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Fat Daddy

“…crazy ’bout that woman ’cause Caldonia is her name”. Tune in for a mix of sounds coming from the free form archives, celebrating a century of America’s music as is the habit each Friday morning at 9 on Sonoma County Community Radio. We’ll be exploring the Cherry Red Blues, Evil Gal Blues, and Louis Jordan’s jump piece Caldonia as part of our show today. Country sounds feature two Georges: Strait and Jones, soul sounds from The Miracles and Arthur Alexander, rhythm & blues from the ladies including Varetta Dillard, Etta James, and Albinia Jones, and an oddball opening set that takes us down into some strange and exotic places “Ahbe Casaba” and “Katanga!”

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dinah Washington Fat Daddy Rock 'N' Roll Early Years – Vol. 3 Amazon
3Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm Katanga! Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
4Classie Ballou Classie's Whip Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
5Eddie Cole & The Three Peppers Police Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
6Kip Tyler Shadow Street Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
7Jimmy Rushing Where Were You Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
8Fats Waller Your Feet's Too Big The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
9Fats Waller Believe It Beloved Honeysuckle Rose Amazon
10The Three Riffs Cherry In My Lemon And Lime Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 1: That's the Rhythm Amazon
11Big Joe Turner Hollywood Red (Cherry Red Blues) Big, Bad & Blue: Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
12Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Cherry Red Blues Lost Time Amazon
13Aretha Franklin Evil Gal Blues Aretha Sings The Blues Amazon
14Albinia Jones Evil Gal Blues Vocal Blues & Jazz Vol. 4 (1938) Amazon
15Etta James Tell Mama Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
16Varetta Dillard I Can't Help Myself Got You On My Mind Amazon
17The Browns You Can't Grow Peaches On a Cherry Tree Classics 1964-1966 (Warped 6529) Amazon
18Ersel Hickey Bluebirds Over The Mountain Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
19George Strait All My Ex's Live In Texas 50 Number Ones [Disc 1] Amazon
20George Jones Just One More Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
21Ned Miller From A Jack To A King Classic Country Amazon
22Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You) The 35th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
23The Spinners It's a Shame One of a Kind Love Affair Disc 1 Amazon
24Arthur Alexander Cry Like A Baby The Monument Years Amazon
25Wilson Pickett I Found A True Love A Man & A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett [Disc 2] Amazon
26Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Rock & Roll Never Forgets Night Moves Amazon
27Louis Jordan Caldonia Number Ones Amazon
28Lil Palmore Lil's Caldonia Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
29Van Morrison Caledonia Swing Keep Me Singing [LP] Amazon
30The Five Stars Where Did Caldonia Go Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
31Huey "Piano" Smith Would You Believe it, I Have a Cold (Doctors) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
32Buddy Emmons/Ray Pennington/Swing Shift Band You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry Swingin' by Request Amazon
33Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters Cry Baby Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
34Full Tilt Boogie Band/Janis Joplin Cry Baby Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits Amazon
35John Fogerty River Is Waiting Revival Amazon

Hot Piano Rhythms

Celebrate this week with some rocking boogie woogie, country, and rhythm and blues with a special emphasis on the pounding of the ivories. We’ll put the speakers to the test as the rug gets thrown aside and the neighbors all celebrate and rocking good time with Fats, Ella Mae and Her Boogie Woogie Seven, Dr. John, Ray Charles, Merrill Moore, Moon Mullican and a host of others. Tune in for Beer Bottle Boogie, Cherokee Boogie, and Crazy Rhythm as the piano is given the top billing. A hundred years of American music with the focus on good…no, great…music. Friday morning antics coming your way on Sonoma Community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ray Charles Mess Around Atlantic Rhythm And Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
3Asleep at the Wheel Cherokee Boogie Back to the Future Now – Live at Arizona Charlie's Amazon
4Merrill Moore Snatchin' And Grabbin Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 1] Amazon
5Ray Charles Jumpin' in the Mornin' Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (1 of 8) Amazon
6Ray Charles Hallelujah, I Love Her So Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 1 Amazon
7Madonna Martin Madonna's Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
8Ella Mae Morse & Her Boogie Woogie Seven Down The Road Apiece Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
9Merrill Moore Nola Boogie Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 1] Amazon
10Professor Longhair Boogie Woogie New Orleans Piano Amazon
11Fats Domino I'm Walkin' My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
12Dr. John Mess Around Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
13Fats Waller The Joint Is Jumpin' The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
14Albert Ammons Bass Goin' Crazy Best of Boogie Woogie, Vol. 1 Amazon
15Marylin Scott Beer Bottle Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 9] Amazon
16Jack Mc Vea Bartender Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 6] Amazon
17Lucky Millinder Bongo Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 9] Amazon
18Memphis Slim Dedication to Pete Johnson Classic Piano Blues Amazon
19Pete Johnson Boogie Woogie Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
20Peter Johnson's Orchestra Half Tight Boogie The Small Groups – Boogie Woogie Amazon
21Moon Mullican Cherokee Boogie The Very Best Of Amazon
22Moon Mullican Bottom Of The Glass The Very Best Of Amazon
23Jerry Lee Lewis What'd I Say A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
24Bobbie Nelson Boogie Woogie Audiobiography (iTunes Exclusive) Amazon
25Cliff Jackson Crazy Rhythm World Of Jazz – The Jazz Piano Amazon
26Piano Red Do She Love Me Live And Feelin' Good (The Blues Collection Vol.68) Amazon
27Professor Longhair Got My Mojo Working Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
28Pinetop Perkins Pinetop's Boogie Woogie Let's Drink Some Juice… Amazon
29Big Joe Turner Boogie Woogie Country Girl Big Joe Rocks Amazon
30Hadda Brooks Stompin' The Boogie (aka Bully Wully Stomp) Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
31The Boogie Woogie Boys, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons Boogie Woogie Prayer – Part 1 Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
32Dr. John Good Night, Irene Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
33Amos Milburn Down the Road Apiece Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
34Adrian Rollini Trio Honky Tonk Train Blues Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon

Red River Valley

Deeper Roots will be filling in for Steady Eddie’s show this week while Eddie takes a well-deserved vacation. And Dave Stroud is jumping into those two hours with a nostalgic mix of Stephen Foster, western campfire trail songs, and silver screen sendups of life on the trail. Join the fun with some classic Bob Wills, Marty Robbins, Jimmie Driftwood, and John Hartford as we listen to those crickets callin’ and those coyotes makin’ their wail. Listening to the music as the wind is strummin’ a sagebrush guitar. A hundred years of America’s music on Sonoma County Community Radio on Deeper Roots.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Get Up John At The Ryman [Live] Amazon
3Cowboy Jack Clement Beautiful Dreamer Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War Amazon
4John Hartford Lorena Good'le Days: Essential Recordings Amazon
5Clint Eastwood Claudia's Theme/Main Title – Unforgiven 75 Years-Warner Brothers (Scores-1) Amazon
6Mavis Staples Hard Times Come Again No More Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
7Lee Marvin Wand'rin Star Rare Songs Played on Radio, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Marilyn Monroe River Of No Return The Essential Marilyn Monroe Amazon
9Dean Martin,John Wayne & Ricky Nelson My Rifle, My Pony And Me My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
10Kirk Douglas And The Moon Grew Brighter My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
11Jimmie Driftwood When I Swim the Golden River Six Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles Amazon
12Marty Robbins Red River Valley All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
13Asleep at the Wheel Miles and Miles of Texas The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel Since 1970 Amazon
14Willie Nelson Sugar Moon You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
15Bob Wills Sugar Moon 1946 (Warped 4677) Amazon
16Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Along The Navajo Trail Take Me Back to Tulsa 3 – Just A Plain Old Country Boy Amazon
17Asleep at the Wheel Navajo Trail (with Willie Nelson and The Quebe Sisters) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
18Merle Kilgore Nevada Smith My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
19Sons of the Pioneers Tumbling Tumbleweeds Tumbling Tumbleweeds – The RCA Victor Years Voume 1 Amazon
20Tex Ritter High Noon Famous Country Music Makers Amazon
21Johnny Horton North To Alaska My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
22Elmer Bernstein: Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra The Magnificent Seven Elmer Bernstein by Elmer Bernstein Amazon
23Jason Isbell Johnny Reb, That's Me You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold Amazon
24Jay Unger And Molly Mason With Fiddle Fever Ashokan Farewell Songs Of The Civil War Amazon
25Johnny Bond Red River Valley History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 9 Amazon
26Roy Rogers Don't Fence Me In My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
27Frankie Laine Gunfight At O.K. Corral My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
28Asleep at the Wheel South of the Border (with George Strait) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
29Asleep at the Wheel San Antonio Rose Western Standard Time Amazon
30Ennio Morricone The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Stick It In: A Virgin Compilation Amazon
31Jay Unger, Paul Roebling & David McCullough Ashokan Farewell – Sullivan Ballou Letter The Civil War Amazon

Dave Bartholomew Tribute

Dave Bartholomew passed away in June at the age of 100. You may not know his name, but he was one of the architects of a sound that would become rock n’ roll. A New Orleans fixture he was a band leader, trumpet player, arranger, producer, and songwriter whose keen ear and direction led him to become A&R man for Imperial Records where he met Fats Domino. His songwriting and arrangements can be heard on “Blueberry Hill”, “Ain’t That a Shame”, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, and hundreds more. Early rock has the signature of Dave Bartholomew just as the music of New Orleans would become identified with the expansiveness of jazz and rhythm & blues. We’ll hear early influences and early productions of Dave’s, prior to his collaborations with Fats Domino. And, as always, so much more.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jewel King 3×7=21 Gettin' Funky [Disc 4] Amazon
3Champion Jack Dupree Junker's Blues Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon
4Fats Domino The Fat Man This Is Gold Disc 3 Amazon
5Smiley Lewis One Night I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 3 Amazon
6Elvis Presley One Night Artist of the Century Disc 1 Amazon
7Bobby Mitchell I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
8Los Lobos I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (1 of 4) Amazon
9Dave Bartholomew The Monkey Speaks His Mind Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 4] Amazon
10Chuck Willis Going To The River Let's Jump Tonight! The Best Of Chuck Willis from 1951 – '56 Amazon
11Dave Bartholomew Ain't Gonna Do It (Rest Of My Life) Gettin' Funky [Disc 2] Amazon
12Professor Longhair Whole Lotta Loving Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
13Dave Bartholomew Shrimp And Gumbo 1952-1955 Amazon
14Snooks Eaglin Yours Truly Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
15Fats Domino The Big Beat My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
16Fats Domino Ain't That a Shame My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
17Dave Bartholomew My Ding a Ling Rhythm & Blues 1952-1959 – Music Sampler, Vol. 2 Amazon
18Chuck Berry My Ding-A-Ling Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969 to 1974 Amazon
19Neil Young Walking To New Orleans Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino [Disc 2] Amazon
20Doug Sahm My Girl Josephine [Live] The Last Real Texas Blues Band Feat. Doug Sahm Amazon
21Smiley Lewis Blue Monday I Hear You Knocking 1947-1962 Disc 2 Amazon
22Snooks Eaglin By the Water Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
23Berna Dean I Walk In My Sleep Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
24Fats Domino Tell Me That You Love Me They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
25Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Let The Four Winds Blow Rock 'n' Roll City Amazon
26Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knockin' The Anthology (1968-1990) Disc 1 Amazon
27George Thorogood & The Destroyers Hello Josephine The Hard Stuff Amazon
28John Lennon Ain't That A Shame Gimme Some Truth [Disc 4] Amazon
29Jools Holland Be My Guest Swinging the Blues Dancing the Ska Amazon
30Robbie Robertson With Galactic Going To The River Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino [Disc 1] Amazon
31Dirty Dozen Brass Band That's How You Got Killed Before [Album Version] The New Orleans Album Amazon
32Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
33Fats Domino I Want to Walk You Home My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
34Smiley Lewis How Long ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon

Songs of Goffin & King

A couple of months ago we featured about 20 minutes on a songwriter special featuring the music of the husband and wife songwriting team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King. We’ll take a bit more time in this week’s show sharing their tunes with you.  From the Brill Building onwards, their songs easily defined the soundtrack for a generation of young Americans of the 1960s. Light-hearted love songs, songs of reflection, and dreamlike hooks were the order: Carole the tunes and Gerry the lyrics. Join Dave Stroud in a look back featuring the music of The Cookies, Earl Jean, Lou Rawls Skeeter Davis, and many more on a Friday evening on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Cookies Chains The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
3Gene Pitney Every Breath I Take Anthology: 1961-1968 Amazon
4Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Smooth Grooves: The '60s, Vol. 2: Mid-'60s Amazon
5Tammy Montgomery Make The Night A Little Longer Come On And See Me: The Complete Solo Collection Amazon
6Freddie Scott Hey, Girl Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
7Maxine Brown Oh No Not My Baby Time-Life Classic Rock: 1964 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
8Skeeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad At You Early Girls: 1 Amazon
9Little Eva The Loco-Motion The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
10Dusty Springfield That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho) [*] Dusty in Memphis [Deluxe Edition] Amazon
11The Righteous Brothers Just Once in My Life Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 3 Amazon
12The Drifters Some Kind of Wonderful Drifters' Golden Hits Amazon
13The Drifters Up on the Roof Drifters' Golden Hits Amazon
14Maurice & Mac So Much Love Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
15Carole King It Might As Well Rain Until September The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
16The Cookies Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
17The Crystals He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss) Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
18The Chiffons One Fine Day The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
19The Ronettes Is This What I Get for Loving You? The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
20The Blossoms So Much Love So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology 1958 – 1998 Amazon
21Earl-Jean I'm Into Something Good The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
22The Byrds Goin' Back The Notorious Byrd Brothers Amazon
23Lou Rawls I Can't Make It Alone The Essential Lou Rawls [Disc 2] Amazon
24Chuck Jackson I Need You The Very Best Of Chuck Jackson 1961-1967 Amazon
25Carole King Will You Love Me Tomorrow? Tapestry Amazon
26Dusty Springfield Some Of Your Lovin' The Very Best Of Dusty Springfield Amazon
27Gene McDaniels Point of No Return The Liberty Records Story (Pt. 1) Amazon
28Bobby Vee Take Good Care of My Baby Absolutely the Best Amazon
29Bobby Vee Sharing You Absolutely the Best Amazon
30Carole King Smackwater Jack Tapestry Amazon
31Taj Mahal Take A Giant Step Giant Step & De Ole Folks At Home Amazon
32Dusty Springfield Goin' Back The Silver Collection Amazon
33Nils Lofgren & Grin Goin' Back The Best of Nils Lofgren & Grin: The A&M Years Amazon

Back to Back Blues

We revisit the blues with some pairings of old and new.  Join Dave Stroud for a selection of classic delta, Chicago, and folk blues from the likes of Robert Wilkins, Elmore James, Magic Slim, and Bukka White. The original classics pair up with updated versions from contemporaries like Sonny Landreth, Jeff Beck, The Allman Brothers, and Rory Block. Blues is the big muddy and the the tributaries flow through vast expanses of cleansing and clarifying. But, unlike those wide rivers like the Mississippi, the tributaries explode into new, deeper channels in the heart of the American landscape.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Turtle Island String Quartet Crossroads A Little on the CD Side Amazon
3Muddy Waters Trouble No More Trouble No More: Singles (1955-1959) Amazon
4The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars Trouble No More (featuring Mick Jagger & Keith Richards) Blues Blues Blues Amazon
5Black Cats And The Kitten Step It Up And Go [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
6Warner Williams With Jay Summerour Step It Up And Go Blues Highway Amazon
7Robert Wilkins That's No Way to Get Along Roots of Rock Amazon
8The Rolling Stones Prodigal Son Beggars Banquet Amazon
9Elmore James One Way Out The Complete Fire And Enjoy Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
10John Hiatt One Way Out All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman Amazon
11Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
12Jeff Beck I Ain't Superstitious Truth Amazon
13Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
14Tom Rush Baby Please Don't Go Town and Country Blues Amazon
15Elmore James Dust My Broom Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
16Sonny Landreth Dust My Broom Bound by the Blues Amazon
17Howlin' Wolf Back Door Man Blues Masters Vol. 6 – Blues Originals Amazon
18John Hammond Backdoor Man The Best Of Amazon
19Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
20Dr. John Wang Dang Doodle The Atco/Atlantic Singles 19681974 Amazon
21Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
22Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
23Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 [Disc 1] Amazon
24Rory Block Parchman Farm Blues Keepin' Outta Trouble: A Tribute to Bukka White Amazon
25Blind Willie McTell Statesboro Blues RCA Record Label: The 1st Note In Black Music [Disc 1] Amazon
26Taj Mahal Statesboro Blues The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
27Robert Johnson Stones in My Passway The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 2 Amazon
28Roy Rogers Stones in My Passway Slide of Hand Amazon
29The Allman Brothers Band Statesboro Blues Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
30The Allman Brothers Band Trouble No More Stand Back: The Anthology Disc 1 Amazon

Jumpin’ Jack

Free form provides our weekly exploration a wider berth in which to stretch our wings. And that’s precisely why I take a free form journey every week or so on Deeper Roots. This week we’ll be featuring at least two tracks from the great Ella Mae Morse, some R&B and Doo Wop from The Cardinals and Ruth Brown, a rare track you may never hear elsewhere featuring the late, great Dr. John, and selected tracks from John Prine, Nat King Cole, The Orlons, and a golden classic country favorite from George Jones. We’re just scratching the surface as we sail through two hours of gospel, tradition, pop, rock, country, bluegrass (inhale), blues, and jazz. Don’t miss this week’s Friday stroll on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Mae Morse Jumpin' Jack Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
3Ruth Brown Daddy Daddy Atlantic Rhythm And Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
4The Cardinals Wheel Of Fortune Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
5Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
6Dr. John Let's Make A Better World (LP Version) Destively Bonnaroo (US Release) Amazon
7Big Joe Turner Hide and Seek Big Joe Rocks Amazon
8Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Strange Things Happening Everyday The Gospel of Blues Amazon
9The Clara Ward Singers Traveling Shoes Meetin' Tonight! Amazon
10Maria Muldaur Travelin' Shoes Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
11Blind Alfred Reed You Must Unload Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
12Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
13Ray Barretto Y Su Charanga Moderna El Watusi Rock Instrumental Classics Vol. 4: Soul Amazon
14Orlons The Wah-Watusi Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 Disc 1 Amazon
15Ricky Nelson Travelin' Man Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 10 Amazon
16J.J. Cale Travelin' Light Troubadour Amazon
17Billie Holiday w/Paul Whiteman Travelin' Light Capitol Jazz 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
18Nat King Cole Dream A Little Dream Of Me The Nat King Cole Trio: The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions [Disc 3] Amazon
19Bert Kaempfert Wimoweh That Happy Feeling Amazon
20S.A. Solomon Linda'S Original Evening Birds Mbube The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 4: Ethnic Music Classics (1925 – 48) Amazon
21Merle Haggard And The Strangers Travelin' Blues Same Train, A Different Time Amazon
22Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Papa's on the House Top Lost Time Amazon
23Dave Alvin Don't Look Now West of the West Amazon
24John Prine/Susan Tedeschi Color of the Blues For Better, Or Worse Amazon
25George Jones Color Of The Blues The Best Of George Jones: 1955-1967 Amazon
26Steve Earle Hillbilly Highway Guitar Town Amazon
27Steve Earle; The Milk Carton Kids Custer Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited Amazon
28Johnny Cash Understand Your Man 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
29Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Travelin' Playback Disc 6 Amazon
30Dr. John Old Settlers Live at Magfest 2014 Amazon
31Cousin Joe How Come My Dog Don't Bark? …..From New Orleans' Amazon

Leon Redbone Tribute

“The only thing that interests me is history – reviewing the past and making something out of it”. A man after our own heart here at Deeper Roots, shining bright like that old harvest moon. We lost Leon this past week and his family lovingly announced his passing  with the following prose deserving of the mysterious Mr. Redbone: “It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127. He departed our world with his guitar, his trusty companion Rover, and a simple tip of his hat. He’s interested to see what Blind Blake, Emmett, and Jelly Roll have been up to in his absence.” We’ll take some time to honor the music that so inspired this delightful entertainer who elevated the blues, early century pop, and country into a form that extracted the joy of life and bottled like fine wine over the past 40 years. We’ll even reach into the Redbone bins for a handful of delightful covers. A simple tip of our hat to Leon as he crosses to the other shore…

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Leon Redbone If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven Double Time Amazon
3Merle Travis If We Never Meet Again Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
4Emmett Miller I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
5Red Nichols & His Five Pennies The Sheik Of Araby Saints Ramble & Sensation Amazon
6Laurel and Hardy Shine on Harvest Moon The Oxford American Southern Sampler 1999 Amazon
7Nat King Cole Sweet Lorraine The Cocktail Combos [Disc 1] Amazon
8Billie Holiday Feat. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Sugar Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 [Disc 05] Amazon
9Hoagy Carmichael Lazybones Sometimes I Wonder…. Amazon
10Hoagy Carmichael Lazy River Sometimes I Wonder…. Amazon
11Lonnie Johnson He's A Jelly-Roll Baker Tomorrow Night Amazon
12Peetie Wheatstraw Shake That Thing ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 48 Amazon
13Dave Van Ronk Shake That Thing Dave Van Ronk And The Ragtime Jug Stompers Amazon
14Elvis Presley You're A Heartbreaker Elvis – The King Of Rock 'N' Roll – The Complete 50's Masters (CD1) Amazon
15Julia Lee Breeze Kansas City Star [Disc 3] Amazon
16Cowboy Copas Breeze 1954-1958 Amazon
17Leon Redbone Breeze Sugar Amazon
18Rex Griffin Sweet Mama Hurry Home 1935-1936 (Warped 3520) Amazon
19Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy Bouquet Of Roses Hillbilly Fever – Vol. 3: Legends Of Nashville Amazon
20Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 2 : Brownie Special Amazon
21Emmett Miller Lovesick Blues American Yodeling Amazon
22Blind Blake Diddie Wa Diddie (Pm 12888, 15459-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
23Leon Redbone Diddy Wa Diddie Double Time Amazon
24Shirley Temple Polly Wolly Doodle America's Sweetheart Amazon
25Boswell Sisters When I Take My Sugar to Tea Boswell Sisters Amazon
26Paul Specht Sweet Lorraine Static Strut: Hot Dance Rarities 1922-1930 Amazon
27Ruth Etting Shine on, Harvest Moon Art Deco: Lovely Ladies of Stage and Screen Amazon
28Joe Keawe My Little Grass Shack Hapa-Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics – Vintage Hawaiian Treasures: Vol. I Amazon
29Leon Redbone My Little Grass Shack Whistling In The Wind Amazon
30Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel Baby It's Cold Outside Unknown Amazon
31Al Jolson Pretty Baby The Very Best Of Al Jolson Amazon
32Leon Redbone Pretty Baby Sugar Amazon
33Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Amazon
34Leon Redbone Lulu's Back In Town On The Track Amazon

Gospel Crosscurrents

Another gospel celebration, this time with a mix of country, bluegrass, classic black gospel, and a very special blending from the annals of rock n’ roll. We’re calling this roots celebration “Gospel Cross-Currents” and it makes its way through a mix of fifties country gospel of Fern Jones and Bonnie Owens and some recent country releases of Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives with folk, bluegrass and black gospel of the early century. Tune in for Mac Wiseman, Mahalia Jackson, Elvis, the Alphabetical Four, and Sister Lottie Peavy. Deeper Roots celebrates each Friday morning on KOWS and Friday evening on KWTF.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Good News Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
3Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Keep on the Firing Line Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
4Carl Story Keep on the Firing Line 1942-1947 (Warped 4780) Amazon
5Browns Ferry Four Keep On The Firing Line Goodbye, Babylon – Goodbye, Babylon [Disc 5] Amazon
6Precious Bryant Sit Down Servant The Truth Amazon
7Jackson Browne & David Lindley Sit Down Servant Love Is Strange [Disc 1] Amazon
8Mike Farris Sit Down Servant Salvation in Lights Amazon
9Bad Livers I'm Using My Bible For A Roadmap Dust On The Bible Amazon
10Mac Wiseman I'm Using My Bible For A Roadmap Most Requested Amazon
11Michelle Lanchester w/Sweet Honey In The Rock I Was Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor (If You See My Savior) African American Gospel: The Pioneering Composers Amazon
12Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin If You See My Savior Lost Time Amazon
13Porter Wagoner/Willie Nelson Family Bible Unplugged Amazon
14Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Family Bible Lost In The Ozone Amazon
15Lyle Lovett I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord Smile: Songs From The Movies Amazon
16Willie Nelson Sweet Bye and Bye Old Time Religion Amazon
17Elizabeth Cotten Medley: A) Sweet Bye And Bye B) What A Friend We Have In Jesus Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes Amazon
18Alphabetical Four What a Friend We Have in Jesus Complete Recorded Works 1938-1943 Amazon
19Bonnie Owens What a Friend We Have in Jesus 1968-1971 (Warped 6947) Amazon
20Fern Jones By And By The Glory Road Amazon
21Elvis Presley By and By Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Songs Disc 1 Amazon
22Paul Butterfield's Better Days Nobody's Fault But Mine 'Better Days' + 'Better Days – It All Comes Back' Amazon
23Sister Lottie Peavy Nobody's Fault But Mine Great Gospel Performers: Complete Recording Sessions in Chronological Order, 1937-1950 Amazon
24Brother Claude Ely I'm Crying Holy Unto The Lord Satan Get Back Amazon
25Bad Livers Crying Holy Unto The Lord Dust On The Bible Amazon
26The Jordaniares Dig a Little Deeper The Jordaniares Gospel Amazon
27Mahalia Jackson Dig A Little Deeper Good News (Vol 3) Get Away Jordan Amazon
28Johnny Cash Where We'll Never Grow Old Unearthed Volume Four. My Mother's Hymn Book Amazon
29Patty Griffin Never Grow Old Downtown Church Amazon
30Johnny Cash & The Carter Family Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
31Aaron Neville Were You There Gospel Roots Amazon
32Jessi Colter His Eye Is On The Sparrow [Album Version] Out Of The Ashes Amazon
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Cajun Two-Step

Back to the bayou once more, but this time with less the rocking rhythms of the mid-to-late century and more with tradition. We pick on the sound of cajun music, celebrating a simple dance style born of early century French/Canadian, African Creole from the Caribbean, and American Country: the two-step. It’s music is full of accordion, fiddle, washboard, bass fiddle, triangle, and percussion of all kinds…giving it a consistently energetic and lively signature. And the dance which is our focus is a simple but expressive one similar to the western two-step…just without the fancy turns and spins.  Our performances include some classics from the early century including Amede Ardoin and Jimmy Newman as well as contemporaries and mid-century legends like Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Al Berard, Michael Doucet, and Louisiana energy from the swamps to Lake Pontchartrain. Tune in!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Taj Mahal Two-Step de Grand Mallet Creole Bred – A Tribute To Creole & Zydeco Amazon
3Savoy Family Band Two-Step de Amede This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
4Amidi Ardoin Amadie Two-Step I'm Never Comin' Back Amazon
5Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys Amedee Two-Step [Cajun] Planet Squeezebox [Disc 1] Amazon
6Jimmy Breaux Perrodin Two-Step Alligator Stomp 5: The Next Generation Amazon
7Sammy Naquin Perrodin Two Step Best of Cajun Instrumentals Amazon
8Michael Doucet Awesome Ossun Two-Step Bayou Deluxe: The Best of Michael Doucet &… Amazon
9The Savoy-Doucet Band High Point Two-Step Alligator Stomp, Vol. 3 Amazon
10Beausoleil Acadian Two-Step Vintage Beausoleil Amazon
11Jimmy Newman Fais Do Do Two Step 1948-1953 (Warped 5060) Amazon
12Jimmy Newman Teiyut Two Step 1948-1953 (Warped 5060) Amazon
13Jerry Jericho Cajun Pete Jingle for Dr. Tichenor At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight (Disc 8) Amazon
14Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers Beau's Cajun Two Step Beau Jocque Boogie Amazon
15Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha-Chas Zydeco Two-Step Creole Bred – A Tribute To Creole & Zydeco Amazon
16Al Berard & The Basin Brothers Le Two-Step De Choupique (Choupique Two-Step) Dans La Louisiane (In Louisiana) Amazon
17Balfa Toujours Two-Step @ Tina Alligator Stomp 5: The Next Generation Amazon
18Aldus Roger Mamou Two-Step Alligator Stomp 3: Cajun Zydeco Classics Amazon
19Bruce Daigrepont Marksville Two-Step Cajun Cookin' [Easy Disc] Amazon
20Rockin Sidney Two Steppin The Two Step The Best Of Louisiana Cajun Classics Amazon
21BeauSoleil Eunice Two-Step L'Amour Ou La Folie Amazon
22Zydeco Force Shaggy Dog Two-Step Alligator Stomp 5: The Next Generation Amazon
23Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys Bayou noir/Back of Town Two-Step Trace Of Time Amazon
24Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys Ossun Two-Step American Roots Music [Disc 4] Amazon
25Clifton Chenier Zodico Two-Step King Of The Bayous Amazon
26Lawrence Ardoin Bayou Two-Step Tradition Creole Amazon
27Lawrence Ardoin Midland Two Step Tradition Creole Amazon
28BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet Two Step De Port Arthur From Bamako to Carenro Amazon
29Clifton Chenier Louisiana Two Step Louisiana Blues and Zydeco Amazon
30Wilson & Joel Savoy Fiddle Two-Step This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
31Delbert McClinton Two Step Too Cost Of Living Amazon