Silver Screen Country

From those blue shadows on the trail that were only imagined in black and white to the notion of good guys with tall white hats chasing down the bad guys across the expanse of the Alabama Hills where Hollywood carved out a little piece of the West…we’re going to go riding down some musical canyons with some of the great musical cowboys of the silver screen. Fewer of us are around that once followed the serial antics of Gene and Smiley or Roy and Dale on Saturday morning reruns of flickering cowboy ‘mysteries’ where music played a big part of the story. After all, a clean shaven singing cowboy with a scarf, white hat and a twinkle in his eye was much more appealing than what the reality was…I think that’s a safe assumption. Tune in for music from Gene Autry, The Sons of the Pioneers, Rex Allen, Tex Ritter and over a dozen others as Dave Stroud spins the shellacs from the 30s, 40s and 50s…and we might even track down later covers that tip the cap here on KOWS Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tex Williams & His Western Caravan Artistry In Western Swing Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
3The Sons Of The Pioneers Red River Valley Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
4Roy Rogers The Yellow Rose Of Texas My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
5Roy Rogers Roll On Texas Moon My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
6Frankie Laine Rawhide My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
7Gene Autry Dust Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 1] Amazon
8Tex Russell & His Hollywood Cowboys What It Means To Be Blue Kings Of Western Swing, Vol. 2 Amazon
9Marty Robbins Ballad Of The Alamo My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
10Johnny Cash The Rebel Johnny Yuma My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
11Rex Allen Ridin' Down the Canyon V-3 Riding All Day Amazon
12Dick Reinhart Hot Rod Baby Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
13Dickson Hall Cowboy My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
14Johnny Western Ballad Of Paladin My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
15Dean Martin Rio Bravo My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
16Lorne Greene Bonanza My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
17Johnny Horton North To Alaska My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
18Gene Autry Back In The Saddle Again Columbia Country Classics Volume 1: The Golden Age Amazon
19Cliff Edwards Ragtime Cowboy Joe Amazon
20Bob Wills Dusty Skies Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
21Pee Wee King Texas Toni Lee Rompin' Stompin' Singin' Swingin' Amazon
22Johnny Bond Ridin' Down To Santa Fe Southern Belle [Disc 2] Amazon
23Tex Ritter High Noon My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
24James Stewart The Legend Of Shenandoah My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
25Rick Nelson My Rifle My Pony And Me (w/ Dean Martin) Legacy [Disc 1] Amazon
26Marty Robbins The Hanging Tree My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
27Gene Autry Ridin' Down The Canyon Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
28The Sons Of The Pioneers Tumbling Tumbleweeds My Saddle Pals And I ([Disc 2] – Cool Water) Amazon
29Frankie Laine Gunfight At O.K. Corral My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
30Rex Allen Cowboy's Heaven Sings Melodies of the Plains Amazon
31Patsy Montana & The Prairie Ramblers I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns – The Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
32Sons of the Pioneers Blue Shadows On the Trail Cool Water & 17 Western Favorites Amazon
33Marty Robbins Song Of The Bandit The Essential Marty Robbins: 1951-1982 Amazon
34Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers Going Back To My Texas Home Saturday Night Rag 1934-1936 Vol. 1 Amazon
35Dick Curless I Ride an Old Paint A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD2 (1950-1969) Amazon
36Sara Watkins Blue Shadows On the Trail (feat. Nickel Creek) Under the Pepper Tree Amazon
37Colter Wall I Ride an Old Paint: Leavin' Cheyenne Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs Amazon

Mix Master’s Delight

An eclectic free form blend of sounds featuring a variety highlighted by Memphis Minnie, T-Bone Burnett, The Rascals, The Miracles and Carole King…plus over a dozen others in our last show of summer 2023. As the walls of justice close in on traitors and seditionists, we lean on the hope that the constitutional provision  that prevents their ilk from ever holding office is the key to saving democracy. Politics aside, the music this week features songs about baking biscuits, diamonds, shopping around, head spinning and what it’s like living here in the U.S.A. Friday morning’s Deeper Roots is a blend of classic and deep tracks designed to set the table for the weekend, right here on Community Radio for West Sonoma County and the world. Tune in, turn on but don’t, just don’t, drop out.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Elvis Presley Such a Night Artist of the Century Disc 2 Amazon
3Carole King Like Little Children The Legendary Demos [+Digital Booklet] Amazon
4Wilson Pickett In the Midnight Hour Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
5Clyde McPhatter A Lover's Question Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
6Mark Knopfler Donegan's Gone Shangri-La Amazon
7Mazzy Star I'm Gonna Bake My Biscuit Fade Into You [Single] Amazon
8Memphis Minnie I'm Gonna Bake My Biscuits Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
9Snooks Eaglin My Head Is Spinning Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
10Etta James/Harvey Fuqua My Heart Cries [Duet with Harvery Fuqua] At Last! Amazon
11The Miracles Shop Around Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 1 Amazon
12The Rascals I've Been Lonely Too Long All I Really Need: The Complete Atlantic Recordings, 1965-1971 Amazon
13The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1967 Amazon
14Steve Miller Band Living in the U.S.A. Young Hearts: Complete Greatest Hits Amazon
15T-Bone Burnett Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend Twenty Twenty: The Esssential T-Bone Burnett Disc 1 Amazon
16Daniel Lanois Sometimes Hear Music, Vol. 10: Reveal Amazon
17Randy Newman Birmingham Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
18Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away Original Recordings Amazon
19David Lindley & El Rayo-X Never Knew Her Very Greasy Amazon
20Nick Lowe I'll Be There The Impossible Bird Amazon
21BR5-49 Cherokee Boogie BR5-49 Amazon
22Dave Edmunds Bail You Out D.E. 7th Amazon
23Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys Ossun Two-Step American Roots Music [Disc 4] Amazon
24The Texas Tornados Little Bit Is Better Than Nada 4 Aces Amazon
25Little Willie John My Love Is Lone Star Amazon
26The Champs Tequila Red, White & Rock Disc 1 Amazon
27Norah Jones Creepin' In Feels Like Home Amazon
28Warren Zevon Play It All Night Long I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) [Disc 1] Amazon
29Marshall Crenshaw Silver Wings Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
30The Mamas & the Papas Dedicated to the One I Love Greatest Hits Amazon
31Stray Cats I Won't Stand in Your Way Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 4 Amazon
32The Sandals Theme from "Endless Summer" The Perfect Day: The Music from 40 Years of Surfing Magazine Amazon
33Betty Everett The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
34Tom Petty Big Weekend Highway Companion Amazon

Stardust Memories

Time to revisit a songwriter from the 20th century whose influence is still felt today. Notwithstanding his unworldly talent for melodies, Hoagy Carmichael left a legacy of the smart alec piano player in the corner, reflecting on all that was around him, composing several hundred songs including fifty that achieved hit-record status during his long career. From his 1927 recording that introduced Stardust to later Hollywood songs that stood the test of time, including Ray Charles’ Georgia On My Mind or Willie Nelson’s Stardust, his songwriting was only matched by his personality, lowdown and smooth, able to sell his songs to lyricists, music publishers, film producers, and promoting them to the public via microphones on stage and in mass media. We’ll spend a couple hours with his music…from Paul Whiteman to The Brother Brothers, here on Sonoma County Community Radio. Hope you can join us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nat King Cole Stardust 30 Greatest Hits Disc 1 Amazon
3The Brother Brothers I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) [feat. Rachael Price] Cover to Cover Amazon
4Willie Nelson Ole Buttermilk Sky Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993 Disc 3 Amazon
5Norah Jones The Nearness of You Come Away With Me Amazon
6Ray Charles Georgia On My Mind Genius – The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection Amazon
7Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Ev'ntide Heart Full Of Rhythm / Volume 2 (1936-38) Amazon
8Hoagy Carmichael Rockin' Chair (With Louis Armstrong) Sometimes I Wonder…. Amazon
9Bing Crosby Moonburn [Single Version] Bing Crosby And Some Jazz Friends Amazon
10Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening Classic Hoagy Carmichael [Disc 2] Amazon
11Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra The Old Music Master Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 1 – The Birth Of A Label – 1942-43 Amazon
12Dinning Sisters I Get Along Without You Very Well Almost Sweet And Gentle [Disc 2] Amazon
13The Fleetwoods Skylark Come Softly To Me: The Very Best Of The Fleetwoods Amazon
14The Boswell Sisters Charlie Two-Step That's How Rhythm Was Born Amazon
15Mildred Bailey Rockin' Chair Rockin' Chair Amazon
16The Mills Brothers Lazybones Sweeter Than Sugar Amazon
17Ethel Waters Old Man Harlem Classic Hoagy Carmichael [Disc 1] Amazon
18Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra Moon Country (Is Home To Me) Hoagy Carmichael & Friends: Stardust Melody Amazon
19Kate Smith Can't Get Indiana Off My Mind Classic Hoagy Carmichael [Disc 2] Amazon
20Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Sing Me A Swing Song (And Let Me Dance) Hoagy Carmichael & Friends: Stardust Melody Amazon
21Betty Hutton Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief From The Vaults, Vol 2. 1943-1944 Amazon
22Hoagy Carmichael I May Be Wrong, But I Think You're Wonderful Hoagy Carmichael. Stardust – 51 Original Mono Recordings 1924-1957 Amazon
23Hoagy Carmichael Huggin & Chalkin 47 Your Hit Parade Amazon
24Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra Sing It Way Down Low Hoagy Carmichael & Friends: Stardust Melody Amazon
25Mel Tormi The Rumba Jumps The Classic Hoagy Carmichael [Disc 3] Amazon
26Glenn Miller, Ray Eberle Blue Orchids Hoagy Carmichael. Stardust – 51 Original Mono Recordings 1924-1957 Amazon
27Louis Prima Lazy River Capitol Collectors Series Amazon
28Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra Small Fry Classic Hoagy Carmichael [Disc 1] Amazon
29Hoagy Carmichael Sh'h The Old Man's Sleeping Old Music Master Amazon
30The Cleftones Heart and Soul The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 4 Amazon
31Junior Brown Hong Kong Blues Semi-Crazy Amazon
32Willie Nelson Stardust Stardust [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
33The Band Georgia On My Mind Islands [Remastered] Amazon
34Linda Ronstadt Skylark Round Midnight With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra [Disc 1] Amazon

Labor Day 2023

We’ve got a Labor Day collection of songs…songs celebrating working men and women and these are songs of both honor and protest, taking us back to the Great Depression when work was hard to find. We’ll also be celebrating the core fight for organizing…whether you’re fighting for the day-to-day pressure of producing faster and better in front of a computer or you’re steaming lattes for the hurried throngs, you have a right to organize and much of the music we’ll share today reinforces the concept. While unions are demonized with threats of offshoring…you know it will be done either way. Music today will include Pete Seeger, Mavis Staples, Paul Robeson, Bruce Springsteen and a whole host of others. Tune in on or download our app.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bing Crosby Brother Can You Spare A Dime? Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
3Paul Robeson Joe Hill Classic Labor Songs From Smithsonian Flokways Amazon
4Pete Seeger Which Side Are You On? The First Days Of Protest In The Twentieth Century Amazon
5Natalie Merchant Which Side Are You On? Coal Country Music Amazon
6The Almanac Singers Talking Union [Album Version] The Essential Pete Seeger Amazon
7Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons Vintage Collections Amazon
8Pete Seeger Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues An Anthology of Folk Music Amazon
9Woody Guthrie Union Maid (Excerpt) Hard Travelin' (The Asch Recordings Vol. 3) Amazon
10Pete Seeger Union Maid The First Days Of Protest In The Twentieth Century Amazon
11David, Bill, And Billy Ray Johnson Going Down the Road Feeling Bad Classic Old-Time Music from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
12Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
13Bobbie McGee Bread and Roses Unknown Amazon
14Kate & Anna McGarrigle Hard Times Come Again No More Songs Of The Civil War Amazon
15Dorsey Dixon Hard Times In Here The Best Of The HighTone Years Amazon
16Dorsey Dixon Hard Times In Here The Best Of The HighTone Years Amazon
17Nanci Griffith Hard Times (Come Again No More) Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) Amazon
18Mavis Staples We Shall Not Be Moved (Cd) We'll Never Turn Back Amazon
19Justin Townes Earle Down In The Valley Coal Country Music Amazon
20Bob Dylan Maggie's Farm The Essential Bob Dylan [Disc 1] Amazon
21Tom T. Hall I'm a Coal Mining Man Coal Country Music Amazon
22Bruce Springsteen Pay Me My Money Down We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
23Bruce Springsteen Factory Darkness on the Edge of Town Amazon
24Bruce Springsteen Youngstown The Ghost of Tom Joad Amazon
25Pete Seeger If I Had A Hammer The Essential Pete Seeger Amazon
26Steve Earle Steve's Hammer (For Pete) Washington Square Serenade Amazon
27Valentine Pringle John Henry The Long Road To Freedom: An Anthology Of Black Music [Disc 4] Amazon
28Elvis Presley Big Boss Man Artist of the Century Disc 2 Amazon
29Blind Boy Fuller Working Man Blues Blind Boy Fuller Vol. 3 1937 Amazon
30Ramblin' Jack Elliott 1913 Massacre Hard Travelin' Amazon
31Woody Guthrie Farmer-Labor Train Hard Travelin' (The Asch Recordings Vol. 3) Amazon
32Randy Newman Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man) Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
33Randy Newman Every Man a King Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon