Western swing musician. Born 1908. Died 1986. Pianist. Full name: Alton Meeks Stricklin. AKA: “Brother” Al Stricklin. Member of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys from the mid-1930s-early 1940s. Appeared on numerous recordings by the band, including “New San Antonio Rose.” Author, My Years with Bob Wills (San Antonio, Tex.: Naylor, Co., 1976).
1976 February 10
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Pianist Al Stricklin talks about his unique sound and its place in the music of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys. Discussion includes his start as a piano player and his musical influences; working for Bob Wills; and memories of his favorite pianists.