Western Swingin - 85 Tracks From Three Golden Decades Of Western Swing

Western Swingin


85 Tracks From Three Golden Decades Of Western Swing


Fantastic Voyage




Independent Pop & Rock

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Fantastic Voyage’s third set in an ongoing survey of the sounds which shaped country music and rock ’n’ roll concentrates on the golden age of western swing, from the thirties through to the fifties. The infectious sound of western swing, which brought string-band instrumentation to jazz- and blues-based repertoire, had its origins in Texas. In 1931 a trio of musicians were renamed the Light Crust Doughboys by a canny mill owner and sponsor of a local radio show. The Doughboys in turn spawned massively successful spin-off bands led by Milton Brown and Bob Wills respectively. The popularity of western swing spread throughout the south-western states and on to the fertile music scene in California, encouraging bands to expand their line-ups, some reaching the proportions of a small orchestra. Among the most successful outfits were those led by Spade Cooley, T Texas Tyler, Tex Williams and Hank Thompson.

All these artists, and many more are represented across the generous 85 tracks, which include the seminal western swing instrumental, “Taking Off” (Milton Brown’s band, featuring the lap-steel guitar of Bob Dunn), and Bob Wills evergreens like “Steel Guitar Rag”, “San Antonio Rose”, “Take Me Back To Tulsa” and “Faded Love”. The set is divided into three themes, disc one covering the aforementioned hits and evergreens, disc two exploring jazz-derived repertoire, and disc three doing the same for the blues, a genre which increasingly attracted the western swing bands. Titles like “Good Rockin' Tonight” would enjoy renewed popularity when covered by Elvis Presley and other rockabilly cats. Western Swing enjoyed a revival – and some crossover to rock audiences - in the seventies at the hands of Asleep At The Wheel and Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen. In 2010 Willie Nelson collaborated on an album with Asleep At The Wheel, while contemporary band The Hot Club Of Cowtown brings its blend of hot jazz and western swing to enthusiastic audiences worldwide.

CD 1: …the Hits

01. Bob Wills – „Steel Guitar Rag“
02. Spade Cooley - „Shame On You“
03. Al Dexter - „Pistol-Packin' Mama“
04. Bob Wills - „Take Me Back To Tulsa“
05. Bob Wills - „Big Beaver“
06. Floyd Tillman - „Drivin' Nails In My Coffin“
07. Bob Wills - „Stay A Little Longer“
08. Tex Williams - „Never Trust A Woman“
09. Pee Wee King - „Tennessee Waltz“
10. Bob Wills - „Roly Poly“
11. Bob Wills - „Faded Love“
12. Leon McAuliffe - „Panhandle Rag“
13. Spade Cooley - „Crazy ‘Cause I Love You“
14. Milton Brown - „Taking Off“
15. Johnny Lee Wills - „Rag Mop“
16. Bob Wills - „Sugar Moon“
17. Bob Wills - „New Spanish Two-Step“
18. Moon Mullican - „The Lonesome Hearted Blues“
19. Milton Brown - „Get Along, Cindy“
20. Merle Travis - „Divorce Me C.O.D. “
21. Hank Penny - „Steel Guitar Stomp“
22. Bob Wills - „New San Antonio Rose“
23. Spade Cooley - „Detour“
24. Tex Williams - „Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) “
25. Bob Wills - „Cherokee Maiden“
26. Hoyle Nix - „A Big Ball’s In Cowtown“
27. Pee Wee King - „Rootie Tootie“
28. Leon McAuliffe - „Take It Away, Leon“

CD 2: …the Jazz

01. Milton Brown - „St Louis Blues“
02. W Lee O‘Daniel - „There’ll Be Some Changes Made“
03. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - „White Heat“
04. Cliff Bruner - „Sugar“
05. The Tune Wranglers - „She’s Sweet“
06. Modern Mountaineers - „Everybody’s Truckin’“
07. Sons Of The West - „Sally’s Got A Wooden Leg“
08. Bob Skyles - „Rubber Dolly“
09. Port Arthur Jubileers - „Jeep’s Blues“
10. Milton Brown - „The Hesitation Blues“
11. Swift Jewel Cowboys - „You Gotta Ho-De-Ho (To Get Along With Me) “
12. Bob Wills - „Rosetta“
13. Johnny Lee Wills - „Too Long“
14. The Hi-Flyers - „Watcha Gonna Do? “
15. Jimmie Revard - „It’s A Long, Long Way To Tipperary“
16. Milton Brown - „Down By The O-H-I-O“
17. Cliff Bruner - „One Sweet Letter From You“
18. Ocie Stockard - „Bass Man Jive“
19. The Light Crust Dough Boys - „Pussy, Pussy, Pussy“
20. Milton Brown - „Some Of These Days“
21. Wade Ray & Noel Boggs - „It’s All Your Fault“
22. Pee Wee King - „Slow Poke“
23. Bob Wills - „Twin Guitar Special“
24. Bill Mounce - „I've Found A New Baby“
25. Bob Dunn - „Stompin’ At The Honky Tonk“
26. Smoky Wood - „Keep On Truckin’“
27. Ole Rasmussen - „In The Mood“
28. Johnny Lee Wills - „Whatcha Know, Joe? “
29. Tex Williams - „Artistry In Western Swing“

CD 3: …the Blues

01. Brown’s Musical Brownies - „Louise, Louise Blues“
02. Bob Wills - „Corrine Corrina“
03. Hartman’s Heart Breakers - „Feels Good“
04. T Texas Tyler - „My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It“
05. Tommy Duncan - „Never No Mo' Blues“
06. Bob Wills - „Sittin’ On Top Of The World“
07. Buddy Jones - „She’s A Hum-Dum Dinger“
08. Johnny Lee Wills - „Milk Cow Blues“
09. Swift Jewel Cowboys - „Fan It! “
10. Hank Penny - „Let Me Play With Your Poodle“
11. Adolph Hofner - „Joe Turner Blues“
12. Cliff Bruner - „Kangaroo Blues“
13. Smoky Wood - „Woodchip Blues“
14. Roy Hogsed - „Cocaine Blues“
15. Modern Mountaineers - „Pipe Liner's Blues“
16. Bill Boyd - „Mama Don’t Like No Music“
17. The Jubileers - „The Right String But The Wrong Yo-Yo“
18. Bob Dunn’s Vagabonds - „Mean Mistreater Blues“
19. Bob Wills - „Brain Cloudy Blues“
20. Jesse Ashlock - „My Bank Account Is Gone“
21. Hank Penny & Jaye P Morgan - „You Played On My Piano“
22. Billy Jack Wills - „I Don’t Know“
23. Ann Jones - „Knockin' Blues“
24. Hank Thompson - „Good Rockin' Tonight“
25. Les Anderson & Redd Harper - „And I Shook“
26. Tommy Duncan - „Hound Dog“
27. Bennie Leaders - „Hey, Miss Fannie“
28. Cecil Campbell - „Rock And Roll Fever“

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