6 NOVEMBER 2021

This time around, I’m happy to announce that Shelby Eicher will be dropping by the SWING ON THIS studio, and he and I will be talking about and playing several cuts from his brand-new disc, SWING. Like SWING ON THIS, Shelby’s excellent CD is chock-full of western swing, cowboy jazz, and a surprise or two, performed by some of the top talent around — including, of course, Shelby himself.   

Making their radio debuts Saturday night are a couple of Bob Wills tunes given the Eicher (and, in one case, Janet Rutland) treatment, a beautifully done jazz standard, and a swingin’ Shelby original.    

Those cuts from SWING join selections from the likes of Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys, Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys, Billy Parker and Peggy Rains, and Shelby’s longtime musical compadre, Roy Clark. So one thing you can count on is plenty of good playin’ and swell singin’ this Saturday night.   

That’s SWING ON THIS, airing at 7 p.m. Tulsa time on radio station KWGS, 89.5 FM, and live-streaming everywhere in the cosmos at publicradiotulsa.org

1. “Let’s Ride with Bob,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

2. “I Didn’t Realize,” Shelby Eicher

3. “Whiskey, Gin, and Wine,” Joe Liggins and His Honeydrippers
(for JOHN HAMILL and the GLASS LIFTERS)

4. “Nobody’s Business But My Own,” BIlly Parker & Peggy Rains
(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER and RAY BINGHAM)

5. “Ten Little Bluebirds in My Lapel,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys
(for CYNTHIA HACKATHORN and STEVE LEWIS)

6. “Sweet and Salty,” Shelby Eicher

7. “Just Because You’re in Deep Elem,” the Shelton Brothers (Bob & Joe)

8. “South,” Roy Clark
(for JIM HALSEY)

9. “San Antonio Rose,” Buffalo Rick’s Phoenix Swing Thing
(for AP MCQUIDDY)

10. “Baby, That Would Sure Go Good,” Shelby Eicher

11. “Lonesome Blues,” the Tune Wranglers
(for SCOTT & KIM MCCARTOR)

12. “Little White Lies,” Rebecca Kilgore and James Mason
(for JANET RUTLAND)

13. “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” Shelby Eicher

14. “Lose Your Blues and Laugh at Life,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys