Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Dave Edmunds!

Dave Edmunds was born this day in 1944 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales.  Edmunds has enjoyed success with bands like Love Sculpture ("Sabre Dance"), Rockpile and his own solo projects.  Dave also developed a huge reputation for his production work with bands like The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Stray Cats, Squeeze, Dion DiMucci, The Flamin' Groovies and more.  Enjoy some select videos from Dave through his career:

"I Hear You Knocking"

interview and "Girls Talk"

"I Knew The Bride"

"Slipping Away"

"From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)"

"The Wanderer (live on Letterman)"

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gas House Gorillas' music video for "Find A Little Boogie"

The Gas House Gorillas combine a variety of styles (including Jump Blues, Cajun and Punk) for one unforgettable sound!  They just completed a music video for "Find A Little Boogie" that will get you up and moving...and searching to purchase their album, Punk Americana!

Coming up....Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas is happening this weekend, April 17-20th.  Stay tuned next week for a special edition of the Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour as we will focus on interviews and music with artists appearing at the event.

Hear teaser of the show:

As always, you can download our shows for FREE on iTunes...click HERE.

Artists on the show next week include Lloyd Price, Imelda May, Robert Gordon, Kim Lenz & The Jaquars, Los Straitjackets, The Rockats, The Trashmen, The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers, Sonny Burgess and more!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer was born this day in 1959.  Setzer continues to carry the torch of his unique rockabilly/punk/swing style.  He fronted The Stray Cats beginning in January, 1979 and maintains a busy touring and recording schedule.

Stray Cats- "Rock This Town"

"Mystery Train"


"Jump Jive N Wail"


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns- Rockabilly Deluxe

The band name alone will tell you that these guys aren't going to lull you to sleep.  A quick glance at their bio will further help you understand the full-on rockabilly assault you're about to hear.  They describe their style as, "a little bit country, a little bit punk, a little bit crazy, and a little bit drunk."  Rockabilly Deluxe is their 6th album and they aren't slowing down!  My advice is to open the windows and step back after you hit "play" to start the disc...not too unlike lighting fireworks and running for cover.  "King Of The Slot Car Track" blasts out of the speakers and doesn't let up.  It's such a high-energy punkabilly attack that you might have difficulty getting to track 2 for wanting to play it again!  Once you do make it to "Long Gone Daddy", the Cash meets Clash slow rockin' groove shows off the bands aforementioned style variance.  They throw in some tasty horns and lock into a groove.  A fun, tongue-in-cheek delivery of "Wild, Crazy and Out Of Control" shows not only their humor but how the band can throw down a groove that will draw you in combined with Wendell Jones'  almost Robert Gordon-like attack.  The band also features Wendell's brother Quentin on the twangy lead guitars that are sometimes Duane Eddy, sometimes Carl Perkins and all the time solid...perhaps through a punk filter.  You'll be amazed by the rhythm section of Dave Ferrara on drums and Crusher Carmean slappin' the upright bass.  They keep it moving like like a freight train coming right at you.  Get out of their way and enjoy the show!

Welcome to next level of rockabilly/roots.  It has a name.  It's The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns!

Left to right: Dave Ferrara, Wendell Jones, Crusher Carmean, Quentin Jones

"King Of The Slot Car Track"

Carl Perkins was born this day in 1932

The great Carl Perkins was born this day in 1932.  He's been referred to as the "King Of Rockabilly".  Perkins' style helped fuel the Rockabilly sound in the early 50's.  Enjoy some videos of some classic Carl Perkins-
"Blue Suede Shoes"

"That's Alright Mama"

"Honey Don't"

"Glad All Over"

"True Love"