Category Archives: Early Pop

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.

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.

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) 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.

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.

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

Free Form – August 2016


Free Form - August 2016
Free Form – August 2016

Country, rock, gospel, tradition, blues, and ragtime…just a sampling of the styles that you’ll hear when you tune into Deeper Roots this week. We’ll feature some contemporary sounds from Luther Dickinson and Bruce Hornsby…classic country from Hank Snow and Webb Pierce…traditional standards from John Prine and Mac Wiseman…rock gems from Bo Diddley and Elvis Presley. And, believe or not…there’s more!

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Glenn Yarbrough Baby The Rain Must Fall Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 60's, Vol. 1 Amazon
3Randy Newman Louisiana 1927 Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
4Randy Newman Every Man a King Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
5Bonnie Raitt Guilty Bonnie Raitt Collection Amazon
6Bo Diddley Say Man 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – The Best Of Bo Diddley Amazon
7Elvis Presley Burning Love Elvis 30 #1 Hits Amazon
8Marty Stuart/The Staple Singers Don't Be Cruel (To a Heart That's True) The Marty Party Hit Pack Amazon
9Luther Dickinson Ain't No Grave (feat. Mavis Staples) Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Volumes I & II [amazon asin=Rodney Crowell – Don't Get Me Started [Album Version] – 00:00&title=Buy From Amazon &thumb=]
10Mavis Staples Hard Times Come Again No More Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
11The Staple Singers Jacob's Ladder Freedom Highway Amazon
12Bruce Hornsby & The Noise Makers Celestial Railroad Rehab Reunion Amazon
13The Staple Singers Going Away Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
14Webb Pierce/Willie Nelson You're Not Mine Anymore In the Jailhouse Now/Brand on My Heart Amazon
15Hank Snow Rhumba Boogie Hillbilly Boogie Box [Disc 4] Amazon
16Roy Hogsed Cocaine Blues Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
17Roy Rogers I'm Gonna Gallop Gallop To Gallup New Mexico Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
18Spade Cooley Yodelling Polka Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
19Jimmy Walker Detour Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys: The West Coast Indies Amazon
20Cyndi Lauper Detour (Featuring Emmylou Harris) Detour Amazon
21John Prine Who's Gonna Take The Garbage Out (Featuring Iris Dement) For Better or Worse Amazon
22John Prine & Mac Wiseman Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
23John Prine & Mac Wiseman Old Rugged Cross Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
24Bob Dylan Lone Pilgrim World Gone Wrong Amazon
25Ricky Skaggs A Voice from on High Soldier of the Cross Amazon
26Jorma Kaukonen Blues Stay Away From Me Blue Country Heart Amazon
27Jorma Kaukonen & Tom Hobson I Am The Light Of This World Quah [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
28Reverend Gary Davis I Am The Light Of This World Slippin' 'til My Gal Comes In Partner: Columbia University 1958-59 Amazon
29R. Crumb And His Cheap Suit Serenaders Georgia Camp Meeting (Radio Broadcast) R. Crumb's Music Sampler Amazon
30R. Crumb And His Keep-on-Truckin' Orchestra River Blues R. Crumb's Music Sampler Amazon
31The Boswell Sisters Down Among The Sheltering Palms The Boswell Sisters Volume 2 Amazon
32Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Sunnyside Up Paper Moon Amazon
33Cab Calloway Everybody Eats When They Come To My House Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
34Jimmie Revard & The Oklahoma Playboys Lose Your Blues and Laugh At Life The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon

Deeper Fats Waller

Deeper Fats Waller
Deeper Fats Waller

In his brief life of 39 years, Tom Waller (better known as ‘Fats’) took what he learned from the church organ and broke the bonds of sacred for the swinging sounds that he would learn from Willie “The Lion” Smith, James P. Johnson, and Eubie Blake. While the organ (or, as he liked to call it “The God Box”) was his first love, it was his songwriting and ebullient personality that would infuse his melodies that set him apart. The American Songbook chapter called “Joy” is full of his music and the tragedy of losing him too soon to his demons likely prevented us being further enriched. Tune in for two hours of music that inspired Fats as well as the music he gave us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Duke Ellington That Rhythm Man The Okeh Ellington [Disc 2] Amazon
3James P. Johnson What's The Use Of Being Alone A Piano Anthology Amazon
4James P. Johnson The Harlem Strut (BS 2026, P-151-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
5James P. Johnson Carolina Shout Jazz In The Charts Vol. 2 – Hot Lips Amazon
6Fats Waller Carolina Shout The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
7Willie The Lion Smith & His Cubs More Than That Harlem Jazz (The 30's) Amazon
8Willie "The Lion" Smith Morning Air A Piano Anthology Amazon
9Clarence Williams' Blue Five Feat. Eva Taylor Cake Walkin' Babies From Home The Complete Clarence Williams Sessions, Vol. 2 – 1923-1925 Amazon
10Fats Waller The Joint Is Jumpin' The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
11Fats Waller I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2: A Handful Of Keys, [Disc 2] Amazon
12Fats Waller I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
13Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards I'm Goin' Huntin' The Ultimate Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
14Fats Waller With Morris' Hot Babies Fats Waller Stomp The Compete Recorded Works Vol. 1, [Disc 2] Amazon
15Fats Waller & His Rhythm Mamacita 100 Ans De Jazz Amazon
16Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Thomas "Fats" Waller & Jeni Le Gon Living In A Great Big Way Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers [Disc 1] Amazon
17Fats Waller I Wish I Were Twins The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2: A Handful Of Keys, [Disc 4] Amazon
18Ethel Waters What Did I Do to Be So Black and Blue? Ethel Waters 1929 -1939 (feat. Duke Ellington & Benny Goodman) Amazon
19Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin' Music By Fats Waller Amazon
20Fats Waller I'm Going To Sit Down & Write Myself A Letter Music By Fats Waller Amazon
21Fats Waller (Take Me Back To) The Wide Open Places compliments of Amazon
22Fats Waller Your Feet's Too Big Fats Waller Greatest Hits Amazon
23Fats Waller & His Rhythm It's A Sin To Tell A Lie Fats Waller – The Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 – Rhythm and Romance 1934-1936 Amazon
24Fats Waller Honeysuckle Rose Nippers 30's-Vol.1 Amazon
25Nat King Cole Trio Honeysuckle Rose A Piano Anthology Amazon
26Fats Waller & His Rhythm Big Chief De Sota Fats Waller – The Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 – Rhythm and Romance 1934-1936 Amazon
27Fats Waller Let's Pretend There's A Moon The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2: A Handful Of Keys, [Disc 4] Amazon
28Fats Waller & His Rhythm You're The Picture Complete Recorded Works Vol.3 Amazon
29Fats Waller Sweet Savannah Sue The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2: A Handful Of Keys, [Disc 1] Amazon
30Fats Waller St. Louis Blues The Compete Recorded Works Vol. 1, [Disc 2] Amazon
31Fats Waller You're Not The Only Oyster I Saw The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2: A Handful Of Keys, [Disc 4] Amazon

Free Form – May 2016

Free Form - May 2016
Free Form

Country sounds from Johnny Cash, Wynn Stewart, and Ferlin Husky kick things off and we’ll run the blues and R&B gamut with B. B. King, John Jackson, and Duke Robillard…who will also complement the sounds of Dr. John. A free form extravaganza continues with early pop and big band sounds, including Helen Forrest vocals, The Boswells, and Harry James.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson The Only Man Wilder Than Me Django and Jimmie Amazon
3Wynn Stewart Donna On My Mind California Country Amazon
4Ferlin Husky Puxico Polka 1949-1950 (Warped 498F) Amazon
5Johnny Cash Tennessee Flat Top Box The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 Disc 1 Amazon
6Patsy Cline That's My Desire The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
7Mac Wiseman Old Camp Meeting Time Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
8Leon Russell Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms Retrospective Amazon
9Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen Friend of the Devil Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen Amazon
10C.W. Stoneking Good Luck Charm Gon' Boogaloo Amazon
11Bob Dylan Talkin' Devil It Could Even Be A Myth Amazon
12John Jackson The Devil He Wore A Hickory Shoe Front Porch Blues Amazon
13Prophet G. Lusk The Devil's Trying to Steal My Joy This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM, 1957-1982 Amazon
14Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound My Friend The Devil Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound Amazon
15Duke Robillard I'm Gonna Buy Me A Dog (To Take The Place Of You) The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard Amazon
16Dr. John How Come My Dog Don't Bark (When You Come 'Round) Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
17Dr. John Old Settlers Live at Magfest 2014 Amazon
18B.B. King & Dr. John There Must Be A Better World Somewhere Deuces Wild Amazon
19Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing The Great Summit [Disc 1] Amazon
20Dj Frogg I Don't Mean a Mash Mashups Amazon
21Eugiene Baird & The Duke's Boys Everything But You American Songbook Series: Duke Ellington Amazon
22Helen Forrest and Les Paul Trio Everybody Knew But Me Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Plus (1936-47) [Disc 1] Amazon
23Harry James & His Orchestra I've Heard That Song Before 43 Your Hit Parade Amazon
24The Boswell Sisters Heebie Jeebies The Object Of My Affection Amazon
25New Friends Of Rhythm Shoot The Schubert To me Hubert 1939-1947 Performances Amazon
26Fats Waller How Can You Face Me? Honeysuckle Rose Amazon
27Leon Redbone Bittersweet Waltz Up A Lazy River Amazon
28John Jorgenson F. A. Swing Franco-American Swing Amazon
29Nappy Brown The Hole I'm In Night Time Is the Right Time Amazon
30The Five Royales Tears Of Joy Dedicated To You Amazon
31Howlin' Wolf Baby How Long Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
32Nappy Brown Little By Little Night Time Is the Right Time Amazon
33Nappy Brown Piddily Patter Patter Night Time Is the Right Time [Disc 1] Amazon

Pop Music of the 1920s

Pop Music of the 1920s
Pop Music of the 1920s

We’ll revisit the third decade of the 20th century where the social and cultural watershed events following the first World War were more than one could have anticipated. The Jazz Age; Prohibition; Radio and the Victrola meant entertainment could be had in the front room, replacing the family and neighborhood parlor entertainment. While the Great Depression loomed on the horizon, the music that found the middle was hopeful and full of man-meets-girl songs were all the rage…even if signs of hard times to come were easily spotted. Listen in for a chronological selection that includes the sounds of Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman, Annette Hanshaw, Ethel Waters, and the peerless pop icons Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor.

Roots of Doo Wop

Roots of Doo Wop
Roots of Doo Wop

The early fifties brought the dawn of a musical form that became popular with a younger crowd although it was simply a version of a vocal harmony form born in the early century, if not long before. The street corner harmonies were a big hit as this new form of rhythm called ‘doo-wop’ saturated the top 40 R&B (and mainstream) airwaves. But the influences themselves had huge followings. We’ll hear from some of the early gospel inspirations like the Heavenly Gospel Singers as well as the vocal groups who were dominant in the form’s lineage: The Ink Spots, The Mills Brothers, and The Ravens. We’ll also hear from the groups who introduced ‘doo wop’ as we know it in the early fifties.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Turbans When You Dance Dancin' & Romancin' In The '50s And 60s [Disc 2] Amazon
3Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet Golden Gate Gospel Train Vol. 1-(1937-38) Amazon
4Heavenly Gospel Singers The Prodigal Son Halleluja Gospel & Prayers Amazon
5The Heavenly Gospel Singers When Was Jesus Born? Goodbye, Babylon – Salvation [Disc 4] Amazon
6The Deep River Boys Melody of Love The Dark Ages: Our Music From The Beginning Amazon
7The Charioteers All God's Chillun Got Shoes The Gospel Tradition: The Roots And The Branches, Vol. 1 Amazon
8The Mills Brothers Paper Doll Best of the Decca Years Amazon
9The Mills Brothers with Duke Ellington & Orchestra Diga, Diga, Do The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 2 Amazon
10Lewis Bronzville Five Low Down Gal Blues Black Secular Vocal Groups Vol. 3 Amazon
11The Ink Spots We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) 40 Your Hit Parade Amazon
12The Ink Spots My Prayer Greatest Hits Amazon
13The Cats & The Fiddle I Miss You So The Very Best Of Amazon
14The Cats & The Fiddle We Cats Will Swing For You The Very Best Of Amazon
15The Cats & The Fiddle Killin' Jive The Very Best Of Amazon
16The Delta Rhythm Boys I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem Amazon
17The Delta Rhythm Boys Do You Care I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem Amazon
18Slim & Slam The Flat Foot Floogie Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart Columbia (Disc 1) Amazon
19Five Red Caps Mama Put Your Britches On (alt. Take) Secular Vocal Groups Vol. 4 (1926-1947) Amazon
20The Cap-Tans I'm So Crazy For Love Vocal Group Harmony Vol 8 Amazon
21The Ravens Count Every Star Doo Wop Box Disc 1 Amazon
22The Ravens My Baby's Gone OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
23The Ravens Write Me A Letter Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
24The Moonglows Sincerely Doo Wop Box Disc 1 Amazon
25The Toppers If Money Grew on Trees Stompin' at the Savoy: Harlem Nocturne, 1944 – 1947 Amazon
26The Five Keys The Glory of Love The Aladdin Story (Pt. 1) Amazon
27The Orioles It's Too Soon to Know Doo Wop Box Disc 1 Amazon
28The Orioles You Belong to Me Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
29The Cardinals Wheel Of Fortune Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
30The Crows Gee Feelin Fine Amazon
31The Flamingos Would I Be Crying Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 3 Amazon
32The Flamingos Golden Teardrops Doo Wop Box Disc 1 Amazon
33The Five Satins In The Still Of The Night Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
34The Penguins Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) Street Corner Symphonies (Disc 2) Amazon
35The Cadillacs Speedo (Cadillac) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
36The Jewels Hearts of Stone Doo Wop Box Disc 1 Amazon

No Parking Here – KOWS October 10, 2015

No Parking Here
No Parking Here

Saturday mornings are root-bound…in the very best sense of the phrase. Tune into KOWS for an eclectic blend of gospel from Jimmy Murphy and The Loyal Five, early century pop from Cliff Edwards and Emmett  Miler, R&B from Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland and Dr. John, country from Red Foley and Jimmy Littlejohn, and more of the sounds that matters from the past century of American music.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Gene Autry Rhythm Of The Range Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 3] Amazon
3Cliff Edwards Hang on to Me The Collection Amazon
4Emmett Miller (I Got A Woman Crazy For Me) She's Funny That Way Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
5Sons of the Pioneers Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown Songs of the Prairie – CD3 Amazon
6Arthur Smith Follow Me Boogie (Instrumental) The World's Greatest Bluegrass Bands Amazon
7Johnny Cash Calilou (The Rambler) Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
8Dr. John How Come My Dog Don't Bark (When You Come 'Round) Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
9Bobby "Blue" Bland I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me) Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: The ABC-Dunhill / MCA Recordings Amazon
10Piano Red Ain't Goin To Be Your Low Down Dog No Blues, Blues, Blues Amazon
11Pee Wee King Dog House Blues Pee Wee King's Country Hoedown (1 of 2) Amazon
12Neko Case John Saw That Number Fox Confessor Brings The Flood Amazon
13The Loyal Five John The Revelator Heaven Bound Train Amazon
14Jimmy Murphy John the Baptist [Live] Electricity Amazon
15Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys Get Up John Bill Monroe: Anthology Amazon
16Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Private Property (No Tresspassing) One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
17Jimmy Littlejohn No Parking Here The World Is A Monster Amazon
18Woody Guthrie Riding in My Car (Car Song) Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection Amazon
19Billy Murray The Little Old Ford Novelty Songs 1914-1946: Crazy & Obscure Amazon
20Vince Gill Love Bug Bradley Barn Sessions Amazon
21Little Jimmy Dickens When That Love Bug Bites You Country Boy [Disc 2] Amazon
22Jimmy Edwards Love Bug Crawl Foot Tappin' & Dance At Screamin' Festival Vol. 5 Amazon
23Red Foley & Minnie Pearl Love Bug Itch Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
24The Mills Brothers The Love Bug Will Bite You Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
25Vera Lynn The Love Bug Will Bite You A Tribute, Volume II: It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow Amazon
26Doc & Merle Watson Corrina, Corrina Then And Now/Two Days In November Amazon
27Spade Cooley Crazy' Cause I Love You Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
28The Weavers Meet the Johnson Boys The Weavers at Home Amazon
29Clifton Chenier Ride 'Em Cowboy Bogalusa Boogie Amazon
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