Great Madmen of the 20th Century #24


Spade Cooley (The King of Western Swing)

6 comments:

Testify said...

Surely Bob Wills was the King of Western Swing.

Tom Sutpen said...

It's an arguable point . . . and I'd probably agree with you . . . but Cooley billed himself as King of Western Swing (not too different from Paul Whiteman's being called King of Jazz); thus do I attach it to the caption.

It's not mean to imply an endorsement of the billing.

erik hogstrom said...

I had always loved his song "Crazy Cause I Love You." Then I read about his murderous rampage. The song became eerily creepy -- as if it was a warning.
I still like the song, though!

Vanwall said...

Inquisitor of Western Swing, maybe.

slyboots2 said...

Sir Stomp a Lot of Western Swing.

SomeNYGuy said...

You've got to love a guy whose first AND last names are racial slurs!