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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23 NOVEMBER 2019

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JONY MCQUIDDY “Elmer’s Tune,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for CAROLE & JACK BENDER) “What’s the Matter with the Mill,” Hot Club of Cowtown…
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16 NOVEMBER 2019

SPOTLIGHTING LEON MCAULIFF(E) “Texas Plains,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Ten Years,” Texas Playboys w/Dierks Bentley “Honky Tonk Song,” Leon McAuliff (for ERNIE SMART JR. and the GLASS LIFTERS)…
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9 NOVEMBER 2019

GUESTS: BECKY HOBBS AND MICHELLE HONAKER “Old Fashioned Love,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “TULSA Straight Ahead,” Stonehorse & Friends w/Becky Hobbs “Cozy Inn,” Leon McAuliff (for BILL CORBETT…
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2 NOVEMBER 2019

SPOTLIGHTING MILTON BROWN AND HIS MUSICAL BROWNIES “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “I Dream of You Coming Home to Me,” Michael H. Price and His…
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26 OCTOBER 2019

SPOTLIGHTING BILLY JACK WILLS “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for BOBBY & JUDY KOEFER) “Crazy, Man, Crazy,” Billy Jack Wills and His Western…
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19 OCTOBER 2019

SPOTLIGHTING LUKE WILLS “Ida Red Likes the Boogie,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for MARY JO) “Blues in the Night,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters (for CAROLE…