More Country Blues

We get serious about the deeper roots … going much deeper this evening, working mostly in pairs, exploring the blues from the Delta and beyond. Acoustic blues, played on the front porch with the evening sun finally set beyond the hill. Blues from the cabin if you will. We’ll hear acoustic sounds from Big Joe Williams, Son House, Honeyboy Edwards, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and many others including a small sampling of some contemporary performers. Sonoma County Community radio’s musical archives are brimming.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Son House Clarksdale Moan The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of [Disc 2] Amazon
3Mississippi John Hurt Praying On The Old Camp Ground Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 OKeh Recordings Amazon
4Mississippi John Hurt Spike Driver Blues Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 OKeh Recordings Amazon
5Chris Smither Frankie & Albert Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
6Big Joe Williams Whistling Pines Bluesville Amazon
7Big Joe Williams She Left Me A Mule To Ride Shake Your Boogie Amazon
8Julius Daniels Can't Put A Bridle On That Mule This Morning When The Sun Goes Down: Walk Right In – The Secret Story Of Rock & Roll Amazon
9Snooks Eaglin Bottle Up And Go Country Boy Down In New Orleans Amazon
10Snooks Eaglin Possum Up A 'Simmon Tree Country Boy Down In New Orleans Amazon
11Big Bill Broonzy Plough-Hand Blues Trouble In Mind Amazon
12Big Bill Broonzy Trouble In Mind Trouble In Mind Amazon
13Ry Cooder Boomer's Story Boomer's Story (Remaster 2013) Amazon
14Mississippi Fred McDowell Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Good Morning Little School Girl Amazon
15Mississippi Fred McDowell This Little Light of Mine Legends of the Blues Amazon
16Brownie McGhee/Sonny Terry Dark Road Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways, Vol. 2 Amazon
17John Jackson John Henry Classic American Ballads From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
18David "Honeyboy" Edwards Lay My Burden Down White Windows Amazon
19Little Sammy Davis Hey Little Girl This Is The Blues Harmonica Amazon
20Muddy Waters My Home Is In The Delta Folk Singer Amazon
21Muddy Waters Country Boy Folk Singer Amazon
22Furry Lewis Big Chief Blues The Best There Ever Was: The Legendary Early Blues Performers Amazon
23The Reverend Gary Davis Samson & Delilah (If I Had My Way) At Newport Amazon
24Son House Am I Right Or Wrong Complete Library of Congress Sessions, The Amazon
25Mance Lipscomb Sugar Babe Texas Songster Amazon
26Maria Muldaur Soul Of A Man Richland Woman Blues Amazon
27Big Bill Broonzy House Rent Stomp Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order vol. 1 Amazon
28Gabriel Brown and His Guitar Going My Way …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
29John Jackson Louis Collins Classic African-American Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways) Amazon
30Big Joe Williams Down In The Bottoms Blues on Highway 49 Amazon
31Josh White Strange Fruit (73475) Josh White – The Remaining Titles (1941-1947) Amazon

Rhythm & Blues & Soul

….’Cause it’s gotta have soul, rhythm, and blues to make the cut this week. That’s the answer to the question. We’ll look to a couple of iconic comedians from the late 70s to inspire us with a collection of sounds lifted from their albums…and their movies. Why not? Jake and Elwood teamed up with Stax legends Steve Cropper, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, and Duck Dunn to deliver punch after punch and we’re going to sample the best of it. We’ve got Willie Mabon, King Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Big Joe, The Robins, The Soul Survivors, and (of course) Aretha…all for you in a two hour rhythm & blues & soul extravaganza this week on Deeper Roots.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Aretha Franklin Think 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
3Aretha Franklin Respect The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
4James Brown Mother Popcorn, Pt. 1 Gold Disc 1 Amazon
5Taj Mahal Mr. Pitiful Seqor Blues Amazon
6Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
7King Floyd Groove Me In Yo' Face!: The History Of Funk, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
9Sam & Dave Soul Man The Best Soul Album In The World… Ever! Amazon
10Otis Redding I Can't Turn You Loose Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
11Big Mama Thornton Let Your Tears Fall Baby Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings Amazon
12Floyd Dixon Hey Bartender Marshall Texas Is My Home Amazon
13Willie Mabon I Don't Know Atlantic Blues: Piano Amazon
14Linda Hayes Yes I Know Atomic Baby Amazon
15The Soul Survivors Expressway to Your Heart Striptease Amazon
16Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
17The Contours Do You Love Me The Very Best of The Contours Amazon
18James & Bobby Purify Shake A Tail Feather The Best Of Amazon
19Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels Devil with the Blue Dress On /Good Golly Miss Molly Detroit Breakout! 1 Amazon
20The Playboys Good Golly Miss Molly Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 1] – Jumpin' & Bluesy Amazon
21Big Joe Turner Flip Flop and Fly Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
22The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin' Notting Hill Amazon
23The Robins Riot in Cell Block #9 50 Coastin' Classics [Disc 1] Amazon
24Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock Elvis' Golden Records (Volume 1) Amazon
25The Chips Rubber Biscuit The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
26Wilson Pickett 634-5789 The Very Best of Wilson Pickett Amazon
27Johnnie Taylor Cheaper To Keep Her Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
28Bobby "Blue" Bland Turn On Your Love Light Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
29Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band Messin' With The Kid Blues Masters, Vol. 4: Harmonica Classics Amazon
30The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Born in Chicago An Anthology: The Elektra Years Disc 1 Amazon
31The Blues Brothers (I Got Everything I Need) Almost The Definitive Collection Amazon
32Big Mama Thornton They Call Me Big Mama Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings Amazon
33Margie Anderson Yes I Know Stompin' 25 Amazon
34Jackie Wilson Baby Workout Something's Got A Hold On Me Amazon
35Etta James Tell Mama Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
36The Blues Brothers Soul Man The Definitive Collection Amazon

Beer Thirty

One of the more popular topics that follows the Americana and roots landscape (aside from love, death, and the gospel) is the topic of ice cold beer. Beer in the morning, beer in the evening, beer at suppertime. And our show this week is a sampler of 30 plus tracks of (mostly) country, rockabilly, rock, some blues, and we’ll be including some vintage television commercials that celebrate the suds. So kick back with a cold one and tune that dial to Deeper Roots on KWTF with your host Dave Stroud this Friday evening at 9 Pacific as he steps up to the bar and shares a wild assortment of songs about a cold brew or two…and we’re not talkin’ boojie coffee.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Amos Milburn One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
3Smiley Maxedon Give Me A Red Hot Mama And An Ice Cold Beer [Album Version] Hillibilly Boogie! Amazon
4Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Bubbles In My Beer Take Me Back to Tulsa 4 – The End Of The Line Amazon
5Willie Nelson Bubbles In My Beer One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
6Andy Reynolds Beer Bottle Mama Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 9] Amazon
7Garth Brooks/George Jones Beer Run God's Country: George Jones and Friends Disc 1 Amazon
8George Jones Beer, Bait And Ammo All Gone Fishin' Amazon
9Derailers Cold Beer, Hot Women & Cool Country Music Soldiers of Love Amazon
10Dale Watson Honkiest Tonkiest Beer Joint The Best of the HighTone Years Amazon
11Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers Drink the Beer Barrel Dry Swing With Bill Boyd's Cowboy Rambers Amazon
12Various If You've Got The Time Miller Beer BigKevNastyCD Amazon
13Tom T. Hall I Like Beer The Definitive Collection: Tom T. Hall Amazon
14Bob Woodruff Hard Liquor, Cold Women, Warm Beer Dreams & Saturday Nights Amazon
15Asylum Street Spankers Beer Spanker Madness Amazon
16Johnny Russell Red Necks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer 20 Hits Amazon
17Whitney Rose There's A Tear In My Beer Heartbreaker of the Year Amazon
18Stray Cats Lookin' Better Every Beer Runaway Boys: A Retrospective '81-'92 Amazon
19John Lee Hooker One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer His Best Chess Sides (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) Amazon
20Warner Williams With Jay Summerour Hey Bartender, There's A Big Bug In My Beer Blues Highway Amazon
21Various Bob Uecker Lite Beer Commercial BigKevNastyCD Amazon
22Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim Beer Drinking Woman Classic Blues From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
23Floyd Dixon Hey Bartender Marshall Texas Is My Home Amazon
24Bessie Smith Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer [Album Version] The Essential Bessie Smith Amazon
25Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon Gimme A Pig's Foot And A Bottle Of Beer Barbecue Any Old Time – Blues From The Pit 1927-1942 Amazon
26Luke Wills' Rhythm Busters Shut Up And Drink Your Beer Western Swing  40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 2] Amazon
27Various Artists Falstaff Beer 1960s Psychedelic Radio Commercials Amazon
28Tommy Duncan Who Drank My Beer (While I Was In The Rear)? Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Amazon
29Johnny Bond Bartender's Blues Put Me To Bed Amazon
30Merrill Moore Bartender's Blues Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 1] Amazon
31The Texas Tornados In Heaven There Is No Beer !Esta Bueno! Amazon
32Washboard Hank Beer Cans Down The Trans Can Human Beans Amazon
33Reverend Horton Heat Beer Holder Laughin & Cryin Amazon
34Eddie Noack Beer Drinkin' Blues Psycho Amazon
35James Mask Beer Drinking Blues Foot Tappin' And Dance At The Screamin' Festival Vol.4 Amazon

Cool Down R&B

Cool Down R&B
Cool Down R&B

Mellow R&B from a broad spectrum of performers who made a mark in the decade or so that preceded rock ‘n roll’s infancy. Indeed, they participated in the birth of the form with a sound that included the vocal quartet, jump and swing, and an incessant beat that could not be ignored. We’ll hear from the ‘feisty females’ of the day: Varetta Dillard, Blue Lu Barker, Big Maybelle, and Bernice Gooden right alongside Buddy Johnson’s Orchestra, the Three Bits of Rhythm, The Cats & the Fiddle, and Luke Jones and the Orchestra. Deeper Roots digs into a collection of tracks, some familiar, some from so deep in the archives that the dust is part of the sound, on another Friday evening of American roots sounds for Sonoma County community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Wild Bill Moore (vocal: Scatman) Rock 'N' Roll Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
3Luke Jones and His Orchestra Rompin' the Boogie More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
4Butch Stone & His Orchestra Ooh, Look A There Ain't She Pretty Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
5Three Bits of Rhythm Root Beer Sizzle Sazzle Sizzle Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
6Bebopper Lulu and Her Orchestra Mellow Scat More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
7Slim Gaillard Rhythm Mad Laughing in Rhythm: Groove Juice Special [Disc 2] Amazon
8Three Bits Of Rhythm The Man That Comes To My House Further Mellow Cats'n'Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1946-1951 Amazon
9Coleman Brothers Raise A Rukus Tonight Hot Harmony Groups 1941-1949: Vol 3: When the Old Gang Amazon
10Austin McCoy Happy Pay Day Part 1 More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
11Nappy Brown Pitter Patter The R&B Years 1955 – Vol 2 Amazon
12Teddy Bunn With The Hootie McShann Trio In The Oven Further Mellow Cats'n'Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1946-1951 Amazon
13The Herb Fisher Trio Don't Want Nobody Else More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
14Luke Jones & His Orchestra Jump Me Some Boogie Further Mellow Cats'n'Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1946-1951 Amazon
15Gene Phillips Women, Women, Women Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
16Big Maybelle Rock House Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
17Varetta Dillard Mercy, Mr Percy Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
18Varetta Dillard Promise Mr Thomas Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
19Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra Fine Brown Fame The Best of Buddy's Amazon
20Bernice Gooden Penny, Nickel, Dime, Quarter (On A Teen-Age Date) Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
21Little Willie Littlefield Hello Kats Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
22Bob Gaddy Come On Little Children The Classic Old Town Records Amazon
23Bob Gaddy Could I? The Classic Old Town Records Amazon
24The Cats & The Fiddle Mr. Rhythm Man The Very Best Of Amazon
25Effie Smith Be On Your Merry Way More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
26Linda Hayes What's It To You, Jack Atomic Baby Amazon
27Johnny Alston and His Orchestra Everything Will Be Alright More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
28Blue Lu Baker Here Is a Little Girl Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll Vol 2 [Disc 13] Amazon
29Hadda Brooks I Feel So Good I've Got News For You [Disc 1] Amazon
30Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends It Comes in Like a Lion Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 1 Amazon
31Big Maybelle Whole Lot-Ta Shakin' Goin' On OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
32Dolly Cooper Ay La Bah Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
33The Robins That's What The Good Book Says Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
34The Cats & The Fiddle Gang Busters The Very Best Of Amazon
35Black Cats and the Kitten You Better Ask Somebody Jazzin' The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon

Free Form – February 2017

Free Form February 2017
Free Form February 2017

We return to a free form blend of American roots this February evening. Our topics are of the varietal kind including a collection of blues including the Cocaine Blues, the Guitar Blues, Aunt Hagar’s Blues, Frisco Blues, and Evil Hearted Man Blues. We’ll also bring up the topics of Civilization with Louis Prima, Old Fashioned Love with The Mills Brothers, and Emmett Miller will delight the crowds with his jelly roll song. It’s R&B, blues, country, jazz and rock on a Wednesday evening in West County.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Asleep at the Wheel Blues Stay Away from Me 10 Amazon
3Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang Black And Blue Bottom Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: The New York Sessions 1926-333 Remastered [Disc 1] Amazon
4Erskine Hawkins Tuxedo Junction The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
5Whispering Jack Smith Crazy Rhythm Me & My Shadow Amazon
6Ruth Etting with piano accompaniment by Rube Bloom It All Belongs To Me Flappers, Vamps And Sweet Young Things Amazon
7Ted Lewis Aunt Hagar's Blues Is Everybody Happy Now? Amazon
8Lew Stone The Continental The Art Deco Music Collection: Falling In Love Again Amazon
9The Mills Brothers Old Fashioned Love Sweeter Than Sugar Amazon
10Louis Prima Civilization Nipper's Greatest Hits – The 40's Vol 2 Amazon
11Tennessee Ernie Ford Anticipation Blues Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon
12Bob Wills Mississippi Delta Blues Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 2] Tulsa Twist) Amazon
13Emmett Miller The Blues Singer (From Alabam') Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
14Fruit Jar Guzzlers Stack-O-Lee The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Amazon
15Mountain Mountaineers Dirty Dog Blues The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
16Emmett Miller I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
17Jimmie Rodgers Never No Mo' Blues The Essential Jimmie Rodgers Amazon
18Billy Hughes Cocaine Blues The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 12 Amazon
19Dick Curless Evil Hearted Man Blues A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD2 (1950-1969) Amazon
20The Allen Brothers Frisco Blues Allen Brothers Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 Amazon
21Bill Cox Georgia Brown Blues White Country Blues (1926-1938) Amazon
22Carlisle & Ball Guitar Blues [Album Version] White Country Blues (1926-1938) Amazon
23Al Bernard Accompanied By The Goofus Five Hesitation Blues Okeh Western Swing Amazon
24Levon & The Hawks Honky Tonk A Musical History [Disc 1] Amazon
25Charlie Musselwhite Pea Vine Blues Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
26Billy Ward & the Dominoes Can't Do Sixty No More Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
27The Peppers It Wouldn't Be The Same Foot Stompin' Amazon
28Little Willie John Sleep Little Willie John: All 15 of His Chart Hits from 1953-1962 Amazon
29Sam Cooke Having a Party The Man Who Invented Soul [Box Set] (3 of 4) Amazon
30Leon Redbone Sweet Substitute Any Time Amazon
31Tiny Bradshaw Shout, Sister, Shout (09-29-34) Breaking Up the House [Disc 1] Amazon
32Sister Rosetta Tharpe Strange Things Happening Every Day Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
33Sister Rosetta Tharpe Up Above My Head I Hear Music In the Air Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon
34The Deep River Boys Shake, Rattle and Roll Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
35Tennessee Ernie Ford Stack-O-Lee Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon