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    Graham, Billy

    Bassist, fiddler and mandolin player whose early credits include “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)”, “Wabash Cannonball” and “You Can’t Make a Heel Toe the Mark” with Wanda Jackson in July 1966. 

     

    On 13th April 1970, he won Top Bass Player at the Academy of Country & Western Music Awards.  He went on to win the award again in 1971, 1975, 1976 and 1980.

     

    Recordings on which he is credited include:  Are You Ready for the Country by Waylon Jennings; Blue to This Day by Mickey Newbury; Country Keepsakes by Wanda Jackson; Diamond in the Rough by Jessi Coulter; The Forgotten Trail by Poco; The Glen Campbell Goodtime Album; Here & Now by David Wood; I Am So Sad & Weary:  Jimmie Rodgers Revisited; Jimmy Rabbit & Renegade; Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash by Michael Nesmith; and, Some Days You Eat the Bear and Some Days the Bear Eats You by Ian Matthews.

     

    Glen Campbell recordings

    Southern Nights (Allen Toussaint)

    Capitol 4376 S93475A

     

    Sources:

    1. http://countrydiscoghraphy2.blogspot.com/2013/04/wanda-jackson-part-1.html
    2. http://www.rolandnote.com/people/timeline/Bill+Graham+%28II%29
    3. http://users.ncable.net.au/~ronjeff/top40/c_m_a.htm
    4. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/billy-graham-mn0001621490

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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