Pete Drake

Roddis Franklin Drake (October 8, 1932 – July 29, 1988) professionally known as Pete Drake, was a Nashville-based American record producer and pedal steel guitar player.

One of the most sought-after backup musicians of the 1960s, Drake played on such hits as Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden", Charlie Rich's "Behind Closed Doors"' Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay"' and Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man".

Birth and Death Data: Born October 8th, 1932 (Augusta), Died July 29th, 1988 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1960 - 1965

Roles Represented in DAHR: steel guitar

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 11329 11/27/1960 Tennessee Saturday night The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 11330 11/27/1960 Signed, sealed and delivered The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 11372 12/20/1960 What will you tell them? The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 11373 12/20/1960 It is no secret The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 11374 12/20/1960 Don't just stand there The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 11379 12/21/1960 Big blue diamonds The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 11380 12/21/1960 I'll just have a cup of coffee (then I'll go) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 12606 8/15/1963 After sundown Carl Perkins instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 12607 8/15/1963 For a little while Carl Perkins instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 12608 8/15/1963 I wouldn't have told you Carl Perkins instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 12609 8/15/1963 Help me find my baby Carl Perkins instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 13638 6/21/1965 Blue Christmas tree The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 13639 6/21/1965 Who's gonna be your Santa Claus this year The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 13640 6/21/1965 What am I bid The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Drake, Pete," accessed November 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108065.

Drake, Pete. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108065.

"Drake, Pete." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108065

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