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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 26-50 of 74 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 74 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Daffan, Ted," accessed June 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108485.

Daffan, Ted. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108485.

"Daffan, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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