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Bob Wills - Greatest Hits
Genres: Country, Pop
Bob Wills is the king of Western swing, a country music hall-of-famer and honky-tonk legend whose place in the country pantheon is rivaled only by Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams Sr. Starting in the '30s, Wills pioneered ... more »
Bob Wills is the king of Western swing, a country music hall-of-famer and honky-tonk legend whose place in the country pantheon is rivaled only by Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams Sr. Starting in the '30s, Wills pioneered a new country sound that merged his Texas frontier fiddle with big band, Dixieland, and the blues, creating country swing with his band the Texas Playboys (and inspiring a young Merle Haggard and George Jones). Recent Wills compilations are uniformly strong and essential, and neatly avoid unnecessary duplication. This 1994 collection is exceptional; a fine combination of signature songs and smaller hits, it's the perfect place for new fans to introduce themselves to "Faded Love," "Waltzing in San Antone," and "I'm Dotting Each I with a Teardrop." --David Daley
Good, but you could do better, part 2
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My comments on "Bob Wills - Greatest Hits" are the same as for "Best of Bob Wills" and some of the other budget CDs. The music and performances are great, as is the remastering of the early recorded sound, but too many good pieces are missing. This is a hold-over from early CD years, before producers began to push the total playing time beyond the LP era. The 11 tracks here are great, but so are the 28 tracks on "King of Lonestar Swing" and the 20 or so tracks on "The Essential Bob Wills", both of which are only modestly more expensive. If you have a hankering to own all of the Bob Wills CDs or if you find a song here that you can't get on the more generously filled CDs, go for it. However, if this is to be your only Bob Wills CD, you could do better."