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|Once A Day|
This CD includes a 19 more of my pedal steel instrumental tracks heard and broadcast on You Tube during 2007/2008. I must thank you all for watching my broadcasts as in just 1 year I have had over 500,000 views. All these tracks feature the 'Hartley' Rains steel guitar which is now available as a signature model being made to order by Gary Carpenter TX. This is a great honour for me to have this instrument manufactured with my specifications. Steel guitarists around the world have been watching me perform these over the last few months and I really must thank you all for your comments. Music has always been a very important part of my life although I have only had 2 years playing professional in my younger days. I think the highlight of my steel playing career was when I was kindly offered a spot on the main stage at the Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree in March 2008. You all made me very welcome there and I look forward to visiting Texas again in 2009 and playing a few tunes for you all again. I never rehearse these recordings, I put on a track, play along and record it. If you ever see me live, you will hear that I never play the instrumental the same twice. Thanks to Kay White for talking the cover photo at the Brittville Country Music Festival, Littleport, UK. Enjoy the music!
Tracks:- 1/ Once A Day, 2/ Hinges On The Door, 3/ If You Were Me, 4/ Walking After Midnight, 5/ Dirty Little Town, 6/ Crying Time, 7/ 98.6 Degrees And Falling, 8/ Truck Driving Man, 9/ Grand Tour, 10/ When You Say Nothing At All, 11/ Coal Miners Daughter, 12/ (Thinking About) Things, 13/ Meat And Potato Man, 14/ www. Memory, 15/ I Fall To Pieces, 16/ Send Me The Pillow, 17/ I Fell In Love, 18/ Save The Last Dance For Me, 19/ Pick Me Up On Your way Down.
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This instrumental CD includes a few more of my pedal steel instrumental tracks heard and broadcast on You Tube during 2007. There's also some new ones not yet broadcasted. One of them is a track called Old Cow Hand. The backing for this instrumental was recorded by Stuart Payne from Gorleston, Norfolk, UK. He produces some of the finest backing tracks you'll ever hear. I have the pleasure in adding steel to some of his tracks on occasions when required. My sincere thanks go to him and to Wes Cardy too, one of the UK's finest singer/songwriters, as it was a track Stuart produced for him only, but Wes has kindly let me use it on this album. There's a bonus track of myself and John Stannard too called Heartbroke. I must thank Kay White too as every time she comes back home from university, I get her over here recording and editing the You Tube videos. All the videos broadcasted are done with a single camcorder so there's a lot of editing work done by her. She also sketched the bar and picks picture on the back of this CD. Well that's about it, I hope you enjoy the CD.
Tracks:- 1/ The Blame. 2/ Arkansas Traveller. 3/ Ballad Of Jed Clampet. 4/ Old Cow Hand. 5/ I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried. 6/ Cold Cold Heart. 7/ Cottage In The Country. 8/ Together Again. 9/ Do I Do It To You Too. 10/ Kiss An Angel Goodmorning. 11/ Heartbroke (with John Stannard).
|Orange Blossom Special|
These recordings are long overdue as its been about ten years since I released the 'Solely Steel' Steel Guitar instrumental CD. This 'Orange Blossom Special' album is a collection of 12 instrumental tracks played by myself on the new 'Rains' Pedal Steel Guitar. I am very proud of this album as it features my good friend 'John Stannard' on Lead Guitar. You'll hear him pickin' on Highway 40 Blues, Stealin' Corn and Wichita Linemen. John has also arranged and recorded some of these backing tracks for me too. Many thanks to you John. Enjoy the music.
Tracks:- 1/ Orange Blossom Special. 2/ Highway 40 Blues. 3/ Just Between You And Me. 4/ One More For The Road. 5/ Buckaroo & Loves Gonna Live Here. 6/ In Between Dances. 7/ Stealin' Corn. 8/ Wichita Linemen. 9/ Bye Bye Love. 10/ Third Rate Romance. 11/ Hey Good Lookin. 12/ Angels.
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Here's a compilation of recent recordings from 2009/2010, some of which have been featured on youtube, others that have been completed with the great John Stannard on lead guitar, but never broadcast. I am hoping he will join me in 2011 to visit the Steel Guitar Jamboree in Dallas so you can all meet him and hear his great playing. Photos by Bob Adams.
Tracks:- 1/ Angels. 2/ San Antonio Rose. 3/ Fool Such As I. 4/ Grandma's Feather Bed. 5/ Mansion On The Hill. 6/ Ashes Of Love. 7/ Every Little Thing. 8/ Half Enough. 9/ You're Still The One. 10/ Abide With Me
|Steel Guitar Instrumentals|
This is a self produced CD of myself playing the Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitar. I have chosen to do instrumentals of popular songs from all walks of life. This is my first instrumental CD which includes all the tracks from my earlier cassette called 'Solely Steel'. I hope you have as much pleasure in listening to it as I did in the making of it. Thanks Val and Keith for the fine photos taken at Woolpit Village Hall. Thanks to Don Carroll, Texas, for the permission to use all of his fine backing on this album. He is one of the finest midi-file composers I have ever heard. All profits from this CD are donated to local UK charities.
Tracks:- 1/ You've lost that lovin' feelin'. 2/ Candle in the wind. 3/ Cannibals. 4/ He'll have to go. 5/ Dr. Zhivago ( Somewhere my love ). 6/ Anglers. 7/ Green green grass of home. 8/ Stand by your man. 9/ There goes my everything. 10/ I fall to pieces. 11/ I can see clearly now. 12/Hey Jude.
|Amarillo By Morning|
A 11 track instrumental CD by David Hartley & John Stannard.
Well, it's only taken 40 something years for us to sit down in a studio and get this thing done !! ... we hope you think it has been well worth the wait. We have played those 40 something years playing on the same musical circuit and never lived more than a few miles from each other yet have hardly ever had the chance to talk to each other let alone work together on the same project at the same time.
Tracks:- 1/ Amarillo By Morning, 2/ Coalminers Daughter, 3/ Cajun Fiddle, 4/ That's The Way Love Goes, 5/ Making Believe, 6/ Steel Guitar Rag, 7/ There Stands The Glass, 8/ Last Date, 9/ Ring Of Fire, 10/ Highway 40 Blues, 11/ Stealin' Corn.
|Playing Merle Haggard|
This CD realesed March 2010, has 10 great Merle Haggard favorites played by David Hartley and Mark Dunn. I have only got to know Mark in the last few months. I always knew there was a good young player living in my region. In recent weeks, we have both attended some steel guitar meetings and I have got to hear his playing a few times now. It's been a pleasure making a few recordings with Mark, his C6th work is very impressive and with myself collecting a new D-10 Rains from the Dallas T.S.G.A jamboree in March 2010, I know that I will be asking his help with the lower neck. Thank you so much Mark. We will have to get together again in the future to make some more recordings. Mark has always had his career in electronics and has, after 3 years of testing and developing, produced, an outstanding Steel Guitar Mixer which we both use at our live performances, and indeed on some of these recordings too. Check them out at www.steelmixer.com
Tracks:- 1/ Okie From Muskogee. 2/ Lonesome Fugitive. 3/ Sing Me Back Home. 4/ Ramblin' Fever. 5/ Today I Started Loving You Again. 6/ Silver Wings. 7/ Swinging Doors. 8/ That's The Way Love Goes. 9/ The Bottle Let Me Down. 10/ Workin' Man Blues.