Wills, Bob 1969-06-00

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A former teenage sweetheart of Bob Wills relates her personal recollections of the "King of Western Swing." For personal reasons, the interviewee asked that her name not be revealed.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bob Wills

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 1969

Location: Turkey, Texas

Interviewer: Dr. Charles Townsend

Length: 40 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Met Bob Wills in 1925, Country dances, Bob picked cotton during week, Wills family, Eight children, Attended country dances with Bob, Model T Ford, W. Lee O’Daniel and the Light Crust Doughboys, Paid $5-$10 per night, Audiences composed of country folks, Bob’s ambition to be a preacher, Sacred music on regular program, Wichita Falls stage show, Music reflects "cowboy country", Bob’s personality, Remembers old friends, Last appearance in Turkey.

Tape 1, Side 2: Description of Wills home, Bob Wills’ mother, Bob Wills as a sweetheart, Bob’s personality (again), A "man’s man", Career as a barber in Turkey.

Range Dates: 1925-1969

Bulk Dates: 1925-1930s


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