Wills, Bob 1969-06-00
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
Tape 1, Side 1: Met Bob Wills in 1925,
Bob picked cotton during week,
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",
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
Original Recording Format:
Recording Format Notes:
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