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Country Music: Western Swing

An overview of country music resources in the music library and on the web


NOTE: The following list of western swing artists is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is designed to provide a small sampling of western swing artists who have achieved recognition and exerted influence in the country music genre.

Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
Hank Penny and his Radio Cowboys
Spade Cooley and His Western Swing Orchestra
Ted Daffan's Texans
Bill Boyd and the Cowboy Ramblers
Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys
W. Lee O'Daniel and his Hillbilly Boys
The Light Crust Doughboys
Adolph Hofner and his San Antonians
Cliff Bruner and The Texas Wanderers
Al Dexter and His Troopers
Ocie Stockard and the Wanderers
Asleep at the Wheel
Big Sandy and the Flyrite Boys

In addition to our many albums by the above and other individual western swing artists, the Music Library's collection also holds a number of compilation discs containing important tracks by influential acts. A few of those are included in the list of recordings at the right.

Albums and Books

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