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robert kramer


Nashville TN
Post  Posted 15 Jun 2019 6:49 am    
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I am documenting Blues / R&B / Jump records with electric Hawaiian style steel guitar. My focus is not blues style on lap steel (i.e. Hop Wilson - Freddy Roulette) or Sacred Steel. These are the ones I've found so far including Chuck Berry - pedal steel guitar. I appreciate any info or leads you might have on this. Thanks very much, Bob Kramer

Frankie Lee Sims and the Blue Bonnet Trio
"Don't Forget Me Baby" / "Single Man Blues"
(steel guitar on both sides)



Little Donna Hightower
Decca ‎– 9-48254 release
"I Ain't In The Mood" / "Cry"

(steel guitar on "I Ain't In The Mood")


Chuck Willis
Atlantic 45-1112
“Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You” / "Juanita "
(steel guitar on both sides)



Chuck Berry
Chess 1653 
“School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)” / “Deep Feeling”
(pedal steel guitar “Deep Feeling”)


Chuck Berry
Chess LP 1435 "Chuck Berry Is On Top"
"Blues For Hawaiians"
(pedal steel guitar "Blues For Hawaiians")

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Jack Hanson

San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 15 Jun 2019 7:40 am    
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No idea who's playing the steel, but Barnyard Boogie by the great Louis Jordan & His Timpani Five has a somewhat rudimentary steel guitar chorus:

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Bill Sinclair

Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 15 Jun 2019 7:45 am    
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Maybe not what you're looking for but a lot of Bill Haley's music would qualify as jump blues and he often had a console steel player in the band.
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