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James Burton

James Edward Burton (born August 21, 1939, in Dubberly, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2001 (his induction speech was given by longtime fan Keith Richards), Burton has also been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Critic Mark Demming writes that "Burton has a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest guitar pickers in either country or rock ... Burton is one of the best guitar players to ever touch a fretboard." He is ranked number 19 in Rolling Stones' list of 100 Greatest Guitarists.

Since the 1950s, Burton has recorded and performed with an array of singers, including Bob Luman, Dale Hawkins, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley (and leader of Presley's TCB Band), The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, John Denver, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Claude King, Elvis Costello, Joe Osborn, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, Hoyt Axton, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Young, Vince Gill, Suzi Quatro and Allen "Puddler" Harris.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 21st, 1939 (Dubberly)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1963 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: lead guitar, guitar, Dobro, electric guitar

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 133 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 13112 2/12/1963 You don't love me anymore Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13113 2/12/1963 I got a woman Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13131 3/7/1963 What comes next? Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13132 3/7/1963 Everytime I see you smiling Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13133 3/7/1963 Everytime I think about you Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13134 3/7/1963 For your sweet love Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13135 3/14/1963 Gypsy woman-1 Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13136 3/14/1963 Little by little Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13137 3/14/1963 I will follow you-1 Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13138 3/21/1963 Let's talk the whole thing over Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13139 3/21/1963 One boy too late Rick Nelson ; Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13150 3/20/1963 I can't get started Rick Nelson ; Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13194 4/2/1963 Pick up the pieces Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13195 4/2/1963 String along-1 Rick Nelson instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 13233 7/16/1963 You're free to go Rick Nelson instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca L 13234 7/16/1963 Hello Mister Happiness-1 Rick Nelson instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca L 13235 7/16/1963 That same old feeling-1 Rick Nelson instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca L 13236 7/30/1963 Down home-1 Rick Nelson instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca L 13237 7/30/1963 I rise, I fall Rick Nelson instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca L 13238 7/30/1963 (I'd be) A legend in my time Rick Nelson instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca L 13247 8/15/1963 Fools rush in-1 Rick Nelson instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca L 13248 8/15/1963 Just take a moment Rick Nelson instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca L 13273 9/24/1963 That's all she wrote Rick Nelson instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca L 13274 9/24/1963 For you Rick Nelson instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca L 13275 9/24/1963 Hey there, Little Miss Tease Rick Nelson instrumentalist, electric guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 133 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burton, James," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201329.

Burton, James. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201329.

"Burton, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201329

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