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Crazy Man Crazy
Billy Jack Wills
Crazy Man Crazy
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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Joaquin Records' second installment of Billy Jack Wills's KFBK radio transcriptions comes from the same early-1950s Sacramento sessions that spawned its predecessor. Here is further proof that Billy Jack had a unit that co...  more »

      
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All Artists: Billy Jack Wills
Title: Crazy Man Crazy
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Joaquin Records
Release Date: 3/9/1999
Album Type: Extra tracks
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Style: Western Swing
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 714288250520

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Joaquin Records' second installment of Billy Jack Wills's KFBK radio transcriptions comes from the same early-1950s Sacramento sessions that spawned its predecessor. Here is further proof that Billy Jack had a unit that could challenge that of older brother Bob in terms of execution, if not popularity. Billy Jack's crew was more streamlined than Bob's and they focused more intently on jump blues and R&B, giving them a sound and a momentum that presaged rock & roll. That's not to say that the band wasn't capable of subtlety or sophistication; the complex, well-honed arrangements (by former Texas Playboy Tiny Moore) and the sparking improvisations of Moore, steel-guitar phenom Vance Terry, and Satchmo-inspired trumpeter Dick McComb say otherwise. --Marc Greilsamer
 

CD Reviews

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Ferdy | Argentina | 12/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"*****Billy Jack Wills, the younger brother of Bob Wills, had a stylish and sophistocated little western swing combo. This cd is compiled of radio broadcasts from 1954, and finds the band in prime form, and the soloists taking heated jazz solos. Only the hillbilly style vocalsand seel guitar give it the "western sound". however Tiny Moore's arrangements and playing add the swing and jazz content as well as some hot trumpet solos! This might be some of the hottest small group swing of any kind to come out of 1954, with touches of jumpo blues. The band is even boppish to a degree. If you like Bob Wills, but thought he was a little too corny, try Billy Jack Wills, this might be called western jazz swing!"