Harold Ray Bradley

Harold Ray Bradley (January 2, 1926 – January 31, 2019) was an American guitarist and entrepreneur, who played on many country, rock and pop recordings and produced numerous TV variety shows and movie soundtracks. Having started as a session musician in the 1940s, he was a part of the Nashville A-Team of session players, which included pianist Floyd Cramer and pedal steel guitarist Pete Drake. He is one of the most recorded guitarists in music history.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 2, 1926 (Nashville), Died January 31, 2019

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, electric guitar, electric bass

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 621 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-5514 10-in. 8/22/1950 Confusin' "Sister" Billie Rose Atkins ; Chet Atkins ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Female-male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5515 10-in. 8/22/1950 Music in my heart "Sister" Billie Rose Atkins ; Chet Atkins ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Female-male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5516 10-in. 8/23/1950 I've got my share of trouble Carter Sisters Female vocal solo, with female vocal trio and string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5818 10-in. 10/20/1950 Station L-O-V-E signing off Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5819 10-in. 10/20/1950 One and one is two, baby Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5820 10-in. 10/20/1950 I've got the craziest feeling Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5821 10-in. 10/20/1950 Cranberry kisses and strawberry hugs Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5826 10-in. 10/22/1950 Someone else, not me Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5827 10-in. 10/22/1950 Freight train blues Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5828 10-in. 10/22/1950 Just you and I Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5830 10-in. 10/22/1950 Let's sail away to heaven Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Female-male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5831 10-in. 10/22/1950 It is no secret Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Female-male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5832 10-in. 10/22/1950 Lost and found blues Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5837 10-in. 10/23/1950 It takes two of a kind (to make a pair) Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5838 10-in. 10/23/1950 My dearest, my darling Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D5AB-0494 10-in. 7/9/1945 Many tears ago Eddy Arnold ; Tennessee Plowboys Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D5AB-0495 10-in. 7/9/1945 I walk alone Eddy Arnold ; Tennessee Plowboys Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D6VB-1979 10-in. 12/17/1946 Texas Toni Lee Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D6VB-1980 10-in. 12/17/1946 Tennessee central no. 9 Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D6VB-1981 10-in. 12/17/1946 Southland polka Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King Male vocal ensemble, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D6VB-1982 10-in. 12/17/1946 Steel guitar rag Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0359 10-in. 3/25/1947 I hear you knockin' Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D7VB-0360 10-in. 3/25/1947 Keep them cold icy fingers off of me Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D7VB-0361 10-in. 3/25/1947 Don't feel sorry for me Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King ; Redd Stewart Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D7VB-0362 10-in. 3/25/1947 Arkansas traveler Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King String band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 621 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bradley, Harold Ray," accessed July 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201029.

Bradley, Harold Ray. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201029.

"Bradley, Harold Ray." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 July 2022.

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