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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bob Wills

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Album Review

Part of Universal's massive 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection, this 12-song budget set draws on a cross-section of recordings pulled from his tenures with MGM, Kapp, and Decca. Highlights include "Bubbles in My Beer," "Cadillac and a Model A," "Milk Cow Blues," and "New Spanish Two Step." This is a good blend of early sides with later recordings of the Texas Playboys, giving a nice overview of his career.

Customer Reviews

awsome

i dont like country that much, but i like this

I dont matter whose in Austin, Bob Wills is still the"The King".

I love Western Swing, and this album makes a great contribution to my collection. Get New San Antonio Rose, Best song ever!

This ain't country...

... this is Western, Western Swing. From a time before County/ Western was a single idea, as the lady said "We have both kinds of music, Country and Western."

Biography

Born: March 6, 1905 in Kosse, TX

Genre: Country

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Bob Wills' name will forever be associated with Western swing. Although he did not invent the genre single-handedly, he did popularize the genre and changed its rules. In the process, he reinvented the rules of popular music. Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys were a dance band with a country string section that played pop songs as if they were jazz numbers. Their music expanded and erased boundaries between genres. It was also some of the most popular music of its era. Throughout the '40s, the band...
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