4 DECEMBER 2021

I’d like to think that any radio show featuring a song by a Canadian act called Crazy Carl and the Newfies (which, as I understand it, is slang for the Newfoundland breed of dogs) ought to be pretty interesting — but, as always, SWING ON THIS listeners will be the judges for this week’s offering.
   
Looking at the playlist, though, I do seem to have managed to get a little something for everybody this time. Lovers of classic western swing, for instance, should enjoy Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies, Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers, the Modern Mountaineers, the Tune Wranglers (with one of those swell double entendre numbers from the ‘30s) — and, of course, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. For those into the current swing scene, I’ve got Ida Red, Shelby Eicher, Wayne Hancock, and Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters. Plus, another great Billy Parker duet from the ‘80s and Tom Morrell and His Time-Warp Tophands with their sweet version of Hank Penny’s “Take Another Guess.”
   

And  Crazy Carl — why, he’s the artist with the latest entry in our “San Antonio Rose” parade.
   

So join me and this wonderful array of swingin’ talent Saturday at 7 p.m., Tulsa time, for SWING ON THIS. Get it locally over radio station KWGS, 89.5 FM, and live-streaming throughout the galaxy at publicradiotulsa.org

 

1. “Steel Guitar Rag,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
(for JULIE MENDENHALL)
2. “Too Many Irons in the Fire,” Billy Parker and Cal Smith
3. “Turn the Jukebox Up Louder,” Porter Wagoner
(for JOHN HAMILL and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Take Another Guess,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
5. “San Antonio Rose,” Crazy Carl and the Newfies
(for AP MCQUIDDY)
6. “Baby (You’re Sweet As Honey to Me),” Dave Edwards and His Alabama Boys
7. “Do the Hula Lou,” Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
8. “Kentucky Swing,” Shelby Eicher
(for JEFFREY MORGAN)
9. “The Sheik of Araby,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters
(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)
10. “Pass the Turnip Greens,” Bill Boyd
(for H.D. AINSWORTH)
11. “Air Mail Special,” Tiny Moore
12. “Walkin’ the Dog,” Wayne Hancock
(for ROSE SINCLAIR)
13. “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter,” Ida Red
14. “Baby, You’ve Let Me Down,” Modern Mountaineers
15. “I’m Wild About That Thing,” Tune Wranglers
(for JIM & JACKIE KARSTEIN)