Category Archives: Americana

Rock Bop & Roll

We’ve got a wild mix this week…sounds from the rock n’ roll archives, all done while excavating deeper into the halls of R&B, rockabilly, and country. Don’t count on the usual suspects, although there will be a few attending, but look to the under-the-radar floor pounders. The performances mostly qualify for shouts, shakes, and rocking fool’s gold, including some hillbilly ranters, New Orleans panters, and country banters. Tune in for some obscure Eddie Cochran alongside sounds from Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats, Sax Kari & His Ballin’ Blues Band, Royce Porter with The Kounts, and the Brewster Avenue Rhythm Boys. We’re Deeper Roots… and we’re going deeper on Friday mornings at 9am Pacific on KOWS 92.5 FM, repeating the following week on KWTF 88.1 FM. Check us out!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Gene Summers School of Rock & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
3Bobby Marchan You Can't Stop Her The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 3] Amazon
4Royce Porter with the Kounts Beach of Love Banana Split for My Baby Amazon
5Huey "Piano" Smith Hush Your Mouth ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 40 Amazon
6Bobby Marchan Chicken – Wah – Wah The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 1] Amazon
7Amos Milburn Soft Pillow Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
8Sax Kari & His Ballin The Blues Band Hush Your Lyin' Mouth Stompin' – Rhythm 'N' Blues Pounders – Volume 13 Amazon
9Bill Allen Please Give Me Something Essential Rockabilly The Imperial Story Amazon
10Jerry Lee Lewis Rockin' My Life Away All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology (Disc 2) Amazon
11Bobby Brant Piano Nellie 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
12The Cochran Brothers Tired And Sleepy Somethin' Else: The Fine Lookin' Hits Of Eddie Cochran Amazon
13Johnny Burnette Please Don't Leave Me The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD1 Amazon
14Thumper Jones Rock It Classic Rockabilly Amazon
15Conway Twitty Shake It Up The Rock 'N' Roll Years CD1 Amazon
16Buck Owens Hot Dog The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) – Disc 3 Amazon
17Bill Haley Hot Dog Buddy Buddy From Western Swing to R-O-C-K (4): Don't Knock the Rock Amazon
18Charlie Adams Cattin' Around Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
19Dick Penner Cindy Lou Rockin' Memphis [Disc 4] Amazon
20Carmol Taylor Tell Me What to Do Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
21Werly Fairburn Everybody's Rockin' Classic Rockabilly Amazon
22Big Joe Turner Flip, Flop and Fly Big Joe Rocks Amazon
23Ronnie Self Ain't I'm A Dog? The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
24Wynn Stewart Come On California Country Amazon
25Billy Strange Hell Train Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
26Len Barrow Hades Highway Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
27Tarheel Slim Number Nine Train Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
28Vince Taylor Brand New Cadillac Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
29Eddie Cochran Fools Paradise Eddie Cochran: 2 Classic Albums Plus Singles And Session Tracks [Disc 2] Amazon
30B.B. King Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan Amazon
31Amos Milburn House Party (Tonight) Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
32Louis Jordan Caledonia The R&B Years – 1942-45 [Disc 3] Amazon
33Rollee McGill Rhythm Rockin' Boogie Shoutin' Out The Blues (R&B CD 2005-2) Amazon
34Wynonie Harris Lovin' Machine Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
35Jerry Lee Lewis Breathless All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology (Disc 1) Amazon
36Johnny Otis Willy & The Hand Jive Vol. 1-Johnny Otis R & B Dance Amazon
37Wanda Jackson Let's Have a Party Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
38Buddy Holly Brown Eyed Handsome Man Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
39Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon

Brothers in Harmony

Harmony. That blend of knowing how the instruments and vocals will reverberate against each other…and the Delmore Brothers introduced the tightest of harmonies combining the early sentiments of gospel, folk, and blues, becoming, in their time, the most popular act on the Grand Ole Opry. The Louvin Brothers were blessed with not only pure complementing vocal chops but an innate sense of timing. Others, like the Osbornes, the Stanleys, and the Monroes took the Appalachian folk sound of what would become bluegrass to another level, using their kinship as a vault that would surpass others whose symbiotic relationships would often lack the requisite DNA (not to mention timing). Deeper Roots explores a number of performers who leveraged that DNA to set themselves apart from others on the stage. It’s sibling country harmony this week on Sonoma County Community Radio. Join in the fun!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Everly Brothers Roving Gambler Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Amazon
3The Monroe Brothers Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
4The Monroe Brothers Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 [Disc 1] Amazon
5The Monroe Brothers On The Banks Of The Ohio What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul? Volume One Amazon
6Bill Monroe New River Train The Essential Bill Monroe & The Monroe Brothers Amazon
7The Delmore Brothers Brown's Ferry Blues Chicago 1933, New Orleans 1935 [Disc 1] Amazon
8The Delmore Brothers Hillbilly Boogie Boogie Man Boogie Amazon
9The Delmore Brothers Lonesome Yodel Blues Chicago 1933, New Orleans 1935 [Disc 1] Amazon
10The Delmore Brothers Southern Moon Hillbilly Boogie Best Amazon
11The Delmore Brothers I've Got The Big River Blues Chicago 1933, New Orleans 1935 [Disc 1] Amazon
12The Stanley Brothers Rank Strangers Back Roads to Cold Mountain Amazon
13The Stanley Brothers I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow Stanley Brothers & Clinch Mountain Boys Amazon
14The Stanley Brothers Let Me Be Your Friend Stanley Brothers & Clinch Mountain Boys Amazon
15The Stanley Brothers Poor Ellen Smith An Evening Long Ago: Live 1956 Amazon
16The Blue Sky Boys Only One Step More Something Got A Hold Of Me Amazon
17Blue Sky Boys I'm S-A-V-E-D 1939-1940 (Warped 3976) Amazon
18The Blue Sky Boys Mary Of The Wild Moor East Virginia Blues (When The Sun Goes Down Series) Amazon
19Blue Sky Boys Story of the Knoxville Girl The Chronological Classics 1937-1938 (Warped 3807) Amazon
20The Louvin Brothers Knoxville Girl Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
21The Louvin Brothers I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
22The Louvin Brothers If I Could Only Win Your Love Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
23The Louvin Brothers Pitfall Close Harmony [Disc 2] Amazon
24Osborne Brothers Take This Hammer 1963-1965 (Warped 6361) Amazon
25Osborne Brothers Charlie Cotton 1963-1965 (Warped 6361) Amazon
26Osborne Brothers My Sweet Love Ain't Around 1968-1974 Disc 2 Amazon
27Osborne Brothers Gotta Travel On 1963-1965 (Warped 6361) Amazon
28The Everly Brothers Crying In The Rain Heartaches & Harmonies [Disc 2] Amazon
29The Everly Brothers I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail Heartaches & Harmonies [Disc 1] Amazon
30The Everly Brothers Down In The Willow Garden Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Amazon
31The Everly Brothers Take a Message to Mary A Portrait of Dylan Amazon
32The Louvin Brothers Cash On The Barrelhead Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
33The Louvin Brothers When I Stop Dreaming Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
34The Louvin Brothers The Great Atomic Power Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon

Time’s Getting Hard

Music this week that speaks to hard times. From the Dust Bowl and Great Depression to personal hardships, we’ll share some bluegrass sounds, tunes steeped in tradition, soothing notes of country gospel, and folk blues. We’ll hear from The Weavers, Mavis Staples, Bobby Bare, and Pearly “Grandma” Davis (a nugget from Mike Seeger’s Old Time Music series). There will be talk of failing crops, revolution, and Oklahoma dust this week. Deeper Roots goes a little bit deeper with more songs about hard times this week on KOWS Community Radio, broadcasting live from the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, California, where our neighbors just experienced their own hard times from flood waters. Thinking about them.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobby Bare Going Down the Road (I Ain't Going to Be Treated This Way) fcc warning Darker Than Light Amazon
3Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout a Revolution Tracy Chapman Amazon
4Uncle Tupelo No Depression No Depression Amazon
5Bob Dylan Hard Times Good As I Been To You Amazon
6Dave Alvin Waiting for the Hard Times to Go Interstate City Amazon
7Mavis Staples Hard Times Come Again No More Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
8The Byrds Old Blue The Byrds [Box Set] Disc 3 Amazon
9Peter Rowan Seeds My Daddy Sowed Dust Bowl Children Amazon
10Jimmy LaFave My Oklahoma Home (It Blowed away) Peace Town Amazon
11Pearly 'Grandma' Davis It's These Hard Times Close To Home: Old Time Music From Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 Amazon
12Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three Hard Times Come and Go Riverboat Soul Amazon
13Eddie Dattel Trickle Down Blues Trickle Down Blues Amazon
14Buck Owens Waitin' In Your Welfare Line The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
15Ryan Bingham Hard Times Mescalito Amazon
16Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
17The Louvin Brothers Preach The Gospel The Family Who Prays: 26 Classic Tracks Amazon
18Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Never No More Hard Times-Blues The King Of Western Swing-25 Hits 1935-1945 Amazon
19Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Hard Times Have Been Here (But They've Gone) 1978-1979 Amazon
20Country Joe McDonald Talkin' Dust Bowl Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
21The Weavers Bring Me Li'l Water Sylvia Dust Bowl Blues: Essential American Folk [Disc 2] Amazon
22Josh White Hard Times Blues ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 51 Amazon
23Sheryl Crow No Depression In Heaven The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family Amazon
24Country Joe McDonald This Land Is Your Land Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
25R.B. Morris That's How Every Empire Falls Singing Through the Wall. Songs for Western Sahara Amazon
26Bobby Bare Times Are Gettin' Hard 1964 (Warped 6425) Amazon
27The Tillers All You Fascists Bound to Lose The Tillers Amazon
28Aiken County String Band Hard Times Breakdown 78s Amazon
29Eels Rock Hard Times Shootenanny! Amazon

Deeper Charley Patton

This week we’ll explore the music of the legendary Charley Patton. We’ll be dipping our toes into the birth of the Delta blues featuring some classic tracks from the gravel-voiced masked wonder as well as some rich covers from contemporary performers. Listen in for music from Otis Taylor, David Johansen, Corey Harris, and Taj Mahal…just to drop a few names. We’ll also scratch the surface of Charley’s career including some reflections from a master’s thesis written by none other than the American musicologist and musician, John Fahey. Tune in Friday morning as we board ourselves a raft to roll down the waters in search of the rich and elusive legend of the Mississippi Delta blues that was Charley Patton.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Dylan High Water (For Charley Patton) Love and Theft Amazon
3Charley Patton I Shall Not Be Moved The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 2] Amazon
4Paul Rishell & Anne Raines I Shall Not Be Moved Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
5Son House The Pony Blues Complete Library of Congress Sessions, The Amazon
6Charley Patton Pony Blues (Pm 12792, 15216–) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
7Guy Davis, T-Bone Wolk, Mark Murphy & Levon Helm Some of These Days Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
8Charley Patton Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 2] Amazon
9Charley Patton Poor Me The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 3] Amazon
10Rising Sons By And By (Poor Me) [Album Version] Rising Sons Amazon
11Charlie Musselwhite Pea Vine Blues Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
12Otis Taylor Stone Pony Americana Roots Songbook: Modern Blues Amazon
13Charley Patton Stone Pony Blues The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 3] Amazon
14McHouston Baker High Sheriff Blues Mississippi Delta Dues Amazon
15David Johansen High Sheriff Shaker Amazon
16Charley Patton High Sheriff Blues Pony Blues (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
17Steve James & Mark Rubin Elder Greene Blues Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
18Charley Patton Elder Greene Blues The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 1] Amazon
19Taj Mahal High Water Everywhere, Part 2 American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 2] Amazon
20Graham Parker Poor Me Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
21Corey Harris Moon Going Down Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
22Charley Patton Moon Going Down Pony Blues (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
23Dave Van Ronk Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
24Robert Nighthawk Mean Black Cat Greatest Blues Licks Amazon
25Charley Patton Charley Patton – Mean Black Cat Blues 24 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920_Vol 11 [ Blues Images ] Amazon
26Joe Louis Walker Sugar Mama Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
27The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Some of These Days I'll Be Gone (Charley Version) Peyton On Patton Amazon
28Charley Patton High Water Everywhere – Part 1 The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Amazon

8 Songwriters 3 Hours

A special three hour show has Dave filling in for KC and I Hear You Rockin’ on KOWS Community Radio, live from the KOWS studios in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa. Dave will walk through some of performances of songwriters who were influential in the rise of Americana sounds including blues, rock, rhythm & blues, pop, folk, and country in the late half of the 20th century. Who you might ask? In addition to the pairings of Carole King and Gerry Goffin as well as Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, we’ll also be sharing songs written by Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, and Tom Waits.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Peter Green Splinter Group If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day Me & the Devil Disc 2 Amazon
3Eric Clapton 32-20 Blues Me & Mr. Johnson Amazon
4Keb' Mo' Love in Vain Slow Down Amazon
5Leon Russell Come On In My Kitchen Life Journey Amazon
6Otis Spann Dust My Broom The Blues Never Die Amazon
7Huey Lewis & The News Blue Monday Four Chords & Several Years Ago Amazon
8Mitch Woods I Hear You Knockin Gumbo Blues Amazon
9Los Lobos I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (1 of 4) Amazon
10Robert Gordon All by Myself [*] Robert Gordon with Link Wray/Fresh Fish Specials Amazon
11Brenda Lee Let the Four Winds Blow Queen of Rock 'N' Roll Amazon
12Doug Kershaw I'm Walkin' The Best Of Doug Kershaw Amazon
13John Lennon Ain't That A Shame Rock 'n' Roll Amazon
14George Thorogood & The Destroyers Hello Josephine The Hard Stuff Amazon
15Bonnie Raitt & Jon Cleary I'm In Love Again/All By Myself Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino [Disc 1] Amazon
16Ray Charles Move It On Over Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
17Sleepy LaBeef The Blues Come Around Tomorrow Never Comes Amazon
18Raul Malo Weary Blues from Waitin' The Nashville Acoustic Sessions Amazon
19The Secret Sisters Why Don't You Love Me The Secret Sisters Amazon
20Tompall And The Glasier Brothers A Mansion On The Hill American Legends – Hank Williams Amazon
21Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler Lost On The River Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Amazon
22Taj Mahal Mind Your Own Business Sekno Blues Amazon
23Willie Nelson Mr. Record Man A Horse Called Music Amazon
24The Little Willies Night Life The Little Willies Amazon
25Johnny Burnette Hello Walls The Ballads Of Amazon
26Jamey Johnson Everything But You (featuring Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill) Living For A Song- A Tribute To Hank Cochran Amazon
27Bryan Ferry If Not For You Dylanesque Amazon
28Madeleine Peyroux You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Careless Love Amazon
29Mason Jennings The Times They Are A-Changin' I'm Not There [Disc 2] Amazon
30The Blind Boys Of Alabama Way Down In The Hole Spirit Of The Century Amazon
31Los Lobos Jockey Full Of Bourbon Ride This: The Covers [EP] Amazon
32The Devil Makes Three Come On Up to the House Redemption & Ruin Amazon
33John Hammond, Jr. Clap Hands Wicked Grin Amazon
34The Eagles Ol' 55 On The Border Amazon
35Dolly Parton Jolene Jolene Amazon
36Linda Ronstadt I Will Always Love You Prisoner In Disguise Amazon
37Alison Krauss/Shania Twain/Union Station Coat of Many Colors Just Because I'm a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton Amazon
38Bill Philips Put It Off Until Tomorrow Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 Amazon
39The Drifters Some Kind of Wonderful Drifters' Golden Hits Amazon
40The Cookies Chains The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
41The Drifters Up On The Roof All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 [Disc 2] Amazon
42Maxine Brown Oh No Not My Baby Time-Life Classic Rock: 1964 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
43Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Smooth Grooves: The '60s, Vol. 2: Mid-'60s Amazon
44Taj Mahal Take A Giant Step Giant Step & De Ole Folks At Home Amazon
45The Byrds Goin' Back The Notorious Byrd Brothers Amazon
46Skeeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad At You Early Girls: 1 Amazon
47The Band I Shall Be Released Music From Big Pink Amazon
48The Brothers and Sisters All Along the Watchtower When Gospel Sings Bob Dylan Amazon
49Rick Nelson She Belongs To Me The Best Of 1964-1975 Amazon

Western Sunsets

This week’s show has us revisiting the Old Chisholm Trail and prairie passages that resemble all things that follow those romantic icons whose life on the range was less than what their songs usually embellish. In the western sunsets where John Lomax first went out in search of the ‘cowboy song’, we’ll explore more enlightened performances from the silver screen to the deep folk traditions that have become so laminated with romance that it’s hard to see the images beneath. This week’s show will take us from Carl T. Sprague, the original cowboy crooner, to Johnny Horton, Fess Parker, Rex Allen, and Roy Rogers. The music is sometimes sappy (Rick Nelson’s My Rifle, My Pony, and Me), sometimes light (Roy Rogers’ My Chickashay Girl), and other times full of storytelling and history. So many performances to light up the evening sky…just before dusk…just before that ceiling of stars appears in the night sky. Join us for our first live show from our new KOWS studios in downtown Santa Rosa.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Rex Allen The Covered Wagon Riding All Day Amazon
3Jimmie Rodgers Prairie Lullaby Recordings 1927 – 1933 [Disc 5] Amazon
4Carl T. Sprague O Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
5The Carter Family Cowboy Jack On Border Radio – 1939 – vol. 2 Amazon
6Rhubarb Red Little Green Valley (Radio) Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West Cd 1 Amazon
7The Riders Of The Purple Sage Cool Water (Radio) Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West Cd 1 Amazon
8Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers The Strawberry Roan Saturday Night Rag 1934-1936 Vol. 1 Amazon
9Hank Snow I Traded My Saddle for a Rifle 1942-1943 (Warped 4206) Amazon
10Rex Allen Dreaming of the Western Plains Riding All Day Amazon
11Roy Rogers My Chickashay Girl 1942-1947 (Warped 4561) Amazon
12Roy Rogers Don't Fence Me In My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
13Sons of the Pioneers Moonlight On the Prairie Songs of the Prairie – CD1 Amazon
14Sons of the Pioneers Cool Water Cool Water & 17 Western Favorites Amazon
15Charlie Haden Oh Shenandoah Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
16Al Caiola & His Orchestra Bonanza TV Land presents Favorite TV Theme Songs Amazon
17Various The Virginian Television's Greatest Hits Vol.II – 65 More TV Themes 50s and 60s Amazon
18Johnny Western The Ballad Of Paladin Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
19Johnny Cash The Rebel Johnny Yuma My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
20Lee Marvin Wand'rin Star Rare Songs Played on Radio, Vol. 1 Amazon
21Dean Martin Rio Bravo My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
22Rick Nelson My Rifle My Pony And Me (w/ Dean Martin) Legacy [Disc 1] Amazon
23Marty Robbins Ballad Of The Alamo My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
24Frankie Laine Rawhide The Cowboy Album Amazon
25Johnny Horton Sleepy-Eyed John Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (2 of 2) Amazon
26Patsy Montana My Dear Old Arizona Home The Best Of Patsy Montana Amazon
27Roy Rogers Rock Me to Sleep in My Saddle 1942-1947 (Warped 4561) Amazon
28Fess Parker The Ballad Of Davy Crockett The Cowboy Album Amazon
29Vaughn Monroe (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend) The Cowboy Album Amazon
30Johnny Cash The Sons Of Katie Elder My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
31Gene Autry Red River Valley The Essential Gene Autry 1933-1946 Amazon
32Johnny Bond Twilight On The Trail Country Hits Vol. 6 Amazon
33The Sons Of The Pioneers O Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
34The Cinema Sound Orchestra High Noon Western Film Themes Amazon
35Willie Nelson Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys [Album Version] Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) Amazon

Bayou R&B

Back to the bayou once more. This time we keep our focus with laser precision on the rhythm and the blues swirling around in the stew that is Louisiana and the southern climes. You can look forward to some straight ahead blues from Katie Webster, B. B. King, and Lonesome Sundown as well as rhythm vocals from the likes of Art Neville, The Del-Chords, and Joe Richards. I’m telling you…you won’t be hearing anything like it anywhere on Sonoma County radio. It’s a down and dirty bayou collection including selections from the Ace UK archives, the Chess label, and includes some special treats from Little Richard, The Spiders, and King Karl.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2James Booker Junco Partner Junco Partner Amazon
3Little Richard Directly from My Heart The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
4Joe Richards You'd Better Change Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
5Tabby Thomas I'd Love To Tell Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
6Johnnie Allan Lonely Days & Lonely Nights Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
7Cookie & His Cupcakes Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
8The Velvetiers Feelin' Right On Saturday Night Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
9The Del-Chords Help Me Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
10The Hi-Fi's I'm So Lonely Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
11The Spiders I Didn't Want to Do It Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 3 Amazon
12Art Neville House On The Hill Brother to Brother (Disc One:Art) Amazon
13Art Neville What's Going On The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 4] Amazon
14Clarence "Frogman" Henry Ain't Got No Home Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
15Earl King Feeling My Way Around Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
16Sugar Boy Crawford What's Wrong Chess New Orleans [Disc 1] Amazon
17Chris Kenner Something You Got Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
18Katie Webster Hoo Wee, Sweet Daddy Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
19Jimmy Dotson I Need Your Love Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
20Lionel Torrance Rooty Tooty Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
21King Karl Walking Through The Park Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
22B.B. King Bad Case of Love Blues on the Bayou Amazon
23Lonesome Sundown California Blues Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
24Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Don't You Just Know It Having A Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best Of, Volume 1 Amazon
25Fats Domino Whole Lotta Loving Very Best of Fats Domino [Phantom] (Disc 2) Amazon
26Bobby Mitchell I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
27Clifton Chenier The Big Wheel (Squeeze Box Shuffle) Chess New Orleans [Disc 1] Amazon
28Smiley Lewis Shame, Shame, Shame I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 3 Amazon
29John Fred Shirley Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
30Ernie K-Doe Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta Absolutely the Best Amazon
31Big Boy Myles New Orleans The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 5] Amazon
32Frankie Ford Roberta Very Best Of Frankie Ford Amazon
33Charles Brown & Amos Milburn Educated Fool The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 4] Amazon
34Clarence 'Bon Ton' Garlow Jumping At The Zadacoe Louisiana Swamp Blues Amazon
35Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Don't You Know Yockomo Having A Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best Of, Volume 1 Amazon
36Clarence "Frogman" Henry It Won't Be Long Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
37Fats Domino The Fat Man Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 1 Amazon

Country Songwriters

This week’s Deeper Roots pays tribute to a collection of country songwriters who made an impact on the American musical art form, defining the tone and story that was told. We’ll walk through nearly a hundred years of performances by the familiars: Emmylou Harris, Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, and Ray Charles, all taking on the songs of A.P. Carter, Jimmie Rodgers, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and Cindy Walker. We’ll also hear from Dolly, Willie, and Elvis on a cold and wet January Friday in West Sonoma County. Join Dave Stroud as he enters his seventh year hosting our two hour show live from the Sebastopol studios of KOWS Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Emmylou Harris Gold Watch and Chain Roses in the Snow Amazon
3Rosanne Cash Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow The List Amazon
4Jorma Kaukonen You & My Old Guitar Blue Country Heart Amazon
5Ricky Skaggs I Don't Care The Essential Ricky Skaggs Amazon
6The Louvin Brothers The Precious Jewel Sing The Great Roy Acuff Songs Amazon
7Leon Russell I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Hank Wilson's Back [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
8Jerry Lee Lewis You Win Again A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
9Dwight Yoakam Always Late (With Your Kisses) Hillbilly Deluxe Amazon
10Ray Charles Busted Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
11Buck Owens Together Again The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
12Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen Take Me Back Again Running Wild Amazon
13Cyndi Lauper Night Life (Featuring Willie Nelson) Detour Amazon
14Willie Nelson Crazy One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
15Hank Snow/Willie Nelson Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On In the Jailhouse Now/Brand on My Heart Amazon
16Patsy Cline I Fall To Pieces The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
17Burl Ives A Little Bitty Tear (Single Version) 20th Century Masters :The Millennium Collection: Best of Burl Ives Amazon
18Les Paul I'm Movin' On Legend and Legacy [Disc 3] Amazon
19Elvis Presley Guitar Man Artist of the Century Disc 2 Amazon
20John Cowan Devil Woman (feat. John McFee) Sixty Amazon
21Jim Reeves Home Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
22Roger Miller Husbands And Wives Country Legends Amazon
23Merle Haggard And The Strangers Branded Man (2006 Digital Remaster) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
24Dave Alvin Kern River Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
25Tom T. Hall A Week In A Country Jail Classic Country: Great Story Songs [Disc 1] Amazon
26Johnny Cash I'll Go Somewhere And Sing My Songs Again The Mystery Of Life Amazon
27Dolly Parton Jolene Jolene Amazon
28Alison Krauss/Shania Twain/Union Station Coat of Many Colors Just Because I'm a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton Amazon
29Willie Nelson Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down ["Naked" version] Naked Willie Amazon
30Bobby Bare Miller's Cave The Best Of Bobby Bare Amazon
31Steve Earle Tecumseh Valley Train a Comin' Amazon

Goodnight Irene

Free form this week. We’re pulling out the stops with a mix of gospel from the King’s Sacred Quartette, Band memories from Steve Forbert and Rick Danko, some sixties garage band, classic R&B from Shirley & Lee and Lloyd Price, and the Motown sounds of Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, and Stevie Wonder. The mix includes country, blues classics, and an After Hours mash-up…all for you…all for community radio on a Friday morning in West County. Join in the revelry.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dr. John Good Night, Irene Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
3Ingrid Lucia & the Flying Neutrinos After Hours The Hotel Child Amazon
4Willie Dixon And Friends After Hours Willie Dixon And Friends, Vol. 9 Amazon
5Ivory Joe Hunter I Almost Lost My Mind The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter : 1947 – 1950 Amazon
6Fats Domino The Girl I Love [Version 2] This Is Gold Disc 1 Amazon
7Sister Rosetta Tharpe Beams of Heaven Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
8The Soul Stirrers Slow Train Tribute to Sam Cooke Amazon
9King's Sacred Quartette Turn Your Radio On Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
10Rick Danko When I Get My Just Rewards Cryin' Heart Blues Amazon
11Steve Forbert Wild as the Wind Just Like There's Nothin' to It Amazon
12Bob Dylan & The Band The Shape I'm In Before The Flood [Live] [Disc 2] Amazon
13The Byrds You Ain't Going Nowhere Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
14Maria Muldaur Sweetheart Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
15Sam Cooke Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out The Man Who Invented Soul [Box Set] (2 of 4) Amazon
16Kermit Ruffins When It's Sleepy Time Down South We Partyin' Traditional Style Amazon
17The Fabulous Thunderbirds Stagger Lee Porky's Revenge! [Expanded] Amazon
18Cannibal & the Headhunters Land of 1000 Dances Classic Rock: 1965 – Shakin' All Over Amazon
19Lloyd Price Rock 'n' Roll Dance Buddy Holly And The R&R Giants [Disc 3] Amazon
20Shirley & Lee I Want To Dance Shirley & Lee Rock Amazon
21Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels Mitch Ryder Radio Promo Detroit Breakout! 1 Amazon
22Booker T. & the MG's Time Is Tight The Very Best of Booker T. & the MG's Amazon
23The Four Tops It's the Same Old Song Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
24Marvin Gaye Stubborn Kind of Fellow The Soul of Detroit – Disc 1 Amazon
25Little Stevie Wonder Contract On Love The Great American Soul Book Chapter 1: Any Way You Wanta! Amazon
26Richard Lanham On Your Radio Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
27Johnnie & Joe Over the Mountain, Across the Sea, Pt. 2 The Very Best of Johnnie & Joe – Over the Mountain, Across the Sea Amazon
28Blu Lu Barker That Made Him Mad Don't You Feel My Leg Amazon
29Wanda Jackson Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
30Levon Helm False Hearted Lover Blues Dirt Farmer Amazon
31Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur Diamond Joe Penny's Farm Amazon
32The Louvin Brothers There's A Higher Power Long Play Collection Amazon
33Warren Zevon Excitable Boy A Quiet Normal Life: The Best of Warren Zevon Amazon
34Dale Evans My Heart Is Down Texas Way (Radio) Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West Cd 1 Amazon

Stay a Little Longer

Country swing is the thing this morning on Deeper Roots. We won’t be spending time on the ancestral roots as much as we’ll be exploring the small local bands of the Southwest. We’ll use Jean A. Boyd’s excellent reference “Dance All Night : Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands Past and Present” as our rudder and guidebook in the show. The heartbeat of any American genre is usually the local band and during the later years of the Great Depression and throughout the Second World War people were looking for something uplifting to dance to. In Texas (and really all across the Southwest) the sound was country swing: a mix of jazz, blues, polka, latin and hillbilly fiddle. We’ll be featuring the small time big names like The Tune Wranglers, Cliff Bruner, Leon Selph, Floyd Tillman, and Adolph Hofner and so many more in our show this morning, direct from our studios in downtown Sebastopol.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Adolph Hofner Let's Count The Stars You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
3The Tune Wranglers Red's Tight Like That The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
4The Tune Wranglers Up Jumped The Devil Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 1] Hot Mama Stomp) Amazon
5The Tune Wranglers El Rancho Grande The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
6Jimmy Revard & His Oklahoma Playboys Dirty Dog Western Swing  40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 1] Amazon
7Jimmie Revard & The Oklahoma Playboys Lose Your Blues and Laugh At Life The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
8Adolph Hofner & His Texans I'll Keep My Old Guitar (1938) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
9Bar X Cowboys Underneath The Sun Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 1] Hot Mama Stomp) Amazon
10Bar X Cowboys When Mama Goes Out Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 3] Amazon
11Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers Bring It On Home To Grandma Theme Time Radio Hour – Season 3 – [Disc 1] Amazon
12Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers I Was A Gambler In Texas Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 4] Saturday Night Rag) Amazon
13Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) Hillbilly Fever! Vol. 1: Legends Of Western Swing Amazon
14Shelly Lee Alley & His Alley Cats Women Women Women Western Swing  40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 1] Amazon
15Shelly Lee Alley & The Alley Cats Try It Once Again King Of Western Swing Volume One Amazon
16Leon Selph When You Smile You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
17Leon Selph In My Dreams You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
18Leon Selph's Blue Ridge Playboys, feat. Floyd Tillman Why Do I Love You Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
19Floyd Tillman & The Village Boys Daisy May Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
20Village Boys Boogie Woogie In the Village Boogie Man Boogie Amazon
21Village Boys Old Joe Is At It Again The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 8 Amazon
22Modern Mountaineers Getting That Lowdown Swing Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 1] Hot Mama Stomp) Amazon
23Smokey Wood & The Woodchips Keep On Truckin' King Of Western Swing Volume One Amazon
24Ocie Stockard & His Wanderers Bass Man Jive Western Swing: Hot Hillbilly Jazz & Blues – 1935-1947 Amazon
25Ocie Stockard Twin Guiter Polka Country Hits Vol. 6 Amazon
26Ocie Stockard There'll Be Some Changes Made Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 1] Hot Mama Stomp) Amazon
27Bill & Boyd Drink The Barrel Dry Western Swing  40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 1] Amazon
28Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers (When I Had) My Pony On the Range Swing With Bill Boyd's Cowboy Rambers Amazon
29Bill & Boyd Jitterbug Jive Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 4] Amazon
30The Hi-Flyers Watcha Gonna Do The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
31The Hi-Flyers I'm Doing It Too You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
32Adolph Hofner South Texas Swing South Texas Swing Amazon