Category Archives: Country Gospel

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

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

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

 

Leon Russell Tribute

Leon Russell Tribute
Leon Russell Tribute

To quote one blogger: “[Leon Russell] was one of the most adept and prolific session men of the 1960s rock scene, playing on more records and [alongside] more artists than many people could name, and his abilities and multi-instrumental proficiency would make him an unstoppable force when he debuted as an artist in his own right in the early seventies.” Summed up perfectly. And Deeper Roots will pay tribute to Leon with a look at his music, his songwriting prowess, the arc of his career, and the performances that made him that ‘unstoppable force’. We’ll hear from Joe Cocker, The Carpenters, George Benson, and (of course) Leon himself in a hastily gathered, but oh so sublime, show that honors an artist who we lost this past weekend. Tune into (and support) Sonoma County community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Leon Russell She Smiles Like A River Leon Russell And The Shelter People [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
3Gary Lewis & The Playboys Everybody Loves A Clown The Legendary Masters Series Amazon
4Gary Lewis & The Playboys She's Just My Style The Legendary Masters Series Amazon
5Glen Campbell Gentle On My Mind Glen Campbell 20 Greatest Hits Amazon
6Joe Cocker Delta Lady Ultimate Collection Amazon
7Richie Havens Tightrope Collection Amazon
8Freddie King Palace Of The King Ultimate Collection Amazon
9Freddie King Big Legged Woman Ultimate Collection Amazon
10Leon Russell Out in the Woods Retrospective Amazon
11Leon Russell Back to the Island Retrospective Amazon
12Amy Winehouse A Song for You Lioness: Hidden Treasures Amazon
13The Carpenters Superstar Singles 1969-1981 Amazon
14George Benson This Masquerade (single edit) Breezin' Amazon
15Leon Russell Watching The River Flow Tangled Up In Blues Amazon
16Leon Russell Dixie Lullaby Leon Russell [Bonus Track] Amazon
17Leon Russell Roll Away the Stone Retrospective Amazon
18Leon Russell Goodnight Irene Hank Wilson's Back [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
19Leon Russell Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms Best Of Hank Wilson Amazon
20George Jones The Window Up Above With Leon Russell Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets Amazon
21Leon Russell Slow Train A Mighty Flood Amazon
22Elton John & Leon Russell If It Wasn't For Bad The Union [+digital booklet] Amazon
23Leon Russell Angel In Disguise Angel In Disguise Amazon
24Leon Russell Come On In My Kitchen Life Journey Amazon
25Leon Russell I See The Light Snapshot Amazon
26Leon Russell Im Afraid the Masquerade Is Over Life Journey Amazon
27Leon Russell A Song for You Retrospective 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

Johnny Cash Tribute

Johnny Cash Tribute
Johnny Cash Tribute

Johnny Cash, like so many others, followed on the heels and inspiration of Elvis at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. But while others (save for possibly Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis) would fight for the scraps from this ‘new sound’, Johnny less-than-obligingly would ignore all the best advice. He began with the simplest of songs delivered in a farm boy’s tone and, with the Tennessee Three in tow, grew the sound into an identity.  Our show this week will lean on his own recordings as well as music from performers he was inspired by…we’ll also include music from contemporaries and those who he inspired.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire Columbia Country Classics – Volume 4: The Nashville Sound Amazon
3The Chuck Wagon Gang After The Sunrise [Album Version] Columbia Country Classics Volume 1: The Golden Age Amazon
4Brother Claude Ely There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down Favorite Sacred Songs Amazon
5Gene Autry I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blues Eyes The Essential Gene Autry 1933-1946 Amazon
6Gene Autry High Steppin' Mama American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 2] Amazon
7Bob Wills Faded Love For the Last Time Amazon
8Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys San Antonio Rose The Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
9The Carter Family Anchored In Love The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 1] Amazon
10Johnny Cash Johnny Cash – Cowboy's Prayer Johnny Cash Interviews Amazon
11Goebel Reeves Cowboy's Prayer …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
12The Chuck Wagon Gang We Are Climbing Flowers In The Wildwood Amazon
13Johnny Cash Big River His Sun Years: Down South Amazon
14Johnny Cash Hey Porter The Man In Black 1954-1958 [Disc 1] Amazon
15Johnny Cash Five Feet High And Rising Songs Of Our Soil Amazon
16Johnny Cash Pickin' Time The Fabulous Johnny Cash Amazon
17Johnny Cash/The Carter Family Keep on the Sunny Side Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
18Johnny Cash I Walk The Line Classic Country Amazon
19June Carter Cash Oh, Susannah Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
20Carter Sisters/Mother Maybelle Carter Fair and Tender Ladies Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
21Johnny Cash & June Carter Jackson Carryin' on With Johnny Cash & June Carter Amazon
22Rosanne Cash I Still Miss Someone Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash Amazon
23Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan Girl From The North Country Nashville Skyline Amazon
24Johnny Cash Man in Black 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
25Johnny Cash Ain't No Grave American VI: Ain't No Grave Amazon
26Johnny Cash Tear Stained Letter American IV: Man Comes Around Amazon
27Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues At Folsom Prison Amazon
28George Jones/Johnny Cash I Got Stripes My Very Special Guests [Bonus Tracks] Disc 2 Amazon
29Rosanne Cash Tennessee Flat Top Box King's Record Shop Amazon
30Emmylou Harris; The Milk Carton Kids Apache Tears Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited Amazon
31Bruce Springsteen Give My Love To Rose Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash Amazon
32Johnny Cash Wanted Man The Mystery Of Life Amazon
33Bob Dylan Train Of Love Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash Amazon
34Dwight Yoakam Understand Your Man Dwight's Used Records Amazon

Higher Power Country Gospel

Higher Power
Higher Power

We visit the classic sounds of country and bluegrass with thematic overtones of gospel. The love of country music often had its roots in a performer’s childhood memories of community church and the sound that would evolve from country and bluegrass provided a tone that grew from those memories…with a tenor that could easily echo the word’. The greatest of them elevated their popularity with their flock by invoking the name of that higher power of God and church in the community of bluegrass: The Stanley Brothers, Mac Wiseman, Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson, and even country groups like the The Louvin Brothers and The Whitstein Brothers made gospel a core of their repertoire.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Louvin Brothers There's A Higher Power Satan Is Real Amazon
3The Whitstein Brothers Way Up On The Mountain Sing Gospel Songs of the Louvins Amazon
4Fern Jones I Do Believe The Glory Road Amazon
5Kitty Wells I Heard My Saviour Call Dust on the Bible (1959) Amazon
6Kitty Wells (I've Got My) One-Way Ticket to the Sky Dust on the Bible (1959) Amazon
7Milton Estes Hish! Somebody's Calling My Name Favorite Sacred Songs Amazon
8Brother Claude Ely Fare You Well Satan Get Back Amazon
9King's Sacred Quartette Turn Your Radio On Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
10J.E. Mainer Workin' On A Building Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
11The Carter Family God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
12The Carter Family On My Way To Canaan's Land Take Me To The Water Amazon
13The Delmore Brothers The Wrath Of God Favorite Sacred Songs Amazon
14The Stanley Brothers Over the Glory Land 16 Greatest Gospel Hits Amazon
15The Stanley Brothers My Lord's Going To Set Me Free Hymns & Sacred Songs Amazon
16Mac Wiseman I'm Using My Bible For A Road Map Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
17Mac Wiseman Dust On The Bible Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
18Ricky Skaggs Hallelujah I'm Ready Family And Friends Amazon
19The Johnson Mountain Boys Springtime in Glory Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old-Timey Gospel Music Amazon
20Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Jesus Gave Me Water Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
21George Jones & Tammy Wynette Let's All Go Down To The River Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 3: Country Gospel Amazon
22Moore & Napier Gathering In The Sky Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon
23Elvis Presley I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 1 Amazon
24Willie Nelson Sweet Bye and Bye Old Time Religion Amazon
25Johnny Cash Unclouded Day Voice of the Spirit, Gospel of the South Amazon
26Chuck Wagon Gang/The Jordanaires Down the Road 70th Anniversary Amazon
27The Corley Family Way To Glory Land (1929) Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time, And End Time Music, 1923-1936 Amazon
28The Corley Family Give The World A Smile Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove Of Vintage 78s: 1926-1937 Amazon
29Anonymous (Knight Home-recording Disc) Beautiful Mansions of Gold …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
30Ex-Governor Alf. Taylor's Old Limber Quartet Brother Noah Built an Ark …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
31Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Long Walk to Heaven Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
32Elvis Presley Working on the Building Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Songs Disc 1 Amazon
33Willie and Bobbie Nelson I'll Fly Away Farther Along Amazon
34Buddy Holly True Love Ways From the Original Master Tapes Amazon

Country Gospel

Country Gospel
Country Gospel

We’ve got a show jam-packed with gospel sounds set against a backdrop of fiery fields, unclouded days, and great speckled birds. Join us on our regular two hour Friday night show on KWTF as we take a trip down the country gospel highway, celebrating a style of music that was mostly inspired by the memories of ‘back home’ and the church, where a lot of our performers were first introduced to music. We’ll share that old time religion in spiritual and song from deep in the heartland. We open with some of the classic old time gospel sounds of The Carter Family and J. E. Mainer’s Mountaineer then go flying down heaven’s railway on the Gospel Cannonball while Johnny Cash, The Louvin Brothers, T. Texas Tyler, Hank Williams, and Kitty Wells will be preaching on that old country gospel stage alongside bluegrass gospel favorites from mid-century.And we’ll also hear a couple of new tracks from Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives.

Deeper Roots on KOWS – January 10, 2015

Deeper Roots on KOWS - January 2015
Deeper Roots on KOWS – January 2015

Another beautiful winter Saturday morning in West Sonoma County and it’s time for a collection of hot blues, country gospel, early rock, early century pop, and swinging country on Deeper Roots… everything from Eddie Cantor’s 1922 song about a trapeze and Blind Willie McTell covering Jimmie Rodgers around mid-century, to a track from 2014 from a new band out of New Orleans called Hurray For The Riff Raff…another reason our tag line reads “A Century of America’s Music”. Join Dave Stroud on a brisk Saturday morning from the KOWS studios in downtown Occidental, California.