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Cowboy fiddler in Bob Wills" band

by Frankie McWhorter

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Published by University of North Texas Press in Denton, Tex .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas
    • Subjects:
    • McWhorter, Frankie.,
    • Cowboys -- Texas -- Biography.,
    • Fiddlers -- Texas -- Biography.,
    • Texas -- Social life and customs.,
    • Texas -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Statementby Frankie McWhorter as told to John R. Erickson ; introduction by Lanny Fiel and John R. Erickson.
      ContributionsErickson, John R., 1943-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF391.4.M28 A3 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination168 p. :
      Number of Pages168
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1010379M
      ISBN 101574410253
      LC Control Number96050451
      OCLC/WorldCa36024053

      Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. After Rowe sang a song, she watched in amazement as the legendary fiddler walked up to her. “Bob Wills hired me as a singer right on the bandstand,” she. Frankie McWhorter grew up in Bob Wills Country--the Texas Panhandle--and bought his first fiddle with his cowboy wages in He played with Clyde Chesser and the Texas Village Boys and the Miller Brothers Band before being asked to join Bob Wills and become the rd Texas Playboy--a band that had a tremendous impact on the country-western music field.

      Contact Information. Mailing Address: Union Circle # Denton, TX Physical Address: W. Highland Street Willis Library, Room P. My Years With Bob Wills by Al Stricklin Bob Wills: His Life--Times--And Music by H. Ed Hurt Cowboy Fiddler in Bob Wills' Band by Frankie McWhorter, John R. Erickson (Contributor), Lanny Fiel (Introduction) Publisher: University of North Texas Press; (April) Bob Wills: Hubbin It by Ruth Sheldon, Charles R. Townsend (Introduction), Ruth Sheldon.

      Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. 13, likes talking about this. Created "Western Swing" improvisational dance music beginning in the 's and reached national prominence by Followers: 13K. County , Smith’s Garage Fiddle Band‑ “Texas Farewell.” County , Vernon Solomon‑ “Texas Hoedown.” Folkways FTS, Ken Perlman ‑ “Clawhammer Banjo and Fingerstyle Guitar Solos.” Gusto , Bob Wills‑ “30 Fiddler’s Greatest Hits.” June Appal , Plank Road String Band‑ “Vocal and Instrumental Blend.”.


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Cowboy Fiddler In Bob Wills' Band is part memoir and part country-western music history, and very entertaining reading. -- Midwest Book Review. From the Back Cover. Frankie McWhorter grew up in Bob Wills Country and bought his first fiddle with his cowboy wages in He played with Clyde Chesser and the Texas Village Boys and the Miller /5(4).

In this book, he lets his subject Frankie McWhorter talk in his own voice, and what we get is a transcription of more or less free-association anecdotes from the Texas cowboy fiddler who once played in Bob Wills' famous western swing band/5(2).

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rows  James Robert Wills (March 6, – ) was an American Western swing. Frankie McWhorter grew up in Bob Wills Country--the Texas Panhandle--and bought his first fiddle with his cowboy wages in He played with Clyde Chesser and the Texas Village Boys and the Miller Brothers Band before being asked to join Bob Wills and become the rd Texas Playboy--a band that had a tremendous impact on the country-western music field.5/5(1).

Get this from a library. Cowboy fiddler in Bob Wills' band. [Frankie McWhorter; John R Erickson] -- Frankie McWhorter grew up in Bob Wills Country and bought his first fiddle with his cowboy wages in He played with Clyde Chesser and the Texas Village Boys and the Miller Brothers Band before.

The book is written in two-part form. The first half deals with McWhorter's musical background and his time in the Bob Wills band. The latter half recounts McWhorter's experiences as a working cowboy. McWhorter's family lived in the Texas Panhandle town of Plaska, about twenty-five miles from Turkey, Texas, where Bob Wills grew : John Schmitz.

FRANKIE MCWHORTER grew up in the Texas Panhandle town of Memphis and has managed a seventeen-section ranch in the Panhandle. In addition to fiddling and cowboying, his books include Horse Fixin': Forty Years of Working with Problem Horses, as told to John R.

Erickson, and Play It Lazy: The Bob Wills Fiddle Legacy, with Lanny Fiel. JOHN R. ERICKSON lives with his wife Kris and their Author: Frankie Mcwhorter.

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Detailed Description: Frankie McWhorter grew up in Bob Wills Country and bought his first fiddle with his cowboy wages in He played with Clyde Chesser and the Texas Village Boys and the Miller Brothers Band before being asked to join Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.

Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan "New Spanish Two Step" is a Western swing standard based on a traditional fiddle tune, "Spanish Two Step", which was one of Bob Wills' and His Texas Playboys' signature songs. Cowboy Fiddler in Bob Wills' Band. University of North Texas Press, B-side: "Roly Poly".

Cowboy fiddler in Bob Wills' band. Denton, Tex.: University of North Texas Press, © (DLC) (OCoLC) Named Person: Frankie McWhorter; Frankie McWhorter: Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File.

Topics include Frankie McWhorter's favorite horse and cowboy stories, cowboy fiddler in Bob Willis's band, etc. Illustrated.

As told to John R. Erickson. Seller Inventory # Then there are “cowboy blues” like “Bob Stacy Phillips: Offering the best in fiddle CDs, books, DVDs & online lessons Western Swing ble as a download with recordings of all the music in the book (contains many Wills solos).

The only book with the complete scoop on the fiddle styles in western Size: KB. Bob Wills (James Robert Wills, March 6, – ) was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and big band leader. Considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing, he was universally known as the King of Western Swing.

Wills formed several bands and played radio stations around the South and West until he formed the Texas Playboys in with Wills on. If you like both, you’re doubly in luck, for McWhorter is an unusual combination: a working cowboy and a working fiddler.” —Elmer Kelton.

A cowboy, a ranch manager, an alumnus of Bob Wills’s Texas Playboys, and the leader of a western-swing band, Frankie McWhorter’s stories are Author: Frankie Mcwhorter. “The following is the Introduction by Lanny Fiel to ‘Cowboy Fiddler in Bob Wills’ Band’ – By Frankie McWhorter – As told by John R.

Erickson – University of North Texas Press. “Frankie’s personal story as told by John is the ultimate way to know a legend and it highly recommend the reader find a. Bill Boyd And His Cowboy Ramblers Profile: For true fans of Western swing music, Bill Boyd rates with his contemporary, Bob Wills, even though the two utilized very different styles; whereas Wills & His Playboys often used horns and recorded songs from a variety of genres, Boyd remained true to his western roots, using only a string band, the.

Bob Wills, 70, "Western Swing" bandleader-composer; of pneumonia; in Fort Worth. Wills turned out dance tunes that are now called country rock, introducing with his Texas Playboys such C & W classics as Take Me Back to Tulsa and New San Antonio Rose".

Bob Wills was inducted into The National Fiddler Hall of Fame in 'About that time, the door opened. Bob Wills opened it up, he had his cigar in his mouth, he had his fiddle in his hand, and a cowboy hat on, and all those drunks at the bar and at a table, there was just a complete hush,' says White of that night in ' 'It was just the biggest thrill of my life to walk Bob Wills up on the Broken Spoke bandstand.

Bob began as a solo fiddler, but soon organized his first band - The Bob Wills Fiddle & Jug consisted of Bob on fiddle, Herman Arnspiger on guitar, and an as-yet-unidentified jug blower. A talent scout who saw the band at an amateur tryout for WBAP radio in Ft.

Worth in the very early '30s called it "about the worst thing hillbilly music comes to.".The very first book of music, though “crudely-printed”, was 9th edition of The Bay Psalm Book in Massachusetts (previous versions only contained text). Included are stories of prominent publishers such as Schirmer, Lyon & Healy, and Witmark, plus numerous maps, portraits, and other illustrations.Cowboy Fiddler in Bob Wills' Band Frankie McWhorter He played with Clyde Chesser and the Texas Village Boys and the Miller Brothers Band before being asked to join Bob Wills and become the rd Texas Playboy--a band that had a tremendous impact on the country-western music field.5/5(2).