Musical Roll Call pt. 2: “You Can’t Wynn Stewart”

People readily associate Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Red Simpson with the legendary Bakersfield Sound, but not enough people associate the great Wynn Stewart,  as well.  Wynn’s musical roll call – “You Can’t Wynn Stewart” – playfully uses the names of country music notables (e.g., “She’ll hurt your Pride, Charley … Johnny, she’ll spend all your Cash”) to scare away potential rivals for the affection of his sweetheart.

Someone on YouTube put together a great accompanying video for this song:

That’s the late great Ralph Mooney playing pedal steel on a song that was recorded in 1969 and released on Wynn’s You Don’t Care What Happens to Me LP from 1970 on the Capitol label – home of the Bakersfield Sound.  Amazingly, this surefire winner of a song never enjoyed single release, not even as a B-side:

Wynn Stewart

Musician and recording credits for the album:

Tommy Collins, Russ Hansen, John Wakely, Bobby George, Dale Noe, 
Glenn Keener, Al Bruneau & Clarence White - guitar
Ralph Mooney - steel guitar
Bobby Austin, Red Wooten, Stanley Puls & Chuck Berghofer - bass
Helen Price, Archie Francis & Sam Goldstein - drums
Larry Muhoberac & Bob Pierce - piano
Earl Ball - piano/percussion
Recorded:
1968 & 1969 - Capitol Recording Studio - Hollywood