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Buddy Emmons: An Appreciation

Thsanks Terry. Thinking of Buddy reminds me of one of my favorite LA country rock records, John the Wolfking of LA (John Phillips.}

 

Thanks Lost Hills...Buddy's work is everywhere!  This is a good one...

The picture of Ernest Tubb's pedal steel player is of Buddy Charleton, who followed Buddy Emmons in the Troubadours. Here is a fantastic clip of Buddy Emmons smiling and playing with E.T.

 

I was going to include this clip in the body of the article but then it was a bit too heavy with ET.  A great clip though!  

with Jimmy Dickens

 

 

I'm one of those guys who always reads the credits on albums and Buddy Emmons' name often came up so I bought two of his albums in the 70s: 1977's "Buddies" recorded with wonderful fiddler Buddy Spicher and 1975s "Steel Guitar". The latter was especially interesting because it included a cover of the obscure Dylan song "Nothing Was Delivered" and even more surprising for a country artist "Cannon in D Major" by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). To me that's evidence of a remarkable artist. But I wasn't aware of the depth of his legacy until reading your article Terry. Thanks for that.

Yep, thanks for this.  I learned something I didn't know I should've known already.

 

Really fine article Terry.  Thanks for writing...I saw Greg Leisz recently on the 2014-5 Jackson Browne tour...he's a terrific player, and his name shows up on today's recordings about as frequently as Emmons' name did in his heyday...to know Buddy inspired such great players as Greg, and Dan Dugmore, is a testament to his lasting legacy and influence.  I have had a couple of pieces of Sho-Bud equiment too...high quality stuff (had a used bass amp...didn't look like much, been treated pretty rough by previous owners...sounded great).

RIP Buddy Emmons...

Thank you Jim.  Yeah.....Greg really gets around.  I sometimes think the only folks who are allowed omnipresence are the Almighty and steel guitar players!   He was corresponding with me from the tour.  But, all three of the guys I communicated with were anxious to be included in the article. Quite a testament in itself. 

Yep, you're right about that...guys like Sneaky Pete...man that dude was on about every record made in California for a long time...

Played right, it's a really fine accent to music...nothing sounds quite like it really...

Kind of a sweet thing that he felt like his wife took the music with her...that's devotion...prioritites were in order I guess...