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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Decca 66898 10-in. 11/20/1939 This changing world Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66899 10-in. 11/20/1939 It's my turn now Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66900 10-in. 11/20/1939 Blues on parade-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66952 10-in. 12/13/1939 Smarty pants Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66953 10-in. 12/13/1939 The rhumba jumps Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66954 10-in. 12/13/1939 Peace, brother! Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66955 10-in. 12/13/1939 Love's got me down again Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66960 10-in. 12/13/1939 Blues on parade-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67028 10-in. 1/5/1940 Careless Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67029 10-in. 1/5/1940 Wouldja mind ? Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67030 10-in. 1/5/1940 Pick-a-rib-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67031 10-in. 1/5/1940 It's a blue world Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67152 10-in. 2/5/1940 Give a little whistle Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67153 10-in. 2/5/1940 The sky fell down Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67154 10-in. 2/5/1940 Peach tree street Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67155 10-in. 2/5/1940 Blue prelude Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67156 10-in. 2/5/1940 Cousin to Chris Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67163 10-in. 2/5/1940 Blue link Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67521 10-in. 4/10/1940 Deep night Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67522 10-in. 4/10/1940 Whistle stop Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67523 10-in. 4/10/1940 Herman at the Sherman Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67524 10-in. 4/10/1940 Bessie's blues Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 67587 10-in. 4/18/1940 Music BY the moon Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67588 10-in. 4/18/1940 Jukin' (Ski jump) Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67589 10-in. 4/18/1940 Get your boots laced, Papa, part 1-1 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67590 10-in. 4/18/1940 Get your boots laced, Papa, part 2 Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67732 10-in. 5/14/1940 You think of ev'rything Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67733 10-in. 5/14/1940 Where do I go from you? Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67734 10-in. 5/14/1940 The end of the rainbow Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67735 10-in. 5/14/1940 Mister Meadowlark Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67736 10-in. 5/14/1940 I'll pray for you Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68053 10-in. 9/9/1940 I wouldn't take a million Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68054 10-in. 9/9/1940 Looking for yesterday Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68055 10-in. 9/9/1940 Rhumboogie Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68056 10-in. 9/9/1940 A million dreams ago Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68157 10-in. 9/27/1940 Frenesi Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68158 10-in. 9/27/1940 Song of Old Hawaii Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68159 10-in. 9/27/1940 Golden wedding Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68160 10-in. 9/27/1940 Five o'clock whistle Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68227 10-in. 10/10/1940 Beat me Daddy, eight to a bar Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68228 10-in. 10/10/1940 Dream valley Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68229 10-in. 10/10/1940 Whatever happened to you? Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68230 10-in. 10/10/1940 There I go Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68324 10-in. 11/9/1940 You're the one Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68325 10-in. 11/9/1940 Love of my life Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68326 10-in. 11/9/1940 The stars remain Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68327 10-in. 11/9/1940 I should have known you years ago Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68328 11/9/1940 The golden wedding (La cinquantaine) Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68609 10-in. 1/22/1941 (Hurry back to) Sorrento Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68610 10-in. 1/22/1941 Boogie woogie bugle boy Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68611 10-in. 1/22/1941 Oh! Look at me now Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68616 10-in. 1/22/1941 Bounce me brother, with a solid four Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68697 10-in. 2/13/1941 Blue flame Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68698 10-in. 2/13/1941 Fur trappers' ball Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68804 10-in. 3/11/1941 Sleepy serenade Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68805 10-in. 3/11/1941 Let's get away from it all Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68806 10-in. 3/11/1941 Everything happens to me Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68807 10-in. 3/11/1941 Chloe (Song of the swamp) Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68808 10-in. 3/11/1941 Eve, let that apple bee Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 68927 10-in. 4/4/1941 You call it madness, but I call it love Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68928 10-in. 4/4/1941 Lazy rhapsody Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68929 10-in. 4/4/1941 Intermezzo Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68930 10-in. 4/4/1941 Time changes everything Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68931 10-in. 4/4/1941 My Mom Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68982 10-in. 4/11/1941 Dancing in the dark Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68983 10-in. 4/11/1941 G'bye now Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68984 10-in. 4/11/1941 Until tomorrow Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68985 10-in. 4/11/1941 You'll never know Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68986 10-in. 4/11/1941 Night watchman Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69311 10-in. 6/5/1941 Love me a little Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69312 10-in. 6/5/1941 Hey doc! Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69313 10-in. 6/5/1941 Don't cry, cherie Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69314 10-in. 6/5/1941 Prisoner of love Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69315 10-in. 6/5/1941 There goes that song again Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 69316 10-in. 6/5/1941 Loveliness and love Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71439 10-in. 10/1/1943 My heart tells me Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71440 10-in. 10/1/1943 My shining hour Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71441 10-in. 10/1/1943 Birmingham special Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71442 10-in. 10/1/1943 An old manuscript Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2672 10-in. 8/21/1941 By-U by-O (The Louisiana lullaby) Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2673 10-in. 8/21/1941 Don't be blue, little pal, don't be blue Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2674 10-in. 8/21/1941 I love you more, more every day Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2675 10-in. 8/21/1941 Bishop's blues Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2676 10-in. 8/21/1941 Woodsheddin' with Woody Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2677 10-in. 8/21/1941 My foolish heart and I Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2705 10-in. 8/28/1941 Concerto No.1 in B flat minor for piano and orch. (Tchaikovsky-Op.23) Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2706 10-in. 8/28/1941 I'll remember April Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2734 10-in. 09/05/1941 Major (A man and his drum) Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2735 10-in. 9/5/1941 Misirlou Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2736 10-in. 9/5/1941 Three ways to smoke a pipe Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2737 10-in. 9/5/1941 Ten day furlough Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2746 10-in. 9/10/1941 Blues in the night Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2747 10-in. 9/10/1941 This time the dream's on me Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2748 10-in. 9/10/1941 I'd love to love you again Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca DLA 2749 10-in. 9/10/1941 Hot chestnuts Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nelson, Steady," accessed December 2, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207237.

Nelson, Steady. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207237.

"Nelson, Steady." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 2 December 2022.

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

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