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Jack Henderson
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posted 12 November 2004 06:03 AM           
Who played steel for eddie rabbit,thank,jack
Charles Curtis
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From: Bethesda, Maryland, USA

posted 12 November 2004 06:25 AM     profile     
Wasn't that Ned Davis?
Jack Henderson
unregistered
posted 12 November 2004 06:37 AM           
Hi Charles,I don't know.a buddy and i were talking about various steel players last night and couldn't ccome up with anything,Jack
Larry Bell
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From: Englewood, Florida

posted 12 November 2004 06:46 AM     profile     
Ned did play for Rabbitt in the 80's. That was when I met him and he also played for the Oaks about that time and Jerry Lee Lewis much earlier. I don't know if ER had other steel players -- probably so.

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Larry Bell - email: larry@larrybell.org - gigs - Home Page
2003 Fessenden S/D-12 8x8, 1969 Emmons S-12 6x6, 1971 Dobro, Standel and Peavey Amps

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Jack Henderson
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posted 12 November 2004 07:04 AM           
Thanks larry,jack
Jack Henderson
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posted 12 November 2004 07:07 AM           
Thanks larry,jack
Larry King
Member

From: Watts, Oklahoma, USA

posted 12 November 2004 07:40 AM     profile     

I seem to remember a player whose first name was Pat...can't come up with the last. Then he was with Pirates of the ???...best I can do.
Bob Knight
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From: Bowling Green KY

posted 12 November 2004 07:55 AM     profile     
Pat Severs
Larry King
Member

From: Watts, Oklahoma, USA

posted 12 November 2004 09:00 AM     profile     

Bob.....he's the one. Now, right or wrong...did he play with Eddie Rabbit?
Jack Henderson
unregistered
posted 12 November 2004 09:33 AM           
It seems like years ago when the pirates were touring a lot,that pat was involved in some type of accident,I may be wrong but that came to mind,thanks for everyone's replies,Jack
Miguel e Smith
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From: Phoenix, AZ

posted 12 November 2004 09:51 AM     profile     
In 1994, a lighting truss fell on Pat (I think during a soundcheck). Thankfully, he recovered but left the group (Pirates Of The Mississippi) after the accident. I don't remember Eddie doing much touring in the 90's prior to his death in '98. However, I did work some of the same package shows during the 80's and Ned Davis was working with Eddie on all the dates I saw Eddie. As much as I remember, Pat focused on studio work after leaving the Pirates (he's also a fine acoustic guitar player and his brother is studio guitar great Mike Severs). I believe Pat worked with the Pirates from '87 till the accident in '94. I believe Ned passed away sometime in the early 90's from an illness but I'm not sure of the date.

Mike

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Chris Brooks
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From: Providence, Rhode Island

posted 12 November 2004 09:52 AM     profile     
I heard Eddie in Texas in the mid 70s. His steeler played a Blanton. Would this have been Pat or Ned?

As I recall, the Blanton had a chrome front apron . . .

Chris

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Jack Henderson
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posted 12 November 2004 09:58 AM           
Thanks miguel,I was fairly sure pat was in some kind of an accident,have a good day,Jack
Charles Curtis
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From: Bethesda, Maryland, USA

posted 12 November 2004 10:01 AM     profile     
I think Ned played an Emmons.
Larry Bell
Member

From: Englewood, Florida

posted 12 November 2004 10:27 AM     profile     
I met Pat about that same time when I was doing a lot of fair gigs. Seems like he was with Hwy 101 for a while, but I don't recall him mentioning he'd played for Rabbitt.

And Ned played a '69 push/pull The Killer bought for him just after 'What Made Milwaukee Famous', which I bought later, but with the Oaks and (I believe) with Rabbitt, I'm pretty sure he played a Sho-Bud -- a Pro III if I recall correctly. Really good solid journeyman musician.

Not sure who the Blanton player might have been.
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Larry Bell - email: larry@larrybell.org - gigs - Home Page
2003 Fessenden S/D-12 8x8, 1969 Emmons S-12 6x6, 1971 Dobro, Standel and Peavey Amps

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Jerry Hayes
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From: Virginia Beach, Va.

posted 12 November 2004 10:42 AM     profile     
E.R. had a steel player for a while who used to have his fingerpicks on his middle and ring fingers and nothing on his index finger. I saw him on TNN a couple of times with Rabbitt and also he was in the video of "But on Second Thought". I'd heard that he played guitar also and used fingerpicks on those fingers along with a flatpick and when he played steel he'd just use his thumbpick along with that instead of moving a pick over to his index finger....JH

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Jack Henderson
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posted 12 November 2004 10:50 AM           
Jerry I think that is the fellow i am thinking about,It seem he had difficulty playing a part of the steel on the song,It sounded different on the recorded than the way this guy played,but he was a good steel player though,jack
Brett Day
Member

From: Greer, SC, USA

posted 12 November 2004 12:13 PM     profile     
Pat Severs worked with Narvel Felts and Eddie. Brett, Emmons S-10, Morrell lapsteel

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Bob Knight
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From: Bowling Green KY

posted 12 November 2004 12:27 PM     profile     
I thought Sonny Garrish played on "On Second Thought"

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Franklin
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From:

posted 12 November 2004 12:36 PM     profile     
Bob,

Ned was the steeler on the video. He was a great guy to boot. Eddie Rabbitt loved steel players. I was fortunate enough to play steel on "On Second Thought" produced by Richard Landis. Sonny played on most of his hits. I believe "On Second Thought" was also Eddie's last chart hit.

Paul

Bob Knight
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From: Bowling Green KY

posted 12 November 2004 01:05 PM     profile     
Thanks Paul,
Sorry 'bout that

Bob

Al Miller
Member

From: Nashville, TN

posted 12 November 2004 02:29 PM     profile     

Jerry !!
Im pretty sure the guy your talking about that played with a flat pick and finger picks on the differnt fingers is a guy named "SID HUDSON" Monster player!!!! when i was a kid Dad used to take me to places around the Washington Dc area and hear guys like sid hudson ,Reece Anderson,jeff wise ,mike melchonie,jeff agnew,danny gatton & buddy emmons and i cant forget Don West he played with 4 finger picks and a thumb pick i have a video of Myself when i was about 17 with Buddy charlton ,Jeff wise, Don west ,Joann (rich)morree and a host of other awsome players . if anyone would like a copy let me know and we will try and get you one
Kenny Dail
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From: Kinston, N.C. 28504

posted 12 November 2004 03:12 PM     profile     
Ned Davis is the steeler on the video by Eddie that wears his finger picks on the ring and middle finger.

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Jack Henderson
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posted 12 November 2004 03:41 PM           
I wonder if there is a video of on second thought available,Jack
Jody Sanders
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From: Magnolia,Texas

posted 12 November 2004 07:09 PM     profile     
I think it was Paul Franklin that played on " On Second Thought." Jody.
Franklin
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From:

posted 12 November 2004 07:35 PM     profile     
Bob,

There's nothing to be sorry about. Sonny played some of the best steel rides ever on both Eddie's and Gene Watson's records from that late 70's era. I just wanted to say that I was very proud to be asked to let loose on a well written song.

Those days are not as common anymore.

Paul


John Drury
Member

From: Gallatin, Tn USA

posted 14 November 2004 10:43 AM     profile     
If my memory serves me correctly(and it doesn't always), I thought I heard Bobbe Seymour once say that Eddie was an accomplished steel player.

I do remember coming to work one day at Bobbes store and there was a Fender Stringmaster set up on the floor, I asked him whose it was and he said it was Eddie Rabbits.

I always thought Eddie was a real cool guy.

John Drury
NTSGA #3

Jerry Hayes
Member

From: Virginia Beach, Va.

posted 15 November 2004 04:27 AM     profile     
If you've never seen the video of "On Second Thought" you missed a good 'un... It's all set up like an old country music TV show and photographed in black and white. The steeler (Ned) plays a Bigsby in the video which is really neat....JH

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Pete Finney
Member

From: Nashville, Tn.

posted 15 November 2004 07:29 AM     profile     
I'll throw in my two cents worth:

Eddie had one or two steel players before Pat Severs, but their names aren't coming to mind. Pat was there for the years when Eddie was really on top though; the late seventies through mid-eighties. At that time he had many number one records and was headlining arenas, and was huge in Vegas. He was also crossing over to the pop charts a lot (as his music got to be less "country"); "I Love a Rainy Night" was a number one pop record. At that time his band had the well deserved reputation as one of the best in town and I was very proud to get the call when Pat left the band in '87. One had to be a decent guitar player as well (Pat's a very good one) since the more popish hits had twin leads but no steel. I left the band at the end of the '88 tour to replace Bruce Bouton with "Foster and Lloyd" and Ned Davis joined the band then, and stayed until the end.

I believe that Paul's right, and that Sonny Garrish played on most of Eddie's stuff. Another recorded highlight is Jaydee Maness on "Every Which Way but Loose" which was probably my favorite song in the show to play. Of course "On Second Thought" is a classic solo: I'm almost glad it came after I left so I didn't have to try to pull it off every night in front of thousands of people. Check it out, it is NOT easy to play!

I don't believe Eddie ever played any steel, he certainly never did when I knew him.

Pat Severs is doing sessions these days, and tours with Don "American Pie" Mclean where I believe he plays mostly guitar and no steel. Of course Ned and Eddie have both left us, but they left a lot of happy fans, and good memories...

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Jack Strayhorn
Member

From: Winston-Salem, NC

posted 15 November 2004 08:17 PM     profile     
Ned Davis used to call the Emmons shop and order parts for his push-pull. He was playing with Eddie at that time which would have been up until Eddies death.

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