Heroes of Country Music, Vol. 1: Legends of Western Swing [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
The first volume in Rhino's excellent Heroes of Country Music takes on the original purveyors of Western swing with 18 tasty tracks. Cut during the prime years of the '30s and '40s, the material features both stars (Bob Wills, Hank Penny, Leon McAuliffe, Light Crust Doughboys) and the relatively obscure (Jesse Ashlock, Dickie McBride, the Fort Worth Doughboys?). The music and lyrics run the gamut, too, covering classics (Modern Mountaineers' "Everybody's Truckin'"), boogie woogie (Spade Cooley's "Bogg's Boogie"), the depression (McAuliffe's "Panhandle Rag"), and even the raunchy side of the bedroom (Lightcrust's "Pussy, Pussy, Pussy"). Topped off with Hank Thompson's go at...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
The first volume in Rhino's excellent Heroes of Country Music takes on the original purveyors of Western swing with 18 tasty tracks. Cut during the prime years of the '30s and '40s, the material features both stars (Bob Wills, Hank Penny, Leon McAuliffe, Light Crust Doughboys) and the relatively obscure (Jesse Ashlock, Dickie McBride, the Fort Worth Doughboys?). The music and lyrics run the gamut, too, covering classics (Modern Mountaineers' "Everybody's Truckin'"), boogie woogie (Spade Cooley's "Bogg's Boogie"), the depression (McAuliffe's "Panhandle Rag"), and even the raunchy side of the bedroom (Lightcrust's "Pussy, Pussy, Pussy"). Topped off with Hank Thompson's go at Woody Herman's "Woodchopper's Ball" and Tex Williams' aesthetes nod "Artistry in Western Swing," this Western swing sampler should work mighty fine for all those little doggies lookin' to break in to the big time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/1996
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227244026
  • Catalog Number: 72440

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sunbonnet Sue (3:06)
  2. 2 Taking Off (2:46)
  3. 3 Everybody's Truckin' (2:28)
  4. 4 Pussy, Pussy, Pussy - The Light Crust Doughboys (2:24)
  5. 5 When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) - Cliff Bruner (2:43)
  6. 6 Won't You Ride in My Little Red Wagon - Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys (2:48)
  7. 7 Milk Cow Blues (2:51)
  8. 8 Tulsa Twist (2:30)
  9. 9 Southern Belle (From Nashville, Tennessee) (2:54)
  10. 10 Faded Love (3:05)
  11. 11 Boggs Boogie (2:46)
  12. 12 Artistry in Western Swing - Tex Williams & the Western Caravan (2:55)
  13. 13 My Bank Account Is Gone (2:52)
  14. 14 Panhandle Rag (2:47)
  15. 15 It's All Your Fault (2:34)
  16. 16 Steelin' Home (2:22)
  17. 17 Troubles (Those Lonesome Kind) - Billy Jack Wills (2:36)
  18. 18 Woodchopper's Ball - Brazos Valley Boys (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Atkins Guitar
Tiny Moore Mandolin
Moon Mullican Piano, Vocals
Hank Thompson Guitar, Track Performer
Johnnie Lee Wills Track Performer, Tenor Banjo
Jimmy Wyble Guitar
Knocky Parker Piano
Leon McAuliffe Steel Guitar
Noel Boggs Steel Guitar, Track Performer
Hank Penny Guitar, Vocals
Wade Ray Fiddle, Vocals, Track Performer
The Light Crust Doughboys Track Performer
Tex Williams Leader, Track Performer
Milton Brown Leader, Vocals
Spade Cooley Fiddle
Cliff Bruner Fiddle
Ted Adams Bass
Billy Armstrong Fiddle
Jesse Ashlock Vocals, Track Performer
Lester Barnard Jr. Electric Guitar
Owen Bradley Piano
Alex Brashear Trumpet
Boudleaux Bryant Fiddle
J.R. Chatwell Fiddle
Johnny Cuviello Drums
Stan Ellison Guitar
Phil Gray Trombone
James Hall Fiddle
Roy Harte Drums
Buddy Hayes Bass
Sleepy Johnson Guitar
Millard Kelso Piano
Manny Klein Trumpet
Monte Mountjoy Drums
Bill Peters Fiddle
Smokey Rogers Guitar
Bill Stewart Bass
John Weiss Electric Guitar
Bob White Steel Guitar
Curley Williams Fiddle, Vocals, Track Performer
Bob Wills Fiddle, Track Performer
Billy Jack Wills Bass, Vocals, Track Performer
Cecil Brower Fiddle
Joe Holley Fiddle
Ocie Stockard Tenor Banjo
Louis Tierney Fiddle
Luke Wills Bass
Muddy Berry Drums
Derwood Brown Guitar
Hezzie Bryant Bass
Rex Call Fiddle
Wanna Coffman Bass
Pedro DePaul Accordion
Paul Featherstone Flute, Harp
Dickie McBride Guitar
Marvin Montgomery Banjo, Vocals
Kenneth Pitts Fiddle, Vocals
Leo Raley Electric Mandola
Carl Stewart Bass
Joe Thames Banjo
J.D. Standlee Steel Guitar
Morris Billington Piano
Harold Hensley Fiddle
Jimmie Widener Guitar
Tex Atchison Fiddle
Sheldon Bennett Fiddle
Vic Davis Piano
Bob Dunn Steel Guitar
Joe Pope Piano
Rip Ramsey Bass
Buddy Ray Electric Fiddle
Deuce Spriggins Bass
Mancel Tierney Piano
Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys Track Performer
Leon Mcauliffe & His Western Swing Band Track Performer
Milton Brown & His Brownies Track Performer
Tex Williams & the Western Caravan Track Performer
Smokey Wood Piano, Vocals
Stan Puls Bass
Zeke Campbell Electric Guitar
Jack Rivers Guitar
Joseph Williams Bass
Parker Wilson Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Max Fidler Fiddle
Arthur Atwell Trumpet
Luther Roundtree Guitar
Billy Hill Fiddle
Fort Worth Doughboys Track Performer
Modern Mountaineers Track Performer
Noel Boggs & His Day Sleepers Track Performer
Louis Dumont Tenor Banjo
Cactus Soldi Fiddle
Elbert Amsler Trombone
Charlie Morgan Guitar
Marvin Richard "Dickie" Jones Electric Fiddle
Lefty Groves Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Sanford Williams Guitar
Robert Kiser Guitar
J.C. Way Steel Guitar
Murel Wayne Johnson Clarinet, Saxophone
Paul McGhee Drums
Curley Cochran Steel Guitar
Benny Jr. Garcia Electric Guitar
Jim Boyd Guitar, Vocals
Lee C. Keith Trumpet
Technical Credits
Johnnie Lee Wills Composer
Woody Herman Composer
Art Satherley Producer
Bob Fisher Remastering
Dave Kapp Producer
Don Law Producer
Ken Nelson Producer
Eli Oberstein Producer
Steve Sholes Producer
Bob Wills Composer
Billy Jack Wills Composer
Lee Gillette Producer
Rich Kienzle Liner Notes, Discographical Annotation
Leo Raley Contributor
Jesse Kaye Producer
Buddy Ray Contributor
Coco Shinomiya Art Direction
Joe Bishop Composer
Richard Foos Executive Producer
Patrick Milligan Discographical Annotation
Clarence Gibson Composer
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