Playlists

17 SEPTEMBER 2022

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… Read More »17 SEPTEMBER 2022

10 SEPTEMBER 2022

Last week on SWING ON THIS, I wandered fairly far outside the lines again, playing a cut from a 1976 concept album called CLASSICAL COUNTRY, perpetrated by the well-known producer/musician Snuff Garrett and a bunch of really good session players under the name Snuff Garrett’s Texas… Read More »10 SEPTEMBER 2022

3 SEPTEMBER 2022

Last week on SWING ON THIS, I wandered fairly far outside the lines again, playing a cut from a 1976 concept album called CLASSICAL COUNTRY, perpetrated by the well-known producer/musician Snuff Garrett and a bunch of really good session players under the name Snuff Garrett’s… Read More »3 SEPTEMBER 2022

20 AUGUST 2022

Although a case could probably be made for steel-guitarist and future bandleader Leon McAuliffe, Tommy Duncan was the most high-profile of all Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys of the ‘30s and ‘40s — next to Bob himself, of course. His easygoing and warm vocal style, which… Read More »20 AUGUST 2022

13 AUGUST 2022

From the feedback I’ve been getting for SWING ON THIS, a couple of artists many of you love to hear are Michael Nesmith, the almost criminally lowballed pioneer of California country-rock, and the great Texas songwriter Cindy Walker. Well, this week, how about a song… Read More »13 AUGUST 2022

6 AUGUST 2022

This week on SWING ON THIS, a version of the Western-swing standard “Bring It on Down to My House” like you’ve never heard before, by a ‘60s artist that Scott Gregory and I have featured on our HIDDEN SIXTIES specials a few times. You may… Read More »6 AUGUST 2022

30 JULY 2022

I’m not exactly sure why, and it doesn’t happen very often, but for some reason or other I’ve got a preponderance of songs about Texas on this week’s edition of SWING ON THIS. They come to you courtesy of Bob Wills and his brother Johnnie… Read More »30 JULY 2022

23 JULY 2022

 The votes are in, and “Shellacked,” the new SWING ON THIS feature that offers a weekly tune direct from the original 78 rpm shellac record, looks like a hit. For Saturday’s show, we’ll actually start off with the “Shellacked” entry for the week: 1947’s “Rose… Read More »23 JULY 2022