Eddie Shelton was a great friend. I was there when Eddie passed away in December of 1999.
I had nearly all of Eddie's music, but lost my home and everything in Hurricane Harvey in 2017. I have been trying to gather as much of his music as I can. My resources are limited, but I have acquired his Expedition album. I have also found a YouTube video of Eddie with the Country Cut Ups from the 1960's and a few others.
I have someone helping me to create a memorial web site for Eddie. I would like to get as much of his music, pictures, videos, or anything that others are willing to share. I would also like to have any stories or memories that others can share of Eddie and the groups he played with.
Eddie was part of an amazing generation of pickers and musicians. So incredibly talented. Many of these are beginning to pass away and these stories will pass in to time. I want to preserve as much as I can about this era, these artist, and their music.
If you are able, please help. I am requesting any audio format of Eddie and/or the groups he played with.. I am requesting any video format as well. And I would really enjoy and pictures, videos or anything else you might be willing to share of Eddie or any of these amazing musicians.
Thank you for any help you can offer. I genuinely appreciate it.
Fred Robbins has videos, photos, and the music from The County Cut Ups Go to College on his website: http://frobbi.org/cutups-record.html
I learned of Shelton from studying Alan Munde's playing. I love the Expedition album, but my favorite Shelton band was the Stone Mountain Boys. The album photo showed a group of Oklahoma and Texas good old boys who played traditional arrangements of Bob Seeger and the Beatles. Their "Turn the Page" on the Reunion album is great.
Expedition is one of my favorite albums. Eddie was a great, great player.
Sometime in the late '70s, I believe, Wayne Shrubsall wrote a couple of articles about Eddie for Banjo Newsletter. He analyzed Eddie's style and tabbed out one or two songs from Expedition. Contact Donald Nitchie at BNL - email@example.com.
Hey, that’s my father in law playing fiddle there with Ed.
Great times and memories
'5-String Neck' 23 min
'Home Sweet Home' 25 min
'New Plates' 36 min
'Low Road to Aspen' 38 min
'Straploks' 1 hr
'Vance banjos iOTA 11"' 3 hrs