Category Archives: Oldies

Birds

For the birds, about the birds, and don’t you know that we’ll be wingin’ it on Deeper Roots….literally and figuratively. Our theme this week celebrates these descendants of prehistoric times and  we’ll celebrate with flights of music and lyrics by all of the best including stories of robins, blackbirds, bluebirds, mockingbirds, and whipporwills.  Tune in for music from LIttle Jimmy Dickens, Buffalo Springfield, Bill Monroe, and The Handsome Family on a Sonoma County Community radio morning that promises the brightest and warmest of the year so far. What better way to enjoy a Friday morning.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Al Jolson When the Red Red Robin (Birds) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
3Steve Goodman Red Red Robin Live at the Earl of Old Town Amazon
4Cyril Grantham With Geraldo & His Orchestra Robins And Roses Penny Serenade – Rare Recordings From The 1930s Amazon
5Jimmy Martin Little Robin Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 3] Amazon
6Luke Jordan Pick Poor Robin Clean Before The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
7Howlin' Wolf Bluebird Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
8Bonnie Raitt Bluebird Bonnie Raitt Amazon
9Leon Russell Bluebird Retrospective Amazon
10Buffalo Springfield Bluebird Retrospective – The Best of Buffalo Springfield Amazon
11Marvin Rainwater Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Three Classic Albums Plus Singles 1955-1962 Amazon
12Bing Crosby So the Bluebirds and the Blackbirds Got Together Bing Crosby in Hollywood (1930-1934), Vol. 1 Amazon
13Annette Hanshaw with her Novelty Orchestra My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now The Girl Next Door Amazon
14Little Jimmy Dickens May The Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose The Best of Country Amazon
15Al Clauser & His Oklahoma Outlaws Dance Of The Dodo Bird The Best Of Western Swing Amazon
16Cab Calloway Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
17Eels Little Bird End Times Amazon
18Mel Blanc And The Sportsmen Woody Woodpecker Mairzy Doats-44 Wacky Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
19Dean Martin Bye Bye Blackbird Cocktail Hour Disc 1 Amazon
20Patti Page Mockin' Bird Hill The Patti Page Collection: The Mercury Years, Volume 1 Amazon
21The Handsome Family Woodpecker Wilderness Amazon
22T-Bone Burnett The Bird That I Held in My Hand Twenty Twenty: The Esssential T-Bone Burnett Disc 1 Amazon
23Jim Greer When It's Time For The Whipporwill To Sing 30 Appalachian Bluegrass Classics: Vintage Collection Power Picks Amazon
24Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys The First Whipporwill The Best of Bill Monroe Amazon
25Blue Lu Barker A Little Bird Told Me Chronological Blue Lu Barker (1946-1949) Amazon
26Tina Dixon Parrot Bar Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
27Bobby Day Rockin' Robin Oldies But Goodies: 21 #1 Hits Amazon
28Johnny "Guitar" Watson The Eagle Is Back Blues Masters: The Very Best Of Johnny "Guitar" Watson Amazon
29Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle (2006 Digital Remaster) Fly Like An Eagle – 30th Anniversary Amazon
30The Flamingos I Only Have Eyes For You Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
31Neil Young Birds After the Gold Rush Amazon
32Earl Bostic Flamingo Dance to The Best Of Amazon

Rock Bop & Roll

We’ve got a wild mix this week…sounds from the rock n’ roll archives, all done while excavating deeper into the halls of R&B, rockabilly, and country. Don’t count on the usual suspects, although there will be a few attending, but look to the under-the-radar floor pounders. The performances mostly qualify for shouts, shakes, and rocking fool’s gold, including some hillbilly ranters, New Orleans panters, and country banters. Tune in for some obscure Eddie Cochran alongside sounds from Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats, Sax Kari & His Ballin’ Blues Band, Royce Porter with The Kounts, and the Brewster Avenue Rhythm Boys. We’re Deeper Roots… and we’re going deeper on Friday mornings at 9am Pacific on KOWS 92.5 FM, repeating the following week on KWTF 88.1 FM. Check us out!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Gene Summers School of Rock & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
3Bobby Marchan You Can't Stop Her The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 3] Amazon
4Royce Porter with the Kounts Beach of Love Banana Split for My Baby Amazon
5Huey "Piano" Smith Hush Your Mouth ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 40 Amazon
6Bobby Marchan Chicken – Wah – Wah The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 1] Amazon
7Amos Milburn Soft Pillow Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
8Sax Kari & His Ballin The Blues Band Hush Your Lyin' Mouth Stompin' – Rhythm 'N' Blues Pounders – Volume 13 Amazon
9Bill Allen Please Give Me Something Essential Rockabilly The Imperial Story Amazon
10Jerry Lee Lewis Rockin' My Life Away All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology (Disc 2) Amazon
11Bobby Brant Piano Nellie 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
12The Cochran Brothers Tired And Sleepy Somethin' Else: The Fine Lookin' Hits Of Eddie Cochran Amazon
13Johnny Burnette Please Don't Leave Me The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD1 Amazon
14Thumper Jones Rock It Classic Rockabilly Amazon
15Conway Twitty Shake It Up The Rock 'N' Roll Years CD1 Amazon
16Buck Owens Hot Dog The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) – Disc 3 Amazon
17Bill Haley Hot Dog Buddy Buddy From Western Swing to R-O-C-K (4): Don't Knock the Rock Amazon
18Charlie Adams Cattin' Around Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
19Dick Penner Cindy Lou Rockin' Memphis [Disc 4] Amazon
20Carmol Taylor Tell Me What to Do Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
21Werly Fairburn Everybody's Rockin' Classic Rockabilly Amazon
22Big Joe Turner Flip, Flop and Fly Big Joe Rocks Amazon
23Ronnie Self Ain't I'm A Dog? The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
24Wynn Stewart Come On California Country Amazon
25Billy Strange Hell Train Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
26Len Barrow Hades Highway Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
27Tarheel Slim Number Nine Train Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
28Vince Taylor Brand New Cadillac Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
29Eddie Cochran Fools Paradise Eddie Cochran: 2 Classic Albums Plus Singles And Session Tracks [Disc 2] Amazon
30B.B. King Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan Amazon
31Amos Milburn House Party (Tonight) Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
32Louis Jordan Caledonia The R&B Years – 1942-45 [Disc 3] Amazon
33Rollee McGill Rhythm Rockin' Boogie Shoutin' Out The Blues (R&B CD 2005-2) Amazon
34Wynonie Harris Lovin' Machine Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
35Jerry Lee Lewis Breathless All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology (Disc 1) Amazon
36Johnny Otis Willy & The Hand Jive Vol. 1-Johnny Otis R & B Dance Amazon
37Wanda Jackson Let's Have a Party Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
38Buddy Holly Brown Eyed Handsome Man Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
39Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon

The Stax Label

Founded in 1957 by brother and sister Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton as Satellite Records, Stax Records would become a powerhouse soul and R&B label in the sixties. Their ‘open door’ policy of welcoming artists to prove themselves in the studio produced an unparalleled cadre of talent. Although it looked as if the label went down with its biggest talent, Otis Redding, in 1967 when Atlantic Records had Stax forfeit all of its studio recordings through its power of majority stakeholder, under the guiding hand of Al Bell, the catalogue was rebuilt and a whole new generation of performers would surface in the 1970s. We’ll share the stories and the music from the Stax label this Friday on Deeper Roots on Sonoma County’s powerhouse low power station, KOWS.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ruby Johnson I'll Run Your Hurt Away The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon
3Veda Brown Short Stopping Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
4Mable John Your Good Thing (Is About To End) Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
5Judy Clay & William Bell Private Number Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
6Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
7Mel & Tim Starting All Over Again Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
8Otis Redding & Carla Thomas Tramp Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
9Otis Redding Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Amazon
10Ollie & the Nightingales I Got a Sure Thing The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (9 of 9) Amazon
11Albert King Born Under a Bad Sign The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (7 of 9) Amazon
12Albert King Crosscut Saw The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (6 of 9) Amazon
13Booker T. & The MG's Time Is Tight Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
14Booker T. & the MG's Slim Jenkins' Place The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (8 of 9) Amazon
15Carla Thomas Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
16Isaac Hayes & David Porter Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
17The Bar-Kays Soul Finger Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
18Otis Redding Mr. Pitiful The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
19Isaac Hayes Theme From Shaft Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
20The Mar-Keys Last Night Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
21Eddie Floyd Knock On Wood Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
22The Staple Singers I'll Take You There Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
23Sam & Dave When Something Is Wrong With My Baby The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (7 of 9) Amazon
24Sam & Dave Hold On I'm Coming Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
25William Bell I Forgot To Be Your Lover Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
26Sir Mack Rice Love Sickness The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (8 of 9) Amazon
27The Four Shells Hot Dog The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon
28Jeanne & the Darlings Soul Girl The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (9 of 9) Amazon
29Linda Lyndell What A Man Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
30March Wind Do The Sweetback Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
31The Staple Singers Respect Yourself Stax Profiles Amazon
32Carla Thomas Stop! Look What You're Doing The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon

Time’s Getting Hard

Music this week that speaks to hard times. From the Dust Bowl and Great Depression to personal hardships, we’ll share some bluegrass sounds, tunes steeped in tradition, soothing notes of country gospel, and folk blues. We’ll hear from The Weavers, Mavis Staples, Bobby Bare, and Pearly “Grandma” Davis (a nugget from Mike Seeger’s Old Time Music series). There will be talk of failing crops, revolution, and Oklahoma dust this week. Deeper Roots goes a little bit deeper with more songs about hard times this week on KOWS Community Radio, broadcasting live from the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, California, where our neighbors just experienced their own hard times from flood waters. Thinking about them.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobby Bare Going Down the Road (I Ain't Going to Be Treated This Way) fcc warning Darker Than Light Amazon
3Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout a Revolution Tracy Chapman Amazon
4Uncle Tupelo No Depression No Depression Amazon
5Bob Dylan Hard Times Good As I Been To You Amazon
6Dave Alvin Waiting for the Hard Times to Go Interstate City Amazon
7Mavis Staples Hard Times Come Again No More Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
8The Byrds Old Blue The Byrds [Box Set] Disc 3 Amazon
9Peter Rowan Seeds My Daddy Sowed Dust Bowl Children Amazon
10Jimmy LaFave My Oklahoma Home (It Blowed away) Peace Town Amazon
11Pearly 'Grandma' Davis It's These Hard Times Close To Home: Old Time Music From Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 Amazon
12Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three Hard Times Come and Go Riverboat Soul Amazon
13Eddie Dattel Trickle Down Blues Trickle Down Blues Amazon
14Buck Owens Waitin' In Your Welfare Line The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
15Ryan Bingham Hard Times Mescalito Amazon
16Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
17The Louvin Brothers Preach The Gospel The Family Who Prays: 26 Classic Tracks Amazon
18Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Never No More Hard Times-Blues The King Of Western Swing-25 Hits 1935-1945 Amazon
19Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Hard Times Have Been Here (But They've Gone) 1978-1979 Amazon
20Country Joe McDonald Talkin' Dust Bowl Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
21The Weavers Bring Me Li'l Water Sylvia Dust Bowl Blues: Essential American Folk [Disc 2] Amazon
22Josh White Hard Times Blues ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 51 Amazon
23Sheryl Crow No Depression In Heaven The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family Amazon
24Country Joe McDonald This Land Is Your Land Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
25R.B. Morris That's How Every Empire Falls Singing Through the Wall. Songs for Western Sahara Amazon
26Bobby Bare Times Are Gettin' Hard 1964 (Warped 6425) Amazon
27The Tillers All You Fascists Bound to Lose The Tillers Amazon
28Aiken County String Band Hard Times Breakdown 78s Amazon
29Eels Rock Hard Times Shootenanny! Amazon

Rodgers & Hammerstein

It’s fun to cover the songwriters whether they be pop, country, blues, or in the wheelhouse of Broadway or Tin Pan Alley. This week, we drop by the sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and catchy sounds from the Great White Way. From Broadway to Hollywood, the music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II left a cultural watermark on the psyche of middle America in the heart of the 20th Century. From The Sound of Music to Oklahoma!; from Carousel to The King and I and South Pacific, the songs that were featured in these musicals were totems to their time and place. And catchy, too. Tune in for a romp through some of the most popular performances written by two giants of screen and stage musicals.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Shirley Jones, James Whitmore, Gordon MacRae Oklahoma Oklahoma (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
3Oscar Hammerstein II Act I: The Sound Of Music The Sound Of Music: Original Broadway Cast Amazon
4Mary Martin My Favorite Things Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
5Blossom Dearie Surrey With The Fringe On Top Four Classic Albums Plus (Blossom Dearie / Plays For Dancing / Give Him The Ooh-La-La / Once Upon A Summertime) (Digitally Remastered) Amazon
6Gertrude Lawrence Getting To Know You Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
7Ella Fitzgerald I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair That's Amore [Prism] Amazon
8Frank Sinatra It Might As Well Be Spring Sinatra & Strings Amazon
9Ray Charles & Betty Carter People Will Say We're In Love Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated To You Amazon
10Jo Stafford The Gentleman is a Dope Yes Indeed! – [Disc 3] Haunted Heart Amazon
11Bobby Darin Hello, Young Lovers Wild Cool & Swingin Amazon
12Mary Martin A Wonderful Guy The Best of Broadway: The Late '40s Amazon
13Willie Nelson Some Enchanted Evening What A Wonderful World Amazon
14Elvis Presley You'll Never Walk Alone He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Disc 1 Amazon
15James Taylor Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' Other Covers Amazon
16Gordon MacRae Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' Oklahoma (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Amazon
17Bloody Mary and the Ken Darby Singers Bali Ha'i South Pacific, Original Soundtrack Recording Amazon
18Nellie Forbush and the Ken Darby Singers I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair South Pacific, Original Soundtrack Recording Amazon
19Nancy Wilson Happy Talk Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley Amazon
20The King And I Cast I Whistle A Happy Tune The King And I Amazon
21Gertrude Lawrence And Yul Brynner Shall We Dance Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
22Bing Crosby And Trudy Erwin People Will Say We're In Love Your Hit Parade – 1943 Amazon
23Bob Dylan Some Enchanted Evening Shadows in the Night Amazon
24Jo Stafford If I Loved You You Belong To Me Amazon
25Jan Clayton & John Raitt If I Loved You The Original Broadway Cast Album Amazon
26Rosemary Clooney Younger Than Springtime Beautiful Ballads Amazon
27Sammy Davis Jr. There Is Nothin' Like A Dame Boys Night Out Amazon
28Lena Horne People Will Say We're In Love Stormy Weather Amazon
29Randy Spendlove Shall We Dance Shall We Dance? Amazon
30Wes Montgomery The Surrey with the Fringe on Top Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides (Disc 1) Amazon
3120th Century Fox Orchestra Main Title The King And I Amazon

If You’re Ready

Free form this morning, live from the studios in downtown Santa Rosa. Deeper Roots shares a rare mix of sounds including jug band sounds from Jim Kweskin, a new track from Maria Muldaur, The Ink Spots, Gal Holiday, and Pee Wee Crayton…oh what a mix. Dave hosts a unique blend of sounds each Friday morning and he’ll be setting aside a playlist or two that scratches the surface of the Burnette clan including Johnny, Dorsey, Billy and Rocky including a wrap up of some tracks from the great Bay Area-based  Solid Smoke reissue from the early 80s of the Rock n’ Roll Trio. Tune in for some Hash House Hattie and One Eyed Jacks, this Friday evening at 9

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
3Jay & The Americans Cara Mia Come A Little Bit Closer – The Best of Jay and The Americans Amazon
4Marvin & Johnny Cherry Pie Art Laboe's Memories Of El Monte/The Roots Of L.A.'s Rock And Roll Amazon
5Chuck Willis It's Too Late The King of the Stroll Amazon
6The Ink Spots You're Breaking My Heart The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
7Johnny Burnette Moody River The Ballads Of Amazon
8Johnny & Dorsey Burnette One Eyed Jacks Life is Like a Card Game (US Gambling Songs 1920s  1950s) Amazon
9Dorsey Burnette Hey Little One American Music Library: The Hits Of 1960 Amazon
10Rocky Burnette Tired Of Toein' The Line Sounds Of The Eighties: 1980 Amazon
11Billy Burnette Crazy Like Me Crazy Like Me Amazon
12Jim Kweskin Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
13Ames Brothers The The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane Your Hit Parade – 1955 Amazon
14Maria Muldaur Scat Skunk Don't You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker) Amazon
15Cliff Edwards & His Hot Combination Good Little Bad Little You Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: The New York Sessions 1926-35 Amazon
16Rudy Vallie & His Connecticut Yankees You Oughta Be In Pictures The Voice That Had Them Fainting 1928-1937 Amazon
17John Hartford Late Last Night When My Willie Came Home Morning Bugle Amazon
18Roy Rogers You Can't Break My Heart 1942-1947 (Warped 4561) Amazon
19Tommy Duncan Please Come Back Home Texas Moon Amazon
20Dick Reinhart Hash House Hattie You Oughta See My Fanny Dance: Unissued Western Swing 1935-1942 Amazon
21Living Sisters Make Love To Me Run For Cover – EP Amazon
22Bobby Bare Come On Home (And Sing Blues To Daddy) The Best Of Bobby Bare Amazon
23Gal Holiday and the Hony Tonk Revue Come Home Lost & Found Amazon
24Paul Simon Mother And Child Reunion Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar Amazon
25Sonia Ross Breaking My Heart Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels Amazon
26Marvin Gaye Baby Don't You Do It Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Band Don't Do It (Baby Don't You Do It) To Kingdom Come [Disc 2] Amazon
28Pee Wee Crayton Don't Break My Heart Pee Wee's Blues – The Complete Aladdin And Imperial Recordings Amazon
29Buddy Johnson When My Man Comes Home R&B Jukebox Hits 1944 Amazon
30Rosemary Clooney Cherry Pies Ought To Be You Tenderly Amazon
31Frankie Yankovic The Happy Wanderer The Happy Wanderer-Frankie Yankovic & The Yanks Amazon
32Johnny Burnette Rock n Roll Trio Sweet Love On My Mind Tear It Up Amazon
33Johnny Burnette Rock n Roll Trio Your Baby Blue Eyes Tear It Up Amazon

Hello Operator

Long before we were graced with the voices of SAM, Siri, or Alexa, and before we could carry our smart devices around like a wallet or clutch…there were the women and men who served us from behind the receiver: the telephone operator. Maybe they didn’t have the answer to everything but they could connect us to about anyone anywhere in the world. But it usually cost more than we were willing to admit. This week’s Deeper Roots show takes on the theme of the telephone operator, the long distance connector, and the person with a soul…and usually a quick hangup if there were not enough coins to drop in the pay phone. It was the penalty for human interaction I guess. We’ll let Jorma, Johnny Otis, Wanda Jackson, and Eddie Floyd take us on a trip back to rotary dials and party lines in this week’s episode, live from the Santa Rosa studios at KOWS.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mary Wells Operator Looking Back 1961-1964 Amazon
3Dusty Owens Hello Operator Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
4Rusty McDonald Call Operator 210 Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
5Hank Snow I Just Telephoned Upstairs The Chronogical Classics 1951-1952 (Warped 5244) Amazon
6Bonnie Guitar Hello, Hello, Please Answer The Phone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
7Wanda Jackson Between The Window And The Phone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
8The Blue Sky Boys The Royal Telephone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
9Johnny Burnette Operator The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD 9 Amazon
10Howard Crockett Please Answer The Phone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
11Jorma Kaukonen Operator River Of Time Amazon
12The Band Long Distance Operator A Musical History [Disc 2] Amazon
13The Golden Gate Quartet I Just Telephone Upstairs Vol. 6 (1949-1952) Amazon
14The Jordaniares I Telephoned Upstairs The Jordaniares Gospel Amazon
15Selah Jubilee Singers Royal Telephone Complete Recorded Works – Vol. 1 (1939-1941) Amazon
16Sister Wynona Carr Operator, Operator Dragnet For Jesus Amazon
17Spirit Of Memphis Quartet The Atomic Telephone The Best Of King Gospel Amazon
18Sister Wynona Carr Don't Miss That Train Dragnet For Jesus Amazon
19Johnny Otis Call Operator 210 Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 6] West Coast Blues V2 Amazon
20Tony & Tyrone Please Operator After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
21Gladys Knight & The Pips Operator Soul Grooves Amazon
22The Marvelettes Beechwood 4-5789 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Marvelettes Amazon
23Eddie Floyd 634-5789 Stax Profiles – Eddie Floyd Amazon
24Ry Cooder 634-5789 Borderline Amazon
25Tommy Tutone 867-5309/Jenny Radio Hits of the '80s Amazon
26Rosanne Cash Radio Operator Black Cadillac Amazon
27Jim Croce Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits Amazon
28The Manhattan Transfer Operator Anthology – Down in Birdland [Disc 1] Amazon
29The Grateful Dead Operator American Beauty Amazon
30Bob Gaddy Operator The Classic Old Town Records Amazon
31Effie Smith Dial That Telephone (07-27-51) 1945-1953 Amazon
32Floyd Dixon Call Operator 210 The Aladdin Story (Pt. 2) Amazon

8 Songwriters 3 Hours

A special three hour show has Dave filling in for KC and I Hear You Rockin’ on KOWS Community Radio, live from the KOWS studios in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa. Dave will walk through some of performances of songwriters who were influential in the rise of Americana sounds including blues, rock, rhythm & blues, pop, folk, and country in the late half of the 20th century. Who you might ask? In addition to the pairings of Carole King and Gerry Goffin as well as Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, we’ll also be sharing songs written by Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, and Tom Waits.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Peter Green Splinter Group If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day Me & the Devil Disc 2 Amazon
3Eric Clapton 32-20 Blues Me & Mr. Johnson Amazon
4Keb' Mo' Love in Vain Slow Down Amazon
5Leon Russell Come On In My Kitchen Life Journey Amazon
6Otis Spann Dust My Broom The Blues Never Die Amazon
7Huey Lewis & The News Blue Monday Four Chords & Several Years Ago Amazon
8Mitch Woods I Hear You Knockin Gumbo Blues Amazon
9Los Lobos I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (1 of 4) Amazon
10Robert Gordon All by Myself [*] Robert Gordon with Link Wray/Fresh Fish Specials Amazon
11Brenda Lee Let the Four Winds Blow Queen of Rock 'N' Roll Amazon
12Doug Kershaw I'm Walkin' The Best Of Doug Kershaw Amazon
13John Lennon Ain't That A Shame Rock 'n' Roll Amazon
14George Thorogood & The Destroyers Hello Josephine The Hard Stuff Amazon
15Bonnie Raitt & Jon Cleary I'm In Love Again/All By Myself Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino [Disc 1] Amazon
16Ray Charles Move It On Over Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 2] Amazon
17Sleepy LaBeef The Blues Come Around Tomorrow Never Comes Amazon
18Raul Malo Weary Blues from Waitin' The Nashville Acoustic Sessions Amazon
19The Secret Sisters Why Don't You Love Me The Secret Sisters Amazon
20Tompall And The Glasier Brothers A Mansion On The Hill American Legends – Hank Williams Amazon
21Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler Lost On The River Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Amazon
22Taj Mahal Mind Your Own Business Sekno Blues Amazon
23Willie Nelson Mr. Record Man A Horse Called Music Amazon
24The Little Willies Night Life The Little Willies Amazon
25Johnny Burnette Hello Walls The Ballads Of Amazon
26Jamey Johnson Everything But You (featuring Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill) Living For A Song- A Tribute To Hank Cochran Amazon
27Bryan Ferry If Not For You Dylanesque Amazon
28Madeleine Peyroux You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Careless Love Amazon
29Mason Jennings The Times They Are A-Changin' I'm Not There [Disc 2] Amazon
30The Blind Boys Of Alabama Way Down In The Hole Spirit Of The Century Amazon
31Los Lobos Jockey Full Of Bourbon Ride This: The Covers [EP] Amazon
32The Devil Makes Three Come On Up to the House Redemption & Ruin Amazon
33John Hammond, Jr. Clap Hands Wicked Grin Amazon
34The Eagles Ol' 55 On The Border Amazon
35Dolly Parton Jolene Jolene Amazon
36Linda Ronstadt I Will Always Love You Prisoner In Disguise Amazon
37Alison Krauss/Shania Twain/Union Station Coat of Many Colors Just Because I'm a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton Amazon
38Bill Philips Put It Off Until Tomorrow Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 Amazon
39The Drifters Some Kind of Wonderful Drifters' Golden Hits Amazon
40The Cookies Chains The Brill Building Sound [Disc 3] Amazon
41The Drifters Up On The Roof All-Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 [Disc 2] Amazon
42Maxine Brown Oh No Not My Baby Time-Life Classic Rock: 1964 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
43Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Smooth Grooves: The '60s, Vol. 2: Mid-'60s Amazon
44Taj Mahal Take A Giant Step Giant Step & De Ole Folks At Home Amazon
45The Byrds Goin' Back The Notorious Byrd Brothers Amazon
46Skeeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad At You Early Girls: 1 Amazon
47The Band I Shall Be Released Music From Big Pink Amazon
48The Brothers and Sisters All Along the Watchtower When Gospel Sings Bob Dylan Amazon
49Rick Nelson She Belongs To Me The Best Of 1964-1975 Amazon

Mambo Baby!

Well, it might be a bit of a stretch, and it might have been a bit of a fad, but it also flavored the beverage. Mambo. A lively mix born of a Latin dance of Cuban descent in the 30s and introduced by Perez Prado to an American audience in the 40s. It found it’s way into the popular music culture from big band to jazz and R&B. This week’s show samples some of the performances that were totally infected by its rhythm. We’ll hear from Mickey Baker, Wynonie Harris, and Tiny Grimes on the R&B side as well as the bandleaders who brassed it up including Perez Prado, Desi Arnaz, and Xavier Cugat.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Wynonie Harris All She Wants to do is Mambo Lovin' Machine Amazon
3Perez Prado Mambo #5 Cocktail Hour : Mambo Jambo Amazon
4The Andrews Sisters The Mambo Man Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters [Disc 4] Amazon
5Tito Puente Cuban Pete Mambo Kings Amazon
6Tiny Grimes Showboat Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
7Xavier Cugat Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much) The Original Mambo King [Disc 2] Amazon
8Desi Arnaz Holiday In Havana The Best of Desi Arnaz: The Mambo King Amazon
9Desi Arnaz;Amanda Lane Cuban Pete The Best of Desi Arnaz: The Mambo King Amazon
10J.J. Jones After Hours Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
11Mickey Baker Guitar Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
12Ruth Brown Mambo Baby Miss Rhythm Greatest Hits And More Disc 2 Amazon
13Joe Liggins & His Orchestra They Were Doing the Mambo Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 6] West Coast Blues V2 Amazon
14Cherokee & Band Mambo Blues Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
15The Treniers Who Put The 'Ungh' In The Mambo You're Killin' Me Amazon
16Don Swan El Cumbanchero [Guaracha-Fast Rhumba] Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 2: Mambo Fever Amazon
17Fay Simmons Big Joe Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
18Big Maybelle New Kind Of Mambo The Complete OKeh Sessions 1952-'55 Amazon
19Earl Bostic Mambostic Earl Bostic Flamingo Amazon
20Cozy Cole Cozy's Mambo 1 Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
21Jack Costanzo Peter Gunn Mambo Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 2: Mambo Fever Amazon
22Bill Doggett Real Gone Mambo (Si Si Nova) Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
23Esther Sutherland Clock Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
24Xavier Cugat Cuban Mambo Cocktail Hour : Mambo Jambo Amazon
25Link Wray & The Wraymen Rumble Mambo Walkin' With Link Amazon
26Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban Patricia Mambo Sinuendo Amazon
27Yma Sumac Taki Rari Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 2: Mambo Fever Amazon
28Billy May Hernando's Hideaway Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 2: Mambo Fever Amazon
29The Manhattan Transfer The Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame) Anthology – Down in Birdland [Disc 1] Amazon
30Young-Holt Trio Wack Wack Big Noise: A Mambo Inn Compilation Amazon
31Tito Puente Hong Kong Mambo Cocktail Hour : Mambo Jambo Amazon
32Wynonie Harris Good Mambo Tonight Lovin' Machine Amazon
33Sonny Rollins Mambo Bounce Best of Sonny Rollins, the (Riverside) Amazon
34J.J. Jones Night Train Mambo Rumba Gone Mambo Amazon
35Norton Buffalo & The Knockouts Harmonica Mambo King of the Highway Amazon

Western Sunsets

This week’s show has us revisiting the Old Chisholm Trail and prairie passages that resemble all things that follow those romantic icons whose life on the range was less than what their songs usually embellish. In the western sunsets where John Lomax first went out in search of the ‘cowboy song’, we’ll explore more enlightened performances from the silver screen to the deep folk traditions that have become so laminated with romance that it’s hard to see the images beneath. This week’s show will take us from Carl T. Sprague, the original cowboy crooner, to Johnny Horton, Fess Parker, Rex Allen, and Roy Rogers. The music is sometimes sappy (Rick Nelson’s My Rifle, My Pony, and Me), sometimes light (Roy Rogers’ My Chickashay Girl), and other times full of storytelling and history. So many performances to light up the evening sky…just before dusk…just before that ceiling of stars appears in the night sky. Join us for our first live show from our new KOWS studios in downtown Santa Rosa.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Rex Allen The Covered Wagon Riding All Day Amazon
3Jimmie Rodgers Prairie Lullaby Recordings 1927 – 1933 [Disc 5] Amazon
4Carl T. Sprague O Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces Amazon
5The Carter Family Cowboy Jack On Border Radio – 1939 – vol. 2 Amazon
6Rhubarb Red Little Green Valley (Radio) Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West Cd 1 Amazon
7The Riders Of The Purple Sage Cool Water (Radio) Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West Cd 1 Amazon
8Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers The Strawberry Roan Saturday Night Rag 1934-1936 Vol. 1 Amazon
9Hank Snow I Traded My Saddle for a Rifle 1942-1943 (Warped 4206) Amazon
10Rex Allen Dreaming of the Western Plains Riding All Day Amazon
11Roy Rogers My Chickashay Girl 1942-1947 (Warped 4561) Amazon
12Roy Rogers Don't Fence Me In My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
13Sons of the Pioneers Moonlight On the Prairie Songs of the Prairie – CD1 Amazon
14Sons of the Pioneers Cool Water Cool Water & 17 Western Favorites Amazon
15Charlie Haden Oh Shenandoah Charlie Haden Family & Friends – Rambling Boy Amazon
16Al Caiola & His Orchestra Bonanza TV Land presents Favorite TV Theme Songs Amazon
17Various The Virginian Television's Greatest Hits Vol.II – 65 More TV Themes 50s and 60s Amazon
18Johnny Western The Ballad Of Paladin Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
19Johnny Cash The Rebel Johnny Yuma My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
20Lee Marvin Wand'rin Star Rare Songs Played on Radio, Vol. 1 Amazon
21Dean Martin Rio Bravo My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
22Rick Nelson My Rifle My Pony And Me (w/ Dean Martin) Legacy [Disc 1] Amazon
23Marty Robbins Ballad Of The Alamo My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
24Frankie Laine Rawhide The Cowboy Album Amazon
25Johnny Horton Sleepy-Eyed John Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960 (2 of 2) Amazon
26Patsy Montana My Dear Old Arizona Home The Best Of Patsy Montana Amazon
27Roy Rogers Rock Me to Sleep in My Saddle 1942-1947 (Warped 4561) Amazon
28Fess Parker The Ballad Of Davy Crockett The Cowboy Album Amazon
29Vaughn Monroe (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend) The Cowboy Album Amazon
30Johnny Cash The Sons Of Katie Elder My Rifle, My Pony And Me Amazon
31Gene Autry Red River Valley The Essential Gene Autry 1933-1946 Amazon
32Johnny Bond Twilight On The Trail Country Hits Vol. 6 Amazon
33The Sons Of The Pioneers O Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
34The Cinema Sound Orchestra High Noon Western Film Themes Amazon
35Willie Nelson Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys [Album Version] Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) Amazon