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Jerry Byrd

Gerald Lester "Jerry" Byrd (March 9, 1920 – April 11, 2005), was an American musician who played the lap steel guitar in country and Hawaiian music, as well as a singer-songwriter and the head of a music publishing firm. He appeared on numerous radio programs.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 9, 1920 (Ohio), Died April 11, 2005 (Honolulu)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1965

Roles Represented in DAHR: steel guitar, guitar

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 110 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-0856 10-in. 2/2/1949 My home is the dust of the road Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0857 10-in. 2/2/1949 You can't pick a rose in December Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0858 10-in. 2/2/1949 You're next door to heaven (when you're in Tennessee) Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0859 10-in. 2/2/1949 Pray, pray, pray Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0860 10-in. 2/2/1949 I never see Maggie alone Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0861 10-in. 2/2/1949 The gods were angry with me Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0862 10-in. 2/2/1949 Keep walkin' Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0863 10-in. 2/2/1949 One two three four five foot six Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0864 10-in. 2/3/1949 I'll do as much for you someday Slim Whitman Male vocal solo, with string band and yodeling instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0865 10-in. 2/3/1949 I'll never pass this way again Slim Whitman Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0866 10-in. 2/3/1949 Please paint a rose on the garden wall Slim Whitman Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0867 10-in. 2/3/1949 Tears can never drown the flame (that's in my heart) Slim Whitman Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0868 10-in. 2/3/1949 I'm casting my lasso towards the sky Slim Whitman Male vocal solo, with string band and yodeling instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0869 10-in. 2/3/1949 Wabash waltz Slim Whitman Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0870 10-in. 2/3/1949 I'm crying for you Slim Whitman Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D9VB-0871 10-in. 2/3/1949 Birmingham jail Slim Whitman Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 73678 9/17/1946 Filipino baby The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 73679 9/17/1946 Drivin' nails in my coffin The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 73680 9/17/1946 Rainbow at midnight The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 73681 9/17/1946 I don't blame you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 73682 9/18/1946 The last goodbye The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 73683 9/18/1946 Get in or get out of my heart The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 73684 9/18/1946 How can I be sure The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 73685 9/18/1946 Those tears in your eyes The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 74337 12/15/1947 It's a lonely world The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 110 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Byrd, Jerry," accessed May 18, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201356.

Byrd, Jerry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201356.

"Byrd, Jerry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201356

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