Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Early Influence

Inducted in: 1999

Inducted by: Chris Isaak

Inducted Members: Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan, Leon McAuliffe, Johnny Gimble, Joe Holley, Tiny More, Herb Remington, Eldon Shamblin, Al Stricken

Snubbed Members: Louis Tierney

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2002 (ranked #33 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .

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Whoa!!! "New San Antonio Rose", "Take Me Back to Tulsa" the list goes on and on..... Personally though, "Big Beaver" should have been more than enough to get Bob Wills inducted. Sheer perfection!

Posted by Avenger280 on Tuesday, 09.25.12 @ 07:14am

No other country musician was, is, or will ever be as musically progressive as Bob Wills. A surface-level look might lead one to peg him as just another country & western star, but his musical style is so much vaster than that. Having listened to some of his stuff earlier today, I can vouch that his material is a swell melting pot of so many styles: swing, honky-tonk, ragtime, blues, tradtional country & western, New Orleans jazz, stride piano, etc.

Those who profess to love classic country, jazz, or just great music in general ought to do themselves a favor and check out some Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. ASV/Living Era's The King of Western Swing is a fine single-disc retrospective (25 tracks in total) that covers the prime period of 1935-1945. Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years is a solid 2-disc set of what they performed in the 1947-1954 timeframe. Those who want a little of every era should invest in Rhino's Anthology: 1935-1973 (Another 2-disc set). Now hop to it!

Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 03.10.15 @ 17:16pm

Where's the list of inductees?

Posted by dmg on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 21:29pm

Did you contact FRL?

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 23:22pm

Inducted members have been added.

Posted by FRL on Wednesday, 07.20.16 @ 14:16pm

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