Category Archives: Jazz

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.

No.
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.

No.
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.



No.
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

New Orleans R&B

We just can’t get enough of this sound, a blend of sounds that cannot be pushed away with the urban renewal of auto-tune and electronic pasteurization. It’s long history of inspiration whose roots are driven by centuries of influence, from Congo Square to Rampart Street, and beyond. Our show today returns to the humid southern climes at the mouth of the Mississippi for some of the very best of rhythm, from Cosimo Matassa’s studios to the clubs that pepper the Crescent City on Bourbon Street. Popular rhythm and blues today from Nawlins inclues some Fats, Professor Longhair, Huey “Piano” Smith, Paul Gayen, Frankie Ford, and a couple dozen others giving us that signature percussive backbeat embellished by pounding piano. It’s a Friday evening celebration here on Sonoma County Community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Big Boy Myles New Orleans The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 5] Amazon
3Dirty Dozen Brass Band The Monkey [Album Version] The New Orleans Album Amazon
4Fats Domino When The Saints Go Marchin' In Very Best of Fats Domino [Phantom] (Disc 2) Amazon
5Dr. John Somebody Changed The Lock Dr. John's Gumbo Amazon
6Huey "Piano" Smith Mean Mean Mean ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 40 Amazon
7Professor Longhair Got My Mojo Working Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
8Ernie K-Doe A Certain Girl Absolutely the Best Amazon
9Frankie Ford It Must Be Jelly Very Best Of Frankie Ford Amazon
10Lee Diamond&The Upsetters Hattie Malatti The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 3] Amazon
11Huey "Piano" Smith Would You Believe it, I Have a Cold (Doctors) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
12Dirty Dozen Brass Band My Feet Can't Fail Me Now Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album Amazon
13Smiley Lewis Big Mamou R&B Outbreak CD 2 Amazon
14Clarence "Frogman" Henry It Won't Be Long Ain't Got No Home: The Best Of Clarence "Frogman" Henry Amazon
15Edgar Blanchard Honeycomb The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 3] Amazon
16Charles "Hungry" Williams So Glad You're Mine The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 1] Amazon
17Champion Jack Dupree Mail Order Woman New Orleans R&B Outbreak Amazon
18Paul Marvin Hurry Up The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 4] Amazon
19Paul Gayten For You My Love Chess New Orleans [Disc 1] Amazon
20Larry Williams Bad Boy The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 3] Amazon
21Fats Domino Please Don't Leave Me Very Best of Fats Domino [Phantom] (Disc 1) Amazon
22Smiley Lewis Mama Don't Like ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon
23Charles Brown & Amos Milburn Educated Fool The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 4] Amazon
24Kermit Ruffins Holy Cow Livin' A Tremi Life Amazon
25Barbara George I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) Highlights From Crescent City Soul: Sound Of New Orleans 1947-1974 Amazon
26Jewel King 3×7=21 Gettin' Funky [Disc 4] Amazon
27Irma Thomas Look Up (AKA Whenever) Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
28Eddie Bo Roamin-Itis The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 6] Amazon
29Zorro & The Zips Frankie & Johnny Boppin' By The Bayou – Baby Dolls & Drive-Ins Amazon
30Danny White Let's Play The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 1] Amazon
31The Showmen True Fine Mama The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 6] Amazon
32Lee Diamond &The Upsetters It Won't Be Me The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 5] Amazon
33Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Alimony Radio Radio Vol.5 [Disc 1] Bob Dylan Amazon
34Jessie Hill Scoop Scoobie Doobie The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 5] Amazon
35Earl King No City Like New Orleans Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
36Galactic Go Go Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon

Songs About Singing

Sing it loud! It’s a whole new year and our country can take heart without letting our guard down. We’ll celebrate a fresh new start knowing that hard work lies ahead with a two hour show featuring the theme of ‘singing’. Join Dave Stroud once more for a mixed bag; an eclectic blend of sounds from the past century featuring the likes of Ukulele Ike, Wingy Manone, The Cats & The Fiddle, John Sebastian, Cat Power, and a couple of dozen more, all belting out songs about the very act of singing. We’ll take you down Memory Lane with old fashioned songs, simple songs of gospel and freedom, swinging low, singing high, and those joyful sing-alongs we’ve shared over the past century. That’s right. It’s theme time on this week’s Deeper Roots show and we’d love to have you. Join in the festivities.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tony Bennett Sing You Sinners [#] The Essential Tony Bennett [Columbia/Legacy] Disc 1 Amazon
3Katie Crippen with Henderson's Novelty Ork. Play 'Em For Mamma, Sing 'Em For Me (BS 2003, P-104-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
4Cab Calloway I Love to Sing-A (From 'The Singing Kid') Chronological 1934-37 Amazon
5The Boswell Sisters Sing A Little Jingle The Boswell Sisters Collection Amazon
6Wingy Manone & His Orchestra Sing Me A Swing Song Swing Is Here / Small-Band Swing 1935-1939 Amazon
7Gene Kelly Singin' In The Rain Golden Memories of Stage and Screen-Disc1 Amazon
8Pat Boone It's a Grand Night For Singing The Best of Broadway: The Early '60s Amazon
9Ella Fitzgerald Sing Song Swing The Millenium Anthology – Ella Fitzgerald – [Disc 2] Amazon
10June Christy Sing Something Simple The Misty Miss Christy Amazon
11Ella Mae Morse w/Big Dave and His Orchestra SInging-ing-ing Barrell House Boogie and the Blues Amazon
12Ukulele Ike & The Hot Combination Sing (A Happy Little Thing) Fascinating Rhythm 1922-1935 Amazon
13Fats Waller & His Rhythm Sing An Old Fashioned Song Fats Waller – The Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 – Rhythm and Romance 1934-1936 Amazon
14Nellie Lutcher If You Wanna Get T'Goin' (And Come Out Singing) Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 3] Amazon
15The Cats & The Fiddle I'm Singing, So Help Me The Very Best Of Amazon
16Dr. John Sing Along Song (LP Version) Destively Bonnaroo (US Release) Amazon
17Aretha Franklin Don't Play That Song 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 2] Amazon
18Cat Power Aretha, Sing One For Me Jukebox Amazon
19B.B. King Why I Sing the Blues Do the Boogie! B.B. King's Early '50s Classics Amazon
20Randy Waller & The Country Gentlemen One More Voice Singing In Heaven Tonight Keeper Of The Flame Amazon
21Edward W. Clayborn I Heard The Angels Singing When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel Amazon
22Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Singing in My Soul The Gospel of Blues Amazon
23Curley Williams Just A-Picking And A-Singing Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
24John Sebastian Singing The Blues Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings – Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
25Stonewall Jackson You're the Sad in My Songs Stonewall Jackson – 1966-1967 Amazon
26Gale Garnett We'll Sing In The Sunshine Lifetime Of Romance: Some Enchanted Evening [Disc 2] Amazon
27Louie Innis Sing Your Song Baby Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
28Ferlin Husky 23 – I Could Sing All Night Ferlin Husky Singles Amazon
29Carl Perkins Sing My Song (2000) Back On Top (CD 3) Amazon
30Charlie Monroe I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing (TK A) The Chronological Classics 1950-1956 Amazon
31Barbara Dane Don't Sing Love Songs (Silver Dagger) Anthology of American Folk Songs Amazon
32Tim Hardin Simple Song Of Freedom The Folk Years: Simple Song Of Freedom [Disc 1] Amazon
33Tex Ritter & His Texans Singing in the Saddle Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 1] Amazon
34The New Seekers I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) 70s Music Explosion – Sunshine Amazon

Big Band Blowout!

Swing with us here on Deeper Roots on a Friday morning, one week ahead of the Christmas festivities. The big band sound is that apple pie sound that grew out of the traveling musicians and dance hall bands of the 1920s. From the radio to ballrooms across the land, as the jazz orchestras grew in size, the arrangements had to be formalized to avoid mass confusion. The arranger became the focal point of the band. Improvisation during solos was written into the arrangements but their location and duration were controlled and the vocal stylings grew around the easy flowing style of the evolving jazz that would become known as ‘Swing’. Tune in for two hours of exploration of a century of America’s music.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Benny Goodman King Porter Stomp RCA Victor Jazz-The First Half-Century-The 30's Amazon
3Benny Carter (With Lionel Hampton Orchestra) I'm in the Mood for Swing RCA Victor Jazz-The First Half-Century-The 30's Amazon
4Chick Webb Go Harlem Stompin' At The Savoy Amazon
5Cab Calloway The Jumpin' Jive Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
6Benny Goodman When Buddha Smiles Stompin' at the Savoy Amazon
7Count Basie Doggin' Around Ken Burns Jazz: Count Basie Amazon
8Artie Shaw & His Orchestra / Artie Shaw's Symphony Swing Begin The Beguine (LP Version) The 30s: Hollywood's Best Amazon
9Glenn Miller Orchestra In The Mood Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 3] Amazon
10Woody Herman Woodchopper's Ball Swingingest Sounds Ever Heard – The Best of the Big Bands Amazon
11Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Why Don't You Do Right Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
12Charlie Barnet Skyliner Swingingest Sounds Ever Heard – The Best of the Big Bands Amazon
13Les Brown Bizet Has His Day Best of the Big Bands Amazon
14Woody Herman & His Orchestra Four Brothers Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
15Ella Fitzgerald When My Sugar Walks Down the Street Chronological Classics: Ella Fitzgerald 1940-41 Amazon
16Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Tuxedo Junction The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
17Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Let's Dance Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
18Duke Ellington Take The A Train Watch The Closing Doors – A History Of New Yorks Musical Melting Pot Vol 1 1945-59 (CD 1) Amazon
19Tony Pastor Bell Bottom Trousers Nipper's Greatest Hits – The 40's Vol 2 Amazon
20Benny Goodman Sing, Sing, Sing (Part I) Sing, Sing, Sing Amazon
21Woody Herman Apple Honey The Essence of Woody Herman Amazon
22Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Moonlight Serenade The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
23Artie Shaw Stardust Ray Charles – Music that Matters to Him Amazon
24Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra I'll Be Seeing You Kiss the Boys Goodbye: Classic Songs from World War II, Vol.1 Amazon
25Tommy Dorsey Opus One Stompin' At The Savoy Amazon
26Glenn Miller & His Orchestra A String of Pearls The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
27Benny Goodman Stompin' At The Savoy Stompin' At The Savoy Amazon
28The Andrew Sisters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Double Goldies [CD2] Amazon
29Artie Shaw I Got the Sun in the Morning The Artie Shaw Story – Disc 4 – Little Jazz Amazon
30Harry James You Made Me Love You Time-Life Swing Era – 1940-1941 [Disc 1] Amazon
31Doris Day/Les Brown Sentimental Journey Those Wonderful Years: Sentimental Journey 1930's & 1940's Amazon

Tiki Torch Exotica

This week’s Deeper Roots takes an historical journey into a sidelight of America’s music: Exotica. The music was a phenomenon mostly attributed to a popularity born of World War II; servicemen returning from the South Seas, Hawaii, and other Asian locales had been exposed to the music and culture. Post-war found two composers who nurtured this sudden boom of south sea influences: Les Baxter and Martin Denny, both releasing groundbreaking popular performances that were an instant success. Even though these two composers were among a small cast of characters, like any popular American music that showed legs on the charts, their sound led to copy-cats and variations on the theme that were too eclectic to pigeonhole and today’s show will tap into a few of those nooks and crannies. It’s all in good fun with wild and sensual sounds from the lounge of mid-century performers like Arthur Lyman, Yma Sumac, Peggy Lee, and 80 Drums Around the World. We’ll also dig into some novel easy listening sounds from the deeper, dustier archives, retooled for a new generation by the Numero Group on their anthology called Technicolor Paradise, release in 2018. Join the rest of the castaways on our two hour tour this week on Sonoma County Community Radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Arthur Lyman Quiet Village The Very Best of Arthur Lyman – The Sensual Sounds of Exotica Amazon
3Les Baxter Simba Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
4The Blue Hawaiians Martini Five-O Sway Amazon
5Peggy Lee Bali Ha'i The Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
6Martin Denny Quiet Village Exotica/Exotica Volume 2 Amazon
7Chick Floyd & His Orchestra Hana Maui Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
880 Drums Around the World Caravan Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
9The Arthur Lyman Group La Paloma Music For a Bachelor's Den More Of The Best Of The Arthur Lyman Group: 6 Amazon
10Yma Sumac Bo Mambo Sampler Exotica Amazon
11Disney The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room (The Tiki Room Attraction) The Disney Collection, Vol. 1 Amazon
12Tak Shindo Bali Ha'i Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
13Martin Denny Beyond The Sea (La Mer) Exotica III/The Enchanted Sea Amazon
14Voodoos Voodoo Walk Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
15Eddie Kochak And Hakki Obidia Jazz In Port Said Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
16The Centuries Polynesian Paradise Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
17Bas Sheva Lust Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
18Webley Edwards Alika Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
19Arthur Lyman Group Yellow Bird Music for a Bachelor's Den Amazon
20Martin Denny Hypnotique Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
21Ross Anderson Chorus & Orchestra Tam-Bu Theme Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
22Fred Darian With Bill Loose Orchestra Magic Voodoo Moon Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
23Bill & Jean Bradway Paradise Isle Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
24Chico Jose Locura (Madness) Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
25The Crew Jaguar Hunt Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights Amazon
26Arthur Lyman Jungle Drums (1963) Yellow Bird & Taboo Amazon
27Danny Staton The Riddle Of The Papawhos (Bonus) Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
28Marti Barris Ahbe Casabe Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
29Jack La Forge Cleopatra Kick Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
30Bill Haley & His Comets Chick Safari Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
31Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm Katanga! Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
32Claus Ogerman Orchestra Green Onions Katanga! Ahbe Casabe: Exotic Blues & Rhythm VOL. 1 & 2 Amazon
33Yma Sumac Babalu Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica Amazon
34Don Tiki Exotica Fifty Greatest Hawai'i Albums Of All Time Amazon
35Duke Robillard/Sunny Crownover Tico Tico Tales from the Tiki Lounge Amazon

Mama’s Getting Hot

Free Form Friday is considered the calm before two upcoming events, both suspenseful in nature. Halloween and Election Day. Halloween because we’ll be sharing some of the haunted reminders as well as social distancing, whereas Election Day will send the right message and send the ghouls, rats, and seditionists scurrying back to their nests. This morning’s music is the bright reminder that good still can come of our situation, taking a time out for music that keeps us centered. We’ll make the leap from Mama Cass to Geraint Watkins, Ella to Laura Nyro, John Prine to The Beach Boys…all in perfect form. Join Dave Stroud for another celebration of a hundred years of America’s music on KOWS radio, a bastion of free speech and no bull, streaming to your ears on www.freespeechnobull.com. And donate to support community radio.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Jimmie Davis Mama's Getting Hot And Papa's Getting Cold Nobody's Darlin' But Mine Amazon
3Nina Simone Stompin' At The Savoy The Amazing Nina Simone/Nina Simone At Town Hall Amazon
4Louis Armstrong A Kiss To Build A Dream On Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
5Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Dream A Little Dream Of Me C'Est Si Bon Amazon
6Mama Cass Elliot New World Coming Mama's Big Ones Amazon
7The Soul Stirrers Resting Easy Lovely Jazz Gospel & Blues Amazon
8Laura Nyro And When I Die Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro (1 of 2) Amazon
9Rosanne Cash Save The Country Time & Love, The Music of Laura Nyro Amazon
10The Civil Wars & T Bone Burnett Long Time Gone (Dustbowl Version) a Place at the Table (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
11Levon Helm Rag Mama Rag Ramble at the Ryman Amazon
12John Prine/Miranda Lambert Cold Cold Heart For Better, Or Worse Amazon
13John Prine & Mac Wiseman I Forgot to Remember to Forget Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
14John Prine I Remember Everything I Remember Everything Amazon
15Dave Van Ronk Green, Green Rocky Road Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk Amazon
16Grateful Dead Rosa Lee McFall Reckoning Amazon
17Del McCoury, Doc Watson & Mac Wiseman New Moon Over My Shoulder Mac Doc Del Amazon
18Dolly Parton My Tennessee Mountain Home 1972 Amazon
19Maria Muldaur Any Old Time Maria Muldaur Amazon
20The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band All I Have to Do Is Dream Dirt, Silver & Gold Disc 2 Amazon
21Len Barry 1-2-3 Classic Rock 1965: The Beat Goes On Amazon
22The Beach Boys Heroes and Villains [Track Only][*] Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys Disc 5 Amazon
23Geraint Watkins Heroes and Villains Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
24Geraint Watkins Two Rocks Dial 'W' for Watkins Amazon
25Mink Deville A Train Lady The Mink De Ville Collection Amazon
26The Holmes Brothers (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? State Of Grace Amazon
27Nick Lowe Here Comes That Feeling Lay It On Me Amazon
28Brenda Lee Here Comes That Feelin' Queen of Rock 'N' Roll Amazon
29Louis Armstrong Ezekiel Saw De Wheel Louis And The Good Book Amazon
30Sister Rosetta Tharpe Cain't No Grave Hold My Body Down Gospel Train Amazon
31Duane Eddy Streets of Laredo Rebel Rouser Amazon
32Boyd Bennett & His Rockets Cool Disc Jockey Bob Dylan – Radio Radio Vol.5 Amazon
33Fats Domino Blue Monday Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon

Murder Most Foul

Our show this week is brought to you by a song, a narrative like no other Bob Dylan has ever produced. Murder Most Foul was released earlier this year as the first single from his latest album Rough and Rowdy Ways. It is a 16 minute narration of cultural reflection that speaks to the passing of time in the context of what has been lost and what still might be lost yet still celebrating our gains. The Kennedy assassination is one of those times that we reflect on, remembering the day that it happened with as much clarity as time permits. What Dylan does is use pastel images of ‘what was then’ with who we are now as he speaks to cultural touchstones in his (and our) life. And he warns us, once again, that the times are indeed changin’ and that we should likely hear this song as a storm warning. Tune into for a listen. Two hours of Deeper Roots this week.  You can also find out more about the Dylan song at https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/murder-most-foul-and-the-haunting-of-america.


No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nina Simone Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
3Bob Dylan Murder Most Foul Murder Most Foul Amazon
4Louis Armstrong & All His Stars St. James Infirmary (Gambler's Blues) Satchmo Plays King Oliver Amazon
5Erroll Garner Trio Misty Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
6Miles Davis Stella by Starlight '58 Sessions Amazon
7Julie London Cry Me A River Julie Is Her Name & Lonely Girl Amazon
8Nat King Cole On The Street Where You Live The World Of Nat King Cole Amazon
9Marie Knight The Old Rugged Cross Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
10Etta James I'd Rather Go Blind Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
11The Platters Twilight Time Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon
12The Fleetwoods Tragedy American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
13Gerry & the Pacemakers – Freddie & the Dreamers Ferry Cross The Mersey Back 2 Back Hits Amazon
14Elvis Presley Long Black Limousine From Elvis in Memphis Amazon
15Lefty Frizzell Long Black Veil Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
16The Kingston Trio Tom Dooley Yesterday's Gone [Disc 2] Amazon
17Marty Robbins El Paso All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
18Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday To JFK The Essential Marilyn Monroe Amazon
19Lena Horne Love Me Or Leave Me RCA Records Label: The 1st Note in Black Music [Disc 3] Amazon
20The Beach Boys The Warmth of the Sun Endless Summer Amazon
21Ray Charles What'd I Say Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
22Larry Williams Dizzy Miss Lizzy [Album Version] Specialty Profiles: Larry Williams Amazon
23The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
24Elvis Presley Mystery Train Lonesome Whistle – An Anthology Of American Railroad Song Amazon
25Billy Joel Only The Good Die Young The Stranger Amazon
26Richard Burton Camelot Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
27Toussaint McCall Nothing Takes The Place Of You Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
28The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood The Most of the Animals Amazon
29Billy Bob Thornton He Was A Friend Of MIne Private Radio Amazon

Broken Hearts For Sale

It’s theme time once more. We’ve got songs about the broken hearts, tears, and childhood souvenirs…but mostly broken hearts. Lost love, faded love, and remembering old love letters from the book of broken hearts featuring country, soul, and rhythm, all from the past century. Join in for some classic country from Don Williams and Billy Walker, brassy vocals from Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday, late movie Elvis, and a couple of rockabilly legends named Sonny Burgess and Warren Smith. And don’t miss out on Mary Wells, Jimmy Ruffin, Tom Petty, and The Louvin Brothers this week. It’s all there…a common theme in songwriting for being relatable, illustrative, and purposeful in its singular stories of love and loss. Tune into KRJF 92.3 FM, Sonoma County Community Radio with your host Dave Stroud this Friday evening at 9 Pacific.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine Souvenirs Souvenirs Amazon
3Anita Carter A Pair of Broken Hearts (with Hank Snow) Warped 5627 – Anita Carter – 1956 – 1962 Amazon
4Willie Nelson My Broken Heart Belongs To You It Always Will Be Amazon
5Don Williams Some Broken Hearts Will Never Mend The Definitive Collection Amazon
6Charlie Walker Broken Hearts Will Haunt Your Soul Charlie Walker – 1959-1964 Amazon
7Billy Walker You're Gonna Pay With A Broken Heart Whirlpool – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight Amazon
8Hank Williams Men With Broken Hearts Beyond The Sunset Amazon
9Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Take A Look At This Broken Heart Of Mine This Broken Heart Of Mine Amazon
10Johnny & Jonie Mosby Line of Broken Hearts Make a Left and Then a Right Amazon
11Warren Smith Book Of Broken Hearts Point Of No Return: The Liberty Records Story 1962 Amazon
12Johnny Cash Story of a Broken Heart The Sun Country Box Amazon
13Sean McConnell Another Song About A Broken Heart Secondhand Smoke Amazon
14Tom Petty Only a Broken Heart Wildflowers Amazon
15Sonny Burgess One Broken Heart Rock n' Roll Legend Amazon
16Elvis Presley One Broken Heart for Sale Elvis Double Features: It Happened at the World's Fair & Fun in Acapulco Amazon
17Doug C & The Blacklisted Working On My Next Broken Heart Hit and Run Amazon
18The Contessas Broken Heart Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground Amazon
19Jewel Paige I'm Left With A Broken Heart Jazzin' The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
20Peggy Lee All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart The Capitol Collector's Series Amazon
21Billie Holiday You Can't Lose A Broken Heart The Ultimate Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
22Nat King Cole You Can't Lose A Broken Heart Chronological Classics: Nat King Cole 1949 Amazon
23Sam Browne Happy-Go-Lucky You and Broken-Hearted Me Hits of '32 Amazon
24Cleo Brown Give A Broken Heart A Break Complete Recorded Works (March 1935 – June 1935) Amazon
25The Cadillacs Broken Heart For Collectors Only (Disc 1) Amazon
26The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama Broken Heart Of Mine Oh Lord, Stand By Me / Marching Up To Zion Amazon
27Nat Hall With The Mellow 3 A Broken Hearted Clown Rare Soul: Groove & Grind 1963-1973 [Disc 3] Amazon
28Mary Wells Can You Fix It (My Broken Heart) (Previously Unreleased) Looking Back 1961-1964 Amazon
29The Miracles Broken Hearted [Single Version] The 35th Anniversary Collection Amazon
30Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Motown: The Classic Years Disc 1 Amazon
31Al Green How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? More Greatest Hits Amazon
32k.d. lang Trail of Broken Hearts Recollection CD 1 Amazon