After nearly 20 years of SWING ON THIS, I’m still airing songs from acts almost every week who have never appeared on the playlist before. Joining that group this Saturday is Dottsy, the ‘70s songbird who had a pretty good few years on the country charts, and the Chuck Wagon Gang, one of the most venerable of all the gospel groups, who show up this time on a cut from a Columbia 78 rpm record released in 1940. It’s our Shellacked entry for the week, and it’s a dandy.
Also, Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies give us their version of what may be the most famous blues number of all, and a Texas fellow named Jimmy Lee Jones provides the glass-lifting song, thanks to our vinyl archeologist John Hamill. And check out the two degrees (or so) of separation between Billy Parker’s 1970 single “Nothing (But Our True True Love)” and SWING ON THIS stalwarts Carole and Jack Bender, the former artists and writers of the ALLEY OOP comic strip.
That and the usual lots more come your way Saturday at 7 p.m. Tulsa Time over radio station KWGS, 89.5 FM, live streaming at publicradiotulsa.org. Join us!
1. “I’ll Have Somebody Else,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
2. “Baby, That Would Sure Go Good,” Shelby Eicher w/Janet Rutland
3. “Must Not Be Drinkin’ Enough,”Jimmy Lee Jones
for JOHN HAMILL and the GLASS LIFTERS)
4. “St. Louis Blues,” Milton Brown and HIs Musical Brownies
5. “House of Blue Lights,” Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
(for NORMA HAMBRICK and MARK & JACKIE DARRAH)
7. “Nothing (But Our True True Love),” Billy Parker
(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)
8. “Lover’s Question,” Candy Noe
9. “Sweet Moments,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
(for A. SCOTT ARIZONA)
10. “San Antonio Rose,” Papa Theo McClellan and the Country Playboys
(for AP MCQUIDDY)
11. “I’ve Found A Hiding Place,” Chuck Wagon Gang
12. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” Hot Texas Swing Band
13. “Heart Attacks,” Leon McAuliffe
14, “I’ll Be Your San Antone Rose,” Dottsy
15. “Sagebrush Shuffle,” Adolph Hofner and His San Antonians
(for JOHN HOFF)