Monthly Archives: July 2013

It was 39 years ago yesterday

It was 39 years ago yesterday when Don Rich passed away in what some see as a controversial motorcycle accident.  The man brought into the Buckaroos by Buck Owens who made that silver telecaster shine died at a young age on  Highway 1 in Moro Bay.  As much as Don is known for the twang of the Bakersfield Sound, he was a very accomplished musician at a very early age.  In 1957, when he was just 16, Don opened for Elvis Presley at a show in Tacoma, Washington.  Don Rich, you are missed, but your music lives to inspire.

In addition to a great guitarist, Don Rich was also a very accomplished fiddle player.

And then we played a set of Dave Gonzales themed music – Hacienda Brothers, The Paladins, Stone River Boys, and what the heck some Chris Gaffney too.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Neko Case Thrice All American Furnace Room Lullaby Anti/Epitaph
The Buckaroos Bakersfield Breakdown The Buck Owen’s Buckarooos Strike Again! Capitol
The Buckaroos My Baby’s Comin’ Home The Buck Owens’ Buckaroos Strike Again! Capitol
Clarence White Buckaroo Tuff & Stringy/Sessions 1966-68 Ace
Buck Owens Johnny B. Goode Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits Rhino Records
Buck Owens Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits Rhino Records
Dave Gleason Midnight, California Midnight, California Well Worn Records
Dwight Yoakam Ring Of Fire Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. Rhino/Warner Bros.
Bakersfield Boogie Boys Okie From Muskogee Bakersfield Boogie Boys Rhino Records
The Jazz Butcher Bakersfield The Jazz Butcher’s Free Lunch Rev-Ola
77 El Deora Twisted Blue Line Western Independent Recordings
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Highway 99 Out In California Hightone
Dallas Wayne Bouncin’ Beer Cans Off The Jukebox Here I Am In Dallas Shout!
The Knitters Poor Little Critter On the Road Poor Little Critter on the Road Rhino/Slash
John Doe and the Sadies I Still Miss Someone Country Club YepRoc Records
Stone River Boys Love on the Dial Love on the Dial cow island
The Hacienda Brothers Leavin’ On My Mind The Hacienda Brothers Koch Records
Paladins You’Re So Fine El Matador Lux
Dave Gozales Tired Of Being Me Chris Gaffney Tribute: The Manof Somebody’s Dreams Yep Roc Records
Chris Gaffney & The Cold Hard Facts Frank’s Tavern Chris Gaffney & The Cold Hard Facts ROM
The Paladins Going Down to Big Mary’s Years Since Yesterday Alligator Records
Hacienda Brothers Mental Revenge Hacienda Brothers Proper Records Ltd
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women Don’t Make Promises Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Rock
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends Mood to Burn Bridges Furnace Room Lullaby Anti/Epitaph
Wanda Jackson A Girl Don’t Have to Drink to Have Fun Cream of The Crop Capitol Nashville
Janis Martin Long White Cadillac The Blanco Sessions Cow Island
Lone Justice After The Flood Lone Justice Geffen Records
Merle Haggard Always Late (With Your Kisses) Roots, Vol. 1 Anti/Epitaph
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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Hey Baby, It’s The 4th of July!

Who knew that there were so many songs about the 4th of July!Well, we found a bunch of them to play for you on Bakersfield and Beyond on the 4th of July. Of course we included several versions of Dave Alvin’s tune. Bakersfield and Beyond has been fortunate enough to broadcast on several noteworthy holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, April Fool’s Day and now the 4th of July. We hope that you all had a safe and enjoyable holiday!



Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
The Patriotic Fathers Battle Hymm of The Republic The American Celebration – The Ultimate Patriotic Music Collection Unknown
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Fourth Of July Out In California Hightone
David Francey Fourth Of July First Set: Live from Folk Alley Laker Music
The Decemberists July, July! Castaways & Cutouts kill rock stars
Simon & Garfunkel America Greatest Hits Columbia
Joe Purdy 4Th of July 4th of July Mudtown Crier Records
U2 4Th of July The Unforgettable Fire Island
Dave Alvin 4Th of July King Of California Shout!
The Well Wishers Fourth Of July Under the Arrows Not Lame
LUNA 4Th of July Luna Live Beggars Banquet
John Stewart July, You’re A Woman The Complete Phoenix Concerts Bear Family Records
Shooter Jennings & George Jones Fourth of July Put The O Back in Country Unknown
Atherton Fourth Of July Skyline Motel Groundloop Records
Roscoe Born A Blue State Mind, Red State Soul Single Self Produced
Red Meat 12 Inch 3-Speed Oscillating Fan Live At The World’s Smallest Honky Tonk Ranchero Records
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Fourth Of July So What’s New? Telarc
Johnny Cash Ragged Old Flag The Essential Johnny Cash Columbia/Legacy
Justin Bowerman 4Th of July Rock You Justin Bowerman
Leechboy 4Th of July Moonshine In the Sunshine Plan B
Razr13 4Th of July REFLECTIONS Rock Army Records
Christopher Todd She’s A Grand Old Flag unknown Unknow
Bruce Springsteen 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) The Essential Bruce Springsteen Columbia
Dave Alvin Fourth Of July Romeo’s Escape lucky dog
X 4Th of July See How We Are Elektra
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers American Girl Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Rhino Warner
John Mellencamp R.O.C.K. In The USA Words and Music unkown
Ray Charles America The Beautiful Best of Ray Charles Rhino

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