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Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:56 pm

Sad news.He was to be inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.


http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1 ... e-82.jhtml

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Re: Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:51 pm

Goodbye, Jack.

I've just found an interesting interview with him from early last year. Dig the Elvis bit : "Everybody in town knew he was different".

http://www.memphisflyer.com/TheaterBlog ... ar-quartet

I've always liked the bit in the MDQ when Elvis sings "That's When Your Heartaches Begin", and during the spoken part he goes "Well you see, Jack, love is a thing...".

Oh, and norrie, don't pay no mind to those hall of fames. The list of country music greats who have never been inducted is really shameful. Likewise, Alfred Hitchcock never got the Best Director Oscar... Who cares ? Greatness is far beyond those things !!

Thanks a lot for your post, norrie.

Re: Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:50 am

Mister Moon wrote:Goodbye, Jack.

I've just found an interesting interview with him from early last year. Dig the Elvis bit : "Everybody in town knew he was different".

http://www.memphisflyer.com/TheaterBlog ... ar-quartet

I've always liked the bit in the MDQ when Elvis sings "That's When Your Heartaches Begin", and during the spoken part he goes "Well you see, Jack, love is a thing...".

Oh, and norrie, don't pay no mind to those hall of fames. The list of country music greats who have never been inducted is really shameful. Likewise, Alfred Hitchcock never got the Best Director Oscar... Who cares ? Greatness is far beyond those things !!

Thanks a lot for your post, norrie.


Although Clement was the engineer that day, Elvis is not referring to him. It's just an expression, like saying "buddy," or "pal."

How many are left from that fabled Tuesday afternoon, December 4, 1956? Not a whole lot now.

Musicians
Clayton Perkins : Bass
Jay Perkins : Guitar
Carl Perkins : Lead guitar / Backing vocals (Lead on "Keeper Of The Key")
W.S "Fluke" Holland : Drums
Charlie Underwood : Guitar
Jerry Lee Lewis : Piano / Backing vocals (Co-lead on "When God Dips His Love In My Heart," "Just A Little Talk With Jesus," "Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley," "I Shall Not Be Moved," "Down By The Riverside")
Elvis Presley : Guitar / Lead vocals
Smokey Joe Baugh : Backing vocals

Staff/Guests
Sam Phillips : Producer / Engineer
Jack Clement : Engineer
Sally Wilbourn : Assistant (may be gal who requests "Farther Along")
Jerry and Knox Phillips : Sam's children
Cliff Gleaves : Presley friend
Marilyn Evans : Presley girlfriend
Johnny Cash : Sun artist, stopping by for photos
Vivian Cash: Johnny's spouse, who picks up Johnny to go Christmas shopping
Bob Johnson : Memphis Press-Scimitar reporter
Leo Soroca : UPI reporter
George Pierce : Memphis Press-Scimitar photographer

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I love Clement's classic song "Guess Things Happen That Way."

Jack sang beautifully at a January tribute to him in Nashville:
http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1701168/cowboy-jack-clement-honored-by-stars-at-benefit-concert.jhtml

Clement had a great career, may he R.I.P.

Jack Clement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Clement
Last edited by drjohncarpenter on Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:25 am, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:57 am

RIP Jack

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Re: Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:31 am

So, I guess that's why I heard him on channel 19 tonight. They didn't say he died. Not while I was listening. It feels strange, because I was just hearing him.

RIP.

rjm

Re: Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:58 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:Goodbye, Jack.

I've just found an interesting interview with him from early last year. Dig the Elvis bit : "Everybody in town knew he was different".

http://www.memphisflyer.com/TheaterBlog ... ar-quartet

I've always liked the bit in the MDQ when Elvis sings "That's When Your Heartaches Begin", and during the spoken part he goes "Well you see, Jack, love is a thing...".

Oh, and norrie, don't pay no mind to those hall of fames. The list of country music greats who have never been inducted is really shameful. Likewise, Alfred Hitchcock never got the Best Director Oscar... Who cares ? Greatness is far beyond those things !!

Thanks a lot for your post, norrie.


Although Clement was the engineer that day, Elvis is not referring to him. It's just an expression, like saying "buddy," or "pal."



Thanks for the remark, Doc. You mean as in "take me right back to the track, jack !!", by Louis Jordan...

Well, there's a very slight possibility that he could be referring to Jack.

Re: Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:21 am

RIP Jack.

Re: Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:30 am

RIP Jack. Say hi to Elvis for us.

Re: Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:00 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:Goodbye, Jack.

I've just found an interesting interview with him from early last year. Dig the Elvis bit : "Everybody in town knew he was different".

http://www.memphisflyer.com/TheaterBlog ... ar-quartet

I've always liked the bit in the MDQ when Elvis sings "That's When Your Heartaches Begin", and during the spoken part he goes "Well you see, Jack, love is a thing...".

Oh, and norrie, don't pay no mind to those hall of fames. The list of country music greats who have never been inducted is really shameful. Likewise, Alfred Hitchcock never got the Best Director Oscar... Who cares ? Greatness is far beyond those things !!

Thanks a lot for your post, norrie.


Although Clement was the engineer that day, Elvis is not referring to him. It's just an expression, like saying "buddy," or "pal."

How many are left from that fabled Tuesday afternoon, December 4, 1956? Not a whole lot now.

Musicians
Clayton Perkins : Bass
Jay Perkins : Guitar
Carl Perkins : Lead guitar / Backing vocals (Lead on "Keeper Of The Key")
W.S "Fluke" Holland : Drums
Charlie Underwood : Guitar
Jerry Lee Lewis : Piano / Backing vocals (Co-lead on "When God Dips His Love In My Heart," "Just A Little Talk With Jesus," "Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley," "I Shall Not Be Moved," "Down By The Riverside")
Elvis Presley : Guitar / Lead vocals
Smokey Joe Baugh : Backing vocals

Staff/Guests
Sam Phillips : Producer / Engineer
Jack Clement : Engineer
Sally Wilbourn : Assistant (may be gal who requests "Farther Along")
Jerry and Knox Phillips : Sam's children
Cliff Gleaves : Presley friend
Marilyn Evans : Presley girlfriend
Johnny Cash : Sun artist, stopping by for photos
Vivian Cash: Johnny's spouse, who picks up Johnny to go Christmas shopping
Bob Johnson : Memphis Press-Scimitar reporter
Leo Soroca : UPI reporter
George Pierce : Memphis Press-Scimitar photographer

---

I love Clement's classic song "Guess Things Happen That Way."

Jack sang beautifully at a January tribute to him in Nashville:
http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1701168/cowboy-jack-clement-honored-by-stars-at-benefit-concert.jhtml

Clement had a great career, may he R.I.P.

Jack Clement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Clement


You forgot George Klein. On his Sirius radio show a little while back, he claimed he was with Elvis!

Re: Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:04 am

eligain wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Although Clement was the engineer that day, Elvis is not referring to him. It's just an expression, like saying "buddy," or "pal."

How many are left from that fabled Tuesday afternoon, December 4, 1956? Not a whole lot now.

Musicians
Clayton Perkins : Bass
Jay Perkins : Guitar
Carl Perkins : Lead guitar / Backing vocals (Lead on "Keeper Of The Key")
W.S "Fluke" Holland : Drums
Charlie Underwood : Guitar
Jerry Lee Lewis : Piano / Backing vocals (Co-lead on "When God Dips His Love In My Heart," "Just A Little Talk With Jesus," "Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley," "I Shall Not Be Moved," "Down By The Riverside")
Elvis Presley : Guitar / Lead vocals
Smokey Joe Baugh : Backing vocals

Staff/Guests
Sam Phillips : Producer / Engineer
Jack Clement : Engineer
Sally Wilbourn : Assistant (may be gal who requests "Farther Along")
Jerry and Knox Phillips : Sam's children
Cliff Gleaves : Presley friend
Marilyn Evans : Presley girlfriend
Johnny Cash : Sun artist, stopping by for photos
Vivian Cash: Johnny's spouse, who picks up Johnny to go Christmas shopping
Bob Johnson : Memphis Press-Scimitar reporter
Leo Soroca : UPI reporter
George Pierce : Memphis Press-Scimitar photographer

---

I love Clement's classic song "Guess Things Happen That Way."

Jack sang beautifully at a January tribute to him in Nashville:
http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1701168/cowboy-jack-clement-honored-by-stars-at-benefit-concert.jhtml

Clement had a great career, may he R.I.P.

Jack Clement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Clement


You forgot George Klein. On his Sirius radio show a little while back, he claimed he was with Elvis!


I did not forget Klein. All evidence indicates he was not there on December 4, 1956!

Re: Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:44 pm

Oh noooooo... I absolutely missed these sad news. :cry:

May you rest in peace, Jack.

Here's one song he recorded at SUN:

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Re: Cowboy Jack Clement passes away.

Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:36 pm

Thanks, luckyjackson1. He also did two more singles for Sam Phillips, one of them under the subsidiary Phillips International label.

But "It'll Be Me" has to be the most well-known composition to come from Jack Clement's pen, at least to rock and roll fans.

In 1957, it was the B-side of Jerry Lee Lewis' "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On". This was Lewis' second Sun single, and a huge smash hit, of course. Jerry even recorded another, slower, version of "It'll Be Me", which was used for his first Sun LP.

Although it's known that Clement once recorded a demo of the song at Sun, it has never surfaced.

However, by searching YouTube, I've found him playing (t)his song.

The first clip comes from a concert in The Netherlands, in 2007.

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The second clip was taped in 2010, in Nashville.

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