Category Archives: Bluegrass

Music of Albert E. Brumley Sr.

The music of Albert E. Brumley resides in a shadowy corner of country gospel, but when it’s given the light of day, the glow is blinding.  He was a shape note music composer and publisher whose southern gospel pieces are familiar to many. There’s not a lot of information about Albert but the musical legacy of his “I’ll Fly Away”, “Rank Strangers”, and “Turn Your Radio On” are masterpieces of the genre made popular by everyone from The Carters to Bill Monroe and Aretha Franklin to Alan Jackson and Kanye West.  We’ll spend time with his music today, sharing numerous interpretations for you on a Friday morning in Sebastopol, live from KOWS studio at the UMC in the heart of town.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Chuck Wagon Gang/George Jones Turn Your Radio On 70th Anniversary Amazon
3The Dillards Introduction There Is A Time: 1963-70 Amazon
4The Dillards I'll Fly Away There Is A Time: 1963-70 Amazon
5The Humbard Family I'll Fly Away [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
6Stamps-Baxter Quartet When We Sing Around The Throne Eternal Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel Music Amazon
7The Del McCoury Band The Lord Is Writing Down Names The Promised Land Amazon
8The Del McCoury Band It's Surprising What The Lord Can Do The Promised Land Amazon
9Clinch Mountain Boys/Jim Lauderdale/Ralph Stanley This World Is Not My Home I Feel Like Singing Today Amazon
10Fern Jones This World Is Not My Home The Glory Road Amazon
11Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys The Prettiest Flowers Will Be Blooming Ralph Stanley 1971-1973 Disc One Amazon
12The Louvin Brothers He Set Me Free Close Harmony [Disc 6] Amazon
13Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys Standing By the River Ralph Stanley 1971-1973 Disc 4 Amazon
14The Country Gentlemen Rank Strangers To Me The Early Rebel Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
15Ricky Skaggs Rank Stranger Bluegrass Rules! Amazon
16Leon Redbone If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven Double Time Amazon
17Elvis Presley If We Never Meet Again He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 1 Amazon
18Doc Watson I'll Meet You In The Morning Milestones [Disc 2] Amazon
19Albert E. Brumley, Jr./Merle Haggard I'll Meet You in the Morning Two Old Friends Amazon
20Johnnie and Jack I Heard My Name on the Radio 1947-1950 (Warped 4720) Amazon
21Coon Creek Girls Flowers Blooming In The Wildwood Flowers In The Wildwood Amazon
22Rangers Quartet I've Found A Hiding Place Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel Music Amazon
23Marty Stuart Lord, Give Me Just a Little More Time Souls' Chapel Amazon
24Mac Wiseman By the Side of the Road Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
25Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver By The Side Of The Road Beyond The Shadows Amazon
26The Del McCoury Band I'll Put On A Crown And Walk Around The Promised Land Amazon
27The Del McCoury Band It's An Unfriendly World The Promised Land Amazon
28Merle Travis If We Never Meet Again Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
29The Kingsmen I'd Rather Be An Old-Time Christian Crossroads: Southern Roots Amazon
30Jimmie Davis 'Twill Be Sweet When We Meet Nobody's Darlin' But Mine Amazon
31Carl Story I've Found a Hiding Place Country & Western Hit Parade 1947 Amazon
32Wade Bowen I'll Fly Away Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother Amazon
33Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch I'll Fly Away Down From The Mountain: Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Amazon
34NRBQ Down In My Heart Stay With We Amazon
35Lyle Lovett I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord Smile: Songs From The Movies Amazon

California’s Burning

We are remembering what happened here in Sonoma County last October when the firestorm hit, devastating communities and lives. Over 5000 homes and dozens of lives were lost. Disaster struck overnight and our music today reflects back with songs of disaster, songs of burning hell, and music that reminds us that Mother Nature will have its way. Blues from John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, traditional country gospel from Bill Neely and Kitty Wells, and more in a Friday evening remembrance.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The David Thom Band California's Burning That Old Familiar Amazon
3Under The Radar Ride These Flames Beyond The Niche Amazon
4Kitty Wells He Will Set Your Fields on Fire Dust on the Bible (1959) Amazon
5Kilby Snow, Mike Seeger He Will Set Your Fields On Fire Close To Home: Old Time Music From Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 Amazon
6Clyde Moody 06 – Where There's Smoke (There's Bound to Be Fire) The Hillbilly Waltz King Amazon
7Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell Texas Law & Justice Amazon
8Howlin' Wolf The Natchez Burning Blues From Hell Amazon
9John Lee Hooker Burning Hell The Ultimate Collection 1948-1990 [Disc 2] Amazon
10John Lee Hooker The Motor City Is Burning The Definitive Collection Amazon
11Otis Spann Burning Fire The Great Blues Men Amazon
12Bob Brozman American House Fire Blues Fire in the Mind Amazon
13Dave Alvin Barn Burning King Of California Amazon
14Dave Alvin California's Burning Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
15John Mellencamp Eden Is Burning John Mellencamp Amazon
16Dixon Brothers The School House Fire Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove Of Vintage 78s: 1926-1937 Amazon
17J. H. Howell Burning Of Cleveland School Classic Field Recordings Amazon
18Max Steiner And The MGM Studio Orhestra Atlanta in Flames Gone With the Wind Amazon
19Dixie Jubilee Singers & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet What's You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? Dixie Jubilee Singers (1924-1928) & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet (1931) Amazon
20Selah Jubilee Singers I'm Tormented In The Flames Complete Recorded Works – Vol. 1 (1939-1941) Amazon
21Sisters Of Song In God's House Fire In My Bones : Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 Amazon
22Mandolin Orange Wildfire Blindfaller Amazon
23Lightnin' Hopkins Burnin' in L.A. Po' Lightnin' Amazon
24D.L. Menard/Eddie LeJeune/Ken Smith Les Flammes D'Enfer (The Flames of Hell) The Best of Louisiana Music [Rounder] Amazon
25Jude Taylor and His Burning Flames Burnin Flames Special Putomayo Presents Zydeco Amazon
26Buckwheat Zydeco Where There's Smoke There's Fire Menagerie Amazon
27Buddy Miller Fire and Water Universal United House Of Prayer Amazon
28Janiva Magness Your House Is Burnin' Love Wins Again Amazon

Highway to Heaven

The first of two gospel Friday mornings coming up on Deeper Roots in June. This week, we’ll follow a ‘heavenly’ theme. The Christian vision of afterlife’s reward is expressed in music on a Friday morning in West County (of all places). There will be country and black gospel sounds emanating from the UMC in downtown Sebastopol on KOWS radio as we share performances about heaven including the electric voices of Marion Williams and Marie Knight; the rocking celebration of the good book from Sister Rosetta and Brother Claude Ely; and country gospel enlightenment from Willie and Bobbie Nelson. This one is worth the wait and worth it’s weight in heavenly gold. Tune in!

 

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Thomas A. Dorsey with Alex Bradford It's A Highway To Heaven Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey Amazon
3Fisk Jubilee Singers Shout All Over God's Heaven Recordings In Chonological Order, Vol. 2: 1915-1920 Amazon
4The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir Heaven Belongs To You Shakin' The Rafters Amazon
5The Staple Singers What Are They Doing? (In Heaven Today) Amen/Why Amazon
6Washington Phillips What Are They Doing In Heaven Today Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
7Mahalia Jackson A City Called Heaven Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns Amazon
8Mahalia Jackson Walk Over God's Heaven 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
9Clara Ward When We All Get To Heaven The Very Greatest Amazon
10Sister Rosetta Tharpe Walk All Over To God's Heaven Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
11Original Gospel Stars I Want To Go To Heaven Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
12Blind Gussie Nesbit Canaan's Land When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
13Mother McCollum When I Take My Vacation In Heaven When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
14Willie and Bobbie Nelson When We All Get To Heaven Farther Along Amazon
15Patsy Cline Life's Railway to Heaven Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
16Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys I'll Reap My Harvest In Heaven King of Country Music [Disc 3] : Fireball Mail Amazon
17Alison Krauss & The Cox Family Walk Over God's Heaven New Country December 1994 Amazon
18The Stanley Brothers Angels Are Singing (In Heaven Tonight) [Album Version] The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers Amazon
19Jimmy Martin Little Angels In Heaven Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
20Ethel Davenport & Ehel Davenport Singers Heavenly Express Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
21The Staple Singers On My Way To Heaven Four Classic Albums Amazon
22Blind Gussie Nesbit Pure Religion When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
23Sister Cally Fancy Goin' On To Heaven In The Sanctified Way Goodbye, Babylon – Deliverance Will Come [Disc 2] Amazon
24Sister Rosetta Tharpe Heaven Is Not My Home Vol. 3-1946-47 Complete Record Amazon
25Sister Rosetta Tharpe Beams of Heaven The Original Soul Sister: This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
26Marie Knight Seal Of Heaven Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
27Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes Heaven I Heard So Much About It I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Amazon
28Dorothy Love Coates When I Reach My Heavenly Home The Best Of Dorothy Love Coates And The Original Gospel Harmonettes Amazon
29Marion Williams Sometimes I Ring Up Heaven Packin' Up Amazon
30The Davis Sisters Too Close To Heaven Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 4] Amazon
31The Swan Silvertones Heavenly Light Shine On Me Heavenly Light Amazon
32The Golden Gate Quartet No Restricted Signs (Up in Heaven) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) Amazon
33Brother Claude Ely I Want To Go To Heaven Satan Get Back Amazon
34Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell The Essential Guide To Gospel Amazon

Through the Bluegrass

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

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

 

Ships Upon the Sea

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

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

Dead Roots

While the lyrics and music of Robert Hunter took the Grateful Dead into remarkable directions, codifying their place among the bands of the latter half of the 20<sup>th</sup> century, by the time they reached their peak their roots were already firmly established. Their early music was clearly anchored in the sounds of tradition, reaching from the Appalachians to the Texas Gulf Coast. We’ll hear early (and contemporary) performances that inspired the band with songs of Blind Willie Johnson, Red Allen, The Mississippi Sheiks, Henry Thomas and Obray Ramsey. The landscape we’ll traverse includes blues, gospel, hillbilly, and folk…no Dead music, only music that served to inspire. This week on Sonoma County Community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2David Grisman/Jerry Garcia Been All Around This World Been All Around This World Amazon
3Dave Van Ronk Hang Me, Oh Hang Me Dave Van Ronk Amazon
4Obray Ramsey Rain And Snow Best Of The Troubadours Amazon
5Vince Martin & Fred Neil I Know You Rider Tear Down The Walls/Bleecker & MacDougal Amazon
6Henry Thomas Dont Ease Me In Ragtime Texas Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
7The Memphis Jug Band On The Road Again Times Ain't Like They Used To Be – Volume 1 Amazon
8The Memphis Jug Band Stealin' Stealin' Memphis Jug Band Vol. 2 (1928-1929) Amazon
9Cannon's Jug Stompers Viola Lee Blues First Time I Met the Blues (When the Sun Goes Down series) Amazon
10Hammie Nixon Viola Lee Blues Living Country Blues: An Anthology Disc 3 Amazon
11The Monroe Brothers Rosa Lee McFall Early Blue Grass Music Amazon
12Prairie Ramblers Deep Elem Blues White Country Blues (1926-1938) Amazon
13Mississippi Sheiks Sittin' On Top of the World Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
14Roscoe Holcomb Sittin' On Top of the World Classic Piedmont Blues from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
15Dillard Chandler Rain and Snow Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
16The Chieftains Rain And Snow Down The Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions Amazon
17Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers Minglewood Blues Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
18Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, et. al. New Minglewood Blues Jug Band Extravaganza Amazon
19Blind Willie Johnson Nobody's Fault But Mine Various Artists: Bob Dylan – Cover To Cover – The Originals VOL. 2 [Disc 3] Amazon
20Sister Rosetta Tharpe Nobody's Fault But Mine The Great Gospel Women Amazon
21Rev. Pearly Brown Nobody's Fault But Mine You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Amazon
22Lightnin' Hopkins See That My Grave Is Kept Clean The Real Blues Brothers Vol. 2 Amazon
23Lightnin' Hopkins One Kind Favor Jake Head Boogie Amazon
24Memphis Slim Next Time You See Me The Greatest Hits Of Amazon
25Bob Dylan Jack-A-Roe World Gone Wrong Amazon
26Joan Baez Jack-A-Roe Rare, Live & Classic [Box] (3 of 3) Amazon
27The Sunshine Boys What's the Matter With Deep Elem The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
28Red Allen Deep Elem Blues The Folkways Years 1964 – 1983 Amazon
29The Light Crust Doughboys Sittin' On Top Of The World 1936-1941 Amazon
30Dock Walsh In The Pines In The Pines – Tar Heel Folk Songs And Fiddle Tunes – Old-Time Music Of North Carolina 1926-1936 Amazon
31John Sebastian Minglewood Blues Chasin' Gus' Ghost Amazon

Back on the Farm

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

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

Below the Mason-Dixon Line

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

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

High Water Everywhere

And the topic of this episode will be natural disasters. Namely…floods. Timeless events and timeless music. Dave Stroud will share in-depth blues about rising waters, country music about the terror brought to us by Mother Nature, featuring Dave Alvin, James McMurtry, Whispering Smith, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, and Lonnie Johnson…to mention but a few. Our show will focus on music that tells a story, because that’s what we find best in the tradition of Americana roots.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash Five Feet High And Rising Songs Of Our Soil Amazon
3Charley Patton High Water Everywhere Part 1 People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
4Bob Dylan High Water (For Charley Patton) Love and Theft Amazon
5Ramblin' Jack Elliott Rising High Water Blues A Stranger Here Amazon
6Blind Lemon Jefferson Rising High Water Blues (Pm 12487, 4491-5) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
7Tom Rush Galveston Flood The Very Best Of Tom Rush: No Regrets Amazon
8Whispering Smith Storm in Texas aka Texas Flood Swamp Blues Amazon
9Lonnie Johnson Broken Levee Blues Hot Fingers Amazon
10Lonnie Johnson Flood Water Blues Tomorrow Night Amazon
11Sippie Wallace The Flood Blues ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 48 Amazon
12Bessie Smith Back Water Blues Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 1] Amazon
13Ruby Gowdy Florida Flood Blues Female Blues Singers, Complete Recorded Works. Volume 6 Amazon
14Carl Martin High Water Flood Blues Carl Martin, Tennessee Chocolate Drops, Louie Bluie & Ted Bogan, Willie "61" Blackwell — Complete Recorded Works Amazon
15Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe When The Levee Breaks 24 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920's 2015 Amazon
16Robert Hicks Mississippi Heavy Water Blues People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
17Fiddlin' John Carson Storm That Struck Miami People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
18Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys Flood Of '57 Classic Bluegrass Amazon
19Happy Traum Crash on the Levee Down in the Flood (feat. Justin Guip, Adam Traum & Byron Isaacs) Just For the Love Of It Amazon
20James McMurtry Hurricane Party Just Us Kids Amazon
21Charlie Haden Is This America? (Katrina 2005) Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
22Dave Alvin Southern Flood Blues Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
23Roomful Of Blues Texas Flood The First Album Amazon
24Larry Davis Texas Flood Bob Dylan: Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 5 [Disc 4] Amazon
25Randy Newman & The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra With Members Of The New York Philharmonic Louisiana 1927 Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album Amazon
26Davell Crawford Gather By The River Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album Amazon
27The Tex-I-An Boys Wasn't That A Mighty Storm? Classic American Ballads From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
28Johnny Cash Big River Get Rhythm [Sun] Amazon
29Leon Russell A Mighty Flood A Mighty Flood Amazon

That High Lonesome Sound

There can be no room for more rain here in Sonoma County. Spring is here and summer’s only a festival away….so we’ll celebrate the warmer side of Spring with an exploration of the bluegrass sounds of Bill Monroe and others, all tunes being selected for their ability to express what became to be known as that ‘high lonesome sound’.  Included in the mix will be Del McCoury, Jimmy Martin, Peter Rowan, Ralph Stanley, and a many others on a night that celebrates that ‘voice from on high’ and discourages the direction down that ‘wicked path of sin’. All for you on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ricky Skaggs & Joan Osborne On The Old Kentucky Shore Big Mon – The Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
3Bill Monroe A Voice From On High Cover to Cover: The Originals, Vol. 2 [Disc 1] Amazon
4Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Wicked Path Of Sin All The Classic Releases 1937-1949 [Disc 4] Amazon
5The Stanley Brothers Hills of Roan County 16 Greatest Hits Amazon
6Vern And Ray Cabin On a Mountain Cabin On A Mountain Amazon
7Ralph Stanley The Old Crossroad Poor Rambler [Disc 2] Amazon
8The David Thom Band Memories Of Mother And Dad The Thief Amazon
9Peter Rowan, Greg Garing Letter From My Darling True Life Blues – The Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
10Bill Monroe/Ralph Stanley Letter from My Darling Saturday Night & Sunday Morning Disc 1 Amazon
11The Stanley Brothers Meet Me By the Moonlight High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
12Del McCoury Bluest Man in Town Celebrating 50 Years of del McCoury (Disc 2) Amazon
13Blue Highway Wicked Path Of Sin Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute Disc 1 Amazon
14Martin, "King" Jimmy/Marty Stuart The Mississippi Mudcat and Sister Sheryl Crow Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best Amazon
15Jimmy Martin On and On Don't Cry To Me Amazon
16Jimmy Martin & Ralph Stanley Old Cross Road First Time Together Amazon
17Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys My Little Georgia Rose Bill Monroe: Anthology Amazon
18Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys Get Down On Your Knees and Pray Bill Monroe: Anthology Amazon
19Tim O'Brien Highway Of Sorrow Legend Lives on-a Tribute to Bill Monroe Amazon
20Bill Monroe Highway of Sorrow Bluegrass 1959-1969 [Disc 3] Amazon
21Del McCoury High On the Mountain Celebrating 50 Years of del McCoury (Disc 2) Amazon
22Del McCoury On the Lonesome Wind The Family Amazon
23Alan O'Bryant, Del McCoury Get Down On Your Knees And Pray True Life Blues – The Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
24Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys True Life Blues Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys live recordings 1956-1969 Amazon
25Bill Monroe And Doc Watson Memories of You Live Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record Volume 2 Amazon
26Ricky Skaggs Remember the Cross Soldier of the Cross Amazon
27The Seldom Scene Little Georgia Rose High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
28Bill Monroe With Body and Soul High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
29Joe Val & The New England Bluegrass Boys I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute Disc 1 Amazon
30Mac Wiseman It's Mighty Dark To Travel Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
31Don Reno & Red Smiley I Know You're Married But I Love You Still God Old Country Ballds Amazon
32Danny Paisley, Ryan Paisley, T.J. Lundy My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Amazon
33Old and in the Way High Lonesome Sound That High Lonesome Sound Amazon
34Charlie Haden A Voice From On High Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon