Bob Wills

My Ten Favorite Tunes By My Favorite Ten Bands

By Steve Crawford | July 3, 2014

It was suggested that I might want to submit an article on my favorite songs by my ten favorite bands or spend the rest of my career dissecting Peter Cetera’s contribution to the Mexican milkweed underwear industry for Granola Bong Hit magazine’s South American edition

The Genius of Bob Wills – Twenty Essential Songs from the 1930s

By Steve Crawford | June 15, 2014

He truly displayed the versatility of the Texas Playboys during a stretch from 1935 to 1938, when the band recorded material influenced by blues, jazz, jug band, big band, pop, and country sources to make his uniquely rhythmic and upbeat brand of dance music

Bob Wills Day, Turkey, Texas, April 25th, 2014

By Steve Crawford | April 27, 2014

Every year during the last weekend of April, the small West Texas community of Turkey, Texas celebrates the legacy of their most famous citizen with Bob Wills Day, as a huge fan of both Bob Wills and general weirdness, I’ve wanted to attend this event for years

Music of the 1940’s – The Essential List

By Steve Crawford | April 12, 2014

There were some major setbacks for the music industry in the 1940s. Shellac, the material used for 78 RPMs before vinyl, was needed for World War II military purposes. Also, there were two strikes by the musician’s union during the ‘40s that halted the production of new records.

The 30 Greatest Country Songs of the 1950s

By Steve Crawford | November 5, 2013

The Board of Directors at rock nyc typically restricts these lists to 25 songs, but I pushed this list to thirty so I wouldn’t have to artificially limit the number of Hank Williams entries. I have enough to explain to St. Peter without adding that oversight to my resume. OK, let’s start drinking and cheating, 1950s style.

George Jones Archives On Spotify

By Iman Lababedi | October 5, 2013

In practice it is all about the music and the ability to pull a hundred Jones albums with a click is heaven. It is a miracle of science. I am so happy and Spotify aren’t finished yet. Within five years they will be a major archival resource for George Jones recordings