The Light Crust Doughboys are one of the most long-lived and
musically versatile bands in America. Formed in the early 1930s
under the sponsorship of Burrus Mill and Elevator Company of Fort
Worth, Texas, with Bob Wills and Milton Brown (the originator of
western swing) at the musical helm and future Texas governor W. Lee
"Pappy" O'Daniel as band manager and emcee, the Doughboys are still
going strong in the twenty-first century. Arguably the
quintessential Texas band, the Doughboys have performed all the
varieties of music that Texans love, including folk and fiddle
tunes, cowboy songs, gospel and hymns, commercial country songs and
popular ballads, honky-tonk, ragtime and blues, western swing and
jazz, minstrel songs, movie hits, and rock 'n' roll.
In this book, Jean Boyd draws on the memories of Marvin "Smokey"
Montgomery and other longtime band members and supporters to tell
the Light Crust Doughboys story from the band's founding in 1931
through the year 2000. She follows the band's musical evolution and
personnel over seven decades, showing how band members and sponsors
responded to changes in Texas culture and musical tastes during the
Great Depression, World War II, and the postwar years. Boyd
concludes that the Doughboys' willingness to change with changing
times and to try new sounds and fresh musical approaches is the
source of their enduring vitality. Historical photographs of the
band, an annotated discography of their pre-World War II work, and
histories of some of the band's songs round out the volume.
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