Free Form – August 2016


Free Form - August 2016
Free Form – August 2016

Country, rock, gospel, tradition, blues, and ragtime…just a sampling of the styles that you’ll hear when you tune into Deeper Roots this week. We’ll feature some contemporary sounds from Luther Dickinson and Bruce Hornsby…classic country from Hank Snow and Webb Pierce…traditional standards from John Prine and Mac Wiseman…rock gems from Bo Diddley and Elvis Presley. And, believe or not…there’s more!

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Glenn Yarbrough Baby The Rain Must Fall Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 60's, Vol. 1 Amazon
3Randy Newman Louisiana 1927 Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
4Randy Newman Every Man a King Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
5Bonnie Raitt Guilty Bonnie Raitt Collection Amazon
6Bo Diddley Say Man 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – The Best Of Bo Diddley Amazon
7Elvis Presley Burning Love Elvis 30 #1 Hits Amazon
8Marty Stuart/The Staple Singers Don't Be Cruel (To a Heart That's True) The Marty Party Hit Pack Amazon
9Luther Dickinson Ain't No Grave (feat. Mavis Staples) Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Volumes I & II [amazon asin=Rodney Crowell – Don't Get Me Started [Album Version] – 00:00&title=Buy From Amazon &thumb=]
10Mavis Staples Hard Times Come Again No More Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
11The Staple Singers Jacob's Ladder Freedom Highway Amazon
12Bruce Hornsby & The Noise Makers Celestial Railroad Rehab Reunion Amazon
13The Staple Singers Going Away Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
14Webb Pierce/Willie Nelson You're Not Mine Anymore In the Jailhouse Now/Brand on My Heart Amazon
15Hank Snow Rhumba Boogie Hillbilly Boogie Box [Disc 4] Amazon
16Roy Hogsed Cocaine Blues Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
17Roy Rogers I'm Gonna Gallop Gallop To Gallup New Mexico Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
18Spade Cooley Yodelling Polka Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
19Jimmy Walker Detour Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys: The West Coast Indies Amazon
20Cyndi Lauper Detour (Featuring Emmylou Harris) Detour Amazon
21John Prine Who's Gonna Take The Garbage Out (Featuring Iris Dement) For Better or Worse Amazon
22John Prine & Mac Wiseman Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
23John Prine & Mac Wiseman Old Rugged Cross Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
24Bob Dylan Lone Pilgrim World Gone Wrong Amazon
25Ricky Skaggs A Voice from on High Soldier of the Cross Amazon
26Jorma Kaukonen Blues Stay Away From Me Blue Country Heart Amazon
27Jorma Kaukonen & Tom Hobson I Am The Light Of This World Quah [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
28Reverend Gary Davis I Am The Light Of This World Slippin' 'til My Gal Comes In Partner: Columbia University 1958-59 Amazon
29R. Crumb And His Cheap Suit Serenaders Georgia Camp Meeting (Radio Broadcast) R. Crumb's Music Sampler Amazon
30R. Crumb And His Keep-on-Truckin' Orchestra River Blues R. Crumb's Music Sampler Amazon
31The Boswell Sisters Down Among The Sheltering Palms The Boswell Sisters Volume 2 Amazon
32Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Sunnyside Up Paper Moon Amazon
33Cab Calloway Everybody Eats When They Come To My House Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
34Jimmie Revard & The Oklahoma Playboys Lose Your Blues and Laugh At Life The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon

Hot Summer Days

Hot Summer Days
Hot Summer Days

As we make it over the summer hump, we’ll take time to celebrate all the things we love about the summer heat.  Those stunning summer skies, sea breezes, backyard barbecues, and the lift of a summer rain. We’ve got the beach sounds of the sixties, Hawaiian medleys from the islands, sophisticated sass from Buster Poindexter, hot kissin’ from H-Bomb Ferguson, the summer rain, the summer sky, and the Summer Wind from Frank Sinatra.  Rock, zydeco, country, pop, bluegrass, rock, and so much of what comes from the in-between this week on Deeper Roots.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The David Thom Band California's Burning That Old Familiar Amazon
3Dave Alvin California's Burning Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
4Sol K. Bright's Hollywaiians Heat Wave Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon
5Bob Brozman Hawaiian Heat Waves Medley Hello Central, Give Me Dr. Jazz! Amazon
6Mr. Sad Head Hot Weather Blues Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon
7Teddy Bunn Summertime 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
8Buckwheat Zydeco Ils Sont Partis Band In the Summertime 100% Fortified Zydeco Amazon
9Sly & the Family Stone Hot Fun in the Summertime Rock Artifacts, Vol. 1 Amazon
10Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
11The Lovin' Spoonful Summer in the City Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
12The Beach Boys The Warmth of the Sun Endless Summer Amazon
13It's a Beautiful Day Hot Summer Day It's a Beautiful Day Amazon
14Buster Poindexter Hot Hot Hot Buster Poindexter Amazon
15Ann Miller Too Darn Hot The Big Picture: Great Music from Films You Love Amazon
16Ella Fitzgerald Too Darn Hot Music & Moonlight Amazon
17Eilen Jewell Too Hot To Sleep Letters From Sinners & Strangers Amazon
18Kid Bangham, Dan McKinney, Bill Melcher & Dave Ferrara Some Summer Day Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
19Willie Nelson Summer Of Roses [Album Version] One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
20H-Bomb Ferguson Hot Kisses Big City Blues Amazon
21Judy Collins In The Heat Of The Summer Forever: [Disc 2] Amazon
22Sam Cooke Summertime Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
23The Donkeys Theme From The Endless Summer Theme From The Endless Summer [single] Amazon
24Marshall Crenshaw Starless Summer Sky Miracle of Science Amazon
25Johnny Burnette What a Summer Day The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD 6 Amazon
26Johnny Rivers Summer Rain Best Of Johnny Rivers Amazon
27Frank Sinatra Summer Wind The Reprise Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
28Randy Newman Burn On Sail Away Amazon
29Charlie Parker Summertime Charlie Parker With Strings: The Master Takes Amazon
30Nanci Griffith Summer Wages Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) Amazon
31Bob Dylan Summer Days Love and Theft Amazon


Time is Passing

Time Is Passing
Time Is Passing

Theme time this week! We are going to dip into a sometimes raucous, other times wistful, blend of country, blues, jazz, and what-not…to celebrate (or is it bemoan) the passing of time in our show this week. The clock is ticking, the calendar flipping, and the little blue orb keeps spinning around that big bright one. And all the while we live our lives celebrating the luminous sounds on Deeper Roots; this week featuring Johnny Otis, Fenton Robinson, Bob Dylan, Texas Jim Lewis, Roy Acuff, and so many others. Time may be passing and we may like to reminisce and wax nostalgic, but we press on…driven by music from the past century (among other things).

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Hank Thompson The Older The Violin, The Sweeter The Music The Best Of Hank Thompson 1966-1979 Amazon
3Alfred G. Karnes Where We'll Never Grow Old (1927) Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time, And End Time Music, 1923-1936 Amazon
4The Church Sisters Where We'll Never Grow Old Orthophonic Joy Amazon
5The Carter Family Darling, We Are Growing Older/The Old Texas Trail – Anita Carter On Border Radio – 1939 – vol. 1 Amazon
6Dick Curless Rock of Ages A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD3 (1950-1969) Amazon
7Jerry Lee Lewis Middle Age Crazy The Definitive Collection Amazon
8Doc Watson Grandfather's Clock My Dear Old Southern Home Amazon
9Texas Jim Lewis Way Back in Grandpa's Day Free at Amazon
10Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys Old Age Pension Cheque King of Country Music [[Disc 2]: "Beautiful Brown Eyes: 1939-'41" Proper Records, 2004] Amazon
11Tom Russell Wayfarin' Stranger (Passage of Time) The Man From God Knows Where Amazon
12Dar Williams You're Aging Well The Honesty Room Amazon
13Stonewall Jackson Gettin' Older Waterloo Box Set Amazon
14Bob Dylan Time Passes Slowly New Morning Amazon
15Bob Dylan My Back Pages All I Really Want To Do Amazon
16Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Time Is A Passin' One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
17Johnny Otis / Jimmy Rushing Round The Clock The R&B Years – 1942-45 [Disc 4] Amazon
18Tiny Bradshaw & His Orchestra Take the Hands off the Clock Stompin' at the Savoy: Harlem Nocturne, 1944 – 1947 Amazon
19Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Five O'Clock Whistle Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
20The Original Memphis Five Four O'clock Blues The Original Memphis Five Collection Vol. 1 – 1922-1923 Amazon
21Fenton Robinson As The Years Go Passing By Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
22Big Bill Broonzy Getting Older Every Day Great Blues Guitarsists: String Dazzlers Amazon
23Howlin' Wolf Getting Old & Gray Howlin' Wolf – 52 Essential Tracks Amazon
24Victoria Spivey Grow Old Together Black Snake Blues – The Best Of Amazon
25JL Stiles Never To Grow Old Solo Sessions Amazon
26David Johansen My Grandpa Is Old Too Shaker Amazon
27Ricky Skaggs In Heaven We'll Never Grow Old Rising Star Amazon
28Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys All the Good Times Are Passed and Gone All The Classic Releases1937-1949 [Disc 2] Amazon
29Harry Reser & His Orchestra The Clock and the Banjo Trainin' The Fingers Amazon
30Ivory Joe Hunter Time Has Passed Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter (1950-1951) Amazon
31Tom Lehrer When You Are Old And Gray Song & More Songs Amazon
32Ray Wylie Hubbard After All These Years Eternal & Lowdown Amazon
33The Carter Family Where We'll Never Grow Old The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 4] Amazon

Deeper Fats Waller

Deeper Fats Waller
Deeper Fats Waller

In his brief life of 39 years, Tom Waller (better known as ‘Fats’) took what he learned from the church organ and broke the bonds of sacred for the swinging sounds that he would learn from Willie “The Lion” Smith, James P. Johnson, and Eubie Blake. While the organ (or, as he liked to call it “The God Box”) was his first love, it was his songwriting and ebullient personality that would infuse his melodies that set him apart. The American Songbook chapter called “Joy” is full of his music and the tragedy of losing him too soon to his demons likely prevented us being further enriched. Tune in for two hours of music that inspired Fats as well as the music he gave us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Duke Ellington That Rhythm Man The Okeh Ellington [Disc 2] Amazon
3James P. Johnson What's The Use Of Being Alone A Piano Anthology Amazon
4James P. Johnson The Harlem Strut (BS 2026, P-151-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
5James P. Johnson Carolina Shout Jazz In The Charts Vol. 2 – Hot Lips Amazon
6Fats Waller Carolina Shout The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
7Willie The Lion Smith & His Cubs More Than That Harlem Jazz (The 30's) Amazon
8Willie "The Lion" Smith Morning Air A Piano Anthology Amazon
9Clarence Williams' Blue Five Feat. Eva Taylor Cake Walkin' Babies From Home The Complete Clarence Williams Sessions, Vol. 2 – 1923-1925 Amazon
10Fats Waller The Joint Is Jumpin' The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
11Fats Waller I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2: A Handful Of Keys, [Disc 2] Amazon
12Fats Waller I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
13Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards I'm Goin' Huntin' The Ultimate Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
14Fats Waller With Morris' Hot Babies Fats Waller Stomp The Compete Recorded Works Vol. 1, [Disc 2] Amazon
15Fats Waller & His Rhythm Mamacita 100 Ans De Jazz Amazon
16Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Thomas "Fats" Waller & Jeni Le Gon Living In A Great Big Way Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers [Disc 1] Amazon
17Fats Waller I Wish I Were Twins The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2: A Handful Of Keys, [Disc 4] Amazon
18Ethel Waters What Did I Do to Be So Black and Blue? Ethel Waters 1929 -1939 (feat. Duke Ellington & Benny Goodman) Amazon
19Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin' Music By Fats Waller Amazon
20Fats Waller I'm Going To Sit Down & Write Myself A Letter Music By Fats Waller Amazon
21Fats Waller (Take Me Back To) The Wide Open Places compliments of Amazon
22Fats Waller Your Feet's Too Big Fats Waller Greatest Hits Amazon
23Fats Waller & His Rhythm It's A Sin To Tell A Lie Fats Waller – The Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 – Rhythm and Romance 1934-1936 Amazon
24Fats Waller Honeysuckle Rose Nippers 30's-Vol.1 Amazon
25Nat King Cole Trio Honeysuckle Rose A Piano Anthology Amazon
26Fats Waller & His Rhythm Big Chief De Sota Fats Waller – The Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 – Rhythm and Romance 1934-1936 Amazon
27Fats Waller Let's Pretend There's A Moon The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2: A Handful Of Keys, [Disc 4] Amazon
28Fats Waller & His Rhythm You're The Picture Complete Recorded Works Vol.3 Amazon
29Fats Waller Sweet Savannah Sue The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2: A Handful Of Keys, [Disc 1] Amazon
30Fats Waller St. Louis Blues The Compete Recorded Works Vol. 1, [Disc 2] Amazon
31Fats Waller You're Not The Only Oyster I Saw The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2: A Handful Of Keys, [Disc 4] Amazon