1974 Video of Curtis McPeake with Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass in Norway

We just discovered these gems on a Norwegian television site, NRK TV. The first video includes over 18 minutes of classic Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, featuring Curtis McPeake, and the second video contains over 5 minutes. The videos also have performances by Bobby Bare, Chet Atkins, and Dottie West. (Don’t be fooled: If your browser’s translator says it’s “Bobby Just” singing, for example, Streets of Baltimore, a quick listen will confirm who it really is.) The show was the 21 August 1974 Nashville Cavalcade in Njårdhallen in Oslo, Norway. 

#1Photo from NRK TV (Norway) video (Click to watch the video on their site-it can’t be embedded.)

#2. Identified as being from November, 1973, but looks very much like the same show. (Click to watch the video on their site-it can’t be embedded.)

From the NRK TV website:

Series Description

Music Program. Concerts in Njårdhallen in Oslo.

#1

1. Bobby Bare plays “Streets of Baltimore” (H. Howard, T. Glaser)
2. Bobby Bare plays “She’s My Ever Lovin ‘Machin” (S. Silverstein)
3. Bobby Bare plays “Miller’s Cave” (JH Clement)
4. Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass plays “Duelin” Banjos (Dueling Banjos) “
5. Danny Davis suits and spoons
6. Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass plays “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” (Earl Scruggs) – Curtis McPeake on Banjo
7. Danny Davis joke and chatters
8. Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass plays “Wabash Cannonball” (A. Pleasant Carter) – Billy Cartier on drums
9. Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass plays medley
10. Dottie West sings extracts from “City of New Orleans” (S. Goodman) and “Wabash Cannonball” (A. Pleasant Carter)
11. Dottie West sings from “Country Girl”, the Coca Cola song (It’s the Real Thing (Coke)), “Country Sunshine”, “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
12. Chet Atkins plays “Recuerdos de la Alhambra” (F. Tárrega) on the guitar
13. Chet Atkins plays “Black Mountain Rag” (trad.) On guitar
14. Chet Atkins plays “Snowbird” (G. MacLellan) on the guitar
15. Extras: Chet Atkins plays medley on guitar

Contributing

Artist / Performer: Bobby Bare
Artist / Performer: Chet Atkins
Artist / Performer: Dottie West
Artist / Performer: Danny Davis
Artist / Performer: Curtis McPeake
Artist / Performer: Billy Cartier
Artist / Performer: Steven Noel
Artist / Performer: Bucky Barrett
Artist / Performer: Ruby Osborne
Artist / Performer: Byron Metcalf
Band: Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass
Band: Nashville Brass
Band: The Sunshine Express

Episode Description

Norwegian music program. Extract from the Country & Western concert in Njårdhallen in Oslo. In this second program from Nashville Cavalcade we get a review of Chet Atkins, Bobby Bare, Danny Davis and The Nashville Brass and Dottie West. The repertoire of the American country stars includes “She’s My Ever Lovin ‘Machin”, “Streets of Baltimore”, “Duelin Banjos”, “Wabash Cannonball”, Country Girl, Country Sunshine, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Recuerdos de la Alhambra “and” Black Mountain Rag “. The Sunshine Express: Steven Noel, Bass, Bucky Barrett, Guitar, Ruby Osborne Steel Guitar, Byron Metcalf, Drums. Image region: Bjørn Scheele.

#2

1. Opening
2. Bobby Bare – “500 Miles Away From Home”
3. Bobby Just Imitates Johnny Cash
4. Bobby Bare – “Detroit City”
5. Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass Player
6. Dottie West – “Delta Dawn”
7. Dottie West – “Faded Love”
8. Dottie West – “Rocky Top”
9. Dottie West – “Here Comes My Baby”
10. Chet Atkins plays

Contributing

Artist / Performer: Bobby Bare
Artist / Performer: Chet Atkins
Artist / Performer: Dottie West
Artist / Performer: Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass
Contributors: Murray Cash

Episode Description

Country Festival in Njård Hall 1973 with famous artists, including Bobby Bare, Dottie West, Chet Atkins and Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass.

More!

If that whets your appetite, here are many other videos on YouTube of Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass performances that feature Curtis.

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