Pure Religion

Pure Religion
Pure Religion

Gospel is the order of the day … inspirational American roots music to moderate the gloomy days of mid-Winter here in Sonoma County. Blues, rock, country, and the sanctified sounds of spirituality coming to you on another Wednesday evening on Deeper Roots. Our playlist will take you to Maxwell Street with Daddy Stovepipe,  the ‘heavenly shore’ with Blind Gussie Nesbit, into the deep country southern climes with Polk Miller and Mac Odell, and we’ll explore contemporary religious topics with Warren Zevon, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and Lucinda Williams. Tune in!

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fern Jones I Ain't Got Time The Glory Road Amazon
3Reverend Gary Davis Pure Religion Harlem Street Singer Amazon
4Blind Gussie Nesbit Pure Religion When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
5Rory Block Pure Religion I Belong To The Band: A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis Amazon
6Rev. Pearly Brown God Don't Never Change You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Amazon
7Lonnie Johnson Devil's Got The Blues Complete Recorded Works, Vol:1 Amazon
8The Louvin Brothers Sinner, You'd Better Get Ready Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old-Timey Gospel Music Amazon
9Iris DeMent I've Got That Old Time Religion (In My Heart) Lifeline Amazon
10Wade Mainer Streamlined Religion 1961 King Session Amazon
11Doug Macleod Dubb's Talking Religion Blues There's a Time Amazon
12Willie and Bobbie Nelson Old Time Religion Farther Along Amazon
13Pete Seeger Old Time Religion Singalong: Live At Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980 (1 of 2) Amazon
14Daddy Stovepipe (Johnny Watson) Old Time Religion Blues From Maxwell Street Amazon
15Polk Miller's Old South Quartette That "Old Time" Religion Music Of The Old South: Polk Miller & The Old South Quartette Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe I Claim Jesus First The Original Soul Sister: Singing in My Soul [Disc 3] Amazon
17The Blind Boys Of Alabama Good Religion Spirit Of The Century Amazon
18The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Devils Look Like Angels Between the Ditches Amazon
19Warren Zevon Dirty Little Religion Life'll Kill Ya Amazon
20Mac Odell One Day Religion Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
21T. Texas Tyler You've Got to Live Your Religion Every Day T. Texas Tyler Hymns Amazon
22Lucinda Williams You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Ramblin' Amazon
23Rev. Pearly Brown By And By (I'm Gonna See The King) You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Amazon
24The Staple Singers I Know I Got Religion Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
25Norridge Mayhams And The Blue Chips Give Me That Old Time Religion Norridge Mayhams and The Blue Chips Amazon
26Reverend Edward Clayborn Then We'll Need That True Religion …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
27The Weavers True Religion The Weavers Almanac Amazon
28Clara Ward & Ward Singers You Must Have Good Religion I Feel the Holy Spirit Amazon
29Maria Muldaur He Calls That Religion Garden Of Joy Amazon
30Reverend Gary Davis I Didn't Want to Join the Band Pure Religion and Bad Company Amazon
31Rev. Pearly Brown Ninety-Nine And A Half Won't Do You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Amazon
32Mississippi Fred McDowell I'm So Glad, Got Good Religion Good Morning Little School Girl Amazon
33Wilson Pickett Ninety-Nine & A Half (Won't Do) A Man & A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett [Disc 1] Amazon


Deeper Fifties Fear


Deeper Fifties Fear
Deeper Fifties Fear

There was (is?) a time when the background noise (and it was loud) revolved around the likelihood that humankind would annihilate itself any day. The Cold War brought out the worst of us. Fear of your neighbor…fear of ideology or alternative ideas were the centerpiece of the day. The fear was embodied in the likelihood of the ‘big one’ dropping; yet our schools, media, and government soft-peddled the reality. The entertainment industry had it’s own take, of course; because artistic license allowed exploration from every corner, even though it would often make light of what was then assumed to be an eventuality. We’ll hear country from Charlie Louvin and Elton Britt, left-wing folkies like Pete Seeger and Mark Spoelstra, and gospel from the Golden Gate Quartet and The Spirit of Memphis Quartet. It’s a combination of novelty, contemporary takes on old standards, and vintage sounds (both musical and otherwise) in our Deeper Roots episode that explores the American way called ‘duck and cover’. 

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fred Kirby When That Hell Bomb Falls Atomic Platters Amazon
3Ferlin Husky Let's Keep the Communists Out 1949-1950 (Warped 498F) Amazon
4Armed Forces How to spot a communist Public Service Amazon
5Jackie Doll and his Pickled Peppers When They Drop The Atomic Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
6Karl & Harty When The Atom Bomb Fell Atomic Platters Amazon
7Dr. Strangelove and the Fallouts Love That Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
8Charlie Louvin Great Atomic Power (w. Jeff Tweedy) Charlie Louvin Amazon
9Mark Spoelstra Civil Defense Sign Atomic Platters Amazon
10Elizabeth Cook And The Grascals The Great Atomic Power Song of America Amazon
11Elton Britt Uranium Fever Atomic Platters Amazon
12The Spirit Of Memphis Quartet Atomic Telephone The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
13The Blind Boys Of Alabama Atom Bomb Atom Bomb Amazon
14Golden Gate Quartet Atom and Evil 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
15The Five Stars Atom Bomb Baby Atomic Platters Amazon
16WBEN AM, Buffalo, NY CONELRAD Radio Alert "Real Thing" Atomic Platters Amazon
17Pete Seeger Study War No More (Peace): Talking Atom If I Had a Hammer-Songs of Hope & Struggle Amazon
18Sam Hinton Old Man Atom Atomic Platters Amazon
19Glenn Barber Atom Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
20Dude Martin's Round-Up Gang Atom Bomb Baby Atomic Platters Amazon
21Various WW2 Air Raid Siren Sound Effects Factory Amazon
22Oscar Aleman Tico Tico No Fuba Swing Guitar Masterpieces Amazon
23Connie Francis Civil Defense Spot: Be Prepared Today, For Survival Tomorrow Atomic Platters Amazon
24Fay Simmons You Hit Me Baby Like An Atomic Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
25Linda Hayes Atomic Baby Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
26Wanda Jackson Fujiyama Mama Atomic Platters Amazon
27Warren Smith Uranium Rock Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
28Bill Haley and his Comets Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town) Atomic Platters Amazon
29Groucho Marx Civil Defense Spot Atomic Platters Amazon
30Theme Peter Gunn Hit TV Themes Of The 50's Amazon
31Billy Chambers Fallout Shelter Atomic Platters Amazon
32The Ramones I Wanna Be Well Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) Amazon
33Beastie Boys Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Amazon
34Johnny Cash Civil Defense Spot: Help Ourselves Atomic Platters Amazon
35Pete Seeger The Willing Conscript Selections From The Best Of Broadside 1962-1988 Amazon
36Hank Williams No No Joe Like an Atom Bomb Amazon
37The Louvin Brothers The Great Atomic Power Close Harmony [Disc 1] Amazon
38Al Rogers and the Rocky Mountain Boys The Hydrogen Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
39The Sons Of The Pioneers Old Man Atom Country Legends Amazon
40Sonny Russell Fifty Megatons Atomic Platters Amazon

Late 40s Pop

Late Forties Pop
Late Forties Pop

A brand new show…fresh from the digital bins of Deeper Roots’ archives. We’ve got the songs and the stories once again this week as we take a cruise down the American whitebread pop river, exploring post-war pop. Our focus will be a very narrow window of time where the very best in silk and satin voices mixed freely with Hollywood novelty and nostalgic swing bands. Tune in for Kay Kyser, Dinah Shore, The Harmonicats, Frankie Laine, Vaughn Monroe, and a whole host of others this week on Deeper Roots as we explore a sound that missed the R&B and rock train and would be run over by it at the same time.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Doris Day Sentimental Journey Complete Doris Day With Les Brown [Disc 1] Amazon
3The Andrews Sisters Rum And Coca-Cola 20th Century Masters: Millenni Amazon
4Johnny Mercer And Pied Pipers With Paul Weston And His Orchestra On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 7 – Capitol Goes To The Movies – 1944-55 Amazon
5Dinah Shore Buttons And Bows The Dinah Shore Collection: Columbia and RCA Recordings 1942-1948 [Disc 2] Amazon
6Evelyn Knight A Little Bird Told Me Mairzy Doats-44 Wacky Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
7Harmonicats Peg O' My Heart The White Cliffs Of Dover [Disc 2] Amazon
8Swing & Sway & Sammy Kaye The Old Lamp-Lighter Your Hit Parade: 1946 Amazon
9Bing Crosby South America, Take It Away Their Complete Recordings Together [Disc 1] Amazon
10Blue Barron Cruising Down The River Your Hit Parade: 1949 Amazon
11Bing Crosby Don't Fence Me In Their Complete Recordings Together [Disc 1] Amazon
12The Ink Spots The Gypsy Greatest Hits Amazon
13Kay Kyser & His Orchestra Ole Buttermilk Sky Your Hit Parade: 1946 Amazon
14Frankie Carle And His Orchestra Rumors Are Flying Your Hit Parade: 1946 Amazon
15Betty Hutton Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief It's Been A Long, Long Time – Music Of The War Years Vol 3 Amazon
16Count Basie Open The Door Richard Nipper's Greatest Hits – The 40's Vol 2 Amazon
17Harry James (Featuring Kitty Kallen) It's Been A Long, Long Time the Best of Big Band – volume 4 Amazon
18Perry Como Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep) The Very Best of Perry Como Amazon
19Margaret Whiting A Tree In The Meadow Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Amazon
20Nat King Cole Nature Boy Nat King Cole [Disc 1] Amazon
21Johnny Mercer Personality Your Hit Parade: 1946 Amazon
22Gene Krupa And His Orchestra With Anita O'Day Chickery Chick Young Anita -3- Boogie Blues Amazon
23Art Mooney I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover Mairzy Doats-44 Wacky Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
24Vaughn Monroe Riders In the Sky Classic Years of Vaughn Monroe, Vol. 1 Amazon
25Tex Williams Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette) Country & Western Hit Parade 1947 Amazon
26Frankie Laine Mule Train Your Hit Parade: 1949 Amazon
27Frankie Laine That Lucky Old Sun The Great American Crooners [Disc 3] Amazon
28The Ink Spots To Each His Own Greatest Hits Amazon
29Francis Craig Near You Cigar Classics 1: The Standards Amazon
30Frank Sinatra Five Minutes More The Great American Crooners [Disc 4] Amazon
31Bing Crosby It's Been a Long Long Time Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Plus (1936-47) [Disc 1] Amazon
32Vaughn Monroe Ballerina Nipper's Greatest Hits – The 40's Vol 2 Amazon
33Kay Kyser On a Slow Boat to China Your Hit Parade – 1948 Amazon