Billy Mize coming to Bakersfield

The documentary “Billy Mize and The Bakersfield Sound” debuted at the L.A. Film Festival recently, but it’s really coming home on September 18, 2014.  On that day, it will make its Bakersfield debut at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace, likely to a sold-out crowd.  The film was a labor of love for its creator, Joe Saunders, and we got a chance to talk with Joe tonight about its journey.  If you are in a position to view it, we highly suggest you make that happen because, as with many films, a lot don’t make it to distribution and screenings are sometimes the only way to see them.  We wish Joe good luck with the future of his film.

Besides talking to Joe, we spun vinyl all night with a few exceptions.  Here’s the playlist and some clips.  Thanks for listening.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Ferlin Husky Freckles and Polliwog Days Freckles and Polliwog Days ABC
Waylon Jennings I’m A Ramblin’ Man The Ramblin’ Man RCA
Dwight Yoakam Dim Lights, Thick Smoke 3 Pears Warner Bros.
The Byrds Truck Stop Girl (Untitled) /(Unissued) Columbia/Legacy
Hank Thompson Honky Tonk Town A Six Pack to Go Capitol
Waylon Jennings Crazy Arms Ladies Love Outlaws RCA
Merle Haggard Stop The World And Let Me Off Big Sky Country CBS
Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days Midnight, California Midnight, California Well Worn Records
Billy Mize Solid Sender That’ll Flat Git It, Vol. 9 (DECCA) Bear Family Records GmbH
Jerry Lee Lewis Who Will Buy the Wine Jerry Lee Lewis Sun Record Company
Billy Mize Make It RAin Make It Rain CDBY
Rose Maddox Rusty Old Halo This Is Rose Maddox Arhoolie Records
Rose Maddox Dream Of The Miner’s Child This Is Rose Maddox Arhoolie Records
The International Submarine Band Luxury Liner Safe At Home Sundazed
Johnny Cash Ring of Fire Grand Old Country Columbia
Tammy Wynette and David Houston Hey Good Lookin’ Grand Old Country Columbia
Lefty Frizell I Never Go Around Mirrors The Legendary Lefty Frizell His Last Sessions MCA Records
Buck Owens Ruby Buck Owens’ Ruby & Other Bluegrass Specials Capitol
Buck Owens Ashes of Love Buck Owens’ Ruby & Other Bluegrass Specials Capitol
Rosie Flores and Albert Lee Heartbreak Train A Town South of Bakersfield Enigma
Gene Clark Is Yours Mine Collector’s Series: Early L.A. Sessions Colombia Records
The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones – 40 Licks ABKCO
Gary Stewart The Snuff Queen You’re Not the Woman You Used to Be MCA
Gary Stewart The Lesser of Two Evils You’re Not the Woman You Used to Be MCA
Wanda Jackson This Gun Don’t Care Capitol Country Anniversary Album Capitol
Lone Justice This World Is Not My Home This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 Omnivore Recordings
Lucinda Williams Dark Side Of Life A Town South of Bakersfield 2 Enigma Records
Claude King Little Buddy Tiger Woman Columbia
Gram Parsons We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes In the Morning GP Reprise
Wynn Stewart My Rosalie The Songs of Wynn Stewart Capitol Records
Dwight Yoakam Long Way To Go 3 Pears Warner Bros.
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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Truckin’ Along

If you follow this blog for Bakersfield and Beyond, you may have discovered that there is not always a lot of planning that goes into the shows. The main objective is to go in there and play great music that is associated in some way, shape or form, with the Bakersfield Sound. We think we do a pretty good job. Tonight was no exception. We kicked off the show with some new tracks from JP Harris and the Tough Choices new CD, Home is Where the Hurt Is – great job JP! Something from Chuck Prophet‘s new CD, a great California singer/songwriter who happens to be performing locally at Rancho Nicasio on Sunday, August 31. Rancho is a great local roadhouse and music venue not far from Point Reyes Station in the town of Nicasio. Worth a visit, fer sure.

Then we were off on songs about trucks. Hey, there are even MORE songs about trucks. Let’s make it a truck set! Oh, and since we were remiss about celebrating Don Rich’s birthday last week we played a few from Don.

Oops, we haven’t played many women this evening….time for some awesome Bakersfield sound tunes from the ladies.

Bakersfield and Beyond did not have a show during the recent on-air Summer Watershed Campaign, but it’s still going on! KWMR received a $10K generous matching grant and if you like the fact that this little radio station spins the Bakersfield Sound, show your appreciation with a donation and your dollars will be doubled.

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Hope you enjoyed the show!

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
JP Harris and the Tough Choices Home Is Where The Hurt Is Home Is Where the Hurt Is Cow Island Music
JP Harris and the Tough Choices Maria Home Is Where the Hurt Is Cow Island Music
Chuck Prophet They Don’t Know About Me and You Night Surfer Yep Roc Records
Ridley Bent The Most Beautiful Woman Around Wildcard Americana North
Bill Kirchin Truckstop At The End Of The World Seeds & Stems Proper Records
Red Simpson Hello I’m A Truck Hello I’m a Truck Gusto Records
Gram Parsons Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man Gram Parsons & the Fallen Angels: Live 1973 Warner Bros.
Buck Owens Truck Drivin’ Man Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Omnivore Recordings
Brian Regan Log Trucks Brian Regan Live Uproar
Red Meat Truck Drivin’ Man Live At The World’s Smallest Honky Tonk Ranchero Records
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash Truckstop In La Grange Walk Alone Texacali
Chris “Sugarballs” Sprague Truck Stop a Go Go Miles Away Spinout Records
Drive-By Truckers Carl Perkins’ Cadillac The Dirty South New West Records
Grateful Dead Truckin’ The Best Of Skeletons From The Closet Warner Bros.
JP Harris and the Tough Choices Truckstop Amphetamines Home Is Where the Hurt Is Cow Island Music
The Rolling Stones Far Away Eyes Some Girls Virgin Records
Beat Farmers Happy Boy Tales of the New West Rhino
Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino
The Jazz Butcher Bakersfield The Jazz Butcher’s Free Lunch Rev-Ola
Dwight Yoakam LITTLE SISTER Just Lookin’ for a Hit Warner 1061
Jerry Jeff Walker Shell Game Country & West Coast, the Birth of Country Rock ace
The Knitters Poor Little Critter On the Road Poor Little Critter on the Road Rhino/Slash
Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan T For Texas Songs From The Real America Swingin’ Pig Records
Don Rich The Race Is On Don Rich Sings George Jones Omnivore Recordings
Don Rich Buckersfield Breakdown That Fiddlin’ Man Omnivore Recordings
Don Rich Love Bug Don Rich Sings George Jones Omnivore Recordings
Don Rich Orange Blossom Special That Fiddlin’ Man Omnivore Recordings
Neko Case Twist The Knife Furnace Room Lullaby Anti/Epitaph
Neko Case Thrice All American Furnace Room Lullaby Anti/Epitaph
Lone Justice Sweet Sweet Baby (I’m Falling) Lone Justice Geffen Records
Wanda Jackson Shakin’ All Over The Party Ain’t Over Nonesuch
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

 

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