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Leonard T. Zinn  

Leonard T. Zinn is one of America's legends of the steel guitar. He has devoted over 65 years of his life to playing, arranging, teaching and promoting the steel guitar. He's been an inspiration to many of today's top steel players. He has played steel for many country music stars including Ernest Tubb, tex Ritter, Roy Rogers, Faron Young, Patsy Cline, Randy Travis, and many years with Columbia recording artists, The 101 Ranch Boys.

Leonard's love for the steel guitar and Hawaiian music started when he first heard the Hawaiian steel guitar played by native Hawaiians Dick McIntire, Sam Koki, Eddie Bush, Andy Iona and Sol Hoopii. He was happy in later years to have the honor of knowing and playing shows with some of these great legends of Hawaiian music. Leonard is also credited as one of the early pioneers to bring the steel guitar into country music in the 1940's.

Leonard T. Zinn still travels extensively, playing throughout the USA as well as other countries. He conducts steel guitar workshop/seminars and is always eager to help anyone who sincerely wants to play the steel guitar. "L.T." is humbly proud of his association with the top Hawaiian and country music steel guitarists throughout the world, and always gives thanks and praise to his Lord and Savior for giving him these accomplishments and for this talent.

His Steel Guitar Hall of Fame plaque reads:

BEGINNING WITH THE SMOOTH SOUND OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC, HE BECAME A PIONEER COUNTRY-WESTERN STEEL GUITARIST. AS A MEMBER OF THE “101 RANCH BOYS”, HE PERFORMED ON THE ABC RADIO NETWORK, BACKING SCORES OF THE BIGGEST STARS OF HIS ERA. RECORDING ARTIST, SESSION PLAYER, INSTRUCTOR, MUSIC ARRANGER AND PUBLISHER, HIS CAREER HAS SPANNED SEVEN DECADES. AN INSPIRATION AND TEACHER TO THREE GENERATIONS OF BUDDING PLAYERS

BORN: DECEMBER 27, 1924 HANOVER, PENNSYLVANIA
INDUCTED: 2005


CD:
Item #C-LZ01B
$15.00

"Beautiful Isle of Somewhere "

  1. Precious Memories
  2. Healer of Broken Hearts
  3. When the Role Is Called Up Yonder
  4. No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus
  5. Gettin' Heaven Ready
  6. Island In the Sky
  7. Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
  8. When We All Get to Heaven
  9. Paradise Isle
  10. An Evening Prayer
  11. My Beautiful King of Kings
  12. Medley:
    • Gentle Shepherd
    • Blessed Savior
    • He's Coming Soon
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"Hawaiian Paradise "

  1. Silhouette Hula
  2. Beautiful Kahana
  3. Pearly Shells
  4. To You Sweetheart Aloha
  5. Harbor Lights
  6. Kohala March
  7. Akaka Falls
  8. Hawaiian Paradise
  9. The Hawaiian Wedding Song
  10. Maori Brown Eyes  


CD:
Item #C-LZ03S
$15.00

"Steelin' for My Savior "

  1. Each Step I Take
  2. There's Something About That Name
  3. Mansion Over the Hilltop
  4. When They Ring Those Golden Bells
  5. Since Jesus came Into My Heart
  6. Peace In the Valley
  7. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
  8. The Old Rugged Cross
  9. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
  10. He Washed My Eyes With Tears
  11. He Keeps Me Singing
  12. Softly And Tenderly  


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"Aloha From Hawaii"

L.T. used a 1938 Epiphone Electra double 8 steel guitar to record this beautiful collection. The accompaniment is a simple combo of ukelele, vibes and bass, giving the album a relaxed, authentic Hawaiian feeling. This is easily the best new Hawaiian steel guitar CD I've heard in many years.

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  1. At the House Without A Key
  2. White Ginger Blossoms
  3. H'oi Mai Malhini
  4. Heu'i (vocal by Momi Kahawaiolaa)
  5. E Malie Mai
  6. Keep Your Eyes On The Hands
  7. Lovely Hula Girl (vocal by Gary Aiko)
  8. Maile Swing
  9. A Love Song to Hawaii
  10. Ka' ua Loku
  11. Palms of Paradise
  12. Now Is The Hour - (Search Me Oh God) 


CD:
Item #C-LZ05R
$15.00

"Remembering The 101 Ranch Boys"

This is the music that made Leonard T. Zinn a national radio star among country steel guitar fans. The songs on this CD were originally released on 78 RPM records in the late 40's and early 50's. Most of them are vocal selections, but Leonard's steel guitar accompaniment is present on every song.

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  1. Steel Guitar Rag
  2. Raindrops and Teardrops
  3. Why Do I Cry For You?
  4. I Really Don't Want To Know
  5. Bimbo
  6. Baby I'm Really In Love
  7. Double Steel Boogie
  8. It's A Sin
  9. Ride In My Little Red Wagon
  10. A Pedal From A Faded Rose
  11. It's a Lovely, Lovely World
  12. You Are My Sunshine 

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