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 101-120 of 120 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 101-120 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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