Monthly Archives: May 2017

Show #205 – Gettin’ Down to Basics

After several shows with a theme and a fair amount of songs in that theme that strayed musically from even the beyond, we were back on track tonight with a solid Bakersfield & Beyond set.  We spun vinyl and CDs – the CDs at a much higher speed than the 33 1/3 rpm records.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Wynn Stewart Sing a Sad Song The Songs of Wynn Stewart Capitol Records
Gram Parsons We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes In the Morning GP Reprise
Merle Haggard Skid Row The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 – 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Elvis Costello & The Attractions Sittin’ and Thinkin’ Almost Blue Elvis Costello Catalog
RJ Jones Ozark Mountain Lullaby self Self Produced
Merle Haggard & The Strangers I’m an Old, Old Man (Tryin’ to Live While I Can) If We Make It Through December Capitol
Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days Downside of Life Midnight, California Well Worn Records
Buck Owens Cryin’ time Buck Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) OMNIVORE RECORDINGS (OMN)
Buck Owens I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Omnivore Recordings
Waylon Jennings Bridge over troubled water Cedartown, Georgia RCA
Dave Edmunds The Race is On The Best of Dave Edmunds swan song
Bonnie Owens Stop the world Bonnie Owens: Don’t Take Advantage of Me Capitol Records
Sonny James Young Love Sonny James 20 All-Time Greatest Hits Tee-Vee Records
Robert Gordon Under Your Spell Again I’m Coming Home Lanark
Wanda Jackson Rockabilly Fever (feat. Dave Alvin) Heart Trouble CMH Records
Clarence White Tango for a Sad World Tuff & Stringy/Sessions 1966-68 ace
Darrell Cotton If We Could Read Tuff & Stringy/Sessions 1966-68 Ace Records
Ferlin Husky Money Greases the Wheel Greatest Hits of Ferlin Husky Gusto Records
Rank And File Amanda Ruth Sundown Slash Records
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Rolly Polly The Essential Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Capitol
Claude King Tiger Woman Tiger Woman Columbia
Rosie Flores and Albert Lee Heartbreak Train A Town South of Bakersfield enigma
Sal Sage & His Sage Gang Cattle Cal Songs of the Old West self
Buck Owens Don’t Ever Tell Me Goodbye Buck Owens and his Backaroos, Your Tender Loving Care Capitol Records
Joe Carson Take Me in Your Arms The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Bear Family Records GmbH
Lone Justice Soap, Soup and Salvation This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 Omnivore Recordings
Billy Mize Planet Named Desire The Other Side of Bakersfield: 1950’s &60’s Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Vol. 2 Bear Family Records GmbH
The Spencers King & Queen of Fools Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
The Flying Burrito Brothers Sin City The Gilded Palace of Sin 4 Men With Beards
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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Show #204 – International Worker’s Day

May 1 is International Workers Day and a theme for the show emerged. It was an opportunity to mix some classic Bakersfield Sound tunes in with some “beyond” songs for a fun mix of music celebrating work, the worker, not working or evoking some task. There are a lot of tunes about working, this is merely the tippy top of the iceberg. Of course Merle Haggard’s “Working Man’s Blues,” is one of the classics and likely the genesis for this theme. You can listen to the archive here for the next 14 days.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Elvis Costello Welcome to the Working Week My Aim Is True Columbia
Isley Brohers Work to Do Work To Do Motown
Randy Newman Mr. President, Have Pity On the Working Man Forrest Gump Soundtrack Sony
Johnny Cash Oney The Man In Black Sony Music
Tom Russell Tulare Dust/They’re Tearing The Labor Camps Down Tulare Dust, A Songwriter’s Tribute To Merle Haggard Hightone Records
Justin Townes Earle Workin’ for the MTA Harlem River Blues Bloodshot Records
Devo Working in a Coal Mine Greatest Hits Warner Bros.
Glenn Campbell Witchita Lineman Golden Age of Country Music – “The Wild Side of Life”, Disc 1 StarVista
Bill Kirchen Working Man Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods Proper American Recordings
The Clash Julie’s Been Working for the Drug Squad The Essential Clash Epic Records
Tennesee Ernie Ford sixteen tons Pure Country Classics Universal Music Enterprises/UTV Records
Peter Case A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today Tulare Dust: A Songwriter’s Tribute to Merle Haggard Hightone Records
77 El Deora workin’ Sirens Western Independent Recordings
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Takin’ Care of Business BTO’s Greatest Island Def Jam
Gilbeau & Parsons Workin’ on a Tugboat Louisiana Rain Big Beat
Loverboy Working for the Weekend Get Lucky Columbia
Merle Haggard Working Man’s Blues Working In Tennessee Vanguard
Buck Owens Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass? 40 Greatest Hits Double Platinum
Donna Summer She Works Hard for the Money 80’s Forever Helicon Music
Ike Reilly Good Work (if You Can Get It) Am I Still The One For You Rock Ridge Music
Red Simpson Truck Drivin’ Man Best of Truck Driving Favorites Omnivore
Ian & Sylvia Taking Care of Business Country & West Coast The Birth of Country Rock Big Beat
Johnny Paycheck Take This Job and Shove It Take This Job and Shove It Epic
Dave Alvin Gary, Indiana 1959 Eleven Eleven Yep Roc
Tom Russell Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall? The Wounded Heart Of America Shout! Factory
R.E.M. Finest Work Song Document I.R.S./A&M
Lone Justice Working Late Lone Justice Geffen Records
Cowboy Junkies Working on a Building The Trinity Session RCA Records Label
Tom Waits What’s He Building In There Mule Variations Anti/Epitaph
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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