Bob Wills – Ida Red Likes The Boogie – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight – CDD


Band: Bob Wills

Label: Bear Family

Format: CDD

Catalogue Number: BCD17647


Bob Wills is the undisputed ‘King of Western Swing.’ Whether he was the originator, the best fiddler,
the best arranger, or whatever is an ongoing discussion among die-hard fans of the man and the genre. But Bob Wills put the big beat in country music and thus is long overdue in Bear Family’s uptempo
hillbilly series ‘Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight.’

This carefully compiled selection spans Bob Wills’ career from 1939 until 1963 and picks material
from his stints with Vocalion/Columbia and Kapp, Master, MGM, and Liberty. Among the highlights of
the CD are several classics: the old blues Keep Knocking But You Can’t Come In, which Wills had
initially played with his erstwhile partner, the legendary Milton Brown, in the Fort Worth Doughboys;
country writer Cindy Walker’s gem Don’t Be Afraid of Your Age; and the influential Twin Guitar
Special. Outstanding, however, is the tasteful compilation of Bob Wills’s up-tempo dancefloor smashes – he was renowned for operating the best dance orchestra in the South-West, some say in the entire USA (but we leave that to the already mentioned die-hard fans and experts). Many of the (almost) careerspanning swing smashes may seem unfamiliar to those who have missed out on Bear Family’s box
sets of the man. Many featured string band sizzlers from various labels and periods have never been
arrayed in that way.

Bob Wills mostly stuck to his tried-and-true formula. Still, this CD features concessions to trends such
as hillbilly boogie and rockabilly, as well as picking on themes of contemporary pop lore, like spreading gossip about ‘Jolie Blonde.’ The CD is a must for dancing and will make you smile. It proves once again that Bob Wills could catch his charisma and his band’s fire on a platter and serve a tasty stew of various ethnic ingredients of American music, delivered with the bouncing beats of hot jazz and bawdy blues. Grab your partner and get to it. Or put the CD on while sweeping the floor or doing your chores. It will have you holler out “Ah-Haah” in no time.

There’s Not A Hundred Miles Left In Me Nothin’ But The Best For My Baby Charlie Changed His Mind Steamboat Stomp Keep Knocking But You Can’t Come In Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Age I Didn’t Realize Ida Red Likes The Boogie Trouble, Trouble Blues Talkin’ Bout You So Let’s Rock Bottle Baby Boogie The Devil Ain’t Lazy Twin Guitar Special Snatchin’ And Grabbin’ I’ll Have Somebody Else Yearning What’s The Matter With The Mill Texas Drummer Boy Cadillac In Model ‘A’ Sugar Baby Hubbin’ It Nothing But Trouble Whoa Babe Jolie Blond Likes The Boogie I Laugh When I Think How I Cried Over You Bring It On Down To My House Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues Pray For The Lights To Go Out I Won’t Be Back Tonight

GENRE: Rockabilly/Hillbilly
BARCODE: 4000127176479
RELEASE DATE: 24/05/2024

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg