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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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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