The Real Thing

A two hour collection of some of the very best from the past century is what the doctor ordered. Seems like it often is. Today’s Deeper Roots journey features an eclectic blend of genres, topics, and performances, all tuned to the discerning ear. We’ll be bringing you some subtle jazz vibes from Mose Allison, story songs about Caldonia, sweet soul duets from Marvin Gaye and Chuck Jackson, gospel from the Pilgrim Travelers, and plenty of boot heel country from BR5-49 and Little Jimmy Dickens. That’s not all…by far. We’ll hear a new light hearted cover from Luther Dickinson, a song about the Old Kelly Place from “The Real McCoy”, Don Covay, and Bobby “Blue” Bland. What better way to kick off your holiday season, right? There’s turkey in the fridge and the wreath will be going up on the door. Tune in why don’t you?

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Porter Wagoner 'Til the Right One Comes Along The Best I've Ever Been Amazon
3Nino Temple & April Stevens Deep Purple Your Hit Parade – The Early '60S Amazon
4Buck Owens Love's Gonna Live Here The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) [Disc 1] Amazon
5Lou Rawls (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
6The 5 Royales The Real Thing The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
7Marvin Gaye Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
8Chuck Jackson And Maxine Brown The Real Thing Hold On, We're Coming '67 Amazon
9Mavis Staples At The End Of The Day Have A Little Faith Amazon
10Pilgrim Travelers After While (Take 8) Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
11Don Covay Mercy, Mercy Rites Of Rhythm & Blues – Volume 2 Amazon
12Bobby Bland Two Steps From the Blues Two Steps From the Blues Amazon
13k.d. lang/Roy Orbison Crying King of Hearts Amazon
14Lissie Games People Play Covered Up With Flowers Amazon
15Little Jimmy Dickens When The Ship Hit The Sand The Essential "Little" Jimmy Dickens Amazon
16Walter Brennan The Old Kelly Place Point Of No Return: The Liberty Records Story 1962 Amazon
17Ricky Nelson & Walter Brennan Get Along Home, Cindy Wand'rin' Star And Other Movie And TV Songs: Western Movie & TV Soundtracks (3) Amazon
18BR5-49 Fool of the Century This Is BR549 Amazon
19Chuck Mead I'm Not the Man for the Job Close to Home Amazon
20Doc Watson/Merle Watson Smoke, Smoke, Smoke Black Mountain Rag Amazon
21Dave Van Ronk Your Feet's Too Big Sweet & Lowdown Amazon
22Mose Allison I'm Not Talking Cocktail Mix, Vol. 2: Martini Madness Amazon
23Elvis Presley Paralyzed Worldwide Gold Award Hits Vol. 2 Amazon
24The Five Stars Where Did Caldonia Go Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
25Louis Jordan Caldonia Mercury R+B '46-'62 [Disc 2] Amazon
26The Band The Shape I'm in Stage Fright Amazon
27Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Something Big Hard Promises (Remastered) Amazon
28Roy Orbison Ride Away Classic "MGM" Roy Orbison 1965 – 68 Amazon
29Randy Newman Dixie Flyer Land of Dreams Amazon
30John Prine Some Humans Ain't Human Fair & Square Amazon

Jump Blues Party

Jump blues was the precursor to rock, emerging in post-war America. You can count Chuck Berry and Little Richard among those who were heavily influenced by jump blues. This lively and rhythmically driven music genre is characterized by the fusion of elements from jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues with a nod to big band. Urban migration led to this blending of musical styles and seemed to foster a faster and more electrified sound. Our show today zeroes in on some of the most influential performers in the realm of jump blues including Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Lucky Millinder, and Jimmy Witherspoon. It’s a Friday morning house party once again on KOWS Community Radio’s Deeper Roots with your host Dave Stroud with some bluesy licks, upbeat tempos and joyful vocals.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jimmy Rushing Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today Ray Charles – Music that Matters to Him Amazon
3Bull Moose Jackson Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me Bull Moose Jackson 1947-1950 Amazon
4Bull Moose Jackson Keep You're Big Mouth Shut Bad Man Jackson Amazon
5Wynonie Harris Wasn't That Good Lovin' Machine Amazon
6Wynonie Harris Bloodshot Eyes Lovin' Machine Amazon
7Amos Milburn House Party (Tonight) Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
8Amos Milburn Down The Road Apiece Down The Road Apiece -The Best Of Amos Milburn Amazon
9Amos Milburn Let's Have A Party ABC Of The Blues Vol 30 Amazon
10Johnny Otis Baby Baby Blues Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 6] West Coast Blues V2 Amazon
11Johnny Otis Good Ole Blues ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 34 Amazon
12Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra Silent George Risque Rhythm: Nasty 50s R&B Amazon
13Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra Shorty's Got to Go Greatest R&B Hits of 1946, Vol. 4 Amazon
14Louis Jordan Saturday Night Fish Fry Artist's Choice: Joni Mitchell Amazon
15Louis Jordan Salt Pork, W. Va. Mercury R+B '46-'62 [Disc 2] Amazon
16Roy Brown, Professor Longhair & Dave Bartholomew Cadillac Baby Roy Brown & New Orleans R&B – Disc A Amazon
17Roy Brown, Dave Bartholomew Ain't Gonna Do It Roy Brown & New Orleans R&B – Disc C Amazon
18Big Joe Turner Morning, Noon and Night Big Joe Rocks Amazon
19Big Joe Turner Feeling Happy Big Joe Turner: The Definitive Blues Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon
20T-Bone Walker Come Back to Me Baby Blues Mercury B&R Story '45-'55 – [Disc 1]: Midwest Blues V1 Amazon
21T-Bone Walker Street Walking Woman The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 1] Amazon
22Jimmy Witherspoon K.C. Loving The Vee-Jay Story [Disc 2] Amazon
23Jimmy Witherspoon Bar Fly Blues Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Stars Amazon
24Paul Gayten Music Goes Round And Round Roots of Rock 'n' Roll – Rough and Rowdy, Vol. 3 Amazon
25Paul Gayten For You My Love Chess New Orleans [Disc 1] Amazon
26Dave Bartholomew Shrimp And Gumbo 1952-1955 Amazon
27Tiny Bradshaw I'm Going To Have Myself A Ball Living The Blues – Jump Blues & Boogie Amazon
28Joe Liggins Going Back To New Orleans Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Amazon
29Fats Domino I'm Walkin' My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
30Joe Liggins Rag Mop Living The Blues – Jump Blues & Boogie Amazon
31Bill Haley & the Comets Farewell, So Long, Goodbye From Western Swing to R-O-C-K (2): Rock the Joint Amazon
32Louis Jordan Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens Living The Blues – Jump Blues & Boogie Amazon
33Wynonie Harris Lollipop Mama Complete Jazz Series 1947 – 1949 Amazon
34The Treniers Go! Go! Go! Living The Blues – Jump Blues & Boogie Amazon

Goin’ Home

Our theme of ‘returning home’ explores not just the physical place but also a reflection of our identities, memories, and the tension between the past and the present. Returning to one’s roots is often fraught with challenges and our understanding of home is deeply intertwined with our personal growth and the changing world around us. This week we’ll be pouring through memories and nostalgia to try to find the meaning of home. Thomas Wolfe’s “You Can’t Go Home Again” introduces characters who yearn for their pasts and the comforts of home, but the reality often falls short of their memories and would serve as a guidepost for our theme today. We’ll share gospel from the Gospel Hummingbirds, classic Americana from John Prine, country tradition from Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie, and the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Big Maybelle, and Bruce Springsteen. We’re heading down that road to home in today’s show.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine My Darlin' Hometown Fair & Square Amazon
3John Fogerty Goin' Back Home Eye Of The Zombie Amazon
4Gospel Hummingbirds I'm Going Home Taking Flight Amazon
5Bill Kirchen Somebody's Going Home Transatlanticana Amazon
6Big Maybelle Going Home Baby The Very Best Of Big Maybelle Amazon
7Howlin' Wolf Going Back Home Blues From Hell Amazon
8Charles Brown & Johnny Moore's Three Blazers I Want To Go Home Sunny Road Amazon
9Charles Brown Homesick Blues The Cocktail Combos [Disc 2] Amazon
10Mickey & Sylvia I'm Going Home The Best of King Curtis (1952-1961) (Disc 2) Amazon
11Mississippi John Hurt Avalon, My Home Town Best Of Mississippi John Hurt [Live] Amazon
12Jack Guthrie Oklahoma Hills American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music [Disc 3] Amazon
13Woody Guthrie I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore Hard Travelin' (The Asch Recordings Vol. 3) Amazon
14Hank Williams I'm Going Home Lost Highway December 1948 – March 1949 Amazon
15Hazel Dickens West Virginia, My Home Hand-Picked: 25 Years Of Bluegrass On Rounder Records [Disc 1] Amazon
16Bruce Springsteen My Oklahoma Home We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
17Maria Muldaur My Tennessee Mountain Home Maria Muldaur Amazon
18John Prine My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight Beautiful Dreamer – The Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
19Jimmy Martin Homesick Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 5] Amazon
20The Louvin Brothers I'm Ready To Go Home Satan Is Real Amazon
21Dolly Parton Tennessee Homesick Blues I Will Always Love You – The Essential Dolly Parton Vol. 1 Amazon
22Charlie Rich I Feel Like Going Home The Silver Fox Amazon
23Merle Haggard And The Strangers Sing Me Back Home (2006 Digital Remaster) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
24Randy Newman Going Home Bad Love Amazon
25The Charioteers & Frank Sinatra I've Got A Home In That Rock Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
26Leon Redbone I'm Going Home Up A Lazy River Amazon
27Bobby Bare Homesick Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
28Merle Haggard And The Strangers Down The Old Road To Home Same Train, A Different Time Amazon
29Steve Earle Hometown Blues Train a Comin' Amazon
30Ricky Skaggs Little Cabin Home On The Hills Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics Amazon

Jubilee Theme

It’s theme time on a Friday morning in Sonoma County on Deeper Roots and we’ll take you pretty deep today, exploring songs of jubilation and celebration. Our theme revolves around the term ‘jubilee’ and it’s meaning, at least over the past century. While its etymology is centuries deep, with roots in the Old Testament and the Hebrew word ‘yobhel’ which refers to the ram’s horn which was sounded on the Day of Atonement, there are also the jubilee references to the freeing of slaves well into the 19th century. it speaks to anniversaries, rejoicing, and freedom. We could go much deeper but what better way to celebrate than with music, and there are plenty of Americana examples that tell of jubilees. We’ll hear from country favorites like The Sons of the Pioneers, Tyler Childers, and Joe Maphis alongside early century rhythm jazz and rhythm greats like Dinah Washington, Ivie Anderson, and Benny Goodman in this week’s show. Join us

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Roy Clark Alabama Jubilee Swing West – vol 2 – Guitar Slingers Amazon
3Benny Carter Jubilee Program Intro Big Band Jazz, The Jubilee Sessions, 1943 to 1946 Amazon
4Benny Carter Jubilee Jump Big Band Jazz, The Jubilee Sessions, 1943 to 1946 Amazon
5Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Jubilee The Ultimate Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
6Big Joe Turner Jumpin' At The Jubilee Big, Bad & Blue: Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
7The Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Patty Griffin Jubilee I'll Find A Way Amazon
8Dinah Washington There'll Be a Jubilee (from "In the Land of Hi-Fi") Dinah Washington: Eight Classic Albums Amazon
9Helen Humes Jubilee He May Be Your Man Amazon
10The Andrews Sisters There'll Be a Jubilee Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
11Ivie Anderson Let's Have a Jubilee Cocktail Hour Amazon
12Mildred Bailey With Benny Goodman & His V-Disc All Stars There'll Be A Jubilee The Women of WW2 [V 4] Amazon
13Ashley Monroe & The Americans Jubilee American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 2] Amazon
14Kathy Mattea and Friends Jubilee Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie Amazon
15Dave Alvin Jubilee Train Romeo's Escape Amazon
16The Blasters Jubilee Train Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (1981-1985) (1 of 2) Amazon
17The Devil Makes Three There'll Be A Jubilee Redemption & Ruin Amazon
18Riders in the Sky Cowboy Jubilee Best of the West Amazon
19Sons of the Pioneers Cowboy Jubilee The Lost Masters Amazon
20Sons of the Pioneers Barnyard Jubilee Songs of the Prairie – CD4 Amazon
21Joe Maphis Nashville Jubilee Country Guitar Thunder Amazon
22The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sam Bush, Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Hanna Bayou Jubilee Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 2 Amazon
23Elizabeth Mitchell Y Daniel Littleton Jubilee Putumayo Presents American Folk Amazon
24The War and Treaty Jubilee Hearts Town Amazon
25Arkansas Dave Jubilee Arkansas Dave Amazon
26Charlie Parr Jubilee Charlie Parr Amazon
27Tyler Childers Jubilee Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? Amazon
28JD McPherson Jubilee Undivided Heart & Soul Amazon
29Carolyn Hester Swing And Turn Jubilee [Album Version] Folk Classics (Roots Of American Folk Music) Amazon
30Jake Xerxes Fussell Jubilee Out of Sight Amazon
31R. Crumb And His Cheap Suit Serenaders Alabama Jubilee Chasin' Rainbows Amazon
32Doc Watson Alabama Jubilee Good Deal! Amazon