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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blind_Possum, Sep 4, 2012.
A guitar and a grin!
My Grandmother played in a Symphony in Syracuse back in the 20's. One of my cousins is an accomplished Cellist. My Dad fronted Swing bands in the 40's after the War, singing and playing trombone. He was working his way through college on the GI Bill in Boston and NYC. He opened for Tommy Dorsey once.
My brother was married to Jeannie C. Riley's daughter.
Neal Matthews was my second cousin. Most people have never heard of him, but they have heard him. He was part of the Jordinaires. The list below is a very short one of folks they sang or toured with. He was also an acomplished muscian..Wikipedia listing...
he became a member of the Nashville-based singing group, The Jordanaires. Matthews developed the Nashville Number System for chords in music that was instrumental in creating the Nashville sound.
As a member of The Jordanaires, he worked with artists such as Patsy Cline, Red Foley, Johnny Horton, Ferlin Husky, Jim Reeves and George Jones. They group also served as backup vocalists for pop music artists such as Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Connie Francis and Julie Andrews. They are best known, however, as the backup vocalists for Elvis Presley for 15 years.
Matthews and the group also toured extensively around the world and recorded a number of their own albums, winning a Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Album.
As part of The Jordanaires, in 2001 he was inducted posthumously into the Country Music Hall of Fame
My ancestors were all horse thieves and pimps. No musicians.
Fisherman and farmers, here.
one of my gone drummer brothers.
Not me, I'm always one step removed. Long-time roommate is the sone of Spider John Koerner. Another friend is Jamves Latimer's nephew. Another friend had Clyde Stubblefield perform at her wedding as the gift.
I'm not famous, myself, but I have had my music played on the radio long ago. And made lunch for Styx, once.
I am not, but my wife is distantly related to Robert and Ronald Bell of Kool and the Gang and also Betty Wright.
Nope, just Mandy and Millie (my cats) and me. . . .
Wow, I thought that picture of Arthur Godfrey was the skipper on Gilligan's Island!
Not sure whether this counts, but my uncle is a Pulitzer Prize winning opera composer.
I thought it was Alan Hale, too, g'topoer.
Arthur Godrey launched a million plastic Maccaferri (sp?) ukes!
Not exactly "famous". But certainly influential for Texas Rock-A-Billy - Hal Goodson. He knew Buddy Holly and that bunch through Scotty Turner and Texas Tech days back in the mid-50s. They played the West Texas circuit of sock hops and after game parties. Hal recorded several records and got some localized air play. Jerry Allison (drummer on Peggy Sue) is credited as the drummer on Hal's "Who's Gonna Be the Next One Honey".
Hal Goodson thread
Elvis is my daddy and he gave me a really old guitar for free but the batteries on my camera are run down so I can't post any pictures.
Was it a '50 Broadcaster?
I have not yet been able to track exactly how we are kin but I am supposedly a distant cousin of Waylon Jennings and my wife's family is kin to Colin Raye.
Yea that's it. It was a '50 Broadcaster and it was a real nice one too.
A guy I know is constantly blabbing about his cousin Steve Perry. When he does, I am not trying to appear unimpressed, I actually am!