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One night at the Opry, Hank said, "Minnie, there just ain't no light."
Hank was wrong!
If one has enough belief and faith there is a light.
It is the
Light and Love of God.

The BASS! 1961 Fender P-Bass


I came in to the possession of this bass in 1963 whilst I was working at the Keyhole Lounge in Hialeah, Fla. Hank Snow's bass player, Ralph Jernnigan, stopped in one night and he had his bass with him. He asked me if I would like to try it for a while. I said sure.

At the time I was playing a brand new, less than 2 weeks old Fender Jazz Bass, thru an Ampeg B-15 flip-top amp (I still have that amp by the way). I was smitten with how much better his bass sounded, so much more tone, body, depth, and punch. I said to him, "Hey, your bass has scratches, nicks, bumps, cigarette stains on it, how about I  trade you my BRAND NEW Fender Jazz bass, with out a flaw, for your 2-year old Fender P-Bass. He said OK! We made the trade and I've been playing it ever since.

Left to right: Bill Poe - Steel guitar, Paul Daniels - Lead guitar
Leon Douglas - Lead vocal, Roy Parker - Drummer
Jim "Bones" Becker - Bass, "Little" Willie Rainsford - Keyboard & vocal

 
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