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Unavailable for decades, this pioneering biography of the King of Western Swing returns to print in a handsome new edition with photographs, index, and a new critical introduction.

Few figures in country music's history have left as distinctive and lasting an impression as Bob Wills (1905-1975). An expert fiddler and a magnetic showman, Wills popularized a style of Southwestern dance music known as western swing, a rhythmic hybrid of Texas fiddle music, blues, and big band swing that set dance halls alight across the Southwest in the thirties and forties. Despite his passing, his legacy has been carried forward in the music of such modern stars as Merle Haggard and George Strait.

In 1938, when Wills was thirty-three and nearing the height of his fame, journalist Ruth Sheldon chronicled the rags-to-riches rise of this talented musician, showing remarkable foresight in her choice of subject. Working with the complete cooperation of Wills, Sheldon produced a biography that fully captures the ebullient personality of Wills and reflects the bandleader's vision of himself.

Noted country music historian Bill C. Malone has praised Hubbin' It as a "pioneering biography," a landmark in the recording of country music history. Now restored to print for the first time since its initial 1938 publication, Hubbin' It provides a fascinating window into the daily life of a working musician during the Depression. It is a rich source of historical detail on the life of one of America's great musical innovators.

Distributed for the Country Music Foundation Press

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The pioneering biography of the King of Texas Swing returns to print is a handsome paperback edition.

Synopsis:

Unavailable for decades, this pioneering biography of the Bob Wills, King of Western Swing, returns to print in a handsome new edition with photographs, index, and a new critical introduction. In 1938, when Wills was thirty-three and nearing the height of his fame, journalist Ruth Sheldon chronicled the rags-to-riches rise of this talented musician, showing remarkable foresight in her choice of subject. Working with the complete cooperation of Wills, Sheldon produced a biography that fully captures the ebullient personality of Wills and reflects the bandleader's vision of himself.

About the Author

At the time she wrote this book, Ruth Sheldon was a reporter for the Tulsa Tribune. Since then, she has developed a career as petroleum consultant, historian of the oil and gas industry, and foreign correspondent (including five years covering the Vietnam War). Under the name Ruth Sheldon Knowles, she has written several other best-selling books, including The Greatest Gamblers: The Epic of American Oil Exploration.

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ISBN:
9780915608188
Introduction:
Townsend, Charles R.
Author:
Townsend, Charles R.
Introduction:
Townsend, Charles R.
Author:
Sheldon, Ruth
Author:
Sheldon
Author:
Knowles, Ruth Sheldon
Publisher:
Country Music Foundation Press
Location:
Nashville, TN :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk
Subject:
Country musicians
Subject:
Western swing (Music)
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Western swing
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Country
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MUSIC / Country
Subject:
Wills, Bob
Subject:
Country music
Subject:
Country Music; Distributed for the Country Music Foundation Press
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Distributed for the Country Music Foundation Press
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Distributed for the Country Music Foundatio
Subject:
n Press
Subject:
Distributed for the Country Music Foundation
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Press
Copyright:
Edition Description:
trade paperback
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Unavailable for decades, this pioneering biography of the Bob Wills, King of Western Swing, returns to print in a handsome new edition with photographs, index, and a new critical introduction. In 1938, when Wills was thirty-three and nearing the height of his fame, journalist Ruth Sheldon chronicled the rags-to-riches rise of this talented musician, showing remarkable foresight in her choice of subject. Working with the complete cooperation of Wills, Sheldon produced a biography that fully captures the ebullient personality of Wills and reflects the bandleader's vision of himself.
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