Playlist from last night’s show 6-25-09

We stretched the “beyond” in Bakersfield and Beyond by honoring the memory of a great icon of the music world’s passing. Michael Jackson died yesterday and we slipped a little MJ into the playlist. He made some really good music and was an incredible performer. The bulk of the show was more music from California’s earlier days. California was really where the new music was created – swingin’ big bands incorporating drums and electric guitars and pedal steel guitars into their sound presence by guys such as Bob Wills and Spade Cooley. They played music for the people to enjoy. During our interview with Dave Alvin, he mentioned a song by Wynn Stewart with Ralph Mooney on pedal steel that we should play, if we could find it – Money Talks. It was hard to find, but find it we did, on vinyl, and it is a great song. Ralph Mooney, along with Roy Nichols and Buck Owens are three of the guys credited with creating the “Bakersfield Sound.” Ralph built his own pedal steel guitar in the late 1940’s, which Leo Fender borrowed to study and later gave Ralph a Fender pedal steel.

All in all, we had a great time playing these tunes last night. Two hours went by way too fast with these classics.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Wynn Stewart Money Talks The Songs of Wynn Stewart Capitol
Merle Travis Sixteen Tons In Boston, 1959 Rounder
Gary S. Paxton Bakersfield Bakersfield Rebels Ace
The Maddox Brothers & Rose Honky Tonkin America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Arhoolie
Rocky Morgan & His Triple R Boys You Can’t Rope a Steer in a Taxi Swingbillies Ace
Tommy Collins You Gotta Have a License Singin Songwriter Comedian 1930 Gusto
Buck Owens Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass Buck Owens 21 #1 Hits Rhino
Wanda Jackson Brown Eyed Handsome Man Wanda Rocks Bear Family Records
Hank Snow I’ve Been Everywhere The Essential Hank Snow BMG
Rusty Dean Saturday Satan, Sunday Saint Bakersfield Rebels Ace
Meestro Valley of Growers B Sides From B Street Meestro Music
Dr. BLT Boy Behind Bars Demos Self produced
Wynn Stewart You Kiss Me Like Your Waving Goodbye The Songs of Wynn Stewart Capitol
Tex Williams Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) Prestige Elite
Buck Owens How Come My Dog Don’t Bark Buck Owens Warner Bros. Recordings Warner Bros.
The Maddox Brothers & Rose Milk Cow Blues America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Arhoolie
Slim Whitman Song of The Waterwheel Rose Marie Mbopglobal
Speedy West Speedin’ West Radio & Recording Rarities, Vol. 6 Lowlight Publishing
Slim Whitman Stariway to Heaven Rose Marie Mbopglobal
Michael Jackson Off The Wall Off The Wall MJJ Productions
Elvis Presley Mystery Train Elvis at Sun (Remastered) BMG
The Flying Burrito Brothers Do Right Woman The Definitive Collection A&M Records
Dave Alvin Walk Right In Public Domain Hightone Records
John Doe & The Sadies Husbands & Wives Country Club Yep Roc
Iris Dement Big City Tulare Dust Hightone Records
John Doe & The Sadies Stop The World and Let Me Off Country Club Yep Roc
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4 responses to “Playlist from last night’s show 6-25-09

  1. Great show last night! I may have been dreaming, but it seems as though my favorite tune of the set wasn’t included on the playlist…John Doe & The Sadies doing their rendition of Roger Miller’s classic “Husbands and Wives”. I’ve got many good memories of sitting in the Jones family living room in Santa Ynez, jamming on the entire Roger Miller soundtrack to Robin Hood w/ Mike Griffin (tandemoro), Paul Cartwright (Nathan McEuen, Crosby Loggins, Iron Outlaws), Jesse Siebenberg (Todd Hannigan, Crosby Loggins) and others…great memories! BTW, check out the Iron Outlaws from Bakersfield…definitely keeping the Bakersfield tradition alive w/ some tasty pedal steel licks by Geoffrey Dyer.

  2. Mike V

    Mike, you weren’t dreaming. The playlist took up two pages. What you saw was only the first page. I updated the playlist with the second page. Thanks for listening .

  3. P.S. Starting Tuesday, June 30th, I will be available for lawn mowing services, worldwide via CDBaby & iTunes. Thanks again.

  4. I’m still pinching myself over the realization that the two of you are so welcoming of me, my music, and my comments on your show. I will never take that for granted. I was also glad to be introduced to your music, Mike. I look forward to following your music career.

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