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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by elihu, Oct 3, 2019.
Danny's playing on Orange Blossom Special...whew!
Thanks for posting - plus, new surprise to me to see how well Roger plays fiddle. Very classic swing/dance hall style.
Thanks for posting . Haven't seen this one.
Too Kool Brother!!!
Huh. I never even knew Roger Miller played the fiddle, let alone how good he could play it!
Danny didn't look happy. I'd always heard that he didn't like touring with Miller.
He still smoked it, though.
I always enjoy watching shredders, especially Gatton Thanks for posting.
Though I did not see the ACL taping, I met DG through former TDPRI moderator Chris S. shortly afterwards.
Chris and Guitar Rez owners Jim and Larry hosted a pickin’ party at Rez, after hours.
Eric Johnson joined the jam, too.
A couple of Roger’s other sidemen, the bassist and drummer were there, too.
DG was very low key, but very “on”.
My impression was that he had incredible chops, and played with incredible economy of motion.
I used to have a cassette of the jam, but it’s lost to the sands of time.
I’m really glad I got to see/hear him.
I mighta been 10 feet away.
I'm glad I'm not the only fool who had no idea Miller played fiddle. And well. Kudos to Roger for giving Danny the spotlight for so long on this clip.
He played bass, too.
He played fiddle and bass with Ray Price.
Willie played bass around the same time, too.
Ray always had superlative players in his bands.
Blondie (bandleader/pianist) and pedal steel legends Jimmy Day, and Buddy Emmons, too.
It's threads like this that make this forum indispensable to me. Thanks to all of you who have taught me so much here.
Roger was a very talented guy, great songwriter.
Danny Gatton was a one-in-a-million player. @brookdalebill's comment that he played with incredible economy of motion is so true--so many notes come out, and his hands just don't seem to move much. Amazing talent.
Funniest comment about Roger, who was quite a character, from the Country Music film was one guy saying to Roger's manager, "Does he ever sleep?" And the manager answered, "I can't say--I've only been working for him for a year and a half."
Roger....um....liked his pills.
that ACL had two halves IIRC.. the other was Robert Gordon, right?
I don’t know, but DG played and recorded with him, too.
I don't know, but that would have been quite the episode.
IIRC it was his work with Robert Gordon that brought him notoriety and the nickname "The Humbler".
Roger started on fiddle, didn't he? Made money that way while writing songs and hoping for his break.
Oh, I see Bill already covered this.
Anyway, being The Humbler had its down side also. I think a long, complete career requires the ability to let another outshine you from time to time. I don't think Danny had the temperament to share the spotlight sufficiently.
Have you heard why he didn't like touring with him?
From all accounts, Danny just hated being away from his farm and family and cars for any length of time. I don't think it was that he didn't like Roger, more like he just didn't like being out on the road that much.
It was no secret that Danny did not like the road. It would come up in nearly every interview he did.
That is a lot of undo stress on a working musician.
Yeah, that makes sense. Heard something like that about his turning down the Stones offer.