Fiddlin' Man: The Life and Times of Bob Willis

Fiddlin' Man: The Life and Times of Bob Willis

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Overview

In the 1930s, musician Bob Wills took his love for the blues and jazz, fused it with the country sounds that dominated his native Texas and Oklahoma, and created a whole new form of music -- Western swing, in which big bands (complete with horns and strings) played up-tempo dance tunes that moved Western music in a brand new direction. Bob Wills and his band the Texas Playboys became massively popular in the Southwest, and the Western swing sound they pioneered is still championed today by groups such as Asleep at the Wheel and the Hot Club of Cowtown. Fiddlin' Man: The Life and Times of Bob Willis tells the story of this musical maverick and features vintage film clips of Wills and his band performing some of their biggest hits. Songs include "San Antonio Rose," "Time Changes Everything," "Sittin' on Top of the World," "Lone Star Rag," and more.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/2004
UPC: 0033909235495
Original Release: 1996
Source: View Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:01:00
Sales rank: 49,337

Special Features

Bob Wills biography; Bob Wills discography; Digitally mastered audio & video; Multi-directional interactive menus; Instant audio to over 35 scene selections; Dolby Digital audio

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fiddlin' Man: The Life and Times of Bob Wills
1. Opening Message [1:26]
2. Friends and Family [1:19]
3. Growing Up in Turkey Texas [1:35]
4. Almost Becomes a Preacher [:42]
5. Light Crust Doughboys (1931) [1:46]
6. Texas Playboys [2:26]
7. Blues Influence [:39]
8. Sittin' On Top of the World [3:25]
9. Hiring His Sidemen [2:36]
10. Home in San Antone [1:42]
11. Jazz Influence - Eldon Chamblin (1937) [:23]
12. Wills's Personality [1:55]
13. Lone Star Rag [1:34]
14. Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa [2:12]
15. Country Influence [:26]
16. Goodbye, Liza Jane [2:15]
17. Big Band Influence [1:59]
18. Birth of Western Swing [:28]
19. Clean Image [1:41]
20. Big-Hearted Bob [3:34]
21. San Antonio Rose [2:15]
22. Bob the King [:45]
23. Hollywood Westerns (1942) [1:34]
24. Time Changes Everything [1:28]
25. Immense Popularity [1:34]
26. Tommy Duncan Leaves the Band (1948) [:49]
27. Battling the Bottle (1951) [1:55]
28. Trouble With Taxes [:17]
29. Recording "Faded Love" [2:26]
30. Take Me Back to Tulsa [1:48]
31. Las Vegas [1:32]
32. Mel Tillis Meets Bob Wills [:47]
33. Ida Red [:59]
34. Health Problems [1:17]
35. Reunion (1973) [1:23]
36. Final Words [1:36]
37. End Credits [1:30]
38. VVCC Message [1:44]

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