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Johnnie Lee Wills
Born:  September 2, 1912
Died:  October 25, 1984
Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame (2001)
The National Fiddler Hall Of Fame (2009)
Western Swing Society Hall of Fame (1986)
KVOO Tulsa, OK

About The Artist

One of the big stars of the Western Swing sound, Johnny Lee was one of the mainstays on KVOO out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. On February 9, 1954, he was celebrating his 20th anniversary with them. At that time, during one of their 6000 plus weekday shows over that time span, they had a big old party for him that was attended by a live audience and the radio audience tuning in.

If the name sounds familiar, it is, as he was the brother of the legendary, Country Music Hall of Famer, Bob Wills.

Don't worry, we'll have more about Johnny Lee and his career as time goes by.

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 32; June 1954; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

Appearance History This Month

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  46012 A I'm Sorry We Said Goodbye
  46012 B Milk Cow Blues
  46053 A Square Dance Boogie
  46053 B Late Evening Blues
  46054 A Texas Sandman
  46054 B Lazy John
  46064 A The Queen Of The San Joaquin
  46064 B Green Grow The Lilacs
  46070 A Who's Gonna Love Me
  46070 B I Never Knew How Much I Loved You
  5948 A Whatcha Know Joe
  5948 B I'm Sorry We Said Goodbye
  5957 A I Wonder What I'm Going To Do
  5957 B Too Long
  5969 A Do I Really Deserve It From You?
  5969 B Devil's Blues
  5985 A Memories Of You Dear
  5985 B Milk Cow Blues
  6014 A Together Forever
  6014 B Keep A Light In Your Window Tonight
RCA Victor
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  20-4570 A She Took!
  20-4570 B The Thingamajig
  20-4721 A Hat Check Baby
  20-4721 B There Are Just Two I's In Dixie
  20-5001 A Blackberry Boogie
  20-5001 B Two Timing
  20-5243 A Oo Ooooh Baby
  20-5243 B Ten Little Bluebirds
  20-5336 A Albuquerque
  20-5336 B Honey In The Horn
  20-5449 A Sold Out Doc
  20-5449 B Two Step Side Step
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  129 A Blue Twist
  129 B Your Love For Me Is Losing Light
  133 A Lazy John
  133 B Milk Cow Blues
  289 A Milkcow Blues
  289 B John

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