Steel guitariste US né Wesley Webb West, le 25 Janvier 1924. Speedy West est décédé le 15 Novembre 2003 à Broken Bow (Oklahoma).

One of the greatest virtuosos that country music has ever produced, Speedy West bridged the western swing and rockabilly eras with eye-popping steel guitar. Besides contributing to literally thousands of country sessions, West cut many of his own instrumentals, as a solo act and with his guitarist partner Jimmy Bryant. Adept at boogie, blues, and Hawaiian ballads, West played with an infectious joy and daring improvisation that, at its most adventurous, could be downright experimental. It's doubtful whether anyone could collect all of Speedy's solos under one roof, but it was his sessions of the 1950s and early '60s -- especially those with Jimmy Bryant -- that found his genius at its most freewheeling and dazzling.

Talents : Steel Guitar, Composer

Style musical : Traditional Country, Instrumental Country

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OLD JOE CLARK (1954) (with Jimmy Bryant)

SLEEP WALKER'S LULLABY (1955) (with Jimmy Bryant)

YODELING GUITAR (1960) (with Jimmy Bryant)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

04/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1464 (US) . Stainless Steel / Railroadin'
04/1951 SP CAPITOL F1464 (US) . Stainless Steel / Railroadin'
09/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1805 (US) . Hubcap Roll / Truck Drivers Ride
09/1951 SP CAPITOL F1805 (US) . Hubcap Roll / Truck Drivers Ride
03/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 1991 (US) . Roadside Rag / Crackerjack
03/1952 SP CAPITOL F1991 (US) . Roadside Rag / Crackerjack
04/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2057 (US)  . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Bryant's Shuffle / Yodelling Guitar
04/1952 SP CAPITOL F2057 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Bryant's Shuffle / Yodelling Guitar
07/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2160 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT  - Georgia Steel Guitar / Midnight Ramble
07/1952 SP CAPITOL F2160 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT  - Georgia Steel Guitar / Midnight Ramble
11/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2310 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Pickin' The Chicken / Comin' On
11/1952 SP CAPITOL F2310 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT  - Pickin' The Chicken / Comin' On
04/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2444 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Bryant's Bounce / Serenade To A Frog
04/1953 SP CAPITOL F2444 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Bryant's Bounce / Serenade To A Frog
07/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2519 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Speedin' West / Skiddle Dee Boo
07/1953 SP CAPITOL F2519 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Speedin' West / Skiddle Dee Boo
09/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2620 (US) . Steel Guitar Rag (Speddy WEST with Cliffie Stone & His Hometown Hepcats) / The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart) (Cliffie Stone & His Hometown Hepcats)
09/1953 SP CAPITOL F2620 (US)

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Steel Guitar Rag (Speddy WEST with Cliffie Stone & His Hometown Hepcats) / The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart) (Cliffie Stone & His Hometown Hepcats)
12/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2675 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Sunset / This Ain't The Blues
12/1953 SP CAPITOL F2675 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Sunset / This Ain't The Blues
03/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2762 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Jammin' With Jimmy / Hometown Polka
03/1954 SP CAPITOL F2762 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Jammin' With Jimmy / Hometown Polka
08/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2892 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Bustin' Thru / Our Paradise
08/1954 SP CAPITOL F2892 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Bustin' Thru / Our Paradise
10/1954 EP CAPITOL EAP-1-520 (F) Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - 2 GUITARS COUNTRY STYLE - PART 1 - Hop, Skip And Jump / Old Joe Clark / Blue Bonnet Rag / Low Man On A Totem Pole
10/1954 EP CAPITOL EAP-2-520 (F) Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - 2 GUITARS COUNTRY STYLE - PART 2 - Country Capers / This Is Southland / Arkansas Traveler / Swingin' On Strings
11/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2964 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Stratosphere Boogie / Deep Water
11/1954 SP CAPITOL F2964 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Stratosphere Boogie / Deep Water
01/1955 SP CAPITOL F3026 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - West Of Samoa / Flippin' The Lid
06/1955 SP CAPITOL F3150 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Cotton Pickin' / Sleepwalker's Lullaby
09/1955 SP CAPITOL F3208 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Steelin' Moonlight / Caffeine Patrol
11/1955 SP CAPITOL F3276 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Frettin Fingers / Chatterbox
02/1956 SP CAPITOL F3348 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Shuffleboard Rag / Yankee Clover
06/1956 SP CAPITOL F3454 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Pickin' Peppers / Pushin' The Blues
09/1956 SP CAPITOL F3537 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Water Baby Blues / Sand Canyon Swing
02/1957 SP CAPITOL F3635 (US) . Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Night Rider / Rolling Sky
03/1957 SP CAPITOL F3669 (US) . Shawnee Trot / On The Alamo
1958 EP CAPITOL EAP 1-956 (US)

Speedy West with The Seven Seas Serenaders - WEST OF HAWAII - Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula / A2: Ka-Lu-A / On The Beach At Waikiki / Moon Of Manakoora

1958 EP CAPITOL EAP 1-956 (NL) Speedy West with The Seven Seas Serenaders - Hawaii Specials - West Of Hawaii - My Little Grass Shack / Song Of The Islands / Drifting And Dreaming / Luna
1967 SP IMPERIAL 66219 (US) . ORVILLE & IVY - Shinbone / Tabasco Road (ORVILLE = Speddy West / IVY = Jimmy BRYANT)
1967 SP IMPERIAL 66249 (US) . ORVILLE & IVY - Please Pass The Biscuits / Slow Poke(ORVILLE = Speedy WEST / IVY = Jimmy BRYANT)

Albums

1954 LP 10" CAPITOL H-520 (F) SPEEDY WEST & JIMMY BRYANT - Hop, Skip And Jump / Old Joe Clark / Blue Bonnet Rag / Low Man On A Totem Pole Country Capers / This Is Southland / Arkansas Traveller / Swingin' On The Strings
1956 LP 12" CAPITOL T-520 (US) 2 GUITARS COUNTRY STYLE - Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Hop Skip And Jump / Old Joe Clark / Bluebonnet Rag / Low Man On A Totem Pole / Country Capers / This Is Southland / Arkansas Traveler / Swinging On The Strings / Georgia Steel Guitar / Bryant's Bounce / Serenade To A Frog / Midnight Ramble
1958 LP 12" CAPITOL T-956 (US) WEST OF HAWAII - On The Beach At Waikiki / Blue Hawaii / Ka-Lu-A / Moon Of Manakoora / Hawaiian War Chant / Sweet Hawaiian Chimes / Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula / My Tane / Drifting And Dreaming / Luna / My Little Grass Shack /Song Of The Islands
1960 LP 12" CAPITOL T-1314 (mono) / ST-1314 (stereo) (F) COUNTRY CABIN JAZZ - Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Frettin' Fingers / Night Rider / Deep Water / Jammin' With Jimmy / Whistle Stop / Stratosphere Boogie / Pickin' Peppers / Pushing The Blues / Rolling Sky / Yodeling Guitar / Bryant's Bounce / Hometown Polka
1960 LP 12" CAPITOL T-1341 (US) STEEL GUITAR - Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Speedin' West / Railroadin'  / West of Samoa / Caffeine Patrol / Our Paradise / Flippin' The Lid / This Ain't The Blues / Stainless Steel / Steelin' Moonlight / Truck Drivers Ride / Sunset / Steel Strike
1963 LP 12" CAPITOL T-1835 (US) GUITAR SPECTACULAR - Space Man In Orbit / Sunset At Waikiki / Lazy Summer Evening / Totem Pole Dance / Afternoon Of A Swan / Speedy's Special / Double Or Nothing / Slow And Easy / Reflections From The Moon / Tulsa Twist / Rippling Waters / Wild And Woolly West
1977 LP 12" Steel Guitar VINTAGE CLASSICS No.9

West Of Hawaii - On The Beach At Waikiki / Blue Hawaii / Ka-Lu-A / Moon Of Manakoora / Hawaiian War Chant / Sweet Hawaiian Chimes / Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula / My Tane / Drifting And Dreaming / Luna / My Little Grass Shack / Song Of The Islands

197? LP 12" Steel Guitar VINTAGE CLASSICS No.10

Steel Guitar - This Ain't The Blues / Stainless Steel / Stealin' Moonlight / Truck Driver's Ride / Sunset / Steel Strike / Speedin' West / Railroadin' / West Of Samoa / Caffine Paradise / Our Paradise / Flippin' The Lid

1977 LP 12" Steel Guitar RECORD CLUB No.11

Speedy - Bustin' Thru / Skiddle Dee Boo / Yankee Clover / This Is Southland / Sand Canyon Swing / Sleepwalker's Lullaby / Midnight Ramble / Shawnee Trot / Swinging On The Strings / On The Alamo / Shuffleboard Rag / Cracker Jack / Water Baby Blues / Steel Guitar Rag

1979 LP 12" Danny SW-7908 (GER)

The 1950's Speedy West Transcriptions - Two Of A Kind / At Sundown / Blue Steel Blues / Sentimental Journey / Penhandle Rag / Tennessee Border / Missouri Waltz / Texas Playboy Rag / I Love You So Much It Hurts / Farewell Blues / Birth Of The Blues / Honeysuckle Rose / Draggin The Steel / How Come You Do Me Like You Do / Lover / Steelin' The Blues / Marie / Don't Sing Aloha When I Go / Indian Love Call / Bye Bye Blues / Moonlight And Roses / Kentucky Waltz

1984 LP 12" PATHE MARCONI 155 0831 (F) 2 GUITARS COUNTRY STYLE - Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Serenade To A Frog / Georgia Steel Guitar / Bryant's Bounce / Midnight Ramble / Hop, Skip And Jump / Blue Bonnet Rag / Low Man On A Totem Pole / Old Joe Clark / Country Capers / This Is Southland / Swingin' On The Strings / Arkansas Traveler
1989 LP 12" SEE FOR MILES SEE-249 (UK) STEEL GUITAR FROM OUTER SPACE - Steel Guitar Rag / Hub Cap Roll / Roadside Rag / Cracker Jack / Skiddle Dee Boo / Bustin' Through / Yankee Clover / Shuffleboard Rag / Sand Canyon Swing / Shawnee Trot / On The Alamo / Water Baby Blues / Space Man In Orbit / Sunset At Waikiki / Lazy Summer Evening / Totem Pole Dance/  Afternoon Of A Swan / Speedy's Special / Double Or Nothing / Slow And Easy / Reflections From The Moon / Tulsa Twist / Rippling Waters / Wild And Woolly West
1990 LP 12" STEP ONE SOR-0062 (US) FOR THE LAST TIME - Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Moonlight Valley / Boogie Man / West Is Calling / On The Move / Speedy Recovery / Chase / Wound Tight / Jumpin' Jeepers / Rolling Sky / Lazy Guitar
1990 LP 12" SEE FOR MILES SEE-267 (UK)

Guitar Take-Off - Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Bryant's Boogie / Leetle Juan Pedro / T-Bone Rag / Liberty Bell Polka / Okie Boogie / Pickin' The Chicken / Comin' On / Jammin' With Jimmy / Deep Water / Stratosphere Boogie / Arkansas Traveller / Low Man On A Totem Pole / Catfish Boogie / Country Capers / Old Joe Clark / Gotta Give Me Whatcha Got / Whistle Stop / Chatterbox / Cotton Pickin' / Sleepwalker's Lullaby

10/1993 LP 12" Cowgirlboy LP-5115 (GER)

The King Of The Steelguitar - Two Of A King / At Sundown / Blue Steel Blues / Sentimental Journey / Panhandle Rag / Tennessee Border / Missouri Waltz / Texas Playboy Rag / I Love You So Much It Hurts / Farewell Blues / Birth Of The Blues / Honeysuckle Rose / Dragging The Steel / How Come You Do Me Like You Do / Lover / Steeling The Blues / Marie / Don't Sing Aloha When I Go / Indian Love Call / Bye Bye Blues / Moonlight And Roses / Kentucky Waltz

05/1995 CD RAZOR & TIE RE-8-2067-2 (US) STRATOSPHERE BOOGIE - THE FLAMING GUITAR OF SPEEDY WEST & JIMMY BRYANT - Stratosphere Boogie / Blue Bonnet Rag / Cotton Pickin' / Old Joe Clark / Sleepwalker's Lullaby / Arkansas Traveler / The Night Rider / Low Man On A Totem Pole / Speedin' West / Comin' On / Bryant's Bounce / Midnight Ramble / Pickin' Peppers / Shuffleboard Rag / Bustin' Thru / Flippin' The Lid
04/1997 4 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15956 (GER) FLAMIN' GUITARS - Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT :
CD 1 : Jelly Beans Daddy / Just Remember / Boogie Barn Dance / Gamblin' Money / Steel Strike / Bryant's Boogie / Red Headed Polka / Railroadin' / Stainless Steel / Hub Cap Roll / T-Bone Rag / Truck Driver's Ride / Liberty Bell Polka / Crackerjack / Bryant's Shuffle / Roadside Rag / Yodeling Guitar / Georgia Steel Guitar / Pickin' The Chicken / Midnight Ramble / Comin' On / Lover / Skiddle-Dee-Boo / Serenade To A Frog / Bryant's Bounce / Opus I / Whistle Stop / Speedin' West / Hometown Polka / This Ain't The Blues
CD 2 : Jammin' With Jimmy / Two Of A Kind / Sunset / Steel Guitar Rag / Swingin' On The Strings / Old Joe Clark / This Is Southland / Arkansas Traveler / Blue Bonnet Rag / Hop, Skip And Jump / Country Capers / Low Man On A Totem Pole / Sleep Walker's Lullaby / Our Paradise / Cotton Pickin' / Bustin' Thru / Flippin' The Lid / Deep Water / Stratosphere Boogie / West Of Samoa / Shuffleboard Rag / Steelin' Moonlight / Caffeine Patrol / Yankee Clover / Pickin' Peppers / Chatter Box / Frettin' Fingers / Pushin' The Blues / Sand Canyon Swing / Water Baby Blues / Shawnee Trot
CD 3 : On The Alamo / Rolling Sky / The Night Rider / Hillcrest (Opus 3) / China Boy / China Boy / Hawaiian War Chant / Song Of The Islands / On The Beach Of Waikiki / My Tane / Drifting And Dreaming (Sweet Paradise) / My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua, Hawaii / Sweet Hawaiian Chimes / Blue Hawaii / Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula / The Moon Of Manakoora / Ka-Lu-A / Luna / Reflections From The Moon / Space Man In Orbit / Lazy Summer Evening / Double Or Nothing / Afternoon Of A Swan / Wild And Woolly West / Rippling Waters / Totem Pole Dance / Slow And Easy / Speedy's Special / Sunset At Waikiki / Tulsa Twist
CD 4 : Candy Kisses (Eddie KIRK) / Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own (Kay STARR & Tennessee Ernie FORD) / I'll Never Be Free (Kay STARR & Tennessee Ernie FORD) / Wild Card (Tex WILLIAMS) / Okie Boogie (Ella Mae MORSE) / Down South (John SPIKE) / I've Turned A Gadabout (John SPIKE) / Stop Your Gamblin' (John SPIKE) / There's A Blue Sky Way Out Yonder (John SPIKE) / Okie Boogie (Ella Mae MORSE) / Twice The Lovin' (In Half The Time) (Jean SHEPARD) / Crying Steel Guitar Waltz (Jean SHEPARD) / Nobody Else Can Love You Like I Do (Jean SHEPARD) / Keep It A Secret (Jean SHEPARD) / Y'All Come (Bing CROSBY) / Under The Double Eagle (John SPIKE) / Hot Lips (John SPIKE) / Hotter Than A Pistol (John SPIKE) / Keystone Kapers (Bag Of Rags) (John SPIKE) / Whistle Stop (Billy MAY) / This Must Be The Place (Betty HUTTON & Tennessee Ernie FORD) / The Boys In The Backroom (John SPIKE)
03/1999 CD RAZOR & TIE RE-8-2192-2 (US) SWINGIN' ON THE STRINGS - Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Frettin' Fingers / Lover / Two Of A Kind / Yodeling Guitar / West Of Samoa / Opus 1 / Truck Driver's Ride / T-Bone Rag / Skiddle-Dee-Boo / China Boy / Railroadin' / Jammin' With Jimmy / Deep Water / This Ain't The Blues / Rolling Sky / Whistle Stop / Hillcrest (Opus 3) / Pushin' The Blues / Swinging' On The Strings / Caffeine Patrol
2000 CD BRONCO BUSTER CD 9054 (GER)

The Steelguitar Transcriptions Of Speedy West - Two Of A Kind / At Sundown / Blue Steel Blues / Sentimental Journey / Panhandle Rag / Tennessee Border / Missouri Waltz / Texas Playboy Rag / I Love You So Much It Hurts / Farewell Blues / Birth Of The Blues / Honeysuckle Rose / Dragging The Steel / How Come You Do Me Like You Do ? / Lover / Steeling The Blues / Marie / Don't Sing Aloha When I Go / Indian Love Call / Bye Bye Blues / Moonlight And Roses / Kentucky Waltz

11/2000 CD JASMINE JASMCD-3515 (UK) THERE'S GONNA BE A PARTY - Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Speddy WEST : Lover / Blue Bonnet Rag / There's Gonna Be A Party For The Old Folks / Tag Along / Birth Of The Blues / Missouri Waltz / Speedin' West / Indian Love Call / Cracker Jack / Jimmy BRYANT : Limehouse Blues / Arkansas Traveler / Speddy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT : Whistle Stop / T-Bone Rag / Sleepwalker's Lullaby / Two of a Kind / Country Capers / Speddy WEST : Honolulu / I Love You So Much It Hurts / This Ain't The Blues / Texas Playboy Rag / Kentucky Waltz / Flippin' The Lid / Let The Rest Of The World Go By / Railroadin' / I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) / Skiddle-Dee-Boo / Hop, Skip And Jump / Snow Deer / Dragging The Steel / Tennessee Ernie FORD : Comedy With Tennessee Ernie Ford
02/2005 CD JASMINE JASMCD-3537 (UK) TRAVELLIN' FROM GEORGIA TO WEST OF SAMOA - Speedy WEST Featuring Jimmy BRYANT - Georgia Steel Guitar / Steel Strike / Bryant's Bounce / Red Headed Polka / Railroadin' / Stainless Steel / Hub Cap Roll / Truck Driver's Ride / Bryant's Shuffle / Roadside Rag / Yodelling Guitar / Midnight Ramble / Serenade To A Frog / Hometown Polka / Speedin' West / Sunset / This Ain't The Blues / Old Joe Clark / Swingin' On The Strings / This Is Southland / Our Paradise / Stratosphere Boogie / West Of Samoa
2007 CD CATTLE CCD 339 (GER) SPEDDY WEST MEETS Jimmy BRYANT IN HOLLYWOOD - Jimmy BRYANT : Bryant's Boogie / Limehouse Blues; Midnight Ramble / Old Joe Clarke / Red Head Polka / Jimmy BRYANT) & Speedy WEST : Country Capers /  T-Bone Rag / Whistle Stop / Speedy WEST : Blue Bonnet Rag / Bustin' Thru / Hop, Skip And Jump / I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) / Let The Rest Of The World Go By / Moon Of Manakoora / My Little Grass Shack In Kealakeku, Hawaii / My Tane / On The Alamo / Paradise Island / Railroadin' / Roadside Rag / Skiddle-Dee-Boo / Speedin' West / Steel Guitar Jubilee / Steel Guitar Rag; Sunset / Our Paradise / Swingin' On The Strings / Tag Along / This Ain't The Blues / Yours
2013 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 17335 (GER)

Bustin' Thru - Flippin' The Lid - Speedy WEST & Jimmy BRYANT - Flippin' The Lid / Stratosphere Boogie / Jelly Beans Daddy / Bryant's Boogie / Lover / Wild And Woolly West / Hawaiian War Chant / The Night Rider / Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own / This Ain't The Blues / Bryant's Shuffle / Cotton Pickin' / Steel Guitar Rag / Water Baby Blues / Totem Pole Dance / On The Beach Of Waikiki / Truck Driver's Ride / Boogie Barn Dance / Wild Card / Okie Boogie / Jammin' With Jimmy / Sand Canyon Swing / Hop, Skip And Jump / Yodeling Guitar / I've Turned A Gadabout / Speedy's Special / Space Man In Orbit / Swingin' On The Strings / Pushin' The Blues / Speedin' West / Twice The Lovin' (In Half The Time) / Hillcrest (opus 3) / Pickin' Peppers / This Must Be The Place

???? LP 12" Goldsmith ‎GMLP-5304 (GER) (bootleg)

Steel Guitar Artistry - Jimmy BRYANT & Speedy WEST - Speedin' West / Skiddle-De-Boo / Pickin' The Chicken / Comin' On / Our Paradise / Bustin' Through / Flippin' The Lid / West Of Samoa / Railroadin' / Caffine Patrol / This Ain't The Blues / Stainless Steel / Steelin' Moonlight / Truck Driver's Ride / Sunset / Steel Strike

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