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Jan 20, 2020 - 5:42:47 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

46538 posts since 10/5/2013

Such a great song,,,always loved hearing the Seldom Scene do it. But this pared down version by Herb - the guy who wrote it with his late wife Nikki -  and Chris is super.
youtu.be/fOjcoCAFTho

Edited by - chuckv97 on 01/20/2020 17:44:52

Jan 21, 2020 - 5:55:02 AM
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1517 posts since 2/10/2013

I have listened to "Desert Rose" quite often. Years back I bought the CD "Here Today" where Herb, Vince Gill, and others performed. I played it for a very good lifetime musician and the vocal work "stopped him in his tracks". Some tunes from that CD were on Youtube.

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:30:19 AM

chuckv97

Canada

46538 posts since 10/5/2013

For sure Dick, Herb and Vince have some of the absolute best voices in bluegrass.

here's another Pedersen classic.    https://youtu.be/_uwGYn3pv2E


 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 01/21/2020 10:46:00

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:59:12 AM
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OM45GE

USA

93416 posts since 11/7/2007

That’s lovely Chuck. Thanks for sharing. I may have to add it to the repertoire.

Jan 26, 2020 - 9:51:03 AM
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dmiller

USA

23741 posts since 7/22/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Richard Hauser

I have listened to "Desert Rose" quite often. Years back I bought the CD "Here Today" where Herb, Vince Gill, and others performed. I played it for a very good lifetime musician and the vocal work "stopped him in his tracks". Some tunes from that CD were on Youtube.


I bought "Here Today" also many years ago (on cassette tape) and still have it.  They don't make records like that anymore!
Chris and Herb are two of the greats that paved the road to where we are today.  Great rendition of "Wait a Minute".  yes

Here is the "Here Today" album posted on YouTube.  they were all young and "in their prime" back then. 
I can't play on "Billy in the Low Ground" or "Foggy Mountain Chimes" that fast anymore.  
My favorite song they did is "Going Up Home to Green Pastures", but the whole album is good.

 

Jan 26, 2020 - 8:01:57 PM

chuckv97

Canada

46538 posts since 10/5/2013

You guys probably know how they came up with the band name “Here Today”....?

Jan 26, 2020 - 8:03:08 PM

chuckv97

Canada

46538 posts since 10/5/2013

quote:
Originally posted by OM45GE

That’s lovely Chuck. Thanks for sharing. I may have to add it to the repertoire.


Hey Bill,, yeah,, you could do it with your son,,guitar/mandolin

Jan 27, 2020 - 3:07:38 AM
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OM45GE

USA

93416 posts since 11/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97
quote:
Originally posted by OM45GE

That’s lovely Chuck. Thanks for sharing. I may have to add it to the repertoire.


Hey Bill,, yeah,, you could do it with your son,,guitar/mandolin


I already sent it to him out at college. His mandolin is here at home so he won’t be able to work on it until spring break. 

My best friend and musical partner also plays manor and I’ve sent it to him as well. 

Jan 27, 2020 - 5:46:24 AM

dmiller

USA

23741 posts since 7/22/2007

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

You guys probably know how they came up with the band name “Here Today”....?


No.  No I don't.  I never knew there was story behind the name.  What is it?

Edited by - dmiller on 01/27/2020 05:50:36

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:18:36 AM

3794 posts since 5/1/2003

The Laurel canyon ramblers have been one of my favorite bands in the past. I love their version of Wait a minute,especially the ending.
I didn't realize that Herb wrote the tune.

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:21:21 AM

3794 posts since 5/1/2003

Did you know that Herb once filled in with Flat and Scruggs when Earl was recovering from a car wreck?

Jan 27, 2020 - 7:07:20 AM

1517 posts since 2/10/2013

I am guessing that the recording "Here Today" got its name because the it was a "one time shot", not a regular band. Vince Gill changed bands often. Herb Pedersen was a professional musician who was hired to record and tour with well known bands and artists. Jim Buchanan, the fiddler, used to play with Jim and Jessie McReynolds. David Grisman was THE fiddler back then. He played with lots of other famous musicians. Emory Gordy was one of the better known bass players of his time. Emory Gordy's son was also a excellent bass player.

A lineup of very talented musicians.

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:53:43 AM

chuckv97

Canada

46538 posts since 10/5/2013

What I read somewhere is that “Here Today” came from Bill Monroe who always engaged the audience by saying “the Bluegrass Boys are glad to be here today”, or something along that line. He did it I think at every gig, always with the words “here today”.

Jan 27, 2020 - 9:09:27 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

46538 posts since 10/5/2013

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Originally posted by Ks_5-picker

Did you know that Herb once filled in with Flat and Scruggs when Earl was recovering from a car wreck?


At the Blueberry Festival in Alberta a few years ago both Herb and Kenny Ingram did the banjo workshop. Both had taken Earl's place - Herb filling in with Lester & the Foggy Mountain Boys, and Kenny with Lester and the Nashville Grass.  It was a memorable workshop. 

Jan 27, 2020 - 5:10:46 PM

chuckv97

Canada

46538 posts since 10/5/2013

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