Light Crust Doughboys

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The Light Crust Doughboys were a legendary 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.

External Links:

"LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS." The Handbook of Texas Online.  (http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/LL/xgl1.html)

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.

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