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Bob Nolan

Bob Nolan (born Robert Clarence Nobles, April 13, 1908 – June 16, 1980) was a Canadian-born American singer, songwriter, and actor. He was a founding member of the Sons of the Pioneers, and composer of numerous Country music and Western music songs, including the standards "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds." He is generally regarded as one of the finest Western songwriters of all time. As an actor and singer he appeared in scores of Western films.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 13th, 1908 (Winnipeg), Died June 16th, 1980 (Newport Beach)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, string bass, composer, harmony vocal, lyricist

Notes: Sings in the baritone vocal range.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 76 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-99313 10-in. 2/24/1936 Tumbling tumbleweeds Bill Boyd ; Jim Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-040992 10-in. 10/23/1939 Tumbling tumbleweeds Vincent Lopez ; Sonny Schuyler ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-041282 10-in. 8/23/1939 'Way out there Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with yodeling, guitar, and mandolin composer  
Victor BS-056525 10-in. 10/11/1940 Wind The Pine Ridge Boys Male vocal duet, with guitar composer  
Victor BS-056530 10-in. 10/12/1940 Grab your saddle horn and blow Cecil Campbell ; Tennessee Ramblers Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-063022 10-in. 4/4/1941 When you come to the rainbow's end Cherry Sisters Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor D7VB-0415 10-in. 1/5/1947 Teardrops in my heart Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal quartet, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D7VB-0438 10-in. 1/27/1947 Red river valley Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal quintet, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D7VB-1076 10" 10/16/1947 The bar none ranch (in the sky) Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal solo, with string band and vocal harmonies vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D7VB-1088 10" 10/17/1947 Let me share your name Bob Nolan ; Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal solo, with string band, vocal chorus, and narration vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
Victor D7VB-2121 10-in. 11/24/1947 Santa Fe - New Mexico Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal quartet, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 61926 10-in. 2/22/1937 'Way out there Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 61927 10-in. 2/22/1937 Tumbling tumbleweeds Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 93626 10-in. 3/27/1941 So long to the Red River valley Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93627 10-in. 3/27/1941 My love went without water Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93628 10-in. 3/27/1941 They drew my number Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93629 10-in. 3/27/1941 He' s gone up the trail Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93630 10-in. 3/27/1941 A love that ended too soon Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93631 10-in. 3/27/1941 Cielito lindo Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93632 10-in. 3/27/1941 Cool water Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93633 10-in. 3/27/1941 You don't love me but I' ll always love you Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93644 10-in. 4/1/1941 There's a long, long trail Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93645 10-in. 4/1/1941 Kelly waltz Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93646 10-in. 4/1/1941 Lonely Rose of Mexico Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93647 4/1/1941 Rye whiskey Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 76 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nolan, Bob," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

Nolan, Bob. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

"Nolan, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074

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