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Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday November 23rd, 2016 with Wreckless Renny
ROOTS FOR RUGRATS: A Raffi free hour of tunes for toddlers and their parents. This episode of R&R features kid friendly folk, r&b, rockabilly and rock and roll. Music for children that wont drive parents crazy. Let the little ones dance before bed.

After a couple of adult themed shows it's time for some sonic treats for the kiddies. A silly, mixed bag of musical styles, from folk to rhythm & blues, country boogie to rock & roll, all of which are child (and parent) friendly. NO Sharon, Lois & Bram, NO Raffi and nothing too cute.
An accoustic start to tonight's show.
Howdjadoo (unissued, '46 or '47)
Woody Guthrie - Hard Travelin': The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3 - Smithsonian Folkways
A Counting Song
Fish Karma & Andy Young - Dangerous Playground - San Jacinto Records, '98
The Jazz Butcher - The Gift Of Music - Glass House Records, '95
How to impersonate an elephant and other zoological wonders.
Elephant Rock (Decca, '51)
Charlie Singleton & His Orchestra - The Big Horn: More Bounce To The Ounce - Proper Records
Rhythm In The Barnyard (Specialty, '50)
Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers - Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers - Ace Records
There's A Moose On The Loose (Specialty, '58)
Roddy Jackson - The Specialty Story, Vol. 5 - Specialty Records/Fantasy Records
Monkey Ska (Ska Beat, '65)
Derrick Harriott - Old Skool Ska, Vol. 1 - Snapper Music
More music for monkeys. A Disney song by a psychobilly group, some British rockabilly, American rock & roll and Louisianna rhythm & blues.
I Wanna Be Like You (Anagram, '84)
The Turnpike Cruisers - Rockin' Possessed 1984-86 - Cherry Red Records
Tarzan Boogie
Johnny & The Roccos - Tearin' Up The Border - Off Beat Records, '85)
Jungle Rock (Elko/King, '58)
Hank Mitzell - Jungle Rock - Charly Records
Rockin' In The Coconut Top (Goldband, '58)
Ivory Lee Semien with The Hop Wilson Band - Rockin' On Top - Charly Records
"Sugar Chile" Robinson was a boogie-woogie child prodigy. He was only 13 years old when he recorded I'll Eat My Spinach (a Shirley Temple song).Another child star was Little Ralphie Molina, who went on to play drums in Neil Young's back-up band, Crazy Horse. Wynona Carr was originally a gospel singer. Here she sings a silly secular song with the famous Bumps Blackwell Band. Robert "Bumps" Blackwell produced and co-wrote many of Little Richard's first recordings and groomed the early careers of Ray Charles, Ernestine Anderson, Larry Williams, Sam Cooke and Sly & The Family Stone.
I'll Eat My Spinach (Capitol, '51)
Frankie "Sugar Chile" Robinson - Junior Jump - Charly Records
Rockin' Roll The Vowels (Cleff-Tone, '58)
Little Ralphie Molina - Rock, Rock, Rock, Vol. 3 - Star-Shine Records
Nursery Rhyme Rock (Specialty, unissued, '55)
Wynona Carr with The Bumps Blackwell Band - The Specialty Story, Vol. 1 (l.p.) - Ace Records
Merrill Moore & The Saddle Rhythm Boys were a country boogie band from California. Dale Hawkins, Ronnie Hawkins cousin, was famous for his version of Suzie Q. Hawkins recorded on Checker Records, a subsiduary of Chess Records.
Nursery Rhyme Blues (Capitol, '55)
Merrill Moore & The Saddle Rhythm Boys - Boogie My Blues Away - Bear Family Records
Little Pig (Checker, '58)
Dale Hawkins - Oh! Suzie Q - The Best Of Dale Hawkins - MCA Records
Boppin' with the bugs: Lorrie Collins was only 13 when this was recorded in 1955 and her brother (the guitarist) was just 11 years old. Robbie Fulks is part of the alt. country movement. Wedding Of The Bugs is a cover of a Moon Mullican song from 1949. Straight Outta Boone County is a collection of songs from the Boone County Jamboree, a radio show from the American mid-west, done by modern alt. country bands. Link Wray was best known for his guitar instrumentals but here he tackles the traditional children's song Hambone. Webb Wilder gives us his credo which is great advice.
Beetle-Bug-Bop (Columbia, '55)
The Collins Kids - The Collins Kids - Bear Family Records
Wedding Of The Bugs
Robbie Fulks - Straight Outta Boone County - Bloodshot Records, '97
Hambone (Epic, '60)
Link Wray & The Wraymen - Link Wray & the Raymen - Edsel Records
Webb Wilder Credo
Webb Wilder - Webb Wilder Promo - Island Records
Hasil Adkins, a one man band from the Sixties, who was rediscovered in the 80s by the owners of Norton Records.
I Don't Want Nobody
Hasil Adkins - The Wild Man - Norton Records, '86
Another Woody Guthrie song sung by Billy Bragg.
Don't have too much to drink before bed and have a good night!
Dry Bed (demo, '01)
Billy Bragg - Must I Paint You A Picture?: The Essential Billy Bragg - Outside Music, '03
Interactive CKCU
Renny Godier (host)
Some silly songs for the little ones.

9:52 PM, November 23rd, 2016
Renny Godier (host)
To Briet, Avi & Rowan and any other kids.

11:36 PM, November 23rd, 2016
Renny Godier (host)
If you know any parents with toddlers send them the link to this page.

1:29 AM, November 24th, 2016
We missed most of it live -- didn't get home in time. I'll play the whole show for Briet when she wakes up -- she'll be happy to hear her name, especially with our new town named in the same breath.

9:29 AM, November 24th, 2016
Just finished listening - background music typing up paperwork at school on report card interview night! Great fun - loved Little Ralphie Molina!

9:24 PM, November 24th, 2016
Renny Godier (host)
Thanks for the comments guys.

11:07 PM, November 24th, 2016