Category Archives: Americana

Papa Come Quick

Friday morning free form sounds from the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, California. We’ve been doing this Deeper Roots thing for almost nine years and, if you’re a regular, you’ll know that Dave’s always itching for a free form collection of sounds to complement the targeted shows that are featured weekly. This week we’ll be rolling out some Bill Kirchen, Dave Van Ronk, Ricky Nelson, Annisteen Allen, and Ethel Merman…to name a few. Blues, country, doo wop, rhythm & blues, gospel, and jazz all bundled up for your late spring listening enjoyment while sequestered for health and safety. Tune in on your FM if you’re local at 92.5 or stream us at kowsfm.com/listen.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Geraint Watkins Bring Me the Head of My So Called Lover Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
3Washboard Rhythm Kings, Washboard Rhythm Band The Coming Home of Hi-De-Hoo All Time Jazz: Washboard Rhythm Kings Amazon
4C.W. Stoneking Jungle Lullaby Jungle Blues Amazon
5Ethel Merman Eadie Was A Lady Ethel Merman Cocktail Hour [Disc 1] Amazon
6Dave Van Ronk Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out Bound For Glory Amazon
7Andrew Bird Three White Horses Hands of Glory Amazon
8Peggy Lee Old Devil Moon (Jump For Joy) Jump For Joy (Four Classic Albums) Amazon
9Jimmy Jones Good Timin Pure R&B: Vol. 2- Somethings Got a Hold on Me [Disc 2] Amazon
10The Fiestas I4m Your Slave Destination Lust – The World Of Love, Sex And Violence Amazon
11Cab Calloway Jungle King (You Ain't Done A Doggone Thing) Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
12Top Note Hearts Of Stone Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 4] – Group Revival Amazon
13Red Foley Hearts Of Stone Hillbilly Fever [Disc 4] Amazon
14Doug Sahm I Wanna Be Your Mama Again Best of Sir Douglas 68-75 Amazon
15Annisteen Allen Fujiyama Mama Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 4] Amazon
16Brenda Lee (If I'm Dreaming) Just Let Me Dream The Precious Years Amazon
17Whitney Rose Tied To The Wheel Rule 62 Amazon
18Bill Kirchen Tied to the Wheel Tied to the Wheel Amazon
19Bill Kirchen Down to Seeds and Stems Again Seeds and Stems Amazon
20Louis Armstrong This Train Louis And The Good Book Amazon
21Ricky Nelson Glory Train Legacy [Disc 2] Amazon
22Arlo Guthrie with The Dillards The Sinking of the Ruben James Thirty Two Cents Postage Due Amazon
23Arlo Guthrie Ukulele Lady Hobo's Lullaby Amazon
24Neil Young Bound for Glory Old Ways Amazon
25Bonnie Raitt Papa Come Quick (Jody and Chico) Luck of the Draw Amazon
26Leon Russell Roll Away the Stone Retrospective Amazon
27Ike & Tina Turner Its Gonna Work Out Fine Pure R&B: Vol. 3- Let the Good Times Roll [Disc 2] Amazon
28The Dovells Bristol Stomp Prom Night: Vol. 4- So Much In Love [Disc 2] Amazon
29Warren Zevon Keep Me in Your Heart The Wind Amazon
30Lucinda Williams Price To Pay Lucinda Williams Amazon

Devil In Me

Dark days with the devil. Self-centered, morally lacking, and incapable of empathizing with human kind. Sound like someone you know? This morning’s show finds us down in the hole where Satan never sleeps and where darkness pervades. There’s a very wide range of topics in our show, including the harnessing of the atom, the soul of man, and the valley where Jordan slices across the heart. Hillbillies from hell, a trip to St. James Infirmary, the lion’s den, and the belly of the whale are all to be seen with tracks from Brother Claude, the Jordan River Boys, The Doors, El Radio Fantastique, and Otis Spann in a show that is certain to have you taking stock of yesterday, today, and tomorrow as we make this social distancing a not-so-transient fixture in our lives. Balance this theme against the sun shining bright on a Spring morning in Sonoma County.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Harry S. Truman Speeches, Truman, Harry S. The First Atomic Bomb Attack On Japan Aug 06, 1945 Great Speeches of The 20th Century – Volume 2 – the Changing World Amazon
3The Louvin Brothers The Great Atomic Power Close Harmony [Disc 7] Amazon
4El Radio Fantastique Devil Inside Me Waking the Dead Amazon
5The Doors Moonlight Drive [Version 1] The Doors [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
6Johnny Cash The Man Comes Around[Early] Unearthed Vol 3 – Redemption Songs Amazon
7Jordan River Boys When the Moon Goes Down in the Valley of Time When the Moon Goes Down in the Valley of Time: African-American Gospel, 1939-51 Amazon
8John Fogerty Goin' Back Home Eye Of The Zombie Amazon
9Timi Yuro Satan Never Sleeps I'm So Hurt Amazon
10Louis Armstrong & All His Stars St. James Infirmary (Gambler's Blues) Satchmo Plays King Oliver Amazon
11Hoyt Axton The Devil American Originals Amazon
12Lead Belly Black Betty Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Amazon
13Elvis Presley Run On Artist of the Century Disc 2 Amazon
14Sister Rosetta Tharpe Jonah Vol. 3-1946-47 Complete Record Amazon
15Elizabeth Cook And The Grascals The Great Atomic Power Song of America Amazon
16The Louvin Brothers River of Jordan Long Play Collection Amazon
17Brother Claude Ely I Want To Go To Heaven Satan Get Back Amazon
18Ralph Stanley Are You Washed In The Blood A Mother's Prayer Amazon
19George Jones Please Take the Devil Out of Me Heartbreak Hotel (Gonna Shake This Shack) Amazon
20Tom Waits The Soul Of A Man God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
21Eels Fresh Blood Hombre Lobo Amazon
22Tom Waits Way Down In The Hole Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years Amazon
23Bill Jennings Billy In The Lion's Den Wailin' Vol. 1 Amazon
24Otis Spann It Must Have Been The Devil Walking The Blues Amazon
25Jack Leonard A Visit From The Devil Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
26Anita Carter Satan's Child Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
27The Devil Makes Three Down In The Valley Redemption & Ruin Amazon
28Julie Miller The Devil Is an Angel 15 Years of American Music Amazon
29The Youngbloods Darkness, Darkness Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods Amazon
30Solomon Burke/Zucchero Diavolo in Me (A Devil in Me) Zucchero & Co. Amazon
31Paul Thorn Don't Let The Devil Ride Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon
32Hank Williams The Devil's Train Lovesick Blues August 1947 – December 1948 Amazon

That Mean Old Clock

Watching that pendulum swinging to and fro, we share both our sorrows and our joy in this shelter-in-place situation we’ve found ourselves in. And music. We share music. There is also that ticking and tocking of the clock as time passes; slowly for some and too fast for others. As they say…the days pass slowly and the years just fly right by us…and that was before we found ourselves in isolation. This week’s Deeper Roots show is all about the time factor, specifically growing older with each breath and minute. But, it’s certainly better than the alternative. Join Dave Stroud for another Friday morning on Deeper Roots with music going as far back as 1932 (The Carter Family) and a more recent release from Orthophonic Joy and The Church Sisters…all reflecting on the passing of time and growing old. It’s a theme that is universal, crossing all generations, faiths, and political persuasions. Tune in for reflection on a Friday evening.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobby Bare That Mean Old Clock The Chronogical Classics 1956-1961 Amazon
3Bonnie Owens Where We'll Never Grow Old 1968-1971 (Warped 6947) Amazon
4The Church Sisters Where We'll Never Grow Old Orthophonic Joy Amazon
5Sunny Sweeney Grow Old With Me Trophy Amazon
6John Prine & Mac Wiseman Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
7Grandpa Jones Grandfather's Clock An American Original Amazon
8Mac Wiseman I'd Rather Die Young Keep On The Sunny Side Amazon
9The Carter Family Where We'll Never Grow Old The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 4] Amazon
10JL Stiles Never To Grow Old Solo Sessions Amazon
11Carl Butler Watching the Clock The Chronogical Classics 1954-1958 (Warped 5592) Amazon
12Ivory Joe Hunter Time Has Passed Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter (1950-1951) Amazon
13Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Time Is A Passin' One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
14Johnny Otis / Jimmy Rushing Round The Clock The R&B Years – 1942-45 [Disc 4] Amazon
15Aaron Neville The Ticks Of The Clock Brother To Brother ([Disc 1]: Aaron) Amazon
16Carl Stalling Variation On Grandfather's Clock The Carl Stalling Project, Vol. 2: More Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons 1929-1957 Amazon
17Count Basie & His Orchestra One O'Clock Jump (1937 Version) Swingsation: Swing That Music Amazon
18Harry James Two O'Clock Jump Time-Life Swing Era – 1940-1941 [Disc 1] Amazon
19Bert Kaempfert Three O'Clock in the Morning The Very Best of Bert Kaempfert Amazon
20Gory Carter Four O'Clock In The Morning Further Mellow Cats'n'Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1946-1951 Amazon
21Ivie Anderson Five O'clock Whistle Cocktail Hour Amazon
22The Three Riffs Five O'Clock Blues Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 2: Viddle de Vop Amazon
23John Prine Six O'Clock News Souvenirs Amazon
24Simon & Garfunkel 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night Old Friends Disc 2 Amazon
25Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty From Seven To Ten 20 Greatest Hits Amazon
26The Armstrong Twins Eight Thirty Blues 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
27Floyd Tillman Each Night At Nine Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
28Harold Lee Wilson Ten O'Clock Train Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
29Bill Doggett Eleven O'clock Twist The King Records Story – Part 1 Amazon
30Frank Frost Quarter To Twelve Midnight Proler Amazon
31B.B. King In The Midnight Hour Six Silver Strings Amazon
32Howlin' Wolf Getting Old and Grey Chess Blues Disc 1 Amazon

Country Road Songs

A while back we explored road songs in the genres of blues and tradition. This week’s show complements the theme with a country flavor. Songs of the lonesome road, the lost highway, the wrong highway taken, as well as hitting the road with those classic country kings of the road and highway queens. We’ll hear some early Waylon Jennings, bluegrass from Bill Monroe, trucker laments from Red Simpson, and a tribute to the Carters on the Road to Kaintuck. We’ve battened down the hatches, closed shop, and are practicing social distancing as if our lives (and those of our neighbors) depended on it. Join Dave Stroud on a KWTF Friday evening remote production of Deeper Roots.

 

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bonus Track CB Radio Chatter Eighteen Wheelers! Twisted Tales from the Truckstops Amazon
3Johnny Darrell It's A Rough Old Road To Travel The Beginning Of The End – The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
4Don Gibson Lonesome Road 1961-1962 Amazon
5Jimmie Skinner Lonesome Road Blues 1960-1962 (Warped 6188) Amazon
6Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Travelin' This Lonesome Road All The Classic Releases 1937-1949 [Disc 4] Amazon
7Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Rocky Road Blues All The Classic Releases, 1937-1949 [Disc 3] Amazon
8The Carter Family It's a Long Road to Travel Alone Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 5) Amazon
9Johnny Cash Wide Open Road Get Rhythm [Sun] Amazon
10Johnny Cash Hit The Road And Go (The Rambler) Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
11Johnny Cash Further on Up the Road American V: A Hundred Highways Amazon
12Billy Bob Thornton & The Peasall Sisters Road To Kaintuck Anchored In Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash Amazon
13Lefty Frizzell Make That One for the Road a Cup of Coffee 1962-1965 (Warped 6382) Amazon
14Wayne Hancock Man Of The Road A-Town Blues Amazon
15Rig Rock Deluxe Six Days On The Road Rig Rock Deluxe Amazon
16Red Simpson Six Days on the Road The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer Amazon
17Tiny Harris Endless Black Ribbon Lonesome Highway Songs Amazon
18Billy Grammer Gotta Travel On Hard To Find 45s On CD: Pop & Country Classics Amazon
19Henson Cargill A Very Well Traveled Man Skip a Rope Amazon
20Faron Young Traveling On This Is Faron Young / My Garden Of Prayer Amazon
21Roger Miller King Of The Road Country Legends Amazon
22Tom T. Hall Once Upon a Road Sings Dixie & Tom T. Amazon
23Billy Walker Headin' Down the Wrong Highway Billy Walker – 1954-1957 Amazon
24Waylon Jennings The Road Love of The Common People Amazon
25Dolly Parton Traveling Man 1971 Amazon
26Nikki Lane Highway Queen Highway Queen Amazon
27Johnny Horton Lost Highway Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (2 of 2) Amazon
28Gibson Brothers Highway In The Ground Amazon
29John Hartford Wrong Road Again Good'le Days: Essential Recordings Amazon
30Rice, Rice, Hillmann & Pedersen Somewhere on the Road Tonight Out of the Woodwork Amazon
31Ralph Stanley I'm Going Down The Road [3/3/80] Poor Rambler [Disc 1] Amazon
32Grandpa Jones Down The Old Plank Road An American Original Amazon
33Del McCoury/Marty Stuart Let Us Travel, Travel On Compadres: An Anthology of Duets Amazon
34Steve Earle Hillbilly Highway Essential Steve Earle Amazon

Night at the Opry & Ryman

All live recordings this week, all from the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium. From its early years in a modest Insurance Building as the WSM Barn Dance, the Grand Ole Opry, for all its staid tradition, has become the capitol of country music. Selectively provincial from early on, it brought together country, gospel, and bluegrass radio listeners well into the Golden Age of Country. Deeper Roots digs into the dusty digital archives for recordings from those times in this week’s show plus brings you some new sounds that have grown from the early seeds sown by Uncle Dave Macon, Roy Acuff and George Hay. We’ve got Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, and the Oak Ridge Quartet filling time alongside the Old Crow Medicine Show and Rhonda Vincent. Join in the revelry!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Roy Acuff Night Train To Memphis Hit The Road -Grand Ole Opry Live Classics Amazon
3Stonewall Jackson Old Showboat (Live at the Grand Ole Opry 1970) Singles Amazon
4Hank Snow I've Been Everywhere Hit The Road -Grand Ole Opry Live Classics Amazon
5Bobby Bare Detroit City Hit The Road -Grand Ole Opry Live Classics Amazon
6The Osborne Brothers Take This Hammer Bluegrass at the Opry Amazon
7George Hamilton IV Abilene Hit The Road -Grand Ole Opry Live Classics Amazon
8Patsy Cline Walkin' After Midnight Live at the Opry Amazon
9Hank Williams I Just Don't Like This Kind of Living Grand Ole Opry Time Amazon
10Dave Dudley Six Days On The Road Hit The Road -Grand Ole Opry Live Classics Amazon
11Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton The Last Thing On My Mind Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection: Duets Amazon
12Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash Jackson Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection: Duets Amazon
13Patsy Cline Just A Closer Walk With Thee [Live (Ryman Auditorium)] The Patsy Cline Collection Amazon
14Oak Ridge Quartet Ole Time Religion Grand Ole Opry Time Amazon
15Oak Ridge Quartet Lead Me to That Rock Grand Ole Opry Time Amazon
16Ronnie Dunn & Rebecca Lynn Howard If I could Only Win Your Love Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection: Duets Amazon
17Bill Monroe Can You Hear Me Callin' Bluegrass at the Opry Amazon
18Mac Wiseman Jimmie Brown The Newsboy Bluegrass Legands – Live At The Ryman Amazon
19Rhonda Vincent Hit Parade Of Love Bluegrass Legands – Live At The Ryman Amazon
20Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Back Up and Push 1953-X6-XX Grand Old Opry Amazon
21Ricky Skaggs & Emmylou Harris Could You Love Me One More Time Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection: Duets Amazon
22Glen Campbell & Steve Wariner The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection: Duets Amazon
23Jim & Jesse Wild Georgia Boy Bluegrass at the Opry Amazon
24The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Grand Ole Opry Song Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 1 Amazon
25Old Crow Medicine Show Welcome To The Ryman Live at the Ryman Amazon
26Old Crow Medicine Show Tell It To Me Live at the Ryman Amazon
27Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Smoke Along The Track At The Ryman [Live] Amazon
28Marty Stuart Orange Blossom Special Live at the Ryman Amazon
29Band Of Horses Everything's Gonna Be Undone (Live Acoustic) Acoustic At The Ryman (Live) Amazon
30Marty Stuart Hillbilly Rock Live at the Ryman Amazon
31Levon Helm No Depression In Heaven Ramble at the Ryman Amazon
32Minnie Pearl Comedy Grand Ole Opry Time Amazon
33Levon Helm Evangeline Ramble at the Ryman Amazon

Sixties Folk Alley

The generation born from war and into war for the sake of war. There was bound to be an ideological plate shift and the epicenter could be found in and around New York City where a melting pot of sounds from Cafe Wa to Macdougall Street to Bleecker Street wafted across the country, westward on the mainstream. In our show today we’ll take a chronological run through the traditional folk that filled the decade of the Sixties. We’ll hear from The Kingston Trio, Trini Lopez, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Tom Paxton in our Friday morning show, coming to you from the heart of the Cherry Street Historic District in Santa Rosa, California. Join us for odes to little boxes, cotton fields, rain, sunshine, and windy city odes to the social and political scorn of the times.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Brothers Four Greenfields The Time Life Treasury Of Folk Music [Disc 2] Amazon
3The Kingston Trio Everglades The History Of American Folk Amazon
4The Highwaymen Cotton Fields Treasury of Folk Music Vol 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
5The Limeliters A Dollar Down American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
6The Highwaymen Michael The Time Life Treasury Of Folk Music, Vol. 1 [Disc 1] Amazon
7Kingston Trio Where Have All the Flowers Gone Your Hit Parade – The Early '60S Amazon
8Burl Ives A Little Bitty Tear Golden Age of Country Volume 2: Hard-to-Find Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
9Peter, Paul & Mary If I Had A Hammer Peter, Paul & Mary Amazon
10Trini Lopez If I Had A Hammer Yesterday's Gone [Disc 1] Amazon
11Bob Dylan Blowin' in the Wind Biograph Disc 1 Amazon
12The Kingston Trio Greenback Dollar The Folk Years: Simple Song Of Freedom [Disc 1] Amazon
13The New Christy Minstrels Green Green Green, Green Amazon
14The New Christy Minstrels Saturday Night Treasury Of Folk Music, Vol 3 [Disc 2] Amazon
15The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire) Dominique The Folk Years [Disc 5] Amazon
16Peter, Paul & Mary Tell It On The Mountain In the Wind Amazon
17Pete Seeger Little Boxes Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 3] Amazon
18The New Christy Minstrels Today Treasury of Folk Music Vol 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
19Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin' Artist's Choice: Johnny Cash Amazon
20Tom Paxton I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound Best Of Tom Paxton: I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound Amazon
21Gale Garnett We'll Sing In The Sunshine Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 60's. Vol. 2 Amazon
22The Serendipity Singers Don't Let The Rain Come Down Best Of The Folk Era Amazon
23The Serendipity Singers Beans In My Ears Time Life – The Folk Years – Reason To Believe [Disc 2] Amazon
24Simon & Garfunkel The Sound Of Silence The Essential Simon & Garfunkel Amazon
25Trini Lopez Lemon Tree Best Of The Folk Era Amazon
26Barry McGuire Eve Of Destruction Singers & Songwriters: Troubadours [Disc 2] Amazon
27Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore Mojo-2010-11-Journey to Love Amazon
28Pozo-Seco Singers Time Time Life – The Folk Years – Reason To Believe [Disc 2] Amazon
29We Five You Were On My Mind Dick Bartley Presents One Hit Wonders Of The '60s Vol. 1 Amazon
30Rooftop Singers Walk Right In Dick Bartley Presents One Hit Wonders Of The '60s Vol. 1 Amazon
31Bob Lind Elusive Butterfly Yesterday's Gone [Disc 2] Amazon
32Bobby Darin If I Were A Carpenter Easy Listening Gold: 1966-1967 Amazon
33Judy Collins Both Sides Now Wildflowers / Who Knows Where The Time Goes (International Release) Amazon
34The Irish Rovers The Unicorn The Time Life Treasury Of Folk Music, Vol. 1 [Disc 1] Amazon

New Moon

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

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

Rock Island to James Alley

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

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

Country Leftovers

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

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

Free Form After Kincade

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

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Alvin California's Burning Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
3The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Be What You Are Amazon
4Kate Wolf Here In California Weaver Of Visions – Anthology (2) Amazon
5Simon & Garfunkel Homeward Bound The Essential Simon & Garfunkel Amazon
6Simon & Garfunkel America The Essential Simon & Garfunkel [Disc 2] Amazon
7The Youngbloods Get Together Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods Amazon
8Maria McKee Let Your Light Shine On Me God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
9Paul Simon Feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo Amazing Grace The Warner Brothers Collection Amazon
10Creedence Clearwater Revival The Midnight Special Chronicle: Volume Two Amazon
11The Venice Four with Rose Stone and The Abbot Kinney Lighthouse Choir Let Your Light Shine On Me [Album Version] The Ladykillers Music From The Motion Picture Amazon
12The Staple Singers Jacob's Ladder Freedom Highway Amazon
13Marty Robbins You Gotta Climb 1963 (Warped 6373) Amazon
14Neko Case Thanks A Lot The Virginian Amazon
15Geraint Watkins Go West Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
16Nick Lowe Rome Wasn't Built In a Day At My Age Amazon
17Gram Parsons In My Hour of Darkness Exposed Roots: Best of Alt. Country Disc 2 Amazon
18The Band All LA Glory Stage Fright Amazon
19Bob Dylan Shelter from the Storm Blood on the Tracks Amazon
20Elvis Presley Promised Land Artist of the Century Disc 3 Amazon
21John Hiatt Ethylene Walk On Amazon
22Neil Young Peace of Mind Comes a Time Amazon
23Luna California (All the Way) Bewitched Amazon
24The Band The Weight The Best of the Band Amazon
25Arthur Alexander Every Day I Have to Cry Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter Amazon
26Mike Farris Snap Your Fingers Silver & Stone Amazon
27Willie Nelson Funny How Time Slips Away One Hell Of A Ride Amazon