Breakin’ The Law

Another theme time extravaganza for our listeners on this new Spring morning here in Sonoma County. The theme focuses on bad behavior, poor judgement and legal entanglements that find themselves into the American musical lexicon. Rock, country and blues seem to lean on the theme more than any other with the country stories of cheatin’, stealin’, and petulant pistols being the most common. We’ll be hearing from Johnny Cash, Porter Wagoner, Louis Jordan, Elvis,  The Cadillacs, and a number of others, sharing stories of everything from jaywalking to murder. Oh…and let’s not forget the lawyers. No lawyer jokes, though. Just a little bit of David Lindley, Kitty Wells, and Warren Zevon on visiting day behind the bars…which is every Friday morning at 9 on community radio for Sonoma County.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willy DeVille Hey Joe Backstreets Of Desire Amazon
3The Leaves Hey Joe Nuggets Sampler 1965-1968 Amazon
4The Bobby Fuller Four I Fought The Law Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol. 4 Amazon
5Dick & Dee Dee Thou Shalt Not Steal The Singles Collection Amazon
6The Cadillacs Jay Walker For Collectors Only (Disc 3) Amazon
7Kitty Wells Thou Shalt Not Steal (Remastered) Thou Shalt Not Steal (Remastered) – Single Amazon
8Ray Batts Stealin' Sugar Best of Excello Vol 2: Southern Rhythm & Rock Amazon
9Eilen Jewell If You Catch Me Stealing Letters From Sinners & Strangers Amazon
10Hank Snow The Man Who Robbed The Bank At Santa Fe I'm Still Movin' On [Disc 1] Amazon
11Porter Wagoner The Cold Hard Facts of Life The Essential Porter Wagoner Amazon
12Jimmy Littlejohn No Parking Here The World Is A Monster Amazon
13Johnny Cash Out Among the Stars Out Among The Stars Amazon
14Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues Original Greatest Hits Amazon
15The Byrds Pretty Boy Floyd Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
16Joe Ely Miss Bonnie and Mister Clyde Happy Songs from Rattlesnake Gulch Amazon
17Merle Haggard The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 1] Amazon
18The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Jesse James Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy Amazon
19Bruce Springsteen Jesse James We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
20New Riders Of The Purple Sage Glendale Train New Riders Of The Purple Sage Amazon
21Soggy Bottom Boys/Tim Blake Nelson In the Jailhouse Now O Brother, Where Art Thou? Amazon
22Rod Morris Alabama Jailhouse Country Boy's Dream Amazon
23Dean Taylor Indiana Wants Me 70s Music Explosion Escape Amazon
24Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Private Property (No Tresspassing) One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
25Howling Wolf My Friends aka Stealing My Clothes Sings The Blues Amazon
26David Lindley Talk to the Lawyer Win This Record Amazon
27Warren Zevon Lawyers, Guns and Money A Quiet Normal Life: The Best of Warren Zevon Amazon
28Mac Wiseman Bad Ole Philadelphia Lawyer Old Likker In A New Jug Amazon
29Kitty Wells Will Your Lawyer Talk To God Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
30Ricky Skaggs Drunken Driver Bluegrass Rules! Amazon
31Goodnight, Texas A Bank Robber's Nursery Rhyme Uncle John Farquhar Amazon
32Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock Can't Help Falling In Love (Remastered) Amazon
33Dinah Washington Jailhouse Blues The Bessie Smith Songbook Amazon

East Side West Side

From the Bowery to Brooklyn to Broadway to the Bronx…the sidewalks of New York is the topic of the morning, our Gotham theme this Friday on community radio from the Left Coast looking east. Join Dave Stroud for a handsome cab journey through the past century of iconic sounds where the heartbeat of the melting pot of America sings. You’ll be treated to some early Broadway musical samples, the imaginings of West Side Story, the hotel orchestras, and vocal elaborations from Darin, Sinatra, Ella, an Cohan. There will be no exclusion here as late century rock and vocal groups as we’ll hear from The Ad Libs, The Drifters, Garland Jeffreys and others. New York has always been a mirror into the soul of America and has always represented its humanity as a visit to any street in Manhattan would reveal; and its music is, in turn, a reflection itself of that humanity. Join us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra The Sidewalks of New York Internet Archives Amazon
3George Cohan Jr. Give My Regards To Broadway The Golden Entertainers Amazon
4Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell & Co. 42nd Street – from 42nd Street Warner Brothers 75 Years of Film Music (2) Amazon
5McGlinn/London Sinfonietta Shuffle Off to Buffalo (42nd Street) The Busby Berkeley Album Amazon
6Gold Diggers Of 1935 Film Cast Feat. Winifred Shaw & Dick Powell Lullaby Of Broadway Lullaby Of Broadway: The Music Of Harry Warren Amazon
7Jo Stafford Manhattan Serenade For You Amazon
8Ella Johnson & Buddy Johnson Going To New York Go Ahead And Rock And Roll Amazon
9Ella Fitzgerald Manhattan Mad Men: Music From the Series, Vol. 1 Amazon
10Babs Gonzales Dem New York People Cool Whalin' Babs Amazon
11Betty Wand (For Rita Moreno) And George Chakiris America West Side Story Amazon
12Enrique Madriguera and His Orchestra She's a Latin from Manhattan Retro Top Charts / European Dance Orchestras F the 30s & 40s., Volume 4 Amazon
13Desi Arnaz I Come From New York The Best of Desi Arnaz: The Mambo King Amazon
14Bobby Darin Sunday in New York Wild Cool & Swingin Amazon
15Frank Sinatra Theme from New York, New York Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years Amazon
16Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Ev'ry Street's A Boulevard In Old New York The Capitol Years [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York Best OF Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Amazon
18The Ad Libs The Boy From New York City Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
19The Drifters On Broadway Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
20John Barry Midnight Cowboy Moviola Amazon
21Harry Nilsson Everybody's Talkin' Yesterday's Gone [Disc 2] Amazon
22Harry Nilsson I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
23Simon & Garfunkel The Only Living Boy In New York The Essential Simon & Garfunkel [Disc 2] Amazon
24Henry Mancini Rhapsody in Blue Instrumental Favorites Amazon
25Garland Jeffreys New York Skyline Ghost Writer/One-Eyed Jack/American Boy & Girl [[Disc 1]] Amazon
26Ray Charles New York's My Home Ray Charles – 93 Essential Tracks Amazon
27Judy Garland I Happen To Like New York Capitol Sings Cole Porter: Anything Goes Amazon
28Kirsty MacColl/The Pogues Fairytale of New York Galore Amazon
29Mel Tormi Sunday In New York Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers [Disc 2] Amazon
30Stevie Wonder Living for the City Innervisions Amazon
31Jay-Z Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) The Blueprint 3 Amazon

Burnin’ Love

A hunka hunka free form sounds this morning on Deeper Roots: some thoughtful pairings and some that just need to be pushed to the surface. We’re coming up on Daylight Savings Time already as we prepare for the days to get longer shedding more light in the attic from the window up above. Songs today explore mojo, some gospel musings, concerns about a fellow named Lou whose got the flu, and some reflections on the 420 favorite. Performers include Julia Lee, Little Jimmy Dickens, Ivie Anderson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and we’ve even got an ‘unknown’ from the mid-century wondering “Who’s Boogeying My Woogie Now”. Imagine that. Well, imagine this: Friday mornings on KOWS Community Radio are made just for the beginning of Spring. Tune in.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine Clay Pigeons Fair & Square Amazon
3Elvis Presley Burning Love Elvis 30 #1 Hits Amazon
4Sister Rosetta Tharpe 99 1/2 Won't Do Gospel Train Amazon
5Mary Deloatch The Lord's Gospel Train Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
6Nina Simone Lilac Wine Verve/Unmixed 3 Amazon
7Ivie Anderson Chocolate Shake An Introduction To Ivie Anderson Amazon
8Bette Midler Marahuana Songs For The New Depression Amazon
9Julia Lee Marijuana Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
10Buddy Holly Fool's Paradise Buddy Holly And The R&R Giants [Disc 2] Amazon
11Eddie Cochran C'mon Everybody Eddie Cochran: 2 Classic Albums Plus Singles And Session Tracks [Disc 1] Amazon
12Fats Domino Be My Guest Fats Domino Out of New Orleans Amazon
13Dorsey Burnette Don't Let Go The Precious Years Amazon
14Charley Crockett The Man That Time Forgot Welcome To Hard Times Amazon
15Kevin Russell Country Boy Country Swing Amazon
16Little Jimmy Dickens May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
17Buddy Emmons New Road Under My Wheels Buddy Emmons Sings Bob Wills Amazon
18John Prine Who's Gonna Take The Garbage Out (Featuring Iris Dement) For Better, Or Worse Amazon
19Roger Miller Lou's Got The Flu King Of The Road – The Genius Of Roger Miller (CD1) Amazon
20Roger Miller The Moon Is High (And So Am I) King Of The Road – The Genius Of Roger Miller (CD1) Amazon
21Muddy Waters Got My Mojo Working His Best, 1956 To 1964 Amazon
22Ann Cole I Got My Mojo Working Roots Of Rock & Roll – Rough And Rowdy [Disc 4] Amazon
23Unknown Artist I Wonder Who's Boogeying My Woogie Now ? Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
24Lightnin' Hopkins Mojo Hand The Very Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins Amazon
25Mose Allison Mojo Woman Down Home Piano Amazon
26Willie Nelson & Lucinda Williams Overtime It Always Will Be Amazon
27John Fogerty Who'll Stop the Rain (with Bob Seger) Wrote a Song for Everyone Amazon
28Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Still the Same Greatest Hits Amazon
29Raul Malo It Only Hurts Me When I Cry After Hours Amazon
30Red Simpson Jeannie With the Light Brown Cadillac The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer Amazon
31Bruce Springsteen Pink Cadillac 18 Tracks Amazon
32Baker Knight Bring My Cadillac Back Classic Rockabilly-Cool Cats & Hot Chicks Amazon
33Miley Cyrus Lilac Wine The Backyard Sessions Amazon
34Ray Charles I Believe to My Soul The Birth of Soul Disc 3 Amazon

Americana Hours Classics

We’re gathering under the Americana tent this morning; well, I guess, technically, we do each Friday morning. But this week we’ll spend some time with the classics. I’ll be sharing mid-century highlights from east, west, north and south in a show that pays tribute to some of the classic performers and performances that codified what’s become known as Americana: not a genre, but more of something in the air that makes you comfortable as a well worn blanket but also is the cold breeze that comes in through the cracks. I’ve got the celebratory sounds of The Blasters, Arlo Guthrie, and the NGDB; the painful reminders of days past from The Band, Chris Hillman, and Guy Clark; the harsh reminders of what got us here from Steve Earle, James McMurtry, and Bruce Springsteen. So much more to share in only two hours on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Dark as a Dungeon Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 1 Amazon
3The Byrds You Ain't Going Nowhere Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
4Michael Nesmith Joanne Troubadours: Folk And The Roots Of American Music 4: 10 The West Coast Amazon
5Bobby Bare The Streets of Baltimore Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
6Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash Girl From The North Country Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns – The Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
7Arlo Guthrie The City Of New Orleans Hobo's Lullaby Amazon
8Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen The Lost Highway Bakersfield Bound Amazon
9Neil Young Harvest Decade Disc 2 Amazon
10The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Best of the Band Amazon
11John Fogerty Lodi The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty – Creedence Collection Amazon
12Emmylou Harris Red Dirt Girl Artist's Choice: Sheryl Crow Amazon
13John Prine Speed of the Sound of Loneliness German Afternoons Amazon
14Joe Ely Boxcars Honky Tonk Masquerade Amazon
15The Blasters Border Radio Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (1981-1985) (1 of 2) Amazon
16Steve Earle Devil's Right Hand Copperhead Road Amazon
17John Hiatt Crossing Muddy Waters Here To Stay – Best Of 2000-2012 Amazon
18Lucinda Williams Right in Time Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Amazon
19Guy Clark Boats To Build Boats To Build Amazon
20James McMurtry Childish Things Childish Things Amazon
21Bruce Springsteen Highway Patrolman Artist's Choice: Johnny Cash Amazon
22Old Crow Medicine Show Wagon Wheel O.C.M.S. Amazon
23Uncle Tupelo John Hardy No Depression Amazon
24Dave Alvin Marie Marie Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
25Mudcrutch Shady Grove Mudcrutch Amazon
26Sturgill Simpson Life Of Sin Metamodern Sounds In Country Music Amazon
27Willie Nelson Freight Train Boogie Country Music Amazon
28The Avett Brothers This Land Is Your Land This Land Is Your Land (Single) Amazon
29Los Lobos La Bamba El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (2 of 4) Amazon