Show #196 – Bakersfield Hall of Fame

A few months after we started this show in 2009, we, with our spouses, made the trek to Bakersfield to see Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women at Fishlips.  We also caught the Buckaroos at the Crystal Palace while eating chicken fried steak as big as a dinner plate.  We also were invited to check out the ASR – a state of the art recording studio in Bakersfield.  During our last show, we learned from Robert Price that the ASR building was purchased and now houses the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame.  The inaugural class of inductees is going to be inducted on January 27.  The inaugural class includes:  Billy Mize, Buck Owens, Bonnie Owens, Merle Haggard, and Red Simpson.  These artist’s music was our theme tonight.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Sunday Valley Oh Sarah Sunday Valley Self Produced
Sturgill Simpson Oh Sarah A Sailor’s Guide to Earth Atlantic Records
Merle Haggard Mama Tried Mama Tried Capitol Records
Merle Haggard Shade Tree Fix-It Man Merle Haggard, The Complete 60s Capitol Singles Omnivore Recordings
Red Simpson I’m A Truck The Best of Red Simpson Razor & Tie
Red Simpson Motivatin’ Man The Best of Red Simpson Razor & Tie
Merle Haggard & Bonnie Owens I Wanta Live Again That Makes Two of Us Pickwick / Capitol
Merle Haggard & Bonnie Owens Forever and Ever That Makes Two of Us Pickwick / Capitol
Billy Mize Solid Sender The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 – 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Billy Mize Planet Named Desire The Other Side of Bakersfield: 1950’s &60’s Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Vol. 2 Bear Family Records GmbH
Dennis Payne The Conscience of You Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Rusty Dean Saturday Satan Sunday Saint Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
The Byrds You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere Sweetheart of The Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
The Byrds I Am A Pilgrim Sweetheart of The Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
Buck Owens Down, Down, Down Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Omnivore Recordings
Buck Owens Act Naturally Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Omnivore
Wanda Jackson I Gotta Know Vintage Collection Capitol
Wanda Jackson Silver Threads and Golden Needles Vintage Collections Nashville Catalog
Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers Can You Spare a Match? Little Black Heart Catty Town Records
Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers All Knocked Up Little Black Heart Catty Town Records
Elvis Costello & The Attractions I’m Your Toy Almost Blue Riviera Global Productions
Elvis Costello & The Attractions Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down Almost Blue Riviera Global Productions
Joe Ely White Line Fever Tulare Dust: A Songwriter’s Tribute to Merle Haggard HIGHTONE
Rosie Flores My Own Kind of Hat Tulare Dust: A Songwriter’s Tribute to Merle Haggard HIGHTONE
Lone Justice After the Flood Lone Justice Geffen Records
Lone Justice Ways to Be Wicked Lone Justice Geffen Records
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Branded Man Bakersfield MCA Nashville
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Together again Bakersfield MCA Nashville
Waylon Jennings Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way Dreaming My Dreams RCA
Waylon Jennings Waymore’s Blues Dreaming My Dreams RCA
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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Show #195 – So Long 2016, Hello 2017!

With the help of our buddy Robert Price from Bakersfield, we ended 2016 with our 195th show. Robert is the Editor of the Bakersfield Californian newspaper and the author of “The Bakersfield Sound, How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized Music.” We are tickled since Robert found it in his heart to include “Bakersfield and Beyond” in this publication. It is in its third printing and has been picked up by Heyday Press for this printing. For a self-published book, it has done incredibly well.

It was a fun evening of song and banter on KWMR. Happy New Year from Amanda and Mike! And remember, “take it easy.”

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin The Bottle Let Me Down Bakersfield MCA Nashville
Big House Guitars & Whiskey Never Ending Train Big House Records
Dave Howe A Face for Radio A Face for Radio Self
Buck Owens Streets of Bakersfield Buck Owens Collection Rhino
Dwight Yoakam Close up the Honky Tonks Dwight Sings Buck New West Records Inc.
Merle Haggard Kern River Down Every Road Capitol
Merle Haggard If we make it through December Hag – The Best of Merle Haggard Capitol Nashville
Tom Russell Tulare Dust Tulare Dust, a songwriters tribute to merle haggard Hightone Records
Chris Hillman Bakersfield Bound Bakersfield Bound Sugarhill
Tammy Wynette Apartment #9 Tammy Wynette Superhits Vol. 2 Sony/BMG
Kathy Kennedy Garrison The 4:05 Blues Single Self
The Maddox Brothers and Rose Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud Loud Music Live – On the Radio Arhoolie Records
The Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino
The Jazz Butcher Bakersfield The Jazz Butcher’s Free Lunch Rev-Ola
Reggae Cowboys Reggae Rodeo Rock Steady Rodeo Tumbleweed
The Councilmen Boxcar Sermon The Councilmen The Councilmen
Soulajar Love’s a Funny Thing Love’s a Funny Thing – Single Aum Studio Music
Red Simpson I’m a Truck Swing West Vol. 1 Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Susan Raye LA International Airport Susan Raye – Her Very Best – EP K-Tel
Buck Owens Take It Easy Buck Sings The Eagles Omnivore Records
Jackson Browne Take It Easy For Everyman Elektra Entertainment Group
The Eagles Take It Easy Their Greatest Hits Elektra/Asylum
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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