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Show #208 – Trout’s

The tale of a honky tonk, a missing sign and a changing landscape for music in Bakersfield. Our pal Robert Price hooked us up with fellow Bakersfield Californian journalist Steven Mayer. Mayer is covering the story of the sale of the iconic bar Trout’s, and speculation that the sign may either be getting restored, or has been stolen. His recent article in the Bakersfield Californian leaves many questions unanswered. We will be tracking this story and will update listeners.

Trout’s is for sale. If you have a spare $349,000 plus some funds for repairs and marketing, you could keep the dream alive in Oildale.

There are lots of songs about Honky Tonks that exist in the Bakersfield Sound. A sound, that has been recorded, and exists and can never be taken away. The playlist for the show focused on honky tonks, bars, drinking and not drinking. Steven Mayer, a drummer as well as a reporter, says that live music is alive and well in Bakersfield, but less country music than in the storied past.

Here’s a story about the issue from KGET in Bakersfield.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Eilen Jewell I’m a Honky Tonk Girl Butcher Holler: Tribute to Loretta Lynn Signature Sounds Recordings
Joe And Rose Lee Maphis Dim Lights Thick Smoke (And Loud Loud Music) Famous Hits by Joe and Rose Lee Maphis Jazz Elite S.P.
John Doe She’s Not Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet Yep Rock
Fat Kat and the Von Zippers Birth of Bakersfield That Bakerbilly Sound self
Johnny Horton On a Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor On A Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor Columbia
Trace Adkins Honky Tonk Badonkadonk Trace Adkins: capitol nashville
Gary Stewart She’s Acting Single, I’m Drinking Double The Essential Gary Stewart RCA
Merle Haggard A Bar In Bakersfield Merle Haggard: Best of the 90’s, Vol. Two curb
Joe Diffie Honky Tonk Attitude Greatest Hits Epic/Nashville
Groove da Priaia Honky Tonk Woman Bossa N Stones Music Brokers
Johnny Horton Honky Tonk Man By Request: Country’s All-Time Best-loved Songs & Stars Reader’s Digest Music
Merle Haggard I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink Hag – The Best of Merle Haggard capitol nashville
Loretta Lynn Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind) Loretta Lynn: All Time Greatest Hits MCA Nashville
Waylon Jennings Drinkin’ and Dreamin’ The Essential Waylon Jennings Sony Music Entertainment
Johnny Paycheck A-11 All Time Greatest Hits Goldenlane Records
Gary Stewart Drinkin’ Thing The Essential Gary Stewart RCA
Wanda Jackson A Girl Don’t Have to Drink to Have Fun Cream of The Crop capitol nashville
Chuck Prophet Jesus Was a Social Drinker Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins Yep Roc Records
Mike Beck Oildale Rooted Reata Records
Whiskey Richards Little Old Wine Drinker demo Self Produced
Dwight Yoakam This Drinkin’ Will Kill Me The Reprise Albums Collection – 1986-2000 Rhino/Warner Bros.
Jim Ed Brown Pop a Top The Best of Jim Ed Brown K-Tel
Hank Williams Your Cheatin’ heart Your Cheatin’ heart Mercury Nashville
Buck Owens Love Don’t Make The Bars Buck Owens, The Warner Bros. Recordings Warner Bros
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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Show #207 – Hee Haw, Act Naturally, and A Bridge

Yesterday, 6/15/17 was the anniversary of a few different things that lend themselves well to the music that we celebrate on Bakersfield and Beyond.

Historic points that inspired our playlist this evening. We filled in with mostly older tunes indicative of the Bakersfield Sound.

In 1969 “Hee Haw” makes its prime-time debut on CBS-TV, replacing the controversial “Smothers Brothers” show. The cast includes: Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Minnie Pearl and Grandpa Jones, among others. The first guests: Charley Pride and Loretta Lynn.

In 1963 Buck Owens collects his first #1 single in Billboard with “Act Naturally.”

in 1937 Waylon Jennings is born in Littlefield, Texas. A protege of Buddy Holly, he becomes a leader in the Outlaw movement of the 1970s alongside his occasional duet partner, Willie Nelson. Jennings joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

In 2017 Caltrans holds a public hearing on the process and potential option for replacement of a local bridge in Point Reyes Station.

Click HERE to listen to the archive of the show!

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Minnie Pearl The Tunnel of Love Lookin’ fer a Feller Minnie Pearl
Loretta Lynn Fist City #1 Country Hits Of The ’50s and ’60s, Disc 4 Loretta Lynn
Charley Pride Kiss an Angel Good Morning The Charley Pride Collection Charley Pride
Junior Samples World’s Biggest Whopper (w/ Jim Morrison) (Original Chart Recording) The World Of Junior Samples (Original Chart Recording) Junior Samples
Charley Pride Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger Greatest Hits Collection Charley Pride
Grandpa Jones Are You from Dixie Grandpa Jones Sings His Greatest Hits Grandpa Jones
The Academy Allstars Pfft You Were Gone (From “Hee Haw”) Movin’ On Up: Ultimate Tv Soundtracks The Academy Allstars
Buck Owens Let Jesse Rob The Train The Warner Bros. Recordings Buck Owens
Don Rich The Race is On Don Rich Sings George Jones Don Rich
Wanda Jackson Cool Love Vintage Collections Wanda Jackson
Wanda Jackson This Should Go on Forever Wanda Jackson Vintage Collection Wanda Jackson
Ferlin Husky I Feel Better All over The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Ferlin Husky
Dusty Payne My Walkin’ Shoes The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Dusty Payne
Joe Hall & The Corvettes Bongo Beatin’ Beatnick The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 – 1950S & 60S Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West’ Joe Hall & The Corvettes
Wally Lewis Loverboy The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1: 1950s & 60s Boppers and Rockers from “Nashville West” Wally Lewis
Wynn Stewart Wishful Thinking The Very Best Of Wynn Stewart
Wynn Stewart Wrong Company The Very Best Of Wynn Stewart
Buck Owens Keeper of The Key Buck ‘Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Buck Owens
Voni Morrison, John Russell Act Naturally The Country & Western All-Star Roun-Up Voni Morrison, John Russell
Dwight Yoakam Act Naturally Dwight Sings Buck Dwight Yoakam
The Beatles Act Naturally Help! The Beatles
Buck Owens Act Naturally 21 #1 Hits Buck Owens
Connie Smith Then and Only Then The Hurtin’s All Over RCA Country Hits 1964-1972 Connie Smith
Connie Smith Tiny Blue Transistor Radio The Hurtin’s All Over (RCA Country Hits 1964-1972) Connie Smith
Patsy Montana 16 Pounds Patsy Montana Inducted Into The Hall of Fame 1996 Patsy Montana
Patsy Montana Wabash cannonball Patsy Montana Inducted Into The Hall of Fame 1996 Patsy Montana
Lorene Mercer Ballad of a Truck Driver’s Wife Bakersfield Rebels Lorene Mercer
The Flying Burrito Brothers Sin City Country & West Coast: The Birth of Country Rock The Flying Burrito Brothers
Johnny Darrell Willin’ Country & West Coast The Birth of Country Rock Johnny Darrell
Waylon Jennings Honky Tonk Heroes Honky Tonk Heroes Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings Old Five and Dimers Like Me Honky Tonk Heroes Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings Bridge over troubled water Cedartown, Georgia Waylon Jennings
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers

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