Category Archives: Theme Time

The Original Spins

Deeper Roots this week digs into popular culture in the late 20th century…not so much the deeper aspect, but certainly the roots aspect. The big hits can often be traced back to the originals…sometimes in the same year, sometimes many decades before. We’ll be spinning up ‘the originals’ this week on our community radio show. We’ll take a peek at the hits and share the full blown hits including tracks from Barbie Gaye, Richard Berry, Bessie Banks, and Gloria Jones. You’ll hear the originals of James Brown’s “I Got You”, Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love”, Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock”, and a couple dozen more.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Richard Berry Louie, Louie ABC Of The Blues Vol 2 Amazon
3S.A. Solomon Linda'S Original Evening Birds Mbube The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 4: Ethnic Music Classics (1925 – 48) Amazon
4Barbie Gaye My Boy Lollipop American Roots of the British Invasion Amazon
5Sunny Dae & the Knights Rock Around The Clock You Heard It Here First! Amazon
6The Little Darlings Little Bit O' Soul You Heard It Here First! Amazon
7The Crickets I Fought The Law Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
8Howlin' Wolf The Red Rooster You Heard It Here First! Amazon
9Yvonne Fair I Found You Rockin' Originals: Original Versions of Famous Songs Amazon
10Don Cherry Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye Rockin' Originals: Original Versions of Famous Songs Amazon
11Bessie Banks Go Now Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
12James Ray I've Got My Mind Set On You (Part 1 & 2) The Great American Soul Book Chapter 1: Any Way You Wanta! Amazon
13Dan Penn The Puppet AKA I'm Your Puppet The Fame Recordings Amazon
14Gloria Jones Tainted Love You Heard It Here First! Amazon
15Mack Rice Mustang Sally Rockin' Originals: Original Versions of Famous Songs Amazon
16Joe Jones California Sun You Heard It Here First! Amazon
17The Dells (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher Rockin' Originals: Original Versions of Famous Songs Amazon
18The Wild Ones Wild Thing You Heard It Here First! Amazon
19Bruce Springsteen Blinded By The Light The Essential Bruce Springsteen [Disc 1] Amazon
20The Raindrops Hanky Panky You Heard It Here First! Amazon
21Sammy Ambrose This Diamond Ring You Heard It Here First! Amazon
22Priscilla Bowman With The Spaniels A Rockin' Good Way The Vee-Jay Story [Disc 2] Amazon
23Waylon Jennings Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town Love of The Common People Amazon
24John D Loudermilk Tobacco Road You Heard It Here First! Amazon
25Mark James Suspicious Minds Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
26Don & Dewey Leavin' It All Up To You Jungle Hop Amazon
27Diane & Annita A Groovy Kind Of Love You Heard It Here First! Amazon
28Carson & Gaile Something Stupid You Heard It Here First! Amazon
29The Kingston Trio Let's Get Together You Heard It Here First! Amazon
30Barry McGuire California Dreamin' Rockin' Originals: Original Versions of Famous Songs Amazon

More Murder Ballads

In our Friday morning episode, we’re revisiting the traditional form of the murder ballad and we’ll also take some liberties with some more modern takes from the likes of Tom Waits, Gillian Welch, and Nick Cave. In the traditional form we’ll measure centuries-old cultural aberrations with the stories of gamblers, ramblers, and murdering misogynists that peppered the landscapes of country gospel, Appalachian folk, and urban alleyways. Frankie, Johnny, Stack-O-Lee, William Zanzinger, and Ellen Smith are just a few of the players in today’s show. Join Dave Stroud for a journey through tradition this Friday evening on Community Radio for Sonoma County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash I Hung My Head Unearthed, Vol. 5, Best Of Cash On American Amazon
3Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys In The Pines 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – Best Of Bluegrass Amazon
4Loretta Lynn In the Pines Full Circle Amazon
5Josh White, Jr. Delia's Gone Classic African-American Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways) Amazon
6Bobby Bare Delia's Gone (1965) All American Boy – CD 4 Amazon
7Sarah Jarosz Shankill Butchers Song Up in Her Head Amazon
8Charlie Louvin Knoxville Girl (w. Will Oldham) Charlie Louvin Amazon
9Johnny Horton When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below) Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (2 of 2) Amazon
10Lyle Lovett L.A. County Anthology, Vol. 1: Cowboy Man Amazon
11Marty Robbins Big Iron All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
12Riley Puckett Frankie And Johnny Country Music Pioneer vol 1 Amazon
13Big Bill Broonzy Frankie And Johnny Trouble In Mind Amazon
14Dave Van Ronk House Carpenter Inside Dave Van Ronk Amazon
15Jimmy Martin Poor Ellen Smith Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 3] Amazon
16Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson and Ricky Skaggs with Alison Kraus The Banks Of The Ohio The Three Pickers Amazon
17Ralph Stanley Henry Lee [Album Version] Ralph Stanley Amazon
18Tom Waits Two Sisters Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards [Disc 3] Amazon
19Seamus Ennis Marrow Bones A Taste of Tradition – Volume 3 Amazon
20Joan Baez Mary Hamilton Artist's Choice: Emmylou Harris Amazon
21Maddox Brothers and Rose Down in the Willow Garden 1948 (Warped 4872) Amazon
22Gillian Welch Caleb Meyer High On A Mountain Amazon
23Mason Jennings The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (Album Version) I'm Not There (Music From The Motion Picture) Amazon
24Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Where The Wild Roses Grow The Best Of [Disc 1] Amazon
25Charlie Monroe Down in the Willow Garden 1946-1949 (Warped 4725) Amazon
26John Oates Stack O Lee Arkansas Amazon
27Fruit Jar Guzzlers Stack-O-Lee The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Amazon
28Lead Belly Duncan And Brady Classic American Ballads From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
29The Johnson Mountain Boys Duncan and Brady (He's Been on the Job Too Long) Blue Diamond Amazon

That Mean Old Clock

Watching that pendulum swinging to and fro, we share both our sorrows and our joy in this shelter-in-place situation we’ve found ourselves in. And music. We share music. There is also that ticking and tocking of the clock as time passes; slowly for some and too fast for others. As they say…the days pass slowly and the years just fly right by us…and that was before we found ourselves in isolation. This week’s Deeper Roots show is all about the time factor, specifically growing older with each breath and minute. But, it’s certainly better than the alternative. Join Dave Stroud for another Friday morning on Deeper Roots with music going as far back as 1932 (The Carter Family) and a more recent release from Orthophonic Joy and The Church Sisters…all reflecting on the passing of time and growing old. It’s a theme that is universal, crossing all generations, faiths, and political persuasions. Tune in for reflection on a Friday evening.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobby Bare That Mean Old Clock The Chronogical Classics 1956-1961 Amazon
3Bonnie Owens Where We'll Never Grow Old 1968-1971 (Warped 6947) Amazon
4The Church Sisters Where We'll Never Grow Old Orthophonic Joy Amazon
5Sunny Sweeney Grow Old With Me Trophy Amazon
6John Prine & Mac Wiseman Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
7Grandpa Jones Grandfather's Clock An American Original Amazon
8Mac Wiseman I'd Rather Die Young Keep On The Sunny Side Amazon
9The Carter Family Where We'll Never Grow Old The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 4] Amazon
10JL Stiles Never To Grow Old Solo Sessions Amazon
11Carl Butler Watching the Clock The Chronogical Classics 1954-1958 (Warped 5592) Amazon
12Ivory Joe Hunter Time Has Passed Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter (1950-1951) Amazon
13Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Time Is A Passin' One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
14Johnny Otis / Jimmy Rushing Round The Clock The R&B Years – 1942-45 [Disc 4] Amazon
15Aaron Neville The Ticks Of The Clock Brother To Brother ([Disc 1]: Aaron) Amazon
16Carl Stalling Variation On Grandfather's Clock The Carl Stalling Project, Vol. 2: More Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons 1929-1957 Amazon
17Count Basie & His Orchestra One O'Clock Jump (1937 Version) Swingsation: Swing That Music Amazon
18Harry James Two O'Clock Jump Time-Life Swing Era – 1940-1941 [Disc 1] Amazon
19Bert Kaempfert Three O'Clock in the Morning The Very Best of Bert Kaempfert Amazon
20Gory Carter Four O'Clock In The Morning Further Mellow Cats'n'Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1946-1951 Amazon
21Ivie Anderson Five O'clock Whistle Cocktail Hour Amazon
22The Three Riffs Five O'Clock Blues Hot Harmony Groups 1932-1951: Vol 2: Viddle de Vop Amazon
23John Prine Six O'Clock News Souvenirs Amazon
24Simon & Garfunkel 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night Old Friends Disc 2 Amazon
25Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty From Seven To Ten 20 Greatest Hits Amazon
26The Armstrong Twins Eight Thirty Blues 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
27Floyd Tillman Each Night At Nine Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
28Harold Lee Wilson Ten O'Clock Train Hillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament (1952-1974) The Final Chapter Amazon
29Bill Doggett Eleven O'clock Twist The King Records Story – Part 1 Amazon
30Frank Frost Quarter To Twelve Midnight Proler Amazon
31B.B. King In The Midnight Hour Six Silver Strings Amazon
32Howlin' Wolf Getting Old and Grey Chess Blues Disc 1 Amazon

Love Bug Boogie

Love is in the air. And so is some foot-tappin’ rhythm on a Friday in our shelter-in-place here in Sonoma County. The genuine stuff brought to you by the supporters and underwriters of Community Radio here in the county. Tune in for a blast of soul and rhythm and blues in the key of love with Etta James, Ella Johnson, Julia Lee, Jackie Wilson, The Flairs, and the great Barbara Lynn. Our social distancing matters even though our first desire is to be close with each other. If we can’t have it first or second hand, then will take it third hand. So why not tune into some third hand roots sounds, all with the honest theme of love: sugar coated love, the miracle of love, and makin’ love. You can tune us in Friday evenings on 92.3 FM in Sonoma County or streaming to the world at krjf.org.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Otis The Love Bug Boogie Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 6] West Coast Blues V2 Amazon
3Lula Reed Rock Love Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
4Albinia Jones Love Is Such A Mystery Vocal Blues & Jazz Vol. 4 (1938) Amazon
5Katie Webster & Bobby Jay Hey Mr Love Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
6Zilla Mays With John Peek And The Blues Caravan Don't Give My Good Love Away Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 8]: East Coast Blues V2 Amazon
7Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Make Love To Me Vol. 2 – Dripper's Boogie Amazon
8Nellie Lutcher For You My Love Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 3] Amazon
9Buddy & Ella Johnson I Don't Want Nobody ( To Have My Love But You) Mercury R+B '46-'62 [Disc 2] Amazon
10Bull Moose Jackson (Let Me Love You) All Night Long Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
11The 5 Royales Miracle of Love The Complete Singles 1952-1962 Amazon
12Glow Tones The Girl I Love Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 3] – The Rock 'n' Roll Era Amazon
13The Flairs Let's Make With Some Love The Flair Story – Dust My Rhythm & Blues Amazon
14Little Royal Do You Love Me Golden Carnival Classics Pt. 3 Amazon
15Barbara Lynn Sugar Coated Love A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
16Etta James I Just Want To Love You Enduring Soul Amazon
17Johnnie Taylor Baby, We've Got Love Lifetime [Disc 1] Amazon
18La Vern Baker Love Me Right (Atlantic 1150) R&B Humdingers Volume 11 Amazon
19Irma Thomas Love Don't Change If You Want It, Come and Get It Amazon
20Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
21Nappy Brown Just A Little Love Down In The Alley – The Complete Savoy Singles A's & B's Amazon
22Ray Charles Hallelujah I Love Her So Ray Charles – 93 Essential Tracks Amazon
23Ben E. King First Taste Of Love Doc Pomus: Singer And Songwriter [Disc 2] Amazon
24Clyde McPhatter A Lovers Question Atlantic and Mercury Sessions – Disc 1 Amazon
25Ray Charles Ain't That Love Ray Charles – 93 Essential Tracks Amazon
26Jackie Wilson That's Why (I Love You So) 7 Classic Albums Amazon
27Viola Watkins It Must Be Love Jubilee Jezebels Amazon
28Big Joe Turner Love Roller Coaster Big Joe Turner: Rhythm & Blues Years Amazon
29Julia Lee The Glory Of Love Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
30Annie Laurie It Hurts to Be In Love Rhythm & Blues 1952-1959 – Music Sampler, Vol. 2 Amazon
31Aaron Neville How Can I Help But Love You Treacherous [Disc 1] Amazon
32Richard Berry & The Pharaohs Have Love Will Travel Birth Of Soul: 3 Amazon
33The Boomerangs Love Causes People To Go Insane Bandera Doo Wop Amazon
34The Monotones Book of Love Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
35Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Doo Wop Box Disc 2 Amazon
36Ella Mae Morse w/Big Dave and His Orchestra Give Me Love Barrell House Boogie and the Blues Amazon
37Ernie K-Doe Make You Love Me Absolutely the Best Amazon

Holland Dozier Holland

Deeper Roots explores the motor city soul sounds of Motown, paying our respects to the incredible songwriting team who defined the Hitsville, USA sound in the mid-sixties: brothers Eddie and Brian Holland, along with Lamont Dozier. The goods were delivered. The brassy, bass-driven rhythm and targeted stories of the heart stand alongside virtually any songwriting team of the century. Fact: this songwriting team wrote ten of the twelve #1 songs of The Supremes and were an institution alongside the music of The Funk Brothers. We’ll hear from Martha & The Vandellas, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and a host of others this Friday morning while we’re tucked into our homes, waiting out the storm. Tune in and add a little bit of soul to your day.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marvin Gaye Can I Get a Witness 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
3Mary Wells Old Love (Let's Try It Again) The Soul of Detroit – Disc 3 Amazon
4Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Mickey's Monkey (Single Version (Mono)) The 35th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
5The Marvelettes Locking Up My Heart [Single Version] 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Marvelettes Amazon
6The Contours Pa, I Need a Car The Very Best of The Contours Amazon
7Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
8The Supremes Come See About Me Gold Disc 1 Amazon
9Junior Walker & the All-Stars How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
10The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Ultimate Collection Amazon
11The Four Tops It's The Same Old Song The Ultimate Collection Amazon
12The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love Motown: The Classic Years Disc 2 Amazon
13Junior Walker & the All-Stars (I'm A) Road Runner Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
14Martha & The Vandellas Nowhere To Run The Classic Sixties: 1965 Amazon
15Marvin Gaye You're a Wonderful One 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Amazon
16Dusty Springfield When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes Ooooooweeee!!! Amazon
17The Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On Gold Disc 1 Amazon
18Shorty Long Function at the Junction Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
19Martha & the Vandellas Jimmy Mack Motown: The Classic Years Disc 2 Amazon
20The Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There The Classic Sixties: 1966 Amazon
21The Isley Brothers This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
22The Elgins Darling Baby Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
23Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need The 35th Anniversary Collection Amazon
24Fontella Bass Come And Get These Memories Very Best Of Amazon
25The Four Tops Bernadette The Ultimate Collection Amazon
26Johnny Rivers Baby I Need Your Loving Greatest Hits [Capitol] Amazon
27The Four Tops 7-Rooms Of Gloom The Ultimate Collection Amazon
28Len Barry 1, 2, 3 Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1965 Amazon
29Kim Weston Take Me In Your Arms Single Amazon
30The Supremes Back In My Arms Again Gold Disc 1 Amazon
31Chris Clark Love's Gone Bad Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 2 Amazon
32Linda Ronstadt Heat Wave Prisoner In Disguise Amazon
33The Blossoms Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology 1958 – 1998 Amazon

Sixties Folk Alley

The generation born from war and into war for the sake of war. There was bound to be an ideological plate shift and the epicenter could be found in and around New York City where a melting pot of sounds from Cafe Wa to Macdougall Street to Bleecker Street wafted across the country, westward on the mainstream. In our show today we’ll take a chronological run through the traditional folk that filled the decade of the Sixties. We’ll hear from The Kingston Trio, Trini Lopez, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Tom Paxton in our Friday morning show, coming to you from the heart of the Cherry Street Historic District in Santa Rosa, California. Join us for odes to little boxes, cotton fields, rain, sunshine, and windy city odes to the social and political scorn of the times.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Brothers Four Greenfields The Time Life Treasury Of Folk Music [Disc 2] Amazon
3The Kingston Trio Everglades The History Of American Folk Amazon
4The Highwaymen Cotton Fields Treasury of Folk Music Vol 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
5The Limeliters A Dollar Down American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
6The Highwaymen Michael The Time Life Treasury Of Folk Music, Vol. 1 [Disc 1] Amazon
7Kingston Trio Where Have All the Flowers Gone Your Hit Parade – The Early '60S Amazon
8Burl Ives A Little Bitty Tear Golden Age of Country Volume 2: Hard-to-Find Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
9Peter, Paul & Mary If I Had A Hammer Peter, Paul & Mary Amazon
10Trini Lopez If I Had A Hammer Yesterday's Gone [Disc 1] Amazon
11Bob Dylan Blowin' in the Wind Biograph Disc 1 Amazon
12The Kingston Trio Greenback Dollar The Folk Years: Simple Song Of Freedom [Disc 1] Amazon
13The New Christy Minstrels Green Green Green, Green Amazon
14The New Christy Minstrels Saturday Night Treasury Of Folk Music, Vol 3 [Disc 2] Amazon
15The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire) Dominique The Folk Years [Disc 5] Amazon
16Peter, Paul & Mary Tell It On The Mountain In the Wind Amazon
17Pete Seeger Little Boxes Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 3] Amazon
18The New Christy Minstrels Today Treasury of Folk Music Vol 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
19Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin' Artist's Choice: Johnny Cash Amazon
20Tom Paxton I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound Best Of Tom Paxton: I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound Amazon
21Gale Garnett We'll Sing In The Sunshine Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 60's. Vol. 2 Amazon
22The Serendipity Singers Don't Let The Rain Come Down Best Of The Folk Era Amazon
23The Serendipity Singers Beans In My Ears Time Life – The Folk Years – Reason To Believe [Disc 2] Amazon
24Simon & Garfunkel The Sound Of Silence The Essential Simon & Garfunkel Amazon
25Trini Lopez Lemon Tree Best Of The Folk Era Amazon
26Barry McGuire Eve Of Destruction Singers & Songwriters: Troubadours [Disc 2] Amazon
27Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore Mojo-2010-11-Journey to Love Amazon
28Pozo-Seco Singers Time Time Life – The Folk Years – Reason To Believe [Disc 2] Amazon
29We Five You Were On My Mind Dick Bartley Presents One Hit Wonders Of The '60s Vol. 1 Amazon
30Rooftop Singers Walk Right In Dick Bartley Presents One Hit Wonders Of The '60s Vol. 1 Amazon
31Bob Lind Elusive Butterfly Yesterday's Gone [Disc 2] Amazon
32Bobby Darin If I Were A Carpenter Easy Listening Gold: 1966-1967 Amazon
33Judy Collins Both Sides Now Wildflowers / Who Knows Where The Time Goes (International Release) Amazon
34The Irish Rovers The Unicorn The Time Life Treasury Of Folk Music, Vol. 1 [Disc 1] Amazon

International Women’s Day ’20

Blues, folk, and plenty of tradition. Songs that celebrate sisters in a fight for equal rights. That’s right. This is still part of the conversation in the 21st century. The right to vote. The right to equal pay. And the right to choose. There is still exclusivity beyond measure and yet gender equality is still a topic, not a reality. This week’s show stands up for International Women’s Day, held this past Sunday, March 8th, around the world. Deeper Roots digs deep for soul from Aretha, Nina, and Betty Wright, blues from Lucille Bogan  and Bessie Smith, and fresh sounds from Amy Rigby, TLC, and the Secret Sisters on a Friday morning in Sonoma County. Join us.  #EachforEqual #IWD2020.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Betty Wright Clean Up Woman Funk Soul Sisters Amazon
3Aretha Franklin Respect Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
4Aretha Franklin Chain Of Fools 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
5TLC No Scrubs Fanmail Amazon
6Destiny's Child Independent Woman, Part 1 Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
7Lauryn Hill 246-Doo Wop (That Thing) Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
8Lesley Gore You Don't Own Me Dancing Queens [Disc 1] Amazon
9The Secret Sisters You Don't Own Me Anymore You Don't Own Me Anymore Amazon
10Billie Holiday I Get Along Without You Very Well Lady In Satin Amazon
11Helen Reddy I Am Woman AM Gold 1970-1974 Amazon
12Dolly Parton Just Because I'm A Woman Just Because I'm A Woman Amazon
13Dolly Parton 9 To 5 I Will Always Love You – The Essential Dolly Parton Vol. 1 Amazon
14Loretta Lynn The Pill Loretta Lynn Legendery Country Singer Amazon
15Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley P.T.A. Superstars of Country Easy Loving [Disc 2] Amazon
16Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns – The Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
17Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard Don't Put Her Down You Helped Put Her There The Rounder Records Story Amazon
18Peasall Sisters I Never Will Marry Home to You Amazon
19Amy Rigby Girls Got It Bad Little Fugitive Amazon
20The Miller Sisters Ten Cats Down Rockin' Memphis [Disc 3] Amazon
21Viola Wells (Miss Rhapsody) Were Sisters Under the Skin Were Sisters Under the Skin – Female Blues & Boogie 1944 to 1949 Amazon
22Bessie Smith Sam Jones Blues ABC Of The Blues Vol 39 Amazon
23Georgia White The Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman Cryin' For Her Man Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
24Lucille Bogan Women Won't Need No Men Vol. 1-1923-30 Amazon
25Billie Holiday You Let Me Down Quintessential: Volume 1, 1933 – 1935 Amazon
26Nina Simone Four Women Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
27Bonnie Raitt Women Be Wise Bonnie Raitt Amazon
28Aretha Franklin Think 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
29Eric Bibb, Rory Block & Maria Muldaur My Sisters And Brothers Sisters & Brothers Amazon

Candy

Yes, there’s a theme this week and it’s about as sweet a theme as you’ll hear on Deeper Roots. It’s not surprising there’s a wealth of content to choose from given that it is one of the favorite attention- getters, no matter your age. Candy. Sweets. Whether that’s a nickel, a penny, or a quarter a dose. Our favorites from the convenience aisle near the cash register, there to lure you. This week’s show is not for the glucose intolerant as we walk the convenience aisle of 20th century pop, rhythm & blues, country, jazz, and vocal group odes to the sugar in all things, sweet and small, short and tall, and sticky with the syrup-sweet. We’ll hear from The Strangeloves, Elvis, Lee Dorsey, Eddie Holland, Red Foley, and Barbie Gaye in our exploration of the sugar rush.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys My Little Rock Candy Baby Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years [Disc 2] Amazon
3Doris Allen Like Candy From A Baby Sun Records Curated By Record Store Day, Vol. 6 Amazon
4Eddie Holland Candy To Me It Moves Me: The Complete Recordings Amazon
5Sue Perrin Candy Store Man Original Sound Of Detroit – Vol 1 Amazon
6Art Neville Little Girl From The Candy Store Brother to Brother (Disc One:Art) Amazon
7Charlie Walker Tell Her Lies and Feed Her Candy 1952-1958 (Warped 5230) Amazon
8Little Jimmy Dickens Who Licked the Red Off Your Candy Warped 6668 – Little Jimmy Dickens – 1965 – 1966 Amazon
9Red Foley Candy Kisses Tennessee Saturday Night Amazon
10George Morgan Candy Kisses Classic Country Hits 'Your Cheatin Heart' Disc 2 Amazon
11George Jones Candy Hearts Complete Collection 1960-1962 [Disc 4] individual albums Amazon
12Peter, Paul & Mary Talkin' Candy Bar Blues A Song Will Rise Amazon
13The Chordettes Lollipop Red, White & Rock Disc 1 Amazon
14Barbie Gaye My Boy Lollipop American Roots of the British Invasion Amazon
15Shirelles A Teardrop and a Lollipop The Shirelles Amazon
16Billy Bletcher The Lollipop Guild The Wizard Of Oz Amazon
17Shirley Temple On The Good Ship Lollipop America's Sweetheart Amazon
18Alma(the Lollipop Mama) Mondy Miss Lollipop's Confession Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 3]: Southwest Blues V1 Amazon
19Champion Jack Dupree Lollipop Baby Two Classic Albums Plus Singles Amazon
20Wynonie Harris Lollipop Mama Complete Jazz Series 1947 – 1949 Amazon
21The Strangeloves I Want Candy Classic Rock: 1965 – Shakin' All Over Amazon
22Elvis Presley Cotton Candy Land Elvis Double Features: It Happened at the World's Fair & Fun in Acapulco Amazon
23Bow Wow Wow I Want Candy 200 Cigarettes Amazon
24Lola Albright Candy Bombshells Amazon
25Dodie Stevens Candy Store Blues Ultimate Collection Amazon
26Ray Charles Candy Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated To You Amazon
27Roy Orbison Candy Man The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
28Lee Dorsey Candy Yam Wheelin' And Dealin' – The Definitive Collection Amazon
29Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Candy Girl The Definitive Pop Collection Disc 1 Amazon
30Paolo Nutini Candy Sunny Side Up Amazon
31Jo Stafford Little Man With a Candy Cigar For You Amazon
32The Mills Brothers Sweeter Than Sugar Sweeter Than Sugar Amazon
33The Real Tuesday Weld Bathtime in Clerkenwell I, Lucifer Amazon
34Sammy Davis Jr. with The Mike Curb Congregation The Candy Man 70s Music Explosion Escape Amazon
35Al Hirt Cotton Candy Greatest Hits Amazon

Ants In My Pants

Whether it was Prohibition, the need for comic relief from the worst Depression our country has known, or the release from Victorian norms in the age of the flapper…something was afoot. The humor it portended is not something that we all understand in this age… but it’s worth looking at. Novelty ruled the day and every Victrola and Edison radio spilled a silly song, whether it worked from puns or light humor (pop music), corny songs that sometimes had hidden charms (country and folk), or right in your face real life naughty bits (the blues)…there was something for everyone to sample. We’ll hear from Lonzo and Oscar, Milton Brown, Frank Crumit, George Formby, and Lonnie Johnson in this week’s episode of Deeper Roots. A hoot and a holler by any other name on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Lonnie Johnson She's Making Whoopee In Hell Tonight Hot Fingers Amazon
3Frank Crumit My Little Bimbo Down on the Bimbo Isle (1920) grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
4Billy Murray I'll See You In C-U-B-A Echoes From The 1920's Disc 1 Amazon
5Ozzie & Harriet Nelson Oh Susanna, Dust off That Old Pianna The Nelson Touch Amazon
6Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Down By the O-H-I-O The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] Amazon
7Roy Newman I Can't Dance (I've Got Ants In My Pants) The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
8The Johnson Sisters Hillbilly Soldier Joe Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
9Texas Jim Robertson The Last Page of Mein Kampf Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
10Sweet Violet Boys I Love My Fruit Okeh Western Swing Amazon
11The Happiness Boys: Billy Jones & Ernest Hare I've Never Seen A Straight Banana The Charleston Days Amazon
12Hoosier Hot Shots I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones) Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
13Lonzo & Oscar I'm My Own Grandpa Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
14Lonzo and Oscar Girls Don't Nag Your Husbands 1947-1950 (Warped 4741) Amazon
15Six Jumping Jacks I Do Not Chose to Run Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
16Buddy Rogers (I'd Like to Be) A Bee in Your Boudoir The Big Broadcast vol. 6 Amazon
17Paul Specht Shoo-Shoo-Boogie-Boo Static Strut: Hot Dance Rarities 1922-1930 Amazon
18George Formby Grandad's Flannelette Nightshirt I'm The Ukulele Man Amazon
19The Three Keys Oh! By Jingo The Big Broadcast, Volume 2: Jazz and Popular Music of the 1920s and 1930s Amazon
20Marx Brothers I'm Against It/Horse Feathers Horse Feathers / Animal Crackers Amazon
21Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Lydia, The Tatooed Lady gimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
22Ben Selvin and his Orch (The Knickerbockers). v/ Dick Robertson When Yuba Plays The Rhumba On the Tuba orig. 78 rpm Columbia 2483-D Amazon
23Ross & Sargent Nellie the Nudist Queen Flashbacks, Vol. 2: Novelty Songs 1914-1946 Crazy & Obscure Amazon
24Ozzie Nelson Avis Scaffin Fortintoo Campus Swing Amazon
25Frank Crumit Crazy Words Crazy Tune Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of Frank Crumit Amazon
26Frank Crumit The Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away Top 100 Classics – The Very Best of Frank Crumit Amazon
27Frank Crumit Song of the Prune The Silly Songs (1922 to 1934) Amazon
28Leslie Sarony with Harry Hudson & His Melody Men My Wife Is On A Diet The Charleston Days Amazon
29Helen Kane with the Victor Orchestra directed by Leonard Joy Dangerous Nan McGrew Flappers, Vamps And Sweet Young Things Amazon
30Helen Kane I Taut I Taw a Puddy Kat The Boop Boop a Doop Girls Amazon
31Carmen Miranda I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) Anthology Amazon
32Irving Aaronson and His Commanders Oh! You Sweet Old Whatcha May Call It The Big Broadcast vol. 9 Amazon

Rare Female Soul

From the deeper bins of the sixties and seventies…heartbreak, cheating, and all the soul from the ladies perspective. Some powerful divas deliver the goods in this week’s episode of Deeper Roots. The songs you’ll hear were those on the chart bubble, some local, some national, but all worth a revisit. If you’ve heard more than a handful of these deep soul tracks, we’d be surprised. Join Dave Stroud as this week he’ll be sharing the sounds of Tammy Montgomery, Wendy Rene, Mitty Collier, Geraldine Hunt, and some names you’ll know including Irma Thomas, Mary Wells, and Etta James. Tune in on a Friday morning in Sonoma County for the best soul you’ve never heard.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jean Plum Look at the Boy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
3Mitty Collier I Had A Talk With My Man Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
4Mitty Collier I Gotta Get Away From It All Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
5Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
6Delilah Keenebruew Bright Lights After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
7Sugar Pie DeSanto I Want To Know Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
8Darlene Love Too Late To Say You're Sorry After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
9Wendy Rene What Will Tomorrow Bring? Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
10Barbara & The Browns I Don't Want To Have To Wait Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
11Mary Wells Can't You See (You're Losing Me) After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
12Tammy Montgomery It's Mine Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
13Etta James Seven Day Fool Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
14Barbara Lynn You're Losing Me After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
15Ernestine Anderson You're Not The Guy For Me Birth Of Soul: 1 Amazon
16Bettye LaVette Let Me Down Easy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
17Doris Duke He's Gone Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
18Odessa Harris A Rockin' Good Way Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
19Jackie Shane Cruel Cruel World Any Other Way Amazon
20Irma Thomas Don't Mess With My Man Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
21Geraldine Hunt I Let Myself Go Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
22Barbara Brown Can't Find No Happiness Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 4 Amazon
23Loretta Williams I'm Missing You Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
24Mitty Collier Don't Let Her Take My Baby Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
25Varetta & The Thomases Fly By Night Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
26Marvelettes Way Over There Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
27Maxine Brown Am I Falling In Love Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
28Betty O'Brian She'll Be Gone Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD3) Amazon
29Brendetta Davis I Can't Make It Without Him Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Taken From Our Vaults, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Betty & Ray You're Too Much Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
31Carla Thomas I Can't Take It Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
32Birdlegs & Pauline And Their Versatility Birds Spring Birth Of Soul: 2 Amazon
33Madeline Bell Soul Time Bell's A Poppin' Amazon