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More Western Swing

The home page of the Western Swing Society describes western swing as “a division of the American phenomenon known as jazz [fusing] elements of musical roots…including blues, Dixieland, ragtime, big band, country, pop, and breakdowns.” That kind of explains why we revisit this genre so often here on Deeper Roots. What it has most in common with jazz is the use of improvisation; what it does try to do is to take things one step further: make it dance-able. The foot-tapping rhythm and the encouragement of participation drew audiences far and wide from the north, south, east and west. This week show meanders through some fun sounds including tracks Hank Penny, Milton Brown, Ocie Stockard, and (of course) Bob Wills. We’ll have some tribute songs and old standards for you on Sonoma County community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Adolph Hofner Alamo Rag Southern Belle [Disc 1] Amazon
3Milton Brown Hesitation Blues Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 2] Amazon
4Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies My Galveston Gal The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
5Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Somebody Stole My Gal Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 3 : Easy Ridin' Papa Amazon
6Ocie Stockard You Turned Me Down You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
7Ocie Stockard & His Wanderers Bass Man Jive Western Swing: Hot Hillbilly Jazz & Blues – 1935-1947 Amazon
8The Sunshine Boys Gonna Get Tight (1939) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
9Louise Massey & The Westerners Billy Boy (1940) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
10Sons Of The West Sally's Got a Wooden Leg The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
11The Hi-Flyers Watcha Gonna Do The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
12Johnny Cash W. Lee O Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys) Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
13The Light Crust Doughboys Good Gracious Gracie (1940) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
14W. Lee & His Hillbilly Boys Please Pass The Biscuits Pappy Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
15W. Lee & His Hillbilly Boys Old Yazoo Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
16Hank Penny And His Radio Cowboys Chill Tonic (Instrumental) Okeh Western Swing Amazon
17Hank Penny Wildcat Mama Western Swing 40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 2] Amazon
18Hank Penny Cowboy's Swing King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon
19Don Churchill & The Texas Mavericks One Year Ago Tonight The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
20Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys I'm a Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) Legends of Country Music Disc 2 Amazon
21Bob Wills Cherokee Maiden Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
22Bob Wills Right or Wrong Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
23Adolph Hofner Let's Count The Stars You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
24Ted Daffan's Texans Too Far Gone Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
25Zeke Clements Oklahoma Blues The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
26Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams I Found a New Baby Shame On You Amazon
27Spade Cooley You Better Do It Now Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
28Tommy Duncan You Put Me On My Feet Texas Moon Amazon
29Slim Harbert & His Boys Around The Corner At Smokey Joe's You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
30Leon Rusk Air Mail Special On The Fly Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 3] It Ain't Far To The Bar) Amazon
31Leon Selph She's Gone Away You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
32Ted Daffan's Texans Worried Mind Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 2] Tulsa Twist) Amazon
33W. Lee O'Daniel O'Daniel radio show sign off Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
34Bill Nettles & His Dixie Blue Boys She Selling What She Used To Give Away Kings Of Western Swing, Vol. 2 Amazon

Moon Baby

A laid back Friday morning in store as we celebrate a century of America’s music with classics from every corner. Dave Stroud hosts with a potpourri of doo wop, gospel, rock, R&B, soul, and country wrapped up just for Deeper Roots listeners out there. We’ll be hearing from Johnny Cash, The Ravens, Mike Farris, (more than one) Bo Diddley, and The Neville Brothers as we watch the trees turn their late summer umber under warm Sonoma County September skies. Tune in for the very best, including The Living Sisters and The Andrews Sisters, side by side, this one time. Only on Community Radio because all other $$$ stations fail to play with heart.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bo Diddley Moon Baby Bo Diddley Is A Lover Amazon
3Johnny Cash I'm Ragged But I'm Right Life Amazon
4Mike Farris Tennessee Girl Silver & Stone Amazon
5Bruce Springsteen Old Dan Tucker We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
6Bruce Springsteen I Ain't Got No Home Folkways: A Vision Shared-A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly Amazon
7Eddie Money Two Tickets to Paradise Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money Amazon
8Mudcrutch Shady Grove Mudcrutch Amazon
9David Lindley and Wally Ingram Pay Bo Diddley Twango Bango Deluxe Amazon
10Bo Diddley Crackin' Up Go Bo Diddley Amazon
11John Fogerty Blue Moon Nights Blue Moon Swamp Amazon
12John Hiatt Dust Down a Country Road Walk On Amazon
13Johnny Cash W. Lee O Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys) Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
14The Light Crust Doughboys Loud Mouth The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
15Little Jimmy Dickens Me And My Big Loud Mouth Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
16Sister Emily Bram Each Day Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
17Brother Joe May Working On A Building The Great Gospel Men: 27 Classic Performances By The Greatest Gospel Men Amazon
18Ruthie Foster Death Came A'Knockin' Oxford American Southern Music Texas Amazon
19The Neville Brothers A Change Is Gonna Come Yellow Moon Amazon
20Ry Cooder Waitin' For Some Girl I, Flathead Amazon
21Dan Penn I'm Living Good The Fame Recordings Amazon
22The Redcaps Just For You The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
23The Ravens Careless Love The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 2- Birdland Amazon
24The Flamingos Ko Ko Mo The Best Of The Flamingos Amazon
25The Cadillacs Betty My Love For Collectors Only (Disc 1) Amazon
26Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five w/ Ella Fitzgerald Stone Cold Dead In The Market Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 1944 – 1946 Amazon
27The Andrews Sisters Rum And Coca-Cola 20th Century Masters: Millenni Amazon
28The Living Sisters (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am Love to Live Amazon
29Aretha Franklin Do Right Woman, Do Right Man [Stereo Version][*][Version] I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Amazon
30Solomon Burke Take Me (Just As I Am) King Solomon / I Wish I Knew Amazon
31The Ink Spots When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
32Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit She Don't Love Nobody The Rose of England Amazon
33Hank Thompson The King Of Western Swing The Best Of Hank Thompson 1966-1979 Amazon

Deeper Memphis Minnie

Well, it’s about time. For being one of the premier blues women of the 20th century, we’ve been remiss in our coverage here on Deeper Roots. You can, however, check out our blog post Memphis Minnie on the Ice Box to prepare you for the music we’ve got for you this coming Friday.  Not only will we share some classic tunes from Minnie and Kansas City Joe McCoy but we’ll be pairing much of them with contemporary covers including some special ones: the Alabama Shakes, Maria Muldaur, Precious Bryant, and Eilen Jewell (just to name a few). The article mentioned above is a well worn first hand observation of a Memphis Minnie performance published in the Chicago Defender in 1942, written by Langston Hughes. We’ve got enough to fill the room…and the airwaves, this coming Friday morning so here’s hoping you can drop in.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Memphis Minnie Pig Meat On The Line [Album Version] Queen Of The Blues Amazon
3Alabama Shakes Killer Diller Blues American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 1] Amazon
4Memphis Minnie Killer Diller Blues [Album Version] Queen Of The Blues Amazon
5Maria Muldaur, Del Rey, Steve James Crazy Cryin' Blues ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
6Memphis Minnie Crazy Cryin' Blues Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
7Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
8Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
9Rory Block When You Love Me ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
10Eilen Jewell Nothing In Rambling Down Hearted Blues Amazon
11Precious Bryant Black Rat Swing Fool Me Good Amazon
12Precious Bryant My Chauffeur The Truth Amazon
13Maria Muldaur, Del Rey Lookin' The World Over ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
14Clifton Chenier Me And My Chauffeur King Of The Bayous Amazon
15Maria Muldaur, Roy Rogers, Roly Salley Me And My Chauffeur Blues ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
16Memphis Minnie What's The Matter With The Mill Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ben Winship What's The Matter With the Well Toolshed Amazon
18Phoebe Snow, David Bromberg In My Girlish Days ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
19Doug Quattlebaum You Is One Black Rat The Bluesville Years Volume 10: Country Roads, Country Days Amazon
20Lucinda Williams Nothing In Rambling [Live] Passionate Kisses [EP] Amazon
21Memphis Minnie with Little Joe & His Band Me and My Chauffeur Blues Electric BluesPart 1: Beginnings 1939-1954 Amazon
22Johnny Shines Bumble Bee Blues Traditional Delta Blues Amazon
23Whispering Smith Looking the World Over Swamp Blues Amazon
24Memphis Minnie Dirty Mother For You Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
25Memphis Minnie New Dirty Dozen Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
26Memphis Minnie If You See My Rooster (Please Run Him Home) Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
27Memphis Minnie Ice Man (Come On Up) Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
28Maria Muldaur I'm Goin' Back Home Richland Woman Blues Amazon
29Big Mama Thornton/Muddy Waters Blues Band Looking the World Over With the Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966 Amazon
30Tampa Red Bumble Bee Blues Guitar Wizards (1926-1935) Amazon
31Ruthie Foster, Steve Freund, Tanya Richardson, Samantha Banks Keep Your Big Mouth Closed ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon

Americana Covers 2019

There have been some great Americana sounds released this year and there is no sense in ignoring them, certainly. In fact, you can tune into Sonoma County Community Radio each week for Blue Moon Americana, broadcasting Thursday mornings at 5am on KOWS and 9am on KWTF. We’ll be spending some time covering the covers of tradition and some from the contemporary well this week on Deeper Roots. Tune in for some great sounds…truly. Fun covers of blues, gospel, folk, country, and jazz from the likes of Whitehorse, Jesse Dayton, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson and Kristi Jean & Her Ne’er-Do-Wells. We’ll hear everything from Amazing Grace to Redneck Friend this week on Deeper Roots. Check it out this Saturday evening,  a rebroadcast of a live show from the KOWS Cherry Street Historic District in Santa Rosa.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ben Winship What's The Matter With the Well Toolshed Amazon
3Whitehorse Baby, What You Want Me To Do The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon
4Whitehorse Baby, Scratch My Back The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon
5Mercury Rev Big Boss Man (feat. Hope Sandoval) Bobbie Gentry's the Delta Sweete Revisited Amazon
6Beth Wood Slip Slidin Away The Long Road Amazon
7Bobtown American Girl Chasing the Sun Amazon
8Jesse Dayton Redneck Friend Mixtape Volume Amazon
9Chatham County Line The Last Time Sharing The Covers Amazon
10Colin Linden & Luther Dickinson With The Tennessee Valentines Feat. Billy Swan And Rachael Davis Lover Please (feat. Rachael Davis) Amour Amazon
11Steve Earle & The Dukes Dublin Blues Guy Amazon
12Steve Earle & The Dukes The Randall Knife Guy Amazon
13Willie Nelson My Favorite Picture of You Ride Me Back Home Amazon
14Just Whiskey O Death Second Hand Songs Amazon
15Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun Conspirators Amazon
16Jason Ringenberg Farewell Angelina Stand Tall Amazon
17Davina & The Vagabonds I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track) Sugar Drops Amazon
18Kristi Jean & Her Ne'er-Do-Wells Cryin' In The Deep Blue Sea Country-billy Collision Amazon
19Kristi Jean & Her Ne'er-Do-Wells Oakie Boogie Country-billy Collision Amazon
20Charley Crockett The Race is On Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
21Kevin Deal Ring of Fire The Long Road Home Amazon
22Chatham County Line My Baby's Gone Sharing The Covers Amazon
23Rickie Lee Jones Nagasaki Kicks Amazon
24Weezer Stand by Me Weezer (Teal Album) Amazon
25Rickie Lee Jones Lonely People Kicks Amazon
26Charley Crockett Good Time Charley's Got the Blues Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
27George Benson Nadine (Is It You) Walking To New Orleans Amazon
28Whitehorse John The Revelator The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon

Country Gamblers

Gamblers, ramblers, casinos. Barstools, loaded dice, tumbling dice, poker hands, and the demon rum, and chance. Honky-tonks, Vegas, and craps…all for you on the country side. Join Dave Stroud for a high-falootin’ time on Deeper Roots as the demon chance teams up with casino country in music. We’ll walk the fine carpets of the Vegas casino as well as the sawdust floors of the country bar with performances by Buck Owens, Tex Williams, The Country Gentleman, and Jimmie Dolan. We’re heading out west to pay a little bit of an homage to the gaming side of the stories this week on Community Radio for Sonoma County. Hope you can join in.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jimmie Dolan Playin' Dominoes And Shootin' Dice Juke Box Boogie Amazon
3Ramblin' Jack Elliott Roving Gambler Best Of The Vanguard Years Amazon
4Norma Jean The Gambler And The Lady The Best of Country Amazon
5Joe Ely Gambler's Bible Time For Travelin' – The Best Of Joe Ely Amazon
6The Fabulous Thunderbirds Roll Of The Dice Roll Of The Dice Amazon
7Jim Lauderdale Rollin' the Dice The Hummingbirds Amazon
8Jimmy & The Mustangs Roll The Dice Another Round Amazon
9Dick Curless The Game of Love and Poker A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD5 (1950-1969) Amazon
10Buck Owens Big In Vegas (Live in Las Vegas) Buck 'Em! Volume Two: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) Amazon
11Buck Owens Las Vegas Lament (Live in Las Vegas) Buck 'Em! Volume Two: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) Amazon
12Si Cranstoun Vegas Baby Old School Amazon
13Southern Culture On The Skids 40 Miles To Vegas Bootleggers Choice Amazon
14Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires Viva Las Vegas Elvis Viva Las Vegas – official soundtrack Amazon
15Hank Snow The Queen Of Draw Poker Town I'm Still Movin' On [Disc 1] Amazon
16Patsy Cline Turn The Cards Slowly The Patsy Cline Collection: Honky Tonk Merry Go Round Amazon
17Kenny Rogers The Gambler Superstars Of Country – Party Time [Disc 2] Amazon
18Merle Haggard Kentucky Gambler The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 2] Amazon
19Merle Travis Gambler's Guitar The Guitar Picker CD3 (1951-53) Amazon
20Tex Williams Downtown Poker Club Vintage Collections Amazon
21Jerry Reed The Uptown Poker Club The Essential Jerry Reed Amazon
22Chip Taylor Thursday Night Las Vegas Airport Unglorious Hallelujah (1 of 2) Amazon
23T.Texas Tyler Deck of Cards Country & Western Hit Parade 1948 Amazon
24Sons of the Pioneers Texas Crapshooter Songs of the Prairie – CD3 Amazon
25Red Foley Playin' Dominoes And Shootin' Dice Hillbilly Fever [Disc 4] Amazon
26Bobby Bare With Jeannie Bare Vegas The Essential Bobby Bare Amazon
27The Country Gentlemen King of Spades The Complete Vanguard Recordings Amazon
28Willie Nelson Playin' Dominoes and Shootin' Dice Rainbow Connection Amazon
29Linda Ronstadt Tumbling Dice Simple Dreams Amazon
30Juice Newton Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton's Greatest Hits (And More) Amazon
31Sheryl Crow Leaving Las Vegas Tuesday Night Music Club Amazon
32Tom Russell Rambler, Gambler Song Of The West – The Cowboy Collection Amazon

Covered by the Stones

It had to start somewhere. And it did. The music that inspired rock and roll also inspired the countless British Invasion groups that littered the charts beginning in the early-to-mid 60s. Mayall, The Yardbirds, and, of course, The Rolling Stones. The early years of the Stones found them playing covers of some of the great stateside R&B, blues, and soul classics. Our Deeper Roots show today  feasts on the originals (as did Jagger, Richard and company) and brings you the seminal sounds of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Solomon Burke, Arthur Alexander, and a host of others in our tribute to the music that was a fusion of blues, R&B, and soul. Music that made rock and roll the world music phenomenon that it was to become. Tune into Community Radio on Fridays for roots music.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Robert Wilkins That's No Way To Get Along Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
3Bobby Fuller Not Fade Away Shakedown! The Texas Tapes Revisited Disc 1 Amazon
4Nat King Cole Trio (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 The World Of Nat King Cole Amazon
5Muddy Waters I Just Want To Make Love To You The Definitive Collection Amazon
6Jimmy Reed Honest I Do Blues Masters: The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed Amazon
7Slim Harpo I'm A King Bee (Single Version) The Best Of Slim Harpo Amazon
8Chuck Berry Carol Johnny B. Goode-His Complete 50's Chess Recordings Amazon
9Marvin Gaye Can I Get A Witness Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
10Gene Allison You Can Make It If You Try The Devil's Jukebox Amazon
11Rufus Thomas Walking The Dog Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
12Chuck Berry Around and Around The Chess Box Disc 1 Amazon
13Jay McShann Confessin' The Blues Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
14Irma Thomas Time Is On My Side Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 4 Amazon
15The Valentinos It's All Over Now Sam Cooke's Sar Records Story 59-65 CD2 Amazon
16The Drifters Under the Boardwalk Drifters' Golden Hits Amazon
17Solomon Burke If You Need Me The Very Best Of Sixties Soul Amazon
18Dale Hawkins Susie-Q James Burton – The Early Years 1957-1969 Amazon
19Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
20The Coasters Down Home Girl 50 Coastin' Classics [Disc 2] Amazon
21Chuck Berry You Can't Catch Me Johnny B. Goode-His Complete 50's Chess Recordings Amazon
22Bo Diddley Mona 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – The Best Of Bo Diddley Amazon
23Will Bradley & Ray McKinley Down The Road Apiece (Forget Chuck Berry & The Stones – Original Version!) Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
24Otis Redding Pain In My Heart Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
25Howlin' Wolf Little Red Rooster Great Tomato Blues Package Amazon
26Don Covay Mercy Mercy Summertime Groove Amazon
27Marvin Gaye Hitch Hike Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
28Otis Redding That's How Strong My Love Is Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
29Sam Cooke Good Times Ain't That Good News Amazon
30Betty Harris Cry To Me Soul From the South Amazon
31Chuck Berry I'm Talking About You The Chess Box Disc 2 Amazon
32Arthur Alexander You Better Move On The Greatest Hits Amazon
33Muddy Waters Look What You've Done The Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
34Hank Snow I'm Moving On The Essential Hank Snow Amazon
35Slim Harpo Shake Your Hips The Best Of Slim Harpo Amazon
36Robert Johnson Stop Breakin' Down Blues The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 2 Amazon
37The Temptations Ain't Too Proud to Beg Motown: The Classic Years Disc 1 Amazon

Summer Songs

Summer is here and so we’ll be celebrating those lazy, hazy, crazy days that come with it. We’re approaching the dog days, as they say, and that also means festivals, music, cool drinks, swimming gear, and lighter beers. This week’s show has us getting serious about summer songs:  Elvis, Sam Cooke, The Chantels, Dolly Parton, Dave Brubeck, and just a touch of surf sounds from The Sandals. Summer winds, summer wages, summer rain, and summer love this week on Deeper Roots, recorded at the KOWS studios planted square in the Cherry Street District of Santa Rosa.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nat King Cole Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer Your Hit Parade – The Early '60S Amazon
3The Sandals Theme from "Endless Summer" The Perfect Day: The Music from 40 Years of Surfing Magazine Amazon
4The Beach Boys Your Summer Dream Surfer Girl Amazon
5The Percy Faith Orchestra Them From A Summer Place Lifetime Of Romance: Secret Rendezvous [Disc 1] Amazon
6The Fleetwoods They Tell Me It's Summer Come Softly To Me: The Very Best Of The Fleetwoods Amazon
7The Chantels Summers's Love (Richard Barrett with the Chantels) The Best of the Chantels Amazon
8Robin Ward Wonderful Summer Early Girls: 1 Amazon
9Johnny Rivers Summer Rain Best Of Johnny Rivers Amazon
10Frank Sinatra Something Wonderful Happens In Summer The Complete Capitol Singles Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
11Sam Cooke Summertime Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
12Ian & Sylvia Summer Wages So Much For Dreaming Amazon
13It's a Beautiful Day Hot Summer Day It's a Beautiful Day Amazon
14Frank Sinatra Summer Wind Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years Amazon
15Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Summertime Sing America Amazon
16Big Brother & the Holding Company/Janis Joplin Summertime Cheap Thrills Amazon
17Dave Brubeck Summer Song [Album Version] Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective Amazon
18Seals & Crofts Summer Breeze AM Gold 1972 Amazon
19Dolly Parton Sweet Summer Lovin' I Will Always Love You – The Essential Dolly Parton Vol. 1 Amazon
20Elvis Presley Summer Kisses, Winter Tears Elvis for Everyone! Amazon
21Nelson Riddle The Green Leaves of Summer The Best of Nelson Riddle Amazon
22Willie Nelson Summer Of Roses [Album Version] One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
23Desert Rose Band Summer Wind Running Amazon
24Robbie Fulks Rose of the Summer Gone Away Backward Amazon
25Don Henley The Boys of Summer Building the Perfect Beast Amazon
26Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran: 2 Classic Albums Plus Singles And Session Tracks [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Lovin' Spoonful Summer in the City Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
28Basin Street Boys Summertime Gal The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 3- Doo-Wop Dreamin' Amazon
29Stan Kenton The Things We Did Last Summer The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton Amazon
30Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Sweet Summer Breeze Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Amazon
31Jan & Dean Summer Means Fun Popsicle Amazon
32Danleers One Summer Night Street Corner Symphonies (Disc 2) Amazon

Steel Guitar Retrospective

We’ll be serenading you with some island melodies, country tunes, and rock, all featuring the steel guitar, an instrument whose origins take us back to the late 19th and early 20th century invention by native Joseph Kekuku. The music this Friday features some early Hawaiian popular influences including Sol Ho’opi, Hoot Gibson, and King Nawah’s Hawaiians. The focus moves to mid-to late century greats featuring Pete Drake, Buddy Emmons, Buster Martin and Speedy West. The popularity of the ‘island sound’ in the early century brought us the sound of steel across many genres, including gospel, folk, blues, and country. Spend a couple of hours on an August morning in Sonoma County taking a journey from Hawaii to Forth Worth.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2King Nawahi's Hawaiians Hawaiian Capers Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
3Trio De Hawaii Melodias Populares Mexicana Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
4Sol Ho'opi'i Singing The Blues Master of the Hawaiian Guitar Vol 1 Amazon
5Sol Hoopii & His Novelty Quartette An Orange Grove in California Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
6Hoot Gibson Mai Givee (Don't Give It Away) Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
7Kalama's Quartet Sassy Vintage Hawaiian Music: The Great Singers 1928 – 1934 Amazon
8Sol K. Bright's Hollywaiians Heat Wave Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon
9Sol Ho'opi'i I Like You With My Little Ukulele in My Hand Amazon
10King Nawahi's Hawaiians Under a Texas Moon Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Madame Riviere's Hawaiians Ellis March With My Little Ukulele in My Hand Amazon
12Buster Martin Herbie's Steel Guitar Polka Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 10] Amazon
13Jim & Bob The Genial Hawaiians Bob & Jim by The Waters of Minetonka Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
14Jim & Bob The Song of the Range Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
15Johnny Bond & His Red River Valley Boys I Won't Stand in Your Way Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
16Shot Jackson & Buddy Emmons Singing Strings Of Steel The Steel Guitar & Dobro Sounds Amazon
17Lone Star Playboys Steel Guitar Bounce The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 18 Amazon
18Albert Lee Rainbows All Over Your Blues The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons Amazon
19Howard White Steel Guitar Swallow Western Swing And Steel Instrumental Amazon
20Pete Drake & His Talking Steel Guitar For Pete's Sake [Instrumental] For Pete's Sake [Gusto] Amazon
21Pete Drake Pedal Jumpin' Stars Of The Steel Guitar Amazon
22Speedy West Stainless Steel Steel Guitar Amazon
23Tiny Murphy & His Bar 69 Boys Hot Steel Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
24Jerry Byrd Hilo Steel Guitar Stars Of The Steel Guitar Amazon
25Bob Wills Texas Playboy Rag Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
26Doc Watson Steel Guitar Rag Memories Amazon
27Bobby Lee Steel Guitar Rag Quasar Steel Guitar Amazon
28Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness You Ain't Goin' Nowhere Journey To The Beginning – A Steel Guitar Tribute To The Byrds Amazon
29Cyril Pahinui & Bob Brozman Hawaiian Cowboy Four Hands Sweet & Hot Amazon
30Bob Brozman Dinah Devil's Slide Amazon
31Bob Brozman Just As Well To Let Her Go A Truckload of Blues Amazon
32Bob Brozman Let's Get It Stomp A Truckload of Blues Amazon
33Spade Cooley Spadella Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
34Sonny Treadway Don't Let The Devil Ride Sacred Steel Guitar Amazon
35Jim & Bob The Genial Hawaiians Saint Louis Blues Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon

Remembering Mac Wiseman

Mac Wiseman spoke with a roots music magazine in 2006, reflecting on his career in music. “Not to sound too critical, but the ‘bluegrass’ classification was the worst damned thing ever happened to me,” he observed. “Up until then I was getting as much airplay as Marty Robbins or Ray Price.” But it was his voice, those golden pipes, that will be remembered sweetly. In 1946 he moved to Knoxville and found a gig playing with country singer Molly O’Day on radio and in the studio recording that would catapult him into a career in bluegrass; first with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and then, Bill Monroe. We take some time to look at all sides of Mac’s music, from bluegrass to country and rock to pop. A truly American treasure.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Flatt & Scruggs 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered [Album Version] 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
3Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks The Tramp On The Street Columbia Country Classics Volume 1: The Golden Age Amazon
4Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks Poor Ellen Smith Columbia Country Classics Volume 1: The Golden Age Amazon
5Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Travelin' This Lonesome Road All The Classic Releases 1937-1949 [Disc 4] Amazon
6Mac Wiseman & The Country Boys Crazy Blues Constant Sorrow: Bluegrass From Root To Flower [Disc 3] Amazon
7Mac Wiseman 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered Amazon
8Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Jimmy Brown the Newsboy 1953-X6-XX Grand Old Opry Amazon
9Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs I'm Going to Make Heaven My Home 1948-1950 (Warped 4890) Amazon
10Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Baby Blue Eyes 1948-1950 (Warped 4890) Amazon
11Flatt & Scruggs My Cabin In Caroline Flatt & Scruggs 1948-1952 [Bear Fam. [Disc 1]] Amazon
12Mac Wiseman Jimmy Brown The Newsboy Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass [Disc 1] Amazon
13Mac Wiseman Fireball Mail London American Label Year By Year 1956 Amazon
14Mac Wiseman I Like This Kind Of Music Teenage Hangout Amazon
15Mac Wiseman Teenage Hangout Teenage Hangout Amazon
16Mac Wiseman One Mint Julep Teenage Hangout Amazon
17Shawn Camp Going Back To Bristol Mac Wiseman – I Sang The Song Amazon
18Del McCoury, Doc Watson & Mac Wiseman New Moon Over My Shoulder Mac Doc Del Amazon
19Del McCoury, Doc Watson & Mac Wiseman I'll Sail My Ship Alone Mac Doc Del Amazon
20David Grisman w/Mac Wiseman You're The Girl Of My Dreams Life Of Sorrow Amazon
21Mac Wiseman I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes Old Likker In A New Jug Amazon
22John Prine with Peter Cooper I Sang The Song Mac Wiseman – I Sang The Song Amazon
23John Prine & Mac Wiseman Blue Eyed Elaine Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
24John Prine & Mac Wiseman Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
25The Osborne Brothers with Mac Wiseman I've Always Wanted To Sing In Renfro Valley The Essential Osborne Brothers Collection Amazon
26Mac Wiseman The Wreck of the Number Nine Songs From My Mother's Hand Amazon
27Mac Wiseman And The Osborne Brothers I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home Mountain Music Collection, Vol. 4: "Farm & Home Hour " Amazon
28Mac Wiseman I'm Using My Bible For A Road Map Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
29Sierra Hull with Justin Moses The Guitar Mac Wiseman – I Sang The Song Amazon
30Mac Wiseman with Alison Krauss Tis Sweet To Be Remembered Mac Wiseman – I Sang The Song Amazon
31Bill Monroe Can't You Hear Me Callin'? 1947-1949 (Warped 4988) Amazon
32Mac Wiseman I'm Moving On Teenage Hangout Amazon

Too Darn Hot

One way to lounge about in the summer heat is to go directly at it with songs that complement the temperature from different angles (and genres). Tune in Saturday afternoon for a fresh look as Dave sits in for Steady Eddie once more with some rockabilly with Jimmy Simmons and Billy Lee Riley, hot country biscuits from Asleep at the Wheel and Al Dexter, hot soul stew from James Brown and Major Lance, and some humid yet playful pieces from Fats Waller and Lee Press-on & The Nails. We’ll also be taking a drone flight above some Mason-Dixon Line tradition from the very distant past with the Old South Quartette (featuring Polk Miller), and Victoria Spivey and Don Flemons. It’s summer and the heat will be with us for some weeks; too hot to handle? Too darn hot? Too hot for (fill in the blank)? Join this hot little collection in a special fill-in on a Saturday afternoon in Sonoma County. At least it’s a dry heat.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Fitzgerald Too Darn Hot Music & Moonlight Amazon
3Iris DeMent Hotter Than Mojave In My Heart Infamous Angel Amazon
4Old South Quartette When De Corn Pone's Hot Music Of The Old South: Polk Miller & The Old South Quartette Amazon
5Al Dexter Hot Foot Shuffle Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 4] Saturday Night Rag) Amazon
6Lonnie Johnson Hot Fingers Hot Fingers Amazon
7Asleep at the Wheel Hot Like That Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
8Jimmy Simmons Too Hot To Handle 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
9Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets Hot Tamale Pete The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
10Johnny Carroll Hot Rock Classic Rockabilly Amazon
11Billy Lee Riley Red Hot Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
12Lee Press-On & the Nails Hot for Teacher Lee Press-On & the Nails Amazon
13Stephane Grappelli Hot Lips Stephane Grappelli Amazon
14Robert Johnson They're Red Hot The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 1 Amazon
15Mississippi John Hurt Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight The Complete Studio Recordings Disc 1 Amazon
16Dom Flemons Hot Chicken Prospect Hill Amazon
17Austin Lounge Lizards Hot Tubs of Tears Creatures from the Black Saloon Amazon
18Major Lance Too Hot To Hold The Very Best Of Major Lance Amazon
19James Brown Hot Pants 20 All Time Greatest Hits! Amazon
20The Steve Miller Band Hot Chili Number 5 Amazon
21Tommy Douglas Hot Sauce Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
22Jay McShann Hot Biscuits R&B Jukebox Hits 1949 – Vol. 1 Amazon
23Stompy Jones Hot Sause Boss That's Alright Amazon
24Jimmie Lunceford Le Jazz Hot Strictly Lunceford: [Disc 3]: For Dancers Only Amazon
25Fats Waller Red Hot Dan The Compete Recorded Works Vol. 1, [Disc 3] Amazon
26Jimmy Durante Hot Patatta The Great Schnozzle Amazon
27Victoria Spivey I'm A Red Hot Mama Black Snake Blues – The Best Of Amazon
28Memphis Minnie Hot Stuff – Take 2 Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
29Julie London Hot Toddy Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 18: Bottoms Up Amazon
30George Benson with Jack Mc Duff Hot Barbecue George Benson & Jack McDuff Amazon
31Ella Fitzgerald The Hot Canary The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald – 1951 Amazon
32Mr. Sad Head Hot Weather Blues Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon