Western Swing wasn't all about Bob Wills you know, it was also about flour- judging by the number of Western Swing bands sponsored by baking supplies.
Western Swing On 78 blog does what it says on the tin- and several adjoining tins- so great is their love, dedication, and altruism in bringing this forgotten music to the fore.
I would also like to thank them from the bottom of my heart for not hosting the downloads on rapidshare, which they could have easily done - they're on mediafire, which, if you're a shameless mp3 hound like me- you know is the good stuff.
Undisputed masters of WS -Milt Brown and His Musical Brownies are conspicuously absent because Milt Brown's estate, which consists largely of empty Nugrape and whiskey bottles, smashed Cadillacs and stale biscuits, is sewn up tighter than,uh, something that's really tight....... No matter, that leaves more room for The Sons Of The West (at Left).
The site has streamlined histories, all- important matrix numbers and not a whiff of acedemia, thank god.
These guys should get some kinda Smithsonian grant ,or something.