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Tommy Duncan

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Duncan, Tommy," accessed April 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100089.

Duncan, Tommy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100089.

"Duncan, Tommy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100089

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