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Ben Keith

Bennett Keith Schaeufele (March 6, 1937 – July 26, 2010), better known by his stage name Ben Keith, was an American musician and record producer. Known primarily for his work as a pedal steel guitarist with Neil Young, Keith was a fixture of the Nashville country music community in the 1950s and 1960s before working with numerous successful rock, country and pop artists as both a producer and versatile, multi-instrumentalist sideman for over four decades. Neil Young affectionately referred to him as "Long Grain" (a joking word play reference to a variety of the famous Uncle Ben’s Rice, and Ben’s height). Keith was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 6, 1937 (Bowling Green), Died July 26, 2010 (San Mateo County)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1960

Roles Represented in DAHR: steel guitar

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 11314 11/16/1960 I fall to pieces Patsy Cline instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 11315 11/16/1960 Shoes Patsy Cline instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Decca NA 11316 11/16/1960 Lovin' in vain Patsy Cline instrumentalist, steel guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Keith, Ben," accessed January 29, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324913.

Keith, Ben. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 29, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324913.

"Keith, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 29 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324913

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