Monthly Archives: January 2012

Yep, another two weeks have passed

Time does seem to fly when your calendar is marked every other Thursday with a show as fun as Bakersfield & Beyond.  Short and sweet post today with just the essentials (youtube clips and the playlist).  However, we do wish Merle Haggard a speedy recover.  Merle was admitted to the hospital in Macon, GA with pneumonia earlier this week.  He’s recovering and is slated to be released in a couple of days.  We wish you well, Merle!

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Dave Alvin Don’t Make Promises Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Roc Records
Dwight Yoakam Stop The World Dwight’s Used Records Koch
Wynn Stewart Half of This, Half of That The Songs of Wynn Stewart Capitol Records
X We’re having much more fun More Fun In The New World Elektra/Rhino
Merle Haggard Let’s Chase Each Other Around The Room The Essential Merle Haggard, the Epic Years Epic
Rosie Flores & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts Chauffeur Girl of the Century Bloodshot Records
Jeremiah James Honky Tonk Heroes Are Gone Sounds Like Home Jeremiah James
The Byrds The Christian Life Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
The Byrds Life In Prison Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
The Rolling Stones Far Away Eyes Some Girls Polydor Ltd.
Buck Owens Where Does the Good Times Go Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection Rhino
Buck Owens Sam’s Place 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection Rhino
Lefty Frizzell Everything Keeps Coming Back (But you) Welcome To Columbia Country Columbia
The Derailers Every Time It Rains Soldiers of Love Palo Duro Records
The Spencers King and Queen of Fools Bakersfield Rebels ace
Gary S. Paxton Bummer Bakersfield Rebels ace
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Detroit City Welcome To Columbia Country Columbia
John Stewart Roll Away The Stone The Complete Phoenix Concerts bear family
John Stewart July, You’re A Woman The Complete Phoenix Concerts bear family
Red Meat Honky Tonk Habit We Never Close Ranchero Records
Merle Haggard & The Strangers If We Make It Through December If We Make It Through December Nashville Catalog
John Doe & The Sadies Help Me Make It Through The Night Country Club Yep Roc Records
Wanda Jackson The Window Up Above Vintage Collections Nashville Catalog
Wanda Jackson Fujiyama Mama Vintage Collections Nashville Catalog
Fatt Katt & The Von Zippers The Birth Of Bakersfield That Bakerbilly Sound Fatt Katt Music
The Derailers Love’s Gonna Live Here Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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First Show of the New Year – Our Top 20 (19)

First show of the new year means that we each, independently, compile a top 10 list of our favorite songs that we played in the last year.  There was only one duplicate song on our list:  John Doe’s “Little Tiger.”  One duplicate gave us a total of 19 songs for our year end top list.  I don’t think either of us had any real method to our madness of choosing the tunes.  As I was starting to pick tunes, I did start to consciously choose songs that weren’t really “traditional” Bakersfield Sound songs, just songs that I really enjoyed and wanted to hear again tonight on the air.  We did get a phone call during the show requesting some Buck or Dwight or Merle and with time at the end of the show, we obliged the caller with some classic Bakersfield Sound tunes.  We had a great time picking out songs and playing them.  Hope you had as much fun listening.  Here’s to 2012 as Bakersfield and Beyond soon starts its 4th year on the air.

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Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Dave Alvin Run Conejo Run Eleven Eleven YepRoc Records
John Doe Little Tiger Keeper Yep Roc
Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino
RJ Jones Ozark Mountain Lullaby self Rio Nuevo Entertainment
Neil Diamond Solitary Man Neil Diamond The Bang Years 1966-1968 Reprise
Richard Thompson A-11 1000 Years of Popular Music Cooking vinyl
G Love 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Fixin’ to Die Brushfire Records
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Codeine Here We Rest Lightning Rod Records
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers Jet Plane Driftwood Little Knicker Records
Red Meat Honky Tonk Habit Live At The World’s Smallest Honky Tonk Ranchero Records
The Derailers Big In Vegas Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
77 El Deora I Just Dodged a Bullet The Crown and the Crows Confession Western Independent Recording
Mike Ness Funnel Of Love Time Bomb Sampler Time Bomb
The Councilmen Boxcar Sermon The Councilmen The Councilmen
The Mavericks Hot Burrito #1 Return of the Grievous Angel – A Tribute to Gram Parsons ALMO Records
Dave Alvin Black Rose of Texas Eleven Eleven Yep Roc Records
Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers Big Rock Candy Mountain Heirloom Music Neanderthal Records
Dwight Yoakam Ain’t That Lonely Yet The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam Rhino/Warner Bros.
Buck Owen Act Naturally The Inspirational Buck Owen – The Hits Top Town Records
Merle Haggard Mama Tried Classic Country/Gold Universal Music
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Highway 99 Out In California Hightone Records
Wood Brothers Blue And Green Smoke Ring Halo Wood Brothers
Ruby Dee and The Snake Handlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus



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