Category Archives: African American Gospel

Carl Sandburg’s Songbag Pt 2

We had so much fun with our first installment a few months back that we thought it was worth a second installment…well, that and the depth and breadth of the American Songbag certainly lends itself to doing so. It doesn’t hurt either that it fits our deeper roots sensibilities so well. This installment finds us meandering about those classic songs whose topics include mellow blues ballads, hobo songs, Mexican border songs (how appropriate), tarnished love tales, and the ‘road to heaven’. Helping us through our sets we’ll be featuring an interesting collection of performers:  Dave Van Ronk, Dock Boggs, Rosanne Cash, and Peter Case. A host of others will join in the fun on Community Radio for Sonoma County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Willie The Weeper Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Amazon
3The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Willie the Weeper Dirt, Silver & Gold Disc 1 Amazon
4Dan Zanes Roll The Chariot Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
5Josh White Barbara Allen Best Of Josh White Amazon
6Delmore Brothers Frozen Girl Brown's Ferry Blues Amazon
7Dock Boggs Pretty Polly Country Blues Amazon
8The Carter Family My Sweetheart Is a Poor Working Girl/Waves of the Sea (Instrumental) On Border Radio – 1939 – vol. 1 Amazon
9Tony Rice House Carpenter Church Street Blues Amazon
10Hylo Brown Pretty Fair Maiden Legends & Tall Tales Amazon
11Ola Belle Reed, John Miller, Burl Kilby The Orphan Girl Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Amazon
12David Rawlings Midnight Train Poor David's Almanack Amazon
13Arlo Guthrie Gypsy Davy Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys (Remastered 2004) Amazon
14Peter Case Roving Gambler Sings Like Hell Amazon
15Rosanne Cash Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow The List Amazon
16Aaron Copland, London Symphony Orchestra & William Warfield Old American Songs (Set One): Zion's Walls Copland Conducts Copland (Expanded Edition) Amazon
17Louis Armstrong Ezekiel Saw De Wheel Louis And The Good Book Amazon
18Sister Rosetta Tharpe Things That I used to do (and I Don't Do No More) The Gospel Truth Amazon
19The Robinson Children I Ain't Gwine Study About War No More Swinging Gospel Sounds (1935-1942) Amazon
20The Bronzemen Dese Bones Gwine Rise Again The Bronzemen – Radio Transcriptions (1939) Amazon
21Septeto Habanero Cielito Lindo Cuba. Por La Musica Amazon
22Los Panchos La Cucaracha – La Adelita Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
23Dan Zanes Lo Que Digo Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
24Kathy Reid-Naiman Pretty Betty Martin Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie Amazon
25Laurie Lewis Weevily Wheat Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals Amazon
26Dan Zanes Cuckoo Waltz Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
27Tom Paxton Times A-Getting Hard, Boys Seeds – The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3 (Disc 2 Of 2 – Friends Of Pete) Amazon
28Bobby Bare Times Are Gettin' Hard Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
29Ronnie Gilbert Lincoln And Liberty Songs Of The Civil War Amazon
30Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur The Boll Weevil Penny's Farm Amazon
31Dave Van Ronk Gamblers Blues Dust Bowl Blues Essential American Folk Amazon

Great Gospel

Deeper Roots goes to the deeper wells of black American gospel which is one of the more powerful examples of bedrock sounds that we play here on our show. This show includes hand-picked classics such as “The Old Rugged Cross”, “Joshua Fit the Battle”, “Trouble in My Way”, and a medley of freedom classics from the SNCC Freedom Singers. It’s a mix of jubilee quartets, female gospel greats, sensational musical sermons, as well as Aretha, Sister Tharpe, Mahalia, and The Staples. Tune in for more….a whole lot more.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Blind Boys Of Alabama Freedom Road Higher Ground Amazon
3Mahalia Jackson Didn't It Rain 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
4Marie Knight The Old Rugged Cross Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
5Marie Knight Walk With Me The Great Gospel Women Amazon
6SNCC Freedom Singers Woke Up This Morning Crossroads: Southern Roots Amazon
7The Freedom Singers Freedom Medley:Freedom Chant, Oh Freedom, This Little Light Of Mine Voices Of the Civil Rights Movement Amazon
8Joseph Crawford and unidentified vocalist Free At Las' 2- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
9Southern Sons I'm Free At Last (1942) 1940's Vocal Groups: Southern Sons (1941-44) & Richmond's Harmonizing Four (1943) Amazon
10Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers Mean Old World The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
11Aretha Franklin Precious Lord (Part One) Lovely Jazz Gospel & Blues Amazon
12Marion Williams Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares The Great Gospel Women Amazon
13Clara Ward Singers Somebody Bigger Than You & I Somebody Bigger Than You & I Amazon
14Morris Brown Quartet Climbing Up The Mountain I Hear Music In The Air Amazon
15Southern Sons Lift Every Voice And Sing I Hear Music In The Air Amazon
16The Swan Silvertones Trouble In My Way Love Lifted Me Amazon
17Bill Landford And The Landfordaires Trouble Of This World [Album Version] The Gospel Tradition: The Roots And The Branches, Vol. 1 Amazon
18Fisk Jubilee Singers Joshua Fit The Battle American Roots Music [Disc 3] Amazon
19Leonard de Paur conducting choir We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder 5- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
20Gospel Tones Roll, Jordan, Roll Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
21The Sensational Nightingales Freedom After a While Great Gospel – People Get Ready Amazon
22Reverend Robert Ballinger So Glad 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon
23Mahalia Jackson I'm on My Way To Canaan 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
24The Trumpeteers I'll Fly Away Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
25Sister Rosetta Tharpe Stand By Me Complete Recorded Works, 1938 – 1944; Volume 1 Amazon
26The Belleville A Cappella Choir of the Church of God and Saints of Christ Great Camp Meeting… – Swing Low… – Steal Away – What Kind… – Oh Them… – I'm a Soldier… (Medley of Spirituals) Southern Journey Vol 11: Honor the Lamb Amazon
27The Staple Singers Swing Down, Chariot Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
28The Staple Singers Uncloudy Day Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
29Golden Gate Quartet God's Gonna Cut 'em Down 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
30The Dixie Hummingbirds Christian's Automobile Thank You For One More Day: The 70th Anniversary Of The Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
31Southern Sons Above My Head, I Hear The Music In The Air I Hear Music In The Air Amazon
32Arizona Dranes Bye & Bye We're Going To See The King He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul Of Arizona Dranes Amazon

Dylan & The Gospel

The argument has been made that Bob Dylan’s earliest music contained more prophetic prose than his deep dive into the Christian faith in Slow Train Coming. His pen had always leaned on the big story lines of Old and New Testaments but he went all out, much as he did in his ‘rock’ conversion, when he made the direct connection to matters of the soul that he would find in the Bible. This week’s show features the gospel songs of Bob Dylan, performed by gospel greats The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Fairfield Four, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, and so many others. Tune into Sonoma County Community radio for a Dylan gospel fest including Maria Muldaur and Willie Nile.

 

Highway to Heaven

The first of two gospel Friday mornings coming up on Deeper Roots in June. This week, we’ll follow a ‘heavenly’ theme. The Christian vision of afterlife’s reward is expressed in music on a Friday morning in West County (of all places). There will be country and black gospel sounds emanating from the UMC in downtown Sebastopol on KOWS radio as we share performances about heaven including the electric voices of Marion Williams and Marie Knight; the rocking celebration of the good book from Sister Rosetta and Brother Claude Ely; and country gospel enlightenment from Willie and Bobbie Nelson. This one is worth the wait and worth it’s weight in heavenly gold. Tune in!

 

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Thomas A. Dorsey with Alex Bradford It's A Highway To Heaven Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey Amazon
3Fisk Jubilee Singers Shout All Over God's Heaven Recordings In Chonological Order, Vol. 2: 1915-1920 Amazon
4The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir Heaven Belongs To You Shakin' The Rafters Amazon
5The Staple Singers What Are They Doing? (In Heaven Today) Amen/Why Amazon
6Washington Phillips What Are They Doing In Heaven Today Folk Blues & Gospel: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Amazon
7Mahalia Jackson A City Called Heaven Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns Amazon
8Mahalia Jackson Walk Over God's Heaven 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
9Clara Ward When We All Get To Heaven The Very Greatest Amazon
10Sister Rosetta Tharpe Walk All Over To God's Heaven Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
11Original Gospel Stars I Want To Go To Heaven Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
12Blind Gussie Nesbit Canaan's Land When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
13Mother McCollum When I Take My Vacation In Heaven When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
14Willie and Bobbie Nelson When We All Get To Heaven Farther Along Amazon
15Patsy Cline Life's Railway to Heaven Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
16Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys I'll Reap My Harvest In Heaven King of Country Music [Disc 3] : Fireball Mail Amazon
17Alison Krauss & The Cox Family Walk Over God's Heaven New Country December 1994 Amazon
18The Stanley Brothers Angels Are Singing (In Heaven Tonight) [Album Version] The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers Amazon
19Jimmy Martin Little Angels In Heaven Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
20Ethel Davenport & Ehel Davenport Singers Heavenly Express Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
21The Staple Singers On My Way To Heaven Four Classic Albums Amazon
22Blind Gussie Nesbit Pure Religion When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
23Sister Cally Fancy Goin' On To Heaven In The Sanctified Way Goodbye, Babylon – Deliverance Will Come [Disc 2] Amazon
24Sister Rosetta Tharpe Heaven Is Not My Home Vol. 3-1946-47 Complete Record Amazon
25Sister Rosetta Tharpe Beams of Heaven The Original Soul Sister: This Train [Disc 4] Amazon
26Marie Knight Seal Of Heaven Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
27Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes Heaven I Heard So Much About It I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Amazon
28Dorothy Love Coates When I Reach My Heavenly Home The Best Of Dorothy Love Coates And The Original Gospel Harmonettes Amazon
29Marion Williams Sometimes I Ring Up Heaven Packin' Up Amazon
30The Davis Sisters Too Close To Heaven Golden Gospel Gals 1949-1959 [Disc 4] Amazon
31The Swan Silvertones Heavenly Light Shine On Me Heavenly Light Amazon
32The Golden Gate Quartet No Restricted Signs (Up in Heaven) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) Amazon
33Brother Claude Ely I Want To Go To Heaven Satan Get Back Amazon
34Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell The Essential Guide To Gospel Amazon

Early Gospel Blues

Gospel music informed much of the music from the early century and the blues took it’s soul and inspiration from many passages. Numerous street corner buskers promoted the scripture and many, like Blind Willie Johnson, Gary Davis, Oda Mae Terrell, and Mother McCollum were known as musical evangelists in addition to their place in the church. And the spirituals also informed the music of Blind Boy Fuller, Charley Patton, Barbecue Bob, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and so many early blues men and women. We’ll sample a few and take our Friday evening show with some reverence and grit.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Washington Phillips Denomination Blues – Part 1 Preachin' The Gospel – Holy Blues Amazon
3Mississippi John Hurt Praying On The Old Camp Ground Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 OKeh Recordings Amazon
4Mother McCollum Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane Guitar Evangelists (1928-1951) Amazon
5Mother McCollum Oh Lord I'm Your Child Guitar Evangelists (1928-1951) Amazon
6Blind Lemon Jefferson He Arose From The Dead The Complete Classic Sides Remastered: Atlanta & Chicago 1926 [Disc 2] Amazon
7Blind Joe Taggart And Joshua White Scandalous And A Shame (Pm 12780, 20942-4) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
8Sam Collins I Want To Be Like Jesus In My Heart Complete Recorded Works 1927-31 Amazon
9Barbecue Bob When The Saints Go Marching In Complete Recorded Works Vol 1 Amazon
10Blind Willie Johnson I'm Gonna Run To The City Of Refuge Preachin' The Gospel – Holy Blues Amazon
11Charley Patton Lord I'm Discouraged Blues Images Presents: 1920's Blues Classics Vol.14 Amazon
12Bukka White I Am In the Heavenly Way Masters Of The Delta Blues: The Friends Of Charlie Patton Amazon
13Bo Weavil Jackson (Sam Butler) Heaven Is My View Backwoods Blues (1926-1935) Amazon
14Lil McClintock Sow Good Seeds 21 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920's Vol. 10 Amazon
15Blind Nesbit Gussie Pure Religion Vol. 2-(1929-34) Amazon
16Blind Gussie Nesbit Canaan's Land When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
17Skip James Jesus Is a Mighty Good Leader Complete Early Recordings Amazon
18Blind Boy Fuller Precious Lord Heart Ease Blues (The Blues Collection Vol.55) Amazon
19Blind Boy Fuller Must Have Been My Jesus Heart Ease Blues (The Blues Collection Vol.55) Amazon
20Josh White Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed Preachin' The Gospel – Holy Blues Amazon
21Josh White Lord, I Want To Die Easy Complete Recorded Works 1929-1940 Vol. 2 Amazon
22Blind Willie McTell I Got Religion I'm So Glad (w/ Kate McTell) The Classic Years: 1933 – 1935 New York " Chicago Amazon
23Bull City Red I Feel Like Shoutin' Blues And Gospel From The Eastern States (1935-1944) Amazon
24Memphis Minnie Let Me Ride Memphis Minnie – Queen of Country Blues, 1929 – 1937 [Disc 4] Amazon
25Brownie McGhee Done What My Lord Said The Complete Brownie McGhee [Disc 2] Amazon
26Jimpson & Group No More My Lord Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings: 19471959 Amazon
27Sister O. M. Terrell God's Little Birds Country Gospel 1946-1953 Amazon
28Rev. Gary Davis Get Right Church Gospel, Blues, and Street Songs Amazon
29Reverend Gary Davis I Am The Light Of This World Harlem Street Singer Amazon
30Blind Willie McTell Lord Have Mercy If You Please Pig 'n Whistle Red Amazon
31Sister Rosetta Tharpe Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There Vol. 3-1946-47 Complete Record Amazon
32Sister Rosetta Tharpe Saviour Don't Pass Me By Complete Recorded Works, 1938 – 1944; Volume 1 Amazon
33Big Joe Williams King Jesus Shake Your Boogie Amazon

Rockin’ Rhythm & Gospel

We gravitate towards gospel because it’s roots are so entwined with virtually every form of music we feature on Deeper Roots; so we’ll revisit the sound once more. However, in this episode we’ll focus on the rock and rhythm inspiration…gospel performances that were more worldliness than holiness. Jesus Rocked The Jukebox is the name of an album that we’ve leaned on in this episode and expanded from there with examples of over-the-top performances in the key of the sacred but with the pounding rhythmic syncopation of the secular. Join Dave Stroud as he pulls out the stop with the likes of The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Detroiters, The Highway QCs, Fannie Bell Chapman, and a host of others. Breathtaking gospel for a Friday evening in Sonoma County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Pilgrim Travelers After While (Take 8) Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
3The Detroiters Let Jesus Lead You Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
4The Dixie Hummingbirds Jesus Children of America 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
5The Swan Silvertones Trouble In My Way Love Lifted Me Amazon
6The Dixie Hummingbirds Trouble In My Way The History of Black Gospel Volume 6 Amazon
7Lou Rawls & The Chosen Gospel Singers Walk With Me Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
8The Original Blind Boys People Don't Sing Like They Used To Sing Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
9The Blind Boys Of Alabama He's Alright Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
10Fannie Bell Chapman He's My Rock, My Sword, My Shield Fire In My Bones : Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 Amazon
11The Chosen Gospel Singers Ananais Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
12The Chosen Gospel Singers Trouble Of This World's Condition I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From The Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Amazon
13Rosa Shaw On The Highway Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
14Sister Emily Bram Each Day Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
15Sister Rosetta Tharpe Up Above My Head There's Music In The Air Gospel Train Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe Rock Me Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 3 Amazon
17Lucky Millinder/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Shout, Sister, Shout! The Gospel of Blues Amazon
18The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
19The Staple Singers Jacob's Ladder Freedom Highway Amazon
20The Golden Gate Quartet Wade In The Water (1946) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 5, 1939-1949) Amazon
21Gospel Hummingbirds Pray On Taking Flight Amazon
22The Highway QC'S Walk with Me Great Gospel – People Get Ready Amazon
23The Highway Q.C.'s The Way Up The Hill Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
24Brother John Sellers He's My Rock Smithsonian Folkways: Classic African American Gospel Amazon
25The Swan Silvertones My Rock Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 2: More Black Gospel Amazon
26Roberta Martin And The Roberta Martin Singers Rock My Soul Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
27Gospel Silhouettes Rock In A Weary Land Powerhouse Gospel Vol 1 Amazon
28The Swan Silvertones Sinner Man Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
29Gospel Supremes Sinner Man Local Customs: Downriver Revival Amazon
30Silvertone Quintet Stand By Me Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
31Mary Deloatch The Lord's Gospel Train Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
32Roscoe Robinson With Huey Brown & The Silver Quintette Sinner's Crossroads Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
33The Harmonizing Four Hallelujah Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
34The Staple Singers Will The Circle Be Unbroken Folk, Gospel & Blues Will The Circle Be Unbroken Disk 2 Amazon
35The Dixie Hummingbirds Christian's Automobile 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon

Pure Religion

Pure Religion
Pure Religion

Gospel is the order of the day … inspirational American roots music to moderate the gloomy days of mid-Winter here in Sonoma County. Blues, rock, country, and the sanctified sounds of spirituality coming to you on another Wednesday evening on Deeper Roots. Our playlist will take you to Maxwell Street with Daddy Stovepipe,  the ‘heavenly shore’ with Blind Gussie Nesbit, into the deep country southern climes with Polk Miller and Mac Odell, and we’ll explore contemporary religious topics with Warren Zevon, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and Lucinda Williams. Tune in!

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fern Jones I Ain't Got Time The Glory Road Amazon
3Reverend Gary Davis Pure Religion Harlem Street Singer Amazon
4Blind Gussie Nesbit Pure Religion When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
5Rory Block Pure Religion I Belong To The Band: A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis Amazon
6Rev. Pearly Brown God Don't Never Change You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Amazon
7Lonnie Johnson Devil's Got The Blues Complete Recorded Works, Vol:1 Amazon
8The Louvin Brothers Sinner, You'd Better Get Ready Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old-Timey Gospel Music Amazon
9Iris DeMent I've Got That Old Time Religion (In My Heart) Lifeline Amazon
10Wade Mainer Streamlined Religion 1961 King Session Amazon
11Doug Macleod Dubb's Talking Religion Blues There's a Time Amazon
12Willie and Bobbie Nelson Old Time Religion Farther Along Amazon
13Pete Seeger Old Time Religion Singalong: Live At Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980 (1 of 2) Amazon
14Daddy Stovepipe (Johnny Watson) Old Time Religion Blues From Maxwell Street Amazon
15Polk Miller's Old South Quartette That "Old Time" Religion Music Of The Old South: Polk Miller & The Old South Quartette Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe I Claim Jesus First The Original Soul Sister: Singing in My Soul [Disc 3] Amazon
17The Blind Boys Of Alabama Good Religion Spirit Of The Century Amazon
18The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Devils Look Like Angels Between the Ditches Amazon
19Warren Zevon Dirty Little Religion Life'll Kill Ya Amazon
20Mac Odell One Day Religion Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
21T. Texas Tyler You've Got to Live Your Religion Every Day T. Texas Tyler Hymns Amazon
22Lucinda Williams You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Ramblin' Amazon
23Rev. Pearly Brown By And By (I'm Gonna See The King) You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Amazon
24The Staple Singers I Know I Got Religion Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
25Norridge Mayhams And The Blue Chips Give Me That Old Time Religion Norridge Mayhams and The Blue Chips Amazon
26Reverend Edward Clayborn Then We'll Need That True Religion …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
27The Weavers True Religion The Weavers Almanac Amazon
28Clara Ward & Ward Singers You Must Have Good Religion I Feel the Holy Spirit Amazon
29Maria Muldaur He Calls That Religion Garden Of Joy Amazon
30Reverend Gary Davis I Didn't Want to Join the Band Pure Religion and Bad Company Amazon
31Rev. Pearly Brown Ninety-Nine And A Half Won't Do You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Amazon
32Mississippi Fred McDowell I'm So Glad, Got Good Religion Good Morning Little School Girl Amazon
33Wilson Pickett Ninety-Nine & A Half (Won't Do) A Man & A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett [Disc 1] Amazon

 

Evil Blues

Evil Blues
Evil Blues

It’s the story of evil told in the voice of the blues. All things evil are explored in the voices of gospel, country blues, urban blues, and the folk blues. Evil ways, bad blood, fear, and the depths to which the evil in man’s heart can go are the themes tonight in a show that features the likes of Otis Spann, Elmore James, Henry Truvillion, The Golden Gate Quartet, and many others. All of this coming to you on a cold December evening in Sonoma County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Howlin' Wolf Evil Blues From Hell Amazon
3The Golden Gate Quartet Atom And Evil (1946) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 5, 1939-1949) Amazon
4The Golden Gate Quartet (Willie Johnson, baritone/William Langford, tenor/Henry Owens, tenor/Arlandus Wilson, Bass) (Aka "Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet") The Devil With The Devil Vol. 3, 1939 (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 3, 1939) Amazon
5Chris Smither The Devil's Real A Little On The Cd Side Volume 11 Amazon
6Noah Lewis Devil In The Wood Pile When The Sun Goes Down: Walk Right In – The Secret Story Of Rock & Roll Amazon
7Don Byas's Swig Seven, Albinia Jones Evil Gal Blues Savoy Blues 1944-1994 [Disc 1] Amazon
8Dinah Washington Evil Gal Blues Gold Amazon
9T-Bone Walker Evil Hearted Woman (Alt. Take) The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 1] Amazon
10Champion Jack Dupree Evil Woman Blues from the Gutter Amazon
11Doctor Gaddy Evil Man Blues Shoutin' Out The Blues (R&B CD 2005-2) Amazon
12Otis Spann Evil Ways Essential Blues Hits Disc 2 Amazon
13Washboard Sam Evil Blues Vol. 6 1941 – 1942 Amazon
14Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe Evil Devil Woman Blues Vol 4 (1933-34) Amazon
15Moreland & Arbuckle Mean And Evil Promised Land Or Bust Amazon
16B.B. King Mean And Evil There Is Always One More Time Amazon
17Elmore James Mean And Evil Let's Cut It: The Very Best Of Elmore James Amazon
18Lightnin' Hopkins Mean and Evil Blues Texas Guitar Killers Disc 1 Amazon
19Blind Boy Fuller Worried and Evil Man Blues Blind Boy Fuller Vol. 3 1937 Amazon
20Reverend Gary Davis Cross And Evil Woman Blues Southern Country Blues: Down In Boogie Alley [Disc 2] Amazon
21Lowell Fulson Don't Be So Evil Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
22Gatemouth Moore Evil Gal's Jockey Hey Mr. Gatemouth – Complete King Recordings Amazon
23Albert King I Get Evil More Big Blues Amazon
24Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Bad Blood Sportin' the Blues Disc 2 Amazon
25Ramona Hicks Evil and Blue Swingin' the Blues: 1931-1939 Amazon
26Ollie Shepard King Of All Evil Vol. 2-1939-41 Amazon
27Walter Brown What Evil Have I Done? Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
28Alice Moore Black And Evil Blues Black Swan Sampler Amazon
29Koko Taylor Evil The Best of Koko Taylor Amazon
30Ella Fitzgerald Necessary Evil The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald – 1951 Amazon
31Eartha Kitt/Henri René & His Orchestra I Want to Be Evil Purr-Fect: Greatest Hits Amazon
32Aretha Franklin Evil Gal Blues Aretha Sings The Blues Amazon

Gospel Dynamite II

Gospel Dynamite II
Gospel Dynamite II

In the second of two parts, we celebrate the very best in gospel sounds…songs and spirituals that are embedded in our culture. This week…”This Little Light Of Mine”, “How I Got Over”, “This Train”, “This Train”, and many more. We’ll play the sacred versions alongside the celebratory secular ones with performers like Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, The Swan Silvertones, and Louis Armstrong. Tune in for two hours of rousing gospel in another two hour Americana roots journey on Sonoma County community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Hugh Laurie Didn't It Rain Didn't It Rain (Deluxe) Amazon
3Amy Helm Didn't It Rain Didn't It Rain Amazon
4Evelyn Freeman And The Exciting Voices Chorus Didn't It Rain Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
5Abyssinian Baptist Radio Choir Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody, Pts. 1&2 Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
6The Blackwood Brothers Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody Southern Gospel Heritage Series: The Blackwood Brothers Amazon
7Sweet Honey In The Rock Just a Closer Walk With Thee African American Gospel: The Pioneering Composers Amazon
8Sweet Honey In the Rock Precious Memories Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
9Five Blind Boys of Mississippi Precious Memories 20th Century Masters – The Best Of Amazon
10Shirley Caesar And Ann Nesby The Stone Fighting Temptations Amazon
11The Million Dollar Quartet Old Time Religion The Million Dollar Quartet: 50th Anniversary Special Edition Amazon
12The Louvin Brothers This Little Light Of Mine Close Harmony [Disc 3] Amazon
13Sam Cooke This Little Light Of Mine Sam Cooke At the Copa Amazon
14Sam Cooke That's Heaven To Me The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke Amazon
15Sam Cooke Touch The Hem Of His Garment Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
16Al Kooper Touch The Hem Of His Garment Naked Songs Amazon
17The Swan Silvertones Mary Don't You Weep Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances, Vol. 1: Black Gospel Amazon
18Long John Baldry Oh Mary Don't You Weep Remembering Leadbelly Amazon
19Bruce Springsteen O Mary Don't You Weep We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [DualDisc] Disc 1 Amazon
20Sister Rosetta Tharpe This Train Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon
21Linda Gail Lewis This Train Hard Rocking Woman Amazon
22Fisk Jubilee Singers Joshua Fit The Battle American Roots Music [Disc 3] Amazon
23Mahalia Jackson Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho [Album Version] Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns Amazon
24Louis Armstrong Bye and Bye 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
25The Golden Gate Quartet Bye and Bye Little Children Vol. 2 (1938-1939) Amazon
26Reverend Robert Ballinger How I Got Over 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon
27Clara Ward & Ward Singers How I Got Over I Feel the Holy Spirit Amazon
28The Chambers Brothers People Get Ready Roots Of Folk Amazon
29Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions People Get Ready Akeelah And The Bee (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
30The Selah Singers He's My Rock, Sword And Shield Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
31The Selah Singers I'll Be Satisfied Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
32The Dixie Hummingbirds Let's Go Out to the Programs (Single) 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
33Sister Rosetta Tharpe Two Little Fishes and Five Loaves of Bread Gospel Blues – the Very Best Of Amazon

Gospel Dynamite I

Gospel Dynamite
Gospel Dynamite

It’s a two part celebration of the very best in gospel sounds…songs and spirituals that are embedded in our culture. There just was not enough time to capture the great songs like “I’ll Fly Away”, “This Train”, “Please In The Valley”, “Down By The Riverside”, and so many others in just a single episode…so we broke it into two parts which is still barely enough. We’ll play the influential sacred versions alongside the celebratory secular ones with performers like Chet Atkins, Mahalia Jackson, Elvis Presley, and the CBS Trumpeteers. Tune in for two hours of rousing gospel in another two hour Americana roots journey on Sonoma County community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Golden Gate Quartet Rock My Soul The Very Best of the Golden Gate Quartet [CD2] Amazon
3Reverend Robert Ballinger This Train 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon
4Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys This Train Vintage Collections Amazon
5Ricky Nelson Glory Train Legacy [Disc 2] Amazon
6The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir I Want To Ride That Glory Train Shakin' The Rafters Amazon
7Mahalia Jackson I'm on My Way To Canaan 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Chet Atkins On My Way to Canaan's Land The Essential Chet Atkins [RCA] Amazon
9The Dillards I'll Fly Away There Is A Time: 1963-70 Amazon
10Willie and Bobbie Nelson I'll Fly Away Farther Along Amazon
11The Blind Boys Of Alabama I'll Fly Away Oh Lord, Stand By Me / Marching Up To Zion Amazon
12The Blind Boys Of Alabama Amazing Grace Spirit Of The Century Amazon
13Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues Amazing Grace Dark Was The Night: A Red Hot Compilation [Disc 2] Amazon
14The Golden Gate Quartet Swing Down, Chariot (1946) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 5, 1939-1949) Amazon
15Elvis Presley Swing Down Sweet Chariot He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 1 Amazon
16Elvis Presley Milky White Way Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Songs Disc 1 Amazon
17CBS Trumpeteers Milky White Way I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From The Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Amazon
18Mahalia Jackson Take My Hand, Precious Lord Something to Believe In Amazon
19Fern Jones Take My Hand, Precious Lord The Glory Road Amazon
20Mike Farris Precious Lord, Take My Hand Salvation in Lights Amazon
21Bonnie Guitar Down By the Riverside The Velvet Lounge – By the Fireside Amazon
22Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Down by the Riverside The Gospel of Blues Amazon
23Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Anita Kerr Singers There'll Be Peace in the Valley for Me 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
24Johnny Cash Peace In The Valley Gospel Glory Amazon
25Elvis Presley Peace in the Valley Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Songs Disc 1 Amazon
26Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Uncloudy Day Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
27The Staple Singers Uncloudy Day Swing Low Sweet Chariot + Uncloudy Day (Bonus Track Version) Amazon
28Smith Jubilee Singers Just A Little Talk With Jesus / Smith Jubilee Singers The History of Black Gospel Volume 6 Amazon
29Willie Nelson Just a Little Walk With Jesus Old Time Religion Amazon
30Loretta Lynn Old Time Religion All Time Gospel Favorites [Disc 2] Amazon
31Reverend James Cleveland And The Caravans Old Time Religion Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
32Evelyn Freeman And The Exciting Voices Chorus Didn't It Rain Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
33Fern Jones Didn't It Rain The Glory Road Amazon
34Elvis Presley Joshua Fit The Battle Amazing Grace – His Greatest Sacred Performances (Disc 1) Amazon
35Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives This Little Light of Mine Gospel Bluegrass Home Coming, Vol. 1 Amazon