Category Archives: Rhythm and Blues

The Year 1952

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

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Fitzgerald Goody, Goody 75th Birthday Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
3Percy Faith Delicado 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
4Willie Mabon I Don't Know Atlantic Blues: Piano Amazon
5Eddy Arnold A Full Time Job Eddy's Song: A Full Time Job Amazon
6Al Martino Here In My Heart Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Po Amazon
7Ruth Brown 5-10-15 Hours Ruth Brown: Mama He Treats Your Daugher Mean & Other Hits Amazon
8Hank Williams I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 5 Amazon
9Patti Page I Went To Your Wedding The Patti Page Collection: The Mercury Years, Volume 1 Amazon
10The 5 Royales Baby Don't Do It The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
11Webb Pierce Back Street Affair All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
12Eddie Fisher Wish You Were Here The Great American Crooners [Disc 5] Amazon
13Little Walter Juke Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
14Carl Smith (When You Feel Like You're in Love) Don't Just Stand There The Essential Carl Smith (1950-1956) Amazon
15Rosemary Clooney Half As Much Tenderly Amazon
16Fats Domino Goin' Home Rock And Rollin Amazon
17Lefty Frizzell Give Me More, More, More (of Your Kisses) Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Sat. Night) Amazon
18Vera Lynn Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart White Cliffs Of Dover [Disc 1] Amazon
19Johnny Ace My Song Memorial Album Amazon
20Webb Pierce That Heart Belongs To Me All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
21Jo Stafford You Belong To Me Your Hit Parade – 1952 Amazon
22The Clovers One Mint Julep Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
23Slim Whitman Indian Love Call Golden Age of Country Volume 5: The Wild Side of Life Amazon
24Johnny Ray Cry The Best Jukeboxhits Amazon
25Jimmy Forrest Night Train Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
26Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
27Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Shutter Island [Disc 2] Amazon
28Billy Ward & the Dominoes Have Mercy Baby Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
29Webb Pierce Wondering All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
30Leroy Anderson Blue Tango Instrumental Gold [Disc 1] Amazon
31Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
32Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 24 Greatest Amazon
33Bull Moose Jackson Nosey Joe Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
34Nat King Cole Unforgettable Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon

Blues is a Woman

This week’s show dedicates two hours to the incredible blues women of the past century. We’ll be going deep, featuring tracks from the great early century trailblazers:  Mamie Smith, Trixie Smith, Ma Rainey, Sippie Wallace, and others. Plus, we’ll hear from Ruthie Foster, Big Mama Thornton, Dinah Washington, and Varetta Dillard; all of this being the background to to last Saturday evening’s Blues is a Woman performance at the Raven Theater in downtown Healdsburg. Our special guest on the show will be Pamela Rose, performer, author, and vocalist, who has toured nationally with her critically acclaimed show Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era. Pamela is part of the San Francisco ensemble Blues is a Woman along with Pat Wilder, Ruth Davies, Kristen Strom, Shani Johnson, Jennifer Jolly, and music director/pianist/vocalist Tammy Hall. Dave Stroud will be talking the ‘pearls’ of the blues with Pamela in a prerecorded interview. Join us.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ma Rainey Ma" Rainey's Black Bottom Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Amazon
3Ma Rainey with Tampa Red & Georgia Tom Black Eye Blues Southern Country Blues: Down In Boogie Alley [Disc 2] Amazon
4Ruthie Foster Death Came A'Knockin' Oxford American Southern Music Texas Amazon
5Big Mama Thornton/Muddy Waters Blues Band Looking the World Over With the Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966 Amazon
6Memphis Minnie Looking The World Over [Album Version] Queen Of The Blues Amazon
7Ida Cox with Coleman Hawkins Quintet Wild Women Don't Have the Blues Oxford American Music Issue – Visions of the Blues Amazon
8Ida Cox One Hour Mama I Can't Quit My Man Amazon
9Bonnie Raitt Love Me Like A Man Bonnie Raitt: Opus Collection Amazon
10Aretha Franklin Evil Gal Blues Aretha Sings The Blues Amazon
11Albinia Jones Evil Gal Blues Vocal Blues & Jazz Vol. 4 (1938) Amazon
12Sippie Wallace Up the Country Blues Sippie Wallace Vol. 1 (1923-1925) Amazon
13Victoria Spivey Murder In The First Degree Black Snake Blues – The Best Of Amazon
14Alberta Hunter Remember My Name Remember My Name (Original Soundtrack Recording) Amazon
15Big Mama Thornton Ball And Chain Living The Blues – 1965 – 1969 Blues Classics Amazon
16Varetta Dillard See See Rider Blues Got You On My Mind Amazon
17Sister Rosetta Tharpe Didn't It Rain Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
18Trixie Smith Freight Train Blues Blues Was Her Business Amazon
19Clementine Smith Nobody Knows What A Red Head Mama Can Do Female Blues Singers, Complete Recorded Works. Volume 14 Amazon
20Mamie Smith Crazy Blues Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
21Bessie Smith Lock And Key Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 1] Amazon
22Pamela Rose Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning (feat. Daria Johnson) Blues Is a Woman (Original Cast Recording) Amazon
23Etta James Let's Burn Down The Cornfield The Essential Etta James [Disc 2] Amazon
24Ruth Brown (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean The Great American Soul Book Chapter 1: Any Way You Wanta! Amazon
25Dinah Washington Blow Top Blues Blues Was Her Business Amazon

Party at the House

November kicks off with a party at our house. Some rare R&B nuggets, some classic old time country and honky-tonk, and a little bit of the New Orleans and house party themes to kick off the morning here on Deeper Roots. House parties, rent parties, and dance hall jamborees are celebrated by Bob Wills, Babs Gonzales, Little Esther, Jackie Brenston, and Dale Watson. We’ll also hear from Willie, T-Bone, and Merle on a Friday morning show that brings a little bit of light into the Sonoma County after weeks of trepidation from the fires. Please join Dave Stroud broadcasting live from downtown Santa Rosa.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound Jebidiah Moonshine's Friday Night Shack Party Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound Amazon
3Amos Milburn House Party (Tonight) Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
4Babs Gonzales House Rent Party Cool WhalinDon Gibson Give Myself A Party Fifty Years Of Hits (Vol. 3) Amazon
5Jesse Allen Let's Party Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock 'n' Roll Vol 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
6The Hamptones Turkey Hop Rhythm 'N' Blues Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 4 Amazon
7The Treniers Go, Go, Go Rhythm 'N' Blues Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 4 Amazon
8The Four Jacks The Last of the Good Rocking Men Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 3 Amazon
9Rollee McGill Rhythm Rockin' Boogie Shoutin' Out The Blues (R&B CD 2005-2) Amazon
10The Wild Magnolias Party Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
11Marcia Ball The Party's Still Going On Roadside Attractions Amazon
12Jackie Brentson Starvation Stompin' – Rhythm 'N' Blues Pounders – Volume 13 Amazon
13Yvonne Baker & The Sensations Party Across The Hall Book Of Love: The Argo Records Story 1956-1962 Amazon
14Little Esther Ring-A-Ding-Doo Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
15Sam Cooke Having a Party Greatest Hits Amazon
16Tammi Terrell Two Can Have A Party Come On And See Me: The Complete Solo Collection Amazon
17The Enchanters I Paid For The Party Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
18Quinn Golden Party On the Weekend On the Chitlin Circuit Amazon
19T-Bone Walker Party Girl The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 2] Amazon
20Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway The Party's At Our House Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Amazon
21Bob Wills Goin' Away Party For the Last Time Amazon
22Merle Haggard/Ray Price/Willie Nelson Goin' Away Party Last of the Breed Disc 2 Amazon
23Willie Nelson The Party's Over ["Naked" version] Naked Willie Amazon
24Dale Watson The Party's Over Live Deluxe…Plus CD1 Amazon
25Dale Watson Pity Party I Hate These Songs Amazon
26The Cadillacs Party for Two For Collectors Only (Disc 3) Amazon
27Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Party at My House Mean Case of the Blues Amazon
28Babs Gonzales Babs' Celebrity Party Cool WhalinKing Biscuit And The Ronnie Hawkins Band Hoodoo Party Blues Anthology: Screamin' The Blues Amazon
29Fats Domino What a Party My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
30Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew Talk About A Party Stompin' 1 Amazon
31Shep & the Limelites Party for Two Daddy's Home to Stay Amazon

Swing on a Star

We’ve got an eclectic collection of sounds today as we take on yet another free form collection of soul, folk, doo wop, R&B, country, blues, and Americana on Deeper Roots. Listen in as we spend time with Billy Ward & The Dominoes, Etta James, Tom Waits, The Harlan County Four, and Buck Owens. The show features mini-themes of Sonoma County, Bakersfield, and birthdays….nothing too political, nothing to lovey dovey…just a collection of fun sounds from some recent Americana talents and some legends, all for you, all on KOWS Community Radio this week, streaming to the world on www.freespeechnobull.com.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Would You Like to Swing on a Star? Sunday Street Amazon
3Gillian Welch Elvis Presley Blues Artist's Choice: Emmylou Harris Amazon
4Elvis Presley A Thing Called Love He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 2 Amazon
5The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) #1 Love Songs Of The '70s Amazon
6Marvin Gaye Pride and Joy 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
7Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto In The Basement (Part 1) (with Etta James) Go Go Power: The Complete Chess Singles (1961-1966) Amazon
8Rufus Brown Keep A Knockin' Stompin' 6 Amazon
9Billy Ward & The Dominoes Tootsie Roll (03-02-54) 1953-1954 Amazon
10Al Jolson Toot, Toot, Tootsie The Best Of The Decca Years Amazon
11Sam Cooke Only Sixteen Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
12The Orlons Happy Birthday, Mr. 21 The Orlons Down Memory Lane Amazon
13Phil Lawrence Samba de Sonoma Mandolin Heaven Amazon
14Danny Sorentino Sonoma County Stars Real Music (Disc 1) Amazon
15Duke Robillard/Sunny Crownover Occidental Woman Tales from the Tiki Lounge Amazon
16Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Bohemian Highway Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Amazon
17Eric Lindell West County Drifter Cazadero Amazon
18Charley Crockett The Way I'm Livin' (Santa Rosa) The Valley Amazon
19Kyle Martin Santa Rosa Kyle Martin Amazon
20The Harlan County Four Atomic Telephone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
21David Rawlings Money Is the Meat in the Coconut Poor David's Almanack Amazon
22John Hammond, Jr. Clap Hands Wicked Grin Amazon
23Willie Nelson;Sheryl Crow;Lukas Nelson Come On Up To The House Heroes Amazon
24Tom Waits Georgia Lee Mule Variations Amazon
25Roy Orbison California Blue Mystery Girl Amazon
26Don Rich & The Buckaroos Hello California Guitar Pickin' Man Amazon
27Buck Owens Streets Of Bakersfield Buck 'Em! Volume Two: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) Amazon
28Bill Kirchen Hounds Of The Bakersfield Transatlanticana Amazon
29Merle Haggard Mama Tried Okie From Muskogee Amazon
30Dave Alvin/Los Straitjackets California Sun Sing Along With Amazon
31Greg Brown Pledging My Time A Nod To Bob: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His Sixtieth Birthday Amazon

Covered by the Stones

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

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

Fat Daddy

“…crazy ’bout that woman ’cause Caldonia is her name”. Tune in for a mix of sounds coming from the free form archives, celebrating a century of America’s music as is the habit each Friday morning at 9 on Sonoma County Community Radio. We’ll be exploring the Cherry Red Blues, Evil Gal Blues, and Louis Jordan’s jump piece Caldonia as part of our show today. Country sounds feature two Georges: Strait and Jones, soul sounds from The Miracles and Arthur Alexander, rhythm & blues from the ladies including Varetta Dillard, Etta James, and Albinia Jones, and an oddball opening set that takes us down into some strange and exotic places “Ahbe Casaba” and “Katanga!”

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dinah Washington Fat Daddy Rock 'N' Roll Early Years – Vol. 3 Amazon
3Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm Katanga! Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
4Classie Ballou Classie's Whip Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
5Eddie Cole & The Three Peppers Police Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
6Kip Tyler Shadow Street Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
7Jimmy Rushing Where Were You Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
8Fats Waller Your Feet's Too Big The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
9Fats Waller Believe It Beloved Honeysuckle Rose Amazon
10The Three Riffs Cherry In My Lemon And Lime Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 1: That's the Rhythm Amazon
11Big Joe Turner Hollywood Red (Cherry Red Blues) Big, Bad & Blue: Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
12Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Cherry Red Blues Lost Time Amazon
13Aretha Franklin Evil Gal Blues Aretha Sings The Blues Amazon
14Albinia Jones Evil Gal Blues Vocal Blues & Jazz Vol. 4 (1938) Amazon
15Etta James Tell Mama Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
16Varetta Dillard I Can't Help Myself Got You On My Mind Amazon
17The Browns You Can't Grow Peaches On a Cherry Tree Classics 1964-1966 (Warped 6529) Amazon
18Ersel Hickey Bluebirds Over The Mountain Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
19George Strait All My Ex's Live In Texas 50 Number Ones [Disc 1] Amazon
20George Jones Just One More Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
21Ned Miller From A Jack To A King Classic Country Amazon
22Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You) The 35th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
23The Spinners It's a Shame One of a Kind Love Affair Disc 1 Amazon
24Arthur Alexander Cry Like A Baby The Monument Years Amazon
25Wilson Pickett I Found A True Love A Man & A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett [Disc 2] Amazon
26Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Rock & Roll Never Forgets Night Moves Amazon
27Louis Jordan Caldonia Number Ones Amazon
28Lil Palmore Lil's Caldonia Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
29Van Morrison Caledonia Swing Keep Me Singing [LP] Amazon
30The Five Stars Where Did Caldonia Go Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
31Huey "Piano" Smith Would You Believe it, I Have a Cold (Doctors) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
32Buddy Emmons/Ray Pennington/Swing Shift Band You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry Swingin' by Request Amazon
33Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters Cry Baby Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
34Full Tilt Boogie Band/Janis Joplin Cry Baby Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits Amazon
35John Fogerty River Is Waiting Revival Amazon

Hot Piano Rhythms

Celebrate this week with some rocking boogie woogie, country, and rhythm and blues with a special emphasis on the pounding of the ivories. We’ll put the speakers to the test as the rug gets thrown aside and the neighbors all celebrate and rocking good time with Fats, Ella Mae and Her Boogie Woogie Seven, Dr. John, Ray Charles, Merrill Moore, Moon Mullican and a host of others. Tune in for Beer Bottle Boogie, Cherokee Boogie, and Crazy Rhythm as the piano is given the top billing. A hundred years of American music with the focus on good…no, great…music. Friday morning antics coming your way on Sonoma Community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ray Charles Mess Around Atlantic Rhythm And Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
3Asleep at the Wheel Cherokee Boogie Back to the Future Now – Live at Arizona Charlie's Amazon
4Merrill Moore Snatchin' And Grabbin Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 1] Amazon
5Ray Charles Jumpin' in the Mornin' Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (1 of 8) Amazon
6Ray Charles Hallelujah, I Love Her So Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 1 Amazon
7Madonna Martin Madonna's Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
8Ella Mae Morse & Her Boogie Woogie Seven Down The Road Apiece Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
9Merrill Moore Nola Boogie Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 1] Amazon
10Professor Longhair Boogie Woogie New Orleans Piano Amazon
11Fats Domino I'm Walkin' My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
12Dr. John Mess Around Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
13Fats Waller The Joint Is Jumpin' The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
14Albert Ammons Bass Goin' Crazy Best of Boogie Woogie, Vol. 1 Amazon
15Marylin Scott Beer Bottle Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 9] Amazon
16Jack Mc Vea Bartender Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 6] Amazon
17Lucky Millinder Bongo Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 9] Amazon
18Memphis Slim Dedication to Pete Johnson Classic Piano Blues Amazon
19Pete Johnson Boogie Woogie Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
20Peter Johnson's Orchestra Half Tight Boogie The Small Groups – Boogie Woogie Amazon
21Moon Mullican Cherokee Boogie The Very Best Of Amazon
22Moon Mullican Bottom Of The Glass The Very Best Of Amazon
23Jerry Lee Lewis What'd I Say A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
24Bobbie Nelson Boogie Woogie Audiobiography (iTunes Exclusive) Amazon
25Cliff Jackson Crazy Rhythm World Of Jazz – The Jazz Piano Amazon
26Piano Red Do She Love Me Live And Feelin' Good (The Blues Collection Vol.68) Amazon
27Professor Longhair Got My Mojo Working Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
28Pinetop Perkins Pinetop's Boogie Woogie Let's Drink Some Juice… Amazon
29Big Joe Turner Boogie Woogie Country Girl Big Joe Rocks Amazon
30Hadda Brooks Stompin' The Boogie (aka Bully Wully Stomp) Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
31The Boogie Woogie Boys, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons Boogie Woogie Prayer – Part 1 Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
32Dr. John Good Night, Irene Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
33Amos Milburn Down the Road Apiece Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
34Adrian Rollini Trio Honky Tonk Train Blues Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon

Dave Bartholomew Tribute

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

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jewel King 3×7=21 Gettin' Funky [Disc 4] Amazon
3Champion Jack Dupree Junker's Blues Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon
4Fats Domino The Fat Man This Is Gold Disc 3 Amazon
5Smiley Lewis One Night I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 3 Amazon
6Elvis Presley One Night Artist of the Century Disc 1 Amazon
7Bobby Mitchell I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
8Los Lobos I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (1 of 4) Amazon
9Dave Bartholomew The Monkey Speaks His Mind Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 4] Amazon
10Chuck Willis Going To The River Let's Jump Tonight! The Best Of Chuck Willis from 1951 – '56 Amazon
11Dave Bartholomew Ain't Gonna Do It (Rest Of My Life) Gettin' Funky [Disc 2] Amazon
12Professor Longhair Whole Lotta Loving Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
13Dave Bartholomew Shrimp And Gumbo 1952-1955 Amazon
14Snooks Eaglin Yours Truly Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
15Fats Domino The Big Beat My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
16Fats Domino Ain't That a Shame My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
17Dave Bartholomew My Ding a Ling Rhythm & Blues 1952-1959 – Music Sampler, Vol. 2 Amazon
18Chuck Berry My Ding-A-Ling Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969 to 1974 Amazon
19Neil Young Walking To New Orleans Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino [Disc 2] Amazon
20Doug Sahm My Girl Josephine [Live] The Last Real Texas Blues Band Feat. Doug Sahm Amazon
21Smiley Lewis Blue Monday I Hear You Knocking 1947-1962 Disc 2 Amazon
22Snooks Eaglin By the Water Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
23Berna Dean I Walk In My Sleep Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
24Fats Domino Tell Me That You Love Me They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
25Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Let The Four Winds Blow Rock 'n' Roll City Amazon
26Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knockin' The Anthology (1968-1990) Disc 1 Amazon
27George Thorogood & The Destroyers Hello Josephine The Hard Stuff Amazon
28John Lennon Ain't That A Shame Gimme Some Truth [Disc 4] Amazon
29Jools Holland Be My Guest Swinging the Blues Dancing the Ska Amazon
30Robbie Robertson With Galactic Going To The River Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino [Disc 1] Amazon
31Dirty Dozen Brass Band That's How You Got Killed Before [Album Version] The New Orleans Album Amazon
32Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
33Fats Domino I Want to Walk You Home My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
34Smiley Lewis How Long ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon

Back to Back Blues

We revisit the blues with some pairings of old and new.  Join Dave Stroud for a selection of classic delta, Chicago, and folk blues from the likes of Robert Wilkins, Elmore James, Magic Slim, and Bukka White. The original classics pair up with updated versions from contemporaries like Sonny Landreth, Jeff Beck, The Allman Brothers, and Rory Block. Blues is the big muddy and the the tributaries flow through vast expanses of cleansing and clarifying. But, unlike those wide rivers like the Mississippi, the tributaries explode into new, deeper channels in the heart of the American landscape.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Turtle Island String Quartet Crossroads A Little on the CD Side Amazon
3Muddy Waters Trouble No More Trouble No More: Singles (1955-1959) Amazon
4The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars Trouble No More (featuring Mick Jagger & Keith Richards) Blues Blues Blues Amazon
5Black Cats And The Kitten Step It Up And Go [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
6Warner Williams With Jay Summerour Step It Up And Go Blues Highway Amazon
7Robert Wilkins That's No Way to Get Along Roots of Rock Amazon
8The Rolling Stones Prodigal Son Beggars Banquet Amazon
9Elmore James One Way Out The Complete Fire And Enjoy Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
10John Hiatt One Way Out All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman Amazon
11Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
12Jeff Beck I Ain't Superstitious Truth Amazon
13Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
14Tom Rush Baby Please Don't Go Town and Country Blues Amazon
15Elmore James Dust My Broom Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
16Sonny Landreth Dust My Broom Bound by the Blues Amazon
17Howlin' Wolf Back Door Man Blues Masters Vol. 6 – Blues Originals Amazon
18John Hammond Backdoor Man The Best Of Amazon
19Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
20Dr. John Wang Dang Doodle The Atco/Atlantic Singles 19681974 Amazon
21Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
22Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
23Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 [Disc 1] Amazon
24Rory Block Parchman Farm Blues Keepin' Outta Trouble: A Tribute to Bukka White Amazon
25Blind Willie McTell Statesboro Blues RCA Record Label: The 1st Note In Black Music [Disc 1] Amazon
26Taj Mahal Statesboro Blues The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
27Robert Johnson Stones in My Passway The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 2 Amazon
28Roy Rogers Stones in My Passway Slide of Hand Amazon
29The Allman Brothers Band Statesboro Blues Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
30The Allman Brothers Band Trouble No More Stand Back: The Anthology Disc 1 Amazon

Jumpin’ Jack

Free form provides our weekly exploration a wider berth in which to stretch our wings. And that’s precisely why I take a free form journey every week or so on Deeper Roots. This week we’ll be featuring at least two tracks from the great Ella Mae Morse, some R&B and Doo Wop from The Cardinals and Ruth Brown, a rare track you may never hear elsewhere featuring the late, great Dr. John, and selected tracks from John Prine, Nat King Cole, The Orlons, and a golden classic country favorite from George Jones. We’re just scratching the surface as we sail through two hours of gospel, tradition, pop, rock, country, bluegrass (inhale), blues, and jazz. Don’t miss this week’s Friday stroll on Sonoma County Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Mae Morse Jumpin' Jack Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
3Ruth Brown Daddy Daddy Atlantic Rhythm And Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
4The Cardinals Wheel Of Fortune Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
5Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
6Dr. John Let's Make A Better World (LP Version) Destively Bonnaroo (US Release) Amazon
7Big Joe Turner Hide and Seek Big Joe Rocks Amazon
8Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Strange Things Happening Everyday The Gospel of Blues Amazon
9The Clara Ward Singers Traveling Shoes Meetin' Tonight! Amazon
10Maria Muldaur Travelin' Shoes Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
11Blind Alfred Reed You Must Unload Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
12Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
13Ray Barretto Y Su Charanga Moderna El Watusi Rock Instrumental Classics Vol. 4: Soul Amazon
14Orlons The Wah-Watusi Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 Disc 1 Amazon
15Ricky Nelson Travelin' Man Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 10 Amazon
16J.J. Cale Travelin' Light Troubadour Amazon
17Billie Holiday w/Paul Whiteman Travelin' Light Capitol Jazz 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
18Nat King Cole Dream A Little Dream Of Me The Nat King Cole Trio: The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions [Disc 3] Amazon
19Bert Kaempfert Wimoweh That Happy Feeling Amazon
20S.A. Solomon Linda'S Original Evening Birds Mbube The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 4: Ethnic Music Classics (1925 – 48) Amazon
21Merle Haggard And The Strangers Travelin' Blues Same Train, A Different Time Amazon
22Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Papa's on the House Top Lost Time Amazon
23Dave Alvin Don't Look Now West of the West Amazon
24John Prine/Susan Tedeschi Color of the Blues For Better, Or Worse Amazon
25George Jones Color Of The Blues The Best Of George Jones: 1955-1967 Amazon
26Steve Earle Hillbilly Highway Guitar Town Amazon
27Steve Earle; The Milk Carton Kids Custer Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited Amazon
28Johnny Cash Understand Your Man 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
29Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Travelin' Playback Disc 6 Amazon
30Dr. John Old Settlers Live at Magfest 2014 Amazon
31Cousin Joe How Come My Dog Don't Bark? …..From New Orleans' Amazon