Silver Wings and Power Supplies

For a couple of weeks, the sound quality at KWMR had been deteriorating.  A horrible thing for a radio station.  It was determined by a crack team that the power supply that powers the engineering board needed replacement.  As it turned out the replacement power supply arrived today and with the team in place, we went off the air for a few minutes during Bakersfield & Beyond to swap it out.  Less than five minutes later, with the new power supply in place, it was immediately clear that that did the trick.  The sound quality improved dramatically and many of the features of the board that had failed were back on-line.  Oh happy days!

We started the show with four covers of “Silver Wings,” written by Merle Haggard.  Then we just went where the music took us.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Suzy Bogguss Silver Wings Lucky Loyal Dutchess Records
Merle Haggard Silver Wings Merle Haggard, The Complete ’60’s Capitol Singles Omnivore Recordings
The Knitters Silver Wings Poor Little Critter on the Road Rhino/Slash
Marshall Crenshaw Silver Wings Tulare Dust: A Songwriter’s Tribute to Merle Haggard Hightone Records
Hank Williams III Ramblin’ Man Ramblin’ Man Curb Records, Inc.
Buck Owens Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer Honky Tonk Man: Buck Sings Country Classics Omnivore Recordings
Sturgill Simpson Life Of Sin Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Loose Music
Dwight Yoakam Crazy Little Thing Called Love 21st Century Hits: Best of 2000-2012 New West Records
Waylon Jennings The Boxer Right for The Time BCR Nashville
John Doe Take 52 The Best of John Doe: This Far Yep Roc
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women California’s Burning Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Roc
Corb Lund Roughest Neck Around Counterfeit Blues New West Records
Ridley Bent You Got Lucky Wildcard Americana North
Moot Davis Goin’ in Hot Goin’ in Hot Crow Town Records
Tom Russell The Rose of the San Joaquin The Rose of the San Joaquin Hightone Records
Johnny Cash Baby Ride Easy Out Among The Stars Columbia
Maddox Brothers & Rose Honky Tonkin’ Maddox Brothers and Rose, Americas Most Colorful Hillbilly Band Arhoolie Records
Tom Russell Tulare Dust Tulare Dust, a songwriters tribute to merle haggard Hightone Records
The Mavericks This Broken Heart The Definitive Collection MCA Nashville
The Rolling Stones Torn & Frayed Exile on Main Street Virgin Records
The Wichitas Dry County The Wichitas Spackletone Records
The Councilmen Box Car Untitled self
Wanda Jackson I Gotta Know Vintage Collection Capitol
Dwight Yoakam A Heart Like Mine 3 Pears Warner Bros.
Beck and Emmylou Harris Sin City Return of the Grievous Angel, a tribute to Gram Parsons Almo
Gary Stewart Backslider’s Wine The Essential Gary Stewart RCA
Beat Farmers Never Goin’ Back Tales of the New West Rhino
Lone Justice Working Late Lone Justice Geffen Records
Buck Owens Sam’s Place 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection Rhino
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus


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2 responses to “Silver Wings and Power Supplies

  1. Joey Harris of the Beat Farmers here. Thanks for including us with our friends, Dwight and Doe and Dave, the Mavs and Lone Justice, and of course Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers, playing my song, Make it Last.
    Stop in and see me with the Mentals next time you’re in San Diego.

    • Mike V

      It’s out pleasure to spin some of the Beat Farmers’ tunes – long time fans. We also did not know you wrote “Make It Last.” That song is also our closing song for Bakersfield & Beyond. Thank you for reaching out, Joey. Would love to catch you if we’re ever in San Diego – or let us know if you make it up to the SF Bay area.
      Thanks again.
      Mike & Amanda

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