Country Strings

Country Strings
Country Strings

Our show this week revisits the great country guitar innovators and talents who contributed both session time to classic hits as well as original performances of their own. Whether they were pedal steel, Fender or Gibson electric magicians, or country pickers, we won’t discriminate. Tune in for Leon McAuliffe, Joe Maphis, James Burton, Albert Lee, Doc Watson and others on another Friday night on KWTF 88.1, Bodega Bay, listener-supported community radio for Sonoma County.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Lovin' Spoonful Nashville Cats Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
3Leon McAuliffe Take It Away, Leon Country Boy's Dream Amazon
4Bob Wills Twin Guitar Boogie For the Last Time Amazon
5Joe Maphis Randy Lynn Rag [Album Version] Fire On The Strings Amazon
6Joe Maphis – duet with Larry Collins Flying Fingers [Album Version] Fire On The Strings Amazon
7James Burton And Ralph Mooney Sneaky Strings Corn Pickin' And Slick Slidin' Amazon
8James Burton & Ralph Mooney Moonshine James Burton – The Early Years 1957-1969 Amazon
9Little Jimmy Dickens Buddy's Boogie (Instrumental) Country Boy [Disc 5] Amazon
10Buddy Emmons w. Nashville session men Four Wheel Drive Almost To Tulsa: The Instrumentals Amazon
11Hank Garland & His Sugar Footers Sugarfoot Rag (feat. Red Foley) Guitar Magic 1949-1957 Amazon
12Hank Garland & His Sugar Footers Hillbilly Express Guitar Magic 1949-1957 Amazon
13Red Foley, Grady Martin Pinball Boogie Hillbilly Fever [Disc 4] Amazon
14Red Foley Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
15Lefty Frizzell Saginaw, Michigan (Grady Martin) Classic Country Amazon
16Marty Robbins El Paso Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Amazon
17Johnny Horton I'm Coming Home Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (1 of 2) Amazon
18Chet Atkins Tennesse Ray/Beaumont Rag The Essential Chet Atkins [RCA] Amazon
19Chet Atkins I Know That You Know Mister Guitar – Workshop Amazon
20Chet Atkins & Les Paul Lover Come Back To Me Chester & Lester Amazon
21Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Bryant's Bounce Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
22Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Frettin' Fingers Swingin' On The Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection Volume 2 Amazon
23Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Old Joe Clark Stratosphere Boogie Amazon
24Jerry Reed Guitar Man The Essential Jerry Reed Amazon
25Roy Clark Riders in the Sky The Roy Clark Anthology Amazon
26Albert Lee Rainbows All Over Your Blues The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons Amazon
27Marty Stuart Hollywood Boogie Nashville Vol. 1: Tear The Woodpile Down Amazon
28The Hellecasters Orange Blossom Special The Return Of The Hellecasters Amazon
29Junior Brown Where Has All the Money Gone? Down Home Chrome Amazon
30Doc Watson/Merle Watson Smoke, Smoke, Smoke Black Mountain Rag Amazon
31Doc Watson/Merle Watson Down Yonder Black Mountain Rag Amazon
32Peter Rowan, Don Edwards, Tony Rice & Norman Blake Trail to Mexico Strings And Things: The Best in Bluegrass Vol. 1 Amazon
33Norman Blake Eastbound Freight Train America Roots Songbook – Americana Amazon
34Tony Rice Stoney Point The Bluegrass Guitar Collection Amazon
35Tony Rice He Rode All the Way to Texas Night Flyer: The Singer Songwriter Collection Amazon
36Merle Travis Nine Pound Hammer Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
37Merle Travis Done Rovin' Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon

Deeper Dr. John

Deeper Dr. John
Deeper Dr. John

Mac Rebennack’s been around and the music, the culture, the people…they’ve embellished his art with a character like no other in roots music. He’s known them all: James Booker, Professor Longhair, Huey Smith, and Doc Pomus. He’s performed with them, composed for them, and broken bread with them. And when he takes the stage, whether that is in the traditional Indian celebratory garb or the frocked coat and hat, you can be certain that his performance will get your attention. He is coarse yet gentle, as punctual on the keys as he is laid back and lazy with them. This week’s show will sample a small set of his contributions to the American songbook including performances by Roland Stone, B.B. King, Charlie Rich, Solomon Burke, and Irma Thomas. And we’ll also hear plenty from the good Doctor himself.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dr. John Right Place Wrong Time Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
3Dr John/Mac Rebennack Sahara (LP Version) Mos' Scocious: The Dr. John Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
4Roland Stone [Dr. John] Down The Road (LP Version) Mos' Scocious: The Dr. John Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
5Mac Rebennack Good Times The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 5] Amazon
6Clarence "Frogman" Henry Long Lost And Worried Ain't Got No Home: The Best Of Clarence "Frogman" Henry Amazon
7Art Neville What's Going On His Specialty Recordings Amazon
8Johnny Jenkins Walk On Gilded Splinters Duane Allman Anthology 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
9Dr. John Black Widow Spider Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
10Dr. John (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away Destively Bonnaroo (US Release) Amazon
11Dr. John The Night Tripper Wash Mama Wash The Atco/Atlantic Singles 19681974 Amazon
12Dr. John Big Chief The Atco/Atlantic Singles 19681974 Amazon
13Irma Thomas I Never Fool Nobody But Me If You Want It, Come and Get It Amazon
14Delaney & Bonnie When the Battle Is Over The Best of Delaney & Bonnie Amazon
15Solomon Burke Make Do With What You Got Make Do With What You Got Amazon
16Dr. John Hen Layin' Rooster The Best Of The Parlophone Years Amazon
17Dr. John Let the Good Times Roll The Ultimate Dr. John Amazon
18Dr. John My Indian Red Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
19Dr. John Sweet Home New Orleans The Best Of The Parlophone Years Amazon
20Dr. John Memories Of Prof. Longhair Mos' Scocious: The Dr. John Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
21Marianne Faithfull Hello Stranger A Perfect Stranger: The Island Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
22Crescent City Gold Kick It Raw The Ultimate Session Amazon
23Bluesiana Triangle Need To Be Loved Bluesiana Triangle Amazon
24Charlie Rich Pictures and Paintings Pictures and Paintings Amazon
25Dr. John Eh Las Bas N'awlinz: Dis, Dat Or D'Udda Amazon
26Dr. John Old Settlers Live at Magfest 2014 Amazon
27B.B. King & Dr. John There Must Be A Better World Somewhere Deuces Wild Amazon
28Dr. John Let's Make a Better World The Ultimate Dr. John Amazon
29Dr. John When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) Ske-Dat-De-Dat&The Spirit Of Satch Amazon

Take Me Back – KOWS Nov 18, 2015

Take Me Back
Take Me Back

Our final show at the old KOWS studio will feature the lineup you might expect…with a couple of themes running through it. The ‘take me back’ theme works well as we bring in Tennessee Ernie Ford, Jimmy Rushing, and Peter Rowan to make the plea and we’ve got the gospel themed pleas of working on a building from The Highway QCs. In addition, we’ve got some doo-wop, some ladies whose theme was ‘blues is her business’, and a run of country swing and bluegrass…all packed into two hours of elementary roots. Tune in after dinner for dessert.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tennessee Ernie Ford Take Me Back And Try Me One More Time Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon
3Shannon Grayson I Like The Old Time Way Favorite Sacred Songs Amazon
4Wade Mainer Streamlined Religion 1961 King Session Amazon
5Grandpa Jones You And My Old Guitar Makes The Rafters Ring Amazon
6Larry Cordle & The Virginia Luthiers Train On The Island Orthophonic Joy Amazon
7The Whitstein Brothers Where Will You Build Sing Gospel Songs of the Louvins Amazon
8John Fogerty Workin' on a Building The Blue Ridge Rangers Amazon
9The Highway QC'S Working On a Building Great Gospel – Maybe the Last Time Amazon
10The Clara Ward Singers Come By Here Meetin' Tonight! Amazon
11The Dixie Hummingbirds Two Little Fishes (And Five Loaves of Bread) 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
12The Dixie Hummingbirds Bedside Of A Neighbor Thank You For One More Day: The 70th Anniversary Of The Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
13Marie Knight Satisfied With Jesus Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
14Sheiks Walk That Walk Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 1] – Jumpin' & Bluesy Amazon
15Garnet Mimms Cry Baby The Best of Garnet Mimms: Cry Amazon
16The Five Royales I Like It Like That R&B Greats – Think Amazon
17The Five Royales Someone Made Me For You Dedicated To You Amazon
18Steve Cropper Someone Made You For Me (Steve Cropper with Dan Penn) Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales Amazon
19Sam Cooke You Were Made For Me Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
20Bessie Smith I'm Wild About That Thing The Saucy Songs (1928-1938) Amazon
21Victoria Spivey With Clarence Williams' Blue Five My Handy Man (f. Victoria Spivey) Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: The New York Sessions 1926-35 Amazon
22Ida Cox & Her Allstar Band Four Day Creep Blues From The Vocalion Vaults Amazon
23Dinah Washington Blow Top Blues Blues Was Her Business Amazon
24Bonnie Raitt Women Be Wise Bonnie Raitt Amazon
25Fats Waller (Take Me Back To) The Wide Open Places compliments of Amazon
26Asleep at the Wheel/The Blind Boys of Alabama The Devil Ain't Lazy Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
27Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Somebody's Been Using That Thing Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 1: Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Amazon
28Ted Daffan's Texans Born To Lose 26 All-Time Country Classics Amazon
29Adolph Hofner Let's Count The Stars You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
30Jimmy Rushing Take Me Back, Baby ABC Of The Blues Vol 38 Amazon
31Buck Owens Take Me Back Again Act Naturally Amazon
32Peter Rowan And Don Edwards Take Me Back To The Range High Lonesome Cowboy Amazon
33Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson Missing Ol' Johnny Cash Django and Jimmie Amazon
34Johnny Cash Tear Stained Letter American IV: Man Comes Around Amazon
35Earl Scruggs Gospel Ship The Earl Scruggs Revue: Anniversary Special, Volumes One & Two Amazon

Songs of A.P. Carter

He grew up with music, learning to plan violin at a young age in Poor Valley, Virginia (now known as Maces Springs), sang in a church choir and helped his uncle, Flanders Bays, who ran a mobile music school in Scott County. He would go on to form one of the seminal country music groups of the day with his wife Sara and her cousin Maybelle. Their musicianship was remarkable but the song-writing was what set them apart, the compositions by A. P. Carter representing a treasury of classic folk, sentimental pop, cowboy songs, gospel favorites, and original love songs. While there may be little doubt as to whether all songs that carried his name were original, his treatment (and that of the Carter Family group) were without peer. Tune in this Friday night for music featuring performers covering A.P. Carter songs, including The Delmore Brothers, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men, Charlie Louvin, Ashley Monroe, and a host of others.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ralph Stanley Worried Man Blues [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
3Rosanne Cash The Winding Stream The Winding StreamThe Carters, The Cashes And The Course Of Country Music Amazon
4John Prine Lulu Walls German Afternoons Amazon
5The Carter Family Lulu Walls Can The Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
6The Carter Family My Texas Girl Can The Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
7Carter Sisters/Mother Maybelle Carter Foggy Mountain Top Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
8Osborne Brothers You Are My Flower Hillbilly Fever Amazon
9Flatt & Scruggs You Are My Flower [Album Version] 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered: The Essential Flatt & Scruggs Amazon
10Charlie Haden Oh Take Me Back Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
11Ricky Skaggs & The Whites Will My Mother Know Me There Strings And Things: The Best in Bluegrass Vol. 1 Amazon
12Ashley Monroe The Storms Are On The Ocean Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited Amazon
13The Delmore Brothers The Storms are on the Ocean Classic Cuts CD D – Atlanta 1940, New York 1940-41 Amazon
14Gene Autry I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blues Eyes The Essential Gene Autry 1933-1946 Amazon
15Red Allen I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow: Songs of the Carter Family Amazon
16Mac Wiseman Jimmy Brown The Newsboy Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass [Disc 1] Amazon
17Roy Clark Jimmy Brown, the Newsboy The Roy Clark Anthology Amazon
18Charlie Louvin My Texas Girl Charlie Louvin Sings Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs Amazon
19Ralph Stanley Distant Land To Roam [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
20The Carter Family A Distant Land To Roam The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 2] Amazon
21Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Engine 143 Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
22The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Wabash Cannonball Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 2 Amazon
23The Carter Family Hello Central! Give Me Heaven The Carter Family: 1927-1934 [Disc 5] Amazon
24Sister Bessie Griffin w/Brownie McGee Heaven's Radio Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
25The Swan Silvertones, The Staple Singers, The Pilgrim Travelers Will The Circle Be Unbroken The Swan Silvertones 1946-1951 Amazon
26George Jones/Staples, Pop And Mavis Will the Circle Be Unbroken My Very Special Guests [Bonus Tracks] Disc 1 Amazon
27The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will The Circle Be Unbroken Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
28The Carter Family Beautiful Brown Eyes & Sweet Fern On Border Radio – 1939 – vol. 1 Amazon
29Jorma Kaukonen Sweet Fern Ain't In No Hurry Amazon
30Loretta Lynn Wildwood Flower Anchored In Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash Amazon
31Norman & Nancy Blake The Sunny Side of Life Strings And Things: The Best in Bluegrass Vol. 1 Amazon
32Norman Blake Fifty Miles of Elbow Room Old Ties Amazon
33Emmylou Harris Hello Stranger (Remastered LP Version) Luxury Liner [Remaster] Amazon

Broadway and Film

Broadway & Film
Broadway & Film

Not to ignore the obvious influences that Hollywood had on our culture and music, we dig into the archives to sample some of the greats as well as some of the unknowns. Popular entertainment began with minstrelsy, traveling medicine shows, vaudeville, and finally ‘the Great White Way’ of New York’s Broadway. Entertainers such as Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, as well as Harlem’s profound contribution in the names of Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, and Cab Calloway would capture a light-heartedness and nostalgic sound while telling small stories in a very big way. Tune in Friday night on KWTF and hear the musicals, the novelty pieces, and find yourselves riding down the river of some of the more energetic swells of the past century.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Benny Goodman Hooray For Hollywood Johnny Mercer (1909 – 1976) Amazon
3Al Jolson My Mammy – from The Jazz Singer Warner Brothers 75 Years of Film Music (2) Amazon
4Fanny Brice My Man – from My Man Warner Brothers 75 Years of Film Music (2) Amazon
5Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant, Jack Buchanan, Cyd Charisse That's Entertainment (The Band Wagon) Best of Broadway- The Early '50s Amazon
6Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell & Co. 42nd Street – from 42nd Street Warner Brothers 75 Years of Film Music (2) Amazon
7Ginger Rogers & Chorus / Busby Berkeley We're In The Money (The Gold Diggers Song) (Album Version from 'Gold Diggers of 1933') The 30s: Hollywood's Best Amazon
8Jeanette McDonald – San Francisco O.S.T. San Francisco (Soundtrack Version) The 30s: Hollywood's Best Amazon
9Cab Calloway & His Orchestra I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (from Hi-De-Ho short) The 30s: Hollywood's Best Amazon
10Dooley Wilson As Time Goes By – from Casablanca Warner Brothers 75 Years of Film Music (2) Amazon
11The Mills Brothers Congo Fever (Jungle Fever) Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers [Disc 1] Amazon
12Johnnie 'Scat' Davis, Frances Langford & Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Let That Be A Lesson To You Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers [Disc 1] Amazon
13Ethel Waters Heat Wave Ethel Waters 1929 -1939 (feat. Duke Ellington & Benny Goodman) Amazon
14Bing Crosby So the Bluebirds and the Blackbirds Got Together Bing Crosby in Hollywood (1930-1934), Vol. 1 Amazon
15Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong Now You Has Jazz Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers [Disc 2] Amazon
16Louis Armstrong & His Allstars/Jack Teagaredn Ain't Misbehavin' Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers [Disc 2] Amazon
17Bette Davis They're Either Too Young Or Too Old -from Thank Your Lucky Stars Warner Brothers 75 Years of Film Music (2) Amazon
18Gene Kelly Singin' In The Rain (Singin' in the Rain) Best of Broadway- The Early '50s Amazon
19Kern/Hammerstein Buck & Wing Show Boat Soundtrack Amazon
20Christine Johnson, Jean Darling, Chorus June Is Bustin' Out All Over The Original Broadway Cast Album Amazon
21Ray Bolger Once in Love With Amy The Best of Broadway: The Late '40s Amazon
22Carol Channing Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
23Richard Burton Camelot The Best of Broadway: The Early '60s Amazon
24Ann Miller Too Darn Hot The Big Picture: Great Music from Films You Love Amazon
25Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires Viva Las Vegas Elvis Viva Las Vegas – official soundtrack Amazon
26Carol Channing Hello Dolly! The Best of Broadway: The Early '60s Amazon
27Robert Preston Seventy Six Trombones Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
28Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Bonnie And Clyde 75 Years-Warner Brothers (Scores-1) Amazon
29Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell Dueling Banjos 75 Years-Warner Brothers (Scores-1) Amazon
30Soggy Bottom Boys/Tim Blake Nelson In the Jailhouse Now O Brother, Where Art Thou? Amazon
31Bette Midler Optimistic Voices/Lullaby Of Broadway Bette Midler Amazon
32John Raitt Hey There The Pajama Game] Best of Broadway- The Early '50s Amazon

Let’s Live – KOWS Nov 5, 2015

Let's Live
Let’s Live

We’ll be bringing another eclectic blend of music from the past for an evening set kicks off with sounds of New Orleans beginning with a medley from the Bayou Maharajah, James Booker and closing with Irma Thomas. In addition to our usual run of bluegrass, jazz, and blues…we’ll prepare some piping hot biscuits from the country shack with Alan Lomax, Flatt & Scruggs, Pappy O’Daniel and the Hillbilly Boys, and Kacey Musgraves. There will also be a rare piece of early blues piano work from Ollie Shepard and the early century jazz band sounds of Enric Madriguera, Jimmie Lunceford, and Fletcher Henderson. Two full hours of Deeper Roots on weekday evening…carrying us over the midweek hump so that it’s all downhill from there…

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Aaron Neville Let's Live Treacherous [Disc 1] Amazon
3James Booker Medley: Tico Tico / Papa Was A Rascal / So Swell When You're Well Classified Amazon
4Dr. John Traveling Mood The Ultimate Dr. John Amazon
5Fats Domino The Girl I Love [Version 2] This Is Gold Disc 1 Amazon
6Aaron Neville My True Story My True Story Amazon
7Irma Thomas While the City Sleeps Time Is on My Side: The Best of Irma Thomas, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie I'm Wild About My Stuff Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon
9Blind Boy Fuller Trucking My Blues Away No. 2 (take 2) Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order – Volume 2 (29 April to 12 July 1937) Amazon
10Ollie Shepard King Of All Evil Vol. 2-1939-41 Amazon
11Angelic Gospel Singers with the Dixie Humming Birds One Day When the Moon Goes Down in the Valley of Time: African-American Gospel, 1939-51 Amazon
12Rory Block Lord, I Feel Just Like Goin' On I Belong To The Band: A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis Amazon
13Ethel Waters and Her Jazz Band Ev'rybody Mess Aroun Tight Women and Loose Bands 1921-1931 Amazon
14Cleo Brown Boogie Woogie Picking the Blues – Compiled By John Mayall – Boogie Woogie Pioneers Amazon
15Benny Carter (With Lionel Hampton Orchestra) I'm in the Mood for Swing RCA Victor Jazz-The First Half-Century-The 30's Amazon
16Coleman Hawkins Body and Soul RCA Victor Jazz-The First Half-Century-The 30's Amazon
17Alan Lomax How Many Biscuits Can You Eat? Ballad Operas-Martins & The Co Amazon
18W. Lee & His Hillbilly Boys Please Pass The Biscuits Pappy Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
19Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 'How Many Biscuits' 1953-X6-XX Grand Old Opry Amazon
20NRBQ Hot Biscuits and Sweet Marie Kick Me Hard Amazon
21Kacey Musgraves Biscuits Pageant Material Amazon
22Kenny Baker Monroe's Hornpipe Plays Bill Monroe Amazon
23Jack Guthrie No Need to Knock on My Door Oklahoma Hills Amazon
24Merle Travis Missouri The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 11 Amazon
25Kentuckians Journey's End Keep on Going: The Rebel & Melodeon Recordings Amazon
26Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Better Times A' Comin' Mark Twain: Words & Music [Disc 1] Amazon
27Mac Wiseman It's Mighty Dark To Travel Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
28Johnny Cash Thanks a Lot The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 Disc 1 Amazon
29Jim Silver Each Season Changes You Country Boy's Dream Amazon
30Jimmy Wakely Moon Over Montana Vintage Collections Amazon
31Leon Redbone Sweet Lorraine Any Time Amazon
32Dr. John I Love It at the Top 20 Dates Amazon
33Jimmie Lunceford/Sy Oliver, Vocal Time's A-Wastin' Jimmie Lunceford Amazon
34Sam Cooke Bring It on Home to Me Greatest Hits Amazon