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.

24 AUGUST 2019

Featuring JASON ROBERTS

1. “Along the Navajo Trail,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for SE EGAN)

2. “You’re My Sugar,” Jason Roberts and Elizabeth McQueen

(for BRETT BINGHAM)

3. Radio broadcast, Adolph Hofner and His Texans

(for ANDY & SHANNON STROPE and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “The Key’s in the Mailbox,” Round Up Boys

(for BOB & VICKI FJELDSTED)

5. “The Best Things in Life,” Rick and the Ramblers

6. “It’s a Rugged Road,” Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws

(for RAY BINGHAM)

7.  “That’s My Home,” Jason Roberts

8. “You Don’t Love Me,” Cal Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers

(for BILLY BYRD)

9. “San Antonio Rose,” Western Swing

(for HAMILL TIME)

10. “Tall Tall Ship,” Hot Club of Cowtown

11. “Am I Blue,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

12. “Mood Indigo,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters

13. “Avalon,” Jason Roberts

(for ROBERT & LINDA BLANCK)

17 AUGUST 2019

FEATURING SELECTIONS FROM THE NEW HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN CD, WILD KINGDOM

1. “Elmer’s Tune,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for CAROLE and JACK BENDER)

2. “Caveman,” Hot Club of Cowtown

3. “Don’t Let My Glass Run Dry,” Red Sovine

(for HAMILL TIME and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “San Antonio Rose,” the Swangers

(for SAM and PAULA BARRETT)

5. “I’ve Quit My Cattin’ Around,” Harry Choates and His Fiddle

6. “Truck Drivin’ Man,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

(for CHAD HINES and MARK and JACKIE DARRAH)

7. “Time Changes Everything,” Oklahoma Swing Project w/Red Steagall

8. “Near Mrs.,” Hot Club of Cowtown

9. “Travelin’,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His boys

(for GLEN BREWINGTON)

10. “Grandfather’s Clock,” Curio Cowboys

(for TINA CAMPBELL)

11. “Shame on You,” Spade Cooley and His Western Dance Band

12. “Muskrat Ramble,” Leon McAuliffe

(for SE EGAN)

13. “Steelin’ the Blues,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters

14. “Three Little Words,” Hot Club of Cowtown

(for BILLY BYRD)

10 AUGUST 2019

FEATURING THE TULSA PLAYBOYS (AND FRIENDS)

1. “Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider),” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Corrine, Corrina,” the Tulsa Playboys w/Vince Gill

(for ROBERT BLANCK)

3. “Ain’t It Funny (What A Little Drink Can Do),” Johnny Bond

(for HAMILL TIME and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “My Candy,” Hot Club of Cowtown

5. “Milk Cow Blues,” Eldon Shamblin

(for DON RHODES)

6. “Dynamite Diana,” Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys

7. “I Dream of You Coming Home to Me,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters

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

9. “It’s My Time Now,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys

(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)

10. “I Knew the Moment I Lost You,” Tulsa Playboys w/Billy Parker

11. “San Antonio Rose,” June Carter Cash

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

12. “Shiny Stockings,” Ray Pennington and Buddy Emmons

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

13. “I Wonder What I’m Going to Do,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys

14. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Tulsa Playboys w/Becky Hobbs

(for BILLY DEE ALLEN)

15. “Too Young,” Hank Thompson

3 AUGUST 2019

SPECIAL GUEST: RAY BINGHAM

1. “Way Down in Texas,” Bob Wills

2. “Somewhere My Love,” Red Steagall

3. “Pink Champagne,” Merl Lindsay and His Nite Riders

(for JIM & JACKIE KARSTEIN and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4, “I’m Just Behind Him (in Your Heart),” Dean Dobbins

5. “Nobody’s Business But My Own,” Peggy Rains and Billy Parker

6. “San Antonio Rose,” Joe Diffie and Robin English

7. “Opening Theme/In the Mood,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

8. “Take Me Back to Tulsa/Big Ball’s in Cowtown,” Stonehorse and Friends

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

(f0r HAMILL TIME)

10. “It’s A Good Day,” Peggy Rains

11. “You Are My Angel,” Billy Parker

12. “Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music,” Red Steagall

13. “Take It Away, Leon,” Leon McAuliffe

27 JULY 2019

DEBUTING CUTS FROM THREE BRAND-NEW DISCS

1. “Takin’ It Home,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for ROBERT BLANCK)

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

3. “Baxter’s Big Buckle Bar,” Tony Lundervold

(for ANDY  & SHANNON STROPE and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Mexicali Rose,” “Brother” Al Stricklin

5. “Yes Sir,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

6. “If You’re Ever in Oklahoma,” Mary Cogan

7. “Someday,” Eldon Shamblin

8. “Beethoven’s Minuet,” Tex Williams’ Western Caravan

9. “Live and Let Live,” Curio Cowboys

10. “Steel Guitar Rag,” Reno & Smiley

(for HAMILL TIME)

11. “Shame on You,” Spade Cooley

12. “Faded Love/Maiden’s Prayer,” the Swangers

13. “Caravan,” Ray Pennington and Buddy Emmons

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

14. “San Antonio Rose,” the Classics

(for MICHAEL H. PRICE)

15. “Little Wooden Whistle,” Bill Boyd

20 JULY 2019

DEBUTING CUTS FROM THE “SWING ON THIS” CD FROM MICHAEL H. PRICE & HIS WESTERN SWINGMASTERS

 

1. “Black Rider,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for SE EGAN)

2. “Fit Night Out,” Michael H. Price & His Western Swingmasters

3. “We’re Gonna Go Fishin’,” Spade Cooley

4. “No Way to Drown A Memory,” Stoney Edwards

(for HAMILL TIME & the GLASS LIFTERS)

5. “We Got Good Business,” Tommy Duncan

(for GUY T. MILLER)

6. “Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette,” Marty Stuart

7. “Until the Next Time,” Billy Parker

(for RAY BINGHAM)

8. “Mood Indigo,” Michael H. Price & His Western Swingmasters

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)

9.  “San Antonio Rose,” Hui Ohani

(for  AP MCQUIDDY)

10. “Back up A Little Bit,” Hank Penny

11. “Sweet Lorraine,” Tom Morrell and His Time-Warp Tophands

(for BARBARA MARTIN)

12. “(Turn Me Loose) And Let Me Swing,” Ray Pennington & Buddy Emmons

(for CAT MORGAN BURTON)

13. “Talina Hula,” Steve Bagsby

14. “Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None of This Jelly Roll,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters

15. “Time Changes Everything,” Johnny Bush

13 JULY 2019

FEATURING THE CHEROKEE MAIDENS

1. “Lum & Abner Special (San Antonio Rose),” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for RAY & BRETT BINGHAM)

2. “Cherokee,” Cherokee Maidens

(for DR. BILL SALWAECHTER)

3. “Warm Red Wine,” Archie Bell and the Texas Playboys

(for BETTYE & GARY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Back in the Saddle Again,” Gene Autry

5. “Steel Guitar Jubilee,” Lloyd Green

(for BEAR ROSENTHAL and HAMILL TIME)

6. “Mood Indigo,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

7. “Mistreated Blues,” Leon’s Lone Star Cowboys

(for GUY T. MILLER)

8. “It’s All Your Fault,” Cherokee Maidens

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

(for STEVE OLIM)

10. “You Left Me Crying,” Leon McAuliffe

11. “Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone,” Shoot Low Sheriff

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

13. “Red River Valley,” the 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett

(for SUZIE CHELSEA)

14. “Too Blue to Care,” Bill Boyd

15. “It’s Always New to Me,” Suzy Bogguss

16. “Breakdown Medley,” Curly Lewis

6 JULY 2019

FEATURING RED STEAGALL

1.  “Have I Stayed Away Too Long,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Truck Drivin’ Man,” Red Steagall

(f0r RAY BINGHAM)

3. “Beers to You,” Ray Charles and Clint Eastwood

(for AP MCQUIDDY and MICHAEL SALEM and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “I’ll Keep My Old Guitar,” Adolph Hofner and His Texans

5. “South Rampart Street Parade,” Leon McAuliff and His Cimarron Boys

(for HAMILL TIME)

6. “Texas Sandman,” Jason Roberts

7. “San Antonio Rose,” Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra

(for SAM BARRETT)

8. “Hawaii Blue,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

(for CHAD HINES)

9. “Something Nice and Easy,” Red Steagall

10. “My Gal From Abilene,” Tex Williams and His Western Caravan

11. “April’s Girlfriend,” Brad James Band

12. “Johnson Rag,” John T. Wills and the Sons of Swing

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

13. “They Go Wild over Me,” Tune Wranglers

(for GARY AXLEY)

14. “Bob’s Got A Swing Band in Heaven,” Red Steagall w/Ray Benson

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)