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The Itinerant Life

The Great Depression brought to the forefront the blight of runaway capitalism and a country that was not prepared to put safeguards in place for working people, let alone the working poor, until FDR’s New Deal in the 30s. By then it was too late for the many itinerant homeless and impoverished migrant workers who moved from town to town by any means necessary, looking for hope amongst communities of those equally disenfranchised. The itinerant life brought about its own language, hieroglyphics, and rule of law. Our show today rides the rails with the music; songs of the itinerant life. We’ll hear from the likely suspects like Woody and Cisco, Doc Watson, Jimmie Rodgers, and Harry Choates as well as the Goose State Ramblers’ story of Ole Olson, Norman and Nancy Blake’s tale of Hobo Bill, Montana Slim, and Bob Dylan. Tune in Friday morning for the best in roots sounds on the might KOWS Community Radio. 92.5 FM on your dial.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Norman & Nancy Blake The Hobo's Last Ride The Hobo's Last Ride Amazon
3Hank Williams Ramblin' Man (Single Version) Beyond The Sunset Amazon
4Johnny Bond I'm Pounding The Rails Again Put Me To Bed Amazon
5Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Lobo The Hobo Seven Decades Amazon
6Del McCoury Lonesome Hobo Del McCoury – 1967-1971 Amazon
7Bob Dylan Only A Hobo Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 [Disc 1] Amazon
8The Band Hobo Jungle Northern Lights-Southern Cross Amazon
9Jimmie Rodgers Hobo Bill's Last Ride (1930) Jimmy Rodgers: The Singing Bra Amazon
10Doc Watson Rambling Hobo Memories Amazon
11Woody Guthrie Hobo's Lullaby This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings Vol. 1 Amazon
12Cisco Houston Mysteries Of A Hobo's Life The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
13Johnny Cash The Hobo Song The Mystery Of Life Amazon
14Goose Island Ramblers Ole Olson, the Hobo From Norway Polkabilly Amazon
15Rod Stewart Only A Hobo Gasoline Alley Amazon
16Molly O'Day The Tramp On The Street Country Boy's Dream Amazon
17The Carter Family Western Hobo The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 2] Amazon
18Cisco Houston Hobo Bill The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
19The Delmore Brothers Happy Hicky – The Hobo Charlotte, NC 1936-371 [Disc 2] Amazon
20Jimmie Rodgers Hobo's Meditation Recordings 1927 – 1933 [Disc 4] Amazon
21Emmylou Harris Hobo's Lullaby Folkways: A Vision Shared-A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly Amazon
22Goebel Reeves Hobo's Lullaby Country: The American Tradition [Disc 1] Amazon
23Grandpa Jones Hobo Bill Pickin' & A-Grinnin' Amazon
24Roy Acuff Poor Hobo compliments of grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
25Harry Choates Poor Hobo Fiddle King Of Cajun Swing Amazon
26Kelly Joe Phelps Hobo's Son Shine Eyed Mister Zen Amazon
27Montana Slim (Wilf Carter) I Ain't Gonna Be A Hobo No More Wilf Carter – Selected Sides 1933-41 Amazon
28J.D. Wilkes Hoboes Are My Heroes Fire Dream Amazon
29Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris Hobo's Meditation Trio Amazon
30Doc & Merle Watson The Hobo Down South Amazon
31Hank Williams Men With Broken Hearts Beyond The Sunset Amazon
32The Stoneman Family I Want To Wander 28 Big Ones Amazon

Murder Most Foul

Our show this week is brought to you by a song, a narrative like no other Bob Dylan has ever produced. Murder Most Foul was released earlier this year as the first single from his latest album Rough and Rowdy Ways. It is a 16 minute narration of cultural reflection that speaks to the passing of time in the context of what has been lost and what still might be lost yet still celebrating our gains. The Kennedy assassination is one of those times that we reflect on, remembering the day that it happened with as much clarity as time permits. What Dylan does is use pastel images of ‘what was then’ with who we are now as he speaks to cultural touchstones in his (and our) life. And he warns us, once again, that the times are indeed changin’ and that we should likely hear this song as a storm warning. Tune into for a listen. Two hours of Deeper Roots this week.  You can also find out more about the Dylan song at https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/murder-most-foul-and-the-haunting-of-america.


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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nina Simone Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
3Bob Dylan Murder Most Foul Murder Most Foul Amazon
4Louis Armstrong & All His Stars St. James Infirmary (Gambler's Blues) Satchmo Plays King Oliver Amazon
5Erroll Garner Trio Misty Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
6Miles Davis Stella by Starlight '58 Sessions Amazon
7Julie London Cry Me A River Julie Is Her Name & Lonely Girl Amazon
8Nat King Cole On The Street Where You Live The World Of Nat King Cole Amazon
9Marie Knight The Old Rugged Cross Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
10Etta James I'd Rather Go Blind Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
11The Platters Twilight Time Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon
12The Fleetwoods Tragedy American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
13Gerry & the Pacemakers – Freddie & the Dreamers Ferry Cross The Mersey Back 2 Back Hits Amazon
14Elvis Presley Long Black Limousine From Elvis in Memphis Amazon
15Lefty Frizzell Long Black Veil Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
16The Kingston Trio Tom Dooley Yesterday's Gone [Disc 2] Amazon
17Marty Robbins El Paso All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
18Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday To JFK The Essential Marilyn Monroe Amazon
19Lena Horne Love Me Or Leave Me RCA Records Label: The 1st Note in Black Music [Disc 3] Amazon
20The Beach Boys The Warmth of the Sun Endless Summer Amazon
21Ray Charles What'd I Say Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
22Larry Williams Dizzy Miss Lizzy [Album Version] Specialty Profiles: Larry Williams Amazon
23The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
24Elvis Presley Mystery Train Lonesome Whistle – An Anthology Of American Railroad Song Amazon
25Billy Joel Only The Good Die Young The Stranger Amazon
26Richard Burton Camelot Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
27Toussaint McCall Nothing Takes The Place Of You Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
28The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood The Most of the Animals Amazon
29Billy Bob Thornton He Was A Friend Of MIne Private Radio Amazon

Broken Hearts For Sale

It’s theme time once more. We’ve got songs about the broken hearts, tears, and childhood souvenirs…but mostly broken hearts. Lost love, faded love, and remembering old love letters from the book of broken hearts featuring country, soul, and rhythm, all from the past century. Join in for some classic country from Don Williams and Billy Walker, brassy vocals from Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday, late movie Elvis, and a couple of rockabilly legends named Sonny Burgess and Warren Smith. And don’t miss out on Mary Wells, Jimmy Ruffin, Tom Petty, and The Louvin Brothers this week. It’s all there…a common theme in songwriting for being relatable, illustrative, and purposeful in its singular stories of love and loss. Tune into KRJF 92.3 FM, Sonoma County Community Radio with your host Dave Stroud this Friday evening at 9 Pacific.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine Souvenirs Souvenirs Amazon
3Anita Carter A Pair of Broken Hearts (with Hank Snow) Warped 5627 – Anita Carter – 1956 – 1962 Amazon
4Willie Nelson My Broken Heart Belongs To You It Always Will Be Amazon
5Don Williams Some Broken Hearts Will Never Mend The Definitive Collection Amazon
6Charlie Walker Broken Hearts Will Haunt Your Soul Charlie Walker – 1959-1964 Amazon
7Billy Walker You're Gonna Pay With A Broken Heart Whirlpool – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Amazon
8Hank Williams Men With Broken Hearts Beyond The Sunset Amazon
9Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Take A Look At This Broken Heart Of Mine This Broken Heart Of Mine Amazon
10Johnny & Jonie Mosby Line of Broken Hearts Make a Left and Then a Right Amazon
11Warren Smith Book Of Broken Hearts Point Of No Return: The Liberty Records Story 1962 Amazon
12Johnny Cash Story of a Broken Heart The Sun Country Box Amazon
13Sean McConnell Another Song About A Broken Heart Secondhand Smoke Amazon
14Tom Petty Only a Broken Heart Wildflowers Amazon
15Sonny Burgess One Broken Heart Rock n' Roll Legend Amazon
16Elvis Presley One Broken Heart for Sale Elvis Double Features: It Happened at the World's Fair & Fun in Acapulco Amazon
17Doug C & The Blacklisted Working On My Next Broken Heart Hit and Run Amazon
18The Contessas Broken Heart Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground Amazon
19Jewel Paige I'm Left With A Broken Heart Jazzin' The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
20Peggy Lee All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart The Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
21Billie Holiday You Can't Lose A Broken Heart The Ultimate Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
22Nat King Cole You Can't Lose A Broken Heart Chronological Classics: Nat King Cole 1949 Amazon
23Sam Browne Happy-Go-Lucky You and Broken-Hearted Me Hits of '32 Amazon
24Cleo Brown Give A Broken Heart A Break Complete Recorded Works (March 1935 – June 1935) Amazon
25The Cadillacs Broken Heart For Collectors Only (Disc 1) Amazon
26The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama Broken Heart Of Mine Oh Lord, Stand By Me / Marching Up To Zion Amazon
27Nat Hall With The Mellow 3 A Broken Hearted Clown Rare Soul: Groove & Grind 1963-1973 [Disc 3] Amazon
28Mary Wells Can You Fix It (My Broken Heart) (Previously Unreleased) Looking Back 1961-1964 Amazon
29The Miracles Broken Hearted [Single Version] The 35th Anniversary Collection Amazon
30Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Motown: The Classic Years Disc 1 Amazon
31Al Green How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? More Greatest Hits Amazon
32k.d. lang Trail of Broken Hearts Recollection CD 1 Amazon

Shelter In Place

Six months later…’nuff said, right? Deeper Roots finally gets around to the theme of pandemic protection by staying at home until things stabilize. We were all put out when it looked like six weeks and here we are talking months, not weeks. Patience and commitment. Something we have to work on. But we’ve got music to comfort us. Our heritage is rich with an incredible catalog of works; from country classics to the raw country blues, soul from Motor City and the Eastern Seaboard, jazz from New Orleans and KC, and everything in between. Just look (or listen) back. This week’s Deeper Roots features songs about keeping safe in shelter with fresh sounds from the digital bins. Warren Zevon, Jim Reeves, Wynonie Harris, The Alphabetical Four, Kitty Wells, and Buddy Miller will be featured. No need to put on your helmets (or tin foil hats) or to duck and cover. But you might want to get out the vote!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jakob Dylan & Fiona Apple In My Room Echo In The Canyon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Amazon
3Dill Jones Trio Four Walls And One Dirty Window Blues The Chiaroscuro Songbook, Vol. 1 Amazon
4Irma Thomas These Four Walls Irma Thomas: A Woman's Viewpoint: The Essential 1970s Recordings Amazon
5Willie Nelson Hello Walls Mr. Record Man – The Early Singles As & BS Amazon
6Jim Reeves Four Walls Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
7Jeff Beck And Johnny Depp Isolation Isolation (Single) Amazon
8Billy Vera & The Beaters I Can Take Care Of Myself By Request: The Best Of Billy Vera & The Beaters Amazon
9Warren Zevon Splendid Isolation I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) [Disc 2] Amazon
10Whiskeytown Empty Baseball Park Faithless Street Amazon
11Buddy Miller Shelter Me Universal United House Of Prayer Amazon
12Jerry Jeff Walker Time to Stay Home Hill Country Rain Amazon
13Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors Super Hits Amazon
14Bob Dylan Shelter from the Storm Blood on the Tracks Amazon
15Rodney Crowell Shelter From The Storm [Album Version] The Outsider Amazon
16Lone Justice Shelter Ultimate Collection: Maria McKee Amazon
17Ray LaMontagne Shelter Trouble Amazon
18Joe Cocker Shelter Me Ultimate Collection Amazon
19The Deadly Gentlemen Locked Up The Bastard Masterpiece Amazon
20Dave Alvin All by Myself Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
21Charline Arthur I'm Having A Party All By Myself Welcome To The Club Amazon
22Alphabetical Four I'm Gonna Walk Right in and Make Myself at Home Complete Recorded Works 1938-1943 Amazon
23Wynonie Harris Drinkin' By Myself Playful Baby Amazon
24Garnet Mimms A Little Bit of Soap The Best of Garnet Mimms: Cry Amazon
25Stonewall Jackson I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water Singles Amazon
26Porter Wagoner I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew & Dolly Parton 1967-1968 (Warped 6797) Amazon
27The Deadly Gentlemen Hello, Apocalypse The Bastard Masterpiece Amazon
28David Olney Mister Stay At Home When The Deal Goes Down Amazon
29The Beach Boys In My Room Endless Summer Amazon

Saucy Rhythm Serenades

Rhythm & Blues is the order of the day. Join Dave Stroud for an entertaining blast of fresh sounds from the well of the past century. What’s old is always new if you haven’t heard it, right? The playlist this morning features songs about the night time from Ray Charles, honeydripper rocking from Big Joe Turner, doo wop serenades from the The Jive Bombers, bluesy torch sounds from Erma Franklin, and so much more. We’ll stretch the boundaries of R&B with Elvis, Lonnie Johnson, and a few more as we take on some saucy serenades and unruly pleas from performers from the thirties to the early sixties. All without malice of forethought, I assure you. Tune into Sonoma County Community Radio every Friday morning at 9 Pacific.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tarheel Slim & Little Ann Anything For You (W. Little Ann) The Robin & Fire Years Amazon
3Big Joe Turner My Little Honeydripper Big, Bad & Blue: Anthology [Disc 3] Amazon
4Elvis Presley Dirty, Dirty Feeling The Essential 60's Masters I [Disc 1] Amazon
5Roy Hamilton Crazy Feelin' Oxford American 10th Anniversary Music Sampler, [Disc 1]: "Future Masters" [Oxford American, 2008] Amazon
6The Larks Ooh… It Feels So Good The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 4: Doo-Wop Dancin' Amazon
7The Harlem Hamfats Little Girl Harlem Hamfats Vol. 1 1936 Amazon
8Lonnie Johnson It Feels So Good Pt. 2 (w/Spencer Williams) Complete Recordings Vol. 4 Amazon
9Blue Lu Barker Don't You Make Me High Flashbacks #1 Drug Songs 1917-1944 Amazon
10Big Joe Turner Don't You Make Me High Big, Bad & Blue: Anthology [Disc 3] Amazon
11State Street Swingers Don't Tear My Clothes No. 2 (C-1768) State Street Swingers (1936-1937) Amazon
12Irene Scruggs Must Get Mine In Front (Pm 13023, L-499-2) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
13Sam Cooke Soothe Me The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke Amazon
14The Jive Bombers Bad Boy Cry-Baby Amazon
15Ray Charles Night Time Is the Right Time The Birth of Soul Disc 3 Amazon
16Nappy Brown I'm Getting Lonesome Night Time Is the Right Time [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ruth Brown I Want To Do More Ruth Brown: The Definitive Soul Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon
18Julia Lee The Curse Of An Aching Heart (06-13-47) 1947 Amazon
19Erma Franklin Piece of My Heart Something to Believe In Amazon
20Miss Baker You'd Better Find Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll/Volume 2 [Disc 5] Amazon
21Billy Ward & The Dominoes My Baby'S 3-D (10-12-53) 1953-1954 Amazon
22Rosco Gordon Real Pretty Mama Let's Get High (B) Amazon
23Gladys Hill Please Don't Touch My Bowl Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
24Lil Green What's The Matter With Love Romance In The Dark Amazon
25Nellie Lutcher He's a Real Gone Guy Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
26Ruth Brown I Want To Do More R & B Years 1955 V.2 [Disc 2] Amazon
27Big Maybelle It's a Sin to Tell a Lie The Very Best Of Big Maybelle Amazon
28Clarence "Frogman" Henry I Told My Pillow More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country Amazon
29Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five A Man Ain't A Man Vol. 3-Blues Roots Amazon
30Rose Marie McCoy Dippin' In My Business Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
31Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends You Ain't Got It No More Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
32Ruth Brown I Wanna Do More Miss Rhythm Greatest Hits And More Disc 2 Amazon
33Wynonie Harris Wasn't That Good Lovin' Machine Amazon
34The Johnny Otis Rhythm & Blues Caravan Turn The Lights Down Low Rhythm And Blues Caravan [Disc 3] Amazon
35Louis Jordan It's Full Or It Ain't No Good The Chronological Louis Jordan 1945-1946 Amazon
36Lil Green No Baby, No Body But You The R&B Years – 1942-45 [Disc 3] Amazon

Discovering Document Records

Today’s Deeper Roots show explores the Document label once more but, this time, we’ll be asking Gary and Gillian to tell us more. They’ll share some personal anecdotes about what brought them to their life’s work. So many of us from the baby boomer generation discovered early roots music through covers by bands from our early years that led us to recurring moments of musical revelation. And many of us found ourselves digging, rummaging, exploring, collecting, and listening for those mother lodes of musical treasures that surfaced like bits of gold on that river of time that runs from ‘then’ to the ‘now’. It’s the second part of our interview with this delightful couple from across the pond. Hear their stories of connecting with this music and how it informed their life’s work with Document Records.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Lil' Son Jackson Rockin' And Rollin' Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 2] Amazon
3Big Bill Broonzy Key to the Highway Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
4Deeper Roots Intro and Early Document w Johnny Part Document Interview – Crazy Blues Centennial Amazon
5Peetie Wheatstraw Peetie Wheatstraw Stomp Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 2] Amazon
6Big Bill Broonzy Good Boy Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 2] Amazon
7Deeper Roots Discovery of the Folk and Blues Document Interview – Crazy Blues Centennial Amazon
8The Rolling Stones Confessin' The Blues 12 X 5 Amazon
9Deeper Roots Buys Document Document Interview – Crazy Blues Centennial Amazon
10Major "Big Maceo" Merriweather Kid Man Blues Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 2] Amazon
11Deeper Roots Impact of American Music Document Interview – Crazy Blues Centennial Amazon
12Josh White Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out In Chronological Order, Volume 6 (1944-45) Amazon
13Deeper Roots Hunting Swap Meets for Blues (With Music) Document Interview – Crazy Blues Centennial Amazon
14Gitfiddle Jim (Kokomo Arnold) Paddlin' Blues Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove Of Vintage 78s: 1926-1937 Amazon
15Deeper Roots Growing Up with Music to the Beatles Document Interview – Crazy Blues Centennial Amazon
16Cliff Richard & The Shadows Please Don't Tease Hit The Road Jack: The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
17The Beatles Anna (Go to Him) Please Please Me Amazon
18Deeper Roots Closing Snippet 1 Document Interview – Crazy Blues Centennial Amazon
19Deeper Roots Document Projects Document Interview – Crazy Blues Centennial Amazon
20Walter 'Cowboy' Washington Ice Pick Mama Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 2] Amazon
21Blind Willie McTell Stole Rider Blues Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order – Volume 1 – 18 October 1927 to 23 October 1931 Amazon
22Deeper Roots Musical influences Document Interview – Crazy Blues Centennial Amazon
23John Lee Hooker Democrat Man That's My Story Amazon
24Bo Diddley Pretty Thing His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection Amazon
25Deeper Roots Early music loves Document Interview – Crazy Blues Centennial Amazon
26Freddie & The Dreamers If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody A's, B's & EP's Amazon
27James Ray If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody Birth Of Soul: 3 Amazon
28The McCoys Hang on Sloopy Operation Dumbo Drop Amazon

Money Talks

We have, admittedly, visited the money theme in the past. But this week Deeper Roots emphasizes the impact of the filthy lucre on our day-to-day existence. We worship at it’s altar, politicians are possessed by it’s self-serving allure, and we welcome its arrival often without considering the source. We’ll call this a followup to our theme show of some time back, incorporating country, gospel, soul, R&B, rock, rockabilly, and pop including performances from Chuck Berry, Fred Astaire, Big Sandy, Randy Newman, and Bill Branch. It doesn’t end there. Early American humorist Artemus Ward once observed that “When a fellow says it ain’t the money but the principle of the thing, it’s the money.” A freshly-mown observation if there ever was one. We’ll be exploring music about money in this week’s edition of Deeper Roots on KOWS and KRJF Community Radio for Sonoma County. Tune in on Friday mornings at 9 on KOWS or Friday evenings at 9 on KRJF.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Cherri Lynn You're Money Ain't Long Enough Stompin' 14 Amazon
3J.J. Cale Money Talks The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
4Lowell Fulson It Takes Money The Tramp Years Amazon
5Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want) Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 Disc 1 Amazon
6Don Covay Money (That's What I Want) Checkin' In With Don Covay Amazon
7Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues Where's My Money Evidence Blues Sampler: Five Amazon
8Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Put Some Money In The Pot, 'Cause The Juice Is Running Low One Guy Named Louis: The Complete Aladdin Sessions Amazon
9Margaret Whiting The Money Tree Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Amazon
10Big Sandy The Money Tree It's Time Amazon
11Tony Bennett With Plenty of Money and You Ultra-Lounge: Vegas Baby! Amazon
12Fred Astaire We're In The Money [Digitally Mastered 1989] Nippers 30's-Vol.1 Amazon
13The Mills Brothers Money In My Pockets The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 2 Amazon
14Linda Scott Don't Bet Money Honey Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
15Van Morrison Blue Money His Band And The Street Choir Amazon
16James Taylor Hangnail (Money O Money) Hourglass Amazon
17Brownie McGhee/Sonny Terry Lose Your Money Rediscovered Blues Disc 1 Amazon
18Howlin' Wolf Work For Your Money Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
19Chuck Berry No Money Down The Chess Box Disc 1 Amazon
20The Blasters Leave My Money Alone Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (1981-1985) (1 of 2) Amazon
21Luke McDaniel Money Bag Woman Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
22The Toppers If Money Grew on Trees Stompin' at the Savoy: Harlem Nocturne, 1944 – 1947 Amazon
23Dean Martin Money Burns A Hole In My Pocket Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
24Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis The Money Song Cocktail Hour Disc 1 Amazon
25Randy Newman It's Money That I Love The Best of Randy Newman Amazon
26Randy Newman It's Money That Matters Land of Dreams Amazon
27Bob Gibson Money Is King Joy Joy! The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson Amazon
28Pete Seeger Pay Me My Money Down The First Days Of Protest In The Twentieth Century Amazon
29The Lovin' Spoonful Money Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
30Lefty Frizell My Baby's Just Like Money [Lefty Frizzell] Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four Amazon
31George Jones Money To Burn George Jones The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
32Willie Nelson If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) Amazon
33Sarah Gayle Meech Honey Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is One Good Thing Amazon
34Dire Straits Money for Nothing Money for Nothing Amazon

A Girl Named …

A sweet little theme this week, covering the female of the species from A to Z…by name. We’ll hear Alice to Zelda and Zindy Lou in today’s show. Songs that dedicate themselves to lost love, love rekindled, nostalgic walks, last dances, and songs that read like letters from the heart. We’ll hear songs written by everyone from The Everly Brothers to Bobby Fuller and Andre Previn in our show today with performances from Rose Maddox, Tom Petty, Elvis, Buddy Guy, and Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks. So why not drop in for a little chat, a little bit of a high note and E flat, and memories of the girl (or guy) that left you behind. Community radio for Sonoma County is your very best bet: KOWS-LP 92.5 FM Occidental, streaming everywhere at kowsfm.com.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson Alice in Hulaland Django and Jimmie Amazon
3The Regents Barbara-Ann Gems from the Columbia Vaults, Pt. 1 Amazon
4The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. Disc 1 Amazon
5Ritchie Valens Donna Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
6Emmylou Harris / The Band Evangeline Portraits (2 of 3) Amazon
7The Paragons Florence Doo Wop Box Disc 2 Amazon
8Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks Georgia On My Mind Ghost World Amazon
9Little Jimmy Dickens Hannah Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
10Asleep at the Wheel Ida Red A Tribute To The Music Of Bob Wills (Dance Versions) Amazon
11Elvis Presley Judy Artist of the Century Disc 1 Amazon
12The Secret Sisters Kathy's Song You Don't Own Me Anymore Amazon
13Buddy Guy Lucy Mae Blues Blues Singer Amazon
14Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Mary Jane's Last Dance Greatest Hits Amazon
15Frank Sinatra Nancy (With The Laughing Face) Reprise Collection [Disc 4] Amazon
16Bobby Fuller Nancy Jean Shakedown! The Texas Tapes Revisited Disc 1 Amazon
17The Band Ophelia Northern Lights-Southern Cross Amazon
18Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban Patricia Mambo Sinuendo Amazon
19Jerry Lee Lewis Little Queenie A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
20Warren Smith Rock 'n' Roll Ruby Classic Rockabilly Amazon
21Dion Ruby Baby Greatest Hits Amazon
22Little Richard Long Tall Sally The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
23Rose Maddox Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down Hillbilly Jamboree Amazon
24Debbie Reynolds Tammy Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
25Bette Midler Ukulele Lady Bathhouse Betty Amazon
26Derailers Hey, Valerie! Soldiers of Love Amazon
27Tex Ritter 24 – Little Wendy Why Why (2000) High Noon (CD 4) Amazon
28Manchester Orchestra Xela Produced by T-Bone Burnett Amazon
29Bobby "Blue" Bland Yolanda [Album Version] Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: The ABC-Dunhill / MCA Recordings Amazon
30Perez Prado Zelda's Theme Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 9: Cha-Cha De Amor Amazon
31The Manhattan Transfer Zindy Lou Anthology – Down in Birdland [Disc 1] Amazon
32Jimmie Driftwood Zelma Lee Americana, Vol. 1 Amazon
33The Beach Boys Wendy Endless Summer Amazon

Juneteenth 2020

On this most relevant of days, we’ll be digging through some of the important songs from the past century focusing on its meaning and significance. While the embodiment of the music could have touched on every genre because the influences are vast, we’ll settle on the inspirational sounds from every corner. Juneteenth is a jubilant, high energy celebration of a somber reality. First recognized in 1865 it is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. Our observation on Deeper Roots includes tracks from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and gospel sounds galore leading off with Mahalia Jackson.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mahalia Jackson I'm On My Way The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
3Morgan Freeman, Terence Blanchard The South The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon
4Southern Sons Lift Every Voice & Sing Gospel Quartets 1921-1942 Vol. 2 Amazon
5The Clark Sisters Is My Living In Vain Is My Living In Vain Amazon
6The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
7Bill Withers Harlem Best Of Bill Withers: Lean On Me Amazon
8Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
9The Sensational Nightingales Freedom After a While Great Gospel – People Get Ready Amazon
10Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted And Black Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
11Billie Holiday Strange Fruit Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 2] Amazon
12Nina Simone Feeling Good Six Feet Under, Vol. 2: Everything Ends Amazon
13Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
14Little Esther & the Dominoes The Deacon Moves In Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
15Fatso Bently Juneteenth Jamboree Swing-O-Rama : Hepcats Amazon
16SNCC Freedom Singers; Johnson, Bernice Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Freedom Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement, [Disc 2] (Ensembles) Amazon
17Coleman Brothers Raise A Rukus Tonight Hot Harmony Groups 1941-1949: Vol 3: When the Old Gang Amazon
18Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come Ain't That Good News Amazon
19Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters Amazon
20The Soul Stirrers Free At Last Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story: 1959 – 1965 [Disc 1] Amazon
21The Holmes Brothers Promised Land Promised Land Amazon
22Richie Havens Freedom Resume: The Best of Richie Havens Amazon
23The Staple Singers Swing Down, Chariot Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
24James Brown Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud), Pts. 1-2 Gold Disc 1 Amazon
25Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Wake Up Everybody The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
26Wyclef Jean Redemption Song America: A Tribute To Heroes [Disc 2] Amazon
27Terence Blanchard Closing Theme The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 1] Amazon

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While the Cheetoh-in-chief comes up with hateful and pitiful distraction after distraction in an attempt to have us take our eyes off of failure after profound failure of his…we celebrate the folks in gray and blue who not only bring us the bills but also the packages, ballots, and cheer from friends and relatives. That little white truck is more than an institution: it is part of our collective heritage and a constant that should be cherished. It’s been celebrated in music from every corner over the past century and we’re scouring those dusty digital bins for country, blues, rock, and rhythm that are burnished with the colors of the letter carrier in word and rhyme. Tune in for everyone from Roy Rogers to Memphis Slim, Smiley Lewis, and Tiny  Bradshaw this week. Sonoma County Community Radio goes deep on another pandemic Friday morning.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nat King Cole I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter) Just One Of Those Things (And More) Amazon
3Jimmie Driftwood The Pony Express (I've Got to Carry the Mail) Six Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles Amazon
4Bill Carter Pony Express Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
5Pee Wee King Postage Due Pee Wee King's Country Hoedown (1 of 2) Amazon
6Roy Rogers The Mail Must Go Through 1939-1940 (Warped 3936) Amazon
7Leon Rusk Air Mail Special On The Fly Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 3] It Ain't Far To The Bar) Amazon
8Ella Mae Morse Hey, Mr Postman Two Classic Albums And Singles CD2 Amazon
9Hank Thompson Yesterday's Mail 1946-1949 (Warped 4660) Amazon
10Cowboy Copas The Postman Just Passes Me By 1949-1950 Amazon
11Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) I'm Gonna Tear Down The Mailbox – 1955 Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
12Dinah Washington Postman Blues First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story [Disc 1] Amazon
13Tiny Bradshaw & His Orchestra Mailman's Sack (Mail) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
14Tiny Mayberry Mailman Blues Jazzin' the Blues Amazon
15Memphis Slim A Letter Home (Mail) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
16Smiley Lewis No Letter Today ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon
17The Ravens Write Me A Letter Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
18Andrew Tibbs & Cherokee Conyer's Orchestra Mother's Letter Boogie Uproar – Gems From The Peacock Vaults Amazon
19The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Marvelettes Amazon
20Bob Rivers Please Don't Shoot, Mr Postman Best of Answer Songs vol 2 Amazon
21The Marvelettes Twistin' Postman Second Helpings: Sequels To The Songs That Left 'Em Hungry For More! Amazon
22Buddy Holly Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues Buddy Holly And The R&R Giants Amazon
23Buck Owens Keys In The Mailbox Hot Dog Amazon
24Jorma Kaukonen & Tom Hobson No Mail Today Quah [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
25Suitcase Sam Morning Mail Goodnight Riverdale Park Amazon
26Allan Sherman Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp) Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time [Disc 1] Amazon
27Ernest Tubb Letters Have No Arms Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
28Champion Jack Dupree Mail Order Woman New Orleans R&B Outbreak Amazon
29Big Joe Turner Teen Age Letter Big Joe Rocks Amazon
30Slim Harpo Mailbox Blues The Excello Singles Anthology Disc 2 Amazon
31Arlene Smith Letter Full Of Tears Back To The Streets – Celebrating The Music Of Don Covay Amazon
32Roosevelt Grier The Mail Must Go Through Point Of No Return: The Liberty Records Story 1962 Amazon
33Gene Terry & The Downbeats No Mail Today (Mail) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
34Bobby Bare A Dear John Letter 1964 (Warped 6425) Amazon
35Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours You've Got Mail Amazon