Heroes of Country Music, Vol. 1: Legends of Western Swing

Heroes of Country Music, Vol. 1: Legends of Western Swing


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The first volume in Rhino's excellent Heroes of Country Music takes on the original purveyors of Western swing with 18 tasty tracks. Cut during the prime years of the '30s and '40s, the material features both stars (Bob Wills, Hank Penny, Leon McAuliffe, Light Crust Doughboys) and the relatively obscure (Jesse Ashlock, Dickie McBride, the Fort Worth Doughboys?). The music and lyrics run the gamut, too, covering classics (Modern Mountaineers' "Everybody's Truckin'"), boogie woogie (Spade Cooley's "Bogg's Boogie"), the depression (McAuliffe's "Panhandle Rag"), and even the raunchy side of the bedroom (Lightcrust's "Pussy, Pussy, Pussy"). Topped off with Hank Thompson's go at Woody Herman's "Woodchopper's Ball" and Tex Williams' aesthetes nod "Artistry in Western Swing," this Western swing sampler should work mighty fine for all those little doggies lookin' to break in to the big time.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/1996
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227244026
catalogNumber: 72440

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Atkins   Guitar
Tiny Moore   Mandolin
Moon Mullican   Piano,Vocals
Hank Thompson   Guitar,Track Performer
Johnnie Lee Wills   Track Performer,Tenor Banjo
Jimmy Wyble   Guitar
Knocky Parker   Piano
Leon McAuliffe   Steel Guitar
Noel Boggs   Steel Guitar,Track Performer
Hank Penny   Guitar,Vocals
Wade Ray   Fiddle,Vocals,Track Performer
Light Crust Doughboys   Track Performer
Tex Williams   Leader,Track Performer
Milton Brown   Leader,Vocals
Spade Cooley   Fiddle
Cliff Bruner   Fiddle
Ted Adams   Bass
Billy Armstrong   Fiddle
Jesse Ashlock   Vocals,Track Performer
Lester Barnard   Electric Guitar
Owen Bradley   Piano
Alex Brashear   Trumpet
Boudleaux Bryant   Fiddle
J.R. Chatwell   Fiddle
Johnny Cuviello   Drums
Stan Ellison   Guitar
Phil Gray   Trombone
James Hall   Fiddle
Roy Harte   Drums
Buddy Hayes   Bass
Sleepy Johnson   Guitar
Millard Kelso   Piano
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Monte Mountjoy   Drums
Bill Peters   Fiddle
Smokey Rogers   Guitar
Bill Stewart   Bass
John Weiss   Electric Guitar
Bob White   Steel Guitar
Curley Williams   Fiddle,Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Fiddle,Track Performer
Billy Jack Wills   Bass,Vocals,Track Performer
Cecil Brower   Fiddle
Joe Holley   Fiddle
Ocie Stockard   Tenor Banjo
Louis Tierney   Fiddle
Luke Wills   Bass
Muddy Berry   Drums
Derwood Brown   Guitar
Hezzie Bryant   Bass
Rex Call   Fiddle
Wanna Coffman   Bass
Pedro DePaul   Accordion
Paul Featherstone   Flute,Harp
Dickie McBride   Guitar
Marvin Montgomery   Banjo,Vocals
Kenneth Pitts   Fiddle,Vocals
Leo Raley   Electric Mandola
Carl Stewart   Bass
Joe Thames   Banjo
J.D. Standlee   Steel Guitar
Morris Billington   Piano
Harold Hensley   Fiddle
Jimmie Widener   Guitar
Tex Atchison   Fiddle
Sheldon Bennett   Fiddle
Muryel "Zeke" Campbell   Electric Guitar
Vic Davis   Piano
Bob Dunn   Steel Guitar
Joe Pope   Piano
Rip Ramsey   Bass
Buddy Ray   Electric Fiddle
Deuce Spriggins   Bass
Mancel Tierney   Piano
Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys   Track Performer
Leon Mcauliffe & His Western Swing Band   Track Performer
Milton Brown & His Brownies   Track Performer
Tex Williams & the Western Caravan   Track Performer
Smokey Wood   Piano,Vocals
Stan Puls   Bass
Zeke Campbell   Electric Guitar
Jack Rivers   Guitar
Joseph Williams   Bass
Parker Wilson   Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Max Fidler   Fiddle
Arthur Atwell   Trumpet
Luther Roundtree   Guitar
Billy Hill   Fiddle
Fort Worth Doughboys   Track Performer
Modern Mountaineers   Track Performer
Noel Boggs & His Day Sleepers   Track Performer
Louis Dumont   Tenor Banjo
Cactus Soldi   Fiddle
Elbert Amsler   Trombone
Charlie Morgan   Guitar
Marvin Richard "Dickie" Jones   Electric Fiddle
Lefty Groves   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Sanford Williams   Guitar
Robert Kiser   Guitar
J.C. Way   Steel Guitar
Murel Wayne Johnson   Clarinet,Saxophone
Paul McGhee   Drums
Curley Cochran   Steel Guitar
Benny Jr. Garcia   Electric Guitar
Jim Boyd   Guitar,Vocals
Lee C. Keith   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Johnnie Lee Wills   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Art Satherley   Producer
Dave Kapp   Producer
Don Law   Producer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Eli Oberstein   Producer
Steve Sholes   Producer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Billy Jack Wills   Composer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes,Discographical Annotation
Leo Raley   Contributor
Jesse Kaye   Producer
Buddy Ray   Contributor
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Joe Bishop   Composer
Richard Foos   Executive Producer
Patrick Milligan   Discographical Annotation
Clarence Gibson   Composer

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