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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

New Moon

Deeper Roots goes extraterrestrial with a theme this morning. A ‘new moon’ is the phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth and, shortly thereafter, at a time when it appears as a slender crescent. This morning we honor this evening’s phase even though it’s one that has no face; the more celebratory of the moon’s visibility are full moons, half moons, and quarter moons. But that won’t stop us from celebrating with sounds from the deep past, the recent past, and what will someday be the past. Join Dave Stroud for the crooners (Crosby and Frankie), the 88 key boomers (Fats Waller and Ray Charles), and the songsmith tuners (Willie, Hank Snow, and Patsy Cline) as Friday morning takes to the night sky from Sonoma County’s own Valley of the Moon.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Traveling Wilburys New Blue Moon Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 Amazon
3Del McCoury, Doc Watson & Mac Wiseman New Moon Over My Shoulder Mac Doc Del Amazon
4Patsy Cline Blue Moon Of Kentucky The Patsy Cline Collection Amazon
5Ray Charles Dixie Moon The Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 4] Amazon
6Rodney Crowell Shame on the Moon The Essential Rodney Crowell Amazon
7k.d. lang & the Reclines Full Moon Full of Love Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
8Willie Nelson Sugar Moon You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
9Johnny Cash/Paul McCartney New Moon Over Jamaica Water from the Wells of Home Amazon
10Gene Autry There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder [Album Version] Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
11Hank Snow Dark Moon 1964 (Warped 6406) Amazon
12Fats Waller Let's Pretend There's A Moon Let's Pretend There's A Moon Amazon
13Bing Crosby Moonburn Classic Hoagy Carmichael [Disc 1] Amazon
14Artie Shaw There's A New Moon Over The Old Mill Non-Stop Flight Amazon
15Cliff Edwards It's Only A Paper Moon Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
16Boswell Sisters I Thank You Mr. Moon Boswell Sisters Amazon
17The Modernaires East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) Singin' And Swingin' Amazon
18Rosemary Clooney Old Devil Moon The Witching Hour Amazon
19Frank Sinatra Old Devil Moon Songs for Swingin' Lovers! Amazon
20Betty Carter The Moon Is Low Inside Betty Carter Amazon
21Dean Martin In The Misty Moonlight The Great Dean Martin Amazon
22Andy Williams Moon River Donna Reed's Dinner Party Amazon
23Willie Nelson Moonlight in Vermont Stardust [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
24Norton Buffalo Lovin' In The Valley Of The Moon Lovin' In The Valley Of The Moon Amazon
25Neville Brothers Yellow Moon Uptown Rulin': The Best Of The Neville Brothers Amazon
26The Dixie Cups Gee The Moon Is Shining Bright (Mono Single) The Complete Red Bird Recordings Amazon
27The Marcels Blue Moon Street Corner Symphonies (Disc 1) Amazon
28The Olympics Dance By The Light Of The Moon American Music Library: The Hits Of 1960 Amazon
29Little Richard By The Light Of The Silvery Moon The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
30The Capris There's a Moon Out Tonight Gems from the Columbia Vaults, Pt. 1 Amazon
31Jonathan King Everyone's Gone To The Moon Everyone's Gone To The Moon – Single Amazon
32Les Paul & Mary Ford How High The Moon Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
33Rex Allen Dreamy Montana Moon Last of the Great Singing Cowboys Amazon

Who We Lost in 2019

Another year passes and with each year we take stock of the legacies that are not ‘left behind’ but live on in their contributions. The past century of America’s music has brought talent, wit and wisdom, and the artists’ take on arrangement, delivery, and rhythm. This was another year of profound loss including contemporaries like Daniel Johnston and Ric Ocasek, studio production legends Hal Blaine and Dave Bartholomew, songwriting greats Robert Hunter and Donnie Fritts, and prolific performers like Fats Domino, Doris Day, and Art Neville. Two hours means we draw the line and that’s never easy. Tune in for a look back at who we lost in 2019. www.kowsfm.com/listen is the stream.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show Cover of the Rolling Stone The Essential Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show Amazon
3Ethel Ennis, Hank Jones, Eddie Briggs, Abie Baker & Kenny Clarke Lullaby for Losers Lullabies for Losers Amazon
4Carol Channing Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
5Doris Day Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps Something For Everybody Amazon
6The McGuire Sisters Sugartime Your Hit Parade – 1958 Amazon
7The Lettermen The Way You Look Tonight Lifetime Of Romance: Secret Rendezvous [Disc 1] Amazon
8Leon Redbone My Little Grass Shack Whistling In The Wind Amazon
9Captain & Tenille Love Will Keep Us Together 70s Music Explosion Escape Amazon
10The Monkees Can You Dig It? Listen to the Band Disc 3 Amazon
11Danny & The Juniors Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay Hit The Road Jack: The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
12Jack Scott Leroy Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon
13Sleepy Labeef Good Rockin' Boogie Sleepy Rocks Amazon
14Bonnie Guitar Dark Moon Dark Moon [Bear Family] Amazon
15The Grateful Dead Friend of the Devil American Beauty Amazon
1613th Floor Elevators You're Gonna Miss Me High Fidelity Amazon
17Quicksilver Messenger Service Who Do You Love Part 1 Happy Trails [Live] Amazon
18The Ronettes Be My Baby Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 2 Amazon
19The Honeycombs Have I The Right We Love Pirate Radio – 60s Favourites Amazon
20The Persuasions I'll Come Running Back to You Good News Amazon
21Andre Williams Jail Bait Artist's Choice: Rolling Stones Amazon
22Jackie Shane Any Other Way Any Other Way Amazon
23Donnie Fritts The Oldest Baby in the World Lucky 13 Amazon
24Eddie Money Baby Hold On Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money Amazon
25Art Neville All These Things Brother to Brother (Disc One:Art) Amazon
26Fats Domino I Hear You Knockin' They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
27Dr. John Somebody Changed The Lock Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
28Ric Ocasek Bottom Dollar Nexterday Amazon
29Little Feat Dixie Chicken Hotcakes & Outtakes: 30 Years of Little Feat (1 of 4) Amazon
30The Amazing Rhythm Aces Third Rate Romance Stacked Deck Amazon
31Dick Dale & the Del-Tones King of the Surf Guitar Cowabunga! The Surf Box Disc 2 Amazon
32Earl Thomas Conley Holding Her And Loving You Superstars Of Country: Good Ol' Songs [Disc 1] Amazon
33Mac Wiseman Tis Sweet To Be Remembered Teenage Hangout Amazon

 

At the Jazz Club

Cool November sounds from the catalog of cool itself. This week’s Deeper Roots looks for some relaxed sounds; reminders of what it’s like to sit in a smokey lounge below street level in the Village and listen to solos, breakouts, and instrumental wizardry. Join us as we dig the swinging backbeat and improvisations that exemplify an urban sound from some of the greats. We’ve got Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Illinois Jacquet, and a host of others taking us into the Friday morning club here on Sonoma County Community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Charlie Haden Blue Pearl Now Is The Hour Amazon
3Roland Kirk Three for The Festival Mercury 1962 Amazon
4Buddy Rich Love For Sale The Best Of Buddy Rich: The Pacific Jazz Years Amazon
5Ben Webster The Jeep's Jumping The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol. 2 [Disc 3] Amazon
6Illinois Jacquet Harlem Nocturne Swing's the Thing + Illinois Jacquet and His Orchestra (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
7Illinois Jacquet Las Vegas Blues Swing's the Thing + Illinois Jacquet and His Orchestra (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
8Ornette Coleman Ramblin Oxford American Southern Music Texas Amazon
9Sonny Rollins I'm An Old Cowhand Way Out West [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
10Dave Brubeck It's Deja Vu All Over Again So What's New? Amazon
11Herbie Hancock The Eye Of The Hurricane Maiden Voyage Amazon
12Lee Morgan Hocus-Pocus The Sidewinder (RVG Edition) Amazon
13Joe Henderson Homestretch Page One Amazon
14Freddie Hubbard Arietis (Alternate Take) Ready For Freddie Amazon
15Kenny Burrell K Twist Midnight Blue Amazon
16Grant Green Falling In Love With Love The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol. 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
17Count Basie Blues in Hoss' Flat Chairman of the Board Amazon
18Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd O Pato Jazz Samba Amazon
19Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery Night Train Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo Amazon
20The Oscar Peterson Trio/Milt Jackson Work Song Oscar Peterson's Finest Hour Amazon
21Miles Davis Jeru Birth of The Cool Amazon

Party at the House

November kicks off with a party at our house. Some rare R&B nuggets, some classic old time country and honky-tonk, and a little bit of the New Orleans and house party themes to kick off the morning here on Deeper Roots. House parties, rent parties, and dance hall jamborees are celebrated by Bob Wills, Babs Gonzales, Little Esther, Jackie Brenston, and Dale Watson. We’ll also hear from Willie, T-Bone, and Merle on a Friday morning show that brings a little bit of light into the Sonoma County after weeks of trepidation from the fires. Please join Dave Stroud broadcasting live from downtown Santa Rosa.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound Jebidiah Moonshine's Friday Night Shack Party Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound Amazon
3Amos Milburn House Party (Tonight) Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
4Babs Gonzales House Rent Party Cool WhalinDon Gibson Give Myself A Party Fifty Years Of Hits (Vol. 3) Amazon
5Jesse Allen Let's Party Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock 'n' Roll Vol 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
6The Hamptones Turkey Hop Rhythm 'N' Blues Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 4 Amazon
7The Treniers Go, Go, Go Rhythm 'N' Blues Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 4 Amazon
8The Four Jacks The Last of the Good Rocking Men Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 3 Amazon
9Rollee McGill Rhythm Rockin' Boogie Shoutin' Out The Blues (R&B CD 2005-2) Amazon
10The Wild Magnolias Party Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
11Marcia Ball The Party's Still Going On Roadside Attractions Amazon
12Jackie Brentson Starvation Stompin' – Rhythm 'N' Blues Pounders – Volume 13 Amazon
13Yvonne Baker & The Sensations Party Across The Hall Book Of Love: The Argo Records Story 1956-1962 Amazon
14Little Esther Ring-A-Ding-Doo Sleazy Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
15Sam Cooke Having a Party Greatest Hits Amazon
16Tammi Terrell Two Can Have A Party Come On And See Me: The Complete Solo Collection Amazon
17The Enchanters I Paid For The Party Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
18Quinn Golden Party On the Weekend On the Chitlin Circuit Amazon
19T-Bone Walker Party Girl The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 2] Amazon
20Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway The Party's At Our House Doug Blumer And The Bohemian Highway Amazon
21Bob Wills Goin' Away Party For the Last Time Amazon
22Merle Haggard/Ray Price/Willie Nelson Goin' Away Party Last of the Breed Disc 2 Amazon
23Willie Nelson The Party's Over ["Naked" version] Naked Willie Amazon
24Dale Watson The Party's Over Live Deluxe…Plus CD1 Amazon
25Dale Watson Pity Party I Hate These Songs Amazon
26The Cadillacs Party for Two For Collectors Only (Disc 3) Amazon
27Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Party at My House Mean Case of the Blues Amazon
28Babs Gonzales Babs' Celebrity Party Cool WhalinKing Biscuit And The Ronnie Hawkins Band Hoodoo Party Blues Anthology: Screamin' The Blues Amazon
29Fats Domino What a Party My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
30Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew Talk About A Party Stompin' 1 Amazon
31Shep & the Limelites Party for Two Daddy's Home to Stay Amazon

Free Form After Kincade

A last minute playlist…some gentle sounds for listeners who’ve had a tough week here in Sonoma County. Songs of reflection take center stage on Deeper Roots where the scheduled playlist was a bit too frivolous to put on the air. With everyone focused on rebuilding, rehoming, and getting their power back as well as building a support network for those impacted through lost homes and property. And here’s to the first responders, the city and county officials who get it right this time…join Dave Stroud on a Saturday morning in October in a county still reeling from the firestorm of two years back. Easy listening is the order of the day.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Alvin California's Burning Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
3The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Be What You Are Amazon
4Kate Wolf Here In California Weaver Of Visions – Anthology (2) Amazon
5Simon & Garfunkel Homeward Bound The Essential Simon & Garfunkel Amazon
6Simon & Garfunkel America The Essential Simon & Garfunkel [Disc 2] Amazon
7The Youngbloods Get Together Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods Amazon
8Maria McKee Let Your Light Shine On Me God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
9Paul Simon Feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo Amazing Grace The Warner Brothers Collection Amazon
10Creedence Clearwater Revival The Midnight Special Chronicle: Volume Two Amazon
11The Venice Four with Rose Stone and The Abbot Kinney Lighthouse Choir Let Your Light Shine On Me [Album Version] The Ladykillers Music From The Motion Picture Amazon
12The Staple Singers Jacob's Ladder Freedom Highway Amazon
13Marty Robbins You Gotta Climb 1963 (Warped 6373) Amazon
14Neko Case Thanks A Lot The Virginian Amazon
15Geraint Watkins Go West Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
16Nick Lowe Rome Wasn't Built In a Day At My Age Amazon
17Gram Parsons In My Hour of Darkness Exposed Roots: Best of Alt. Country Disc 2 Amazon
18The Band All LA Glory Stage Fright Amazon
19Bob Dylan Shelter from the Storm Blood on the Tracks Amazon
20Elvis Presley Promised Land Artist of the Century Disc 3 Amazon
21John Hiatt Ethylene Walk On Amazon
22Neil Young Peace of Mind Comes a Time Amazon
23Luna California (All the Way) Bewitched Amazon
24The Band The Weight The Best of the Band Amazon
25Arthur Alexander Every Day I Have to Cry Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter Amazon
26Mike Farris Snap Your Fingers Silver & Stone Amazon
27Willie Nelson Funny How Time Slips Away One Hell Of A Ride Amazon

Covering Elvis

This morning’s show will be a collection of Elvis covers; songs that hit the charts for Elvis from 1956 into the break of the 1970s. Mostly number ones, but some repeated favorites, all covered by a cross-section of his contemporaries and those from another generation. We’ll have everyone from Santo & Johnny and Bobby Gentry to Rosie Flores and John Prine putting forward covers of Elvis Presley treats. We’ve also got a version of Heartbreak Hotel by Hanni El Khabib, a rare piece by rocker and session man (not bluesman) Robert Johnson, Billy Burnette’s bluegrass, and some C. J. Chenier to keep the eclectic blend alive. We’re on Friday mornings at 9 Pacific on KOWS and Friday evenings at 9 Pacific on KWTF.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobby Bare That's All Right 1971 Amazon
3Ricky Nelson There's Good Rockin' Tonight Ricky Nelson Amazon
4Chris Isaak I Forgot to Remember to Forget Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
5John Prine & Mac Wiseman I Forgot to Remember to Forget Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
6Hanni El Khatib Heartbreak Hotel Will the Guns Come Out Amazon
7Marty Stuart/The Staple Singers Don't Be Cruel (To a Heart That's True) The Marty Party Hit Pack Amazon
8Jon Spencer All Shook Up Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
9Debbie Harry Don't Be Cruel Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
10Eric Clapton Hound Dog Journeyman Amazon
11Linda Ronstadt Love Me Tender Living In The U.S.A. Amazon
12Rosie Flores Too Much Working Girl's Guitar Amazon
13Billy Joel All Shook Up Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
14C.J. Chenier Teddy Bear Step It Up! Amazon
15Dion Jailhouse Rock (Album) Heroes: Giants of Early Guitar Rock Amazon
16Ricky Van Shelton Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
17Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen Hard Headed Woman Sleazy Roadside Stories Amazon
18Ken Lovelace One Night Twenty Years Overnight Amazon
19Raul Malo (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I After Hours Amazon
20Billy Burnette; Shawn Camp A Big Hunk O' Love The Bluegrass Elvises, Vol. 1 Amazon
21Billy Burnette/Shawn Camp Are You Lonesome Tonight The Bluegrass Elvises, Vol. 1 Amazon
22Chris Isaak It's Now or Never Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
23Del Shannon His Latest Flame Home and Away: The Complete Recording 1960-1970 – CD1 Amazon
24Chris Isaak Can't Help Falling in Love Beyond the Sun (Deluxe Version) Amazon
25The Marvelettes Good Luck Charm Four By Four – Girl Groups Amazon
26Dave Edmunds Return to Sender Brace Yourself!: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell Amazon
27Trisha Yearwood (You're The) Devil in Disguise Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
28Aaron Neville Crying In The Chapel The Tattooed Heart Amazon
29Santo & Johnny Crying In the Chapel Santo And Johnny, The Best of Amazon
30Bobbie Gentry In The Ghetto Ode To Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years Amazon
31Waylon Jennings Suspicious Minds Singles Amazon
32Mark James Suspicious Minds Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
33Robert Johnson Burning Love Close Personal Friend Amazon
34Chet Atkins It's Now Or Never The Guitar Genius Amazon

Guy Clark Tribute

Songs that were personal. Vignettes about the real world. A study in memories but on a deeper level where one wrestles the blood out of the words; and his were usually the simplest of words. Economy of words means a broader vision. That’s what I think of when I think of Guy Clark’s songs. From his sprawling narratives to the trapdoors he leaves you when he’s finished, his music was a little slice of melodic nuance laced with words that mattered. Every one. This week’s show won’t beat around the bush; we’ll just put them out there to reflect on and give a little bit of thanks that we have them. We’ll hear from Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, and a few nuggets from Guy himself.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Rosanne Cash Better Days This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Amazon
3Jerry Jeff Walker Boats to Build Cowboy Boots & Bathin Suits Amazon
4Steve Earle & The Dukes L.A. Freeway Guy Amazon
5Ricky Skaggs Heartbroke Highways & Heartaches Amazon
6Guy Clark Desperadoes Waiting For A Train Heartworn Highways Amazon
7Joe Ely Magdalene Panhandle Rambler Amazon
8Jerry Jeff Walker My Favorite Picture Of You This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
9Willie Nelson My Favorite Picture of You Ride Me Back Home Amazon
10Nanci Griffith She Ain't Goin' Nowhere Blue Roses From The Moons Amazon
11Guy Clark Intro: The Randall Knife Songs and Stories Amazon
12Guy Clark The Randall Knife Songs and Stories Amazon
13Vince Gill Randall Knife This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
14Asleep at the Wheel The Cape Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
15Asleep At The Wheel Blowin' Like A Bandit [Album Version] The Swingin' Best Of Asleep At The Wheel Amazon
16Verlon Thompson All Through Throwin' Good Love After Bad This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
17Johnny Cash Let Him Roll Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
18The Everly Brothers A Nickel For The Fiddler Country Classics Amazon
19Lyle Lovett Step Inside This House (Step Inside My House) Step Inside This House Disc 1 Amazon
20Jamie Lin Wilson Instant Coffee Blues (feat. Jack Ingram) Jumping Over Rocks Amazon
21Hayes Carll Rivertown Little Rock Amazon
22Emmylou Harris Bang the Drum Slowly Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems Disc 2 Amazon
23Shannon McNally Black Haired Boy Black Irish Amazon
24Rodney Crowell Stuff That Works Let The Picture Paint Itself Amazon
25Steve Earle & The Dukes Dublin Blues Guy Amazon
26Guy Clark & The Jordanaires Honky Tonk Song Caught in the Webb Amazon
27Ray Wylie Hubbard Homegrown Tomatoes This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Amazon

Americana Covers 2019

There have been some great Americana sounds released this year and there is no sense in ignoring them, certainly. In fact, you can tune into Sonoma County Community Radio each week for Blue Moon Americana, broadcasting Thursday mornings at 5am on KOWS and 9am on KWTF. We’ll be spending some time covering the covers of tradition and some from the contemporary well this week on Deeper Roots. Tune in for some great sounds…truly. Fun covers of blues, gospel, folk, country, and jazz from the likes of Whitehorse, Jesse Dayton, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson and Kristi Jean & Her Ne’er-Do-Wells. We’ll hear everything from Amazing Grace to Redneck Friend this week on Deeper Roots. Check it out this Saturday evening,  a rebroadcast of a live show from the KOWS Cherry Street Historic District in Santa Rosa.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ben Winship What's The Matter With the Well Toolshed Amazon
3Whitehorse Baby, What You Want Me To Do The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon
4Whitehorse Baby, Scratch My Back The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon
5Mercury Rev Big Boss Man (feat. Hope Sandoval) Bobbie Gentry's the Delta Sweete Revisited Amazon
6Beth Wood Slip Slidin Away The Long Road Amazon
7Bobtown American Girl Chasing the Sun Amazon
8Jesse Dayton Redneck Friend Mixtape Volume Amazon
9Chatham County Line The Last Time Sharing The Covers Amazon
10Colin Linden & Luther Dickinson With The Tennessee Valentines Feat. Billy Swan And Rachael Davis Lover Please (feat. Rachael Davis) Amour Amazon
11Steve Earle & The Dukes Dublin Blues Guy Amazon
12Steve Earle & The Dukes The Randall Knife Guy Amazon
13Willie Nelson My Favorite Picture of You Ride Me Back Home Amazon
14Just Whiskey O Death Second Hand Songs Amazon
15Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun Conspirators Amazon
16Jason Ringenberg Farewell Angelina Stand Tall Amazon
17Davina & The Vagabonds I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track) Sugar Drops Amazon
18Kristi Jean & Her Ne'er-Do-Wells Cryin' In The Deep Blue Sea Country-billy Collision Amazon
19Kristi Jean & Her Ne'er-Do-Wells Oakie Boogie Country-billy Collision Amazon
20Charley Crockett The Race is On Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
21Kevin Deal Ring of Fire The Long Road Home Amazon
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