SORM Playlist #15-22: The Western Swing Spectacular
(airing the week starting 5-27-15)

Light Crust Doughboys

We recently lost fiddler Johnny Gimble a true Western Swing pioneer. This week we honor him with a program focusing on the influences and development of Western Swing. We’ll hear classic music from Benny Goodman and The Boswell Sisters to open the show. Then we’ll trace the musical style from the earliest recordings of The Light Crust Doughboys, Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies and Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. We’ll also sample music from today’s Western Swing stars Asleep at the Wheel and The Time Jumpers. Western Swing Spectacular on The Sing Out Radio Magazine.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” / Songs Of Hope And Struggle /

Johnny Gimble / “Lime Rock” / The Texas Fiddle Collection / CMH
Benny Goodman / “Sugar Foot Stomp” / On Air (1937-38) / Columbia Legacy
Adolph Hofner / “Happy Go Lucky Polka” / The Tex-Czech Bands 1928-
        1953 / Arhoolie
The Boswell Sisiters / “Shuffle Off to Baffalo” / That’s How Rhythm
        Was Born / Columbia Legacy
Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelly with the Quintet of the Hot
        Club of France / “Sweet Georgia Brown” / Souvenirs / London

The Light Crust Doughboys / “Blue Guitars” / Western Swing / MCPS
Milton Brown & his Musical Brownies / “Do the Hula Lou” / Under
        the Double Eagle: Great Western Swing Bands of the 1930’s / RCA
Fort Worth Doughboys / “Nancy Jane” / Take Me Back to Tulsa / Proper
Bob Wills / “Bring It On Down to My House” / The Tiffany Transcriptions
        Vol 2 / Kaleidoscope
Johnny Gimble / “Flower of Mexico” / The Texas Fiddle Collection / CMH

Asleep at the Wheel / “Miles and Miles of Texas” / Wheelin’ and
        Dealin’ / Acadia
David Bromberg et al / “Panhandle Rag” / Hillbilly Jazz / Flying Fish
Fiddle Fever / “Stay All Night and Going to the Barndance” / Best
        of Fiddle Fever / Flying Fish

The Whites / “Texas to a T” / A Lifetime in the Making / Ceili
Suzy Bogguss / Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room” / Lucky /
        Loyal Dutchess
The Time Jumpers / “Texas on a Saturday Night” / The Time
        Jumpers / Rounder
Asleep at the Wheel / “Intro: Texas Playboy Theme” / Still the
        King / Bismeaux

Pete Seeger / “If I Had a Hammer (excerpt)” / Songs of Hope and Struggle /
        Smithsonian Folkways

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