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Jun 7, 2021 - 4:59:27 AM
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4 posts since 6/7/2021

Thanks for letting me join.

I have been doing research on Charlie Justice who played fiddle for George Jones back in the 60s. I have reached out to many folks including Sonny Curtis, but just can get a response from anyone.

I have a picture of me, as a child, with a guy playing fiddle in a Ft Worth honky tonk, back in 1968 or 69. My folks always told me it was George Jones' fiddle player, but they couldn't remember his name. I started looking and found that at that time the fiddle player was Charlie. I would love to find someone that knew Charlie and could tell me if this is in fact Charlie in the photograph, with me.

Thanks in advance for any help.


Jun 7, 2021 - 6:58:03 AM
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DougD

USA

10268 posts since 12/2/2007

I don't know if you can tell from this photo, but I found this album cover where he's behind George Jones: bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewto...6dc930196

Jun 7, 2021 - 7:41:27 AM
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Old Scratch

Canada

797 posts since 6/22/2016

I don't care who it is: that's a great photo!

Jun 7, 2021 - 11:58:04 AM

5370 posts since 9/26/2008

Looks to be the same person to me.

Jun 7, 2021 - 12:32:42 PM

12319 posts since 9/23/2009

Same nose, looks like. Anyway, yeah that's just a cool picture anyway.

Jun 8, 2021 - 4:14:31 AM

4 posts since 6/7/2021

quote:
Originally posted by DougD

I don't know if you can tell from this photo, but I found this album cover where he's behind George Jones: bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewto...6dc930196


Yup, I have seen this pic and I'm just not 100%.  I have spoke to someone from "Fiddler Magazine" and she believed the pics look alike and said she would check around her office with others, but I have not heard back from her.

Jun 8, 2021 - 4:16:27 AM

4 posts since 6/7/2021

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Originally posted by Old Scratch

I don't care who it is: that's a great photo!


Thanks for the kind words.  My Mom passed away last year.  I decided to pick up the fiddle, a few months ago and I was going through the pics I got from Mom's house and found this one.  I put the pic in my case for motivation, but it sure would be nice to know if it is really him.

Jun 9, 2021 - 4:26:51 AM

4 posts since 6/7/2021

Thanks for the comments.

The mystery has been solved. I had been reaching out (pestering) Sonny Curtis. Apparently, I was pestering the wrong Sonny Curtis. He directed me to the correct Sonny who passed away several years ago. The website was still active and I emailed them. I got a simple and bitter-sweet reply, "This is not Charlie Justice."

So, at least I know it is not Charlie. I would like to know who it is and why my parents believed he played fiddle for George Jones, but since they are both gone I don't think it will ever be solved.

Jun 9, 2021 - 4:29:09 AM

509 posts since 9/1/2010

It doesn't appear to be the same person to me. I tried looking at the facial features first, but the hairline was the deciding factor.
Anyhow, I do think that is a great picture!

Edited by - rosinhead on 06/09/2021 04:30:15

Jun 9, 2021 - 4:36:14 AM

12319 posts since 9/23/2009

Well that's sort of deflating. I hope you can figure out who it was. Could it be that G. Jones had players here and there that went on the road but just didn't get onto the gravy train, so to speak?

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