Category Archives: Americana

New Moon

Deeper Roots goes extraterrestrial with a theme this morning. A ‘new moon’ is the phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth and, shortly thereafter, at a time when it appears as a slender crescent. This morning we honor this evening’s phase even though it’s one that has no face; the more celebratory of the moon’s visibility are full moons, half moons, and quarter moons. But that won’t stop us from celebrating with sounds from the deep past, the recent past, and what will someday be the past. Join Dave Stroud for the crooners (Crosby and Frankie), the 88 key boomers (Fats Waller and Ray Charles), and the songsmith tuners (Willie, Hank Snow, and Patsy Cline) as Friday morning takes to the night sky from Sonoma County’s own Valley of the Moon.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Traveling Wilburys New Blue Moon Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 Amazon
3Del McCoury, Doc Watson & Mac Wiseman New Moon Over My Shoulder Mac Doc Del Amazon
4Patsy Cline Blue Moon Of Kentucky The Patsy Cline Collection Amazon
5Ray Charles Dixie Moon The Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 4] Amazon
6Rodney Crowell Shame on the Moon The Essential Rodney Crowell Amazon
7k.d. lang & the Reclines Full Moon Full of Love Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
8Willie Nelson Sugar Moon You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
9Johnny Cash/Paul McCartney New Moon Over Jamaica Water from the Wells of Home Amazon
10Gene Autry There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder [Album Version] Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
11Hank Snow Dark Moon 1964 (Warped 6406) Amazon
12Fats Waller Let's Pretend There's A Moon Let's Pretend There's A Moon Amazon
13Bing Crosby Moonburn Classic Hoagy Carmichael [Disc 1] Amazon
14Artie Shaw There's A New Moon Over The Old Mill Non-Stop Flight Amazon
15Cliff Edwards It's Only A Paper Moon Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
16Boswell Sisters I Thank You Mr. Moon Boswell Sisters Amazon
17The Modernaires East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) Singin' And Swingin' Amazon
18Rosemary Clooney Old Devil Moon The Witching Hour Amazon
19Frank Sinatra Old Devil Moon Songs for Swingin' Lovers! Amazon
20Betty Carter The Moon Is Low Inside Betty Carter Amazon
21Dean Martin In The Misty Moonlight The Great Dean Martin Amazon
22Andy Williams Moon River Donna Reed's Dinner Party Amazon
23Willie Nelson Moonlight in Vermont Stardust [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
24Norton Buffalo Lovin' In The Valley Of The Moon Lovin' In The Valley Of The Moon Amazon
25Neville Brothers Yellow Moon Uptown Rulin': The Best Of The Neville Brothers Amazon
26The Dixie Cups Gee The Moon Is Shining Bright (Mono Single) The Complete Red Bird Recordings Amazon
27The Marcels Blue Moon Street Corner Symphonies (Disc 1) Amazon
28The Olympics Dance By The Light Of The Moon American Music Library: The Hits Of 1960 Amazon
29Little Richard By The Light Of The Silvery Moon The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
30The Capris There's a Moon Out Tonight Gems from the Columbia Vaults, Pt. 1 Amazon
31Jonathan King Everyone's Gone To The Moon Everyone's Gone To The Moon – Single Amazon
32Les Paul & Mary Ford How High The Moon Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
33Rex Allen Dreamy Montana Moon Last of the Great Singing Cowboys Amazon

Rock Island to James Alley

From the rail yard to back alleys of the urban south to St. James Infirmary, we explore that short life of trouble blending populist, folk, blues, and songs of the west. And we’ll hear contrasting sounds of new and old; stories of Gypsy Davie, Black Jack David, and hard gospel truths from the likes of Josh White, The Meat Purveyors, The Carters, Merrill Moore and Blind Willie Johnson. Deeper Roots’ first show of 2020 will inject the clarity of folk blues with traditional songs performed by contemporary artists alongside early century classics. Tune in every Friday morning at 9 on KOWS Community Radio for Deeper Roots. Streaming at kowsfm.com/listen.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash Rock Island Line His Sun Years: Down South Amazon
3Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Rock Island Line A Long Way from Home Amazon
4Merrill Moore Rock Island Line Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 2] Amazon
5Richard Rabbitt Brown James Alley Blues Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 3A: Songs Amazon
6Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands James Alley Blues (Featuring Aoife O'Donovan) The Hazel and Alice Sessions Amazon
7Bob Dylan Black Jack Davey Good As I Been To You Amazon
8Ray Rhodes Black Jack Davy (Child 200) Art of Field Recording: Volume II – Disc 4: Unaccompanied Songs and Ballads Amazon
9The Carter Family Black Jack David Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 5) Amazon
10Woody Guthrie Gypsy Davy Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection Amazon
11Arlo Guthrie Gypsy Davy Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys (Remastered 2004) Amazon
12Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men A Short Life of Trouble Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
13Buell Kazee A Short Life Of Trouble The Rose Grew Round The Briar Amazon
14Clarence Ashley Little Sadie A Portrait of Dylan Amazon
15Bob Dylan Little Sadie Self Portrait Amazon
16The Meat Purveyors John Hardy The Executioners Last Songs, Volume 3 Amazon
17The Carter Family John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads Amazon
18Blind Joe Taggart Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Vol. 2-(1929-34) Amazon
19Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
20Paul Thorn Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon
21Blind Willie Johnson Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Disc 1) Amazon
22Blind Willie Johnson John The Revelator Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 2B: Social Music Amazon
23Irma Thomas Another Man Done Gone After the Rain Amazon
24Carolina Chocolate Drops Another Man Done Gone Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind Amazon
25Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys This Train Vintage Collections Amazon
26Sister Rosetta Tharpe This Train Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Golden Gate Quartet Blind Barnabas Vol. 4 (1939-1943) Amazon
28The Blind Boys Of Alabama Old Blind Barnabas Atom Bomb Amazon
29Allen Toussaint St. James Infirmary The Bright Mississippi Amazon
30Josh White St. James Infirmary (mono) The Elektra Years – disc 1 Amazon
31Betty Boop St. James Infirmary Blues Betty Boop Amazon
32Merle Travis Over In Gloryland Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
33Tex Ritter Sam Bass Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon

Country Leftovers

Turkey leftovers? No, country leftovers. “…and I fell asleep with a troubled dream and dreamed I road on the hellbound train.” Just one line from one track from our Friday morning Deeper Roots show which focuses on some country songs ‘from the edge’. An eclectic blend of sometimes morose and other times kitschy stories of mid-century country singers looking for the next “Big Bad John” with stories of engine mishaps, disturbances of mind and relationships, and the general consensus of lyrical country that ‘the world is a monster’. Hillbillies, rabble rousers, and would-be crooners give us those tormented testimonies of country music. Join Dave Stroud for a very unusual collection of sounds from the archives of the fifties and sixties, when country blossomed; the songs he’s going to feature had a hard time cracking the Top 100 because the stories told are ‘out there’, even for country music.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dick Flood Hellbound Train Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
3Bill Anderson Goodbye Cruel World Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
4Rocky Porter The World Is A Monster The World Is A Monster Amazon
5Johnny Tyler God's Gonna Turn Us To Dust Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
6Buck Ritchey The Slave Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
7Anita Carter Satan's Child Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
8Art Kilmer & The Up-Town Four The Devil's Twist Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
9Roy And Georgia And The SO And SO's Devil Get Away From Me Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Rapture Amazon
10David Ingles (Satan Has Been) Paralyzed Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
11Jimmy Minor Satan's Chauffeur Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
12Steve Bledsoe Bang, Bang You're Dead Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
13The Looper Trio Life Beyond Death Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Rapture Amazon
14Danny Dill The Eyes Of Death The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
15Hank Williams The Angel Of Death Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
16Autry Inman Six Rounds Of Love And Hate Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
17Johnny Price Marijuana, The Devil Flower Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
18Don Bowman Spanish Weed 1967 (Warped 6706) Amazon
19Wendell Austin (And The Country Swings) LSD Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
20Bud Freeman & The Summa Cum Laude Orchestra Please Tell The World (A Message From The Grave) Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
21Red River Dave California Hippie Murders Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
22Mel Tillis Loco Weed (Single Version) The Best of Mel Tillis Amazon
23Olin Bingham They Wouldn't Listen To A Kid Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
24Jack Cook My Evil Mind Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 1 Amazon
25Ray Sanders Graveyard Dance Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
26Bill Carter Shot Four Times And Dyin' Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 2 Amazon
27Travelin' Texans Beating On The Bars Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 2 Amazon
28Len Barrow Hades Highway Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
29Don Bailey Fourteen Stories Down Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
30Charlie Gore Sin City Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
31Eddie Noack Ain't The Reaping Ever Done Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
32Eddie Noack Before You Use That Gun Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
33Troy Hess Please Don't Go Topless, Mother Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
34Jimmy Dean Big Bad John (Uncensored Version) Best of Answer Songs vol 3 Amazon
35Wanda Jackson Jesus Put A Yodel In My Soul Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon

Free Form After Kincade

A last minute playlist…some gentle sounds for listeners who’ve had a tough week here in Sonoma County. Songs of reflection take center stage on Deeper Roots where the scheduled playlist was a bit too frivolous to put on the air. With everyone focused on rebuilding, rehoming, and getting their power back as well as building a support network for those impacted through lost homes and property. And here’s to the first responders, the city and county officials who get it right this time…join Dave Stroud on a Saturday morning in October in a county still reeling from the firestorm of two years back. Easy listening is the order of the day.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Alvin California's Burning Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
3The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Be What You Are Amazon
4Kate Wolf Here In California Weaver Of Visions – Anthology (2) Amazon
5Simon & Garfunkel Homeward Bound The Essential Simon & Garfunkel Amazon
6Simon & Garfunkel America The Essential Simon & Garfunkel [Disc 2] Amazon
7The Youngbloods Get Together Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods Amazon
8Maria McKee Let Your Light Shine On Me God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
9Paul Simon Feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo Amazing Grace The Warner Brothers Collection Amazon
10Creedence Clearwater Revival The Midnight Special Chronicle: Volume Two Amazon
11The Venice Four with Rose Stone and The Abbot Kinney Lighthouse Choir Let Your Light Shine On Me [Album Version] The Ladykillers Music From The Motion Picture Amazon
12The Staple Singers Jacob's Ladder Freedom Highway Amazon
13Marty Robbins You Gotta Climb 1963 (Warped 6373) Amazon
14Neko Case Thanks A Lot The Virginian Amazon
15Geraint Watkins Go West Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
16Nick Lowe Rome Wasn't Built In a Day At My Age Amazon
17Gram Parsons In My Hour of Darkness Exposed Roots: Best of Alt. Country Disc 2 Amazon
18The Band All LA Glory Stage Fright Amazon
19Bob Dylan Shelter from the Storm Blood on the Tracks Amazon
20Elvis Presley Promised Land Artist of the Century Disc 3 Amazon
21John Hiatt Ethylene Walk On Amazon
22Neil Young Peace of Mind Comes a Time Amazon
23Luna California (All the Way) Bewitched Amazon
24The Band The Weight The Best of the Band Amazon
25Arthur Alexander Every Day I Have to Cry Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter Amazon
26Mike Farris Snap Your Fingers Silver & Stone Amazon
27Willie Nelson Funny How Time Slips Away One Hell Of A Ride Amazon

Swing on a Star

We’ve got an eclectic collection of sounds today as we take on yet another free form collection of soul, folk, doo wop, R&B, country, blues, and Americana on Deeper Roots. Listen in as we spend time with Billy Ward & The Dominoes, Etta James, Tom Waits, The Harlan County Four, and Buck Owens. The show features mini-themes of Sonoma County, Bakersfield, and birthdays….nothing too political, nothing to lovey dovey…just a collection of fun sounds from some recent Americana talents and some legends, all for you, all on KOWS Community Radio this week, streaming to the world on www.freespeechnobull.com.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Would You Like to Swing on a Star? Sunday Street Amazon
3Gillian Welch Elvis Presley Blues Artist's Choice: Emmylou Harris Amazon
4Elvis Presley A Thing Called Love He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 2 Amazon
5The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) #1 Love Songs Of The '70s Amazon
6Marvin Gaye Pride and Joy 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
7Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto In The Basement (Part 1) (with Etta James) Go Go Power: The Complete Chess Singles (1961-1966) Amazon
8Rufus Brown Keep A Knockin' Stompin' 6 Amazon
9Billy Ward & The Dominoes Tootsie Roll (03-02-54) 1953-1954 Amazon
10Al Jolson Toot, Toot, Tootsie The Best Of The Decca Years Amazon
11Sam Cooke Only Sixteen Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
12The Orlons Happy Birthday, Mr. 21 The Orlons Down Memory Lane Amazon
13Phil Lawrence Samba de Sonoma Mandolin Heaven Amazon
14Danny Sorentino Sonoma County Stars Real Music (Disc 1) Amazon
15Duke Robillard/Sunny Crownover Occidental Woman Tales from the Tiki Lounge Amazon
16Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Bohemian Highway Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Amazon
17Eric Lindell West County Drifter Cazadero Amazon
18Charley Crockett The Way I'm Livin' (Santa Rosa) The Valley Amazon
19Kyle Martin Santa Rosa Kyle Martin Amazon
20The Harlan County Four Atomic Telephone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
21David Rawlings Money Is the Meat in the Coconut Poor David's Almanack Amazon
22John Hammond, Jr. Clap Hands Wicked Grin Amazon
23Willie Nelson;Sheryl Crow;Lukas Nelson Come On Up To The House Heroes Amazon
24Tom Waits Georgia Lee Mule Variations Amazon
25Roy Orbison California Blue Mystery Girl Amazon
26Don Rich & The Buckaroos Hello California Guitar Pickin' Man Amazon
27Buck Owens Streets Of Bakersfield Buck 'Em! Volume Two: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) Amazon
28Bill Kirchen Hounds Of The Bakersfield Transatlanticana Amazon
29Merle Haggard Mama Tried Okie From Muskogee Amazon
30Dave Alvin/Los Straitjackets California Sun Sing Along With Amazon
31Greg Brown Pledging My Time A Nod To Bob: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His Sixtieth Birthday Amazon

Covering Elvis

This morning’s show will be a collection of Elvis covers; songs that hit the charts for Elvis from 1956 into the break of the 1970s. Mostly number ones, but some repeated favorites, all covered by a cross-section of his contemporaries and those from another generation. We’ll have everyone from Santo & Johnny and Bobby Gentry to Rosie Flores and John Prine putting forward covers of Elvis Presley treats. We’ve also got a version of Heartbreak Hotel by Hanni El Khabib, a rare piece by rocker and session man (not bluesman) Robert Johnson, Billy Burnette’s bluegrass, and some C. J. Chenier to keep the eclectic blend alive. We’re on Friday mornings at 9 Pacific on KOWS and Friday evenings at 9 Pacific on KWTF.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobby Bare That's All Right 1971 Amazon
3Ricky Nelson There's Good Rockin' Tonight Ricky Nelson Amazon
4Chris Isaak I Forgot to Remember to Forget Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
5John Prine & Mac Wiseman I Forgot to Remember to Forget Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
6Hanni El Khatib Heartbreak Hotel Will the Guns Come Out Amazon
7Marty Stuart/The Staple Singers Don't Be Cruel (To a Heart That's True) The Marty Party Hit Pack Amazon
8Jon Spencer All Shook Up Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
9Debbie Harry Don't Be Cruel Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
10Eric Clapton Hound Dog Journeyman Amazon
11Linda Ronstadt Love Me Tender Living In The U.S.A. Amazon
12Rosie Flores Too Much Working Girl's Guitar Amazon
13Billy Joel All Shook Up Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
14C.J. Chenier Teddy Bear Step It Up! Amazon
15Dion Jailhouse Rock (Album) Heroes: Giants of Early Guitar Rock Amazon
16Ricky Van Shelton Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
17Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen Hard Headed Woman Sleazy Roadside Stories Amazon
18Ken Lovelace One Night Twenty Years Overnight Amazon
19Raul Malo (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I After Hours Amazon
20Billy Burnette; Shawn Camp A Big Hunk O' Love The Bluegrass Elvises, Vol. 1 Amazon
21Billy Burnette/Shawn Camp Are You Lonesome Tonight The Bluegrass Elvises, Vol. 1 Amazon
22Chris Isaak It's Now or Never Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
23Del Shannon His Latest Flame Home and Away: The Complete Recording 1960-1970 – CD1 Amazon
24Chris Isaak Can't Help Falling in Love Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
25The Marvelettes Good Luck Charm Four By Four – Girl Groups Amazon
26Dave Edmunds Return to Sender Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
27Trisha Yearwood (You're The) Devil in Disguise Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
28Aaron Neville Crying In The Chapel The Tattooed Heart Amazon
29Santo & Johnny Crying In the Chapel Santo And Johnny, The Best of Amazon
30Bobbie Gentry In The Ghetto Ode To Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years Amazon
31Waylon Jennings Suspicious Minds Singles Amazon
32Mark James Suspicious Minds Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
33Robert Johnson Burning Love Close Personal Friend Amazon
34Chet Atkins It's Now Or Never The Guitar Genius Amazon

Guy Clark Tribute

Songs that were personal. Vignettes about the real world. A study in memories but on a deeper level where one wrestles the blood out of the words; and his were usually the simplest of words. Economy of words means a broader vision. That’s what I think of when I think of Guy Clark’s songs. From his sprawling narratives to the trapdoors he leaves you when he’s finished, his music was a little slice of melodic nuance laced with words that mattered. Every one. This week’s show won’t beat around the bush; we’ll just put them out there to reflect on and give a little bit of thanks that we have them. We’ll hear from Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, and a few nuggets from Guy himself.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Rosanne Cash Better Days This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Amazon
3Jerry Jeff Walker Boats to Build Cowboy Boots & Bathin Suits Amazon
4Steve Earle & The Dukes L.A. Freeway Guy Amazon
5Ricky Skaggs Heartbroke Highways & Heartaches Amazon
6Guy Clark Desperadoes Waiting For A Train Heartworn Highways Amazon
7Joe Ely Magdalene Panhandle Rambler Amazon
8Jerry Jeff Walker My Favorite Picture Of You This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
9Willie Nelson My Favorite Picture of You Ride Me Back Home Amazon
10Nanci Griffith She Ain't Goin' Nowhere Blue Roses From The Moons Amazon
11Guy Clark Intro: The Randall Knife Songs and Stories Amazon
12Guy Clark The Randall Knife Songs and Stories Amazon
13Vince Gill Randall Knife This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
14Asleep at the Wheel The Cape Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
15Asleep At The Wheel Blowin' Like A Bandit [Album Version] The Swingin' Best Of Asleep At The Wheel Amazon
16Verlon Thompson All Through Throwin' Good Love After Bad This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
17Johnny Cash Let Him Roll Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
18The Everly Brothers A Nickel For The Fiddler Country Classics Amazon
19Lyle Lovett Step Inside This House (Step Inside My House) Step Inside This House Disc 1 Amazon
20Jamie Lin Wilson Instant Coffee Blues (feat. Jack Ingram) Jumping Over Rocks Amazon
21Hayes Carll Rivertown Little Rock Amazon
22Emmylou Harris Bang the Drum Slowly Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems Disc 2 Amazon
23Shannon McNally Black Haired Boy Black Irish Amazon
24Rodney Crowell Stuff That Works Let The Picture Paint Itself Amazon
25Steve Earle & The Dukes Dublin Blues Guy Amazon
26Guy Clark & The Jordanaires Honky Tonk Song Caught in the Webb Amazon
27Ray Wylie Hubbard Homegrown Tomatoes This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Amazon

More Western Swing

The home page of the Western Swing Society describes western swing as “a division of the American phenomenon known as jazz [fusing] elements of musical roots…including blues, Dixieland, ragtime, big band, country, pop, and breakdowns.” That kind of explains why we revisit this genre so often here on Deeper Roots. What it has most in common with jazz is the use of improvisation; what it does try to do is to take things one step further: make it dance-able. The foot-tapping rhythm and the encouragement of participation drew audiences far and wide from the north, south, east and west. This week show meanders through some fun sounds including tracks Hank Penny, Milton Brown, Ocie Stockard, and (of course) Bob Wills. We’ll have some tribute songs and old standards for you on Sonoma County community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Adolph Hofner Alamo Rag Southern Belle [Disc 1] Amazon
3Milton Brown Hesitation Blues Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 2] Amazon
4Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies My Galveston Gal The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
5Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Somebody Stole My Gal Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 3 : Easy Ridin' Papa Amazon
6Ocie Stockard You Turned Me Down You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
7Ocie Stockard & His Wanderers Bass Man Jive Western Swing: Hot Hillbilly Jazz & Blues – 1935-1947 Amazon
8The Sunshine Boys Gonna Get Tight (1939) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
9Louise Massey & The Westerners Billy Boy (1940) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
10Sons Of The West Sally's Got a Wooden Leg The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
11The Hi-Flyers Watcha Gonna Do The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
12Johnny Cash W. Lee O Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys) Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
13The Light Crust Doughboys Good Gracious Gracie (1940) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
14W. Lee & His Hillbilly Boys Please Pass The Biscuits Pappy Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
15W. Lee & His Hillbilly Boys Old Yazoo Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
16Hank Penny And His Radio Cowboys Chill Tonic (Instrumental) Okeh Western Swing Amazon
17Hank Penny Wildcat Mama Western Swing 40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 2] Amazon
18Hank Penny Cowboy's Swing King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon
19Don Churchill & The Texas Mavericks One Year Ago Tonight The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
20Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys I'm a Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) Legends of Country Music Disc 2 Amazon
21Bob Wills Cherokee Maiden Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
22Bob Wills Right or Wrong Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
23Adolph Hofner Let's Count The Stars You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
24Ted Daffan's Texans Too Far Gone Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
25Zeke Clements Oklahoma Blues The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
26Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams I Found a New Baby Shame On You Amazon
27Spade Cooley You Better Do It Now Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
28Tommy Duncan You Put Me On My Feet Texas Moon Amazon
29Slim Harbert & His Boys Around The Corner At Smokey Joe's You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
30Leon Rusk Air Mail Special On The Fly Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 3] It Ain't Far To The Bar) Amazon
31Leon Selph She's Gone Away You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
32Ted Daffan's Texans Worried Mind Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 2] Tulsa Twist) Amazon
33W. Lee O'Daniel O'Daniel radio show sign off Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
34Bill Nettles & His Dixie Blue Boys She Selling What She Used To Give Away Kings Of Western Swing, Vol. 2 Amazon

Moon Baby

A laid back Friday morning in store as we celebrate a century of America’s music with classics from every corner. Dave Stroud hosts with a potpourri of doo wop, gospel, rock, R&B, soul, and country wrapped up just for Deeper Roots listeners out there. We’ll be hearing from Johnny Cash, The Ravens, Mike Farris, (more than one) Bo Diddley, and The Neville Brothers as we watch the trees turn their late summer umber under warm Sonoma County September skies. Tune in for the very best, including The Living Sisters and The Andrews Sisters, side by side, this one time. Only on Community Radio because all other $$$ stations fail to play with heart.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bo Diddley Moon Baby Bo Diddley Is A Lover Amazon
3Johnny Cash I'm Ragged But I'm Right Life Amazon
4Mike Farris Tennessee Girl Silver & Stone Amazon
5Bruce Springsteen Old Dan Tucker We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
6Bruce Springsteen I Ain't Got No Home Folkways: A Vision Shared-A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly Amazon
7Eddie Money Two Tickets to Paradise Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money Amazon
8Mudcrutch Shady Grove Mudcrutch Amazon
9David Lindley and Wally Ingram Pay Bo Diddley Twango Bango Deluxe Amazon
10Bo Diddley Crackin' Up Go Bo Diddley Amazon
11John Fogerty Blue Moon Nights Blue Moon Swamp Amazon
12John Hiatt Dust Down a Country Road Walk On Amazon
13Johnny Cash W. Lee O Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys) Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
14The Light Crust Doughboys Loud Mouth The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
15Little Jimmy Dickens Me And My Big Loud Mouth Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
16Sister Emily Bram Each Day Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
17Brother Joe May Working On A Building The Great Gospel Men: 27 Classic Performances By The Greatest Gospel Men Amazon
18Ruthie Foster Death Came A'Knockin' Oxford American Southern Music Texas Amazon
19The Neville Brothers A Change Is Gonna Come Yellow Moon Amazon
20Ry Cooder Waitin' For Some Girl I, Flathead Amazon
21Dan Penn I'm Living Good The Fame Recordings Amazon
22The Redcaps Just For You The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
23The Ravens Careless Love The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 2- Birdland Amazon
24The Flamingos Ko Ko Mo The Best Of The Flamingos Amazon
25The Cadillacs Betty My Love For Collectors Only (Disc 1) Amazon
26Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five w/ Ella Fitzgerald Stone Cold Dead In The Market Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 1944 – 1946 Amazon
27The Andrews Sisters Rum And Coca-Cola 20th Century Masters: Millenni Amazon
28The Living Sisters (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am Love to Live Amazon
29Aretha Franklin Do Right Woman, Do Right Man [Stereo Version][*][Version] I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Amazon
30Solomon Burke Take Me (Just As I Am) King Solomon / I Wish I Knew Amazon
31The Ink Spots When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
32Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit She Don't Love Nobody The Rose of England Amazon
33Hank Thompson The King Of Western Swing The Best Of Hank Thompson 1966-1979 Amazon

Deeper Memphis Minnie

Well, it’s about time. For being one of the premier blues women of the 20th century, we’ve been remiss in our coverage here on Deeper Roots. You can, however, check out our blog post Memphis Minnie on the Ice Box to prepare you for the music we’ve got for you this coming Friday.  Not only will we share some classic tunes from Minnie and Kansas City Joe McCoy but we’ll be pairing much of them with contemporary covers including some special ones: the Alabama Shakes, Maria Muldaur, Precious Bryant, and Eilen Jewell (just to name a few). The article mentioned above is a well worn first hand observation of a Memphis Minnie performance published in the Chicago Defender in 1942, written by Langston Hughes. We’ve got enough to fill the room…and the airwaves, this coming Friday morning so here’s hoping you can drop in.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Memphis Minnie Pig Meat On The Line [Album Version] Queen Of The Blues Amazon
3Alabama Shakes Killer Diller Blues American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 1] Amazon
4Memphis Minnie Killer Diller Blues [Album Version] Queen Of The Blues Amazon
5Maria Muldaur, Del Rey, Steve James Crazy Cryin' Blues ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
6Memphis Minnie Crazy Cryin' Blues Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
7Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
8Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
9Rory Block When You Love Me ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
10Eilen Jewell Nothing In Rambling Down Hearted Blues Amazon
11Precious Bryant Black Rat Swing Fool Me Good Amazon
12Precious Bryant My Chauffeur The Truth Amazon
13Maria Muldaur, Del Rey Lookin' The World Over ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
14Clifton Chenier Me And My Chauffeur King Of The Bayous Amazon
15Maria Muldaur, Roy Rogers, Roly Salley Me And My Chauffeur Blues ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
16Memphis Minnie What's The Matter With The Mill Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ben Winship What's The Matter With the Well Toolshed Amazon
18Phoebe Snow, David Bromberg In My Girlish Days ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
19Doug Quattlebaum You Is One Black Rat The Bluesville Years Volume 10: Country Roads, Country Days Amazon
20Lucinda Williams Nothing In Rambling [Live] Passionate Kisses [EP] Amazon
21Memphis Minnie with Little Joe & His Band Me and My Chauffeur Blues Electric BluesPart 1: Beginnings 1939-1954 Amazon
22Johnny Shines Bumble Bee Blues Traditional Delta Blues Amazon
23Whispering Smith Looking the World Over Swamp Blues Amazon
24Memphis Minnie Dirty Mother For You Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
25Memphis Minnie New Dirty Dozen Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
26Memphis Minnie If You See My Rooster (Please Run Him Home) Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
27Memphis Minnie Ice Man (Come On Up) Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
28Maria Muldaur I'm Goin' Back Home Richland Woman Blues Amazon
29Big Mama Thornton/Muddy Waters Blues Band Looking the World Over With the Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966 Amazon
30Tampa Red Bumble Bee Blues Guitar Wizards (1926-1935) Amazon
31Ruthie Foster, Steve Freund, Tanya Richardson, Samantha Banks Keep Your Big Mouth Closed ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon