Show #183 – Billy The Kid

July 14, 1881, one William H. Bonny was killed by Pat Garrett after the kid escaped from Garrett’s jail while waiting to hang for killing two of Garrett’s deputies.  William probably would have fast faded from memory if the nickname Billy The Kid hadn’t been given to him.  Billy The Kid.  Everyone knows that name.  Every kid who played with toy pistols growing up during the boomer years knew that name.  And on he lived through kid’s imaginations and in song.  And it’s by song that we recognized this tragic character who died at the age of 21.  Live fast, die young.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Merle Haggard Hungry Eyes The Complete ’60s Capitol Singles Omnivore
Don Rich The Race is On Don Rich Sings George Jones Omnivore Recordings
Buck Owens How Long Will My Baby Be Gone Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Omnivore Recordings
Ferlin Husky I Feel Better All Over The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 – 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Recordings
Bill Woods Go Crazy Man The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Recordings
Fuzzy Owen Yer Fer Me The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 – 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Cousin Herb Henson Up The Path And In My Door The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Dallas Frazier Can’t Go On The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1: 1950s & 60s Boppers and Rockers from “Nashville West” Bear Family Records
Merle Haggard Skidrow The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 – 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Dave Gleason Look At the Way You’ve Become Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days Just Fall to Pieces Well Worn Records
Trevor McSpadden One Tear at a Time The Only Way Chaparral Street Music
Dave Gleason Blue Side of the World Turn and Fade 326 Records
Trevor McSpadden The Only Way The Only Way Chaparral Street Music
Marty Robbins Billy The Kid Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Sony Music Entertainment
Ry Cooder Billy The Kid The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed Warner Brothers
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Billy The Kid Echo Warner Brothers
Charlie Daniels Billy The Kid The Roots Remain Sony
Woody Guthrie Billy The Kid Buffalo Skinners: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 4 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Paul Westerberg Fugitive Kind Suicaine Gratification Capitol Records
Billy Joel The Ballad of Billy The Kid The Piano Man Sony
Kris Kristofferson Shandie The Essential Kris Kristofferson Columbia/Legacy
Bob Dylan She’s Your Lover Now The Bootleg Series, Best of the Original Mono Recordings. 1-3 (Rare and Unreleased) 1961-1991 Columbia
Confederate Railroad Still One Outlaw Left Unleashed Audium
Steve Miller Band Gangster of Love Sailor Capitol
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott Me And Billy The Kid with Peter Rowan Friends of Mine Shout!
Bon Jovi Blaze of Glory Cross Road Mercury
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