| Visit Our Catalog at SteelGuitarShopper.com |

Post new topic "Chord- King" Curly Chalker!
Reply to topic
Author Topic:  "Chord- King" Curly Chalker!
Donny Hinson


From:
Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 10 Nov 2018 11:33 am    
Reply with quote

I know most of the old timers have heard this stuff, and a lot of players just prefer E9th. But maybe...just maybe, there's a few newbies that haven't been introduced to these stylings. Of particular interest (to me) are Curly's renditions of "Danny Boy", and "Gentle On My Mind". This stuff just blows me away!

Hope you enjoy it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOtEDOgx8JQ

`
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
R. E. Miller


From:
Nowhere, Near Home.
Post  Posted 10 Nov 2018 1:12 pm    
Reply with quote

Man...talk about hitting the spot. Those tangy chords and rhythm stabs on "Gentle on My Mind" make me remember when hearing Chalker and Emmons on "Home in San Antone" made me want to play whatever was making THOSE SOUNDS. I had heard OF this album but don't think I'd heard it. Thanks for posting it.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Paul King


From:
Gainesville, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 11 Nov 2018 4:18 am    
Reply with quote

I love to hear Curly Chalker play steel guitar. He certainly was a killer player.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Ken Boi


From:
Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 11 Nov 2018 5:22 am    
Reply with quote

Just to make sure, is he playing an E9 pedal steel?

He rips it up on "Gentle On My Mind"! (try listening around 15:40. Whew!)

Very nice!


Last edited by Ken Boi on 12 Nov 2018 5:49 am; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
John Swain


From:
Newberry,SC
Post  Posted 11 Nov 2018 10:19 am    
Reply with quote

Ken, he was playing C6, his own tuning E on top and open low A
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Carl Williams


From:
Oklahoma
Post  Posted 11 Nov 2018 4:09 pm    
Reply with quote

Thanks Donny....Curly was an amazing steel guitarist and musician. Even though many of our Masters have gone on, we still have their great music to appreciate. Thanks again for posting this link...Carl
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Ken Boi


From:
Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 12 Nov 2018 5:45 am    
Reply with quote

In case this wasn't noticed on YouTube, there also is the Side-1 of the LP if interested:

https://youtu.be/P7vR5tRAKLM
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Peter Freiberger


From:
California, USA
Post  Posted 12 Nov 2018 10:59 am    
Reply with quote

Here's more. Someone has posted some very nice copies of "More Ways To Play" and "Counterpoint", and a lot more. Much better than my old vinyl.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Curly+Chalker&search_sort=video_date_uploaded
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Douglas Schuch


From:
St John, US Virgin Islands
Post  Posted 12 Nov 2018 1:32 pm    
Reply with quote

This album was released in 1974. A lot of music from back then sounds dated. But between the excellent selection of songs Curly chose to cover, and his very "high-energy" style of playing makes these songs sound so alive even today. Curly deserves way more attention that he gets as one of the masters of our instrument.
_________________
"We don't wear sequins because we think we're great. We wear them because we think sequins are great." Gram Parsons
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
Nic Sanford


From:
Oklahoma
Post  Posted 12 Nov 2018 5:02 pm    
Reply with quote

This post reminded me to, finally, punch Curly Chalker into my Spotify. Great results. Helped the workday out.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Jump to:  
Please review our Forum Rules and Policies
Our Online Catalog
Strings, CDs, instruction, and steel guitar accessories
www.SteelGuitarShopper.com

Steel Guitar Music
Instrumental steel guitar CDs for your permanent collection
www.SteelGuitarMusic.com

BIAB Styles
Ray Price Shuffles for Band-in-a-Box
by Jim Baron

The Steel Guitar Forum
148 S. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

Support This Forum



advertisement