Bayou R&B

Back to the bayou once more. This time we keep our focus with laser precision on the rhythm and the blues swirling around in the stew that is Louisiana and the southern climes. You can look forward to some straight ahead blues from Katie Webster, B. B. King, and Lonesome Sundown as well as rhythm vocals from the likes of Art Neville, The Del-Chords, and Joe Richards. I’m telling you…you won’t be hearing anything like it anywhere on Sonoma County radio. It’s a down and dirty bayou collection including selections from the Ace UK archives, the Chess label, and includes some special treats from Little Richard, The Spiders, and King Karl.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2James Booker Junco Partner Junco Partner Amazon
3Little Richard Directly from My Heart The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
4Joe Richards You'd Better Change Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
5Tabby Thomas I'd Love To Tell Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
6Johnnie Allan Lonely Days & Lonely Nights Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
7Cookie & His Cupcakes Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
8The Velvetiers Feelin' Right On Saturday Night Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
9The Del-Chords Help Me Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
10The Hi-Fi's I'm So Lonely Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
11The Spiders I Didn't Want to Do It Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 3 Amazon
12Art Neville House On The Hill Brother to Brother (Disc One:Art) Amazon
13Art Neville What's Going On The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 4] Amazon
14Clarence "Frogman" Henry Ain't Got No Home Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
15Earl King Feeling My Way Around Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
16Sugar Boy Crawford What's Wrong Chess New Orleans [Disc 1] Amazon
17Chris Kenner Something You Got Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
18Katie Webster Hoo Wee, Sweet Daddy Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
19Jimmy Dotson I Need Your Love Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
20Lionel Torrance Rooty Tooty Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
21King Karl Walking Through The Park Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
22B.B. King Bad Case of Love Blues on the Bayou Amazon
23Lonesome Sundown California Blues Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
24Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Don't You Just Know It Having A Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best Of, Volume 1 Amazon
25Fats Domino Whole Lotta Loving Very Best of Fats Domino [Phantom] (Disc 2) Amazon
26Bobby Mitchell I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
27Clifton Chenier The Big Wheel (Squeeze Box Shuffle) Chess New Orleans [Disc 1] Amazon
28Smiley Lewis Shame, Shame, Shame I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 3 Amazon
29John Fred Shirley Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
30Ernie K-Doe Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta Absolutely the Best Amazon
31Big Boy Myles New Orleans The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 5] Amazon
32Frankie Ford Roberta Very Best Of Frankie Ford Amazon
33Charles Brown & Amos Milburn Educated Fool The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 4] Amazon
34Clarence 'Bon Ton' Garlow Jumping At The Zadacoe Louisiana Swamp Blues Amazon
35Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Don't You Know Yockomo Having A Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best Of, Volume 1 Amazon
36Clarence "Frogman" Henry It Won't Be Long Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
37Fats Domino The Fat Man Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 1 Amazon

Country Songwriters

This week’s Deeper Roots pays tribute to a collection of country songwriters who made an impact on the American musical art form, defining the tone and story that was told. We’ll walk through nearly a hundred years of performances by the familiars: Emmylou Harris, Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, and Ray Charles, all taking on the songs of A.P. Carter, Jimmie Rodgers, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and Cindy Walker. We’ll also hear from Dolly, Willie, and Elvis on a cold and wet January Friday in West Sonoma County. Join Dave Stroud as he enters his seventh year hosting our two hour show live from the Sebastopol studios of KOWS Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Emmylou Harris Gold Watch and Chain Roses in the Snow Amazon
3Rosanne Cash Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow The List Amazon
4Jorma Kaukonen You & My Old Guitar Blue Country Heart Amazon
5Ricky Skaggs I Don't Care The Essential Ricky Skaggs Amazon
6The Louvin Brothers The Precious Jewel Sing The Great Roy Acuff Songs Amazon
7Leon Russell I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Hank Wilson's Back [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
8Jerry Lee Lewis You Win Again A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
9Dwight Yoakam Always Late (With Your Kisses) Hillbilly Deluxe Amazon
10Ray Charles Busted Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
11Buck Owens Together Again The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
12Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen Take Me Back Again Running Wild Amazon
13Cyndi Lauper Night Life (Featuring Willie Nelson) Detour Amazon
14Willie Nelson Crazy One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
15Hank Snow/Willie Nelson Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On In the Jailhouse Now/Brand on My Heart Amazon
16Patsy Cline I Fall To Pieces The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
17Burl Ives A Little Bitty Tear (Single Version) 20th Century Masters :The Millennium Collection: Best of Burl Ives Amazon
18Les Paul I'm Movin' On Legend and Legacy [Disc 3] Amazon
19Elvis Presley Guitar Man Artist of the Century Disc 2 Amazon
20John Cowan Devil Woman (feat. John McFee) Sixty Amazon
21Jim Reeves Home Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
22Roger Miller Husbands And Wives Country Legends Amazon
23Merle Haggard And The Strangers Branded Man (2006 Digital Remaster) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
24Dave Alvin Kern River Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
25Tom T. Hall A Week In A Country Jail Classic Country: Great Story Songs [Disc 1] Amazon
26Johnny Cash I'll Go Somewhere And Sing My Songs Again The Mystery Of Life Amazon
27Dolly Parton Jolene Jolene Amazon
28Alison Krauss/Shania Twain/Union Station Coat of Many Colors Just Because I'm a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton Amazon
29Willie Nelson Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down ["Naked" version] Naked Willie Amazon
30Bobby Bare Miller's Cave The Best Of Bobby Bare Amazon
31Steve Earle Tecumseh Valley Train a Comin' Amazon

Goodnight Irene

Free form this week. We’re pulling out the stops with a mix of gospel from the King’s Sacred Quartette, Band memories from Steve Forbert and Rick Danko, some sixties garage band, classic R&B from Shirley & Lee and Lloyd Price, and the Motown sounds of Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, and Stevie Wonder. The mix includes country, blues classics, and an After Hours mash-up…all for you…all for community radio on a Friday morning in West County. Join in the revelry.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dr. John Good Night, Irene Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
3Ingrid Lucia & the Flying Neutrinos After Hours The Hotel Child Amazon
4Willie Dixon And Friends After Hours Willie Dixon And Friends, Vol. 9 Amazon
5Ivory Joe Hunter I Almost Lost My Mind The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter : 1947 – 1950 Amazon
6Fats Domino The Girl I Love [Version 2] This Is Gold Disc 1 Amazon
7Sister Rosetta Tharpe Beams of Heaven Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
8The Soul Stirrers Slow Train Tribute to Sam Cooke Amazon
9King's Sacred Quartette Turn Your Radio On Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
10Rick Danko When I Get My Just Rewards Cryin' Heart Blues Amazon
11Steve Forbert Wild as the Wind Just Like There's Nothin' to It Amazon
12Bob Dylan & The Band The Shape I'm In Before The Flood [Live] [Disc 2] Amazon
13The Byrds You Ain't Going Nowhere Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
14Maria Muldaur Sweetheart Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
15Sam Cooke Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out The Man Who Invented Soul [Box Set] (2 of 4) Amazon
16Kermit Ruffins When It's Sleepy Time Down South We Partyin' Traditional Style Amazon
17The Fabulous Thunderbirds Stagger Lee Porky's Revenge! [Expanded] Amazon
18Cannibal & the Headhunters Land of 1000 Dances Classic Rock: 1965 – Shakin' All Over Amazon
19Lloyd Price Rock 'n' Roll Dance Buddy Holly And The R&R Giants [Disc 3] Amazon
20Shirley & Lee I Want To Dance Shirley & Lee Rock Amazon
21Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels Mitch Ryder Radio Promo Detroit Breakout! 1 Amazon
22Booker T. & the MG's Time Is Tight The Very Best of Booker T. & the MG's Amazon
23The Four Tops It's the Same Old Song Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
24Marvin Gaye Stubborn Kind of Fellow The Soul of Detroit – Disc 1 Amazon
25Little Stevie Wonder Contract On Love The Great American Soul Book Chapter 1: Any Way You Wanta! Amazon
26Richard Lanham On Your Radio Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
27Johnnie & Joe Over the Mountain, Across the Sea, Pt. 2 The Very Best of Johnnie & Joe – Over the Mountain, Across the Sea Amazon
28Blu Lu Barker That Made Him Mad Don't You Feel My Leg Amazon
29Wanda Jackson Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
30Levon Helm False Hearted Lover Blues Dirt Farmer Amazon
31Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur Diamond Joe Penny's Farm Amazon
32The Louvin Brothers There's A Higher Power Long Play Collection Amazon
33Warren Zevon Excitable Boy A Quiet Normal Life: The Best of Warren Zevon Amazon
34Dale Evans My Heart Is Down Texas Way (Radio) Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West Cd 1 Amazon

Who We Lost 2018

We’ll circle back to the past twelve months on Deeper Roots’ Friday evening with a little bit of reverence and a whole lot of thanks.  While this past year struck what could be a mortal blow to democracy as we know it, a number of greats (both high profile and ‘under the radar’) were lost along the way.  The names may not be so easy to collate with only two hours to share but we’ll do our best. Remembering Clarence Fountain, Eddy Clearwater, Otis Rush, Eugene Pitt, Marty Balin, Lorrie Collins, Tony Joe White, Roy Clark, and so many others on a Friday evening on  Sonoma County community radio. Tune into our last show of the year and help us remember what these performers brought us.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Buddy Holly Peggy Sue From the Original Master Tapes Amazon
3Tony Joe White Polk Salad Annie Classic Rock: 1969 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
4Roy Clark Yesterday When I Was Young Superstars Of Country Hello Darlin' [Disc 2] Amazon
5Freddie Hart Easy Loving Superstars Of Country: Easy Loving [Disc 1] Amazon
6Don Cherry Band Of Gold Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
7Lorrie Collins Another Man Done Gone Hop, Skip And Jump [Disc 2] Amazon
8Jefferson Airplane It's No Secret Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970 Disc 1 Amazon
9The Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Oh Happy Day: The Best Of The Edwin Hawkins Singers Amazon
10The Blind Boys Of Alabama Stand By Me Higher Ground Amazon
11Neville Brothers Brother Blood Uptown Rulin' / The Best Of The Neville Brothers Amazon
12Hugh Masekela Grazing In The Grass Easy Listening Gold 1968-1969 [Disc 2] Amazon
13Nancy Wilson You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Capitol Sings Cole Porter: Anything Goes Amazon
14Bob Dorough Your The Dangerous Type Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour – Best Of The Second Series Amazon
15Roy Hargrove Afrodisia Habana Amazon
16Aretha Franklin Think Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
17The Temptations Cloud Nine Anthology, Vol. 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
18Denise Lasalle You Shoulda Kept It in the Bedroom On the Chitlin Circuit Amazon
19Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Back Down to Earth Rock 'n' Roll City Amazon
20Otis Rush & His Band Violent Love The Cobra Records Story (Disc 1) Chicago Rock and Blues 1956-1958 Amazon
21Lazy Lester I Hear You Knockin' The Best Of Excello Records Amazon
22Big Jay McNeely & His Blue Jays Deacon's Hop Jump, Jive & Swing Amazon
23Irma Thomas With Henry Butler River Is Waiting Putumayo Presents Rhythm & Blues Amazon
24Tab Hunter I'm A Runaway My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
25Cyril Pahinui & Bob Brozman Hilo E/E Lili'u E Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar: Masters Collection, v2 Amazon
26Jack Costanzo Peter Gunn Mambo Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 2: Mambo Fever Amazon
27Joe Rene & Orchestra/The Jive Five My True Story Doo Wop Box Disc 4 Amazon
28The Crystals Uptown The Best Of The Crystals Amazon
29Chairmen of the Board Give Me Just A Little More Time 70s Music Explosion – Sunshine Disc 2 Amazon
30The Ventures Walk, Don't Run 61* [Box Set] Disc 1 Amazon
31Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama Pure 70's Amazon

Stay a Little Longer

Country swing is the thing this morning on Deeper Roots. We won’t be spending time on the ancestral roots as much as we’ll be exploring the small local bands of the Southwest. We’ll use Jean A. Boyd’s excellent reference “Dance All Night : Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands Past and Present” as our rudder and guidebook in the show. The heartbeat of any American genre is usually the local band and during the later years of the Great Depression and throughout the Second World War people were looking for something uplifting to dance to. In Texas (and really all across the Southwest) the sound was country swing: a mix of jazz, blues, polka, latin and hillbilly fiddle. We’ll be featuring the small time big names like The Tune Wranglers, Cliff Bruner, Leon Selph, Floyd Tillman, and Adolph Hofner and so many more in our show this morning, direct from our studios in downtown Sebastopol.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Adolph Hofner Let's Count The Stars You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
3The Tune Wranglers Red's Tight Like That The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
4The Tune Wranglers Up Jumped The Devil Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 1] Hot Mama Stomp) Amazon
5The Tune Wranglers El Rancho Grande The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
6Jimmy Revard & His Oklahoma Playboys Dirty Dog Western Swing  40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 1] Amazon
7Jimmie Revard & The Oklahoma Playboys Lose Your Blues and Laugh At Life The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
8Adolph Hofner & His Texans I'll Keep My Old Guitar (1938) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
9Bar X Cowboys Underneath The Sun Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 1] Hot Mama Stomp) Amazon
10Bar X Cowboys When Mama Goes Out Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 3] Amazon
11Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers Bring It On Home To Grandma Theme Time Radio Hour – Season 3 – [Disc 1] Amazon
12Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers I Was A Gambler In Texas Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 4] Saturday Night Rag) Amazon
13Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) Hillbilly Fever! Vol. 1: Legends Of Western Swing Amazon
14Shelly Lee Alley & His Alley Cats Women Women Women Western Swing  40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 1] Amazon
15Shelly Lee Alley & The Alley Cats Try It Once Again King Of Western Swing Volume One Amazon
16Leon Selph When You Smile You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
17Leon Selph In My Dreams You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
18Leon Selph's Blue Ridge Playboys, feat. Floyd Tillman Why Do I Love You Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
19Floyd Tillman & The Village Boys Daisy May Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
20Village Boys Boogie Woogie In the Village Boogie Man Boogie Amazon
21Village Boys Old Joe Is At It Again The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 8 Amazon
22Modern Mountaineers Getting That Lowdown Swing Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 1] Hot Mama Stomp) Amazon
23Smokey Wood & The Woodchips Keep On Truckin' King Of Western Swing Volume One Amazon
24Ocie Stockard & His Wanderers Bass Man Jive Western Swing: Hot Hillbilly Jazz & Blues – 1935-1947 Amazon
25Ocie Stockard Twin Guiter Polka Country Hits Vol. 6 Amazon
26Ocie Stockard There'll Be Some Changes Made Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 1] Hot Mama Stomp) Amazon
27Bill & Boyd Drink The Barrel Dry Western Swing  40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 1] Amazon
28Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers (When I Had) My Pony On the Range Swing With Bill Boyd's Cowboy Rambers Amazon
29Bill & Boyd Jitterbug Jive Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 4] Amazon
30The Hi-Flyers Watcha Gonna Do The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
31The Hi-Flyers I'm Doing It Too You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
32Adolph Hofner South Texas Swing South Texas Swing Amazon

Country Christmas 2018

It’s a holly, jolly, country Christmas on a Friday morning in West County. We’ll put our political blinders on this morning in search of the merriment that ’tis the season on Deeper Roots. This year’s Christmas special is a collection of country sounds, both new and old, that takes us down a path that mixes contemporary Americana, bluegrass, rockabilly, and classic country into a finely tuned blend of holiday cheer. We’ll be cooking from the Texas panhandle with Dale Watson, taking the high lonesome yule train with Jimmy Martin, spinning yarns with Johnny and Tommy Cash, and dropping by the Waffle House with Bill Anderson. Tune in knowing full well that the dinner’s in the oven and the stockings are all hung by the chimney with care. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Gretchen Wilson I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas Amazon
3Ernest Tubb I'll Be Walking the Floor This Christmas Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
4Pee Wee King Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus Pee Wee King's Country Hoedown (1 of 2) Amazon
5Buck Owens Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy (Original Mono Single Version) Buck 'Em: The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Amazon
6Jimmy Martin Daddy Will Santa Claus Ever Have to Die To Mother At Christmas Amazon
7Jimmy Martin Old Fashioned Christmas Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
8The Country Gentlemen Christmas Time Back Home The Early Rebel Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
9Ralph Stanley I'm Going Home, It's Christmas Time Christmas Time with Ralph Stanley Amazon
10The Louvin Brothers Santa's Big Parade Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
11Bill Anderson Waffle House Christmas Anderson Amazon
12Mary Gauthier Christmas In Paradise Filth & Fire Amazon
13Lyle Lovett Christmas Morning The Road To Ensenada Amazon
14John Prine Christmas In Prison Souvenirs Amazon
15Dale Watson You Can Call Me Nick Christmas Time in Texas Amazon
16Eddy Arnold Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
17Sonny James I Forgot to Remember Santa Claus Singles Amazon
18Tennessee Ernie Ford A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
19Loretta Lynn To Heck With Ole Santa Claus White Christmas Blue Amazon
20Johnny Cash/Tommy Cash That Christmasy Feeling The Classic Christmas Album Amazon
21George Jones Lonely Christmas Call Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
22Chip Taylor Merry F'n Christmas The Little Prayers Trilogy (disc 1) Amazon
23Billy Joe Shaver Merry Christmas To You Freedom's Child Amazon
24Antsy McClain Mary Lou's Christmas List Merry Christmas from the Trailer Park Amazon
25Ernest Tubb Blue Christmas Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection Amazon
26John Prine I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus A John Prine Christmas Amazon
27Dale Watson Santa Bring Her Back Christmas Time in Texas Amazon
28Little Jimmy Dickens No Place Like Home On Christmas Country Boy [Disc 5] Amazon
29Eddy Arnold I'm Your Private Santa Claus Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
30Asleep at the Wheel Here Comes Santa Claus Merry Texas Christmas, Y'All Amazon
31Kacey Musgraves Let It Snow A Very Kacey Christmas Amazon
32Leon Redbone Feat. Dr. John Frosty The Snowman (With Dr. John) Christmas Island Amazon
33John Anderson Here Comes Santa Claus Boots To Big to Fill Amazon

Louisiana Gumbo

Back to the bayou. Back to Bourbon Street. From a house of blues to the small clubs out across the river. We’ll be taking a journey into the deeper wells where the influences include urban blues, jazz, French Acadian, Caribbean, and African American.  And one could argue a handful of others. It’s all there in the sounds of south where the pianos and guitar amps are wired into a foundation of tradition…as if performed from a garage or cabin. Cookie & The Cupcakes’ swamp pop, swamp rock from Randy & The Rockets, New Orleans busking from Snooks Eaglin, classic piano noodling from the Professor and Dr. John, and a warm bouillabaisse of southern musical cuisine from Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino all served up on a Friday evening celebrating a few of the treats on community radio for Sonoma County, KOWS.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dr. John Honey Dripper Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
3Charles Sheffield Boogie Children Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
4Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars Walk Your Blues Away 'Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
5Dave Bartholomew Got You On My Mind 1952-1955 Amazon
6Joe Medwick Brought Down I4m An After Hour Man (The Crazy Cajun Recordings) Amazon
7Phil Bo Don't Take It So Hard Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
8Cookie & the Cupcakes Mathilda Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
9Cookie & His Cupcakes Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
10Rod Bernard This Should Go On Forever Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
11Dr. John Wash, Mama, Wash Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
12Erwin Babin Big Boy Blue Boppin' By The Bayou – Made In The Shade Amazon
13Clint West Our Love Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
14Clarence 'Bon Ton' Garlow Flip Flop Louisiana Swamp Blues Amazon
15Clarence 'Bon Ton' Garlow Hey Mr. Bon Ton Louisiana Swamp Blues Amazon
16Rod Bernard Diggy Liggy Lo Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
17Katie Webster & Bobby Jay Hey Mr Love Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
18Jay Nelson Silly Filly Oh Baby Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
19Fred Carter (You'll Have To) Come And Get It Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
20Randy & the Rockets Lets Do the Cajun Twist Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
21Rufus Jagneaux Opelousas Sostan Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
22Fats Domino La-La [Version 2] They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
23Fats Domino I Want You to Know They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
24Snooks Eaglin Lavinia Baby, You Can Get Your Gun! Amazon
25Snooks Eaglin By the Water Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
26Charles Sheffield I Would Be a Sinner Best Of Excello Vol 1: Sound of the Swamp Amazon
27Zorro & The Zips Frankie & Johnny Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
28Jay Chevalier & The Longshots Cuttin' Cane Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
29King Karl & Guitar Gable Mary Lou Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
30Warren Storm Hey Ma Ma Boppin' By The Bayou – Made In The Shade Amazon
31Terry Clement & The Tune Tones Hey Joli Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
32Irma Thomas Cry On Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
33Berna Dean I Walk In My Sleep Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
34Clarence "Frogman" Henry The Glory Of Love [Outtake] Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
35Bobby Charles Time Will Tell Chess New Orleans [Disc 1] Amazon
36Dr. John Iko Iko Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon

Carl Sandburg’s Songbag Pt 2

We had so much fun with our first installment a few months back that we thought it was worth a second installment…well, that and the depth and breadth of the American Songbag certainly lends itself to doing so. It doesn’t hurt either that it fits our deeper roots sensibilities so well. This installment finds us meandering about those classic songs whose topics include mellow blues ballads, hobo songs, Mexican border songs (how appropriate), tarnished love tales, and the ‘road to heaven’. Helping us through our sets we’ll be featuring an interesting collection of performers:  Dave Van Ronk, Dock Boggs, Rosanne Cash, and Peter Case. A host of others will join in the fun on Community Radio for Sonoma County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Willie The Weeper Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Amazon
3The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Willie the Weeper Dirt, Silver & Gold Disc 1 Amazon
4Dan Zanes Roll The Chariot Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
5Josh White Barbara Allen Best Of Josh White Amazon
6Delmore Brothers Frozen Girl Brown's Ferry Blues Amazon
7Dock Boggs Pretty Polly Country Blues Amazon
8The Carter Family My Sweetheart Is a Poor Working Girl/Waves of the Sea (Instrumental) On Border Radio – 1939 – vol. 1 Amazon
9Tony Rice House Carpenter Church Street Blues Amazon
10Hylo Brown Pretty Fair Maiden Legends & Tall Tales Amazon
11Ola Belle Reed, John Miller, Burl Kilby The Orphan Girl Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Amazon
12David Rawlings Midnight Train Poor David's Almanack Amazon
13Arlo Guthrie Gypsy Davy Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys (Remastered 2004) Amazon
14Peter Case Roving Gambler Sings Like Hell Amazon
15Rosanne Cash Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow The List Amazon
16Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra & William Warfield Old American Songs (Set One): Zion's Walls Copland Conducts Copland (Expanded Edition) Amazon
17Louis Armstrong Ezekiel Saw De Wheel Louis And The Good Book Amazon
18Sister Rosetta Tharpe Things That I used to do (and I Don't Do No More) The Gospel Truth Amazon
19The Robinson Children I Ain't Gwine Study About War No More Swinging Gospel Sounds (1935-1942) Amazon
20The Bronzemen Dese Bones Gwine Rise Again The Bronzemen – Radio Transcriptions (1939) Amazon
21Septeto Habanero Cielito Lindo Cuba. Por La Musica Amazon
22Los Panchos La Cucaracha – La Adelita Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
23Dan Zanes Lo Que Digo Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
24Kathy Reid-Naiman Pretty Betty Martin Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie Amazon
25Laurie Lewis Weevily Wheat Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals Amazon
26Dan Zanes Cuckoo Waltz Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
27Tom Paxton Times A-Getting Hard, Boys Seeds – The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3 (Disc 2 Of 2 – Friends Of Pete) Amazon
28Bobby Bare Times Are Gettin' Hard Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
29Ronnie Gilbert Lincoln And Liberty Songs Of The Civil War Amazon
30Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur The Boll Weevil Penny's Farm Amazon
31Dave Van Ronk Gamblers Blues Dust Bowl Blues Essential American Folk Amazon

Suzie Blue

Another Friday morning of sounds from the deeper wells, the archives of Americana, featuring the very best of early century pop, southern gospel, bluegrass, jazz, and swamp seasoned blues. Tune in at 9am for a fresh blend of performances that span the genres: Charles Sheffield to Ernest Tubb, The Dells to Mildred Bailey, and Jimmie Rodgers to John Prine. Dave Stroud will be sharing sounds from the Excello vaults, new Americana from recent years, classic gospel from The Soul Stirrers and the Southern Stars. You can only hear the variety and depth of selection on community radio. So be sure you listen in Friday mornings on KOWS and Friday evenings on KWTF.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Suzie Blue Burn To Shine Amazon
3Carmen Miranda I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) Anthology Amazon
4Cole Porter You're The Top – (From "Anything Goes") A Centennial Celebration Amazon
5Honeydreamers Perdido Sing Me A Swing Song – Disc 2 Amazon
6Mildred Bailey Georgia On My Mind The Rockin' Chair Lady Amazon
7The Shelton Brothers Just Because Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 1] Amazon
8T. Texas Tyler Beautiful Life (Life's Evening Sun) Country Boy Amazon
9Floyd Tillman They Took The Stars Out Of Heaven Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
10Ernest Tubb Pass The Booze Retrospective – Volume 2 Amazon
11Blind Boys Where There's a Will, There's a Way The Best of The Blind Boys Amazon
12The Soul Stirrers Resting Easy None But the Righteous: Chess Gospel Greats Amazon
13The Southern Stars Don't Give Up None But the Righteous: Chess Gospel Greats Amazon
14Alison Krauss I've Got That Old Feeling I've Got That Old Feeling Amazon
15Johnny Horton Sleepy-Eyed John American Originals Amazon
16John Prine That's How Every Empire Falls Fair and Square EP Amazon
17Richard Thompson Wall of Death Watching the Dark (disc 1) Amazon
18Johnny Cash Two Stories Wide Highwayman 2 (Jennings, Nelson, Kristofferson, Cash) Amazon
19Joe Medwick Barefootin4 I4m An After Hour Man (The Crazy Cajun Recordings) Amazon
20Charles Sheffield I Would Be a Sinner Best Of Excello Vol 1: Sound of the Swamp Amazon
21The Blues Rockers Calling All Cows Best of Excello Vol 2: Southern Rhythm & Rock Amazon
22The Gladiolas Little Darlin' Best of Excello Vol 2: Southern Rhythm & Rock Amazon
23Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) Best of Marvin Gaye Disc 1 Amazon
24Mary Wells Two Lovers Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
25The Chiffons Sweet Talkin Guy Sweet Talkin Girls – Disc 2 Amazon
26Dr. John Right Place Wrong Time Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
27Dr. John Such A Night Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
28Woody Herman Bamba Samba A Taste of Tradition Amazon
29Les Paul & Mary Ford Brazil Les Paul: Guitar Wizard Amazon
30Steve Forbert My Blue Eyed Jane Any Old Time Amazon
31Jimmie Rodgers My Blue-Eyed Jane Recordings 1927-1933 [Disc 3] Amazon
32Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Oh Happy Day – Original Buddah Classics Amazon

Music of Albert E. Brumley Sr.

The music of Albert E. Brumley resides in a shadowy corner of country gospel, but when it’s given the light of day, the glow is blinding.  He was a shape note music composer and publisher whose southern gospel pieces are familiar to many. There’s not a lot of information about Albert but the musical legacy of his “I’ll Fly Away”, “Rank Strangers”, and “Turn Your Radio On” are masterpieces of the genre made popular by everyone from The Carters to Bill Monroe and Aretha Franklin to Alan Jackson and Kanye West.  We’ll spend time with his music today, sharing numerous interpretations for you on a Friday morning in Sebastopol, live from KOWS studio at the UMC in the heart of town.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Chuck Wagon Gang/George Jones Turn Your Radio On 70th Anniversary Amazon
3The Dillards Introduction There Is A Time: 1963-70 Amazon
4The Dillards I'll Fly Away There Is A Time: 1963-70 Amazon
5The Humbard Family I'll Fly Away [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
6Stamps-Baxter Quartet When We Sing Around The Throne Eternal Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel Music Amazon
7The Del McCoury Band The Lord Is Writing Down Names The Promised Land Amazon
8The Del McCoury Band It's Surprising What The Lord Can Do The Promised Land Amazon
9Clinch Mountain Boys/Jim Lauderdale/Ralph Stanley This World Is Not My Home I Feel Like Singing Today Amazon
10Fern Jones This World Is Not My Home The Glory Road Amazon
11Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys The Prettiest Flowers Will Be Blooming Ralph Stanley 1971-1973 Disc One Amazon
12The Louvin Brothers He Set Me Free Close Harmony [Disc 6] Amazon
13Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys Standing By the River Ralph Stanley 1971-1973 Disc 4 Amazon
14The Country Gentlemen Rank Strangers To Me The Early Rebel Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
15Ricky Skaggs Rank Stranger Bluegrass Rules! Amazon
16Leon Redbone If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven Double Time Amazon
17Elvis Presley If We Never Meet Again He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 1 Amazon
18Doc Watson I'll Meet You In The Morning Milestones [Disc 2] Amazon
19Albert E. Brumley, Jr./Merle Haggard I'll Meet You in the Morning Two Old Friends Amazon
20Johnnie and Jack I Heard My Name on the Radio 1947-1950 (Warped 4720) Amazon
21Coon Creek Girls Flowers Blooming In The Wildwood Flowers In The Wildwood Amazon
22Rangers Quartet I've Found A Hiding Place Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel Music Amazon
23Marty Stuart Lord, Give Me Just a Little More Time Souls' Chapel Amazon
24Mac Wiseman By the Side of the Road Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
25Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver By The Side Of The Road Beyond The Shadows Amazon
26The Del McCoury Band I'll Put On A Crown And Walk Around The Promised Land Amazon
27The Del McCoury Band It's An Unfriendly World The Promised Land Amazon
28Merle Travis If We Never Meet Again Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
29The Kingsmen I'd Rather Be An Old-Time Christian Crossroads: Southern Roots Amazon
30Jimmie Davis 'Twill Be Sweet When We Meet Nobody's Darlin' But Mine Amazon
31Carl Story I've Found a Hiding Place Country & Western Hit Parade 1947 Amazon
32Wade Bowen I'll Fly Away Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother Amazon
33Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch I'll Fly Away Down From The Mountain: Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Amazon
34NRBQ Down In My Heart Stay With We Amazon
35Lyle Lovett I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord Smile: Songs From The Movies Amazon

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