Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
Format: 12" Vinyl
Label: Real Gone Music
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release
Ten sides from Bob Wills' legendary Tiffany Transcriptions, which were recordings made available only to radio stations in the late '40s. The Tiffany Transcriptions are generally considered to be the best recordings that the King of Western Swing ever made, as the lack of commercial restrictions allowed his incredible band--and vocalist Tommy Duncan--to stretch out. Wills made over 300 transcription sides for Tiffany; only about half of them have been reissued on vinyl or compact disc. This 10-track album not only includes ten songs that have never been heard or seen anywhere since they appeared on the transcription discs some 65 years ago, but also features packaging designed to mimic the look of the original transcriptions, with a cutaway hole in front to show the vintage Tiffany logo on the vinyl, which is pressed in red as some Tiffany transcriptions did come in red vinyl. The back cover also includes vintage graphics from the period.
"I'm an Old Cowhand", "Long Eared Mule", "Put Another Chair at the Table", "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes", "Don't Fence Me In", "Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age", "Black and Blue Rag", "Have I Stayed Away Too Long", "Moonlight on the Ganges", "What Is Life Without Love"