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Bob Wills (James Robert Wills, March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975) was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and big band leader. Considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing, he was universally 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 with Wills on fiddle, Tommy Duncan on piano and vocals, rhythm guitarist June Whalin, tenor banjoist Johnnie… read more

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  • Avatar for Beerwagon
    I grew up on music we call Western Swing! It don't matter who's in Austin, Bob Wills is still the King!
  • Avatar for Pentfixion
    A-aah! Everybody dance now!
  • Avatar for RevThumbCock
    Bob Wills is still the king of western swing!
  • Avatar for bathroom_window
    What about Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, etc?
  • Avatar for DrugYourLove
    I love bob wills. The only thing recent to even come close, would be Wayne Hancock.
  • Avatar for grazishimizu
    armazing!
  • Avatar for pillfeast
    Take it away, Leon!
  • Avatar for NOOBSTERpots
    Мисс Молли это класс :)
  • Avatar for wesr29
    A sadly underappreciated artist. I might listen to todays country music if more of the musicians had listened to this.
  • Avatar for Zoonie
    Indeed it is that very book. Highly recommended to all curious folk who want to know more but from an extreme outsider's perspective looking in.

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