Monthly Archives: March 2018

Show #224 – Brought To You By Pearl

First show using the new broadcast console. Welcome Pearl to the KWMR family of equipment. All equipment should be named. The backup generator is called “Hot Juice!” Pearl was named by Shorty, who hosts “Shorty’s Bunkhouse,”which is on every Thursday that “Bakersfield and Beyond” is not. You can’t go wrong. Here is Pearl. She is a looker, complete with two sets of meters and some bright, bright lights!


We had a party to send off the Soundcraft console in style.


Here is the very delicious cake that was made in honor of the old Soundcraft RM100. The old console has found a home with Ant, who co-hosts “Off the Cuff” which follows Bakersfield and Beyond. Can’t wait to see what he does with the historic board, through which so many KWMR programs have been broadcast.

When Shorty named the board Pearl, Amanda was on the air with her. She immediately thought of the Tommy Collins song, “Skinny.” Below is a great video of Tommy Collins on Buck Owen’s TV show, and then below that, a file of the song “Skinny.” Could not find a live version of Tommy Collins doing that show. But in case you were wondering…Pearl is a girl.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Rank And File Coyote Sundown Slash Records
Neko Case Brown Eyed Handsome Man Hard-Headed Woman: A Celebraton of Wanda Jackson Bloodshot
Tommy Collins Skinny The Dynamic Tommy Collins Columbia Records
Sturgill Simpson Keep It Between the Lines A Sailor’s Guide to Earth Atlantic Records
Wynn Stewart My Rosalie The Songs of Wynn Stewart Capitol Records
JP Harris and the Tough Choices Maria Home Is Where the Hurt Is Cow Island Music
Merle Haggard & The Strangers (Medley) Swinging Doors, I’m a Lonesome Fugitive, Sing Me Back Home, Branded Man Okie from Muskogee Capitol
The Golden Cadillacs Heavy Road The Golden Cadillacs The Golden Cadillacs
Gene Clark The Same One Collector’s Series, Early LA Sessions Columbia Records
77 El Deora The Devil in My Ear Sirens Western Independent Recordings
Gene Clark Give My Love to Marie Two Sides to Every Story RSO Records
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands Before the Sun Goes Down The Golden West Shout!
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands A Hand to Hold The Golden West Shout!
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos Streets of Laredo I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail Capitol
Dave Alvin Somewhere In Time Ashgrove Yep Roc
Kay Adams Little Temptation Gets The Better of Me Alcohol and Tears Tower Records
Gram Parsons Streets of Baltimore GP Reprise
JP Harris If I Were a Carpenter (feat. Kelsey Waldon) Why Don’t We Duet in the Road – EP Demolition and Removal Recordings
The Mavericks Here Comes the Rain The Mavericks: The Definitive Collection MCA Nashville
The Knitters Walkin’ Cane Poor Little Critter on the Road Rhino/Slash
The Byrds Pretty Polly Sweetheart of The Rodeo Columbia/Legacy
Lone Justice Soap, Soup and Salvation Lone Justice Geffen Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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