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Ramblin' Rhodes: 2013 full of highlights for country music artists, fans

...listening to country music," she told me. "My parents, Joe and Virginia Funicello, especially liked the western swing of Bob Wills and Spade Cooley. They used to go to the Aragon Ballroom in Los Angeles to hear Spade Cooley."I love country music...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-12-31/ramblin-rhodes-2013-f
Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Here Comes Santa Claus' has Georgia connections

...for Columbia Records and helped make famous such talents as Bill Monroe, Roy Acuff, Marty Robbins, Lefty Frizzell and Bob Wills. It was western swing king Wills who nicknamed Satherley "Uncle Art."Satherley particularly loved recording sacred...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-12-18/ramblin-rhodes-here-c
Pop Rocks: Westobou wheel yet unbalanced

...attract decent audiences and address the festival's need for the highest degree of creative excellence. This year, I particularly enjoyed the bawdy pieces choreographed to the infectious Texas swing of Bob Wills.4. Keep the Ferris wheel.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-10-07/pop-rocks-westobou-wh
Ramblin' Rhodes: Year of interviews again produces favorite quotes

...merry-go-round." DELBERT MCCLINTON: "I did get to see Bob Wills at this little bitty nightclub that was in a cotton field...Lubbock, and it actually was called The Cotton Club. Bob Wills and his band (Texas Playboys) would play there while...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-12-26/ramblin-rhodes-year-i
Sooner or later, Oklahoma city delights

...great music scene as well. The historic Cain's Ballroom, built in 1924 and known as the regular performing venue of Bob Wills, the "King of Western Swing," now draws a steady stream of big acts across all genres, 423 N. Main St., or bradytheater...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2013-03-09/sooner-or-later-oklahoma-city-delig
Haggard's honest music still appeals to many fans

...to record his tribute album to Western swing music king Bob Wills.Haggard and Wills shared a love of black blues music, with Haggard saying, "The last time I was at Bob Wills' house, he was playing a tape with Bessie Smith and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/2011-07-27/merle-haggards-honest-music-st
Ramblin' Rhodes: Little Roy, Lizzy DVD taping to benefit disabled military

...bluegrass-gospel act would go over with this particular crowd."It was all western swing music. The leftovers of Bob Wills' original Texas Playboys band were on stage right before us. I got to wondering to myself, 'What in the world are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-03-06/ramblin-rhodes-little
Ramblin' Rhodes: McClinton in the mood for Blind Willie McTell festival

...legendary Texas western swing bandleader Bob Wills."My older brother went to school...him perform."I did get to see Bob Wills at this little bitty nightclub that...Cotton Club," McClinton added. "Bob Wills and his band (Texas Playboys) would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-05-16/ramblin-rhodes-mcclin
Lovett, Hiatt to end festival acoustically

...a primer to Saturday's concert. Lyle Lovett BORN: Nov. 1, 1957, in Klein, Texas, near Houston SOUNDS LIKE: Bob Wills, Duke Ellington and Hank Williams FACTS: Born in a town named for his great-grandfather. His high school also bears...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/25/mus_477040.shtml
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Tunes: Marilyn Adcock

...performer FAMILY: Divorced; daughter, Rhonda Sullivan; and grandson, Ben, 14, a guitarist INFLUENCES: Ray Charles, Bob Wills, Patsy Cline, Duke Ellington FAVORITE GENRES: Gospel and blues. "I can feel that type of music best -- it's soulful...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/26/mus_463520.shtml
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