Playlist and review of last night’s show

While Amanda and I usually talk about what we want to play, or a theme for each show, we usually just show up at the station with a box of CD’s and a couple bags of vinyl and wing it.  Last night was no different.  We did want to play some newer stuff – we were turned on to The Councilmen by Dr. BLT and talked to their song writer, Keaton York during the show.  We also played their song Boxcar Sermon which is quickly becoming one of our favorite new songs.  These guys sound great and are doing right by their Bakersfield, CA roots.  You can also check out The Councilmen and listen to more songs on their myspace page:  The Councilmen on Myspace.

We also played some songs of one of my long-time favorites having heard them on local radio when I lived in the San Diego area, the Beat Farmers.  Country Dick Montana is sadly no longer with us having passed away of a heart attack during the third song of a show in a bar in Whistler Canada, but the music lives on.  They produced some classic country music straight out of the Bakerfield Sound vein in their renditions of John Stewart’s song Never Goin’ Back and Neil Young’s Powderfinger and then they made some of the funnest songs that still crack me up when I hear them like Happy Boy.

After watching the DVD Merle Haggard:  Legendary Performances, Amanda … well, let’s just say that the younger Merle Haggard was a good lookin’ guy and leave it at that.  It was fitting that we found a song called Girl Haggard by Rosie Flores.

So, on to the playlist.  But first some Beat Farmers live.  Boy those guys could play!

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
77 El Deora The Devil in My Ear Sirens Western Independent
Amy Farris Poor Girl Anyway Yep Roc
X Poor Girl More Fun in the Modern World Slash
Red Meat Inner Redneck Meet Red Meat Ranchero Records
Beat Farmers Never Goin’ Back Tales of the New West Rhino Entertainment
The Flying Burrito Brothers Wild Horses The Definitive Collection A&M Records
The Councilmen Boxcar Sermon Let The Record Play Self
Big House Louisiana in the Rain Never Ending Train Big House Records
Chris Gaffney East of Houston, West of Baton Rouge Loser’s Paradise Hightone
Gilbeau & Parsons Louisiana Rain Louisiana Rain Bakersfield International
Rosie Flores Girl Haggard Once More With Feeling Hightone
Rolling Stones Torn and Frayed Exile on Main Street Promotone
Beat Farmers Happy Boy Tales of the New West Rhino Entertainment
Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino Entertainment
The Byrds Truck Stop Girl The Byrds (Untitled/Unissued) Sony/BMG
The Sadies Translucent Sparrow Favourite Colours Yep Roc
The Knitters Dry River The Modern Sounds of The Knitters Zoe Records
Son Volt Highways and Cigarettes The Search Son Volt
Dave Alvin Everett Ruess Ashgrove Yep Roc
Fatt Katt & The Von Zippers Rockin’ & Rollin’ Tonight That Bakerbilly Sound Fatt Katt Music

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  1. I really enjoyed The Councilmen song and the interview. It was also nice to hear some of the punk-influenced songs and some of the stuff that’s hard to come by apart from the vinyl.

    I’m pleased to say that two of the bands on the playlist have officially confirmed that will be represented on the Christmas recording we’re doing for Bakersfield Homeless Shelter through the Bethany program—-The Councilmen and Fatt Katt and the Vonzippers. Rockin’ show! Keep spinning the great tunes! I can’t wait for the Californian article on Sunday.

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