Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thanksgiving Day show

We hope everyone listening had a great Thanksgiving Day.  And even those who might not have been able to listen, we hope you had a great day too.  Holidays at KWMR can be fun.  We know lots of people listen to the radio all day.  Many times, during holidays, a lot of the programmers visit friends and family.  Such was the case today with automated programming happening just about all day.  So, we were happy to get into the studio and give folks some live hosts on air.  A little post tryptophan honky tonk.  Here’s the playlist and some youtube clips.

You could say we went a little beyond tonight.

There’s a lot of great covers of “Detroit City.”  We played Flatt & Scruggs tonight.  There’s great ones by John Doe & The Sadies and Johnny Cash.  Here’s one by Bobby Bare.

I just never get tired of The Beat Farmers’ version of Powderfinger.  And I can (and have) watched this clip of them performing it over and over.  Buddy Blue and Country Dick Montana – you guys are missed, but not forgotten.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Dwight Yoakam Long White Cadillac Just Lookin’ for a Hit Warner 1061
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Detroit City Welcome To Columbia Country Columbia
Beck & Emmylou Harris Sin City Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons Almo
Boca Chica SiN City Get Out Of Sin City self
Ferlin Husky Dear John Greatest Hits of Ferlin Husky Gusto Records
The Deep Dark Woods Dear John The Place I Left Behind SUGAR HILL
Dave Alvin 4Th of July King Of California HIGHTONE
The Bryds The Christian Life Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
Tin Star Happy Hour A Town South Of Bakersfield enigma
Neko Case Thrice All American Furnace Room Lullaby Anti/Epitaph
The Decemberists The Calamity Song The King Is Dead Capitol Records
R.E.M. Talk About The Passion Eponymous IRS
Buck Owens Act Naturally Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection Rhino
Kenny Vernon Ain’t That A Shame Bakersfield Rebels Ace Record
Waylon Jennings Honky Tonk Heroes Honky Tonk Heroes Buddha Records
Red Meat Pretty Little Lights of Town We Never Close Ranchero Records
Mike Ness Funnel Of Love Time Bomb Sampler Time Bomb
Wanda Jackson Funnel Of Love Wanda Rocks Bear Family Records
Gary Stewart Stone Wall (Around Your Heart) The Essential Gary Stewart RCA
Tom Russell The Rose of the San Joaquin The Rose of the San Joaquin Hightone Records
The Knitters Poor Little Critter On the Road Poor Little Critter on the Road Rhino/Slash
Dave Alvin Out In California Best of the Hightone Years Hightone Records
Arann Harris & The Farm Band Grizzly Bear Consolation Prize The Strong Sauce
Neil Diamond Song Sung Blue 20th Century Masters MCA
Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers MAKE IT LAST North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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11-10-11 Playlist

Had a fun time whipping out tunes that epitomize what Bakersfield & Beyond is all about.  Bending boundaries, merging styles and cultures.  Starting tomorrow, the show will be available for streaming for 14 days.  If you missed it tonight, you can catch it at the Bakersfield & Beyond page at  Thanks for listening!

This is from the album Sleepytown by Flaco Jimenez – a nice little gem of a CD.

Who knew Prince could right great country hits!

Wynn Stewart harmonizing with Don Rich and the Buckaroos.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Flaco Jimenez Love Me Do Sleepytown Back Porch
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys Power Of The 45 (Pt. 1) Turntable Matinee Yep Roc Records
The Derailers Come Back/Rasberry Beret Reverb Deluxe Sire
Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days Midnight, California Midnight, California Well Worn Records
Merle Haggard & The Strangers Mama Tried Mama Tried Capitol Records
Red Meat Queen of King City We Never Close Ranchero Records
Joe Maphis & Rose Lee Dim Lights Thick Smoke And Loud, Loud Music Swing West Vol. 1 Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Tex Williams Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) Cigarettes and Alcohol MOJO
Merle Haggard A Bar In Bakersfield Merle Haggard: Best of the 90’s, Vol. Two Curb Records
Mingo Saldivar Streets Of Bakersfield Mingo Saldivar – 25 Golden Hits Hacienda Records
The Derailers Big In Vegas Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
Johnny Paycheck Green, Green Grass of Home All Time Greatest Hits Goldenlane Records
Buck Owens I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection Rhino
John Doe and the Sadies Detroit City Country Club Yep Roc
Dwight Yoakam Above And Beyond Dwight Sings Buck New West
Johnny Darrell Willin’ Country & West Coast The Birth of Country Rock Big Beat
Rosie Flores Girl Haggard Once More With Feeling Rounder Records
Wynn Stewart It’s Such A Pretty World Today Swing West – Vol 1 – Bakersfield Razor and Tie
Gary Stewart Out Of Hand The Essential Gary Stewart RCA
Iris DeMent BIG CITY Tulare Dust: A Songwriter’s Tribute To Merle Haggard Hightone
Gram Parsons Streets Of Baltimore GP / Grievous Angel Warner 1061
Billy Mize Make It Rain Make It Rain CDBY
Homer Joy John Law Someday It’ll Be Country First Stone Productions
77 El Deora My Old Address Book Sirens Western Independent Recordings
Neko Case Mood to Burn Bridges Furnace Room Lullaby Anti/Epitaph
The Knitters Someone Like YOu Poor Little Critter on the Road Rhino/Slash
Johnny Cash I’m Leavin’ Now American III: Solitary Man American Recordings
Red Meat The Memory Of Your Smile Alameda County Line Ranchero Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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