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Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Induction category: Early Influence

Biography

Inductees: Bob Wills ( fiddle, mandolin, vocals, bandleader; born 3/6/05, died 5/13/75), Tommy Duncan (vocals), Leon McAuliffe (vocals, steel guitar), Johnny Gimble (fiddle, electric mandolin), Joe “Jody” Holley (fiddle), Tiny Moore (fiddle, electric mandolin), Herb Remington (steel guitar), Eldon Shamblin (guitar), Al Stricklin (piano) Bob Wills was the driving force behind Western Swing, a form of country & western that was broader in scope than the parent genre. A master at synthesizing styles, Wills brought jazz, hillbilly, boogie, blues, big-band swing, rhumba, mariachi, jitterbug music and more under his ecumenical umbrella. He has been called “the King of Western Swing” ...

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