Deeper Charley Patton

This week we’ll explore the music of the legendary Charley Patton. We’ll be dipping our toes into the birth of the Delta blues featuring some classic tracks from the gravel-voiced masked wonder as well as some rich covers from contemporary performers. Listen in for music from Otis Taylor, David Johansen, Corey Harris, and Taj Mahal…just to drop a few names. We’ll also scratch the surface of Charley’s career including some reflections from a master’s thesis written by none other than the American musicologist and musician, John Fahey. Tune in Friday morning as we board ourselves a raft to roll down the waters in search of the rich and elusive legend of the Mississippi Delta blues that was Charley Patton.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Dylan High Water (For Charley Patton) Love and Theft Amazon
3Charley Patton I Shall Not Be Moved The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 2] Amazon
4Paul Rishell & Anne Raines I Shall Not Be Moved Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
5Son House The Pony Blues Complete Library of Congress Sessions, The Amazon
6Charley Patton Pony Blues (Pm 12792, 15216–) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
7Guy Davis, T-Bone Wolk, Mark Murphy & Levon Helm Some of These Days Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
8Charley Patton Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 2] Amazon
9Charley Patton Poor Me The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 3] Amazon
10Rising Sons By And By (Poor Me) [Album Version] Rising Sons Amazon
11Charlie Musselwhite Pea Vine Blues Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
12Otis Taylor Stone Pony Americana Roots Songbook: Modern Blues Amazon
13Charley Patton Stone Pony Blues The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 3] Amazon
14McHouston Baker High Sheriff Blues Mississippi Delta Dues Amazon
15David Johansen High Sheriff Shaker Amazon
16Charley Patton High Sheriff Blues Pony Blues (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
17Steve James & Mark Rubin Elder Greene Blues Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
18Charley Patton Elder Greene Blues The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 1] Amazon
19Taj Mahal High Water Everywhere, Part 2 American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 2] Amazon
20Graham Parker Poor Me Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
21Corey Harris Moon Going Down Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
22Charley Patton Moon Going Down Pony Blues (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
23Dave Van Ronk Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
24Robert Nighthawk Mean Black Cat Greatest Blues Licks Amazon
25Charley Patton Charley Patton – Mean Black Cat Blues 24 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920_Vol 11 [ Blues Images ] Amazon
26Joe Louis Walker Sugar Mama Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
27The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Some of These Days I'll Be Gone (Charley Version) Peyton On Patton Amazon
28Charley Patton High Water Everywhere – Part 1 The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Amazon

If You’re Ready

Free form this morning, live from the studios in downtown Santa Rosa. Deeper Roots shares a rare mix of sounds including jug band sounds from Jim Kweskin, a new track from Maria Muldaur, The Ink Spots, Gal Holiday, and Pee Wee Crayton…oh what a mix. Dave hosts a unique blend of sounds each Friday morning and he’ll be setting aside a playlist or two that scratches the surface of the Burnette clan including Johnny, Dorsey, Billy and Rocky including a wrap up of some tracks from the great Bay Area-based  Solid Smoke reissue from the early 80s of the Rock n’ Roll Trio. Tune in for some Hash House Hattie and One Eyed Jacks, this Friday evening at 9

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
3Jay & The Americans Cara Mia Come A Little Bit Closer – The Best of Jay and The Americans Amazon
4Marvin & Johnny Cherry Pie Art Laboe's Memories Of El Monte/The Roots Of L.A.'s Rock And Roll Amazon
5Chuck Willis It's Too Late The King of the Stroll Amazon
6The Ink Spots You're Breaking My Heart The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
7Johnny Burnette Moody River The Ballads Of Amazon
8Johnny & Dorsey Burnette One Eyed Jacks Life is Like a Card Game (US Gambling Songs 1920s  1950s) Amazon
9Dorsey Burnette Hey Little One American Music Library: The Hits Of 1960 Amazon
10Rocky Burnette Tired Of Toein' The Line Sounds Of The Eighties: 1980 Amazon
11Billy Burnette Crazy Like Me Crazy Like Me Amazon
12Jim Kweskin Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
13Ames Brothers The The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane Your Hit Parade – 1955 Amazon
14Maria Muldaur Scat Skunk Don't You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker) Amazon
15Cliff Edwards & His Hot Combination Good Little Bad Little You Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: The New York Sessions 1926-35 Amazon
16Rudy Vallie & His Connecticut Yankees You Oughta Be In Pictures The Voice That Had Them Fainting 1928-1937 Amazon
17John Hartford Late Last Night When My Willie Came Home Morning Bugle Amazon
18Roy Rogers You Can't Break My Heart 1942-1947 (Warped 4561) Amazon
19Tommy Duncan Please Come Back Home Texas Moon Amazon
20Dick Reinhart Hash House Hattie You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
21Living Sisters Make Love To Me Run For Cover – EP Amazon
22Bobby Bare Come On Home (And Sing Blues To Daddy) The Best Of Bobby Bare Amazon
23Gal Holiday and the Hony Tonk Revue Come Home Lost & Found Amazon
24Paul Simon Mother And Child Reunion Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar Amazon
25Sonia Ross Breaking My Heart Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels Amazon
26Marvin Gaye Baby Don't You Do It Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Band Don't Do It (Baby Don't You Do It) To Kingdom Come [Disc 2] Amazon
28Pee Wee Crayton Don't Break My Heart Pee Wee's Blues – The Complete Aladdin And Imperial Recordings Amazon
29Buddy Johnson When My Man Comes Home R&B Jukebox Hits 1944 Amazon
30Rosemary Clooney Cherry Pies Ought To Be You Tenderly Amazon
31Frankie Yankovic The Happy Wanderer The Happy Wanderer-Frankie Yankovic & The Yanks Amazon
32Johnny Burnette Rock n Roll Trio Sweet Love On My Mind Tear It Up Amazon
33Johnny Burnette Rock n Roll Trio Your Baby Blue Eyes Tear It Up Amazon

Hello Operator

Long before we were graced with the voices of SAM, Siri, or Alexa, and before we could carry our smart devices around like a wallet or clutch…there were the women and men who served us from behind the receiver: the telephone operator. Maybe they didn’t have the answer to everything but they could connect us to about anyone anywhere in the world. But it usually cost more than we were willing to admit. This week’s Deeper Roots show takes on the theme of the telephone operator, the long distance connector, and the person with a soul…and usually a quick hangup if there were not enough coins to drop in the pay phone. It was the penalty for human interaction I guess. We’ll let Jorma, Johnny Otis, Wanda Jackson, and Eddie Floyd take us on a trip back to rotary dials and party lines in this week’s episode, live from the Santa Rosa studios at KOWS.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mary Wells Operator Looking Back 1961-1964 Amazon
3Dusty Owens Hello Operator Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
4Rusty McDonald Call Operator 210 Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
5Hank Snow I Just Telephoned Upstairs The Chronogical Classics 1951-1952 (Warped 5244) Amazon
6Bonnie Guitar Hello, Hello, Please Answer The Phone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
7Wanda Jackson Between The Window And The Phone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
8The Blue Sky Boys The Royal Telephone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
9Johnny Burnette Operator The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD 9 Amazon
10Howard Crockett Please Answer The Phone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
11Jorma Kaukonen Operator River Of Time Amazon
12The Band Long Distance Operator A Musical History [Disc 2] Amazon
13The Golden Gate Quartet I Just Telephone Upstairs Vol. 6 (1949-1952) Amazon
14The Jordaniares I Telephoned Upstairs The Jordaniares Gospel Amazon
15Selah Jubilee Singers Royal Telephone Complete Recorded Works – Vol. 1 (1939-1941) Amazon
16Sister Wynona Carr Operator, Operator Dragnet For Jesus Amazon
17Spirit Of Memphis Quartet The Atomic Telephone The Best Of King Gospel Amazon
18Sister Wynona Carr Don't Miss That Train Dragnet For Jesus Amazon
19Johnny Otis Call Operator 210 Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 6] West Coast Blues V2 Amazon
20Tony & Tyrone Please Operator After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
21Gladys Knight & The Pips Operator Soul Grooves Amazon
22The Marvelettes Beechwood 4-5789 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Marvelettes Amazon
23Eddie Floyd 634-5789 Stax Profiles – Eddie Floyd Amazon
24Ry Cooder 634-5789 Borderline Amazon
25Tommy Tutone 867-5309/Jenny Radio Hits of the '80s Amazon
26Rosanne Cash Radio Operator Black Cadillac Amazon
27Jim Croce Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits Amazon
28The Manhattan Transfer Operator Anthology – Down in Birdland [Disc 1] Amazon
29The Grateful Dead Operator American Beauty Amazon
30Bob Gaddy Operator The Classic Old Town Records Amazon
31Effie Smith Dial That Telephone (07-27-51) 1945-1953 Amazon
32Floyd Dixon Call Operator 210 The Aladdin Story (Pt. 2) Amazon