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Discussion in 'B-Bender Forum' started by beyer160, Apr 19, 2017.
What a great story and tragic ending. Thanks for sharing this one.
Thanks for posting this.
Awesome video. Thanks to beyer160 for posting.
Incredibly cool, inspiring and humbling. Marty...I've got a great deal of respect for you.
aces across the board, Clarence's loss was incalculable, and although other guitar players could do that guitar justice, I think Marty was the right person to own it
First time I've heard him mention the original "black hat" Nudie sticker!
One of the best Marty/Clarence clips I've seen - thanks!
Here's one with Gene Parsons (no relation to Gram) talking about how they came up with the b-bender in the first place-
Weather Marty deserves it or not maybe up for debate, but he cares for the guitar which in the end really matters. That guitar is the quintessential "Relic".
Thanks for posting the video. Great stuff. I just saw Marty & the band two weeks ago. What a great player Marty is and probably the best band in country music.
I don't think I've ever heard any debate as to whether or not Marty "deserves" Clarence....who else would there be? Marty plays it every day, allows people to hold it, play it, get their picture taken with it.....there is no better care taker of this historic guitar!
AGREED. Saw him a month or two back. Great show. I love that he plays the bender pretty much all night every night. That's exactly what that telecaster should be doing.
I love this story... I'm late to the Marty Party but I'll tell you what, not only is he a great player - he's exactly the right guy to carry this guitar and Clarence's legend forward.
Thanks for posting this up. I had the Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album and kept it for many years. It was a unique guitar sound that White put on several songs on the record. I also owned the '63/'64 Kentucky Colonels Bluegrass album and it was a watershed type of recording due to Clarence's advanced flat picking style.
His style is almost universal these days. He was certainly an innovator on guitar and his name deserves to be remembered. I wonder what that '54 Telecaster would have brought at an auction?
Marty is doing some shows with Roger McGuinn....
I think they need to do an album....
Look how many views the video has. It was just posted a day or two ago!
I'm not surprised at so many views of the YT video of Marty Stuart. I was up late until midnight, last. I wanted to read this complete chronicle about White.
Anyone interested in the origins of "Country Rock" and what has become today's Country, should delve into this trove of the info on musicians who helped push this form of Country into the mainstream. The Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album can be found with a YT search. Clarence White can be heard on many cuts from that album. Can I believe it? 2018 will mark 50 years since the albums debut.
As asatfan said, I don't think it's ever been up for debate - even from me, a decidedly non-fan of Marty's. I just don't care for his style or bender playing - but I absolutely think it's fine that he has the guitar, and I respect the way he makes it available to other players to try out, take pics etc. I wish he hadn't modified it with the E bender - but *he* wishes he hadn't as well!
he was also on "Younger then Yesterday" and "Notorious Byrd Brothers". He was actually kind of upset when Gram was asked to join the band and he wasn't, as he'd been a "studio weapon" for several years.
Always a treat to see Clarence's Tele.