All posts tagged “western swing

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Starting the week off right…

Let’s start the week off with a little dose of western swing. Here’s Kelley & the Cowboys…. By the way, Kelly Breiding, who fronts this band, is also a kick-ass old time clawhammer banjo player. Here she is with Spencer Branch, performing Salt Creek… Wishing… Read More

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Rolling Stone from Texas

As a friend of mine once said, “I like both kinds of music, Country AND Western”. Somewhere along the way the music powerbrokers tried to nudge the western part of it into the ditch, but it’s still out there. I mentioned Don Walser in my… Read More

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Pee Wee King

Pee Wee King was born Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski in 1914 and lived until 2000. He was Polish-American from Milwaukee Wisconsin and he is best known as the co-writer of the Tennessee Waltz. His co-writer on that tune was Redd Steward. They wrote the tune… Read More

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Yes I said Yodel

Tonight’s Daily Dose features the late Don Walser, Western Swing singer extraordinaire. My buddy East Texas Red first introduced me to Mr. Walser’s fantastic music.

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Yodel your blues away

Here’s Bill Haley, back when he was a yodeling cowboy. The accordion in this one is a special bonus, just for you. Then of course, there’s Jimmie Rodgers with Blue Yodel #1, T for Texas. Here’s Peter Hinnen. This video leaves me speechless. Let me… Read More