Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Take Me Back to Tulsa: The Original Columbia Recordings, Vol. 1

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Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys were the pacesetting Western swing band of 1935-1945, mixing together the instrumentation and flavor of country music with swinging jazz. This sampler has 16 of the Playboys' better recordings, including the rollicking "Ten Years," "Beaumont Rag," "Blue Yodel No. 1," "Spanish Two Step," and "San Antonio Rose." The music is not in chronological order (skipping around quite a bit) and completists will not be satisfied, but as an introduction to this important's band's music, this CD fits the bill quite well.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: Bob Wills
02:42 Amazon
2
feat: Bob Wills
02:51 Amazon
3
feat: Bob Wills
03:13 Amazon
4
feat: Bob Wills
02:42 Amazon
5
feat: Bob Wills
03:04 Amazon
6
feat: Bob Wills
02:25 Amazon
7
feat: Bob Wills
02:34 Amazon
8
feat: Bob Wills
02:56 Amazon
9
feat: Bob Wills
03:03 Amazon
10
feat: Bob Wills
02:27 Amazon
11
feat: Bob Wills
02:36 Amazon
12
feat: Bob Wills
02:27 Amazon
13
feat: Bob Wills
02:32 Amazon
14
feat: Bob Wills
02:48 Amazon
15
feat: Bob Wills
02:16 Amazon
16
feat: Bob Wills
02:48 Amazon
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