Category Archives: Modern Americana

Americana Covers 2019

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

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ben Winship What's The Matter With the Well Toolshed Amazon
3Whitehorse Baby, What You Want Me To Do The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon
4Whitehorse Baby, Scratch My Back The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon
5Mercury Rev Big Boss Man (feat. Hope Sandoval) Bobbie Gentry's the Delta Sweete Revisited Amazon
6Beth Wood Slip Slidin Away The Long Road Amazon
7Bobtown American Girl Chasing the Sun Amazon
8Jesse Dayton Redneck Friend Mixtape Volume Amazon
9Chatham County Line The Last Time Sharing The Covers Amazon
10Colin Linden & Luther Dickinson With The Tennessee Valentines Feat. Billy Swan And Rachael Davis Lover Please (feat. Rachael Davis) Amour Amazon
11Steve Earle & The Dukes Dublin Blues Guy Amazon
12Steve Earle & The Dukes The Randall Knife Guy Amazon
13Willie Nelson My Favorite Picture of You Ride Me Back Home Amazon
14Just Whiskey O Death Second Hand Songs Amazon
15Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun Conspirators Amazon
16Jason Ringenberg Farewell Angelina Stand Tall Amazon
17Davina & The Vagabonds I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track) Sugar Drops Amazon
18Kristi Jean & Her Ne'er-Do-Wells Cryin' In The Deep Blue Sea Country-billy Collision Amazon
19Kristi Jean & Her Ne'er-Do-Wells Oakie Boogie Country-billy Collision Amazon
20Charley Crockett The Race is On Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
21Kevin Deal Ring of Fire The Long Road Home Amazon
22Chatham County Line My Baby's Gone Sharing The Covers Amazon
23Rickie Lee Jones Nagasaki Kicks Amazon
24Weezer Stand by Me Weezer (Teal Album) Amazon
25Rickie Lee Jones Lonely People Kicks Amazon
26Charley Crockett Good Time Charley's Got the Blues Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
27George Benson Nadine (Is It You) Walking To New Orleans Amazon
28Whitehorse John The Revelator The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon

Country Gamblers

Gamblers, ramblers, casinos. Barstools, loaded dice, tumbling dice, poker hands, and the demon rum, and chance. Honky-tonks, Vegas, and craps…all for you on the country side. Join Dave Stroud for a high-falootin’ time on Deeper Roots as the demon chance teams up with casino country in music. We’ll walk the fine carpets of the Vegas casino as well as the sawdust floors of the country bar with performances by Buck Owens, Tex Williams, The Country Gentleman, and Jimmie Dolan. We’re heading out west to pay a little bit of an homage to the gaming side of the stories this week on Community Radio for Sonoma County. Hope you can join in.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jimmie Dolan Playin' Dominoes And Shootin' Dice Juke Box Boogie Amazon
3Ramblin' Jack Elliott Roving Gambler Best Of The Vanguard Years Amazon
4Norma Jean The Gambler And The Lady The Best of Country Amazon
5Joe Ely Gambler's Bible Time For Travelin' – The Best Of Joe Ely Amazon
6The Fabulous Thunderbirds Roll Of The Dice Roll Of The Dice Amazon
7Jim Lauderdale Rollin' the Dice The Hummingbirds Amazon
8Jimmy & The Mustangs Roll The Dice Another Round Amazon
9Dick Curless The Game of Love and Poker A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD5 (1950-1969) Amazon
10Buck Owens Big In Vegas (Live in Las Vegas) Buck 'Em! Volume Two: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) Amazon
11Buck Owens Las Vegas Lament (Live in Las Vegas) Buck 'Em! Volume Two: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) Amazon
12Si Cranstoun Vegas Baby Old School Amazon
13Southern Culture On The Skids 40 Miles To Vegas Bootleggers Choice Amazon
14Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires Viva Las Vegas Elvis Viva Las Vegas – official soundtrack Amazon
15Hank Snow The Queen Of Draw Poker Town I'm Still Movin' On [Disc 1] Amazon
16Patsy Cline Turn The Cards Slowly The Patsy Cline Collection: Honky Tonk Merry Go Round Amazon
17Kenny Rogers The Gambler Superstars Of Country – Party Time [Disc 2] Amazon
18Merle Haggard Kentucky Gambler The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 2] Amazon
19Merle Travis Gambler's Guitar The Guitar Picker CD3 (1951-53) Amazon
20Tex Williams Downtown Poker Club Vintage Collections Amazon
21Jerry Reed The Uptown Poker Club The Essential Jerry Reed Amazon
22Chip Taylor Thursday Night Las Vegas Airport Unglorious Hallelujah (1 of 2) Amazon
23T.Texas Tyler Deck of Cards Country & Western Hit Parade 1948 Amazon
24Sons of the Pioneers Texas Crapshooter Songs of the Prairie – CD3 Amazon
25Red Foley Playin' Dominoes And Shootin' Dice Hillbilly Fever [Disc 4] Amazon
26Bobby Bare With Jeannie Bare Vegas The Essential Bobby Bare Amazon
27The Country Gentlemen King of Spades The Complete Vanguard Recordings Amazon
28Willie Nelson Playin' Dominoes and Shootin' Dice Rainbow Connection Amazon
29Linda Ronstadt Tumbling Dice Simple Dreams Amazon
30Juice Newton Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton's Greatest Hits (And More) Amazon
31Sheryl Crow Leaving Las Vegas Tuesday Night Music Club Amazon
32Tom Russell Rambler, Gambler Song Of The West – The Cowboy Collection Amazon

Back to Back Blues

We revisit the blues with some pairings of old and new.  Join Dave Stroud for a selection of classic delta, Chicago, and folk blues from the likes of Robert Wilkins, Elmore James, Magic Slim, and Bukka White. The original classics pair up with updated versions from contemporaries like Sonny Landreth, Jeff Beck, The Allman Brothers, and Rory Block. Blues is the big muddy and the the tributaries flow through vast expanses of cleansing and clarifying. But, unlike those wide rivers like the Mississippi, the tributaries explode into new, deeper channels in the heart of the American landscape.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Turtle Island String Quartet Crossroads A Little on the CD Side Amazon
3Muddy Waters Trouble No More Trouble No More: Singles (1955-1959) Amazon
4The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars Trouble No More (featuring Mick Jagger & Keith Richards) Blues Blues Blues Amazon
5Black Cats And The Kitten Step It Up And Go [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
6Warner Williams With Jay Summerour Step It Up And Go Blues Highway Amazon
7Robert Wilkins That's No Way to Get Along Roots of Rock Amazon
8The Rolling Stones Prodigal Son Beggars Banquet Amazon
9Elmore James One Way Out The Complete Fire And Enjoy Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
10John Hiatt One Way Out All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman Amazon
11Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
12Jeff Beck I Ain't Superstitious Truth Amazon
13Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
14Tom Rush Baby Please Don't Go Town and Country Blues Amazon
15Elmore James Dust My Broom Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
16Sonny Landreth Dust My Broom Bound by the Blues Amazon
17Howlin' Wolf Back Door Man Blues Masters Vol. 6 – Blues Originals Amazon
18John Hammond Backdoor Man The Best Of Amazon
19Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
20Dr. John Wang Dang Doodle The Atco/Atlantic Singles 19681974 Amazon
21Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
22Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
23Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 [Disc 1] Amazon
24Rory Block Parchman Farm Blues Keepin' Outta Trouble: A Tribute to Bukka White Amazon
25Blind Willie McTell Statesboro Blues RCA Record Label: The 1st Note In Black Music [Disc 1] Amazon
26Taj Mahal Statesboro Blues The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
27Robert Johnson Stones in My Passway The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 2 Amazon
28Roy Rogers Stones in My Passway Slide of Hand Amazon
29The Allman Brothers Band Statesboro Blues Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
30The Allman Brothers Band Trouble No More Stand Back: The Anthology Disc 1 Amazon

8 Songwriters 3 Hours

A special three hour show has Dave filling in for KC and I Hear You Rockin’ on KOWS Community Radio, live from the KOWS studios in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa. Dave will walk through some of performances of songwriters who were influential in the rise of Americana sounds including blues, rock, rhythm & blues, pop, folk, and country in the late half of the 20th century. Who you might ask? In addition to the pairings of Carole King and Gerry Goffin as well as Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, we’ll also be sharing songs written by Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, and Tom Waits.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Peter Green Splinter Group If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day Me & the Devil Disc 2 Amazon
3Eric Clapton 32-20 Blues Me & Mr. Johnson Amazon
4Keb' Mo' Love in Vain Slow Down Amazon
5Leon Russell Come On In My Kitchen Life Journey Amazon
6Otis Spann Dust My Broom The Blues Never Die Amazon
7Huey Lewis & The News Blue Monday Four Chords & Several Years Ago Amazon
8Mitch Woods I Hear You Knockin Gumbo Blues Amazon
9Los Lobos I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (1 of 4) Amazon
10Robert Gordon All by Myself [*] Robert Gordon with Link Wray/Fresh Fish Specials Amazon
11Brenda Lee Let the Four Winds Blow Queen of Rock 'N' Roll Amazon
12Doug Kershaw I'm Walkin' The Best Of Doug Kershaw Amazon
13John Lennon Ain't That A Shame Rock 'n' Roll Amazon
14George Thorogood & The Destroyers Hello Josephine The Hard Stuff Amazon
15Bonnie Raitt & Jon Cleary I'm In Love Again/All By Myself Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino [Disc 1] Amazon
16Ray Charles Move It On Over Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
17Sleepy LaBeef The Blues Come Around Tomorrow Never Comes Amazon
18Raul Malo Weary Blues from Waitin' The Nashville Acoustic Sessions Amazon
19The Secret Sisters Why Don't You Love Me The Secret Sisters Amazon
20Tompall And The Glasier Brothers A Mansion On The Hill American Legends – Hank Williams Amazon
21Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler Lost On The River Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Amazon
22Taj Mahal Mind Your Own Business Sekno Blues Amazon
23Willie Nelson Mr. Record Man A Horse Called Music Amazon
24The Little Willies Night Life The Little Willies Amazon
25Johnny Burnette Hello Walls The Ballads Of Amazon
26Jamey Johnson Everything But You (featuring Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill) Living For A Song- A Tribute To Hank Cochran Amazon
27Bryan Ferry If Not For You Dylanesque Amazon
28Madeleine Peyroux You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Careless Love Amazon
29Mason Jennings The Times They Are A-Changin' I'm Not There [Disc 2] Amazon
30The Blind Boys Of Alabama Way Down In The Hole Spirit Of The Century Amazon
31Los Lobos Jockey Full Of Bourbon Ride This: The Covers [EP] Amazon
32The Devil Makes Three Come On Up to the House Redemption & Ruin Amazon
33John Hammond, Jr. Clap Hands Wicked Grin Amazon
34The Eagles Ol' 55 On The Border Amazon
35Dolly Parton Jolene Jolene Amazon
36Linda Ronstadt I Will Always Love You Prisoner In Disguise Amazon
37Alison Krauss/Shania Twain/Union Station Coat of Many Colors Just Because I'm a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton Amazon
38Bill Philips Put It Off Until Tomorrow Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 Amazon
39The Drifters Some Kind of Wonderful Drifters' Golden Hits Amazon
40The Cookies Chains The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
41The Drifters Up On The Roof All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 [Disc 2] Amazon
42Maxine Brown Oh No Not My Baby Time-Life Classic Rock: 1964 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
43Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Smooth Grooves: The '60s, Vol. 2: Mid-'60s Amazon
44Taj Mahal Take A Giant Step Giant Step & De Ole Folks At Home Amazon
45The Byrds Goin' Back The Notorious Byrd Brothers Amazon
46Skeeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad At You Early Girls: 1 Amazon
47The Band I Shall Be Released Music From Big Pink Amazon
48The Brothers and Sisters All Along the Watchtower When Gospel Sings Bob Dylan Amazon
49Rick Nelson She Belongs To Me The Best Of 1964-1975 Amazon

Country Songwriters

This week’s Deeper Roots pays tribute to a collection of country songwriters who made an impact on the American musical art form, defining the tone and story that was told. We’ll walk through nearly a hundred years of performances by the familiars: Emmylou Harris, Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, and Ray Charles, all taking on the songs of A.P. Carter, Jimmie Rodgers, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and Cindy Walker. We’ll also hear from Dolly, Willie, and Elvis on a cold and wet January Friday in West Sonoma County. Join Dave Stroud as he enters his seventh year hosting our two hour show live from the Sebastopol studios of KOWS Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Emmylou Harris Gold Watch and Chain Roses in the Snow Amazon
3Rosanne Cash Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow The List Amazon
4Jorma Kaukonen You & My Old Guitar Blue Country Heart Amazon
5Ricky Skaggs I Don't Care The Essential Ricky Skaggs Amazon
6The Louvin Brothers The Precious Jewel Sing The Great Roy Acuff Songs Amazon
7Leon Russell I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Hank Wilson's Back [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
8Jerry Lee Lewis You Win Again A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
9Dwight Yoakam Always Late (With Your Kisses) Hillbilly Deluxe Amazon
10Ray Charles Busted Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
11Buck Owens Together Again The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
12Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen Take Me Back Again Running Wild Amazon
13Cyndi Lauper Night Life (Featuring Willie Nelson) Detour Amazon
14Willie Nelson Crazy One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
15Hank Snow/Willie Nelson Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On In the Jailhouse Now/Brand on My Heart Amazon
16Patsy Cline I Fall To Pieces The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
17Burl Ives A Little Bitty Tear (Single Version) 20th Century Masters :The Millennium Collection: Best of Burl Ives Amazon
18Les Paul I'm Movin' On Legend and Legacy [Disc 3] Amazon
19Elvis Presley Guitar Man Artist of the Century Disc 2 Amazon
20John Cowan Devil Woman (feat. John McFee) Sixty Amazon
21Jim Reeves Home Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
22Roger Miller Husbands And Wives Country Legends Amazon
23Merle Haggard And The Strangers Branded Man (2006 Digital Remaster) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
24Dave Alvin Kern River Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
25Tom T. Hall A Week In A Country Jail Classic Country: Great Story Songs [Disc 1] Amazon
26Johnny Cash I'll Go Somewhere And Sing My Songs Again The Mystery Of Life Amazon
27Dolly Parton Jolene Jolene Amazon
28Alison Krauss/Shania Twain/Union Station Coat of Many Colors Just Because I'm a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton Amazon
29Willie Nelson Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down ["Naked" version] Naked Willie Amazon
30Bobby Bare Miller's Cave The Best Of Bobby Bare Amazon
31Steve Earle Tecumseh Valley Train a Comin' Amazon

Devils and Angels

The devil is, indeed, an angel…albeit a fallen one. And the music we’ll be sharing this morning with our West County audience will take note of that fact with sounds that feature modern Americana as well as early to mid-century country sounds. Tune in to KOWS radio every Friday morning at 9 Pacific for the very best in roots sounds…and this week is no different:  modern Americana from Rob Ickes and The Devil Makes Three, mid-century country from Cowboy Copas and Lefty Frizzell, as well as some wild-eyed worship pieces from The Sunshine Boys, Benny Joy, and Margie Singleton (who performs the infamous “Jesus is My Pusher”). Just for you. Just in time for a springtime April morning.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Sunshine Boys We Need A Whole Lot More Of Jesus (And A Lot Less Rock And Roll) Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
3Ray Wylie Hubbard Lucifer And The Fallen Angels Tell The Devil I'm Getting There As Fast As I Can Amazon
4Bobby McMillon The Devil Song (Child 275) Art of Field Recording: Volume II – Disc 1: Survey Amazon
5Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Friend Of The Devil The Country Blues Amazon
6Julie Miller The Devil Is an Angel Blue Pony Amazon
7Asleep at the Wheel/The Blind Boys of Alabama The Devil Ain't Lazy Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
8Cowboy Copas Don't Shake Hands With The Devil Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
9Powder River Jack, Kitty Lee Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
10James King The Devil's Train Three Chords & The Truth Amazon
11Carrie Rodriguez Devil In Mind Give Me All You Got Amazon
12Shemekia Copeland Devil's Hand Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection Amazon
13Rory Block Devil Got My Woman Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James Amazon
14The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Devils Look Like Angels Between the Ditches Amazon
15Merle Haggard Dealing With The Devil Rainbow Stew – Live Amazon
16Benny Joy Dark Angel Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
17Ryan Cain And The Ables Cupid And The Devil Cupid And The Devil Amazon
18Lee Ann Womack Take The Devil Out Of Me The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone Amazon
19Lefty Frizzell From an Angel to a Devil Life's Like Poetry (Disc 4) Amazon
20The Devil Makes Three What Would You Give (In Exchange for Your Soul) Redemption & Ruin Amazon
21Willie Nelson Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Country Music Amazon
22Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
23Margie Singleton Jesus Is My Pusher Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
24Eddie Noack Psycho Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
25The Treniers Devil's Mambo They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon
26Billy Barton The Devil, My Conscience And I Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
27Peter Rowan Pulling The Devil By the Tail Reggaebilly Amazon
28Coleman Brothers Get Away, Mr. Satan, Get Away Hot Harmony Groups 1941-1949: Vol 3: When the Old Gang Amazon
29Rev W. M. Clark and Sisters Satan At Church (Pm 12559, 4792-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon

Contemporary Americana Gospel

Just a closer walk…Deeper Roots walks the gospel road once more, this time forgoing the ancestral roots for modern takes in black gospel, country gospel, and bluegrass from the Heartland. Our focus will be on some of the contemporary performers who cover with due recognition some of the great gospel standards. We’ll hear from Hugh Laurie, Willie Watson, Rodney Crowell, Bruce Cockburn, and Luther Dickinson…and that’s just a taste. We’ll hear the stories of Samson and Delilah alongside John the Revelator….right here on Deeper Roots…coming your way from the KWTF downtown studios.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Aubrey Ghent & Friends Just A Closer Walk With Thee 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Amazon
3Buddy Miller There's A Higher Power Universal United House Of Prayer Amazon
4Wade Bowen Precious Memories Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother Amazon
5Mike Farris Sit Down Servant Salvation in Lights Amazon
6Bonnie Raitt & Maria Muldaur My Journey to the Sky Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
7Johnny Cash The Man Comes Around American IV: Man Comes Around Amazon
8Jorma Kaukonen What Are They Doing In Heaven Today Blue Country Heart Amazon
9Rodney Crowell Denomination Blues Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
10Willie Watson Samson and Delilah Folksinger Vol. 2 Amazon
11Jimmie Dale Gilmore Peace in the Valley Come on Back Amazon
12The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Amazing Grace Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 2 Amazon
13The Blind Boys of Alabama I Keep On Walking Almost Home Amazon
14Mavis Staples & Bonnie Raitt Turn Me Around Mavis Staples I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration Amazon
15Rhiannon Giddens Up Above My Head Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
16Hugh Laurie Didn't It Rain Didn't It Rain (Deluxe) Amazon
17Linda Gail Lewis This Train Hard Rocking Woman Amazon
18Leo Welch You Can't Hurry God Sabougla Voices Amazon
19The Holmes Brothers Farther Along Speaking In Tongues Amazon
20Ollabelle John The Revelator Ollabelle Amazon
21Tom Waits John The Revelator God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
22Luther Dickinson feat. the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band Bye And Bye I'm Going To See The King God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
23Bruce Cockburn Twelve Gates To The City Bone On Bone Amazon
24Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson Family Bible Django and Jimmie Amazon
25Willie and Bobbie Nelson Old Time Religion Farther Along Amazon
26Gillian Welch Old Time Religion [Outtake] Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg [Disc 2] Amazon
27Charlie Haden A Voice From On High Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
28Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway Freedom Highway Amazon

Resist!

We’re going to share some political sounds from the past and present on Deeper Roots in a show that expresses the sentiments of resistance and free speech. Tune in for some new music from The Drive-By Truckers and Bruce Springsteen as well as some powerful voices from the past: Gil Scott-Heron, Phil Ochs, the SNCC Freedom Singers, Public Enemy, Merle Haggard, and…well…the list just doesn’t seem to lack for talent and passion.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Black Eyed Peas Power To The People Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur [Disc 2] Amazon
3Mimi & Richard Farina House Un-American Blues Activity Dream Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
4Leonard Cohen The Old Revolution Songs From A Room Amazon
5Phil Ochs I'm Going To Say It Now Farewells & Fantasies [Disc 1] Amazon
6Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
7Woody Guthrie Vigilante Man The First Rays Of Protest In The Twentieth Century Amazon
8Norman & Nancy Blake Starving To Death On The Government Claim The Hobo's Last Ride Amazon
9Pete Seeger Round And Around Hitler's Grave The First Days Of Protest In The Twentieth Century Amazon
10Joan Baez I Pity The Poor Immigrant Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
11Pete Seeger We Shall Not Be Moved Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
12Merle Haggard Politically Uncorrect Singles Amazon
13Pete Seeger Which Side Are You On? The First Days Of Protest In The Twentieth Century Amazon
14Tom Morello Ease My Revolutionary Mind Note Of Hope Amazon
15Joe Grushecky That's What Makes Us Great MP3 Mastered New Band Project Amazon
16Steve Earle Rich Man's War The Revolution Starts Now Amazon
17Bob Dylan Political World Chronicles, Vol. 1 Amazon
18C.O.R.E. Freedom Singers Get Your Rights, Jack Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
19Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters Amazon
20Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout a Revolution Tracy Chapman Amazon
21Country Joe & The Fish Good Guys/Bad Guys Cheer The Collected Country Joe & The Fish: 1965-1970 Amazon
22Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
23Tom Paxton If The Poor Don't Matter Redemption Road Amazon
24Drive-By Truckers Guns Of Umpqua American Band Amazon
25SNCC Freedom Singers; Neblett, Charles Governor Wallace Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
26Roy Zimmerman Someday (We Shall Overcome) The Faucet's On Fire Amazon
27SNCC Freedom Singers; Reagon, Cordell Dog, Dog Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
28John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band Power To The People Gimme Some Truth [Disc 1] Amazon

Deeper Fifties Fear

 

Deeper Fifties Fear
Deeper Fifties Fear

There was (is?) a time when the background noise (and it was loud) revolved around the likelihood that humankind would annihilate itself any day. The Cold War brought out the worst of us. Fear of your neighbor…fear of ideology or alternative ideas were the centerpiece of the day. The fear was embodied in the likelihood of the ‘big one’ dropping; yet our schools, media, and government soft-peddled the reality. The entertainment industry had it’s own take, of course; because artistic license allowed exploration from every corner, even though it would often make light of what was then assumed to be an eventuality. We’ll hear country from Charlie Louvin and Elton Britt, left-wing folkies like Pete Seeger and Mark Spoelstra, and gospel from the Golden Gate Quartet and The Spirit of Memphis Quartet. It’s a combination of novelty, contemporary takes on old standards, and vintage sounds (both musical and otherwise) in our Deeper Roots episode that explores the American way called ‘duck and cover’. 

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fred Kirby When That Hell Bomb Falls Atomic Platters Amazon
3Ferlin Husky Let's Keep the Communists Out 1949-1950 (Warped 498F) Amazon
4Armed Forces How to spot a communist Public Service Amazon
5Jackie Doll and his Pickled Peppers When They Drop The Atomic Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
6Karl & Harty When The Atom Bomb Fell Atomic Platters Amazon
7Dr. Strangelove and the Fallouts Love That Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
8Charlie Louvin Great Atomic Power (w. Jeff Tweedy) Charlie Louvin Amazon
9Mark Spoelstra Civil Defense Sign Atomic Platters Amazon
10Elizabeth Cook And The Grascals The Great Atomic Power Song of America Amazon
11Elton Britt Uranium Fever Atomic Platters Amazon
12The Spirit Of Memphis Quartet Atomic Telephone The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
13The Blind Boys Of Alabama Atom Bomb Atom Bomb Amazon
14Golden Gate Quartet Atom and Evil 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
15The Five Stars Atom Bomb Baby Atomic Platters Amazon
16WBEN AM, Buffalo, NY CONELRAD Radio Alert "Real Thing" Atomic Platters Amazon
17Pete Seeger Study War No More (Peace): Talking Atom If I Had a Hammer-Songs of Hope & Struggle Amazon
18Sam Hinton Old Man Atom Atomic Platters Amazon
19Glenn Barber Atom Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
20Dude Martin's Round-Up Gang Atom Bomb Baby Atomic Platters Amazon
21Various WW2 Air Raid Siren Sound Effects Factory Amazon
22Oscar Aleman Tico Tico No Fuba Swing Guitar Masterpieces Amazon
23Connie Francis Civil Defense Spot: Be Prepared Today, For Survival Tomorrow Atomic Platters Amazon
24Fay Simmons You Hit Me Baby Like An Atomic Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
25Linda Hayes Atomic Baby Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
26Wanda Jackson Fujiyama Mama Atomic Platters Amazon
27Warren Smith Uranium Rock Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
28Bill Haley and his Comets Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town) Atomic Platters Amazon
29Groucho Marx Civil Defense Spot Atomic Platters Amazon
30Theme Peter Gunn Hit TV Themes Of The 50's Amazon
31Billy Chambers Fallout Shelter Atomic Platters Amazon
32The Ramones I Wanna Be Well Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) Amazon
33Beastie Boys Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Amazon
34Johnny Cash Civil Defense Spot: Help Ourselves Atomic Platters Amazon
35Pete Seeger The Willing Conscript Selections From The Best Of Broadside 1962-1988 Amazon
36Hank Williams No No Joe Like an Atom Bomb Amazon
37The Louvin Brothers The Great Atomic Power Close Harmony [Disc 1] Amazon
38Al Rogers and the Rocky Mountain Boys The Hydrogen Bomb Atomic Platters Amazon
39The Sons Of The Pioneers Old Man Atom Country Legends Amazon
40Sonny Russell Fifty Megatons Atomic Platters Amazon

Happy Birthday, Mr. Prine

Happy Birthday Mr. Prine
Happy Birthday Mr. Prine

In a special two hours, we’re going to celebrate John Prine’s music, observing his 70th birthday which just so happens have coincided with a new release of country duets this past October.  We’ll hear some Steve Goodman, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, and The Boxmasters to name a few, performing Prine alongside some of the very best of Prine (prime Prine as it were). Happy birthday to one of the great songwriters of a generation. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: a true American treasure.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine Please Don't Bury Me Sweet Revenge Amazon
3Steve Goodman Donald And Lydia Steve Goodman Amazon
4John Prine Paradise The Singing Mailman Delivers [Disc 1 – Studio Aug 1970] Amazon
5John Prine Hello in There Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
6John Prine Souvenirs Tribute to Steve Goodman Amazon
7John Prine Sam Stone Storytellers: Singers & Songwriters Amazon
8John Prine Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore (Live in November 1970) The Singing Mailman Delivers [Disc 2] Amazon
9John Prine Nine Pound Hammer Sweet Revenge Amazon
10John Prine Sweet Revenge Sweet Revenge Amazon
11John Prine The Oldest Baby in the World Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 2 Amazon
12John Prine/Steve Goodman Souvenirs Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 2 Amazon
13Bonnie Raitt And John Prine Angel From Montgomery Coal Country Music Amazon
14John Prine Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness John Prine Live Amazon
15John Prine It's Happening To You Storm Windows Amazon
16John Prine Linda Goes to Mars German Afternoons Amazon
17Tom Paxton Skeeter's'll Gitcha (with John Prine) Redemption Road Amazon
18My Morning Jacket All The Best Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine Amazon
19The Boxmasters Christmas in Prison Christmas Cheer Amazon
20John Prine & Mac Wiseman Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
21John Prine with Fiona Prine 'Til A Tear Becomes A Rose In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
22John Prine/Iris Dement (We're Not) The Jet Set In Spite of Ourselves Amazon
23John Prine Who's Gonna Take The Garbage Out (Featuring Iris Dement) For Better, Or Worse Amazon
24Holly Williams/John Prine I'm Telling You For Better, Or Worse Amazon
25Alison Krauss/John Prine Falling in Love Again For Better, Or Worse Amazon
26John Prine Color of the Blues (feat. Susa For Better, Or Worse Amazon
27John Prine Dear John (I Sent Your Saddle Home) In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
28John Prine Just Waitin' For Better, Or Worse Amazon
29John Prine With Connie Smith So Sad (To Watch Love Go Bad) In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
30Johnny Cash Paradise [#] Personal File Disc 1 Amazon
31Fiona Prine/John Prine My Happiness For Better, Or Worse Amazon
32John Prine/Iris Dement In Spite of Ourselves In Spite of Ourselves Amazon