Thomas Elmer Duncan (January 11, 1911 – July 25, 1967), better known as Tommy Duncan, was a pioneering American Western swing vocalist and songwriter who gained fame in the 1930s as a founding member of The Texas Playboys. He recorded and toured with bandleader Bob Wills on and off into the early 1960s.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 11th, 1911 (Hillsboro), Died July 25th, 1967 (San Diego)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1955
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-070336||10-in.||10/29/1941||Time changes everything||Wayne King Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio||composer|
|Decca||L 7579||2/26/1954||The parting of the ways||Tommy Duncan and his Playboys||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7580||2/26/1954||Wastin' your life away||Tommy Duncan and his Playboys||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7581||2/26/1954||I just can't take it anymore||Tommy Duncan and his Playboys||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7582||2/26/1954||Walkin' in the shadow of the blues||Tommy Duncan and his Playboys||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7963||11/1/1954||Leavin' today||Tommy Duncan||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7964||11/1/1954||My son, my son||Tommy Duncan||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7965||11/1/1954||San Antonio rose||Tommy Duncan||vocalist|
|Decca||L 7966||11/1/1954||Times changes everything||Tommy Duncan||vocalist|
|Decca||L 8394||5/10/1955||I'll never worry you||Tommy Duncan||vocalist|
|Decca||L 8395||5/10/1955||Mirror on the wall||Tommy Duncan||vocalist|
|Decca||L 8396||5/10/1955||Sending your picture back||Tommy Duncan||vocalist|
|Decca||L 8397||5/10/1955||Somebody's pushin'||Tommy Duncan||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Duncan, Tommy," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100089.
Duncan, Tommy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100089.
"Duncan, Tommy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.
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