Take Me Back to Tulsa [Proper Box]

Take Me Back to Tulsa [Proper Box]

by Bob Wills
     
 

Everyone who's ever explored Western swing knows that Bob Wills' music was revolutionary, but any fan who hasn't listened to the music on disc one of this collection probably doesn't realize how revolutionary it really was. Most modern retrospectives concentrate on music that Wills made after his signature sound was firmly established, but the earliest (and seldom… See more details below

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Everyone who's ever explored Western swing knows that Bob Wills' music was revolutionary, but any fan who hasn't listened to the music on disc one of this collection probably doesn't realize how revolutionary it really was. Most modern retrospectives concentrate on music that Wills made after his signature sound was firmly established, but the earliest (and seldom heard) sides here are fascinating in that they reveal the specific foundations for Wills' great synthesis. Old-timey fiddle tunes, primitive jazz, blues, gospel -- the breadth of his repertoire was staggering, and his bands not only played those myriad disparate genres, but mastered them utterly. There are dozens of seldom-heard gems throughout this four-disc set, but none more exciting than those found early on: "Get With It," with Leon McAuliffe's jazzy, astonishingly dissonant guitar solo that predates Scotty Moore's rockabilly licks by nearly 20 years, Tommy Duncan's brilliant, jazzy yodeling on "I Ain't Got Nobody," the beautiful gospel ballad "There's No Disappointment in Heaven," "Basin Street Blues," and on and on. The accompanying 50-page booklet contains a nice historical essay and rare photographs, but may be problematic to researchers in that its session notes are sometimes inaccurate. In terms of the music, however, nothing but good words can be said. Many of these songs have probably never been heard by CD-era fans, being previously available only on Bear Family's massive box set, and every single one of Wills' hits are included, as well as many of the classic Tiffany Transcriptions. And all for under $25.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2002
Label:
Proper Box Uk
UPC:
0604988993226
catalogNumber:
32

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Nancy Jane  -  Fort Worth Doughboys
  2. Sunbonnet Sue  -  Fort Worth Doughboys
  3. Osage Stomp  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  4. Get With It  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  5. Spanish Two Step  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  6. Maiden's Prayer  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  7. I Ain't Got Nobody  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  8. Who Walks in When I Walk Out  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  9. Oklahoma Rag  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  10. Smith's Reel  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  11. Weary of the Same Ol' Stuff  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  12. No Matter How She Done It  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  13. Bluin' the Blues  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  14. Red Hot Gal of Mine  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  15. Steel Guitar Rag  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  16. What's the Matter With the Mill?  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  17. Sugar Blues  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  18. Basin Street Blues  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  19. Too Busy  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  20. Fan It  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  21. There's No Disappointment in Heaven  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  22. Swing Blues No. 1  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  23. Playboy Stomp  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  24. T for Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1)  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  25. Never No More Hard Times Blues  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  26. Oozlin' Daddy Blues  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Disc 2

  1. Black Rider  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  2. Pray for the Lights to Go Out  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  3. San Antonio Rose  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  4. Carolina in the Morning  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  5. Silver Bells (That Ring in the Night)  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  6. Beaumont Rag  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  7. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  8. Whoa Baby  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  9. I Wonder If You Feel the Way I Do  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  10. My Window Faces the South  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  11. That's What I Like About the South  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  12. The Waltz You Saved for Me  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  13. Prosperity Special  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  14. Don't Let the Deal Go Down  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  15. You're Okay  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  16. Lone Star Rag  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  17. Corrine, Corrina  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  18. Bob Wills Special  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  19. Time Changes Everything  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  20. Big Beaver  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  21. New San Antonio Rose  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  22. I Knew the Moment I Lost You  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  23. Twin Guitar Special  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  24. Take Me Back to Tulsa  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  25. Takin' It Home  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  26. Please Don't Leave Me  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  27. Cherokee Maiden  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  28. Dusty Skies  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  29. My Life's Been a Pleasure  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Disc 3

  1. We Might as Well Forget It  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  2. Home in San Antone  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  3. Liberty  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  4. Miss Molly  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  5. You're from Texas  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  6. Goodbye Liza Jane  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  7. My Confession  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  8. Texas Playboy Rag  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  9. Roly Poly  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  10. Stay a Little Longer  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  11. Just a Plain Old Country Boy  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  12. New Spanish Two-Step  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  13. I'm Feelin' Bad  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  14. Cotton Eyed Joe  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  15. Brain Cloudy Blues  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  16. Bob Wills Boogie  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  17. Fat Boy Rag  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  18. A Good Man Is Hard to Find  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  19. A Little Bit of Boogie  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  20. Along the Navajo Trail  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  21. Baby Won't You Please Come Home  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  22. Betcha My Heart  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  23. Chinatown  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  24. Dinah  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  25. Frankie Jean  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  26. Hawaiian War Chant  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Disc 4

  1. I'm a Ding Dong Daddy  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  2. Milk Cow Blues  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  3. My Gal Sal  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  4. Red River Valley  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  5. Sugar Moon  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  6. Sweet Jennie Lee  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  7. The Girl I Left Behind Me  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  8. At the Woodchopper's Ball  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  9. Blues for Dixie  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  10. Bubbles in My Beer  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  11. Can't Get Enough of Texas  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  12. Cotton Patch Blues  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  13. Cowboy Stomp  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  14. Crazy Rhythm  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  15. Deep Water  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  16. Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  17. Keeper of My Heart  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  18. Little Cowboy Lament  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  19. Thorn in My Heart  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  20. Ida Red Likes to Boogie  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  21. Boot Heel Drag  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  22. Faded Love  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  23. I Laugh When I Think How I Cried Over You  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  24. I'll Be Lucky Someday  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  25. I Didn't Realise  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  26. Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  27. Jolie Blon Likes the Boogie  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  28. The End of the Line  -  Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Vocals
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle,Vocals,Electronic Mandolin
Tiny Moore   Fiddle,Vocals,Electronic Mandolin
Johnnie Lee Wills   Banjo
Jimmy Wyble   Electric Guitar
Wayne Johnson   Clarinet,Saxophone
Leon McAuliffe   Steel Guitar
Noel Boggs   Steel Guitar
Milton Brown   Vocals
Ted Adams   Bass
Danny Alguire   Trumpet,Vocals
Herman Arnspiger   Guitar
Jesse Ashlock   Fiddle
Lester Barnard   Electric Guitar
Alex Brashear   Trumpet
Keith Coleman   Fiddle
Johnny Cuviello   Drums
William E. Dacus   Drums
Ray DeGeer   Clarinet,Saxophone
Tommy Duncan   Vocals
Cameron Hill   Electric Guitar
Sleepy Johnson   Guitar (Tenor)
Millard Kelso   Piano
Jack Lloyd   Bass
Jamie MacIntosh   Trumpet
Robert McNally   Saxophone
Tiny Mott   Saxophone
Monte Mountjoy   Drums
Tommy Perkins   Drums
Herb Remington   Steel Guitar
Eldon Shamblin   Guitar
Everett Stover   Trumpet
Stricklin   Piano
Bob White   Fiddle
Billy Jack Wills   Bass,Drums,Vocals
Cecil Brower   Fiddle
Joe Holley   Fiddle
Roy Honeycutt   Steel Guitar
Dean McKinney   Vocals
Evelyn McKinney   Vocals
Ocie Stockard   Banjo
Louis Tierney   Fiddle,Saxophone
Luke Wills   Bass,Tenor Banjo
Son Lansford   Bass
Bill Mounce   Banjo
Gene Tomlins   Drums
George Balay   Clarinet,Saxophone
Morris Billington   Piano
Billy Bowman   Steel Guitar,Vocals
Neil Duer   Trombone
Bob Fitzgerald   Drums
Don Harlan   Clarinet,Saxophone
Doc Lewis   Piano
Tubby Lewis   Trumpet
Doyle Salathiel   Electric Guitar
Benny Strickler   Trumpet
Jimmie Widener   Banjo
Woodie Wood   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Anderson   Steel Guitar
Durwood Brown   Guitar
Art Haines   Fiddle,Trombone
Harley Huggins   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Ferguson   Bass,Saxophone
Myrl "Rusty" McDonald   Vocals,Tenor Banjo
Johnny Edwards   Drums
Charles Laughton   Clarinet,Trumpet,Saxophone

Technical Credits

Kokomo Arnold   Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Johnny Gimble   Composer
Tiny Moore   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Johnnie Lee Wills   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Larry Clinton   Composer
Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon   Composer
Wayne King   Composer
Leon McAuliffe   Composer
Ned Miller   Composer
Cliffie Stone   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Johnny Bond   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Milton Brown   Composer
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jesse Ashlock   Composer
Lester Barnard   Composer
M. Brown   Composer
Bo Chatmon   Composer
Chester Cohn   Composer
Bill Cox   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Paul Dresser   Composer
Tommy Duncan   Composer
Roger Graham   Composer
Eddie Green   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Millard Kelso   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Amy Ray   Composer
Herb Remington   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Eldon Shamblin   Composer
Stricklin   Composer
Hudson Whittaker   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Billy Jack Wills   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Louis Tierney   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Dickie McBride   Composer
Jimmie Widener   Composer
Carl Cotner   Composer
Alton Delmore   Composer
Harley Huggins   Composer
Jerry Irby   Composer
Roger Wolfe Kahn   Composer
Lee Martin   Composer
Lee Pockriss   Composer
Mancel Tierney   Composer
Joe Bishop   Composer
Dean McKinney Moore   Composer
Jon Ginoli   Composer
Dick Charles   Composer
M. Christian   Composer
Adam Komorowski   Liner Notes
Joe Young   Composer
Billy Moore   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Ralph Freed   Composer
William Jerome   Composer
Elsie McWilliams   Composer
Abner Silver   Composer
Larry Markes   Composer
Phil Baxter   Composer
Thomas Dilbeck   Composer
Lucy Fletcher   Composer
Emil Flindt   Composer
Charles Warfield   Composer
Bill Gaither   Composer
Jean Schwartz   Composer
Johnny Noble   Composer
Goodhart   Composer
Eddie Greene   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Unknown   Composer
Floyd Jenkins   Composer
Dave Peyton   Composer
Dan Howell   Composer
O.W. Mayo   Composer
Mel Stark   Composer
Marvin Richard "Dickie" Jones   Composer
Sam Martin   Composer
Mockridge   Composer
Junior Barnard   Composer
Barnard Wills   Composer
L. R. Bernard   Composer

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