The votes are in, and it looks like the new SWING ON THIS feature, “Shellacked,” is something you want to hear more of (and excuse me for ending a sentence with a preposition). So listen for the second in the series this Saturday; it’s one of Webb Pierce’s greatest hits, played from the original 78 rpm shellac single, and it came along when 78s were dying out, supplanted by vinyl 45s.
I’m starting things off with a Bob Wills instrumental that I swear I heard or read somewhere was “Spanish Two-Step” played backwards. See what you think.
Also, a bit of an off-trail Elvis-styled tune that may feature a very famous musician working under a pseudonym, and a couple of nice Oklahoma-related numbers from Becky Hobbs and Tom Morell and the Time-Warp Tophands. .
That and the usual plenty more this Saturday night at 7 on Tulsa’s NPR affiliate station, KWGS, 89.5 FM. Outside the T-town listening area, you can pick up its live stream at publicradiotulsa.org. As Tulsa TV’s beloved Uncle Zeb used to say, “We’ll be a-lookin’ fer ya!”
1. “Liza, Pull Down the Shades,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys