Tex William was bassist and singer in the band of Western Swing legend Spade Cooley, with whom he had his first hit parade successes and appeared in films. Since Cooley, although brilliant as a singer, did not give him equal prominence on records and posters, he and most of Cooley's band split up to continue as Tex William and Western Caravan. More hits followed for Capitol Records including the mega hit 'Smoke Smoke Smoke'.
In the early 1950s he moved to Decca Records where he musically switched between Western Swing and Rockabilly. Especially his casually performed "Let's Go Rockabilly" was played with pleasure in the European rockabilly clubs of the 1980s and 90s. After 1958, he recorded for other labels and also managed to land more hits before he passed away in 1985. Here for the first time the best of his Rockabilly and Western Swing recordings made for Decca Records.
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