This instrumental is taken from Ralphs Hills of Home recording which, if I'm not mistaken, was his first album he did after the death of Carter. BuzzBomb on the hangout will correct me if Im wrong. it has a very clinch mountain backstep feel to it, sans backstep. Now i listened over and over to the second measure of the third lineand it sounds to me like he does a bit of T-I-T-M ,which is something i never recall hearing him do.That 3-4 slide (or hammer) just sounded too strong on its own so I assumed he threw in an open 2nd string in there ,which made me think he did that T-I-T-M. If youre a Stanley purest just dont hit the second string! in part B all those notes are tied together so each one rings for 4 beats,except the one that has only three notes tied,which gets 3 beats . i got it as close as these old hears could hear it.
Edited by - stanleytone on 12/07/2021 18:06:48
You’re the man Gary! I have heard Ralph use the TITM pattern as well… although rare. He used it more in the earlier parts of his career.
P.S. I always thought Brand New Country Songs was his first album after Carter passed but may be wrong.
Edited by - Pick1949 on 12/10/2021 06:59:45
Just looked it up. You are correct about Ralphs first album after Carters death.
That square roll gets harder to do fast when you get older. I think Sonny mentioned that in one of his posts. I can see why Ralph stuck mostly to the forward roll.
Edited by - chuckv97 on 12/11/2021 05:48:44
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