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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

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-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  
Columbia H660 10-in. 2/20/1942 Time won't heal my broken heart Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, leader, lyricist  
Columbia H661 10-in. 2/20/1942 Long John Ted Daffan's Texans String band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader  
Columbia H662 10-in. 2/20/1942 Look who's talkin' Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader  
Columbia H1210 10-in. 1/10/1945 Headin' down the wrong highway Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, composer, lyricist  
Columbia H1211 10-in. 1/10/1945 Shadow on my heart Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, composer, lyricist  
Columbia H1212 10-in. 1/10/1945 Trouble keeps hanging 'round my door Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, composer, lyricist  
Columbia H1213 10-in. 1/16/1945 Lonesome highway Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal trio leader, composer, lyricist  
Columbia H1223 10-in. 1/20/1945 Beyond the shadow of a doubt Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, songwriter  
Columbia HCO1807 10-in. 4/24/1946 Broken vows Ted Daffan's Texans Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, lyricist, composer, leader  
Columbia HCO1808 10-in. 4/24/1946 Shut that gate Ted Daffan's Texans Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, songwriter, leader  
Columbia HCO1810 10-in. 4/24/1946 Deep down inside Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia HCO1811 10-in. 4/24/1946 You'll always be around Ted Daffan's Texans Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO2569 10-in. 8/25/1947 The straight and narrow way Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo and trio chorus instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2570 10-in. 8/25/1947 Just born that way Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO2571 10-in. 8/25/1947 Two of a kind Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO2572 10-in. 8/25/1947 Poor little bar fly Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO2573 10-in. 8/25/1947 Bury me deep Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO2574 10-in. 8/25/1947 Now I must reap (what I have sown) Ted Daffan's Texans Male vocal duet, with string band leader, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO2575 10-in. 8/25/1947 Too far gone Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Columbia HCO2581 10-in. 8/25/1947 Go on - go on Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO2885 10-in. 12/5/1947 I'm a fool to care Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO3456 10-in. 12/28/1949 Got money on my mind Curley Borgen ; Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist, producer  
Columbia HCO3457 10-in. 12/28/1948 Flame of love Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader, composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO3460 10-in. 12/27/1948 Among your souvenirs Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia HCO3461 10-in. 12/27/1948 I'm that kind of a guy Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader, composer, lyricist  
Columbia C3701 10-in. 4/29/1941 Worried mind Roy Acuff ; Smoky Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Columbia CO42744 10-in. 1/29/1950 I'm gonna leave this darned old town Ted Daffan & His Texans String band, with male vocal solo and recitation leader, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, speaker, composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO42745 10-in. 1/29/1950 I've got five dollars and it's Saturday night Ted Daffan & His Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO42746 10-in. 1/29/1950 Kiss me goodnight Ted Daffan & His Texans String band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO42747 10-in. 1/29/1950 Aint got no name rag Ted Daffan & His Texans String band songwriter, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader  
Brunswick DAL1058 10-in. 4/25/1940 Worried mind Ted Daffan's Texans Male vocal solo, with string band lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader  
Brunswick DAL1060 10-in. 4/25/1940 Let her go Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick DAL1062 10-in. 4/25/1940 Rainy day blues Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader, composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Brunswick DAL1064 10-in. 4/25/1940 I'm a fool to care Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist, leader  
Brunswick DAL1065 10-in. 4/25/1940 Blue steel blues Ted Daffan's Texans String band composer, instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader  
Brunswick DAL1068 10-in. 4/25/1940 Put your little arms around me Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader  
Brunswick DAL1155 10-in. 2/21/1941 Weary, worried and blue Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick DAL1156 10-in. 2/21/1941 Too late, little girl, too late Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick DAL1162 10-in. 2/22/1941 Because Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick DAL1165 10-in. 2/22/1941 Always alone Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick DAL1166 10-in. 2/22/1941 Those blue eyes don't sparkle anymore Ted Daffan's Texans String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, leader  
Brunswick DAL1167 10-in. 2/22/1941 Weary steel blues Ted Daffan's Texans String band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick DAL1170 10-in. 2/24/1941 New worried mind Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick DAL1217 10-in. 3/4/1941 Meet me down in honky tonk town Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Brunswick DAL1221 10-in. 3/4/1941 Darling, it's all over now Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Brunswick DAL1225 10-in. 3/4/1941 Honky tonk Chinese dime Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Brunswick DAL1226 10-in. 3/5/1941 All I want is you Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Brunswick DAL1227 10-in. 3/5/1941 Who's been here? Al Dexter and his Troopers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  
Brunswick DAL1228 10-in. 3/5/1941 Sundown polka Al Dexter and his Troopers String band instrumentalist, electric steel guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Daffan, Ted," accessed June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108485.

Daffan, Ted. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108485.

"Daffan, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

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

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