Show #195 – So Long 2016, Hello 2017!

With the help of our buddy Robert Price from Bakersfield, we ended 2016 with our 195th show. Robert is the Editor of the Bakersfield Californian newspaper and the author of “The Bakersfield Sound, How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized Music.” We are tickled since Robert found it in his heart to include “Bakersfield and Beyond” in this publication. It is in its third printing and has been picked up by Heyday Press for this printing. For a self-published book, it has done incredibly well.

It was a fun evening of song and banter on KWMR. Happy New Year from Amanda and Mike! And remember, “take it easy.”

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin The Bottle Let Me Down Bakersfield MCA Nashville
Big House Guitars & Whiskey Never Ending Train Big House Records
Dave Howe A Face for Radio A Face for Radio Self
Buck Owens Streets of Bakersfield Buck Owens Collection Rhino
Dwight Yoakam Close up the Honky Tonks Dwight Sings Buck New West Records Inc.
Merle Haggard Kern River Down Every Road Capitol
Merle Haggard If we make it through December Hag – The Best of Merle Haggard Capitol Nashville
Tom Russell Tulare Dust Tulare Dust, a songwriters tribute to merle haggard Hightone Records
Chris Hillman Bakersfield Bound Bakersfield Bound Sugarhill
Tammy Wynette Apartment #9 Tammy Wynette Superhits Vol. 2 Sony/BMG
Kathy Kennedy Garrison The 4:05 Blues Single Self
The Maddox Brothers and Rose Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud Loud Music Live – On the Radio Arhoolie Records
The Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino
The Jazz Butcher Bakersfield The Jazz Butcher’s Free Lunch Rev-Ola
Reggae Cowboys Reggae Rodeo Rock Steady Rodeo Tumbleweed
The Councilmen Boxcar Sermon The Councilmen The Councilmen
Soulajar Love’s a Funny Thing Love’s a Funny Thing – Single Aum Studio Music
Red Simpson I’m a Truck Swing West Vol. 1 Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Susan Raye LA International Airport Susan Raye – Her Very Best – EP K-Tel
Buck Owens Take It Easy Buck Sings The Eagles Omnivore Records
Jackson Browne Take It Easy For Everyman Elektra Entertainment Group
The Eagles Take It Easy Their Greatest Hits Elektra/Asylum
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus
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