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"The Ambassador of The Bakersfield Sound"

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Here's a great poster from 1954 sent in to us
from one of our readers George Gilbert Lynch.

This is one of my most treasured photos of my sisters, Della and Dorothy Quinn "The Quinn Teens". I am pretty sure Della was fifteen and Dorothy was 13 years old when these photos were taken by Leon Hart. Year 1963. You can see Millie Hart on the side there by Della and I think the man taking the cover off the amp next to Dorothy was the steel player, but I am not certain. Our home town in the days was namedáthe same name as Merele'sá"Tulare Dust", Tulare, Ca. - Doc "Mistabluesman" Quinn

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The four pictures below courtesy of Ray Melendez (


Courtesy Ray Melendez (

Courtesy Ray Melendez (

Courtesy Ray Melendez (


Maddox Bros. & Rose

On Sunday mornings from 6-10AM, my disc jockey friend Little Lyle, broadcasts his show called "Country Standard Time". The show celebrates Traditional Country and is request driven by fans. Little Lyle incorporates his own extensive personal collection of over 500 Cd's. He has carte blanche in what he can play. The show originates from KJUG 98.10 located in San Luis Obispo, CA on the central coast of California. []

Dwight in Frozen Food Isle
           "Hi! I want to thank you for your support of one of my recent ventures: the Dwight Yoakam line of frozen food products. What started as 'bringing something special' for the opening of the Crystal Palace has grown beyond my wildest dreams. We now have three food products in national distribution at Wal-Mart Supercenters with others on the way.
           "The three items are: Chicken Lickin's chicken fries, Lanky Links' pork sausage links, and Chicken Lickin's' buffalo style bites. All of these items are precooked for easy preparation as a snack or a meal. As it says on the package, "Just Heat 'Em and Eat 'Em!'
           "These products have been doing so well that starting September 2nd, Wal-Mart Supercenters will be promoting them for a limited time in special display cases in their stores nationwide. If you've already tried these products, this is a great time to stock up. If you haven't had the chance to try them yet, there's never been a better time. Run on down to Wal-Mart Supercenters to try them yourself. They're in the frozen meat section of your local Wal-Mart Supercenter."
           Thank you for all your support over the years. Best regards, Dwight Yoakam

01/12/02 - Mary Lou Pogatchnik and her son Glenn visiting with the fabulous Wanda Jackson after her performance at The Bonnema Brewing Company in Atascadero,Ca. They visted with Wanda, she signed an autograph for them and they reminisced about her daysin Bakersfield. Glenn presented her with a "The Live At The Blackboard" CD starring Bakersfield's Bill Woods. Wanda was very good friends with Bill during her stay in Bakersfield. Bill was instrumental in helping Wanda's career via performances on his local .V Show and guest appearances at The World Famous Blackboard Club (rated at the time one of the top five country clubs in the nation). Some of the artists who performed at The Blackboard were: Wynn Stewart, Hank Williams Sr., Little Jimmy Dickens, Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Joe and Rose Lee Maphis, Lefty Frizzell, Buck Owens, Don Rich, Bonnie Owens, Tommy Collins, Billy Mize, Red Simpson, Gene Moles, George French, Speedy West, Roy Nichols, Ralph Mooney, Bobby Austin, Dave Stogner, Doyle Holly, Hank Thompson, Leroy Van Dyke, Bobby Durham, Oscar Whittington, Ferlin Husky, Jean Shepard, Al Brumley, Lewis Talley, Don Markham, Peaches Price, Jonny Barnett, Jelly Sanders and many. many others over their 10 year run at the club. Dan Blocker of Bonanza fame was a frequent visitor. as well as Lawrence Welk, on Bill's TV Show "The Cousin Herb Trading Post".

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