Collection Number: 20305-z

Collection Title: Anita Anderson Collection on Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, 1946-1948

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Abstract The collection contains 26 transcription discs recorded in the late 1940s by the western swing and country music group Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. The discs were distributed for radio programs by the Tiffany Music Company of Oakland, Calif. Also included are typed transcriptions of Bob Wills radio programs, printed promotional materials for the music group, sheet music for "Back in Dear Old Oklahoma" by "Cactus Jack" Cliff Johnson and Cliff Sundin, and two copies of a publicity photograph.
Creator Anderson, Anita (Of Holualoa, Hawaii)
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Anita Anderson Collection on Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys #20305-z, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Received from Anita Anderson of Holualoa, Hawaii in July 1998 (Acc. 98159).
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In the late 1940s, the western swing and country music group Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys recorded transcription discs with the Tiffany Music Company of Oakland, Calif., for distribution as radio programs.

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The collection contains 26 transcription discs recorded in the late 1940s by the western swing and country music group Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. The discs were distributed for radio programs by the Tiffany Music Company of Oakland, Calif. Also included are typed transcriptions of Bob Wills radio programs, printed promotional materials for the music group, sheet music for "Back in Dear Old Oklahoma" by "Cactus Jack" Cliff Johnson and Cliff Sundin, and two copies of a publicity photograph.

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26 items.

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1294

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 1 and 2. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1294

Side One: Record 1.

Side 1:1. "Texas Playboy Theme."

Side 1:2. "Blue Bonnet Lane."

Side 1:3. "San Antonio Rose."

Side 1:4. "Spanish Two-Step."

Side Two: Record 2.

Side 2:1. "You're From Texas."

Side 2:2. "Worried Mind."

Side 2:3. "Sleepy Rio Grande."

Side 2:4. "Navajo Trail."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1295

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 3 and 4. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1295

Side One: Record 3.

Side 1:1. "El Rancho Grande."

Side 1:2. "Steel Guitar Rag."

Side 1:3. "Ten Years."

Side 1:4. "Letter From My Kid."

Side Two: Record 4.

Side 2:1. "Silver on the Sage."

Side 2:2. "Little 'Liza Jane."

Side 2:3. "Echoes From the Hills."

Side 2:4. "Chicken Reel."

Side 2:5. "She's Killin' Me."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1296

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 5 and 6. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1296

Side One: Record 5.

Side 1:1. "If It's Wrong to Love You."

Side 1:2. "Time Changes Everything."

Side 1:3. "Silver Bells."

Side 1:4. "Sally Gooden."

Side 1:5. "Foley Waltz."

Side Two: Record 6.

Side 2:1. "Please Don't Leave Me."

Side 2:2. "My Confession."

Side 2:3. "Give My Love to Nell."

Side 2:4. "Little Joe the Wrangler."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1297

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 7 and 8. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1297

Side One: Record 7.

Side 1:1. "Don't Love Nobody."

Side 1:2. "Red Wagon."

Side 1:3. "Sentimental Journey."

Side 1:4. "Makes No Difference Now."

Side 1:5. "Oklahoma Hills."

Side Two: Record 8.

Side 2:1. "Never No More Hard Times Blues."

Side 2:2. "Back Home in Indiana."

Side 2:3. "Love Letters in the Sand."

Side 2:4. "Sweet Jennie Lee."

Side 2:5. "No Wonder."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1298

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 9 and 10. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1298

Side One: Record 9.

Side 1:1. "I'm Ridin' for the Rancho Tonight."

Side 1:2. "The Moment I Lost You."

Side 1:3. "Tumbling Tumble Weed."

Side 1:4. "Over the Waves."

Side Two: Record 10.

Side 2:1. "Carolina in the Morning."

Side 2:2. "Dreams of an Old Love Affair."

Side 2:3. "Baby Won't You Please Come Home."

Side 2:4. "Pal of My Lonely Hour."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1299

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 11 and 12. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1299

Side One: Record 11.

Side 1:1. "Who's Sorry Now."

Side 1:2. "What's the Matter with the Mill."

Side 1:3. "Snow Deer."

Side 1:4. "You May Not Be an Angel."

Side 1:5. "China Town."

Side Two: Record 12.

Side 2:1. "Keep Knockin' But You Can't Come In."

Side 2:2. "You Waited Too Long."

Side 2:3. "You're Tired of Me."

Side 2:4. "Done and Gone."

Side 2:5. "Roseland Melody."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1300

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 13 and 14. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1300

Side One: Record 13.

Side 1:1. "Stoney Point."

Side 1:2. "My Gal Sal."

Side 1:3. "Sittin' On Top of the World."

Side 1:4. "Sweet Georgia Brown."

Side 1:5. "Soldier's Joy."

Side Two: Record 14.

Side 2:1. "Cherokee Maiden."

Side 2:2. "Hoppin' Lucy."

Side 2:3. "Bring it on Down to My House Honey."

Side 2:4. "Home in San Antone."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1301

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 15 and 16. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1301

Side One: Record 15.

Side 1:1. "Ida Red."

Side 1:2. "Smile Darn Ya' Smile."

Side 1:3. "Red River Valley."

Side 1:4. "Rubber Dolly."

Side 1:5. "Oklahoma Rag."

Side Two: Record 16.

Side 2:1. "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold."

Side 2:2. "Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle."

Side 2:3. "Nobody's Sweetheart Now."

Side 2:4. "Miss Molly."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1302

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 17 and 18. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1302

Side One: Record 17.

Side 1:1. "Ride on My Prairie Pinto."

Side 1:2. "There's Gonna Be a Party."

Side 1:3. "Whose Heart Are You Breaking Now."

Side 1:4. "Traveling Blues."

Side Two: Record 18.

Side 2:1. "Dear Old Southern Home."

Side 2:2. "Texas Plains."

Side 2:3. "My Life's Been a Pleasure."

Side 2:4. "Cowboy's Dream."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1303

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 19 and 20. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1303

Side One: Record 9.

Side 1:1. "Liberty."

Side 1:2. "Black Rider."

Side 1:3. "Goodnight Little Sweetheart."

Side 1:4. "Cimarron Roll On."

Side Two: Record 10.

Side 2:1. "Do You Ever Think of Me."

Side 2:2. "Convict and the Rose."

Side 2:3. "Jesse."

Side 2:4. "I Don't KNow Why."

Side 2:5. "."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1304

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 21 and 22. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1304

Side One: Record 21.

Side 1:1. "Smith Reel."

Side 1:2. "Last Letter."

Side 1:3. "Oh What it Seemed to Be."

Side 1:4. "I Had Someone Else."

Side Two: Record 22.

Side 2:1. "Paradise Isle."

Side 2:2. "Barefoot Days."

Side 2:3. "Faded Love."

Side 2:4. "Brown Skin Gal."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1305

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 23 and 24. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1305

Side One: Record 23.

Side 1:1. "Columbus Georgia Stockade Blues."

Side 1:2. "I Wonder If You Feel the Way I Do."

Side 1:3. "Covered Wagon."

Side Two: Record 24.

Side 2:1. "Little Star of Heaven."

Side 2:2. "Maiden's Prayer."

Side 2:3. "Just Friends."

Side 2:4. "We Might As Well Forget It."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1306

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 25 and 26. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1306

Side One: Record 25.

Side 1:1. "I Can't Go on This Way."

Side 1:2. "Cotton Eyed Joe."

Side 1:3. "There's a Big Rock in the Road."

Side 1:4. "I'm Gonna Be Boss."

Side Two: Record 26.

Side 2:1. "Goodnight Waltz."

Side 2:2. "New Spanish Two Step."

Side 2:3. "Big Beaver."

Side 2:4. "Moonlight on the Prairie."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1307

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 27 and 28. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1307

Side One: Record 27.

Side 1:1. "Straighten Up and Fly Right."

Side 1:2. "The West is In My Soul."

Side 1:3. "Dusty Skies."

Side 1:4. "At the End of the Lane."

Side Two: Record 28.

Side 2:1. "No One to Cry To."

Side 2:2. "It's My Lazy Day."

Side 2:3. "C Jam."

Side 2:4. "Cool Water."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1308

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 29 and 30. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1308

Side One: Record 29.

Side 1:1. "On the Alamo."

Side 1:2. "Roly Poly."

Side 1:3. "Margie."

Side 1:4. "A Good Man is Hard to Find."

Side Two: Record 30.

Side 2:1. "Too Late."

Side 2:2. "Sioux City Sue."

Side 2:3. "Ding Dong Daddy."

Side 2:4. "Gay Ranchero."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1309

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 31 and 32. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1309

Side One: Record 31.

Side 1:1. "Free From the Chain Gang Now."

Side 1:2. "Take Me Back to Tulsa."

Side 1:3. "Chains of Love."

Side 1:4. "Up a Lazy River."

Side Two: Record 32.

Side 2:1. "River Stay 'Way From My Door."

Side 2:2. "Oh, Mona."

Side 2:3. "Sun Bonnet Sue."

Side 2:4. "Iwa Jima."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1310

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 33 and 34. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1310

Side One: Record 33.

Side 1:1. "I Hear You Talking."

Side 1:2. "Under the Double Eagle."

Side 1:3. "Basin Street Blues."

Side 1:4. "Don't Cry Baby."

Side Two: Record 34.

Side 2:1. "Texas Play Boy Rag."

Side 2:2. "Empty Chair."

Side 2:3. "White Cross on Okinawa."

Side 2:4. "My Window Faces the South."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1311

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 35 and 36. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1311

Side One: Record 35.

Side 1:1. "I'll Get Mine."

Side 1:2. "I Can't Begin to Tell You."

Side 1:3. "Hawaiian War Chant."

Side 1:4. "Cattle Call."

Side Two: Record 36.

Side 2:1. "Silver Dew."

Side 2:2. "Everybody Does it in Hawaii."

Side 2:3. "No Letter Today."

Side 2:4. "Ten Years."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1312

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 37 and 38. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1312

Side One: Record 37.

Side 1:1. "Texas Playboy," beginning of theme.

Side 1:2. "Texas Playboy," beginning of theme.

Side 1:3. "Texas Playboy," beginning of theme.

Side 1:4. "Texas Playboy," ending theme.

Side 1:5. "Texas Playboy," ending theme.

Side 1:6. "Texas Playboy," ending theme.

Side Two: Record 38.

Side 2:1. "Arkansas Traveler."

Side 2:2. "Durang's Hornpipe."

Side 2:3. "Big Tatoes."

Side 2:4. "Patty on the Turn Pike."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1313

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 39 and 40. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1313

Side One: Record 39.

Side 1:1. "Liebestraum."

Side 1:2. "Nobody's Darlin'."

Side 1:3. "Sweethearts or Strangers."

Side 1:4. "Fat Boy Rag."

Side Two: Record 40.

Side 2:1. "Little Betty Brown."

Side 2:2. "You Are My Sunshine."

Side 2:3. "Till the Longest Day I Live."

Side 2:4. "Let Me Call You Sweetheart."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1314

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 41 and 42. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1314

Side One: Record 41.

Side 1:1. "I'm Waiting for Ships."

Side 1:2. "You Don't Care What Happens to Me."

Side 1:3. "Riding on a Hump-Backed Mule."

Side 1:4. "G.I. Wish."

Side Two: Record 42.

Side 2:1. "Put Your Arms Around Me."

Side 2:2. "When Day is Done."

Side 2:3. "Wednesday Night Waltz."

Side 2:4. "Aloha."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1315

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 43 and 44. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1315

Side One: Record 43.

Side 1:1. "There's No Disappointment in Heaven."

Side 1:2. "La Golondrina."

Side 1:3. "There's a Silver Moon on the Golden Gate."

Side 1:4. "Mama Inez."

Side Two: Record 44.

Side 2:1. "When My Dream Boat Comes Home."

Side 2:2. "There I've Said it Again."

Side 2:3. "La Cucaracha."

Side 2:4. "Too Many Irons in the Fire."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1316

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 45 and 46. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1316

Side One: Record 45.

Side 1:1. "Five Minutes More."

Side 1:2. "Detour."

Side 1:3. "That's How Much I Love You."

Side 1:4. "Heartaches."

Side Two: Record 46.

Side 2:1. "Wagon Wheels."

Side 2:2. "Elmer's Tune."

Side 2:3. "Dev'lish Mary."

Side 2:4. "Have I Told You Lately."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1317

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 47 and 48. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1317

Side One: Record 47.

Side 1:1. "Honeysuckle Rose."

Side 1:2. "Yearning."

Side 1:3. "Punkin Stomp."

Side 1:4. "Beaumont Rag."

Side Two: Record 48.

Side 2:1. "Across the Alley from the Alamo."

Side 2:2. "Woodchopper's Ball."

Side 2:3. "Many Tears Ago."

Side 2:4. "Linda."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1318

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 49 and 50. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1318

Side One: Record 49.

Side 1:1. "Oakie Boogie."

Side 1:2. "For Sentimental Reasons."

Side 1:3. "Ole Buttermilk Skies."

Side 1:4. "In the Mood."

Side Two: Record 50.

Side 2:1. "Rainbow at Midnight."

Side 2:2. "Waltz of the Hills."

Side 2:3. "Lonesome Hearted Blues."

Side 2:4. "Bubbles in My Beer."

Transcription Disc TR-20305/1319

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Transcriptions. Tiffany Music, Oakland, Calif. Records 51 and 52. #20305-z, Series: "1. Transcription Discs, 1946-1948." TR-20305/1319

Side One: Record 51.

Side 1:1. "Don't You Tetch it."

Side 1:2. "Crazy Rhythm."

Side 1:3. "Mississippi Delta Blues."

Side 1:4. "Corrine, Corrina."

Side Two: Record 52.

Side 2:1. "Cross My Heart I Love You."

Side 2:2. "I Want to Be Near You."

Side 2:3. "South."

Side 2:4. "A Sweet Kind of Love."

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Approximately 25 items.
Folder 1

Typed transcriptions of Bob Wills radio programs, 1948 #20305-z, Series: "2. Papers and Photographs, 1946-1948." Folder 1

Folder 2

Miscellaneous printed items #20305-z, Series: "2. Papers and Photographs, 1946-1948." Folder 2

Promotional materials for Bob Wills, stationery and forms including a transcription leasing agreement, and sheet music for "Back in Dear Old Oklahoma" by "Cactus Jack" Cliff Johnson and Cliff Sundin.

Image Folder 1

"Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys The Tiffany Transcriptions" #20305-z, Series: "2. Papers and Photographs, 1946-1948." 1

Black-and-White Photographic Prints.

2 images.

Duplicates.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Laura Hart, June 2018

Encoded by: Laura Hart, June 2018

Other processing information: The transcription discs were originally processed by Kirston Johnson in 2006 as a part of the Southern Folklife Collection Transcription Discs (30024).

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