Category Archives: Early Jazz

Hot Piano Rhythms

Celebrate this week with some rocking boogie woogie, country, and rhythm and blues with a special emphasis on the pounding of the ivories. We’ll put the speakers to the test as the rug gets thrown aside and the neighbors all celebrate and rocking good time with Fats, Ella Mae and Her Boogie Woogie Seven, Dr. John, Ray Charles, Merrill Moore, Moon Mullican and a host of others. Tune in for Beer Bottle Boogie, Cherokee Boogie, and Crazy Rhythm as the piano is given the top billing. A hundred years of American music with the focus on good…no, great…music. Friday morning antics coming your way on Sonoma Community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ray Charles Mess Around Atlantic Rhythm And Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
3Asleep at the Wheel Cherokee Boogie Back to the Future Now – Live at Arizona Charlie's Amazon
4Merrill Moore Snatchin' And Grabbin Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 1] Amazon
5Ray Charles Jumpin' in the Mornin' Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) (1 of 8) Amazon
6Ray Charles Hallelujah, I Love Her So Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 1 Amazon
7Madonna Martin Madonna's Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
8Ella Mae Morse & Her Boogie Woogie Seven Down The Road Apiece Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 5 – Roots Of Rock 'N' Roll – 1944-53 Amazon
9Merrill Moore Nola Boogie Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 1] Amazon
10Professor Longhair Boogie Woogie New Orleans Piano Amazon
11Fats Domino I'm Walkin' My Blue Heaven: The Best of Fats Domino Amazon
12Dr. John Mess Around Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
13Fats Waller The Joint Is Jumpin' The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
14Albert Ammons Bass Goin' Crazy Best of Boogie Woogie, Vol. 1 Amazon
15Marylin Scott Beer Bottle Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 9] Amazon
16Jack Mc Vea Bartender Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 6] Amazon
17Lucky Millinder Bongo Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 9] Amazon
18Memphis Slim Dedication to Pete Johnson Classic Piano Blues Amazon
19Pete Johnson Boogie Woogie Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
20Peter Johnson's Orchestra Half Tight Boogie The Small Groups – Boogie Woogie Amazon
21Moon Mullican Cherokee Boogie The Very Best Of Amazon
22Moon Mullican Bottom Of The Glass The Very Best Of Amazon
23Jerry Lee Lewis What'd I Say A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
24Bobbie Nelson Boogie Woogie Audiobiography (iTunes Exclusive) Amazon
25Cliff Jackson Crazy Rhythm World Of Jazz – The Jazz Piano Amazon
26Piano Red Do She Love Me Live And Feelin' Good (The Blues Collection Vol.68) Amazon
27Professor Longhair Got My Mojo Working Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
28Pinetop Perkins Pinetop's Boogie Woogie Let's Drink Some Juice… Amazon
29Big Joe Turner Boogie Woogie Country Girl Big Joe Rocks Amazon
30Hadda Brooks Stompin' The Boogie (aka Bully Wully Stomp) Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
31The Boogie Woogie Boys, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons Boogie Woogie Prayer – Part 1 Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
32Dr. John Good Night, Irene Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
33Amos Milburn Down the Road Apiece Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
34Adrian Rollini Trio Honky Tonk Train Blues Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon

Leon Redbone Tribute

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

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Leon Redbone If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven Double Time Amazon
3Merle Travis If We Never Meet Again Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
4Emmett Miller I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
5Red Nichols & His Five Pennies The Sheik Of Araby Saints Ramble & Sensation Amazon
6Laurel and Hardy Shine on Harvest Moon The Oxford American Southern Sampler 1999 Amazon
7Nat King Cole Sweet Lorraine The Cocktail Combos [Disc 1] Amazon
8Billie Holiday Feat. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Sugar Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 [Disc 05] Amazon
9Hoagy Carmichael Lazybones Sometimes I Wonder…. Amazon
10Hoagy Carmichael Lazy River Sometimes I Wonder…. Amazon
11Lonnie Johnson He's A Jelly-Roll Baker Tomorrow Night Amazon
12Peetie Wheatstraw Shake That Thing ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 48 Amazon
13Dave Van Ronk Shake That Thing Dave Van Ronk And The Ragtime Jug Stompers Amazon
14Elvis Presley You're A Heartbreaker Elvis – The King Of Rock 'N' Roll – The Complete 50's Masters (CD1) Amazon
15Julia Lee Breeze Kansas City Star [Disc 3] Amazon
16Cowboy Copas Breeze 1954-1958 Amazon
17Leon Redbone Breeze Sugar Amazon
18Rex Griffin Sweet Mama Hurry Home 1935-1936 (Warped 3520) Amazon
19Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy Bouquet Of Roses Hillbilly Fever – Vol. 3: Legends Of Nashville Amazon
20Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 2 : Brownie Special Amazon
21Emmett Miller Lovesick Blues American Yodeling Amazon
22Blind Blake Diddie Wa Diddie (Pm 12888, 15459-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
23Leon Redbone Diddy Wa Diddie Double Time Amazon
24Shirley Temple Polly Wolly Doodle America's Sweetheart Amazon
25Boswell Sisters When I Take My Sugar to Tea Boswell Sisters Amazon
26Paul Specht Sweet Lorraine Static Strut: Hot Dance Rarities 1922-1930 Amazon
27Ruth Etting Shine on, Harvest Moon Art Deco: Lovely Ladies of Stage and Screen Amazon
28Joe Keawe My Little Grass Shack Hapa-Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics – Vintage Hawaiian Treasures: Vol. I Amazon
29Leon Redbone My Little Grass Shack Whistling In The Wind Amazon
30Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel Baby It's Cold Outside Unknown Amazon
31Al Jolson Pretty Baby The Very Best Of Al Jolson Amazon
32Leon Redbone Pretty Baby Sugar Amazon
33Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Amazon
34Leon Redbone Lulu's Back In Town On The Track Amazon

100 Years Ago

We’re taking this ‘Century of America’s Music’ theme quite serious this week. The tracks we’ll be playing are from the the first few decades of the 20th Century.  Parlor music had lost its attraction by the turn of the century in favor of minstrel, vaudeville, and the emergence of Tin Pan Alley.  Ragtime and jazz would evolve in an organic manner and blues would inform much of the jazz and band music that would become popular with the advent of the Victrola. Music today includes tracks from Vernon Dahlart, Billy Murray, Frank Crumit, and Ben Selvin & His Orchestra as we find the music of the teens and early 20s on a show that keeps our tagline strong. Tune in for this celebration of American popular music in its infancy.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2W.C. Handy Livery Stable Blues Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
3Burt Williams Nobody Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
4Felix Arndt Desecration Rag The Big Broadcast vol. 9 Amazon
5Paramount Symphony Orchestra Made In America (Pm 2008, 60-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
6Harry McClaskey Your Country And My Country (Pm 2011, 2011-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
7Arthur Fields Good Morning, Mr. Zip, Zip, Zip (Pm 2052, 2052-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
8Whit Cunliffe Hoch, Hoch Der Kaiser! Novelty Songs 1914-1946: Crazy & Obscure Amazon
9Original Dixieland Jazz Band Tiger Rag 78s Amazon
10Billy Murray The Little Old Ford Novelty Songs 1914-1946: Crazy & Obscure Amazon
11Edith Day, Rosario Bourdon Alice Blue Gown Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 20's Amazon
12Paul Whiteman Whispering Greatest Hits Amazon
13Billy Murray I'll See You In C-U-B-A Echoes From The 1920's Disc 1 Amazon
14Ben Selvin & His Orchestra Dardanella Dardanella Amazon
15Ben Selvin & His Orchestra I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles Dardanella Amazon
16Al Jolson Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night (1916) Columbia-1976 Amazon
17Al Jolson Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land (World War I Song) (1918) Columbia-2542 (77753) Amazon
18Vernon Dalhart Can't Yo' Hear Me Callin' Caroline? Puttin on the Style Amazon
19Fisk Jubilee Singers O Mary Don't You Weep Don't You Mourn Recordings In Chonological Order, Vol. 2: 1915-1920 Amazon
20Fisk Jubilee Singers Shout All Over God's Heaven Recordings In Chonological Order, Vol. 2: 1915-1920 Amazon
21Van Eps Trio Ragging The Scale (Pm 2050, 87R-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
22Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Everybody's Crazy 'Bout The Doggone Blues Jazz In The Charts Vol. 1 – Tiger Rag Amazon
23Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Indianola (Those Draftin' Blues) Jazz In The Charts Vol. 1 – Tiger Rag Amazon
24Pale K. Lua The Rosary …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
25Frank Crumit I'm a Lonesome Little Rain Drop (1920) Columbia-3332 (79460) Amazon
26Louise, Ferera and Rose Aloha Land (Pm 30060, 245-1) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
27Helen Louise & Frank Derera's Hawaiians Kai Maia O ka Maoli With My Little Ukulele in My Hand Amazon
28Helen Louise & Palakiko Ferreira – Moana Lua Hawaiian Hula Medley Hawaiian Rainbow – Hawaiian Music on Edison Records Amazon
29Ford's Hawaiian Orchestra Kahola March Hawaiian Rainbow – Hawaiian Music on Edison Records Amazon
30Al Jolson Swanee Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
31Bert Williams Moon Shines On The Moonshine, The A Tribute To Black Entertainers #1 Amazon
32Mamie Smith Crazy Blues American Roots Music [Disc 2] Amazon

Jazz Guitar Redux

Jazz guitar masters take center stage on a February Friday in Sonoma County on community radio. Join Dave Stroud as he revisits some of the great jazz guitar performances including tracks from Charlie Christian, Eddie Lang, Teddy Bunn, and Kenny Burrell. This week’s two hour show will also include some country and rock favorites whose guitar work stands alongside the great influential performers of the day….Les Paul, Chet Atkins, and Hank Garland among them.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Django Reinhardt & Stiphane Grappelli Jeepers Creepers Swing 39 Amazon
3Carl Kress Jazz in G Presenting& The Great Guitarists Amazon
4Stiphane Grappelli & Barney Kessel It Don't Mean A Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol. 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
5Teddy Bunn I've Got The World on A String Hittin' On All Six (A History of Jazz Guitar) Amazon
6Charlie Christian Solo Flight Hittin' On All Six: The Charlie Christian Revolution Amazon
7Gaillard, Slim Quartette Tee Say Malee Laughing in Rhythm: Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti) [Disc 3] Amazon
8Slim Gaillard Blue Heaven ABC Of The Blues Vol 12 Amazon
9Eddie Lang Add A Little Wiggle Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: The New York Sessions 1926-35 Amazon
10Eddie Lang Eddie's Twister Jazz Guitar Virtuoso Amazon
11John Trueheart Lonesome Moments Hittin' On All Six (A History of Jazz Guitar) Amazon
12Dick Bernstein Ramble HIttin' On All Six (A History of Jazz Guitar) Amazon
13Les Paul & Mary Ford Jazz Me Blues Les Paul: Guitar Wizard Amazon
14Chet Atkins Mountain Melody 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
15Chet Atkins, George Barnes, Henry Haynes, Kenneth Burns, Charles R. Grean, Irving Goldberg, Bob Davis I'll See You In My Dreams Jazz from the Hills Amazon
16George Barnes Little Rock Getaway 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
17Oscar Aleman Bye Bye Blues Theme Time Radio Hour – Season 3 – [Disc 1] Amazon
18Tal Farlow Yardbird Suite 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
19Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang Guitar Blues 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
20Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown On Green Dolphin Street 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
21Joe Pass Night and Day 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
22George Benson with Jack Mc Duff Easy Living George Benson & Jack McDuff Amazon
23Kenny Burrell Chitlins Con Carne Midnight Blue Amazon
24Jim Hall Autumn Leaves Hallmarks: The Best Of Jim Hall (1971-2000) Amazon
25Pat Martino Road Song Footprints Amazon
26Wes Montgomery The Surrey With The Fringe On Top Willow Weep For Me Amazon
27Hank Garland Some of These Day Move! – The Guitar Artistry of Hank Garland Amazon
28Grant Green Jean De Fleur Idle Moments Amazon

420 Music

It’s a topical theme…it’s a medicinal thing…it’s a blend of sounds celebrating vipers and jives from the past century. There is no shortage of material to pull from the well of Americana…whether that be from the 1920s or from the 2010s. We’ll hear mellow sounds from Trixie Smith, Charlie Burse & His Memphis Mudcats, winsome themes from Fountains of Wayne, snark from The Harlem Hamfats, and recent relevance from The Devil Makes Three. While April 20th has passed, the topic is a lively one here in California these days and we’re mostly on friendly terms with the weed…even for those that don’t imbibe. The fact is, we have the freedom to do so if we so choose, right?

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fountains Of Wayne Planet Of Weed Traffic And Weather Amazon
3Willie Nelson/Snoop Dogg/Kris Kristofferson/Jamey Johnson Roll Me Up (Album version) Heroes Amazon
4Hugh Laurie The Weed Smoker's Dream Didn't It Rain (Deluxe) Amazon
5Bea Foote Weed The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
6Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy All The Jive Is Gone The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
7Buck Washington Save The Roach For Me The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
8Don Redman & His Orchestra Chant of the Weed When Hemp Was Hip Amazon
9Buster Bennett Reefer Head Woman Chronological Buster Bennett (1945-1947) Amazon
10Charlie Burse & His Memphis Mudcats Weed Smoking Mama Memphis Highway Stomp Amazon
11The Toyes Smoke Two Joints Dr. Demento 30th Anniversary Collection: Dementia 2000: Disc 2 Amazon
12Harlan Pepper Reefer The Alternate Root 420 Sampler Amazon
13Neil Young Roll Another Number (For The Road) Tonight's The Night Amazon
14Trixie Smith Jack I'm Mellow The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
15Ray Charles Let's Go Get Stoned Genius – The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection Amazon
16Barney Bigard Sextet Sweet Marihuana Brown The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
17The Cats & The Fiddle Killin' Jive The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
18Fats Waller The Reefer Song Last Testament His Final Recor Amazon
19Cab Calloway Reefer Man The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
20Tampa Red & The Chicago Five I'm Gonna Get High The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
21The Harlem Hamfats Weed Smokers' Dream The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
22Julia Lee Marijuana Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
23Larry Adler Smoking Reefers The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
24Ella Fitzgerald With Chick Webb & His Orchestra Wacky Dust The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
25The Devil Makes Three Champagne And Reefer Redemption & Ruin Amazon
26Bob Dylan & The Band Rainy Day Women #12 & #35 [Live] The Complete, Historic "Isle Of Wight" Concert, 1969 (Remixed and Remastered 2013) Amazon
27Chris Ardoin and Double Clutchin' Stay In or Stay Out – Pass the Dutchie Putomayo Presents Zydeco Amazon
28KC & the Sunshine Band I Get Lifted 25th Anniversary Edition Disc 1 Amazon
29Rick James Mary Jane Old School Friday Amazon
30Ringo Starr The No No Song Blast From Your Past Amazon

Mix of the Blues

Mix of the Blues
Mix of the Blues

Deeper Roots will spend time with a variety of blues styles this week with no focus but the roots of feeling blue, themes about being blue, junker’s blues, bar fly blues, cold rainy day blues, and the dark and somber blues. We’ll feature the urban sounds of Lowell Fulson and Bobby Blue Bland, the smooth sounds of T-Bone Walker, and we’ll also pick on some early jazz and blues vocals including Bertha “Chippie” Hill, Hattie McDaniels, and Memphis Minnie.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band In the Wee Wee Hours Hoodoo Man Blues Amazon
3R.L. Burnside Poor Black Mattie From Mississippi To Chicago Amazon
4Lowell Fulson Black Widow Spider Blues Juke Box Blues 1946-1948 Amazon
5Sweet Papa Tadpole Black Spider Blues Too Late, Too Late, More Newly Discovered Titles And Alternate Takes. Vol. 4 Amazon
6Jimmy Witherspoon Bar Fly Blues Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Stars Amazon
7John Hammond Evolution Blues Found True Love Amazon
8Eddie Lang You Got to Crawl Before You Walk Juke Joint Blues 1950's-1960's Amazon
9Muddy Waters Good Morning School Girl Folk Singer Amazon
10Rory Block Cypress Grove Blues Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James Amazon
11Kansas City Kitty (Thelma Holmes) Double Trouble Blues Four Women Blues – The Victor / Bluebird Recordings Of Memphis Minnie, Mississippi Matilda, Kansas City Kitty and Miss Rosie Mae Moore Amazon
12Berha 'Chippie' Hill Some Cold Rainy Day Heartbreakers Blue & Lonely Amazon
13Hattie McDaniels Boo Hoo Blues Female Blues Singers, Complete Recorded Works. Volume 12 Amazon
14Memphis Minnie;Kansas Joe Don't Want No Woman (Have T' Give My Money To) [2002 Remastered] First Time I Met the Blues (When the Sun Goes Down series) Amazon
15Victoria Spivey & Lonnie Johnson I Got The Blues So Bad Idle Hours Amazon
16Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Tonight's the Night Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 1 Amazon
17Hadda Brooks Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl I've Got News For You [Disc 1] Amazon
18Bobby "Blue" Bland I Pity The Fool Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: The Road To Memphis Amazon
19Big Mama Thornton How Come Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings Amazon
20Little Sylvia Everything I Need But You Jubilee Jezebels Amazon
21T-Bone Walker Feeling The Blues I Want A Little Girl Amazon
22Little Walter My Babe His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) Amazon
23Jimmy Reed Boogie In The Dark I'm Jimmy Reed (Original Vee-Jay Album) Amazon
24Professor Longhair Mean Old World Fess: The Professor Longhair A Amazon
25Memphis Slim Panic Street Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
26Champion Jack Dupree Junker Blues Gettin' Funky [Disc 1] – Piano Power Amazon
27Floyd Dixon Please Don't Go Marshall Texas Is My Home Amazon
28Otis Taylor My Soul's In Louisiana I Heard It On NPR: Shake These Blues Amazon
29Lightnin' Hopkins One Kind Favor Jake Head Boogie Amazon
30Frankie Jones Bring Your Mud and Let's Dob Jack Newman & Others Amazon
31Precious Bryant Blues All Around My Bed Fool Me Good Amazon
32Freddie King I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man King Of The Blues Amazon

Free Form – May 2016

Free Form - May 2016
Free Form

Country sounds from Johnny Cash, Wynn Stewart, and Ferlin Husky kick things off and we’ll run the blues and R&B gamut with B. B. King, John Jackson, and Duke Robillard…who will also complement the sounds of Dr. John. A free form extravaganza continues with early pop and big band sounds, including Helen Forrest vocals, The Boswells, and Harry James.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson The Only Man Wilder Than Me Django and Jimmie Amazon
3Wynn Stewart Donna On My Mind California Country Amazon
4Ferlin Husky Puxico Polka 1949-1950 (Warped 498F) Amazon
5Johnny Cash Tennessee Flat Top Box The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 Disc 1 Amazon
6Patsy Cline That's My Desire The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
7Mac Wiseman Old Camp Meeting Time Grassroots To Bluegrass Amazon
8Leon Russell Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms Retrospective Amazon
9Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen Friend of the Devil Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen Amazon
10C.W. Stoneking Good Luck Charm Gon' Boogaloo Amazon
11Bob Dylan Talkin' Devil It Could Even Be A Myth Amazon
12John Jackson The Devil He Wore A Hickory Shoe Front Porch Blues Amazon
13Prophet G. Lusk The Devil's Trying to Steal My Joy This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM, 1957-1982 Amazon
14Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound My Friend The Devil Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound Amazon
15Duke Robillard I'm Gonna Buy Me A Dog (To Take The Place Of You) The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard Amazon
16Dr. John How Come My Dog Don't Bark (When You Come 'Round) Goin' Back To New Orleans Amazon
17Dr. John Old Settlers Live at Magfest 2014 Amazon
18B.B. King & Dr. John There Must Be A Better World Somewhere Deuces Wild Amazon
19Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing The Great Summit [Disc 1] Amazon
20Dj Frogg I Don't Mean a Mash Mashups Amazon
21Eugiene Baird & The Duke's Boys Everything But You American Songbook Series: Duke Ellington Amazon
22Helen Forrest and Les Paul Trio Everybody Knew But Me Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Plus (1936-47) [Disc 1] Amazon
23Harry James & His Orchestra I've Heard That Song Before 43 Your Hit Parade Amazon
24The Boswell Sisters Heebie Jeebies The Object Of My Affection Amazon
25New Friends Of Rhythm Shoot The Schubert To me Hubert 1939-1947 Performances Amazon
26Fats Waller How Can You Face Me? Honeysuckle Rose Amazon
27Leon Redbone Bittersweet Waltz Up A Lazy River Amazon
28John Jorgenson F. A. Swing Franco-American Swing Amazon
29Nappy Brown The Hole I'm In Night Time Is the Right Time Amazon
30The Five Royales Tears Of Joy Dedicated To You Amazon
31Howlin' Wolf Baby How Long Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
32Nappy Brown Little By Little Night Time Is the Right Time Amazon
33Nappy Brown Piddily Patter Patter Night Time Is the Right Time [Disc 1] Amazon

Pop Music of the 1920s

Pop Music of the 1920s
Pop Music of the 1920s

We’ll revisit the third decade of the 20th century where the social and cultural watershed events following the first World War were more than one could have anticipated. The Jazz Age; Prohibition; Radio and the Victrola meant entertainment could be had in the front room, replacing the family and neighborhood parlor entertainment. While the Great Depression loomed on the horizon, the music that found the middle was hopeful and full of man-meets-girl songs were all the rage…even if signs of hard times to come were easily spotted. Listen in for a chronological selection that includes the sounds of Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman, Annette Hanshaw, Ethel Waters, and the peerless pop icons Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor.

Free Form – December 2015

Free Form - December 2015
Free Form – December 2015

Every couple of months, Deeper Roots shares a free form playlist with host Dave Stroud. This week we’ll share ‘contemporary roots’ infused music including the sounds of Howell Devine, Jason Isbell, and Ian Tyson as well as a broad selection of R&B (from The Blenders), early blues (from Blind Lemon Jefferson), and ‘ding dong daddy’ country swing (featuring Bob Wills). We’ll also wrap it up with a festive foodie theme.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Ink Spots Street Of Dreams Greatest Hits Amazon
3The Delta Rhythm Boys Scandalize My Name I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem Amazon
4The Cats & The Fiddle I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
5The Penguins Ookey Ook Great Googa Mooga [Ace] Amazon
6The Roosevelts Jitterbug Special The Real Blues Brothers Vol. 2 Amazon
7The Ravens Gotta Find My Baby OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
8The Blenders Don't Play Around with Love Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
9Robins My Baby Done Told Me Money Honey – Rise of the Black Bocal Group 51-53) Amazon
10Esther Phillips Your Love Is So Doggone Good [Album Version] Jazz Moods – Hot Amazon
11Hawkins, Coleman: The Bebop Years [Disc 2]: Cattin' at Keynote Blue Moon The Bebop Years [Disc 2] ~ Cattin' at Keynote Amazon
12Justin Townes Earle Workin' for the MTA Harlem River Blues [Explicit] Amazon
13Robert Plant Central Two-O-Nine Band Of Joy Amazon
14Jason Isbell Johnny Reb, That's Me You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold Amazon
15Howell Devine Boat's Up the River Delta Grooves Amazon
16Billy Walker Cross The Brazos At Waco Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
17Chris Smither No More Cane On The Brazos Still On The Levee CD 1 Amazon
18Odetta No More Cane On The Brazos 7 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Radio Tracks Amazon
19Red Foley & The Sunshine Boys (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) Johnny Cash: Artist's Choice – Music That Matters To Him Amazon
20Ian Tyson Ridin' Down the Canyon Boots Too Big to Fill: Tribute to Gene Autry Amazon
21Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys I'm a Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) Legends of Country Music Disc 2 Amazon
22Asleep at the Wheel Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas (with Robert Earl Keen and Ray Benson) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
23Jerry Lee Lewis Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee A Half Century Of Hits ([Disc 2] of Box Set) Amazon
24Jo-El Sonnier Tear-Stained Letter Various Artists: THEME TIME RADIO HOUR – SEASON 2/[Disc 2] Amazon
25Clifton Chenier Accordion Boogie Louisiana Blues and Zydeco Amazon
26Blind Lemon Jefferson Hot Dogs The Complete Classic Sides Remastered: Atlanta & Chicago 1926 [Disc 2] Amazon
27Lil Johnson Sam The Hot Dog Man Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
28Rosie Flores Hot Dog Speed of Sound Amazon
29Dale Hawkins Hot Dog Rock'n'roll Tornado Amazon
30Bill Haley Hot Dog Buddy Buddy From Western Swing to R-O-C-K (4): Don't Knock the Rock Amazon
31Wanda Jackson Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad Queen Of Rockabilly Amazon
32Buck Owens Hot Dog Buck Owens Four Classic Albums [Disc 1] Amazon
33The Four Shells Hot Dog The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon
34Shakin' Stevens Hot Dog Chronology – The Epic Hit Singles #1 Amazon
35John Hiatt Adios To California Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns Amazon

Take Me Back – KOWS Nov 18, 2015

Take Me Back
Take Me Back

Our final show at the old KOWS studio will feature the lineup you might expect…with a couple of themes running through it. The ‘take me back’ theme works well as we bring in Tennessee Ernie Ford, Jimmy Rushing, and Peter Rowan to make the plea and we’ve got the gospel themed pleas of working on a building from The Highway QCs. In addition, we’ve got some doo-wop, some ladies whose theme was ‘blues is her business’, and a run of country swing and bluegrass…all packed into two hours of elementary roots. Tune in after dinner for dessert.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Tennessee Ernie Ford Take Me Back And Try Me One More Time Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon
3Shannon Grayson I Like The Old Time Way Favorite Sacred Songs Amazon
4Wade Mainer Streamlined Religion 1961 King Session Amazon
5Grandpa Jones You And My Old Guitar Makes The Rafters Ring Amazon
6Larry Cordle & The Virginia Luthiers Train On The Island Orthophonic Joy Amazon
7The Whitstein Brothers Where Will You Build Sing Gospel Songs of the Louvins Amazon
8John Fogerty Workin' on a Building The Blue Ridge Rangers Amazon
9The Highway QC'S Working On a Building Great Gospel – Maybe the Last Time Amazon
10The Clara Ward Singers Come By Here Meetin' Tonight! Amazon
11The Dixie Hummingbirds Two Little Fishes (And Five Loaves of Bread) 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
12The Dixie Hummingbirds Bedside Of A Neighbor Thank You For One More Day: The 70th Anniversary Of The Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
13Marie Knight Satisfied With Jesus Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
14Sheiks Walk That Walk Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 1] – Jumpin' & Bluesy Amazon
15Garnet Mimms Cry Baby The Best of Garnet Mimms: Cry Amazon
16The Five Royales I Like It Like That R&B Greats – Think Amazon
17The Five Royales Someone Made Me For You Dedicated To You Amazon
18Steve Cropper Someone Made You For Me (Steve Cropper with Dan Penn) Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales Amazon
19Sam Cooke You Were Made For Me Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Amazon
20Bessie Smith I'm Wild About That Thing The Saucy Songs (1928-1938) Amazon
21Victoria Spivey With Clarence Williams' Blue Five My Handy Man (f. Victoria Spivey) Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: The New York Sessions 1926-35 Amazon
22Ida Cox & Her Allstar Band Four Day Creep Blues From The Vocalion Vaults Amazon
23Dinah Washington Blow Top Blues Blues Was Her Business Amazon
24Bonnie Raitt Women Be Wise Bonnie Raitt Amazon
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27Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Somebody's Been Using That Thing Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 1: Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Amazon
28Ted Daffan's Texans Born To Lose 26 All-Time Country Classics Amazon
29Adolph Hofner Let's Count The Stars You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
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31Buck Owens Take Me Back Again Act Naturally Amazon
32Peter Rowan And Don Edwards Take Me Back To The Range High Lonesome Cowboy Amazon
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