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R.I.P. Guitar Great Jimmy Capps

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Jun 2, 2020 - 8:00:57 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

50113 posts since 10/5/2013

A quiet humble man, nicknamed “The Sheriff”, who spanned 60 decades of country music recordings.

When you hear the richness and grace of his acoustic intros on "The Gambler" (Kenny Rogers) ..."How Blue" (Reba McEntire) ..."Near You" (George Jones and Tammy Wynette) ..."After All These Years (Barbara Mandrell) ...16th Avenue (Lacy J. Dalton) ... and on Conway Twitty's "I Don't Know A Thing About Love"... it comes as no surprise that this gifted guitarist can easily alternate into his more distinctive, electrifying sounds that you hear on the intros of Waylon's "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man"...Terri Gibbs'"Somebody's Knockin' "... Charley Pride's "Honky Tonk Blues" ... or The Louvin Brothers' "How's The World Treating You" and"Second Time Around" ... just to name a few.

Some other incredible recordings you can hear Jimmy on are George Strait's "Amarillo By Morning" and "Unwound" ... Alan Jackson's "Here In The Real World" ... The Oak Ridge Boys' "Elvira" and "Sail Away" ... Barbara Mandrell's "Sleeping Single In A Double Bed" and "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool" ... Conway's "Lost In The Feeling", "Red Neckin' Love Makin' Night", and "Don't Call Him A Cowboy" ... John Denver's "Some Days Are Diamonds" ... as well as such artists as Andy Williams ... Ray Charles ... Mac Davis ... John Conlee ... Moe Bandy ... Joe Stampley ... Billie Joe Spears ... Johnny Paycheck ... Janie Fricke ... and all of Ronnie Milsap's recordings through 1988, to include such hits as "Smoky Mtn Rain" and "Legend In My Time".




Jun 2, 2020 - 8:09:32 PM
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1228 posts since 1/31/2011

I'm not familiar with Jimmy Capos but sure know those songs. Thanks for bringing this post to light, the man is worthy of the tribute.

Jun 2, 2020 - 9:21:58 PM

chuckv97

Canada

50113 posts since 10/5/2013

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Jun 3, 2020 - 3:16:55 AM
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OM45GE

USA

97661 posts since 11/7/2007

There are so many incredible musicians working in relative obscurity as session players. The Sheriff was one of the best.

Jun 4, 2020 - 8:59:20 AM
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3425 posts since 7/8/2010

Bill Anerson had a weekly show. It was a Family Reunion format. Jimmy also played on Larry's Country Diner. A real treat to watch. I had no idea he was involved with so many artist's and songs. May he rest in peace.

Jun 15, 2020 - 4:11:33 AM

3471 posts since 12/6/2009

Condolences to his beautiful wife Michelle Capps. She is the lady backup singer on Larry’s Country Dinner. She must be heart broken.

Jun 15, 2020 - 6:45:52 PM

71955 posts since 5/9/2007

I've been a fan for many years.He seemed to be everywhere.

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