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"Tumbling Tumbleweeds"
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Single by Sons of the Pioneers
from the album '
Released c. 1934
Format
Recorded
Genre Cowboy songs
Length 2:40
Label
Writer(s) Bob Nolan
Producer(s)
Chart positions
Sons of the Pioneers singles chronology
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The song Tumbling Tumbleweeds was composed by Bob Nolan, one of the founding (albeit reluctant) members of the Sons of the Pioneers. Although one of the most famous songs associated with cowboys, the song was composed by Nolan back in the 1930's while he was working as a caddy and living in Los Angeles. Originally titled, Tumbling Tumble Leaves, the song was reworked into the title Tumbling Tumbleweeds and into fame with the Gene Autry movie of the same name. It is also used at the start of the film The Big Lebowski while the camera follows a tumbleweed rolling into Los Angeles. In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... The Sons of the Pioneers was a cowboy singing group founded in 1933 by Leonard Slye (better known by his later screen name Roy Rogers), with Tim Spencer and Bob Nolan. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Genres of Cuban music and other popular music A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Cowboy songs are often associated with songs that the cowboys sang at night around the campfire with a lot of yodeling and sometimes accompanied by a guitar, banjo (and perhaps some canned beans). ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Bob Nolan is an early 20th century country-western songwriter and performer who composed the memorable hits Tumblin Tumbleweeds and Cool Water. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... The Sons of the Pioneers was a cowboy singing group founded in 1933 by Leonard Slye (better known by his later screen name Roy Rogers), with Tim Spencer and Bob Nolan. ... Bob Nolan is an early 20th century country-western songwriter and performer who composed the memorable hits Tumblin Tumbleweeds and Cool Water. ... The Sons of the Pioneers was a cowboy singing group founded in 1933 by Leonard Slye (better known by his later screen name Roy Rogers), with Tim Spencer and Bob Nolan. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Gene Autry Gene Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998) was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television. ... The Big Lebowski is a 1998 film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen starring Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey The Dude Lebowski, John Goodman as Walter, Julianne Moore as Maude Lebowski, David Huddleston as Jeffrey The Big Lebowski, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Brandt, and Sam Elliott as The Stranger...


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'Tumbling Tumbleweeds' (212 words)
'Tumbling Tumbleweeds.' Cowboy song identified with the US country-music group Sons of the Pioneers, of which the Canadian-born composer Bob Nolan was a member and later the leader.
It was originally written as 'Tumbling Leaves' but revised in 1934 as 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds,' an evocation of the American western prairie.
The Sons of the Pioneers 1934 Decca recording of "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.
Sons Of The Pioneers at The Ladybug Letter (814 words)
Tumbling Tumbleweeds, by The Sons Of The Pioneers.
The tumbleweed plant is a tender herb when young, and grows into a stiff round ball of stems that breaks loose from the soil when the autumn winds blow, so that the plant can roll across the landscape, spreading seeds.
Tumbleweeds spread so successfully, “Pledging their love” to a virgin continent, that they soon made their way over the Colorado Rockies, all the way to Death Valley, and even into the musical top 40.
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