Category Archives: Folk and Tradition

Naughty Blues

For goodness sake! We’re going to toss aside our puritan ethics (what ethics, you ask) and look towards the sideways glances and double entendres for our inspiration this week on Deeper Roots. Songs about Sam The Hot Dog Man, keyholes, sugar bowls, poodles, jockeys, and lemons…all subjects that find their way in and around the blues in an auspiciously direct route to the heart of the matter. We’ve got the naughty blues today…songs that will encourage a blush or two…or three. We’ve got The Swallows, Lil’ Johnson, Emma Barrett, Tampa Red, and a host of other blues greats on a Sonoma County spring morning. Be sure to tune in and find your own blush point…

 

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Delta Rhythm Boys Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem Amazon
3Crown Prince Waterford Move Your Hand Baby Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
4Barrelhouse Annie If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
5Memphis Minnie Dirty Mother For You Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
6Tampa Red Let Me Play With Your Poodle ABC Of The Blues Vol 38 Amazon
7Lightnin' Hopkins Let Me Play With Poodle Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
8Hattie Hart I Let My Daddy Do That Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
9Emma Barrett I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of This Jelly Roll Sweet Emma Amazon
10Butterbeans & Susie I Wanna Hot Dog For My Roll [Explicit] Those Dirty Blues Volume 1 [Explicit] Amazon
11Lil Johnson Sam The Hot Dog Man Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
12Mabel Scott Just Give Me A Man Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
13Connie Allen Rocket 69 Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
14The Swallows It Ain't The Meat It's The Motion Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
15Julia Lee My Man Stands Out The Essential Julia Lee Vol 1 Amazon
16Julia Lee King Size Papa Kansas City Star [Disc 3] Amazon
17Al Miller I Found Your Keyhole Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
18Charlie Pickett Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
19Bessie Smith Kitchen Man Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
20Bessie Smith Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl The Essential Bessie Smith Amazon
21Hunter & Jenkins Lollypop Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops Amazon
22Frankie Half Pint Jaxon and The Harlem Hamfats Wet It [Explicit] Those Dirty Blues Volume 1 [Explicit] Amazon
23Victoria Spivey How Do You Do It That Way? Black Snake Blues – The Best Of Amazon
24Madelyn James Stinging Snake Blues Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
25Lucille Bogan Skin Game Blues [Album Version] Shave 'Em Dry: The Best Of Lucille Bogan Amazon
26Lil Johnson Get 'Em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) [Album Version] Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops Amazon
27Lonnie Johnson I Got The Best Jelly Rollin In Town Dirty Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
28Wynonie Harris Hard Ridin Mama Playful Baby Amazon
29Bull Moose Jackson Big Ten Inch Record Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
30Blu Lu Barker Don't You Feel My Leg Chronological Blue Lu Barker (1946-1949) Amazon
31Blu Lu Barker Buy Me Some Juice Don't You Feel My Leg Amazon
32Lillie Mae Kirkman He's Just My Size Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops Amazon
33Lil Johnson & Black Bob Press My Button, Ring My Bell Flashbacks #3 CopulationBlues 1926-1940 Amazon

Through the Bluegrass

Springtime sounds from classic corners this week. Now, we all know that real bluegrass is green but, like the music’s own origins which are steeped in gospel, blues, and tradition, we overlook the formalities and accept the generalities’.  This week’s Deeper Roots will take a journey with the greats (Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, and The Monroe Brothers to name a few) while also tipping our hats to the new-grass sounds of David Thom, Sam Bush, Tony Furtado, and Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms. We offer different takes outside the lines including some Charlie Haden and Brennen Leigh. A Friday morning celebration of the old home place and the little white church where traditional rings … coming to you from Bodega Bay: KWTF Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Whites Used To Be Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
3Rhonda Vincent Lonesome Wind Blues Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
4Hazel Dickens I Can't Find Your Love Any More O Sister! The Women's Bluegrass Collection Amazon
5Hazel Dickens, Carol Elizabeth Jones & Ginny Hawker Love Me or Leave Me Alone Heart of a Singer Amazon
6Brennen Leigh North To Alaska Too Thin To Plow Amazon
7Charlie Haden Road Of Broken Hearts Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
8The Rice Brothers Grapes On the Vine Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
9Ricky Skaggs I Hope You've Learned Bluegrass Rules! Amazon
10Tony Furtado Man of Constant Sorrow Long Journey Home: Songs of the Stanley Brothers Amazon
11The David Thom Band The Little White Church That Old Familiar Amazon
12Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas Big Mon True Life Blues – The Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
13David Grisman, Peter Rowan Travelin' This Lonesome Road True Life Blues – The Songs of Bill Monroe Amazon
14Bill Monroe & Kenny Baker Jerusalem's Ridge High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
15The Monroe Brothers Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul? Volume One Amazon
16Ralph Stanley Dad's Old Rocky Field Old Songs & Ballads Amazon
17The Gentlemen of Bluegrass Old Old House Carolina Memories Amazon
18Jim & Jesse Long Journey Home Long Journey Home: Songs of the Stanley Brothers Amazon
19The David Thom Band Home Is Where The Heart Is That Old Familiar Amazon
20David Grisman, John Hartford & Mike Seeger The Old Home Place Retrograss Amazon
21Morris Brothers Salty Dog Blues Legends Of Bluegrass [Disc 3] Amazon
22Kenny Baker/Bobby Osborne Sally Ann World's Greatest Country Fiddlers Amazon
23Earl Scruggs/Foggy Mountain Boys/Lester Flatt Randy Lynn Rag The Essential Earl Scruggs (1 of 2) Amazon
24Doc Watson Shady Grove The Best of Doc Watson: 1964-1968 Amazon
25Ralph Stanley The Fields Have Turned Brown High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
26Laurie Lewis Tall Pines Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
27Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Montana Cowboy Innocent Road Amazon
28Lynn Morris Band The Bramble and the Rose Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
29Alison Krauss & Union Station So Long So Wrong Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
30Ricky Skaggs Lost And I'll Never Find The Way Bluegrass Mountain Style Amazon
31Don Stover Paddy On The Turnpike Things In Life Amazon
32Grandpa Jones Mountain Dew Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass [Disc 2] Amazon
33Jimmy Martin You Don't Know My Mind Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass [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

Deeper Mississippi John Hurt

Join us as we peer into the music of Mississippi John Hurt, performed by contemporary artists with some bits and pieces of his own music. We’ll also feature some fragments from the original interview conducted by Tom Hoskins in 1963 after some simple sleuthing, in the town of Avalon not far from Hurt’s boyhood home of Teoc, Mississippi. The story of his rediscovery after the sixties folk revival (and Harry Smith’s original Anthology of American Folk Music) is legend. Sit back on a Friday morning and listen in for some of the great music of the minstrel from Teoc

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bruce Cockburn Avalon, My Home Town Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
3Jesse Colin Young Creole Belle Together Amazon
4John Oates Spike Driver Blues Arkansas Amazon
5Doc & Merle Watson Got the Blues (Can't Be Satisfied) Live & Pickin' Amazon
6Bill Morrissey Avalon Blues The Essential Collection Amazon
7Taj Mahal Frankie And Albert The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
8John Hiatt I'm Satisfied Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
9David Johansen Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me Shaker Amazon
10Dave Van Ronk Spike Driver Blues Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk Amazon
11Rhiannon Giddens The Angels Laid Him Away Freedom Highway Amazon
12JL Stiles Trouble I Had All My Days Solo Sessions Amazon
13Taj Mahal Satisfied 'N' Tickled Too The Essential Taj Mahal Amazon
14Chris Smither Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt Honeysuckle Dog Amazon
15John Fahey Requiem for John Hurt Essential John Fahey Amazon
16Big Bill Broonzy Frankie And Johnny Classic African-American Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways) Amazon
17Ben Harper Sliding Delta Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
18Bettye LaVette Nobody's Dirty Business American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 2] Amazon
19Mike Dowling Blue Harvest Blues The Blues Ain't News Amazon
20Rory Block Candy Man Avalon: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
21Lucinda Williams Angels Laid Him Away Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
22Dave Alvin With Dean Schlabowske Louis Collins The Executioners Last Songs, Volume 2 Amazon
23Mississippi John Hurt Chicken Best Of Mississippi John Hurt [Live] Amazon
24John Oates My Creole Belle Arkansas Amazon
25Doc & Merle Watson Stack O'lee Ballads From Deep Gap Amazon
26Mississippi John Hurt Avalon Blues Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 OKeh Recordings Amazon
27Spuyten Duyvil Make Me A Pallet Social Hour Music Amazon

Superstition

Superstition and luck are the topics for our theme show on a Friday night in Sonoma County on community radio. Deeper Roots explores those superstitious topics of charms, clovers, black cats, and numerology this week.  Join Dave Stroud for blues from the Wolf, Lucille Bogan, and Albert King; county star power from Skeets McDonald, Ernest Tubb, and Elvis; plus a lot of special treats including tracks from Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Casey Bill Weldon, Joe Barry, and Larry Campbell. We’ll also be wishing on star power from Cliff Edwards and Petra Haden…and four leaf clover luck from Nick Lucas, Bill Haley, and Al Miller. From the turn of the century to a couple of contemporary sounds.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Chris Thomas King Superstitious Blues Me, My Guitar and the Blues Amazon
3Ernest Tubb Since That Black Cat Passed My Path Yodelling Mad! The Best Of Country Yodelling Vol 1 Amazon
4Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
5Casey Bill Weldon Jinx Blues Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween – Scary Blues & Jazz 1925-1961 Amazon
6Lucille Bogan Superstitious Blues (Hooch House Blues) Complete Recorded Works – Volume 2 Amazon
7Al Miller I Found A Four Leaf Clover (BP 8047, 12923-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
8Bobby "Blue" Bland Friday The 13th Child His California Album Amazon
9Stevie Wonder Superstition Talking Book Amazon
10Dr. John I Been Hoodood Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
11Louis Jordan Somebody Done Hoodooed The Hoodoo Man Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
12Al Reed Hoodoo The Ultimate Rockin' Halloween Party (American Horror Songs 1930s – 1950s) Amazon
13Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Bad Luck If You Don't Know Me By Now Amazon
14Dusty Springfield Spooky Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels Amazon
15Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings Spooky Anyway The Wind Blows Amazon
16Bill Frisell & Petra Haden When You Wish Upon A Star Petra Haden And Bill Frisell Amazon
17Robert Johnson Wish Upon A Star Close Personal Friend Amazon
18Koko Taylor Born Under a Bad Sign The Best of Koko Taylor Amazon
19Larry Campbell Bad Luck Charm Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Amazon
20Elvis Presley Good Luck Charm Elvis' Golden Records (Volume 3) Amazon
21Joe Barry Four Leaf Clover I'm a Fool to Care: The Complete Recordings 1958-1977, Vol. 1 Amazon
22Bill Haley Four Leaf Clover Blues Rock 'N' Roll Arrives CD1 Amazon
23Nick Lucas I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips Amazon
24Skeets McDonald Looking At The Moon And Wishing On A Star Skeets McDonald – One Classic Album & Singles Collection Amazon
25Cliff Edwards When You Wish upon a Star 40 Your Hit Parade Amazon
26War Spill the Wine Remember the Titans: An Original Walt Disney Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000 Film) Amazon
27Johnny Otis & Marci Lee Casting My Spell on You Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween – Scary Blues & Jazz 1925-1961 Amazon
28Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
29William Bell Born Under A Bad Sign This Is Where I Live Amazon
30Billy Boy Arnold Cell No. 13 Blues Billy Boy Arnold Sings: Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
31Brownie McGhee Secret Mojo Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween – Scary Blues & Jazz 1925-1961 Amazon
32Screamin' Jay Hawkins I Put a Spell on You Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween – Scary Blues & Jazz 1925-1961 Amazon

The Old Chisholm Trail

Songs about moonlight on the trail this week. We revisit songs about Old Paint, cowpokes, outlaws, and the wide expanse of the range in this week’s show. Tradition, temperance, and memories of the Red River Valley with Michael Martin Murphey, Jimmie Driftwood, Rex Allen, Powder River Jack (featuring Kitty Lee), and many more cowboys from Hollywood and the old Navajo Trail. Storytelling and nostalgic novelties, most elevating the hardscrabble life of the West to a Disney featurette. Right here on Sonoma County community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Norman Luboff Choir Shenandoah Songs of the South and Songs of the Sea Amazon
3Gene Autry Tumbling Tumbleweeds Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 1] Amazon
4Gene Autry Back In the Saddle Again Don't Fence Me In:Western Music Early Golden Era Amazon
5The Western Flyers Along The Navajo Trail Wild Blue Yonder Amazon
6Marty Robbins The Strawberry Roan Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Amazon
7Duane Eddy Streets of Laredo Rebel Rouser Amazon
8Ernest Tubb The Yellow Rose Of Texas Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours Amazon
9Gene Autry & Jimmy Long The Yellow Rose Of Texas American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 2] Amazon
10Marty Robbins Red River Valley All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
11Johnny Bond Red River Valley History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 9 Amazon
12Roy Rogers & Dale Evans The Old Chisholm Trail 16 Great Songs Of The Old West Amazon
13Ken Curtis & The Sons of the Pioneers Home On The Range The Cowboy Album Amazon
14Ken Maynard Home On The Range When I Was A Cowboy, Volume 2 Amazon
15Judy Canova Along The Navajo Trail (Radio) Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West Cd 1 Amazon
16The Sons Of The Pioneers Along The Santa Fe Trail Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
17Rex Allen Riding Down To Mexico The Last of The Great Singing Cowboys Amazon
18Johnny Bond Goodbye Old Paint Standard Transcriptions Amazon
19Cisco Houston I Ride An Old Paint The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
20Michael Martin Murphey I Ride An Old Paint/Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo/Git Along Little Doggies Cowboy Songs Amazon
21Eddy Arnold Cattle Call Stampede! Western Music's Late Golden Era Amazon
22Roy Rogers & The Sons Of The Pioneers Blue Shadows On The Trail (From Walt Disney's "Melody Time") Country Legends Amazon
23Ken Maynard Lone Star Trail Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
24Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) Strawberry Roan Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
25Wilmer Watts And The Lonely Eagles Sleepy Desert Gastonia Gallop – Cotton Mill Songs & Hillbilly Blues 1927-1931 Amazon
26Carson Robison's Buckaroos Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
27Crowder Brothers Wild West Rambler When I Was A Cowboy: Early American Songs Of The West, Classic Recordings From The 1920's & 30's. Vol. 1 Amazon
28Powder River Jack, Kitty Lee Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail When I Was A Cowboy: Early American Songs Of The West, Classic Recordings From The 1920's & 30's. Vol. 1 Amazon
29Jimmie Driftwood Billy The Kid Americana, Vol. 2 Amazon
30Don Edwards Sam Bass Saddle Songs (1 of 2) Amazon
31The Light Crust Doughboys Oh Susannah Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 1] Hot Mama Stomp) Amazon
32Tex Ritter My Darling Clementine Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon
33Tex Ritter Chisholm Trail High Noon Amazon
34Roy Rogers & Dale Evans The Streets Of Laredo 16 Great Songs Of The Old West Amazon
35Roy Rogers & Dale Evans With Frank Worth & His Orchestra Happy Trails Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] 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.

No.
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

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.

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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

Songs of John Hiatt

From the ‘pink bedroom’ and edgy alternative to blues and country, R&B and everything in between…John Hiatt’s catalog of recordings is only surpassed by the library of his songs penned over the past fifty years. We’ll take a look back, primarily focusing on covers from his contemporaries; names like Rosanne Cash, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Rodriguez, and Buddy Guy are but just a small sampling of the performers we’ll hear from on another Friday evening on Sonoma County community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Hiatt Crossing Muddy Waters Crossing Muddy Waters Amazon
3Buddy Guy Feels Like Rain Feels Like Rain Amazon
4Emmylou Harris Icy Blue Heart Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
5Rosanne Cash The Way We Make a Broken Heart Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
6Jo-El Sonnier I'll Never Get Over You Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
7Flaco Jiminez Across The Borderline featuring John Hiatt (Album Version) Partners Amazon
8Terrance Simien It Hasn't Happened Yet Rollin' into Memphis: Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
9Carrie Rodriguez Big Love Love and Circumstances Amazon
10Rosanne Cash It Hasn't Happened Yet Retrospective Amazon
11John Hiatt Cry Love Walk On Amazon
12Kelly Willis Drive South Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
13Bonnie Raitt Lover's Will [Radio Edit Version] The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003 [US] Amazon
14Commander Cody Commander Cody-Tennessee Plates Dopers, Drunks and Everyday Losers Amazon
15Gregg Allman Memphis in the Meantime Searching for Simplicity Amazon
16Marshall Crenshaw Someplace Where Love Can't Find Me Good Evening Amazon
17Nick Lowe She Don't Love Nobody Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
18Dave Edmunds I Got Your Number Closer to the Flame Amazon
19Iggy Pop Something Wild Brick by Brick Amazon
20Mitch Ryder Where Is the Next One Coming From? Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
21Asleep at the Wheel This Is the Way We Make a Broken Heart Pasture Prime Amazon
22Rodney Crowell She Loves the Jerk Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt Amazon
23Rosanne Cash Pink Bedroom Retrospective Amazon
24John Hiatt Your Love Is My Rest Walk On Amazon
25Joe Cocker Have a Little Faith in Me Ultimate Collection Amazon
26John Hiatt Real Fine Love Stolen Moments Amazon
27The Band Bound By Love Jubilation Amazon
28John Hiatt Master of Disaster [2005] Master of Disaster Amazon

Back on the Farm

The farmer, the farm, and songs of farming are at the core of this week’s theme show. Whether the songs’ focus is that of the hard-working folk of the farm, the raw materials, or the nostalgic reminders of life on the farm, we’ll push forward the playlist plough and take you to the barn for an early morning celebration with performers including bluegrass from James King, gritty Americana from Levon Helm and Bill Neely, core country from Bobby Bare and Porter Wagoner, or maybe some field recordings from the 20s featuring the likes of the Carolina Tar Heels…all of this music going Back On The Farm.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Stuart/Merle Haggard Farmer's Blues Country Music Amazon
3Freeman Stowers Sunrise On The Farm Sinners and Saints: Complete Recorded Works 1926-1931 Amazon
4Bill Frisell Farmer Disfarmer Amazon
5Levon Helm Poor Old Dirt Farmer Dirt Farmer Amazon
6Bill Neely Black Land Farmer 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
7James King Thirty Years of Farming Bluegrass Number 1's: A Collection of Chart-Topping Songs Amazon
8Junior Sisk with Becky Isaacs Bowman and Sonya Isaacs Yeary The Wheat Crop Mac Wiseman – I Sang The Song Amazon
9Lemuel Jones Po' Farmer (Poor Farmers) Field Recordings, Vol. 1: Virginia (1936-1941) Amazon
10Peter Rowan Let the Harvest Go To Seed Bluegrass Boy Amazon
11Carolina Tar Heels Got The Farm Land Blues Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads Amazon
12Cisco Houston Farmer's Lament The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
13J.E. Mainer & The Mountaineers (With Morris Herbert) 17 Living On The Farm The Legendry J.E. Mainer, Volume 4 Amazon
14Walter Brennan Old Rivers Old Rivers Amazon
15The Bently Boys Down On Penny's Farm Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads Amazon
16Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur Down on Penny's Farm Penny's Farm Amazon
17The Four Wanderers Farmer's Life For Me Black Vocal Groups Vol. 9 (1929-1942) Amazon
18Ben & Ellen Harper Farmer's Daughter Childhood Home Amazon
19Bobby Bare The Farmer Feeds Us All Hard Time Hungrys Amazon
20Porter Wagoner The Farmer and the Lord 20 All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
21Paula Brown Farm Hollers Hollerin' Amazon
22Warren Caplinger's Cumberland Mountain Entertainers McDonald's Farm (1928) Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time, And End Time Music, 1923-1936 Amazon
23Bubby Bishop I Want To Go Back To The Farm The Great Vintage Country Amazon
24Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) On A Little Two Acre Farm Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
25Goose Island Ramblers I Worked For a Farmer Polkabilly Amazon
26Buster Carter & Preston Young A Lazy Farmer Boy Before The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
27Rosetta Howard Plow Hand Blues [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
28Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys I'll Reap My Harvest In Heaven King of Country Music [Disc 3] : Fireball Mail Amazon
29Fiddlin' John Carson Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Them All [Remastered 2003] Poor Man's Heaven – Blues And Tales Of The Great Depression – When The Sun Goes Down Series Amazon
30Ray Wylie Hubbard After the Harvest Crusades of the Restless Nights Amazon
31Dry Branch Fire Squad Devil, Take The Farmer 481 Bluegrass Class of 1990 Amazon
32Glen Campbell Arkansas Farmboy Adios Amazon
33Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies When It's Harvest Time, Sweet Angeline Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 4 : Keep a Knockin' Amazon
34Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs With Mother Maybelle Carter The Homestead On The Farm [Album Version] Songs Of The Famous Carter Family Amazon