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Roy Clark has died.

Postby 2Plus2isChicken » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:28 pm

If anyone here ever watched Hee Haw growing up, which I got to do (it ended in '93) you will remember him well. He was a great player, and as you can see in this video, he played some Carvin guitars.

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Postby X1Glider » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:50 am

The Duke of Country. :(

I have, by way of never having given them back to my dad, Stringing Along with the Blues and the Best of Roy Clark, both easily 50 years old. I remember listening to them the first time and I believe I'd only been playing guitar about a year at that point and just got my first electric and a Crate 1R amp, thinking what a virtuoso this guy is. I only knew basic chords and shapes and could do some simple melodies. Nothing I could do sounded like his chords. And his leads were different sounding than rock leads. I hadn't learned scales and modes yet and didn't know country and bluegrass did things a little differently, at least back then. And he was a super clean picker, something I was still working on and learning the nuances of. If you had given him a Marshall Plexi and a distortion pedal and told him to cut heads with Yngwie, he'd have probably left Yngwie in pieces.

It's a shame most people only know him as one of the Hee Haw hosts. Severely talented multi-instrumentalist.

Been a lot of years since I listened to those albums as I'm currently without a turntable. Should probably get a USB enabled one to get this old stuff into digital so I can listen to them again.

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Postby X1Glider » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:52 am

Usually when someone famous dies, the networks play their movies and shows. They should bring back Hee Haw for a week. Would be good to see the Honeys again. :mrgreen:

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Re: Roy Clark has died.

Postby 2Plus2isChicken » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:04 am

Yeah, Hee Haw was great. Good family friendly show filmed in Nashville, if I remember correctly.
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Postby skully13a » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:55 am

Down South where I grew up, HeeHaw was on basically every TV. Roy Clark seemed to have fun on that show, but man could he throw down some amazing licks when he wanted to. Extremely talented musician. He'll be missed.
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Postby spudmunkey » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:30 am

I was never super familiar with him (aware, but not familiar)...but he always looked like he was having a great time. I do remember seeing that Odd Couple TV show clip when I was a young kid (it was still a re-run...this would have been mid 80s, probably, and I don't even remember if had started playing guitar by that time yet...).

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Postby dbone » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:40 am

I remember seeing Roy on various variety shows as a child and he allways seemed genuinely happy and upbeat.
I’ll need to go back on youtube and find some of his stuff to listen to. Any recommendations?
I also remember his picture in the catalog with his classic smile.
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Postby Casual Madman » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:48 pm

2Plus2isChicken wrote:... He was a great player, and as you can see in this video, he played some Carvin guitars.



Rhythm guitar playing a Carvin doubleneck behind Roy.

Always a fan of the double-diamond headstock inlay, too.

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Postby wickid » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:32 am


I was never much of a country music fan, but back when I was a small boy - when you had to get up and turn a dial to change the TV channels (all "several" of them), we watched HeeHaw and the Glen Cambell shows. HeeHaw was hilarious.
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