The T FOR TEXAS arrangement (On OMFTR) is MINE. We worked up that tune while rehearsing in Phoenix, May 1975. I had this idea for a straight 3-chord progression, uptempo tune. Ronnie wanted to use the lyrics by Jimmie Rodgers. We played it a few times...then I left the band 2 weeks later!
By "arranged", I mean I arranged the sections, the stops, the transition points, the little riffs here and there. Actually, Ronnie & I were going to write a tune around it...then when we actually got down to putting it together, he thought the Jimmie Rodgers tune would be a good tribute. I agreed. But I always thought THE TUNE WAS TOO LONG! My fault, I guess. My arrangement.
The actual nuts and bolts of what everybody played, that was up to them. Yeah, Allen's rhythm guitar parts were ALWAYS fun to watch...though he's well known for the FREE BIRD solo, it's his rhythm playing that I loved the most. HIGHLY ORIGINAL!
I was surprised, when I heard the version on their FOX album...the arrangement was unchanged though they didn't quite get some of the riffs exactly right.
...and I remember wretching when I heard the version from their live album. WRONG FEEL, I thought.
Myke: Happy Memorial Day 2016-Thank You Veterans !
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findthesun: I love the old RCB photos, brings back a lot of great memories!
Nov 21, 2016 14:42:43 GMT -5
tonytrout: Howdy, fellow Ed King fans!!! How are we on this bitterly cold Sunday morning??
Jan 8, 2017 11:26:04 GMT -5
macfangus: New member here. I'm a huge fan of Ed King era LS.
Feb 7, 2017 19:54:58 GMT -5
shaw: I wonder if Zap is around.I found a guitar someone was throwing out and it has Zapp on the headstock. Turns out its one of those Law Suit era Les Pauls. I'm putting it back together it was only the body & neck, with no hardware but I got all the parts now.
Apr 8, 2018 12:09:40 GMT -5
Zap: No relation to me, LOL, but you can gift it to me when you are done restoring it if you like! LOL!
Apr 17, 2018 6:34:05 GMT -5
rebel1222: Whats the point of having a forum if noone can reply to, or create threads?
Nov 28, 2018 8:49:07 GMT -5
gman620: @ rebel1222: Anyone is free to start a new topic or reply to any thread, anytime he or she desires. You've been a member for over three years now, with zero posts, so what's stopping you?
Nov 29, 2018 21:48:09 GMT -5
rocker2462: Looking for info on Ed's red Strat with the tele neck? point me in the right direction please.
Feb 19, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
stevecamp: I believe it was was a Warmoth body, aftermarket pickups, an old tele neck.
Mar 5, 2019 16:59:18 GMT -5
stevecamp: Pick ups may have been "lindy Fralins"
Mar 5, 2019 17:00:08 GMT -5