Bring that classic sound of The Light Crust Doughboys home today! Enjoy traditional Texas Swing, Southern Gospel, Country & great NEW music from the “Pioneers of Western Swing.”
ROOTS GOSPEL ‘ROUND THE USA: From Texas to New YorkTHE LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS & GRANT MALOY SMITH
Here is an essential, roots country gospel album-of-the-decade, chocked-full of classic country gospel evergreen songs, and performed by the longest-lived country band in history, The Light Crust Doughboys. On this milestone release, The Doughboys are joined by top, rising star, Americana artist, Grant Maloy Smith, the “New York Cowboy,” known for his singing, songwriting and instrumental prowess in indie films and documentaries. Part of a Grammy Award-Winning series of albums on Art Greenhaw Records that has held a “record” for “most Grammy Nominations” by a Group in their genre’s Grammy Gospel category. Selections include “Just A Closer Walk”, In The Garden”, vintage cowboy hymn medleys and fresh, contemporary gospel originals.
SENATOR & THE DOUGHBOYS: Swingin’ The CapitolThe Light Crust Doughboys & Senator Bob Deuell State of Texas’ Official Music Ambassadors, The Light Crust Doughboys, team up in historic recording sessions with Senator Bob Deuell, Texas’ popular professional drummer-turned-physician-turned-Texas State Senator. Senator Deuell has long been the Texas Legislature’s leading advocate for performing arts, “live” music and records, and fans of Texas music history will want their own physical copy of this first audio adventure together of the Senator and the Doughboys. A value-packed EP album.
THE HIGH ROAD ON THE HILLTOP
The High Road On The Hilltop from The Southern Methodist University Mustang Band & The Light Crust Doughboys is a delightful adventure in 20th Century Country Swing. 19 songs were performed before 40,000 fans in Dallas’ Cotton Bowl. An essential album for all graduates and fans of Southern Methodist University, this history-making album combines the talents of the original college swing band, SMU Mustang Band, and the original country-western swing band, The Light Crust Doughboys. Both groups came to national prominence in the 1930s, and both groups are running strong 8 decades later! A delightful adventure in 20th century strings band-plus-horns swing and old-tyme country, blues and Dixieland. Conceived by Doughboy, SMU graduate and Grammy Winner Art Greenhaw, this is the perfect gift for anyone who has ever attended Southern Methodist University or has ever listened to The Light Crust Doughboys or radio, records or “live” in concert. This album and this music resulted in joint, personal appearances by the two groups together on stage in Dallas and before 40,000 fans in Dallas’ Cotton Bowl.
The Light Crust Doughboys are Americana’s originators of the western swing and country swing style of music, and they are Rockabilly Hall of Famers. On Doughboy Rock, they co‐star and collaborate with Austrian rockabilly artists, The Salty Dogs. This album reveals another side to the USA’s longest‐lived and most successful historic Texas Music band.
FAVORITE PIANO AND GUITAR CLASSICS
Legendary western swing outfit, The Light Crust Doughboys, issued this commemorative album to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the band and their collectible guitar series, “The Light Crust Doughboys Model” guitars. The famous company that manufactured their signature guitar line also built pianos, and so The Light Crust Doughboys put together their most requested world hits featuring country guitar and country piano with some semi-classical piano and guitar sprinkled in. This rare album is first edition and will not be re-issued once the initial pressing is sold out. Your chance to own a piece of guitar and piano manufacturing history with this 15 song essential album for classic country fans and players.
GUITARS OVER TEXAS
Nokie Edwards is the golden-age, most famous guitarist of the instrumental rock super group, The Ventures, and his albums launched a million guitarists and guitar combos. The Light Crust Doughboys are kings of Texas swing, the top, historical country band of Texas. In this essential album for instrumental country fans, Nokie and Doughboys interpret the greatest instrumental world hits of surf rock while adding a sprinkle of classic, twanging-guitar country. Raw, roots sounds of a 4-piece combo in the tradition of Ventures and Beatles have never sounded groovier, while the replacement of rhythm guitar with rhythm Doughboys piano is a stroke of genius. Part of a Grammy-Nominated series by Nokie/Doughboys as conceived and produced by Grammy-Winning Art Greenhaw of The Light Crust Doughboys and also musical protégé of The Ventures.
KEEP LOOKIN’ UP: The Texas Swing Sessions
James Blackwood, founding member of The Blackwood Brothers, is the southern gospel singer of the century and one of the top-winning Grammy Award artists in Grammy history. On this pioneering album, James collaborates with the kings of Texas swing and develops a brand new genre in country/roots/Americana music: Gospel Western Swing! This album is the legendary first of the Blackwood-Doughboys pairings and re-ignited James Blackwood’s Grammy Award Nominations in the final phase of James’ remarkable life in music. In his later life, James sung with much of the same power and majesty as in his youth–but with even greater emotion, styling and passion. This album was produced and conceived by James Blackwood music disciple, Art Greenhaw of The Light Crust Doughboys. Also stars the East Gate Mass Choir of Dallas on select, soulful tracks.
A SURF ‘N’ SWING FRET ‘N’ STRING CHRISTMAS
Nokie Edwards is the golden-age lead guitarist of the instrumental rock super group, The Ventures. His playing and recording luanched a million guitarists around the world. On this roots holiday album called by the Dallas News “the season’s coolest record,” Nokie is joined by Texas Swing Kings, The Light Crust Doughboys and Buck Owens’ and Rick Nelson’s steel guitar band member, Tom Brumley, for a mesmerizing, unique and original roots-folk gem of an album.
Christmas has never sounded more “American” or “Fretted-instrument-authentic” than when you hear on this album Christmas carols starring multiple banjos and Nokie. Christmas also never sounded more “surf-meets-folk” than when you hear on this album twanging guitars and “Rockin’ Christmas cheer, 50s-60s-70s-style.” Instrumental classics, a sprinkling of Gospel harmony and a slew of Roots/Americana musical instruments make this Christmas album an “essential” in every folk-country-americana Christmas catalog collection.
ADVENTURE IN COUNTRY SWING
Nokie Edwards is the most famous, golden age lead guitarist of instrumental rock super group and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Ventures. His playing on Ventures’ albums worldwide launched a million guitarists and combos. The Light Crust Doughboys are Rockabilly Hall of Famers and pioneers of Texas‐style Americana music. Guest star Tom Brumley of Buck Owens and Rick Nelson Stone Canyon Band fame plays steel guitar on this classic, essential CD for all lovers of instrumental guitar and traditional country.
JAZZ BANJO MAN #1Marvin “Smokey” Montgomery Plays America’s Songs on America’s Instrument
This historic album may be the greatest jazz banjo album of all time. Smokey thrilled the world with eight decades of banjo artistry, and five of those decades are in this fabulous retrospective.
Marvin “Smokey” Montgomery of The Light Crust Doughboys is known by many experts as the greatest 4-string banjo player ever. Jazz Banjo Man #1 is a fabulous 20 track collection of swingin’ band tunes from the 1940’s through the 1990’s.
“Steel Away”The Light Crust Doughboys w/James Blackwood & Tom Brumley
Called the “King of the Steel Guitar,” tom Brumley created some of Rock and Country’s greatest licks on the hit records of Buck Owens such as “Together Again” and Rick Nelson’s “Garden Party.” Tom’s Gospel music heritage is remarkable, since he’s the son of the great songwriter Albert Brumley. On this rare instrumental plus vocals record, history-making tom Brumley, Mr. Gospel music James Blackwood and The Light Crust Doughboys come together for a sacred steel guitar essential album of passion & power. There’s a fabulous mosaic of steel guitar, guitar and banjo sounds on this masterwork album; everything from Southern Gospel to Country Gospel to Americana to cowboy. Artful guest artistry is by the Dallas Banjo Band, The Jordanaires and The Preston Hollow Presbyterian Choir. Suprise alternate-mix, hidden tracks appear at the album’s end.