Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Vinyl Record Albums

James Robert (Bob) Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975) was an American country musician and songwriter.
He was born near Kosse, Texas; his father was a fiddle player who along with his grandfahter, taught the young Wills to play the fiddle and the mandolin. In his 20s "Jim Rob" attended barber school, got married, and moved to Turkey, Texas, to be a barber. He regularly entered fiddle contests in West Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma and soon the fiddle had replaced the scissors in the young Wills' imagination. He headed to Fort Worth to pursue a career in music. It was there that while performing in a medicine show, the show's owner gave him the nickname "Bob."
In Fort Worth Wills met Herman Arnspinger and formed The Wills Fiddle Band. In 1930 Milton Brown joined the group as lead vocalist and brought a sense of innovation and experimentation to the band, now called the Light Crust Doughboys due to radio sponsorship by the makers of Light Crust Flour. Brown left the band in 1932 to form the Musical Brownies, the first true Western Swing band. Brown added twin fiddles, tenor banjo and slap bass, pointing the music in the direction of swing, which they played on local radio and at dancehalls.
Wills remained with the Doughboys and replaced Brown with new singer Tommy Duncan. Unable to work with W. Lee O'Daniel, the authoratarian host of the Light Crust Doughboy radio show and General Manager of the parent, Burrus Mill and Elevator Company, Wills and Duncan left the Doughboys in 1933.
After forming a new band, "The Playboys" and relocating to Waco, Wills found enough popularity there to decide on a bigger market. They left Waco in January of 1934 for [[Oklahoma City]. Wills soon settled the renamed "Texas Playboys" in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and began broadcasting noontime shows over the 50,000 watt KVOO radio station. Their 12:30-1:15 Monday-Friday broadcsts became a veritable institution in the region. By 1935 Wills had added horn, reed players and drums to the Playboys. The addition of steel guitar whiz Leon McAuliffe in March, 1935 added not only a formidable instrumentalist but a second engaging vocalist. Wills himself largely sang blues and sentimental ballads.

 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys vinyl record albumsBob Wills and His Texas Playboys vinyl record albums

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys vinyl record albums


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Artist
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Description

Grade Cover/Record

Price

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LP
The Bob Wills Anthology
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
The Bob Wills Anthology
1973
PG 32416
Columbia Records Label; Album cover has minor edge and ring wear; Records appears new; Double record set; Gatefold cover; Track listing: Osage Stomp; Spanish Two Step; Maiden's Prayer; Mexicali Rose; Old Fashioned Love; Sittin' On Top Of The World; Steel Guitar Rag; Blue Yodel #1; Silver Bell; That's What I Like 'Bout The South; I'll See You In My Dreams; The Waltz You Saved For Me; Corrine Corrina; Time Changes Everything; Big Beaver; Honey What You Gonna Do?; I Found A Dream; Take Me Back To Tulsa; New San Antonio Rose; I Knew The Moment I Lost You; Twin Guitar Special; Mississippi Delta Blues; Roly Poly; Brain Cloudy Blues
VG+/NM-
$24.99
LP
Bob Wills Special
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
Bob Wills Special
1958
HL 7036
Columbia Records Label
VG+/VG+
$26.99
LP
The Best Of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
The Best Of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
196?
AHL 7304
CBS Records Label
NM-/NM-
$49.99
LP
Country Music
Bob Wills
Country Music
1981
P 15836
Time Life Records Label; Album cover has water damage on the bottom seam; Record appears new
VG/NM-
$12.99
LP
Mr. Words & Mr. Music
Bob Wills & Tommy Duncan and The Texas Playboys
Mr. Words & Mr. Music
196?
LST 7194
Liberty Records Label
VG+/VG+
$29.99
LP
A Living Legend
Bob Wills & Tommy Duncan and The Texas Playboys
A Living Legend
1961
LRP 3182
Liberty Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Track listing: Right Or Wrong; Convict And The Rose; Hang Your Head In Shame; Wabash Blues; Silver Bells; Trouble In Mind; Heart To Heart Talk; Li'l Liza Jane; I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do; My Confession; It Makes No Difference Now; Playboy Medley
NM-/NM-
$39.99
LP
The Living Legend
Bob Wills
The Living Legend
197?
KS-3587
Kapp Records Label
VG+/NM-
$19.99

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