Songs About Singing

Sing it loud! It’s a whole new year and our country can take heart without letting our guard down. We’ll celebrate a fresh new start knowing that hard work lies ahead with a two hour show featuring the theme of ‘singing’. Join Dave Stroud once more for a mixed bag; an eclectic blend of sounds from the past century featuring the likes of Ukulele Ike, Wingy Manone, The Cats & The Fiddle, John Sebastian, Cat Power, and a couple of dozen more, all belting out songs about the very act of singing. We’ll take you down Memory Lane with old fashioned songs, simple songs of gospel and freedom, swinging low, singing high, and those joyful sing-alongs we’ve shared over the past century. That’s right. It’s theme time on this week’s Deeper Roots show and we’d love to have you. Join in the festivities.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tony Bennett Sing You Sinners [#] The Essential Tony Bennett [Columbia/Legacy] Disc 1 Amazon
3Katie Crippen with Henderson's Novelty Ork. Play 'Em For Mamma, Sing 'Em For Me (BS 2003, P-104-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
4Cab Calloway I Love to Sing-A (From 'The Singing Kid') Chronological 1934-37 Amazon
5The Boswell Sisters Sing A Little Jingle The Boswell Sisters Collection Amazon
6Wingy Manone & His Orchestra Sing Me A Swing Song Swing Is Here / Small-Band Swing 1935-1939 Amazon
7Gene Kelly Singin' In The Rain Golden Memories of Stage and Screen-Disc1 Amazon
8Pat Boone It's a Grand Night For Singing The Best of Broadway: The Early '60s Amazon
9Ella Fitzgerald Sing Song Swing The Millenium Anthology – Ella Fitzgerald – [Disc 2] Amazon
10June Christy Sing Something Simple The Misty Miss Christy Amazon
11Ella Mae Morse w/Big Dave and His Orchestra SInging-ing-ing Barrell House Boogie and the Blues Amazon
12Ukulele Ike & The Hot Combination Sing (A Happy Little Thing) Fascinating Rhythm 1922-1935 Amazon
13Fats Waller & His Rhythm Sing An Old Fashioned Song Fats Waller – The Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 – Rhythm and Romance 1934-1936 Amazon
14Nellie Lutcher If You Wanna Get T'Goin' (And Come Out Singing) Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 3] Amazon
15The Cats & The Fiddle I'm Singing, So Help Me The Very Best Of Amazon
16Dr. John Sing Along Song (LP Version) Destively Bonnaroo (US Release) Amazon
17Aretha Franklin Don't Play That Song 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 2] Amazon
18Cat Power Aretha, Sing One For Me Jukebox Amazon
19B.B. King Why I Sing the Blues Do the Boogie! B.B. King's Early '50s Classics Amazon
20Randy Waller & The Country Gentlemen One More Voice Singing In Heaven Tonight Keeper Of The Flame Amazon
21Edward W. Clayborn I Heard The Angels Singing When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel Amazon
22Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Singing in My Soul The Gospel of Blues Amazon
23Curley Williams Just A-Picking And A-Singing Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
24John Sebastian Singing The Blues Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings – Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
25Stonewall Jackson You're the Sad in My Songs Stonewall Jackson – 1966-1967 Amazon
26Gale Garnett We'll Sing In The Sunshine Lifetime Of Romance: Some Enchanted Evening [Disc 2] Amazon
27Louie Innis Sing Your Song Baby Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
28Ferlin Husky 23 – I Could Sing All Night Ferlin Husky Singles Amazon
29Carl Perkins Sing My Song (2000) Back On Top (CD 3) Amazon
30Charlie Monroe I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing (TK A) The Chronological Classics 1950-1956 Amazon
31Barbara Dane Don't Sing Love Songs (Silver Dagger) Anthology of American Folk Songs Amazon
32Tim Hardin Simple Song Of Freedom The Folk Years: Simple Song Of Freedom [Disc 1] Amazon
33Tex Ritter & His Texans Singing in the Saddle Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 1] Amazon
34The New Seekers I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) 70s Music Explosion – Sunshine Amazon

Wide Open Places

A bright future is in store….that’s our story and we’re stickin’ to it! Today’s show contains an inordinate amount of upbeat tickers including a trip to Tulsa with Asleep at the Wheel, a Fats Waller song about those wide open places, a journey following the North Star with Rhiannon Giddens, The Boswells, Hank Williams, Les Paul, and a whole lot more. We’re in a free form mood on a Friday morning here in Sonoma County, celebrating the Twelve Days of Inauguration the best way we know how.  Join us on Sonoma County Community radio from the Deeper Roots Den with your host Dave Stroud, celebrating our democracy in a big, big way.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fats Waller (Take Me Back To) The Wide Open Places compliments of grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
3Asleep at the Wheel Take Me Back to Tulsa The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel Since 1970 Amazon
4Robert Gordon Take Me Back Are You Gonna Be The One Amazon
5Elizabeth Cotten And Brenda Evans Shake Sugaree Theme Time Radio Hour – Season 3 – [Disc 1] Amazon
6Jerry Garcia Sugaree Garcia Amazon
7Elizabeth Cotten Freight Train Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection Amazon
8Les Paul The Lonesome Road (feat. Mary Ford) [Remastered] 100 (100 Original Tracks – Remastered) Amazon
9Sam Cooke Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair Swing Low Amazon
10John Lee Hooker I Cover The Waterfront Mr. Lucky Amazon
11The Ravens Deep Purple The Greatest Group of Them All Amazon
12Rhiannon Giddens Following the North Star Freedom Highway Amazon
13Rhiannon Giddens I'm On My Way There Is No Other Amazon
14Geraint Watkins Heart of Stone Rush of Blood Amazon
15Paul Thorn Soon I Will Be Done Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon
16James Carr Pouring Water On A Drowning Man Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 1] Amazon
17The Pilgrim Travelers I Never Knew Joy Before 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
18Reliable True Tones I Came a Long Way This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM, 1957-1982 Amazon
19Paramount Singers There's A Leak In This Old Building 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Amazon
20Rick Danko When I Get My Just Rewards Cryin' Heart Blues Amazon
21John Fahey Texas & Pacific Blues (My Bucket's Got A Hole In It) Your Past Comes Back – Disc 5 Amazon
22Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Dark Eyes Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
23Hank Williams My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Hank Williams – A Country Legend (1) Amazon
24Boswell Sisters Everybody Loves My Baby Boswell Sisters Amazon
25Fats Waller Dry Bones Music By Fats Waller Amazon
26Ivie Anderson Five O'clock Whistle Cocktail Hour Amazon
27Cleo Brown Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes The Legendary Cleo Brown Amazon
28Danny Kaye Oh By Jingo! Danny Kaye The Best of Amazon
29Mae West He's A Bad, Bad Man The Mae West Collection Amazon
30Rosanne Cash I Still Miss Someone Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash Amazon
31Mark Knopfler Rear View Mirror Down The Road Wherever Amazon
32Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Sing, Sing, Sing Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Amazon
33Geraint Watkins It's a Beautiful Day Watkins Bold as Love Amazon

Who We Lost 2020

It’s hard to put into words the grief we have experienced over so many great performers lost this past year, including those who lost their battle to COVID-19. When assembling our annual list of tributes it became clear that no two hours would suffice so we’ll be doing some abbreviated observations to make sure they’re not forgotten. And we’ll also be thanking those behind the scenes, the songwriters, the session folks, and we’ll even have a short collection of British influencers who touched our lives with their talent. Tune in for a comprehensive and reflective show, our first Deeper Roots show of 2021, this new year that is filled with so much promise. And it’s likely that we can all agree that the bar couldn’t have fallen much lower than it did last year.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fountains of Wayne Valley Winter Song Welcome Interstate Managers Amazon
3Bucky Pizzarelli Chicken a La Swing Green Guitar Blues / Cafi Pierre Trio Amazon
4McCoy Tyner Flapstick Blues Gold Encore Series – I Love A Piano Amazon
5Annie Ross Twisted Got Nothing But Song Amazon
6Bent Fabric Alley Cat (Classic Version) Jukebox Amazon
7Hal Singer Sextet Corn Bread The Rough And Rowdy Roots Of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 8 Amazon
8Bobby Lewis Tossin' and Turnin' Best of Answer Songs vol 4 Amazon
9Little Richard Rip It Up London American Label Year By Year 1956 Amazon
10Phil Phillips Sea Of Love Heatin' Up Amazon
11Rod Bernard This Should Go On Forever The Forgotten 45s 1957-1959 (CD3) Amazon
12Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes and Connie Stevens Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) Gems from the Warner Brothers Vault (Pt. 1) Amazon
13Len Barry 1-2-3 Classic Rock 1965: The Beat Goes On Amazon
14Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Rag Doll The Definitive Pop Collection Disc 1 Amazon
15The Chordettes Mr. Sandman Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
16Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now 70s Music Explosion – Miracles Amazon
17Millie Small My Boy Lollipop The Island Story: 1962-1987 – 25th Anniversary [Disc 1] Amazon
18Toots & The Maytals Pressure Drop The Harder They Come Amazon
19Tony Rice Cold On The Shoulder Cold On The Shoulder Amazon
20Jerry Jeff Walker Mr. Bojangles The Folk Years: Simple Song Of Freedom [Disc 2] Amazon
21Norma Tanega Walkin' My Cat Named Dog Time Life – The Folk Years – Reason To Believe [Disc 2] Amazon
22Trini Lopez If I Had A Hammer Yesterday's Gone [Disc 1] Amazon
23David Olney God Shaped Hole The Wheel Amazon
24John Prine Paradise German Afternoons Amazon
25Charley Pride Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone Superstars Of Country: Good Ol' Songs [Disc 1] Amazon
26Willie Nelson Me And Paul The Essential Willie Nelson Amazon
27Billy Joe Shaver I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal…But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday Amazon
28Kenny Rogers Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town Superstars Of Country Hello Darlin' [Disc 1] Amazon
29Jan Howard I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again Swing West 1: Bakersfield Amazon
30The Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down To Georgia Country: The American Tradition [Disc 2] Amazon
31Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues Harlem River Blues [Explicit] Amazon
32Helen Reddy Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) Singers And Songwriters: 1973-1975 Amazon
33Betty Wright Clean Up Woman The Best of Betty Wright Amazon
34Bill Withers Use Me American Beauty Amazon
35The Emotions Best Of My Love Boogie Nights: Music From The Original Motion Picture Amazon
36Mountain Mississippi Queen Super Hits Of The '70s: Have A Nice Day, Vol. 1 Amazon
37Van Halen (Oh) Pretty Woman Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 7 Amazon
38The Merry-Go-Round (Emitt Rhodes) Live Nuggets Sampler 1965-1968 Amazon
39Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell Dueling Banjos Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics Amazon
40Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra For A Few Dollars More Music From The Good, The Bad And The Ugly & A Fistful of Dollars & For A Few Dollars More Amazon
41Vera Lynn We'll Meet Again 1950's Hits & Highlights, Vol. 7 Amazon
42Chad & Jeremy Yesterday's Gone Yesterday's Gone [Disc 1] Amazon
43Ian Whitcomb You Turn Me On You Turn Me On: The Very Best of Ian Whitcomb Amazon
44The Spencer Davis Group Keep on Running The Finer Things Disc 1 Amazon
45Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders Game Of Love Wayne Fontana / It's Wayne Fontana Amazon
46Joan Jett With The Sex Pistols I Love Rock N' Roll [Early Version] (Alan Merrill COVID) Flashback Amazon
47Bill Pursell Our Winter Love Music to Shag By Amazon
48The Pointer Sisters Fire (Bonnie) From The Pointer Sisters With Love Amazon
49John Prine I Remember Everything I Remember Everything Amazon