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Show #232 – Maurice Tani

We always have a great time chatting with Maurice Tani of 77 El Deora and, more so recently, solo performances and recordings.  Maurice made the trek from the East Bay to Pt. Reyes Station to talk up his new album and his show at Freight and Salvage on Friday June 8.  And we spent a good amount of time talking about his new label, Little Village Foundation, and a recording studio he used to record his upcoming album, Greaseland Studios.  If you do nothing else today, checkout the story behind Greaseland Studios.   Maurice knows what he’s talking about when he says Greaseland Studios has a quality to it that is similar to what happened at Muscle Shoals.  Thanks for coming out, Maurice and giving us the lowdown on what’s going on with you and your music.

And it’s Johnny Paycheck’s birthday!

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Maurice Tani The Lovers Card The Lovers Card Little Village Foundation
Maurice Tani I Always Get Lucky with You Single Little Village Foundation
Dave Gleason Radio 1965 Turn and Fade 326 Records
John Doe & The Sadies Night Life Country Club Yep Roc
Merle Haggard Swinging Doors The Complete ’60s Capitol Singles Omnivore
Wanda Jackson In The Middle of A Heartache The Best Of The Classic Capitol Singles Omnivore Recordings
Sal Sage and his Sage Gang Cattle Call Songs of the Old West self
Johnny Paycheck Somebody Loves Me Johnny Paycheck Golden Lane
Rosie Flores Dark Enough At Midnight Girl of the Century Bloodshot
Waylon Jennings Honky Tonk Heroes Honky Tonk Heroes RCA Records Label Nashville
Lucinda Williams You Don’t Have Very Far to Go Tulare Dust, a songwriters tribute to merle haggard Hightone Records
Buck Owens Massachusetts The Warner Bros. Recordings Warner Bros.
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin The Fightin’ Side of Me Bakersfield MCA Nashville
Dave Alvin Everett Ruess Ashgrove Yep Roc
Johnny Paycheck Crazy Arms Alltime Greatest Hits Golden Lane Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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Show #231 – Curated Shows

There is nothing like latching on to a compelling theme for a radio show. Digging into the music, the inspiration for the songwriters and performers, and running with it. One could jump down a rabbit hole of research, and craft a show intricately that builds off of one song, a genre, or a specific time in history. The curation of radio shows on KWMR is widespread, and programmers put in hours and hours of time doing just that, in addition to their trips to and from the station, and the time they spend on the air.

The Bakersfield and Beyond hosts (Mike and Amanda) have a load of vinyl, boxes of CDs and a bunch of digital files to draw from, and we are constantly searching for more material to play on the show. It’s also great to host live musicians in the studio.

But sometimes we just show up, pull up some playlists from previous shows on the laptop and let the randomness of the computer run with it. One could call this lazy, but really we are just recycling. The repurposing of good playlists is curation in its own right.

Mike did remove the Christmas songs.

We hope you enjoyed the show!


Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Meestro Valley of the Growers B Sides From B Street Meestro Music
Sunday Valley Oh Sarah Sunday Valley Self Produced
The Flying Burrito Brothers Christine’s Tune The Definitive Collection A & M Records
Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen The Cowboy Way At Edwards Barn New Rounder
Johnny Cash Daddy Sang Bass The Essential Johnny Cash Columbia
The Stanley Brothers We’ll Be Sweathearts In Heaven The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers Columbia
The Derailers Someone Else’s Problem Full Western Dress Rhino/London-Sire
The Mavericks Come Unto Me In Time The Valory Music Group
Lucinda Williams Howlin’ at Midnight Happy Woman Blues Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
The International Submarine Band I Must Be Somebody Else You’ve Known The Gram Parsons Anthology Rhino
Wanda Jackson Mean, Mean Man The Best Of The Classic Capitol Singles Omnivore Recordings
Buck Owens Before you go 21 #1 Hits Rhino Records
Gene Clark Tried so Hard Country & West Coast The Birth of Country Rock Big Beat
Mark Weber y Los Cuernos Waitin’ in Your Welfare Line Mexican-American Gothic Custom Recording Studio
Tommy Collins You Better Not Do That Swing West – Vol 1 – Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Merle Haggard Honky Tonk Night Time Man Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Capitol Records
The Derailers Leave a Message, Juanita Genuine lucky dog
The Maddox Brothers & Rose Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band, Vol. 1 Arhoolie Records
John Doe & The Sadies Husbands and Wives Country Club Yep Roc Records
Dwight Yoakam No such Thing Population: Me New West Records
Maurice Tani Believe it or Not The White Water Western Independent Recordings
Ferlin Husky gone Swing West – Vol 1 Bakersfield RAZOR AND TIE
The Bottom Dwellers Uniform, Boots and a Gun The Bottom Dwellers self
The Bottom Dwellers Download Speeds The Bottom Dwellers self
Whiskeytown Funnel of Love Time Bomb Sampler Time Bomb
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
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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