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Wills, Bob

Born 1905 near Kosse, Texas. Died in 1975. Brother of Billy Jack and Johnnie Lee Wills.

References:

  • Feature article, partial discography, and filmography in issue 130 (2012) of American Music.

Original Releases

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Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1951/Feb. 3
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.)  10898  [78] No rating Anything
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Jack Loyd
   
    No rating End Of The Line
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Johnny Gimble And The Playboy Trio
   
1951/Feb. 3
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K10898  [45] No rating Anything
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Jack Loyd
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B Bullet Rockafeller LP 7007 (#14)
    No rating End Of The Line
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Johnny Gimble And The Playboy Trio
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A  
1953/Nov. 21
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.)  11635  [78] No rating Bottle Baby Boogie
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Billy Jack Wills
   
    No rating As I Sit Broken Hearted
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Bob Wills
   
1953/Nov. 21
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K11635  [45] No rating Bottle Baby Boogie
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Billy Jack Wills
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53-XY-3036 Bullet Hop CD 777 (#9)
Bullet Revival LP 4002 (#10)
Bullet TRG CD 505 105 (#2)
    No rating As I Sit Broken Hearted
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Bob Wills
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53-XY-3035  
1954/Dec. 4
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.)  11883  [78] No rating Cadillac In Model "A"
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Billy Jack Wills
   
    No rating Waltzing In Old San Antone
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Lee Ross
   
1954/Dec. 4
Bb c&w rev.
MGM (N.Y.) K11883  [45] Borderline Cadillac In Model "A"
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Billy Jack Wills
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(from 45)
54-XY-3018 Bullet Car Club LP 001 (#10)
Bullet Fantastic Voyage CD 101 (#18)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 129 (#13)
Bullet TRG CD 505 105 (#4)
Bullet TRG CD 505 105 (#21)
    Non-pertinent Waltzing In Old San Antone
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Lee Ross
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54-XY-3019  
1955/Feb. 19
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.)  29432  [78] No rating Sincerely
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Jack Loyd
   
    No rating Cornball Rag
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
   
1955/Feb. 19
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-29432  [45] Borderline Sincerely
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Jack Loyd
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(from 45)
L-8138  
    Non-pertinent Cornball Rag
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
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L-8139+  
1956/June 9
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.)  29909  [78] No rating So Let's Rock
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Lee Ross
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    No rating Sugar Baby
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Darla Daret
   
1956/June 9
Bb c&w rev.
Decca (N.Y.) 9-29909  [45] Pertinent So Let's Rock
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Lee Ross
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(from Bear Family CD 15971)
45-L 8940 Bullet Bear Family CD 15971 (#13)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5716 (#26)
Bullet MCA (England) LP 8507 (#7)
Bullet MCA (France) LP 204695 (#8)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 21 (#14)
    Pertinent Sugar Baby
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys / Vocal By Darla Daret
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(from 45)
45-L 8939+  
1964
(Bb est.)
Longhorn (Texas) LH544  [45] No rating Buffalo Twist
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys / Vocal By George Clayburn
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SoN5812 Bullet Knight LP 1001 (#10)
    No rating Sooner Or Later (You'll Fall)
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys / Vocal By Joe Andrews
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SoN5811  
 
 
[unissued]     [unissued] No rating Stay All Night
Bob Wills
  Bullet Cotton Town Jubilee CD 4 (#30)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1980MCA (England) (England) CDL 8507LPRare Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1
1982MCA (France) (France) 204695LPRock Hop Bop
1988Revival 4002LPRockabilly Boogie - Rare Items, Vol. 2
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5716CDMCA Rockabillies, Vol. 4
1996Rockafeller US 7007LPRock And Roll, The Untold Story, Vol. 7: Hillbilly Roundup
TRG (Netherlands) 505 105CDThere's Good Rockin' Tonight / Billy Jack Wills
1997Cotton Town Jubilee (Germany) CTJCD 4CDHonky Tonk Rockabillies, Vol. 2
1999Knight (United States) LP 1001LPTwistin' Time, Vol. 1
2001Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15971CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 9
2005Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) 129CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1: The Old Guard
2007Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) CR REV 21CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3: Rural Royalty
2009Car Club (Germany) CCR 001LPHot Rod Race: Hopped Up Hillbilly Songs 1946-59
2011Fantastic Voyage (England) FVCD 101CDCrossroads In Cowtown
year?Hop HOP-CD 777CDHillbilly Hop, Vol. 2


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Derek Hamilton, John Neal, Michel Proost, Mike Smyth


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