Deeper Roots Ragtime

Deeper Roots Ragtime
Deeper Roots Ragtime

Our theme this evening is ragtime and it’s impact on the past century of America’s music. Join Dave Stroud for a themed collection of early and mid-century ragtime beginning with Cliff Edwards and running all the way through to some modern sounds out of Hamilton County, Tennessee. We’ll explore the Tiger Rag, the Maple Leaf Rag, the Black Mountain Rag, and then settle in for some of the sounds of Deep Elem. Music embellished with the stories of the performers, the theme, the songs, and the time…something you can’t get but on community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Cliff Edwards Ragtime Cowboy Joe Amazon
3The Hillbillies Ragtime Cowboy Joe Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats Amazon
4Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks Ragtime Cowboy Joe Tangled Tales Amazon
5Blind Blake Diddie Wa Diddie Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker Amazon
6Sol Ho'opi'i Twelfth Street Rag Master of the Hawaiian Guitar Vol 1 Amazon
7Riley Puckett And Ted Hawkins Hawkins Rag Serenade The Mountains: Early Old Time Music On Record, [Disc 3] Amazon
8Sons of the Pioneers 'A' Rag Songs of the Prairie – CD5 Amazon
9Leon McAuliffe Twin Fiddle Rag Tulsa Straight Ahead Amazon
10Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams Down Home Rag Shame On You Amazon
11Les Paul & Mary Ford Tiger Rag The Best of the Capitol Masters: Selections From "The Legend and the Legacy" Box Set Amazon
12Pearl Bailey Johnson Rag Chronological Pearl Bailey (1947-1950) Amazon
13Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Beaumont Rag Songs For Rounders Amazon
14David Miller Jailhouse Rag Old-Time Mountain Guitar Amazon
15The McCormick Brothers Bugle Call Rag Constant Sorrow: Bluegrass From Root To Flower [Disc 3] Amazon
16Merle Travis Guitar Rag Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
17David Grisman Black Mountain Rag Early Dawg Amazon
18Doc Watson Black Mountain Rag Foundation: Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection, 1964-1998 Amazon
19Chet Atkins Dill Pickle Rag Reflections with Doc Watson Amazon
20Duck Baker Maple Leaf Rag Advanced Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques Amazon
21Scott Joplin The Entertainer compliments of Amazon
22Gram Parsons Brass Buttons The Oxford American Southern Music 2016 (17th Edition: Georgia) Amazon
23Hamilton County Ramblers Hard Times Hamilton County Ramblers Amazon
24Red Allen Deep Elem Blues The Folkways Years 1964 – 1983 Amazon
25Bill Neely Deep Elm Blues Texas Law & Justice Amazon
26Buddy Jones Rockin' Rollin' Mama (1940) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
27Cliffie Stone Jump Rope Boogie Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
28Big Bill Broonzy Down by the Riverside Absolutely the Best Amazon
29Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Down by the Riverside The Gospel of Blues Amazon
30Mance Lipscomb Darktown Strutters' Ball Ash Grove 12/6/1964 Amazon
31Fats Domino Darktown Strutters' Ball They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
32The Davis Sisters Jesus Steps Right In Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 4] Amazon
33The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir You've Got To Bear The Consequence Shakin' The Rafters Amazon
34Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet Pure Religion Gospel Quartets 1921-1942 Vol. 2 Amazon
35Duke Robillard I'm Gonna Buy Me A Dog (To Take The Place Of You) The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard Amazon

Waltzes, Polkas, and Two-Steps

Waltzes, Polkas and Two-Steps
Waltzes, Polkas & Two-Steps

It’s all about the traditional and popular dance music celebrated in the song of the past century. The show opens with the recognition of folk dance’s lineage, those ancestral elements that inhabit a very large part of our need to communicate and celebrate as a society. Most of the early rhythms we’ll hear to start the show are a blend of ancestral folk but we’ll also share the sound of popular dance. Tune in for country, pop, and folk sounds including cajun sounds from Michael Doucet, old-timey guitar and fiddle sounds of Darby and Tarlton, Tejano polka from Flaco Jimenez, and plenty more waltzes, polkas, and two steps.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Morrison Twin Brothers String Band Ozark Waltz Arkansas at 78 RPM: Corn Dodgers & Hoss Hair Pullers Amazon
3Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton Alto Waltz Darby & Tarlton – Disc A (Atlanta 1927-29) Amazon
4Pee Wee King Tennessee Waltz Country & Western Hit Parade 1948 Amazon
5BeauSoleil Cajun Midnight Waltz The Mad Reel Amazon
6Texas Troubadours Gardenia Waltz Almost To Tulsa: The Instrumentals Amazon
7Ernest Tubb Waltz Across Texas Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection Amazon
8Junior Brown My Baby Don't Dance To Nothing But Ernest Tubb 12 Shades of Brown Amazon
9Louise Massey & The Westerners Squeeze Box Polka Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 5] Amazon
10Flaco Jiminez Tico Taco Polka Buena Suerte, Seqorita Amazon
11Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Beer Barrel Polka Country Guitar Giants Amazon
12Doyle Lawson/Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Polka on the Banjo School of Bluegrass Disc 1 Amazon
13Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams Cowbell Polka Shame On You Amazon
14Arthur Smith Rock And Rye Polka Here Comes the Boogie Man Amazon
15The Collins Kids Rock And Roll Polka Hop, Skip & Jump [Disc 1] Amazon
16Buck Owens Buck's Polka Buck 'Em: The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Amazon
17The Hot Frittatas Il Pensiero Polka What's Next ? Amazon
18R. Crumb And His Cheap Suit Serenaders La Gima Polka Singing In The Bathtub Amazon
19Chet Atkins New Spanish Two Step Guitar Legend – RCA Years (Disc 2) Amazon
20Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers Beau's Cajun Two Step Beau Jocque Boogie Amazon
21Doug Kershaw Mamou Two-Step The Best Of Doug Kershaw Amazon
22Byrd Moore Favourite Two Step Gennett Old Time Music 1927-34 Amazon
23Zydeco Force Shaggy Dog Two-Step Alligator Stomp 5: The Next Generation Amazon
24Clifton Chenier Louisiana Two Step Louisiana Blues and Zydeco Amazon
25Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra Charleston [1925] The Charleston Era Amazon
26Aiken County String Band Charleston Rag (1927) Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time, And End Time Music, 1923-1936 Amazon
27Sons of the Pioneers Square Dance Songs of the Prairie – CD4 Amazon
28Red Foley Sugarfoot Rag Square Dance Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
29Chet Atkins Cosmic Square Dance Chet Picks On The Grammys Amazon
30Johnnie Lee Wills Square Dance Boogie The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
31Freeny's Barn Dance Band Mississippi Square Dance – Part 2 The Cornshucker's Frolic Vol. 1: Downhome Music And Entertainment From The American Countryside Amazon
32Wanda, Ruth Neal Round Town Girls Flowers In The Wildwood Amazon
33Blue Ridge Highballers Round Town Girls Lead Kindly Light Amazon
34Doc Watson/Merle Watson Guitar Polka Black Mountain Rag Amazon

Country Swing Pioneers

Country Swing Pioneers
Country Swing Pioneers

Join Dave Stroud for two hours of the very best of country swing music on Deeper Roots Radio: A Century of America’s Music. The west had been long-settled when a new sound exploded out of the dance halls and barn-dance venues of the Midwest that was to become popular for it’s upbeat blend of jazz, hillbilly, and down-home blues. The arrangements blended strings, guitar, fiddle and bass, with the rhythmic sounds of urban jazz to reveal something catchy and danceable…and marketable. Before the beat was modernized into the mass market country blandness that paralleled mainstream pop, there were the pioneers including Milton Brown, Bob Wills, Adolph Hofner, Spade Cooley, Light Crust Doughboys, and a host of others.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tex Williams & His Western Caravan Artistry In Western Swing Country Hits Vol. 8 Amazon
3W. Lee & His Light Crust Doughboys When They Baptized Sister Lucy Lee Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
4The Light Crust Doughboys Mean Mean Mama Western Swing  40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 1] Amazon
5Prairie Ramblers Deep Elem Blues White Country Blues (1926-1938) Amazon
6Patsy Montana & the Prairie Ramblers I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
7Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies In El Rio Grande Daddy of Western Swing, Vol.1 : Brownies Stomp Amazon
8Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Easy Ridin' Papa Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 3 : Easy Ridin' Papa Amazon
9Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers Barn Dance Rag The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
10Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers I Want to Go Back The Golden Age Of Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers Amazon
11Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers Bring It On Home To Grandma Theme Time Radio Hour – Season 3 – [Disc 1] Amazon
12Hank Penny Oh Yes? Take Another Guess King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon
13Hank Penny Sweet Talkin' Mama King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon
14Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Twin Guitar Special Western Swing: Hot Hillbilly Jazz & Blues – 1935-1947 Amazon
15Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Stay A Little Longer Take Me Back to Tulsa 3 – Just A Plain Old Country Boy Amazon
16Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Take Me Back To Tulsa Tiffany Transcriptions Vol. 2 Amazon
17Leon McAuliffe Mr. Steel Guitar Tulsa Straight Ahead Amazon
18Leon McAuliffe Rag Mop Tulsa Straight Ahead Amazon
19Johnny Lee Wills Rag Mop The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 16 Amazon
20Tommy Duncan Stars Over San Antone Beneath a Neon Star in a Honky Tonk Amazon
21Tommy Duncan Take Me Back to Tulsa Texas Moon Amazon
22Adolph Hofner Cotton Eyed Joe Western Swing  40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 2] Amazon
23Adolph Hofner Alamo Rag The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 8 Amazon
24Ted Daffan's Texans Because Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 2] Tulsa Twist) Amazon
25Ted Daffan's Texans Down Hi Lo Way Kings Of Western Swing, Vol. 2 Amazon
26Moon Mullican Cherokee Boogie Moon Mullican Sings His All-Time Hits Amazon
27Moon Mullican I'll Sail My Ship Alone The Very Best Of Amazon
28Spade Cooley & His Orchestra Shame On You (Tex Williams & Smokey Rogers) Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 – Heroes Of Country Music – Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast Amazon
29Spade Cooley Troubled Over You Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
30Spade Cooley You Can't Break My Heart Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
31Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams Sign Off Shame On You Amazon
32Smokey Rogers I Can't Help The Way You Feel Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
33Cliffie Stone & His Orchestra with Judy Hayden He's A Real Gone Oakie Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
34Tex Williams Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon? Vintage Collections Amazon
35Hank Thompson Humpty Dumpty Heart 1946-1949 (Warped 4660) Amazon

Higher Power Country Gospel

Higher Power
Higher Power

We visit the classic sounds of country and bluegrass with thematic overtones of gospel. The love of country music often had its roots in a performer’s childhood memories of community church and the sound that would evolve from country and bluegrass provided a tone that grew from those memories…with a tenor that could easily echo the word’. The greatest of them elevated their popularity with their flock by invoking the name of that higher power of God and church in the community of bluegrass: The Stanley Brothers, Mac Wiseman, Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson, and even country groups like the The Louvin Brothers and The Whitstein Brothers made gospel a core of their repertoire.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Louvin Brothers There's A Higher Power Satan Is Real Amazon
3The Whitstein Brothers Way Up On The Mountain Sing Gospel Songs of the Louvins Amazon
4Fern Jones I Do Believe The Glory Road Amazon
5Kitty Wells I Heard My Saviour Call Dust on the Bible (1959) Amazon
6Kitty Wells (I've Got My) One-Way Ticket to the Sky Dust on the Bible (1959) Amazon
7Milton Estes Hish! Somebody's Calling My Name Favorite Sacred Songs Amazon
8Brother Claude Ely Fare You Well Satan Get Back Amazon
9King's Sacred Quartette Turn Your Radio On Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
10J.E. Mainer Workin' On A Building Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
11The Carter Family God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
12The Carter Family On My Way To Canaan's Land Take Me To The Water Amazon
13The Delmore Brothers The Wrath Of God Favorite Sacred Songs Amazon
14The Stanley Brothers Over the Glory Land 16 Greatest Gospel Hits Amazon
15The Stanley Brothers My Lord's Going To Set Me Free Hymns & Sacred Songs Amazon
16Mac Wiseman I'm Using My Bible For A Road Map Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
17Mac Wiseman Dust On The Bible Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
18Ricky Skaggs Hallelujah I'm Ready Family And Friends Amazon
19The Johnson Mountain Boys Springtime in Glory Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old-Timey Gospel Music Amazon
20Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Jesus Gave Me Water Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
21George Jones & Tammy Wynette Let's All Go Down To The River Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
22Moore & Napier Gathering In The Sky Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
23Elvis Presley I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 1 Amazon
24Willie Nelson Sweet Bye and Bye Old Time Religion Amazon
25Johnny Cash Unclouded Day Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
26Chuck Wagon Gang/The Jordanaires Down the Road 70th Anniversary Amazon
27The Corley Family Way To Glory Land (1929) Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time, And End Time Music, 1923-1936 Amazon
28The Corley Family Give The World A Smile Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove Of Vintage 78s: 1926-1937 Amazon
29Anonymous (Knight Home-recording Disc) Beautiful Mansions of Gold …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
30Ex-Governor Alf. Taylor's Old Limber Quartet Brother Noah Built an Ark …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
31Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Long Walk to Heaven Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
32Elvis Presley Working on the Building Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Songs Disc 1 Amazon
33Willie and Bobbie Nelson I'll Fly Away Farther Along Amazon
34Buddy Holly True Love Ways From the Original Master Tapes Amazon