10 April 2018

Playlist Gerry Spehar: Freedom to grab (Anger management) Gerry Spehar: A soldier’s spiritual (Anger management) Dom Flemons: John Henry y Los Vaqueros (Black cowboys) Dom Flemons: Old Chisholm Trail (Black cowboys) Dom Flemons: The march of the Red River Valley (Black cowboys) Murph Gribble, Albert York, John Lusk: Rolling River (Altamont – Black stringband music) […]

27 März 2018

Playlist Courtney Marie Andrews: How quickly your hearts mend (Honest life) Margo Price: Learning to lose (All American made) Caroline Spence: All the beds I’ve made (Spades and Roses) Dori Freeman: Ern and Zorry’s sneakin bitin dog  (Letters never read) Lydia Loveless: Lover’s spat (Boy crazy and singles) Nora Jane Struthers: Robot (Champion) Nora Jane […]

13 März 2018

Es geht weiter mit Roots, für mich selbst auch unerwartet, aber so ist das Leben. Playlist Lindi Ortega: Waitin round to die (Till the goin gets gone) Neil Young: Children of destiny (The visitor) Bily Bragg: King Tide and the sunny day glood (Bridges not walls) Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner: All I need is […]

End of roots-radio.de

Due to some health problem I stopped producing this radio show. It lasted 17 years, which is quite a while. Thanks to Ems-Vechte-Welle who gave me the chance to play the music I love. But most of all thanks to Gerd Stassen, my partner in crime. He took the micrphone every second week and he […]

05 Dezember 2017

This show was never finished and therefore never aired Playlist: Courtney Marie Andrews: How quickly your hearts mend (Honest life) Margo Price: Learning to lose (All American made) Caroline Spence: All the beds I’ve made (Spades and Roses) Dori Freeman: Ern and Zorry’s sneakin bitin dog  (Letters never read) Lydia Loveless: Lover’s spat (Boy crazy […]

21 November 2017

Playlist  Special: Robert Plant Buddy & Julie Miller: What you gonna do Leroy (Written in chalk) Robert Plant: Morning Dew (Dreamland) Townes van Zandt: Nothin (Rain o  a conga drum) Robert Plant: Monkey (Band of joy) Patty Griffin: 250000 miles (Servant of love) Sonny Boy Williamson: Bring it on home (Chess masters) Traffic: No face, […]

07 November

Playlist: PP Arnold: Spinning wheel (The turning tide) Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Take me to Harlan (Echo in the valley) Chris Hillman : Wildflowers (Bidin my time) Janis Ian: At seventeen (The essential) Jim Byrnes: Everybody knows (Long hot summer days) Lee Hazlewood & Ann Margaret: Victims of the night (The cowboy and the […]

24 Oktober 2017

Playlist: Mighty Mo Todgers & Ba Sissoko: Mali to Mississippi (Griot Blues) Matt Patershuk:  (Sames as I ever have been) Joana Serrat: Shadows of time ( Drpping springs) Israel Nash Gripka: Chelsea hotel (Working class heroes and other favorites) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: In the world but not of the world (The kid) Margo Price: Pay […]

10 Oktober 2017

Playlist: Pierce Edens: Body (Stripped down gussied up) Richard Thompson: Keep your distance (Acoustic classics II) Buddy and Julie Miller: Keep your distance (Love snuck up) Levi Cuss: Shoreditch High (Just below radio) Zara McFarlane: Fussin and fightin (Arise) William the Conquerer: Cold Ontario (Proud disueber of the peace) Kris Delmhorst: Foolish blood (The wild) […]

26 September 2017

Playlist: Special: Toronto Coffee Houses Ronnie Hawkins: Susie Q (Rockin) Buffy St. Marie: Universal Soldier (It’s my way) Bonnie Dobson: Morning Dew (Take me for a walk..) Blood, Sweat and Tears: Morning Glory (Child is a father to the man) Gordon Lightfoot: Eary morning rain (Lightfoot) Mugwumps: Everybody’s been talking (st) Lovin Spoonful: Younger girl […]

12 september 2017

Playlist: Dave Rawlings: Come on over my house (Poor David’s Almanack) Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons: Short time come again no more (A selection of ever popular favourites) Ian Felice: Road to America (In the kingdom of dreams) Bob Bradshaw: Working on  my protest song (American echoes) Amelia White: Said it like a king (Rhythm […]

29 August 2017

Playlist: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer: Is it too much? (Not dark yet) Allison Moorer: Thunderstorm/Hurrican (Down to believing) Shelby Lynn: Heaven’s only days down the road (Revelation road) AM: Easy in the summertime (Crows) Yawpers: Mon dieu (Boy in a well) Will Hoge: Through missing you (Anchors) Big Sadie: Need your love (Keep me […]

15 August 2017

Playlist: Glen Campbell Special Glen Campbell: The old white mule of mine ( Big Bluegrass Special) Glen Campbell: Gentle on my mind (Best of) Frank Sinatra: Strangers in the night (Best of the best) Elvis Presley: Viva Las Vegas Monkees: Mary, Mary (More of the monkees) Beach Boys: Fun, fun, fun (Shut down) Nick Cave: […]

01 August 2017

Playlist: Viper Central: Luxury liner (The Spirit of god and madness Susan Cattaneo: Lonely be my lover /Work hard love harder – accoustic version (The hammer and the heart) Lynn Castle: Rose coloured corner (Rose coloured corner) Joan Shelley: Where I’ll find you (st) Lynn Castle: The forest (Rose coloured corner) Chris Murphy: Halcombe Creek […]

18 Juli 2017

SPECIAL: BONNIE PRINCE BILLY Playlist: Bonnie Prince Billy: No time to cry (Best troubador) BPB & Tortoise: That’s Pep (The brave and the bold) BPB & Mariee Sioux: Bird child (Bonnie & Mairie) Chivalrous Amoekons: Big Zombie (Fanatic voyage) BPB & Dawn McCarthy BPB: Milk train (What the brothers sang) BPB: Senor (Lay and love) […]

04 Juli 2017

Playlist: Rolling Stones: Fanny Mae (2120 South Michigan Avenue) Merle Haggard: Workingman’s blues (Complete 60s Capitol Sin gles) Bob Dylan: Workingman’s blues#2 (Modern times) Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan: Wildflower song (Small town) Willie Nile: Love minus Zero / No limit (Positivly Bob) Viper Central: Devil’s string (The spirit of good and madness) Jack White: […]

20 Juni 2017

Playlist: Builders and the Butchers: Edge of a knife (The spark) Ed Dupas: Heading home again (Tennessee Night) Secret Sisters: Tennessee River runs love (You don’t owe me anything) Grateful Dead: Uncle john’s Band (remastered ( Long Strange Trip Soundtrack) Gene Clark: One hundred years from now ( Lost Studio sessions) Dan Auerbach: Livin in […]

06 Juni 2017

Playlist: Special “50 years of rock festivals” Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival (June 10, 1967) & Monterey International Pop Festival (June16, 1967) Byrds: The girl with no name (Younger than yesterday) Mamas and Papas: Creeque Alley – mono single Eric Burdon & Animals: Monterey (Roadrunners) live stockholm 1968 Paul Butterfield Blues Band: One […]

23 Mai 2017

Playlist: Laura Blackley & the Wildflowers: Locust tree (Tel it to the darkness) Justin Townes Earle: 15-25 (Kids in the street) Gerry Spehar: How I get to heaven from LA (I hold gravity) Steve Mayone: So many people get it wrong (Sideways rain) Bonnie Prince Billy: Roses in the winter (Best troubador) Joan Shelley: If […]

09 Mai 2017

Playlist: Ray Davies: I’ve heard that beat before (Americana) Spaceman 3: My the circle be unbroken (playing with fire) Malcomb Holcombe: Eyes O’ Josephine (Pretty little troubles) Sam Baker: Same kind of blue / Where fallen angels dwell (Land of doubt) Bert Jansch: She moved through the fair (Living in the shadows) Melanie Safka: Tuning […]