Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by musiclover56, Aug 12, 2008.
where do i begin?
An amazing underrated guitar player. Awesome licks.
He was way ahead of his time. Listen to something like Funnel Of Love by Wanda Jackson and you'll hear what I mean.
Roy Clark is the one and only reason I sat thru Hee-Haw way back when.
Well, that and the purty girls...
and i'm a grinnin'
and phut, you was gone,
With great talents like Roy Clark, Buck Owens & Grandpa Jones it's surprising how bad a show Hee Haw was.
I watched it every week though.
Roy was greatness but I'm not so sure about Buck. Hee Haw might have been as much a curse for Roy as it was a blessing. He was seen by millions but forever associated with that terrible show, which was mostly beneath his talent. The Million Dollar Band was fantastic (composed of Roy and a who's who of guest musicians). Maybe we need to peel off a thread about Hew Haw. Perhaps I'm being a bit harsh.
Buck Owens didn't often demonstrate greatness on Hee Haw, but he was a fantastic musician and one of the real founders of country rock (although not generally recognized as such). He was a major influence on The Beatles (via Ringo Starr), The Rolling Stones (via Keith Richards), Gram Parsons and lot of others.
I love Roy Clark's music and Hee Haw. His albums are widely found on used vinyl in decent shape and there are several decent hits compilations out there on CD.
Love Cousin Roy
I love Roy Clark's guitar playing, Check out a album he made with Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
It's called "Makin' Music" - Roy Clark, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
I think he's a great player. But pretty much the only thing I can listen to anymore is "The Lightning Fingers Of Roy Clark". And even that's pretty cheese filled for my tastes.
Heck I still love Hee-Haw. Never missed an episode as a kid.
I've heard stories that he was an early influence on teen-aged Roy Buchanan and Danny Gatton. Of course with those two you never know where truth ends and myth begins.
I loved those albums he made with Buck Trent. They bring back lots of childhood memories for me.
Any recommendations for starters? I Buck Trent. Does he play his electric banjo on these?
I have "Banjo Bandits" on CD with Roy and Buck Trent.
listen to the insane guitar solo on wanda jackson's version of "hard headed woman". that's roy. he could be pretty amazing.
buck owens was really more influential as a bandleader and songwriter though.
An amazing talent.
Grew up listening to Roy on my mom's hifi. Love the guy!
Yesterday, When I Was Young and I Never Picked Cotton.
I've picked up several of his albums recently, and I would advise going for live. They showcase his chops and downplay the Nashville schmaltz that so many country performers were handed to record.
I'll never forget the story my Grandfather told of the time he went to go see Roy in concert.
He said he put on a wonderful show but when someone in the audience asked him to play more instrumentals, his reply was "I sing all my instrumentals!"
My favorite was always Pair Of Fives. It's never been on CD but the vinyl is one of the cleanest records I've ever heard. Absolutely silent vinyl.
Love him! I think he may have gotten more exposure for his appearance on the Odd Couple! That was a wonderful segment with him playing his Martin D-28!
People forget that he popped up in a lot of one-shot apperances on many TV-shows throught the late-sixties to mid-seventies. He was to go to guy if a show needed a rural episode.
that's a wonderful album!
a showcase for talent if there ever was one...azz kickin!
And What About Buck?
How about Buck Owens and Roy recorded an album with Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown too.
Ok, so I didn't read all of the earlier posts.
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