April 15, 1946

Session Date: 4/15/1946
Universal Recorders
Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California

Recorded on 16 inch acetate discs.

Bob Wills – Fiddle / Vocals
Tommy Duncan – Vocals
Dean McKinney – Vocals
Evelyn McKinney – Vocals
Joe Holley – Fiddle
Louis Tierney – Fiddle / Saxophone
Millard Kelso – Piano
Alex Brashear – Trumpet
Noel Boggs – Steel Guitar
Lester (Junior) Barnard – Electric Guitar
Johnny Cuviello – Drums
Billy Jack Wills – Bass
Luke Wills – Bass

Those viewing this on small screens such as phones, click on the  +  sign next to the title for information on the recording.

DATE is the recording date. TRANS means which Tiffany Transcription disc (16 inch discs distributed to radio stations) it was released on and the letter is the track number. Issued is where is was issued since the demise of the Tiffany Transcription Co.

KAL means Kaleidoscope with the following prefixes “F” means LP, “C” means cassette and “K” means CD.

Both Rhino (who purchased Kaleidoscope Records), Edsel Records in England, and Collectors Choice issued the Kaleidoscope albums unaltered, their catalog numbers do not appear here.

RGM stands for Real Gone Music who issued one LP and a 2 disc CD set in 2014.

BACM has a CD out that has unissued Tiffany material on it. It’s a shoddy production of material mostly from the Tiffanys, most at the wrong speed (sped up), some that had been released on Kaleidoscope and some not Tiffanys at all. It also has a lot of mis-information on it.For more information o… There have been other re-issues on various labels but all come from the earlier releases listed here.

This discography is based on the discography by Jeff Alexson and Tom Diamant published in the February 1988 Western Swing Newsletter.

There are still unanswered questions .

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2 Responses

  1. I am a 68 yr old country music researcher from England and I’m desperate to obtain a copy of the song “I’m waiting for ships (that never come in)” which Bob Wills recorded on Transcription 41. The song was never re-released on lp or cd, so it is a question of finding someone with the original transcription who may be kind and generous enough to make me a copy. I will of course pay any expenses that may be involved. I hope and pray you might be able to help me. Many thanks. I await with eager anticipation. Sincerely, David Bussey

    1. I hope someone reads this and can help you out. I cannot supply copies of the recordings. There are a whole range of copyright laws, reasons, and expenses. This site is for educational purposes only. I will only put up some short clips now and then for examples. Sorry.

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