Monthly Archives: March 2012

KWMR is in pledge drive mode

Last night was Bakersfield & Beyond’s pledge drive show.  We started the show with a goal to make $600 and ended up bringing in almost $900 via 15 pledges.  That was great.  Our listeners are the best!  We also had local banjo virtuoso, Tim Weed, in the studio doing some great live picking in honor of the recently passed Earl Scruggs.  Tim and his partner, Debbie Daly, played a few classic tunes live in studio.  We managed to get a couple meager video clips of the performance recorded to a barely adequate digital camera.  It was truly a wonderful performance.

Later in the show we talked with Smelley Kelley from Red Meat and Bakersfield’s own Dr. BLT.  It’s always a great time talking with those guys.  Smelley was in rare form and kept it clean.  Red Meat has some upcoming shows – be sure to check them out on-line.

Thanks again to everyone who called in to pledge support for KWMR.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Dwight Yoakam Guitars, Cadillacs Guitars, Cadilacs, Etc., Etc. Reprise
Red Meat Honky Tonk Habit Live At The World’s Smallest Honky Tonk Ranchero Records
Flatt & Scruggs Wabash Cannonball The World of Flatt & Scruggs Columbia
Dave Gleason Blue Side of the World Turn and Fade 326 Records
John Doe & The Sadies Stop The World And Let Me Off Country Club Yep Roc Records
The Byrds Pretty Polly Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
Red Meat Deep Water 13 Ranchero Records

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Spring into daylight savings with vinyl!

Spring is almost here.  Daylight savings has begun.  Bakersfield & Beyond got into the spirit with an all vinyl show.  Well, an exception of two, but otherwise, all vinyl.  It really is fun cuing up the black 12″ discs.  Setting the needle just so.  Working the faders between the two turntables.  One thing’s for sure, there’s not a lot of long songs on old vinyl.  The short songs meant you all got to listen to a bunch of songs and we were hopping getting the next selection figured out and cued up.  Hope you enjoyed the show.

Did Dolly and Porter call each other and say “wear purple?”

Here’s a great live performance of “Six Pack To Go” by Hank Thompson:


Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Merle Haggard & The Strangers Little Ole Wine Drinker Me Mama Tried Capitol Records
Willie Nelson Black Rose Me and Paul Willie Nelson Music Company
Dolly Parton Jolene The Best Best of Dolly Parton TMK
The International Submarine Band Do You Know How It Feels (To Be Lonesome) Safe At Home Sundazed
Buck Owens Number One Heel Before you go/No One But You Capitol
Gene Clark Is Yours Mine Collector’s Series: Early L.A. Sessions Colombia Records
Lucinda Williams Dark Side Of Life A Town South of Bakersfield 2 Enigma Records
Tin Star Bullets and Beer Somebody’s Dreams Tin Star
Marty Robbins Red River Valley More Greatest Hits Marty Robbins Columbia
Hank Thompson Lost Highway At the Golden Nugget Nashville Catalog
Hank Thompson A Six Pack To Go At the Golden Nugget Nashville Catalog
Don Williams Amanda The Very Best of Don Williams MCA Nashville
Lefty Frizzell The Long Black Veil Number Two Greatest Western Hits Columbia
Wynn Stewart Sing A Sad Song The Country and Western All Star Round Up Capitol
Skeeter Davis (The) End of the World The Golden Country & Western Hits RCA
Merle Haggard Bill Woods From Bakersfield Let Me Tell You About A Song Capitol
Wanda Jackson Please Help Me I’m Falling The Country and Western All Star Round-Up Capitol
Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus That Makes Two of Us Capitol
Rosie Flores Heartbreak Train A Town South of Bakersfield Enigma Records
Don Williams and Emmylou Harris If I Needed You Especially For You MCA Nashville
Eddy Arnold I Really Don’t Want To Know Eddy Arnold Sing Them Again RCA
Maddox Brothers & Rose I Still Write Your Name In The Sand Maddox Brothers and Rose 1946-1951 Volume 2 Arhoolie Records
Crystal Gail Half The Way Crystal Gail’s Greatest Hits Columbia
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Rolly Polly The Essential Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Capitol
Claude King Tiger Woman Tiger Woman Columbia
Tommy Collins Skinny The Dynamic Tommy Collins Columbia Records
Slim Whitman Rhinestone Cowboy Tumbling Tumbleweeds RCA
The Weavers So Long It’s Been Good to Know You Tumbling Tumbleweeds RCA
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos Sam’s Place Your Tender Loving Care Capitol Records
Waylon Jennings Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line The Best of Waylon Jennings RCA
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers MAKE IT LAST North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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