The Object of My Affection

It’s a free form episode that follows the American songbook stream of musical consciousness from the early twentieth century right up through some contemporary sounds. A river of rhythm and song…. doo wop shoo wops, the 88 key bounce of boogie woogie, master jelly roll bakers, and sweet confections for you on a warm summer Friday morning from the West County studios of KOWS radio. Performances will include Les Paul, Peggy Lee, Levon Helm, The Adderly Brothers, Jesse Winchester, and a couple dozen more of your favorites. Settle in for a free form collection of memories and musical gems from the past century with your host, Dave Stroud.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mavis Staples We Go High If All I Was Was Black Amazon
3Fats Domino Telling Lies Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 4 Amazon
4Sister Rosetta Tharpe No Room In the Church for Liars Precious Memories Amazon
5Sister Rosetta Tharpe Let That Liar Alone ABC Of The Blues Vol 43 Amazon
6Reverend A. Johnson Let That Liar Pass On By 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon
7Radio Yesterday Lights Out Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
8Martha Fields Southern White Lies Southern White Lies Amazon
9Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands Let That Liar Alone (Featuring Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Harley Eblen & Andrew Conklin) The Hazel and Alice Sessions Amazon
10The Carter Family You Better Let That Liar Alone Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 3) Amazon
11David Olney No Lies One Tough Town Amazon
12Rosalie Allen Hitler Lives Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
13Carl Smith Wicked Lies Kisses Don't Lie Amazon
14The Nashville Bluegrass Band The Biggest Liars in Town Home of the Blues Amazon
15Flatt & Scruggs Poison Lies The Stanley Brothers: Selected Sides 1947-1953 [Disc 2] Amazon
16Les Paul & Mary Ford Lies Bye Bye Blues/Les and Mary Amazon
17Cyndi Lauper Lies A Hat Full Of Stars Amazon
18The Roosevelts Tell Only Lies The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn Amazon
19Ian Gomm Dirty Lies Summer Holiday Amazon
20The Castaways Liar, Liar Good Morning Vietnam [Soundtrack] Amazon
21The Knickerbockers Lies Nuggets Sampler 1965-1968 Amazon
22Tex Grande & His Range Riders Hitler's Reply to Mussolini Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
23Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers Tellin' Lies The Eyes of Texas Amazon
24John Hartford Politic Hamilton Ironworks Amazon
25Mimi & Richard Farina House Un-American Blues Activity Dream Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
26Dar Williams/Doug Wainoris/G.E. Smith/Steve Holley/T-Bone Walk All Men Are Liars Labour of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe Amazon
27J.J. Cale Lies The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
28Frankie Boots And The County Line Pack Of Lies Frankie Boots And The County Line Amazon
29Neko Case Lonely Old Lies The Virginian Amazon
30Johnnie Taylor Running Out Of Lies Lifetime: A Retrospective Of Soul, Blues & Gospel 1956- 1999 [Disc 3] Amazon

Answer Songs

Answer songs. A novelty of the music business that has always had a place but it truly exploded, becoming habit-forming with the advent of Top 30 radio in the fifties and sixties. Seldom was there an answer song that responded to a question that was not a big success. This week on Deeper Roots, it will be a ’round robin’ of ‘question followed by answer’ songs including the obscure (which about 99% of the so-called answer songs were). You’ll be treated to the sounds of Tennessee Ernie Ford, Muddy Waters, Rufus Thomas, Dodie Stevens, and Elvis (of course) on a summer Friday in West Sonoma County.

 

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ernest Tubb Rainbow At Midnight The Texas Troubadour ([Disc 1] – Walking The Floor Over You (The Hits Vol.1) Amazon
3Slim Bryant and his Wildcats/Lost John Miller Answer to Rainbow At Midnight Answer to Rainbow At Midnight Amazon
4Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys The Wild Side Of Life Vintage Collections Amazon
5Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels The Complete Country Hits Amazon
6Hank Locklin Please Help Me, I'm Falling Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 60's. Vol. 2 Amazon
7Skeeter Davis (I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too The Essential Skeeter Davis Amazon
8Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons Vintage Collections Amazon
9Patsy Montana 16 Pounds Best of Answer Songs vol 2 Amazon
10Merle Haggard Okie From Muskogee Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
11Lowell Levinger Hippie From Olema Get Together- Youngblood Classics Amazon
12Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Blues Masters Vol. 3: Texas Blues Amazon
13Rufus Thomas Bear Cat Living The Blues – 1953-1954 Blues Classics Amazon
14Elvis Presley Little Sister Elvis' Golden Records (Volume 3) Amazon
15Lavern Baker Hey Memphis Best of Answer Songs vol 2 Amazon
16Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis' Golden Records (Volume 3) Amazon
17Dodie Stevens Yes, I'm Lonesome Tonight Ultimate Collection Amazon
18Claude King Wolverton Mountain Classic Country Amazon
19Jo Ann Campbell (I'm the Girl From) Wolverton Mountain Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 Disc 2 Amazon
20Roy Drusky & Priscilla Mitchell Yes Mr. Peters Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
21Justin Tubb & Lorene Mann Hurry Mr. Peters Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
22Muddy Waters (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues Amazon
23Bo Diddley I'm A Man 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – The Best Of Bo Diddley Amazon
24Muddy Waters Mannish Boy The Definitive Collection Amazon
25The Dominoes Sixty Minute Man The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 4: Doo-Wop Dancin' Amazon
26Billy Ward & the Dominoes Can't Do Sixty No More Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
27The Bobbettes Mr. Lee Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 3] – The Rock 'n' Roll Era Amazon
28The Bobbettes I Shot Mr. Lee Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 4] – Group Revival Amazon
29Neil Sedaka Oh! Carol All Time Greatest Hits Amazon
30Carole King Oh Neil Best of Answer Songs vol 1 Amazon
31Sam Cooke Bring It on Home to Me Greatest Hits Amazon
32Carla Thomas I'll Bring It Home To You Gee Whiz & Other Hits Amazon
33Ben E. King Stand By Me Heatin' Up Amazon
34Damita Jo I'll Be There Best of Answer Songs vol 1 Amazon
35Ernie K-Doe Mother-In-Law Absolutely the Best Amazon
36Paul Peek Brother-In-Law Best of Answer Songs vol 2 Amazon

Political Science

The winds of social change become the storm from every direction when authoritarianism, tyranny, and facism begin to take shape. And music has always played a part when speaking truth to power. The most important role of an American citizen is to vote. There is no greater enemy than apathy. The songs we share on Deeper Roots today focus on Civil Rights, war for the cause of oil, voting as voice, and the fight for power in the New World Order. Tune in for performances from Phil Ochs, Ben Harper, Drive-By Truckers, Roy Zimmerman, and Iris DeMent on a show that explores some political science in harmony, vocals, and melodies to make a stand.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Roy Zimmerman Real America Real American Amazon
3Jackson Browne The Dreamer The Dreamer Amazon
4Steve Earle with Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark 16 Immigrant Eyes Together at The Bluebird Cafe Amazon
5Steve Earle City Of Immigrants (With Forro In The Dark) Washington Square Serenade Amazon
6Roy Zimmerman My Vote My Voice My Right The Faucet's On Fire Amazon
7Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore There But for Fortune Amazon
8The Byrds Draft Morning The Notorious Byrd Brothers Amazon
9Barry McGuire Eve of Destruction Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1965 Amazon
10Bruce Cockburn If I Had A Rocket Launcher Waiting For A Miracle: Singles 1970-1987 Amazon
11Randy Newman Political Science The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1 Amazon
12Joan Baez The President Sang Amazing Grace Whistle Down the Wind Amazon
13Drive-By Truckers What It Means American Band Amazon
14Drive-By Truckers Guns Of Umpqua American Band Amazon
15Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is Call It What It Is Amazon
16Mavis Staples We Go High If All I Was Was Black Amazon
17Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
18C.O.R.E. Freedom Singers Get Your Rights, Jack Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
19Nina Simone To Be Young, Gifted And Black Forever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs Of Freedom And Spirit Amazon
20The Staple Singers Freedom Highway Freedom Highway Amazon
21The Almanac Singers Dear Mr. President Woody Guthrie And American Folk Giants Amazon
22Woody Guthrie This Land Is Your Land American Roots Music [Disc 3] Amazon
23Joan Baez I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 4] Amazon
24Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 2 Amazon
25Randy Newman Every Man a King Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
26Randy Newman Rednecks Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
27The Blind Boys of Alabama Pray for Peace Almost Home Amazon
28Public Enemy Fight The Power Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music Amazon

100 Years Ago

We’re taking this ‘Century of America’s Music’ theme quite serious this week. The tracks we’ll be playing are from the the first few decades of the 20th Century.  Parlor music had lost its attraction by the turn of the century in favor of minstrel, vaudeville, and the emergence of Tin Pan Alley.  Ragtime and jazz would evolve in an organic manner and blues would inform much of the jazz and band music that would become popular with the advent of the Victrola. Music today includes tracks from Vernon Dahlart, Billy Murray, Frank Crumit, and Ben Selvin & His Orchestra as we find the music of the teens and early 20s on a show that keeps our tagline strong. Tune in for this celebration of American popular music in its infancy.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2W.C. Handy Livery Stable Blues Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
3Burt Williams Nobody Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
4Felix Arndt Desecration Rag The Big Broadcast vol. 9 Amazon
5Paramount Symphony Orchestra Made In America (Pm 2008, 60-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
6Harry McClaskey Your Country And My Country (Pm 2011, 2011-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
7Arthur Fields Good Morning, Mr. Zip, Zip, Zip (Pm 2052, 2052-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
8Whit Cunliffe Hoch, Hoch Der Kaiser! Novelty Songs 1914-1946: Crazy & Obscure Amazon
9Original Dixieland Jazz Band Tiger Rag 78s Amazon
10Billy Murray The Little Old Ford Novelty Songs 1914-1946: Crazy & Obscure Amazon
11Edith Day, Rosario Bourdon Alice Blue Gown Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 20's Amazon
12Paul Whiteman Whispering Greatest Hits Amazon
13Billy Murray I'll See You In C-U-B-A Echoes From The 1920's Disc 1 Amazon
14Ben Selvin & His Orchestra Dardanella Dardanella Amazon
15Ben Selvin & His Orchestra I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles Dardanella Amazon
16Al Jolson Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night (1916) Columbia-1976 Amazon
17Al Jolson Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land (World War I Song) (1918) Columbia-2542 (77753) Amazon
18Vernon Dalhart Can't Yo' Hear Me Callin' Caroline? Puttin on the Style Amazon
19Fisk Jubilee Singers O Mary Don't You Weep Don't You Mourn Recordings In Chonological Order, Vol. 2: 1915-1920 Amazon
20Fisk Jubilee Singers Shout All Over God's Heaven Recordings In Chonological Order, Vol. 2: 1915-1920 Amazon
21Van Eps Trio Ragging The Scale (Pm 2050, 87R-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
22Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Everybody's Crazy 'Bout The Doggone Blues Jazz In The Charts Vol. 1 – Tiger Rag Amazon
23Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Indianola (Those Draftin' Blues) Jazz In The Charts Vol. 1 – Tiger Rag Amazon
24Pale K. Lua The Rosary …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
25Frank Crumit I'm a Lonesome Little Rain Drop (1920) Columbia-3332 (79460) Amazon
26Louise, Ferera and Rose Aloha Land (Pm 30060, 245-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
27Helen Louise & Frank Derera's Hawaiians Kai Maia O ka Maoli With My Little Ukulele in My Hand Amazon
28Helen Louise & Palakiko Ferreira – Moana Lua Hawaiian Hula Medley Hawaiian Rainbow – Hawaiian Music on Edison Records Amazon
29Ford's Hawaiian Orchestra Kahola March Hawaiian Rainbow – Hawaiian Music on Edison Records Amazon
30Al Jolson Swanee Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
31Bert Williams Moon Shines On The Moonshine, The A Tribute To Black Entertainers #1 Amazon
32Mamie Smith Crazy Blues American Roots Music [Disc 2] Amazon

Tell Old Bill

We’ve got another free form collection of sounds for a Friday in Sonoma County. The July heat has us moving a little slower as everything around us appears to move at breakneck speed. So the idea is to help us find our center and we do that with sounds from the islands with Joe Keawe and Arthur Lyman, soul from the heart by Solomon Burke and Betty Everett, and some tradition with a mix of Johnny Cash, Ry Cooder, and Bob Wills. We find our muse throughout with David Lindley and El Rayo-X. Join us.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Tell Old Bill Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Amazon
3K.C. Douglas Mercury Blues Classic Blues From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
4Jackson Browne & David Lindley Mercury Blues Love Is Strange [Disc 1] Amazon
5Warren Zevon Gorilla, You're A Desperado I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) [Disc 1] Amazon
6Billy Butler & The Enchanters I Can't Work No Longer Kent's Cellar Of Soul: Volume 2 Amazon
7The Temptations Papa Was A Rollin' Stone Anthology, Vol. 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
8Chris Barber's Jazz Band Petite Fleur (Little FLower) Your Hit Parade -1959 Amazon
9Joanie Sommers Johnny Get Angry Gems from the Warner Brothers Vault (Pt. 1) Amazon
10Arthur Lyman Group Maui Chimes The Best of the Arthur Lyman Group Amazon
11Sol K. Bright's Hollywaiians Tomi Tomi Vintage Hawaiian Music: The Great Singers 1928 – 1934 Amazon
12Joe Keawe My Little Grass Shack Hapa-Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics – Vintage Hawaiian Treasures: Vol. I Amazon
13Dave Van Ronk My Little Grass Shack (In Kealakekua, Hawaii) A Chrestomathy [Disc 2] Amazon
14Ry Cooder Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now) Jazz (Remaster 2013) Amazon
15Rhiannon Giddens Up Above My Head Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe Singing in My Soul The Original Soul Sister: Singing in My Soul [Disc 3] Amazon
17Etta James Something's Got a Hold on Me Chess Blues Disc 4 Amazon
18Betty Everett You're No Good Something's Got A Hold On Me Amazon
19Solomon Burke If You Need Me Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
20The Impressions Gypsy Woman Hit The Road Jack: The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
21Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas And The Sinus Blues Having A Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best Of, Volume 1 Amazon
22Wild Tchoupitoulas Brother John Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan – Season 3 [[Disc 2]] Amazon
23Nappy Brown Goody Goody Gum Drop Night Time Is the Right Time [Disc 1] Amazon
24Johnny Cash Understand Your Man 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
25Johnny Cash Cindy[w. Nick Cave] Unearthed Vol 3 – Redemption Songs Amazon
26Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Get Along Home, Cindy Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 8 Amazon
27The Louvin Brothers I Wonder Where You Are Tonight Close Harmony [Disc 3] Amazon
28Jimmy Dean Big Bad John (Uncensored Version) Best of Answer Songs vol 3 Amazon
29Big Brother & the Holding Company/Janis Joplin Bye Bye Baby Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits Amazon
30Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers Get Along Home, Miss Cindy Arkansas at 78 RPM: Corn Dodgers & Hoss Hair Pullers Amazon
31David Lindley & El Rayo-X Texas Tango Very Greasy Amazon
32David Lindley Mercury Blues El Rayo-X Amazon

Carl Sandburg’s Songbag

Published in 1927, populist poet Carl Sandburg’s anthology of American folksongs was in print for over 70 years. It influenced generations of musicians and is a cornerstone in the foundation of American folk and tradition. Sandburg himself described it as a “ragbag of stripes and streaks of color from nearly all ends of the earth…rich with the diversity of the United States.” Today’s show pulls samples from the book featuring performances by Dan Zanes, Bob Dylan, The Weavers, The Blue Sky Boys, and David Rawlings. True Americana from the deeper wells of America’s music.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Zora Layman & The Hometowners When The Curtains Of The Night Are Pinned Back By The Stars Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats Amazon
3Johnny Cash The Streets of Laredo Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 2] Amazon
4Sons of the Pioneers Lone Star Trail Songs of the Prairie – CD2 Amazon
5Tex Ritter Whoopee Ti Yi Yo (Git Along Little Dogies) Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon
6The Weavers Get Along Little Dogies The Weavers Almanac Amazon
7Woody Guthrie Buffalo Skinners (traditional, arr. Woody Guthrie) Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
8Oscar Brand The Tenderfoot Pie In The Sky Amazon
9The Blue Sky Boys Trail To Mexico American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 1] Amazon
10Marc Williams The Little Old Sod Shanty On My Claim Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats Amazon
11Mac Wiseman Turkey In The Straw Sings Old Time Country Favorites Amazon
12The Blue Sky Boys Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet Presenting The Blue Sky Boys Amazon
13Dan Zanes I Was Born Almost Ten Thousand Years Ago Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
14Dan Zanes California Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
15Hylo Brown Sweet Betsy From Pike Legends & Tall Tales Amazon
16BR5-49 Sweet Betsy from Pike Song of America Amazon
17Tennessee Ernie Ford Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot This Lusty Land Amazon
18Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers The Old Gray Mare And The Skillet Lickers Vol. 2 Amazon
19David Rawlings Money Is the Meat in the Coconut Poor David's Almanack Amazon
20Kilby Snow Chicken Reel (Folk) Masters of Old-Time Country Autoharp Amazon
21The Everly Brothers Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Amazon
22Carolina Chocolate Drops Sourwood Mountain Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind Amazon
23Molly Mason & Jay Ungar The Lover's Lament The Lovers' Waltz Amazon
24Marty Robbins Red River Valley All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
25Dick Curless Red River Valley A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD2 (1950-1969) Amazon
26The Doc Watson Family One Morning In May Tradition Amazon
27Dave Van Ronk Kentucky Moonshiner Inside Dave Van Ronk Amazon
28Otis Redding Down In The Valley Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
29Slim Whitman Down In The Valley Country Greats #2 Amazon
30Bob Dylan Froggie Went A-Courtin' Good As I Been To You Amazon
31Tex Ritter Froggie Went A-Courtin' Singing In The Saddle Amazon
32Dan Zanes The Monkey's Wedding Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
33Doc Watson The Ship That Never Returned My Dear Old Southern Home Amazon
34Hank Penny It Ain't Gonna Rain No More King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon

Lonely Avenue

Blues from a lonely place. From blues to doo wop to southern soul…from behind prison walls to that singular window in that singular room looking out from a high-rise hotel onto a busy street in urban anywhere, America. Today’s music is all about being alone. Our show explores songs written with the lonesome muse on the shoulder. Ray Charles, Joe Liggins, Earl King, and Champion Jack Dupree join in as we ponder lonesome times from the heart of the solitary blues.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Booker T. & The MG's Lonely Avenue Green Onions Amazon
3Ray Charles Lonely Avenue Doc Pomus: Singer And Songwriter [Disc 2] Amazon
4Mel Walker Feelin' Mighty Lonesome Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 6] West Coast Blues V2 Amazon
5Johnny Ace So Lonely Memorial Album Amazon
6Smiley Turner Lonely Boy Blues Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 5]: West Coast Blues V1 Amazon
7Julia Lee Have You Ever Been Lonely Kansas City Star [Disc 2] Amazon
8Irma Thomas Woman Left Lonely My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon
9Maxine Sullivan Kind'a Lonesome Classic Hoagy Carmichael [Disc 1] Amazon
10T-Bone Walker Blue Mood Best Of Black & White & Imperial Years Amazon
11Shakey Jake Gimme A Smile The Bluesville Years Volume 10: Country Roads, Country Days Amazon
12The Holmes Brothers I'm So Lonely Simple Truths Amazon
13Joe Liggins Blues For Tanya Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Amazon
14Sam Cooke Lonely Island The Man Who Invented Soul [Box Set] (1 of 4) Amazon
15Eddie Burns Lonely Man Plea Delmark: 50 Years Of Jazz & Blues: Blues [Disc 1] Amazon
16James Winfield Lonely, Lonely, Nights Lonely Lonely Nights Amazon
17Champion Jack Dupree Lonely Road Blues Two Classic Albums Plus Singles Amazon
18Chris Kenner I'm Lonely, Take Me Land of 1000 Dances Amazon
19Earl King Those Lonely Lonely Nights Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
20Eddie Boyd Got Lonesome Here Third Degree (The Blues Collection Vol.58) Amazon
21Johnny Bragg Hurt & Lonely The Johnny Bragg Story Amazon
22Violet Hall (All Alone) I Sit And Cry The Mercury Blues Story (1945-1955) – Southwest Blues, Vol. 2 Amazon
23Fats Domino I'm Alone Because I Love You Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 8 Amazon
24Clarence "Frogman" Henry Lonely Street Ain't Got No Home: The Best Of Clarence "Frogman" Henry Amazon
25Freddie King Lonesome Whistle Blues Ultimate Collection Amazon
26Lowell Fulson Everyday I Have The Blues Trying to Find My Baby Amazon
27Smiley Lewis Lonesome Highway ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon
28Nappy Brown I'm Getting Lonesome Down In The Alley – The Complete Savoy Singles A's & B's Amazon
29Little Richard Lonesome And Blue The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
30Ray Charles & Betty Carter Alone Together Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated To You Amazon
31Ella Fitzgerald I'm the Lonesomest Gal in Town Chronological Classics: Ella Fitzgerald 1940-41 Amazon
32Lillie Mae Kirkman Lonesome Female Blues – The Remaining Titles Vol. 2 (1938-1949) Amazon
33Julia Lee Back Street (06-13-47) 1947 Amazon

Women of 60s Southern Soul

Their songs are iconic and their voices, unforgettable. From the deep south and southeast, from the church choirs to the small urban clubs, there were only a handful of female soul vocalists who hit it big with crossover chart sounds.  But there were so many more whose voices did not find the venue or the right producer or label to take them to the next level. They were mostly unknown but in our show this week, we’ll try to share examples of what might have been. We’ll hear from Veda Brown, Carla Thomas, Ruby Johnson, and the great Judy Clay on a show full of upbeat and backbeat soul, brass, Stax, and Volt. Discover those female soul sounds that continue to inspire and influence…here on Deeper Roots on a Friday morning in West County.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Veda Brown Short Stopping Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
3Barbara & the Browns In My Heart The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
4Barbara & the Browns My Lover The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
5Carla Thomas B-A-B-Y Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
6Carla Thomas I Want to Be Your Baby The Queen Alone Amazon
7Carla Thomas Give Me Enough (To Keep Me Going) The Queen Alone [Expanded Reissue] Amazon
8Jean Wells Have A Little Mercy Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
9Jean Wells Ordinary Woman Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
10Barbara Stephens I Don't Worry 60's Southern Soul, Vol. 2 Amazon
11Veda Brown Take It Off Her (And Put It On Me) Private Numbers Amazon
12Barbara Lynn You'll Lose A Good Thing Art Laboe's Dedicated To You, Vol. 2 Amazon
13Barbara Lynn You're Losing Me After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
14Ruby Johnson Come to Me My Darling The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (6 of 9) Amazon
15Ruby Johnson I'll Run Your Hurt Away Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
16Irma Thomas Gone Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
17Irma Thomas Look Up (AKA Whenever) Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
18Irma Thomas Ruler of My Heart Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
19Mitty Collier I Had A Talk With My Man Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
20Sugar Pie DeSanto Here You Come Running Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
21Fontella Bass The Soul Of A Man Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
22Judy Clay You Can't Run Away from Your Heart The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (8 of 9) Amazon
23Judy Clay & William Bell Private Number Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
24Judy Clay & William Bell Love-Eye-Tis Private Numbers Amazon
25Betty Harris Cry to Me Soul from the South Amazon
26Betty Harris Mean Man Soul from the South Amazon
27Betty Harris I'm Evil Tonight Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky 2-2 1957- Amazon
28Linda Lyndell What A Man Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
29Etta James Pushover Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
30Wendy Rene Give You What I Got The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
31Wendy Rene After Laughter (Comes Tears) Oxford American 10th Anniversary Music Sampler, [Disc 1]: "Future Masters" [Oxford American, 2008] Amazon
32Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
33Shirley Brown Woman To Woman Stax Number Ones Amazon

Dylan & The Gospel

The argument has been made that Bob Dylan’s earliest music contained more prophetic prose than his deep dive into the Christian faith in Slow Train Coming. His pen had always leaned on the big story lines of Old and New Testaments but he went all out, much as he did in his ‘rock’ conversion, when he made the direct connection to matters of the soul that he would find in the Bible. This week’s show features the gospel songs of Bob Dylan, performed by gospel greats The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Fairfield Four, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, and so many others. Tune into Sonoma County Community radio for a Dylan gospel fest including Maria Muldaur and Willie Nile.

 

Highway to Heaven

The first of two gospel Friday mornings coming up on Deeper Roots in June. This week, we’ll follow a ‘heavenly’ theme. The Christian vision of afterlife’s reward is expressed in music on a Friday morning in West County (of all places). There will be country and black gospel sounds emanating from the UMC in downtown Sebastopol on KOWS radio as we share performances about heaven including the electric voices of Marion Williams and Marie Knight; the rocking celebration of the good book from Sister Rosetta and Brother Claude Ely; and country gospel enlightenment from Willie and Bobbie Nelson. This one is worth the wait and worth it’s weight in heavenly gold. Tune in!

 

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Thomas A. Dorsey with Alex Bradford It's A Highway To Heaven Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey Amazon
3Fisk Jubilee Singers Shout All Over God's Heaven Recordings In Chonological Order, Vol. 2: 1915-1920 Amazon
4The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir Heaven Belongs To You Shakin' The Rafters Amazon
5The Staple Singers What Are They Doing? (In Heaven Today) Amen/Why Amazon
6Washington Phillips What Are They Doing In Heaven Today Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
7Mahalia Jackson A City Called Heaven Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns Amazon
8Mahalia Jackson Walk Over God's Heaven 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
9Clara Ward When We All Get To Heaven The Very Greatest Amazon
10Sister Rosetta Tharpe Walk All Over To God's Heaven Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
11Original Gospel Stars I Want To Go To Heaven Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
12Blind Gussie Nesbit Canaan's Land When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
13Mother McCollum When I Take My Vacation In Heaven When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
14Willie and Bobbie Nelson When We All Get To Heaven Farther Along Amazon
15Patsy Cline Life's Railway to Heaven Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
16Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys I'll Reap My Harvest In Heaven King of Country Music [Disc 3] : Fireball Mail Amazon
17Alison Krauss & The Cox Family Walk Over God's Heaven New Country December 1994 Amazon
18The Stanley Brothers Angels Are Singing (In Heaven Tonight) [Album Version] The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers Amazon
19Jimmy Martin Little Angels In Heaven Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
20Ethel Davenport & Ehel Davenport Singers Heavenly Express Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
21The Staple Singers On My Way To Heaven Four Classic Albums Amazon
22Blind Gussie Nesbit Pure Religion When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
23Sister Cally Fancy Goin' On To Heaven In The Sanctified Way Goodbye, Babylon – Deliverance Will Come [Disc 2] Amazon
24Sister Rosetta Tharpe Heaven Is Not My Home Vol. 3-1946-47 Complete Record Amazon
25Sister Rosetta Tharpe Beams of Heaven The Original Soul Sister: This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
26Marie Knight Seal Of Heaven Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
27Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes Heaven I Heard So Much About It I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Amazon
28Dorothy Love Coates When I Reach My Heavenly Home The Best Of Dorothy Love Coates And The Original Gospel Harmonettes Amazon
29Marion Williams Sometimes I Ring Up Heaven Packin' Up Amazon
30The Davis Sisters Too Close To Heaven Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 4] Amazon
31The Swan Silvertones Heavenly Light Shine On Me Heavenly Light Amazon
32The Golden Gate Quartet No Restricted Signs (Up in Heaven) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) Amazon
33Brother Claude Ely I Want To Go To Heaven Satan Get Back Amazon
34Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell The Essential Guide To Gospel Amazon

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