Country Crossovers

Country music started genre-life out as something different. Searching for a term more palatable than simply ‘folk’ or, more so, ‘hillbilly’, or ‘western’ music, music industry marketing found the term ‘country’ or ‘country and western’ a much smoother alternative. It softened the fiddle and accordion sounds and, at the same time, tempered the fears of human de-evolution through cultural disappropriation. Although what passes for country music today is more a caricature of itself, the Golden Age of country, running through the decades of the fifties, sixties and the early seventies built a solid foundation with some of the great songwriters and performers that weren’t from the big east and west coast hubs. And their music would often be heard ‘peeking through’ the pop charts in a big way, reinforcing the notion that it was, and always had been, a common cultural denominator. Our show this week features some of the very greatest of the latter. Join us!


California Dreamin’

A little bit of surf…just a bit…and some folk favorites right alongside some local performers in this week’s episode brought your way directly from the KOWS Studios in downtown Santa Rosa, California. Our theme is the Golden State where the living may be costly but the core soul is one of progressive culture and hard work: whether that’s in the fields, behind the desk, in the service industry, or on the road. This week’s show focuses on California, from the LA Freeway to the Streets of Bakersfield, on up to Lodi and the Monterey Bay. The past century has found the state a popular subject of song and we’ve got some favorites and off-the-wall nuggets just for you this Friday morning including tracks from Dave Alvin, Albert Hammond, and Red River Dave. Tune in.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Sound Of The City KSFO 560 – San Francisco 78s Amazon
3Tony Bennett I Left My Heart in San Francisco Your Hit Parade – Into the '60S Amazon
4Danny Sorentino Sonoma County Stars Real Music (Disc 1) Amazon
5Kyle Martin Santa Rosa Kyle Martin Amazon
6Charley Crockett The Way I'm Livin' (Santa Rosa) The Valley Amazon
7Lowell Levinger Hippie From Olema Get Together- Youngblood Classics Amazon
8Kevin Russell California Cottonfields Trouble In Mind Amazon
9John Hartford California Earthquake Troubadours: Folk And The Roots Of American Music 4: 11 The South Amazon
10Norman Greenbaum Petaluma Spirit In The Sky – The Best of Norman Greenbaum Amazon
11Neil Young California Sunset Old Ways Amazon
12Joe Jones California Sun You Heard It Here First! Amazon
13Roy Orbison California Blue Mystery Girl Amazon
14The Beach Boys California Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys Disc 4 Amazon
15The Beach Boys California Girls 20 Good Vibrations: The Greatest Hits Amazon
16Jan & Dean The Little Old Lady From Pasadena Malt Shop Memories: Top Down Convertible Sound (Disc 2) Amazon
17Eric Clapton San Francisco Bay Blues Unplugged Amazon
18Dave Alvin Out in California Interstate City Amazon
19Various Artists Monterey Pop Promo – KRLA Los Angeles #2 1960s Psychedelic Radio Commercials Amazon
20The Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin' Southern California With Fond Memories Amazon
21Joni Mitchell California Hits Amazon
22America Ventura Highway Southern California With Fond Memories Amazon
23Lucinda Williams Here in California Treasures left behind: Remembering Kate Wolf Amazon
24Buck Owens Streets of Bakersfield The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) – Disc 3 Amazon
25Randy Newman I Love L.A. Lonely at the Top: The Best of Randy Newman Amazon
26Albert Hammond It Never Rains In California Southern California With Fond Memories Amazon
27The Ink Spots When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano Greatest Hits Amazon
28The Four Preps 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) Southern California With Fond Memories Amazon
29Red River Dave California Hippie Murders Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
30John Fogerty Lodi The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty – Creedence Collection Amazon

Say Goodnight

We’re taking a free form route this week featuring an eclectic blend of some favorites from the not-so-distant past…but we’ll be sprinkling in a generous dose of tunage from the very distant past as well. It’s all in keeping with the standards we keep. Tune in for the likes of Etta Jones, Little Joe and the Thrillers, Bruce Springsteen, The Drifters, and some piano favorites from the Crescent City this Friday on Deeper Roots. Oldies? Yes. Instrumentals? Yes. Soul and vocal gems? Yes. Boring? No. Tune us in on your radio at 92.5 FM or, better yet, listen to us anywhere on planet Earth on It’s going to be a hot day here in the North Bay so why not cool off with some cool sounds here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dean & Britta Say Goodnight Back Numbers Amazon
3Mark Knopfler Daddy's Gone to Knoxville The Ragpicker's Dream Amazon
4Lonnie Donegan Rock Island Line Sentimental Journey, Folge 3 – Last Train To San Fernando Amazon
5Mark Knopfler Donegan's Gone Shangri-La Amazon
6The Cookies Chains The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
7The Lovin' Spoonful Coconut Grove Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
8Chris Isaak Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing Forever Blue Amazon
9Jackson Browne Doctor My Eyes The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne Amazon
10Etta Jones Just Friends The Best of Etta Jones The Prestige Singles Amazon
11Julie London My Heart Belongs to Daddy Wild Cool and Swingin' Amazon
12Mary Wells My Guy Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
13Four Aces Perfidia Your Hit Parade – '50S Generation Amazon
14Little Joe & the Thrillers Peanuts The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
15Fats Domino Please Don't Leave Me Very Best of Fats Domino [Phantom] (Disc 1) Amazon
16The Drifters Please Stay The Definitive Drifters [Disc 1] Amazon
17Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir My God Can Do Anything Big Noise: A Mambo Inn Compilation Amazon
18The Tornados Telstar Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2 Amazon
19Duane Eddy Peter Gunn Theme Rebel Rouser Amazon
20Nelson Riddle Theme from Route 66 Music for a Bachelor's Den Amazon
21Lou Busch The Wild Ones Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 7: The Crime Scene Amazon
22Julia Lee And Her Boyfriends My Man Stands Out Risque Rhythm: Nasty 50s R&B Amazon
23Smiley Lewis I Hear You Knocking Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
24Bruce Springsteen You're Missing The Rising (Special Package) Amazon
25Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
26The Allman Brothers Band Revival Stand Back: The Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
27Betty Everett The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
28Django Reinhardt/Stéphane Grappelli Sweet Georgia Brown Quintette du Hot Club de France: 25 Classics 1934-1940 Amazon
29Pixies Dig for Fire Bossanova Amazon
30Perry Como Kewpie Doll Your Hit Parade – '50S Generation Amazon
31The O'Jays Love Train Dead Presidents Amazon
32Stevie Wonder Please Don't Go Fulfillingness' First Finale Amazon

Dawn To Midnight

From sunrise to sunset and then back. This Friday morning we take a journey on the roller coaster of life on the big blue marble using music as our rails. We’ll rise and shine in the cold grey light before dawn and follow summer rain with the summer wind as sundown approaches. This week’s theme is a fusion of sunrise, sundown and a misty moonlight rhapsody featuring the music of Ray Charles, Norah Jones, Chet and Les, Bobby Bare, Mahalia Jackson and a couple dozen others. We’ll take you from dawn to midnight as we bring on the best of America’s music from digital, vinyl and ethereal dustbins of the past 100 years. Join us once more for music from long ago, today, and far away here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Browns The Three Bells 30 Years Of No. 1 Country Hits 2/4 Amazon
3Nick Lowe Cold Grey Light of Dawn Dig My Mood Amazon
4Emmylou Harris Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn Roses in the Snow Amazon
5Chet Atkins & Les Paul The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise Chester & Lester Amazon
6Luther Dickinson Hurry up Sunrise Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Volumes I & II [amazon asin=Rodney Crowell – Don't Get Me Started [Album Version] – 00:00&title=Buy From Amazon &thumb=]
7Norah Jones Sunrise Feels Like Home Amazon
8Bruce Cockburn Sunrise on the Mississippi Dart to the Heart Amazon
9Doris Day I Got The Sun In The Morning Complete Doris Day With Les Brown [Disc 2] Amazon
10Geoff Muldaur Livin' In The Sunlight (Lovin' in the Moonlight) Is Having Wonderful Time Amazon
11Petra Haden Sunshine Life for Me (with Lenny Pickett) Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys Amazon
12Ray Charles You Are My Sunshine Ultimate Hits Collection [2 of 2] Amazon
13The Statler Brothers You're My Sunshine Country Roads – Ralph Emery Presents – For The Good Times Amazon
14Willie Nelson Bring Me Sunshine ("Naked" Version) Naked Willie Amazon
15Lyle Lovett Summer Wind Smile: Songs From The Movies Amazon
16Johnny Rivers Summer Rain Best Of Johnny Rivers Amazon
17Roger Miller In The Summertime (You Don't Want My Love) Super Hits Amazon
18Robbie Fulks Rose of the Summer Gone Away Backward Amazon
19The Mavericks Summertime (When I'm With You) Mono Amazon
20Dale Hawkins Summertime Down South Wildcat Tamer Amazon
21Slim Willett And His Hired Hands Come Sundown Birth / Work / Death – Work, Money And Status In Country Music (1950-1974) Amazon
22Bobby Bare Come Sundown 1970 Amazon
23Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Lonesome Sundown Echo Amazon
24J.J. Cale Long About Sundown Stay Around Amazon
25Cab Calloway Moonlight Rhapsody 1932-1934 Amazon
26Billie Holiday Feat. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Let's Dream In The Moonlight Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 [Disc 05] Amazon
27Dean Martin In The Misty Moonlight The Great Dean Martin Amazon
28Maria Muldaur Moonlight Love Wants to Dance Amazon
29Smokey Wood Moonlight in Oklahoma The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
30Frank Sinatra Moonlight in Vermont Come Fly with Me [Capitol] Amazon
31Del McCoury, Doc Watson & Mac Wiseman New Moon Over My Shoulder Mac Doc Del Amazon
32Mahalia Jackson Dark Was The Night Moving On Up A Little Higher Amazon
33Blind Wille Johnson Dark Was The Night-Cold Was The Ground Desperate Man Blues Amazon