Spade Cooley

Shame on You: The Western Swing Dance Gang

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Shame On You collects 25 previously unreleased radio transcriptions recorded in 1944-1945, nine of which feature Tex Williams on vocals. The title track is a version of Cooley's number one hit from 1945, and the other material runs the gamut from polkas ("Cowbell Polka," "Yodeling Polka") and hillbilly hoe-downs ("Down Home Rag") to tunes that have become instrumental standards ("Steel Guitar Rag," "Silver Bell.") The sound quality is excellent, and Shame on You is a fine companion piece to Spadella!, Columbia's collection of Cooley's classic OKeh sides.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
0:14
2 1:51
3 2:40
4 2:25
5 2:17
6
feat: Tex Williams
2:52
7 2:28
8
feat: Tex Williams
2:27
9 2:19
10
feat: Tex Williams
2:20
11 2:28
12
0:08
13 2:25
14
feat: Tex Williams
2:40
15 1:48
16
feat: Tex Williams
2:15
17 2:38
18
feat: Tex Williams
2:50
19 2:05
20
feat: Tex Williams
2:38
21 2:05
22
feat: Tex Williams
2:30
23 2:05
24
feat: Tex Williams
1:55
25
0:15
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