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dc.contributor.authorLannon, Deirdreen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-21en_US
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:04:30Z
dc.date.issued2008-01-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2661
dc.description.abstractDrummer Johnny Cuviello had never been to Texas when he became one of Bob Willis's Texas Playboys in 1946. Neverthless, when Cuviello worked up a drum-oriented song for the band, Wills insisted on titling it "The Texas Drummer Boy." After the tune became a hit, Cuviello himself would come to be known as The Texas Drummer Boy, a nickname belying the fact that he had visited the Lone Star State only briefly while on tour with Wills. Cuviello never identified as Texan, but during his time with the Texas Playboys, the patina of a fabricated Texas cowboy image tinted his role in the band, and thus his professional identity. Ironically, the fact that he was not a true Texan, unlike many of the other band members, also may have played a role in the abrupt end of his tenure as a Texas Playboy.
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dc.format.extent9 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.sourceJournal of Texas Music History, 2008, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Article 5.
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectCountry musicen_US
dc.subjectConjuntoen_US
dc.subjectTejanoen_US
dc.subjectBluesen_US
dc.subjectR & Ben_US
dc.subjectCajunen_US
dc.subjectZydecoen_US
dc.subjectJazzen_US
dc.subjectGospelen_US
dc.titleThe Accidental Texan: How Johnny Cuviello Became a Texas Playboyen_US
txstate.documenttypeArticleen_US


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