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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by chemobrain, Dec 30, 2017.
Are you grinning yet?
The King of Texas Swing. My band plays several of their tunes--very challenging! There were some great musicians in that band.
Bob Wills is still the King.
Check out the Tiffany Transcriptions.
I’ve said it here before, and I’ll say it again now. BW&TTP were the greatest band America ever produced. No other band can match them for # of hits, longevity, and range of material.
Big second on the Tiffany Transcriptions; American music done right.
Long live the king!
Funny, just a couple days ago I downloaded some Bob Wills/Texas Playboys backing tracks for fun & practice. He's one of my all-time faves. I've given some thought to forming a Western Swing band as a fun side project. Meanwhile, I love jamming with the tunes.
He was country when country wasn't cool .
I think he was country when country was cool. Now is when country isn't cool.
I always loved the Texas Playboys theme
Thanks for posting. You're always too young to marry.
Bob Wills is still the King! Amazing musicians in that band...and rarely any three chord wonder songs...
The Tiffany Transcriptions is arguably the greatest set of genre-defying American music ever cut.
I love Bob Wills' music. We are all deeply indebted to Merle Haggard for its national re-exposure in the 70s.
Bob's band was a fiddle based Texas dance hall band, playing the Texas-Oklahoma circuit. To expand his appeal, to widen his audience, he adopted the sounds of the popular swing bands of his time-Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey. He liked hot soloists, and it so happened that his hot soloists liked Charlie Christian, and Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, etc. When he said, "Take it", he liked it when they ran with the ball, because his audience liked it too. He was not threatened by a hot take-off guitar solo.
2/4 swing, which is what his music is, is a very danceable rhythm, and it is super fun to play.
I had the honor to meet Tiny Moore once, while attending a clinic he gave. A wonderful player, and a wonderful man, with wonderful reminiscences about the guys he had worked with.
still the king
Roly Poly - Eatin' corn and taters!