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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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…
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30 MAY 2020

“Got A Letter from My Kid Today,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Diddy Wah Diddy,” Michael H. Price and His Western Swingmasters (for JODY BARR) “I Gotta Get Drunk,”…
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23 MAY 2020

GLAD TO BE BACK! “William Tell,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “In the Mood,” Caravan Swing Band (for JACK & CAROLE BENDER) “No Way to Drown A Memory,” Stoney…
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14 MARCH 2020

“My Confession,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (for CAROL) “I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me,” Herb Ellis (for JACK & CAROLE BENDER) “Black Jack and Water,”…