There's an old joke that says 'there are two kinds of music: "Country" and "Western." The Time Jumpers major label debut for Rounder finds the allstar collective showcasing their appreciation for all kinds of "Country" and "Western" songs. Read on to see what we have to say about The Time Jumpers album here!
The idea for this album came from Willie Nelson's former label boss and good friend Jerry Wexler in the 1960s. This album is a collection of classic Western Swing performed by Willie Nelson and Asleep at The Wheel.
This very popular style of Country Music developed in Texas and Oklahoma the 1930's and saw enormous popularity in the 40's. The style is a blend of big band, blues, dixieland, and jazz, among others. Musically, it contributed the drums and Hawaiian Steel Guitar to Country Music. It was a Saturday night dance type of music which combined the style of jazz and big band swing with the culture of the Southwest.