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Floyd Tillman (1914 – 2003) country musician who in the 1930s-40s helped create the western swing and honky tonk styles of music. Tillman was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 1970 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984. This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ... Western swing, also known as Country Swing, is dance music with an up-tempo beat and a decidedly Southwestern US regional flavor. ... Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ... The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Born in Ryan, Oklahoma December 8th, 1914 and died in Bacliff, Texas August 22nd, 2003. Ryan is a town located in Jefferson County, Oklahoma. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Bacliff is a census-designated place located in Galveston County, Texas. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tillman grew up in the cotton-mill town of Post, Texas as a sharecropper's son. One of his early jobs was with Western Union as a telegraph operator. In the early 30s He played mandolin at local dances and eventually took up the guitar. Post is a city located in Garza County, Texas. ... Sharecropping is a system of farming in which employee farmers work a parcel of land in return for a fraction of the parcels crops. ... The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a financial services and communications company based in the United States. ... Optical Telegraf of Claude Chappe on the Litermont near Nalbach, Germany Telegraph and telegram redirect here. ... Carved (electric) and round backed mandolins (front) A mandolin is a small, stringed musical instrument which is plucked, strummed or a combination of both. ...


Floyd moved to San Antonio played lead guitar with Adolph Hofner, a western swing bandleader and soon developed into a songwriter and singer. San Antonio (the Spanish name of Saint Anthony) is a common toponym in parts of the world where the Spanish language is or was spoken: Argentina San Antonio, Jujuy province Belize San Antonio, Cayo District Chile San Antonio Mexico San Antonio, San Luis Potosí Philippines San Antonio, Quezon San Antonio...


He then took a job with Houston pop bandleader Mack Clark in 1938, with western swing groups fronted by Leon “Pappy” Selph and Cliff Bruner. He also worked with Ted Daffan and singer-piano player Moon Mullican. Houston redirects here. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Tillman recorded as a featured vocalist with Selph’s Blue Ridge Playboys in 1938 and that same year Floyd's scored his first major songwriting hit, "It Makes No Difference Now," giving him his own Decca recording contract. Jimmie Davis purchased the song from Floyd for $300, the rights to which he got back 28 years later. Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... Jimmie Davis James Houston Davis, better known as Jimmie Davis, (September 11, 1899 - November 5, 2000) was a noted singer of both sacred and popular songs who served two nonconsecutive terms as a Democratic governor of Louisiana in the mid-twentieth century. ...


Floyd's only number one song as a singer was "They Took The Stars Out of Heaven." It reached the top of the charts in 1942. Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ...


His 1944 hit, "Each Night At Nine," struck a cord with lonely servicemen during World War II. Axis Sally and Tokyo Rose played it heavily to encourage desertion. 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian... Axis Sally was a female radio personality during World War II who made propaganda broadcasts for Radio Berlin to Allied troops. ... Tokyo Rose was a name given by Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II to any of several English-speaking female broadcasters of Japanese propaganda. ...


A big hit for Floyd and also for Jimmy Wakely was 1948's "I Love You So Much It Hurts". His 1949 "Slippin' Around," one of the first country western "cheating" songs, was a hit for Tillman as well as Ernest Tubb, Texas Jim Robertson and the duo of Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely. Tillman had another successful song with his own answer, "I'll Never Slip Around Again," as did the Whiting/Wakely duo. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 - September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. ... Margaret Whiting on the cover of her 2000 collection The Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting (born July 22, 1924) was a traditional pop music singer in the 1940s and 1950s. ...


Floyd slowed down on his performing in the early 1950's. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Floyd's final album recorded in 2002-2003 titled "The Influence" paired Floyd with some Country Music artists that were influenced by his style and performing. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Leona Williams, Dolly Parton, Justin Trevino, Ray Price, Frankie Miller, Hank Thompson, Connie Smith, Lawton Williams, Mel Tillis, Darrell McCall, Johnny Bush and George Jones recorded some of Floyd Tillman's hit songs with the him. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, CA) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... Hank Thompson can refer to different people: Hank Thompson was a baseball player in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Connie Smith (born August 14, 1941), born Constance Meador in Elkhart, Indiana, USA, is a country singer, best known for her 1964 hit song Once a Day, and often hailed by music critics as one of the finest voices in Country Music. ... Lonnie Melvin Tillis (born August 8th, 1932 in Tampa, Florida) is a country music singer/songwriter, and actor. ... George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931), nicknamed The Possum, is an American country singer known for his distinctive voice and phrasing that frequently evoke the raw emotions caused by grief, unhappy love, and emotional hardship. ...


The project, released in April of 2004, features liner notes by Dr. Bill Malone, Bill Mack, Hank Thompson and Willie Nelson. It was produced by Justin Trevino on Heart of Texas Records. Hank Thompson can refer to different people: Hank Thompson was a baseball player in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ...


Catalog highlights

  • "'A Precious Memory" (Master no. 65158)

Artists: Floyd Tillman Recorded March 6th, 1939 in Houston Original Issue: Decca 5696 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  • "Why Do I Love You"

Artists: Floyd Tillman Recorded March 6th, 1939 in Houston Original Issue: Decca 5696 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  • "I'm Always Dreaming of You" (66327)

Artists: Floyd Tillman Recorded August 29th, 1939 in Houston Original Issue: Decca 5801 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  • "Don't Be Blue" (66328)

Artists: Floyd Tillman Recorded March 6th, 1939 in Houston Original Issue: Decca 5741 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  • "Maybe I'll Get By Without You" (66330)

Artists: Floyd Tillman Recorded March 6th, 1939 in Houston Original Issue: Decca 5801 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  • "I Love You So Much It Hurts"

Artists: Vic Damone, Red Foley, Ernest Tubb, Ray Charles, Ray Price, Mickey Gilley, Andy Williams, Marie Osmond, Eddy Arnold, Floyd Tillman,Jimmy Wakely Original Issue: RCA Victor 20-7157 A-side Vic Damone (born June 12, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer. ... Clyde Julian Red Foley ( June 17, 1910 - September 19, 1968) was a country music singer. ... Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 - September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... Ray Price (born January 12, 1926), is an American country and western singer. ... Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American country musician and singer. ... Andy Williams For other people named Andrew Williams, see Andrew Williams (disambiguation). ... Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American entertainer and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ... Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918) is an American country music singer. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ...

  • "Slipping Around"

Artists: Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely, Ernest Tubb, Floyd Tillman, Texas Jim Robertson, Marion Worth and George Morgan, Roy Drusky and Priscilla Mitchell, Mack Abernathy, Ray Anthony Original Issue: RCA Victor 20-7157 B-side Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 - September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. ... Ray Anthony (born Raymond Antonioni on January 20, 1922 in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania) is an American bandleader, trumpeter, songwriter and actor who is best known for his work after World War II. External links Ray Anthony biography at SpaceAgePop. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ...

  • "I Gotta Have My Baby Back"

Artists: Floyd Tillman, Justin Tubb, Ray Price, Red Foley, Glen Campbell Justin Tubb (August 20, 1935 - January 24, 1998 was a Country Music singer and songwriter. ... Ray Price (born January 12, 1926), is an American country and western singer. ... Clyde Julian Red Foley ( June 17, 1910 - September 19, 1968) was a country music singer. ... Glen Campbell, December 2004 This article is about the singer. ...

  • "I Am Music (Song of Music)"

Artists: Skeets McDonald

  • "It Makes No Difference Now"

Co-writer: Jimmie Davis Artists: Eddy Arnold, Bing Crosby, The Supremes, Gene Autry, Ray Charles,Jimmie Davis, Willie Nelson & Hank Snow, Ray Pennington & Buddy Emmons, Hank Thompson, Burl Ives Original Issue: Musicor 1355 A-side Jimmie Davis James Houston Davis, better known as Jimmie Davis, (September 11, 1899 - November 5, 2000) was a noted singer of both sacred and popular songs who served two nonconsecutive terms as a Democratic governor of Louisiana in the mid-twentieth century. ... Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918) is an American country music singer. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... The Supremes were a successful Motown all-female singing group. ... Gene Autry. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... Jimmie Davis James Houston Davis, better known as Jimmie Davis, (September 11, 1899 - November 5, 2000) was a noted singer of both sacred and popular songs who served two nonconsecutive terms as a Democratic governor of Louisiana in the mid-twentieth century. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Clarence Eugene Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999), better known as Hank Snow, was a Hall of Fame country music singer and songwriter. ... Hank Thompson can refer to different people: Hank Thompson was a baseball player in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (14 June 1909 – 14 April 1995) was an acclaimed American folk music singer, author, and actor. ...

  • "They Took the Stars Out Of Heaven" (93739)

Artists: Floyd Tillman Recorded April 30, 1941 in Dallas Original Issue: Decca 6090 For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Dallas redirects here. ...

  • "This Cold War With You"

Artist: Floyd Tillman Original Issue: Columbia 20615

  • "Why Do You Treat Me This Way"

Artists: Floyd Tillman Recorded April 30, 1941 in Dallas Original Issue: Decca 6090 For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Dallas redirects here. ...

  • "Each Night At Nine"

Artists: Floyd Tillman Recorded April 20, 1944 in New York Original Issue: Decca 6104 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... NY redirects here. ...

  • "G.I. Blues"

Artists: Floyd Tillman

  • "I Gotta Have My Baby Back"

Artists: Floyd Tillman, Red Foley, Glen Campbell, Justin Tubb, Ray Price Clyde Julian Red Foley ( June 17, 1910 - September 19, 1968) was a country music singer. ... Glen Campbell, December 2004 This article is about the singer. ... Justin Tubb (August 20, 1935 - January 24, 1998 was a Country Music singer and songwriter. ... Ray Price (born January 12, 1926), is an American country and western singer. ...

  • "Some Other World"

Artist: Floyd Tillman Original Issue: Columbia 20026

  • "Daisy May"

Artists: Ernest Tubb, Floyd Tillman Recorded April 11, 1940 in Houston Original Issue: Decca 5845 Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 - September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Houston redirects here. ...

  • "Please Don't Pass Me By"

Artists: Floyd Tillman

  • "I'll Never Slip Around Again"

Artists: Floyd Tillman, Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely Original Issue: Columbia 20615


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FLOYD TILLMAN FAN CLUB (561 words)
Floyd Tillman, 88, a Country Music Hall of Famer whose deep, plaintive drawl, honky-tonk guitar style and classic compositions about loss and adultery kept him a much-admired musical force for decades, died Aug. 22 at his home in Bacliff, Tex., south of Houston.
Tillman, who had sung and played stringed instruments since childhood in the Texas Panhandle, was influenced by various pop, western swing and traditional country melodies as he rambled around in the 1930s.
Tillman as a chief influence as a singer and songwriter.
Texas Monthly: Texas Music Source (550 words)
Tillman learned to play the banjo and mandolin growing up in Post, but turned to the guitar in his teens.
Tillman served in the Army Air Corps during World War II then returned to front his own band in the Houston area after his discharge.
His 1982 album Floyd Tilmann and Friends featured appearances by such past collaborators and admirers as Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, who have been influenced by his style, and as late as 1993 he played for a TNN special on The Texas Connection, which showed his skills to be undiminished by time.
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