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The Toil And The Oil That Fueled The Bakersfield Country Scene

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.

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Ed Ward
Ed Ward is the rock-and-roll historian on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.