Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame Collection, 1930-1990.


Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame Collection, 1930-1990.

Photographs, costumes, posters, awards, clippings dating from 1930s-1990s and featuring members of the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame comprise the bulk of this collection. Items of note include Bob Wills' hat and fiddle he reportedly played, and Laura Lee McBride's fringed leather costume.

6 boxes (8 linear ft.)

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Wills, Bob, 1905-1975

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James Robert Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975) was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Considered by music authorities as the founder of Western swing, he was known widely as the King of Western Swing (although Spade Cooley self-promoted the moniker "King of Western Swing" from 1942 to 1969). He was also noted for punctuating his music with his trademark "ah-haa" calls. Wills formed several bands and played radio stations around the South and West until he forme...

Gimble, Johnny

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McBride, Laura Lee

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Texas Playboys

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Light Crust Doughboys

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Western swing band. Organized in the late 1930s by Burrus Mill & Elevator Company to promote its Light Crust Flour on the Radio. Past and present members are among western swing's most significant musicians, including Bob Wills, Marvin Montgomery, and Knocky Parker. From the description of Oral history interview with the Light Crust Doughboys; 1999 March 24; interview conducted by John W. Rumble and Bob Pinson. 1999 Mar. 24. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center)....

Thompson, Hank

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Shamblin, Eldon

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