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Scott Shipley

The Ozark Mountains
Post Posted 2 May 2017 12:01 am     Reply with quote

He collapsed at the end of his 70th birthday gig last night and passed a short while later.
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Mark van Allen

Watkinsville, Ga. USA
Post Posted 2 May 2017 1:03 pm     Reply with quote

I used to kid him that "I knew him since he was a Corporal". A good segment of the music world is in mourning, for those who didn't know of or didn't appreciate his often tilted view of music and the music business, I hope they find their way to some of his genius. He had an extremely, permanently transformative effect on many of the players he came in contact with, and there really aren't many musicians who provide that. I'll sure be grateful for my time with him. What a fine way to cross over- at a celebration of your life and impact with some of the finest musicians of our time. Angel band… look out!
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Chris Templeton

The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 2 May 2017 3:42 pm     Reply with quote

Here's an interview he did. He says The Campbell Brothers are a fave:
I saw/heard them in the 80's when Jimmy Herring was on guitar and Oteil Burbridge was on bass.
What musicianship!
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Bill Hatcher

Atlanta Ga. USA
Post Posted 3 May 2017 8:04 am     Reply with quote

RIP my friend. one of the songs they did was "fixing to die".....bruce had a heart attack a while back. maybe the night was just his chosen jumping off point.
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Mickey Adams

Bandera Texas
Post Posted 3 May 2017 7:24 pm     Reply with quote

I had been scheduled to begin rehearsal in June with Bruce in Atlanta...I am very saddened by his passing...
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Grayson, Ga.
Post Posted 4 May 2017 10:36 am     Reply with quote

I remember seeing the Hampton Grease Band many times in the late 60's here. You never knew what they would play. I remember "Pipeline" one night at the sports arena.
Also remember Bruce as "Milton" the tunesmith from Sling blade.
What a cast in that movie.
A big loss for those who knew and loved him.
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