Category Archives: Deeper Roots on KOWS

Jumpin’ Jack

Free form provides our weekly exploration a wider berth in which to stretch our wings. And that’s precisely why I take a free form journey every week or so on Deeper Roots. This week we’ll be featuring at least two tracks from the great Ella Mae Morse, some R&B and Doo Wop from The Cardinals and Ruth Brown, a rare track you may never hear elsewhere featuring the late, great Dr. John, and selected tracks from John Prine, Nat King Cole, The Orlons, and a golden classic country favorite from George Jones. We’re just scratching the surface as we sail through two hours of gospel, tradition, pop, rock, country, bluegrass (inhale), blues, and jazz. Don’t miss this week’s Friday stroll on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Mae Morse Jumpin' Jack Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
3Ruth Brown Daddy Daddy Atlantic Rhythm And Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
4The Cardinals Wheel Of Fortune Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
5Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
6Dr. John Let's Make A Better World (LP Version) Destively Bonnaroo (US Release) Amazon
7Big Joe Turner Hide and Seek Big Joe Rocks Amazon
8Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Strange Things Happening Everyday The Gospel of Blues Amazon
9The Clara Ward Singers Traveling Shoes Meetin' Tonight! Amazon
10Maria Muldaur Travelin' Shoes Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
11Blind Alfred Reed You Must Unload Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
12Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
13Ray Barretto Y Su Charanga Moderna El Watusi Rock Instrumental Classics Vol. 4: Soul Amazon
14Orlons The Wah-Watusi Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 Disc 1 Amazon
15Ricky Nelson Travelin' Man Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 10 Amazon
16J.J. Cale Travelin' Light Troubadour Amazon
17Billie Holiday w/Paul Whiteman Travelin' Light Capitol Jazz 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
18Nat King Cole Dream A Little Dream Of Me The Nat King Cole Trio: The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions [Disc 3] Amazon
19Bert Kaempfert Wimoweh That Happy Feeling Amazon
20S.A. Solomon Linda'S Original Evening Birds Mbube The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 4: Ethnic Music Classics (1925 – 48) Amazon
21Merle Haggard And The Strangers Travelin' Blues Same Train, A Different Time Amazon
22Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Papa's on the House Top Lost Time Amazon
23Dave Alvin Don't Look Now West of the West Amazon
24John Prine/Susan Tedeschi Color of the Blues For Better, Or Worse Amazon
25George Jones Color Of The Blues The Best Of George Jones: 1955-1967 Amazon
26Steve Earle Hillbilly Highway Guitar Town Amazon
27Steve Earle; The Milk Carton Kids Custer Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited Amazon
28Johnny Cash Understand Your Man 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
29Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Travelin' Playback Disc 6 Amazon
30Dr. John Old Settlers Live at Magfest 2014 Amazon
31Cousin Joe How Come My Dog Don't Bark? …..From New Orleans' Amazon

Leon Redbone Tribute

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

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

Gospel Crosscurrents

Another gospel celebration, this time with a mix of country, bluegrass, classic black gospel, and a very special blending from the annals of rock n’ roll. We’re calling this roots celebration “Gospel Cross-Currents” and it makes its way through a mix of fifties country gospel of Fern Jones and Bonnie Owens and some recent country releases of Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives with folk, bluegrass and black gospel of the early century. Tune in for Mac Wiseman, Mahalia Jackson, Elvis, the Alphabetical Four, and Sister Lottie Peavy. Deeper Roots celebrates each Friday morning on KOWS and Friday evening on KWTF.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Good News Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
3Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Keep on the Firing Line Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Amazon
4Carl Story Keep on the Firing Line 1942-1947 (Warped 4780) Amazon
5Browns Ferry Four Keep On The Firing Line Goodbye, Babylon – Goodbye, Babylon [Disc 5] Amazon
6Precious Bryant Sit Down Servant The Truth Amazon
7Jackson Browne & David Lindley Sit Down Servant Love Is Strange [Disc 1] Amazon
8Mike Farris Sit Down Servant Salvation in Lights Amazon
9Bad Livers I'm Using My Bible For A Roadmap Dust On The Bible Amazon
10Mac Wiseman I'm Using My Bible For A Roadmap Most Requested Amazon
11Michelle Lanchester w/Sweet Honey In The Rock I Was Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor (If You See My Savior) African American Gospel: The Pioneering Composers Amazon
12Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin If You See My Savior Lost Time Amazon
13Porter Wagoner/Willie Nelson Family Bible Unplugged Amazon
14Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Family Bible Lost In The Ozone Amazon
15Lyle Lovett I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord Smile: Songs From The Movies Amazon
16Willie Nelson Sweet Bye and Bye Old Time Religion Amazon
17Elizabeth Cotten Medley: A) Sweet Bye And Bye B) What A Friend We Have In Jesus Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes Amazon
18Alphabetical Four What a Friend We Have in Jesus Complete Recorded Works 1938-1943 Amazon
19Bonnie Owens What a Friend We Have in Jesus 1968-1971 (Warped 6947) Amazon
20Fern Jones By And By The Glory Road Amazon
21Elvis Presley By and By Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Songs Disc 1 Amazon
22Paul Butterfield's Better Days Nobody's Fault But Mine 'Better Days' + 'Better Days – It All Comes Back' Amazon
23Sister Lottie Peavy Nobody's Fault But Mine Great Gospel Performers: Complete Recording Sessions in Chronological Order, 1937-1950 Amazon
24Brother Claude Ely I'm Crying Holy Unto The Lord Satan Get Back Amazon
25Bad Livers Crying Holy Unto The Lord Dust On The Bible Amazon
26The Jordaniares Dig a Little Deeper The Jordaniares Gospel Amazon
27Mahalia Jackson Dig A Little Deeper Good News (Vol 3) Get Away Jordan Amazon
28Johnny Cash Where We'll Never Grow Old Unearthed Volume Four. My Mother's Hymn Book Amazon
29Patty Griffin Never Grow Old Downtown Church Amazon
30Johnny Cash & The Carter Family Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century Amazon
31Aaron Neville Were You There Gospel Roots Amazon
32Jessi Colter His Eye Is On The Sparrow [Album Version] Out Of The Ashes Amazon
33The Staple Singers This May Be The Last Time Swing Low Amazon

Cajun Two-Step

Back to the bayou once more, but this time with less the rocking rhythms of the mid-to-late century and more with tradition. We pick on the sound of cajun music, celebrating a simple dance style born of early century French/Canadian, African Creole from the Caribbean, and American Country: the two-step. It’s music is full of accordion, fiddle, washboard, bass fiddle, triangle, and percussion of all kinds…giving it a consistently energetic and lively signature. And the dance which is our focus is a simple but expressive one similar to the western two-step…just without the fancy turns and spins.  Our performances include some classics from the early century including Amede Ardoin and Jimmy Newman as well as contemporaries and mid-century legends like Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Al Berard, Michael Doucet, and Louisiana energy from the swamps to Lake Pontchartrain. Tune in!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Taj Mahal Two-Step de Grand Mallet Creole Bred – A Tribute To Creole & Zydeco Amazon
3Savoy Family Band Two-Step de Amede This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
4Amidi Ardoin Amadie Two-Step I'm Never Comin' Back Amazon
5Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys Amedee Two-Step [Cajun] Planet Squeezebox [Disc 1] Amazon
6Jimmy Breaux Perrodin Two-Step Alligator Stomp 5: The Next Generation Amazon
7Sammy Naquin Perrodin Two Step Best of Cajun Instrumentals Amazon
8Michael Doucet Awesome Ossun Two-Step Bayou Deluxe: The Best of Michael Doucet &… Amazon
9The Savoy-Doucet Band High Point Two-Step Alligator Stomp, Vol. 3 Amazon
10Beausoleil Acadian Two-Step Vintage Beausoleil Amazon
11Jimmy Newman Fais Do Do Two Step 1948-1953 (Warped 5060) Amazon
12Jimmy Newman Teiyut Two Step 1948-1953 (Warped 5060) Amazon
13Jerry Jericho Cajun Pete Jingle for Dr. Tichenor At the Louisiana Hayride Tonight (Disc 8) Amazon
14Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers Beau's Cajun Two Step Beau Jocque Boogie Amazon
15Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha-Chas Zydeco Two-Step Creole Bred – A Tribute To Creole & Zydeco Amazon
16Al Berard & The Basin Brothers Le Two-Step De Choupique (Choupique Two-Step) Dans La Louisiane (In Louisiana) Amazon
17Balfa Toujours Two-Step @ Tina Alligator Stomp 5: The Next Generation Amazon
18Aldus Roger Mamou Two-Step Alligator Stomp 3: Cajun Zydeco Classics Amazon
19Bruce Daigrepont Marksville Two-Step Cajun Cookin' [Easy Disc] Amazon
20Rockin Sidney Two Steppin The Two Step The Best Of Louisiana Cajun Classics Amazon
21BeauSoleil Eunice Two-Step L'Amour Ou La Folie Amazon
22Zydeco Force Shaggy Dog Two-Step Alligator Stomp 5: The Next Generation Amazon
23Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys Bayou noir/Back of Town Two-Step Trace Of Time Amazon
24Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys Ossun Two-Step American Roots Music [Disc 4] Amazon
25Clifton Chenier Zodico Two-Step King Of The Bayous Amazon
26Lawrence Ardoin Bayou Two-Step Tradition Creole Amazon
27Lawrence Ardoin Midland Two Step Tradition Creole Amazon
28BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet Two Step De Port Arthur From Bamako to Carenro Amazon
29Clifton Chenier Louisiana Two Step Louisiana Blues and Zydeco Amazon
30Wilson & Joel Savoy Fiddle Two-Step This Ain't No Mouse Music disc 2 Amazon
31Delbert McClinton Two Step Too Cost Of Living Amazon

The Year 1954

We’re going to count down the top ten of the year 1954…in pop, country, and R&B. Nothing special about that year, just a random pick; but it was the year that Marilyn Monroe married Joltin’ Joe D. It was the year the Army-McCarthy hearings convened. The words “under God” were added to the Pledge of Allegiance. It was also a year of firsts:  That’s Alright, Mama, Elvis’ first big hit, was released on Sun Records, the first Burger King opened, and the first transistor radio was developed and announced by high-tech’s Texas Instruments. The DOW Jones average closed at an all-time high of (a whopping) 382.74. Tune in for the countdown. 65 years in the rear-view on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Frank Sinatra Young At Heart The Complete Capitol Singles Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
3The Midnighters Annie Had a Baby Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
4Archie Bleyer Hernando's Hideaway Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
5Johnnie & Jack (Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely Golden Age of Country Volume 4: Honky-Tonk Man [Disc 2] Amazon
6The Midnighters Sexy Ways Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
7Doris Day Secret Love The Best Of Doris Day Amazon
8Jim Reeves Bimbo Classic Country Hits 'Your Cheatin Heart' Disc 1 Amazon
9Guitar Slim The Things That I Used To Do Living The Blues: Blues Masters Amazon
10The Four Aces Three Coins In The Fountain A Proper Introduction To The Four Aces – Heart And Soul Amazon
11Webb Pierce Even Tho All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
12Faye Adams Hurts Me to My Heart Keeper of My Heart Amazon
13Four Knights I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You) Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
14Hank Snow It Don't Hurt Anymore The Essential Hank Snow Amazon
15Roy Hamilton You'll Never Walk Alone Anthology 1 Amazon
16Eddie Fisher Oh! My Papa Your Hit Parade #1 Hits Of The '50s Amazon
17Eddy Arnold I Don't Really Want to Know (Remake) The Essential Eddy Arnold Amazon
18The Chords Sh-Boom Doo Wop Box Disc 1 Amazon
19Jo Stafford Make Love To Me Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
20Webb Pierce More And More All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
21Ruth Brown Oh What A Dream Miss Rhythm Greatest Hits And More Disc 2 Amazon
22The Crew Cuts Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
23Kitty Wells One By One (w/Red Foley) Singles Amazon
24Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle and Roll Big Joe Rocks Amazon
25Rosemary Clooney Hey There Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
26Webb Pierce Slowly All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
27Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Work With Me Annie The Roots Of Frank Zappa Amazon
28Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra/Perry Como Wanted The Very Best of Perry Como Amazon
29Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Wake Up Irene Vintage Collections Amazon
30The Drifters With Clyde McPhatter Honey Love (Single/LP Version) Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters Amazon
31Kitty Kallen Little Things Mean A Lot Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon
32Stuart Hamblen This Ole House Classic Country Amazon
33Rosemary Clooney This Ole House 16 Most Requested Songs (K) Amazon
34The Crows Gee Doo Wop Box Disc 1 Amazon
35Bill Haley & His Comets Dim, Dim The Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere) (Single Version) Rock Around The Clock Amazon
36The Four Tunes I Understand (Just How You Feel) Greatest R&B Hits of 1954, Vol. 9 Amazon

That’s The Way The World Goes ‘Round

Friday morning fresh from the archives. We’ve got the classics today with a free form mix of vintage sounds from siblings The Mills Brothers and The Boswell Sisters as well as some folk, jubilee, soul, and rhythm from Sugar Pie De Santo, Andy Griffith, The New Christy Minstrels, and The Manhattan Transfer. If that’s now enough, we’ll share some Killer, Albert Ammons, and Creedence. You cannot go wrong on a Thursday evening…. particularly when we get cooking with a track from Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, and Angela Strehli in tribute to Sister Rosetta. Join Dave Stroud on Sonoma County Community Radio…88.1 FM, streaming at kwtf.net/live.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine That's the Way That the World Goes 'Round Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
3Jerry Lee Lewis Just a Little Bit Southern Roots Amazon
4The Four Blazes Mary Jo Mary Jo Amazon
5Fats Domino Lady Madonna Fats Is Back Amazon
6Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle and Roll Big Joe Rocks Amazon
7The Isley Brothers Shout, Pts. 1-2 Red, White & Rock Disc 1 Amazon
8The Isley Brothers Twist And Shout Grandson Of Frat Rock! Vol. 3 Amazon
9Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli & Tracy Nelson Shout, Sister, Shout! Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
10Louis Armstrong Going To Shout All Over God's Heaven Louis And The Good Book Amazon
11Andy Griffith Careless Love Shouts The Blues And Old Timey Songs Amazon
12Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra Georgia On My Mind Paper Moon Amazon
13The New Christy Minstrels Wagoner's Song (Land of the Sacramento) Ramblin' Amazon
14Rudy Vallee Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries Vagabond Lover Amazon
15The Boswell Sisters Got The South In My Soul The Boswell Sisters Collection Amazon
16The Mills Brothers Swing Is The Thing Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
17Kermit Ruffins When It's Sleepy Time Down South We Partyin' Traditional Style Amazon
18Creedence Clearwater Revival Lodi Green River Amazon
19Quicksilver Messenger Service Dino's Song The Best Of Quicksilver Messenger Service Amazon
20The Manhattan Transfer Tuxedo Junction Anthology – Down In Birdland (Disc 2) Amazon
21Videos Trickle Trickle Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
22Chuck Willis Sugar Sugar I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The Stroll Amazon
23Chuck Willis Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The Stroll Amazon
24Sugar Pie DeSanto A Little Taste of Soul A Little Bit of Soul (1957-1962) Amazon
25Big Daddy Wilson I Got Plenty Deep in My Soul Amazon
26Benny Spellman Fortune Teller The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 6] Amazon
27King Floyd Groove Me In Yo' Face!: The History Of Funk, Vol. 1 Amazon
28Eric Clapton I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) [feat. Don White] The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale Amazon
29Benny Goodman Trio Oh, Lady Be Good After You've Gone:The Original Benny Goodman Trio And Quartet Amazon
30Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Sunnyside Up Paper Moon Amazon
31Buck Owens Big in Vegas The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) – Disc 3 Amazon
32Norman Fox & The Rob Roys/Sid Bass/The Rob Roys Pizza Pie Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
33Dean Martin/Orchestra That's Amore That's Amore: The Best of Dean Martin Amazon

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

Brothers in Harmony

Harmony. That blend of knowing how the instruments and vocals will reverberate against each other…and the Delmore Brothers introduced the tightest of harmonies combining the early sentiments of gospel, folk, and blues, becoming, in their time, the most popular act on the Grand Ole Opry. The Louvin Brothers were blessed with not only pure complementing vocal chops but an innate sense of timing. Others, like the Osbornes, the Stanleys, and the Monroes took the Appalachian folk sound of what would become bluegrass to another level, using their kinship as a vault that would surpass others whose symbiotic relationships would often lack the requisite DNA (not to mention timing). Deeper Roots explores a number of performers who leveraged that DNA to set themselves apart from others on the stage. It’s sibling country harmony this week on Sonoma County Community Radio. Join in the fun!

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Everly Brothers Roving Gambler Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Amazon
3The Monroe Brothers Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
4The Monroe Brothers Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 [Disc 1] Amazon
5The Monroe Brothers On The Banks Of The Ohio What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul? Volume One Amazon
6Bill Monroe New River Train The Essential Bill Monroe & The Monroe Brothers Amazon
7The Delmore Brothers Brown's Ferry Blues Chicago 1933, New Orleans 1935 [Disc 1] Amazon
8The Delmore Brothers Hillbilly Boogie Boogie Man Boogie Amazon
9The Delmore Brothers Lonesome Yodel Blues Chicago 1933, New Orleans 1935 [Disc 1] Amazon
10The Delmore Brothers Southern Moon Hillbilly Boogie Best Amazon
11The Delmore Brothers I've Got The Big River Blues Chicago 1933, New Orleans 1935 [Disc 1] Amazon
12The Stanley Brothers Rank Strangers Back Roads to Cold Mountain Amazon
13The Stanley Brothers I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow Stanley Brothers & Clinch Mountain Boys Amazon
14The Stanley Brothers Let Me Be Your Friend Stanley Brothers & Clinch Mountain Boys Amazon
15The Stanley Brothers Poor Ellen Smith An Evening Long Ago: Live 1956 Amazon
16The Blue Sky Boys Only One Step More Something Got A Hold Of Me Amazon
17Blue Sky Boys I'm S-A-V-E-D 1939-1940 (Warped 3976) Amazon
18The Blue Sky Boys Mary Of The Wild Moor East Virginia Blues (When The Sun Goes Down Series) Amazon
19Blue Sky Boys Story of the Knoxville Girl The Chronological Classics 1937-1938 (Warped 3807) Amazon
20The Louvin Brothers Knoxville Girl Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
21The Louvin Brothers I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
22The Louvin Brothers If I Could Only Win Your Love Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
23The Louvin Brothers Pitfall Close Harmony [Disc 2] Amazon
24Osborne Brothers Take This Hammer 1963-1965 (Warped 6361) Amazon
25Osborne Brothers Charlie Cotton 1963-1965 (Warped 6361) Amazon
26Osborne Brothers My Sweet Love Ain't Around 1968-1974 Disc 2 Amazon
27Osborne Brothers Gotta Travel On 1963-1965 (Warped 6361) Amazon
28The Everly Brothers Crying In The Rain Heartaches & Harmonies [Disc 2] Amazon
29The Everly Brothers I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail Heartaches & Harmonies [Disc 1] Amazon
30The Everly Brothers Down In The Willow Garden Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Amazon
31The Everly Brothers Take a Message to Mary A Portrait of Dylan Amazon
32The Louvin Brothers Cash On The Barrelhead Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
33The Louvin Brothers When I Stop Dreaming Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon
34The Louvin Brothers The Great Atomic Power Capitol Country Music Classics Amazon