Sagebrush Swing!Mark Hooley

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Give us a listen and you'll hear some of the best western swing, country jazz and western melodies from the golden era. We're also playing many tracks from Hot Club of Cowtown, the band that is breathing new life into this type of music. Check it out!

About Mark Hooley

Growing up in northern Indiana, some of my earliest memories are listening to WLS National Barn Dance on the radio. I was too young to understand who or what I was listening to but it sure seemed like they were having a good time! As an adult I had a yearning for more of that good time music and discovered western swing and have been collecting it ever since. Hope you get as much pleasure from this music as I have.

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Here are two western swing greats. Around 1949 or so, Hank Penny had a radio program called "Penny Serenade", and one of his special guests was Bob Wills. Here is an interview Hank did with Bob Wills.

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