Glen Campbell's masterful performance of "Classical Gas" exceeded 1,000,000 views at the one-year anniversary of his passing; a perfect tribute from all his fans around the globe. You can check out Glen's performance again on Glen Campbell Forums' YouTube channel:
Glen Campbell & Buck Owens ROCK on "Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy"
This music video is the premiere of a relatively unknown rockin' track now only on the Glen Campbell Forums' channel on YouTube! Glen Campbell and Buck Owens duet on "Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy".
We couldn't believe it had not yet been uploaded--and it's such a great song performed by two Country Music Hall of Famers, too!
Check out the fun cocktail of acoustic, electric AND bass guitars. Jeff Dayton, one of Glen's former band members for 15 years, produced and arranged this track for a 1997 limited release album sold as a fundraiser for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona. See liner notes below. Enjoy!
Song - written by B. Owens and D. Rich, Tree Publishing Co., Inc.
Buck - vocal, lead acoustic guitar
Glen - vocal, lead electric guitar
Jeff Dayton - electric guitar, poco piano
Gary Bruzzese - drums
Jim Simmons - bass
Russell Skaggs - acoustic guitar
From a Limited Edition, out-of-production album released on CD: "Merry Arizona 97" / "desert stars shine at christmas"
Note: The picture you see in this music video is actually from a B.F. Goodrich promo 45 sleeve. The 45 was released by the tire company to their retailers to market a related 1969 Christmas album, "freshen" the company's image by association with a hip Glen Campbell, and sell more tires: "Glen Campbell wants to help you sell a million of 'em!" (From The Archives of Glen Campbell Forums On The Net)
JACK LORD Thanks Glen Campbell for Performing for Vietnam Veterans '71 [Premiere]
ALOHA! Presented by Glen Campbell Forums On The Net, this rare excerpt with Jack Lord is from a segment of The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour filmed on location at Fort Derussy in Hawaii. Jack joins Glen after he and his guests had finished a live performance benefiting service men and women (reunited with family members) who had recently served in Vietnam and had been sent to nearby Tripler Army Hospital for rest and recuperation (R&R).
As you can see when the TV camera pans the audience, many of these Americans had sustained serious injuries. Jack Lord became obviously emotional when he looked out at the audience who had come to watch the show in the rain.
OAD: October 19, 1971
Note that in an earlier segment in this Glen Campbell Show episode, Glen had performed an abbreviated version of "Galveston" for this same audience.
GLEN CAMPBELL: There'll be no tears...no regretting
Newly uploaded to Glen Campbell Forums On YouTube is this excerpt from the Hawaiian episode of The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.
I was struck by the appropriateness, I felt, of this lyric in Glen's cover of "Beyond the Reef": "There'll be no tears, there'll be no regretting."
We are deeply sorrowed by Glen's passing on August 8. 2017, and are yet committed to continue to honor his tremendous legacy.
We will continue to rejoice in his music for as long we can do so and hope you will too.
GLEN CAMPBELL & JERRY REED Rare Guitar Duet "Hawaiian War Chant" Goodtime Hour 1971 [PREMIERE] at:
This video was planned for uploading to Glen Campbell Forums On YouTube on August 9, which turned out to be one day after Glen passed away and, also unknown at that time, the day Glen was buried at the Campbell Family Cemetery in Delight, Arkansas. I had reservations about posting it. After much thought, I decided this performance embodies the best of Glen as well as the best of Jerry Reed. Two ace guitarists doing what they loved to do. Living their passion. I hope you will enjoy it.
Here is another excerpt from the out-of-production Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour in Hawaii episode broadcast on October 19, 1971.
It premiered on our Glen Campbell Forums on YouTube channel tonight.
Please give the video a "like" on YouTube and post a comment. If there is interest from Glen's fans, I will upload more (really great!) segments from the same episode featuring Glen picking with Jerry Reed and also Glen's solos.
GLEN CAMPBELL & JACK LORD Sing Awesome Sea Shanties in Hawaii ~ Goodtime Hour 1971 [PREMIERE]
You are right. I hadn't thought about that before about Glen using Jerry's lick like that. Well spotted.
For me, what I think is nice, is that Glen seemed so very happy and relaxed. He was in good voice and his playing was fantastic. considering he says he can not remember much of the eighties for various reasons, I think he still had much to be contented with, if not personally certainly professionally, he still provided great entertainment for all his fans.
Interesting clip. Interesting that Glen claims to have been the impetus behind Adamas. Additionally, when he starts jamming there at the end, I love how he throws the Reed walk down into the transition. He always seemed to like that lick for some reason.
Glen appeared on the Michael Parkinson show with Billy Connolly and another guest. He was discussing his Ovation guitar and said the same thing about the neck and body shape.It was1981. Glen does a great version of a thing called love and says he wants to record it. Sad to think it took 36 to achieve that goal. Enjoy