California’s Burning

We are remembering what happened here in Sonoma County last October when the firestorm hit, devastating communities and lives. Over 5000 homes and dozens of lives were lost. Disaster struck overnight and our music today reflects back with songs of disaster, songs of burning hell, and music that reminds us that Mother Nature will have its way. Blues from John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, traditional country gospel from Bill Neely and Kitty Wells, and more in a Friday evening remembrance.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The David Thom Band California's Burning That Old Familiar Amazon
3Under The Radar Ride These Flames Beyond The Niche Amazon
4Kitty Wells He Will Set Your Fields on Fire Dust on the Bible (1959) Amazon
5Kilby Snow, Mike Seeger He Will Set Your Fields On Fire Close To Home: Old Time Music From Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 Amazon
6Clyde Moody 06 – Where There's Smoke (There's Bound to Be Fire) The Hillbilly Waltz King Amazon
7Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell Texas Law & Justice Amazon
8Howlin' Wolf The Natchez Burning Blues From Hell Amazon
9John Lee Hooker Burning Hell The Ultimate Collection 1948-1990 [Disc 2] Amazon
10John Lee Hooker The Motor City Is Burning The Definitive Collection Amazon
11Otis Spann Burning Fire The Great Blues Men Amazon
12Bob Brozman American House Fire Blues Fire in the Mind Amazon
13Dave Alvin Barn Burning King Of California Amazon
14Dave Alvin California's Burning Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
15John Mellencamp Eden Is Burning John Mellencamp Amazon
16Dixon Brothers The School House Fire Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove Of Vintage 78s: 1926-1937 Amazon
17J. H. Howell Burning Of Cleveland School Classic Field Recordings Amazon
18Max Steiner And The MGM Studio Orhestra Atlanta in Flames Gone With the Wind Amazon
19Dixie Jubilee Singers & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet What's You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? Dixie Jubilee Singers (1924-1928) & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet (1931) Amazon
20Selah Jubilee Singers I'm Tormented In The Flames Complete Recorded Works – Vol. 1 (1939-1941) Amazon
21Sisters Of Song In God's House Fire In My Bones : Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 Amazon
22Mandolin Orange Wildfire Blindfaller Amazon
23Lightnin' Hopkins Burnin' in L.A. Po' Lightnin' Amazon
24D.L. Menard/Eddie LeJeune/Ken Smith Les Flammes D'Enfer (The Flames of Hell) The Best of Louisiana Music [Rounder] Amazon
25Jude Taylor and His Burning Flames Burnin Flames Special Putomayo Presents Zydeco Amazon
26Buckwheat Zydeco Where There's Smoke There's Fire Menagerie Amazon
27Buddy Miller Fire and Water Universal United House Of Prayer Amazon
28Janiva Magness Your House Is Burnin' Love Wins Again Amazon

Roger Miller Tribute

There’s a new tribute album out, celebrating the music of country renaissance troubadour Roger Miller.  Produced by his son Dean it’s a fully formed varietal that, as Rolling Stone magazine critic Stephen Betts notes, features a dazzling lineup after being beset by repeated delays since 2015. Miller was an extraordinary songwriter with offbeat humor, part Hank Williams, part Will Rogers, and a poet of the uncommon whose song King of the Road “was positively average compared to his other oddball compositions, including Dang Me, Chug-a-Lug, and You Can’t Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd” as Betts goes on to point out. Our show features tracks from the album, some other notable covers of Roger Miller’s music, and, of course, some wacky, some tame originals from Roger himself.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Asleep at the Wheel Chug-A-Lug (feat. Huey Lewis) King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Amazon
3Roger Miller Dad Blame Anything A Man Can't Quit King Of The Road – The Genius Of Roger Miller (CD2) Amazon
4Doug Kershaw You Don't Want My Love The Best Of Doug Kershaw Amazon
5Ernest Tubb Half a Mind Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection Amazon
6Faron Young A World So Full of Love The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (2 of 2) Amazon
7Emmylou Harris; Rodney Crowell Invitation to the Blues Old Yellow Moon Amazon
8George Jones Tall Tall Trees George Jones The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
9Roger Miller Tall, Tall Trees King Of The Road – The Genius Of Roger Miller (CD3) Amazon
10Roger Miller My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died The Complete Smash-Mercury Singles Amazon
11Charley Pride Billy Bayou 20 Classics Amazon
12Jim Reeves Home Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
13Roger Miller Little Green Apples All Time Greatest Hits Amazon
14Bill Kirchen Husbands and Wives (Album) Word To The Wise Amazon
15Roger Miller/Willie Nelson Husbands and Wives Old Friends/Funny How Time Slips Away Amazon
16Willie Nelson Old Friends One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
17Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard Old Friends King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Amazon
18Patsy Cline When Your House Is Not A Home [Radio Transcription] The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
19Little Jimmy Dickens When Your House Is Not A Home Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
20Merle Haggard Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go Chicago Wind Amazon
21Ray Price Invitation To The Blues Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
22Jon Rauhouse Pardon This Coffin The Executioners Last Songs, Volume 3 Amazon
23Roger Miller King Of The Road The Best Of : Vol 2 Amazon
24Dick Curless King of the Road A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD4 (1950-1969) Amazon
25Roger Miller Kansas City Star The Best Of : Vol 2 Amazon
26Kacey Musgraves Kansas City Star King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Amazon
27Roger Miller Dang Me King Of The Road – The Genius Of Roger Miller (CD1) Amazon
28Willie Nelson When Two Worlds Collide Old Friends/Funny How Time Slips Away Amazon
29Alison Krauss You Oughta Be Here With Me / I've Been a Long Time Leaving (feat. The Cox Family) King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Amazon
30Alison Krauss River In The Rain Windy City Amazon
31Roger Miller Where Have All The Average People Gone King Of The Road – The Genius Of Roger Miller (CD3) Amazon
32Roger Miller Hoppy's Gone The Best Of : Vol 2 Amazon
33The Dead South One Dying And A Burying King Of The Road: A Tribute To Roger Miller [Disc 2] Amazon
34Nick Lowe Old Toy Trains Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family Amazon
35Roger Miller (The Day I Jumped) From Uncle Harvey's Plane The Best Of : Vol 2 Amazon

Yip Harburg Tribute

Yip Harburg was a songmaker. He was part of a select few in the early to mid-century who found their calling as lyricists, writing words that transformed music to story and story to film and Broadway spectacles. We could gloss over his contributions by simply saying “he’s the guy who wrote Over The Rainbow or April in Paris or Brother, Can You Spare a Dime”. But his career was more than that. It’s no secret that Yip’s politics were carefully crafted in song. The phrases “honky-tonk parade” and “Barnum and Bailey world” were veiled criticisms of the “phony as it can be” corporate and political leadership in America, written by a freethinking, socially conscious lyricist. Our show today will honor some of his best songs and include interview excerpts featuring both Yip and his son, Ernie.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The George Shearing Quintet And Orchestra What Is There To Say White Satin Black Satin Amazon
3Anita O'Day Old Devil Moon Anita Sings The Most Amazon
4Frank Sinatra It's Only A Paper Moon Swing And Dance With Frank Sinatra Amazon
5Peggy Lee Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe The Best of Miss Peggy Lee [Bonus DVD] Disc 1 Amazon
6Martha Tilton How Are Things In Glocca Morra? The Liltin' Miss Tilton [Disc 2] Amazon
7Nellie Lutcher April In Paris Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 2] Amazon
8Lena Horne Ain't It The Truth Lena Horne: A Musical Anthology Amazon
9Lena Horne Then I'll Be Tired of You Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
10Nat King Cole Trio Then I'll Be Tired Of You The Nat King Cole Trio: The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions [Disc 3] Amazon
11Ella Logan How Are Things in Glocca Morra? The Best of Broadway: The Late '40s Amazon
12Ray Bolger If I Only Had A Brain The Wizard Of Oz Amazon
13Groucho Marx & Bing Crosby Lydia The Tattooed Lady The Marx Brothers Greatest Hits Amazon
14Ella Logan When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
15Judy Garland Over The Rainbow That's Entertainment! The Best Of The MGM Musicals Amazon
16Judy Garland We're Off To See The Wizard The Wizard Of Oz Amazon
17David Wayne When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
18Don Francks & Petula Clark Old Devil Moon – Finian's Rainbow Warner Bros.: 75 Years Of Film Music – Songs (3) Amazon
19Dinah Washington Look To The Rainbow Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [Disc 2] Amazon
20Carmen McRae The Eagle and Me Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
21Blossom Dearie Down With Love Once Upon A Summertime Amazon
22Jeri Southern Down with Love Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
23Dean Martin I'm Yours Late at Night with Dean Martin Amazon
24Judy Garland Paris Is A Lonely Town – Gay Purr-Ee Warner Bros.: 75 Years Of Film Music – Songs (3) Amazon
25Judy Garland The Jitterbug Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
26Bing Crosby Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
27Rudy Vallee Brother Can You Spare A Dime Vagabond Lover Amazon
28Barbara Cook and Jerome Courtland Here's to Your Illusions Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
29Count Basie April In Paris Ken Burns Jazz: Count Basie Amazon

Jukebox Saturday Night

A few years back we celebrated the record, the radio, and disc jockeys on a couple of themed shows. We’re going to rev that theme up once again, but with a bit of a twist. This morning’s show pays tribute to that nickel, dime, and quarter evaporator known as the jukebox. We’ll also extend the music selections to include sounds of record hops, soda fountains, and the healthiest way to partake in any or all of the festivities.  Tune in for new and old, including country sounds from Kitty Wells, Buck Owens, and Bill Walker; R&B from Shirley & Lee, Charles Bronw, and The Marigolds; and pop straightaways from Gale Storm, Dodie Stevens, and Brook Benton. All this on a Friday evening on KWTF community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Edmunds A. 1 on the Juke Box Tracks on Wax 4 Amazon
3Margie Singleton Old Records One More Record Please Amazon
4Dodie Stevens I Wore Out My Record Ultimate Collection Amazon
5Gale Storm Love By The Jukebox Light Dark Moon * The Best Of Gale Storm Amazon
6Teresa Brewer Music! Music! Music! Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
7Kenny Loran One More Record Please One More Record Please Amazon
8Shirley & Lee Somebody Put A Jukebox In The Study Hall Shirley & Lee Rock Amazon
9Buck Owens Put A Quarter In The Jukebox Hot Dog Amazon
10Bill Haley with the Saddlemen Jukebox Cannonball From Western Swing to R-O-C-K (2): Rock the Joint Amazon
11Joshua Hedley Mr. Jukebox Mr. Jukebox Amazon
12Ernest Tubb Mr. Jukebox Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
13Mel Tillis Jukebox Man (Single Version) The Best of Mel Tillis Amazon
14Kitty Wells I Heard the Jukebox Playing Singles Amazon
15Vernon Oxford Turn The Record Over One More Record Please Amazon
16Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper Don't Play That Song (On The Juke Box Tonight) One More Record Please Amazon
17Katy Moffatt Stoned At The Jukebox A Collection Of Drinking Songs Amazon
18Billy Walker The Record The World Is A Monster Amazon
19Charles Senns Dig Me A Crazy Record One More Record Please Amazon
20Willie Nelson Mr. Record Man Nite Life: Greatest Hits & Rare Tracks (1959-1971) Amazon
21June Carter Cash Juke Box Blues Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
22Dinah Washington Record Ban Blues Gold Amazon
23Slim Gaillard Quartet Jumpin' At The Record Shop Laughing in Rhythm: Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti) [Disc 3] Amazon
24Jon And Sondra Steele They All Recorded To Beat The Ban One More Record Please Amazon
25Bull Moose Jackson Big Ten-Inch Record Risque Rhythm: Nasty 50s R&B Amazon
26Brook Benton Hit Record Mercury 1962 Amazon
27The Marigolds Juke Box Rock & Roll The Johnny Bragg Story Amazon
28Tex Beneke, The Modernaires Jukebox Saturday Night Stagedoor Canteen Music Of The War Years Vol 1 Amazon
29Snookum Russell Juke Box Boogie Woogie Chick Swing-O-Rama : Beautiful Babies Amazon
30Hadda Brooks Jukebox Boogie That's My Desire Amazon
31Hardrock Gunter Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby Gonna Rock 'n' Roll, Gonna Dance All Night Amazon
32The Hi-Flyers Juke Box Jump Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
33Lattie Moore The Jukebox And The Phone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
34BR5-49 A1 On The Jukebox Dog Days Amazon
35Si Cranstoun Jukebox Jump Old School Amazon
36Luke Wills Rhythm Busters A Nickel In The Jukebox Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon

Diddy Wah Diddy

This morning’s show finds a festive free form summer set featuring the usual suspects and a whole lot of fine sounds from the deeper wells. We’ll be sharing country classics from George Jones, Floyd Tillman, and Pee Wee King as well as some sweet upbeat R&B from Clyde McPhatter, Big Maybelle, and Ivory Joe. Taj Mahal, some doo wop pioneers, and the great Ella Fitzgerald will round things out in a free form fest on Sonoma County Community Radio. Tune in at 9am Pacific at www.kows.fm/listen.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Taj Mahal Diddy Wah Diddy Maestro Amazon
3Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Oh Chuck It (In a Bucket) Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
4Hank Williams My Bucket's Got A Hole In It The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 18 Amazon
5Hank Williams I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Living The History Of Country & Western Music (Disc 19) Amazon
6Johnny Cash The Night Hank Williams Came To Town Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
7Leon Russell Love's Gonna Live Here Legend in My Time – Hank Wilson Vol. III Amazon
8Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue Jones On the Jukebox Set Two Amazon
9George Jones I Always Get Lucky With You With Mark Knopfler Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets Amazon
10Porter Wagoner Highway Headin' South The Essential Porter Wagoner Amazon
11Red Saunders & His Orchestra Hambone OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
12Lillian Briggs Can't Stop Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
13Big Maybelle Rock House Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
14Clyde McPhatter Just to Hold My Hand Atlantic and Mercury Sessions – Disc 1 Amazon
15Ivory Joe Hunter It's A Sin Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter (1950-1951) Amazon
16Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots I'm Making Believe R&B Jukebox Hits 1944 Amazon
17The Ink Spots Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees) Greatest Hits Amazon
18The Dubs Could This Be Magic The Roots Of Frank Zappa Amazon
19The Cadillacs Gloria The Cadillacs Meet The Orioles Amazon
20Pee Wee King Slow Poke Classic Country Hits 'Your Cheatin Heart' Disc 3 Amazon
21Rusty Draper The Shifting Whispering Sands Your Hit Parade – 1955 Amazon
22Floyd Tillman This Cold War With You The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 17 Amazon
23Foy Willing Texas Blues History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 9 Amazon
24Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) X's From Down In Texas – 1958 Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
25The Light Crust Doughboys Stay Out Of The South 1936-1941 Amazon
26Bobby Bare They Covered Up the Old Swimming Hole Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
27Eilen Jewell Whispering Sea Butcher Holler Amazon
28Cookie & His Cupcakes Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
29Big Jay McNeely & His Blue Jays Deacon's Hop Jump, Jive & Swing Amazon
30Little Esther & the Dominoes The Deacon Moves In Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
31Bull Moose Jackson Fare Thee Well, Deacon Jones, Fare Thee Well Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
32Jimmy Durante Little Bit This, Little Bit That The Great Schnozzle Amazon
33Annette Hanshaw I Want To Be Bad Annette Hanshaw, Volume 6, 1929 (1999) Amazon
34Ozzie & Harriet Nelson I Want the Waiter with the Water The Nelson Touch Amazon
35Taj Mahal Take a Giant Step In Progress and In Motion (1965-1998) (3 of 3) Amazon

Great Gospel

Deeper Roots goes to the deeper wells of black American gospel which is one of the more powerful examples of bedrock sounds that we play here on our show. This show includes hand-picked classics such as “The Old Rugged Cross”, “Joshua Fit the Battle”, “Trouble in My Way”, and a medley of freedom classics from the SNCC Freedom Singers. It’s a mix of jubilee quartets, female gospel greats, sensational musical sermons, as well as Aretha, Sister Tharpe, Mahalia, and The Staples. Tune in for more….a whole lot more.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Blind Boys Of Alabama Freedom Road Higher Ground Amazon
3Mahalia Jackson Didn't It Rain 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
4Marie Knight The Old Rugged Cross Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
5Marie Knight Walk With Me The Great Gospel Women Amazon
6SNCC Freedom Singers Woke Up This Morning Crossroads: Southern Roots Amazon
7The Freedom Singers Freedom Medley:Freedom Chant, Oh Freedom, This Little Light Of Mine Voices Of the Civil Rights Movement Amazon
8Joseph Crawford and unidentified vocalist Free At Las' 2- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
9Southern Sons I'm Free At Last (1942) 1940's Vocal Groups: Southern Sons (1941-44) & Richmond's Harmonizing Four (1943) Amazon
10Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers Mean Old World The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
11Aretha Franklin Precious Lord (Part One) Lovely Jazz Gospel & Blues Amazon
12Marion Williams Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares The Great Gospel Women Amazon
13Clara Ward Singers Somebody Bigger Than You & I Somebody Bigger Than You & I Amazon
14Morris Brown Quartet Climbing Up The Mountain I Hear Music In The Air Amazon
15Southern Sons Lift Every Voice And Sing I Hear Music In The Air Amazon
16The Swan Silvertones Trouble In My Way Love Lifted Me Amazon
17Bill Landford And The Landfordaires Trouble Of This World [Album Version] The Gospel Tradition: The Roots And The Branches, Vol. 1 Amazon
18Fisk Jubilee Singers Joshua Fit The Battle American Roots Music [Disc 3] Amazon
19Leonard de Paur conducting choir We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder 5- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
20Gospel Tones Roll, Jordan, Roll Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
21The Sensational Nightingales Freedom After a While Great Gospel – People Get Ready Amazon
22Reverend Robert Ballinger So Glad 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon
23Mahalia Jackson I'm on My Way To Canaan 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
24The Trumpeteers I'll Fly Away Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
25Sister Rosetta Tharpe Stand By Me Complete Recorded Works, 1938 – 1944; Volume 1 Amazon
26The Belleville A Cappella Choir of the Church of God and Saints of Christ Great Camp Meeting… – Swing Low… – Steal Away – What Kind… – Oh Them… – I'm a Soldier… (Medley of Spirituals) Southern Journey Vol 11: Honor the Lamb Amazon
27The Staple Singers Swing Down, Chariot Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
28The Staple Singers Uncloudy Day Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
29Golden Gate Quartet God's Gonna Cut 'em Down 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
30The Dixie Hummingbirds Christian's Automobile Thank You For One More Day: The 70th Anniversary Of The Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
31Southern Sons Above My Head, I Hear The Music In The Air I Hear Music In The Air Amazon
32Arizona Dranes Bye & Bye We're Going To See The King He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul Of Arizona Dranes Amazon

Deeper Merle Travis

Merle Travis’ influence on country music cannot be ignored. Along with a select few entertainers of the mid-century, he bridged the hillbilly and Appalachian folk institutions to the Golden Age of Country. His influences were not only the ‘picking style’, but also his keen sense of populist stories told from the front lines.  We’ll hear from and early influence, Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers, as well as those he influenced. All songs written by Merle and some performed by Merle himself. Our show will also feature Merle Travis interview excerpts from the sixties.  It’s a Friday morning collection of the very best of Merle Travis.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merle Travis I'll See You In My Dreams The Guitar Picker CD3 (1951-53) Amazon
3Joe Maphis & Merle Travis Alabama Jubilee Country Guitar Thunder (Joe Maphis & Merle Travis 1977-1981) Amazon
4John McEuen Merle Travis Story Live in L.A. Amazon
5The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Cannonball Rag Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 2 Amazon
6The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Dark as a Dungeon Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 1 Amazon
7The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Doc Watson and Merle Travis: First Meeting Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 2 Amazon
8Willie Nelson Dark As A Dungeon Country Music Amazon
9Tennessee Ernie Ford Dark As A Dungeon Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 2] Amazon
10Willie Nelson Sixteen Tons Remember Me, Vol. 1 Amazon
11The Platters Sixteen Tons The Magic Touch: An Anthology Amazon
12James & Bobby Purify 16 Tons The Best Of Amazon
13Hank Penny Merle's Buck Dance Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
14Merle Travis Introduction / Nine Pound Hammer Ash Grove 12/9/1966 Amazon
15The Kentucky Colonels Nine Pound Hammer Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics Amazon
16The Country Gentlemen I Am a Pilgrim On the Road (And More) Amazon
17Johnny Cash Loading Coal [Album Version] Ride This Train Amazon
18Merle Travis Start Even Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
19Merle Travis No Vacancy The Guitar Picker CD1 – Divorce Me C. O. D. Amazon
20Ernest Tubb So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
21Gid Tanner, Clayton McMichen, Riley Puckett, Lowe Stokes, Fate Norris Possum Hunt on Stump House Mountain, Part 1 Lead Kindly Light Amazon
22Bill Frisell Cannonball Rag (Merle Travis) Guitar In The Space Age Amazon
23Johnny Bond Divorce Me C.O.D. Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
24Tex Ritter Everybody Likes A Little Lovin' High Noon Amazon
25Tex Williams & His Western Caravan Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
26Spade Cooley & His Orchestra Steel Guitar Rag Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
27Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys With Merle Travis Wildwood Flower Swing West – vol 2 – Guitar Slingers Amazon
28Merle Travis Philosophy Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
29Merle Travis Too Much Sugar For A Dime Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
30The Everly Brothers Muskrat Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. Disc 1 Amazon
31Doc Watson/Merle Watson Smoke, Smoke, Smoke Black Mountain Rag Amazon
32Tennessee Ernie Ford That's All Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon
33Ricky Skaggs Sweet Temptation Favorite Country Songs Amazon
34Merle Travis When My Baby Double Talks To Me Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
35Merle Travis When Rosie Riccoola Do The Hoola Ma Boola The Guitar Picker CD1 – Divorce Me C. O. D. Amazon

Tragic Country Tales

Tales of lonesome saddles, lost loves, broken hearts, and lonely rooms…a mood, a tone, and short vignettes so common among those themes of country music. We’ve got that and much more in this week’s episode of Deeper Roots. Performances from Grandpa Jones, The Stanley Brothers, Lefty Frizzell, Mel Tillis, and many others, will take us on a ride on a country road, drinking new wine from an old jug. That will also include stories of highway mishaps, the bottom of the bottle, and a mystery of the Tallahatchie Bridge. Friday solemn sounds from the past century on Sonoma County community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobbie Gentry Ode To Billie Joe Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1967 Amazon
3Elvis Presley Don't Cry Daddy Always on My Mind Amazon
4Tammy Wynette D-I-V-O-R-C-E Country Legends Amazon
5Hank Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 24 Greatest Amazon
6Bobby Bare Jeannie4s Last Kiss (1963) All American Boy – CD 2 Amazon
7Doc & Merle Watson The Tragic Romance Ballads From Deep Gap Amazon
8David Grisman w/Alan O'Bryant Tragic Romance Life Of Sorrow Amazon
9Grandpa Jones Tragic Romance Makes The Rafters Ring Amazon
10The Stanley Brothers Tragic Love An Evening Long Ago: Live 1956 Amazon
11Lefty Frizzell The Tragic Letter (& Wayne Raney) 1965 Life's Like Poetry (Disc 3) Amazon
12Red Fox Chasers Wreck On The Mountain Road People Take Warning [Disc 1] – Man Vs. Machine Amazon
13Esco Hankins Wreck on the Highway 1947-1951 (Warped 4732) Amazon
14Vernon Dalhart The Wreck Of The Old '97 American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 1] Amazon
15Lefty Frizzell Long Black Veil Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
16Mel Tillis Life Turned Her That Way 36 All Time Greatest Hits Amazon
17Mary Gauthier Mercy Now Mercy Now Amazon
18Townes Van Zandt Waiting Around to Die Legend: The Very Best Of Townes Van Zandt Amazon
19Vern Gosdin Chiseled in Stone Chiseled in Stone Amazon
20Ray Charles & Willie Nelson Seven Spanish Angels The Many Sides Of Willie Nelson [Cd 3 "Duets"] (1992) Amazon
21James King He Stopped Loving Her Today Three Chords & The Truth Amazon
22Lucinda Williams Sweet Old World Sweet Old World Amazon
23Dwight Yoakam I Sang Dixie Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room Amazon
24Willie Nelson Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Artist's Choice: Sheryl Crow Amazon
25Merle Haggard Sing Me Back Home The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 1] Amazon
26Red Foley Old Shep Smoke on the Water / Hillbilly Fever Amazon
27Walter Brennan Old Rivers Classic Country Great Story Songs [Disc 2] Amazon
28Charlie Louvin Wreck on the Highway Charlie Louvin Sings Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs Amazon
29Doc & Merle Watson The Wreck of The Old #9 Ballads From Deep Gap Amazon
30Faron Young Hello Walls Hello Walls / The Young Approach Amazon
31Merle Haggard If We Make It Through December (2006 Digital Remaster) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
32Johnny Cash Hurt Unearthed, Vol. 5, Best Of Cash On American Amazon

 

Lies and Liars

A notorious theme in our world today. But it’s not like there is a thin line between truth and lies in the end. The line is clearly defined and yet people would rather imagine anything but what is clearly painted before them. Our show today looks at what the worst often looks like. Dirty lies, white lies, poison lies, and all of those falsehoods made in earnest or in self promotion. There are those who proudly wear the color of lies and hate to remind us that vigilance is more important now than ever. Call out the lies. This week, we look at it through the gospel lens with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, swim into the rock oldies pool with The Knickerbockers, swing soft and winsome country with Carl Smith and The Carters, and we’ll also bring in some contemporary sounds including tracks from Mavis Staples, David Olney, and Robert Ellis. I don’t know about you but I’m sick about what’s happening.

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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

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.

No.
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

A Century of America's Music