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Bill Boyd And His Cowboy Ramblers

Также известно как: Bill Boyd & Cowboy Ramblers, Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers, Bill Boyd And His Cowboys Ramblers, Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers
Члены группы Bill Boyd And His Cowboy Ramblers: Art Davis (4), Bill Boyd (3), Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers, Carroll Hubbard, Jim Boyd, John Parker (6), Walter Kirkes, William Perrin, Wilson Perkins
Группа в интернете: http://www.cmt.com/artists/bill-boyd/biography/

Дискография Bill Boyd And His Cowboy Ramblers:

# Название релиза Информация об aльбоме Купить альбом в iTunes Год издания Лейбл
1 1934-47 16 audio iTunes 1982 Texas Rose Records
2 Saturday Night Rag 1934-1936 Volume 1 16 audio iTunes 2003 Acrobat
3 Under The Double Eagle / Over The Waves Waltz 2 audio iTunes RCA Victor
4 Put Your Troubles Down The Hatch / Jennie Lou 2 audio iTunes Bluebird (3)
5 On The Texas Plains / Ridin' On A Humpback Mule 2 audio iTunes 1934 Bluebird (3)
6 On The Texas Plains / Ridin' On A Humpback Mule 2 audio iTunes 1934 Bluebird (3)
7 Mama's Getting Hot And Papa's Gettin' Cold / Oh, No She Don't 2 audio iTunes 1936 Bluebird (3)
8 Home Coming Waltz / Over The Waves Waltz 2 audio iTunes 1941 Bluebird (3)
9 Little Wooden Whistle / Dance To Those Sobbin' Blues 2 audio iTunes 1937 Bluebird (3)
10 Yellow Rose Of Texas 2 audio iTunes 1937 Bluebird (3)
11 No Time For Tears / Highways Are Happy Ways 2 audio iTunes Bluebird (3)
12 The Sunset Trail To Texas / I Wish You Knew The Way I Feel 2 audio iTunes Regal Zonophone
13 Lone Star Rag / Without A Woman's Love 4 audio iTunes RCA Victor
14 The Train Song / Under The Double Eagle 4 audio iTunes Montgomery Ward
15 New Fort Worth Rag / Dream Train 4 audio iTunes RCA Victor
16 Lone Star Rag 1937-1949 Volume 2 15 audio iTunes 2003 Acrobat

For true fans of Western swing music, Bill Boyd rates with his contemporary, Bob Wills, even though the two utilized very different styles; whereas Wills & His Playboys often used horns and recorded songs from a variety of genres, Boyd remained true to his western roots, using only a string band, the Cowboy Ramblers. Born on a ranch near Ladonia, TX, Boyd grew up as a working cowboy, learning the traditional songs from the impromptu campfire jam sessions of the ranch hands. Both he and his younger brother frequently sang with the cowboys, as did their parents. The boys got to be pretty good, and in 1926, made their debut on KFPM in Greenville. The family moved to Dallas in 1929, where Boyd played in a band that included fiddler Art Davis. By this time, Boyd knew he wanted a career in music, first joining a band on WFAA and then the first incarnation of the Cowboy Ramblers in 1932 on WRR. Included in Boyd's new band was his brother, Jim, on bass; Davis on fiddle; and Walter Kirkes on tenor banjo. When not actually performing, Boyd was out recruiting new sponsors and in this way managed to survive the Depression. In 1934, he and the band moved to San Antonio to record for Bluebird, cutting hits including the standard "Under the Double Eagle" and "Going Back to My Texas Home." In the late '30s, their membership increased to ten; among their better-known members were fiddler Carroll Hubard, piano player Knocky Parker, and steel guitar player Wilson "Lefty" Perkins. During their long association with RCA, Boyd & the Ramblers recorded over 229 singles; in the early '40s, they appeared in six el cheapo Hollywood cowboy films, including Raiders of the West and Prairie Pals. Boyd's jaunt through Hollywood was interesting, as it overlapped with the career of cowboy actor William Boyd, famous for his portrayal of Hopalong Cassidy. Boyd effectively retired from the music business in the early '50s, and began a second career as a radio DJ at Dallas' WRR. Upon his posthumous induction into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame, a bill was introduced into the Texas legislature to honor Boyd and his contributions to the state's cultural identity.

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