Monthly Archives: April 2011

Round up time April 28 recap and playlist

The months go by pretty dang fast when a bi-weekly show like Bakersfield & Beyond.  And now it’s going to be May in a few days.  Another fun show is in the bag.  We are working to get an upgrade to the blog so we can post the Chris Hillman interview.  Hope to have it up within a week.  For now, here’s some clips to pass the time and the playlist from tonight.  Thanks for listening!

Couldn’t find a clip of Mike Ness doing “Funnel of Love,” but this cover of Marty Robbins’ “Big Iron” is pretty cool.

And a cool cover of “Sam’s Place” by Fatt Katt & The Von Zippers.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
X See How We Are (Demo) [Remix Version] See How We Are (Bonus Track Version) Elektra
Dwight Yoakam with Buck Owens Alright, I’m Wrong Tomorrow’s Sounds Today Reprise
Gram Parsons We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes In the Morning GP Rhino/Warner Bros.
Red Meat Pretty Little Lights of Town We Never Close Ranchero Records
Wanda Jackson Thunder On the Mountain The Party Ain’t Over Nonesuch
Wynn Stewart Let’s Pretend We’re Kids Again It’s Such A Pretty World Today Capitol
The Derailers Blood of a Man Guaranteed to Satisfy Palo Duro Records
The Derailers Just To Spend The Night With You Full Western Dress Rhino/London-Sire
The Beatles The Ballad Of John And Yoko The Beatles 1967–1970 (The Blue Album) EMI UK
Merle Haggard In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) Mama Tried Nashville Catalog
Tommy Collins The Little Girl On Sugar Pie Lane The Dynamic Tommy Collins Columbia Records
RJ Jones Ozark Mountain Lullaby self Rio Nuevo Entertainment
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women Don’t Make Promises Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Roc
Cowboy Junkies Ooh Las Vegas Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons Almo
Dwight Yoakam The Back Of Your Hand Population Me Audium
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos Sam’s Place Your Tender Loving Care Capitol Records
Merle Haggard Mama Tried Mama Tried Nashville Catalog
Gary Stewart Stone Wall (Around Your Heart) The Essential Gary Stewart RCA
Mike Ness Funnel Of Love Time Bomb Sampler Time Bomb
John D. Lewis God Abiding Man Single Coquet Shack
Wanda Jackson Crying Time (Duet With Elvis Costello) Heart Trouble CMH
Fatt Katt & The Von Zippers The Birth Of Bakersfield That Bakerbilly Sound Fatt Katt Music
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys New San Antonio Rose The Essential Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Legacy/Columbia
77 El Deora Get Up The Crown & The Crow’s Confession Western Independent Recordings
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers MAKE IT LAST North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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Recap of April 14 show – Interview with Chris Hillman

Amanda and I had the pleasure to talk with Chris Hillman on the phone earlier this week.  We recorded the interview and played it back tonight.  Chris was great to talk with and it is obvious that his knowledge of the Bakersfield Sound is deep and his music during The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers was very influenced by the music coming out of Bakersfield and Los Angeles during the early 60’s.

It was during Chris’ time with The Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers that he was one of the architects in the “country rock” genre of music.  It’s rare that one can be involved in the beginning of a new sound, even more rare to be among the originators.  Within the next couple of days, we’ll upload the entire interview with Chris for your listening pleasure.  In the mean time, here are some clips and the playlist from tonight’s show.  Thanks for listening and thank you, Chris Hillman, for taking the time to talk with us.

Here’s a great clip of Chris singing, the song he co-wrote with Gram Parsons, “Sin City,” with Emmylou Harris and Herb Pedersen.

I found a great CD at Amoeba Records in San Francisco last week titled Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins.  Here’s a great track from that disc.

One of the best quotes from the interview with Chris was “Dwight Yoakam is what Gram could have been.”

This one is a long one, but a very good listen to understand.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Chris Hillman & Steve Earle High Fashion Queen Tribute to GP: Grievous Angel Almo
Buck Owens BEFORE YOU GO Before you go/No One But You Capitol
Buck Owens It Tickles Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collns Sundazed
Buck Owens I Always Get a Souvenir Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins Sundazed
Wynn Stewart It’s Such A Pretty World Today Swing West – Vol 1 – Bakersfield RAZOR AND TIE
Maddox Brothers & Rose I Want To Live And Love The Maddox Brothers and Rose 1946-1951 Volume 2 Arhoolie Records
Tommy Collins What’Cha Gonna Do Now Swing West Volume, Vol 1 RAZOR AND TIE
Red Meat Truck Driving Man Worlds Smallest Honky Tonk Ranchero Records
Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There Is a Season) At Edwards Barn New Rounder
The Byrds I Am A Pilgrim Sweethearts of the Rodeo Columbia
Beck and Emmylou Harris SiN City Return of the Greivous Angel, a tribute to Gram Parsons Almo
Gram Parson Ooh Las Vegas Country and West Coast The Birth of Country Music Ace Records
The International Submarine Band Blue Eyes Safe At Home Sundazed Music
Clarence White Mental Revenge Nashville West Featuring Clarence White Sierra Records
The Byrds Eight Miles High The Byrds, There is a Season Sony BMG
Merle Haggard I’m An Old, Old Man If We Make it Through December Capitol
Dwight Yoakam & Maria McKee Bury Me Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc Etc Warner Brothers
77 El Deora I Just Dodged a Bullet The Crown and the Crows Confession Western Independent Recording
Red Meat Inner Redneck Meet Red Meat Ranchero Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers MAKE IT LAST North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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