Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Smelley good time

It’s always a treat to talk with Smelley Kelley from the band Red Meat.  Tonight was no exception as we tried to get everyone pumped up for the Red Meat show Friday August 30 at the Old Western Saloon in Pt. Reyes Station.  When Red Meat plays there, it becomes the best Honky Tonk on the West Coast.

Short and sweet post tonight as I flew solo without Amanda (who will be back next show), but I had a little set dedicated to tomorrow night’s blue moon.  I also played a cut from The Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of The Rodeo,’ which was released on this day 44 years ago.  The album still holds up very nicely.  Better than any of the pop country stuff on the air today.  But I digress.  So, here’s the playlist and some youtube clips.  Thanks for listening.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Dwight Yoakam Long Way To Go 3 Pears Warner Brothers
Red Meat Midwest Blues Live At The World’s Smallest Honky Tonk Ranchero Records
Red Meat Pretty Little Lights of Town We Never Close Ranchero Records
The Byrds You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia
Patsy Cline Blue Moon of Kentucky Ultimate Masters Burning Fire
Lee Rocker That’s Alright Mama/Blue Moon (feat. Lee Rocker) Night Train to Memphis (feat. Buzz Campbell, Brophy Dale, Jimmy Sage) Upright Records
Los Lobos Blue Moonlight Los Lobos: Just Another Band from East L.A. Rhino/Warner Bros.
Sal Sage & His Sage Gang Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again Songs of the Old West Self
Brian Setzer Blue Moon of Kentucky Rockabilly Riot! Surf Dog
The Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers Best Barnaby Records
Rosie Flores & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts Get Rhythm Girl of the Century Bloodshot Records
Various Artists Rawhide Whistle Bait: 25 Rockabilly Rave-Ups Sony
John Stewart Armstrong Cannons In The Rain Sony
Dwight Yoakam Take Hold of My Hand 3 Pears Warner Brothers
The Mavericks Hot Burrito #1 Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons Almo
The Real Nasty Hello, Goodnight Strangers and Friends Real Nasty
Merle Haggard Mexican Bands I Am What I Am Vanguard Records
Nashville West By The Time I Get To Phoenix Nashville West Featuring Clarence White Microwerks
John Doe & The Sadies Stop The World And Let Me Off Country Club Yep Roc Records
Andre Williams & The Sadies One-Eyed Jack Night & Day Outside Music
Waylon Jennings Amanda The Essential Waylon Jennings Sony BMG
Marshall Crenshaw Silver Wings Tulare Dust: A Songwriter’s Tribute to Merle Haggard Hightone Records
Buck Owens Whatcha Gonna Do Now? Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins Sundazed Music
The Rolling Stones Torn & Frayed Exile on Main Street Rolling Stones Records
Red Meat Stay Away From Me Alameda County Line Ranchero Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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Happy birthday, Buck!

Buck Owens, b. August 12, 1929.  We had a great time spinning some classic covers of Buck Owens’ tunes.  Barbara Streisand singing “Cryin’ Time” with Ray Charles.  Jeff Haskell covering “Buckaroo” on his Moog synthesizer.  The Carolina Chocolate Drops covering “Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man,” which was released just this year on their album “Leaving Eden.”  There are some amazing covers – and A LOT of covers.  We had to really edit the list down to get a 2 hour show.

Speaking of Jeff Haskell and the Moog, it appears that Buck Owens purchased the second production Moog.  Check it out:  “Buck Owens made the second purchase of the Moog, his longtime collaborator Jeff Haskell recording Switched On Buck, an album of Owens material recorded entirely on the Moog and released by Capitol Records in 1971. (Carlos purchased the first and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees purchased the third model).”  From the Wickipedia entry on the Moog.

And lest we not forget, Dwight Yoakam has a new album coming out.  We previewed “A Heart Like Mine” that will be coming out on his new album “3 Pears.”  It’s going to be a good one.

And in case that embedding link doesn’t work, go here for Dwight performing one of his new tracks on Leno.  http://bcove.me/mjmbvezd

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Buck Owens Act Naturally Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection Rhino
Merle Haggard Working Man Blues Hag:  The Best of Merle Haggard Capitol Records
Dwight Yoakam My Heart Skips A Beat Dwight Sings Buck New West Records Inc.
The Derailers Under The Influence Of Love Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
The Stanley Brothers We’ll Be Sweethearts In Heaven The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers Columbia Records
The Derailers Sam’s Place Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
Johnny Paycheck Close All The Honky Tonks All Time Greatest Hits Goldenlane Records
Dwight Yoakam Only You Dwight Sings Buck New West Records Inc.
The Derailers Big In Vegas Under the Influence of Buck Palo Duro Records
Buck Owens & Dwight Yoakam Streets Of Bakersfield Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection Rhino
Augie Meyers Open Up Your Heart Alive and Well At Lake Taco El Sendero Records
Barbara Streisand and Ray Charles Crying Time Duets Sony
Bobby Darin Under Your Spell Again Your The Reason I’m Living Capitol Records
Carolina Chocolate Drops Ruby Are You Mad At Your Man Leaving Eden Nonesuch
Doyle Holly Sam’s Place Together Again OMS Records
The Earps Made In Japan Buckle Up (A Tribute to Buck Owens) Big Bender Records
Jann Browne Hot Dog Bucking Around Plan B Record
Jeff Haskell Buckaroo Switched On Buck Master Classics Records
John Fogerty I Don’t Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) The Blue Ridge Ranger Rides Again John Fogerty
Johnny Paycheck A-11 All Time Greatest Hits Goldenlane Records
Mark Weber y Los Cuernos Waitin’ In Your Welfare Line Mexican-American Gothic Custom Recording Studio
Merle Haggard and the Strangers Where Does the Good Times Go Cornerstones: Sing Me Back Home Nashville Catalog
Mingo Saldivar Streets Of Bakersfield Mingo Saldivar – 25 Golden Hits Hacienda Records
Richard & Linda Thompson Together Again (Live) I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
Skeeter Davis Under Your Spell Again The Classic Decades Presents – Skeeter Davis Magnitude Records
Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings Loves Gonna Live Here Outlaw Reunion, Volume 1 Craze Productions
The Beatles Act Naturally Help! Apple
RJ Jones Ozark Mountain Lullaby self Rio Nuevo Entertainment
Red Meat Go On Home, Mr. Johnson We Never Close Ranchero
Dwight Yoakam A Heart Like Mine 3 Pears Warner Bros.
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Deep Water All Time Greatest Burning Fire
John Doe and the Sadies Stop The World And Let Me Off Country Club Yep Roc
Buck Owens California Okie Buck Owens, The Warner Bros. Recordings Warner Bros
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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