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The first group of songs listed here consists mostly of songs that I recorded live on my Excel Superb Pedal Steel Guitar using MIDI files obtained from the various MIDI sites on the Internet as my rhythm tracks. However, when I was unable to locate a MIDI file for a given song, I used a simple style from Band-In-A-Box where the rhythm track was comprised of bass, drums, rhythm guitar and, occasionally, piano. While you may occasionally hear a slight intonation problem (due to my tinnitus) in a few of these songs, I have attempted to select the best of my recordings for this group.
Click on the "Sound" icon to the right of this text to hear the set I played at the International Steel Guitar Convention on September 1, 2007 at the Millennium Convention Center in St. Louis, Missouri the day I was inducted into the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. This 28 minute track is available as an individual CD album.
The following group consists of gospel songs: the first 12 are from my Beulah Land album; "The Lord's Prayer" is from my Footprints album; "He Touched Me" is not on any of my albums.
The six songs listed below are from the Pee Wee King RCA Album "Swing West" recorded in the 50s. These are the six songs where Bobby Koefer and I played the "Twin Guitar" parts -- Bobby on steel and me on guitar. Thanks for listening.
This is Laurie reciting the poem she wrote as a tribute to Jerry Byrd shortly before his death.
We called it "Master of Touch and Tone"
Rick Alexander, who shot the video, couldn't get Laurie in the picture because a structural column was between her and the camera tripod.
I'm not putting this on a page to which the public has access, because my steel was miserably out of tune. L.T. Zinn, host, M.C. and guitarist, called me up before I had time to tune the steel; a result of the person scheduled ahead of me not showing up.
This MP3 --> is "Dance Of The Dolls" composed and played by Charles Tilley, the Texas steel Guitariet who provides the space for over a hundred of us to display samples of our playing on the East Texas Steel Guitar Association website.