Louisiana Gumbo

Back to the bayou. Back to Bourbon Street. From a house of blues to the small clubs out across the river. We’ll be taking a journey into the deeper wells where the influences include urban blues, jazz, French Acadian, Caribbean, and African American.  And one could argue a handful of others. It’s all there in the sounds of south where the pianos and guitar amps are wired into a foundation of tradition…as if performed from a garage or cabin. Cookie & The Cupcakes’ swamp pop, swamp rock from Randy & The Rockets, New Orleans busking from Snooks Eaglin, classic piano noodling from the Professor and Dr. John, and a warm bouillabaisse of southern musical cuisine from Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino all served up on a Friday evening celebrating a few of the treats on community radio for Sonoma County, KOWS.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dr. John Honey Dripper Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
3Charles Sheffield Boogie Children Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
4Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars Walk Your Blues Away 'Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
5Dave Bartholomew Got You On My Mind 1952-1955 Amazon
6Joe Medwick Brought Down I4m An After Hour Man (The Crazy Cajun Recordings) Amazon
7Phil Bo Don't Take It So Hard Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
8Cookie & the Cupcakes Mathilda Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
9Cookie & His Cupcakes Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
10Rod Bernard This Should Go On Forever Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
11Dr. John Wash, Mama, Wash Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
12Erwin Babin Big Boy Blue Boppin' By The Bayou – Made In The Shade Amazon
13Clint West Our Love Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
14Clarence 'Bon Ton' Garlow Flip Flop Louisiana Swamp Blues Amazon
15Clarence 'Bon Ton' Garlow Hey Mr. Bon Ton Louisiana Swamp Blues Amazon
16Rod Bernard Diggy Liggy Lo Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
17Katie Webster & Bobby Jay Hey Mr Love Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
18Jay Nelson Silly Filly Oh Baby Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
19Fred Carter (You'll Have To) Come And Get It Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
20Randy & the Rockets Lets Do the Cajun Twist Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
21Rufus Jagneaux Opelousas Sostan Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
22Fats Domino La-La [Version 2] They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
23Fats Domino I Want You to Know They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
24Snooks Eaglin Lavinia Baby, You Can Get Your Gun! Amazon
25Snooks Eaglin By the Water Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
26Charles Sheffield I Would Be a Sinner Best Of Excello Vol 1: Sound of the Swamp Amazon
27Zorro & The Zips Frankie & Johnny Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
28Jay Chevalier & The Longshots Cuttin' Cane Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
29King Karl & Guitar Gable Mary Lou Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
30Warren Storm Hey Ma Ma Boppin' By The Bayou – Made In The Shade Amazon
31Terry Clement & The Tune Tones Hey Joli Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
32Irma Thomas Cry On Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
33Berna Dean I Walk In My Sleep Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
34Clarence "Frogman" Henry The Glory Of Love [Outtake] Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
35Bobby Charles Time Will Tell Chess New Orleans [Disc 1] Amazon
36Dr. John Iko Iko Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon

Carl Sandburg’s Songbag Pt 2

We had so much fun with our first installment a few months back that we thought it was worth a second installment…well, that and the depth and breadth of the American Songbag certainly lends itself to doing so. It doesn’t hurt either that it fits our deeper roots sensibilities so well. This installment finds us meandering about those classic songs whose topics include mellow blues ballads, hobo songs, Mexican border songs (how appropriate), tarnished love tales, and the ‘road to heaven’. Helping us through our sets we’ll be featuring an interesting collection of performers:  Dave Van Ronk, Dock Boggs, Rosanne Cash, and Peter Case. A host of others will join in the fun on Community Radio for Sonoma County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Willie The Weeper Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Amazon
3The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Willie the Weeper Dirt, Silver & Gold Disc 1 Amazon
4Dan Zanes Roll The Chariot Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
5Josh White Barbara Allen Best Of Josh White Amazon
6Delmore Brothers Frozen Girl Brown's Ferry Blues Amazon
7Dock Boggs Pretty Polly Country Blues Amazon
8The Carter Family My Sweetheart Is a Poor Working Girl/Waves of the Sea (Instrumental) On Border Radio – 1939 – vol. 1 Amazon
9Tony Rice House Carpenter Church Street Blues Amazon
10Hylo Brown Pretty Fair Maiden Legends & Tall Tales Amazon
11Ola Belle Reed, John Miller, Burl Kilby The Orphan Girl Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Amazon
12David Rawlings Midnight Train Poor David's Almanack Amazon
13Arlo Guthrie Gypsy Davy Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys (Remastered 2004) Amazon
14Peter Case Roving Gambler Sings Like Hell Amazon
15Rosanne Cash Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow The List Amazon
16Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra & William Warfield Old American Songs (Set One): Zion's Walls Copland Conducts Copland (Expanded Edition) Amazon
17Louis Armstrong Ezekiel Saw De Wheel Louis And The Good Book Amazon
18Sister Rosetta Tharpe Things That I used to do (and I Don't Do No More) The Gospel Truth Amazon
19The Robinson Children I Ain't Gwine Study About War No More Swinging Gospel Sounds (1935-1942) Amazon
20The Bronzemen Dese Bones Gwine Rise Again The Bronzemen – Radio Transcriptions (1939) Amazon
21Septeto Habanero Cielito Lindo Cuba. Por La Musica Amazon
22Los Panchos La Cucaracha – La Adelita Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
23Dan Zanes Lo Que Digo Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
24Kathy Reid-Naiman Pretty Betty Martin Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie Amazon
25Laurie Lewis Weevily Wheat Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals Amazon
26Dan Zanes Cuckoo Waltz Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
27Tom Paxton Times A-Getting Hard, Boys Seeds – The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3 (Disc 2 Of 2 – Friends Of Pete) Amazon
28Bobby Bare Times Are Gettin' Hard Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
29Ronnie Gilbert Lincoln And Liberty Songs Of The Civil War Amazon
30Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur The Boll Weevil Penny's Farm Amazon
31Dave Van Ronk Gamblers Blues Dust Bowl Blues Essential American Folk Amazon