Show #184 – Gary S. Paxton

Gary Sanford Paxton (born Larry Wayne Stevens; May 18, 1939 – July 17, 2016) was an American record producer, recording artist, and Grammy and Dove Award winning songwriter. Paxton was a member of Skip & Flip and The Hollywood Argyles and was the producer of two number one Billboard Hot 100 singles, “Alley Oop” for The Hollywood Argyles in 1960 and “Monster Mash” for Bobby “Boris” Pickett in 1962. (Wikipedia)

We paid tribute to Gary S. Paxton in the second hour of Bakersfield and Beyond tonight. He has been sort of a scary dude to me. I wanted to reach out to him in Branson, MO to see if he would chat with us, but I was a little bit afraid. He has a crazy story, that I think is best captured in this article LINK in the Washington Post. He has a crazy story and the tunes are great. For two weeks from 7/28/16 you can listen to the archive of the show HERE. check it out, and once it expires you can check out the playlist for the show and find the tunes where you can.

 

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Lone Justice Soap, Soup and Salvation This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 Omnivore Recordings
Dwight Yoakam Take Hold of My Hand 3 Pears Warner Bros.
Merle Haggard You Don’t Have Very Far To Go Big City CBS Inc
Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days How Am I Supposed to Live (Without You) Midnight, California Well Worn Records
The Flying Burrito Brothers Christine’s Tune The Gilded Palace of Sin 4 Men With Beards
Waylon Jennings Something’s Wrong in California The Best of Waylon Jennings RCA
Waylon Jennings Gentle On My Mind Country Giants Vol. 5 RCA
Wynn Stewart The Tourist It’s Such A Pretty World Today Capitol
Buck Owens Rollin’ in my Sweet Baby’s Arms Ruby Capitol Records
Rose Maddox Philadelphia Lawyer This Is Rose Maddox (With the Vern Williams Band) Arhoolie Records
Gary Stewart Caffeine, Nicotine, Benzedrine You’re Not the Woman You Used to Be MCA
Hank Thompson Honky Tonk Girl Hank Thompson at The Golden Nugget Capitol
Merle Haggard Mama Tried Mama Tried Capitol Records
Merle Haggard I’m an Old, Old Man If We Make it Through December Capitol
Skip & Flip Cherry Pie The Best of Skip & Flip Black Sheep Music
Skip & Flip It Was I The Best of Skip & Flip Black Sheep Music
The Hollywood Argyles Alley Oop Alley Oop – The Very Best Of Master Classics Records
The Association Cherish Best of The Association Unequal Halves
Renfro & Jackson Elephant Game Part 1 Hollywood Maverick: The Gary S Paxton Story Ace Records
Tommy Roe Dizzy Tommy Roe Greatest Hits MCA
Gary S. Paxton Bummer Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Don Gibson Woman (Sensuous Woman) Don Gibson All Time Greatest Hits RCA
Gary S. Paxton Half A Much Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Jan Paxton She’s Taken Everything Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Gary S. Paxton He Was There All The Time Astonishing, Outrageous, Amazing, Incredible, Unbelievable, Different World of Gary S. Paxton THE GARPAX / BRANSON MUSIC GROUP, INC.
Gary S. Paxton Will There Be Hippies In Heaven Terminally Weird But Godly Right THE GARPAX / BRANSON MUSIC GROUP, INC.
Gary S. Paxton Bakersfield Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records

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Show #183 – Billy The Kid

July 14, 1881, one William H. Bonny was killed by Pat Garrett after the kid escaped from Garrett’s jail while waiting to hang for killing two of Garrett’s deputies.  William probably would have fast faded from memory if the nickname Billy The Kid hadn’t been given to him.  Billy The Kid.  Everyone knows that name.  Every kid who played with toy pistols growing up during the boomer years knew that name.  And on he lived through kid’s imaginations and in song.  And it’s by song that we recognized this tragic character who died at the age of 21.  Live fast, die young.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Merle Haggard Hungry Eyes The Complete ’60s Capitol Singles Omnivore
Don Rich The Race is On Don Rich Sings George Jones Omnivore Recordings
Buck Owens How Long Will My Baby Be Gone Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Omnivore Recordings
Ferlin Husky I Feel Better All Over The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 – 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Recordings
Bill Woods Go Crazy Man The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Recordings
Fuzzy Owen Yer Fer Me The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 – 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Cousin Herb Henson Up The Path And In My Door The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Dallas Frazier Can’t Go On The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1: 1950s & 60s Boppers and Rockers from “Nashville West” Bear Family Records
Merle Haggard Skidrow The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 – 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Dave Gleason Look At the Way You’ve Become Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days Just Fall to Pieces Well Worn Records
Trevor McSpadden One Tear at a Time The Only Way Chaparral Street Music
Dave Gleason Blue Side of the World Turn and Fade 326 Records
Trevor McSpadden The Only Way The Only Way Chaparral Street Music
Marty Robbins Billy The Kid Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Sony Music Entertainment
Ry Cooder Billy The Kid The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed Warner Brothers
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Billy The Kid Echo Warner Brothers
Charlie Daniels Billy The Kid The Roots Remain Sony
Woody Guthrie Billy The Kid Buffalo Skinners: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 4 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Paul Westerberg Fugitive Kind Suicaine Gratification Capitol Records
Billy Joel The Ballad of Billy The Kid The Piano Man Sony
Kris Kristofferson Shandie The Essential Kris Kristofferson Columbia/Legacy
Bob Dylan She’s Your Lover Now The Bootleg Series, Best of the Original Mono Recordings. 1-3 (Rare and Unreleased) 1961-1991 Columbia
Confederate Railroad Still One Outlaw Left Unleashed Audium
Steve Miller Band Gangster of Love Sailor Capitol
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott Me And Billy The Kid with Peter Rowan Friends of Mine Shout!
Bon Jovi Blaze of Glory Cross Road Mercury

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