Donald (Don) Helms

Donald Hugh Helms (February 28, 1927 – August 11, 2008) was a steel guitarist best known as the steel guitar player of Hank Williams's Drifting Cowboys group. He was a member of the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame (1984).

Birth and Death Data: Born February 28, 1927 (New Brockton), Died August 11, 2008 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1965

Roles Represented in DAHR: steel guitar

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-5814 10-in. 10/20/1950 'Neath a cold gray tomb of stone Kentucky Pardners (Charlie Monroe) ; Charlie Monroe Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor E0VB-5815 10-in. 10/20/1950 Good morning to you Kentucky Pardners (Charlie Monroe) ; Charlie Monroe Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor E0VB-5816 10-in. 10/20/1950 I'm gonna sing, sing, sing Kentucky Pardners (Charlie Monroe) ; Charlie Monroe Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor E0VB-5817 10-in. 10/20/1950 Gold star mother Kentucky Pardners (Charlie Monroe) ; Charlie Monroe Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 76046 3/28/1950 My tightwad Daddy Audrey Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 76047 3/28/1950 Model T love Audrey Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 76048 3/28/1950 Help me understand-1 Audrey Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca 76049 3/28/1950 How can you refuse him now Audrey Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 2041 11/8/1949 Tennessee border No.2 Red Foley ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 2042 11/9/1949 Letters have no arms The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 2043 11/9/1949 I'll take a back seat for you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 2044 11/9/1949 Throw your love my way The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 2067 12/29/1949 I love you because The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 2068 12/29/1949 Give me a little old fashioned love The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 2069 12/29/1949 Unfaithful one The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 2089 4/1/1950 What put the pep in Grandma Audrey Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 2090 4/1/1950 I like that kind of livin' Audrey Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 2091 4/1/1950 Honky-tonkin' Audrey Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 3106 8/7/1953 One way ticket to nowhere Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 3107 8/7/1953 Let's have a happy time Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 3108 8/7/1953 Where the old Red River flows Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 3109 8/7/1953 You ain't nothing but the blues Jimmie Logsdon instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 3113 8/11/1953 Ramblin' gal Audrey Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 3114 8/11/1953 I forgot more than you'll ever know Audrey Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 3115 8/11/1953 To my pal Bosephus Audrey Williams instrumentalist, steel guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Helms, Donald (Don)," accessed February 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320743.

Helms, Donald (Don). (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320743.

"Helms, Donald (Don)." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 February 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320743

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