Western swing
Western swing music is a subgenre of American country music that originated in the late 1920s in the West and South among the region's Western string bands. It is dance music, often with an up-tempo b...
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Maiden's Prayer
"A Maiden's Prayer" (original Polish title: Modlitwa dziewicy Op. 4, French: La prière d'une vierge) is a composition of Polish composer Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska (1834–1861), which was published i...
Milk Cow Blues (song)
"Milk Cow Blues" is a blues song written and originally recorded by Sleepy John Estes in 1930 (The Blues Line: Blues Lyrics from Leadbelly to Muddy Waters, edited by Eric Sackheim, Jonathan Shahn, Da ...
Spade Cooley
Donnell Clyde Cooley (December 17, 1910 – November 23, 1969), better known as Spade Cooley, was an American Western swing musician, big band leader, actor, and television personality. His career...
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Smokey Rogers
Eugene Rogers (March 23, 1917–November 23, 1993), known professionally as Smokey Rogers, was an American Western swing musician and songwriter active during the 1940s and 50s on the West Coast.B...
Leon Rausch
Leon Rausch is known as "the voice" of "Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys". Rausch was lead vocalist from 1958 until the early 60s when he created his own band "The New Texas Playboys". In 1973, Wills ...
Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
"Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" is an off meter ballad concerning a man away from home worried that his paramour may unwittingly stray from their relationship. The song was recorded in many dif...
Adolph Hofner
Adolph Hofner (né Adolph John Hofner, Jr.; 8 June 1916 Moulton, Texas – 2 June 2000 San Antonio) was an American western swing bandleader.
Hofner was born into a family of Czech-German origin. He ...
Sitting on Top of the World
"Sitting on Top of the World" (also rendered as "Sittin' on Top of the World") is a folk-blues song written by Walter Vinson and Lonnie Chatmon, core members of the Mississippi Sheiks, a popular count...
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The Belleville Outfit
The Belleville Outfit was a cross-genre American folk band based out of Austin, Texas. Their sound has been described as "a mix of gypsy swing, big band jazz and cross-genre Americana music". In April...
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Right or Wrong (song)
"Right or Wrong" is a jazz ballad from 1921. Composed by Arthur Sizemore and Paul Biese, with words by Haven Gillespie, it is described by the original sheet music as "a beautiful fox-trot ballad."The...
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New Spanish Two Step
"New Spanish Two Step" is a Western swing standard based on a traditional fiddle tune, "Spanish Two Step," which was one of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys signature songs. Wills and his vocalist, To...
Jack Guthrie
Leon Jerry "Jack" Guthrie (November 13, 1915 – January 15, 1948) was a songwriter and performer whose rewritten version of the Woody Guthrie song "Oklahoma Hills" was a hit in 1945. The two music...
Al Clauser
Henry Alfred Clauser was a guitarist, songwriter and engineer featured on radio shows in Des Moines, Iowa and Tulsa, Oklahoma.Clauser was born in Manito, Illinois, on February 23, 1911. He may have or...
Bill Carson (musician)
Bill Carson (July 8, 1926 – February 15, 2007), born in Meridian, Oklahoma, was a California Western swing guitarist for whom Leo Fender originally designed the Fender Stratocaster electric guitar in ...
Stay a Little Longer
"Stay a Little Longer" is a Western swing dance tune written by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan. The title comes from a refrain in the chorus:The song consists of a number of unrelated verses, one of which...
Bob Dunn (musician)
Robert Lee "Bob" Dunn (February 5, 1908 - May 27, 1971) was an American jazz trombonist and a pioneer Western swing steel guitarist. Although much influenced by influential, key Hawaiian lap steel gui...
Moon Mullican
Aubrey Wilson Mullican (March 29, 1909 – January 1, 1967), known as Moon Mullican, and "King of the Hillbilly Piano Players", was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and pianist. Howev...
Tommy Duncan
Thomas Elmer Duncan (January 11, 1911–July 25, 1967), better known as Tommy Duncan, was a pioneering American Western swing vocalist and songwriter who gained fame in the 1930s as a founding mem...
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Faded Love
"Faded Love" is a Western swing song written by Bob Wills, his father John Wills, and his brother, Billy Jack Wills. The tune is considered to be an exemplar of the Western swing fiddle component of A...
Roly Poly (song)
"Roly Poly" is a humorous Western swing standard written by Fred Rose in 1946. In the song, Roly Poly is a very active boy who eats continuously to keep his strength up. Each verse ends with:"Roly Pol...
The Quebe Sisters Band
The Quebe Sisters Band is an American fiddle Western swing group from Fort Worth, Texas. The band consists of sisters Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe. Formed in 2002, the band performs Western swing, vi...
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Fred LaBour
Frederick LaBour (born June 3, 1948 Grand Rapids, Michigan), better known by his stage name Too Slim, is a Grammy award winning American musician, best known for his work with the Western swing musica...
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