Category Archives: Deeper Roots on KOWS

R&B Boogie Woogie

Drop by to play along with the second of a two-part episode exploring an eclectic blend of boogie woogie, in the key of rhythm and blues. There will be enough piano pounding, toe-tapping, and slick percussion to feed the need for musical speed in our show this week. The usual suspects will keep the line moving and we’ll also bring out some old favorites including performances from Hadda Brooks, Gladys Bentley, Oscar’s Chicago Swingers, Rosco Gordon and Albert Ammons. This second episode keeps true to the sound that surfaced in the early century, blending juke joint rhythms and house party dance celebrations. Be sure to check us out on our new web site player or at the Live365 web site.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Freddie Slack Rockin' The Boogie Boogie Woogie [Disc 8] Amazon
3Joe Lutcher Rockin' Boogie (04-19-47) 1947 Amazon
4The Treniers Rock-a-Beatin Boogie Roots Of Rock & Roll – Rough And Rowdy [Disc 10] Amazon
5Big Joe Turner Boogie Woogie Country Girl Big Joe Turner: The Definitive Blues Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon
6Rosco Gordon T Model Boogie Let's Get High (B) Amazon
7Hadda Brooks Swingin' The Boogie I've Got News For You [Disc 2] Amazon
8Nellie Lutcher Lake Charles Boogie Hurry On Down Amazon
9Gladys Bentley Boogie'n My Woogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
10Mabel Scott Baseball Boogie Baseball A Film By Ken Burns – Original Soundtrack Recording Amazon
11Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings Boogie Woogie Stomp Boogie Woogie Stomp! Amazon
12Champion Jack Dupree Dupree Shake Dance Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
13Pinetop Perkins Pinetop's Boogie Woogie Let's Drink Some Juice… Amazon
14Little Brother Montgomery No Special Rider Blues Boogie Woogie Stomp! Amazon
15Roosevelt Sykes Blues n' Boogie Chicago Boogie Amazon
16Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Dripper's Boogie Vol. 2 – Dripper's Boogie Amazon
17Amos Milburn Roomin' House Boogie Down The Road Apiece -The Best Of Amos Milburn Amazon
18Roy Brown Boogie Woogie Blues Good Rockin' Tonight Amazon
19Sir Charles Thompson Mister Boogie Juke Joint Jump: A Boogie Woogie Celebration Amazon
20Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Tamburitza Boogie Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 1949 – 1950 Amazon
21Brownie McGhee Robbie-Doby Boogie Savoy Blues 1948-1954 [Disc 2] Amazon
22Frankie Lee Sims She Likes to Boogie Real Slow Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll/Volume 2 [Disc 5] Amazon
23Roy Milton Milton's Boogie Living The Blues – Jump Blues & Boogie Amazon
24Jake Porter Jake's Boogie in D Flat Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 Amazon
25Joey Thomas Hobo Boogie Jumpin' The Blues:MCA Label(ACE CD) Amazon
26Oscar's Chicago Swingers I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woogie Now Them Dirty Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
27Professor Longhair Boogie Woogie New Orleans Piano Amazon
28Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings Jitterbug Boogie Just For A Thrill / Live Amazon
29Eddie "Clean Head" Vinson Old Maid's Boogie Down Home Blues Amazon
30Little Walter Boogie Lone Star Amazon
31Annisteen Allen Bongo Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
32Amos Milburn Sax Shack Boogie Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon

Country Boogie Woogie

While the origin of the term is in debate, there are numerous stories that almost make sense but cannot be verified. However, 20th century blues, country and rock and roll were rife with the reference and it turned into a guitar lick, a piano run, and a salty reference on the standup. Deeper Roots will be spending time with the country versions, inherited (nee appropriated) from the rhythm and blues form … and a little bit of history as well. We’ve got the classic country sounds of Sheb Wooley, Johnny Tyler, and The Delmore Brothers paired up with higher octane country Americana from Dale Watson, Robert Gordon, and Asleep at the Wheel. Chuck Berry once said “It used to be called boogie-woogie, it used to be called blues, used to be called rhythm & blues…it’s called rock now”. You can quote me in enlightening that observation by calling it “one nascent stream that emptied into a swift river.” Tune in Friday evenings here on Sonoma County Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Merrill Moore Nola Boogie Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 1] Amazon
3Al Dexter & His Troopers Saturday Night Boogie Hillibilly Boogie! Amazon
4Hardrock Gunter Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night Gravy Train: Hillbilly Meets R&B Amazon
5Vance Morris & His Alabama Playboys Crazy About The Boogie Hillbilly Boogie Box [Disc 4] Amazon
6Hank Snow Rhumba Boogie Hillbilly Boogie Box [Disc 4] Amazon
7Johnny Tyler Oakie Boogie Southern Belle [Disc 1] Amazon
8Sheb Wooley Mule Boogie Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
9Johnny Bond Alabama Boogie Boy Put Me To Bed Amazon
10Bob Newman Hangover Boogie Crossroads In Cowtown Amazon
11Skeets McDonald The Southland Boogie Skeets McDonald – One Classic Album & Singles Collection Amazon
12Dale Watson Texas Boogie Cheatin' Heart Attack Amazon
13Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Stratosphere Boogie Stratosphere Boogie Amazon
14Merle Travis Merle's Boogie Woogie Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
15Les Paul Guitar Boogie Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Plus (1936-47) [Disc 2] Amazon
16Kate Mackenzie Pan American Boogie Steel Rails: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 1 Amazon
17Doc Watson Freight Train Boogie Songs From Home Amazon
18Red Foley Hobo Boogie The Essential Recordings Amazon
19The Delmore Brothers Peach Street Boogie The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 15 Amazon
20Sonny Burgess We Wanna Boogie Oxford American 11th Edition Southern Music 2009 Amazon
21Grady Martin & His Slewfoot Five Wooly Boogie The Very Best Of Amazon
22Sleepy Labeef Shot-Gun Boogie (Overdub) Sleepy Rocks Amazon
23Webb Pierce Teenage Boogie All Hits! [Disc 2] Amazon
24Robert Gordon and Link Wray Rock Billy Boogie Too Fast to live… Too Young to Die Amazon
25Asleep at the Wheel 08 Boogie Back to Texas 10 Amazon
26Tiny Hill Milk Bucket Boogie Country Music On the Mercury Label Amazon
27Little Jimmy Dickens You Better Not Do That Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
28Little Jimmy Dickens Buddy's Boogie Four Classic Albums Plus Singles 1954-1962 Amazon
29Porky Freeman Boogie Woogie Boy Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys: The West Coast Indies Amazon
30Tennessee Ernie Ford Blackberry Boogie Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 1] Amazon
31Tennessee Ernie Ford False Hearted Girl Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon
32Asleep at the Wheel Choo Choo Ch'Boogie The Best of Asleep at the Wheel Amazon
33Tennessee Ernie Ford Shot-Gun Boogie Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 3] Amazon

9 Volt Heart

Deeper Roots goes free form this week with some classic country and blues right alongside tradition. From Pee Wee King to Memphis Minnie and Robert “Barbecue Bob” Hicks to Chuck Wills…we’ve got the goods. We’ll fill our Friday two hours with a delightful collection of music from the past one hundred years, live from the KOWS Cherry Street Historic District in downtown Santa Rosa, California. Got some sugar, radio memories, gospel rafter-raisers, and a track from Luke the Drifter…and remember….ninety-nine and a half just won’t do when you’re listening to the radio. Which is why we give you a hundred percent here on community radio. An eclectic blend of sounds that takes you back to the little Zenith or Silvertone that you put up to your ear, driven by that two-pronged nine-volt heart. Join us for some memories.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Charlie Musselwhite Christo Redemptor Stand Back! Amazon
3The Iguanas 9 Volt Heart Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart Amazon
4Dave Alvin Border Radio Romeo's Escape Amazon
5Merle Haggard And The Strangers Silver Wings (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 06) Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard Amazon
6Rosanne Cash Black Cadillac Black Cadillac Amazon
7Pee Wee King (Vocal: Dick Lory) Catty Town Classic Rockabilly-Cool Cats & Hot Chicks Amazon
8Little Jimmy Dickens Country Boy Honky Tonk 1945-1953 [Disc 1] Amazon
9Hank Williams No, No Joe Beyond The Sunset Amazon
10The Spare Change Boys Policeman Classic Old-Time Music from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
11Peetie Wheatstraw Doin' The Best I Can (Take A) Too Late, Too Late, More Newly Discovered Titles And Alternate Takes. Vol. 4 Amazon
12Barbecue Bob It Just Won't Hay Barbecue Bob Vol. 2 (1928 – 1929) Amazon
13Reverend Pearly Brown Ninety Nine And A Half Won't Do The Essential Guide To Gospel Amazon
14Bo Diddley Diddy Wah Diddy Bo Knows Bo Amazon
15Lead Belly Black Betty Lead Belly's Last Sessions Amazon
16Memphis Minnie New Dirty Dozen Queen Of Country Blues Amazon
17Charles Brown Don't Get Salty Sugar The Classic Earliest Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
18Chuck Willis Sugar Sugar I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The Stroll Amazon
19Ray Batts Stealin' Sugar Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
20Merle Travis Too Much Sugar For A Dime Hot Pickin' [Disc 2] Amazon
21Mark Spoelstra Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now Classic Folk Music From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
22Howlin' Wolf My Country Sugar Mama The Real Folk Blues Amazon
23Sister Rosetta Tharpe Up Above My Head Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 2 Amazon
24Sister Rosetta Tharpe Shout Sister Shout Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 2 Amazon
25Blind Willie McTell Lord, Send Me An Angel (Take 2) Too Late, Too Late, More Newly Discovered Titles And Alternate Takes. Vol. 4 Amazon
26Big Bill Broonzy Hey Hey An Introduction To Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
27Eric Clapton Hey Hey Unplugged Amazon
28Pee Wee King Slow Poke 1974-Country Music Hall Of Fam Amazon
29Les Paul & Mary Ford Tico, Tico Bye Bye Blues/Les and Mary Amazon
30Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Flippin' the Lid Stratosphere Boogie Amazon
31Alden Howard/Dick Hyman I'll See You in My Dreams Sweet and Lowdown Amazon
32Bob Dylan Duquesne Whistle Tempest Amazon
33Peggy Lee Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba Amore d'Italia Amazon
34Hadda Brooks Bully Wully Boogie That's My Desire Amazon

Groove Juice Special

Not exactly sure what ‘groove juice’ is, but for the purposes of our show full of sass and novelty, we’ll just suggest you make it what you want it. It’s a whimsical, sometimes bawdy, morning collection of the past 100 years of jazz, folk, country, and pop (with a little who-knows-what-that-is thrown in).  We’ve got poodles, big feet, Ovaltine, four leaf clovers, rabbits, and tattoos included with the subject matter today. Songs that are as delectable as they are incredible. We’ve got Skeets McDonald, Robert Crumb, Mae West, Groucho Marx, Dorothy Shay (the Park Avenue Hillbilly), and a couple dozen others for your Friday morning. Oh yeah, and some Johnny Cash and Slim Gaillard as well. So tune into KRJF Community Radio this week for all you can handle.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue [Live] 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
3Geraint Watkins Bouffant In a Bad Mood – Deluxe Expanded Edition Amazon
4Slim & Slam Groove Juice Special Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart Columbia (Disc 3) Amazon
5Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Dad Gum Ya Hide Boy The Aladdin Story (Pt. 1) Amazon
6Harry "The Hipster" Gibson Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
7Tampa Red & Big Maceo Let Me Play With Your Poodle Radio Radio Vol.5 [Disc 3] Bob Dylan Amazon
8Johnny Buckett Let Me Play With Your Poodle Dirty Boogie:The Fortune Records Story Amazon
9Jimmie Davis The Poodle Dog Song Doggone Country Amazon
10Sam Butera & the Witnesses French Poodle Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 5: Wild Cool & Swingin Amazon
11Hank Penny Rabbits Don't Ever Get Married Crazy Rhythm: The Standard Transcriptions Amazon
12Skeets McDonald The Tattooed Lady Dirty Boogie: The Fortune Records Story Amazon
13Groucho Marx & Bing Crosby Lydia The Tattooed Lady The Marx Brothers Greatest Hits Amazon
14The Hoosier Hot Shots I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones) Rural Rhythm 1935-42 Amazon
15Mae West I'm An Occidental Woman In An Oriental Mood For Love The Mae West Collection Amazon
16Fats Waller Your Feet's Too Big Fats Waller Greatest Hits Amazon
17Dave Van Ronk Your Feet's Too Big Sweet & Lowdown Amazon
18Dave Van Ronk Would You Like to Swing on a Star? Sunday Street Amazon
19R. Crumb And His Cheap Suit Serenaders Hula Melody (Radio Broadcast) R. Crumb's Music Sampler Amazon
20Fiddlin' Ian McCamy Quartette Schottische R. Crumb's Music Sampler Amazon
21Al Miller I Found A Four Leaf Clover (BP 8047, 12923-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
22Bo Carter She's Your Cook, But She Burns My Bread Sometimes The Rough Guide To Ragtime Blues & Hokum Amazon
23Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon I'm Gonna Steal You (BP 8040, 12920-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
24Ben Selvin Orchestra Who's Your Little Who Zis Vintage Music: Original Classics from the 1920s and 1930s Amazon
25Dorothy Shay Feudin & Fightin 47 Your Hit Parade Amazon
26Eileen Barton If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd 've Baked A Cake) Mairzy Doats-44 Wacky Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
27Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo) 47 Your Hit Parade Amazon
28Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters I'll Si-Si Ya In Bahia [Single Version] Their Complete Recordings Together [Disc 2] Amazon
29John Fogerty Honey Do Deja Vu All Over Again Amazon
30Louis Prima I Wanna Be Like You The Jungle Book (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) [Remastered] Amazon
31Eartha Kitt/Henri René & His Orchestra I Want to Be Evil Purr-Fect: Greatest Hits Amazon
32Hank Penny The Mink on her Back King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 2] Amazon

Lefty Merle Willie Hank & Hank

It’s a songwriter’s showcase this morning on Deeper Roots. Country music songwriters Lefty Frizell, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Hank Cochran, and Hank Williams are highlighted in a show that features covers by their contemporaries (and a few from the recent past) including Iris DeMent, Ernest Tubb, Billy Walker, Bob Dylan, Rosanne Cash, and at least two dozen others. Our show pays tribute to some amazing stalwarts who literally defined the country ‘voice’ and story. Join Dave Stroud on another Friday morning on KOWS Community Radio, 92.5 FM Occidental, streaming to all of planet earth on all your favorite services including,, and, our web site, Good morning!

1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine I Want to Be With You Always The Missing Years Amazon
3Red Foley & The Andrews Sisters I Want To Be With You Always Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
4Brennen Leigh I Love You A Thousand Ways Brennen Leigh Sings Lefty Frizzell Amazon
5George Jones If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time) Sings Country and Western Hits Amazon
6Keith Whitley I Never Go Around Mirrors The Rounder Records Story Amazon
7Merle Haggard My Baby's Just Like Money Roots, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Rosanne Cash Featuring Rufus Wainwright Silver Wings (Feat. Rufus Wainwright) The List Amazon
9Bill Kirchen Shelly's Winter Love (Album) Word To The Wise Amazon
10Iris DeMent Big City Tulare Dust: Tribute to Merle Haggard Amazon
11George Jones I Always Get Lucky With You The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country Disc 2 Amazon
12Dale Watson Mama Tried More Great Moments of Vinyl History Amazon
13Ray Price Night Life Columbia Country Classics – Volume 4: The Nashville Sound Amazon
14Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires & The Imperials Quartet Funny How Time Slips Away Elvis Country Amazon
15k.d. lang & the Reclines Three Days Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
16The Little Willies I Gotta Get Drunk The Little Willies Amazon
17The Secret Sisters Why Don't You Love Me The Secret Sisters Amazon
18Bob Dylan I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute Amazon
19Buckwheat Zydeco Hey, Good Lookin' Menagerie Amazon
20Sleepy LaBeef I Saw the Light Sun Records Artists Perform the Hank Williams Songbook Amazon
21Jerry Lee Lewis You Win Again The Definitive Collection Amazon
22Taj Mahal Mind Your Own Business Senor Blues Amazon
23Elvis Costello He's Got You ('Lost Session' Version) Almost Blue Amazon
24Rhiannon Giddens She's Got You Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
25Patsy Cline Why Can't He Be You The Patsy Cline Collection Amazon
26Dottie West Me Today And Her Tomorrow The Essential Dottie West Amazon
27Bobby Bare I'd Fight The World The Best Of Bobby Bare Amazon
28Jamey Johnson Everything But You (featuring Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill) Living For A Song- A Tribute To Hank Cochran Amazon
29Al Green & Lyle Lovett Funny How Time Slips Away Rhythm Country & Blues Amazon

The Sin Game

Sinners, singing and swinging is the theme we’re bringing you as we approach the dog days of summer in yet another season of COVID. In a show refactored for these new and dangerous times we raise the level of the gospel message with influential performers from the past century like Blind Willie Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, The Louvin Brothers, and some contemporary interpretations to remind us that Jesus did, indeed, rock the jukebox with a steady roll. Gospel’s rhythm is the rhythm of rock ‘n roll but these songs also carry a message for all you sinners out there. Don’t let the devil ride the devil’s slide into Satan’s burning hell…all songs with a pressing message and a sense of sermon.  You can tune us in Friday evenings on 92.5 FM in Sonoma County or streaming to the world at

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Brozman Devil's Slide Devil's Slide Amazon
3The Louvin Brothers Sinner, You'd Better Get Ready Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old-Timey Gospel Music Amazon
4Singers of United Sacred Harp Musical Assoc led by Maud Quinn Sinner's Friend Southern Journey, Vol. 10: And Glory Shone Around Amazon
5Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell The Essential Guide To Gospel Amazon
6Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
7Golden Gate Quartet God's Gonna Cut 'em Down 101 Great Black Gospel, Vol. 1 Amazon
8Sonny Treadway Don't Let The Devil Ride Sacred Steel Guitar Amazon
9The Blind Boys Of Alabama Freedom Road Higher Ground Amazon
10Reverend Robert Ballinger And The Gospel Chimes John Saw How Sweet it Was Amazon
11Sister Rosetta Tharpe The Devil Has Thrown Him Down The Original Soul Sister: Singing in My Soul [Disc 3] Amazon
12The Harmonizing Four Oh Sinner Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
13The Swan Silvertones Sinner Man Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
14The Silver Quintette Sinner's Crossroads Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
15The Soul Stirrers Sinner Run To Jesus (Take 1) Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
16Johnny Cash God's Gonna Cut You Down American V: A Hundred Highways Amazon
17Elder Charles Beck Rock And Roll Sermon – Part 1 Document Shortcuts Vol. 1 "God Don't Like It" Amazon
18The White Stripes Seven Nation Army Elephant Amazon
19The Almanac Singers Get Thee Behind Me, Satan Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 1] Amazon
20The Louvin Brothers What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul Close Harmony [Disc 8] Amazon
21The Louvin Brothers Satan Lied to Me Long Play Collection Amazon
22Fern Jones Strange Things Happening Every Day The Glory Road Amazon
23Brother Claude Ely You Took The Wrong Road Again Satan Get Back Amazon
24Fern Jones I Do Believe The Glory Road Amazon
25Lonnie Johnson Devil's Got The Blues Complete Recorded Works, Vol:1 Amazon
26Mavis And The Staple Singers Uncloudy Day Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
27Piney Grove Spiritual Singers of Milledgeville, Ga Get Back Satan The Pitch/Gusman Records Story Amazon
28Gospel Supremes Sinner Man Local Customs: Downriver Revival Amazon
29Reverend Gary Davis Pure Religion Harlem Street Singer Amazon
30Flying Clouds of Augusta, Ga Don't Let The Devil Ride The Pitch/Gusman Records Story Amazon
31Blind Willie Johnson If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Disc 1) Amazon
32Tony Bennett Sing You Sinners [#] The Essential Tony Bennett [Columbia/Legacy] Disc 1 Amazon
33Brother Claude Ely There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down Heartwarming Gospel – 18 Best of King Gospel Amazon

Dope Head Blues

It’s one of the novelty topics but that’s only whistling in the graveyard now, isn’t it? An episode of vipers and wild nights backstage, a reflection of the party atmosphere and the debauchery that would often take place after long nights of performing and jiving. We’ll also touch on the devil’s weed, as it was once known before the recognition of Victorian sensibilities was ejected in favor of common sense. The music will include primarily blues and jazz but we’ll also dip into some later novelty sounds to keep us all honest with the topics of coke, opium, marijuana, and pills on the agenda. Sweet bath house sounds from Bette Midler, wistful sounds from Phil Lawrence and Dan Hicks take center stage alongside the music of The Cats & The Fiddle, Fats Waller, Barney Bigard, and Cab Calloway. Quite a lineup and quite a topic surrounded by junkies, reefers, hadacol concoctions, and mellow stuff…so we hope you’ll drop by on a Friday morning in Sonoma County.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Mabon Got To Have Some I'm The Fixer : The Best Of The USA Records Sessions Amazon
3The Ink Spots That Cat Is High Cocaine Blues Amazon
4The Cats & The Fiddle Killin' Jive The Very Best Of Amazon
5The Spirits of Rhythm Junk Man Cocaine Blues Amazon
6Cleo Brown The Stuff Is Here And It's Mellow The Legendary Cleo Brown Amazon
7Champion Jack Dupree Junker's Blues ABC Of The Blues Vol 6 Amazon
8Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Junco Partner Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll – The Anthology 1938-1953 Amazon
9Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks Long Comma Viper The Blue Thumb Years 1971-1973 Amazon
10Phil Lawrence Viper's Dream Mandolin Heaven Amazon
11Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys You're a Viper Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
12Louis Armstrong Song Of The Vipers [Album Version] Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 Amazon
13Lalo Guerrero Marihuana Boogie Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
14Bette Midler Marahuana Songs For The New Depression Amazon
15Julia Lee Marijuana Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
16Fats Waller The Reefer Song Last Testament His Final Recor Amazon
17Barney Bigard Sextet Sweet Marihuana Brown The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
18Larry Adler Smoking Reefers The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
19Johnny Price Marijuana, The Devil Flower Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
20Johnny Cash Leave That Junk Alone The Man In Black 1954-1958 [Disc 2] Amazon
21Hot Lips Page Feelin' High And Happy Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
22Ella Fitzgerald When I Get Low I Get High Cryin' Mood Amazon
23Cab Calloway Kickin' The Gong Around The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
24Julia Lee Pipe Dreams Kansas City Star [Disc 5] Amazon
25Tampa Red That Stuff Is Here Tampa Red The Guitar Wizard Amazon
26Cedar Creek Sheik Don't Use That Stuff Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice Amazon
27Dick Justice Cocaine Rough Guide To The Blues Songsters Amazon
28Reverend Gary Davis Cocaine Blues Blues And Ragtime Amazon
29Charley Jordan Just A Spoonful Cocaine Blues Amazon
30Slim & Slam Chinatown, My Chinatown Cocaine Blues Amazon
31Dr. John Junko Partner The Ultimate Dr. John Amazon
32The Treniers Hadacole (That's All) They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon

Those Old Familiars

Quaint, sweet, nostalgic…just a few adjectives to describe today’s music. Digging into the digital bins we’ve surfaced some of the more familiar of tunes from the last century. Early century pop, country, jazz and vocal harmonies all being serenades with upbeat and good natured favorites of the Great American Songbook. We’ll hear from Fats Waller, Eddie Condon, Ted Lewis, the Sons of the Pioneers, and Blind Blake with songs that ring a true bell in the heart. Songs about lazy rivers, love letters, the lovesick blues, and Kentucky moon. Don’t let yourself get carried away as you lean in closer to the speakers. We certainly don’t want you to hurt yourself. KOWS Community radio is a connection worth making with an eclectic blend of sounds from up and down the genre expanses…streaming to planet Earth at Join us.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin' Music By Fats Waller Amazon
3Gene Austin Love Letters In The Sand A Time To Relax Amazon
4Gene Austin My Blue Heaven A Time To Relax Amazon
5Ted Lewis I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby Is Everybody Happy Now? Amazon
6Bing Crosby Someday, Sweetheart [Single Version] Bing Crosby And Some Jazz Friends Amazon
7The Boswell Sisters Accompanied By The Dorsey Brothers When I Take My Sugar to Tea Those Were The Days. [Disc 1] Amazon
8The Spirits Of Rhythm Nobody's Sweetheart (Remastered) The Spirits of Rhythm feat. Teddy Bunn Amazon
9Eddie Condon Aint' Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll That's A Serious Thing Amazon
10Blind Blake Diddie Wah Diddie ABC Of The Blues Vol 5 Amazon
11Emmett Miller Right Or Wrong Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
12Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Right Or Wrong King Of Western Swing Volume One Amazon
13Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Somebody Stole My Gal Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 3 : Easy Ridin' Papa Amazon
14Jimmy Wakely Roll Along, Kentucky Moon Vintage Collections Amazon
15Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Lazy River Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 5 Amazon
16Johnny Davis And His Orchestra Sugar The Big Broadcast, Volume 8: Jazz and Popular Music of the 1920s and 1930s Amazon
17Al Clauser & His Oklahoma Outlaws Some Sweet Day The Best Of Western Swing Amazon
18Sons of the Pioneers Prairie Lullaby Songs of the Prairie – CD2 Amazon
19W. Lee & His Hillbilly Boys All I Do Is Dream of You Western Swing Chronicles Vol. 4 1933-1938 Amazon
20Hank Williams Lovesick Blues Artist's Choice: Johnny Cash Amazon
21The Mills Brothers In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree (L. Armstrong) Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
22The Mills Brothers My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua Hawaii The 1930's Recordings – Chronological Volume 5 Amazon
23Nat King Cole Sweet Lorraine Ray Charles – Music that Matters to Him Amazon
24Louis Armstrong & All His Stars Lazy River The Complete Decca Studio Recordings Of Louis Armstrong And The All Stars [Disc 3] Amazon
25Fats Waller Your Feet's Too Big The Joint Is Jumpin' Amazon
26Dean Martin/Orchestra Pretty Baby That's Amore: The Best of Dean Martin Amazon
27Doris Day Moonlight Bay The Best Of Doris Day Amazon
28Tiny Bradshaw The Sheik of Araby (09-29-34) Breaking Up the House [Disc 1] Amazon
29The Boswell Sisters Shine On, Harvest Moon It's The Girls Amazon
30John Prine/Kacey Musgraves Mental Cruelty For Better, Or Worse Amazon
31The Browns You Nearly Lose Your Mind Classics 1963-1964 (Warped 6384) Amazon
32Cab Calloway 05 I Ain't Got Nobody Chronological 1934-37 Amazon
33Laurel and Hardy Shine on Harvest Moon The Oxford American Southern Sampler 1999 Amazon

Mean Old World

This week’s show is a free form collection of songs from early, middle and late, all blending tradition, pop, rock ‘n roll, soul, and so much more. Little themes and big ones that bring out the best in us and some old favorites as well. Tune in on Friday at 9 for Deeper Roots and we’ll give you some Mills Brothers, John Prine, Ivory Joe Hunter and John Sebastian…oh yes, a little Bo Diddley and some Bette Davis thrown in. Community Radio in Sonoma County is all about eclectic, non-commercial entertainment with voices of your community there to bring you home. It’s a mean old world but it’s also a big, old goofy one and we’ve got the sounds this week on Deeper Roots to prove it.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers Mean Old World The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 3] Amazon
3Jorma Kaukonen & Tom Hobson I Am The Light Of This World Quah [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
4Lucinda Williams Sweet Old World Sweet Old World Amazon
5Johnny Burnette Big Big World 25 Greatest Hits Amazon
6John Prine It's a Big Old Goofy World The Missing Years Amazon
7Los Lobos We Belong Together La Bamba Amazon
8The Mills Brothers Sixty Seconds Got Together Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
9Campus Kids Managua, Nicaragua The Groups Sing [Disc 2] Amazon
10Carmen Miranda Chica Chica Boom Chic The Very Best of Carmen Miranda Amazon
11Sue Foley Cuban Getaway Antone's Women: Bringing You the Best in Blues Amazon
12Dean Martin Memories Are Made Of This Crush On You Amazon
13Nick Lowe Sensitive Man The Old Magic Amazon
14Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan Tennessee Bird Walk Hard To Find 45s On CD: Pop & Country Classics Amazon
15John Sebastian Red-Eye Express The Best Of John Sebastian Amazon
16Dan Penn Don't Lose Your Good Thing The Fame Recordings Amazon
17Ivory Joe Hunter Since I Met You Baby Since I Met You Baby Amazon
18Ollie & The Nightingales I Got A Sure Thing Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
19The Spinners It's A Shame The Very Best Of Amazon
20Ann Cole Got My Mo-Jo Working (But It Just Won't Work On You) Jump, Jive & Swing Amazon
21Nat King Cole Mona Lisa 30 Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
22Dinning Sisters Oh Monah Almost Sweet And Gentle [Disc 1] Amazon
23Bo Diddley Mona Living The Blues – Chicago Blues Giants Amazon
24Bette Davis They're Either Too Young Or Too Old -from Thank Your Lucky Stars Warner Brothers 75 Years of Film Music (2) Amazon
25The Prisonaires All Alone And Lonely The Prisonaires – Just Walkin' In The Rain Amazon
26John Prine With Dolores Keane It's A Cheating Situation In Spite Of Ourselves Amazon
27Elvis Presley Viva Las Vegas 2nd To None Amazon
28Jo Stafford I Love You You Belong To Me Amazon
29Boswell Sisters I Thank You Mr. Moon Boswell Sisters Amazon
30Boswell Sisters Stop the Sun Stop the Moon Boswell Sisters Amazon
31Bill Kirchen Valley of the Moon (Album) Word To The Wise Amazon

The River In Music

There are no more essential metaphors to be had in the American story than that of the river. The river is nature’s alliance with mankind and its muse in prose, poetry and song. It is the stuff of dreams, the movement of the clock in Her terms, the news of the day when the banks are breached, and the symbol of biblical ventures of time and home. So we’ll be taking to the river on a Friday in July to feel the warmth of the surface knowing full well that the undercurrent is treacherous and cold beneath the hull. Music this week includes the stories of the Great Flood of 1927 with Barbecue Bob, the baptismal elements from Alison Krauss and Irma Thomas, Central Valley memories from Dave Alvin by way of Merle Haggard, and the poetry of river sounding chants and Paul Robeson’s muscle. Tune in as we drift our way down the Mississippi and beyond on Friday morning on Deeper Roots.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marilyn Monroe River Of No Return The Essential Marilyn Monroe Amazon
3Charles Colman & William Eaton River Sounding Chant 5- The Long Road To Freedom : An Anthology Of Black Music Amazon
4Paul Robeson Ol' Man River American Songbook Series: Jerome Kern Amazon
5Marian Anderson Deep River Folk Song America-A 20th Century Revival [Disc 1] Amazon
6Mavis Staples In The Mississippi River (Cd) We'll Never Turn Back Amazon
7Johnny Cash Big River Original Greatest Hits Amazon
8The Carter Family River Of Jordan The Carter Family 1927 – 1934 [Disc 1] Amazon
9Alison Krauss Down to the River to Pray O Brother, Where Art Thou? Amazon
10Delmore Brothers Happy on the Mississippi Shores Brown's Ferry Blues Amazon
11Tennessee Ernie Ford with Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Billy May River Of No Return Capitol Records' From The Vaults, Volume 7 – Capitol Goes To The Movies – 1944-55 Amazon
12Louis Armstrong & All His Stars Lazy River The Complete Decca Studio Recordings Of Louis Armstrong And The All Stars [Disc 3] Amazon
13Snooks Eaglin Going to the River Complete Imperial Recordings Amazon
14Fats Domino Going to the River This Is Gold Disc 1 Amazon
15Dr. John Back By The River Mos' Scocious: The Dr. John Anthology [Disc 2] Amazon
16Robert Hicks Mississippi Heavy Water Blues People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
17Slocan Ramblers Mississippi Heavy Water Blues Queen City Jubilee Amazon
18Joe Shores Mississippi Sounding Calls [A-1] Field Recordings, Vol. 3: Mississippi (1936-1942) Amazon
19Jimmie Rodgers Miss The Mississippi And You Recordings 1927 – 1933 [Disc 5] Amazon
20Leon Redbone Mississippi River Blues Double Time Amazon
21Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra Swanee River Swingsation: Jimmie Lunceford Amazon
22Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers One More River The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
23Irma Thomas With Henry Butler River Is Waiting Putumayo Presents Rhythm & Blues Amazon
24John Fogerty River Is Waiting Revival Amazon
25Dave Alvin Kern River West of the West Amazon
26Doc Watson Moody River Memories Amazon
27Doc & Merle Watson Deep River Blues Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues Amazon
28Jorma Kaukonen Red River Blues Blue Country Heart Amazon
29Johnny Rivers Big River The Memphis Sun Recordings Amazon
30The New Christy Minstrels Mighty Mississippi Ramblin' Amazon
31Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Red River Valley 16 Great Songs Of The Old West Amazon