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U.S.A, 1937-8; KITE, Kansas City, Mo., 1939-40; KMBC Brush Creek Follies, Kansas City, Mo., 1940-5; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1946-9; Eddy Arnold Show, toured U.S.A., 1949-53; KWTO Ozark Jubilee, Springfield, Mo., 1954-5; WLW Midwestern Hayride, NBC-TV, 1956; WRCP-TV, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1956-7; WABT-TV, Birmingham, Ala., 1957-8; WTVC-TV, Chat­tanooga, 1958-9; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, I960—. Sterling, 1947; Mercury, 1948; RCA, 1950; and Coral, 1954—; Records. Sang with Hank Williams: Wealth Won't Save Your Soul; Never Again Will I Knock on Your Door; When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels. Writer of: I Miss Old Okla., 1932; Drive My Blues Away, 1934; You Don't Have to Worry, 1946; My Pillow Knows, 1950; Long Gone, 1952; etc. Co-writer of: Poor Boy, 1948; Old Indians Never Die; Eat a Little More; My Heart Is Tired. Movies: Fueding Rhythm, Columbia, 1949; Hoe Down, 1949. Was first country group to play Constitution Hall. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Wills, Bob "Daddy of Western Swing"; b. 1906. Traveled with a medicine show. Plays fiddle and has been on radio since 1932. Entertainment experience: Light Crust Doughboys and W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, 1932; Org. Texas Playboys in 1932; Radio, Waco, Texas; KVOO, Tulsa, Okla.; KGNC, Amarillo, Texas; KBYE, Okla. City, Okla.; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV; 20 movies, Hollywood, Calif.; etc. Columbia, Silver Bell, Decca, Harmony, and Liberty Records. Album: Bob Wills Special. Songs re­corded: Stars and Stripes on I wo Jima; Texas Playboy Rag; White Cross on Okinawa; Orange Blossom Special; Lone Star Rag; New Faded Love; Toodleumbo; Bob's Breakdown; With Tears in My Eyes; An Old Flame; Wait'll You See; Texas Two Step; La Golondrina; Wills Breakdown; Betty's Waltz; San Antonio Rose; Time Changes Everything; Trouble in Mind; I Can't Go on This Way; Take Me Back to Tulsa; New San Antonio Rose; Cut It Out; I'm Satisfied with My Dreams; My Home Is Not a Home at All; That's What I Like; Smoke on the Water; Silver Dew on the Blue; New Spanish Two Step; G. I. Wish; The Convict and the Rose, etc.