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life of Bob Wills the king of western swing by Jimmy Latham

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Published by Latham Pub. in Odessa, Tex .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Wills, Bob, 1905-1975.,
  • Country musicians -- United States -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes discographies.

Statementby Jimmy Latham.
LC ClassificationsML410.W7138 L4
The Physical Object
Pagination129 p. :
Number of Pages129
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5110347M
LC Control Number74182864

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