Category Archives: Oldies

The Old Chisholm Trail

Songs about moonlight on the trail this week. We revisit songs about Old Paint, cowpokes, outlaws, and the wide expanse of the range in this week’s show. Tradition, temperance, and memories of the Red River Valley with Michael Martin Murphey, Jimmie Driftwood, Rex Allen, Powder River Jack (featuring Kitty Lee), and many more cowboys from Hollywood and the old Navajo Trail. Storytelling and nostalgic novelties, most elevating the hardscrabble life of the West to a Disney featurette. Right here on Sonoma County community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Norman Luboff Choir Shenandoah Songs of the South and Songs of the Sea Amazon
3Gene Autry Tumbling Tumbleweeds Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 1] Amazon
4Gene Autry Back In the Saddle Again Don't Fence Me In:Western Music Early Golden Era Amazon
5The Western Flyers Along The Navajo Trail Wild Blue Yonder Amazon
6Marty Robbins The Strawberry Roan Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Amazon
7Duane Eddy Streets of Laredo Rebel Rouser Amazon
8Ernest Tubb The Yellow Rose Of Texas Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours Amazon
9Gene Autry & Jimmy Long The Yellow Rose Of Texas American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 2] Amazon
10Marty Robbins Red River Valley All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
11Johnny Bond Red River Valley History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 9 Amazon
12Roy Rogers & Dale Evans The Old Chisholm Trail 16 Great Songs Of The Old West Amazon
13Ken Curtis & The Sons of the Pioneers Home On The Range The Cowboy Album Amazon
14Ken Maynard Home On The Range When I Was A Cowboy, Volume 2 Amazon
15Judy Canova Along The Navajo Trail (Radio) Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West Cd 1 Amazon
16The Sons Of The Pioneers Along The Santa Fe Trail Sons Of The Pioneers Amazon
17Rex Allen Riding Down To Mexico The Last of The Great Singing Cowboys Amazon
18Johnny Bond Goodbye Old Paint Standard Transcriptions Amazon
19Cisco Houston I Ride An Old Paint The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
20Michael Martin Murphey I Ride An Old Paint/Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo/Git Along Little Doggies Cowboy Songs Amazon
21Eddy Arnold Cattle Call Stampede! Western Music's Late Golden Era Amazon
22Roy Rogers & The Sons Of The Pioneers Blue Shadows On The Trail (From Walt Disney's "Melody Time") Country Legends Amazon
23Ken Maynard Lone Star Trail Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
24Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) Strawberry Roan Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
25Wilmer Watts And The Lonely Eagles Sleepy Desert Gastonia Gallop – Cotton Mill Songs & Hillbilly Blues 1927-1931 Amazon
26Carson Robison's Buckaroos Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie Cattle Call-Early Cowboy Music And It's Roots Amazon
27Crowder Brothers Wild West Rambler When I Was A Cowboy: Early American Songs Of The West, Classic Recordings From The 1920's & 30's. Vol. 1 Amazon
28Powder River Jack, Kitty Lee Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail When I Was A Cowboy: Early American Songs Of The West, Classic Recordings From The 1920's & 30's. Vol. 1 Amazon
29Jimmie Driftwood Billy The Kid Americana, Vol. 2 Amazon
30Don Edwards Sam Bass Saddle Songs (1 of 2) Amazon
31The Light Crust Doughboys Oh Susannah Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ([Disc 1] Hot Mama Stomp) Amazon
32Tex Ritter My Darling Clementine Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon
33Tex Ritter Chisholm Trail High Noon Amazon
34Roy Rogers & Dale Evans The Streets Of Laredo 16 Great Songs Of The Old West Amazon
35Roy Rogers & Dale Evans With Frank Worth & His Orchestra Happy Trails Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon

Rockin’ Rhythm & Gospel

We gravitate towards gospel because it’s roots are so entwined with virtually every form of music we feature on Deeper Roots; so we’ll revisit the sound once more. However, in this episode we’ll focus on the rock and rhythm inspiration…gospel performances that were more worldliness than holiness. Jesus Rocked The Jukebox is the name of an album that we’ve leaned on in this episode and expanded from there with examples of over-the-top performances in the key of the sacred but with the pounding rhythmic syncopation of the secular. Join Dave Stroud as he pulls out the stop with the likes of The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Detroiters, The Highway QCs, Fannie Bell Chapman, and a host of others. Breathtaking gospel for a Friday evening in Sonoma County.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Pilgrim Travelers After While (Take 8) Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
3The Detroiters Let Jesus Lead You Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
4The Dixie Hummingbirds Jesus Children of America 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
5The Swan Silvertones Trouble In My Way Love Lifted Me Amazon
6The Dixie Hummingbirds Trouble In My Way The History of Black Gospel Volume 6 Amazon
7Lou Rawls & The Chosen Gospel Singers Walk With Me Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
8The Original Blind Boys People Don't Sing Like They Used To Sing Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
9The Blind Boys Of Alabama He's Alright Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
10Fannie Bell Chapman He's My Rock, My Sword, My Shield Fire In My Bones : Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 Amazon
11The Chosen Gospel Singers Ananais Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
12The Chosen Gospel Singers Trouble Of This World's Condition I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From The Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Amazon
13Rosa Shaw On The Highway Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
14Sister Emily Bram Each Day Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
15Sister Rosetta Tharpe Up Above My Head There's Music In The Air Gospel Train Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe Rock Me Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 3 Amazon
17Lucky Millinder/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Shout, Sister, Shout! The Gospel of Blues Amazon
18The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
19The Staple Singers Jacob's Ladder Freedom Highway Amazon
20The Golden Gate Quartet Wade In The Water (1946) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 5, 1939-1949) Amazon
21Gospel Hummingbirds Pray On Taking Flight Amazon
22The Highway QC'S Walk with Me Great Gospel – People Get Ready Amazon
23The Highway Q.C.'s The Way Up The Hill Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
24Brother John Sellers He's My Rock Smithsonian Folkways: Classic African American Gospel Amazon
25The Swan Silvertones My Rock Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 2: More Black Gospel Amazon
26Roberta Martin And The Roberta Martin Singers Rock My Soul Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
27Gospel Silhouettes Rock In A Weary Land Powerhouse Gospel Vol 1 Amazon
28The Swan Silvertones Sinner Man Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
29Gospel Supremes Sinner Man Local Customs: Downriver Revival Amazon
30Silvertone Quintet Stand By Me Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
31Mary Deloatch The Lord's Gospel Train Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
32Roscoe Robinson With Huey Brown & The Silver Quintette Sinner's Crossroads Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
33The Harmonizing Four Hallelujah Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
34The Staple Singers Will The Circle Be Unbroken Folk, Gospel & Blues Will The Circle Be Unbroken Disk 2 Amazon
35The Dixie Hummingbirds Christian's Automobile 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon

Elvis’ Roots

The influence of gospel, blues, country, and tradition has always informed the music of Elvis…and while we’re not digging too far into the later works, we’ll go sit with Elvis on the sofa with our ears to the Victrola and the crackling of WDIA Memphis and the smattering of black blues and gospel over the air. We’ll hear The Carters, Jimmy Reed, Smiley Lewis, Little Junior Parker, Mahalia Jackson, and a couple dozen more in this episode. Keep an ear out for some rare recordings including those whose meager popularity evaporated once Elvis went on to cover them. Names like Joe Dowell, The Eagles (not the LA band), Deacon Tom Foger, and Charlie Blackwell bely their contributions to the Elvis catalog.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
3Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys Blue Moon Of Kentucky Columbia Country Classics Volume 1: The Golden Age Amazon
4Ernest Tubb I Love You Because The Texas Troubadour ([Disc 2] – Slippin' Around (The Hits Vol.2) Amazon
5Gene Austin Love Letters In The Sand A Time To Relax Amazon
6Eddy Arnold It's a Sin Country & Western Hit Parade 1947 Amazon
7Red Foley Old Shep Tennessee Saturday Night Amazon
8The Lone Star Cowboys Just Because East Virginia Blues (When The Sun Goes Down Series) Amazon
9The Carter Family I'm Working On A Building The Carter Family: 1927-1934 [Disc 5] Amazon
10Deacon Tom Foger & The Camp Meeting Choir Working On The Building Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
11Kokomo Arnold Milk Cow Blues Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
12Arthur Gunter Baby Let's Play House The Best Of Excello Records Amazon
13Jimmy Reed Big Boss Man The Very Best of Jimmy Reed Amazon
14Jimmy Reed Baby What You Want Me To Do The Very Best of Jimmy Reed Amazon
15Arthur Big Boy Crudup So Glad You're Mine Rock Me Mama (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
16Arthur Big Boy Crudup So Glad You're Mine Rock Me Mama (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
17Little Junior Parker Mystery Train Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
18Little Richard Long Tall Sally Specialty Profiles: Larry Williams Amazon
19Chuck Berry Promised Land The Chess Box Disc 2 Amazon
20Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
21The Eagles Trying To Get To You Mercury R+B '46-'62 [Disc 1] Amazon
22Smiley Lewis One Night I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 3 Amazon
23Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters Money Honey Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four Amazon
24Roy Brown Good Rockin' Tonight Gettin' Funky [Disc 3] – The Hitmakers Amazon
25Ivory Joe Hunter I Need You So The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter : 1947 – 1950 Amazon
26Billy Bunn & His Buddies That's When Your Heartaches Begin Money Honey – Rise of the Black Vocal Group 51-53 Amazon
27Charlie Blackwell The Girl of My Best Friend Gems from the Warner Brothers Vault (Pt. 1) Amazon
28Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon
29Sister Rosetta Tharpe I Believe Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
30The Golden Gate Quartet Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (1946) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 5, 1939-1949) Amazon
31Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers Peace In The Valley The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
32Mahalia Jackson How Great Thou Art Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns, Vol.2 [Disc 1] Amazon
33Sister Rosetta Tharpe Precious Memories Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon
34Joe Dowell Wooden Heart Easy Listening Gold 1960-1961 Amazon
35Glen Gray & The Casa Lorne Orchestra Blue Moon Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon

Free Form – January 2018

We open 2018 with a mix of jazz, R&B, New Orleans piano, gospel, and country… nothing that you would not expect from the show. Here’s hoping to something much better from all of us…as a democracy and a society. While the 1 percent have fooled the desperate we’ll be spending time with the passions of Ivie Anderson, Ray Charles, Madeline Bell, Doug Sahm, and Sam Cooke to keep our hearts, minds, and eyes on the prize. Join Dave Stroud for a free form exploration of American roots music every other Friday morning at 9am on KOWS and weekly (Friday evenings at 9) on KWTF.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Blossom Dearie Everything I've Got Got Nothing But Song Amazon
3Professor Longhair Mean Old World Fess: The Professor Longhair A Amazon
4Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers Mean Old World The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
5Joseph Crawford and unidentified vocalist Free At Las' 2- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
6Anthony Butler Judgement's Coming Soon Mighty Day – 25 Gospel Greats Amazon
7Cowboy Junkies Jesus Is Coming Soon God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Amazon
8Madeline Bell Can't Get Used To Losing You Bell's A Poppin' Amazon
9Laura Lee Up Tight, Good Man The Muscle Shoals Sound Amazon
10Jean Wells Have a Little Mercy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Taken From Our Vaults, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Varetta Dillard I Can't Help Myself Got You On My Mind Amazon
12The Orioles You Belong to Me Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
13The Commands No Time For You Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label Amazon
14Slim Gaillard Blue Heaven ABC Of The Blues Vol 12 Amazon
15The Cats & The Fiddle Darling, Can't We Make A Date The Very Best Of Amazon
16Ivie Anderson I'm Checkin' Out, Goo'm Bye An Introduction To Ivie Anderson Amazon
17Ivie Anderson Oh Babe! Maybe Someday An Introduction To Ivie Anderson Amazon
18Louis Jordan I Seen What'cha Done Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
19Ray Charles & Willie Nelson Seven Spanish Angels The Complete Country & Western Recordings: 1959-1986 [Disc 4] Amazon
20Willie Nelson Let's Face The Music And Dance Let's Face The Music And Dance Amazon
21Asleep at the Wheel Dance With Who Brung You The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel Since 1970 Amazon
22Leon McAuliffe Tulsa, Straight Ahead Tulsa Straight Ahead Amazon
23Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang Feat. Tex Williams Better Do It Now Shame On You Amazon
24Doug Sahm I Wanna Be Your Mama Again Best of Sir Douglas 68-75 Amazon
25Bruce Daigrepont Acadie A la Louisiane Alligator Stomp 3: Cajun Zydeco Classics Amazon
26Elijah & The Ebonites Hot Grits!!! Eccentric Soul – The Capsoul Label Amazon
27Lee Dorsey Work, Work, Work The Ep Collection…Plus Amazon
28Bo Diddley You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover The Chess Box Amazon
29Magic Sam Feels So Good (I Wanna Boogie) Living The Blues – 1965 – 1969 Blues Classics Amazon
30Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightnin' Blues From Hell Amazon
31Ella Mae Morse Jumpin' Jack Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
32The Boswell Sisters Gee, But I'd Like To Make You Happy The Object Of My Affection Amazon
33Ethel Waters Stormy Weather The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
34Juan Gabriel Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Gracias al Sol) Quiero Creedence Amazon

Who We Lost in 2017

We look back at the great ones we lost in 2017…and there were a number of great ones:  Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, and Tom Petty. While two hours provides only a limited amount of time, our parameters are such that we look at contributions and influences, focusing our honor to those who fit the roots and the body of work that these greats brought to the fore.  We’ll feature music of Rosalie Sorrels, Greg Allman, Steely Dan, Don Williams, Glen Campbell, and numerous others whose lives will live on in their music. Join Dave Stroud for two hours of music from the last century on Sonoma County community radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fats Domino My Girl Josephine A Lot Of Dominos Amazon
3Paul Kanter & Jefferson Starship The Baby Tree Blows Against The Empire Amazon
4Rosalie Sorrels Rock, Salt And Nails Cover to Cover: The Originals, Vol. 2 [Disc 1] Amazon
5Harry Dean Stanton Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Partly Fiction Amazon
6Mark Selby Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
7Wayne Cochran Last Kiss 30 Country Hits – A History of Country Music Amazon
8Chuck Berry Back In The U.S.A. Johnny B. Goode-His Complete 50's Chess Recordings Amazon
9Sonny Burgess Red Headed Woman Rockin' Memphis [Disc 3] Amazon
10The Allman Brothers Band Melissa Stand Back: The Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
11Tower Of Power You're Still A Young Man Art Laboe's Memories Of El Monte/The Roots Of L.A.'s Rock And Roll Amazon
12The Main Ingredient Everybody Plays the Fool 70s Music Explosion – Miracles Amazon
13Sister Sledge We Are Family Ultimate Disco Amazon
14J. Geils Band Give It To Me Must Have Got Lost Amazon
15Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Don't Do Me Like That Damn the Torpedoes Amazon
16The Smithereens Blood & Roses Blown to Smithereens: The Best of the Smithereens Amazon
17Lonnie Brooks Mr. Hot Shot Stompin' 3 Amazon
18Steam Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye 45's on CD, Vol. 4: 1967-1969 Amazon
19Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
20Della Reese Don't You Know Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
21Keely Smith/Louis Prima That Old Black Magic Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 5: Wild Cool & Swingin Amazon
22Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Ev'ry Street's A Boulevard In Old New York The Capitol Years [Disc 1] Amazon
23The Partridge Family I Think I Love You Have A Nice Day: Super Hits Of The '70s, Vol. 3 Amazon
24Al Jarreau We're In This Love Together BMG Vol. 03 Disc 01 1981-1983 Amazon
25D.L. Menard The Back Door The Oxford American Southern Sampler 1999 Amazon
26Mel Tillis Who's Julie Only Country – 1965-1969 Amazon
27Don Williams Amanda The Definitive Collection Amazon
28Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy 70s Music Explosion – Magic Disc 2 Amazon
29Johnny Cash Rusty Cage Unchained Amazon
30Steely Dan Reeling in the Years A Decade of Steely Dan Amazon
31The Roches Wedding Bell Blues Time & Love, The Music of Laura Nyro Amazon
32James Brown Funky Drummer (Bonus Beat Reprise) In the Jungle Groove Amazon
33James Brown Cold Sweat CD of JB II: Cold Sweat and Other Soul Classics Amazon

The Hangman’s Rope

Songs about one of the most controversial of mankind’s attempt to balance the scales: the death penalty. Studies point to the fact that at least one in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the U.S. are innocent and yet the death penalty is legal in 32 states. In China, corporate fraud can be punishable by death…if it were the case here, our government would probably be on the straight and narrow. But I digress. The music this week will explore the long walk to eternity through the eyes of the condemned; the knowledge of the eventuality of the executioner’s song is clarity. And we’ve got country from a whole host of obscure characters, some blues and boogie, along with just a little bit of folk and bluegrass. A hundred years of the hangman’s rope in reflection.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash I Hung My Head American IV: Man Comes Around Amazon
3Gurf Morlix Theyre Hangin Me Tonight The Executioner's Last Songs, Volume 3 Amazon
4Johnny Bond At Dawn I Die The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
5Marty Robbins The Hanging Tree All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
6Peter, Paul & Mary Hangman See What Tomorrow Brings Amazon
7Marty Stuart Hangman Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions Amazon
8Ralston Bowles and May Erlewine-Bernard Hangman Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie Amazon
9Cowboy Copas Hangman Boogie Hillbilly Boogie Box [Disc 4] Amazon
10The Pine Valley Cosmonauts & Puerto Muerto The Hangman's Song The Executioner's Last Songs, Vol. 1 Amazon
11Al Dean Hangman The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
12Leadbelly Gallows Pole Too Late, Too Late – Vol. 12 – 1917-48 Amazon
13Furry Lewis Judge Harsh Blues Furry Lewis 1927 – 1929 Amazon
14Brownie McGhee Hangman's Blues The Folkways Years (1945-1959) Amazon
15Blind Lemon Jefferson Hangman's Blues Complete Recordings Vol. 3 Amazon
16Blind Lemon Jefferson Electric Chair Blues Images Presents 1920's Blues Classics, Vol. 13 Amazon
17Lonesome Johnny Death Row The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
18Jimmy Minor Death Row The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
19Porter Wagoner (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
20Dave Alvin Sonora's Death Row West of the West Amazon
21Lee Hazelwood The Girl On Death Row Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Volume 2 Amazon
22Johnny Cash The Mercy Seat American III: Solitary Man Amazon
23Bessie Smith Send Me To The Lectric Chair Empress Of The Blues Volume 2: 1926-1933 (CD A, 1926-1928) Amazon
24Booker T. & the MG's Hang 'Em High The Very Best of Booker T. & the MG's Amazon
25Hoyle Miller Twelve Years On Death Row The Hangman's Blues: Prison Songs In Country Music (1956-1972) Amazon
26Steve Earle Walking Down Death Row If I Had A Song: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 2 Amazon
27The Blue Sky Boys Story Of The Knoxville Girl Absolutely Bluegrass Amazon
28Bob Dylan Seven Curses The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3 : Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991 [Disc 2] Amazon
29Joan Baez Geordie The First 10 Years Amazon
30The Pine Valley Cosmonauts & Dean Schlabowske Gary Gilmore's Eyes The Executioner's Last Songs, Vol. 1 Amazon

Songs About Youth

A nostalgic celebration of youth, love, and idealism…some saccharine sounds for a Friday evening whose theme is young at heart. We’ll be digging into mid-century popular sounds, with a laser focus on the many songs for young lovers that poured out of AM radio during the early years of jukebox rock from the soda fountain. But we’ll also reflect on the loss of youth, childlike wonder, and a little bit of tongue-in-cheek heartbreak and bitterness. Country sounds from Hayes Carll and Roger Miller, symphonic soliloquies from Percy Faith and Ray Conniff, and reflective studies by Bob Dylan and Antony, and some growing pains from Tom Waits and Billy Bob Thornton. How can you go wrong?

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Dylan Young at Heart Fallen Angels Amazon
3Ray Conniff & His Orchestra & Chorus Hello Young Lovers Broadway In Rhythm Amazon
4Percy Faith Theme for Young Lovers 16 Most Requested Songs Amazon
5Paul & Paula Young Lovers Hard to Find 45's on CD, Vol. 2: 1961-64 Amazon
6Ruby & Romantics (63-64) When You're Young And In Love Our Day Will Come: The Very Be Amazon
7Sonny James Young Love Singles Amazon
8Robin Ward Young Lovers After Midnight The Very Best Of Amazon
9Rick Nelson Young World Greatest Love Songs Amazon
10Rick Nelson Young Emotions Greatest Love Songs Amazon
11Nat King Cole Too Young Your Hit Parade – 1951 Amazon
12Hank Garland Blame It On My Youth Move! – The Guitar Artistry of Hank Garland Amazon
13Bing Crosby & Guy Lombardo Young At Heart Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
14Flying Pickets When You're Young and in Love Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 4 Amazon
15Bob Dylan Forever Young The Essential Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
16Billy Bob Thornton I Gotta Grow Up Beautiful Door Amazon
17Tom Waits I Don't Wanna Grow Up Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years Amazon
18Hayes Carll I Don't Wanna Grow Up Trouble In Mind Amazon
19Bill Frisell & Petra Haden I Don't Want To Grow Up Petra Haden And Bill Frisell Amazon
20Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards When You And I Were Young, Maggie, Blues Singing In The Rain Amazon
21The Deer Run Drifters Restless Youth Restless Youth Amazon
22Antony With Bryce Dessner I Was Young When I Left Home Dark Was The Night: A Red Hot Compilation [Disc 1] Amazon
23The Mavericks Children From Hell to Paradise Amazon
24Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Teach Your Children Deja Vu Amazon
25Carole King Like Little Children Crazy in Alabama Amazon
26The The Jealous of Youth Solitude Amazon
27Felix Dukes & Mississippi Fred McDowell Motherless Children Sounds of the South Vol 4: American Folk Songs for Children Amazon
28Willie Dixon And Friends Youth to You Willie Dixon and Friends, Vol. 8 Amazon
29Daniel Romano Middle Child Come Cry With Me Amazon
30Roger Miller Little Children Run and Play The Complete Smash-Mercury Singles Amazon
31Jackson Browne I Thought I Was A Child (LP Version) For Everyman Amazon
32Willie Nelson Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys [w/ Waylon Jennings] One Hell Of A Ride [Box Set] [Disc 2] Amazon

The Year in Pop – 1932

We look back…even though we weren’t there. Our show this week will celebrate the American songbook and popular music in the darkest of times: the year 1932. The clouds were only starting to clear in the heart of the Great Depression and the music was hopeful, sometimes saccharine, and the songwriting talent abundant. The performances were not bad either. The Mills Brothers, Bing Crosby, The Boswell Sisters, Cab Calloway, Mildred Bailey, and many others contributed. Tune in on our morning look at the popular sounds of 1932.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ukulele Ike & The Hot Combination A Great Big Bunch Of You Fascinating Rhythm 1922-1935 Amazon
3Jimmy Grier Orchestra voc. The Three Ambassadors Bend Down Sister Echoes From The Cocoanut Grove Amazon
4Ozzie & Harriet Nelson It's Gonna Be You The Nelson Touch Amazon
5The Mills Brothers Chinatown My Chinatown Sweeter Than Sugar Amazon
6The Mills Brothers I Can't Give You Anything But Love This Is Art Deco Amazon
7Boswell Sisters Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Boswell Sisters Amazon
8Boswell Sisters Stop the Sun Stop the Moon Boswell Sisters Amazon
9Jeanette MacDonald Isn't It Romantic Hits of '32 Amazon
10Jimmy Grier Orchestra voc. The Three Ambassadors We`ve Got To Put That Sun Back In The Sky Echoes From The Cocoanut Grove Amazon
11Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Let's Put Out The Lights (And Go To Bed) Amazon
12George Formby I Told My Baby With The Ukelele I'm The Ukulele Man Amazon
13Cab Calloway Eadie Was A Lady Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
14Ivie Anderson It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) An Introduction To Ivie Anderson Amazon
15Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Doin' The New Lowdown A Tribute To Black Entertainers #1 Amazon
16Louis Armstrong All Of Me The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
17The Mills Brothers with Duke Ellington & Orchestra Diga, Diga, Do The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 2 Amazon
18The Mills Blue Rhythm Band Mighty Sweet Rhythm Spasm Amazon
19Helen Morgan with Victor Young & His Orchestra Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Art Deco: Lovely Ladies of Stage and Screen Amazon
20Jimmie Grier & His Orchestra One Hour With You Paper Moon Amazon
21Al Bowlly Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries Just A Bowl Of Cherries Amazon
22Mildred Bailey Rockin' Chair Hoagy Carmichael & Friends: Stardust Melody Amazon
23Paul Robeson Ol' Man River Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
24The Mills Brothers Goodbye, Blues Hits of '32 Amazon
25Gene Austin A Ghost Of A Chance Voice Of The Southland Amazon
26Bing Crosby I Found A Million Dollar Baby Henry & June Amazon
27Bing Crosby Paradise Hits of '32 Amazon
28Bing Crosby Dinah Bing Crosby in Hollywood (1930-1934), Vol. 1 Amazon
29Leo Reisman And His Orchestra;Milton Douglas Brother, Can You Spare a Dime (From The Musical Review "Americana") [Remastered 2003] Poor Man's Heaven – Blues And Tales Of The Great Depression – When The Sun Goes Down Series Amazon
30Sam Browne with Ambrose & His Orchestra The Sun Has Got His Hat On [Remastered 2003] Hits of '32 Amazon

Songs About Cats

Nothing wrong with a little theme fun…and what better way to have it than with a topic that can be heard from in virtually any genre: cats. cool cats, tom cats, go cats, hep-cats, black cats, pussy cats, kitty cats and kittens…all of them are subject to our musical scrutiny in this week’s Deeper Roots show. We’ll hear from the early banjo novelty genius Harry Reser, key meddling Fats Waller, lounge swingers like Bobby Darin, Cy Coleman, and The Blue Hawaiians. And you know there’s also a hint of of black cat and pussy cat jazz and blues from Bo Carter, Bob Brozman, Benny Goodman, and Eddie Lang.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mongo Santamaria El Pussy Cat Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
3Julia Lee Scat You Cats Ugly Papa Amazon
4Bo Carter Pussy Cat Blues Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey [Disc 1] Amazon
5Bob Brozman Dead Cat On The Line Blues Reflex Amazon
6Bob Brozman Dog and Cat Hello Central, Give Me Dr. Jazz! Amazon
7Little Willie John Leave My Kitten Alone Little Willie John: All 15 of His Chart Hits from 1953-1962 Amazon
8Roy Orbison Bad Cat [Demo Recording] The Soul of Rock And Roll [Disc 1] Amazon
9Roy Orbison Cat Called Domino The Soul of Rock And Roll [Disc 1] Amazon
10Harry Reser Cat And Dog The Collection Amazon
11Harry Reser Kitten On The Keys The Collection Amazon
12Fats Waller Kitten On The Keys Music By Fats Waller Amazon
13Eddie Lang Wild Cat 100 Jazz Guitar Favorites Amazon
14Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, The Benny Goodman Sextet Wholly Cats The Original Guitar Hero Amazon
15The Blue Hawaiians Searchin' for da Cat Sway Amazon
16The Blue Hawaiians Da Cat (Reprise) Sway Amazon
17Four Piece Suit Something for Cat Ready to Where? Amazon
18Cy Coleman Pussy Cat Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 8: Cocktail Capers Amazon
19Dean Martin Open Up The Doghouse (Two Cats Are Coming In) (1992 Digital Remaster) The Capitol Years [Disc 1] Amazon
20Norma Tanega Walkin' My Cat Named Dog Time Life – The Folk Years – Reason To Believe [Disc 2] Amazon
21Bobby Darin Gyp the Cat [#] Wild Cool & Swingin Amazon
22Cappy Bianco The Cat Foot Tappin' & Dance At Screamin' Festival Vol. 5 Amazon
23Lee Allen And His Band Cat Walk The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 4] Amazon
24Dave "Baby" Cortez Cat Nip Happy Organs, Wild Guitars Amazon
25Bob Dylan Cat's In The Well Under The Red Sky Amazon
26Lee Dorsey The Kitty Cat Song The Ep Collection…Plus Amazon
27The Coasters Three Cool Cats Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
28Maria Muldaur Shout You Cats Garden Of Joy Amazon
29Jimmy Swan Country Cattin' Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
30Charlie Walker Wild as a Wildcat The Best of Country Amazon
31Charlie Adams Cattin' Around Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
32Louis Jordan At The Swing Cats Ball Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
33Curley Weaver & Clarence Moore Wild Cat Kitten Georgia Blues 1928-33 Amazon
34Cisco Houston The Cat Came Back The Folkways Years: 1944-1961 Amazon
35Freddie Neil & Friend Listen Kitten 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
36Tom Jones What's New Pussycat? The Best of Tom Jones [Polygram] Amazon

Everly Brothers Tribute

Hits from the 50s and 60s…covers by contemporary artists… original versions … songs from Phil and Don and from the songwriting team that brought them fame: Boudleaux and Felice Bryant. We’ll spend time on all of them…and more…in a special two hour tribute to the brothers who may not have been able to get along but they got along with their fans beginning with 1957’s Bye Bye Love. They lasted as solid pop, country, and rock crossovers well into the mid-1960s and we’re going to celebrate their music featuring performers including Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, The Persuasions, Buddy Miller, and a host of others.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Everly Brothers Should We Tell Him Classic Everly Brothers CD1 Amazon
3The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. Disc 1 Amazon
4The Everly Brothers So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) Gems from the Warner Brothers Vault, Pt. 3 Amazon
5John Prine With Connie Smith So Sad (To Watch Love Go Bad) In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
6The Everly Brothers Crying in the Rain Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. Disc 1 Amazon
7Rockpile Crying in the Rain Seconds of Pleasure Amazon
8Rockpile Take a Message to Mary Seconds of Pleasure Amazon
9The Everly Brothers Muskrat Both Sides Of An Evening Amazon
10Merle Travis Muskrat Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
11The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band All I Have to Do Is Dream Dirt, Silver & Gold Disc 2 Amazon
12The Persuasions All I Have To Do Is Dream Good News Amazon
13Linda Ronstadt When Will I Be Loved Very Best Of Linda Ronstadt Amazon
14Everly Brothers When Will I Be Loved Classic Everly Brothers – Vol. 2 Amazon
15The Everly Brothers Walk Right Back [Single – 1961] Singles / EP's /Radio / Live Amazon
16The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie The Rock 'N' Roll Era: 1957 Amazon
17David Lindley Bye Bye Love El Rayo-X Amazon
18Madeleine Peyroux Bye Bye Love The Blue Room Amazon
19Linda Ronstadt/Valerie Carter Devoted to You Dedicated to the One I Love Amazon
20Teddy Thompson The Price Of Love A Piece Of What You Need (iTunes Version) Amazon
21Everly Brothers Till I Kissed You Classic Everly Brothers – Vol. 2 Amazon
22Buddy Miller The Price Of Love Midnight And Lonesome Amazon
23The Everly Brothers The Price of Love Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. Disc 2 Amazon
24Emmylou Harris Sleepless Nights Pieces Of The Sky Amazon
25Ray Charles Bye Bye Love Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 3 Amazon
26Roy Orbison All I Have To Do Is Dream The Soul of Rock And Roll [Disc 2] Amazon
27Roy Orbison Bye Bye Love Sings Lonely and Blue [US Bonus Tracks] Amazon
28The Everly Brothers Bowling Green Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. Disc 2 Amazon
29Kirsty MacColl Walk Right Back What Do Pretty Girls Do? Amazon
30John Fogerty When Will I Be Loved? (With Bruce Springsteen) The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again Amazon
31The Everly Brothers Memories Are Made Of This It's Everly Time Amazon
32The Everly Brothers I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Amazon
33Everly Brothers Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet Classic Everly Brothers – Vol. 2 Amazon
34The Everly Brothers Down In The Willow Garden Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Amazon
35Kevin Russell Walk Right Back Plain Dirt Fashion Amazon