Connections II

Connections II
Connections II

We take another trip down the roots rabbit hole with the usual selections of blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, and tradition in a show that follows a thread that begins with The Del McCoury Band’s bluegrass cover of Mama’s Hungry Eyes and winds its way to conclusion down the endless black ribbon. In between we’ve got kind words and last words, chain gangs and jailers, and songs about bird dogs and mockingbirds. The show is a special ‘stream of musical roots consciousness’ called “Connections”.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Del McCoury Mama's Hungry Eyes (feat. Emmylou Harris) Moneyland Amazon
3Merle Haggard Mama Tried The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 1] Amazon
4Sugar Pie DeSanto Mama Didn't Raise No Fool Down In The Basement Amazon
5Rodney Crowell Famous Last Words of a Fool in Love Tarpaper Sky Amazon
6David Johansen The Last Kind Words Shaker Amazon
7Rhiannon Giddens Last Kind Words Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
8Geeshie Wiley Last Kind Words Mississippi Masters Amazon
9Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas Pick Poor Robin Clean Mississippi Masters Amazon
10Gennett Sound Effects Mocking Bird …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
11The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Listen To The Mockingbird Stars And Stripes Forever Amazon
12Doc Watson Bird Dog Docabilly Amazon
13The Everly Brothers I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Amazon
14Steve Earle & The V-Roys In The Jailhouse Now The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute Amazon
15Johnny Cash I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now American V: A Hundred Highways Amazon
16Wynona Sweet Please Mr. Jailer Cry-Baby Amazon
17Johnny Tillotson Jailer Bring Me Water The Tillotson Touch Amazon
18Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Jesus Gave Me Water Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
19Elvis Presley Bosom of Abraham He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 2 Amazon
20The Golden Gate Quartet Rock My Soul Rock My Soul & Other Gospel Favorites Amazon
21Louis Armstrong Rock My Soul Louis And The Good Book Amazon
22Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited Highway 61 Revisited Amazon
23Band Of Ruhks Lost Highway Band Of Ruhks Amazon
24Hank Williams Lost Highway Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
25Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) Down The Road Pt II The Low Highway [+digital booklet] Amazon
26Tiny Harris Endless Black Ribbon Lonesome Highway Songs Amazon
27Nat King Cole A Little Yellow Ribbon Chronological Classics: Nat King Cole 1949 Amazon
28Sonny James & Taylor*Karla Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree Classic Country Duets Amazon
29Connie Smith Ribbon Of Darkness The Essential Connie Smith Amazon
30Willie Nelson Scarlett Ribbons Stardust [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
31Grateful Dead Scarlet Begonias Grateful Dead From the Mars Hotel Amazon
32Gillian Welch Scarlet Town The Harrow & The Harvest Amazon
33David Olney One Tough Town One Tough Town Amazon
34Fats Waller Lulu's Back In Town Honeysuckle Rose Amazon
35Nathan Glantz & His Orchestra (v: Chick Straun) Don't Bring Lulu [1925] The Charleston Era Amazon

Ragged But Right – KOWS July 25, 2015

Ragged But Right
Ragged But Right

Hot summer days…cool West County nights. Deeper Roots finds the right balance on Saturday mornings in Occidental this week with music about ramblers and gamblers featuring Ralph Stanley, Tom Russell, and Sturgill Simpson. We’ll also find ourselves in the crosshairs of country, blues, and southern gospel with songs of light and life featuring Hank Williams, Gary Davis, and Marty Stuart. Riley Puckett, The Sons of the Pioneers, and the Selah Jubilee Singers also join in on another Saturday morning filled with roots music on KOWS 107.3-LP FM. Tune in on TuneIn!

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fats Domino The Fat Man Imperial Singles Collection Amazon
3Nathan Glantz & His Orchestra (v: Chick Straun) Don't Bring Lulu [1925] The Charleston Era Amazon
4Roy Acuff Bang Away My Lulu DON'T BRING LULU was a 20's hit song Amazon
5Spade Cooley & His Orchestra; Vocal By Tex Williams You'll Rue The Day Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
6Tommy Duncan Please Come Back Home Texas Moon Amazon
7Lucinda Williams Memphis Pearl Sweet Old World Amazon
8Hank Williams I Saw The Light Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
9Selah Jubilee Singers I Saw the Light Gospel Quartets 1921-1942 Vol. 2 Amazon
10Reverend Gary Davis I Am The Light Of This World Harlem Street Singer Amazon
11Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives This Little Light of Mine Gospel Bluegrass Home Coming, Vol. 1 Amazon
12Sam Cooke Having a Party The Man Who Invented Soul [Box Set] (3 of 4) Amazon
13Clyde McPhatter A Lovers Question Atlantic and Mercury Sessions – Disc 2 Amazon
14Kay Starr Night Train Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
15Ike Turner Do Right Baby Classic Early Sides Amazon
16Slim Harpo I Love the Life I'm Living The Excello Singles Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
17John Sebastian Ain't Nowhere to Hobo Anymore I Want My Roots Amazon
18The Blue Sky Boys Wild And Reckless Hobo Presenting The Blue Sky Boys Amazon
19Grandpa Jones Hobo Bill Makes The Rafters Ring Amazon
20Bob Dylan Only A Hobo It Could Even Be A Myth Amazon
21Elana James Hobo's Lullaby Black Beauty Amazon
22Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys Poor Rambler Classic Bluegrass Amazon
23Sturgill Simpson Poor Rambler High Top Mountain Amazon
24Tom Russell Rambler, Gambler Song Of The West – The Cowboy Collection Amazon
25Jimmie Skinner Don't Give My Heart to a Rambler One Dead Man Ago Amazon
26Grayson & Whitter I've Always Been a Rambler Music from the Lost Provinces Amazon
27Riley Puckett And Ted Hawkins Ragged But Right Serenade The Mountains: Early Old Time Music On Record, [Disc 3] Amazon
28Sons of the Pioneers Blue Ridge Mountain Home Songs of the Prairie – CD1 Amazon
29Hurray for the Riff Raff Blue Ridge Mountain Small Town Heroes Amazon
30The Carter Family My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 4) Amazon
31The Country Gentlemen Blue Ridge Mountains Turning Green Sugar Hill Collection Amazon
32Nick Lowe I'll Be There The Impossible Bird Amazon
33Willie Nelson & Ray Price I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) San Antonio Rose [Expanded Edition] Amazon
34Willie Nelson Sweet Jennie Lee Willie and the Wheel Amazon

Ladies of Gospel

Ladies of Gospel
Ladies of Gospel

The influence of gospel music on the forms of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, and soul are fairly well documented. The elements of early black gospel music arose from a tradition of work songs, anthems, spirituals, hollers, and the stylized performance of hymns. The evolution of the form, particularly in the Church of God In Christ (COGIC), reveals a freedom of expression that made its listeners ‘move with the spirit’. We’ll hear from the ladies from the COGIC as well as the traditionalists that could bring in the masses to the church with their uplifting, sometimes roaring voices including Sister Ernestine Washington, Edna Gallmon Cooke, Sister Goldia Haynes, Mahalia Jackson, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Clara Ward Singers When The Saints Go Marching In Somebody Bigger Than You & I Amazon
3Sister Ernestine Washington Jesus Is All The World To Me Sister Ernestine Washington (1943-1948) Amazon
4Sister Ernestine Washington I Know The Lord Will Make A Way Sister Ernestine Washington Vol. 2 (1954-c.1958) Amazon
5Sister Rosetta Tharpe Teach Me To Be Right Vol. 3-1946-47 Complete Record Amazon
6Sister Rosetta Tharpe Cain't No Grave Hold My Body Down Gospel Train Amazon
7Marie Knight Marie Knight – Tharpe and Singing Interview Amazon
8Marie Knight Gospel Train Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
9Mahalia Jackson Move On Up A Little Higher Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances, Vol. 1: Black Gospel Amazon
10Mahalia Jackson I Have A Friend Legend: The Best Of Mahalia Jackson [Disc 2] Amazon
11Mahalia Jackson & Della Reese Della Reese Interview Amazon
12Della Reece And The Meditations Hard To Get Along Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
13Cora Martin Didn't It Rain The Great Gospel Women Amazon
14Madam Edna Gallmon Cooke & The Mount Vernon Men's Choir Angels, Angels, Angels Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
15Edna Gallmon Cooke And The Radio Four Somebody Touched Me How Sweet it Was Amazon
16Sister Goldia Haynes This Old World The Great Gospel Women Amazon
17Lucy Smith O What A Time The Great Gospel Women Amazon
18Shirley Caesar I'd Rather Serve Jesus Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
19Mary Deloatch The Lord's Gospel Train Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
20Jessie Mae Renfro I Must Tell Jesus The Great Gospel Women Amazon
21Sister Lucille Barbee Where Could I Go Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
22Sister Emily Bram Each Day Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
23Bessie Griffin And The Caravans Let Us Run Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
24Candi Staton & The Jewel Gospel Trio Jesus Is Listening Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
25Marion Williams – The Stars Of Faith When I Lay This Body Down Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
26Clara Ward Singers Packing Up Somebody Bigger Than You & I Amazon
27Roberta Martin And The Roberta Martin Singers Rock My Soul Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
28Clara Ward (With Unidentified Group) Peace In The Valley Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 2] Amazon
29Evelyn Freeman And The Exciting Voices Chorus Didn't It Rain Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
30Dorothy Love Coates No Hiding Place The Best Of Dorothy Love Coates And The Original Gospel Harmonettes Amazon
31Albertina Walker Albertina Walker Interview Interview Amazon
32Albertina Walker Put a Little Love In Your Heart Platinum Gospel-Albertina Walker Amazon
33Albertina Walker & The Caravans How Do You Feel Precious Lord Gospel Gold Amazon
34Marion Williams He's A High Class Physician How Sweet it Was Amazon
35Thomas A. Dorsey with Marion Williams If We Never Needed The Lord Before [Album Version] Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey Amazon
36Bunk Johnson/Ernestine Washington Where Could I Go Smithsonian Folkways: Classic African American Gospel Amazon

Dirty Dog – KOWS July 11, 2015

KOWS - July 11, 2015
KOWS – July 11, 2015

West County is the place to be in summer. The inland heat is pulling in the right amount of tempered cool from the coast…and Deeper Roots sounds will ride the wave on a Saturday morning. Join us for music from Arlo Guthrie, Chubby Newsome, Jimmie Revard, Mahalia Jackson, and more. The sounds we’ll hear come from country, country swing, classic gospel, mountain tradition, and just a little bit of the blues so please join us as we fill the airwaves with classic roots music on a Saturday morning, live from the KOWS studios in Occidental.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Burnette Let's Think About Living The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD 3 Amazon
3Roy Rogers My Chickashay Gal Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
4Hank Snow Music Makin' Mama From Memphis The Essential Hank Snow Amazon
5Asleep at the Wheel What's the Matter With the Mill (with Pokey LaFarge) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
6Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Back Home In Indiana (LP Version) Tiffany Transcriptions& Vol. 9 Amazon
7Amos Garrett, Doug Sahm & Gene Taylor Coming Back Home The Return of the Formerly Brothers Amazon
8Jimmie Revard Dirty Dog Western Swing: 40 Bootstompers Amazon
9Jimmie Revard Holdin' The Sack Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 9] Amazon
10The Louvin Brothers I'm Ready To Go Home Satan Is Real Amazon
11Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys Little Birdie Ralph Stanley 1971-1973 Amazon
12Doc & Merle Watson Corrina, Corrina Then And Now/Two Days In November Amazon
13Jimmie Driftwood Soldier's Joy Americana, Vol. 1 Amazon
14The Rice Brothers Soldier's Joy The Rice Brothers Amazon
15Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson Don't Think Twice, It's Alright Django and Jimmie Amazon
16Willie Nelson & the Offenders A Moment Isn't Very Long Me and the Drummer Amazon
17Red Simpson Don't Fall Asleep At The Wheel Lonesome Highway Songs Amazon
18Arlo Guthrie with The Dillards So Long It's Been Good to Know You Thirty Two Cents Postage Due Amazon
19Johnny Cash Hey Porter The Mystery Of Life Amazon
20Elvis Presley Memphis Tennessee Artist of the Century Disc 2 Amazon
21Floyd Dixon Oooh Little Girl Marshall Texas Is My Home Amazon
22Bob Dylan It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry (take 9) No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Ser [UK] Disc 2 Amazon
23Chubby Newsome Toodle Luddle Baby Rock 'n' Roll Mamas Vol 3 Amazon
24Anthony Butler Judgement's Coming Soon Mighty Day – 25 Gospel Greats Amazon
25Mahalia Jackson Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns, Vol.2 [Disc 1] Amazon
26Mahalia Jackson I'm On My Way The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
27Howlin' Wolf Moanin' For My Baby Blues From Hell Amazon
28Tampa Red Crying Won't Help You ABC Of The Blues Vol 38 Amazon
29Hadda Brooks He's Coming Home Jump Back Honey:Complete OKeh Sessions Amazon
30The Four Lads Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (Around the World 1) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
31Ivie Anderson I Got It Bad The Collection Amazon
32Memphis Minnie What's The Matter With The Mill Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
33Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band Chevrolet Greatest Hits Amazon
34John Hiatt Memphis in the Meantime Bring the Family Amazon

Songs About Telephones

Songs About The Telephone
Songs About The Telephone

It’s ‘theme time’ in this episode as we find a muse that songwriters have been looking to since it’s appearance in the 19th century: the telephone. Join us for operators, dial tones, party lines, busy signals, and hang-ups…just a few of the topics in a show featuring gospel from the Selah Jubilee Singers and Sister Wynona Carr, sixties soul from The Marvelettes and The Orlons, tradition from Bill Monroe and Wade Mainer, and more.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Manhattan Transfer Operator The Manhattan Transfer Amazon
3The Golden Gate Quartet I Just Telephone Upstairs Vol. 6 (1949-1952) Amazon
4The Spirit Of Memphis Quartet Atomic Telephone The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
5Selah Jubilee Singers Royal Telephone Complete Recorded Works – Vol. 1 (1939-1941) Amazon
6Burl Ives Royal Telephone Greatest Hits Amazon
7Sister Wynona Carr Operator, Operator Dragnet For Jesus Amazon
8Bill Monroe When The Phone Rang Bluegrass 1959-1969 [Disc 1] Amazon
9Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver The Phone Call More Behind the Picture Than the Wall Amazon
10Wade Mainer God's Radio Phone I'm Not Looking Backward Amazon
11Doc Watson No Telephone In Heaven My Dear Old Southern Home Amazon
12The Carter Family No Telephone In Heaven The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 2] Amazon
13The Carter Family Hello Central! Give Me Heaven The Carter Family: 1927-1934 [Disc 5] Amazon
14Orville Reed The Telephone Girl Lead Kindly Light Amazon
15Bonnie Guitar Hello, Hello, Please Answer The Phone Only The Moon Man Knows: Rare Recordings 1951-1957 Amazon
16George Jones Wrong Number Star Creek Promotions 4 Amazon
17Aaron Neville Wrong Number (I Am Sorry, Goodbye) Treacherous [Disc 1] Amazon
18Irma Thomas Sorry Wrong Number If You Want It, Come and Get It Amazon
19Mickey & Sylvia Can't Get You On The Phone Rock With A Sock Amazon
20The Orlons Don't Hang Up Malt Shop Memories: Jukebox Gems (Disc 2) Amazon
21Marvelettes Beechwood 4-5789 The Soul of Detroit – Disc 1 Amazon
22Tony & Tyrone Please Operator After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
23Mary Wells Operator The Soul of Detroit – Disc 2 Amazon
24Jorma Kaukonen Operator River Of Time Amazon
25The Grateful Dead Operator American Beauty Amazon
26Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Pennsylvania 6-5000 The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
27Hank Penny Hold the Phone King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 2] Amazon
28Stonewall Jackson Can't Hang Up the Phone Original Greatest Hits Amazon
29Ernest Tubb & Loretta Lynn Answer The Phone With Loretta Lynn A Tribute To A Legend Amazon
30Tom T. Hall Jesus On the Radio (Daddy On the Phone) The Definitive Collection: Tom T. Hall Amazon
31Pee Wee Crayton Phone Call From My Baby ABC Of The Blues Vol 7 Amazon
32Pee Wee Crayton The Telephone Is Ringing ABC Of The Blues Vol 7 Amazon
33Floyd Dixon Call Operator 210 The Aladdin Story (Pt. 2) Amazon
34Floyd Dixon Telephone Blues The Cocktail Combos [Disc 3] Amazon
35Eddie Gorman And His Group Telephone Blues Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
36Elana James Telephone Man Black Beauty Amazon