3 JUNE 2017

1. “Don’t Count Your Chickens,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Sing Faded Love, Dayna Gayle,” Dayna Wills
3. “Hot Check Baby,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys
4. “Party Dolls and Wine,” Red Steagall w/Charley Pride
(for RAY BINGHAM and the GLASS LIFTERS)
5. “I’m Tellin’ You,” Jack Guthrie
6. “Hot Time Mama,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys
7. “Pray for the Lights to Go Out,” Hot Club of Cowtown
8. “It’s My Time Now,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys
(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)
9. “If You Don’t Somebody Else Will,” Billy Gray and Wanda Jackson
(for GUY T. MILLER)
10. “San Antonio Rose,” Chet Atkins
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
11. “Rawhide,” Frankie Laine
12. “Getting Sentimental over You,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
13. “Limehouse Blues,” Spade Cooley and His Western Dance Band
14. “Fan It,” Great Recession Orchestra
15. “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” Merle Travis
(for HAMILL TIME)

27 MAY 2017

1. “Roly Poly,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “It’s All Your Fault,” Cow Bop
3. “Habits and Honky Tonks,” Curly Lewis
(for BETTYE & GARY and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Flamin’ Mamie,” Hank Penny
5. “Talkin’ ‘Bout You,” Johnnie Lee Wills
(in memory of CAROLE LINDBLAD)
6. “Luckiest Cowgirl,” Mary Kaye
7. “Ramblin’ Rose,” Hank Thompson
(for HAMILL TIME and JIM HALSEY)
8. “Jeep’s Blues,” Port Arthur Jubileers
9. “T.U.L.S.A. Straight Ahead,” Stonehorse w/Billy Parker and Becky Hobbs
(for RAY BINGHAM)
10. “Si, Si, Senorita,” Luke Wills’ Rhythm Busters
11. “San Antonio Rose,” Flaco Jiminez
(for ELVEN LINDBLAD)
12. “You Got the Right Number,” Rusty McDonald
13. “Sophisticated Lady,” Eldon Shamblin
(for FRED & JESSICA STOWELL)
14. “Texan in a Stetson,” Dayna Wills
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
15. “Texas Playboy Beat,” Playboys II

20 MAY 2017

SPECIAL GUEST: SHELBY EICHER

1. “Bob Wills Boogie,” Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
2. “Empty Rooms,” the Time Jumpers
3. “Honky Tonk Song,” Leon McAuliff
(for KY HUSTON and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Longing for Tulsa and You,” Cherokee Maidens
5. “Rock City Boogie,” Cherokee Maidens
6. “There’ll Come A Time,” Al Dexter and His Troopers
7. “Too Much Fun,” Cowboy Jazz
8. “San Antonio Rose,” Warner Western Instrumental Series
(for HAMILL TIME)
9. “My Buddy,” Herb Remington
10. “Travelin’ Truckin’ Man,” Billy Parker
(for MILANA & KERRY KETTEL and CAROLE & JACK BENDER)
11. “Tennessee Waltz,” Spike Jones and His City Slickers
(for the VENABLE FAMILY)
12. “The King of Western Swing,” Hoot Hester
13. “Indian Summer,” the Spade Cooley Big Band
14. “Minnie the Moocher,” Shoot Low Sheriff

13 MAY 2017

1. “Bluer Than Blue,” Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
2. “Struttin’ with some BBQ,” Tom Morrell & His Time-Warp Tophands
(for JEFFREY MORGAN)
3. “Hot Toddy,” Merle Travis
(for MICHAEL SALEM and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “We’re Not the Hoosier Hot Shots,” Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets
(for ELVEN LINDBLAD)
5. “The Ballad of Davy Crockett,” Fess Parker
6. “Sunset on the Sage,” Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
(for CHAD HINES and MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)
7. “San Antonio Rose,” Teresa Brewer
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
8. “Learnin’ the Blues,” Buck Reams & the Range Riders
9. “Cimarron Rag,” Leon McAuliff & His Cimarron Boys
(for HAMILL TIME)
10. “Just Like A Rodeo,” Roger Brown & Swing City
11. “Jealous Lady,” Curley Williams & His Georgia Peach Pickers
12. “Lily Dale,” Leon Rausch
13. “Truck Drivin’ Man,” Red Steagall
(for RAY BINGHAM)
14. “When My Baby Comes to Town,” Modern Mountaineers
(for GUY T. MILLER)
15. “Smile Medley,” Peggy Rains

6 MAY 2017

1. “Whose Heart Are You Breaking Now,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Down the Road A Piece,” Merrill Moore
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
3. “Here I Am Drunk Again,” Clyde Beavers
(for HAMILL TIME and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Drivin’ Nails in My Coffin,” Willie Nelson and Beck
5. “Route 66,” Cherokee Maidens
(for DALE CLARK)
6. “Copenhagen,” Milton Brown’s Musical Brownies
7. “Bye Bye Blackbird,” Jason Roberts
8. “Sing Faded Love, Dayna Gayle,” Dayna Wills
(for DAYNA WILLS)
9. “Caledonia,” Roy Clark and Gatemouth Brown
(for STEVE RIPLEY)
10. “Just Because You’re in Deep Ellum,” the Shelton Brothers (Bob and Joe)
11. “San Antonio Rose,” the Sir Douglas Quintet
(for ELVEN LINDBLAD and JOEY HAMBRICK)
12. “Tuxedo Junction,” Ole Rasmussen and His Cornhuskers
13. “Amarillo Shuffle,” Joe Carr and the Texas Lone Star Band
14. “Saddle Your Worries,” Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws
(for TROY POTEETE)
15. “One Day at a Time,” Western Swing Giants
(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)

29 APRIL 2017

1. “Nothin’ But the Best for My Baby,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “I Dream of Brownie with the Light Blue Jeans,” Spike Jones and His City Slickers
(for JANE & STAN JOHNSON and the VENABLE FAMILY)
3. “The Way I Am,” Merle Haggard
4. “It Ain’t Far to the Bar,” Johnny Tyler
(for BILL CORBETT and the GLASS LIFTERS)
5. “I Say Tomato,” Ruthie and the Wranglers
6. “These Hard Times Will be the Closest Times,” Billy Parker
(for RAY BINGHAM)
7. “I Wish That Your Picture Was You,” Johnnie Lee Wills
8. “San Antonio Rose,” Gene Autry
(for ELMER PANTHER)
9. “Melody of Love,” Pee Wee King and His Band
(for HAMILL TIME)
10. “Darling You and I are Through,” Hot Club of Cowtown
11. “Goofus,” Hoosier Hot Shots
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
12. “Maiden’s Prayer,” Tiny Moore
13. “Ragg Mopp,” Stonehorse and Friends
14. “Bear Creek Hop,” Light Crust Doughboys
15. “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” Hank Thompson
(for JIM HALSEY)
16. “Get Your Kicks on Route 66,” Asleep at the Wheel
(for STEVE CLEM)

22 APRIL 2017

1. “You’re There,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Main Street USA,” Red Dirt Rangers
3. “Sick, Sober and Sorry,” Tommy Duncan and His Western All-Stars
(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Little Coquette,” Truitt Cunningham and His San Antone Rose Band
5. “Jazz Me Blues,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western Swing Band
6. “Oklahoma Blues,” Patti Page
(for HAMILL TIME)
7. “Oklahoma Hills,” Moe Bandy
(for MICHAEL DOHERTY)
8. “Sage Brush Shuffle,” Adolph Hofner and His San Antonians
9. “Tuxedo Junction,” Joe Bob’s Nashville Sound Company
10. “San Antonio Rose,” Johnny and the Hurricanes
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
11. “Deep Water,” Dayna Wills
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
12. “Oo Oooh Daddy,” Johnnie Lee Wills
13. “The Coffee Song,” Tim Rushlow and His Big Band
14. “Milk Cow Blues,” the Tulsa Playboys w/Johnnie Lee Wills
15. “Happy Trails,” Bob and Johnny Boatright w/Riata

15 APRIL 2017

1. “Good Time Cake-Walk,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Take Five,” Mischievous Swing
3. “You Left Me Crying,” Leon McAuliffe
4. “Beer Drinkin’ Man,” Red Steagall
(for RAY BINGHAM and the GLASS LIFTERS)
5. “I’m An Old Cowhand,” Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks
(for BRENT HEAD)
6. “Woodchopper’s Ball,” Pee Wee King and His Band
(for HAMILL TIME)
7. “Texas Sandman,” Jason Roberts
8. “Perdido,” Spade Cooley Big Band
(for BETTYE & GARY)
9. “Cats Are Bad Luck,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys
(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)
10. “Square Dance Boogie,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys
11. “If Dreams Come True,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
12. “Country A-Go-Go,” Roy Ferguson and the Royals
13. “San Antonio Rose,” Glen Campbell w/Bob Wills
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS and SUZIE CHELSEA)
14. “The Heebie Jeebie Blues,” Leon Rausch
15. “We Got Good Business,” Tommy Duncan

8 APRIL 2017

1. “Down in My Neck of the Woods,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “In My Life,” Ray Price
(for RAY BINGHAM)
3. “Primrose Lane,” Leon McAuliff
(for DAVIT SOUDERS)
4. “San Antonio Rose,” Die Gitarros
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
5. “That’s Why I’m At This Bar,” Smiley Burnette
(for BRAD & ANN JAMES and the GLASS LIFTERS and GUY T. MILLER)
6. “Milk Cow Blues,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
7. “If You’re Ever in Oklahoma,” Mary Cogan
8. “Pick Yourself Up,” Nashville Swing Band
9. “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
10. “Back Up A Little Bit,” Hank Penny
11. “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart,” Tim Rushlow & His Big Band
12. “Time Changes Everything,” Carl Smith
(for HAMILL TIME)
13. “All Aboard,” Time Jumpers
14. “I’ll Take Her Back,” Dick Reinhart

SAN ANTONIO ROSE

Those who listen to my western-swing and cowboy-jazz program SWING ON THIS, airing every Saturday night at 7 p.m. Tulsa time on Public Radio Tulsa 89.5 (and streaming all over the known universe at publicradiotulsa.org) are aware of our quest to find and play all the known versions of the classic tune “San Antonio Rose.”
We haven’t found ‘em all yet, of course, but we’re making a pretty good dent, thanks to vinyl archaeologists like John Hamill, Wayne McCombs, and Michael Doherty. We’re also indebted big-time to Mr. Sam Barrett of Presque Isle, Maine, who listens to us with his wife, Paula, over the Internet.
Mr. Barrett has taken it upon himself to log each version of “San Antonio Rose” we play and send the list periodically to me. I have been promising him, and myself, to put this up so everyone can see the staggering variety of acts that have taken a shot at Bob Wills’ greatest hit. Finally, thanks to my social-media director, Joey Hambrick, we present the latest version of the list.
Take it away, Sam Barrett.

“As a bit of a precursor of John Hamill’s quest, I did find the September 29, 2012 show, which

was dubbed the “San Antonio Rose” Showcase, with thanks to John Hamill. That program

included:

“San Antonio Rose,” Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

“New San Antonio Rose,” Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

“San Antonio Rose,” Pee Wee King

“San Antonio Rose,” Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage)

“San Antonio Rose,” Cow Bop

“San Antonio Rose,” Carson & Gaile

The list:

1 • 4/27/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Willie Nelson

2 • 5/4/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Cow Bop

3 • 5/11/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Willis Brothers

4 • *5/25/13 “San Antonio Rose,” Pee Wee Spitelera*

5 • 6/1/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra

6 • 6/29/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys

7 • 7/20/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Tony Mottola

8 • 8/3/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Bill Pursell

9 • 8/17/13  “San Antonio Rose,” the Original Texas Playboys

10 • 9/7/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Boston Pops

11 • 9/14/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Roger Williams

12 • 9/21/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Mills Brothers

13 • 10/5/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Jerry Burke

14 • 10/13/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

15 • 10/19/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Tommy Jackson

16 • 10/26/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Norman Luboff Choir

17 • 11/2/13  “San Antonio Rose,” the Ames Brothers

18 • 11/16/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Chet Atkins

19 • 4/5/14  “San Antonio Rose,” Johnny Maddox

20 • 4/12/14  “San Antonio Rose,” Jack Say and His Orchestra

21 • 4/19/13  “San Antonio Rose,” Bing Crosby

22 • 5/3/14   “San Antonio Rose,” Boxcar Willie

23 • 5/24/14  “San Antonio Rose,” Roger Williams

24 • 7/12/14  “San Antonio Rose,” Cow Bop

25 • 9/6/14  “San Antonio Rose,” the Fabulous Hank Turner

26 • 9/27/14  “San Antonio Rose,” Mason Dixon

27 • 10/4/14  “San Antonio Rose,” Living Strings

28 • 10/18/14  “San Antonio Rose,” Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians

29 • 10/25/14  “San Antonio Rose,” the Exotic Guitars

30 • 12/6/14  “San Antonio Rose,” Hoyle Nix and His West Texas Cowboys

31 • 12/13/14  “San Antonio Rose,” Bill Black’s Combo

32 • 12/27/14  “San Antonio Rose,” Russ Morgan and His Orchestra

33 • 1/3/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Carl Smith

34 • 2/14/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

35 • 3/21/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Floyd Cramer

36 • 5/9/15  “San Antonio Rose/Battle of Kookamonga,” Homer & Jethro

37 • 5/30/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

38 • 6/6/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Michael Parks

39 • 7/11/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Boxcar Willie

40 • 7/18/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Byron Berline Band

41 • 8/8/15  “Medley: Bob Wills, Hank Williams,” Shoji Tabuchi (contains SA Rose)

42 • 9/19/15  “San Antonio Rose,” the Ventures

43 • 10/10/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Pat Boone

44 • 10/17/15  “San Antonio Rose,” the Diamonds

45 • 10/24/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Al Caiola

46 • 10/31/15  “San Antonio Rose,” the 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett

47 • 11/14/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Keith Hitchner

48 • 11/21/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Cliff Bruner and His Boys

49 • 11/28/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Al Dean

50 • 12/5/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Reno and Smiley

51 • 12/12/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Living Strings

52 • 12/26/15  “New San Antonio Rose,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

53 • 12/26/15  “San Antonio Rose,” Richard Hayman and His Orchestra

54 • 1/9/16   “San Antonio Rose,” Billy Parker

55 • 1/23/16  “Bob Wills Medley,” Jana Jae w/Tweed (contains SA Rose)

56 • 2/6/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Light Crust Doughboys

57 • 2/13/16  “San Antonio Rose,” the Stereos

58 • 3/12/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Billy Liebert

59 • 4/2/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Patsy Cline

60 • 4/9/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Polly & Bill Bergen

61 • 5/7/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Charles Bud Dant and His Orchestra

62 • 6/11/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Ferlin Husky

63 • 6/18/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Norman Luboff Choir

64 • 7/2/16  “San Antonio Rose,” the Country Sounds

65 • 7/9/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Merle Travis & Joe Maphis

66 • 7/16/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Lenny Dee

67 • 7/16/16  “Opening Theme/San Antonio Rose,” John T. Wills and the Sons of Swing

68 • 7/30/16  “New San Antonio Rose,” Billy Mize

69 • 8/6/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Jan Garber and His Orchestra

70 • 8/13/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Joe Edwards w/Bill Walker and His Orchestra

71 • 8/20/16  “San Antonio Rose,” Byron Berline Band

72 • 8/27/16 “San Antonio Rose,” Brother Al Stricklin

73 • 9/3/16 “San Antonio Rose,” the Frantics

74 • 9/10/16 “San Antonio Rose,” Concrete Cowboy Band

75 • 9/17/16 “San Antonio Rose,” Jerry Lee Lewis

76 • 9/24/16 “San Antonio Rose,” Lawrence Welk

77 • 10/1/16 “San Antonio Rose,” Billy Parker

78 • 10/8/16 “San Antonio Rose,” Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians

79 • 10/15/16 “San Antonio Rose,” The Ames Brothers

80 • 10/29/16 “San Antonio Rose,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

81 • 11/12/16 “San Antonio Rose,” Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys

82 • 11/19/16 “San Antonio Rose,” Leon Russell

83 • 11/26/16 “San Antonio Rose,” Steve Lawrence

84 • 12/10/16 “San Antonio Rose/Silver Bells,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

85 • 12/17/16 “San Antonio Rose,” Johnny Bond

86 • 12/31/16 “San Antonio Rose,” the Texas B.S. Band

87 • 1/7/17 “San Antonio Rose,” Moe Bandy

88 • 1/14/17 “San Antonio Rose,” Willis Brothers

89 • 2/11/17 “San Antonio Rose,” Patsy Cline

90 • 2/18/17 “San Antonio Rose,” Vassar Clements and David Bromberg

* 1st HAMILL TIME notation 

Also, “I’ll Be Your San Antone Rose,” Emmylou Harris was a Hamill Time entry on 1/16/16″