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 (Results 26-50 of 95 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-1087 10-in. 10/17/1947 Happy birthday polka Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal trio, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D7VB-1088 10-in. 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-1700 10-in. 10/15/1947 A hundred and sixty acres Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal trio, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor D7VB-1701 10-in. 10/16/1947 The last round-up Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal trio, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal  
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  
Decca 93648 10-in. 4/1/1941 Wagner hoedown Farr Brothers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 93649 10-in. 4/1/1941 Boggy road to Texas Farr Brothers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 10 10-in. 8/8/1934 Way out there Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 11 10-in. 8/8/1934 Tumbling tumbleweeds Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 12 10-in. 8/8/1934 Moonlight on the prairie Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 13 10-in. 8/8/1934 Ridin' home Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 26-50 of 95 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nolan, Bob," accessed January 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

Nolan, Bob. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

"Nolan, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 January 2023.

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

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