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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.

28 JANUARY 2023

1. “Oklahoma Rag,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for BRETT DANIEL) 2, “Cowboy Man,” Lyle Lovett(for CAROLE BENDER and JANIS WOOLEY) 3. “Sick, Sober and

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21 JANUARY 2023

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MONICA TAYLOR AND SHELBY EICHER 1. “You’re Okay,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2. “Corrine, Corrina,” Tulsa Playboys w/Vince Gill &

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14 JANUARY 2023

1. “I Can’t be Satisfied,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for LINDA MEYER ROTHER) 2. “Destination Catoosa,” Becky Hobbs 3. “It Ain’t Far to the Bar,”

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7 JANUARY 2023

1. “Wang Wang Blues,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for KENNY JACKSON) 2. “Beyond the Blue Horizon,” Michael Nesmith and the First National Band(for SUE

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31 DECEMBER 2022

1. “So Let’s Rock,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for DARRELL MAHONE) 2. “I Get A Happy Feeling,” Billy Parker(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER) 3.

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24 DECEMBER 2022

1. “Santa’s on His Way,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2. “A New Christmas Memory,” Luigi Balletto(for LUIGI & ANN) 3. “Santa Likes to Boogie,”

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