6 February 2021

This week, SWING ON THIS is privileged to be able to debut some tunes from the upcoming Brazos Valley Boys disc, SWINGIN’ OUR WAY.
As western-swing fans know, the Brazos Valley Boys began as Hank Thompson’s band back around 1950 and continued with him until his 2007 passing, playing their own gigs and recording their own discs as well. Led by bassist/vocalist Morey Sullivan, the members of BVB have consistently given us great music, reaching not only into the repertoires of Bob Wills, Spade Cooley, and their former boss, but putting their own spin on other genres as well. 
That’ll be evident in the songs I’m playing Saturday from the new disc — compositions by Duke Ellington; Kokomo Arnold, Bob Wills, and Tommy Duncan; Boudleaux Bryant and Chet Atkins; O.W. Mayo and Cindy Walker; and Leon Russell.
In addition, we’ll have a tribute to the first-class Tulsa musician we lost a couple of weeks ago, Ron Getman. 

All that and lots more this Saturday night, 7 p.m., coming your way over radio station KWGS, 89.5 FM, in the Tulsa area and via publicradiotulsa.org on your computerized devices. Join us!  

 

1. “Let’s Ride with Bob,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Midnight/Brain Cloudy Blues,” Brazos Valley Boys w/Rex Allen Jr.
(for PHILIP PARISH)
3. “Yesterday’s Wine,” Willie Nelson
(for WAYNE MCCOMBS, CHAD HINES and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Rheumatism Boogie,” Moon Mullican
5. “Superstitious,” Casey Van Beek and the Tulsa Groove
6. “Doreen,” the Tractors
7. “Bummin’ Around,” Hank Thompson
(for HAMILL TIME)
8. “Blues for Dixie,” Brazos Valley Boys
9. “Hello Out There,” Billy Parker
(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)
10. “Bound to Look LIke A Monkey,” Jimmie Revard and HIs Oklahoma Playboys
(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON)
11. “This Masquerade,” Brazos Valley Boys
(for ROBERT BLANCK and the LEON LIFERS)
12. “Everybody’s Trying to be My Baby,” Roy Newman and His Boys
13. “It Makes No Difference Now,” Original Texas Playboys
14. “Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me,” Brazos Valley Boys
15. “Gone Away,” Bill Anderson w/the Oak Ridge Boys