Cowboy Fiddler in Bob Wills' Band

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University of North Texas Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 168 pages
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This is a great book about a man who very well knew his way around the Western Swing bandstand as well as a Cowboy on the BIG ranches of the Texas Panhandle! John Erickson did a fine job on this "works"!10+++
Duke Gilleland, Texas

Contents

Introduction by Lanny Fiel
3
Growing Up in Bob Wills Country
7
The Cowboys First Fiddle
12
Roping Rabbits and Fiddling Around
21
Making Bob Wills Band
28
Bob Wills Stories
40
The Drinking Problem
50
San Antonio Rose and Afterthoughts
59
Cowboying on the JA Ranch
95
The JA Horses
106
Two Bad OnesTwilight and Blaze
113
Good Cowboys Bad Cattle
124
The Hedgecoke Ranch
137
Glenn Green Flower and Other Broncs
145
Danny Boy and Looks Easy
157
Index
163

Introduction by John R Erickson
87

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About the author (1997)

Frankie McWhorter grew up in the Texas Panhandle town of Memphis and has managed a seventeen-section ranch in the Panhandle. In addition to fiddling and cowboying, his books include Horse Fixin': Forty Years of Working with Problem Horses , as told to John R. Erickson, and Play It Lazy: The Bob Wills Fiddle Legacy, with Lanny Fiel.



John R. Erickson lives with his wife Kris and their children on their M-Cross Ranch in the Texas Panhandle, "nine-sections of the most gorgeous cowboy country on God's earth," where he ranches and writes. He is the author of the Hank the Cowdog series.

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