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Kings of Western Swing


Download links and information about Kings of Western Swing by Hank Penny, " Spade " Cooley, Tex Williams, The Light Crust Doughboys, Texas Playboys, Sons Of The West, Bob Willis. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Country genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 45:46 minutes.

Artist: Hank Penny, " Spade " Cooley, Tex Williams, The Light Crust Doughboys, Texas Playboys, Sons Of The West, Bob Willis
Release date: 1997
Genre: Country
Tracks: 18
Duration: 45:46
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No. Title Length
1. Take Me Back to Tulsa 2:10
2. Panhandle Shuffle 2:24
3. Fort Worth Stomp 2:26
4. Bugle Call Rag 2:03
5. Hot As I Am 2:20
6. Brown Bottle Blues 2:56
7. San Antonio Rose 3:22
8. Cheatin' On Your Baby 2:05
9. Keep a Knockin' But You Can't Come In 2:33
10. Milk Cow Blues 2:51
11. Little Willie Green (From New Orleans) 2:34
12. Tennessee Hound Dog 2:43
13. Blues Don't Mean a Thing 2:55
14. I Can't Trust You Now 1:57
15. Nails In My Coffin 2:38
16. Talking Boogie 2:47
17. Oklahoma Stomp 2:28
18. I'm Talking About You 2:34



There's not a lot of Spade Cooley available — only a fraction of what one can find on Bob Wills — so this live performance from his first radio show, on July 21, 1951, is a welcome release. This was done five years or more after the contents of Sony's collection, after Cooley had become a major media star on television. The music includes solo spots for steel guitarist Noel Boggs and vocalists Becky Barfield, Ginny Jackson, and Phil Gray. Unfortunately, in contrast to Bob Wills' work, the performances and arrangements are more swing than Western, and they don't really swing that well — the resident bands on television shows such as The Old American Barn Dance did better. It's fun, but clunky, lacking the smoothness one expects and remembers. Luckily, the special guest is Jimmy Wakely, who performs three numbers including his then new release, "The Solid South," and it's amazing to hear the band come to life on his numbers. The disc includes three comedy routines from the show — luckily, they're indexed and can be bypassed on repeated listening (the jokes were old then, and haven't aged well). The sound is fair, without the crisp resolution of the best radio transcriptions.