Let’s Dance

A mix of just about everything your ears might need on a Friday morning with the focus being on preparing you for the weekend here in Sonoma County. Wake up sounds with themes that sport the connective tissue of a variety of genres and performers. We’ll hear some Bo Diddley, Chris Montez, Steve Earle, Del Reeves, and more than two dozen others. We’ll be highlighting small themes of trains, boogie Woogie daddies, sad and happy songs, weed and invitations to the party here on KOWS Community radio where free speech is coupled with a promise of no bull. We stream all over the planet on kowsfm.com/listen and will be celebrating the return of our antenna and the FM signal sooner rather than later. Join us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2NRBQ Wacky Tobacky Peek-A-Boo: The Best Of NRBQ, 1969-1989 [Disc 1] Amazon
3Mel Tillis Loco Weed (Single Version) The Best of Mel Tillis Amazon
4Wayne Hancock Viper of Melody Viper of Melody Amazon
5Harlem Hamfats/Rosetta Howard If You're a Viper When Hemp Was Hip Amazon
6Bea Foote Weed The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
7Cab Calloway Minnie The Moocher Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
8Steve Earle & the Dukes Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now Terraplane Amazon
9The Enchanters Boogie Woogie Daddy Jubilee Jezebels Amazon
10Bo Diddley Diddley Daddy The Chess Box [Disc 1] Amazon
11Howlin' Wolf Rockin' Daddy Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
12Jimmy Ricks & The Ravens Daddy Rollin' Stone Poison Ivy – Gems from the Atco Vaults 1959-1962 Amazon
13Fontella Bass Sweet Lovin' Daddy Very Best Of Amazon
14Stonewall Jackson You're the Sad in My Songs Warped 6742 – Stonewall Jackson – 1966-1967 Amazon
15Del Reeves You're the Happy Songs I Sing The Wonderful World of del Reeves Amazon
16The Everly Brothers So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) It's Everly Time Amazon
17Merle Haggard Sing A Sad Song Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 – Heroes Of Country Music – Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast Amazon
18Rachel Sweet Sad Song Fool Around: The Best of Rachel Sweet Amazon
19Jerry Lee Lewis Invitation to Your Party 25 All-Time Greatest Sun Recordings Amazon
20Cab Calloway Everybody Eats When They Come To My House Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
21The Royal Hounds Invitation To Be Lonely A Whole Lot of Nothin' Amazon
22Pete Drake & His Talking Steel Guitar Invitation to the Blues For Pete's Sake [Gusto] Amazon
23The Soul Stirrers Slow Train Tribute to Sam Cooke Amazon
24Bob Dylan Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) North Country – Music From The Motion Picture Amazon
25Leon Russell Slow Train A Mighty Flood Amazon
26ack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest/Dialogue Pulp Fiction Amazon
27Chris Montez Let's Dance National Lampoon's Animal House Amazon
28Fats Domino The Twist Set Me Free Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 4 Amazon
29Chubby Checker Let's Dance It's Pony Time Amazon
30Gary U.S. Bonds Dear Lady Twist Gary "U.S" Bonds – 30 Original Greatest Hits Amazon
31Jimmy Soul Twistin' Matilda (And The Channel) The Best Of Jimmy Soul Amazon
32The Champs Tequila Twist 5 Classic Albums Plus Amazon
33The Isley Brothers Twist and Shout American Roots of the British Invasion Amazon
34Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Do You Know How to Twist The King Records Story – Part 1 Amazon
35The Dovells Bristol Stomp Cameo Parkway The Best of the Dovells, 1961-1965 Amazon

A Taste of Sixties Soul

What a decade. The Sixties. There was, of course, the mainlining of rock that took place, The Beatles, The Stones, Dylan, folk-rock, a rediscovery of tradition and the blues…and then there was something that had been bubbling underneath the pop, gospel, jazz, and rock elements. It would come to be called ‘soul’ and the sixties urban explosion out of a post-war northern cities like Chicago and (especially) Detroit, gave us something uniquely American. And the sixties charts were brimming with Motown, funk, cold sweat, and brassy ballads with a back beat and synchronicity of voice that established itself for good. The Isley Brothers, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Chuck Jackson, Mary Wells, The Temptations, The Impressions…the list goes on…all of these acts and hundreds of others staked their claim to the charts, easily competing (if not comfortably sharing) with the British wave and psychedlic sounds that had stormed the gates. Join Dave Stroud for a taste of 60s soul.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Miracles Shop Around [National Hit Version] The 35th Anniversary Collection Amazon
3Ike & Tina Turner It's Gonna Work Out Fine Birth Of Soul: 3 Amazon
4Sugar Pie DeSanto A Little Taste of Soul A Little Bit of Soul (1957-1962) Amazon
5Chuck Jackson Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird) Pure R&B: Vol. 2- Somethings Got a Hold on Me [Disc 2] Amazon
6Sam Cooke Send Me Some Lovin' The Man Who Invented Soul [Box Set] (3 of 4) Amazon
7Mary Wells Bye Bye Baby Looking Back 1961-1964 Amazon
8The Impressions I'm So Proud Glory of Love: Sweet & Soulful Love Songs-'60s Amazon
9The Supremes Come See About Me Gold Disc 1 Amazon
10Mary Wells My Guy Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
11Brenda Holloway Every Little Bit Hurts Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 1 Amazon
12The Tams What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) Classic Rock: 1964 A Go Go Amazon
13Jimmy Hughes Steal Away The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1 Amazon
14King Curtis Soul Serenade Instant Soul: The Legendary King Curtis Amazon
15The Funk Brothers Too Many Fish in the Sea 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers Amazon
16The Supremes Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart Gold Disc 1 Amazon
17The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Ultimate Collection Amazon
18The Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) The Essential Isley Brothers [Disc 1] Amazon
19The Temptations Get Ready The Best Of The Temptations, Vol. 1: The 60s Amazon
20Stevie Wonder Uptight (Everything's Alright) The Classic Sixties: 1965 Amazon
21Spooner's Crowd Two In The Morning Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
22The Mar-Keys Philly Dog The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon
23Carla Thomas A Woman's Love The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
24Carla Thomas/Otis Redding Tramp The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (7 of 9) Amazon
25Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music The Muscle Shoals Sound Amazon
26Sam & Dave When Something Is Wrong With My Baby The Very Best of Sam & Dave Amazon
27Marvin Gaye If I Could Build My Whole World Around You Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
28Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Motown: The Classic Years Disc 1 Amazon
29Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher Red, White & Rock Disc 3 Amazon
30James Brown Cold Sweat 20 All Time Greatest Hits! Amazon
31Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Jimmy Mack The Ultimate Collection Amazon
32Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love Stax Number Ones Amazon
33Marvin Gaye Too Busy Thinking About My Baby Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
34Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff Stax Number Ones Amazon

Hooligans & Holy Rollers

There’s no telling where this week’s show could lead because we’ve got the musical evangelists, pentacostals, and Baptists right alongside those charming bluesmen and rock and rollers to turn up the heat. We’ve got a burning revival of rockabilly, rhythm and blues, and God-fearing country and hillbilly sounds to take us into the weekend. Hooligans and bible-thumping holy rollers are pushing their way through the doors today and we’re here to tell you that we’re not gonna take anyone telling he or she what they can do with their bodies. Today’s performers will feature Sister Rosetta, Brother Claude, The Louvins, Hank Jr., Moon Mullican, and Jerry Lee Lewis…and that’s just a taste. Join us on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Muddy Waters I've Got My Mojo Working, Pt. 2 At Newport 1960 [Live] [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
3Jerry Lee Lewis Don't Let Go A Half Century Of Hits: Rockin' My Life Away [Disc 3] Amazon
4Moon Mullican Well Oh Well Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Amazon
5Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps Race with the Devil So-Cal Speed Shop's Hot Rod Classics Disc 2 Amazon
6Johnny David Race With The Devil Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
7The Million Dollar Quartet Old Time Religion The Million Dollar Quartet: 50th Anniversary Special Edition Amazon
8Brother Claude Ely Send Down The Rain Satan Get Back Amazon
9Brother Claude Ely Stop That Train Satan Get Back Amazon
10Eddie Noack Ain't The Reaping Ever Done Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
11Jack Leonard A Visit From The Devil Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
12Hank Williams Jr. Endless Sleep Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
13Ray Winfree Devil Hang Me High Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
14The Four Internes I'm Using My Bible For A Road Map The Best Of King Gospel Amazon
15Howlin' Wolf Killing Floor The Real Folk Blues Amazon
16John Lee Hooker Boogie Chillen' King Of The Boogie Amazon
17The Gospelaires Can I Get A Witness Lovely Jazz Gospel & Blues Amazon
18The Midnighters Sexy Ways Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
19Louis Jordan Mop! Mop! (aka Mop-Mop) Number Ones Amazon
20Sister Rosetta Tharpe When I Move to the Sky Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
21The Harmonizing Four Oh Sinner Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
22Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Stay On the Right Side Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 3 : Easy Ridin' Papa Amazon
23The Louvin Brothers There's A Higher Power Satan Is Real Amazon
24Jimmy Walker High Geared Daddy Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys: The West Coast Indies Amazon
25Dallas Wilson & His Western Troubadours Hi-Steppin' Daddy Hillbilly Bop Boogie And Honky Tonk Blues Volume 4 Amazon
26Bill Carlisle Bell Clappin' Mama Hillbilly Blues Amazon
27Ralph Hart And The Texas Musical Harts Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
28Hartman's Heartbreakers Give It To Me, Daddy Hillbilly Blues Amazon
29Eddie Cochran Somethin' Else Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
30Carl Perkins Matchbox Original Sun Greatest Hits Amazon
31Sonny Burgess A Kiss Goodnite We Wanna Boogie Amazon
32Redd Stewart Brother Drop Dead (Boogie) Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
33Johnny Tyler God's Gonna Turn Us To Dust Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
34John Lee Hooker Boom Boom The Definitive Collection Amazon
35Wynonie Harris Adam Come And Get Your Rib Lovin' Machine Amazon
36Reverend Robert Ballinger So Glad 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon

No Parking Here

The archivists went back to the well for the core of a show first broadcast seven years ago, polished it up some by adding some fresh musical paints to the themes, but left the vintage drapes and findings alone. And this week’s Deeper Roots show is all the better for it. Tune in on Friday morning for songs about the ‘love bug’, private property and trespassers, biblical tales from about fellows named John, and some musical musings about dog houses and ramblers. We’ve the likes of Ry Cooder, Moses Mason, Arthur Smith, The Drifters, and Sharon Jones to help you get your head straight for a weekend to kick off a long summer of our discontent. Your rights. Our rights. When they come for some today, who says they won’t come for you tomorrow.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Rosie Flores I Push Right Over Speed of Sound Amazon
3Cliff Edwards Hang on to Me Ukulele Ike Amazon
4Emmett Miller (I Got A Woman Crazy For Me) She's Funny That Way Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
5Sons of the Pioneers Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown Songs of the Prairie – CD3 Amazon
6Arthur Smith Follow Me Boogie (Instrumental) The World's Greatest Bluegrass Bands Amazon
7Johnny Cash Calilou (The Rambler) Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
8Dr. John How Come My Dog Don't Bark (When You Come 'Round) Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
9Bobby "Blue" Bland I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me) Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: The ABC-Dunhill / MCA Recordings Amazon
10The Drifters Don't Dog Me Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 1] – Jumpin' & Bluesy Amazon
11Jim Jackson Old Dog Blue 25 Classic Blues Songs From the 1920s-1940s Vol 19 Amazon
12Ry Cooder Police Dog Blues Broadcast from the Plant: 1974 Record Plant, Sausalito, Ca Amazon
13Pee Wee King Dog House Blues Pee Wee King's Country Hoedown (1 of 2) Amazon
14Neko Case John Saw That Number Fox Confessor Brings The Flood Amazon
15Moses Mason John The Baptist Take Me To The Water Amazon
16John Mellencamp John The Revelator Trouble No More Amazon
17Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys Get Up John Bill Monroe: Anthology Amazon
18Elvis Presley I, John Amazing Grace – His Greatest Sacred Performances (Disc 2) Amazon
19The Golden Gate Quartet Frankie and Johnny CD 2 the Recent Years Amazon
20Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Private Property (No Tresspassing) One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
21Jimmy Littlejohn No Parking Here The World Is A Monster Amazon
22Woody Guthrie Riding in My Car (Car Song) Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection Amazon
23Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Trespasser Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Is In) Amazon
24Vince Gill Love Bug Bradley Barn Sessions Amazon
25Little Jimmy Dickens When That Love Bug Bites You Country Boy [Disc 2] Amazon
26Jimmy Edwards Love Bug Crawl At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight (Disc 7) Amazon
27Jimmy Edwards Love Bug Crawl Foot Tappin' & Dance At Screamin' Festival Vol. 5 Amazon
28Red Foley & Minnie Pearl Love Bug Itch Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
29The Mills Brothers The Love Bug Will Bite You Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
30Vera Lynn The Love Bug Will Bite You A Tribute, Volume II: It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow Amazon
31Doc & Merle Watson Corrina, Corrina Then And Now/Two Days In November Amazon
32Gillian Welch I Want To Sing That Rock And Roll Time (The Revelator) Amazon
33John Prine With Lucinda Williams Wedding Bells / Let's Turn Back The Years In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
34Junior Brown & Red Simpson Nitro Express Rig Rock Deluxe Amazon
35Red Simpson Truck Drivin' Man The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer Amazon