Monday, May 23, 2016

THE BLUES WHAT AM

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys inaugurate Volume Nine of Blues What Am with a longtime favorite (his and ours), “Sitting on Top of the World.” In fact we confess to liking Bob and the boys’ version(s) better than the original(s) by the Mississippi Sheiks. Fifteen years separate these two Wills recordings, the first starting with an old-time New Orleans street parade feel and the later recording after hours and very bluesy. Hard to pick a favorite so we’re playing ’em both.
—Melvin Cowsnofski


Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys • Sittin’ on Top of the World • 1936

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys • Sittin’ on Top of the World • 1951



Get ’em: 1936 version – San Antonio Rose; 1951 version – Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years

Album cover: All Music

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