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Author Topic: RIP Tom Paley  (Read 468 times)

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Offline Mr.OMuck

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RIP Tom Paley
« on: October 01, 2017, 08:38:43 AM »
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Offline Stuart

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Re: RIP Tom Paley
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 09:42:19 AM »
Thank you for posting the sad news, Phil. The world of music was certainly made better and benefited from his talents and many contributions.

From the Clash site:

http://www.clashmusic.com/news/american-folk-hero-tom-paley-has-died



Offline Johnm

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Re: RIP Tom Paley
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 10:59:33 AM »
What a great musician Tom Paley was.  I remember hearing his version of "Railroad Blues" from "New Lost City Ramblers, Vol. 3" on the radio when I was a kid, and when I heard that it was by the New Lost City Ramblers, I thought it took all three of them to play the guitar part!  It was just Tom.  He was a ripping banjo player, too, in both clawhammer and Old-Time two and three finger styles.  His version of "Marching Through Georgia" on the old Elektra album "Folk Banjo Styles" was die-happy stuff.  He was one of the earliest urbanites to figure out and play a lot of this music "right".  If you like Old-Time and Country Blues, you owe him a lot, whether you know it or not.  I sure do.
All best,
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Offline Stuart

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Re: RIP Tom Paley
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 05:42:06 PM »

Offline frailer24

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Re: RIP Tom Paley
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 12:03:11 AM »
This news just breaks my heart. Tom's work with the NLCR set a benchmark for my playing clarity. Rest well, good sir!
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Offline RobBob

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Re: RIP Tom Paley
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 06:28:30 PM »
I worked with him on a project about 20 years ago and he was generous, thoughtful and very genuine in our dealings.  He will be missed.

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