Posts Tagged ‘Western Swing’

Milk Cow Blues

August 27, 2022

“Milk Cow Blues,” attributed to Kokomo Arnold, recorded by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, 1973. Leon Rausch (vocalist), Bob Wills (vocal interjections), Johnny Gimble (fiddle), Leon McAuliffe (steel guitar), Eldon Shamblin (guitar), Al Stricklin (piano), Tommy Allsup (bass), William E. “Smokey” Dacus (drums).

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I Like the Wide Open Spaces

October 10, 2020

“I Like the Wide Open Spaces,” written by Ken Murray, Royal Foster and Charles WIck, recorded by Hank Penny, from a 1951 radio broadcast..

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Mary Jane

June 29, 2019

“Mary Jane,” written by Jerry Irby, and recorded by him at the Jefferson Hotel, in Dallas with the Modern Mountaineers, 1941. Jerry Irby (vocal, guitar), Johnny Thames (tenor banjo), Bob Dunn (steel guitar), Bill Mounce (bass), Grady Hester (fiddle).

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Johnny Gimble, 1926 — 2015

May 15, 2015

Johnny Gimble, 1926 -- 2015

Award-winning Western Swing fiddler Johnny Gimble died last week at the age of 88. For many years he played with Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, and was a first-call Nashville session musician. More recently he played and recorded with Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel.

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