Category Archives: Country Swing

More Western Swing

The home page of the Western Swing Society describes western swing as “a division of the American phenomenon known as jazz [fusing] elements of musical roots…including blues, Dixieland, ragtime, big band, country, pop, and breakdowns.” That kind of explains why we revisit this genre so often here on Deeper Roots. What it has most in common with jazz is the use of improvisation; what it does try to do is to take things one step further: make it dance-able. The foot-tapping rhythm and the encouragement of participation drew audiences far and wide from the north, south, east and west. This week show meanders through some fun sounds including tracks Hank Penny, Milton Brown, Ocie Stockard, and (of course) Bob Wills. We’ll have some tribute songs and old standards for you on Sonoma County community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Adolph Hofner Alamo Rag Southern Belle [Disc 1] Amazon
3Milton Brown Hesitation Blues Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 2] Amazon
4Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies My Galveston Gal The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
5Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Somebody Stole My Gal Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 3 : Easy Ridin' Papa Amazon
6Ocie Stockard You Turned Me Down You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
7Ocie Stockard & His Wanderers Bass Man Jive Western Swing: Hot Hillbilly Jazz & Blues – 1935-1947 Amazon
8The Sunshine Boys Gonna Get Tight (1939) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
9Louise Massey & The Westerners Billy Boy (1940) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
10Sons Of The West Sally's Got a Wooden Leg The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
11The Hi-Flyers Watcha Gonna Do The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
12Johnny Cash W. Lee O Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys) Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
13The Light Crust Doughboys Good Gracious Gracie (1940) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
14W. Lee & His Hillbilly Boys Please Pass The Biscuits Pappy Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
15W. Lee & His Hillbilly Boys Old Yazoo Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
16Hank Penny And His Radio Cowboys Chill Tonic (Instrumental) Okeh Western Swing Amazon
17Hank Penny Wildcat Mama Western Swing 40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 2] Amazon
18Hank Penny Cowboy's Swing King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon
19Don Churchill & The Texas Mavericks One Year Ago Tonight The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
20Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys I'm a Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) Legends of Country Music Disc 2 Amazon
21Bob Wills Cherokee Maiden Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
22Bob Wills Right or Wrong Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
23Adolph Hofner Let's Count The Stars You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
24Ted Daffan's Texans Too Far Gone Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
25Zeke Clements Oklahoma Blues The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
26Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams I Found a New Baby Shame On You Amazon
27Spade Cooley You Better Do It Now Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
28Tommy Duncan You Put Me On My Feet Texas Moon Amazon
29Slim Harbert & His Boys Around The Corner At Smokey Joe's You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
30Leon Rusk Air Mail Special On The Fly Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 3] It Ain't Far To The Bar) Amazon
31Leon Selph She's Gone Away You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
32Ted Daffan's Texans Worried Mind Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 2] Tulsa Twist) Amazon
33W. Lee O'Daniel O'Daniel radio show sign off Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
34Bill Nettles & His Dixie Blue Boys She Selling What She Used To Give Away Kings Of Western Swing, Vol. 2 Amazon

Moon Baby

A laid back Friday morning in store as we celebrate a century of America’s music with classics from every corner. Dave Stroud hosts with a potpourri of doo wop, gospel, rock, R&B, soul, and country wrapped up just for Deeper Roots listeners out there. We’ll be hearing from Johnny Cash, The Ravens, Mike Farris, (more than one) Bo Diddley, and The Neville Brothers as we watch the trees turn their late summer umber under warm Sonoma County September skies. Tune in for the very best, including The Living Sisters and The Andrews Sisters, side by side, this one time. Only on Community Radio because all other $$$ stations fail to play with heart.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bo Diddley Moon Baby Bo Diddley Is A Lover Amazon
3Johnny Cash I'm Ragged But I'm Right Life Amazon
4Mike Farris Tennessee Girl Silver & Stone Amazon
5Bruce Springsteen Old Dan Tucker We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
6Bruce Springsteen I Ain't Got No Home Folkways: A Vision Shared-A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly Amazon
7Eddie Money Two Tickets to Paradise Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money Amazon
8Mudcrutch Shady Grove Mudcrutch Amazon
9David Lindley and Wally Ingram Pay Bo Diddley Twango Bango Deluxe Amazon
10Bo Diddley Crackin' Up Go Bo Diddley Amazon
11John Fogerty Blue Moon Nights Blue Moon Swamp Amazon
12John Hiatt Dust Down a Country Road Walk On Amazon
13Johnny Cash W. Lee O Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys) Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
14The Light Crust Doughboys Loud Mouth The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
15Little Jimmy Dickens Me And My Big Loud Mouth Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
16Sister Emily Bram Each Day Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
17Brother Joe May Working On A Building The Great Gospel Men: 27 Classic Performances By The Greatest Gospel Men Amazon
18Ruthie Foster Death Came A'Knockin' Oxford American Southern Music Texas Amazon
19The Neville Brothers A Change Is Gonna Come Yellow Moon Amazon
20Ry Cooder Waitin' For Some Girl I, Flathead Amazon
21Dan Penn I'm Living Good The Fame Recordings Amazon
22The Redcaps Just For You The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
23The Ravens Careless Love The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 2- Birdland Amazon
24The Flamingos Ko Ko Mo The Best Of The Flamingos Amazon
25The Cadillacs Betty My Love For Collectors Only (Disc 1) Amazon
26Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five w/ Ella Fitzgerald Stone Cold Dead In The Market Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 1944 – 1946 Amazon
27The Andrews Sisters Rum And Coca-Cola 20th Century Masters: Millenni Amazon
28The Living Sisters (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am Love to Live Amazon
29Aretha Franklin Do Right Woman, Do Right Man [Stereo Version][*][Version] I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Amazon
30Solomon Burke Take Me (Just As I Am) King Solomon / I Wish I Knew Amazon
31The Ink Spots When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
32Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit She Don't Love Nobody The Rose of England Amazon
33Hank Thompson The King Of Western Swing The Best Of Hank Thompson 1966-1979 Amazon

Stay a Little Longer

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

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

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