Show #194 – How High’s The Water Mama

While we didn’t play Johnny Cash’s “How High’s The Water Mama,” it wasn’t because we weren’t thinking it.  We didn’t play it out of sensitivity to all the folks in the listenershed who might be battling their own war against the rising waters.  The watershed of Marin County and West Marin has a lot of terrain that feeds many small streams, which in turn feed the many creeks.  One of the crucial roles of KWMR is getting information out to the listeners about weather and road conditions.  We had a very rainy day and as the day went on, the road closure announcements increased with regards to flooded, impassable roads.  In fact, if KWMR was not broadcasting, it is quite likely that no one would know about closed roads to choose an alternate route.  KWMR’s role in the community is to get the information out to keep people safe.  And that was what a big portion of our show tonight went to – announcing the multiple road closures between sets of kickass music.  KWMR really is the gem of the community.

The archive of the show can be listened to at this link until Dec. 29, 2016:  http://kwmr.org/broadcasts/6437

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Gram Parsons That’s All It Took GP Reprise
Gilbeau & Parsons Lodi Louisiana Rain Big Beat
Blackie Farrell Rockabilly Funeral Cold Country Blues Drifter Music
Wynn Stewart Big, Big Love The Very Best Of Burning Fire
Connie Smith Tiny Blue Transistor Radio The Hurtin’s All Over RCA Country Hits 1964-1972 T-Bird Americana
Wanda Jackson Funnel of Love The Best Of The Classic Capitol Singles Omnivore Recordings
Buck Owens I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Omnivore Recordings
Merle Haggard Branded man The Complete ’60s Capitol Singles Omnivore
Larry Daniels & The Buckshots Bakersfield Steed Bakersfield Rebels ace
The Dudes What a Relief, It’s All Over Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Dave Gleason Blue Side of the World Turn and Fade 326 Records
Paul Cauthen I’ll Be the One My Gospel Lightning Rod Records
Bob Ehret Stop the Clock The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Bill Woods Go Crazy Man The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Recordings
John Doe & The Sadies Stop the World and Let Me Off Country Club Yep Roc Records
Reggae Cowboys Reggae Rodeo Rock Steady Rodeo Tumbleweed
The Jazz Butcher Bakersfield The Jazz Butcher’s Free Lunch Rev-Ola
Janis Martin Long White Cadillac The Blanco Sessions cow island
The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl Fairytale of New York The Very Best of The Pogues Rhino
Los Straitjackets Jingle Bells Yuletide Beat Yep Roc
Los Lonely Boys Feliz Navidad Christmas Spirit Epic
The Killers ¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe! (feat. Wild Light, Mariachi El Bronx) (RED) Christmas – EP Island Def Jam
The Mermen Hark the Herald Angels Sing Do You Hear What I Hear: A Very Mermen Christmas KMA
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus
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