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Country Boogie Woogie

While the origin of the term is in debate, there are numerous stories that almost make sense but cannot be verified. However, 20th century blues, country and rock and roll were rife with the reference and it turned into a guitar lick, a piano run, and a salty reference on the standup. Deeper Roots will be spending time with the country versions, inherited (nee appropriated) from the rhythm and blues form … and a little bit of history as well. We’ve got the classic country sounds of Sheb Wooley, Johnny Tyler, and The Delmore Brothers paired up with higher octane country Americana from Dale Watson, Robert Gordon, and Asleep at the Wheel. Chuck Berry once said “It used to be called boogie-woogie, it used to be called blues, used to be called rhythm & blues…it’s called rock now”. You can quote me in enlightening that observation by calling it “one nascent stream that emptied into a swift river.” Tune in Friday evenings here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merrill Moore Nola Boogie Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 1] Amazon
3Al Dexter & His Troopers Saturday Night Boogie Hillibilly Boogie! Amazon
4Hardrock Gunter Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Amazon
5Vance Morris & His Alabama Playboys Crazy About The Boogie Hillbilly Boogie Box [Disc 4] Amazon
6Hank Snow Rhumba Boogie Hillbilly Boogie Box [Disc 4] Amazon
7Johnny Tyler Oakie Boogie Southern Belle [Disc 1] Amazon
8Sheb Wooley Mule Boogie Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
9Johnny Bond Alabama Boogie Boy Put Me To Bed Amazon
10Bob Newman Hangover Boogie Crossroads In Cowtown Amazon
11Skeets McDonald The Southland Boogie Skeets McDonald – One Classic Album & Singles Collection Amazon
12Dale Watson Texas Boogie Cheatin' Heart Attack Amazon
13Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Stratosphere Boogie Stratosphere Boogie Amazon
14Merle Travis Merle's Boogie Woogie Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
15Les Paul Guitar Boogie Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Plus (1936-47) [Disc 2] Amazon
16Kate Mackenzie Pan American Boogie Steel Rails: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 1 Amazon
17Doc Watson Freight Train Boogie Songs From Home Amazon
18Red Foley Hobo Boogie The Essential Recordings Amazon
19The Delmore Brothers Peach Street Boogie The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 15 Amazon
20Sonny Burgess We Wanna Boogie Oxford American 11th Edition Southern Music 2009 Amazon
21Grady Martin & His Slewfoot Five Wooly Boogie The Very Best Of Amazon
22Sleepy Labeef Shot-Gun Boogie (Overdub) Sleepy Rocks Amazon
23Webb Pierce Teenage Boogie All Hits! [Disc 2] Amazon
24Robert Gordon and Link Wray Rock Billy Boogie Too Fast to live… Too Young to Die Amazon
25Asleep at the Wheel 08 Boogie Back to Texas 10 Amazon
26Tiny Hill Milk Bucket Boogie Country Music On the Mercury Label Amazon
27Little Jimmy Dickens You Better Not Do That Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
28Little Jimmy Dickens Buddy's Boogie Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
29Porky Freeman Boogie Woogie Boy Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys: The West Coast Indies Amazon
30Tennessee Ernie Ford Blackberry Boogie Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 1] Amazon
31Tennessee Ernie Ford False Hearted Girl Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon
32Asleep at the Wheel Choo Choo Ch'Boogie The Best of Asleep at the Wheel Amazon
33Tennessee Ernie Ford Shot-Gun Boogie Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon

Groove Juice Special

Not exactly sure what ‘groove juice’ is, but for the purposes of our show full of sass and novelty, we’ll just suggest you make it what you want it. It’s a whimsical, sometimes bawdy, morning collection of the past 100 years of jazz, folk, country, and pop (with a little who-knows-what-that-is thrown in).  We’ve got poodles, big feet, Ovaltine, four leaf clovers, rabbits, and tattoos included with the subject matter today. Songs that are as delectable as they are incredible. We’ve got Skeets McDonald, Robert Crumb, Mae West, Groucho Marx, Dorothy Shay (the Park Avenue Hillbilly), and a couple dozen others for your Friday morning. Oh yeah, and some Johnny Cash and Slim Gaillard as well. So tune into KRJF Community Radio this week for all you can handle.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue [Live] 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
3Geraint Watkins Bouffant In a Bad Mood – Deluxe Expanded Edition Amazon
4Slim & Slam Groove Juice Special Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart Columbia (Disc 3) Amazon
5Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Dad Gum Ya Hide Boy The Aladdin Story (Pt. 1) Amazon
6Harry "The Hipster" Gibson Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
7Tampa Red & Big Maceo Let Me Play With Your Poodle Radio Radio Vol.5 [Disc 3] Bob Dylan Amazon
8Johnny Buckett Let Me Play With Your Poodle Dirty Boogie:The Fortune Records Story Amazon
9Jimmie Davis The Poodle Dog Song Doggone Country Amazon
10Sam Butera & the Witnesses French Poodle Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 5: Wild Cool & Swingin Amazon
11Hank Penny Rabbits Don't Ever Get Married Crazy Rhythm: The Standard Transcriptions Amazon
12Skeets McDonald The Tattooed Lady Dirty Boogie: The Fortune Records Story Amazon
13Groucho Marx & Bing Crosby Lydia The Tattooed Lady The Marx Brothers Greatest Hits Amazon
14The Hoosier Hot Shots I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones) Rural Rhythm 1935-42 Amazon
15Mae West I'm An Occidental Woman In An Oriental Mood For Love The Mae West Collection Amazon
16Fats Waller Your Feet's Too Big Fats Waller Greatest Hits Amazon
17Dave Van Ronk Your Feet's Too Big Sweet & Lowdown Amazon
18Dave Van Ronk Would You Like to Swing on a Star? Sunday Street Amazon
19R. Crumb And His Cheap Suit Serenaders Hula Melody (Radio Broadcast) R. Crumb's Music Sampler Amazon
20Fiddlin' Ian McCamy Quartette Schottische R. Crumb's Music Sampler Amazon
21Al Miller I Found A Four Leaf Clover (BP 8047, 12923-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
22Bo Carter She's Your Cook, But She Burns My Bread Sometimes The Rough Guide To Ragtime Blues & Hokum Amazon
23Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon I'm Gonna Steal You (BP 8040, 12920-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
24Ben Selvin Orchestra Who's Your Little Who Zis Vintage Music: Original Classics from the 1920s and 1930s Amazon
25Dorothy Shay Feudin & Fightin 47 Your Hit Parade Amazon
26Eileen Barton If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd 've Baked A Cake) Mairzy Doats-44 Wacky Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
27Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo) 47 Your Hit Parade Amazon
28Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters I'll Si-Si Ya In Bahia [Single Version] Their Complete Recordings Together [Disc 2] Amazon
29John Fogerty Honey Do Deja Vu All Over Again Amazon
30Louis Prima I Wanna Be Like You The Jungle Book (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) [Remastered] Amazon
31Eartha Kitt/Henri René & His Orchestra I Want to Be Evil Purr-Fect: Greatest Hits Amazon
32Hank Penny The Mink on her Back King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 2] Amazon

Lefty Merle Willie Hank & Hank

It’s a songwriter’s showcase this morning on Deeper Roots. Country music songwriters Lefty Frizell, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Hank Cochran, and Hank Williams are highlighted in a show that features covers by their contemporaries (and a few from the recent past) including Iris DeMent, Ernest Tubb, Billy Walker, Bob Dylan, Rosanne Cash, and at least two dozen others. Our show pays tribute to some amazing stalwarts who literally defined the country ‘voice’ and story. Join Dave Stroud on another Friday morning on KOWS Community Radio, 92.5 FM Occidental, streaming to all of planet earth on all your favorite services including OpenRadio.app, TuneIn.com, RadioGarden.io and, our web site, kowsfm.com. Good morning!

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine I Want to Be With You Always The Missing Years Amazon
3Red Foley & The Andrews Sisters I Want To Be With You Always Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
4Brennen Leigh I Love You A Thousand Ways Brennen Leigh Sings Lefty Frizzell Amazon
5George Jones If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time) Sings Country and Western Hits Amazon
6Keith Whitley I Never Go Around Mirrors The Rounder Records Story Amazon
7Merle Haggard My Baby's Just Like Money Roots, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Rosanne Cash Featuring Rufus Wainwright Silver Wings (Feat. Rufus Wainwright) The List Amazon
9Bill Kirchen Shelly's Winter Love (Album) Word To The Wise Amazon
10Iris DeMent Big City Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
11George Jones I Always Get Lucky With You The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country Disc 2 Amazon
12Dale Watson Mama Tried More Great Moments of Vinyl History Amazon
13Ray Price Night Life Columbia Country Classics – Volume 4: The Nashville Sound Amazon
14Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires & The Imperials Quartet Funny How Time Slips Away Elvis Country Amazon
15k.d. lang & the Reclines Three Days Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
16The Little Willies I Gotta Get Drunk The Little Willies Amazon
17The Secret Sisters Why Don't You Love Me The Secret Sisters Amazon
18Bob Dylan I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Amazon
19Buckwheat Zydeco Hey, Good Lookin' Menagerie Amazon
20Sleepy LaBeef I Saw the Light Sun Records Artists Perform the Hank Williams Songbook Amazon
21Jerry Lee Lewis You Win Again The Definitive Collection Amazon
22Taj Mahal Mind Your Own Business Senor Blues Amazon
23Elvis Costello He's Got You ('Lost Session' Version) Almost Blue Amazon
24Rhiannon Giddens She's Got You Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
25Patsy Cline Why Can't He Be You The Patsy Cline Collection Amazon
26Dottie West Me Today And Her Tomorrow The Essential Dottie West Amazon
27Bobby Bare I'd Fight The World The Best Of Bobby Bare Amazon
28Jamey Johnson Everything But You (featuring Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill) Living For A Song- A Tribute To Hank Cochran Amazon
29Al Green & Lyle Lovett Funny How Time Slips Away Rhythm Country & Blues Amazon

The Sin Game

Sinners, singing and swinging is the theme we’re bringing you as we approach the dog days of summer in yet another season of COVID. In a show refactored for these new and dangerous times we raise the level of the gospel message with influential performers from the past century like Blind Willie Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, The Louvin Brothers, and some contemporary interpretations to remind us that Jesus did, indeed, rock the jukebox with a steady roll. Gospel’s rhythm is the rhythm of rock ‘n roll but these songs also carry a message for all you sinners out there. Don’t let the devil ride the devil’s slide into Satan’s burning hell…all songs with a pressing message and a sense of sermon.  You can tune us in Friday evenings on 92.5 FM in Sonoma County or streaming to the world at kowsfm.com.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Brozman Devil's Slide Devil's Slide Amazon
3The Louvin Brothers Sinner, You'd Better Get Ready Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old-Timey Gospel Music Amazon
4Singers of United Sacred Harp Musical Assoc led by Maud Quinn Sinner's Friend Southern Journey, Vol. 10: And Glory Shone Around Amazon
5Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell The Essential Guide To Gospel Amazon
6Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
7Golden Gate Quartet God's Gonna Cut 'em Down 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Sonny Treadway Don't Let The Devil Ride Sacred Steel Guitar Amazon
9The Blind Boys Of Alabama Freedom Road Higher Ground Amazon
10Reverend Robert Ballinger And The Gospel Chimes John Saw How Sweet it Was Amazon
11Sister Rosetta Tharpe The Devil Has Thrown Him Down The Original Soul Sister: Singing in My Soul [Disc 3] Amazon
12The Harmonizing Four Oh Sinner Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
13The Swan Silvertones Sinner Man Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
14The Silver Quintette Sinner's Crossroads Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
15The Soul Stirrers Sinner Run To Jesus (Take 1) Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
16Johnny Cash God's Gonna Cut You Down American V: A Hundred Highways Amazon
17Elder Charles Beck Rock And Roll Sermon – Part 1 Document Shortcuts Vol. 1 "God Don't Like It" Amazon
18The White Stripes Seven Nation Army Elephant Amazon
19The Almanac Singers Get Thee Behind Me, Satan Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 1] Amazon
20The Louvin Brothers What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul Close Harmony [Disc 8] Amazon
21The Louvin Brothers Satan Lied to Me Long Play Collection Amazon
22Fern Jones Strange Things Happening Every Day The Glory Road Amazon
23Brother Claude Ely You Took The Wrong Road Again Satan Get Back Amazon
24Fern Jones I Do Believe The Glory Road Amazon
25Lonnie Johnson Devil's Got The Blues Complete Recorded Works, Vol:1 Amazon
26Mavis And The Staple Singers Uncloudy Day Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
27Piney Grove Spiritual Singers of Milledgeville, Ga Get Back Satan The Pitch/Gusman Records Story Amazon
28Gospel Supremes Sinner Man Local Customs: Downriver Revival Amazon
29Reverend Gary Davis Pure Religion Harlem Street Singer Amazon
30Flying Clouds of Augusta, Ga Don't Let The Devil Ride The Pitch/Gusman Records Story Amazon
31Blind Willie Johnson If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Disc 1) Amazon
32Tony Bennett Sing You Sinners [#] The Essential Tony Bennett [Columbia/Legacy] Disc 1 Amazon
33Brother Claude Ely There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon

Dope Head Blues

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

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Mabon Got To Have Some I'm The Fixer : The Best Of The USA Records Sessions Amazon
3The Ink Spots That Cat Is High Cocaine Blues Amazon
4The Cats & The Fiddle Killin' Jive The Very Best Of Amazon
5The Spirits of Rhythm Junk Man Cocaine Blues Amazon
6Cleo Brown The Stuff Is Here And It's Mellow The Legendary Cleo Brown Amazon
7Champion Jack Dupree Junker's Blues ABC Of The Blues Vol 6 Amazon
8Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Junco Partner Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll – The Anthology 1938-1953 Amazon
9Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks Long Comma Viper The Blue Thumb Years 1971-1973 Amazon
10Phil Lawrence Viper's Dream Mandolin Heaven Amazon
11Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys You're a Viper Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
12Louis Armstrong Song Of The Vipers [Album Version] Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 Amazon
13Lalo Guerrero Marihuana Boogie Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
14Bette Midler Marahuana Songs For The New Depression Amazon
15Julia Lee Marijuana Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
16Fats Waller The Reefer Song Last Testament His Final Recor Amazon
17Barney Bigard Sextet Sweet Marihuana Brown The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
18Larry Adler Smoking Reefers The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
19Johnny Price Marijuana, The Devil Flower Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
20Johnny Cash Leave That Junk Alone The Man In Black 1954-1958 [Disc 2] Amazon
21Hot Lips Page Feelin' High And Happy Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
22Ella Fitzgerald When I Get Low I Get High Cryin' Mood Amazon
23Cab Calloway Kickin' The Gong Around The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
24Julia Lee Pipe Dreams Kansas City Star [Disc 5] Amazon
25Tampa Red That Stuff Is Here Tampa Red The Guitar Wizard Amazon
26Cedar Creek Sheik Don't Use That Stuff Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice Amazon
27Dick Justice Cocaine Rough Guide To The Blues Songsters Amazon
28Reverend Gary Davis Cocaine Blues Blues And Ragtime Amazon
29Charley Jordan Just A Spoonful Cocaine Blues Amazon
30Slim & Slam Chinatown, My Chinatown Cocaine Blues Amazon
31Dr. John Junko Partner The Ultimate Dr. John Amazon
32The Treniers Hadacole (That's All) They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon

The River In Music

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

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

Music From The Band

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

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

Bob at 80

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

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

Post-War Rhythm & Jive

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

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

Honey Don’t

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

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