San Antonio Rose – Asleep at the Wheel & the Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys (Live) – Country Music Weekly


San Antonio Rose-Asleep at the Wheel with Johnny Gimble & Herb Remington of the Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys…”San Antonio Rose” was the signature song of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. was a song written by Bob Wills, who first recorded it with the Playboys in 1938. The Rolling Stones performed this song live in Austin, Texas at Zilker Park for their DVD The Biggest Bang. In a 1968 issue of Guitar Player, rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix said of Wills and the Playboys: “I dig them. The Grand Ole Opry used to come on, and I used to watch that. They used to have some pretty heavy cats, some heavy guitar players.” Fats Domino once remarked that he patterned his 1960 rhythm section after that of Bob Wills……..Asleep at the Wheel is a American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia, but based in Austin, Texas. Altogether, they have won nine Grammy Awards since their 1970 inception. In their career, they have released more than twenty studio albums, and have charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard country charts. Their highest-charting single, “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read”, peaked at #10 in 1975….Please visit the band here: www.asleepatthewheel.com/

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