Fascinating Rhythm

Crazy rhythm! Big bands, scat vocals, syncopation, snapping fingers, drum and trumpet solos, all packed into two hours on a Sonoma County autumn morning on Deeper Roots. We’re celebrating that fascinating rhythm with some classic jazz, smooth vocals, and the voot of Slim Galliard as well as we take a trip through the big band sounds of Tommy Dorsey’s Clambake Seven, Cab Calloway, and Artie Shaw. That’s not all, though. We’ll also hear the celebrations of rhythm with the brothers and sister teams of the Boswells, the Colemans, the Delta Rhythm Boys, and Three Sharps and a Flat. Sweet and sentimental with a celebratory blast. Join Dave Stroud on a journey that celebrates rhythm with the best rhythm-makers on KOWS Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Benny Goodman And His Orchestra & Helen Ward Get Rhythm in Your Feet (And Music In Your Soul) Wicked Swing Amazon
3Jimmie Lunceford (Willie Smith And Band, Vocals) Rhythm Is Our Business Jimmie Lunceford Amazon
4Ivie Anderson All God's Chillun Got Rhythm An Introduction To Ivie Anderson Amazon
5The Delta Rhythm Boys Get on Board Little Children Radio, Gimme Some Jive Amazon
6Coleman Brothers Get Away, Mr. Satan, Get Away Hot Harmony Groups 1941-1949: Vol 3: When the Old Gang Amazon
7Three Sharps And A Flat That's The Rhythm Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 1: That's the Rhythm Amazon
8Slim & Slam The Flat Foot Floogie Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart Columbia (Disc 3) Amazon
9The Boswell Sisters That's How Rhythm Was Born That's How Rhythm Was Born Amazon
10Slim & Slam Rhythm Mad Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart Columbia (Disc 2) Amazon
11Slim & Slam Buck Dance Rhythm Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart Columbia (Disc 1) Amazon
12The Cats & The Fiddle Mr. Rhythm Man The Very Best Of Amazon
13Ace Harris And His Sunset Royals Rhythm 'Bout Town Sounds Of Harlem Vol. 1 (Hep) Amazon
14Freddie Jenkins' Harlem Seven Nothin' But Rhythm Sounds Of Harlem Vol. 1 (Hep) Amazon
15Django Reinhardt Crazy Rhythm The Classic Early Recordings In Chronological Order [Disc 1] Amazon
16Fats Waller & His Rhythm Spreadin' Rhythm Around Fats Waller – The Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 – Rhythm and Romance 1934-1936 Amazon
17Billie Holiday Spreadin' Rhythm Around Quintessential: Volume 1, 1933 – 1935 Amazon
18Billie Holiday Feat. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra He Ain't Got Rhythm Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944 [Disc 02] Amazon
19Louis Armstrong I Got Rhythm Now You Has Jazz: Louis Armstrong AT M-G-M Amazon
20Cab Calloway Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm Chronological 1937-38 Amazon
21Cab Calloway Black Rhythm Kicking The Gong Around Amazon
22Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rockin' In Rhythm Ken Burns Jazz: Duke Ellington Amazon
23Artie Shaw All God's Chillun Got Rhythm The Artie Shaw Story – Disc 1 – Free Wheeling Amazon
24Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey Rhythm Saved The World The Gems Of Jazz Amazon
25The Mills Brothers Rhythm Saved The World The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 4 Amazon
26Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra I'm Nuts About Screwy Music Swingsation: Jimmie Lunceford Amazon
27Sol Hoopii Fascinating Rhythm Master of the Hawaiian Guitar, Vol. 2 Amazon
28Fred Astaire Fascinating Rhythm The Astaire Story, Vol.1 & 2 Amazon
29Gene Kelly I Got Rhythm The Big Picture: Great Music from Films You Love Amazon
30Tony Bennett Crazy Rhythm This Is Jazz Sampler Amazon
31Charlie Barnet Flying Home Wicked Swing Amazon
32Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra He Ain't Got Rhythm Swingsation: Jimmie Lunceford Amazon
33Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra Jivin' With Jarvis Wicked Swing Amazon
34Nellie Lutcher If You Wanna Get T'Goin' (And Come Out Singing) Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 3] Amazon

Sacred Rock & Soul

A mixed bag of the soulful sounds with an undercurrent of gospel mixed in this morning. Songs whose construction bears some resemblance or, in most cases, far distant ancestry to the sacred sounds of the church gatherings. The music this morning isn’t really gospel in its obvious form. It’s more the sound of performances that owe gospel music a debt of gratitude for the sound, the rhythm, and the form. Tune in for a bright, shining blend of popular sounds from Paul Simon, Laura Nyro, Curtis Mayfield, Percy Sledge, Mitty Collier, and a couple dozen others as we take a closer walk with rhythm, soul, rock, and pop on a Friday morning in Sonoma County on KOWS, your low power community station with a big heart. Tune in on 92.5 FM or stream us on kowsfm.com/listen.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Isley Brothers Shout (Parts 1 & 2) The Essential Isley Brothers [Disc 1] Amazon
3Sam Cooke Just For You Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
4Sam Cooke You Send Me Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
5Ray Charles I've Got a Woman Ultimate Hits Collection [1 of 2] Amazon
6Ray Charles Hallelujah I Love Her So Ultimate Hits Collection [1 of 2] Amazon
7Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters Cry Baby Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
8Marvin Gaye Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
9The Impressions Keep On Pushing Gospel Amazon
10Curtis Mayfield Move on Up Something to Believe In Amazon
11Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Oh Happy Day – Original Buddah Classics Amazon
12Al Green Take Me to the River More Greatest Hits Amazon
13Bill Withers Lean on Me Still Bill Amazon
14Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water Bridge Over Troubled Water Amazon
15Paul Simon Loves Me Like A Rock Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar Amazon
16Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher Something to Believe In Amazon
17The Staple Singers Respect Yourself Stax Profiles Amazon
18Aretha Franklin Chain Of Fools Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
19Aretha Franklin Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business) I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Amazon
20Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman It Tears Me Up: The Best Of Percy Sledge Amazon
21Mitty Collier I Had A Talk With My Man Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
22Mitty Collier No Faith, No Love Talking With Her Man: The Chess Singles 1961-1968 Amazon
23Laura Nyro And When I Die Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro (1 of 2) Amazon
24Marc Cohn Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn Amazon
25Roy Wood Songs Of Praise Boulders Amazon
26Elton John Take Me To The Pilot Elton John Amazon
27Etta James Strange Things Happening Singles 1957 – 1962 Amazon

Travelin’ Shoes

We’re reaching deep into those roots Americana archives this morning for a free form blend of country, gospel, folk, and blues. Buckets of music planned for your Friday morning: whether you’re here in the warm October folds of Sonoma County or on the other side of the planet, we’re here to soothe the fray of what’s occurring at every corner. The music we have in store includes new tracks from Dr. John and Sweet Megg, Neko Case, the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Haden, Randy Newman and more than a dozen others. Songs about the long road, six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline, and sunrise and sunset couplets. It’s a Friday morning here on the West Coast and our community is always willing to share with you on KOWS-LP Community Radio. Join us, why don’t you.

200:00 Bruce Springsteen Nightshift Amazon
308:05 Maria Muldaur Sweetheart Amazon
411:00 Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet Travelin' Shoes Amazon
512:50 Maria Muldaur Travelin' Shoes Amazon
615:11 Don Elliot Long, Black Automobile Amazon
717:38 Lightnin' Hopkins Automobile Blues Amazon
828:45 Weeping Willows When The Sun Came Down Amazon
930:51 Anita Carter Ring Of Fire Amazon
1032:44 Charlie Haden Is This America? (Katrina 2005) Amazon
1136:20 Tony Rice Pride of Man Amazon
1238:35 Dr. John End Of The Line feat. Aaron Neville Amazon
1349:02 Aaron Neville Down Into Muddy Water Amazon
1452:34 Neko Case Buckets Of Rain Amazon
1555:16 Randy Newman & The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra With Members Of The New York Philharmonic Louisiana 1927 Amazon
1658:34 Chris Hillman Like A Hurricane Amazon
171:07:17 Sweet Megg Faded Love Amazon
181:10:57 The Boswell Sisters Was That the Human Thing to Do, #1 Amazon
191:14:10 Louis Armstrong Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans Amazon
201:17:07 Fats Domino Goin' Home Amazon
211:19:12 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers I'm Walkin' Amazon
221:25:30 Wanda Jackson Mean Mean Man Amazon
231:27:38 Junior Brown & The Beach Boys 409 Amazon
241:29:53 Bruce Springsteen; Dr. John Right Place Wrong Time Amazon
251:34:19 Bea Baker & Maurice King & His Wolverines I Want a Lavender Cadillac Amazon
261:37:08 Louis Prima Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) Amazon
271:39:41 Betty Hutton Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief Amazon
281:42:41 Hoagy Carmichael Ole Buttermilk Sky Amazon
291:44:42 Ella Mae Morse with Dick Walters & His Orchestra Shoo-Shoo Baby Amazon
301:51:28 Blue Lu Barker A Little Bird Told Me Amazon
311:53:39 Maria Muldaur It Ain't the Meat It's the Motion Amazon

West Coast Blues Roots

The 40s and 50s post-war migration brought tough working conditions in Chicago which offered stability over the miserable sharecropper existence of the Delta.  Both were fodder for the some of the very best in classic blues. The production lines of Detroit and other cities on the Eastern seaboard were models of a different kind of work that the Industrial Age had to offer. But the West Coast wasn’t the place you’d expect to find the blues: shipyards, agriculture, and urban sprawl would aggregate so many different styles that rhythm and blues was a fusion of the many different sensibilities that were brought with both performer and listener alike westward from east of the Mississippi. Having the hub of the world of entertainment in the Southland didn’t hurt either. We’ll be browsing the sounds of some of the greats: McCracklin, Fulson, Otis, Mayfield, and (of course) T-Bone Walker in the Deeper Roots morning show today. West Coast Blues led to blues-based rock in large part because of the exposure to the many different styles of the mid-century blues bands and solo rockers. West Coast Blues Roots is the name of our show this morning on KOWS-LP Occidental.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny "Guitar" Watson Gangster Of Love Living The Blues: 1957-1959 Blues Classics Amazon
3Lowell Fulson Blue Shadows Chess Blues Disc 4 Amazon
4T-Bone Walker T-Bone Shuffle Living The Blues: Blues Greats Amazon
5Ivory Joe Hunter Boogin' In The Rain The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter 1947 Amazon
6Amos Milburn One, Two, Three, Everybody Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
7Amos Milburn One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
8Floyd Dixon Hey Bartender Marshall Texas Is My Home Amazon
9Big Jay McNeely The Deacon's Hop Living The Blues – Jump Blues & Boogie Amazon
10Percy Mayfield Please Send Me Someone To Love Blues Masters Vol. 3: Texas Blues Amazon
11Johnny Guitar Watson Mortorhead Baby So-Cal Speed Shop's Hot Rod Classics Disc 1 Amazon
12Little Esther And Willie Littlefield Turn the Lights Down Low Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll Vol 2 [Disc 13] Amazon
13Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Gonna Send You Where I Got You From Mercury B&R Story '45-'55 – [Disc 1]: Midwest Blues V1 Amazon
14Peppermint Harris I Got Loaded Loaded, Vol. 1 Amazon
15Jimmy McCracklin The Walk Pure R&B: Vol. 2- Somethings Got a Hold on Me [Disc 1] Amazon
16Little Willie Littlefield K. C. Loving Roots Of Rock & Roll – Rough And Rowdy [Disc 10] Amazon
17T-Bone Walker Stormy Monday The Very Best of T-Bone Walker [Koch] Amazon
18Roy Milton The Hucklebuck Specialty Profiles: Roy Milton Amazon
19Floyd Dixon Call Operator 210 The Cocktail Combos [Disc 3] Amazon
20Johnny Otis Baby Baby Blues Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Stars Amazon
21Johnny Otis Head Hunter The Roots Of Frank Zappa Amazon
22Etta James Good Rockin Daddy The Complete Modern & Kent Recordings 1 Amazon
23Pee Wee Crayton Blues After Hours ABC Of The Blues Vol 7 Amazon
24Johnny Moore's Three Blazers Driftin' Blues Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: Piano Blues – A Film By Clint Eastwood Amazon
25Charles Brown Black Night Living The Blues: Blues Greats Amazon
26Cecil Gant I Wonder R&B Jukebox Hits 1944 Amazon
27Amos Milburn Bad Bad Whiskey Down The Road Apiece -The Best Of Amos Milburn Amazon
28Juke Boy Bonner Running Shoes Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll Volume 2 [Disc 8] Amazon
29Lloyd Glenn The Shakedown Chess Blues Disc 4 Amazon
30Etta James I Just Want to Make Love to You At Last! Amazon
31Percy Mayfield The River's Invitation ABC Of The Blues Vol 28 Amazon
32Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Deep Fried Blues Pajama Party Amazon
33Roy Milton & His Solid Senders R.M. Blues Specialty Profiles: Roy Milton Amazon

The Spector Legacy

No tribute here, only an exploration of the musical legacy left behind by one of the premier production geniuses of 20th century rock and roll. We won’t dwell on the poor example of a human being attached to his personal legacy; but the music he gave us was pure gold and his ‘wall of sound’ became synonymous with early sixties classics from The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers, The Crystals, Gene Pitney, and so many others. His later career found him turning up in production studios with the likes of The Beatles, The Ramones, Leonard Cohen, and others. Along the line his name was also attached to a wide range of songs in copyright; songs that celebrated youth, love, blusterous rivers deep, and soaring mountains high. And we’ll fit as much as we can into our two hour show on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Teddy Bears To Know Him Is to Love Him Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
3The Ronettes Walking in the Rain The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
4The Ronettes Paradise The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
5The Ronettes Do I Love You? The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
6The Paris Sisters I Love How You Love Me Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
7Paris Sisters Be My Boy Early Girls – vol 5 Amazon
8The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody Amazon
9The Righteous Brothers Just Once in My Life Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 3 Amazon
10The Crystals Uptown Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
11The Crystals He's a Rebel Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
12The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
13Sonny Charles & The Checkmates, Ltd. Black Pearl Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 3 Amazon
14Alley Cats Puddin' N' Tain Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
15Ray Peterson Corrine, Corrina Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
16Veronica So Young Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 2 Amazon
17Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans Not Too Young to Get Married Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
18Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts? Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
19The Dixie Cups Chapel of Love Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1964 Amazon
20Darlene Love Stumble and Fall Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 2 Amazon
21Darlene Love (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
22Darlene Love Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
23The Treasures Hold Me Tight Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 2 Amazon
24Ike & Tina Turner River Deep, Mountain High Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 3 Amazon
25Ike & Tina Turner Save the Last Dance for Me Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 3 Amazon
26Ben E. King Spanish Harlem Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
27The Beach Boys I Can Hear Music Perfect Harmony Amazon
28Curtis Lee Pretty Little Angel Eyes The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 4 Amazon
29Brian Wilson This Could Be The Night For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson Amazon
30The Ramones Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio? End of the Century Amazon
31The Ramones Baby, I Love You End of the Century Amazon
32The Ronettes Baby I Love You The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
33The Crystals He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss) Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon