Goebel Reeves

Goebel Leon Reeves (October 9, 1899 – January 26, 1959) was an American folk singer. His most famous song is "Hobo's Lullaby," which has been covered by numerous singers, notably Woody Guthrie and his son Arlo.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 9th, 1899 (Texas), Died January 26th, 1959 (Long Beach)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist, yodeling

Notes: Often sub-credited on disc labels as "The Texas Drifter."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W402714 10-in. 6/25/1929 The tramp's mother Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
OKeh W402715 10-in. 6/25/1929 I learned about women from her Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh W402716 10-in. 6/25/1929 The drifter Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W402717 10-in. 6/25/1929 The drifter Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403579 10-in. 1/3/1930 When the clock struck seventeen Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403580 10-in. 1/3/1930 Blue undertaker's blues Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403581 10-in. 1/3/1930 Blue undertaker's blues Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403582 10-in. 1/3/1930 Fortunes galore Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403588 10-in. 1/6/1930 My mountain gal Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403589 10-in. 1/6/1930 A song of the sea Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
OKeh W403590 10-in. 1/6/1930 In the land of the never was Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
OKeh W403591 10-in. 1/6/1930 Blue undertaker's blues, pt. 3 Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403592 10-in. 1/6/1930 Blue undertaker's blues, pt. 4 Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W403593 10-in. 1/6/1930 The Texas Drifter's warning Goebel Reeves Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C3774 10-in. 7/3/1929 The cowboy’s dream Arkansas Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar and harmonica composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C8257 10-in. 10/30/1931 I’m a lonesome cowboy The Texas Drifter [Goebel Reeves] Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C8258 10-in. 10/30/1931 The cowboy’s secret The Texas Drifter [Goebel Reeves] Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C8259 10-in. 10/30/1931 John Law and the hobo The Texas Drifter [Goebel Reeves] Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C8260 10-in. 10/30/1931 The prisoner’s song The Texas Drifter [Goebel Reeves] Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C1762-C1763 10-in. 3/22/1928 The cowboy’s dream Marc Williams Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E34013 10-in. 10/15/1930 The drifter The Texas Drifter [Goebel Reeves] Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E34014 10-in. 10/15/1930 The drifter The Texas Drifter [Goebel Reeves] Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E34015 10-in. 10/15/1930 At the end of the hobo's trail The Texas Drifter [Goebel Reeves] Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E34016 10-in. 10/15/1930 The Oklahoma Kid The Texas Drifter [Goebel Reeves] Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Decca C 9363 10-in. 8/31/1934 Cowboy's lullabye The Texas Drifter [Goebel Reeves] vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reeves, Goebel," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107063.

Reeves, Goebel. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107063.

"Reeves, Goebel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107063

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