TULSA TIME - REIMAGINED

 
 

It all started when…

Tulsa met Nashville in the famed Blackbird Studios in historic Berry Hill. James and his producer Buddy Cannon both shared a love of Western Swing. James grew up in with the echoes of Bob Wills and the Cain’s Ballroom. Buddy …

Cannon and Webb quickly connected over their mutual love of Western swing. “From our first discussions, we were always looking for a swing song. I had thrown a couple back and forth. It just seemed like a no brainer because we had some of the world famous Time Jumpers on the session, including Joe Spivey on fiddle.”

“The day before we cut, Buddy and I were thinking about covering Take Me Back To Tulsa. Then I walk in the studio and Buddy has that trademark smile of his so I knew something was up. He said “What do you think about this?” and hands the the lyric sheet to Tulsa Time. And the rest is history.”

On his love for Western Swing, James says “I was always loved playing those American Songbook songs and Jazz standards. There’s something magic about that era. Growing up listening to KVOO in Tulsa, I always loved Bob Wills because there was different special about that music—and it just makes you feel good. A lot of that was in the Depression and so I guess people needed something to make them happy.”