Dickie McBride And The Village Boys – 1941

Decca5949A

“New It Makes Now Difference Now”
Dickie McBride And The Village Boys
1941 (Decca 5949 A mx 93746)
New It Makes Now Difference Now – Dickie McBride And The Village Boys

“Tulsa Twist”
Dickie McBride And The Village Boys
1941 (Decca 5949 B mx 93743)
Tulsa Twist – Dickie McBride And The Village Boys

Here are two very different examples of Western swing – a slow country ballad and a hot jazz inspired instrumental.

Prior to starting his own band, The Village Boys, Dickie McBride was the guitarist and vocalist for Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers, a successful Western swing band based primarily out of Houston and Beaumont, Texas.  In 1938 the band’s Decca recording of “It Makes No Difference Now” with McBride on the vocal became a country music best seller.   The song was composed by another big name in Western swing – Floyd Tilman.  Its success helped Tilman land his own recording contract with Decca.  When McBride revived the song for his own band the tune was given new lyrics and a modified title “New It Makes No Difference Now.”

“Tulsa Twist” is a good example of the “swing” side of Western swing.

Both of these sides were recorded in Dallas, Texas.

If you enjoy McBride’s steel guitar on “New It Makes No Difference Now” be sure to check out Dick McIntire’s steel guitar playing on “”Pua Aloah” on my June 8 posting.

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One Response to Dickie McBride And The Village Boys – 1941

  1. steve mccraw says:

    Do you know if Mancel Tierney is the pianist on Tulsa Twist?

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