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July 2021

30 JULY 2021

Regular — or even semi-regular — listeners to SWING ON THIS know that while the emphasis will always be on western swing and cowboy jazz, I have a tendency to wander somewhat far afield from time to time, especially when I find a tune that’s… Read More »30 JULY 2021

24 JULY 2021

I’ll tell you what: I’m more than ready for another live broadcast of  SWING ON THIS from the legendary home of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, the Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hope you are, too, because that’s just what’ll be coming your way this Saturday at 7 p.m., as I… Read More »24 JULY 2021

17 JULY 2021

This Saturday, SWING ON THIS digs a little deeper than usual into the “western” side of western-swing music, with tunes from, among others,  Johnny Bond and the Willis Brothers and Jack Guthrie — all Okies, by the way. There’s also Ole Rasmussen and His Cornhuskers… Read More »17 JULY 2021


 I’ve known Bob Wiles since the late ‘80s, when I first began writing about the band he co-founded, the trailblazing and enduring Red Dirt Rangers. Since those days, Wiles has been cutting his own path through Oklahoma’s music scene, with a band he originally thought… Read More »THE STORY OF COWBOY JONES

10 JULY 2021

This Saturday, SWING ON THIS features a few Bob Wills classics interpreted by others, including Ida Red (from that group’s brand-new album), the Nashville Seven, Billly Parker, and Bob’s brother Johnnie Lee. In addition, the Great American Songbook is once again represented with swingin’ versions… Read More »10 JULY 2021

2 JULY 2021

— “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby.”  — “As Time Goes By”  — “Some of These Days”  — “Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me.” Call ‘em standards, evergreens, classic pop tunes, entries from the Great American Songbook — whatever you want to… Read More »2 JULY 2021