Miles and Miles of Texas

Free Form Friday finds us filling the airwaves with soul, border music, a dose of gospel, blues, and so much more. Join Dave Stroud this week on Deeper Roots as he brings you the stories and the sounds from the past century. As we go into our sixth month of pandemic isolation, we reflect on those lost and those suffering knowing full well that this virus could have been shunted by responsible adults. But we’re confronted with complete and utter idiocy at the highest (and lowest) locales: those who politicize and those pouty little man- and woman-babies who refuse to wear masks. We’ll look past this for two hours as we share soul sounds from James Carr and Bobby Womack, folk-rock anthems from Bob Dylan and John Sebastian, as well as good news gospel from Marion Williams and Sam Cooke. We’ll also go with a tribute to Texas where the suffering is reaching heights unimagined only a few months ago as they continue to suffer from failed leadership. Tune in on Fridays at 9 Pacific.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Asleep at the Wheel Miles and Miles of Texas The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel Since 1970 Amazon
3Charley Crockett Goin' Back To Texas Lonesome As A Shadow Amazon
4Waylon Jennings Bob Wills Is Still The King (Studio Version) RCA Country Legends [Disc 1] Amazon
5Doug Sahm Texas Tornado Best of Sir Douglas 68-75 Amazon
6Bing Crosby Deep In The Heart Of Texas Bing Crosby's Greatest Hits Amazon
7Mark Knopfler Cannibals Golden Heart Amazon
8Sam Cooke (Ain't That) Good News Ain't That Good News Amazon
9Marion Williams Feel Like My Time Ain't Long The Great Gospel Women Amazon
10Clay Hammond Suzy Do It Better Than You Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
11James Carr Pouring Water on a Drowning Ma The Essential James Carr Amazon
12Nat Hall With The Mellow 3 A Broken Hearted Clown Rare Soul: Groove & Grind 1963-1973 [Disc 3] Amazon
13Bobby Womack How I Miss You Baby The Best Of Bobby Womack: The Soul Years Amazon
14Leroy Washington Baby Please Come Home Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
15Clifton Chenier Choo Choo CH-Boogie Alligator Stomp 2: Cajun Zydeco Classics Amazon
16Slim Harpo I've Got Love If You Want It The Best Of Slim Harpo Amazon
17Slim Harpo I've Got My Finger on Your Trigger The Excello Singles Anthology Disc 2 Amazon
18Jimmy Reed I Wanna Be Loved You Dont Have To Go (The Blues Collection Vol.18) Amazon
19Little Richard Lucille Crazy in Alabama Amazon
20Moose And The Pelicans He's A Rebel So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology 1958 – 1998 Amazon
21Doris Troy Just One Look Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
22Gary U.S. Bonds Jole Blon The Best of Gary U.S. Bonds Amazon
23The Neville Brothers Run Joe Fiyo on the Bayou Amazon
24Bob Dylan Mississippi Love and Theft Amazon
25John Sebastian Rainbows All Over Your Blues Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings – Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
26The Lovin' Spoonful Coconut Grove Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
27Cliff Edwards I'm Going to Give "It" To Mary The Collection Amazon
28Mississippi John Hurt Good Morning, Carrie The Complete Studio Recordings: Last Sessions Amazon
29Blind Blake Black Dog Blues (Pm 12464, 4362-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
30Doc Watson/Merle Watson Red Rocking Chair Black Mountain Rag Amazon
31The Byrds You're Still on My Mind Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
32Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers Ya Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Aroun' …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
33Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Say 'Si Si' Country Guitar Giants Amazon
34The Sam Chase Glory Will Never Die Amazon

Money Talks

We have, admittedly, visited the money theme in the past. But this week Deeper Roots emphasizes the impact of the filthy lucre on our day-to-day existence. We worship at it’s altar, politicians are possessed by it’s self-serving allure, and we welcome its arrival often without considering the source. We’ll call this a followup to our theme show of some time back, incorporating country, gospel, soul, R&B, rock, rockabilly, and pop including performances from Chuck Berry, Fred Astaire, Big Sandy, Randy Newman, and Bill Branch. It doesn’t end there. Early American humorist Artemus Ward once observed that “When a fellow says it ain’t the money but the principle of the thing, it’s the money.” A freshly-mown observation if there ever was one. We’ll be exploring music about money in this week’s edition of Deeper Roots on KOWS and KRJF Community Radio for Sonoma County. Tune in on Friday mornings at 9 on KOWS or Friday evenings at 9 on KRJF.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Cherri Lynn You're Money Ain't Long Enough Stompin' 14 Amazon
3J.J. Cale Money Talks The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
4Lowell Fulson It Takes Money The Tramp Years Amazon
5Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want) Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 1 Amazon
6Don Covay Money (That's What I Want) Checkin' In With Don Covay Amazon
7Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues Where's My Money Evidence Blues Sampler: Five Amazon
8Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Put Some Money In The Pot, 'Cause The Juice Is Running Low One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
9Margaret Whiting The Money Tree Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Amazon
10Big Sandy The Money Tree It's Time Amazon
11Tony Bennett With Plenty of Money and You Ultra-Lounge: Vegas Baby! Amazon
12Fred Astaire We're In The Money [Digitally Mastered 1989] Nippers 30's-Vol.1 Amazon
13The Mills Brothers Money In My Pockets The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 2 Amazon
14Linda Scott Don't Bet Money Honey Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
15Van Morrison Blue Money His Band And The Street Choir Amazon
16James Taylor Hangnail (Money O Money) Hourglass Amazon
17Brownie McGhee/Sonny Terry Lose Your Money Rediscovered Blues Disc 1 Amazon
18Howlin' Wolf Work For Your Money Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
19Chuck Berry No Money Down The Chess Box Disc 1 Amazon
20The Blasters Leave My Money Alone Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (1981-1985) (1 of 2) Amazon
21Luke McDaniel Money Bag Woman Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
22The Toppers If Money Grew on Trees Stompin' at the Savoy: Harlem Nocturne, 1944 – 1947 Amazon
23Dean Martin Money Burns A Hole In My Pocket Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
24Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis The Money Song Cocktail Hour Disc 1 Amazon
25Randy Newman It's Money That I Love The Best of Randy Newman Amazon
26Randy Newman It's Money That Matters Land of Dreams Amazon
27Bob Gibson Money Is King Joy Joy! The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson Amazon
28Pete Seeger Pay Me My Money Down The First Days Of Protest In The Twentieth Century Amazon
29The Lovin' Spoonful Money Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
30Lefty Frizell My Baby's Just Like Money [Lefty Frizzell] Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four Amazon
31George Jones Money To Burn George Jones The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
32Willie Nelson If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) Amazon
33Sarah Gayle Meech Honey Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is One Good Thing Amazon
34Dire Straits Money for Nothing Money for Nothing Amazon

Curtis Mayfield Tribute

Gospel-infused, socially conscious, politically conscious, soul driven, and an inspiration to generations, Curtis Mayfield’s music embodied a thought-provoking and passionate world view. From his early days as a backup singer and erstwhile songwriter to a champion of Black Pride and Black Capitalism, Curtis Mayfield’s rise from performing in his grandmother’s Traveling Soul Spiritualists’ Church to his last recording, 1995’s New World Order, was embellished with classic love songs and musically charged testaments to Civil Rights. His music resonates today: “Pushing”, “People Get Ready”, and “We’re a Winner”, We’ll be exploring his music in this week’s edition of Deeper Roots on KOWS and KRJF Community Radio for Sonoma County. Tune in on Friday mornings at 9 on KOWS or Friday evenings at 9 on KRJF.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jerry Butler He Will Break Your Heart The Vee-Jay Story [Disc 2] Amazon
3The Impressions Shorty's Got To Go Birth Of Soul: 3 Amazon
4Major Lance The Monkey Time More Soul Disc 3 Amazon
5Major Lance Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um Birth Of Soul: 2 Amazon
6Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
7Gene Chandler Rainbow The Vee-Jay Story [Disc 3] Amazon
8Billy Butler & The Enchanters I Can't Work No Longer Kent's Cellar Of Soul: Volume 2 Amazon
9The Impressions Gypsy Woman Hit The Road Jack: The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
10The Impressions Keep On Pushing Keep On Pushing/People Get Ready Amazon
11Aretha Franklin Something He Can Feel Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 4] Amazon
12Aretha Franklin Rock With Me Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 4] Amazon
13Curtis Mayfield We Got To Have Peace Gospel Amazon
14Curtis Mayfield Freddie's Dead The Very Best Of Curtis Mayfield Amazon
15Curtis Mayfield Superfly The Very Best Of Curtis Mayfield Amazon
16The Blind Boys Of Alabama People Get Ready Higher Ground Amazon
17The Staple Singers Let's Do It Again The Buddah Box Disc 3 Amazon
18Gene Chandler Man's Temptation Birth Of Soul: 2 Amazon
19The Impressions Amen Gospel Amazon
20Eric Clapton You Must Believe Me A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield Amazon
21B.B. King Woman's Got Soul A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield Amazon
22Huey Lewis & the News It's Alright Time Flies: The Best of Huey Lewis & the News Amazon
23Curtis Mayfield Something to Believe In (Heart, Body & Soul Amazon
24Curtis Mayfield Little Child Running Wild Old School Friday Amazon
25The Isley Brothers I'm So Proud A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield Amazon
26Curtis Mayfield Only You Babe The Very Best Of Curtis Mayfield Amazon
27The Impressions Can't Work No Longer Keep On Pushing/People Get Ready Amazon
28Aaron Neville Gypsy Woman My True Story Amazon
29The Impressions I Know My Baby Loves Me Bandera Doo Wop Amazon

Pearly Country Gates

More influential gospel sounds this morning on Deeper Roots. We take a dip into the country, bluegrass, and folk extensions whose roots are buried in 19th and early 20th century European American musical traditions. It’s a mixed bag with contributions from the Protestant, Baptist, and Black Gospel hymnals and songbooks. And don’t forget the quiet bubbling influences of popular music, the logical extension of selling the message…a kind of backroads Madison Avenue. We’re focused on country gospel today with the usual giants of country music: George Jones, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, and The Louvins…but we’ll also hear from the bluegrass contingent including Ricky Skaggs, Bill Monroe, and Flatt and Scruggs. A heavenly time where we share music that would weave its way into the fabric of America’s music including rock, soul, country, and Americana. Tune in on Friday mornings.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ernest Carter And The Hymn Trio The Gospel Train Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Rapture Amazon
3Kitty Wells (I've Got My) One Way Ticket to the Sky Lonely Street/Dust On the Bible Amazon
4The Louvin Brothers The Gospel Way Close Harmony [Disc 1] Amazon
5Sons of the Pioneers The Gospel Train Songs of the Prairie – CD4 Amazon
6Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys On That Gospel Ship All The Classic Releases1937-1949 [Disc 2] Amazon
7The Nashville Bluegrass Band Gospel Plow Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old-Timey Gospel Music Amazon
8Ricky Skaggs Children Go Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
9George Jones & Tammy Wynette Let's All Go Down To The River Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
10Carl Story Old Country Baptizing 1957-1959 (Warped 5891F) Amazon
11The Oak Ridge Boys That Old Country Church Gospels & Spirituals: The Gold Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
12Johnny Cash In The Sweet By And By Gospel Glory Amazon
13Kitty Wells Lonesome Valley Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
14Red Foley Just A Closer Walk With Thee Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
15King's Sacred Quartette Turn Your Radio On Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
16Buck Owens Pray Every Day Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
17Merle Haggard & The Carter Family Precious Memories Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
18Connie Smith Over the Next Hill We'll Be Home Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
19Don Gibson Canaan's Land The Complete Recordings 1952-1962 Amazon
20Flatt & Scruggs I'm On My Way To Canaan's Land Foggy Mountain Gospel Amazon
21The Bluegrass Band Lord Build Me A Cabin In Glory Shine Hallelujah Shine Vol 1 Amazon
22Doyle Lawson/Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver I'm Finding Joy in My Savior's Love Gospel Radio Gems Amazon
23The Whitstein Brothers The Christian Life Sing Gospel Songs of the Louvins Amazon
24The Louvin Brothers Preach The Gospel Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings Amazon
25Johnny Cash Unclouded Day Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
26Hazel Dickens Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old-Timey Gospel Music Amazon
27Martha Carson Satisfied Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
28Hank Williams Sr. I Saw the Light Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
29Cowboy Copas Four Books In The Bible Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
30Grandpa Jones Come and Dine Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
31The Cox Family There Will Be Singing Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout – Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang Amazon
32The Delmore Brothers Gospel Cannonball Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 1] Amazon
33Brother Claude Ely There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
34Ernest Martin And His Gospel Melody Makers When The Wrath Of God Comes Down Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Rapture Amazon

A Girl Named …

A sweet little theme this week, covering the female of the species from A to Z…by name. We’ll hear Alice to Zelda and Zindy Lou in today’s show. Songs that dedicate themselves to lost love, love rekindled, nostalgic walks, last dances, and songs that read like letters from the heart. We’ll hear songs written by everyone from The Everly Brothers to Bobby Fuller and Andre Previn in our show today with performances from Rose Maddox, Tom Petty, Elvis, Buddy Guy, and Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks. So why not drop in for a little chat, a little bit of a high note and E flat, and memories of the girl (or guy) that left you behind. Community radio for Sonoma County is your very best bet: KOWS-LP 92.5 FM Occidental, streaming everywhere at

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson Alice in Hulaland Django and Jimmie Amazon
3The Regents Barbara-Ann Gems from the Columbia Vaults, Pt. 1 Amazon
4The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. Disc 1 Amazon
5Ritchie Valens Donna Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
6Emmylou Harris / The Band Evangeline Portraits (2 of 3) Amazon
7The Paragons Florence Doo Wop Box Disc 2 Amazon
8Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks Georgia On My Mind Ghost World Amazon
9Little Jimmy Dickens Hannah Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
10Asleep at the Wheel Ida Red A Tribute To The Music Of Bob Wills (Dance Versions) Amazon
11Elvis Presley Judy Artist of the Century Disc 1 Amazon
12The Secret Sisters Kathy's Song You Don't Own Me Anymore Amazon
13Buddy Guy Lucy Mae Blues Blues Singer Amazon
14Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Mary Jane's Last Dance Greatest Hits Amazon
15Frank Sinatra Nancy (With The Laughing Face) Reprise Collection [Disc 4] Amazon
16Bobby Fuller Nancy Jean Shakedown! The Texas Tapes Revisited Disc 1 Amazon
17The Band Ophelia Northern Lights-Southern Cross Amazon
18Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban Patricia Mambo Sinuendo Amazon
19Jerry Lee Lewis Little Queenie A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
20Warren Smith Rock 'n' Roll Ruby Classic Rockabilly Amazon
21Dion Ruby Baby Greatest Hits Amazon
22Little Richard Long Tall Sally The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
23Rose Maddox Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down Hillbilly Jamboree Amazon
24Debbie Reynolds Tammy Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
25Bette Midler Ukulele Lady Bathhouse Betty Amazon
26Derailers Hey, Valerie! Soldiers of Love Amazon
27Tex Ritter 24 – Little Wendy Why Why (2000) High Noon (CD 4) Amazon
28Manchester Orchestra Xela Produced by T-Bone Burnett Amazon
29Bobby "Blue" Bland Yolanda [Album Version] Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: The ABC-Dunhill / MCA Recordings Amazon
30Perez Prado Zelda's Theme Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 9: Cha-Cha De Amor Amazon
31The Manhattan Transfer Zindy Lou Anthology – Down in Birdland [Disc 1] Amazon
32Jimmie Driftwood Zelma Lee Americana, Vol. 1 Amazon
33The Beach Boys Wendy Endless Summer Amazon