Category Archives: Bluegrass

Devil In Me

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

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

That Mean Old Clock

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

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

Country Road Songs

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

 

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

Night at the Opry & Ryman

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

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

Gospel Jubilee

From the hills of Appalachia to the urban church pews of the East, North, South, and West…we’ve got camp meeting celebrations, old time religion, with biblical strains where voices raised above the fray brought solace to the masses. And speaking of voices, tune in for some of the very best gospel spanning bluegrass, tradition, soul, and black gospel from heaven’s radio. The Davis Sisters, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Aretha, The Blue Sky Boys, and Ralph Stanley are on the docket alongside The Carter Family, John Fogerty and Willie and Bobbie Nelson. Some brand new Americana surfaces to keep the kettle warm in the kitchen…Friday mornings with a dash of Billy Sunday’s crowd gatherings. It’s a Sunday meeting on a Friday morning here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ola Belle Reed Uncloudy Day Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Amazon
3The Swanee River Boys Uncloudy Day More Southern Gospel Classics Amazon
4Charlie Parr Jubilee Charlie Parr Amazon
5Rose Maddox Turn Your Radio On Hillbilly Jamboree Amazon
6John Fogerty Workin' on a Building The Blue Ridge Rangers Amazon
7Alison Krauss Down To The River To Pray A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection Amazon
8Chuck Wagon Gang/Gatlin Brothers Heaven's Jubilee 70th Anniversary Amazon
9Willie and Bobbie Nelson Old Time Religion Farther Along Amazon
10Odetta Meeting At The Building 7 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Radio Tracks Amazon
11Mississippi John Hurt Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me The Complete Studio Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
12Washington Phillips Denomination Blues – Part 1 Manzarene Dreams Amazon
13Reverend Gary Davis Crucifixion Heroes of the Blues – the very best of Re. Gary Davis Amazon
14Joseph Crawford and unidentified vocalist There's A Meeting Here Tonight 2- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
15The Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Patty Griffin Jubilee I'll Find A Way Amazon
16Jorma Kaukonen Have More Faith In Jesus The Land Of Heroes Amazon
17The Carter Family Meeting in the Air Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 5) Amazon
18Aretha Franklin How I Got Over Amazing Grace (The Complete Recordings – [Disc 1]) Amazon
19Bruce Cockburn Twelve Gates To The City Bone On Bone Amazon
20The Charioteers Jubilee Good News, Vol. 2: Wade In The Water Amazon
21The Davis Sisters Get Right With God Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 4] Amazon
22Grandpa Jones Old Camp Meeting Time An American Original Amazon
23Mac Wiseman Old Camp Meeting Time Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
24Blue Sky Boys Old Fashioned Meeting The Chronological Classics 1937-1938 (Warped 3807) Amazon
25The Blue Sky Boys Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies Something Got A Hold Of Me Amazon
26Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances, Vol. 1: Black Gospel Amazon
27John Fogerty Somewhere Listening (For My Name) The Blue Ridge Rangers Amazon
28Ralph Stanley Angel Band Bluegrass Today [Disc 1] Amazon
29The Nashville Bluegrass Band Up Above My Head My Native Home Amazon
30Leonard De Paur Infantry Chorus In That Great Gettin' Up Morning [Album Version] The Gospel Tradition: The Roots And The Branches, Vol. 1 Amazon
31Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Jubilee [Single Version] Heart Full Of Rhythm / Volume 2 (1936-38) Amazon

Americana Covers 2019

There have been some great Americana sounds released this year and there is no sense in ignoring them, certainly. In fact, you can tune into Sonoma County Community Radio each week for Blue Moon Americana, broadcasting Thursday mornings at 5am on KOWS and 9am on KWTF. We’ll be spending some time covering the covers of tradition and some from the contemporary well this week on Deeper Roots. Tune in for some great sounds…truly. Fun covers of blues, gospel, folk, country, and jazz from the likes of Whitehorse, Jesse Dayton, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson and Kristi Jean & Her Ne’er-Do-Wells. We’ll hear everything from Amazing Grace to Redneck Friend this week on Deeper Roots. Check it out this Saturday evening,  a rebroadcast of a live show from the KOWS Cherry Street Historic District in Santa Rosa.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ben Winship What's The Matter With the Well Toolshed Amazon
3Whitehorse Baby, What You Want Me To Do The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon
4Whitehorse Baby, Scratch My Back The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon
5Mercury Rev Big Boss Man (feat. Hope Sandoval) Bobbie Gentry's the Delta Sweete Revisited Amazon
6Beth Wood Slip Slidin Away The Long Road Amazon
7Bobtown American Girl Chasing the Sun Amazon
8Jesse Dayton Redneck Friend Mixtape Volume Amazon
9Chatham County Line The Last Time Sharing The Covers Amazon
10Colin Linden & Luther Dickinson With The Tennessee Valentines Feat. Billy Swan And Rachael Davis Lover Please (feat. Rachael Davis) Amour Amazon
11Steve Earle & The Dukes Dublin Blues Guy Amazon
12Steve Earle & The Dukes The Randall Knife Guy Amazon
13Willie Nelson My Favorite Picture of You Ride Me Back Home Amazon
14Just Whiskey O Death Second Hand Songs Amazon
15Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun Conspirators Amazon
16Jason Ringenberg Farewell Angelina Stand Tall Amazon
17Davina & The Vagabonds I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track) Sugar Drops Amazon
18Kristi Jean & Her Ne'er-Do-Wells Cryin' In The Deep Blue Sea Country-billy Collision Amazon
19Kristi Jean & Her Ne'er-Do-Wells Oakie Boogie Country-billy Collision Amazon
20Charley Crockett The Race is On Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
21Kevin Deal Ring of Fire The Long Road Home Amazon
22Chatham County Line My Baby's Gone Sharing The Covers Amazon
23Rickie Lee Jones Nagasaki Kicks Amazon
24Weezer Stand by Me Weezer (Teal Album) Amazon
25Rickie Lee Jones Lonely People Kicks Amazon
26Charley Crockett Good Time Charley's Got the Blues Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
27George Benson Nadine (Is It You) Walking To New Orleans Amazon
28Whitehorse John The Revelator The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon

Gospel Crosscurrents

Another gospel celebration, this time with a mix of country, bluegrass, classic black gospel, and a very special blending from the annals of rock n’ roll. We’re calling this roots celebration “Gospel Cross-Currents” and it makes its way through a mix of fifties country gospel of Fern Jones and Bonnie Owens and some recent country releases of Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives with folk, bluegrass and black gospel of the early century. Tune in for Mac Wiseman, Mahalia Jackson, Elvis, the Alphabetical Four, and Sister Lottie Peavy. Deeper Roots celebrates each Friday morning on KOWS and Friday evening on KWTF.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Good News Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
3Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Keep on the Firing Line Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
4Carl Story Keep on the Firing Line 1942-1947 (Warped 4780) Amazon
5Browns Ferry Four Keep On The Firing Line Goodbye, Babylon – Goodbye, Babylon [Disc 5] Amazon
6Precious Bryant Sit Down Servant The Truth Amazon
7Jackson Browne & David Lindley Sit Down Servant Love Is Strange [Disc 1] Amazon
8Mike Farris Sit Down Servant Salvation in Lights Amazon
9Bad Livers I'm Using My Bible For A Roadmap Dust On The Bible Amazon
10Mac Wiseman I'm Using My Bible For A Roadmap Most Requested Amazon
11Michelle Lanchester w/Sweet Honey In The Rock I Was Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor (If You See My Savior) African American Gospel: The Pioneering Composers Amazon
12Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin If You See My Savior Lost Time Amazon
13Porter Wagoner/Willie Nelson Family Bible Unplugged Amazon
14Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Family Bible Lost In The Ozone Amazon
15Lyle Lovett I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord Smile: Songs From The Movies Amazon
16Willie Nelson Sweet Bye and Bye Old Time Religion Amazon
17Elizabeth Cotten Medley: A) Sweet Bye And Bye B) What A Friend We Have In Jesus Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes Amazon
18Alphabetical Four What a Friend We Have in Jesus Complete Recorded Works 1938-1943 Amazon
19Bonnie Owens What a Friend We Have in Jesus 1968-1971 (Warped 6947) Amazon
20Fern Jones By And By The Glory Road Amazon
21Elvis Presley By and By Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Songs Disc 1 Amazon
22Paul Butterfield's Better Days Nobody's Fault But Mine 'Better Days' + 'Better Days – It All Comes Back' Amazon
23Sister Lottie Peavy Nobody's Fault But Mine Great Gospel Performers: Complete Recording Sessions in Chronological Order, 1937-1950 Amazon
24Brother Claude Ely I'm Crying Holy Unto The Lord Satan Get Back Amazon
25Bad Livers Crying Holy Unto The Lord Dust On The Bible Amazon
26The Jordaniares Dig a Little Deeper The Jordaniares Gospel Amazon
27Mahalia Jackson Dig A Little Deeper Good News (Vol 3) Get Away Jordan Amazon
28Johnny Cash Where We'll Never Grow Old Unearthed Volume Four. My Mother's Hymn Book Amazon
29Patty Griffin Never Grow Old Downtown Church Amazon
30Johnny Cash & The Carter Family Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
31Aaron Neville Were You There Gospel Roots Amazon
32Jessi Colter His Eye Is On The Sparrow [Album Version] Out Of The Ashes Amazon
33The Staple Singers This May Be The Last Time Swing Low 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

Country Christmas 2018

It’s a holly, jolly, country Christmas on a Friday morning in West County. We’ll put our political blinders on this morning in search of the merriment that ’tis the season on Deeper Roots. This year’s Christmas special is a collection of country sounds, both new and old, that takes us down a path that mixes contemporary Americana, bluegrass, rockabilly, and classic country into a finely tuned blend of holiday cheer. We’ll be cooking from the Texas panhandle with Dale Watson, taking the high lonesome yule train with Jimmy Martin, spinning yarns with Johnny and Tommy Cash, and dropping by the Waffle House with Bill Anderson. Tune in knowing full well that the dinner’s in the oven and the stockings are all hung by the chimney with care. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Gretchen Wilson I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas Amazon
3Ernest Tubb I'll Be Walking the Floor This Christmas Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
4Pee Wee King Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus Pee Wee King's Country Hoedown (1 of 2) Amazon
5Buck Owens Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy (Original Mono Single Version) Buck 'Em: The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Amazon
6Jimmy Martin Daddy Will Santa Claus Ever Have to Die To Mother At Christmas Amazon
7Jimmy Martin Old Fashioned Christmas Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
8The Country Gentlemen Christmas Time Back Home The Early Rebel Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
9Ralph Stanley I'm Going Home, It's Christmas Time Christmas Time with Ralph Stanley Amazon
10The Louvin Brothers Santa's Big Parade Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
11Bill Anderson Waffle House Christmas Anderson Amazon
12Mary Gauthier Christmas In Paradise Filth & Fire Amazon
13Lyle Lovett Christmas Morning The Road To Ensenada Amazon
14John Prine Christmas In Prison Souvenirs Amazon
15Dale Watson You Can Call Me Nick Christmas Time in Texas Amazon
16Eddy Arnold Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
17Sonny James I Forgot to Remember Santa Claus Singles Amazon
18Tennessee Ernie Ford A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
19Loretta Lynn To Heck With Ole Santa Claus White Christmas Blue Amazon
20Johnny Cash/Tommy Cash That Christmasy Feeling The Classic Christmas Album Amazon
21George Jones Lonely Christmas Call Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
22Chip Taylor Merry F'n Christmas The Little Prayers Trilogy (disc 1) Amazon
23Billy Joe Shaver Merry Christmas To You Freedom's Child Amazon
24Antsy McClain Mary Lou's Christmas List Merry Christmas from the Trailer Park Amazon
25Ernest Tubb Blue Christmas Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection Amazon
26John Prine I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus A John Prine Christmas Amazon
27Dale Watson Santa Bring Her Back Christmas Time in Texas Amazon
28Little Jimmy Dickens No Place Like Home On Christmas Country Boy [Disc 5] Amazon
29Eddy Arnold I'm Your Private Santa Claus Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
30Asleep at the Wheel Here Comes Santa Claus Merry Texas Christmas, Y'All Amazon
31Kacey Musgraves Let It Snow A Very Kacey Christmas Amazon
32Leon Redbone Feat. Dr. John Frosty The Snowman (With Dr. John) Christmas Island Amazon
33John Anderson Here Comes Santa Claus Boots To Big to Fill Amazon

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