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 SEPTEMBER 2017

1. “Tulsa Stomp,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
(for KELLY & TOM TILLMAN)
2. “Hang Your Head in Shame,” Steve Bagsby
3. “Honky Tonk Song,” Leon McAuliff
(for MICHAEL SALEM and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “It’s A Sin to Tell A Lie,” Quebe Sisters Band
(for BRETT BINGHAM)
5. “It Makes No Difference Now,” Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys
(for JIM HALSEY)
6. “Joy to the World,” Roy Ferguson
7. “I Want My Rib Back,” Hank Penny and His California Cowhands
8. “Misery,” Dayna Wills
9. “Honky Tonk,” Merle Haggard’s Strangers
(for HAMILL TIME)
10. “My Hillbilly Girl,” Bob Skyles and His Skyrockets
(for GUY T. MILLER)
11. “Mood Indigo,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
12. “Sugar Blues,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western Swing Band
13. “Rock City Boogie,” Cherokee Maidens w/Ray Benson
14. “San Antonio Rose,” Tanya Tucker
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
15. “Sweet Moments,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys

16 SEPTEMBER 2017

1. “Three Little Kittens,” Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys w/Cindy Walker
2. “Boogie Till the Cows Come Home,” Roger Brown & Swing City
3. “Little Ole Wine Drinker Me,” Snooky Lanson
(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “One Sweet Letter from You,” Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers
5. “San Antonio Rose,” Clint Eastwood
(for AP MCQUIDDY)
6. “I Haven’t Got a Pot to Cook in,” Sweet Violet Boys
7. “Lonesome Road Blues,” W. Lee O’Daniel and His Hillbilly Boys
8. “You Don’t Love Me But I’ll Always Care,” Tom Morrell & the Time-Warp Tophands
9. “Steelin’ Home,” Noel Boggs
(for HAMILL TIME)
10. “Sadie Green (the Vamp of New Orleans), Roy Newman & His Boys
11. “A Plain Talkin’ Man from the West,” Eddie Rivers
(for BRETT BINGHAM)
12. “Got A Letter from My Kid Today,” Billy Mize
13. “Boogie Woogie Boy,” Porky Freeman
14. “Not That I Care,” Dayna Wills
15. “Boogie Back to Texas,” Asleep at the Wheel

9 SEPTEMBER 2017

1. “Don’t Stop Loving Me,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “I Didn’t Realize,” Asleep at the Wheel and Leon Rausch
(for JEFFREY MORGAN)
3. “Just One More,” George Jones
(for ANDY & SHANNON STROPE and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Paper Moon,” Buck Reams and the Range Riders
5. “San Antonio Rose,” Grupero Tex Mex
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS and S.E. EGAN)
6. “When Did You Leave Heaven/Where Are You,” Patti Page w/Lou Stein’s Music
(for HAMILL TIME)
7. “Twelfth Street Rag,” Paul Moore
8. “King Porter Stomp,” Merrill Moore
9. “Hesitation Blues,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys
(for CHARLES TUBERVILLE)
10. “I Gotta Have My Baby Back,” Dayna Wills
(for MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)
11. “Mama Don’t Like No Music,” Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers
(for JIM DOWNING)
12. “Someday,” Eldon Shamblin
13. “Stompin’ at the Riverside,” Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws
14. “The Closer I Get,” John England and His Western Swingers
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
15. “Saturday Is No. 1,” Jerry Byrd

2 SEPTEMBER 2017

1. “Oh, Lady Be Good,” Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
2. “You Were Only Fooling,” Cherokee Maidens
3. “Blue Lights & Bubbles,” John Anderson
(for WES & JEANNIE BENGE and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Stack-O-Lee,” Tom Morrell & the Time-Warp Tophands w/Craig Chambers
(for JIM & JACKIE KARSTEIN)
5. “Oklahoma Hills,” Spade Cooley & His Western Dance Band
6. “Live Bait,” “Brother” Al Stricklin
7. “Roly Poly,” Tulsa Playboys w/Leroy Van Dyke
(for RAY BINGHAM)
8. “Dream A Little Dream of Me,” Annie Ellicott, Mark Bruner, and Shelby Eicher
9. “A Woman Was the Cause of It All,” Luke Wills’ Rhythm Busters
10. “Mississippi Delta Blues,” Dayna Wills
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
11. “San Antonio Rose,” All-Star Youth Banjo Band
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS and JACK & CAROLE BENDER)
12. “Old Cow Blues,” Buddy Duhon and Harry Choate & His Fiddle
(for HAMILL TIME)
13. “Rabbits Don’t Ever Get Married,” Hank Penny
14. “Love Letters in the Sand,” Red Steagall
15. “Busted,” Roy Clark & Gatemouth Brown
(for ROY CLARK and JIM HALSEY)

26 AUGUST 2017

1. “(I’m A) Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas,” Bob Wills
2. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Round Up Boys
(for CAROLE and JACK BENDER)
3. “Habits and Honky Tonks,” Curly Lewis
(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “If You’re So Smart How Come You Ain’t Rich,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
5. “Shine on Harvest Moon,” Roy Newman and His Boys
(for PAUL and KIRSTAN EICHER)
6. “Up, Up and Away,” Curly Chalker
(for HAMILL TIME)
7. “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
8. “I’ll be Glad When You’re Dead,” Great Recession Orchestra
9. “Somebody’s Pushin’,” Tommy Duncan
(for MARMIE APSLEY)
10. “San Antonio Rose,” Oklahoma Swing Project
11. “Why Should I Cry over You,” Adolph Hofner and His Texans
12. “You Are My Angel,” Billy Parker
13. “Stardust,” Merle Haggard
14. “Texan in a Stetson,” Dayna Wills
(for MARK and JACKIE DARRAH)
15. “Hawaiian Honeymoon,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys

19 AUGUST 2017

1. “Three Miles South of Cash in Arkansas,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys w/Carolina Cotton
(for MARY BETH BABCOCK)
2. “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes,” Leon Russell
3. “Pop A Top,” Jim Ed Brown
(for HAMILL TIME and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Along the Navajo Trail,” Hot Club of Cowtown
5. “Somebody’s Been Using That Thing,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
(for CLAUDE CLEMONS)
6. “Riverboat Shuffle,” Junior Brown
7. “San Antonio Rose,” Glen Campbell w/Bob Wills
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
8. “Long Tall Texan,” Roy Ferguson and Candy Noe
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
9. “Scotch and Soda,” Hank Thompson
10. “Triflin’ Woman Blues,” Moon Mullican
11. “Rock That Boogie,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
(for MATT MASON and ERIN POWELL)
12. “Mood Indigo,” Tommy Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
13. “It Was Just Like Taking Candy from A Baby,” Dayna Wills
14. “Sitting on Top of the World,” Leon McAuliffe
15. “There’ll be Some Changes Made,” Maloy, Anastasio, Driscoll and Friends

12 AUGUST 2017

1. “Whose Heart Are You Breaking Now,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “My Window Faces the South,” Glen Campbell w/Steve Hardin
(for SUZIE CHELSEA)
3. “Little Brown Jug,” Joe Bob’s Nashville Sound Company
(for BETTYE & GARY and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Milk Cow Blues,” Louise Rowe’s Texan Playboys
5. “Gone Away,” Steve Ripley
(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)
6. “We’re Gonna Go Fishin’ (Next Saturday Night),” Ole Rasmussen and His Cornhuskers
7. “San Antonio Rose,” Jo Stafford
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
8. “The Grade,” Dayna Wills
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
9. “Faded Love,” Bar D Ramblers
(for HAMILL TIME)
10. “Without My Baby,” Red Dirt Rangers
11. “When the Cactus is in Bloom,” Jack Guthrie
12. “Bugle Call Rag,” Oscar Aleman
13. “You Took Advantage of Me,” Hot Club of Cowtown

5 AUGUST 2017

SPECIAL GUEST: JANET RUTLAND

1. “Smoke on the Water,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
(for MIKE STAIRES)
2. “Lovesick Blues,” Janet Rutland
3. “One for My Baby,” Janet Rutland
(for BOB & VICKI FJELDSTED and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Chant of the Wanderer,” Sons of the Pioneers
5. “Sweet Lynda Fern,” Curly Lewis
(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)
6. “San Antonio Rose,” Joe Wright
(for SE EGAN)
7. “Let’s Spend the Night in Hawaii,” the Hi-Flyers
8. “My Adobe Hacienda,” the Bar D Wranglers
(for HAMILL TIME)
9. “Because I Believe What You Said,” Curley Williams and His Georgia Peach Pickers
(for GUY T. MILLER)
10. “Fly Me to the Moon,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
(for ROBERTA)
11. “Stars over San Antone,” Tommy Duncan
12. “Dirty Dog,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys
(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)
13. “You’re Gonna Love Me,” Dayna Wills
14. “Oklahoma Stomp,” Rompin’ Stompin’ Texans
15. “Sioux City Sue” Moe Bandy

29 JULY 2017

1. “Let’s Ride with Bob,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Nobody’s Sweetheart,” Dave Stuckey and the Rhythm Gang
3. “Cocktails for Two,” Spike Jones and His City Slickers
(for DALE and KAREN and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Bubbles in My Beer,” Leon Rausch
(for MARK and JESSICA CARR)
5. “Barn Dance Rag,” Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers
6. “Exactly Like You,” Patti Page
7. “San Antonio Rose,” Lenny Dee
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
8. “Draftboard Blues,” Cliff Bruner and His Boys
9. “Faded Love,” Bill Black Combo
(for HAMILL TIME)
10. “Gonna Get Tight,” the Sunshine Boys
11. “That’s All,” Dayna Wills
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
12. “House of Blue Lights,” Asleep at the Wheel
(for JOAN HOAR)
13. “Bring It on Down to My House,” Durwood Brown and His Musical Brownies
14. “Tater Pie,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
15. “All Day and All Night Long,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys
(for LARRY EWING)

22 JULY 2017

1. “Red Hot Gal of Mine,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
(for AUDREY PURVIS)
2. “We’re the Time Jumpers,” The Time Jumpers
3. “Shut Up and Drink Your Beer,” Luke Wills’ Rhythm Busters
(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “I’ve Had Enough,” the Tractors
5. “The Sheik of Araby,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
6. “Steel Guitar Rag,” The Nashville String Band
(for HAMILL TIME)
7. “Silver Bells,” Johnnie Lee Wills
(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)
8. “Pipeliner Blues,” Moon Mullican
9. “San Antonio Rose, Bob Crosby
(for BARRY HENSLEY)
10. “Get Along Home Cindy,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western Swing Band
11. “Swing on a Star,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands w/Rebecca Kilgore
12. “Time Changes Everything,” Woody Herman
13. “Cherokee Maiden,” John T. Wills and the Sons of Swing w/Amy Wills
14. “You Don’t Know Me,” Dayna Wills
(for MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)
15. “So Long to the Red River Valley,” Sons of the Pioneers
(for STEVE RIPLEY)