Steady Nelson

Horace Steadman "Steady" Nelson (1913—1988), born in Jefferson, Texas, was a 20th-century American musician who specialized in Jazz and Swing during the Big Band era. He recorded over 60 sessions on trumpet and vocals with Woody Herman, Hal McIntyre, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Horace Hiedt, the NBC Radio orchestra and others. Nelson's most important works are his instrumental lead in "Woodchopper's Ball" and two solo vocal recordings with Woody Herman's band : "I’m Comin’ Virginia", and "Rosetta". Nelson has been declared a Texas Music Pioneer by the Texas Music Office, a division of the Office of the Governor of Texas.

This link has details of Steady life. https://web.archive.org/web/20081006192834/http://www.art-dir.com/Steady%20Nelson%20Bio.htm


Birth and Death Data: Born 1913 (Jefferson), Died 1988

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1943

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 120 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 65379 10-in. 4/12/1939 At the Woodchopper's ball Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65380 10-in. 4/12/1939 Big wig in the wigwam Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65381 10-in. 4/12/1939 Dallas blues Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65382 10-in. 4/12/1939 Blues downstairs-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65383 10-in. 4/12/1939 Blues upstairs-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65634 10-in. 5/24/1939 Paleface Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65635 10-in. 5/24/1939 The Sheik of Araby Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65636 10-in. 5/24/1939 casbah blues Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65637 10-in. 5/24/1939 Farewell blues Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65978 10-in. 7/18/1939 East Side kick Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65979 10-in. 7/18/1939 Midnight echoes Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65980 10-in. 7/18/1939 Jumpin' blues Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65981 10-in. 7/18/1939 Big morning Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66048 10-in. 8/2/1939 Love with a capital You Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66049 10-in. 8/2/1939 Still the bluebird sings Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66050 10-in. 8/2/1939 Love me Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66051 10-in. 8/2/1939 Rosetta Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 66529 10-in. 9/11/1939 For tonight Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66530 10-in. 9/11/1939 Fine and dandy Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66531 10-in. 9/11/1939 Put that thing in writing Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66532 10-in. 9/11/1939 can this be love? Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66672 10-in. 9/26/1939 If I knew then Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66673 10-in. 9/26/1939 I'm comin' Virginia Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 66674 10-in. 9/26/1939 Blue dawn Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66897 10-in. 11/20/1939 Swingin' a dream Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 120 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nelson, Steady," accessed September 29, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207237.

Nelson, Steady. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 29, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207237.

"Nelson, Steady." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 29 September 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207237

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