ERER007: The Bakersfield Sound with Robert E. Price
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In which we compare midcentury Bakersfield to Paris in the 1920s, discuss how to build a music scene, and hear a song sung by a truck. See for more Bakersfield Sound resources!

+ George Rich, "Drivin' Away My Blues"
+ Nathan Judd, "The Answer to the Greenback Dollar"
+ Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, "Get Along Home, Cindy"
+ Captain Sacto theme song
+ Cousin Herb Henson, "You'all Come"
+ Patsy Cline, "Crazy"
+ Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, "Act Naturally"
+ Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, "Love's Gonna Live Here"
+ Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, "My Heart Skips a Beat"
+ Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, "Together Again"
+ Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, "I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)"
+ Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail"
+ "Before You Go"
+ "Only You (Can Break My Heart)"
+ "Buckaroo"
+ "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line"
+ "Think of Me"
+ "Open Up Your Heart"
+ "Where Does the Good Times Go"
+ "Sam's Place"
+ "Your Tender Loving Care"
+ "It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me)"
+ "How Long Will My Baby Be Gone"
+ "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail"
+ The Carter Family, "Can the Circle Be Unbroken"
+ William McEwan, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
+ The Silver Leaf Quartette, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
+ The Carter Family, "Little Darlin' Pal of Mine"
+ The Carter Family, "Sad and Lonesome Day"
+ Lesley Riddle, "One Kind Favor"
+ Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, "Ain't It Amazing, Gracie"
+ The Ventures, "Walk, Don't Run"
+ The Lemon Pipers, "Green Tambourine"
+ The Maddox Brothers and Rose, "George's Playhouse"
+ "The Nightingale Song"
+ "I'll Make Sweet Love to You"
+ "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown"
+ "New Step It Up and Go"
+ "Philadelphia Lawyer"
+ Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, "Sugar Moon"
+ Bud Hobbs, "Louisiana Swing"
+ Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies, "Takin' Off"
+ Lefty Frizzell, "If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time"
+ Bill Woods and His Orange Blossom Playboys, "Have I Got a Chance With You?"
+ Jean Shepherd and Ferlin Husky, "A Dear John Letter"
+ Ferlin Husky, "Gone"
+ Merle Haggard, "Sing a Sad Song"
+ Merle Haggard, "Swinging Doors"
+ Bonnie Owens, "Lie a Little"
+ Merle Haggard, "Today I Started Loving You Again"
+ Mamie Smith "Crazy Blues"
+ Saul Ho'opi'i Trio, "Lehua"
+ Jimmie Rodgers, "Blue Yodel #9"
+ DeFord Bailey, "John Henry"
+ Ruth Brown, "Wild Wild Young Men"
+ Rose Maddox, "Wild Wild Young Men"
+ Hank Penny, "Bloodshot Eyes"
+ Wynonie Harris, "Bloodshot Eyes"
+ Patsy Cline, "Your Cheatin' Heart"
+ Ray Charles, "Your Cheatin' Heart"
+ Buck Owens, "Streets of Bakersfield"
+ Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens, "Streets of Bakersfield"
+ Antonio Aguilar, "El Ojo de Vidrio"
+ Woody Guthrie, "Billy the Kid"
+ Linda Ronstadt, "Palomita de Ojos Negros"
+ Ernest Tubb, "Thanks a Lot"
+ Jose Alfredo Jimenez, "El Rey"
+ The Maddox Brothers and Rose, "Shimmy Shakin' Daddy"
+ Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, "Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age"
+ Luis Perez Meza, "Cuando Salgo a Los Campos"
+ Tommy Collins, "You Better Not Do That"
+ Wanda Jackson, "I Gotta Know"
+ Wanda Jackson, "Honey Bop"
+ Billy Mize, "Who Will Buy the Wine"
+ Red Simpson, "I'm a Truck"
+ The Derailers, "The Right Place"
+ Dale Watson, "I Lie When I Drink"
+ Dave Alvin, "Black Rose of Texas"
+ The Mavericks, "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down"
+ The Flying Burrito Brothers, "Sin City"
+ JT Kanehira, "Country Music Makes Me So Happy"
+ Sturgill Simpson, "Life of Sin"
+ Albion Country Band, "Hanged I Shall Be"
+ A.L. Lloyd, "The Oxford Tragedy"
+ Shirley and Dolly Collins, "The Oxford Girl"
+ Phoebe Smith "Wexport Girl"
+ Harry Cox, "Ekefield Town"
+ Marybird McAllister, "The Bloody Miller"
+ Fields Ward, "The Lexington Murder"
+ Arthur and Gid Tanner, "The Knoxville Girl"
+ Fred Ross, "The Waco Girl"
+ The Outlaws, "Knoxville Girl"
+ Merle Haggard, "Kern River"
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