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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2 JANUARY 2021

1, :Who Walks in When I Walk out,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys2. “Boogie Back to Texas,” Asleep at the Wheel(for CHRIS BURTON)3, “Chug-A-Lug,” Roger Miller(for WAYNE MCCOMBS, SE…
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26 DECEMBER 2020

1. “Osage Stomp,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys2. “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” Billy Parker(for CAROLE & JACK BENDER)3. “I’m A Honky Tonk Girl,” Loretta Lynn(for WAYNE MCCOMBS and…
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19 DECEMBER 2020

1. “Empty Chair at the Christmas Table,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for KIT SPRAGUE)2. “Swan Lake Christmas,” Nokie Edwards and the Light Crust Doughboys3. “Let It Snow,” Bob Wills’…
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12 DECEMBER 2020

1. “Red Hot Gal of Mine,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for CLARKE & BETH WRIGHT)2. “Don’t Blame It All on Alcohol,” Hugh X. Lewis(for BILL CORBETT and the GLASS…
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1. “Limehouse Blues,” Bob Wills 2. “Time Changes Everything,” Billy Parker 3. “Bar Room Habits,” Wayne Kemp(for SAM & PAULA BARRETT and WAYNE MCCOMBS and the GLASS LIFTERS) 4. “Give Back…
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28 NOVEMBER 2020

1. “Rosetta,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys(for JOHN LISSAU)2. “Gonna Buy Me A Dog,” Jim Paul Blair3. “Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine,” Wanda Jackson(for WAYNE MCCOMBS,…