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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 21, 1912 (Beauregard Parish), Died October 6, 1996 (Houston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: electric steel guitar, composer, leader, lyricist, songwriter, vocalist, producer, speaker

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 72 records)

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-062742 10-in. 3/7/1941 Worried mind Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band 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  
Victor BS-067563 10-in. 8/13/1941 Worried mind The Airport Boys Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars and string bass songwriter  
Victor BS-067942 10-in. 9/30/1941 Worried mind Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Butch Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor E0VB-4608 10-in. 5/15/1950 I've got five dollars and it's Saturday night '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D6VB-2623 10-in. 8/7/1946 Shut that gate Buchanan Brothers ; Georgia Catamounts Male vocal duet, with string band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1947 10" 10/29/1947 Headin' down the wrong highway Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D7VB-2041 10-in. 11/11/1947 Born to lose Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Columbia CO41622 10-in. 7/28/1949 Take that leash off of me Ted Daffan & His Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO41623 10-in. 7/28/1949 That's a dad-blamed lie Ted Daffan & His Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO41624 10-in. 7/28/1949 Strangers passing by Ted Daffan & His Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia CO41625 10-in. 7/28/1949 So dissatisfied Ted Daffan & His Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia H655 10-in. 2/20/1942 Born to lose Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, leader, lyricist  
Columbia H658 10-in. 2/20/1942 Bluest blues Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, vocalist, leader, lyricist  
Columbia H659 10-in. 2/20/1942 No letter today Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, leader, lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 72 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Daffan, Ted," accessed February 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108485.

Daffan, Ted. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108485.

"Daffan, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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