Hedrick, Lawrence and DeWitt Hofheinz 1969-06-04

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Lawrence Hedrick and DeWitt Hofheinz recall Bob Wills during his early days in Turkey, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lawrence Hedrick and DeWitt Hofheinz

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Date: June 4, 1969

Location: Turkey, Texas

Interviewer: Dr. Charles Townsend

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Bob Wills, First job—carpentry work, First fiddle--$7.50 in Amarillo shop, Career as a barber, Country dances, Pay for playing, Bob’s accompanists, Music, Many waltzes, "San Antonio Rose", Bob Wills re-wrote music, Wills family, Mr. Hedrick’s biography, Bob Wills’ way with a tune, W. Lee O’Daniel and the Light Crust Doughboys, "Ah-ha" in Wills’ music, Texas Playboys.

Tape 1, Side 2: Interview with DeWitt Hofheinz, Fiddling contests, Country dances, Bob Wills’ biography.

Range Dates: 1905-1920s

Bulk Dates: 1920s

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