The Midnight Hour

The Midnight Hour
The Midnight Hour

The witching hour. The darkest moment in our day where the bell tolls another in the heart of the ancient wood. A muse for poets, writers, and songsmiths over the ages….midnight. Deeper Roots highlights the midnight muse with a delightful blend of the celebratory and the soulful sounds of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Waits, Merle Travis, Big Joe Turner, and Lowell Fulson.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Creedence Clearwater Revival The Midnight Special Chronicle: Volume Two Amazon
3Big Bill Broonzy Midnight Special An Introduction To Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
4The Louvin Brothers Midnight Special Long Play Collection Amazon
5Big Joe Turner Midnight Special Train Big Joe Turner: The Definitive Blues Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon
6Big Joe Turner Midnight Cannonball Big Joe Rocks Amazon
7Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Big Midnight Special Country Music's 2 Guitar Greats Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Amazon
8The Delmore Brothers Midnight Train Sand Mountain Blues Amazon
9Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Ridin' That Midnight Train The Three Pickers Amazon
10Gladys Knight & the Pips Midnight Train to Georgia The Buddah Box Disc 3 Amazon
11Maria Muldaur Midnight at the Oasis Maria Muldaur Amazon
12Patsy Cline Intro Walkin' After Midnight The Arthur Godfrey Show Amazon
13Patsy Cline Walkin' After Midnight 12 Greatest Hits Amazon
14Ray Charles The Midnight Hour The Birth of Soul Disc 1 Amazon
15Wilson Pickett In the Midnight Hour Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
16J.J. Cale After Midnight The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
17Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Midnight Shift Lost In The Ozone Amazon
18The Mills Brothers Long About Midnight The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 4 Amazon
19Larry Campbell Midnight Highway Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Amazon
20Jorma Kaukonen & Tom Hobson Midnight In Milpitas Quah [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
21Lucinda Williams Howlin' at Midnight Happy Woman Blues Amazon
22Tom Waits Midnight Lullabye The Early Years Amazon
23Lowell Fulson Midnight Showers Of Rain Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
24Cowboy Copas Midnight In Heaven Songs That Made Him Famous Amazon
25Tony Rice Unit Midnight on the Stormy Deep Hills Of Home: 25 Years Of Folk Music On Rounder Records Amazon
26Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys Midnight On the Stormy Deep Bill Monroe: Anthology Amazon
27The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Midnight at Woody Creek Welcome to Woody Creek Amazon
28B.B. King Blues at Midnight King of the Blues [Box] Disc 1 Amazon
29Peetie Wheatstraw Midnight Blues The Devil's Son-In-Law Amazon
30Howlin' Wolf Moanin' at Midnight Chess Blues Disc 1 Amazon
31Bob Dylan Soon After Midnight Tempest Amazon
32Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen Midnight In Moscow Easy Listening Gold 1962-1963 Amazon
33Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Midnight Blue Amazon

Dylan Covers

Dylan Covers
Dylan Covers

Our weekly show celebrates (albeit somewhat belatedly) Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday by tipping our caps not with his performances but with a collection of by others’ tribute pieces. We’ll hear songs written by Bob through the years and tell you the history of many of them at the same time. Tracks from Bobby Bare, Mavis Staples, Solomon Burke, Hazel Dickens, and Bill Frisell make this an eclectic journey on a Friday evening in Sonoma County. Be sure to tune in!

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Old Crow Medicine Show Wagon Wheel O.C.M.S. Amazon
3Sarah Jarosz Simple Twist of Fate Build Me Up From Bones Amazon
4Joan Baez I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine Baez Sings Dylan Amazon
5Bette Midler I Shall Be Released Bette Midler Amazon
6Bobby Bare Farewell Angelina Darker Than Light Amazon
7Marshall Crenshaw My Back Pages Bleecker Street: Greenwich Village In The 60's Amazon
8Flatt & Scruggs Nashville Skyline Rag Earl Scruggs: His Family and Friends/Nashville Airplane Amazon
9Hazel Dickens Only a Hobo It's Hard to Tell the Singer From the Song Amazon
10New Riders of the Purple Sage Farewell Angelina The Best of New Riders of the Purple Sage Amazon
11Peter Case Long Time Gone HWY 62 Amazon
12Stephen Stills The Ballad Of Hollis Brown Stills Alone Amazon
13Joan Osborne Man in the Long Black Coat Relish Amazon
14R.L. Burnside Everything Is Broken Tangled Up In Blues Amazon
15Susan Tedeschi Lord Protect My Child Hope and Desire Amazon
16Julie London Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) Ultra-Lounge: On the Rocks, Pt. 1 Amazon
17Solomon Burke What Good Am I? Make Do With What You Got Amazon
18Sounds Of Blackness Solid Rock [Album Version] Gotta Serve Somebody – The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan Amazon
19Mavis Staples Gotta Serve Somebody Tangled Up In Blues Amazon
20The Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver Every Grain Of Sand I'll Find A Way Amazon
21Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins Handle With Care Rabbit Fur Coat Amazon
22The Byrds All I Really Want to Do The Byrds [Box Set] Disc 1 Amazon
23The Turtles It Ain't Me Babe 20 Greatest Hits Amazon
24Antony With Bryce Dessner I Was Young When I Left Home Dark Was The Night: A Red Hot Compilation [Disc 1] Amazon
25Rod Stewart Only A Hobo Gasoline Alley Amazon
26Sophie Zelmani Most Of The Time Masked & Anonymous Amazon

Bluegrass & Old Time Hour Special

Bluegrass Old Time Hour
Bluegrass Old Time Hour

Mark Hogan’s in Grass Valley this week gearing up for the 41st Annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival which opens this coming Thursday, June 16th. Dave Stroud will be sitting in for Mark and will feature new releases, old standards, and vintage country sounds from the likes of Doug Sahm, Chris Smither, The Hackensaw Boys, and Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers….not to mention a good helping of Bill Monroe recordings from 1960.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Nashville Bluegrass Band Up Above My Head My Native Home Amazon
3The Nashville Bluegrass Band Monroebilia My Native Home Amazon
4Emmylou Harris Get Up John Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems Disc 2 Amazon
5Adkins & Loudermilk Georgia Mountain Man Adkins & Loudermilk Amazon
6Tony Rice Thunderclouds Of Love Bluegrass Today [Disc 2] Amazon
7John Hartford Gumtree Canoe Good'le Days: Essential Recordings Amazon
8Bill Monroe Flowers Of Love Bluegrass 1959-1969 [Disc 1] Amazon
9Bill Monroe Time Changes Everything Bluegrass 1959-1969 [Disc 1] Amazon
10David Grisman Watson Blues (feat. Tony Rice) Dawg Plays Big Mon Amazon
11Tony Rice He Rode All the Way to Texas Night Flyer: The Singer Songwriter Collection Amazon
12Charlie Haden Ocean Of Diamonds Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
13Cyndi Lauper Walkin' After Midnight Detour Amazon
14Old Crow Medicine Show 8 Dogs 8 Banjos Remedy Amazon
15Dale Watson Fly Away Blessed Or Damned Amazon
16Jefferson Ross Dogwood Cats Dogwood Cats Amazon
17Hackensaw Boys Cmon Baby Dont Bet Against Me Charismo Amazon
18Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Longneck Blues Poor Boy's Pleasure Amazon
19Josh Williams Girl From The Canyon Modern Day Man Amazon
20Hamilton County Ramblers Standing On the Mountain Hamilton County Ramblers Amazon
21Traveling Show Token Of Love Songs From The Road Band Amazon
22Asleep at the Wheel Don't Ask Me Why (I'm Going to Texas) Swing Time Amazon
23Texas Tornados Wasted Days and Wasted Nights Live from the Limo, Vol. 1 Amazon
24Doug Sahm Faded Love Complete Atlantic Recordings Disc 1 Amazon
25Doug Sahm (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone Complete Atlantic Recordings Disc 1 Amazon
26Guy Clark To Live Is To Fly Poet: A Tribute To Townes Van Zandt Amazon
27Guy Clark My Favorite Picture of You Oxford American Southern Music Texas Amazon
28Kelly Joe Phelps Beggars Oil (Album Version) Beggars Oil EP Amazon
29Chris Smither Frankie & Albert Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
30Bill Monroe Darling Corey Bluegrass 1959-1969 [Disc 2] Amazon
31IIIrd Time Out John & Mary Bluegrass Today [Disc 2] Amazon
32Dreadful Snakes Blue Yodel #4 Snakes Alive! Amazon

Field Recording Covers

Field Recording Covers
Field Recording Covers

Coming up on our last live show of May, what better way but to dig just a little bit deeper into some of the field recordings of the first half of the 20th century that found popularity in the country, blues, and popular charts. Some of these songs had the ‘right’ rhythm or struck a chord with the message they sent. While most were traditional pieces by the time the musicologists had arrived with their primitive recording machines, others were original and told just the right story. We’ll hear Eric Clapton, Aaron Copland, B.B. King, and Tom Waits right alongside the originals done by Smith Casey, Gwen Foster, Belton Reese, and Ora Dell Graham.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Warner Williams With Jay Summerour Worried Life Blues Blues Highway Amazon
3Thomas "Jaybird" Jones Worried Life Blues Field Recordings, Vol. 3: Mississippi (1936-1942) Amazon
4David Edwards Worried Life Blues Library of Congress Alan Lomax Collection Amazon
5Eric Clapton & B.B. King Worried Life Blues Riding With The King Amazon
6Agustus "Track Horse" Haggerty Hattie Green Texas Field Recordings – 1934-1939 Amazon
7George Hamilton IV Abilene Classic Country Amazon
8Rouse Brothers My Family Circle Classic Field Recordings Amazon
9The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will The Circle Be Unbroken Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics Amazon
10Ace Johnson w/L. W. Gooden Mama Don't Low No Swingin' Out In Here Field Recordings Vol. 6: Texas (1933-1958) Amazon
11Doc Watson Mama Don't Allow No Music Memories Amazon
12W. M. Stepp Bonapartes Retreat Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 1] Amazon
13Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra & William Warfield Rodeo – Four Dance Episodes (Instrumental): IV. Hoedown Copland Conducts Copland (Expanded Edition) Amazon
14Dock Reed Down on Me Field Recordings, Vol. 4: Mississippi & Alabama (1934-1942) Amazon
15Big Brother & the Holding Company Down on Me Rock: Train Kept a Rollin' Disc 1 Amazon
16Ozella Jones Prisoner Blues Field Recordings, Volume 7 : Florida Amazon
17Fiona Apple Criminal Tidal Amazon
18Smith Casey East Texas Rag Texas Field Recordings – 1934-1939 Amazon
19Tom Waits The Soul Of A Man God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
20Johnnie Barfield Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby Classic Field Recordings Amazon
21Carl Perkins Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby Dixie Fried Amazon
22Gwen Foster How Many Biscuits Can I Eat? Classic Field Recordings Amazon
23Mac Wiseman How Many Biscuits Can You Eat Sings Old Time Country Favorites Amazon
24Belton Reese Bile Dem Cabbages Down Field Recordings – Vol 9 – Georgia, SC, NC,Virginia, Kentucky (1924-39) Amazon
25Doc Watson Boil Them Cabbage Down Milestones Amazon
26Smith Casey West Texas Blues Texas Field Recordings – 1934-1939 Amazon
27John Jackson West Texas Blues Front Porch Blues Amazon
28Ora Dell Graham Shortenin' Bread Field Recordings, Vol. 3: Mississippi (1936-1942) Amazon
29Lee Dorsey Shortnin' Bread The Ep Collection…Plus Amazon
30John Dudley Cool Drink Of Water Blues Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings: 19471959 Amazon
31Vassar Clements Cool Drink of Water Livin' with the Blues Amazon
32Capitol City Laundry Quartet Ezekiel Saw The Wheel Field Recordings Vol. 12: Virginia & South Carolina (1936-1940) Amazon
33Louis Armstrong Ezekiel Saw De Wheel Louis And The Good Book Amazon
34Doyle Lawson/Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Ezekiel Saw the Wheel School of Bluegrass Disc 1 Amazon
35James Shorty, Viola James, And Congregation Jesus On The Main Line Sounds of the South [Disc 3] – Negro Church Music & White Spirituals Amazon
36Ry Cooder Jesus On The Mainline Paradise And Lunch (Remaster 2013) Amazon

Merle Haggard Tribute

Merle Haggard Tribute
Merle Haggard Tribute

Not only was Merle Haggard an accomplished country performer but he was also one of the more prolific songwriters of the past century whose songs were aimed at the heart of ‘everyman’. In losing Merle Haggard, America lost a neighbor, the guy next door who was there when you needed him. We’ll share a number of sets of Merle’s music: some performed by Merle, others performed by contemporaries including George Jones, Emmylou Harris, and Charlie Louvin. We’ll also feature a number of duets including performances by Merle with Jimmie Davis, Marty Stuart, and Willie Nelson.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merle Haggard And Johnny Cash I'm Leavin' Now Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
3Del McCoury Fireside Chat, Part 1 (feat. Franklin D. Roosevelt) Moneyland Amazon
4Robert Earl Keen, Jr. Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
5Marty Stuart/Merle Haggard Farmer's Blues Compadres: An Anthology of Duets Amazon
6Dwight Yoakam Holding Things Together Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years Disc 2 Amazon
7Charlie Louvin I Wonder If They Ever Think of Me The Battles Rage On Amazon
8Merle Haggard Okie From Muskogee Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
9Dale Watson Mama Tried More Great Moments of Vinyl History Amazon
10Willie Nelson Ramblin' Fever Remember Me, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson It's All Going to Pot Django and Jimmie Amazon
12George Jones I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink Jones Sings Haggard, Haggard Sings Jones: Kickin' Out the Footlights…Again Amazon
13Jerry Lee Lewis Workin' Man Blues A Half Century Of Hits ([Disc 2] of Box Set) Amazon
14Ray Charles & Merle Haggard Little Hotel Room (w/Merle Haggard) The Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 4] Amazon
15Merle Haggard Kern River Blues Kern River Blues – Single Amazon
16Dave Alvin Kern River West of the West Amazon
17Iris DeMent Big City Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
18Emmylou Harris Bottle Let Me Down Pieces Of The Sky Amazon
19Lorrie Morgan I Threw Away The Rose Mama's Hungry Eyes: A TributeTo Merle Haggard Amazon
20Merle Haggard & Carl Jackson Must You Throw Dirt In My Face? Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs Of The Louvin Brothers Amazon
21Clint Black I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am Mama's Hungry Eyes: A TributeTo Merle Haggard Amazon
22Carrie Rodriguez I Started Loving You Again Love and Circumstances Amazon
23Merle Haggard The Fightin' Side Of Me The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 1] Amazon
24The Seldom Scene Mama Tried Scenechronized Amazon
25Kevin Russell Mama's Hungry Eyes Plain Dirt Fashion Amazon
26Merle Haggard Sing Me Back Home The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 1] Amazon
27Merle Haggard The Downside Like Never Before Amazon
28Jimmie Davis/Merle Haggard Hang on to the Memories The Peer Sessions Amazon
29Albert E. Brumley, Jr./Merle Haggard Everybody Knows Two Old Friends Amazon
30Rosanne Cash Featuring Rufus Wainwright Silver Wings (Feat. Rufus Wainwright) The List Amazon
31Merle Haggard Silver Wings The Complete '60s Captiol Singles Amazon
32Peter Case A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
33Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson Alice in Hulaland Django and Jimmie Amazon