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David Zornes

 

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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 6:55 am    
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Has anyone seen any announcement from The Oak Ridge Boy’s web site about the supposedly passing of Jimmy Capps? If so, oh my goodness.
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Billy Murdoch

 

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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 7:00 am    
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I saw on Facebook that Jimmy had passed
Sad news indeed.
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 7:18 am    
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Aw, crap...
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Paul Norman

 

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Washington, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 7:28 am    
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It is definitely so. I cannot find an obit. Though.
His best friend Clyde Mattocks told it.
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Nick Reed


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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 7:42 am    
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Floyd Lowery

 

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Deland, Florida, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 7:49 am    
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This is very sad news.
Wonderful person and a fantastic guitar player. He will certainly be missed.
RIP Jimmy
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Larry King

 

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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 7:51 am    
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This is horrible news....my condolences first to Michelle , then to the cast of Larry's Country Diner , and lastly to everyone whoever came to town with a guitar and a dream and needed an example of greatness , Jimmy Capps was the yardstick by which the rest of us are measured . He set the bar extremely high.....often imitated but never equalled , he was without a doubt a fine man , a Christian , and an inspiration to us dreamers . Having met him in 1968 , he got a tone out of a 335 like no one ever did.....I asked him what he did to the guitar to get that tone and he said it was stock......of course we all know it's in the hands . He had the hands . This one hurts .
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Neil Lang


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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 8:31 am    
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Sad, sad news. RIP Jimmy. The guitar players "Guitar Player". One of thee Best!!!
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Steve Green


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Gulfport, MS, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 8:49 am    
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Buck Trent just shared the news on his FB page. Condolences to the family. Really enjoyed his picking.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 8:56 am    
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RIP Jimmy Capps, you were the Topps!
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 9:26 am    
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How sad...
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Dave Mudgett


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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 9:26 am    
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Mainstream media hasn't picked this up yet, nor is it showing on his facebook page. But it appears to be true through other sources, sorry to say.

Jimmy indeed was a guitar picker's guitar picker, a fully-realized and truly great musician through and through. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
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John Sluszny

 

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Brussels, Belgium
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 9:30 am    
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Oh no !!!
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Bernie Watruba

 

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Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 9:35 am    
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RIP My friend. Our prayers are with you and your family. You were such a tasteful guitarist and a real gentleman.
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Douglas Bone

 

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Fort Worth,Tx. USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 10:53 am     Jimmy Capps RIP
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And a loss for Country Family Reunion, musicians. Mr Capps played along side, Mike Johnson, Hank Singer etc! Sorry for y'alls loss!
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John LeMaster


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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 11:22 am     A Legend
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First media report that I found:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/jimmy-capps-grand-ole-opry-guitar-dead-obit-1009029/
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Bill Dobkins


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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 12:28 pm     Rip Mr Capps
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Jimmy was a gem in the world of music and one of my guitar heroes.
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Delbert Phelps

 

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Shelby, Ohio
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 12:30 pm     Jimmy Capps
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Sad news indeed, RIP Mr Capps, condolences to your family .
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Shorty Smith

 

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Columbus, Georgia, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 12:47 pm    
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So sad to hear Jimmy Capps passed away, He was one on my idols that will be surely missed, Condolence to the family, RIP Jimmy Capps.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 12:51 pm    
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Another legend in the business. RIP Jimmy Capps, you made the world a better place with your music.
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Rick Campbell


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Sneedville, TN, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 2:26 pm    
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One of the last great country guitarist in Nashville. He could play a few single notes behind a singer at just the right time and with the most tasteful licks.

RIP my friend.

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Michael Douchette


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Gallatin, TN
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 6:26 pm    
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Jimmy was a hero, and a dear friend. The first time we worked together, I was 19, and he graciously accepted me as "one of their own." We worked together so many times, laughed together, I marveled at his ability and wisdom. I remember asking him early on, "How do you just know all those songs without any hesitation?" He responded, "How long have you been playing?" "A couple years, I guess." He grinned at me and said, "You'll know the answer after YOU have 30 years under your belt."

I was honored to be in the staff band at his 2014 Induction to the Musician's Hall of Fame. After rehearsal, I pulled him aside and told him how proud I was to be able to be there for him, with him, how our friendship of 40 years had meant so much to me, and I reminded him of that question I had asked him 40 years prior and how he had responded. Tears welled up in both our eyes and we laughed/cried together in a great bear hug.

Cecil... Cees... man, this hurts so bad. I will miss you terribly. We'll catch up eventually. Godspeed, brother.
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 6:40 pm    
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Sad to hear this - one does not have to be a guitar "expert" to appreciate the contributions he and his instrument brought to a song each time he played.


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Skip Edwards

 

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LA,CA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 9:54 pm    
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Really sorry to hear about this. He was the master of simplicity and taste…
He was the player I would subtly - or not so subtly - mention whenever I had the opportunity to talk with my overplaying guitar playing friends.
We could all learn from him, no matter what instrument we play.

Vaya con Dios, Jimmy. Wish we had met. Maybe next time…
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Ernie Renn


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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2020 10:58 pm    
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Here's short video that Pat Severs shared with me to share with you all.

Rehearsing a Don Helms tune called "Mud Hut" as an opening number for the Country Family Reunion On Tour in Branson, MO.

Pat on steel guitar & Jimmy on 6-string electric.

Severs & Capps - Mud Hut!

Jimmy Capps was one of a kind. A kind and gentle human being that could make a guitar talk. A lot of people will miss the Sheriff... Rest in Peace, Jimmy...
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