Gospel Firebrands

Classic pairings with some rocking gospel from Elvis, country and bluegrass classics, some sacred steel, tradition, and some of the richest black gospel performances from the past century, with the focus being on those performers who put the passion into the ‘word’. The roots of rock, jazz, blues, and country are closer to the surface than you’d imagine and we’re here to share it with you: The Golden Gate Quartet, Willie and Bobbie Nelson, The Jordanaires, Nina Simone, and a couple dozen others here to celebrate and evangelize through great music. Deeper Roots heads back through the church and barn doors from the past century where the power of music tells a story in all it’s glory. Join us!

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Big Mama Thornton Wade in the Water This Ain't No Mouse Music [Disc 1] Amazon
3Apostles Of Music Wade In the Water Local Customs: Downriver Revival Amazon
4Josh White Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (mono) The Elektra Years – disc 1 Amazon
5The Jordaniares Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho The Jordaniares Gospel Amazon
6Elvis Presley By and By Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Songs Disc 1 Amazon
7Willie and Bobbie Nelson In The Sweet By And By Farther Along Amazon
8Selah Jubilee Singers I'll Fly Away Complete Recorded Works – Vol. 1 (1939-1941) Amazon
9Bonnie Owens I'll Fly Away 1968-1971 (Warped 6947) Amazon
10The Haden Triplets I'll Fly Away The Family Songbook Amazon
11Marie Knight Milky White Way Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
12Elvis Presley Milky White Way His Hand In Mine Amazon
13Lonnie Johnson The Old Rugged Cross Stompin' At The Penny Amazon
14George Jones The Old Rugged Cross 24 Greatest Gospel Hits Amazon
15Ray Price Rock of Ages K-Tel Presents Country Gospel Classics Amazon
16The Jordanaires Rock Of Ages Will The Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
17The Byrds Farther Along The Byrds [Box Set] Disc 4 Amazon
18Connie Smith 08. Farther Along Connie Smith 1965-1966 Amazon
19Aubrey Ghent Just A Closer Walk With Thee The Best Of Sacred Steel Amazon
20Willie Nelson And Patsy Cline Just A Closer Walk With Thee The Essential Guide To Gospel Amazon
21Bruce Cockburn Go Tell It On The Mountain Christmas Amazon
22Mahalia Jackson Go Tell It on the Mountain Gospels & Spirituals: The Gold Collection Amazon
23The Golden Gate Quartet Golden Gate Gospel Train CD 1 the Old Days Amazon
24The Staple Singers This Train Freedom Highway Amazon
25Peter, Paul & Mary This Train Peter, Paul & Mary Amazon
26Nina Simone Trouble in Mind Hear Music Volume 8 Amazon
27Jorma Kaukonen Trouble In Mind River Of Time Amazon
28The Dixie Hummingbirds Bedside of a Neighbor 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
29The Cox Family Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor Everybody's Reaching out for Someone Amazon
30Johnny Cash Life's Railway To Heaven Life Unheard Amazon
31Patsy Cline Life's Railway To Heaven Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
32Reverend Robert Ballinger How I Got Over 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon
33The Williams Family How I Got Over Great Gospel – Maybe the Last Time Amazon
34Tom Waits The Soul Of A Man God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon

Dallas Frazier Tribute

We lost one of the great country songwriters last week. You know his songs, no doubt, but it’s not likely you know his name. Dallas Frazier grew up with songsmithing in his blood. And he got around: the Bakersfield scene, penning a bit hit for The Hollywood Argyles and The Oak Ridge Boys, Portland, Los Angeles, Capitol Records and, of course, Nashville. He penned music for the likes of Elvis, Ferlin Husky, Connie Smith, George Jones, Charley Pride and dozens of others with a blending and re-imagining the kind of music he’d always been fond of: music of the early 20th century. Join us as we share the songs of Dallas Frazier and tell you a little bit about him in our next show here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dallas Frazier California Cotton Fields Singing My Songs Amazon
3The Hollywood Argyles Alley Oop Oldies but Goodies, Volume 5 Amazon
4The Oak Ridge Boys Elvira The Best Of Classic Country 80's Amazon
5Charlie Rich Mohair Sam Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich Amazon
6Bill Kirchen She's a Yum Yum Big Hat Amazon
7Percy Sledge True Love Travels On A Gravel Road It Tears Me Up: The Best Of Percy Sledge Amazon
8Various Artists O. C. Smith – Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 9 Amazon
9Brenda Lee Johnny One Time The Brenda Lee Story: Her Greatest Hits Amazon
10Willie Nelson Johnny One Time One Hell Of A Ride [Box Set] [Disc 2] Amazon
11Charley Pride All I Have To Offer You Is Me Fifty Years Of Hits Amazon
12Charley Pride I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol. 4 Amazon
13Jack Greene There Goes My Everything Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 Amazon
14Charlie Louvin Will You Visit Me On Sundays? Greatest Hits Amazon
15Connie Smith Ain't Had No Lovin' The Essential Connie Smith Amazon
16George Jones I'm A People The Best Of George Jones: 1955-1967 Amazon
17Roy Clark Shoulder to Shoulder (Arm and Arm) The Roy Clark Anthology Amazon
18Ferlin Husky Timber I'm Falling Ferlin Husky Singles Amazon
19Mel Street Walk Softly On The Bridges Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 10 Amazon
20Jerry Lee Lewis Touching Home All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology (Disc 2) Amazon
21Elvis Presley There Goes My Everything Worldwide Gold Award Hits Vol. 2 Amazon
22Teddy Thompson Touching Home Up Front And Down Low Amazon
23Keith Richards Say It's Not You Bradley Barn Sessions Amazon
24Southside Johnny Beneath Still Waters Songs From the Barn Amazon
25Connie Smith If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone) The Essential Connie Smith Amazon
26Connie Smith Just a Little Bit of You 1971-1972 (Warped 7293F) Amazon
27Loretta Lynn/Marty Stuart Will You Visit Me on Sunday [#] Compadres: An Anthology of Duets Amazon
28Bonnie Owens How Can Our Cheatin' Be Wrong 1968-1971 (Warped 6947) Amazon
29Osborne Brothers Long Lanky Woman 1968-1974 Disc 3 Amazon
30Elvis Presley True Love Travels On A Gravel Road From Elvis in Memphis Amazon
31Slim Harpo Mohair Sam The Excello Singles Anthology Disc 2 Amazon
32Dallas Frazier I Can't Go On The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2; 1950s & 60s Boppers and Rockers from 'Nashville West' Amazon
33Dallas Frazier Will You Visit Me On Sunday Singing My Songs Amazon
34Connie Smith 27. A Touch of Yesterday Connie Smith 1965-1966 Amazon

Time To Kill

Free form sounds with time to kill from the past century. This week’s Deeper Roots show features soul, seventies rock, some gospel, country and rhythm & blues. We’ll be sharing an interesting blend of under-the-radar sounds from some greats: Ben E. King, Wanda Jackson, The Band, Mavis Staples, Neil Young, and beyond. Sonoma County Community radio is community radio at it’s best. Join Dave Stroud for a selection of classics from the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa.  We enjoy sharing and we hope you enjoy listening on Friday mornings on KOWS Occidental (and Friday evenings on KRJF Santa Rosa).

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Band Time To Kill A Musical History [Disc 3] Amazon
3Amy Winehouse Back To Black Back To Black Amazon
4Shirley & Company Shame, Shame, Shame (Vocal Version) Shame Shame Shame Amazon
5Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1967 Amazon
6LaVern Baker Saved Soul On Fire: Thes Best Of LaVerne Baker Amazon
7Mamie Bradley I Feel Like A Million The Sue Records Story: The Sound Of Soul [Disc 1] Amazon
8George Jackson I Got A Feeling Leavin' Your Homework Undone Amazon
9Clarence "Frogman" Henry Long Lost And Worried Ain't Got No Home: The Best Of Clarence "Frogman" Henry Amazon
10Ben E. King Show Me The Way Poison Ivy – Gems from the Atco Vaults 1959-1962 Amazon
11Roy Orbison Let's Make a Memory Crying Amazon
12Leon Russell Delta Lady Leon Russell [Bonus Track] Amazon
13Gospel Supremes Sinner Man Local Customs: Downriver Revival Amazon
14Grandpa Jones Turn Your Radio On Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 1] Amazon
15Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship The Baby Tree Blows Against The Empire Amazon
16Wanda Jackson Just A Queen For A Day Wanda Jackson Amazon
17Neil Young Union Man (2016 Remaster) Hawks & Doves Amazon
18Merle Haggard Roly Poly Tribute To The Best Damn Fiddle Player Amazon
19Mavis Staples Your Good Fortune Your Good Fortune (EP) Amazon
20Candi Staton He Called Me Baby Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters [Disc 1] Amazon
21Arthur Alexander Call Me Honey The Monument Years Amazon
22Dan Hicks You Gotta Believe [Album Version] The Most Of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
23Lefty Frizzell She's Gone, Gone, Gone Look What Thoughts Will Do Amazon
24Simon & Garfunkel The Boxer The Essential Simon & Garfunkel [Disc 2] Amazon
25Peter, Paul & Mary Blowin' In The Wind The Best Of Peter, Paul And Mary Amazon
26Bob Dylan Things Have Changed Lovesick Amazon
27J. J. Jackson But It's Alright But It's Alright Amazon
28Bill Kirchen It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry Seeds and Stems Amazon
29Jakob Dylan Something Good This Way Comes Seeing Things Amazon
30Lee Dorsey Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley Holy Cow The Very Best Of Lee Dorsey Amazon
31The Peanut Butter Conspiracy Twice Is Life (Single Version) The Peanut Butter Conspiracy Is Spreading Amazon
32Fleetwood Mac This Is the Rock Kiln House Amazon

Brand New Day

That new car smell…applied to everything we can think of…all to celebrate this new 2022 thing…365 more rotations and one long trip around that giant luminous orb. What a long strange trip it was. So let’s celebrate all that’s new as we move into our second decade of celebrating the past century of America’s music. This week, we’re taking on the theme of ‘brand new’….new heartaches, new cars, new neighbors, new mornings, and new hopes…same as the old hopes no doubt, but with a different slant. We’ve got performances by Mel Tillis, Dion, Ruthie Foster, Fats Domino, Steve Earle and a couple dozen others to keep our dreams worth holding onto. Let’s put COVID in the rear view. Let’s send the truth-doubters back to their rat’s nests. And make good trouble. Welcome 2022 with a promise to hold those who led an insurrection and those who voted for the leaders accountable. Tune into the show. I promise we’ll keep it real.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Joe Liggins Brand New Deal In Mobile Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Amazon
3Fletcher Smith Brand New Neighborhood Stompin' 12 Amazon
4George Green Brand New Rockin' Chair The Rough And Rowdy Roots Of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 5 Amazon
5Al Harrison Brand New Money Fool Mule Amazon
6Barrel House Blott & Lee Brand New Man Dapper Dan Amazon
7Fats Domino Brand New Baby Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Wayne Hancock Brand New Cadillac That's What Daddy Wants Amazon
9The Payments Brand New Automobile So-Cal Speed Shop's Hot Rod Classics Disc 1 Amazon
10Lightnin' Hopkins Brand New Lock Po' Lightnin' Amazon
11Lead Belly I'm Going to Buy You a Brand New Ford Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Amazon
12Ruthie Foster Brand New Day Promise of a Brand New Day Amazon
13Al Kooper Brand New Day (Bonus Track) You Never Know Who You Friends Are…Plus Amazon
14Dion Brand New Morning Recorded Live At The Bitter End, August 1971 Amazon
15Gary Stewart Brand New Whiskey An Empty Glass: A Collection of Drinkin' Songs Amazon
16Mel Tillis Brand New Mister Me 36 All Time Greatest Hits Amazon
17The Everly Brothers Brand New Heartache The Everly Brothers Amazon
18Dave Edmunds Worn Out Suits, Brand New Pockets Get It Amazon
19Gram Parsons Brand New Heartache [Bonus Track] Complete Reprise Sessions: [Disc 3] – Alternate Takes From GP & Grievous Angel Amazon
20Emmylou Harris Brand New Dance Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems Disc 2 Amazon
21Tex Ritter You're Always Brand New High Noon Amazon
22Don Henley The Brand New Tennessee Waltz Cass County (Deluxe) Amazon
23Steve Earle Brand New Companion Townes Amazon
24Dave Alvin Brand New Heart Blue Blvd Amazon
25Greg Brown Brand New '64 Dodge Poet Game Amazon
26Jesse Winchester Brand New Tennesse Waltz Jesse Winchester: Live From Mountain Stage Amazon
27Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters Brand New Start Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters (EP) Amazon
28Modern Hicks Brand New Tornado Alley Amazon
29Melanie Brand New Key 70s Music Explosion – Miracles Amazon
30Will Kimbrough Brand New Song Americanitis Amazon
31Leftover Salmon Brand New Good Old Days Brand New Good Old Days Amazon
32Elvis Presley There's a Brand New Day On the Horizon Elvis Double Features: Love in Las Vegas + Roustabout Amazon
33Esther Phillips With The Dixie Flyers Brand New Day (LP Version) Set Me Free Amazon
34James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag 20 All Time Greatest Hits! Amazon
35Slim Harpo Little Queen Bee (Got a Brand New King) The Excello Singles Anthology Disc 1 Amazon

Who We Lost 2021

New Year’s Eve will bring a look back at those we’ve lost this past year. 2021 was another year of COVID-19 with a couple of variants slipping into and out of the world. We wait patiently, for the most part, for vaccines and adult behavior to work. Unfortunately, there is a selfishness about our species that cannot be denied. This year’s losses have no boundaries musically: everyone from Biz Markie to Stephen Sondheim, Vicente Fernandez to Nanci Griffith, Lloyd Price to Stonewall Jackson. Performers of our lifetime. We go into 2022 having hope. Join Dave Stroud for a musical look back.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Monkees Some of Shelly's Blues Listen to the Band Disc 4 Amazon
3The Marvelettes Don't Mess With Bill Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
4Teddy Bears To Know Him Is to Love Him Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
5The Everly Brothers So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. Disc 1 Amazon
6Jimmie Rodgers Oh-Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again 40 All-Time Favorites [Disc 1] Amazon
7Gerry & The Pacemakers Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying The Classic 60's Collection: 1964 Amazon
8Lloyd Price Just Because Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
9B.J. Thomas Hooked On A Feeling 20 Greatest Hits Amazon
10Nanci Griffith Late Night Grande Hotel Late Night Grande Hotel Amazon
11Rusty Young Down Home Waitin' For The Sun Amazon
12Aretha Franklin Chain Of Fools (Roger Hawkins) Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
13Maddox Brothers and Rose Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die 1950-1951 (Warped 5076F) Amazon
14Joe Maphis & Rose Lee Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) Swing West 1: Bakersfield Amazon
15Dan Crary, Byron Berline & John Hickman Old Time Medley Chambergrass Amazon
16J.D. Crowe & The New South Old Home Place Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics Amazon
17The Osborne Brothers Rocky Top Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass [Disc 1] Amazon
18Tom T. Hall Ballad of Forty Dollars The Definitive Collection: Tom T. Hall Amazon
19Stonewall Jackson I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water (Columbia 1964) Singles Amazon
20Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys(Ed Bruce) RCA Country Legends [Disc 2] Amazon
21Taj Mahal Cakewalk Into Town (Howard Johnson on Tuba) Putumayo Presents: American Blues Amazon
22Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Lost In The Ozone Lost In The Ozone Amazon
23Gram Parsons Ooh Las Vegas (DRUMMER – RONNIE TUTT) G.P. / Grievous Angel Amazon
24The Kingsmen Louie, Louie Louie Louie Amazon
25The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women Forty Licks [Disc 1] Amazon
26ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin' Greatest Hits Amazon
27Johnny Ventura Filete Presentando a.. Mi Nuevo Cosecha Amazon
28Vicente Fernandez Volver Volver The Rose & The Briar Amazon
29Johnny Pacheco El Esencia Del Guaguanco Ritmo Caliente – Salsa Greats Amazon
30The Gap Band Oops Upside Your Head (I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up An Pure Disco Amazon
31Dave Frishberg Van Lingle Mungo Baseball's Greatest Hits Amazon
32Jill Corey Love Me to Pieces Your Hit Parade – The '50s Amazon
33The McGuire Sisters Sincerely The Sisters Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
34Claude Bolling It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Bolling Plays Ellington, Vol. 1 Amazon
35The Tokens The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) Wimoweh!!! – The Best Of The Tokens Amazon
36Jay & The Americans Cara Mia Come A Little Bit Closer – The Best of Jay and The Americans Amazon
37The Supremes When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through (Mary Wilson) Gold Disc 1 Amazon
38Lee "Scratch" Perry I Am the Upsetter Trojan Reggae Amazon
39Biz Markie Just a Friend Biz's Baddest Beats: The Best of Biz Markie Amazon
40Original Cast Tonight Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
41Chuck E. Weiss Anthem for Old Souls Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys Amazon
42Pat Martino Just Friends Progressions: 100 Years Of Jazz Guitar [Disc 3] Amazon
43Peter, Paul and Mary Have You Been to Jail for Justice? In These Times Amazon
44Patrick Sky Many A Mile Best Of The Troubadours Amazon
45Chick Corea and Return to Forever Captain Marvel Light as a Feather (Disc 1) Amazon
46New York Dolls Puss 'n' Boots Sophisticated Boom Boom: The Shadow Morton Story Amazon
47The Ramones Baby, I Love You End of the Century Amazon