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Even though I've recorded quite a bit over the years, not until my Dad passed away did I do a solo instrumental album.  He had asked me to do one several times, but I always thought it was too much of an "ego trip", and refused his request.
The first album I produced was done on cassette in 1993. "
Tommy Dodd's Picks" is dedicated to his memory. As you can see I've continued doing what he asked me to do, many times over, and I've enjoyed the thought that he would be happy with what I've done.

Thanks for listening to the selections below. I hope you hear something you really like.

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REWIND
 


REWIND

As I grow older in life - and, in my music - I find it interesting and fun to look back at some of the changes music has made over the years. The music we once considered to be Rock n' Roll may now be thought of as "Alternative Country". The same can be said for yesteryear's Pop tunes that seemed to have crossed over as Traditional Country. The lines dividing music genres have narrowed, and sadly much of the traditional country styles of the past are slowly disappearing. In researching material to include on this CD I chose music of several different genres. REWIND is my musical reflection of some great old tunes (and a couple of re-dressed newer ones too). Hopefully you'll see one of these songs that sparks a memory, or a feeling, and want to hear it played by the pedal steel.

Songs on the CD are: I Love You More Today than Yesterday, Feelings, Billie Jean, To Sir With Love, Ode to Billi Jo, Till There Was You, Knock on Wood, Vincent, Tequila Sunrise, I'll Be There, Tequila Sunrise, and No Matter What

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speaker image Bille Jean speaker imageFeelings speaker imageI Love You More Today than Yesterday speaker imageVincentspeaker imageTequila Sunrise


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Right Out of the Box
 


Right Out of the Box

Years ago going to a session meant seeing and visiting with some of your best friends and great musicians. Then came multi-track recording and the advent of hard-disk (computer) recorders. Computers have revolutionized the way we work, regardless of what you call work: music production, accounting, management, etc. We must recognize the fact that all songs released these days have been processed in one way or another with a computer before they hit the market. On this CD I have employed a rhythm accompaniment software called Band in a Box as the basic sound foundation. Then, I recorded the lead instruments onto the tracks and used the computer to “sweeten” some of the special effects. These 10 songs demonstrate a wide variety of music styles and rhythms. The end result is in your hands.....hope you like it! The songs included are: Blue Bayou, Crazy Arms, Can I Have This Dance, Don't Get Around Anymore, Heart to Heart Talk, Love Letters in the Sand, Silver Wings, Heart of a Clown, Someday Soon, Storms Never Last CD $15 (including continental U.S. S&H)              
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speaker image Blue Bayou speaker imageDon't Get Around Anymore speaker imageHeart to Heart Talk speaker image Silver Wings


Wind Beneath My Strings
 


(He is) The Wind Beneath My Strings
My exposure to religous and gospel music began in the early years living with my family. After college, I began working as a recording studio steel guitarist at Mark Five studios in Greenville, South Carolina. While there, I was very fortunate to work with some of the top Southern Gospel quartets and many contemporary artists of the time. The songs on this CD are a collection of my memories and reflect my emotional attachment to the messages contained in the words behind each one. The songs included are: What A Friend We Have in Jesus, In the Garden, I'll Fly Away, How Great Thou Art, Lighthouse, Softly & Tenderly, Family Bible, Old Rugged Cross, Are You Washed in the Blood/When the Roll is Called up Yonder.

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Are You Washed How Great Thou Art I'll Fly Away Softly & Tenderly



Steel Grits
 


STEEL GRITS (yeah grits ..... ..like country ham and grits), has been in the planning for a long while. Well, it had to happen - a whole CD of nothing but good ole traditional country music. It features some of the greatest hits of past years and a couple that might not have been a smash hit but they were just darn good tunes that never got the right exposure to be a big record. Anyway, the lineup includes: All My Ex's, Cold Cold Heart, Borrowed Angel, Grand Tour, My Shoes Keep Walkin' Back to You, Crazy, She Thinks I Still Care, Help Me Make It Through the Night, Desperado,
Sweet Memories, Rose Garden, and You Belong to Me
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All My Ex's Borrowed Angel Grand Tour Rose Garden

You Belong to Me My Shoes Keep Walkin' Back to You


Looking Back
 

Looking Back was recorded and completed in early 2006. This CD has a great selection of tunes I never got to play on steel back when they were in their prime. But, time has been good to them and today you'll find most of these tunes are still on the "baby boomers" hit parade. Songs included are: Route 66, If I Fell, Windy, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Happy Together, I Don't Know How to Love Him, New Kid in Town, Tears In Heaven, Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye, and Spinning Wheel.

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Route 66 If I Fell Happy Together Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye Spinnin' Wheel


In the Steel of the Night
 

In the Steel of the Night is an album of songs that I have been performing at steel guitar shows and conventions around the country. These are great gatherings for promoting the sounds of steel guitar in all forms and styles of music.
This album provides the listener a wide variety of musical backgrounds to enjoy. Songs included are: Dance With Me, Georgia on My Mind, Under the Boardwalk, Sleepwalk, Highway 40 Blues, End of the World, Presence of the Lord, City Lights, Somewhere Out There, and Hold It.

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City Lights Georgia On My Mind Somewhere Out There

Highway 40 Blues Dance With Me


Three of a Kind
 



Three of a Kind
is a compilation of what I feel is my best offerings from my first three projects. (Tommy Dodd's Picks and Pickin on Vince) were not available on CD format. Now you can have the best of both those albums, plus select tunes from the Garth Brooks CD as well. Included on the album are: Under the Double Eagle, What a Wonderful World, Oklahoma Swing, When I Call Your Name, High Lonesome Sound, Danny Boy, Friends in Low Places, Girl from Ipanema, Look at Us, Secret Luv (my way), Somewhere Other then the Night, Liza Jane, Pocket Full of Gold, Love Letters in the Sand, Old Rugged Cross, I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry, Workin' on a Full House, We Shall be Free, Rocky Top, and On The Road Again.

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Spectrum - Garth Brooks
 

Spectrum is a group of studio musicians brought together to produce this collection of Garth Brooks hits.  Again, the direction was to play very close to the melody so there's not a lot of hot-licks here.  The tunes included are:  Every Now & Then, Somewhere Other than the Night, The River, Thunder Rulls, Two of a Kind, Papa Loves Mama, Friends in Low Places, That Summer, Shameless, and We Shall be Free.

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Tommy Dodd's Picks
 


Tommy Dodd's Picks
is a more traditional type instrumental album. The rhythm tracks were computer generated and only two live musicians are present. Other than myself,  the other live player was a fantastic guitar player by the name of Bill Hatcher.  The tunes on this album include: On the Road Again, Danny Boy, Under the Double Eagle, The Rose, Secret Love, Love Letters in the Sand, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Rocky Top, Old Rugged Cross, What A Wonderful World,  & Girl from Ipanema.

Price: $10 including S&H 

Note: Available on cassette only



Tommy Picks on Vince
 


Tommy Picks On Vince is a very simplistic type album. It was originally recorded for mass distribution and, therefore, I had to stay very close to the melody lines with the steel.  Of course, lots of Paul Franklin and John Hughey type licks.  Songs included: Never Alone, Look at Us, Liza Jane, When I Call Your Name, Pocket Full of Gold, and five more Vince Gill hits. 


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Note: Available on cassette only


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