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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 51-74 of 74 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-74 of 74 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Daffan, Ted," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108485.

Daffan, Ted. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108485.

"Daffan, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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

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