Show #150 – Merle Haggard

April 6, 1937 is Merle Haggard’s birthday and tonight’s show was dedicated to Merle and the many years he has spent letting us listen to his music.  We played a bunch of Merle.  We played a bunch of folks who performed Merle’s songs.  And we played some music by Merle’s biggest influences:  Lefty Frizzell, Bob Wills, and Jimmie Rodgers.  And we played Merle singing songs written by his heroes.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Lefty Frizzell Always Late With Your Kisses I Love You a Thousand Ways Mocking Bird
Iris DeMent Mom & Dad’s Waltz My Life Warner 1061
Lefty Frizzell Sick, Sober and Sorry Look What Thoughts Will Do Sony/BMG
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Roly Poly The Essential Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Capitol
Jimmie Rodgers Blue Yodel #1 Train Whistle Blues Putlabel
Merle Haggard California Blues Merle Haggard, The Complete 60s Capitol Singles Omnivore Recordings
Merle Haggard Mama Tried Mama Tried Capitol Records
Waylon Jennings Bob Wills Is Still the King The Essential RCA
The Byrds Life in Prison Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens Just Between the Two of Us Just Between The Two Of Us King
Dave Alvin Kern River Tulare Dust Hightone
Charlie Pride A Shoulder to Cry on The Essential Charlie Pride Charlie Pride and Music City
Dwight Yoakam Holding Things Together Tulare Dust: A Songwriter’s Tribute To Merle Haggard Hightone
Merle Haggard Stop the World and Let Me Off Big Sky Country CBS
Joe Ely White Line Fever Tulare Dust – A Songwriters’ Tribute to Merle Haggard Hightone
Elvis Costello Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down Almost Blue Riviera Global Productions
John Doe and the Sadies Are the Good Times Really Over for Good Country Club Yep Roc Records
Lone Justice Working Man’s Blues This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 Omnivore Recordings
Merle Haggard (Medley) Devil Woman, I’m Movin’ On, Folsom Prison Blues, Jackson, Orange Blossom Special, Love’s Gonna Live Here Merle Haggard Takes Philadelphia – Live! Capitol
Johnny Cash I’m Leavin’ Now American III: Solitary Man American Recordings
Merle Haggard I’m an Old, Old Man If We Make it Through December Capitol
Rosie Flores Girl Haggard Once More With Feeling Rounder Records
The Flying Burrito Brothers Sing Me Back Home Hot Burritos! – The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972 A&M
Ben Haggard Mama tried Working Man’s Poet – A Tribute To Merle Haggard Broken Bow Records
Lefty Frizzell Life’s Like Poetry The Legendary Lefty Frizzell, His Last Sessions MCA
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Branded Man Bakersfield MCA Nashville
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin The Bottle Let Me Down Bakersfield MCA Nashville
John Doe I Can’t Hold Myself In Line Tulare Dust Hightone
International Submarine Band I Must Be Somebody Else You’ve Known Sacred Hearts and Fallen Angels Rhino
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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Show #149 – Celebrating Buck Owens

Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr – aka Buck Owens – passed away on March 25, 2006 after having his favorite dinner of chicken fried steak and taking the stage for one last performance at his Crystal Palace.  A performer to the end, he always did want to give the people who came to see him as good a show as he could muster.  And he didn’t disappoint on his last show.  Here’s to you Buck!

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
The Buckaroos Roll Your Own Roll Your Own Capitol
Buck Owens I’m Walking The Dog Honky Tonk Man: Buck Sings Country Classics Omnivore Recordings
Buck Owens Texas Tornado Buck Owens, The Warner Years Warner
The Beatles Act Naturally Help! Apple
The Derailers Sam’s Place Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
Dwight Yoakam Streets of Bakersfield Just Looking for a Hit Reprise
Johnny Paycheck Close All the Honky Tonks All Time Greatest Hits Goldenlane Records
John Fogerty I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me) The Blue Ridge Ranger Rides Again John Fogerty
Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings Love’s Gonna Live Here Outlaw Reunion Vol. 1 Unknown
Richard & Linda Thompson Together Again (Live) I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
Jeff Haskell Buckaroo Switched On Buck Master Classics Records
Johnny Paycheck A-11 All Time Greatest Hits Goldenlane Records
Dwight Yoakam only you Dwight Sings Buck New West Records Inc.
The Earps Made in Japan Buckle Up (A Tribute to Buck Owens) Big Bender Records
The Derailers Big in Vegas Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
The Stanley Brothers We’ll Be Sweathearts In Heaven The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers Columbia
Augie Meyers Open up your heart Alive and Well At Lake Taco El Sendero Records
Skeeter Davis Under Your Spell Again The Classic Decades Presents – Skeeter Davis Magnitude Records
Merle Haggard & The Strangers Where Does the Good Times Go Cornerstones: Sing Me Back Home capitol nashville
Barbara Streisand and Ray Charles Cryin’ Time Duets Sony
Jann Browne Hot dog Bucking Around Plan B Record
Mingo Saldivar Streets of Bakersfield Mingo Saldivar – 25 Golden Hits Hacienda Records
Bobby Darin Under Your Spell Again Your The Reason I’m Living Capitol Records
Mark Weber y Los Cuernos Waitin’ in Your Welfare Line Mexican-American Gothic Custom Recording Studio
Dwight Yoakam My heart skips a beat Dwight Sings Buck New West Records Inc.
The Buckaroos Bossa Nova Buckaroo Style Roll Your Own Capitol
Wanda Jackson This Gun Don’t Care Capitol Country Anniversary Album Capitol
Wanda Jackson Thunder On the Mountain Single Nonesuch
Merle Haggard Medley – Devil Woman, I’m Movin’ On, Folsom Prison Blues, Jackson, Orange Blossom Special, Love’s Gonna Live Here Merle Haggard Takes Philadelphia – Live! Capitol
Waylon Jennings Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way Dreaming My Dreams RCA
Waylon Jennings Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line The Best of Waylon Jennings RCA
Rank And File Amanda Ruth Sundown Slash Records
Bobbie Gentry Son Of A Preacher Man Round Up Capitol
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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