Category Archives: American Popular

Early Female Pop Vocals

Here’s to the pioneering pop mavens. Don’t think we won’t draw a little bit outside the lines as well in this show, bringing in flappers, jazz, and novelty sounds. The groups and solo acts are thoroughly represented with the likes of Marion Harris, Ruth Etting, Billie Holiday, Kate Smith, and The Andrews Sisters. We’ll go a little bit further and bring you songs to uplift in hard times, ring with a bit of jingoism in war time, and celebrate the good times in every way possible. West County radio will get a good dose of the best of the early and mid-century popular music…all from the ladies.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Boswell Sisters Heebie Jeebies, #1 The Boswell Sisters Collection Amazon
3Marion Harris There'll Be Some Changes Made Echoes From The 1920's Disc 1 Amazon
4Helen Kane, Leonard Joy I Wanna Be Loved By You Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 20's Amazon
5Lee Morse If You Want the Rainbow The First Torch Singers, the Twenties Amazon
6Lee Morse If I Can't Have You The First Torch Singers, the Twenties Amazon
7Annette Hanshaw I Want To Be Bad Annette Hanshaw, Volume 6, 1929 (1999) Amazon
8Annette Hanshaw I Get The Blues When It Rains The Girl Next Door Amazon
9Ethel Shutta With George Olsen & His Music I'm On A Diet Of Love The Naughty 1920s: Red Hot & Risque Songs Of The Jazz Age Volume 2 Amazon
10Ruth Etting My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now Love Me or Leave Me CD1 Amazon
11Ruth Etting Ten Cents a Dance The Boop Boop a Doop Girls Amazon
12Vaughn De Leath Ukulele Lady With My Little Ukulele In My Hand (Disc 4 Of 4) Amazon
13Vaughn De Leath Banana Oil The Naughty 1920s: Red Hot & Risque Songs Of The Jazz Age Volume 2 Amazon
14Marion Harris Spring Is Here Again The Big Broadcast vol. 6 Amazon
15Boswell Sisters Put That Sun Back In the Sky Boswell Sisters Amazon
16The Boswell Sisters Shuffle Off To Buffalo The Boswell Sisters Volume 2 Amazon
17Kate Smith Twenty Million People Emergence Of A Legend Amazon
18Kate Smith Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen Emergence Of A Legend Amazon
19Josephine Baker Confessing 1926-1932 Amazon
20Billie Holiday My Last Affair Billie Holiday: The Legacy Box 1933-1958 Disc 2 Amazon
21Billie Holiday I Wished On The Moon Billie Holiday: The Lady Sings CD 1- This Year's Kisses Amazon
22Billie Holiday What A Little Moonlight Can Do Billie Holiday: The Lady Sings CD 1- This Year's Kisses Amazon
23Ella Fitzgerald Hallelujah! Cryin' Mood Amazon
24Chick Webb & His Orchestra A-Tisket, A-Tasket Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 2] Amazon
25Helen Forrest Two Blind Loves Harold Arlen Writes the Songs Amazon
26The Andrews Sisters Rhumboogie Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters [Disc 2] Amazon
27The Andrews Sisters East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters [Disc 4] Amazon
28Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters I'll Si-Si Ya In Bahia [Single Version] Their Complete Recordings Together [Disc 2] Amazon
29Dinning Sisters Beg Your Pardon Almost Sweet And Gentle [Disc 1] Amazon
30Dinning Sisters Oh Monah Almost Sweet And Gentle [Disc 1] Amazon
31The McGuire Sisters Sugartime The McGuire Sisters Greatest Hits Amazon
32Helen Kane Button Up Your Overcoat The Boop Boop a Doop Girls Amazon

Songs About Morning

Morning is one of those times between. Break of day elicits many emotions as it’s always a new start. Those occurrences that affect the heart have always been prime fodder for words and music so we’ve reached into the song bin from the past century for a theme for this morning: morning. Tune in for some classics and some not-so-knowns. We’ve got Baez and Dylan, Dearie and Day, Bromberg and Kottke, McDowell and Leadbelly, all with a tune to spin about morning. And we’ll also take you into a pop-themed set featuring Frankie’s classic “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning”. Tune in.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Big Joe Turner Morning, Noon And Night Big Joe Turner: The Definitive Blues Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon
3Billie Holiday Good Morning Heartache Ken Burns Jazz Amazon
4Blossom Dearie A Fine Spring Morning Four Classic Albums Plus (Blossom Dearie / Plays For Dancing / Give Him The Ooh-La-La / Once Upon A Summertime) (Digitally Remastered) Amazon
5Louis Jordan Early In The Morning Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
6Dean Martin & Helen O'Connell How D'ya Like Your Eggs In the Morning? Make Love With Amazon
7Doris Day I Got The Sun In The Morning Complete Doris Day With Les Brown [Disc 2] Amazon
8Gillian Welch One Morning Hell Among the Yearlings Amazon
9Gram Parsons We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning G.P. / Grievous Angel Amazon
10Bob Dylan Meet Me in the Morning Blood on the Tracks Amazon
11Jesse Colin Young Morning Sun Jesse Colin Young Classics Volume 1 Amazon
12Ian & Sylvia Early Morning Rain Greatest Hits Amazon
13Irma Thomas Early In The Morning Simply Grand Amazon
14Joan Baez One Too Many Mornings Baez Sings Dylan Amazon
15Joni Mitchell Chelsea Morning Hits Amazon
16David Bromberg I Like To Sleep Late In The Morning The Player: A Retrospective Amazon
17The South Street Trio Cold Morning Shout Before The Blues: Early American Black Music Scene (Vol. 2) Amazon
18Lead Belly Good Morning Blues Roots of the Blues, Vol. 2 Amazon
19K.C. Douglas Woke Up This Morning Mercury Blues Amazon
20Julius Daniels Can't Put A Bridle On That Mule This Morning When The Sun Goes Down: Walk Right In – The Secret Story Of Rock & Roll Amazon
21Mississippi Fred McDowell Woke Up This Morning With My Mind on Jesus The First Recordings Amazon
22Rev. Anderson Johnson Death in the Morning Goodbye, Babylon – Judgment [Disc 3] Amazon
23Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Sinatra 80th: All the Best Disc 2 Amazon
24Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Some Velvet Morning Nancy & Lee Amazon
25Margaret Whiting Good Morning Mister Echo Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Amazon
26John Hartford Morning Bugle Morning Bugle Amazon
27Hank Snow Colorado Country Morning I'm Still Movin' On [Disc 2] Amazon
28Grandpa Jones It's Raining Here This Morning (Remake) Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
29Shorty Long Good Night Cincinnati, Good Morning Tennessee Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Billy Fair Boogie In The Morning Stompin' 22 – Crazed Rhythm 'N' Blues Pounders! Amazon
31Muddy Waters Good Morning School Girl Folk Singer Amazon

Free Form – Roll Like a Big Wheel

We mix it up once again. Nothing like ending the week on a high note, a low note, and just the right mix of jazz, pop, rock, country, bluegrass, and R&B. You know it won’t stop there because if it’s one thing we do well is find all that is good in between the boards. Join Dave Stroud for music featuring tracks from The Boswell Sisters, Red Foley, Julia Lee, The Prisonaires, Mose Allison, and John Prine. Friday mornings in West County … where we kick off the weekend on the stream our hearts out!

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Joan Osborne Roll Like A Big Wheel Bring It On Home Amazon
3The Mills Brothers Cherry (L. Armstrong) The Mills Brothers Golden G'ts(3) Amazon
4Les Paul & The Andrews Sisters Rumors Are Flying (Single Version) Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Plus (1936-47) [Disc 2] Amazon
5Louis Jordan Hungry Man Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
6Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra Shout, Brother, Shout – (featuring The Five Tones) Not So Quiet Please Amazon
7The Prisonaires Just Walking in the Rain Sun Ballads 1953-62 Amazon
8Mose Allison Lost Mind Allison Wonderland Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
9Dinah Washington Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? Verve Unmixed Amazon
10Julia Lee When Jennie Does That Lowdown Dance Kansas City Star [Disc 5] Amazon
11Nellie Lutcher Let Me Tell You 'Bout The Guy Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 4] Amazon
12Boswell Sisters Put That Sun Back In the Sky Boswell Sisters Amazon
13Red Foley & The Andrews Sisters I Want To Be With You Always Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
14The Andrews Sisters Pistol Packin' Mama Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters [Disc 1] Amazon
15Junior Brown Where Has All the Money Gone? Down Home Chrome Amazon
16Merle Haggard Mama Tried The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ella Mae Morse w/Big Dave and His Orchestra Down In Mexico Barrell House Boogie and the Blues Amazon
18Santiago Jimenez Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
19Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Havana Moon Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Amazon
20Levon Helm Tennessee Jed Electric Dirt Amazon
21Grateful Dead Dire Wolf Workingman's Dead Amazon
22Graham Parker Sugaree Your Country Amazon
23Jim Lauderdale The Night The Moon Fell Down Carolina Moonshine Amazon
24Jimmy Martin 20/20 Vision Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
25Hank Williams Cold, Cold Heart 24 Greatest Amazon
26John Prine Summers End The Tree of Forgiveness Amazon
27Billie Holiday Gloomy Sunday Ken Burns Jazz Amazon
28Lula Reed I'll Drown In My Own Tears The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
29Effie Smith Water, Water The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
30Mildred Jones Mr. Thrill Warming By The Devils Fire – A Film By Charles Burnett Amazon
31T-Bone Walker Cold Cold Feeling Electric Blues – Part 1: Beginnings 1939-1954 Amazon
32Jo Stafford Shrimp Boats Your Hit Parade – 1951 Amazon
33Louis Armstrong The Music Goes Round And Around [Single Version] Rhythm Saved The World Amazon

Free Form – Old Records

Old records are honored…as they are each week. The 33s, the 45s, and the 78s…all forms, all speeds. We’ll take a musical trip back to the dawn of doo wop, head to the border for an encounter with el toro relajo, visit the Big Broadcast sounds of early radio and hotel orchestras including Ted Weems and the Sunshine Boys. We’ll also gear up for a classic 1914 recording by the piano genius Felix Arndt. Arthur Alexander, Los Lobos, Tampa Red, and Left Frizzell also join in…just for you on a free form Friday morning on Deeper Roots.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Irma Thomas Old Records If You Want It, Come and Get It Amazon
3Lewis Bronzeville Five Natchez Mississippi Blues The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
4Leon Redbone Sweet Lorraine Any Time Amazon
5Los Lobos Goodnight My Love El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (2 of 4) Amazon
6The Treniers Good Rockin' Tonight They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon
7The Larks Rockin' in the Rocket Room Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
8The Swallows Roll, Roll, Pretty Baby Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
9Irma Thomas Girl Needs Boy Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
10Norah Jones How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams [LP/CD] Amazon
11Arthur Alexander Every Day I Have to Cry Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter Amazon
12Arthur Alexander Anna The Craft of Music, Vol. 2 Amazon
13Ry Cooder w/Jim Dickinson Texas Bop The Border/Alamo Bay Amazon
14The Mavericks Hey Tonight (Bonus) Quiero Creedence Amazon
15The Texas Tornados Little Bit Is Better Than Nada 4 Aces Amazon
16Don Santiago Jimenez Sr Ay Te Deja San Antonio Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
17Linda Ronstadt El Toro Relajo (The Troublesome Bull) Mas Canciones Amazon
18Dwight Yoakam This Time This Time Amazon
19Lefty Frizzell Just Can't Live That Fast (Any More) Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 2 – Legends Of Honky Tonk Amazon
20Charlie Walker Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 2 – Legends Of Honky Tonk Amazon
21Tex Russell & His Hollywood Cowboys What It Means To Be Blue Kings Of Western Swing, Vol. 2 Amazon
22Felix Arndt Desecration Rag The Big Broadcast vol. 9 Amazon
23The Sunshine Boys It's Unanimous 1929-1931 – The Complete Set Amazon
24Ted Weems & His Orchestra From Saturday Night Till Monday Morning The Complete Ted Weems and His Orchestra Vol. 2 (1926-1928) Amazon
25Danny Kaye Civilization Danny Kaye The Best of Amazon
26Tampa Red Shake It Up a Little The Bluebird Recordings (1934-1936) Amazon
27Louis Armstrong & All His Stars The Younger Generation When you're smiling Amazon
28Louis Armstrong A Kiss To Build A Dream On Wonderful World Of Louis Armstrong – Demo Amazon
29Bob Dylan The Love That Faded The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams [LP/CD] Amazon
30Charlie Louvin Knoxville Girl (w. Will Oldham) Charlie Louvin Amazon
31Vince Gill Randall Knife This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
32Modern Hicks Wings Of A Dove Tornado Alley Amazon
33Freddie King Lonesome Whistle Blues Ultimate Collection Amazon

A Dreamer’s Holiday

Sit back and relax. Today’s Deeper Roots takes on a quieter mood with easy and sweet pop melodies from the past century. Dreamy classics from the American Songbook featuring the likes of Ray Charles, Leon Redbone, Willie Nelson, Sam Cooke, The Pied Pipers, and many more. From the 1930s to the 2010s, this week’s show contains the polish of moonlight, the wisp of clouds against a blue sky, and a trip to the Isle of Golden Dreams. Something to ponder…a dream or two…adrift like smoke rings in low light. All for our West County fans on Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Leon Redbone A Dreamer's Holiday Up A Lazy River Amazon
3Solitaire Miles Darn That Dream Melancholy Lullaby Amazon
4Mama Cass Dream A Little Dream Of Me Dream A Little Dream Of Me Amazon
5The Pied Pipers Dream It's Been A Long, Long Time – Music Of The War Years Vol 3 Amazon
6Roy Orbison Dream You've Got Mail Amazon
7The Prisonaires Dreaming Of You The Prisonaires – Just Walkin' In The Rain Amazon
8Sam Cooke Smoke Rings The Rhythm And The Blues Amazon
9Little Jimmy Scott Street of Dreams Glengarry Glen Ross Amazon
10Dr. John Blue Skies Afterglow Amazon
11Bill Frisell & Petra Haden I've Got A Crush On You Petra Haden And Bill Frisell Amazon
12k.d. lang Skylark Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil Amazon
13Les Paul & Mary Ford Drifting and Dreaming Lovers' Luau Amazon
14Peggy Lee Is That All There Is? The Best of Miss Peggy Lee [Bonus DVD] Disc 1 Amazon
15Patti Page Old Cape Cod Your Hit Parade – 1957 Amazon
16Ray Charles Moonlight In Vermont Ray Charles – 93 Essential Tracks Amazon
17Roy Orbison In Dreams The Soul of Rock And Roll [Disc 4] Amazon
18Neil Young Dreamin' Man Harvest Moon Amazon
19Willie Nelson A Dreamer's Holiday Without a Song Amazon
20Keely Smith You Go to My Head The Essential Capitol Collection Amazon
21Frank Sinatra September Song The Reprise Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
22Dean Martin Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams Spotlight On Dean Martin: Great Gentlemen Of Song Amazon
23Dean Martin Hit The Road To Dreamland Spotlight On Dean Martin: Great Gentlemen Of Song Amazon
24The Ink Spots Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat Greatest Hits Amazon
25Leon Redbone If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven Double Time Amazon
26Les Paul My Isle Of Golden Dreams Les Paul: Guitar Wizard Amazon
27Waylon Jennings Dreaming My Dreams With You Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line: The RCA Years Disc 2 Amazon
28Tony Bennett I Left My Heart in San Francisco The Essential Tony Bennett [Columbia/Legacy] Disc 1 Amazon
29Nat King Cole Orange Colored Sky Nat King Cole [Disc 2] Amazon
30Alden Howard/Dick Hyman I'll See You in My Dreams Sweet and Lowdown Amazon
31Tony Bennett I Wanna Be Around Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil Amazon

Jazz Guitar Redux

Jazz guitar masters take center stage on a February Friday in Sonoma County on community radio. Join Dave Stroud as he revisits some of the great jazz guitar performances including tracks from Charlie Christian, Eddie Lang, Teddy Bunn, and Kenny Burrell. This week’s two hour show will also include some country and rock favorites whose guitar work stands alongside the great influential performers of the day….Les Paul, Chet Atkins, and Hank Garland among them.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Django Reinhardt & Stiphane Grappelli Jeepers Creepers Swing 39 Amazon
3Carl Kress Jazz in G Presenting& The Great Guitarists Amazon
4Stiphane Grappelli & Barney Kessel It Don't Mean A Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol. 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
5Teddy Bunn I've Got The World on A String Hittin' On All Six (A History of Jazz Guitar) Amazon
6Charlie Christian Solo Flight Hittin' On All Six: The Charlie Christian Revolution Amazon
7Gaillard, Slim Quartette Tee Say Malee Laughing in Rhythm: Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti) [Disc 3] Amazon
8Slim Gaillard Blue Heaven ABC Of The Blues Vol 12 Amazon
9Eddie Lang Add A Little Wiggle Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: The New York Sessions 1926-35 Amazon
10Eddie Lang Eddie's Twister Jazz Guitar Virtuoso Amazon
11John Trueheart Lonesome Moments Hittin' On All Six (A History of Jazz Guitar) Amazon
12Dick Bernstein Ramble HIttin' On All Six (A History of Jazz Guitar) Amazon
13Les Paul & Mary Ford Jazz Me Blues Les Paul: Guitar Wizard Amazon
14Chet Atkins Mountain Melody 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
15Chet Atkins, George Barnes, Henry Haynes, Kenneth Burns, Charles R. Grean, Irving Goldberg, Bob Davis I'll See You In My Dreams Jazz from the Hills Amazon
16George Barnes Little Rock Getaway 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
17Oscar Aleman Bye Bye Blues Theme Time Radio Hour – Season 3 – [Disc 1] Amazon
18Tal Farlow Yardbird Suite 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
19Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang Guitar Blues 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
20Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown On Green Dolphin Street 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
21Joe Pass Night and Day 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
22George Benson with Jack Mc Duff Easy Living George Benson & Jack McDuff Amazon
23Kenny Burrell Chitlins Con Carne Midnight Blue Amazon
24Jim Hall Autumn Leaves Hallmarks: The Best Of Jim Hall (1971-2000) Amazon
25Pat Martino Road Song Footprints Amazon
26Wes Montgomery The Surrey With The Fringe On Top Willow Weep For Me Amazon
27Hank Garland Some of These Day Move! – The Guitar Artistry of Hank Garland Amazon
28Grant Green Jean De Fleur Idle Moments Amazon

Elvis’ Roots

The influence of gospel, blues, country, and tradition has always informed the music of Elvis…and while we’re not digging too far into the later works, we’ll go sit with Elvis on the sofa with our ears to the Victrola and the crackling of WDIA Memphis and the smattering of black blues and gospel over the air. We’ll hear The Carters, Jimmy Reed, Smiley Lewis, Little Junior Parker, Mahalia Jackson, and a couple dozen more in this episode. Keep an ear out for some rare recordings including those whose meager popularity evaporated once Elvis went on to cover them. Names like Joe Dowell, The Eagles (not the LA band), Deacon Tom Foger, and Charlie Blackwell bely their contributions to the Elvis catalog.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
3Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys Blue Moon Of Kentucky Columbia Country Classics Volume 1: The Golden Age Amazon
4Ernest Tubb I Love You Because The Texas Troubadour ([Disc 2] – Slippin' Around (The Hits Vol.2) Amazon
5Gene Austin Love Letters In The Sand A Time To Relax Amazon
6Eddy Arnold It's a Sin Country & Western Hit Parade 1947 Amazon
7Red Foley Old Shep Tennessee Saturday Night Amazon
8The Lone Star Cowboys Just Because East Virginia Blues (When The Sun Goes Down Series) Amazon
9The Carter Family I'm Working On A Building The Carter Family: 1927-1934 [Disc 5] Amazon
10Deacon Tom Foger & The Camp Meeting Choir Working On The Building Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
11Kokomo Arnold Milk Cow Blues Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
12Arthur Gunter Baby Let's Play House The Best Of Excello Records Amazon
13Jimmy Reed Big Boss Man The Very Best of Jimmy Reed Amazon
14Jimmy Reed Baby What You Want Me To Do The Very Best of Jimmy Reed Amazon
15Arthur Big Boy Crudup So Glad You're Mine Rock Me Mama (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
16Arthur Big Boy Crudup So Glad You're Mine Rock Me Mama (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
17Little Junior Parker Mystery Train Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
18Little Richard Long Tall Sally Specialty Profiles: Larry Williams Amazon
19Chuck Berry Promised Land The Chess Box Disc 2 Amazon
20Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
21The Eagles Trying To Get To You Mercury R+B '46-'62 [Disc 1] Amazon
22Smiley Lewis One Night I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 3 Amazon
23Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters Money Honey Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four Amazon
24Roy Brown Good Rockin' Tonight Gettin' Funky [Disc 3] – The Hitmakers Amazon
25Ivory Joe Hunter I Need You So The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter : 1947 – 1950 Amazon
26Billy Bunn & His Buddies That's When Your Heartaches Begin Money Honey – Rise of the Black Vocal Group 51-53 Amazon
27Charlie Blackwell The Girl of My Best Friend Gems from the Warner Brothers Vault (Pt. 1) Amazon
28Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon
29Sister Rosetta Tharpe I Believe Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
30The Golden Gate Quartet Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (1946) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 5, 1939-1949) Amazon
31Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers Peace In The Valley The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
32Mahalia Jackson How Great Thou Art Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns, Vol.2 [Disc 1] Amazon
33Sister Rosetta Tharpe Precious Memories Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon
34Joe Dowell Wooden Heart Easy Listening Gold 1960-1961 Amazon
35Glen Gray & The Casa Lorne Orchestra Blue Moon Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon

Free Form – January 2018

We open 2018 with a mix of jazz, R&B, New Orleans piano, gospel, and country… nothing that you would not expect from the show. Here’s hoping to something much better from all of us…as a democracy and a society. While the 1 percent have fooled the desperate we’ll be spending time with the passions of Ivie Anderson, Ray Charles, Madeline Bell, Doug Sahm, and Sam Cooke to keep our hearts, minds, and eyes on the prize. Join Dave Stroud for a free form exploration of American roots music every other Friday morning at 9am on KOWS and weekly (Friday evenings at 9) on KWTF.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Blossom Dearie Everything I've Got Got Nothing But Song Amazon
3Professor Longhair Mean Old World Fess: The Professor Longhair A Amazon
4Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers Mean Old World The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
5Joseph Crawford and unidentified vocalist Free At Las' 2- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
6Anthony Butler Judgement's Coming Soon Mighty Day – 25 Gospel Greats Amazon
7Cowboy Junkies Jesus Is Coming Soon God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
8Madeline Bell Can't Get Used To Losing You Bell's A Poppin' Amazon
9Laura Lee Up Tight, Good Man The Muscle Shoals Sound Amazon
10Jean Wells Have a Little Mercy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Taken From Our Vaults, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Varetta Dillard I Can't Help Myself Got You On My Mind Amazon
12The Orioles You Belong to Me Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
13The Commands No Time For You Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label Amazon
14Slim Gaillard Blue Heaven ABC Of The Blues Vol 12 Amazon
15The Cats & The Fiddle Darling, Can't We Make A Date The Very Best Of Amazon
16Ivie Anderson I'm Checkin' Out, Goo'm Bye An Introduction To Ivie Anderson Amazon
17Ivie Anderson Oh Babe! Maybe Someday An Introduction To Ivie Anderson Amazon
18Louis Jordan I Seen What'cha Done Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
19Ray Charles & Willie Nelson Seven Spanish Angels The Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 4] Amazon
20Willie Nelson Let's Face The Music And Dance Let's Face The Music And Dance Amazon
21Asleep at the Wheel Dance With Who Brung You The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel Since 1970 Amazon
22Leon McAuliffe Tulsa, Straight Ahead Tulsa Straight Ahead Amazon
23Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams Better Do It Now Shame On You Amazon
24Doug Sahm I Wanna Be Your Mama Again Best of Sir Douglas 68-75 Amazon
25Bruce Daigrepont Acadie A la Louisiane Alligator Stomp 3: Cajun Zydeco Classics Amazon
26Elijah & The Ebonites Hot Grits!!! Eccentric Soul – The Capsoul Label Amazon
27Lee Dorsey Work, Work, Work The Ep Collection…Plus Amazon
28Bo Diddley You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover The Chess Box Amazon
29Magic Sam Feels So Good (I Wanna Boogie) Living The Blues – 1965 – 1969 Blues Classics Amazon
30Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightnin' Blues From Hell Amazon
31Ella Mae Morse Jumpin' Jack Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
32The Boswell Sisters Gee, But I'd Like To Make You Happy The Object Of My Affection Amazon
33Ethel Waters Stormy Weather The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
34Juan Gabriel Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Gracias al Sol) Quiero Creedence Amazon

Who We Lost in 2017

We look back at the great ones we lost in 2017…and there were a number of great ones:  Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, and Tom Petty. While two hours provides only a limited amount of time, our parameters are such that we look at contributions and influences, focusing our honor to those who fit the roots and the body of work that these greats brought to the fore.  We’ll feature music of Rosalie Sorrels, Greg Allman, Steely Dan, Don Williams, Glen Campbell, and numerous others whose lives will live on in their music. Join Dave Stroud for two hours of music from the last century on Sonoma County community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fats Domino My Girl Josephine A Lot Of Dominos Amazon
3Paul Kanter & Jefferson Starship The Baby Tree Blows Against The Empire Amazon
4Rosalie Sorrels Rock, Salt And Nails Cover to Cover: The Originals, Vol. 2 [Disc 1] Amazon
5Harry Dean Stanton Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Partly Fiction Amazon
6Mark Selby Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
7Wayne Cochran Last Kiss 30 Country Hits – A History of Country Music Amazon
8Chuck Berry Back In The U.S.A. Johnny B. Goode-His Complete 50's Chess Recordings Amazon
9Sonny Burgess Red Headed Woman Rockin' Memphis [Disc 3] Amazon
10The Allman Brothers Band Melissa Stand Back: The Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
11Tower Of Power You're Still A Young Man Art Laboe's Memories Of El Monte/The Roots Of L.A.'s Rock And Roll Amazon
12The Main Ingredient Everybody Plays the Fool 70s Music Explosion – Miracles Amazon
13Sister Sledge We Are Family Ultimate Disco Amazon
14J. Geils Band Give It To Me Must Have Got Lost Amazon
15Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Don't Do Me Like That Damn the Torpedoes Amazon
16The Smithereens Blood & Roses Blown to Smithereens: The Best of the Smithereens Amazon
17Lonnie Brooks Mr. Hot Shot Stompin' 3 Amazon
18Steam Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye 45's on CD, Vol. 4: 1967-1969 Amazon
19Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
20Della Reese Don't You Know Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
21Keely Smith/Louis Prima That Old Black Magic Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 5: Wild Cool & Swingin Amazon
22Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Ev'ry Street's A Boulevard In Old New York The Capitol Years [Disc 1] Amazon
23The Partridge Family I Think I Love You Have A Nice Day: Super Hits Of The '70s, Vol. 3 Amazon
24Al Jarreau We're In This Love Together BMG Vol. 03 Disc 01 1981-1983 Amazon
25D.L. Menard The Back Door The Oxford American Southern Sampler 1999 Amazon
26Mel Tillis Who's Julie Only Country – 1965-1969 Amazon
27Don Williams Amanda The Definitive Collection Amazon
28Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy 70s Music Explosion – Magic Disc 2 Amazon
29Johnny Cash Rusty Cage Unchained Amazon
30Steely Dan Reeling in the Years A Decade of Steely Dan Amazon
31The Roches Wedding Bell Blues Time & Love, The Music of Laura Nyro Amazon
32James Brown Funky Drummer (Bonus Beat Reprise) In the Jungle Groove Amazon
33James Brown Cold Sweat CD of JB II: Cold Sweat and Other Soul Classics Amazon

Songs of John Hiatt

From the ‘pink bedroom’ and edgy alternative to blues and country, R&B and everything in between…John Hiatt’s catalog of recordings is only surpassed by the library of his songs penned over the past fifty years. We’ll take a look back, primarily focusing on covers from his contemporaries; names like Rosanne Cash, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Rodriguez, and Buddy Guy are but just a small sampling of the performers we’ll hear from on another Friday evening on Sonoma County community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Hiatt Crossing Muddy Waters Crossing Muddy Waters Amazon
3Buddy Guy Feels Like Rain Feels Like Rain Amazon
4Emmylou Harris Icy Blue Heart Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
5Rosanne Cash The Way We Make a Broken Heart Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
6Jo-El Sonnier I'll Never Get Over You Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
7Flaco Jiminez Across The Borderline featuring John Hiatt (Album Version) Partners Amazon
8Terrance Simien It Hasn't Happened Yet Rollin' into Memphis: Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
9Carrie Rodriguez Big Love Love and Circumstances Amazon
10Rosanne Cash It Hasn't Happened Yet Retrospective Amazon
11John Hiatt Cry Love Walk On Amazon
12Kelly Willis Drive South Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
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