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The Great American Songbook

Something different this week. We’ll be reflecting on the Spring Issue of a magazine that cuts through the heart of what we love doing here on both Blue Moon Americana as well as Deeper Roots. There are a handful of publications that make the cut but No Depression magazine is truly special and the Spring 2021 issue is something to revel in. The writing, the artists, and the arc of ‘The Great American Songbook’, from Stephen Foster to Louis Armstrong is given thoughtful and insightful treatment. Our show this week puts a soundtrack with a century of America’s music explored: Dock Boggs’ Pretty Polly, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, The Blue Sky Boys’ cover of Knoxville Girl, and some incredible Latin vocals from one Omara Portuondo. The magazine is worth the read and the music is worth a listen. Tune in on a Saturday among the Sonoma County skies for the best of community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Paul Robeson Joe Hill Songs of Free Men Amazon
3George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 20's Amazon
4Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Summertime Porgy & Bess Amazon
5Chick Webb & His Orchestra A-Tisket, A-Tasket Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 2] Amazon
6Loudon Wainwright III You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) I'd Rather Lead a Band Amazon
7Dinah Washington They Didn't Believe Me (from "The Swingin' Miss D") Dinah Washington: Eight Classic Albums Amazon
8Billie Holiday Autumn in New York Ken Burns Jazz Amazon
9Omara Portuondo El Hombre Que Se Fue (The Man That Got Away) Black Magic (Magia Negra) Amazon
10Desi Arnaz Holiday In Havana The Best of Desi Arnaz: The Mambo King Amazon
11Perez Prado Cuban Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
12Xavier Cugat Papa Loves Mambo Lounge Music Goes Latin Amazon
13Stephen Foster Beautiful Dreamer The Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
14John Prine My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
15Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick Oh! Susanna Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray Amazon
16Mavis Staples Hard Times Come Again No More Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
17Dock Boggs Pretty Polly 78s Amazon
18Dirk Powell I Ain't Playing Pretty Polly When I Wait For You Amazon
19The Blue Sky Boys Story Of The Knoxville Girl Absolutely Bluegrass Amazon
20Nelstone's Hawaiians Village School The Harry Smith B-Sides Amazon
21Dock Boggs Oh Death Dock Boggs Is Legendary Amazon
22Ray Charles Georgia on My Mind Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 2 Amazon
23Ella Fitzgerald Night And Day Night And Day: The Cole Porter Songbook Amazon
24Bettye LaVette Blues For The Weepers Blackbirds Amazon
25Carl Sandburg All Night Long Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 1] Amazon
26The Carter Family Hello Stranger Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 3) Amazon
27The Stoneman Family Too Late The Harry Smith B-Sides Amazon
28Mississippi John Hurt Nobody's Dirty Business The Harry Smith B-Sides Amazon
29M. Ward Along the Santa Fe Trail Migration Stories Amazon
30Ella Fitzgerald In The Still Of The Night Music & Moonlight Amazon

The Year 1939

While the clouds of war and fascism were spreading in earnest across Europe, here at home the movies Stagecoach, The Wizard of Oz,  and Gone With The Wind premiered and Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath was first published. Lou Gehrig bid farewell,  A pound of hamburger cost 14 cents and the average price of a new car was $700. And the music was both dance crazy and uplifting, with the music of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and film dominating. This week’s show will feature the music of 1939 with performances from Crosby, Garland, The Ink Spots, Cab Calloway and Billie Holiday. We’ll also be featuring the jazz and big band sounds of Jimmie Lunceford, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, and a handful of others. Deeper Roots sounds from over eight decades past on community radio for Sonoma County coming to you each Friday morning and evening.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Louis Armstrong Jeepers Creepers Johnny Mercer (1909 – 1976) Amazon
3Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra Tain't What You Do Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
4Fats Waller Your Feet's Too Big The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
5Count Basie's Kansas City 7 Lester Leaps In Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
6Woody Herman Woodchopper's Ball Swingingest Sounds Ever Heard – The Best of the Big Bands Amazon
7Billie Holiday Strange Fruit The Ultimate Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
8Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues Harold Arlen Writes the Songs Amazon
9Billie Holiday Them There Eyes Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 [Disc 06] Amazon
10Ethel Waters with Edward Mallory & His Orchestra Old Man Harlem Hoagy Carmichael & Friends: Stardust Melody Amazon
11Marlene Dietrich Falling In Love Again The Blue Angel Amazon
12Bob Hope & Shirley Ross Thanks for the Memory Hits of 30's & 40's 1 & 2 Amazon
13Judy Garland Over The Rainbow That's Entertainment! The Best Of The MGM Musicals Amazon
14Bing Crosby You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby The Harry Warren Songbook Amazon
15Xavier Cugat Perfidia Say "Si Si" Amazon
16Vaughn Monroe In The Still Of The Night First Crooners : Vol. 3-1935-40 Amazon
17Frankie Masters and His Orchestra Scatter-Brain (Theme Song) 50 #1 Hits Of The '20s & '30s Amazon
18Cab Calloway The Jumpin' Jive Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
19Kay Kyser Three Little Fishes Sentimental Favorites Amazon
20Coleman Hawkins Body And Soul Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 3] Amazon
21The Ink Spots Address Unknown Greatest Hits Amazon
22The Ink Spots If I Didn't Care Greatest Hits Amazon
23Glenn Miller Orchestra In The Mood Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 3] Amazon
24Slim Gaillard And His Flat Foot Floogie Boys Matzah Balls Radio Radio Vol.5 [Disc 3] Bob Dylan Amazon
25Charlie Barnet Cherokee Swing Time For Dancing Vol. 3 Amazon
26Artie Shaw & His Orchestra Diga, Diga Doo Wicked Swing Amazon
27Benny Goodman & His Orchestra W. Martha Tilton And the Angels Sing Too Marvelous For Words Amazon
28Guy Lombardo Penny Serenade Enjoy Yourself: The Hits Of Guy Lombardo Amazon
29Bea Wain With Larry Clinton And His Orchestra Deep Purple White Cliffs Of Dover [Disc 1] Amazon
30Lionel Hampton I've Found a New Baby Wicked Swing Amazon
31Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson Roll 'Em Pete Blues From The Vocalion Vaults Amazon
32Chick Webb and his Orchestra v/Ella Fitzgerald Undecided from CD; orig. Decca 2323 Amazon

Songs About Singing

Sing it loud! It’s a whole new year and our country can take heart without letting our guard down. We’ll celebrate a fresh new start knowing that hard work lies ahead with a two hour show featuring the theme of ‘singing’. Join Dave Stroud once more for a mixed bag; an eclectic blend of sounds from the past century featuring the likes of Ukulele Ike, Wingy Manone, The Cats & The Fiddle, John Sebastian, Cat Power, and a couple of dozen more, all belting out songs about the very act of singing. We’ll take you down Memory Lane with old fashioned songs, simple songs of gospel and freedom, swinging low, singing high, and those joyful sing-alongs we’ve shared over the past century. That’s right. It’s theme time on this week’s Deeper Roots show and we’d love to have you. Join in the festivities.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tony Bennett Sing You Sinners [#] The Essential Tony Bennett [Columbia/Legacy] Disc 1 Amazon
3Katie Crippen with Henderson's Novelty Ork. Play 'Em For Mamma, Sing 'Em For Me (BS 2003, P-104-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
4Cab Calloway I Love to Sing-A (From 'The Singing Kid') Chronological 1934-37 Amazon
5The Boswell Sisters Sing A Little Jingle The Boswell Sisters Collection Amazon
6Wingy Manone & His Orchestra Sing Me A Swing Song Swing Is Here / Small-Band Swing 1935-1939 Amazon
7Gene Kelly Singin' In The Rain Golden Memories of Stage and Screen-Disc1 Amazon
8Pat Boone It's a Grand Night For Singing The Best of Broadway: The Early '60s Amazon
9Ella Fitzgerald Sing Song Swing The Millenium Anthology – Ella Fitzgerald – [Disc 2] Amazon
10June Christy Sing Something Simple The Misty Miss Christy Amazon
11Ella Mae Morse w/Big Dave and His Orchestra SInging-ing-ing Barrell House Boogie and the Blues Amazon
12Ukulele Ike & The Hot Combination Sing (A Happy Little Thing) Fascinating Rhythm 1922-1935 Amazon
13Fats Waller & His Rhythm Sing An Old Fashioned Song Fats Waller – The Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 – Rhythm and Romance 1934-1936 Amazon
14Nellie Lutcher If You Wanna Get T'Goin' (And Come Out Singing) Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 3] Amazon
15The Cats & The Fiddle I'm Singing, So Help Me The Very Best Of Amazon
16Dr. John Sing Along Song (LP Version) Destively Bonnaroo (US Release) Amazon
17Aretha Franklin Don't Play That Song 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 2] Amazon
18Cat Power Aretha, Sing One For Me Jukebox Amazon
19B.B. King Why I Sing the Blues Do the Boogie! B.B. King's Early '50s Classics Amazon
20Randy Waller & The Country Gentlemen One More Voice Singing In Heaven Tonight Keeper Of The Flame Amazon
21Edward W. Clayborn I Heard The Angels Singing When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel Amazon
22Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Singing in My Soul The Gospel of Blues Amazon
23Curley Williams Just A-Picking And A-Singing Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
24John Sebastian Singing The Blues Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings – Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
25Stonewall Jackson You're the Sad in My Songs Stonewall Jackson – 1966-1967 Amazon
26Gale Garnett We'll Sing In The Sunshine Lifetime Of Romance: Some Enchanted Evening [Disc 2] Amazon
27Louie Innis Sing Your Song Baby Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
28Ferlin Husky 23 – I Could Sing All Night Ferlin Husky Singles Amazon
29Carl Perkins Sing My Song (2000) Back On Top (CD 3) Amazon
30Charlie Monroe I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing (TK A) The Chronological Classics 1950-1956 Amazon
31Barbara Dane Don't Sing Love Songs (Silver Dagger) Anthology of American Folk Songs Amazon
32Tim Hardin Simple Song Of Freedom The Folk Years: Simple Song Of Freedom [Disc 1] Amazon
33Tex Ritter & His Texans Singing in the Saddle Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 1] Amazon
34The New Seekers I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) 70s Music Explosion – Sunshine Amazon

Wide Open Places

A bright future is in store….that’s our story and we’re stickin’ to it! Today’s show contains an inordinate amount of upbeat tickers including a trip to Tulsa with Asleep at the Wheel, a Fats Waller song about those wide open places, a journey following the North Star with Rhiannon Giddens, The Boswells, Hank Williams, Les Paul, and a whole lot more. We’re in a free form mood on a Friday morning here in Sonoma County, celebrating the Twelve Days of Inauguration the best way we know how.  Join us on Sonoma County Community radio from the Deeper Roots Den with your host Dave Stroud, celebrating our democracy in a big, big way.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fats Waller (Take Me Back To) The Wide Open Places compliments of grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
3Asleep at the Wheel Take Me Back to Tulsa The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel Since 1970 Amazon
4Robert Gordon Take Me Back Are You Gonna Be The One Amazon
5Elizabeth Cotten And Brenda Evans Shake Sugaree Theme Time Radio Hour – Season 3 – [Disc 1] Amazon
6Jerry Garcia Sugaree Garcia Amazon
7Elizabeth Cotten Freight Train Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection Amazon
8Les Paul The Lonesome Road (feat. Mary Ford) [Remastered] 100 (100 Original Tracks – Remastered) Amazon
9Sam Cooke Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair Swing Low Amazon
10John Lee Hooker I Cover The Waterfront Mr. Lucky Amazon
11The Ravens Deep Purple The Greatest Group of Them All Amazon
12Rhiannon Giddens Following the North Star Freedom Highway Amazon
13Rhiannon Giddens I'm On My Way There Is No Other Amazon
14Geraint Watkins Heart of Stone Rush of Blood Amazon
15Paul Thorn Soon I Will Be Done Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon
16James Carr Pouring Water On A Drowning Man Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 1] Amazon
17The Pilgrim Travelers I Never Knew Joy Before 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
18Reliable True Tones I Came a Long Way This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM, 1957-1982 Amazon
19Paramount Singers There's A Leak In This Old Building 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Amazon
20Rick Danko When I Get My Just Rewards Cryin' Heart Blues Amazon
21John Fahey Texas & Pacific Blues (My Bucket's Got A Hole In It) Your Past Comes Back – Disc 5 Amazon
22Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men Dark Eyes Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
23Hank Williams My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Hank Williams – A Country Legend (1) Amazon
24Boswell Sisters Everybody Loves My Baby Boswell Sisters Amazon
25Fats Waller Dry Bones Music By Fats Waller Amazon
26Ivie Anderson Five O'clock Whistle Cocktail Hour Amazon
27Cleo Brown Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes The Legendary Cleo Brown Amazon
28Danny Kaye Oh By Jingo! Danny Kaye The Best of Amazon
29Mae West He's A Bad, Bad Man The Mae West Collection Amazon
30Rosanne Cash I Still Miss Someone Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash Amazon
31Mark Knopfler Rear View Mirror Down The Road Wherever Amazon
32Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Sing, Sing, Sing Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Amazon
33Geraint Watkins It's a Beautiful Day Watkins Bold as Love Amazon

Who We Lost 2020

It’s hard to put into words the grief we have experienced over so many great performers lost this past year, including those who lost their battle to COVID-19. When assembling our annual list of tributes it became clear that no two hours would suffice so we’ll be doing some abbreviated observations to make sure they’re not forgotten. And we’ll also be thanking those behind the scenes, the songwriters, the session folks, and we’ll even have a short collection of British influencers who touched our lives with their talent. Tune in for a comprehensive and reflective show, our first Deeper Roots show of 2021, this new year that is filled with so much promise. And it’s likely that we can all agree that the bar couldn’t have fallen much lower than it did last year.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fountains of Wayne Valley Winter Song Welcome Interstate Managers Amazon
3Bucky Pizzarelli Chicken a La Swing Green Guitar Blues / Cafi Pierre Trio Amazon
4McCoy Tyner Flapstick Blues Gold Encore Series – I Love A Piano Amazon
5Annie Ross Twisted Got Nothing But Song Amazon
6Bent Fabric Alley Cat (Classic Version) Jukebox Amazon
7Hal Singer Sextet Corn Bread The Rough And Rowdy Roots Of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 8 Amazon
8Bobby Lewis Tossin' and Turnin' Best of Answer Songs vol 4 Amazon
9Little Richard Rip It Up London American Label Year By Year 1956 Amazon
10Phil Phillips Sea Of Love Heatin' Up Amazon
11Rod Bernard This Should Go On Forever The Forgotten 45s 1957-1959 (CD3) Amazon
12Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes and Connie Stevens Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) Gems from the Warner Brothers Vault (Pt. 1) Amazon
13Len Barry 1-2-3 Classic Rock 1965: The Beat Goes On Amazon
14Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Rag Doll The Definitive Pop Collection Disc 1 Amazon
15The Chordettes Mr. Sandman Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
16Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now 70s Music Explosion – Miracles Amazon
17Millie Small My Boy Lollipop The Island Story: 1962-1987 – 25th Anniversary [Disc 1] Amazon
18Toots & The Maytals Pressure Drop The Harder They Come Amazon
19Tony Rice Cold On The Shoulder Cold On The Shoulder Amazon
20Jerry Jeff Walker Mr. Bojangles The Folk Years: Simple Song Of Freedom [Disc 2] Amazon
21Norma Tanega Walkin' My Cat Named Dog Time Life – The Folk Years – Reason To Believe [Disc 2] Amazon
22Trini Lopez If I Had A Hammer Yesterday's Gone [Disc 1] Amazon
23David Olney God Shaped Hole The Wheel Amazon
24John Prine Paradise German Afternoons Amazon
25Charley Pride Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone Superstars Of Country: Good Ol' Songs [Disc 1] Amazon
26Willie Nelson Me And Paul The Essential Willie Nelson Amazon
27Billy Joe Shaver I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal…But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday Amazon
28Kenny Rogers Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town Superstars Of Country Hello Darlin' [Disc 1] Amazon
29Jan Howard I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again Swing West 1: Bakersfield Amazon
30The Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down To Georgia Country: The American Tradition [Disc 2] Amazon
31Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues Harlem River Blues [Explicit] Amazon
32Helen Reddy Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) Singers And Songwriters: 1973-1975 Amazon
33Betty Wright Clean Up Woman The Best of Betty Wright Amazon
34Bill Withers Use Me American Beauty Amazon
35The Emotions Best Of My Love Boogie Nights: Music From The Original Motion Picture Amazon
36Mountain Mississippi Queen Super Hits Of The '70s: Have A Nice Day, Vol. 1 Amazon
37Van Halen (Oh) Pretty Woman Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 7 Amazon
38The Merry-Go-Round (Emitt Rhodes) Live Nuggets Sampler 1965-1968 Amazon
39Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell Dueling Banjos Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics Amazon
40Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra For A Few Dollars More Music From The Good, The Bad And The Ugly & A Fistful of Dollars & For A Few Dollars More Amazon
41Vera Lynn We'll Meet Again 1950's Hits & Highlights, Vol. 7 Amazon
42Chad & Jeremy Yesterday's Gone Yesterday's Gone [Disc 1] Amazon
43Ian Whitcomb You Turn Me On You Turn Me On: The Very Best of Ian Whitcomb Amazon
44The Spencer Davis Group Keep on Running The Finer Things Disc 1 Amazon
45Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders Game Of Love Wayne Fontana / It's Wayne Fontana Amazon
46Joan Jett With The Sex Pistols I Love Rock N' Roll [Early Version] (Alan Merrill COVID) Flashback Amazon
47Bill Pursell Our Winter Love Music to Shag By Amazon
48The Pointer Sisters Fire (Bonnie) From The Pointer Sisters With Love Amazon
49John Prine I Remember Everything I Remember Everything Amazon

Christmas Joy

Happy Holidays! Proving that there is no war on Christmas and looking forward to the coming year, join Dave Stroud as he shares some of the great holiday chestnuts from years past. He’ll be sharing celebratory sounds from every decade, moving the needle from the 40s to the 10s in a new Deeper Roots Christmas shindig. Tune in for everyone from Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Frank Sinatra to Ella, The Andrews Sisters, Los Straitjackets and Otis Redding’s Merry Christmas Baby. As we barrel out of 2020 as fast as we can, we remind ourselves of the fortunes of the few and the need of the many in this season of desperation. So get out that Georgia vote, folks, and stand steadfast against the anarchy of this dying administration’s push towards fascist principles for power. We have the power to do this. We do.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Los Lobos Donde Esta Santa Claus? Llegs Navidad Amazon
3Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers Dig That Crazy Santa Claus Blues Blues Christmas Volume 3, 1927-1962 Amazon
4Frankie Laine and Jo Stafford Christmas Roses Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
5The Tractors Swingin' Home for Christmas Have Yourself a Tractors Christmas Amazon
6Johnny Cash/Tommy Cash That Christmasy Feeling The Classic Christmas Album Amazon
7Ella Fitzgerald with The Frank Devol Orchestra What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Sleigh Full of Songs Amazon
8Eileen Barton The Night Before Christmas Song Coral single 9-60880 Amazon
9Frank Sinatra Santa Claus Is Coming To Town The Christmas Collection Amazon
10Dean Martin I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm The Most Wonderful songs of the year sung by the best / holiday 2002 Amazon
11Frank Sinatra Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Mistletoe and Merriment Amazon
12Commercial 29. Viceroy Christmas Commercial 1964 Unknown Amazon
13Elvis Presley Santa Claus Is Back In Town Elvis' Christmas Album Amazon
14The Roomates Jingle Bell Rock It's Christmas Time Again Amazon
15The Dragwood Chords Santa's Got a Lead Sled It's Christmas Time Again Amazon
16Darlene Love Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector Amazon
17The Beach Boys Little Saint Nick (Single Version) Ultimate Christmas Amazon
18Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland (Single) Amazon
19Los Straitjackets Holiday Twist Oh Santa! New & Used Christmas Classics from Yep Roc Amazon
20The Jambalaya Cajun Band Jingle Bell Rock Alligator Stomp 4: Cajun Christmas Amazon
21Otis Redding Merry Christmas Baby Christmas In Soulsville Amazon
22Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Santa's On His Way Blues, Blues Christmas: Volume 4 – 1925-1962 (Disc 1) Amazon
23The Cats & The Fiddle Hep Cat's Holiday Blues, Blues Christmas (1925-1955) Amazon
24Groovey Joe Poovey & The Big "D" Boys Santa's Helper Blues Blues Christmas Volume 3, 1927-1962 Amazon
25Sister Rosetta Tharpe When They Ring The Golden Bell Blues, Blues Christmas – Volume 2 (1926-1958) Amazon
26Bing Crosby Winter Wonderland The Most Wonderful songs of the year sung by the best / holiday 2002 Amazon
27The Andrews Sisters Christmas Island Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters [Disc 2] Amazon
28Charles Brown Wrap Yourself In A Christmas Package Please Come Home For Christmas Amazon
29Elvis Presley Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) Christmas Album Amazon
30The Ravens Silent Night Blues Blues Christmas Volume 3, 1927-1962 Amazon
31Sister Rosetta Tharpe Silent Night, Holy Night Blues, Blues Christmas – Volume 2 (1926-1958) Amazon
32Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets Let It Snow Winter Wonderland (Single) Amazon
33Hank Snow Blue Christmas Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
34Gayla Peevey I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas Dr. Demento Presents The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD Of All Time Amazon
35Kathy and Jimmy Zee Santa Claus Rock and Roll Blues Blues Christmas Vol 4 – Disc 2 Amazon
36Loudon Wainwright III Christmas Morning (Album Version) Social Studies Amazon
37The Beach Boys I'll Be Home for Christmas Beach Boys' Christmas Album, The Amazon
38Fats Waller Swingin' Them Jingle Bells Blues, Blues Christmas – Volume 2 (1926-1958) Amazon
39Amos Milburn Christmas (Comes Once A Year) Blues Blues Christmas Volume 3, 1927-1962 Amazon
40Nick Lowe I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family Amazon
41The Mavericks Christmas Time Is (Coming 'Round Again) Hey! Merry Christmas! Amazon
42Burl Ives A Holly Jolly Christmas Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Amazon
43Tennessee Ernie Ford A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus Christmas On the Country Side Amazon

Big Band Blowout!

Swing with us here on Deeper Roots on a Friday morning, one week ahead of the Christmas festivities. The big band sound is that apple pie sound that grew out of the traveling musicians and dance hall bands of the 1920s. From the radio to ballrooms across the land, as the jazz orchestras grew in size, the arrangements had to be formalized to avoid mass confusion. The arranger became the focal point of the band. Improvisation during solos was written into the arrangements but their location and duration were controlled and the vocal stylings grew around the easy flowing style of the evolving jazz that would become known as ‘Swing’. Tune in for two hours of exploration of a century of America’s music.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Benny Goodman King Porter Stomp RCA Victor Jazz-The First Half-Century-The 30's Amazon
3Benny Carter (With Lionel Hampton Orchestra) I'm in the Mood for Swing RCA Victor Jazz-The First Half-Century-The 30's Amazon
4Chick Webb Go Harlem Stompin' At The Savoy Amazon
5Cab Calloway The Jumpin' Jive Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
6Benny Goodman When Buddha Smiles Stompin' at the Savoy Amazon
7Count Basie Doggin' Around Ken Burns Jazz: Count Basie Amazon
8Artie Shaw & His Orchestra / Artie Shaw's Symphony Swing Begin The Beguine (LP Version) The 30s: Hollywood's Best Amazon
9Glenn Miller Orchestra In The Mood Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 3] Amazon
10Woody Herman Woodchopper's Ball Swingingest Sounds Ever Heard – The Best of the Big Bands Amazon
11Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Why Don't You Do Right Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
12Charlie Barnet Skyliner Swingingest Sounds Ever Heard – The Best of the Big Bands Amazon
13Les Brown Bizet Has His Day Best of the Big Bands Amazon
14Woody Herman & His Orchestra Four Brothers Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
15Ella Fitzgerald When My Sugar Walks Down the Street Chronological Classics: Ella Fitzgerald 1940-41 Amazon
16Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Tuxedo Junction The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
17Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Let's Dance Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
18Duke Ellington Take The A Train Watch The Closing Doors – A History Of New Yorks Musical Melting Pot Vol 1 1945-59 (CD 1) Amazon
19Tony Pastor Bell Bottom Trousers Nipper's Greatest Hits – The 40's Vol 2 Amazon
20Benny Goodman Sing, Sing, Sing (Part I) Sing, Sing, Sing Amazon
21Woody Herman Apple Honey The Essence of Woody Herman Amazon
22Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Moonlight Serenade The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
23Artie Shaw Stardust Ray Charles – Music that Matters to Him Amazon
24Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra I'll Be Seeing You Kiss the Boys Goodbye: Classic Songs from World War II, Vol.1 Amazon
25Tommy Dorsey Opus One Stompin' At The Savoy Amazon
26Glenn Miller & His Orchestra A String of Pearls The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
27Benny Goodman Stompin' At The Savoy Stompin' At The Savoy Amazon
28The Andrew Sisters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Double Goldies [CD2] Amazon
29Artie Shaw I Got the Sun in the Morning The Artie Shaw Story – Disc 4 – Little Jazz Amazon
30Harry James You Made Me Love You Time-Life Swing Era – 1940-1941 [Disc 1] Amazon
31Doris Day/Les Brown Sentimental Journey Those Wonderful Years: Sentimental Journey 1930's & 1940's Amazon

Finger Poppin’ Doo Wop

From Big Sandy to Hank Ballard and The Flamingos…here we go on another Deeper Roots Friday morning. High energy rhythm and blues, doo wop, and foot-tapping sounds to celebrate everything that’s happened…and revel in all that hot rockin’ stuff that erupted in the fifties. This week’s episode focuses on playlists that keep the tempo hot and the rug getting cut with slamming sounds from the high side of vocal harmonies. Wild sounds from The Cadets, The Cadillacs, The Larks, The Crests, The Regals, and The Lollypoppers; and that’s just getting the kettle hot. We got your water boiling and we’re gonna cook your goose…and “we ain’t gonna turn you loose”. Rhythm and blues and doo wop from the late century on this week’s episode of Deeper Roots. Drop on by at 92.5 FM or streaming at freespeechnobull.com/listen. We’d love to have you.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Finger Poppin Time Heatin' Up Amazon
3The Regals Got The Water Boiling Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 1] – Jumpin' & Bluesy Amazon
4Anthony & The Sophomores Play Those Oldies Mr. Dee Jay The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 4 Amazon
5Dallas Taylor/The Danderliers Chop Chop Boom The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 1 Amazon
6The Platters Voo Vee Ah Bee Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
7Marvin And Johnny Vip Vop! Forgotten Duos of Rock Volume 1 Amazon
8The Lollypoppers A Bottle of Pop Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
9The El Dorados At My Front Door The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need [Disc 2] Amazon
10The Crests Trouble in Paradise Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
11The Moonglows See Saw (mono) Blue Velvet: The Ultimate Collection Amazon
12The Moonglows Too Late (mono) Blue Velvet: The Ultimate Collection Amazon
13The Stereos I Really Love You The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 4 Amazon
14Big Sandy Have Love, Will Travel Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 4 Amazon
15Norman Fox & The Rob Roys/Sid Bass/The Rob Roys Pizza Pie Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
16The Flamingos Ko Ko Mo For Collectors Only – Disc 1 Amazon
17Lee Andrews & the Hearts Much Too Much Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 3 Amazon
18The Jumpin Jacks Pa-Pa-Ya Baby Rhythm 'N' Blues Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 4 Amazon
19The Regents Runaround The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 4 Amazon
20The Cobras La La Doo Wop Vocal Group Greats (Bonus Disc) Amazon
21The Chips Rubber Biscuit The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
22Frankie Lymon I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent 'Rock, Rock, Rock' 25 Hits: Frankie Lymon and Teenagers Amazon
23The Ravens Gotta Find My Baby Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 3 Amazon
24The Cadillacs Don't Be Mad With My Heart For Collectors Only, Disc 2 Amazon
25The Five Discs Never Let You Go Doo Wop Box Disc 4 Amazon
26The Monarchs Pretty Little Girl The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
27The Moonglows Chickie Um Bah Blue Velvet / The Ultimate Collection CD1 Amazon
28The Larks How Long Must I Wait For You? The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 4: Doo-Wop Dancin' Amazon
29The Charts Zoop Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 2 Amazon
30The Cadets Wiggie Waggie Woo Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 3 Amazon
31The Cadillacs Why, Why For Collectors Only, Disc 2 Amazon
32The Edsels Rama Lama Ding Dong The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need [Disc 2] Amazon
33The Ebonaires Lawd, Lawd, Lawd Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
34The Coasters Brazil Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 3] – The Rock 'n' Roll Era Amazon
35The Original Casuals So Tough Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
36Vito & The Salutations Unchained Melody The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need [Disc 2] Amazon
37The Cadillacs Sugar Sugar The Cadillacs Meet The Orioles Amazon
38The Swallows Good Time Girls Rhythm 'N' Blues Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 4 Amazon
39The Four Deuces W-P-L-J Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 2] Amazon

Tiki Torch Exotica

This week’s Deeper Roots takes an historical journey into a sidelight of America’s music: Exotica. The music was a phenomenon mostly attributed to a popularity born of World War II; servicemen returning from the South Seas, Hawaii, and other Asian locales had been exposed to the music and culture. Post-war found two composers who nurtured this sudden boom of south sea influences: Les Baxter and Martin Denny, both releasing groundbreaking popular performances that were an instant success. Even though these two composers were among a small cast of characters, like any popular American music that showed legs on the charts, their sound led to copy-cats and variations on the theme that were too eclectic to pigeonhole and today’s show will tap into a few of those nooks and crannies. It’s all in good fun with wild and sensual sounds from the lounge of mid-century performers like Arthur Lyman, Yma Sumac, Peggy Lee, and 80 Drums Around the World. We’ll also dig into some novel easy listening sounds from the deeper, dustier archives, retooled for a new generation by the Numero Group on their anthology called Technicolor Paradise, release in 2018. Join the rest of the castaways on our two hour tour this week on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Arthur Lyman Quiet Village The Very Best of Arthur Lyman – The Sensual Sounds of Exotica Amazon
3Les Baxter Simba Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
4The Blue Hawaiians Martini Five-O Sway Amazon
5Peggy Lee Bali Ha'i The Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
6Martin Denny Quiet Village Exotica/Exotica Volume 2 Amazon
7Chick Floyd & His Orchestra Hana Maui Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
880 Drums Around the World Caravan Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
9The Arthur Lyman Group La Paloma Music For a Bachelor's Den More Of The Best Of The Arthur Lyman Group: 6 Amazon
10Yma Sumac Bo Mambo Sampler Exotica Amazon
11Disney The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room (The Tiki Room Attraction) The Disney Collection, Vol. 1 Amazon
12Tak Shindo Bali Ha'i Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
13Martin Denny Beyond The Sea (La Mer) Exotica III/The Enchanted Sea Amazon
14Voodoos Voodoo Walk Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
15Eddie Kochak And Hakki Obidia Jazz In Port Said Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
16The Centuries Polynesian Paradise Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
17Bas Sheva Lust Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
18Webley Edwards Alika Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
19Arthur Lyman Group Yellow Bird Music for a Bachelor's Den Amazon
20Martin Denny Hypnotique Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
21Ross Anderson Chorus & Orchestra Tam-Bu Theme Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
22Fred Darian With Bill Loose Orchestra Magic Voodoo Moon Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
23Bill & Jean Bradway Paradise Isle Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
24Chico Jose Locura (Madness) Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
25The Crew Jaguar Hunt Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
26Arthur Lyman Jungle Drums (1963) Yellow Bird & Taboo Amazon
27Danny Staton The Riddle Of The Papawhos (Bonus) Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
28Marti Barris Ahbe Casabe Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
29Jack La Forge Cleopatra Kick Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
30Bill Haley & His Comets Chick Safari Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
31Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm Katanga! Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
32Claus Ogerman Orchestra Green Onions Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
33Yma Sumac Babalu Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
34Don Tiki Exotica Fifty Greatest Hawai'i Albums Of All Time Amazon
35Duke Robillard/Sunny Crownover Tico Tico Tales from the Tiki Lounge Amazon

Girl Groups – 50s & 60s

Soul and rhythm, heartbreak and boy trouble, big hair and sequined dresses. Deeper Roots goes on a romp through the early years of rock and soul sharing the very special talents that filled the AM airwaves of the fifties and sixties. It was almost impossible to select one song from each of these groups but we had to given the time constraints. There were the “Ettes”: The Chordettes, The Bobettes, The Marvelettes, The Ronettes, and The Ikettes; The Angels, The Murmaids, The Crystals, The Jelly Beans, and The Tammys. There were the Detroit sounds, the Wall of Sound, the Brill Building, and the Philly sounds. Perfectly delicious and light-hearted pop and soul from every corner. Tune into for a listen. Two hours of Deeper Roots this week.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Ronettes Be My Baby The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
3Shirley Gunter & The Queens Oop Shoop Shirley Gunter Amazon
4The Chordettes Mr. Sandman Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
5The Teen Queens Eddie, My Love The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
6Patience & Prudence Gonna Get Along Without You Now Forgotten Duos of Rock Volume 1 Amazon
7The Chordettes Born To Be With You The Best Of The Chordettes Amazon
8The Bobbettes Mr. Lee The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
9The Chantels Maybe Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
10The Poni-Tails Born Too Late Hit The Road Jack- The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
11The Paris Sisters I Love How You Love Me Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
12The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow Malt Shop Memories Save the Last Dance for M Amazon
13The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Marvelettes Amazon
14The Ikettes I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) The Best of the Ikettes Amazon
15The Crystals He's A Rebel The Best Of The Crystals Amazon
16The Cookies Chains Early Girls: 1 Amazon
17Orlons Don't Hang Up Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 Disc 2 Amazon
18The Murmaids Popsicles And Icicles Early Girls: 1 Amazon
19The Jaynetts Sally, Go 'Round The Roses Malt Shop Memories: Top Down Convertible Sound (Disc 2) Amazon
20The Angels My Boyfriend's Back Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1963 Amazon
21The Chiffons One Fine Day Malt Shop Memories: Top Down Convertible Sound (Disc 2) Amazon
22The Crystals Then He Kissed Me The Best Of The Crystals Amazon
23Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
24Exciters Tell Him Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
25The Ronettes Baby I Love You The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
26The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go Time-Life Classic Rock: 1964 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
27The Shangri-Las Leader of The Pack Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
28Jelly Beans Baby Be Mine Sun Records Curated By Record Store Day, Vol. 6 Amazon
29The Dixie Cups Chapel of Love Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
30The Tammys Egyptian Shumba Great Googly Moo: Silly Songs from the American Charts Amazon
31The Dixie Cups People Say Chapel Of Love…And Other Great Girl Group Gems [Disc 1] Amazon
32The Blossoms That's When The Tears Start So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology 1958 – 1998 Amazon
33The Cake Baby That's Me The Coolest Songs in the World! Vol. 6 Amazon
34The Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspiration Something's Got A Hold On Me Amazon
35The Supremes Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart Gold Disc 1 Amazon
36Martha & the Vandellas Jimmy Mack Motown: The Classic Years Disc 2 Amazon