Trains & Boats & Planes & Automobiles

Trains Planes Automobiles
Trains Boats Planes & Automobiles

Deeper Roots takes on a theme this week… one that has us on the road, the rails, the ocean deep, and soaring in the clouds. We speak, of course, of our modes and muse of transport in music.  There’s a variety of styling to be had including blues from Snooks Eaglin and Lightnin’ Hopkins, 50s country from Cowboy Copas and Bonnie Guitar,  pop sounds from Jo Stafford and the Modernaires, and a host of others that all support the theme of the day. Tune in for another roots-infused Wednesday evening on KOWS, the heart and voice of West Sonoma County, California.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Modernaires The Stanley Steamer The Complete Modernaires On Columbia Vol 2 (1946-1947) Amazon
3Kevin Russell Cadillacin' Model A You Don't Know Me Amazon
4Snooks Eaglin Model T And The Train Country Boy Down In New Orleans Amazon
5Rosco Gordon T Model Boogie Let's Get High (B) Amazon
6Lightnin' Hopkins Automobile Blues Lightnin' Amazon
7Ry Cooder Crazy 'Bout An Automobile (Every Woman I Know) Borderline (Remaster 2013) Amazon
8John Sebastian Got No Automobiles Chasin' Gus' Ghost Amazon
9The Dixie Hummingbirds Christian's Automobile 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
10Mink Deville Lilly's Daddy's Cadillac Coup De Grace Plus Where Angels Fear To Tread Amazon
11Roger Miller (The Day I Jumped) From Uncle Harvey's Plane The Best Of : Vol 2 Amazon
12Peter, Paul & Mary Leaving On A Jet Plane Album 1700 Amazon
13Mother McCollum Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane Goodbye, Babylon – Salvation [Disc 4] Amazon
14Peter Case Waiting On A Plane HWY 62 Amazon
15Cowboy Copas Night Plane to Memphis Settin' Flat On Ready Amazon
16Dwight Yoakam 07 Trains and Boats and Planes Population: Me Amazon
17Doc Watson Blue Railroad Train The Best of Doc Watson: 1964-1968 Amazon
18J. H. Howell Howell's Railroad Classic Field Recordings Amazon
19Hank Williams California Zephyr Lost Highway December 1948 – March 1949 Amazon
20Chuck Berry Down Bound Train Lonesome Whistle – An Anthology Of American Railroad Song Amazon
21Jimmie Driftwood Sailing Away On The Ocean Americana, Vol. 3 Amazon
22Earl Scruggs My Ship Will Sail The Earl Scruggs Revue: Anniversary Special, Volumes One & Two Amazon
23The Boxmasters Goin' Home Modbilly Disc 1 Amazon
24Jake Xerxes Fussell Boat's up the River Jake Xerxes Fussell Amazon
25Jo Stafford Shrimp Boats You Belong To Me Amazon
26Al Hendrickson On A Slow Boat To China Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 3 – Capitol Jumps – 1944-53 Amazon
27Nick Lowe Christmas At The Airport Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family Amazon
28Emmylou Harris & Willie Nelson Gulf Coast Highway Duets Amazon
29Patsy Cline Life's Railway To Heaven Mystery Train; Classic Railroad Songs, Volume 2 Amazon
30Tony Rice Unit Old Train Mystery Train; Classic Railroad Songs, Volume 2 Amazon
31Jimmie Driftwood I'm Leavin' On The Wagon Train Americana, Vol. 2 Amazon

Folk Songs Pt 2 – Spirituals

Folks Songs of North America II - Spirituals
Folks Songs of North America II – Spirituals

The second installment in our exploration of the Alan Lomax book of the same name, this time focusing our energies on tradition in gospel and spiritual. Leader-chorus work songs to lighten the load of heavy labor; dancing songs to quicken the spirit on those rare holidays; and spirituals to replace their lost African religions and to console in times of physical torment and spiritual degradation are all captured here, including the stories and lineage behind the original pieces. We’ll hear from a diverse selection of performers including The Dixie Jubilee Singers, Odetta, Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Eva Cassidy, and many others.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fisk Jubilee Singers I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray The Gold and Blue Album Amazon
3Bessemer Sunset Four Climbing Jacob's Ladder Bessemer Sunset Four (1928-1930) Amazon
4Kenneth Benfield Jacob's Ladder (Folk) Masters of Old-Time Country Autoharp Amazon
5Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, Ronnie Gilbert, Pete Seeger Jacob's Ladder H.A.R.P. A Time To Sing Disc 1 Amazon
6The Staple Singers Jacob's Ladder Freedom Highway Amazon
7The Fairfield Four Roll Jordan Revival Amazon
8Dixie Jubilee Singers & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet Roll, Jordan, Roll Dixie Jubilee Singers (1924-1928) & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet (1931) Amazon
9The Nashville Bluegrass Band Roll Jordan Roll Home of the Blues Amazon
10The Golden Gate Quartet Roll Jordan, Roll The Very Best of the Golden Gate Quartet [CD1] Amazon
11The Golden Gate Quartet Go Where I Send Thee Vol. 1 (1937-1938) Amazon
12Magnolia Five The Holy Baby Blues Blues Christmas Volume 3, 1927-1962 Amazon
13Nina Simone Children Go Where I Send You The Amazing Nina Simone/Nina Simone At Town Hall Amazon
14Odetta Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow 7 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Radio Tracks Amazon
15Nick Lowe Rise Up Shepherd Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family Amazon
16Eva Cassidy Wade In the Water Hear Music volume 6 Amazon
17The Harmonizing Four Wade In The Water The Essential Guide To Gospel Amazon
18Mavis Staples Wade In The Water Lovely Jazz Gospel & Blues Amazon
19Tom Waits John The Revelator God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
20Son House John the Revelator Death Letter Amazon
21The Weavers When the Stars Begin to Fall The Weavers Almanac Amazon
22Carl Sandburg All Night Long Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 1] Amazon
23Mississippi John Hurt All Night Long The Complete Studio Recordings: Last Sessions Amazon
24Reverend Gary Davis All Night Long Twelve Gates To The City: In Concert, 1962-1966, Volume Three Amazon
25Mahalia Jackson Didn't It Rain 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
26Fern Jones Didn't It Rain The Glory Road Amazon
27Cora Martin Didn't It Rain The Great Gospel Women Amazon
28Sister Rosetta Tharpe This Train Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon
29Louis Armstrong This Train Louis And The Good Book Amazon
30Samuel Patterson This Train Americana Roots Songbook: Gospel Amazon
31Pops Staples The Downward Road Father Father Amazon
32The Golden Gate Quartet Dese Bones Gonna Rise Again Radio Transcriptions 1941 – 1944 Amazon
33John D. Foster & Leonard Rutherford These Bones Gwine Rise Again Gennett Old Time Music 1927-34 Amazon
34Sons of the Pioneers Dese Bones Gwine to Rise Again Songs of the Prairie – CD2 Amazon
35Willie Eason With The Campbell Brothers When The Saints Go Marching In Sacred Steel – Live! Amazon
36Mississippi Fred McDowell When The Saints Go Marching In My Home Is In The Delta Amazon
37Fats Domino When The Saints Go Marchin' In Very Best of Fats Domino [Phantom] (Disc 2) Amazon