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Ted Daffan

Theron Eugene "Ted" Daffan (September 21, 1912 – October 6, 1996) was an American country musician noted for composing the seminal "Truck Driver's Blues" and two much covered country anthems of unrequited love, "Born to Lose" and "I'm a Fool to Care".

Birth and Death Data: Born September 21st, 1912 (Beauregard Parish), Died October 6th, 1996 (Houston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: electric steel guitar, songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-047567 10-in. 2/6/1940 Truck drivers' blues Slim Johnson ; Singing Cowboys Male vocal duet, with string band composer  
Victor BS-048001 10-in. 2/13/1940 Blue steele blues Bar-X Cowboys String band songwriter  
Victor BS-059287 10-in. 3/5/1941 Worried mind Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-063048 10-in. 4/8/1941 You've got to stop fussin' at me Bar-X Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Victor BS-063049 10-in. 4/8/1941 Just for tonight Bar-X Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Victor BS-063050 10-in. 4/8/1941 Let's go honky-tonkin' tonight Bar-X Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Victor BS-063051 10-in. 4/8/1941 Locket of gold Bar-X Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Victor BS-063052 10-in. 4/8/1941 I want somebody like you Bar-X Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Victor BS-063053 10-in. 4/8/1941 Hang over blues Bar-X Cowboys String band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Victor BS-063054 10-in. 4/8/1941 Struttin' around Bar-X Cowboys String band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Victor BS-063055 10-in. 4/8/1941 I didn't think I'd care Bar-X Cowboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Daffan, Ted," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108485.

Daffan, Ted. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108485.

"Daffan, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108485

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