Category Archives: Fifties Country

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While the Cheetoh-in-chief comes up with hateful and pitiful distraction after distraction in an attempt to have us take our eyes off of failure after profound failure of his…we celebrate the folks in gray and blue who not only bring us the bills but also the packages, ballots, and cheer from friends and relatives. That little white truck is more than an institution: it is part of our collective heritage and a constant that should be cherished. It’s been celebrated in music from every corner over the past century and we’re scouring those dusty digital bins for country, blues, rock, and rhythm that are burnished with the colors of the letter carrier in word and rhyme. Tune in for everyone from Roy Rogers to Memphis Slim, Smiley Lewis, and Tiny  Bradshaw this week. Sonoma County Community Radio goes deep on another pandemic Friday morning.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nat King Cole I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter) Just One Of Those Things (And More) Amazon
3Jimmie Driftwood The Pony Express (I've Got to Carry the Mail) Six Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles Amazon
4Bill Carter Pony Express Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
5Pee Wee King Postage Due Pee Wee King's Country Hoedown (1 of 2) Amazon
6Roy Rogers The Mail Must Go Through 1939-1940 (Warped 3936) Amazon
7Leon Rusk Air Mail Special On The Fly Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 3] It Ain't Far To The Bar) Amazon
8Ella Mae Morse Hey, Mr Postman Two Classic Albums And Singles CD2 Amazon
9Hank Thompson Yesterday's Mail 1946-1949 (Warped 4660) Amazon
10Cowboy Copas The Postman Just Passes Me By 1949-1950 Amazon
11Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) I'm Gonna Tear Down The Mailbox – 1955 Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
12Dinah Washington Postman Blues First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story [Disc 1] Amazon
13Tiny Bradshaw & His Orchestra Mailman's Sack (Mail) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
14Tiny Mayberry Mailman Blues Jazzin' the Blues Amazon
15Memphis Slim A Letter Home (Mail) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
16Smiley Lewis No Letter Today ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon
17The Ravens Write Me A Letter Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
18Andrew Tibbs & Cherokee Conyer's Orchestra Mother's Letter Boogie Uproar – Gems From The Peacock Vaults Amazon
19The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Marvelettes Amazon
20Bob Rivers Please Don't Shoot, Mr Postman Best of Answer Songs vol 2 Amazon
21The Marvelettes Twistin' Postman Second Helpings: Sequels To The Songs That Left 'Em Hungry For More! Amazon
22Buddy Holly Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues Buddy Holly And The R&R Giants Amazon
23Buck Owens Keys In The Mailbox Hot Dog Amazon
24Jorma Kaukonen & Tom Hobson No Mail Today Quah [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
25Suitcase Sam Morning Mail Goodnight Riverdale Park Amazon
26Allan Sherman Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp) Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time [Disc 1] Amazon
27Ernest Tubb Letters Have No Arms Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
28Champion Jack Dupree Mail Order Woman New Orleans R&B Outbreak Amazon
29Big Joe Turner Teen Age Letter Big Joe Rocks Amazon
30Slim Harpo Mailbox Blues The Excello Singles Anthology Disc 2 Amazon
31Arlene Smith Letter Full Of Tears Back To The Streets – Celebrating The Music Of Don Covay Amazon
32Roosevelt Grier The Mail Must Go Through Point Of No Return: The Liberty Records Story 1962 Amazon
33Gene Terry & The Downbeats No Mail Today (Mail) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
34Bobby Bare A Dear John Letter 1964 (Warped 6425) Amazon
35Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours You've Got Mail Amazon

Ya Got Trouble

We’re going the free form route today, celebrating an eclectic blend of gospel with the likes of Clara Ward and Patsy Cline, country greats from The Sons of the Pioneers and Skeets McDonald, doo wop street corner ballads from The Sheppards and The Royals, and vocals from Nat King Cole, Ethel Waters, and John Hiatt. Oh, in addition to a few choice show tunes, we’ll touch on topics of tears, loneliness, great speckled birds, and a visit to Treasure Island with Satchmo. Quarantine offers time for reflection but it also offers time for enjoying the sounds of deeper tracks. And that’s what you get day in and day out on Community Radio for Sonoma County. Join us.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Robert Preston & Company Ya Got Trouble – The Music Man Warner Bros.: 75 Years Of Film Music – Songs (3) Amazon
3Clara Ward (Solo) When We Get Up There Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 2] Amazon
4Gospel Hebrews Jesus Is All Over Me Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio Amazon
5The Blind Boys Of Alabama He's Alright Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
6Chosen Gospel Singers Prayer for the Doomed 20 Gospel Greats Amazon
7Patsy Cline Life's Railway To Heaven Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
8Elvis Presley If We Never Meet Again Amazing Grace – His Greatest Sacred Performances (Disc 1) Amazon
9Nat King Cole I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again Chronological Classics: Nat King Cole 1949-50 Amazon
10Evie Sands I'll Never Be Alone Again Any Way That You Want Me Amazon
11Roger McGuinn If We Never Meet Again Back from Rio Amazon
12The Sons Of The Pioneers One More River To Cross Okeh Western Swing Amazon
13Dale Watson Cryin' to Cryin' Time Again Dale & Ray Amazon
14Ray Charles Crying Time Genius – The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection Amazon
15Willie Nelson Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Artist's Choice: Sheryl Crow Amazon
16Blue Mountain I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes Roots Amazon
17Ralph Stanley I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
18Lucinda Williams Great Speckled Bird Ramblin' Amazon
19The Louvin Brothers The Great Speckled Bird Close Harmony [Disc 8] Amazon
20Mac Wiseman The Wild Side Of Life Most Requested Amazon
21Skeets McDonald Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Skeets McDonald – One Classic Album & Singles Collection Amazon
22The Royals Moonrise Money Honey – Rise of the Black Vocal Group 51-53 Amazon
23The Sheppards Pretend You're Still Mine OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
24Louis Armstrong On Treasure Island Rhythm Saved The World Amazon
25Eddie Cantor Makin' Whoopee – The Eddie Cantor Story Warner Brothers 75 Years of Film Music (2) Amazon
26Judy Garland & The M-G-M Studio Chorus The Trolley Song (from "Meet Me in St. Louis") Somewhere Over The Rainbow: The Golden Age Of Hollywood Musicals [Disc 2] Amazon
27The Rhythm Wreckers Never No Mo' Blues White Country Blues (1926-1938) Amazon
28Ethel Waters Buds Won't Bud Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers [Disc 1] Amazon
29Lena Horne Stormy Weather Lena Horne: A Musical Anthology Amazon
30John Hiatt Gone Crossing Muddy Waters Amazon
31Tony Bennett I Left My Heart in San Francisco The Essential Tony Bennett [Columbia/Legacy] Disc 1 Amazon
32The Treniers Say Hey (the Willie Mays Song) OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
33Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising The Classic Sixties: Late '60s Amazon

Country Road Songs

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

 

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bonus Track CB Radio Chatter Eighteen Wheelers! Twisted Tales from the Truckstops Amazon
3Johnny Darrell It's A Rough Old Road To Travel The Beginning Of The End – The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
4Don Gibson Lonesome Road 1961-1962 Amazon
5Jimmie Skinner Lonesome Road Blues 1960-1962 (Warped 6188) Amazon
6Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Travelin' This Lonesome Road All The Classic Releases 1937-1949 [Disc 4] Amazon
7Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Rocky Road Blues All The Classic Releases, 1937-1949 [Disc 3] Amazon
8The Carter Family It's a Long Road to Travel Alone Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 5) Amazon
9Johnny Cash Wide Open Road Get Rhythm [Sun] Amazon
10Johnny Cash Hit The Road And Go (The Rambler) Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
11Johnny Cash Further on Up the Road American V: A Hundred Highways Amazon
12Billy Bob Thornton & The Peasall Sisters Road To Kaintuck Anchored In Love: A Tribute To June Carter Cash Amazon
13Lefty Frizzell Make That One for the Road a Cup of Coffee 1962-1965 (Warped 6382) Amazon
14Wayne Hancock Man Of The Road A-Town Blues Amazon
15Rig Rock Deluxe Six Days On The Road Rig Rock Deluxe Amazon
16Red Simpson Six Days on the Road The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer Amazon
17Tiny Harris Endless Black Ribbon Lonesome Highway Songs Amazon
18Billy Grammer Gotta Travel On Hard To Find 45s On CD: Pop & Country Classics Amazon
19Henson Cargill A Very Well Traveled Man Skip a Rope Amazon
20Faron Young Traveling On This Is Faron Young / My Garden Of Prayer Amazon
21Roger Miller King Of The Road Country Legends Amazon
22Tom T. Hall Once Upon a Road Sings Dixie & Tom T. Amazon
23Billy Walker Headin' Down the Wrong Highway Billy Walker – 1954-1957 Amazon
24Waylon Jennings The Road Love of The Common People Amazon
25Dolly Parton Traveling Man 1971 Amazon
26Nikki Lane Highway Queen Highway Queen Amazon
27Johnny Horton Lost Highway Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (2 of 2) Amazon
28Gibson Brothers Highway In The Ground Amazon
29John Hartford Wrong Road Again Good'le Days: Essential Recordings Amazon
30Rice, Rice, Hillmann & Pedersen Somewhere on the Road Tonight Out of the Woodwork Amazon
31Ralph Stanley I'm Going Down The Road [3/3/80] Poor Rambler [Disc 1] Amazon
32Grandpa Jones Down The Old Plank Road An American Original Amazon
33Del McCoury/Marty Stuart Let Us Travel, Travel On Compadres: An Anthology of Duets Amazon
34Steve Earle Hillbilly Highway Essential Steve Earle Amazon

Night at the Opry & Ryman

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

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

International Women’s Day ’20

Blues, folk, and plenty of tradition. Songs that celebrate sisters in a fight for equal rights. That’s right. This is still part of the conversation in the 21st century. The right to vote. The right to equal pay. And the right to choose. There is still exclusivity beyond measure and yet gender equality is still a topic, not a reality. This week’s show stands up for International Women’s Day, held this past Sunday, March 8th, around the world. Deeper Roots digs deep for soul from Aretha, Nina, and Betty Wright, blues from Lucille Bogan  and Bessie Smith, and fresh sounds from Amy Rigby, TLC, and the Secret Sisters on a Friday morning in Sonoma County. Join us.  #EachforEqual #IWD2020.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Betty Wright Clean Up Woman Funk Soul Sisters Amazon
3Aretha Franklin Respect Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
4Aretha Franklin Chain Of Fools 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
5TLC No Scrubs Fanmail Amazon
6Destiny's Child Independent Woman, Part 1 Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
7Lauryn Hill 246-Doo Wop (That Thing) Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
8Lesley Gore You Don't Own Me Dancing Queens [Disc 1] Amazon
9The Secret Sisters You Don't Own Me Anymore You Don't Own Me Anymore Amazon
10Billie Holiday I Get Along Without You Very Well Lady In Satin Amazon
11Helen Reddy I Am Woman AM Gold 1970-1974 Amazon
12Dolly Parton Just Because I'm A Woman Just Because I'm A Woman Amazon
13Dolly Parton 9 To 5 I Will Always Love You – The Essential Dolly Parton Vol. 1 Amazon
14Loretta Lynn The Pill Loretta Lynn Legendery Country Singer Amazon
15Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley P.T.A. Superstars of Country Easy Loving [Disc 2] Amazon
16Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns – The Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
17Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard Don't Put Her Down You Helped Put Her There The Rounder Records Story Amazon
18Peasall Sisters I Never Will Marry Home to You Amazon
19Amy Rigby Girls Got It Bad Little Fugitive Amazon
20The Miller Sisters Ten Cats Down Rockin' Memphis [Disc 3] Amazon
21Viola Wells (Miss Rhapsody) Were Sisters Under the Skin Were Sisters Under the Skin – Female Blues & Boogie 1944 to 1949 Amazon
22Bessie Smith Sam Jones Blues ABC Of The Blues Vol 39 Amazon
23Georgia White The Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman Cryin' For Her Man Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
24Lucille Bogan Women Won't Need No Men Vol. 1-1923-30 Amazon
25Billie Holiday You Let Me Down Quintessential: Volume 1, 1933 – 1935 Amazon
26Nina Simone Four Women Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
27Bonnie Raitt Women Be Wise Bonnie Raitt Amazon
28Aretha Franklin Think 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
29Eric Bibb, Rory Block & Maria Muldaur My Sisters And Brothers Sisters & Brothers Amazon

Candy

Yes, there’s a theme this week and it’s about as sweet a theme as you’ll hear on Deeper Roots. It’s not surprising there’s a wealth of content to choose from given that it is one of the favorite attention- getters, no matter your age. Candy. Sweets. Whether that’s a nickel, a penny, or a quarter a dose. Our favorites from the convenience aisle near the cash register, there to lure you. This week’s show is not for the glucose intolerant as we walk the convenience aisle of 20th century pop, rhythm & blues, country, jazz, and vocal group odes to the sugar in all things, sweet and small, short and tall, and sticky with the syrup-sweet. We’ll hear from The Strangeloves, Elvis, Lee Dorsey, Eddie Holland, Red Foley, and Barbie Gaye in our exploration of the sugar rush.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys My Little Rock Candy Baby Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years [Disc 2] Amazon
3Doris Allen Like Candy From A Baby Sun Records Curated By Record Store Day, Vol. 6 Amazon
4Eddie Holland Candy To Me It Moves Me: The Complete Recordings Amazon
5Sue Perrin Candy Store Man Original Sound Of Detroit – Vol 1 Amazon
6Art Neville Little Girl From The Candy Store Brother to Brother (Disc One:Art) Amazon
7Charlie Walker Tell Her Lies and Feed Her Candy 1952-1958 (Warped 5230) Amazon
8Little Jimmy Dickens Who Licked the Red Off Your Candy Warped 6668 – Little Jimmy Dickens – 1965 – 1966 Amazon
9Red Foley Candy Kisses Tennessee Saturday Night Amazon
10George Morgan Candy Kisses Classic Country Hits 'Your Cheatin Heart' Disc 2 Amazon
11George Jones Candy Hearts Complete Collection 1960-1962 [Disc 4] individual albums Amazon
12Peter, Paul & Mary Talkin' Candy Bar Blues A Song Will Rise Amazon
13The Chordettes Lollipop Red, White & Rock Disc 1 Amazon
14Barbie Gaye My Boy Lollipop American Roots of the British Invasion Amazon
15Shirelles A Teardrop and a Lollipop The Shirelles Amazon
16Billy Bletcher The Lollipop Guild The Wizard Of Oz Amazon
17Shirley Temple On The Good Ship Lollipop America's Sweetheart Amazon
18Alma(the Lollipop Mama) Mondy Miss Lollipop's Confession Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 3]: Southwest Blues V1 Amazon
19Champion Jack Dupree Lollipop Baby Two Classic Albums Plus Singles Amazon
20Wynonie Harris Lollipop Mama Complete Jazz Series 1947 – 1949 Amazon
21The Strangeloves I Want Candy Classic Rock: 1965 – Shakin' All Over Amazon
22Elvis Presley Cotton Candy Land Elvis Double Features: It Happened at the World's Fair & Fun in Acapulco Amazon
23Bow Wow Wow I Want Candy 200 Cigarettes Amazon
24Lola Albright Candy Bombshells Amazon
25Dodie Stevens Candy Store Blues Ultimate Collection Amazon
26Ray Charles Candy Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated To You Amazon
27Roy Orbison Candy Man The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
28Lee Dorsey Candy Yam Wheelin' And Dealin' – The Definitive Collection Amazon
29Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Candy Girl The Definitive Pop Collection Disc 1 Amazon
30Paolo Nutini Candy Sunny Side Up Amazon
31Jo Stafford Little Man With a Candy Cigar For You Amazon
32The Mills Brothers Sweeter Than Sugar Sweeter Than Sugar Amazon
33The Real Tuesday Weld Bathtime in Clerkenwell I, Lucifer Amazon
34Sammy Davis Jr. with The Mike Curb Congregation The Candy Man 70s Music Explosion Escape Amazon
35Al Hirt Cotton Candy Greatest Hits Amazon

Ants In My Pants

Whether it was Prohibition, the need for comic relief from the worst Depression our country has known, or the release from Victorian norms in the age of the flapper…something was afoot. The humor it portended is not something that we all understand in this age… but it’s worth looking at. Novelty ruled the day and every Victrola and Edison radio spilled a silly song, whether it worked from puns or light humor (pop music), corny songs that sometimes had hidden charms (country and folk), or right in your face real life naughty bits (the blues)…there was something for everyone to sample. We’ll hear from Lonzo and Oscar, Milton Brown, Frank Crumit, George Formby, and Lonnie Johnson in this week’s episode of Deeper Roots. A hoot and a holler by any other name on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Lonnie Johnson She's Making Whoopee In Hell Tonight Hot Fingers Amazon
3Frank Crumit My Little Bimbo Down on the Bimbo Isle (1920) grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
4Billy Murray I'll See You In C-U-B-A Echoes From The 1920's Disc 1 Amazon
5Ozzie & Harriet Nelson Oh Susanna, Dust off That Old Pianna The Nelson Touch Amazon
6Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Down By the O-H-I-O The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
7Roy Newman I Can't Dance (I've Got Ants In My Pants) The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
8The Johnson Sisters Hillbilly Soldier Joe Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
9Texas Jim Robertson The Last Page of Mein Kampf Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
10Sweet Violet Boys I Love My Fruit Okeh Western Swing Amazon
11The Happiness Boys: Billy Jones & Ernest Hare I've Never Seen A Straight Banana The Charleston Days Amazon
12Hoosier Hot Shots I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones) Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
13Lonzo & Oscar I'm My Own Grandpa Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
14Lonzo and Oscar Girls Don't Nag Your Husbands 1947-1950 (Warped 4741) Amazon
15Six Jumping Jacks I Do Not Chose to Run Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
16Buddy Rogers (I'd Like to Be) A Bee in Your Boudoir The Big Broadcast vol. 6 Amazon
17Paul Specht Shoo-Shoo-Boogie-Boo Static Strut: Hot Dance Rarities 1922-1930 Amazon
18George Formby Grandad's Flannelette Nightshirt I'm The Ukulele Man Amazon
19The Three Keys Oh! By Jingo The Big Broadcast, Volume 2: Jazz and Popular Music of the 1920s and 1930s Amazon
20Marx Brothers I'm Against It/Horse Feathers Horse Feathers / Animal Crackers Amazon
21Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Lydia, The Tatooed Lady gimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
22Ben Selvin and his Orch (The Knickerbockers). v/ Dick Robertson When Yuba Plays The Rhumba On the Tuba orig. 78 rpm Columbia 2483-D Amazon
23Ross & Sargent Nellie the Nudist Queen Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
24Ozzie Nelson Avis Scaffin Fortintoo Campus Swing Amazon
25Frank Crumit Crazy Words Crazy Tune Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of Frank Crumit Amazon
26Frank Crumit The Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of Frank Crumit Amazon
27Frank Crumit Song of the Prune The Silly Songs (1922 to 1934) Amazon
28Leslie Sarony with Harry Hudson & His Melody Men My Wife Is On A Diet The Charleston Days Amazon
29Helen Kane with the Victor Orchestra directed by Leonard Joy Dangerous Nan McGrew Flappers, Vamps And Sweet Young Things Amazon
30Helen Kane I Taut I Taw a Puddy Kat The Boop Boop a Doop Girls Amazon
31Carmen Miranda I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) Anthology Amazon
32Irving Aaronson and His Commanders Oh! You Sweet Old Whatcha May Call It The Big Broadcast vol. 9 Amazon

Stay on the Gospel Side

We’ll be taking a bit of a traditional free form exploration of gospel, blues, soul, and country, pairing up The Blind Boys of Alabama with James Carr and Bobby “Blue” Bland for a soul stew of the day. The fun doesn’t stop there; in face, it just gets started and we’ll be reaching into the dusty country bins for some Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers. And new sounds: a benefit piece, a cover of Tom Petty’s For Real performed by Willie Nelson and the Family…right alongside a new track from The James Hunter Six. Friday evenings on KWTF pushes the roots envelope every week. Join Dave Stroud at 9 Pacific.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Blind Boys of Alabama Stay On the Gospel Side Almost Home Amazon
3The Norman Luboff Choir Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen Songs of the South and Songs of the Sea Amazon
4Big Bill Broonzy Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen An Introduction To Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
5Ryan Bingham Nobody Knows My Trouble Fear And Saturday Amazon
6Elvis Presley Swing Down, Sweet Chariot Elvis Double Features: Live a Little, Love a Little + Charro! + The Trouble with Girls + Change of Habit Amazon
7Bobby 'Blue' Bland Turn On Your Love Light Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
8James Carr These Ain't Raindrops The Essential James Carr Amazon
9Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir I Shall Wear A Crown Do Not Pass Me By Vol. II Amazon
10Big Al Downing The Story Of My Life Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
11The Bobby Fuller Four Never To Be Forgotten The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four Amazon
12Los Super Seven Let Her Dance (ft. Joe Ely) Heard It On The X Amazon
13Buddy Holly Rock Me Baby Buddy Holly And The R&R Giants Amazon
14John Hiatt Crossing Muddy Waters Here To Stay – Best Of 2000-2012 Amazon
15Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Micah Nelson, Jakob Dylan, Dhani Harrison & Amos Lee For Real For Real – Single Amazon
16Maria Muldaur Moonlight Heart of Mine Amazon
17The Everly Brothers Devoted To You Singles 1955-1959 Amazon
18The 5 Royales Dedicated To The One I Love Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour: The Best Of The Second Series Amazon
19Wilson Pickett Three-Time Loser A Man & A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett [Disc 1] Amazon
20The Showmen The Wrong Girl Birth Of Soul: 2 Amazon
21The James Hunter Six I Can Change Your Mind Nick of Time Amazon
22The Sons Of The Pioneers Wagon Wheels Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
23Roy Rogers Rock Me to Sleep in My Saddle 1942-1947 (Warped 4561) Amazon
24Si Kahn and The Looping Brothers Rock Me Roll Me Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions Amazon
25Chuck Wagon & the Wheels Play That Country Music Cowboy Off the Top Rope Amazon
26Buck Owens Hello Trouble Buck 'Em: The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Amazon
27Joe Ely Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown Honky Tonk Masquerade Amazon
28Ernest Tubb That Wild and Wicked Look in Your Eyes Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
29Frankie Miller Lookin4 Around Downtown Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
30Buddy Miller Does My Ring Burn Your Finger Cruel Moon Amazon
31The Staple Singers Do You Know Him Hammer and Nails Amazon
32Freddie King Yonder Wall King Of The Blues Amazon
33Howlin' Wolf Oh! Red Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
34Howlin' Wolf Killing Floor Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
35Waring's Pennsylvanians Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon

The Year 1952

A good year…if I do say so myself. We’re going to count down the top ten of the year 1952…in pop, country, and R&B. The music that year featured sounds that portended the birth of rock ‘n roll, the blossoming of the Golden Age of Country, and the droll mainstream charts couldn’t have been more ripe for steamrolling.  Webb Pierce and Hank Williams dominated the country charts while the white bread pop charts found Al Martino, Johnny Ray, and Rosemary Clooney. But it was the R&B charts that mirrored the emerging energy of swing, rhythm and blues, and rock with the likes of The Clovers, Ruth Brown, and The Five Royales.  The DOW Jones average closed at an all-time high of (a whopping) 269.86. Tune in for the countdown. 67 years in the rear-view on Sonoma County Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Fitzgerald Goody, Goody 75th Birthday Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
3Percy Faith Delicado 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
4Willie Mabon I Don't Know Atlantic Blues: Piano Amazon
5Eddy Arnold A Full Time Job Eddy's Song: A Full Time Job Amazon
6Al Martino Here In My Heart Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Po Amazon
7Ruth Brown 5-10-15 Hours Ruth Brown: Mama He Treats Your Daugher Mean & Other Hits Amazon
8Hank Williams I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 5 Amazon
9Patti Page I Went To Your Wedding The Patti Page Collection: The Mercury Years, Volume 1 Amazon
10The 5 Royales Baby Don't Do It The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
11Webb Pierce Back Street Affair All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
12Eddie Fisher Wish You Were Here The Great American Crooners [Disc 5] Amazon
13Little Walter Juke Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
14Carl Smith (When You Feel Like You're in Love) Don't Just Stand There The Essential Carl Smith (1950-1956) Amazon
15Rosemary Clooney Half As Much Tenderly Amazon
16Fats Domino Goin' Home Rock And Rollin Amazon
17Lefty Frizzell Give Me More, More, More (of Your Kisses) Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Sat. Night) Amazon
18Vera Lynn Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart White Cliffs Of Dover [Disc 1] Amazon
19Johnny Ace My Song Memorial Album Amazon
20Webb Pierce That Heart Belongs To Me All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
21Jo Stafford You Belong To Me Your Hit Parade – 1952 Amazon
22The Clovers One Mint Julep Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
23Slim Whitman Indian Love Call Golden Age of Country Volume 5: The Wild Side of Life Amazon
24Johnny Ray Cry The Best Jukeboxhits Amazon
25Jimmy Forrest Night Train Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
26Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
27Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Shutter Island [Disc 2] Amazon
28Billy Ward & the Dominoes Have Mercy Baby Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
29Webb Pierce Wondering All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
30Leroy Anderson Blue Tango Instrumental Gold [Disc 1] Amazon
31Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
32Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 24 Greatest Amazon
33Bull Moose Jackson Nosey Joe Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
34Nat King Cole Unforgettable Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon

Country Leftovers

Turkey leftovers? No, country leftovers. “…and I fell asleep with a troubled dream and dreamed I road on the hellbound train.” Just one line from one track from our Friday morning Deeper Roots show which focuses on some country songs ‘from the edge’. An eclectic blend of sometimes morose and other times kitschy stories of mid-century country singers looking for the next “Big Bad John” with stories of engine mishaps, disturbances of mind and relationships, and the general consensus of lyrical country that ‘the world is a monster’. Hillbillies, rabble rousers, and would-be crooners give us those tormented testimonies of country music. Join Dave Stroud for a very unusual collection of sounds from the archives of the fifties and sixties, when country blossomed; the songs he’s going to feature had a hard time cracking the Top 100 because the stories told are ‘out there’, even for country music.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dick Flood Hellbound Train Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
3Bill Anderson Goodbye Cruel World Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
4Rocky Porter The World Is A Monster The World Is A Monster Amazon
5Johnny Tyler God's Gonna Turn Us To Dust Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
6Buck Ritchey The Slave Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
7Anita Carter Satan's Child Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
8Art Kilmer & The Up-Town Four The Devil's Twist Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
9Roy And Georgia And The SO And SO's Devil Get Away From Me Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Rapture Amazon
10David Ingles (Satan Has Been) Paralyzed Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
11Jimmy Minor Satan's Chauffeur Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
12Steve Bledsoe Bang, Bang You're Dead Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
13The Looper Trio Life Beyond Death Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Rapture Amazon
14Danny Dill The Eyes Of Death The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
15Hank Williams The Angel Of Death Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
16Autry Inman Six Rounds Of Love And Hate Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
17Johnny Price Marijuana, The Devil Flower Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
18Don Bowman Spanish Weed 1967 (Warped 6706) Amazon
19Wendell Austin (And The Country Swings) LSD Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
20Bud Freeman & The Summa Cum Laude Orchestra Please Tell The World (A Message From The Grave) Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
21Red River Dave California Hippie Murders Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
22Mel Tillis Loco Weed (Single Version) The Best of Mel Tillis Amazon
23Olin Bingham They Wouldn't Listen To A Kid Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
24Jack Cook My Evil Mind Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 1 Amazon
25Ray Sanders Graveyard Dance Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
26Bill Carter Shot Four Times And Dyin' Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 2 Amazon
27Travelin' Texans Beating On The Bars Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 2 Amazon
28Len Barrow Hades Highway Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
29Don Bailey Fourteen Stories Down Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
30Charlie Gore Sin City Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
31Eddie Noack Ain't The Reaping Ever Done Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
32Eddie Noack Before You Use That Gun Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
33Troy Hess Please Don't Go Topless, Mother Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon
34Jimmy Dean Big Bad John (Uncensored Version) Best of Answer Songs vol 3 Amazon
35Wanda Jackson Jesus Put A Yodel In My Soul Hillbillies in Hell Country Musics Tormented Testament Volume 5 Amazon