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Ted Daffan's Texans
Born:  September 21, 1912
Died:  October 6, 1996
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1970)
Western Swing Society Hall of Fame (1994)
KTRH Houston, TX (1933)

By 1941, Ted Daffan had been a professional musician for about eight years. During that time, he wrote songs they say "as a hobby". Ted didn't seem to think they might be enjoyed by others, but about 1938 or 1939 it seems a recording company used one of his tunes and it became a big hit.

That led to a recording contract for him and his band to record their tunes as well and he continued to produce hit records. His songwriting eventually led to his induction into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Credits & Sources

  • Hillbilly Hit Parade of 1941; Southern Music Pub. Co. Inc.; New York, NY
  • Portions of Discography Listing courtesy of Hillbilly Reasearcher Team; Tricker, Turner and Sax

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Recordings
 
Columbia
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  2-188 A Flame Of Love
  2-188 B I'm That Kind Of A Guy
  2-364 A Take That Leash Off Of Me
  2-364 B That's A Dad-Blamed Lie
  2-495 A Strangers Passing By
  2-495 B So Dissatisfied
  2-576 A I'm Gonna Leave This Darned Old Town
  2-576 B I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night
  2-666 A Kiss Me Goodnight
  2-666 B Ain't Got No Name Rag
  20015 A Trouble Keep's Hanging 'Round My Door
  20015 B Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt
  20039 A Worried Mind
  20039 B Blue Steel Blues
  20058 A Bluest Blues
  20058 B Look Who's Talkin
  20063 A Time Won't Heal My Broken Heart
  20063 B You're Breaking My Heart
  20067 A Headin' Down The Wrong Highway
  20067 B Shadow On My Heart
  20077 A Broken Vows
  20077 B Shut That Gate
  20103 A Baby You Can't Get Me Down
  20103 B You Better Change Your Ways
  20158 A I'll Travel Alone
  20158 B I Lost My Sunshine
  20165 A Car Hop's Blues
  20165 B Breakin' My Heart Over You
  20181 A My Fallen Star
  20181 B Are You Satisfied Now
  20247 A I'm A Fool To Care
  20247 B Put Your Little Arms Around Me
  20250 A Let Her Go
  20250 B Rainy Day Blues
  20256 A Because
  20256 B Those Blue Eyes Don't Sparkle Anymore
  20260 A Weary Worried And Blue
  20260 B Too Late Little Girl, Too Late
  20261 A Weary Steel Blues
  20261 B Always Alone
  20266 A Born To Lose
  20266 B No Letter Today
  20358 A Long John
  20358 B Lonesome Highway
  20383 A Poor Little Bar Fly
  20383 B Go On - Go On
  20407 A The Straight And Narrow Way
  20407 B Bury Me Deep
  20427 A Deep Down Inside
  20427 B Too Far Gone
  20462 A Just Born That Way
  20462 B Two Of A Kind
  20567 A Flame Of Love
  20567 B I'm That Kind Of A Guy
  20628 A Take That Leash Off Of Me
  20628 B That's A Dad-Blamed Lie
  20668 A Strangers Passing By
  20668 B So Dissatisfied
  20679 A I'm Gonna Leave This Darned Old Town
  20679 B I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night
  20707 A Kiss Me Goodnight
  20707 B Ain't Got No Name Rag
  21400 A Born To Lose
  21400 B No Letter Today
  36917 A Trouble Keeps Hanging 'Round My Door
  36917 B Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt
  37013 A Worried Mind
  37013 B Blue Steel Blues
  37033 A Bluest Blues
  37033 B Look Who's Talkin
  37038 A Time Won't Heal My Broken Heart
  37038 B You're Breaking My Heart
  37044 A Headin' Down The Wrong Highway
  37044 B Shadow On My Heart
  37267 A Baby You Can't Get Me Down
  37267 B You Better Change Your Ways
  37431 A I'll Travel Alone
  37431 B I Lost My Sunshine
  37438 A Car Hop's Blues
  37438 B Breakin' My Heart Over You
  37501 A My Fallen Star
  37501 B Are You Satisfied Now
  37648 A I'm A Fool To Care
  37648 B Put Your Little Arms Around Me
  37651 A Let Her Go
  37651 B Rainy Day Blues
  37657 A Because
  37657 B Those Blue Eyes Don't Sparkle Anymore
  37661 A Weary Worried And Blue
  37661 B Too Late Little Girl, Too Late
  37662 A Weary Steel Blues
  37662 B Always Alone
  37667 A Born To Lose
  37667 B No Letter Today
  37823 A Long John
  37823 B Lonesome Highway
  37959 A Poor Little Bar Fly
  37959 B Go On - Go On
  38092 A The Straight And Narrow Way
  38092 B Bury Me Deep
 
Conqueror
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  9563 B Worried Mind
  9697 A Put Your Little Arms Around Me
  9697 B I'm A Fool To Care
  9698 A She Goes The Other Way
  9698 B Grey Eyed Darling
  9699 A Blue Steel Blues
  9699 B Worried Mind
  9700 A Rainy Day Blues
  9700 B Let Her Go
  9701 A I'm Sorry I Said Goodbye
  9701 B I Told You So
 
Mercury
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  6125 A Sweeter Than The Flowers
  6125 B Unloved And Unclaimed
  6138 A Our Baby's Gone To Jesus
  6138 B Sweeter Than The Flowers No 2
  6160 A I’m Hongry (Sic)
  6160 B Dogwood Blossom Time
  6187 A Sparking Brown Eyes
  6187 B You Got Stuck
 
OKeh
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  05668 A Blue Steel Blues
  05668 B Worried Mind
  6504 A I'll Travel Alone
  6504 B I Lost My Sunshine
  6706 A Born To Lose
  6706 B No Letter Today
  6719 A Bluest Blues
  6719 B Look Who's Talkin'
  6729 A You're Breaking My Heart
  6729 B Time Won't Heal My Broken Heart
  6744 A Headin' Down The Wrong Highway
  6744 B Shadow On My Heart
 
Vocalion
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  05573 A I'm A Fool To Care (Vocals, Bill Cox)
  05573 B Put Your Little Arms Around Me


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