Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys, Radio Days

Jon Langford (Mekons)

By Jon Langford (Mekons)

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Vintage radio sessions with the King of Western Swing

A bunch of vintage radio sessions with lots of amusing Playboy banter and inhuman whelps from Bob Wills, the undisputed King of Western Swing. A couple of years ago I went to Turkey, Texas (where Bob was the barber back in the '30s) for his birthday bash. It was fabulous. There were more RVs than you could shake a stick at, non-stop, round-the-clock singing and dancing and me and Waco mandolinist Tracey Dear lowered the average age to around 82.