Bob Wills

San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills

San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills

  • Bob Wills
  • Charles Townsend

Merle Haggard called him “the best damn fiddle player in the world.” A New York Times obituary said he was ” a super-giant before there were super-giants, an Elvis Presley of the nineteen-thirties and forties.” In Texas, at least, according to Waylon Jennings, Bob Wills is still the king. This is the man, the life, and the music dealt with in this book.

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Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys Greatest Hits: Piano Vocal Music Book

Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys Greatest Hits: Piano Vocal Music Book

  • 136 pages
  • Size: 12″ x 9″
  • Artist: Bob Wills
  • ISBN: 1569221065
  • The Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys music book gives you sheet music, chords and lyrics for: Across the Alley from the Alamo, All Night Long, A Big Ball in Cowtown (We’ll Dance Around), Blue Bonnet Lane, Eight’r from Decatur, Heart to Heart Talk, Honeysuckle Rose, I Needed You, Ida Red, Miss Molly, Oklahoma Hills (Guthrie/Guthrie), Silver Bells (That Ring in the Night), St

(Creative Concepts Publishing). A classic souvenir collection of 46 hits from those Kings of Western Swing, complete with an introduction and an extensive photo section of the band through the years. Songs include: Across the Alley from the Alamo * All Night Long * A Big Ball in Cowtown (We’ll Dance Around) * Blue Bonnet Lane * Eight’r from Decatur * Heart to Heart Talk * Honeysuckle Rose * I Needed You * Ida Red * Miss Molly * Oklahoma Hills (Guthrie/Guthrie) * Silver Bells (That Ring in the Night) * St. Louis Blues * Who’s Sorry Now * and more!

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Live Music Roundup: Thursday 10 March, 2016
Be prepared for authentic 1950s American roots with a combo of western swing, rockabilly, jazz, rhythm & blues! Known for his top-of-the class guitar playing, Warren Earl is recreating the lost sounds from the likes of Bob Wills to Blind Boy Fuller …
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Grammy Winners 2016: The Full List
Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys by Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves, art directors (Asleep At The Wheel). Label: Bismeaux Records. BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS. “Sue (Or In A …
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Owner of 'oldies' stations adds two more in Maine
Every Friday, will feature an expanded rock 'n' roll format and on Saturday, there will be country oldies, offering music from artists such as Bob Wills, Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells, Johnny Cash, Crystal Gayle, the Statler Brothers, Waylon Jennings and …
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King of Western Swing

King of Western Swing

The heppest cowboy on the range, Bob is credited with inventing Western swing. These cats, uhh dogies, really kick it into overdrive on this box set of recordings from 1935 to 1940–usurping jazz classics such as the “St. Louis Blues” and turnin’ ’em into a new breed of dust devil.

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'Hateful Eight' Trailer #3: Kurt Russell Vs Samuel L. Jackson

'Hateful Eight' Trailer #3: Kurt Russell Vs Samuel L. Jackson
Bob (Demián Bichir), who's taking care of Minnie's while she's visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern).
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Norah Jones brings fresh songs to Riverside
The band counts among its chief influences such renowned country, Western swing and gypsy jazz stars as Bob Wills, Tex Williams, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams and Django Reinhardt. JP Cyr and His Radio Wranglers have performed at Opryland in Nashville …
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Mon-Yough area voters have plenty of candidates to consider before heading to
For North Huntingdon Township board of commissioners, Mike Faccenda Jr. (D) opposes *Fran Bevan (R) for a two-year term in Ward 6, Duane Kucera (D) opposes Bob Galley (D) in Ward 7 and candidates are unopposed in Wards 1, 3 and 5. • For North …
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HSBG Preview: Asleep at the Wheel

HSBG Preview: Asleep at the Wheel
Asleep at the Wheel played different subgenres of country music, but it was the band's take on Texas swing — in particular, the music of Bob Wills, dubbed the "King of Western Swing" — that made the deepest impression. Asleep at the Wheel sparked the …
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'They ain't making Jews like Kinky Friedman'
Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys [a play on Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys] were never destined to make Nashville's hit charts, but Friedman would become a noted outlier on Austin's outlaw-country movement, more famous for the likes of …
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Event offers a primer on fermentation
Bob Wills, owner of Clock Shadow Creamery/Cedar Grove Cheese, will discuss the role of bacterial cheese cultures, yeasts and mold in cheese production, addressing how they create the wide variety of cheeses. Also to be covered: the role of terroir and …
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Remembering Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys with No. 1 Hits
Few modern country music fans remember the genre of country-western, and few are still familiar with the work of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Wills, the "King of Western Swing," died 40 years ago on May 13, and Music Times is hoping to maintain …
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Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys

That’s What I Like About The South. Great Western Swing from Bob Wills.
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ICAC: Behind the cast taking centre stage at the inquiry

ICAC: Behind the cast taking centre stage at the inquiry
An ALP figure and retained by Buildev – once described as Tripodi's ''eyes and ears'' in Newcastle – Wills has been named as the person who allegedly conceived the smear campaign against McKay and Buildev's opponent for their coal loader, a proposed …
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BWW Reviews: Come Ye to BRIGADOON at Music Circus
Jeff, played by the comedic Jason Graae, attracts the attention of rambunctious Meg Brockie (Tory Ross), while a sweet-voiced Robert J. Townsend as Tommy experiences love-at-first-sight with the local Fiona MacLaren (Jennifer Hope Wills). Hope Wills …
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“I Hear Ya Talkin” Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

“I Hear Ya Talkin” played by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. From the DVD “Take Me Back To Tulsa.” More info at…

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