Another super fun show in the bag. That hour and fifty minutes goes by way too fast. We played a couple of mini-sets. One had a little cajun feel with Gilbeau & Parsons’ “Sweet Sugar Blues,” Wynn Stewart’s “Sha-Marie,” and “Valse de Balfa” from Aux Cajunals who is playing at the Dance Palace here in town on March 5.
The other set of music we played featured Homer Joy. We interviewed Homer back last year. Homer wrote the “Streets of Bakersfield” that Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens turned into a big hit. Homer had a heart transplant several years ago and it seems it’s not working like it should. Homer’s been at the UCLA Medical Center undergoing tests to see what they can do to get him back on his feet. Thoughts and prayers go out to Homer.
With the passing of Doug Fiegler, the lead singer of The Knack and the songwriter of one biggest hits of the New Wave explosion of the late ’70s, we had to play My Sharona. It’s still a great song to crank and recall 1979.
Thanks all for listening and here are a couple clips for your enjoyment.
Gotta love skinny ties. Check out this one for the original video (embedding is disabled so you’ll have to view it at this link: My Sharona.
|Tim Hus||Bakersfield Music||Bushpilot Buckaroo||Stony Plain Records|
|Gary Stewart||Stone Wall (Around Your Heart)||The Essential Gary Stewart||BMG Entertainment|
|Bonnie Owens & Merle Haggard||Teach Me To Forget||Mama Tried, Merle Haggard and the Strangers||Capitol|
|Dwight Yoakam||Honky Tonk Man||Just Looking for a Hit||Reprise|
|Waybacks||City Boy||Loaded||Compass Records|
|Guilbeau and Parsons||Sweet Sugar Blues||Louisiana Rain||Big Beat|
|Wynn Stewart||Sha-Marie||The Songs of Wynn Stewart||Capitol|
|Aux Cajunals||Valse de Balfa||Self||Self Produced|
|Robbie Fulks||King of the Blues||Man of Somebody’s Dream: Tribute to Chris Gaffney||Yep Roc|
|Homer Joy||I’m Not Drinking Enough||Someday It’ll Be Country||First Stone Productions|
|Dwight Yoakam||Streets of Bakersfield||Just Looking for a Hit||Reprise|
|Homer Joy||I Just Called to Listen||Someday It’ll Be Country||First Stone Productions|
|Hacienda Brothers||Mental Revenge||Hacienda Brothers||Koch Records|
|Gram Parsons||Ooh Las Vegas||Country and West Coast The Birth of Country Music||Big Beat|
|Stone Foxes||Mercury||Stone Foxes||Self Produced|
|Big House||Never Ending Train||Never Ending Train||Big House Records|
|Dave Gleason||All Morning Long||Turn and Fade||Wellworn ecords|
|Dave Gleason||Blue Side of the World||Turn and Fade||Wellworn Records|
|The Knack||My Sharona||Get the Knack||Capitol|
|Dr. BLT||Housewife Blues||Dr. BLT Self Produced||Self Produced|
|Monsters of Folk||Losin’ Yo Head||Monsters of Folk||Shangrila Records|
|Mad Cow String Band||You Wrecked my Wallet||Self||Self Produced|
|Johnny Lyon||Angels Don’t Lie||Joe Baker’s Backforty Roundup|