Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr.

Buck Owens born Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr., born August 12, 1929 and celebrated tonight on Bakersfield & Beyond.  Because KWMR streams its music over the internet, there are some rules placed on the station about how many songs by any one artist we can play in any given two hour period.  In particular, we can’t play any more than 4 songs by any artist, not more than 3 from any one album, and not more than 3 in a row.  That might be a tough one to follow if one is trying to put together a 2 hour tribute show to Buck Owens.  However, there are so many musicians who have covered Buck Owens’ songs, so many musicians who performed or wrote songs that Buck would go on to popularize, and then you discover that 2 hours is simply not enough time to honor the man.  Check out the playlist and see for yourself the range of artists who have been under the influence of Buck.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Dwight Yoakam My Heart Skips A Beat Dwight Sings Buck New West Records Inc.
The Derailers Under The Influence Of Love Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
The Stanley Brothers We’ll be Sweethearts in Heaven The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers Columbia
The Derailers Sam’s Place Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
Johnny Paycheck Close All The Honky Tonks All Time Greatest Hits Goldenlane Records
Dwight Yoakam Only You Dwight Sings Buck New West Records Inc.
The Derailers Big In Vegas Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
Red Meat Deep Water 13 Ranchero Records
Wanda Jackson Funnel Of Love Wanda Rocks Bear Family Records
Red Meat Pretty Little Lights of Town We Never Close Ranchero Records
Wanda Jackson Mean Mean Man Vintage Collections Nashville Catalog
Buck Owens & Dwight Yoakam Streets Of Bakersfield Buck Owens, The Warner Brothers Recordings Warner Brothers
Augie Meyers Open Up Your Heart Alive and Well At Lake Taco El Sendero Records
Barbara Streisand and Ray Charles Crying Time Duets Sony
Bobby Darin Under Your Spell Again Your The Reason I’m Living Capitol Records
Carolina Chocolate Drops Ruby Are You Mad At Your Man Leaving Eden Nonesuch
Doyle Holly Sam’s Place Together Again OMS Records
The Earps Made In Japan Buckle Up Big Bender Records
Jann Browne HOT DOG Bucking Around Plan B Record
Jeff Haskell Buckaroo Switched On Buck Master Classics Records
John Fogerty I Don’t Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) The Blue Ridge Ranger Rides Again John Fogerty
Johnny Paycheck A-11 17 Hits Gusto Records
Beatles Act Naturally Help! Apple
Mark Weber y Los Cuernos Waitin’ In Your Welfare Line Mexican-American Gothic Custom Recording Studio
Mingo Saldivar Streets Of Bakersfield Mingo Saldivar – 25 Golden Hits Hacienda Records
Richard and Linda Thompson Together Again I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight Island Remasters
Skeeter Davis Under Your Spell Again The Classic Decades Presents – Skeeter Davis Magnitude Records
Buck Owens Lady Madonna The Warner Brothers Recordings Warner Bros.
Buck Owens I’ve Got a Tiger by Tail 21 # 1 Hits Rhino Records
Buck Owens How Come My Dog Don’t Bark The Warner Bros. Recordings Warner Bros
Merle Haggard and the Strangers Where Does the Good Times Go Cornerstones: Sing Me Back Home Nashville Catalog
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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Yep, we had a show tonight

If there was a theme to tonight’s show, it’s escaped us.  As per usual, we trudged into KWMR’s studio A with two boxes of CDs (leaving the vinyl in Amanda’s office) and dug right in.  First with some great new stuff from Shooter Jennings, some old stuff, and a new to us artist that we really dug.  Got turned on today to the band Wrinkled Neck Mules out of Virginia and Texas.  They’ve got some great not-quite-Bakersfield albums, so they’ll get categorized in the Beyond section.  Super cool sound, though.  Check them out.  As for the rest of the playlist, a lot of favorites.

And a big happy birthday to our friend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – 83 years young tomorrow.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Hank Williams III Okie From Muskogee Ramblin’ Man Curb Records, Inc.
Shooter Jennings She Still Thinks I Care Don’t Wait Up (For George) BCR Nashville
Don Rich Comb Her Hair Don Rich Sings George Jones Omnivore Recordings
George Jones The Race Is On George Jones, The Complete United Artist Solo Singles Omnivore Recordings
Waylon Jennings Ride Me Down Easy Honky Tonk Heroes RCA Records Label Nashville
Sturgill Simpson The Promise Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Loose Music
JP Harris and the Tough Choices Badly Bent I’ll Keep Calling Cow Island Music
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women California’s Burning Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Roc
Dwight Yoakam Long Way To Go 3 Pears Warner Bros.
Tim Grimm King of the Folksingers The Turning Point Cavalier Recordings
My Darling Clementine Going Back To Memphis How Do You Plead? Five Head Entertainment
Suzy Bogguss Silver Wings Lucky Loyal Duchess Records
Dwight Yoakam Always Late With Your Kisses Live From Austin TX New West Records
Buck Owens I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Omnivore Recordings
Loretta Lynn Women’s Prison Van Lear Rose Interscope Records
Jerry Miller Slaughter On Roosevelt Boulevard New Road Under My Wheels Signature Sounds Recordings
Eilen Jewell You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man) Butcher Holler: Tribute to Loretta Lynn Signature Sounds Recordings
Wrinkle Neck Mules Chemical Dependence The Wicks Have Met Lower 40 Records
Wrinkle Neck Mules Cadillac Limousine The Wicks Have Met Lower 40 Records
Moot Davis Fade to Gold Man About Town Highway Kind Records, LLC
RJ Jones and the Buckaroos It Might As Well Have Rained Bakersfield Neon Country Rio Nuevo Records
Shooter Jennings Living In A Minor Key Don’t Wait Up (For George) BCR Nashville
The Byrds Hickory Wind Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
Nashville West Mental Revenge Nashville West Featuring Clarence White Microwerks
Jan Paxton She’s Taken Everything Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Bakersfield s Big Guitars Hugh’s Brew Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Wynn Stewart Three Cheers For The Loser The Very Best of Wynn Stewart 1958-1962 Masters International
Poco You Better Think Twice Country & West Coast The Birth of Country Rock Big Beat
Homer Joy Okie Road Someday It’ll Be Country FSP First Stone Productions
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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