Lost two friends today within 24 hours. One was a well known rockabilly guitarist and bass player for Danny Gatton and the Fat Boys.  Billy Hancock used to come to my gigs and be real supportive of what I was playing.

https://youtu.be/DhiFmYHKK2U

The second friend was less well known but we played gigs together since we were teenagers. Here's to you Chuck B

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Comment by Jim Morris on April 22, 2018 at 2:02pm

Thanks RTZ. I'm lucky enough to have grown up in close proximity to guitar greats like Danny and also Link Wray. I never got to play with either but played with folks in their bands numerous times and got to listen to them in local dives. I'm 68 this year and losing friends is part of this growing old b.s. so a group of us are planning a huge jam of old S. MD musicians real soon. This page has some old photos and info on those of us who still survive.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1344281185672169/

Comment by RTZGUITARS on April 22, 2018 at 6:59am

Well dammit I was wondering where J.M. was and stop by your page to find this, I have Danny's 9-9-94 recording in my cd player in the shop right now. Just read the liner there is a mention of the Fat Boy's and the early years. It adds up as we get older and when it's 2 close together that's tough. Just lost a Aunt and Uncle last year.

Hope you can get some building time in soon and share it with us.

Comment by Jim Morris on January 26, 2018 at 2:42am

Thanks Erasmo.

Comment by Jim Morris on January 24, 2018 at 2:04pm

Thanks Unc. I'll be pall bearing next week and I hope it will be the last for a long time.

Comment by Uncle John on January 24, 2018 at 12:46pm

That's too bad, Jim.  I went to a cousin's husband's funeral last week and the obituaries have been extra large of late and with quite a few folks younger than you and me.  The old folks used to say that a lot of people die between Christmas and Easter.  Still seems true.

Comment by Jim Morris on January 24, 2018 at 1:20am

Yup Wes.

Comment by Jim Morris on January 23, 2018 at 2:31pm

Thanks Richard. 

Comment by Jim Morris on January 23, 2018 at 10:55am

Thanks Gary. Of all the issues related to growing old I think losing friends may be the hardest. 

Comment by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on January 23, 2018 at 9:57am

Sorry for your losses, Jim.  Wish I had something to add that goes beyond Pick's words....  

Comment by Jim Morris on January 23, 2018 at 9:25am

Thanks Paul.

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