Top 10 x 2 songs played in 2009

We hope you who listened enjoyed the show as much as we had airing it. The concept was for each of us to compile our favorite 10 songs we played on Bakersfield & Beyond in 2009 and present the combined list of 20. We saw each other’s list only about an hour before the show. We both thought we would have picked some of the same songs, but there wasn’t one song that overlapped – several artists, but no songs. That meant we had a full 20 songs to play. There was one song that did make our lists initially, but didn’t make the final cut – the Joe Maphis penned “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music,” written after a night in the dim, smoky, loud Blackboard, the landmark Bakersfield bar where all the greats played. Since we did have time after our 20 songs, we slipped a version of Dim Lights by The Maddox Brothers and Rose in and the show was almost complete. Then we finished up the night with a tune by The Jones Family Fortune and Buckaroo by Buck Owens and Don Rich.

We also talked to Dr. BLT who’s joined us on every show and has helped spread the word (sound) of Bakersfield & Beyond from his home base in Bakersfield – thanks Bruce!

Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus
John Doe & The Sadies Stop the World and Let Me Off Country Club Yep Roc
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women California’s Burning Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Roc
Wynn Stewart Money Talks The Songs of Wynn Stewart Capitol
Merle Haggard Leonard 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection MCA Nashville
Merle Haggard Silver Wings Okee From Muskogee Capitol
Buck Owens Act Naturally 21 #1 Hits Rhino Records
Buck Owens Johnny B. Goode Streets of Bakersfield Greatest Hits Blaricum
Wanda Jackson Funnel of Love Wanda Rocks Bear Family Records
Gary Stewart She’s Acting Single, I’m Drinking Double The Essential Gary Stewart BMG Entertainment
Red Meat Deep Water 13 Ranchero Records
Red Meat Pretty Little Lights of Town We Never Close Ranchero Records
Homer Joy John Law Someday It’ll Be Country First Stone Productions
Dwight Yoakam Streets of Bakersfield Live From Austin Texas New West
Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino Entertainment
Councilmen Box Car Self self
The Knitters Long Chain On Poor Little Critter on the Road Slash Records
Gary S. Paxton Bakersfield Bakersfield Rebels ace
Dr. BLT Next Buck Owens Dr. BLT Self Produced Self Produced
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men Highway 99 Out In California HIGHTONE
The Maddox Brothers and Rose Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud Loud Music Live – On the Radio Arhoolie Records
Jones Family Fortune Help Me Make it Through the Night Help Me Make it Through the Night Thin Silver Records
Buck Owens and the Buckaroos Buckaroo 21 # Hits Rhino Entertainment

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  1. It was a fun show. The most fun show of the year I would say. LOL.

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