Category Archives: American Popular

Who We Lost in 2019

Another year passes and with each year we take stock of the legacies that are not ‘left behind’ but live on in their contributions. The past century of America’s music has brought talent, wit and wisdom, and the artists’ take on arrangement, delivery, and rhythm. This was another year of profound loss including contemporaries like Daniel Johnston and Ric Ocasek, studio production legends Hal Blaine and Dave Bartholomew, songwriting greats Robert Hunter and Donnie Fritts, and prolific performers like Fats Domino, Doris Day, and Art Neville. Two hours means we draw the line and that’s never easy. Tune in for a look back at who we lost in 2019. www.kowsfm.com/listen is the stream.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show Cover of the Rolling Stone The Essential Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show Amazon
3Ethel Ennis, Hank Jones, Eddie Briggs, Abie Baker & Kenny Clarke Lullaby for Losers Lullabies for Losers Amazon
4Carol Channing Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
5Doris Day Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps Something For Everybody Amazon
6The McGuire Sisters Sugartime Your Hit Parade – 1958 Amazon
7The Lettermen The Way You Look Tonight Lifetime Of Romance: Secret Rendezvous [Disc 1] Amazon
8Leon Redbone My Little Grass Shack Whistling In The Wind Amazon
9Captain & Tenille Love Will Keep Us Together 70s Music Explosion Escape Amazon
10The Monkees Can You Dig It? Listen to the Band Disc 3 Amazon
11Danny & The Juniors Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay Hit The Road Jack: The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
12Jack Scott Leroy Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon
13Sleepy Labeef Good Rockin' Boogie Sleepy Rocks Amazon
14Bonnie Guitar Dark Moon Dark Moon [Bear Family] Amazon
15The Grateful Dead Friend of the Devil American Beauty Amazon
1613th Floor Elevators You're Gonna Miss Me High Fidelity Amazon
17Quicksilver Messenger Service Who Do You Love Part 1 Happy Trails [Live] Amazon
18The Ronettes Be My Baby Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 2 Amazon
19The Honeycombs Have I The Right We Love Pirate Radio – 60s Favourites Amazon
20The Persuasions I'll Come Running Back to You Good News Amazon
21Andre Williams Jail Bait Artist's Choice: Rolling Stones Amazon
22Jackie Shane Any Other Way Any Other Way Amazon
23Donnie Fritts The Oldest Baby in the World Lucky 13 Amazon
24Eddie Money Baby Hold On Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money Amazon
25Art Neville All These Things Brother to Brother (Disc One:Art) Amazon
26Fats Domino I Hear You Knockin' They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
27Dr. John Somebody Changed The Lock Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
28Ric Ocasek Bottom Dollar Nexterday Amazon
29Little Feat Dixie Chicken Hotcakes & Outtakes: 30 Years of Little Feat (1 of 4) Amazon
30The Amazing Rhythm Aces Third Rate Romance Stacked Deck Amazon
31Dick Dale & the Del-Tones King of the Surf Guitar Cowabunga! The Surf Box Disc 2 Amazon
32Earl Thomas Conley Holding Her And Loving You Superstars Of Country: Good Ol' Songs [Disc 1] Amazon
33Mac Wiseman Tis Sweet To Be Remembered Teenage Hangout Amazon

 

The Year 1952

A good year…if I do say so myself. We’re going to count down the top ten of the year 1952…in pop, country, and R&B. The music that year featured sounds that portended the birth of rock ‘n roll, the blossoming of the Golden Age of Country, and the droll mainstream charts couldn’t have been more ripe for steamrolling.  Webb Pierce and Hank Williams dominated the country charts while the white bread pop charts found Al Martino, Johnny Ray, and Rosemary Clooney. But it was the R&B charts that mirrored the emerging energy of swing, rhythm and blues, and rock with the likes of The Clovers, Ruth Brown, and The Five Royales.  The DOW Jones average closed at an all-time high of (a whopping) 269.86. Tune in for the countdown. 67 years in the rear-view on Sonoma County Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Fitzgerald Goody, Goody 75th Birthday Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
3Percy Faith Delicado 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
4Willie Mabon I Don't Know Atlantic Blues: Piano Amazon
5Eddy Arnold A Full Time Job Eddy's Song: A Full Time Job Amazon
6Al Martino Here In My Heart Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Po Amazon
7Ruth Brown 5-10-15 Hours Ruth Brown: Mama He Treats Your Daugher Mean & Other Hits Amazon
8Hank Williams I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 5 Amazon
9Patti Page I Went To Your Wedding The Patti Page Collection: The Mercury Years, Volume 1 Amazon
10The 5 Royales Baby Don't Do It The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
11Webb Pierce Back Street Affair All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
12Eddie Fisher Wish You Were Here The Great American Crooners [Disc 5] Amazon
13Little Walter Juke Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
14Carl Smith (When You Feel Like You're in Love) Don't Just Stand There The Essential Carl Smith (1950-1956) Amazon
15Rosemary Clooney Half As Much Tenderly Amazon
16Fats Domino Goin' Home Rock And Rollin Amazon
17Lefty Frizzell Give Me More, More, More (of Your Kisses) Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Sat. Night) Amazon
18Vera Lynn Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart White Cliffs Of Dover [Disc 1] Amazon
19Johnny Ace My Song Memorial Album Amazon
20Webb Pierce That Heart Belongs To Me All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
21Jo Stafford You Belong To Me Your Hit Parade – 1952 Amazon
22The Clovers One Mint Julep Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
23Slim Whitman Indian Love Call Golden Age of Country Volume 5: The Wild Side of Life Amazon
24Johnny Ray Cry The Best Jukeboxhits Amazon
25Jimmy Forrest Night Train Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
26Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
27Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Shutter Island [Disc 2] Amazon
28Billy Ward & the Dominoes Have Mercy Baby Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
29Webb Pierce Wondering All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
30Leroy Anderson Blue Tango Instrumental Gold [Disc 1] Amazon
31Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
32Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 24 Greatest Amazon
33Bull Moose Jackson Nosey Joe Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
34Nat King Cole Unforgettable Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon

Free Form After Kincade

A last minute playlist…some gentle sounds for listeners who’ve had a tough week here in Sonoma County. Songs of reflection take center stage on Deeper Roots where the scheduled playlist was a bit too frivolous to put on the air. With everyone focused on rebuilding, rehoming, and getting their power back as well as building a support network for those impacted through lost homes and property. And here’s to the first responders, the city and county officials who get it right this time…join Dave Stroud on a Saturday morning in October in a county still reeling from the firestorm of two years back. Easy listening is the order of the day.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Alvin California's Burning Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
3The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Be What You Are Amazon
4Kate Wolf Here In California Weaver Of Visions – Anthology (2) Amazon
5Simon & Garfunkel Homeward Bound The Essential Simon & Garfunkel Amazon
6Simon & Garfunkel America The Essential Simon & Garfunkel [Disc 2] Amazon
7The Youngbloods Get Together Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods Amazon
8Maria McKee Let Your Light Shine On Me God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
9Paul Simon Feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo Amazing Grace The Warner Brothers Collection Amazon
10Creedence Clearwater Revival The Midnight Special Chronicle: Volume Two Amazon
11The Venice Four with Rose Stone and The Abbot Kinney Lighthouse Choir Let Your Light Shine On Me [Album Version] The Ladykillers Music From The Motion Picture Amazon
12The Staple Singers Jacob's Ladder Freedom Highway Amazon
13Marty Robbins You Gotta Climb 1963 (Warped 6373) Amazon
14Neko Case Thanks A Lot The Virginian Amazon
15Geraint Watkins Go West Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
16Nick Lowe Rome Wasn't Built In a Day At My Age Amazon
17Gram Parsons In My Hour of Darkness Exposed Roots: Best of Alt. Country Disc 2 Amazon
18The Band All LA Glory Stage Fright Amazon
19Bob Dylan Shelter from the Storm Blood on the Tracks Amazon
20Elvis Presley Promised Land Artist of the Century Disc 3 Amazon
21John Hiatt Ethylene Walk On Amazon
22Neil Young Peace of Mind Comes a Time Amazon
23Luna California (All the Way) Bewitched Amazon
24The Band The Weight The Best of the Band Amazon
25Arthur Alexander Every Day I Have to Cry Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter Amazon
26Mike Farris Snap Your Fingers Silver & Stone Amazon
27Willie Nelson Funny How Time Slips Away One Hell Of A Ride Amazon

Covering Elvis

This morning’s show will be a collection of Elvis covers; songs that hit the charts for Elvis from 1956 into the break of the 1970s. Mostly number ones, but some repeated favorites, all covered by a cross-section of his contemporaries and those from another generation. We’ll have everyone from Santo & Johnny and Bobby Gentry to Rosie Flores and John Prine putting forward covers of Elvis Presley treats. We’ve also got a version of Heartbreak Hotel by Hanni El Khabib, a rare piece by rocker and session man (not bluesman) Robert Johnson, Billy Burnette’s bluegrass, and some C. J. Chenier to keep the eclectic blend alive. We’re on Friday mornings at 9 Pacific on KOWS and Friday evenings at 9 Pacific on KWTF.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobby Bare That's All Right 1971 Amazon
3Ricky Nelson There's Good Rockin' Tonight Ricky Nelson Amazon
4Chris Isaak I Forgot to Remember to Forget Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
5John Prine & Mac Wiseman I Forgot to Remember to Forget Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
6Hanni El Khatib Heartbreak Hotel Will the Guns Come Out Amazon
7Marty Stuart/The Staple Singers Don't Be Cruel (To a Heart That's True) The Marty Party Hit Pack Amazon
8Jon Spencer All Shook Up Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
9Debbie Harry Don't Be Cruel Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
10Eric Clapton Hound Dog Journeyman Amazon
11Linda Ronstadt Love Me Tender Living In The U.S.A. Amazon
12Rosie Flores Too Much Working Girl's Guitar Amazon
13Billy Joel All Shook Up Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
14C.J. Chenier Teddy Bear Step It Up! Amazon
15Dion Jailhouse Rock (Album) Heroes: Giants of Early Guitar Rock Amazon
16Ricky Van Shelton Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
17Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen Hard Headed Woman Sleazy Roadside Stories Amazon
18Ken Lovelace One Night Twenty Years Overnight Amazon
19Raul Malo (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I After Hours Amazon
20Billy Burnette; Shawn Camp A Big Hunk O' Love The Bluegrass Elvises, Vol. 1 Amazon
21Billy Burnette/Shawn Camp Are You Lonesome Tonight The Bluegrass Elvises, Vol. 1 Amazon
22Chris Isaak It's Now or Never Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
23Del Shannon His Latest Flame Home and Away: The Complete Recording 1960-1970 – CD1 Amazon
24Chris Isaak Can't Help Falling in Love Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
25The Marvelettes Good Luck Charm Four By Four – Girl Groups Amazon
26Dave Edmunds Return to Sender Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
27Trisha Yearwood (You're The) Devil in Disguise Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
28Aaron Neville Crying In The Chapel The Tattooed Heart Amazon
29Santo & Johnny Crying In the Chapel Santo And Johnny, The Best of Amazon
30Bobbie Gentry In The Ghetto Ode To Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years Amazon
31Waylon Jennings Suspicious Minds Singles Amazon
32Mark James Suspicious Minds Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
33Robert Johnson Burning Love Close Personal Friend Amazon
34Chet Atkins It's Now Or Never The Guitar Genius Amazon

Moon Baby

A laid back Friday morning in store as we celebrate a century of America’s music with classics from every corner. Dave Stroud hosts with a potpourri of doo wop, gospel, rock, R&B, soul, and country wrapped up just for Deeper Roots listeners out there. We’ll be hearing from Johnny Cash, The Ravens, Mike Farris, (more than one) Bo Diddley, and The Neville Brothers as we watch the trees turn their late summer umber under warm Sonoma County September skies. Tune in for the very best, including The Living Sisters and The Andrews Sisters, side by side, this one time. Only on Community Radio because all other $$$ stations fail to play with heart.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bo Diddley Moon Baby Bo Diddley Is A Lover Amazon
3Johnny Cash I'm Ragged But I'm Right Life Amazon
4Mike Farris Tennessee Girl Silver & Stone Amazon
5Bruce Springsteen Old Dan Tucker We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
6Bruce Springsteen I Ain't Got No Home Folkways: A Vision Shared-A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly Amazon
7Eddie Money Two Tickets to Paradise Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money Amazon
8Mudcrutch Shady Grove Mudcrutch Amazon
9David Lindley and Wally Ingram Pay Bo Diddley Twango Bango Deluxe Amazon
10Bo Diddley Crackin' Up Go Bo Diddley Amazon
11John Fogerty Blue Moon Nights Blue Moon Swamp Amazon
12John Hiatt Dust Down a Country Road Walk On Amazon
13Johnny Cash W. Lee O Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys) Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
14The Light Crust Doughboys Loud Mouth The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
15Little Jimmy Dickens Me And My Big Loud Mouth Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
16Sister Emily Bram Each Day Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
17Brother Joe May Working On A Building The Great Gospel Men: 27 Classic Performances By The Greatest Gospel Men Amazon
18Ruthie Foster Death Came A'Knockin' Oxford American Southern Music Texas Amazon
19The Neville Brothers A Change Is Gonna Come Yellow Moon Amazon
20Ry Cooder Waitin' For Some Girl I, Flathead Amazon
21Dan Penn I'm Living Good The Fame Recordings Amazon
22The Redcaps Just For You The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
23The Ravens Careless Love The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 2- Birdland Amazon
24The Flamingos Ko Ko Mo The Best Of The Flamingos Amazon
25The Cadillacs Betty My Love For Collectors Only (Disc 1) Amazon
26Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five w/ Ella Fitzgerald Stone Cold Dead In The Market Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 1944 – 1946 Amazon
27The Andrews Sisters Rum And Coca-Cola 20th Century Masters: Millenni Amazon
28The Living Sisters (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am Love to Live Amazon
29Aretha Franklin Do Right Woman, Do Right Man [Stereo Version][*][Version] I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Amazon
30Solomon Burke Take Me (Just As I Am) King Solomon / I Wish I Knew Amazon
31The Ink Spots When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
32Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit She Don't Love Nobody The Rose of England Amazon
33Hank Thompson The King Of Western Swing The Best Of Hank Thompson 1966-1979 Amazon

Covered by the Stones

It had to start somewhere. And it did. The music that inspired rock and roll also inspired the countless British Invasion groups that littered the charts beginning in the early-to-mid 60s. Mayall, The Yardbirds, and, of course, The Rolling Stones. The early years of the Stones found them playing covers of some of the great stateside R&B, blues, and soul classics. Our Deeper Roots show today  feasts on the originals (as did Jagger, Richard and company) and brings you the seminal sounds of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Solomon Burke, Arthur Alexander, and a host of others in our tribute to the music that was a fusion of blues, R&B, and soul. Music that made rock and roll the world music phenomenon that it was to become. Tune into Community Radio on Fridays for roots music.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Robert Wilkins That's No Way To Get Along Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
3Bobby Fuller Not Fade Away Shakedown! The Texas Tapes Revisited Disc 1 Amazon
4Nat King Cole Trio (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 The World Of Nat King Cole Amazon
5Muddy Waters I Just Want To Make Love To You The Definitive Collection Amazon
6Jimmy Reed Honest I Do Blues Masters: The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed Amazon
7Slim Harpo I'm A King Bee (Single Version) The Best Of Slim Harpo Amazon
8Chuck Berry Carol Johnny B. Goode-His Complete 50's Chess Recordings Amazon
9Marvin Gaye Can I Get A Witness Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
10Gene Allison You Can Make It If You Try The Devil's Jukebox Amazon
11Rufus Thomas Walking The Dog Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
12Chuck Berry Around and Around The Chess Box Disc 1 Amazon
13Jay McShann Confessin' The Blues Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
14Irma Thomas Time Is On My Side Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 4 Amazon
15The Valentinos It's All Over Now Sam Cooke's Sar Records Story 59-65 CD2 Amazon
16The Drifters Under the Boardwalk Drifters' Golden Hits Amazon
17Solomon Burke If You Need Me The Very Best Of Sixties Soul Amazon
18Dale Hawkins Susie-Q James Burton – The Early Years 1957-1969 Amazon
19Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
20The Coasters Down Home Girl 50 Coastin' Classics [Disc 2] Amazon
21Chuck Berry You Can't Catch Me Johnny B. Goode-His Complete 50's Chess Recordings Amazon
22Bo Diddley Mona 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – The Best Of Bo Diddley Amazon
23Will Bradley & Ray McKinley Down The Road Apiece (Forget Chuck Berry & The Stones – Original Version!) Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
24Otis Redding Pain In My Heart Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
25Howlin' Wolf Little Red Rooster Great Tomato Blues Package Amazon
26Don Covay Mercy Mercy Summertime Groove Amazon
27Marvin Gaye Hitch Hike Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
28Otis Redding That's How Strong My Love Is Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
29Sam Cooke Good Times Ain't That Good News Amazon
30Betty Harris Cry To Me Soul From the South Amazon
31Chuck Berry I'm Talking About You The Chess Box Disc 2 Amazon
32Arthur Alexander You Better Move On The Greatest Hits Amazon
33Muddy Waters Look What You've Done The Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
34Hank Snow I'm Moving On The Essential Hank Snow Amazon
35Slim Harpo Shake Your Hips The Best Of Slim Harpo Amazon
36Robert Johnson Stop Breakin' Down Blues The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 2 Amazon
37The Temptations Ain't Too Proud to Beg Motown: The Classic Years Disc 1 Amazon

Summer Songs

Summer is here and so we’ll be celebrating those lazy, hazy, crazy days that come with it. We’re approaching the dog days, as they say, and that also means festivals, music, cool drinks, swimming gear, and lighter beers. This week’s show has us getting serious about summer songs:  Elvis, Sam Cooke, The Chantels, Dolly Parton, Dave Brubeck, and just a touch of surf sounds from The Sandals. Summer winds, summer wages, summer rain, and summer love this week on Deeper Roots, recorded at the KOWS studios planted square in the Cherry Street District of Santa Rosa.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nat King Cole Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer Your Hit Parade – The Early '60S Amazon
3The Sandals Theme from "Endless Summer" The Perfect Day: The Music from 40 Years of Surfing Magazine Amazon
4The Beach Boys Your Summer Dream Surfer Girl Amazon
5The Percy Faith Orchestra Them From A Summer Place Lifetime Of Romance: Secret Rendezvous [Disc 1] Amazon
6The Fleetwoods They Tell Me It's Summer Come Softly To Me: The Very Best Of The Fleetwoods Amazon
7The Chantels Summers's Love (Richard Barrett with the Chantels) The Best of the Chantels Amazon
8Robin Ward Wonderful Summer Early Girls: 1 Amazon
9Johnny Rivers Summer Rain Best Of Johnny Rivers Amazon
10Frank Sinatra Something Wonderful Happens In Summer The Complete Capitol Singles Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
11Sam Cooke Summertime Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
12Ian & Sylvia Summer Wages So Much For Dreaming Amazon
13It's a Beautiful Day Hot Summer Day It's a Beautiful Day Amazon
14Frank Sinatra Summer Wind Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years Amazon
15Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Summertime Sing America Amazon
16Big Brother & the Holding Company/Janis Joplin Summertime Cheap Thrills Amazon
17Dave Brubeck Summer Song [Album Version] Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective Amazon
18Seals & Crofts Summer Breeze AM Gold 1972 Amazon
19Dolly Parton Sweet Summer Lovin' I Will Always Love You – The Essential Dolly Parton Vol. 1 Amazon
20Elvis Presley Summer Kisses, Winter Tears Elvis for Everyone! Amazon
21Nelson Riddle The Green Leaves of Summer The Best of Nelson Riddle Amazon
22Willie Nelson Summer Of Roses [Album Version] One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
23Desert Rose Band Summer Wind Running Amazon
24Robbie Fulks Rose of the Summer Gone Away Backward Amazon
25Don Henley The Boys of Summer Building the Perfect Beast Amazon
26Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran: 2 Classic Albums Plus Singles And Session Tracks [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Lovin' Spoonful Summer in the City Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
28Basin Street Boys Summertime Gal The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 3- Doo-Wop Dreamin' Amazon
29Stan Kenton The Things We Did Last Summer The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton Amazon
30Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Sweet Summer Breeze Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Amazon
31Jan & Dean Summer Means Fun Popsicle Amazon
32Danleers One Summer Night Street Corner Symphonies (Disc 2) Amazon

Steel Guitar Retrospective

We’ll be serenading you with some island melodies, country tunes, and rock, all featuring the steel guitar, an instrument whose origins take us back to the late 19th and early 20th century invention by native Joseph Kekuku. The music this Friday features some early Hawaiian popular influences including Sol Ho’opi, Hoot Gibson, and King Nawah’s Hawaiians. The focus moves to mid-to late century greats featuring Pete Drake, Buddy Emmons, Buster Martin and Speedy West. The popularity of the ‘island sound’ in the early century brought us the sound of steel across many genres, including gospel, folk, blues, and country. Spend a couple of hours on an August morning in Sonoma County taking a journey from Hawaii to Forth Worth.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2King Nawahi's Hawaiians Hawaiian Capers Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
3Trio De Hawaii Melodias Populares Mexicana Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
4Sol Ho'opi'i Singing The Blues Master of the Hawaiian Guitar Vol 1 Amazon
5Sol Hoopii & His Novelty Quartette An Orange Grove in California Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
6Hoot Gibson Mai Givee (Don't Give It Away) Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
7Kalama's Quartet Sassy Vintage Hawaiian Music: The Great Singers 1928 – 1934 Amazon
8Sol K. Bright's Hollywaiians Heat Wave Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon
9Sol Ho'opi'i I Like You With My Little Ukulele in My Hand Amazon
10King Nawahi's Hawaiians Under a Texas Moon Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Madame Riviere's Hawaiians Ellis March With My Little Ukulele in My Hand Amazon
12Buster Martin Herbie's Steel Guitar Polka Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 10] Amazon
13Jim & Bob The Genial Hawaiians Bob & Jim by The Waters of Minetonka Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
14Jim & Bob The Song of the Range Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
15Johnny Bond & His Red River Valley Boys I Won't Stand in Your Way Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
16Shot Jackson & Buddy Emmons Singing Strings Of Steel The Steel Guitar & Dobro Sounds Amazon
17Lone Star Playboys Steel Guitar Bounce The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 18 Amazon
18Albert Lee Rainbows All Over Your Blues The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons Amazon
19Howard White Steel Guitar Swallow Western Swing And Steel Instrumental Amazon
20Pete Drake & His Talking Steel Guitar For Pete's Sake [Instrumental] For Pete's Sake [Gusto] Amazon
21Pete Drake Pedal Jumpin' Stars Of The Steel Guitar Amazon
22Speedy West Stainless Steel Steel Guitar Amazon
23Tiny Murphy & His Bar 69 Boys Hot Steel Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
24Jerry Byrd Hilo Steel Guitar Stars Of The Steel Guitar Amazon
25Bob Wills Texas Playboy Rag Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
26Doc Watson Steel Guitar Rag Memories Amazon
27Bobby Lee Steel Guitar Rag Quasar Steel Guitar Amazon
28Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness You Ain't Goin' Nowhere Journey To The Beginning – A Steel Guitar Tribute To The Byrds Amazon
29Cyril Pahinui & Bob Brozman Hawaiian Cowboy Four Hands Sweet & Hot Amazon
30Bob Brozman Dinah Devil's Slide Amazon
31Bob Brozman Just As Well To Let Her Go A Truckload of Blues Amazon
32Bob Brozman Let's Get It Stomp A Truckload of Blues Amazon
33Spade Cooley Spadella Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
34Sonny Treadway Don't Let The Devil Ride Sacred Steel Guitar Amazon
35Jim & Bob The Genial Hawaiians Saint Louis Blues Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon

Too Darn Hot

One way to lounge about in the summer heat is to go directly at it with songs that complement the temperature from different angles (and genres). Tune in Saturday afternoon for a fresh look as Dave sits in for Steady Eddie once more with some rockabilly with Jimmy Simmons and Billy Lee Riley, hot country biscuits from Asleep at the Wheel and Al Dexter, hot soul stew from James Brown and Major Lance, and some humid yet playful pieces from Fats Waller and Lee Press-on & The Nails. We’ll also be taking a drone flight above some Mason-Dixon Line tradition from the very distant past with the Old South Quartette (featuring Polk Miller), and Victoria Spivey and Don Flemons. It’s summer and the heat will be with us for some weeks; too hot to handle? Too darn hot? Too hot for (fill in the blank)? Join this hot little collection in a special fill-in on a Saturday afternoon in Sonoma County. At least it’s a dry heat.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Fitzgerald Too Darn Hot Music & Moonlight Amazon
3Iris DeMent Hotter Than Mojave In My Heart Infamous Angel Amazon
4Old South Quartette When De Corn Pone's Hot Music Of The Old South: Polk Miller & The Old South Quartette Amazon
5Al Dexter Hot Foot Shuffle Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 4] Saturday Night Rag) Amazon
6Lonnie Johnson Hot Fingers Hot Fingers Amazon
7Asleep at the Wheel Hot Like That Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
8Jimmy Simmons Too Hot To Handle 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
9Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets Hot Tamale Pete The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
10Johnny Carroll Hot Rock Classic Rockabilly Amazon
11Billy Lee Riley Red Hot Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
12Lee Press-On & the Nails Hot for Teacher Lee Press-On & the Nails Amazon
13Stephane Grappelli Hot Lips Stephane Grappelli Amazon
14Robert Johnson They're Red Hot The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 1 Amazon
15Mississippi John Hurt Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight The Complete Studio Recordings Disc 1 Amazon
16Dom Flemons Hot Chicken Prospect Hill Amazon
17Austin Lounge Lizards Hot Tubs of Tears Creatures from the Black Saloon Amazon
18Major Lance Too Hot To Hold The Very Best Of Major Lance Amazon
19James Brown Hot Pants 20 All Time Greatest Hits! Amazon
20The Steve Miller Band Hot Chili Number 5 Amazon
21Tommy Douglas Hot Sauce Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
22Jay McShann Hot Biscuits R&B Jukebox Hits 1949 – Vol. 1 Amazon
23Stompy Jones Hot Sause Boss That's Alright Amazon
24Jimmie Lunceford Le Jazz Hot Strictly Lunceford: [Disc 3]: For Dancers Only Amazon
25Fats Waller Red Hot Dan The Compete Recorded Works Vol. 1, [Disc 3] Amazon
26Jimmy Durante Hot Patatta The Great Schnozzle Amazon
27Victoria Spivey I'm A Red Hot Mama Black Snake Blues – The Best Of Amazon
28Memphis Minnie Hot Stuff – Take 2 Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
29Julie London Hot Toddy Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 18: Bottoms Up Amazon
30George Benson with Jack Mc Duff Hot Barbecue George Benson & Jack McDuff Amazon
31Ella Fitzgerald The Hot Canary The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald – 1951 Amazon
32Mr. Sad Head Hot Weather Blues Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon

Dave Bartholomew Tribute

Dave Bartholomew passed away in June at the age of 100. You may not know his name, but he was one of the architects of a sound that would become rock n’ roll. A New Orleans fixture he was a band leader, trumpet player, arranger, producer, and songwriter whose keen ear and direction led him to become A&R man for Imperial Records where he met Fats Domino. His songwriting and arrangements can be heard on “Blueberry Hill”, “Ain’t That a Shame”, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, and hundreds more. Early rock has the signature of Dave Bartholomew just as the music of New Orleans would become identified with the expansiveness of jazz and rhythm & blues. We’ll hear early influences and early productions of Dave’s, prior to his collaborations with Fats Domino. And, as always, so much more.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jewel King 3×7=21 Gettin' Funky [Disc 4] Amazon
3Champion Jack Dupree Junker's Blues Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon
4Fats Domino The Fat Man This Is Gold Disc 3 Amazon
5Smiley Lewis One Night I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 3 Amazon
6Elvis Presley One Night Artist of the Century Disc 1 Amazon
7Bobby Mitchell I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
8Los Lobos I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (1 of 4) Amazon
9Dave Bartholomew The Monkey Speaks His Mind Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 4] Amazon
10Chuck Willis Going To The River Let's Jump Tonight! The Best Of Chuck Willis from 1951 – '56 Amazon
11Dave Bartholomew Ain't Gonna Do It (Rest Of My Life) Gettin' Funky [Disc 2] Amazon
12Professor Longhair Whole Lotta Loving Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
13Dave Bartholomew Shrimp And Gumbo 1952-1955 Amazon
14Snooks Eaglin Yours Truly Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
15Fats Domino The Big Beat My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
16Fats Domino Ain't That a Shame My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
17Dave Bartholomew My Ding a Ling Rhythm & Blues 1952-1959 – Music Sampler, Vol. 2 Amazon
18Chuck Berry My Ding-A-Ling Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969 to 1974 Amazon
19Neil Young Walking To New Orleans Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino [Disc 2] Amazon
20Doug Sahm My Girl Josephine [Live] The Last Real Texas Blues Band Feat. Doug Sahm Amazon
21Smiley Lewis Blue Monday I Hear You Knocking 1947-1962 Disc 2 Amazon
22Snooks Eaglin By the Water Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
23Berna Dean I Walk In My Sleep Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
24Fats Domino Tell Me That You Love Me They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
25Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Let The Four Winds Blow Rock 'n' Roll City Amazon
26Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knockin' The Anthology (1968-1990) Disc 1 Amazon
27George Thorogood & The Destroyers Hello Josephine The Hard Stuff Amazon
28John Lennon Ain't That A Shame Gimme Some Truth [Disc 4] Amazon
29Jools Holland Be My Guest Swinging the Blues Dancing the Ska Amazon
30Robbie Robertson With Galactic Going To The River Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino [Disc 1] Amazon
31Dirty Dozen Brass Band That's How You Got Killed Before [Album Version] The New Orleans Album Amazon
32Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
33Fats Domino I Want to Walk You Home My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
34Smiley Lewis How Long ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon