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|Date:||11/19/2006 6:00:07 PM|
|Subject:||Re: Mickey Newbury|
|Message:||Ron and I had a wonderful talk last night. Now I know that the main reason for his call really wasn't to check on my health, but to talk Mickey and Gathering music. That's ok...if you've never had a call from Ron, it's a little like the ones I used to get from Mick....full or laughs, profound thoughts and stories from the old times when music was music.
I told Ron last night that I had established contact with Johnny Seay. Some of you will remember the man with a voice that sounded much like Johnny Cash, only of better quality. He had a huge hit, "Day For Decision", back in the '60's, that was a touching tribute to those American GI's who were fighting in the jungles of Nam. Dispite selling over a million singles and 700,000 albums, when Johnny received his statement from Warner Brothers, he owed them $36,000.00.
After a divorce he fled Nashville and the music business. "I only play now at the house of for a few friends. I hate bars and the smoke and the people who don't listen to lyrics", he told me.
Johnny's songs are deep, cowboy songs, indian songs and songs that can touch your heart. His take on "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" will tear you apart.
I'm telling him about the Gathering and where the folks come to hear the music...where there's no smoke, slowly working on him to come to Austin in June. I know that Lee Fry knows Johnny well and...Lee, give me some help. Our folks need to know the real Johnny Seay.
Now, I've got to dig out his "Day For Decision" album and pull a copy for Ron. I feel an interview in the works.
| Mickey Newbury by Ron L. at 11/19/2006 3:56:39 PM|
| Re: Mickey Newbury by Meeks at 11/19/2006 4:31:12 PM|
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