Bob Wills
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1905-03-06
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James Robert Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975), better known as Bob Wills, was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing, he was universally known as the ...

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Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
Ida Red
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Ida Red Ida Red Ida Red Ida Red
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Twin Guitar Special
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Faded Love
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Faded Love Faded Love Faded Love Faded Love
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San Antonio Rose
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San Antonio Rose San Antonio Rose San Antonio Rose San Antonio Rose
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Take Me Back To Tulsa
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Take Me Back To Tulsa Take Me Back To Tulsa Take Me Back To Tulsa Take Me Back To Tulsa
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New Spanish Two Step
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New Spanish Two Step New Spanish Two Step New Spanish Two Step New Spanish Two Step
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White Heat
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White Heat White Heat White Heat White Heat
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Steel Guitar Rag
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Steel Guitar Rag Steel Guitar Rag Steel Guitar Rag Steel Guitar Rag
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Cadillac In Model 'A'
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Bubbles In My Beer
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Bubbles In My Beer Bubbles In My Beer Bubbles In My Beer Bubbles In My Beer
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Ten Years
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Ten Years Ten Years Ten Years Ten Years
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Sugar Blues
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Sugar Blues Sugar Blues Sugar Blues Sugar Blues
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Time Changes Everything
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Time Changes Everything Time Changes Everything Time Changes Everything Time Changes Everything
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Miss Molly
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Miss Molly Miss Molly Miss Molly Miss Molly
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Home in San Antone
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Home in San Antone Home in San Antone Home in San Antone Home in San Antone
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Lone Star Rag
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South Of The Border
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South Of The Border South Of The Border South Of The Border South Of The Border
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Rosetta
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Rosetta Rosetta Rosetta Rosetta
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Corrine Corrina
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The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget
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The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget
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Hometown Stomp
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Beaumont Rag
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Big Beaver
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Cherokee Maiden
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Cherokee Maiden Cherokee Maiden Cherokee Maiden Cherokee Maiden
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Trouble In Mind
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Trouble In Mind Trouble In Mind Trouble In Mind Trouble In Mind
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Stay A Little Longer
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Stay A Little Longer Stay A Little Longer Stay A Little Longer Stay A Little Longer
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Biography

James Robert Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975), better known as Bob Wills, was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing, he was universally known as the King of Western Swing (after the death of Spade Cooley who used the moniker "King Of Western Swing" from 1942 to 1969.)

Wills formed several bands and played radio stations around the South and West until he formed the Texas Playboys in 1934 with Wills on fiddle, Tommy Duncan on piano and vocals, rhythm guitarist June Whalin, tenor banjoist Johnnie Lee Wills, and Kermit Whalin, who played steel guitar and bass. The band played regularly on a Tulsa, Oklahoma radio station and added Leon McAuliffe on steel guitar, pianist Al Stricklin, drummer Smokey Dacus, and a horn section that expanded the band's sound. Wills favored jazz-like arrangements and the band found national popularity into the 1940s with such hits as "Steel Guitar Rag", "New San Antonio Rose", "Smoke On The Water", "Stars And Stripes On Iwo Jima", and "New Spanish Two Step".

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