He was a first-call Nashville studio player, a lofty status by itself. And as far as I'm aware he didn't read conventional music notation. _________________ Getzen Eterna Severinsen
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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:00 pm Post subject: Re: Glen Campbell R.I.P.
Robert P wrote:
He was a first-call Nashville studio player, a lofty status by itself. And as far as I'm aware he didn't read conventional music notation.
And years before that, he was a first-call Los Angeles studio player. _________________ '75 Bach Strad 180ML/37
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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:06 pm Post subject:
Thanks for sharing. His voice was the perfect complement to my favorite songwriter, Jimmy Webb: Galvaston, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, and many others.
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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:37 pm Post subject:
A true virtuoso on his instrument.
And a lesson we should all learn-- let's not be too quick to dismiss the popular successful musicians. Sometimes folks just have to "dumb down" their art to make a good comfortable living. _________________ do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God
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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:45 pm Post subject:
I've had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy Webb a number of times over the last 8-10 years.
Jimmy once told me that Glen was the most gifted musician he had ever met.
High praise from one of the greatest composers of our time!
Back in the 70s Glen hosted the Midnight Special and George Benson was a guest. This was at the height of George's popularity. They did Affirmation together and it was blazing. Two of the greatest guitarists of any generation just kicking ass. George, like Glen doesn't read music either.
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