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San Antonio Rose : The Life and Music of Bob Wills (Music in American Life)
by Charles R. Townsend
Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr (Pro Ref); (November 1986)

Lone Star Swing : On the Trail of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
by Duncan McLean
Duncan McLean has a dilemma. He's head over heels for a music that's not only going out of style, but is found most prevalently in Texas--a long way from his home in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. After exhausting Scotland's supply of western swing, in 1995 McLean travels to America, rents a Chevy Cavalier, and heads west to explore the birthplace, meet the makers, and dig up the roots of the sounds with which he's fallen in love. As he describes it:

"This is the hottering chili-pot of New Orleans Jazz, old country fiddling, big-band swing, ragtime, blues, pop, mariachi and conjunto that dominated Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and beyond--all the way to San Francisco in the west, Memphis in the east--from the mid-Thirties till mid-Elvis. This is western swing."

Lone Star Swing is both musical pilgrimage and witty travelogue. As McLean trails his favorite music over the back roads of Texas, his adventures make for interesting reading. He has a way of making you feel you're riding along in the passenger seat as he finds the top 10 things to do in Turkey, Texas, on Bob Wills Day (Bob is McLean's western-swing hero), learns how to nibble an onion cooked up sunflower style at the Presidio Onion Festival, gets lectured for cussing in front of ladies after his Chevy gets its doors rehung by a hit-and-run driver, and suffers the wrath of Gulf Coast prawns eaten too far from their home waters. And although he's far away from the Orkney Islands, McLean has a way of making himself at home in just about every place the music takes him. Amazon.com
Paperback: 311 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 8.22 x 5.49
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; (April )
ISBN: 0393317560

My Years With Bob Wills
by Al Stricklin

Bob Wills: His Life--Times--And Music
by H. Ed Hurt

Cowboy Fiddler in Bob Wills' Band
by Frankie McWhorter, John R. Erickson (Contributor), Lanny Fiel (Introduction)
Publisher: University of North Texas Press; (April )

Bob Wills : Hubbin It
by Ruth Sheldon, Charles R. Townsend (Introduction), Ruth Sheldon Knowles
Publisher: Country Music Foundation; Reprint edition

Bob Wills : King of Western Swing
by Ronny S. Schiff (Compiler), Dean McKinney-Moore (Photographer)
Book Description: All Night Long - Bring It on down to My House - Bubbles in My Beer - Dusty Skies - Faded Love - Fat Boy Rag - Hang Your Head in Shame - I Can't Go On This Way - I Wonder If You Feel the Way I Do - I'm Gonna Be Boss - Ida Red - Keeper of My Heart - A Maiden's Prayer - My Confession - New Texas Playboy Rag - Roly Poly - San Antonio Rose - Smoke On the Water - Spanish Two Step - Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima - Stay a Little Longer (The Hoedown Fiddle Song) - Steel Guitar Rag - Sugar Moon - Take Me Back to Tulsa - Texarkana Baby - Thorn in My Heart - We Might As Well Forget It - White Cross on Okinawa - You Don't Care What Happens to Me - You're From Texas.
Paperback: 104 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.33 x 12.00 x 9.08 
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation; (January 1, ) 
ISBN: 0793543215 

BOB WILLS FIDDLE BOOK: Music Book
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Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys Greatest Hits: Piano Vocal Music Book

Asleep at the Wheel : Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
by Aaron Stang (Editor) 
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Papa's jumpin' : the MGM years of Bob Wills
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Play It Lazy : The Bob Wills Fiddle Legacy (The Preservation Series)
by Lanny Fiel, Frankie McWhorter 
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The King of Western Swing: Bob Wills Remembered
by Rosetta Wills
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