Chet Atkins and Tom T. Hall on Pop! Goes the Country

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Chet Atkins and Tom T. Hall on Pop! Goes the Country

Postby Von » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:17 pm

This is a clip from an episode of the TV show Pop! Goes the Country. Chet Atkins pulls a young Jimmy Melton out of the crowd to play banjo and prove that host Tom T. Hall's innovative banjo technique is not so innovative after all.
I believe this originally aired in 1980. Dave and Sugar also performed on the episode.

This clip was recorded from an RFD-TV re-airing of the episode. I do not own or claim any copyright to this material. I just thought it was cool enough that it should be shared.

https://youtu.be/glEti-1Kuxc
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Re: Chet Atkins and Tom T. Hall on Pop! Goes the Country

Postby Doug Working » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:57 pm

Thanks for posting! That was great! The wonderful thing is that Chet didn’t need to upstage him or steal the show. Just let him do his thing while he strummed basic G, C and D7 chords.
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Re: Chet Atkins and Tom T. Hall on Pop! Goes the Country

Postby Ray Bohlken » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:40 pm

Man, this was fun. I'm sure Chet and Tom T. worked this up beforehand so they could feature the banjo player. The young guy sure could play and his finger picks rang true. This was fun to watch.
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Re: Chet Atkins and Tom T. Hall on Pop! Goes th

Postby Doug Working » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:37 pm

I wonder if that kid (a guy, now, obviously) is still around and still playing banjo?
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Re: Chet Atkins and Tom T. Hall on Pop! Goes the Country

Postby DagerRande » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:26 pm

I'm reminded of how many good musicians there are who can't get beyond the level of playing for the crowds waiting in line at a one of the attractions in and near Dollywood!
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Re: Chet Atkins and Tom T. Hall on Pop! Goes the Country

Postby Doug Working » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:31 am

Busking, you mean?
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