The Resource "We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill" : an oral history, Jean A. Boyd

"We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill" : an oral history, Jean A. Boyd

Label
"We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill" : an oral history
Title
"We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill"
Title remainder
an oral history
Statement of responsibility
Jean A. Boyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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' founding in 1931 through the year 2000. She follows the band' 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' songs round out the volume
Action
digitized
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
  • 781.642/092/2
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML421.L485
LC item number
B68 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Label
"We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill" : an oral history, Jean A. Boyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-155), discography (p. 156) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene : beautiful Texas -- Getting started : 1930-1935 -- The glory years : 1935-1941 -- Key band members during the glory years -- Starting over : after World War II -- The new Golden Age
Control code
ocn268793580
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (x, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292797437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24273375
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)268793580
  • pebcs0292709161
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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