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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:00 AM

Jerry Jeff Walker has died

https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/country-songwriting-legend-jerry-jeff-walker-has-died/


We've lost a ton of incredible musicians this year! RIP Mr Walker.

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Reply Jerry Jeff Walker has died (Original post)
Docreed2003 Oct 24 OP
luvs2sing Oct 24 #1
UpInArms Oct 24 #2
UpInArms Oct 24 #3
The Polack MSgt Oct 24 #4
2naSalit Oct 24 #5
callous taoboy Oct 24 #6
Docreed2003 Oct 24 #12
jmbar2 Oct 24 #7
Docreed2003 Oct 24 #9
Bradshaw3 Oct 24 #8
Docreed2003 Oct 24 #10
Tender hopper Oct 24 #11
Docreed2003 Oct 24 #13
cemaphonic Oct 24 #14

Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:22 AM

1. Oh no..

He was one of my favorites.

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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:42 AM

3. Rest well, Jerry

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:45 AM

4. RIP Mr. Walker

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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 09:02 AM

5. ...

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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 09:12 AM

6. Loved Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's version of Mr. Bojangles

as a kid riding around with my mom in the old caprice, 1970's, radio tuned to our local A.M. station.

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Response to callous taoboy (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 09:33 AM

12. It's funny that his most famous song would be made famous by another band

In the similar way that his cover of "LA Freeway" would become forever associated with him. I had the great pleasure of seeing him perform that song at Guy Clark's memorial concert in Nashville a couple years ago.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 09:25 AM

7. Thanks for this post

I went to college in Austin in the early 70s, hung out at Armadillo World Headquarters, the Spoke, etc. He was everywhere. It was a magical time and place to be.

When I was reading the obit, there was mention of his first band called Circus Maximus, and an amazing song called "The Wind".



Wonderful song that veers off into a jazzy feel. Apparently Jerry left soon after they recorded this to pursue the country vein.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 09:31 AM

9. You're welcome.

He was definitely an eclectic original. He won't be easily replaced

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 09:28 AM

8. Viva Terlingua was an all-time great album

"Scamp Walker time again." Listened to it over and over.

Jerry Jeff was a true original. RIP.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 09:31 AM

10. Agreed!

That's a great album!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 09:33 AM

11. Not only a songwriter, a man of conscience.

In 1970 I had the privilege of seeing him perform at a rally supporting Father Dan Berrigan who was a fugitive from the FBI at the time for burning draft cards taken from a Baltimore draft board. Jerry Jef Walker will be missed.

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Response to Tender hopper (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 09:37 AM

13. Great story

I had not heard that one. Very cool

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:36 PM

14. a joke from one of Townes Van Zandt's live albums attributed to JJW;



Drunk guy: "Officer I seem to have lost my car!"

Officer: "Where did you last have it?"

Drunk guy "It was right here on the end of this key! holds up car key"

Officer: Okay, Okay, you should take yourself downtown and they'll get started on all the paperwork. But buddy, you might want to zip up your pants before you get in there"

Drunk guy: looks down "damn it, I lost my girl too".



Always liked that one, especially with Townes' deadpan delivery.

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