Main Street Breakdown

“Gather ‘round everybody, gonna tell you a story, about a little fella, he’s really very mella’, sells the daily papers on Main Street USA. ” That’s how we’ll open this week’s show, with a story told by Bill Haley and the Comets from 1955.  It’s a free form throwback road trip from Main Street to the deep South with some blues, country, and roots sounds from the past 100 years. Got some blues from Bertha Idaho, classic country from Hank Williams, some fresh southland sounds from Los Lobos, locally fresh sounds from Doug Blumer and JL Stiles…and so much more as we venture in and around all of the corners, north, south, east and west in today’s show. Friday morning breakfasts have never been so entertaining. Tune us in on 92.5 FM in West County or stream us on your listening device at

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bill Haley The Paper Boy (On Main Street USA) From Western Swing to R-O-C-K (3): Rock Around the Clock Amazon
3Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers Main Street Breakdown Chet Atkins Guitar Legend:The RCA Years Amazon
4David Bromberg The Main Street Moan The Player: A Retrospective Amazon
5Los Lobos On Main Street Tin Can Trust Amazon
6Loudon Wainwright III Moving Day High Wide & Handsome – The Charlie Poole Project Amazon
7Willie Nelson Still Is Still Moving To Me Across The Borderline Amazon
8Si Kahn and The Looping Brothers Gone, Gonna Rise.Again Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions Amazon
9Leon Selph Now That You Have Gone You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
10The Leake County Revelers Been to the East, Been to the West Lead Kindly Light Amazon
11Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Moving Day Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Amazon
12JL Stiles Movin Jl Stiles Presents House of Murmurs Amazon
13Florence Lowery Moving Day Blues Female Blues Singers, Complete Recorded Works. Volume 11 Amazon
14Bertha Idaho Move It On Out Of Here Female Blues Singers, Complete Recorded Works. Volume 10 Amazon
15Howlin' Wolf Moving The Back Door Wolf Amazon
16Monroe Moe Jackson Move It On Over Rural Blues Vol. 1 1934-1956 Amazon
17Hank Williams & The Drifting Cowboys Move It On Over 26 All-Time Country Classics Amazon
18Mahalia Jackson I Will Move On Up A Little Higher Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
19The Staple Singers Move Along Train Freedom Highway Amazon
20Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) Raising Sand Amazon
21Tom Petty Time to Move On Wildflowers Amazon
22Jerry Lee Lewis Move on Down the Line The London Sessions 1973 Amazon
23Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 3 Amazon
24Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies When I'm Gone Don't You Grieve Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 3 : Easy Ridin' Papa Amazon
25John Hiatt Gone Crossing Muddy Waters Amazon
26Irma Thomas Gone Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
27The Cats & The Fiddle Gone The Very Best Of Amazon
28Paul Simon Gone at Last 1964-1993 Disc 2 Amazon
29Bobby "Blue" Bland This Time I'm Gone For Good Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: The ABC-Dunhill / MCA Recordings Amazon
30Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash Gone Like a Raven Bend in the Road Amazon
31Violent Femmes Gone Daddy Gone Add It Up (1981-1993) Amazon
32Lefty Frizzell She's Gone, Gone, Gone Look What Thoughts Will Do Amazon

Revisiting Cindy Walker

We’ll take a step back and revisit the songwriting of Cindy Walker in today’s show…told in her own words and lyrics. The music of Bob Wills wouldn’t have been the same without her and neither would the 20th Century American songbook. Her ability to turn a phrase, tailoring songs for diverse styles would lead to country, rock and pop standards alike. Her music was as comfortable in the hands of Gene Autry and it was on a crooning binge with Dean Martin or as a passionate performance of Roy Orbison. We’ll hear from these performers and more, including Asleep at the Wheel, Les Paul, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and The Byrds in the show today as our antenna work at the KOWS is about to move forward. Exciting times. Tune into KOWS radio on or download the free app from the App Store or Google Play.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Asleep at the Wheel/Leon Rausch Sugar Moon It's A Good Day Amazon
3Willie Nelson Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
4Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Dusty Skies Take Me Back to Tulsa [Disc 2] (Cherokee Maiden) Amazon
5Bob Wills Cherokee Maiden Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
6Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Blue Bonnet Lane Legends of Country Music Disc 4 Amazon
7Eddy Arnold Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me The Essential Eddy Arnold Amazon
8George Morgan In the Misty Moonlight Room Full of Roses: The George Morgan Collection Amazon
9Dean Martin In The Misty Moonlight The Great Dean Martin Amazon
10Tennessee Ernie Ford Blue Canadian Rockies Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 2] Amazon
11Jim Reeves Distant Drums Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
12Ray Charles You Don't Know Me Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 3 Amazon
13Charlie Rich You Don't Know Me Pictures and Paintings Amazon
14Gene Autry Silver Spurs (On the Golden Stairs) Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 1] Amazon
15Gene Autry I Was Just Walking Out the Door Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 3] Amazon
16Ernest Tubb Two Glasses Joe Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection Amazon
17The Del McCoury Band The Bluegrass Country Del And The Boys Amazon
18The Byrds Blue Canadian Rockies Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
19Merle Haggard Goin' Away Party Unforgettable Amazon
20Ricky Skaggs I Don't Care The Essential Ricky Skaggs Amazon
21Webb Pierce I Don't Care Singles Amazon
22Roy Orbison Shahdaroba The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
23Roy Orbison Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
24Willie Nelson Not That I Care You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
25k.d. lang Sugar Moon Shadowland Amazon
26Henson Cargill Distant Drums Skip a Rope Amazon
27Les Paul Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me (Remastered) 100 (100 Original Tracks – Remastered) Amazon
28Bob Wills Miss Molly For the Last Time Amazon
29Asleep at the Wheel It's All Your Fault (with Katie Shore) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
30Cindy Walker Cindy Walker on being a woman songwriter Grammy Foundation Amazon
31Willie Nelson Dusty Skies You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
32Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Bubbles In My Beer Songs For Rounders Amazon
33Tommy Duncan I Was Just Walking Out the Door Beneath a Neon Star in a Honky Tonk Amazon

Carter Covers

We’ll revisit the Carter Family this week on Deeper Roots with a collection of covers by their family’s inheritors, classic country and bluegrass favorites, as well as contemporary Americana artists. Aside from being a key ingredient in the ‘big bang’ of country music that occurred at the Bristol, Tennessee recordings in 1927, they would establish a rich catalog of songs and a monument to what American country music would hold as a torch for generations to come. The gathering of the elements of prose, poetry, passages and melodies that A. P. Carter gathered over his years of wandering predates the Lomax era and crossed the threshold when the 1927 encounter with Ralph Peer made history. We’ll hear from The Carters, but also Johnny Cash, Ashley Monroe, Loretta Lynn, Red Allen, and Emmylou Harris (among others) in our show today. Tune in for some of the classics from the family Carter.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Keep on the Firing Line Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
3Jorma Kaukonen Sweet Fern Ain't in No Hurry Amazon
4Sheryl Crow No Depression In Heaven The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family Amazon
5Emmylou Harris Hello Stranger (Remastered LP Version) Luxury Liner [Remaster] Amazon
6June Carter Cash The Road to Kaintuck Wildwood Flower Amazon
7June Carter Worried Man Blues At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight (Disc 17) Amazon
8Johnny Cash 23 Worried Man Blues [Live at The Carousel Ballroom San Fancisco CA – April 1968] Live At The Carousel Ballroom Amazon
9Bobby Bare Worried Man Blues 1963 1962-1964 (Warped 6291) Amazon
10The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns – The Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
11Johnny Cash The Winding Stream [#] Personal File Disc 1 Amazon
12Johnny Cash I Love You Sweetheart It's All in the Family Amazon
13June Carter Cash Ring of Fire Press On Amazon
14Ashley Monroe The Storms Are On The Ocean Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited Amazon
15Ralph Stanley Storms Are On The Ocean [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
16Carter Sisters/Mother Maybelle Carter Fair and Tender Ladies Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
17The Carter Family On the Sea of Galilee On Border Radio – 1939 – vol. 1 Amazon
18Emmylou Harris & The Peasall Sisters On The Sea Of Galilee The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family Amazon
19The Carter Family Wildwood Flower East Virginia Blues (When The Sun Goes Down Series) Amazon
20Loretta Lynn Wildwood Flower Anchored In Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash Amazon
21Johnny Cash/The Carter Family Keep on the Sunny Side Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
22Frank & Allie Lee You Are My Flower Treat A Stranger Right Amazon
23Charlie Haden Single Girl, Married Girl Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
24Hylo Brown Lulu Wall I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow: Songs of the Carter Family Amazon
25Antique Persuasion Lonesome for You Don't Forget Me Little Darling – Remembering the Carter Family Amazon
26Mac Wiseman Hold Fast To The Right Beside The Still Waters Amazon
27Red Allen I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow: Songs of the Carter Family Amazon
28June Carter Cash Anchored In Love ( featuring Janette Carter, Joe Carter, and Dale Jett) Church In The Wildwood Amazon
29The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 2 Amazon
30The Whites Keep on the Sunny Side O Brother, Where Art Thou? Amazon