A little Bakersfield, a little Beyond

After a long time away, our good buddy Dr. BLT called in tonight from Bakersfield.  We were pleased to know all is well in Bakersfield.  We decided to cite creative license and play on the “beyond” side of Bakersfield.  In the first hour of the show, we came up with a couple of sets of music.  The first one was based on a higher being image from the song title or in the lyrics.  For the second set, who doesn’t want to be a cowboy?  We found a bunch of “cowboy” songs that fit the bill nicely.  Thanks to everyone for listening.

There’s several versions of “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” on YouTube.  This was the only one I watched all the way through because it was pretty damn cool.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Rolling Stones Far Away Eyes Some Girls Atlantic
Michelle Shocked God Is a Real Estate Developer Captain Swing Mighty Sound
Johnny Cash God’s Gonna Cut You Down American V: A Hundred Highways American Recordings/Lost Highway
Neil Diamond Thank The Lord For The Night Time Neil Diamond – The Bang Years Legacy/Columbia
R.E.M. Losing My Religion Out Of Time Warner Bros.
Waylon Jennings Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys The Essential Waylon Jennings Legacy Recordings
Chris Gaffney Cowboys To Girls Loser’s Paradise Hightone
Dixie Chicks Cowboy Take Me Away Fly Monument
Reverend Horton Heat Cowboy Love It’s Martini Time Interscope
Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy 20 Greatest Hits Nashville Catalog
Buck Owens Love is a Warm Cowboy Warner Bros. Recording Warner Brothers
Merle Haggard & The Strangers Better Off When I Was Hungry If We Make It Through December Nashville Catalog
Lydia Loveless Steve Earle Indestructable Machine Bloodshot
Peter Rowan and Don Edwards Ramblin’ Cowboy High Lonesome Cowboy WJRC
Dave Alvin Run Conejo Run Eleven Eleven Yep Roc Records
Gary Stewart Your Place Or Mine Gary Stewart: The Essential RLG
The Knitters Dry River The Modern Sounds of The Knitters New Rounder
Gary S. Paxton Bakersfield Bakersfield Rebels Ace
Rosie Flores Heartbreak Train A Town South of Bakersfield Enigma Records
John Doe Painting the Town Blue Keeper Yep Roc Records
Red Meat Lolita Alameda County Line Ranchero Records
Big House Honky Tonk With You Never Ending Train Big House Records
Gram Parsons Streets Of Baltimore GP Rhino/Warner Bros.
Dwight Yoakam Long White Cadillac Just Lookin’ for a Hit Warner 1061
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records
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