Category Archives: Country Swing

Stay a Little Longer

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

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

Golden Age of Country

It’s a time that followed the second World War and baked into its foundation were the sounds of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Spade Cooley, Bob Wills among others. The music was inspired by bluegrass, folk, blues, and jazz with Country Swing and barn dances sparking a popularity that blanketed the American musical landscape from the Pacific to the southern Atlantic. It was a sound that solidified the title of “Country and Western” and he’ll be sharing some of the great performances in this week’s episode: Patsy Cline, Little Jimmy Dickens, George Jones, Ferlin Husky, and Webb Pierce…just to name a few. While the sound would fade away sometime around the turn of the seventies, when rock n’ roll would elbow it (more like steamroll it) out in popularity on the airwaves, it is revered and restated to this day as a cornerstone of what we recognize as Americana music.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Robbins Singing The Blues Hillbilly Fever – Vol. 3: Legends Of Nashville Amazon
3Webb Pierce Why Baby Why Featuring Red Sovine All Hits! [Disc 2] Amazon
4Ray Price Crazy Arms Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
5Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel Collections Amazon
6The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie The Complete Cadence Recordings 1957-1960 Disc 1 Amazon
7Little Jimmy Dickens Hey Worm (You Wanna Wiggle) Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
8Ferlin Husky Gone Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 – Heroes Of Country Music – Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast Amazon
9Marty Robbins The White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) Magic Moments Amazon
10Bobby Helms Fraulein Classic Country Amazon
11Patsy Cline Walkin' After Midnight 12 Greatest Hits Amazon
12Ray Price My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You The Essential Ray Price 1951-1962 Amazon
13Little Jimmy Dickens A-Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed The Old Country Church/Raisin' The Dickens Amazon
14Marvin Rainwater Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Three Classic Albums Plus Singles 1955-1962 Amazon
15Johnny Cash Ballad Of A Teenage Queen His Sun Years Amazon
16Johnny Cash I Still Miss Someone 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
17Lefty Frizzell If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time Selected Sides – 1957-59 Amazon
18Little Jimmy Dickens Me And My Big Loud Mouth The Essential "Little" Jimmy Dickens Amazon
19Don Gibson Oh, Lonesome Me RCA Country Legends Amazon
20Charlie Walker Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
21Jim Reeves Billy Bayou Country Roads – Ralph Emery Presents – For The Good Times Amazon
22Patsy Cline I Can See An Angel The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
23Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Drivin' Nails In My Coffin Songs For Rounders Amazon
24George Jones White Lightning The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country Disc 1 Amazon
25Johnny Horton The Battle Of New Orleans Classic Country Amazon
26Stonewall Jackson Waterloo Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
27The Browns The Three Bells Classic Country Amazon
28Marty Robbins El Paso Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Amazon
29Buck Owens Under Your Spell Again The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
30Kitty Wells Amigos Guitar Queen of Country Amazon
31Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys A Six Pack To Go Vintage Collections Amazon
32Wynn Stewart Wishful Thinking Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 – Heroes Of Country Music – Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast Amazon
33Loretta Lynn I'm A Honkey Tonk Girl Loretta Lynn Legendery Country Singer Amazon
34Willie Nelson Nite Life One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
35Porter Wagoner The Cold Hard Facts of Life The Essential Porter Wagoner Amazon
36Jimmie Skinner Don4t Let Love Get You Down Country & Western Nuggets Amazon

Truck Drivin’ Songs

White line fever…that endless gray ribbon…asphalt mixed with bennies…and a whole lot of attitude around semis, mile markers, county mounties, and bobtail returns. Terminology you won’t hear too much on our show…except for this show which shares the songs of the long-haulers. Bill Kirchen, Red Simpson, Buck Owens, and Merle Haggard are just a sample of the performers joining in the fun where Cliff Bruner & His Boys introduce us to the first truck driving song “Truck Driver Blues” right up to that bad boy honky tonkin’ guitar trucker Dale Watson. You can’t escape the 18 wheel energy on Sonoma County Community Radio…straight from the Bakersfield asphalt to yours.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dick Curless A Tombstone Every Mile (1) A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD4 (1950-1969) Amazon
3Red Simpson Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer Amazon
4Lyle Lovett The Truck Song Anthology, Vol. 1: Cowboy Man Amazon
5Joe Ely White Line Fever Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
6Marty Stuart Truck Drivers' Blues Nashville Vol. 1: Tear The Woodpile Down Amazon
7Bill Kirchen Hillbilly Truck Drivin' Man Tied to the Wheel Amazon
8The Sons Of The Pioneers Diesel Smoke Country Legends Amazon
9Burl Ives With Grady Martin & His Slew Foot Five Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves Roughneck Blues 1949 – 1956 Amazon
10Bill Neely I'm A Truck Drivin' Daddy Texas Law & Justice Amazon
11Bob Ensign Midnight Trucker Front Porch Pickin': Bluegrass Instrumentals ('60s) Amazon
12Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun Semi-Truck Rig Rock Deluxe Amazon
13Red Simpson Happy Go Lucky Truck Driver The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer Amazon
14Jimmy Martin Truck Driving Man Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 3] Amazon
15Buck Owens Truck Drivin' Man Buck 'Em: The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Amazon
16Norton Buffalo Eighteen Wheels Lovin' In The Valley Of The Moon Amazon
17Dale Watson Been A Long Truckin Day The Trucking Sessions Vol 3 Amazon
18Merle Haggard Truck Driver's Blues Working In Tennessee Amazon
19Buck Owens Will There Be Big Rigs In Heaven Rig Rock Deluxe Amazon
20Dave Dudley Six Days On The Road Classic Country Amazon
21Bill Kirchen Mama Hated Diesels Seeds and Stems Amazon
22Cliff Bruner & His Boys Truck Driver's Blues (1939) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
23Jess Willard Truck Driver's Boogie Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
24Jimmy Martin Truck Driver's Queen Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 3] Amazon
25Parker Millsap Truck Stop Gospel Parker Millsap Amazon
26Asleep at the Wheel/Leon Rausch Truck Driver's Blues It's A Good Day Amazon
27Jim Lauderdale Diesel, Diesel, Diesel The Other Sessions Amazon
28Leon Russell Truck Drivin' Man Hank Wilson's Back [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
29BR5-49 18 Wheels And A Crowbar Big Backyard Beat Show Amazon
30Bill Kirchen Roll Truck Roll Tied to the Wheel Amazon
31Dale Watson Jack's Truck Stop & Cafe I Hate These Songs Amazon
32Little Willies Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves For the Good Times Amazon

Songs of Cindy Walker

Songs of Cindy Walker
Songs of Cindy Walker

Enduring and prolific…country and pop songwriter Cindy Walker’s name is not as familiar to many but her music certainly is. She wrote early western-flavored pop and country swing pieces for performers like Bing Crosby and Bob Wills, composing hits for Hank Snow, Gene Autry, Al Dexter, Eddy Arnold, and others…almost owning the country charts in the 1940s. Her music endured well into the sixties and seventies, covered by Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, and dozens more. Her custom was to rise early and write songs, typing her lyrics on a pink-trimmed manual Royal typewriter while her mother, Oree Walker, would work out the melodies to her daughter’s words. They would station themselves in Nashville five months out of the year to help market the music, returning home to Mexia, Texas where Cindy would live out her life. Join us on a special run of Americana: the songs of Cindy Walker.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Asleep at the Wheel/Leon Rausch Sugar Moon It's A Good Day Amazon
3Willie Nelson Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
4Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Dusty Skies Take Me Back to Tulsa [Disc 2] (Cherokee Maiden) Amazon
5Bob Wills Cherokee Maiden Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
6Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Blue Bonnet Lane Legends of Country Music Disc 4 Amazon
7Eddy Arnold Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me The Essential Eddy Arnold Amazon
8George Morgan In the Misty Moonlight Room Full of Roses: The George Morgan Collection Amazon
9Dean Martin In The Misty Moonlight The Great Dean Martin Amazon
10Tennessee Ernie Ford Blue Canadian Rockies Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 2] Amazon
11Jim Reeves Distant Drums Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
12Ray Charles You Don't Know Me Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 3 Amazon
13Gene Autry Silver Spurs (On the Golden Stairs) Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 1] Amazon
14Gene Autry I Was Just Walking Out the Door Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 3] Amazon
15Ernest Tubb Two Glasses Joe Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection Amazon
16The Del McCoury Band The Bluegrass Country Del And The Boys Amazon
17The Byrds Blue Canadian Rockies Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
18Merle Haggard Goin' Away Party Unforgettable Amazon
19Ricky Skaggs I Don't Care The Essential Ricky Skaggs Amazon
20Roy Orbison Shahdaroba The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
21Roy Orbison Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
22Willie Nelson Not That I Care You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
23k.d. lang Sugar Moon Shadowland Amazon
24Les Paul Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me (Remastered) 100 (100 Original Tracks – Remastered) Amazon
25Bob Wills Miss Molly For the Last Time Amazon
26Asleep at the Wheel It's All Your Fault (with Katie Shore) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
27Solitaire Miles I Hear You Talkin' Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas Amazon
28Solitaire Miles Me & the Man In the Moon Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas Amazon
29Hank Thompson Triflin' Gal Seven Decades Amazon
30Willie Nelson Dusty Skies You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
31Merle Haggard Cherokee Maiden Capitol Collector's Series Amazon

Country Swing Pioneers

Country Swing Pioneers
Country Swing Pioneers

Join Dave Stroud for two hours of the very best of country swing music on Deeper Roots Radio: A Century of America’s Music. The west had been long-settled when a new sound exploded out of the dance halls and barn-dance venues of the Midwest that was to become popular for it’s upbeat blend of jazz, hillbilly, and down-home blues. The arrangements blended strings, guitar, fiddle and bass, with the rhythmic sounds of urban jazz to reveal something catchy and danceable…and marketable. Before the beat was modernized into the mass market country blandness that paralleled mainstream pop, there were the pioneers including Milton Brown, Bob Wills, Adolph Hofner, Spade Cooley, Light Crust Doughboys, and a host of others.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tex Williams & His Western Caravan Artistry In Western Swing Country Hits Vol. 8 Amazon
3W. Lee & His Light Crust Doughboys When They Baptized Sister Lucy Lee Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
4The Light Crust Doughboys Mean Mean Mama Western Swing  40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 1] Amazon
5Prairie Ramblers Deep Elem Blues White Country Blues (1926-1938) Amazon
6Patsy Montana & the Prairie Ramblers I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
7Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies In El Rio Grande Daddy of Western Swing, Vol.1 : Brownies Stomp Amazon
8Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Easy Ridin' Papa Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 3 : Easy Ridin' Papa Amazon
9Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers Barn Dance Rag The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
10Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers I Want to Go Back The Golden Age Of Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers Amazon
11Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers Bring It On Home To Grandma Theme Time Radio Hour – Season 3 – [Disc 1] Amazon
12Hank Penny Oh Yes? Take Another Guess King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon
13Hank Penny Sweet Talkin' Mama King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon
14Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Twin Guitar Special Western Swing: Hot Hillbilly Jazz & Blues – 1935-1947 Amazon
15Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Stay A Little Longer Take Me Back to Tulsa 3 – Just A Plain Old Country Boy Amazon
16Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Take Me Back To Tulsa Tiffany Transcriptions Vol. 2 Amazon
17Leon McAuliffe Mr. Steel Guitar Tulsa Straight Ahead Amazon
18Leon McAuliffe Rag Mop Tulsa Straight Ahead Amazon
19Johnny Lee Wills Rag Mop The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 16 Amazon
20Tommy Duncan Stars Over San Antone Beneath a Neon Star in a Honky Tonk Amazon
21Tommy Duncan Take Me Back to Tulsa Texas Moon Amazon
22Adolph Hofner Cotton Eyed Joe Western Swing  40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 2] Amazon
23Adolph Hofner Alamo Rag The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 8 Amazon
24Ted Daffan's Texans Because Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 2] Tulsa Twist) Amazon
25Ted Daffan's Texans Down Hi Lo Way Kings Of Western Swing, Vol. 2 Amazon
26Moon Mullican Cherokee Boogie Moon Mullican Sings His All-Time Hits Amazon
27Moon Mullican I'll Sail My Ship Alone The Very Best Of Amazon
28Spade Cooley & His Orchestra Shame On You (Tex Williams & Smokey Rogers) Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 – Heroes Of Country Music – Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast Amazon
29Spade Cooley Troubled Over You Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
30Spade Cooley You Can't Break My Heart Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
31Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams Sign Off Shame On You Amazon
32Smokey Rogers I Can't Help The Way You Feel Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
33Cliffie Stone & His Orchestra with Judy Hayden He's A Real Gone Oakie Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
34Tex Williams Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon? Vintage Collections Amazon
35Hank Thompson Humpty Dumpty Heart 1946-1949 (Warped 4660) Amazon

Guitar Theme

Once considered in its earliest forms a noble instrument, the history of the guitar can be traced back over forty centuries (yes, that’s 4000 years). While we won’t got back quite so far in our exploration, we will explore the popular form of this instrument in song this week. We’re not going after the genius as much as we go after the topic with songs whose theme is that of the guitar. It seems that there has always been a personal connection between the instrument and the player, sometimes as a confidant and others as a foil. Our show will feature yodeling guitars, lonely guitars, Bo’s guitar, long-legged pickers, amigos, and a number of performances about ‘one’s first guitar’. Join Dave Stroud for plenty in a guitar themed journey.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Steve Earle Guitar Town Just an American Boy Disc 1 Amazon
3Walter Hurdt Fiddle And Guitar Running Wild Classic Field Recordings Amazon
4Jimmie Rodgers You And My Old Guitar Recordings 1927 – 1933 [Disc 1] Amazon
5Jorma Kaukonen More Than My Old Guitar River Of Time Amazon
6Jimmy Murphy That First Guitar of Mine 1951-1956 (Warped 5101) Amazon
7The Seldom Scene Grandpa Getcha Guitar Like We Used To Be Amazon
8The Louvin Brothers Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar Long Play Collection Amazon
9Byron Parker & His Mountaineers Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar Byron Parker & His Mountaineers Amazon
10Hardrock Gunter Guitar on the Mountain Gonna Rock 'n' Roll, Gonna Dance All Night Amazon
11Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Steel Guitar Rag Legends of Country Music Disc 1 Amazon
12Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers Telling' My Troubles to My Old Guitar Chet Atkins Guitar Legend:The RCA Years Amazon
13Frank Crumit Plink Plonki Pluck My Guitar Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of Frank Crumit Amazon
14The Brown Bombers of Swing Guitar Swing If You Take Me Back Amazon
15George Morgan Mr Ting-A-Ling (Steel Guitar Man) Room Full of Roses: The George Morgan Collection Amazon
16Jerry Byrd Hilo Steel Guitar Stars Of The Steel Guitar Amazon
17Les Paul Lonely Guitar (feat. Mary Ford) [Remastered] 100 (100 Original Tracks – Remastered) Amazon
18Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Yodeling Guitar Swingin' On The Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection Volume 2 Amazon
19Duane Eddy Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar Dance With The Guitar Man Amazon
20Bo Diddley Bo's Guitar Go Bo Diddley Amazon
21Johnny Powers Me and My Rhythm Guitar The Best of Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 Amazon
22Johnny Cash I'm Gonna Sit on the Porch and Pick on My Old Guitar The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 Disc 3 Amazon
23Johnny Cash & June Carter Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man Carryin' on With Johnny Cash & June Carter Amazon
24Kitty Wells Amigo's Guitar Greatest Songs Amazon
25Waylon Jennings Guitars That Won't Stay in Tune Clean Shirt Amazon
26Willie Nelson Guitar In the Corner Band of Brothers Amazon
27George Jones Best Guitar Picker The Complete United Artists Solo Singles Amazon
28Robert Earl Keen, Jr. Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
29Merle Haggard Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
30Freddie King Me And My Guitar Texas Cannonball Amazon
31Tony Rice Me and My Guitar Night Flyer: The Singer Songwriter Collection Amazon
32Lucinda Williams Real Live Bleeding Fingers & Broken Guitar Strings World Without Tears Amazon
33Guy Clark The Guitar Somedays the Song Writes You Amazon
34Neil Young This Old Guitar Rare Songs of a Tribute to Hank Amazon

There She Goes – KOWS 12/16/15

There She Goes
There She Goes

West County has seen it’s first consistent (and consecutive) days of rain and boy did we need it. El Nino looks to be making some waves. We’ll be making some waves this week on our Wednesday night foray into the past century of America’s music. We’ll hear new music from the Oxford American Georgia music issue, as well as a good share of early country, some Stephen Foster (by the Hamilton County Ramblers), and some Jelly Roll Morton. There will be a few local performers to sweeten the mix: Kevin Russell, Carl Hendel & Eddie Meisse, and an alumni of Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa…Dan Hicks. Tune in for music that keeps on giving.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tommy Duncan Who Drank My Beer (While I Was In The Rear)? Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Amazon
3Oklahoma Wranglers (Willis Bros) Invitation to the Blues Hillbilly Rhythm Amazon
4T. Texas Tyler Red Light Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Amazon
5Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies My Galveston Gal Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 4 : Keep a Knockin' Amazon
6Carl Hendel & Eddie Meisse Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age Amazon
7Tut Taylor feat. Norman Blake Sweet Picking Time in Toomsboro, Ga. The Oxford American Southern Music 2016 (17th Edition: Georgia) Amazon
8Precious Bryant Georgia Buck The Oxford American Southern Music 2016 (17th Edition: Georgia) Amazon
9The Band & Emmylou Harris Evangeline A Musical History [Disc 5] Amazon
10John Prine There She Goes Bruised Orange Amazon
11Jerry Jeff Walker Viva Luckenbach Gypsy Songman: A Life In Song Amazon
12Carl Smith Are You Teasing Me The Essential Carl Smith (1950-1956) Amazon
13The Louvin Brothers Are You Teasing Me Close Harmony [Disc 3] Amazon
14Carolina Chocolate Drops Hello Stranger The Winding StreamThe Carters, The Cashes And The Course Of Country Music Amazon
15Maria Muldaur Me And My Chauffeur Blues Richland Woman Blues Amazon
16Black Bottom McPhail John Jack Newman & Others Amazon
17Jimmy Strange Yas Yas Yas Swingin' the Blues: 1931-1939 Amazon
18Lightnin' Hopkins Speedin' Boogie Po' Lightnin' Amazon
19Pete Johnson Boogie Woogie Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
20Kate & Anna McGarrigle Hard Times Come Again No More Songs Of The Civil War Amazon
21Robert Shaw Chorale Nelly Bly Stephen Foster Songbook Amazon
22Grandpa Jones Nelly Bly An American Original Amazon
23Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks I Scare Myself The Blue Thumb Years 1971-1973 Amazon
24Larry Jon Wilson Ohoopee River Bottomland [from the film Heartworn Highways] The Oxford American Southern Music 2016 (17th Edition: Georgia) Amazon
25Carl Perkins Don't Stop The Music Go Cat Go Amazon
26Jake Xerxes Fussell Raggy Levy The Oxford American Southern Music 2016 (17th Edition: Georgia) Amazon
27Dirty Dozen Brass Band Jelly Roll's Misgiving Jelly (The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Plays Jelly Roll Morton Amazon
28Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers The Pearls The Pearls Amazon
29Ry Cooder The Pearls/Tia Juana Jazz Amazon
30Dr. John Wild Honey City Lights Amazon
31John Fred Shirley Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
32Red Saunders & His Orchestra Honky Tonk Train Blues Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
33Freddie Slack With The Will Bradley Trio Down The Road A Piece Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon

Main Street – KOWS December 2, 2015

Main Street
Main Street

A bit of a celebration is in order. We will be broadcasting live from the new KOWS studios located in downtown Sebastopol with a playlist that scours the last century of America’s music for relevant sounds and themes that relate:  songs of settling into home, saying goodbye,  moving on, going west (or east, that is), and ‘getting gone’. We’ll feature The Cats & The Fiddle, local favorites Markus James and Doug Blumer & The Bohemian Highway, “Little” Jimmy Dickens, and a host of others who welcome us into our new home on Gravenstein Highway…or, as it is formally known hereabouts, Main Street.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Muddy Waters Gone To Main Street Mad Love Amazon
3Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers Main Street Breakdown Chet Atkins Guitar Legend:The RCA Years Amazon
4David Bromberg The Main Street Moan The Player: A Retrospective Amazon
5Los Lobos On Main Street Tin Can Trust Amazon
6Loudon Wainwright III Moving Day High Wide & Handsome – The Charlie Poole Project Amazon
7Leon Redbone There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays Christmas Island Amazon
8Little Jimmy Dickens No Place Like Home On Christmas Country Boy [Disc 5] Amazon
9Leon Selph Now That You Have Gone You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
10The Leake County Revelers Been to the East, Been to the West Lead Kindly Light Amazon
11Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Moving Day Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Amazon
12JL Stiles Movin Jl Stiles Presents House of Murmurs Amazon
13Howlin' Wolf Moving The Back Door Wolf Amazon
14Markus James Goin' Down South Head For The Hills Amazon
15Les Paul I'm Movin' On Legend and Legacy [Disc 3] Amazon
16Peter, Paul & Mary Settle Down (Goin' Down That Highway) Moving Amazon
17Florence Lowery Moving Day Blues Female Blues Singers, Complete Recorded Works. Volume 11 Amazon
18Bertha Idaho Move It On Out Of Here Female Blues Singers, Complete Recorded Works. Volume 10 Amazon
19Monroe Moe Jackson Move It On Over Rural Blues Vol. 1 1934-1956 Amazon
20Hank Williams & The Drifting Cowboys Move It On Over 26 All-Time Country Classics Amazon
21Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 1: Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Amazon
22The Dixie Hummingbirds Moving On Looking Back Amazon
23Mahalia Jackson I Will Move On Up A Little Higher Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
24The Staple Singers Move Along Train Freedom Highway Amazon
25Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) Raising Sand Amazon
26Jerry Lee Lewis Move on Down the Line The London Sessions 1973 Amazon
27Charline Arthur Welcome To The Club Welcome To The Club Amazon
28Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 3 Amazon
29John Hiatt Gone Crossing Muddy Waters Amazon
30Irma Thomas Gone Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
31The Cats & The Fiddle Gone The Very Best Of Amazon
32Mr. Scruff Get a Move On Electro Swing Vol. 1 Amazon
33Paul Simon Gone at Last 1964-1993 Disc 2 Amazon
34Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Gotta Move On West Side Strut Amazon

Country Strings

Country Strings
Country Strings

Our show this week revisits the great country guitar innovators and talents who contributed both session time to classic hits as well as original performances of their own. Whether they were pedal steel, Fender or Gibson electric magicians, or country pickers, we won’t discriminate. Tune in for Leon McAuliffe, Joe Maphis, James Burton, Albert Lee, Doc Watson and others on another Friday night on KWTF 88.1, Bodega Bay, listener-supported community radio for Sonoma County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Lovin' Spoonful Nashville Cats Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
3Leon McAuliffe Take It Away, Leon Country Boy's Dream Amazon
4Bob Wills Twin Guitar Boogie For the Last Time Amazon
5Joe Maphis Randy Lynn Rag [Album Version] Fire On The Strings Amazon
6Joe Maphis – duet with Larry Collins Flying Fingers [Album Version] Fire On The Strings Amazon
7James Burton And Ralph Mooney Sneaky Strings Corn Pickin' And Slick Slidin' Amazon
8James Burton & Ralph Mooney Moonshine James Burton – The Early Years 1957-1969 Amazon
9Little Jimmy Dickens Buddy's Boogie (Instrumental) Country Boy [Disc 5] Amazon
10Buddy Emmons w. Nashville session men Four Wheel Drive Almost To Tulsa: The Instrumentals Amazon
11Hank Garland & His Sugar Footers Sugarfoot Rag (feat. Red Foley) Guitar Magic 1949-1957 Amazon
12Hank Garland & His Sugar Footers Hillbilly Express Guitar Magic 1949-1957 Amazon
13Red Foley, Grady Martin Pinball Boogie Hillbilly Fever [Disc 4] Amazon
14Red Foley Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
15Lefty Frizzell Saginaw, Michigan (Grady Martin) Classic Country Amazon
16Marty Robbins El Paso Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Amazon
17Johnny Horton I'm Coming Home Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (1 of 2) Amazon
18Chet Atkins Tennesse Ray/Beaumont Rag The Essential Chet Atkins [RCA] Amazon
19Chet Atkins I Know That You Know Mister Guitar – Workshop Amazon
20Chet Atkins & Les Paul Lover Come Back To Me Chester & Lester Amazon
21Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Bryant's Bounce Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
22Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Frettin' Fingers Swingin' On The Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection Volume 2 Amazon
23Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Old Joe Clark Stratosphere Boogie Amazon
24Jerry Reed Guitar Man The Essential Jerry Reed Amazon
25Roy Clark Riders in the Sky The Roy Clark Anthology Amazon
26Albert Lee Rainbows All Over Your Blues The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons Amazon
27Marty Stuart Hollywood Boogie Nashville Vol. 1: Tear The Woodpile Down Amazon
28The Hellecasters Orange Blossom Special The Return Of The Hellecasters Amazon
29Junior Brown Where Has All the Money Gone? Down Home Chrome Amazon
30Doc Watson/Merle Watson Smoke, Smoke, Smoke Black Mountain Rag Amazon
31Doc Watson/Merle Watson Down Yonder Black Mountain Rag Amazon
32Peter Rowan, Don Edwards, Tony Rice & Norman Blake Trail to Mexico Strings And Things: The Best in Bluegrass Vol. 1 Amazon
33Norman Blake Eastbound Freight Train America Roots Songbook – Americana Amazon
34Tony Rice Stoney Point The Bluegrass Guitar Collection Amazon
35Tony Rice He Rode All the Way to Texas Night Flyer: The Singer Songwriter Collection Amazon
36Merle Travis Nine Pound Hammer Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
37Merle Travis Done Rovin' Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon

Wild Men and Wild Women

Wild Men and Wild Women
Wild Men and Wild Women

It’s theme time once again and we’re going to find ourselves among the wild and crazy men as well as the wild, woolly women. Round town girls celebrate, burning that candle, and Keely Smith will jump, jive, and wail with Louis Prima. Red Ingle and His Natural Seven will join the Sons of the Pioneers in spreading the word about ‘cigareets, whuskey, and wild, wild women”. Mae West, Julia Lee, Ernie Ford, and Jerry Lee Lewis will keep the party going and Deeper Roots will keep the lights on ’till 11pm sharp (that’s Pacific Time, of course). Join Dave Stroud for another two hours of a century of America’s music on KWTF, 88.1 FM, community radio for Bodega Bay.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mary Ford Running Wild 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
3Garland Jeffreys Wild in the Streets Ghost Writer/One-Eyed Jack/American Boy & Girl [[Disc 1]] Amazon
4The Jive Bombers Bad Boy Cry-Baby Amazon
5Donnie Elbert Wild Child (Deluxe 6156) R&B Humdingers Volume 11 Amazon
6Johnny Carroll Wild Wild Women Classic Rockabilly-Cool Cats & Hot Chicks Amazon
7Jerry Lee Lewis Real Wild Child (Wild One) A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
8Carl Mann Born To Be Bad Midnight Cryin' Time: Teen Angst Classics From The Rock 'n' Roll Era Amazon
9Charline Arthur Burn That Candle Welcome To The Club Amazon
10Wanda Jackson Hard Headed Woman There's A Party Goin' On Amazon
11Wanda Jackson Let's Have A Party Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
12Tennessee Ernie Ford I'm A Bad Man Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 2] Amazon
13The Dave & Deke Combo Wild Woman Hollywood Barndance Amazon
14Freda & the Firedogs Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad Freda & The Firedogs Amazon
15The Sons Of The Pioneers Cigareetes, Whusky And Wild, Wild Women Country Legends Amazon
16Red Ingle & His Natural Seven Cigareets, Whiskey and Wild Wild Women (Smoking) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
17Wanda, Ruth Neal Round Town Girls Flowers In The Wildwood Amazon
18King James Wild Wooly Woman Stompin' 25 Amazon
19Julia Lee Do You Want It? Burlesque – 100 Classics Amazon
20Eunice Davis Let's Have A Party Stompin' 25 Amazon
21Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
22Keely Smith/Louis Prima/Sam Butera & the Witnesses Jump, Jive, An' Wail Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon
23Carmen MacRae Whatever Lola Wants Burlesque – 100 Classics Amazon
24Mae West I'm No Angel The Mae West Collection Amazon
25Billy Jones With The Little Ramblers Don't Bring Lulu The Naughty 1920s: Red Hot & Risque Songs Of The Jazz Age Volume 2 Amazon
26Cecil Gant Little Baby You're Running Wild The Cecil Gant Collection Amazon
27Wynonie Harris Young And Wild Playful Baby Amazon
28Rudy Greene Wild Life Various Artists: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll/Volume 2/[Disc 1] Amazon
29Memphis Nighthawks Wild Man Stomp Document Shortcuts Vol. 3 – My Babe Amazon
30Memphis Minnie I'm A Bad Luck Woman Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
31Champion Jack Dupree Bad Whiskey And Wild Women Two Classic Albums Plus Singles Amazon
32JB Hutto & The Hawks Wild Wild Woman Masters Of Modern Blues Amazon
33Albert King Wild Women Door To Door Amazon
34Little Jimmy King Wild Woman Little Jimmy King and the Memphis Soul Survivors Amazon
35Amy Helm Wild Girl Didn't It Rain Amazon
36John Hammond Wild Man On The Loose Trouble No More Amazon
37Louis Armstrong & The Hot 7 Wild Man Blues The Complete Hot Five And Hot Seven Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon