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1940's Western Swing From Southern California
Swinging West
1940's Western Swing From Southern California
Genres: Country, Folk, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Swinging West
Title: 1940's Western Swing From Southern California
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Krazy Kat
Original Release Date: 10/7/1997
Release Date: 10/7/1997
Genres: Country, Folk, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 008637601522

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This CD is essential for rare western swing enthusiasts.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who is interested in rare western swing music should strongly consider SWINGING WEST. KRAZY KAT compiled a fine single disc of rare music for western swing fans. While the sound on these recordings is not always first rate,the age,rarity,and amount of songs more than make up for this. This cd contains songs with a more traditional,raw sound than more slickly produced artists (i.e. Spade Cooley). Well worth the price."
Amazing western swing oldies!
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 07/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A fun, collection of obscure California country artists, mostly recording for microscopic labels. The best known artists on here are Jimmy Wakely and Tex Williams; cheapo label veteran Doye O'Dell has one great track on here, standing at the head of the pack along with his unknown brethren. During the first third of this CD, the throughline seems to be "artists who couldn't quite keep in meter," but things pick up midway with several great little singles that oughtta make you smile. An interesting aspect of this scene was that *everyone* used accordions in their bands, which was somewhat common elsewhere, but not nearly so prevalent as in the Golden State. Cool stuff."
jumpy1 | New York, NY | 11/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Really worth it. The songs are fantastic and the singers rip into the stuff. The instrumentals are excellent. If you like Western Swing (and who doesn't?) this is one for the collection."