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Big Hits on Big Steel: Best 2 songs. Curly Chalker - The Race Is On 02:27. Curly Chalker - Wolverton Mountain 03:03. Album: Big Hits on Big Steel. Curly Chalker: best 2 tracks. Curly Chalker - The Race Is On Big Hits on Big Steel, 1966 02:27. Curly Chalker - Wolverton Mountain Big Hits on Big Steel, 1966 03:03. Artist: Curly Chalker.
Curly Chalker - The Race Is On 02:27. Curly Chalker - Welcome to My World 02:30. Curly Chalker - Make the World Go Away 02:45. Curly Chalker - Tippy Toeing 02:16. Curly Chalker - Crying Time 02:52. Curly Chalker - King of the Road 02:14. Curly Chalker - A Thing Called Sadness 02:40. Curly Chalker - Together Again 03:04. Curly Chalker - A Mansion on the Hill 02:49. Curly Chalker - These Boots Are Made for Walking 02:49.
Harold Lee "Curly" Chalker began playing the lap steel guitar while still in his teens and made his professional debut in the nightclubs of Cincinnati. By the early 1950s he was touring Texas with Lefty Frizzell, a singer whose meteoric rise to superstardom was followed by an equally meteoric decline. Chalker played on the 1951 Dallas sessions that resulted in the Frizzell classics "Always Late (With Your Kisses)" and "Mom and Dad's Waltz". The following year he cut an album for Columbia. Produced by fellow steelie Pete Drake and entitled Big Hits On Big Steel, it featured instrumental versions of contemporary pop successes. Chalker's session work included appearances on Simon and Garfunkel's 1969 hit "The Boxer" and in 1973, with Marie Osmond, on "Paper Roses".
Chalker relocated to Nashville in 1965, and became successful as a session musician. In 1966, he made an instrumental album for Columbia Records entitled Big Hits on Big Steel. This record was produced by fellow steel guitarist Pete Drake. The follow-up release was More Ways to Play released in 1975. In 1976 he released an album consisting exclusively of Gordon Lightfoot covers, entitled Nashville Sundown Collaborations.
Lyrics for top songs by Curly Chalker. There Will Never Be Another You. Jethro Burns, Joe Venuti, Curly Chalker, Eldon Shamblin. These Boots Are Made for Walking. Big Hits on Big Steel.
Harold Lee "Curly" Chalker is a departed great of the pedal steel guitar, known as "Curls" to his friends and known surely by his sound, if not actually by his name, to mobs of country music fans. Chalker reached a huge audience playing steel guitar on the somewhat moronic Hee Haw television series for 18 years. This provided more security than a string of one-nighters or even the Nashville studios, his second home up until his death in the late '90s. He played on vintage recording sessions by Lefty Frizzell in the early '50s