Show #138 – Instrumentals

After 138 shows, it is safe to say we are beginning to figure out what we are doing. The concept for an instrumentals show came about very organically. KWMR recently received a few CDs into the new music library that had some really good Bakersfield and Beyond quality instrumentals. Amanda mentioned this to Mike, who it turns out, had been compiling instrumentals on a playlist for quite some time. Then to accumulate enough to fill a two-hour show and voila! We both created playlists independently and only found one or two duplicates. The exceptions to the instrumental theme were the opening and closing songs that bookmark the show every other week.

On the next show on October 23rd Robert Price will be joining us in the studio directly from Bakersfield where he is a journalist who writes for the Bakersfield Californian newspaper. Robert Price is true expert on the Bakersfield Sound and is just publishing his book “The Bakersfield Sound: How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized American Music.” Robert also contributed to the book featured at the Country Music Hall of Fame that chronicles the Bakersfield Sound and accompanies the current exhibit in Nashville. We have been in contact with Robert Price since Bakersfield and Beyond’s inception. What a treat!

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Speedy West Speedin’ West The Very Best Of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Classic Music International
Buck Owens Act Naturally The Instrumental Hits Sundazed
R.E.M. Underneath the Bunker Life’s Rich Pageant hip-o
Kenny Vaughan Wagon Ride V Sugar Hill
Kenny Vaughan Minuit Sur La Plage V Sugar Hill
Steelism China Plate 615 to Fame Single Lock Records
The Champs Tequila Best of The Champs Repertoire Records
Handa-McGraw & The Internationals Take 99 to Bakersfield (Buckaroo Style Mix) Take 99 to Bakersfield (Buckaroo Style Mix) – Single Handa-McGraw & the Internationals
The Outlaws Swingin’ Low Greatest Big Hits of 1961, Vol. 23 Six Week Smile
X Hungry Wolf (Instrumental) Beyond and Back: The X Anthology Elektra
The Sadies Empty the Chamber Tremendous Efforts Outside Music
The Earps Buckaroo Buckle Up (A Tribute to Buck Owens) Big Bender Records
Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days The Winner Midnight, California Well Worn Records
The Derailers Country A Go Go Here Come The Derailers Lost Highway
The Derailers Corn Pickin’ Guaranteed to Satisfy Palo Duro Records
The Byrds All I Have Are Memories (Master Take) Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
Clarence White Hong Kong Hillbilly Country & West Coast, the Birth of Country Rock Ace
Red Meat BuckEye Alameda County Line Ranchero Records
Nashville West Ode To Billy Joe Nashville West Featuring Clarence White Microwerks
The Paladins Power Shake Palvoline No. 7 Ruf Records
Jerry Miller Slaughter On Roosevelt Boulevard New Road Under My Wheels Signature Sounds Recordings
Dave Gleason All Morning Long Turn and Fade 326 Records
The Nashville Superpickers Love Me Tender (Originally by Elvis Presley) Pickin’ On the 50’s Favorites Performed In a Country & Bluegrass Style! CMH Records
The Sadies Northumberland West Favourite Colours Yep Roc
Dave Gleason The San Joaquin Turn and Fade 326 Records
Brian Lonbeck Flying Fingers Rebirth Mosrite
Elliot Easton Goldfinger Rebirth Mosrite
Red Meat MoonRock We Never Close Ranchero Records
Clarence White Buckaroo Tuff & Stringy/Sessions 1966-68 Ace
The Music City Five Memphis Great 60’s Instrumentals cherry red
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass A Taste Of Honey Whipped Cream & Other Delights Shout! Factory
R.E.M. White Tornado Dead Letter Office A&M
Buddy & Bunny Burden Honky Tonk Great 60’s Instrumentals Cherry Red
The Paladins El Matador El Matador Lux Records
Buddy Emmons Honky Tonk Angels (Original Starday Recording) The Steel Guitar And Dobro Sounds of Shot Jackson And Buddy Emmons (Original Starday Recordings) Nashville Records
Kenny Vaughan Mysterium V Sugar Hill
McMinnville Tribute Players Big City Mama Tried: A Tribute to Merle Haggard McMinnville Records
Don Rich and the Buckaroos Orange Blossom Special That Fiddlin’ Man Omnivore Recordings
Red Meat Cattle Drive 13 Ranchero Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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