1. “I’m A Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys2. “Skyball Paint,” Light Crust Doughboys3. “Honky Tonk Song,” Leon McAuliff(for BETTYE & GARY and the GLASS LIFTERS)4. “San Antonios Ros,” Vikingarna(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)5. “LIke A Rose of San Antone,” Michael H.… Read More »11 JULY 2020
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1. “Playboy Stomp,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for HERB ELLIOTT)2. “Tulsa Time,” James Robert Webb3. “There’s A Tear in My Beer,” Hank Williams Jr. and Sr. (for DALE CLARK and the GLASS LIFTERS)4. “How High the Moon,” Hot Club of Cowtown(for MARK WILLEY)5. “Who Calls You… Read More »4 July 2020
While I’m able to navigate the Internet with all the the adroitness of an Allosaurus trying his hand at tole painting, I’m lucky to have a couple of people who really know what they’re doing to run online interference for me: my media coordinator, Lourdes… Read More »Introducing the John Wooley Newsletter
Greg Renoff is a top-flight Tulsa-based author who’s just collaborated on a book with one of the top record producers of the rock era. Subtitled A PLATINUM PRODUCER’S LIFE IN MUSIC and published by ECW Press, TED TEMPLEMAN tells the story of its subject’s musical… Read More »Behind-The-Scenes Magic
1. “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for TOM BOMER)2. “River Stay Away from My Door,” Caravan Swing Band3. “Happy Hour at Home,” Cliff Beasley(for AMY CIRILLO and the GLASS LIFTERS)4. “Swing Swang Swung,” Michael H. Price… Read More »26 JUNE 2020
The final chapter of WPA folklore collector Robert A. Brown’s adventure in the fear-fraught hills of 1939 Arkansas has arrived. Be a part of the journey! Sign up for the John Wooley Newsletter and be entered to win The Cleansing Trilogy! Winner will be announced… Read More »Enter to win The Cleansing Trilogy!
Fifty-four years ago, I rode a Greyhound bus to the end of the Turner Turnpike from Tulsa, where I had a summer job on the truck-loading docks at Skelly Oil Company. A couple of years earlier, I’d started writing for a comic-book fanzine — cranked… Read More »Sinister Serpent available now!
1. “Faded Love,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for RAY BINGHAM02. “Cool Water,” Cow Bop3. “Weekend Willie,” Willis Brothers(for BETTYE and GARY and the GLASS LIFTERS)4. “How High the Moon,” the Quebe Sisters(for BRETT BINGHAM)5. “When the Cactus Is in Bloom,” Jack Guthrie6. “Sweet Moments,”… Read More »13 JUNE 2020