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Dustin Kleingartner


From:
Saint Paul MN, USA
Post Posted 8 Sep 2017 12:30 pm     Reply with quote

Don Williams died today at the age of 78. He was the Gentle Giant from Texas. He will be missed.
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Godfrey Arthur


From:
Philippines
Post Posted 8 Sep 2017 1:21 pm     Reply with quote

Godspeed Don.

Your soothing baritone voice warmed and inspired many.


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Don R Brown


From:
Rochester, New York, USA
Post Posted 8 Sep 2017 1:30 pm     Reply with quote

Damn! I have enjoyed his singing all the way since his Pozo Seco Singers days.
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Georg Sørtun


From:
Mandal, VA, Norway & Weeki Wachee, FL, USA
Post Posted 8 Sep 2017 1:53 pm     Reply with quote

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Tony Prior


From:
Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 8 Sep 2017 2:01 pm     Reply with quote

Wonderful country singer and artist, one of my earliest influences. RIP Don
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Per Berner


From:
Skövde, Sweden
Post Posted 9 Sep 2017 1:47 am     Reply with quote

Very saddening news. He was one the best, perhaps even THE best.

I saw him live back in 1975 when I was just a kid. About 10,000 people at the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg. Don was singing "I recall a gypsy woman" accompanied by nothing more than a guitar and a harmonica (Jim Colvard and Danny Flowers, I believe). The audience was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop, pure magic.

RIP.
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Stan Paxton


From:
1/2 & 1/2 Florida and Tenn, USA
Post Posted 9 Sep 2017 4:08 am     Reply with quote

Oh my, I hate this. Don Williams was one of my favorite singers all the way back. Had a sound & delivery of song that was beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable to the max; nothing tense or nerve jangling or driving to a jarring conclusion. ...Sad I am. ...
Condolences to all who love him ...
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Paul King


From:
Gainesville, Texas, USA
Post Posted 9 Sep 2017 5:04 am     Reply with quote

Don was a fantastic singer. He was one who just sit down and sing without all the hoopla many do today. I never realized he was close to 80 years of age. He will surely be missed.
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John Brock


From:
Xenia, Ohio
Post Posted 9 Sep 2017 7:50 am     Don Williams Reply with quote

So sad to hear this . We love to play his songs....we'll be doing that today. RIP Don.
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Walter Stettner


From:
Vienna, Austria
Post Posted 9 Sep 2017 10:04 am     Reply with quote

That is really shocking news. His recordings with Lloyd Green on Steel and Dobro always were among my favorites.

RIP, Don and thanks for the great music.

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Art Beard


From:
Camp Verde, AZ
Post Posted 10 Sep 2017 3:37 am     Reply with quote

ditto Walter on that.. RIP Don thanks
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Ned McIntosh


From:
New South Wales, Australia
Post Posted 10 Sep 2017 11:46 am     Reply with quote

We have lost a giant in the genre. No one had a smoother voice or better delivery and phrasing. For so many of us Don Williams singing, with Lloyd Green's back-up on steel and Dobro, defines a generation of country music. RIP and thanks.
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Chris Brooks


From:
Providence, Rhode Island
Post Posted 15 Sep 2017 7:07 am     Reply with quote

Am listening to Gypsy Woman right now. I love his sparse arrangements. Lots of space. Piano solo simply playing the melody. Nobody trying to prove anything.

Chris
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Al Vesel


From:
Chisholm, Minnesota, USA
Post Posted 4 Oct 2017 12:54 pm     Don Williams Passing Reply with quote

I also am sad to see this fine musician leave us. Me and my Wife would love to go to his concerts when he was in the area. Soft beautiful voice that will stand the test of time. I don't believe I ever heard a song of his that we did not like.

RIP fellow musician.

Love Al and Darlene Vesel
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