RIP Tom T. Hall

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  1. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
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  2. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

    Sep 7, 2020
    His conversational style of lyric writing was unique. Everyone wished they could turn a phrase like he could. Hard to pick a favorite, but A Week in the County Jail was maybe my favorite. My conscious and my sinus' were clear.
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Oh wow , there's a name I haven't heard in years . R.I.P. Tom and thanks for the high school memory . We sang this song in the cafeteria one time to break a teachers chops .... who me ?? :D
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  4. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Synchromatic

    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    The Storyteller. R.I.P.
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  5. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    It’s a shame that so many great artists are leaving us, but he had a long and fruitful life. His lyrics were excellent.
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  6. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    A couple of my favorites are "Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine" and the "The Year Clayton Delaney Died".
  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    RIP. Endless schoolyard variations on "I like ..."
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  8. senojnad

    senojnad Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Thanks for many great memories and fun times, Tom! Rest In Peace.
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  9. slaminsam

    slaminsam Electromatic

    Apr 11, 2021
    Grow up listening to Tom T. and I still do. Thanks for the great songs.
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  10. capnhiho

    capnhiho Country Gent

    Feb 16, 2013
    Awwww man….!!

    Tom’s contributions to the Ken Burns “Country Music” series were real gems.
    RIP, sir…
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  11. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Rest in peace. He wrote this one:

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  12. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    R.I.P. Mr. Hall.
    I loved his story telling, like the line from Back when the Old Homeplace Was New. "The old gravel road that leads to the old homeplace gets dust on their new shiny cars".

    We lived on a dirt road, and some relatives would refuse to visit because their cars would get dirty. We used to laugh, because the acid rain and fallout from the local factory and airport where they lived didn't bother them.
    We did not have a service that would chloride the roads, so it was just dirt.
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  13. S. Rock

    S. Rock Friend of Fred

    WOW !

    this is the first I've heard of this. he was "one of a kind" songwriter. thanks for posting the link.
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  14. tonejam

    tonejam Electromatic

    Nov 3, 2019
    Back in the late 70's he was on tour here in Australia.
    I was in the backing band for the support act, Lorraine Delaney, and her daughter Cassandra, who would become John Denver's 2nd wife.
    Both acts had to do 2 shows punctuated by a break and a change of audience.

    Before the first show it was clear he'd had a lot to drink, but he went out and was superb, even played some great banjo instrumentals.
    Before the 2nd show, he was so drunk his band members were trying to keep the waiter away from him, but he went out and did a better show than the first!

    It's still one of my greatest music memories to have shared the same dressing room, and had a chat to Tom T.
  15. Archtops

    Archtops Synchromatic

    Mar 4, 2021
    God’s speed.
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  16. MrClint

    MrClint Gretschie

    Nov 27, 2017
    Lake Balboa, CA
    Huge loss. A little Tom T Hall acoustic tribute I did back in May:
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  17. MrClint

    MrClint Gretschie

    Nov 27, 2017
    Lake Balboa, CA
  18. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Mr. Clint, I loved it. It was one of my neighbors favorite songs, as long as we would play it, he always took the opportunity to go up to the mic during block parties.
    You certainly have the better pipes, thanks for sharing.
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  19. MrClint

    MrClint Gretschie

    Nov 27, 2017
    Lake Balboa, CA
    Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

    I had a chance to see Tom T Hall many years ago, he started out his set dressed in a hobo costume and started in with "Mr. Bojangles", and danced around a bit. Wish I could remember the complete set list. I was expecting to see a "Storyteller" sign on his bus, as I had seen on one of his albums, instead it just said, "Nashville."
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