Country Catalyst – Back To The Teepee

We're overdue for another edition of Country Catalyst, the Special Feature that offers a classic country song while hoping to open a few ears and make some new fans. As it happens, today's song is another one with an American Indian theme, sort of like our previous post, but this one has quite a pedigree. … Continue reading Country Catalyst – Back To The Teepee

Country Catalyst – A Western Swing Classic

For today's edition of Country Catalyst, the GMC Special Feature that tries to bring new fans into country music, we have a Western Swing classic from the king, Bob Wills. In fact, "Take Me Back to Tulsa" became such a popular hit for Wills and his Texas Playboys in 1941 that his biggest rival, Spade … Continue reading Country Catalyst – A Western Swing Classic

Hank Penny Wore A Lot Of Different Hats

For much of his career, Hank Penny was a Western Swing performer in the style of Bob Wills and Spade Cooley -- in fact, he worked with Cooley for a while -- but Herbert Clayton Penny was a lot of other things too. During a long career that began in the Depression era and lasted … Continue reading Hank Penny Wore A Lot Of Different Hats

Milton Brown And The Evolution Of Taste

I was thinking today about how a person's tastes in music can change -- the person in this case being myself, but I think it's true of most of us. I can think of a lot of examples from my own meandering course through musical waters but one that comes readily to mind is how … Continue reading Milton Brown And The Evolution Of Taste