Category Archives: Americana

Through the Bluegrass

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

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

 

Ships Upon the Sea

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

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

Devils and Angels

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

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

Free Form – Roll Like a Big Wheel

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

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

Deeper Mississippi John Hurt

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

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bruce Cockburn Avalon, My Home Town Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
3Jesse Colin Young Creole Belle Together Amazon
4John Oates Spike Driver Blues Arkansas Amazon
5Doc & Merle Watson Got the Blues (Can't Be Satisfied) Live & Pickin' Amazon
6Bill Morrissey Avalon Blues The Essential Collection Amazon
7Taj Mahal Frankie And Albert The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
8John Hiatt I'm Satisfied Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
9David Johansen Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me Shaker Amazon
10Dave Van Ronk Spike Driver Blues Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk Amazon
11Rhiannon Giddens The Angels Laid Him Away Freedom Highway Amazon
12JL Stiles Trouble I Had All My Days Solo Sessions Amazon
13Taj Mahal Satisfied 'N' Tickled Too The Essential Taj Mahal Amazon
14Chris Smither Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt Honeysuckle Dog Amazon
15John Fahey Requiem for John Hurt Essential John Fahey Amazon
16Big Bill Broonzy Frankie And Johnny Classic African-American Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways) Amazon
17Ben Harper Sliding Delta Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
18Bettye LaVette Nobody's Dirty Business American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 2] Amazon
19Mike Dowling Blue Harvest Blues The Blues Ain't News Amazon
20Rory Block Candy Man Avalon: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
21Lucinda Williams Angels Laid Him Away Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
22Dave Alvin With Dean Schlabowske Louis Collins The Executioners Last Songs, Volume 2 Amazon
23Mississippi John Hurt Chicken Best Of Mississippi John Hurt [Live] Amazon
24John Oates My Creole Belle Arkansas Amazon
25Doc & Merle Watson Stack O'lee Ballads From Deep Gap Amazon
26Mississippi John Hurt Avalon Blues Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 OKeh Recordings Amazon
27Spuyten Duyvil Make Me A Pallet Social Hour Music Amazon

Truck Drivin’ Songs

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

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

The Old Chisholm Trail

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

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

Songs of John Hiatt

From the ‘pink bedroom’ and edgy alternative to blues and country, R&B and everything in between…John Hiatt’s catalog of recordings is only surpassed by the library of his songs penned over the past fifty years. We’ll take a look back, primarily focusing on covers from his contemporaries; names like Rosanne Cash, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Rodriguez, and Buddy Guy are but just a small sampling of the performers we’ll hear from on another Friday evening on Sonoma County community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Hiatt Crossing Muddy Waters Crossing Muddy Waters Amazon
3Buddy Guy Feels Like Rain Feels Like Rain Amazon
4Emmylou Harris Icy Blue Heart Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
5Rosanne Cash The Way We Make a Broken Heart Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
6Jo-El Sonnier I'll Never Get Over You Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
7Flaco Jiminez Across The Borderline featuring John Hiatt (Album Version) Partners Amazon
8Terrance Simien It Hasn't Happened Yet Rollin' into Memphis: Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
9Carrie Rodriguez Big Love Love and Circumstances Amazon
10Rosanne Cash It Hasn't Happened Yet Retrospective Amazon
11John Hiatt Cry Love Walk On Amazon
12Kelly Willis Drive South Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
13Bonnie Raitt Lover's Will [Radio Edit Version] The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003 [US] Amazon
14Commander Cody Commander Cody-Tennessee Plates Dopers, Drunks and Everyday Losers Amazon
15Gregg Allman Memphis in the Meantime Searching for Simplicity Amazon
16Marshall Crenshaw Someplace Where Love Can't Find Me Good Evening Amazon
17Nick Lowe She Don't Love Nobody Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
18Dave Edmunds I Got Your Number Closer to the Flame Amazon
19Iggy Pop Something Wild Brick by Brick Amazon
20Mitch Ryder Where Is the Next One Coming From? Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
21Asleep at the Wheel This Is the Way We Make a Broken Heart Pasture Prime Amazon
22Rodney Crowell She Loves the Jerk Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
23Rosanne Cash Pink Bedroom Retrospective Amazon
24John Hiatt Your Love Is My Rest Walk On Amazon
25Joe Cocker Have a Little Faith in Me Ultimate Collection Amazon
26John Hiatt Real Fine Love Stolen Moments Amazon
27The Band Bound By Love Jubilation Amazon
28John Hiatt Master of Disaster [2005] Master of Disaster Amazon

Back on the Farm

The farmer, the farm, and songs of farming are at the core of this week’s theme show. Whether the songs’ focus is that of the hard-working folk of the farm, the raw materials, or the nostalgic reminders of life on the farm, we’ll push forward the playlist plough and take you to the barn for an early morning celebration with performers including bluegrass from James King, gritty Americana from Levon Helm and Bill Neely, core country from Bobby Bare and Porter Wagoner, or maybe some field recordings from the 20s featuring the likes of the Carolina Tar Heels…all of this music going Back On The Farm.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Stuart/Merle Haggard Farmer's Blues Country Music Amazon
3Freeman Stowers Sunrise On The Farm Sinners and Saints: Complete Recorded Works 1926-1931 Amazon
4Bill Frisell Farmer Disfarmer Amazon
5Levon Helm Poor Old Dirt Farmer Dirt Farmer Amazon
6Bill Neely Black Land Farmer 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
7James King Thirty Years of Farming Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
8Junior Sisk with Becky Isaacs Bowman and Sonya Isaacs Yeary The Wheat Crop Mac Wiseman – I Sang The Song Amazon
9Lemuel Jones Po' Farmer (Poor Farmers) Field Recordings, Vol. 1: Virginia (1936-1941) Amazon
10Peter Rowan Let the Harvest Go To Seed Bluegrass Boy Amazon
11Carolina Tar Heels Got The Farm Land Blues Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads Amazon
12Cisco Houston Farmer's Lament The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
13J.E. Mainer & The Mountaineers (With Morris Herbert) 17 Living On The Farm The Legendry J.E. Mainer, Volume 4 Amazon
14Walter Brennan Old Rivers Old Rivers Amazon
15The Bently Boys Down On Penny's Farm Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads Amazon
16Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur Down on Penny's Farm Penny's Farm Amazon
17The Four Wanderers Farmer's Life For Me Black Vocal Groups Vol. 9 (1929-1942) Amazon
18Ben & Ellen Harper Farmer's Daughter Childhood Home Amazon
19Bobby Bare The Farmer Feeds Us All Hard Time Hungrys Amazon
20Porter Wagoner The Farmer and the Lord 20 All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
21Paula Brown Farm Hollers Hollerin' Amazon
22Warren Caplinger's Cumberland Mountain Entertainers McDonald's Farm (1928) Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time, And End Time Music, 1923-1936 Amazon
23Bubby Bishop I Want To Go Back To The Farm The Great Vintage Country Amazon
24Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) On A Little Two Acre Farm Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
25Goose Island Ramblers I Worked For a Farmer Polkabilly Amazon
26Buster Carter & Preston Young A Lazy Farmer Boy Before The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
27Rosetta Howard Plow Hand Blues [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
28Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys I'll Reap My Harvest In Heaven King of Country Music [Disc 3] : Fireball Mail Amazon
29Fiddlin' John Carson Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Them All [Remastered 2003] Poor Man's Heaven – Blues And Tales Of The Great Depression – When The Sun Goes Down Series Amazon
30Ray Wylie Hubbard After the Harvest Crusades of the Restless Nights Amazon
31Dry Branch Fire Squad Devil, Take The Farmer 481 Bluegrass Class of 1990 Amazon
32Glen Campbell Arkansas Farmboy Adios Amazon
33Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies When It's Harvest Time, Sweet Angeline Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 4 : Keep a Knockin' Amazon
34Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs With Mother Maybelle Carter The Homestead On The Farm [Album Version] Songs Of The Famous Carter Family Amazon

Below the Mason-Dixon Line

Songs that highlight the states below the ‘line’ of intransigence. Portions are better known as Dixie, others (like Florida and Texas) appear as appendages or after-market expanses. The music this evening will explore songs of Louisiana from Doug Kershaw, Texas from Asleep at the Wheel, Alabama from Mance Lipscomb, and West Virginia featuring Louis Jordan. There’s a whole lot more including Taj Mahal, Bill Kirchen, The Louvin Brothers and Pokey LaFarge; all on a journey through a collection of states that two surveyors by the name of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, in an attempt to resolve a dispute, attached their names to in the late 18th century.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jimmie Rodgers Somewhere Down Below The Mason Dixon Line Recordings 1927 – 1933 [Disc 5] Amazon
3Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton Down In Florida On A Hog Darby & Tarlton – Disc A (Atlanta 1927-29) Amazon
4Muddy Waters Deep Down In Florida #2 King Bee Amazon
5Claire Lynch My Florida Sunshine Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute Disc 1 Amazon
6The Swe-Danes Georgia Camp Meeting New Discgems From Warner Brothers Amazon
7Dave Van Ronk Georgia Camp Meeting Dave Van Ronk And The Ragtime Jug Stompers Amazon
8Alex Campbell, Ola Belle Reed, Burl Kilby Bringing in the Georgia Mail Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Amazon
9Curley Williams & His Georgia Peach Pickers Georgia Boogie Travellin' Boogie Amazon
10Guy Clark Virginia's Real Texas Cookin' Amazon
11The Carter Family Mid The Green Fields Of Virginia The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 3] Amazon
12Al Bowlly My Sweet Virginia Just A Bowl Of Cherries Amazon
13Ethel Waters I'm Coming Virginia On Stage And Screen 1925 – 1940 Amazon
14Hazel Dickens West Virginia, My Home Hand-Picked: 25 Years Of Bluegrass On Rounder Records [Disc 1] Amazon
15Louis Jordan Salt Pork, West Virginia The Chronological Louis Jordan 1945-1946 Amazon
16Dr. Horse South Poke West Virginia Harlem Rock N' Blues Amazon
17Mance Lipscomb Alabama Bound Ash Grove 12/6/1964 Amazon
18Evan Marshall The Alabama Jubilee Mandolin Magic Amazon
19The Louvin Brothers Alabama Hand-Picked Amazon
20Neil Young/Stray Gators Alabama Harvest Amazon
21Jimmie Driftwood Arkansas Traveler Americana, Vol. 1 Amazon
22Carolina Cotton Three Miles South Of Cash (In Arkansas) Oxford American 11th Edition Southern Music CD [Disc 2, "Arkansas Masters"] Amazon
23Bill Kirchen Arkansas Diamond (Album) Word To The Wise Amazon
24Taj Mahal Texas Woman Blues The Essential [Disc 1] Amazon
25Asleep at the Wheel Miles and Miles of Texas The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel Since 1970 Amazon
26Tommy Duncan Texas Moon Texas Moon Amazon
27Tony Rice He Rode All the Way to Texas Night Flyer: The Singer Songwriter Collection Amazon
28Waylon Jennings Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) The Essential Waylon Jennings [2007] Disc 2 Amazon
29Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Going Back To Louisiana Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
30Doug Kershaw Louisiana Man Diggy Diggy Lo Amazon
31Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three Mississippi Girl Middle of Everywhere Amazon
32Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
33Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra Mississippi Mud Paper Moon Amazon
34The Andrew Sisters When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabama Double Goldies [CD1] Amazon