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.

25 NOVEMBER 2017

1. “Faded Love,” Bob Wills w/Mel Tillis
2. “Detroit City,” 3 Trails West
3. “The Blue Danube Waltz,” Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers
(for JANE JOHNSON)
4. “Bombed, Boozed, and Busted,” Joe Sun
(for BOB & VICKI FJELDSTED and the GLASS LIFTERS)
5. “Sweet Talkin’ Mama,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys
6. “Tulsa Straight Ahead,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
(for BETTYE & GARY)
7. “Oh, Baby,” Elana James
8. “St. Louis Blues,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
9. “San Antonio Rose,” Exotic Guitars
(for HAMILL TIME and SAM & PAULA BARRETT)
10. “Knocky Knocky,” Light Crust Doughboys
11. “That’s All,” Dayna Wills
(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)
12. “Big Beaver,” Buddy Charlton
13. “IF You’re Ever in Oklahoma,” Mary Cogan
(for BRETT WHITE)
14. “Texas Plains,” Hot Texas Swing Band

18 NOVEMBER 2017

1. “B. Bowman Hop,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Hang up and Drive,” Junior Brown
(for BRETT BINGHAM)
3. “Whiskey River,” Tennessee Pulleybone
(for CHAD HINES and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Dance to Those Sobbin’ Blues,” Bill Boyd
5. “Don’t Ever Take My Picture Down,” the Tractors
6. “Country Guitar,” Phil Baugh
(for HAMILL TIME)
7. “San Antonio Rose,” George Jones
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
8. “You’re There,” Shorty Bates and His Texas Saddle Pals
9. “Moonlight Serenade,” Buddy Emmons and Ray Pennington
(for DR. BILL SALWAECHTER)
10. “You Don’t Know Me,” Dayna Wills
11. “There Must be Someone for Me,” Floyd Tillman
12. “Riot in Cell Block No. 9,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
13. “I’ll Hold You in My Heart,” Leon McAuliffe
14. “River Road Two-Step,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)

11 NOVEMBER 2017

1. “Don’t be Ashamed of Your Age,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Can’t Get Nowhere,” Tractors
3. “San Antonio Rose,” Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry
(for HAMILL TIME)
4. “White Lightnin’,” Hot Texas Swing Band
(for BETTYE & GARY and the GLASS LIFTERS)
5. “I Guess I’ve Been Dreaming Again,” Spade Cooley
6. “Mona Lisa,” Hank Thompson
(for IDA KEEFER)
7. “Right There With Me,” John England and the Western Swingers
8. “Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
(for RANDY JOHNSTON)
9. “Walk on By,” Patti Page
(for TED KING)
10. “Sold Out Doc,” Tommy Elliot and the Line Riders
11. “Paper Affair,” Dayna Wills
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
12. “When My Baby Comes to Town,” Modern Mountaineers
13. “Longing for Tulsa and You,” Cherokee Maidens
14. “Orange Colored Sky,” Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Nite Riders
15. “My Adobe Hacienda,” Pee Wee King and His Band
16. “Trouble in Mind,” Jerry Irby and His Texas Ranchers

4 NOVEMBER 2017

BECAUSE OF A TECHNICAL SNAFU HERE AT PUBLIC RADIO TULSA, LAST WEEK’S SHOW WAS REPEATED THIS WEEK.

28 OCTOBER 2017

1. “I’ll Have Somebody Else,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Strike up the Band,” Tom Morrell and His Time-Warp Tophands
3. “Wine Me Up,” Alvin Crow
(for JAMES & BETSY EDWARDS and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Hi-De-Ho Boogie on a Saturday Night,” Al Dexter
5. “Time Changes Everything/Whose Heart Are You Breaking Now/Hang Your Head in Shame,” Dayna Wills
(for MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)
6. “Rose of San Antone,” Sons of the Purple Sage w/Linna Shane
(for HAMILL TIME)
7. “Cotton Fields,” Tony Harrison
8. “Honey There Ain’t No Pleasin’ You,” Bud Hobbs and His Trail Herders
9. “Am I Blue,” George Strait
(for CHRIS & CAT BURTON)
10. “Round & Round,” Sweet Violet Boys
(for JIM & JACKIE KARSTEIN)
11. “Nighttime on the Desert/What’ll I Do,” Craig Chambers
12. “There’s Not A Cow in Texas,” Billy Mize
13. “Tulsa Twist,” Dickie McBride & the Village Boys
14. “When I Lost You,” Hot Club of Cowtown
15. “Steel Guitar Wipeout,” Bob White

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