Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Glen Campbell - Gentle On My Mind

Rest in peace, Glen.  Thanks for all the great music.


Gorges Smythe said...

Good singer, good song.

Aesop said...

Little bit of a time lag there, huh? ;)

I'm normally a studio-version purist, but there's also a much better version available on YouTube than the stereo LP standard, great as that one is.
Live, on a dais with a roomful of country legends, and dropping their jaws with a spontaneous solo:
The guy was pure guitar genius, on legs.
(I'm thinking Willy Nelson's look was "I couldn't do that even if I wasn't high" and Roy Clark was just happy to be there to see it in person from 5' away.)

ASM826 said...

Witchita Lineman is always the Glen Campbell song I remember.

Borepatch said...

Aesop, I posted that version from an outbreak of nostalgia. We had that LP when I was growing up.

But yeah, Campbell was one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived.

SiGraybeard said...

Not to dispute anything about Glen's greatness, but on a similar path, if you want to see the kid who's being talked about worldwide as today's virtuoso of flatpicking - the technique Glen uses in that video - catch 25 or 26 year old Molly Tuttle. Actually, this video is almost 4 years old so crank that age back.