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.

23 NOVEMBER 2019

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JONY MCQUIDDY

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

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

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

(for LEE NAIL)

3. “Six Pack to Go,” Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys

(for BETTYE & GARY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “San Antonio Rose,” Grant Green

(for HAMILL TIME)

5. “My Gal from Abilene,” Tex Williams and His Western Caravan

6. “Don’t Let Go,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

(for JOEL HURLEY and MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)

7. “A Million Miles Away Behind the Door,” Anita Gordon

(in memory of JONY MCQUIDDY)

8. “Wabash Blues,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

9. “Steel Guitar Rag,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

10. “Pan Handle Rag,” Bob Wills

(for JAN POWER et al)

11. “Walk on By,” Leon McAuliffe and His Swingin’ Western Band

(for RAY BINGHAM)

12. “The Sheik of Araby,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters

13. “T’aint Nobody’s Business What I Do,” Hoosier Hot Shots

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

14. “I Wish Your Picture Was You,” Johnnie Lee Wills and All the Boys

15. “Spurs that Jingle, Jangle, Jingle,” Tom Morrell and The Time-Warp Tophands w/Rebecca Kilgore

(for BARRY HENSLEY)

 

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16 NOVEMBER 2019

SPOTLIGHTING LEON MCAULIFF(E)

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

2. “Ten Years,” Texas Playboys w/Dierks Bentley

3, “Honky Tonk Song,” Leon McAuliff

(for ERNIE SMART JR. and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me,” Herb Ellis

(for HAMILL TIME)

5. “Rag Mop,” Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys

6. “P. S. I Love You,” Billy Parker

7. “Maiden’s Prayer,” Asleep at the Wheel w/Squirrel Nut Zippers

8. “Birmingham Bounce,” Leon McAuliffe

(for RAY BINGHAM)

9. “Never Turn Your Back to A Woman,” Luke Wills’ Rhythm Busters

10. “San Antonio Rose,” La Brassa Nortena

(for AP MCQUIDDY and WES & JEANNIE BENGE)

11. “Diddy Wah Diddy,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters

12. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” Leon McAuliff

(for CARLOS MORENO)

13. “I’ve Got A Crow to Pick with You,” Bob Skyles and His Skyrockets

(for GUY T. MILLER)

14. “Whispering,” Bobby Koefer

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER and JUDY & BOBBY KOEFER)

15, “Party for the Old Folks,” Bob Wills’ Original Texas Playboys

9 NOVEMBER 2019

GUESTS: BECKY HOBBS AND MICHELLE HONAKER

1. “Old Fashioned Love,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “TULSA Straight Ahead,” Stonehorse & Friends w/Becky Hobbs

3. “Cozy Inn,” Leon McAuliff

(for BILL CORBETT and the GLASS LIFTERS)

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

5. “King Porter Stomp,” Merrill Moore

(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)

6. “Are There Any More Like You (Where You Came From),” Becky Hobbs

7. “Indian Summer,” Spade Cooley Big Band

8. “San Antonio Rose,” Dave McKenna

(for HAMILL TIME)

9. “Milk Cow Blues,” Johnnie Lee Wills and All the Boys

10. “Near Mrs.,” Hot Club of Cowtown

11. “That’s My Weakness Now,” Hank Penny & Jaye P. Morgan

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

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)

2 NOVEMBER 2019

SPOTLIGHTING MILTON BROWN AND HIS MUSICAL BROWNIES

1. “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

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

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

(for CHAD HINES and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “I’ll Never Get out of This World Alive,” Amy Sebran

5. “Under Your Spell Again,” Leon McAuliffe and His Swingin’ Western Band

(for HAMILL TIME)

6. “Sweetheart (Waitress in a Donut Shop),” Suzy Bogguss

7. “The Old Gray Mare,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

8. “Sooner or Later,” Clay Blaker and the Texas Honky-Tonk Band

9. “Wildcat Mama,” Hank Penny

10. “San Antonio Rose,” Maureen Moore

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

11. “Seven Come Eleven,” Truitt Cunningham and His San Antone Rose Band

(for BOBBY & JUDY KOEFER)

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

13. “Moonlight in Vermont,” Mark Holzinger

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)

14. “Average Man,” Billy Parker

26 OCTOBER 2019

SPOTLIGHTING BILLY JACK WILLS

1. “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for BOBBY & JUDY KOEFER)

2. “Crazy, Man, Crazy,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western Swing Band

3. “Red Hot Women and Ice Cold Beer,” New Riders of the Purple Sage

(for HAMILL TIME and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “I’ve Got the Right Key Baby,” Hank Penny

(for JACK CULLERS)

5. “Stay All Night,” Texas Playboys w/David Frizzell

6. “Walkin’ the Floor over You,” Cal Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers

7. “Caveman,” Hot Club of Cowtown

8. “San Antonio Rose,” The Joseph and Sheryl Applegarth Country Gospel Band

(for AP MCQUIDDY and SAM BARRETT)

9. “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

10. “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead,” Great Recession Orchestra

11. “Lonesome Hearted Blues,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western Swing Band

12. “Celery Stalks at Midnight,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

(for JACK AND CAROLE BENDER)

13. “Behind the Eight Ball,” Johnny Tyler and the Riders of the Rio Grande

14. “Roped and Tied,” Billy Jack Wills

15. “What Is This Thing Called Love,” Ray Condo and His Ricochets

19 OCTOBER 2019

SPOTLIGHTING LUKE WILLS

1. “Ida Red Likes the Boogie,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for MARY JO)

2. “Blues in the Night,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

3. “Shut Up and Drink Your Beer,” Luke Wills’ Rhythm Busters

(for KY HUSTON and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Loch Lomond,” Hot Club of Cowtown

(for LIZ BERNTSON)

5. “I Ain’t Lazy Baby I’m Just Tired,” Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws

6. “Along the Navajo Trail,” Michael Nesmith

7. “Oklahoma’s Calling,” Jack Guthrie

8. “Bound to Look Like A Monkey,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

9. “High Voltage Gal,” Luke Wills’ Rhythm Busters

10. “Kansas City Blues,” Curio Cowboys

11. “Gotta Little Red Wagon,”Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Nite Riders

12. “Little Coquette,” Noel Boggs Quintet

(for HAMILL TIME)

13. “San Antonio Rose,” Gail Bliss

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

14. “High Voltage Gal,” Luke Wills’ Rhythm Busters

15. “Tennessee Saturday Night,” Red Foley and the Cumberland Valley Boys

12 OCTOBER 2019

SPOTLIGHTING JOHNNIE LEE WILLS

1. “Oh, Lady be Good,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Milk Cow Blues,” Johnnie Lee Wills

3. “Night Life,” Willie Nelson and Ray Price

(for WES & JEANNIE BENGE and the GLASS LIFTERS and HAMILL TIME)

4. “Start of Something Big,” Hot Texas Swing Band

5. “There Is No Sunshine,” Spade Cooley

6. “Hot Check Baby,” Johnnie Lee Wills

7. “So Rare,” Herb Remington

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

8. “San Antonio Rose,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters

(for KEN JACKSON)

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

10. “Can’t Get Nowhere,” Tractors

11. “Everybody’s Trying to be My Baby,” Roy Newman and His Boys

(for DONNA MATHEWS)

12. “Blub’s Twist/Closing Theme,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys

13, “Pterodactyl Ptales,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

14. “This Ain’t the Same Old Range,” Bob and Johnny Boatright

(for CHRIS FISHER)

5 OCTOBER 2019

SPOTLIGHTING BOB WILL AND HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS

1. “Red Hot Gal of Mine,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for DON & TERESA ELLINGTON)

2. “Alexander’s Goodtime Band,” Dave Alexander

3. “Smokey the Bar,” Hank Thompson

(for AP MCQUIDDY and WES & JEANNIE BENGE)

4. “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” 101 Strings

(for HAMILL TIME)

5. “Why Should I Cry over You,” Adolph Hofner and His Texans

6. “Cow Cow Boogie,” Hot Texas Swing Band

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

7. “Liebstraum,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for LAURA K. ANTHONY)

8. “Loch Lomond,” Hot Club of Cowtown

(for JODI CASH)

9. “Big Fat Papa,” Hank Penny

10. “San Antonio Rose,” Die Continentals

(For AP MCQUIDDY)

11. “Mule Boogie,” Jim Boyd

(for DONNA MATTHEWS)

12. “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” Cherilyn Johnston

13. “The Boston Fancy,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for DEAN MARTIN)

14. “Beat Me Daddy (Eight to the Bar),” Asleep at the Wheel

15. “Tulsa Straight Ahead,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands

28 SEPTEMBER 2019

SPOTLIGHTING BOBBY KOEFER

1. “Roly Poly,” Mel Tillis and Bob Wills

2. “Don’t Cry Baby,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands w/Bobby Koefer

3. “Why Can’t Women Have a Good Beer Drinking Song?” Barbara Perry

(for BETTYE & GARY and AP MCQUIDDY and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Neon Ladies,” Don Moore and Bob Clear

5. “Swing-Swang-Swung,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters

6. “No. 1 on the Hurt Parade,” Hank Thompson

(for HUGH KIERIG)

7. “Shame on You,” Red Foley

8. “Hawaiian War Chant,” Bobby Koefer

9. “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,” Amy Sebran

10. “Four O’Clock in the Morning,” Roy Clark and Gatemouth Brown

(for CHARLENE RIPLEY)

11. “San Antonio Rose,” Tommy Crook

(for DARRELL DOWTY and LINDA FREEMAN)

12. “Jersey Bounce,” Caravan Swing Band

(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)

13. “Waltzin’ with Judy,” Bobby Koefer

14. “Buttons and Bows,” Gene Autry

 

21 SEPTEMBER 2019

FEATURING SHELBY EICHER

GUESTS: SHELBY EICHER and BOB FJELDSTED

1. “Sugar Baby,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “Beaumont Rag,” Roy Clark w/Shelby Eicher

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

(for VICKI FJELDSTED, BRETT BINGHAM, and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Yes She Do, No She Don’t,” Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys

5. “Cherokee,” Cherokee Maidens

(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)

6. “Easy Money,” Hot Club of Cowtown

7. “Travelin’ Truckin’ Man,” Billy Parker

8. “Dream A Little Dream,” Ellicott, Bruner, and Eicher

9. “South,” Caravan Swing Band

10. “Bouquet of Roses,” Vic Damone

11. “San Antonio Rose,” John Gill’s Novelty Orchestra of New Orleans

(for AP MCQUIDDY)

12. “Blues for Dixie,” Cache Valley Drifters