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.

17 NOVEMBER 2018

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF DAYNA WILLS

1. “I Want to be Near You,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Looking over My Shoulder,” Dayna Wills

3. “Bubbles in My Beer,” Tulsa Playboys w/Roy Clark

(for GARY & BETTYE and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Down at the Roadside Inn,” Leon McAuliffe

5. “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing,” Downhomers

(for HAMILL TIME)

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

7. “Texan in A Stetson,” Dayna Wills\

8. “String of Pearls,” Joe Bob’s Nashville Sound Company

(for RANDY JOHNSTON)

9. “San Antonio Rose,” Palmer elementary School Fourth Grade Choir of Pharr, Texas

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

10. “Closing Medley,” Caravan Swing Band

11. “Country Weddin’ Day,” Ole Rasmussen and His Cornhuskers

12. “Steel Guitar Rag,” Les Paul

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

14. “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” Sons of the Purple Sage

15. “Jesse Polka,” Jason Roberts

10 NOVEMBER 2018

W/SPECIAL GUEST BOB FJELDSTED OF THE ROUND-UP BOYS

1. “Who Walks in When I Walk Out,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Round-Up Boys

3. “There Stands the Glass,” Round-Up Boys

(for BILL CORBETT, VICKI FJELDSTED  and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4.  “With My Eyes Wide Open I’m Dreaming,” Mandy Barnett

(for BRETT BINGHAM)

5. “Bugle Call Rag,” Oscar Aleman

6. “In A Spanish Mission,” Johnnie Lee Wills

(for STEVE RIPLEY)

7. “San Antonio Rose,” The Spotnicks

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

8. “Long Tall Texan,” Roy Ferguson

(for BILLY PARKER)

9. “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” Floyd Domino’s All-Stars

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

10. “Red Hot Papa,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys

11. “Bud’s Bounce,” Buck Owens and His Buckaroos

(for HAMILL TIME)

12. “Time Changes Everything,” Caravan Swing Band

13. “My Buddy,” Herb Remington

14. “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” Patti Page

15. “Lookin’ Around,” Dave Stuckey and the Rhythm Gang

3 NOVEMBER 2018

1. “Fat Boy Rag,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. Bob Wills interview with Akron, Ohio deejay Cliff Rodgers, 1947

(for RICK PAYNE)

3. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

4. “A Texas Honky Tonk,” Jason Roberts

(for BRETT BINGHAM and the GLASS LIFTERS)

5. “Birmingham Bounce,” Leon McAuliffe

6. “San Antonio Rose,” Patti Page

(for ELVEN LINDBLAD)

7. “Cowboy Blues,” Les Gilliam

8. “Rheumatism Boogie,” Moon Mullican

9. “Steel Guitar Wipeout,” Bob White

10. “Honeysuckle Rose,” Floyd Domino’s All-Stars

(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)

11. “Faded Love,” John T. Wills and the Sons of Swing

12. “The Thingamajig,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys

13. “In the Mood,” the Caravan Swing Band

14. “Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry,” Rick and the Ramblers

27 OCTOBER 2018

BROADCAST DEBUT OF THE NEW DISC “THE CARAVAN SWING BAND LIVE!” WITH BASSIST JON CUMMINS AND CO-PRODUCER DAVID DOWTY

1. “Dog House Blues,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Big Beaver,” Caravan Swing Band

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

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4, “All of Me,” Caravan Swing Band

5. “Hesitation Blues,”Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys

6. “New San Antonio Rose,” Caravan Swing Band

7. “Sentimental Journey,” Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Nite Riders

8. “Closing Medley,” Caravan Swing Band

9. “Sadie Green (the Vamp of New Orleans),” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

10. “Slush Pump,” Herby Remington

(for HAMILL TIME)

11. “River Stay Away from My Door,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

12. “Release Me,” Eddie Miller and His Oklahomans

20 OCTOBER 2018

1. “Tulsa Stomp,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Big Daddy Blues,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys

(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)

3. “Drink Drink Drink,” Dale Watson and His Lonestars

(for BRETT BINGHAM and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Miss Molly,” Bob Wills’ Original Texas Playboys

(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)

5. “When the Cactus Is in Bloom,” Jack Guthrie

6. “Dinosaur Droppings,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

7. “Rockin’ Robin,” Leon McAuliff

(for HAMILL TIME)

8. “I Got Texas in My Soul,” Tex Williams and His Western Caravan

9. “San Antonio Rose,” Johnny Gregory and His Orchestra

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

10. “A-L-B-U-Q-U-E-R-Q-U-E,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys

(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)

11. “Back Up A Little Bit,” Hank Penny

12. “How Do I Not,” Hot Texas Swing Band

(for A. SCOTT ARIZONA)

13. “Gulf Coast Blues,” Light Crust Doughboys

14. “Theme Song,” Round Up Boys

(for BOB & VICKI FJELDSTED)

15. “Yodeling Polka,” Spade Cooley and His Orchestra

16. “I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None O’ This Jelly Roll,” Cliff Bruner and His Texans

13 OCTOBER 2018

1. “Bluin’ the Blues,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Hang Your Head in Shame,” Steve Bagsby

(for KELLIE & THOMAS TILMAN)

3. “Nails in My Coffin,” Jerry Irby and His Texas Ranchers

(for JAMES & BETSY EDWARDS and THE GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “San Antonio Medley,” Curtis Potter, Darrell McCall & Ray Sanders

5. “More Today Than Yesterday,” Dean Demerritt, Sarah Maud, & Sean Al-Jibouri

6. “Red Hot Mama & Ice Cold Papa,” Hank Penny

7. “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

8. “Four O’Clock in the Morning,” Roy Clark & Gatemouth Brown

9. “Red’s Tight Like That,” Tune Wranglers

(for STEVE RIPLEY)

10. “My Window Faces the South,” Les Gilliam

11. “Love Aesthetics,” Jerry Byrd

(for HAMILL TIME)

12. “Why Waste Your Tears on Me,” Al Clauser & His Oklahoma Outlaws

(for RAY BINGHAM)

13. “Without My Baby,” Red Dirt Rangers

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

8 OCTOBER 2018

1. “Bring It on Down to My House,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Texas Sandman,” Jason Roberts

(for BRETT BINGHAM)

3. “Show Me the Way to Go Home,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

(for ANDY & SHANNON STROPE and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Steel Guitar Wobble,” Al Petty

(for HAMILL TIME)

5. “San Antonio Rose,” The Four Lovers

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

6. “I’m An Old Cowhand,” Roy Rogers

7. “Oklahoma Backroads,” Bill Caswell

(For ROSIE CASWELL and SUZIE CHELSEA)

8. “Well Oh Well,” Moon Mullican

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

10. “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie,” Asleep at the Wheel

11. “Maiden’s Prayer and Faded Love,” Hank Thompson’s Brazos Valley Boys

(for JIM HALSEY and CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)

12. “Oh Lonesome Me,” Janet Rutland

13. “Doghouse Boogie,” Hawkshaw Hawkins

14. “Cry Me A River,” Hot Texas Swing Band

(for KELLEY DUNCAN)

15. “Does My Baby Love Me, Yes Sir!”,  Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys

(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)

29 SEPTEMBER 2018

1. “You’re Okay,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “My Window Faces the South,” Hot Club of Cowtown

3. “Hot Check Baby,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys

(for SUSAN JOHNSTON)

4. “Gonna Try to Get High,” David Cline

(for JIM & JACKIE KARSTEIN and the GLASS LIFTERS)

5. “Oklahoma Bound,” Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers

6. “Marie,” Jimmy Wakely

(for HAMILL TIME)

7. “Stay Out of My Dreams,” Suzy Bogguss

8. “Black and Blue,” Roy Newman and His Boys

(for SCOTT GREGORY of ALL THIS JAZZ)

9. “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” Billy Mize

10. “Hot As I Am,” Saddle Tramps

11. “Wild Horses,” Steel Horse Swing

(for NENA MUEHLBERG)

12. “Gimme My Dime Back,” Blue Ridge Playboys

13. “San Antonio Rose,” Pat Boone

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

14. “Windmills,” Rich O’Brien

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