11 JUNE 2022

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

(for JOE MILLER)
2. “Destination Catoosa,” Becky Hobbs
(for BETSY SWIMMER)
3. “Please Don’t Plan Me A7,” Ernie Maresca
(for STEVE CONARD, HAMILL TIME, and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Spade’s Blues,” Cal Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers
5. “Elvis Imitator,” Freddie and the Fishsticks
6. “Mission to Moscow,” Ida Red
7. “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again,” Leon Russell with the New Grass Revival
(for DONNA MATHEWS and ROBERT BLANCK) 
8. “Moonlight in Oklahoma,” Smokey Wood and His Wood Chips
(for BREN SEARS JOHNSTON)
9. “Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
10. “San Antonio Rose,” the Lowlanders
(for AP MCQUIDDY)
11. “In the Jailhouse Now,” Webb Pierce
(for CAT MORGAN BURTON, RICK REILEY, and SE EGAN) 
12. “Wills Point,” Ray Pennington and Buddy Emmons
(for JEANNE YEARIAN and the NORTHWEST WESTERN SWING MUSIC SOCIETY)
13. “These Hard Times,” Billy Parker
(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)
14. “Oh! Swing It,” Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys
15. “I’ll be Your Sweetheart for a Day,” Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley Boys
(for MOREY SULLIVAN)
16. “Pipeliner’s Blues,” Moon Mullican