11/13/2007 Dig Up The Roots

 

Dick Himes came in and rustled up 34 (!?!) Western Swing tunes on this day. More songs than is humanly possible to squeeze into a two hour show, but he did it.

This was a great mix of some of the big names in the biz: Wills, Cooley various stripes of Doughboys. Not leaving behind some of the smaller, but still vibrant groups of the time: the Washboard Wonders, Smoky Wood The Wood Chips and the Port Arthur Jubileers.

He also got in there a song I really like about branding, and I'm not talking about corporate identity here, I'm talking about the Sons of the Pioneers – Hold That Critter Down.

Playlist Tracks: 
Milton Brown his Musical Brownies - Brownies Stomp
Album: Milton Brown Box Set / Disc P1333; Label: Proper Records
Buddy Jones - Mean Old Lonesome Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Bill Boyd his Cowboy Ramblers - Boyd’s Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Modern Mountaineers - Dirty Dog Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Milton Brown his Musical Brownies - Do The Hula Lou
Album: Milton Brown Box Set / Disc P1333; Label: Proper Records
Doug Bine his Dixie Ramblers - Rambler’s Stomp
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Milton Brown his Musical Brownies - Where Have You Been So Long Corrine
Album: Milton Brown Box Set / Disc P1333; Label: Proper Records
W. Lee O’Daniel his Hillbilly Boys - There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Claude Casey his Pine State Playboys - Pine State Honky Tonk
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1123; Label: Proper Records
Forth Worth Doughboys - Sunbonnet Sue
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Hank Penny his Radio Cowboys - Cowboy’s Swing
Album: Hank Penny, King of Hillbilly Bebop, volume 1; Label: Proper Records
W. Lee O’Daniel his Hillbilly Boys - Dirty Hangover Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Ted Daffan’s Texans - Blue Steel Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1123; Label: Proper Records
Smoky Wood The Wood Chips - Moonlight In Oklahoma
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Port Arthur Jubileers - Pussywillow
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1123; Label: Proper Records
Light Crust Doughboys - Just Once Too Often
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Roy Newman his Boys - Sadie Green (The Vamp of New Orleans)
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Crystal Spring Ramblers - Fort Worth Stomp
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Hank Penny his Radio Cowboys - Tobacco State Swing
Album: Hank Penny, King of Hillbilly Bebop, volume 1; Label: Proper Records
Light Crust Doughboys - Blue Guitars
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Jimmy Revard his Oklahoma Playboys - Big Daddy Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Range Riders - Range Rider Stomp
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Washboard Wonders - Feather Your Nest
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Sons of the Pioneers - Hold That Critter Down
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Bob Wills his Texas Playboys - Bob Wills Special
Album: Bob Wills Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15933
Spade Cooley - Riverside Drive (Live on Los Angeles Radio 6/15/45)
Album: Sunshine State Swing; Label: Country Routes RFD CD22
Tex Williams - One Sweet Letter From You (Live on Radio 6/15/45)
Album: Sunshine State Swing; Label: Country Routes RFD CD22
Cliff Bruner his Texas Wanderers - Beaumont Rag
Album: Cliff Bruner Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15932
Hank Thompson his Brazos Valley Boys - Swing Wind Your Gate of Love
Album: Hank Thompson Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15904
Hank Thompson his Brazos Valley Boys - Whoa Sailor
Album: Hank Thompson Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15904
Bob Wills his Texas Playboys - Osage Stomp
Album: Bob Wills Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15933
Cliff Bruner his Texas Wanderers - Sugar
Album: Cliff Bruner Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15932
Maddox Brothers and Rose - George’s Playhouse Boogie
Album: Maddox Brothers Rose, volume 1; Label: Arhoolie CD 391
Bob Wills his Texas Playboys - She’s Killing Me
Album: Bob Wills Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15933
Air Date: 
November 13, 2007

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