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May 2022

28 MAY 2022

I’m happy to announce that this Saturday on SWING ON THIS, I’ll have the broadcast premiere of a new Western swing number from Becky Hobbs, one of the most talented of our Oklahoma artists.   Becky’s unique music first came to my attention when I went… Read More »28 MAY 2022

21 MAY 2022

Word has it that Bob Wills’ favorite singer was Bessie Smith, which would go a long way toward explaining the strong Black blues influence in the Texas Playboys’ repertoire. I’ll start this Saturday’s SWING ON THIS with not only a blues tune, but a Bessie… Read More »21 MAY 2022

14 MAY 2022

You may remember Lloyd Price’s big No. 1 rock ’n’ roll hit, “Stagger Lee,” which entered the BILLBOARD charts in December 1958 and hung around for nearly half a year. You may even know that it was based on a gambling/murder ballad called “Stack-O-Lee” that… Read More »14 MAY 2022

7 MAY 2022

This week on SWING ON THIS, I’ve got two Moons. That’s Moon as in Mullican, who’s represented by a 1939 recording of a song he wrote and performed with Bob Dunn’s Vagabonds and a 1955 King Records single version of a naughty Memphis Minnie blues… Read More »7 MAY 2022