Guy Willis

Birth and Death Data: Born July 15, 1915, Died April 13, 1981

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, leader, vocalist

Notes: Born James Willis; listed as "J. V. Willis" in Victor ledgers.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-5501 10-in. 8/20/1950 The lovebug itch Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5502 10-in. 8/21/1950 White Christmas Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5503 10-in. 8/21/1950 Santa Claus is coming to town Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5839 10-in. 11/9/1950 There's been a change in me Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5845 10-in. 11/10/1950 Jesus and the atheist Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-5945 10-in. 10/24/1950 Down yonder Oklahoma Wranglers ; Guy Willis String band leader  
Victor E0VB-5947 10-in. 10/24/1950 Soldiers' joy Oklahoma Wranglers ; Guy Willis String band leader  
Victor E0VB-5948 10-in. 10/24/1950 Flop-eared mule Oklahoma Wranglers ; Guy Willis String band leader  
Victor E0VB-6279 10-in. 12/13/1950 Kentucky waltz Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-6280 10-in. 12/13/1950 Something old, something new Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-6281 10-in. 12/13/1950 May the good Lord bless and keep you Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-6282 10-in. 12/13/1950 I'm writing a letter to the Lord Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E1VB-1188 10" 2/20/1951 Look what thoughts will do Oklahoma Wranglers ; Guy Willis Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E1VB-1189 10" 2/20/1951 Shine, shave, shower Oklahoma Wranglers ; Guy Willis Male vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E1VB-1198 10" 2/20/1951 If I should need you (would you say "yes") Oklahoma Wranglers ; The Willis Brothers Male vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E1VB-1199 10" 2/20/1951 I know you'll never change Oklahoma Wranglers Male vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E1VB-1784 10" 4/18/1951 I wanna play house with you Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E1VB-1790 10" 4/16/1951 He knows Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E1VB-2003 10" 4/17/1951 Country kisses Oklahoma Wranglers ; Guy Willis Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E1VB-2004 10" 4/17/1951 Warm beer and a cold, cold woman Oklahoma Wranglers ; Guy Willis Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Willis, Guy," accessed January 24, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357654.

Willis, Guy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 24, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357654.

"Willis, Guy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 24 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357654

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