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.

22 SEPTEMBER 2018

DEDICATED TO JACK & CAROLE BENDER

1. “Memphis,” Bob Wills w/Mel Tillis

2. “Let’s Ride with Bob,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

3. “Honky Tonkin’ (in Mississippi),” Jimmy Swan

(for AP MCQUIDDY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Water Baby Boogie,” Leon McAuliff and His Cimarron Boys

5. “Peach Pickin’ Time in Georgia,” Merle Haggard

6. “San Antonio Rose,” Kip McGinnis

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

7. “There’s No Romance in Your Soul,” Hoosier Hot Shots

(for HAMILL TIME)

8. “Right or Wrong,” Rick and the Ramblers

9. “Alley Oop and Ooola,” Brontosaurus Rex

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

10. “Go Down Swinging,” Alvin Crow

11. “Roll ‘Em Floyd,” Asleep at the Wheel

(for LINDA FREEMAN)

12. “Better Quit It Now,” Adolph Hofner and His Texans

13. “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette,” Merle Travis

14. “Moonglow,” Eldon Shamblin

15 SEPTEMBER 2018

1. “Don’t Count Your Chickens,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Heart and Soul,” Crystal Gayle

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

(for BOB & VICKI FJELDSTED and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Hound Dog,” Hoosier Hot Shots

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS and HAMILL TIME)

5. “Okie Boogie,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands w/Chris O’Connell

(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY) \

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

7. “San Antonio Rose,” Longines Symphonette

(for HAMILL TIME)

8. “Honeysuckle Rose,” Bobby Koefer

(for BOBBY & JUDY KOEFER)

9. “Mama Don’t Allow No Music,” Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers

10. “Cherokee Swing,” Bobby Hicks

(for HAMILL TIME)

11. “Keeper of My Heart,” Dayna Wills

12. “Roped and Tied,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western Swing Band

13. “Faded Love,” Chubby Wise

(for HAMILL TIME)

14. “There’ll be Some Changes Made,” Swanky

15. “Mean Mama Blues,” Charles Mitchell and His Orchestra

15. “Charles

8 SEPTEMBER 2018

1. “Down Hearted Blues,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Time Changes Everything,” Merle Haggard

3. “Two Six Packs Away,” Dave Dudley

(for BETTYE & GARY, AP MCQUIDDY, and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “San Antonio Rose,” Texas Playboys Reunion

5. “Java Jive,” Swanky

(for KEIRA)

6. “Hear Me Now,” Leon McAuliffe

(for CRAIG LAMB)

7. “Birth of the Blues,” Noel Boggs

(for HAMILL TIME)

8. “Rock City Boogie,” Cherokee Maidens w/Ray Benson

9. “Green Leaves of Summer,” Asleep at the Wheel

(for JOHN FITZSIMMONS and DEB BAYTON-FITZSIMMONS

10. It’s All Your Fault,” Jimmie Rivers and the Cherokees

11. “Meet Me In St. Louis,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

12. “Let’s Spend the Night in Hawaii,” Hi-Flyers

13. “Old Cow Blues,” Buddy Duhon & Harry Choate and His Fiddle

14. “I’ll Never be Free,” Peggy Rains and Billy Parker

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

(for SUZIE CHELSEA)

1 SEPTEMBER 2018

1. “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Boogie Till the Cows Come Home,” Roger Brown & Swing City

(for BRENT LAUGHLIN)

3. “Drinking All My Troubles Away,” Paul Howard and His Cotton Pickers

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Act Naturally,” Buck Owens and the Buckaroos

5. “San Antonio Rose,” Gordon McRae

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

6. “Look Who’s Back,” Dayna Wills

(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)

7. “This Is the Southland,” Speedy West

8. “Lily Dale,” Les Gilliam

9. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Billy Parker & Johnnie Lee Wills

(for RAY BINGHAM)

10. “Talking ’bout You,” Johnnie Lee Wills

11. “Pterodactyl Ptales,” Tom Morrell & the Time-Warp Tophands

12. “Troubles on Your Mind,” Johnny Tyler and the Riders of the Rio Grande

13. “Honky Tonk History,” Red Dirt Rangers

(for A. SCOTT ARIZONA)

14. “Oklahoma Stomp,” Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws

15. “Deep Purple,” Buddy Emmons & Ray Pennington

25 AUGUST 2018

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN STANCAVAGE

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

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

(for ANITA LARSEN)

3. “Bubbles in My Beer,” Leon Rausch

(for TODD BRANSTETTER and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “”Oh Momma Momma,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

(for MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)

5. “San Antonio Rose,” Guy & Ralna

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

6. “Gotta Little Red Wagon,” Merl Lindsay & His Oklahoma Nite Riders

7. “In the Jailhouse Now,” Hank Thompson

(for SHARON FREEMAN)

8. “Wanderers Swing,” Rip Ramsey & His Texas Wanderers

9. “Salute to Big Bands Medley,” Tommy Crook & Paul McGhee

(for SARA HAMILTON)

10. “I’ve Got the Right Key,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys

11. “You Can’t Break My Heart,” Pee Wee Whitewing & the Heart of Texas Band

12. “Moonlight Serenade,” Buddy Emmons & Ray Pennington

13. “Hey, Porter,” Buck Pizzarelli and the West Texas Tumbleweeds

(for MARMIE APSLEY)

14. “The Sheik of Araby,” Spike Jones and His City Slickers

(for HAMILL TIME & the VENABLE FAMILY)

15. “Dipsy Doodle,” Billy Jack Wills & His Western Swing Band

18 AUGUST 2018

1. “Mean Mama Blues,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Close to You,” Leon Rausch

3. “Saturday Night at Cains,” Gene Henslee

4. “Drinkin’ Wine Spo Dee O Dee,” Malcolm Yelvington

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS and the GLASS LIFTERS)

5. “Gunsmoke,” Rich O’Brien w/Don Edwards

(for FRED WIGHTMAN)

6. “San Antonio Rose,” Lester Lanin

(for HAMILL TIME)

7. “Milk Cow Blues,” Round Up Boys

8. “Joaquin Special,” Jesse James and All the Boys

9. “Farther Along/Smith’s Reel/Closing Theme,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys

(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN and SUSAN JOHNSTON)

10. “There’ll be Some Changes Made,” Dayna Wills

(for MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)

11. “Mama Don’t Allow It,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

(for MYRA JEFFRIS)

12. “Gonna Start All Over,” Roy Ferguson

13. “(New) Panhandle Shuffle,” Billy Briggs and His XIT Boys

14. “Hey Toots,” Dick Reinhart and His Lone Star Boys

15. “A Lover’s Question,” Candy Noe

11 AUGUST 2018

1. “Carolina in the Morning,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “I Believe I’m Entitled to You,” Billy Parker w/Bill Carlisle

3. “Old Joe’s Hittin’ the Jug,” Stuff Smith

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Yes She Do, No She Don’t,” Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys w/Leon Rausch

(for SE EGAN)

5. “You Can’t Break A Heart Without Killing a Soul,” Dayna Wills

6. “Take the `A’ Train,” Hank Thompson’s Brazos Valley Boys

7. “Cherokee Boogie,” Moon Mullican

(for SHIRLEY MORRISON)

8. “I’ll Get Over You,” Rick and the Ramblers

9. “Rosetta,” Johnnie Lee wills

(for STEVE RIPLEY)

10. “High Voltage Gal,” Luke Wills’ Rhythm Busters

11. “Bull Whip,” Hot Texas Swing Band

12. “Oklahoma — 1955,” Les gilliam

(for LES GILLIAM)

13. “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose,” Ernest Tubb

14. “Swing Brother Swing,” Ray Condo and His Ricochets

15. “San Antonio Rose,” Carrie Underwood

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

 

4 AUGUST 2018

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

(for KEN & JERRY JONES)

2. “Let the Cowboy Dance,” Steel Horse Swing

3. “Talk About A Party,” Roy Clark and Gatemouth Brown

(for STEVE RIPLEY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Fort Worth Stomp,” Crystal Springs Ramblers

(for BART BUSH)

5. “Tennessee Waltz,” Isaac Eicher

(for JANET RUTLAND & SHELBY EICHER)

6. “Primrose Lane,” Leon McAuliff

(for A. SCOTT ARIZONA)

7. “A Parting of the Ways,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

8. “San Antonio Rose,” Cliff Bruner and His Boys

(for GUY T. MILLER)

9. “Oklahoma Twister,” Bob Wills’ Original Texas Playboys

10. “Main Street USA,” Red Dirt Rangers

11. “Shawnee Trot,” SpeedyWest

(for HAMILL TIME)

12. “On the Street Where You Live,” Ray Pennington and Buddy Emmons

13. “Good Ole Country Music & Western Swing,” David Cline

14. “I Picked A San Antonio Rose,” Michael Twitty

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

28 JULY 2018

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

2. “Raggmopp,” Maryann Price

3. “I’m Gonna Tie One on Tonight,” Ernest Tubb

(for HAMILL TIME and DANNY G. WEST and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “I Didn’t Know How Much I Loved You,” Leon McAuliffe

5. “My Dog,” Syd Masters and the Swing Riders

6. “You Read Between the Lines,” Billy Parker

7. “Deep Down Inside,” Ted Daffan’s Texans

8. “Alright, Okay, You Win,” Peggy Rains

(for RAY BINGHAM)

9. “San Antonio Rose,” Dick Curless

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

10. “Fort Worth Hambone Blues,” Johnny Gimble and the Texas Swing Pioneers

11. “Turn Me Loose and Let Me Swing,” Ray Pennington

12. “Saturday Night Rag,” Curley Williams and His Georgia Peach Pickers

13. “Is It True What They Say,” Luke Wills’ Rhythm Busters

14. “Midnight,” Dayna Wills

(for MARK and JACKIE DARRAH)

15. “The Lady in Red,” Prairie Ramblers

21 JULY 2018

1. “The Devil Ain’t Lazy,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Swing of the Range,” Rick and the Ramblers

3. “Old Fashioned Love,” T. Texas Tyler and His Oklahoma Melody Boys

4. “Honky Tonk Hangover,” Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers

(for AP MCQUIDDY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

5. “Hear Me Now,” Leon McAuliffe

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

7. “Renegado,” Ulie Ruth and Wheels of the South

(for BOBBY & JUDY KOEFER)

8. “I Get the Blues When It Rains,” 3 Trails West

9. “San Antonio Rose,” the Mummers

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

10. “The Parting of the Ways,” Tommy Duncan

11. “Mississippi Delta Blues,” Dayna Wills

(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)

12. “I’m Confessin’ That I Love You,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)

13. “Hot Rod Guitar,” Pete Drake

(for HAMILL TIME)

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