Category Archives: Early Pop

Diddy Wah Diddy

This morning’s show finds a festive free form summer set featuring the usual suspects and a whole lot of fine sounds from the deeper wells. We’ll be sharing country classics from George Jones, Floyd Tillman, and Pee Wee King as well as some sweet upbeat R&B from Clyde McPhatter, Big Maybelle, and Ivory Joe. Taj Mahal, some doo wop pioneers, and the great Ella Fitzgerald will round things out in a free form fest on Sonoma County Community Radio. Tune in at 9am Pacific at www.kows.fm/listen.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Taj Mahal Diddy Wah Diddy Maestro Amazon
3Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Oh Chuck It (In a Bucket) Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
4Hank Williams My Bucket's Got A Hole In It The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 18 Amazon
5Hank Williams I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Living The History Of Country & Western Music (Disc 19) Amazon
6Johnny Cash The Night Hank Williams Came To Town Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
7Leon Russell Love's Gonna Live Here Legend in My Time – Hank Wilson Vol. III Amazon
8Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue Jones On the Jukebox Set Two Amazon
9George Jones I Always Get Lucky With You With Mark Knopfler Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets Amazon
10Porter Wagoner Highway Headin' South The Essential Porter Wagoner Amazon
11Red Saunders & His Orchestra Hambone OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
12Lillian Briggs Can't Stop Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
13Big Maybelle Rock House Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
14Clyde McPhatter Just to Hold My Hand Atlantic and Mercury Sessions – Disc 1 Amazon
15Ivory Joe Hunter It's A Sin Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter (1950-1951) Amazon
16Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots I'm Making Believe R&B Jukebox Hits 1944 Amazon
17The Ink Spots Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees) Greatest Hits Amazon
18The Dubs Could This Be Magic The Roots Of Frank Zappa Amazon
19The Cadillacs Gloria The Cadillacs Meet The Orioles Amazon
20Pee Wee King Slow Poke Classic Country Hits 'Your Cheatin Heart' Disc 3 Amazon
21Rusty Draper The Shifting Whispering Sands Your Hit Parade – 1955 Amazon
22Floyd Tillman This Cold War With You The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 17 Amazon
23Foy Willing Texas Blues History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 9 Amazon
24Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) X's From Down In Texas – 1958 Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
25The Light Crust Doughboys Stay Out Of The South 1936-1941 Amazon
26Bobby Bare They Covered Up the Old Swimming Hole Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
27Eilen Jewell Whispering Sea Butcher Holler Amazon
28Cookie & His Cupcakes Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
29Big Jay McNeely & His Blue Jays Deacon's Hop Jump, Jive & Swing Amazon
30Little Esther & the Dominoes The Deacon Moves In Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
31Bull Moose Jackson Fare Thee Well, Deacon Jones, Fare Thee Well Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
32Jimmy Durante Little Bit This, Little Bit That The Great Schnozzle Amazon
33Annette Hanshaw I Want To Be Bad Annette Hanshaw, Volume 6, 1929 (1999) Amazon
34Ozzie & Harriet Nelson I Want the Waiter with the Water The Nelson Touch Amazon
35Taj Mahal Take a Giant Step In Progress and In Motion (1965-1998) (3 of 3) Amazon

100 Years Ago

We’re taking this ‘Century of America’s Music’ theme quite serious this week. The tracks we’ll be playing are from the the first few decades of the 20th Century.  Parlor music had lost its attraction by the turn of the century in favor of minstrel, vaudeville, and the emergence of Tin Pan Alley.  Ragtime and jazz would evolve in an organic manner and blues would inform much of the jazz and band music that would become popular with the advent of the Victrola. Music today includes tracks from Vernon Dahlart, Billy Murray, Frank Crumit, and Ben Selvin & His Orchestra as we find the music of the teens and early 20s on a show that keeps our tagline strong. Tune in for this celebration of American popular music in its infancy.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2W.C. Handy Livery Stable Blues Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
3Burt Williams Nobody Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
4Felix Arndt Desecration Rag The Big Broadcast vol. 9 Amazon
5Paramount Symphony Orchestra Made In America (Pm 2008, 60-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
6Harry McClaskey Your Country And My Country (Pm 2011, 2011-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
7Arthur Fields Good Morning, Mr. Zip, Zip, Zip (Pm 2052, 2052-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
8Whit Cunliffe Hoch, Hoch Der Kaiser! Novelty Songs 1914-1946: Crazy & Obscure Amazon
9Original Dixieland Jazz Band Tiger Rag 78s Amazon
10Billy Murray The Little Old Ford Novelty Songs 1914-1946: Crazy & Obscure Amazon
11Edith Day, Rosario Bourdon Alice Blue Gown Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 20's Amazon
12Paul Whiteman Whispering Greatest Hits Amazon
13Billy Murray I'll See You In C-U-B-A Echoes From The 1920's Disc 1 Amazon
14Ben Selvin & His Orchestra Dardanella Dardanella Amazon
15Ben Selvin & His Orchestra I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles Dardanella Amazon
16Al Jolson Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night (1916) Columbia-1976 Amazon
17Al Jolson Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land (World War I Song) (1918) Columbia-2542 (77753) Amazon
18Vernon Dalhart Can't Yo' Hear Me Callin' Caroline? Puttin on the Style Amazon
19Fisk Jubilee Singers O Mary Don't You Weep Don't You Mourn Recordings In Chonological Order, Vol. 2: 1915-1920 Amazon
20Fisk Jubilee Singers Shout All Over God's Heaven Recordings In Chonological Order, Vol. 2: 1915-1920 Amazon
21Van Eps Trio Ragging The Scale (Pm 2050, 87R-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
22Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Everybody's Crazy 'Bout The Doggone Blues Jazz In The Charts Vol. 1 – Tiger Rag Amazon
23Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Indianola (Those Draftin' Blues) Jazz In The Charts Vol. 1 – Tiger Rag Amazon
24Pale K. Lua The Rosary …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
25Frank Crumit I'm a Lonesome Little Rain Drop (1920) Columbia-3332 (79460) Amazon
26Louise, Ferera and Rose Aloha Land (Pm 30060, 245-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
27Helen Louise & Frank Derera's Hawaiians Kai Maia O ka Maoli With My Little Ukulele in My Hand Amazon
28Helen Louise & Palakiko Ferreira – Moana Lua Hawaiian Hula Medley Hawaiian Rainbow – Hawaiian Music on Edison Records Amazon
29Ford's Hawaiian Orchestra Kahola March Hawaiian Rainbow – Hawaiian Music on Edison Records Amazon
30Al Jolson Swanee Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
31Bert Williams Moon Shines On The Moonshine, The A Tribute To Black Entertainers #1 Amazon
32Mamie Smith Crazy Blues American Roots Music [Disc 2] Amazon

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.

No.
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

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!

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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.

No.
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

Free Form – September 2017

Join Dave Stroud for a special edition of Deeper Roots: A Century of America’s Music. He’ll be sitting in for Steady Eddie’s Retro Music Archives, filling the airwaves with sounds you would expect to hear on either show.  With a little blend of roots Americana stirred in. Hot rod sounds, killer diller Memphis Minnie blues, early century pop from Annette Hanshaw and Mae West, gospel from the Blind Boys of Alabama and Sam Cooke…and some sweet soul vocals from The Ravens and Barbara Lewis. You won’t go wrong on a Sunday afternoon in West County. Tune in.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Barbara Lewis Make Me Your Baby Hello Stranger: The Best of Barbara Lewis Amazon
3The Ravens My Baby's Gone OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
4Smiley Lewis Hey Girl I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 4 Amazon
5Kay Starr Kay's Lament Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
6Kay Starr Night Train Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
7The Blind Boys Of Alabama Free At Last Down In New Orleans Amazon
8The Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Oh Happy Day: The Best Of The Edwin Hawkins Singers Amazon
9Sam Cooke Mean Old World Night Beat Amazon
10The Golden Gate Quartet Dipsy Doodle Negro Spirituals, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Alabama Shakes Killer Diller Blues American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 1] Amazon
12Jimmy Liggins Cadillac Boogie Jump, Jive & Swing Amazon
13Trailer Hot Rods to Hell So-Cal Speed Shop's Hot Rod Classics Disc 3 Amazon
14Eddie Cochran C'mon Everybody Eddie Cochran: 2 Classic Albums Plus Singles And Session Tracks [Disc 1] Amazon
15Bea Baker & Maurice King & His Wolverines I Want a Lavender Cadillac So-Cal Speed Shop's Hot Rod Classics Disc 4 Amazon
16Mink Deville Spanish Stroll The Mink De Ville Collection Amazon
17Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men What Does the Deep Sea Say? Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
18Annette Hanshaw Moanin' Low Annette Hanshaw, Volume 6, 1929 (1999) Amazon
19Mae West Mister Deep Blue Sea The Mae West Collection Amazon
20David Johansen Deep Blue Sea Shaker Amazon
21Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea One Hour Mama Amazon
22Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Cryin' In The Deep Blue Sea Vintage Collections Amazon
23Reckless Kelly & Joe Ely Rider in the Rain Sail Away: The Songs Of Randy Newman Amazon
24Barbara Lewis Hello Stranger MaltShop Memories Save the Last Dance for M Amazon
25John Prine Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
26Bob Hope, Bing Crosby Nothing in Common Best of Bob Hope – Capitol Records Amazon
27The Boswell Sisters That's How Rhythm Was Born Music From The Motion Picture – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Amazon
28Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey Rhythm Saved The World The Gems Of Jazz Amazon
29Louis Armstrong Rhythm Saved The World Rhythm Saved The World Amazon
30Ethel Smith I Got Rhythm Tico Tico – 28 Original Mono Recordings 1944-1952 Amazon
31The Happenings I Got Rhythm The Best Of The Happenings Amazon
32Van Dyke Parks/Mondrian Sail Away Lady The Harry Smith Project Live Vol. 2 Amazon
33The Americans Sail Away Ladies American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 2] Amazon

The Year in Pop – 1932

We look back…even though we weren’t there. Our show this week will celebrate the American songbook and popular music in the darkest of times: the year 1932. The clouds were only starting to clear in the heart of the Great Depression and the music was hopeful, sometimes saccharine, and the songwriting talent abundant. The performances were not bad either. The Mills Brothers, Bing Crosby, The Boswell Sisters, Cab Calloway, Mildred Bailey, and many others contributed. Tune in on our morning look at the popular sounds of 1932.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ukulele Ike & The Hot Combination A Great Big Bunch Of You Fascinating Rhythm 1922-1935 Amazon
3Jimmy Grier Orchestra voc. The Three Ambassadors Bend Down Sister Echoes From The Cocoanut Grove Amazon
4Ozzie & Harriet Nelson It's Gonna Be You The Nelson Touch Amazon
5The Mills Brothers Chinatown My Chinatown Sweeter Than Sugar Amazon
6The Mills Brothers I Can't Give You Anything But Love This Is Art Deco Amazon
7Boswell Sisters Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Boswell Sisters Amazon
8Boswell Sisters Stop the Sun Stop the Moon Boswell Sisters Amazon
9Jeanette MacDonald Isn't It Romantic Hits of '32 Amazon
10Jimmy Grier Orchestra voc. The Three Ambassadors We`ve Got To Put That Sun Back In The Sky Echoes From The Cocoanut Grove Amazon
11Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Let's Put Out The Lights (And Go To Bed) gimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
12George Formby I Told My Baby With The Ukelele I'm The Ukulele Man Amazon
13Cab Calloway Eadie Was A Lady Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
14Ivie Anderson It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) An Introduction To Ivie Anderson Amazon
15Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Doin' The New Lowdown A Tribute To Black Entertainers #1 Amazon
16Louis Armstrong All Of Me The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
17The Mills Brothers with Duke Ellington & Orchestra Diga, Diga, Do The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 2 Amazon
18The Mills Blue Rhythm Band Mighty Sweet Rhythm Spasm Amazon
19Helen Morgan with Victor Young & His Orchestra Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Art Deco: Lovely Ladies of Stage and Screen Amazon
20Jimmie Grier & His Orchestra One Hour With You Paper Moon Amazon
21Al Bowlly Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries Just A Bowl Of Cherries Amazon
22Mildred Bailey Rockin' Chair Hoagy Carmichael & Friends: Stardust Melody Amazon
23Paul Robeson Ol' Man River Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
24The Mills Brothers Goodbye, Blues Hits of '32 Amazon
25Gene Austin A Ghost Of A Chance Voice Of The Southland Amazon
26Bing Crosby I Found A Million Dollar Baby Henry & June Amazon
27Bing Crosby Paradise Hits of '32 Amazon
28Bing Crosby Dinah Bing Crosby in Hollywood (1930-1934), Vol. 1 Amazon
29Leo Reisman And His Orchestra;Milton Douglas Brother, Can You Spare a Dime (From The Musical Review "Americana") [Remastered 2003] Poor Man's Heaven – Blues And Tales Of The Great Depression – When The Sun Goes Down Series Amazon
30Sam Browne with Ambrose & His Orchestra The Sun Has Got His Hat On [Remastered 2003] Hits of '32 Amazon

Free Form – June 2017

We’re going to mix it up this week on Deeper Roots in a regular free form show featuring music that runs the gamut. We’ll hear from Doug Sahm and Arthur Alexander, John Fogerty and Betty Wright, Memphis Minnie and Guy Lombardo, as well as a track from the late Gregg Allman. The topics will range anywhere from bad blood and bad boys to good news and bad news on a fresh collection of the vintage, on KOWS radio: Free Speech. No Bull. Community Radio for West Sonoma County.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Gregg Allman I Believe I'll Go Back Home Low Country Blues Amazon
3Betty Wright He's Bad Bad Bad The Best of Betty Wright Amazon
4Derailers Bad, Bad Girl Guaranteed to Satisfy Amazon
5Doug Sahm Bad Boy The Last Real Texas Blues Band Feat. Doug Sahm Amazon
6Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Bad Blood Cripple Creek Amazon
7Blind Lemon Jefferson Bad Luck Blues Classic Sides Disc 1 Amazon
8John Fogerty Bad Moon Rising The Long Road Home: Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Amazon
9Johnny Cash Bad News The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 Disc 2 Amazon
10Amy Helm Good News Didn't It Rain Amazon
11Cris Cuddy Good Bad News Sally's Waltz Amazon
12Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Good News Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
13George Olsen Good News Beyond The Blue Horizon Amazon
14Fats Domino Bad Luck and Trouble Fats Domino Out of New Orleans Amazon
15Sister Rosetta Tharpe What's That News The Original Soul Sister: Singing in My Soul [Disc 3] Amazon
16Marvin Gaye What's The Matter With You Baby Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
17Memphis Minnie What's The Matter With The Mill? 21 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920's Vol. 10 Amazon
18Frank Stokes What's The Matter Blues Broke, Black & Blue [Disc 1] : Up Country Blues Amazon
19The Sunshine Boys What's the Matter With Deep Elem The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
20Joe Liggins What's The Reason (1949) The Chronological Joe Liggins 1948 – 1950 Amazon
21Guy Lombardo What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You) Enjoy Yourself: The Hits Of Guy Lombardo Amazon
22The Mills Brothers What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You?) The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 3 Amazon
23Johnny Burnette With The Johnny Mann Singers You're The Reason 25 Greatest Hits Amazon
24Arthur Alexander You're The Reason The Greatest Hits Amazon
25Willie Nelson Reasons To Quit One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
26Tim Hardin Reason To Believe Best Of The Troubadours Amazon
27Django Reinhardt Believe It, Beloved The Classic Early Recordings In Chronological Order [Disc 1] Amazon
28Fern Jones I Do Believe The Glory Road Amazon
29Dan Hicks You Gotta Believe [Album Version] The Most Of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
30John Stewart She Believes In Me California Bloodlines Amazon
31The Louvin Brothers Making Believe Close Harmony [Disc 3] Amazon
32The Haden Triplets Making Believe The Haden Triplets Amazon
33Matt Urmy We Must Believe in Magic (feat. Cowboy Jack Clement) Out of the Ashes Amazon
34Neil Young I Believe in You After the Gold Rush Amazon
35Rick Nelson Believe What You Say Legacy [Disc 1] Amazon

Free Form – November 2016

Free Form November 2016
Free Form November 2016

While the show this week is free form (something we like to do every few weeks), we’ll be leaning on a number of ‘connections’ including a couple of sets that feature tracks from the 1950 classic country album “Beyond The Sunset” which was released by Luke The Drifter aka Hank Williams, Sr. We’ll hear interpretations and originals that keep the focus on the country gospel solemnities that made this album one of country’s most interesting albums of the time.  We’ll also be rocking with The Prisonaires, Aretha Franklin; riding down the canyon with Gene Autry and Jonathan Edwards; and connecting with boot kicking pieces from Robert Gordon and Elvis. An interesting and fun two hours is in store for you on West County community radio. Join Dave Stroud for selections from the last 100 years.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Randy Newman Big Hat, No Cattle Bad Love Amazon
3Hank Williams Beyond The Sunset (Single Version) Beyond The Sunset Amazon
4Kevin Russell Ramblin Man Trouble In Mind Amazon
5Bill Haley Too Many Parties, Too Many Pals Rock 'N' Roll Arrives CD1 Amazon
6Hank Williams Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals Beyond The Sunset Amazon
7John Prine Just Waitin' For Better, Or Worse Amazon
8Hank Williams Please Make Up Your Mind Beyond The Sunset Amazon
9Hank Williams Just Waitin' Beyond The Sunset Amazon
10Johnny Cash I Dreamed About Mama Last Night Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Amazon
11Hank Williams Everything's Okay Beyond The Sunset Amazon
12Marty Stuart Pictures from Life's Other Side (w/ Hank III) Nashville Vol. 1: Tear The Woodpile Down Amazon
13The Staple Singers Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw Freedom Highway Amazon
14Cliff Edwards A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody The Collection Amazon
15Ween Pretty Girl 12 Golden Country Greats Amazon
16Robert Gordon These Boots Are Made for Walking Satisfied Mind Amazon
17Elvis Presley Big Boots G.I. Blues Amazon
18Rosie Flores Rock-A-Bye Boogie Speed of Sound Amazon
19Aretha Franklin Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody The Electrifying Aretha Franklin Amazon
20The Prisonaires Rockin' Horse The Prisonaires – Just Walkin' In The Rain Amazon
21Guy Clark She Loves To Ride Horses The Dark Amazon
22Old Crow Medicine Show Don't Ride That Horse Big Iron World Amazon
23John Hiatt Slow Turning Slow Turning Amazon
24Lew Childre Riding The Elevated Train Train 45: Railroad Songs Of The Early 1900s Amazon
25Gene Autry Ridin' Down The Canyon Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
26Ian Tyson Ridin' Down the Canyon Boots Too Big to Fill: Tribute to Gene Autry Amazon
27Ian Tyson Cottonwood Canyon Carnero Vaquero Amazon
28Jonathan Edwards Girl From the Canyon Tomorrow's Child Amazon
29Gene Autry The Call Of The Canyon The Essential Gene Autry 1933-1946 Amazon
30Eddy Arnold Cattle Call Last Of The Love Song Singers: Then And Now [Disc 1] Amazon
31Buddy Miller Cattle Call The Majestic Silver Strings Disc 1 Amazon
32Gene Autry I Tipped My Hat And Slowly Rode Away Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 2] Amazon
33Bruce Springsteen Galveston Bay …Next Stop Is Vietnam – The War On Record, 1961-2008 Amazon