Since we can’t ALL be together in Turkey, For Bob Wills Day which is NOT Cancelled but Is rescheduled!!! The Decision was to bring you Bob Wills Day World Wide at Home! I Personally Invite you to start the Celebration with Billy Bowles Swinging Country 10:AM – 12:PM Central time as I Swing right out with The first grouping of songs come from Billy Mata, Jake Hooker, Jason Roberts, Jody Nix. And then a Visit with Rickey Hughes President of The Bob Wills Foundation in Turkey. We will discuss the plans to Bring the Next Best Thing to you at home where ever you are! I will get back to that shortly. But next on Swinging Country after visiting with Rickey I’ll Spin a Tune from John Arthur Martinez, Cowboy Joe Babcock, Gene Henslee, followed by Gary P. Nunn, Red Steagall. And then I have picked one Recording for each year 1935 through 1942 from Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys!
That’s my warm up because then we go back to around 1946 & 47 and spin Nine tunes from the Infamous and Treasured yet seldom heard Tiffany Transcriptions recorded for Radio in Oakland CA. Most of you will hear something likely for the first time! From there we will move way forward in time to the early 1980’s With The Original Texas Playboys with interesting Narration on the History, I next have tunes from Jake Hooker, Billy Mata & Jason Roberts, and the one I always end the vocal portion with and Original from Jody Nix. After which Instrumentals from Bob Wills, Junior Knight, Bobby Flores. I mentioned at the start that I Personally Invite you to Start your Bob Wills Day Celebration with Me on Swinging Country But that is only the beginning of The Bob Wills Day At 3:PM Central time Starts the Bob Wills Day Celebration direct to You Celebration. It will be On Facebook Bob Wills Day, Turkey, Texas PAGE with The Bob Wills Story an Excellent Radio Documentary done in the early 1980’s A Chronological look at the Life Music and Times of Bob’s Life Written Produced and Narrated by James Holley son of Famed Bob Wills Texas Playboy Joe Holley. It is Very entertaining & educational full of Stories from Many of the Wills Family members including, Johnnie Lee, Luke, Betty. As well as Many of the Texas Playboys as well including – Leon McAuliffe, Johnny Gimble, Leon Rausch, Eldon Shamblin, Joe Holley his Dad, Also Ray Price and More!!! I have to give Special Thanks to Howard Charlie Higgins and Joe Baker providing me with this treasure several years ago. This Program is nearly 2 & 1/2 Hours. At 6:PM it is Facebook Live shows again at Bob Wills Day, Turkey, Texas Billy Mata, 7:PM Jake Hooker, 8:PM Jason Roberts, 9:PM Jody Nix and The Texas Cowboys. So Join us will you? Don’t Forget to Join Dena Wood and Me Billy B on MY Personal Facebook timeline during Swinging Country for SWING – Back for pictures and fellowship as we listen. Till then stay safe! May God Bless You and Yours Keep Swinging Country—