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.

 

SWING ON THIS

AIR DATE: 07 APRIL’12

1.  "Sugar Blues," Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
        (for GUY DeVERGES)
2.  "It's A Sin to Tell A Lie," Cow Bop
3.  "Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima," Hank Thompson
4.  "Women, Women, Women," Shelly Lee Alley and His Alley Cats
5.  "One Six Pack to Go," Asleep at the Wheel
        (for the BENDERS, BOB FJELDSTED, JAN, WAYNE, MARGE, DALE, and KAREN)
6.  "Shenandoah," Curly Lewis
7.  "My Horse Likes Accordion Music," Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys
8.  "Mean, Mean Mama (from Mina), Light Crust Doughboys
9.  "Somewhere, My Love," Jack Stidham and Keith Coleman
10. "Square Dance Rag," Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers
11. "Minor Imposition," Bordertown Bootleggers
        (for BARBARA MARTIN of WESTERN SWING MONTHLY)
12. "Rhumba Boogie," Spade Cooley
13. ""Domino Effect," Billy Mata and Texas Tradition
14. "Whatcha Gonna Do," Hi-Flyers
15. "Cool Water," Sons of the Pioneers
        (for CURLY LEWIS)

 

AIR DATE: 14 APRIL’12

1.  "Please Don't Leave Me," Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
2.  "Gone Away," Bill Anderson w/Oak Ridge Boys
3.  "Boogie Woogie Blues," Art Gunn and His Arizona Playboys
4.  "Trouble in Mind," Pine Valley Cosmonauts w/Jimmie Dale Gilmore
        (for MICHAEL BLOCK of the CHURCH STUDIO)
5.  "Drink the Barrel Dry," Bill Boyd
6.  "Lone Star Rag," Johnny Gimble and the Bosque Bandits
7.  "That's My Weakness Now," Hank Penny and Jaye P. Morgan
        (for JESSE MORRIS)
8.  "Milk Cow Blues," Billy Parker w/Johnnie Lee Wills
9.  "Dirty Dog," Jimmie Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys
        (for JIM KARSTEIN)
10. "Jersey Bounce," Bobby Luedders Band
11. "I Can't Dance (I Got Ants in My Pants)," Roy Newman and His Boys
12. "Hesitation Blues," Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys
        (for JOHN HAMILL)
13. "`Straighten Up and Fly Right," Rebecca Kilgore and James Mason
14. "Comin' Down the Pecos," Hoyle Nix
15. "Deep Water," Tommy Duncan

 

 

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