3 April 2021

This Saturday, as is our custom, artists represented on the SWING ON THIS playlist range from the familiar — Bob Wills, Hank Thompson, Asleep at the Wheel, etc. — to the undeservedly obscure, like Oscar Aleman and Donnie Rohrs, who otherwise have little in common with one another.
        

No particular theme this time around, although there does seem to be more than the usual number of pre-Big Band Era Tin Pan Alley tunes, covered by the likes of the Texas Swing Pioneers, Hank Penny and Jaye P. Morgan, and Ellicott, Bruner, and Eicher. Also, Tulsa’s own James Robert Webb is represented once again by his terrific recent swing version of “Tulsa Time.”
        

It’s a big full hour of western swing, cowboy jazz, and maybe a surprise or two, and I’d love to have you along for the ride. In the Tulsa listening area, you can pick up SWING ON THIS at 7 p.m., Tulsa time, over KWGS, 89.5 FM. Everywhere else, we’re coming your way via the computer, live-streaming at publicradiotulsa.org

1. “Drop Us Off At Bob’s Place,” Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
(for SE EGAN)
2. “Tulsa Time,” James Robert Webb
3. “Damn You Whiskey,” Donnie Rohrs
(for DENIS KITCHEN and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Blacksmith Blues,” Leon McAuliffe
5. “I’ll Never Be Free,” Peggy Rains and Billy Parker
6. “Bugle Call Rag,” Oscar Aleman
7. “Blues for Dixie,” Brazos Valley Boys
8. “She Loves the One She’s With,” Hank Thompson
(for JIM HALSEY)
9. “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” Asleep at the Wheel
(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER and HAMILL TIME)
10. “That’s My Weakness Now,” Hank Penny & Jaye P. Morgan
11, “Dream A LIttle Dream of Me,” Ellicott, Bruner, and Eicher
(for MIKE & ESTHER KELLER)
12. “Shine,” Texas Swing Pioneers
13. “I Can’t Help the Way You Feel,” Smokey “Buck” Rogers
14. “I Want to Be Wanted,” Glen Campbell
15. “San Antonio Rose,” Ray Price
(for SAM & PAULA BARRETT)