Tune Wranglers

The Tune Wranglers were a Western swing band from San Antonio, Texas, popular in the 1930s.

The group formed in 1935, and its original membership included Buster Coward (vocals, guitar), Eddie Fielding (banjo), and Charlie Gregg (vocals, fiddle). Fielding was replaced by Joe Barnes (known as Red Brown) soon after, and around 1936 Eddie Duncan joined on steel guitar. Fiddler Leonard Seago and Noah Hatley also played with the group for a short period. They played most often in Texas and Mexico, where they received airplay on border radio stations such as WOAI and KTSA.

From 1936 they recorded for Bluebird Records, both under their own name in English and under the name Tono Hombres in Spanish. In total, they recorded about 80 tunes, including a session of Hawaiian-style songs with banjoist/reeds twins Neal & Beal.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 79 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-99394 10-in. 2/27/1936 Buster's crawdad song Tune Wranglers Male vocal solo and ensemble, with string band Musical group  
Victor BS-99395 10-in. 2/27/1936 Rancho grande Tune Wranglers Male vocal trio, with string band Musical group  
Victor BS-99396 10-in. 2/27/1936 It was midnight on the ocean Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo and ensemble Musical group  
Victor BS-99397 10-in. 2/27/1936 They go wild over me Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-99398 10-in. 2/27/1936 Red's tight like that Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo and ensemble Musical group  
Victor BS-99399 10-in. 2/27/1936 Ragtime Cowboy Joe Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio Musical group  
Victor BS-99400 10-in. 2/27/1936 Drivin' the doggies along Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and yodeling Musical group  
Victor BS-99401 10-in. 2/27/1936 Ride on, old timer, ride on Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal duet Musical group  
Victor BS-99402 10-in. 2/27/1936 She's sweet Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-99403 10-in. 2/27/1936 Sarah Jane Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio Musical group  
Victor BS-99418 10-in. 2/28/1936 I'm just wild about that thing Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble Musical group  
Victor BS-99419 10-in. 2/28/1936 Born too soon Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble Musical group  
Victor BS-99430 10-in. 2/28/1936 My sweet thing Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble Musical group  
Victor BS-99431 10-in. 2/28/1936 Texas sand Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio Musical group  
Victor BS-99432 10-in. 2/28/1936 Lonesome blues Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-99433 10-in. 2/28/1936 I can't change it Tune Wranglers String band, with vocal Musical group  
Victor BS-02868 10-in. 10/24/1936 I wish you were jealous of me Buster Coward ; Eddie Duncan ; Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal duet Musical group  
Victor BS-02869 10-in. 10/24/1936 They cut down the old pine tree Buster Coward ; Bill Dickey ; Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal duet Musical group  
Victor BS-02870 10-in. 10/24/1936 Oh, look at that baby Eddie Duncan ; Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-02871 10-in. 10/24/1936 Sweet mama blues Buster Coward ; Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble Musical group  
Victor BS-02872 10-in. 10/24/1936 I'll be hanged if they're goin' to hang me Buster Coward ; Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-02873 10-in. 10/24/1936 Hot peanuts Eddie Duncan ; Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-02874 10-in. 10/24/1936 I believe in you Buster Coward ; Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-02875 10-in. 10/24/1936 The one rose in my heart Eddie Duncan ; Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-02876 10-in. 10/24/1936 Yesterday Buster Coward ; Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 79 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tune Wranglers," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111944.

Tune Wranglers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111944.

"Tune Wranglers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111944

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