4 JUNE 2022

This week’s SWING ON THIS  marks the debut of a new feature. It’s called “Shellacked.”
The name refers to the material that was used to make 78 rpm records, so you might logically deduce that it’ll be a song played from an authentic 78. If you did that, you’d be right. John Gabriel, the manager at Josey Records in Tulsa, was kind enough to gift the show with a nice stack of western-swing and country 78’s recently, and of course I’d like to use ’em. Since KWGS’s Studio D has a turntable capable of running at that speed, I can. 
 
So this week, to start “Shellacked” off, I’ll have a nice instrumental from Leon McAuliffe and His Western Swing Band, written by his fiddlers Jimmy Hall and Bobby Bruce and played directly from its 1949 shellac release. I plan to do more of this, unless listeners hate the idea, so please let me know what you think. 
 
Also this Saturday, a nice Becky Hobbs cover of Ernest Ashworth’s biggest hit, Bob Wills and the boys with a vaudeville-era tune you may have heard on I LOVE LUCY, and Mischievous Swing’s wonderful take on Dave Brubeck’s best-known recording.
That and much more this Saturday at 7 p.m. T-town time. Catch us at KWGS, 89.5 FM in the Tulsa listening area and everywhere else live-streaming at publicradiotulsa.org

 

1. “Carolina in the Morning,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

(for IRENE MONNET BROWN)
2. “Lady from 29 Palms,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands w/Trudy Fair
3. “I’m Drinking All the Time,” Billy Parker 
(for BRETT BINGHAM and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “Diddy Wah Diddy,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters
(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)
5. “Twin Fiddle Rag,” Leon McAuliffe and His Western Swing Band
6. “My Baby Rocks Me,” Roy Newman and His Boys
7. “Back in the Swing of Things,” Dean Dillon
(for JIM JEFFRIES)
8. “Cowboy Rhythm,” Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers
9. “Medley,” Playboys II
10. “Talk Back Trembling Lips,” Becky Hobbs
(for GREG BAILEY)
11. “San Antonio Rose,” Trevor Dawe
(for AP MCQUIDDY and JOHN HAMILL) 
12. “Mary Jane,” Modern Mountaineers
13. “Here Comes That Rainbow Again,” Kris Kristofferson
14. “Blues for Dixie,” Brazos Valley Boys
15. “Take Five,” Mischievous Swing