Roy Clark Slide

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  1. uglyvw

    uglyvw Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, not sorry, just can't stop.
     
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    I was never a real hardcore country western fan but Roy Clark was the exception to to the rule. He always seems like he was having so much fun and man he could play.
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Roy didn't just play guitar.



     
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    Just give the man a stringed instrument and clear the way!
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    He is one of the best ever!
     
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    Holeeeeeeeeeee crap!
    So do you think they worked that out for weeks before showtime? Or was it 10 min before showtime they all meet 1st time and say hey, let's do a train?
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    These guys were both consummate pros, I'm betting they rehearsed it for a week.. But.. I bet they could have come pretty close in 10 minutes had they not done so
     
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    I'm betting it was a walk on with a 5 min conference on what solo where.
     
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    I've read Hee-Haw was recorded in marathon sessions, like the whole season in a few weeks or something, then edited together. In other words, they worked hard, but not long (is that what she said?). I doubt they rehearsed any single thing all that much.
     
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  12. Mickey

    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    I can attest to that based on personal knowledge/experience. They met in April & again in October. They did it at the "New" Opry House at Opryland.
    (An aside the New Opry House is still there, Opryland isn't.) They would work 8 hours per day five days per week and everyone in the cast was paid
    the same (Nashville Musician's Union standard rate (and yes, that means Roy Clark and Junior Samples were paid exactly the same.)) The musical
    guests were paid for a single day @ Union rate. If you think of any particular skit that was on virtually every Hee-Haw (such as Roy Clark playing
    a hotel clerk and different people would come running in) they would do nothing but those all day, or they might do them half a day and a different
    skit the other half. One, one & a half or two days in the month they would have ALL the musical guests for the season on. They would assembly
    line them pushing them thru as rapidly as possible to get as many as they could done.

    Someone like Gatemouth and Roy might take a few minutes discussing what to play, what key? and run thru it once or twice with the band
    then go "live" with it. Next!

    In case you are wondering how I know this stuff. When we were in Nashville one of my co-workers was
    married to a lady who was on every Hee-Haw ever made. If you asked him which one she was he would
    always reply "The pretty one!"

    She was a founding member of "The Nashville Edition" and is on the left in this video:




    The are both dead now. She died in 2015 and my friend died this spring.
    The Nashville Edition were on virtually every album recorded in Nashville in the 1960's & 70's.
    As well as the backup group with the Hee-Haw's house band.
     
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    I've seen a lot of interesting stuff from you over the years, Mickey, but this one's up there with the best. As an aside, I'd never heard of Hee Haw until marrying an NC girl (who in turn has fond memories of watching it in the 70's with her late grandparents).

    And I'm sorry about the loss of your friends, but thanks for sharing this.
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Thanks for the kind words Billy. :)
    You mean when you were playing the Cavern in Liverpool they didn't have big screen TV's playing Hee-Haw? :)

    You know, thinking about Hee-Haw and the way they did the music segments, it really was like an assembly line.
    So were the non-musical segments for that matter.
    They did it in front of a live audience & the most closely guarded secret was what day(s) were they going to do the music?
    Half of Nashville would have taken the day off to go see that!
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Y'all got me thinking about Hee-Haw. Particularly about Junior Samples.
    He came under the spotlight thanks to a set of coincidences.
    Back in the 1960's his profession was basically a drunk, welfare collecting nere-do-well.
    One day he walked into a Georgia Game & Fish office claiming to have caught a world record bass.
    As it happens one of the guys working there had just bought a new tape recorder.
    And the other was Archie Campbell's brother-in-law.
    To make a long story short. they sent Archie a copy, he had the guitar picking background added
    and had it released as a novelty record. It was the biggest selling novelty record of 1967.
    So Hee-Haw offered Junior a job....probably the only job Junior ever had for more than a week or two.

     
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    We watched it in our house as kids, and it was funny, but back then I had no idea how good all those folks really were. I feel fortunate to have had really good instrumentalists in my childhood, even if I didn't know it at the time.
     
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    Thank you for the Hee Haw story Mickey.
    I got to see Roy Clark at the San Mateo Fair in the late 80's.
    He was a great entertainer and musician.
    Got to see Buck Owens at his Crystal Palace in Bakersfield around seven times. I met Red Simpson there too.
    Bakersfield is not the same without these guys around anymore. I can imagine the same is true with Nashville with the passing of most of the great artist from the 50's and 60's.
     
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