Steel guitariste, songwriter et leader Western Swing, né Theron Eugene Daffan à Beauregarde Parrish, (Louisiane), le 21 Septembre 1912. Ted Daffan fit ses débuts au milieu des années trente en tant que steel guitariste dans divers formations de Western Swing, jouant notamment au sein des "Alley Cats" du fiddler Shelly Lee Alley dont faisait également partie le violoniste Cliff Brunner. Il devint ensuite le leader des Ted Daffan's Texans, obtenant un premier hit en 1940 avec sa composition "Worried Mind". Il fut une figure importante de la Country Music des années trente à soixante. Ted Daffan est décédé le 6 Octobre 1996 à Houston (Texas).

A songwriter and guitarist in the western swing tradition, Ted Daffan emerged out of a dust-soaked 1930s Texas to craft enduring songs that mined the classic themes of the honky-tonk lifestyle: bad luck, cheatin', and drinkin'. After country star Milton Brown persuaded Daffan to close his Houston-based musical repair shop and try his luck as a performer, it didn't take the songwriter long to pen his first hit, "Truck Drivin' Blues," for bandleader Cliff Bruner. The tune is generally regarded as the one that created the truck driver mythos that would appear so often in the decades of country music to come. The success led to a deal for Daffan's own band, the Texans, and for the next several years he scored hits with such tunes as 1940's "Worried Mind" and the title-says-it-all-number "Born To Lose," among others. The latter song found its inspiration in a remark Daffan overheard as he watched a poker game. In the 1960s Daffan drifted from the performing side of music altogether, creating a successful Nashville publishing company with Hank Snow and eventually returning to Houston to continue on the business side of things before retiring from music altogether, with his reputation intact.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Daffan

Talents : Songwriter, Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals

Style musical : Western Swing, Honky Tonk

I'M A FOOL TO CARE (1940)

WORRIED MIND (1940)

BORN TO LOSE (1943)

NO LETTER TODAY (1943)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

06/1940 78 t. OKEH 05573 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - I'm A Fool To Care (Vocals Bill COX) / Put Your Little Arms Around Me
07/1940 78 t. OKEH 05668 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Blue Steel Blues / Worried Mind
08/1940 78 t. OKEH 05741 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Where The Deep Waters Flow / Crying The Blues Again
09/1940 78 t. OKEH 05796 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Let Her Go / Rainy Day Blues
11/1940 78 t. OKEH 05855 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - I'm Sorry I Said Goodbye / Grey Eyed Darling
12/1940 78 t. OKEH 05918 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - I Told You So / She Goes The Other Way
12/1940 78 t. CONQUEROR 9563 (US) Pickin' My Tomatoes (Brownie McGEE) / Worried Mind (TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS)
04/1941 78 t. OKEH 06126 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Down Hilo Way / Strip Tease Swing
04/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9697 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Put Your Little Arms Around Me / I'm A Fool To Care
04/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9698 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - She Goes The Other Way / Grey Eyed Darling
04/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9699 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Blue Steel Blues / Worried Mind
04/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9700 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Rainy Day Blues / Let Her Go
04/1941 78 t. CONQUEROR 9701 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - I'm Sorry I Said Goodbye / I Told You So
05/1941 78 t. OKEH 06172 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Because / Those Blue Eyes Don't Sparkle Anymore
06/1941 78 t. OKEH 06253 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Too Late, Little Girl, Too Late / Weary, Worried And Blue
08/1941 78 t. OKEH 06311 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Weary Steel Blues / Always Alone
09/1941 78 t. OKEH 06383 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Laura Lou / You're On My Mind
10/1941 78 t. OKEH 06452 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Car Hops Blues / Breakin' My Heart Over You
11/1941 78 t. OKEH 06504 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - I'll Travel Alone / I Lost My Sunshine
10/1943 78 t. OKEH 6706 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Born To Lose (Vocals Leon SEAGO) / No Letter Today (Vocals Chuck KEESHAN & Leon SEAGO)
04/1944 78 t. OKEH 6719 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Bluest Blues / Look Who's Talkin' (Vocals Leon SEAGO)
01/1945 78 t. OKEH 6729 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Time Won't Heal My Broken Heart / You're Breakin' My Heart
07/1945 78 t. OKEH 6744 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Shadow On My Heart (Vocals IDAHO) / Headin' Down The Wrong Highway (Vocals IDAHO)
01/1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 36917 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Trouble Keeps Hangin' Round My Door / Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt
07/1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 37013 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Blue Steel Blues / Worried Mind
07/1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 37033 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Bluest Blue / Look Who's Talkin'
08/1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 37038 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - You're Breaking My Heart / Time Won't Heal My Broken Heart
08/1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 37044 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Shadows On My Heart / Heading Down The Wrong Highway
10/1946 78 t. COLUMBIA 37087 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Shut That Gate / Broken Vows
03/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37267 (US) Ted DAFFAN & His TEXANS - You Better Change Your Ways / Baby You Can't Get Me Down
06/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37431 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - I Lost My Sunshine / I'll Travel Alone
06/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37438 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Car Hop Blues / Breakin' My Heart Over You
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37501 (US) Ted DAFFAN & His TEXANS - Are You Satisfied Now? / My Fallen StarMy Fallen Star / Are You Satisfied Now?
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37648 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - I'm A Fool To Care / Put Your Little Arms Around Me
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37651 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Let Her Go / Rainy Day Blues
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37657 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Because / Those Blue Eyes Don't Sparkle Anymore
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37661 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Too Late Little Girl / Weary Worried And Blue
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37662 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Weary Steel Blues / Always Alone
07/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37667 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Born To Lose (Vocals Leon SEAGO) / No Letter Today (Vocals Chuck KEESHAN & Leon SEAGO)
09/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37823 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Long John / Lonesome Highway
11/1947 78 t. COLUMBIA 37959 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Go On Go On / Poor Little Bar Fly
01/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 38092 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Bury Me Deep / Straight And Narrow Way
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20015 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Trouble Keeps Hangin' Round My Door / Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20039 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Blue Steel Blues / Worried Man
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20058 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Bluest Blue / Look Who's Talkin'
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20063 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - You're Breaking My Heart / Time Won't Heal My Broken Heart
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20067 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Shadows On My Heart / Heading Down The Wrong Highway
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20077 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Shut That Gate / Broken Vows
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20103 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - You Better Change Your Ways / Baby You Can't Get Me Down
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20158 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - I Lost My Sunshine / I'll Travel Alone
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20165 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Car Hop Blues / Breakin' My Heart Over You
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20181 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Are You Satisfied Now? / My Fallen Star
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20247 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - I'm A Fool To Care / Put Your Little Arms Around Me
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20250 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Let Her Go / Rainy Day Blues
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20260 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Too Late Little Girl / Weary Worried And Blue
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20256 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Because / Those Blue Eyes Don't Sparkle Anymore
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20261 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Weary Steel Blues / Always Alone
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20266 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Born To Lose (Vocals Leon SEAGO) / No Letter Today (Vocals Chuck KEESHAN & Leon SEAGO)
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20358 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Long John / Lonesome Highway
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20383 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Go On Go On / Poor Little Bar Fly
1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20407 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Bury Me Deep / Straight And Narrow Way
05/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20427 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Deep Down Inside / Too Far Gone
07/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20462 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Just Born That Way / Two Of A Kind
10/1948 78 t. COLUMBIA 20506 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Now I Must Reap / You'll Always Be Around
01/1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20530 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Among Your Souvenirs / Got Money On My Mind
04/1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20567 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Flame Of Love / I'm That Kind Of Guy
10/1949 78 t. COLUMBIA 20628 (US) Ted DAFFAN - Take That Lease Off Me / That's A Dad Blamed Lie
02/1950 78 t. COLUMBIA 20668 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - So Dissatisfied / Strangers Passing By
03/1950 78 t. COLUMBIA 20679 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - I'm Gonna Leave This Darned Old Town / I've Got $5.00 And It's Saturday Night
06/1950 78 t. COLUMBIA 20707 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Ain't Got No Name Rag / Kiss Me Goodnight
05/1955 SP COLUMBIA 21400 (US) TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS - Born To Lose (Vocals Leon SEAGO) / No Letter Today (Vocals Chuck KEESHAN & Leon SEAGO)
1956 SP DAFFAN 102 (US) Ted DAFFAN & Jerry IRBY - Bottom Of The List / Tangled Mind

Albums

1991 CD COWGIRLBOY LP-5051 (GER) BORN TO LOSE - Born To Lose / No Letter Today / Shut That Gate / Broken Vows / Look Who's Talkin' / Bluest Blues / Poor Little Bar Fly / Go On-Go On / Trouble Keeps Hangin' 'Round My Door / Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt / You Better Change Your Ways / Baby You Can't Get Me Down / Two Of A Kind / Just Born That Way / Time Won't Heal My Broken Heart / You're Breaking My Heart
1999 CD CATTLE COMPACT CCD-213 (GER) COUNTRY HIT MAKER OF THE 1940'S - Born To Lose / Deep Down Inside / Too Far Gone / Strangers Passing By / So Dissatisfied / No Letter Today / Straight And Narrow Way / Bury Me Deep / Long John / Lonesome Highway / My Fallen Star / Are You Satisfied Now? / She Goes The Other Way / I Told You So / Because / Always Alone / Weary Steel Blues / Now I Must Reap (What I Have Sown) / You'll Always Be Around / Shadow On My Heart / Headin' Down The Wrong Highway / Worried Mind
2001 CD CATTLE COMPACT CCD-247 (GER)

I'VE GOT $5 & IT'S SATURDAY - Crying The Blues Again / Where The Deep Waters Flow / Car Hop's Blues / Down Hilo Way / Breakin' My Heart Over You / I'll Travel Alone / Weary, Worried And Blue / Too Late, Little Girl, Too Late / Strip Tease Swing (inst.) / I Lost My Sunshine / Those Blue Eyes Don't Sparkle Anymore / Got Money On My Mind / Flame Of Love / Among Your Souvenirs /  I'm That Kind Of A Guy / Take That Leash Off Of Me / That's A Dad-Blamed Lie / I'm Gonna Leave This Darned Old Town / I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night / Kiss Me Goodnight / Ain't Got No Name Rag (inst.)

07/2004 CD JASMINE JASMCD-3547 (UK) BORN TO LOSE - Ted DAFFAN & His TEXANS - I'm Sorry I Said Goodbye / No Letter Today / Crying The Blues Again / Blue Steel Blues / Car Hop's Blues / Down Hilo Way / Born To Lose / Are You Satisfied Now / Because / You Better Change Your Ways / Baby You Can't Get Me Down / Worried Mind / Lonesome Highway / Those Blue Eyes Don't Sparkle Anymore / Trouble Keeps Hanging 'Round My Door / You're Breaking My Heart / Straight And Narrow Way / Look Who's Talkin' / Got Money On My Mind / Headin' Down The Wrong Highway / My Fallen Star / Long John / Now I Must Reap (What I Have Sown) / I'm That Kind Of A Guy
2007 CD BACM CD D 208 (UK) GONNA GET TIGHT TONIGHT - I'm Losing My Mind Over You / West Wind Blues / Don't Be Blue For Me / Just Fooling Around / Snow White Roses / Sweetheart Rose / Just Drifting / Gonna Get Tight Tonight / Poor Mistreated Me / Troubled Heart Of Mine / Lonesome Steel Guitar / Only You / Locket Of Gold / Rose Of Santa Fe / A Letter To A Soldier / I'll Keep On Smiling / After You Left Me Alone / You Didn't Mind Saying Goodbye / Just Thinking Of You / Blues On My Mind / I Think That I've Been Fair / You Can't Make Me Worry Anymore / Midnight Train / Texas Steel Guitar

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