The Light Crust Doughboys are on the Air: Celebrating Seventy Years of Texas Music

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Millions of Texans and Southwesterners have been touched over the years by the Light Crust Doughboys. From 1930 to 1952, fans faithfully tuned in to their early-morning and, later, noontime radio program, and turned out in droves to hear them play live. The Doughboys embodied the very essence of the "golden era" of radio - live performances and the dominance of programming by advertising agencies. Their radio program began as a way to sell Light Crust Flour. Their early impresario, W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, ...
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The Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air: Celebrating Seventy Years of Texas Music

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Overview

Millions of Texans and Southwesterners have been touched over the years by the Light Crust Doughboys. From 1930 to 1952, fans faithfully tuned in to their early-morning and, later, noontime radio program, and turned out in droves to hear them play live. The Doughboys embodied the very essence of the "golden era" of radio - live performances and the dominance of programming by advertising agencies. Their radio program began as a way to sell Light Crust Flour. Their early impresario, W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, quickly learned how to exploit the power of radio to influence voters, and he put that lesson to good use to become a two-time Texas governor and the model for Pappy O'Daniel in the movie, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? But the group was more than a way to push flour; the talented musicians associated with them included Bob Wills and Milton Brown, each of whom receive credit for founding western swing.
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Rock Koster, Rock
As valuable to the casual fan as to any student of Texana.
Dallas Morning News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574411515
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Evelyn Oppenheimer Series
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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