Category Archives: Americana

The Object of My Affection

It’s a free form episode that follows the American songbook stream of musical consciousness from the early twentieth century right up through some contemporary sounds. A river of rhythm and song…. doo wop shoo wops, the 88 key bounce of boogie woogie, master jelly roll bakers, and sweet confections for you on a warm summer Friday morning from the West County studios of KOWS radio. Performances will include Les Paul, Peggy Lee, Levon Helm, The Adderly Brothers, Jesse Winchester, and a couple dozen more of your favorites. Settle in for a free form collection of memories and musical gems from the past century with your host, Dave Stroud.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mavis Staples We Go High If All I Was Was Black Amazon
3Fats Domino Telling Lies Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 4 Amazon
4Sister Rosetta Tharpe No Room In the Church for Liars Precious Memories Amazon
5Sister Rosetta Tharpe Let That Liar Alone ABC Of The Blues Vol 43 Amazon
6Reverend A. Johnson Let That Liar Pass On By 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon
7Radio Yesterday Lights Out Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
8Martha Fields Southern White Lies Southern White Lies Amazon
9Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands Let That Liar Alone (Featuring Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Harley Eblen & Andrew Conklin) The Hazel and Alice Sessions Amazon
10The Carter Family You Better Let That Liar Alone Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 3) Amazon
11David Olney No Lies One Tough Town Amazon
12Rosalie Allen Hitler Lives Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
13Carl Smith Wicked Lies Kisses Don't Lie Amazon
14The Nashville Bluegrass Band The Biggest Liars in Town Home of the Blues Amazon
15Flatt & Scruggs Poison Lies The Stanley Brothers: Selected Sides 1947-1953 [Disc 2] Amazon
16Les Paul & Mary Ford Lies Bye Bye Blues/Les and Mary Amazon
17Cyndi Lauper Lies A Hat Full Of Stars Amazon
18The Roosevelts Tell Only Lies The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn Amazon
19Ian Gomm Dirty Lies Summer Holiday Amazon
20The Castaways Liar, Liar Good Morning Vietnam [Soundtrack] Amazon
21The Knickerbockers Lies Nuggets Sampler 1965-1968 Amazon
22Tex Grande & His Range Riders Hitler's Reply to Mussolini Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
23Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers Tellin' Lies The Eyes of Texas Amazon
24John Hartford Politic Hamilton Ironworks Amazon
25Mimi & Richard Farina House Un-American Blues Activity Dream Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
26Dar Williams/Doug Wainoris/G.E. Smith/Steve Holley/T-Bone Walk All Men Are Liars Labour of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe Amazon
27J.J. Cale Lies The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
28Frankie Boots And The County Line Pack Of Lies Frankie Boots And The County Line Amazon
29Neko Case Lonely Old Lies The Virginian Amazon
30Johnnie Taylor Running Out Of Lies Lifetime: A Retrospective Of Soul, Blues & Gospel 1956- 1999 [Disc 3] Amazon

Answer Songs

Answer songs. A novelty of the music business that has always had a place but it truly exploded, becoming habit-forming with the advent of Top 30 radio in the fifties and sixties. Seldom was there an answer song that responded to a question that was not a big success. This week on Deeper Roots, it will be a ’round robin’ of ‘question followed by answer’ songs including the obscure (which about 99% of the so-called answer songs were). You’ll be treated to the sounds of Tennessee Ernie Ford, Muddy Waters, Rufus Thomas, Dodie Stevens, and Elvis (of course) on a summer Friday in West Sonoma County.

 

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ernest Tubb Rainbow At Midnight The Texas Troubadour ([Disc 1] – Walking The Floor Over You (The Hits Vol.1) Amazon
3Slim Bryant and his Wildcats/Lost John Miller Answer to Rainbow At Midnight Answer to Rainbow At Midnight Amazon
4Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys The Wild Side Of Life Vintage Collections Amazon
5Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels The Complete Country Hits Amazon
6Hank Locklin Please Help Me, I'm Falling Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 60's. Vol. 2 Amazon
7Skeeter Davis (I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too The Essential Skeeter Davis Amazon
8Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons Vintage Collections Amazon
9Patsy Montana 16 Pounds Best of Answer Songs vol 2 Amazon
10Merle Haggard Okie From Muskogee Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
11Lowell Levinger Hippie From Olema Get Together- Youngblood Classics Amazon
12Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Blues Masters Vol. 3: Texas Blues Amazon
13Rufus Thomas Bear Cat Living The Blues – 1953-1954 Blues Classics Amazon
14Elvis Presley Little Sister Elvis' Golden Records (Volume 3) Amazon
15Lavern Baker Hey Memphis Best of Answer Songs vol 2 Amazon
16Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis' Golden Records (Volume 3) Amazon
17Dodie Stevens Yes, I'm Lonesome Tonight Ultimate Collection Amazon
18Claude King Wolverton Mountain Classic Country Amazon
19Jo Ann Campbell (I'm the Girl From) Wolverton Mountain Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 Disc 2 Amazon
20Roy Drusky & Priscilla Mitchell Yes Mr. Peters Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
21Justin Tubb & Lorene Mann Hurry Mr. Peters Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
22Muddy Waters (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues Amazon
23Bo Diddley I'm A Man 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – The Best Of Bo Diddley Amazon
24Muddy Waters Mannish Boy The Definitive Collection Amazon
25The Dominoes Sixty Minute Man The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 4: Doo-Wop Dancin' Amazon
26Billy Ward & the Dominoes Can't Do Sixty No More Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
27The Bobbettes Mr. Lee Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 3] – The Rock 'n' Roll Era Amazon
28The Bobbettes I Shot Mr. Lee Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 4] – Group Revival Amazon
29Neil Sedaka Oh! Carol All Time Greatest Hits Amazon
30Carole King Oh Neil Best of Answer Songs vol 1 Amazon
31Sam Cooke Bring It on Home to Me Greatest Hits Amazon
32Carla Thomas I'll Bring It Home To You Gee Whiz & Other Hits Amazon
33Ben E. King Stand By Me Heatin' Up Amazon
34Damita Jo I'll Be There Best of Answer Songs vol 1 Amazon
35Ernie K-Doe Mother-In-Law Absolutely the Best Amazon
36Paul Peek Brother-In-Law Best of Answer Songs vol 2 Amazon

Political Science

The winds of social change become the storm from every direction when authoritarianism, tyranny, and facism begin to take shape. And music has always played a part when speaking truth to power. The most important role of an American citizen is to vote. There is no greater enemy than apathy. The songs we share on Deeper Roots today focus on Civil Rights, war for the cause of oil, voting as voice, and the fight for power in the New World Order. Tune in for performances from Phil Ochs, Ben Harper, Drive-By Truckers, Roy Zimmerman, and Iris DeMent on a show that explores some political science in harmony, vocals, and melodies to make a stand.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Roy Zimmerman Real America Real American Amazon
3Jackson Browne The Dreamer The Dreamer Amazon
4Steve Earle with Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark 16 Immigrant Eyes Together at The Bluebird Cafe Amazon
5Steve Earle City Of Immigrants (With Forro In The Dark) Washington Square Serenade Amazon
6Roy Zimmerman My Vote My Voice My Right The Faucet's On Fire Amazon
7Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore There But for Fortune Amazon
8The Byrds Draft Morning The Notorious Byrd Brothers Amazon
9Barry McGuire Eve of Destruction Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1965 Amazon
10Bruce Cockburn If I Had A Rocket Launcher Waiting For A Miracle: Singles 1970-1987 Amazon
11Randy Newman Political Science The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1 Amazon
12Joan Baez The President Sang Amazing Grace Whistle Down the Wind Amazon
13Drive-By Truckers What It Means American Band Amazon
14Drive-By Truckers Guns Of Umpqua American Band Amazon
15Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is Call It What It Is Amazon
16Mavis Staples We Go High If All I Was Was Black Amazon
17Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
18C.O.R.E. Freedom Singers Get Your Rights, Jack Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
19Nina Simone To Be Young, Gifted And Black Forever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs Of Freedom And Spirit Amazon
20The Staple Singers Freedom Highway Freedom Highway Amazon
21The Almanac Singers Dear Mr. President Woody Guthrie And American Folk Giants Amazon
22Woody Guthrie This Land Is Your Land American Roots Music [Disc 3] Amazon
23Joan Baez I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 4] Amazon
24Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 2 Amazon
25Randy Newman Every Man a King Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
26Randy Newman Rednecks Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
27The Blind Boys of Alabama Pray for Peace Almost Home Amazon
28Public Enemy Fight The Power Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music Amazon

Tell Old Bill

We’ve got another free form collection of sounds for a Friday in Sonoma County. The July heat has us moving a little slower as everything around us appears to move at breakneck speed. So the idea is to help us find our center and we do that with sounds from the islands with Joe Keawe and Arthur Lyman, soul from the heart by Solomon Burke and Betty Everett, and some tradition with a mix of Johnny Cash, Ry Cooder, and Bob Wills. We find our muse throughout with David Lindley and El Rayo-X. Join us.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Tell Old Bill Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Amazon
3K.C. Douglas Mercury Blues Classic Blues From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
4Jackson Browne & David Lindley Mercury Blues Love Is Strange [Disc 1] Amazon
5Warren Zevon Gorilla, You're A Desperado I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) [Disc 1] Amazon
6Billy Butler & The Enchanters I Can't Work No Longer Kent's Cellar Of Soul: Volume 2 Amazon
7The Temptations Papa Was A Rollin' Stone Anthology, Vol. 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
8Chris Barber's Jazz Band Petite Fleur (Little FLower) Your Hit Parade -1959 Amazon
9Joanie Sommers Johnny Get Angry Gems from the Warner Brothers Vault (Pt. 1) Amazon
10Arthur Lyman Group Maui Chimes The Best of the Arthur Lyman Group Amazon
11Sol K. Bright's Hollywaiians Tomi Tomi Vintage Hawaiian Music: The Great Singers 1928 – 1934 Amazon
12Joe Keawe My Little Grass Shack Hapa-Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics – Vintage Hawaiian Treasures: Vol. I Amazon
13Dave Van Ronk My Little Grass Shack (In Kealakekua, Hawaii) A Chrestomathy [Disc 2] Amazon
14Ry Cooder Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now) Jazz (Remaster 2013) Amazon
15Rhiannon Giddens Up Above My Head Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe Singing in My Soul The Original Soul Sister: Singing in My Soul [Disc 3] Amazon
17Etta James Something's Got a Hold on Me Chess Blues Disc 4 Amazon
18Betty Everett You're No Good Something's Got A Hold On Me Amazon
19Solomon Burke If You Need Me Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
20The Impressions Gypsy Woman Hit The Road Jack: The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
21Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas And The Sinus Blues Having A Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best Of, Volume 1 Amazon
22Wild Tchoupitoulas Brother John Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan – Season 3 [[Disc 2]] Amazon
23Nappy Brown Goody Goody Gum Drop Night Time Is the Right Time [Disc 1] Amazon
24Johnny Cash Understand Your Man 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
25Johnny Cash Cindy[w. Nick Cave] Unearthed Vol 3 – Redemption Songs Amazon
26Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Get Along Home, Cindy Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 8 Amazon
27The Louvin Brothers I Wonder Where You Are Tonight Close Harmony [Disc 3] Amazon
28Jimmy Dean Big Bad John (Uncensored Version) Best of Answer Songs vol 3 Amazon
29Big Brother & the Holding Company/Janis Joplin Bye Bye Baby Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits Amazon
30Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers Get Along Home, Miss Cindy Arkansas at 78 RPM: Corn Dodgers & Hoss Hair Pullers Amazon
31David Lindley & El Rayo-X Texas Tango Very Greasy Amazon
32David Lindley Mercury Blues El Rayo-X Amazon

Carl Sandburg’s Songbag

Published in 1927, populist poet Carl Sandburg’s anthology of American folksongs was in print for over 70 years. It influenced generations of musicians and is a cornerstone in the foundation of American folk and tradition. Sandburg himself described it as a “ragbag of stripes and streaks of color from nearly all ends of the earth…rich with the diversity of the United States.” Today’s show pulls samples from the book featuring performances by Dan Zanes, Bob Dylan, The Weavers, The Blue Sky Boys, and David Rawlings. True Americana from the deeper wells of America’s music.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Zora Layman & The Hometowners When The Curtains Of The Night Are Pinned Back By The Stars Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats Amazon
3Johnny Cash The Streets of Laredo Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 2] Amazon
4Sons of the Pioneers Lone Star Trail Songs of the Prairie – CD2 Amazon
5Tex Ritter Whoopee Ti Yi Yo (Git Along Little Dogies) Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon
6The Weavers Get Along Little Dogies The Weavers Almanac Amazon
7Woody Guthrie Buffalo Skinners (traditional, arr. Woody Guthrie) Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
8Oscar Brand The Tenderfoot Pie In The Sky Amazon
9The Blue Sky Boys Trail To Mexico American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 1] Amazon
10Marc Williams The Little Old Sod Shanty On My Claim Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats Amazon
11Mac Wiseman Turkey In The Straw Sings Old Time Country Favorites Amazon
12The Blue Sky Boys Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet Presenting The Blue Sky Boys Amazon
13Dan Zanes I Was Born Almost Ten Thousand Years Ago Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
14Dan Zanes California Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
15Hylo Brown Sweet Betsy From Pike Legends & Tall Tales Amazon
16BR5-49 Sweet Betsy from Pike Song of America Amazon
17Tennessee Ernie Ford Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot This Lusty Land Amazon
18Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers The Old Gray Mare And The Skillet Lickers Vol. 2 Amazon
19David Rawlings Money Is the Meat in the Coconut Poor David's Almanack Amazon
20Kilby Snow Chicken Reel (Folk) Masters of Old-Time Country Autoharp Amazon
21The Everly Brothers Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Amazon
22Carolina Chocolate Drops Sourwood Mountain Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind Amazon
23Molly Mason & Jay Ungar The Lover's Lament The Lovers' Waltz Amazon
24Marty Robbins Red River Valley All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
25Dick Curless Red River Valley A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD2 (1950-1969) Amazon
26The Doc Watson Family One Morning In May Tradition Amazon
27Dave Van Ronk Kentucky Moonshiner Inside Dave Van Ronk Amazon
28Otis Redding Down In The Valley Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
29Slim Whitman Down In The Valley Country Greats #2 Amazon
30Bob Dylan Froggie Went A-Courtin' Good As I Been To You Amazon
31Tex Ritter Froggie Went A-Courtin' Singing In The Saddle Amazon
32Dan Zanes The Monkey's Wedding Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
33Doc Watson The Ship That Never Returned My Dear Old Southern Home Amazon
34Hank Penny It Ain't Gonna Rain No More King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon

Springtime in Alaska

Winsome sounds from every corner, opening with Johnny Horton and closing somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line with the soul of Barbara Lynn. Today’s show reaches into the jazz bins for something new and old…a Duke Ellington cover by Wynton Marsalis; gospel covers by Nick Lowe, tradition from Bill Monroe, and Johnny Cash along with a number of so-called Cash-a-likes. It’s a free form collection in our Friday morning show from West County. So what’s it all got to do with Alaska, you ask. Not much, only a great song name to suggest cool music and a Friday full of colorful music.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Horton When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below) Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (2 of 2) Amazon
3Bobby Bare Delia's Gone (1965) All American Boy – CD 4 Amazon
4Josh White, Jr. Delia's Gone Classic African-American Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways) Amazon
5David Johansen & The Harry Smiths Delia David Johansen and the Harry Smiths Amazon
6Waylon Jennings Cedartown Georgia Singles Amazon
7Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys In The Pines 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – Best Of Bluegrass Amazon
8Marty Robbins Big Iron All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
9John Prine The Lonesome Friends Of Science The Tree Of Forgiveness Amazon
10Spuyten Duyvil The Cruel War Social Hour Music Amazon
11Madam Edna Gallmon Cooke & The Mount Vernon Men's Choir Angels, Angels, Angels Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
12Nick Lowe Children Go Where I Send Thee Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family Amazon
13Sons Of South Didn't It Rain Children The Best Of Nashboro Gospel Amazon
14Gospel Creators I'm a Child of My God This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM, 1957-1982 Amazon
15The Blind Boys Of Alabama Atom Bomb Atom Bomb Amazon
16The Impressions with the Riley Hampton Orchestra Shorty's Got To Go Bandera Doo Wop Amazon
17Ella Mae Morse Smack Dab In The Middle Best Of The Rockabilly Rockin' Years Amazon
18Big Bill Broonzy You've Changed Four Classic Albums Amazon
19Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Junco Partner Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll – The Anthology 1938-1953 Amazon
20Dr. John Somebody Changed The Lock Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
21Wynton Marsalis Septet Creole Love Call United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas Amazon
22Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Creole Love Call Jazz in the Charts – Disc 7 – 1928 Amazon
23Carlos Zuleta Y Su Conjunto "El Abuelo" Los Bomberos (Cha Cha Cha) Vintage Cuba Selection from EPs Collectors Amazon
24Johnny Cash Waiting For A Train Unearthed, Vol.1: Who's Gonna Cry Amazon
25Johnny Doe Devil Train Cash-A-Likes Amazon
26Bobby Wayne Big Train Cash-A-Likes Amazon
27Dane Stinit Muddy Ole River [Near Memphis Tennessee] Original Sun Recordings Amazon
28Fred Carter (You'll Have To) Come And Get It Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
29Elvis Presley King Creole 2nd To None Amazon
30Jean Wells Your Lovin's Got The Best Of Me (John Morales Mix) Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
31Little Esther Phillips Better Beware Heart to Heart Amazon
32The Chantels Maybe The Best of the Chantels Amazon
33Barbara Lynn Nice And Easy A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
34Joan Baez The President Sang Amazing Grace Whistle Down the Wind 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