Category Archives: Rhythm and Blues

Girl Groups – 50s & 60s

Soul and rhythm, heartbreak and boy trouble, big hair and sequined dresses. Deeper Roots goes on a romp through the early years of rock and soul sharing the very special talents that filled the AM airwaves of the fifties and sixties. It was almost impossible to select one song from each of these groups but we had to given the time constraints. There were the “Ettes”: The Chordettes, The Bobettes, The Marvelettes, The Ronettes, and The Ikettes; The Angels, The Murmaids, The Crystals, The Jelly Beans, and The Tammys. There were the Detroit sounds, the Wall of Sound, the Brill Building, and the Philly sounds. Perfectly delicious and light-hearted pop and soul from every corner. Tune into for a listen. Two hours of Deeper Roots this week.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Ronettes Be My Baby The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
3Shirley Gunter & The Queens Oop Shoop Shirley Gunter Amazon
4The Chordettes Mr. Sandman Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
5The Teen Queens Eddie, My Love The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
6Patience & Prudence Gonna Get Along Without You Now Forgotten Duos of Rock Volume 1 Amazon
7The Chordettes Born To Be With You The Best Of The Chordettes Amazon
8The Bobbettes Mr. Lee The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
9The Chantels Maybe Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
10The Poni-Tails Born Too Late Hit The Road Jack- The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
11The Paris Sisters I Love How You Love Me Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
12The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow Malt Shop Memories Save the Last Dance for M Amazon
13The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Marvelettes Amazon
14The Ikettes I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) The Best of the Ikettes Amazon
15The Crystals He's A Rebel The Best Of The Crystals Amazon
16The Cookies Chains Early Girls: 1 Amazon
17Orlons Don't Hang Up Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 Disc 2 Amazon
18The Murmaids Popsicles And Icicles Early Girls: 1 Amazon
19The Jaynetts Sally, Go 'Round The Roses Malt Shop Memories: Top Down Convertible Sound (Disc 2) Amazon
20The Angels My Boyfriend's Back Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1963 Amazon
21The Chiffons One Fine Day Malt Shop Memories: Top Down Convertible Sound (Disc 2) Amazon
22The Crystals Then He Kissed Me The Best Of The Crystals Amazon
23Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
24Exciters Tell Him Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
25The Ronettes Baby I Love You The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
26The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go Time-Life Classic Rock: 1964 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
27The Shangri-Las Leader of The Pack Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
28Jelly Beans Baby Be Mine Sun Records Curated By Record Store Day, Vol. 6 Amazon
29The Dixie Cups Chapel of Love Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
30The Tammys Egyptian Shumba Great Googly Moo: Silly Songs from the American Charts Amazon
31The Dixie Cups People Say Chapel Of Love…And Other Great Girl Group Gems [Disc 1] Amazon
32The Blossoms That's When The Tears Start So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology 1958 – 1998 Amazon
33The Cake Baby That's Me The Coolest Songs in the World! Vol. 6 Amazon
34The Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspiration Something's Got A Hold On Me Amazon
35The Supremes Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart Gold Disc 1 Amazon
36Martha & the Vandellas Jimmy Mack Motown: The Classic Years Disc 2 Amazon

Murder Most Foul

Our show this week is brought to you by a song, a narrative like no other Bob Dylan has ever produced. Murder Most Foul was released earlier this year as the first single from his latest album Rough and Rowdy Ways. It is a 16 minute narration of cultural reflection that speaks to the passing of time in the context of what has been lost and what still might be lost yet still celebrating our gains. The Kennedy assassination is one of those times that we reflect on, remembering the day that it happened with as much clarity as time permits. What Dylan does is use pastel images of ‘what was then’ with who we are now as he speaks to cultural touchstones in his (and our) life. And he warns us, once again, that the times are indeed changin’ and that we should likely hear this song as a storm warning. Tune into for a listen. Two hours of Deeper Roots this week.  You can also find out more about the Dylan song at https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/murder-most-foul-and-the-haunting-of-america.


No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nina Simone Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
3Bob Dylan Murder Most Foul Murder Most Foul Amazon
4Louis Armstrong & All His Stars St. James Infirmary (Gambler's Blues) Satchmo Plays King Oliver Amazon
5Erroll Garner Trio Misty Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
6Miles Davis Stella by Starlight '58 Sessions Amazon
7Julie London Cry Me A River Julie Is Her Name & Lonely Girl Amazon
8Nat King Cole On The Street Where You Live The World Of Nat King Cole Amazon
9Marie Knight The Old Rugged Cross Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
10Etta James I'd Rather Go Blind Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
11The Platters Twilight Time Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon
12The Fleetwoods Tragedy American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
13Gerry & the Pacemakers – Freddie & the Dreamers Ferry Cross The Mersey Back 2 Back Hits Amazon
14Elvis Presley Long Black Limousine From Elvis in Memphis Amazon
15Lefty Frizzell Long Black Veil Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
16The Kingston Trio Tom Dooley Yesterday's Gone [Disc 2] Amazon
17Marty Robbins El Paso All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
18Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday To JFK The Essential Marilyn Monroe Amazon
19Lena Horne Love Me Or Leave Me RCA Records Label: The 1st Note in Black Music [Disc 3] Amazon
20The Beach Boys The Warmth of the Sun Endless Summer Amazon
21Ray Charles What'd I Say Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
22Larry Williams Dizzy Miss Lizzy [Album Version] Specialty Profiles: Larry Williams Amazon
23The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
24Elvis Presley Mystery Train Lonesome Whistle – An Anthology Of American Railroad Song Amazon
25Billy Joel Only The Good Die Young The Stranger Amazon
26Richard Burton Camelot Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
27Toussaint McCall Nothing Takes The Place Of You Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
28The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood The Most of the Animals Amazon
29Billy Bob Thornton He Was A Friend Of MIne Private Radio Amazon

Saucy Rhythm Serenades

Rhythm & Blues is the order of the day. Join Dave Stroud for an entertaining blast of fresh sounds from the well of the past century. What’s old is always new if you haven’t heard it, right? The playlist this morning features songs about the night time from Ray Charles, honeydripper rocking from Big Joe Turner, doo wop serenades from the The Jive Bombers, bluesy torch sounds from Erma Franklin, and so much more. We’ll stretch the boundaries of R&B with Elvis, Lonnie Johnson, and a few more as we take on some saucy serenades and unruly pleas from performers from the thirties to the early sixties. All without malice of forethought, I assure you. Tune into Sonoma County Community Radio every Friday morning at 9 Pacific.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tarheel Slim & Little Ann Anything For You (W. Little Ann) The Robin & Fire Years Amazon
3Big Joe Turner My Little Honeydripper Big, Bad & Blue: Anthology [Disc 3] Amazon
4Elvis Presley Dirty, Dirty Feeling The Essential 60's Masters I [Disc 1] Amazon
5Roy Hamilton Crazy Feelin' Oxford American 10th Anniversary Music Sampler, [Disc 1]: "Future Masters" [Oxford American, 2008] Amazon
6The Larks Ooh… It Feels So Good The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 4: Doo-Wop Dancin' Amazon
7The Harlem Hamfats Little Girl Harlem Hamfats Vol. 1 1936 Amazon
8Lonnie Johnson It Feels So Good Pt. 2 (w/Spencer Williams) Complete Recordings Vol. 4 Amazon
9Blue Lu Barker Don't You Make Me High Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon
10Big Joe Turner Don't You Make Me High Big, Bad & Blue: Anthology [Disc 3] Amazon
11State Street Swingers Don't Tear My Clothes No. 2 (C-1768) State Street Swingers (1936-1937) Amazon
12Irene Scruggs Must Get Mine In Front (Pm 13023, L-499-2) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
13Sam Cooke Soothe Me The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke Amazon
14The Jive Bombers Bad Boy Cry-Baby Amazon
15Ray Charles Night Time Is the Right Time The Birth of Soul Disc 3 Amazon
16Nappy Brown I'm Getting Lonesome Night Time Is the Right Time [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ruth Brown I Want To Do More Ruth Brown: The Definitive Soul Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon
18Julia Lee The Curse Of An Aching Heart (06-13-47) 1947 Amazon
19Erma Franklin Piece of My Heart Something to Believe In Amazon
20Miss Baker You'd Better Find Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll/Volume 2 [Disc 5] Amazon
21Billy Ward & The Dominoes My Baby'S 3-D (10-12-53) 1953-1954 Amazon
22Rosco Gordon Real Pretty Mama Let's Get High (B) Amazon
23Gladys Hill Please Don't Touch My Bowl Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
24Lil Green What's The Matter With Love Romance In The Dark Amazon
25Nellie Lutcher He's a Real Gone Guy Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
26Ruth Brown I Want To Do More R & B Years 1955 V.2 [Disc 2] Amazon
27Big Maybelle It's a Sin to Tell a Lie The Very Best Of Big Maybelle Amazon
28Clarence "Frogman" Henry I Told My Pillow More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country Amazon
29Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five A Man Ain't A Man Vol. 3-Blues Roots Amazon
30Rose Marie McCoy Dippin' In My Business Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
31Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends You Ain't Got It No More Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
32Ruth Brown I Wanna Do More Miss Rhythm Greatest Hits And More Disc 2 Amazon
33Wynonie Harris Wasn't That Good Lovin' Machine Amazon
34The Johnny Otis Rhythm & Blues Caravan Turn The Lights Down Low Rhythm And Blues Caravan [Disc 3] Amazon
35Louis Jordan It's Full Or It Ain't No Good The Chronological Louis Jordan 1945-1946 Amazon
36Lil Green No Baby, No Body But You The R&B Years – 1942-45 [Disc 3] Amazon

Get Down With It

Free form Friday this month. Lots of favorites to share with you as we reach out to our awesome first responders once more here in Sonoma County. August, our static month of warm weather, has turned on us this year (as has everything else) as climate change once more comes knocking on our front and back doors. We’ll try to work on two hours of musical distraction with NRBQ, Little Richard, O. C. Smith, Marlene Dietrich, and Merle Haggard…how’s that for a lineup? Songs about San Antonio, a little place called Hickory Holler, some Madeline Kahn, Tommy Dorsey, and Nina Simone covering Chuck Berry. Money is the root of all evil, and Julia Lee will remind you this Friday morning. Tune into Sonoma County Community Radio once more at 9 Pacific on 92.5 FM, streaming to the world at freespeechnobull.com/listen.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Little Richard Get Down With it OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
3Ivory Joe Hunter You Can't Stop This Rocking and Rolling Ivory Joe Hunter Amazon
4Three Sharps And A Flat That's The Rhythm Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 1: That's the Rhythm Amazon
5The Miller Sisters Ten Cats Down Rockin' Memphis [Disc 3] Amazon
6The Sensations Let Me In Book Of Love: The Argo Records Story 1956-1962 Amazon
7Lou Rawls Love Is A Hurtin' Thing On The Soul Side Amazon
8Irma Thomas Hurtin' for Certain My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon
9Billy Joe Royal It Keeps Right On Hurtin' Greatest Hits Amazon
10O. C. Smith The Son Of Hickory Holler Tramp More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country Amazon
11Arthur Alexander Genie in the Jug Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter Amazon
12Frank Black Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day Honeycomb Amazon
13Marlene Dietrich The Boys In The Back Room The Blue Angel Amazon
14Madeline Kahn With Mel Brooks And Company I'm Tired – Blazing Saddles Warner Bros.: 75 Years Of Film Music – Songs (3) Amazon
15Jimmy Durante Start Off Each Day With A Song The Great Schnozzle Amazon
16Ella Mae Morse An Occasional Man Singles 3 Amazon
17John Fogerty Down On The Corner The Long Road Home: Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Amazon
18Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven The Music Goes Round And Round Me & Orson Welles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
19NRBQ Music Goes Round And Around Tiddly Winks Amazon
20Nina Simone Brown Eyed Handsome Man Wild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul Amazon
21Merle Haggard San Antonio Rose Tribute To The Best Damn Fiddle Player Amazon
22Riders in the Sky Down the Trail to San Antone The Best of the West Rides Again Amazon
23Junior Brown Long Walk Back to San Antone Long Walk Back Amazon
24Bill Kirchen Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone Dieselbilly Road Trip Amazon
25Tommy Duncan Stars Over San Antone Beneath a Neon Star in a Honky Tonk Amazon
26Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Minnie, My Mountain Moocher Singing In The Rain Amazon
27Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Paddlin' Madelin' Home Singing In The Rain Amazon
28Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Don't Save It Too Long (The Money Song) Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
29The Andrews Sisters Rum And Coca-Cola 20th Century Masters: Millenni Amazon
30Dinning Sisters Buttons And Bows Almost Sweet And Gentle [Disc 1] Amazon
31Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters The Three Caballeros Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters [Disc 2] Amazon
32Bob Hope, The Clark Sisters That's Not the Knot Best of Bob Hope – Capitol Records Amazon
33The Boswell Sisters Wha'd Ja Do To Me? The Object Of My Affection Amazon
34Little Richard Jenny Jenny Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
35James Barnett Keep On Talking After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon

Fall of Empire

Authoritarianism right in our own backyard. What are the signs that we should concern ourselves with? Much has been revealed over the centuries of how power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. While our so-called checks and balances lay down in fear in the face of fascism and the childish fear of being made fun of by the playground bully, the innocents are called terrorists and the terrorists, patriots. Up is down and down is up, right? Music’s been made of the human condition over time and there’s also been books and countless political speeches…and we’re going to take our time today to share the music and speak of the ballot box which is our only weapon, it seems, in a democracy. When cowards and sycophants led by the GOP and Fox News pretend patriotism, we know we’re in trouble and we know that the hard rain is falling. Federal troops are attacking mothers, veterans, and peaceful protesters with impunity and there are no checks. There is no balance. As songwriter R. B. Morris observes, that’s how every empire falls…and you can tune in for inspiration as the August march on Washington is just around the corner.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Great Big Sea End of the World Great Big CD Amazon
3Danko, Fjeld & Andersen When Morning Comes to America Danko / Fjeld / Andersen Amazon
4Neil Young Bound for Glory Old Ways Amazon
5Willie Nelson Vote Em Out Vote 'Em Out Amazon
6Ray Charles America The Beautiful Ultimate Hits Collection [2 of 2] Amazon
7Ry Cooder Rally 'Round The Flag Boomer's Story Amazon
8The Abyssinian Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir Battle Hymn Of The Republic The Civil War Amazon
9Johnny Cash Ragged Old Flag Ragged Old Flag Amazon
10Joan Baez The President Sang Amazing Grace Whistle Down the Wind Amazon
11The Dixie Hummingbirds Jesus Children of America 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
12R.B. Morris That's How Every Empire Falls Singing Through the Wall. Songs for Western Sahara Amazon
13Simon & Garfunkel America Old Friends Disc 2 Amazon
14Paul Simon American Tune There Goes Rhymin' Simon Amazon
15Neko Case & Her Boyfriends Thrice All American No Depression Compilation – What It Sounds Like Vol. 1 Amazon
16Dr. John The Patriotic Flag-Waiver Babylon Amazon
17Steve Earle Dear Old Flag Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War Amazon
18Jay & the Americans Only in America Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
19Jimmy Griggs The Beginning Of The End The Beginning Of The End – The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
20William Elliot Whitmore Civilizations Radium Death Amazon
21Dorothy Love Coates The Kingdom Of Babylon Is Falling Down A City Built 4 Square Amazon
22Bob Dylan Something's Burning, Baby Empire Burlesque Amazon
23Bruce Cockburn Call It Democracy World Of Wonders Amazon
24The Trumpeteers Babylon's Fallen Good News, Vol. 2: Wade In The Water Amazon
25Jerry Lee Lewis End Of The Road A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
26Roy Zimmerman The Liar Tweets Tonight The Liar Tweets Tonight (Single) Amazon

Money Talks

We have, admittedly, visited the money theme in the past. But this week Deeper Roots emphasizes the impact of the filthy lucre on our day-to-day existence. We worship at it’s altar, politicians are possessed by it’s self-serving allure, and we welcome its arrival often without considering the source. We’ll call this a followup to our theme show of some time back, incorporating country, gospel, soul, R&B, rock, rockabilly, and pop including performances from Chuck Berry, Fred Astaire, Big Sandy, Randy Newman, and Bill Branch. It doesn’t end there. Early American humorist Artemus Ward once observed that “When a fellow says it ain’t the money but the principle of the thing, it’s the money.” A freshly-mown observation if there ever was one. We’ll be exploring music about money in this week’s edition of Deeper Roots on KOWS and KRJF Community Radio for Sonoma County. Tune in on Friday mornings at 9 on KOWS or Friday evenings at 9 on KRJF.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Cherri Lynn You're Money Ain't Long Enough Stompin' 14 Amazon
3J.J. Cale Money Talks The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
4Lowell Fulson It Takes Money The Tramp Years Amazon
5Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want) Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 1 Amazon
6Don Covay Money (That's What I Want) Checkin' In With Don Covay Amazon
7Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues Where's My Money Evidence Blues Sampler: Five Amazon
8Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Put Some Money In The Pot, 'Cause The Juice Is Running Low One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
9Margaret Whiting The Money Tree Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Amazon
10Big Sandy The Money Tree It's Time Amazon
11Tony Bennett With Plenty of Money and You Ultra-Lounge: Vegas Baby! Amazon
12Fred Astaire We're In The Money [Digitally Mastered 1989] Nippers 30's-Vol.1 Amazon
13The Mills Brothers Money In My Pockets The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 2 Amazon
14Linda Scott Don't Bet Money Honey Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
15Van Morrison Blue Money His Band And The Street Choir Amazon
16James Taylor Hangnail (Money O Money) Hourglass Amazon
17Brownie McGhee/Sonny Terry Lose Your Money Rediscovered Blues Disc 1 Amazon
18Howlin' Wolf Work For Your Money Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
19Chuck Berry No Money Down The Chess Box Disc 1 Amazon
20The Blasters Leave My Money Alone Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (1981-1985) (1 of 2) Amazon
21Luke McDaniel Money Bag Woman Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
22The Toppers If Money Grew on Trees Stompin' at the Savoy: Harlem Nocturne, 1944 – 1947 Amazon
23Dean Martin Money Burns A Hole In My Pocket Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
24Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis The Money Song Cocktail Hour Disc 1 Amazon
25Randy Newman It's Money That I Love The Best of Randy Newman Amazon
26Randy Newman It's Money That Matters Land of Dreams Amazon
27Bob Gibson Money Is King Joy Joy! The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson Amazon
28Pete Seeger Pay Me My Money Down The First Days Of Protest In The Twentieth Century Amazon
29The Lovin' Spoonful Money Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
30Lefty Frizell My Baby's Just Like Money [Lefty Frizzell] Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four Amazon
31George Jones Money To Burn George Jones The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
32Willie Nelson If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) Amazon
33Sarah Gayle Meech Honey Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is One Good Thing Amazon
34Dire Straits Money for Nothing Money for Nothing Amazon

Curtis Mayfield Tribute

Gospel-infused, socially conscious, politically conscious, soul driven, and an inspiration to generations, Curtis Mayfield’s music embodied a thought-provoking and passionate world view. From his early days as a backup singer and erstwhile songwriter to a champion of Black Pride and Black Capitalism, Curtis Mayfield’s rise from performing in his grandmother’s Traveling Soul Spiritualists’ Church to his last recording, 1995’s New World Order, was embellished with classic love songs and musically charged testaments to Civil Rights. His music resonates today: “Pushing”, “People Get Ready”, and “We’re a Winner”, We’ll be exploring his music in this week’s edition of Deeper Roots on KOWS and KRJF Community Radio for Sonoma County. Tune in on Friday mornings at 9 on KOWS or Friday evenings at 9 on KRJF.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jerry Butler He Will Break Your Heart The Vee-Jay Story [Disc 2] Amazon
3The Impressions Shorty's Got To Go Birth Of Soul: 3 Amazon
4Major Lance The Monkey Time More Soul Disc 3 Amazon
5Major Lance Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um Birth Of Soul: 2 Amazon
6Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
7Gene Chandler Rainbow The Vee-Jay Story [Disc 3] Amazon
8Billy Butler & The Enchanters I Can't Work No Longer Kent's Cellar Of Soul: Volume 2 Amazon
9The Impressions Gypsy Woman Hit The Road Jack: The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
10The Impressions Keep On Pushing Keep On Pushing/People Get Ready Amazon
11Aretha Franklin Something He Can Feel Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 4] Amazon
12Aretha Franklin Rock With Me Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 4] Amazon
13Curtis Mayfield We Got To Have Peace Gospel Amazon
14Curtis Mayfield Freddie's Dead The Very Best Of Curtis Mayfield Amazon
15Curtis Mayfield Superfly The Very Best Of Curtis Mayfield Amazon
16The Blind Boys Of Alabama People Get Ready Higher Ground Amazon
17The Staple Singers Let's Do It Again The Buddah Box Disc 3 Amazon
18Gene Chandler Man's Temptation Birth Of Soul: 2 Amazon
19The Impressions Amen Gospel Amazon
20Eric Clapton You Must Believe Me A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield Amazon
21B.B. King Woman's Got Soul A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield Amazon
22Huey Lewis & the News It's Alright Time Flies: The Best of Huey Lewis & the News Amazon
23Curtis Mayfield Something to Believe In (Heart, Body & Soul Amazon
24Curtis Mayfield Little Child Running Wild Old School Friday Amazon
25The Isley Brothers I'm So Proud A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield Amazon
26Curtis Mayfield Only You Babe The Very Best Of Curtis Mayfield Amazon
27The Impressions Can't Work No Longer Keep On Pushing/People Get Ready Amazon
28Aaron Neville Gypsy Woman My True Story Amazon
29The Impressions I Know My Baby Loves Me Bandera Doo Wop Amazon

Lazy River

A well of free form today, mixing gospel, jazz, country, and everything in between. No theme, no tribute, not focus on a specific genre or songwriter. Just all of the above and more on a Friday morning on Sonoma County community radio. Tune in for contemporary sounds from The Handsome Family and The Devonns, classic country and bluegrass from Ralph Stanley and Bobby Bare, vocals featuring Helen Humes, Timi Yuro, and Lil Green (catches his breath), and some blended gospel infused classics from Eartha Kitt and Edna Gallmon Cook. Tune in on Friday morning at 9am Pacific for Deeper Roots.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Les Paul & His Trio Lazy River Crazy Rhythm Amazon
3John Prine The Other Side Of Town Fair & Square Amazon
4k.d. lang Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes Shadowland Amazon
5Goldie Hill I Let the Stars Get in My Eyes Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
6The Delta Rhythm Boys I'm In Love With A Gal The Best Of 1940-50 Amazon
7Ivory Joe Hunter Shooty Booty Since I Met You Baby Amazon
8Cab Calloway The Jumpin' Jive Jukebox Hits 1930-1950 Amazon
9Louis Prima Lazy River Capitol Collectors Series Amazon
10Dave Van Ronk Blood Red Moon Going Back to Brooklyn Amazon
11The Devonns Blood Red Blues (Protest Song) The Devonns Amazon
12Lucinda Williams Blue Artist's Choice: Diana Krall – Music that matters to her Amazon
13The Band All LA Glory Stage Fright Amazon
14Los Coast Feat Gary Clark Jr. Change is Gonna Come A Change Is Gonna Come (Single) Amazon
15Lil Green What's The Matter With Love Romance In The Dark Amazon
16Johnny Moore's Three Blazers What Does It Matter The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 3- Doo-Wop Dreamin' Amazon
17Timi Yuro What's A Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You) On The Soul Side Amazon
18The Handsome Family What Does the Deep Sea Say? Scattered Amazon
19Helen Humes With Count Basie And His Orchestra Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea Divas Of Swing Amazon
20Wanda Jackson Between The Window And The Phone Before The Music Died – Wanda Jackson: The Complete Recordings 1954-1962 [Disc 4] Amazon
21Eartha Kitt Hist The Window, Noah The RCA Recordings 1953-1958 Amazon
22Ralph Stanley God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
23Bobby Bare Noah's Ark 1962-1964 (Warped 6291) Amazon
24Edna Gallmon Cooke Build Me a Cabin Great Gospel Women Vol.2 Amazon
25Phoebe Bridgers Georgia Lee Come On Up To The House – Women Sing Waits Amazon
26Django Reinhardt Beyond the Sea (La Mer) [1949] The Indispensable Django Reinhardt [Disc 1] Amazon
27Martin Denny Beyond The Sea (La Mer) Exotica III/The Enchanted Sea Amazon
28She & Him Stars Fell On Alabama Classics Amazon
29The Band The Weight A Musical History [Disc 2] Amazon
30Merrill Moore Lazy River Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 2] Amazon

Juneteenth 2020

On this most relevant of days, we’ll be digging through some of the important songs from the past century focusing on its meaning and significance. While the embodiment of the music could have touched on every genre because the influences are vast, we’ll settle on the inspirational sounds from every corner. Juneteenth is a jubilant, high energy celebration of a somber reality. First recognized in 1865 it is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. Our observation on Deeper Roots includes tracks from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and gospel sounds galore leading off with Mahalia Jackson.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mahalia Jackson I'm On My Way The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
3Morgan Freeman, Terence Blanchard The South The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
4Southern Sons Lift Every Voice & Sing Gospel Quartets 1921-1942 Vol. 2 Amazon
5The Clark Sisters Is My Living In Vain Is My Living In Vain Amazon
6The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
7Bill Withers Harlem Best Of Bill Withers: Lean On Me Amazon
8Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
9The Sensational Nightingales Freedom After a While Great Gospel – People Get Ready Amazon
10Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted And Black Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
11Billie Holiday Strange Fruit Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 2] Amazon
12Nina Simone Feeling Good Six Feet Under, Vol. 2: Everything Ends Amazon
13Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
14Little Esther & the Dominoes The Deacon Moves In Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
15Fatso Bently Juneteenth Jamboree Swing-O-Rama : Hepcats Amazon
16SNCC Freedom Singers; Johnson, Bernice Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Freedom Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
17Coleman Brothers Raise A Rukus Tonight Hot Harmony Groups 1941-1949: Vol 3: When the Old Gang Amazon
18Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come Ain't That Good News Amazon
19Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters Amazon
20The Soul Stirrers Free At Last Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story: 1959 – 1965 [Disc 1] Amazon
21The Holmes Brothers Promised Land Promised Land Amazon
22Richie Havens Freedom Resume: The Best of Richie Havens Amazon
23The Staple Singers Swing Down, Chariot Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
24James Brown Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud), Pts. 1-2 Gold Disc 1 Amazon
25Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Wake Up Everybody The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
26Wyclef Jean Redemption Song America: A Tribute To Heroes [Disc 2] Amazon
27Terence Blanchard Closing Theme The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon

Papa Come Quick

Friday morning free form sounds from the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, California. We’ve been doing this Deeper Roots thing for almost nine years and, if you’re a regular, you’ll know that Dave’s always itching for a free form collection of sounds to complement the targeted shows that are featured weekly. This week we’ll be rolling out some Bill Kirchen, Dave Van Ronk, Ricky Nelson, Annisteen Allen, and Ethel Merman…to name a few. Blues, country, doo wop, rhythm & blues, gospel, and jazz all bundled up for your late spring listening enjoyment while sequestered for health and safety. Tune in on your FM if you’re local at 92.5 or stream us at kowsfm.com/listen.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Geraint Watkins Bring Me the Head of My So Called Lover Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
3Washboard Rhythm Kings, Washboard Rhythm Band The Coming Home of Hi-De-Hoo All Time Jazz: Washboard Rhythm Kings Amazon
4C.W. Stoneking Jungle Lullaby Jungle Blues Amazon
5Ethel Merman Eadie Was A Lady Ethel Merman Cocktail Hour [Disc 1] Amazon
6Dave Van Ronk Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out Bound For Glory Amazon
7Andrew Bird Three White Horses Hands of Glory Amazon
8Peggy Lee Old Devil Moon (Jump For Joy) Jump For Joy (Four Classic Albums) Amazon
9Jimmy Jones Good Timin Pure R&B: Vol. 2- Somethings Got a Hold on Me [Disc 2] Amazon
10The Fiestas I4m Your Slave Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
11Cab Calloway Jungle King (You Ain't Done A Doggone Thing) Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
12Top Note Hearts Of Stone Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 4] – Group Revival Amazon
13Red Foley Hearts Of Stone Hillbilly Fever [Disc 4] Amazon
14Doug Sahm I Wanna Be Your Mama Again Best of Sir Douglas 68-75 Amazon
15Annisteen Allen Fujiyama Mama Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 4] Amazon
16Brenda Lee (If I'm Dreaming) Just Let Me Dream The Precious Years Amazon
17Whitney Rose Tied To The Wheel Rule 62 Amazon
18Bill Kirchen Tied to the Wheel Tied to the Wheel Amazon
19Bill Kirchen Down to Seeds and Stems Again Seeds and Stems Amazon
20Louis Armstrong This Train Louis And The Good Book Amazon
21Ricky Nelson Glory Train Legacy [Disc 2] Amazon
22Arlo Guthrie with The Dillards The Sinking of the Ruben James Thirty Two Cents Postage Due Amazon
23Arlo Guthrie Ukulele Lady Hobo's Lullaby Amazon
24Neil Young Bound for Glory Old Ways Amazon
25Bonnie Raitt Papa Come Quick (Jody and Chico) Luck of the Draw Amazon
26Leon Russell Roll Away the Stone Retrospective Amazon
27Ike & Tina Turner Its Gonna Work Out Fine Pure R&B: Vol. 3- Let the Good Times Roll [Disc 2] Amazon
28The Dovells Bristol Stomp Prom Night: Vol. 4- So Much In Love [Disc 2] Amazon
29Warren Zevon Keep Me in Your Heart The Wind Amazon
30Lucinda Williams Price To Pay Lucinda Williams Amazon