Show #157 – Mini Themes

By the time we rolled out the first several songs, we had figured out a theme.  First half hour consisted of more modern, contemporary Bakersfield Sound songs.  The second half hour was more or less a tribute to the music of Dave Alvin and John Doe and variations of each of their collaborations with other artist – Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women, John Doe & The Sadies, and The Knitters – featuring both Dave Alvin and John Doe.  We went back to the old classics for the third half hour and hit up some more rockin’ songs that came out of the 80s L.A. punk/cowboy scene…more or less.  It was a good show.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Dwight Yoakam Believe Second Hand Heart Warner Bros.
Brokedown in Bakersfield Swinging Doors Live! Little Sur Records
The Earnest Lovers San Andreas’ Fault Sing Sad Songs – EP Elko Records
Daniel Romano I’m Gonna Teach You If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ New West Records
JP Harris and the Tough Choices Badly Bent I’ll Keep Calling Cow Island Music
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Branded Man Bakersfield MCA Nashville
Dave Alvin Ashgrove Ashgrove Yep Roc
John Doe & The Sadies Stop the World and Let Me Off Country Club Yep Roc Records
The Sadies The Curdled Journey Favourite Colours Yep Roc
The Knitters Long Chain On The Modern Sounds of The Knitters Universal Music
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women California’s Burning Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women Yep Roc
John Doe Cottage in the ‘Dale Keeper Yep Roc
Lefty Frizell Everything Keeps Coming Back (But You) Welcome to Columbia Country Columbia
Tommy Collins I Think of You Yet Tommy Collins Sings Country Songs Gusto
Buck Owens Under Your Spell Again The Best of Buck Owens Capitol
Merle Haggard I Can’t Keep My Hands Off Of You The Ramblin’ Man RCA
The Buckaroos Down At the Corner Bar Roll Your Own Capitol
The Buckaroos Bossa Nova Buckaroo Style Roll Your Own Capitol
Merle Haggard & Bonnie Owens Just Between the Two of Us That Makes Two of Us Pickwick / Capitol
Wynn Stewart Sha Marie The Songs of Wynn Stewart Capitol Records
Al Caiola Theme from Magnificent Seven Tumbling Tumbleweeds RCA
Warren Barker and His Orchestra Theme From Gunsmoke Tumbling Tumbleweeds RCA
Rosie Flores Heartbreak Train A Town South of Bakersfield Enigma Records
Rank And File Amanda Ruth Sundown Slash Records
Lone Justice When Love Comes Home To Stay This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 Omnivore Recordings
Elvis Costello Why Don’t You Love Me (like you used to do) Almost Blue Riviera Global Productions
Dwight Yoakam Rock It All Away 3 Pears Warner Bros.
The Flying Burrito Brothers Do Right Woman The Gilded Palace of Sin 4 Men With Beards
Jim Lauderdale What Am I Waiting For A Town South of Bakersfield 2 enigma
The Paladins What Side of the Door am I On? Let’s Buzz! Alligator Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus
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