FIDDLIN' MAN: The Life and Times of BOB WILLS


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This informative DVD is the definite documentary of music legend Bob Wills, the violinist and singer who danced his way into America's heart and lifted the nation's spirit with his Western Swing, an irresistible combination of raw tunes from Texas field workers, soulful country Blues, the swinging horns of Big Band Jazz, and the jumping, joyous sound of Country & Western strings. Complete with intimate recollections from the Texas Playboys and jam packed with performances, this original documentary takes an intriguing look back at the King of Western Swing and his Texas Playboys, from his early days as the Voice of Oklahoma at KVOO radio to his days of fame and fortune as a movie star in Hollywood and a Las Vegas attraction.Spanning over 4 decades, this comprehensive film includes interviews and performances featuring Eldon Shamblin, Clarence Cagle, Bobby Koefler, Luke and Johnny Lee Wills, Joe Andrews, Johnny Gimble, Mel Tillis, and more, and thoroughly covers topics such as Wills' childhood in Turkey, Texas, religion and how he nearly became a Preacher, the Light Crust Doughboys, the influence of Country, Jazz, Big Band, and Blues Music, the hiring of his Sidemen, Wills' personality, maintaining his image, Hollywood & Westerns, handling immense popularity, the departure of Tommy Duncan, his struggles alcoholism and taxes, the recording of Faded Love, Las Vegas, The 1973 reunion, and much, much more.This DVD is both a documentary and a collection of full-length performances, including Sittin on Top of the World, Home in San Antone, Lone Star Rag, Goodbye Liza Jane, Time Changes Everything, San Antonio Rose and more. Singer, Movie Star, & Violin Fiddler Bob Wills etched his way into audience's hearts with his whoops and hollers, his dancing fiddle, and the inimitable sound of his band, the Texas Playboys. The film, Fiddlin' Man: The Life & Times of Bob Wills, is the definitive documentary of the man who rose out of the dustbowl Depression, fiddle in hand, to create Western Swing, a new music that lifted the nation's spirit.DVD BONUS FEATURES:Bob Wills BiographyBob Wills DiscographyDigitally Mastered Audio & VideoInstant Access to over 35 Scene SelectionsDigital Dolby Stereo Audio

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Brand:
Ontop+
Manufacturer:
View Video
Category:
Traditional Blues
MPN:
0033909235495
Release Date:
2004-01-27
UPC:
033909235495
EAN:
9780803023543
ISBN:
0803023545
Director:
Gary Rhodes
Actor:
Array
Publisher:
View Video
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Binding:
DVD
Item Weight:
0.2 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 0.53 x 7.75 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
5.42 x 0.58 x 7.1 inches

 


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