Windy and Warm

This morning’s show takes a free form journey across that long grey ribbon of America’s roots highways. We’ll be sharing a coast-to-coast collection of sounds including surf sounds, a tincture of Mose Allison, swamp gold from Cookie and the Cupcakes, folk sounds of Pete Seeger and Malvina Reynolds, forties pop sounds of Johnny Mercer, and highlights from a songwriter you may never have heard of but who made a profound impact across the board: John D. Loudermilk. dusty digital bins. Join Dave Stroud for an eclectic blend of classic soul, folk, rock, jazz, blues, and country on a Friday morning brought to you live from the KOWS studios in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Doc Watson Windy and Warm The Best of Doc Watson: 1964-1968 Amazon
3Barbara Lynn Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
4Etta James One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) The Essential Etta James [Disc 1] Amazon
5Dinah Washington This Bitter Earth The Essential Dinah Washington: The Great Songs Amazon
6Mose Allison You Call It Joggin' Allison Wonderland: Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
7Robert Johnson Come on in My Kitchen The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 1 Amazon
8Crosby, Stills & Nash 49 Bye-Byes Crosby, Stills & Nash Amazon
9Louis Armstrong Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
10John D. Loudermilk Everybody Knows Blue Train Amazon
11Pete Seeger Coyote, My Little Brother God Bless The Grass Amazon
12Malvina Reynolds Little Boxes Folk, Gospel & Blues Will The Circle Be Unbroken Disk 2 Amazon
13Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
14Cookie & The Cupcakes I Cried Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
15The Fabulous Thunderbirds Mathilda Essential Fabulous Thunderbirds Amazon
16The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Ultimate Collection Amazon
17John Prine If I Could Live on Tour Amazon
18Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers Feat. Jo Stafford Personality Capitol Collectors Series Amazon
19Lloyd Price Stagger Lee Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
20Sir Douglas Quintet She's About A Mover Best Of Sir Douglas Quintet Amazon
21Terry Stafford Suspicion Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1964 Amazon
22Bruce Springsteen Johnny Bye-Bye Tracks [Disc 2] Amazon
23Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell The Chess Box Disc 2 Amazon
24The Beach Boys Surfin' U.S.A. Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
25Jerry Lee Lewis/Ringo Starr Sweet Little Sixteen Last Man Standing Amazon
26Dave Edmunds Here Comes the Weekend The Anthology (1968-1990) Disc 1 Amazon
27Elvis Presley Paralyzed 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong: Elvis' Gold Records – Volume 2 Amazon
28Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers All That Oil in Texas Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
29The Four Clefs I Like Pie, I Like Cake Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Glenn Miller & His Orchestra A String of Pearls The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
31The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream Daydream [Original LP] Amazon
32The Youngbloods Get Together Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods Amazon
33Nina Simone Feeling Good Compact Jazz Amazon
34Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire Country: The American Tradition [Disc 2] Amazon

Bob at 80

Bob Dylan’s turning the big eight-ohhh my God! Born on May 24, 1941 “with a name that means nothing and an age that means less”, he’s being honored in Minnesota (given his boyhood home of Hibbing) with a year long celebration. But it won’t be just the state whose motto from the French translates to “The star of the North”, but a good part of world will also be taking part. While prickly and, at times, difficult to translate, his words have formed images from the metrics of gospel, protest, and a cynic’s wrath to sonnet-like love songs and dirges that would bend even the ears of T. S. Eliot or Auden. He is the bard of a generation whose metal art and endeavors in the art of whiskey underscore eight decades that spell a true renaissance man. We’ll touch on two hours of Dylan’s music this week on Deeper Roots.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Dylan Song To Woody No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7) [Disc 1] Amazon
3Bob Dylan Mississippi The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs [Disc 1] Amazon
4Ian & Sylvia Tomorrow Is A Long Time Four Strong Winds Amazon
5Earl Scruggs & Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline Rag Dylan Country Amazon
6Bob Dylan New Morning [With Horn Section Overdubs] Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 [Disc 2] Amazon
7Bob Dylan Talkin' New York Bob Dylan Amazon
8Joan Baez It's All Over Now, Baby Blue From The Coffeehouse Amazon
9Peter, Paul & Mary Blowin' In The Wind The Very Best Of Peter, Paul And Mary Amazon
10The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man 20 Number Ones Amazon
11Johnny Cash It Ain't Me Babe Dylan Country Amazon
12Bob Dylan If Dogs Run Free New Morning Amazon
13Bob Dylan Po' Boy Love and Theft Amazon
14Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 MTV Unplugged Amazon
15Bob Dylan You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Blood on the Tracks Amazon
16Bob Dylan Shelter from the Storm [Take 2] More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 Amazon
17Bob Dylan Everything Is Broken Oh Mercy Amazon
18Bob Dylan Things Have Changed Lovesick Amazon
19The Band When I Paint My Masterpiece A Musical History [Disc 4] Amazon
20Bob Dylan Man in the Long Black Coat Chronicles, Vol. 1 Amazon
21Bob Dylan Duquesne Whistle Tempest Amazon
22Bob Dylan Goodbye Jimmy Reed Rough And Rowdy Ways [Disc 1] Amazon
23Bob Dylan My Blue Eyed Jane The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute Amazon
24Bob Dylan Feat. Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, George Harrison My Back Pages Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
25Bob Dylan Man Gave Names To All The Animals Slow Train Coming Amazon

Post-War Rhythm & Jive

Somewhere sandwiched between pre-war big band and swing and the rock n’ roll era that erupted in the early fifties, there was foretelling in the sounds of post-war rhythm and blues, honkers and shouters, and jump bands. This week’s show will explore the sounds of post-war with Louis Jordan’s Tympany Five, Bull Moose Jackson, Babs Gonzales, Wynonie Harris, Amos Milburn and a couple dozen others. To say the burner was hot is misunderstanding the situation: it was red hot. Our morning show will have your toes tappin’, your fingers snappin’, and your hips shakin’ as the sounds of post-war rhythm in blues takes you into another Spring day here in Sonoma County. Join in the fun!

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Wild Bill Moore (vocal: Scatman) Rock 'N' Roll Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
3Louis Jordan Ain't That Just Like a Woman Number Ones Amazon
4Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Hungary Man The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
5Buster Bennett Rockin' My Blues Away Chronological Buster Bennett (1945-1947) Amazon
6Bull Moose Jackson Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
7The Charioteers Viddle de Vop Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 2: Viddle de Vop Amazon
8T-Bone Walker T-Bone Shuffle Living The Blues: Blues Greats Amazon
9Louis Jordan Caldonia The Rough and Rowdy Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1 Amazon
10Jake Porter Safronia Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
11Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends Mama Don't Allow Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll Vol 2 [Disc 13] Amazon
12Babs' Three Bips & A Bop (Babs Gonzales) Oo-Pa-Pa-Da Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
13Pearl Bailey The Hucklebuck Chronological Pearl Bailey (1947-1950) Amazon
14Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Gonna Send You Where I Got You From Mercury B&R Story '45-'55 – [Disc 1]: Midwest Blues V1 Amazon
15Bull Moose Jackson Keep You're Big Mouth Shut Bad Man Jackson Amazon
16The King Porter Orchestra Chittlin' Ball Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
17Nellie Lutcher He's a Real Gone Guy Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
18Cleo Brown Cleo's Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
19Ella Mae Morse A Little Further Down The Road A Piece Singles 2 Amazon
20Julia Lee Oh Chuck It Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
21Cab Calloway The Calloway Boogie Jukebox Hits 1930-1950 Amazon
22Wynonie Harris All She Wants To Do Is Rock All She Wants To Do Is Rock Amazon
23Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Chicky-Mo, Craney Crow Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 1947 – 1949 Amazon
24Butch Stone & His Orchestra I Got News For You Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
25Amos Milburn Amos' Boogie Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
26Blue Lu Barker A Little Bird Told Me From The Vaults, Vol 2. 1943-1944 Amazon
27Nellie Lutcher He Sends Me Oxford American 10th Anniversary Southern Music CD [Disc 2] "Past Masters" [2008] Amazon
28Betty Hall Jones Learn To Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
29Mabel Scott Googie Woogie Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
30Tiny Davis & Her Orchestra How About That Jive Jumpin' The Blues:MCA Label(ACE CD) Amazon
31Bull Moose Jackson Watch My Signals The Rough and Rowdy Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1 Amazon
32Doc Pomus My Good Pott Singer & Songwriter Amazon
33Wynonie Harris Good Rockin' Tonight Complete Jazz Series 1947 – 1949 Amazon
34Little Willie Littlefield Hello Kats Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon

Mother’s Day Special

This weekend we observe Mother’s Day, a day that got buried among the many lost celebrations last year due to the pandemic. So it is only fitting that we elevate the gratitude we have this coming Sunday. At Deeper Roots, we’re taking time this Friday to celebrate with only the finest in the many American genres including country, bluegrass, rock, pop vocals, soul, and everything in between…with a little bit of spark thrown in. We’ve got Aretha, The Louvins, Zydeco sounds with Fernest Arceneaux, JJ Cale and Dr. Hook, all in tow to pay tribute to all of those moms out there who play such a big part in our formation as adults. Tune in Friday mornings live from the KOWS studios in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bill & The Belles Finger Pointin' Mama Dreamsongs, Etc. Amazon
3Nat King Cole My Mother Told Me Chronological Classics: Nat King Cole 1949 Amazon
4J.J. Cale Blues For Mama To Tulsa And Back Amazon
5Paul Simon Mother And Child Reunion Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar Amazon
6Fernest Arceneaux, The Zydeco All Stars, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. Don't Tell Your Mother Zydeco Blues Party Amazon
7Miracles If Your Mother Only Knew Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
8Dee Dee Sharp (That's What) My Mama Said The Best of Dee Dee Sharp Amazon
9The Shirelles Mama Said American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
10Jackie Deshannon Did He Call Today, Mama Breakin' It Up On the Beatles Amazon
11Hello, Dolly! 1994 Broadway Revival Cast Motherhood Hello, Dolly!: The New 1994 Cast Recording Amazon
12Charles Colman & William Eaton Doncha Hear Yo'Po Mother Callin'? 5- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
13Lou Monte Mama (Mamma) Songs for Pizza Lovers – Lou Monte Sings Amazon
14The Mills Brothers Don't Be Afraid To Tell Your Mother Mills Brothers – Golden Greats Amazon
15The Taylor Brothers Mother's Advice I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951-1983 [Disc 3] Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe I Hear My Mother Call My Name The Original Soul Sister: This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
17Buck Owens Dust On Mother's Bible Dust On Mother's Bible Amazon
18Bonnie Owens Medals for Mothers 1968-1971 (Warped 6947) Amazon
19The Haden Triplets Gray Mother Dreaming The Family Songbook Amazon
20Faron Young Let Old Mother Have Her Way Hello Walls / The Young Approach Amazon
21Mac Wiseman Mother Knows Best 1962-1965 (Warped 6339) Amazon
22The Louvin Brothers God Bless Her ('Cause She Is My Mother) Long Play Collection Amazon
23The Blind Boys of Alabama Let My Mother Live Almost Home Amazon
24Ike & Tina Turner Mamma Tell Him Don't Play Me Cheap Amazon
25Aretha Franklin A Mother's Love Soul Sister Amazon
26B.B. King Nobody Loves Me But My Mother Indianola Mississippi Seeds Amazon
27Earl King Mother Told Me Not To Go Let The Good Times Roll Amazon
28Buddy Guy My Mother The Treasure Untold Amazon
29Leo Welch Mother Loves Her Children Sabougla Voices Amazon
30Chris Smither Every Mother's Son I'm a Stranger Too!/Don't It Drag On Amazon
31Troy Hess Please Don't Go Topless, Mother Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
32Louis Armstrong Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) Blues In The Night: The Johnny Mercer Songbook Amazon
33Ramblin' Jack Elliott Mother, the Queen of My Heart Ramblin' Jack Elliott Sings Woody Guthrie and Jimmie Rodgers Amazon

Honey Don’t

Don’t tell me…it’s theme time but with the negative bent. No, no, no, honey don’t. This week’s show takes on songs of which there is no reduced supply chain: songs that ask us ‘not to’. A somewhat obscure theme, no question, but it’s all about the message after all. We’ll hear a variety of genres this week, all with their warnings prefaced with the contraction “don’t”. We’ll hear from Elvis (a favorite of the idiom), Blue Lu Barker, Julia Lee, Charles Brown, Buddy Emmons, and those representing doo wop, country, early rock, and Americana. All of this coming your way on our first show of May 2021, a rebroadcast of a KOWS show recorded live from the KOWS studios, located in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa. Don’t get defensive, it’s all in fun.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Carl Perkins Honey Don't American Roots of the British Invasion Amazon
3Johnny Cash Don't Go Near The Water Ragged Old Flag Amazon
4Elvis Presley Don't Cry Daddy 2nd To None Amazon
5Elvis Presley Don't Elvis Is Back! Amazon
6Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley (8 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles) Amazon
7Fats Domino Don't Come Knockin' They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
8Billy Tate Don't Call My Name (Peacock 1671) R&B Humdingers Volume 11 Amazon
9Shirelles Don't Go Home (My Little Darlin') The Shirelles Amazon
10Lowell Fulson Don't Be So Evil Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
11Muddy Waters Don't Go No Farther The Definitive Collection Amazon
12Blue Lu Barker Don't You Make Me High Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon
13Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Don't Come Too Soon Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
14Etta James Don't Cry Baby The Essential Etta James [Disc 1] Amazon
15Bee Arnold Don't Do It Daddy Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
16Continentals Don't Do It Baby Talkin' Trash: Lookey Dookey Amazon
17The Drifters Don't Dog Me Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 1] – Jumpin' & Bluesy Amazon
18The Penguins Don't Do It Foot Tappin' And Dance At The Screamin' Festival Vol.4 Amazon
19The Band Don't Do It (Baby Don't You Do It) To Kingdom Come [Disc 2] Amazon
20Charles Brown Don't Get Salty Sugar The Classic Earliest Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
21Ella Fitzgerald Don't Be That Way First Lady of Song Amazon
22June Christy Don't Explain Lady Sings the Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
23Asleep At The Wheel Don't Forget The Trains Collision Course & The Wheel (1977, 78) Amazon
24Grandpa Jones Don't Bring Your Banjo Home Grandpa Jones The Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
25The Sons Of The Pioneers Don't Fence Me In Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
26Bobby Bare Don't Do Like I Done Son Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
27Bobby Bare Jr. Don't Go to Chattanooga A Storm – A Tree – My Mother's Head Amazon
28Solomon Burke Don't Give Up on Me Don't Give Up on Me Amazon
29Nina Simone Don't You Pay Them No Mind Wild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul Amazon
30The Handsome Family Don't Be Scared In the Air Amazon
31J.J. Cale Don't Go To Strangers Naturally Amazon
32Ramones Don't Come Close (Remastered Version ) Road To Ruin: Expanded and Remastered Amazon
33Johnny Burnette Don't Do It The Ballads Of Amazon
34Conway Twitty Don't Cry No More The Rock 'N' Roll Years CD7 Amazon
35Buddy Holly Don't Come Back Knockin' [Album Version] Rave On: The Very Best Of & Amazon