Category Archives: Soul

Suzie Blue

Another Friday morning of sounds from the deeper wells, the archives of Americana, featuring the very best of early century pop, southern gospel, bluegrass, jazz, and swamp seasoned blues. Tune in at 9am for a fresh blend of performances that span the genres: Charles Sheffield to Ernest Tubb, The Dells to Mildred Bailey, and Jimmie Rodgers to John Prine. Dave Stroud will be sharing sounds from the Excello vaults, new Americana from recent years, classic gospel from The Soul Stirrers and the Southern Stars. You can only hear the variety and depth of selection on community radio. So be sure you listen in Friday mornings on KOWS and Friday evenings on KWTF.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Suzie Blue Burn To Shine Amazon
3Carmen Miranda I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) Anthology Amazon
4Cole Porter You're The Top – (From "Anything Goes") A Centennial Celebration Amazon
5Honeydreamers Perdido Sing Me A Swing Song – Disc 2 Amazon
6Mildred Bailey Georgia On My Mind The Rockin' Chair Lady Amazon
7The Shelton Brothers Just Because Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 1] Amazon
8T. Texas Tyler Beautiful Life (Life's Evening Sun) Country Boy Amazon
9Floyd Tillman They Took The Stars Out Of Heaven Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
10Ernest Tubb Pass The Booze Retrospective – Volume 2 Amazon
11Blind Boys Where There's a Will, There's a Way The Best of The Blind Boys Amazon
12The Soul Stirrers Resting Easy None But the Righteous: Chess Gospel Greats Amazon
13The Southern Stars Don't Give Up None But the Righteous: Chess Gospel Greats Amazon
14Alison Krauss I've Got That Old Feeling I've Got That Old Feeling Amazon
15Johnny Horton Sleepy-Eyed John American Originals Amazon
16John Prine That's How Every Empire Falls Fair and Square EP Amazon
17Richard Thompson Wall of Death Watching the Dark (disc 1) Amazon
18Johnny Cash Two Stories Wide Highwayman 2 (Jennings, Nelson, Kristofferson, Cash) Amazon
19Joe Medwick Barefootin4 I4m An After Hour Man (The Crazy Cajun Recordings) Amazon
20Charles Sheffield I Would Be a Sinner Best Of Excello Vol 1: Sound of the Swamp Amazon
21The Blues Rockers Calling All Cows Best of Excello Vol 2: Southern Rhythm & Rock Amazon
22The Gladiolas Little Darlin' Best of Excello Vol 2: Southern Rhythm & Rock Amazon
23Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) Best of Marvin Gaye Disc 1 Amazon
24Mary Wells Two Lovers Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
25The Chiffons Sweet Talkin Guy Sweet Talkin Girls – Disc 2 Amazon
26Dr. John Right Place Wrong Time Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
27Dr. John Such A Night Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
28Woody Herman Bamba Samba A Taste of Tradition Amazon
29Les Paul & Mary Ford Brazil Les Paul: Guitar Wizard Amazon
30Steve Forbert My Blue Eyed Jane Any Old Time Amazon
31Jimmie Rodgers My Blue-Eyed Jane Recordings 1927-1933 [Disc 3] Amazon
32Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Oh Happy Day – Original Buddah Classics Amazon

Tell Old Bill

We’ve got another free form collection of sounds for a Friday in Sonoma County. The July heat has us moving a little slower as everything around us appears to move at breakneck speed. So the idea is to help us find our center and we do that with sounds from the islands with Joe Keawe and Arthur Lyman, soul from the heart by Solomon Burke and Betty Everett, and some tradition with a mix of Johnny Cash, Ry Cooder, and Bob Wills. We find our muse throughout with David Lindley and El Rayo-X. Join us.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Tell Old Bill Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Amazon
3K.C. Douglas Mercury Blues Classic Blues From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
4Jackson Browne & David Lindley Mercury Blues Love Is Strange [Disc 1] Amazon
5Warren Zevon Gorilla, You're A Desperado I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) [Disc 1] Amazon
6Billy Butler & The Enchanters I Can't Work No Longer Kent's Cellar Of Soul: Volume 2 Amazon
7The Temptations Papa Was A Rollin' Stone Anthology, Vol. 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
8Chris Barber's Jazz Band Petite Fleur (Little FLower) Your Hit Parade -1959 Amazon
9Joanie Sommers Johnny Get Angry Gems from the Warner Brothers Vault (Pt. 1) Amazon
10Arthur Lyman Group Maui Chimes The Best of the Arthur Lyman Group Amazon
11Sol K. Bright's Hollywaiians Tomi Tomi Vintage Hawaiian Music: The Great Singers 1928 – 1934 Amazon
12Joe Keawe My Little Grass Shack Hapa-Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics – Vintage Hawaiian Treasures: Vol. I Amazon
13Dave Van Ronk My Little Grass Shack (In Kealakekua, Hawaii) A Chrestomathy [Disc 2] Amazon
14Ry Cooder Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now) Jazz (Remaster 2013) Amazon
15Rhiannon Giddens Up Above My Head Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe Singing in My Soul The Original Soul Sister: Singing in My Soul [Disc 3] Amazon
17Etta James Something's Got a Hold on Me Chess Blues Disc 4 Amazon
18Betty Everett You're No Good Something's Got A Hold On Me Amazon
19Solomon Burke If You Need Me Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
20The Impressions Gypsy Woman Hit The Road Jack: The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
21Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas And The Sinus Blues Having A Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best Of, Volume 1 Amazon
22Wild Tchoupitoulas Brother John Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan – Season 3 [[Disc 2]] Amazon
23Nappy Brown Goody Goody Gum Drop Night Time Is the Right Time [Disc 1] Amazon
24Johnny Cash Understand Your Man 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
25Johnny Cash Cindy[w. Nick Cave] Unearthed Vol 3 – Redemption Songs Amazon
26Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Get Along Home, Cindy Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 8 Amazon
27The Louvin Brothers I Wonder Where You Are Tonight Close Harmony [Disc 3] Amazon
28Jimmy Dean Big Bad John (Uncensored Version) Best of Answer Songs vol 3 Amazon
29Big Brother & the Holding Company/Janis Joplin Bye Bye Baby Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits Amazon
30Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers Get Along Home, Miss Cindy Arkansas at 78 RPM: Corn Dodgers & Hoss Hair Pullers Amazon
31David Lindley & El Rayo-X Texas Tango Very Greasy Amazon
32David Lindley Mercury Blues El Rayo-X Amazon

Lonely Avenue

Blues from a lonely place. From blues to doo wop to southern soul…from behind prison walls to that singular window in that singular room looking out from a high-rise hotel onto a busy street in urban anywhere, America. Today’s music is all about being alone. Our show explores songs written with the lonesome muse on the shoulder. Ray Charles, Joe Liggins, Earl King, and Champion Jack Dupree join in as we ponder lonesome times from the heart of the solitary blues.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Booker T. & The MG's Lonely Avenue Green Onions Amazon
3Ray Charles Lonely Avenue Doc Pomus: Singer And Songwriter [Disc 2] Amazon
4Mel Walker Feelin' Mighty Lonesome Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 6] West Coast Blues V2 Amazon
5Johnny Ace So Lonely Memorial Album Amazon
6Smiley Turner Lonely Boy Blues Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 5]: West Coast Blues V1 Amazon
7Julia Lee Have You Ever Been Lonely Kansas City Star [Disc 2] Amazon
8Irma Thomas Woman Left Lonely My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon
9Maxine Sullivan Kind'a Lonesome Classic Hoagy Carmichael [Disc 1] Amazon
10T-Bone Walker Blue Mood Best Of Black & White & Imperial Years Amazon
11Shakey Jake Gimme A Smile The Bluesville Years Volume 10: Country Roads, Country Days Amazon
12The Holmes Brothers I'm So Lonely Simple Truths Amazon
13Joe Liggins Blues For Tanya Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Amazon
14Sam Cooke Lonely Island The Man Who Invented Soul [Box Set] (1 of 4) Amazon
15Eddie Burns Lonely Man Plea Delmark: 50 Years Of Jazz & Blues: Blues [Disc 1] Amazon
16James Winfield Lonely, Lonely, Nights Lonely Lonely Nights Amazon
17Champion Jack Dupree Lonely Road Blues Two Classic Albums Plus Singles Amazon
18Chris Kenner I'm Lonely, Take Me Land of 1000 Dances Amazon
19Earl King Those Lonely Lonely Nights Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
20Eddie Boyd Got Lonesome Here Third Degree (The Blues Collection Vol.58) Amazon
21Johnny Bragg Hurt & Lonely The Johnny Bragg Story Amazon
22Violet Hall (All Alone) I Sit And Cry The Mercury Blues Story (1945-1955) – Southwest Blues, Vol. 2 Amazon
23Fats Domino I'm Alone Because I Love You Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 8 Amazon
24Clarence "Frogman" Henry Lonely Street Ain't Got No Home: The Best Of Clarence "Frogman" Henry Amazon
25Freddie King Lonesome Whistle Blues Ultimate Collection Amazon
26Lowell Fulson Everyday I Have The Blues Trying to Find My Baby Amazon
27Smiley Lewis Lonesome Highway ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon
28Nappy Brown I'm Getting Lonesome Down In The Alley – The Complete Savoy Singles A's & B's Amazon
29Little Richard Lonesome And Blue The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
30Ray Charles & Betty Carter Alone Together Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated To You Amazon
31Ella Fitzgerald I'm the Lonesomest Gal in Town Chronological Classics: Ella Fitzgerald 1940-41 Amazon
32Lillie Mae Kirkman Lonesome Female Blues – The Remaining Titles Vol. 2 (1938-1949) Amazon
33Julia Lee Back Street (06-13-47) 1947 Amazon

Women of 60s Southern Soul

Their songs are iconic and their voices, unforgettable. From the deep south and southeast, from the church choirs to the small urban clubs, there were only a handful of female soul vocalists who hit it big with crossover chart sounds.  But there were so many more whose voices did not find the venue or the right producer or label to take them to the next level. They were mostly unknown but in our show this week, we’ll try to share examples of what might have been. We’ll hear from Veda Brown, Carla Thomas, Ruby Johnson, and the great Judy Clay on a show full of upbeat and backbeat soul, brass, Stax, and Volt. Discover those female soul sounds that continue to inspire and influence…here on Deeper Roots on a Friday morning in West County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Veda Brown Short Stopping Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
3Barbara & the Browns In My Heart The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
4Barbara & the Browns My Lover The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
5Carla Thomas B-A-B-Y Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
6Carla Thomas I Want to Be Your Baby The Queen Alone Amazon
7Carla Thomas Give Me Enough (To Keep Me Going) The Queen Alone [Expanded Reissue] Amazon
8Jean Wells Have A Little Mercy Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
9Jean Wells Ordinary Woman Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
10Barbara Stephens I Don't Worry 60's Southern Soul, Vol. 2 Amazon
11Veda Brown Take It Off Her (And Put It On Me) Private Numbers Amazon
12Barbara Lynn You'll Lose A Good Thing Art Laboe's Dedicated To You, Vol. 2 Amazon
13Barbara Lynn You're Losing Me After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
14Ruby Johnson Come to Me My Darling The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (6 of 9) Amazon
15Ruby Johnson I'll Run Your Hurt Away Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
16Irma Thomas Gone Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
17Irma Thomas Look Up (AKA Whenever) Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
18Irma Thomas Ruler of My Heart Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
19Mitty Collier I Had A Talk With My Man Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
20Sugar Pie DeSanto Here You Come Running Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
21Fontella Bass The Soul Of A Man Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
22Judy Clay You Can't Run Away from Your Heart The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (8 of 9) Amazon
23Judy Clay & William Bell Private Number Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
24Judy Clay & William Bell Love-Eye-Tis Private Numbers Amazon
25Betty Harris Cry to Me Soul from the South Amazon
26Betty Harris Mean Man Soul from the South Amazon
27Betty Harris I'm Evil Tonight Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky 2-2 1957- Amazon
28Linda Lyndell What A Man Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
29Etta James Pushover Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
30Wendy Rene Give You What I Got The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
31Wendy Rene After Laughter (Comes Tears) Oxford American 10th Anniversary Music Sampler, [Disc 1]: "Future Masters" [Oxford American, 2008] Amazon
32Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
33Shirley Brown Woman To Woman Stax Number Ones Amazon