Kenny Lovelace



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Postby Meatman » Sat May 07, 2011 5:50 am

How long exactly has he been Jerry's bandleader? He's a good guitar and fiddle player but not great from what I've heard, is it just Jerry feels comfortable with him on and off stage? Has there ever been a good interview with Kenny about playing with Jerry Lee...about doing all shows on the fly with no set lists and having to give the band cues and figuring out keys and whatnot. I've seen videos with him playing Gibson guitars and Fender guitars. Does one or the other suit Jerry's shows best?
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Re: Kenneth Lovelace

Postby Piet » Sat May 07, 2011 8:09 am

Meatman wrote:How long exactly has he been Jerry's bandleader?

He started in 1967.
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Re: Kenneth Lovelace

Postby Tony Papard » Sat May 07, 2011 10:42 am

It's a great shame he's not allowed, by Jerry apparently, to play fiddle now, as that was always the great thing about Kenny, switching between guitar and fiddle according to which song Jerry was playing. Of course with so little Country in his stage show nowadays, there wouldn't be much call for fiddle, but fans miss it.

I think Kenny is good on both fiddle and guitar, though think his fiddle playing has the edge. His ability to stick with Jerry, not the easiest person to work with, all these years has to be commended.

I hope he's fully recovered from the serious recurring skin complaint he had. Would be lovely to hear his fiddle again on shows, but even in the LMS Live DVD this didn't happen, though there were plenty of opportunities there for it.
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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby bailbath » Sat May 07, 2011 12:30 pm

I have merged the two topics from 'Jerry Lee Lewis' section and 'other artist' section and placed the subject in it's correct place.
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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby Rocky » Sun May 08, 2011 1:21 pm

Well, we all have different taste in music. I, for one, am glad the fiddle is gone. I never liked a fiddle in anyone's music. Do like violins though, as in Fats Domino material. Kenny's fiddle playing never impressed me too much.
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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby bailbath » Sun May 08, 2011 2:10 pm

Kenny's fiddle was just first class. I miss it but it's Jerry's music and it's up to him.
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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby Andrew McRae » Thu May 12, 2011 7:49 am

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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby chris morris » Fri May 13, 2011 8:30 am

I couldn't agree more with Andrew's comments. I feel Kenny's fiddle playing has been criminally under-rated over the years, even by many longtime fans of Jerry. I also agree with Tony's comment that it would be great to hear Kenny on fiddle on live shows again but that this is very unlikely. Even the much mooted forthcoming live album appears to preclude any possibility of Jerry deviating from his recent type of set. It's a great pity that the "Old Time Religion" CD didn't get much publicity outside the specialist music press as good sales might have prompted someone, somewhere to consider a new live session featuring less familiar material using Kenny on fiddle.

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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby Perk » Fri May 13, 2011 7:27 pm

Thanks Andrew for your well written & inspirational posts. I listened to "Another Handshaking Goodbye" again. I couldn´t understand your point with the fiddle. But i did notice that short but wild piano break the song has. Great song actually!

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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby Andrew McRae » Sat May 14, 2011 6:51 am

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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby Perk » Mon May 16, 2011 5:14 pm

Sorry Andrew, i can´t get this, and the fiddle. I been listening over and over but the only thing i hear is "i laughed a lot ...with Mary ann". I´m simply too stupid i guess :)

Next time i come over to England i hope we´ll have a beer and talk this over : )
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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby Andrew McRae » Mon May 16, 2011 5:20 pm

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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby Perk » Mon May 16, 2011 6:00 pm

Ok now i finally understood what you meant Andrew. The fiddle in that part are so weak that i can barely hear it, it´s so far in the background. Do you have an exceptional good vinyl perhaps?

I´m no fiddle expert so can´t tell. But i´m sure your right. I don´t doubt Andrew since that LP cover with the cigar in the door :)

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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby Ulli » Mon May 16, 2011 9:47 pm

Perk wrote:Ok now i finally understood what you meant Andrew. The fiddle in that part are so weak that i can barely hear it, it´s so far in the background. Do you have an exceptional good vinyl perhaps?

I´m no fiddle expert so can´t tell. But i´m sure your right. I don´t doubt Andrew since that LP cover with the cigar in the door :)

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But: I recognized what he said about Kennys 'laughter' and Jerrys 'telephone' -for me it's clearly to hear.
I miss Kennys fiddle, too, as I miss Over the rainbow, where it really belonged.
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Re: Kenny Lovelace

Postby paperboy » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:22 am

SoundStage Cloggers (American Racket) dance to "Orange Blossom Special" featuring Kenny
at "Stand Up and Cheer", National Homebuilders Convention, Orlando, 2007


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The Marty Stuart Show
Episode 67 airing April 16, 2011
Guests: James Burton, W. S. "Fluke" Holland, Kenny Lovelace, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, and The Fabulous Superlatives
http://www.martystuart.com/mss-4-16-11.htm

Pictured (L-R): Johnny Rivers, Paul Leim, Ed King, James Burton, Norbert Putnam, Kenny Lovelace, David Briggs, Wayne Moss, Dan Penn, Chip Young and program host Bill Lloyd. Photo: Donn Jones
http://www.musicrow.com/2011/08/photo-spread-james-burton-pete-huttlinger-pickin-on-the-patio/

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