Oct 29 2009
danke for your lines… hey always appreciate your stories and memories..
jimmy lived in my house for 14 days when we all were touring together
germany and england.. i still see him ride through town on my mothers bycycle, with his cane on his side, ( he had leg probs.) that time.. and his only german words were beer beer beer.. 3 words… and … wieniesssssssss..
if you llisten to the show… listen to the song my baby jill… he sings there and tells all about it… smile
We were just watching Easy Rider for the millionth time and it occurred to me that one of the first songs used on the soundtrack was an instrumental version of Ray Price’s “You Done Me Wrong”. The original session had Jimmy Day playing steel. 6/8 little number - just killed me when I was a kid. I thought, “How did he get THAT stuff??”
I was rehearsing a show for the Ian Tyson Show in Toronto, Canada in early 1971 just before I left for Marin County, CA w/New Riders. Willie was the main guest and he brought Day with him (a rarity at the time). I asked Jimmy to play something for the crew - he did, and just blew them away!
Two years later, he was in Northern California, hanging around my house - drunk, totally fucked up and broke, begging for drugs and money. He ended up back in Nashville, somehow got sober a few years later, along with Paycheck and Waylon (and Jones, too!). Then, to Texas as I recall…bc
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