Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys created a unique sound, beginning in 1935. They combined blues, jazz, big-band swing, jitterbug, as well as diverse cultural music heard in Texas at the time. Bob Wills simply called it “Texas fiddle music”.
[“I Hear Ya Talkin‘,” by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. Clip from: Take Me Back to Tulsa, DVD.]
Tommy Duncan (vocals); Johnny Gimble (fiddle, electric mandolin); Joe “Jody” Holley (fiddle); Leon McAuliffe (vocals, steel guitar); Tiny Moore (fiddle, electric mandolin); Herb Remington (steel guitar); Eldon Shamblin (guitar); Al Stricklin (piano); Bob Wills (bandleader, vocals, fiddle, mandolin).
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