Category Archives: Urban Blues

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.

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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

Travelin’ Blues

This week’s episode of Deeper Roots focuses on gospel, blues, and tradition with a theme being the “travelin’ blues”. Whether that’s a long ride to perdition or salvation on the King’s highway or a ready roll down the road apiece…our journey will avoid the toll roads, whether they be the sacred or the profane. Performances this morning feature Rory Block, Chris Smither, Eric Clapton, Freddie King, and The Golden Gate Quartet. The show is a ‘first installment’ of traveling songs…songs about the highways…told in the key of blues with the followup in coming months being one that focuses on the country and bluegrass sound. But not today. Today’s about the blues and the gospel. Drop by.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Maria Muldaur Travelin' Shoes Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
3Blind Sammie (Blind Willie McTell) Travelin' Blues Lonesome Whistle – An Anthology Of American Railroad Song Amazon
4Taj Mahal Farther On Down The Road The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
5Roland Stone Down The Road The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 5] Amazon
6Freddie Slack Down The Road Boogie Woogie [Disc 10] Amazon
7Eric Clapton Further On Down the Road Old Sock Amazon
8Chris Smither Look Down the Road I'm a Stranger Too!/Don't It Drag On Amazon
9Mattie Delaney Down The Big Road Blues Mississippi Masters Amazon
10Unidentified Quartet I Look Down The Road And Wonder Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
11The Golden Gate Quartet I Looked Down The Road And Wondered Travelin' Shoes Amazon
12Vera Ward Hall Travelin' Shoes Crossroads: Southern Roots Amazon
13Rory Block If You Haven't Any Hay, Get On Down The Road Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James Amazon
14Paul Butterfield's Better Days Highway 28 'Better Days' + 'Better Days – It All Comes Back' Amazon
15Johnny "Guitar" Watson Highway 60 Space Guitar Amazon
16Lowell Fulson Highway 99 Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
17Gatemouth Moore Highway 61 Blues Hey Mr. Gatemouth – Complete King Recordings Amazon
18Honeyboy Edwards Strollin' Down Highway 61 Roamin and Ramblin Amazon
19Snooks Eaglin Traveling Mood Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
20Doc Pomus Traveling Dog Singer & Songwriter Amazon
21Ella Johnson & Buddy Johnson Get On Down The Road Go Ahead And Rock And Roll Amazon
22Ernie Andrews With Maxwell Davis Orchestra Travelin' Baby Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
23Slim Gaillard & His Boogiereeners Travelin' Blues Laughing in Rhythm: Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti) [Disc 3] Amazon
24T-Bone Walker Travelin' Blues The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 1] Amazon
25Smiley Lewis Lonesome Highway ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon
26Howling Wolf Driving This Highway Sings The Blues Amazon
27Freddie King Key To The Highway Ultimate Collection Amazon
28Freddie King Living On The Highway The Best Of Freddie King: The Shelter Records Years Amazon
29Little Walter Key to the Highway Chess Blues Disc 3 Amazon
30Eric Clapton Traveling Riverside Blues Me & Mr. Johnson Amazon
31Tommy McClennan Travelin' Highway Man The Bluebird Recordings 1939-1942 Disc 2 Amazon
32Cripple Clarence Lofton Traveling Blues Cripple Clarence Lofton Vol. 1 (1935-1939) 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

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

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

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

Time’s Getting Hard

Music this week that speaks to hard times. From the Dust Bowl and Great Depression to personal hardships, we’ll share some bluegrass sounds, tunes steeped in tradition, soothing notes of country gospel, and folk blues. We’ll hear from The Weavers, Mavis Staples, Bobby Bare, and Pearly “Grandma” Davis (a nugget from Mike Seeger’s Old Time Music series). There will be talk of failing crops, revolution, and Oklahoma dust this week. Deeper Roots goes a little bit deeper with more songs about hard times this week on KOWS Community Radio, broadcasting live from the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, California, where our neighbors just experienced their own hard times from flood waters. Thinking about them.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobby Bare Going Down the Road (I Ain't Going to Be Treated This Way) fcc warning Darker Than Light Amazon
3Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout a Revolution Tracy Chapman Amazon
4Uncle Tupelo No Depression No Depression Amazon
5Bob Dylan Hard Times Good As I Been To You Amazon
6Dave Alvin Waiting for the Hard Times to Go Interstate City Amazon
7Mavis Staples Hard Times Come Again No More Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
8The Byrds Old Blue The Byrds [Box Set] Disc 3 Amazon
9Peter Rowan Seeds My Daddy Sowed Dust Bowl Children Amazon
10Jimmy LaFave My Oklahoma Home (It Blowed away) Peace Town Amazon
11Pearly 'Grandma' Davis It's These Hard Times Close To Home: Old Time Music From Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 Amazon
12Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three Hard Times Come and Go Riverboat Soul Amazon
13Eddie Dattel Trickle Down Blues Trickle Down Blues Amazon
14Buck Owens Waitin' In Your Welfare Line The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
15Ryan Bingham Hard Times Mescalito Amazon
16Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
17The Louvin Brothers Preach The Gospel The Family Who Prays: 26 Classic Tracks Amazon
18Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Never No More Hard Times-Blues The King Of Western Swing-25 Hits 1935-1945 Amazon
19Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Hard Times Have Been Here (But They've Gone) 1978-1979 Amazon
20Country Joe McDonald Talkin' Dust Bowl Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
21The Weavers Bring Me Li'l Water Sylvia Dust Bowl Blues: Essential American Folk [Disc 2] Amazon
22Josh White Hard Times Blues ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 51 Amazon
23Sheryl Crow No Depression In Heaven The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family Amazon
24Country Joe McDonald This Land Is Your Land Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
25R.B. Morris That's How Every Empire Falls Singing Through the Wall. Songs for Western Sahara Amazon
26Bobby Bare Times Are Gettin' Hard 1964 (Warped 6425) Amazon
27The Tillers All You Fascists Bound to Lose The Tillers Amazon
28Aiken County String Band Hard Times Breakdown 78s Amazon
29Eels Rock Hard Times Shootenanny! 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.

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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

Naughty Blues

For goodness sake! We’re going to toss aside our puritan ethics (what ethics, you ask) and look towards the sideways glances and double entendres for our inspiration this week on Deeper Roots. Songs about Sam The Hot Dog Man, keyholes, sugar bowls, poodles, jockeys, and lemons…all subjects that find their way in and around the blues in an auspiciously direct route to the heart of the matter. We’ve got the naughty blues today…songs that will encourage a blush or two…or three. We’ve got The Swallows, Lil’ Johnson, Emma Barrett, Tampa Red, and a host of other blues greats on a Sonoma County spring morning. Be sure to tune in and find your own blush point…

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Delta Rhythm Boys Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem Amazon
3Crown Prince Waterford Move Your Hand Baby Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
4Barrelhouse Annie If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
5Memphis Minnie Dirty Mother For You Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
6Tampa Red Let Me Play With Your Poodle ABC Of The Blues Vol 38 Amazon
7Lightnin' Hopkins Let Me Play With Poodle Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
8Hattie Hart I Let My Daddy Do That Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
9Emma Barrett I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of This Jelly Roll Sweet Emma Amazon
10Butterbeans & Susie I Wanna Hot Dog For My Roll [Explicit] Those Dirty Blues Volume 1 [Explicit] Amazon
11Lil Johnson Sam The Hot Dog Man Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
12Mabel Scott Just Give Me A Man Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
13Connie Allen Rocket 69 Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
14The Swallows It Ain't The Meat It's The Motion Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
15Julia Lee My Man Stands Out The Essential Julia Lee Vol 1 Amazon
16Julia Lee King Size Papa Kansas City Star [Disc 3] Amazon
17Al Miller I Found Your Keyhole Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
18Charlie Pickett Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
19Bessie Smith Kitchen Man Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
20Bessie Smith Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl The Essential Bessie Smith Amazon
21Hunter & Jenkins Lollypop Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops Amazon
22Frankie Half Pint Jaxon and The Harlem Hamfats Wet It [Explicit] Those Dirty Blues Volume 1 [Explicit] Amazon
23Victoria Spivey How Do You Do It That Way? Black Snake Blues – The Best Of Amazon
24Madelyn James Stinging Snake Blues Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
25Lucille Bogan Skin Game Blues [Album Version] Shave 'Em Dry: The Best Of Lucille Bogan Amazon
26Lil Johnson Get 'Em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) [Album Version] Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops Amazon
27Lonnie Johnson I Got The Best Jelly Rollin In Town Dirty Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
28Wynonie Harris Hard Ridin Mama Playful Baby Amazon
29Bull Moose Jackson Big Ten Inch Record Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
30Blu Lu Barker Don't You Feel My Leg Chronological Blue Lu Barker (1946-1949) Amazon
31Blu Lu Barker Buy Me Some Juice Don't You Feel My Leg Amazon
32Lillie Mae Kirkman He's Just My Size Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops Amazon
33Lil Johnson & Black Bob Press My Button, Ring My Bell Flashbacks #3 CopulationBlues 1926-1940 Amazon