Take A Ride With Bob

by alphamonkey on September 29, 2006 · 1 comment

in Music Videos,Uncategorized

The other day I posted a clip of Merle Haggard covering ‘San Antonio Rose’ with the Texas Playboys, and today I’d like to spend a little more time with the incomparable Bob Wills

Last weekend my father and step-mom attended the Kennedy Center performance of ’A Ride With Bob‘, a musical retelling of the life and career of Bob Wills featuring Asleep at the Wheel.  Upon hearing about the show, I turned green with envy.  Green, I say!  With my luck, the show will never make it’s way anywhere near my locale, so I’m seriously hoping someone (PBS?) gets around to broadcasting a performance forthwith.  But anyway…

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys remain one of my favorite musical groups of all time, as their blend of swing, jazz, country, and rhythm embodies what I love most about music, both as a performer and a listener.  So take some time and dig on this playlist of Bob Wills clips I put together for you, my faithful internet pals.

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    grin Great article.  He did a lot for music with his “Western Swing” style.  He was very popular in the l940’s with my family as a boy.  His music is still played on some “golden oldies” stations on the radio and satellite stations.  One of the first to cross over into pop from hill-billy as it was called at that time.  Great tribute to him. Thanks.

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