Cowboy musician Jim Bob Tinsley

Date: March 9, 1984

Source: S1576 , Container 12 , C84-10, C84-11

Type: Sound

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Event Name

Collector or Fieldworker

Tradition Bearer

Genre or Occupation

Title of Work

  • Streets of Laredo (C84-10)
  • Back in the Saddle Again
  • Alabama Jubilee
  • I Ride an old Paint
  • Yellow Rose of Texas
  • Old Chisom Trail
  • Billy the Kid
  • Roll On, Little Doggies
  • Let the Rest of the World Go By (C84-11)
  • Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • Medley
  • Where Cowboy Has To Sing

Place Name

Corporate or Conference Name


  • Two audio cassettes. C84-10: Interview with Jim Bob Tinsley and Dottie Tinsley as part of the Library Folklife Program; Jim Bob describes his early life and how he learned to play music and how he got into cowboy music; Woodmen of the World Band; joining the Navy playing in a band in Africa during World War II; tells stories about the songs he performs as well as about Gene Autry and Winston Churchill; Dottie describes clogging steps. C84-11: Continuation of interview and performance in C84-10; he continues discussing cowboy music and the songs he performs; vagabonds; WLS National Barndance; Dr. John R. Brinkley stations in Mexico and Texas; continuation of traditions in singing and writing cowboy songs; his book; Jim Reeves; his albums.


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