Swing On This

Here are a couple of things you need to know about these playlists for the western-swing radio program Swing on This, airing at 7 p.m. on public-radio station KWGS (89.5 FM) in Tulsa and streaming at www.kwgs.com
First of all, it’s as exact as I can make it, given the circumstances. I start with the premise that I’ll be able to play 15 songs in the hour-long show. Sometimes I find myself with enough time to play another tune, or even two. Other times, I don’t. Very occasionally, a CD will hang up or a record skip, and I’ll have to quickly substitute something else.
Second, I’ve been known to take a kind of Zen approach from time to time, grabbing something in a fit of inspiration and sticking it in the middle of a show. I prize spontaneity as much as the next gazabo, especially when today’s commercial radio seems completely leached of it, but I promise to try and rein myself in, so that the following playlists can be as accurate as possible.
Thanks very much for listening. I welcome your comments and requests. The dedications listed below are to folks who’ve written about the show. I’m grateful to them, and to you.

23 FEBRUARY 2019

1. “Tie Me to Your Apron Strings Again,” Bob Wills & Tommy Duncan

2. “Paradise with You,” Hot Club of Cowtown

3. “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” Hank Williams Jr.

(for BETTYE & GARY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” Leon Rausch

5. “I Can’t Dance (Got Ants in My Pants),” Roy Newman and His Boys

6. “Texas Sandman,” Jason Roberts

7. “I Saw Her Standing There,” Charles River Valley Boys

(for BREN SEARS JOHNSTON)

8. “Corrine, Corrina,” the Tulsa Playboys w/Vince Gill and Bob Wills

9. “Answer Me, My Love,” Hank Thompson

10. “It’s All Your Fault,” Wade Ray

11. “San Antonio Rose,” Ray Price and Willie Nelson

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

12. “I Can’t Go on This Way,” Quebe Sisters Band

13. “Thumb’s Guitar Boogie,” Thumbs Carlisle

(for HAMILL TIME)

14. “Who’s Gonna Love You When I’m Gone,” Al Dexter and His Troopers

16 FEBRUARY 2019

1. “Who Walks in When I Walk Out,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Cool As A Breeze,” Asleep at the Wheel

(for BILLY ESTES)

3. “Down to Seeds and Stems Again Blues,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

(for MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)

4. “It Ain’t Far to the Bar,” Johnny Tyler and His Riders of the Rio Grande

(for CHAD HINES and the GLASS LIFTERS)

5. “Main Street USA,” Red Dirt Rangers

6. “I’m Walkin’,” Pete Drake

7. “Just Because You’re in Deep Elem,” Shelton Brothers

8. “Full Moon Full of Love,” Rick and the Ramblers

(for KAREN RIEDERS)

9. “Hesitation Blues,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys

10. “Take Five,” Mischievous Swing

(for HUGH KIERIG)

11. “How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies,” Jason Roberts

12. “This Is Southland,” Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant

13. “San Antonio Rose,” Flaco Jimenez and Friends

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

14. “Little Hillbilly Heart Throb,” Light Crust Doughboys

9 FEBRUARY 2019

1. “Anything,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for A. SCOTT ARIZONA)

2. “Dream A Little Dream of Me,” Annie Ellicott, Mark Bruner, and Shelby Eicher

(for MARK BRUNER)

3. “Two More Bottles of Wine,” Emmylou Harris

(for AP MCQUIDDY and BOB & VICKI FJELDSTED and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Round Up Boys

5. “Sweet Moments,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys

6. “You Were Only Fooling,” Cherokee Maidens

7. “Steel Guitar Jubilee,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

(for STELLA & MARK AUSTIN)

8. “I Want to Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers

9. “San Antonio Rose,” Jimmie Tokita and the Montana Playboys

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

10. “Jelly Roll Blues,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western Swing Band

11. “Red’s Tight Like That,” Tune Wranglers

12. “More,” Red Steagall

(for RAY BINGHAM)

13. “Copenhagen,” Milton Brown’s Musical Brownies

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)

14. “Oklahoma Stomp,” Spade Cooley and His Orchestra

(for LINDA BLANCK)

15. “One Sweet Letter from You,” Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers

2 FEBRUARY 2019

SPECIAL GUESTS:  TERESA KNOX AND DAVID TEEGARDEN

1. “Rosetta,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again,” Leon Russell

3. “Stomp Them Grapes,” Mel Tillis and the Statesiders

(for AP MCQUIDDY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “As Time Goes By,” Leon Russell

5. “Oklahoma, Home of Good Ol’ Boys,” David Teegarden

6. “Comin’ Down the Pecos,” Hoyle Nix and His West Texas Cowboys

7. “Tulsa Straight Ahead,” Tom Morrell and His Time-Warp Tophands

8. “She’s A Rounder,” Sunshine Boys

9. “I’m Satisfied with You,” Bob Wills’ Original Texas Playboys

(for BRETT BINGHAM)

10. “San Antonio Rose,” Ronnie Kole Trio

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

11. “Alexander’s Goodtime Band,” Dave Alexander

12. “Bye Bye Blues,” Merle Travis

(for HAMILL TIME)

13.  (Who’s Gonna Sing) The Last Country Song,” Billy Parker and Darrell McCall

(for RAY BINGHAM)

14. “This Side of Town,” Leon McAuliffe and His Cimarron Boys

15. “Just An Old Faded Photograph,” Hank Thompson

 

26 JANUARY 2019

1. “I’m An Old Cowhand,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for HAMILL TIME)

2. “Deed I Do,” Hot Club of Cowtown

3. “Just One Beer Away,” David Cline

(for ERNIE SMART JR. and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Who Calls You Sweet Mama Now,” Modern Mountaineers

5. “The Heebie Jeebie Blues,” Leon Rausch

6. “That’s What I Like About the West,” Tex Williams

7. “Play, Fiddle, Play,” Curly Lewis

(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)

8. “Triflin’ Gal,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys

(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)

9. “Straighten up and Fly Right,” Suzy Bogguss

(for MARK HAMES)

10. “She’s Sweet,’ Tune Wranglers

11. “Your Heart Is Breaking Too,” Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Nite Riders

12. “San Antonio Rose,” Michael Martin Murphey & Rick Orozco

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

13. “That’s My Weakness Now,” Hank Penny & Jaye P. Morgan

14. “Woodchopper’s Ball,” Leon McAuliffe

15. “I Wonder What I’m Going to Do,” Johnnie Lee Wills

19 JANUARY 2019

DEDICATED TO BARBARA MARTIN

1. “Texas Drummer Boy,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for RANDY JOHNSTON)

2. “Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad,” Janet Rutland

3. “A Six-Pack to Go,” Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys

(for HAMILL TIME and JIM & JACKIE KARSTEIN and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Mess Around,” Floyd Domino’s All-Stars

5. “Six Days on the Road,” Bobby Lueders Band

6. “Oh Yes? Take Another Guess,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys

7. “So Rare,” Herb Remington

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

8. “Bring It on Down,” John England and the Western Swingers

9. “A Girl Don’t Have to Drink to Have Fun,” Wanda Jackson

10. “Truck Driver’s Blues,” Asleep at the Wheel w/Leon Rausch

11. “Goin’ Away Party,” Dayna Wills

12. “San Antonio Rose,” Owen Bradley & His Aunt Jemima Quintet

(for AP MCQUIDDY)\

13, “What Makes Bob Holler,” Louise Rowe’s Texan Playboys

14. “The Kind of Love I Can’t Forget,” Bob Wills’ Original Texas Playboys

15. “Mood Indigo,” Tommy Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

 

12 JANUARY 2019

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF STEVE RIPLEY

1. “No Matter How She Done It,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “I’ve Had Enough,” the Tractors

(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)

3. “Give Me A Hundred Reasons,” Spade Cooley Big Band

(for RON ENDERLAND)

4. “Three Sheets in the Wind,” Johnny Bond

(for BRAD & AMY JAMES and the GLASS LIFTERS)

5. “Can’t Get Nowhere,” Tractors

6. Hank Penny, “Big Fat Papa”

7. “Four O’Clock in the Morning,” Roy Clark and Gatemouth Brown

(for JON TERRY at SRO PRODUCTIONS)

8. “Mary Lou,” Roy Newman and His Boys

9. “Milk Cow Blues,” Johnnie Lee Wills

(for SUZIE HARDIN CHELSEA)

10. “Faded Love,” Vic Damone

(for HAMILL TIME)

11. “Pick Me Up on Your Way Down,” Tractors

(for LM LOGAN)

12. “Honky Tonk History,” Red Dirt Rangers

13. “San Antonio Rose,” Texas A&M Singing Cadets

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

14. “Gone Away,” Steve Ripley

 

5 JANUARY 2019

1. “Blues for Dixie,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for BREN SEARS JOHNSTON)

2. “What’s the Matter with the Mill,” Hot Club of Cowtown

3. “You Can Tell the Man Who Boozes (By the Company He Chooses),” Johnny Bond

(for HAMILL TIME and GARY & BETTYE and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Take It Slow and Easy,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

5. “Slow Boat to China,” Nashville Swing Band

6. “I Hurt Me,” Billy Parker

(for RAY BINGHAM)

7. “Never Let Those Deep Blues Get You Down,” Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws

8. “My Happiness,” Les Gilliam

(for JO ANNE LEWIS)

9. “Orange Blossom Special,” Leon McAuliff and His Cimarron Boys

10. “San Antonio Rose,” Revolution Strings

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

11. “I Hear You Talkin’,” Time Jumpers

12. “Wildwood Flower/Weeping Willow/Under the Double Eagle,” Tommy Crook and Paul McGhee

13. “Watch Me Swing,” the Tractors

(for STEVE RIPLEY)

14. “I’ve Got A Crow to Pick with You,” Bob Skyles and His Skyrockets

(for GUY T. MILLER)

15. “Oh Mama Mama,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

(for MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)

 

29 DECEMBER 2019

1. “Bob Wills Boogie,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for MATT MASON and MIKE WARD)

2. “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans,” Floyd Domino’s All Stars

3. “Courvasier,” Don Moore & Bob Clear

(for HAMILL TIME and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Bye Bye Blackbird,” Jason Roberts

(f0r BRETT BINGHAM)

5. “San Antonio Rose,” Grady Martin

(for AP MCQUIDDY and REBECCA MCCORD’S PARENTS)

6. “Sweet Moments,” Blue Velvet Band

7. “All of Me,” Caravan Swing Band

8. “South Texas Swing,” Adolph Hofner and His San Antonians

9. “Detour,” Patti Page

(for ELVEN LINDBLAD)

10. “I’ll Be Lucky Someday,” Tom Morrell & the Time-Warp Tophands

11. “The Sheik of Araby,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

(for PATTI LARKIN)

12. “Average Man,” Billy Parker

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

13. “Cool As A Breeze,” Maryann Price

(for SE EGAN)

14. “Holdin’ the Sack,” Jimmie Revard

(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)

15. “Farther Along,” Johnnie Lee Wills

22 DECEMBER 2018

2018 CHRISTMAS SHOW

1. “Santa’s on His Way,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “A Snow Globe Christmas,” Pink Martini

3. “Grandpa Got Run Over by a Beer Truck,” Da Yoopers

(for AP MCQUIDDY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “A Cowboy’s Christmas Song,” Leon McAuliffe

5. “Santa Loves to Boogie,” Asleep at the Wheel

6. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” Original Texas Playboys

7. “Swingin’ Home for Christmas,” Tractors

(for STEVE RIPLEY)

8. “Christmas Song,” Roy Clark

9. “Reindeer Boogie,” Hank Snow

10. “Christmas Tears,” David Teegarden

11. “A New Christmas Memory,” Luigi Balletto

12. “Christmas on the Plains,” Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

13. “When It’s Christmas on the Range,” Round Up Boys

14. “My Favorite Time of the Year,” Jack Robertson

15. “Silent Night,” Gus Hardin

16. “Santa Claus Boogie,” Tractors