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.

20 JANUARY 2018

1. “You Don’t Care What Happens to Me,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “I Thought about You,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
3. “Talahina Hula,” Steve Bagsby
4. “A Texas Honky Tonk,” Jason Roberts
(for BRETT BINGHAM and the GLASS LIFTERS)
5. “Trying to be True,” Modern Mountaineers
6. “Sweet Rowena,” the Time Jumpers
7. “It’s Only A Paper Moon,” Hank Thompson
8. “San Antonio Rose,” The Emeralds
(for AP MCQUIDDY)
9. “(I’ve Got A) Humpty Dumpty Heart,” Jan Garber and His Orchestra
(for HAMILL TIME)
10. “Don’t Sing Me No Songs About Texas,” Johnny Bush
11. “There’ll be Some Changes Made,” Dayna Wills
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
12. “Blue Danube,” Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers
13. “Water Baby Boogie,” Leon McAuliffe and His Cimarron Boys
14. “Tom Cat Boogie,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys
15. “Your Sweet Love Keeps Me Homeward Bound,” the Original Texas Playboys

13 JANUARY 2018

1. “Nothing But Trouble,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Juke Joint Jumpin’,” Wayne Hancock
3. “When the Sun Goes Down,” Paul Click
(for HAMILL TIME and BILL & MIRIAM CORBETT)
4. “Somebody Loves Me,” Roy Newman and His Boys
(for SE EGAN)
5. “Milk Cow Blues,” Billy Parker w/Johnnie Lee Wills
(for RAY BINGHAM)
6. “Shall We Meet,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
(for MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)
7. “San Antonio Rose,” The Jumping Jewels
(for AP MCQUIDDY)
8. “You Don’t Know Me,” Dayna Wills
9. “Everybody Stomp,” Hoosier Hot Shots
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
10. “Texas Blues,” Tony Harrison
11. “Crazy, Man, Crazy,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western Swing Band
(for JEFF & GINNIE GRAHAM)
12. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” Leon McAuliffe
13. “Cheesy Breeze,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
14. “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” Leon Rausch
15. “I Can’t Trust You Now,” Johnny Tyler and His Riders of the Rio Grande
(for GUY T. MILLER)

6 JANUARY 2017

1. “San Antonio Rose,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
(for BETTYE & GARY)
2. “Moten Swing,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
3. “It Ain’t Far to the Bar,” Johnny Tyler and his Riders of the Rio Grande
(for SAM & PAULA BARRETT and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “She Thinks I Still Care,” Michael Nesmith
5. “Getting that Low Down Swing,” Modern Mountaineers
6. “Midnight,” Dayna Wills
7. “‘Way Down Yonder in New Orleans,” Merle Travis
(for ERNEST E. WOOLEY)
8. “Alley Cat,” River Road Boys
9. “Roped and Tied,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western Swing Band
10. “Swing City,” Roger Brown and Swing City
11. “September Song,” Noel Boggs Quintet
12. “Dan, the Banana Man,” Nettles Brothers String Band
13. “Tennessee Saturday Night,” Red Foley
(for HAMILL TIME)
14. “Red Hot Papa,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys
15. “What’s the Matter with the Mill,” Asleep at the Wheel w/Pokey LaFarge
(for TODD BRANSTETTER)

30 DECEMBER 2017

NEW YEAR’S EVE EVE SHOW
1. “Stay A Little Longer,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Bubbles in My Beer,” Leon Rausch
(for JUSTIN, MISTY, and TYLER LORD and the GLASS LIFTERS)
3. “Yellow Submarine,” Charles River Valley Boys
4. “Doreen,” Tractors w/Eldon Shamblin
5. “San Antonio Rose,” Elvis Presley
(for A.P. MCQUIDDY)
6. “Some of These Days,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
7. “Strike up the Band,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
(for HUBERT and RHONDA ROUSE)
8. “Janie,” Pee Wee King
(for HAMILL TIME)
9. “Night Train,” Louise Rowe’s Texan Playboys
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
10. “You Can Thank Me,” Dayna Wills
(for CAROLE and JACK BENDER)
11. “I’ll Sail My Ship Alone,” Moon Mullican
12. “Nyquil Blues,” Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys
13. “Behind the Eight Ball,” Johnny Tyler and His Riders of the Rio Grande
14. “Hesitation Blues,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys
15. “I Can’t Dance (I’ve Got Ants in My Pants),” Roy Newman and His Boys

23 DECEMBER 2017

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
1. “Santa’s on His Way,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Santa Claus Boogie,” Tractors
3. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” Spike Jones and His City Slickers
(for ELVEN LINDBLAD)
4. “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” Luigi Balletto
5. Santa’s Roundup,” Mary Kaye
6. “White Christmas,” Original Texas Playboys
7. “Lighten Up It’s Christmas,” The Geezenslaws
(for BILL & MIRIAM CORBETT)
8. “Swan Lake Christmas,” Nokie Edwards & the Light Crust Doughboys
(for AP MCQUIDDY)
9. “Mr. Santa,” Suzy Bogguss
10. “A Cowboy’s Christmas Song,” Leon McAuliffe
11. “Christmas Time’s A Comin’,” Roy Clark
(for TED KING)
12. “The Christmas Song,” Jim Sweney
13. “Deck the Halls,” Steve Wariner
14. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” Asleep at the Wheel
15. “When It’s Christmas on the Range,” Round Up Boys
16. “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” Leon Russell
17. “Django Bells,” Gypsy Hombres

16 DECEMBER 2017

1. “Stardust,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Take Five,” Mischievous Swing
(for STEVEN & SHANNON WOOLEY)
3. “Bartender’s Polka,” Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys
(for SAM & PAULA BARRETT and the GLASS LIFTERS and HAMILL TIME)
4. “Nobody’s Business But My Own,” Peggy Rains and Billy Parker
5. “Yodeling Polka,” Spade Cooley and His Orchestra
6. “Hawaiian War Chant,” Leon McAuliffe
7. “Jesuita/Jesse Polka,” Lost Weekend
8. “I Can’t Help the Way You Feel,” Smokey Rogers
9. “What A Friend We Have in Jesus,” Western Swing Giants
(for MARMIE APSLEY)
10. “Squeeze Box Polka,” Louise Massey and Her Westerners
11. “It Was Just Like Taking Candy from A Baby,” Dayna Wills
(for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
12. “Bibb County Polka,” Maloy, Anastasio, Driscoll, and Friends
13. “San Antonio Rose,” Lone Star Playboys
14. “I’ve Got Trouble in Mind,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys
(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)
14. “Spanish Polka,” Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Nite Riders

9 DECEMBER 2017

1. “La Paloma,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)
2. “Old Fashioned Love,” Tony Harrison
3. “Stars over San Antone,” Tommy Duncan
(for JIM & MARY GAIL NELSON)
4. “Bubbles in My Beer,” Leon Rausch
(for BETSY & JAMES EDWARDS and the GLASS LIFTERS)
5. “San Antonio Rose,” Sons of the Pioneers
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS)
6. “Blues for Dixie,” Hoot Hester
7. “Rheumatism Boogie,” Moon Mullican
8. “You Can’t Break A Heart Without Killing A Soul,” Dayna Wills
9. “River of Swing,” Dakota Dave Hull and Sean Blackburn
10. “Pink Champagne,” Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Nite Riders
11. “There’ll be Some Changes Made,” Eldon Shamblin
12. “Woodchopper’s Ball,” Pee Wee King and His Band
(for HAMILL TIME)
13. “Them There Eyes,” Cow Bop
14. “Keep A Light in Your Window Tonight,” Johnnie Lee Wills
15. “Osage Stomp,” Bob Wills’ Original Texas Playboys

2 DECEMBER 2017

1. “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “I Gotta Have My Baby Back,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
3. “I Like Beer,” Tom T. Hall
(for DALE and KAREN and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More,” Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys
5. “You Can’t Take It With You,” Hot Club of Cowtown
6. “San Antonio Rose,” Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage
(for HAMILL TIME and AP MCQUIDDY)
7. “I Don’t Want Your Honey, Honey,” Dayna Wills
(for MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)
8. “Hey Ba Ba Re Bop,” Leon McAuliffe
9. “Silver Dew on the Bluegrass Tonight/Smoke on the Water,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys
(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN)
10. “They Did the Boogie,” Dave Stuckey’s Rhythm Gang
11. “This Morning, This Evening, So Soon,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
12. “You’ll Never Know,” Willie Nelson
13. “Ja-Da,” Hank Thompson’s Brazos Valley Boys
(for JIM & MINISA HALSEY)
14. “Time Changes Everything,” Ernest Tubb’s Texas Troubadours
15. “Too Many Irons in the Fire,” Billy Parker w/Cal Smith

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)