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.

29 JUNE 2019

1. “Too Busy,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for SAM BARRETT)

2. “Ain’t Nobody Here But Us  Chickens,” Asleep at the Wheel\

(for MARY BUCHANAN)

3. “Gone with the Wine,” Ray Pillow

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

4. “Crazy, Man, Crazy,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western Swing Band

5. “Keeper of My Heart,” Caravan Swing Band

(for JAN POWER)

6. “Lady Be Good,” Four Giants of Swing

7. “Across the  Alley from the Alamo,” Asleep at the Wheel

(for DAVID CAVE)

8. “Milk Cow Blues,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys

9. “Under the `X’ in Texas,” Johnny Gimble

10. “She’s Built Like A Great Big Fiddle,” Bob Skyles and His Skyrockets

(For GUY T. MILLER)

11. “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” Asleep at the Wheel

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

12. “T-U-L-S-A Straight Ahead,” Original Texas Playboys

13. “San Antonio Rose,” Mitch Torok

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

14. “Looking Over My Shoulder,” Dayna Wills

(for BARBARA MARTIN)

15. “A Woman Was the Cause of It All,” Luke Wills’ Rhythm Busters

22 JUNE 2019

SPECIAL GUEST: WAYNE MCCOMBS

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

(for NANCY SIES)

2. “Cleanin’ My Rifle (And Dreamin’ of You),” Roy Roger

3. “Drinkin’ Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee,” Malcom Yelvington

(for JAMES EDWARDS and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” Cow Bop

5. “San Antonio Rose,” Jason Coleman

6. “Shine On, Harvest Moon,” Roy Newman and His Boys

7. “I’ve Had Enough,” Tractors

(for WALT RICHMOND)

8. “Pipeliner’s Blues,” Moon Mullican

9. “Sleepytime Down South,” Cow Bop

(for JACK and CAROLE BENDER)

10. “Water Baby Blues,” Merle Lindsay and His Oklahoma Nite Riders

11. “Country A Go Go,” Roy Ferguson

(for HAMILL TIME)

12.  “It’s A Sin to Tell A Lie,” Cow Bop

13. “Don’t Cry Baby,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands w/Bobby Koefer

(for BOBBY KOEFER)

15 JUNE 2019

FEATURING HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN

1. “Sugar Baby,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Fly Me to the Moon,” Ray Price

3. “Wildcat Mama,” Hank Penny

4. “Pappy’s Little Jug,” Phil Harris

(for HAMILL TIME and the GLASS LIFTERS)

5. “Diddy Wah Diddy,” Diddy Wah Diddy

(for MICHAEL H. PRICE)

6. “Deed I Do,” Hot Club of Cowtown

7. “Gulf Coast Blues,” Light Crust Doughboys

8. “San Antonio Rose,” Mary Duff

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

9. “Canadian Sunset,” Herb Remington

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)

10. “Somebody Loves Me,” Hot Club of Cowtown

11. “Can’t Get Nowhere,” the Tractors

12. “Bouquet of Roses,” Clint Eastwood

13. “Mr. Sandman,” Hoosier Hot Shots

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

14. “Along the Navajo Trail,” Hot Club of Cowtown

15. “You Belong to Me,” Tommy Allsup

8 JUNE 2019

1. “Riders in the Sky,” Bob Wills

(for HAMILL TIME)

2. “I Love Western Swing,” Rick and the Ramblers

3. “Pour Me,” Trick Pony

(for AP MCQUIDDY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Honky Tonk,” Leon McAuliffe and His Cimarron Boys

(for HAMILL TIME)

5. “Blues in the Night,” Louise Rowe’s Texan Playboys

(for BARBARA MARTIN)

6. “San Antonio Rose,” Lawrence “Piano Roll” Cook

7. “Boogie Man Boogie,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

(for MARK and JACKIE DARRAH)

8. “Stay on the Right Side,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

9. “Winds of Change,” Ron Beer

10. “Chew Tobacco Rag,” Spade Cooley

11. “Cherokee Shuffle,” Hot Club of Cowtown

(for SE EGAN)

12. “Married Man Blues,” Nite Owls

13. “Give the World A Smile,” Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys

(for JIM HALSEY)

14. “True Love,” Red Steagall

(for RAY BINGHAM)

15. “Boogie Woogie Boy,” Porky Freeman

1 JUNE 2019

GUESTS: KEN BUSBY AND SHELBY EICHER

1. “Mean Woman with the Green Eyes,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Longing for Tulsa and You,” Cherokee Maidens

3. “Drinkin’ and Thinkin’,” Smokey Rogers

(for BILL &  MIRIAM CORBETT and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Cherokee,” Cherokee Maidens

5. “A String of Pearls,” Leon McAuliffe and His Swingin’ Western Band

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)

6. “Swing City,” Roger Brown and Swing City

7. “Sweet Georgia Brown,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western Swing Band

8. “Boogie Woogie Highball,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys

(for MARK WILLE and THEO ANN WILLE)

9. “San Antonio Rose,” the Dinning Sisters

(from BREN SEARS JOHNSTON to AMY HEDGES and the members of the FORGOTTEN OKLAHOMA FACEBOOK GROUP)

10. “Beat Me Daddy  (Eight to the Bar),” Asleep at the Wheel

11. “‘Way Out There,” Bill Boyd’s Cowboy Ramblers

(for HAMILL TIME)

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

(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON

13. “Take Another Guess,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

14. “In A Mellotone,” Tiny Moore and Jethro Burns

25 MAY 2019

REMEMBERING LEON RAUSCH

1.  “Keep Knockin’ (But You Can’t Come In),” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2.  “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” Tommy Thomsen

3. “Two Glasses, Joe,” Leon Rausch

(for BRAD &  ANN JAMES and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Jambalaya,” Caravan Swing Band

(for WADE HARRIS)

5. “Eyes of My Heart,” Johnnie Lee Wills and All the Boys

6. “Fly Me to the Moon,” Tom Morrell and His Time-Warp Tophands

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

7. “Memories to Burn,” Round Up Boys

(for BOB &  VICKI FJELDSTED)

8. “San Antonio Rose,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys w/Leon Rausch

9. “Dirty Dog,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys

(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)

10. “It’s A Good Day,” Asleep at the Wheel and Leon Rausch

11. “Riding on the Old Ferris Wheel,” Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers

(for SUZIE CHELSEA)

12. “New Worried Mind,” Texas Playboys

13. “Won’t You Ride in My Little Red Wagon,” Tex Williams and His Western Caravan

(for BREN SEARS JOHNSTON)

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

15. “Taking Bob Back to Tulsa,” Leon Rausch

18 MAY 2019

1.   ”My Gal Sal,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2, “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie,” Caravan Swing Band

(for CARLA BEACH)

3. “Hand Me Down My Mountain Dew,” Johnny Bond

(for SAM & PAULA BARRETT and the GLASS LIFTERS and HAMILL TIME)

4. “Gone Away,” Steve Ripley

(for JONATHAN WOOLEY)

5. “Is You Is,” Tom Morrell and His Time-Warp Tophands

6. “Water Baby Blues,” Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Nite Riders

7. “San Antonio Rose,” the Dick Jurgens Orchestra

(for MICHAEL H. PRICE and JOEY HAMBRICK)

8. “Remington Ride,” Al Dressen’s Super Swing Revue

9. “Cold, Cold Heart,” Buddy Greco

10. “September Song,” Hank Penny

11. “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,”  Paul Moore

12.  “Fan It,” Bill Boyd’s Cowboy Ramblers

13. “Trouble  in Mind,” the Pine Valley Cosmonauts w/Jimmie Dale Gilmore

(for MIKE BARHAM)

14. “Birmingham Bounce,” Leon McAuliffe

11 MAY 2019

1. “Time Changes Everything,” Bob Wills

(for RANDY ESS)

2. “Cow Cow Boogie,” Hot Texas Swing Band

3. “Hemingway’s Whiskey,” Kris Kristofferson

(for AP MCQUIDDY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Travelin’ Truckin’ Man,” Billy Parker

5. “Talkin’ ‘Bout You,” Hank Penny

(for JAN POWER)

6. “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home,” Ray Pennington and Buddy Emmons

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)

7. “Love Letters in the Sand,” the Boys in the Bunkhouse

(for KIM REDFORD)

8. “High Country,” Tommy Duncan and His Western All-Stars

9. “Gotta Travel On,” Tommy Allsup

10. “Smiles,” Dave Edwards and His Alabama Boys

11. “Doreen,” the Tractors

(for RACHEL ROSE)

12. “Jealous,” the Hi-Flyers

13. “I’ve Been Everywhere,” Asleep at the Wheel

(for HAMILL TIME)

14. “San Antonio Rose,” Marco DiMaggio

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

15. “What A Wonderful World,” Ray Price

4 MAY 2019

1. “It’s A Good Day,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for GINNIE & JEFF GRAHAM)

2. “After You’ve Gone,” Floyd Domino’s All-Stars

3. “Set Up Another,” George Riddle

(for DALE CLARK and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “”Oh! You Pretty Woman,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

(for STAN & JANE JOHNSON)

5. “Blub Twist,” Johnnie Lee Wills and All the Boys

6. “Opening Theme,” John T. Wills and the Sons of Swing

7. “San Antonio Rose,” Michael H. Price

(for STEVE CLEM)

8. “Stardust,” Eldon Shamblin

9. “The Big Print Giveth,” Tex Williams and His Western Caravan

10. “Longing for Tulsa and You,” Cherokee Maidens

(for DR. BILL SALWAECHTER)

11. “Way Out There,” Bill Boyd’s Cowboy Ramblers

(for HAMILL TIME)

12. “Sixteen Tons,” Shoot Low Sheriff

13. “Let Me Off in Texas,” Chuck Cusimano

14. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” “Brother” Al Stricklin

(for A SCOTT ARIZONA)

15. “There’ll be Some Changes Made,” Eldon Shamblin

(for DON RHODES)

27 APRIL 2019

 

1. “Put Another Chair at the Table,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for DONNA MATHEWS)

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

(for WHIT SMITH)

3. “Muscatel Memories,” Johnny Bush

(for JIM & JACKIE KARSTEIN and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “If I Had Another Chance,” Johnnie Lee Wills w/Curly Lewis

(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)

5. “I Want A Bowlegged Woman,” Diddy Wah Diddy

6. “Hey, Good Lookin’,” Bobby Greco

(for HAMILL TIME)

7. “San Antonio Rose,” Patsy Cline

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

8. “Tennessee Waltz,” Caravan Swing Band

9. “That’s A Touch I Like,” Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys

10. “Dance of the Dodo Bird,” Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws

(for RAY BINGHAM)

11. “Till Then,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER and BARBARA MARTIN)

12. “Did the Man in the Moon Come from Texas,” Ole Rasmussen and His Cornhuskers

13. “There’s A Right Way, A Wrong Way,” Leon McAuliffe

14. “Christian Cowboy,” Cherilyn Johnson

15. “Gloria,” Hank Thompson

(for JIM HALSEY)