Category Archives: Bluegrass

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

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.

No.
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.

No.
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