Category Archives: Country

Songs About Morning

Morning is one of those times between. Break of day elicits many emotions as it’s always a new start. Those occurrences that affect the heart have always been prime fodder for words and music so we’ve reached into the song bin from the past century for a theme for this morning: morning. Tune in for some classics and some not-so-knowns. We’ve got Baez and Dylan, Dearie and Day, Bromberg and Kottke, McDowell and Leadbelly, all with a tune to spin about morning. And we’ll also take you into a pop-themed set featuring Frankie’s classic “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning”. Tune in.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Big Joe Turner Morning, Noon And Night Big Joe Turner: The Definitive Blues Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon
3Billie Holiday Good Morning Heartache Ken Burns Jazz Amazon
4Blossom Dearie A Fine Spring Morning Four Classic Albums Plus (Blossom Dearie / Plays For Dancing / Give Him The Ooh-La-La / Once Upon A Summertime) (Digitally Remastered) Amazon
5Louis Jordan Early In The Morning Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
6Dean Martin & Helen O'Connell How D'ya Like Your Eggs In the Morning? Make Love With Amazon
7Doris Day I Got The Sun In The Morning Complete Doris Day With Les Brown [Disc 2] Amazon
8Gillian Welch One Morning Hell Among the Yearlings Amazon
9Gram Parsons We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning G.P. / Grievous Angel Amazon
10Bob Dylan Meet Me in the Morning Blood on the Tracks Amazon
11Jesse Colin Young Morning Sun Jesse Colin Young Classics Volume 1 Amazon
12Ian & Sylvia Early Morning Rain Greatest Hits Amazon
13Irma Thomas Early In The Morning Simply Grand Amazon
14Joan Baez One Too Many Mornings Baez Sings Dylan Amazon
15Joni Mitchell Chelsea Morning Hits Amazon
16David Bromberg I Like To Sleep Late In The Morning The Player: A Retrospective Amazon
17The South Street Trio Cold Morning Shout Before The Blues: Early American Black Music Scene (Vol. 2) Amazon
18Lead Belly Good Morning Blues Roots of the Blues, Vol. 2 Amazon
19K.C. Douglas Woke Up This Morning Mercury Blues Amazon
20Julius Daniels Can't Put A Bridle On That Mule This Morning When The Sun Goes Down: Walk Right In – The Secret Story Of Rock & Roll Amazon
21Mississippi Fred McDowell Woke Up This Morning With My Mind on Jesus The First Recordings Amazon
22Rev. Anderson Johnson Death in the Morning Goodbye, Babylon – Judgment [Disc 3] Amazon
23Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Sinatra 80th: All the Best Disc 2 Amazon
24Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Some Velvet Morning Nancy & Lee Amazon
25Margaret Whiting Good Morning Mister Echo Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Amazon
26John Hartford Morning Bugle Morning Bugle Amazon
27Hank Snow Colorado Country Morning I'm Still Movin' On [Disc 2] Amazon
28Grandpa Jones It's Raining Here This Morning (Remake) Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
29Shorty Long Good Night Cincinnati, Good Morning Tennessee Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Billy Fair Boogie In The Morning Stompin' 22 – Crazed Rhythm 'N' Blues Pounders! Amazon
31Muddy Waters Good Morning School Girl Folk Singer Amazon

Through the Bluegrass

Springtime sounds from classic corners this week. Now, we all know that real bluegrass is green but, like the music’s own origins which are steeped in gospel, blues, and tradition, we overlook the formalities and accept the generalities’.  This week’s Deeper Roots will take a journey with the greats (Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, and The Monroe Brothers to name a few) while also tipping our hats to the new-grass sounds of David Thom, Sam Bush, Tony Furtado, and Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms. We offer different takes outside the lines including some Charlie Haden and Brennen Leigh. A Friday morning celebration of the old home place and the little white church where traditional rings … coming to you from Bodega Bay: KWTF Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Whites Used To Be Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
3Rhonda Vincent Lonesome Wind Blues Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
4Hazel Dickens I Can't Find Your Love Any More O Sister! The Women's Bluegrass Collection Amazon
5Hazel Dickens, Carol Elizabeth Jones & Ginny Hawker Love Me or Leave Me Alone Heart of a Singer Amazon
6Brennen Leigh North To Alaska Too Thin To Plow Amazon
7Charlie Haden Road Of Broken Hearts Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
8The Rice Brothers Grapes On the Vine Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
9Ricky Skaggs I Hope You've Learned Bluegrass Rules! Amazon
10Tony Furtado Man of Constant Sorrow Long Journey Home: Songs of the Stanley Brothers Amazon
11The David Thom Band The Little White Church That Old Familiar Amazon
12Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas Big Mon True Life Blues – The Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
13David Grisman, Peter Rowan Travelin' This Lonesome Road True Life Blues – The Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
14Bill Monroe & Kenny Baker Jerusalem's Ridge High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
15The Monroe Brothers Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul? Volume One Amazon
16Ralph Stanley Dad's Old Rocky Field Old Songs & Ballads Amazon
17The Gentlemen of Bluegrass Old Old House Carolina Memories Amazon
18Jim & Jesse Long Journey Home Long Journey Home: Songs of the Stanley Brothers Amazon
19The David Thom Band Home Is Where The Heart Is That Old Familiar Amazon
20David Grisman, John Hartford & Mike Seeger The Old Home Place Retrograss Amazon
21Morris Brothers Salty Dog Blues Legends Of Bluegrass [Disc 3] Amazon
22Kenny Baker/Bobby Osborne Sally Ann World's Greatest Country Fiddlers Amazon
23Earl Scruggs/Foggy Mountain Boys/Lester Flatt Randy Lynn Rag The Essential Earl Scruggs (1 of 2) Amazon
24Doc Watson Shady Grove The Best of Doc Watson: 1964-1968 Amazon
25Ralph Stanley The Fields Have Turned Brown High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
26Laurie Lewis Tall Pines Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
27Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Montana Cowboy Innocent Road Amazon
28Lynn Morris Band The Bramble and the Rose Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
29Alison Krauss & Union Station So Long So Wrong Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
30Ricky Skaggs Lost And I'll Never Find The Way Bluegrass Mountain Style Amazon
31Don Stover Paddy On The Turnpike Things In Life Amazon
32Grandpa Jones Mountain Dew Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass [Disc 2] Amazon
33Jimmy Martin You Don't Know My Mind Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass [Disc 1] Amazon

 

Ships Upon the Sea

A wayfaring lot…music that touches on seafaring tragedies, punctuated by the loss of that most famous of them all: the HMS Titanic. This week’s show will focus on music that commemorated the ships that were lost at sea; tragedies that were headlines around the world; songs of the seafaring life and the sailors and crew that were a part of it.  The stories are told in songs from the wells of tradition. We’ll hear from Frank Hutchison, Papa Harvey Hull, Pink Anderson, The Dillards and Dan Zanes. We’ll also hear some classic maritime music from the Smithsonian catalogs. Blues, country, folk, and so much more…all celebrating those ships upon the sea and the ones we lost along the way.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Gibson Titanic Joy Joy! The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson Amazon
3Rory Block Titanic (When That Great Ship Went Down) Confessions of A Blues Singer Amazon
4Pink Anderson The Ship Titanic Gospel, Blues, and Street Songs Amazon
5Charley Jordan Titanic Blues Charley Jordan Volume 2 1931-1934 Amazon
6Hi Henry Brown Titanic Blues 21 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920's Vol. 10 Amazon
7Bessie Jones And Group The Titanic Alan Lomax Collection Sampler Amazon
8Papa Harvey Hull & "Long Cleve" Reed Sinking Of The Titanic Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice Amazon
9Richard (Rabbit) Brown Sinking Of The Titanic Times Ain't Like They Used To Be – Volume 1 Amazon
10Lead Belly Titanic The Definitive Leadbelly [Disc 3] – Leaving Blues Amazon
11Frank Hutchison The Last Scene Of The Titanic If You Take Me Back Amazon
12Clyde Spencer And Harry Fannin The Sinking Of The Titanic Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 [Disc 1] Amazon
13Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton After The Sinking Of The Titanic On The Banks Of A Lonely River Amazon
14Roy Acuff The Great Titanic compliments of grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
15Woody Guthrie When That Great Ship Went Down This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings Vol. 1 Amazon
16Ralph Stanley Storms Are On The Ocean [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
17Gordon Lightfoot The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Songbook [Box Set] Disc 3 Amazon
18Jimmie Driftwood The Ship That Never Returned Americana, Vol. 3 Amazon
19Little Jimmy Dickens When The Ship Hit The Sand The Essential "Little" Jimmy Dickens Amazon
20Arlo Guthrie with The Dillards The Sinking of the Ruben James Thirty Two Cents Postage Due Amazon
21June Carter Cash Sinking in the Lonesome Sea Wildwood Flower Amazon
22Ashley Monroe The Storms Are On The Ocean Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited Amazon
23Cowboy Copas A Thousand Miles of Ocean Settin' Flat On Ready Amazon
24Red Allen Out on the Ocean Lonesome and Blue: The Complete County Recordings Amazon
25The Country Gentlemen Take Me In A Lifeboat The Early Rebel Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
26Dan Zanes Across The Western Ocean Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
27The Dicey Doh Singers The Sloop John B. Classic Maritime Music Amazon
28Sam Eskin Clear Away the Track and Let the Bullgine Run Classic Maritime Music Amazon
29Henry Morrison & St. Simon's Island Singers I'm Gonna Sail Like A Ship On The Ocean Sounds of the South [Disc 3] – Negro Church Music & White Spirituals Amazon
30Louis Prima & Keely Smith Barnacle Bill The Sailor Breaking It Up! Amazon

Devils and Angels

The devil is, indeed, an angel…albeit a fallen one. And the music we’ll be sharing this morning with our West County audience will take note of that fact with sounds that feature modern Americana as well as early to mid-century country sounds. Tune in to KOWS radio every Friday morning at 9 Pacific for the very best in roots sounds…and this week is no different:  modern Americana from Rob Ickes and The Devil Makes Three, mid-century country from Cowboy Copas and Lefty Frizzell, as well as some wild-eyed worship pieces from The Sunshine Boys, Benny Joy, and Margie Singleton (who performs the infamous “Jesus is My Pusher”). Just for you. Just in time for a springtime April morning.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Sunshine Boys We Need A Whole Lot More Of Jesus (And A Lot Less Rock And Roll) Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
3Ray Wylie Hubbard Lucifer And The Fallen Angels Tell The Devil I'm Getting There As Fast As I Can Amazon
4Bobby McMillon The Devil Song (Child 275) Art of Field Recording: Volume II – Disc 1: Survey Amazon
5Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Friend Of The Devil The Country Blues Amazon
6Julie Miller The Devil Is an Angel Blue Pony Amazon
7Asleep at the Wheel/The Blind Boys of Alabama The Devil Ain't Lazy Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
8Cowboy Copas Don't Shake Hands With The Devil Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
9Powder River Jack, Kitty Lee Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
10James King The Devil's Train Three Chords & The Truth Amazon
11Carrie Rodriguez Devil In Mind Give Me All You Got Amazon
12Shemekia Copeland Devil's Hand Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection Amazon
13Rory Block Devil Got My Woman Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James Amazon
14The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Devils Look Like Angels Between the Ditches Amazon
15Merle Haggard Dealing With The Devil Rainbow Stew – Live Amazon
16Benny Joy Dark Angel Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
17Ryan Cain And The Ables Cupid And The Devil Cupid And The Devil Amazon
18Lee Ann Womack Take The Devil Out Of Me The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone Amazon
19Lefty Frizzell From an Angel to a Devil Life's Like Poetry (Disc 4) Amazon
20The Devil Makes Three What Would You Give (In Exchange for Your Soul) Redemption & Ruin Amazon
21Willie Nelson Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Country Music Amazon
22Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
23Margie Singleton Jesus Is My Pusher Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
24Eddie Noack Psycho Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
25The Treniers Devil's Mambo They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon
26Billy Barton The Devil, My Conscience And I Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
27Peter Rowan Pulling The Devil By the Tail Reggaebilly Amazon
28Coleman Brothers Get Away, Mr. Satan, Get Away Hot Harmony Groups 1941-1949: Vol 3: When the Old Gang Amazon
29Rev W. M. Clark and Sisters Satan At Church (Pm 12559, 4792-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon

Free Form – Roll Like a Big Wheel

We mix it up once again. Nothing like ending the week on a high note, a low note, and just the right mix of jazz, pop, rock, country, bluegrass, and R&B. You know it won’t stop there because if it’s one thing we do well is find all that is good in between the boards. Join Dave Stroud for music featuring tracks from The Boswell Sisters, Red Foley, Julia Lee, The Prisonaires, Mose Allison, and John Prine. Friday mornings in West County … where we kick off the weekend on the stream our hearts out!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Joan Osborne Roll Like A Big Wheel Bring It On Home Amazon
3The Mills Brothers Cherry (L. Armstrong) The Mills Brothers Golden G'ts(3) Amazon
4Les Paul & The Andrews Sisters Rumors Are Flying (Single Version) Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Plus (1936-47) [Disc 2] Amazon
5Louis Jordan Hungry Man Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
6Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra Shout, Brother, Shout – (featuring The Five Tones) Not So Quiet Please Amazon
7The Prisonaires Just Walking in the Rain Sun Ballads 1953-62 Amazon
8Mose Allison Lost Mind Allison Wonderland Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
9Dinah Washington Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? Verve Unmixed Amazon
10Julia Lee When Jennie Does That Lowdown Dance Kansas City Star [Disc 5] Amazon
11Nellie Lutcher Let Me Tell You 'Bout The Guy Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 4] Amazon
12Boswell Sisters Put That Sun Back In the Sky Boswell Sisters Amazon
13Red Foley & The Andrews Sisters I Want To Be With You Always Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
14The Andrews Sisters Pistol Packin' Mama Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters [Disc 1] Amazon
15Junior Brown Where Has All the Money Gone? Down Home Chrome Amazon
16Merle Haggard Mama Tried The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ella Mae Morse w/Big Dave and His Orchestra Down In Mexico Barrell House Boogie and the Blues Amazon
18Santiago Jimenez Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
19Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Havana Moon Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Amazon
20Levon Helm Tennessee Jed Electric Dirt Amazon
21Grateful Dead Dire Wolf Workingman's Dead Amazon
22Graham Parker Sugaree Your Country Amazon
23Jim Lauderdale The Night The Moon Fell Down Carolina Moonshine Amazon
24Jimmy Martin 20/20 Vision Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
25Hank Williams Cold, Cold Heart 24 Greatest Amazon
26John Prine Summers End The Tree of Forgiveness Amazon
27Billie Holiday Gloomy Sunday Ken Burns Jazz Amazon
28Lula Reed I'll Drown In My Own Tears The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
29Effie Smith Water, Water The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
30Mildred Jones Mr. Thrill Warming By The Devils Fire – A Film By Charles Burnett Amazon
31T-Bone Walker Cold Cold Feeling Electric Blues – Part 1: Beginnings 1939-1954 Amazon
32Jo Stafford Shrimp Boats Your Hit Parade – 1951 Amazon
33Louis Armstrong The Music Goes Round And Around [Single Version] Rhythm Saved The World Amazon

Deeper Mississippi John Hurt

Join us as we peer into the music of Mississippi John Hurt, performed by contemporary artists with some bits and pieces of his own music. We’ll also feature some fragments from the original interview conducted by Tom Hoskins in 1963 after some simple sleuthing, in the town of Avalon not far from Hurt’s boyhood home of Teoc, Mississippi. The story of his rediscovery after the sixties folk revival (and Harry Smith’s original Anthology of American Folk Music) is legend. Sit back on a Friday morning and listen in for some of the great music of the minstrel from Teoc

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bruce Cockburn Avalon, My Home Town Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
3Jesse Colin Young Creole Belle Together Amazon
4John Oates Spike Driver Blues Arkansas Amazon
5Doc & Merle Watson Got the Blues (Can't Be Satisfied) Live & Pickin' Amazon
6Bill Morrissey Avalon Blues The Essential Collection Amazon
7Taj Mahal Frankie And Albert The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
8John Hiatt I'm Satisfied Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
9David Johansen Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me Shaker Amazon
10Dave Van Ronk Spike Driver Blues Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk Amazon
11Rhiannon Giddens The Angels Laid Him Away Freedom Highway Amazon
12JL Stiles Trouble I Had All My Days Solo Sessions Amazon
13Taj Mahal Satisfied 'N' Tickled Too The Essential Taj Mahal Amazon
14Chris Smither Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt Honeysuckle Dog Amazon
15John Fahey Requiem for John Hurt Essential John Fahey Amazon
16Big Bill Broonzy Frankie And Johnny Classic African-American Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways) Amazon
17Ben Harper Sliding Delta Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
18Bettye LaVette Nobody's Dirty Business American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 2] Amazon
19Mike Dowling Blue Harvest Blues The Blues Ain't News Amazon
20Rory Block Candy Man Avalon: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
21Lucinda Williams Angels Laid Him Away Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
22Dave Alvin With Dean Schlabowske Louis Collins The Executioners Last Songs, Volume 2 Amazon
23Mississippi John Hurt Chicken Best Of Mississippi John Hurt [Live] Amazon
24John Oates My Creole Belle Arkansas Amazon
25Doc & Merle Watson Stack O'lee Ballads From Deep Gap Amazon
26Mississippi John Hurt Avalon Blues Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 OKeh Recordings Amazon
27Spuyten Duyvil Make Me A Pallet Social Hour Music Amazon

Free Form – Old Records

Old records are honored…as they are each week. The 33s, the 45s, and the 78s…all forms, all speeds. We’ll take a musical trip back to the dawn of doo wop, head to the border for an encounter with el toro relajo, visit the Big Broadcast sounds of early radio and hotel orchestras including Ted Weems and the Sunshine Boys. We’ll also gear up for a classic 1914 recording by the piano genius Felix Arndt. Arthur Alexander, Los Lobos, Tampa Red, and Left Frizzell also join in…just for you on a free form Friday morning on Deeper Roots.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Irma Thomas Old Records If You Want It, Come and Get It Amazon
3Lewis Bronzeville Five Natchez Mississippi Blues The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
4Leon Redbone Sweet Lorraine Any Time Amazon
5Los Lobos Goodnight My Love El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (2 of 4) Amazon
6The Treniers Good Rockin' Tonight They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon
7The Larks Rockin' in the Rocket Room Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
8The Swallows Roll, Roll, Pretty Baby Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
9Irma Thomas Girl Needs Boy Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
10Norah Jones How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams [LP/CD] Amazon
11Arthur Alexander Every Day I Have to Cry Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter Amazon
12Arthur Alexander Anna The Craft of Music, Vol. 2 Amazon
13Ry Cooder w/Jim Dickinson Texas Bop The Border/Alamo Bay Amazon
14The Mavericks Hey Tonight (Bonus) Quiero Creedence Amazon
15The Texas Tornados Little Bit Is Better Than Nada 4 Aces Amazon
16Don Santiago Jimenez Sr Ay Te Deja San Antonio Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
17Linda Ronstadt El Toro Relajo (The Troublesome Bull) Mas Canciones Amazon
18Dwight Yoakam This Time This Time Amazon
19Lefty Frizzell Just Can't Live That Fast (Any More) Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 2 – Legends Of Honky Tonk Amazon
20Charlie Walker Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 2 – Legends Of Honky Tonk Amazon
21Tex Russell & His Hollywood Cowboys What It Means To Be Blue Kings Of Western Swing, Vol. 2 Amazon
22Felix Arndt Desecration Rag The Big Broadcast vol. 9 Amazon
23The Sunshine Boys It's Unanimous 1929-1931 – The Complete Set Amazon
24Ted Weems & His Orchestra From Saturday Night Till Monday Morning The Complete Ted Weems and His Orchestra Vol. 2 (1926-1928) Amazon
25Danny Kaye Civilization Danny Kaye The Best of Amazon
26Tampa Red Shake It Up a Little The Bluebird Recordings (1934-1936) Amazon
27Louis Armstrong & All His Stars The Younger Generation When you're smiling Amazon
28Louis Armstrong A Kiss To Build A Dream On Wonderful World Of Louis Armstrong – Demo Amazon
29Bob Dylan The Love That Faded The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams [LP/CD] Amazon
30Charlie Louvin Knoxville Girl (w. Will Oldham) Charlie Louvin Amazon
31Vince Gill Randall Knife This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
32Modern Hicks Wings Of A Dove Tornado Alley Amazon
33Freddie King Lonesome Whistle Blues Ultimate Collection Amazon

Truck Drivin’ Songs

White line fever…that endless gray ribbon…asphalt mixed with bennies…and a whole lot of attitude around semis, mile markers, county mounties, and bobtail returns. Terminology you won’t hear too much on our show…except for this show which shares the songs of the long-haulers. Bill Kirchen, Red Simpson, Buck Owens, and Merle Haggard are just a sample of the performers joining in the fun where Cliff Bruner & His Boys introduce us to the first truck driving song “Truck Driver Blues” right up to that bad boy honky tonkin’ guitar trucker Dale Watson. You can’t escape the 18 wheel energy on Sonoma County Community Radio…straight from the Bakersfield asphalt to yours.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dick Curless A Tombstone Every Mile (1) A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD4 (1950-1969) Amazon
3Red Simpson Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer Amazon
4Lyle Lovett The Truck Song Anthology, Vol. 1: Cowboy Man Amazon
5Joe Ely White Line Fever Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
6Marty Stuart Truck Drivers' Blues Nashville Vol. 1: Tear The Woodpile Down Amazon
7Bill Kirchen Hillbilly Truck Drivin' Man Tied to the Wheel Amazon
8The Sons Of The Pioneers Diesel Smoke Country Legends Amazon
9Burl Ives With Grady Martin & His Slew Foot Five Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves Roughneck Blues 1949 – 1956 Amazon
10Bill Neely I'm A Truck Drivin' Daddy Texas Law & Justice Amazon
11Bob Ensign Midnight Trucker Front Porch Pickin': Bluegrass Instrumentals ('60s) Amazon
12Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun Semi-Truck Rig Rock Deluxe Amazon
13Red Simpson Happy Go Lucky Truck Driver The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer Amazon
14Jimmy Martin Truck Driving Man Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 3] Amazon
15Buck Owens Truck Drivin' Man Buck 'Em: The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Amazon
16Norton Buffalo Eighteen Wheels Lovin' In The Valley Of The Moon Amazon
17Dale Watson Been A Long Truckin Day The Trucking Sessions Vol 3 Amazon
18Merle Haggard Truck Driver's Blues Working In Tennessee Amazon
19Buck Owens Will There Be Big Rigs In Heaven Rig Rock Deluxe Amazon
20Dave Dudley Six Days On The Road Classic Country Amazon
21Bill Kirchen Mama Hated Diesels Seeds and Stems Amazon
22Cliff Bruner & His Boys Truck Driver's Blues (1939) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
23Jess Willard Truck Driver's Boogie Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
24Jimmy Martin Truck Driver's Queen Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 3] Amazon
25Parker Millsap Truck Stop Gospel Parker Millsap Amazon
26Asleep at the Wheel/Leon Rausch Truck Driver's Blues It's A Good Day Amazon
27Jim Lauderdale Diesel, Diesel, Diesel The Other Sessions Amazon
28Leon Russell Truck Drivin' Man Hank Wilson's Back [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
29BR5-49 18 Wheels And A Crowbar Big Backyard Beat Show Amazon
30Bill Kirchen Roll Truck Roll Tied to the Wheel Amazon
31Dale Watson Jack's Truck Stop & Cafe I Hate These Songs Amazon
32Little Willies Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves For the Good Times Amazon

The Old Chisholm Trail

Songs about moonlight on the trail this week. We revisit songs about Old Paint, cowpokes, outlaws, and the wide expanse of the range in this week’s show. Tradition, temperance, and memories of the Red River Valley with Michael Martin Murphey, Jimmie Driftwood, Rex Allen, Powder River Jack (featuring Kitty Lee), and many more cowboys from Hollywood and the old Navajo Trail. Storytelling and nostalgic novelties, most elevating the hardscrabble life of the West to a Disney featurette. Right here on Sonoma County community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Norman Luboff Choir Shenandoah Songs of the South and Songs of the Sea Amazon
3Gene Autry Tumbling Tumbleweeds Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 1] Amazon
4Gene Autry Back In the Saddle Again Don't Fence Me In:Western Music Early Golden Era Amazon
5The Western Flyers Along The Navajo Trail Wild Blue Yonder Amazon
6Marty Robbins The Strawberry Roan Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Amazon
7Duane Eddy Streets of Laredo Rebel Rouser Amazon
8Ernest Tubb The Yellow Rose Of Texas Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours Amazon
9Gene Autry & Jimmy Long The Yellow Rose Of Texas American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 2] Amazon
10Marty Robbins Red River Valley All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
11Johnny Bond Red River Valley History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 9 Amazon
12Roy Rogers & Dale Evans The Old Chisholm Trail 16 Great Songs Of The Old West Amazon
13Ken Curtis & The Sons of the Pioneers Home On The Range The Cowboy Album Amazon
14Ken Maynard Home On The Range When I Was A Cowboy, Volume 2 Amazon
15Judy Canova Along The Navajo Trail (Radio) Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West Cd 1 Amazon
16The Sons Of The Pioneers Along The Santa Fe Trail Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
17Rex Allen Riding Down To Mexico The Last of The Great Singing Cowboys Amazon
18Johnny Bond Goodbye Old Paint Standard Transcriptions Amazon
19Cisco Houston I Ride An Old Paint The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
20Michael Martin Murphey I Ride An Old Paint/Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo/Git Along Little Doggies Cowboy Songs Amazon
21Eddy Arnold Cattle Call Stampede! Western Music's Late Golden Era Amazon
22Roy Rogers & The Sons Of The Pioneers Blue Shadows On The Trail (From Walt Disney's "Melody Time") Country Legends Amazon
23Ken Maynard Lone Star Trail Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
24Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) Strawberry Roan Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
25Wilmer Watts And The Lonely Eagles Sleepy Desert Gastonia Gallop – Cotton Mill Songs & Hillbilly Blues 1927-1931 Amazon
26Carson Robison's Buckaroos Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
27Crowder Brothers Wild West Rambler When I Was A Cowboy: Early American Songs Of The West, Classic Recordings From The 1920's & 30's. Vol. 1 Amazon
28Powder River Jack, Kitty Lee Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail When I Was A Cowboy: Early American Songs Of The West, Classic Recordings From The 1920's & 30's. Vol. 1 Amazon
29Jimmie Driftwood Billy The Kid Americana, Vol. 2 Amazon
30Don Edwards Sam Bass Saddle Songs (1 of 2) Amazon
31The Light Crust Doughboys Oh Susannah Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 1] Hot Mama Stomp) Amazon
32Tex Ritter My Darling Clementine Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon
33Tex Ritter Chisholm Trail High Noon Amazon
34Roy Rogers & Dale Evans The Streets Of Laredo 16 Great Songs Of The Old West Amazon
35Roy Rogers & Dale Evans With Frank Worth & His Orchestra Happy Trails Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon

Elvis’ Roots

The influence of gospel, blues, country, and tradition has always informed the music of Elvis…and while we’re not digging too far into the later works, we’ll go sit with Elvis on the sofa with our ears to the Victrola and the crackling of WDIA Memphis and the smattering of black blues and gospel over the air. We’ll hear The Carters, Jimmy Reed, Smiley Lewis, Little Junior Parker, Mahalia Jackson, and a couple dozen more in this episode. Keep an ear out for some rare recordings including those whose meager popularity evaporated once Elvis went on to cover them. Names like Joe Dowell, The Eagles (not the LA band), Deacon Tom Foger, and Charlie Blackwell bely their contributions to the Elvis catalog.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
3Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys Blue Moon Of Kentucky Columbia Country Classics Volume 1: The Golden Age Amazon
4Ernest Tubb I Love You Because The Texas Troubadour ([Disc 2] – Slippin' Around (The Hits Vol.2) Amazon
5Gene Austin Love Letters In The Sand A Time To Relax Amazon
6Eddy Arnold It's a Sin Country & Western Hit Parade 1947 Amazon
7Red Foley Old Shep Tennessee Saturday Night Amazon
8The Lone Star Cowboys Just Because East Virginia Blues (When The Sun Goes Down Series) Amazon
9The Carter Family I'm Working On A Building The Carter Family: 1927-1934 [Disc 5] Amazon
10Deacon Tom Foger & The Camp Meeting Choir Working On The Building Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
11Kokomo Arnold Milk Cow Blues Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
12Arthur Gunter Baby Let's Play House The Best Of Excello Records Amazon
13Jimmy Reed Big Boss Man The Very Best of Jimmy Reed Amazon
14Jimmy Reed Baby What You Want Me To Do The Very Best of Jimmy Reed Amazon
15Arthur Big Boy Crudup So Glad You're Mine Rock Me Mama (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
16Arthur Big Boy Crudup So Glad You're Mine Rock Me Mama (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
17Little Junior Parker Mystery Train Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
18Little Richard Long Tall Sally Specialty Profiles: Larry Williams Amazon
19Chuck Berry Promised Land The Chess Box Disc 2 Amazon
20Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
21The Eagles Trying To Get To You Mercury R+B '46-'62 [Disc 1] Amazon
22Smiley Lewis One Night I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 3 Amazon
23Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters Money Honey Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four Amazon
24Roy Brown Good Rockin' Tonight Gettin' Funky [Disc 3] – The Hitmakers Amazon
25Ivory Joe Hunter I Need You So The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter : 1947 – 1950 Amazon
26Billy Bunn & His Buddies That's When Your Heartaches Begin Money Honey – Rise of the Black Vocal Group 51-53 Amazon
27Charlie Blackwell The Girl of My Best Friend Gems from the Warner Brothers Vault (Pt. 1) Amazon
28Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon
29Sister Rosetta Tharpe I Believe Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
30The Golden Gate Quartet Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (1946) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 5, 1939-1949) Amazon
31Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers Peace In The Valley The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
32Mahalia Jackson How Great Thou Art Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns, Vol.2 [Disc 1] Amazon
33Sister Rosetta Tharpe Precious Memories Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon
34Joe Dowell Wooden Heart Easy Listening Gold 1960-1961 Amazon
35Glen Gray & The Casa Lorne Orchestra Blue Moon Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon