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Western swing
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A category of American pop/country music that's been around for 90+ years. Hugely popular with rural folk who stayed rural or moved to the city in Texas, Oklahoma and California. it blends swing, country, a little Latin, a little corny in a delicious bigger-band melange. Here's a Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_swing

Early folks: Bob Wills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C08jmN1sM8 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1B0msHnYDs and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1YtImqPW8c and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=363Nlp3w050

Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS5xPsj7h54 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBq1vhSaULU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnjE5aB-cWQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFxG0v0_Plo and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CIILIMSoPs

Modern folks: Commander Cody and his Lost-Planet Airmen Kind of a hybrid of a hybrid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commander_C...net_Airmen and the Site: http://www.commandercody.com/
Moving right along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEX8rIhKBu0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVJQSnmeGzI and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R7l7nDuj1o and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyYLrVNKE68 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RwKPtlI6Tc << TURN. THIS. UP.

Asleep at the Wheel The best right-now touring group. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asleep_at_the_Wheel and their Site: http://asleepatthewheel.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTh-4Ss07AE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdfpRPvMxoE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BJt5tJ_rQE and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr37tsF8EAo and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAa2QZbGsHY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua_oYGxXi4k
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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Great clips Jazz! I am a big fan of this genre! Especially Bob Willis! Another band I knew of but never listened to them until now...Commander Cody and His Lost-Planet Airmen! Asleep at The Wheel,,,wow ,,,great band ! Milton Brown , unknown until now! Western Swing , so upbeat and a real pick me upper!
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