Sunday, April 29, 2018

Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys - San Antonio Rose (2000)


Country | Mp3 320 kbps | 11 CD | 2,08 Gb

This box set of 11 CDs issued by the Bear Family label in Germany, features all the recordings Bob Wills did from 1932 until 1947. In effect, perhaps more than any other Bear Family boxes (which are admittedly for fanatics), this collection -- with its changing lineups, painstaking documentation, and phenomenal performances -- offers a stunning portrait in sound, images, and words of the true crossroads of American music. On these CDs one can hear the sound of antiquity, the present popular styles of the day, and a solid and well-executed vision of the future integrated into a gloriously rowdy, swinging whole. From the first recordings Wills did with Milton Brown & His Brownies in 1932 to the first finished take of "Osage Stomp" in Brunswick's Dallas warehouse by Wills' own Texas Playboys, a remarkable change is heard. With Wills, the emphasis was on music as a whole entity. It began with ancient fiddle tunes taught to him by his father and grandfather and came to include virtually every style of American pop music -- and a few polkas -- that emerged from the beginning of the century, wrapped into one seemingly loose, joyous brew for massive public consumption courtesy of the Southwest. And it was massively consumed and influenced virtually all of the country, pop, big-band, swing, and rock & roll music that came after it, whether the creators of that music acknowledge it -- or today's idiot generation even heard of Wills -- or not.

Virtually all of the ARC and Columbia recordings -- including all of their subsidiary labels such as Vocalion, Brunswick, etc. -- and all of the great vocalists are here: Tommy Duncan performs on the majority of these tracks, but also Leon McAuliffe, Dean and Evelyn McKinney, Laura Lee Owens, and of course Wills, among others. Remarkable too are how many songs here, now regarded as beloved American standards, were first cut by the Texas Playboys; among them are "San Antonio Rose," "Steel Guitar Rag," "Take Me Back to Tulsa," "Trouble in Mind," "Miss Molly," "New San Antonio Rose," "Spanish Two Step," and many others. All of them are infused with the bristling energy, sizzling intent, and good humor and charisma of the bandleader. As if it weren't enough to release all of the previously issued material from these years, Bear Family includes every surviving alternate take, completely unreleased material, studio banter, airchecks, and more. The progression of the band and Wills' musical restlessness grow right until the end of these recordings, when the Texas Playboys left Columbia. In fact, because of the origin, performances and period of the material, and amazing sound quality, this is the only Wills set worth owning.


 CD 1, 1. Sunbonnet Sue (3:03), 2. Nancy Jane (3:12), 3. Osage Stomp (3:02), 4. Get With It (3:03), 5. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (2:39), 6. Spanish Two Step (2:54), 7. Maiden's Prayer (3:05), 8. Wang Wang Blues (3:01), 9. St. Louis Blues (3:13), 10. Good Old Oklahoma (3:05), 11. Blue River (2:36), 12. Mexicali Rose (3:15), 13. I Ain't Got Nobody (2:45), 14. Never No More Blues (2:57), 15. Who Walks In When I Walk Out (2:52), 16. Old Fashioned Love (3:19), 17. Oklahoma Rag (2:50), 18. Black And Blue Rag (2:42), 19. Sittin' On Top Of The World (3:18), 20. Four Or Five Times (2:49), 21. I Can't Be Satisfied (3:01), 22. Smith's Reel (2:50), 23. Harmony (2:49), 24. Tulsa Waltz (3:19), 25. Waltz In D (3:00)

CD 2, 1. She's Killing Me (2:47), 2. Weary Of The Same Ol' Stuff (2:44), 3. No Matter How She Done It (Whittaker) (2:52), 4. Bluin' The Blues (3:11), 5. Steel Guitar Rag (2:49), 6. Get Along Home Cindy (2:48), 7. Trouble In Mind (2:59), 8. What's The Matter With The Mill? (2:54), 9. Sugar Blues (2:52), 10. Basin Street Blues (3:01), 11. Red Hot Gal Of Mine (3:05), 12. Darktown Strutters' Ball (3:03), 13. Too Busy (2:35), 14. Back Home Again In Indiana (2:52), 15. Away Out There (3:11), 16. Crippled Turkey (2:49), 17. Fan It (2:42), 18. Red Head (3:02), 19. Mean Mama Blues (2:52), 20. There's No Disappointment In Heaven (2:53), 21. Rockin' Alone In An Old Rockin' Chair (3:06), 22. Sleepy Time In Sleepy Hollow (3:08), 23. Bring It On Down To My House (2:42), 24. I've Got The Wonder Where She Went Blues (3:10), 25. Right Or Wrong (2:55), 26. Swing Blues #1 (2:41), 27. Swing Blues #2 (2:45)

CD 3, 1. White Heat (2:44), 2. Dedicated To You (2:33), 3. Playboy Stomp (2:47), 4. Steel Guitar Stomp (2:37), 5. Rosetta (2:54), 6. Bleeding Hearted Blues (2:35), 7. Blue Yodel #1 (2:25), 8. Tulsa Stomp (2:28), 9. Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again (2:32), 10. Never No More Hard Times Blues (2:23), 11. Sunbonnet Sue (2:30), 12. The New St Louis Blues (2:46), 13. Loveless Love (2:40), 14. I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) (2:25), 15. Oozlin' Daddy Blues (2:27), 16. Black Rider (2:44), 17. Everybody Does It In Hawaii (2:34), 18. Alexander's Ragtime Band (2:46), 19. Blue Prelude (2:28), 20. Down Hearted Blues (2:46), 21. Little Heaven Of The Seven Seas (2:50), 22. Sophisticated Hula (2:07), 23. Pray For The Lights To Go Out (2:51), 24. Gambling Polka Dot Blues (2:26), 25. Keep Knocking (But You Can't Come In) (2:47), 26. Loveless Love (2:43), 27. Oh, Lady Be Good (2:36), 28. Way Down Upon The Swanee River (2:37), 29. Don't Stop Loving Me (2:42), 30. Oh You Beautiful Doll (2:29)

CD 4, 1. Moonlight And Roses (2:35), 2. William Tell (2:47), 3. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate (2:37), 4. Mississippi Delta Blues (2:49), 5. Tulsa Stomp (2:34), 6. Empty Bed Blues (2:44), 7. Little Red Head (2:43), 8. I'll See You In My Dreams (2:21), 9. San Antonio Rose (2:35), 10. Little Girl, Go Ask Your Mama (2:35), 11. Carolina In The Morning (2:45), 12. The Convict And The Rose (2:47), 13. Silver Bells (2:42), 14. Dreamy Eyes Waltz (2:38), 15. Beaumont Rag (2:40), 16. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (2:31), 17. If I Could Bring Back My Buddy (2:28), 18. Whoa Babe (2:36), 19. Ida Red (2:23), 20. Yearning (2:24), 21. I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do (2:37), 22. Prosperity Special (2:39), 23. Drunkard's Blues (2:23), 24. You're Okay (2:27), 25. Liza Pull Down The Shades (2:21), 26. That's What I Like 'bout The South (2:34), 27. My Window Faces The South (2:15), 28. The Waltz You Saved For Me (2:28), 29. Don't Let The Deal Go Down (2:41)

CD 5, 1. You Don't Love Me (But I'll Always Care) (2:54), 2. No Wonder (2:37), 3. Lone Star Rag (2:44), 4. There's Going To Be A Party (For The Old Folks) (2:44), 5. I Don't Lov'a Nobody (2:30), 6. That Brownskin Gal (2:31), 7. Corrine Corrina (2:52), 8. Let Me Call You Sweetheart (2:47), 9. Blue Bonnet Rag (2:46), 10. Time Changes Everything (2:39), 11. Medley Of Spanish Waltzes (La Golondrina, Lady Of Spain, Cielito Lindo) (2:36), 12. Bob Wills Special (2:45), 13. Big Beaver (2:42), 14. New San Antonio Rose (2:38), 15. Wait 'til You See (2:27), 16. Liebestraum (2:52), 17. Lyla Lou (2:31), 18. New Worried Mind (2:55), 19. La Paloma (2:37), 20. Maiden's Prayer (2:52), 21. Oh! You Pretty Woman (2:36), 22. I Found A Dream (2:33), 23. The Girl I Left Behind Me (2:41), 24. I Knew The Moment I Lost You (2:50), 25. Done And Gone (2:33), 26. Twin Guitar Special (2:42), 27. Mississippi Delta Blues (2:52), 28. Take Me Back To Tulsa (2:40), 29. Takin' It Home (2:48)



CD 6, 1. I'm Sorry We Said Goodbye (2:50), 2. Honey, What You Gonna Do (2:42), 3. Blue Bonnet Lane (2:33), 4. Bob Wills Stomp (2:33), 5. Lil Liza Jane (2:38), 6. Please Don't Leave Me (2:54), 7. Don't Count Your Chickens (2:40), 8. Cherokee Maiden (3:00), 9. New San Antonio Rose (3:37), 10. Ride On! (My Prairie Pinto) (2:46), 11. Got A Letter From My Kid Today (2:31), 12. It's All Your Fault (2:46), 13. Goodnight Little Sweetheart (2:36), 14. Dusty Skies (4:08), 15. My Life's Been A Pleasure (2:25), 16. We Might As Well Forget It (2:36), 17. Drop Us Off At Bob's Place (2:35), 18. Home In San Antone (2:37), 19. That Hot Lick Fiddlin' Man (2:30), 20. Liberty (2:45), 21. Miss Molly (2:33), 22. It Never Can Be (3:01), 23. Honeymoon Trail (2:25), 24. It Seems Like Yesterday (3:00), 25. You're From Texas (2:34), 26. Goodbye, Liza Jane (2:33)

CD 7, 1. My Confession (2:57), 2. Ten Years (2:51), 3. This Little Rosary (2:45), 4. When It's Honey Suckle Time In The Valley (2:49), 5. Let's Ride With Bob (2:44), 6. My Laddie (2:40), 7. Whose Heart Are You Breaking Now (2:36), 8. Hang Your Head In Shame (2:40), 9. Smoke On The Water (2:47), 10. Texas Playboy Rag (2:49), 11. Bluer Than Blue (2:38), 12. Hang Your Head In Shame (2:39), 13. Smoke On The Water (2:57), 14. Texas Playboy Rag (2:39), 15. Bluer Than Blue (2:41), 16. Roly Poly (1:58), 17. Roly Poly (2:38), 18. Frankie Jean (1:08), 19. You Don't Care What Happens To Me (2:37), 20. Stay A Little Longer (2:48), 21. You Should Have Thought Of That Before (2:36), 22. I Can't Go On This Way (2:36), 23. I'm Thru Wastin' Time On You (2:33), 24. Easy Rockin' Chair (2:38), 25. Just A Plain Old Country Boy (2:41)

CD 8, 1. Stars And Stripes On Iwo Jima (2:50), 2. Silver Dew On The Blue Grass Tonight (2:30), 3. I'm So Glad I Met You (2:36), 4. New Spanish Two Step (4:08), 5. Empty Chair At The Christmas Table (2:35), 6. I'm Feelin' Bad (2:48), 7. White Cross On Okinawa (2:55), 8. This Is Southland (2:45), 9. Cotton Eyed Joe (1:43), 10. Cotton Eyed Joe (2:39), 11. Staccato Waltz (2:48), 12. Punkin' Stomp (2:34), 13. Sugar Moon (3:04), 14. Rose Of Old Pawnee (2:42), 15. How Can It Be Wrong (2:41), 16. Brain Cloudy Blues (3:53), 17. Bob Wills Boogie (2:39), 18. There's A Big Rock In The Road (2:48), 19. I Got A Cinder In My Eye (2:28), 20. Go To Sleep Our Baby (2:24), 21. Virginia (3:36), 22. I'm Gonna Be Boss From Now On (2:29), 23. Fat Boy Rag (2:53), 24. Drum Test (2:03), 25. The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget (2:43), 26. There's Two Sides To Every Story (2:30)

CD 9, 1. The Devil Ain't Lazy (2:38), 2. A Sweet Kind Of Love (2:43), 3. Hometown Stomp (2:36), 4. Cowboy Stomp (2:25), 5. Misery (2:42), 6. Down In My Neck Of The Woods (3:20), 7. Bob Wills Schottische (3:04), 8. I Just Don't Want That Kind Of Love (3:31), 9. Texarkana Baby (2:48), 10. Good Time Cake-Walk (2:46), 11. Can't Get Enough Of Texas (3:10), 12. You're There (3:01), 13. Thanks For The Heartaches (Thanks For The Tears) (3:00), 14. New Texas Playboy Rag (2:29), 15. What's The Use To Take You Back Again (2:39), 16. Deep Water (2:59), 17. Have I Stayed Away Too Long (2:46), 18. Cimarron (4:05), 19. Stardust (3:35), 20. My Buddy (2:07), 21. Tears On My Pillow (2:55)

CD 10, 1. Steel Guitar Rag (2:34), 2. Swing Blues #1 (2:42), 3. Steel Guitar Stomp (2:45), 4. Tulsa Stomp (2:24), 5. Never No More Hard Times Blues (2:20), 6. Oozlin' Daddy Blues (2:35), 7. Black Rider (2:43), 8. Everybody Does It In Hawaii (2:43), 9. Alexander's Ragtime Band (2:45), 10. Gambling Polka Dot Blues (2:31), 11. Oh, Lady Be Good (2:34), 12. Way Down Upon The Swanee River (2:35), 13. Oh You Beautiful Doll (2:36), 14. Lone Star Rag (2:45), 15. There's Going To Be A Party (For The Old Folks) (2:45), 16. I Don't Lov'a Nobody (2:46), 17. That Brownskin Gal (2:31), 18. Corrine Corrina (2:52), 19. Bob Wills Special (2:32), 20. Big Beaver (2:53), 21. Big Beaver (2:39), 22. Liebestraum (2:50), 23. Lyla Lou (2:32), 24. New Worried Mind (3:01), 25. The Girl I Left Behind Me (2:39), 26. I Knew The Moment I Lost You (2:49), 27. Twin Guitar Special (2:42), 28. Twin Guitar Special (2:42), 29. Takin' It Home (2:46)

CD 11, 1. Blue Bonnet Lane (0:16), 2. Blue Bonnet Lane (2:34), 3. Lil Liza Jane (2:45), 4. Ride On! (My Prairie Pinto) (2:57), 5. It's All Your Fault (2:43), 6. Miss Molly (2:13), 7. Miss Molly (2:36), 8. It Never Can Be (4:06), 9. Roly Poly (2:46), 10. You Don't Care What Happens To Me (2:48), 11. Stay A Little Longer (2:58), 12. You Should Have Thought Of That Before (2:36), 13. New Spanish Two Step (2:33), 14. I'm Feelin' Bad (2:52), 15. This Is Southland (2:44), 16. Punkin' Stomp (2:27), 17. How Can It Be Wrong (3:45), 18. Brain Cloudy Blues (2:50), 19. Virginia (2:34), 20. I'm Gonna Be Boss From Now On (2:29), 21. There's Two Sides To Every Story (2:32), 22. The Devil Ain't Lazy (2:45), 23. Hometown Stomp (2:39), 24. Misery (2:38), 25. Down In My Neck Of The Woods (2:29), 26. I Just Don't Want That Kind Of Love (2:32), 27. Good Time Cake-Walk (2:48), 28. Can't Get Enough Of Texas (2:41), 29. New Texas Playboy Rag (2:30)




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