The Great Bob Wills/Remembering...The Greatest Hits of Bob Wills

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This two-fer from Collectables unites two Bob Wills records that were originally issued as compilations in the first place: The Great Bob Wills was issued in 1965 on the Harmony HL label and Remembering...The Greatest Hits of Bob Wills was issued three years after Wills' death in 1975 as a greatest-hits set by Columbia. What the two have in common are the earliest years and maturing years of the Texas Playboys' recordings; the Harmony HL collection dates almost exclusively from the 1940s, when the band was kicking between 1945-1947. The last cut is an instrumental by Wills called "Bob Wills Special" from 1940, and "Fat Boy Rag" dates from 1938. The Columbia album dates from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This two-fer from Collectables unites two Bob Wills records that were originally issued as compilations in the first place: The Great Bob Wills was issued in 1965 on the Harmony HL label and Remembering...The Greatest Hits of Bob Wills was issued three years after Wills' death in 1975 as a greatest-hits set by Columbia. What the two have in common are the earliest years and maturing years of the Texas Playboys' recordings; the Harmony HL collection dates almost exclusively from the 1940s, when the band was kicking between 1945-1947. The last cut is an instrumental by Wills called "Bob Wills Special" from 1940, and "Fat Boy Rag" dates from 1938. The Columbia album dates from Wills' first recording session in 1935 through a recording of Fred Rose's "Roly Poly" in 1945. The sound quality is more than acceptable, if not fantastic, and the performances on both albums included are nothing less than stellar. As is typical with Collectables' material, there are no musician credits, though certain tracks cite vocal credits. There is a neat little essay by Don Law -- the man who signed Wills to his first contract with Columbia -- in the booklet which details the 1935 session. For beginners, this is a pretty good place to start at a decent price; for collectors, there probably isn't anything here you haven't heard before.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2003
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431755129
  • Catalog Number: 7551
  • Sales rank: 166,735

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You're There - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (3:03)
  2. 2 New Texas Playboy Rag - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:30)
  3. 3 Misery - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:43)
  4. 4 Fat Boy Rag - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:53)
  5. 5 A Sweet Kind of Love - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:43)
  6. 6 Bob Wills Schottische - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (3:07)
  7. 7 I'm Feelin' Bad - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:48)
  8. 8 Bob Wills Boogie - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:40)
  9. 9 Staccato Waltz - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:48)
  10. 10 Bob Wills' Special - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:45)
  11. 11 Corrine, Corrina - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:52)
  12. 12 Time Changes Everything - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:40)
  13. 13 New San Antonio Rose - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:39)
  14. 14 Twin Guitar Special - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:44)
  15. 15 Steel Guitar Rag - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:35)
  16. 16 Roly Poly - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:39)
  17. 17 Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:56)
  18. 18 Maiden's Prayer - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (3:07)
  19. 19 Mexicali Rose - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (3:17)
  20. 20 The Waltz You Saved for Me - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Wills Primary Artist, Vocals
Tommy Duncan Vocals
Harley Huggins Vocals
Technical Credits
Merle Travis Composer
Wayne King Composer
Leon McAuliffe Composer
Cliffie Stone Composer
Lester Barnard Jr. Composer
Bo Chatmon Composer
Tommy Duncan Composer
Frank Jones Producer
Gus Kahn Composer
Millard Kelso Composer
Don Law Producer, Liner Notes
Kurt Neumann Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Eldon Shamblin Composer
J. Mayo Williams Composer
Bob Wills Composer
Bruce Lundvall Cover Photo
Harley Huggins Composer
Helen Stone Composer
Jack Tenney Composer
Emil Flindt Composer
Andy Walker Composer
Billie "Tiny" Moore Composer
Traditional Composer
Paul Allender Composer
Rose Composer
Junior Barnard Composer
Barnard Wills Composer
L. R. Bernard Composer
Sam Llanas Composer
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