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Burton, Barry “Byrd” (1946-10th March 2008)

He started his career when he was asked by Sam Philips to be a session musician at his studios in Memphis. He was an accomplished guitarist and dobroist and joined the band Amazing Rhythm Aces in the early ’70s after they’d asked him to join them on tour when he had played, engineered and produced their Stacked Deck album. He stayed with them until 1977 and was replaced by Duncan Cameron .

He moved to Nashville to be a session musician and a producer. He released a solo album called Byrd Brainz which included tracks written for Amazing Rhythm Aces and Jeff Davis played on bass.

He passed away suffering from leukaemia in 2008.

Amazing Rhythm Aces recordings
Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) (Noomi Neville )
ABC 12454, 45-00783 – M/S ( US promo 45)
Mystery Train (Sam Phillips /Herman Parker )
ABC 12078, 45-16733-S ( US promo 45)
Third Rate Romance (Howard Russell Smith )
ABC 12078, 45-16732-S ( US promo 45)
Two Can Do It Too (Howard Russell Smith )

Here he is in an acoustic performance of “Vincent”…