Light Crust Doughboys


Light Crust Doughboys

The Light Crust Doughboys were a Texas western swing band formed in 1931 by Bob Wills, Milton Brown and W. Lee (Pappy) O'Daniel. The band achieved its peak popularity in the years leading up to World War II. In addition to launching Wills, Brown and O'Daniel, it provided a venue for many of the best musicians in the western swing genre. It was initially formed to promote the products of a flour mill, hence the name.

A version of the band featuring the distinctive dixieland-jazz inflected banjo stylings of player Smokey Montgomery, who joined in 1935, continued to play live shows into the 1990's and up to the time of his passing in 2001. The current version is led by Art Greenhaw.

Bibliography

* Townsend, Charles R. (1976) "San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills" Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
* Malone, Bill C. (1968) "Country Music U.S.A." Austin: University of Texas Press.

External links

*Handbook of Texas|id=LL/xgl1|name=Light Crust Doughboys
* [http://www.tamu.edu/upress/BOOKS/2002/dempsey.htm "The Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air" by John Mark Dempsey]


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