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When You Dance

t’s Black Friday here in Sonoma County and we don’t really know what to expect. Worn out from the ongoing pandemic, we’re still moderating here but we very much need music to help us light the way. We like to make that possible on Friday mornings on KOWS  when we find another free form collection full of small themes and nuggets. With a sprinkling of classic Carole King, Sonny Bono and Brill Building sounds, we’ll move forward into the holidays with hand clapping gospel, soul stew from Booker T., some Leon Russell, Paul Simon, Gene Pitney, and The Cookies. The playlist this morning will circle back to celebrating all the things that matter in musical themes including true love, change, and (most of all) dance. Join us this week once again for some great sounds .


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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Cuff Links Guided Missiles The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
3The Highway Q.C.'s Pray Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
4The Staple Singers Hammer and Nails Hammer and Nails Amazon
5Patsy Cline Life's Railway To Heaven Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
6Paul Simon Slip Slidin' Away Sounds of the Seventies: 1977 Amazon
7Jakob Dylan & Jade Castrinos Go Where You Wanna Go Echo In The Canyon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Amazon
8The Mamas & the Papas Do You Wanna Dance Greatest Hits Amazon
9Bobby Freeman Do You Wanna Dance MaltShop Memories Save the Last Dance for M Amazon
10The Drifters Dance With Me The 50's – A Decade to Remember: Do You Wanna Dance Amazon
11Billy Bland Let the Little Girl Dance One Hit Wonders Amazon
12Dash And Dot Dance With Me Henry Forgotten Duos of Rock Volume 1 Amazon
13The Diatones Oh Baby, Come Dance With Me Bandera Doo Wop Amazon
14Billy Storm When You Dance Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 4] – Group Revival Amazon
15Marvin Gaye Stubborn Kind of Fellow 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
16The O'Jays Back Stabbers The O'Jays Greatest Hits Amazon
17Ann Cole Have Fun Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
18James Brown Lost Someone Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
19Booker T. & the MG's; The MG's Time Is Tight Classic Rock: 1969 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
20Redbone Come And Get Your Love Sounds of the Seventies Pop Nuggets: Early '70s Amazon
21Phoebe Snow Shakey Ground The Best Of Phoebe Snow Amazon
22Percy Sledge True Love Travels On A Gravel Road Cold Cold Heart – Where Country Meets Soul Volume 3 Amazon
23The Cookies Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
24Leon Russell I Believe To My Soul Best Of Hank Wilson Amazon
25Ray Charles Greenbacks Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (1 of 8) Amazon
26Gene Pitney Every Breath I Take Anthology: 1961-1968 Amazon
27The Raindrops The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
28Jackie DeShannon Needles And Pins The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
29Nancy Sinatra Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) Kill Bill, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Amy Winehouse Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Lioness: Hidden Treasures Amazon
31Laura Nyro 165-Stoned Soul Picnic Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
32The Mavericks Dance the Night Away Collection [2003] Amazon

Sugar Moon

We’ll be settling into some classic country sounds from the golden age alongside some contemporary sounds that stay steadfast in a sound that rings true and authentic. We’ll hear some classics from Wynn Stewart, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Webb Pierce and others. There will be plenty of original sounds from BR5-49 and Chuck Mead, k.d. lang, Don Edwards, and The Mavericks to remind us of the clear line between authentic and what’s attempting to pass for country these days. Tune in for a mix of swing, story songs, love songs, and foot-tappin’ treasures on Deeper Roots this week on Sonoma County Community radio where the music will always take you somewhere other than the main stream. We seldom venture there. 

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Nelson Sugar Moon You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
3k.d. lang & the Reclines Big Boned Gal Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
4k.d. lang Western Stars Recollection CD 1 Amazon
5Charley Crockett Over There That's Frank 10 for Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand Amazon
6Asleep At The Wheel You're From Texas Ride With Bob Amazon
7Johnny Cash I'm Gonna Sit on the Porch and Pick on My Old Guitar Silver Amazon
8Charley Crockett Music City USA Music City USA Amazon
9Ferlin Husky Detour Vintage Collections Series Amazon
10Carl Smith (When You Feel Like Youre in Love) Dont Just Stand There Golden Age of Country Volume 3: Crazy Arms [Disc 1] Amazon
11Carl Smith Hey Joe! Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
12Ray Price Invitation To The Blues Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
13Buck Owens Above And Beyond Buck Owens Amazon
14John Fogerty I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again Amazon
15Webb Pierce I Ain't Never 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Webb Pierce Amazon
16The Tractors The Tractors-Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Trade Union Amazon
17Wynn Stewart It's Such A Pretty World Today Swing West 1: Bakersfield Amazon
18George Strait Big Ball's in Cowtown w/Asleep at the Wheel Strait Out of the Box [Disc 4] Amazon
19Asleep At The Wheel Across The Alley From The Alamo Tribute To The Music Of Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys Amazon
20Don Edwards Texas Plains West of Yesterday Amazon
21Willie Nelson This Old House Remember Me, Vol. 1 Amazon
22BR5-49 Cherokee Boogie BR5-49 Amazon
23BR5-49 The Devil In Me Dog Days Amazon
24The Mavericks One Step Away Music for All Occasions Amazon
25Little Jimmy Dickens When They Get Too Rough (They're Just Right For Me) Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
26Wynn Stewart Big City California Country Amazon
27Dwight Yoakam Train in Vain Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years Disc 2 Amazon
28Waylon Jennings Sweet Dream Woman The Essential Waylon Jennings [2007] Disc 1 Amazon
29Old Crow Medicine Show Wagon Wheel Americana Amazon
30Marty Robbins Devil Woman [Album Version] Columbia Country Classics – Volume 4: The Nashville Sound Amazon
31Asleep At The Wheel Bob Wills Is Still The King Ride With Bob Amazon
32Bob Wills Goin' Away Party For the Last Time Amazon
33Charley Crockett Skip A Rope Music City USA Amazon

Wild Ones

Wild in the streets…well, we’re also wild in the bars, the dance halls, the backyards, and everywhere else for that matter. We’ll be revisiting the crazy ones…the excitable ones…the hot clubs where the bad boys and bad girls are burning the candle. Tune in for some fairly wild doin’s with Mabel Scott, The Louvins, Clarence Palmer and the Jive Bombers, Johnny Horton, and a couple dozen others as we take on that theme of wild men and wild women once more on Community Radio. Dave Stroud puts the metal to the pedal with jazz vocals, rockabilly romps, early century innuendos, and rhythm and blues on a Friday morning in Sonoma County. Oh…and don’t forget to visit kowsfm.com and click on that Donate Now button to support all volunteer Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Garland Jeffreys Wild in the Streets Ghost Writer/One-Eyed Jack/American Boy & Girl [[Disc 1]] Amazon
3Billy Jones With The Little Ramblers Don't Bring Lulu The Naughty 1920s: Red Hot & Risque Songs Of The Jazz Age Volume 2 Amazon
4Mae West I'm No Angel The Mae West Collection Amazon
5Mae West My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) Bombshells Amazon
6Mabel Scott Yes Destination Lust – Chicksville U.S.A. Amazon
7Lizabeth Scott A Deep Dark Secret Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
8Monica Lewis Do It Again Bombshells Amazon
9Kenni Huskey Wild Man Tamer Oxford American 11th Edition Southern Music CD [Disc 2, "Arkansas Masters"] Amazon
10Donnie Elbert Wild Child (Deluxe 6156) R&B Humdingers Volume 11 Amazon
11Red Ingle & His Natural Seven Cigareets, Whiskey and Wild Wild Women (Smoking) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
12Johnny Horton The Wild One Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (1 of 2) Amazon
13Carl Mann Born To Be Bad Midnight Cryin' Time: Teen Angst Classics From The Rock 'n' Roll Era Amazon
14Jerry Lee Lewis Real Wild Child (Wild One) A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
15Tennessee Ernie Ford I'm A Bad Man Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 2] Amazon
16The Dave & Deke Combo Wild Woman Hollywood Barndance Amazon
17Charline Arthur Burn That Candle Welcome To The Club Amazon
18The Louvin Brothers You're Running Wild Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
19The Hot Club of Cowtown I Can't Tame Wild Women Tall Tales Amazon
20Wanda Jackson Let's Have A Party Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
21Carmen MacRae Whatever Lola Wants Burlesque – 100 Classics Amazon
22The Jive Bombers Bad Boy Cry-Baby Amazon
23The Trenier Twins Hey! Sister Lucy (What Makes Your Lips So Juicy?) Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
24Rudy Greene Wild Life Various Artists: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll/Volume 2/[Disc 1] Amazon
25Wynonie Harris Young And Wild Playful Baby Amazon
26Champion Jack Dupree Bad Whiskey And Wild Women Two Classic Albums Plus Singles Amazon
27King James Wild Wooly Woman Stompin' 25 Amazon
28Eunice Davis Let's Have A Party Stompin' 25 Amazon
29Julia Lee Do You Want It? Burlesque – 100 Classics Amazon
30Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
31John Hammond Wild Man On The Loose Trouble No More Amazon
32Louis Prima & Keely Smith Barnacle Bill The Sailor Breaking It Up! Amazon
33Little Willie John Fever Burlesque – 100 Classics Amazon
34Albert King Wild Women Door To Door Amazon
35Wanda Jackson Hard Headed Woman Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
36Iggy Pop Real Wild Child Blah Blah Blah Amazon
37Vince Taylor Brand New Cadillac Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon

Rainy Nights

November arrives which means winter is fast approaching with (we hope) a need to break out the umbrellas, clean the gutters, and let the cycle of renewal begin. Our show this week is a free form collection of sounds from the past century highlighted by a couple of topical sets, some somber, some hopeful, but all with a blending of Americana. We’ll visit with Tom Waits’ on the low side of the road, hear from Nina Simone and her brilliant delivery of Langston Hughes’ Backlash Blues, some songs about bluebirds, rainy nights, bright lights and big cities. This week’s episode on KOWS Community Radio gives room to breathe and reflect on what is important with country, gospel, blues, jazz and everything that falls in between, fresh from the digital ether…all coming your way, for today, on KOWS 92.5 FM Occidental.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Irma Thomas It's Raining Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
3Tom Waits Jersey Girl Used Songs 1973-1980 Amazon
4Skeeter Davis The End of the World Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
5Dinah Washington This Bitter Earth The Essential Dinah Washington: The Great Songs Amazon
6Johnny Cash Family Bible Boom Chicka Boom Amazon
7Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Testify: The Gospel Box [Disc 2] Amazon
8Paul Simon Gone at Last 1964-1993 Disc 2 Amazon
9Nina Simone Backlash Blues Defiance Blues Amazon
10Jimmy Hughes A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1 Amazon
11Art Freeman Everybody's Got To Cry Sometime The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1 Amazon
12Brook Benton Rainy Night In Georgia Today Amazon
13Roy Orbison Blue Rain (Coming Down) The Soul of Rock And Roll [Disc 3] Amazon
14Rosanne Cash I Count The Tears Retrospective Amazon
15Sir Douglas Quintet The Rains Came Best Of Sir Douglas Quintet Amazon
16Ritchie Valens Bluebirds Over The Mountain Ritchie Valens – Ritchie Amazon
17Joe Ely If You Were A Bluebird Joe Ely Amazon
18Billy Walker Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Whirlpool – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Amazon
19Mac Wiseman The Bluebirds Are Singing for Me Warped 6643 – Mac Wiseman – 1966 Amazon
20Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys Hello Bluebird Oh! Amazon
21Ry Cooder Johnny Cash I, Flathead Amazon
22Johnny Cash 28 I Walk the Line [Live at The Carousel Ballroom San Fancisco CA – April 1968] Live At The Carousel Ballroom Amazon
23Charley Crockett Skip A Rope Music City USA Amazon
24Wanda Jackson You Drive Me Wild Encore Amazon
25Neil Young & the Shocking Pinks Bright Lights, Big City Everybody's Rockin' Amazon
26Blind Willie Johnson Let Your Light Shine On Me [Album Version] The Ladykillers Music From The Motion Picture Amazon
27John Fogerty Down On The Corner The Long Road Home: Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Amazon
28Tom Waits Lowside Of The Road Mule Variations Amazon
29John Oates My Creole Belle Arkansas Amazon
30Chris Hillman Wildflowers Bidin' My Time Amazon
31Charlie Musselwhite Siboney Continental Drifter Amazon
32Dave Alvin Downey Girl Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon

The Year in Music 1948

The year 1948 saw the price of a first class stamp at three cents and unemployment in post-war America was at a low 3.9%. The Hollywood Ten were jailed for contempt of Congress when they refused to disclose Communist affiliations. And Columbia Records introduced the 33 1/3 LP at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The LP is still the standard by which physical listening is measured with album sales booming, with LPs sold rising 108% in the first six months of 2020. But we’re going to be sharing the music of 1948 this week:  Eddy Arnold, Peggy Lee, Dick Haymes, Louis Jordan, Blue Lu Barker and Mahalia Jackson are just but a few we’ll be hearing from in this week’s episode on KOWS Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mahalia Jackson Move On Up A Little Higher Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances, Vol. 1: Black Gospel Amazon
3Lonnie Johnson Tomorrow Night Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
4Blue Lu Barker A Little Bird Told Me From The Vaults, Vol 2. 1943-1944 Amazon
5Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends King Size Papa Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 3 – Capitol Jumps – 1944-53 Amazon
6Amos Milburn Chicken-Shack Boogie Down The Road Apiece -The Best Of Amos Milburn Amazon
7Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Run, Joe Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 1947 – 1949 Amazon
8Bull Moose Jackson I Love You Yes I Do Bad Man Jackson Amazon
9Bull Moose Jackson I Can't Go On Without You Bull Moose Jackson 1947-1950 Amazon
10Wynonie Harris Good Rockin' Tonight Complete Jazz Series 1947 – 1949 Amazon
11Hal Singer Cornbread Living The Blues – Jump Blues & Boogie Amazon
12Eddy Arnold Bouquet Of Roses Artist's Choice: Willie Nelson: Music That Matters To Him Amazon
13Eddy Arnold Then I Turned And Slowly Walked Away Eddy's Song: Bouquet of Roses Amazon
14Eddy Arnold Just A Little Lovin' (Will Go A Long, Long Way) Eddy's Song: Bouquet of Roses Amazon
15Eddy Arnold What A Fool I Was Eddy's Song: Bouquet of Roses Amazon
16Floyd Tillman I Love You So Much It Hurts Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
17Jimmy Wakely One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) Country & Western Hit Parade 1948 Amazon
18Tex Williams & His Western Caravan Don't Telephone, Don't Telegraph, Tell A Woman That's What I Like About The West Amazon
19Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Bubbles in My Beer Legends of Country Music Disc 4 Amazon
20Hank Thompson Humpty Dumpty Heart The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
21Roy Rogers & The Sons Of The Pioneers Blue Shadows On The Trail (From Walt Disney's "Melody Time") Country Legends Amazon
22Dinah Shore Buttons and Bows Your Hit Parade – 1948 Amazon
23Nat King Cole Nature Boy Nat King Cole [Disc 1] Amazon
24Doris Day Love Somebody (With Buddy Clark) The Vintage Years (Part One) Amazon
25Peggy Lee Manana Your Hit Parade – 1948 Amazon
26Art Mooney I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover Your Hit Parade – 1948 Amazon
27Evelyn Knight & The Stardusters Powder Your Face With Sunshine Good Old Summertime Amazon
28Frankie Yankovic And His Yanks Just Because Greatest Hits Amazon
29Dick Haymes & Gordon Jenkins Little White Lies Your Hit Parade – 1948 Amazon
30Jo Stafford, The Pied Pipers My Happiness Capitol Collectors Series Amazon
31Doris Day It's Magic Your Hit Parade: 1948 Amazon
32The Andrews Sisters Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka) Your Hit Parade – 1948 Amazon
33Bing Crosby Now is the Hour Your Hit Parade – 1948 Amazon

Remembering John Prine

This week, we pay a long overdue tribute to John Prine while celebrating the 75th year of his birth which came up on the calendar this week. One of the losses that reverberates among us all is the loss of John Prine to COVID in April, 2020, at the beginning of this long and painful pandemic. We’re paying our tributes at the same time that a his label Oh Boy Records releases Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows, Volume 2, a collection of Prine covers that hits the marks and follows the first volume, released over ten years ago. Our show will feature a chronological look back at the legacy of this national treasure, a songwriter whose bite followed along on the arc of his storytelling that looked into matters of the human heart. We’ll hear covers from Nanci Griffith, Yarn, and a few others but we’ll follow the path along John’s career in performances especially selected for a two hour journey of John’s music.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Joan Baez Hello In There Diamonds & Rust Amazon
3Justin Townes Earle Far From Me Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine Amazon
4Sturgill Simpson Paradise Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2 Amazon
5John Prine Donald And Lydia John Prine Live Amazon
6John Prine Sweet Revenge Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
7John Prine The Great Compromise Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
8John Prine He Was in Heaven Before He Died Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
9John Prine If You Don't Want My Love Bruised Orange Amazon
10Yarn Christmas in Prison Stray Dog Christmas Compilation Amazon
11John Prine The Sins of Memphisto The Missing Years Amazon
12Nanci Griffith Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness Winter Marquee [Live] Amazon
13John Prine Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian German Afternoons Amazon
14John Prine Lulu Walls German Afternoons Amazon
15John Prine Lake Marie Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings Amazon
16John Prine In Spite Of Ourselves In Person & On Stage Amazon
17John Prine Dear John (I Sent Your Saddle Home) In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
18John Prine Glory of True Love Fair & Square Amazon
19John Prine Who's Gonna Take The Garbage Out (Featuring Iris Dement) For Better, Or Worse Amazon
20John Prine Summers End The Tree of Forgiveness Amazon
21John Prine The Lonesome Friends Of Science The Tree Of Forgiveness Amazon
22John Prine Caravan Of Fools The Tree Of Forgiveness Amazon
23John Prine When I Get To Heaven The Tree Of Forgiveness Amazon
24Fiona Prine/John Prine My Happiness For Better, Or Worse Amazon
25John Prine I Remember Everything I Remember Everything Amazon
26Bonnie Raitt Angel from Montgomery Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2 Amazon

Dustbin Dynamite

A bit of a departure this week as we celebrate a mix of mayhem from the fuzzed out garage bands, greasy ducktails, oddball instrumentalists and mostly mondo misses tempered with a good dose of surf confection this week. We’re celebrating the three chord sensibilities of mid-century rock and roll rockabilly, surf, and proto-punk spit-ballers. They’re pulling out some wailing sax solos, fuzzed out bass beach thumpers, and some tongue-in-cheek easy listening to spin you around in your chair on an October Friday morning. You’ll be entertained by the likes of Tony Casanova, Sparkle Moore, Little Carolyn Sue, and Wild Bill and the Blue Denims…a forgotten list of lost culture that will take you down a rabbit hole that you hope might never end…or maybe just the opposite. This week’s show is dynamite from the dustbin of minor labels and first time producers that can only make the grade on Community Radio. Tune in for some mondo fuzz mayhem.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ronnie Dee Action Packed Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
3Bobby Troup Seventh Son Make Mine Mondo Amazon
4Rock-A-Tones One More Chance Wild Streak, Vol. 1 Amazon
5Annette Funicello Bikini Beach Party Good Old Summertime Amazon
6Red Prysock Hand Clappin' Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
7Jim Backus & Friend Delicious Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
8The Interiors Voodoo Doll Songs From The Crazy Cramps Collection Disc 01 Amazon
9The Bikinis Crazy Vibrations Songs From The Crazy Cramps Collection Disc 01 Amazon
10Gary Warren Midnight Rain Songs From The Crazy Cramps Collection Disc 01 Amazon
11The Three Suns Tequila Songs From The Crazy Cramps Collection Disc 01 Amazon
12The Invaders Shock Treatment Songs From The Crazy Cramps Collection Disc 01 Amazon
13Freddie & The Hitch Hikers Sinners Songs From The Crazy Cramps Collection Disc 01 Amazon
14The Duals Lover's Satellite Songs From The Crazy Cramps Collection Disc 01 Amazon
15Sparkle Moore Skull & Crossbones Songs From The Crazy Cramps Collection Disc 01 Amazon
16Mamie Van Doren Seperate The Men From The Boys Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
17Davie Allan & Arrows (Issued As By The Zanies) Camel Walk Make Mine Mondo Amazon
18Rusty Draper & Lola Dee Scratch My Back Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
19Tarheel Slim Number Nine Train Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
20Robin Hood Brians Dis A Itty Bit Wild Streak, Vol. 1 Amazon
21Tony Casanova Boogie Woogie Feeling Make Mine Mondo Amazon
22Don & The Galaxiex Avalanche Killer Rhythms & Red Hot Beats – The Definitive Rare Rock & Roll Instrumentals Collection Amazon
23Jan & Dean Surf Route 101 Popsicle Amazon
24Bobby Fry Grandchus Make Mine Mondo Amazon
25Si Zentner Walk on the Wild Side Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 7: The Crime Scene Amazon
26Johnny Durain & The Cytones Shang-Dang-Doo Make Mine Mondo Amazon
27The Surfaris Surfer Joe [Long Version] Cowabunga! The Surf Box Disc 1 Amazon
28Voice Farm Come On-A My House Bigger Cooler Weirder Amazon
29Mouse A Public Execution Texas Music Vol. 3 Garage Bands And Psychedelia Amazon
30The Bobbettes I Don't Like It Like That (pt. 1) War Paint – The Gone Records Story Amazon
3113th Floor Elevators You're Gonna Miss Me Texas Music Vol. 3 Garage Bands And Psychedelia Amazon
32Bob Callaway Tick Tock Wild Streak, Vol. 1 Amazon
33The Tornadoes Maleguena Bustin' Surfboards Amazon
34Little Carolyn Sue I Hate Men Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 1 Amazon
35Martin Denny Cool Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 16: Mondo Hollywood Amazon
36Ann-Margret Let Me Entertain You Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon

Guitar Routes

It’s a deep dive we’re taking today into the digital dustbin of the past century with the focus being on fretwork, string bending, bottlenecks and tripping the lap steel fantastic.  That’s right…a collection of fascinating tonal embellishments that cross the genres of country, jazz, blues, folk and pop. Our show this morning will feature some Lonnie Johnson, Les Paul, Chet Atkins, John Fahey, Grady Martin and a few others. It’s a trip with a few well knowns but more not so much  and you’ll just have to make room in your day because the sounds can’t be ignored. We’ll hear standards like Guitar Rag, Riders in the Sky, Black Mountain Rag, Indiana March, and a special playlist highlighting the work of Grady Martin in both country and rock.  We’re once again hoping for the best as October and November approach. 

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Truett & George Ghost Dance Diabolical Hoodoo: Vintage Songs Of Devilry, Doom & Hellfire 1920-1952 Amazon
3Lonnie Johnson Swing Out Rhythm Complete Recorded Works, Vol:1 Amazon
4Blind Lemon Jefferson See That My Grave Is Kept Clean Black Swan Sampler Amazon
5Blind Blake Southern Rag Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey Amazon
6Robert Johnson Stop Breakin' Down Blues The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 2 Amazon
7Robert Lockwood, Jr. Little Queen Of Spades Blues Routes: Heroes And Tricksters Amazon
8Les Paul Trio Guitar Boogie Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Plus (1936-47) [Disc 2] Amazon
9Roy Smeck and His Paradise Serenaders Indiana March Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
10Slim Gaillard Minuet In Vout Hittin' On All Six: New Guitar Concepts Amazon
11Leon McAuliffe & His Western Swing Band Blue Guitar Stomp Hillibilly Boogie! Amazon
12Merle Travis Guitar Rag The Guitar Picker CD2 (1947-51) Amazon
13Les Paul Hip Billy Boogie (feat. Mary Ford) [Remastered] 100 (100 Original Tracks – Remastered) Amazon
14Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Railroadin' Swingin' On The Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection Volume 2 Amazon
15Chet Atkins Carolina Shout Guitar Legend – RCA Years (Disc 2) Amazon
16Richard Thompson New-Fangled Flogging Reel/Kerry Reel Strict Tempo! Amazon
17Richard Thompson Rockin' in Rhythm Strict Tempo! Amazon
18John Fahey I'm Gonna Do All I Can for My Lord The Legend of Blind Joe Death Amazon
19John Fahey Requiem for John Hurt Essential John Fahey Amazon
20Bert Jansch On The Edge Of A Dream [Rock Baby Rock Remix] Running From Home – An Introduction to Bert Jansch Amazon
21Leo Kottke Little Martha Instrumentals: Best of the Chrysalis Years Amazon
22Roy Clark Riders in the Sky The Roy Clark Anthology Amazon
23Doc Watson Dill Pickle Rag The Best of Doc Watson: 1964-1968 Amazon
24Doc Watson Black Mountain Rag American Roots Music (Disc One-Country) Amazon
25Jorma Kaukonen There's A Table Sitting In Heaven Stars In My Crown Amazon
26Red Foley Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
27Marty Robbins El Paso All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
28Loretta Lynn Coal Miner's Daughter Coal Miner's Daughter Amazon
29Marty Robbins Devil Woman All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
30Elvis Presley (You're The) Devil in Disguise Artist of the Century Disc 2 Amazon
31Johnny Burnette Rock n Roll Trio Honey Hush Tear It Up Amazon
32Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Texas Flood Texas Flood Amazon
33Gary Moore Parisienne Walkways While My Guitar Gently Weeps [Disc 2] Amazon

Watching The River Flow

September is waning as we share our last show of the month. Join Dave Stroud live at 9 Pacific from the KOWS studios in downtown Santa Rosa for a free form stream of sounds as we make our way across to visit an eclectic collection of sounds. This week we’ll share a little bit of soul with Sugar Pie DeSanto and The Four Tops, some throwback sixties sounds from The Marvelettes and Sam The Sham, seventies deep cuts from Steve Miller, Jesse Colin Young and John Prine, and a host of your favorites from under that great Americana sideshow tent including Ry Cooder, Willie Nelson, and Los Lobos. Yes, it’s a free form show once again as we celebrate recent improvements to our streaming presence as we have signed on for Live365 hosting. Big things come in little, community bound packages. Tune in, unwrap and unwind on a Friday morning.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Robbins Running Gun Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Amazon
3Sugar Pie DeSanto Here You Come Running Go Go Power: The Complete Chess Singles (1961-1966) Amazon
4The Four Tops You Keep Running Away The Ultimate Collection Amazon
5Sam Cooke I'll Come Running Back To You Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
6Roy Orbison Running Scared Your Hit Parade – Into the '60S Amazon
7Juke Boy Bonner Running Shoes Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll Volume 2 [Disc 8] Amazon
8Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 2] Amazon
9Jesse Colin Young Morning Sun Jesse Colin Young Classics Volume 1 Amazon
10Marshall Crenshaw Starless Summer Sky Miracle of Science Amazon
11Marie Knight His Eye Is On The Sparrow Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
12Taj Mahal Let the Four Winds Blow Phantom Blues Amazon
13Los Lobos I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (1 of 4) Amazon
14Fats Domino My Girl Josephine Very Best of Fats Domino [Phantom] (Disc 1) Amazon
15Chris Kenner I Like It Like That Part 1 Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky 2-2 1957- Amazon
16Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
17Leon Russell Watching The River Flow Tangled Up In Blues Amazon
18Bob Dylan Knockin' On Heaven's Door Greatest Hits Volume 3 Amazon
19Warren Zevon Keep Me in Your Heart The Wind Amazon
20Steve Miller Band Living In The U.S.A. Sailor Amazon
21Steve Miller Band Quicksilver Girl Sailor Amazon
22John Prine There She Goes Bruised Orange Amazon
23John Prine Please Don't Bury Me Souvenirs Amazon
24Willie Nelson Bring Me Sunshine ("Naked" Version) Naked Willie Amazon
25Ry Cooder w/Sam Samudio No Quiero The Border/Alamo Bay Amazon
26Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs Wooly Bully Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
27The Marvelettes Don't Mess With Bill Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
28Alive 'N Kickin' Tighter, Tighter Alive 'N Kickin' Amazon
29Bo Diddley Say Man Go Bo Diddley Amazon
30Joe Ely Fingernails Live Shots Amazon
31Duane Eddy Rebel Rouser Rebel Rouser Amazon
32Jackson Browne & David Lindley Mercury Blues (Intro) Love Is Strange [Disc 1] Amazon
33Jackson Browne & David Lindley Mercury Blues Love Is Strange [Disc 1] Amazon

R&B Boogie Woogie

Drop by to play along with the second of a two-part episode exploring an eclectic blend of boogie woogie, in the key of rhythm and blues. There will be enough piano pounding, toe-tapping, and slick percussion to feed the need for musical speed in our show this week. The usual suspects will keep the line moving and we’ll also bring out some old favorites including performances from Hadda Brooks, Gladys Bentley, Oscar’s Chicago Swingers, Rosco Gordon and Albert Ammons. This second episode keeps true to the sound that surfaced in the early century, blending juke joint rhythms and house party dance celebrations. Be sure to check us out on our new web site player or at the Live365 web site.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Freddie Slack Rockin' The Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 8] Amazon
3Joe Lutcher Rockin' Boogie (04-19-47) 1947 Amazon
4The Treniers Rock-a-Beatin Boogie Roots Of Rock & Roll – Rough And Rowdy [Disc 10] Amazon
5Big Joe Turner Boogie Woogie Country Girl Big Joe Turner: The Definitive Blues Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon
6Rosco Gordon T Model Boogie Let's Get High (B) Amazon
7Hadda Brooks Swingin' The Boogie I've Got News For You [Disc 2] Amazon
8Nellie Lutcher Lake Charles Boogie Hurry On Down Amazon
9Gladys Bentley Boogie'n My Woogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
10Mabel Scott Baseball Boogie Baseball A Film By Ken Burns – Original Soundtrack Recording Amazon
11Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings Boogie Woogie Stomp Boogie Woogie Stomp! Amazon
12Champion Jack Dupree Dupree Shake Dance Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
13Pinetop Perkins Pinetop's Boogie Woogie Let's Drink Some Juice… Amazon
14Little Brother Montgomery No Special Rider Blues Boogie Woogie Stomp! Amazon
15Roosevelt Sykes Blues n' Boogie Chicago Boogie Amazon
16Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Dripper's Boogie Vol. 2 – Dripper's Boogie Amazon
17Amos Milburn Roomin' House Boogie Down The Road Apiece -The Best Of Amos Milburn Amazon
18Roy Brown Boogie Woogie Blues Good Rockin' Tonight Amazon
19Sir Charles Thompson Mister Boogie Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
20Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Tamburitza Boogie Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 1949 – 1950 Amazon
21Brownie McGhee Robbie-Doby Boogie Savoy Blues 1948-1954 [Disc 2] Amazon
22Frankie Lee Sims She Likes to Boogie Real Slow Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll/Volume 2 [Disc 5] Amazon
23Roy Milton Milton's Boogie Living The Blues – Jump Blues & Boogie Amazon
24Jake Porter Jake's Boogie in D Flat Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
25Joey Thomas Hobo Boogie Jumpin' The Blues:MCA Label(ACE CD) Amazon
26Oscar's Chicago Swingers I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woogie Now Them Dirty Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
27Professor Longhair Boogie Woogie New Orleans Piano Amazon
28Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings Jitterbug Boogie Just For A Thrill / Live Amazon
29Eddie "Clean Head" Vinson Old Maid's Boogie Down Home Blues Amazon
30Little Walter Boogie Lone Star Amazon
31Annisteen Allen Bongo Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
32Amos Milburn Sax Shack Boogie Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon