Monthly Archives: December 2014

Show #143 – Christmas Music!

Neither one of us are big fans of Christmas music.  In fact, my Christmas tree is a pine scented car air freshener.  However, once a year, we get down with the Christmas tunes on Bakersfield & Beyond just to get it out of our systems and play artists who can rock a Christmas tune – or in the case of “Faith In Santa” by Hermann Lammers Meyers, bring you to tears.  We also got to talk to our pal, Smelley Kelley, about his collection of nativity scenes he so brilliantly documented in a two volume video on his Facebook page.  Check it out if you’re on the ole FB at this link or on the Bakersfield & Beyond FB page, ’cause we shared it with y’all.

Thanks for listening to Bakersfield & Beyond for another year.  We appreciate everyone who has tuned in.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
The Christmas Jug Band Santa Lost a Ho Uncorked Globe Records
Rosie Flores Whatcha Waitin’ For Christmas Christmasville Durango Rose Records
My Morning Jacket Christmas Must Be Tonight iTunes Session V2 Cooperative Music
Los Straitjackets Jingle Bells Yuletide Beat Yep Roc
The Reverend Horton Heat Frosty The Snowman We Three Kings Yep Roc Records
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Little Drummer Boy A Blackkheart Christmas Blackheart Records
Run-D.M.C. Christmas In Hollis The Soulful Sounds of Christmas Rhino
The Brian Setzer Orchestra You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch Christmas Rocks! – The Best of Collection Surfdog Records
The Beach Boys Little Saint Nick The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album Capitol Catalog
The Killers ¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe! (feat. Wild Light, Mariachi El Bronx) (RED) Christmas – EP Island Def Jam
Pretenders Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 1 Universal Strategic Marketing
Patti Smith We Three Kings A Very Special Christmas A&M
Los Lonely Boys Feliz Navidad Christmas Spirit Epic
Raul Malo Marshmallow World Marshmallow World & Other Holiday Favorites New Door Records
Buck Owens Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Omnivore Recordings
Los Straitjackets Christmas In Las Vegas ‘Tis the Season For Los Straitjackets Yep Roc Records
Nick Lowe Children Go Where I Send Thee Quality Street Yep Rock
Suzy Bogguss Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Loyal Duchess Records
Crash Test Dummies Silent Night Jingle All the Way Cha-Ching Records
The Reverend Horton Heat What Child Is This We Three Kings Yep Roc Records
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy We Three Kings Everything You Want For Christmas Big Bad Records
Tony Orlando & Dawn Christmas Time Is Here A Christmas Reunion R2 Entertainment
Hermann Lammers Meyer Faith In Santa Stories We Could Tell Vol .2 Up To Date Records
Ray Charles Winter Wonderland the spirit of christmas Rhino
Alan Jackson Honky Tonk Christmas Honky Tonk Christmas Arista Nashville
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus
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Show #142 – Rock & Roll Icons Passing

This week, Bobby Keys, the saxophonist for the Rolling Stones, and Ian McLagan, keyboardist for Faces, Small Faces, and sometimes for the Rolling Stones both passed away.  Since the Rolling Stones have a connection to Gram Parsons who has a connection to the country music of Bakersfield artists, we give honorary Bakersfield cred to Bobby Keys and Ian McLagan.  In the mix of songs tonight, we have some Stones, Faces, and Ian McLagan.  The music lives on.

We also talked with our good pal, Smelley Kelley from the band Red Meat who are getting into the groove with three holiday shows coming up starting with the first one this Saturday at Rancho Nicasio.  It’s always great to converse with Smelley because the conversation is sure to degrade to the point Smelley will tell us he is scantily dressed.  It tonight’s case, he informed us that he was buck naked.  And with that, I’ll put an end to this.

 

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Eleven Hundred Springs Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight Country Jam Palo Duro
Jeremiah James Songs On the Radio Sounds Like Home Jeremiah James
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band I’m Your Baby Now United States Yep Roc Records
Rosie Flores Chauffeur Girl of The Century Bloodshot
The Rolling Stones Torn & Frayed Exile on Main Street Virgin Records
Faces Stay With Me A Nod Is As Good As a Wink to a Blind Horse Rhino
Red Meat Honky Tonk Habit We Never Close Ranchero Records
Red Meat Deep Water 13 Ranchero Records
Sturgill Simpson Life Ain’t Fair and the World Is Mean High Top Mountain High Top Mountain
The Rolling Stones Miss You Some Girls Virgin Records
JP Harris and the Tough Choices A Breaking Heart Home Is Where the Hurt Is Cow Island Music
Buck Owens Act Naturally The Country & Western All-Star Round-Up Capitol Records, LLC
Billy Mize Planet Named Desire The Other Side of Bakersfield: 1950’s &60’s Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Vol. 2 Bear Family Records GmbH
The Rolling Stones Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’ Sticky Fingers Rolling Stones/Columbia
Wanda Jackson The Window Up Above Wanda Jackson Vintage Collection Capitol
Gary Stewart In Some Room Above the Street The Essential Gary Stewart RCA
Dave Alvin Every Night About This Time King Of California Shout!
Waylon Jennings This Time This Time RCA
Sturgill Simpson Turtles All the Way Down Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Loose Music
The Byrds One Hundred Years From Now Sweetheart of the Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
The Sadies Translucent Sparrow Favourite Colours Yep Roc
Nashville West Mental Revenge Nashville West Featuring Clarence White Microwerks
Rose Maddox Sing a Little Song of Heartache Swing West – Vol. 1 Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Merle Haggard Sing A Sad Song Swing West Vol. 1 – Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Ruby Dee and The Snake Handlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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