Floyd Tillman

Floyd Tillman (December 8, 1914 – August 22, 2003) was an American country musician who, in the 1930s and 1940s, helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres. Tillman was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 8th, 1914 (Ryan), Died August 22nd, 2003 (Bacliff)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-028729 10-in. 10/27/1938 It makes no difference now Tom Dickey Show Boys String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030371 10-in. 12/8/1938 It makes no difference now Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-035757 10-in. 4/17/1939 What difference does it make? Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar composer  
Victor BS-035758 10-in. 4/17/1939 Answer to "It makes no difference now" Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-037083 10-in. 7/18/1939 Two more years (And I'll be free) Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and string bass songwriter  
Victor BS-041314 10-in. 8/24/1939 I'll keep on loving you Tennessee Ramblers Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor BS-047697 10-in. 2/13/1940 I'm just an outcast Bar-X Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-063081 10-in. 4/10/1941 Until you went away Southern Playboys [Nolan Bush] String band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 9782 10-in. 10/10/1924 It makes no difference now Brownies [Wilbur Sweatman] Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca 65156 10-in. 3/6/1939 What difference does it make Leon Selph's Blue Ridge Playboys vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 65157 10-in. 3/6/1939 Two more years Leon Selph's Blue Ridge Playboys vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 65158 10-in. 3/6/1939 Precious memory Leon Selph's Blue Ridge Playboys vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 65159 10-in. 3/6/1939 Why do I love you Leon Selph's Blue Ridge Playboys vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 65160 10-in. 3/6/1939 Some day Leon Selph's Blue Ridge Playboys vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 65161 10-in. 3/6/1939 If you should go away I'd cry Leon Selph's Blue Ridge Playboys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66325 10-in. 8/29/1939 I didn't know Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 66326 10-in. 8/29/1939 There must be someone for me Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 66327 10-in. 8/29/1939 I'm always dreaming of you Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 66328 10-in. 8/29/1939 Don't be blue Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 66329 10-in. 8/29/1939 I never felt this way before Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 66330 10-in. 8/29/1939 Maybe I'll get by without you Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 66331 10-in. 8/29/1939 I'd settle down for you Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 66332 10-in. 8/29/1939 It had to be that way Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 72003 10-in. 4/20/1944 There's no use to try it anymore Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 72004 10-in. 4/20/1944 Each night at nine Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 72005 10-in. 4/20/1944 G. I. blues Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 72006 10-in. 4/20/1944 Dreams won't let me forget you Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 92088 10-in. 4/11/1940 I'll come back to you-1, 2 The Village Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 92090 10-in. 4/11/1940 Daisy May-2 The Village Boys vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 92092 10-in. 4/11/1940 I'm gonna change all my ways-2 The Village Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 92094 10-in. 4/11/1940 The mountains will see her face no more-2 The Village Boys instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 93736 10-in. 4/30/1941 It's been a long, long time Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 93737 10-in. 4/30/1941 All because of you Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 93738 10-in. 4/30/1941 I've learned my lesson now Floyd Tillman vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 93739 10-in. 4/30/1941 They took the stars out of heaven Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 93740 10-in. 4/30/1941 Rio Grande Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 93741 10-in. 4/30/1941 Why do you treat me this way Floyd Tillman instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tillman, Floyd," accessed April 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106450.

Tillman, Floyd. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106450.

"Tillman, Floyd." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106450

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