Leon McAuliffe

William Leon McAuliffe (January 3, 1917 – August 20, 1988) was an American Western swing guitarist who was a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys during the 1930s. He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of that band, and was a member of the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 3, 1917 (Houston), Died September 20, 1988 (Tulsa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: electric steel guitar, Musical group, leader, vocalist, electric guitar, composer, lead vocal, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 110 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-014056 10-in. 9/12/1937 New steel guitar rag Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with drums composer  
Victor BS-054595 10-in. 10/10/1940 Little girl, go ask your mother Claude Casey ; Pine State Playboys String band, with vocal composer  
Victor D6VB-1982 10-in. 12/17/1946 Steel guitar rag Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Columbia CO41628 10-in. 7/31/1949 Sugar and salt Leon McAuliffe and his Western Swing Band String band, with male vocal solo Musical group, leader, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, songwriter  
Columbia CO41630 10-in. 7/31/1949 Panhandle waltz Leon McAuliffe and his Western Swing Band String band composer, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader, Musical group  
Columbia H372 10-in. 7/23/1941 Blue Bonnet Lane Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H373 10-in. 7/23/1941 Bob Wills stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H374 10-in. 7/23/1941 Lil Liza Jane Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H375 10-in. 7/23/1941 Please don't leave me Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H377 10-in. 7/23/1941 Cherokee maiden Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
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, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H380 10-in. 7/24/1941 It's all your fault Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, lead vocal, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H381 10-in. 7/24/1941 Goodnight little sweetheart Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H382 10-in. 7/24/1941 Dusty skies Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
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 instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, vocalist, lead vocal  
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, electric steel guitar  
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, electric steel guitar, vocalist, lead vocal  
Columbia H838 10-in. 7/14/1942 Liberty Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H839 10-in. 7/14/1942 Miss Molly Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, lead vocal, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H841 10-in. 7/15/1942 Honeymoon trail Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Columbia H843 10-in. 7/15/1942 You're from Texas Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H844 10-in. 7/15/1942 Goodbye, Liza Jane Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal trio vocalist, lead vocal  
Columbia H845 10-in. 7/16/1942 My confession Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H849 10-in. 7/16/1942 Let's ride with Bob (Theme song) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
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 instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 110 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McAuliffe, Leon," accessed July 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106435.

McAuliffe, Leon. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106435.

"McAuliffe, Leon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 July 2024.

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