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Joe Goldmark


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Post Posted 4 May 2011 11:13 am     Reply with quote

Steeler: Buddy Emmons
Artist: Ronnie Dove
Tune: Things
Label: Melodyland ME 6011F
Year: 1975



In a post awhile back, Cal Sharp mentioned hearing and enjoying this tune. I tracked it down, because I hadn't heard it, and I don't think it ever made it to the West Coast. It's definitely Buddy, sounding like he's having a great time and throwing in some of his signature licks.

http://www.vinylbeat.com/forum/04Things.m4a


Artist: Roger Miller
LP Title: Trip In The Country
Tunes: Tall, Tall Trees, When A House Is Not A Home
Label: Mercury SR 61297
Year: 1970





This album has been discussed a lot on the Forum, but I'm not sure if tunes have been posted. From what I've read, Buddy was a good friend of Roger's and even went on the road with him as a bass player for a tour when Roger was a pop/novelty star and not using a steel player. The tunes on this album are all ones that Roger wrote for Ray Price and others before he became a star. Hard to believe this was released 40 years ago, ouch.

Here's also a fun book about Roger Miller, which is told in over 100 short stories and anecdotes from people in the business who knew Roger (Buddy included).

http://www.vinylbeat.com/forum/1-14TallTallTrees.m4a

http://www.vinylbeat.com/forum/05WhenAHouseIsNotAHome.m4a


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Pete Finney


Post Posted 4 May 2011 11:54 am     Reply with quote

More great stuff, Joe... Thanks for doing this!
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Peter Freiberger


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California, USA
Post Posted 4 May 2011 12:11 pm     Reply with quote

Yow! Thanks for posting this! Classic Emmons tone and licks! Is this possibly also on an album with other Emmons-graced cut? "Trip In The Country" is also magnificent, although from an earlier era. Just got another copy at Amoeba (Great store! Only one in the Hollywood area I know of with any significant number of country records). You can't have too many.
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Greg Cutshaw


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Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 4 May 2011 12:21 pm     Reply with quote

Not sure how you guys got this to play but I renamed it to a .mp4 file and it plays with the QuickTime player. Other than that I assume you all have ITunes.

Thanks for posting Joe!

Greg
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Peter Freiberger


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Post Posted 4 May 2011 3:39 pm     Reply with quote

I just click on it and it opens a new page and plays. Anything more complicated than that and I have to ask my 14 yr. old for help.
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Greg Cutshaw


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Post Posted 4 May 2011 4:23 pm     Reply with quote

I just tried it on my home computer using Chrome and it just opens up and plays like you said! My work computer runs Explorer so maybe there's a difference.

Update" It runs automatically on my work computer as well on Explorer in a new window with Quicktime installed.

Greg
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Tom Keller


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Greeneville, TN, USA
Post Posted 4 May 2011 5:00 pm     Reply with quote

I use the VLC media player which works with a host of video and audio formats.
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Emmett Roch


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Post Posted 4 May 2011 7:34 pm     Reply with quote

Good find, Joe. Thanks.
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Cal Sharp


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Post Posted 4 May 2011 8:39 pm     Reply with quote

Worth the search, huh, Joe? Very Happy That's Jimmy Colvard playing guitar on "Things".
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Frank Freniere


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Chicago, IL
Post Posted 6 May 2011 5:05 am     Reply with quote

Terrific!
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Brint Hannay


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Maryland, USA
Post Posted 6 May 2011 6:41 am     Reply with quote

When I click on these (I use Firefox), they play on a page with a black screen with no control buttons, progress bar or time clock. I've been wondering what player is doing it. I do have VLC player. Is that how VLC player plays audio?

I love that burst of fast notes that jumps in from left field in Buddy's Tall Tall Trees solo--who else would have done that?
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Jim Smith


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Valley Ranch (north Irving), TX, USA
Post Posted 7 May 2011 10:52 am     Reply with quote

Brint Hannay wrote:
When I click on these (I use Firefox), they play on a page with a black screen with no control buttons, progress bar or time clock. I've been wondering what player is doing it.


I use Firefox on Windows 7 and get the same black box. In the tool bar, it's listed as Windows Media Player. If you hover your mouse over the box, the controls will appear.
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Bill Rowlett


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Russellville, AR, USA
Post Posted 20 Sep 2011 1:43 pm     Reply with quote

You can convert these M4a songs to MP3's with ManiacTools Free M4a to MP3 Converter. I then use a free program MP3Gain to set the levels the same as all my other MP3's. Both these programs work great.

Bill
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Jerry Erickson


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Atlanta,IL 61723
Post Posted 20 Sep 2011 8:39 pm     Reply with quote

"A Trip In The Country " is quite the listening experience! No filler songs on that record. Thanks Joe!
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post Posted 20 Sep 2011 11:24 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Joe !
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Dan Tyack


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Olympia, WA USA
Post Posted 24 Sep 2011 11:55 am     Reply with quote

Great cut, Joe! I don't think I ever heard that, either.
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