10 APRIL 2021

Saturday on SWING ON THIS, we celebrate one of the great ones — Meherrin, Virginia native and longtime Tulsa resident Roy Clark, born on April 15, 1933.         Roy, of course, was hardly confined to the western-swing genre — although he certainly did some good work… Read More »10 APRIL 2021

3 April 2021

This Saturday, as is our custom, artists represented on the SWING ON THIS playlist range from the familiar — Bob Wills, Hank Thompson, Asleep at the Wheel, etc. — to the undeservedly obscure, like Oscar Aleman and Donnie Rohrs, who otherwise have little in common… Read More »3 April 2021

27 March 2021

As western-swing fans know, Bob Wills and Milton Brown performed  together in a band out of Fort Worth called the Light Crust Doughboys, whose main purpose was to advertise the Burrus Mill’s Light Crust Flour. Brown left first to start his own band, followed shortly… Read More »27 March 2021

20 March 2021

Because Tulsa is — as I’m fond of saying on the show — the place where western swing grew up, each episode of SWING ON THIS is likely to feature a good number of artists from T-town and its environs.         This Saturday,… Read More »20 March 2021

13 March 2021

Over the past week or so, I’ve received brand-new CDs from two top contemporary western-swing acts: the Brazos Valley Boys and the Hot Texas Swing Band. Both of these terrific aggregations continue to help keep western swing alive, compelling, and viable, and you’ll be hearing a cut… Read More »13 March 2021

6 March 2021

Like many other western-swing numbers — especially those of the double-entendre variety —  “What’s the Matter with the Mill” has its origins in blues music. In fact, six years before Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys recorded their version (in 1936), Vocalion brought out the very first… Read More »6 March 2021

27 February 2021

 Regular listeners to SWING ON THIS will be able to tell that it’s a new show this Saturday night, as I apparently forgot pretty much everything about which CDs are in which players during my two weeks away from the studio. This will be painfully… Read More »27 February 2021

6 February 2021

This week, SWING ON THIS is privileged to be able to debut some tunes from the upcoming Brazos Valley Boys disc, SWINGIN’ OUR WAY.As western-swing fans know, the Brazos Valley Boys began as Hank Thompson’s band back around 1950 and continued with him until his 2007… Read More »6 February 2021

30 JANUARY 2021

1. “By An Old Water Mill by A Waterfall,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for STAN & JANE JOHNSON)2. “Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music,” Caravan Swing Band3. “Don’t Call Me from A Honky-Tonk,” Johnny & Judy Mosby(for BOB & VICKI FJELDSTED and the… Read More »30 JANUARY 2021

23 JANUARY 2021

1. “She’s Killin’ Me,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys2. “Wabash Cannonball,” Leon Russell(for ROBERT BLANCK and the COLORADO-BASED  LEON LIFERS)3. “Beer Drinkin’ Honky Tonkin’ Blues,” Billy Mize(for WES & JEANNIE BENGE and the GLASS LIFTERS and WAYNE MCCOMBS)4. “Give the World A Smile,” Hank… Read More »23 JANUARY 2021