Free Form – January 2018

We open 2018 with a mix of jazz, R&B, New Orleans piano, gospel, and country… nothing that you would not expect from the show. Here’s hoping to something much better from all of us…as a democracy and a society. While the 1 percent have fooled the desperate we’ll be spending time with the passions of Ivie Anderson, Ray Charles, Madeline Bell, Doug Sahm, and Sam Cooke to keep our hearts, minds, and eyes on the prize. Join Dave Stroud for a free form exploration of American roots music every other Friday morning at 9am on KOWS and weekly (Friday evenings at 9) on KWTF.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Blossom Dearie Everything I've Got Got Nothing But Song Amazon
3Professor Longhair Mean Old World Fess: The Professor Longhair A Amazon
4Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers Mean Old World The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
5Joseph Crawford and unidentified vocalist Free At Las' 2- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
6Anthony Butler Judgement's Coming Soon Mighty Day – 25 Gospel Greats Amazon
7Cowboy Junkies Jesus Is Coming Soon God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
8Madeline Bell Can't Get Used To Losing You Bell's A Poppin' Amazon
9Laura Lee Up Tight, Good Man The Muscle Shoals Sound Amazon
10Jean Wells Have a Little Mercy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Taken From Our Vaults, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Varetta Dillard I Can't Help Myself Got You On My Mind Amazon
12The Orioles You Belong to Me Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
13The Commands No Time For You Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label Amazon
14Slim Gaillard Blue Heaven ABC Of The Blues Vol 12 Amazon
15The Cats & The Fiddle Darling, Can't We Make A Date The Very Best Of Amazon
16Ivie Anderson I'm Checkin' Out, Goo'm Bye An Introduction To Ivie Anderson Amazon
17Ivie Anderson Oh Babe! Maybe Someday An Introduction To Ivie Anderson Amazon
18Louis Jordan I Seen What'cha Done Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
19Ray Charles & Willie Nelson Seven Spanish Angels The Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 4] Amazon
20Willie Nelson Let's Face The Music And Dance Let's Face The Music And Dance Amazon
21Asleep at the Wheel Dance With Who Brung You The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel Since 1970 Amazon
22Leon McAuliffe Tulsa, Straight Ahead Tulsa Straight Ahead Amazon
23Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams Better Do It Now Shame On You Amazon
24Doug Sahm I Wanna Be Your Mama Again Best of Sir Douglas 68-75 Amazon
25Bruce Daigrepont Acadie A la Louisiane Alligator Stomp 3: Cajun Zydeco Classics Amazon
26Elijah & The Ebonites Hot Grits!!! Eccentric Soul – The Capsoul Label Amazon
27Lee Dorsey Work, Work, Work The Ep Collection…Plus Amazon
28Bo Diddley You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover The Chess Box Amazon
29Magic Sam Feels So Good (I Wanna Boogie) Living The Blues – 1965 – 1969 Blues Classics Amazon
30Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightnin' Blues From Hell Amazon
31Ella Mae Morse Jumpin' Jack Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
32The Boswell Sisters Gee, But I'd Like To Make You Happy The Object Of My Affection Amazon
33Ethel Waters Stormy Weather The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
34Juan Gabriel Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Gracias al Sol) Quiero Creedence Amazon

Dead Roots

While the lyrics and music of Robert Hunter took the Grateful Dead into remarkable directions, codifying their place among the bands of the latter half of the 20<sup>th</sup> century, by the time they reached their peak their roots were already firmly established. Their early music was clearly anchored in the sounds of tradition, reaching from the Appalachians to the Texas Gulf Coast. We’ll hear early (and contemporary) performances that inspired the band with songs of Blind Willie Johnson, Red Allen, The Mississippi Sheiks, Henry Thomas and Obray Ramsey. The landscape we’ll traverse includes blues, gospel, hillbilly, and folk…no Dead music, only music that served to inspire. This week on Sonoma County Community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2David Grisman/Jerry Garcia Been All Around This World Been All Around This World Amazon
3Dave Van Ronk Hang Me, Oh Hang Me Dave Van Ronk Amazon
4Obray Ramsey Rain And Snow Best Of The Troubadours Amazon
5Vince Martin & Fred Neil I Know You Rider Tear Down The Walls/Bleecker & MacDougal Amazon
6Henry Thomas Dont Ease Me In Ragtime Texas Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
7The Memphis Jug Band On The Road Again Times Ain't Like They Used To Be – Volume 1 Amazon
8The Memphis Jug Band Stealin' Stealin' Memphis Jug Band Vol. 2 (1928-1929) Amazon
9Cannon's Jug Stompers Viola Lee Blues First Time I Met the Blues (When the Sun Goes Down series) Amazon
10Hammie Nixon Viola Lee Blues Living Country Blues: An Anthology Disc 3 Amazon
11The Monroe Brothers Rosa Lee McFall Early Blue Grass Music Amazon
12Prairie Ramblers Deep Elem Blues White Country Blues (1926-1938) Amazon
13Mississippi Sheiks Sittin' On Top of the World Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
14Roscoe Holcomb Sittin' On Top of the World Classic Piedmont Blues from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
15Dillard Chandler Rain and Snow Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
16The Chieftains Rain And Snow Down The Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions Amazon
17Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers Minglewood Blues Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
18Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, et. al. New Minglewood Blues Jug Band Extravaganza Amazon
19Blind Willie Johnson Nobody's Fault But Mine Various Artists: Bob Dylan – Cover To Cover – The Originals VOL. 2 [Disc 3] Amazon
20Sister Rosetta Tharpe Nobody's Fault But Mine The Great Gospel Women Amazon
21Rev. Pearly Brown Nobody's Fault But Mine You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Amazon
22Lightnin' Hopkins See That My Grave Is Kept Clean The Real Blues Brothers Vol. 2 Amazon
23Lightnin' Hopkins One Kind Favor Jake Head Boogie Amazon
24Memphis Slim Next Time You See Me The Greatest Hits Of Amazon
25Bob Dylan Jack-A-Roe World Gone Wrong Amazon
26Joan Baez Jack-A-Roe Rare, Live & Classic [Box] (3 of 3) Amazon
27The Sunshine Boys What's the Matter With Deep Elem The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
28Red Allen Deep Elem Blues The Folkways Years 1964 – 1983 Amazon
29The Light Crust Doughboys Sittin' On Top Of The World 1936-1941 Amazon
30Dock Walsh In The Pines In The Pines – Tar Heel Folk Songs And Fiddle Tunes – Old-Time Music Of North Carolina 1926-1936 Amazon
31John Sebastian Minglewood Blues Chasin' Gus' Ghost Amazon