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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.

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 126 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-2136 10-in. 12/1/1947 Home on the range Roy Rogers ; Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal solo, with string band and male vocal quartet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia HCO1868 10-in. 6/5/1946 Tumbling tumbleweeds Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
Columbia WC3119 10-in. 6/13/1940 Cool water Bob and Randall Atcher and Bonnie Blue Eyes String band, with mixed vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Brunswick LA1483 10-in. 10/21/1937 I love you Nelly Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal solo, with string ensemble and vocal trio vocalist, lead vocal  
Brunswick LA1488 10-in. 10/21/1937 Power in the blood Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal quartet, with violin, guitars, and bass vocalist, lead vocal  
Brunswick LA1496 10-in. 10/26/1937 Open range ahead Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal trio, with string band vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick LA1540 10-in. 12/14/1937 One more river to cross Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal solo, with string band and male vocal chorus vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick LA1542 10-in. 12/14/1937 Lead me gently home, father Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal quartet, with guitars and bass vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick LA1543 10-in. 12/14/1937 The devil's great grandson Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal solo, with string band and male vocal chorus vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick LA1547 10-in. 12/16/1937 Hold that critter down Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal solo, with string band and male vocal chorus vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
Vocalion 16629 10-in. 1/11/1935 Tumbling tumbleweeds Gene Autry Trio Male vocal trio, with string band composer, lyricist  
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 51-75 of 126 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nolan, Bob," accessed April 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

Nolan, Bob. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

"Nolan, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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