Clouds & Silver Linings

Clouds & Silver Linings
Clouds & Silver Linings

The past few months have been brutal for democracy. There is no silver lining in sight but this week’s music will nonetheless feature some songs of hope: our theme is one of clouds and silver linings. It’s meant to give a two hour break (if that’s at all possible) to the malevolent stewing cauldron that is brewing in the most sacred halls of our democracy. We’ll discard with the political music this week and simply ride a topical wave featuring a blend of jazz, country, gospel, rock, and pop. Tune in for music from Van Morrison, The Sons of the Pioneers, George Gershwin, Dave Van Ronk, and Pops Staples…to name but a few…this week on Sonoma County community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jimmy Martin Pray The Clouds Away Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
3Bill Cox The Clouds Gwine Roll Away 78s Amazon
4Doc & Merle Watson The Clouds Are Gwine to Roll Away On Stage Amazon
5Hylo Brown Clouds Gonna Roll Away Legends & Tall Tales Amazon
6Delmore Brothers God Put a Rainbow in the Clouds Hillbilly Boogie Best Amazon
7Dave Van Ronk Clouds (From Both Sides Now) A Chrestomathy [Disc 1] Amazon
8George Gershwin Kickin' The Clouds Away The Platinum Collection Amazon
9Annette Hanshaw There Must Be a Silver Lining The Personality Girl, Vol. 3, 1926-1928 Amazon
10Jim Hall Look for the Silver Lining Complete Jazz Guitar Amazon
11Dave Brubeck Look For The Silver Lining Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective Amazon
12Marion Harris Look For The Silver Lining 50 #1 Hits Of The '20s & '30s Amazon
13Django Reinhardt Clouds The Classic Early Recordings In Chronological Order [Disc 1] Amazon
14Django Reinhardt Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away) 1944-1946 Amazon
15Maurice Chevalier Sweeping the Clouds Away Maurice Chevalier: The Greatest Hits Amazon
16Johnny Hamp And His Kentucky Serenaders Up In The Clouds Johnny Hamp at Archive Amazon
17The Louvin Brothers You'll Meet Him In The Clouds Close Harmony [Disc 6] Amazon
18Alison Krauss Cloudy Days Every Time You Say Goodbye Amazon
19Sons of the Pioneers Cottage in the Clouds 1941 vol 1 (Warped 4108) Amazon
20Johnny Ray The Little White Cloud That Cried Magic Moments Amazon
21Red Norvo Trio, George Shearing Quintet Midnight on Cloud 69 Midnight on Cloud 69 Amazon
22The Blind Boys Of Alabama God Put A Rainbow In The Cloud I'll Find A Way Amazon
23Pops Staples Hope in a Hopeless World Father Father Amazon
24Moonalice Silver Lining Dave's Way Vol 4 Amazon
25First Aid Kit My Silver Lining Stay Gold Amazon
26Simon & Garfunkel Cloudy Old Friends Disc 2 Amazon
27Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick Flying Cloud Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray Amazon
28Hank Snow The Boogie Woogie Flying Cloud Southern Cannonball Amazon
29Bonnie Raitt Silver Lining [Radio Edit Version] The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003 [US] Amazon
30Rilo Kiley Silver Lining The Craft of Music, Vol. 2 Amazon
31Bunch Of Kids/Eddie Hodges/Frank Sinatra High Hopes Sinatra 80th: All the Best Disc 2 Amazon

Rockabilly Road

Rockabilly Road
Rockabilly Road

It’s time once again to visit the wild side of rock n’ roll…unrestrained and unforgiving…and often out of tune. But that didn’t matter since it was the emotion and the sweat that filled the production gaps. A progenitor of punk, rockabilly music got its roots from hillbilly, country swing, and R&B. And it certainly owes a lot to Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Our show this week will cover the known and the unknown. We’ll hear tracks from the Sun stable but we’ll also dig into the digital dust bins of the Imperial, Capitol, and Decca labels for vintage examples and a few rockabilly modernists will be on hand. So get your cat clothes on and get ready for a raucous evening in West County on community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Burnette Eager Beaver Baby The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD1 Amazon
3Doc Watson Shake, Rattle And Roll Docabilly Amazon
4Mac Wiseman The Fool Teenage Hangout Amazon
5Rock*A*Teens Doggone It Baby (Alt) 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
6Robert Gordon and Link Wray Lonesome Train (On a Lonesome Track) Too Fast to live… Too Young to Die Amazon
7Wanda Jackson There's A Party Goin' On Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
8Wanda Jackson The Graveyard Shift Unfinished Business Amazon
9Merle Kilgore Everybody Needs A Little Lovin Essential Rockabilly The Imperial Story Amazon
10Bill Allen Please Give Me Something Essential Rockabilly The Imperial Story Amazon
11Warren Smith Got Love If You Want It The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
12Warren Smith Rock and Roll Ruby Rockabilly Legend Amazon
13Billy Lee Riley Baby Please Don't Go The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
14Carl Perkins Glad All Over Original Sun Greatest Hits Amazon
15Malcom Yelvington Rockin' with my Baby SUN Rockabilly Meltdown [[Disc 3]] Amazon
16Johnny Burnette Oh Baby Babe The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD1 Amazon
17Jerry Lee Lewis Real Wild Child (Wild One) The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
18Eddie Bond Rockin' Daddy Classic Rockabilly Amazon
19Ronnie Dawson Rockin' Bones Rockin' Bones: The Legendary Masters [Disc 2] Amazon
20Charlie Feathers One Hand Loose CD2 Amazon
21Charlie Feathers Bottle to the Baby Rockabilly Kings Amazon
22The Collins Kids Rock Boppin' Baby 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
23Larry Collins/Lorrie Collins Mercy Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
24Ryan Cain And The Ables Kill Devil Hillbilly Cupid And The Devil Amazon
25Ryan Cain And The Ables Cupid And The Devil Cupid And The Devil Amazon
26Bill Kirchen Rockabilly Funeral Tombstone Every Mile Amazon
27Carl Perkins All Mama's Children (with John Fogerty) Go Cat Go Amazon
28Carl Perkins Rockabilly Music (with Paul Simon) Go Cat Go Amazon
29Carl Perkins Go Cat Go Go Cat Go Amazon
30Wanda Jackson Mean Mean Man Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
31Sleepy Labeef Shot-Gun Boogie (Overdub) Sleepy Rocks Amazon
32Dean Beard Rock Around the Town The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
33Jimmy Wages Mad Man The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
34Memphis Rockabilly Band Pleated Pants Blind Pig Records 25th Anniversary Collection CD1 Amazon
35Charlie Feathers Corrina Good Rockin' Tonight Amazon
36Freddie Hart Snatch It And Grab It 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
37Hal Willis Bop-A-Dee Bop-A-Doo 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon

Free Form – January 2017

Free Form - January 2017
Free Form – January 2017

Dreams that flow fromĀ a nine-volt heart. Drop on by for a stream of sounds from the past century, illuminated by a one-way flow of connections between songs representing the best in blues (Howlin’ Wolf), gospel (Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Sister O.M. Terrell), jazz (Nina Simone and Louis Armstrong), country (Guy Clark and The Louvins), contemporary Americana (The Devil Makes Three and Jefferson Ross), and so much more. Songs about trouble, bad roads and bad moons, little birds, coffee, and hidden charms…all for you on Sonoma County community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Alvin Nine-Volt Heart Ashgrove Amazon
3Guy Clark Boats To Build Boats To Build Amazon
4Townes Van Zandt Pancho and Lefty Legend: The Very Best Of Townes Van Zandt Amazon
5Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Railroad Bill Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
6The Devil Makes Three Forty Days I'm a Stranger Here Amazon
7Duane Eddy Forty Miles Of Bad Road Dance With The Guitar Man Amazon
8Danny Overbea Forty Cups Of Coffee Plug It In! Turn It Up! – Teil 1: Die Anfdnge 1939 – 1954 Amazon
9Howlin' Wolf Killing Floor Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
10Nappy Brown Hidden Charms Tore Up Amazon
11The Blasters Trouble Bound The Blasters Collection Amazon
12Ashley Monical Trouble Facing The Shadow Amazon
13Jefferson Ross Trouble Is Dogwood Cats Amazon
14Ry Cooder Trouble, You Can't Fool Me Bop Till You Drop (Remaster 2013) Amazon
15Ry Cooder The Pearls/Tia Juana Jazz (Remaster 2013) Amazon
16Dr. John Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen Ske-Dat-De-Dat&The Spirit Of Satch Amazon
17Nina Simone Strange Fruit Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
18Louis Armstrong Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child Louis And The Good Book Amazon
19The Roadoilers Jonah and the Whale The Roadoilers Amazon
20Sister Rosetta Tharpe Jonah Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
21Tommy Magness Jesus Will Save Your Soul Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
22Bob Dylan Gospel Plow Bob Dylan Amazon
23The Louvin Brothers The Gospel Way Close Harmony [Disc 1] Amazon
24Sister O. M. Terrell God's Little Birds Country Gospel 1946-1953 Amazon
25Red Foley With The Sunshine Boys Peace In the Valley Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
26Johnny Cash Peace In The Valley Gospel Glory Amazon
27John Fogerty Bad Moon Rising The Long Road Home: Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Amazon
28Fats Domino (All of My Life) For You This Is Gold Disc 2 Amazon
29Clyde McPhatter Lover's Question The Atlantic Story [UK] Amazon
30Clyde McPhatter Lover Please Hard to Find 45's on CD, Vol. 2: 1961-64 Amazon
31Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher Red, White & Rock Disc 3 Amazon
32Shakey Jake & The Willie Dixon Band Roll Your Moneymaker Willie Dixon and Friends, Vol. 7 Amazon