Gibson, Dan 1969-06-03

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Mr. Gibson, long-time resident of Turkey, discusses Bob Wills life in that town.

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Interviewee Name: Dan Gibson

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Date: June 3, 1969

Location: Turkey, Texas

Interviewer: Dr. Charles Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Wills Family, Uncle John-Bob Wills' father, Johnny Lee-brother, Country Dances, Wills Family played, Wills Family farmed for living, Admission to dance-$1.00, Bob Wills' career as barber, W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniels, Formation of own band, Played for cowboys, 6666 and Matador dances, "Ah-ha" in Wills music, Wills home-between Big Red and Little Red rivers, First dance Bob Wills played, Callous on jaw from playing all night at Country Dance, Wills farm - river bottom land, Description of Wills grounds, Carried $3.00 fiddle in cotton sack, Attended rural school-Weatherby, Mr. Gibson's biography, Other prospective interviews, Fights at country dances, Turkey in the 1920s and 30s.

Tape 1, Side 2: No indication of side divisions.

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