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Paul Wade


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Post  Posted 27 Mar 2020 12:07 pm    
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I found this article about Jimmy Crawford .can some tell when Jimmy toured with Vince gill. Was it before John hugey..
The last several years of his life he did not play out publicly much, but he did do some touring with Vince Gill and some of the higher paying road jobs. His personality was such that everyone that worked with him got along well with him and would brag about the experience...

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Erv Niehaus


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Post  Posted 27 Mar 2020 12:33 pm    
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I'm sure it had to be before John Hughey.
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scott murray


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Post  Posted 27 Mar 2020 12:33 pm    
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can you share the article Paul?
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Paul Wade


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Post  Posted 27 Mar 2020 12:49 pm     Jimmy Crawford
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Here go Scott

https://pedalsteelmusic.com/?p=517

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Bill Ferguson


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Post  Posted 28 Mar 2020 6:27 am    
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Great article, but Jimmy should have been spelled Jimmie.
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Dean Holman

 

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Post  Posted 28 Mar 2020 10:30 am    
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I worked with Jimmie from mid to late nineties. He never mentioned touring with Vince.Gill. He always talked about touring with Wilma Lee, Slim Whitman and Loretta Lynn. Towards the last few years he toured with Radney Foster and Marsha Thornton. I’m guessing whoever wrote the article, was referring to John Hughey and for some reason thought it was Jimmie. I was neighbors with Jimmie for 3 years and helped him build his latest JCH’s. After I left, Buck Reid went to work for Jimmie. In all that time and all the stories Jimmie told me, not once did he ever mention touring with Vince.
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Bill Ferguson


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Post  Posted 29 Mar 2020 6:18 am    
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I'm not sure that Jimmie toured with Vince, in the way we would think.

I think maybe Vince was a sideman just like Jimmie in one of the bands.

I pretty much followed Vince once he became a star and never saw or heard of Jimmie playing steel with him.

Remember, sometimes Bobbe Seymour either did not remember the real facts or would change them.
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Jeff Peterson

 

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Post  Posted 3 Apr 2020 7:19 am    
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Vince's first tour with John Hughey was opening for Reba and us(Clint Black) on a shared headline that started in Canada. I also worked with Jimmie at his home on the breaks from the road. John played his JCH for about 2 weeks of the tour. We'd get to the venue for soundcheck, and for the first 2 weeks John was always sitting on my Emmons(LLIII) just playin' away. He loved it and ordered 3 after just 2 days. Ron Lashley was thrilled to say the least. Between the two of them, neither ever mentioned Jimmie playing with Vince. Happily, at the time, Jimmie never got too mad at me for John's switch, 'course it really wasn't my fault I guess.
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Jeff Evans


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Post  Posted 4 Apr 2020 5:34 am    
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Three: Cartage, crib, and bus?

Seems I read John Hughey's issue with JCH is that he couldn't get a second one.

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Ken Byng


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Post  Posted 4 Apr 2020 6:35 am    
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Bill Ferguson wrote:
.......Remember, sometimes Bobbe Seymour either did not remember the real facts or would change them.


Really - Who'd a thunk it? Laughing Laughing
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Roger Rettig


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Post  Posted 5 Apr 2020 6:55 am    
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If Bobbe Seymour hadn't ever existed I think we would have had to make him up. Smile
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Chris Brooks

 

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Post  Posted 5 Apr 2020 10:36 am    
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Bobbe was definitely a unique individual.
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Paul Norman

 

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Post  Posted 5 Apr 2020 11:57 am    
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I am glad I got to talk to him. I bought little stuff from him. Bars, strings, etc.
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Larry Bressington


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Post  Posted 5 Apr 2020 12:26 pm    
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I saw Jimmy Crawford with JD (Jerry Donahue) around 1990 at the Bristol Airport social club, that my freinds was some mighty fine pickin. Jimmie liked to de-tune certain strings for certain songs, he was mind blowing on that thing, complete star of the show, banjo rolls and mega licks. I've never heard of the Vince Gill thing.
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scott murray


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Post  Posted 5 Apr 2020 12:43 pm    
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Jimmie worked with Radney Foster who opened for Vince Gill for a time. maybe that's the connection to Vince
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Per Berner


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Post  Posted 5 Apr 2020 10:29 pm    
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As a youngster, I attended a seminar here in Sweden, held by Jimmie Crawford with some assistance from Danish steeler Nils Tuxen. This was back in '79 or '80. I was amazed by his 10 pedal/10 lever setup and of course his phenomenal speed.

The evening jam must have been tough on JImmie – the next day he was a lot quieter and wore his sunglasses all day Winking



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Steve Hinson

 

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Post  Posted 5 Apr 2020 10:35 pm    
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[quote="Per Berner"]As a youngster, I attended a seminar here in Sweden, held by Jimmie Crawford with some assistance from Danish steeler Nils Tuxen. This was back in '79 or '80. I was amazed by his 10 pedal/10 lever setup and of course his phenomenal speed.

The evening jam must have been tough on JImmie – the next day he was a lot quieter and wore his sunglasses all day Winking(quote)



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Larry Bressington


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 3:21 pm    
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It must have been very sunny inside, or those headache pills 💊 were not strong enough! Lol
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Buck Reid

 

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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 5:19 pm    
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Say what you want... Jimmie Crawford was one of the most brilliant people I've ever met! RIP my friend.
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John Macy

 

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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 5:37 pm    
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Amen, Buck!
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Steve Hinson

 

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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 5:59 pm    
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Buck Reid wrote:
Say what you want... Jimmie Crawford was one of the most brilliant people I've ever met! RIP my friend.


No doubt about that!

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Robert Rogers

 

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Post  Posted 8 Apr 2020 6:59 pm    
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Jimmy was unbelievably knowledgeable when it came to the mechanics for pedal steel guitar and was a great man.He was so intelligent and such a great friend to us all.I miss him so very much Sad
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