Fogerty Revival

We make a big tip of the hat to an institutional…who turns 77 years old this coming week. John Cameron Fogerty grew up in these parts, growing up in El Cerrito to a second grade teacher and linotype operator for the Berkeley Gazette. He was a part-time Army reservist who, after completing his gig in 1968, formed a band with brother Tom called The Golliwogs and then, eventually, Creedence Clearwater. A talented songwriter clearly influenced by the core elements of gospel, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, country, and (certainly) rock ‘n roll, John’s catalog of music, his distinctive vocals, and driving melodies are immediately recognizable, if not for Doug Clifford’s percussive direction, then for the rhythm and twang that took a Northern California ensemble sound into the mossy swamps and humid climes of the deeper South. Through a messy transition to his solo career to his late career recognition, John Fogerty is a legend and our show today takes some time to reflect…with music from contemporaries, solo efforts new and old, and most certainly a collection of Creedence classics. Tune in.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Fogerty Don't You Wish It Was True Revival Amazon
3The Golliwogs Action USA Promotional Spot Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 Amazon
4The Golliwogs You Better Be Careful Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 Amazon
5The Golliwogs Fight Fire Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 Amazon
6John Fogerty Down On The Corner The Long Road Home: Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Amazon
7Creedence Clearwater Revival The Midnight Special Hot Stuff Amazon
8Big Silver Wrote A Song For Everyone Chooglin': a Tribute to the Songs of John Fogerty Amazon
9Irma Thomas River Is Waiting Simply Grand Amazon
10John Jorgenson Lookin Out My Back Door Chooglin': a Tribute to the Songs of John Fogerty Amazon
11Earl Scruggs/John Fogerty Blue Ridge Mountain Blues Earl Scruggs and Friends Amazon
12John Fogerty Have You Ever Seen the Rain (with Alan Jackson) Wrote a Song for Everyone Amazon
13Juan Gabriel Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Gracias al Sol) Quiero Creedence Amazon
14John Fogerty The Old Man Down The Road Centerfield Amazon
15Marc Cohn Long As I Can See The Light Listening Booth: 1970 Amazon
16Ted Hawkins Long As I Can See The Light The Next Hundred Years Amazon
17John Fogerty Almost Saturday Night (with Keith Urban) Wrote a Song for Everyone Amazon
18John Fogerty Deja Vu (All Over Again) Deja Vu All Over Again Amazon
19Carl Perkins All Mama's Children (with John Fogerty) Go Cat Go Amazon
20Jerry Lee Lewis Bad Moon Rising The London Sessions 1973 Amazon
21Elvis Presley Proud Mary [#] An Afternoon in the Garden Amazon
22Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Lodi At The Ryman [Live] Amazon
23Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River Green River Amazon
24Buddy Guy Change In The Weather Feels Like Rain Amazon
25Creedence Clearwater Revival Hey Tonight Pendulum Amazon
26John Fogerty Blue Moon Nights Blue Moon Swamp Amazon
27Dr. John; John Fogerty New Orleans The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac & His Music Disc 2 Amazon
28John Fogerty Centerfield Centerfield Amazon
29John Fogerty River Is Waiting Revival Amazon

Your Lucky Day

Bad luck and trouble are supposed to be common watchwords on a Friday the 13th but we’re not the superstitious kind. Those vintage holdovers from a Christian time gone long past are just reminders of the stinkin’ thinkin’ that got us to where we are today. We’ll be taking our chances with a themed show today that blends vocal nuggets from Frank Sinatra and Elvis with blues from Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ray Charles, and Chester Burnett. We’ve also got some Jimmy Smith, Raul Malo, Chance Halladay, and Nappy Brown to keep you entertained while the rest of the world goes by. Tune us in on your radio at 92.5 FM or, better yet, listen to us anywhere on planet Earth on Adopt a black cat. Despite longstanding superstitions, they have the very best of personalities.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jim Lauderdale Lucky 13 Point of No Return: The Unreleased 1989 Album Amazon
3Chris Isaak Waiting for My Lucky Day Baja Sessions Amazon
4The Bobby Fuller Four I'm A Lucky Guy The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four Amazon
5Frank Sinatra Luck Be a Lady Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years Amazon
6Judy Garland Lucky Day Ultra-Lounge: Vegas Baby! Amazon
7Jimmy Smith I'm Just A Lucky So And So Standards Amazon
8Ray Charles Lucky Old Sun Hear Music Volume 1 Amazon
9Tommy Flanagan Friday The 13th For Monk-A Tribute To The Music Of Thelonious Monk Amazon
10Bobby "Blue" Bland Friday The 13th Child His California Album Amazon
11Howlin' Wolf Hard Luck The Chess Box [Disc 3] Amazon
12Chris Thomas King Superstitious Blues Me, My Guitar and the Blues Amazon
13Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
14Stevie Wonder Superstition Hitsville USA, Vol. 2: The Motown Singles Collection 1972-1992 Disc 1 Amazon
15J.J. Cale Lady Luck Travel Log Amazon
16Raul Malo Lucky One Lucky One Amazon
17Mary-Chapin Carpenter I Feel Lucky Come On Come On Amazon
18Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds Elvis Viva Las Vegas – official soundtrack Amazon
19k.d. lang & the Reclines Luck in My Eyes Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
20Charley Crockett Lots of Luck Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
21Johnny Cash Thirteen American Recordings Amazon
22Gale Storm Lucky Lips Dark Moon * The Best Of Gale Storm Amazon
23Ruth Brown Lucky Lips Feelin Fine Amazon
24Viola Wells (Miss Rhapsody) My Lucky Day Were Sisters Under the Skin – Female Blues & Boogie 1944 to 1949 Amazon
25Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious The Chess Box Amazon
26John Fogerty Bad Moon Rising The Long Road Home: Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Amazon
27Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Bad Luck, Pt. 1 Greatest Hits Amazon
28Chance Halladay Lucky Me Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon

Art Rupe Tribute

The story of R&B, gospel, and early rock were embellished by many performers, artists, and personalities. The early influencers behind the scenes also included people like Art Rupe, a native of Pittsburg who lept into the entertainment industry with both feet after the Second World War, co-founding a small West Coast label called Juke Box Records in 1944. Breaking away from his partners, he would later form a label of his own: Specialty Records. His keen ear for what he termed the “secret [that] lay in a big band sound with a churchy feel” was spot on. Specifically, he took the stigma out of the ‘race’ of ‘race records’ of the day and targeted larger audiences. There were dozens of performers that came from the Specialty stable, chief among them being Roy Milton, Percy Mayfield, Sam Cooke and, of course, Little Richard Penniman. Art Rupe passed away this month at the age of 104 and we’ll be sharing the early-to-mid-century classic pieces from a cross-section of Specialty performers that spanned the gospel, R&B and rock genres that Art helped bring into the mainstream.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Little Joe's Boogie Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Amazon
3Roy Milton & His Solid Senders R.M. Blues Specialty Profiles: Roy Milton Amazon
4Camille Howard You Don't Love Me The Specialty Story Amazon
5Paul Gayten My Rough And Ready Man R&B Outbreak CD 2 Amazon
6Percy Mayfield Strange Things Happening Poet of the Blues Amazon
7Percy Mayfield Please Send Me Someone To Love Blues Masters Vol. 3: Texas Blues Amazon
8Joe Liggins One Sweet Letter Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Amazon
9Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
10Marvin & Johnny Wine Woogie The Rough And Rowdy Roots Of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 5 Amazon
11Jesse & Marvin Dream Girl Specialty Profiles: Larry Williams Amazon
12Joe Houston Orchestra All Night Long Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
13Marvin Phillips Mamo Mamo (Specialty 554) R&B Humdingers Volume 12 Amazon
14Tony Allen & the Champs Nite Owl Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 2 Amazon
15Little Richard Keep A Knockin' (ART RUPE) The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
16Little Richard Tutti Frutti The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
17Don & Dewey Farmer John Jungle Hop Amazon
18Larry Williams Short Fat Fannie The Rock 'N' Roll Era: 1957 Amazon
19Larry Williams Bony Maronie Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
20Larry Williams Dizzy Miss Lizzy [Album Version] Specialty Profiles: Larry Williams Amazon
21Art Neville That Old Time Rock And Roll His Specialty Recordings Amazon
22Art Neville Belle Amie His Specialty Recordings Amazon
23Hollywood Flames Buzz Buzz Buzz Doo Wop Box Disc 2 Amazon
24Don & Dewey Koko Joe Jungle Hop Amazon
25The Original Gospel Harmonettes Get Away Jordan Good News (Vol 3) Get Away Jordan Amazon
26Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes Love Lifted Me Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
27Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers He's So Wonderful The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
28Sam Cooke, The Soul Stirrers Come and Go To That Land 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
29Swan Silvertones Trouble In My Way Gospel Music Amazon
30Clifton Chenier Eh, Petite Fille Bayou Blues Amazon
31Clifton Chenier Boppin' The Rock Bayou Blues Amazon
32Frankie Lee Sims Lucy Mae Blues Blues Masters Vol. 3: Texas Blues Amazon
33John Lee Hooker My Baby's Got Something No Friend Around Amazon
34Little Richard Shake A Hand The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
35Professor Alex Bradford What Folks Say About Me The Great Gospel Men: 27 Classic Performances By The Greatest Gospel Men Amazon
36Brother Joe May Testimony The Great Gospel Men: 27 Classic Performances By The Greatest Gospel Men Amazon

Dead Covers

Let’s have ourselves a natural ball. We’ve done shows whose themes include traditional covers done by The Grateful Dead as well as paying tribute to the songwriting talents of Robert Hunter. We’re truckin’ down one more alley of dead themes in today’s show: covers of Grateful Dead songs done by others. And what a lineup we have for you this bright Saturday morning, celebrating springtime in Sonoma County. We’ve got Jorma, Jimmy Buffet, Graham Parker, Joan Osborne, Levon Helm and Bruce Hornsby queued up for you as we celebrate the return of the FM signal for Community Radio in West Sonoma County. That’s right! The rest of the world gets to share Sonoma County with….uh, Sonoma County, as the streaming returns to sharing the stage on a Community Radio signal that runs 24×7. Deeper Roots will celebrate with a New Speedway Boogie, honoring the new FM signal and raising a glass or Ripple with Uncle John’s Band. Tune us in.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Los Lobos Bertha Deadicated Amazon
3Joan Osborne Brokedown Palace Pretty Little Stranger Amazon
4David Gans Box Of Rain Drop The Bone Amazon
5Indigo Girls Uncle John's Band Deadicated Amazon
6Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Friend Of The Devil The Country Blues Amazon
7Jorma Kaukonen Operator River Of Time Amazon
8Jimmie Dale Gilmore Ripple One Endless Night Amazon
9Warren Zevon Casey Jones Deadicated Amazon
10Levon Helm Tennessee Jed Electric Dirt Amazon
11Dr. John Deal Deadicated Amazon
12Gregg Allman Black Muddy River Southern Blood Amazon
13David Gans New Speedway Boogie It's A Hand-me-down Amazon
14Jimmy Buffett Uncle John's Band Fruitcakes Amazon
15Larry Campbell Attics of My Life Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Amazon
16Willie Nelson Stella Blue Songbird Amazon
17Suzanne Vega China Doll Deadicated Amazon
18Graham Parker Sugaree Your Country Amazon
19Bruce Hornsby & The Range Jack Straw Deadicated Amazon
20The Persuasions It Must Have Been the Roses Might As Well… The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead Amazon
21Rick Danko Ripple Times Like These Amazon

Peace and Happiness

We’ve got ourselves a blend of free form sounds from the Deeper Roots archives with themes of midnight runs, trains, and happiness spiced with instrumental punch. Tune in on a Friday morning on KOWS Community Radio for some oddball tunes from John D. Loudermilk, Bob Gibson, and Chip Taylor and The New Ukrainians. We’re already halfway through the month and we’ll find ourselves with a brighter eclectic blend of sounds from the past century. The antenna is installed and now the volunteers who pedal the wheels to churn those dynamos will soon have our signal spreading it’s joy throughout the county. Go volunteers!!
Tune in why don’t you…

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Chip Taylor & The new Ukrainians Be Kind (Clean) Radio Safe Fuck All The Perfect People Amazon
3Ted Hawkins Peace and Happiness 25 Years of Rounder Records (Disc1) Amazon
4Big Joe Turner Feeling Happy Big Joe Turner: The Definitive Blues Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon
5Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Feeling Happy Lost Time Amazon
6The Jive Five I'm A Happy Man Rock Is Dead, But It Won't Lie Down: 24 Greatest Hits Of All Time, Vol. 2 Amazon
7Bob Gibson Joy Joy Joy Joy! The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson Amazon
8John D. Loudermilk He's Just a Scientist Blue Train Amazon
9The Friends Of Distinction Grazing In The Grass Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 60's, Vol. 1 Amazon
10Sandy Nelson Chop Chop Killer Rhythms & Red Hot Beats – The Definitive Rare Rock & Roll Instrumentals Collection Amazon
11The String-A-Longs Wheels Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2 Amazon
12Ray Bryant Combo The Madison Time, Pt. 1 Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2 Amazon
13Hank Penny Jersey Bounce (Instrumental) King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 2] Amazon
14The Bobby Fuller Four A New Shade Of Blue The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four Amazon
15Bob Dylan Soon After Midnight Tempest Amazon
16Marc Cohn After Midnight Listening Booth: 1970 Amazon
17Arthur Alexander In The Middle Of It All The Greatest Hits Amazon
18Roger McGuinn Anna Adios Amigo: A Tribute to Arthur Alexander Amazon
19Carlene Carter/Paul Carrack Oh How Happy Twenty-One Good Reasons: The Paul Carrack Collection Amazon
20Johnny Cash Casey Jones (Blood, Sweat & Tears) Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 1] Amazon
21Mabel Scott Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train Blues Women Amazon
22Chuck Berry Down Bound Train Johnny B. Goode-His Complete 50's Chess Recordings Amazon
23Dick Flood Hellbound Train Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
24Precious Bryant Morning Train Black Snake Moan Soundtrack Amazon
25John Prine Morning Train Fair & Square Amazon
26Harry Nilsson Turn on Your Radio Son of Schmilsson Amazon
27John Hartford Turn Your Radio On Aereo-Plain Amazon
28Rambling Rod Foley Yodeling Radio Joe American Yodeling Amazon
29The Shootouts Radio Jesus Quick Draw Amazon
30The Bootleg Honeys Radio Paint It Red Amazon
31Carlene Carter Radio Sweetheart Two Sides to Every Woman/Musical Shapes Amazon
32B. Bumble & the Stingers Bumble Boogie Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2 Amazon
33The Stampeders Sweet City Woman Les stars du country, vol. 2 Amazon
34The Ink Spots Address Unknown Greatest Hits Amazon
35Fiona Prine/John Prine My Happiness For Better, Or Worse Amazon

Doug Sahm Retrospective

This week we’re taking a look back at a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, musician, and performer who helped to enlighten a younger set to Tex Mex music, even making inroads into the sixties San Francisco ‘summer of love’ with a top 20 hit in 1965. Considered a child prodigy, he would appear on the Louisiana Hayride by the age of eight and would find his influences in blues, country, r&b, and conjunto sounds from across the border. Our retrospective will feature contemporaries and music from his close-knit cadre of compadres that would go on to form a sort-of supergroup called The Texas Tornados. Tune in on a Spring morning in April for a collection of pure Americana treats from Texas as we overlook (for a brief two hours) its abhorrent decline into a state of hate and anti-democratic principles.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Doug Sahm (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone Best of Sir Douglas 68-75 Amazon
3Doug Sahm & The Knights Crazy Daisy Wild Streak, Vol. 1 Amazon
4Sir Douglas Quintet She's About A Mover Best Of Sir Douglas Quintet Amazon
5Sir Douglas Quintet The Rains Came Best Of Sir Douglas Quintet Amazon
6Sir Douglas Quintet Mendocino Best of Sir Douglas 68-75 Amazon
7Freddie Fender Before the Next Teardrop Falls Classic Country 1975 – 1979 Amazon
8Doug Sahm It's Gonna Be Easy Complete Atlantic Recordings Disc 1 Amazon
9Doug Sahm Faded Love Complete Atlantic Recordings Disc 1 Amazon
10Frank Black Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day Honeycomb Amazon
11The Texas Tornados Little Bit Is Better Than Nada 4 Aces Amazon
12The Texas Tornados Who Were You Thinkin' Of The Best Of Texas Tornados Amazon
13The Texas Tornados Wasted Days And Wasted Nights The Best Of Texas Tornados Amazon
14Jerry Lee Lewis The Revolutionary Man Southern Roots Amazon
15Townes Van Zandt Pancho & Lefty (with Freddy Fender, Rubin Ramos & The Texas Revolution, Doug Sahm & Augie Meyer) Texas Rain Amazon
16Amos Garrett, Doug Sahm & Gene Taylor Big Mamou The Return of the Formerly Brothers Amazon
17Amos Garrett, Doug Sahm & Gene Taylor Smack Dab in the Middle The Return of the Formerly Brothers Amazon
18The Mavericks Nitty Gritty (Bonus Track) Mono Amazon
19Uncle Tupelo Give Back The Key To My Heart (feat. Doug Sahm) Anodyne Amazon
20Dwight Yoakam/Flaco Jimenez Carmelita Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years Disc 2 Amazon
21Flaco Jiminez The Girls From Texas featuring Ry Cooder (Album Version) Partners Amazon
22Flaco Jiminez Las Golondrinas (Album Version) Partners Amazon
23Augie Meyers Matilda Trippin Out On Triplets Amazon
24Dave Alvin Dynamite Woman Keep Your Soul: A Tribute To Doug Sahm Amazon
25Los Lobos It Didn't Even Bring Me Down Keep Your Soul: A Tribute To Doug Sahm Amazon
26Delbert McClinton Texas Me Keep Your Soul: A Tribute To Doug Sahm Amazon
27The Gourds Nuevo Laredo Keep Your Soul: A Tribute To Doug Sahm Amazon
28Freda and the Firedogs Be Real Keep Your Soul: A Tribute To Doug Sahm Amazon
29Doug Sahm Crazy Crazy Baby The San Antonio Hipster Amazon
30Doug Sahm Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day Best of Sir Douglas 68-75 Amazon
31The Texas Tornados Soy De San Luis Texas Tornados Amazon

Fool’s Day

It’s a fool’s paradise for all of us as April Fool’s Day lands on a day where Deeper Roots debuts a new episode. So why not take advantage, I say! We’ll fill the airwaves today with songs about fools today and add a garnish of novelty to keep the show moving on notes that are as light as air. Foolish hearts, king of fools, poor little fools, and fools who fall in love. We’ll be featuring a blend of country from Charlie Rich and Dwight Yoakam, blues with Etta James and Delbert McClinton, vocals from The Cadillacs and Frankie Lymon, and the so many more on this April Fool’s Day, 2022. Come on along…and don’t forget that tomorrow is the annual April Fool’s Day Parade in Occidental, home to KOWS.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Chico Marx Piano playing with Chico & Groucho Horse Feathers Amazon
3Cliff Edwards I'm No Fool Ukulele Ike Amazon
4Charlie Rich Who Will The Next Fool Be Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich Amazon
5The Mavericks Foolish Heart From Dusk Till Dawn Amazon
6Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis Foolmaker Wild! Wild! Wild! Amazon
7Charley Crockett Fool Somebody Else Welcome To Hard Times Amazon
8Jerry Reed Pity the Fool 1958-1963 (Warped 6141) Amazon
9Johnny Cash Fools Hall Of Fame His Sun Years: Down South Amazon
10Brandi Carlile Sinners Saints and Fools In These Silent Days Amazon
11Rick Nelson Poor Little Fool Greatest Love Songs Amazon
12Connie Francis Everybody's Somebody's Fool Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 1) Amazon
13Brenda Lee Fool No. 1 I Got A Woman : Gems From The Decca Vaults [Disc 3] Amazon
14Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love Glory Days Of Rock 'N' Roll: Doo-Wop [Disc 1] Amazon
15The Excels My Foolish Heart From The Vaults of Gone Vol. 2 Amazon
16The Cadillacs Cool It, Fool For Collectors Only (Disc 3) Amazon
17Johnny Burnette The Fool Of The Year Point Of No Return: The Liberty Records Story 1962 Amazon
18Etta James Seven Day Fool Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
19Etta James Fool That I Am Her Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection Amazon
20Ray Charles A Fool for You Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (1 of 8) Amazon
21Percy Mayfield What a Fool I Was Poet of the Blues Amazon
22Joe Barry Je suis bet pour t'aimer (French version of i'm a fool to care) I'm a Fool to Care: The Complete Recordings 1958-1977, Vol. 1 Amazon
23Mose Allison Fool's Paradise Western Man / Mose In Your Ear Amazon
24Mose Allison Foolkiller Oxford American 10th Anniversary Southern Music CD [Disc 2] "Past Masters" [2008] Amazon
25Aretha Franklin Chain Of Fools Let's Dance: The Best Of Ballroom: Swing, Lindy, Jitterbug and Jive Amazon
26The Pulsators Fool Let's Play! Amazon
27Bobby "Blue" Bland I Pity the Fool Pure R&B: Vol. 1- Got My Mojo Workin [Disc 2] Amazon
28Logan Ledger River of Fools Produced by T-Bone Burnett Amazon
29Delbert McClinton Solid Gold Plated Fool Honky Tonk 'n Blues Amazon
30Billie Holiday I'm A Fool To Want You Lady In Satin Amazon
31Sarah Vaughan Fool's Paradise Young Sassy: It's Magic [Disc 3] Amazon
32Ethel Ennis There's No Fool Like an Old Fool Have You Forgotten? Amazon
33Tony Perkins April Fool On a Rainy Afternoon Amazon
34Professor Longhair Who's Been Fooling You 'Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon

Americana Covers 2022

We’re taking a bit of a break to pull the covers out. A lot of the covers we’ll be sharing today come from recent years and cut a broad swath through the past, with a special emphasis on ‘modern sounds’ including new wave, country and rock covered by some of the modern Americana performers that you hear on KOWS Community Radio’s Blue Moon Americana each week (and mornings at 5). Tune in for Jason Isbell, Bill Kirchen, Carrie Rodriguez, Sarah Jarosz, Nick Lowe, and a host of others. A fun run of sounds this morning as we kick off spring with fresh Americana covers.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Solid Air Spirit In The Sky Sonoma County Covers Project Amazon
3Pete Yorn They Don't Know They Don't Know Amazon
4The Teskey Brothers Never Tear Us Apart Never Tear Us Apart (Single) Amazon
5Sarah Jarosz I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / my future Amazon
6Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Driver 8 feat. John Paul White Georgia Blue Amazon
7Mo Kenney Yer So Bad Covers Amazon
8Anna Elizabeth Laube Time To Move On Annamania Amazon
9The Band of Heathens featuring Robert Ellis Walls Remote Transmissions Vol 1 Amazon
10Carsie Blanton Party at the End of the World Party At The End of the World (Single) Amazon
11The Dead South People Are Strange Easy Listening For Jerks Part II Amazon
12The WildRoots 01 634-5789 WildRoots Sessions Vol. 1 Amazon
13The Grand Southern The Boys of Summer Don't Say Anything Amazon
14Clint Roberts Just Like Heaven Rose Songs Amazon
15Puss N Boots Joey Sister Amazon
16Tyler Ramsey Back On The Chain Gang Found a Picture of You Amazon
17Vandoliers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Single) Amazon
18The Revenue Man (What's So Funny About) Peace, Love and Understanding 25 Years Behind Amazon
19Carrie Rodriguez Big Love Love and Circumstances Amazon
20Nick Lowe Here Comes That Feeling Lay It On Me Amazon
21Bill Kirchen Shelly's Winter Love (feat. Nick Lowe & Paul Carrack) The Proper Years Amazon
22Dylan LeBlanc Expecting to Fly Pastimes Amazon
23Britta Phillips I Am a Child Cinnamon Girl – Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity Amazon
24Yonder Mountain String Band Ever Fallen In Love Black Sheep Amazon
25Dwight Yoakam Train in Vain Under the Covers Amazon
26The Dandy Warhols Hells Bells EMI Film & TV – Covers (Disc 2) Amazon
27The Shootouts I Wanna Dance With Somebody Don't Bring Me Down (Single) Amazon

The Year in Music 1955

The year was 1955. Bill Haley’s Rock Around The Clock blasted off and just around the corner on the charts was Elvis who had a minor hit in 1954 that made some waves with That’s Alright, Mama and Good Rockin’ Tonight.  RCA bought his contract from Sun Records for $35K. The minimum wage reached new heights of $1.00 per hour. The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees in the World Series. The Honeymooners and Gunsmoke debuted on television. And we’ll be digging through the top ten charts of country, rhythm & blues, and pop in a year where the Cold War was a fact of life leading us to duck and cover. Tune in for some Webb Pierce, Eddy Arnold, Four Aces, Mitch Miller, Fats Domino, and Chuck Berry this week on our show that browses those dusty digital bins on a weekly basis on Community Radio here in Sonoma County.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Little Walter My Babe Pure R&B: Vol. 2- Somethings Got a Hold on Me [Disc 1] Amazon
3Etta James The Wallflower The Complete Modern & Kent Recordings 1 Amazon
4Ray Charles I Got a Woman Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 1 Amazon
5Al Hibbler Unchained Melody Your Hit Parade – 1955 Amazon
6Johnny Ace Pledging My Love The Forgotten 45's 1960-1962 Amazon
7The Penguins Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) Street Corner Symphonies (Disc 2) Amazon
8Fats Domino Ain't That A Shame Rock And Rollin Amazon
9The Platters Only You (And You Alone) All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
10Chuck Berry Maybellene Johnny B. Goode-His Complete 50's Chess Recordings Amazon
11The Platters The Great Pretender All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
12Hank Snow Let Me Go Lover The Essential Hank Snow Amazon
13Faron Young Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young 1953-1956 (Warped 5455) Amazon
14Eddy Arnold That Do Make It Nice Warped 5543 – Eddy Arnold – 1955 Amazon
15Webb Pierce I Don't Care Singles Amazon
16Carl Smith Loose Talk Country: The American Tradition [Disc 1] Amazon
17Webb Pierce In The Jailhouse Now 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Webb Pierce Amazon
18Webb Pierce Your Good For Nothing Heart All Hits! [Disc 2] Amazon
19Webb Pierce Love, Love, Love 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Webb Pierce Amazon
20Slim Whitman Rose-Marie Vintage Collections Amazon
21Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons Classic Country Amazon
22Georgia Gibbs Dance With Me Henry The Wallflower Your Hit Parade – 1955 Amazon
23Pat Boone Ain't That A Shame Pat Boone/I'll Be Home Amazon
24The McGuire Sisters Sincerely The Sisters Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
25The Four Aces Love Is A Many Splendored Thing The Envelope Please…Academy Award Winning Songs, Volume 2 (1946-1957) Amazon
26Bill Hayes Ballad of Davy Crockett London American Label Year By Year 1956 Amazon
27Les Baxter Unchained Melody Instrumental Gold [Disc 1] Amazon
28Roger Williams Autumn Leaves Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon
29Mitch Miller & His Orchestra The Yellow Rose Of Texas Your Hit Parade – 1955 Amazon
30Bill Haley & The Comets Rock Around The Clock Rock N' Roll Greats Volume 1 Amazon
31Pirez Prado Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 2] Amazon
32The Moonglows Sincerely Pure R&B: Vol. 1- Got My Mojo Workin [Disc 2] Amazon
33Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra Melody Of Love Your Hit Parade – 1955 Amazon
34Eddy Arnold Just Call Me Lonesome Welcome To My World [Disc 1] Amazon

Doo Wop Dreams

In today’s show we’ll be spinning up some special doo wop tracks, and not necessarily the ‘big hits’. We’ll be sharing some under-the-radar sounds from some of the greats and some of the ‘never-heards’. Doo wop’s heyday was clearly brief, running from the early urban street corner sounds of the early 1950s to the more commercially viable and polished sounds of the early 1960s. Tune in for the popular sounds of The Cadillacs, Little Anthony, The Flamingos, and The El Dorados as well as off chart vocal gems from The Pastels, The Quotations, The Kodaks, and The Fascinators. All with a story and all in clean fun on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Priscilla Bowman With The Spaniels A Rockin' Good Way The Vee-Jay Story [Disc 2] Amazon
3The Spaniels Stormy Weather The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 3 Amazon
4Ernest Harriston/The Bop Chords Castle in the Sky The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
5The Velvets Spring Fever Spring Fever – 28 Easter Nuggets For Your Spring Season Amazon
6The Quotations Imagination Doo Wop Box Disc 4 Amazon
7The Chimes Once in a While The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 4 Amazon
8The Flamingos Lovers Never Say Goodbye The Best Of The Flamingos Amazon
9The Fascinators Chapel Bells Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 2 Amazon
10Little Anthony & The Imperials So Much The Best of Little Anthony & The Imperials Amazon
11Accents Wiggle, Wiggle Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
12The Kodaks Oh Gee Oh Gosh Ultimate Rock 'n Roll Time Capsule – Volume 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
13The Cadillacs Peek-A-Boo The Forgotten 45s 1957-1959 (CD3) Amazon
14The Cadillacs Oh Oh Lolita For Collectors Only (Disc 3) Amazon
15The Edsels Rama Lama Ding Dong The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need [Disc 2] Amazon
16The Monotones Tom Foolery Book Of Love: The Argo Records Story 1956-1962 Amazon
17Dion & The Belmonts No One Knows Greatest Hits Amazon
18The Pastels So Far Away Book Of Love: The Argo Records Story 1956-1962 Amazon
19The Students I'm So Young Book Of Love: The Argo Records Story 1956-1962 Amazon
20The Heartbeats One Day Next Year The Best of the Heartbeats [Rhino] Amazon
21The Corsairs Smokey Places (1962 #12) Greatest Hit Singles Collection Amazon
22The Penguins Memories Of El Monte Oldies But Goodies Vol. 3 Amazon
23The Desires Rendezvous With You The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 3 Amazon
24The Moonglows See Saw Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
25The Crests The Angels Listened In The Best of the Crests Featuring Johnny Maestro [Rhino] Amazon
26The Velvetones The Glory of Love The Aladdin Story (Pt. 2) Amazon
27The Timetones In My Heart The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 4 Amazon
28The Genies Who's That Knocking Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
29The Silhouettes Miss Thing Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll Volume 2 [Disc 8] Amazon
30Anthony & The Sophomores Play Those Oldies Mr. Dee Jay The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 4 Amazon
31The Capris Morse Code of Love Doo Wop Box Disc 4 Amazon
32The Videos Trickle, Trickle The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need [Disc 1] Amazon
33The El Dorados I'll Be Forever Loving You The Vee-Jay Story [Disc 1] Amazon
34The Platters You're Making A Mistake The Magic Touch: An Anthology Amazon
35The Avalons Heart's Desire Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 2 Amazon
36The Cleftones Why Do You Do Me Like You Do Spotlight Series : Vol. 2-Gee Records Amazon
37The Classics Till Then Doo Wop Love Songs Amazon
38The Velvetones The Glory of Love The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
39The Cadillacs Buzz Buzz Buzz For Collectors Only (Disc 1) Amazon

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