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Bob Wills

James Robert Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975) was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Considered by music authorities as the founder of Western swing, he was known widely as the King of Western Swing (although Spade Cooley self-promoted the moniker "King of Western Swing" from 1942 to 1969). He was also noted for punctuating his music with his trademark "ah-haa" calls.

Wills formed several bands and played radio stations around the South and West until he formed the Texas Playboys in 1934 with Wills on fiddle, Tommy Duncan on piano and vocals, rhythm guitarist June Whalin, tenor banjoist Johnnie Lee Wills, and Kermit Whalin who played steel guitar and bass. Oklahoma guitar player Eldon Shamblin joined the band in 1937 bringing jazzy influence and arrangements. The band played regularly on Tulsa, Oklahoma, radio station KVOO and added Leon McAuliffe on steel guitar, pianist Al Stricklin, drummer Smokey Dacus, and a horn section that expanded the band's sound. Wills favored jazz-like arrangements and the band found national popularity into the 1940s with such hits as "Steel Guitar Rag", "San Antonio Rose", "Smoke on the Water", "Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima", and "New Spanish Two Step".

Wills and the Texas Playboys recorded with several publishers and companies, including Vocalion, Okeh, Columbia, and MGM. In 1950, Wills had two top 10 hits, "Ida Red likes the Boogie" and "Faded Love", which were his last hits for a decade. Throughout the 1950s, he struggled with poor health and tenuous finances. He continued to perform frequently despite a decline in the popularity of his earlier hit songs, and the growing popularity of rock and roll. Wills had a heart attack in 1962, and a second one the next year, which forced him to disband the Texas Playboys. Wills continued to perform solo.

The Country Music Hall of Fame inducted Wills in 1968 and the Texas State Legislature honored him for his contribution to American music.

In 1972, Wills accepted a citation from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in Nashville. He recorded an album with fan Merle Haggard in 1973. Wills suffered two strokes that left him partially paralyzed, and unable to communicate. He was comatose the last two months of his life, and died in a Fort Worth nursing home in 1975. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Wills and the Texas Playboys in 1999.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 6, 1905 (Limestone County), Died May 13, 1975 (Fort Worth)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, violin, composer, songwriter, vocalist, lyricist, harmony vocal, arranger, speaker

Notes: Bob Wills is known for his "hollers" - spoken interjections during most of his records.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-70670 10-in. 2/9/1932 Sunbonnet Sue Light Crust Doughboys Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-70671 10-in. 2/9/1932 Nancy Jane Light Crust Doughboys Male vocal ensemble, with fiddle (violin) and 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-058257 10-in. 12/12/1940 San Antonio Rose Gray Gordon ; Art Perry ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-063739 10-in. 4/10/1941 San Antonio Rose Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-065061 10-in. 4/28/1941 Recuerdos de San Antonio Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D5VB-1112 10-in. 8/8/1945 The Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima Bob Nolan ; Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal ensemble, with string band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0454 10-in. 1/31/1947 Texas playboy rag Spade Cooley ; Spade Cooley Band Instrumental ensemble, with soloists composer  
Victor D7VB-1312 10-in. 7/23/1947 Bob Will two-step Rhythm Busters (Luke Wills) ; Luther Jay "Luke" Wills String band composer  
Victor D7VB-1314 10-in. 7/23/1947 Cain's stomp Rhythm Busters (Luke Wills) ; Luther Jay "Luke" Wills String band composer  
Victor D7VB-1315 10-in. 7/23/1947 Louisiana blues Rhythm Busters (Luke Wills) ; Luther Jay "Luke" Wills String band composer  
Victor D7VB-1857 10-in. 11/7/1947 Closed for repairs Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2102 10-in. 11/17/1947 Spanish fandango Spade Cooley Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Columbia DAL981 10-in. 4/16/1940 New San Antonio rose Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Columbia H372 10-in. 7/23/1941 Blue Bonnet Lane Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia H373 10-in. 7/23/1941 Bob Wills stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Columbia H374 10-in. 7/23/1941 Lil Liza Jane Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia H375 10-in. 7/23/1941 Please don't leave me Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia H377 10-in. 7/23/1941 Cherokee maiden Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia H378 10-in. 7/24/1941 Ride on! (my prairie pinto) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia H380 10-in. 7/24/1941 It's all your fault Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia H381 10-in. 7/24/1941 Goodnight little sweetheart Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia H382 10-in. 7/24/1941 Dusty skies Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia H383 10-in. 7/24/1941 My life's been a pleasure Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia H834 10-in. 7/14/1942 We might as well forget it Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia H837 10-in. 7/14/1942 That hot lick fiddlin' man Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, songwriter, leader  
Columbia H838 10-in. 7/14/1942 Liberty Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, violin, composer, leader  
Columbia H839 10-in. 7/14/1942 Miss Molly Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia H841 10-in. 7/15/1942 Honeymoon trail Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal trio vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia H843 10-in. 7/15/1942 You're from Texas Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia H844 10-in. 7/15/1942 Goodbye, Liza Jane Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia H845 10-in. 7/16/1942 My confession Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia H846 10-in. 7/16/1942 Ten years Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia H849 10-in. 7/16/1942 Let's ride with Bob (Theme song) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia H851 10-in. 7/16/1942 Whose heart are you breaking now? Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia DAL975 10-in. 4/15/1940 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia H1241 10-in. 1/26/1945 Hang your head in shame Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia H1242 10-in. 1/24/1945 Smoke on the water Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia H1243 10-in. 1/26/1945 Texas playboy rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, violin, leader, composer  
Columbia H1245 10-in. 1/26/1945 Roly poly Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia H1246 10-in. 1/26/1945 You don't care what happens to me Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia H1247 10-in. 1/26/1945 Stay a little longer Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin, songwriter, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Columbia H1250 10-in. 1/28/1945 You should have thought of that before Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia H1251 10-in. 1/28/1945 I can't go on this way Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia H1366 10-in. 4/20/1945 Stars and stripes on Iwo Jima Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia H1367 10-in. 4/20/1945 Silver dew on the blue grass tonight Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia H1369 10-in. 4/20/1945 New Spanish two step Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia C1475 10-in. 9/29/1936 She's killing me Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia C1477 10-in. 9/29/1936 No matter how she done it (she's just a dirty dame) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia C1479 10-in. 9/29/1936 Steel guitar rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader  
Columbia C1480 10-in. 9/29/1936 Get along home Cindy Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia C1481 10-in. 9/29/1936 Trouble in mind Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia C1482 10-in. 9/29/1936 What's the matter with the mill? Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solos leader, instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Columbia C1483 10-in. 9/29/1936 Sugar blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Columbia C1484 10-in. 9/29/1936 Basin Street blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia C1485 10-in. 9/29/1936 Red hot gal of mine Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia C1487 10-in. 9/29/1936 Too busy! Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia C1493 10-in. 9/30/1936 Fan it Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia C1495 10-in. 9/30/1936 Mean mama blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia C1500 10-in. 9/30/1936 Bring it on down to my house Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solos vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia C1503 10-in. 9/30/1936 Right or wrong Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia C1504 10-in. 9/30/1936 Swing blues no.1 Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Columbia H1551 10-in. 10/3/1945 Empty chair at the Christmas table Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia H1552 10-in. 10/3/1945 I'm feelin' bad Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia H1553 10-in. 10/3/1945 White cross on Okinawa Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia H1554 10-in. 10/3/1945 This is southland Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band composer, leader  
Columbia HCO2004 10-in. 9/4/1946 Cotton eyed Joe Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, violin, leader, arranger  
Columbia HCO2005 10-in. 9/4/1946 Staccato waltz Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Mixed vocal trio, with string band leader  
Columbia HCO2006 10-in. 9/4/1946 Punkin' stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band composer, leader  
Columbia HCO2007 10-in. 9/5/1946 Sugar moon Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia HCO2008 10-in. 9/5/1946 Rose of old Pawnee Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with female vocal duet leader  
Columbia HCO2009 10-in. 9/4/1946 How can it be wrong Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Columbia HCO2010 10-in. 9/5/1946 Brain cloudy blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2011 10-in. 9/5/1946 Bob Wills boogie Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band composer, leader  
Columbia HCO2012 10-in. 9/6/1946 There's a big rock in the road Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with string band leader  
Columbia HCO2016 10-in. 9/6/1946 I'm gonna be boss from now on Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with string band leader, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2017 10-in. 9/6/1946 Fat boy rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, composer  
Columbia HCO2018 10-in. 9/6/1946 The kind of love I can't forget Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia RHCO4408 10-in. 12/18/1950 Faded love Stoney Cooper ; Wilma Lee Cooper Female vocal solo, with string band and vocal trio songwriter  
Columbia CCO4858 10-in. 10/15/1947 The devil ain't lazy Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia CCO4859 10-in. 10/15/1947 A sweet kind of love Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia CCO4860 10-in. 10/15/1947 Hometown stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, composer  
Columbia CCO4861 10-in. 10/15/1947 Cowboy stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, songwriter  
Columbia CCO4862 10-in. 10/15/1947 Misery Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader, songwriter  
Columbia CCO4864 10-in. 10/15/1947 Bob Wills schottische Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia CCO4866 10-in. 10/16/1947 Texarkana baby Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia CCO4867 10-in. 10/16/1947 Good time cake-walk Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia CCO4868 10-in. 10/16/1947 Can't get enough of Texas Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia CCO4869 10-in. 10/16/1947 You're there Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Columbia CCO4871 10-in. 10/16/1947 New Texas Playboy rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin, songwriter  
Columbia CCO4873 10-in. 10/16/1947 Deep water Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia CO41770 10-in. 9/30/1949 San Antonio rose Lawrence Loy ; Wilber Waite's Pokeberry Promenaders Male square dance caller, with string band lyricist, composer  
Brunswick DAL146 10-in. 9-25-1935 Smith's reel Sleepy Johnson ; Bob Wills Violin and guitar duet instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL147 10-in. 9-23-1935 Harmony Sleepy Johnson ; Bob Wills Violin and guitar duet instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL572 10-in. 5/16/1938 Keep knocking (but you can't come in) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL126 10-in. 9/23/1935 Osage stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Brunswick DAL127 10-in. 9/23/1935 Get with it Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin, songwriter  
Brunswick DAL129 10-in. 9/23/1935 I can't give you anything but love Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick DAL130 10-in. 9/23/1935 Spanish two step Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Brunswick DAL131 10-in. 9/23/1935 Maiden's prayer Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Brunswick DAL133 10-in. 9/23/1935 St Louis blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
Brunswick DAL134 10-in. 9/23/1935 Good old Oklahoma Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, harmony vocal, instrumentalist, violin, leader, songwriter  
Brunswick DAL136 10-in. 9/23/1935 Mexicali Rose Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Brunswick DAL138 10-in. 9/23/1935 Never no more blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL140 10-in. 9/24/1935 Old fashioned love Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL141 10-in. 9/24/1935 Oklahoma rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Brunswick DAL142 10-in. 9/24/1935 Black and blue rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Brunswick DAL143 10-in. 9/24/1935 Sitting on top of the world Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL144 10-in. 9/24/1935 Four or five times Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick DAL216 10-in. 6/7/1937 Steel guitar stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader  
Brunswick DAL229 10-in. 6/8/1937 Never no more hard times blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL230 10-in. 6/7/1937 Sunbonnet Sue Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, harmony vocal, leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL235 10-in. 6/9/1937 The new St. Louis blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Brunswick DAL239 10-in. 6/9/1937 Oozlin' daddy blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Brunswick DAL582 10-in. 5/17/1938 Tulsa stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band composer  
Brunswick DAL615 10-in. 11/28/1938 San Antonio rose Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Brunswick DAL616 10-in. 11/28/1938 Little girl, go ask your mama Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL617 10-in. 11/28/1938 Carolina in the morning Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL618 10-in. 11/28/1938 The convict and the rose Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL619 10-in. 11/28/1938 Silver bells Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL621 10-in. 11/28/1938 Beaumont rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Brunswick DAL623 10-in. 11/29/1938 Ida Red Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL626 10-in. 11/28/1938 Whoa babe Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL627 10-in. 11/29/1938 I wonder if you feel the way I do Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick DAL628 10-in. 11/30/1938 That's what I like 'bout the south Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick DAL630 10-in. 11/30/1938 The waltz you saved for me Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Brunswick DAL632 10-in. 11/30/1938 Don't let the deal go down Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL633 10-in. 11/29/1938 Drunkard blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL634 10-in. 11/30/1938 You're okay Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick DAL635 10-in. 11/29/1938 Liza pull down the shades Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, composer  
Brunswick DAL970 10-in. 4/15/1940 Lone star rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Brunswick DAL972 10-in. 4/15/1940 I don't lov'a nobody Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Brunswick DAL974 10-in. 4/15/1940 Corrine Corinna Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL976 10-in. 4/15/1940 Blue bonnet rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band leader, composer  
Brunswick DAL977 10-in. 4/16/1940 Bob Wills' special Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick DAL978 10-in. 4/15/1940 Time changes everything Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick DAL979 10-in. 4/15/1940 Medley of Spanish waltzes Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader, composer, instrumentalist, violin, harmony vocal  
Brunswick DAL980 10-in. 4/16/1940 Big Beaver Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick DAL1170 10-in. 2/24/1941 New worried mind Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, harmony vocal  
Brunswick DAL1173 10-in. 2/24/1941 Oh! you pretty woman Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick DAL1176 10-in. 2/24/1941 I knew the moment I lost you Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Brunswick DAL1180 10-in. 2/26/1941 Take me back to Tulsa Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, harmony vocal, instrumentalist, violin, composer, lyricist  
Gramophone 0SB3637 10-in. before 6/2/1953 San Antonio rose Harry Brandelius ; Ingalill Rossvald ; Thorsten Sjogrens Orkester Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Decca 88703 9/29/1955 Roll your own Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 88704 9/29/1955 My shoes keep walking back to you Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 88705 9/29/1955 I wonder if you feel the way Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 8132 1/24/1955 New Osage stomp Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8133 1/24/1955 Carnations for the memory Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8134 1/24/1955 Too much mambo Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8135 1/24/1955 Echo yodel Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8136 1/24/1955 New dreamy eyed waltz Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8137 1/24/1955 Black and blue rag Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8138 1/24/1955 Sincerely Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8139 1/24/1955 Cornball rag Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8140 1/25/1955 Beaumont rag Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8141 1/25/1955 Don't let the deal go down Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8142 1/25/1955 I'll follow wherever you go Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8143 1/25/1955 Four or five times Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8144 1/25/1955 San Antonio Rose Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8145 1/25/1955 Spanish two step Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8146 1/25/1955 Lone star rag Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8147 1/25/1955 The Boston fancy Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8148 1/25/1955 Hoopaw rag Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8149 1/25/1955 Don't keep it a secret Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8939 1/23/1956 Sugar baby Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8940 1/23/1956 So let's rock Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8941 1/23/1956 The bunny with the powder puff Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 8942 1/23/1956 Texas fiddler Texas Playboys ; Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Decca L 9881 2/27/1957 Betty's waltz Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 9882 2/27/1957 Wills' breakdown Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 9883 2/27/1957 La Golondrina Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 9884 2/27/1957 Texas two-step Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 9889 2/28/1957 Wait'll you see Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 9890 2/28/1957 An old flame Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 9891 2/28/1957 Oh! Monah Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 9892 2/28/1957 I'll always be in love with you Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 9893 2/28/1957 With tears in my eyes Bob Wills instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 9556 11/13/1956 Orange blossom special Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 9557 11/13/1956 Little star of heaven Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 9558 11/13/1956 It's the bottle talking Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 9559 11/13/1956 Gotta walk alone Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 9560 11/13/1956 Lilly Dale Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 9561 11/13/1956 New faded love Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 9562 11/13/1956 Toodleumbo Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 9563 11/13/1956 Bob's breakdown Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 9565 11/13/1956 What's the matter with the mill-1 Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys instrumentalist, violin  

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wills, Bob," accessed April 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103732.

Wills, Bob. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103732.

"Wills, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 April 2024.

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