Hive Harmony

The bouffant and the beehive…hairstyles with a tease and some backcombing, were all the rage in the sixties. Like pop music, it had a short life before the British wave. Unlike pop music, whose sound endured, the fashion was washed away at the salon in favor of the next big thing. Girl groups set the tone for the harmonious sounds of the time, and our nostalgia cruise will be tooling the AM radio sounds of the very best of the beehive and flip hairstyles of groups like The Shangri-Las, The Paris Sisters, The Angels, Lesley Gore and a couple dozen others in this week’s show. Join Dave for the hits, the misses, and the near misses along with some of the unheard in this week’s episode of Deeper Roots. He’ll also share a number of tracks from an excellent 2018 release from Chicago’s Numero Group featuring some of ‘the others’. Girl groups emerged as a dominant force in the music industry, characterized by harmonious vocals, catchy melodies, and often choreographed performances.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Shangri-Las Sophisticated Boom Boom Myrmidons of Melodrama Amazon
3Reparata And The Delrons Whenever A Teenager Cries Dancin' & Romancin' In The '50s And 60s [Disc 3] Amazon
4The Angels Cry Baby Cry Ultimate Rock 'n Roll Time Capsule – Volume 2 [Disc 5] Amazon
5The Angels The Guy With The Black Eye Second Helpings: Sequels To The Songs That Left 'Em Hungry For More! Amazon
6Shirley Ellis I See It, I Like It, I Want It The Clapping Song… And More Amazon
7Shirley Ellis The Clapping Song We Love Pirate Radio – 60s Favourites Amazon
8Dee Dee Sharp I Sold My Heart to the Junkman It's Mashed Potato Time Amazon
9The Blossoms Hard To Get Love Charms: California Girls And Groups Amazon
10The Ribbons Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya Love Charms: California Girls And Groups Amazon
11The Dreamers Do Not Forget Love Charms: California Girls And Groups Amazon
12Nancy Sinatra Like I Do Love Charms: California Girls And Groups Amazon
13Lesley Gore Look Of Love The Golden Hits Of Lesley Gore Amazon
14Lesley Gore Maybe I Know The Golden Hits Of Lesley Gore Amazon
15The Shangri-Las He Cried Myrmidons of Melodrama Amazon
16The Ronettes Do I Love You? The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
17The Ronettes Everything Under the Sun The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
18The Jelly Beans I Wanna Love Him So Bad The Best Of The Girl Groups, Vol. 1 Amazon
19The Cookies I Never Dreamed Birth Of Soul: 2 Amazon
20The Murmaids Popsicles And Icicles Early Girls: 1 Amazon
21The Petites Lonely Girl Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground Amazon
22The Monzas Ain't It the Truth Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground Amazon
23The Vandelettes He's All Mine Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground Amazon
24The Contessas Gimme Gimme Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground Amazon
25Paris Sisters Be My Boy Early Girls – vol 5 Amazon
26The Chantels Look In My Eyes Four By Four – Girl Groups Amazon
27The Chiffons Stop, Look And Listen One Fine Day And Other Favorites Amazon
28The Chiffons A Love So Fine One Fine Day And Other Favorites Amazon
29The Dixie Cups Gee The Moon Is Shining Bright (Mono Single) The Complete Red Bird Recordings Amazon
30The Dixie Cups Another Boy Like Mine The Complete Red Bird Recordings Amazon
31The Shirelles Baby, It's You Memories: Jukebox Gems (Disc 1) Amazon
32The Shangri-Las Remember (Walkin' in the Sand) Myrmidons of Melodrama Amazon
33Peggy March Hello Heartache, Goodbye Love Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 60's. Vol. 2 Amazon
34Vickie & The Van Dykes Baby I'm Crying Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground Amazon

Heart of Saturday Night

Where else but the heart of Saturday night? We’ve got an eclectic collection of performances that take you ‘there and back’ this Friday morning on Deeper Roots. No theme. No tribute. No genre sweep. Just a collection of some great sounds from the past (and present). Little themes that reach deep and a few awesome covers that you may not be familiar with. We’re making our way to the outskirts of the bayou with Cookie & The Cupcakes and Jo-el Sonnier, then into some gritty blues from Muddy Waters and RL Burnside, and we’ll also have some rollicking country and soul from Big Maybelle, Buck Owens, Mickey Baker, and The Ink Spots. Add a dose of Billie Holiday, LaVern Baker, and Tow Waits…and there you have it. Some surprises and some favorites all rolled up on this Friday morning blue plate special.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tom Waits (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night Used Songs 1973-1980 Amazon
3The Ink Spots The Gypsy Your Hit Parade 1946 Amazon
4The Impressions Gypsy Woman American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
5Joe Ely The Gypsy Lady Flatland Lullaby Amazon
6Jo-el Sonnier Say You Love Me The Complete Mercury Sessions Amazon
7Cookie & the Cupcakes Mathilda Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
8Bill Hayes Poor White Trash Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
9George Jones Just One More The Best Of George Jones: 1955-1967 Amazon
10Patsy Cline A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold) 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – Classic Patsy Cline Amazon
11Buck Owens Hot Dog (with Danny Dedmon) The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1; 1950s & 60s Boppers and Rockers from 'Nashville West' Amazon
12Big Maybelle Don't Leave Poor Me Roll Your Moneymaker Amazon
13Eilen Jewell Don't Leave Poor Me Down Hearted Blues Amazon
14Jessie Mae Hamphill Lord Help The Poor And Needy Goin' Down South Blues Sampler Vol. 2 Amazon
15Shemekia Copeland Lord Help the Poor and Needy Outskirts of Love Amazon
16Robert Belfour Old Black Mattie Goin' Down South Blues Sampler Vol. 2 Amazon
17Samantha Fish Poor Black Mattie Belle of the West Amazon
18Leon Russell It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry Leon Russell And The Shelter People [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
19Bob Dylan Down Along The Cove John Wesley Harding Amazon
20Bob Dylan Alberta #1 Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 Deluxe-Edition 4 (Self Portrait. Original Edition; Rem. 2013) Amazon
21The Cactus Blossoms If Not For You If Not For You (Bob Dylan Songs Vol. 1) Amazon
22Sarah Jarosz Ring Them Bells Follow Me Down Amazon
23Jubilaires Casey Jones Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
24Mickey Baker Gloomy Sunday The Wildest Guitar Amazon
25Billie Holiday Feat. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Gloomy Sunday Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944 [Disc 10] Amazon
26LaVern Baker Soul on Fire (Japan 2012 Remaster) Atlantic Rock & Roll Amazon
27The Browns Shenandoah Classics 1960 (Warped 6062) Amazon
28Elvis Presley I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine Date with Elvis Amazon
29Elvis Presley Poor Boy For LP Fans Only Amazon
30Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels Jenny Take a Ride! Let There Be Drums Vol 2: The 60's Amazon
31Little Richard Jenny Jenny The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
32Muddy Waters Young Fashioned Ways The Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
33Shakey Jake Roll Your Moneymaker Roll Your Moneymaker Amazon