San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills

San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills

by Charles Townsend


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'In what was clearly a labor of love, Townsend has produced a thoroughly entertaining book, which is important both as a biography and as a study of popular culture. Townsend interviewed over 200 people, including Wills himself, listened to every known recording and transcription of Wills's music, and seems to have examined just about every piece of written material that is available on the subject. It is doubtful that anyone will ever write a more complete or more accurate account of Wills and his music.' -- Bill C. Malone, Journal of American History

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252013621
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 11/01/1986
Series: Music in American Life Series
Pages: 498
Sales rank: 1,106,547
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Charles R. Townsend, professor of history at West Texas State University, won a Grammy Award in 1975 for his brochure notes accompanying United Artists' release of For the Last Time, the last recording session of Bob Willis and his Texas Playboys.

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