Category Archives: Soul

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.


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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

Broken Hearts For Sale

It’s theme time once more. We’ve got songs about the broken hearts, tears, and childhood souvenirs…but mostly broken hearts. Lost love, faded love, and remembering old love letters from the book of broken hearts featuring country, soul, and rhythm, all from the past century. Join in for some classic country from Don Williams and Billy Walker, brassy vocals from Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday, late movie Elvis, and a couple of rockabilly legends named Sonny Burgess and Warren Smith. And don’t miss out on Mary Wells, Jimmy Ruffin, Tom Petty, and The Louvin Brothers this week. It’s all there…a common theme in songwriting for being relatable, illustrative, and purposeful in its singular stories of love and loss. Tune into KRJF 92.3 FM, Sonoma County Community Radio with your host Dave Stroud this Friday evening at 9 Pacific.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine Souvenirs Souvenirs Amazon
3Anita Carter A Pair of Broken Hearts (with Hank Snow) Warped 5627 – Anita Carter – 1956 – 1962 Amazon
4Willie Nelson My Broken Heart Belongs To You It Always Will Be Amazon
5Don Williams Some Broken Hearts Will Never Mend The Definitive Collection Amazon
6Charlie Walker Broken Hearts Will Haunt Your Soul Charlie Walker – 1959-1964 Amazon
7Billy Walker You're Gonna Pay With A Broken Heart Whirlpool – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Amazon
8Hank Williams Men With Broken Hearts Beyond The Sunset Amazon
9Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Take A Look At This Broken Heart Of Mine This Broken Heart Of Mine Amazon
10Johnny & Jonie Mosby Line of Broken Hearts Make a Left and Then a Right Amazon
11Warren Smith Book Of Broken Hearts Point Of No Return: The Liberty Records Story 1962 Amazon
12Johnny Cash Story of a Broken Heart The Sun Country Box Amazon
13Sean McConnell Another Song About A Broken Heart Secondhand Smoke Amazon
14Tom Petty Only a Broken Heart Wildflowers Amazon
15Sonny Burgess One Broken Heart Rock n' Roll Legend Amazon
16Elvis Presley One Broken Heart for Sale Elvis Double Features: It Happened at the World's Fair & Fun in Acapulco Amazon
17Doug C & The Blacklisted Working On My Next Broken Heart Hit and Run Amazon
18The Contessas Broken Heart Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground Amazon
19Jewel Paige I'm Left With A Broken Heart Jazzin' The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
20Peggy Lee All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart The Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
21Billie Holiday You Can't Lose A Broken Heart The Ultimate Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
22Nat King Cole You Can't Lose A Broken Heart Chronological Classics: Nat King Cole 1949 Amazon
23Sam Browne Happy-Go-Lucky You and Broken-Hearted Me Hits of '32 Amazon
24Cleo Brown Give A Broken Heart A Break Complete Recorded Works (March 1935 – June 1935) Amazon
25The Cadillacs Broken Heart For Collectors Only (Disc 1) Amazon
26The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama Broken Heart Of Mine Oh Lord, Stand By Me / Marching Up To Zion Amazon
27Nat Hall With The Mellow 3 A Broken Hearted Clown Rare Soul: Groove & Grind 1963-1973 [Disc 3] Amazon
28Mary Wells Can You Fix It (My Broken Heart) (Previously Unreleased) Looking Back 1961-1964 Amazon
29The Miracles Broken Hearted [Single Version] The 35th Anniversary Collection Amazon
30Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Motown: The Classic Years Disc 1 Amazon
31Al Green How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? More Greatest Hits Amazon
32k.d. lang Trail of Broken Hearts Recollection CD 1 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

Miles and Miles of Texas

Free Form Friday finds us filling the airwaves with soul, border music, a dose of gospel, blues, and so much more. Join Dave Stroud this week on Deeper Roots as he brings you the stories and the sounds from the past century. As we go into our sixth month of pandemic isolation, we reflect on those lost and those suffering knowing full well that this virus could have been shunted by responsible adults. But we’re confronted with complete and utter idiocy at the highest (and lowest) locales: those who politicize and those pouty little man- and woman-babies who refuse to wear masks. We’ll look past this for two hours as we share soul sounds from James Carr and Bobby Womack, folk-rock anthems from Bob Dylan and John Sebastian, as well as good news gospel from Marion Williams and Sam Cooke. We’ll also go with a tribute to Texas where the suffering is reaching heights unimagined only a few months ago as they continue to suffer from failed leadership. Tune in on Fridays at 9 Pacific.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Asleep at the Wheel Miles and Miles of Texas The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel Since 1970 Amazon
3Charley Crockett Goin' Back To Texas Lonesome As A Shadow Amazon
4Waylon Jennings Bob Wills Is Still The King (Studio Version) RCA Country Legends [Disc 1] Amazon
5Doug Sahm Texas Tornado Best of Sir Douglas 68-75 Amazon
6Bing Crosby Deep In The Heart Of Texas Bing Crosby's Greatest Hits Amazon
7Mark Knopfler Cannibals Golden Heart Amazon
8Sam Cooke (Ain't That) Good News Ain't That Good News Amazon
9Marion Williams Feel Like My Time Ain't Long The Great Gospel Women Amazon
10Clay Hammond Suzy Do It Better Than You Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
11James Carr Pouring Water on a Drowning Ma The Essential James Carr Amazon
12Nat Hall With The Mellow 3 A Broken Hearted Clown Rare Soul: Groove & Grind 1963-1973 [Disc 3] Amazon
13Bobby Womack How I Miss You Baby The Best Of Bobby Womack: The Soul Years Amazon
14Leroy Washington Baby Please Come Home Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
15Clifton Chenier Choo Choo CH-Boogie Alligator Stomp 2: Cajun Zydeco Classics Amazon
16Slim Harpo I've Got Love If You Want It The Best Of Slim Harpo Amazon
17Slim Harpo I've Got My Finger on Your Trigger The Excello Singles Anthology Disc 2 Amazon
18Jimmy Reed I Wanna Be Loved You Dont Have To Go (The Blues Collection Vol.18) Amazon
19Little Richard Lucille Crazy in Alabama Amazon
20Moose And The Pelicans He's A Rebel So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology 1958 – 1998 Amazon
21Doris Troy Just One Look Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
22Gary U.S. Bonds Jole Blon The Best of Gary U.S. Bonds Amazon
23The Neville Brothers Run Joe Fiyo on the Bayou Amazon
24Bob Dylan Mississippi Love and Theft Amazon
25John Sebastian Rainbows All Over Your Blues Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings – Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
26The Lovin' Spoonful Coconut Grove Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
27Cliff Edwards I'm Going to Give "It" To Mary The Collection Amazon
28Mississippi John Hurt Good Morning, Carrie The Complete Studio Recordings: Last Sessions Amazon
29Blind Blake Black Dog Blues (Pm 12464, 4362-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
30Doc Watson/Merle Watson Red Rocking Chair Black Mountain Rag Amazon
31The Byrds You're Still on My Mind Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
32Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers Ya Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Aroun' …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
33Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Say 'Si Si' Country Guitar Giants Amazon
34The Sam Chase Glory Will Never Die 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.

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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

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

Love Bug Boogie

Love is in the air. And so is some foot-tappin’ rhythm on a Friday in our shelter-in-place here in Sonoma County. The genuine stuff brought to you by the supporters and underwriters of Community Radio here in the county. Tune in for a blast of soul and rhythm and blues in the key of love with Etta James, Ella Johnson, Julia Lee, Jackie Wilson, The Flairs, and the great Barbara Lynn. Our social distancing matters even though our first desire is to be close with each other. If we can’t have it first or second hand, then will take it third hand. So why not tune into some third hand roots sounds, all with the honest theme of love: sugar coated love, the miracle of love, and makin’ love. You can tune us in Friday evenings on 92.3 FM in Sonoma County or streaming to the world at krjf.org.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Otis The Love Bug Boogie Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 6] West Coast Blues V2 Amazon
3Lula Reed Rock Love Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
4Albinia Jones Love Is Such A Mystery Vocal Blues & Jazz Vol. 4 (1938) Amazon
5Katie Webster & Bobby Jay Hey Mr Love Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
6Zilla Mays With John Peek And The Blues Caravan Don't Give My Good Love Away Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 8]: East Coast Blues V2 Amazon
7Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Make Love To Me Vol. 2 – Dripper's Boogie Amazon
8Nellie Lutcher For You My Love Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 3] Amazon
9Buddy & Ella Johnson I Don't Want Nobody ( To Have My Love But You) Mercury R+B '46-'62 [Disc 2] Amazon
10Bull Moose Jackson (Let Me Love You) All Night Long Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
11The 5 Royales Miracle of Love The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
12Glow Tones The Girl I Love Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 3] – The Rock 'n' Roll Era Amazon
13The Flairs Let's Make With Some Love The Flair Story – Dust My Rhythm & Blues Amazon
14Little Royal Do You Love Me Golden Carnival Classics Pt. 3 Amazon
15Barbara Lynn Sugar Coated Love A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
16Etta James I Just Want To Love You Enduring Soul Amazon
17Johnnie Taylor Baby, We've Got Love Lifetime [Disc 1] Amazon
18La Vern Baker Love Me Right (Atlantic 1150) R&B Humdingers Volume 11 Amazon
19Irma Thomas Love Don't Change If You Want It, Come and Get It Amazon
20Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
21Nappy Brown Just A Little Love Down In The Alley – The Complete Savoy Singles A's & B's Amazon
22Ray Charles Hallelujah I Love Her So Ray Charles – 93 Essential Tracks Amazon
23Ben E. King First Taste Of Love Doc Pomus: Singer And Songwriter [Disc 2] Amazon
24Clyde McPhatter A Lovers Question Atlantic and Mercury Sessions – Disc 1 Amazon
25Ray Charles Ain't That Love Ray Charles – 93 Essential Tracks Amazon
26Jackie Wilson That's Why (I Love You So) 7 Classic Albums Amazon
27Viola Watkins It Must Be Love Jubilee Jezebels Amazon
28Big Joe Turner Love Roller Coaster Big Joe Turner: Rhythm & Blues Years Amazon
29Julia Lee The Glory Of Love Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
30Annie Laurie It Hurts to Be In Love Rhythm & Blues 1952-1959 – Music Sampler, Vol. 2 Amazon
31Aaron Neville How Can I Help But Love You Treacherous [Disc 1] Amazon
32Richard Berry & The Pharaohs Have Love Will Travel Birth Of Soul: 3 Amazon
33The Boomerangs Love Causes People To Go Insane Bandera Doo Wop Amazon
34The Monotones Book of Love Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
35Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Doo Wop Box Disc 2 Amazon
36Ella Mae Morse w/Big Dave and His Orchestra Give Me Love Barrell House Boogie and the Blues Amazon
37Ernie K-Doe Make You Love Me Absolutely the Best Amazon

Holland Dozier Holland

Deeper Roots explores the motor city soul sounds of Motown, paying our respects to the incredible songwriting team who defined the Hitsville, USA sound in the mid-sixties: brothers Eddie and Brian Holland, along with Lamont Dozier. The goods were delivered. The brassy, bass-driven rhythm and targeted stories of the heart stand alongside virtually any songwriting team of the century. Fact: this songwriting team wrote ten of the twelve #1 songs of The Supremes and were an institution alongside the music of The Funk Brothers. We’ll hear from Martha & The Vandellas, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and a host of others this Friday morning while we’re tucked into our homes, waiting out the storm. Tune in and add a little bit of soul to your day.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marvin Gaye Can I Get a Witness 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
3Mary Wells Old Love (Let's Try It Again) The Soul of Detroit – Disc 3 Amazon
4Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Mickey's Monkey (Single Version (Mono)) The 35th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
5The Marvelettes Locking Up My Heart [Single Version] 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Marvelettes Amazon
6The Contours Pa, I Need a Car The Very Best of The Contours Amazon
7Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
8The Supremes Come See About Me Gold Disc 1 Amazon
9Junior Walker & the All-Stars How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
10The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Ultimate Collection Amazon
11The Four Tops It's The Same Old Song The Ultimate Collection Amazon
12The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love Motown: The Classic Years Disc 2 Amazon
13Junior Walker & the All-Stars (I'm A) Road Runner Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
14Martha & The Vandellas Nowhere To Run The Classic Sixties: 1965 Amazon
15Marvin Gaye You're a Wonderful One 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
16Dusty Springfield When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes Ooooooweeee!!! Amazon
17The Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On Gold Disc 1 Amazon
18Shorty Long Function at the Junction Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
19Martha & the Vandellas Jimmy Mack Motown: The Classic Years Disc 2 Amazon
20The Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There The Classic Sixties: 1966 Amazon
21The Isley Brothers This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
22The Elgins Darling Baby Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
23Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need The 35th Anniversary Collection Amazon
24Fontella Bass Come And Get These Memories Very Best Of Amazon
25The Four Tops Bernadette The Ultimate Collection Amazon
26Johnny Rivers Baby I Need Your Loving Greatest Hits [Capitol] Amazon
27The Four Tops 7-Rooms Of Gloom The Ultimate Collection Amazon
28Len Barry 1, 2, 3 Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1965 Amazon
29Kim Weston Take Me In Your Arms Single Amazon
30The Supremes Back In My Arms Again Gold Disc 1 Amazon
31Chris Clark Love's Gone Bad Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
32Linda Ronstadt Heat Wave Prisoner In Disguise Amazon
33The Blossoms Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology 1958 – 1998 Amazon