Category Archives: Free Form

Back to Back Blues

We revisit the blues with some pairings of old and new.  Join Dave Stroud for a selection of classic delta, Chicago, and folk blues from the likes of Robert Wilkins, Elmore James, Magic Slim, and Bukka White. The original classics pair up with updated versions from contemporaries like Sonny Landreth, Jeff Beck, The Allman Brothers, and Rory Block. Blues is the big muddy and the the tributaries flow through vast expanses of cleansing and clarifying. But, unlike those wide rivers like the Mississippi, the tributaries explode into new, deeper channels in the heart of the American landscape.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Turtle Island String Quartet Crossroads A Little on the CD Side Amazon
3Muddy Waters Trouble No More Trouble No More: Singles (1955-1959) Amazon
4The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars Trouble No More (featuring Mick Jagger & Keith Richards) Blues Blues Blues Amazon
5Black Cats And The Kitten Step It Up And Go [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
6Warner Williams With Jay Summerour Step It Up And Go Blues Highway Amazon
7Robert Wilkins That's No Way to Get Along Roots of Rock Amazon
8The Rolling Stones Prodigal Son Beggars Banquet Amazon
9Elmore James One Way Out The Complete Fire And Enjoy Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
10John Hiatt One Way Out All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman Amazon
11Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
12Jeff Beck I Ain't Superstitious Truth Amazon
13Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
14Tom Rush Baby Please Don't Go Town and Country Blues Amazon
15Elmore James Dust My Broom Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
16Sonny Landreth Dust My Broom Bound by the Blues Amazon
17Howlin' Wolf Back Door Man Blues Masters Vol. 6 – Blues Originals Amazon
18John Hammond Backdoor Man The Best Of Amazon
19Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
20Dr. John Wang Dang Doodle The Atco/Atlantic Singles 19681974 Amazon
21Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
22Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
23Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 [Disc 1] Amazon
24Rory Block Parchman Farm Blues Keepin' Outta Trouble: A Tribute to Bukka White Amazon
25Blind Willie McTell Statesboro Blues RCA Record Label: The 1st Note In Black Music [Disc 1] Amazon
26Taj Mahal Statesboro Blues The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
27Robert Johnson Stones in My Passway The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 2 Amazon
28Roy Rogers Stones in My Passway Slide of Hand Amazon
29The Allman Brothers Band Statesboro Blues Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
30The Allman Brothers Band Trouble No More Stand Back: The Anthology Disc 1 Amazon

Jumpin’ Jack

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

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Mae Morse Jumpin' Jack Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
3Ruth Brown Daddy Daddy Atlantic Rhythm And Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
4The Cardinals Wheel Of Fortune Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
5Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
6Dr. John Let's Make A Better World (LP Version) Destively Bonnaroo (US Release) Amazon
7Big Joe Turner Hide and Seek Big Joe Rocks Amazon
8Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Strange Things Happening Everyday The Gospel of Blues Amazon
9The Clara Ward Singers Traveling Shoes Meetin' Tonight! Amazon
10Maria Muldaur Travelin' Shoes Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
11Blind Alfred Reed You Must Unload Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
12Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
13Ray Barretto Y Su Charanga Moderna El Watusi Rock Instrumental Classics Vol. 4: Soul Amazon
14Orlons The Wah-Watusi Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 Disc 1 Amazon
15Ricky Nelson Travelin' Man Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 10 Amazon
16J.J. Cale Travelin' Light Troubadour Amazon
17Billie Holiday w/Paul Whiteman Travelin' Light Capitol Jazz 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
18Nat King Cole Dream A Little Dream Of Me The Nat King Cole Trio: The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions [Disc 3] Amazon
19Bert Kaempfert Wimoweh That Happy Feeling Amazon
20S.A. Solomon Linda'S Original Evening Birds Mbube The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 4: Ethnic Music Classics (1925 – 48) Amazon
21Merle Haggard And The Strangers Travelin' Blues Same Train, A Different Time Amazon
22Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Papa's on the House Top Lost Time Amazon
23Dave Alvin Don't Look Now West of the West Amazon
24John Prine/Susan Tedeschi Color of the Blues For Better, Or Worse Amazon
25George Jones Color Of The Blues The Best Of George Jones: 1955-1967 Amazon
26Steve Earle Hillbilly Highway Guitar Town Amazon
27Steve Earle; The Milk Carton Kids Custer Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited Amazon
28Johnny Cash Understand Your Man 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
29Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Travelin' Playback Disc 6 Amazon
30Dr. John Old Settlers Live at Magfest 2014 Amazon
31Cousin Joe How Come My Dog Don't Bark? …..From New Orleans' Amazon

Leon Redbone Tribute

“The only thing that interests me is history – reviewing the past and making something out of it”. A man after our own heart here at Deeper Roots, shining bright like that old harvest moon. We lost Leon this past week and his family lovingly announced his passing  with the following prose deserving of the mysterious Mr. Redbone: “It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127. He departed our world with his guitar, his trusty companion Rover, and a simple tip of his hat. He’s interested to see what Blind Blake, Emmett, and Jelly Roll have been up to in his absence.” We’ll take some time to honor the music that so inspired this delightful entertainer who elevated the blues, early century pop, and country into a form that extracted the joy of life and bottled like fine wine over the past 40 years. We’ll even reach into the Redbone bins for a handful of delightful covers. A simple tip of our hat to Leon as he crosses to the other shore…

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Leon Redbone If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven Double Time Amazon
3Merle Travis If We Never Meet Again Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
4Emmett Miller I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
5Red Nichols & His Five Pennies The Sheik Of Araby Saints Ramble & Sensation Amazon
6Laurel and Hardy Shine on Harvest Moon The Oxford American Southern Sampler 1999 Amazon
7Nat King Cole Sweet Lorraine The Cocktail Combos [Disc 1] Amazon
8Billie Holiday Feat. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Sugar Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 [Disc 05] Amazon
9Hoagy Carmichael Lazybones Sometimes I Wonder…. Amazon
10Hoagy Carmichael Lazy River Sometimes I Wonder…. Amazon
11Lonnie Johnson He's A Jelly-Roll Baker Tomorrow Night Amazon
12Peetie Wheatstraw Shake That Thing ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 48 Amazon
13Dave Van Ronk Shake That Thing Dave Van Ronk And The Ragtime Jug Stompers Amazon
14Elvis Presley You're A Heartbreaker Elvis – The King Of Rock 'N' Roll – The Complete 50's Masters (CD1) Amazon
15Julia Lee Breeze Kansas City Star [Disc 3] Amazon
16Cowboy Copas Breeze 1954-1958 Amazon
17Leon Redbone Breeze Sugar Amazon
18Rex Griffin Sweet Mama Hurry Home 1935-1936 (Warped 3520) Amazon
19Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy Bouquet Of Roses Hillbilly Fever – Vol. 3: Legends Of Nashville Amazon
20Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 2 : Brownie Special Amazon
21Emmett Miller Lovesick Blues American Yodeling Amazon
22Blind Blake Diddie Wa Diddie (Pm 12888, 15459-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
23Leon Redbone Diddy Wa Diddie Double Time Amazon
24Shirley Temple Polly Wolly Doodle America's Sweetheart Amazon
25Boswell Sisters When I Take My Sugar to Tea Boswell Sisters Amazon
26Paul Specht Sweet Lorraine Static Strut: Hot Dance Rarities 1922-1930 Amazon
27Ruth Etting Shine on, Harvest Moon Art Deco: Lovely Ladies of Stage and Screen Amazon
28Joe Keawe My Little Grass Shack Hapa-Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics – Vintage Hawaiian Treasures: Vol. I Amazon
29Leon Redbone My Little Grass Shack Whistling In The Wind Amazon
30Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel Baby It's Cold Outside Unknown Amazon
31Al Jolson Pretty Baby The Very Best Of Al Jolson Amazon
32Leon Redbone Pretty Baby Sugar Amazon
33Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Amazon
34Leon Redbone Lulu's Back In Town On The Track Amazon

Cajun Two-Step

Back to the bayou once more, but this time with less the rocking rhythms of the mid-to-late century and more with tradition. We pick on the sound of cajun music, celebrating a simple dance style born of early century French/Canadian, African Creole from the Caribbean, and American Country: the two-step. It’s music is full of accordion, fiddle, washboard, bass fiddle, triangle, and percussion of all kinds…giving it a consistently energetic and lively signature. And the dance which is our focus is a simple but expressive one similar to the western two-step…just without the fancy turns and spins.  Our performances include some classics from the early century including Amede Ardoin and Jimmy Newman as well as contemporaries and mid-century legends like Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Al Berard, Michael Doucet, and Louisiana energy from the swamps to Lake Pontchartrain. Tune in!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Taj Mahal Two-Step de Grand Mallet Creole Bred – A Tribute To Creole & Zydeco Amazon
3Savoy Family Band Two-Step de Amede This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
4Amidi Ardoin Amadie Two-Step I'm Never Comin' Back Amazon
5Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys Amedee Two-Step [Cajun] Planet Squeezebox [Disc 1] Amazon
6Jimmy Breaux Perrodin Two-Step Alligator Stomp 5: The Next Generation Amazon
7Sammy Naquin Perrodin Two Step Best of Cajun Instrumentals Amazon
8Michael Doucet Awesome Ossun Two-Step Bayou Deluxe: The Best of Michael Doucet &… Amazon
9The Savoy-Doucet Band High Point Two-Step Alligator Stomp, Vol. 3 Amazon
10Beausoleil Acadian Two-Step Vintage Beausoleil Amazon
11Jimmy Newman Fais Do Do Two Step 1948-1953 (Warped 5060) Amazon
12Jimmy Newman Teiyut Two Step 1948-1953 (Warped 5060) Amazon
13Jerry Jericho Cajun Pete Jingle for Dr. Tichenor At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight (Disc 8) Amazon
14Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers Beau's Cajun Two Step Beau Jocque Boogie Amazon
15Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha-Chas Zydeco Two-Step Creole Bred – A Tribute To Creole & Zydeco Amazon
16Al Berard & The Basin Brothers Le Two-Step De Choupique (Choupique Two-Step) Dans La Louisiane (In Louisiana) Amazon
17Balfa Toujours Two-Step @ Tina Alligator Stomp 5: The Next Generation Amazon
18Aldus Roger Mamou Two-Step Alligator Stomp 3: Cajun Zydeco Classics Amazon
19Bruce Daigrepont Marksville Two-Step Cajun Cookin' [Easy Disc] Amazon
20Rockin Sidney Two Steppin The Two Step The Best Of Louisiana Cajun Classics Amazon
21BeauSoleil Eunice Two-Step L'Amour Ou La Folie Amazon
22Zydeco Force Shaggy Dog Two-Step Alligator Stomp 5: The Next Generation Amazon
23Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys Bayou noir/Back of Town Two-Step Trace Of Time Amazon
24Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys Ossun Two-Step American Roots Music [Disc 4] Amazon
25Clifton Chenier Zodico Two-Step King Of The Bayous Amazon
26Lawrence Ardoin Bayou Two-Step Tradition Creole Amazon
27Lawrence Ardoin Midland Two Step Tradition Creole Amazon
28BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet Two Step De Port Arthur From Bamako to Carenro Amazon
29Clifton Chenier Louisiana Two Step Louisiana Blues and Zydeco Amazon
30Wilson & Joel Savoy Fiddle Two-Step This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
31Delbert McClinton Two Step Too Cost Of Living Amazon

The Year 1954

We’re going to count down the top ten of the year 1954…in pop, country, and R&B. Nothing special about that year, just a random pick; but it was the year that Marilyn Monroe married Joltin’ Joe D. It was the year the Army-McCarthy hearings convened. The words “under God” were added to the Pledge of Allegiance. It was also a year of firsts:  That’s Alright, Mama, Elvis’ first big hit, was released on Sun Records, the first Burger King opened, and the first transistor radio was developed and announced by high-tech’s Texas Instruments. The DOW Jones average closed at an all-time high of (a whopping) 382.74. Tune in for the countdown. 65 years in the rear-view on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Frank Sinatra Young At Heart The Complete Capitol Singles Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
3The Midnighters Annie Had a Baby Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
4Archie Bleyer Hernando's Hideaway Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
5Johnnie & Jack (Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely Golden Age of Country Volume 4: Honky-Tonk Man [Disc 2] Amazon
6The Midnighters Sexy Ways Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
7Doris Day Secret Love The Best Of Doris Day Amazon
8Jim Reeves Bimbo Classic Country Hits 'Your Cheatin Heart' Disc 1 Amazon
9Guitar Slim The Things That I Used To Do Living The Blues: Blues Masters Amazon
10The Four Aces Three Coins In The Fountain A Proper Introduction To The Four Aces – Heart And Soul Amazon
11Webb Pierce Even Tho All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
12Faye Adams Hurts Me to My Heart Keeper of My Heart Amazon
13Four Knights I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You) Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
14Hank Snow It Don't Hurt Anymore The Essential Hank Snow Amazon
15Roy Hamilton You'll Never Walk Alone Anthology 1 Amazon
16Eddie Fisher Oh! My Papa Your Hit Parade #1 Hits Of The '50s Amazon
17Eddy Arnold I Don't Really Want to Know (Remake) The Essential Eddy Arnold Amazon
18The Chords Sh-Boom Doo Wop Box Disc 1 Amazon
19Jo Stafford Make Love To Me Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
20Webb Pierce More And More All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
21Ruth Brown Oh What A Dream Miss Rhythm Greatest Hits And More Disc 2 Amazon
22The Crew Cuts Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
23Kitty Wells One By One (w/Red Foley) Singles Amazon
24Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle and Roll Big Joe Rocks Amazon
25Rosemary Clooney Hey There Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
26Webb Pierce Slowly All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
27Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Work With Me Annie The Roots Of Frank Zappa Amazon
28Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra/Perry Como Wanted The Very Best of Perry Como Amazon
29Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Wake Up Irene Vintage Collections Amazon
30The Drifters With Clyde McPhatter Honey Love (Single/LP Version) Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters Amazon
31Kitty Kallen Little Things Mean A Lot Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon
32Stuart Hamblen This Ole House Classic Country Amazon
33Rosemary Clooney This Ole House 16 Most Requested Songs (K) Amazon
34The Crows Gee Doo Wop Box Disc 1 Amazon
35Bill Haley & His Comets Dim, Dim The Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere) (Single Version) Rock Around The Clock Amazon
36The Four Tunes I Understand (Just How You Feel) Greatest R&B Hits of 1954, Vol. 9 Amazon

That’s The Way The World Goes ‘Round

Friday morning fresh from the archives. We’ve got the classics today with a free form mix of vintage sounds from siblings The Mills Brothers and The Boswell Sisters as well as some folk, jubilee, soul, and rhythm from Sugar Pie De Santo, Andy Griffith, The New Christy Minstrels, and The Manhattan Transfer. If that’s now enough, we’ll share some Killer, Albert Ammons, and Creedence. You cannot go wrong on a Thursday evening…. particularly when we get cooking with a track from Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, and Angela Strehli in tribute to Sister Rosetta. Join Dave Stroud on Sonoma County Community Radio…88.1 FM, streaming at kwtf.net/live.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine That's the Way That the World Goes 'Round Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
3Jerry Lee Lewis Just a Little Bit Southern Roots Amazon
4The Four Blazes Mary Jo Mary Jo Amazon
5Fats Domino Lady Madonna Fats Is Back Amazon
6Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle and Roll Big Joe Rocks Amazon
7The Isley Brothers Shout, Pts. 1-2 Red, White & Rock Disc 1 Amazon
8The Isley Brothers Twist And Shout Grandson Of Frat Rock! Vol. 3 Amazon
9Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli & Tracy Nelson Shout, Sister, Shout! Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
10Louis Armstrong Going To Shout All Over God's Heaven Louis And The Good Book Amazon
11Andy Griffith Careless Love Shouts The Blues And Old Timey Songs Amazon
12Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra Georgia On My Mind Paper Moon Amazon
13The New Christy Minstrels Wagoner's Song (Land of the Sacramento) Ramblin' Amazon
14Rudy Vallee Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries Vagabond Lover Amazon
15The Boswell Sisters Got The South In My Soul The Boswell Sisters Collection Amazon
16The Mills Brothers Swing Is The Thing Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
17Kermit Ruffins When It's Sleepy Time Down South We Partyin' Traditional Style Amazon
18Creedence Clearwater Revival Lodi Green River Amazon
19Quicksilver Messenger Service Dino's Song The Best Of Quicksilver Messenger Service Amazon
20The Manhattan Transfer Tuxedo Junction Anthology – Down In Birdland (Disc 2) Amazon
21Videos Trickle Trickle Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
22Chuck Willis Sugar Sugar I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The Stroll Amazon
23Chuck Willis Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The Stroll Amazon
24Sugar Pie DeSanto A Little Taste of Soul A Little Bit of Soul (1957-1962) Amazon
25Big Daddy Wilson I Got Plenty Deep in My Soul Amazon
26Benny Spellman Fortune Teller The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 6] Amazon
27King Floyd Groove Me In Yo' Face!: The History Of Funk, Vol. 1 Amazon
28Eric Clapton I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) [feat. Don White] The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale Amazon
29Benny Goodman Trio Oh, Lady Be Good After You've Gone:The Original Benny Goodman Trio And Quartet Amazon
30Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Sunnyside Up Paper Moon Amazon
31Buck Owens Big in Vegas The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) – Disc 3 Amazon
32Norman Fox & The Rob Roys/Sid Bass/The Rob Roys Pizza Pie Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
33Dean Martin/Orchestra That's Amore That's Amore: The Best of Dean Martin Amazon

Birds

For the birds, about the birds, and don’t you know that we’ll be wingin’ it on Deeper Roots….literally and figuratively. Our theme this week celebrates these descendants of prehistoric times and  we’ll celebrate with flights of music and lyrics by all of the best including stories of robins, blackbirds, bluebirds, mockingbirds, and whipporwills.  Tune in for music from LIttle Jimmy Dickens, Buffalo Springfield, Bill Monroe, and The Handsome Family on a Sonoma County Community radio morning that promises the brightest and warmest of the year so far. What better way to enjoy a Friday morning.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Al Jolson When the Red Red Robin (Birds) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
3Steve Goodman Red Red Robin Live at the Earl of Old Town Amazon
4Cyril Grantham With Geraldo & His Orchestra Robins And Roses Penny Serenade – Rare Recordings From The 1930s Amazon
5Jimmy Martin Little Robin Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 3] Amazon
6Luke Jordan Pick Poor Robin Clean Before The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
7Howlin' Wolf Bluebird Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
8Bonnie Raitt Bluebird Bonnie Raitt Amazon
9Leon Russell Bluebird Retrospective Amazon
10Buffalo Springfield Bluebird Retrospective – The Best of Buffalo Springfield Amazon
11Marvin Rainwater Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Three Classic Albums Plus Singles 1955-1962 Amazon
12Bing Crosby So the Bluebirds and the Blackbirds Got Together Bing Crosby in Hollywood (1930-1934), Vol. 1 Amazon
13Annette Hanshaw with her Novelty Orchestra My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now The Girl Next Door Amazon
14Little Jimmy Dickens May The Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose The Best of Country Amazon
15Al Clauser & His Oklahoma Outlaws Dance Of The Dodo Bird The Best Of Western Swing Amazon
16Cab Calloway Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
17Eels Little Bird End Times Amazon
18Mel Blanc And The Sportsmen Woody Woodpecker Mairzy Doats-44 Wacky Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
19Dean Martin Bye Bye Blackbird Cocktail Hour Disc 1 Amazon
20Patti Page Mockin' Bird Hill The Patti Page Collection: The Mercury Years, Volume 1 Amazon
21The Handsome Family Woodpecker Wilderness Amazon
22T-Bone Burnett The Bird That I Held in My Hand Twenty Twenty: The Esssential T-Bone Burnett Disc 1 Amazon
23Jim Greer When It's Time For The Whipporwill To Sing 30 Appalachian Bluegrass Classics: Vintage Collection Power Picks Amazon
24Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys The First Whipporwill The Best of Bill Monroe Amazon
25Blue Lu Barker A Little Bird Told Me Chronological Blue Lu Barker (1946-1949) Amazon
26Tina Dixon Parrot Bar Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
27Bobby Day Rockin' Robin Oldies But Goodies: 21 #1 Hits Amazon
28Johnny "Guitar" Watson The Eagle Is Back Blues Masters: The Very Best Of Johnny "Guitar" Watson Amazon
29Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle (2006 Digital Remaster) Fly Like An Eagle – 30th Anniversary Amazon
30The Flamingos I Only Have Eyes For You Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
31Neil Young Birds After the Gold Rush Amazon
32Earl Bostic Flamingo Dance to The Best Of Amazon

The Stax Label

Founded in 1957 by brother and sister Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton as Satellite Records, Stax Records would become a powerhouse soul and R&B label in the sixties. Their ‘open door’ policy of welcoming artists to prove themselves in the studio produced an unparalleled cadre of talent. Although it looked as if the label went down with its biggest talent, Otis Redding, in 1967 when Atlantic Records had Stax forfeit all of its studio recordings through its power of majority stakeholder, under the guiding hand of Al Bell, the catalogue was rebuilt and a whole new generation of performers would surface in the 1970s. We’ll share the stories and the music from the Stax label this Friday on Deeper Roots on Sonoma County’s powerhouse low power station, KOWS.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ruby Johnson I'll Run Your Hurt Away The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon
3Veda Brown Short Stopping Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
4Mable John Your Good Thing (Is About To End) Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
5Judy Clay & William Bell Private Number Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
6Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
7Mel & Tim Starting All Over Again Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
8Otis Redding & Carla Thomas Tramp Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
9Otis Redding Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Amazon
10Ollie & the Nightingales I Got a Sure Thing The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (9 of 9) Amazon
11Albert King Born Under a Bad Sign The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (7 of 9) Amazon
12Albert King Crosscut Saw The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (6 of 9) Amazon
13Booker T. & The MG's Time Is Tight Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
14Booker T. & the MG's Slim Jenkins' Place The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (8 of 9) Amazon
15Carla Thomas Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
16Isaac Hayes & David Porter Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
17The Bar-Kays Soul Finger Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
18Otis Redding Mr. Pitiful The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
19Isaac Hayes Theme From Shaft Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
20The Mar-Keys Last Night Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
21Eddie Floyd Knock On Wood Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
22The Staple Singers I'll Take You There Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
23Sam & Dave When Something Is Wrong With My Baby The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (7 of 9) Amazon
24Sam & Dave Hold On I'm Coming Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
25William Bell I Forgot To Be Your Lover Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
26Sir Mack Rice Love Sickness The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (8 of 9) Amazon
27The Four Shells Hot Dog The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon
28Jeanne & the Darlings Soul Girl The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (9 of 9) Amazon
29Linda Lyndell What A Man Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
30March Wind Do The Sweetback Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
31The Staple Singers Respect Yourself Stax Profiles Amazon
32Carla Thomas Stop! Look What You're Doing The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon

Rodgers & Hammerstein

It’s fun to cover the songwriters whether they be pop, country, blues, or in the wheelhouse of Broadway or Tin Pan Alley. This week, we drop by the sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and catchy sounds from the Great White Way. From Broadway to Hollywood, the music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II left a cultural watermark on the psyche of middle America in the heart of the 20th Century. From The Sound of Music to Oklahoma!; from Carousel to The King and I and South Pacific, the songs that were featured in these musicals were totems to their time and place. And catchy, too. Tune in for a romp through some of the most popular performances written by two giants of screen and stage musicals.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Shirley Jones, James Whitmore, Gordon MacRae Oklahoma Oklahoma (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
3Oscar Hammerstein II Act I: The Sound Of Music The Sound Of Music: Original Broadway Cast Amazon
4Mary Martin My Favorite Things Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
5Blossom Dearie Surrey With The Fringe On Top Four Classic Albums Plus (Blossom Dearie / Plays For Dancing / Give Him The Ooh-La-La / Once Upon A Summertime) (Digitally Remastered) Amazon
6Gertrude Lawrence Getting To Know You Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
7Ella Fitzgerald I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair That's Amore [Prism] Amazon
8Frank Sinatra It Might As Well Be Spring Sinatra & Strings Amazon
9Ray Charles & Betty Carter People Will Say We're In Love Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated To You Amazon
10Jo Stafford The Gentleman is a Dope Yes Indeed! – [Disc 3] Haunted Heart Amazon
11Bobby Darin Hello, Young Lovers Wild Cool & Swingin Amazon
12Mary Martin A Wonderful Guy The Best of Broadway: The Late '40s Amazon
13Willie Nelson Some Enchanted Evening What A Wonderful World Amazon
14Elvis Presley You'll Never Walk Alone He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 1 Amazon
15James Taylor Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' Other Covers Amazon
16Gordon MacRae Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' Oklahoma (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
17Bloody Mary and the Ken Darby Singers Bali Ha'i South Pacific, Original Soundtrack Recording Amazon
18Nellie Forbush and the Ken Darby Singers I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair South Pacific, Original Soundtrack Recording Amazon
19Nancy Wilson Happy Talk Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley Amazon
20The King And I Cast I Whistle A Happy Tune The King And I Amazon
21Gertrude Lawrence And Yul Brynner Shall We Dance Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
22Bing Crosby And Trudy Erwin People Will Say We're In Love Your Hit Parade – 1943 Amazon
23Bob Dylan Some Enchanted Evening Shadows in the Night Amazon
24Jo Stafford If I Loved You You Belong To Me Amazon
25Jan Clayton & John Raitt If I Loved You The Original Broadway Cast Album Amazon
26Rosemary Clooney Younger Than Springtime Beautiful Ballads Amazon
27Sammy Davis Jr. There Is Nothin' Like A Dame Boys Night Out Amazon
28Lena Horne People Will Say We're In Love Stormy Weather Amazon
29Randy Spendlove Shall We Dance Shall We Dance? Amazon
30Wes Montgomery The Surrey with the Fringe on Top Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides (Disc 1) Amazon
3120th Century Fox Orchestra Main Title The King And I Amazon

If You’re Ready

Free form this morning, live from the studios in downtown Santa Rosa. Deeper Roots shares a rare mix of sounds including jug band sounds from Jim Kweskin, a new track from Maria Muldaur, The Ink Spots, Gal Holiday, and Pee Wee Crayton…oh what a mix. Dave hosts a unique blend of sounds each Friday morning and he’ll be setting aside a playlist or two that scratches the surface of the Burnette clan including Johnny, Dorsey, Billy and Rocky including a wrap up of some tracks from the great Bay Area-based  Solid Smoke reissue from the early 80s of the Rock n’ Roll Trio. Tune in for some Hash House Hattie and One Eyed Jacks, this Friday evening at 9

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
3Jay & The Americans Cara Mia Come A Little Bit Closer – The Best of Jay and The Americans Amazon
4Marvin & Johnny Cherry Pie Art Laboe's Memories Of El Monte/The Roots Of L.A.'s Rock And Roll Amazon
5Chuck Willis It's Too Late The King of the Stroll Amazon
6The Ink Spots You're Breaking My Heart The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
7Johnny Burnette Moody River The Ballads Of Amazon
8Johnny & Dorsey Burnette One Eyed Jacks Life is Like a Card Game (US Gambling Songs 1920s  1950s) Amazon
9Dorsey Burnette Hey Little One American Music Library: The Hits Of 1960 Amazon
10Rocky Burnette Tired Of Toein' The Line Sounds Of The Eighties: 1980 Amazon
11Billy Burnette Crazy Like Me Crazy Like Me Amazon
12Jim Kweskin Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
13Ames Brothers The The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane Your Hit Parade – 1955 Amazon
14Maria Muldaur Scat Skunk Don't You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker) Amazon
15Cliff Edwards & His Hot Combination Good Little Bad Little You Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: The New York Sessions 1926-35 Amazon
16Rudy Vallie & His Connecticut Yankees You Oughta Be In Pictures The Voice That Had Them Fainting 1928-1937 Amazon
17John Hartford Late Last Night When My Willie Came Home Morning Bugle Amazon
18Roy Rogers You Can't Break My Heart 1942-1947 (Warped 4561) Amazon
19Tommy Duncan Please Come Back Home Texas Moon Amazon
20Dick Reinhart Hash House Hattie You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
21Living Sisters Make Love To Me Run For Cover – EP Amazon
22Bobby Bare Come On Home (And Sing Blues To Daddy) The Best Of Bobby Bare Amazon
23Gal Holiday and the Hony Tonk Revue Come Home Lost & Found Amazon
24Paul Simon Mother And Child Reunion Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar Amazon
25Sonia Ross Breaking My Heart Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels Amazon
26Marvin Gaye Baby Don't You Do It Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Band Don't Do It (Baby Don't You Do It) To Kingdom Come [Disc 2] Amazon
28Pee Wee Crayton Don't Break My Heart Pee Wee's Blues – The Complete Aladdin And Imperial Recordings Amazon
29Buddy Johnson When My Man Comes Home R&B Jukebox Hits 1944 Amazon
30Rosemary Clooney Cherry Pies Ought To Be You Tenderly Amazon
31Frankie Yankovic The Happy Wanderer The Happy Wanderer-Frankie Yankovic & The Yanks Amazon
32Johnny Burnette Rock n Roll Trio Sweet Love On My Mind Tear It Up Amazon
33Johnny Burnette Rock n Roll Trio Your Baby Blue Eyes Tear It Up Amazon