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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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Show #230 – Rank and File

We heard today that Tony Kinman, who along with his brother Chip, founded the punk band The Dils and later, with Alejandro Escovedo, formerly of another punk band The Nuns (founded here in Marin Co.), created the country-punk influenced band Rank and File.  There was a heavy Los Angeles/Southern California area influence on the bands.  That is what led to tonight’s theme.  We wanted to honor Tony Kinman and Rank and File and all the other Los Angeles area bands who developed out of the punk scene into the country influenced acts that they became.

According the the Caring Bridge page set up for Tony Kinman, he “is comfortable at home. He hasn’t eaten in a very long time, but is sipping New York Seltzer. He’s been really happy to have visitors come spend time with him and hold his hand and talk. His bed is set up so he can look out the window at the trees, and he enjoys hearing the birds.”  We at Bakersfield & Beyond wish the Kinmans the best and are glad Tony is comfortable in this painful time.  Thanks for the music.

We also found some early Rosie Flores music when she was with the Screamin’ Sirens.  We discovered a lot of great music and put together a fun 2 hour show.

As we were listing to Ugly & Slouch, I thought, that it sounded like one of the novelty songs like Tommy Collins wrote that came out of Bakersfield.  And sure enough, it’s a cover of a song written by Black Jack Wayne, Chuck Wayne, and Brusiel and was first recorded by The Maddox Brother in 1957.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
The Vandals Urban Struggle Peace Thru Vandalism – EP Kung Fu Records
Dwight Yoakam Heartaches by the number Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. Rhino/Warner Bros.
Rank And File The Conductor Wore Black Sundown Slash Records
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women Marie marie Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Rock
Screaming Sirens Voodoo Voo Doo Ryko/Rhino
The Knitters Someone like you Poor Little Critter on the Road Rhino/Slash
Kathy Robertson i’m not over you A Town South of Bakersfield Enigma Records
Beat Farmers California Kid Tales of the New West Rhino
Scott Goddard Cowpunk You Break It, You Bought It Oglio
Lone Justice Working Man’s Blues This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 Omnivore Recordings
Jason and The Scorchers Golden Ball and Chain Still Standing EMI/EMI Records (USA)
The Paladins Going Down to Big Mary’s Years Since Yesterday Alligator Records
Rank And File Amanda Ruth Sundown Slash Records
The Knitters Dry River The Modern Sounds of The Knitters Universal Music
Lone Justice pass It On Lone Justice Geffen Records
Screaming Sirens Ugly and Slouchy Hollywood Girls and LA Hardcore Mystic Allstars
The Beat Farmers Powderfinger Tales of the New West Rhino
Los Lobos Come on, Let’s Go Just Another Band From East L.A.: A Collection Rhino/Warner Bros.
Alejandro Escovedo Rosalie A Man Under the Influence Bloodshot Records
Rank And File I Went Walking Sundown Slash Records
The Blasters Long White Cadillac Trouble Bound HIGHTONE
Social Distortion ring of Fire Social Distortion Epic
Dwight Yoakam Intentional Heartache Blame the Vain New West Records Inc.
X Poor Girl More Fun In The New World Elektra
Los Lobos Will the Wolf Survive Just Another Band from East L.A. Slash Records
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus

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