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The official show title is “Bakersfield & Beyond:  Music for Mavericks, Outlaws, and Romantics.”  Tonight we explored the Outlaws.  In some way, the guys over in Bakersfield were Outlaws because they did music outside of the Nashville norm.  However, the folks associated with Outlaw Country were a bit scruffier and longer of hair than their more polished counterparts in Nashville, or even in Bakersfield.

There are a couple of stories about where the term “Outlaw Country” came from.  One is that David Allan Coe was a member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.  The other is that it came from the Lee Clayton song “Ladies Love Outlaw” sung by Waylon Jennings.  However, the term came in to being, there is no doubt that Outlaw Country is a whole lot more rocking that the country coming out of Nashville then or now.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bush Pilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
The Allman Brothers Band Ramblin’ Man Best of the Allman Brothers universal records
Bob Dylan Outlaw Blues Bringing It All Back Home Columbia
Dan Covill Outlaw Country Outlaw Country – Single Crystal Records
Dan Fogelberg The OutLaw Analogue Pathways Sony Music Entertainment
Lynyrd Skynyrd Gimme Three Steps The Best of Lynyrd Skynyrd Geffen
The Marshall Tucker Band Can’t You See Outlaw Country Legacy Recordings
Molly Hatchet Flirtin’ With Disaster Greatest Hits Deadline Music
Waylon Jennings Ladies Love Outlaws The Essential Waylon Jennings Sony Music Entertainment
Waylon Jennings Honky Tonk Heroes Honky Tonk Heroes RCA Records Label Nashville
Waylon Jennings Dont You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out of Hand The Essential Waylon Jennings Sony Music Entertainment
Wes St. Jon Oilfield Outlaw Oilfield Cowboy Star-Key Records
Johnny Cash with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Kris Kristofferson Highwayman The Essential Johnny Cash Columbia/Legacy
Hank Williams III Country Heroes Straight to Hell Bruc Records
Emmylou Harris Luxury Liner Luxury Liner Warner Bros.
Neko Case Lady Pilot Blacklisted Anti/Epitaph
David Allan Coe Need a Little Time Off for Bad Behavior The Essential David Allan Coe Sony
Dennis Olson Truck Drivin’ Outlaw Super 16 Hits: Keep On Truckin’ K-Tel
Hank Williams Jr. Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound That’s How We Do It in Dixie Curb
Jackson Taylor & The Sinners Outlaw Women Dark Days Smith Entertainment
Johnny Cash I Walk The Line Cash/The Legend Sony/BMG
Gretchen Wilson Here For The Party The Very Best of Outlaw Country MCA
Hank Williams Jr. All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight The Very Best of Outlaw Country MCA
Jessi Colter Why You Been Gone So Long Outlaw Country Legacy Recordings
Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings Suspicious MInds Wanted! Outlaws BMG Entertainment
Johnny Paycheck The Outlaw’s Prayer The Soul & the Edge – The Best of Johnny Paycheck Epic/legacy
Hank Williams Ramblin’ Man 40 Greatest Hits mercury
Jimmie Rodgers Blue Yodel # 8 (Muleskinner Blues) Blue Yodel – the Recorded Legacy Synergie OMP
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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New Music Thursday

A lot of new music perfect for Bakersfield & Beyond showed up at the station recently.  Notables are Vince Gill & Paul Franklin “Bakersfield,” Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers self-titled CD, Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants “All Hat & No Cattle,” Patricial Vonne “Rattle My Cage,” “The Big E, A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons,” and Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys “What A Dream It’s Been.”  Among the interesting tidbits are Chris Shiflett (you may know him from his other band The Foo Fighters) and it’s Big Sandy’s 25th year making music as Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys.  Congratulations!  The other pleasant surprise is the Vince Gill/Paul Franklin “Bakersfield” CD – a solid compilation of songs from Bakersfield Sound artists performed by country super-star, Vince Gill.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Patricia Vonne This Cat’s In The Doghouse Rattle My Cage Bandolera
Nicki Bluhm And The Gramblers Hey Stranger Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers Little Sur Records
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin The Bottle Let Me Down Bakersfield MCA
Little Jimmy Dickens featuring Dan Dugmore & Duane Eddy When Your House Is Not A Home The Big E, A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons MPI
Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants Guitar Pickin’ Man All Hat & No Cattle Le Coq Napolean
Buck Nickels and Loose Change Truck Drivin Man Buck Nickels and Loose Change Taman records,Dave Westerbeke
Maurice Tani/77 El Deora Don’t Say It’s Over Blue Line Western Independent Recordings
Rusty Truck Buildings Kicker Town self
Grant Langston Working Until I Die Working Until I Die Grant Langston
Buck Owens Victim of Life’s Circumstances Buck Owens, The Warner Brothers Recordings Warner Brothers
Claude King Tiger Woman Tiger Woman Columbia
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers Deep Water Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers Little Sur Records
Dwight Yoakam It’s Never Alright 3 Pears Warner Bros.
The Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino
The Flying Burrito Brothers Sin City Country & West Coast: The Birth of Country Rock Big Beat Records
Dennis Payne The Conscience of You Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Rusty Dean Saturday Satan, Sunday Saint Bakersfield Rebels ace
Merle Haggard and the Strangers Mama Tried Mama Tried Capitol
Vince Gill Featuring Paul Franklin & Tommy White Country Boy The Big E, A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons MPI
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Branded Man Bakersfield MCA
Rocky Morgan and his Triple R Boys You Can’t Rope a Steer in a Taxi Swingbillies (Disk 1) Ace Records
Gurf Morlix Dan Blocker Toad of Titicaca Catamount
Dwight Yoakam I’d Avoid Me Too Population Me Koch
Rosie Flores & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts Chauffeur Girl of the Century Bloodshot Records
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys I Know I’ve Loved You Before What A Dream It’s Been Cow Island Music
Neko Case Guided By Wire Furnace Room Lullaby Anti/Epitaph
JP Harris and the Tough Choices I’m Stayin’ Here I’ll Keep Calling Cow Island Music
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women California’s Burning Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Roc
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers Go Go Go Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers Little Sur Records
Joe Ely White Line Fever Tulare Dust: A Songwriter’s Tribute to Merle Haggard Hightone
Ruby Dee and The Snake Handlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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