Playlists

18 SEPTEMBER 2021

Although their duties have changed a bit over the years, the A&R (artists and repertoire) people at record labels are generally responsible for overseeing recording sessions and suggesting songs to be recorded by an act. In the pre-Internet days, they exerted a tremendous amount of… Read More »18 SEPTEMBER 2021

11 SEPTEMBER 2021

This week on SWING ON THIS, the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, andcomposer Shelby Eicher drops by Studio D, where we play a couple of songs from the Tulsa Playboy CD and he gives us some nice backstory. Other attractions this time around include a return of the Sweet Violet… Read More »11 SEPTEMBER 2021

4 SEPTEMBER 2021

There’s maybe even a little more variety than usual — and that’s saying something — on this Saturday’s installment of SWING ON THIS. For instance: How about Clyde McPhatter’s greatest chart hit, nicely reinterpreted by Candy Noe? Or a famous Cab Calloway big-band tune given the… Read More »4 SEPTEMBER 2021

28 AUGUST 2021

This Sunday at the Cain’s Ballroom, the Brazos Valley Boys celebrate their 75th anniversary, as well as the 70th anniversary of their former boss’s first big hit, “Wild Side of Life.” That man, of course, was Hank Thompson, who I think is one of the… Read More »28 AUGUST 2021

21 AUGUST 2021

This Saturday on SWING ON THIS, my special in-studio guest is Morey Sullivan, leader of the Brazos Valley Boys, who’ll be celebrating their 75th anniversary with a big Cain’s Ballroom CD release party on Sunday, August 29. From 1946 on, the Brazos Valley Boys were… Read More »21 AUGUST 2021

14 AUGUST 2021

This Saturday on SWING ON THIS, you’ll find a couple of Oklahoma western-swing stars in unexpected places: Eldon Shamblin as a lead vocalist and Jesse Ashlock playing his fiddle with someone other than Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.    Also, by popular demand, Rocky Bill Ford… Read More »14 AUGUST 2021

7 AUGUST 2021

If you know your Oklahoma performers, you probably know Kay Starr, the 1940s and ‘50s pop-music hitmaker from Dougherty. And if you REALLY know your Oklahoma performers, you may be acquainted with the work of Spencerville’s Rocky Bill Ford. We’ve got ‘em both on the… Read More »7 AUGUST 2021

30 JULY 2021

Regular — or even semi-regular — listeners to SWING ON THIS know that while the emphasis will always be on western swing and cowboy jazz, I have a tendency to wander somewhat far afield from time to time, especially when I find a tune that’s… Read More »30 JULY 2021

24 JULY 2021

I’ll tell you what: I’m more than ready for another live broadcast of  SWING ON THIS from the legendary home of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, the Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hope you are, too, because that’s just what’ll be coming your way this Saturday at 7 p.m., as I… Read More »24 JULY 2021

17 JULY 2021

This Saturday, SWING ON THIS digs a little deeper than usual into the “western” side of western-swing music, with tunes from, among others,  Johnny Bond and the Willis Brothers and Jack Guthrie — all Okies, by the way. There’s also Ole Rasmussen and His Cornhuskers… Read More »17 JULY 2021