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Re: Fans' Collectibles (Your Memorabilia) - Lots of Photos!

Post by Dee » Sat May 14, 2016 12:40 pm

Love your collection and how you displayed it, M. Giddings! Thanks so much for sharing with Glen Campbell Forums!

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Post by Cowpoke » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:22 am

That's great M. Giddings. I am glad you found our forum because we too love to talk about Glen all day! Wichita Lineman... without a doubt one of the best records ever made. The thing about the song that always strikes me... it's difficult to find a cover version by other artists that actually works. Jimmy Webb once remarked that if he had given that song to another singer it would not have surprised him if they would have given it back saying "sorry you got to work on this some more, i can't sing that!" :)
You're right, there is so much to discover about Glen, his discography (as Glen Campbell, as group member and as studio musician) is just endless. That's what also attracted me to him when I became a fan (about 10 years ago, I'm 44 now). And still I haven't figured out everything about him.
Anyway, thanks for your reply and we hope to see you posting here a lot! :)


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Post by M.Giddings » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:14 pm

Well Cowpoke I've always been a Classic Country fan and over the last 5-6 years I've really dug into Country musics roots for the longest time Johnny Cash was my favorite I read everything I could find about him, watched every video, movie & tv show episodes. I never thought anyone could ever top Johnny Cash as my favorite artist of all time but then I heard Wichita Lineman... Which in my opinion is the BEST song of ALL time!! I listen to that song pretty much everyday sometimes 2-3 times a day I just can't get enough of it! The next thing that really sparked my interest towards Glen was that he got diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. I have worked with Alzheimer's patients for 3 years and is something very dear to my heart So I began to listen to more & more songs, do more & more research I mean the list goes on & on I could honestly talk about Glen all day! but to wrap this up I can EASILY say Glen Campbell is by FAR my Favorite artist of all time! His Guitar playing is like no other, He was the 1st to be on the country & pop charts, he was a Beach Boy, part of "The Wrecking Crew", Played for Frank Sinatra... I mean the list goes on and on.. And to answer your other question The Album is "24 Country & Western Greats Vol.6" It has Galveston & Try A Little Kindess on it



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Post by Cowpoke » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:41 pm

Very cool M. Giddings. How does a guy who's 22 years old get to know about Glen Campbell?

And what's that Western Hits album below on the right if I may be so curious? :)


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Post by M.Giddings » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:26 am

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22 years old and this is my collection so far
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Post by Dee » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:43 pm

"Where's the Playground Suzie" on acetate recorded on April 2, 1969, from the collection of a fan in Denmark, our forum friend "Erik the Dane".
Thank you for sharing these photos of this historic record from your Glen Campbell / Jimmy Webb collection, Erik!

Note: Although an acetate looks like a vinyl record, it is actually a metal or aluminum plate covered in a layer of acetone. In a studio environment, acetates were used prior to finalizing a vinyl record for testing the quality of a tape-to-disc transfer by the sound engineer, for comparing different takes or mixes, or for providing early preview copies of new singles to radio station DJs. Acetates were also used for demo purposes for pitching songs.

Intended primarily for test purposes, acetates were almost never sold to the general public and are the rarest format of all. If the acetate was rejected because of poor quality or because the artist decided to use a different take of the song, then the acetate may be rare indeed particularly if it is the only one that survives post-production or if the artist rejected the cut altogether.

If you are lucky enough to find an acetate, it may sound great or it may be of poor quality if it has been played more than, say, 10 times in its lifetime. Audiophiles suggest playing it once in order to transfer it to another medium that is durable.

Acetates are still in use. Check out this independent film documentary, "The 78 Project", that screened at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival. http://the78project.com/the-78-project-movie/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Dee » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:52 am

Hi, Cowpoke, I looked up a few other ads and the font size of Jud's name as the opening act is the same or very similar.
There there is Lonnie Shorr who had what appeared to be equal billing.
Fred Smoot and Jenny Jones, not so much.
Note in the bottom photo: Carl Jackson's name was in small font. Perhaps at that time he was part of Glen's band?
:arrow: A very interesting find in this same photo: the guitar belt buckle Glen is wearing. I have never seen that belt buckle, have you?

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Post by Cowpoke » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:18 am

Very cool Dee. I notice again that Jud's name is printed in quite a large font for a support act. Was he that big at the time or did Glen allow him his place in the spotlights?


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Post by Dee » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:41 pm

We were recently posting about Jud Strunk's penned song, "My Country", performed by Glen at concerts in the seventies.
Found this advertisement postcard from 1974:

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Post by Dee » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:50 am

Here is a special collectible up for sale on the secondary market that I thought fans may like to see before it ends up in a private collection again: a golf flag from a Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, formerly known as the Bob Hope Desert Classic, year unknown (1993 or later). The Classic, held annually in Palm Springs, California, consistently attracted celebrities (many of whom were friends of Bob Hope's) who joined the pros on the course. Signatures by attendees on this 17" x 13" flag include baseball players, football players, a boxer (Oscar de la Hoya), actors, and singers including Glen Campbell! It is listed for just under $8,000.

The complete list of signers:

"Bob Hope", "Arnold Palmer", "Johnny Bench", "Glenn Frye", "Glen Campbell", "Jim Furyk", "Oscar de la Hoya", "Jerry Rice", "Chip Beck", "Alan Thicke", "Scott Hoch", "David Duvall", "Marcus Allen", "Emmitt Smith", "Tom Kite", "Samuel L. Jackson", "Andy Williams", "Fred Couples", "John Daly", "Greg Maddux", "Amy Grant", "Vince Gill", "Peter Jacobsen", "Lee Jansen", "Jasper Parnevik" and "Carol Alt".

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