27 AUGUST 2022

If you happen to tune into this week’s episode of SWING ON THIS at roughly the halfway point, you might think you’ve dialed up KWTU, 88.7 FM, the KWGS sister station with a classical-music format. That’s because I’m actually featuring a composition by Beethoven (!) as part of the playlist. But, please, stay tuned, and all will ultimately be revealed.
   
In addition to a true moldy oldie (Ludwig van B. composed it in 1801-1802), this Saturday’s program also features an honest-to-goodness big-band number, from the trombonist who led the Glenn Miller ghost band during part of the 1970s.
   

But don’t worry. There’ll still be our usual grab-bag of Western swing, cowboy jazz, and maybe even another surprise or two along the way. So — with apologies to Chuck Berry — roll over Beethoven, and tell Bob Wills the news.
   

 That’s SWING ON THIS, 7 p.m. Saturday, coming your way from Tulsa NPR affiliate KWGS, 89.5 FM, and live-streaming throughout the world at publicradiotulsa.org        


1. “Oh! You Pretty Woman,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 
(for ABBY ROADS)

2. “Cottonwood Fuzz,” Brennen Leigh
 
3. “I Got Loaded,” Casey Van Beek and the Tulsa Groove
(for MARK DAVIS and the GLASS LIFTERS)
 
4, “New Panhandle Shuffle,” Billy Briggs and the X I T Boys
 
5. “San Antonio Rose,” Jimmy Henderson
(for HAMILL TIME)
 
6. “Destination Catoosa,” Becky Hobbs
 
7. “Four or Five Times,” Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys
(for KEN & JERRY JONES)
 
8. “Release Me/Moonlight Sonata,” Snuff Garrett’s Texas Opera Company
(for STEVE CONARD)
 
9. “Mama Don’t Like No Music,” Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers
 
10. “Blue Canadian Rockies,” High, Wide & Handsome
(for CLARKE & BETH WRIGHT)
 
11. “Wake Up, Irene,” Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley Boys
(for TIM HITT)
 
12. “I Get A Happy Feelin’,” Billy Parker
(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER)
 
13. “Booking Agent Logic/Rosetta,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
 
14. “The Leaf of Love,” Tex Williams’ Western Caravan
 
15. “Is It True What They Say, Luke Wills’ Rhythm Busters