Make these ads go away.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Johnny Gimbal, Famed Swing fiddler dies at 88

  1. #1
    Proudly humble LarsMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    usually on the road to somewhere.
    Posts
    10,720
    Local Date
    11-20-2019
    Local Time
    09:39 AM

    Johnny Gimbal, Famed Swing fiddler dies at 88

    I grew up with Gimble's music. He was one of the greats.



    A recent performance:
    "The trouble with people isn't that they don't know, but that they know so much that ain't so." - Will Rogers
    "Truth isn't Truth" - Rudy Giuliani

  2. #2
    Supporting Member spot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Brigstow
    Posts
    35,895
    Local Date
    11-20-2019
    Local Time
    04:39 PM

    Re: Johnny Gimbal, Famed Swing fiddler dies at 88

    He was an engaging performer and I enjoyed his fluency. I've never seen the musical category of "Swing" quite so traduced, though. Swing, where I grew up, was Jazz, not C&W.
    Nullius in verba|||||||||||
    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    England's troubles will increase until the bishops open Joanna Southcott's box.
    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

  3. #3
    Proudly humble LarsMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    usually on the road to somewhere.
    Posts
    10,720
    Local Date
    11-20-2019
    Local Time
    09:39 AM

    Re: Johnny Gimbal, Famed Swing fiddler dies at 88

    We had swing, and we had Western Swing.

    Mr Gimble and Bob Wills were kings of the latter.
    "The trouble with people isn't that they don't know, but that they know so much that ain't so." - Will Rogers
    "Truth isn't Truth" - Rudy Giuliani

  4. #4
    Proudly humble LarsMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    usually on the road to somewhere.
    Posts
    10,720
    Local Date
    11-20-2019
    Local Time
    09:39 AM

    Re: Johnny Gimbal, Famed Swing fiddler dies at 88

    Johnny Gimble with George Jones, Take Me Back to Tulsa



    Asleep at the Wheel - Take me back to Tulsa.

    These guys are a modern group who have toured North America, celebrating Western Swing for a few decades.
    They put on a great show.

    "The trouble with people isn't that they don't know, but that they know so much that ain't so." - Will Rogers
    "Truth isn't Truth" - Rudy Giuliani

  5. #5
    Supporting Member spot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Brigstow
    Posts
    35,895
    Local Date
    11-20-2019
    Local Time
    04:39 PM

    Re: Johnny Gimbal, Famed Swing fiddler dies at 88

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    We had swing, and we had Western Swing.

    Mr Gimble and Bob Wills were kings of the latter.
    And I apologize. I'm more used to hearing Johnny Gimble on Garrison Keillor's radio program where I interpreted what I heard as C&W, but what I said was uninformed and impolite. I've been wandering around youtube, saw a half-hour documentary which focused far more on the late 30s to the early 50s and the Jazz Swing roots are clear back then. Johnny Gimble said at one point that Nashville was where the money came from, when it came at all. He also distinguished fiddle-driven Western Swing from the big brass and piano sounds elsewhere in Jazz. And being asked to play for Bob Wills, he said, was like being asked if he wanted to go to Heaven.

    If you want to see something in homage to Mr Wills, which I found quite impressive, there's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjn5Q52Y1Ck - they took the trouble to learn to play that, just to play it at that venue for those people because it would mean something.
    Nullius in verba|||||||||||
    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    England's troubles will increase until the bishops open Joanna Southcott's box.
    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

  6. #6
    Proudly humble LarsMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    usually on the road to somewhere.
    Posts
    10,720
    Local Date
    11-20-2019
    Local Time
    09:39 AM

    Re: Johnny Gimbal, Famed Swing fiddler dies at 88

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    And I apologize. I'm more used to hearing Johnny Gimble on Garrison Keillor's radio program where I interpreted what I heard as C&W, but what I said was uninformed and impolite. I've been wandering around youtube, saw a half-hour documentary which focused far more on the late 30s to the early 50s and the Jazz Swing roots are clear back then. Johnny Gimble said at one point that Nashville was where the money came from, when it came at all. He also distinguished fiddle-driven Western Swing from the big brass and piano sounds elsewhere in Jazz. And being asked to play for Bob Wills, he said, was like being asked if he wanted to go to Heaven.

    If you want to see something in homage to Mr Wills, which I found quite impressive, there's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjn5Q52Y1Ck - they took the trouble to learn to play that, just to play it at that venue for those people because it would mean something.
    I remember hearing about that. They made a lot of friends in Texas that night.
    "The trouble with people isn't that they don't know, but that they know so much that ain't so." - Will Rogers
    "Truth isn't Truth" - Rudy Giuliani

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    3
    Local Date
    11-20-2019
    Local Time
    08:39 AM

    Re: Johnny Gimbal, Famed Swing fiddler dies at 88

    Register to remove this ad.
    Nice music, I've never heard.

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts