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Alex Formento

 

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Post  Posted 18 Dec 2019 9:27 am    
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Hey y’all,
Been listening to Ricky Skaggs’ album ‘Highways and Heartaches’ lately and wondering if anyone knows who is playing steel on “Let’s Love the bad times away”? Sounds like Lloyd Green to me but I know Weldon was on the album too. Thanks!

https://youtu.be/B5U3WM0paoQ
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Fred Treece


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Post  Posted 18 Dec 2019 10:11 am    
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It’s Weldon.
One of the great steel albums of all time, IMO.
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Alex Formento

 

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Post  Posted 18 Dec 2019 12:48 pm    
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Thanks Fred! I totally agree.
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Paul King

 

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Gainesville, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 19 Dec 2019 3:37 am    
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It does not sound to me like Lloyd or Weldon. Bruce Bouton played on some of his recordings so I wonder if it might be Bruce.
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Fred Justice


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Post  Posted 19 Dec 2019 4:25 am    
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I'd guest Paul Franklin, sounds like him to me.
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Joe Krumel

 

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Post  Posted 19 Dec 2019 7:17 am     highways and heartaches
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I agree, one of the best steel LP'S ever.I can still remember purchasing it,back in the day.
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Randy Schneider


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SW New Mexico, USA
Post  Posted 19 Dec 2019 7:30 am    
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Fred Treece wrote:
It’s Weldon.
One of the great steel albums of all time, IMO.


Discogs agrees with Fred. Credits Weldon as the steeler on that track. Lists Bruce Bouton and Lloyd Green on the album as well:

https://www.discogs.com/Ricky-Skaggs-Highways-Heartaches/release/1806995
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Bill Ferguson


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Post  Posted 19 Dec 2019 7:47 am    
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I hear characteristics of Weldon.
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Post  Posted 19 Dec 2019 11:59 am    
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Lloyd, Weldon and Bruce are all credited on the album. Take your pick.
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Marco Schouten


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Post  Posted 19 Dec 2019 2:42 pm    
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It's a real fine album, but the highlight for me is Nothing Can Hurt You, Lloyd's ending solo is so beautiful and delicate.
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Ricky Davis


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Post  Posted 19 Dec 2019 5:28 pm    
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I love it when people post; when it's obvious they didn't read ANY of the other posts AT ALLL......ha....
"you know; there are other people in the world besides your own self"....ha.
Ricky
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Fred Treece


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Post  Posted 19 Dec 2019 5:45 pm    
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Ricky Davis wrote:
I love it when people post; when it's obvious they didn't read ANY of the other posts AT ALLL......ha....
"you know; there are other people in the world besides your own self"....ha.
Ricky

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Dean Holman

 

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Post  Posted 18 Feb 2020 1:01 am    
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I played for Ricky in the mid-nineties. Most of the earlier stuff, Bruce Bouton played. Lloyd always played on a few things. I would have to listen to the whole album to see which one I would think that Weldon played on. If Weldon did play on this one, he did a very good job getting Bruce’s tone cause that sure sounds a lot like Bruce’s old push-pull. Plus, it just doesn’t sound enough like Weldon’s style to me. Weldon gets a certain tone and does some things a certain way that I usually have no problem determining what he plays on. To me, this just sounds more like Bruce. Listen to Bruce play You Make Me Feel Like A Man on Skaggs Live In London and see if you can hear what I hear in comparison. I don’t remember the credits except that Ricky used his band most of the time, but, he did like to use Lloyd a lot. Then, in 1986, Terry Crisp went to work for Skaggs and started playing on the sessions. Ricky sure had great tastes in steel guitar players. I did a pretty good job on the gig. I think one of the main reasons why Skaggs hired me was because I was a pretty good dobro player and I could play a good deal of Jerry Douglas’s style. I sure do miss them days.
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Walter Stettner


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Post  Posted 18 Feb 2020 10:06 am    
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No need to discuss further. The inner sleeve of the album lists detailed credits for each song, Weldon is on this song.

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Steve Hinson

 

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Hendersonville Tn USA
Post  Posted 18 Feb 2020 11:38 am    
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I listened and it sounded just like Weldon...

I read every post and listened again...

It still sounded just like Weldon...

SH
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Ken Pippus


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Lake Oswego, OR
Post  Posted 18 Feb 2020 2:47 pm    
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And it’s credited to him. Amazing.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 18 Feb 2020 3:36 pm    
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Ricky always had a great steel player, and Dean fits right in there. The Dobro was a highlight for me. Thanks Dean. I have a tough time picking out the differences between these excellent players and have to depend on the credits to guide me.
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David Mitchell

 

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Tyler, Texas
Post  Posted 20 Feb 2020 4:36 pm    
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Suspect Weldon Myrick has been formally indicted. This court is adjourned. Laughing
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Tony Dingus

 

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Kingsport, Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 24 Feb 2020 7:32 pm    
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Sounds like Weldon to me.

Tony
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