A mix of music the way we intended

Spending time on the air is one of my favorite things about being involved with KWMR. This show just seemed to flow as we chose music, both modern and of the “old school” variety for our playlist. Not sure how many times I said, “I love this song!” during the show (mostly off the air, but many on air as well), probably started to annoy Mike. The “Beyond” part of the show title gives us some leeway to go beyond straight-up West Coast California Country music and we do. We were recently contacted by a programmer from a station in SF who had started a show with the same name and was playing some great music and aiming towards interviews. We had been doing it longer and he agreed to change the name of his show so folks wouldn’t get confused. We were contacted recently that he is changing the name of his show to “Bakersfield Backbeat”, and while I do love the title of our show, the name “Bakersfield Backbeat” is a clever and really good name for a show playing the type of music that we play. The backbeat is what set apart the music, mixing a variety of styles that were brought to California throughout the years including folks, rock, mountain, traditional, Mexican and blues. The culmination of these tunes led to rockabilly and surf music as well as the distinctive Bakersfield Sound. Many folks who “don’t like country music” just can’t complain and have to resist tapping their toes when you throw on some classic Merle or Buck or any of the derivatives of these masters and the folks who came before them. Who can’t appreciate some fine Wynn Stewart? Why not love yourself a bit of Ferlin Husky or just get down to some Maddox Brothers and Rose. Well anyway, here’s my contribution to the blog. Tune in next week for some more Bakersfield and Beyond!

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
John Doe Don’t Forget How Much I Love You Keeper Yep Roc
Dave Alvin Kern River tulare dust HIGHTONE
Mike Beck and the Bohemian Saints Oildale Rooted Reata
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos You Made a Monkey Out of Me Your Tender Loving Care Capitol Records
Wynn Stewart Waltz Of The Angels Swing West Vol. 1 Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Gary Stewart Single Again Gary Stewart: The Essential RLG
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys Power Of The 45 (Pt. 1) Turntable Matinee Yep Roc Records
The Derailers Cold Beer, Hot Women and Cool Country Music Soldiers of Love Palo Duro Records
Waylon Jennings I Can’t Keep My Hands Off of You The Ramblin’ Man RCA
Neko Case Deep Red Bells Blacklisted Anti/Epitaph
The Byrds Lazy Days Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
Meestro Valley of the Growers B Sides From B Street Meestro Music
Lindi Ortega So Sad Little Red Boots Last Gang
Nashville West Mental Revenge Nashville West Featuring Clarence White microwerks
Ferlin Husky GONE Greatest Hits of Ferlin Husky Gusto Records
Rosie Flores & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts Chauffeur Girl of the Century Bloodshot Records
Dave Gleason Turn and Fade Turn and Fade 326 Records
Buck Owens You Gotta Have a License Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins Sundazed Music
Merle Haggard Live And Love Always I Am What I Am Vanguard Records
Eilen Jewell Queen of the Minor Key queen of the minor key signature
Sheryl Crow & Emmylou Harris Juanita Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons ALMO Sounds
Dwight Yoakam Ain’t That Lonely Yet The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam Rhino/Warner Bros.
Merle Haggard White Line Fever Okie from Muskogee (Live) Capitol
Red Meat Deep Water 13 Ranchero Records
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women California’s Burning Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Roc
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers MAKE IT LAST North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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  1. Looks like a great playlist. I lost the signal in San Diego. I can see it was a big loss!

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