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Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years

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Wills' peak is usually reckoned as the late '30s to the mid-'40s. His slightly later recordings, dating from the time his popularity began to slip, have received comparatively little attention. However, you really can't detect much of a drop in quality, on record anyway, on this double-CD compilation of 50 tracks he did for MGM from 1947-1954. This was not a total dry spell for him hit-wise, and all five of his Top Ten country charters (all from 1948-1950) during that span are here: "Ida Red Likes the Boogie," "Thorn in My Heart," "Keeper of My Heart," "Bubbles in My Beer," and "Faded Love." True, it was not a time of great stability for the Texas Playboys. No less than nine different lineups are heard on the record, and their most famous vocalist, Tommy Duncan, left in 1948 (and appears on only about a third of the songs on this compilation). Still, overall they still ground out top-notch western swing on disc, the commendably diverse repertoire drawing on blues, boogie, jazz, pop, and novelty humor. The material and production get a little slicker than his earlier recordings occasionally, but there's plenty of exuberant vocal and instrumental interplay. ~ Richie Unterberger
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 I'll Have Somebody Else Bob Wills 2:44
  3. 2 Sally Goodin' Bob Wills 2:15
  4. 3 Blues for Dixie Bob Wills 2:54
  5. 4 Warm Red Wine Bob Wills 2:56
  6. 5 Playboy Chimes Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:29
  7. 6 Ida Red Likes to Boogie Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:43
  8. 7 Dog House Blues Bob Wills 2:34
  9. 8 Papa's Jumpin' Bob Wills 2:40
  10. 9 Keeper of My Heart Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:44
  11. 10 Texas Drummer Boy Bob Wills 2:33
  12. 11 Pastime Blues Bob Wills 2:54
  13. 12 Still Water Runs the Deepest Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:53
  14. 13 Thorn in My Heart Bob Wills 2:24
  15. 14 Three Little Kittens Bob Wills 2:34
  16. 15 Silver Lake Blues Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:43
  17. 16 Cotton Patch Blues Bob Wills 2:51
  18. 17 I Ain't Got Nobody Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:33
  19. 18 Betcha My Heart Bob Wills 2:18
  20. 19 Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:55
  21. 20 Bob Wills Square Dance No. 2 Bob Wills 2:58
  22. 21 Trouble, Trouble Blues Bob Wills 3:13
  23. 22 I Married the Rose of San Antone Bob Wills 2:31
  24. 23 Boot Heel Drag Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:42
  25. 24 The End of the Line Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:36
  26. 25 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Bob Wills 2:20
  27. 1 Texas Blues Bob Wills 2:25
  28. 2 Cadillac and a Model "A" Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:5
  29. 3 Sitting on Top of the World Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 3:8
  30. 4 My Little Rock Candy Baby Bob Wills 2:42
  31. 5 Bob Wills Square Dance No. 1 Bob Wills 2:56
  32. 6 I'm Tired of Living This Lie Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:32
  33. 7 B. Bowman Hop Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:22
  34. 8 Bubbles in My Beer Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:19
  35. 9 Mean Woman With Green Eyes Bob Wills 2:51
  36. 10 I'm Human, Same as You Bob Wills 3:13
  37. 11 Nothing But Trouble Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:32
  38. 12 Go Home with the Girls in the Mornin' Bob Wills 2:45
  39. 13 Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age Bob Wills 2:29
  40. 14 Faded Love Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:54
  41. 15 Tater Pie Bob Wills 2:55
  42. 16 Bottle Baby Boogie Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:42
  43. 17 Hop, Skip and Jump Over Texas Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:30
  44. 18 Nothin' But the Best for My Baby Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:36
  45. 19 (Me and My Baby) Doin' the Bunny Hop Bob Wills 2:59
  46. 20 A Maiden's Prayer Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:55
  47. 21 I Laugh When I Think How I Cried Over You Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:31
  48. 22 Snatchin' and Grabbin' Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:39
  49. 23 I've Got a New Road Under My Wheels Bob Wills 2:30
  50. 24 St. Louis Blues Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 3:24
  51. 25 Hubbin' It Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2:25

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