Who We Lost in 2017

We look back at the great ones we lost in 2017…and there were a number of great ones:  Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, and Tom Petty. While two hours provides only a limited amount of time, our parameters are such that we look at contributions and influences, focusing our honor to those who fit the roots and the body of work that these greats brought to the fore.  We’ll feature music of Rosalie Sorrels, Greg Allman, Steely Dan, Don Williams, Glen Campbell, and numerous others whose lives will live on in their music. Join Dave Stroud for two hours of music from the last century on Sonoma County community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fats Domino My Girl Josephine A Lot Of Dominos Amazon
3Paul Kanter & Jefferson Starship The Baby Tree Blows Against The Empire Amazon
4Rosalie Sorrels Rock, Salt And Nails Cover to Cover: The Originals, Vol. 2 [Disc 1] Amazon
5Harry Dean Stanton Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Partly Fiction Amazon
6Mark Selby Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
7Wayne Cochran Last Kiss 30 Country Hits – A History of Country Music Amazon
8Chuck Berry Back In The U.S.A. Johnny B. Goode-His Complete 50's Chess Recordings Amazon
9Sonny Burgess Red Headed Woman Rockin' Memphis [Disc 3] Amazon
10The Allman Brothers Band Melissa Stand Back: The Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
11Tower Of Power You're Still A Young Man Art Laboe's Memories Of El Monte/The Roots Of L.A.'s Rock And Roll Amazon
12The Main Ingredient Everybody Plays the Fool 70s Music Explosion – Miracles Amazon
13Sister Sledge We Are Family Ultimate Disco Amazon
14J. Geils Band Give It To Me Must Have Got Lost Amazon
15Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Don't Do Me Like That Damn the Torpedoes Amazon
16The Smithereens Blood & Roses Blown to Smithereens: The Best of the Smithereens Amazon
17Lonnie Brooks Mr. Hot Shot Stompin' 3 Amazon
18Steam Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye 45's on CD, Vol. 4: 1967-1969 Amazon
19Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
20Della Reese Don't You Know Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
21Keely Smith/Louis Prima That Old Black Magic Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 5: Wild Cool & Swingin Amazon
22Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Ev'ry Street's A Boulevard In Old New York The Capitol Years [Disc 1] Amazon
23The Partridge Family I Think I Love You Have A Nice Day: Super Hits Of The '70s, Vol. 3 Amazon
24Al Jarreau We're In This Love Together BMG Vol. 03 Disc 01 1981-1983 Amazon
25D.L. Menard The Back Door The Oxford American Southern Sampler 1999 Amazon
26Mel Tillis Who's Julie Only Country – 1965-1969 Amazon
27Don Williams Amanda The Definitive Collection Amazon
28Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy 70s Music Explosion – Magic Disc 2 Amazon
29Johnny Cash Rusty Cage Unchained Amazon
30Steely Dan Reeling in the Years A Decade of Steely Dan Amazon
31The Roches Wedding Bell Blues Time & Love, The Music of Laura Nyro Amazon
32James Brown Funky Drummer (Bonus Beat Reprise) In the Jungle Groove Amazon
33James Brown Cold Sweat CD of JB II: Cold Sweat and Other Soul Classics Amazon

Contemporary Americana Gospel

Just a closer walk…Deeper Roots walks the gospel road once more, this time forgoing the ancestral roots for modern takes in black gospel, country gospel, and bluegrass from the Heartland. Our focus will be on some of the contemporary performers who cover with due recognition some of the great gospel standards. We’ll hear from Hugh Laurie, Willie Watson, Rodney Crowell, Bruce Cockburn, and Luther Dickinson…and that’s just a taste. We’ll hear the stories of Samson and Delilah alongside John the Revelator….right here on Deeper Roots…coming your way from the KWTF downtown studios.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Aubrey Ghent & Friends Just A Closer Walk With Thee 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Amazon
3Buddy Miller There's A Higher Power Universal United House Of Prayer Amazon
4Wade Bowen Precious Memories Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother Amazon
5Mike Farris Sit Down Servant Salvation in Lights Amazon
6Bonnie Raitt & Maria Muldaur My Journey to the Sky Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
7Johnny Cash The Man Comes Around American IV: Man Comes Around Amazon
8Jorma Kaukonen What Are They Doing In Heaven Today Blue Country Heart Amazon
9Rodney Crowell Denomination Blues Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
10Willie Watson Samson and Delilah Folksinger Vol. 2 Amazon
11Jimmie Dale Gilmore Peace in the Valley Come on Back Amazon
12The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Amazing Grace Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 2 Amazon
13The Blind Boys of Alabama I Keep On Walking Almost Home Amazon
14Mavis Staples & Bonnie Raitt Turn Me Around Mavis Staples I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration Amazon
15Rhiannon Giddens Up Above My Head Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
16Hugh Laurie Didn't It Rain Didn't It Rain (Deluxe) Amazon
17Linda Gail Lewis This Train Hard Rocking Woman Amazon
18Leo Welch You Can't Hurry God Sabougla Voices Amazon
19The Holmes Brothers Farther Along Speaking In Tongues Amazon
20Ollabelle John The Revelator Ollabelle Amazon
21Tom Waits John The Revelator God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
22Luther Dickinson feat. the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band Bye And Bye I'm Going To See The King God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
23Bruce Cockburn Twelve Gates To The City Bone On Bone Amazon
24Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson Family Bible Django and Jimmie Amazon
25Willie and Bobbie Nelson Old Time Religion Farther Along Amazon
26Gillian Welch Old Time Religion [Outtake] Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg [Disc 2] Amazon
27Charlie Haden A Voice From On High Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
28Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway Freedom Highway Amazon

Songs of John Hiatt

From the ‘pink bedroom’ and edgy alternative to blues and country, R&B and everything in between…John Hiatt’s catalog of recordings is only surpassed by the library of his songs penned over the past fifty years. We’ll take a look back, primarily focusing on covers from his contemporaries; names like Rosanne Cash, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Rodriguez, and Buddy Guy are but just a small sampling of the performers we’ll hear from on another Friday evening on Sonoma County community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Hiatt Crossing Muddy Waters Crossing Muddy Waters Amazon
3Buddy Guy Feels Like Rain Feels Like Rain Amazon
4Emmylou Harris Icy Blue Heart Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
5Rosanne Cash The Way We Make a Broken Heart Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
6Jo-El Sonnier I'll Never Get Over You Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
7Flaco Jiminez Across The Borderline featuring John Hiatt (Album Version) Partners Amazon
8Terrance Simien It Hasn't Happened Yet Rollin' into Memphis: Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
9Carrie Rodriguez Big Love Love and Circumstances Amazon
10Rosanne Cash It Hasn't Happened Yet Retrospective Amazon
11John Hiatt Cry Love Walk On Amazon
12Kelly Willis Drive South Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
13Bonnie Raitt Lover's Will [Radio Edit Version] The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003 [US] Amazon
14Commander Cody Commander Cody-Tennessee Plates Dopers, Drunks and Everyday Losers Amazon
15Gregg Allman Memphis in the Meantime Searching for Simplicity Amazon
16Marshall Crenshaw Someplace Where Love Can't Find Me Good Evening Amazon
17Nick Lowe She Don't Love Nobody Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
18Dave Edmunds I Got Your Number Closer to the Flame Amazon
19Iggy Pop Something Wild Brick by Brick Amazon
20Mitch Ryder Where Is the Next One Coming From? Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
21Asleep at the Wheel This Is the Way We Make a Broken Heart Pasture Prime Amazon
22Rodney Crowell She Loves the Jerk Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
23Rosanne Cash Pink Bedroom Retrospective Amazon
24John Hiatt Your Love Is My Rest Walk On Amazon
25Joe Cocker Have a Little Faith in Me Ultimate Collection Amazon
26John Hiatt Real Fine Love Stolen Moments Amazon
27The Band Bound By Love Jubilation Amazon
28John Hiatt Master of Disaster [2005] Master of Disaster Amazon

Back on the Farm

The farmer, the farm, and songs of farming are at the core of this week’s theme show. Whether the songs’ focus is that of the hard-working folk of the farm, the raw materials, or the nostalgic reminders of life on the farm, we’ll push forward the playlist plough and take you to the barn for an early morning celebration with performers including bluegrass from James King, gritty Americana from Levon Helm and Bill Neely, core country from Bobby Bare and Porter Wagoner, or maybe some field recordings from the 20s featuring the likes of the Carolina Tar Heels…all of this music going Back On The Farm.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Stuart/Merle Haggard Farmer's Blues Country Music Amazon
3Freeman Stowers Sunrise On The Farm Sinners and Saints: Complete Recorded Works 1926-1931 Amazon
4Bill Frisell Farmer Disfarmer Amazon
5Levon Helm Poor Old Dirt Farmer Dirt Farmer Amazon
6Bill Neely Black Land Farmer 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
7James King Thirty Years of Farming Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
8Junior Sisk with Becky Isaacs Bowman and Sonya Isaacs Yeary The Wheat Crop Mac Wiseman – I Sang The Song Amazon
9Lemuel Jones Po' Farmer (Poor Farmers) Field Recordings, Vol. 1: Virginia (1936-1941) Amazon
10Peter Rowan Let the Harvest Go To Seed Bluegrass Boy Amazon
11Carolina Tar Heels Got The Farm Land Blues Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads Amazon
12Cisco Houston Farmer's Lament The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
13J.E. Mainer & The Mountaineers (With Morris Herbert) 17 Living On The Farm The Legendry J.E. Mainer, Volume 4 Amazon
14Walter Brennan Old Rivers Old Rivers Amazon
15The Bently Boys Down On Penny's Farm Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads Amazon
16Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur Down on Penny's Farm Penny's Farm Amazon
17The Four Wanderers Farmer's Life For Me Black Vocal Groups Vol. 9 (1929-1942) Amazon
18Ben & Ellen Harper Farmer's Daughter Childhood Home Amazon
19Bobby Bare The Farmer Feeds Us All Hard Time Hungrys Amazon
20Porter Wagoner The Farmer and the Lord 20 All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
21Paula Brown Farm Hollers Hollerin' Amazon
22Warren Caplinger's Cumberland Mountain Entertainers McDonald's Farm (1928) Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time, And End Time Music, 1923-1936 Amazon
23Bubby Bishop I Want To Go Back To The Farm The Great Vintage Country Amazon
24Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) On A Little Two Acre Farm Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
25Goose Island Ramblers I Worked For a Farmer Polkabilly Amazon
26Buster Carter & Preston Young A Lazy Farmer Boy Before The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
27Rosetta Howard Plow Hand Blues [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
28Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys I'll Reap My Harvest In Heaven King of Country Music [Disc 3] : Fireball Mail Amazon
29Fiddlin' John Carson Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Them All [Remastered 2003] Poor Man's Heaven – Blues And Tales Of The Great Depression – When The Sun Goes Down Series Amazon
30Ray Wylie Hubbard After the Harvest Crusades of the Restless Nights Amazon
31Dry Branch Fire Squad Devil, Take The Farmer 481 Bluegrass Class of 1990 Amazon
32Glen Campbell Arkansas Farmboy Adios Amazon
33Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies When It's Harvest Time, Sweet Angeline Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 4 : Keep a Knockin' Amazon
34Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs With Mother Maybelle Carter The Homestead On The Farm [Album Version] Songs Of The Famous Carter Family Amazon