Willie Nelson
The Quintessential Hank Thompson 1948-1979
Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy [ASV/Living Era]
Merle Haggard

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Western Swing was the most eclectic form of country music and in its free-wheeling diversity, it set the stage for rock & roll. Based in traditional string band music, Western swing also incorporated traditional pop melodies, jazz improvisation, blues, and folk, creating a wildly entertaining and eclectic form of American music. Bob Wills and Milton Brown popularized the genre in the '30s, and Wills became known as the father of the genre, since he remained popular for several decades, during which he had a remarkable string of hit singles. Although it sometimes faded away from view, Western swing remained popular throughout the 20th century, occasionally experiencing upswings in popularity, such as in the early '70s and the early '90s.

Western Swing Artists Highlights

Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard
Asleep at the Wheel
Asleep at the Wheel
Bob Wills
Bob Wills
Tiny Moore
Tiny Moore
Jethro Burns
Jethro Burns

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Western Swing Album Highlights

The Quintessential Hank Thompson 1948-1979
Hank Thompson
The Quintessential Hank ...
Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy [ASV/Living Era]
Red Foley
Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy ...
Bob Wills Anthology
Bob Wills / Bob Wills and ...
Bob Wills Anthology
Vintage Collections
Hank Thompson
Vintage Collections
The Essential Marty Robbins: 1951-1982
Marty Robbins
The Essential Marty ...
The Tiffany Transcriptions - For Collectors Only: The McKinney Sisters
McKinney Sisters / Bob ...
The Tiffany Transcriptions ...

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Western Swing Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy Red Foley
A Six Pack to Go Hank Thompson
That's All Right Marty Robbins
Smoke on the Water Red Foley
San Antonio Rose Merle Haggard
Pray for the Lights to Go Out
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Big Beaver Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Rye Whiskey Harry Choates
Teach 'Em How to Swim Hank Thompson
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Hank Thompson

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