Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys :: Ida Red, 1951

Try to think of someone cooler than Bob Wills. You cain’t. That’s not him singing--that’s him shouting over the verses like a real jazz cat and dancing with his fiddle like it’s a sack of money. Then he tosses in a solo just because he wants you to know that he can.  Charlie Daniels’ Johnny beat the devil with the third verse of this traditional, but nobody’s got any business messing with “Ida Red” while this footage still exists. That’s what makes Bob holler. words/ become a member or log in.