Cool Steel Man
CHM/CHS-1010 (1969)

Side 1:
Cool Steel (Green)
Halfway to Paradise (Goffin- King)
Crazy Arms (Seals-Mooney)
She Still Comes Around (Sutton)
Too Many Dollars, Not Enough Sense (Anderson)
Greenblue (Green)

Side 2:
Bar Hoppin' (Green)
Big Girls Don't Cry (Anderson)
Harper Valley PTA (Hall)
Take These Chains From My Heart (Rose-Heath)
Dreams of the Everyday Housewife (Gantry)
Pedal (Green)

Produced by:
Slim Williamson

Arranged by:
Cliff Parman

 

LISTEN!

    Walking into a recording studio for the first time can be a frightening experience. The high ceilings, the specially-finished walls, the maze of sound equipment, instruments and musicians make you feel as though you’ve entered a strange new world.
    You look around for a friendly face. The musicians are all busying themselves preparing for the session—tuning guitars, unpacking equipment. You’re reminded that they are all the best in the business. The friendliest “grin” seems to come from the steel-guitar man and it sure makes you feel a lot better.
    He asks if you’re nervous, and you lie and say no, but you can sense yourself relaxing a little. You feel a bit less like running out the door.., just because somebody cares. That somebody is Lloyd Green.
    You’ve got to care in Nashville. The competition is tough and the pace is fast. The world’s best singers and musicians flock here itching to add their parts and ideas to the “Nashville Sound.” And one “big break” is just not enough. You’ve either got to put out or get out. “Whatever happened to...?” is a common question here.
    Lloyd Green has been consistent in quality and original in ideas for countless sessions over the past several years. I’ve never done a recording session without him, and I hope I will never have to. Taking that long walk to the mike is a lot easier with Lloyd’s quiet good looks, easy smile and cool steel standing by.
    I only wish I could do as much to help Lloyd with his record as he’s done to help me with mine. But all I can do is cross my fingers and hope the Lloyd Green “cool” comes through for you.

LYNN ANDERSON


Liner Notes from the Double 10 Records 28C-9004 Re-Release:
 

    "Cool Steel Man" was the second of my three Chart Records al­bums and was recorded at RCA Studio `B' in Nashville at 10 P.M. to 1 A.M. on Thursday June 26th and Friday June 27th, 1969. 1 re-mixed the album on Monday June 30th, 1969 at 6 P.M. to 10 P.M. at RCA- `B'.
    The recording engineers were Al Pachuki and Tom Pick, both RCA Victor engineers.
    I was playing my new double-neck 10 string Sho-Bud steel, the one with a sunburst color and a lightning bolt-like diagonal im­perfection in the center of the birds-eye maple wooden cabinet that effected a most beautiful and startling look.
    This incidentally was the very finest of the fine Sho-buds I played during my twenty five year recording career, and was the guitar I used on the "Live At Panther Hall" album with Charley Pride.
    I had not yet invented the Lloyd Green padded model steel gui­tar. It's invention was about two years into the future. By the time I recorded "Cool Steel Man," RCA-Victor was handling and distributing the Chart Records product, so this great stroke of luck gave me a much wider potential audience and market be­cause R.C.A. was, of course, one of the five major record compa­nies in the world. This was indeed the best of my three Chart Records albums, and on this project one song, "Halfway To Par­adise" proved to be the seminal direction which my playing style was to evolve, utilizing the fourth and eighth strings on the E 9th tuning.
    The musicians were: Piano - Hargus (Pig) Robbins, Electric Gui­tar - Wayne Moss, Accoustic Rhythm Guitar - Ray Edenton and Harold Bradley, Drums - Buddy Harman, Bass -Jr. Huskey, Har­monica and Vibes - Charlie McCoy, Bass Guitar & Tic Tac - Pete Wade.
    The background singers were: The Nashville Edition - Hurshel Wigenton, Delores Edgin, Ricky Page and Joe Babcock.

Lloyd Green