Dec 31, · Sounds just like an early version of the "talk box" that was later used on some guitar things (Peter Frampton etc.). I'll have to find some of the steel recordings with this. Bob P. Lawrence Sullivan Member. From: Granite City, Illinois, USA: posted 21 December AM profile.
May 14, · "Pete Drake's Talking Steel Guitar" (edit version)Vol. 6 - Abbey Road Video Show 1. Love Me Do (Take 18) 2. How Do You Do It? (Take 2; excerpt) 3. I Saw Her Standing There (Take 2, 11 & 12) 4. Twist & Shout (Take 1 - RS1 - 2/25/63) 5. One After (Take 4; incomplete).
His innovative use of what would be called the talk box (or "talking music actuator") added novel effects to the sound of his steel guitar during recording sessions, which earned him the nickname "King of the Talking Steel Guitar." The device would later be used by Rock musicians Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Jeff Beck, and Roger Troutman.
Jan 04, · Pete Drake’s performance of his hit song, “Forever,” in the film Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar is a proto-Hee-Haw flight of fancy. The assembled band members nod their heads back and forth to a hypnotic beat on a down-home, front porch set. Drake sits at a pedal steel emblazoned with his name and is dressed in a crisp suit.
Aug 12, · Pete Drake recounted this story with laughter in an interview he did for Guitar Player Magazine. "His name, you know, just didn't ring any bells-well, I'm just a hillbilly, you know (laughter). Anyway, I ended up going to London for a week where we did the album All Things Must Pass.".
Pete Drake did a a couple of weird albums (in the late sixties) that I used to own but have since sold, one of them was called "Pete Drake and his talking steel guitar". He used one of those tube-in-your-mouth-linked -to-a-mini-speaker devices on almost every song, a .
A talk box is a device that allows a musician to create words through the sound of an instrument. It is what made Peter Frampton’s famous talking-guitar sound possible. It is not the same as Auto-Tune, wah-wah pedal or even a vocoder. The talk box is a simple device that drives an instrument’s sound through a tube into a person’s mouth.
Apr 21, · Pete Drake, a Nashville-based player of the pedal steel guitar, used a talk box on his album Forever, in what came to be called his "talking steel guitar".The following year Gallant released three albums with the box, Pete Drake & His Talking Guitar, Talking Steel and Singing Strings, and Talking Steel Guitar. Drake's device consisted of an 8-inch paper cone speaker driver .
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