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.

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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

Ya Got Trouble

We’re going the free form route today, celebrating an eclectic blend of gospel with the likes of Clara Ward and Patsy Cline, country greats from The Sons of the Pioneers and Skeets McDonald, doo wop street corner ballads from The Sheppards and The Royals, and vocals from Nat King Cole, Ethel Waters, and John Hiatt. Oh, in addition to a few choice show tunes, we’ll touch on topics of tears, loneliness, great speckled birds, and a visit to Treasure Island with Satchmo. Quarantine offers time for reflection but it also offers time for enjoying the sounds of deeper tracks. And that’s what you get day in and day out on Community Radio for Sonoma County. Join us.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Robert Preston & Company Ya Got Trouble – The Music Man Warner Bros.: 75 Years Of Film Music – Songs (3) Amazon
3Clara Ward (Solo) When We Get Up There Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 2] Amazon
4Gospel Hebrews Jesus Is All Over Me Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio Amazon
5The Blind Boys Of Alabama He's Alright Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
6Chosen Gospel Singers Prayer for the Doomed 20 Gospel Greats Amazon
7Patsy Cline Life's Railway To Heaven Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
8Elvis Presley If We Never Meet Again Amazing Grace – His Greatest Sacred Performances (Disc 1) Amazon
9Nat King Cole I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again Chronological Classics: Nat King Cole 1949-50 Amazon
10Evie Sands I'll Never Be Alone Again Any Way That You Want Me Amazon
11Roger McGuinn If We Never Meet Again Back from Rio Amazon
12The Sons Of The Pioneers One More River To Cross Okeh Western Swing Amazon
13Dale Watson Cryin' to Cryin' Time Again Dale & Ray Amazon
14Ray Charles Crying Time Genius – The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection Amazon
15Willie Nelson Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Artist's Choice: Sheryl Crow Amazon
16Blue Mountain I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes Roots Amazon
17Ralph Stanley I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
18Lucinda Williams Great Speckled Bird Ramblin' Amazon
19The Louvin Brothers The Great Speckled Bird Close Harmony [Disc 8] Amazon
20Mac Wiseman The Wild Side Of Life Most Requested Amazon
21Skeets McDonald Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Skeets McDonald – One Classic Album & Singles Collection Amazon
22The Royals Moonrise Money Honey – Rise of the Black Vocal Group 51-53 Amazon
23The Sheppards Pretend You're Still Mine OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
24Louis Armstrong On Treasure Island Rhythm Saved The World Amazon
25Eddie Cantor Makin' Whoopee – The Eddie Cantor Story Warner Brothers 75 Years of Film Music (2) Amazon
26Judy Garland & The M-G-M Studio Chorus The Trolley Song (from "Meet Me in St. Louis") Somewhere Over The Rainbow: The Golden Age Of Hollywood Musicals [Disc 2] Amazon
27The Rhythm Wreckers Never No Mo' Blues White Country Blues (1926-1938) Amazon
28Ethel Waters Buds Won't Bud Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers [Disc 1] Amazon
29Lena Horne Stormy Weather Lena Horne: A Musical Anthology Amazon
30John Hiatt Gone Crossing Muddy Waters Amazon
31Tony Bennett I Left My Heart in San Francisco The Essential Tony Bennett [Columbia/Legacy] Disc 1 Amazon
32The Treniers Say Hey (the Willie Mays Song) OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
33Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising The Classic Sixties: Late '60s Amazon

Country Road Songs

A while back we explored road songs in the genres of blues and tradition. This week’s show complements the theme with a country flavor. Songs of the lonesome road, the lost highway, the wrong highway taken, as well as hitting the road with those classic country kings of the road and highway queens. We’ll hear some early Waylon Jennings, bluegrass from Bill Monroe, trucker laments from Red Simpson, and a tribute to the Carters on the Road to Kaintuck. We’ve battened down the hatches, closed shop, and are practicing social distancing as if our lives (and those of our neighbors) depended on it. Join Dave Stroud on a KWTF Friday evening remote production of Deeper Roots.

 

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bonus Track CB Radio Chatter Eighteen Wheelers! Twisted Tales from the Truckstops Amazon
3Johnny Darrell It's A Rough Old Road To Travel The Beginning Of The End – The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
4Don Gibson Lonesome Road 1961-1962 Amazon
5Jimmie Skinner Lonesome Road Blues 1960-1962 (Warped 6188) Amazon
6Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Travelin' This Lonesome Road All The Classic Releases 1937-1949 [Disc 4] Amazon
7Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Rocky Road Blues All The Classic Releases, 1937-1949 [Disc 3] Amazon
8The Carter Family It's a Long Road to Travel Alone Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 5) Amazon
9Johnny Cash Wide Open Road Get Rhythm [Sun] Amazon
10Johnny Cash Hit The Road And Go (The Rambler) Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
11Johnny Cash Further on Up the Road American V: A Hundred Highways Amazon
12Billy Bob Thornton & The Peasall Sisters Road To Kaintuck Anchored In Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash Amazon
13Lefty Frizzell Make That One for the Road a Cup of Coffee 1962-1965 (Warped 6382) Amazon
14Wayne Hancock Man Of The Road A-Town Blues Amazon
15Rig Rock Deluxe Six Days On The Road Rig Rock Deluxe Amazon
16Red Simpson Six Days on the Road The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer Amazon
17Tiny Harris Endless Black Ribbon Lonesome Highway Songs Amazon
18Billy Grammer Gotta Travel On Hard To Find 45s On CD: Pop & Country Classics Amazon
19Henson Cargill A Very Well Traveled Man Skip a Rope Amazon
20Faron Young Traveling On This Is Faron Young / My Garden Of Prayer Amazon
21Roger Miller King Of The Road Country Legends Amazon
22Tom T. Hall Once Upon a Road Sings Dixie & Tom T. Amazon
23Billy Walker Headin' Down the Wrong Highway Billy Walker – 1954-1957 Amazon
24Waylon Jennings The Road Love of The Common People Amazon
25Dolly Parton Traveling Man 1971 Amazon
26Nikki Lane Highway Queen Highway Queen Amazon
27Johnny Horton Lost Highway Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (2 of 2) Amazon
28Gibson Brothers Highway In The Ground Amazon
29John Hartford Wrong Road Again Good'le Days: Essential Recordings Amazon
30Rice, Rice, Hillmann & Pedersen Somewhere on the Road Tonight Out of the Woodwork Amazon
31Ralph Stanley I'm Going Down The Road [3/3/80] Poor Rambler [Disc 1] Amazon
32Grandpa Jones Down The Old Plank Road An American Original Amazon
33Del McCoury/Marty Stuart Let Us Travel, Travel On Compadres: An Anthology of Duets Amazon
34Steve Earle Hillbilly Highway Essential Steve Earle Amazon

Holland Dozier Holland

Deeper Roots explores the motor city soul sounds of Motown, paying our respects to the incredible songwriting team who defined the Hitsville, USA sound in the mid-sixties: brothers Eddie and Brian Holland, along with Lamont Dozier. The goods were delivered. The brassy, bass-driven rhythm and targeted stories of the heart stand alongside virtually any songwriting team of the century. Fact: this songwriting team wrote ten of the twelve #1 songs of The Supremes and were an institution alongside the music of The Funk Brothers. We’ll hear from Martha & The Vandellas, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and a host of others this Friday morning while we’re tucked into our homes, waiting out the storm. Tune in and add a little bit of soul to your day.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marvin Gaye Can I Get a Witness 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
3Mary Wells Old Love (Let's Try It Again) The Soul of Detroit – Disc 3 Amazon
4Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Mickey's Monkey (Single Version (Mono)) The 35th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
5The Marvelettes Locking Up My Heart [Single Version] 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Marvelettes Amazon
6The Contours Pa, I Need a Car The Very Best of The Contours Amazon
7Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
8The Supremes Come See About Me Gold Disc 1 Amazon
9Junior Walker & the All-Stars How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
10The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Ultimate Collection Amazon
11The Four Tops It's The Same Old Song The Ultimate Collection Amazon
12The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love Motown: The Classic Years Disc 2 Amazon
13Junior Walker & the All-Stars (I'm A) Road Runner Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
14Martha & The Vandellas Nowhere To Run The Classic Sixties: 1965 Amazon
15Marvin Gaye You're a Wonderful One 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
16Dusty Springfield When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes Ooooooweeee!!! Amazon
17The Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On Gold Disc 1 Amazon
18Shorty Long Function at the Junction Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
19Martha & the Vandellas Jimmy Mack Motown: The Classic Years Disc 2 Amazon
20The Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There The Classic Sixties: 1966 Amazon
21The Isley Brothers This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
22The Elgins Darling Baby Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
23Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need The 35th Anniversary Collection Amazon
24Fontella Bass Come And Get These Memories Very Best Of Amazon
25The Four Tops Bernadette The Ultimate Collection Amazon
26Johnny Rivers Baby I Need Your Loving Greatest Hits [Capitol] Amazon
27The Four Tops 7-Rooms Of Gloom The Ultimate Collection Amazon
28Len Barry 1, 2, 3 Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1965 Amazon
29Kim Weston Take Me In Your Arms Single Amazon
30The Supremes Back In My Arms Again Gold Disc 1 Amazon
31Chris Clark Love's Gone Bad Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
32Linda Ronstadt Heat Wave Prisoner In Disguise Amazon
33The Blossoms Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology 1958 – 1998 Amazon

Night at the Opry & Ryman

All live recordings this week, all from the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium. From its early years in a modest Insurance Building as the WSM Barn Dance, the Grand Ole Opry, for all its staid tradition, has become the capitol of country music. Selectively provincial from early on, it brought together country, gospel, and bluegrass radio listeners well into the Golden Age of Country. Deeper Roots digs into the dusty digital archives for recordings from those times in this week’s show plus brings you some new sounds that have grown from the early seeds sown by Uncle Dave Macon, Roy Acuff and George Hay. We’ve got Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, and the Oak Ridge Quartet filling time alongside the Old Crow Medicine Show and Rhonda Vincent. Join in the revelry!

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Roy Acuff Night Train To Memphis Hit The Road -Grand Ole Opry Live Classics Amazon
3Stonewall Jackson Old Showboat (Live at the Grand Ole Opry 1970) Singles Amazon
4Hank Snow I've Been Everywhere Hit The Road -Grand Ole Opry Live Classics Amazon
5Bobby Bare Detroit City Hit The Road -Grand Ole Opry Live Classics Amazon
6The Osborne Brothers Take This Hammer Bluegrass at the Opry Amazon
7George Hamilton IV Abilene Hit The Road -Grand Ole Opry Live Classics Amazon
8Patsy Cline Walkin' After Midnight Live at the Opry Amazon
9Hank Williams I Just Don't Like This Kind of Living Grand Ole Opry Time Amazon
10Dave Dudley Six Days On The Road Hit The Road -Grand Ole Opry Live Classics Amazon
11Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton The Last Thing On My Mind Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection: Duets Amazon
12Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash Jackson Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection: Duets Amazon
13Patsy Cline Just A Closer Walk With Thee [Live (Ryman Auditorium)] The Patsy Cline Collection Amazon
14Oak Ridge Quartet Ole Time Religion Grand Ole Opry Time Amazon
15Oak Ridge Quartet Lead Me to That Rock Grand Ole Opry Time Amazon
16Ronnie Dunn & Rebecca Lynn Howard If I could Only Win Your Love Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection: Duets Amazon
17Bill Monroe Can You Hear Me Callin' Bluegrass at the Opry Amazon
18Mac Wiseman Jimmie Brown The Newsboy Bluegrass Legands – Live At The Ryman Amazon
19Rhonda Vincent Hit Parade Of Love Bluegrass Legands – Live At The Ryman Amazon
20Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Back Up and Push 1953-X6-XX Grand Old Opry Amazon
21Ricky Skaggs & Emmylou Harris Could You Love Me One More Time Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection: Duets Amazon
22Glen Campbell & Steve Wariner The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection: Duets Amazon
23Jim & Jesse Wild Georgia Boy Bluegrass at the Opry Amazon
24The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Grand Ole Opry Song Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 1 Amazon
25Old Crow Medicine Show Welcome To The Ryman Live at the Ryman Amazon
26Old Crow Medicine Show Tell It To Me Live at the Ryman Amazon
27Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Smoke Along The Track At The Ryman [Live] Amazon
28Marty Stuart Orange Blossom Special Live at the Ryman Amazon
29Band Of Horses Everything's Gonna Be Undone (Live Acoustic) Acoustic At The Ryman (Live) Amazon
30Marty Stuart Hillbilly Rock Live at the Ryman Amazon
31Levon Helm No Depression In Heaven Ramble at the Ryman Amazon
32Minnie Pearl Comedy Grand Ole Opry Time Amazon
33Levon Helm Evangeline Ramble at the Ryman Amazon

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