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 51-75 of 120 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 120 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nelson, Steady," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207237.

Nelson, Steady. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207237.

"Nelson, Steady." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.

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

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