|"Time Changes Everything"|
|Single by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys|
|B-side||"That Brownskin Gal"|
|Recorded||April 15, 1940|
|Studio||Burrus Sawmill Studio, Saginaw, Texas|
|Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys singles chronology|
"Time Changes Everything" is a Western swing standard with words and music written by Tommy Duncan, the long-time vocalist with Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.Written as a ballad, the lyrics tell of a failed romance and of the hurt that has healed. Each verse ends with:
The Texas Playboys recorded "Time Changes Everything" during an April 16, 1940, recording session in Saginaw, Texas. It was first released on the OKeh label, and has been reissued many times. (05753).It became one of the top singles that year. Artists ranging from Roy Rogers (Decca 5908, 1940, with Spade Cooley on fiddle) to Woody Herman and His Orchestra (Decca 3751, 1941) soon brought out competing records. The Roy Rogers version reached number four on Billboard's "Hillbilly...Hits" chart in October, 1941
The Playboys recorded another version on July 1, 1960, in Hollywood, California. This version was also released on many labels.In 1968 yet another version was recorded in Nashville with J. Preston doing the vocal.
It has been recorded numerous times since, including on tribute albums by George Jones ( George Jones Sings Bob Wills ), Ray Price (Ray Price Sings San Antonio Rose), and Merle Haggard ( A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World (or, My Salute to Bob Wills) ).
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"Sitting on Top of the World" is a country blues song written by Walter Vinson and Lonnie Chatmon. They were core members of the Mississippi Sheiks, who first recorded it in 1930. Vinson claimed to have composed the song one morning after playing at a white dance in Greenwood, Mississippi. It became a popular crossover hit, and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.
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San Antonio Rose is a 1941 American black-and-white musical film starring Jane Frazee and featuring Lon Chaney, Jr. and Shemp Howard; it was also designed as a showcase for the then-popular vocal group The Merry Macs. The plot involves two rival groups of entertainers converging on an abandoned roadhouse with the intent to reopen it, unaware that a gangster is eyeing the property for his own scheme.
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Longhorn Records was an American country music record label based in Dallas, Texas. The label was founded in September, 1957. Dewey Groom acquired the local Dallas label in 1960 in order to further promote acts that were appearing at the Longhorn Ballroom. Bob Wills made his last recordings with the Texas Playboys for Longhorn in 1964 and 1965. Wills made another session with Longhorn, post Playboys, in which the label allowed Wills to make an album of pure folk music, something Wills had long wanted to do but which had never been supported by any of his previous record labels. One of Longhorn's biggest successes was by Phil Baugh, whose song "Country Guitar" appeared at #16 on the Country singles chart, and the accompanying album reach #4 on Billboard's Top Country Albums. Groom closed the label in 1969 in order to devote more of his energies into the Ballroom.