Steel guitariste US né Orville J. Rhodes le 30 Décembre 1930 à Alton (Illinois). Red Rhodes est décédé le 20 Août 1995 à Los Angeles (Californie).

Red Rhodes was one of the most versatile steel guitarists in country music. Born Orville J. Rhodes in East Alston, IL, his mother taught him to play the dobro when he was only five; at 15, he switched to the lap steel guitar, using a homemade stand. He played his first professional gig alongside his stepfather before moving to L.A. in 1960 to do session work. Eight years later, he was one of the most in-demand sessionmen on the West Coast and played with artists like the Byrds. Rhodes and his band played at the Palomino in L.A. during the late '60s and worked on various Michael Nesmith sessions, which led to occassional work as a steel player for the Monkees. He remained with Nesmith through both incarnations of the group, and continued his session work throughout the '70s, appearing with James Taylor, John Phillips, the Carpenters, Carole King, Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers, and Seals & Crofts. He has released a few solo albums, including Red Rhodes' Steel Guitar (1979) and Fantastic Steel Guitar (1980). Rhodes' playing was limited in the '80s and early '90s by the rheumatoid arthritis that affected the use of his hands. He devoted his time instead to his amp shop, occasionally making appearances at the International Steel Guitar Festival. In 1995, he played on Nesmith's Tropical Campfires album and toured with him. Shortly after he completed the tour, he fell ill, succumbing to interstitial lung fibrosis on August 20, 1995.

Talents : Steel Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Country Pop

GO CATS GO (1958)


JAY'S TUNE (1973)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20



04/1958 SP ECHO 45-1001 (US)

"Texas Red" Rhodes - Go Cats Go / Dreaming Of You

11/1968 SP BLUE RIVER BR-231 (US)

The Big Eye / Steelin' Uptown


1964 LP 12" CROWN CLP-5483 (mono) / CST-483 (stereo) (US) GUITARS GO COUNTRY - Stop The World And Let Me Off / Carroll County Blues / Bill Bailey / Careless Love / Your Cheatin' Heart / Country Boogie Blues / I Love You Too Much / Pony Tail / Red River Valley  9 Pound Hammer / Londonderry Aire / Wildwood Flower
1966 LP 12" CROWN CLP-5520 (mono) / CST-520 (stereo) (US) ONCE A DAY AND OTHER STEEL GUITAR COUNTRY & WESTERN FAVORITES - RED RHODES & THE DETOURS - Once A Day / Red's Ride / Texas Big Boy / Makin' Friends With Blues / Lonely Man / San Angelo / Cryin' / Free And Easy / Border Line / Walkin' And Waitin'
1966 LP 12" CROWN CLP-5528 (mono) / CST-528 (stereo) (US) BLUE, BLUE DAY AND OTHER STEEL GUITAR COUNTRY & WESTERN FAVORITES - RED RHODES & THE ROAD RUNNERS - Blue Blue Day / Lonely Nights / Pack Up And Go / Write Me A Line A Day / Full Time Lover / Gimme Gimme Let Me Have / My Last Teardrop / My Git Up Has Got Up And Went / Little Wet Eyes / First But Not Last
1968 LP 12" CROWN CLP-5555 (mono) / CST-555 (stereo) (US) STEEL GUITAR RAG AND OTHER COUNTRY AND WESTERN FAVORITES - Steel Guitar Rag / Plastic Wrapped Kisses / Queen Bee Of Honky Tonk Hive / I'll Try Again / Trouble Ain't No Stranger / Walk Right Up To Love / Palamino Rag / Bone Dry / Abilene Bomb Shell / Natural Born Lover
1969 LP 12" HAPPY TIGER HT-1003 (US) LIVE AT THE PALOMINO - RED RHODES & THE DETOURS - Divorce / California Blues / Star Route / Kentucky Woman / As I Grow Into A Man / Mama's Hungry Eyes / Lincoln Park Inn / Crying / Conspiracy Of Homer Jones / By The Time I Get To Phoenix
1973 LP 12" ELEKTRA CM 102 (US) VELVET HAMMER IN A COWBOY BAND - Crippled Lion / Poinciana / Lothario In A / Jay's Tune / Dana's Waltz / Lunar Nova / Lonesome / Great American Thunder Turkey / Steel Guitar Waltz
1979 LP 12" ALSHIRE S-5359 (US) STEEL GUITAR FAVORITES - Almost To Tulsa / Red's Ride / Palomino Rag / Dana's Tune / O. J.'s Bounce / Making Friends With The Blues / Pixie Steel Guitar / Rene' / Woodsheddin' / Tormented
05/2008 CD Suite 102 ? (US)

Studio 102 Essentials - Almost To Tulsa / Crippled Lion / Great American Thunder Turkey / Jay's Tune / Lonesome / Lothario In A / Pixie Steel Guitar / Poinciana / Steel Guitar Waltz / Cajun Honkytonk / Dana's Tune / Dana's Waltz / Lunar Nova / Making Friends With The Blues / O.J.'s Bounce / Palomino Rag / Red's Ride / Rene / Tag Closer (0:15) / Three Songs In A Row / Lonesome / Great American Thunder Turkey / Steel Guitar Waltz / Tormented / Woodsheddin'

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