Bob Wills

By Scott Feemster

Country, jazz and rhythm & blues were all emerging from their regional birthplaces during the early part of the 20th century. Local strains of music started to travel across the United States and cross-pollinate with each other, as evident in the rise of swing, which mixed traditional jazz with the simpler melodies and back-beat of rhythm & blues. Swing became popular in the 1930s in part because mostly urban audiences could hear a swing orchestra and dance to it, thus turning a concert into both a social event as well as a musical treat. A few musicians in the Southern High... Read More

City Of Origin:
Kosse, Texas, United States
Genre:
Country, Western Swing
Birthdate:
03/06/1905
Death date:
05/13/1975
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