Category Archives: Country

Country Boogie Woogie

While the origin of the term is in debate, there are numerous stories that almost make sense but cannot be verified. However, 20th century blues, country and rock and roll were rife with the reference and it turned into a guitar lick, a piano run, and a salty reference on the standup. Deeper Roots will be spending time with the country versions, inherited (nee appropriated) from the rhythm and blues form … and a little bit of history as well. We’ve got the classic country sounds of Sheb Wooley, Johnny Tyler, and The Delmore Brothers paired up with higher octane country Americana from Dale Watson, Robert Gordon, and Asleep at the Wheel. Chuck Berry once said “It used to be called boogie-woogie, it used to be called blues, used to be called rhythm & blues…it’s called rock now”. You can quote me in enlightening that observation by calling it “one nascent stream that emptied into a swift river.” Tune in Friday evenings here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merrill Moore Nola Boogie Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 1] Amazon
3Al Dexter & His Troopers Saturday Night Boogie Hillibilly Boogie! Amazon
4Hardrock Gunter Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Amazon
5Vance Morris & His Alabama Playboys Crazy About The Boogie Hillbilly Boogie Box [Disc 4] Amazon
6Hank Snow Rhumba Boogie Hillbilly Boogie Box [Disc 4] Amazon
7Johnny Tyler Oakie Boogie Southern Belle [Disc 1] Amazon
8Sheb Wooley Mule Boogie Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
9Johnny Bond Alabama Boogie Boy Put Me To Bed Amazon
10Bob Newman Hangover Boogie Crossroads In Cowtown Amazon
11Skeets McDonald The Southland Boogie Skeets McDonald – One Classic Album & Singles Collection Amazon
12Dale Watson Texas Boogie Cheatin' Heart Attack Amazon
13Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Stratosphere Boogie Stratosphere Boogie Amazon
14Merle Travis Merle's Boogie Woogie Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
15Les Paul Guitar Boogie Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Plus (1936-47) [Disc 2] Amazon
16Kate Mackenzie Pan American Boogie Steel Rails: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 1 Amazon
17Doc Watson Freight Train Boogie Songs From Home Amazon
18Red Foley Hobo Boogie The Essential Recordings Amazon
19The Delmore Brothers Peach Street Boogie The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 15 Amazon
20Sonny Burgess We Wanna Boogie Oxford American 11th Edition Southern Music 2009 Amazon
21Grady Martin & His Slewfoot Five Wooly Boogie The Very Best Of Amazon
22Sleepy Labeef Shot-Gun Boogie (Overdub) Sleepy Rocks Amazon
23Webb Pierce Teenage Boogie All Hits! [Disc 2] Amazon
24Robert Gordon and Link Wray Rock Billy Boogie Too Fast to live… Too Young to Die Amazon
25Asleep at the Wheel 08 Boogie Back to Texas 10 Amazon
26Tiny Hill Milk Bucket Boogie Country Music On the Mercury Label Amazon
27Little Jimmy Dickens You Better Not Do That Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
28Little Jimmy Dickens Buddy's Boogie Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
29Porky Freeman Boogie Woogie Boy Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys: The West Coast Indies Amazon
30Tennessee Ernie Ford Blackberry Boogie Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 1] Amazon
31Tennessee Ernie Ford False Hearted Girl Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon
32Asleep at the Wheel Choo Choo Ch'Boogie The Best of Asleep at the Wheel Amazon
33Tennessee Ernie Ford Shot-Gun Boogie Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon

9 Volt Heart

Deeper Roots goes free form this week with some classic country and blues right alongside tradition. From Pee Wee King to Memphis Minnie and Robert “Barbecue Bob” Hicks to Chuck Wills…we’ve got the goods. We’ll fill our Friday two hours with a delightful collection of music from the past one hundred years, live from the KOWS Cherry Street Historic District in downtown Santa Rosa, California. Got some sugar, radio memories, gospel rafter-raisers, and a track from Luke the Drifter…and remember….ninety-nine and a half just won’t do when you’re listening to the radio. Which is why we give you a hundred percent here on community radio. An eclectic blend of sounds that takes you back to the little Zenith or Silvertone that you put up to your ear, driven by that two-pronged nine-volt heart. Join us for some memories.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Charlie Musselwhite Christo Redemptor Stand Back! Amazon
3The Iguanas 9 Volt Heart Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart Amazon
4Dave Alvin Border Radio Romeo's Escape Amazon
5Merle Haggard And The Strangers Silver Wings (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 06) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
6Rosanne Cash Black Cadillac Black Cadillac Amazon
7Pee Wee King (Vocal: Dick Lory) Catty Town Classic Rockabilly-Cool Cats & Hot Chicks Amazon
8Little Jimmy Dickens Country Boy Honky Tonk 1945-1953 [Disc 1] Amazon
9Hank Williams No, No Joe Beyond The Sunset Amazon
10The Spare Change Boys Policeman Classic Old-Time Music from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
11Peetie Wheatstraw Doin' The Best I Can (Take A) Too Late, Too Late, More Newly Discovered Titles And Alternate Takes. Vol. 4 Amazon
12Barbecue Bob It Just Won't Hay Barbecue Bob Vol. 2 (1928 – 1929) Amazon
13Reverend Pearly Brown Ninety Nine And A Half Won't Do The Essential Guide To Gospel Amazon
14Bo Diddley Diddy Wah Diddy Bo Knows Bo Amazon
15Lead Belly Black Betty Lead Belly's Last Sessions Amazon
16Memphis Minnie New Dirty Dozen Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
17Charles Brown Don't Get Salty Sugar The Classic Earliest Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
18Chuck Willis Sugar Sugar I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The Stroll Amazon
19Ray Batts Stealin' Sugar Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
20Merle Travis Too Much Sugar For A Dime Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
21Mark Spoelstra Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now Classic Folk Music From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
22Howlin' Wolf My Country Sugar Mama The Real Folk Blues Amazon
23Sister Rosetta Tharpe Up Above My Head Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 2 Amazon
24Sister Rosetta Tharpe Shout Sister Shout Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 2 Amazon
25Blind Willie McTell Lord, Send Me An Angel (Take 2) Too Late, Too Late, More Newly Discovered Titles And Alternate Takes. Vol. 4 Amazon
26Big Bill Broonzy Hey Hey An Introduction To Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
27Eric Clapton Hey Hey Unplugged Amazon
28Pee Wee King Slow Poke 1974-Country Music Hall Of Fam Amazon
29Les Paul & Mary Ford Tico, Tico Bye Bye Blues/Les and Mary Amazon
30Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Flippin' the Lid Stratosphere Boogie Amazon
31Alden Howard/Dick Hyman I'll See You in My Dreams Sweet and Lowdown Amazon
32Bob Dylan Duquesne Whistle Tempest Amazon
33Peggy Lee Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba Amore d'Italia Amazon
34Hadda Brooks Bully Wully Boogie That's My Desire Amazon

Lefty Merle Willie Hank & Hank

It’s a songwriter’s showcase this morning on Deeper Roots. Country music songwriters Lefty Frizell, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Hank Cochran, and Hank Williams are highlighted in a show that features covers by their contemporaries (and a few from the recent past) including Iris DeMent, Ernest Tubb, Billy Walker, Bob Dylan, Rosanne Cash, and at least two dozen others. Our show pays tribute to some amazing stalwarts who literally defined the country ‘voice’ and story. Join Dave Stroud on another Friday morning on KOWS Community Radio, 92.5 FM Occidental, streaming to all of planet earth on all your favorite services including OpenRadio.app, TuneIn.com, RadioGarden.io and, our web site, kowsfm.com. Good morning!

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine I Want to Be With You Always The Missing Years Amazon
3Red Foley & The Andrews Sisters I Want To Be With You Always Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
4Brennen Leigh I Love You A Thousand Ways Brennen Leigh Sings Lefty Frizzell Amazon
5George Jones If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time) Sings Country and Western Hits Amazon
6Keith Whitley I Never Go Around Mirrors The Rounder Records Story Amazon
7Merle Haggard My Baby's Just Like Money Roots, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Rosanne Cash Featuring Rufus Wainwright Silver Wings (Feat. Rufus Wainwright) The List Amazon
9Bill Kirchen Shelly's Winter Love (Album) Word To The Wise Amazon
10Iris DeMent Big City Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
11George Jones I Always Get Lucky With You The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country Disc 2 Amazon
12Dale Watson Mama Tried More Great Moments of Vinyl History Amazon
13Ray Price Night Life Columbia Country Classics – Volume 4: The Nashville Sound Amazon
14Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires & The Imperials Quartet Funny How Time Slips Away Elvis Country Amazon
15k.d. lang & the Reclines Three Days Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
16The Little Willies I Gotta Get Drunk The Little Willies Amazon
17The Secret Sisters Why Don't You Love Me The Secret Sisters Amazon
18Bob Dylan I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Amazon
19Buckwheat Zydeco Hey, Good Lookin' Menagerie Amazon
20Sleepy LaBeef I Saw the Light Sun Records Artists Perform the Hank Williams Songbook Amazon
21Jerry Lee Lewis You Win Again The Definitive Collection Amazon
22Taj Mahal Mind Your Own Business Senor Blues Amazon
23Elvis Costello He's Got You ('Lost Session' Version) Almost Blue Amazon
24Rhiannon Giddens She's Got You Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
25Patsy Cline Why Can't He Be You The Patsy Cline Collection Amazon
26Dottie West Me Today And Her Tomorrow The Essential Dottie West Amazon
27Bobby Bare I'd Fight The World The Best Of Bobby Bare Amazon
28Jamey Johnson Everything But You (featuring Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill) Living For A Song- A Tribute To Hank Cochran Amazon
29Al Green & Lyle Lovett Funny How Time Slips Away Rhythm Country & Blues Amazon

The River In Music

There are no more essential metaphors to be had in the American story than that of the river. The river is nature’s alliance with mankind and its muse in prose, poetry and song. It is the stuff of dreams, the movement of the clock in Her terms, the news of the day when the banks are breached, and the symbol of biblical ventures of time and home. So we’ll be taking to the river on a Friday in July to feel the warmth of the surface knowing full well that the undercurrent is treacherous and cold beneath the hull. Music this week includes the stories of the Great Flood of 1927 with Barbecue Bob, the baptismal elements from Alison Krauss and Irma Thomas, Central Valley memories from Dave Alvin by way of Merle Haggard, and the poetry of river sounding chants and Paul Robeson’s muscle. Tune in as we drift our way down the Mississippi and beyond on Friday morning on Deeper Roots.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marilyn Monroe River Of No Return The Essential Marilyn Monroe Amazon
3Charles Colman & William Eaton River Sounding Chant 5- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
4Paul Robeson Ol' Man River American Songbook Series: Jerome Kern Amazon
5Marian Anderson Deep River Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 1] Amazon
6Mavis Staples In The Mississippi River (Cd) We'll Never Turn Back Amazon
7Johnny Cash Big River Original Greatest Hits Amazon
8The Carter Family River Of Jordan The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 1] Amazon
9Alison Krauss Down to the River to Pray O Brother, Where Art Thou? Amazon
10Delmore Brothers Happy on the Mississippi Shores Brown's Ferry Blues Amazon
11Tennessee Ernie Ford with Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Billy May River Of No Return Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 7 – Capitol Goes To The Movies – 1944-55 Amazon
12Louis Armstrong & All His Stars Lazy River The Complete Decca Studio Recordings Of Louis Armstrong And The All Stars [Disc 3] Amazon
13Snooks Eaglin Going to the River Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
14Fats Domino Going to the River This Is Gold Disc 1 Amazon
15Dr. John Back By The River Mos' Scocious: The Dr. John Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
16Robert Hicks Mississippi Heavy Water Blues People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
17Slocan Ramblers Mississippi Heavy Water Blues Queen City Jubilee Amazon
18Joe Shores Mississippi Sounding Calls [A-1] Field Recordings, Vol. 3: Mississippi (1936-1942) Amazon
19Jimmie Rodgers Miss The Mississippi And You Recordings 1927 – 1933 [Disc 5] Amazon
20Leon Redbone Mississippi River Blues Double Time Amazon
21Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra Swanee River Swingsation: Jimmie Lunceford Amazon
22Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers One More River The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
23Irma Thomas With Henry Butler River Is Waiting Putumayo Presents Rhythm & Blues Amazon
24John Fogerty River Is Waiting Revival Amazon
25Dave Alvin Kern River West of the West Amazon
26Doc Watson Moody River Memories Amazon
27Doc & Merle Watson Deep River Blues Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues Amazon
28Jorma Kaukonen Red River Blues Blue Country Heart Amazon
29Johnny Rivers Big River The Memphis Sun Recordings Amazon
30The New Christy Minstrels Mighty Mississippi Ramblin' Amazon
31Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Red River Valley 16 Great Songs Of The Old West Amazon

Music From The Band

Americana fusion from the Canadian border to the rolling hills of Arkansas: roots music from a musical collective built on a foundation made up of many different legs: blues, rock, folk, Civil War stories, burnished antiques found alongside the two-lane highways of mid-century and tradition from the kitchen. Their songs were anchored by deeper roots. There are few that could speak musically to all of these and all of their connecting tissue, but The Band (Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson) made it seem easy. From their early years as The Hawks backing Ronnie Hawkins to being the electric behind Bob Dylan’s Judas performance in the UK, and then The Last Waltz. There were tragedies both light and heavy that foretold a demise as predictable as the appearance of Halley’s Comet. Join us in a reflection of their music on a Friday morning in Sonoma County on KOWS Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Robbie Robertson When The Night Was Young How To Become Clairvoyant Amazon
3The Band Will The Circle Be Unbroken (non-lp track) A Musical History [Disc 1] Amazon
4The Levon Helm Band Anna Lee Newport Folk Festival 8/3/2008 Amazon
5Rick Danko When I Get My Just Rewards Cryin' Heart Blues Amazon
6Bob Dylan & The Band The Weight Before The Flood [Live] [Disc 2] Amazon
7Joan Baez The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Hits: Greatest & Others Amazon
8The Band Acadian Driftwood Northern Lights-Southern Cross Amazon
9Bob Dylan & The Band Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood) The Basement Tapes [Disc 2] Amazon
10Bob Dylan & The Band Million Dollar Bash The Basement Tapes [Disc 1] Amazon
11Rick Danko It Makes No Difference Live Anthology Amazon
12Emmylou Harris & The Band Evangeline Duets Amazon
13The Band Stage Fright The Last Waltz [Rhino Box Set] Disc 1 Amazon
14Ronnie Hawkins/The Band Who Do You Love? The Last Waltz [Rhino Box Set] Disc 1 Amazon
15Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Havana Moon Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Amazon
16Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks Hey Boba Lou The Best of Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks Amazon
17The Band Stand Up High On The Hog Amazon
18Levon Helm False Hearted Lover Blues Dirt Farmer Amazon
19Warren Haynes With The All Star Band And Rami Jaffee The Shape I'm In (with The All Star Band & Rami Jaffee) (2013) Love For Levon Amazon
20The Band,Bob Clearmountain Time to Kill – Remix / 2020 Stage Fright (Deluxe Remix 2020) Amazon
21The Band Life Is a Carnival Cahoots Amazon
22Levon Helm Tennessee Jed Electric Dirt Amazon
23The Band Twilight (Single Version) Islands [Remastered] Amazon
24Bob Dylan I Shall Be Released Before The Flood [Disc 1] Amazon
25Levon Helm Money Levon Helm Amazon

Bob at 80

Bob Dylan’s turning the big eight-ohhh my God! Born on May 24, 1941 “with a name that means nothing and an age that means less”, he’s being honored in Minnesota (given his boyhood home of Hibbing) with a year long celebration. But it won’t be just the state whose motto from the French translates to “The star of the North”, but a good part of world will also be taking part. While prickly and, at times, difficult to translate, his words have formed images from the metrics of gospel, protest, and a cynic’s wrath to sonnet-like love songs and dirges that would bend even the ears of T. S. Eliot or Auden. He is the bard of a generation whose metal art and endeavors in the art of whiskey underscore eight decades that spell a true renaissance man. We’ll touch on two hours of Dylan’s music this week on Deeper Roots.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Dylan Song To Woody No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7) [Disc 1] Amazon
3Bob Dylan Mississippi The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs [Disc 1] Amazon
4Ian & Sylvia Tomorrow Is A Long Time Four Strong Winds Amazon
5Earl Scruggs & Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline Rag Dylan Country Amazon
6Bob Dylan New Morning [With Horn Section Overdubs] Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 [Disc 2] Amazon
7Bob Dylan Talkin' New York Bob Dylan Amazon
8Joan Baez It's All Over Now, Baby Blue From The Coffeehouse Amazon
9Peter, Paul & Mary Blowin' In The Wind The Very Best Of Peter, Paul And Mary Amazon
10The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man 20 Number Ones Amazon
11Johnny Cash It Ain't Me Babe Dylan Country Amazon
12Bob Dylan If Dogs Run Free New Morning Amazon
13Bob Dylan Po' Boy Love and Theft Amazon
14Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 MTV Unplugged Amazon
15Bob Dylan You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Blood on the Tracks Amazon
16Bob Dylan Shelter from the Storm [Take 2] More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 Amazon
17Bob Dylan Everything Is Broken Oh Mercy Amazon
18Bob Dylan Things Have Changed Lovesick Amazon
19The Band When I Paint My Masterpiece A Musical History [Disc 4] Amazon
20Bob Dylan Man in the Long Black Coat Chronicles, Vol. 1 Amazon
21Bob Dylan Duquesne Whistle Tempest Amazon
22Bob Dylan Goodbye Jimmy Reed Rough And Rowdy Ways [Disc 1] Amazon
23Bob Dylan My Blue Eyed Jane The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute Amazon
24Bob Dylan Feat. Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, George Harrison My Back Pages Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
25Bob Dylan Man Gave Names To All The Animals Slow Train Coming Amazon

Mother’s Day Special

This weekend we observe Mother’s Day, a day that got buried among the many lost celebrations last year due to the pandemic. So it is only fitting that we elevate the gratitude we have this coming Sunday. At Deeper Roots, we’re taking time this Friday to celebrate with only the finest in the many American genres including country, bluegrass, rock, pop vocals, soul, and everything in between…with a little bit of spark thrown in. We’ve got Aretha, The Louvins, Zydeco sounds with Fernest Arceneaux, JJ Cale and Dr. Hook, all in tow to pay tribute to all of those moms out there who play such a big part in our formation as adults. Tune in Friday mornings live from the KOWS studios in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bill & The Belles Finger Pointin' Mama Dreamsongs, Etc. Amazon
3Nat King Cole My Mother Told Me Chronological Classics: Nat King Cole 1949 Amazon
4J.J. Cale Blues For Mama To Tulsa And Back Amazon
5Paul Simon Mother And Child Reunion Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar Amazon
6Fernest Arceneaux, The Zydeco All Stars, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. Don't Tell Your Mother Zydeco Blues Party Amazon
7Miracles If Your Mother Only Knew Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
8Dee Dee Sharp (That's What) My Mama Said The Best of Dee Dee Sharp Amazon
9The Shirelles Mama Said American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
10Jackie Deshannon Did He Call Today, Mama Breakin' It Up On the Beatles Amazon
11Hello, Dolly! 1994 Broadway Revival Cast Motherhood Hello, Dolly!: The New 1994 Cast Recording Amazon
12Charles Colman & William Eaton Doncha Hear Yo'Po Mother Callin'? 5- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
13Lou Monte Mama (Mamma) Songs for Pizza Lovers – Lou Monte Sings Amazon
14The Mills Brothers Don't Be Afraid To Tell Your Mother Mills Brothers – Golden Greats Amazon
15The Taylor Brothers Mother's Advice I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951-1983 [Disc 3] Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe I Hear My Mother Call My Name The Original Soul Sister: This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
17Buck Owens Dust On Mother's Bible Dust On Mother's Bible Amazon
18Bonnie Owens Medals for Mothers 1968-1971 (Warped 6947) Amazon
19The Haden Triplets Gray Mother Dreaming The Family Songbook Amazon
20Faron Young Let Old Mother Have Her Way Hello Walls / The Young Approach Amazon
21Mac Wiseman Mother Knows Best 1962-1965 (Warped 6339) Amazon
22The Louvin Brothers God Bless Her ('Cause She Is My Mother) Long Play Collection Amazon
23The Blind Boys of Alabama Let My Mother Live Almost Home Amazon
24Ike & Tina Turner Mamma Tell Him Don't Play Me Cheap Amazon
25Aretha Franklin A Mother's Love Soul Sister Amazon
26B.B. King Nobody Loves Me But My Mother Indianola Mississippi Seeds Amazon
27Earl King Mother Told Me Not To Go Let The Good Times Roll Amazon
28Buddy Guy My Mother The Treasure Untold Amazon
29Leo Welch Mother Loves Her Children Sabougla Voices Amazon
30Chris Smither Every Mother's Son I'm a Stranger Too!/Don't It Drag On Amazon
31Troy Hess Please Don't Go Topless, Mother Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
32Louis Armstrong Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) Blues In The Night: The Johnny Mercer Songbook Amazon
33Ramblin' Jack Elliott Mother, the Queen of My Heart Ramblin' Jack Elliott Sings Woody Guthrie and Jimmie Rodgers Amazon

Honey Don’t

Don’t tell me…it’s theme time but with the negative bent. No, no, no, honey don’t. This week’s show takes on songs of which there is no reduced supply chain: songs that ask us ‘not to’. A somewhat obscure theme, no question, but it’s all about the message after all. We’ll hear a variety of genres this week, all with their warnings prefaced with the contraction “don’t”. We’ll hear from Elvis (a favorite of the idiom), Blue Lu Barker, Julia Lee, Charles Brown, Buddy Emmons, and those representing doo wop, country, early rock, and Americana. All of this coming your way on our first show of May 2021, a rebroadcast of a KOWS show recorded live from the KOWS studios, located in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa. Don’t get defensive, it’s all in fun.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Carl Perkins Honey Don't American Roots of the British Invasion Amazon
3Johnny Cash Don't Go Near The Water Ragged Old Flag Amazon
4Elvis Presley Don't Cry Daddy 2nd To None Amazon
5Elvis Presley Don't Elvis Is Back! Amazon
6Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley (8 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles) Amazon
7Fats Domino Don't Come Knockin' They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
8Billy Tate Don't Call My Name (Peacock 1671) R&B Humdingers Volume 11 Amazon
9Shirelles Don't Go Home (My Little Darlin') The Shirelles Amazon
10Lowell Fulson Don't Be So Evil Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
11Muddy Waters Don't Go No Farther The Definitive Collection Amazon
12Blue Lu Barker Don't You Make Me High Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon
13Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Don't Come Too Soon Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
14Etta James Don't Cry Baby The Essential Etta James [Disc 1] Amazon
15Bee Arnold Don't Do It Daddy Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
16Continentals Don't Do It Baby Talkin' Trash: Lookey Dookey Amazon
17The Drifters Don't Dog Me Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 1] – Jumpin' & Bluesy Amazon
18The Penguins Don't Do It Foot Tappin' And Dance At The Screamin' Festival Vol.4 Amazon
19The Band Don't Do It (Baby Don't You Do It) To Kingdom Come [Disc 2] Amazon
20Charles Brown Don't Get Salty Sugar The Classic Earliest Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
21Ella Fitzgerald Don't Be That Way First Lady of Song Amazon
22June Christy Don't Explain Lady Sings the Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
23Asleep At The Wheel Don't Forget The Trains Collision Course & The Wheel (1977, 78) Amazon
24Grandpa Jones Don't Bring Your Banjo Home Grandpa Jones The Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
25The Sons Of The Pioneers Don't Fence Me In Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
26Bobby Bare Don't Do Like I Done Son Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
27Bobby Bare Jr. Don't Go to Chattanooga A Storm – A Tree – My Mother's Head Amazon
28Solomon Burke Don't Give Up on Me Don't Give Up on Me Amazon
29Nina Simone Don't You Pay Them No Mind Wild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul Amazon
30The Handsome Family Don't Be Scared In the Air Amazon
31J.J. Cale Don't Go To Strangers Naturally Amazon
32Ramones Don't Come Close (Remastered Version ) Road To Ruin: Expanded and Remastered Amazon
33Johnny Burnette Don't Do It The Ballads Of Amazon
34Conway Twitty Don't Cry No More The Rock 'N' Roll Years CD7 Amazon
35Buddy Holly Don't Come Back Knockin' [Album Version] Rave On: The Very Best Of & Amazon

Willie & Friends

Willie Nelson turns 88 this month. Born during the Great Depression and raised by his grandparents, he wrote his first song at the age of seven and had his first band at the age of ten. From high school to the Air Force, then to his return home to Texas as a radio disc jockey, he was always in a band singing. In the 1950s he would write songs that would become country standards and we’ll be sharing some of them with you in today’s Deeper Roots, performed by Willie and his contemporaries. He endures just as his music does and the catalog is a legacy few parallel. We’ll hear from The Little Willies, Waylon Jennings, Faron Young, Asleep at the Wheel, and at least a dozen others performing the songs of Willie Hugh Nelson. Tune in Friday morning on KOWS.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Nelson Me And Paul Nite Life: Greatest Hits & Rare Tracks (1959-1971) Amazon
3k.d. lang & the Reclines Three Days Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
4Willie Nelson Nite Life One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
5B.B. King & Willie Nelson Night Life Deuces Wild Amazon
6Duke Robillard/Sunny Crownover Crazy Tales from the Tiki Lounge Amazon
7Bill Anderson Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain 1956-1961 (Warped 5720) Amazon
8Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Pretty Paper A Love So Beautiful Amazon
9Timi Yuro Are You Sure The Best of Timi Yuro Amazon
10Raul Malo Angel Flying Too Close To the Ground You're Only Lonely Amazon
11Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires & The Imperials Quartet Funny How Time Slips Away Elvis Country Amazon
12Willie Nelson/Snoop Dogg/Kris Kristofferson/Jamey Johnson Roll Me Up (Album version) Heroes Amazon
13The Little Willies I Gotta Get Drunk The Little Willies Amazon
14Ernest Tubb Sad Songs and Waltzes Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
15Dale Watson Write Your Own Songs Dale & Ray Amazon
16Ray Charles/Willie Nelson Seven Spanish Angels Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 5 Amazon
17Willie Nelson Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Country: The American Tradition [Disc 2] Amazon
18Faron Young Hello Walls The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (2 of 2) Amazon
19Patsy Cline Crazy The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
20Willie Nelson Yesterday's Wine One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
21Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cowboys Waylon & Willie Amazon
22Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson Heaven And Hell Wanted! The Outlaws [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
23Kinky Friedman Bloody Mary Morning The Loneliest Man I Ever Met Amazon
24Asleep at the Wheel Navajo Trail (with Willie Nelson and The Quebe Sisters) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
25Willie Nelson, The Time Jumpers I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) For The Good Times Amazon
26Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson It's All Going to Pot Django and Jimmie Amazon
27Faron Young Three Days The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (2 of 2) Amazon
28Al Green/Lyle Lovett Funny How Time Slips Away More Greatest Hits Amazon
29Willie Nelson The Party's Over Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993 Disc 1 Amazon
30Doug Sahm Me and Paul Complete Atlantic Recordings Disc 1 Amazon

Rolling Along

We’re going to blend all the favorites into a delicious free form stew this morning, looking to the north, south, east and west for our inspiration. Not only do we have some Otis Redding soul, but we’ve also got some traditional blendings from David Johansen, The Devil Makes Three, and some southern fried sounds from James Lee Stanley and John Hammond. A lot of our playlist makes connections: moonlight drives, Memphis tributes, and a lot about our title track ‘rolling along’. I’ve also got a little splash of Frankie Laine for inspiration along those lines. Tune in on a Sonoma County Friday morning for more from the Cherry Street Historic District and the mighty KOWS, streaming to planet earth on kowsfm.com.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Mavericks Rolling Along Brand New Day Amazon
3John Hammond Riding In The Moonlight Southern Fried Amazon
4James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt Moonlight Drive All Wood And Doors Amazon
5The Doors Moonlight Drive Strange Days Amazon
6Raul Malo Moonlight Kiss Lucky One Amazon
7B.B. King & Eric Clapton Riding With The King Riding With The King Amazon
8John Hiatt Book Lovers Riding With the King Amazon
9David Johansen & the Harry Smiths Well, I've Been to Memphis BMW Audiophile Amazon
10J.J. Cale Midnight in Memphis The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
11Charley Crockett That's How I Got to Memphis Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
12Randy Newman Rollin' Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
13Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin' Stone Rollin' – Single Amazon
14Tiny Bradshaw The Train Kept a-Rollin' (Digitally Remastered) The Train Kept a-Rollin' (Digitally Remastered) – Single Amazon
15Various Blazing Saddles Pledge To Hedley Lamarr Audio Sound Clips Amazon
16Frankie Laine Signature / Main Title Blazing Saddles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [40th Anniversary Edition] Amazon
17Frankie Laine Rawhide Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
18Otis Redding I'm Sick Y'All Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Amazon
19Arthur Alexander In The Middle Of It All The Greatest Hits Amazon
20Elvis Presley It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin' From Elvis in Memphis Amazon
21The Devil Makes Three Come On Up to the House Redemption & Ruin Amazon
22The Box Tops The Letter The Classic Sixties: 1967 Amazon
23Eartha Kitt The Memphis Blues The RCA Recordings 1953-1958 Amazon
24Jerry Lee Lewis Night Train To Memphis A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
25Mink Deville You Just Keep Holding On The Mink De Ville Collection Amazon
26Ben E. King Spanish Harlem Poison Ivy – Gems from the Atco Vaults 1959-1962 Amazon
27Cassius Clay Stand by Me Golden Throats, Vol. 2: More Celebrity Rock Oddities Amazon
28Creedence Clearwater Revival It Ain't You Or Me 36 All – Time Greatest Hits 3 CD Set (Disk 3) Amazon
29Kevin Russell Nadine You Don't Know Me Amazon
30John Prine Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian German Afternoons Amazon
31The Staple Singers I'll Take You There The Soul Story, Vol. 2 [Disc 1] Amazon
32Irma Thomas Hurtin' for Certain My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon