|Welcome to the Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Tiffany Transcriptions website. The Tiffany Transcriptions, recorded in San Francisco between 1946 and 1947 are some of the most revered recordings, of any type music, ever made.
The Tiffany Transcriptions were designed to be a pre-recorded (transcribed) radio show of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, hosted locally by radio stations across America. This website will tell the history of these legendary recordings and other related information about Bob Wills and his years in California.
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys recorded over 458 individual recordings for the Tiffany Music Company of Oakland, California. This number includes false starts, incomplete takes, mic checks, intros and outros, etc. There were more that 360 complete takes recorded. Only around 150 have been issued on LP or CD. See the discography above for details.
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The purpose of this site is to give information about the Bob Wills Tiffany Transcriptions and related activities of Bob Wills during his years in California. It is not owned or associated with the current owners of the Tiffany Music Company. If you believe that any material on this site infringes on a copyright held by you, contact us and we will remove it.
Ole Butter Milk Sky
In 2002 the British Archive of Country Music released a CD with many Tiffany Transcriptions tracks that had been previously unissued except on the original transcription discs. BACM is an independent label out of England that specializes in reissuing old American Country Music. They have released some interesting CDs. However, Ole Buttermilk Sky is an unfortunate mess of a CD, with a couple of intriguing tracks on it…..more
I don’t know if anyone has ever documented the many dance halls in California. In Texas they have the nonprofit Texas Dance Hall Preservation Inc.. Go check out their site and see just how many western swing dances and country dances are happening every weekend at historical dance halls in Texas.
How many are still left in California? How many still have dances?