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Operators' Specials

Operators' Specials (String STR807)

Operators' Specials
16 red-hot jukebox hits from the heyday of Western Swing
Various Artists

Topic/String Records STR807 (LP, UK, 1979)

Compiled, annotated and produced by Tony Russell;
Photographs from the collection of Glenn White, Johnnie Lee Wills and Old Time Music;
Research assistance by Glenn White, J.R. Chatwell, Robert Healy, Joe Specht and Bruce Bastin;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Jimmie Revard and his Oklahoma Playboys: Swing Me (2.27)
    San Antonio, TX, 1936
  2. Johnny Lee Wills and his Boys: Milk Cow Blues (2.50)
    Dallas, TX, 1941
  3. The Tune Wranglers: She's Sweet (2.41)
    San Antonio, TX, 1936
  4. Leaford Hall and his Texas Vagabonds: Blue Man (2.27)
    Dallas, TX, 1941
  5. Buddy Jones: Rockin' Rollin' Mamma (2.42)
    Houston, TX, 1939
  6. Doug Bine and his Dixie Ramblers: Ramblers Stomp (2.59)
    San Antonio, TX, 1936
  7. Ocie Stockard and his Wanderers: Nickel in the Kitty (2.24)
    Dallas or Ft Worth, TX, 1941
  8. Bob Skyles and his Skyrockets: Rubber Dolly (1.51)
    San Antonio, TX, 1938
  1. Sons of the West: Panhandle Shuffle (2.27)
    Dallas or Ft Worth, TX, 1941
  2. Hoyle Nix and his West Texas Cowboys: A Big Ball's in Cowtown (2.43)
    Dallas, TX, ca. 1949
  3. Johnny Lee Wills and his Boys: Too Long (2.41)
    Dallas, TX, 1941
  4. Bob Skyles and his Skyrockets: Jive and Smile (2.42)
    San Antonio, TX, 1938
  5. Buddy Jones: Mean Old Sixty Five Blues (2.42)
    Dallas, TX, 1940
  6. Smoky Wood and his Wood Chips: Woodchip Blues (2.31)
    Dallas, TX, 1937
  7. Adolph Hofner and his San Antonians: Sometimes (2.42)
    Dallas or Ft Worth, TX, 1941
  8. Jimmie Revard and his Oklahoma Playboys: It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary (2.41)
    San Antonio, TX, 1938

Track 2 Arnold;
Track 5 Buster, Jones;
Track 7 Mullins;
Track 8 Brooks;
Track 9 Briggs;
Track 10 Hoyle Nix;
Track 11 McCoy;
Track 13 Buddy Jones, Davis;
Track 15 Adolph Hofner;
Track 16 Judge, Williams