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.

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

14 JULY 2018

1. “I’ll Have Somebody Else,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Stars Fell on Alabama,” Ruth Harrison Band

3. “Groovin’ in Grove,” Luigi Balletto

(for JANE)

4. “Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid,” John T. Wills and the Sons of Swing

5. “Have A Drink on Me,” Bill Carlisle

(for AP MCQUIDDY, RAY BINGHAM, and the GLASS LIFTERS)

6. “Got A Letter from My Kid Today,” Billy Mize

7. “San Antonio Rose,” Merle Haggard

8. “I Guess I’ve Been Dreaming Again,” Spade Cooley

9. “Them Hillbillies are Mountain Williams Now,” Hoosier Hot Shots

(for HAMILL TIME and WAYNE MCCOMBS)

10. “I Wish That Your Picture Was You,” Johnnie Lee Wills

11. “Wurlitzer Prize,” Rick and the Ramblers

12. “Cake Eatin’ Man,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys

(for CAT BURTON)

13. “Tennessee Waltz,” Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road

14. “Stompin’ at the Riverside,” Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws

7 JULY ’18

SPECIAL GUEST: KYLE DILLINGHAM

1. “A Maiden’s Prayer,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “When the Roll Is Called up Yonder,” Kyle Dillingham

3. “Barstool Mountain,” Johnny Paycheck

(for AP MCQUIDDY and JACK & CAROLE BENDER and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “At the Cross,” Kyle Dillingham

5. “Faded Love,” Kyle Dillingham

6. “Opening Theme/Cotton-Eyed Joe,” Johnnie Lee Wills

7. “San Antonio Rose,” Crazy Rockers

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

8. “I’ll Get By,” Merle Haggard

9. “Buddies Boogie,” Buddy Charlton

(for HAMILL TIME)

10. “There’ll Never be Anyone Else but You,” Rick and the Ramblers

11. “Rootie Tootie,” Paul Howard & His Cotton Pickers

12. “What Goes On,” Charles River Valley Boys

13. “Anytime,” Peggy Rains

30 JUNE 2018

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

(for NANCY TERRY)

2. “Just Because You’re in Deep Ellum,” The Shelton Brothers

3. “The Best Things in Life Are Free,” Rick and the Ramblers

(For JUDY LIESER)

4. “Happy Hour at Home,” Cliff Beasley

(for HAMILL TIME and the GLASS LIFTERS)

5. “Rosetta,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

6. “What, Where and When,” Leon McAuliffe

7. “Hawaiian Honeymoon,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys

(for ELLEN & CRAIG LAGRENE)

8. “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” the Byrds

(for PAUL JAMES, THE GARDEN GUY)

9. “San Antonio Rose,” Smokey Rogers

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

10. “Jennie Lee,” Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers

11. “Milk Cow Blues,” the Round Up Boys

(for SHEILA COPENHAVER)

12. “Can’t Live Without You,” Don McCord and His Seven Chords

13. “Draggin’ the Bow,” Curly Lewis

(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)

14. “It Was Just Like Takin’ Candy from a Baby,” Dayna Wills

15. “You’re the Only Star,” Bob Boatright

23 JUNE 2018

GUESTS: JERMAINE MONDAINE and ALISHA TANKSLEY of THE OKLAHOMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME

1. “My Little Rock Candy Baby,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame,” Les Gilliam

3. “C-Jam Blues,” Vassar Clements and David Bromberg

(for HAMILL TIME)

4. “Worried Mind,” Billy Parker

5. “Hollywood and Wine,” Rodney Lay

(for SAM and PAULA BARRETT and the GLASS LIFTERS)

6. “Goodnight Little Sweetheart,” Johnnie Lee Wills w/Curly Lewis

7. “I Can’t Get Started,” Merle Haggard

(for SE EGAN)\

8. “Everything’s Gonna be All Right,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys

(for CAT and CHRIS BURTON)

9. “San Antonio Rose,” the Hot Road Rockabilly Band

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

10. “Taking Off,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

11. “Star Dust,” Leon McAuliffe

12. “Oklahoma, Home of Good Ol’ Boys,” David Teegarden

(for CLAYTON VEALE)

13. “Dream A Little Dream of Me,” Ellicott, Bruner, and Eicher

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16 JUNE 2018

NOTE: My apologies to those who tuned in last week, when I was under the weather and the folks here at Public Radio Tulsa pulled a show from last year to air. For reasons still unknown to anyone, it detached itself from the airwaves after a few minutes and nobody could figure out how to get it back on. Thanks also to all of you who let me know about the problem. It may be my neuroses talking, but I’m always glad to have reinforcement for my notion that people are actually listening.

1. “Echo Yodel,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for STEVEN WOOLEY)

2. “I Knew the Moment I Lost You,” Billy Parker

(for JACK and CAROLE BENDER)

3. “Pass the Booze,” Ernest Tubb

(for AP McQUIDDY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Blues for Dixie,” Hoot Hester

5. “Taking Off,” Milton Brown

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

(for CAT BURTON)

7. “Dragnet,” Pee Wee King and His Band

(for HAMILL TIME)

8. “Goin’ Away Party,” Dayna Wills

(for MARK and JACKIE DARRAH)

9. “Carroll County Blues,” Bobby Koefer

10. “Cocoanut Grove,” Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys

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

(for BARBARA OLIVER)

12. “Sentimental Journey,” Crystal Gayle

13. “Takin’ It Home,” Eldon Shamblin

(for SHERRI ROPER)

14. “Eating Right Out of Your Hand,” Leon McAuliffe

15. “San Antonio Rose,” Light Crust Doughboys

2 JUNE 2018

1. “So Let’s Rock,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

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

3. “Oklahoma Home Brew,” Hank Thompson

(for BOB & VICKI FJELDSTED and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Petticoat Junction,” Pee Wee King

5. “Cool Water/Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” Sons of the Pioneers

(for WENDELL HARROLD)

6. “Corrine Corrina,” Merle Haggard

(for HAMILL TIME)

7. “Worried Mind,” Ted Daffan’s Texans

8. “Feelin’ Kind of Lonely,” Shelby Lynne

9. “Marie,” Jimmy Wakely

(for BUCK WALTON)

10. “San Antonio Rose,” Brothers Osborne and Friends

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

11. “Tomato Can,” Tommy Duncan

12. “Live Bait,” Brother Al Stricklin

13. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Spade Cooley

14. “Dance with Who Brung You,” Steel Horse Swing

15. “Lady Be Good,” Bob Boatright

26 MAY 2018

1. “My Life’s Been A Pleasure,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Time Changes Everything,” Merle Haggard

3. “In Between Honky Tonks,” Candy Noe

(for HAMILL TIME and JIM & JACKIE KARSTEIN and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “We’re Burning Moonlight,” Riders in the Sky

5.”San Antonio Rose,” Ronny

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

6. “Looking over My Shoulder,” Dayna Wills

(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)

7. “Lover’s Leap,” Leon McAuliffe

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

9. “A Little Bit West of Dixie,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands w/Bobby Koefer

10. “Grandpa Stole My Baby,” Moon Mullican

(for RAY BINGHAM)

11. “Without My Baby,” Red Dirt Rangers

12. “Troubled over You,” Spade Cooley

13. “Midnight Ramble,” Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant

14. “Picadilly Circus,” Suzy Bogguss

15. “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” Eldon Shamblin

16. “Paperback Writer,” Charles Valley Boys

19 MAY 2018

SPECIAL GUEST: BILLY PARKER

1. “Papa’s Jumpin’,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Billy Parker

3. “Long Tall Texan,” Roy Ferguson

4. “I’ll Drink to That,” Billy Parker

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER and the GLASS LIFTERS)

5. “San Antonio Rose,” Jim Hendricks

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

6. “Shame on You,” Red Foley

(for HAMILL TIME)

7. “(Who’s Gonna Sing) The Last Country Song,” Billy Parker and Darrell McCall

8. “Craw Dad Hole,” Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws

(for RAY BINGHAM)

9. “Lover’s Question,” Candy Noe

10. “Nobody’s Business by My Own,” Peggy Rains & Billy Parker

(for GARY & BETTYE)

11. “Kansas City Blues,” Ernest Tubb

12. “Thanks E.T., Thanks A Lot,” Billy Parker

13. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Billy Parker and Johnnie Lee Wills