Oscar "TV Slim" Wills

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  February 10, 1916    Houston, TX

Date of Death:  October 21, 1969    Kingman, AZ

Place of Burial:  Unknown (California?)

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown



You Won't Treat Me Right / I'm A Real Man, Ideel Records (581)

Don't Knock The Blues / My Heart's Full Of Pain, Pzazz Records (005)

You Can't Buy Love / Love Bounce, Pzazz Records (030)

The Big Fight / Bad Understanding, Checker (1029)

Flatfoot Sam Made A Bet / Pearly Mae, Speed Records (6567)

The Fight / Darling Remember, Speed Records (6863)


Buddy Guy & Jesse Fortune - Good Things / TV Slim - You Can't Love Me, Paula Records (P-479)


Red River Blues: Shreveport Blues From Ram Records, Ace Records (CDCHD 725)

Dark Muddy Bottom: Blues Obscurities Volume 1, London Records (278.051)

T.V. Slim: Flatfoot Sam, Official CD (5660)

TV Slim: Flat Foot Sam, Moonshine (BLP 101)


Evans, David (Ed.). Ramblin’ On My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Greensmith, Bill, Mike Rowe, and Mark Camarigg. Blues Unlimited. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Harris, Sheldon. Blues Who’s Who. New York: Da Capo Press, 1979.

Herzhaft, Gérard. Encyclopedia of the Blues (Second Edition). Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997.

______. "T.V. Slim (Oscar Wills)," Blue Eye, May 21, 2017. http://jukegh.blogspot.com/2017/05/tv-slim-oscar-wills.html. Accessed February 10,


Leadbitter, Michael (Ed.). Nothin’ But the Blues. London: Hanover Books Ltd., 1971.

Lornell, Kip and Tracey E.W. Laird (Eds.) Shreveport Sounds in Black and White. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008.

Stolper, Darryl. "T.V. Slim (Oscar Wills)," Blues Unlimited, July 1968, number 55, p. 5

http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/tv_slim_oscar_wills.htm. Accessed February 10, 2018.

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