There is nothing boring about the Bakersfield Sound, especially when there is a “beyond” involved. The playlist tonight could be summed up as “before,” “Bakersfield,” and “beyond.” The inspiration for the theme came from an article in the San Francisco Chronicle Pink Section that you can read HERE. It’s fun to dig in and learn more about the music that musicians listened to that became part of their vernacular. Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson have a new project, “Django and Jimmie” and the title track kicks it off.
One Django tune represents the Willie side of the equation. There are tunes from Jimmie Rodgers and the digging in found even more cool stuff. Merle tunes represent the Bakersfield aspect. The beyond is found by looking at other jazz musicians that have delved back into the Bakersfield/Americana realm.
Follow a trail of songs sometime. The adventure is worth it.
And you might want to head on down to the Great American Music Hall in SF next Tuesday for the Toys for Tots Red Meat show (normally held at the Riptide). Good tunes for a good cause.
And we hope that Merle Haggard recovers soon, he is under the weather and had to cancel some recent shows, including the one in SF.
|Tim Hus||Bakersfield Music||Bushpilot Buckaroo||Stony Plain Records|
|Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard||Django and Jimmie||Django and Jimmie||legacy|
|Jimmie Rodgers||Blue Yodel #9 (Standing On the Corner)||The Singing Brakeman – the Essential Recordings||Primo|
|Django Reinhardt||Honeysuckle Rose||The Indispensable Django Reinhardt||RCA|
|Merle Haggard||Dixie Blues #2||I Love Dixie Blues||Capitol Records|
|Stan Kenton & Tex Ritter||High Noon (Do Not Foresake Me)||Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter!||Capitol|
|Stan Kenton||Theme To The West – Original Mono||Stan Kenton’s Southern Scandal||Charly Records|
|Emmett Miller||Lovesick Blues||THe Minstrel Man From Georgia||Sony|
|Merle Haggard||Big Bad Bill||I Love Dixie Blues||Capitol Records|
|Jimmie Rodgers||Blue Yodel #1 (t for Texas)||The Very Best Of||Goldenlane Records|
|Marc Johnson||Samurai Hee-Haw||Bass Desires||ECM records|
|Jimmie Rodgers||Bimbombay||The Best of Jimmie Rodgers||Rhino|
|Louis Armstrong||Indian Love Call||Satchmo In Style||Universal|
|Cassandra Wilson||I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry||New Moon Daughter||Blue Note Records|
|Sonny Rollins||I’m An Old Cowhand||Sonny Rollins: Ken Burns Jazz||Verve Records|
|Gary Burton||Country Roads||Country Roads and Other Places||RCA|
|Clint Strong & F Powers||After You’ve Gone||Single||Unknown|
|King Johnson||Adultcontemporary-rootsrockbluesjazzfunk||Hot Fish Laundry Mat||Landslide Records|
|Sinead O’Connor||You Do Something To Me||Red, Hot & Blue: The Music of Cole Porter||Capitol Records|
|The Jazz Butcher||Saint’s Prayer||Last of the Gentleman Adventurers||The Jazz Butcher|
|Norah Jones||Lone Star||Come Away With Me||Blue Note Records|
|Soulajar||Love’s a Funny Thing||Love’s a Funny Thing – Single||Aum Studio Music|
|Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers||Make it Last||North of Bakersfield||Dionysus|