Country Songwriters

This week’s Deeper Roots pays tribute to a collection of country songwriters who made an impact on the American musical art form, defining the tone and story that was told. We’ll walk through nearly a hundred years of performances by the familiars: Emmylou Harris, Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, and Ray Charles, all taking on the songs of A.P. Carter, Jimmie Rodgers, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and Cindy Walker. We’ll also hear from Dolly, Willie, and Elvis on a cold and wet January Friday in West Sonoma County. Join Dave Stroud as he enters his seventh year hosting our two hour show live from the Sebastopol studios of KOWS Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Emmylou Harris Gold Watch and Chain Roses in the Snow Amazon
3Rosanne Cash Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow The List Amazon
4Jorma Kaukonen You & My Old Guitar Blue Country Heart Amazon
5Ricky Skaggs I Don't Care The Essential Ricky Skaggs Amazon
6The Louvin Brothers The Precious Jewel Sing The Great Roy Acuff Songs Amazon
7Leon Russell I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Hank Wilson's Back [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
8Jerry Lee Lewis You Win Again A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
9Dwight Yoakam Always Late (With Your Kisses) Hillbilly Deluxe Amazon
10Ray Charles Busted Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
11Buck Owens Together Again The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
12Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen Take Me Back Again Running Wild Amazon
13Cyndi Lauper Night Life (Featuring Willie Nelson) Detour Amazon
14Willie Nelson Crazy One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
15Hank Snow/Willie Nelson Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On In the Jailhouse Now/Brand on My Heart Amazon
16Patsy Cline I Fall To Pieces The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
17Burl Ives A Little Bitty Tear (Single Version) 20th Century Masters :The Millennium Collection: Best of Burl Ives Amazon
18Les Paul I'm Movin' On Legend and Legacy [Disc 3] Amazon
19Elvis Presley Guitar Man Artist of the Century Disc 2 Amazon
20John Cowan Devil Woman (feat. John McFee) Sixty Amazon
21Jim Reeves Home Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
22Roger Miller Husbands And Wives Country Legends Amazon
23Merle Haggard And The Strangers Branded Man (2006 Digital Remaster) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
24Dave Alvin Kern River Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
25Tom T. Hall A Week In A Country Jail Classic Country: Great Story Songs [Disc 1] Amazon
26Johnny Cash I'll Go Somewhere And Sing My Songs Again The Mystery Of Life Amazon
27Dolly Parton Jolene Jolene Amazon
28Alison Krauss/Shania Twain/Union Station Coat of Many Colors Just Because I'm a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton Amazon
29Willie Nelson Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down ["Naked" version] Naked Willie Amazon
30Bobby Bare Miller's Cave The Best Of Bobby Bare Amazon
31Steve Earle Tecumseh Valley Train a Comin' Amazon

Goodnight Irene

Free form this week. We’re pulling out the stops with a mix of gospel from the King’s Sacred Quartette, Band memories from Steve Forbert and Rick Danko, some sixties garage band, classic R&B from Shirley & Lee and Lloyd Price, and the Motown sounds of Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, and Stevie Wonder. The mix includes country, blues classics, and an After Hours mash-up…all for you…all for community radio on a Friday morning in West County. Join in the revelry.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dr. John Good Night, Irene Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
3Ingrid Lucia & the Flying Neutrinos After Hours The Hotel Child Amazon
4Willie Dixon And Friends After Hours Willie Dixon And Friends, Vol. 9 Amazon
5Ivory Joe Hunter I Almost Lost My Mind The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter : 1947 – 1950 Amazon
6Fats Domino The Girl I Love [Version 2] This Is Gold Disc 1 Amazon
7Sister Rosetta Tharpe Beams of Heaven Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
8The Soul Stirrers Slow Train Tribute to Sam Cooke Amazon
9King's Sacred Quartette Turn Your Radio On Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
10Rick Danko When I Get My Just Rewards Cryin' Heart Blues Amazon
11Steve Forbert Wild as the Wind Just Like There's Nothin' to It Amazon
12Bob Dylan & The Band The Shape I'm In Before The Flood [Live] [Disc 2] Amazon
13The Byrds You Ain't Going Nowhere Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
14Maria Muldaur Sweetheart Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
15Sam Cooke Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out The Man Who Invented Soul [Box Set] (2 of 4) Amazon
16Kermit Ruffins When It's Sleepy Time Down South We Partyin' Traditional Style Amazon
17The Fabulous Thunderbirds Stagger Lee Porky's Revenge! [Expanded] Amazon
18Cannibal & the Headhunters Land of 1000 Dances Classic Rock: 1965 – Shakin' All Over Amazon
19Lloyd Price Rock 'n' Roll Dance Buddy Holly And The R&R Giants [Disc 3] Amazon
20Shirley & Lee I Want To Dance Shirley & Lee Rock Amazon
21Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels Mitch Ryder Radio Promo Detroit Breakout! 1 Amazon
22Booker T. & the MG's Time Is Tight The Very Best of Booker T. & the MG's Amazon
23The Four Tops It's the Same Old Song Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
24Marvin Gaye Stubborn Kind of Fellow The Soul of Detroit – Disc 1 Amazon
25Little Stevie Wonder Contract On Love The Great American Soul Book Chapter 1: Any Way You Wanta! Amazon
26Richard Lanham On Your Radio Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
27Johnnie & Joe Over the Mountain, Across the Sea, Pt. 2 The Very Best of Johnnie & Joe – Over the Mountain, Across the Sea Amazon
28Blu Lu Barker That Made Him Mad Don't You Feel My Leg Amazon
29Wanda Jackson Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
30Levon Helm False Hearted Lover Blues Dirt Farmer Amazon
31Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur Diamond Joe Penny's Farm Amazon
32The Louvin Brothers There's A Higher Power Long Play Collection Amazon
33Warren Zevon Excitable Boy A Quiet Normal Life: The Best of Warren Zevon Amazon
34Dale Evans My Heart Is Down Texas Way (Radio) Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West Cd 1 Amazon

Who We Lost 2018

We’ll circle back to the past twelve months on Deeper Roots’ Friday evening with a little bit of reverence and a whole lot of thanks.  While this past year struck what could be a mortal blow to democracy as we know it, a number of greats (both high profile and ‘under the radar’) were lost along the way.  The names may not be so easy to collate with only two hours to share but we’ll do our best. Remembering Clarence Fountain, Eddy Clearwater, Otis Rush, Eugene Pitt, Marty Balin, Lorrie Collins, Tony Joe White, Roy Clark, and so many others on a Friday evening on  Sonoma County community radio. Tune into our last show of the year and help us remember what these performers brought us.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Buddy Holly Peggy Sue From the Original Master Tapes Amazon
3Tony Joe White Polk Salad Annie Classic Rock: 1969 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
4Roy Clark Yesterday When I Was Young Superstars Of Country Hello Darlin' [Disc 2] Amazon
5Freddie Hart Easy Loving Superstars Of Country: Easy Loving [Disc 1] Amazon
6Don Cherry Band Of Gold Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
7Lorrie Collins Another Man Done Gone Hop, Skip And Jump [Disc 2] Amazon
8Jefferson Airplane It's No Secret Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970 Disc 1 Amazon
9The Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Oh Happy Day: The Best Of The Edwin Hawkins Singers Amazon
10The Blind Boys Of Alabama Stand By Me Higher Ground Amazon
11Neville Brothers Brother Blood Uptown Rulin' / The Best Of The Neville Brothers Amazon
12Hugh Masekela Grazing In The Grass Easy Listening Gold 1968-1969 [Disc 2] Amazon
13Nancy Wilson You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Capitol Sings Cole Porter: Anything Goes Amazon
14Bob Dorough Your The Dangerous Type Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour – Best Of The Second Series Amazon
15Roy Hargrove Afrodisia Habana Amazon
16Aretha Franklin Think Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
17The Temptations Cloud Nine Anthology, Vol. 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
18Denise Lasalle You Shoulda Kept It in the Bedroom On the Chitlin Circuit Amazon
19Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Back Down to Earth Rock 'n' Roll City Amazon
20Otis Rush & His Band Violent Love The Cobra Records Story (Disc 1) Chicago Rock and Blues 1956-1958 Amazon
21Lazy Lester I Hear You Knockin' The Best Of Excello Records Amazon
22Big Jay McNeely & His Blue Jays Deacon's Hop Jump, Jive & Swing Amazon
23Irma Thomas With Henry Butler River Is Waiting Putumayo Presents Rhythm & Blues Amazon
24Tab Hunter I'm A Runaway My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
25Cyril Pahinui & Bob Brozman Hilo E/E Lili'u E Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar: Masters Collection, v2 Amazon
26Jack Costanzo Peter Gunn Mambo Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 2: Mambo Fever Amazon
27Joe Rene & Orchestra/The Jive Five My True Story Doo Wop Box Disc 4 Amazon
28The Crystals Uptown The Best Of The Crystals Amazon
29Chairmen of the Board Give Me Just A Little More Time 70s Music Explosion – Sunshine Disc 2 Amazon
30The Ventures Walk, Don't Run 61* [Box Set] Disc 1 Amazon
31Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama Pure 70's Amazon