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May 23, 2012

 No clear cut plan going into tonight’s show.  Just pulling from about 50 pounds of vinyl and CDs what we felt like.  However, we did get a lyric stuck in our heads that took us a couple of Gram Parsons/Flying Burrito Brothers songs to figure out.  “You think I’m lonesome? So do I.  So do I.”  Finally figured out that is was the International Submarine Band’s “Luxury Liner.” 






Tim Hus

Bakersfield Music

Bushpilot Buckaroo

Stony Plain Records

Stevie Agnew

Wreckin’ Yard (Abridged Version)

Wreckin’ Yard

Skimmin’ Stone Records

David Luning

Northern California

Just Drop On By

David Luning

Marty Robbins

Big Iron

More Greatest Hits


John Doe and the Sadies

Take These Chains From My Heart

Country Club

YepRoc Records

Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson

Pancho and Lefty

Hag – The Best of Merle Haggard


The Jayhawks

Good Long Time

The Jayhawks (a.k.a. The Bunkhouse Album)

Wrasse Records Ltd. (UK)

Gram Parsons

$1000 Wedding

GP / Grievous Angel

Warner 1061

The Flying Burrito Brothers


The Gilded Palace of Sin

4 Men With Beards

Elvis Costello

What’s So Funny About Peace, Love & Understanding?

The Best of Elvis Costello


Kim Richey

Breakaway Speed

Thorn In My Heart

Yep Rock

Marshall Crenshaw

Silver Wings

Tulare Dust: A Songwriter’s Tribute to Merle Haggard

Hightone Records

JP Harris and the Tough Choices

Take It All

I’ll Keep Calling

Cow Island Music

Rev. Horton Heat

Where In The Hell Did You Leave With My Toothbrush?

Holy Roller


Wynn Stewart

School Bus Love Affair

Wynn Stewart


Buck Owens

Tall Dark Stranger

Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection


Buck Owens

Made In Japan

Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection


Wanda Jackson

Riot In Cellblock #9 (feat. the Cramps)

Heart Trouble

CMH Records

Beat Farmers


Tales of the New West


International Submarine Band

Luxury Liner

Safe At Home

Sundazed Music

Dwight Yoakam

Intentional Heartache

Blame the Vain

New West Records Inc.

Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men

Wanda And Duane

Out In California

Hightone Records

Dave Alvin

Tramps and Hawkers

West of the West

Yep Roc Records

Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan

T For Texas

Songs From The Real America

Swingin’ Pig Records

Neko Case

I Wish I Was the Moon



Waylon Jennings

Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line

The Best of Waylon Jennings


Waylon Jennings


Honky Tonk Heroes

RCA Records Label Nashville

Rosie Flores & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts


Girl of the Century

Bloodshot Records

Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers

Make It Last

North of Bakersfield

Dionysus Records


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The Power of The 45

Did you ever have a record player?  Not a stereo.  A record player that played records.  The kind with the built in speaker, hinged top with clasps to secure it when you picked it up by the handle to move it.  The kind you could put a stack of records on that would automatically drop after one side was finished and the tone arm lifted and move away for the next record to drop.  The kind that had a funky shaped 45 adapter that fit over the center pin.  Me too.  Tonight’s show was dedicated to the record player.

This week, I was listening to Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys tune “The Power of The 45 (Pt. 1).”  In the song, Big Sandy sings about all the singers who got significant turntable time on record players of the 50s and 60s.  I went in search of the artists mentioned in the song and put together a 40 minute set featuring these artists.  Listed in the playlist below, they follow “The Power of The 45 (Pt. 1)” and end with Little Willie John’s “I’m Shakin’.”  I had a great time putting tonight’s show together.  If you listened, thank you.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Buck Owens Tequila Sunrise Buck Sings The Eagles Omnivore Records
Dwight Yoakam Suspicious MInds The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam Reprise
Neko Case Whip the Blankets Furnace Room Lullaby Anti/Epitaph
Tom Russell The Rose of the San Joaquin The Rose of the San Joaquin Hightone Records
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Highway 99 Out In California Hightone Records
The Derailers Knee Deep In The Blues Full Western Dress Rhino/London-Sire
77 El Deora Twisted Blue Line Western Independent Recordings
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys Power Of The 45 (Pt. 1) Turntable Matinee Yep Roc Records
Don Julian & The Meadowlarks Boogie Woogie Teenage High School Reunion Rolled Gold Classics
Janis Martin Blues Keep Calling The Female Elvis – Complete Recordings 1956-60 Bear Family Records GmbH
Glen Glenn Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud Loud Music Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud Loud Music AMB
Joe Pain Sugar Creek Bottom The Spar Records Story – Nashville’s Great Unsung Indie Label Yellow Label
Richard Berry Louie Louie The Roots of Van Morrison Snapper Music
Lazy Lester Alligator Shuffle Harp and Soul Alligator Records
Chuck Berry Brown Eyed Handsome Man Chuck Berry: The Anthology MCA Records
Junior Parker Mystery Train Next Time You See Me Universe
Vernon Taylor Your Lovin’ Man Essential Rockabilly – The Sun Story One Day Music
Janis Martin Drugstore Rock ‘N’ Roll The Female Elvis – Complete Recordings 1956-60 Bear Family Records GmbH
Little Willie John I’m Shakin’ Fever: The Best Of Little Willie John Rhino
Eleven Hundred Springs Every Time I Get Close to You Country Jam Palo Duro
The Flying Burrito Brothers Christine’s Tune The Gilded Palace of Sin and Burrito Deluxe A&M
Gary Stewart Back Sliders Wine The Essential Gary Stewart RCA
Buck Owens I Always Get a Souvenir Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins Sundazed Music
X Burning House Of Love Beyond & Back: The X Anthology Elektra
Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings Loves Gonna Live Here Outlaw Reunion, Volume 1 Craze Productions
Whiskeytown What May Seem Like Love Faithless Street Outpost Recordings
Bill Kirchen Truck Stop At The End Of The World Seeds and Stems Proper Records
Clarence White I’m Tied Down to You Tuff & Stringy/Sessions 1966-68 ace
Red Meat That’s What I’m Here For Alameda County Line Ranchero Records
Johnny Paycheck A-11 All Time Greatest Hits Goldenlane Records
Tommy Collins What’cha Gonna Do Now Swing West Volume, Vol 1 Razor & Tie
Rosie Flores Girl Haggard Once More With Feeling Rounder Records
Billy Mize Solid Sender That’ll Flat Git It, Vol. 9 (DECCA) Bear Family Records GmbH
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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