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