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Beverly Hillbillies Tab?

Anybody know where I might find it? Not the theme song. I'm talking about those guitar licks (very gretsch sounding stuff) you hear when Elly May walks down the stairs or when Drysdale is coming up the driveway or the thing whenever the Clampetts go to the bank. This is some great stuff!

Kevin
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Re: Beverly Hillbillies Tab?

1/31/2004 5:49 PM

Audie Nugent (13) wrote:

hey Kevin, Its good to hear someone actually heard those awesome riffs besides me. Its funny, years ago(about 15 years) when we would have parties at my friends house he would have me play
the "Ely Mae walking down te stairs riff".
( I had a Gibson Es-175 at the time - sold it, stupid me)
Anyway, we would have everyone close there eyes and imagine Ely May walking down the stairs while i played it. They would get such a kick from it (especially the ladies - I picked up more than one date playing guitar.) I'll tab it out for you when I can figure out how to use this software in Wholenote.com.
If you don't already have, you need to purchase
"Mickey Baker Jazz Book" When you are going through the lessons, you will hear chords simular to the ones the guitar player was using (whom ever that was playing them - i think chet atkins done some of it ( Maybe hank garland )
I was looking for whom it was when i ran across your - looks like you and i are on the same wavelength. i'll keep in touch.
By the way the " Mickey Baker Jazz book" He wrote it about 40 or 50 years ago. It still the best one out there.

Audie Nugent




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Re: Beverly Hillbillies Tab?

2/10/2004 8:22 AM

Kevin Bowling (5230) wrote:

Hi all. Thought I'd update. Audie Nugent sent me an e-mail on the subject and I'm gonna paste it here:

Hey Kevin,
Haven't had the time to play in the last few days,
but I did run across more information on the music behind the Beverly
Hillbillies tv show.
Seems as though it was performed by Howard Roberts.
You have to remember there were only a handful of guitarist back then
that could play that type of Stuff and able to Read Music.
The Actual music was being written be A Hollywood song writer and then
Howard would have to read the music and improvise over it.
Flat and Scruggs were hired to do the music but couln't read the
standard notation so had to hire Howard Roberts.
It also went on to say the beginning Theme was also performed by
Roberts. He retuned the Banjo to guitar tunings. Lester Flatt later
learned
How to play it.
To mention again there were only a handful of guitarist with that talent
back then: Howard Roberts, Glen Campbell, and Tommy Tedesco handled the
West Coast Recordings : Hank Garland, Chet, And Grady Martin handled
the Nashville area.

Later,
Audie
END OF QUOTE

I did a little research myself and came up with some info on Mr. Roberts. Among some of the many tv shows he performed on were Batman and The Twilight Zone (Both some cool themes). Not to mention a whole slew of others and a boatload of movies as well. I never saw any listing of him playing for "The Hillbillies" but I heard some sound clips and this could very well be him.
No, I don't think it could possibly be Hank Garland. According to the info I found, he was in a car accident and lost a lot of motor skills in 1961. Had to relearn guitar from scratch. Never returned to studio work. The Hillbillies didn't go on the air until 1962.
That's all I know, or don't know, for now. When I find out anything else, I'll let you in on it too.
Thanks Audie,
Kevin



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8/7/2005 3:35 AM

Dan Gable (1603) wrote:

Kevin,
What I do know hearing it from a reliable source is the statement below is only partially true.

(((((The Actual music was being written be A Hollywood song writer and then
Howard would have to read the music and improvise over it.
Flat and Scruggs were hired to do the music but couln't read the
standard notation so had to hire Howard Roberts.)))))
There was more than a few that played on the hillbillies. Howard was not the only one who could read standard notation. There was no such thing as flat and scruggs in the biz. recording was too expensive.

(((((To mention again there were only a handful of guitarist with that talent
back then: Howard Roberts, Glen Campbell, and Tommy Tedesco handled the
West Coast Recordings : Hank Garland, Chet, And Grady Martin handledthe Nashville area.)))))

The west coast was handled by Tommy Tedesco,Howard Roberts,Ralph Grasso, Glen Cambell was good but was not at the level of the 1st call studio guitarist I mentioned. That is why he was given a Star label and became famous.
Alot of the motion pictures guitar out of hollywood were a combination of Howard,Tommy,Ralph. Often playing together.
I will know more when Ralph replies o my message.

Take care,
Dan

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies Tab? (ATT: Dan Gable)

7/10/2005 9:56 AM

Kevin Bowling (5230) wrote:

Hi all. I just wanted to bring this back up in case anybody can add to it. Also wanted to mention that Cracker Barrell sells several seasons of The Hillbillies' escapades on DVD. For some reason they took out the thee music and replaced it with something else. How about it Dan, you out there? Maybe you couls ask Mr. Grasso if he knows anything about these riffs I was referring to. Maybe it was him. All of this "incidental" music is intact on the dvd's.

Kevin



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Re: Beverly Hillbillies Tab? (ATT: Dan Gable)

7/23/2005 1:44 AM

Dan Gable (1603) wrote:

Kevin,
Sorry for the late responce. Have not been on my computer for awhile. I will ask Ralph next time I see him.
Take care,
Dan



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Re: Beverly Hillbillies Tab? (ATT: Dan Gable)

7/23/2005 2:22 AM

Dan Gable (1603) wrote:

Kevin,
I have a question for you. Which orchestra
had the contract to do all the music on the Hillbillies? I will ask Ralph that question also.

Dan



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Re: Beverly Hillbillies Tab? (ATT: Dan Gable)

8/7/2005 3:14 AM

Dan Gable (1603) wrote:

Kevin,
Ralph has been hard to get ahold of lately because I have taken a short break from my lessons. I did send him a e-mail with this thread attached. So I should hear back from him in the next few days.

Dan



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Re: Beverly Hillbillies Tab? (ATT: Dan Gable)

8/26/2005 9:37 PM

Dan Gable (1603) wrote:

Kevin,
I talked to Ralph and he was not involved with the recordings of the Beverly Hillbillies.
At the time he was working on
"Bonanza", "I Dream of Jeanie", and a few others.
He did not mention it but I thought Howard Roberts was one of the guitarists on the Hillbillies.
hope that helped.

Dan


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Re: Beverly Hillbillies Tab?

7/29/2005 4:30 AM

Derek Mccaughey (657) wrote:

as unlikely as it will look when you follow the link, you'll find the tab for beverley hillbillys on this site

http://www.guitaretab.com/

Look under TV themes, I got the tab for Hawaii 5-0 and the The Munsters here



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Re: Beverly Hillbillies Tab?

7/29/2005 6:28 AM

Kevin Bowling (5230) wrote:

Read back a ways. I'm not looking for the theme. Thanks anyhow.

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