Townsend, Dr and Mrs Charles 1972-02-12

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The Townsends discuss the life and career of Bob Wills, well-known as the "King of Western Swing." There is about five minutes of blank space near the beginning of the tape.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. and Mrs. Charles Townsend

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 12, 1972

Location: None Given

Interviewer: Roy Sylvan Dunn

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Bob Wills, Marriages, West Texas environment, Bob Wills (again), Honesty, As a musician, Family, Band (1931), Members, "Aladdin Laddies" (name of first group), Bob Wills and the Light Crust Doughboys, Light Crust Flour, Music, Best years (1935-1941), California (post-war), Bob Wills’ Ranchhouse, Dallas, Texas (1951-1952), Silver dollar bar, Description, Tax problems, King’s Academy, Tulsa, Oklahoma (1935), Bought lease (1939).

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1931-1952

Bulk Dates: 1931-1952

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