Monthly Archives: December 2012

Baby, it’s cold outside

Classic Christmas tunes.  New holiday tunes.  We incorporated them all into tonight’s show.  From the original singing cowboy, Gene Autry, performing “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” to a very cool, ominous version of “Jingle Bells” by Crash Test Dummies, we had a fun time digging through the holiday CD selection at KWMR.  This year has gone by fast, very fast.  We hope you all had a great year and and wish you an even better 2013.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Holly Golightly That’s What I Want For Christmas Christmas Cookies – A Concord Christmas concord music group
The Shins Sleigh Ride Holidays Rules concord music group
The Staple Singers Wasn’t That A Mighty Day Christmas Cookies – A Concord Calamity concord music group
Squirrel Nut Zippers A Johnny Ace Christmas Christmas Caravan Mammoth
Raul Malo Marshmallow World Marshmallow World & Other Holiday Favorites New Door Records
Raul Malo Not So Merry Christmas Marshmallow World and other Holiday Favorites Universal Music
The Sweetback Sisters The Twelve Days Of Christmas The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular Signature Sounds Recordings
Maria Muldaur Sleigh Ride Christmas at the Oasis Global Recording Artists
Maria Muldaur Boogie Woogie Santa Christmas at the Oasis Global Recording Artists
The Sweetback Sisters Nine Days of Christmas The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular Signature Sounds Recordings
Gary U.S. Bonds ‘Tis the Season to Be Lovin’ You Christmas is ON! G.L.A. Records
Gene Autry Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and other Christmas Classics Columbia Legacy Records
Keith Richards Run Rudolph Run Single Unknown
Jeremy Lister Santa’s Lost His Mojo Ten Out of Tenn – Christmas Ten Out of Tenn
Rosie Flores Blue Christmas Christmasville Durango Rose Records
Rosie Flores Dance of The Sugar Plum Faries Christmasville Durango Rose Records
Alison Krauss Shimmy Down the Chimney Shimmy Down the Chimney Capitol Records
Bobby Bare Christmastime At Grandma’s House Grand Ole Christmas Rejoice Records
Hayes Carll Grateful Christmas Grateful For Xmas Lost Highway
Crash Test Dummies Good King Wenceslas Jingle All the Way Cha-Ching Records
Calexico Green Grows the Holly Holidays Rule concord music group
Charlie Louvin Jesus Won’t Come Down Your Chimney Grand Ole Christmas Rejoice Records
Reverend Horton Heat What Child Is This We Three Kings Yep Roc Records
Brian Setzer Orchestra You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch Boogie Woogie Christmas surfdog
Los Lonely Boys Feliz Navidad Christmas Spirit Epic
Johnny Cash I Heard The Bells On Christamas Christmas With Johnny Cash Sony
Dean Martin Baby, It’s Cold Outside The Rat Pack – Christmas With the Boys Graalgember Records
Crash Test Dummies Jingle Bells Jingle All the Way Cha-Ching Records
John Prine Christmas In Prison souvenirs oh boy
The Sweetback Sisters Walking In A Winter Wonderland The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular Signature Sounds Recordings
EL Radio Fantastique Like You Waking the Dead El Radio Fantastique
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Buck Sings Eagles

A friend turned us on to a really great EP on Omnivore Recordings.  “Buck Sings Eagles” is a 4 song piece of classic vinyl with Buck Owens singing covers of The Eagles.  It’s a perfect melding of the Bakersfield Sound/West Coast Country with Country Rock.  Based on one of the tracks, we put together a couple more great covers of Eagles songs by Etta James and Linda Ronstadt.  We hope you had as much fun listening as we had playing the songs tonight.  Enjoy!

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Dwight Yoakam Free To Go Tomorrow’s Sounds Today Reprise
Moot Davis Rocket Man About Town Highway Kind Records, LLC
Rachel Brooke Old Faded Memory A Killer’s Dream Mal Records
Merle Haggard Take These Chains From My Heart Roots, Vol. 1 Anti/Epitaph
JP Harris and the Tough Choices Badly Bent I’ll Keep Calling Cow Island Music
J.D. McPherson North Side Gal Signs & Signifiers Rounder Records
Etta James Take It To The Limit Live in San Francisco On the Spot
Buck Owens Peaceful Easy Feeling Buck Sings The Eagles Omnivore Records
Linda Ronstadt Desperado Linda Ronstadt’s Greatest Hits Elektra
Dave Alvin Blue Wing West of the West Yep Roc Records
The Legarde Twins Night Blooming Jasmine Bakersfield Rebels ace
Gary S. Paxton Bakersfield Bakersfield Rebels ace
The Bryds You Ain’t Going Nowhere Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
John Doe & The Sadies Stop The World And Let Me Off Country Club Yep Roc Records
Buffy Ford Stewart Daydream Believer Single Unknown
The Golden Cadillacs California Lotto The Golden Cadillacs The Golden Cadillacs
Gary Stewart Out Of Hand The Essential Gary Stewart RCA
The Rolling Stones Torn And Frayed Exile on Main Street Rolling Stones Records
Neko Case Pretty Girls Blacklisted Anti/Epitaph
The Sadies Song of the Chief Musician (Part 2) Favourite Colours Yep Roc
77 El Deora Wash Your Hands Sirens Western Independent Recordings
Wanda Jackson Funnel Of Love Heart Trouble CMH Records
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys I Can’t Believe I’m Saying This To You Rockin’ Big Sandy Hightone
Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics Lady Killin’ Papa Number One Hit Record! Shout!
Merle Haggard & The Strangers Workin’ Man Blues Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Capitol
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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