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.

24 June 2017

1. “When It’s Honeysuckle Time in the Valley,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Switchin’ in the Kitchen,” Asleep at the Wheel
3. “Bad Luck and Moonshine,” Dan Withaker and the Shinebenders
(for JAMES and BETSY EDWARDS and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “San,” Hoosier Hot Shots
5. “P.S. I Love You,” Billy Parker
(for SAM and PAULA BARRETT and HAMILL TIME)
6. “Sage Brush Shuffle,” Adolph Hofner and His San Antonians
7. “Snatch and Grab It,” Cherokee Maidens
8. “Boogie Man Boogie,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
(for CHAD HINES)
9. “Walkin’ in the Shadow of the Blues,” Dayna Wills
(for MARK and JACKIE DARRAH)
10. “Main Street USA,” Red Dirt Rangers
(for CINDY and LEONARD)
11. “Two Step Side Step,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His boys
(for WALT and MARILYN ANDERSON)
12. “Blue Melody,” Hank Penny
(for ANITA and BENJAMIN GENNETAY)
13. “I Hear You Talkin’,” Jason Roberts
14. “San Antonio Rose,” Jim Nabors
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS and CHUCK and SHELA DAVIS)

17 JUNE 2017

1. “Drop Us Off at Bob’s Place,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
(for DUDE & JULI)
2. “They’ve Taken Bob Back to Tulsa,” Buck Reams and the Range Riders
3. “Seven Come Eleven,” Pee Wee King and His Band
(for HAMILL TIME)
4. “Thanks to Tequila,” Dale Watson and His Lonestars
(for BRETT BINGHAM and the GLASS LIFTERS)
5. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Moe Bandy
(for MIKE RANSOM)
6. “Lover’s Question,” Candy Noe
7. “Hey Waddaya Mean,” Red Dirt Rangers
(for JEAN WILES)
8. “Honky Tonk History,” Red Dirt Rangers
9. “Blues in the Night,” Louise Rowe’s Texan Playboys w/Teresa Anderson
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
10. “Oklahoma HIlls,” Jack Guthrie
(for BILLY HENDRICKSON)
11. “You Were Only Fooling,” Cherokee Maidens
12. “San Antonio Rose,” Tingstad and Rumbel
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
13. “Oklahoma, Home of Good Ol’ Boys,” Dave Teegarden
14. “I’m A Hog for You, Baby,” Rodney Lay w/Roy Clark
15. “I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name,” Round Up Boys
16. “The Right Key (But the Wrong Keyhole),” Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers

10 JUNE 2017

1. “Got A Letter from My Kid Today,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Girl Meets West,” Mary Kaye
3. “Good Times Gonna Roll Again,” Moon Mullican
(for HAMILL TIME)
4. “Booze Is Good,” Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders
(for JIM & JACKIE KARSTEIN and the GLASS LIFTERS)
5. “San Antonio Rose,” Roy Clark
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS and SAM AND PAULA BARRETT and SE EGAN)
6. “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You,” Joe Parkhill and Moe Billington
7. “I Want to be Happy,” Maloy, Anastasio, Driscoll & Friends
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
8. “Leave the Dishes in the Sink, Ma,” Spike Jones & His City Slickers
(for JANE & STAN JOHNSON and the VENABLE FAMILY)
9. “We Got Good Business,” Glynn Duncan and His Bar-B Boys
10. “Avalon,” Cherokee Maidens
(for DR. BILL SALWAECHTER)
11. “That’s the Reason Why,” Cal Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers
12. “Take It Away, Leon,” Leon McAuliffe
13. “I Can’t Get Started,” Merle Haggard
(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)
14. “Time Changes Everything,” Brazos Valley Boys
15. “Oklahoma Twister,” Original Texas Playboys

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