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In Memory of Roy Clark

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I was saddened to read that he had passed away. His voice wasn't nearly as strong in this clip as it was when he was younger, but he could still pick a mean guitar.

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eddessaknightComment by eddessaknight - November 16, 2018, 4:19 pm
Thanks Mike-
R.I.P.
Condolences to family & many fans

Roy Clark's hit by French artist Charles Azanaour "Yesterday When I was Young" was a major cross over success.

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mikeintexasComment by mikeintexas - November 16, 2018, 4:37 pm
Thanks, ed. I never was much of a fan of "Hee Haw" when it was on, a little too corny for a teenager, but I always enjoyed it when Clark played the guitar. There's a YT video of him playing Malagueña and he's absolutely brilliant with his rendition of it.

"Yesterday When I Was Young" is a sad song.

"Yesterday, when I was young
The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue"
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mikeintexasComment by mikeintexas - November 16, 2018, 4:38 pm
Malagueña
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mikeintexasComment by mikeintexas - November 16, 2018, 4:39 pm
It's not going to allow me to paste in the properly spelled name of the song, oh well.
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jarasanComment by jarasan - November 16, 2018, 8:41 pm
He was a brand and he was talented RIP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ewBT6vzwI0
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CARBOBComment by CARBOB - November 17, 2018, 5:40 am
I was very fortunate to see him perform twice. One of the times was Clark AB, Philippines. He was performing Malaguena when one of his guitar strings broke. He sent an assistant to the VOQ for a spare. When the string arrived he started Malaguena over again, may have been his best performance of the song ever. Recognized a couple of the audience, person in black hat Little Jimmy Dickens and Ray Stevens.
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mikeintexasComment by mikeintexas - November 17, 2018, 2:18 pm
Thanks, jarasan. I watched that vid as well as a few others yesterday. Like I said, he could play the guitar just about as well as anyone.

Interesting story, carbob. What were those other two stars doing there? Were they with the show? Was that part of a USO tour? I used to roughneck with a couple of guys who had been stationed there in the P.I. and they got to telling Subic Bay stories one time, trying to out-gross ea. other. I don't know who won, but it sure as hell grossed ME out.
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CARBOBComment by CARBOB - November 17, 2018, 4:22 pm
I think everyone in the audience was an old country performer. Did they ever mention Balut? Definition-
Balut is a developing bird embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It originated from and is commonly sold as street food in the Philippines. Balut
Food
Balut is a developing bird embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It originated from and is commonly sold as street food in the Philippines. Gross as hell!!
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rcbbuckeyeComment by rcbbuckeye - November 18, 2018, 11:45 am
Wife and I saw Alabama at Winstar Casino last night, and Randy Owens paid a tribute to Roy Clark.
Also, Randy Travis was in the audience, and Randy Owens went down and helped Randy Travis on to the stage. Poor guy is in bad health and they had to hold onto him. They sang the last verse of "Forever and Ever, and Travis finished with "Amen". What a touching tribute.
All the old time country stars are getting old, (as am I). I've seen Alabama many times and can remember Randy Owens jumping around the stage like a lunatic, LOL. Last night he wasn't as energetic. Also, Jeff Cook has Parkinson's, and he played a few songs with the band toward the end, but he looks really frail.
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Elizabeth03Comment by Elizabeth03 - November 18, 2018, 3:21 pm
Roy Clark was quite the musical performer!
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mikeintexasComment by mikeintexas - November 18, 2018, 3:56 pm
Thanks, carbob. I don't remember those guys mentioning balut, but I know about it from watching cooking/recipe videos. I'll try most anything, but believe I'd pass on that. That's gross, but the things the guys were talking about were more of a sexual nature.
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mikeintexasComment by mikeintexas - November 18, 2018, 4:04 pm
rcb, my sister lives in Denton and pops up to Winstar every so often. I've tried all sorts of addictive things in my life and walked away from them, but I figure I'd probably best stay away from casinos. I think I'd love to play the slot machines, prob. sit in front of them for a couple days straight or until I ran out of money.

I knew Travis was in bad shape after his stroke? but thought he had mostly recovered. I listen to "Forever and Ever, Amen" fairly often, have most of his music in my mp3 jukebox.

My grandmother loved Alabama and I bought her every cassette tape of theirs I could find. (this was before CDs became widespread) Her favorite was some collection of old Gospel tunes they had done. I couldn't have told you the name of the band members, though...hell, I have problems remembering just who was in Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. -wink-
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mikeintexasComment by mikeintexas - November 18, 2018, 4:07 pm
Thanks for commenting, Elizabeth. Yes, he certainly was and an under-appreciated one, too.
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rcbbuckeyeComment by rcbbuckeye - November 18, 2018, 4:21 pm
Mike, they said last night they have a Gospel cd called Angels Among Us.
We played the slots this morning before we left, but only spent $55 between us. One of these days I'm going to hit the Blackjack table.
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mikeintexasComment by mikeintexas - November 18, 2018, 10:42 pm
Maybe I'm thinking of The Oak Ridge Boys. I dunno. That's only been 30+ yrs. ago, so....

I've just recently started listening to Travis again; I used to date a woman who said he "made her heart go pitty-pat". I wasn't jealous of him, just that she was insane and we had a horrible relationship and after we split (Thank God) everytime I heard him it made me think of her and I wanted to put her plumb out of my thoughts forever.
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music*Comment by music* - November 19, 2018, 8:32 am
Thank You mikeintexas for this blog. I tried playing the banjo but failed miserably.
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mikeintexasComment by mikeintexas - November 19, 2018, 6:11 pm
I've heard it's a difficult instrument to play.

Then again, that kid on the porch swing in "Deliverance" did a pretty good job of it. <grin>

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