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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 9th, 1920 (Ohio), Died April 11th, 2005 (Honolulu)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1965

Roles Represented in DAHR: steel guitar, guitar

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 94 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca 74338 12/15/1947 Mississippi gal The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 74339 12/15/1947 The trouble with me is trouble The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 74340 12/15/1947 Heart, please be still The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 74347 12/16/1947 Waiting for a train The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 74348 12/16/1947 I hope I'm wrong The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 74349 12/16/1947 Forever is ending today The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 74350 12/16/1947 Have you ever been lonely? The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 4383 3/24/1947 You hit the nail right on the head Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca L 4384 3/24/1947 Two wrongs don't make a right Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NT 108 8/11/1947 That wild and wicked look in your eye The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NT 109 8/11/1947 A lonely heart knows The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NT 110 8/11/1947 Don't your face look red The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NT 111 8/11/1947 Answer to Rainbow at midnight The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NT 120 8/13/1947 Watching my past go by The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NT 121 8/13/1947 A woman wrecked many a good The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NT 122 8/13/1947 Headin' down the wrong highway The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 94 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Byrd, Jerry," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201356.

Byrd, Jerry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201356.

"Byrd, Jerry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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