Category Archives: Free Form

Dope Head Blues

It’s one of the novelty topics but that’s only whistling in the graveyard now, isn’t it? An episode of vipers and wild nights backstage, a reflection of the party atmosphere and the debauchery that would often take place after long nights of performing and jiving. We’ll also touch on the devil’s weed, as it was once known before the recognition of Victorian sensibilities was ejected in favor of common sense. The music will include primarily blues and jazz but we’ll also dip into some later novelty sounds to keep us all honest with the topics of coke, opium, marijuana, and pills on the agenda. Sweet bath house sounds from Bette Midler, wistful sounds from Phil Lawrence and Dan Hicks take center stage alongside the music of The Cats & The Fiddle, Fats Waller, Barney Bigard, and Cab Calloway. Quite a lineup and quite a topic surrounded by junkies, reefers, hadacol concoctions, and mellow stuff…so we hope you’ll drop by on a Friday morning in Sonoma County.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Mabon Got To Have Some I'm The Fixer : The Best Of The USA Records Sessions Amazon
3The Ink Spots That Cat Is High Cocaine Blues Amazon
4The Cats & The Fiddle Killin' Jive The Very Best Of Amazon
5The Spirits of Rhythm Junk Man Cocaine Blues Amazon
6Cleo Brown The Stuff Is Here And It's Mellow The Legendary Cleo Brown Amazon
7Champion Jack Dupree Junker's Blues ABC Of The Blues Vol 6 Amazon
8Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Junco Partner Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll – The Anthology 1938-1953 Amazon
9Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks Long Comma Viper The Blue Thumb Years 1971-1973 Amazon
10Phil Lawrence Viper's Dream Mandolin Heaven Amazon
11Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys You're a Viper Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
12Louis Armstrong Song Of The Vipers [Album Version] Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 Amazon
13Lalo Guerrero Marihuana Boogie Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
14Bette Midler Marahuana Songs For The New Depression Amazon
15Julia Lee Marijuana Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
16Fats Waller The Reefer Song Last Testament His Final Recor Amazon
17Barney Bigard Sextet Sweet Marihuana Brown The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
18Larry Adler Smoking Reefers The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
19Johnny Price Marijuana, The Devil Flower Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
20Johnny Cash Leave That Junk Alone The Man In Black 1954-1958 [Disc 2] Amazon
21Hot Lips Page Feelin' High And Happy Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
22Ella Fitzgerald When I Get Low I Get High Cryin' Mood Amazon
23Cab Calloway Kickin' The Gong Around The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
24Julia Lee Pipe Dreams Kansas City Star [Disc 5] Amazon
25Tampa Red That Stuff Is Here Tampa Red The Guitar Wizard Amazon
26Cedar Creek Sheik Don't Use That Stuff Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice Amazon
27Dick Justice Cocaine Rough Guide To The Blues Songsters Amazon
28Reverend Gary Davis Cocaine Blues Blues And Ragtime Amazon
29Charley Jordan Just A Spoonful Cocaine Blues Amazon
30Slim & Slam Chinatown, My Chinatown Cocaine Blues Amazon
31Dr. John Junko Partner The Ultimate Dr. John Amazon
32The Treniers Hadacole (That's All) They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon

Mean Old World

This week’s show is a free form collection of songs from early, middle and late, all blending tradition, pop, rock ‘n roll, soul, and so much more. Little themes and big ones that bring out the best in us and some old favorites as well. Tune in on Friday at 9 for Deeper Roots and we’ll give you some Mills Brothers, John Prine, Ivory Joe Hunter and John Sebastian…oh yes, a little Bo Diddley and some Bette Davis thrown in. Community Radio in Sonoma County is all about eclectic, non-commercial entertainment with voices of your community there to bring you home. It’s a mean old world but it’s also a big, old goofy one and we’ve got the sounds this week on Deeper Roots to prove it.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers Mean Old World The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
3Jorma Kaukonen & Tom Hobson I Am The Light Of This World Quah [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
4Lucinda Williams Sweet Old World Sweet Old World Amazon
5Johnny Burnette Big Big World 25 Greatest Hits Amazon
6John Prine It's a Big Old Goofy World The Missing Years Amazon
7Los Lobos We Belong Together La Bamba Amazon
8The Mills Brothers Sixty Seconds Got Together Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
9Campus Kids Managua, Nicaragua The Groups Sing [Disc 2] Amazon
10Carmen Miranda Chica Chica Boom Chic The Very Best of Carmen Miranda Amazon
11Sue Foley Cuban Getaway Antone's Women: Bringing You the Best in Blues Amazon
12Dean Martin Memories Are Made Of This Crush On You Amazon
13Nick Lowe Sensitive Man The Old Magic Amazon
14Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan Tennessee Bird Walk Hard To Find 45s On CD: Pop & Country Classics Amazon
15John Sebastian Red-Eye Express The Best Of John Sebastian Amazon
16Dan Penn Don't Lose Your Good Thing The Fame Recordings Amazon
17Ivory Joe Hunter Since I Met You Baby Since I Met You Baby Amazon
18Ollie & The Nightingales I Got A Sure Thing Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
19The Spinners It's A Shame The Very Best Of Amazon
20Ann Cole Got My Mo-Jo Working (But It Just Won't Work On You) Jump, Jive & Swing Amazon
21Nat King Cole Mona Lisa 30 Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
22Dinning Sisters Oh Monah Almost Sweet And Gentle [Disc 1] Amazon
23Bo Diddley Mona Living The Blues – Chicago Blues Giants Amazon
24Bette Davis They're Either Too Young Or Too Old -from Thank Your Lucky Stars Warner Brothers 75 Years of Film Music (2) Amazon
25The Prisonaires All Alone And Lonely The Prisonaires – Just Walkin' In The Rain Amazon
26John Prine With Dolores Keane It's A Cheating Situation In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
27Elvis Presley Viva Las Vegas 2nd To None Amazon
28Jo Stafford I Love You You Belong To Me Amazon
29Boswell Sisters I Thank You Mr. Moon Boswell Sisters Amazon
30Boswell Sisters Stop the Sun Stop the Moon Boswell Sisters Amazon
31Bill Kirchen Valley of the Moon (Album) Word To The Wise Amazon

The River In Music

There are no more essential metaphors to be had in the American story than that of the river. The river is nature’s alliance with mankind and its muse in prose, poetry and song. It is the stuff of dreams, the movement of the clock in Her terms, the news of the day when the banks are breached, and the symbol of biblical ventures of time and home. So we’ll be taking to the river on a Friday in July to feel the warmth of the surface knowing full well that the undercurrent is treacherous and cold beneath the hull. Music this week includes the stories of the Great Flood of 1927 with Barbecue Bob, the baptismal elements from Alison Krauss and Irma Thomas, Central Valley memories from Dave Alvin by way of Merle Haggard, and the poetry of river sounding chants and Paul Robeson’s muscle. Tune in as we drift our way down the Mississippi and beyond on Friday morning on Deeper Roots.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marilyn Monroe River Of No Return The Essential Marilyn Monroe Amazon
3Charles Colman & William Eaton River Sounding Chant 5- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
4Paul Robeson Ol' Man River American Songbook Series: Jerome Kern Amazon
5Marian Anderson Deep River Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 1] Amazon
6Mavis Staples In The Mississippi River (Cd) We'll Never Turn Back Amazon
7Johnny Cash Big River Original Greatest Hits Amazon
8The Carter Family River Of Jordan The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 1] Amazon
9Alison Krauss Down to the River to Pray O Brother, Where Art Thou? Amazon
10Delmore Brothers Happy on the Mississippi Shores Brown's Ferry Blues Amazon
11Tennessee Ernie Ford with Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Billy May River Of No Return Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 7 – Capitol Goes To The Movies – 1944-55 Amazon
12Louis Armstrong & All His Stars Lazy River The Complete Decca Studio Recordings Of Louis Armstrong And The All Stars [Disc 3] Amazon
13Snooks Eaglin Going to the River Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
14Fats Domino Going to the River This Is Gold Disc 1 Amazon
15Dr. John Back By The River Mos' Scocious: The Dr. John Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
16Robert Hicks Mississippi Heavy Water Blues People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
17Slocan Ramblers Mississippi Heavy Water Blues Queen City Jubilee Amazon
18Joe Shores Mississippi Sounding Calls [A-1] Field Recordings, Vol. 3: Mississippi (1936-1942) Amazon
19Jimmie Rodgers Miss The Mississippi And You Recordings 1927 – 1933 [Disc 5] Amazon
20Leon Redbone Mississippi River Blues Double Time Amazon
21Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra Swanee River Swingsation: Jimmie Lunceford Amazon
22Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers One More River The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
23Irma Thomas With Henry Butler River Is Waiting Putumayo Presents Rhythm & Blues Amazon
24John Fogerty River Is Waiting Revival Amazon
25Dave Alvin Kern River West of the West Amazon
26Doc Watson Moody River Memories Amazon
27Doc & Merle Watson Deep River Blues Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues Amazon
28Jorma Kaukonen Red River Blues Blue Country Heart Amazon
29Johnny Rivers Big River The Memphis Sun Recordings Amazon
30The New Christy Minstrels Mighty Mississippi Ramblin' Amazon
31Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Red River Valley 16 Great Songs Of The Old West Amazon

Music From The Band

Americana fusion from the Canadian border to the rolling hills of Arkansas: roots music from a musical collective built on a foundation made up of many different legs: blues, rock, folk, Civil War stories, burnished antiques found alongside the two-lane highways of mid-century and tradition from the kitchen. Their songs were anchored by deeper roots. There are few that could speak musically to all of these and all of their connecting tissue, but The Band (Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson) made it seem easy. From their early years as The Hawks backing Ronnie Hawkins to being the electric behind Bob Dylan’s Judas performance in the UK, and then The Last Waltz. There were tragedies both light and heavy that foretold a demise as predictable as the appearance of Halley’s Comet. Join us in a reflection of their music on a Friday morning in Sonoma County on KOWS Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Robbie Robertson When The Night Was Young How To Become Clairvoyant Amazon
3The Band Will The Circle Be Unbroken (non-lp track) A Musical History [Disc 1] Amazon
4The Levon Helm Band Anna Lee Newport Folk Festival 8/3/2008 Amazon
5Rick Danko When I Get My Just Rewards Cryin' Heart Blues Amazon
6Bob Dylan & The Band The Weight Before The Flood [Live] [Disc 2] Amazon
7Joan Baez The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Hits: Greatest & Others Amazon
8The Band Acadian Driftwood Northern Lights-Southern Cross Amazon
9Bob Dylan & The Band Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood) The Basement Tapes [Disc 2] Amazon
10Bob Dylan & The Band Million Dollar Bash The Basement Tapes [Disc 1] Amazon
11Rick Danko It Makes No Difference Live Anthology Amazon
12Emmylou Harris & The Band Evangeline Duets Amazon
13The Band Stage Fright The Last Waltz [Rhino Box Set] Disc 1 Amazon
14Ronnie Hawkins/The Band Who Do You Love? The Last Waltz [Rhino Box Set] Disc 1 Amazon
15Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Havana Moon Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Amazon
16Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks Hey Boba Lou The Best of Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks Amazon
17The Band Stand Up High On The Hog Amazon
18Levon Helm False Hearted Lover Blues Dirt Farmer Amazon
19Warren Haynes With The All Star Band And Rami Jaffee The Shape I'm In (with The All Star Band & Rami Jaffee) (2013) Love For Levon Amazon
20The Band,Bob Clearmountain Time to Kill – Remix / 2020 Stage Fright (Deluxe Remix 2020) Amazon
21The Band Life Is a Carnival Cahoots Amazon
22Levon Helm Tennessee Jed Electric Dirt Amazon
23The Band Twilight (Single Version) Islands [Remastered] Amazon
24Bob Dylan I Shall Be Released Before The Flood [Disc 1] Amazon
25Levon Helm Money Levon Helm Amazon

Windy and Warm

This morning’s show takes a free form journey across that long grey ribbon of America’s roots highways. We’ll be sharing a coast-to-coast collection of sounds including surf sounds, a tincture of Mose Allison, swamp gold from Cookie and the Cupcakes, folk sounds of Pete Seeger and Malvina Reynolds, forties pop sounds of Johnny Mercer, and highlights from a songwriter you may never have heard of but who made a profound impact across the board: John D. Loudermilk. dusty digital bins. Join Dave Stroud for an eclectic blend of classic soul, folk, rock, jazz, blues, and country on a Friday morning brought to you live from the KOWS studios in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Doc Watson Windy and Warm The Best of Doc Watson: 1964-1968 Amazon
3Barbara Lynn Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
4Etta James One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) The Essential Etta James [Disc 1] Amazon
5Dinah Washington This Bitter Earth The Essential Dinah Washington: The Great Songs Amazon
6Mose Allison You Call It Joggin' Allison Wonderland: Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
7Robert Johnson Come on in My Kitchen The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 1 Amazon
8Crosby, Stills & Nash 49 Bye-Byes Crosby, Stills & Nash Amazon
9Louis Armstrong Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
10John D. Loudermilk Everybody Knows Blue Train Amazon
11Pete Seeger Coyote, My Little Brother God Bless The Grass Amazon
12Malvina Reynolds Little Boxes Folk, Gospel & Blues Will The Circle Be Unbroken Disk 2 Amazon
13Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
14Cookie & The Cupcakes I Cried Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
15The Fabulous Thunderbirds Mathilda Essential Fabulous Thunderbirds Amazon
16The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Ultimate Collection Amazon
17John Prine If I Could Live on Tour Amazon
18Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers Feat. Jo Stafford Personality Capitol Collectors Series Amazon
19Lloyd Price Stagger Lee Sound Of The City, The – New Orleans [UK] Disc 1 Amazon
20Sir Douglas Quintet She's About A Mover Best Of Sir Douglas Quintet Amazon
21Terry Stafford Suspicion Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1964 Amazon
22Bruce Springsteen Johnny Bye-Bye Tracks [Disc 2] Amazon
23Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell The Chess Box Disc 2 Amazon
24The Beach Boys Surfin' U.S.A. Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
25Jerry Lee Lewis/Ringo Starr Sweet Little Sixteen Last Man Standing Amazon
26Dave Edmunds Here Comes the Weekend The Anthology (1968-1990) Disc 1 Amazon
27Elvis Presley Paralyzed 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong: Elvis' Gold Records – Volume 2 Amazon
28Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers All That Oil in Texas Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
29The Four Clefs I Like Pie, I Like Cake Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Glenn Miller & His Orchestra A String of Pearls The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
31The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream Daydream [Original LP] Amazon
32The Youngbloods Get Together Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods Amazon
33Nina Simone Feeling Good Compact Jazz Amazon
34Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire Country: The American Tradition [Disc 2] Amazon

Bob at 80

Bob Dylan’s turning the big eight-ohhh my God! Born on May 24, 1941 “with a name that means nothing and an age that means less”, he’s being honored in Minnesota (given his boyhood home of Hibbing) with a year long celebration. But it won’t be just the state whose motto from the French translates to “The star of the North”, but a good part of world will also be taking part. While prickly and, at times, difficult to translate, his words have formed images from the metrics of gospel, protest, and a cynic’s wrath to sonnet-like love songs and dirges that would bend even the ears of T. S. Eliot or Auden. He is the bard of a generation whose metal art and endeavors in the art of whiskey underscore eight decades that spell a true renaissance man. We’ll touch on two hours of Dylan’s music this week on Deeper Roots.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Dylan Song To Woody No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7) [Disc 1] Amazon
3Bob Dylan Mississippi The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs [Disc 1] Amazon
4Ian & Sylvia Tomorrow Is A Long Time Four Strong Winds Amazon
5Earl Scruggs & Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline Rag Dylan Country Amazon
6Bob Dylan New Morning [With Horn Section Overdubs] Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 [Disc 2] Amazon
7Bob Dylan Talkin' New York Bob Dylan Amazon
8Joan Baez It's All Over Now, Baby Blue From The Coffeehouse Amazon
9Peter, Paul & Mary Blowin' In The Wind The Very Best Of Peter, Paul And Mary Amazon
10The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man 20 Number Ones Amazon
11Johnny Cash It Ain't Me Babe Dylan Country Amazon
12Bob Dylan If Dogs Run Free New Morning Amazon
13Bob Dylan Po' Boy Love and Theft Amazon
14Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 MTV Unplugged Amazon
15Bob Dylan You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Blood on the Tracks Amazon
16Bob Dylan Shelter from the Storm [Take 2] More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 Amazon
17Bob Dylan Everything Is Broken Oh Mercy Amazon
18Bob Dylan Things Have Changed Lovesick Amazon
19The Band When I Paint My Masterpiece A Musical History [Disc 4] Amazon
20Bob Dylan Man in the Long Black Coat Chronicles, Vol. 1 Amazon
21Bob Dylan Duquesne Whistle Tempest Amazon
22Bob Dylan Goodbye Jimmy Reed Rough And Rowdy Ways [Disc 1] Amazon
23Bob Dylan My Blue Eyed Jane The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute Amazon
24Bob Dylan Feat. Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, George Harrison My Back Pages Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
25Bob Dylan Man Gave Names To All The Animals Slow Train Coming Amazon

Post-War Rhythm & Jive

Somewhere sandwiched between pre-war big band and swing and the rock n’ roll era that erupted in the early fifties, there was foretelling in the sounds of post-war rhythm and blues, honkers and shouters, and jump bands. This week’s show will explore the sounds of post-war with Louis Jordan’s Tympany Five, Bull Moose Jackson, Babs Gonzales, Wynonie Harris, Amos Milburn and a couple dozen others. To say the burner was hot is misunderstanding the situation: it was red hot. Our morning show will have your toes tappin’, your fingers snappin’, and your hips shakin’ as the sounds of post-war rhythm in blues takes you into another Spring day here in Sonoma County. Join in the fun!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Wild Bill Moore (vocal: Scatman) Rock 'N' Roll Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
3Louis Jordan Ain't That Just Like a Woman Number Ones Amazon
4Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Hungary Man The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
5Buster Bennett Rockin' My Blues Away Chronological Buster Bennett (1945-1947) Amazon
6Bull Moose Jackson Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
7The Charioteers Viddle de Vop Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 2: Viddle de Vop Amazon
8T-Bone Walker T-Bone Shuffle Living The Blues: Blues Greats Amazon
9Louis Jordan Caldonia The Rough and Rowdy Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1 Amazon
10Jake Porter Safronia Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
11Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends Mama Don't Allow Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll Vol 2 [Disc 13] Amazon
12Babs' Three Bips & A Bop (Babs Gonzales) Oo-Pa-Pa-Da Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
13Pearl Bailey The Hucklebuck Chronological Pearl Bailey (1947-1950) Amazon
14Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Gonna Send You Where I Got You From Mercury B&R Story '45-'55 – [Disc 1]: Midwest Blues V1 Amazon
15Bull Moose Jackson Keep You're Big Mouth Shut Bad Man Jackson Amazon
16The King Porter Orchestra Chittlin' Ball Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
17Nellie Lutcher He's a Real Gone Guy Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
18Cleo Brown Cleo's Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
19Ella Mae Morse A Little Further Down The Road A Piece Singles 2 Amazon
20Julia Lee Oh Chuck It Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
21Cab Calloway The Calloway Boogie Jukebox Hits 1930-1950 Amazon
22Wynonie Harris All She Wants To Do Is Rock All She Wants To Do Is Rock Amazon
23Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Chicky-Mo, Craney Crow Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 1947 – 1949 Amazon
24Butch Stone & His Orchestra I Got News For You Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
25Amos Milburn Amos' Boogie Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
26Blue Lu Barker A Little Bird Told Me From The Vaults, Vol 2. 1943-1944 Amazon
27Nellie Lutcher He Sends Me Oxford American 10th Anniversary Southern Music CD [Disc 2] "Past Masters" [2008] Amazon
28Betty Hall Jones Learn To Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
29Mabel Scott Googie Woogie Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
30Tiny Davis & Her Orchestra How About That Jive Jumpin' The Blues:MCA Label(ACE CD) Amazon
31Bull Moose Jackson Watch My Signals The Rough and Rowdy Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1 Amazon
32Doc Pomus My Good Pott Singer & Songwriter Amazon
33Wynonie Harris Good Rockin' Tonight Complete Jazz Series 1947 – 1949 Amazon
34Little Willie Littlefield Hello Kats Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon

Honey Don’t

Don’t tell me…it’s theme time but with the negative bent. No, no, no, honey don’t. This week’s show takes on songs of which there is no reduced supply chain: songs that ask us ‘not to’. A somewhat obscure theme, no question, but it’s all about the message after all. We’ll hear a variety of genres this week, all with their warnings prefaced with the contraction “don’t”. We’ll hear from Elvis (a favorite of the idiom), Blue Lu Barker, Julia Lee, Charles Brown, Buddy Emmons, and those representing doo wop, country, early rock, and Americana. All of this coming your way on our first show of May 2021, a rebroadcast of a KOWS show recorded live from the KOWS studios, located in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa. Don’t get defensive, it’s all in fun.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Carl Perkins Honey Don't American Roots of the British Invasion Amazon
3Johnny Cash Don't Go Near The Water Ragged Old Flag Amazon
4Elvis Presley Don't Cry Daddy 2nd To None Amazon
5Elvis Presley Don't Elvis Is Back! Amazon
6Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley (8 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles) Amazon
7Fats Domino Don't Come Knockin' They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
8Billy Tate Don't Call My Name (Peacock 1671) R&B Humdingers Volume 11 Amazon
9Shirelles Don't Go Home (My Little Darlin') The Shirelles Amazon
10Lowell Fulson Don't Be So Evil Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
11Muddy Waters Don't Go No Farther The Definitive Collection Amazon
12Blue Lu Barker Don't You Make Me High Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon
13Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Don't Come Too Soon Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
14Etta James Don't Cry Baby The Essential Etta James [Disc 1] Amazon
15Bee Arnold Don't Do It Daddy Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
16Continentals Don't Do It Baby Talkin' Trash: Lookey Dookey Amazon
17The Drifters Don't Dog Me Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 1] – Jumpin' & Bluesy Amazon
18The Penguins Don't Do It Foot Tappin' And Dance At The Screamin' Festival Vol.4 Amazon
19The Band Don't Do It (Baby Don't You Do It) To Kingdom Come [Disc 2] Amazon
20Charles Brown Don't Get Salty Sugar The Classic Earliest Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
21Ella Fitzgerald Don't Be That Way First Lady of Song Amazon
22June Christy Don't Explain Lady Sings the Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
23Asleep At The Wheel Don't Forget The Trains Collision Course & The Wheel (1977, 78) Amazon
24Grandpa Jones Don't Bring Your Banjo Home Grandpa Jones The Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
25The Sons Of The Pioneers Don't Fence Me In Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
26Bobby Bare Don't Do Like I Done Son Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
27Bobby Bare Jr. Don't Go to Chattanooga A Storm – A Tree – My Mother's Head Amazon
28Solomon Burke Don't Give Up on Me Don't Give Up on Me Amazon
29Nina Simone Don't You Pay Them No Mind Wild Is The Wind/High Priestess Of Soul Amazon
30The Handsome Family Don't Be Scared In the Air Amazon
31J.J. Cale Don't Go To Strangers Naturally Amazon
32Ramones Don't Come Close (Remastered Version ) Road To Ruin: Expanded and Remastered Amazon
33Johnny Burnette Don't Do It The Ballads Of Amazon
34Conway Twitty Don't Cry No More The Rock 'N' Roll Years CD7 Amazon
35Buddy Holly Don't Come Back Knockin' [Album Version] Rave On: The Very Best Of & Amazon

Deeper Soul Tracks

We’re going rare and under-the-radar for the most part this Friday morning, taking time to peek our heads above the surface only a few times. This week we’ve got a collection of mostly unknown soul sounds from some of the classic labels as well as some rare gems from the vaults of labels like Prix and Cash. There will be some vocal powerhouse sounds from Dee Dee Warwick, Jean Wells, Madeline Bell and Darrel Banks. We’ll also share some fun sixties sounds from The Olympics, a special pair of Barbara Lynn and Dee Dee Sharp gems from the Deeper Roots dusty digital bins. Join Dave Stroud on a Friday morning recorded live from the KOWS studios in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2J. J. Jackson But It's Alright But It's Alright Amazon
3Mary Wells When I'm Gone Looking Back 1961-1964 Amazon
4Barbara Lewis How Can I Say Goodbye Hello Stranger: The Best of Barbara Lewis Amazon
5Thelma Jones I Won't Give Up My Man Heavy Soul: Old Town & Barry's Deep Down & Dirty Sides Amazon
6Barbara Lynn You Better Quit It A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
7Barbara Lynn New Kind Of Love A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
8Madeline Bell Mercy Mercy Mercy Bell's A Poppin' Amazon
9Wilson Pickett I'm In Love Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
10Dee Dee Warwick We're Doing Fine Kent's Cellar Of Soul: Volume 2 Amazon
11Bobby Womack Check It Out The Best Of Bobby Womack: The Soul Years Amazon
12Skip Drake Wrapped Around Your Finger Eccentric Soul: The Cash Label Amazon
13Royal Esquires Our Love Used To Be Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label Amazon
14Michael Bell Can't Make It Without You Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label Amazon
15Bobby Womack Baby I Can't Stand It Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
16Andy Mack & The Carltons Do You Wanta Go Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
17Little Stevie Wonder Contract On Love The Great American Soul Book Chapter 1: Any Way You Wanta! Amazon
18Jimmy Hughes You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy (You Really Know How To Make Him Cry) The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1 Amazon
19Barrett Strong Misery Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
20Darrel Banks Our Love (Is In The Pocket) Detroit Sounds Amazon
21The Olympics Baby Do The Philly Dog Northern Soul Originals Amazon
22Joe Tex You Better Get It 25 All Time Greatest Hits Amazon
23William Bell Every Man Oughta Have A Woman The Very Best Of William Bell Amazon
24Chuck Edwards I Need You Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 4 Amazon
25Jean Wells After Loving You Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
26Jean Wells Keep On Doin'It Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
27Dee Dee Sharp (It's Wonderful) The Love I Fe The Best of Dee Dee Sharp Amazon
28Dee Dee Sharp It's A Funny Situation The Best of Dee Dee Sharp Amazon
29Eddie Holman I'm Not Gonna Give Up Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
30Ralph Soul Jackson You Left the Water Running Hall of Fame – Volume 3 Amazon
31Elijah & The Ebonites Pure Soul Eccentric Soul – The Capsoul Label Amazon
32Marjorie Ingram I'm Gonna Start Checking Up On My Man Hall of Fame – Volume 2 Amazon
33Eula Cooper Shake Daddy Shake Let Our Love Grow Higher Amazon
34Etta James Let's Burn Down The Cornfield Enduring Soul Amazon
35Timmy Willis Easy as Saying 1-2-3 Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Taken From Our Vaults, Vol. 1 Amazon

Rolling Along

We’re going to blend all the favorites into a delicious free form stew this morning, looking to the north, south, east and west for our inspiration. Not only do we have some Otis Redding soul, but we’ve also got some traditional blendings from David Johansen, The Devil Makes Three, and some southern fried sounds from James Lee Stanley and John Hammond. A lot of our playlist makes connections: moonlight drives, Memphis tributes, and a lot about our title track ‘rolling along’. I’ve also got a little splash of Frankie Laine for inspiration along those lines. Tune in on a Sonoma County Friday morning for more from the Cherry Street Historic District and the mighty KOWS, streaming to planet earth on kowsfm.com.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Mavericks Rolling Along Brand New Day Amazon
3John Hammond Riding In The Moonlight Southern Fried Amazon
4James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt Moonlight Drive All Wood And Doors Amazon
5The Doors Moonlight Drive Strange Days Amazon
6Raul Malo Moonlight Kiss Lucky One Amazon
7B.B. King & Eric Clapton Riding With The King Riding With The King Amazon
8John Hiatt Book Lovers Riding With the King Amazon
9David Johansen & the Harry Smiths Well, I've Been to Memphis BMW Audiophile Amazon
10J.J. Cale Midnight in Memphis The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
11Charley Crockett That's How I Got to Memphis Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
12Randy Newman Rollin' Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
13Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin' Stone Rollin' – Single Amazon
14Tiny Bradshaw The Train Kept a-Rollin' (Digitally Remastered) The Train Kept a-Rollin' (Digitally Remastered) – Single Amazon
15Various Blazing Saddles Pledge To Hedley Lamarr Audio Sound Clips Amazon
16Frankie Laine Signature / Main Title Blazing Saddles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [40th Anniversary Edition] Amazon
17Frankie Laine Rawhide Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
18Otis Redding I'm Sick Y'All Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Amazon
19Arthur Alexander In The Middle Of It All The Greatest Hits Amazon
20Elvis Presley It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin' From Elvis in Memphis Amazon
21The Devil Makes Three Come On Up to the House Redemption & Ruin Amazon
22The Box Tops The Letter The Classic Sixties: 1967 Amazon
23Eartha Kitt The Memphis Blues The RCA Recordings 1953-1958 Amazon
24Jerry Lee Lewis Night Train To Memphis A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
25Mink Deville You Just Keep Holding On The Mink De Ville Collection Amazon
26Ben E. King Spanish Harlem Poison Ivy – Gems from the Atco Vaults 1959-1962 Amazon
27Cassius Clay Stand by Me Golden Throats, Vol. 2: More Celebrity Rock Oddities Amazon
28Creedence Clearwater Revival It Ain't You Or Me 36 All – Time Greatest Hits 3 CD Set (Disk 3) Amazon
29Kevin Russell Nadine You Don't Know Me Amazon
30John Prine Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian German Afternoons Amazon
31The Staple Singers I'll Take You There The Soul Story, Vol. 2 [Disc 1] Amazon
32Irma Thomas Hurtin' for Certain My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon