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.

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11 JULY 2020

1. “I’m A Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys2. “Skyball Paint,” Light Crust Doughboys3. “Honky Tonk Song,” Leon McAuliff(for BETTYE & GARY and the GLASS…
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4 July 2020

1. “Playboy Stomp,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for HERB ELLIOTT)2.  “Tulsa Time,” James Robert Webb3. “There’s A Tear in My Beer,” Hank Williams Jr. and Sr. (for DALE CLARK and the…
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26 JUNE 2020

1. “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for TOM BOMER)2. “River Stay Away from My Door,” Caravan Swing Band3. “Happy Hour at…
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20 JUNE 2020

1. “Worried Mind,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for SE EGAN) 2. “Main Street USA,” Red Dirt Rangers (for BRAD NEWMAN) 3. “Talk About A Party,” Roy Clark and…
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13 JUNE 2020

1. “Faded Love,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for RAY BINGHAM02. “Cool Water,” Cow Bop3. “Weekend Willie,” Willis Brothers(for BETTYE and GARY and the GLASS LIFTERS)4. “How High the Moon,”…
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6 JUNE 2020

1. “Moonlight and Roses,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for GARY PELUSO)2. “Gone Away,” Steve Ripley(for RICK REILEY and SUE ANN CHAPMAN)3. “I Got  Loaded,” Casey Van Beek and the…