Roy Clark just because

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  1. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
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  2. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Roy had tremendous talent and made great faces.
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Oh yea , you bet ..... The Man .. one of my original inspirations
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  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
  5. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I miss his shows, he haw was a weekly staple in our house for many years. I was so young I would be in tears laughing every single time the fence came up and smacked someone on the butt.
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  6. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    I remember watching HeeHaw to see him play.

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  7. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Roy is awesome! Here's some Merle Travis...just because;)

    I just love all the great guys they used to have on TV, the golden age for sure.
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  8. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Why don't we have a show like this now? MTV and these other shows are just garbage. We could use a good old HeHaw kind of show.
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  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Never seen this' good! Thanx
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  10. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    There's great guys out there now that could pull that off.
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  11. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Because you can't rap to that stuff. Hollywood isn't interested in us old white guys anymore. They started filtering us out long ago. Check it out - Hee Haw, The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, The Glen Campbell Show, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, etc. were all cancelled around the same time....:eek:.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2019
  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I was lucky enough to see Roy live in a little dive bar in Topeka KS. I always appreciated the fact that you can hear him make the occasional flub---and recover from it---which tells me that he always played to the utmost of his ability.

    That, and the faces!
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    When I saw Roy on TV was the first time I realized that the guitar player could be an entertainer as well as a musician. I loved the faces he pulled and the way his tongue was always sticking out.
  14. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
    Unfortunately as a young man growing up in the 60's in a more urban environment it wasn't "cool" to watch HeeHaw. Looking back, the list of incredible talent I missed was enormous. Thankful now for YouTube.
  15. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    I love watching old Roy videos
    He always looks like he's either holding in a fart or just let one go :D
  16. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Love the Merle and son picking. It don't get any better than that. Maybe if Chet had sat in with them.
  17. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    They may not be on “TV” but the fact that you can pull up footage of just about any player since the camera was invented was just unfathomable 20 yrs ago.
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  18. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    In my stupid youth I never liked HeeHaw, not my style at all. Give me The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean not Roy Clark and Heaven forbid, not Buck Owens. Even through my teens and young adult hood it was CSN&Y, Hendrix, Janis, Jefferson Airplane. Even when I found country it was the bad boys back then not the traditional.

    I was much older when I realized what I had missed, just how great Roy Clark was and the other traditional country artists. Besides being a great guitar player, Roy had a stage presence and humor that was un matched. I have also read that he was a genuinely nice guy, something that could not be said about many artists.

    Thanks for posting.
  19. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Gretschie

    Feb 11, 2013
    Thanks for that! Roy's talent is beyond words.
  20. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Admin Post
    Buck was no slouch, either.
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