Stay on the Gospel Side

We’ll be taking a bit of a traditional free form exploration of gospel, blues, soul, and country, pairing up The Blind Boys of Alabama with James Carr and Bobby “Blue” Bland for a soul stew of the day. The fun doesn’t stop there; in face, it just gets started and we’ll be reaching into the dusty country bins for some Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers. And new sounds: a benefit piece, a cover of Tom Petty’s For Real performed by Willie Nelson and the Family…right alongside a new track from The James Hunter Six. Friday evenings on KWTF pushes the roots envelope every week. Join Dave Stroud at 9 Pacific.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Blind Boys of Alabama Stay On the Gospel Side Almost Home Amazon
3The Norman Luboff Choir Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen Songs of the South and Songs of the Sea Amazon
4Big Bill Broonzy Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen An Introduction To Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
5Ryan Bingham Nobody Knows My Trouble Fear And Saturday Amazon
6Elvis Presley Swing Down, Sweet Chariot Elvis Double Features: Live a Little, Love a Little + Charro! + The Trouble with Girls + Change of Habit Amazon
7Bobby 'Blue' Bland Turn On Your Love Light Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
8James Carr These Ain't Raindrops The Essential James Carr Amazon
9Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir I Shall Wear A Crown Do Not Pass Me By Vol. II Amazon
10Big Al Downing The Story Of My Life Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
11The Bobby Fuller Four Never To Be Forgotten The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four Amazon
12Los Super Seven Let Her Dance (ft. Joe Ely) Heard It On The X Amazon
13Buddy Holly Rock Me Baby Buddy Holly And The R&R Giants Amazon
14John Hiatt Crossing Muddy Waters Here To Stay – Best Of 2000-2012 Amazon
15Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Micah Nelson, Jakob Dylan, Dhani Harrison & Amos Lee For Real For Real – Single Amazon
16Maria Muldaur Moonlight Heart of Mine Amazon
17The Everly Brothers Devoted To You Singles 1955-1959 Amazon
18The 5 Royales Dedicated To The One I Love Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour: The Best Of The Second Series Amazon
19Wilson Pickett Three-Time Loser A Man & A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett [Disc 1] Amazon
20The Showmen The Wrong Girl Birth Of Soul: 2 Amazon
21The James Hunter Six I Can Change Your Mind Nick of Time Amazon
22The Sons Of The Pioneers Wagon Wheels Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
23Roy Rogers Rock Me to Sleep in My Saddle 1942-1947 (Warped 4561) Amazon
24Si Kahn and The Looping Brothers Rock Me Roll Me Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions Amazon
25Chuck Wagon & the Wheels Play That Country Music Cowboy Off the Top Rope Amazon
26Buck Owens Hello Trouble Buck 'Em: The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Amazon
27Joe Ely Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown Honky Tonk Masquerade Amazon
28Ernest Tubb That Wild and Wicked Look in Your Eyes Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
29Frankie Miller Lookin4 Around Downtown Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
30Buddy Miller Does My Ring Burn Your Finger Cruel Moon Amazon
31The Staple Singers Do You Know Him Hammer and Nails Amazon
32Freddie King Yonder Wall King Of The Blues Amazon
33Howlin' Wolf Oh! Red Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
34Howlin' Wolf Killing Floor Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
35Waring's Pennsylvanians Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon

Rock Island to James Alley

From the rail yard to back alleys of the urban south to St. James Infirmary, we explore that short life of trouble blending populist, folk, blues, and songs of the west. And we’ll hear contrasting sounds of new and old; stories of Gypsy Davie, Black Jack David, and hard gospel truths from the likes of Josh White, The Meat Purveyors, The Carters, Merrill Moore and Blind Willie Johnson. Deeper Roots’ first show of 2020 will inject the clarity of folk blues with traditional songs performed by contemporary artists alongside early century classics. Tune in every Friday morning at 9 on KOWS Community Radio for Deeper Roots. Streaming at kowsfm.com/listen.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash Rock Island Line His Sun Years: Down South Amazon
3Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Rock Island Line A Long Way from Home Amazon
4Merrill Moore Rock Island Line Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 2] Amazon
5Richard Rabbitt Brown James Alley Blues Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 3A: Songs Amazon
6Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands James Alley Blues (Featuring Aoife O'Donovan) The Hazel and Alice Sessions Amazon
7Bob Dylan Black Jack Davey Good As I Been To You Amazon
8Ray Rhodes Black Jack Davy (Child 200) Art of Field Recording: Volume II – Disc 4: Unaccompanied Songs and Ballads Amazon
9The Carter Family Black Jack David Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 5) Amazon
10Woody Guthrie Gypsy Davy Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection Amazon
11Arlo Guthrie Gypsy Davy Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys (Remastered 2004) Amazon
12Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men A Short Life of Trouble Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
13Buell Kazee A Short Life Of Trouble The Rose Grew Round The Briar Amazon
14Clarence Ashley Little Sadie A Portrait of Dylan Amazon
15Bob Dylan Little Sadie Self Portrait Amazon
16The Meat Purveyors John Hardy The Executioners Last Songs, Volume 3 Amazon
17The Carter Family John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads Amazon
18Blind Joe Taggart Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Vol. 2-(1929-34) Amazon
19Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
20Paul Thorn Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon
21Blind Willie Johnson Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Disc 1) Amazon
22Blind Willie Johnson John The Revelator Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 2B: Social Music Amazon
23Irma Thomas Another Man Done Gone After the Rain Amazon
24Carolina Chocolate Drops Another Man Done Gone Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind Amazon
25Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys This Train Vintage Collections Amazon
26Sister Rosetta Tharpe This Train Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Golden Gate Quartet Blind Barnabas Vol. 4 (1939-1943) Amazon
28The Blind Boys Of Alabama Old Blind Barnabas Atom Bomb Amazon
29Allen Toussaint St. James Infirmary The Bright Mississippi Amazon
30Josh White St. James Infirmary (mono) The Elektra Years – disc 1 Amazon
31Betty Boop St. James Infirmary Blues Betty Boop Amazon
32Merle Travis Over In Gloryland Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
33Tex Ritter Sam Bass Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon