February 1, 1938 – November 1, 2008 Of Cheyenne heritage. His trademark line was "Hi Boys and Girls, I'm Jimmy Carl Black, and I'm the Indian of the group." The line can be heard several times on the Mothers of Invention album We're Only in It for the Money (for example, on the tracks "Are You Hung Up?" and "Concentration Moon"). He has been credited on some Mothers albums as playing "drums, vocals, and poverty". He appeared in the movie directed by Frank Zappa, 200 Motels, and sings the song "Lonesome Cowboy Burt". In the seventies he toured with Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band. Read more here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carl_Black
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1934-1999 As said, the best way to understand the impact of Jimmy Day is to look at his résumé, so here it is (no, we're not making this up): Webb Pierce, Red Sovine, Hank Williams, Jim Reeves, Lefty Frizzell, Elvis Presley, Ray Price, Ernest Tubb, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Ferlin Husky, George Jones, Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth, Sammi Smith, Leon Russell, Commander Cody, Clay Blaker, Alvin Crow, Don Walser, Skeeter Davis. Read the whole story here by Lee Nichols: elvispelvis.com/jimmyday.htm
July 23, 1946 – April 29, 1997 He's a bone fide Texas music legend known for his bottom end work first with the Fabulous Thunderbirds then with Texas Cajun trio, the Tailgators. He played with Jimmie Vaughan in Storm and later with Stevie Ray Vaughan in the Nightcrawlers. He was offered the bass spot in ZZ Top by Billy Gibbons.
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Formed Uncle Walt's Band. Both gone way too early. Uncle Walt's Band was there at the beginning of the Austin music scene, and they were in the thick of things early on. A Townsend Miller column dated November 17, 1973 notes: www.larrymonroe.com/writings/writings02.html
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