01-26-09 Notes

01-26-09 Notes - January 26, 2009 Lecture 6: 1930s: Western...

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January 26, 2009 Lecture 6: 1930s: Western Swing 1930s Principal Contributions to the Country Genre 1. Radio shows: 2. Singing Cowboys: 3. Western Swing: What is Western Swing? - musical hybrid of country and jazz Characteristics People: Milton Brown - singer Cliff Bruner - fiddle James Robert (Bob) Wills - fiddle Spade Cooley - fiddle Tex Williams - singer Significant Ensembles and selected line-ups: Wills Fiddle Band (1929 - 1930): Bob Wills, Herman Arnspiger Aladdin Laddies (1930): Wills, Arnspiger, plus Milton Brown, Durwood Brown Light Crust Doughboys (1931): W. Lee O'Daniel, organizer; Bob Wills (fiddle), Herman Arnspiger (guitar), Tommy Duncan (vocals), Durwood Brown (guitar), Clifton Johnson (guitar, banjo, fiddle) Musical Brownies (1932): Milton Brown, Durwood Brown, Wanna Coffman, Ocie Stockard, Jesse Ashlock, Fred Calhoun, Cecil Brower (1934 - add Bob Dunn) (1936 - add Cliff Bruner) Texas Playboys (1933): Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan, June Whalin, Johnny Lee Wills, Kermit Whalin. Add Al Stricklin, Smokey Dacus, Leon McAliffe, and horns. (1937 - add
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course MUSIC 144 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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