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Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Get Off Its The End Of The Line – Live At ACL

Remembering Johnny Gimble is an easy thing to do if you’re from the area known as Central Texas….especially if you happen to love what is call “Texas swing music” in the Hill Country where ImaSportsphile was spawned….cuz Johnny was without a doubt the best fiddler in those hills….plus, he was a genuinely nice guy….who always seemed to brighten the day after spending some time listening to him play his fiddle. 

Johnny Gimble played a lot throughout the Hill Country of Central Texas….with a whole lota different folks….so we thought we would remember some of his works in this post….such as his final album  Celebrating with Friends in 2010….which features duos with long-time collaborators Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Dale Watson and his son Dick and granddaughter Emily Gimble…..while being  produced by Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel fame….and how about the 2005 album A Case of the Gimbles….where Johnny plays with Dick and Emily, his son and grand daughter…..plus, there was Under the X in Texas in 1992…..which featured Gimble’s self-published classics featuring several self-compositions…..and in 1988 was Still Fiddlin’ Around ….which was Gimble’s LP featuring standards and self-compositions published by MCA Records….while Johnny did an instrumental gospel album in 1987 called Glorybound….in addition there was his Texas Fiddle Collection in 1981….as a Gimble’s double LP published by CMH Records…..as well as Johnny Gimble & the Texas Swing Pioneers in 1980….which was a double LP produced by CMH Records….plus. Johnny Gimble’s Texas Honky Tonk Hits….Johnny Gimble’s Texas Dance Party in 1976….which was his live album recorded at the Chaparral on August 29, 1975….and produced by Columbia Records….and in 1974, there was Fiddlin’ Around….so folks…from 1974 to 2010 as covered in this paragraph, that’s 36 years of something very special. 

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