Songs About Youth

A nostalgic celebration of youth, love, and idealism…some saccharine sounds for a Friday evening whose theme is young at heart. We’ll be digging into mid-century popular sounds, with a laser focus on the many songs for young lovers that poured out of AM radio during the early years of jukebox rock from the soda fountain. But we’ll also reflect on the loss of youth, childlike wonder, and a little bit of tongue-in-cheek heartbreak and bitterness. Country sounds from Hayes Carll and Roger Miller, symphonic soliloquies from Percy Faith and Ray Conniff, and reflective studies by Bob Dylan and Antony, and some growing pains from Tom Waits and Billy Bob Thornton. How can you go wrong?

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Dylan Young at Heart Fallen Angels Amazon
3Ray Conniff & His Orchestra & Chorus Hello Young Lovers Broadway In Rhythm Amazon
4Percy Faith Theme for Young Lovers 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
5Paul & Paula Young Lovers Hard to Find 45's on CD, Vol. 2: 1961-64 Amazon
6Ruby & Romantics (63-64) When You're Young And In Love Our Day Will Come: The Very Be Amazon
7Sonny James Young Love Singles Amazon
8Robin Ward Young Lovers After Midnight The Very Best Of Amazon
9Rick Nelson Young World Greatest Love Songs Amazon
10Rick Nelson Young Emotions Greatest Love Songs Amazon
11Nat King Cole Too Young Your Hit Parade – 1951 Amazon
12Hank Garland Blame It On My Youth Move! – The Guitar Artistry of Hank Garland Amazon
13Bing Crosby & Guy Lombardo Young At Heart Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
14Flying Pickets When You're Young and in Love Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 4 Amazon
15Bob Dylan Forever Young The Essential Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
16Billy Bob Thornton I Gotta Grow Up Beautiful Door Amazon
17Tom Waits I Don't Wanna Grow Up Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years Amazon
18Hayes Carll I Don't Wanna Grow Up Trouble In Mind Amazon
19Bill Frisell & Petra Haden I Don't Want To Grow Up Petra Haden And Bill Frisell Amazon
20Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards When You And I Were Young, Maggie, Blues Singing In The Rain Amazon
21The Deer Run Drifters Restless Youth Restless Youth Amazon
22Antony With Bryce Dessner I Was Young When I Left Home Dark Was The Night: A Red Hot Compilation [Disc 1] Amazon
23The Mavericks Children From Hell to Paradise Amazon
24Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Teach Your Children Deja Vu Amazon
25Carole King Like Little Children Crazy in Alabama Amazon
26The The Jealous of Youth Solitude Amazon
27Felix Dukes & Mississippi Fred McDowell Motherless Children Sounds of the South Vol 4: American Folk Songs for Children Amazon
28Willie Dixon And Friends Youth to You Willie Dixon and Friends, Vol. 8 Amazon
29Daniel Romano Middle Child Come Cry With Me Amazon
30Roger Miller Little Children Run and Play The Complete Smash-Mercury Singles Amazon
31Jackson Browne I Thought I Was A Child (LP Version) For Everyman Amazon
32Willie Nelson Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys [w/ Waylon Jennings] One Hell Of A Ride [Box Set] [Disc 2] Amazon

Covers Show

From the Brill Building to the Delta; from Bakersfield to Woodstock; from Tulsa to Deep Elem. Music on a Friday evening from the deeper wells, all presented to you in the form of covers: some new, some vintage, some traditional. We’ll pair up Tom Waits and Blind Willie Johnson, The Band and JJ Cale, Connee Boswell and VV Brown, and there will also be plenty to cover going back to Gus Cannon, Bradley Kincaid, and The Carter Family. It’s our Friday welcome mat to autumn here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow The Best Of The Girl Groups, Vol. 1 Amazon
3Buck Owens I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) [Disc 1] Amazon
4John Fogerty I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again Amazon
5The Band Crazy Mama High On The Hog Amazon
6J.J. Cale Crazy Mama The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
7The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band When I Get My Rewards Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 2 Amazon
8Harry Dean Stanton When I Get My Rewards Partly Fiction Amazon
9Mississippi John Hurt I'm Satisfied Night On The Delta Amazon
10John Sebastian & David Grisman I'm Satisfied Satisfied Amazon
11Bradley Kincaid Froggie Went A-Courting …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
12Bruce Springsteen Froggie Went a Courtin' We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
13Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Walk Right In Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
14Cannon's Jug Stompers Walk Right In Roots of Rock Amazon
15Hank Williams Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? 24 Greatest Amazon
16Tom Hiddleston & The Saddle Spring Boys Why Don't You Love Me I Saw The Light: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Amazon
17The Seldom Scene Mama Tried Scenechronized Amazon
18Merle Haggard And The Strangers Mama Tried (2006 Digital Remaster) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
19Merle Haggard San Antonio Rose Tribute To The Best Damn Fiddle Player Amazon
20Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys San Antonio Rose Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
21The Carter Family Hello Stranger Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Volume Four Amazon
22Emmylou Harris Hello Stranger (Remastered LP Version) Luxury Liner [Remaster] Amazon
23Howlin' Wolf Little Red Rooster Great Tomato Blues Package Amazon
24Sam Cooke Little Red Rooster Night Beat Amazon
25ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra)/Jack Johnson I Shall Be Released Endless Highway: The Music of the Band Amazon
26Bob Dylan I Shall Be Released Before The Flood [Disc 1] Amazon
27Connee Boswell Heart And Soul Heart & Soul Amazon
28V V Brown Crazy Amazing Travelling Like The Light Amazon
29Blind Willie Johnson The Soul Of A Man The Complete Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
30Tom Waits The Soul Of A Man God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
31Amy Winehouse Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Lioness: Hidden Treasures Amazon