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October 2021

30 OCTOBER 2021

There’s a definite seasonal vibe to this week’s episode of SWING ON THIS, with Halloween-ish tunes that begin with Bob Wills and end with Tom Morrell and His Time-Warp Tophands doing a nice instrumental named after a famous genus of dinosaur. In between, more somewhat… Read More »30 OCTOBER 2021

23 OCTOBER 2021

Like a lot of people around here — and, in fact, around the world — I miss Steve Ripley a lot. I think I’ve written here before that he and I went back to Oklahoma State in the late ‘60s, a time when we were… Read More »23 OCTOBER 2021


Anyone who has a nodding acquaintance with classic horror movies knows the name Lon Chaney Jr. He’s the only actor ever to portray the wolfman, Dracula, Frankenstein’s creation, and the mummy — Universal Studios’ four classic movie monsters.         What’s not as well… Read More »OKLAHOMA’S HORROR SUPERSTAR

16 OCTOBER 2021

 It’s Tulsa Time once again on SWING ON THIS, with a good half-dozen T-town stars represented on this Saturday’s playlist. From the classic sound of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, we swing on up to contemporary times with James Robert Webb and the Bagsby… Read More »16 OCTOBER 2021

9 OCTOBER 2021

This week on SWING ON THIS, we’ll remember George Frayne IV, aka Commander Cody, with a trio of his tunes.       I first saw Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen in 1973 with my friend Tim Fletcher at the Fox Theater in Long Beach,… Read More »9 OCTOBER 2021

2 OCTOBER 2021

I got to know the late Gary Stewart a little bit when I was working the country-music beat at the TULSA WORLD; at one point, he was interested in having me collaborate on some sort of Civil War project he had in his head. He… Read More »2 OCTOBER 2021