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 76-100 of 120 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-100 of 120 records)

Citation

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

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

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

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

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