Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chuck Berry releases "Johnny B. Goode" this day in 1958


Chuck Berry released the iconic "Johnny B. Goode" this day in 1958.  It peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on their top 100.  Rolling Stone magazine placed the song at #1 of it's 100 Greatest Guitar Songs Of All Time list.  A partial list of artists that have covered the song live or on album include:  AC/DC, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Buck Owens, Dion, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Grateful Dead, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimi Hendrix, John Fogerty, John Mayer, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Lyrnyrd Skynyrd, Peter Tosh, Phish, Prince, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, Stray Cats, The Who and many more!

studio-

live 1958-

live 1972-


live in 1972 with John Lennon-

live in 1995 with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band-




Monday, March 30, 2015

WS Holland part 4, Johnny Cash countdown #5-1 and more!

WS Holland Band
We hear our final segment with drummer WS Holland as he discusses the WS Holland band and we hear the #1 song in our Favorite Johnny Cash Song Countdown with #5-1 plus great rockers from Gene Vincent, Imelda May, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Big Mama Thornton and more!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Gene Vincent- "Lotta Lovin'"
Chuck Berry- "Jaguar & Thunderbird"
Imelda May- "It's Good To Be Alive"
Johnny Burnette & Rock N Roll Trio- "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee"

WS Holland interview part 4-
WS Holland segment 1
WS Holland Band- "Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby"
WS Holland segment 2
WS Holland Band- "Ragged Old Flag"
WS Holland segment 3
WS Holland Band- "Million Dollar Memories"

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Favorite Johnny Cash Song Countdown-
#5- "Folsom Prison Blues"
#4- "Sunday Morning Coming Down"
#3- "Big River"
#2- "Get Rhythm"
WS Holland on the #1 song
#1- Hear episode above to reveal #1 song in countdown

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Fabulous Thunderbirds- "Rock Candy"
Big Mama Thornton- "My Man Called Me"
Rhythm Sofie- "Jim Dandy"
Polecats- "Big Green Car"


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Johnny Burnette was born this day in 1934



Johnny Burnette was born this day in 1934 in Memphis, TN.  Johnny and his older brother Dorsey formed a trio with guitarist Paul Burlison called The Rock and Roll Trio.  These wild, early rockabilly tunes have become classics with songs like "Train Kept A Rollin'", "Honey Hush", "Tear It Up", "Rock Billy Boogie", "Lonesome Train" and so many more.  Johnny & Dorsey also wrote many great hits for others including Ricky Nelson ("It's Late", "I Believe What You Say", "Waitin' In School" and more).  As a solo artist, Johnny enjoyed success with songs like "You're Sixteen", "God, Country & My Baby", "Dreamin", "Cincinnati Fireball" and more.  Burnette continued to record until his untimely death in August of 1964 at the young age of 30.

"Lonesome Train"

"Hound Dog"

"Dreamin"

"You're Sixteen"

"Cincinnati Fireball"


"Tear It Up" (live)







Monday, March 23, 2015

WS Holland part 3, Johnny Cash countdown #10-6, album review and more!

l-r: Johnny Cash, WS Holland, Carl Perkins
WS Holland continues his great stories as he talks about playing in the studio with Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, the Cash/Dylan sessions, touring with The Highwaymen and some of his favorite Cash tunes.  We also hit the top 10 in our Favorite Johnny Cash Song countdown with #10-6.  Connor Rocket brings us the :60 album review of the new JD McPherson, a new tune from Marti Brom, rockers from Jason D. Williams, Robert Gordon, Danny B. Harvey & Mysti Moon and much more!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Crawling King Snakes- "Philadelphia Baby"
Danny B. Harvey & Mysti Moon- "Black Betty"
Matchbox- "Midnite Dynamos"
Jason D. Williams- "Mean Woman Blues"
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters- "Look At Little Sister"

WS Holland interview part 3
WS Holland segment 1
Carl Perkins- "Good Rockin' Tonight"
WS Holland segment 2
The Highwaymen- "Devil's Right Hand"
WS Holland segment 3
Carl Mann- "Mona Lisa"

Johnny Cash with WS Holland
in the studio


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Favorite Johnny Cash Song Countdown
#10- "I Still Miss Someone"
#9- "Jackson"
#8- "Guess Things Happen That Way"
WS Holland on "Boy Named Sue"
#7- "Boy Named Sue
#6- "I Walk The Line"

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Marti Brom- "Ambush"
Robert Gordon- "It's Only Love"
:60 Album Review with Connor Rocket
Traveling Wilburys- "Rattled"



Monday, March 16, 2015

WS Holland part 2, Johnny Cash countdown #15-11 and more!

Johnny Cash on the Grand Ole Opry featuring our guest WS Holland (2nd from left)
WS Holland joins us again this week to talk about the Million Dollar Quartet session, being the first drummer with a full set on the Grand Ole Opry and other great stories.  We continue our "Favorite Johnny Cash Song Countdown" with #15-11 and we hear new tunes from JD McPherson, The Blasters, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Lee Rocker covering Eddie Rabbitt, Hillbilly Moon Explosion covering Blondie and so much more!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Shakin' Triple Play-
JD McPherson- "It Shook Me Up"
Elvis Presley- "All Shook Up"
The Blasters- "I'm Shakin"

Hillbilly Moon Explosion- "Call Me"
Eddie Cochran- "C'mon Everybody"

Million Dollar Quartet
l-r: Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins
Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash














WS Holland interview part 2
Million Dollar Quartet- "Little Cabin On The Hill"
WS Holland segment 1
Million Dollar Quartet- "Reconsider Baby"
WS Holland segment 2
Carl Perkins- "Glad All Over"
WS Holland segment 3
Billy Lee Riley- "I Want You Baby"

www.wsflukeholland.com

Favorite Johnny Cash Song Countdown
#15- "I Got Stripes"
#14- "Cry Cry Cry"
#13- "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen"
#12- "Orange Blossom Special"
#11- "Rock Island Line"

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Lee Rocker- "Drivin' My Life Away"
Shilos Land- "Little Miss May"
Johnny Horton- "I'll Do It Everytime"
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis- "It Ain't Your Business"



Monday, March 9, 2015

WS Holland interview part 1, Johnny Cash countdown 20-16 and more!


WS Holland is our guest for the next few episodes.  He toured with Johnny Cash for nearly 40 years but before that played with Carl Perkins from the beginning of his Sun Records day through his first album on Columbia before joining up with Johnny.  This week we here about those early days and the origin of how "Blue Suede Shoes" came about.  We also hear the beginning of our "Favorite Johnny Cash Song Countdown" sponsored by Dr. Rubin's Pomade.  This week, we hear songs #20-#16.  And, if that's not enough, we hear new songs from The Mavericks, Planet Rockers and Pokey LaFarge.  Our "Ask The Clowns" segment returns with The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns telling us their favorite Johnny Cash songs along with what prompted one of them to "get a beatin'"!  All this and more on this week's Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Ritchie Valens- "Hurry Up"
Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars- "Tumble & Fall"
The Mavericks- "All Night Long"
Johnny Carroll- "That's The Way I Love"
Heavy Trash- "Bumble Bee"

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WS Holland interview part 1
WS Holland segment 1
Carl Perkins- "Movie Magg"
WS Holland segment 2
Carl Perkins- "Blue Suede Shoes"

Johnny Cash Countdown
#20- "Wreck Of The Old 97"
#19- "Train Of Love"
#18- "One Piece At A Time"
#17- "San Quentin"
#16- "Home Of The Blues"


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"Ask The Clowns" segment
The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns- "Long Gone Daddy"

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The Planet Rockers- "Jenny Lee"
Pokey LaFarge- "Something In The Water"
Hillbilly Casino- "Debt With The Devil