Steel guitariste Country US né Buddy Gene Emmons, le 27 janvier 1937 à Mishawaka (Indiana).

Buddy Emmons earned a place among Nashville's elite as one of the finest steel guitar players in the business. Born in Mishawaka, IN, he first fell in love with the instrument at age 11 when he received a six-string lap steel guitar as a gift. As a teen, he enrolled at the Hawaiian Conservatory of Music in South Bend, IN, and began playing professionally in Calumet City and Chicago at age 16. In 1956, Emmons went to Detroit to fill in for Walter Haynes during a performance with Little Jimmy Dickens; soon afterward he was invited to join Dickens' Country Boys. He appeared with them a few times on The Grand Ole Opry and recorded with them on a few singles, including "Buddy's Boogie" (1957). He also recorded a pair of solo singles for Columbia, "Cold Rolled Steel" (1956) and "Silver Bells" (1957).
In the late '50s, Emmons began playing occasionally with Ernest Tubb's band on Midnight Jamboree. In 1963, he began a five-year stint with Ray Price & the Cherokee Cowboys, and in 1965 teamed up with fellow steel player Shot Jackson to record the LP Steel Guitar & Dobro Sound. This led the two to create the Sho-Bud Company, which sold an innovative steel guitar that used push-rod pedals. In 1969, Emmons joined Roger Miller's Los Angeles-based band as a bass player. When not touring with Miller, he did session work for a variety of artists. He quit Miller's band in 1973 and signed a solo contract, releasing several albums in the late '70s.
After 1978, Emmons began playing for a number of small labels, where he and Ray Pennington occasionally collaborated with some of Nashville's finest sidemen as the Swing Shift Band. In 1993, Emmons began touring with the Everly Brothers. He continued to play in recording sessions throughout the '90s and into the new millennium, but was forced to stop playing around 2001 due to a repetitive motion injury. Emmons fully recovered but decided not to return to regular session work, preferring to record only with selected artists and to perform intermittently.

http://www.buddyemmons.com/

Talents : Steel Guitar, Singer, Composer, Lap Steel, Piano, Bass Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Instrumental Country

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CRAZY ARMS (1971) (Shot Jackson - Buddy Emmons)

BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN (1971) (Shot Jackson - Buddy Emmons)

STEEL GUITAR RAG (1975)

TUXEDO JUNCTION (1986)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1956 SP COLUMBIA 4-21551 (US) BUDDY EMMONS with The COUNTRY BOYS - Red Wing / Country Boy Bounce
11/1956 SP COLUMBIA 4-40796 (US) Flint Hill Special / Cold Rolled Steel
1956 SP COLUMBIA 4-40810 (US) BUDDY EMMONS with The COUNTRY BOYS - Buddies Boogie / Faisin The Dickens
1957 SP COLUMBIA 4-40922 (US) Silver Bells / Border Seranade
19?? SP COLUMBIA ? (US) BUDDY EMMONS with Casey CLARK - Chokin' The Reeds / ?
19?? SP COLUMBIA ? (US) BUDDY EMMONS with Shot JACKSON - Dobro Man / ?
04/1960 SP DECCA 9-31076 (US) Blue Wind / Four Wheel Drive
1975 SP EMMONS E-1001 (US) Witches Brew / Blue Jade
1985 SP STEP ONE SOR-339 (US) Big Beaver / B. Bowman Hop
04/1985 SP STEP ONE SOR-340 (US) Deep Water / Faded Love
08/1985 SP STEP ONE SOR-343 (US) Cincinnati Blues / Before You Turn Me Down
1985 SP STEP ONE SOR-345 (US)

Steppin’ Up / Pan Handle Rag

08/1986 SP STEP ONE SOR-362 (US) In The Mood / Good Ole Country Mood
1987 SP STEP ONE SOR-380 (US) The Christmas Song / Sleigh Ride
09/1988 SP STEP ONE SOR-392 (US) Turn Me Loose And Let Me Sing / ?
06/1989 SP STEP ONE SOR-403 (US) Blue Of A Kind / Fat Boy Rag
09/1989 SP STEP ONE SOR-409 (US) Caravan / Memory

Albums

1963 LP 12" MERCURY MG-20843 (mono) / SR-60843 (stereo) (US) STEEL GUITAR JAZZ - Bluemmons / Any Time / Where Or When / Indiana / Gravy Waltz / Oleo / The Preacher / Cherokee / Witchcraft / Gonna Build A Mountain / There Will Never Be Another You
1964 LP 12" CUMBERLAND MGC-29507 (mono) / SRC-69507 (stereo) (US) THE BEST OF WESTERN SWING - San Antonio Rose / It Makes No Difference Now / Red River Valley / South / Born To Lose / Worried Mind / If It’s Wrong To Love You / Columbus Stockade Blues / Down In The Valley / I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair
1965 LP 12" NASHVILLE NLP-2026 (US) STEEL GUITAR & DOBRO SOUND OF SHOT JACKSON AND BUDDY EMMONS - I'll Be All Smiles Tonite / Honky Tonk Angels / Waltz You Save For Me / Missouri Waltz / Hawaiian Honeymoon / Plantation Home / Moon Over Tahita / Hound Dog Blues / Riding The Rails / Singing String Of Steel / Fort Worth Drag / Gospel Medley / Smokey Mountain Rag / Aloha
1971 LP 12" K-ARK K-6028 (US) SHOT JACKSON - BUDDY EMMONS PICKS THE FAMOUS SHO-BUD GUITARS - Banks Of The Old Ponchartrain / Mansion On The Hill / No One Will Ever Know / Red Wing / Linda Lue / Maiden's Prayer / Footprings In The Snow / Crazy Arms / Together Again / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Hold It
1975 LP 12" EMMONS ELP-1001 (US) EMMONS GUITAR, INC - THE BLACK ALBUM - Witches Brew, / Raisin' The Dickens / Greensleeves / Highland Swing / Danny Boy / Bundle Of Rags / At E's / Blue Jade / Kicks To Boot / Night Life
1975 LP 12" FLYING FISH FF-007 (US) STEEL GUITAR - Indian Killed A Woodcock - Sugarfoot Rag / Medley : Wabash Cannonball - Boquet Of Roses - That's The Hawaiian In Me / Steel Guitar Rag... / Wild Mountain Thyme / Orange Blossom Special / Nothing Was Delivered / Rose In Spanish Harlem / Top Heavy / Cannon In D Major
1976 LP 12" FLYING FISH FF-017 (US) BUDDY EMMONS SINGS BOB WILLS - Deep In The Heart Of Texas / Bottle Baby Boogie / Boot Heel Drag / Deep Water / I Needed You / New Road Under My Wheels / Roley Poley / If No News Is Good News / Four, Five Times / Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star / Time Changes Everything / End Of The Line
1976 2 LP 12" FLYING FISH FF-039 (US) SWING AND OTHER THINGS - WE'RE STEEL SWINGIN' - Buddy EMMONS & Ray PENNINGTON with The SWING SHIFT BAND :
DISC 1 : Turn Me Loose And Let Me Swing / Caravan / Bonaparte'S Retreat / Perdido / Midnight Comes And Goes / Fat Boy Rag / Blue Of A Kind / Same Ole Me / Columbus Stockade Blues
DISC 2 : Blue Eyes / Loose Tights / Sugar Moon / You And Me / Texas With The X Removed / Take The A Train / My Weakness Is Too Strong / Midnight In Old Amarillo / I'm Getting Nowhere At Getting Over You / The Memory / Moonlight Serenade / The Good Ole Days Are Right Now
1977 LP 12" FLYING FISH FF-041 (US) BUDDIES - Buddy EMMONS & Buddy SPICHER - Autumn Fling / Little Darlin' / Uncle Pen / Magic Swing / Watch What Happens / Joy Spring / Broken Down In Tiny Pieces
1977 LP 12" MIDLAND ISGC l (US) BUDDY EMMONS - Raisin The Dickens (intro) / Mansion On The Hill / Preacher / Help Me Make It Thru The Night / Mardi Gras / Once Upon A Time In The West / Witches Brew / Here's That Rainy Day / West Coast Blues / Way To Survive / Great Stream / At E's
1977 LP 12" MIDLAND ISGC 2 (US)  EMMONS LIVE IN BOSTON - JULY 1977 - Blues In C / Blue Jade / Preacher / Lil' Darlin' / Broken Down In Tiny Pieces / Truck Drivin' Man / Danny Boy / Autumn Fling / Watch What Happens / Greensleeves / Kicks To Boot / King Of The Road / Raisin' The Dickens / Great Stream / Fast Blues In C (SS Cool)
1977 2 LP 12" MIDLAND ISGC l/2 (US) BUDDY EMMONS LIVE '77 - VOL. 1 & 2 :
DISC 1 : Raisin The Dickens (intro) / Mansion On The Hill / Preacher / Help Me Make It Thru The Night / Mardi Gras / Once Upon A Time In The West / Witches Brew / Here's That Rainy Day / West Coast Blues / Way To Survive / Great Stream / At E's
DISC 2 : Blues In C / Blue Jade / Preacher / Lil' Darlin' / Broken Down In Tiny Pieces / Truck Drivin' Man / Danny Boy / Autumn Fling / Watch What Happens / Greensleeves / Kicks To Boot / King Of The Road / Raisin' The Dickens / Great Stream / Fast Blues In C (SS Cool)
05/1979 LP 12" FLYING FISH FF-088 (US) MINORS ALOUD - Buddy EMMONS & Lenny BREAU - Minors Aloud / Compared To What / Killer Joe / Long Way To Go / Secret Love / Scrapple From The Apple / On A Bach Bouree
1979 LP 12" FLYING FISH FF-097 (US) LIVE FROM AUSTIN CITY LIMITS - Buddy EMMONS with NASHVILLE SUPERPICKERS - Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Fiddlin' Around / Canadian Sunset / Wabash Cannonball / Killer Joe / Masnion On The Hill / Long Tall Texan / New Road Under My Wheels / Sweet Dreams / Shadow Of Your Smile / What A Friend We Have In Jesus / Orange Blossom Special
1982 LP 12" EMMONS EQ-782 (US) ONE FOR THE ROAD - Linus And Lucy Medley / Bitter They Are / Plus Nine (Minus Three) / Take Me Out To The Ballgame / Every Time You Touch Me / Blues At The Factory / Aura Lee / Oleo
1984 LP 12" STEP ONE SOR-0003 (US) SWINGIN' FROM THE 40'S THRU THE 80'S - Buddy EMMONS & Ray PENNINGTON - Steel Guitar Rag / Hang Your Head In Shame / San Antonio Rose / Right Or Wrong / It Makes No Difference Now / Pan Handle Rag / Heart To Heart Talk / Steppin' Up / Walking On New Grass / There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder / Oklahoma Stomp / Time Changes Everything / Faded Love / B. Bowman Hop / Nothing's Changed, Nothing's New / Bubbles In My Beer / Maiden's Prayer / Big Beaver / Deep Water / Before You Turn Me Down / Five Fingers / Cincinnati Blues
1986 LP 12" STEP ONE SOR-0015 (US) IN THE MOOD FOR SWINGING WITH BUDDY EMMONS & RAY PENNINGTON - Buddy EMMONS & Ray PENNINGTON with The SWING SHIFT BAND - In The Mood / Careless Hands / Country Club / The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget / Don't Worry I'm Not Staying Very Long / Tuxedo Junction / Good Ole Country Mood / A String Of Pearls / My Kind Of Girl / Curtain Call / When You've Seen One Broken Heart (You've Seen Them All) / Undecided / Home In San Antone
1987 LP 12" STEP ONE SOR-0022 (US) DEAR LORD - Buddy EMMONS & Ray PENNINGTON with The SWING SHIFT BAND - I've Changed (Since I've Been Unchained) / Love He Has For Me / Redeemed Of The Ages Will Sing / Turn On Your Light And Let It Shine / What Did The Carpenter Build / Nothing Can Stand In My Way / Dear Lord / I Can't Get Up By Myself / You Saved Me From Me / God Will Bless You By And By / Something Good Was Going On In Galilee / One Splendid Day / My Home That Lies Beyond Jordan / Over There
11/1987 LP 12" STEP ONE SOR-0024 (US) CHRISTMAS SOUNDS OF THE STEEL GUITAR - Sleigh Ride / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / White Christmas / Winter Wonderland / The Christmas Song / Silver Bells / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / O Holy Night / Blue Christmas / I'll Be Home For Christmas / Medley : God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
1988 LP 12" STEP ONE SOR-0039 (US) SWING AND OTHER THINGS - WE'RE STEEL SWINGIN' - Buddy EMMONS & Ray PENNINGTON with The SWING SHIFT BAND - (Turn Me Loose And) Let Me Swing / Caravan / Bonaparte's Retreat / Perdido / Midnight Comes And Goes / Fat Boy Rag / Blue Of A Kind / Same Ole Me / Columbus Stockade Blues / Blue Eyes / Loose Tights / Sugar Moon / You And Me / Texas With The X Removed / Take The A Train / My Weakness Is Too Strong / Midnight In Old Amarillo / I'm Getting Nowhere (At Getting Over You) / The Memory / Moonlight Serenade / The Good Ole Days Are Right Now
1990 LP 12" STEP ONE SOR-0060 (US) SWINGIN' OUR WAY - Buddy EMMONS & Ray PENNINGTON with The SWING SHIFT BAND - Just Swingin' / Opus One / I Love You So Much It Hurts / After You've Gone / Airmail Special / I'll Never Always Love You / Anytime / Born To Lose / Just A Way Of Life / It Only Happens (Every Now And Then) / (My Life's Like A) Dusty Road / One Minute With You / Sentimental Journey / Someone Out In Dallas (Has Your Number) / Careless Love / Triple Play / Moonglow / Peter Gunn / My Weakness Is To Strong / Woodchopper's Ball
1992 CD AMERICANA 8117 (US) BUDDY EMMONS LIVE - VOL. 1-2 - Intro-Raisin' The Dickens / Mansion On The Hill / Preacher / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Mardi Gras / Once Upon A Time In The West / Witches Brew / Here's That Rainy Day / West Coast Blues / Way To Survive / Great Stream / At E's
1992 CD STEP ONE SOR-0073 (US) SWINGIN' BY REQUEST - Buddy EMMONS & Ray PENNINGTON with The SWING SHIFT BAND - Broadway / Sunrise Serenade / Little Brown Jug / Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive / Fly Me To The Moon / Canadian Sunset / Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Li'l Liza Jane / Keeper Of My Heart / Roly Poly / Mama Was the Rose Of San Antone / Where I'm Concerned / You Pushed Me To The Limite / Our Yesterdays / Lily Dale / Rubber Dolly / I Built A Wall / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / Stompin' At The Savoy / April's Fool / On The Sunny Side Of The Street
10/1994 CD STEP ONE SOR-0086 (US) IT'S ALL IN THE SWING - Buddy EMMONS & Ray PENNINGTON with The SWING SHIFT BAND - Danny G / On The Street Where You Live / Satin Doll / Marie / Don't Be That Way / Out Of Nowhere / Blues 4 MTG / You Want What! ? / I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Deep Purple / I'm Truly Yours / Singer In The Band / Jersey Bounce / Dardanella / Dah Dot / Right Side Of Wrong / Moseying / Any Other Way / No Goodbyes
05/1997 CD RAZOR & TIE 82135-2 (US) AMAZING STEEL GUITAR - THE BUDDY EMMONS COLLECTION - Raisin' The Dickens (with The COUNTRY BOYS) / Country Boy Bounce (with The COUNTRY BOYS) / Silver Bell / Four Wheel Drive / Blue Wind / Bluemoons / Any Time / Where Or When / Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana) / Gravy Waltz / Oleo / The Preacher / Cherokee (Indian Love Song) / Witchcraft / Gonna Build A Mountain / There Will Never Be Another You
07/1997 CD STEP ONE SOR-0109 (US) GOIN' OUT SWINGIN' - Buddy EMMONS & Ray PENNINGTON with The SWING SHIFT BAND - Bogg's Boogie / Walking My Baby Back Home / S'wonderful / Up A Lazy River / Wills Point / Darktown Strutter's Ball / Shiny Stockings / The Next Best Thing / Drownin' My Troubles / The Day You Left Me / The Heart Of A Clown / Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon / Woman Go On Home / So Many Ways To Say Goodbye
2001 CD VIBRATO VIB-2004 (US) LIVE - Buddy EMMONS & Rob MULLINS TRIO - Intro  (Scott DEWITT) / Gonna Build A Mountain / Scrapple From The Apple / Blue Jade / The Preacher / Raisin' The Dickens / Danny Boy / Those Were The Days / Plus Nine / S.S. Cool / Q&A With Buddy
07/2013 CD Select-O-Hits / Starday 3017 (US) The Steel Guitar and Dobro Sounds Of SHOT JACKSON AND BUDDY EMMONS - I'll Be All Smiles Tonight / Honky Tonk Angels / Waltz Medley / Hawaiian Honeymoon / Plantation Home / Moon Over Tahiti / Hound Dog Blues / Riding The Rails / Singing Strings Of Steel / Fort Worth Drag / Gospel Medley / Smokey Mountain Rag / Aloha

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