The Very Best Of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (2CD SET)

Artist: Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143497872
Cat No: NOT2CD787


The 1930’s saw the rise of the swing bands, leaders like Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller notched hit after hit. Country music wasn’t going to miss the trend, Milton Brown, Spade Cooley and Bill Boyd all headed country bands that swung and pulled in the crowds. But their music delivered something that was different from that of the usual flow of big bands. Instead of the usual array of brass instruments, they tended to feature strings and include traditional country reels and breakdowns, alongside Mexican and other influences. Their approach was termed ‘Western Swing’ and king of the genre was Bob Wills, leader of The Texas Playboys. Bob Wills provided an array of major country hits throughout the 1940s and into the early 1950s.

Disc 1

1. New San Antonio Rose
2. Smoke On The Water
3. New Spanish Two Step
4. Steel Guitar Rag
5. Corrine, Corrina
6. Roly-Poly
7. Take Me Back To Tulsa
8. Cherokee Maiden
9. Black Rider
10. Lone Star Rag
11. Faded Love
12. That’s What I Like ‘Bout The South
13. Bubbles In My Beer
14. Stay A Little Longer
15. Red Hot Gal Of Mine
16. Time Changes Everything
17. Whoa Babe
18. Beaumont Rag
19. Don’t Let The Deal Go Down
20. Can’t Get Enough Of Texas

Disc 2

1. Stars And Stripes On Iwo Jima
2. Osage Stomp
3. Bottle Baby Boogie
4. Texas Playboy Rag
5. Milk Cow Blues
6. I Ain’t Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me)
7. Get With It
8. Right Or Wrong
9. Oozlin’ Daddy Blues
10. I’m A Ding Dong Daddy
11. A Good Man Is Hard To Find
12. Cotton Eyed Joe
13. Dinah
14. Little Cowboy Lullaby
15. Home In San Antone
16. Boot Heel Rag
17. Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home?
18. Who Walks In When I Walk Out?
19. Bob Wills Boogie
20. San Antonio Rose