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There are a lot of nice postings of Soldier's Joy in the Banjo Hangout MP3 archive. This recording is from a 1996 County Records CD, called which is available from Amazon.
The first MP3 is the original 1939 Columbia recording of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, which was strictly an instrumental. The original fiddle key was D/A, but I have set the tune in G/D, where I think most bluegrassers play it. San Antonio Rose TEF San Antonio Rose Left Hand Patterns San Antonio Rose Lyrics Right Hand Exercise, Backward Roll San Antonio Rose MP3 (Wills) San Antonio Rose MP3 (Seldom Scene) San Antonio Rose MP3 (Adcock) San Antonio Rose MP3 (Sparks) San Antonio Rose You Tube (Wills) San Antonio Rose You Tube (Asleep at the Wheel) San Antonio Rose You Tube (Haggard): This lesson is going to feature the forward roll, using my own arrangement of Bob Wills' great western swing standard, San Antonio Rose, AKA Rose of San Antone. The second MP3 is a recording I made of an outdoor jam session I participated in at the Clifftop Appalachian Music Festival in July, 2008. The first Soldiers Joy MP3 is the classic clawhammer/bluegrass banjo duet recorded by Earl Scruggs and John Mc Euen on the groundbreaking album.
There were several memorable You Tube videos in the original western swing style.