Bob Wills was born in Texas, but he and his Texas Playboys became a national sensation when they began playing live shows on KVOO from the legendary Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. Bob’s unique style of music blended folk, jazz, hillbilly, and blues to produce the sound we know today as Western Swing. His music is still as popular as ever and it is regularly covered by today’s top artists. In this live episode, recorded at Ponyboy in Oklahoma City, Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn are joined by Carolyn Wills, Brett Bingham, John Wooley, and Jeff Moore. Special guest Kyle Dillingham performed “Milk Cow Blues” and “Faded Love” for the crowd.
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Votes for Women!
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Cultivating Cultural Tourism in Oklahoma
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Killing of Umpire Forbidden
Lawlessness and Law Enforcement in the 1920s and ‘30s
At War With Corruption
Live Episode: Oklahoma’s All-Black Towns
Battle of the Washita
Oklahoma During World War II
Oklahoma in the 1950s
The Battle of Honey Springs
A Very OK Podcast + BrainBox LIVE Crossover Event
Oklahoma’s Early Aviation History
Historycal: Words that Shaped the World
The Best Song Podcast
The Rest Is History