Betty Lou (Anderson) &
James Robert "Bob" Wills
Memorial Park Cemetery
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma
© Dee Morris
Information on James "Bob Wills" furnished by Dee Morris
© Dee Morris
A bandleader, fiddler, singer, and songwriter, Bob Wills is the most famous exponent of the popular musical amalgam now known as western swing, which synthesized ragtime, traditional fiddling, New Orleans jazz, blues, Mexican songs, and big band swing.Famous songs, Take Me Back to Tulsa, New San Antonio Rose, Stay A Little Longer,Sugar Moon, and many more.In December 1942 as World War II raged, Wills joined the army at the age of 37, but he received a medical discharge in 1943.
The Country Music Hall of Fame inducted Wills in 1968 and the Texas State Legislature honored him for his contribution to American music.
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