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A Girl Named …

A sweet little theme this week, covering the female of the species from A to Z…by name. We’ll hear Alice to Zelda and Zindy Lou in today’s show. Songs that dedicate themselves to lost love, love rekindled, nostalgic walks, last dances, and songs that read like letters from the heart. We’ll hear songs written by everyone from The Everly Brothers to Bobby Fuller and Andre Previn in our show today with performances from Rose Maddox, Tom Petty, Elvis, Buddy Guy, and Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks. So why not drop in for a little chat, a little bit of a high note and E flat, and memories of the girl (or guy) that left you behind. Community radio for Sonoma County is your very best bet: KOWS-LP 92.5 FM Occidental, streaming everywhere at kowsfm.com.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson Alice in Hulaland Django and Jimmie Amazon
3The Regents Barbara-Ann Gems from the Columbia Vaults, Pt. 1 Amazon
4The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. Disc 1 Amazon
5Ritchie Valens Donna Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
6Emmylou Harris / The Band Evangeline Portraits (2 of 3) Amazon
7The Paragons Florence Doo Wop Box Disc 2 Amazon
8Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks Georgia On My Mind Ghost World Amazon
9Little Jimmy Dickens Hannah Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
10Asleep at the Wheel Ida Red A Tribute To The Music Of Bob Wills (Dance Versions) Amazon
11Elvis Presley Judy Artist of the Century Disc 1 Amazon
12The Secret Sisters Kathy's Song You Don't Own Me Anymore Amazon
13Buddy Guy Lucy Mae Blues Blues Singer Amazon
14Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Mary Jane's Last Dance Greatest Hits Amazon
15Frank Sinatra Nancy (With The Laughing Face) Reprise Collection [Disc 4] Amazon
16Bobby Fuller Nancy Jean Shakedown! The Texas Tapes Revisited Disc 1 Amazon
17The Band Ophelia Northern Lights-Southern Cross Amazon
18Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban Patricia Mambo Sinuendo Amazon
19Jerry Lee Lewis Little Queenie A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
20Warren Smith Rock 'n' Roll Ruby Classic Rockabilly Amazon
21Dion Ruby Baby Greatest Hits Amazon
22Little Richard Long Tall Sally The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
23Rose Maddox Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down Hillbilly Jamboree Amazon
24Debbie Reynolds Tammy Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
25Bette Midler Ukulele Lady Bathhouse Betty Amazon
26Derailers Hey, Valerie! Soldiers of Love Amazon
27Tex Ritter 24 – Little Wendy Why Why (2000) High Noon (CD 4) Amazon
28Manchester Orchestra Xela Produced by T-Bone Burnett Amazon
29Bobby "Blue" Bland Yolanda [Album Version] Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: The ABC-Dunhill / MCA Recordings Amazon
30Perez Prado Zelda's Theme Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 9: Cha-Cha De Amor Amazon
31The Manhattan Transfer Zindy Lou Anthology – Down in Birdland [Disc 1] Amazon
32Jimmie Driftwood Zelma Lee Americana, Vol. 1 Amazon
33The Beach Boys Wendy Endless Summer Amazon

Lazy River

A well of free form today, mixing gospel, jazz, country, and everything in between. No theme, no tribute, not focus on a specific genre or songwriter. Just all of the above and more on a Friday morning on Sonoma County community radio. Tune in for contemporary sounds from The Handsome Family and The Devonns, classic country and bluegrass from Ralph Stanley and Bobby Bare, vocals featuring Helen Humes, Timi Yuro, and Lil Green (catches his breath), and some blended gospel infused classics from Eartha Kitt and Edna Gallmon Cook. Tune in on Friday morning at 9am Pacific for Deeper Roots.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Les Paul & His Trio Lazy River Crazy Rhythm Amazon
3John Prine The Other Side Of Town Fair & Square Amazon
4k.d. lang Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes Shadowland Amazon
5Goldie Hill I Let the Stars Get in My Eyes Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
6The Delta Rhythm Boys I'm In Love With A Gal The Best Of 1940-50 Amazon
7Ivory Joe Hunter Shooty Booty Since I Met You Baby Amazon
8Cab Calloway The Jumpin' Jive Jukebox Hits 1930-1950 Amazon
9Louis Prima Lazy River Capitol Collectors Series Amazon
10Dave Van Ronk Blood Red Moon Going Back to Brooklyn Amazon
11The Devonns Blood Red Blues (Protest Song) The Devonns Amazon
12Lucinda Williams Blue Artist's Choice: Diana Krall – Music that matters to her Amazon
13The Band All LA Glory Stage Fright Amazon
14Los Coast Feat Gary Clark Jr. Change is Gonna Come A Change Is Gonna Come (Single) Amazon
15Lil Green What's The Matter With Love Romance In The Dark Amazon
16Johnny Moore's Three Blazers What Does It Matter The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 3- Doo-Wop Dreamin' Amazon
17Timi Yuro What's A Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You) On The Soul Side Amazon
18The Handsome Family What Does the Deep Sea Say? Scattered Amazon
19Helen Humes With Count Basie And His Orchestra Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea Divas Of Swing Amazon
20Wanda Jackson Between The Window And The Phone Before The Music Died – Wanda Jackson: The Complete Recordings 1954-1962 [Disc 4] Amazon
21Eartha Kitt Hist The Window, Noah The RCA Recordings 1953-1958 Amazon
22Ralph Stanley God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
23Bobby Bare Noah's Ark 1962-1964 (Warped 6291) Amazon
24Edna Gallmon Cooke Build Me a Cabin Great Gospel Women Vol.2 Amazon
25Phoebe Bridgers Georgia Lee Come On Up To The House – Women Sing Waits Amazon
26Django Reinhardt Beyond the Sea (La Mer) [1949] The Indispensable Django Reinhardt [Disc 1] Amazon
27Martin Denny Beyond The Sea (La Mer) Exotica III/The Enchanted Sea Amazon
28She & Him Stars Fell On Alabama Classics Amazon
29The Band The Weight A Musical History [Disc 2] Amazon
30Merrill Moore Lazy River Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 2] Amazon

Juneteenth 2020

On this most relevant of days, we’ll be digging through some of the important songs from the past century focusing on its meaning and significance. While the embodiment of the music could have touched on every genre because the influences are vast, we’ll settle on the inspirational sounds from every corner. Juneteenth is a jubilant, high energy celebration of a somber reality. First recognized in 1865 it is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. Our observation on Deeper Roots includes tracks from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and gospel sounds galore leading off with Mahalia Jackson.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mahalia Jackson I'm On My Way The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
3Morgan Freeman, Terence Blanchard The South The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
4Southern Sons Lift Every Voice & Sing Gospel Quartets 1921-1942 Vol. 2 Amazon
5The Clark Sisters Is My Living In Vain Is My Living In Vain Amazon
6The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
7Bill Withers Harlem Best Of Bill Withers: Lean On Me Amazon
8Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
9The Sensational Nightingales Freedom After a While Great Gospel – People Get Ready Amazon
10Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted And Black Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
11Billie Holiday Strange Fruit Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 2] Amazon
12Nina Simone Feeling Good Six Feet Under, Vol. 2: Everything Ends Amazon
13Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
14Little Esther & the Dominoes The Deacon Moves In Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
15Fatso Bently Juneteenth Jamboree Swing-O-Rama : Hepcats Amazon
16SNCC Freedom Singers; Johnson, Bernice Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Freedom Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
17Coleman Brothers Raise A Rukus Tonight Hot Harmony Groups 1941-1949: Vol 3: When the Old Gang Amazon
18Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come Ain't That Good News Amazon
19Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters Amazon
20The Soul Stirrers Free At Last Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story: 1959 – 1965 [Disc 1] Amazon
21The Holmes Brothers Promised Land Promised Land Amazon
22Richie Havens Freedom Resume: The Best of Richie Havens Amazon
23The Staple Singers Swing Down, Chariot Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
24James Brown Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud), Pts. 1-2 Gold Disc 1 Amazon
25Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Wake Up Everybody The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
26Wyclef Jean Redemption Song America: A Tribute To Heroes [Disc 2] Amazon
27Terence Blanchard Closing Theme The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon

Special Delivery

While the Cheetoh-in-chief comes up with hateful and pitiful distraction after distraction in an attempt to have us take our eyes off of failure after profound failure of his…we celebrate the folks in gray and blue who not only bring us the bills but also the packages, ballots, and cheer from friends and relatives. That little white truck is more than an institution: it is part of our collective heritage and a constant that should be cherished. It’s been celebrated in music from every corner over the past century and we’re scouring those dusty digital bins for country, blues, rock, and rhythm that are burnished with the colors of the letter carrier in word and rhyme. Tune in for everyone from Roy Rogers to Memphis Slim, Smiley Lewis, and Tiny  Bradshaw this week. Sonoma County Community Radio goes deep on another pandemic Friday morning.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nat King Cole I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter) Just One Of Those Things (And More) Amazon
3Jimmie Driftwood The Pony Express (I've Got to Carry the Mail) Six Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles Amazon
4Bill Carter Pony Express Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
5Pee Wee King Postage Due Pee Wee King's Country Hoedown (1 of 2) Amazon
6Roy Rogers The Mail Must Go Through 1939-1940 (Warped 3936) Amazon
7Leon Rusk Air Mail Special On The Fly Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 3] It Ain't Far To The Bar) Amazon
8Ella Mae Morse Hey, Mr Postman Two Classic Albums And Singles CD2 Amazon
9Hank Thompson Yesterday's Mail 1946-1949 (Warped 4660) Amazon
10Cowboy Copas The Postman Just Passes Me By 1949-1950 Amazon
11Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) I'm Gonna Tear Down The Mailbox – 1955 Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
12Dinah Washington Postman Blues First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story [Disc 1] Amazon
13Tiny Bradshaw & His Orchestra Mailman's Sack (Mail) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
14Tiny Mayberry Mailman Blues Jazzin' the Blues Amazon
15Memphis Slim A Letter Home (Mail) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
16Smiley Lewis No Letter Today ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon
17The Ravens Write Me A Letter Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
18Andrew Tibbs & Cherokee Conyer's Orchestra Mother's Letter Boogie Uproar – Gems From The Peacock Vaults Amazon
19The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Marvelettes Amazon
20Bob Rivers Please Don't Shoot, Mr Postman Best of Answer Songs vol 2 Amazon
21The Marvelettes Twistin' Postman Second Helpings: Sequels To The Songs That Left 'Em Hungry For More! Amazon
22Buddy Holly Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues Buddy Holly And The R&R Giants Amazon
23Buck Owens Keys In The Mailbox Hot Dog Amazon
24Jorma Kaukonen & Tom Hobson No Mail Today Quah [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
25Suitcase Sam Morning Mail Goodnight Riverdale Park Amazon
26Allan Sherman Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp) Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time [Disc 1] Amazon
27Ernest Tubb Letters Have No Arms Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
28Champion Jack Dupree Mail Order Woman New Orleans R&B Outbreak Amazon
29Big Joe Turner Teen Age Letter Big Joe Rocks Amazon
30Slim Harpo Mailbox Blues The Excello Singles Anthology Disc 2 Amazon
31Arlene Smith Letter Full Of Tears Back To The Streets – Celebrating The Music Of Don Covay Amazon
32Roosevelt Grier The Mail Must Go Through Point Of No Return: The Liberty Records Story 1962 Amazon
33Gene Terry & The Downbeats No Mail Today (Mail) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
34Bobby Bare A Dear John Letter 1964 (Warped 6425) Amazon
35Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours You've Got Mail Amazon

The Original Spins

Deeper Roots this week digs into popular culture in the late 20th century…not so much the deeper aspect, but certainly the roots aspect. The big hits can often be traced back to the originals…sometimes in the same year, sometimes many decades before. We’ll be spinning up ‘the originals’ this week on our community radio show. We’ll take a peek at the hits and share the full blown hits including tracks from Barbie Gaye, Richard Berry, Bessie Banks, and Gloria Jones. You’ll hear the originals of James Brown’s “I Got You”, Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love”, Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock”, and a couple dozen more.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Richard Berry Louie, Louie ABC Of The Blues Vol 2 Amazon
3S.A. Solomon Linda'S Original Evening Birds Mbube The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 4: Ethnic Music Classics (1925 – 48) Amazon
4Barbie Gaye My Boy Lollipop American Roots of the British Invasion Amazon
5Sunny Dae & the Knights Rock Around The Clock You Heard It Here First! Amazon
6The Little Darlings Little Bit O' Soul You Heard It Here First! Amazon
7The Crickets I Fought The Law Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
8Howlin' Wolf The Red Rooster You Heard It Here First! Amazon
9Yvonne Fair I Found You Rockin' Originals: Original Versions of Famous Songs Amazon
10Don Cherry Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye Rockin' Originals: Original Versions of Famous Songs Amazon
11Bessie Banks Go Now Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
12James Ray I've Got My Mind Set On You (Part 1 & 2) The Great American Soul Book Chapter 1: Any Way You Wanta! Amazon
13Dan Penn The Puppet AKA I'm Your Puppet The Fame Recordings Amazon
14Gloria Jones Tainted Love You Heard It Here First! Amazon
15Mack Rice Mustang Sally Rockin' Originals: Original Versions of Famous Songs Amazon
16Joe Jones California Sun You Heard It Here First! Amazon
17The Dells (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher Rockin' Originals: Original Versions of Famous Songs Amazon
18The Wild Ones Wild Thing You Heard It Here First! Amazon
19Bruce Springsteen Blinded By The Light The Essential Bruce Springsteen [Disc 1] Amazon
20The Raindrops Hanky Panky You Heard It Here First! Amazon
21Sammy Ambrose This Diamond Ring You Heard It Here First! Amazon
22Priscilla Bowman With The Spaniels A Rockin' Good Way The Vee-Jay Story [Disc 2] Amazon
23Waylon Jennings Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town Love of The Common People Amazon
24John D Loudermilk Tobacco Road You Heard It Here First! Amazon
25Mark James Suspicious Minds Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
26Don & Dewey Leavin' It All Up To You Jungle Hop Amazon
27Diane & Annita A Groovy Kind Of Love You Heard It Here First! Amazon
28Carson & Gaile Something Stupid You Heard It Here First! Amazon
29The Kingston Trio Let's Get Together You Heard It Here First! Amazon
30Barry McGuire California Dreamin' Rockin' Originals: Original Versions of Famous Songs Amazon

Papa Come Quick

Friday morning free form sounds from the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, California. We’ve been doing this Deeper Roots thing for almost nine years and, if you’re a regular, you’ll know that Dave’s always itching for a free form collection of sounds to complement the targeted shows that are featured weekly. This week we’ll be rolling out some Bill Kirchen, Dave Van Ronk, Ricky Nelson, Annisteen Allen, and Ethel Merman…to name a few. Blues, country, doo wop, rhythm & blues, gospel, and jazz all bundled up for your late spring listening enjoyment while sequestered for health and safety. Tune in on your FM if you’re local at 92.5 or stream us at kowsfm.com/listen.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Geraint Watkins Bring Me the Head of My So Called Lover Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
3Washboard Rhythm Kings, Washboard Rhythm Band The Coming Home of Hi-De-Hoo All Time Jazz: Washboard Rhythm Kings Amazon
4C.W. Stoneking Jungle Lullaby Jungle Blues Amazon
5Ethel Merman Eadie Was A Lady Ethel Merman Cocktail Hour [Disc 1] Amazon
6Dave Van Ronk Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out Bound For Glory Amazon
7Andrew Bird Three White Horses Hands of Glory Amazon
8Peggy Lee Old Devil Moon (Jump For Joy) Jump For Joy (Four Classic Albums) Amazon
9Jimmy Jones Good Timin Pure R&B: Vol. 2- Somethings Got a Hold on Me [Disc 2] Amazon
10The Fiestas I4m Your Slave Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
11Cab Calloway Jungle King (You Ain't Done A Doggone Thing) Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
12Top Note Hearts Of Stone Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 4] – Group Revival Amazon
13Red Foley Hearts Of Stone Hillbilly Fever [Disc 4] Amazon
14Doug Sahm I Wanna Be Your Mama Again Best of Sir Douglas 68-75 Amazon
15Annisteen Allen Fujiyama Mama Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 4] Amazon
16Brenda Lee (If I'm Dreaming) Just Let Me Dream The Precious Years Amazon
17Whitney Rose Tied To The Wheel Rule 62 Amazon
18Bill Kirchen Tied to the Wheel Tied to the Wheel Amazon
19Bill Kirchen Down to Seeds and Stems Again Seeds and Stems Amazon
20Louis Armstrong This Train Louis And The Good Book Amazon
21Ricky Nelson Glory Train Legacy [Disc 2] Amazon
22Arlo Guthrie with The Dillards The Sinking of the Ruben James Thirty Two Cents Postage Due Amazon
23Arlo Guthrie Ukulele Lady Hobo's Lullaby Amazon
24Neil Young Bound for Glory Old Ways Amazon
25Bonnie Raitt Papa Come Quick (Jody and Chico) Luck of the Draw Amazon
26Leon Russell Roll Away the Stone Retrospective Amazon
27Ike & Tina Turner Its Gonna Work Out Fine Pure R&B: Vol. 3- Let the Good Times Roll [Disc 2] Amazon
28The Dovells Bristol Stomp Prom Night: Vol. 4- So Much In Love [Disc 2] Amazon
29Warren Zevon Keep Me in Your Heart The Wind Amazon
30Lucinda Williams Price To Pay Lucinda Williams Amazon

Devil In Me

Dark days with the devil. Self-centered, morally lacking, and incapable of empathizing with human kind. Sound like someone you know? This morning’s show finds us down in the hole where Satan never sleeps and where darkness pervades. There’s a very wide range of topics in our show, including the harnessing of the atom, the soul of man, and the valley where Jordan slices across the heart. Hillbillies from hell, a trip to St. James Infirmary, the lion’s den, and the belly of the whale are all to be seen with tracks from Brother Claude, the Jordan River Boys, The Doors, El Radio Fantastique, and Otis Spann in a show that is certain to have you taking stock of yesterday, today, and tomorrow as we make this social distancing a not-so-transient fixture in our lives. Balance this theme against the sun shining bright on a Spring morning in Sonoma County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Harry S. Truman Speeches, Truman, Harry S. The First Atomic Bomb Attack On Japan Aug 06, 1945 Great Speeches of The 20th Century – Volume 2 – the Changing World Amazon
3The Louvin Brothers The Great Atomic Power Close Harmony [Disc 7] Amazon
4El Radio Fantastique Devil Inside Me Waking the Dead Amazon
5The Doors Moonlight Drive [Version 1] The Doors [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
6Johnny Cash The Man Comes Around[Early] Unearthed Vol 3 – Redemption Songs Amazon
7Jordan River Boys When the Moon Goes Down in the Valley of Time When the Moon Goes Down in the Valley of Time: African-American Gospel, 1939-51 Amazon
8John Fogerty Goin' Back Home Eye Of The Zombie Amazon
9Timi Yuro Satan Never Sleeps I'm So Hurt Amazon
10Louis Armstrong & All His Stars St. James Infirmary (Gambler's Blues) Satchmo Plays King Oliver Amazon
11Hoyt Axton The Devil American Originals Amazon
12Lead Belly Black Betty Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Amazon
13Elvis Presley Run On Artist of the Century Disc 2 Amazon
14Sister Rosetta Tharpe Jonah Vol. 3-1946-47 Complete Record Amazon
15Elizabeth Cook And The Grascals The Great Atomic Power Song of America Amazon
16The Louvin Brothers River of Jordan Long Play Collection Amazon
17Brother Claude Ely I Want To Go To Heaven Satan Get Back Amazon
18Ralph Stanley Are You Washed In The Blood A Mother's Prayer Amazon
19George Jones Please Take the Devil Out of Me Heartbreak Hotel (Gonna Shake This Shack) Amazon
20Tom Waits The Soul Of A Man God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
21Eels Fresh Blood Hombre Lobo Amazon
22Tom Waits Way Down In The Hole Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years Amazon
23Bill Jennings Billy In The Lion's Den Wailin' Vol. 1 Amazon
24Otis Spann It Must Have Been The Devil Walking The Blues Amazon
25Jack Leonard A Visit From The Devil Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
26Anita Carter Satan's Child Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
27The Devil Makes Three Down In The Valley Redemption & Ruin Amazon
28Julie Miller The Devil Is an Angel 15 Years of American Music Amazon
29The Youngbloods Darkness, Darkness Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods Amazon
30Solomon Burke/Zucchero Diavolo in Me (A Devil in Me) Zucchero & Co. Amazon
31Paul Thorn Don't Let The Devil Ride Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon
32Hank Williams The Devil's Train Lovesick Blues August 1947 – December 1948 Amazon

More Murder Ballads

In our Friday morning episode, we’re revisiting the traditional form of the murder ballad and we’ll also take some liberties with some more modern takes from the likes of Tom Waits, Gillian Welch, and Nick Cave. In the traditional form we’ll measure centuries-old cultural aberrations with the stories of gamblers, ramblers, and murdering misogynists that peppered the landscapes of country gospel, Appalachian folk, and urban alleyways. Frankie, Johnny, Stack-O-Lee, William Zanzinger, and Ellen Smith are just a few of the players in today’s show. Join Dave Stroud for a journey through tradition this Friday evening on Community Radio for Sonoma County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash I Hung My Head Unearthed, Vol. 5, Best Of Cash On American Amazon
3Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys In The Pines 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – Best Of Bluegrass Amazon
4Loretta Lynn In the Pines Full Circle Amazon
5Josh White, Jr. Delia's Gone Classic African-American Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways) Amazon
6Bobby Bare Delia's Gone (1965) All American Boy – CD 4 Amazon
7Sarah Jarosz Shankill Butchers Song Up in Her Head Amazon
8Charlie Louvin Knoxville Girl (w. Will Oldham) Charlie Louvin Amazon
9Johnny Horton When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below) Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (2 of 2) Amazon
10Lyle Lovett L.A. County Anthology, Vol. 1: Cowboy Man Amazon
11Marty Robbins Big Iron All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
12Riley Puckett Frankie And Johnny Country Music Pioneer vol 1 Amazon
13Big Bill Broonzy Frankie And Johnny Trouble In Mind Amazon
14Dave Van Ronk House Carpenter Inside Dave Van Ronk Amazon
15Jimmy Martin Poor Ellen Smith Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 3] Amazon
16Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson and Ricky Skaggs with Alison Kraus The Banks Of The Ohio The Three Pickers Amazon
17Ralph Stanley Henry Lee [Album Version] Ralph Stanley Amazon
18Tom Waits Two Sisters Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards [Disc 3] Amazon
19Seamus Ennis Marrow Bones A Taste of Tradition – Volume 3 Amazon
20Joan Baez Mary Hamilton Artist's Choice: Emmylou Harris Amazon
21Maddox Brothers and Rose Down in the Willow Garden 1948 (Warped 4872) Amazon
22Gillian Welch Caleb Meyer High On A Mountain Amazon
23Mason Jennings The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (Album Version) I'm Not There (Music From The Motion Picture) Amazon
24Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Where The Wild Roses Grow The Best Of [Disc 1] Amazon
25Charlie Monroe Down in the Willow Garden 1946-1949 (Warped 4725) Amazon
26John Oates Stack O Lee Arkansas Amazon
27Fruit Jar Guzzlers Stack-O-Lee The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Amazon
28Lead Belly Duncan And Brady Classic American Ballads From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
29The Johnson Mountain Boys Duncan and Brady (He's Been on the Job Too Long) Blue Diamond Amazon

That Mean Old Clock

Watching that pendulum swinging to and fro, we share both our sorrows and our joy in this shelter-in-place situation we’ve found ourselves in. And music. We share music. There is also that ticking and tocking of the clock as time passes; slowly for some and too fast for others. As they say…the days pass slowly and the years just fly right by us…and that was before we found ourselves in isolation. This week’s Deeper Roots show is all about the time factor, specifically growing older with each breath and minute. But, it’s certainly better than the alternative. Join Dave Stroud for another Friday morning on Deeper Roots with music going as far back as 1932 (The Carter Family) and a more recent release from Orthophonic Joy and The Church Sisters…all reflecting on the passing of time and growing old. It’s a theme that is universal, crossing all generations, faiths, and political persuasions. Tune in for reflection on a Friday evening.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobby Bare That Mean Old Clock The Chronogical Classics 1956-1961 Amazon
3Bonnie Owens Where We'll Never Grow Old 1968-1971 (Warped 6947) Amazon
4The Church Sisters Where We'll Never Grow Old Orthophonic Joy Amazon
5Sunny Sweeney Grow Old With Me Trophy Amazon
6John Prine & Mac Wiseman Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
7Grandpa Jones Grandfather's Clock An American Original Amazon
8Mac Wiseman I'd Rather Die Young Keep On The Sunny Side Amazon
9The Carter Family Where We'll Never Grow Old The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 4] Amazon
10JL Stiles Never To Grow Old Solo Sessions Amazon
11Carl Butler Watching the Clock The Chronogical Classics 1954-1958 (Warped 5592) Amazon
12Ivory Joe Hunter Time Has Passed Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter (1950-1951) Amazon
13Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Time Is A Passin' One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
14Johnny Otis / Jimmy Rushing Round The Clock The R&B Years – 1942-45 [Disc 4] Amazon
15Aaron Neville The Ticks Of The Clock Brother To Brother ([Disc 1]: Aaron) Amazon
16Carl Stalling Variation On Grandfather's Clock The Carl Stalling Project, Vol. 2: More Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons 1929-1957 Amazon
17Count Basie & His Orchestra One O'Clock Jump (1937 Version) Swingsation: Swing That Music Amazon
18Harry James Two O'Clock Jump Time-Life Swing Era – 1940-1941 [Disc 1] Amazon
19Bert Kaempfert Three O'Clock in the Morning The Very Best of Bert Kaempfert Amazon
20Gory Carter Four O'Clock In The Morning Further Mellow Cats'n'Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1946-1951 Amazon
21Ivie Anderson Five O'clock Whistle Cocktail Hour Amazon
22The Three Riffs Five O'Clock Blues Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 2: Viddle de Vop Amazon
23John Prine Six O'Clock News Souvenirs Amazon
24Simon & Garfunkel 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night Old Friends Disc 2 Amazon
25Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty From Seven To Ten 20 Greatest Hits Amazon
26The Armstrong Twins Eight Thirty Blues 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
27Floyd Tillman Each Night At Nine Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
28Harold Lee Wilson Ten O'Clock Train Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
29Bill Doggett Eleven O'clock Twist The King Records Story – Part 1 Amazon
30Frank Frost Quarter To Twelve Midnight Proler Amazon
31B.B. King In The Midnight Hour Six Silver Strings Amazon
32Howlin' Wolf Getting Old and Grey Chess Blues Disc 1 Amazon

Love Bug Boogie

Love is in the air. And so is some foot-tappin’ rhythm on a Friday in our shelter-in-place here in Sonoma County. The genuine stuff brought to you by the supporters and underwriters of Community Radio here in the county. Tune in for a blast of soul and rhythm and blues in the key of love with Etta James, Ella Johnson, Julia Lee, Jackie Wilson, The Flairs, and the great Barbara Lynn. Our social distancing matters even though our first desire is to be close with each other. If we can’t have it first or second hand, then will take it third hand. So why not tune into some third hand roots sounds, all with the honest theme of love: sugar coated love, the miracle of love, and makin’ love. You can tune us in Friday evenings on 92.3 FM in Sonoma County or streaming to the world at krjf.org.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Otis The Love Bug Boogie Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 6] West Coast Blues V2 Amazon
3Lula Reed Rock Love Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
4Albinia Jones Love Is Such A Mystery Vocal Blues & Jazz Vol. 4 (1938) Amazon
5Katie Webster & Bobby Jay Hey Mr Love Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
6Zilla Mays With John Peek And The Blues Caravan Don't Give My Good Love Away Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 8]: East Coast Blues V2 Amazon
7Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Make Love To Me Vol. 2 – Dripper's Boogie Amazon
8Nellie Lutcher For You My Love Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 3] Amazon
9Buddy & Ella Johnson I Don't Want Nobody ( To Have My Love But You) Mercury R+B '46-'62 [Disc 2] Amazon
10Bull Moose Jackson (Let Me Love You) All Night Long Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
11The 5 Royales Miracle of Love The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
12Glow Tones The Girl I Love Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 3] – The Rock 'n' Roll Era Amazon
13The Flairs Let's Make With Some Love The Flair Story – Dust My Rhythm & Blues Amazon
14Little Royal Do You Love Me Golden Carnival Classics Pt. 3 Amazon
15Barbara Lynn Sugar Coated Love A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
16Etta James I Just Want To Love You Enduring Soul Amazon
17Johnnie Taylor Baby, We've Got Love Lifetime [Disc 1] Amazon
18La Vern Baker Love Me Right (Atlantic 1150) R&B Humdingers Volume 11 Amazon
19Irma Thomas Love Don't Change If You Want It, Come and Get It Amazon
20Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
21Nappy Brown Just A Little Love Down In The Alley – The Complete Savoy Singles A's & B's Amazon
22Ray Charles Hallelujah I Love Her So Ray Charles – 93 Essential Tracks Amazon
23Ben E. King First Taste Of Love Doc Pomus: Singer And Songwriter [Disc 2] Amazon
24Clyde McPhatter A Lovers Question Atlantic and Mercury Sessions – Disc 1 Amazon
25Ray Charles Ain't That Love Ray Charles – 93 Essential Tracks Amazon
26Jackie Wilson That's Why (I Love You So) 7 Classic Albums Amazon
27Viola Watkins It Must Be Love Jubilee Jezebels Amazon
28Big Joe Turner Love Roller Coaster Big Joe Turner: Rhythm & Blues Years Amazon
29Julia Lee The Glory Of Love Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
30Annie Laurie It Hurts to Be In Love Rhythm & Blues 1952-1959 – Music Sampler, Vol. 2 Amazon
31Aaron Neville How Can I Help But Love You Treacherous [Disc 1] Amazon
32Richard Berry & The Pharaohs Have Love Will Travel Birth Of Soul: 3 Amazon
33The Boomerangs Love Causes People To Go Insane Bandera Doo Wop Amazon
34The Monotones Book of Love Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
35Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Doo Wop Box Disc 2 Amazon
36Ella Mae Morse w/Big Dave and His Orchestra Give Me Love Barrell House Boogie and the Blues Amazon
37Ernie K-Doe Make You Love Me Absolutely the Best Amazon