Steel Guitariste Country US né 9 Juin 1926 ŕ Meshawaka (Indiana). Herb Remington a fait parti des Texas Playboys de Bob Wills.

Not to sound like a product placement, but this is a case where having an identical name for a product and an artist makes sense. Remington stainless steel razors and Herb Remington and his flawless pedal steel artistry are a combination that deserves to be housed in the same building. If so, the shed out back would be stockpiled with Remington pedal steel guitars which are engineered, designed, and manufactured by Herb Remington, of course. The steel, as in steel guitar, first came into Remington's life while he was in high school. It wasn't his first instrument. He had been playing piano since the age of five, and those who feel mastery of the keyboard would not expand the abilities of a pedal steel player should provide some other explanation of why no one has ever sounded like this man on that instrument.
Following the second World War, he went to California and wound up in the Bob Wills' Band, which to a pedal steel player is the same as arriving at St. Peter's gate. Ironically, his trip West had been to audition not for Bob Wills, but for Luke Wills, his brother. The better-known bandleading brother snatching him away is one of the few examples of sibling rivalry involving pedal steel players in music history. Thus Remington became one of the fabulously swinging and inventive players associated with Western swing, assuring him a place of reverence similar to that granted to the greatest baseball teams. As long as these pickers can still get on-stage, they will never go out of style. Merle Haggard provided employment from the '70s onward with Wills tributes, and two decades later Remington was gathering up the usual suspects for gigs and recording as the Playboys II. Another Western swing project is the River Road Boys, with whom Remington has recorded regularly since 1972. These are all fairly large bands, requiring a musician to be a team player. Remington has always been something of a leader as well. He was cutting his own instrumental singles for Decca early on, and wrote great material for the Wills' band, including the tune "Remington Ride," which has become a standard for steel players.
His involvement with country & western music also includes something of an invisible legacy, as he was one of a large group of musicians who, in different combinations, made up the house band for the Starday label. Scholars of vintage country music will argue into eternity about who actually played steel on the George Jones sides for this label, but sometimes it is Remington. When it is someone else, it might have been because Remington had gone aloha. He is also an accomplished Hawaiian steel player and works regularly in this genre, guaranteeing him weeks at a time of sunny working vacations touring the Hawaiian islands. He lives in Houston, TX, where he manufactures his instruments and teaches. One wouldn't have to travel all the way there to study his techniques: he has issued several volumes of pedal steel instruction on video. His innovations in instrument design include the invention of an adjustable truss rod.

Talents : Steel Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Western Swing

https://youtu.be/8ZevE6eZJ98

Remington Swing (1957) (Herbie Remington)

SAM AND OSCAR (1959) (Herby Remington & Buddy Dee)

MINNI LANI (1959) (Herby Remington & Buddy Dee)

Coo Coo Creek Hop (1960) (Herby Remington)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1951 78 t. Humming Bird 1009 (US) .

Herb Remington & The Ranch Hands - I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do / Swinging Strings

03/1952 78 t. DECCA 28058 (US) . Old Timey Waltz / Moose Jaw Rag
03/1952 SP DECCA 9-28058 (US) .

Old Timey Waltz / Moose Jaw Rag

1953 78 t. OKEH 18005 (US) . Herby Remington - Remington Ride / Steel Guitar Waltz
1953 SP OKEH 4-18005 (US) .

Herby Remington - Remington Ride / Steel Guitar Waltz

1953 78 t. OKEH 18015 (US) . Herby Remington - Buck Up / String Time
1953 SP OKEH 4-18015 (US) .

Herby Remington - Buck Up / String Time

1954 78 t. OKEH 18027 (US) . Herby Remington - Jean Street Swing / Backlash
1954 SP OKEH 4-18027 (US) .

Herby Remington - Jean Street Swing / Backlash

1954 78 t. OKEH 18046 (US) . Herby Remington - Pickled Beats / The Big Drag
1954 SP OKEH 4-18046 (US) .

Herby Remington - Pickled Beats / The Big Drag

12/1954 SP OKEH 4-21347 (US) .

Herby Remington - Westphalia Waltz / Julida Polka ‎

1955 SP COLUMBIA 4-21347 (US) . Herby Remington - Westphalia Waltz / Julida Polka ‎
11/1957 SP STARDAY 45-332 (US) .

Herby Remington - Slush Pump / Station Break

1957 EP STARDAY 45-295 (US)

No Money In This Deal [George Jones] / Mocking Bird Special [Slim Cox] / Tickle The Ivories [Dorothy Blakley] / Remington Swing [Herbie Remington] / Raggin' The Piano [Dorothy Blakley] / Ragged But Right [Herbie Remington]

1959 SP DART 124 (US) .

Bill QUINN - Hideaway / Golden Wedding Waltz

02/1960 SP D 1129 (US) .

Herby Remington - Coo Coo Creek Hop / Chime Out For Love

03/1961 SP D 1186 (US) .

Herby Remington - Fiddlesteel / Soft Shoe Slide

07/1962 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-482 (US) (promo) .

Herby Remington - Swinging Cow Bells / Pedal Softly

1974 SP STONEWAY 1102 (US) .

Hurb REMINGTON - The Pookie / Java

1974 SP STONEWAY 1113 (US) .

Sleep Walk / Elmer's Tune

1976 SP STONEWAY 1139 (US) .

Texas Bump / Lovesick Blues






Albums

1959 LP 12" D 7002 (US) HERBY REMINGTON PLAYS THE STEEL - Herby REMINGTON & Buddy DEE - Sam And Oscar / Minni Lani / Deep Beat / Lonesome / Coo Coo Creek Hop / Chime Out For Love / Hula Palm / Slush Pump / Beyond Blue / Boot Heel Drag / Palm Tree / Remington Ride
1960 LP 12" D 7005 (US) ALOHA HAWAII - Herbie REMINGTON - Lonely Isle / Malihini Mele / Kamaiina Waltz / Beachcombing / Blue Holonum / Hula Cha Cha / Wind Chimes / Happy Chant / Song Of Old Hawaii / Rotsarock / Lovely Luana / Island Memories
1961 LP 12" United Artists UAL 3167 (mono) / UAS 6167 (stereo) (US)

Steel Guitar Holiday - Herbie REMINGTON - Sam & Oscar / Minni Lani / Deep Beat / Lonesome / Coo-Coo Creek Hop / Chime Out For Love / Hula Palm / Slush Pump / Beyond Blue / Boot Heel Drag / Palm Tree / Remington Ride

02/1965 LP 12" HILLTOP JM-6020 (mono) / JS-6020 (stereo) (US) REMINGTON RIDES AGAIN! - Herbie REMINGTON - Remington Ride / I'm Draggin' / Sweetnin' / Big Dance At The Windmill Greasin' / Sage / Yes He's Gone / Handcuffed To Love / Don't Mess Around With My Love / Light Touch / Saddle Sore
1973 LP 12" STONEWAY STY-138 (US) PURE REMINGTON STEEL - Spanish Eyes / Java / Elmer's Tune / Pookie / Sleep Walk / Sugar Blues / Under The Double Eagle / Roadside Rag / Remington Ride / Boot Heel Drag / Somewhere My Love / Release Me
1975 2 LP 12" STEEL GUITAR RECORD CLUB SGRC 3 (US)

Jean Street Swing :
DISC 1 : Punkin' Stomp / Swingin' Cow Bell Blues / Rosebud / Jean Street Swing / Pickled Beats / Hometown Stomp / Bootheel Drag / Steel Guitar Waltz / Station Break / Remington Swing / Westphalia Waltz / Julida Polka
DISC 2 : Moose Jaw Rag / Ragid But Right / The Big Drag / Herbies Steel Guitar Polka / Buck Up / Backlash / String Time / Remington Ride / Playboy Chimes / New Texas Playboy Rag / Fat Boy Rag / Tequila / Twilight Time / The Shadow Of Your Time / Star Dust / Satin Doll / A Man And A Woman

1976 LP 12" STONEWAY STY-162 (US) BOOTHELL DRAG BY HERB REMINGTON - Buttons And Bows / Early Morning Blues / El Rancho Grande / Rose Room / San Antonio Rose / Room Full Of Roses / Shadow Of Your Smile / Texas Bump / Born To Lose / Three Way Boogie / Blues In The Night / Bootheel Drag
1977 LP 12" STONEWAY STY-165 (US)

Dance Time ‘N Texas or Anyplace Else - Rompin‘ Stompin‘ Texans - Oklahoma Stomp / Please Don’t Leave Me / Cotton-Eyed Joe / Deep In The Heart Of Texas / Got My Back To The Wall / Austin Waltz / Take These Chains From My Heart / Danny’s Boogie / Near You / Jole Blon / Over Moonlit Waters / Sugar Foot Rag

1978 LP 12" MID-LAND MD-19 (US) STRUNG UP - Strung Up / Song Of Love / Faded Love / A Man And A Woman / Jambalaya / Our Day Will Come / Sweet Georgia Brown / Watch What Happens / Mood Indigo / Spanish Eyes / Misty
1979 LP 12" STONEWAY STY-176 (US) REMINGTON ROAD - Tuxedo Junction / How Can You Mend A Broken Heart / Stompin' At The Savoy / Stranger On The Shore / Ramona / Disco Texas / Sea Six By The Seashore / Playboy Chimes / You Win Again / I Can't Stop Loving You / Girl Of My Dreams / Crazy
08/1979 LP 12" DELTA DLP-1115 (US) COTTON EYED JOE and Other Texas Dance Hall Favorites - Cotton Eyed Joe / Faded Love / Whiskey River / Sweetheart Schottishe / San Antonio Rose / Waltz Across Texas / Steel Guitar Rag / Put Your Little Foot / Jole Blon / Deep In The Heart Of Texas / Maiden's Prayer / Southwestern Waltz
1983 LP 12" OZAN MUSIC LH-22734 (US) WINNER & PEDAL STEEL CHAMP - Call Me Collect / Come Evening / Houston Lullaby / Cotton Patch / Sail On / October Morning / 1-45 North / Aura Lee / Day For Waifer / Waltzin' Around / Rock Gut / Lonesome
1984 LP 12" LONGHORN LH-2005 (US) REMINGTON COUNTRY - Herb REMINGTON & Mark REMINGTON - Nineteen Kinds Of Hell / 1-45 North / Until I Touch You / Going Back To Arkansas / October Morning / Rock Gut / Blue Sunshine / Call Me Collect / Moon Over Texas / Should I Have Kissed Her / Sail On / Day For Waifer / It's A Mystery
1987 LP 12" OZAN MUSIC LH-24918 (US) HAWAII SWINGS - Hula Blues / Beautiful Kahana / Muumuus Are Great For Mamas / Only Islands In The Sea / Theme From Adventures In Paradise / One Rose / Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi / I'll Remember You / You Don't Have To Be Hawaiian / Royal Hawaiian Hotel / Home Sweet Hawaii / Tiny Bubbles
1992 CD GLAD MUSIC D-7014 (US) A DAY WITH REMINGTON - Jimmy DAY with Herb REMINGTON - San Antonio Rose / Coconut Grove / Boot Heel Drag / Steel Guitar Waltz / Remington Ride / Time Changes Everything / B Bowman Hop / Jean Street Swing / Right Or Wrong / Milk Cow Blues / Lonesome
09/1995 CD GLAD MUSIC D-7017 (US) STEELING MEMORIES - My Buddy / So Rare / Once In A While / Land Of Dreams / Canadian Sunset / Girl From Ipanema / Moon Of Manakoora / Blue Hawaii / Our Day Will Come / Stardust / Dream
1996 CD GLAD MUSIC D-7022 (US) "STEELING" DREAMS - Dream Train / Stompin' At The Savoy / On The Alamo / Swinging Shepherd Blues / Hawaiian Paradise / When My Dreamboat Comes Home / Little Coquette / In The Arms Of Love / Stars Fell On Alabama / (Back Home Again In) Indiana
1998 CD INDIAN DREAMS 9445 (US) A TRIBUTE TO BOB WILLS - ROUTE 66 & Herb REMINGTON - Miss Molly / Across The Alley Of The Alamo / My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You / Sugar Moon / Time Changes Everything / Right Or Wrong / San Antonio Rose / Misery / Four Or Five Times / Rolly Poly / Faded Love / Milkcow Blues / Deep Weater / Yearning / Take Me Back To Tulsa / Corrine Corrina
10/1998 CD GLAD MUSIC D-7025 (US) STEELING LOVE - Summer Samba / Nearness Of You / September In The Rain / I Can't Believe You're Still In Love With Me / Rose Room / Tippin' In / Cross Your Heart / Drifting And Dreaming (Sweet Paradise) / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Texas Moonbeam Waltz / Mona Lisa / It's Marvelous
1999 CD GLAD MUSIC D-7027 (US) INSTRUMENTALLY SALUTES FLOYD TILLMAN - Each Night At Nine / Daisy Mae / This Cold War With You / Then I'll Keep Right On Loving You / Slipping Around / I Love You So Much / It Hurts Me / Gotta Have My Baby Back / They Took The Stars Out Of Heaven / It Makes No Difference Now / Let's Make Memories Tonight
1999 CD Steel Guitar World Magazine no #

From Houston To Nashville And Nashville To Houston - Round Trip - Herb REMINGTON & Kayton ROBERTS - Home In San Antone / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Remington Ride / Walking After Midnight / Never On Sunday / Sentimental Journey / Time Changes Everything - Bubbling In My Beer / Maiden’s Prayer / Coconut Grove / Church Bells In Vancouver / Alyson’s Waltz / Opryland Swing / The One Rose / Yellow Bird / Beautiful Kahana / Santo Domingo Woman / Room Full Of Roses / What Now My Love / Mapuana / Sugar Moon / Tiny Bubbles / Swing Scene / Iva Lee's Minuet Chimes

10/2000 CD GLAD MUSIC D-7031 (US) PRECIOUS MEMORIES - Herb REMINGTON & Charlie SHAFFER - In The Garden / What A Wonderful World / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Precious Memories / When The Saints Go Marching In / Old Rugged Cross / Rock Of Ages / Peace In The Valley / In The Sweet By And By - Down By The Riverside / What A Friend We Have In Jesus / Swing Low Sweet Chariot
2006 CD RACO Music ? (US)

Sweet Talking Steel Guitars - Herb REMINGTON & Rick Alexander - Sweet Talk / Bula Hula / A Little Different / Ricochet Rag / What'll I Do / Destiny / Remington Ride Revisited / Remember Tonight / The Last Ship / Seabirds / Hot Noodles

2007 CD What Productions ‎SP01 (US)

The Swingfield Playboys featuring Herb Remington ‎- Martini & Western Music For The Refined Redneck - Heart Full Of Texas / Get The Hell Outta Dodge / Way Down Yonder In New Orleans / Ain't Misbehavin' / Tell Me Baby / After You've Gone / Whose Love / I Heard That / Later When I'm Straighter / Undecided / Head South / Skeleton / Wake Me When This Is Over / Shine

09/2010 CD Gandy Dancer 50280091 (US)

Goodbye Liza Jane - Hello Western Swing! - peter ward & the The Lone Pine Western Swing Band - SPECIAL GUEST HERB REMINGTON ON STEEL GUITAR - Deep Water / Ida Red / Milk Cow Blues / Misery / Get Along Home Cindy / Twinkle Star / Goodbye Liza Jane / Dusty Skies / Cotton Eyed Joe / Time Changes Everything / Little Joe The Wrangler / Sweet Mama Hurry Home (Or I'll Be Gone) / Stay A Little Longer / Wrong Road Home Blues / I'm Feeling Bad / The Girl I Left Behind Me / Rose Of Old Pawnee / Smith's Reel / Herb's Lullaby

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