Roy Clark

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    I saw this on YouTube. I used to watch him on HeHaw. Dude was a bad man.
  2. andawun


    Jul 13, 2009
    I remember seeing him with The Boston Pops (also Glen Campbell) in the late 70's on PBS. I was a straight up rocker at the time and both Roy and Glen blew my mind!!! Truly gifted musicians.
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  3. I actually remember seeing him on Hee haw as well, but was truly impressed when I saw him at a USO show when I was in the Army. This would have been in the 80's. Being a musician, I was completely impressed as he made his way through various instruments, killing on each of them. Whether it be a banjo, guitar, or mandolin, he just killed it.
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  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yeah later in life his personality won him more acclaim. But his CHOPS made him famous first.
  5. Did you ever notice how the truly great talents (in music as well as in virtually every other discipline) are humble, unassuming people? It must be that they are too busy trying to improve than to compare themselves with others. You hear of great musicians going out of their way to show other people how they do what they do, but not showing off, just to share the info. Egomaniacs tend to hide their techniques in fear of having their greatness stolen. Mr. Clark was a true gentleman, a phenomenal musician, and had a great sense of humor. I would love to have met him.
  6. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show In Memoriam

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    I saw Roy on some TV show, maybe Johnny Carson. He was absolutely shredding, like Van Halen/Yngwie kinda stuff. The man could play guitar, as well as many other instruments.
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  7. Hurricane Jimmie

    Hurricane Jimmie Supporting Member

    So Anyway, Roy and Buck took a few critical hits during their HeeHaw days. But HH was designed to entertain a certain demographic, and it did that really well. HH was filmed over a few weeks in the winter and then pieced together in the studio. This gave everyone time to tour and play the shows that provided most of their income.
    But there's no doubting Roy Clark's talent as a musician and an entertainer.
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  8. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Buck Owens said the easiest way to shut up his critics for joining HeeHaw was showing them a copy of his paycheck. The critics were shocked into silence.
  9. Hurricane Jimmie

    Hurricane Jimmie Supporting Member

    Yeah, Buck created quite an empire in Bakersfield... AKA 'Buckersfield'.
    I would have loved to see him live.
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  10. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    His wallet was running over before HeeHaw, talented businessman.

    Agreed, nothing cooler than a country tune w/ a walking bass.
  11. When I was in elementary school, there were certain musicians my parents would let me stay up late for when they came on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

    Roy was at the top of the list.

    Years later Roy came on Austin City Limits and I was introduced to the genius of Gatemouth Brown.

    What an inspiring duo!

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  12. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    The Odd Couple sold me on Roy Clark, with this.

    Especially the part at 2:15. As a budding guitarist at the time, well... I thought he was God.

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  13. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Buck was never proud of his time on HeeHaw but Roy enjoyed it first to last.