Roy Clark and Gatemouth Brown-Take the A Train.

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  1. elihu

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    It's just my opinion but Gate seems to be working half as much and sounding twice as good as Roy. And he's not even using a pick.

    Amazing player.

     
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    Thanks for posting that, Elihu. I enjoyed that.
     
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    Both amazing players.

    Met Gate one time. A fine and gracious man.
     
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    Is Roy using his Big Note technique?
     
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    Is Roy using his Big Note technique?
     
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    One night at a tiny club in Bryan, TX, he looked over at a family & told em he wouldn't'a let his grandkids stay up so late on a schoolnight . ..
     
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    I met Mr. Brown at J&J’s Blues Bar in Fort Worth.
    Unfortunately, he wasn’t performing—it was a Mouse and the Traps annual reunion show. Mr. Brown was sitting at Bug’s Henderson’s table, smoking a pipe; I knew he didn’t drink alcohol, so I asked the waitress to take him a cup of coffee. She winked and said, “Ah! You know him, then.”

    After she took him the coffee, she pointed me out and he gestured for me to come over. He very graciously thanked me and gladly signed an autograph.

    It was weird seeing someone openly possessing a sidearm (chromed 357 magnum, by the looks of it) in a bar,* but he was a licensed deputy sheriff/law enforcement officer, so he had the legal right and obligation to carry a gun at all times.

    I got to see him perform a few years earlier, opening for Eric Clapton on the “From The Cradle” tour at Reunion Arena in Dallas. Crackin’ good show.


    *yes, I’ve seen plenty of people carrying a gun in a bar (you have no idea some of the places I’ve played), it was just weird to see it being openly carried.
     
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    I just figured out the chords and melody thanks to this clip.

    Will show to my bluegrass jam group next time we get together
    Thanks!
     
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    Bear in mind that Gate probably played that number 150+ nights a year, which is probably why Roy was kind of grunting it out. Loved the tuner lick/trick in there.
     
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    I’ve got three of Gate’s albums. He’s a favourite of mine.
     
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    Buck Trent used to do that all the time on the Porter Wagoner Show.

    Speaking of which, was that Buck Trent on the 335?
     
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    I hope not. He’s good enough on the banjo, he doesn’t need to be a solid guitar player, too! (I feel enough like an underachiever as it is!) :D
     
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    That is a group of serious musicians there. More amazing to me is the camera director actually cut to the person taking a solo every time, unlike at least half of the old live video out there! :lol:
     
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    Really great stuff musicianship personified
     
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    I liked the stuff the pedal steel guy did.
     
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    They sure were having a fun time!
    Fortunate to have seen Gate a couple of times:)
    He opened one show with "Flying Home" his mastery of the instrument just blew me away!
     
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    thanks for this, Red.

    I used to skip classes at TCU and hang out at Record Town where I met Sumter Bruton and he was the one that steered me to Gatemouth. Sumter used to cover Okie Dokie Stomp playing with Robert Ealey.
     
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    Me, too, except I wasn’t skipping classes at TCU.
    Sumter sure turned me on to some great music…and his mama was always sweet to me…
     
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    I've never heard this version, but the song is on his 1997 album "Gate Swings" which still gets a lot of listens in my car or at home.

    Are you trying to imply that Gate was slacking off? How dare you?! ;):lol:

    This surely adds to Gatemouth's overall comfort, but also just two players with different styles. I very much doubt that Roy Clark was stressed about pushing his boundaries on this song.

    This was also in Danny Gatton's formidable bag of tricks.
     
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    Chester, that was Leon Rhodes on the 335. One on Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours and long-time Opry guitarist. BTW, Dan, Buck Trent is also a great guitarist...check out some of the early Porter Wagner TV shows.
     
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