Goin’ Down To Sing In Texas

From the cold grey light of dawn to some gospel coverage from Luther Dickinson, George Jones and The Golden Gate Quartet, Deeper Roots this week takes another pull at the thread of tapestry of the past century, once again celebrating America’s music. We’re in fine form, no doubt, because the players this week move from the ‘king of boogie’, John Lee Hooker, to one of the great contemporary songwriters, Iris DeMent. We’ll share a track from her latest album, one that ventures into the dark corners of this country’s recent history with her brilliant eight minute soliloquy “Goin’ Down To Sing In Texas”. We’ll share songs about liars, feeling good, 99 year blues, and that last train to Memphis. Join Dave Stroud for two hours from America’s songbooks, from church to steeple to songs about its people. We’ll be coming to you live from the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, California.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Louis Armstrong Go Down Moses Louis And The Good Book Amazon
3Iris DeMent Goin' Down To Sing In Texas Workin' On A World Amazon
4Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Texas Flood Texas Flood Amazon
5George Jones Take The Devil Out Of Me George Jones The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
6The Golden Gate Quartet Let That Liar Alone Negro Spirituals, Vol. 1 Amazon
7Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands Let That Liar Alone (Featuring Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Harley Eblen & Andrew Conklin) The Hazel and Alice Sessions Amazon
8Luther Dickinson Ain't No Grave (feat. Mavis Staples) Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Volumes I & II [amazon asin=Rodney Crowell – Don't Get Me Started [Album Version] – 00:00&title=Buy From Amazon &thumb=http://deeperrootsradio.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/buy_small.gif]
9Lucinda Williams Hot Blood Sweet Old World Amazon
10Dave Alvin I Feel So Good Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
11Taj Mahal Good Morning Little School Girl Giant Step & De Ole Folks At Home Amazon
12Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur 99 Year Blues Penny's Farm Amazon
13Emily Scott Robinson Delta Line Up South The Great Migration Of Southern Sound, Oxford American Southern Music Issue Volume 23 Amazon
14Eric Clapton So Tired Back Home Amazon
15John Lee Hooker Don't Look Back Ft. Van Morrison King Of The Boogie Amazon
16Van Morrison Streamline Train Moving On Skiffle Amazon
17Blues Image Parchman Farm Open Amazon
18Mose Allison The Seventh Son Allison Wonderland Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
19Little Feat Two Trains Hotcakes & Outtakes: 30 Years of Little Feat (1 of 4) Amazon
20The Band Last Train To Memphis Jubilation Amazon
21Dr. John The Night Tripper Mama Roux The Atco/Atlantic Singles 19681974 Amazon
22Shirley & Lee Feel So Good The Aladdin Story (Pt. 2) Amazon
23Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Havana Moon Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Amazon
24Slim Harpo Baby Scratch My Back The Excello Singles Anthology Disc 2 Amazon
25Alabama Shakes Killer Diller Blues American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 1] Amazon
26Lee Ann Womack Take The Devil Out Of Me The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone Amazon

Making Believe

Fresh from a couple of weeks away, we’re going for the easy listening, classic pieces from the Great American Songbook. Join Dave Stroud on a dream-laden journey on the waters of the past century of America’s music as he pairs up some of the classic ballads and torch songs from the past. Mostly crooners but there’s plenty of jazz and pop standards to celebrate. We’ll hear pairings from The Mills Brothers and Les Paul & Mary Ford, Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan, Rosemary Clooney and Leon Redbone, Etta James, Billie Holiday, and Peggy Lee. That’s the short list. We’ll hear versions of “Fever”, “Dream”, “Smile”, “April in Paris” and “Autumn Leaves” in a show that reminds us that so many of these pop standards hold up well when put to the test of time. Drop by on a Friday morning where there’s whispering grasses among the autumn leaves here on Sonoma County Community Radio. 

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Peggy Lee Bali Ha'i American Beauty Amazon
3Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots I'm Making Believe R&B Jukebox Hits 1944 Amazon
4April Stevens I'm Making Believe Teach Me Tiger Amazon
5Betty Carter/Ray Charles Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 2 Amazon
6Natalie Cole Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye De-Lovely Amazon
7Tony Bennett Smile The Essential Tony Bennett [Columbia/Legacy] Disc 2 Amazon
8Nat King Cole Smile 30 Greatest Hits Disc 1 Amazon
9Nat King Cole Autumn Leaves Sings For Two In Love (And More) Amazon
10Roger Williams Autumn Leaves Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon
11Clem Snide Don't Want to Set the World on Fire Sweetheart Amazon
12The Ink Spots I Don't Want The Set The World On Fire Your Hit Parade – 1941 Amazon
13The Ink Spots Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees) Greatest Hits Amazon
14Ringo Starr Whispering Grass Sentimental Journey Amazon
15The Mills Brothers April In Paris The Very Best Of The Mills Brothers [Disc 2] Amazon
16Frank Sinatra April in Paris Come Fly with Me [Capitol] Amazon
17Louis Armstrong & All His Stars When You're Smiling When you're smiling Amazon
18Frank Sinatra When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! And More Amazon
19Frank Sinatra I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter Songs For Young Lovers & Swing Easy! Amazon
20Sarah Vaughan I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter) Great American Songbook Amazon
21Rosemary Clooney When You Wish Upon A Star Tenderly Amazon
22Leon Redbone When You Wish Upon A Star From Branch To Branch Amazon
23Elvis Presley Fever The Essential 60's Masters I [Disc 1] Amazon
24Peggy Lee Fever Kuties And Krooners Amazon
25Dean Martin Dream Late at Night with Dean Martin Amazon
26The Pied Pipers Dream Dreams From The Sunny Side Of The Street [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Righteous Brothers Ebb Tide Lifetime Of Romance: Falling In Love [Disc 1] Amazon
28Lenny Welch Ebb Tide Glory of Love: Sweet & Soulful Love Songs-'60s Amazon
29Etta James Stormy Weather At Last! Amazon
30Sarah Vaughan Stormy Weather Lady Sings the Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
31Les Paul & Mary Ford My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii Lovers' Luau Amazon
32The Mills Brothers My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua Hawaii The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 5 Amazon
33Billie Holiday I'll Be Seeing You Stealing Beauty Amazon

Ladies of Rockabilly

Sweatin’ with the oldies…that’s all we can say. This week’s Deeper Roots focuses on both the vintage and the contemporary performances by women who took on the rockabilly mantle. While a male-dominated genre, particularly when the boys (and record companies) were chasing the next Elvis, gave us hundreds (thousands?) of gyrating hips and raw rock in the form of pounding piano, thrashing guitar and duck tails, there was barely enough room for the ladies. But we’ve made some room on this morning’s show where we’ll be featuring the likes of Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, Laura Lee Perkins and a bevy of brash rocking women from the early days of rock ‘n roll. We’ll do our best to balance the show with late breakers of the rockabilly kind:  Kim Lenz, Linda Gail Lewis, Imelda May and Rosie Flores are some of the contemporary sounds we’ll be hearing from on this September morning. Tune in for a wild two hours…guaranteed.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Patsy Cline Stop, Look And Listen Grady Martin Amazon
3Brenda Lee Little Jonah (Rock On Your Steel Guitar) Grady Martin Amazon
4Joyce Green Black Cadillac Wild Streak, Vol. 1 Amazon
5Mimi Roman Little Lovin' 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
6Laura Lee Perkins I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Lovin' Essential Rockabilly The Imperial Story Amazon
7Laura Lee Perkins Oh La Baby Essential Rockabilly The Imperial Story Amazon
8Maddox Brothers & Rose The Death of Rock 'n' Roll Classic Rockabilly Amazon
9Janis Martin Drugstore Rock 'n' Roll Classic Rockabilly Amazon
10Janis Martin Will You Willyum Grady Martin Amazon
11Wanda Jackson There's A Party Goin' On Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
12Wanda Jackson Let's Have A Party Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
13The Collins Kids Party 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
14The Collins Kids I'm In My Teens 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
15Ann Jones Hi-ballin' Daddy Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
16Barbara Pittman Sentimental Fool The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
17Sparkle Moore Rock-a-Bop Classic Rockabilly Amazon
18Jean Chapel I Won't Be Rockin' Tonight Classic Rockabilly Amazon
19Charline Arthur Hello Baby Big "D" Jamboree, Gals Of The Amazon
20Charline Arthur Burn That Candle Welcome To The Club Amazon
21Robert Gordon Hot Dog! That Made Her Mad (feat. Rosie Flores) Rockabilly for Life Amazon
22Rosie Flores & The Talismen I've Got A Right To Cry So Sad Amazon
23Kim Lenz & the Jaguars Howl at the Moon The One and Only Amazon
24Kim Lenz Bury Me Deep Slowly Speeding Amazon
25Kim Lenz & the Jaguars Rock & Roll Guitar The One and Only Amazon
26Ronnie Wood with his Wild Five Rock 'n' Roll Music (featuring Imelda May) Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry Amazon
27Imelda May Big Bad Handsome Man Love Tattoo Amazon
28Samantha Fish It's Your Voodoo Working Chills & Fever Amazon
29Linda Gail Lewis, Slim Jim Phantom & Danny B. Harvey Diggin' My Way out of Hell Diggin' My Way Out Of Hell – Single Amazon
30Linda Gail Lewis Rocking My Life Away Hard Rocking Woman Amazon
31Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis Boogie Woogie Country Gal Wild! Wild! Wild! Amazon
32Van Morrison & Linda Gail Lewis Let's Talk About Us You Win Again Amazon
33Tammy Lynn & Myles High Good Rockin' Tonight Turn My Music On Amazon
34Tammy Lynn & Myles High Sweet As My Baby Turn My Music On Amazon
35Wanda Jackson Mean Mean Man Rocket In My Pocket Amazon
36Wanda Jackson Long Tall Sally Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
37Wanda Jackson Two Shots (feat. Elle King and Joan Jett) Encore Amazon
38Janis Martin My Boy Elvis Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon