Category Archives: Jazz

Groove Juice Special

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

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

Dope Head Blues

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

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Mabon Got To Have Some I'm The Fixer : The Best Of The USA Records Sessions Amazon
3The Ink Spots That Cat Is High Cocaine Blues Amazon
4The Cats & The Fiddle Killin' Jive The Very Best Of Amazon
5The Spirits of Rhythm Junk Man Cocaine Blues Amazon
6Cleo Brown The Stuff Is Here And It's Mellow The Legendary Cleo Brown Amazon
7Champion Jack Dupree Junker's Blues ABC Of The Blues Vol 6 Amazon
8Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Junco Partner Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll – The Anthology 1938-1953 Amazon
9Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks Long Comma Viper The Blue Thumb Years 1971-1973 Amazon
10Phil Lawrence Viper's Dream Mandolin Heaven Amazon
11Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys You're a Viper Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
12Louis Armstrong Song Of The Vipers [Album Version] Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 Amazon
13Lalo Guerrero Marihuana Boogie Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
14Bette Midler Marahuana Songs For The New Depression Amazon
15Julia Lee Marijuana Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
16Fats Waller The Reefer Song Last Testament His Final Recor Amazon
17Barney Bigard Sextet Sweet Marihuana Brown The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
18Larry Adler Smoking Reefers The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
19Johnny Price Marijuana, The Devil Flower Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
20Johnny Cash Leave That Junk Alone The Man In Black 1954-1958 [Disc 2] Amazon
21Hot Lips Page Feelin' High And Happy Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
22Ella Fitzgerald When I Get Low I Get High Cryin' Mood Amazon
23Cab Calloway Kickin' The Gong Around The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
24Julia Lee Pipe Dreams Kansas City Star [Disc 5] Amazon
25Tampa Red That Stuff Is Here Tampa Red The Guitar Wizard Amazon
26Cedar Creek Sheik Don't Use That Stuff Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice Amazon
27Dick Justice Cocaine Rough Guide To The Blues Songsters Amazon
28Reverend Gary Davis Cocaine Blues Blues And Ragtime Amazon
29Charley Jordan Just A Spoonful Cocaine Blues Amazon
30Slim & Slam Chinatown, My Chinatown Cocaine Blues Amazon
31Dr. John Junko Partner The Ultimate Dr. John Amazon
32The Treniers Hadacole (That's All) They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon

Those Old Familiars

Quaint, sweet, nostalgic…just a few adjectives to describe today’s music. Digging into the digital bins we’ve surfaced some of the more familiar of tunes from the last century. Early century pop, country, jazz and vocal harmonies all being serenades with upbeat and good natured favorites of the Great American Songbook. We’ll hear from Fats Waller, Eddie Condon, Ted Lewis, the Sons of the Pioneers, and Blind Blake with songs that ring a true bell in the heart. Songs about lazy rivers, love letters, the lovesick blues, and Kentucky moon. Don’t let yourself get carried away as you lean in closer to the speakers. We certainly don’t want you to hurt yourself. KOWS Community radio is a connection worth making with an eclectic blend of sounds from up and down the genre expanses…streaming to planet Earth at Join us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin' Music By Fats Waller Amazon
3Gene Austin Love Letters In The Sand A Time To Relax Amazon
4Gene Austin My Blue Heaven A Time To Relax Amazon
5Ted Lewis I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby Is Everybody Happy Now? Amazon
6Bing Crosby Someday, Sweetheart [Single Version] Bing Crosby And Some Jazz Friends Amazon
7The Boswell Sisters Accompanied By The Dorsey Brothers When I Take My Sugar to Tea Those Were The Days. [Disc 1] Amazon
8The Spirits Of Rhythm Nobody's Sweetheart (Remastered) The Spirits of Rhythm feat. Teddy Bunn Amazon
9Eddie Condon Aint' Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll That's A Serious Thing Amazon
10Blind Blake Diddie Wah Diddie ABC Of The Blues Vol 5 Amazon
11Emmett Miller Right Or Wrong Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
12Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Right Or Wrong King Of Western Swing Volume One Amazon
13Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Somebody Stole My Gal Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 3 : Easy Ridin' Papa Amazon
14Jimmy Wakely Roll Along, Kentucky Moon Vintage Collections Amazon
15Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Lazy River Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 5 Amazon
16Johnny Davis And His Orchestra Sugar The Big Broadcast, Volume 8: Jazz and Popular Music of the 1920s and 1930s Amazon
17Al Clauser & His Oklahoma Outlaws Some Sweet Day The Best Of Western Swing Amazon
18Sons of the Pioneers Prairie Lullaby Songs of the Prairie – CD2 Amazon
19W. Lee & His Hillbilly Boys All I Do Is Dream of You Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
20Hank Williams Lovesick Blues Artist's Choice: Johnny Cash Amazon
21The Mills Brothers In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree (L. Armstrong) Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
22The Mills Brothers My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua Hawaii The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 5 Amazon
23Nat King Cole Sweet Lorraine Ray Charles – Music that Matters to Him Amazon
24Louis Armstrong & All His Stars Lazy River The Complete Decca Studio Recordings Of Louis Armstrong And The All Stars [Disc 3] Amazon
25Fats Waller Your Feet's Too Big The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
26Dean Martin/Orchestra Pretty Baby That's Amore: The Best of Dean Martin Amazon
27Doris Day Moonlight Bay The Best Of Doris Day Amazon
28Tiny Bradshaw The Sheik of Araby (09-29-34) Breaking Up the House [Disc 1] Amazon
29The Boswell Sisters Shine On, Harvest Moon It's The Girls Amazon
30John Prine/Kacey Musgraves Mental Cruelty For Better, Or Worse Amazon
31The Browns You Nearly Lose Your Mind Classics 1963-1964 (Warped 6384) Amazon
32Cab Calloway 05 I Ain't Got Nobody Chronological 1934-37 Amazon
33Laurel and Hardy Shine on Harvest Moon The Oxford American Southern Sampler 1999 Amazon

Post-War Rhythm & Jive

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

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

Honey Don’t

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

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

Torch Songs

Smoky lounges, familiar places, and torch songs to patronize those forlorn lovers alone at the bar. You get the drift. Sentimentality abounds this morning on Deeper Roots as we dig into a subset of virtually any genre out there. It’s as old as time itself, of course: songs and stories of unrequited or lost love, either where one is oblivious to the feelings of another or has moved on from a relationship, all told in teary notes by the performer. Let me just say that there was no shortage of fodder for this show whether it was country, jazz, soul, or pop. We’ll hear from Julie London, Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield, Aretha, Roy Orbison, and on and on. No rest for the pain of unrequited love. Tune in for a crazy moon, crying time, and the end of the world on KOWS Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Julie London Cry Me A River Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Po Amazon
3Eva Taylor Moanin' Low The First Torch Singers, the Twenties Amazon
4Gertrude Niesen Smoke Gets In Your Eyes My Best Wishes Amazon
5Bing Crosby I'll Be Seeing You 44 Your Hit Parade Amazon
6Judy Garland That Man That Got Away Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
7Julie London In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning Torch Songs Amazon
8Peggy Lee Oh You Crazy Moon Torch Songs Amazon
9Lena Horne Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Lena Horne: A Musical Anthology Amazon
10Dusty Springfield Anyone Who Had A Heart A Girl Called Dusty Amazon
11Dusty Springfield Someone To Watch Over Me Simply & Dusty [Disc 4] Amazon
12Sarah Vaughan Someone To Watch Over Me The Best Of Sarah Vaughan 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection) Amazon
13Lenny Welch Since I Fell For You Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
14Skeeter Davis The End Of The World The Essential Skeeter Davis Amazon
15Little Anthony & The Imperials Hurt So Bad The Best Of Little Anthony And The I Mperials Amazon
16Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Ooo Baby Baby Classic Soul Ballads: Sweet Thing [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ray Charles Crying Time Genius – The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection Amazon
18Bettye LaVette Let Me Down Easy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
19Brenda Lee I'm Sorry Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
20The Skyliners Since I Don't Have You Malt Shop Memories – Top Down Convertible Sound ( Disc 1) Amazon
21Kay Starr I've Grown Accustomed to His Face Torch Songs Amazon
22Nat King Cole The Very Thought Of You Nat King Cole [Disc 3] Amazon
23Roy Orbison Love Hurts The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
24The Beach Boys Caroline No Pet Sounds Amazon
25Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 2] Amazon
26Crystal Gayle Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue Classic Country 1975 – 1979 Amazon
27Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds The Classic Sixties: '60s Flashback Amazon
28Willie Nelson Someone to Watch over Me Stardust [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
29Dakota Staton Misty Torch Songs Amazon
30Dionne Warwick Always Something There To Remind Me Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
31The Platters Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
32The Cascades Rhythm of the Rain Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
33Jo Stafford The Things We Did Last Summer Candy Amazon
34The Traveling Wilburys Not Alone Anymore Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 Amazon

East Side West Side

From the Bowery to Brooklyn to Broadway to the Bronx…the sidewalks of New York is the topic of the morning, our Gotham theme this Friday on community radio from the Left Coast looking east. Join Dave Stroud for a handsome cab journey through the past century of iconic sounds where the heartbeat of the melting pot of America sings. You’ll be treated to some early Broadway musical samples, the imaginings of West Side Story, the hotel orchestras, and vocal elaborations from Darin, Sinatra, Ella, an Cohan. There will be no exclusion here as late century rock and vocal groups as we’ll hear from The Ad Libs, The Drifters, Garland Jeffreys and others. New York has always been a mirror into the soul of America and has always represented its humanity as a visit to any street in Manhattan would reveal; and its music is, in turn, a reflection itself of that humanity. Join us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra The Sidewalks of New York Internet Archives Amazon
3George Cohan Jr. Give My Regards To Broadway The Golden Entertainers Amazon
4Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell & Co. 42nd Street – from 42nd Street Warner Brothers 75 Years of Film Music (2) Amazon
5McGlinn/London Sinfonietta Shuffle Off to Buffalo (42nd Street) The Busby Berkeley Album Amazon
6Gold Diggers Of 1935 Film Cast Feat. Winifred Shaw & Dick Powell Lullaby Of Broadway Lullaby Of Broadway: The Music Of Harry Warren Amazon
7Jo Stafford Manhattan Serenade For You Amazon
8Ella Johnson & Buddy Johnson Going To New York Go Ahead And Rock And Roll Amazon
9Ella Fitzgerald Manhattan Mad Men: Music From the Series, Vol. 1 Amazon
10Babs Gonzales Dem New York People Cool Whalin' Babs Amazon
11Betty Wand (For Rita Moreno) And George Chakiris America West Side Story Amazon
12Enrique Madriguera and His Orchestra She's a Latin from Manhattan Retro Top Charts / European Dance Orchestras F the 30s & 40s., Volume 4 Amazon
13Desi Arnaz I Come From New York The Best of Desi Arnaz: The Mambo King Amazon
14Bobby Darin Sunday in New York Wild Cool & Swingin Amazon
15Frank Sinatra Theme from New York, New York Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years Amazon
16Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Ev'ry Street's A Boulevard In Old New York The Capitol Years [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York Best OF Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Amazon
18The Ad Libs The Boy From New York City Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
19The Drifters On Broadway Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
20John Barry Midnight Cowboy Moviola Amazon
21Harry Nilsson Everybody's Talkin' Yesterday's Gone [Disc 2] Amazon
22Harry Nilsson I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
23Simon & Garfunkel The Only Living Boy In New York The Essential Simon & Garfunkel [Disc 2] Amazon
24Henry Mancini Rhapsody in Blue Instrumental Favorites Amazon
25Garland Jeffreys New York Skyline Ghost Writer/One-Eyed Jack/American Boy & Girl [[Disc 1]] Amazon
26Ray Charles New York's My Home Ray Charles – 93 Essential Tracks Amazon
27Judy Garland I Happen To Like New York Capitol Sings Cole Porter: Anything Goes Amazon
28Kirsty MacColl/The Pogues Fairytale of New York Galore Amazon
29Mel Tormi Sunday In New York Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers [Disc 2] Amazon
30Stevie Wonder Living for the City Innervisions Amazon
31Jay-Z Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) The Blueprint 3 Amazon

The Great American Songbook

Something different this week. We’ll be reflecting on the Spring Issue of a magazine that cuts through the heart of what we love doing here on both Blue Moon Americana as well as Deeper Roots. There are a handful of publications that make the cut but No Depression magazine is truly special and the Spring 2021 issue is something to revel in. The writing, the artists, and the arc of ‘The Great American Songbook’, from Stephen Foster to Louis Armstrong is given thoughtful and insightful treatment. Our show this week puts a soundtrack with a century of America’s music explored: Dock Boggs’ Pretty Polly, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, The Blue Sky Boys’ cover of Knoxville Girl, and some incredible Latin vocals from one Omara Portuondo. The magazine is worth the read and the music is worth a listen. Tune in on a Saturday among the Sonoma County skies for the best of community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Paul Robeson Joe Hill Songs of Free Men Amazon
3George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 20's Amazon
4Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Summertime Porgy & Bess Amazon
5Chick Webb & His Orchestra A-Tisket, A-Tasket Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 2] Amazon
6Loudon Wainwright III You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) I'd Rather Lead a Band Amazon
7Dinah Washington They Didn't Believe Me (from "The Swingin' Miss D") Dinah Washington: Eight Classic Albums Amazon
8Billie Holiday Autumn in New York Ken Burns Jazz Amazon
9Omara Portuondo El Hombre Que Se Fue (The Man That Got Away) Black Magic (Magia Negra) Amazon
10Desi Arnaz Holiday In Havana The Best of Desi Arnaz: The Mambo King Amazon
11Perez Prado Cuban Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
12Xavier Cugat Papa Loves Mambo Lounge Music Goes Latin Amazon
13Stephen Foster Beautiful Dreamer The Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
14John Prine My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
15Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick Oh! Susanna Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray Amazon
16Mavis Staples Hard Times Come Again No More Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
17Dock Boggs Pretty Polly 78s Amazon
18Dirk Powell I Ain't Playing Pretty Polly When I Wait For You Amazon
19The Blue Sky Boys Story Of The Knoxville Girl Absolutely Bluegrass Amazon
20Nelstone's Hawaiians Village School The Harry Smith B-Sides Amazon
21Dock Boggs Oh Death Dock Boggs Is Legendary Amazon
22Ray Charles Georgia on My Mind Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 2 Amazon
23Ella Fitzgerald Night And Day Night And Day: The Cole Porter Songbook Amazon
24Bettye LaVette Blues For The Weepers Blackbirds Amazon
25Carl Sandburg All Night Long Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 1] Amazon
26The Carter Family Hello Stranger Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 3) Amazon
27The Stoneman Family Too Late The Harry Smith B-Sides Amazon
28Mississippi John Hurt Nobody's Dirty Business The Harry Smith B-Sides Amazon
29M. Ward Along the Santa Fe Trail Migration Stories Amazon
30Ella Fitzgerald In The Still Of The Night Music & Moonlight Amazon

The Year 1939

While the clouds of war and fascism were spreading in earnest across Europe, here at home the movies Stagecoach, The Wizard of Oz,  and Gone With The Wind premiered and Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath was first published. Lou Gehrig bid farewell,  A pound of hamburger cost 14 cents and the average price of a new car was $700. And the music was both dance crazy and uplifting, with the music of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and film dominating. This week’s show will feature the music of 1939 with performances from Crosby, Garland, The Ink Spots, Cab Calloway and Billie Holiday. We’ll also be featuring the jazz and big band sounds of Jimmie Lunceford, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, and a handful of others. Deeper Roots sounds from over eight decades past on community radio for Sonoma County coming to you each Friday morning and evening.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Louis Armstrong Jeepers Creepers Johnny Mercer (1909 – 1976) Amazon
3Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra Tain't What You Do Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
4Fats Waller Your Feet's Too Big The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
5Count Basie's Kansas City 7 Lester Leaps In Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
6Woody Herman Woodchopper's Ball Swingingest Sounds Ever Heard – The Best of the Big Bands Amazon
7Billie Holiday Strange Fruit The Ultimate Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
8Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues Harold Arlen Writes the Songs Amazon
9Billie Holiday Them There Eyes Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 [Disc 06] Amazon
10Ethel Waters with Edward Mallory & His Orchestra Old Man Harlem Hoagy Carmichael & Friends: Stardust Melody Amazon
11Marlene Dietrich Falling In Love Again The Blue Angel Amazon
12Bob Hope & Shirley Ross Thanks for the Memory Hits of 30's & 40's 1 & 2 Amazon
13Judy Garland Over The Rainbow That's Entertainment! The Best Of The MGM Musicals Amazon
14Bing Crosby You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby The Harry Warren Songbook Amazon
15Xavier Cugat Perfidia Say "Si Si" Amazon
16Vaughn Monroe In The Still Of The Night First Crooners : Vol. 3-1935-40 Amazon
17Frankie Masters and His Orchestra Scatter-Brain (Theme Song) 50 #1 Hits Of The '20s & '30s Amazon
18Cab Calloway The Jumpin' Jive Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
19Kay Kyser Three Little Fishes Sentimental Favorites Amazon
20Coleman Hawkins Body And Soul Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 3] Amazon
21The Ink Spots Address Unknown Greatest Hits Amazon
22The Ink Spots If I Didn't Care Greatest Hits Amazon
23Glenn Miller Orchestra In The Mood Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 3] Amazon
24Slim Gaillard And His Flat Foot Floogie Boys Matzah Balls Radio Radio Vol.5 [Disc 3] Bob Dylan Amazon
25Charlie Barnet Cherokee Swing Time For Dancing Vol. 3 Amazon
26Artie Shaw & His Orchestra Diga, Diga Doo Wicked Swing Amazon
27Benny Goodman & His Orchestra W. Martha Tilton And the Angels Sing Too Marvelous For Words Amazon
28Guy Lombardo Penny Serenade Enjoy Yourself: The Hits Of Guy Lombardo Amazon
29Bea Wain With Larry Clinton And His Orchestra Deep Purple White Cliffs Of Dover [Disc 1] Amazon
30Lionel Hampton I've Found a New Baby Wicked Swing Amazon
31Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson Roll 'Em Pete Blues From The Vocalion Vaults Amazon
32Chick Webb and his Orchestra v/Ella Fitzgerald Undecided from CD; orig. Decca 2323 Amazon

Begin the Beguine

This past January was as much a month to remember as it was to forget. We’ll keep the serenity we need by softening the blow with music while also celebrating the good with swing, country, rhythm and gospel in another eclectic free form show on Sonoma County community radio. Cold weather and rain arrives so we’ll share the soul sounds of William Bell and Johnnie Taylor, some folk rock from Linda Ronstadt, swing vocals from The Mills Brothers and The Four Vagabonds, and gospel with Lou Rawls and the Pilgrim Travelers. We’ll visit Shenandoah, The Red River Valley, and Forty Miles of Bad Road in our Friday morning show, recorded this week in the Deeper Roots Den. I hope you’ll join us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Michael Nesmith Begin The Beguine Tropical Campfires Amazon
3Mikki Wilcox Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues Sun Ballads 1953-62 Amazon
4Maria Muldaur I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues Love Wants to Dance Amazon
5The Four Vagabonds Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
6Jimmie Rodgers Shenandoah 40 All-Time Favorites [Disc 2] Amazon
7Duane Eddy Forty Miles Of Bad Road Dance With The Guitar Man Amazon
8Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers The Image of Me Playback Disc 5 Amazon
9Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban Patricia Hear Music, Vol. 9: Souvenirs Amazon
10The Texas Tornados Wasted Days And Wasted Nights The Best Of Texas Tornados Amazon
11Glories Dark End Of The Street Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
12Bessie Banks Go Now Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
13William Bell Everybody Loves a Winner The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (7 of 9) Amazon
14Wilson Pickett I'm In Love Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
15Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love Stax Number Ones Amazon
16Booker T. & The MG's Time Is Tight I'll Take You There Amazon
17Elvis Presley I Gotta Know Elvis' Golden Records (Volume 3) Amazon
18Marshall Crenshaw I'm Sorry (But So Is Brenda Lee) Downtown Amazon
19Brenda Lee That's All You Gotta Do American Music Library: The Hits Of 1960 Amazon
20The Jack Fords That's All You Gotta Do Foot Tappin' & Dance At Screamin' Festival Vol. 1 Amazon
21Big Boy Groves I Gotta New Car Fool Mule Amazon
22Corey Glover Three Time Loser Back To The Streets – Celebrating The Music Of Don Covay Amazon
23The Mills Brothers Glow Worm The Mills Brothers Golden G'ts(3) Amazon
24Charlie Barnet Flying Home Swing Time For Dancing Vol. 6 Amazon
25Sister Marie Knight And The Sam Price Trio Trouble In Mind Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
26Lou Rawls (2nd Vocal) & The Pilgrim Travelers Come Home Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
27Aretha Franklin Never Grow Old None But the Righteous: Chess Gospel Greats Amazon
28Merle Haggard I'm A Lonesome Fugitive Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
29The Stone Poneys/Linda Ronstadt Different Drum Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt Amazon
30Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Red River Valley 16 Great Songs Of The Old West Amazon
31Roy Rogers Moonlight On The Prairie Country Music Hall Of Fame Amazon
32Chris Hillman When I Get A Little Money Bidin' My Time Amazon
33Rick Nelson Hello Mary Lou Greatest Love Songs Amazon
34Carla Thomas/Rufus Thomas Birds and the Bees The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon
35The Bar-Kays Soul Finger The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (7 of 9) Amazon