Payday Saturday Night

The pickins are thin until payday rolls around. Money is short and there’s none to spare. Although we’ve been wanting to save for a rainy day, the cupboards still need fillin’ and we also need enough to have some fun. If that eagle flies on Friday then Saturday night is when the time is right. This week we’ll be banking on that combined theme of payday, money and taxes. Belly up to the barroom country sounds of Faron Young, Lefty Frizzell and The Sons of the Pioneers and then find some rhythm and blues with The Fiestas, The Harlem Hamfats, Bobby Charles and Dom Flemons. It’s all about cashing out every couple of weeks and spreading thin with savings being thinner. We’ve got greenbacks, dollar down payments, songs about payday, the taxman and that almighty dollar to remind us that, as Peter Case points out, that “there’s two kinds of justice everybody knows, one for folks up on the hill and one for the others down below”.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Zeke Clements Payday Saturday Night Foot Tappin' & Dance At Screamin' Festival Vol. 5 Amazon
3The Sons Of The Pioneers When Payday Rolls Around Symphonies Of The Sage Amazon
4Lefty Frizzell When Payday Comes Around 1950-1951 (Warped 5061) Amazon
5Faron Young I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (1 of 2) Amazon
6Wynn Stewart Another Day, Another Dollar Very Best of: 1958 – 1962 Amazon
7Dan Hicks Payday Blues [Album Version] The Most Of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
8Austin McCoy Happy Pay Day Part 1 Further Mellow Cats'n'Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1946-1951 Amazon
9The Fiestas Dollar Bill (stereo) Oh So Fine (Ace) Amazon
10Hank Penny Taxes, Taxes Crazy Rhythm: The Standard Transcriptions Amazon
11Johnny Cash After Taxes I Would Like to See You Again Amazon
12Gene Autry, Jimmy Wakely's Trio I Paid My Income Tax Today Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
13The Harlem Hamfats Sales Tax On It Harlem Hamfats Vol. 1 1936 Amazon
14Stan Farlow 1040 Blues Birth / Work / Death – Work, Money And Status In Country Music (1950-1974) Amazon
15Mississippi John Hurt Payday The Complete Studio Recordings Disc 1 Amazon
16Lucious Curtis Payday Deep River of Song: Mississippi – Blues Lineage Amazon
17Bobby Charles Nickles, Dimes and Dollars Timeless Amazon
18The Limeliters A Dollar Down American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
19Oscar Brand A Dollar Ain't A Dollar Anymore A Taste of Tradition – Volume 3 Amazon
20Freddie Hart And The Heartbeats That Almighty Dollar Age of WorryFrom Country-Pop to Freak-Folk: The Space Age Relics of Monument Records 19601970 Amazon
21Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons Vintage Collections Amazon
22Aloe Blacc I Need A Dollar I Need A Dollar Amazon
23J.J. Cale Money Talks The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
24Roomful Of Blues Money Talks Dressed Up To Get Messed Up Amazon
25Dom Flemons Big Money Blues Traveling Wildfire Amazon
26Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes For The Love Of Money If You Don't Know Me By Now Amazon
27The Lovin' Spoonful Money Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
28Sierra Ferrell Silver Dollar Long Time Coming Amazon
29Van Morrison Greenback Dollar Moving On Skiffle Amazon
30The Kingston Trio Greenback Dollar Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
31Randy Newman It's Money That Matters Land of Dreams Amazon
32Mel Blanc Money Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan – Season 3 [[Disc 2]] Amazon
33Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis The Money Song Cocktail Hour Disc 1 Amazon

Lonesome Train

Free form! That’s right. No theme, no genre exploration, no tribute or topical show today. Only topical playlists embellishing the show today including New Orleans memories from Bobby Mitchell, Fats Domino and Dr. John, country nuggets from Merle, Buck and Elvis as well as some fancy shmancy crooning from a Perry, Blue Eyes and Dino. We’ll also be digging into some classic rockabilly tunes and some canciones de Flaco and Los Lobos. Here in Sonoma County we’re going from three years of drought, wildfires and the Santa Ana winds to preparing for levee breaches and floods with the snow melts. We also get to behave like adults in the face of biased and inhumane Supreme Court decisions and moronic Texas politicians. Because we know who they are and what they represent: book burners and religious zealots with white hoods. While nobody is without sin, we’ll go with Newsom’s ability to employ the right critical thinking at the right time. I told you it would be a free form morning.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Geraint Watkins Deep in the Heart of Texas Aide Memoire Amazon
3Ella Mae Morse w/Big Dave and His Orchestra Big Mamou Barrell House Boogie and the Blues Amazon
4Wanda Jackson Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
5Matchbox Rockabilly Rebel Rockabilly Rebel Amazon
6Johnny Burnette Lonesome Train (On a Lonesome Track) The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD1 Amazon
7Sonny Burgess Tomorrow Never Comes We Wanna Boogie Amazon
8Warren Smith Got Love If You Want It The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
9Bobby Mitchell I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
10Fats Domino I Want To Walk You Home Heatin' Up Amazon
11Dr. John Back By The River Mos' Scocious: The Dr. John Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
12Tommy McLain Before I Grow Too Old The Essential Collection Amazon
13Buck Owens Made In Japan Country USA 1972 Amazon
14Merle Haggard & the Strangers Please Mr. D.J. Swing West 1: Bakersfield Amazon
15Merle Haggard I Wonder If They Ever Think Of Me Country USA 1972 Amazon
16Elvis Presley After Loving You Artist of the Century Disc 3 Amazon
17The Devil and Bunny Show Crossing Muddy Waters The I-10 Chronicles 2 – One More For The Road Amazon
18Los Lobos Set Me Free (Rosa Lee) El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (1 of 4) Amazon
19Flaco Jiminez Margarita Los Super Seven Amazon
20The Band Ophelia To Kingdom Come [Disc 2] Amazon
21Linda Ronstadt Hurt So Bad Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt Amazon
22April Stevens I Want A Lip Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
23Nino Tempo & April Stevens Deep Purple Teach Me Tiger Amazon
24April Stevens Teach Me Tiger Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
25April Stevens Do It Again Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 6: Rhapsodesia Amazon
26Wayne Newton Danke Schoen Jackpot! The Las Vegas Story Amazon
27Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra/Perry Como/Ray Charles Singers Round and Round The Very Best of Perry Como Amazon
28Tony Bennett In the Middle of an Island Your Hit Parade – 1957 Amazon
29Thomas A. Dorsey with Alex Bradford It's A Highway To Heaven Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey Amazon
30Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Singing in My Soul The Gospel of Blues Amazon
31Michelle Lanchester/Sweet Honey in the Rock I Was Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor ( If You See My Saviour) Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection Amazon
32Aretha Franklin Don't Play That Song Spirit in the Dark Amazon
33Aretha Franklin Try Matty's Spirit in the Dark Amazon
34The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Best of the Band Amazon

Country Rhythm & Blues

We’ll be covering the covers once more this week but this time we’ll be burrowing into a cross section of genres to get to the heart of the matter. It’s country songs with rhythm & blues interpretations, all from the decades of the fifties and sixties. We’ll hear from a few familiars rhythm rockers including The Coasters, Fats Domino, King Curtis and Ruth Brown as they take on the very best of country and tradition with a style all their own. But there’s also the surprises and unknowns like Thin Man Watts, Piney Brown, and The Ray-o-Vacs to fill out the show this morning. From Jambalaya to Tumbling Tumbleweeds, we’ve got some fine soul and R&B interpretations for you. Tune in and find out.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Ray-O-Vacs Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle Rhythm & Western Volume 1 – When Two Worlds Collide Amazon
3Piney Brown Ooh You Bring Out The Wolf In Me Rhythm & Western Volume 4 – I Hang My Head and Cry Amazon
4Joe Liggins Whiskey, Women And Loaded Dice Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Amazon
5Billy Ward & The Dominoes Lonesome Road Vol. 4-21 Hits Amazon
6The Hurricanes Pistol Packin' Mama Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 1] Amazon
7Scatman Crothers Ghost Riders In The Sky Rhythm & Western Volume 1 – When Two Worlds Collide Amazon
8Andre Williams You Are My Sunshine Rhythm & Western Volume 3 – Lovesick Blues Amazon
9Jimmy Ricks Do You Promise Rhythm & Western Volume 3 – Lovesick Blues Amazon
10Thin Man Watts Walking The Floor Over You Rhythm & Western Volume 3 – Lovesick Blues Amazon
11Mickey & Sylvia To The Valley Rhythm & Western Volume 4 – I Hang My Head and Cry Amazon
12The Coasters Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass Rhythm & Western Volume 1 – When Two Worlds Collide Amazon
13Clyde McPhatter I'm Movin' On More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country Amazon
14Little Junior Parker Walking The Floor More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country Amazon
15Guitar Jr Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Rhythm & Western Volume 1 – When Two Worlds Collide Amazon
16Ruth Brown I Burned Your Letter Rhythm & Western Volume 2 – Your Cheatin' Heart Amazon
17Fats Domino Don't Come Knockin' A Lot Of Dominos Amazon
18Varetta Dillard A Little Bitty Tear The Lovin' Bird Amazon
19Bobby Hebb Night Train To Memphis Rhythm & Western Volume 2 – Your Cheatin' Heart Amazon
20Esther Phillips Release Me Your Hit Parade – The Early '60S Amazon
21King Curtis Your Cheatin' Heart Rhythm & Western Volume 2 – Your Cheatin' Heart Amazon
22King Curtis Tumbling Tumbleweeds Rhythm & Western Volume 3 – Lovesick Blues Amazon
23The Marvellettes Love Letters Rhythm & Western Volume 3 – Lovesick Blues Amazon
24Damita Jo Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Rhythm & Western Volume 2 – Your Cheatin' Heart Amazon
25Travis Ricks No Need To Cry Rhythm & Western Volume 4 – I Hang My Head and Cry Amazon
26Little Mack Let Hootenanny Blues Rhythm & Western Volume 2 – Your Cheatin' Heart Amazon
27Joe Hinton Lovesick Blues Rhythm & Western Volume 3 – Lovesick Blues Amazon
28Big Maybelle Cold Cold Heart Rhythm & Western Volume 4 – I Hang My Head and Cry Amazon
29Fats Domino Your Cheatin' Heart Very Best of Fats Domino [Phantom] (Disc 2) Amazon
30Ray Charles I've Got A Tiger By The Tail (Swingova) Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
31Esther Phillips Am I That Easy To Forget (LP Version) Country Side Of Esther Amazon
32Esther Phillips I've Forgotten More Than You'll Ever Know About Him (LP Version) Country Side Of Esther Amazon
33O. C. Smith The Son Of Hickory Holler Tramp More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country Amazon
34Ray Charles When I Stop Dreamin' Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
35Little Richard Settin' the Woods on Fire King of Rock and Roll [Collectors' Choice Music] Amazon
36Little Richard Joy, Joy, Joy (Down In My Heart) Rhythm & Western Volume 6 – I'm Moving On Amazon
37Koko Taylor Honky Tonky Rhythm & Western Volume 1 – When Two Worlds Collide Amazon

Cool Daddy

Welcome to the club. We’ve got some cool sounds from the jazz lounges and clubs blended with some beat generation salutations for you this morning. Beatniks, boppers, lounge chanteuse performances, saxophones, and some cool fifties sounds. Tune in for Patsy Raye and The Beatniks, Earl Bostic, Mose Allison, Charlie Parker’s Quintet, and a BeBop blend of out-of-this-world swing and percussion. From the Gaslight Café to Slim Gallaird’s Yep Roc sounds…we’ll have your foot tappin’ and your fingers snappin’ on a magical blend of cool ultra-lounge and café sounds from mid-century. Tune in on the web or grab our free app out on the Apple Store or Google Play. You can find them by searching for KOWS.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra Salt Peanuts Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 3] Amazon
3Gerry Mulligan Quartet Swinghouse The Beat Generation, Vol 3 Amazon
4Charles Kuralt The Greenwich Village Poets The Beat Generation, Vol 3 Amazon
5King Pleasure Don't Get Scared The BeBop Singers Amazon
6Mose Allison Your Mind Is On Vacation Allison Wonderland Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
7Earl Bostic Up There In The Orbit Sputnik! The Launch of the Space Race – 65 Years First Sputnik in Space Amazon
8J. J. Johnson Beboppers Coppin' The Bop J. J. Johnson: Bone-O-Logy (Proper Introduction) Amazon
9Peggy Lee The Boy from Ipanema Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 15: Wild Cool & Swingin' Too Amazon
10Richard Marino & His Orchestra Fever Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 6: Rhapsodesia Amazon
11Martin Denny Cool Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 16: Mondo Hollywood Amazon
12Patsy Raye And The Beatniks Beatnik's Wish The Beat Generation, Vol 3 Amazon
13Carl Sandburg On Beatniks The Beat Generation, Vol 3 Amazon
14Three Bips, A Bop Professor Bop The Beat Generation, Vol 3 Amazon
15Charlie Parker Quartet Cosmic Rays The Beat Generation [Disc 2] Amazon
16Charlie Parker Quintet Scrapple From The Apple Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 3] Amazon
17Charlie Ventura & His Orchestra Ha The Beat Generation [Disc 2] Amazon
18Kenny Clarke & His 52nd Street Boys Oop-Bop Sh-Bam The Beat Generation, Vol 3 Amazon
19Elmer Bernstein Like Having Fun The Beat Generation, Vol 3 Amazon
20Del Close & John Brent Cool The Beat Generation, Vol 3 Amazon
21Slim Gaillard, The Middle Europeans Yip Roc Heresy The Beat Generation [Disc 2] Amazon
22Oscar Brown Jr. But I Was Cool The Beat Generation, Vol 3 Amazon
23The Playboys Charge It Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
24Joe Carroll Got A Penny Benny The BeBop Singers Amazon
25Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Twisted The Beat Generation [Disc 2] Amazon
26Ken Nordine Hunger Is From The Beat Generation [Disc 2] Amazon
27Eddie Jefferson Old Shoes The BeBop Singers Amazon
28Serge Chaloff Gabardine And Serge Birth of Bebop Amazon
29Julie London Daddy Wild Cool and Swingin' Amazon
30Edd Kookie Byrnes Kookie's Mad Pad The Beat Generation [Disc 2] Amazon
31Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes And Connie Stevens Kookie Kookie [Lend Me Your Comb] The Greatest Novelty Songs, Disc 2 Amazon
32Mabel Scott Yes Destination Lust – Chicksville U.S.A. Amazon
33Julie London Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast Wild Cool and Swingin' Amazon
34Cooltrane Quartet Some Like It Hot Vintage Cafi Vol.3 Amazon

Georgia Peaches

This week’s show takes us across the landscape of the state of Georgia and then reminisces about ladies that share her name. No genre is off limits and no era too far in the past is excluded in this latest Deeper Roots show that takes on a theme. We’re also hoping that the will of the people is not interfered with in a state that’s struggling to awaken; a lumbering giant of democracy still haunted (and celebrated at the highest levels) by plantation politics. Our music this week will feature some tradition from Georgia’s own Jake Xerxes Fussell, country tunes from Lefty Frizzell and Charley Crockett, jazz from Nina Simone and Joe Venuti, and we’ll visit a Georgia Camp Meeting and One More Sunday in Savannah. Tune in for a collection of tunes about a state of mind and some fine women who share the name of a southern state where peaches and a darker past prosper. Tune in on Friday morning here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Swe-Danes Georgia Camp Meeting New Discgems From Warner Brothers Amazon
3The Mills Brothers That's Georgia The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 2 Amazon
4The Boswell Sisters The Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia The Boswell Sisters Volume 2 Amazon
5The Andrews Sisters Atlanta G.A. Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters [Disc 3] Amazon
6Kacey Musgraves When It's Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia Wanted: One Good Cowboy Amazon
7Waylon Jennings Cedartown, Georgia The Essential Waylon Jennings [2007] Disc 1 Amazon
8Charley Crockett All the Way from Atlanta The Man from Waco Amazon
9Ryan Bingham Long Way from Georgia Mescalito Amazon
10Tony Joe White Rainy Night in Georgia Collected [CD1] Amazon
11Joan Osborne Midnight Train to Georgia Breakfast In Bed Amazon
12Art Kahn's Orchestra v. Chick Bullock Two Tickets To Georgia Victor Young & Brunswick Studio Orchestra (1932-1934) Amazon
13Nina Simone One More Sunday In Savannah The Tomato Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
14Little Feat Oh, Atlanta Feats Don't Fail Me Now Amazon
15Alison Krauss Oh, Atlanta Now That I've Found You Amazon
16Dirty Cello The Devil Went Down To Georgia By Request Amazon
17Tennessee Ernie Ford I Been To Georgia On A Fast Train Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 1] Amazon
18Jake Xerxes Fussell Georgia Buck Jake Xerxes Fussell Amazon
19Johnny Gimble Sweet Georgia Brown (Featuring Merle Haggard) Celebrating With Friends Amazon
20Mac Wiseman The Georgia Mail Sings Old Time Country Favorites Amazon
21Boz Scaggs Georgia Silk Degrees Amazon
22Charley Crockett Help Me Georgia Lonesome As A Shadow Amazon
23Duke Robillard Sweet Georgia Brown After Hours Swing Sessions Amazon
24Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang Georgia On My Mind The Best Of Joe Venuti And Eddie Lang Amazon
25Justin Townes Earle South Georgia Sugar Babe The Good Life Amazon
26Robbie Fulks Georgia Hard Georgia Hard Amazon
27Iris DeMent Waycross Georgia Workin' On A World Amazon
28Hank Penny Tell Me All About Georgia King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 2] Amazon
29Eartha Kitt Atlanta Blues The RCA Recordings 1953-1958 Amazon
30Five Red Caps Atlanta G.A. Secular Vocal Groups Vol. 4 (1926-1947) Amazon