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.

21 OCTOBER 2017

WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN HAMILL

1. “Black and Blue Rag,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring,” Floyd Domino and Maryann Price
3. “Honky Tonk Town,” Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys
(for JAMES and BETSY EDWARDS and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Jersey Bounce,” Buddy Emmons and Ray Pennington
5. “Holdin’ the Sack,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys
(for CAT and CHRIS BURTON)
6. “Time Changes Everything,” Woody Herman
7. “Big Solid Gal,” Eddie Rivers
8. “San Antonio Rose,” Carson and Gaile
(for HAMILL TIME)
9. “Down at the Roadside Inn,” Leon McAuliffe
10. “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” Asleep at the Wheel
11. “Cherokee Maiden,” John T. Wills and the Sons of Swing
12. “Goin’ Away Party,” Dayna Wills
13. “High Falutin’ Mama,” Bill Nettles
14. “We Three,” Wayne Hancock

14 OCTOBER 2017

LIVE BROADCAST (uh-oh) w/PUBLIC RADIO TULSA GENERAL MANAGER, RICH FISHER

1. “Whoa Baby,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “San Antonio Rose,” Tanya Tucker
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS and SAM BARRETT)
3. Comin’ in for Rye,” Hank Thompson
(for HAMILL TIME and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “The Devil Ain’t Lazy,” Asleep at the Wheel w/the Blind Boys of Alabama
5. “Panhandle Shuffle,” Billy Briggs and the X I T Boys
6. “I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good),” Elana James
(for the DYE FAMILY)
7. “Sweet Talkin’ Mama,” Hank Penny
8. “Swing ’39,” Tiny Moore and Jethro Burns
9. “Everybody’s Trying to be My Baby,” Roy Newman and His Boys
(for AP MCQUIDDY)
10. “Look Who’s Back,” Dayna Wills
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
11. “Opening Theme/Cotton-Eyed Joe,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys
(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)
12. “End of the Line,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
13. “Too Blue to Care,” Bill Boyd
14. “Invitation to the Blues,” Patti Page
(for MARY BETH BABCOCK and DAVID BABCOCK)

7 OCTOBER 2017

WITH GUEST SHELBY EICHER

1. “Rosetta,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Banjo Boogie,” Lone Star Playboys
(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)
3. “Longing for Tulsa and You,” Tulsa Playboys — WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE!
4. “Snatch and Grab It,” Cherokee Maidens
5. “I’ll Drink to That,” Billy Parker
(for RAY BINGHAM and the GLASS LIFTERS)
6. “San Antonio Rose,” Kenneth Boyd
7. “Pipeliner Blues,” Moon Mullican
8. “The Coffee Song,” Tim Rushlow
9. “Blackberry Boogie,” Johnnie Lee Wills w/Curly Lewis
(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)
10. “If I Don’t See You Again,” Dayna Wills
11. “Steel Guitar Rag,” Leon McAuliffe
12. “Pennies from Heaven,” Merle Haggard
13. “When You’re Smiling,” Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers
14. “Hillbilly BeBop,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)

30 SEPTEMBER 2017

1. “Ten Years,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Just Like Takin’ Candy from A Baby,” Dayna Wills
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
3. “New Wine in Old Bottles,” Hank Thompson
(for JIM HALSEY and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Spurs that Jingle, Jangle, Jingle,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands w/Rebecca Kilgore
(for BARRY HENSLEY)
5. “All Night Long,” Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys
6. “Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
(for BOBBY WATKINS)
7. “San Antonio Rose,” The Heartbeats
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
8. “Houston (Means I’m One Step Closer to You),” Leon Rausch
9. “I Can’t Tame Wild Women,” Hot Club of Cowtown
10. “Banjo Boogie,” Lone Star Playboys
(for CAROLE and JACK BENDER)
11. “Opening Theme”/”In the Mood,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys
12. “Dusty Skies,” Don Edwards
(for the REVEREND MARTIN LAVANHAR)
13. “Heartless Fool,” Spade Cooley Big Band
14. “Lonesome Train Blues,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys
15. “Grit, Grace, and Balin’ Twine,” Mary Kaye

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