Ralph Ezell
Date of birth: 30-12-1953
Date of death: 30-11-2007
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Ralph Ezell was the original bass player for country band Shenandoah. He was a caring and talented man. Leave your respects here

Ralph Ezell was the original bass player for country band Shenandoah. He was a caring and talented man. Leave your respects here

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    I am blown away. I moved back to Nebraska from Nashville in 2001 and tonight was searching on Facebook for old friends and searched for Ralph. He worked for me - just a little part time job to fill time and pick up some bucks that was flexible when he got session work or a gig. And my heart just broke when I saw that he passed. If anyone from his family sees this-I have some SUPER FUN photos of Ralph from some office parties we had. He was such a joy and so fun to know. Truly a loss to all.

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    i worked 6 shows with ralph pAlying for billy joe royal. my 1st show was also my 1st artist show, as you can imagine i was a wreck. before the show ralph could sense this. so 60seconds before show time i say' ralph, youve worked w the best i hope i dont screw you up.' he said; 'dont make me have to jump over them drums' in other words. chill jack. and it went fine. tyvm ralph. RIP

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    I didn't know about this until now while on YouTube and I'm very sorry to hear about this. What a great person he was as well as a great bass player. I met Ralph back in 1990 when my country band (Jodie Jay Band) opened up for Shenandoah here in Texas at a place in the country called Rowe Valley. I'm a bass player myself and I was really nervous on that gig just knowing that Ralph was there. I even got to play through his bass rig and that sent chills down my spine. After we played, Shenandoah played and what a great performance it was and all of their songs sounded great. After the show, we met Shenandoah and what an honor it was to meet such a great group of guys and very talented musicians they were. Several years later in 2003, my wife had a conference in Nashville and we went walking around Nashville and went to the Country Music Hall of Fame and there I saw Ralph working in the gift shop putting cd's on the shelf. I told my wife that I knew him, so she went up to him and told him that I knew him, so he came up to me and we shook hands and talked about the gig in Texas and of course, we also talked about bass gear. I then bought Shenandoah's greatest hits cd and Ralph signed it for me, so I was very thankful for that. Again, I'm so sorry to hear the news and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I'm honored to have met Ralph and he will truly be missed.

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    My mother was a great fan of Shenandoah and loved Ralph. She carried a picture of him in her locket around her neck. Ralph always had time to speak to my mom and I so appreciated that. My mom died in 2002 and was put to rest with that locket around her neck.

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    I went to high school w/ Ralph. He was one of the nicest guys around and he stayed that way. Kind, funny, and an all around good man. I wish his family well.

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    WHILE I DIDN'T KNOW HIM, I ENJOYED HIS PERFORMANCES ON STAGE.

    ALWAYS SMILING AND JOKING, MAKING EVERYONE FEEL GOOD.

    GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

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  • 5 years, 7 months
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    I knew Ralph in Jackson, Ms. when he played with a group called Sassy Jones. This was known as the absolute best and tightest group in the area. I moved to Dallas and was back a few years later for a visit. I ran into Ralph and he told me he was headed to Nashville. I said Ralph, don't do it, you have a steady paying gig here and musicians are a dime a dozen. A year or 2 later I had turned on the TV and was watching the Ralph Emory show. He announced a new group with a new hit single. The band started playing the song "2 Dozen Roses" and as the camera panned I saw Ralph playing bass with this new group called Shenandoah! I'm glad he didn't listen to my advice! I will always remember him as a great musician with a passion for music, not to mention just a wonderful person who was a friend to everyone. What a great gift to the music industry he gave.

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    Drenna:

    I did not know till I saw an article about Darryl Worley that Ralph had died..my goodness..what a talented artist..loved and miss Shenandoah music..

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