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Jimmy Dobro

Jimmy Dobro was one of the aliases utilized by rock and roll guitar pioneer, Adam Burton, most widely known for his using Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley and Gram Parsons. Throughout a uncommon break from sideman function, Burton released an individual, “Swamp Surfer” b/w “Everybody Listens TOWARDS THE Dobro”, as Jimmy Dobro, in 1963. Though it vanished almost when it had been released, it proclaimed a part of the career of 1 of rock’s great instrumentalists. A indigenous of Minden, Lousiana, who was raised in the bigger town of Shreveport, Burton was still an adolescent when he started amazing listeners along with his single-note melodies. A back-up musician for the Louisiana Hayride, he performed electric guitar on Dale Hawkins’ swamp-rock traditional, “Suzie Q”. After briefly using Bob Luman, he shifted to southern California, where he quickly installed with Nelson, with whom he proved helpful until 1969. Assembling a music group for Elvis Presley in 1969, Burton caused Presley until 1977. At exactly the same time, he joined up with Gram Parsons’ music group, in the early-1970s, and continuing to utilize Parsons’ partner/vocalist Emmylou Harris and her Popular Music group, after Parsons’s loss of life in 1973. An extremely demanded session participant, Burton has made an appearance on albums by such performers as Randy Newman, Buffalo Springfield, Hoyt Axton and Judy Collins.

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