One of the original Western swing bands, the Light Crust Doughboys once featured the combined talents of Western swing's two most renowned figures, Bob Wills and Milton Brown. That lineup was unfortunately short-lived, due in large part to issues with the group's overly controlling manager, W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel (who would later become governor of Texas). However, even after all three of those figures were gone, the Light Crust Doughboys soldiered on, becoming one of the most popular pre-war Western swing bands in Texas; versions of the group continued to perform, off and on, well into the 21st century. The group's golden era is well represented on the 2007 compilation The Light Crust Doughboys 1936-1941, while a latter-day version of the combo took a lively look at the Doughboys' history on the epic-scale album 90 Songs, 90 ...
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Light Crust Doughboys 1936-1941 2007 Light Crust Doughboys 1936-1941
 
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