24 April 2021

This week on SWING ON THIS, we celebrate the presence of women in western swing and cowboy jazz with an hour emphasizing their vocal and bandleading contributions to the genre. And yes, I admit to getting a little far afield a time or two — as with the Cherokee Maidens’ cover of a Walter Wanderly hit — but there’s plenty of music right in the western-swing groove, from the contributions of ‘30s and ‘40s radio act Louise Massey and Her Westerners to a tune from a brand-new album from the duo Ida Red. I’ve even got one from Mary Kay Place — and a few more from other notables who hail from the T-Town area.
       

So, please join me for this special broadcast Saturday at 7 p.m. Tulsa time over KWGS, 89.5 FM, or streaming live right straight into your home computer at publicradiotulsa.org. Always glad to have you along for the ride.

 

1. “All By Myself,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Tennessee Local,” Ida Red
3. “One For My Baby,” Janet Rutland
(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Take Me Back to Tulsa/Big Ball’s in Cowtown,” Stonehorse and Friends
5. “I Want to Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers
6. “Something to Brag About,” Mary Kay Place & Willie Nelson
(for HAMILL TIME and JANIS)
7. “I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me,” Nashville Swing Band
8. “Nobody’s Business But My Own,” Peggy Rains & Billy Parker
9. “Right or Wrong,” Jana Jae
10. “Jingle, Jangle, Jingle,” Becky Kilgore and James Mason
(for BARRY HENSLEY and JACK & CAROLE BENDER)
11. “Billy Boy,” Louise Massey and Her Westerners
12. “Night Rider,” Hot Texas Swing Band
13. “So Nice (Summer Samba),” Cherokee Maidens
(for FRANCIS BOMER)
14. “Mississippi Delta Blues,” Dayna Wills
15. “Detour,” Patti Page