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San Antonio Rose
  • Artist: Bob Wills
  • Label: Bear Family
  • Number of Discs: 11
  • UPC: 4000127159335
  • Item #: BCD59332
  • Genre: Country Traditional
  • Release Date: 12/13/2000
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San Antonio Rose on CD

11-CD/1 DVD box (LP-size) with 186-page hardcover book, 296 tracks. Beyond influential. Beyond seminal. That's Bob Wills' Columbia recordings, complete for the first time. In the quarter-century since his death, Bob Wills has become recognized for the innovative way he synthesized many American musical genres into an adventurous style that he called 'Texas Fiddle Music' and the world called 'Western Swing.' It's a measure of his influence that he is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Here is the music that turned the world on it's ear: the first fifteen years (1932-1947) of Bob Wills' recording career. This momentous body of music has never been available in it's totality, and has never been packaged with the care and attention to detail it merits, nor has the music been as carefully restored as it is here. This epochal anthology begins with Bob Wills' 1932 Victor recordings with Milton Brown as the Fort Worth Doughboys, then includes the complete Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys' 1935-1947 sessions for ARC and Columbia. Tommy Duncan is the featured vocalist on the majority of these recordings. This anthology includes the original versions of songs that have become American music classics, such as This 11-CD/1-DVD box, which features the movie 'Take Me Back To Oklahoma' (NTSC format) includes a book with a biography and musical analysis by Rich Kienzle, based on unpublished interviews with various Playboys. It also includes Bob Pinson's revised discography, an introduction from 'Asleep at the Wheel' founder Ray Benson, as well as rare photos and Wills memorabilia from the archives of collector Glenn P. White.

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