High Water Everywhere

And the topic of this episode will be natural disasters. Namely…floods. Timeless events and timeless music. Dave Stroud will share in-depth blues about rising waters, country music about the terror brought to us by Mother Nature, featuring Dave Alvin, James McMurtry, Whispering Smith, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, and Lonnie Johnson…to mention but a few. Our show will focus on music that tells a story, because that’s what we find best in the tradition of Americana roots.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash Five Feet High And Rising Songs Of Our Soil Amazon
3Charley Patton High Water Everywhere Part 1 People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
4Bob Dylan High Water (For Charley Patton) Love and Theft Amazon
5Ramblin' Jack Elliott Rising High Water Blues A Stranger Here Amazon
6Blind Lemon Jefferson Rising High Water Blues (Pm 12487, 4491-5) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
7Tom Rush Galveston Flood The Very Best Of Tom Rush: No Regrets Amazon
8Whispering Smith Storm in Texas aka Texas Flood Swamp Blues Amazon
9Lonnie Johnson Broken Levee Blues Hot Fingers Amazon
10Lonnie Johnson Flood Water Blues Tomorrow Night Amazon
11Sippie Wallace The Flood Blues ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 48 Amazon
12Bessie Smith Back Water Blues Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 1] Amazon
13Ruby Gowdy Florida Flood Blues Female Blues Singers, Complete Recorded Works. Volume 6 Amazon
14Carl Martin High Water Flood Blues Carl Martin, Tennessee Chocolate Drops, Louie Bluie & Ted Bogan, Willie "61" Blackwell — Complete Recorded Works Amazon
15Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe When The Levee Breaks 24 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920's 2015 Amazon
16Robert Hicks Mississippi Heavy Water Blues People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
17Fiddlin' John Carson Storm That Struck Miami People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
18Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys Flood Of '57 Classic Bluegrass Amazon
19Happy Traum Crash on the Levee Down in the Flood (feat. Justin Guip, Adam Traum & Byron Isaacs) Just For the Love Of It Amazon
20James McMurtry Hurricane Party Just Us Kids Amazon
21Charlie Haden Is This America? (Katrina 2005) Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
22Dave Alvin Southern Flood Blues Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
23Roomful Of Blues Texas Flood The First Album Amazon
24Larry Davis Texas Flood Bob Dylan: Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 5 [Disc 4] Amazon
25Randy Newman & The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra With Members Of The New York Philharmonic Louisiana 1927 Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album Amazon
26Davell Crawford Gather By The River Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album Amazon
27The Tex-I-An Boys Wasn't That A Mighty Storm? Classic American Ballads From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
28Johnny Cash Big River Get Rhythm [Sun] Amazon
29Leon Russell A Mighty Flood A Mighty Flood Amazon

The Year in Pop – 1932

We look back…even though we weren’t there. Our show this week will celebrate the American songbook and popular music in the darkest of times: the year 1932. The clouds were only starting to clear in the heart of the Great Depression and the music was hopeful, sometimes saccharine, and the songwriting talent abundant. The performances were not bad either. The Mills Brothers, Bing Crosby, The Boswell Sisters, Cab Calloway, Mildred Bailey, and many others contributed. Tune in on our morning look at the popular sounds of 1932.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ukulele Ike & The Hot Combination A Great Big Bunch Of You Fascinating Rhythm 1922-1935 Amazon
3Jimmy Grier Orchestra voc. The Three Ambassadors Bend Down Sister Echoes From The Cocoanut Grove Amazon
4Ozzie & Harriet Nelson It's Gonna Be You The Nelson Touch Amazon
5The Mills Brothers Chinatown My Chinatown Sweeter Than Sugar Amazon
6The Mills Brothers I Can't Give You Anything But Love This Is Art Deco Amazon
7Boswell Sisters Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Boswell Sisters Amazon
8Boswell Sisters Stop the Sun Stop the Moon Boswell Sisters Amazon
9Jeanette MacDonald Isn't It Romantic Hits of '32 Amazon
10Jimmy Grier Orchestra voc. The Three Ambassadors We`ve Got To Put That Sun Back In The Sky Echoes From The Cocoanut Grove Amazon
11Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Let's Put Out The Lights (And Go To Bed) gimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
12George Formby I Told My Baby With The Ukelele I'm The Ukulele Man Amazon
13Cab Calloway Eadie Was A Lady Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
14Ivie Anderson It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) An Introduction To Ivie Anderson Amazon
15Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Doin' The New Lowdown A Tribute To Black Entertainers #1 Amazon
16Louis Armstrong All Of Me The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
17The Mills Brothers with Duke Ellington & Orchestra Diga, Diga, Do The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 2 Amazon
18The Mills Blue Rhythm Band Mighty Sweet Rhythm Spasm Amazon
19Helen Morgan with Victor Young & His Orchestra Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Art Deco: Lovely Ladies of Stage and Screen Amazon
20Jimmie Grier & His Orchestra One Hour With You Paper Moon Amazon
21Al Bowlly Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries Just A Bowl Of Cherries Amazon
22Mildred Bailey Rockin' Chair Hoagy Carmichael & Friends: Stardust Melody Amazon
23Paul Robeson Ol' Man River Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
24The Mills Brothers Goodbye, Blues Hits of '32 Amazon
25Gene Austin A Ghost Of A Chance Voice Of The Southland Amazon
26Bing Crosby I Found A Million Dollar Baby Henry & June Amazon
27Bing Crosby Paradise Hits of '32 Amazon
28Bing Crosby Dinah Bing Crosby in Hollywood (1930-1934), Vol. 1 Amazon
29Leo Reisman And His Orchestra;Milton Douglas Brother, Can You Spare a Dime (From The Musical Review "Americana") [Remastered 2003] Poor Man's Heaven – Blues And Tales Of The Great Depression – When The Sun Goes Down Series Amazon
30Sam Browne with Ambrose & His Orchestra The Sun Has Got His Hat On [Remastered 2003] Hits of '32 Amazon