We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill: An Oral History

Jean A. Boyd

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We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill: An Oral History

We re the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill An Oral History The Light Crust Doughboys are one of the most long lived and musically versatile bands in America Formed in the early s under the sponsorship of Burrus Mill and Elevator Company of Fort Worth Tex

  • Title: We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill: An Oral History
  • Author: Jean A. Boyd
  • ISBN: 9780292709256
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Light Crust Doughboys are one of the most long lived and musically versatile bands in America Formed in the early 1930s under the sponsorship of Burrus Mill and Elevator Company of Fort Worth, Texas, with Bob Wills and Milton Brown the originator of western swing at the musical helm and future Texas governor W Lee Pappy O Daniel as band manager and emcee, the DouThe Light Crust Doughboys are one of the most long lived and musically versatile bands in America Formed in the early 1930s under the sponsorship of Burrus Mill and Elevator Company of Fort Worth, Texas, with Bob Wills and Milton Brown the originator of western swing at the musical helm and future Texas governor W Lee Pappy O Daniel as band manager and emcee, the Doughboys are still going strong in the twenty first century Arguably the quintessential Texas band, the Doughboys have performed all the varieties of music that Texans love, including folk and fiddle tunes, cowboy songs, gospel and hymns, commercial country songs and popular ballads, honky tonk, ragtime and blues, western swing and jazz, minstrel songs, movie hits, and rock n roll.In this book, Jean Boyd draws on the memories of Marvin Smokey Montgomery and other longtime band members and supporters to tell the Light Crust Doughboys story from the band s founding in 1931 through the year 2000 She follows the band s musical evolution and personnel over seven decades, showing how band members and sponsors responded to changes in Texas culture and musical tastes during the Great Depression, World War II, and the postwar years Boyd concludes that the Doughboys willingness to change with changing times and to try new sounds and fresh musical approaches is the source of their enduring vitality Historical photographs of the band, an annotated discography of their pre World War II work, and histories of some of the band s songs round out the volume.

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    1. David on said:

      Let's call this 3.5 stars. Very interesting to me, as I have about 100 Light Crust Doughboys recordings (audio files) and have really enjoyed listening to them as I read her descriptions. I have quite a few that she doesn't discuss at all or in no detail -- seems like most of these not discussed were taken from 78 records, many dating from 1934-1935 prior to Marvin Montgomery joining the band -- he was her most important source, as he played with the band longer than anyone else and has written [...]

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