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February 2022

26 FEBRUARY 2022

Houston-born Leon McAuliffe was still a teenager in 1935, when he toted his steel guitar to Tulsa and joined up with Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. Although Leon was, and is, best known for his groundbreaking prowess on that instrument, he was also a… Read More »26 FEBRUARY 2022

19 FEBRUARY 2022

As I’ve long noted in the introduction to SWING ON THIS, Tulsa is the place where Western swing grew up, so it’s only logical that each show would feature a lot of music with T-town connections. Sometimes, though, one of the broadcasts contains even more Tulsa… Read More »19 FEBRUARY 2022

12 FEBRUARY 2022

I guess my frequent use of “Western swing, cowboy jazz, and maybe a surprise or two” as a way of describing the content of SWING ON THIS constitutes some sort of tagline. But as I look over this week’s playlist, I see the description is… Read More »12 FEBRUARY 2022


Here’s a one-question music quiz for you: What’s the only song ever recorded by Billy Parker, Tom T. Hall — and legendary crooner Rudy Vallee? Hint: As you might imagine, it’s an American classic.     You’ll hear Billy’s version if you tune in to… Read More »5 FEBRUARY 2022