Rock Island to James Alley

Rock Island to James Alley

From the rail yard to back alleys of the urban south to St. James Infirmary, we explore that short life of trouble blending populist, folk, blues, and songs of the west. And we’ll hear contrasting sounds of new and old; stories of Gypsy Davie, Black Jack David, and hard gospel truths from the likes of Josh White, The Meat Purveyors, The Carters, Merrill Moore and Blind Willie Johnson. Deeper Roots’ first show of 2020 will inject the clarity of folk blues with traditional songs performed by contemporary artists alongside early century classics. Tune in every Friday morning at 9 on KOWS Community Radio for Deeper Roots. Streaming at kowsfm.com/listen.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Johnny Cash Rock Island Line His Sun Years: Down South Amazon
3Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Rock Island Line A Long Way from Home Amazon
4Merrill Moore Rock Island Line Boogie My Blues Away [Disc 2] Amazon
5Richard Rabbitt Brown James Alley Blues Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 3A: Songs Amazon
6Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands James Alley Blues (Featuring Aoife O'Donovan) The Hazel and Alice Sessions Amazon
7Bob Dylan Black Jack Davey Good As I Been To You Amazon
8Ray Rhodes Black Jack Davy (Child 200) Art of Field Recording: Volume II – Disc 4: Unaccompanied Songs and Ballads Amazon
9The Carter Family Black Jack David Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 5) Amazon
10Woody Guthrie Gypsy Davy Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection Amazon
11Arlo Guthrie Gypsy Davy Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys (Remastered 2004) Amazon
12Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men A Short Life of Trouble Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land Amazon
13Buell Kazee A Short Life Of Trouble The Rose Grew Round The Briar Amazon
14Clarence Ashley Little Sadie A Portrait of Dylan Amazon
15Bob Dylan Little Sadie Self Portrait Amazon
16The Meat Purveyors John Hardy The Executioners Last Songs, Volume 3 Amazon
17The Carter Family John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1B: Ballads Amazon
18Blind Joe Taggart Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Vol. 2-(1929-34) Amazon
19Robert Plant Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Band Of Joy Amazon
20Paul Thorn Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon
21Blind Willie Johnson Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Disc 1) Amazon
22Blind Willie Johnson John The Revelator Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 2B: Social Music Amazon
23Irma Thomas Another Man Done Gone After the Rain Amazon
24Carolina Chocolate Drops Another Man Done Gone Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind Amazon
25Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys This Train Vintage Collections Amazon
26Sister Rosetta Tharpe This Train Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
27The Golden Gate Quartet Blind Barnabas Vol. 4 (1939-1943) Amazon
28The Blind Boys Of Alabama Old Blind Barnabas Atom Bomb Amazon
29Allen Toussaint St. James Infirmary The Bright Mississippi Amazon
30Josh White St. James Infirmary (mono) The Elektra Years – disc 1 Amazon
31Betty Boop St. James Infirmary Blues Betty Boop Amazon
32Merle Travis Over In Gloryland Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
33Tex Ritter Sam Bass Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon

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