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Jan 12, 2019 - 4:43:41 PM
69416 posts since 5/9/2007

I have that on right now and they do a great job covering hits.Powerful singing with the occasional fiddle and banjo.
I don't like the "comedy" any more than I liked Speck Rose,but that's good music.They had Buck Trent on playing Tear the Woodshed Down.

Edited by - steve davis on 01/12/2019 17:13:18

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:55:48 AM

807 posts since 1/25/2017

It was Speck Rhodes, not "Rose." Speck was a great guy who, unknown to most, was a fine fiddle player and musician.

Jan 13, 2019 - 5:54:49 AM

Wyozark

USA

716 posts since 12/2/2012

Got to see the Presley's Christmas show in '17 (we were given free tickets). They are excellent entertainers and musicians. The comedy stuff is added because it's what works in Branson. There are so many talented musicians and entertainers around here and they often move from show to show. There are few bluegrass oriented shows (Peterson Family comes to mind), and the country music shows have taken on the influence of the pop country that has dominated the air waves. The reason is that a show has to be marketable and profitable and draw as many people as possible. The WW II and Korean War generations that sustained Branson in the 80's and early 90's is almost gone, replaced by the Vietnam and Desert Storm generations. The musical and entertainment tastes of each generation change, and so Branson entertainment has changed.

As for Buck Trent, I met him (for the second time) last August. He was carrying out a food order from Cracker Barrel. I held the door for him and we talked briefly. He said he was going to be doing shows in November with Shoji Tabuchi, a popular fiddle-playing entertainer. I'd like to see Buck, but I guess he's at the age that it'd be difficult to handle a whole show night after night with the energy needed. I hear Shoji is retiring.

I guess it's sort of a truth for me, and perhaps others, that wherever I've lived I seldom visited whatever popular attraction, park, or landmark that was near me and yet people traveled great distances to see. I guess Silver Dollar City set a record of over two million visitors last year. And so, though living next to Branson, I try to avoid it during the tourist season, which nowadays lasts from April to December.

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:29:52 AM

69416 posts since 5/9/2007

quote:
Originally posted by SimonSlick

It was Speck Rhodes, not "Rose." Speck was a great guy who, unknown to most, was a fine fiddle player and musician.


Nice spellcheck Simon.I was talking about him not being very funny.Not all that other stuff.

Just because someone isn't funny to me doesn't make them a bad person.

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:57:31 AM

807 posts since 1/25/2017

quote:
Originally posted by steve davis
quote:
Originally posted by SimonSlick

It was Speck Rhodes, not "Rose." Speck was a great guy who, unknown to most, was a fine fiddle player and musician.


Nice spellcheck Simon.I was talking about him not being very funny.Not all that other stuff.

Just because someone isn't funny to me doesn't make them a bad person.


 

For funny, my vote goes to Speck !
Jan 13, 2019 - 8:06:57 AM

807 posts since 1/25/2017

I love those Porter Wagoner suits. Buck Trent on guitar in the first clip.

Jan 13, 2019 - 8:09:07 AM

69416 posts since 5/9/2007

I go to George Carlin and Seth Meyers when I want a good chuckle.

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:13:16 AM

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Simon, love those old Speck Rhodes clips! Classic comedy.Sure brings back some memories

Bruce

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:29:29 AM

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Originally posted by yeoldbanjoguy

Simon, love those old Speck Rhodes clips! Classic comedy.Sure brings back some memories

Bruce


How about those Porter Wagoner suits? Marty Stewart is about the only country performer who still wears them.

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:32:37 AM

69416 posts since 5/9/2007

Those Presleys are excellent singers and musicians.They cover some songs better than the originals,imo.

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:52:36 AM

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Simon, I often wondered if porter would look in the mirror and say ‘ damn nice jacket!’

Bruce

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:49:46 PM

69416 posts since 5/9/2007

Try and stay on track,guys.
The Presleys have a pretty good 5 string and fiddle in their shows.

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:45:29 PM
like this

5245 posts since 5/8/2014

Betty White is 97 today.

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:50:54 PM

807 posts since 1/25/2017

quote:
Originally posted by Rawhide Creek

Betty White is 97 today.


I wonder if she is related to Speck.

Jan 17, 2019 - 2:10:06 PM

5245 posts since 5/8/2014

quote:
Originally posted by SimonSlick
quote:
Originally posted by Rawhide Creek

Betty White is 97 today.


I wonder if she is related to Speck.


I wonder if Speck is related to Dusty.

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:09:27 PM

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Really? 97! Wow that’s amazing

Bruce

Jan 17, 2019 - 5:14:59 PM

807 posts since 1/25/2017

quote:
Originally posted by Rawhide Creek
quote:
Originally posted by SimonSlick
quote:
Originally posted by Rawhide Creek

Betty White is 97 today.


I wonder if she is related to Speck.


I wonder if Speck is related to Dusty.


I think Speck did have a brother called Dusty and another one, Slim.

Jan 17, 2019 - 7:33:15 PM

69416 posts since 5/9/2007

Then you'd probably like the two comics on the Presleys' show.

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:47:22 PM

HarleyQ

USA

2981 posts since 1/31/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Rawhide Creek

Betty White is 97 today.


 

 

Betty is still a nice looking Lady!!

Jan 18, 2019 - 5:51:41 AM

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My mom is 91 now, I think (!), she always said she’d never make 80. I know one thing for sure , she can out argue, cook, sew ,scrabble, and play Jeopardy with the best of them. So, 97’s probably within her reach

Bruce

Edited by - yeoldbanjoguy on 01/18/2019 05:52:24

Jan 18, 2019 - 6:24:31 AM

5051 posts since 10/13/2007

quote:
Originally posted by SimonSlick
quote:
Originally posted by yeoldbanjoguy

Simon, love those old Speck Rhodes clips! Classic comedy.Sure brings back some memories

Bruce


How about those Porter Wagoner suits? Marty Stewart is about the only country performer who still wears them.


Doesn't Doyle wear them some (rhinestones)? or is what he wears not quite what you are talking about?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tw2UvIkJ3c

ken

Jan 18, 2019 - 7:33:28 AM

69416 posts since 5/9/2007

Merle Haggard had a funny Porter Wagoner story that he told on Imus In the Morning.

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:07:53 AM

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Imus? Talk about getting off track! Imus is the worst

Bruce

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:37:40 AM

69416 posts since 5/9/2007

Nothing off track about referring to a Merle Haggard reference to Porter,Bruce.Besides,this is my thread so it's impossible for me to get off subject since I own this subject and can take it wherever I decide to.


I loved listening to Imus and his cronies.I wish he was still on TV for 4 hours every morning.Great musicians playing like Delbert McClinton,Merle,Loretta Lynne,Becca Bramblett(Bonnie's daughter) and Robbie Robertson.

Imus got in trouble once in a while with his mouth,but he helped a lot of people...kids,especially with his ranch.

Edited by - steve davis on 01/18/2019 11:53:43

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:21:22 PM

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The ranch, what a joke! If that’s what you wanna believe..... good for you Steve

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:32:53 PM

69416 posts since 5/9/2007

You don't like his ranch,Bruce?...what a shock.

Edited by - steve davis on 01/18/2019 12:35:48

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