Tiny Moore, Eldon Shamblin, Dean McKinney Moore, Tom Diamant
Interview with Eldon Shamblin, Tiny Moore, & Dean McKinney Moore.
March 10, 1981 at Harrah’s Hotel Casino, Reno Nevada.
The interview was conducted by Tom Diamant for his radio show Panhandle County. At that time Tiny Moore and Eldon Shamblin were in Merle Haggard’s band which was playing that weekend at Harrah’s. The complete interview is 1 hour and 13 minutes long. It is unedited except for trimming it at the end. It was originally recorded on cassette and there is a brief pause and slight change in tone when the cassette is turned over. Jeff Alexson is also in the room and can be heard in the background occasionally.
The interview has been broken into 4 segments for easier listening.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part4

Here are two videos of the 1946 Bob Wills Tiffany Band.
Thanks to Bob Richards “radiobob805” for posting them on YouTube.
Check out his other posted Bob Wills and western swing videos.
Bob Wills – Fiddle / Vocals, Tommy Duncan – Vocals, Dean McKinney – Vocals. Evelyn McKinney – Vocals, Joe Holley – Fiddle, Louis Tierney – Fiddle , Millard Kelso – Piano, Alex Brashear – Trumpet, Noel Boggs – Steel Guitar, Lester (Junior) Barnard – Electric Guitar, Johnny Cuviello – Drums, Billy Jack (see comment below) Luke Wills – Bass


Here’s Dean McKinney Moore talking about Wills Point in Sacramento and about being in the band.
Some nice photos, but poor quality youtube video.

This next one is not Bob Wills, but Merle Haggard with the Texas Playboys. Many of the Playboys featured here played on the Tiffany Transcriptions (Tiny Moore, Herb Remington, Joe Holley, Alex Brashear). This is some great western swing, stop what you’re doing and watch it. Required watching! Really.
As of June 22, 2020 this video has had 863,577 views!

5 Responses

  1. The Billy Mize tribute to Tommy Duncan and Western Swing has a lot of the old Playboys on it and is great music.

  2. Love your website!

    The Merle Haggard & The Texas Playboys video is an amazing performance. If you want to see it in perfect quality, it’s on a DVD I helped compile for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Shout Factory called Country’s Greatest Stars Live, Volume One.

    Thanks for all the great information!

  3. That is Luke on bass here rather than Billy Jack — both were in the band in this period, but it’s Luke here, when he was still skinny…

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