RIP Steel Guitar Great Ralph Mooney

03/23/2011
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(Gibson) Ralph Mooney, steel guitar pioneer and key figure in the Bakersfield sound has died. Mooney played with Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard and co-wrote the song "Crazy Arms," which went to #1 in 1956 for Ray Price.

According to the LA Times Mooney died at home in Kennedale, Texas, from cancer related complications.

He had recently played on Marty Stuart's 2010 Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions. more on this story

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