Eldon Shamblin

Eldon Shamblin (April 24, 1916 – August 5, 1998) was an American guitarist and arranger, particularly important to the development of Western swing music as one of the first electric guitarists in a popular dance band. He was a member of the Strangers during the 1970s and 1980s and was the last surviving member of Bob Wills' band the Texas Playboys.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 24, 1916 (Clinton), Died August 5, 1998 (Tulsa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: electric guitar, guitar

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 63 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-1305 10-in. 7/23/1947 Shut up and drink your beer Rhythm Busters (Luke Wills) ; Luther Jay "Luke" Wills Male vocal solo, with vocal trio and string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D7VB-1307 10-in. 7/23/1947 High voltage gal Rhythm Busters (Luke Wills) ; Luther Jay "Luke" Wills Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D7VB-1308 10-in. 7/23/1947 (Gotta get to) Oklahoma City Rhythm Busters (Luke Wills) ; Luther Jay "Luke" Wills Male vocal solo, with vocal trio and string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D7VB-1312 10-in. 7/23/1947 Bob Will two-step Rhythm Busters (Luke Wills) ; Luther Jay "Luke" Wills String band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D7VB-1314 10-in. 7/23/1947 Cain's stomp Rhythm Busters (Luke Wills) ; Luther Jay "Luke" Wills String band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D7VB-1315 10-in. 7/23/1947 Louisiana blues Rhythm Busters (Luke Wills) ; Luther Jay "Luke" Wills String band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
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, electric guitar  
Columbia H372 10-in. 7/23/1941 Blue Bonnet Lane Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia H373 10-in. 7/23/1941 Bob Wills stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia H375 10-in. 7/23/1941 Please don't leave me Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia H377 10-in. 7/23/1941 Cherokee maiden Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia H378 10-in. 7/24/1941 Ride on! (my prairie pinto) Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia H380 10-in. 7/24/1941 It's all your fault Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia H381 10-in. 7/24/1941 Goodnight little sweetheart Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia H382 10-in. 7/24/1941 Dusty skies Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia H383 10-in. 7/24/1941 My life's been a pleasure Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric 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, guitar  
Columbia CCO4858 10-in. 10/15/1947 The devil ain't lazy Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4859 10-in. 10/15/1947 A sweet kind of love Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4860 10-in. 10/15/1947 Hometown stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4861 10-in. 10/15/1947 Cowboy stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4862 10-in. 10/15/1947 Misery Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4864 10-in. 10/15/1947 Bob Wills schottische Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4866 10-in. 10/16/1947 Texarkana baby Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia CCO4867 10-in. 10/16/1947 Good time cake-walk Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 63 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shamblin, Eldon," accessed February 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/359732.

Shamblin, Eldon. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/359732.

"Shamblin, Eldon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 February 2024.

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