Golden Age of Country

It’s a time that followed the second World War and baked into its foundation were the sounds of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Spade Cooley, Bob Wills among others. The music was inspired by bluegrass, folk, blues, and jazz with Country Swing and barn dances sparking a popularity that blanketed the American musical landscape from the Pacific to the southern Atlantic. It was a sound that solidified the title of “Country and Western” and he’ll be sharing some of the great performances in this week’s episode: Patsy Cline, Little Jimmy Dickens, George Jones, Ferlin Husky, and Webb Pierce…just to name a few. While the sound would fade away sometime around the turn of the seventies, when rock n’ roll would elbow it (more like steamroll it) out in popularity on the airwaves, it is revered and restated to this day as a cornerstone of what we recognize as Americana music.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Robbins Singing The Blues Hillbilly Fever – Vol. 3: Legends Of Nashville Amazon
3Webb Pierce Why Baby Why Featuring Red Sovine All Hits! [Disc 2] Amazon
4Ray Price Crazy Arms Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
5Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel Collections Amazon
6The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie The Complete Cadence Recordings 1957-1960 Disc 1 Amazon
7Little Jimmy Dickens Hey Worm (You Wanna Wiggle) Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
8Ferlin Husky Gone Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 – Heroes Of Country Music – Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast Amazon
9Marty Robbins The White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) Magic Moments Amazon
10Bobby Helms Fraulein Classic Country Amazon
11Patsy Cline Walkin' After Midnight 12 Greatest Hits Amazon
12Ray Price My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You The Essential Ray Price 1951-1962 Amazon
13Little Jimmy Dickens A-Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed The Old Country Church/Raisin' The Dickens Amazon
14Marvin Rainwater Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Three Classic Albums Plus Singles 1955-1962 Amazon
15Johnny Cash Ballad Of A Teenage Queen His Sun Years Amazon
16Johnny Cash I Still Miss Someone 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
17Lefty Frizzell If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time Selected Sides – 1957-59 Amazon
18Little Jimmy Dickens Me And My Big Loud Mouth The Essential "Little" Jimmy Dickens Amazon
19Don Gibson Oh, Lonesome Me RCA Country Legends Amazon
20Charlie Walker Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
21Jim Reeves Billy Bayou Country Roads – Ralph Emery Presents – For The Good Times Amazon
22Patsy Cline I Can See An Angel The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
23Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Drivin' Nails In My Coffin Songs For Rounders Amazon
24George Jones White Lightning The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country Disc 1 Amazon
25Johnny Horton The Battle Of New Orleans Classic Country Amazon
26Stonewall Jackson Waterloo Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
27The Browns The Three Bells Classic Country Amazon
28Marty Robbins El Paso Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Amazon
29Buck Owens Under Your Spell Again The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
30Kitty Wells Amigos Guitar Queen of Country Amazon
31Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys A Six Pack To Go Vintage Collections Amazon
32Wynn Stewart Wishful Thinking Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 – Heroes Of Country Music – Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast Amazon
33Loretta Lynn I'm A Honkey Tonk Girl Loretta Lynn Legendery Country Singer Amazon
34Willie Nelson Nite Life One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
35Porter Wagoner The Cold Hard Facts of Life The Essential Porter Wagoner Amazon
36Jimmie Skinner Don4t Let Love Get You Down Country & Western Nuggets Amazon

Eight to the Bar

It’s a free form collection that knows no boundaries. Dynamic sounds from the past century of America’s music including tracks from Kinky Friedman, Hank Snow, Clara Ward, The Charioteers, and a host of others from every corner. We’ll be sharing The Old Spinning Wheel, a parlor song; songs about a baseball and silver screen legend; and gospel from the deeper wells. Join Dave Stroud for another Deeper Roots evening on KOWS Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Fitzgerald Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar Get Happy Amazon
3El Pauling & Royal Abbit Send Me Somebody The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
4Freddie King Please Send Me Someone To Love King Of The Blues Amazon
5Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Gonna Send You Where I Got You From Mercury B&R Story '45-'55 – [Disc 1]: Midwest Blues V1 Amazon
6Nina Simone Children Go Where I Send You The Amazing Nina Simone/Nina Simone At Town Hall Amazon
7The Charioteers Walk Together Children Good News, Vol. 2: Wade In The Water Amazon
8The Original Gospel Harmonettes Just To Behold His Face Good News (Vol 3) Get Away Jordan Amazon
9Clara Ward And The Ward Sisters You Must Have Good Religion Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 2] Amazon
10Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue Plastic Jesus Set Two Amazon
11Wanda Jackson No Wedding Bells For Joe (2002 Digital Remaster) Wanda Jackson Amazon
12John Prine/Iris Dement In Spite of Ourselves In Spite of Ourselves Amazon
13Laura Nyro Wedding Bell Blues Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro (1 of 2) Amazon
14The Del-Vikings I Hear Bells (Wedding Bells) Hit The Road Jack- The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
15Kinky Friedman Marilyn and Joe Pearls in the Snow: The Songs of Kinky Friedman Amazon
16Simon & Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson The Essential Simon & Garfunkel [Disc 2] Amazon
17Blackjack Wayne Holding Hands For Joe I Got A Woman : Gems From The Decca Vaults [Disc 1] Amazon
18Hank Williams No, No Joe Beyond The Sunset Amazon
19Ernie K-Doe Popeye Joe Absolutely the Best Amazon
20The Howlin' Brothers World Spinning Round Trouble Amazon
21Hank Snow The Old Spinning Wheel (Chet Atkins) The Singing Ranger Disc 1 of 4 Amazon
22The Beau Hunks The Old Spinning Wheel The Beau Hunks Play The Original Laurel & Hardy Music [Disc 2] Amazon
23C.W. Stoneking I'm The Jungle Man Gon' Boogaloo Amazon
24Duke Ellington Jungle Jamboree The Jungle Band – The Brunswick Era Vol 2 (1929-31) Amazon
25Eddie Cantor Hungry Women grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
26Dwight Yoakam Send Me the Pillow Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room Amazon
27Fatso Bentley June-teenth Jamboree The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
28Duke Ellington Mood Indigo The Jungle Band – The Brunswick Era Vol 2 (1929-31) Amazon
29Blue Lu Barker Where's Joe Chronological Blue Lu Barker (1946-1949) Amazon
30Gloria Lynne Cool Daddy Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
31Little Richard Send Me Some Lovin' The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
32Robert Gordon and Link Wray Black Slacks Too Fast to live… Too Young to Die Amazon
33Steve Earle & the Dukes Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now Terraplane Amazon
34Sam Cooke You Send Me Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon