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Robert Rogers


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Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 10:32 am    
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On this day Feb.2 2005 we lost a true Legend my good friend and one of the most talented steel guitarist to ever walk God's beautiful earth Mr.Jimmy Crawford. Jimmy I miss you every day.You always made me laugh or smile with your personality and your pickin'.I'll be forever missing you....
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Roger Rettig


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Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 11:03 am    
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Jimmie was a blessing to all who crossed his path. I was lucky enough to tour with him for Slim Whitman in the '90s and he was kindness personified as well as being a supremely gifted musician.

Thanks for all your help and encouragement, Jimmie.

I'm reminded that the MD on that tour was none other than the great Harold Bradley whom we lost just this week.
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Roy Rosetta


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Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 8:08 pm    
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Jimmy was one of the "good guys". He will be missed and to his family we send our prayers and condolences.
...Roy and Barbara
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Walter Stettner


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Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 11:29 pm    
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OMG, 14 years already! Thanks for remembering this great gentleman, player and builder!

Kind Regards, Walter
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Bob Watson


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Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 2:18 am    
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Jimmie was one of kind, I miss his playing, his immense knowledge of the pedal steel and his infectious sense of humor.
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Nick Reed


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Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 2:18 pm    
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One of my A-TEAM members


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Michael Douchette


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Gallatin, TN
Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 6:10 pm    
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Dang, Nick. You and Smiley are the only ones left...
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GaryL


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Medina, OH USA
Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 8:50 pm     Re: Jimmy Crawford
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Robert Rogers wrote:
On this day Feb.2 2005 we lost a true Legend my good friend and one of the most talented steel guitarist to ever walk God's beautiful earth Mr.Jimmy Crawford. Jimmy I miss you every day.You always made me laugh or smile with your personality and your pickin'.I'll be forever missing you....


My life was improved by knowing Jimmy. He was one of a kind and we need many more like him!
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GaryL


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Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 8:51 pm     Re: Jimmy Crawford
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Robert Rogers wrote:
On this day Feb.2 2005 we lost a true Legend my good friend and one of the most talented steel guitarist to ever walk God's beautiful earth Mr.Jimmy Crawford. Jimmy I miss you every day.You always made me laugh or smile with your personality and your pickin'.I'll be forever missing you....


My life was improved by knowing Jimmy. He was one of a kind and we need many more like him!
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Jerry Hayes


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Virginia Beach, Va.
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2019 9:16 am    
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I liked seeing those sets he and Russ Hicks used to do together..........Magic......JH in Va.
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 9 Feb 2019 11:30 am    
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A belated Godspeed Mr. Crawford!

Country bar with Faron Young!

Live, Jimmie would play to his heart's content not hindered by studio arrangements. Got to respect that.

Looking back, we know what he was up to then and it makes more sense now.

Would someone explain why the difference in the spelling of his name?










From 1973
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Tiny Olson


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Tribes Hill, NY, Mohawk River Valley, USA
Post  Posted 13 Feb 2019 1:04 pm    
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When Jimmie liked or thought highly of someone I remember him saying, "He's a Dandy". Jimmie was a "DANDY", big time..!! I met him in 1975 and we became friends. What a tremendously awesome man and musical talent he was. I still miss him.

Sincerely,
Chris "Tiny" Olson
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Ben Lawson


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Brooksville Florida
Post  Posted 13 Feb 2019 8:09 pm    
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Jimmie ordered the parts for my '76 Emmons from Ron Lashley and assembled them in his basement. I stayed in his home for a few days until he was done. He was an amazing man and player. We did a lot of laughing over the years. He once called me, collect, and played his "Rocky Top" over the phone from the vinyl LP. He put it on and walked away never to return. I heard the entire album before I hung up. He was a very funny guy.
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Buck Reid


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Mt. Juliet,TN
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2019 7:18 am    
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Love that story Ben! Jimmie was a mentor, teacher, incredible player and the best friend anybody could have. I miss the stories he would share when we worked on building guitars into the wee hours of the morning most nights. Great memories I will always cherish. RIP... Jimmie!
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Roy Peterman


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Muncy Valley, Pennsylvania
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2019 11:18 am    
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Great stories Buck and Bennie, I sure enjoyed reading them.
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Bill Cunningham


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Atlanta, Ga. USA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2019 11:47 pm    
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Somewhere on the forum there is a thread where Buddy E was asked to name his top 10 pedal and non-pedal players. Jimmy is on that list along with Curley, Lloyd, Sneaky Pete, and a few others (I can never remember the others and it’s hard to search for the thread) ‘Nuff said, I suppose......
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Finis Spier


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Texas, USA
Post  Posted 19 Apr 2019 6:38 pm     jimmy crawford
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i was fortunate with mickey adams help to get one of his guitars a jch still cant believe it
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Ron Funk


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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 23 Apr 2019 6:47 pm    
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Jimmy using both necks - 1967


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9yTqFWxHpA
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 23 Apr 2019 9:36 pm    
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Ron Funk wrote:
Jimmy using both necks - 1967


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9yTqFWxHpA




That's refreshing!
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Dean Holman


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Branson MO
Post  Posted 7 Jun 2019 9:51 pm    
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I was neighbors with Jimmy for four years. I spent countless hours in Jimmy’s basement learning anything I could ever want to know about steel guitar musically and mechanically. I’ll always cherish the time I spent with him and miss him dearly. He was for sure a dandy.
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Joe Krumel


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Nashville,TN.
Post  Posted 8 Jun 2019 11:11 am     crawford cluster
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Hi Dean. Years ago Ken Davis from Lima Ohio took me under his wing and got me off the ground with the pedal steel.When his old ShoBud wore out he ordered an emmonsPP with the Crawford cluster. Jimmy must have been a genius to figure that thing out!
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John Macy


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Denver, CO/Rockport, TX
Post  Posted 9 Jun 2019 9:52 pm    
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Jimmie was the first Nashville pro I met, via Tommy Cass on my first trip to Nashville in 1973. I later ended up in Colorado where I became an Emmons dealer, and started bring Jimmie out to do seminars and some recording. We recorded the James and John record (with John Hughey) Together. He built a 10x10 push pull for me in 1979 and I later added JCH #106, of which I will never sell. Spent a lot of hours in the basement, memories never to be forgotten. Miss ya, babe!
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