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Jack talking about the above song "I Don't Need You Anymore"
"In 1948-49 I was stationed in Berlin Germany working on the Berlin Airlife. In my spare time I started to teach myself guitar by practice and watching other players. In 1957 or 58 I met Bill Hutson. We both loved Classic Country Music. We hit it off. Bill was a very intelligent man..yet a plain old country boy. He taught himself, like me, to play guitar, some banjo and especially the Steel Guitar. He later made a foot pedal steel guitar which he used on the recording. We formed bands a few times in Germany.He was an inventor and he and his son Robert invented a motor that he had a patent on .Bill was a good friend, a good man and a good soldier. He went to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He passed away from Agent Orange in 2010 where he served in Viet Nam. We made this record in 1964. Listen as he intros, turns it around and ends it and follows the entire song. Don't listen to me..listen to his self taught steel. He always called my wife Ursula " Uskie muski" I remember when he made Warrant Officer. I was the first one to salute him. He was supposed to give me a dollar. " You still owe me $1.00, Bill" Go rest high, friend" Jack Hall
In 2010 I told Jack the story of a dear friend and neighbor of ours for some 20 years, and about her Gibson Arch Top Guitar that her husband gave her in 1938. Jack took my story, his guitar, a duel cassette deck and wrote this beautiful song "The Lady With The Gibson Arch Top Guitar" Thanks Jack, I will always treasure this!!
We were all pretty proud of our group name "And Old Country Song" Jack sat down with his guitar and a cassette deck and wrote this very touching song, titled, well, "An Old Country Song"
We had a world of fun with our imaginary band. The AOCS Band! :)
During an AOCS discussion thread about drinking I talked about my 35 year battle/love affair with alcohol, and how I quit cold turkey with no professional help. Here's the song Jack wrote about it. He titled it simply "Bottles" Thanks Jack, you sure pegged it!
Our good friend Burley Morris in Louisiana wrote this one and sent a copy to Jack in Alabama for him to record. At the time Jack did everything on cassette tape. So he recorded Burley's song on cassette, then sent me a cassette in Florida. I converted it to a digital file, and well, here 'tiz!
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