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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 120 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 120 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nelson, Steady," accessed December 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207237.

Nelson, Steady. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207237.

"Nelson, Steady." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 December 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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