25 DECEMBER 2021

It just may be that all the holiday company has mostly, or completely, left your place after a big Christmas day, and you’re settling down with a big tankard of nog to reflect on things. If that’s going to be what’s happening with you at 7 p.m. Tulsa time on December 25 — or even if your circumstances are different — maybe the special Christmas edition of SWING ON THIS will provide just the music you need.
   
As per tradition, I’ve mixed some great Western-swing tunes (“Santa’s on His Way” by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys; “Swingin’ Home for Christmas” by the Tractors, and “Jingle Bell Boogie” from Asleep at the Wheel, to name a few) with Yuletide recordings from Tulsa acts both past and present. This time around, expect some of the latter from Cindy Cain, Luigi Balletto, and the Round Up Boys, as well as Roy Clark and Leon McAuliffe.
   

It’s all coming your way for one full hour on Christmas, so I invite you to tune in radio station KWGS, 89.5 FM, in the T-Town listening area, or publicradiotulsa.org for live-streaming anywhere in the known universe.
   

Traditionally, this time of year is when we’re encouraged to count our blessings. And when I count mine, as the old saying goes, I count you twice. Happy holidays and merry Christmas from the Wooley household and SWING ON THIS.

 

SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION

1, “Santa’s on His Way,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Swingin’ Home for Christmas,” The Tractors
(for CHARLENE, ANGELENE, and ELVIS)
3. “Hot Buttered Rum,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters
(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER and the NOG LIFTERS)
4. “Swan Lake Christmas,” Nokie Edwards and the Light Crust Doughboys
5. “Christmas Island,” Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours
(for HAMILL TIME)
6. “Here Comes Santa Claus,” the Gypsy Hombres
(for SE EGAN)
7. “A New Christmas Memory,” Luigi Balletto
8. “Swingin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Bob Wills’ Original Texas Playboys
(for BARRY HENSLEY and TERRY BAXTER)
9. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” Steve Wariner
10. “Sidemeat’s Christmas Goose,” Riders in the Sky
(for MARK WILLEY)
11. “Dance, Santa, Dance,” Cindy Cain
12. “A Cowboy’s Christmas Song,” Leon McAuliffe
(for JAMES BAILEY)
13. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” Roy Clark
(for BARBARA CLARK and JIM HALSEY)
14. “Jingle Bell Boogie,” Asleep at the Wheel
(for BRETT BINGHAM)
15. “When It’s Christmas on the Range,” Round Up Boys
16. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,’  Dave Alexander