Caldwell, Cecil and Don 1984-05-13

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Cecil and Don Caldwell discuss the West Texas music scene from the 1930s to the 1950s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Cecil and Don Caldwell

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Date: May 13, 1984

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Kris Fredericksson

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Bands played for, Farm and Ranch dances; East Texas, Musical talent in Caldwell family, Learning to play, Popular tunes, 1930s, West Texas musicians (1952), Johnny Gimble, Farm and Ranch dances (again), Attitude, Promotion of local talent, Joe Ely, Jerry Clower, Lubbock music in early 1950s, Rebellious attitude of youth, Influence of Bob Wills, East Texas response to "hillbilly music", Attending East Texas State University, Variety of musical styles in West Texas, Altitude, Poverty, Rock and Roll era in Lubbock, Musicians, Waylon Jennings, Reasons for musical talent in Lubbock (again)

Tape 1, Side 2: Reasons (continued), Larry Trider, Cecil and Don Caldwell, Meeting, Working together, West Texas Opry, Showcase of fresh talent, Uniqueness of West Texas music, Country music, Rock and Roll, Country music (again)

Range Dates: 1930s-1984

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1950s

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