#12- Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

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Known as the King of Western Swing, Wills formed several bands and played radio stations around the South and West until he formed the Texas Playboys in 1934.

The Texas Playboys’ signature dance-floor style of Western swing encompassed blues, jazz, country, and pop standards. Trent adds, “This is the folk music of the European, Celtic peoples.”

It’s hard not to be happy when you listen to Bob Wills. Scott, Karl, and Trent dig into his early years, music style, and the influence he had on performers like Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and The Strangers.

Listen to the show playlist on Spotify.  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4zSZtidmCS9uHTxs8XVd88?si=h_M7AEsaRBKLcXUf4hrFaw

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