Bad Luck Blues

We’re exploring the blues this week on Deeper Roots. And it’s all about bad luck blues…when the dice roll snake eyes, when the crops won’t make the rent, when your woman asks for money and all you got is the dust in your pockets…when you ain’t got no money.  Join Dave Stroud for a collection of the very best including Big Joe Williams’ Jinx Blues, bad luck stories from Dinah Washington and Memphis Minnie, piano moaning from Leroy Carr and Ivory Joe, as well as further tales of gambling, dice, and no luck from Clifford Gibson and Black Boy Shine. Friday evening blues….what more?

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Little Milton Bad Luck Delmark: 50 Years Of Jazz & Blues: Blues [Disc 1] Amazon
3Rory Block Jinx Blues Blues Walkin' Like a Man: A Tribute To Son House Amazon
4Son House The Jinx Blues ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 41 Amazon
5Big Joe Williams Jinx Blues Classic Delta Blues Amazon
6Black Boy Shine Gamblin' Jinx Blues Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 2] Amazon
7Memphis Minnie I'm A Bad Luck Woman Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
8Mel Walker Unlucky Man Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 6] West Coast Blues V2 Amazon
9Nat King Cole Trio Chant Of The Blues (Dog-Gone Unlucky Blues) The Nat King Cole Trio: The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions [Disc 1] Amazon
10Dinah Washington Bad Luck Dinah Washington Sings The Blues Amazon
11Jimmy Lewis/Ray Charles If It Wasn't for Bad Luck Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 4 Amazon
12Robert Belfour Bad Luck What's Wrong with You Amazon
13Muddy Waters Mother's Bad Luck Child Can't Get No Grindin' Amazon
14Lightnin' Slim Bad Luck Blues The Best Of Excello Records Amazon
15Lightnin' Hopkins Bad Luck And Trouble Blues Kingpins Amazon
16Blind Lemon Jefferson Bad Luck Blues Classic Sides Disc 1 Amazon
17Cliifford Gibson Bad Luck Dice Complete Recorded Works Amazon
18Guitar Welch Bad Luck Blues Southern Prison Blues (Digitally Remastered) Amazon
19Kokomo Arnold Bad Luck Blues Complete Recorded Works Volume 4 (1937-1938) Amazon
20Ivory Joe Hunter No Money, No Luck Blues The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter 1947 Amazon
21Bill Gaither Bad Luck Child's Request When The Sun Goes Down 1934-1941 Amazon
22Leroy Carr Bad Luck All The Time Sloppy Drunk [Disc 2] Amazon
23Champion Jack Dupree Bad Luck Bound To Change Two Classic Albums Plus Singles Amazon
24Fats Domino Bad Luck and Trouble Fats Domino Out of New Orleans Amazon
25John Mayall Bad Luck Time Room To Move 1969-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
26Tommy Castro And The Painkillers Bad Luck Method To My Madness Amazon
27Larry Campbell Bad Luck Charm Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Amazon
28The Harlem Hamfats Bad Luck Man Harlem Hamfats Vol. 1 1936 Amazon
29Charlie Musselwhite If I Should Have Bad Luck Deluxe Edition – Charlie Musselwhite Amazon

Free Form – September 2017

Join Dave Stroud for a special edition of Deeper Roots: A Century of America’s Music. He’ll be sitting in for Steady Eddie’s Retro Music Archives, filling the airwaves with sounds you would expect to hear on either show.  With a little blend of roots Americana stirred in. Hot rod sounds, killer diller Memphis Minnie blues, early century pop from Annette Hanshaw and Mae West, gospel from the Blind Boys of Alabama and Sam Cooke…and some sweet soul vocals from The Ravens and Barbara Lewis. You won’t go wrong on a Sunday afternoon in West County. Tune in.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Barbara Lewis Make Me Your Baby Hello Stranger: The Best of Barbara Lewis Amazon
3The Ravens My Baby's Gone OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
4Smiley Lewis Hey Girl I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 4 Amazon
5Kay Starr Kay's Lament Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
6Kay Starr Night Train Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
7The Blind Boys Of Alabama Free At Last Down In New Orleans Amazon
8The Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Oh Happy Day: The Best Of The Edwin Hawkins Singers Amazon
9Sam Cooke Mean Old World Night Beat Amazon
10The Golden Gate Quartet Dipsy Doodle Negro Spirituals, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Alabama Shakes Killer Diller Blues American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 1] Amazon
12Jimmy Liggins Cadillac Boogie Jump, Jive & Swing Amazon
13Trailer Hot Rods to Hell So-Cal Speed Shop's Hot Rod Classics Disc 3 Amazon
14Eddie Cochran C'mon Everybody Eddie Cochran: 2 Classic Albums Plus Singles And Session Tracks [Disc 1] Amazon
15Bea Baker & Maurice King & His Wolverines I Want a Lavender Cadillac So-Cal Speed Shop's Hot Rod Classics Disc 4 Amazon
16Mink Deville Spanish Stroll The Mink De Ville Collection Amazon
17Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men What Does the Deep Sea Say? Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
18Annette Hanshaw Moanin' Low Annette Hanshaw, Volume 6, 1929 (1999) Amazon
19Mae West Mister Deep Blue Sea The Mae West Collection Amazon
20David Johansen Deep Blue Sea Shaker Amazon
21Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea One Hour Mama Amazon
22Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Cryin' In The Deep Blue Sea Vintage Collections Amazon
23Reckless Kelly & Joe Ely Rider in the Rain Sail Away: The Songs Of Randy Newman Amazon
24Barbara Lewis Hello Stranger MaltShop Memories Save the Last Dance for M Amazon
25John Prine Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
26Bob Hope, Bing Crosby Nothing in Common Best of Bob Hope – Capitol Records Amazon
27The Boswell Sisters That's How Rhythm Was Born Music From The Motion Picture – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Amazon
28Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey Rhythm Saved The World The Gems Of Jazz Amazon
29Louis Armstrong Rhythm Saved The World Rhythm Saved The World Amazon
30Ethel Smith I Got Rhythm Tico Tico – 28 Original Mono Recordings 1944-1952 Amazon
31The Happenings I Got Rhythm The Best Of The Happenings Amazon
32Van Dyke Parks/Mondrian Sail Away Lady The Harry Smith Project Live Vol. 2 Amazon
33The Americans Sail Away Ladies American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 2] Amazon

Five Year Anniversary

Time has flown like it always does…it’s been since August 2012 and we’re taking time out for a special celebration on weekly show. Dave Stroud will be reaching back and revisiting tracks he played on the first couple of  shows back in the day…including tracks from Geraint Watkins, Fats Waller, Sister Rosetta, Big Joe Turner, Nina Simone, and a host of others. Deeper Roots has kept its promise to it’s listeners…back then and right to the current day. Tune in! Join us and raise a glass.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Geraint Watkins Bouffant In a Bad Mood – Deluxe Expanded Edition Amazon
3Roger McGuinn Anna Adios Amigo: A Tribute to Arthur Alexander Amazon
4Arthur Alexander Soldier Of Love The Greatest Hits Amazon
5Bill Kirchen Shelly's Winter Love (Album) Word To The Wise Amazon
6The Ink Spots Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees) Greatest Hits Amazon
7Ringo Starr Whispering Grass Beaucoups Of Blues [UK] Amazon
8Fats Waller Lulu's Back In Town Fats Waller Greatest Hits Amazon
9Fats Waller & His Rhythm Hey! Stop Kissin' My Sister 100 Ans De Jazz Amazon
10Slim & Slam Huh! Uh-Huh! Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart Columbia (Disc 2) Amazon
11Sister Rosetta Tharpe Down By the Riverside Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
12Fern Jones Just A Little Talk With Jesus The Glory Road Amazon
13Geraint Watkins Go West Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
14Charles Brown I Wanna Go Home The 15 Greatest Hits On Ace Records Amazon
15Slim Harpo Rainin' In My Heart The Best Of Slim Harpo Amazon
16Ella Mae Morse with Freddie Slack & His Orchestra Mr. Five By Five Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 1 – The Birth Of A Label – 1942-43 Amazon
17Helen Humes Be Ba Ba Le Ba Boogie 1945-47 Amazon
18Ruth Brown Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean Ruth Brown: Mama He Treats Your Daugher Mean & Other Hits Amazon
19Little Willie John Sleep Little Willie John: All 15 of His Chart Hits from 1953-1962 Amazon
20Nina Simone Work Song The Best Of Nina Simone: The Colpix Years Amazon
21Ray Charles Ruby Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated To You Amazon
22Ivory Joe Hunter Since I Met You Baby Since I Met You Baby Amazon
23Nellie Lutcher Hurry On Down From The Vaults, Vol 2. 1943-1944 Amazon
24Hadda Brooks Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere BMG Vol. 01 Disc 01 1937-1958 Amazon
25The Robins The Hatchet Man 50 Coastin' Classics [Disc 1] Amazon
26Bull Moose Jackson Fare Thee Well, Deacon Jones, Fare Thee Well Bull Moose Jackson 1947-1950 Amazon
27Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Drivin' Nails In My Coffin Vintage Collections Amazon
28The Louvin Brothers The Great Atomic Power Hand-Picked Amazon
29Fisk Jubilee Singers Joshua Fit The Battle American Roots Music [Disc 3] Amazon
30Harry Belafonte Mama, Look at Boo Boo Harry Belafonte: Greatest Hits Amazon
31Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams Shame On You Shame On You Amazon
32Bill Kirchen Valley of the Moon (Album) Word To The Wise Amazon
33Doug Sahm (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone Complete Atlantic Recordings Disc 1 Amazon
34Shirley Gunter Oop Shoop Shirley Gunter Amazon
35Big Joe Turner Love Roller Coaster Big Joe Turner: The Definitive Blues Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon