Don’t Wanna

Theme time and I’m going to break it to you slow…it’s all about the negative and those that refuse. If there’s something that’s more prevalent in our lives than saying that we ‘want to’…it’s when we don’t want to. The ‘desire not to’ seems to be winning over the ‘desire to’ in our show today. We’ve got a collection of songs that all begin with the phrase “I Don’t Want” in some form or another. We’ll bring you the early sounds of The Blue Sky Boys and some country sounds of Jimmy Wakely from the hayloft, blues and soul from Magic Sam and that firecracker Sugar Pie DeSanto, and plenty of Americana from The Blasters, Wanda Jackson and Doug Sahm in our show today. It’s going to be a romp because there’s a lot of fodder to choose from when stubbornness is the theme. Tune into community radio for Sonoma County to find out. I don’t want to spoil the theme…but not ‘wanting to’ isn’t always a bad thing…

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Chuck Willis Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The Stroll Amazon
3The Ravens Honey, I Don't Want You Rhythm 'N' Blues Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 4 Amazon
4The Blasters I Don't Want To American Music Amazon
5Wanda Jackson I Don't Wanta Go Wonderful Wanda Amazon
6Doc Williams Don't Want To Work Birth / Work / Death – Work, Money And Status In Country Music (1950-1974) Amazon
7Tom Waits I Don't Wanna Grow Up Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years Amazon
8Hayes Carll I Don't Wanna Grow Up Trouble In Mind Amazon
9Tex Williams I Don't Want To Be Free Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West Cd 2 Amazon
10Jimmy Wakely w/Margaret Whiting I Don't Want to Be Free The Collection 1940-53 CD3 Amazon
11Sir Douglas Quintet I Don't Want To Go Home Mono Singles '68-'72 Amazon
12The Blue Sky Boys I Don't Want Your Greenback Dollar Presenting The Blue Sky Boys Amazon
13Iris DeMent I Don't Want To Get Adjusted Lifeline Amazon
14Carrie Rodriguez I Don't Want To Play House Anymore Seven Angels on a Bicycle Amazon
15Tammy Wynette I Don't Wanna Play House Super Hits Amazon
16Dr. John I Don't Wanna Know The Best Of The Parlophone Years Amazon
17Fernest Arceneaux & His Louisiana French Band I Don't Want Nobody Putumayo Presents: Blues Party Amazon
18Leonard Carbo I Don't Want To Lose Her The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 3] Amazon
19Slim Harpo I Don't Want No One The Scratch Amazon
20Barbara Lynn I Don't Want A Playboy A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
21Magic Sam I Don't Want No Woman West Side Soul Amazon
22Susan Tedeschi I Don't Want Nobody Better Days Amazon
23Buddy & Ella Johnson I Don't Want Nobody ( To Have My Love But You) Mercury R+B '46-'62 [Disc 2] Amazon
24Sugar Pie DeSanto I Don't Wanna Fuss Go Go Power: The Complete Chess Singles (1961-1966) Amazon
25Johnnie Taylor I Don't Wanna Lose You The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol.2: 1968-1971 [Disc 7] Amazon
26Barbara & The Browns I Don't Want To Have To Wait Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
27The Drifters I Don't Want To Go On Without You All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 [Disc 2] Amazon
28Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers I Don't Want To Cry The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
29Pearlean Gray And The Passengers I Don't Want To Cry Rare Soul: Groove & Grind 1963-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
30The Ink Spots I Don't Want The Set The World On Fire Your Hit Parade – 1941 Amazon
31Fats Domino I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire This Is Gold Disc 2 Amazon
32Billie Holiday I Don't Want To Cry Anymore Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years [Disc 1] Amazon
33Big Maybelle I Don't Want To Cry Blues, Candy & Big Maybelle Amazon
34Ted Fio Rito & His Orchestra I Don't Want to Love You Spotlighting the Ted Fio Rito Orchestra Amazon

Space Race Rock

What a time it was. The surprise of Sputnik in the early fifties led to a space race, a technological competition that had a profound impact on popular music (not to mention popular culture), providing musicians (and would-be musicians) a rich source of inspiration and contributed to some of the most iconic, as well as comic and out of this world, songs of the era. Themes of space travel, the moon and Mars, and even flying saucers were rampant on the airwaves. And one can only ascribe the fear of aliens to the number attempted novelty bits that reflected that trepidation.  Laughter is, after all, a natural way for fear to be released in humankind. This week we’ll be sharing some of the classics, as well as the unknowns, including Jesse Belvin & His Space Riders, The Drivers, Merv Griffin, The Big Bopper, Dave & The Detomics and quite a few more that even if we were to share their names, you’d probably scratch your head anyway.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Mello-Tones Flying Saucer Vocal Groups Amazon
3Jerry Engler Sputnik (Satellite Girl) That'll Flat Git It, Vol. 6 (Us Decca, Vol. 2) Amazon
4Harmonica George Sputnik Music This Is The Blues Harmonica Amazon
5Roosevelt Sykes Sputnik Baby Voodoo Lou Amazon
6Astronaut Neil Armstrong The Moon Landing Great Speeches of The 20th Century – Volume 3 – the Dreams, Inspirations & Accomplishments Amazon
7Gil Scott-Heron Whitey On The Moon The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Amazon
8Hightower, Dean (George Barnes) Moon Rocket Destination Forbidden Planet (37 Outer Space Shock Treatments) Amazon
9Chris Kenner Rocket To The Moon The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 5] Amazon
10The Drivers My Astronaut The King Records Story – Part 1 Amazon
11Johnny Greco Rocket Ride Destination Forbidden Planet (37 Outer Space Shock Treatments) Amazon
12Vernon Green & The Medallions Rocket Ship Sputnik! The Launch of the Space Race – 65 Years First Sputnik in Space Amazon
13Jesse Belvin & His Space Riders My Satellite Sputnik! The Launch of the Space Race – 65 Years First Sputnik in Space Amazon
14The Larks Rockin' In The Rocket Room Destination Forbidden Planet (37 Outer Space Shock Treatments) Amazon
15Educational Duck and Cover Educational Amazon
16The Tornados Telstar Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2 Amazon
17Jimmie Haskell & His Orchestra Rockin' In The Orbit (Space Satellite) Destination Forbidden Planet (37 Outer Space Shock Treatments) Amazon
18Don Lang & His Frantic Five Red Planet Rock Destination Forbidden Planet (37 Outer Space Shock Treatments) Amazon
19Speedy West Space Man In Orbit Sputnik! The Launch of the Space Race – 65 Years First Sputnik in Space Amazon
20Joe Montgomery Planetary Run Sputnik! The Launch of the Space Race – 65 Years First Sputnik in Space Amazon
21Galen Denny Gonna Build A Rocket Sputnik! The Launch of the Space Race – 65 Years First Sputnik in Space Amazon
22Merv Griffin The Screamin' Meemies From Planet 'X' Destination Forbidden Planet (37 Outer Space Shock Treatments) Amazon
23The Royal Guardsmen Smallest Astronaut The Best of the Royal Guardsmen Amazon
24Sheb Wooley The Purple People Eater Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time [Disc 1] Amazon
25The Big Bopper The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor The Greatest Novelty Songs, Disc 2 Amazon
26John Mauceri: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Herrmann: Outer Space [From "The Day the Earth Stood Still"] Journey To The Stars: A Sci-fi Fantasy Adventure [John Mauceri  The Sound of Hollywood Vol. 10] Amazon
27Buddy Morrow & His Orchestra Men Into Space Sputnik! The Launch of the Space Race – 65 Years First Sputnik in Space Amazon
28Billy Riley, The Little Green Men Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll Destination Forbidden Planet (37 Outer Space Shock Treatments) Amazon
29The Marketts Out of Limits Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1964 Amazon
30Nervous Norvus Kibble Kibble (The Flying Saucer Song) Stone Age Woo Amazon
31Freddy Sunder Flying Saucers Destination Forbidden Planet (37 Outer Space Shock Treatments) Amazon
32Dave & The Detomics Detomic Orbit Destination Forbidden Planet (37 Outer Space Shock Treatments) Amazon
33The Equadors Sputnik Dance Sputnik! The Launch of the Space Race – 65 Years First Sputnik in Space Amazon
34Leonard Nimoy A Visit To A Sad Planet Spaced Out – The Best of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner Amazon
35Lightnin' Hopkins Happy Blues For John Glenn The Complete Prestige-Bluesville Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
36David Rose & His Orchestra Forbidden Planet Destination Forbidden Planet (37 Outer Space Shock Treatments) Amazon
37David Bowie Space Oddity Singles: 1969-1993 Disc 1 Amazon

Scenes Of Devastation

There’s going to be a free form mix of sounds this week with some ‘scenes of devastation’ as well as some blues and tradition. We’ll set the tone with a song that inspired the title lines from The Pine Hill Project and then head into some tradition and some covers that speak in the language of the sacred and secular…from Saturday night at the juke to Sunday morning in the pew. A great mix of sounds from some classic female blues gems from the 1940s like Wea Bea Booze and Ethel Waters. We’ll also go down to the crossroads and Deep Elem with the likes of Champion Jack Dupree and T-Bone Walker, some deeper/darker blues from Geeshie Wiley and Blind Lemon Jefferson as well. But we’ll also fill the air with the tops in great interpretations from Van Dyke Parks, Willie Watson and Bob Brozman. Join us for some ‘last kind words’ from the Rocky Road Blues to James Alley on a Friday morning in West County.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Pine Hill Project Battlefield Tomorrow You're Going (Featuring Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Schindell) Amazon
3Son House John the Revelator Death Letter Amazon
4Curtis Stigers & The Forest Rangers John The Revelator Songs Of Anarchy: Music From Sons Of Anarchy Seasons 1-4 Amazon
5Blu Lu Barker Don't You Feel My Leg Don't You Feel My Leg Amazon
6Wea Bea Booze These Young Men Blues Female Blues – The Remaining Titles Vol. 2 (1938-1949) Amazon
7Champion Jack Dupree Dirty Woman Two Classic Albums Plus Singles Amazon
8T-Bone Walker It's a Lowdown Dirty Deal The Very Best of T-Bone Walker [Koch] Amazon
9Geeshie Wiley Last Kind Words Mississippi Masters Amazon
10David Johansen The Last Kind Words Shaker Amazon
11Woody Guthrie When That Great Ship Went Down This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings Vol. 1 Amazon
12Rory Block Titanic (When That Great Ship Went Down) Confessions of A Blues Singer Amazon
13The Million Dollar Quartet Great Speckled Bird The Million Dollar Quartet: 50th Anniversary Special Edition Amazon
14Willie Watson James Alley Blues Folk Singer Vol. 1 Amazon
15Doc Watson Little Omie Wise 1964-1965 (Warped 6411F) Amazon
16Blind Lemon Jefferson See That My Grave Is Kept Clean Black Swan Sampler Amazon
17B.B. King See That My Grave Is Kept Clean One Kind Favor Amazon
18Van Dyke Parks/Mondrian Sail Away Lady The Harry Smith Project Live Vol. 2 Amazon
19Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers Sail Away Ladies The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Amazon
20Bob Brozman Rocky Road Snapping the Strings Amazon
21Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Rocky Road Blues The Essential Bill Monroe [Disc 1] Amazon
22Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Mule Skinner Blues East Virginia Blues (When The Sun Goes Down Series) Amazon
23Dolly Parton Mule Skinner Blues Country USA 1970 Amazon
24Rev. J. M. Gates Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting The Harry Smith B-Sides Amazon
25The Persuasions Dry Bones Gospel Brunch Classics Amazon
26Maria Muldaur A Little Bird Told Me Don't You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker) Amazon
27Jim Kweskin Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
28Ethel Waters Honey In The Honeycomb On Stage And Screen 1925 – 1940 Amazon
29Baby Dee Look What Baby's Got For You Don't You Feel My Leg Amazon
30Ames Brothers The The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane Your Hit Parade – 1955 Amazon
31Bill & The Belles Finger Pointin' Mama Dreamsongs, Etc. Amazon
32Paul Thorn Come On Let's Go Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon

Your Lucky Day

Mining the archives we find that bad luck and trouble are not a concern as Spring peeks around the corner. Luck is our watchword on this March morning and we’ll try to keep our superstitions in check. We’ll be taking our chances with a themed show today that blends some vocals from past and present and with this being an election year…we need all the luck we can get. Tune in for some Raul Malo, Charley Crockett, Howlin’ Wolf, Judy Garland and a couple dozen others following the theme of ‘Your Lucky Day’. Let us keep you entertained while the rest of the world goes by. Tune us in on your radio at 92.5 FM or, better yet, listen to us anywhere on planet Earth on You can change your luck by adopting a cat, you know. And black cats have, despite longstanding superstitions, the best of personalities.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jim Lauderdale Lucky 13 Point of No Return: The Unreleased 1989 Album Amazon
3Chris Isaak Waiting for My Lucky Day Baja Sessions Amazon
4The Bobby Fuller Four I'm A Lucky Guy The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four Amazon
5Frank Sinatra Luck Be a Lady Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years Amazon
6Judy Garland Lucky Day Ultra-Lounge: Vegas Baby! Amazon
7Viola Wells (Miss Rhapsody) My Lucky Day Were Sisters Under the Skin – Female Blues & Boogie 1944 to 1949 Amazon
8Jimmy Smith I'm Just A Lucky So And So Standards Amazon
9Ray Charles Lucky Old Sun Hear Music Volume 1 Amazon
10Tommy Flanagan Friday The 13th For Monk-A Tribute To The Music Of Thelonious Monk Amazon
11Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Bad Luck, Pt. 1 Greatest Hits Amazon
12Howlin' Wolf Hard Luck The Chess Box [Disc 3] Amazon
13Chris Thomas King Superstitious Blues Me, My Guitar and the Blues Amazon
14Chance Halladay Lucky Me Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
15John Fogerty Bad Moon Rising The Long Road Home: Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Amazon
16Stevie Wonder Superstition Hitsville USA, Vol. 2: The Motown Singles Collection 1972-1992 Disc 1 Amazon
17Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious The Chess Box Amazon
18J.J. Cale Lady Luck Travel Log Amazon
19Raul Malo Lucky One Lucky One Amazon
20Charley Crockett Lots of Luck Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
21Johnny Cash Thirteen American Recordings Amazon
22Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit Lucky Dog The Rose of England Amazon
23Tommy Collins Black Cat Radio Radio Vol.5 [Disc 3] Bob Dylan Amazon
24The Band Of Heathens Black Cat Black Cat (Single) Amazon
25Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
26Dr. John Witchy Red Television Amazon
27Eels Your Lucky Day In Hell Beautiful Freak Amazon
28Joe "Papoose" Fritz I'm Not Suspicious, But Boogie Uproar – Gems From The Peacock Vaults Amazon

In Honor Of Mississippi John Hurt

There was some devastating new this past week…nothing new; and certainly, it seems, not in Mississippi. The Mississippi John Hurt Museum, a small sanctuary of tribute located on the Mississippi Blues Trail, burned down last week. While authorities in Carroll County try to determine the cause, we mourn the loss of John Hurt’s home, a small house that had just been given landmark status on the national historical registry just hours before. Join Dave Stroud this week on Deeper Roots as he combines notes from a 2018 tribute to Mississippi John Hurt with some of the news of the day and keep with the sounds of his contemporaries (of which there are few), Taj Mahal, Ben Harper, Chris Smither and Rory Block. All paying tribute with songs of Avalon, Creole Belle, Spike Driver Blues, and Mermaids.  Tune in on Radio Rethink radio or KOWSFM.COM.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bruce Cockburn Avalon, My Home Town Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
3Jesse Colin Young Creole Belle Together Amazon
4John Oates Spike Driver Blues Arkansas Amazon
5Doc & Merle Watson Got the Blues (Can't Be Satisfied) Live & Pickin' Amazon
6Taj Mahal Frankie And Albert The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
7Dave Van Ronk Spike Driver Blues Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk Amazon
8Rhiannon Giddens The Angels Laid Him Away Freedom Highway Amazon
9David Johansen Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me Shaker Amazon
10JL Stiles Trouble I Had All My Days Solo Sessions Amazon
11Bill Morrissey Avalon Blues The Essential Collection Amazon
12Mississippi John Hurt Farther Along Deadwood Amazon
13Mississippi John Hurt Spider, Spider The Complete Studio Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
14Bettye LaVette Nobody's Dirty Business American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 2] Amazon
15Dave Alvin With Dean Schlabowske Louis Collins The Executioner's Last Songs, Volume 2 Amazon
16Rory Block Candy Man Avalon: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
17R.L. Watson & Johnny Woods Praying On The Old Campground & Lonesome Blues Mississippi Delta Blues Jam In Memphis Amazon
18Beck Stagolee Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
19Doc Watson My Creole Belle Songs From Home Amazon
20Doc & Merle Watson Stack O'lee Ballads From Deep Gap Amazon
21Mississippi John Hurt Chicken Best Of Mississippi John Hurt [Live] Amazon
22Mark Selby Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
23Mississippi John Hurt Richland Woman Blues Immortal Amazon
24Taj Mahal Satisfied 'N' Tickled Too The Essential Taj Mahal Amazon
25Mississippi John Hurt Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me Discovery:The Rebirth Of Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
26John Fahey Requiem for John Hurt Essential John Fahey Amazon

Family Affair

We’ve got the family trees for you on Deeper Roots this week; proof positive that music can very well run in the family. Our show will share music from just a few of the families that have made their own way in a host of different genres. We’ll hear from the Nelsons (both of them), the family Marsalis, the Hiatts, the Wainwrights, the brothers Neville and a few others this week, spanning both the 20th and 21st centuries. Tune in to this week’s two hour mixed bag with some of the very best performances from some different lineages, here on KOWS Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole Straighten Up And Fly Right Re: Generations Amazon
3Art Neville That Old Time Rock And Roll His Specialty Recordings Amazon
4Aaron Neville Let's Live Brother To Brother ([Disc 1]: Aaron) Amazon
5The Neville Brothers Run Joe Fiyo on the Bayou Amazon
6Hank Williams Sr. I Saw the Light Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
7Hank Williams Jr. Mind Your Own Business Country Gold 1984-1986 Amazon
8Hank Williams III I'm A Long Gone Daddy Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Amazon
9Wynton Marsalis Septet My Baby Don't Tolerate United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas Amazon
10Branford Marsalis Fool For You A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield Amazon
11Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra About A Quarter To Nine Paper Moon Amazon
12Rick Nelson Poor Little Fool Malt Shop Memories: Top Down Convertible Sound (Disc 2) Amazon
13Dionne Warwick Anyone Who Had A Heart Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
14Dee Dee Warwick We're Doing Fine Kent's Cellar Of Soul: Volume 2 Amazon
15Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You The Bodyguard Amazon
16Willie Nelson Mr. Record Man One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
17Willie Nelson;Lukas Nelson;Micah Nelson Come On Back Jesus Heroes Amazon
18Bobbie Nelson The House of Blue Lights Audiobiography (iTunes Exclusive) Amazon
19Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real If I Didn't Love You Sticks and Stones Amazon
20Bob Dylan High Water (For Charley Patton) Love and Theft Amazon
21Jakob Dylan Oh, Mama, Come Home The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams [LP/CD] Amazon
22John Hiatt Crossing Muddy Waters Here To Stay – Best Of 2000-2012 Amazon
23Lilly Hiatt Walking Proof Walking Proof Amazon
24Loudon Wainwright III Dead Skunk Album III Amazon
25Rufus Wainwright Greek Song Poses [US Bonus Track] Amazon
26Martha Wainwright Prairie Lullaby Martha Wainwright Lullaby Record Amazon
27Johnny Cash with The Carter Sisters & The Statler Brothers Belshazzar (w/ The Carter Sisters & The Statler Brothers) The Johnny Cash TV Show (1969-1971) Amazon
28Johnny Cash I Can't Go On That Way Life Amazon
29Rosanne Cash Black Cadillac Black Cadillac Amazon
30June Carter Cash Keep On The Sunny Side Wildwood Flower Amazon
31The Carter Family Anchored In Love American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 2] Amazon