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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 07:58 AM

Steel Guitar Rag (Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys)

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:05 AM

1. My father's favorite band

I grew up listening to this... and Tennessee Ernie Ford and Benny Goodman...

Thanks for the childhood memories... but I am now just 1 year shy of old age myself!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:12 AM

2. When other country stars were mocking rock and roll, Bob was playing it

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:24 AM

3. Damn, That's Sweet, Sir!

A real treat to the ears....

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:25 AM

4. Wills and band played in Tulsa on KVOO in the 40s. I remember listening regularly in grade school

Leon McCauliffe and His Western Swing Band was also on the radio in Tulsa. Played with Wills too, I think

My aunt was a secretary at KVOO for years. I wonder now if she knew them

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:54 AM

7. History of KVOO at okhistory.org. Says Tony Randall got his start there!

Randall was born in Tulsa and went to same HS my dad did! (so says Wiki)

Good grief---never knew this!

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 09:04 AM

8. 'Randall's dreams of acting started in Tulsa'

Article by Thomas Connor, May 19, 2004

At tulsaworld.com/archives/randall.....

Interesting info about Tulsa in this article

Also says actress Jennifer Jones was born in Tulsa and helped Randall get started in the movies

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:40 AM

5. This is sure a tune from my childhood. Wonder if 'Take it away Leon' refers to McCauliffe?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:41 AM

6. Love the steel guitar, such sweet sounds!

This is indeed a treat for the ears - after the first shit kicker sounds.

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