Roy Clark

Broadway Theatre (Pitman, NJ)

Dec 18, 1982 - Early

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  1. 1 Introduction 02:09
  2. 2 I Wish I Had A Job To Shove 02:33
  3. 3 I'll Be There If You Ever Want Me 02:25
  4. 4 Band Introduction 00:38
  5. 5 Around the Clock Loving 03:40
  6. 6 Interlude 00:53
  7. 7 Foggy Mountain Breakdown 01:50
  8. 8 You May See Me Walkin' 02:26
  9. 9 Allegro Vivace - William Tell Overture (Theme From The Lone … 03:30
  10. 10 Tennessee Saturday Night 02:24
  11. 11 Uncle Pen 02:07
  12. 12 Love Takes Two 03:33
  13. 13 Interlude 00:38
  14. 14 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky 02:08
  15. 15 Interlude 00:51
  16. 16 Here We Go Again 03:30
  17. 17 Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes 04:41
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Roy Clark - lead vocals, guitars, mandolin, banjo
Mary Beth Anderson - vocals
Sherri Baker - vocals
Carolyn Anderson - vocals
Rodney Lay - bass
Terrell Glaze - drums
Vernon Sandusky - guitar
Jimmy Henley - banjo, guitar
James Henley - rhythm guitar
Troy Klontz - steel guitar
John French - piano
Shelby Eicher - fiddle
Kenny Putnam - fiddle

Best known as one of the co-hosts of the country music comedy television show Hee Haw (which ran for a remarkable 20 years on network and syndicated TV), Roy Clark is actually one of the best guitar pickers in the history of popular country music. He was one of the few true country acts to have a pop crossover hit -"Yesterday When I Young" - while having nearly a dozen hits exclusively on the country charts since the late 1960s.

The early show opens with a monologue and a joke from one of his band members that we could have all done without, but Clark quickly redeems himself with the comical "I Wish I Had A Job To Shove," a take off on the Johnny Paycheck song from 1973. Clark takes a break while his three female back-up singers, known collectively as Fancy, take over. He returns on banjo with a smoking version of the Flatt and Scruggs bluegrass classic "Foggy Mountain Breakdown."

After a brief intermission, the second part of the show opens with "Tennessee Saturday Night." The rest of this show consists of country music covers, including a great version of "Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes." Clark spends a lot of time doing idle chatter from the stage, which is amusing, but most of us would probably prefer more of his outstanding guitar and banjo playing. Fortunately for fans, there's enough of that, too.