Remembering Tommy Jones

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Re: Remembering Tommy Jones

Postby RandeDager » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:24 pm

Hello! I can tell you a lot about Tommy but not much of what your asking about.
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Re: Remembering Tommy Jones

Postby smokymtguitar09 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:56 pm

Here is the Hee Haw performance Tommy Jones gave in 1972 when he was 17.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cftC6rzZoWQ
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Re: Remembering Tommy Jones

Postby BillB » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:22 am

Interesting that someone in the YouTube comments says that Tommy is playing Black Mountain Rag in that video. Sure doesn't sound like Black Mountain Rag to me.

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Re: Remembering Tommy Jones

Postby Vidar Lund » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:29 am

It starts off almost like Orange Blossom Special, but it isn´t that one either.
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Re: Remembering Tommy Jones

Postby smokymtguitar09 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:08 am

I believe that is "Dixie Hummingbird". Occasionally you can hear another guitar involved in the melody either off-camera or pre-recorded. Most of it is 'live' on the set pickin'. Regardless, it shows a very young articulate player on Hee Haw surrounded by his peers including Roy Clark.

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Re: Remembering Tommy Jones

Postby smokymtguitar09 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:30 am

Tommy performed 'live' at Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night playing "Yesterday", a stellar performance!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-knesIn4 ... re=related
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Re: Remembering Tommy Jones

Postby RandeDager » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:14 pm

Yes, that YouTube clip is definitely "Dixie Hummingbird". I've heard him and watched him play it many many times.
It's too bad that Roy Clark's intro of Tommy wasn't included. It was quite entertaining. Also, this "Hee Haw" performance sounds to me like it was overdubbed from his record. It sounds too much like his recording of it in every little way down to the last little detail. The first time I saw him perform this I had no reference point. Now I've had several decades of listening to his actual recording of it.
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Re: Remembering Tommy Jones

Postby Skip » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:23 am

Every song He played You knew it was TOMMY JONES and I don't think We'll see another like Him for a long time if ever. Another great guitarist We will miss.
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