Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This collection may forever be the ultimate western swing anthology. "Okeh Western Swing" first appeared in 1982 as a 2 LP set on the Epic label. It was an early hit of the re-issue genre and demonstrated that there was a market selling back-catalog material to listeners who were not alive for the initial releases. All of the material would have first seen release on 78. The first couple of tracks by Bernard and Miller are pop records that influenced the origins western swing. The rest are by great dance and recording bands from the southwest U.S.A. in the middle of the 20th century. Bob Wills of course, but many others as well, both legendary and obscure. This collection that introduced so many to western swing is increasingly hard to find, so it is hoped that this post can help introduce many more.


1. Al Bernard Accom. by Goofus Five-Hesitation Blues
2. Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers-Lovesick Blues
3. Roy Newman & His Boys-Sadie Green
4. Blue Ridge Playboys-Give Me My Money
5. Range Riders-Range Riders Stomp
6. W.Lee O'Daniel & His Hillbilly Boys-There'll Be Some Changes Made
7. Crystal Springs Ramblers-Fort Worth Stomp
8. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys-Get With It
9. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys-Who Walks In When I Walk Out
10. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys-Too Busy
11. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys-Playboy Stomp
12. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys-Ozzlin' Daddy Blues
13. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys-Pray For The Lights To Go Out
14. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys-The Girl I Left Behind Me
15. Saddle Tramps-Hot As I Am
16. Sons Of The Pioneers-One More River To Cross
17. Light Crust Doughboys-Knocky,Knocky
18. Hi-Neighbor Boys-Zeke Terney's Stomp
19. Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys-Chill Tonic
20. Swift Jewel Cowboys-When I Put On My Long White Robe
21. Sweet Violet Boys-I Love My Fruit
22. Ocie Stockard & His Wanderers-Bass Man Jive
23. Hi-Flyers-Reno Street Blues
24. Sons Of Ther West-Panhandle Shuffle
25. Adolf Hofner & His Orchestra-Gulf Coast Special
26. Slim Harbert & His Boys-Brown Bottle Blues
27. Spade Cooley & His Orchestra-Three Way Boogie
28. Leon McAuliffe & His Western Swing Band-Take It Away,Leon

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Trish said...

Truly a classic - this is the record that got me hooked on Western Swing. I've never had my own copy. Thanks for making it available!

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These are classical songs and they cannot be replicated nor recreated. This was true music. Thank you so much for putting it all together at one place.

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