Bob Wills

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Bob Wills
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Nazionalità Stati Uniti Stati Uniti
Genere Country
Periodo di attività 1929 – 1969

James Robert "Bob" Wills (Kosse, 6 marzo 1905Fort Worth, 13 maggio 1975) è stato un musicista e cantante statunitense. Pioniere della country music.

James Wills meglio conosciuto come Bob Wills è considerato un importante autorità in campo musicale, e co-fondatore del genere conosciuto come Western Swing, è universalmente noto con il soprannome di King of Western Swing[1][2] [3].

Nel 1968 fu introdotto nella Country Music Hall of Fame e ottenne gli onori del Senato del Texas per il suo grande contributo alla musica americana[4]. Nel 1999 fu introdotto nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Nel comporre la hit Maybellene la celebre star del rock and roll, Chuck Berry, si ispirò a un brano di Bob Wills dal titolo Ida Red.

Discografia[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Album[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Year Album Billboard (country) Label
1960 Together Again (w/ Tommy Duncan) Liberty
1961 A Living Legend
1961 Mr. Words & Mr. Music (w/ Tommy Duncan)
1963 Bob Wills Sings And Plays
1965 Bob Wills Keepsake Album No. 1 Longhorn
1966 From The Heart Of Texas 33 Kapp
1967 King Of Western Swing 43
1968 Here's That Man Again 24
1974 For The Last Time 28 United Artists
1975 The Best Of Bob Wills Vol. II 36 MCA
1976 Remembering...The Greatest Hits Of Bob Wills 46 Columbia
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys In Concert 44 Capitol
1977 24 Great Hits By Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys 39 MGM

Singoli[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Year Single US Country Label
1935 "Osage Stomp (Rukus Juice Shuffle)" Vocalion 03096
"Good Old Oklahoma" Vocalion 3086
"Spanish Two Step" Vocalion 03230
"I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" Vocalation 20473
" Maiden's Prayer" Vocalion 3139
1936 "Wang Wang Blues" Vocalion 03173
"Steel Guitar Rag" Vocalion 03394
"Right Or Wrong" Vocalion 03451
1937 "Playboy Stomp" Vocalion 03763
"I'm A Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas" Vocalion 03659
1938 "Maiden's Prayer" Vocalion 03924
"Ida Red" Vocalion 05079
"San Antonio Rose" Vocalion 04755
"Beaumont Rag" Vocalion 04999
1940 "Corrine, Corrina" OKeh 06530
"New San Antonio Rose" OKeh 6894
"Time Changes Everything" OKeh 05753
1941 "Maiden's Prayer" OKeh 06205
"Take Me Back to Tulsa" OKeh 06101
"My Life's Been A Pleasure" OKeh 06676
"Cherokee Maiden" OKeh 06568
"Dusty Skies" OKeh 06598
1942 "If You're From Texas" OKeh 6722
"Let's Ride With Bob" OKeh 6692
1943 "Home In San Antone" OKeh 6710
1944 "New San Antonio Rose" 3 OKeh 5694
"We Might As Well Forget It" 2 OKeh 6722
"You're From Texas" 2
1945 "Smoke On The Water" 1 OKeh 6736
"Hang Your Head In Shame" 3
"Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima" 1 OKeh 6742
"You Don't Care What Happens To Me" 5
"Texas Playboy Rag" 2 Columbia 36841
"Silver Dew on the Blue Grass Tonight" 1
1946 "White Cross on Okinawa" 1 Columbia 36881
"New Spanish Two Step" 1 Columbia 16966
"Roly Poly" 3
"Stay a Little Longer" 2 Columbia 37097
"I Can't Go On This Way" 4
1947 "I'm Gonna Be Boss From Now On" 5 Columbia 37205
"Sugar Moon" 1 Columbia 37313
"Bob Wills Boogie" 4 Columbia 37357
1948 "Bubbles in My Beer" 4 MGM 10116
"Keeper Of My Heart" 8 MGM 10175
"Texarkana Baby" 15 Columbia 38179
"Thorn In My Heart" 10 MGM 10236
1950 "Ida Red Likes The Boogie" 10 MGM K10570
"Faded Love" 8 MGM K10786
"'Tater Pie" MGM 10836
1960 "Heart To Heart Talk" (w/ Tommy Duncan) 5 Liberty 55260
1961 "The Image Of Me" (w/ Tommy Duncan) 26 Liberty 55264
1976 "Ida Red" (re-release) 99 Vocalion 05079

Note[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  1. ^ http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB123430049028669793?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB123430049028669793.html
  2. ^ Wolff, Country Music, "Big Balls In Cowtown: Western Swing From Fort Worth To Fresno", p. 29: If any single person deserves to be considered the 'father' of western swing, it must be Bob Wills."
  3. ^ West, "Trails And Footprints", p. 39: "Snyder [Texas] hosts the West Texas Western Swing Festival ('Come Fiddle Around in Snyder'), recognizing the regional origins of the father of western swing, Bob Wills, from Turkey (a bit more than a hundred miles due north in Hall County) ..."
  4. ^ http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/html/SC00035F.htm

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