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Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: T&A ()
Date: February 17, 2009 23:24

i like it...but not so much cos it's particularly great, but because it's a rare instance of a song seldomly done (or never b4 in this case) that actually demonstrates a professional, competent band at work....work being the operative word. they so often are in auto-pilot mode these days - here you hear and see a band concentrating and working together. what a novel concept.

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: February 17, 2009 23:56

T&A

Exactly. The set list for Austin was good if not perfect (Is it ever perfect?, lol). The version of GOMMC was enjoyable. Also the venue, Zyker Park, was cool as well.

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: Amused ()
Date: February 18, 2009 00:00

Zilker Park.
and yeah, GOMMC, the last verse, Mick literally went crazy, magic moment, look at his dancing.
was it the show that he confused HTW lyrics? it's somewhere there on TBB...

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: February 18, 2009 00:11

Amused

The cinematography and sound of Zilker park, IMO, ranks up there with the Miami (VooDoo Lounge Tour) concert. I wasn't at the concert but I caught them that year in Raleigh at Carter Finley Stadium.

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: February 18, 2009 00:18



Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - circa 1946 - 1947.
Bob Wills centre (with cigar) ........ Lead singer Tommy Duncan far right



ROCKMAN

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: drewmaster ()
Date: September 12, 2010 04:50

Decent cover of a decent song, and how often do we see the Stones do a one-off? But as I've written elsewhere, IMO the boys these days should stick to performing their own stuff. At least when they're not in Texas.

Drew

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: ghostryder13 ()
Date: September 12, 2010 12:18

the song was never meant to be a hit record, i think waylon wrote and recorded the song simply as a crowd pleaser and the stones version does the same. nothing earth shaking but very entertaining.

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: slew ()
Date: September 13, 2010 01:05

I love their take on this song. There is something weird about that AUstin show though. I can't put my finger on it.

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: TE ()
Date: September 13, 2010 01:33

Will never never forgive myself for skipping that show.
What a setlist.
Was one day short of vacation days, so did Halifax instead (just as cold).

So many people have said it... You saw teenagers crying during "Bob Wills".
That song is special. Read what Dean Goodman wrote
[www.iorr.org]

TE
Oslo

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: rattler2004 ()
Date: September 13, 2010 04:46

Being a Texan (well not originally, but living here for 16 years should count)...this was one helluva show, and was raved about in Austin for almost two years afterwards.

the shoot 'em dead, brainbell jangler!

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: The Mez ()
Date: July 4, 2014 23:58

I loved this one MEZ

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Date: July 5, 2014 07:44

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Rockman
Who is Bob Wills?

The king of Western Swing and a major figure in country music...Penned San Antonia Rose
Born in Texas.

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: July 5, 2014 15:44

Not from Texas, but no matter for me, I think this is a brilliant cover. It's done really well and Mick's vocals go great with the melody. A+

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: Limbostone ()
Date: July 7, 2014 12:43

Quote
dj
I just happened to have watched this DVD last night. Absolutely love this song. I think the combo of "Bob Wills is Still the King" and "Learning the Game" at this show is just amazing. But then, that's probably why the show was included in the Bigger Bang DVD set.

Even if answering a 5-year old post, I'd like to point out that it was probably the other way 'round.

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: Gooo ()
Date: July 7, 2014 12:58

Wasn't Waylon Jennings in the sky box watching??

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: RoughJusticeOnYa ()
Date: July 7, 2014 13:14

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scottkeef
Not knowing who Bob Wills is is like not knowing who Elvis Presley is!

No it's not. Not by far... And not even in Texas, I presume.

But we catch your drift: exaggeration for the sake of the argument. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Anyways: let's say if you're 'starting to get to know this & that about country music', Bob Wills is one of the first guys on the next level (the first being reserved for the likes of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, etc.) you will - or better yet: should - get to know. Nothing more, nothing less! But yep; you'll be in for a treat as soon as you get there... (I know I was when I found out about him.)

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: saltoftheearth ()
Date: July 7, 2014 13:29

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windmelody
The song is okay, but it is not great. They have so many better ones.

thumbs up +1

Waylon's original version was cooler (and better).

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: July 7, 2014 15:32

A nice interlude - nothing less, nothing more ...

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: latebloomer ()
Date: July 7, 2014 19:03

I have this CD in my car, a great collection of Bob Wills covers from Asleep at the Wheel.




Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: Wuudy ()
Date: July 8, 2014 01:46

The reaction from the crowd when Jagger sings the line "Bob Wills is still the King" is awesome!!!!

Cheers,
Wuudy

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: Jah Paul ()
Date: July 8, 2014 04:37

Quote
Gooo
Wasn't Waylon Jennings in the sky box watching??

Yes...from the big sky box in the sky.

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: Gooo ()
Date: July 8, 2014 04:42

Who does the camera pan to in the sky box?

Re: Track Talk: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Posted by: StonesCat ()
Date: July 8, 2014 17:39

Quote
Wuudy
The reaction from the crowd when Jagger sings the line "Bob Wills is still the King" is awesome!!!!

Check out Waylon Live from Waylon Jennings if you want a kickass country live album and great reaction to that song.

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