Back To Schooldays

Good times, bad times…let’s take a theme trip to schooldays past in music this week. Whether you were a product of the fifties, sixties or beyond, you remember your favorite music. We’ll be zooming in on sounds from that era in the show today as we explore the high school theme with topics like ‘lettered sweaters’…what ever happened to those? Or maybe the reminder of the bell or buzzer in the hallways. Or maybe that favorite after school rendezvous spot. We’ll be sharing music that celebrated school and affairs of the young at heart with tracks from The 5 Royals, Johnny Burnette, Gary US Bonds and some other favorites as well as some unknowns from some dusty 45s buried deep in the archives. Namely Nicky & The Nobles, Johnny & The Jammers, and Herbie Alpert & His Sextet. Quite the fun today so drop by.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Beach Boys School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell) Ten Years of Harmony Disc 1 Amazon
3Chuck Berry School Days The Chess Box Disc 1 Amazon
4Mickey & Sylvia Love Will Make You Fail in School Love Is Strange and It Will Make You Fail in School Amazon
5The 5 Royales School Girl The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
6Smiley Lewis School Days Are Back Again I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 4 Amazon
7Jerry Lee Lewis High School Confidential 36 All-Time Greatest Hits [Disc 2] Amazon
8Johnny & The Jammers School Day Blues Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
9Johnny Burnette Skippin' School The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD 6 Amazon
10Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Waitin' In School (Live at the Fillmore 1997) Live at the Fillmore, 1997 (Deluxe) Amazon
11Rick Nelson Back to Schooldays The Last Time Around [1970-1982][CD1] Amazon
12Dave Edmunds Back to School Days Single Trax 1970-1981 Amazon
13Dave Edmunds High School Nights Porky's Revenge! [Expanded] Amazon
14Billy Harlan School House Rock That'll Flat Git It, Vol. 6 (Us Decca, Vol. 2) Amazon
15Wynn Stewart School Bus Love Affair Come On – Gonna Shake This Shack Amazon
16Toni Rossini (Meet Me) After School Midnight Cryin' Time: Teen Angst Classics From The Rock 'n' Roll Era Amazon
17Nicky & The Nobles School Bells War Paint – The Gone Records Story Amazon
18Bobby Rydell Swingin' School Cameo Parkway: The Greatest Hits Amazon
19The Beach Boys Be True to Your School 20 Good Vibrations: The Greatest Hits Amazon
20Jan & Dean The New Girl In School Greatest Hits Amazon
21Gary (U.S.) Bonds School Is Out American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
22Herbie Alpert & His Sextet Summer School Another Banana Split, please Amazon
23Betty Grable Don't Carry Tales Out Of School The Pin-Up Girl (Disc 2) Amazon
24Austin McCoy & Frankie Ervin High School Baby Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 5]: West Coast Blues V1 Amazon
25Nat King Cole Trio You Don't Learn That In School The Cocktail Combos [Disc 1] Amazon
26Paul Simon Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard Paul Simon Amazon
27Taj Mahal Good Morning Little School Girl Giant Step & De Ole Folks At Home Amazon
28Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band Good Morning Schoolgirl Blues Masters, Vol. 7: Blues Revival Amazon
29NRBQ Still In School Peek-A-Boo: The Best Of NRBQ, 1969-1989 [Disc 1] Amazon
30James Intveld High School Hellcats Cry-Baby Amazon
31The Ramones Rock 'N' Roll High School End of the Century Amazon
32Wee Willie Harris Back To School Again Their Greatest Misses Amazon
33Ricky Nelson Waitin' In School Legacy [Disc 1] Amazon
34Alex Chilton The New Girl in School A Man Called Destruction Amazon
35Louis Jordan School Days Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
36Tom Paxton What Did You Learn In School Today? Best Of Tom Paxton: I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound Amazon

Let’s Duet

Country duets have been a hallmark of the genre and this week we’ll spend a couple of hours sampling some old, some new, some sappy and some without peer. From Rose and Buck to George and Tammy, we’ll be spending time with some real down home pairings singing songs of loose talk, booze, suspicion, holding on to what you’ve got and a whole lot more. There’s a range of topics beyond that and most involve cheatin’, lovin’ and fightin’…just what you’d expect from the base. The pairings are not necessarily all husband and wife as we’ve got a few that go beyond that rail like Dwight and Buck, the Hanks, and Waylon and Willie. Tune in Friday morning for a countrified, if not rarified, journey with some classic country duets.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine/Iris Dement In Spite of Ourselves In Spite of Ourselves Amazon
3John Prine With Melba Montgomery Milwaukee Here I Come In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
4Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash Jackson Classic Country Great Duets [Disc 1] Amazon
5Johnny Cash & June Carter It Ain't Me, Babe Carryin' on With Johnny Cash & June Carter Amazon
6Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash Girl From The North Country Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns – The Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
7Buck Owens & Rose Maddox Loose Talk Classic Country: Great Duets [Disc 2] Amazon
8Buck Owens Under Your Spell Again (Duet With Dwight Yoakam) Hot Dog Amazon
9Buck Owens/Dwight Yoakam Streets of Bakersfield Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years Disc 1 Amazon
10Dwight Yoakam/Sheryl Crow Baby Don't Go Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years Disc 2 Amazon
11Emmylou Harris & The Band Evangeline Duets Amazon
12Linda Ronstadt I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) (w/Emmylou Harris) Duets Amazon
13Emmylou Harris & Gram Parsons Love Hurts Duets Amazon
14k.d. lang (with Roy Orbison) Crying Recollection CD 2 Amazon
15Hank Williams & Hank Williams, Jr. There's A Tear In My Beer Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 10 Amazon
16Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves I Fall To Pieces [Album Version (Manufactured Duet)] Remembering Amazon
17Alison Krauss/Gillian Welch I'll Fly Away O Brother, Where Art Thou? Amazon
18Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Please Read The Letter Raising Sand Amazon
19Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys RCA Country Legends [Disc 2] Amazon
20Waylon Jennings & Jessi Colter Suspicious Minds Classic Country: Great Duets [Disc 2] Amazon
21George Jones & Tammy Wynette We're Gonna Hold On Classic Country: Great Duets [Disc 2] Amazon
22Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton The Last Thing On My Mind Dolly [Disc 1] Amazon
23Ashley Monroe You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter) [Duet with Blake Shelton] Like A Rose Amazon
24Ray Charles & Willie Nelson Seven Spanish Angels The Many Sides Of Willie Nelson [Cd 3 "Duets"] (1992) Amazon
25Marty Stuart This One's Gonna Hurt You (For A Long, Long Time) 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Marty Stuart Amazon
26George Jones/Merle Haggard Yesterday's Wine [Duet] The Essential Merle Haggard: The Epic Years Amazon
27John C. Reilly & Angela Correa Let's Duet Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition] Amazon
28Dottie West Duet with Don Gibson There's A Story (Goin' Round) The Essential Dottie West Amazon
29Randy Travis Happy Trails (Duet With Roy Rogers) Heroes & Friends Amazon

Signs & Signifiers

It’s a brand new year! Turn off the TV and tune into community radio for your best time. This year’s news will be one of politics, war, and overall bad behavior from the middling underbelly and radio will at least bring you a brief respite from what ails us. This week’s Deeper Roots will be another free form romp of genre-bending fun with a mix of soul, blues, country, rock and gospel. Tune in for some Norah Jones, Chris Isaak, Tom Petty, and Donna The Buffalo as we take our first steps into 2024. We’ll have a set that features signs and signifiers alongside the encouragement of Sister Mahalia as we keep our hand on the plow, the story telling of Luther’s picking from Johnny Cash, and we’ll also be ‘watching the signals’ with Bullmoose Jackson and Brenton Wood. Join Dave Stroud on another Friday morning featuring a century of America’s music on Sonoma County Community Radio, KOWS-LP 92.5 Occidental. Streaming all across the world on

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra Shorty's Got to Go Greatest R&B Hits of 1946, Vol. 4 Amazon
3Living Sisters Good Ole Wagon Love To Live Amazon
4Ella Mae Morse Rockin' And Rollin' Best Of The Rockabilly Rockin' Years Amazon
5Elvis Presley I Gotta Know Elvis #1 Singles Amazon
6Chris Isaak It's Now or Never Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
7Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers California Songs and Music From "She's the One" Amazon
8Donna The Buffalo Locket And Key Silverlined Amazon
9Johnny Cash Luther Played The Boogie Get Rhythm [Sun] Amazon
10Tennessee Ernie Ford I Ain't A-Gonna Let It Happen No More Vintage Collections Amazon
11Robert Gordon Drivin' Wheel [*] Robert Gordon with Link Wray/Fresh Fish Specials Amazon
12She & Him Gonna Get Along Without You Now Volume Two Amazon
13The Fleetwoods Mr. Blue Red, White & Rock Disc 1 Amazon
14Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton Creepin' In (feat. Dolly Parton) …Featuring Norah Jones Amazon
15Judy Collins Someday Soon Colors Of The Day: The Best Of Judy Collins Amazon
16JD McPherson Signs & Signifiers Signs & Signifiers Amazon
17Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
18Brenton Wood Gimme Little Sign Brenton Wood's 18 Best Amazon
19Bull Moose Jackson Watch My Signals The Rough and Rowdy Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1 Amazon
20Ralph Stanley God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
21Bob Dylan Everything Is Broken The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs [Disc 1] Amazon
22Tom Sullivan Homeward Bound – The Old Slipper Shoe [instrumental] Classic Maritime Music Amazon
23Mahalia Jackson Keep Your Hand on the Plow The World's Greatest Gospel Singer Amazon
24Robert Plant Central Two-O-Nine Band Of Joy Amazon
25The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) Classic Soul Ballads: Sweet Thing [Disc 1] Amazon
26Dionne Warwick Don't Make Me Over Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
27Gene McDaniels with The Johnny Mann Singers Point Of No Return On The Soul Side Amazon
28The Lovin' Spoonful You Didn't Have to Be So Nice Daydream [Original LP] Amazon
29Rick Nelson Travelin' Man The Best of Rick Nelson, Vol. 2 Amazon
30The Cookies Chains The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
31The Isley Brothers Shout, Pts. 1-2 Red, White & Rock Disc 1 Amazon
32V V Brown Crazy Amazing Travelling Like The Light Amazon

Who We Lost 2023

We’ll look back to 2023 with the indelible sounds of those we lost this past year. There were some losses that cut deep and we intend to pay tribute to each and every one who contributed their artistry to the past century of America’s music. There is hardly room in the two hours we have to touch on all of those, no matter their contribution but we have a couple from across the pond that deserve mentioning among the musicians, songwriters and producers who made their mark. The past century of America’s music has brought talent, wit and wisdom, and the artists’ take on arrangement, delivery, and rhythm. This was another year of profound loss including the likes of the prolific Tony Bennett and Harry Belafonte, the boomer favorites like David Crosby, Jimmy Buffett and Jeff Beck, and the musical geniuses like Burt Bacharach, David Lindley, and Ahmad Jamal. Join us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Pogues If I Should Fall from Grace With God Essential Pogues Amazon
3The Yardbirds The Nazz Are Blue Ultimate! Disc 2 Amazon
4BTO Takin' Care Of Business (Randy Bachman) Songs For The Open Road [Platinum Legends] Amazon
5David Crosby Music Is Love If I Could Only Remember My Name Amazon
6The Association Cherish Pop Memories of the '60s – Vol. 6, My Special Angel Amazon
7Gary Wright Dream Weaver Sounds Of The Seventies: 1976 Amazon
8Jackson Browne & David Lindley Mercury Blues (Intro) Love Is Strange [Disc 1] Amazon
9David Lindley El Rayo X El Rayo-X Amazon
10Jimmy Buffett Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection Disc 1 Amazon
11It's a Beautiful Day White Bird Walk on the Moon Amazon
12Ian & Sylvia Four Strong Winds The Time Life Treasury Of Folk Music [Disc 2] Amazon
13Gordon Lightfoot Early Morning Rain Troubadours: Folk And The Roots Of American Music 4: 12 The Heartland And Canada Amazon
14Harry Belafonte Jump in the Line All Time Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Amazon
15The Serendipity Singers Beans In My Ears (LEN CHANDLER) Time Life – The Folk Years – Reason To Believe [Disc 2] Amazon
16Dixie Chicks The Thrill Is in the Chase Shouldn't a Told You That Amazon
17The Ames Brothers The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane Magic Moments Amazon
18April Stevens I Want A Lip Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
19The Righteous Brothers (You're My) Soul and Inspiration The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody Amazon
20Tony Bennett Rags to Riches Your Hit Parade – 1953 Amazon
21Aretha Franklin I Say A Little Prayer Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
22Paul & Paula Hey Paula Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
23George Maharis (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 The Epic Story 1960 Amazon
24The Earls Remember Then Doo Wop Love Songs Amazon
25Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Don't You Just Know It Having A Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best Of, Volume 1 Amazon
26Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want) Motown: The Classic Years Disc 1 Amazon
27The Drifters Sweets For My Sweet (CHARLIE THOMAS) The Definitive Soul Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
28Tina Turner The Best Simply The Best Amazon
29Parliament Up For The Down Stroke In Yo' Face!: The History Of Funk, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff Pure Funk Amazon
31The Pointer Sisters KSAN Pointer Sisters Intro KSAN's Live Jive Amazon
32The Pointer Sisters Fire 70s Music Explosion – Miracles Disc 2 Amazon
33Dwight Twilley Band I'm on Fire Poptopia! 70's Power Pop Classics Amazon
34Kool & The Gang Ladies' Night Disco Fever [Disc 1] Amazon
35Walter "Wolfman" Washington Tailspin Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
36Ahmad Jamal The Surrey With The Fringe On Top Okeh Jazz Amazon
37Wayne Shorter Tenderfoot Jazz Essentials Volume 3 Amazon
38Eagles Take It to the Limit The Very Best of the Eagles [2003] Disc 1 Amazon
39Jim & Jesse Hard Hearted Hand-Picked: 25 Years Of Bluegrass On Rounder Records [Disc 2] Amazon
40Mac Wiseman, Bobby Osborne & Jesse McReynolds Bluebirds Are Singing For Me Bluegrass Legands – Live At The Ryman Amazon
41Lord Creator Don't Stay Out Late The Real Jamaica Ska Amazon
42Robbie Robertson Somewhere Down The Crazy River Robbie Robertson [UK] Amazon