The Toil And The Oil That Fueled The Bakersfield Country Scene Bakersfield, Calif., has become famous for its own brand of country music. It evolved through a music scene that was wild and wide-open during the 1950s and '60s.
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The Toil And The Oil That Fueled The Bakersfield Country Scene

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The Toil And The Oil That Fueled The Bakersfield Country Scene

The Toil And The Oil That Fueled The Bakersfield Country Scene

The Toil And The Oil That Fueled The Bakersfield Country Scene

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Bakersfield, Calif., has become famous for its own brand of country music, with such stars as Merle Haggard and Buck Owens given credit for putting the town on the musical map. But they evolved through a music scene that was wild and wide-open during the 1950s and '60s, and Fresh Air's Ed Ward has the story.