Category Archives: Oldies

Lazy Day Lullabies

t’s the softer side of Americana sounds from the last 100 years. Digging into the dusty digital bins, Deeper Roots host Dave Stroud will keep the waters calm in the face of the storm that swirls around us. Love songs, songs of wistful desires, trips to the seashore cabin, and instrumentals for dreamers all take center stage in a collection of sounds from the mellow side. We’ll hear pop from Dean Martin, country from Charlie McCoy and Merle Haggard, rock from Mark Knopfler and Roy Orbison, and some soul sounds from Sam Cooke and Irma Thomas.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Santo & Johnny Lazy Day Santo & Johnny: Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
3Jason Wilber Your Destiny Lazy Afternoon Amazon
4Merle Haggard Goin' Away Party Unforgettable Amazon
5Charlie McCoy Walkin' After Midnight Classic Country Amazon
6J.J. Cale After Midnight The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
7The Mills Brothers Lazy River Best of the Decca Years Amazon
8John Prine & Mac Wiseman Old Cape Cod Standard Songs for Average People Amazon
9Neil Young One of These Days Harvest Moon Amazon
10Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars You Got Me Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Amazon
11Waylon Jennings Dreaming My Dreams With You Artist's Choice: Emmylou Harris Amazon
12Kevin Russell Lay Down Your Burden You Don't Know Me Amazon
13Dean Martin Sleepy Time Gal Spotlight On Dean Martin: Great Gentlemen Of Song Amazon
14Bob Hope, Shirley Ross Two Sleepy People Hoagy Carmichael. Stardust – 51 Original Mono Recordings 1924-1957 Amazon
15Leo Reisman & His Orchestra Lazy Lullaby Society Swing Amazon
16Willie Nelson Blue Hawaii Honeymoon in Vegas Amazon
17The Arthur Lyman Group Yellow Bird Music For a Bachelor's Den More Of The Best Of The Arthur Lyman Group: 6 Amazon
18Chet Atkins/Mark Knopfler Tahitian Skies Neck and Neck Amazon
19Dire Straits Ticket To Heaven On Every Street Amazon
20Roy Orbison Ride Away Classic "MGM" Roy Orbison 1965 – 68 Amazon
21Leon Russell Lady Blue Retrospective Amazon
22Randy Newman Baltimore The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2 Amazon
23Bill Frisell Poem For Eva Good Dog, Happy Man Amazon
24Sam Cooke Bring It on Home to Me Greatest Hits Amazon
25Irma Thomas River Is Waiting Simply Grand Amazon
26Mississippi John Hurt Since I've Laid My Burden Down Immortal Amazon
27John Prine Speed of the Sound of Loneliness German Afternoons Amazon
28John Fogerty Back Home Again The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again Amazon
29Calvin Cooke Since I Laid My Burden Down The Best Of Sacred Steel Amazon
30Louis Armstrong When It's Sleepy Time Down South The Ultimate Collection [Disc 3] Amazon

Rhythm & Blues & Soul

….’Cause it’s gotta have soul, rhythm, and blues to make the cut this week. That’s the answer to the question. We’ll look to a couple of iconic comedians from the late 70s to inspire us with a collection of sounds lifted from their albums…and their movies. Why not? Jake and Elwood teamed up with Stax legends Steve Cropper, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, and Duck Dunn to deliver punch after punch and we’re going to sample the best of it. We’ve got Willie Mabon, King Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Big Joe, The Robins, The Soul Survivors, and (of course) Aretha…all for you in a two hour rhythm & blues & soul extravaganza this week on Deeper Roots.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Aretha Franklin Think 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
3Aretha Franklin Respect The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
4James Brown Mother Popcorn, Pt. 1 Gold Disc 1 Amazon
5Taj Mahal Mr. Pitiful Seqor Blues Amazon
6Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
7King Floyd Groove Me In Yo' Face!: The History Of Funk, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
9Sam & Dave Soul Man The Best Soul Album In The World… Ever! Amazon
10Otis Redding I Can't Turn You Loose Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
11Big Mama Thornton Let Your Tears Fall Baby Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings Amazon
12Floyd Dixon Hey Bartender Marshall Texas Is My Home Amazon
13Willie Mabon I Don't Know Atlantic Blues: Piano Amazon
14Linda Hayes Yes I Know Atomic Baby Amazon
15The Soul Survivors Expressway to Your Heart Striptease Amazon
16Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
17The Contours Do You Love Me The Very Best of The Contours Amazon
18James & Bobby Purify Shake A Tail Feather The Best Of Amazon
19Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels Devil with the Blue Dress On /Good Golly Miss Molly Detroit Breakout! 1 Amazon
20The Playboys Good Golly Miss Molly Atlantic Vocal Groups – [Disc 1] – Jumpin' & Bluesy Amazon
21Big Joe Turner Flip Flop and Fly Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
22The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin' Notting Hill Amazon
23The Robins Riot in Cell Block #9 50 Coastin' Classics [Disc 1] Amazon
24Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock Elvis' Golden Records (Volume 1) Amazon
25The Chips Rubber Biscuit The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
26Wilson Pickett 634-5789 The Very Best of Wilson Pickett Amazon
27Johnnie Taylor Cheaper To Keep Her Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
28Bobby "Blue" Bland Turn On Your Love Light Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
29Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band Messin' With The Kid Blues Masters, Vol. 4: Harmonica Classics Amazon
30The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Born in Chicago An Anthology: The Elektra Years Disc 1 Amazon
31The Blues Brothers (I Got Everything I Need) Almost The Definitive Collection Amazon
32Big Mama Thornton They Call Me Big Mama Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings Amazon
33Margie Anderson Yes I Know Stompin' 25 Amazon
34Jackie Wilson Baby Workout Something's Got A Hold On Me Amazon
35Etta James Tell Mama Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
36The Blues Brothers Soul Man The Definitive Collection Amazon

Cool Down R&B

Cool Down R&B
Cool Down R&B

Mellow R&B from a broad spectrum of performers who made a mark in the decade or so that preceded rock ‘n roll’s infancy. Indeed, they participated in the birth of the form with a sound that included the vocal quartet, jump and swing, and an incessant beat that could not be ignored. We’ll hear from the ‘feisty females’ of the day: Varetta Dillard, Blue Lu Barker, Big Maybelle, and Bernice Gooden right alongside Buddy Johnson’s Orchestra, the Three Bits of Rhythm, The Cats & the Fiddle, and Luke Jones and the Orchestra. Deeper Roots digs into a collection of tracks, some familiar, some from so deep in the archives that the dust is part of the sound, on another Friday evening of American roots sounds for Sonoma County community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Wild Bill Moore (vocal: Scatman) Rock 'N' Roll Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
3Luke Jones and His Orchestra Rompin' the Boogie More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
4Butch Stone & His Orchestra Ooh, Look A There Ain't She Pretty Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
5Three Bits of Rhythm Root Beer Sizzle Sazzle Sizzle Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
6Bebopper Lulu and Her Orchestra Mellow Scat More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
7Slim Gaillard Rhythm Mad Laughing in Rhythm: Groove Juice Special [Disc 2] Amazon
8Three Bits Of Rhythm The Man That Comes To My House Further Mellow Cats'n'Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1946-1951 Amazon
9Coleman Brothers Raise A Rukus Tonight Hot Harmony Groups 1941-1949: Vol 3: When the Old Gang Amazon
10Austin McCoy Happy Pay Day Part 1 More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
11Nappy Brown Pitter Patter The R&B Years 1955 – Vol 2 Amazon
12Teddy Bunn With The Hootie McShann Trio In The Oven Further Mellow Cats'n'Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1946-1951 Amazon
13The Herb Fisher Trio Don't Want Nobody Else More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
14Luke Jones & His Orchestra Jump Me Some Boogie Further Mellow Cats'n'Kittens – Hot R&B And Cool Blues 1946-1951 Amazon
15Gene Phillips Women, Women, Women Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
16Big Maybelle Rock House Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
17Varetta Dillard Mercy, Mr Percy Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
18Varetta Dillard Promise Mr Thomas Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
19Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra Fine Brown Fame The Best of Buddy's Amazon
20Bernice Gooden Penny, Nickel, Dime, Quarter (On A Teen-Age Date) Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
21Little Willie Littlefield Hello Kats Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
22Bob Gaddy Come On Little Children The Classic Old Town Records Amazon
23Bob Gaddy Could I? The Classic Old Town Records Amazon
24The Cats & The Fiddle Mr. Rhythm Man The Very Best Of Amazon
25Effie Smith Be On Your Merry Way More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
26Linda Hayes What's It To You, Jack Atomic Baby Amazon
27Johnny Alston and His Orchestra Everything Will Be Alright More Mellow Cats & Kittens Amazon
28Blue Lu Baker Here Is a Little Girl Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll Vol 2 [Disc 13] Amazon
29Hadda Brooks I Feel So Good I've Got News For You [Disc 1] Amazon
30Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends It Comes in Like a Lion Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 1 Amazon
31Big Maybelle Whole Lot-Ta Shakin' Goin' On OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
32Dolly Cooper Ay La Bah Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
33The Robins That's What The Good Book Says Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
34The Cats & The Fiddle Gang Busters The Very Best Of Amazon
35Black Cats and the Kitten You Better Ask Somebody Jazzin' The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon