Steel guitariste Country US nť Cecil R. Campbell, le 22 Mars 1911 ŗ Danbury (Caroline du Nord). Cecil Campbell est dťcťdť le 18 Juin 1989.

Cecil Campbell was most famed as a steel guitarist for the Tennessee Ramblers during the 1930s and '40s, although he also played tenor banjo. Born March 22, 1911, in North Carolina, Campbell worked on his father's tobacco farm and played occasionally on WSJS in Winston-Salem. While visiting his brother in Pittsburgh in the early '30s, he met Dick Hartman and was asked to join Hartman's Tennessee Ramblers, a large group that played both Western swing and old-time string music. Campbell played on radio broadcasts and Bluebird sessions with the band throughout the '30s, taking over the leadership of the Ramblers' by-then skeleton crew in 1945, when the only original member left was guitarist Harry Blair.
Cecil Campbell & the Tennessee Ramblers gained a contract with RCA Victor in 1946 and recorded throughout the late '40s. Campbell's steel guitar wizardry was emphasized, and the Ramblers gradually became more Campbell's backing group than an original entity themselves. During his RCA tenure, "Steel Guitar Ramble" became Campbell's only hit when it reached the country Top Ten in May 1949. Campbell also recorded for Disc and Palmetto Records during the early '50s, but signed with MGM in 1955, mixing some rockabilly material in with his traditional swing. He recorded in the '60s for Starday, and Campbell later founded his own label in North Carolina, occasionally playing shows and recording. He also appeared often at the Western Film Fair (held in Raleigh, NC) until his death in 1989.

Talents : Composer, Steel Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Guitar

Style musical : Western Swing, Traditional Country

STEEL GUITAR JAMBOREE (1951)

DIXIELAND ROCK (1956)

ROCK AND ROLL FEVER (1957)

THE ROCKING GUITAR (1957)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

03/1939 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8062 (US) . Sugar Blues (TENNESSEE RAMBLERS) / All Dolled Up (Jimmie REVARD)
04/1939 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8081 (US) . Trumpet Talking Blues (TENNESSEE RAMBLERS) / My Baby Loves Me, I Know (BILL BOYD'S COWBOY RAMBLERS)
06/1939 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8176 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Vocals : Cecil CAMPBELL - Thereís A Beautiful Home / The Hills Of Home
10/1939 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8253 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Iíll Keep On Loving You / Donít Put A Tax On The Beautiful Girls
10/1939 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8498 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Iíll Keep On Loving You / Donít Put A Tax On The Beautiful Girls
10/1939 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8268 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Thereís A Blue Sky Way Out Yonder / Over The Santa Fe Trail
10/1939 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8499 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Thereís A Blue Sky Way Out Yonder / Over The Santa Fe Trail
11/1939 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8283 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Tonight You Belong To Me / Carry Me Back To Carolina
11/1939 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8500 (US) TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Tonight You Belong To Me / Carry Me Back To Carolina
11/1939 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8298 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Four Or Five Times / Hootchie Kootchie Koo
11/1939 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8501 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Four Or Five Times / Hootchie Kootchie Koo
12/1939 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8315 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Out On The Lone Prairie / Steel Guitar Blues
12/1939 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8503 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Out On The Lone Prairie / Steel Guitar Blues
12/1939 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8334 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Washboard Man / Doug Ainít Doiní The Jitterbug
12/1939 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8502 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Washboard Man / Doug Ainít Doiní The Jitterbug
03/1940 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8417 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - I Like It That Way / Coquette
04/1940 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8427 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Iíll Never Let You Cry / Hard Hearted Love
04/1940 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8744 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - I'd Love To Be A Cowboy / I Like It That Way
04/1940 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8745 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Iíll Never Let You Cry / Hard Hearted Love
06/1940 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8481 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - I'd Love To Be A Cowboy / I Donít Know Why I Should Cry Over You
08/1940 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8516 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - All My Natural Life / Neath Hawaiian Palms
08/1940 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8746 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - All My Natural Life / Neath Hawaiian Palms
08/1940 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8747 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Coquette / I Donít Know Why I Should Cry Over You
11/1940 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8571 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Grab Your Saddle Gorn And Blow / Blue Eyed Baby
11/1940 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8894 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Grab Your Saddle Gorn And Blow / Blue Eyed Baby
03/1941 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8678 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Wonít You Sometimes Dream Of Me / Sweet Mama Tree Top Tall
03/1941 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8895 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Wonít You Sometimes Dream Of Me / Sweet Mama Tree Top Tall
03/1941 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8896 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Iím Through Wishing On The Stars / Come Swing With Me
03/1941 78 t. MONTGOMERY WARD M-8897 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - The Beach At Waikiki / Steel Guitar Swing
06/1941 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8742 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Come Swing With Me / Steel Guitar Swing
07/1941 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8765 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Iím Through Wishing On The Stars / The Beach At Waikiki
1942 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8894 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - You Certainly Said It / Youíre Always On My Mind
1942 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8941 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - I Love Hawaii / Oh Mary, Donít You Weep
1942 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-8984 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Why Sould I Be Blue / New Red River Valley
1944 78 t. SUPER DISC 1004 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Beaty Steal Blues / Guitar Boogie
01/1946 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-1790 (US) . TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Hawaiian Skies / Midnight Boogie
05/1946 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-1874 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - North Carolina Skies / Beatty Steel Blues
11/1946 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2024 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Campbell's Steel Guitar Special / I Trusted You
02/1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2155 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Little Hula Shack In Hawaii / Last Night I Cried
06/1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2303 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Steel Guitar Hop / She's Got The Cutest Eyes
08/1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2404 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Come Home To You / Hawaiian Moon
11/1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2531 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Talk, Talk, Talk / Hawaiian Dreams
01/1948 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2669 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Put Some Meat On Them Bones / 'Neath Hawaiian Palms
04/1948 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2807 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Tyron Street Blues / Please Don't Call Help
06/1948 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2918 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Who's Blues Are You Now / Southern Special
09/1948 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-3116 (US) . Please Daddy Don't Drink No More (Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS) / Chant Of Hawaii (TENNESSEE RAMBLERS)
11/1948 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-3239 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Time Will Tell / I'm A Henpecked Man
02/1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0014 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Steel Guitar Ramble / Left All Alone With A Broken Heart
02/1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0022 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Tennessee Border / Barn Dance Breakdown
03/1949 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0022 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Tennessee Border / Barn Dance Breakdown
06/1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0079 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Tropical Island [Vocals The HENDRIX SISTERS] / Tar Heel Rag
06/1949 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0076 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Tropical Island [Vocals The HENDRIX SISTERS] / Tar Heel Rag
10/1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0123 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - No Where, No Time, No Place / Tear DropsTear Drops / No Where, No Time, No Place
10/1949 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0126 (US) . TCecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - No Where, No Time, No Place / Tear Dropsear Drops / No Where, No Time, No Place
01/1950 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0158 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - No Blues, No Blues For Me / One Little Flower
01/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0169 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - No Blues For Me / One Little Flower
03/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0219 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Steel Guitar Ramble / Left All Alone With A Broken Heart
06/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0340 (US) . Steel Guitar Swing / Catawba River Blues
08/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0376 (US) . Serenade Of The Winds / Proud Papa Polka
12/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0409 (US) . Steel Guitar Dig / Spookie Boogie
03/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0445 (US) . Steel Guitar Wiggle / Coconut Island
06/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0472 (US) . Paper Roses / Tennessee Steel Guitar
08/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0499 (US) . Steel Guitar Jamboree (instr.) / You Kept Makin' Eyes At Me
10/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4325 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S ORCHESTRA - Carolina Steel Guitar / No Wedding Bells For Me
10/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4325 (US) . Cecil CAMBELL'S ORCHESTRA - Carolina Steel Guitar / No Wedding Bells For Me
1953 SP PALMETTO CC-101 (US) . Steel Guitar Tango / Just A Drop In The Bucket
1953 SP BIG WHEELS 107 (US) . Steel Guitar Boogie / I Get The Blues
1953 ? SP BIG WHEELS 111 (US) . Campbell's Steel March / Money Can't Bring Happiness
195? SP WINSTON 1002 (US) . 50th State Hula / Hawaiian Skies
195? SP WINSTON 1003 (US) . Joretta / I Like The Country
195? SP WINSTON 1003 (US) . Contentment / Just Before The Battle
195? SP WINSTON 1004 (US) . Fog Rising On The Mountain / I Went Back Home
195? SP WINSTON 1006 (US) . Steel Guitar Swing / Mountain Due Blues
195? SP WINSTON 1007 (US) . Steel Guitar Jamboree (instr.) / Lonesome At Twilight
195? SP WINSTON 1008 (US) . Let's Spread A Little Happiness / Waltzing With The Steel Guitar
11/1955 SP MGM K12118 (US) . Gomango / Steel Guitar Waltz
05/1956 SP MGM K12245 (US) . Cecil CAMPBELL & His TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Dixieland Rock / Fog Rising On The Mountain
01/1957 SP MGM K12405(US) . Cecil CAMPBELL & His TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - I'm On The Right Road Now / Contentment
05/1957 SP MGM K12482 (US) . Cecil CAMPBELL & His TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Rock And Roll Fever / The Rocking Guitar (instr.)
01/1958 SP MGM K12605 (US) . Cecil CAMPBELL & His TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - I Get The Blues / On The Prado
1962 ? EP STARDAY SEP 227 (US) CECIL CAMPBELL






Albums

1958 LP 12" WINSTON 1001 (US) GREATEST HAWAIIAN INSTRUMENTALS - Blue Hawaii / Hawaiian Skies / Song Of The Islands / My Happiness / Harbor Lights / Hawaiian Honeymoon / 50th State Hula / Coconut Grove / Little Hula Shack / Don't Sing Aloha / Serenade Of The Winds / Neath Hawaiian Palms
1963 LP 12" STARDAY LP 254 (mono) / SLP 254 (stereo) (US) STEEL GUITAR JAMBOREE - Steel Guitar Swing / Blues On The Steel / Spanish Style / Cecil's Steel Guitar Special / Boogie On The Steel / Carolina Steel Guitar / Twisting The Steel / Waltzing With The Steel Guitar / Dixie Steel Blues / Lonesome At Twilight / Steel Guitar Ramble
1981 LP 12" COUNTRY CLASSICS 701 (US) STEEL GUITAR CLASSICS - Steel Guitar Ramble / Left All Alone With A Broken Heart / Steel Guitar Wiggle / Tear Drops / Steel Guitar Tango / Please Daddy Don`t Drink No More / Steel Guitar Dig / Tennessee Border / Steel Guitar Swing / Please Don`t Call In Any Help / Beaty Steel Blues / No Wedding Bells For Me
1995 CD BINGE / BRONCO BUSTER 9003 (GER) CECIL CAMPBELL & HIS TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - No Where, No Time, No Place / Proud Papa Polka / Tennessee Steel Guitar [instr.] / Paper Roses / Fog Rising On The Mountain / Spookie Boogie / Gomango [instr.] / Catawba River Blues / Put Some Meat On Them Bones / Tropical Island / Tar Heel Rag [instr.] / North Carolina Skies / Barn Dance Breakdown [instr.] / No Blues, No Blues For Me / One Little Flower / Contentment, Pt. 1
05/2004 CD JASMINE JASMCD 3542 (UK) STEEL GUITAR SWING - Cecil CAMPBELL & His TENNESSEE RAMBLERS - Won't You Sometimes Dream Of Me? / Left All Alone With A Broken Heart / Put Some Meat On Them Bones / Steel Guitar Hop [instr.] / It's Gonna Come Home To You / Who's Blues Are You Now? / Please Don't Call In Any Help / Midnight Boogie [instr.] / North Carolina Skies / Talk, Talk, Talk / I Don't Know Why I Should Cry Over You / Steel Guitar Swing [instr.] / She's Got The Cutest Eyes / Time Will Tell / Catawba River Blues / Campbell's Steel Guitar Special [instr.] / I'll Keep On Loving You / I'm A Hen Pecked Man / Southern Special / Tennessee Border / No Where, No Time, No Place / All My Natural Life / Last Night I Cried / Beaty Steel Blues [instr.]

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