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Feb 8, 2024 - 1:53:46 PM
487 posts since 9/10/2007

Is that Tom Adams on the recording of “the waves on the sea” from the album favorites?

Whoever it is absolutely kills it! Sounds like Tom Adams and I know he joined around that time, just wanted to ask here.

Feb 8, 2024 - 2:04:41 PM

2285 posts since 4/18/2006
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I believe that is Richard Underwood.

Feb 8, 2024 - 2:33:59 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

71787 posts since 10/5/2013

A live version with R Underwood , same banjo break as the album recording... real nice break out of D pos.
youtu.be/TUzr6RJV8ko?si=ZVEUaSdOLFovomcj

Edited by - chuckv97 on 02/08/2024 14:35:29

Feb 8, 2024 - 3:04:34 PM
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15644 posts since 10/30/2008

It's Richard U. He recorded it. I saw him play it as their opening number in festival sets many times. Usually on Dudley's old Granada which was kept tuned for Waves on the Sea. Then Richard would switch back to his style 3 arch top for the next number.

Their version is inspired by the record by the Lilly Brothers and Don Stover. Richard does not attempt to reproduce Stover's break, other than the tremendous DRIVE both of them had.

Feb 8, 2024 - 3:49:33 PM

4214 posts since 7/12/2006

If it sounds like Ralphs style then its definitely Richard Underwood

Feb 9, 2024 - 4:50:35 AM

487 posts since 9/10/2007

Thanks!

Edited by - Kentucky5 on 02/09/2024 04:51:57

Feb 9, 2024 - 6:36:32 AM

RB3

USA

1983 posts since 4/12/2004

Below is a link to the "Bluegrass Discography" web page that confirms that it's Richard Underwood on the recording.

Johnson Mountain Boys - Favorites

Feb 9, 2024 - 6:59:26 AM

4804 posts since 3/28/2008

quote:
Originally posted by The Old Timer

It's Richard U. He recorded it. I saw him play it as their opening number in festival sets many times. Usually on Dudley's old Granada which was kept tuned for Waves on the Sea. Then Richard would switch back to his style 3 arch top for the next number.

Their version is inspired by the record by the Lilly Brothers and Don Stover. Richard does not attempt to reproduce Stover's break, other than the tremendous DRIVE both of them had.


And if you listen to Dudley's tenor harmony on the choruses, you can hear him echoing Everett (?) Lilly's singing on the 1960s recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBPkDfEIjLc .

Just to make explicit what has been hinted at a couple of times in this thread, Richard U. was tuned to D tuning (aDF#AD) and capo'd p two frets to play in E.

Feb 9, 2024 - 7:26:45 AM
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15644 posts since 10/30/2008

Ira, on Waves on the Sea, Everett Lilly sang lead all the way through, and Bea sang the "high squealing" tenor (as Charlie Monroe called it). Bea had a fearsome falsetto tenor. He sang tenor on handful of numbers, including Little Annie.

The Lillys also did the song in E and Stover used D tuning plus capo.

Feb 10, 2024 - 7:07:50 AM

4804 posts since 3/28/2008

Thanks, Dick. I'd read that Everett sang "most" of the tenor, but that certainly left open the possibility that it was Bea on this recording. While I don't doubt your superior knowledge of all things Lilly, I note that their recording sounds in F. Did they tune sharp? Was the recording speeded up in mastering?

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