Nix, Hoyle 1975

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On Tape 1, Hoyle Nix, prominent Western swing band leader, discusses his association with Bob Wills. On Tape 2, Nix and his West Texas Cowboys play dance music, in a style similar to that of Wills, at the Saddle Bronc Club.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Nix Hoyle

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 20 and June 4, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background, Interest in music, Reason for forming band in 1946, Difference between work in 1946 and present work, Bob Wills’ appearance in 1972, First meeting with Bob Wills, Recording of "Big Balls in Cowtown", Benefit in San Antonio for Bob Wills, Bob Wills characterized, Musical history, Popularity of music.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: "Heart to Heart Talk" "United Polka" "Fraulein" "Put Your Little Foot".

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1946-1975

Bulk Dates: 1946-1972

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