When You Dance

It’s Black Friday here in Sonoma County and we don’t really know what to expect. Worn out from the ongoing pandemic, we’re still moderating here but we very much need music to help us light the way. We like to make that possible on Friday mornings on KOWS  when we find another free form collection full of small themes and nuggets. With a sprinkling of classic Carole King, Sonny Bono and Brill Building sounds, we’ll move forward into the holidays with hand clapping gospel, soul stew from Booker T., some Leon Russell, Paul Simon, Gene Pitney, and The Cookies. The playlist this morning will circle back to celebrating all the things that matter in musical themes including true love, change, and (most of all) dance. Join us this week once again for some great sounds .

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Cuff Links Guided Missiles The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
3The Highway Q.C.'s Pray Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
4The Staple Singers Hammer and Nails Hammer and Nails Amazon
5Patsy Cline Life's Railway To Heaven Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
6Paul Simon Slip Slidin' Away Sounds of the Seventies: 1977 Amazon
7Jakob Dylan & Jade Castrinos Go Where You Wanna Go Echo In The Canyon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Amazon
8The Mamas & the Papas Do You Wanna Dance Greatest Hits Amazon
9Bobby Freeman Do You Wanna Dance MaltShop Memories Save the Last Dance for M Amazon
10The Drifters Dance With Me The 50's – A Decade to Remember: Do You Wanna Dance Amazon
11Billy Bland Let the Little Girl Dance One Hit Wonders Amazon
12Dash And Dot Dance With Me Henry Forgotten Duos of Rock Volume 1 Amazon
13The Diatones Oh Baby, Come Dance With Me Bandera Doo Wop Amazon
14Billy Storm When You Dance Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 4] – Group Revival Amazon
15Marvin Gaye Stubborn Kind of Fellow 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
16The O'Jays Back Stabbers The O'Jays Greatest Hits Amazon
17Ann Cole Have Fun Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
18James Brown Lost Someone Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
19Booker T. & the MG's; The MG's Time Is Tight Classic Rock: 1969 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
20Redbone Come And Get Your Love Sounds of the Seventies Pop Nuggets: Early '70s Amazon
21Phoebe Snow Shakey Ground The Best Of Phoebe Snow Amazon
22Percy Sledge True Love Travels On A Gravel Road Cold Cold Heart – Where Country Meets Soul Volume 3 Amazon
23The Cookies Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
24Leon Russell I Believe To My Soul Best Of Hank Wilson Amazon
25Ray Charles Greenbacks Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (1 of 8) Amazon
26Gene Pitney Every Breath I Take Anthology: 1961-1968 Amazon
27The Raindrops The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
28Jackie DeShannon Needles And Pins The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
29Nancy Sinatra Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) Kill Bill, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Amy Winehouse Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Lioness: Hidden Treasures Amazon
31Laura Nyro 165-Stoned Soul Picnic Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
32The Mavericks Dance the Night Away Collection [2003] Amazon

Sugar Moon

We’ll be settling into some classic country sounds from the golden age alongside some contemporary sounds that stay steadfast in a sound that rings true and authentic. We’ll hear some classics from Wynn Stewart, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Webb Pierce and others. There will be plenty of original sounds from BR5-49 and Chuck Mead, k.d. lang, Don Edwards, and The Mavericks to remind us of the clear line between authentic and what’s attempting to pass for country these days. Tune in for a mix of swing, story songs, love songs, and foot-tappin’ treasures on Deeper Roots this week on Sonoma County Community radio where the music will always take you somewhere other than the main stream. We seldom venture there. 

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Nelson Sugar Moon You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
3k.d. lang & the Reclines Big Boned Gal Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
4k.d. lang Western Stars Recollection CD 1 Amazon
5Charley Crockett Over There That's Frank 10 for Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand Amazon
6Asleep At The Wheel You're From Texas Ride With Bob Amazon
7Johnny Cash I'm Gonna Sit on the Porch and Pick on My Old Guitar Silver Amazon
8Charley Crockett Music City USA Music City USA Amazon
9Ferlin Husky Detour Vintage Collections Series Amazon
10Carl Smith (When You Feel Like Youre in Love) Dont Just Stand There Golden Age of Country Volume 3: Crazy Arms [Disc 1] Amazon
11Carl Smith Hey Joe! Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
12Ray Price Invitation To The Blues Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
13Buck Owens Above And Beyond Buck Owens Amazon
14John Fogerty I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again Amazon
15Webb Pierce I Ain't Never 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Webb Pierce Amazon
16The Tractors The Tractors-Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Trade Union Amazon
17Wynn Stewart It's Such A Pretty World Today Swing West 1: Bakersfield Amazon
18George Strait Big Ball's in Cowtown w/Asleep at the Wheel Strait Out of the Box [Disc 4] Amazon
19Asleep At The Wheel Across The Alley From The Alamo Tribute To The Music Of Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys Amazon
20Don Edwards Texas Plains West of Yesterday Amazon
21Willie Nelson This Old House Remember Me, Vol. 1 Amazon
22BR5-49 Cherokee Boogie BR5-49 Amazon
23BR5-49 The Devil In Me Dog Days Amazon
24The Mavericks One Step Away Music for All Occasions Amazon
25Little Jimmy Dickens When They Get Too Rough (They're Just Right For Me) Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
26Wynn Stewart Big City California Country Amazon
27Dwight Yoakam Train in Vain Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years Disc 2 Amazon
28Waylon Jennings Sweet Dream Woman The Essential Waylon Jennings [2007] Disc 1 Amazon
29Old Crow Medicine Show Wagon Wheel Americana Amazon
30Marty Robbins Devil Woman [Album Version] Columbia Country Classics – Volume 4: The Nashville Sound Amazon
31Asleep At The Wheel Bob Wills Is Still The King Ride With Bob Amazon
32Bob Wills Goin' Away Party For the Last Time Amazon
33Charley Crockett Skip A Rope Music City USA Amazon

Wild Ones

Wild in the streets…well, we’re also wild in the bars, the dance halls, the backyards, and everywhere else for that matter. We’ll be revisiting the crazy ones…the excitable ones…the hot clubs where the bad boys and bad girls are burning the candle. Tune in for some fairly wild doin’s with Mabel Scott, The Louvins, Clarence Palmer and the Jive Bombers, Johnny Horton, and a couple dozen others as we take on that theme of wild men and wild women once more on Community Radio. Dave Stroud puts the metal to the pedal with jazz vocals, rockabilly romps, early century innuendos, and rhythm and blues on a Friday morning in Sonoma County. Oh…and don’t forget to visit kowsfm.com and click on that Donate Now button to support all volunteer Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Garland Jeffreys Wild in the Streets Ghost Writer/One-Eyed Jack/American Boy & Girl [[Disc 1]] Amazon
3Billy Jones With The Little Ramblers Don't Bring Lulu The Naughty 1920s: Red Hot & Risque Songs Of The Jazz Age Volume 2 Amazon
4Mae West I'm No Angel The Mae West Collection Amazon
5Mae West My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) Bombshells Amazon
6Mabel Scott Yes Destination Lust – Chicksville U.S.A. Amazon
7Lizabeth Scott A Deep Dark Secret Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
8Monica Lewis Do It Again Bombshells Amazon
9Kenni Huskey Wild Man Tamer Oxford American 11th Edition Southern Music CD [Disc 2, "Arkansas Masters"] Amazon
10Donnie Elbert Wild Child (Deluxe 6156) R&B Humdingers Volume 11 Amazon
11Red Ingle & His Natural Seven Cigareets, Whiskey and Wild Wild Women (Smoking) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
12Johnny Horton The Wild One Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (1 of 2) Amazon
13Carl Mann Born To Be Bad Midnight Cryin' Time: Teen Angst Classics From The Rock 'n' Roll Era Amazon
14Jerry Lee Lewis Real Wild Child (Wild One) A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
15Tennessee Ernie Ford I'm A Bad Man Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 2] Amazon
16The Dave & Deke Combo Wild Woman Hollywood Barndance Amazon
17Charline Arthur Burn That Candle Welcome To The Club Amazon
18The Louvin Brothers You're Running Wild Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
19The Hot Club of Cowtown I Can't Tame Wild Women Tall Tales Amazon
20Wanda Jackson Let's Have A Party Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
21Carmen MacRae Whatever Lola Wants Burlesque – 100 Classics Amazon
22The Jive Bombers Bad Boy Cry-Baby Amazon
23The Trenier Twins Hey! Sister Lucy (What Makes Your Lips So Juicy?) Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
24Rudy Greene Wild Life Various Artists: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll/Volume 2/[Disc 1] Amazon
25Wynonie Harris Young And Wild Playful Baby Amazon
26Champion Jack Dupree Bad Whiskey And Wild Women Two Classic Albums Plus Singles Amazon
27King James Wild Wooly Woman Stompin' 25 Amazon
28Eunice Davis Let's Have A Party Stompin' 25 Amazon
29Julia Lee Do You Want It? Burlesque – 100 Classics Amazon
30Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
31John Hammond Wild Man On The Loose Trouble No More Amazon
32Louis Prima & Keely Smith Barnacle Bill The Sailor Breaking It Up! Amazon
33Little Willie John Fever Burlesque – 100 Classics Amazon
34Albert King Wild Women Door To Door Amazon
35Wanda Jackson Hard Headed Woman Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
36Iggy Pop Real Wild Child Blah Blah Blah Amazon
37Vince Taylor Brand New Cadillac Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon

Rainy Nights

November arrives which means winter is fast approaching with (we hope) a need to break out the umbrellas, clean the gutters, and let the cycle of renewal begin. Our show this week is a free form collection of sounds from the past century highlighted by a couple of topical sets, some somber, some hopeful, but all with a blending of Americana. We’ll visit with Tom Waits’ on the low side of the road, hear from Nina Simone and her brilliant delivery of Langston Hughes’ Backlash Blues, some songs about bluebirds, rainy nights, bright lights and big cities. This week’s episode on KOWS Community Radio gives room to breathe and reflect on what is important with country, gospel, blues, jazz and everything that falls in between, fresh from the digital ether…all coming your way, for today, on KOWS 92.5 FM Occidental.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Irma Thomas It's Raining Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
3Tom Waits Jersey Girl Used Songs 1973-1980 Amazon
4Skeeter Davis The End of the World Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
5Dinah Washington This Bitter Earth The Essential Dinah Washington: The Great Songs Amazon
6Johnny Cash Family Bible Boom Chicka Boom Amazon
7Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Testify: The Gospel Box [Disc 2] Amazon
8Paul Simon Gone at Last 1964-1993 Disc 2 Amazon
9Nina Simone Backlash Blues Defiance Blues Amazon
10Jimmy Hughes A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1 Amazon
11Art Freeman Everybody's Got To Cry Sometime The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1 Amazon
12Brook Benton Rainy Night In Georgia Today Amazon
13Roy Orbison Blue Rain (Coming Down) The Soul of Rock And Roll [Disc 3] Amazon
14Rosanne Cash I Count The Tears Retrospective Amazon
15Sir Douglas Quintet The Rains Came Best Of Sir Douglas Quintet Amazon
16Ritchie Valens Bluebirds Over The Mountain Ritchie Valens – Ritchie Amazon
17Joe Ely If You Were A Bluebird Joe Ely Amazon
18Billy Walker Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Whirlpool – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Amazon
19Mac Wiseman The Bluebirds Are Singing for Me Warped 6643 – Mac Wiseman – 1966 Amazon
20Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys Hello Bluebird Oh! Amazon
21Ry Cooder Johnny Cash I, Flathead Amazon
22Johnny Cash 28 I Walk the Line [Live at The Carousel Ballroom San Fancisco CA – April 1968] Live At The Carousel Ballroom Amazon
23Charley Crockett Skip A Rope Music City USA Amazon
24Wanda Jackson You Drive Me Wild Encore Amazon
25Neil Young & the Shocking Pinks Bright Lights, Big City Everybody's Rockin' Amazon
26Blind Willie Johnson Let Your Light Shine On Me [Album Version] The Ladykillers Music From The Motion Picture Amazon
27John Fogerty Down On The Corner The Long Road Home: Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Amazon
28Tom Waits Lowside Of The Road Mule Variations Amazon
29John Oates My Creole Belle Arkansas Amazon
30Chris Hillman Wildflowers Bidin' My Time Amazon
31Charlie Musselwhite Siboney Continental Drifter Amazon
32Dave Alvin Downey Girl Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon