17 April 2021

This Saturday on SWING ON THIS, I seem once again to have an unusual amount of pop and jazz cover tunes done western-swing style. The discriminating listener — and if you’re reading this, I know you’re one of ‘em — will hear swinging versions of tunes made popular by a really diverse span of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Dooley Wilson (as heard in the classic film CASABLANCA), the Ames Brothers, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and even the stratospheric jazz cat Charlie Parker.

        

Plus, a glass-lifter, courtesy of George Jones and Willie Nelson, that strikes me as the archetypal country-music drinkin’ song.
        

All that and plenty more this Saturday, 7 p.m., over Tulsa’s KWGS, 89.5 FM and streaming throughout the cosmos at publicradiotulsa.com


1. “That Hot Lick Fiddlin’ Man,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “That’s Life,” the Brazos Valley Boys w/Ray Benson
3. “I Gotta Get Drunk,” George Jones and Willie Nelson
(for BOB and VICKI FJELDSTED and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “It Had to be You,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters
(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)
5. “Kangaroo Blues,” Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers
6. “Four in the Morning,” Eric Diamond
7. “Home in San Antone,” Billy Parker
(for RAY BINGHAM)
8. “Blackberry Boogie,” Johnnie Lee Wills w/Curly Lewis
9. “Undecided,” Hot Texas Swing Band
10. “Boyd’s Blues,” Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers
11. “The Rhumba Boogie,” Spade Cooley
12. “Tiny’s Tempo,” Rose Sinclair
(for SCOTT GREGORY)
13. “It’s A Good Day,” Peggy Rains
14, :”St. Louis Blues,” Roy Clark
(for BARBARA CLARK)
15. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Round Up Boys
16. “Range Rider Stomp,” the Range Riders