Category Archives: Mountain Music

Covering Bill Monroe

The music of Bill Monroe is the theme of our show today. We’ll be featuring some classic tunes from the Monroe catalog including some traditional tunes as well as those written by the master himself. The performers include those from all walks:  Ray Charles, Elvis, Doc Watson, Bruce Hornsby, and a collection of bluegrass favorites including Jim & Jessie McReynods, Ricky Skaggs, The Seldom Scene and a couple dozen others; all of them covering Bill Monroe’s music with some loyal to the arrangements while others putting their own spin on it. Join Dave Stroud once again for a collection of sounds from those dusty digital bins, those deeper wells, here on Sonoma County Community’s own community radio. Free Form. Free Speech. No Bull. Your alternative radio station in the North Bay.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Elvis Presley Working On The Building Amazing Grace – His Greatest Sacred Performances (Disc 1) Amazon
3Ray Charles Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Swingova) Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
4John Fogerty Blue Moon Of Kentucky Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
5Leon Russell Uncle Pen Hank Wilson's Back [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
6The Louvin Brothers What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul Close Harmony [Disc 8] Amazon
7The Devil Makes Three What Would You Give (In Exchange for Your Soul) Redemption & Ruin Amazon
8Jerry & Tammy Sullivan Wicked Path Of Sin Legend Lives on-a Tribute to Bill Monroe Amazon
9Jim & Jesse McReynolds Wicked Path Of Sin Music Among Friends Amazon
10Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Walls Of Time At The Ryman [Live] Amazon
11The Johnson Mountain Boys Walls Of Time Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute Disc 2 Amazon
12Hazel And Alice True Life Blues Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute Disc 2 Amazon
13Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs Toy Heart (Live) Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby: Cluck Ol' Hen (Live) Amazon
14Red Allen Sweetheart, You Done Me Wrong The Folkways Years 1964 – 1983 Amazon
15The Million Dollar Quartet Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong The Million Dollar Quartet: 50th Anniversary Special Edition Amazon
16Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Six White Horses 1957-1959 (Warped 5722) Amazon
17The Bluegrass Band Six White Horses 2nd Cut Amazon
18Doc Watson The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band Good Deal! Amazon
19Mac Wiseman The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band Great Folk Ballads Amazon
20Doc Watson/Merle Watson Roll on Buddy Doc Watson on Stage (Featuring Merle Watson) Amazon
21Ramblin' Jack Elliott Roll On Buddy The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliott Amazon
22Doc Watson My Rose of Old Kentucky Memories Amazon
23Dwight Yoakam Rocky Road Blues Big Mon – The Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
24Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Rocky Road Blues The Forgotten 45s 1957-1959 (CD2) Amazon
25Doc & Merle Watson New River Train Remembering Merle – Live Recordings 1976-1979 Amazon
26The Seldom Scene Little Georgia Rose Act 3 Amazon
27Earl Scruggs/Foggy Mountain Boys/Lester Flatt Molly and Tenbrooks (The Race Horse Song) The Essential Earl Scruggs (1 of 2) Amazon
28Don Reno & Bill Harrel With The Tennessee Cut-Ups Molly And Tenbrooks 20 Bluegrass Favorites Amazon
29Tony Rice Unit Midnight on the Stormy Deep Hills Of Home: 25 Years Of Folk Music On Rounder Records Amazon
30Doc Watson Midnight on The Stormy Deep Riding the Midnight Train Amazon
31John Hartford, Ronnie McCoury Little Cabin Home On The Hill True Life Blues – The Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
32Elvis Presley Little Cabin On the Hill Elvis Country Amazon
33Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys Uncle Pen Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] 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

Carl Sandburg’s Songbag Pt 2

We had so much fun with our first installment a few months back that we thought it was worth a second installment…well, that and the depth and breadth of the American Songbag certainly lends itself to doing so. It doesn’t hurt either that it fits our deeper roots sensibilities so well. This installment finds us meandering about those classic songs whose topics include mellow blues ballads, hobo songs, Mexican border songs (how appropriate), tarnished love tales, and the ‘road to heaven’. Helping us through our sets we’ll be featuring an interesting collection of performers:  Dave Van Ronk, Dock Boggs, Rosanne Cash, and Peter Case. A host of others will join in the fun on Community Radio for Sonoma County.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Willie The Weeper Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Amazon
3The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Willie the Weeper Dirt, Silver & Gold Disc 1 Amazon
4Dan Zanes Roll The Chariot Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
5Josh White Barbara Allen Best Of Josh White Amazon
6Delmore Brothers Frozen Girl Brown's Ferry Blues Amazon
7Dock Boggs Pretty Polly Country Blues Amazon
8The Carter Family My Sweetheart Is a Poor Working Girl/Waves of the Sea (Instrumental) On Border Radio – 1939 – vol. 1 Amazon
9Tony Rice House Carpenter Church Street Blues Amazon
10Hylo Brown Pretty Fair Maiden Legends & Tall Tales Amazon
11Ola Belle Reed, John Miller, Burl Kilby The Orphan Girl Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Amazon
12David Rawlings Midnight Train Poor David's Almanack Amazon
13Arlo Guthrie Gypsy Davy Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys (Remastered 2004) Amazon
14Peter Case Roving Gambler Sings Like Hell Amazon
15Rosanne Cash Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow The List Amazon
16Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra & William Warfield Old American Songs (Set One): Zion's Walls Copland Conducts Copland (Expanded Edition) Amazon
17Louis Armstrong Ezekiel Saw De Wheel Louis And The Good Book Amazon
18Sister Rosetta Tharpe Things That I used to do (and I Don't Do No More) The Gospel Truth Amazon
19The Robinson Children I Ain't Gwine Study About War No More Swinging Gospel Sounds (1935-1942) Amazon
20The Bronzemen Dese Bones Gwine Rise Again The Bronzemen – Radio Transcriptions (1939) Amazon
21Septeto Habanero Cielito Lindo Cuba. Por La Musica Amazon
22Los Panchos La Cucaracha – La Adelita Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
23Dan Zanes Lo Que Digo Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
24Kathy Reid-Naiman Pretty Betty Martin Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie Amazon
25Laurie Lewis Weevily Wheat Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals Amazon
26Dan Zanes Cuckoo Waltz Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
27Tom Paxton Times A-Getting Hard, Boys Seeds – The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3 (Disc 2 Of 2 – Friends Of Pete) Amazon
28Bobby Bare Times Are Gettin' Hard Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
29Ronnie Gilbert Lincoln And Liberty Songs Of The Civil War Amazon
30Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur The Boll Weevil Penny's Farm Amazon
31Dave Van Ronk Gamblers Blues Dust Bowl Blues Essential American Folk Amazon

Music of Albert E. Brumley Sr.

The music of Albert E. Brumley resides in a shadowy corner of country gospel, but when it’s given the light of day, the glow is blinding.  He was a shape note music composer and publisher whose southern gospel pieces are familiar to many. There’s not a lot of information about Albert but the musical legacy of his “I’ll Fly Away”, “Rank Strangers”, and “Turn Your Radio On” are masterpieces of the genre made popular by everyone from The Carters to Bill Monroe and Aretha Franklin to Alan Jackson and Kanye West.  We’ll spend time with his music today, sharing numerous interpretations for you on a Friday morning in Sebastopol, live from KOWS studio at the UMC in the heart of town.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Chuck Wagon Gang/George Jones Turn Your Radio On 70th Anniversary Amazon
3The Dillards Introduction There Is A Time: 1963-70 Amazon
4The Dillards I'll Fly Away There Is A Time: 1963-70 Amazon
5The Humbard Family I'll Fly Away [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
6Stamps-Baxter Quartet When We Sing Around The Throne Eternal Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel Music Amazon
7The Del McCoury Band The Lord Is Writing Down Names The Promised Land Amazon
8The Del McCoury Band It's Surprising What The Lord Can Do The Promised Land Amazon
9Clinch Mountain Boys/Jim Lauderdale/Ralph Stanley This World Is Not My Home I Feel Like Singing Today Amazon
10Fern Jones This World Is Not My Home The Glory Road Amazon
11Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys The Prettiest Flowers Will Be Blooming Ralph Stanley 1971-1973 Disc One Amazon
12The Louvin Brothers He Set Me Free Close Harmony [Disc 6] Amazon
13Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys Standing By the River Ralph Stanley 1971-1973 Disc 4 Amazon
14The Country Gentlemen Rank Strangers To Me The Early Rebel Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
15Ricky Skaggs Rank Stranger Bluegrass Rules! Amazon
16Leon Redbone If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven Double Time Amazon
17Elvis Presley If We Never Meet Again He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 1 Amazon
18Doc Watson I'll Meet You In The Morning Milestones [Disc 2] Amazon
19Albert E. Brumley, Jr./Merle Haggard I'll Meet You in the Morning Two Old Friends Amazon
20Johnnie and Jack I Heard My Name on the Radio 1947-1950 (Warped 4720) Amazon
21Coon Creek Girls Flowers Blooming In The Wildwood Flowers In The Wildwood Amazon
22Rangers Quartet I've Found A Hiding Place Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel Music Amazon
23Marty Stuart Lord, Give Me Just a Little More Time Souls' Chapel Amazon
24Mac Wiseman By the Side of the Road Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
25Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver By The Side Of The Road Beyond The Shadows Amazon
26The Del McCoury Band I'll Put On A Crown And Walk Around The Promised Land Amazon
27The Del McCoury Band It's An Unfriendly World The Promised Land Amazon
28Merle Travis If We Never Meet Again Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
29The Kingsmen I'd Rather Be An Old-Time Christian Crossroads: Southern Roots Amazon
30Jimmie Davis 'Twill Be Sweet When We Meet Nobody's Darlin' But Mine Amazon
31Carl Story I've Found a Hiding Place Country & Western Hit Parade 1947 Amazon
32Wade Bowen I'll Fly Away Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother Amazon
33Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch I'll Fly Away Down From The Mountain: Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Amazon
34NRBQ Down In My Heart Stay With We Amazon
35Lyle Lovett I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord Smile: Songs From The Movies Amazon

California’s Burning

We are remembering what happened here in Sonoma County last October when the firestorm hit, devastating communities and lives. Over 5000 homes and dozens of lives were lost. Disaster struck overnight and our music today reflects back with songs of disaster, songs of burning hell, and music that reminds us that Mother Nature will have its way. Blues from John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, traditional country gospel from Bill Neely and Kitty Wells, and more in a Friday evening remembrance.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The David Thom Band California's Burning That Old Familiar Amazon
3Under The Radar Ride These Flames Beyond The Niche Amazon
4Kitty Wells He Will Set Your Fields on Fire Dust on the Bible (1959) Amazon
5Kilby Snow, Mike Seeger He Will Set Your Fields On Fire Close To Home: Old Time Music From Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 Amazon
6Clyde Moody 06 – Where There's Smoke (There's Bound to Be Fire) The Hillbilly Waltz King Amazon
7Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell Texas Law & Justice Amazon
8Howlin' Wolf The Natchez Burning Blues From Hell Amazon
9John Lee Hooker Burning Hell The Ultimate Collection 1948-1990 [Disc 2] Amazon
10John Lee Hooker The Motor City Is Burning The Definitive Collection Amazon
11Otis Spann Burning Fire The Great Blues Men Amazon
12Bob Brozman American House Fire Blues Fire in the Mind Amazon
13Dave Alvin Barn Burning King Of California Amazon
14Dave Alvin California's Burning Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
15John Mellencamp Eden Is Burning John Mellencamp Amazon
16Dixon Brothers The School House Fire Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove Of Vintage 78s: 1926-1937 Amazon
17J. H. Howell Burning Of Cleveland School Classic Field Recordings Amazon
18Max Steiner And The MGM Studio Orhestra Atlanta in Flames Gone With the Wind Amazon
19Dixie Jubilee Singers & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet What's You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? Dixie Jubilee Singers (1924-1928) & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet (1931) Amazon
20Selah Jubilee Singers I'm Tormented In The Flames Complete Recorded Works – Vol. 1 (1939-1941) Amazon
21Sisters Of Song In God's House Fire In My Bones : Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 Amazon
22Mandolin Orange Wildfire Blindfaller Amazon
23Lightnin' Hopkins Burnin' in L.A. Po' Lightnin' Amazon
24D.L. Menard/Eddie LeJeune/Ken Smith Les Flammes D'Enfer (The Flames of Hell) The Best of Louisiana Music [Rounder] Amazon
25Jude Taylor and His Burning Flames Burnin Flames Special Putomayo Presents Zydeco Amazon
26Buckwheat Zydeco Where There's Smoke There's Fire Menagerie Amazon
27Buddy Miller Fire and Water Universal United House Of Prayer Amazon
28Janiva Magness Your House Is Burnin' Love Wins Again Amazon

Carl Sandburg’s Songbag

Published in 1927, populist poet Carl Sandburg’s anthology of American folksongs was in print for over 70 years. It influenced generations of musicians and is a cornerstone in the foundation of American folk and tradition. Sandburg himself described it as a “ragbag of stripes and streaks of color from nearly all ends of the earth…rich with the diversity of the United States.” Today’s show pulls samples from the book featuring performances by Dan Zanes, Bob Dylan, The Weavers, The Blue Sky Boys, and David Rawlings. True Americana from the deeper wells of America’s music.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Zora Layman & The Hometowners When The Curtains Of The Night Are Pinned Back By The Stars Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats Amazon
3Johnny Cash The Streets of Laredo Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 2] Amazon
4Sons of the Pioneers Lone Star Trail Songs of the Prairie – CD2 Amazon
5Tex Ritter Whoopee Ti Yi Yo (Git Along Little Dogies) Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon
6The Weavers Get Along Little Dogies The Weavers Almanac Amazon
7Woody Guthrie Buffalo Skinners (traditional, arr. Woody Guthrie) Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
8Oscar Brand The Tenderfoot Pie In The Sky Amazon
9The Blue Sky Boys Trail To Mexico American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 1] Amazon
10Marc Williams The Little Old Sod Shanty On My Claim Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats Amazon
11Mac Wiseman Turkey In The Straw Sings Old Time Country Favorites Amazon
12The Blue Sky Boys Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet Presenting The Blue Sky Boys Amazon
13Dan Zanes I Was Born Almost Ten Thousand Years Ago Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
14Dan Zanes California Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
15Hylo Brown Sweet Betsy From Pike Legends & Tall Tales Amazon
16BR5-49 Sweet Betsy from Pike Song of America Amazon
17Tennessee Ernie Ford Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot This Lusty Land Amazon
18Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers The Old Gray Mare And The Skillet Lickers Vol. 2 Amazon
19David Rawlings Money Is the Meat in the Coconut Poor David's Almanack Amazon
20Kilby Snow Chicken Reel (Folk) Masters of Old-Time Country Autoharp Amazon
21The Everly Brothers Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Amazon
22Carolina Chocolate Drops Sourwood Mountain Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind Amazon
23Molly Mason & Jay Ungar The Lover's Lament The Lovers' Waltz Amazon
24Marty Robbins Red River Valley All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
25Dick Curless Red River Valley A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD2 (1950-1969) Amazon
26The Doc Watson Family One Morning In May Tradition Amazon
27Dave Van Ronk Kentucky Moonshiner Inside Dave Van Ronk Amazon
28Otis Redding Down In The Valley Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
29Slim Whitman Down In The Valley Country Greats #2 Amazon
30Bob Dylan Froggie Went A-Courtin' Good As I Been To You Amazon
31Tex Ritter Froggie Went A-Courtin' Singing In The Saddle Amazon
32Dan Zanes The Monkey's Wedding Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
33Doc Watson The Ship That Never Returned My Dear Old Southern Home Amazon
34Hank Penny It Ain't Gonna Rain No More King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon

Ships Upon the Sea

A wayfaring lot…music that touches on seafaring tragedies, punctuated by the loss of that most famous of them all: the HMS Titanic. This week’s show will focus on music that commemorated the ships that were lost at sea; tragedies that were headlines around the world; songs of the seafaring life and the sailors and crew that were a part of it.  The stories are told in songs from the wells of tradition. We’ll hear from Frank Hutchison, Papa Harvey Hull, Pink Anderson, The Dillards and Dan Zanes. We’ll also hear some classic maritime music from the Smithsonian catalogs. Blues, country, folk, and so much more…all celebrating those ships upon the sea and the ones we lost along the way.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Gibson Titanic Joy Joy! The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson Amazon
3Rory Block Titanic (When That Great Ship Went Down) Confessions of A Blues Singer Amazon
4Pink Anderson The Ship Titanic Gospel, Blues, and Street Songs Amazon
5Charley Jordan Titanic Blues Charley Jordan Volume 2 1931-1934 Amazon
6Hi Henry Brown Titanic Blues 21 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920's Vol. 10 Amazon
7Bessie Jones And Group The Titanic Alan Lomax Collection Sampler Amazon
8Papa Harvey Hull & "Long Cleve" Reed Sinking Of The Titanic Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice Amazon
9Richard (Rabbit) Brown Sinking Of The Titanic Times Ain't Like They Used To Be – Volume 1 Amazon
10Lead Belly Titanic The Definitive Leadbelly [Disc 3] – Leaving Blues Amazon
11Frank Hutchison The Last Scene Of The Titanic If You Take Me Back Amazon
12Clyde Spencer And Harry Fannin The Sinking Of The Titanic Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 [Disc 1] Amazon
13Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton After The Sinking Of The Titanic On The Banks Of A Lonely River Amazon
14Roy Acuff The Great Titanic compliments of grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
15Woody Guthrie When That Great Ship Went Down This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings Vol. 1 Amazon
16Ralph Stanley Storms Are On The Ocean [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
17Gordon Lightfoot The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Songbook [Box Set] Disc 3 Amazon
18Jimmie Driftwood The Ship That Never Returned Americana, Vol. 3 Amazon
19Little Jimmy Dickens When The Ship Hit The Sand The Essential "Little" Jimmy Dickens Amazon
20Arlo Guthrie with The Dillards The Sinking of the Ruben James Thirty Two Cents Postage Due Amazon
21June Carter Cash Sinking in the Lonesome Sea Wildwood Flower Amazon
22Ashley Monroe The Storms Are On The Ocean Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited Amazon
23Cowboy Copas A Thousand Miles of Ocean Settin' Flat On Ready Amazon
24Red Allen Out on the Ocean Lonesome and Blue: The Complete County Recordings Amazon
25The Country Gentlemen Take Me In A Lifeboat The Early Rebel Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
26Dan Zanes Across The Western Ocean Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
27The Dicey Doh Singers The Sloop John B. Classic Maritime Music Amazon
28Sam Eskin Clear Away the Track and Let the Bullgine Run Classic Maritime Music Amazon
29Henry Morrison & St. Simon's Island Singers I'm Gonna Sail Like A Ship On The Ocean Sounds of the South [Disc 3] – Negro Church Music & White Spirituals Amazon
30Louis Prima & Keely Smith Barnacle Bill The Sailor Breaking It Up! Amazon

Dead Roots

While the lyrics and music of Robert Hunter took the Grateful Dead into remarkable directions, codifying their place among the bands of the latter half of the 20<sup>th</sup> century, by the time they reached their peak their roots were already firmly established. Their early music was clearly anchored in the sounds of tradition, reaching from the Appalachians to the Texas Gulf Coast. We’ll hear early (and contemporary) performances that inspired the band with songs of Blind Willie Johnson, Red Allen, The Mississippi Sheiks, Henry Thomas and Obray Ramsey. The landscape we’ll traverse includes blues, gospel, hillbilly, and folk…no Dead music, only music that served to inspire. This week on Sonoma County Community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2David Grisman/Jerry Garcia Been All Around This World Been All Around This World Amazon
3Dave Van Ronk Hang Me, Oh Hang Me Dave Van Ronk Amazon
4Obray Ramsey Rain And Snow Best Of The Troubadours Amazon
5Vince Martin & Fred Neil I Know You Rider Tear Down The Walls/Bleecker & MacDougal Amazon
6Henry Thomas Dont Ease Me In Ragtime Texas Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
7The Memphis Jug Band On The Road Again Times Ain't Like They Used To Be – Volume 1 Amazon
8The Memphis Jug Band Stealin' Stealin' Memphis Jug Band Vol. 2 (1928-1929) Amazon
9Cannon's Jug Stompers Viola Lee Blues First Time I Met the Blues (When the Sun Goes Down series) Amazon
10Hammie Nixon Viola Lee Blues Living Country Blues: An Anthology Disc 3 Amazon
11The Monroe Brothers Rosa Lee McFall Early Blue Grass Music Amazon
12Prairie Ramblers Deep Elem Blues White Country Blues (1926-1938) Amazon
13Mississippi Sheiks Sittin' On Top of the World Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
14Roscoe Holcomb Sittin' On Top of the World Classic Piedmont Blues from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
15Dillard Chandler Rain and Snow Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
16The Chieftains Rain And Snow Down The Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions Amazon
17Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers Minglewood Blues Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
18Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, et. al. New Minglewood Blues Jug Band Extravaganza Amazon
19Blind Willie Johnson Nobody's Fault But Mine Various Artists: Bob Dylan – Cover To Cover – The Originals VOL. 2 [Disc 3] Amazon
20Sister Rosetta Tharpe Nobody's Fault But Mine The Great Gospel Women Amazon
21Rev. Pearly Brown Nobody's Fault But Mine You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Amazon
22Lightnin' Hopkins See That My Grave Is Kept Clean The Real Blues Brothers Vol. 2 Amazon
23Lightnin' Hopkins One Kind Favor Jake Head Boogie Amazon
24Memphis Slim Next Time You See Me The Greatest Hits Of Amazon
25Bob Dylan Jack-A-Roe World Gone Wrong Amazon
26Joan Baez Jack-A-Roe Rare, Live & Classic [Box] (3 of 3) Amazon
27The Sunshine Boys What's the Matter With Deep Elem The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
28Red Allen Deep Elem Blues The Folkways Years 1964 – 1983 Amazon
29The Light Crust Doughboys Sittin' On Top Of The World 1936-1941 Amazon
30Dock Walsh In The Pines In The Pines – Tar Heel Folk Songs And Fiddle Tunes – Old-Time Music Of North Carolina 1926-1936 Amazon
31John Sebastian Minglewood Blues Chasin' Gus' Ghost Amazon

The Document Label

Get your morning cuppa roots sounds with a look at the record label whose catalog is overflowing with some of the most important recordings of the 20th century. From the birth of the blues to the birth of jazz; from the earliest gospel jubilee sounds of the deep South to the the electrifying sacred steel sounds of the late century; from the hillbilly string bands to the hokum sounds of the urban South…it’s all there. Document Records has amassed one of the world’s most revered collections of Americana out there and you can tune into Sonoma County community radio for a sampler of the music that has survived the century’s shift in technology , infiltrated our culture, and influenced performers to this day.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Frank Hutchison Stackalee [Vocal] Worried Blues [Disc 1] Amazon
3Frank Hutchison The Deal Old Time Music From West VI : Old-Time Music From West Virgi Amazon
4The Allen Brothers Skipping And Flying Allen Brothers Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 Amazon
5Sam McGee Buck Dancer's Choice Complete Recorded Works 1926-34 Amazon
6Georgia Yellow Hammers White Lightning The Georgia Yellow Hammers And Associates Vol. 4 "White Lightning – 1929-1931 Amazon
7Kirk & Sam McGhee Brown's Ferry Blues Complete Recorded Works 1926-34 Amazon
8Charley Jordan Just A Spoonful Charley Jordan Volume 1 1930-1931 Amazon
9Blind Willie McTell Searching The Desert For The Blues Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 1] Amazon
10Peetie Wheatstraw Kind-Hearted Blues Too Late, Too Late, More Newly Discovered Titles And Alternate Takes. Vol. 4 Amazon
11Barbecue Bob Barbecue Blues Barbecue Any Old Time – Blues From The Pit 1927-1942 Amazon
12Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon Come On Mama, Do That Dance Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 1] Amazon
13Blind Arvella Gray Have Mercy, Mr. Percy Blues From Maxwell Street Amazon
14Charlie Spand Ain't Gonna Stand For That (Pm 12856, 15454–) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
15Leroy Carr Don't Start No Stuff 1934-1941 Amazon
16Laura Rucker St. Louis Blues Female Blues Singers Vol. 13 R/S (1921-1931) Amazon
17Rosa Henderson Don't Advertise Your Man (Take A) Vol. 2-Vocal Blues & Jazz Amazon
18Memphis Mose Hear Me Beefin' at You Georgia Tom – Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 (September 1928 – 5 February 1930) Amazon
19Butterbeans and Susie Elevator Papa, Switchboard Mama Please Warm My Weiner (Old Time Hokum Blues) Amazon
20Big Maceo Won't Be A Fool No More Big Maceo Vol. 2 "Big City Blues" (1945 – 1950) Amazon
21Tampa Red Let Me Play With Your Poodle Rude Dudes Amazon
22Nora and Delle Get Away From My Window Jazzin' The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
23W.C. Handy St. Louis Blues Jazzin' the Blues Amazon
24Cleo Brown I'll Take The South (You Take The East, Take The West, Take The North) Complete Recorded Works (March 1935 – June 1935) Amazon
25The Harlem Hamfats She's Trickin' Me Harlem Hamfats Vol. 1 1936 Amazon
26Babe Wallace Git It ('Cause I Love To See You Wid It) Jazzin the Blues Vol. 5 (1930 – 1953) Amazon
27Rev. Lonnie Farris A Closer Walk To Thee Electric / Slide Guitar Gospel Amazon
28Rev. Utah Smith I Got Two Wings Electric / Slide Guitar Gospel Amazon
29Sister O. M. Terrell The Bible's Right Country Gospel 1946-1953 Amazon
30Sister Rosetta Tharpe My Journey to the Sky Mighty Day – 25 Gospel Greats Amazon
31Sister Goldia Haynes Traveling Great Gospel Performers: Complete Recording Sessions in Chronological Order, 1937-1950 Amazon
32Rev. Robert Ballinger This Train Mighty Day – 25 Gospel Greats Amazon

Clouds & Silver Linings

Clouds & Silver Linings
Clouds & Silver Linings

The past few months have been brutal for democracy. There is no silver lining in sight but this week’s music will nonetheless feature some songs of hope: our theme is one of clouds and silver linings. It’s meant to give a two hour break (if that’s at all possible) to the malevolent stewing cauldron that is brewing in the most sacred halls of our democracy. We’ll discard with the political music this week and simply ride a topical wave featuring a blend of jazz, country, gospel, rock, and pop. Tune in for music from Van Morrison, The Sons of the Pioneers, George Gershwin, Dave Van Ronk, and Pops Staples…to name but a few…this week on Sonoma County community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jimmy Martin Pray The Clouds Away Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
3Bill Cox The Clouds Gwine Roll Away 78s Amazon
4Doc & Merle Watson The Clouds Are Gwine to Roll Away On Stage Amazon
5Hylo Brown Clouds Gonna Roll Away Legends & Tall Tales Amazon
6Delmore Brothers God Put a Rainbow in the Clouds Hillbilly Boogie Best Amazon
7Dave Van Ronk Clouds (From Both Sides Now) A Chrestomathy [Disc 1] Amazon
8George Gershwin Kickin' The Clouds Away The Platinum Collection Amazon
9Annette Hanshaw There Must Be a Silver Lining The Personality Girl, Vol. 3, 1926-1928 Amazon
10Jim Hall Look for the Silver Lining Complete Jazz Guitar Amazon
11Dave Brubeck Look For The Silver Lining Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective Amazon
12Marion Harris Look For The Silver Lining 50 #1 Hits Of The '20s & '30s Amazon
13Django Reinhardt Clouds The Classic Early Recordings In Chronological Order [Disc 1] Amazon
14Django Reinhardt Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away) 1944-1946 Amazon
15Maurice Chevalier Sweeping the Clouds Away Maurice Chevalier: The Greatest Hits Amazon
16Johnny Hamp And His Kentucky Serenaders Up In The Clouds Johnny Hamp at Archive Amazon
17The Louvin Brothers You'll Meet Him In The Clouds Close Harmony [Disc 6] Amazon
18Alison Krauss Cloudy Days Every Time You Say Goodbye Amazon
19Sons of the Pioneers Cottage in the Clouds 1941 vol 1 (Warped 4108) Amazon
20Johnny Ray The Little White Cloud That Cried Magic Moments Amazon
21Red Norvo Trio, George Shearing Quintet Midnight on Cloud 69 Midnight on Cloud 69 Amazon
22The Blind Boys Of Alabama God Put A Rainbow In The Cloud I'll Find A Way Amazon
23Pops Staples Hope in a Hopeless World Father Father Amazon
24Moonalice Silver Lining Dave's Way Vol 4 Amazon
25First Aid Kit My Silver Lining Stay Gold Amazon
26Simon & Garfunkel Cloudy Old Friends Disc 2 Amazon
27Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick Flying Cloud Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray Amazon
28Hank Snow The Boogie Woogie Flying Cloud Southern Cannonball Amazon
29Bonnie Raitt Silver Lining [Radio Edit Version] The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003 [US] Amazon
30Rilo Kiley Silver Lining The Craft of Music, Vol. 2 Amazon
31Bunch Of Kids/Eddie Hodges/Frank Sinatra High Hopes Sinatra 80th: All the Best Disc 2 Amazon