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Nolan was given awards, alone and/or with the Sons of the Pioneers for his
contribution to western music. This section itemizes most of them and is
illustrated with photographs of the awards themselves.
Biographies: Full biography
half-brother plus brief bios of the
Sons of the Pioneers
Discography: albums of Sons of the
Pioneers' recordings and
western artists, illustrated with the album covers. Track lists are included
plus links to
Bob's solo recordings
and a huge list of various recordings of
Cool Water and
by various artists over the years.
FAQ: Frequently asked
questions are answered briefly. This page is for quick answers.
Feedback: You can tell
us what you feel about the website, bring errors to our notice or ask questions
which we will answer personally and/or on the current
Question & Answer page. There is also a link to
Contact Us where you can email
(Nolan family historian) or write to her by regular mail.
Filmography: All the known
films in which Bob Nolan appeared for the various studios are listed and
illustrated with posters and publicity or production stills. Links are provided
personal collections of
photos from the movies: The
E Farr Collection is from the photos handed down from the original Karl Farr
to his son. Fan collections include those of
Ed Phillips, and
The Sons of the Pioneers Fan Club president,
Martha Retsch, shares her collection as
Terry Sevigny Scott, who was secretary to
the group for several years. There is also a page of
Anonymous collections from fans who do not
wish their name to appear on the Internet.
Lyrics: One of our most popular
sections, these pages contain the lyrics to all of the Bob Nolan songs we have
been able to find. Each song has a page of its own with a recording embedded
into it so you can read the words while you sing along, karaoke-style.
Puzzles: There are many photos in the Calin Coburn Collections and other
collections that we have been unable to identify so we have reproduced them here
in hopes that fans may recognize them or give us a clue.
Feedback or questions and
responses plus current messages of general interest with links to messages from
recollections of those who knew Bob Nolan personally.
Reference: This section contains
an illustrated list of
books that deal
with Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers plus links to an extensive
bibliography of the singing
cowboy era, fanzines, essays, photo collections,
original song cards, court cases,
who to contact
if you need permission to record Bob Nolan's songs.
Links to fans who have written to us about how Bob Nolan's music has influenced their lives or
careers in some way.
Use a keyword to bring up all the pages in which it is used. A separate link is provided to find a
Slide Shows: This popular
section features six slide shows from different eras of Bob's life.
Nolan songs and
are featured with
plenty of illustrations and music.
UNC: This page records what is in the
Elizabeth Drake McDonald Collection
(Inventory #20355) in the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This collection is open to the public.
Unfortunately, the page has not been updated. Ask for "Bob Nolan 1908-1980" in
two volumes, ©2004. You will need permission from
Elizabeth to use portions
Videos: The most popular of all, this section contains
short video clips of song sequences, etc, from movies featuring Bob Nolan
courtesy of Fred