Show #179 – Random Show

Going into tonight without a set plan.  Yes, Guy Clark recently passed away and we could have done a bit to commemorate his music, but honestly, neither of us are very familiar with Mr. Clark.  After his death, we did find out that he was really a songwriter’s songwriter.  One of the songwriters who other songwriters hold in high esteem.  He wasn’t really involved with the Bakersfield Sound, but, was separated by probably one or two degrees.  Maybe we’ll learn more about him and get into his music at some future show.

What we did do was play a set of music chosen at random by a computer based on past playlists because, well, we both have been pretty dang busy with our day jobs.  We thought it was a good show.  We dug the music.  Hope y’all did too.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
77 El Deora My Old Address Book Sirens Western Independent Recordings
Lefty Frizzell You Want Everything But Me Look What Thoughts Will Do Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Speedy West Speedin’ West Speedy West (feat. Jimmy Bryant): There’s Gonna Be a Party… Jasmine Records
Mekons Chivalry Fear and Whiskey Quarterstick Records
Bobby Bare Drop Kick Me Jesus 20 Greatest Hits Gusto Records
Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell: See You There Surfdog
Glenn Hansard and Marketa Irglova I’m Not There I’M Not There Columbia
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Branded Man Bakersfield MCA Nashville
Red Meat Kiss the Children Live At The World’s Smallest Honky Tonk Ranchero Records
Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings Suspicious Minds Wanted! Outlaws BMG Entertainment
Doyle Holly Sam’s Place Together Again OMS Records
Tommy Collins Whatcha Gonna Do Now The Best of Tommy Collins Curb Records
Lefty Fizzell Always Late (With Your Kisses) 25 No.1 Country Hits (1951-1953) Vol. 3 Nostalga Records
The Knitters Someone Like You Poor Little Critter on the Road Rhino/Slash
Dwight Yoakam Understand Your Man Kindred Spirits – A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash Luck Dog
Merle Haggard Sing Me Back Home Best of Merle Haggard EMI
Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash If I Were A Carpenter The Essential Johnny Cash Columbia
Gary Stewart Honky Tonkin Gary Stewart: The Essential RLG
Son Volt Drown Trace Warner Bros.
John Doe & The Sadies ’til I Get It Right Country Club Yep Roc Records
Eagles Take It Easy Greatest Hits Elektra Records
Shelby Lynne I walk the Line Cash Covered MOJO
Don Rich White Lightning Don Rich Sings George Jones Omnivore Recordings
Merle Haggard Kern River Blues Single Hagg Records LLC
Blackie Farrell Jim Donny’s Gold Cold Country Blues Drifter Music
John Doe Go Baby Go The Westerner Cool Rock Records
John Doe Alone in Arizona The Westerner Cool Rock Records
The Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino
Ruby Dee and The Snake Handlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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Show #178 – Fire In Ft. McMurray

We start off every show with Canadian artist Tim Hus’ song “Bakersfield Music.”  The opening lines are:

Sittin’ in a bar in Ft. McMurray
Buck, and Merle, and me
The music on the jukebox
Brings us to Bakersfield
For every round there’s another town
And a barroom crowd somewhere
We’re all wishin’ we were long gone
And they’re wishin’ they were here

When I first heard of the devastating wildfires in Canada earlier this week, and more specifically, in Ft. McMurray, I felt a bit of the pain.  After 178 Bakersfield & Beyond shows and hearing that song, it felt like we had been sitting in a bar in Ft. McMurray too.  It’s part of us after seven years.  So, tonight’s show featured Canadian musicians, songs by Canadian songwriters, bands from Canada, you get the idea.  We wanted to celebrate Canada and express our sympathies with those who are displaced from the fires in Ft. McMurray.  This show was for y’all.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Neil Young Southern Man After The Gold Rush Reprise
Janis Martin I Don’t Hurt Anymore The Female Elvis – Complete Recordings 1956-60 Bear Family Records GmbH
Tom Phillips & The Men of Constant Sorrow Play Hank Williams ‘Till I Die Downtown Cowboy Independent
k.d. Lang Luck In My Eyes Absolute Torch and Twang Sire
The Band The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down The Best of the Band Capitol
Lindi Ortega Cigarettes & Truckstops Cigarettes & Truckstops Last Gang
Tim Hus Cattlerack Cadillac Bush Pilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
The Deep Dark Woods Back Alley Blues The Place I Left Behind SUGAR HILL
Johnny Cash duet with Waylon Jennings I’m Movin’ On Out Among The Stars Sony Music Entertainment
The Sadies Another Year Again Darker Circles Yep Roc
Cowboy Junkies I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry The Trinity Sessions RCA
Luther Wright & The Wrongs Comfortably Numb Rebuild the Wall Snakeye Muzak
Neko Case If You Knew The Tigers Have Spoken Anti/Epitaph
Neko Case Soulful Shade of Blue The Tigers Have Spoken Anti/Epitaph
Reggae Cowboys Reggae Rodeo Stone Ranger Tumbleweed Records
Gordon Lightfoot Early Morning Rain The United Artists Collection Capitol Records
The Guess Who American Woman Greatest Hits RCA Records Label
Johnny Cash I’ve Been Everywhere Unchained American Recordings
K.d. Lang Honky Tonk Angels Medley Shadowland Sire
Neil Young From Hank to Hendrix Harvest Moon Reprise
John Doe & The Sadies (Now And Then) There’s A Fool Such As I Country Club Yep Roc Records
The Knitters Born To Be Wild The Modern Sounds of The Knitters Universal Music
Dwight Yoakam (with k.d. lang) Sin City Just Lookin’ For A Hit Warner
Rush Closer To The Heart A Farewell to Kings Island Def Jam
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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