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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 51-75 of 95 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 122 10-in. 3/7/1935 I follow the stream Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 123 10-in. 3/7/1935 There's a roundup in the sky Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 124 10-in. 3/7/1935 And I still do Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 125 10-in. 3/7/1935 Roving cowboy Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 138 10-in. 3/13/1935 When our old aged pension check comes to our door Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 139 10-in. 3/13/1935 Will you love me when my hair has turned to silver Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 140 10-in. 3/13/1935 When I leave the world behind me Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 141 10-in. 3/13/1935 Pop eyed Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 241 10-in. 10/9/1935 Over the Santa Fe trail Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 242 10-in. 10/9/1935 Song of the pioneers Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 243 10-in. 10/9/1935 The new frontier Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 244 10-in. 10/9/1935 Echoes from the hills Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 245 10-in. 10/16/1935 Kilocycle stomp Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 246 10-in. 10/16/1935 Cajun stomp Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 247 10-in. 10/16/1935 Kelly waltz Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 248 10-in. 10/16/1935 Westward ho! Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 358 10-in. 5/8/1936 The hills of old Wyomin' Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 359 10-in. 5/8/1936 A melody from the sky Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 360 10-in. 5/8/1936 We'll rest at the end of the trail Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 361 10-in. 5/8/1936 Texas star Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 382 10-in. 6/18/1936 Blue bonnet girl Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 383 10-in. 6/18/1936 Ride, ranger, ride Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 411 10-in. 7/3/1936 Empty saddles Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 412 10-in. 7/3/1936 Blue prairie Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 413 10-in. 7/3/1936 I'm an old cowhand (From the Rio Grande) Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 51-75 of 95 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nolan, Bob," accessed February 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

Nolan, Bob. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

"Nolan, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 February 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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