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Bayou R&B

Back to the bayou once more. This time we keep our focus with laser precision on the rhythm and the blues swirling around in the stew that is Louisiana and the southern climes. You can look forward to some straight ahead blues from Katie Webster, B. B. King, and Lonesome Sundown as well as rhythm vocals from the likes of Art Neville, The Del-Chords, and Joe Richards. I’m telling you…you won’t be hearing anything like it anywhere on Sonoma County radio. It’s a down and dirty bayou collection including selections from the Ace UK archives, the Chess label, and includes some special treats from Little Richard, The Spiders, and King Karl.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2James Booker Junco Partner Junco Partner Amazon
3Little Richard Directly from My Heart The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
4Joe Richards You'd Better Change Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
5Tabby Thomas I'd Love To Tell Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
6Johnnie Allan Lonely Days & Lonely Nights Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
7Cookie & His Cupcakes Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
8The Velvetiers Feelin' Right On Saturday Night Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
9The Del-Chords Help Me Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
10The Hi-Fi's I'm So Lonely Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
11The Spiders I Didn't Want to Do It Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 3 Amazon
12Art Neville House On The Hill Brother to Brother (Disc One:Art) Amazon
13Art Neville What's Going On The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 4] Amazon
14Clarence "Frogman" Henry Ain't Got No Home Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
15Earl King Feeling My Way Around Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
16Sugar Boy Crawford What's Wrong Chess New Orleans [Disc 1] Amazon
17Chris Kenner Something You Got Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
18Katie Webster Hoo Wee, Sweet Daddy Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
19Jimmy Dotson I Need Your Love Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
20Lionel Torrance Rooty Tooty Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
21King Karl Walking Through The Park Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
22B.B. King Bad Case of Love Blues on the Bayou Amazon
23Lonesome Sundown California Blues Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
24Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Don't You Just Know It Having A Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best Of, Volume 1 Amazon
25Fats Domino Whole Lotta Loving Very Best of Fats Domino [Phantom] (Disc 2) Amazon
26Bobby Mitchell I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
27Clifton Chenier The Big Wheel (Squeeze Box Shuffle) Chess New Orleans [Disc 1] Amazon
28Smiley Lewis Shame, Shame, Shame I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 3 Amazon
29John Fred Shirley Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
30Ernie K-Doe Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta Absolutely the Best Amazon
31Big Boy Myles New Orleans The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 5] Amazon
32Frankie Ford Roberta Very Best Of Frankie Ford Amazon
33Charles Brown & Amos Milburn Educated Fool The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 4] Amazon
34Clarence 'Bon Ton' Garlow Jumping At The Zadacoe Louisiana Swamp Blues Amazon
35Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Don't You Know Yockomo Having A Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best Of, Volume 1 Amazon
36Clarence "Frogman" Henry It Won't Be Long Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
37Fats Domino The Fat Man Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 1 Amazon

Country Christmas 2018

It’s a holly, jolly, country Christmas on a Friday morning in West County. We’ll put our political blinders on this morning in search of the merriment that ’tis the season on Deeper Roots. This year’s Christmas special is a collection of country sounds, both new and old, that takes us down a path that mixes contemporary Americana, bluegrass, rockabilly, and classic country into a finely tuned blend of holiday cheer. We’ll be cooking from the Texas panhandle with Dale Watson, taking the high lonesome yule train with Jimmy Martin, spinning yarns with Johnny and Tommy Cash, and dropping by the Waffle House with Bill Anderson. Tune in knowing full well that the dinner’s in the oven and the stockings are all hung by the chimney with care. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Gretchen Wilson I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas Amazon
3Ernest Tubb I'll Be Walking the Floor This Christmas Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
4Pee Wee King Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus Pee Wee King's Country Hoedown (1 of 2) Amazon
5Buck Owens Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy (Original Mono Single Version) Buck 'Em: The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967) Amazon
6Jimmy Martin Daddy Will Santa Claus Ever Have to Die To Mother At Christmas Amazon
7Jimmy Martin Old Fashioned Christmas Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
8The Country Gentlemen Christmas Time Back Home The Early Rebel Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
9Ralph Stanley I'm Going Home, It's Christmas Time Christmas Time with Ralph Stanley Amazon
10The Louvin Brothers Santa's Big Parade Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
11Bill Anderson Waffle House Christmas Anderson Amazon
12Mary Gauthier Christmas In Paradise Filth & Fire Amazon
13Lyle Lovett Christmas Morning The Road To Ensenada Amazon
14John Prine Christmas In Prison Souvenirs Amazon
15Dale Watson You Can Call Me Nick Christmas Time in Texas Amazon
16Eddy Arnold Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
17Sonny James I Forgot to Remember Santa Claus Singles Amazon
18Tennessee Ernie Ford A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
19Loretta Lynn To Heck With Ole Santa Claus White Christmas Blue Amazon
20Johnny Cash/Tommy Cash That Christmasy Feeling The Classic Christmas Album Amazon
21George Jones Lonely Christmas Call Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
22Chip Taylor Merry F'n Christmas The Little Prayers Trilogy (disc 1) Amazon
23Billy Joe Shaver Merry Christmas To You Freedom's Child Amazon
24Antsy McClain Mary Lou's Christmas List Merry Christmas from the Trailer Park Amazon
25Ernest Tubb Blue Christmas Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection Amazon
26John Prine I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus A John Prine Christmas Amazon
27Dale Watson Santa Bring Her Back Christmas Time in Texas Amazon
28Little Jimmy Dickens No Place Like Home On Christmas Country Boy [Disc 5] Amazon
29Eddy Arnold I'm Your Private Santa Claus Christmas On the Country Side Amazon
30Asleep at the Wheel Here Comes Santa Claus Merry Texas Christmas, Y'All Amazon
31Kacey Musgraves Let It Snow A Very Kacey Christmas Amazon
32Leon Redbone Feat. Dr. John Frosty The Snowman (With Dr. John) Christmas Island Amazon
33John Anderson Here Comes Santa Claus Boots To Big to Fill Amazon

Louisiana Gumbo

Back to the bayou. Back to Bourbon Street. From a house of blues to the small clubs out across the river. We’ll be taking a journey into the deeper wells where the influences include urban blues, jazz, French Acadian, Caribbean, and African American.  And one could argue a handful of others. It’s all there in the sounds of south where the pianos and guitar amps are wired into a foundation of tradition…as if performed from a garage or cabin. Cookie & The Cupcakes’ swamp pop, swamp rock from Randy & The Rockets, New Orleans busking from Snooks Eaglin, classic piano noodling from the Professor and Dr. John, and a warm bouillabaisse of southern musical cuisine from Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino all served up on a Friday evening celebrating a few of the treats on community radio for Sonoma County, KOWS.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dr. John Honey Dripper Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
3Charles Sheffield Boogie Children Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
4Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars Walk Your Blues Away 'Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
5Dave Bartholomew Got You On My Mind 1952-1955 Amazon
6Joe Medwick Brought Down I4m An After Hour Man (The Crazy Cajun Recordings) Amazon
7Phil Bo Don't Take It So Hard Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
8Cookie & the Cupcakes Mathilda Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
9Cookie & His Cupcakes Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
10Rod Bernard This Should Go On Forever Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
11Dr. John Wash, Mama, Wash Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
12Erwin Babin Big Boy Blue Boppin' By The Bayou – Made In The Shade Amazon
13Clint West Our Love Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
14Clarence 'Bon Ton' Garlow Flip Flop Louisiana Swamp Blues Amazon
15Clarence 'Bon Ton' Garlow Hey Mr. Bon Ton Louisiana Swamp Blues Amazon
16Rod Bernard Diggy Liggy Lo Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
17Katie Webster & Bobby Jay Hey Mr Love Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
18Jay Nelson Silly Filly Oh Baby Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou – Rompin' & Stompin' Amazon
19Fred Carter (You'll Have To) Come And Get It Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
20Randy & the Rockets Lets Do the Cajun Twist Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
21Rufus Jagneaux Opelousas Sostan Swamp Gold, Volume 1 Amazon
22Fats Domino La-La [Version 2] They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
23Fats Domino I Want You to Know They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Disc 3 Amazon
24Snooks Eaglin Lavinia Baby, You Can Get Your Gun! Amazon
25Snooks Eaglin By the Water Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
26Charles Sheffield I Would Be a Sinner Best Of Excello Vol 1: Sound of the Swamp Amazon
27Zorro & The Zips Frankie & Johnny Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
28Jay Chevalier & The Longshots Cuttin' Cane Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
29King Karl & Guitar Gable Mary Lou Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies Amazon
30Warren Storm Hey Ma Ma Boppin' By The Bayou – Made In The Shade Amazon
31Terry Clement & The Tune Tones Hey Joli Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
32Irma Thomas Cry On Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
33Berna Dean I Walk In My Sleep Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
34Clarence "Frogman" Henry The Glory Of Love [Outtake] Chess New Orleans [Disc 2] Amazon
35Bobby Charles Time Will Tell Chess New Orleans [Disc 1] Amazon
36Dr. John Iko Iko Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon

Music of Albert E. Brumley Sr.

The music of Albert E. Brumley resides in a shadowy corner of country gospel, but when it’s given the light of day, the glow is blinding.  He was a shape note music composer and publisher whose southern gospel pieces are familiar to many. There’s not a lot of information about Albert but the musical legacy of his “I’ll Fly Away”, “Rank Strangers”, and “Turn Your Radio On” are masterpieces of the genre made popular by everyone from The Carters to Bill Monroe and Aretha Franklin to Alan Jackson and Kanye West.  We’ll spend time with his music today, sharing numerous interpretations for you on a Friday morning in Sebastopol, live from KOWS studio at the UMC in the heart of town.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Chuck Wagon Gang/George Jones Turn Your Radio On 70th Anniversary Amazon
3The Dillards Introduction There Is A Time: 1963-70 Amazon
4The Dillards I'll Fly Away There Is A Time: 1963-70 Amazon
5The Humbard Family I'll Fly Away [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
6Stamps-Baxter Quartet When We Sing Around The Throne Eternal Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel Music Amazon
7The Del McCoury Band The Lord Is Writing Down Names The Promised Land Amazon
8The Del McCoury Band It's Surprising What The Lord Can Do The Promised Land Amazon
9Clinch Mountain Boys/Jim Lauderdale/Ralph Stanley This World Is Not My Home I Feel Like Singing Today Amazon
10Fern Jones This World Is Not My Home The Glory Road Amazon
11Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys The Prettiest Flowers Will Be Blooming Ralph Stanley 1971-1973 Disc One Amazon
12The Louvin Brothers He Set Me Free Close Harmony [Disc 6] Amazon
13Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys Standing By the River Ralph Stanley 1971-1973 Disc 4 Amazon
14The Country Gentlemen Rank Strangers To Me The Early Rebel Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
15Ricky Skaggs Rank Stranger Bluegrass Rules! Amazon
16Leon Redbone If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven Double Time Amazon
17Elvis Presley If We Never Meet Again He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 1 Amazon
18Doc Watson I'll Meet You In The Morning Milestones [Disc 2] Amazon
19Albert E. Brumley, Jr./Merle Haggard I'll Meet You in the Morning Two Old Friends Amazon
20Johnnie and Jack I Heard My Name on the Radio 1947-1950 (Warped 4720) Amazon
21Coon Creek Girls Flowers Blooming In The Wildwood Flowers In The Wildwood Amazon
22Rangers Quartet I've Found A Hiding Place Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel Music Amazon
23Marty Stuart Lord, Give Me Just a Little More Time Souls' Chapel Amazon
24Mac Wiseman By the Side of the Road Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
25Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver By The Side Of The Road Beyond The Shadows Amazon
26The Del McCoury Band I'll Put On A Crown And Walk Around The Promised Land Amazon
27The Del McCoury Band It's An Unfriendly World The Promised Land Amazon
28Merle Travis If We Never Meet Again Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
29The Kingsmen I'd Rather Be An Old-Time Christian Crossroads: Southern Roots Amazon
30Jimmie Davis 'Twill Be Sweet When We Meet Nobody's Darlin' But Mine Amazon
31Carl Story I've Found a Hiding Place Country & Western Hit Parade 1947 Amazon
32Wade Bowen I'll Fly Away Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother Amazon
33Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch I'll Fly Away Down From The Mountain: Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Amazon
34NRBQ Down In My Heart Stay With We Amazon
35Lyle Lovett I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord Smile: Songs From The Movies Amazon

Golden Age of Country

It’s a time that followed the second World War and baked into its foundation were the sounds of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Spade Cooley, Bob Wills among others. The music was inspired by bluegrass, folk, blues, and jazz with Country Swing and barn dances sparking a popularity that blanketed the American musical landscape from the Pacific to the southern Atlantic. It was a sound that solidified the title of “Country and Western” and he’ll be sharing some of the great performances in this week’s episode: Patsy Cline, Little Jimmy Dickens, George Jones, Ferlin Husky, and Webb Pierce…just to name a few. While the sound would fade away sometime around the turn of the seventies, when rock n’ roll would elbow it (more like steamroll it) out in popularity on the airwaves, it is revered and restated to this day as a cornerstone of what we recognize as Americana music.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Robbins Singing The Blues Hillbilly Fever – Vol. 3: Legends Of Nashville Amazon
3Webb Pierce Why Baby Why Featuring Red Sovine All Hits! [Disc 2] Amazon
4Ray Price Crazy Arms Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
5Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel Collections Amazon
6The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie The Complete Cadence Recordings 1957-1960 Disc 1 Amazon
7Little Jimmy Dickens Hey Worm (You Wanna Wiggle) Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
8Ferlin Husky Gone Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 – Heroes Of Country Music – Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast Amazon
9Marty Robbins The White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) Magic Moments Amazon
10Bobby Helms Fraulein Classic Country Amazon
11Patsy Cline Walkin' After Midnight 12 Greatest Hits Amazon
12Ray Price My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You The Essential Ray Price 1951-1962 Amazon
13Little Jimmy Dickens A-Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed The Old Country Church/Raisin' The Dickens Amazon
14Marvin Rainwater Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Three Classic Albums Plus Singles 1955-1962 Amazon
15Johnny Cash Ballad Of A Teenage Queen His Sun Years Amazon
16Johnny Cash I Still Miss Someone 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
17Lefty Frizzell If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time Selected Sides – 1957-59 Amazon
18Little Jimmy Dickens Me And My Big Loud Mouth The Essential "Little" Jimmy Dickens Amazon
19Don Gibson Oh, Lonesome Me RCA Country Legends Amazon
20Charlie Walker Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
21Jim Reeves Billy Bayou Country Roads – Ralph Emery Presents – For The Good Times Amazon
22Patsy Cline I Can See An Angel The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
23Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Drivin' Nails In My Coffin Songs For Rounders Amazon
24George Jones White Lightning The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country Disc 1 Amazon
25Johnny Horton The Battle Of New Orleans Classic Country Amazon
26Stonewall Jackson Waterloo Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
27The Browns The Three Bells Classic Country Amazon
28Marty Robbins El Paso Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Amazon
29Buck Owens Under Your Spell Again The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
30Kitty Wells Amigos Guitar Queen of Country Amazon
31Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys A Six Pack To Go Vintage Collections Amazon
32Wynn Stewart Wishful Thinking Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 – Heroes Of Country Music – Vol. 4: Legends Of The West Coast Amazon
33Loretta Lynn I'm A Honkey Tonk Girl Loretta Lynn Legendery Country Singer Amazon
34Willie Nelson Nite Life One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
35Porter Wagoner The Cold Hard Facts of Life The Essential Porter Wagoner Amazon
36Jimmie Skinner Don4t Let Love Get You Down Country & Western Nuggets Amazon

The Arhoolie Label

There are a handful of record labels that subscribe to the ‘deeper roots’ dogma. And our show tries to cover all of them. But East Bay’s own Arhoolie, whose catalog was recently acquired by Smithsonian Folkways is a very special example, maybe the premiere example, of what it means to dig deeper. Founded in 1960 by Chris Strachwitz, a German transplant who moved to the States in 1947, Arhoolie was founded on the principle that the best music could be found by traveling the backroads. And that is precisely how it got started, with a recording device in his trunk and an ear for the sublime. Join us this Friday evening as we explore just a hint of the music you’ll find on a landmark roots label.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Big Mama Thornton Wade in the Water This Ain't No Mouse Music [Disc 1] Amazon
3Mance Lipscomb Sugar Babe Texas Songster Amazon
4Mance Lipscomb Jack O' Diamonds Texas Songster Amazon
5Snooks Eaglin Mama Don't You Tear My Clothes Country Boy Down In New Orleans Amazon
6K.C. Douglas High Water Rising Mercury Blues Amazon
7Lightnin' Hopkins Lightning Boogie Gold Star Sessions, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Big Joe Williams Shake Your Boogie Shake Your Boogie Amazon
9R.L. Watson & Johnny Woods Praying On The Old Campground & Lonesome Blues Mississippi Delta Blues Jam In Memphis Amazon
10Paramount Singers There's A Leak In This Old Building 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Amazon
11The Campbell Brothers Feat. Katie Jackson I Feel Good 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Amazon
12Sonny Treadway Don't Let The Devil Ride Sacred Steel Guitar Amazon
13Annie Mae & Fred McDowell I'm Going Over The Hill 15 Down Home Gospel Classics Amazon
14Sonny Treadway Amazing Grace Sacred Steel Guitar Amazon
15Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell Texas Law & Justice Amazon
16Bill Neely I'm A Truck Drivin' Daddy Texas Law & Justice Amazon
17Del McCoury Hey, Hey Bartender 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
18Kirk Sutphin Yellow Rose Of Texas Masters of the Banjo Amazon
19Laurie Lewis & Dudley Connell The Johnson Boys Masters of the Banjo Amazon
20The Hodges Brothers Bogue Chito Fling Ding 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
21Rose Maddox Single Girl 16 Down Home Country Classics Amazon
22Maddox Bros. and Rose I Want to Live and Love This Ain't No Mouse Music [Disc 1] Amazon
23Adolph Hofner Dirty Dog South Texas Swing Amazon
24Lydia Mendoza Amor En Duda First Queen Of Tejano Music Amazon
25Lydia Mendoza A Ti Madre First Queen Of Tejano Music Amazon
26Lydia Mendoza Amor Bonito First Queen Of Tejano Music Amazon
27Don Santiago Jiminez, Sr. La Duena de la Llave Tex Mex Fiesta Amazon
28Flaco Jiminez Un Mojado Sin Licencia This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
29Clifton Chenier Bogalusa Boogie Bogalusa Boogie Amazon
30Savoy Family Band Two-Step de Amede This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
31Pine Leaf Boys Pine Grove Blues This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
32HowellDevine Can't Be Satisfied Modern Sounds of Ancient Juju Amazon

California’s Burning

We are remembering what happened here in Sonoma County last October when the firestorm hit, devastating communities and lives. Over 5000 homes and dozens of lives were lost. Disaster struck overnight and our music today reflects back with songs of disaster, songs of burning hell, and music that reminds us that Mother Nature will have its way. Blues from John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, traditional country gospel from Bill Neely and Kitty Wells, and more in a Friday evening remembrance.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The David Thom Band California's Burning That Old Familiar Amazon
3Under The Radar Ride These Flames Beyond The Niche Amazon
4Kitty Wells He Will Set Your Fields on Fire Dust on the Bible (1959) Amazon
5Kilby Snow, Mike Seeger He Will Set Your Fields On Fire Close To Home: Old Time Music From Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 Amazon
6Clyde Moody 06 – Where There's Smoke (There's Bound to Be Fire) The Hillbilly Waltz King Amazon
7Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell Texas Law & Justice Amazon
8Howlin' Wolf The Natchez Burning Blues From Hell Amazon
9John Lee Hooker Burning Hell The Ultimate Collection 1948-1990 [Disc 2] Amazon
10John Lee Hooker The Motor City Is Burning The Definitive Collection Amazon
11Otis Spann Burning Fire The Great Blues Men Amazon
12Bob Brozman American House Fire Blues Fire in the Mind Amazon
13Dave Alvin Barn Burning King Of California Amazon
14Dave Alvin California's Burning Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
15John Mellencamp Eden Is Burning John Mellencamp Amazon
16Dixon Brothers The School House Fire Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove Of Vintage 78s: 1926-1937 Amazon
17J. H. Howell Burning Of Cleveland School Classic Field Recordings Amazon
18Max Steiner And The MGM Studio Orhestra Atlanta in Flames Gone With the Wind Amazon
19Dixie Jubilee Singers & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet What's You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? Dixie Jubilee Singers (1924-1928) & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet (1931) Amazon
20Selah Jubilee Singers I'm Tormented In The Flames Complete Recorded Works – Vol. 1 (1939-1941) Amazon
21Sisters Of Song In God's House Fire In My Bones : Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 Amazon
22Mandolin Orange Wildfire Blindfaller Amazon
23Lightnin' Hopkins Burnin' in L.A. Po' Lightnin' Amazon
24D.L. Menard/Eddie LeJeune/Ken Smith Les Flammes D'Enfer (The Flames of Hell) The Best of Louisiana Music [Rounder] Amazon
25Jude Taylor and His Burning Flames Burnin Flames Special Putomayo Presents Zydeco Amazon
26Buckwheat Zydeco Where There's Smoke There's Fire Menagerie Amazon
27Buddy Miller Fire and Water Universal United House Of Prayer Amazon
28Janiva Magness Your House Is Burnin' Love Wins Again Amazon

Roger Miller Tribute

There’s a new tribute album out, celebrating the music of country renaissance troubadour Roger Miller.  Produced by his son Dean it’s a fully formed varietal that, as Rolling Stone magazine critic Stephen Betts notes, features a dazzling lineup after being beset by repeated delays since 2015. Miller was an extraordinary songwriter with offbeat humor, part Hank Williams, part Will Rogers, and a poet of the uncommon whose song King of the Road “was positively average compared to his other oddball compositions, including Dang Me, Chug-a-Lug, and You Can’t Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd” as Betts goes on to point out. Our show features tracks from the album, some other notable covers of Roger Miller’s music, and, of course, some wacky, some tame originals from Roger himself.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Asleep at the Wheel Chug-A-Lug (feat. Huey Lewis) King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Amazon
3Roger Miller Dad Blame Anything A Man Can't Quit King Of The Road – The Genius Of Roger Miller (CD2) Amazon
4Doug Kershaw You Don't Want My Love The Best Of Doug Kershaw Amazon
5Ernest Tubb Half a Mind Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection Amazon
6Faron Young A World So Full of Love The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (2 of 2) Amazon
7Emmylou Harris; Rodney Crowell Invitation to the Blues Old Yellow Moon Amazon
8George Jones Tall Tall Trees George Jones The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
9Roger Miller Tall, Tall Trees King Of The Road – The Genius Of Roger Miller (CD3) Amazon
10Roger Miller My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died The Complete Smash-Mercury Singles Amazon
11Charley Pride Billy Bayou 20 Classics Amazon
12Jim Reeves Home Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
13Roger Miller Little Green Apples All Time Greatest Hits Amazon
14Bill Kirchen Husbands and Wives (Album) Word To The Wise Amazon
15Roger Miller/Willie Nelson Husbands and Wives Old Friends/Funny How Time Slips Away Amazon
16Willie Nelson Old Friends One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
17Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard Old Friends King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Amazon
18Patsy Cline When Your House Is Not A Home [Radio Transcription] The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
19Little Jimmy Dickens When Your House Is Not A Home Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
20Merle Haggard Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go Chicago Wind Amazon
21Ray Price Invitation To The Blues Columbia Country Classics Volume 2: Honky Tonk Heroes Amazon
22Jon Rauhouse Pardon This Coffin The Executioners Last Songs, Volume 3 Amazon
23Roger Miller King Of The Road The Best Of : Vol 2 Amazon
24Dick Curless King of the Road A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD4 (1950-1969) Amazon
25Roger Miller Kansas City Star The Best Of : Vol 2 Amazon
26Kacey Musgraves Kansas City Star King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Amazon
27Roger Miller Dang Me King Of The Road – The Genius Of Roger Miller (CD1) Amazon
28Willie Nelson When Two Worlds Collide Old Friends/Funny How Time Slips Away Amazon
29Alison Krauss You Oughta Be Here With Me / I've Been a Long Time Leaving (feat. The Cox Family) King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Amazon
30Alison Krauss River In The Rain Windy City Amazon
31Roger Miller Where Have All The Average People Gone King Of The Road – The Genius Of Roger Miller (CD3) Amazon
32Roger Miller Hoppy's Gone The Best Of : Vol 2 Amazon
33The Dead South One Dying And A Burying King Of The Road: A Tribute To Roger Miller [Disc 2] Amazon
34Nick Lowe Old Toy Trains Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family Amazon
35Roger Miller (The Day I Jumped) From Uncle Harvey's Plane The Best Of : Vol 2 Amazon

Yip Harburg Tribute

Yip Harburg was a songmaker. He was part of a select few in the early to mid-century who found their calling as lyricists, writing words that transformed music to story and story to film and Broadway spectacles. We could gloss over his contributions by simply saying “he’s the guy who wrote Over The Rainbow or April in Paris or Brother, Can You Spare a Dime”. But his career was more than that. It’s no secret that Yip’s politics were carefully crafted in song. The phrases “honky-tonk parade” and “Barnum and Bailey world” were veiled criticisms of the “phony as it can be” corporate and political leadership in America, written by a freethinking, socially conscious lyricist. Our show today will honor some of his best songs and include interview excerpts featuring both Yip and his son, Ernie.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The George Shearing Quintet And Orchestra What Is There To Say White Satin Black Satin Amazon
3Anita O'Day Old Devil Moon Anita Sings The Most Amazon
4Frank Sinatra It's Only A Paper Moon Swing And Dance With Frank Sinatra Amazon
5Peggy Lee Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe The Best of Miss Peggy Lee [Bonus DVD] Disc 1 Amazon
6Martha Tilton How Are Things In Glocca Morra? The Liltin' Miss Tilton [Disc 2] Amazon
7Nellie Lutcher April In Paris Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 2] Amazon
8Lena Horne Ain't It The Truth Lena Horne: A Musical Anthology Amazon
9Lena Horne Then I'll Be Tired of You Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
10Nat King Cole Trio Then I'll Be Tired Of You The Nat King Cole Trio: The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions [Disc 3] Amazon
11Ella Logan How Are Things in Glocca Morra? The Best of Broadway: The Late '40s Amazon
12Ray Bolger If I Only Had A Brain The Wizard Of Oz Amazon
13Groucho Marx & Bing Crosby Lydia The Tattooed Lady The Marx Brothers Greatest Hits Amazon
14Ella Logan When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
15Judy Garland Over The Rainbow That's Entertainment! The Best Of The MGM Musicals Amazon
16Judy Garland We're Off To See The Wizard The Wizard Of Oz Amazon
17David Wayne When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
18Don Francks & Petula Clark Old Devil Moon – Finian's Rainbow Warner Bros.: 75 Years Of Film Music – Songs (3) Amazon
19Dinah Washington Look To The Rainbow Smoke Gets In Your Eyes [Disc 2] Amazon
20Carmen McRae The Eagle and Me Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
21Blossom Dearie Down With Love Once Upon A Summertime Amazon
22Jeri Southern Down with Love Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
23Dean Martin I'm Yours Late at Night with Dean Martin Amazon
24Judy Garland Paris Is A Lonely Town – Gay Purr-Ee Warner Bros.: 75 Years Of Film Music – Songs (3) Amazon
25Judy Garland The Jitterbug Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
26Bing Crosby Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
27Rudy Vallee Brother Can You Spare A Dime Vagabond Lover Amazon
28Barbara Cook and Jerome Courtland Here's to Your Illusions Harburg, E.Y., 1896-1981 Amazon
29Count Basie April In Paris Ken Burns Jazz: Count Basie Amazon

Jukebox Saturday Night

A few years back we celebrated the record, the radio, and disc jockeys on a couple of themed shows. We’re going to rev that theme up once again, but with a bit of a twist. This morning’s show pays tribute to that nickel, dime, and quarter evaporator known as the jukebox. We’ll also extend the music selections to include sounds of record hops, soda fountains, and the healthiest way to partake in any or all of the festivities.  Tune in for new and old, including country sounds from Kitty Wells, Buck Owens, and Bill Walker; R&B from Shirley & Lee, Charles Bronw, and The Marigolds; and pop straightaways from Gale Storm, Dodie Stevens, and Brook Benton. All this on a Friday evening on KWTF community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Edmunds A. 1 on the Juke Box Tracks on Wax 4 Amazon
3Margie Singleton Old Records One More Record Please Amazon
4Dodie Stevens I Wore Out My Record Ultimate Collection Amazon
5Gale Storm Love By The Jukebox Light Dark Moon * The Best Of Gale Storm Amazon
6Teresa Brewer Music! Music! Music! Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
7Kenny Loran One More Record Please One More Record Please Amazon
8Shirley & Lee Somebody Put A Jukebox In The Study Hall Shirley & Lee Rock Amazon
9Buck Owens Put A Quarter In The Jukebox Hot Dog Amazon
10Bill Haley with the Saddlemen Jukebox Cannonball From Western Swing to R-O-C-K (2): Rock the Joint Amazon
11Joshua Hedley Mr. Jukebox Mr. Jukebox Amazon
12Ernest Tubb Mr. Jukebox Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
13Mel Tillis Jukebox Man (Single Version) The Best of Mel Tillis Amazon
14Kitty Wells I Heard the Jukebox Playing Singles Amazon
15Vernon Oxford Turn The Record Over One More Record Please Amazon
16Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper Don't Play That Song (On The Juke Box Tonight) One More Record Please Amazon
17Katy Moffatt Stoned At The Jukebox A Collection Of Drinking Songs Amazon
18Billy Walker The Record The World Is A Monster Amazon
19Charles Senns Dig Me A Crazy Record One More Record Please Amazon
20Willie Nelson Mr. Record Man Nite Life: Greatest Hits & Rare Tracks (1959-1971) Amazon
21June Carter Cash Juke Box Blues Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
22Dinah Washington Record Ban Blues Gold Amazon
23Slim Gaillard Quartet Jumpin' At The Record Shop Laughing in Rhythm: Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti) [Disc 3] Amazon
24Jon And Sondra Steele They All Recorded To Beat The Ban One More Record Please Amazon
25Bull Moose Jackson Big Ten-Inch Record Risque Rhythm: Nasty 50s R&B Amazon
26Brook Benton Hit Record Mercury 1962 Amazon
27The Marigolds Juke Box Rock & Roll The Johnny Bragg Story Amazon
28Tex Beneke, The Modernaires Jukebox Saturday Night Stagedoor Canteen Music Of The War Years Vol 1 Amazon
29Snookum Russell Juke Box Boogie Woogie Chick Swing-O-Rama : Beautiful Babies Amazon
30Hadda Brooks Jukebox Boogie That's My Desire Amazon
31Hardrock Gunter Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby Gonna Rock 'n' Roll, Gonna Dance All Night Amazon
32The Hi-Flyers Juke Box Jump Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
33Lattie Moore The Jukebox And The Phone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
34BR5-49 A1 On The Jukebox Dog Days Amazon
35Si Cranstoun Jukebox Jump Old School Amazon
36Luke Wills Rhythm Busters A Nickel In The Jukebox Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon