Show #160 – Honky Tonkin’

Theme time again on Bakersfield & Beyond.  This time it was Honky Tonk:  songs featuring “honky tonk” some way in the title or songs that mentioned “honk tonk” in the lyrics.  And that’s what we did.  A celebration of the honky tonk.  The Wickipedia quick definition of “honky tonk” is a bar that also serves up a country music offering along side alcoholic beverages.  I would also consider bars that feature swinging jazz, blues, rock – anything foot stompin’ – to fall in the realm of the honkey tonk.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Talking Heads Nothing But Flowers (Lillywhite Mix) Naked Sire
Groove de Priaia Honkey Tonk Woman Bossa N Stones Music Brokers/PMB_
Preston Shannon Honky Tonk Midnight in Memphis Bullseye Blues
Hank Thompson Honky Tonk Girl At the Golden Nugget Nashville Catalog
Big House Honky Tonk With You Never Ending Train Big House Records
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys Honky Tonk Queen Rockin’ Big Sandy Hightone
Bill Kirchen Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods Proper American Recordings
Buck Owens Close up the Honky Tonks Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Omnivore Recordings
Elton John Honky Cat Greatest Hits Polydor
Hank Williams Honky Tonk Blues 24 of Hank Williams Greatest Hits Mercury
The Flying Burrito Brothers Honky Tonk Women Sleepless Nights Warner Brothers
Buck Owens Honky Tonk Man Honky Tonk Man: Buck Sings Country Classics Omnivore Recordings
Gary Stewart Honky-Tonkin’ The Essential Gary Stewart RCA
Hank Thompson Honky Tonk Town A Six Pack to Go Capitol
Jeremiah James Honky Tonk Heroes Are Gone Sounds Like Home Jeremiah James
Jim Lauderdale Honky Tonk Mood Again Country Superhits Vol. 1 Yep Roc
Eilen Jewell I’m a Honky Tonk Girl Butcher Holler: Tribute to Loretta Lynn Signature Sounds Recordings
David Frizzell I’m Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home The Very Best of David Frizzell Varese
Johnny Horton On a Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor On A Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor Columbia
Joe Diffie Honky Tonk Attitude Greatest Hits Epic/Nashville
Trace Adkins HonkyTonk Badonkadonk Trace Adkins EMD Int’l
Johnny Paycheck Close All the Honky Tonks Johnny Paycheck Golden Lane
Kitty Wells It Wasn’t God That Made Honky Tonk Angels #1 Country Hits Of The ’50s and ’60s Reader’s Digest Music
Merle Haggard Honky Tonk Nightime Man Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Capitol Records
Red Meat Honky Tonk Habit We Never Close Ranchero Records
Tom Armstrong This Honky Tonkin’ Life Wine Stained Heart Carswell
Tom Phillips & The Men of Constant Sorrow Hit Every Honky Tonk In Town Downtown Cowboy Independent
The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Woman Forty Licks ABKCO

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Show #159 – Buck Owens!

Edgar Alvis Owens, Jr. would have celebrated his birthday his 86th birthday August 12, 2015.  To celebrate with fans of Buck Owens, we dedicated our 2 hours of Bakersfield & Beyond yesterday to his music.  Songs he sang, songs he wrote, tribute songs to Buck, songs evoking his spirit.  We hope we did his memory justice.  Here’s the playlist and some clips of Buck performing.  Because performing is what drove Buck.

 

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Highway 99 Out In California Hightone Records
Dallas Wayne Bouncin’ Beer Cans Off the Jukebox Here I Am In Dallas Shout!
Dan Bern Merle, Hank & Johnny Hoodie Dan Bern
Dwight Yoakam My heart skips a beat Dwight Sings Buck New West Records Inc.
Corky Jones (aka. Buck Owens) Rhythm and Booze The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
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
Buck Owens Rocks in My Head Buck Owens and his Backaroos, Your Tender Loving Care Capitol
The Beatles Act Naturally Help! Apple
Bobby Darin Under Your Spell Again Your The Reason I’m Living Capitol Records
The Derailers Big in Vegas Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
Richard and Linda Thompson Together again I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight Island Remasters
Dwight Yoakam Streets of Bakersfield (with Buck Owens) The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam Reprise
Augie Meyers Open up your heart Alive and Well At Lake Taco El Sendero Records
Barbara Streisand and Ray Charles Crying Time Duets Sony
The Earps Made in Japan Buckle Up Big Bender Records
Buck Owens Ruby Are You Mad? Ruby Capitol Records
Fuzzy Owen Yer Fer Me The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Jann Browne Hot dog Bucking Around Plan B Record
The Flying Burrito Brothers Together again 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Flying Burrito Brothers A&M
Rolling Stones Girl With Faraway Eyes Some Girls Atlantic
Skeeter Davis Under Your Spell Again The Classic Decades Presents – Skeeter Davis Magnitude Records
Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings Loves Gonna Live Here Outlaw Reunion, Volume 1 Craze Productions
Merle Haggard Falling For You The Complete ’60s Capitol Singles Omnivore
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Foolin’ Around Bakersfield MCA Nashville
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos House of Memories Your Tender Loving Care Capitol
John Fogerty I Don’t Care, Just As Long As You Love Me The Blue Ridge Rangers Ride Again Verve Forecast
Jeff Haskell Buckaroo Switched On Buck Master Classics Records
Dwight Yoakam Only You Dwight Sings Buck New West Records Inc.
Johnny Paycheck A -11 Johnny Paycheck’s Greatest Hits Little Darlin’
Buck Owens I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection Rhino

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