Friday, August 21, 2015


Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

Bob Wills, fiddle/lead vocal//spoken; Jesse Ashlock, fiddle; Sleepy Johnson, fiddle/guitar; Everett Stover, trumpet; Ray DeGeer, clarinet/sax; Zeb McNally, sax; Leon McAuliffe, electric steel guitar; Al Stricklin, piano; Johnnie Lee Wills, tenor banjo; Herman Arnspiger, guitar; Joe Ferguson, string bass; Smokey Dacus, drums; Tommy Duncan, vocal. Chicago, 30 September 1936

Get it: San Antonio Rose.

Illustration: Ben Shahn. Four Piece Orchestra, 1944

Waltzes, Steel Guitars, Etc., Etc. concludes its long run with this post. There should be no disappointment, though, no song with a minor refrain . . . for next week we pick up our 1930s thread with Blues in Chicago.

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