Recap on the 5-14-09 show with Homer Joy

With Amanda on vacation, I ran the show solo. Not only was it my first time at the helm solo, it was also the first time I had ever conducted an interview. I know I’m not Terry Gross, but having an interview subject like Homer Joy who can tell great stories sure does help. He told great stories of writing the tune Streets of Bakersfield and what it means to be a Country Music artist. When we figure out how to upload interview segments to the blog, we’ll post the Homer Joy interview.

Dr. BLT also called in and filled us in on happenings in Bakersfield. Check out his great stories on Bakersfield Sound Underground.

Thanks to all who tuned in.

Here’s the playlist from the show:

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bush Pilot Buckaroo Stony Plains
Fatt Katt & The Von Zippers Look In Your Eyes That Bakerbilly Sound Fatt Katt Music
Merle Haggard Mama Tried Hag – The Best of Merle Haggard Capitol
The Byrds Truck Stop Girl (Untitled/Unissued) Sony/BMG
Neko Case Rated X The Tigers Have Spoken Anti
Jimmie Dolan & The Texas Playboys Blue Yodel (T For Texas) Swingbillies Ace Records
Mike Beck John Steinbeck Drank Here Rooted Reata
Dave Alvin Sonora’s Death Row West of the West Yep Roc Records
The Knitters Long Chain On Modern Sounds of The Knitters Zoe Records
Dwight Yoakam / Buck Owens Streets of Bakersfield Just Lookin’ For A Hit Reprise
Homer Joy John Law Someday It’ll Be Country First Stone Productions
Homer Joy I Just Called To Listen Someday It’ll Be Country First Stone Productions
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash Silver Wings Walk Alone Texacali Records
Tom Russell The Rose of the San Joaquin The Rose of the San Joaquin Hightone
Homer Joy I’m Not Drinkin’ Enough Someday It’ll Be Country First Stone Productions
The Mavericks The Losin’ Side Of Me What A Cryin’ Shame Geffen
The Deraillers The Lost And Found Full Western Dress Sire Records
Uncle Tupelo John Hardy No Depression Uncle Tupelo Partnership
Homer Joy Play Me Some Rhythm & Blues Someday It’ll Be Country First Stone Productions
Drive-By-Truckers Carl Perkins’ Cadillac The Dirty South New West
Red Meat Broken Up And Blue 13 Ranchero
Buck Owens Buckaroo 21 #1 Hits Rhino


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2 responses to “Recap on the 5-14-09 show with Homer Joy

  1. Nikole Moffett

    hey I was unable to catch the show. Is there anywhere I can look up the lyrics to these songs? Can you tell me what the songs were about if there is no way for me to look up the lyrics? Thank You.

  2. Mike V

    Nikole, I searched in the usual websites for Homer Joy lyrics but couldn’t find any. I would suggest contacting Homer through his website

    However, the words in the songs are easily understood listening to the songs and to me, the song lyrics are a small part of the equation that is the song with music and the sound of the singer’s voice. I liken a song and its components to the trees in the forest.

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