JUST BECAUSE

Latest update on 06/09/2012

Artist: Nelstone's Hawaiians
Author: Hubert Nelson/James Touchstone
Label: Victor
Year: 1929

Hubert A. Nelson (vocal & steel) and James D. Touchstone (guitar & harmonica). Among the oldest recorded electric steel guitar music (probably a Rickenbacker Frying Pan). The weeping of that instrument became an essential hallmark in C&W music. Hawaiian guitars became popular in the States when Hawaii became the 50th state of the nation (shortly before WW I).

Covers:

1933:

Lone Star Cowboys [alias The Shelton Brothers + Leon Chappelear]

1935:

Shelton Brothers

1935:

Hackberry Ramblers

1935:

Prairie Ramblers

1936:

Cliff Carlisle [as You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone]

1937:

Dixon Brothers [as Honey It's Just Because]

1937:

Dick Stabile [with Bunny Berigan on trumpet]

1937:

Saddle Tramps [as Just Because #3]

1948:

Frankie Yankovic

1954:

Elvis Presley [on his first lp; knew this from The Shelton Brothers (see also: Aura Lee)]

1958:

Collins Kids

1959:

Duane Eddy

1959:

Brenda Lee

1966:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1974:

Flying Burrito Brothers

1979:

Urbanus [melody in Madammen Met Een Bontjas]

1987:

Paul McCartney

1993:

Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes

2002:

Jorma Kaukonen

2005:

Brian Setzer

2008:

Duke Robillard

Credited to the Shelton Brothers (Art & Casey) since the Lone Star Cowboys version. In fact a musical variation on Shine (see there).

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