San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills

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University of Illinois Press, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 395 pages
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A fine, engaging, and valuable biography of a man who merged the spontaneity of country fiddling with the Big Band Sound, giving birth to Western Swing. A landmark in country music!
 

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Contents

Cotton Fields and Cotton Camps
1
Down between the Rivers
16
I Slurred My Fiddle to Play the Blues
36
Frontier Folk Music Moves to Town
44
Western Jazz
53
Light Crust Doughboys and Texas Playboys
68
The Spread of Western Jazz
88
Music out of a Straitjacket
98
That Certain Woman Betty and the Summer of 42
215
This Is the Army Mr Wills
225
Take Me Back to Tulsa
235
Just Lookin for a Home
261
His Body Wore Out before His Desire
277
Country Music Hall of Fame
283
More Tributes to a Pioneer Musician
295
A Product of the Jazz Age
310

You Hired Bob Wills Didnt You?
112
Here Comes de Judge
121
The Ballad of Seabiscuit McAuliffe
132
The Glory Years and the Most Versatile Band in America
143
Faded Loves
156
San Antonio Rose Western Swing and Some of the Finest Jazzmen Youve Ever Heard
190
The Silver Screen and Music on the West Coast
206
Twilight Falls
316
Essay on Sources
325
A Comprehensive Discography
337
A Preliminary Bob Wills Filmusicography
373
Index
377
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