The Year 1952

A good year…if I do say so myself. We’re going to count down the top ten of the year 1952…in pop, country, and R&B. The music that year featured sounds that portended the birth of rock ‘n roll, the blossoming of the Golden Age of Country, and the droll mainstream charts couldn’t have been more ripe for steamrolling.  Webb Pierce and Hank Williams dominated the country charts while the white bread pop charts found Al Martino, Johnny Ray, and Rosemary Clooney. But it was the R&B charts that mirrored the emerging energy of swing, rhythm and blues, and rock with the likes of The Clovers, Ruth Brown, and The Five Royales.  The DOW Jones average closed at an all-time high of (a whopping) 269.86. Tune in for the countdown. 67 years in the rear-view on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Fitzgerald Goody, Goody 75th Birthday Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
3Percy Faith Delicado 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
4Willie Mabon I Don't Know Atlantic Blues: Piano Amazon
5Eddy Arnold A Full Time Job Eddy's Song: A Full Time Job Amazon
6Al Martino Here In My Heart Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Po Amazon
7Ruth Brown 5-10-15 Hours Ruth Brown: Mama He Treats Your Daugher Mean & Other Hits Amazon
8Hank Williams I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 5 Amazon
9Patti Page I Went To Your Wedding The Patti Page Collection: The Mercury Years, Volume 1 Amazon
10The 5 Royales Baby Don't Do It The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
11Webb Pierce Back Street Affair All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
12Eddie Fisher Wish You Were Here The Great American Crooners [Disc 5] Amazon
13Little Walter Juke Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
14Carl Smith (When You Feel Like You're in Love) Don't Just Stand There The Essential Carl Smith (1950-1956) Amazon
15Rosemary Clooney Half As Much Tenderly Amazon
16Fats Domino Goin' Home Rock And Rollin Amazon
17Lefty Frizzell Give Me More, More, More (of Your Kisses) Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Sat. Night) Amazon
18Vera Lynn Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart White Cliffs Of Dover [Disc 1] Amazon
19Johnny Ace My Song Memorial Album Amazon
20Webb Pierce That Heart Belongs To Me All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
21Jo Stafford You Belong To Me Your Hit Parade – 1952 Amazon
22The Clovers One Mint Julep Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
23Slim Whitman Indian Love Call Golden Age of Country Volume 5: The Wild Side of Life Amazon
24Johnny Ray Cry The Best Jukeboxhits Amazon
25Jimmy Forrest Night Train Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
26Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
27Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Shutter Island [Disc 2] Amazon
28Billy Ward & the Dominoes Have Mercy Baby Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
29Webb Pierce Wondering All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
30Leroy Anderson Blue Tango Instrumental Gold [Disc 1] Amazon
31Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
32Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 24 Greatest Amazon
33Bull Moose Jackson Nosey Joe Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
34Nat King Cole Unforgettable Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon

Country Leftovers

Turkey leftovers? No, country leftovers. “…and I fell asleep with a troubled dream and dreamed I road on the hellbound train.” Just one line from one track from our Friday morning Deeper Roots show which focuses on some country songs ‘from the edge’. An eclectic blend of sometimes morose and other times kitschy stories of mid-century country singers looking for the next “Big Bad John” with stories of engine mishaps, disturbances of mind and relationships, and the general consensus of lyrical country that ‘the world is a monster’. Hillbillies, rabble rousers, and would-be crooners give us those tormented testimonies of country music. Join Dave Stroud for a very unusual collection of sounds from the archives of the fifties and sixties, when country blossomed; the songs he’s going to feature had a hard time cracking the Top 100 because the stories told are ‘out there’, even for country music.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dick Flood Hellbound Train Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
3Bill Anderson Goodbye Cruel World Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
4Rocky Porter The World Is A Monster The World Is A Monster Amazon
5Johnny Tyler God's Gonna Turn Us To Dust Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
6Buck Ritchey The Slave Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
7Anita Carter Satan's Child Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
8Art Kilmer & The Up-Town Four The Devil's Twist Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
9Roy And Georgia And The SO And SO's Devil Get Away From Me Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Rapture Amazon
10David Ingles (Satan Has Been) Paralyzed Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
11Jimmy Minor Satan's Chauffeur Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
12Steve Bledsoe Bang, Bang You're Dead Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
13The Looper Trio Life Beyond Death Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Rapture Amazon
14Danny Dill The Eyes Of Death The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
15Hank Williams The Angel Of Death Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
16Autry Inman Six Rounds Of Love And Hate Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
17Johnny Price Marijuana, The Devil Flower Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
18Don Bowman Spanish Weed 1967 (Warped 6706) Amazon
19Wendell Austin (And The Country Swings) LSD Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
20Bud Freeman & The Summa Cum Laude Orchestra Please Tell The World (A Message From The Grave) Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
21Red River Dave California Hippie Murders Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
22Mel Tillis Loco Weed (Single Version) The Best of Mel Tillis Amazon
23Olin Bingham They Wouldn't Listen To A Kid Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
24Jack Cook My Evil Mind Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 1 Amazon
25Ray Sanders Graveyard Dance Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
26Bill Carter Shot Four Times And Dyin' Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 2 Amazon
27Travelin' Texans Beating On The Bars Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 2 Amazon
28Len Barrow Hades Highway Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
29Don Bailey Fourteen Stories Down Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
30Charlie Gore Sin City Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
31Eddie Noack Ain't The Reaping Ever Done Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
32Eddie Noack Before You Use That Gun Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
33Troy Hess Please Don't Go Topless, Mother Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
34Jimmy Dean Big Bad John (Uncensored Version) Best of Answer Songs vol 3 Amazon
35Wanda Jackson Jesus Put A Yodel In My Soul Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon

At the Jazz Club

Cool November sounds from the catalog of cool itself. This week’s Deeper Roots looks for some relaxed sounds; reminders of what it’s like to sit in a smokey lounge below street level in the Village and listen to solos, breakouts, and instrumental wizardry. Join us as we dig the swinging backbeat and improvisations that exemplify an urban sound from some of the greats. We’ve got Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Illinois Jacquet, and a host of others taking us into the Friday morning club here on Sonoma County Community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Charlie Haden Blue Pearl Now Is The Hour Amazon
3Roland Kirk Three for The Festival Mercury 1962 Amazon
4Buddy Rich Love For Sale The Best Of Buddy Rich: The Pacific Jazz Years Amazon
5Ben Webster The Jeep's Jumping The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol. 2 [Disc 3] Amazon
6Illinois Jacquet Harlem Nocturne Swing's the Thing + Illinois Jacquet and His Orchestra (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
7Illinois Jacquet Las Vegas Blues Swing's the Thing + Illinois Jacquet and His Orchestra (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
8Ornette Coleman Ramblin Oxford American Southern Music Texas Amazon
9Sonny Rollins I'm An Old Cowhand Way Out West [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
10Dave Brubeck It's Deja Vu All Over Again So What's New? Amazon
11Herbie Hancock The Eye Of The Hurricane Maiden Voyage Amazon
12Lee Morgan Hocus-Pocus The Sidewinder (RVG Edition) Amazon
13Joe Henderson Homestretch Page One Amazon
14Freddie Hubbard Arietis (Alternate Take) Ready For Freddie Amazon
15Kenny Burrell K Twist Midnight Blue Amazon
16Grant Green Falling In Love With Love The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol. 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
17Count Basie Blues in Hoss' Flat Chairman of the Board Amazon
18Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd O Pato Jazz Samba Amazon
19Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery Night Train Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo Amazon
20The Oscar Peterson Trio/Milt Jackson Work Song Oscar Peterson's Finest Hour Amazon
21Miles Davis Jeru Birth of The Cool Amazon

Blues is a Woman

This week’s show dedicates two hours to the incredible blues women of the past century. We’ll be going deep, featuring tracks from the great early century trailblazers:  Mamie Smith, Trixie Smith, Ma Rainey, Sippie Wallace, and others. Plus, we’ll hear from Ruthie Foster, Big Mama Thornton, Dinah Washington, and Varetta Dillard; all of this being the background to to last Saturday evening’s Blues is a Woman performance at the Raven Theater in downtown Healdsburg. Our special guest on the show will be Pamela Rose, performer, author, and vocalist, who has toured nationally with her critically acclaimed show Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era. Pamela is part of the San Francisco ensemble Blues is a Woman along with Pat Wilder, Ruth Davies, Kristen Strom, Shani Johnson, Jennifer Jolly, and music director/pianist/vocalist Tammy Hall. Dave Stroud will be talking the ‘pearls’ of the blues with Pamela in a prerecorded interview. Join us.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ma Rainey Ma" Rainey's Black Bottom Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Amazon
3Ma Rainey with Tampa Red & Georgia Tom Black Eye Blues Southern Country Blues: Down In Boogie Alley [Disc 2] Amazon
4Ruthie Foster Death Came A'Knockin' Oxford American Southern Music Texas Amazon
5Big Mama Thornton/Muddy Waters Blues Band Looking the World Over With the Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966 Amazon
6Memphis Minnie Looking The World Over [Album Version] Queen Of The Blues Amazon
7Ida Cox with Coleman Hawkins Quintet Wild Women Don't Have the Blues Oxford American Music Issue – Visions of the Blues Amazon
8Ida Cox One Hour Mama I Can't Quit My Man Amazon
9Bonnie Raitt Love Me Like A Man Bonnie Raitt: Opus Collection Amazon
10Aretha Franklin Evil Gal Blues Aretha Sings The Blues Amazon
11Albinia Jones Evil Gal Blues Vocal Blues & Jazz Vol. 4 (1938) Amazon
12Sippie Wallace Up the Country Blues Sippie Wallace Vol. 1 (1923-1925) Amazon
13Victoria Spivey Murder In The First Degree Black Snake Blues – The Best Of Amazon
14Alberta Hunter Remember My Name Remember My Name (Original Soundtrack Recording) Amazon
15Big Mama Thornton Ball And Chain Living The Blues – 1965 – 1969 Blues Classics Amazon
16Varetta Dillard See See Rider Blues Got You On My Mind Amazon
17Sister Rosetta Tharpe Didn't It Rain Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
18Trixie Smith Freight Train Blues Blues Was Her Business Amazon
19Clementine Smith Nobody Knows What A Red Head Mama Can Do Female Blues Singers, Complete Recorded Works. Volume 14 Amazon
20Mamie Smith Crazy Blues Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
21Bessie Smith Lock And Key Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 1] Amazon
22Pamela Rose Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (feat. Daria Johnson) Blues Is a Woman (Original Cast Recording) Amazon
23Etta James Let's Burn Down The Cornfield The Essential Etta James [Disc 2] Amazon
24Ruth Brown (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean The Great American Soul Book Chapter 1: Any Way You Wanta! Amazon
25Dinah Washington Blow Top Blues Blues Was Her Business Amazon

Party at the House

November kicks off with a party at our house. Some rare R&B nuggets, some classic old time country and honky-tonk, and a little bit of the New Orleans and house party themes to kick off the morning here on Deeper Roots. House parties, rent parties, and dance hall jamborees are celebrated by Bob Wills, Babs Gonzales, Little Esther, Jackie Brenston, and Dale Watson. We’ll also hear from Willie, T-Bone, and Merle on a Friday morning show that brings a little bit of light into the Sonoma County after weeks of trepidation from the fires. Please join Dave Stroud broadcasting live from downtown Santa Rosa.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound Jebidiah Moonshine's Friday Night Shack Party Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound Amazon
3Amos Milburn House Party (Tonight) Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
4Babs Gonzales House Rent Party Cool WhalinDon Gibson Give Myself A Party Fifty Years Of Hits (Vol. 3) Amazon
5Jesse Allen Let's Party Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock 'n' Roll Vol 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
6The Hamptones Turkey Hop Rhythm 'N' Blues Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 4 Amazon
7The Treniers Go, Go, Go Rhythm 'N' Blues Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 4 Amazon
8The Four Jacks The Last of the Good Rocking Men Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 3 Amazon
9Rollee McGill Rhythm Rockin' Boogie Shoutin' Out The Blues (R&B CD 2005-2) Amazon
10The Wild Magnolias Party Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
11Marcia Ball The Party's Still Going On Roadside Attractions Amazon
12Jackie Brentson Starvation Stompin' – Rhythm 'N' Blues Pounders – Volume 13 Amazon
13Yvonne Baker & The Sensations Party Across The Hall Book Of Love: The Argo Records Story 1956-1962 Amazon
14Little Esther Ring-A-Ding-Doo Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
15Sam Cooke Having a Party Greatest Hits Amazon
16Tammi Terrell Two Can Have A Party Come On And See Me: The Complete Solo Collection Amazon
17The Enchanters I Paid For The Party Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
18Quinn Golden Party On the Weekend On the Chitlin Circuit Amazon
19T-Bone Walker Party Girl The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 2] Amazon
20Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway The Party's At Our House Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Amazon
21Bob Wills Goin' Away Party For the Last Time Amazon
22Merle Haggard/Ray Price/Willie Nelson Goin' Away Party Last of the Breed Disc 2 Amazon
23Willie Nelson The Party's Over ["Naked" version] Naked Willie Amazon
24Dale Watson The Party's Over Live Deluxe…Plus CD1 Amazon
25Dale Watson Pity Party I Hate These Songs Amazon
26The Cadillacs Party for Two For Collectors Only (Disc 3) Amazon
27Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Party at My House Mean Case of the Blues Amazon
28Babs Gonzales Babs' Celebrity Party Cool WhalinKing Biscuit And The Ronnie Hawkins Band Hoodoo Party Blues Anthology: Screamin' The Blues Amazon
29Fats Domino What a Party My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
30Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew Talk About A Party Stompin' 1 Amazon
31Shep & the Limelites Party for Two Daddy's Home to Stay Amazon

Free Form After Kincade

A last minute playlist…some gentle sounds for listeners who’ve had a tough week here in Sonoma County. Songs of reflection take center stage on Deeper Roots where the scheduled playlist was a bit too frivolous to put on the air. With everyone focused on rebuilding, rehoming, and getting their power back as well as building a support network for those impacted through lost homes and property. And here’s to the first responders, the city and county officials who get it right this time…join Dave Stroud on a Saturday morning in October in a county still reeling from the firestorm of two years back. Easy listening is the order of the day.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Alvin California's Burning Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
3The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Be What You Are Amazon
4Kate Wolf Here In California Weaver Of Visions – Anthology (2) Amazon
5Simon & Garfunkel Homeward Bound The Essential Simon & Garfunkel Amazon
6Simon & Garfunkel America The Essential Simon & Garfunkel [Disc 2] Amazon
7The Youngbloods Get Together Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods Amazon
8Maria McKee Let Your Light Shine On Me God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
9Paul Simon Feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo Amazing Grace The Warner Brothers Collection Amazon
10Creedence Clearwater Revival The Midnight Special Chronicle: Volume Two Amazon
11The Venice Four with Rose Stone and The Abbot Kinney Lighthouse Choir Let Your Light Shine On Me [Album Version] The Ladykillers Music From The Motion Picture Amazon
12The Staple Singers Jacob's Ladder Freedom Highway Amazon
13Marty Robbins You Gotta Climb 1963 (Warped 6373) Amazon
14Neko Case Thanks A Lot The Virginian Amazon
15Geraint Watkins Go West Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
16Nick Lowe Rome Wasn't Built In a Day At My Age Amazon
17Gram Parsons In My Hour of Darkness Exposed Roots: Best of Alt. Country Disc 2 Amazon
18The Band All LA Glory Stage Fright Amazon
19Bob Dylan Shelter from the Storm Blood on the Tracks Amazon
20Elvis Presley Promised Land Artist of the Century Disc 3 Amazon
21John Hiatt Ethylene Walk On Amazon
22Neil Young Peace of Mind Comes a Time Amazon
23Luna California (All the Way) Bewitched Amazon
24The Band The Weight The Best of the Band Amazon
25Arthur Alexander Every Day I Have to Cry Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter Amazon
26Mike Farris Snap Your Fingers Silver & Stone Amazon
27Willie Nelson Funny How Time Slips Away One Hell Of A Ride Amazon

Swing on a Star

We’ve got an eclectic collection of sounds today as we take on yet another free form collection of soul, folk, doo wop, R&B, country, blues, and Americana on Deeper Roots. Listen in as we spend time with Billy Ward & The Dominoes, Etta James, Tom Waits, The Harlan County Four, and Buck Owens. The show features mini-themes of Sonoma County, Bakersfield, and birthdays….nothing too political, nothing to lovey dovey…just a collection of fun sounds from some recent Americana talents and some legends, all for you, all on KOWS Community Radio this week, streaming to the world on www.freespeechnobull.com.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Would You Like to Swing on a Star? Sunday Street Amazon
3Gillian Welch Elvis Presley Blues Artist's Choice: Emmylou Harris Amazon
4Elvis Presley A Thing Called Love He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 2 Amazon
5The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) #1 Love Songs Of The '70s Amazon
6Marvin Gaye Pride and Joy 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
7Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto In The Basement (Part 1) (with Etta James) Go Go Power: The Complete Chess Singles (1961-1966) Amazon
8Rufus Brown Keep A Knockin' Stompin' 6 Amazon
9Billy Ward & The Dominoes Tootsie Roll (03-02-54) 1953-1954 Amazon
10Al Jolson Toot, Toot, Tootsie The Best Of The Decca Years Amazon
11Sam Cooke Only Sixteen Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
12The Orlons Happy Birthday, Mr. 21 The Orlons Down Memory Lane Amazon
13Phil Lawrence Samba de Sonoma Mandolin Heaven Amazon
14Danny Sorentino Sonoma County Stars Real Music (Disc 1) Amazon
15Duke Robillard/Sunny Crownover Occidental Woman Tales from the Tiki Lounge Amazon
16Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Bohemian Highway Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Amazon
17Eric Lindell West County Drifter Cazadero Amazon
18Charley Crockett The Way I'm Livin' (Santa Rosa) The Valley Amazon
19Kyle Martin Santa Rosa Kyle Martin Amazon
20The Harlan County Four Atomic Telephone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
21David Rawlings Money Is the Meat in the Coconut Poor David's Almanack Amazon
22John Hammond, Jr. Clap Hands Wicked Grin Amazon
23Willie Nelson;Sheryl Crow;Lukas Nelson Come On Up To The House Heroes Amazon
24Tom Waits Georgia Lee Mule Variations Amazon
25Roy Orbison California Blue Mystery Girl Amazon
26Don Rich & The Buckaroos Hello California Guitar Pickin' Man Amazon
27Buck Owens Streets Of Bakersfield Buck 'Em! Volume Two: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) Amazon
28Bill Kirchen Hounds Of The Bakersfield Transatlanticana Amazon
29Merle Haggard Mama Tried Okie From Muskogee Amazon
30Dave Alvin/Los Straitjackets California Sun Sing Along With Amazon
31Greg Brown Pledging My Time A Nod To Bob: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His Sixtieth Birthday Amazon

Gospel Jubilee

From the hills of Appalachia to the urban church pews of the East, North, South, and West…we’ve got camp meeting celebrations, old time religion, with biblical strains where voices raised above the fray brought solace to the masses. And speaking of voices, tune in for some of the very best gospel spanning bluegrass, tradition, soul, and black gospel from heaven’s radio. The Davis Sisters, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Aretha, The Blue Sky Boys, and Ralph Stanley are on the docket alongside The Carter Family, John Fogerty and Willie and Bobbie Nelson. Some brand new Americana surfaces to keep the kettle warm in the kitchen…Friday mornings with a dash of Billy Sunday’s crowd gatherings. It’s a Sunday meeting on a Friday morning here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ola Belle Reed Uncloudy Day Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Amazon
3The Swanee River Boys Uncloudy Day More Southern Gospel Classics Amazon
4Charlie Parr Jubilee Charlie Parr Amazon
5Rose Maddox Turn Your Radio On Hillbilly Jamboree Amazon
6John Fogerty Workin' on a Building The Blue Ridge Rangers Amazon
7Alison Krauss Down To The River To Pray A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection Amazon
8Chuck Wagon Gang/Gatlin Brothers Heaven's Jubilee 70th Anniversary Amazon
9Willie and Bobbie Nelson Old Time Religion Farther Along Amazon
10Odetta Meeting At The Building 7 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Radio Tracks Amazon
11Mississippi John Hurt Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me The Complete Studio Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
12Washington Phillips Denomination Blues – Part 1 Manzarene Dreams Amazon
13Reverend Gary Davis Crucifixion Heroes of the Blues – the very best of Re. Gary Davis Amazon
14Joseph Crawford and unidentified vocalist There's A Meeting Here Tonight 2- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
15The Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Patty Griffin Jubilee I'll Find A Way Amazon
16Jorma Kaukonen Have More Faith In Jesus The Land Of Heroes Amazon
17The Carter Family Meeting in the Air Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 5) Amazon
18Aretha Franklin How I Got Over Amazing Grace (The Complete Recordings – [Disc 1]) Amazon
19Bruce Cockburn Twelve Gates To The City Bone On Bone Amazon
20The Charioteers Jubilee Good News, Vol. 2: Wade In The Water Amazon
21The Davis Sisters Get Right With God Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 4] Amazon
22Grandpa Jones Old Camp Meeting Time An American Original Amazon
23Mac Wiseman Old Camp Meeting Time Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
24Blue Sky Boys Old Fashioned Meeting The Chronological Classics 1937-1938 (Warped 3807) Amazon
25The Blue Sky Boys Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies Something Got A Hold Of Me Amazon
26Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances, Vol. 1: Black Gospel Amazon
27John Fogerty Somewhere Listening (For My Name) The Blue Ridge Rangers Amazon
28Ralph Stanley Angel Band Bluegrass Today [Disc 1] Amazon
29The Nashville Bluegrass Band Up Above My Head My Native Home Amazon
30Leonard De Paur Infantry Chorus In That Great Gettin' Up Morning [Album Version] The Gospel Tradition: The Roots And The Branches, Vol. 1 Amazon
31Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Jubilee [Single Version] Heart Full Of Rhythm / Volume 2 (1936-38) Amazon

Covering Elvis

This morning’s show will be a collection of Elvis covers; songs that hit the charts for Elvis from 1956 into the break of the 1970s. Mostly number ones, but some repeated favorites, all covered by a cross-section of his contemporaries and those from another generation. We’ll have everyone from Santo & Johnny and Bobby Gentry to Rosie Flores and John Prine putting forward covers of Elvis Presley treats. We’ve also got a version of Heartbreak Hotel by Hanni El Khabib, a rare piece by rocker and session man (not bluesman) Robert Johnson, Billy Burnette’s bluegrass, and some C. J. Chenier to keep the eclectic blend alive. We’re on Friday mornings at 9 Pacific on KOWS and Friday evenings at 9 Pacific on KWTF.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobby Bare That's All Right 1971 Amazon
3Ricky Nelson There's Good Rockin' Tonight Ricky Nelson Amazon
4Chris Isaak I Forgot to Remember to Forget Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
5John Prine & Mac Wiseman I Forgot to Remember to Forget Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
6Hanni El Khatib Heartbreak Hotel Will the Guns Come Out Amazon
7Marty Stuart/The Staple Singers Don't Be Cruel (To a Heart That's True) The Marty Party Hit Pack Amazon
8Jon Spencer All Shook Up Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
9Debbie Harry Don't Be Cruel Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
10Eric Clapton Hound Dog Journeyman Amazon
11Linda Ronstadt Love Me Tender Living In The U.S.A. Amazon
12Rosie Flores Too Much Working Girl's Guitar Amazon
13Billy Joel All Shook Up Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
14C.J. Chenier Teddy Bear Step It Up! Amazon
15Dion Jailhouse Rock (Album) Heroes: Giants of Early Guitar Rock Amazon
16Ricky Van Shelton Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
17Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen Hard Headed Woman Sleazy Roadside Stories Amazon
18Ken Lovelace One Night Twenty Years Overnight Amazon
19Raul Malo (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I After Hours Amazon
20Billy Burnette; Shawn Camp A Big Hunk O' Love The Bluegrass Elvises, Vol. 1 Amazon
21Billy Burnette/Shawn Camp Are You Lonesome Tonight The Bluegrass Elvises, Vol. 1 Amazon
22Chris Isaak It's Now or Never Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
23Del Shannon His Latest Flame Home and Away: The Complete Recording 1960-1970 – CD1 Amazon
24Chris Isaak Can't Help Falling in Love Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
25The Marvelettes Good Luck Charm Four By Four – Girl Groups Amazon
26Dave Edmunds Return to Sender Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
27Trisha Yearwood (You're The) Devil in Disguise Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
28Aaron Neville Crying In The Chapel The Tattooed Heart Amazon
29Santo & Johnny Crying In the Chapel Santo And Johnny, The Best of Amazon
30Bobbie Gentry In The Ghetto Ode To Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years Amazon
31Waylon Jennings Suspicious Minds Singles Amazon
32Mark James Suspicious Minds Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
33Robert Johnson Burning Love Close Personal Friend Amazon
34Chet Atkins It's Now Or Never The Guitar Genius Amazon

Guy Clark Tribute

Songs that were personal. Vignettes about the real world. A study in memories but on a deeper level where one wrestles the blood out of the words; and his were usually the simplest of words. Economy of words means a broader vision. That’s what I think of when I think of Guy Clark’s songs. From his sprawling narratives to the trapdoors he leaves you when he’s finished, his music was a little slice of melodic nuance laced with words that mattered. Every one. This week’s show won’t beat around the bush; we’ll just put them out there to reflect on and give a little bit of thanks that we have them. We’ll hear from Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, and a few nuggets from Guy himself.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Rosanne Cash Better Days This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Amazon
3Jerry Jeff Walker Boats to Build Cowboy Boots & Bathin Suits Amazon
4Steve Earle & The Dukes L.A. Freeway Guy Amazon
5Ricky Skaggs Heartbroke Highways & Heartaches Amazon
6Guy Clark Desperadoes Waiting For A Train Heartworn Highways Amazon
7Joe Ely Magdalene Panhandle Rambler Amazon
8Jerry Jeff Walker My Favorite Picture Of You This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
9Willie Nelson My Favorite Picture of You Ride Me Back Home Amazon
10Nanci Griffith She Ain't Goin' Nowhere Blue Roses From The Moons Amazon
11Guy Clark Intro: The Randall Knife Songs and Stories Amazon
12Guy Clark The Randall Knife Songs and Stories Amazon
13Vince Gill Randall Knife This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
14Asleep at the Wheel The Cape Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
15Asleep At The Wheel Blowin' Like A Bandit [Album Version] The Swingin' Best Of Asleep At The Wheel Amazon
16Verlon Thompson All Through Throwin' Good Love After Bad This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
17Johnny Cash Let Him Roll Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
18The Everly Brothers A Nickel For The Fiddler Country Classics Amazon
19Lyle Lovett Step Inside This House (Step Inside My House) Step Inside This House Disc 1 Amazon
20Jamie Lin Wilson Instant Coffee Blues (feat. Jack Ingram) Jumping Over Rocks Amazon
21Hayes Carll Rivertown Little Rock Amazon
22Emmylou Harris Bang the Drum Slowly Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems Disc 2 Amazon
23Shannon McNally Black Haired Boy Black Irish Amazon
24Rodney Crowell Stuff That Works Let The Picture Paint Itself Amazon
25Steve Earle & The Dukes Dublin Blues Guy Amazon
26Guy Clark & The Jordanaires Honky Tonk Song Caught in the Webb Amazon
27Ray Wylie Hubbard Homegrown Tomatoes This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Amazon

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