Johnnie Lee Wills

Johnnie Lee Wills (September 2, 1912 – October 25, 1984) was an American Western swing fiddler popular in the 1930s and 1940s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1912, Died October 25, 1984

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor banjo, banjo, guitar, songwriter, vocalist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 70 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-3312 10-in. 1/16/1950 Rag mop Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Columbia DAL981 10-in. 4/16/1940 New San Antonio rose Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia DAL975 10-in. 4/15/1940 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1475 10-in. 9/29/1936 She's killing me Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1477 10-in. 9/29/1936 No matter how she done it (she's just a dirty dame) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1479 10-in. 9/29/1936 Steel guitar rag Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1480 10-in. 9/29/1936 Get along home Cindy Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1481 10-in. 9/29/1936 Trouble in mind Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1482 10-in. 9/29/1936 What's the matter with the mill? Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solos instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1483 10-in. 9/29/1936 Sugar blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1484 10-in. 9/29/1936 Basin Street blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1485 10-in. 9/29/1936 Red hot gal of mine Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1487 10-in. 9/29/1936 Too busy! Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1493 10-in. 9/30/1936 Fan it Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo, vocalist  
Columbia C1495 10-in. 9/30/1936 Mean mama blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1500 10-in. 9/30/1936 Bring it on down to my house Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solos instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1503 10-in. 9/30/1936 Right or wrong Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia C1504 10-in. 9/30/1936 Swing blues no.1 Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Columbia CO42637 10-in. January 1950 Rag mop Leon McAuliffe and his Western Swing Band String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick DAL126 10-in. 9/23/1935 Osage stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL127 10-in. 9/23/1935 Get with it Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL129 10-in. 9/23/1935 I can't give you anything but love Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL130 10-in. 9/23/1935 Spanish two step Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL131 10-in. 9/23/1935 Maiden's prayer Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
Brunswick DAL133 10-in. 9/23/1935 St Louis blues Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, tenor banjo  
(Results 1-25 of 70 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wills, Johnnie Lee," accessed July 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351121.

Wills, Johnnie Lee. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351121.

"Wills, Johnnie Lee." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351121

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