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Johnny Gimble

One of the most impressive fiddle players in country music's history, Johnny Gimble confounded most of his rivals by using a five-string fiddle. He gained most of his early success with Bob Wills' Texas Playboys, but Gimble has also recorded over ten albums of his own and picked up awards as Instrumentalist of the Year (CMA) and Best Fiddle Player (ACM).

John Paul Gimble was born on May 30, 1926, in Tyler, TX. At the age of 12, he played in a band with his four brothers, and in the early '30s formed the Rose City Swingsters with brothers Gene and Jerry. The band played on local radio, but Gimble soon moved to Louisiana to play with Jimmie Davis. In the late '40s he joined Wills, playing fiddle and electric mandolin with the Texas Playboys. From 1951-1953, Gimble led his own group, which played as house band at Wills' club. He then returned to the Playboys, but the decline of Western swing in the late '50s and early '60s forced him out of the business.

Gimble worked as a barber and a hospital worker during the '60s, but returned to record with Wills in 1969. The experience primed him for heavy session work during the early '70s, including Merle Haggard's 1970 Wills tribute album and Wills' final appearance on LP, For the Last Time (1974). That same year, he recorded the first of his many solo albums, Fiddlin' Around.

Gimble gained the first of his five Best Instrumentalist and eight Best Fiddle Player awards in the late '70s, and performed with Willie Nelson's touring band from 1979-1981. Gimble finally hit the charts in 1983 with his Texas swing group and the added attraction of Ray Price on vocals. The single "One Fiddle, Two Fiddle" was taken from the Clint Eastwood film Honkytonk Man, and it reached number 70. The B-side, Wills' famous standard "San Antonio Rose," also charted. The sideman credits also continued to add up, and in 1993, Gimble was nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Country Instrumental Performance category, for his work on Mark O'Connor's fiddler tribute album, Heroes. Also, Gimble is often seen playing on Austin City Limits and Garrison Keillor's TV programs. ~ John Bush, Rovi
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Johnny Gimble ranks right beside Chet Akins and Bill Monroe. He is THE GREAT FIDDLER of our time.
Johnny had a red-headed schoolmate (Sac) .....
getdenece
He was brought up on stage in Taos, NM one night and we loved every minute!!
Johnny Gimble use to come by my uncle Doyles barber shop in Arlington,Te x a s and play with him and a couple of other people at my uncles house. He by far the best i have heard.
Johnny Gimble is No. 1 as a person, and his style of playing any type of music he so chooses.
Johnny Gimble is about pure western swing heavy on the swing. Johnny is to the fiddle what Zoot Sims is to Tenor Sax-neither one "wastes" any notes. The only problem with somr of his recording is the need to play "commercial" in order to sell the records and TO PLEASE THE RECORD PRODUCER. Johnny plays the best sounding amoung greats like Cliff Bruner, JR Chatwell.No Bluegrass like suggested but mostly Bob Wills and Western Swing.Try listening to Stuff Smith or Ray Nance for pure Jazz on the Fidd
Z1 YUCK ON MUSIC STYLE! GOOD MUSICIAN THOUGH. GOOD ELECTRONIC MIX. THIS TYPE OF MUSIC WAS POPULAR IN 1800'S BEFORE RECORDING EXISTED. SEEMS LIKE A QUASI-BLUE-G R A S S IMPORT FROM NORTHERN EUROPE. I THINK SLAVE MASTERS WOULD PLAY THIS TYPE OF MUSIC FOR THEIR WIFE(S) DOWN SOUTH. IT SEEMS LIKE THE SOUND OF FALSE RICHES BASED ON EXPLOTATION AND LIES -- WHICH IS RIPE IN HISTORY OF TEXAS.
sassyjan
I LOVE fiddle music

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