Category Archives: Folk and Tradition

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.

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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

Rock Island to James Alley

From the rail yard to back alleys of the urban south to St. James Infirmary, we explore that short life of trouble blending populist, folk, blues, and songs of the west. And we’ll hear contrasting sounds of new and old; stories of Gypsy Davie, Black Jack David, and hard gospel truths from the likes of Josh White, The Meat Purveyors, The Carters, Merrill Moore and Blind Willie Johnson. Deeper Roots’ first show of 2020 will inject the clarity of folk blues with traditional songs performed by contemporary artists alongside early century classics. Tune in every Friday morning at 9 on KOWS Community Radio for Deeper Roots. Streaming at kowsfm.com/listen.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash Rock Island Line His Sun Years: Down South Amazon
3Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Rock Island Line A Long Way from Home Amazon
4Merrill Moore Rock Island Line Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 2] Amazon
5Richard Rabbitt Brown James Alley Blues Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 3A: Songs Amazon
6Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands James Alley Blues (Featuring Aoife O'Donovan) The Hazel and Alice Sessions Amazon
7Bob Dylan Black Jack Davey Good As I Been To You Amazon
8Ray Rhodes Black Jack Davy (Child 200) Art of Field Recording: Volume II – Disc 4: Unaccompanied Songs and Ballads Amazon
9The Carter Family Black Jack David Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 5) Amazon
10Woody Guthrie Gypsy Davy Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection Amazon
11Arlo Guthrie Gypsy Davy Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys (Remastered 2004) Amazon
12Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men A Short Life of Trouble Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
13Buell Kazee A Short Life Of Trouble The Rose Grew Round The Briar Amazon
14Clarence Ashley Little Sadie A Portrait of Dylan Amazon
15Bob Dylan Little Sadie Self Portrait Amazon
16The Meat Purveyors John Hardy The Executioners Last Songs, Volume 3 Amazon
17The Carter Family John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads Amazon
18Blind Joe Taggart Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Vol. 2-(1929-34) Amazon
19Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
20Paul Thorn Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon
21Blind Willie Johnson Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Disc 1) Amazon
22Blind Willie Johnson John The Revelator Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 2B: Social Music Amazon
23Irma Thomas Another Man Done Gone After the Rain Amazon
24Carolina Chocolate Drops Another Man Done Gone Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind Amazon
25Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys This Train Vintage Collections Amazon
26Sister Rosetta Tharpe This Train Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Golden Gate Quartet Blind Barnabas Vol. 4 (1939-1943) Amazon
28The Blind Boys Of Alabama Old Blind Barnabas Atom Bomb Amazon
29Allen Toussaint St. James Infirmary The Bright Mississippi Amazon
30Josh White St. James Infirmary (mono) The Elektra Years – disc 1 Amazon
31Betty Boop St. James Infirmary Blues Betty Boop Amazon
32Merle Travis Over In Gloryland Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
33Tex Ritter Sam Bass Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon

Gospel Jubilee

From the hills of Appalachia to the urban church pews of the East, North, South, and West…we’ve got camp meeting celebrations, old time religion, with biblical strains where voices raised above the fray brought solace to the masses. And speaking of voices, tune in for some of the very best gospel spanning bluegrass, tradition, soul, and black gospel from heaven’s radio. The Davis Sisters, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Aretha, The Blue Sky Boys, and Ralph Stanley are on the docket alongside The Carter Family, John Fogerty and Willie and Bobbie Nelson. Some brand new Americana surfaces to keep the kettle warm in the kitchen…Friday mornings with a dash of Billy Sunday’s crowd gatherings. It’s a Sunday meeting on a Friday morning here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ola Belle Reed Uncloudy Day Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Amazon
3The Swanee River Boys Uncloudy Day More Southern Gospel Classics Amazon
4Charlie Parr Jubilee Charlie Parr Amazon
5Rose Maddox Turn Your Radio On Hillbilly Jamboree Amazon
6John Fogerty Workin' on a Building The Blue Ridge Rangers Amazon
7Alison Krauss Down To The River To Pray A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection Amazon
8Chuck Wagon Gang/Gatlin Brothers Heaven's Jubilee 70th Anniversary Amazon
9Willie and Bobbie Nelson Old Time Religion Farther Along Amazon
10Odetta Meeting At The Building 7 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Radio Tracks Amazon
11Mississippi John Hurt Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me The Complete Studio Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
12Washington Phillips Denomination Blues – Part 1 Manzarene Dreams Amazon
13Reverend Gary Davis Crucifixion Heroes of the Blues – the very best of Re. Gary Davis Amazon
14Joseph Crawford and unidentified vocalist There's A Meeting Here Tonight 2- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
15The Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Patty Griffin Jubilee I'll Find A Way Amazon
16Jorma Kaukonen Have More Faith In Jesus The Land Of Heroes Amazon
17The Carter Family Meeting in the Air Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 5) Amazon
18Aretha Franklin How I Got Over Amazing Grace (The Complete Recordings – [Disc 1]) Amazon
19Bruce Cockburn Twelve Gates To The City Bone On Bone Amazon
20The Charioteers Jubilee Good News, Vol. 2: Wade In The Water Amazon
21The Davis Sisters Get Right With God Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 4] Amazon
22Grandpa Jones Old Camp Meeting Time An American Original Amazon
23Mac Wiseman Old Camp Meeting Time Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
24Blue Sky Boys Old Fashioned Meeting The Chronological Classics 1937-1938 (Warped 3807) Amazon
25The Blue Sky Boys Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies Something Got A Hold Of Me Amazon
26Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances, Vol. 1: Black Gospel Amazon
27John Fogerty Somewhere Listening (For My Name) The Blue Ridge Rangers Amazon
28Ralph Stanley Angel Band Bluegrass Today [Disc 1] Amazon
29The Nashville Bluegrass Band Up Above My Head My Native Home Amazon
30Leonard De Paur Infantry Chorus In That Great Gettin' Up Morning [Album Version] The Gospel Tradition: The Roots And The Branches, Vol. 1 Amazon
31Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Jubilee [Single Version] Heart Full Of Rhythm / Volume 2 (1936-38) Amazon

Guy Clark Tribute

Songs that were personal. Vignettes about the real world. A study in memories but on a deeper level where one wrestles the blood out of the words; and his were usually the simplest of words. Economy of words means a broader vision. That’s what I think of when I think of Guy Clark’s songs. From his sprawling narratives to the trapdoors he leaves you when he’s finished, his music was a little slice of melodic nuance laced with words that mattered. Every one. This week’s show won’t beat around the bush; we’ll just put them out there to reflect on and give a little bit of thanks that we have them. We’ll hear from Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, and a few nuggets from Guy himself.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Rosanne Cash Better Days This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Amazon
3Jerry Jeff Walker Boats to Build Cowboy Boots & Bathin Suits Amazon
4Steve Earle & The Dukes L.A. Freeway Guy Amazon
5Ricky Skaggs Heartbroke Highways & Heartaches Amazon
6Guy Clark Desperadoes Waiting For A Train Heartworn Highways Amazon
7Joe Ely Magdalene Panhandle Rambler Amazon
8Jerry Jeff Walker My Favorite Picture Of You This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
9Willie Nelson My Favorite Picture of You Ride Me Back Home Amazon
10Nanci Griffith She Ain't Goin' Nowhere Blue Roses From The Moons Amazon
11Guy Clark Intro: The Randall Knife Songs and Stories Amazon
12Guy Clark The Randall Knife Songs and Stories Amazon
13Vince Gill Randall Knife This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
14Asleep at the Wheel The Cape Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
15Asleep At The Wheel Blowin' Like A Bandit [Album Version] The Swingin' Best Of Asleep At The Wheel Amazon
16Verlon Thompson All Through Throwin' Good Love After Bad This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
17Johnny Cash Let Him Roll Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
18The Everly Brothers A Nickel For The Fiddler Country Classics Amazon
19Lyle Lovett Step Inside This House (Step Inside My House) Step Inside This House Disc 1 Amazon
20Jamie Lin Wilson Instant Coffee Blues (feat. Jack Ingram) Jumping Over Rocks Amazon
21Hayes Carll Rivertown Little Rock Amazon
22Emmylou Harris Bang the Drum Slowly Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems Disc 2 Amazon
23Shannon McNally Black Haired Boy Black Irish Amazon
24Rodney Crowell Stuff That Works Let The Picture Paint Itself Amazon
25Steve Earle & The Dukes Dublin Blues Guy Amazon
26Guy Clark & The Jordanaires Honky Tonk Song Caught in the Webb Amazon
27Ray Wylie Hubbard Homegrown Tomatoes This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Amazon

More Western Swing

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

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Adolph Hofner Alamo Rag Southern Belle [Disc 1] Amazon
3Milton Brown Hesitation Blues Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 2] Amazon
4Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies My Galveston Gal The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
5Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Somebody Stole My Gal Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 3 : Easy Ridin' Papa Amazon
6Ocie Stockard You Turned Me Down You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
7Ocie Stockard & His Wanderers Bass Man Jive Western Swing: Hot Hillbilly Jazz & Blues – 1935-1947 Amazon
8The Sunshine Boys Gonna Get Tight (1939) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
9Louise Massey & The Westerners Billy Boy (1940) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
10Sons Of The West Sally's Got a Wooden Leg The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
11The Hi-Flyers Watcha Gonna Do The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
12Johnny Cash W. Lee O Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys) Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
13The Light Crust Doughboys Good Gracious Gracie (1940) The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] Amazon
14W. Lee & His Hillbilly Boys Please Pass The Biscuits Pappy Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
15W. Lee & His Hillbilly Boys Old Yazoo Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
16Hank Penny And His Radio Cowboys Chill Tonic (Instrumental) Okeh Western Swing Amazon
17Hank Penny Wildcat Mama Western Swing 40 Bootstompers From The Golden Age [Disc 2] Amazon
18Hank Penny Cowboy's Swing King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon
19Don Churchill & The Texas Mavericks One Year Ago Tonight The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
20Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys I'm a Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) Legends of Country Music Disc 2 Amazon
21Bob Wills Cherokee Maiden Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
22Bob Wills Right or Wrong Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
23Adolph Hofner Let's Count The Stars You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
24Ted Daffan's Texans Too Far Gone Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
25Zeke Clements Oklahoma Blues The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
26Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams I Found a New Baby Shame On You Amazon
27Spade Cooley You Better Do It Now Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
28Tommy Duncan You Put Me On My Feet Texas Moon Amazon
29Slim Harbert & His Boys Around The Corner At Smokey Joe's You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
30Leon Rusk Air Mail Special On The Fly Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 3] It Ain't Far To The Bar) Amazon
31Leon Selph She's Gone Away You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
32Ted Daffan's Texans Worried Mind Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 2] Tulsa Twist) Amazon
33W. Lee O'Daniel O'Daniel radio show sign off Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
34Bill Nettles & His Dixie Blue Boys She Selling What She Used To Give Away Kings Of Western Swing, Vol. 2 Amazon

Deeper Memphis Minnie

Well, it’s about time. For being one of the premier blues women of the 20th century, we’ve been remiss in our coverage here on Deeper Roots. You can, however, check out our blog post Memphis Minnie on the Ice Box to prepare you for the music we’ve got for you this coming Friday.  Not only will we share some classic tunes from Minnie and Kansas City Joe McCoy but we’ll be pairing much of them with contemporary covers including some special ones: the Alabama Shakes, Maria Muldaur, Precious Bryant, and Eilen Jewell (just to name a few). The article mentioned above is a well worn first hand observation of a Memphis Minnie performance published in the Chicago Defender in 1942, written by Langston Hughes. We’ve got enough to fill the room…and the airwaves, this coming Friday morning so here’s hoping you can drop in.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Memphis Minnie Pig Meat On The Line [Album Version] Queen Of The Blues Amazon
3Alabama Shakes Killer Diller Blues American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 1] Amazon
4Memphis Minnie Killer Diller Blues [Album Version] Queen Of The Blues Amazon
5Maria Muldaur, Del Rey, Steve James Crazy Cryin' Blues ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
6Memphis Minnie Crazy Cryin' Blues Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
7Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
8Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
9Rory Block When You Love Me ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
10Eilen Jewell Nothing In Rambling Down Hearted Blues Amazon
11Precious Bryant Black Rat Swing Fool Me Good Amazon
12Precious Bryant My Chauffeur The Truth Amazon
13Maria Muldaur, Del Rey Lookin' The World Over ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
14Clifton Chenier Me And My Chauffeur King Of The Bayous Amazon
15Maria Muldaur, Roy Rogers, Roly Salley Me And My Chauffeur Blues ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
16Memphis Minnie What's The Matter With The Mill Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ben Winship What's The Matter With the Well Toolshed Amazon
18Phoebe Snow, David Bromberg In My Girlish Days ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon
19Doug Quattlebaum You Is One Black Rat The Bluesville Years Volume 10: Country Roads, Country Days Amazon
20Lucinda Williams Nothing In Rambling [Live] Passionate Kisses [EP] Amazon
21Memphis Minnie with Little Joe & His Band Me and My Chauffeur Blues Electric BluesPart 1: Beginnings 1939-1954 Amazon
22Johnny Shines Bumble Bee Blues Traditional Delta Blues Amazon
23Whispering Smith Looking the World Over Swamp Blues Amazon
24Memphis Minnie Dirty Mother For You Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
25Memphis Minnie New Dirty Dozen Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
26Memphis Minnie If You See My Rooster (Please Run Him Home) Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
27Memphis Minnie Ice Man (Come On Up) Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
28Maria Muldaur I'm Goin' Back Home Richland Woman Blues Amazon
29Big Mama Thornton/Muddy Waters Blues Band Looking the World Over With the Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966 Amazon
30Tampa Red Bumble Bee Blues Guitar Wizards (1926-1935) Amazon
31Ruthie Foster, Steve Freund, Tanya Richardson, Samantha Banks Keep Your Big Mouth Closed ….First Came Memphis Minnie Amazon

Steel Guitar Retrospective

We’ll be serenading you with some island melodies, country tunes, and rock, all featuring the steel guitar, an instrument whose origins take us back to the late 19th and early 20th century invention by native Joseph Kekuku. The music this Friday features some early Hawaiian popular influences including Sol Ho’opi, Hoot Gibson, and King Nawah’s Hawaiians. The focus moves to mid-to late century greats featuring Pete Drake, Buddy Emmons, Buster Martin and Speedy West. The popularity of the ‘island sound’ in the early century brought us the sound of steel across many genres, including gospel, folk, blues, and country. Spend a couple of hours on an August morning in Sonoma County taking a journey from Hawaii to Forth Worth.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2King Nawahi's Hawaiians Hawaiian Capers Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
3Trio De Hawaii Melodias Populares Mexicana Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
4Sol Ho'opi'i Singing The Blues Master of the Hawaiian Guitar Vol 1 Amazon
5Sol Hoopii & His Novelty Quartette An Orange Grove in California Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
6Hoot Gibson Mai Givee (Don't Give It Away) Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
7Kalama's Quartet Sassy Vintage Hawaiian Music: The Great Singers 1928 – 1934 Amazon
8Sol K. Bright's Hollywaiians Heat Wave Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon
9Sol Ho'opi'i I Like You With My Little Ukulele in My Hand Amazon
10King Nawahi's Hawaiians Under a Texas Moon Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Madame Riviere's Hawaiians Ellis March With My Little Ukulele in My Hand Amazon
12Buster Martin Herbie's Steel Guitar Polka Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 10] Amazon
13Jim & Bob The Genial Hawaiians Bob & Jim by The Waters of Minetonka Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
14Jim & Bob The Song of the Range Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
15Johnny Bond & His Red River Valley Boys I Won't Stand in Your Way Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
16Shot Jackson & Buddy Emmons Singing Strings Of Steel The Steel Guitar & Dobro Sounds Amazon
17Lone Star Playboys Steel Guitar Bounce The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 18 Amazon
18Albert Lee Rainbows All Over Your Blues The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons Amazon
19Howard White Steel Guitar Swallow Western Swing And Steel Instrumental Amazon
20Pete Drake & His Talking Steel Guitar For Pete's Sake [Instrumental] For Pete's Sake [Gusto] Amazon
21Pete Drake Pedal Jumpin' Stars Of The Steel Guitar Amazon
22Speedy West Stainless Steel Steel Guitar Amazon
23Tiny Murphy & His Bar 69 Boys Hot Steel Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
24Jerry Byrd Hilo Steel Guitar Stars Of The Steel Guitar Amazon
25Bob Wills Texas Playboy Rag Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
26Doc Watson Steel Guitar Rag Memories Amazon
27Bobby Lee Steel Guitar Rag Quasar Steel Guitar Amazon
28Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness You Ain't Goin' Nowhere Journey To The Beginning – A Steel Guitar Tribute To The Byrds Amazon
29Cyril Pahinui & Bob Brozman Hawaiian Cowboy Four Hands Sweet & Hot Amazon
30Bob Brozman Dinah Devil's Slide Amazon
31Bob Brozman Just As Well To Let Her Go A Truckload of Blues Amazon
32Bob Brozman Let's Get It Stomp A Truckload of Blues Amazon
33Spade Cooley Spadella Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
34Sonny Treadway Don't Let The Devil Ride Sacred Steel Guitar Amazon
35Jim & Bob The Genial Hawaiians Saint Louis Blues Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon

Red River Valley

Deeper Roots will be filling in for Steady Eddie’s show this week while Eddie takes a well-deserved vacation. And Dave Stroud is jumping into those two hours with a nostalgic mix of Stephen Foster, western campfire trail songs, and silver screen sendups of life on the trail. Join the fun with some classic Bob Wills, Marty Robbins, Jimmie Driftwood, and John Hartford as we listen to those crickets callin’ and those coyotes makin’ their wail. Listening to the music as the wind is strummin’ a sagebrush guitar. A hundred years of America’s music on Sonoma County Community Radio on Deeper Roots.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Get Up John At The Ryman [Live] Amazon
3Cowboy Jack Clement Beautiful Dreamer Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War Amazon
4John Hartford Lorena Good'le Days: Essential Recordings Amazon
5Clint Eastwood Claudia's Theme/Main Title – Unforgiven 75 Years-Warner Brothers (Scores-1) Amazon
6Mavis Staples Hard Times Come Again No More Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
7Lee Marvin Wand'rin Star Rare Songs Played on Radio, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Marilyn Monroe River Of No Return The Essential Marilyn Monroe Amazon
9Dean Martin,John Wayne & Ricky Nelson My Rifle, My Pony And Me My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
10Kirk Douglas And The Moon Grew Brighter My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
11Jimmie Driftwood When I Swim the Golden River Six Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles Amazon
12Marty Robbins Red River Valley All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
13Asleep at the Wheel Miles and Miles of Texas The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel Since 1970 Amazon
14Willie Nelson Sugar Moon You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
15Bob Wills Sugar Moon 1946 (Warped 4677) Amazon
16Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Along The Navajo Trail Take Me Back to Tulsa 3 – Just A Plain Old Country Boy Amazon
17Asleep at the Wheel Navajo Trail (with Willie Nelson and The Quebe Sisters) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
18Merle Kilgore Nevada Smith My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
19Sons of the Pioneers Tumbling Tumbleweeds Tumbling Tumbleweeds – The RCA Victor Years Voume 1 Amazon
20Tex Ritter High Noon Famous Country Music Makers Amazon
21Johnny Horton North To Alaska My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
22Elmer Bernstein: Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra The Magnificent Seven Elmer Bernstein by Elmer Bernstein Amazon
23Jason Isbell Johnny Reb, That's Me You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold Amazon
24Jay Unger And Molly Mason With Fiddle Fever Ashokan Farewell Songs Of The Civil War Amazon
25Johnny Bond Red River Valley History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 9 Amazon
26Roy Rogers Don't Fence Me In My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
27Frankie Laine Gunfight At O.K. Corral My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
28Asleep at the Wheel South of the Border (with George Strait) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
29Asleep at the Wheel San Antonio Rose Western Standard Time Amazon
30Ennio Morricone The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Stick It In: A Virgin Compilation Amazon
31Jay Unger, Paul Roebling & David McCullough Ashokan Farewell – Sullivan Ballou Letter The Civil War 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

Jumpin’ Jack

Free form provides our weekly exploration a wider berth in which to stretch our wings. And that’s precisely why I take a free form journey every week or so on Deeper Roots. This week we’ll be featuring at least two tracks from the great Ella Mae Morse, some R&B and Doo Wop from The Cardinals and Ruth Brown, a rare track you may never hear elsewhere featuring the late, great Dr. John, and selected tracks from John Prine, Nat King Cole, The Orlons, and a golden classic country favorite from George Jones. We’re just scratching the surface as we sail through two hours of gospel, tradition, pop, rock, country, bluegrass (inhale), blues, and jazz. Don’t miss this week’s Friday stroll on Sonoma County Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Mae Morse Jumpin' Jack Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
3Ruth Brown Daddy Daddy Atlantic Rhythm And Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
4The Cardinals Wheel Of Fortune Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
5Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
6Dr. John Let's Make A Better World (LP Version) Destively Bonnaroo (US Release) Amazon
7Big Joe Turner Hide and Seek Big Joe Rocks Amazon
8Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Strange Things Happening Everyday The Gospel of Blues Amazon
9The Clara Ward Singers Traveling Shoes Meetin' Tonight! Amazon
10Maria Muldaur Travelin' Shoes Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
11Blind Alfred Reed You Must Unload Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
12Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
13Ray Barretto Y Su Charanga Moderna El Watusi Rock Instrumental Classics Vol. 4: Soul Amazon
14Orlons The Wah-Watusi Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 Disc 1 Amazon
15Ricky Nelson Travelin' Man Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 10 Amazon
16J.J. Cale Travelin' Light Troubadour Amazon
17Billie Holiday w/Paul Whiteman Travelin' Light Capitol Jazz 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
18Nat King Cole Dream A Little Dream Of Me The Nat King Cole Trio: The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions [Disc 3] Amazon
19Bert Kaempfert Wimoweh That Happy Feeling Amazon
20S.A. Solomon Linda'S Original Evening Birds Mbube The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 4: Ethnic Music Classics (1925 – 48) Amazon
21Merle Haggard And The Strangers Travelin' Blues Same Train, A Different Time Amazon
22Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Papa's on the House Top Lost Time Amazon
23Dave Alvin Don't Look Now West of the West Amazon
24John Prine/Susan Tedeschi Color of the Blues For Better, Or Worse Amazon
25George Jones Color Of The Blues The Best Of George Jones: 1955-1967 Amazon
26Steve Earle Hillbilly Highway Guitar Town Amazon
27Steve Earle; The Milk Carton Kids Custer Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited Amazon
28Johnny Cash Understand Your Man 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
29Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Travelin' Playback Disc 6 Amazon
30Dr. John Old Settlers Live at Magfest 2014 Amazon
31Cousin Joe How Come My Dog Don't Bark? …..From New Orleans' Amazon