Album Review: The Time Jumpers - The Time Jumpers

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!

Bob Wills - Take Me Back To Tulsa

Here's the classic Bob Wills song.

Willie Nelson - Wille And The Wheel

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.

Western Swing

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.

Roger Brown - Swing City

Roger Brown had a record deal with Decca Nashville in the mid-1990s and was seen as a Western Swing revivalist. Here's a video from his album "Swing City."