Category Archives: Americana

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.

Covering Bill Monroe

The music of Bill Monroe is the theme of our show today. We’ll be featuring some classic tunes from the Monroe catalog including some traditional tunes as well as those written by the master himself. The performers include those from all walks:  Ray Charles, Elvis, Doc Watson, Bruce Hornsby, and a collection of bluegrass favorites including Jim & Jessie McReynods, Ricky Skaggs, The Seldom Scene and a couple dozen others; all of them covering Bill Monroe’s music with some loyal to the arrangements while others putting their own spin on it. Join Dave Stroud once again for a collection of sounds from those dusty digital bins, those deeper wells, here on Sonoma County Community’s own community radio. Free Form. Free Speech. No Bull. Your alternative radio station in the North Bay.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Elvis Presley Working On The Building Amazing Grace – His Greatest Sacred Performances (Disc 1) Amazon
3Ray Charles Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Swingova) Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
4John Fogerty Blue Moon Of Kentucky Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
5Leon Russell Uncle Pen Hank Wilson's Back [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
6The Louvin Brothers What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul Close Harmony [Disc 8] Amazon
7The Devil Makes Three What Would You Give (In Exchange for Your Soul) Redemption & Ruin Amazon
8Jerry & Tammy Sullivan Wicked Path Of Sin Legend Lives on-a Tribute to Bill Monroe Amazon
9Jim & Jesse McReynolds Wicked Path Of Sin Music Among Friends Amazon
10Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Walls Of Time At The Ryman [Live] Amazon
11The Johnson Mountain Boys Walls Of Time Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute Disc 2 Amazon
12Hazel And Alice True Life Blues Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute Disc 2 Amazon
13Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs Toy Heart (Live) Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby: Cluck Ol' Hen (Live) Amazon
14Red Allen Sweetheart, You Done Me Wrong The Folkways Years 1964 – 1983 Amazon
15The Million Dollar Quartet Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong The Million Dollar Quartet: 50th Anniversary Special Edition Amazon
16Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Six White Horses 1957-1959 (Warped 5722) Amazon
17The Bluegrass Band Six White Horses 2nd Cut Amazon
18Doc Watson The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band Good Deal! Amazon
19Mac Wiseman The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band Great Folk Ballads Amazon
20Doc Watson/Merle Watson Roll on Buddy Doc Watson on Stage (Featuring Merle Watson) Amazon
21Ramblin' Jack Elliott Roll On Buddy The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliott Amazon
22Doc Watson My Rose of Old Kentucky Memories Amazon
23Dwight Yoakam Rocky Road Blues Big Mon – The Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
24Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Rocky Road Blues The Forgotten 45s 1957-1959 (CD2) Amazon
25Doc & Merle Watson New River Train Remembering Merle – Live Recordings 1976-1979 Amazon
26The Seldom Scene Little Georgia Rose Act 3 Amazon
27Earl Scruggs/Foggy Mountain Boys/Lester Flatt Molly and Tenbrooks (The Race Horse Song) The Essential Earl Scruggs (1 of 2) Amazon
28Don Reno & Bill Harrel With The Tennessee Cut-Ups Molly And Tenbrooks 20 Bluegrass Favorites Amazon
29Tony Rice Unit Midnight on the Stormy Deep Hills Of Home: 25 Years Of Folk Music On Rounder Records Amazon
30Doc Watson Midnight on The Stormy Deep Riding the Midnight Train Amazon
31John Hartford, Ronnie McCoury Little Cabin Home On The Hill True Life Blues – The Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
32Elvis Presley Little Cabin On the Hill Elvis Country Amazon
33Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys Uncle Pen Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon

The Songs of Dan Penn

With a new album just released, Dan Penn reminds everyone that there are few songwriters, and only one living, that have influenced (if not defined) the Memphis soul sound as he has. At 78, Dan Penn’s legacy is already sealed with songs that are enduring:  “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”, “Dark End of the Street”, “Cry Like a Baby”, and so many more. Our show this Friday had to carefully curate tracks from Irma Thomas, Percy Sledge, Solomon Burke, Arthur Alexander, and a couple dozen more to pay proper tribute. As a musician and songwriter, this Muscle Shoals legend deserves a spot in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and, while never considered a performer, his catalog includes three solo studio albums, one from 1973, another from 1994, and this year’s Living On Mercy. You’ll hear tracks from these and so much more in this morning’s episode of Deeper Roots.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dan Penn Living On Mercy Living On Mercy Amazon
3Otis Redding You Left The Water Running The Muscle Shoals Sound Amazon
4Janis Joplin & The Full Tilt Boogie Band A Woman Left Lonely Pearl Amazon
5Aretha Franklin Do Right Woman, Do Right Man 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
6James Carr The Dark End of the Street The Essential James Carr Amazon
7Jimmy Hughes Slippin' Around With You After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
8The Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspiration Something's Got A Hold On Me Amazon
9Solomon Burke Take Me (Just As I Am) King Solomon / I Wish I Knew Amazon
10Arthur Alexander Rainbow Road (Album Version) Rainbow Road Amazon
11Marshall Crenshaw I'd Do It All over Again Adios Amigo: A Tribute to Arthur Alexander Amazon
12James & Bobby Purify I'm Your Puppet The Best Of Amazon
13Arthur Conley Take Me (Just As I Am) The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1 Amazon
14Dan Penn Strangest Feeling The Fame Recordings Amazon
15Irma Thomas I Count the Teardrops If You Want It, Come and Get It Amazon
16Irma Thomas Blue in the Heart My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon
17Irma Thomas The Joke Is on You My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon
18Dan Penn Let Them Talk The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1 Amazon
19The Box Tops Cry Like A Baby The Classic Sixties Collection: 1968 – The Hits That Rocked A Whole Generation Amazon
20The Box Tops People Gonna Talk The Ultimate Box Tops Amazon
21Percy Sledge It Tears Me Up The Atlantic Recordings – Disc 1 Amazon
22Percy Sledge Out Of Left Field It Tears Me Up: The Best Of Percy Sledge Amazon
23Cat Power Woman Left Lonely Jukebox Amazon
24Marcia Ball Look Before You Leap Roadside Attractions Amazon
25Art Freeman Slippin' Around With You The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1 Amazon
26Dan Penn The Puppet AKA I'm Your Puppet The Fame Recordings Amazon
27Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham Ol' Folks Moments From This Theatre Amazon
28Irma Thomas Zero Willpower My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon
29Dan Penn Edge Of Love Living On Mercy Amazon

Change is Gonna Come

Positive vibes and sweet sounds in another eclectic free form show on Deeper Roots. Dave Stroud will take the opportunity on this week’s Black Friday to share some golden sounds, some classics and others that you may not know. They’re the sounds from the deeper wells and the dusty digital archives of the past century. You’ll hear some Gary US Bonds’ best known and obscure tracks, gospel delicacies from The Gospel Tones and The Zion Travelers, new sounds and classic early tracks from Dion, and so, so much more in the show today as we give thanks for the decomposition of the torch bearers of racism and white supremacy that occupy the highest seats in the land. Change is gonna come and none too soon.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Aretha Franklin A Change Is Gonna Come I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Amazon
3Chris Isaak Only the Lonely Baja Sessions Amazon
4Traveling Wilburys Not Alone Any More The Soul of Rock And Roll [Disc 4] Amazon
5Roy Orbison The Great Pretender Heart Of Roy Orbison Amazon
6Robert Gordon Uptown Bad Boy Amazon
7The Chambers Brothers People Get Ready Roots Of Folk Amazon
8Jay And The Techniques Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie Classic Rock: 1967 – Shakin' All Over Amazon
9Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man Anthology [CD2] Amazon
10Clay Hammond Suzy Do It Better Than You Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
11King Curtis Memphis Soul Stew Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
12Elvis Presley Promised Land Elvis At Stax Amazon
13Doris Duke I Don't Care Anymore Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 4 Amazon
14Gary U.S. Bonds Soul Deep The Best of Gary U.S. Bonds Amazon
15Gary US Bonds New Orleans Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
16Ella Fitzgerald Don' Cha Go 'Way Mad 1950 Amazon
17Little Village Don't Go Away Mad Little Village Amazon
18Dion Ruby Baby Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
19Dion Song For Sam Cooke (Here In America) [feat. Paul Simon] Blues with Friends Amazon
20Sam Cooke Deep River 1959 (Scratched 5913) Amazon
21Gospel Tones Roll, Jordan, Roll Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
22The Zion Travelers I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone The Dootone Masters Amazon
23Mahalia Jackson I'm On My Way The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
24The Louvin Brothers The River Of Jordan Satan Is Real Amazon
25The Seldom Scene Muddy Water Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass [Disc 1] Amazon
26The Box Tops The Letter Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
27The Gentrys Keep On Dancing Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
28Billy Burnette Ready All Ready Rock N' Roll With It Amazon
29Freddie King I'm Ready King Of The Blues Amazon
30Gary U.S. Bonds Angelyne The Best of Gary U.S. Bonds Amazon
31Dion & The Belmonts The Wanderer Del Shannon Amazon
32Roy Orbison Pretty Paper The Soul of Rock And Roll [Disc 2] Amazon
33Mike Farris Change Is Gonna Come Salvation in Lights Amazon

The Itinerant Life

The Great Depression brought to the forefront the blight of runaway capitalism and a country that was not prepared to put safeguards in place for working people, let alone the working poor, until FDR’s New Deal in the 30s. By then it was too late for the many itinerant homeless and impoverished migrant workers who moved from town to town by any means necessary, looking for hope amongst communities of those equally disenfranchised. The itinerant life brought about its own language, hieroglyphics, and rule of law. Our show today rides the rails with the music; songs of the itinerant life. We’ll hear from the likely suspects like Woody and Cisco, Doc Watson, Jimmie Rodgers, and Harry Choates as well as the Goose State Ramblers’ story of Ole Olson, Norman and Nancy Blake’s tale of Hobo Bill, Montana Slim, and Bob Dylan. Tune in Friday morning for the best in roots sounds on the might KOWS Community Radio. 92.5 FM on your dial.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Norman & Nancy Blake The Hobo's Last Ride The Hobo's Last Ride Amazon
3Hank Williams Ramblin' Man (Single Version) Beyond The Sunset Amazon
4Johnny Bond I'm Pounding The Rails Again Put Me To Bed Amazon
5Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Lobo The Hobo Seven Decades Amazon
6Del McCoury Lonesome Hobo Del McCoury – 1967-1971 Amazon
7Bob Dylan Only A Hobo Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 [Disc 1] Amazon
8The Band Hobo Jungle Northern Lights-Southern Cross Amazon
9Jimmie Rodgers Hobo Bill's Last Ride (1930) Jimmy Rodgers: The Singing Bra Amazon
10Doc Watson Rambling Hobo Memories Amazon
11Woody Guthrie Hobo's Lullaby This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings Vol. 1 Amazon
12Cisco Houston Mysteries Of A Hobo's Life The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
13Johnny Cash The Hobo Song The Mystery Of Life Amazon
14Goose Island Ramblers Ole Olson, the Hobo From Norway Polkabilly Amazon
15Rod Stewart Only A Hobo Gasoline Alley Amazon
16Molly O'Day The Tramp On The Street Country Boy's Dream Amazon
17The Carter Family Western Hobo The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 2] Amazon
18Cisco Houston Hobo Bill The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
19The Delmore Brothers Happy Hicky – The Hobo Charlotte, NC 1936-371 [Disc 2] Amazon
20Jimmie Rodgers Hobo's Meditation Recordings 1927 – 1933 [Disc 4] Amazon
21Emmylou Harris Hobo's Lullaby Folkways: A Vision Shared-A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly Amazon
22Goebel Reeves Hobo's Lullaby Country: The American Tradition [Disc 1] Amazon
23Grandpa Jones Hobo Bill Pickin' & A-Grinnin' Amazon
24Roy Acuff Poor Hobo compliments of grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
25Harry Choates Poor Hobo Fiddle King Of Cajun Swing Amazon
26Kelly Joe Phelps Hobo's Son Shine Eyed Mister Zen Amazon
27Montana Slim (Wilf Carter) I Ain't Gonna Be A Hobo No More Wilf Carter – Selected Sides 1933-41 Amazon
28J.D. Wilkes Hoboes Are My Heroes Fire Dream Amazon
29Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris Hobo's Meditation Trio Amazon
30Doc & Merle Watson The Hobo Down South Amazon
31Hank Williams Men With Broken Hearts Beyond The Sunset Amazon
32The Stoneman Family I Want To Wander 28 Big Ones Amazon

License To Vote

We’ve waited four years so there’s no need for any more hopes, prayers, or incantations. Our way of American life is on the line. The choice is ours. As our image says: “Vote as you please, but please vote.” We’re kicking off the five day countdown with a collection of music featuring political songs, songs about voting, democracy, freedom, and civil rights; ; all of which are currently threatened by this administration and its sycophants, traitors, and rats. We’ll hear from Steve Goodman, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Bob Dylan, The New Christy Minstrels, and (of course) Roy Zimmerman, all of whom touch on one or more of our topics of the day. We’ve got free speech, no bull radio here in Sonoma County and Deeper Roots will take this Friday out to use a bullhorn to ask that you go out and vote, for heaven’s (and democracy’s) sake. We need to turn this ship around and this is our best opportunity.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Roy Zimmerman My Vote My Voice My Right The Faucet's On Fire Amazon
3Charles Bukowski Face of a Political Candidate Underwater Poetry Festival Amazon
4Ellis Paul Election Day The Storyteller's Suitcase Amazon
5Steve Earle Snake Oil Ain't Ever Satisfied: The Steve Earle Collection (2 of 2) Amazon
6Keb' Mo' Featuring Rosanne Cash Put A Woman In Charge Put A Woman In Charge Amazon
7Sweet Honey In The Rock We Want The Vote! Chant The Women Gather Amazon
8Mayor Richard Daley Press Conference on the Riots at the Democratic Convention Great Speeches of the 20th Century Amazon
9Norman & Nancy Blake The Democratic Donkey (Is In His Stall Again) The Hobo's Last Ride Amazon
10Utah Phillips The rich will not permit you to vote away their wealth Making Speech Free Amazon
11Bruce Cockburn Call It Democracy Anything Anytime Anywhere (Singles 1979-2002) Amazon
12Todd Snider Talking Reality Television Blues Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 Amazon
13Dan Zanes Lincoln And Liberty Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
14Ry Cooder One Cat, One Vote, One Beer My Name Is Buddy Amazon
15Leonard Cohen Democracy More Best of Leonard Cohen Amazon
16The New Christy Minstrels My Name is Liberty Green, Green Amazon
17Carolina Chocolate Drops Day of Liberty Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War Amazon
18Sweet Honey In The Rock Give The People Their Right To Vote! The Women Gather Amazon
19Bob Dylan Chimes Of Freedom Another Side Of Bob Dylan Amazon
20Bryan Sutton Battle Cry of Freedom Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War Amazon
21Arlo Guthrie Presidential Rag Arlo Guthrie Amazon
22Roy Zimmerman The Don Rize Up Amazon
23Randy Newman Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man) Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
24Chad Mitchell Trio Your Friendly, Liberal, Neighborhood Ku-Klux-Klan The Best Of The Chad Mitchell Trio The Mercury Years Amazon
25Willie Nelson Vote Em Out Vote 'Em Out Amazon
26Roy Zimmerman Sweeney Trump Rize Up Amazon
27Moss Henry Crazy at the Wheel Crazy at the Wheel (Single) Amazon
28Jay & The Americans Only In America Come A Little Bit Closer – The Best of Jay and The Americans Amazon
29The Tillers All You Fascists Bound to Lose The Tillers Amazon

Mama’s Getting Hot

Free Form Friday is considered the calm before two upcoming events, both suspenseful in nature. Halloween and Election Day. Halloween because we’ll be sharing some of the haunted reminders as well as social distancing, whereas Election Day will send the right message and send the ghouls, rats, and seditionists scurrying back to their nests. This morning’s music is the bright reminder that good still can come of our situation, taking a time out for music that keeps us centered. We’ll make the leap from Mama Cass to Geraint Watkins, Ella to Laura Nyro, John Prine to The Beach Boys…all in perfect form. Join Dave Stroud for another celebration of a hundred years of America’s music on KOWS radio, a bastion of free speech and no bull, streaming to your ears on www.freespeechnobull.com. And donate to support community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jimmie Davis Mama's Getting Hot And Papa's Getting Cold Nobody's Darlin' But Mine Amazon
3Nina Simone Stompin' At The Savoy The Amazing Nina Simone/Nina Simone At Town Hall Amazon
4Louis Armstrong A Kiss To Build A Dream On Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
5Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Dream A Little Dream Of Me C'Est Si Bon Amazon
6Mama Cass Elliot New World Coming Mama's Big Ones Amazon
7The Soul Stirrers Resting Easy Lovely Jazz Gospel & Blues Amazon
8Laura Nyro And When I Die Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro (1 of 2) Amazon
9Rosanne Cash Save The Country Time & Love, The Music of Laura Nyro Amazon
10The Civil Wars & T Bone Burnett Long Time Gone (Dustbowl Version) a Place at the Table (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
11Levon Helm Rag Mama Rag Ramble at the Ryman Amazon
12John Prine/Miranda Lambert Cold Cold Heart For Better, Or Worse Amazon
13John Prine & Mac Wiseman I Forgot to Remember to Forget Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
14John Prine I Remember Everything I Remember Everything Amazon
15Dave Van Ronk Green, Green Rocky Road Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk Amazon
16Grateful Dead Rosa Lee McFall Reckoning Amazon
17Del McCoury, Doc Watson & Mac Wiseman New Moon Over My Shoulder Mac Doc Del Amazon
18Dolly Parton My Tennessee Mountain Home 1972 Amazon
19Maria Muldaur Any Old Time Maria Muldaur Amazon
20The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band All I Have to Do Is Dream Dirt, Silver & Gold Disc 2 Amazon
21Len Barry 1-2-3 Classic Rock 1965: The Beat Goes On Amazon
22The Beach Boys Heroes and Villains [Track Only][*] Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys Disc 5 Amazon
23Geraint Watkins Heroes and Villains Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
24Geraint Watkins Two Rocks Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
25Mink Deville A Train Lady The Mink De Ville Collection Amazon
26The Holmes Brothers (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? State Of Grace Amazon
27Nick Lowe Here Comes That Feeling Lay It On Me Amazon
28Brenda Lee Here Comes That Feelin' Queen of Rock 'N' Roll Amazon
29Louis Armstrong Ezekiel Saw De Wheel Louis And The Good Book Amazon
30Sister Rosetta Tharpe Cain't No Grave Hold My Body Down Gospel Train Amazon
31Duane Eddy Streets of Laredo Rebel Rouser Amazon
32Boyd Bennett & His Rockets Cool Disc Jockey Bob Dylan – Radio Radio Vol.5 Amazon
33Fats Domino Blue Monday Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon

Murder Most Foul

Our show this week is brought to you by a song, a narrative like no other Bob Dylan has ever produced. Murder Most Foul was released earlier this year as the first single from his latest album Rough and Rowdy Ways. It is a 16 minute narration of cultural reflection that speaks to the passing of time in the context of what has been lost and what still might be lost yet still celebrating our gains. The Kennedy assassination is one of those times that we reflect on, remembering the day that it happened with as much clarity as time permits. What Dylan does is use pastel images of ‘what was then’ with who we are now as he speaks to cultural touchstones in his (and our) life. And he warns us, once again, that the times are indeed changin’ and that we should likely hear this song as a storm warning. Tune into for a listen. Two hours of Deeper Roots this week.  You can also find out more about the Dylan song at https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/murder-most-foul-and-the-haunting-of-america.


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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nina Simone Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
3Bob Dylan Murder Most Foul Murder Most Foul Amazon
4Louis Armstrong & All His Stars St. James Infirmary (Gambler's Blues) Satchmo Plays King Oliver Amazon
5Erroll Garner Trio Misty Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
6Miles Davis Stella by Starlight '58 Sessions Amazon
7Julie London Cry Me A River Julie Is Her Name & Lonely Girl Amazon
8Nat King Cole On The Street Where You Live The World Of Nat King Cole Amazon
9Marie Knight The Old Rugged Cross Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
10Etta James I'd Rather Go Blind Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
11The Platters Twilight Time Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon
12The Fleetwoods Tragedy American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
13Gerry & the Pacemakers – Freddie & the Dreamers Ferry Cross The Mersey Back 2 Back Hits Amazon
14Elvis Presley Long Black Limousine From Elvis in Memphis Amazon
15Lefty Frizzell Long Black Veil Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
16The Kingston Trio Tom Dooley Yesterday's Gone [Disc 2] Amazon
17Marty Robbins El Paso All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
18Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday To JFK The Essential Marilyn Monroe Amazon
19Lena Horne Love Me Or Leave Me RCA Records Label: The 1st Note in Black Music [Disc 3] Amazon
20The Beach Boys The Warmth of the Sun Endless Summer Amazon
21Ray Charles What'd I Say Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
22Larry Williams Dizzy Miss Lizzy [Album Version] Specialty Profiles: Larry Williams Amazon
23The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
24Elvis Presley Mystery Train Lonesome Whistle – An Anthology Of American Railroad Song Amazon
25Billy Joel Only The Good Die Young The Stranger Amazon
26Richard Burton Camelot Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
27Toussaint McCall Nothing Takes The Place Of You Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
28The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood The Most of the Animals Amazon
29Billy Bob Thornton He Was A Friend Of MIne Private Radio Amazon

Mr. Songwriter – Harlan Howard

We’ll be honoring the songwriting prowess of Harlan Howard this week on Deeper Roots. A country songwriter and performer whose career spanned six decades and wrote some of the classic songs of the Golden Age, turning formula into phrasing and stories of true life as he saw it. After a few minor successes, his song Pick Me Up on Your Way Down became a No. 2 hit for Charlie Walker in 1958 and Heartaches by the Number for Ray Price the following year,his name appeared at the forefront of songwriting talent of the time. His songs were performed by everyone from Merle Haggard to The Kingston Trio and Johnny Cash and Ray Charles. This week’s show will feature songs written by Harlan Howard and we’ll get to hear him perform many of his own. He  coined the oft-quoted phrase “Three chords and the truth”. Tune in for the festivities.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Porter Wagoner Harlan Howard Medley 1964-1965 (Warped 6508) Amazon
3Charlie Walker Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
4Rodney Crowell Above And Beyond (The Call Of Love) Playlist: The Very Best Of Rodney Crowell Amazon
5Bobby Bare The Streets Of Baltimore The Essential Bobby Bare Amazon
6Kingston Trio Everglades Made In The USA Amazon
7Waylon Jennings Nashville Rebel Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line: The RCA Years Disc 1 Amazon
8Brenda Lee Too Many Rivers The Brenda Lee Story: Her Greatest Hits Amazon
9Patsy Cline I Fall To Pieces Lifetime Of Romance: Falling In Love [Disc 2] Amazon
10Patsy Cline He Called Me Baby 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – Classic Patsy Cline Amazon
11Tennessee Ernie Ford She Called Me Baby Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon
12George Jones You Comb Her Hair The Best Of George Jones: 1955-1967 Amazon
13Ray Charles Busted Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 3 Amazon
14Joe Simon The Chokin' Kind The Soul Story, Vol. 1 [Disc 1] Amazon
15Buck Owens Sweet Thing The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1; 1950s & 60s Boppers and Rockers from 'Nashville West' Amazon
16Derailers I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love (Today) Reverb Deluxe Amazon
17Wynn Stewart Heartaches For A Dime Come On – Gonna Shake This Shack Amazon
18Buck Owens I've Got A Tiger By The Tail (Original Mono Single Version) Buck 'Em: The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Amazon
19Harlan Howard I Can't Stand It 1959-1963 Amazon
20Harlan Howard My Baby's His Baby Now 1959-1963 Amazon
21Al Brumley Someone's Gonna Get Hurt The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1; 1950s & 60s Boppers and Rockers from 'Nashville West' Amazon
22Ray Price Heartaches By The Number Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
23Guy Mitchell Heartaches by the Number Your Hit Parade -1959 Amazon
24Burl Ives Call Me Mr. In-Between [Single Version] 20th Century Masters :The Millennium Collection: Best of Burl Ives Amazon
25Patsy Cline Foolin' Around Patsy Cline Story Amazon
26The Collins Kids Soda Poppin' Around Hop, Skip & Jump [Disc 1] Amazon
27Waylon Jennings Green River Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line: The RCA Years Disc 1 Amazon
28Johnny Cash The Wall The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 Disc 2 Amazon
29Jan Howard Evil on Your Mind Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 Amazon
30Lefty Frizzell She's Gone, Gone, Gone Look What Thoughts Will Do Amazon
31Emmylou Harris/George Jones All Fall Down Friends in High Places Amazon
32Jim Reeves I Won't Forget You Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
33Harlan Howard Be Just a Little Meaner 1959-1963 Amazon
34Rosanne Cash Featuring Elvis Costello Heartaches By The Number (Feat. Elvis Costello) The List Amazon
35Waylon Jennings The Chokin' Kind The Essential Waylon Jennings [2007] Disc 1 Amazon
36The Little Willies Streets Of Baltimore The Little Willies Amazon
37The Tractors Pick Me Up on Your Way Down Trade Union Amazon