11 September 2018

Playlist Malcolm Holcomb: Sell me a gun (Come hell or high water) Joe Higgs and Roy Wilson: Manny oh Theophilius Beckford: Easy snappin Tranquility: Linda  (Silver) Bill Stoner: Why do all the good women have old men (st) Kevin Gordon: One road out – Angola rodeo blues (Tilt and  shine) Aretha Franklin: Dark end of the street […]

28 August 2018

Playlist Kinky Friedman: Copper love (Circus of life) Kinky Friedman: jesus in pajamas Mulligan Brothers: i know that man (Songs for the living and otherwise) Nathan Salsburg: Sketch from life (Third) Tim Easton: Elmore James (Paco & the melodic polaroids) Malcolm Holcombe: Gone by the ol sunrise (Hell or high water McPeake Family: Will ye […]

14 August 2018

Playlist Ellen Starski: Honey I’m not him (The day when peonies prayed for the ant) B.R. Lively: Summertime sky (Into the blue) Ras Michael: Rise jah jah children (The lion sleeps) (Dadawah- Prace and love) Chris Thomas: If not you  (Bound to the ocean) Jason Isbell: Shotgun wedding (Sirens of the witch) Roy C:  Shotgun wedding […]

31 Juli 2018

Playlist Pete Seeger: Bells of Rhymney Mekons: Oranges and lemons (Rudy’s rockin kiddie caravan) Fifth Avenue: Bells of Rhymney George Harrison: If I needed someone Dori Peyton: Ringo boy (Girls in the garage vol. 6) Crooked Fingers: Carrion doves (Red devil dawn) Gwenifer Raymond: Sweep it up (You never were much of a dancer) Joe […]

17 Juli 2018

Playlist Gamblers: Moon dawg (Singlerückseite zu LSD-25) Captain Beefheart Alice in blunderland (The spotlight kid) Link Wray: Rumble Dick Dale: Let’s go tripping Sandy Nelson: Let there be drums Trade Winds: New York is a lonely town Ventures: The bat (Ventures in space) Jackie Brenston: Rocket 88 Fe Fi Four +2: I wanna come back […]

03 Juli 2018

Playlist Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy: Shanty of the Whale (Anchor) Bongo Herman, Les and Bunny: Know for i (Derrick Harriott – Riding the roots chariot) Rev. Wilkins: Trouble (VA – The North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic Vol. III (2014) Rolling Stones: Prodigal son ( Beggars banquet) Turnpike Troubadours: 7 oaks (st) Trampled by Turtles: […]

19 Juni 2018

Playlist Gretchen Peters: Wichita (Dancing withe beast) Thad Foster: Kaw-Liga (Red headed stepchild) Jason and Pharis Romero: Old world style / You are the best thing (Sweet old religion) Neko Case: Halls of Sarah (Hell-on) Upsetters: Return of Django (This is Trojan) Odetta: Sail away ladies (Folk song tradition) Etta Baker: Railroad Bill (Railroad Bill) […]

05 Juni 2018

Playlist Special Executing american music heritage Residents: Jambalaya (Stars and Hank forever – The american composers series vol. 2) Johnny Dowd: John the Revelator (Twinkle, twinkle) Snakefarm: Staggerlee (My halo at half light) Captain Beefheart: Yellow brick road (Sfe as milk) Kramer & Bill Frisell: America (Brill Building Vol. 2) Holy Modal Rounders: Across the […]

22. Mai 2018

Playlist Ultan Conlon: Sorrow ease (Last days of the night owl) Sea and Cake: Paper window (Any day) Ken Boothe: Rasta never fails (Everything I own) I see hawks in LA: Poour me  (Live and never learn) Robin Bennett, Danny Wilson, Tony Poole: Hate won’t win (Bennett Wilson Poole) Delaney Davidson: Ten ton forty foot […]

08. Mai 2018

Playlist Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: Listen to the grass grow (SOAR) Love: Wooly Bully (Forever changes) Cathy Dobson: Tequila Romeo  (Tales from a suburban housewife) Uncle Tupelo: I got drunk (No depressiom demos) Tom Rush: Corina, Corina (The voice) Johnny Clash Project: London’s burning (st) Bonny Billy: A dream of the sea (More revery) […]

24 April 2018

Playlist Anne Keating: Ghost of the untraveled road (Ghost of the untraveled road) David Munyon: Big snakes in the river (Planetary nights) Kirran Kane & Rayna Gellert: I don’t know why (The ledges) Rayna Gellert: Perry (Working too hard) Connie Converse: Roving woman (How sad how lonely) Sarah Jarosz: Fortune’s child (Vanity of vanities, a […]

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) […]