A quote from the newly appointed California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra that was printed in New York Times was the inspiration for the show last night.
“We didn’t become the sixth most powerful economy in the world by kicking people out of our state. Whether it was the Okies or the Mexican immigrants or the folks who have made Silicon Valley what it is today, we welcome people who want to work hard.”
It isn’t difficult, with a bit of listening to see how music brings people together and melds traditions and cultures to create new sounds, and the Bakersfield Sound is no exception. Since the show is Bakersfield and Beyond, we have some leeway to mix in other tunes.
This may have been one of our strongest themed shows, and we are sneaking up on show #200. Thanks for listening and digging the tunes.
Big thanks to Jonny for “tipping our show,” a new feature on KWMR. Check it out!
|Steve Earle||City of Immigrants||Washington Square Serenade||New West Records|
|Merle Haggard||Okie from Muskogee||Okie from Muskogee||Capitol|
|Bob Dylan||I Pity the Poor Immigrant||John Wesley Harding||Columbia|
|Gene Loves Jezebel||The Immigrant||Immigrant||Beggars Banquet|
|Led Zeppelin||Immigrant Song||Led Zeppelin III||Atlantic Records|
|Homer Joy||Okie Road||Someday It’ll Be Country||FSP First Stone Productions|
|Hank Snow||I’ve Been Everywhere||The Essential Hank Snow||BMG Entertainment|
|Keeley Valentino||Signs for Bakersfield||Keeley Valentino||101 North Music|
|Tom Russell||Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall?||The Wounded Heart Of America||Shout! Factory|
|Los Lobos||Kiko and the Lavender Moon||Just Another Band from East L.A.||Slash Records|
|Mingo Saldivar||Ring of Fire||American Roots Music||Palm|
|Valerio Longoria||Rosalito||American Roots Music||Palm|
|Lydia Mendoza||Mal Hombre||The Best of Lydia Mendoza||Arhoolie Records|
|Linda Ronstadt||Desperado||Linda Ronstadt’s Greatest Hits||Elektra|
|Dwight Yoakam||Streets of Bakersfield (Live)||Live from Austin, TX: Dwight Yoakam||New West Records|
|The Mavericks||Come Unto Me||In Time||The Valory Music Group|
|Flaco Jimenez||Sorry Boy||American Roots Music||Palm|
|Los Lobos||Will the Wolf Survive||Just Another Band from East L.A.||Slash Records|
|Buck Owens And The Buckeroos||Open Your Heart||The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966||Omnivore Recordings|
|Lucky Starr||I’ve Been Everywhere||Greatest Big Hits of 1962, Vol. 28||Six Week Smile|
|Reggae Cowboys||Reggae Rodeo||Rock Steady Rodeo||Tumbleweed|
|Elton John||Border Song||Greatest Hits||Polydor|
|John Doe & The Sadies||Stop the World and Let Me Off||Country Club||Yep Roc Records|
|Janis Martin||As Long as I’m Movin’||The Blanco Sessions||cow island|