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Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys


Western Swingtime Music: A Cool Breeze in the American Desert

Overview by Jerry Zolten, Sing Out!, June 1974

IN THE GOLDEN days of big band swing, while Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington were sizzling in the cities, a back-country form of big band ...

The Texas Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel: Panther Hall, Fort Worth, Texas

Live Review by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, August 1977

"THIS ONE goes back to 1936," Leon McAuliffe grinned. "Bob told me, 'Leon, just hit a chord and then I'll say something,' and so I ...

Bob Wills

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 6 March 1905, Limestone County, Texas, USA, d. 13 May 1975, Fort Worth, Texas ...

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