Joe Maphis: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke – 1959

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (and LOUD, LOUD music) performed by Joe Maphis & wife Rose Lee, LIVE in 1959. Maphis.

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The Three Suns: Beyond the Blue Horizon

On the other side of the musical spectrum, here is the organ-accordion-guitar combo The Three Suns. Composed of Al &

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Bob Wills – Lone Star Rag

In this clip, from a 1940’s B Western, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, on stage to entertain the locals,

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Black Music in America: From Then Till Now – 1970’s

This tremendous educational documentary from the mid-1970’s examines the priceless contributions of African-Americans to musical heritage, so closely tied to

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Pete Seeger: To Hear Your Banjo Play – 1947

Folk master Pete Seeger narrates Alan Lomax’s documentary on the evolution and appreciation of American folk music. Special cameo performances

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The Star Spangled Banner by the 2nd Armored Division Band – 1970’s

This rendition of America’s National Anthem is performed by the 2nd Armored Division Band based in Fort Hood, Texas. Also

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Bob Wills: Fiddlin’ Man – 1940’s

Bob Wills:  Fiddlin’ Man – 1950’s Bob Wills shows his master showmanship as both bandleader and musician in this short

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Who’s Yehoodi? – 1942

An amusing soundie from 1942, Who’s Yehoodi?, was originally composed in 1940 by Bill Seckler and Matt Dennis. Based on

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Bob Wills – Good Old Oklahoma

In this clip, from the B Western “Take Me Back to Oklahoma,” Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys croon in

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