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Rolling The Dice

Sometimes we start a show and have no idea what the theme is or where we’re going to go with the music.  Tonight was one of those shows.  Here’s an example of the the thought process:  Play Gilbeau & Parsons “Lodi” and then because that is a John Fogerty song, play “Born On The Bayou” (with Kid Rock) from Fogerty’s new CD.  Then because of the word “bayou” in the John Fogerty song, let’s play Hank Williams “Jambalaya” because it mentions “bayou.”  And then here’s The Mavericks with a cover of Hank Williams song “Hey Good Lookin’.”  One song inspired the next which inspired the next and on it went like that the whole show.  We certainly have a fun time and if you listened, we hope you did too.

We tried to find Dwight covering a Merle Haggard tune, but couldn’t find “Swinging Doors” on any of the CDs or LPs or computer we had with us, but this clip is exactly what we were trying to do with tonight’s show by playing music by linking artists together in an organic method.  Here’s Dwight Yoakam singing and playing with Dave Alvin on guitar covering Merle Haggard’s “Swinging Doors.”

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Tim Hus Short Go Shuffle Western Star Stony Plain Records
The Sadies Starting All Over Again Internal Sounds Yep Roc Records
Gilbeau & Parsons Lodi Louisiana Rain Big Beat
John Fogerty Born On The Bayou John Fogerty: Wrote a Song for Everyone Vanguard Records
Hank Williams Jambalaya 24 of Hank Williams Greatest Hits Mercury
The Mavericks Hey Good Lookin’ The Definitive Collection MCA Nashville
Patsy Montana Little Shoes Patsy Montana Inducted Into The Hall of Fame 1996 King Records
Iris DeMent Mom & Dad’s Waltz My Life Warner 1061
Red Meat Kiss The Children Live At The World’s Smallest Honky Tonk Ranchero Records
The Flying Burrito Brothers Christine’s Tune (A.K.A. Devil in Disguise) Hot Burritos! – The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972 A&M
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin The Fightin’ Side Of Me Bakersfield MCA Nashville
Merle Haggard Grandma Harp Let Me Tell You About A Song Capitol
Mike Beck Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man Rooted Reata Records
The Byrds You Ain’t Going Nowhere Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
Joe Ely White Line Fever Tulare Dust – A Songwriters’ Tribute to Merle Haggard Hightone Records
Pete Anderson 36 Hour Day Birds Above Guitarland Little Dog Records
Dwight Yoakam Alright I’m Wrong Tomorrow’s Sounds Today Reprise
The Beatles Act Naturally Help! Apple
Buck Owens Lady Madonna The Warner Brothers Recordings Warner Bros.
Dave Alvin Haley’s Comet The Best of the Hightone Years Red Music
Bill Haley & The Bill Haley Comets Shake, Rattle, And Rock Rock & Roll Master Classics Records
Connie Smith Love Is the Look You’re Looking For Connie Smith The Hurtin’s All Over T-Bird Americana
Joe Maphis Invitation To The Blues The Amazing Joe Maphis Starday
Iris DeMent Big City Tulare Dust – A Songwriters’ Tribute to Merle Haggard Hightone Records
Wynn Stewart Big City The Very Best Of Burning Fire
Wynn Stewart Happy Crazy The Songs of Wynn Stewart Capitol Records
Poco You Better Think Twice Country & West Coast The Birth of Country Rock Big Beat
Gene Clark The Same One Gene Clark, Collector’s Series Early L.A. Sessions CBS
Buck Owens Peaceful Easy Feeling Buck Sings The Eagles Omnivore Records
Linda Ronstadt Desperado Linda Ronstadt’s Greatest Hits Elektra
Gary Paxton Bummer Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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