The Hollering Fool: A Love Note to Bob Wills

by Abby Wendle

08/14/2014

Folklorist Guy Logsdon tells us about Bob Wills, the Texas cotton picker who came to Tulsa and became the father of Western Swing.

Music
San Antonio Rose by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Sallie Gooden performed by Eck Robertson on Friday, June 30, 1922 (probably the first commercial recordings of country music performers ever). Old Yazoo by W. Lee O’Daniel & His Hillbilly Boys. Big Beaver by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Steel Guitar Rag by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Bob Wills is Still the King performed by The Rolling Stones.

Thanks to Guy Logsdon and The McFarlin Library.