Category Archives: Country

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

Mr. Songwriter – Harlan Howard

We’ll be honoring the songwriting prowess of Harlan Howard this week on Deeper Roots. A country songwriter and performer whose career spanned six decades and wrote some of the classic songs of the Golden Age, turning formula into phrasing and stories of true life as he saw it. After a few minor successes, his song Pick Me Up on Your Way Down became a No. 2 hit for Charlie Walker in 1958 and Heartaches by the Number for Ray Price the following year,his name appeared at the forefront of songwriting talent of the time. His songs were performed by everyone from Merle Haggard to The Kingston Trio and Johnny Cash and Ray Charles. This week’s show will feature songs written by Harlan Howard and we’ll get to hear him perform many of his own. He  coined the oft-quoted phrase “Three chords and the truth”. Tune in for the festivities.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Porter Wagoner Harlan Howard Medley 1964-1965 (Warped 6508) Amazon
3Charlie Walker Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
4Rodney Crowell Above And Beyond (The Call Of Love) Playlist: The Very Best Of Rodney Crowell Amazon
5Bobby Bare The Streets Of Baltimore The Essential Bobby Bare Amazon
6Kingston Trio Everglades Made In The USA Amazon
7Waylon Jennings Nashville Rebel Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line: The RCA Years Disc 1 Amazon
8Brenda Lee Too Many Rivers The Brenda Lee Story: Her Greatest Hits Amazon
9Patsy Cline I Fall To Pieces Lifetime Of Romance: Falling In Love [Disc 2] Amazon
10Patsy Cline He Called Me Baby 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – Classic Patsy Cline Amazon
11Tennessee Ernie Ford She Called Me Baby Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon
12George Jones You Comb Her Hair The Best Of George Jones: 1955-1967 Amazon
13Ray Charles Busted Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 3 Amazon
14Joe Simon The Chokin' Kind The Soul Story, Vol. 1 [Disc 1] Amazon
15Buck Owens Sweet Thing The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1; 1950s & 60s Boppers and Rockers from 'Nashville West' Amazon
16Derailers I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love (Today) Reverb Deluxe Amazon
17Wynn Stewart Heartaches For A Dime Come On – Gonna Shake This Shack Amazon
18Buck Owens I've Got A Tiger By The Tail (Original Mono Single Version) Buck 'Em: The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Amazon
19Harlan Howard I Can't Stand It 1959-1963 Amazon
20Harlan Howard My Baby's His Baby Now 1959-1963 Amazon
21Al Brumley Someone's Gonna Get Hurt The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1; 1950s & 60s Boppers and Rockers from 'Nashville West' Amazon
22Ray Price Heartaches By The Number Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
23Guy Mitchell Heartaches by the Number Your Hit Parade -1959 Amazon
24Burl Ives Call Me Mr. In-Between [Single Version] 20th Century Masters :The Millennium Collection: Best of Burl Ives Amazon
25Patsy Cline Foolin' Around Patsy Cline Story Amazon
26The Collins Kids Soda Poppin' Around Hop, Skip & Jump [Disc 1] Amazon
27Waylon Jennings Green River Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line: The RCA Years Disc 1 Amazon
28Johnny Cash The Wall The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 Disc 2 Amazon
29Jan Howard Evil on Your Mind Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 Amazon
30Lefty Frizzell She's Gone, Gone, Gone Look What Thoughts Will Do Amazon
31Emmylou Harris/George Jones All Fall Down Friends in High Places Amazon
32Jim Reeves I Won't Forget You Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
33Harlan Howard Be Just a Little Meaner 1959-1963 Amazon
34Rosanne Cash Featuring Elvis Costello Heartaches By The Number (Feat. Elvis Costello) The List Amazon
35Waylon Jennings The Chokin' Kind The Essential Waylon Jennings [2007] Disc 1 Amazon
36The Little Willies Streets Of Baltimore The Little Willies Amazon
37The Tractors Pick Me Up on Your Way Down Trade Union 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

Shelter In Place

Six months later…’nuff said, right? Deeper Roots finally gets around to the theme of pandemic protection by staying at home until things stabilize. We were all put out when it looked like six weeks and here we are talking months, not weeks. Patience and commitment. Something we have to work on. But we’ve got music to comfort us. Our heritage is rich with an incredible catalog of works; from country classics to the raw country blues, soul from Motor City and the Eastern Seaboard, jazz from New Orleans and KC, and everything in between. Just look (or listen) back. This week’s Deeper Roots features songs about keeping safe in shelter with fresh sounds from the digital bins. Warren Zevon, Jim Reeves, Wynonie Harris, The Alphabetical Four, Kitty Wells, and Buddy Miller will be featured. No need to put on your helmets (or tin foil hats) or to duck and cover. But you might want to get out the vote!

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jakob Dylan & Fiona Apple In My Room Echo In The Canyon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Amazon
3Dill Jones Trio Four Walls And One Dirty Window Blues The Chiaroscuro Songbook, Vol. 1 Amazon
4Irma Thomas These Four Walls Irma Thomas: A Woman's Viewpoint: The Essential 1970s Recordings Amazon
5Willie Nelson Hello Walls Mr. Record Man – The Early Singles As & BS Amazon
6Jim Reeves Four Walls Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
7Jeff Beck And Johnny Depp Isolation Isolation (Single) Amazon
8Billy Vera & The Beaters I Can Take Care Of Myself By Request: The Best Of Billy Vera & The Beaters Amazon
9Warren Zevon Splendid Isolation I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) [Disc 2] Amazon
10Whiskeytown Empty Baseball Park Faithless Street Amazon
11Buddy Miller Shelter Me Universal United House Of Prayer Amazon
12Jerry Jeff Walker Time to Stay Home Hill Country Rain Amazon
13Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors Super Hits Amazon
14Bob Dylan Shelter from the Storm Blood on the Tracks Amazon
15Rodney Crowell Shelter From The Storm [Album Version] The Outsider Amazon
16Lone Justice Shelter Ultimate Collection: Maria McKee Amazon
17Ray LaMontagne Shelter Trouble Amazon
18Joe Cocker Shelter Me Ultimate Collection Amazon
19The Deadly Gentlemen Locked Up The Bastard Masterpiece Amazon
20Dave Alvin All by Myself Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
21Charline Arthur I'm Having A Party All By Myself Welcome To The Club Amazon
22Alphabetical Four I'm Gonna Walk Right in and Make Myself at Home Complete Recorded Works 1938-1943 Amazon
23Wynonie Harris Drinkin' By Myself Playful Baby Amazon
24Garnet Mimms A Little Bit of Soap The Best of Garnet Mimms: Cry Amazon
25Stonewall Jackson I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water Singles Amazon
26Porter Wagoner I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew & Dolly Parton 1967-1968 (Warped 6797) Amazon
27The Deadly Gentlemen Hello, Apocalypse The Bastard Masterpiece Amazon
28David Olney Mister Stay At Home When The Deal Goes Down Amazon
29The Beach Boys In My Room Endless Summer 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.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Little Richard Get Down With it OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
3Ivory Joe Hunter You Can't Stop This Rocking and Rolling Ivory Joe Hunter Amazon
4Three Sharps And A Flat That's The Rhythm Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 1: That's the Rhythm Amazon
5The Miller Sisters Ten Cats Down Rockin' Memphis [Disc 3] Amazon
6The Sensations Let Me In Book Of Love: The Argo Records Story 1956-1962 Amazon
7Lou Rawls Love Is A Hurtin' Thing On The Soul Side Amazon
8Irma Thomas Hurtin' for Certain My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon
9Billy Joe Royal It Keeps Right On Hurtin' Greatest Hits Amazon
10O. C. Smith The Son Of Hickory Holler Tramp More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country Amazon
11Arthur Alexander Genie in the Jug Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter Amazon
12Frank Black Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day Honeycomb Amazon
13Marlene Dietrich The Boys In The Back Room The Blue Angel Amazon
14Madeline Kahn With Mel Brooks And Company I'm Tired – Blazing Saddles Warner Bros.: 75 Years Of Film Music – Songs (3) Amazon
15Jimmy Durante Start Off Each Day With A Song The Great Schnozzle Amazon
16Ella Mae Morse An Occasional Man Singles 3 Amazon
17John Fogerty Down On The Corner The Long Road Home: Ultimate John Fogerty Creedence Collection Amazon
18Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven The Music Goes Round And Round Me & Orson Welles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
19NRBQ Music Goes Round And Around Tiddly Winks Amazon
20Nina Simone Brown Eyed Handsome Man Wild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul Amazon
21Merle Haggard San Antonio Rose Tribute To The Best Damn Fiddle Player Amazon
22Riders in the Sky Down the Trail to San Antone The Best of the West Rides Again Amazon
23Junior Brown Long Walk Back to San Antone Long Walk Back Amazon
24Bill Kirchen Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone Dieselbilly Road Trip Amazon
25Tommy Duncan Stars Over San Antone Beneath a Neon Star in a Honky Tonk Amazon
26Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Minnie, My Mountain Moocher Singing In The Rain Amazon
27Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Paddlin' Madelin' Home Singing In The Rain Amazon
28Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Don't Save It Too Long (The Money Song) Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
29The Andrews Sisters Rum And Coca-Cola 20th Century Masters: Millenni Amazon
30Dinning Sisters Buttons And Bows Almost Sweet And Gentle [Disc 1] Amazon
31Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters The Three Caballeros Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters [Disc 2] Amazon
32Bob Hope, The Clark Sisters That's Not the Knot Best of Bob Hope – Capitol Records Amazon
33The Boswell Sisters Wha'd Ja Do To Me? The Object Of My Affection Amazon
34Little Richard Jenny Jenny Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
35James Barnett Keep On Talking After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon

Fall of Empire

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

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

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.

No.
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.

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

Pearly Country Gates

More influential gospel sounds this morning on Deeper Roots. We take a dip into the country, bluegrass, and folk extensions whose roots are buried in 19th and early 20th century European American musical traditions. It’s a mixed bag with contributions from the Protestant, Baptist, and Black Gospel hymnals and songbooks. And don’t forget the quiet bubbling influences of popular music, the logical extension of selling the message…a kind of backroads Madison Avenue. We’re focused on country gospel today with the usual giants of country music: George Jones, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, and The Louvins…but we’ll also hear from the bluegrass contingent including Ricky Skaggs, Bill Monroe, and Flatt and Scruggs. A heavenly time where we share music that would weave its way into the fabric of America’s music including rock, soul, country, and Americana. Tune in on Friday mornings.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ernest Carter And The Hymn Trio The Gospel Train Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Rapture Amazon
3Kitty Wells (I've Got My) One Way Ticket to the Sky Lonely Street/Dust On the Bible Amazon
4The Louvin Brothers The Gospel Way Close Harmony [Disc 1] Amazon
5Sons of the Pioneers The Gospel Train Songs of the Prairie – CD4 Amazon
6Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys On That Gospel Ship All The Classic Releases1937-1949 [Disc 2] Amazon
7The Nashville Bluegrass Band Gospel Plow Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old-Timey Gospel Music Amazon
8Ricky Skaggs Children Go Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
9George Jones & Tammy Wynette Let's All Go Down To The River Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
10Carl Story Old Country Baptizing 1957-1959 (Warped 5891F) Amazon
11The Oak Ridge Boys That Old Country Church Gospels & Spirituals: The Gold Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
12Johnny Cash In The Sweet By And By Gospel Glory Amazon
13Kitty Wells Lonesome Valley Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
14Red Foley Just A Closer Walk With Thee Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
15King's Sacred Quartette Turn Your Radio On Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
16Buck Owens Pray Every Day Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
17Merle Haggard & The Carter Family Precious Memories Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
18Connie Smith Over the Next Hill We'll Be Home Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
19Don Gibson Canaan's Land The Complete Recordings 1952-1962 Amazon
20Flatt & Scruggs I'm On My Way To Canaan's Land Foggy Mountain Gospel Amazon
21The Bluegrass Band Lord Build Me A Cabin In Glory Shine Hallelujah Shine Vol 1 Amazon
22Doyle Lawson/Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver I'm Finding Joy in My Savior's Love Gospel Radio Gems Amazon
23The Whitstein Brothers The Christian Life Sing Gospel Songs of the Louvins Amazon
24The Louvin Brothers Preach The Gospel Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings Amazon
25Johnny Cash Unclouded Day Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
26Hazel Dickens Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old-Timey Gospel Music Amazon
27Martha Carson Satisfied Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
28Hank Williams Sr. I Saw the Light Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
29Cowboy Copas Four Books In The Bible Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
30Grandpa Jones Come and Dine Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
31The Cox Family There Will Be Singing Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout – Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang Amazon
32The Delmore Brothers Gospel Cannonball Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 1] Amazon
33Brother Claude Ely There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
34Ernest Martin And His Gospel Melody Makers When The Wrath Of God Comes Down Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Rapture Amazon

A Girl Named …

A sweet little theme this week, covering the female of the species from A to Z…by name. We’ll hear Alice to Zelda and Zindy Lou in today’s show. Songs that dedicate themselves to lost love, love rekindled, nostalgic walks, last dances, and songs that read like letters from the heart. We’ll hear songs written by everyone from The Everly Brothers to Bobby Fuller and Andre Previn in our show today with performances from Rose Maddox, Tom Petty, Elvis, Buddy Guy, and Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks. So why not drop in for a little chat, a little bit of a high note and E flat, and memories of the girl (or guy) that left you behind. Community radio for Sonoma County is your very best bet: KOWS-LP 92.5 FM Occidental, streaming everywhere at kowsfm.com.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson Alice in Hulaland Django and Jimmie Amazon
3The Regents Barbara-Ann Gems from the Columbia Vaults, Pt. 1 Amazon
4The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. Disc 1 Amazon
5Ritchie Valens Donna Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
6Emmylou Harris / The Band Evangeline Portraits (2 of 3) Amazon
7The Paragons Florence Doo Wop Box Disc 2 Amazon
8Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks Georgia On My Mind Ghost World Amazon
9Little Jimmy Dickens Hannah Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
10Asleep at the Wheel Ida Red A Tribute To The Music Of Bob Wills (Dance Versions) Amazon
11Elvis Presley Judy Artist of the Century Disc 1 Amazon
12The Secret Sisters Kathy's Song You Don't Own Me Anymore Amazon
13Buddy Guy Lucy Mae Blues Blues Singer Amazon
14Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Mary Jane's Last Dance Greatest Hits Amazon
15Frank Sinatra Nancy (With The Laughing Face) Reprise Collection [Disc 4] Amazon
16Bobby Fuller Nancy Jean Shakedown! The Texas Tapes Revisited Disc 1 Amazon
17The Band Ophelia Northern Lights-Southern Cross Amazon
18Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban Patricia Mambo Sinuendo Amazon
19Jerry Lee Lewis Little Queenie A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
20Warren Smith Rock 'n' Roll Ruby Classic Rockabilly Amazon
21Dion Ruby Baby Greatest Hits Amazon
22Little Richard Long Tall Sally The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
23Rose Maddox Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down Hillbilly Jamboree Amazon
24Debbie Reynolds Tammy Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
25Bette Midler Ukulele Lady Bathhouse Betty Amazon
26Derailers Hey, Valerie! Soldiers of Love Amazon
27Tex Ritter 24 – Little Wendy Why Why (2000) High Noon (CD 4) Amazon
28Manchester Orchestra Xela Produced by T-Bone Burnett Amazon
29Bobby "Blue" Bland Yolanda [Album Version] Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: The ABC-Dunhill / MCA Recordings Amazon
30Perez Prado Zelda's Theme Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 9: Cha-Cha De Amor Amazon
31The Manhattan Transfer Zindy Lou Anthology – Down in Birdland [Disc 1] Amazon
32Jimmie Driftwood Zelma Lee Americana, Vol. 1 Amazon
33The Beach Boys Wendy Endless Summer Amazon