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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3 Responses to King of Western Swing

  • EastCoastMusicFan says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Music… Botch Job, June 11, 2014
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    This review is from: King of Western Swing (Audio CD)
    After returning this set, I bought the Bob Wills CD set “San Antonio Rose” on the Bear Family label (which contains everything on this JSP set and more) instead. This JSP set costs about 90% less, so I wanted to be satisfied with it. The sound quality is less than great but not a deal-breaker. About half of the tracks sound fine, but the other half sound tinny, with excessive treble and little or no bass. There are skips throughout the set, which may be due to damaged sources or an incompetent transfer job. But the problem that settled the deal for me was that CD 1, track 14, is the EXACT same recording as CD 2, track 25. I confirmed that these two tracks are NOT supposed to be the same. This is a track programming error that should have been caught in quality control (if there was any). This set was clearly a rush job. JSP box sets are usually excellent, with high production values in cheap packaging, but this one is just shoddy all the way through.

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  • Woodrow says:
    6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Ho-hum sound, July 9, 2008
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    Woodrow (Hurt, Texas, USA) –

    This review is from: King of Western Swing (Audio CD)
    If you want to start gathering Bob’s complete output, this set offers you a cheap option compared to the Bear Family boxes. Soundwise there’s no comparison, this JSP sounds lifeless, shrill and lacks base. So the 2 stars reflect the unpleasant sound, there are not enough stars in the universe to rate the music!

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  • Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Five Stars, March 2, 2015
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    Great tunes

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