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.

27 APRIL 2019

 

1. “Put Another Chair at the Table,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for DONNA MATHEWS)

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

(for WHIT SMITH)

3. “Muscatel Memories,” Johnny Bush

(for JIM & JACKIE KARSTEIN and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “If I Had Another Chance,” Johnnie Lee Wills w/Curly Lewis

(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)

5. “I Want A Bowlegged Woman,” Diddy Wah Diddy

6. “Hey, Good Lookin’,” Bobby Greco

(for HAMILL TIME)

7. “San Antonio Rose,” Patsy Cline

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

8. “Tennessee Waltz,” Caravan Swing Band

9. “That’s A Touch I Like,” Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys

10. “Dance of the Dodo Bird,” Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws

(for RAY BINGHAM)

11. “Till Then,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER and BARBARA MARTIN)

12. “Did the Man in the Moon Come from Texas,” Ole Rasmussen and His Cornhuskers

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

14. “Christian Cowboy,” Cherilyn Johnson

15. “Gloria,” Hank Thompson

(for JIM HALSEY)

 

 

 

20 APRIL 2019

1. “Wait’ll You See,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for KEN & JERRY JONES)

2. “It’s My Lazy Day,” Hot Club of Cowtown

3. “Twenty Beers,” Jimmie Skinner

(for ANDY & SHANNON STROPE)

4. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Cowjazz

5. “San Antonio Rose,” Backing Track Belters

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

6. “Shenandoah,” Curly Lewis

(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN & STEVE LEWIS)

7. “Promised Land,” Buck Pizzarelli and the West Texas Tumbleweeds

8. “Lookin’ Poor But Feelin’ Rich,” Doye O’Dell

(for GUY T. MILLER)

9. “Colonel Bogey March,” Downhomers

(for HAMILL TIME)

10. “Jealous Lady,” Curley Williams and His Georgia Peach Pickers

11. “T’ain’t Nobody’s Business What I Do,” Hoosier Hot Shots

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

12. “Wahoo,” Bill Boyd’s Cowboy Ramblers

(for LINDA & ROBERT BLANCK)

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

14. “There’s No Disappointment in Heaven,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for DON RHODES)

15. “Drifting Along,” Modern Mountaineers

13 APRIL 2019

1. “My Gal Sal,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for HARRY STYRON)

2. “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You,” Diddy Wah Diddy

(for MICHAEL H. PRICE)

3. “Weekend Willie,” Willis Brothers

(for BETTYE & GARY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Oklahoma — 1955,” Les Gilliam

5. “Dust Off That Old Piano,” Roy Newman and His Boys

6. “San Antonio Rose,” Ivory Joe Hunter

(f0r HAMILL TIME)

7. “My Galveston Gal,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

8. “Without My Baby,” Red Dirt Rangers

9. “Guess Who’s in Town,” Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers

(for FERGUS from SUZIE)

10. “Baby, That Sure Would Go Good,” Tommy Thomsen

(for BARBARA MARTIN)

11. “The Three Bears,” Leon McAuliffe

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

13. “Somewhere, My Love,” Red Steagall

14. “Calico Heart,” Tex Williams and His Western Caravan

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

(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)

 

 

6 APRIL 2019

1. “Got A Letter from My Kid Today,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for WESLEY JARMAN)

2. “I’ll Get over You,” Rick and the Ramblers

3. “Forbidden Wine,” Joe Carson

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS and BRAD and ANN JAMES and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. (Ol’ Daddy’s Got A) Brand New Love,” Dave Stuckey and the Rhythm Gang

5. “San Antonio Rose,” Gypsy Queen Carousel Organ

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

6. “I Can’t Tame Wild Women,” Bill Boyd’s Cowboy Ramblers

(for HAMILL TIME and BRETT BINGHAM)

7. “I Saw Your Face in the Moon,” Bob Boatright

8. “(Say Mister Have You Met) Rosie’s Sister,” Hank Penny

9. “Minnie the Moocher,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

(for CHAD HINES and MARK and JACKIE DARRAH)

10. “Jersey Bounce,” Caravan Swing Band

11. “Back Home in Indiana,” Nashville Swing Band

12. “P.S. I Love You,” Billy Parker

13. “Heartless Fool,” Spade Cooley Big Band

14. “I Don’t Get It,” Bill Mounce and the Sons of the South

15. “Cocoanut Grove,” Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley Boys

30 MARCH 2019

 

 

1. “Honeysuckle Rose,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “My Happiness,” Les Gilliam

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

(for TODD BRANSTETTER and the GLASS LIFTERS and HAMILL TIME)

4. “Million Miles from Your Heart,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

5. “San Antonio Rose,” Peter Posa

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

6. “Dusty Skies,” Johnnie Lee Wills

7. “The Devil Went on to Tulsa,” Jana Jae

(for BREN SEARS JOHNSTON)

8. “Cool Water,” Tex Williams

9. “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” Joe Bob’s Nashville Sound Company

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

10. “Somebody Else Is A-Takin’ My Place,” Leon McAuliffe

(for RAY BINGHAM)

11. “Along the Navajo Trail,” Quebe Sisters Band

(for DON RHODES and BRETT BINGHAM)

12. “Trying to be True,” Modern Mountaineers

13. “Never Going Back (to Nashville),” Cornell Hurd Band

(for the REVEREND WAYNE HARDY)

14. “I Found A New Baby,” Bill Mounce and the Sons of the South

15. “Big Beaver,” Original Texas Playboys

 

 

 

23 MARCH 2019

1. “There’s A Big Rock in the Road,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for THO ANN WILLIE and MARK WILLIE)

2. “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” Crystal Gayle

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)

3. “Happy Hour,” Don Moore & Bob Clear

(for HAMILL TIME and BRETT BINGHAM and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “La Golondrina,” Johnnie Lee Wills

(for KIP STRATTON)

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

(in memory of TOMMY TRIPPLEHORN)

6. “Daddy’s Got the Deep Elm Blues,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys

(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)

7. “San Antonio Rose,” Original Drifting Cowboys

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

8. “Dan the Banana Man,” Nettles Brothers String Band

9. “Tippin’ In,” Jimmie Rivers and the Cherokees

(for BETTINA DIRKS at MAGIC CITY BOOKS)

10. “Sooner or Later,” Tommy Thomsen

11. “Wanderers Swing,” Rip Ramsey and His Texas Wanderers

12. “Blue Eyes,” Buddy Emmons and Ray Pennington

13. “Milk Cow Blues,” Eldon Shamblin

(for DON RHODES)

14. “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” Cherilyn Johnston

16 MARCH 2019

1. “Sweet Moments,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “I’ve Turned A Gad-About,” Tommy Thomsen

(for BARBARA MARTIN)

3. “Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine,” Tom T. Hall

(for AP MCQUIDDY and the GLASS LIFTERS)\

4. “Sweet Lorraine,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

5. “Texas Morning/Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” Michael Nesmith

(for JOHN REMINGTON)

6. “Leaf of Love,” Tex Williams and His Western Caravan

7. “Cow Cow Boogie,” Ella Mae Morse

(for BUCK WALTON)

8. “Thanks A Lot,” Billy Parker

(for HAMILL TIME)

9. “Waltzing Around with My Shadow,” Jared Tyler

10. “Cow Bell Polka,” Spade Cooley

(for ROGER HIMSTREET)

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

12. “The Kind of Love,” Caravan Swing Band

13. “San Antonio Rose,” The U.S. Air Force Strolling Strings

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

14. “Blessed Assurance,” Cherilyn Johnson

9 MARCH 2019

1. “I Married the Rose of San Antone,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for ROB BROWN)

2. “San Antonio Rose,” John Grant and Western Revue

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

3. “Sippin’ on a Sud,” Wade Jackson

(for BOB & VICKI FJELDSTED and the GLASS LIFTERS)

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

5. “Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone,” Willie Nelson

(for CHERYL IDE)

6. “Opus One,” Leon McAuliffe

7. “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette,” Tex Williams (featuring an interview with Cliff Rodgers)

(for RICK PAYNE)

8. “Beyond the Blue Horizon,” Michael Nesmith

9. “Mean Woman with the Green Eyes,” Asleep at the Wheel w/Leon Rausch

(for VIC BUTLER)

10. “That’s Where I Meet My Gal,” Hoosier Hot Shots

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

11.  “Shot-Gun Boogie,” Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley Boys

(for HAMILL TIME and JIM HALSEY)

12. “Sugartime,” Peggy Rains

(for RAY BINGHAM)

13. “Amazing Grace,”  Cherilyn Johnston

23 FEBRUARY 2019

1. “Tie Me to Your Apron Strings Again,” Bob Wills & Tommy Duncan

2. “Paradise with You,” Hot Club of Cowtown

3. “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” Hank Williams Jr.

(for BETTYE & GARY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” Leon Rausch

5. “I Can’t Dance (Got Ants in My Pants),” Roy Newman and His Boys

6. “Texas Sandman,” Jason Roberts

7. “I Saw Her Standing There,” Charles River Valley Boys

(for BREN SEARS JOHNSTON)

8. “Corrine, Corrina,” the Tulsa Playboys w/Vince Gill and Bob Wills

9. “Answer Me, My Love,” Hank Thompson

10. “It’s All Your Fault,” Wade Ray

11. “San Antonio Rose,” Ray Price and Willie Nelson

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

12. “I Can’t Go on This Way,” Quebe Sisters Band

13. “Thumb’s Guitar Boogie,” Thumbs Carlisle

(for HAMILL TIME)

14. “Who’s Gonna Love You When I’m Gone,” Al Dexter and His Troopers

16 FEBRUARY 2019

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

2. “Cool As A Breeze,” Asleep at the Wheel

(for BILLY ESTES)

3. “Down to Seeds and Stems Again Blues,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

(for MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)

4. “It Ain’t Far to the Bar,” Johnny Tyler and His Riders of the Rio Grande

(for CHAD HINES and the GLASS LIFTERS)

5. “Main Street USA,” Red Dirt Rangers

6. “I’m Walkin’,” Pete Drake

7. “Just Because You’re in Deep Elem,” Shelton Brothers

8. “Full Moon Full of Love,” Rick and the Ramblers

(for KAREN RIEDERS)

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

10. “Take Five,” Mischievous Swing

(for HUGH KIERIG)

11. “How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies,” Jason Roberts

12. “This Is Southland,” Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant

13. “San Antonio Rose,” Flaco Jimenez and Friends

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

14. “Little Hillbilly Heart Throb,” Light Crust Doughboys