Shake That Thing

Gospel, Wynonie Harris, Muleskinner Blues, and Lady Soul. Fine Friday free form festivities coming your way on KOWS Community Radio, broadcasting live from the studios in downtown Santa Rosa, California. We’ve got Bobby Bare, The Boswell Sisters, Johnny Cash, David Lindley, and so much more that we’re bursting. Every month or so Deeper Roots takes a break from themes, genres, tributes, and the sometimes studied look at the last century of America’s music and kicks back in the musical easy chair, sharing a cross section of performances from some of the best artists and songwriters. Tune in for an uplifting selection this Friday evening.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Wynonie Harris Shake That Thing Plug It In! Turn It Up! – Teil 1: Die Anfdnge 1939 – 1954 Amazon
3Little Esther & the Dominoes The Deacon Moves In Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
4Louis Jordan Lemonade Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
5The Blenders Don't Play Around with Love Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
6Louis Armstrong I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music Rhythm Saved The World Amazon
7The Mills Brothers Swing Is The Thing Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
8The Boswell Sisters That's How Rhythm Was Born That's How Rhythm Was Born Amazon
9The Boswell Sisters Concentratin' It's The Girls Amazon
10Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey Rhythm Saved The World The Gems Of Jazz Amazon
11Aretha Franklin Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
12Aretha Franklin Old Landmark Amazing Grace (The Complete Recordings) [Disc 2] Amazon
13The Blind Boys Of Alabama People Get Ready Higher Ground Amazon
14Sarah Jarosz Ring Them Bells Follow Me Down Amazon
15Rhiannon Giddens Up Above My Head Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
16Sister Marie Knight And The Sam Price Trio Trouble In Mind Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
17Bob Dylan Man in the Long Black Coat Chronicles, Vol. 1 Amazon
18Johnny Cash God's Gonna Cut You Down American V: A Hundred Highways Amazon
19Bobby Bare Four Strong Winds Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
20Jimmy Martin 20/20 Vision Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
21Dolly Parton Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel – No. 8) 1970 Amazon
22Skeeter Davis I'm A Lover (Not A Fighter) The Essential Skeeter Davis Amazon
23Dave Edmunds Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love) D.E. 7th Amazon
24Ricky Skaggs Don't Get Above Your Raising The Essential Ricky Skaggs Amazon
25Carlene Carter Baby Ride Easy Hindsight 20/20 Amazon
26Bob Dylan Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest John Wesley Harding Amazon
27John Fogerty Rambunctious Boy Blue Moon Swamp Amazon
28John Hiatt Master of Disaster [2005] Master of Disaster Amazon
29Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
30Big John & the Buzzards Your Cash Ain't Nothin But Trash Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon

Ants In My Pants

Whether it was Prohibition, the need for comic relief from the worst Depression our country has known, or the release from Victorian norms in the age of the flapper…something was afoot. The humor it portended is not something that we all understand in this age… but it’s worth looking at. Novelty ruled the day and every Victrola and Edison radio spilled a silly song, whether it worked from puns or light humor (pop music), corny songs that sometimes had hidden charms (country and folk), or right in your face real life naughty bits (the blues)…there was something for everyone to sample. We’ll hear from Lonzo and Oscar, Milton Brown, Frank Crumit, George Formby, and Lonnie Johnson in this week’s episode of Deeper Roots. A hoot and a holler by any other name on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Lonnie Johnson She's Making Whoopee In Hell Tonight Hot Fingers Amazon
3Frank Crumit My Little Bimbo Down on the Bimbo Isle (1920) grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
4Billy Murray I'll See You In C-U-B-A Echoes From The 1920's Disc 1 Amazon
5Ozzie & Harriet Nelson Oh Susanna, Dust off That Old Pianna The Nelson Touch Amazon
6Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Down By the O-H-I-O The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
7Roy Newman I Can't Dance (I've Got Ants In My Pants) The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
8The Johnson Sisters Hillbilly Soldier Joe Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
9Texas Jim Robertson The Last Page of Mein Kampf Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
10Sweet Violet Boys I Love My Fruit Okeh Western Swing Amazon
11The Happiness Boys: Billy Jones & Ernest Hare I've Never Seen A Straight Banana The Charleston Days Amazon
12Hoosier Hot Shots I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones) Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
13Lonzo & Oscar I'm My Own Grandpa Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
14Lonzo and Oscar Girls Don't Nag Your Husbands 1947-1950 (Warped 4741) Amazon
15Six Jumping Jacks I Do Not Chose to Run Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
16Buddy Rogers (I'd Like to Be) A Bee in Your Boudoir The Big Broadcast vol. 6 Amazon
17Paul Specht Shoo-Shoo-Boogie-Boo Static Strut: Hot Dance Rarities 1922-1930 Amazon
18George Formby Grandad's Flannelette Nightshirt I'm The Ukulele Man Amazon
19The Three Keys Oh! By Jingo The Big Broadcast, Volume 2: Jazz and Popular Music of the 1920s and 1930s Amazon
20Marx Brothers I'm Against It/Horse Feathers Horse Feathers / Animal Crackers Amazon
21Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Lydia, The Tatooed Lady gimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
22Ben Selvin and his Orch (The Knickerbockers). v/ Dick Robertson When Yuba Plays The Rhumba On the Tuba orig. 78 rpm Columbia 2483-D Amazon
23Ross & Sargent Nellie the Nudist Queen Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
24Ozzie Nelson Avis Scaffin Fortintoo Campus Swing Amazon
25Frank Crumit Crazy Words Crazy Tune Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of Frank Crumit Amazon
26Frank Crumit The Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of Frank Crumit Amazon
27Frank Crumit Song of the Prune The Silly Songs (1922 to 1934) Amazon
28Leslie Sarony with Harry Hudson & His Melody Men My Wife Is On A Diet The Charleston Days Amazon
29Helen Kane with the Victor Orchestra directed by Leonard Joy Dangerous Nan McGrew Flappers, Vamps And Sweet Young Things Amazon
30Helen Kane I Taut I Taw a Puddy Kat The Boop Boop a Doop Girls Amazon
31Carmen Miranda I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) Anthology Amazon
32Irving Aaronson and His Commanders Oh! You Sweet Old Whatcha May Call It The Big Broadcast vol. 9 Amazon

Rare Female Soul

From the deeper bins of the sixties and seventies…heartbreak, cheating, and all the soul from the ladies perspective. Some powerful divas deliver the goods in this week’s episode of Deeper Roots. The songs you’ll hear were those on the chart bubble, some local, some national, but all worth a revisit. If you’ve heard more than a handful of these deep soul tracks, we’d be surprised. Join Dave Stroud as this week he’ll be sharing the sounds of Tammy Montgomery, Wendy Rene, Mitty Collier, Geraldine Hunt, and some names you’ll know including Irma Thomas, Mary Wells, and Etta James. Tune in on a Friday morning in Sonoma County for the best soul you’ve never heard.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jean Plum Look at the Boy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
3Mitty Collier I Had A Talk With My Man Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
4Mitty Collier I Gotta Get Away From It All Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
5Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
6Delilah Keenebruew Bright Lights After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
7Sugar Pie DeSanto I Want To Know Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
8Darlene Love Too Late To Say You're Sorry After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
9Wendy Rene What Will Tomorrow Bring? Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
10Barbara & The Browns I Don't Want To Have To Wait Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
11Mary Wells Can't You See (You're Losing Me) After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
12Tammy Montgomery It's Mine Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
13Etta James Seven Day Fool Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
14Barbara Lynn You're Losing Me After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
15Ernestine Anderson You're Not The Guy For Me Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
16Bettye LaVette Let Me Down Easy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
17Doris Duke He's Gone Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
18Odessa Harris A Rockin' Good Way Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
19Jackie Shane Cruel Cruel World Any Other Way Amazon
20Irma Thomas Don't Mess With My Man Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
21Geraldine Hunt I Let Myself Go Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
22Barbara Brown Can't Find No Happiness Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 4 Amazon
23Loretta Williams I'm Missing You Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
24Mitty Collier Don't Let Her Take My Baby Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
25Varetta & The Thomases Fly By Night Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
26Marvelettes Way Over There Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
27Maxine Brown Am I Falling In Love Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
28Betty O'Brian She'll Be Gone Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
29Brendetta Davis I Can't Make It Without Him Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Taken From Our Vaults, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Betty & Ray You're Too Much Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
31Carla Thomas I Can't Take It Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
32Birdlegs & Pauline And Their Versatility Birds Spring Birth Of Soul: 2 Amazon
33Madeline Bell Soul Time Bell's A Poppin' Amazon

Travelin’ Blues

This week’s episode of Deeper Roots focuses on gospel, blues, and tradition with a theme being the “travelin’ blues”. Whether that’s a long ride to perdition or salvation on the King’s highway or a ready roll down the road apiece…our journey will avoid the toll roads, whether they be the sacred or the profane. Performances this morning feature Rory Block, Chris Smither, Eric Clapton, Freddie King, and The Golden Gate Quartet. The show is a ‘first installment’ of traveling songs…songs about the highways…told in the key of blues with the followup in coming months being one that focuses on the country and bluegrass sound. But not today. Today’s about the blues and the gospel. Drop by.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Maria Muldaur Travelin' Shoes Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
3Blind Sammie (Blind Willie McTell) Travelin' Blues Lonesome Whistle – An Anthology Of American Railroad Song Amazon
4Taj Mahal Farther On Down The Road The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
5Roland Stone Down The Road The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 5] Amazon
6Freddie Slack Down The Road Boogie Woogie [Disc 10] Amazon
7Eric Clapton Further On Down the Road Old Sock Amazon
8Chris Smither Look Down the Road I'm a Stranger Too!/Don't It Drag On Amazon
9Mattie Delaney Down The Big Road Blues Mississippi Masters Amazon
10Unidentified Quartet I Look Down The Road And Wonder Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
11The Golden Gate Quartet I Looked Down The Road And Wondered Travelin' Shoes Amazon
12Vera Ward Hall Travelin' Shoes Crossroads: Southern Roots Amazon
13Rory Block If You Haven't Any Hay, Get On Down The Road Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James Amazon
14Paul Butterfield's Better Days Highway 28 'Better Days' + 'Better Days – It All Comes Back' Amazon
15Johnny "Guitar" Watson Highway 60 Space Guitar Amazon
16Lowell Fulson Highway 99 Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
17Gatemouth Moore Highway 61 Blues Hey Mr. Gatemouth – Complete King Recordings Amazon
18Honeyboy Edwards Strollin' Down Highway 61 Roamin and Ramblin Amazon
19Snooks Eaglin Traveling Mood Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
20Doc Pomus Traveling Dog Singer & Songwriter Amazon
21Ella Johnson & Buddy Johnson Get On Down The Road Go Ahead And Rock And Roll Amazon
22Ernie Andrews With Maxwell Davis Orchestra Travelin' Baby Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
23Slim Gaillard & His Boogiereeners Travelin' Blues Laughing in Rhythm: Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti) [Disc 3] Amazon
24T-Bone Walker Travelin' Blues The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 1] Amazon
25Smiley Lewis Lonesome Highway ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon
26Howling Wolf Driving This Highway Sings The Blues Amazon
27Freddie King Key To The Highway Ultimate Collection Amazon
28Freddie King Living On The Highway The Best Of Freddie King: The Shelter Records Years Amazon
29Little Walter Key to the Highway Chess Blues Disc 3 Amazon
30Eric Clapton Traveling Riverside Blues Me & Mr. Johnson Amazon
31Tommy McClennan Travelin' Highway Man The Bluebird Recordings 1939-1942 Disc 2 Amazon
32Cripple Clarence Lofton Traveling Blues Cripple Clarence Lofton Vol. 1 (1935-1939) Amazon