Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1944)
APPROVED · 11min · Short, Music · 2 September 1944
Bob Wills put a band together after he'd won lots of belt buckles but had a slim bank account, playing warm simple tunes with the rhythm of the heart. A narrator provides a bridge between each tune; Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys play four songs. "My Rose of the Plains," on a Western set with people, a street, and a garden; "Adobe Hacienda," at a rodeo with yodeling, vocal harmony, and rope tricks; "Mama Don't Allow No Fiddle Playing Around Here," at a gazebo, with guitar picking and fancy dancing; and, "San Antonio Rose," their two-million-selling hit, Bob and the boys dressed up on a bandstand. Bob adds some falsetto accents. They take us out with some square dance music.
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