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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Bob Wills Sampler

I've been delving into the true Texas originals recently, and am gradually extracting playlists. The first to come together is a Bob Wills sampler.

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys reinvented an already unique style of music, Texas swing, starting in the 1930's. Their amalgam has a raucous big dance band sound featuring fiddle, steel guitar, and piano as opposed to the big brass of straight jazz big bands. Even the laments are woven through with a playfulness that raises the corners of the lips and sets the toes a-tappin'.

More accurate history and fine photos are at the Texas Playboys site.

Bob Wills Sampler - playlist in comments


Blogger J Shifty said...

Bob Wills Sampler Playlist

1. (Me And My Baby) Doin' The Bunny Hop
2. A Maiden's Prayer
3. My Life's Been A Pleasure
4. Warm Red Wine
5. Three Little Kittens
6. Sally Goodin'
7. My Little Rock Candy Baby
8. I've Got A New Road Under My Wheels
9. I Laugh When I Think How I Cried Over You
10. Bubbles In My Beer
11. Steel Guitar Rag
12. Bottle Baby Boogie
13. Stay A Little Longer
14. Texas Blues
15. I'll Have Somebody Else
16. Cadillac In Model 'A'
17. I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)
18. Crippled Turkey

7/12/2005 9:28 AM

Anonymous mark said...

Nice List! Made me think of Asleep at the Wheel...the only Texas swing I really ever got into. I need to do a bit of a list :-)

7/14/2005 12:31 AM


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