20 NOVEMBER 2021

One of the great joys I get out of doing SWING ON THIS is the chance to pair up things that might, upon first and even second glance, seem incongruous. I will always be grateful for your indulgence in this area; over the years, you’ve heard some pretty unusual music from my show, and I’m always delighted when someone writes to tell me he or she dug it.
        

With that in mind, here are a few of the mashups you’ll hear Saturday night:
        — Rock ’n’ roll’s Bill Black Combo (“White Silver Sands”) performing one of the most famous cowboy songs ever written;
        — Leon McAuliffe’s swingin’ instrumental version of a big Buck Owens country hit from 1959;
        —and one of my own personal favorites, steel-guitarist Bob White expertly blending a pair of classic tunes from the western-swing and surf-music genres.

Those three numbers just scratch the surface of the hour-long SWING ON THIS extravaganza this week. So, if you’re in the mood for a bit of a musical adventure, pick us up Saturday at 7 p.m., Tulsa time, over T-town radio station KWGS or live-streaming at publicradiotulsa.org. We’re always glad to have you along!


1, “Jealous Hearted Me,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “After You’ve Gone,” Spade Cooley
3. “I’m Drinking All the Time,” Billy Parker
(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Some Day,” Leon Selph and His Blue Ridge Playboys
5. “Under Your Spell Again,” Leon McAuliffe
(for HAMILL TIME)
6. “River Stay Away from Me,” Caravan Swing Band
7. “Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me,” Brazos Valley Boys
(for SUE ANN CHAPMAN)
8. “Cool Water,” Bill Black Combo
9. “San Antonio Rose,” David Paquette and George Washingmachine
(for AP MCQUIDDY)
10. “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again,” Leon Russell and New Grass Revival
(for  DARRELL MAHONE and the LEON LIFERS)
11. “Keep on Truckin’,” Smokey Wood and His Wood Chips
12. “Lady Be Good,” Shelby Eicher
13. “That Would Sure Go Good,” Leon Rausch
14. “Steel Guitar Wipeout,” Bob White
(for STEVE PARKS)
15. “Groovin’ in Grove,” Luigi Balletto