Jimmy Wyble Passed Away Yesterday

January 17, 2010

Nicolai Foss

… according to this forum post. I haven’t been able to verify the info yet. Wyble was born in 1922, began in western swing, and is perhaps best known in jazz for his association with Red Norvo. There is a small handful of Wyble videos on YouTube, for example, this one, or this clip from some silly movie, featuring Wyble with Norvo.

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2 Responses to “Jimmy Wyble Passed Away Yesterday”

  1. Rob Says:

    Part of the jazz archtop history, sounds like Wyble was a legend in his own right. Thanks for the info. I was not familiar with him.

  2. Brian F Says:

    Funny, I had the privilege of playing Jimmy Wyble’s “Horsehair Boogie” with a little band the other day – my first dip into the Wyble songbook. It’s a simple enough boogie I guess, from his Western Swing days, but it’s tricky in it’s way, because the boogie line goes up & down at the same time! Even then, he was quietly standing the guitar world on its head.


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