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Bill Galvan

California, USA
Post Posted 18 Oct 2017 3:04 pm     Reply with quote

In the early 50's I performed in an amateur contest at the Riverside Rancho.
The Rancho's house band was backing up the amateurs. I was allowed to
stand next to the steel man and listen (and watch) him play. He played a
brilliant solo break then leaned over to me and said, "I don't know this song
I'm just faking it". I thought this was funny since he was a professional but I'd
never heard of him. His name was Joaquin Murphey.
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Rick Bernauer

Kansas, USA
Post Posted 24 Oct 2017 3:49 pm     Reply with quote

Bill - thanks for sharing that story. May we all fake it like Joaquin.
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Ken Campbell

Ferndale, Montana
Post Posted 24 Oct 2017 9:36 pm     Reply with quote

Whoa. If I could go back in time, one of the first things I'd do would be to go hear Murph. You got to watch him. How cool.
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Ray Jenkins

Gold Canyon Az. U.S.A.
Post Posted 25 Oct 2017 2:01 pm     Reply with quote

I met him when he lived in Chandler Az. But I never heard him play.His health wasn't the best then .
Steeling is still legal in Arizona
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