New Year Reflection

In the past, we have each compiled a “Best Of” the previous year song selection list.  As we enter the fifth year of Bakersfield & Beyond, we realize that each show is a “best of” the music we associate with the Bakersfield Sound or artists influenced by the Bakersfiled Sound.  With that in mind, we each picked songs for different reasons.  Amanda’s list was populated with some new music and some music she picked up in Nashville after she visited the “Bakersfield Sound Exhibit” at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Mike’s list was made of of songs and artists who exemplify the artists that we love to play on the show.  Enjoy and best wishes to all in the new year!

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Emmylou Harris Luxury Liner Luxury Liner Reprise/Warner Bros.
Mike Ness Funnel Of Love Time Bomb Sampler Time Bomb
Dave Gleason Blue Side of the World Turn and Fade 326 Records
The Derailers Rasberry Beret Reverb Deluxe Sire
Chicago Farmer The Twenty Dollar Bill Backenforth, IL Chicago Farmer
Daniel Romano Middle Child Come Cry With Me Normal Town Records
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Border Radio Cheater’s Game Kelly Willis
JP Harris & the Tough Choices Badly Bent I’ll Keep Calling Cow Island Music
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Highway 99 Out In California Hightone
Bakersfield Boogie Boys Okie From Muskogee Bakersfield Boogie Boys Rhino Records
Buck Owens My Heart Skips A Beat 21 # 1 Hits Rhino Records
Patsy Montana 16 Pounds Patsy Montana Inducted Into The Hall of Fame 1996 King Records
The Flying Burrito Brothers Christine’s Tune The Gilded Palace of Sin A&M
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lookin’ Out My Back Door Chronicle – The 20 Greatest Hits Fantasy
Connie Smith Ain’t Had No Lovin’ The Hurtin’s All Over RCA Country Hits 1964-1972 T-Bird Americana
Merle Haggard & The Strangers Mama Tried Mama Tried Capitol Records
Sonny James Bright Lights, Big City Sonny James 20 All-Time Greatest Hits Tee-Vee Records
Red Meat Pretty Little Lights of Town We Never Close Ranchero Records
Dwight Yoakam Dim Lights, Thick Smoke 3 Pears Warner Bros.
John Doe & The Sadies Stop The World And Let Me Off Country Club Yep Roc Records
Gurf Morlix Dan Blocker Toad of Titicaca Catamount
The Councilmen Box Car Sermon Single self
The Knitters Burning House Of Love The Modern Sounds of The Knitters New Rounder
JP Harris & The Tough Choices Gear Jammin’ Daddy I’ll Keep Calling Cow Island Music
Wynn Stewart Another Day, Another Dollar The Very Best of 1958-1962 Burning Fire
Buck Owens I Always Get a Souvenir Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins Sundazed Music
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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