I don’t want to break my arm patting myself on the back, as my mother used to say, but it strikes me that there may only be one radio show in the world that’ll start out with a one-two punch of Bob WILLS and Bob WILES. That would be this Saturday’s installment of SWING ON THIS, opening with Bob Wills’ “Boot Heel Drag“ from 1950, followed by a track from a brand-new album released 51 years later, BOB WILES & COWBOY JONES, featuring Tulsa’s own Mr. Wiles and company with a big original slice of Oklahoma music.
As usual there’s lots more vintage stuff, including tunes by Johnnie Lee Wills, Spade Cooley, the Sunshine Boys, and Shelley Lee Alley and His Alley Cats, along with swell new numbers from Ida Red and the Brazos Valley Boys.
It’s a fast-paced hour of western swing, cowboy jazz, and a surprise or two, coming your way at 7 p.m. Tulsa time over radio station KWGS, 89.5 FM, and live-streaming everywhere via publicradiotulsa.org.
Always great to have you along for the ride.
1. “White Heat,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Do Wacka Don’t/Five Foot Two,” the Bagsby Brothers
3. “Little Broken Pieces,” The Maines Brothers Band
(for CAT & CHRIS BURTON and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Who’s Sorry Now,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
5. “Harmony Grits,” Ida Red
6. “Shuffleboard Rag,” Speedy West
(for HAMILL TIME)
7. “San Antonio Rose,” George Strait
(for AP MCQUIDDY)
8. “Route 66,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters
(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)
9. “Love Don’t Know A Lady,” Billy Parker
(for RAY BINGHAM)
10. “It’s My Lazy Day,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
11. “I Was A Gambler in Texas,” Cliff Bruner and His Texas Wanderers
12. “Blue Skies,” Willie Nelson
13. “Getting That Low-Down Swing,” Modern Mountaineers
(for A SCOTT ARIZONA)
14. “I Love Being Here with You,” Brazos Valley Boys