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Swing On This

Here are a couple of things you need to know about these playlists for the western-swing radio program Swing on This, airing at 7 p.m. on public-radio station KWGS (89.5 FM) in Tulsa and streaming at www.kwgs.com

First of all, it’s as exact as I can make it, given the circumstances. I start with the premise that I’ll be able to play 15 songs in the hour-long show. Sometimes I find myself with enough time to play another tune, or even two. Other times, I don’t. Very occasionally, a CD will hang up or a record skip, and I’ll have to quickly substitute something else.

Second, I’ve been known to take a kind of Zen approach from time to time, grabbing something in a fit of inspiration and sticking it in the middle of a show. I prize spontaneity as much as the next gazabo, especially when today’s commercial radio seems completely leached of it, but I promise to try and rein myself in, so that the following playlists can be as accurate as possible.

Thanks very much for listening. I welcome your comments and requests. The dedications listed below are to folks who’ve written about the show. I’m grateful to them, and to you.

26 NOVEMBER 2022

1. “White Heat,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2. “Old Fashioned Love,” Monica Taylor and Don White(for ROXANNA RITCHIE) 3. “Moonshine Blues/Rocket to the Moon,”

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19 NOVEMBER 2022

This week on SWING ON THIS, we’ve got more than the usual number of Bob Wills covers, done by a varied group of artists that

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12 NOVEMBER 2022

1. “Keep Knocking (But You Can’t Come In), Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2. “You Can Check on Me,” BIlly Parker (for CAROLE & JACK

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5 NOVEMBER 2022

Joe Frank Ferguson wasn’t only an accomplished bassist in Bob WIlls’ Texas Playboys during the late ‘30s — and, later, with the Leon McAuliffe-led Playboys

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29 OCTOBER 2022

Joe Frank Ferguson wasn’t only an accomplished bassist in Bob WIlls’ Texas Playboys during the late ‘30s — and, later, with the Leon McAuliffe-led Playboys

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22 OCTOBER 2022

1. I’m A Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for JACK & CAROLE BENDER) 2. “Perdido,” Rose Sinclair 3. “Honky Tonkin’,” Spade

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