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Dear Dad [by Travis - son of Glen - Campbell]
youtube ^ | 3-13-14 | Travis Campbell

Posted on 07/07/2014 4:16:50 PM PDT by FlJoePa

Growing up with him as my father I was completely immersed in a musical culture long before my earliest recollections .I knew he was an incredibly gifted musician and singer because I saw him on stage while huge crowds were cheering, giving him standing ovations, basically just going nuts but all the while I never really understood what all the hype was about, he played that boring, yucky, country music. Being a drummer John Bonham was my idol and I was the craziest, most fanatical Zep- head (been a long time since I rocked and rolled) you had ever seen. Why couldn't my pops just rock out sending all the babes into such a frenzy they would all start chucking their clothes on stage! Needless to say that dazed and confused reckless teen no longer lives in Kashmir and long ago are the days when he would give "no-quarter" to his father. Currently he just wants to say thank you! Thank you for all you have done, not just for me but for everyone who has been lucky enough to enjoy the incredible gifts God bestowed upon you with which you have unconditionally shared with the world. OK back to rocking out.

For those who think of my father as just a singer, His guitar solo in this video clearly demonstrates that his picking ability places him, in my opinion, on the same, or perhaps greater, plateau as the all-time greats such as Clapton ,Page, Beck, Knopfler, Hendrix or whomever your favorites may be, enjoy!


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: guitar; music
Nevermind the song - some love it, some hate it. Very few could perform it though. The guitar solo that Travis references starts around the 5:00 mark on the video

Here is Travis' poem to his Dad:

Dear Dad- by Travis Campbell

Sometimes you make me sad
Sometimes you make me glad
But as I grow in life
I've come to know your strife

Like you I try to hide
The pain I feel inside
But when I let it go
It only helps me grow

The gifts God gave to you
Shine brightly through and through
Your grace you share with all
Not just to those that call

Tight wires are merely strings
It's your soul that makes them ring
The voice that comes from you
Makes angels listen too

I'll love you till the end
And always be your friend
So remember I'm always here
If you ever need my ear

1 posted on 07/07/2014 4:16:50 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

“he played that boring, yucky, country music.”

But he most often played that boring, yucky, MOR music. Except when he was working in the studio with artists of all descriptions, and making their music better.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 4:22:50 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: FlJoePa

a musician’s musician. tops in the studio. loved his music: Wichita Lineman, Gentle on My Mind. classics.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 4:37:18 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: FlJoePa

Cool poem. Campbell was a vicious guitar player. He rocked. (I know he is not dead yet, but he is suffering a serious brain disease)


4 posted on 07/07/2014 4:38:33 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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To: FlJoePa

Glen Campbell was a true talent and that’s a heartfelt poem by Travis.

God bless them both.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 4:41:48 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: FlJoePa

I’ve always liked “MacArthur Park.” At the time it came out, Douglas MacArthur was one of my greatest heroes, and I loved the fact that a song about Los Angeles was a big national hit.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 4:44:11 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: dadfly
My favorite Glen Campbell song is Turn Around, Look at Me, from the fall of 1961.
7 posted on 07/07/2014 4:45:56 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: FlJoePa

They have in a care facility now, pretty sad.

http://www.people.com/article/glen-campbell-wife-kim-woolen-defends-move-care-facility-alzheimers


8 posted on 07/07/2014 4:45:56 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: FlJoePa
MacArthur Park means so much to me. Tears for me at several points in Mr. Campbell's performance.

He was an "A-list" session man out in LA through the early and mid '60s. He played on the minor hit song Tequila, which recording also included James Seals and Dash Crofts, or so the legend goes.

9 posted on 07/07/2014 4:50:04 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: waterhill

Yeah, Glen is in assisted living for Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, I think he’s played his last concert for us.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 4:51:19 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: dadfly

Campbell was an awesome guitarist....easily the equal to or the superior to the big names that have been listed.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 4:58:20 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Steely Tom

In the “extras’ on his SD Symphony DVD (everyone should own this, btw), there is a piece where they were traveling and a song would come on the radio and Glen would say “Yeah, I played on that.” Then another. “Yep that one too”. It just went on and on.

He played guitar on You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling. He played guitar for Dean, Frank, Elvis. He played on Pet Sounds.

They say you had about a 25% chance of hearing him play guitar if you turned on your car radio in the 60’s.

Amazing.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 4:58:46 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Fiji Hill

wow. good one i hadn’t heard. thx.

i guess i was the opposite of his son. i just wanted to play guitar like Glen, couldn’t care less about Hendrix or Clapton.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 5:08:05 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Fiji Hill

poor LA not getting enough media?


14 posted on 07/07/2014 5:13:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: pallmallman

no question. remember his custom ovation. that was the first guitar i ever bought. i still have it.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 5:20:14 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Steely Tom
"Tequila" by the Champs was a major hit, but Glen Campbell didn't join the group until after it scored (by the way, I like the flip side, Train to Nowhere much better). He may have been on their later hit, Limbo Rock (1962).
16 posted on 07/07/2014 5:31:32 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: FlJoePa
I've heard that the intro to the Beach Boys "Fun Fun Fun" is Glen Campbell.
Classic!!!
17 posted on 07/07/2014 6:25:32 PM PDT by RW_Whacko
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To: Fiji Hill
Thank you for the correction. I've been under the mistaken impression that Campbell, Seals and Crofts were on the Tequila recording for so long, I don't remember where I heard it. It was long before the WWW, I know that. From this website, I find this quote:

Dash recalls that they re-recorded "Tequila" and being told that the new recording was intended to replace the hit version for legal reasons.

Perhaps this is the source of the confusion.

No information was given as to when the re-recording took place, or whether it was ever released.

In any event, the Wikipedia page for the song leaves no doubt that the facts are as you say.

18 posted on 07/07/2014 6:32:01 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Fiji Hill
Sorry, I forgot to include the link to the webpage that included that quote.
19 posted on 07/07/2014 6:33:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: dadfly

It’s a great guitar and a great looking one also.


20 posted on 07/10/2014 3:40:49 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Steely Tom

Love Glen Campbell and Seals and Crofts as well. They bring a warm and happy vibe to me...when I was in a better time and place.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 3:42:52 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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