Friday, September 26, 2014

Sing a Sad Song with Buck, Merle, and Wynn

    I haven't done any Los Angeles music scene - past or present - mixes this year, so I thought it
was high time for a 1960s Bakersfield Sound comp.  And while there were a bunch of good acts during this time, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Wynn Stewart were in a league of their own.  I tried hard not to use too many of their standards, but sometimes a boy just can't help himself.  

Download Both Discs

Volume 1

Sing A Sad Song Merle Haggard
Don't Let Her Know Buck Owens
Unfaithful Arms Wynn Stewart
Judy Wynn Stewart
Old Fashioned Love Merle Haggard
All of a Sudden Wynn Stewart
Honky Tonk Man Buck Owens
I'm Gonna Break Every Heart I Can Merle Haggard
(I Want) No One But You Buck Owens
Buck's Polka Buck Owens
I Done Done It Wynn Stewart
California Cottonfields Merle Haggard
He Don't Deserve You Anymore Buck Owens
You Took Her Off My Hand Wynn Stewart
Gambling Polka Dot Blues Merle Haggard
Travelin' Blues Merle Haggard
You Can Always Give Her Back to Me Wynn Stewart
Down To The River Buck Owens
Volume 2
Let the Whole World Sing it With Me Wynn Stewart
If I Had Left It Up To You Merle Haggard
Where Does The Good Times Go Buck Owens
I'll Take a Chance on Loving You Buck Owens
Little Ole Wine Drinker Me  Merle Haggard And The Strangers
Slightly Used Wynn Stewart
My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You Buck Owens
The Girl Turned Ripe Merle Haggard
I Keep Forgettin' That I Forgot About You Wynn Stewart
Something To Remember You By Buck Owens
I'll Break Out Again Tonight Merle Haggard
Angels Don't Lie Wynn Stewart
Three Cheers For The Losers Wynn Stewart
Keys In The Mailbox Buck Owens
Mixed Up Mess Of A Heart  Merle Haggard & The Strangers
The Girl On Sugar Pie Lane Buck Owens
Don't Spook Me Wynn Stewart
Long Black Limousine  Merle Haggard & The Strangers

6 comments:

zephyr said...

Thank you very much Ishkabibliophile my favourite country singers :)

Gram Lynch said...

Wow - great compilation. Some I know and most I don't. Thank you.

Ishkabibliophile said...

@zephyr and Gram Lynch,

Quite welcome. Not everything the Bakersfield boys released in the 1960s was a gem, but damn, they had a really high batting average given how much stuff they put out.

LakerCrazy said...
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LakerCrazy said...

Many thanks Ish. I must have missed this awesome compilation on my last visit. I can't wait to spin it.

Ishkabibliophile said...

@Lakercrazy,

Hard to go wrong with Buck, Wynn,and Merle, right?

Ish