This list attempts to list all DVD releases, domestic and import, with western swing. The list is arranged alphabetical by artists followed by various artist compilations. These are listed alphabetical by label than by release number or year.
The information for each release is as follows: 1) label 2) release # 3) title 4) number of DVDs if more than one 5) year of DVD release 6) country of origin if not U.S. and 7) a brief note about DVD content, etc. All DVDs are egion 1 encoded unless noted different
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Last updated April 30, 2014.
Bear Family BCD 15933-LL “San Antonio Rose” 11-CD/1 DVD box set (00) Germany
Note: 302 tracks, a near complete collection of the Bluebird/Vocalion/Okeh/Columbia recordings of Bob Wills. Also includes a 57 minute 1940 Monogram Tex Ritter B-western feature “Take Me Back To Oklahoma” on DVD. This features several performances by Wills and band. Set includes 168 page hardbound book with text, photos and discography by Kevin Coffey and Bob Pinson
Bear Family BCD 16550-NL “Faded Rose: 19471973” 13-CD/1 DVD box set (05) Germany
Note: 357 tracks, a near complete collection of the MGM/Decca/Liberty/Longhorn/Kapp/United Artists recordings of Bob Wills, including 20 unreleased tracks from the legendary 1971 Merle Haggard housewarming Texas Playboys reunion session. Plus the 7 Snader Telescription films on DVD and a 136 page hardbound book with text, photos and discography.
Columbia Pictures 35538 “Saddles and Sagebrush” (11)
Note: 54 minute Russ Hayden B-western with acting and lip-synched original performances by Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys from 1943.
Columbia Pictures 40866 “A Tornado in the Saddle” (12)
Note: 59 minute Russ Hayden B-western with acting and lip-synched original performances by Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys from 1942.
Seadera #? “Faded Love: The Life and Times of Bob Wills” (06)
Note: 31 minute documentary with 1993 interviews with former Texas Playboys and fans from Bob Wills Day in Turkey, Texas. Extra includes complete 1940 film “Take Me Back To Oklahoma.”
Bear Family Records BVD 20027 AT “Town Hall Party - November 6, 1954” (04) Germany
Note: Rare kinescope of TV show from Compton, California. Includes performances from Tommy Duncan and Billy Mize.
Bear Family Records BVD 20030 AT “Town Hall Party - February 14, 1959” (04) Germany
Note: Rare kinescope of TV show from Compton, California. Includes performances from Les “Carrot Top” Anderson and Tommy Duncan.
VCI Entertainment KPF591 “Showtime USA Volume 1” (07)
Note: Double feature: “Everybody’s Dancin’ ” 1950 with Spade Cooley and Sons of the Pioneers; “Varieties on Parade” 1951 with Eddie Dean.
VCI Entertainment KPF592 “Showtime USA Volume 2” (07)
Note: Double feature: “Yes Sir, Mr. Bones!” 1951 with Scatman Crothers and Emmett Miller; “Square Dance Jubilee” 1949 with Spade Cooley & his Band, Cowboy Copas, Claude Casey, The Broome Brothers with Jimmy Bryant.
VCI Entertainment KPF594 “Showtime USA Volume 4” (07)
Note: Double feature: “Kentucky Jubilee” 1951 with Claude Casey and Les “Carrot Top” Anderson; “Kid From Gower Gulch” 1949 with Spade Cooley.
VCI Entertainment KPF590 “Showtime USA Collector’s Pack” 4-DVD box set (07)
Note: 3 double features above plus Volume 3: “Hollywood Varieties” 1949 with Hoosier Hotshots; “Holiday Rhythm” 1950 with Tex Ritter and Cass County Boys.
Vestapol Videos 13062 “Legends of Western Swing Guitar” (03)
Note: Rare film clips of Eldon Shamblin, Billy Dozier, Bob Kiser, Muriel “Zeke” Campbell, Benny Garcia, Cameron Hill, Jimmy Wyble, and Junior Barnard.