Who We Lost in 2016

Who We Lost 2016
Who We Lost 2016

To say that the year 2016 was a bummer year is an understatement. While entertainment would take a backseat to the social and political conflagrations of the year, it was a very tough year for music lovers, nonetheless. Deeper Roots will be sharing tracks from some of the great, both known and unknown, who left us. We’ll hear from both Prince as well as Dan Hicks; Natalie Cole and Lonnie Mack; Juan Gabriel and Paul Kantner. It does not end there and we’ll barely be able to cover them all. Tune into our last show of the year and help us remember what these performers brought us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ralph Stanley O Death O Brother, Where Art Thou? Amazon
3Leonard Cohen Hallelujah Various Positions Amazon
4Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
5Debbie Reynolds Tammy Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
6Pete Fountain A Closer Walk Best of Pete Fountain Amazon
7Toots Thielemans Bluesette 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
8Mose Allison Baby, Please Don't Go Allison Wonderland Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
9Billy Paul Me And Mrs. Jones Body & Soul Love Senerade [Disc 2] Amazon
10Earth, Wind & Fire Shining Star The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Natalie Cole Song for You Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Amazon
12Leon Russell Tight Rope Carney Amazon
13Glenn Yarbrough Baby The Rain Must Fall Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 60's, Vol. 1 Amazon
14Dan Hicks How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away [Album Version] The Most Of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
15Oscar Brand Talking Atom Pie In The Sky Amazon
16Sonny James Young Love Young Love Amazon
17Al Caiola & His Orchestra Bonanza TV Land presents Favorite TV Theme Songs Amazon
18Jean Shepard A Dear John Letter Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 – Heroes Of Country Music – Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast Amazon
19Guy Clark Blowin' Like a Bandit Craftsman Disc 2 Amazon
20Merle Haggard Workin' Man Blues For the Record: 43 Legendary Hits (1 of 2) Amazon
21Lonnie Mack Memphis Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2 Amazon
22Scotty Moore & Elvis Presley How Do You Think I Feel The Sun Country Box CD2 Boogie Blues Amazon
23Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings New Shoes Soul Time! Amazon
24Buckwheat Zydeco Ya Ya Buckwheat's Zydeco Party Amazon
25Prince & the Revolution I Would Die 4 U The Very Best of Prince Amazon
26Paul Kanter & Jefferson Starship Have You Seen The Stars Tonite Blows Against The Empire Amazon
27Thunderclap Newman Something in the Air Hollywood Dream Amazon
28George Michael Faith Faith Amazon
29Jim Lowe Green Door The London American Story Disc 1 Amazon
30Eagles Take It Easy The Very Best of the Eagles [2003] Disc 1 Amazon
31Bobby Vee With The Crickets Someday The Liberty Records Story (Pt. 1) Amazon
32Juan Gabriel Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Gracias al Sol) Quiero Creedence Amazon
33Cassius Clay Stand by Me Golden Throats, Vol. 2: More Celebrity Rock Oddities Amazon
34Sugarloaf Green-Eyed Lady AM Gold – 1970 Amazon
35Holly Dunn Are You Ever Gonna Love Me Billboard's #1 Country Hits of the 80's Amazon
36David Bowie Changes Rock Steady 1971: Celebrating Starbucks 35th Anniversary Amazon

Deeper Roots Yuletide 2016

Deeper Roots Yuletide
Deeper Roots Yuletide

Deeper Roots celebrates the Holidays! Dave Stroud digs deeper yet into those dusty digital bins to find contemporary and vintage music of the holidays. In addition to some selections from the Document Records “Blues Blues Christmas” releases, we’ll surface some newer sounds including Americana nuggets from David Myles, Kacey Musgraves,  and Raul Malo. To fill out the vintage, you’ll be entertained by Kay Starr, Elvis, Asleep At The Wheel, and the Prairie Ramblers.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks Santa Gotta Choo Choo Crazy for Christmas Amazon
3Kay Starr (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With the Bag The Most Wonderful songs of the year sung by the best – holiday 2002 Amazon
4Kacey Musgraves Ribbons And Bows A Very Kacey Christmas Amazon
5Leon Redbone That Old Christmas Moon Christmas Island Amazon
6Ella Fitzgerald Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney 1950 Amazon
7Kacey Musgraves Feliz Navidad A Very Kacey Christmas Amazon
8Cajun Gold Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Alligator Stomp 4: Cajun Christmas Amazon
9Louis Armstrong 'Zat You, Santa Claus? Verve Remixed Christmas Amazon
10Prarie Ramblers Cowboy Santa Claus Blues Blues Christmas Vol 4 – Disc 2 Amazon
11David Myles Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo It's Christmas Amazon
12The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Christmas Dinner The Christmas Album Amazon
13Asleep at the Wheel Here Comes Santa Claus Merry Texas Christmas, Y'All Amazon
14Elvis Presley Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) Christmas Album Amazon
15Elvis Presley Santa Bring My Baby (Back to Me) Christmas Album Amazon
16Raul Malo Marshmallow World Marshmallow World and Other Holiday Favorites Amazon
17Nat King Cole All I Want For Christmas Chronological Classics: Nat King Cole 1949 Amazon
18Nick Lowe Christmas Can't Be Far Away Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family Amazon
19The Living Sisters Christmas in California Harmony Is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday Amazon
20Frank Sinatra Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Christmas Songs By Sinatra Amazon
21The Boxmasters My Dreams of Christmas Christmas Cheer Amazon
22Duke Robillard Santa Claus Blues The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard Amazon
23Si Cranstoun A Christmas Twist Old School Amazon
24Darlene Love White Christmas A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector Amazon
25The Crystals Santa Claus Is Coming to Town A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector Amazon
26Charles Brown Merry Christmas, Baby ABC Of The Blues Vol 3 Amazon
27Carla Thomas Gee Whiz, It's Christmas The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (3 of 9) Amazon
28Otis Redding Merry Christmas, Baby Blue, Blues Christmas Amazon
29James Brown Sweet Little Baby Boy (Part 1) Santa's Got a Brand New Bag Amazon
30John Prine Christmas in Prison Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
31Cyndi Lauper Hard Candy Christmas (Featuring Alison Krauss) Detour Amazon
32The Marquees Santa Done Got Hip Blues, Blues Christmas: Volume 4 – 1925-1962 (Disc 1) Amazon
33Tammy Lynn & Myles High Run Rudolf Run Myles High Christmas Amazon
34Count Basie Good Morning Blues (I Want To See Santa Claus) Blue, Blues Christmas Amazon
35Nick Lowe Christmas At The Airport Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family Amazon
36Jimmy Martin Old Fashioned Christmas Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
37NRBQ Christmas Wish Peek-A-Boo: The Best Of NRBQ, 1969-1989 [Disc 1] Amazon

Evil Blues

Evil Blues
Evil Blues

It’s the story of evil told in the voice of the blues. All things evil are explored in the voices of gospel, country blues, urban blues, and the folk blues. Evil ways, bad blood, fear, and the depths to which the evil in man’s heart can go are the themes tonight in a show that features the likes of Otis Spann, Elmore James, Henry Truvillion, The Golden Gate Quartet, and many others. All of this coming to you on a cold December evening in Sonoma County.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Howlin' Wolf Evil Blues From Hell Amazon
3The Golden Gate Quartet Atom And Evil (1946) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 5, 1939-1949) Amazon
4The Golden Gate Quartet (Willie Johnson, baritone/William Langford, tenor/Henry Owens, tenor/Arlandus Wilson, Bass) (Aka "Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet") The Devil With The Devil Vol. 3, 1939 (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 3, 1939) Amazon
5Chris Smither The Devil's Real A Little On The Cd Side Volume 11 Amazon
6Noah Lewis Devil In The Wood Pile When The Sun Goes Down: Walk Right In – The Secret Story Of Rock & Roll Amazon
7Don Byas's Swig Seven, Albinia Jones Evil Gal Blues Savoy Blues 1944-1994 [Disc 1] Amazon
8Dinah Washington Evil Gal Blues Gold Amazon
9T-Bone Walker Evil Hearted Woman (Alt. Take) The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 1] Amazon
10Champion Jack Dupree Evil Woman Blues from the Gutter Amazon
11Doctor Gaddy Evil Man Blues Shoutin' Out The Blues (R&B CD 2005-2) Amazon
12Otis Spann Evil Ways Essential Blues Hits Disc 2 Amazon
13Washboard Sam Evil Blues Vol. 6 1941 – 1942 Amazon
14Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe Evil Devil Woman Blues Vol 4 (1933-34) Amazon
15Moreland & Arbuckle Mean And Evil Promised Land Or Bust Amazon
16B.B. King Mean And Evil There Is Always One More Time Amazon
17Elmore James Mean And Evil Let's Cut It: The Very Best Of Elmore James Amazon
18Lightnin' Hopkins Mean and Evil Blues Texas Guitar Killers Disc 1 Amazon
19Blind Boy Fuller Worried and Evil Man Blues Blind Boy Fuller Vol. 3 1937 Amazon
20Reverend Gary Davis Cross And Evil Woman Blues Southern Country Blues: Down In Boogie Alley [Disc 2] Amazon
21Lowell Fulson Don't Be So Evil Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
22Gatemouth Moore Evil Gal's Jockey Hey Mr. Gatemouth – Complete King Recordings Amazon
23Albert King I Get Evil More Big Blues Amazon
24Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Bad Blood Sportin' the Blues Disc 2 Amazon
25Ramona Hicks Evil and Blue Swingin' the Blues: 1931-1939 Amazon
26Ollie Shepard King Of All Evil Vol. 2-1939-41 Amazon
27Walter Brown What Evil Have I Done? Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
28Alice Moore Black And Evil Blues Black Swan Sampler Amazon
29Koko Taylor Evil The Best of Koko Taylor Amazon
30Ella Fitzgerald Necessary Evil The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald – 1951 Amazon
31Eartha Kitt/Henri René & His Orchestra I Want to Be Evil Purr-Fect: Greatest Hits Amazon
32Aretha Franklin Evil Gal Blues Aretha Sings The Blues Amazon

Go West!

Go West!
Go West!

The westward movement is celebrated once more as Deeper Roots spends two hours digging through those dusty digital bins to find the more popular and, in some cases, more obscure pieces about the one of the great migrations. In addition to the 19th century land-grab where the call was “Westward Ho!”, we’ll hear songs about the not-so-celebratory movement following the 20th century Dust Bowl migration. Tune in for blues from Lowell Fulson, Barbecue Bob, and Albert King; country from Merle Haggard, Asleep at the Wheel, and John Hartford; tradition and folk from Woody Guthrie, Darryl Holter, and Jay Farrar; and jazz/pop from Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, and Sol Hoopii. All on community radio for Sonoma County.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Geraint Watkins Go West Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
3Bing Crosby Go West, Young Man! [Single Version] Their Complete Recordings Together [Disc 1] Amazon
4Nat King Cole (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 Chronological Classics: Nat King Cole 1946 Amazon
5Asleep at the Wheel Route 66 The Best of Asleep at the Wheel Amazon
6Sol Hoopii An Orange Grove in California Master of the Hawaiian Guitar, Vol. 2 Amazon
7Sons of the Pioneers When It's Autumn in the Hills of California Songs of the Prairie – CD5 Amazon
8Sons of the Pioneers Let4s Go West Again (1950) Wagons West (CD3) Amazon
9Darryl Holter California Stars Radio Songs Amazon
10Hazel Dickens California Cottonfields It's Hard to Tell the Singer From the Song Amazon
11Webb Pierce California Blues Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour: The Best Of The Second Series Amazon
12Jimmy Jackson's Rock 'n Skiffle California Zephyr Foot Tappin' And Dance At The Screamin' Festival Vol.4 Amazon
13Jimmy Lafave Dust Bowl Okies The Night Tribe Amazon
14Peter Rowan Dust Bowl Children Dust Bowl Children Amazon
15Woody Guthrie Talking Dust Bowl Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection Amazon
16Buck Owens Streets of Bakersfield The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) – Disc 3 Amazon
17Emmylou Harris Kern River All I Intended To Be Amazon
18Merle Haggard Kern River Blues Kern River Blues – Single Amazon
19John Hiatt Adios To California Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns Amazon
20Lowell Fulson Highway 99 Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
21Jesse Thomas Gonna Move To California Complete Recorded Works 1948-1958 Amazon
22Barbecue Bob California Blues ABC Of The Blues Vol 2 Amazon
23Albert King Travelin' to California More Big Blues Amazon
24Doc & Merle Watson California Blues Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues Amazon
25Lefty Frizzell Blue Yodel #4 (California Blues) Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Sat. Night) Amazon
26John Hartford California Earthquake Troubadours: Folk And The Roots Of American Music 4: 11 The South Amazon
27Joni Mitchell California Blue Amazon
28John Stewart California Bloodlines Gold [Disc 1] Amazon
29Steve Forbert When I Get To California (Americana Version) Compromised Amazon
30Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard California Zephyr One Fast Move or I'm Gone Amazon
31Chuck Berry Route 66 Cars Amazon

Free Form – November 2016

Free Form November 2016
Free Form November 2016

While the show this week is free form (something we like to do every few weeks), we’ll be leaning on a number of ‘connections’ including a couple of sets that feature tracks from the 1950 classic country album “Beyond The Sunset” which was released by Luke The Drifter aka Hank Williams, Sr. We’ll hear interpretations and originals that keep the focus on the country gospel solemnities that made this album one of country’s most interesting albums of the time.  We’ll also be rocking with The Prisonaires, Aretha Franklin; riding down the canyon with Gene Autry and Jonathan Edwards; and connecting with boot kicking pieces from Robert Gordon and Elvis. An interesting and fun two hours is in store for you on West County community radio. Join Dave Stroud for selections from the last 100 years.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Randy Newman Big Hat, No Cattle Bad Love Amazon
3Hank Williams Beyond The Sunset (Single Version) Beyond The Sunset Amazon
4Kevin Russell Ramblin Man Trouble In Mind Amazon
5Bill Haley Too Many Parties, Too Many Pals Rock 'N' Roll Arrives CD1 Amazon
6Hank Williams Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals Beyond The Sunset Amazon
7John Prine Just Waitin' For Better, Or Worse Amazon
8Hank Williams Please Make Up Your Mind Beyond The Sunset Amazon
9Hank Williams Just Waitin' Beyond The Sunset Amazon
10Johnny Cash I Dreamed About Mama Last Night Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Amazon
11Hank Williams Everything's Okay Beyond The Sunset Amazon
12Marty Stuart Pictures from Life's Other Side (w/ Hank III) Nashville Vol. 1: Tear The Woodpile Down Amazon
13The Staple Singers Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw Freedom Highway Amazon
14Cliff Edwards A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody The Collection Amazon
15Ween Pretty Girl 12 Golden Country Greats Amazon
16Robert Gordon These Boots Are Made for Walking Satisfied Mind Amazon
17Elvis Presley Big Boots G.I. Blues Amazon
18Rosie Flores Rock-A-Bye Boogie Speed of Sound Amazon
19Aretha Franklin Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody The Electrifying Aretha Franklin Amazon
20The Prisonaires Rockin' Horse The Prisonaires – Just Walkin' In The Rain Amazon
21Guy Clark She Loves To Ride Horses The Dark Amazon
22Old Crow Medicine Show Don't Ride That Horse Big Iron World Amazon
23John Hiatt Slow Turning Slow Turning Amazon
24Lew Childre Riding The Elevated Train Train 45: Railroad Songs Of The Early 1900s Amazon
25Gene Autry Ridin' Down The Canyon Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
26Ian Tyson Ridin' Down the Canyon Boots Too Big to Fill: Tribute to Gene Autry Amazon
27Ian Tyson Cottonwood Canyon Carnero Vaquero Amazon
28Jonathan Edwards Girl From the Canyon Tomorrow's Child Amazon
29Gene Autry The Call Of The Canyon The Essential Gene Autry 1933-1946 Amazon
30Eddy Arnold Cattle Call Last Of The Love Song Singers: Then And Now [Disc 1] Amazon
31Buddy Miller Cattle Call The Majestic Silver Strings Disc 1 Amazon
32Gene Autry I Tipped My Hat And Slowly Rode Away Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 2] Amazon
33Bruce Springsteen Galveston Bay …Next Stop Is Vietnam – The War On Record, 1961-2008 Amazon