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Anthology 1935-1973
     

Anthology 1935-1973

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by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
 
The double-CD 32-track Anthology charts the evolution and high-water marks of Bob Wills's art, which are essentially the evolution and high-water marks of western swing as a genre. All the towering, resonant entries are present, from "New San Antonio Rose" (the big band version, from an epochal 1940 recording session that is well documented here) to the

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The double-CD 32-track Anthology charts the evolution and high-water marks of Bob Wills's art, which are essentially the evolution and high-water marks of western swing as a genre. All the towering, resonant entries are present, from "New San Antonio Rose" (the big band version, from an epochal 1940 recording session that is well documented here) to the ebullient instrumental "Steel Guitar Rag" to the crowd-pleasing two-step "Take Me Back to Tulsa" to the heartbreaking ballad "Time Changes Everything." As much as this collection honors Wills's vision -- documenting how the band leader continually reshaped his musical approach to keep things fresh -- it also pays tribute to the great musicians Wills assembled to realize that vision: jazz savvy guitarist Eldon Shamblin, go-for-broke piano pounder Al Stricklin, mandolin giant Tiny Moore, pedal steel virtuoso Leon McAuliffe, vocalist Tommy Duncan. The list goes on and on. Both as an overview of and introduction to the monumental achievements of an American artist, Anthology1935-1973 is indispensable.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The only comprehensive retrospective of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, the double-disc set Anthology 1935-1973 contains material from every label the Playboys recorded for and features the hit version of each of Wills' most famous songs, including "Right or Wrong," "Time Changes Everything," "Corrine, Corrina," "New San Antonio Rose," "Take Me Back to Tulsa," "Cherokee Maiden," "Roly-Poly," "Stay a Little Longer," "Big Beaver," "Bubbles in My Beer," "Faded Love," and many others. It's the rare compilation that functions both as a definitive overview and an excellent introduction.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/1991
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227074425
catalogNumber:
70744

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Vocals,Track Performer
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle
Tiny Moore   Mandolin
Johnnie Lee Wills   Banjo
Jimmy Wyble   Guitar
Wayne Johnson   Clarinet,Saxophone
Leon McAuliffe   Steel Guitar
Leon Rausch   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Noel Boggs   Steel Guitar
Ted Adams   Bass
Danny Alguire   Vocals
Herman Arnspiger   Guitar
Jesse Ashlock   Fiddle
Lester Barnard   Guitar
Alex Brashear   Trumpet
Keith Coleman   Fiddle
Johnny Cuviello   Drums
Ray DeGeer   Saxophone
Tommy Duncan   Vocals,Track Performer
Cameron Hill   Guitar
Sleepy Johnson   Guitar
Millard Kelso   Piano
Tiny Mott   Saxophone
Monte Mountjoy   Drums
Tommy Perkins   Drums
Herb Remington   Steel Guitar
Lee Ross   Bass
Eldon Shamblin   Rhythm Guitar
Everett Stover   Trumpet
Stricklin   Piano
Billy Jack Wills   Bass
Joe Holley   Fiddle
Roy Honeycutt   Steel Guitar
Ocie Stockard   Banjo
Louis Tierney   Fiddle,Saxophone
Luke Wills   Banjo,Bass,Electric Bass
Darren Jones   Bass
Son Lansford   Bass
Gene Tomlins   Drums
George Balay   Clarinet,Saxophone
Morris Billington   Piano
Billy Bowman   Steel Guitar,Vocals
Gene Crownover   Steel Guitar
Smokey Dacus   Drums
Neil Duer   Trombone
Skeeter Elkins   Piano
Claude Fewell   Banjo
Bob Fitzgerald   Drums
Don Harlan   Clarinet,Saxophone
Tag Lambert   Guitar
Doc Lewis   Piano
Tubby Lewis   Trumpet
Jack Loyd   Bass
Rusty McDonald   Vocals
Zeb McNally   Saxophone
Frank McWhorter   Fiddle
Johnny Megetto   Drums
Wade Peeler   Drums
Doyle Salathiel   Electric Guitar
Benny Strickler   Trumpet
Jimmie Widener   Vocals
Woodie Wood   Clarinet
Joe Ferguson   Bass,Saxophone
Leon Huff   Guitar

Technical Credits

Merle Travis   Composer
Johnnie Lee Wills   Composer
Leon McAuliffe   Composer
Cliffie Stone   Composer
Bo Chatmon   Composer
Tommy Duncan   Composer
Eldon Shamblin   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
O.W. Mayo   Composer

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Anthology 1935-1973 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the box set is the best collection of bob wills music you can find and it has all the great songs