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 76-95 of 95 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 414 10-in. 7/3/1936 One more ride Sons of the Pioneers instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca DLA 1697 10-in. 1/4/1939 When it's lamp lighting time in the valley Tex Ritter vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca DLA 1698 10-in. 1/4/1939 Singin' in the saddle Tex Ritter vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca DLA 1699 10-in. 1/4/1939 Sundown on the prairie Tex Ritter vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca DLA 1700 10-in. 1/4/1939 Viva Tequilla Tex Ritter vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca DLA 2714 10-in. 9/3/1941 I knew it all the time Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 2715 10-in. 9/3/1941 You broke my heart, little darlin' Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 2716 10-in. 9/3/1941 How was I to know Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 2763 10-in. 9/16/1941 Pay me no mind Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 2764 10-in. 9/16/1941 Salt River Valley Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 2765 10-in. 9/16/1941 Tumbleweed trail Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 2766 10-in. 9/16/1941 Plain old plains Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 2959 10-in. 3/23/1942 Private buckaroo Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 2960 10-in. 3/23/1942 O ooh wonderful world Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 2961 10-in. 3/23/1942 I'll be around somewhere Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca DLA 2962 10-in. 3/23/1942 I'm crying my heart out over you Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 3269 10-in. 12/28/1943 I hang my head and cry Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 3270 10-in. 12/28/1943 Home in San Antone Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 3271 10-in. 12/28/1943 Let me keep my memories Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 3272 10-in. 12/28/1943 There's a new moon over my shoulder Sons of the Pioneers vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 76-95 of 95 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nolan, Bob," accessed February 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

Nolan, Bob. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110074.

"Nolan, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 February 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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