James Calvin Wilsey - RIP

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  1. BadHat

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    I'm really sorry to hear this. I've never seen that clip before. Thanks for posting!
     
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    I knew him through some of the guitar discussion pages and have friends who knew him pretty well. I feel like I lost an extended family member.

    RIP James.
     
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    Any reference for this yet?

    dc
     
  6. BadHat

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    Penelope Houston posted this in the RIP thread on her Facebook page:

    he had been in poor health for a while and had a liver transplant five years ago. Things finally ran their course.

    Rowland Salley also posted about it on his FB page, I guess it's true.

    What a bummer. :cry:
     
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    RIP loved his playing.
     
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    RIP James, I didn’t know much about his work but the recordings with CI were pretty cool
     
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    i saw him with chris isaak many years ago at mabuhay gardens...really nice player
     
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    Another indicator that he is not as well known as he should be.
     
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    RIP James Wilsey. Hope you found your El Dorado.
     
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    Some sweet playing in this one:

     
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    Crushing news. So saddened to hear.
     
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    My band was traveling back from a gig that was 200 miles from home and we were listening to lots of CDs. Near the end of the trip I put on El Dorado and both the drummer and bass player asked who it was and where they could buy it.

    The guy had IT......
     
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    :(
     
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    Wow what a real bummer so sad
     
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    Well, this story just keeps getting *******r.

    Those first two or three Isaak albums with Wilsey and “El Dirado” are very high on my list of examples of fantastic accompaniment of simple, but effective tunes.

    R.I.P.
     
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    I've been looking for a follow up to El Dorado.
    Thanks Mr. Wilsey for that one & I hope your new journey is peaceful.
    King of Slow indeed! (damn drugs!)
     
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