Category Archives: Americana

Country Boogie Woogie

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

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

Lefty Merle Willie Hank & Hank

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

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

The River In Music

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

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

Music From The Band

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

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

Bob at 80

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

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

Honey Don’t

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

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

Willie & Friends

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

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Nelson Me And Paul Nite Life: Greatest Hits & Rare Tracks (1959-1971) Amazon
3k.d. lang & the Reclines Three Days Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
4Willie Nelson Nite Life One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
5B.B. King & Willie Nelson Night Life Deuces Wild Amazon
6Duke Robillard/Sunny Crownover Crazy Tales from the Tiki Lounge Amazon
7Bill Anderson Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain 1956-1961 (Warped 5720) Amazon
8Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Pretty Paper A Love So Beautiful Amazon
9Timi Yuro Are You Sure The Best of Timi Yuro Amazon
10Raul Malo Angel Flying Too Close To the Ground You're Only Lonely Amazon
11Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires & The Imperials Quartet Funny How Time Slips Away Elvis Country Amazon
12Willie Nelson/Snoop Dogg/Kris Kristofferson/Jamey Johnson Roll Me Up (Album version) Heroes Amazon
13The Little Willies I Gotta Get Drunk The Little Willies Amazon
14Ernest Tubb Sad Songs and Waltzes Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
15Dale Watson Write Your Own Songs Dale & Ray Amazon
16Ray Charles/Willie Nelson Seven Spanish Angels Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 5 Amazon
17Willie Nelson Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Country: The American Tradition [Disc 2] Amazon
18Faron Young Hello Walls The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (2 of 2) Amazon
19Patsy Cline Crazy The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
20Willie Nelson Yesterday's Wine One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
21Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cowboys Waylon & Willie Amazon
22Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson Heaven And Hell Wanted! The Outlaws [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
23Kinky Friedman Bloody Mary Morning The Loneliest Man I Ever Met Amazon
24Asleep at the Wheel Navajo Trail (with Willie Nelson and The Quebe Sisters) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
25Willie Nelson, The Time Jumpers I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) For The Good Times Amazon
26Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson It's All Going to Pot Django and Jimmie Amazon
27Faron Young Three Days The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (2 of 2) Amazon
28Al Green/Lyle Lovett Funny How Time Slips Away More Greatest Hits Amazon
29Willie Nelson The Party's Over Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993 Disc 1 Amazon
30Doug Sahm Me and Paul Complete Atlantic Recordings Disc 1 Amazon

Breakin’ The Law

Another theme time extravaganza for our listeners on this new Spring morning here in Sonoma County. The theme focuses on bad behavior, poor judgement and legal entanglements that find themselves into the American musical lexicon. Rock, country and blues seem to lean on the theme more than any other with the country stories of cheatin’, stealin’, and petulant pistols being the most common. We’ll be hearing from Johnny Cash, Porter Wagoner, Louis Jordan, Elvis,  The Cadillacs, and a number of others, sharing stories of everything from jaywalking to murder. Oh…and let’s not forget the lawyers. No lawyer jokes, though. Just a little bit of David Lindley, Kitty Wells, and Warren Zevon on visiting day behind the bars…which is every Friday morning at 9 on community radio for Sonoma County.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willy DeVille Hey Joe Backstreets Of Desire Amazon
3The Leaves Hey Joe Nuggets Sampler 1965-1968 Amazon
4The Bobby Fuller Four I Fought The Law Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol. 4 Amazon
5Dick & Dee Dee Thou Shalt Not Steal The Singles Collection Amazon
6The Cadillacs Jay Walker For Collectors Only (Disc 3) Amazon
7Kitty Wells Thou Shalt Not Steal (Remastered) Thou Shalt Not Steal (Remastered) – Single Amazon
8Ray Batts Stealin' Sugar Best of Excello Vol 2: Southern Rhythm & Rock Amazon
9Eilen Jewell If You Catch Me Stealing Letters From Sinners & Strangers Amazon
10Hank Snow The Man Who Robbed The Bank At Santa Fe I'm Still Movin' On [Disc 1] Amazon
11Porter Wagoner The Cold Hard Facts of Life The Essential Porter Wagoner Amazon
12Jimmy Littlejohn No Parking Here The World Is A Monster Amazon
13Johnny Cash Out Among the Stars Out Among The Stars Amazon
14Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues Original Greatest Hits Amazon
15The Byrds Pretty Boy Floyd Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
16Joe Ely Miss Bonnie and Mister Clyde Happy Songs from Rattlesnake Gulch Amazon
17Merle Haggard The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 1] Amazon
18The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Jesse James Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy Amazon
19Bruce Springsteen Jesse James We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
20New Riders Of The Purple Sage Glendale Train New Riders Of The Purple Sage Amazon
21Soggy Bottom Boys/Tim Blake Nelson In the Jailhouse Now O Brother, Where Art Thou? Amazon
22Rod Morris Alabama Jailhouse Country Boy's Dream Amazon
23Dean Taylor Indiana Wants Me 70s Music Explosion Escape Amazon
24Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Private Property (No Tresspassing) One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
25Howling Wolf My Friends aka Stealing My Clothes Sings The Blues Amazon
26David Lindley Talk to the Lawyer Win This Record Amazon
27Warren Zevon Lawyers, Guns and Money A Quiet Normal Life: The Best of Warren Zevon Amazon
28Mac Wiseman Bad Ole Philadelphia Lawyer Old Likker In A New Jug Amazon
29Kitty Wells Will Your Lawyer Talk To God Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
30Ricky Skaggs Drunken Driver Bluegrass Rules! Amazon
31Goodnight, Texas A Bank Robber's Nursery Rhyme Uncle John Farquhar Amazon
32Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock Can't Help Falling In Love (Remastered) Amazon
33Dinah Washington Jailhouse Blues The Bessie Smith Songbook Amazon

Americana Hours Classics

We’re gathering under the Americana tent this morning; well, I guess, technically, we do each Friday morning. But this week we’ll spend some time with the classics. I’ll be sharing mid-century highlights from east, west, north and south in a show that pays tribute to some of the classic performers and performances that codified what’s become known as Americana: not a genre, but more of something in the air that makes you comfortable as a well worn blanket but also is the cold breeze that comes in through the cracks. I’ve got the celebratory sounds of The Blasters, Arlo Guthrie, and the NGDB; the painful reminders of days past from The Band, Chris Hillman, and Guy Clark; the harsh reminders of what got us here from Steve Earle, James McMurtry, and Bruce Springsteen. So much more to share in only two hours on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Dark as a Dungeon Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 1 Amazon
3The Byrds You Ain't Going Nowhere Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
4Michael Nesmith Joanne Troubadours: Folk And The Roots Of American Music 4: 10 The West Coast Amazon
5Bobby Bare The Streets of Baltimore Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
6Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash Girl From The North Country Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns – The Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
7Arlo Guthrie The City Of New Orleans Hobo's Lullaby Amazon
8Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen The Lost Highway Bakersfield Bound Amazon
9Neil Young Harvest Decade Disc 2 Amazon
10The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Best of the Band Amazon
11John Fogerty Lodi The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty – Creedence Collection Amazon
12Emmylou Harris Red Dirt Girl Artist's Choice: Sheryl Crow Amazon
13John Prine Speed of the Sound of Loneliness German Afternoons Amazon
14Joe Ely Boxcars Honky Tonk Masquerade Amazon
15The Blasters Border Radio Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (1981-1985) (1 of 2) Amazon
16Steve Earle Devil's Right Hand Copperhead Road Amazon
17John Hiatt Crossing Muddy Waters Here To Stay – Best Of 2000-2012 Amazon
18Lucinda Williams Right in Time Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Amazon
19Guy Clark Boats To Build Boats To Build Amazon
20James McMurtry Childish Things Childish Things Amazon
21Bruce Springsteen Highway Patrolman Artist's Choice: Johnny Cash Amazon
22Old Crow Medicine Show Wagon Wheel O.C.M.S. Amazon
23Uncle Tupelo John Hardy No Depression Amazon
24Dave Alvin Marie Marie Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
25Mudcrutch Shady Grove Mudcrutch Amazon
26Sturgill Simpson Life Of Sin Metamodern Sounds In Country Music Amazon
27Willie Nelson Freight Train Boogie Country Music Amazon
28The Avett Brothers This Land Is Your Land This Land Is Your Land (Single) Amazon
29Los Lobos La Bamba El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (2 of 4) Amazon

Lead Belly’s Legacy

Deeper Roots goes deeper this Friday morning. We’ll be sharing the songs of tradition and folk blues from an artist who opened up a world to a generation of followers in the 1940s and 1950s. With the witting arm of Alan Lomax as his promoter and benefactor, Huddie Ledbetter’s music would get wings and find its place in America’s traditional music lexicon. This week’s show, like last week’s Bill Monroe special, revisits the music that he was identified with, much of which he is credited with bringing into this world, or at least opening our eyes to. We’ll hear from Doug Sahm, Red Smiley, Odetta, The Weavers, Bob Dylan, and many others on a show that celebrates a giant of America’s songbook. Tune into KOWS radio every Friday morning at 9 Pacific for a new episode of a show that’s heading into it’s ninth year here on KOWS Community Radio.