Double Play

Hot weather this week and we’ll be sweatin’ out the oldies in the KOWS Studio this coming Friday. Summer may be just around the corner but we’re running hot already here in Sonoma County. Today’s show features a ‘double play’ collection of traditions and covers, focusing primarily on gospel tradition and contemporary covers. Brook Benton, Josh White, Wilson Pickett, Neko Case, and Hank Williams are among the performers we’ll be featuring this week. Covers of the Gambler’s Blues, Stormy Weather, Denomination Blues, and more coming your way from the studios located in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, California. Streaming at

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Freddie King Trouble In Mind King Of The Blues Amazon
3Mavis Staples Levon Helm Trouble In My Mind Carry Me Home Amazon
4Sister Rosetta Tharpe Trouble In My Mind Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
5Washington Phillips Denomination Blues – Part 1 Manzarene Dreams Amazon
6Rodney Crowell Denomination Blues Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
7Josh White St. James Infirmary Mojo-2010-11-Journey to Love Amazon
8Bobby "Blue" Bland St. James Infirmary Mississippi Blues Amazon
9Blind Alfred Reed You Must Unload Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
10Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
11Louis Armstrong Shadrack Louis And The Good Book Amazon
12Brook Benton Shadrack Mercury 1962 Amazon
13CBS Trumpeteers Milky White Way I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From The Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Amazon
14Elvis Presley Milky White Way His Hand In Mine Amazon
15Shades of Blue Oh How Happy Glory of Love: Sweet & Soulful Love Songs-'60s Amazon
16Carlene Carter Oh How Happy Carlene Carter/Blue Nun Amazon
17Jeff Lynne Stormy Weather Armchair Theatre Amazon
18Ethel Waters Stormy Weather Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
19Aaron Neville I Saw The Light Gospel Roots Amazon
20Hank Williams I Saw The Light Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
21Arizona Dranes John Said He Saw A Number He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul Of Arizona Dranes Amazon
22Neko Case John Saw That Number Fox Confessor Brings The Flood Amazon
23Jimmy Reed Big Boss Man The Very Best of Jimmy Reed Amazon
24Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Big Boss Man Playback Disc 5 Amazon
25Wilson Pickett Three-Time Loser A Man & A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett [Disc 1] Amazon
26Dave Edmunds Three Time Loser Twangin' Amazon
27Solomon Burke Got To Get You Off My Mind Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
28Huey Lewis And The News Got To Get You Off My Mind Soulsville Amazon
29Peggy Lee With Dave Barbour & His Orchestra I Don't Know Enough About You I Get Ideas – A Proper Introduction To Peggy Lee Amazon
30The Mills Brothers I Don't Know Enough About You The Very Best Of The Mills Brothers Amazon
31The Bobby Fuller Four I Fought The Law The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four Amazon
32The Clash I Fought the Law Story of the Clash, Vol. 1 Disc 1 Amazon

Fogerty Revival

We make a big tip of the hat to an institutional…who turns 77 years old this coming week. John Cameron Fogerty grew up in these parts, growing up in El Cerrito to a second grade teacher and linotype operator for the Berkeley Gazette. He was a part-time Army reservist who, after completing his gig in 1968, formed a band with brother Tom called The Golliwogs and then, eventually, Creedence Clearwater. A talented songwriter clearly influenced by the core elements of gospel, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, country, and (certainly) rock ‘n roll, John’s catalog of music, his distinctive vocals, and driving melodies are immediately recognizable, if not for Doug Clifford’s percussive direction, then for the rhythm and twang that took a Northern California ensemble sound into the mossy swamps and humid climes of the deeper South. Through a messy transition to his solo career to his late career recognition, John Fogerty is a legend and our show today takes some time to reflect…with music from contemporaries, solo efforts new and old, and most certainly a collection of Creedence classics. Tune in.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Fogerty Don't You Wish It Was True Revival Amazon
3The Golliwogs Action USA Promotional Spot Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 Amazon
4The Golliwogs You Better Be Careful Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 Amazon
5The Golliwogs Fight Fire Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 Amazon
6John Fogerty Down On The Corner The Long Road Home: Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Amazon
7Creedence Clearwater Revival The Midnight Special Hot Stuff Amazon
8Big Silver Wrote A Song For Everyone Chooglin': a Tribute to the Songs of John Fogerty Amazon
9Irma Thomas River Is Waiting Simply Grand Amazon
10John Jorgenson Lookin Out My Back Door Chooglin': a Tribute to the Songs of John Fogerty Amazon
11Earl Scruggs/John Fogerty Blue Ridge Mountain Blues Earl Scruggs and Friends Amazon
12John Fogerty Have You Ever Seen the Rain (with Alan Jackson) Wrote a Song for Everyone Amazon
13Juan Gabriel Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Gracias al Sol) Quiero Creedence Amazon
14John Fogerty The Old Man Down The Road Centerfield Amazon
15Marc Cohn Long As I Can See The Light Listening Booth: 1970 Amazon
16Ted Hawkins Long As I Can See The Light The Next Hundred Years Amazon
17John Fogerty Almost Saturday Night (with Keith Urban) Wrote a Song for Everyone Amazon
18John Fogerty Deja Vu (All Over Again) Deja Vu All Over Again Amazon
19Carl Perkins All Mama's Children (with John Fogerty) Go Cat Go Amazon
20Jerry Lee Lewis Bad Moon Rising The London Sessions 1973 Amazon
21Elvis Presley Proud Mary [#] An Afternoon in the Garden Amazon
22Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Lodi At The Ryman [Live] Amazon
23Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River Green River Amazon
24Buddy Guy Change In The Weather Feels Like Rain Amazon
25Creedence Clearwater Revival Hey Tonight Pendulum Amazon
26John Fogerty Blue Moon Nights Blue Moon Swamp Amazon
27Dr. John; John Fogerty New Orleans The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac & His Music Disc 2 Amazon
28John Fogerty Centerfield Centerfield Amazon
29John Fogerty River Is Waiting Revival Amazon

Your Lucky Day

Bad luck and trouble are supposed to be common watchwords on a Friday the 13th but we’re not the superstitious kind. Those vintage holdovers from a Christian time gone long past are just reminders of the stinkin’ thinkin’ that got us to where we are today. We’ll be taking our chances with a themed show today that blends vocal nuggets from Frank Sinatra and Elvis with blues from Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ray Charles, and Chester Burnett. We’ve also got some Jimmy Smith, Raul Malo, Chance Halladay, and Nappy Brown to keep you entertained while the rest of the world goes by. Tune us in on your radio at 92.5 FM or, better yet, listen to us anywhere on planet Earth on Adopt a black cat. Despite longstanding superstitions, they have the very best of personalities.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jim Lauderdale Lucky 13 Point of No Return: The Unreleased 1989 Album Amazon
3Chris Isaak Waiting for My Lucky Day Baja Sessions Amazon
4The Bobby Fuller Four I'm A Lucky Guy The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four Amazon
5Frank Sinatra Luck Be a Lady Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years Amazon
6Judy Garland Lucky Day Ultra-Lounge: Vegas Baby! Amazon
7Jimmy Smith I'm Just A Lucky So And So Standards Amazon
8Ray Charles Lucky Old Sun Hear Music Volume 1 Amazon
9Tommy Flanagan Friday The 13th For Monk-A Tribute To The Music Of Thelonious Monk Amazon
10Bobby "Blue" Bland Friday The 13th Child His California Album Amazon
11Howlin' Wolf Hard Luck The Chess Box [Disc 3] Amazon
12Chris Thomas King Superstitious Blues Me, My Guitar and the Blues Amazon
13Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
14Stevie Wonder Superstition Hitsville USA, Vol. 2: The Motown Singles Collection 1972-1992 Disc 1 Amazon
15J.J. Cale Lady Luck Travel Log Amazon
16Raul Malo Lucky One Lucky One Amazon
17Mary-Chapin Carpenter I Feel Lucky Come On Come On Amazon
18Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds Elvis Viva Las Vegas – official soundtrack Amazon
19k.d. lang & the Reclines Luck in My Eyes Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
20Charley Crockett Lots of Luck Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
21Johnny Cash Thirteen American Recordings Amazon
22Gale Storm Lucky Lips Dark Moon * The Best Of Gale Storm Amazon
23Ruth Brown Lucky Lips Feelin Fine Amazon
24Viola Wells (Miss Rhapsody) My Lucky Day Were Sisters Under the Skin – Female Blues & Boogie 1944 to 1949 Amazon
25Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious The Chess Box Amazon
26John Fogerty Bad Moon Rising The Long Road Home: Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Amazon
27Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Bad Luck, Pt. 1 Greatest Hits Amazon
28Chance Halladay Lucky Me Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon