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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 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, harmony vocal, leader, lyricist, songwriter

Notes: Sings in the baritone vocal range.

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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 95 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 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-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  
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-0450 10-in. 1/5/1947 Cigareetes, whusky and wild, wild women Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal quartet, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D7VB-0990 10-in. 6/20/1947 You never miss the water till the well runs dry Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal trio, with recitation and string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D7VB-0993 10-in. 6/20/1947 Out in Pioneertown Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal trio, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D7VB-1076 10-in. 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-1086 10-in. 10/17/1947 Calico apron and a gingham gown Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal trio, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 95 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nolan, Bob," accessed December 7, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

Nolan, Bob. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

"Nolan, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 7 December 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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