Category Archives: Country

Revisiting Cindy Walker

We’ll take a step back and revisit the songwriting of Cindy Walker in today’s show…told in her own words and lyrics. The music of Bob Wills wouldn’t have been the same without her and neither would the 20th Century American songbook. Her ability to turn a phrase, tailoring songs for diverse styles would lead to country, rock and pop standards alike. Her music was as comfortable in the hands of Gene Autry and it was on a crooning binge with Dean Martin or as a passionate performance of Roy Orbison. We’ll hear from these performers and more, including Asleep at the Wheel, Les Paul, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and The Byrds in the show today as our antenna work at the KOWS is about to move forward. Exciting times. Tune into KOWS radio on or download the free app from the App Store or Google Play.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Asleep at the Wheel/Leon Rausch Sugar Moon It's A Good Day Amazon
3Willie Nelson Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
4Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Dusty Skies Take Me Back to Tulsa [Disc 2] (Cherokee Maiden) Amazon
5Bob Wills Cherokee Maiden Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
6Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Blue Bonnet Lane Legends of Country Music Disc 4 Amazon
7Eddy Arnold Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me The Essential Eddy Arnold Amazon
8George Morgan In the Misty Moonlight Room Full of Roses: The George Morgan Collection Amazon
9Dean Martin In The Misty Moonlight The Great Dean Martin Amazon
10Tennessee Ernie Ford Blue Canadian Rockies Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 2] Amazon
11Jim Reeves Distant Drums Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
12Ray Charles You Don't Know Me Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 3 Amazon
13Charlie Rich You Don't Know Me Pictures and Paintings Amazon
14Gene Autry Silver Spurs (On the Golden Stairs) Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 1] Amazon
15Gene Autry I Was Just Walking Out the Door Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 3] Amazon
16Ernest Tubb Two Glasses Joe Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection Amazon
17The Del McCoury Band The Bluegrass Country Del And The Boys Amazon
18The Byrds Blue Canadian Rockies Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
19Merle Haggard Goin' Away Party Unforgettable Amazon
20Ricky Skaggs I Don't Care The Essential Ricky Skaggs Amazon
21Webb Pierce I Don't Care Singles Amazon
22Roy Orbison Shahdaroba The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
23Roy Orbison Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
24Willie Nelson Not That I Care You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
25k.d. lang Sugar Moon Shadowland Amazon
26Henson Cargill Distant Drums Skip a Rope Amazon
27Les Paul Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me (Remastered) 100 (100 Original Tracks – Remastered) Amazon
28Bob Wills Miss Molly For the Last Time Amazon
29Asleep at the Wheel It's All Your Fault (with Katie Shore) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
30Cindy Walker Cindy Walker on being a woman songwriter Grammy Foundation Amazon
31Willie Nelson Dusty Skies You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
32Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Bubbles In My Beer Songs For Rounders Amazon
33Tommy Duncan I Was Just Walking Out the Door Beneath a Neon Star in a Honky Tonk Amazon

Carter Covers

We’ll revisit the Carter Family this week on Deeper Roots with a collection of covers by their family’s inheritors, classic country and bluegrass favorites, as well as contemporary Americana artists. Aside from being a key ingredient in the ‘big bang’ of country music that occurred at the Bristol, Tennessee recordings in 1927, they would establish a rich catalog of songs and a monument to what American country music would hold as a torch for generations to come. The gathering of the elements of prose, poetry, passages and melodies that A. P. Carter gathered over his years of wandering predates the Lomax era and crossed the threshold when the 1927 encounter with Ralph Peer made history. We’ll hear from The Carters, but also Johnny Cash, Ashley Monroe, Loretta Lynn, Red Allen, and Emmylou Harris (among others) in our show today. Tune in for some of the classics from the family Carter.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Keep on the Firing Line Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
3Jorma Kaukonen Sweet Fern Ain't in No Hurry Amazon
4Sheryl Crow No Depression In Heaven The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family Amazon
5Emmylou Harris Hello Stranger (Remastered LP Version) Luxury Liner [Remaster] Amazon
6June Carter Cash The Road to Kaintuck Wildwood Flower Amazon
7June Carter Worried Man Blues At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight (Disc 17) Amazon
8Johnny Cash 23 Worried Man Blues [Live at The Carousel Ballroom San Fancisco CA – April 1968] Live At The Carousel Ballroom Amazon
9Bobby Bare Worried Man Blues 1963 1962-1964 (Warped 6291) Amazon
10The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns – The Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
11Johnny Cash The Winding Stream [#] Personal File Disc 1 Amazon
12Johnny Cash I Love You Sweetheart It's All in the Family Amazon
13June Carter Cash Ring of Fire Press On Amazon
14Ashley Monroe The Storms Are On The Ocean Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited Amazon
15Ralph Stanley Storms Are On The Ocean [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
16Carter Sisters/Mother Maybelle Carter Fair and Tender Ladies Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
17The Carter Family On the Sea of Galilee On Border Radio – 1939 – vol. 1 Amazon
18Emmylou Harris & The Peasall Sisters On The Sea Of Galilee The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family Amazon
19The Carter Family Wildwood Flower East Virginia Blues (When The Sun Goes Down Series) Amazon
20Loretta Lynn Wildwood Flower Anchored In Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash Amazon
21Johnny Cash/The Carter Family Keep on the Sunny Side Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
22Frank & Allie Lee You Are My Flower Treat A Stranger Right Amazon
23Charlie Haden Single Girl, Married Girl Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
24Hylo Brown Lulu Wall I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow: Songs of the Carter Family Amazon
25Antique Persuasion Lonesome for You Don't Forget Me Little Darling – Remembering the Carter Family Amazon
26Mac Wiseman Hold Fast To The Right Beside The Still Waters Amazon
27Red Allen I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow: Songs of the Carter Family Amazon
28June Carter Cash Anchored In Love ( featuring Janette Carter, Joe Carter, and Dale Jett) Church In The Wildwood Amazon
29The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 2 Amazon
30The Whites Keep on the Sunny Side O Brother, Where Art Thou? Amazon

Let’s Dance

A mix of just about everything your ears might need on a Friday morning with the focus being on preparing you for the weekend here in Sonoma County. Wake up sounds with themes that sport the connective tissue of a variety of genres and performers. We’ll hear some Bo Diddley, Chris Montez, Steve Earle, Del Reeves, and more than two dozen others. We’ll be highlighting small themes of trains, boogie Woogie daddies, sad and happy songs, weed and invitations to the party here on KOWS Community radio where free speech is coupled with a promise of no bull. We stream all over the planet on and will be celebrating the return of our antenna and the FM signal sooner rather than later. Join us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2NRBQ Wacky Tobacky Peek-A-Boo: The Best Of NRBQ, 1969-1989 [Disc 1] Amazon
3Mel Tillis Loco Weed (Single Version) The Best of Mel Tillis Amazon
4Wayne Hancock Viper of Melody Viper of Melody Amazon
5Harlem Hamfats/Rosetta Howard If You're a Viper When Hemp Was Hip Amazon
6Bea Foote Weed The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
7Cab Calloway Minnie The Moocher Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
8Steve Earle & the Dukes Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now Terraplane Amazon
9The Enchanters Boogie Woogie Daddy Jubilee Jezebels Amazon
10Bo Diddley Diddley Daddy The Chess Box [Disc 1] Amazon
11Howlin' Wolf Rockin' Daddy Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
12Jimmy Ricks & The Ravens Daddy Rollin' Stone Poison Ivy – Gems from the Atco Vaults 1959-1962 Amazon
13Fontella Bass Sweet Lovin' Daddy Very Best Of Amazon
14Stonewall Jackson You're the Sad in My Songs Warped 6742 – Stonewall Jackson – 1966-1967 Amazon
15Del Reeves You're the Happy Songs I Sing The Wonderful World of del Reeves Amazon
16The Everly Brothers So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) It's Everly Time Amazon
17Merle Haggard Sing A Sad Song Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 – Heroes Of Country Music – Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast Amazon
18Rachel Sweet Sad Song Fool Around: The Best of Rachel Sweet Amazon
19Jerry Lee Lewis Invitation to Your Party 25 All-Time Greatest Sun Recordings Amazon
20Cab Calloway Everybody Eats When They Come To My House Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
21The Royal Hounds Invitation To Be Lonely A Whole Lot of Nothin' Amazon
22Pete Drake & His Talking Steel Guitar Invitation to the Blues For Pete's Sake [Gusto] Amazon
23The Soul Stirrers Slow Train Tribute to Sam Cooke Amazon
24Bob Dylan Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) North Country – Music From The Motion Picture Amazon
25Leon Russell Slow Train A Mighty Flood Amazon
26ack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest/Dialogue Pulp Fiction Amazon
27Chris Montez Let's Dance National Lampoon's Animal House Amazon
28Fats Domino The Twist Set Me Free Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 4 Amazon
29Chubby Checker Let's Dance It's Pony Time Amazon
30Gary U.S. Bonds Dear Lady Twist Gary "U.S" Bonds – 30 Original Greatest Hits Amazon
31Jimmy Soul Twistin' Matilda (And The Channel) The Best Of Jimmy Soul Amazon
32The Champs Tequila Twist 5 Classic Albums Plus Amazon
33The Isley Brothers Twist and Shout American Roots of the British Invasion Amazon
34Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Do You Know How to Twist The King Records Story – Part 1 Amazon
35The Dovells Bristol Stomp Cameo Parkway The Best of the Dovells, 1961-1965 Amazon

Hooligans & Holy Rollers

There’s no telling where this week’s show could lead because we’ve got the musical evangelists, pentacostals, and Baptists right alongside those charming bluesmen and rock and rollers to turn up the heat. We’ve got a burning revival of rockabilly, rhythm and blues, and God-fearing country and hillbilly sounds to take us into the weekend. Hooligans and bible-thumping holy rollers are pushing their way through the doors today and we’re here to tell you that we’re not gonna take anyone telling he or she what they can do with their bodies. Today’s performers will feature Sister Rosetta, Brother Claude, The Louvins, Hank Jr., Moon Mullican, and Jerry Lee Lewis…and that’s just a taste. Join us on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Muddy Waters I've Got My Mojo Working, Pt. 2 At Newport 1960 [Live] [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
3Jerry Lee Lewis Don't Let Go A Half Century Of Hits: Rockin' My Life Away [Disc 3] Amazon
4Moon Mullican Well Oh Well Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Amazon
5Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps Race with the Devil So-Cal Speed Shop's Hot Rod Classics Disc 2 Amazon
6Johnny David Race With The Devil Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
7The Million Dollar Quartet Old Time Religion The Million Dollar Quartet: 50th Anniversary Special Edition Amazon
8Brother Claude Ely Send Down The Rain Satan Get Back Amazon
9Brother Claude Ely Stop That Train Satan Get Back Amazon
10Eddie Noack Ain't The Reaping Ever Done Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
11Jack Leonard A Visit From The Devil Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
12Hank Williams Jr. Endless Sleep Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
13Ray Winfree Devil Hang Me High Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
14The Four Internes I'm Using My Bible For A Road Map The Best Of King Gospel Amazon
15Howlin' Wolf Killing Floor The Real Folk Blues Amazon
16John Lee Hooker Boogie Chillen' King Of The Boogie Amazon
17The Gospelaires Can I Get A Witness Lovely Jazz Gospel & Blues Amazon
18The Midnighters Sexy Ways Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
19Louis Jordan Mop! Mop! (aka Mop-Mop) Number Ones Amazon
20Sister Rosetta Tharpe When I Move to the Sky Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
21The Harmonizing Four Oh Sinner Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
22Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Stay On the Right Side Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 3 : Easy Ridin' Papa Amazon
23The Louvin Brothers There's A Higher Power Satan Is Real Amazon
24Jimmy Walker High Geared Daddy Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys: The West Coast Indies Amazon
25Dallas Wilson & His Western Troubadours Hi-Steppin' Daddy Hillbilly Bop Boogie And Honky Tonk Blues Volume 4 Amazon
26Bill Carlisle Bell Clappin' Mama Hillbilly Blues Amazon
27Ralph Hart And The Texas Musical Harts Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
28Hartman's Heartbreakers Give It To Me, Daddy Hillbilly Blues Amazon
29Eddie Cochran Somethin' Else Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
30Carl Perkins Matchbox Original Sun Greatest Hits Amazon
31Sonny Burgess A Kiss Goodnite We Wanna Boogie Amazon
32Redd Stewart Brother Drop Dead (Boogie) Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
33Johnny Tyler God's Gonna Turn Us To Dust Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
34John Lee Hooker Boom Boom The Definitive Collection Amazon
35Wynonie Harris Adam Come And Get Your Rib Lovin' Machine Amazon
36Reverend Robert Ballinger So Glad 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon

No Parking Here

The archivists went back to the well for the core of a show first broadcast seven years ago, polished it up some by adding some fresh musical paints to the themes, but left the vintage drapes and findings alone. And this week’s Deeper Roots show is all the better for it. Tune in on Friday morning for songs about the ‘love bug’, private property and trespassers, biblical tales from about fellows named John, and some musical musings about dog houses and ramblers. We’ve the likes of Ry Cooder, Moses Mason, Arthur Smith, The Drifters, and Sharon Jones to help you get your head straight for a weekend to kick off a long summer of our discontent. Your rights. Our rights. When they come for some today, who says they won’t come for you tomorrow.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Rosie Flores I Push Right Over Speed of Sound Amazon
3Cliff Edwards Hang on to Me Ukulele Ike Amazon
4Emmett Miller (I Got A Woman Crazy For Me) She's Funny That Way Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
5Sons of the Pioneers Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown Songs of the Prairie – CD3 Amazon
6Arthur Smith Follow Me Boogie (Instrumental) The World's Greatest Bluegrass Bands Amazon
7Johnny Cash Calilou (The Rambler) Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
8Dr. John How Come My Dog Don't Bark (When You Come 'Round) Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
9Bobby "Blue" Bland I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me) Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: The ABC-Dunhill / MCA Recordings Amazon
10The Drifters Don't Dog Me Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 1] – Jumpin' & Bluesy Amazon
11Jim Jackson Old Dog Blue 25 Classic Blues Songs From the 1920s-1940s Vol 19 Amazon
12Ry Cooder Police Dog Blues Broadcast from the Plant: 1974 Record Plant, Sausalito, Ca Amazon
13Pee Wee King Dog House Blues Pee Wee King's Country Hoedown (1 of 2) Amazon
14Neko Case John Saw That Number Fox Confessor Brings The Flood Amazon
15Moses Mason John The Baptist Take Me To The Water Amazon
16John Mellencamp John The Revelator Trouble No More Amazon
17Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys Get Up John Bill Monroe: Anthology Amazon
18Elvis Presley I, John Amazing Grace – His Greatest Sacred Performances (Disc 2) Amazon
19The Golden Gate Quartet Frankie and Johnny CD 2 the Recent Years Amazon
20Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Private Property (No Tresspassing) One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
21Jimmy Littlejohn No Parking Here The World Is A Monster Amazon
22Woody Guthrie Riding in My Car (Car Song) Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection Amazon
23Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Trespasser Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Is In) Amazon
24Vince Gill Love Bug Bradley Barn Sessions Amazon
25Little Jimmy Dickens When That Love Bug Bites You Country Boy [Disc 2] Amazon
26Jimmy Edwards Love Bug Crawl At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight (Disc 7) Amazon
27Jimmy Edwards Love Bug Crawl Foot Tappin' & Dance At Screamin' Festival Vol. 5 Amazon
28Red Foley & Minnie Pearl Love Bug Itch Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
29The Mills Brothers The Love Bug Will Bite You Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
30Vera Lynn The Love Bug Will Bite You A Tribute, Volume II: It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow Amazon
31Doc & Merle Watson Corrina, Corrina Then And Now/Two Days In November Amazon
32Gillian Welch I Want To Sing That Rock And Roll Time (The Revelator) Amazon
33John Prine With Lucinda Williams Wedding Bells / Let's Turn Back The Years In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
34Junior Brown & Red Simpson Nitro Express Rig Rock Deluxe Amazon
35Red Simpson Truck Drivin' Man The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer Amazon

Country Crossovers

Country music started genre-life out as something different. Searching for a term more palatable than simply ‘folk’ or, more so, ‘hillbilly’, or ‘western’ music, music industry marketing found the term ‘country’ or ‘country and western’ a much smoother alternative. It softened the fiddle and accordion sounds and, at the same time, tempered the fears of human de-evolution through cultural disappropriation. Although what passes for country music today is more a caricature of itself, the Golden Age of country, running through the decades of the fifties, sixties and the early seventies built a solid foundation with some of the great songwriters and performers that weren’t from the big east and west coast hubs. And their music would often be heard ‘peeking through’ the pop charts in a big way, reinforcing the notion that it was, and always had been, a common cultural denominator. Our show this week features some of the very greatest of the latter. Join us!


California Dreamin’

A little bit of surf…just a bit…and some folk favorites right alongside some local performers in this week’s episode brought your way directly from the KOWS Studios in downtown Santa Rosa, California. Our theme is the Golden State where the living may be costly but the core soul is one of progressive culture and hard work: whether that’s in the fields, behind the desk, in the service industry, or on the road. This week’s show focuses on California, from the LA Freeway to the Streets of Bakersfield, on up to Lodi and the Monterey Bay. The past century has found the state a popular subject of song and we’ve got some favorites and off-the-wall nuggets just for you this Friday morning including tracks from Dave Alvin, Albert Hammond, and Red River Dave. Tune in.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Sound Of The City KSFO 560 – San Francisco 78s Amazon
3Tony Bennett I Left My Heart in San Francisco Your Hit Parade – Into the '60S Amazon
4Danny Sorentino Sonoma County Stars Real Music (Disc 1) Amazon
5Kyle Martin Santa Rosa Kyle Martin Amazon
6Charley Crockett The Way I'm Livin' (Santa Rosa) The Valley Amazon
7Lowell Levinger Hippie From Olema Get Together- Youngblood Classics Amazon
8Kevin Russell California Cottonfields Trouble In Mind Amazon
9John Hartford California Earthquake Troubadours: Folk And The Roots Of American Music 4: 11 The South Amazon
10Norman Greenbaum Petaluma Spirit In The Sky – The Best of Norman Greenbaum Amazon
11Neil Young California Sunset Old Ways Amazon
12Joe Jones California Sun You Heard It Here First! Amazon
13Roy Orbison California Blue Mystery Girl Amazon
14The Beach Boys California Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys Disc 4 Amazon
15The Beach Boys California Girls 20 Good Vibrations: The Greatest Hits Amazon
16Jan & Dean The Little Old Lady From Pasadena Malt Shop Memories: Top Down Convertible Sound (Disc 2) Amazon
17Eric Clapton San Francisco Bay Blues Unplugged Amazon
18Dave Alvin Out in California Interstate City Amazon
19Various Artists Monterey Pop Promo – KRLA Los Angeles #2 1960s Psychedelic Radio Commercials Amazon
20The Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin' Southern California With Fond Memories Amazon
21Joni Mitchell California Hits Amazon
22America Ventura Highway Southern California With Fond Memories Amazon
23Lucinda Williams Here in California Treasures left behind: Remembering Kate Wolf Amazon
24Buck Owens Streets of Bakersfield The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) – Disc 3 Amazon
25Randy Newman I Love L.A. Lonely at the Top: The Best of Randy Newman Amazon
26Albert Hammond It Never Rains In California Southern California With Fond Memories Amazon
27The Ink Spots When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano Greatest Hits Amazon
28The Four Preps 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) Southern California With Fond Memories Amazon
29Red River Dave California Hippie Murders Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
30John Fogerty Lodi The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty – Creedence Collection Amazon

Say Goodnight

We’re taking a free form route this week featuring an eclectic blend of some favorites from the not-so-distant past…but we’ll be sprinkling in a generous dose of tunage from the very distant past as well. It’s all in keeping with the standards we keep. Tune in for the likes of Etta Jones, Little Joe and the Thrillers, Bruce Springsteen, The Drifters, and some piano favorites from the Crescent City this Friday on Deeper Roots. Oldies? Yes. Instrumentals? Yes. Soul and vocal gems? Yes. Boring? No. Tune us in on your radio at 92.5 FM or, better yet, listen to us anywhere on planet Earth on It’s going to be a hot day here in the North Bay so why not cool off with some cool sounds here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dean & Britta Say Goodnight Back Numbers Amazon
3Mark Knopfler Daddy's Gone to Knoxville The Ragpicker's Dream Amazon
4Lonnie Donegan Rock Island Line Sentimental Journey, Folge 3 – Last Train To San Fernando Amazon
5Mark Knopfler Donegan's Gone Shangri-La Amazon
6The Cookies Chains The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
7The Lovin' Spoonful Coconut Grove Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
8Chris Isaak Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing Forever Blue Amazon
9Jackson Browne Doctor My Eyes The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne Amazon
10Etta Jones Just Friends The Best of Etta Jones The Prestige Singles Amazon
11Julie London My Heart Belongs to Daddy Wild Cool and Swingin' Amazon
12Mary Wells My Guy Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
13Four Aces Perfidia Your Hit Parade – '50S Generation Amazon
14Little Joe & the Thrillers Peanuts The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
15Fats Domino Please Don't Leave Me Very Best of Fats Domino [Phantom] (Disc 1) Amazon
16The Drifters Please Stay The Definitive Drifters [Disc 1] Amazon
17Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir My God Can Do Anything Big Noise: A Mambo Inn Compilation Amazon
18The Tornados Telstar Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2 Amazon
19Duane Eddy Peter Gunn Theme Rebel Rouser Amazon
20Nelson Riddle Theme from Route 66 Music for a Bachelor's Den Amazon
21Lou Busch The Wild Ones Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 7: The Crime Scene Amazon
22Julia Lee And Her Boyfriends My Man Stands Out Risque Rhythm: Nasty 50s R&B Amazon
23Smiley Lewis I Hear You Knocking Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
24Bruce Springsteen You're Missing The Rising (Special Package) Amazon
25Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
26The Allman Brothers Band Revival Stand Back: The Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
27Betty Everett The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
28Django Reinhardt/Stéphane Grappelli Sweet Georgia Brown Quintette du Hot Club de France: 25 Classics 1934-1940 Amazon
29Pixies Dig for Fire Bossanova Amazon
30Perry Como Kewpie Doll Your Hit Parade – '50S Generation Amazon
31The O'Jays Love Train Dead Presidents Amazon
32Stevie Wonder Please Don't Go Fulfillingness' First Finale Amazon

Dawn To Midnight

From sunrise to sunset and then back. This Friday morning we take a journey on the roller coaster of life on the big blue marble using music as our rails. We’ll rise and shine in the cold grey light before dawn and follow summer rain with the summer wind as sundown approaches. This week’s theme is a fusion of sunrise, sundown and a misty moonlight rhapsody featuring the music of Ray Charles, Norah Jones, Chet and Les, Bobby Bare, Mahalia Jackson and a couple dozen others. We’ll take you from dawn to midnight as we bring on the best of America’s music from digital, vinyl and ethereal dustbins of the past 100 years. Join us once more for music from long ago, today, and far away here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Browns The Three Bells 30 Years Of No. 1 Country Hits 2/4 Amazon
3Nick Lowe Cold Grey Light of Dawn Dig My Mood Amazon
4Emmylou Harris Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn Roses in the Snow Amazon
5Chet Atkins & Les Paul The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise Chester & Lester Amazon
6Luther Dickinson Hurry up Sunrise Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Volumes I & II [amazon asin=Rodney Crowell – Don't Get Me Started [Album Version] – 00:00&title=Buy From Amazon &thumb=]
7Norah Jones Sunrise Feels Like Home Amazon
8Bruce Cockburn Sunrise on the Mississippi Dart to the Heart Amazon
9Doris Day I Got The Sun In The Morning Complete Doris Day With Les Brown [Disc 2] Amazon
10Geoff Muldaur Livin' In The Sunlight (Lovin' in the Moonlight) Is Having Wonderful Time Amazon
11Petra Haden Sunshine Life for Me (with Lenny Pickett) Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys Amazon
12Ray Charles You Are My Sunshine Ultimate Hits Collection [2 of 2] Amazon
13The Statler Brothers You're My Sunshine Country Roads – Ralph Emery Presents – For The Good Times Amazon
14Willie Nelson Bring Me Sunshine ("Naked" Version) Naked Willie Amazon
15Lyle Lovett Summer Wind Smile: Songs From The Movies Amazon
16Johnny Rivers Summer Rain Best Of Johnny Rivers Amazon
17Roger Miller In The Summertime (You Don't Want My Love) Super Hits Amazon
18Robbie Fulks Rose of the Summer Gone Away Backward Amazon
19The Mavericks Summertime (When I'm With You) Mono Amazon
20Dale Hawkins Summertime Down South Wildcat Tamer Amazon
21Slim Willett And His Hired Hands Come Sundown Birth / Work / Death – Work, Money And Status In Country Music (1950-1974) Amazon
22Bobby Bare Come Sundown 1970 Amazon
23Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Lonesome Sundown Echo Amazon
24J.J. Cale Long About Sundown Stay Around Amazon
25Cab Calloway Moonlight Rhapsody 1932-1934 Amazon
26Billie Holiday Feat. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Let's Dream In The Moonlight Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 [Disc 05] Amazon
27Dean Martin In The Misty Moonlight The Great Dean Martin Amazon
28Maria Muldaur Moonlight Love Wants to Dance Amazon
29Smokey Wood Moonlight in Oklahoma The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
30Frank Sinatra Moonlight in Vermont Come Fly with Me [Capitol] Amazon
31Del McCoury, Doc Watson & Mac Wiseman New Moon Over My Shoulder Mac Doc Del Amazon
32Mahalia Jackson Dark Was The Night Moving On Up A Little Higher Amazon
33Blind Wille Johnson Dark Was The Night-Cold Was The Ground Desperate Man Blues Amazon

Double Play

Hot weather this week and we’ll be sweatin’ out the oldies in the KOWS Studio this coming Friday. Summer may be just around the corner but we’re running hot already here in Sonoma County. Today’s show features a ‘double play’ collection of traditions and covers, focusing primarily on gospel tradition and contemporary covers. Brook Benton, Josh White, Wilson Pickett, Neko Case, and Hank Williams are among the performers we’ll be featuring this week. Covers of the Gambler’s Blues, Stormy Weather, Denomination Blues, and more coming your way from the studios located in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, California. Streaming at

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Freddie King Trouble In Mind King Of The Blues Amazon
3Mavis Staples Levon Helm Trouble In My Mind Carry Me Home Amazon
4Sister Rosetta Tharpe Trouble In My Mind Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
5Washington Phillips Denomination Blues – Part 1 Manzarene Dreams Amazon
6Rodney Crowell Denomination Blues Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
7Josh White St. James Infirmary Mojo-2010-11-Journey to Love Amazon
8Bobby "Blue" Bland St. James Infirmary Mississippi Blues Amazon
9Blind Alfred Reed You Must Unload Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
10Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
11Louis Armstrong Shadrack Louis And The Good Book Amazon
12Brook Benton Shadrack Mercury 1962 Amazon
13CBS Trumpeteers Milky White Way I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From The Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Amazon
14Elvis Presley Milky White Way His Hand In Mine Amazon
15Shades of Blue Oh How Happy Glory of Love: Sweet & Soulful Love Songs-'60s Amazon
16Carlene Carter Oh How Happy Carlene Carter/Blue Nun Amazon
17Jeff Lynne Stormy Weather Armchair Theatre Amazon
18Ethel Waters Stormy Weather Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
19Aaron Neville I Saw The Light Gospel Roots Amazon
20Hank Williams I Saw The Light Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
21Arizona Dranes John Said He Saw A Number He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul Of Arizona Dranes Amazon
22Neko Case John Saw That Number Fox Confessor Brings The Flood Amazon
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