Category Archives: American Popular

Shake That Thing

Gospel, Wynonie Harris, Muleskinner Blues, and Lady Soul. Fine Friday free form festivities coming your way on KOWS Community Radio, broadcasting live from the studios in downtown Santa Rosa, California. We’ve got Bobby Bare, The Boswell Sisters, Johnny Cash, David Lindley, and so much more that we’re bursting. Every month or so Deeper Roots takes a break from themes, genres, tributes, and the sometimes studied look at the last century of America’s music and kicks back in the musical easy chair, sharing a cross section of performances from some of the best artists and songwriters. Tune in for an uplifting selection this Friday evening.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Wynonie Harris Shake That Thing Plug It In! Turn It Up! – Teil 1: Die Anfdnge 1939 – 1954 Amazon
3Little Esther & the Dominoes The Deacon Moves In Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
4Louis Jordan Lemonade Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
5The Blenders Don't Play Around with Love Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
6Louis Armstrong I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music Rhythm Saved The World Amazon
7The Mills Brothers Swing Is The Thing Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
8The Boswell Sisters That's How Rhythm Was Born That's How Rhythm Was Born Amazon
9The Boswell Sisters Concentratin' It's The Girls Amazon
10Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey Rhythm Saved The World The Gems Of Jazz Amazon
11Aretha Franklin Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
12Aretha Franklin Old Landmark Amazing Grace (The Complete Recordings) [Disc 2] Amazon
13The Blind Boys Of Alabama People Get Ready Higher Ground Amazon
14Sarah Jarosz Ring Them Bells Follow Me Down Amazon
15Rhiannon Giddens Up Above My Head Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
16Sister Marie Knight And The Sam Price Trio Trouble In Mind Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
17Bob Dylan Man in the Long Black Coat Chronicles, Vol. 1 Amazon
18Johnny Cash God's Gonna Cut You Down American V: A Hundred Highways Amazon
19Bobby Bare Four Strong Winds Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
20Jimmy Martin 20/20 Vision Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
21Dolly Parton Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel – No. 8) 1970 Amazon
22Skeeter Davis I'm A Lover (Not A Fighter) The Essential Skeeter Davis Amazon
23Dave Edmunds Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love) D.E. 7th Amazon
24Ricky Skaggs Don't Get Above Your Raising The Essential Ricky Skaggs Amazon
25Carlene Carter Baby Ride Easy Hindsight 20/20 Amazon
26Bob Dylan Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest John Wesley Harding Amazon
27John Fogerty Rambunctious Boy Blue Moon Swamp Amazon
28John Hiatt Master of Disaster [2005] Master of Disaster Amazon
29Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
30Big John & the Buzzards Your Cash Ain't Nothin But Trash Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon

Ants In My Pants

Whether it was Prohibition, the need for comic relief from the worst Depression our country has known, or the release from Victorian norms in the age of the flapper…something was afoot. The humor it portended is not something that we all understand in this age… but it’s worth looking at. Novelty ruled the day and every Victrola and Edison radio spilled a silly song, whether it worked from puns or light humor (pop music), corny songs that sometimes had hidden charms (country and folk), or right in your face real life naughty bits (the blues)…there was something for everyone to sample. We’ll hear from Lonzo and Oscar, Milton Brown, Frank Crumit, George Formby, and Lonnie Johnson in this week’s episode of Deeper Roots. A hoot and a holler by any other name on Sonoma County Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Lonnie Johnson She's Making Whoopee In Hell Tonight Hot Fingers Amazon
3Frank Crumit My Little Bimbo Down on the Bimbo Isle (1920) grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
4Billy Murray I'll See You In C-U-B-A Echoes From The 1920's Disc 1 Amazon
5Ozzie & Harriet Nelson Oh Susanna, Dust off That Old Pianna The Nelson Touch Amazon
6Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Down By the O-H-I-O The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
7Roy Newman I Can't Dance (I've Got Ants In My Pants) The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
8The Johnson Sisters Hillbilly Soldier Joe Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
9Texas Jim Robertson The Last Page of Mein Kampf Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
10Sweet Violet Boys I Love My Fruit Okeh Western Swing Amazon
11The Happiness Boys: Billy Jones & Ernest Hare I've Never Seen A Straight Banana The Charleston Days Amazon
12Hoosier Hot Shots I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones) Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
13Lonzo & Oscar I'm My Own Grandpa Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
14Lonzo and Oscar Girls Don't Nag Your Husbands 1947-1950 (Warped 4741) Amazon
15Six Jumping Jacks I Do Not Chose to Run Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
16Buddy Rogers (I'd Like to Be) A Bee in Your Boudoir The Big Broadcast vol. 6 Amazon
17Paul Specht Shoo-Shoo-Boogie-Boo Static Strut: Hot Dance Rarities 1922-1930 Amazon
18George Formby Grandad's Flannelette Nightshirt I'm The Ukulele Man Amazon
19The Three Keys Oh! By Jingo The Big Broadcast, Volume 2: Jazz and Popular Music of the 1920s and 1930s Amazon
20Marx Brothers I'm Against It/Horse Feathers Horse Feathers / Animal Crackers Amazon
21Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Lydia, The Tatooed Lady gimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
22Ben Selvin and his Orch (The Knickerbockers). v/ Dick Robertson When Yuba Plays The Rhumba On the Tuba orig. 78 rpm Columbia 2483-D Amazon
23Ross & Sargent Nellie the Nudist Queen Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
24Ozzie Nelson Avis Scaffin Fortintoo Campus Swing Amazon
25Frank Crumit Crazy Words Crazy Tune Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of Frank Crumit Amazon
26Frank Crumit The Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of Frank Crumit Amazon
27Frank Crumit Song of the Prune The Silly Songs (1922 to 1934) Amazon
28Leslie Sarony with Harry Hudson & His Melody Men My Wife Is On A Diet The Charleston Days Amazon
29Helen Kane with the Victor Orchestra directed by Leonard Joy Dangerous Nan McGrew Flappers, Vamps And Sweet Young Things Amazon
30Helen Kane I Taut I Taw a Puddy Kat The Boop Boop a Doop Girls Amazon
31Carmen Miranda I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) Anthology Amazon
32Irving Aaronson and His Commanders Oh! You Sweet Old Whatcha May Call It The Big Broadcast vol. 9 Amazon

Rare Female Soul

From the deeper bins of the sixties and seventies…heartbreak, cheating, and all the soul from the ladies perspective. Some powerful divas deliver the goods in this week’s episode of Deeper Roots. The songs you’ll hear were those on the chart bubble, some local, some national, but all worth a revisit. If you’ve heard more than a handful of these deep soul tracks, we’d be surprised. Join Dave Stroud as this week he’ll be sharing the sounds of Tammy Montgomery, Wendy Rene, Mitty Collier, Geraldine Hunt, and some names you’ll know including Irma Thomas, Mary Wells, and Etta James. Tune in on a Friday morning in Sonoma County for the best soul you’ve never heard.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jean Plum Look at the Boy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
3Mitty Collier I Had A Talk With My Man Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
4Mitty Collier I Gotta Get Away From It All Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
5Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
6Delilah Keenebruew Bright Lights After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
7Sugar Pie DeSanto I Want To Know Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
8Darlene Love Too Late To Say You're Sorry After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
9Wendy Rene What Will Tomorrow Bring? Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
10Barbara & The Browns I Don't Want To Have To Wait Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
11Mary Wells Can't You See (You're Losing Me) After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
12Tammy Montgomery It's Mine Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
13Etta James Seven Day Fool Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
14Barbara Lynn You're Losing Me After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
15Ernestine Anderson You're Not The Guy For Me Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
16Bettye LaVette Let Me Down Easy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
17Doris Duke He's Gone Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
18Odessa Harris A Rockin' Good Way Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
19Jackie Shane Cruel Cruel World Any Other Way Amazon
20Irma Thomas Don't Mess With My Man Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
21Geraldine Hunt I Let Myself Go Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
22Barbara Brown Can't Find No Happiness Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 4 Amazon
23Loretta Williams I'm Missing You Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
24Mitty Collier Don't Let Her Take My Baby Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
25Varetta & The Thomases Fly By Night Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
26Marvelettes Way Over There Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
27Maxine Brown Am I Falling In Love Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
28Betty O'Brian She'll Be Gone Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
29Brendetta Davis I Can't Make It Without Him Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Taken From Our Vaults, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Betty & Ray You're Too Much Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
31Carla Thomas I Can't Take It Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
32Birdlegs & Pauline And Their Versatility Birds Spring Birth Of Soul: 2 Amazon
33Madeline Bell Soul Time Bell's A Poppin' Amazon

New Moon

Deeper Roots goes extraterrestrial with a theme this morning. A ‘new moon’ is the phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth and, shortly thereafter, at a time when it appears as a slender crescent. This morning we honor this evening’s phase even though it’s one that has no face; the more celebratory of the moon’s visibility are full moons, half moons, and quarter moons. But that won’t stop us from celebrating with sounds from the deep past, the recent past, and what will someday be the past. Join Dave Stroud for the crooners (Crosby and Frankie), the 88 key boomers (Fats Waller and Ray Charles), and the songsmith tuners (Willie, Hank Snow, and Patsy Cline) as Friday morning takes to the night sky from Sonoma County’s own Valley of the Moon.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Traveling Wilburys New Blue Moon Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 Amazon
3Del McCoury, Doc Watson & Mac Wiseman New Moon Over My Shoulder Mac Doc Del Amazon
4Patsy Cline Blue Moon Of Kentucky The Patsy Cline Collection Amazon
5Ray Charles Dixie Moon The Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 4] Amazon
6Rodney Crowell Shame on the Moon The Essential Rodney Crowell Amazon
7k.d. lang & the Reclines Full Moon Full of Love Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
8Willie Nelson Sugar Moon You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
9Johnny Cash/Paul McCartney New Moon Over Jamaica Water from the Wells of Home Amazon
10Gene Autry There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder [Album Version] Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
11Hank Snow Dark Moon 1964 (Warped 6406) Amazon
12Fats Waller Let's Pretend There's A Moon Let's Pretend There's A Moon Amazon
13Bing Crosby Moonburn Classic Hoagy Carmichael [Disc 1] Amazon
14Artie Shaw There's A New Moon Over The Old Mill Non-Stop Flight Amazon
15Cliff Edwards It's Only A Paper Moon Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
16Boswell Sisters I Thank You Mr. Moon Boswell Sisters Amazon
17The Modernaires East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) Singin' And Swingin' Amazon
18Rosemary Clooney Old Devil Moon The Witching Hour Amazon
19Frank Sinatra Old Devil Moon Songs for Swingin' Lovers! Amazon
20Betty Carter The Moon Is Low Inside Betty Carter Amazon
21Dean Martin In The Misty Moonlight The Great Dean Martin Amazon
22Andy Williams Moon River Donna Reed's Dinner Party Amazon
23Willie Nelson Moonlight in Vermont Stardust [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
24Norton Buffalo Lovin' In The Valley Of The Moon Lovin' In The Valley Of The Moon Amazon
25Neville Brothers Yellow Moon Uptown Rulin': The Best Of The Neville Brothers Amazon
26The Dixie Cups Gee The Moon Is Shining Bright (Mono Single) The Complete Red Bird Recordings Amazon
27The Marcels Blue Moon Street Corner Symphonies (Disc 1) Amazon
28The Olympics Dance By The Light Of The Moon American Music Library: The Hits Of 1960 Amazon
29Little Richard By The Light Of The Silvery Moon The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
30The Capris There's a Moon Out Tonight Gems from the Columbia Vaults, Pt. 1 Amazon
31Jonathan King Everyone's Gone To The Moon Everyone's Gone To The Moon – Single Amazon
32Les Paul & Mary Ford How High The Moon Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
33Rex Allen Dreamy Montana Moon Last of the Great Singing Cowboys Amazon

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.

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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