Show # 246 – Gushers and Conspiracies

On the 10th of January in 1901 the first oil well gusher in Texas kicked off the American Oil Industry. So why not celebrate it in song. We found some good songs about oil, and a few about gasoline.

Nine years ago on January 8th, Mike was invited to KWMR for the first time, to bring some Elvis tracks to play on a show when Amanda was subbing. It was Elvis Presley’s birthday, which is shared by another music legend, David Bowie. So Bowie and Elvis were played, and then Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers. And the rest is history.

The 10th of January is also the anniversary of David Bowie’s death. The last part of the show, dives deeper into Elvis’ unreleased Black Star track, later released as Flaming Star, and then Bowie’s last album, also titled Black Star. You decide.

Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bush Pilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Flatt & Scruggs The Ballad Of Jed Clampett Milkshakes & Heartaches – Sitting In The Back Row Delta
Merle Haggard Oil Tanker Train I Am What I Am Vanguard Records
Mike Beck Oildale Pine Street Girl Reata
Wes St. Jon Oilfield Outlaw Oilfield Cowboy Star-Key Records
Southern Culture on the Skids Fried Chicken And Gasoline Dirt Track Date GEFFEN
Jann Arden Gasoline Living Under June Universal Music Ireland Ltd.
Nanci Griffith Gulf Coast Highway Wings To Fly And A Place To Be – An Introduction To Universal Music Ireland Ltd.
Loretta Lynn Coal Miner’s Daughter The Girl of Honky Tong, Vol. 3 Ling Music Group
Jerry Reed The Crude Oil Blues The Essential Jerry Reed RCA Records Label Nashville
Johnny Cash Roughneck Blood, Sweat And Tears Columbia Nashville Legacy
Johnny Horton Coal Smoke, Valve Oil And Steam Big Wheels Rollin’ Play Digital
Steve Forbert The Oil Song The Best of Steve Forbert: What Kinda Guy? Rolling Tide Records
Slim Willet Off Shore Drillin’ Rig Texas Oil Patch Songs Modern Harmonic / Sundazed Music Inc.
The Tumblin’ Go Go’s No Gas Wild Drivin’ Baby Sam Sam Music
Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mine Essential Oils Midnight Oil
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen Hot Rod Lincoln Lost In The Ozone GEFFEN
The Highwaymen Desperados Waiting for a Train Highwayman Super Hits Columbia Nashville
Elvis Presley Too Much Monkey Business From Nashville To Memphis – The Essential 60s Masters I RCA Records Label
David Bowie Cat People (Putting Out Fire) Let’s Dance Parlophone UK
Elvis Presley Flaming Star Elvis At The Movies SBME Strategic Marketing Group
Elvis Presley Black Star Flaming Star Revolver Records
Buck Owens Ozark Mountain Lullaby (Remastered) The Warner Bros. Recordings Rhino/Warner Bros.
Ruby Dee And The Snakehandlers Make It Last North Of Bakersfield Warner Music

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