Monthly Archives: October 2016

Show #190 – Horses, Baltimore, Merle, & Dwight

Who would have thought that a random selection of musical choices (and believe me, the themes were randomly chosen), would lead us to learning about  America’s Oldest Saloon. Yep, the “Horse you Came In On Saloon” in Baltimore Maryland has been operating since 1775. Smiley’s in Bolinas was established in 1851, 76 years later!

We had a plan (at least a half baked one) prior to starting the show on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Mike had done some research and dug up the following information – relevant to the Bakersfield Sound.

10/19/63 Buck Owens attains the #1 spot on the Billboard country singles chart with “Love’s Gonna Live Here”

10/17/15 Merle Haggard makes a surprise appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, where he performs “Big City,” “Silver Wings,” “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink” and “Okie From Muskogee.” It’s his last time on the Opry stage

10/23/56 Dwight Yoakam is born in Pikeville, Kentucky. With an edgy vocal style and a proclivity for roots music, he becomes one of country’s most creative forces, augmenting such iconic hits as “Honky Tonk Man,” “Ain’t That Lonely Yet” and “Fast As You” with a side career as an actor

10/15/88 Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens team up at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Streets Of Bakersfield”

We kicked things off with the Buck and Merle tracks, leaving Dwight for later. We started the show off in fine “Bakersfield” form. But then things went “Beyond.”

For some reason the “Streets of Baltimore” was stuck in my head before we went on the air, I then noticed a track on a Waylon Jennings and Jesse Coulter album that was about  Baltimore.

Well, you can see by the playlist below that we found a slew of great Baltimore tunes. Jonny Moore, an avid listener, called in and snagged the theme! Then off we launched onto horse themed songs, I think that I had been humming “Wild Horses” before the show as well.

In the end we wrapped things up with a birthday tribute to Dwight! Here’s the link to the archive in case you want to listen (for up to 14 days after the show airs on KWMR).

 

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Buck Owens Love’s Gonna Live Here 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection Rhino
Merle Haggard Big City Playlist: The Very Best of Merle Haggard Sony Legacy
Merle Haggard I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink Hag – The Best of Merle Haggard Capitol Nashville
Merle Haggard Silver Wings Hag – The Best of Merle Haggard Capitol Nashville
Merle Haggard Okie from Muskagee Okie from Muskagee Starline
Patsy Cline Crazy Best of Patsy Cline Curb Records
Gram Parsons Streets of Baltimore GP / Grievous Angel Warner
Waylon Jennings Tomorrow Night In Baltimore Cedardtown Georgia RCA
Counting Crows Raining in Baltimore August and Everything After DGC
The Jayhawks The Baltimore Sun Blue Earth Ryko/Rhino
Lyle Lovett Baltimore Joshua Judges Ruth Curb Records
Tim Hardin The Lady Came From Baltimore Hang On to a Dream – The Verve Recordings Universal Records
The Flying Burrito Brothers Wild horses The Definitive Collection A & M Records
The Sadies The Horseshoe Tales of the Rat Fink Outside Music
John Stewart Let the Big Horse Run John Stewart, The Complete Phoenix Concerts Bear Family Records
Lucinda Williams If Wishes Were Horses Little Honey Relix
Tom Russell Throwin’ Horseshoes At the Moon The Tom Russell Anthology Hightone Records
Willie Nelson A Horse Called Music Heroes Legacy Records
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash 440 Horses Walk Alone Texacali Records
Neil Young Horseshoe Man Silver and gold Reprise
R.E.M. Horse to Water Accelerate Rhino/Warner Bros.
Sparklehorse Dark as a Dungeon Cash Covered MOJO
Dwight Yoakam Intentional Heartache Blame the Vain New West Records Inc.
Dwight Yoakam Dim Lights Thick Smoke Loud Music 3 Pears Warner Bros.
Dwight Yoakam The Late Great Golden State Population Me Koch
Dwight Yoakam Streets of Bakersfield (Live) Live from Austin, TX: Dwight Yoakam New West Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus
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Show #189 – Jean Shepard

Jean Shepard was a pioneer (November 21, 1933 – September 25, 2016). She held many “firsts.”

SOME OF HER “FIRSTS,”

STARRING IN THE 1ST NETWORK COUNTRY
MUSIC SHOW – THE OZARK JUBILEE.

THE 1ST FEMALE IN COUNTRY MUSIC TO SELL
A MILLION RECORDS.

THE 1ST COUNTRY MUSIC FEMALE VOCALIST TO
OVERDUB HER VOICE ON RECORDS.

THE 1ST COUNTRY MUSIC FEMALE TO MAKE A
COLOR TV COMMERCIAL.

THE 1ST FEMALE COUNTRY SINGER TO BE A MEMBER OF THE
GRAND OLE OPRY, FOR OVER 50 YEARS!

She made it happen with style. We dedicated this show to her, and to many of the women of the Bakersfield Sound. Sure we didn’t get them all, but we only had two hours!

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Jean Shepard Cryin’ Steel Guitar Waltz Swing West – Vol 1 – Bakersfield RAZOR AND TIE
Jean Shepard Cigarettes and Coffee Blues Greatest Hits – All Original Recordings capitol nashville
Jean Shepard I Want to Go Where No One Knows Me Greatest Hits – All Original Recordings capitol nashville
Jean Shepard Many Happy Hangovers to You Slippin’ Away Country Harvest
Jean Shepard Slippin’ away Slippin’ Away Country Harvest
Jean Shepard I’ll Take The Dog Greatest Hits – All Original Recordings capitol nashville
Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky A Dear John Letter Greatest Hits – All Original Recordings capitol nashville
Wanda Jackson In The Middle Of A Heartache Vintage Collection Capitol
Wanda Jackson Mean Mean Man Vintage Collection Capitol
Lone Justice Sweet Sweet Baby (I’m Falling) Lone Justice Geffen Records
Cyndi Lauper Funnel of Love Detour Sire Records
Cyndi Lauper Detour Detour Sire Records
Emmylou Harris Luxury Liner Luxury Liner Reprise/Warner Bros.
Neko Case Margaret vs. Pauline Fox Confessor Brings the Flood Mint Records, Inc.
Neko Case Deep Red Bells Blacklisted Anti/Epitaph
Janis Martin Long White Cadillac The Blanco Sessions cow island
Rosie Flores Chauffeur girl of the century Bloodshot
Rose Maddox Conscience I’m Guilty Swing West – Vol 1 – Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Rose Maddox Sing a Little Song of Heartache Swing West – Vol. 1 Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women Don’t Make Promises Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Rock
Patsy Montana 16 Pounds Patsy Montana Inducted Into The Hall of Fame 1996 King Records
Patsy Montana Wabash Cannonball Patsy Montana Inducted Into The Hall of Fame 1996 King Records
Red Meat Queen of King City We Never Close Ranchero Records
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Mercury Records
Loretta Lynn Portland, Oregon Van Lear Rose Interscope Records
Lorene Mercer Ballad of a Truck Driver’s Wife Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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