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Bob Nolan

Bob Nolan (born Clarence Robert Nobles; April 13, 1908 – June 16, 1980, name changed to Robert Clarence Nobles in 1929) 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 13, 1908 (Winnipeg), Died June 16, 1980 (Newport Beach)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1947

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

Notes: Sings in the baritone vocal range.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 126 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 lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-040992 10-in. 10/23/1939 Tumbling tumbleweeds Vincent Lopez ; Sonny Schuyler ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
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 D5VB-1034 10-in. 3/17/1945 Cool water Vaughn Monroe ; Sons of the Pioneers ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with male vocal group and jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D5VB-1109 10-in. 8/8/1945 Forgive and forget Bob Nolan ; Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal ensemble, with string band leader  
Victor D5VB-1110 10-in. 8/8/1945 Cool Water Bob Nolan ; Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal ensemble, with string band composer, leader  
Victor D5VB-1111 10-in. 8/8/1945 The timber trail Bob Nolan ; Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal ensemble, with string band leader  
Victor D5VB-1112 10-in. 8/8/1945 The Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima Bob Nolan ; Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal ensemble, with string band leader  
Victor D6VB-2040 10-in. 3/15/1946 Cowboy camp meetin' Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal group, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D6VB-2041 10-in. 3/15/1946 Tumbling tumbleweeds Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal group, with whistling solo and string band vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
Victor D6VB-2042 10-in. 3/15/1946 Out California way Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal group, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D6VB-2043 10-in. 3/15/1946 Grievin' my heart out for you Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal group, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D6VB-2044 10-in. 3/15/1946 No one to cry to Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal group, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D6VB-2103 10-in. 8/15/1946 The everlasting hills of Oklahoma Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D6VB-2104 10-in. 8/15/1946 Chant of the wanderer Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D6VB-2105 10-in. 8/15/1946 Blue prairie Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2106 10-in. 8/21/1946 Trees Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal ensemble, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D6VB-2122 10-in. 9/2/1946 The letter marked unclaimed Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal ensemble, with string band 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-0435 10-in. 1/27/1947 My best to you Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal quartet, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D7VB-0436 10-in. 1/27/1947 Will there be sagebrush in heaven Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal quartet, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D7VB-0437 10-in. 1/27/1947 You don't know what lonesome is Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal quartet, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 126 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nolan, Bob," accessed February 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

Nolan, Bob. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

"Nolan, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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