Don Rich looks so young here (video)...

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  1. FlamingSmile

    FlamingSmile TDPRI Member

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    Check out his late 50's tele! ...and the amp. Can anyone identify the amp?

    This is from the Jimmy Dean Show. I'm guessing 1964? This is the earliest footage I think I've seen. (Homer and Jethro were also on this one... as it was shown recently)

    "Love's Gonna Live Here"

    :arrow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw97L5uSySI


    "My Heart Skips a Beat" and a little "Bud's Bounce"

    :arrow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlJgvnfS7zg
     
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  2. Buckocaster51

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    Neat!

    Now we know the secret to the Buck Owens' Sound was to flail rhythm on a big old Gibson twelve-string.

    The man must have had a Grip O'Steel!

    ;)
     
  3. postjob62

    postjob62 Tele-Holic

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    Well, he would have been young here: if it's 1964, he would have been around 23!

    Weird as it sounds, I can't watch too many of these old Buck and Don videos in a sitting-they tend to really get me into a "can't believe those days are gone forever" frame of mind. Anytime I'm out somewhere and trying to explain the Tele sound to someone, I run out to my truck and grab my Buck Owens "Greatest Hits" CD and let Don do the talking.
     
  4. imwjl

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    A lot of the old recordings emphasize how less is more. The solos and runs that are more subdued and take their turns leave one wanting more.
     
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    The amp is probably a 64', looking from the end the video, it seems that the amp in the back of him is a narrow panel fender covered in black tolex. What model, I couldn't tell you, but here is a little snid bit from the Fender Vintage collector website.


    Mid 1964 Amp specs:
    Black tolex replaces brown, white, or tweed on all models.
    Reverb added to all mid to high end amp models. Some models (like the Deluxe and Princeton) reverb is an option and is not standard.
    Silver grill material replaces cane.
     
  6. lewis

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    Stunning video. Thanks for the links.
     
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    There will never be another Don Rich and Buck Owens!
     
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    The real mccoy! Thanks for bringing these to our attention, unbeatable.
     
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    Schnauzer Tele-Meister

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    Buck & Don

    Brought tears to my eyes. Classic!

    What is that marking on the lower bout (sp) of Don's Tele. I have seen lots o' pictures and watched him live many times but never noticed anything on the pick guard like that.

    WHAT'S WITH THAT? Could that possibly be the secret to his pickin'?

    Jim
    I've got tears in my ears from lyin' on my back cryin' over you...........
     
  10. dibber124

    dibber124 Tele-Afflicted

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    Thanks, every time I see one of these videos I like I'm back in grade school. Man , DR could play>
     
  11. stevieboy

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    I think it says donrich.com

    Buck and Jimmy Dean don't exactly look like oldtimers, either!
     
  12. Daddydex

    Daddydex Friend of Leo's

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    I think it is a sticker of some sort. Maybe Don was thinking about doing a punk or emo thing. Very cool videos, thank you.

    Dan

    Edit: In the second video you can clearly see it is a sticker with his name on it.
     
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    Never saw such an early clip. I could watch that stuff all day.
     
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    Don didn't need no fretboard inlay!!

    Those are classic! It makes me yern for a time I didn't even know!
     
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    Good to see Don playing a custom shop relic (or is that a Nash..?) ;)

    Thanks for the post. Love that stuff.
     
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    Looks like Don is playing through a Blackface('64) Fender Super Reverb, Doyle is using a blonde Fender('61-'63) Dual Showman, and Tom is playing a Fender 1000 through a Fender Tweed Twin.
     
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    Guys correct me if i am mistaken

    Jimmy Bryant and Don Rich had a similar way to play the solos. I have seen some videos (not too much i think) and i have seen that they used to repeat the same notes a lot of times without too much bendings. I am correct?

    It seems to me like they used to play the major or pentatonic scale up and down...
     
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    That was great! Those versions are even better than the studio recordings of the same songs. My Heart Skips A Beat is one of my all-time favorites. I used to play and sing that song in a band about 20 years ago.

    Are you sure that's a 50s tele? All the custom Telecasters the Buckeroos played all through the 60s always had maple necks.

    I was gonna say the same thing about Don Rich looking very "punk" with his sticker on his tele... look like he did it years before Joe Strummer.

    I have to say, I dont hear even a vague similarity between Jimmy Bryant and Don Rich. Jimmy Bryant was basically a jazz player...he used the neck pickup almost exclusively, and played "chromatically"...using many more notes than country players...with heavy flatwound strings. Don Rich's style was very "country", using only the major and minor pentatonic scales..and light guage round wound strings. Don Rich also used bends in most of his solos.
     
  19. tdowns

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    Yeee Haw!!!

    That is fantastic. I don't know who sleepycreek on YouTube is, but he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. He has uploaded 363 videos. It is a wonderful source of the older country music shows.

    That is the first time I have ever seen Don play the solo to "My Heart Skips A Beat" like the original record. He varies off the original in the Ranch videos, and not even close on the later Hee Haw stuff.

    I used to think fresh strings were the key to the Don Rich sound. You will notice on a lot of these old recordings that the strings were quite dead. But there was A LOT of treble. It just cuts through the mix.

    That smile is really something special.

    Perhaps the is pre-Fender endorsement days, i.e., pre-sparkle Teles.
     
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    that sure is a fancy schmancy suit buck is wearin'. but what's up with his collar?? wardrobe faux pas???tsktsk
     
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