Mix of the Blues

Mix of the Blues
Mix of the Blues

Deeper Roots will spend time with a variety of blues styles this week with no focus but the roots of feeling blue, themes about being blue, junker’s blues, bar fly blues, cold rainy day blues, and the dark and somber blues. We’ll feature the urban sounds of Lowell Fulson and Bobby Blue Bland, the smooth sounds of T-Bone Walker, and we’ll also pick on some early jazz and blues vocals including Bertha “Chippie” Hill, Hattie McDaniels, and Memphis Minnie.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band In the Wee Wee Hours Hoodoo Man Blues Amazon
3R.L. Burnside Poor Black Mattie From Mississippi To Chicago Amazon
4Lowell Fulson Black Widow Spider Blues Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
5Sweet Papa Tadpole Black Spider Blues Too Late, Too Late, More Newly Discovered Titles And Alternate Takes. Vol. 4 Amazon
6Jimmy Witherspoon Bar Fly Blues Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Stars Amazon
7John Hammond Evolution Blues Found True Love Amazon
8Eddie Lang You Got to Crawl Before You Walk Juke Joint Blues 1950's-1960's Amazon
9Muddy Waters Good Morning School Girl Folk Singer Amazon
10Rory Block Cypress Grove Blues Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James Amazon
11Kansas City Kitty (Thelma Holmes) Double Trouble Blues Four Women Blues – The Victor / Bluebird Recordings Of Memphis Minnie, Mississippi Matilda, Kansas City Kitty and Miss Rosie Mae Moore Amazon
12Berha 'Chippie' Hill Some Cold Rainy Day Heartbreakers Blue & Lonely Amazon
13Hattie McDaniels Boo Hoo Blues Female Blues Singers, Complete Recorded Works. Volume 12 Amazon
14Memphis Minnie;Kansas Joe Don't Want No Woman (Have T' Give My Money To) [2002 Remastered] First Time I Met the Blues (When the Sun Goes Down series) Amazon
15Victoria Spivey & Lonnie Johnson I Got The Blues So Bad Idle Hours Amazon
16Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Tonight's the Night Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 1 Amazon
17Hadda Brooks Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl I've Got News For You [Disc 1] Amazon
18Bobby "Blue" Bland I Pity The Fool Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: The Road To Memphis Amazon
19Big Mama Thornton How Come Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings Amazon
20Little Sylvia Everything I Need But You Jubilee Jezebels Amazon
21T-Bone Walker Feeling The Blues I Want A Little Girl Amazon
22Little Walter My Babe His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) Amazon
23Jimmy Reed Boogie In The Dark I'm Jimmy Reed (Original Vee-Jay Album) Amazon
24Professor Longhair Mean Old World Fess: The Professor Longhair A Amazon
25Memphis Slim Panic Street Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
26Champion Jack Dupree Junker Blues Gettin' Funky [Disc 1] – Piano Power Amazon
27Floyd Dixon Please Don't Go Marshall Texas Is My Home Amazon
28Otis Taylor My Soul's In Louisiana I Heard It On NPR: Shake These Blues Amazon
29Lightnin' Hopkins One Kind Favor Jake Head Boogie Amazon
30Frankie Jones Bring Your Mud and Let's Dob Jack Newman & Others Amazon
31Precious Bryant Blues All Around My Bed Fool Me Good Amazon
32Freddie King I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man King Of The Blues Amazon

Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!

Smoke Smoke Smoke
Smoke Smoke Smoke

Songs from the past century will fill the air with second hand music smoke…all songs that reflect either the hawkish or ‘dove-ish’ opinions in words and music. We have two hours of country, jazz, blues, pop, and all those adventurous styles in between that use nicotine for their muse. Country from k.d. lang to The Sons of The Pioneers, R&B from the likes of Lucky Millender to Benny Spellman, some doo-wop, some Sam Cooke soul, and a little bit of sweet big band sounds from Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians. Maybe we won’t celebrate the habit…just the music.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jimmy Martin I Can't Quit Cigarettes Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 4] Amazon
3Otis Redding Cigarettes And Coffee Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
4Sam Cooke Smoke Rings The Man Who Invented Soul [Box Set] (3 of 4) Amazon
5The Mills Brothers Smoke Rings The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 2 Amazon
6The Larks Coffee, Cigarettes And Tears Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon
7The Platters Smoke Gets In Your Eyes All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
8The Corsairs Smokey Places (1962 #12) Greatest Hit Singles Collection Amazon
9Lillian Leach/The Mellows Smoke from Your Cigarette The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 1 Amazon
10The Drake Sisters Smoke From Your Cigarette Vocal Group Harmony Vol 8 Amazon
11k.d. lang & The Reclines Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray Angel With A Lariat Amazon
12Patsy Cline Three Cigarettes In A Ashtray Country Greats #2 Amazon
13k.d. lang I'm Down to My Last Cigarette Shadowland Amazon
14Merle Travis Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) Ash Grove 12/9/1966 Amazon
15Willie Nelson Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette Just One Love Amazon
16Benny Spellman Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette) Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
17Reverend Horton Heat Drinkin' and Smokin' Cigarettes Best Of Yep Roc Singles Amazon
18Manassas Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) Pieces Amazon
19Lefty Frizzell Cigarettes and Coffee Blues Life's Like Poetry (Disc 5) Amazon
20Jimmie Dolan Nicotine Fits Juke Box Boogie Amazon
21Curtis Gordon Caffeine And Nicotine Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon
22Red Ingle & The Natural Seven Cigarettes, Whuskey And Wild, Wild Women Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour: The Best Of The Second Series Amazon
23The Sons Of The Pioneers Cigareefes, Whusky Country Hits Vol. 6 Amazon
24Kris Kristofferson I May Smoke Too Much Spooky Lady's Sideshow/Shake Hands with the Devil Amazon
25Dale Watson Smokey Old Bar El Rancho Azul Amazon
26Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians A Cigarette, Sweet Music & You Cigar Classics 1: The Standards Amazon
27Nina Simone Don't Smoke in Bed The Ultimate Nina Simone Amazon
28Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra Chew Tobacco Rag Foot Tappin' And Dance At The Screamin' Festival Vol.4 Amazon
29The Bottle Rockets Smokin' 100's Alone 24 Hours a Day Amazon
30Ry Cooder Fool For A Cigarette/Feelin' Good Paradise And Lunch Amazon
31Bo Carter Cigarette Blues Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
32Tex Williams & His Western Caravan Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
33Georgia White The Stuff Is Here The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon

Johnny Cash Tribute

Johnny Cash Tribute
Johnny Cash Tribute

Johnny Cash, like so many others, followed on the heels and inspiration of Elvis at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. But while others (save for possibly Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis) would fight for the scraps from this ‘new sound’, Johnny less-than-obligingly would ignore all the best advice. He began with the simplest of songs delivered in a farm boy’s tone and, with the Tennessee Three in tow, grew the sound into an identity.  Our show this week will lean on his own recordings as well as music from performers he was inspired by…we’ll also include music from contemporaries and those who he inspired.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire Columbia Country Classics – Volume 4: The Nashville Sound Amazon
3The Chuck Wagon Gang After The Sunrise [Album Version] Columbia Country Classics Volume 1: The Golden Age Amazon
4Brother Claude Ely There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down Favorite Sacred Songs Amazon
5Gene Autry I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blues Eyes The Essential Gene Autry 1933-1946 Amazon
6Gene Autry High Steppin' Mama American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 2] Amazon
7Bob Wills Faded Love For the Last Time Amazon
8Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys San Antonio Rose The Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
9The Carter Family Anchored In Love The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 1] Amazon
10Johnny Cash Johnny Cash – Cowboy's Prayer Johnny Cash Interviews Amazon
11Goebel Reeves Cowboy's Prayer …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
12The Chuck Wagon Gang We Are Climbing Flowers In The Wildwood Amazon
13Johnny Cash Big River His Sun Years: Down South Amazon
14Johnny Cash Hey Porter The Man In Black 1954-1958 [Disc 1] Amazon
15Johnny Cash Five Feet High And Rising Songs Of Our Soil Amazon
16Johnny Cash Pickin' Time The Fabulous Johnny Cash Amazon
17Johnny Cash/The Carter Family Keep on the Sunny Side Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
18Johnny Cash I Walk The Line Classic Country Amazon
19June Carter Cash Oh, Susannah Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
20Carter Sisters/Mother Maybelle Carter Fair and Tender Ladies Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
21Johnny Cash & June Carter Jackson Carryin' on With Johnny Cash & June Carter Amazon
22Rosanne Cash I Still Miss Someone Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash Amazon
23Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan Girl From The North Country Nashville Skyline Amazon
24Johnny Cash Man in Black 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
25Johnny Cash Ain't No Grave American VI: Ain't No Grave Amazon
26Johnny Cash Tear Stained Letter American IV: Man Comes Around Amazon
27Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues At Folsom Prison Amazon
28George Jones/Johnny Cash I Got Stripes My Very Special Guests [Bonus Tracks] Disc 2 Amazon
29Rosanne Cash Tennessee Flat Top Box King's Record Shop Amazon
30Emmylou Harris; The Milk Carton Kids Apache Tears Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited Amazon
31Bruce Springsteen Give My Love To Rose Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash Amazon
32Johnny Cash Wanted Man The Mystery Of Life Amazon
33Bob Dylan Train Of Love Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash Amazon
34Dwight Yoakam Understand Your Man Dwight's Used Records Amazon

Free Form – June 2016

Free Form - June 2016
Free Form – June 2016

Deeper Roots goes free form and our two hours will be filled with an eclectic blend of blues, gospel, tradition, and early century jazz. We’ll feature songs about vapor vipers, snakes, preachers, and a whole lot more. Join us for another summer evening in West Sonoma County, California with performances from Charley Patton, Josh White, Jimmie Driftwood, Noble Sissle, and Jumpin’ Bill Carlisle.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Madam Ernestine Washington And The Milleraires Holding On — Part 2 Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
3Stuffy Smith & His Onyx Club Boys You're a Viper Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
4Miss Marcy & Her Texas Sugardaddy's If You're A Viper Deep Ellum Amazon
5Noble Sissle/Sidney Bechet Viper Mad Sweet and Lowdown Amazon
6Fats Waller Viper's Drag [Piano Solo] The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
7Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks 'Long Come A Viper Last Train To Hicksville… The Home Of Happy Feet Amazon
8David Grisman Quintet Rattlesnake Dgq-20 Amazon
9Jumpin' Bill Carlisle Rattlesnake Daddy Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
10Champion Jack Dupree Rattlesnake Boogie Classic Sounds of New Orleans Amazon
11Jaydee Short Lonesome Swamp Rattlesnake (Pm 13043, L-468-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
12Luella Miller Rattle Snake Groan 24 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920_Vol 11 [ Blues Images ] Amazon
13Charley Patton Rattlesnake Blues The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 2] Amazon
14Chris Smither Rattlesnake Preacher Honeysuckle Dog Amazon
15Mac Wiseman Old Rattler Songs From My Mother's Hand Amazon
16Jimmie Driftwood Rattlesnake Song Americana, Vol. 1 Amazon
17Jimmie Driftwood The Battle Of New Orleans Vanguard: Roots Of Folk [Disc 1] Amazon
18Jimmie Driftwood Bunker Hill Americana, Vol. 1 Amazon
19Jimmie Driftwood Country Boy Americana, Vol. 1 Amazon
20Jonatha Brooke In the Gloaming Live Amazon
21Ed Lewis & Group I Be So Glad When The Sun Goes Down Sounds of the South [Disc 1] – Blue Ridge Mountain Music Amazon
22Josh White When I Lay Down And Die In Chronological Order, Volume 5 (1944) Amazon
23Straight Street Holiness Group Victory Shall Be Mine Fire In My Bones : Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 Amazon
24Sister Rosetta Tharpe My Journey to the Sky Mighty Day – 25 Gospel Greats Amazon
25Johnnie Morisette Meet Me at the Twisting Place Sam Cooke's Sar Records Story 59-65 CD2 Amazon
26William Bell The Three Of Me This Is Where I Live Amazon
27The Sweet & Lowdown Violent Love Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Collection: Rarities From the Second Decades Amazon
28Art Neville That Old Time Rock And Roll His Specialty Recordings Amazon
29Marvin Johnson & His Orchestra Hey Lawdy Mama Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
30Johnny Otis Baby Baby Blues Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Stars Amazon
31Robins My Baby Done Told Me Money Honey – Rise of the Black Bocal Group 51-53) Amazon
32Rose Marie McCoy Dippin' In My Business Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
33Junior Brown Venom Wearin' Denim Semi Crazy Amazon

Robert Johnson Tribute

Robert Johnson Tribute
Robert Johnson Tribute

It’s a two hour Robert Johnson tribute on Deeper Roots Radio: A Century of America’s Music. Legend has it…yes, we have all heard the story. But it is the music that makes us want to believe. In a short recording career where he recorded less than thirty tracks over two sessions, the songs are all his by identification. When you hear the Stones’ cover of “You Got to Move”, or virtually any that Johnson recorded…you overlook their lineage somewhat because their heritage began in the hotel room where he recorded them. We’ll hear from Rory Block, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Nigel Watson & Peter Green, and Bob Brozman as Deeper Roots celebrates the music of Robert Johnson.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Eric Clapton From Four Until Late Sessions For Robert J Amazon
3Eric Clapton Stones In My Passway I Still Do Amazon
4Roy Rogers Stones in My Passway Slide of Hand Amazon
5Nigel Watson/Peter Green I'm a Steady Rollin' Man Hot Foot Powder Amazon
6Robert Lockwood, Jr. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom Delta Crossroads Amazon
7Taj Mahal Dust My Broom Taj Mahal Amazon
8Peter Green Splinter Group 32-20 Blues Me & the Devil Disc 2 Amazon
9Eric Clapton 32-20 Blues Me & Mr. Johnson Amazon
10Leon Russell Come On In My Kitchen Life Journey Amazon
11Rory Block Come On In My Kitchen Gone Woman Blues: The Country Blues Collection Amazon
12Robert Lockwood, Jr. Little Queen Of Spades Blues Routes: Heroes And Tricksters Amazon
13Vassar Clements Phonograph Blues Livin' with the Blues Amazon
14The Rolling Stones Love in Vain Let It Bleed [Japan] Amazon
15Nigel Watson/Peter Green They're Red Hot Hot Foot Powder Amazon
16Robert Johnson They're Red Hot ABC Of The Blues Vol 18 Amazon
17Dion If I Had Possession (Over Judgement Day) Son of Skip James Amazon
18Eric Clapton Hell Hound On My Trail Me & Mr. Johnson Amazon
19Lucinda Williams Ramblin' On My Mind Ramblin' Amazon
20Robert Lockwood, Jr. Stop Breakin' Down Blues Delta Crossroads Amazon
21Bonnie Raitt Walking Blues Bonnie Raitt Amazon
22Pinetop Perkins Sweet Home Chicago Pinetop Perkins Amazon
23Keb' Mo' Last Fair Deal Gone Down Just Like You Amazon
24Eric Clapton Last Fair Deal Gone Down Me & Mr. Johnson Amazon
25Nigel Watson/Peter Green Cross Road Blues Hot Foot Powder Amazon
26Bob Brozman Stones in My Passway Devil's Slide Amazon
27Lucinda Williams Stop Breakin' Down Ramblin' Amazon
28Johnny Shines Milk Cow Blues Traditional Delta Blues Amazon
29The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Walking Blues An Anthology: The Elektra Years Disc 1 Amazon
30Robert Johnson Come on in My Kitchen The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 1 Amazon