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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
22Chatham County Line My Baby's Gone Sharing The Covers Amazon
23Rickie Lee Jones Nagasaki Kicks Amazon
24Weezer Stand by Me Weezer (Teal Album) Amazon
25Rickie Lee Jones Lonely People Kicks Amazon
26Charley Crockett Good Time Charley's Got the Blues Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
27George Benson Nadine (Is It You) Walking To New Orleans Amazon
28Whitehorse John The Revelator The Northern South, Vol. 2 [EP] Amazon

Country Gamblers

Gamblers, ramblers, casinos. Barstools, loaded dice, tumbling dice, poker hands, and the demon rum, and chance. Honky-tonks, Vegas, and craps…all for you on the country side. Join Dave Stroud for a high-falootin’ time on Deeper Roots as the demon chance teams up with casino country in music. We’ll walk the fine carpets of the Vegas casino as well as the sawdust floors of the country bar with performances by Buck Owens, Tex Williams, The Country Gentleman, and Jimmie Dolan. We’re heading out west to pay a little bit of an homage to the gaming side of the stories this week on Community Radio for Sonoma County. Hope you can join in.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jimmie Dolan Playin' Dominoes And Shootin' Dice Juke Box Boogie Amazon
3Ramblin' Jack Elliott Roving Gambler Best Of The Vanguard Years Amazon
4Norma Jean The Gambler And The Lady The Best of Country Amazon
5Joe Ely Gambler's Bible Time For Travelin' – The Best Of Joe Ely Amazon
6The Fabulous Thunderbirds Roll Of The Dice Roll Of The Dice Amazon
7Jim Lauderdale Rollin' the Dice The Hummingbirds Amazon
8Jimmy & The Mustangs Roll The Dice Another Round Amazon
9Dick Curless The Game of Love and Poker A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD5 (1950-1969) Amazon
10Buck Owens Big In Vegas (Live in Las Vegas) Buck 'Em! Volume Two: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) Amazon
11Buck Owens Las Vegas Lament (Live in Las Vegas) Buck 'Em! Volume Two: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) Amazon
12Si Cranstoun Vegas Baby Old School Amazon
13Southern Culture On The Skids 40 Miles To Vegas Bootleggers Choice Amazon
14Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires Viva Las Vegas Elvis Viva Las Vegas – official soundtrack Amazon
15Hank Snow The Queen Of Draw Poker Town I'm Still Movin' On [Disc 1] Amazon
16Patsy Cline Turn The Cards Slowly The Patsy Cline Collection: Honky Tonk Merry Go Round Amazon
17Kenny Rogers The Gambler Superstars Of Country – Party Time [Disc 2] Amazon
18Merle Haggard Kentucky Gambler The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 2] Amazon
19Merle Travis Gambler's Guitar The Guitar Picker CD3 (1951-53) Amazon
20Tex Williams Downtown Poker Club Vintage Collections Amazon
21Jerry Reed The Uptown Poker Club The Essential Jerry Reed Amazon
22Chip Taylor Thursday Night Las Vegas Airport Unglorious Hallelujah (1 of 2) Amazon
23T.Texas Tyler Deck of Cards Country & Western Hit Parade 1948 Amazon
24Sons of the Pioneers Texas Crapshooter Songs of the Prairie – CD3 Amazon
25Red Foley Playin' Dominoes And Shootin' Dice Hillbilly Fever [Disc 4] Amazon
26Bobby Bare With Jeannie Bare Vegas The Essential Bobby Bare Amazon
27The Country Gentlemen King of Spades The Complete Vanguard Recordings Amazon
28Willie Nelson Playin' Dominoes and Shootin' Dice Rainbow Connection Amazon
29Linda Ronstadt Tumbling Dice Simple Dreams Amazon
30Juice Newton Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton's Greatest Hits (And More) Amazon
31Sheryl Crow Leaving Las Vegas Tuesday Night Music Club Amazon
32Tom Russell Rambler, Gambler Song Of The West – The Cowboy Collection Amazon

Summer Songs

Summer is here and so we’ll be celebrating those lazy, hazy, crazy days that come with it. We’re approaching the dog days, as they say, and that also means festivals, music, cool drinks, swimming gear, and lighter beers. This week’s show has us getting serious about summer songs:  Elvis, Sam Cooke, The Chantels, Dolly Parton, Dave Brubeck, and just a touch of surf sounds from The Sandals. Summer winds, summer wages, summer rain, and summer love this week on Deeper Roots, recorded at the KOWS studios planted square in the Cherry Street District of Santa Rosa.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nat King Cole Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer Your Hit Parade – The Early '60S Amazon
3The Sandals Theme from "Endless Summer" The Perfect Day: The Music from 40 Years of Surfing Magazine Amazon
4The Beach Boys Your Summer Dream Surfer Girl Amazon
5The Percy Faith Orchestra Them From A Summer Place Lifetime Of Romance: Secret Rendezvous [Disc 1] Amazon
6The Fleetwoods They Tell Me It's Summer Come Softly To Me: The Very Best Of The Fleetwoods Amazon
7The Chantels Summers's Love (Richard Barrett with the Chantels) The Best of the Chantels Amazon
8Robin Ward Wonderful Summer Early Girls: 1 Amazon
9Johnny Rivers Summer Rain Best Of Johnny Rivers Amazon
10Frank Sinatra Something Wonderful Happens In Summer The Complete Capitol Singles Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
11Sam Cooke Summertime Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
12Ian & Sylvia Summer Wages So Much For Dreaming Amazon
13It's a Beautiful Day Hot Summer Day It's a Beautiful Day Amazon
14Frank Sinatra Summer Wind Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years Amazon
15Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Summertime Sing America Amazon
16Big Brother & the Holding Company/Janis Joplin Summertime Cheap Thrills Amazon
17Dave Brubeck Summer Song [Album Version] Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective Amazon
18Seals & Crofts Summer Breeze AM Gold 1972 Amazon
19Dolly Parton Sweet Summer Lovin' I Will Always Love You – The Essential Dolly Parton Vol. 1 Amazon
20Elvis Presley Summer Kisses, Winter Tears Elvis for Everyone! Amazon
21Nelson Riddle The Green Leaves of Summer The Best of Nelson Riddle Amazon
22Willie Nelson Summer Of Roses [Album Version] One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
23Desert Rose Band Summer Wind Running Amazon
24Robbie Fulks Rose of the Summer Gone Away Backward Amazon
25Don Henley The Boys of Summer Building the Perfect Beast Amazon
26Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran: 2 Classic Albums Plus Singles And Session Tracks [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Lovin' Spoonful Summer in the City Greatest Hits [Buddha] Amazon
28Basin Street Boys Summertime Gal The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 3- Doo-Wop Dreamin' Amazon
29Stan Kenton The Things We Did Last Summer The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton Amazon
30Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Sweet Summer Breeze Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Amazon
31Jan & Dean Summer Means Fun Popsicle Amazon
32Danleers One Summer Night Street Corner Symphonies (Disc 2) Amazon

Steel Guitar Retrospective

We’ll be serenading you with some island melodies, country tunes, and rock, all featuring the steel guitar, an instrument whose origins take us back to the late 19th and early 20th century invention by native Joseph Kekuku. The music this Friday features some early Hawaiian popular influences including Sol Ho’opi, Hoot Gibson, and King Nawah’s Hawaiians. The focus moves to mid-to late century greats featuring Pete Drake, Buddy Emmons, Buster Martin and Speedy West. The popularity of the ‘island sound’ in the early century brought us the sound of steel across many genres, including gospel, folk, blues, and country. Spend a couple of hours on an August morning in Sonoma County taking a journey from Hawaii to Forth Worth.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2King Nawahi's Hawaiians Hawaiian Capers Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
3Trio De Hawaii Melodias Populares Mexicana Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
4Sol Ho'opi'i Singing The Blues Master of the Hawaiian Guitar Vol 1 Amazon
5Sol Hoopii & His Novelty Quartette An Orange Grove in California Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
6Hoot Gibson Mai Givee (Don't Give It Away) Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
7Kalama's Quartet Sassy Vintage Hawaiian Music: The Great Singers 1928 – 1934 Amazon
8Sol K. Bright's Hollywaiians Heat Wave Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon
9Sol Ho'opi'i I Like You With My Little Ukulele in My Hand Amazon
10King Nawahi's Hawaiians Under a Texas Moon Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Madame Riviere's Hawaiians Ellis March With My Little Ukulele in My Hand Amazon
12Buster Martin Herbie's Steel Guitar Polka Country & Western, Vol.2 [Disc 10] Amazon
13Jim & Bob The Genial Hawaiians Bob & Jim by The Waters of Minetonka Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
14Jim & Bob The Song of the Range Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics Amazon
15Johnny Bond & His Red River Valley Boys I Won't Stand in Your Way Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
16Shot Jackson & Buddy Emmons Singing Strings Of Steel The Steel Guitar & Dobro Sounds Amazon
17Lone Star Playboys Steel Guitar Bounce The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 18 Amazon
18Albert Lee Rainbows All Over Your Blues The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons Amazon
19Howard White Steel Guitar Swallow Western Swing And Steel Instrumental Amazon
20Pete Drake & His Talking Steel Guitar For Pete's Sake [Instrumental] For Pete's Sake [Gusto] Amazon
21Pete Drake Pedal Jumpin' Stars Of The Steel Guitar Amazon
22Speedy West Stainless Steel Steel Guitar Amazon
23Tiny Murphy & His Bar 69 Boys Hot Steel Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
24Jerry Byrd Hilo Steel Guitar Stars Of The Steel Guitar Amazon
25Bob Wills Texas Playboy Rag Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
26Doc Watson Steel Guitar Rag Memories Amazon
27Bobby Lee Steel Guitar Rag Quasar Steel Guitar Amazon
28Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness You Ain't Goin' Nowhere Journey To The Beginning – A Steel Guitar Tribute To The Byrds Amazon
29Cyril Pahinui & Bob Brozman Hawaiian Cowboy Four Hands Sweet & Hot Amazon
30Bob Brozman Dinah Devil's Slide Amazon
31Bob Brozman Just As Well To Let Her Go A Truckload of Blues Amazon
32Bob Brozman Let's Get It Stomp A Truckload of Blues Amazon
33Spade Cooley Spadella Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
34Sonny Treadway Don't Let The Devil Ride Sacred Steel Guitar Amazon
35Jim & Bob The Genial Hawaiians Saint Louis Blues Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon

Too Darn Hot

One way to lounge about in the summer heat is to go directly at it with songs that complement the temperature from different angles (and genres). Tune in Saturday afternoon for a fresh look as Dave sits in for Steady Eddie once more with some rockabilly with Jimmy Simmons and Billy Lee Riley, hot country biscuits from Asleep at the Wheel and Al Dexter, hot soul stew from James Brown and Major Lance, and some humid yet playful pieces from Fats Waller and Lee Press-on & The Nails. We’ll also be taking a drone flight above some Mason-Dixon Line tradition from the very distant past with the Old South Quartette (featuring Polk Miller), and Victoria Spivey and Don Flemons. It’s summer and the heat will be with us for some weeks; too hot to handle? Too darn hot? Too hot for (fill in the blank)? Join this hot little collection in a special fill-in on a Saturday afternoon in Sonoma County. At least it’s a dry heat.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Fitzgerald Too Darn Hot Music & Moonlight Amazon
3Iris DeMent Hotter Than Mojave In My Heart Infamous Angel Amazon
4Old South Quartette When De Corn Pone's Hot Music Of The Old South: Polk Miller & The Old South Quartette Amazon
5Al Dexter Hot Foot Shuffle Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 4] Saturday Night Rag) Amazon
6Lonnie Johnson Hot Fingers Hot Fingers Amazon
7Asleep at the Wheel Hot Like That Reinventing the Wheel Amazon
8Jimmy Simmons Too Hot To Handle 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
9Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets Hot Tamale Pete The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys – Playboy Stomp [Disc 2] Amazon
10Johnny Carroll Hot Rock Classic Rockabilly Amazon
11Billy Lee Riley Red Hot Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
12Lee Press-On & the Nails Hot for Teacher Lee Press-On & the Nails Amazon
13Stephane Grappelli Hot Lips Stephane Grappelli Amazon
14Robert Johnson They're Red Hot The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 1 Amazon
15Mississippi John Hurt Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight The Complete Studio Recordings Disc 1 Amazon
16Dom Flemons Hot Chicken Prospect Hill Amazon
17Austin Lounge Lizards Hot Tubs of Tears Creatures from the Black Saloon Amazon
18Major Lance Too Hot To Hold The Very Best Of Major Lance Amazon
19James Brown Hot Pants 20 All Time Greatest Hits! Amazon
20The Steve Miller Band Hot Chili Number 5 Amazon
21Tommy Douglas Hot Sauce Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
22Jay McShann Hot Biscuits R&B Jukebox Hits 1949 – Vol. 1 Amazon
23Stompy Jones Hot Sause Boss That's Alright Amazon
24Jimmie Lunceford Le Jazz Hot Strictly Lunceford: [Disc 3]: For Dancers Only Amazon
25Fats Waller Red Hot Dan The Compete Recorded Works Vol. 1, [Disc 3] Amazon
26Jimmy Durante Hot Patatta The Great Schnozzle Amazon
27Victoria Spivey I'm A Red Hot Mama Black Snake Blues – The Best Of Amazon
28Memphis Minnie Hot Stuff – Take 2 Queen Of Country Blues [Disc 5] (1936-1937) Amazon
29Julie London Hot Toddy Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 18: Bottoms Up Amazon
30George Benson with Jack Mc Duff Hot Barbecue George Benson & Jack McDuff Amazon
31Ella Fitzgerald The Hot Canary The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald – 1951 Amazon
32Mr. Sad Head Hot Weather Blues Bob Dylan: Radio Radio [Disc 1] Amazon

Songs of Goffin & King

A couple of months ago we featured about 20 minutes on a songwriter special featuring the music of the husband and wife songwriting team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King. We’ll take a bit more time in this week’s show sharing their tunes with you.  From the Brill Building onwards, their songs easily defined the soundtrack for a generation of young Americans of the 1960s. Light-hearted love songs, songs of reflection, and dreamlike hooks were the order: Carole the tunes and Gerry the lyrics. Join Dave Stroud in a look back featuring the music of The Cookies, Earl Jean, Lou Rawls Skeeter Davis, and many more on a Friday evening on Sonoma County Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Cookies Chains The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
3Gene Pitney Every Breath I Take Anthology: 1961-1968 Amazon
4Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Smooth Grooves: The '60s, Vol. 2: Mid-'60s Amazon
5Tammy Montgomery Make The Night A Little Longer Come On And See Me: The Complete Solo Collection Amazon
6Freddie Scott Hey, Girl Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
7Maxine Brown Oh No Not My Baby Time-Life Classic Rock: 1964 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
8Skeeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad At You Early Girls: 1 Amazon
9Little Eva The Loco-Motion The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
10Dusty Springfield That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho) [*] Dusty in Memphis [Deluxe Edition] Amazon
11The Righteous Brothers Just Once in My Life Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 3 Amazon
12The Drifters Some Kind of Wonderful Drifters' Golden Hits Amazon
13The Drifters Up on the Roof Drifters' Golden Hits Amazon
14Maurice & Mac So Much Love Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
15Carole King It Might As Well Rain Until September The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
16The Cookies Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
17The Crystals He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss) Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
18The Chiffons One Fine Day The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
19The Ronettes Is This What I Get for Loving You? The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
20The Blossoms So Much Love So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology 1958 – 1998 Amazon
21Earl-Jean I'm Into Something Good The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
22The Byrds Goin' Back The Notorious Byrd Brothers Amazon
23Lou Rawls I Can't Make It Alone The Essential Lou Rawls [Disc 2] Amazon
24Chuck Jackson I Need You The Very Best Of Chuck Jackson 1961-1967 Amazon
25Carole King Will You Love Me Tomorrow? Tapestry Amazon
26Dusty Springfield Some Of Your Lovin' The Very Best Of Dusty Springfield Amazon
27Gene McDaniels Point of No Return The Liberty Records Story (Pt. 1) Amazon
28Bobby Vee Take Good Care of My Baby Absolutely the Best Amazon
29Bobby Vee Sharing You Absolutely the Best Amazon
30Carole King Smackwater Jack Tapestry Amazon
31Taj Mahal Take A Giant Step Giant Step & De Ole Folks At Home Amazon
32Dusty Springfield Goin' Back The Silver Collection Amazon
33Nils Lofgren & Grin Goin' Back The Best of Nils Lofgren & Grin: The A&M Years Amazon

Back to Back Blues

We revisit the blues with some pairings of old and new.  Join Dave Stroud for a selection of classic delta, Chicago, and folk blues from the likes of Robert Wilkins, Elmore James, Magic Slim, and Bukka White. The original classics pair up with updated versions from contemporaries like Sonny Landreth, Jeff Beck, The Allman Brothers, and Rory Block. Blues is the big muddy and the the tributaries flow through vast expanses of cleansing and clarifying. But, unlike those wide rivers like the Mississippi, the tributaries explode into new, deeper channels in the heart of the American landscape.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Turtle Island String Quartet Crossroads A Little on the CD Side Amazon
3Muddy Waters Trouble No More Trouble No More: Singles (1955-1959) Amazon
4The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars Trouble No More (featuring Mick Jagger & Keith Richards) Blues Blues Blues Amazon
5Black Cats And The Kitten Step It Up And Go [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
6Warner Williams With Jay Summerour Step It Up And Go Blues Highway Amazon
7Robert Wilkins That's No Way to Get Along Roots of Rock Amazon
8The Rolling Stones Prodigal Son Beggars Banquet Amazon
9Elmore James One Way Out The Complete Fire And Enjoy Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
10John Hiatt One Way Out All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman Amazon
11Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
12Jeff Beck I Ain't Superstitious Truth Amazon
13Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
14Tom Rush Baby Please Don't Go Town and Country Blues Amazon
15Elmore James Dust My Broom Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
16Sonny Landreth Dust My Broom Bound by the Blues Amazon
17Howlin' Wolf Back Door Man Blues Masters Vol. 6 – Blues Originals Amazon
18John Hammond Backdoor Man The Best Of Amazon
19Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
20Dr. John Wang Dang Doodle The Atco/Atlantic Singles 19681974 Amazon
21Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
22Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
23Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 [Disc 1] Amazon
24Rory Block Parchman Farm Blues Keepin' Outta Trouble: A Tribute to Bukka White Amazon
25Blind Willie McTell Statesboro Blues RCA Record Label: The 1st Note In Black Music [Disc 1] Amazon
26Taj Mahal Statesboro Blues The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
27Robert Johnson Stones in My Passway The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 2 Amazon
28Roy Rogers Stones in My Passway Slide of Hand Amazon
29The Allman Brothers Band Statesboro Blues Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
30The Allman Brothers Band Trouble No More Stand Back: The Anthology Disc 1 Amazon

Leon Redbone Tribute

“The only thing that interests me is history – reviewing the past and making something out of it”. A man after our own heart here at Deeper Roots, shining bright like that old harvest moon. We lost Leon this past week and his family lovingly announced his passing  with the following prose deserving of the mysterious Mr. Redbone: “It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127. He departed our world with his guitar, his trusty companion Rover, and a simple tip of his hat. He’s interested to see what Blind Blake, Emmett, and Jelly Roll have been up to in his absence.” We’ll take some time to honor the music that so inspired this delightful entertainer who elevated the blues, early century pop, and country into a form that extracted the joy of life and bottled like fine wine over the past 40 years. We’ll even reach into the Redbone bins for a handful of delightful covers. A simple tip of our hat to Leon as he crosses to the other shore…

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Leon Redbone If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven Double Time Amazon
3Merle Travis If We Never Meet Again Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
4Emmett Miller I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
5Red Nichols & His Five Pennies The Sheik Of Araby Saints Ramble & Sensation Amazon
6Laurel and Hardy Shine on Harvest Moon The Oxford American Southern Sampler 1999 Amazon
7Nat King Cole Sweet Lorraine The Cocktail Combos [Disc 1] Amazon
8Billie Holiday Feat. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Sugar Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 [Disc 05] Amazon
9Hoagy Carmichael Lazybones Sometimes I Wonder…. Amazon
10Hoagy Carmichael Lazy River Sometimes I Wonder…. Amazon
11Lonnie Johnson He's A Jelly-Roll Baker Tomorrow Night Amazon
12Peetie Wheatstraw Shake That Thing ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 48 Amazon
13Dave Van Ronk Shake That Thing Dave Van Ronk And The Ragtime Jug Stompers Amazon
14Elvis Presley You're A Heartbreaker Elvis – The King Of Rock 'N' Roll – The Complete 50's Masters (CD1) Amazon
15Julia Lee Breeze Kansas City Star [Disc 3] Amazon
16Cowboy Copas Breeze 1954-1958 Amazon
17Leon Redbone Breeze Sugar Amazon
18Rex Griffin Sweet Mama Hurry Home 1935-1936 (Warped 3520) Amazon
19Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy Bouquet Of Roses Hillbilly Fever – Vol. 3: Legends Of Nashville Amazon
20Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 2 : Brownie Special Amazon
21Emmett Miller Lovesick Blues American Yodeling Amazon
22Blind Blake Diddie Wa Diddie (Pm 12888, 15459-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
23Leon Redbone Diddy Wa Diddie Double Time Amazon
24Shirley Temple Polly Wolly Doodle America's Sweetheart Amazon
25Boswell Sisters When I Take My Sugar to Tea Boswell Sisters Amazon
26Paul Specht Sweet Lorraine Static Strut: Hot Dance Rarities 1922-1930 Amazon
27Ruth Etting Shine on, Harvest Moon Art Deco: Lovely Ladies of Stage and Screen Amazon
28Joe Keawe My Little Grass Shack Hapa-Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics – Vintage Hawaiian Treasures: Vol. I Amazon
29Leon Redbone My Little Grass Shack Whistling In The Wind Amazon
30Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel Baby It's Cold Outside Unknown Amazon
31Al Jolson Pretty Baby The Very Best Of Al Jolson Amazon
32Leon Redbone Pretty Baby Sugar Amazon
33Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Amazon
34Leon Redbone Lulu's Back In Town On The Track Amazon