Curly Chalker

Harold Lee Chalker (October 22, 1931 – April 30, 1998), known professionally as Curly Chalker, was an American pedal steel guitarist.

Born in Enterprise, Alabama, Chalker began playing the lap steel guitar while still in his teens and made his professional debut in the nightclubs of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 22, 1931 (Enterprise), Died April 30, 1998 (Hendersonville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: steel guitar

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 82020 12/4/1951 Married by the Bible Johnny Rector instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82021 12/4/1951 Be my darling once more Johnny Rector instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82022 12/4/1951 If they ever get together Johnny Rector instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82023 12/4/1951 I'm not that kind Johnny Rector instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82024 12/4/1951 Love 'em and let 'em be Danny Brown instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82025 12/4/1951 If I can't have you Danny Brown instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82026 12/4/1951 I'm afraid you waited too long Danny Brown instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82027 12/4/1951 I wonder if we'll always be apart Danny Brown instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82028 12/4/1951 Baby buggy blues Blackie Crawford instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82029 12/4/1951 Hurtin' peep inside Blackie Crawford instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82030 12/4/1951 Old timers' waltz Blackie Crawford instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82031 12/4/1951 Stupid cupid Blackie Crawford instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82944 6/4/1952 Cry, baby, cry Blackie Crawford ; The Western Cherokees instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82945 6/4/1952 When you make up your mind, I'll be around-1 Blackie Crawford ; The Western Cherokees instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82946 6/4/1952 Fallen angels Blackie Crawford ; The Western Cherokees instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82947 6/4/1952 Jump, Jack, jump Blackie Crawford ; The Western Cherokees instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82948 6/4/1952 Wedding bouquet Danny Brown ; The Western Cherokees instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82949 6/4/1952 (I want you back again) I need some lovin' bad Danny Brown ; The Western Cherokees instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82950 6/4/1952 What good is my heart to me now Danny Brown ; The Western Cherokees instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82951 6/4/1952 The last song tonight Danny Brown ; The Western Cherokees instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82952 6/3/1952 There's room in my heart Johnny Rector instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82953 6/3/1952 Have you ever been kissed? Johnny Rector instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82954 6/3/1952 Rosie Johnny Rector instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 82955 6/3/1952 Till the cows come home-1 Johnny Rector instrumentalist, steel guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Chalker, Curly," accessed March 4, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307988.

Chalker, Curly. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 4, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307988.

"Chalker, Curly." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 4 March 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307988

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