Peace In The Valley

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Peace In The Valley

Postby Richard Hudson » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:17 am

I shared this with my facebook friends, and though it may be considered somewhat off topic here, I wanted to share it with you because this song has a lot to do with my musical roots. This is perhaps the first song that I heard on the radio that impacted me significantly. Red Foley, to me, is the benchmark for this great old song. I was young enough that I didn't know who the guitar player was on the record, but I knew it sounded so very good. The tone and licks were unusual compared to what I was used to hearing. It was much later that I learned that Chet Atkins was that guitar player. So, you might say I discovered Red Foley before I knew who Chet was.

Thank you all for listening. My warmest regards to you all.

Thanks,
Richard

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Re: Peace In The Valley

Postby boguy41 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:17 am

Very nicely done, Richard...and a very peaceful and serene way to start a Sunday morning...


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Re: Peace In The Valley

Postby Longridge » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:27 am

Beautiful...and also part of my roots in north western NC & throughout VA and what seemed like a hundred small country churches where my parents pastored. There wasn't a lot of stringed instrumental music of the guitar vintage in those Methodist churches but surely this song was used in vocals accompanied by piano often.
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Re: Peace In The Valley

Postby keener » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:15 pm

Beautiful, Richard. I recall so well hearing Red Foley sing that, and watching it on TV. Seems like some other artists of those days also performed it (?), but I can't recall who.

Well done!

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Re: Peace In The Valley

Postby Longridge » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:07 pm

Wayne Henderson has a terrific version of "Peace in the Valley on his album "W. C. Henderson & Company".
Guitar, Mandolin, etc, all combine to make this a truely wonderful instrumental version.
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Re: Peace In The Valley

Postby Richard Hudson » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:26 pm

Thanks very much fellas. Bruce, you're right, it has been sung by many. Maybe the most notable besides Red Foley was Elvis Presley. Red's version certainly influenced Elvis when he did it.
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Re: Peace In The Valley

Postby RandyBuckner » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:43 pm

Very nice! Love the tone you're getting there, Richard.

Stay warm -

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Re: Peace In The Valley

Postby albertgen » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:21 am

I really love listening to this Richard! Al
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Re: Peace In The Valley

Postby Richard Hudson » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:36 am

Thanks a lot Randy and Al. I appreciate you listening.
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Re: Peace In The Valley

Postby smokymtguitar09 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:17 am

Richard,
Very nice vocals and playing with a lot of soul. Thanks for posting it. I'll look for it on Facebook.
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