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Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - 24 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
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"Any fan of real country & western music knows the debt we all owe to Bob and the Boys. They brought so many things to the table, helped it grow from 'hick' to 'slick' in musical terms, mixing swing, blues, jazz in with traditional 'country'. And along the way, Bob hollered. Bob always gave his trademark yells as the boys did something well, put in vocal 'cuts' into the tune when it needed it...all part of what made it the Playboy Way. Western Swing without hollerin' just ain't Western Swing. It ain't bad, but it ain't the real deal. There's some classic songs included on here (we're missing some of my favorites...but 24 songs aren't enough!) and this CD is a good into to Bob and the boys. If you like this one, look over the Tiffany series. There's some gems in that collection. A gentle hint to the Milwaukee reviewer who's annoyed by 'someone' hollering in the songs...hush, child. You keep on talking that way, we're all gonna point and laugh."
What a let down
W. C. Campbell | 07/18/1998
(1 out of 5 stars)
"First, I like jazz. I like country swing. I heard good things about Bob Wills. The songs were good on this CD. The music was good. Themain singer was good. But, each song had some guy singing things like "ah, ha", "oh, yes" , "yes, yes" over and over and over again. It ruined each an every song. Now if they can remove that annoying voice, I would buy the CD again."