Category Archives: Folk and Tradition

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.

No.
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

The Arhoolie Label

There are a handful of record labels that subscribe to the ‘deeper roots’ dogma. And our show tries to cover all of them. But East Bay’s own Arhoolie, whose catalog was recently acquired by Smithsonian Folkways is a very special example, maybe the premiere example, of what it means to dig deeper. Founded in 1960 by Chris Strachwitz, a German transplant who moved to the States in 1947, Arhoolie was founded on the principle that the best music could be found by traveling the backroads. And that is precisely how it got started, with a recording device in his trunk and an ear for the sublime. Join us this Friday evening as we explore just a hint of the music you’ll find on a landmark roots label.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Big Mama Thornton Wade in the Water This Ain't No Mouse Music [Disc 1] Amazon
3Mance Lipscomb Sugar Babe Texas Songster Amazon
4Mance Lipscomb Jack O' Diamonds Texas Songster Amazon
5Snooks Eaglin Mama Don't You Tear My Clothes Country Boy Down In New Orleans Amazon
6K.C. Douglas High Water Rising Mercury Blues Amazon
7Lightnin' Hopkins Lightning Boogie Gold Star Sessions, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Big Joe Williams Shake Your Boogie Shake Your Boogie Amazon
9R.L. Watson & Johnny Woods Praying On The Old Campground & Lonesome Blues Mississippi Delta Blues Jam In Memphis Amazon
10Paramount Singers There's A Leak In This Old Building 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Amazon
11The Campbell Brothers Feat. Katie Jackson I Feel Good 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Amazon
12Sonny Treadway Don't Let The Devil Ride Sacred Steel Guitar Amazon
13Annie Mae & Fred McDowell I'm Going Over The Hill 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Amazon
14Sonny Treadway Amazing Grace Sacred Steel Guitar Amazon
15Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell Texas Law & Justice Amazon
16Bill Neely I'm A Truck Drivin' Daddy Texas Law & Justice Amazon
17Del McCoury Hey, Hey Bartender 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
18Kirk Sutphin Yellow Rose Of Texas Masters of the Banjo Amazon
19Laurie Lewis & Dudley Connell The Johnson Boys Masters of the Banjo Amazon
20The Hodges Brothers Bogue Chito Fling Ding 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
21Rose Maddox Single Girl 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
22Maddox Bros. and Rose I Want to Live and Love This Ain't No Mouse Music [Disc 1] Amazon
23Adolph Hofner Dirty Dog South Texas Swing Amazon
24Lydia Mendoza Amor En Duda First Queen Of Tejano Music Amazon
25Lydia Mendoza A Ti Madre First Queen Of Tejano Music Amazon
26Lydia Mendoza Amor Bonito First Queen Of Tejano Music Amazon
27Don Santiago Jiminez, Sr. La Duena de la Llave Tex Mex Fiesta Amazon
28Flaco Jiminez Un Mojado Sin Licencia This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
29Clifton Chenier Bogalusa Boogie Bogalusa Boogie Amazon
30Savoy Family Band Two-Step de Amede This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
31Pine Leaf Boys Pine Grove Blues This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
32HowellDevine Can't Be Satisfied Modern Sounds of Ancient Juju 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

Deeper Merle Travis

Merle Travis’ influence on country music cannot be ignored. Along with a select few entertainers of the mid-century, he bridged the hillbilly and Appalachian folk institutions to the Golden Age of Country. His influences were not only the ‘picking style’, but also his keen sense of populist stories told from the front lines.  We’ll hear from and early influence, Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers, as well as those he influenced. All songs written by Merle and some performed by Merle himself. Our show will also feature Merle Travis interview excerpts from the sixties.  It’s a Friday morning collection of the very best of Merle Travis.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merle Travis I'll See You In My Dreams The Guitar Picker CD3 (1951-53) Amazon
3Joe Maphis & Merle Travis Alabama Jubilee Country Guitar Thunder (Joe Maphis & Merle Travis 1977-1981) Amazon
4John McEuen Merle Travis Story Live in L.A. Amazon
5The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Cannonball Rag Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 2 Amazon
6The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Dark as a Dungeon Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 1 Amazon
7The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Doc Watson and Merle Travis: First Meeting Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Bonus Tracks] Disc 2 Amazon
8Willie Nelson Dark As A Dungeon Country Music Amazon
9Tennessee Ernie Ford Dark As A Dungeon Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 2] Amazon
10Willie Nelson Sixteen Tons Remember Me, Vol. 1 Amazon
11The Platters Sixteen Tons The Magic Touch: An Anthology Amazon
12James & Bobby Purify 16 Tons The Best Of Amazon
13Hank Penny Merle's Buck Dance Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
14Merle Travis Introduction / Nine Pound Hammer Ash Grove 12/9/1966 Amazon
15The Kentucky Colonels Nine Pound Hammer Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics Amazon
16The Country Gentlemen I Am a Pilgrim On the Road (And More) Amazon
17Johnny Cash Loading Coal [Album Version] Ride This Train Amazon
18Merle Travis Start Even Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
19Merle Travis No Vacancy The Guitar Picker CD1 – Divorce Me C. O. D. Amazon
20Ernest Tubb So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
21Gid Tanner, Clayton McMichen, Riley Puckett, Lowe Stokes, Fate Norris Possum Hunt on Stump House Mountain, Part 1 Lead Kindly Light Amazon
22Bill Frisell Cannonball Rag (Merle Travis) Guitar In The Space Age Amazon
23Johnny Bond Divorce Me C.O.D. Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon
24Tex Ritter Everybody Likes A Little Lovin' High Noon Amazon
25Tex Williams & His Western Caravan Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
26Spade Cooley & His Orchestra Steel Guitar Rag Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley Amazon
27Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys With Merle Travis Wildwood Flower Swing West – vol 2 – Guitar Slingers Amazon
28Merle Travis Philosophy Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
29Merle Travis Too Much Sugar For A Dime Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
30The Everly Brothers Muskrat Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. Disc 1 Amazon
31Doc Watson/Merle Watson Smoke, Smoke, Smoke Black Mountain Rag Amazon
32Tennessee Ernie Ford That's All Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon
33Ricky Skaggs Sweet Temptation Favorite Country Songs Amazon
34Merle Travis When My Baby Double Talks To Me Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
35Merle Travis When Rosie Riccoola Do The Hoola Ma Boola The Guitar Picker CD1 – Divorce Me C. O. D. Amazon

Tragic Country Tales

Tales of lonesome saddles, lost loves, broken hearts, and lonely rooms…a mood, a tone, and short vignettes so common among those themes of country music. We’ve got that and much more in this week’s episode of Deeper Roots. Performances from Grandpa Jones, The Stanley Brothers, Lefty Frizzell, Mel Tillis, and many others, will take us on a ride on a country road, drinking new wine from an old jug. That will also include stories of highway mishaps, the bottom of the bottle, and a mystery of the Tallahatchie Bridge. Friday solemn sounds from the past century on Sonoma County community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobbie Gentry Ode To Billie Joe Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1967 Amazon
3Elvis Presley Don't Cry Daddy Always on My Mind Amazon
4Tammy Wynette D-I-V-O-R-C-E Country Legends Amazon
5Hank Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 24 Greatest Amazon
6Bobby Bare Jeannie4s Last Kiss (1963) All American Boy – CD 2 Amazon
7Doc & Merle Watson The Tragic Romance Ballads From Deep Gap Amazon
8David Grisman w/Alan O'Bryant Tragic Romance Life Of Sorrow Amazon
9Grandpa Jones Tragic Romance Makes The Rafters Ring Amazon
10The Stanley Brothers Tragic Love An Evening Long Ago: Live 1956 Amazon
11Lefty Frizzell The Tragic Letter (& Wayne Raney) 1965 Life's Like Poetry (Disc 3) Amazon
12Red Fox Chasers Wreck On The Mountain Road People Take Warning [Disc 1] – Man Vs. Machine Amazon
13Esco Hankins Wreck on the Highway 1947-1951 (Warped 4732) Amazon
14Vernon Dalhart The Wreck Of The Old '97 American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 1] Amazon
15Lefty Frizzell Long Black Veil Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
16Mel Tillis Life Turned Her That Way 36 All Time Greatest Hits Amazon
17Mary Gauthier Mercy Now Mercy Now Amazon
18Townes Van Zandt Waiting Around to Die Legend: The Very Best Of Townes Van Zandt Amazon
19Vern Gosdin Chiseled in Stone Chiseled in Stone Amazon
20Ray Charles & Willie Nelson Seven Spanish Angels The Many Sides Of Willie Nelson [Cd 3 "Duets"] (1992) Amazon
21James King He Stopped Loving Her Today Three Chords & The Truth Amazon
22Lucinda Williams Sweet Old World Sweet Old World Amazon
23Dwight Yoakam I Sang Dixie Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room Amazon
24Willie Nelson Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Artist's Choice: Sheryl Crow Amazon
25Merle Haggard Sing Me Back Home The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 1] Amazon
26Red Foley Old Shep Smoke on the Water / Hillbilly Fever Amazon
27Walter Brennan Old Rivers Classic Country Great Story Songs [Disc 2] Amazon
28Charlie Louvin Wreck on the Highway Charlie Louvin Sings Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs Amazon
29Doc & Merle Watson The Wreck of The Old #9 Ballads From Deep Gap Amazon
30Faron Young Hello Walls Hello Walls / The Young Approach Amazon
31Merle Haggard If We Make It Through December (2006 Digital Remaster) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
32Johnny Cash Hurt Unearthed, Vol. 5, Best Of Cash On American Amazon

 

Lies and Liars

A notorious theme in our world today. But it’s not like there is a thin line between truth and lies in the end. The line is clearly defined and yet people would rather imagine anything but what is clearly painted before them. Our show today looks at what the worst often looks like. Dirty lies, white lies, poison lies, and all of those falsehoods made in earnest or in self promotion. There are those who proudly wear the color of lies and hate to remind us that vigilance is more important now than ever. Call out the lies. This week, we look at it through the gospel lens with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, swim into the rock oldies pool with The Knickerbockers, swing soft and winsome country with Carl Smith and The Carters, and we’ll also bring in some contemporary sounds including tracks from Mavis Staples, David Olney, and Robert Ellis. I don’t know about you but I’m sick about what’s happening.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mavis Staples We Go High If All I Was Was Black Amazon
3Fats Domino Telling Lies Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 4 Amazon
4Sister Rosetta Tharpe No Room In the Church for Liars Precious Memories Amazon
5Sister Rosetta Tharpe Let That Liar Alone ABC Of The Blues Vol 43 Amazon
6Reverend A. Johnson Let That Liar Pass On By 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon
7Radio Yesterday Lights Out Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
8Martha Fields Southern White Lies Southern White Lies Amazon
9Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands Let That Liar Alone (Featuring Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Harley Eblen & Andrew Conklin) The Hazel and Alice Sessions Amazon
10The Carter Family You Better Let That Liar Alone Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 3) Amazon
11David Olney No Lies One Tough Town Amazon
12Rosalie Allen Hitler Lives Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
13Carl Smith Wicked Lies Kisses Don't Lie Amazon
14The Nashville Bluegrass Band The Biggest Liars in Town Home of the Blues Amazon
15Flatt & Scruggs Poison Lies The Stanley Brothers: Selected Sides 1947-1953 [Disc 2] Amazon
16Les Paul & Mary Ford Lies Bye Bye Blues/Les and Mary Amazon
17Cyndi Lauper Lies A Hat Full Of Stars Amazon
18The Roosevelts Tell Only Lies The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn Amazon
19Ian Gomm Dirty Lies Summer Holiday Amazon
20The Castaways Liar, Liar Good Morning Vietnam [Soundtrack] Amazon
21The Knickerbockers Lies Nuggets Sampler 1965-1968 Amazon
22Tex Grande & His Range Riders Hitler's Reply to Mussolini Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
23Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers Tellin' Lies The Eyes of Texas Amazon
24John Hartford Politic Hamilton Ironworks Amazon
25Mimi & Richard Farina House Un-American Blues Activity Dream Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
26Dar Williams/Doug Wainoris/G.E. Smith/Steve Holley/T-Bone Walk All Men Are Liars Labour of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe Amazon
27J.J. Cale Lies The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
28Frankie Boots And The County Line Pack Of Lies Frankie Boots And The County Line Amazon
29Neko Case Lonely Old Lies The Virginian Amazon
30Johnnie Taylor Running Out Of Lies Lifetime: A Retrospective Of Soul, Blues & Gospel 1956- 1999 [Disc 3] Amazon

Political Science

The winds of social change become the storm from every direction when authoritarianism, tyranny, and facism begin to take shape. And music has always played a part when speaking truth to power. The most important role of an American citizen is to vote. There is no greater enemy than apathy. The songs we share on Deeper Roots today focus on Civil Rights, war for the cause of oil, voting as voice, and the fight for power in the New World Order. Tune in for performances from Phil Ochs, Ben Harper, Drive-By Truckers, Roy Zimmerman, and Iris DeMent on a show that explores some political science in harmony, vocals, and melodies to make a stand.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Roy Zimmerman Real America Real American Amazon
3Jackson Browne The Dreamer The Dreamer Amazon
4Steve Earle with Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark 16 Immigrant Eyes Together at The Bluebird Cafe Amazon
5Steve Earle City Of Immigrants (With Forro In The Dark) Washington Square Serenade Amazon
6Roy Zimmerman My Vote My Voice My Right The Faucet's On Fire Amazon
7Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore There But for Fortune Amazon
8The Byrds Draft Morning The Notorious Byrd Brothers Amazon
9Barry McGuire Eve of Destruction Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1965 Amazon
10Bruce Cockburn If I Had A Rocket Launcher Waiting For A Miracle: Singles 1970-1987 Amazon
11Randy Newman Political Science The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1 Amazon
12Joan Baez The President Sang Amazing Grace Whistle Down the Wind Amazon
13Drive-By Truckers What It Means American Band Amazon
14Drive-By Truckers Guns Of Umpqua American Band Amazon
15Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is Call It What It Is Amazon
16Mavis Staples We Go High If All I Was Was Black Amazon
17Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
18C.O.R.E. Freedom Singers Get Your Rights, Jack Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
19Nina Simone To Be Young, Gifted And Black Forever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs Of Freedom And Spirit Amazon
20The Staple Singers Freedom Highway Freedom Highway Amazon
21The Almanac Singers Dear Mr. President Woody Guthrie And American Folk Giants Amazon
22Woody Guthrie This Land Is Your Land American Roots Music [Disc 3] Amazon
23Joan Baez I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 4] Amazon
24Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 2 Amazon
25Randy Newman Every Man a King Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
26Randy Newman Rednecks Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
27The Blind Boys of Alabama Pray for Peace Almost Home Amazon
28Public Enemy Fight The Power Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music 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

Highway to Heaven

The first of two gospel Friday mornings coming up on Deeper Roots in June. This week, we’ll follow a ‘heavenly’ theme. The Christian vision of afterlife’s reward is expressed in music on a Friday morning in West County (of all places). There will be country and black gospel sounds emanating from the UMC in downtown Sebastopol on KOWS radio as we share performances about heaven including the electric voices of Marion Williams and Marie Knight; the rocking celebration of the good book from Sister Rosetta and Brother Claude Ely; and country gospel enlightenment from Willie and Bobbie Nelson. This one is worth the wait and worth it’s weight in heavenly gold. Tune in!

 

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Thomas A. Dorsey with Alex Bradford It's A Highway To Heaven Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey Amazon
3Fisk Jubilee Singers Shout All Over God's Heaven Recordings In Chonological Order, Vol. 2: 1915-1920 Amazon
4The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir Heaven Belongs To You Shakin' The Rafters Amazon
5The Staple Singers What Are They Doing? (In Heaven Today) Amen/Why Amazon
6Washington Phillips What Are They Doing In Heaven Today Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
7Mahalia Jackson A City Called Heaven Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns Amazon
8Mahalia Jackson Walk Over God's Heaven 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
9Clara Ward When We All Get To Heaven The Very Greatest Amazon
10Sister Rosetta Tharpe Walk All Over To God's Heaven Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
11Original Gospel Stars I Want To Go To Heaven Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
12Blind Gussie Nesbit Canaan's Land When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
13Mother McCollum When I Take My Vacation In Heaven When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
14Willie and Bobbie Nelson When We All Get To Heaven Farther Along Amazon
15Patsy Cline Life's Railway to Heaven Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
16Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys I'll Reap My Harvest In Heaven King of Country Music [Disc 3] : Fireball Mail Amazon
17Alison Krauss & The Cox Family Walk Over God's Heaven New Country December 1994 Amazon
18The Stanley Brothers Angels Are Singing (In Heaven Tonight) [Album Version] The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers Amazon
19Jimmy Martin Little Angels In Heaven Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
20Ethel Davenport & Ehel Davenport Singers Heavenly Express Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
21The Staple Singers On My Way To Heaven Four Classic Albums Amazon
22Blind Gussie Nesbit Pure Religion When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
23Sister Cally Fancy Goin' On To Heaven In The Sanctified Way Goodbye, Babylon – Deliverance Will Come [Disc 2] Amazon
24Sister Rosetta Tharpe Heaven Is Not My Home Vol. 3-1946-47 Complete Record Amazon
25Sister Rosetta Tharpe Beams of Heaven The Original Soul Sister: This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
26Marie Knight Seal Of Heaven Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
27Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes Heaven I Heard So Much About It I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Amazon
28Dorothy Love Coates When I Reach My Heavenly Home The Best Of Dorothy Love Coates And The Original Gospel Harmonettes Amazon
29Marion Williams Sometimes I Ring Up Heaven Packin' Up Amazon
30The Davis Sisters Too Close To Heaven Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 4] Amazon
31The Swan Silvertones Heavenly Light Shine On Me Heavenly Light Amazon
32The Golden Gate Quartet No Restricted Signs (Up in Heaven) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) Amazon
33Brother Claude Ely I Want To Go To Heaven Satan Get Back Amazon
34Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell The Essential Guide To Gospel Amazon

Springtime in Alaska

Winsome sounds from every corner, opening with Johnny Horton and closing somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line with the soul of Barbara Lynn. Today’s show reaches into the jazz bins for something new and old…a Duke Ellington cover by Wynton Marsalis; gospel covers by Nick Lowe, tradition from Bill Monroe, and Johnny Cash along with a number of so-called Cash-a-likes. It’s a free form collection in our Friday morning show from West County. So what’s it all got to do with Alaska, you ask. Not much, only a great song name to suggest cool music and a Friday full of colorful music.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Horton When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below) Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (2 of 2) Amazon
3Bobby Bare Delia's Gone (1965) All American Boy – CD 4 Amazon
4Josh White, Jr. Delia's Gone Classic African-American Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways) Amazon
5David Johansen & The Harry Smiths Delia David Johansen and the Harry Smiths Amazon
6Waylon Jennings Cedartown Georgia Singles Amazon
7Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys In The Pines 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – Best Of Bluegrass Amazon
8Marty Robbins Big Iron All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
9John Prine The Lonesome Friends Of Science The Tree Of Forgiveness Amazon
10Spuyten Duyvil The Cruel War Social Hour Music Amazon
11Madam Edna Gallmon Cooke & The Mount Vernon Men's Choir Angels, Angels, Angels Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
12Nick Lowe Children Go Where I Send Thee Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family Amazon
13Sons Of South Didn't It Rain Children The Best Of Nashboro Gospel Amazon
14Gospel Creators I'm a Child of My God This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM, 1957-1982 Amazon
15The Blind Boys Of Alabama Atom Bomb Atom Bomb Amazon
16The Impressions with the Riley Hampton Orchestra Shorty's Got To Go Bandera Doo Wop Amazon
17Ella Mae Morse Smack Dab In The Middle Best Of The Rockabilly Rockin' Years Amazon
18Big Bill Broonzy You've Changed Four Classic Albums Amazon
19Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Junco Partner Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll – The Anthology 1938-1953 Amazon
20Dr. John Somebody Changed The Lock Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
21Wynton Marsalis Septet Creole Love Call United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas Amazon
22Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Creole Love Call Jazz in the Charts – Disc 7 – 1928 Amazon
23Carlos Zuleta Y Su Conjunto "El Abuelo" Los Bomberos (Cha Cha Cha) Vintage Cuba Selection from EPs Collectors Amazon
24Johnny Cash Waiting For A Train Unearthed, Vol.1: Who's Gonna Cry Amazon
25Johnny Doe Devil Train Cash-A-Likes Amazon
26Bobby Wayne Big Train Cash-A-Likes Amazon
27Dane Stinit Muddy Ole River [Near Memphis Tennessee] Original Sun Recordings Amazon
28Fred Carter (You'll Have To) Come And Get It Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
29Elvis Presley King Creole 2nd To None Amazon
30Jean Wells Your Lovin's Got The Best Of Me (John Morales Mix) Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
31Little Esther Phillips Better Beware Heart to Heart Amazon
32The Chantels Maybe The Best of the Chantels Amazon
33Barbara Lynn Nice And Easy A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
34Joan Baez The President Sang Amazing Grace Whistle Down the Wind Amazon