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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

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.

27 MAY 2023

1. “There’s Going to be a Party (for the Old Folks),” Bob Wills and HIs Texas Playboys (for LESTER VEITH) 2. “Remember Me,” Shelby Eicher(for TULSA

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20 MAY 2023

1. “That Hot Lick Fiddlin’ Man,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2. “Gone Away,” Steve Ripley(for CHARLENE RIPLEY and CAT MORGAN BURTON) 3. “I’m Drinking

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13 MAY 2023

1. “Blue Bonnet Lane,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for STEVE SCHULLER)2. “Cool As A Breeze,” Maryann Price3, :Tears Will be the Chaser for Your

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6 MAY 2023

1. “Honey, What You Gonna Do,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for DJ MORROW INGRAM) 2. “Honky Tonkin’,” Time Jumpers 3. “Driving Nails in My Coffin,”

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29 APRIL 2023

1. “Don’t Count Your Chickens,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for KEVIN C. HAYNES) 2. “Misty,” Rose Sinclair 3. “San Antonio Rose,” Sweet Megg and

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22 APRIL 2023

1. “Got A Letter from My Kid Today,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for KEVAN JAMES) 2. “It’s All Your Fault,” High, Wide, & Handsome(for

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