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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Pale Moon (song)
"Pale Moon" (An Indian Love Song) is a popular song composed by Frederic Knight Logan with lyrics by Jesse G. M. Glick. The song was written in 1920. Frank Sinatra recorded a version with the Tommy Do...
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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...
Eldon Shamblin
Eldon Shamblin (April 24, 1916 – August 5, 1998) was an American guitarist and arranger, particularly important to the development of Western swing music as one of the first electric guitarists in a p...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Li'l Liza Jane
"Li'l Liza Jane", also known as "Little Liza Jane" and "Liza Jane", is a song dating back at least to the 1910s. It has become a perennial standard both as a song and an instrumental in traditional ja...
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Billy Jack Saucier
Billy Jack Saucier (January 21, 1931 - October 21, 1987) was an acclaimed Grand National Fiddler and a native of Dallas, Texas.
As a child, Saucier studied classical violin and performed with the ...
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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 ...
Milton Brown
Milton Brown (September 7, 1903 – April 18, 1936) was an American band leader and vocalist who co-founded the genre of Western swing. His band was the first to fuse hillbilly hokum, jazz, and pop toge...
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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...
Hurshul Clothier
Hurshul Clothier (1921–2006) was one of the pioneers of the big band sound of western swing. In 1953 he organized a western swing band, The Oklahoma Travelers, at the time referred to as the youngest...
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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Oklahoma Hills
"Oklahoma Hills" is a song written by Woody Guthrie. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time. Jack Guthrie, Woody's cousin, later changed the...
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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