Monday, July 6, 2020

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 07-06-20


Lots of variety and lots of new tunes this week!  We've once again got 2 new tracks from Robert Gordon as well as the latest from John Fogerty (and family), Lily Locksmith, Bill Kirchen (with Nick Lowe and Paul Carrack), X, Los Jackpots, Vince Ray's Loser Machine, The Time Burners, Vicky Tafoya in our Doo-Wop Corner and The Surfrajettes and The Hi-Tide Orchestra in our instru-Mental Breakdown!  Plus, we take a break with Beth Riley in Beth's Blues Break and spin a Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week.

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

Robert Gordon- "Three Alley Cats" (with Dave Alvin)
Elvis Presley- "(It's A) Long Lonely Highway"
Los Jackpots- "Ooh! My Head"

instru-Mental Breakdown:
The Hi-Tide Orchestra- "Rattler"
The Surfrajettes- "Bonzai Pipeline"

Bill Kirchen (with Nick Lowe & Paul Carrack)- "Shelly's Winter Love"
Lily Locksmith- "You Gotta Try"
The Everly Brothers- "I'm Movin' On"

Beth's Blues Break:
(Music bed: Buddy Guy- "Slow Blues")
Sonny Boy Williamson- "Don't Start Me To Talkin'"
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John Fogerty (Fogerty's Factory)- "Bad Moon Rising"
X- "Alphabetland"
Robert Gordon- "Black Cadillac" (with Clem Burke)

Doo-Wop Corner:
Isley Brothers- "Angels Cried"
Vicky Tafoya- "Forever"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Carl Perkins- "Levi Jacket (And A Long Tail Shirt)"

Vince Ray's Loser Machine- "Rockabilly Billy No Mates"
The Time Burners- "Rudy Jean"
Dwight Yoakam- "Liar"

Outro Music Bed: Duane Eddy- "Guitar'd & Feathered"


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Monday, June 29, 2020

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 06-29-20


Excited to get new John Lindberg Trio on the air this week!!  Also, we spin some killer tunes from the latest by Webb Wilder, Marti Brom, Nick Lowe (with Los Straitjackets recorded live), Edwardian Devils, The Broadway Twisters, A-Beat Combo, Johnny Moon & The Selenites, The Dice Cubes and NEW tracks from The Hula Girls and Black Flamingos from Hi-Tide Recordings in our instru-Mental Breakdown.  Plus, we take a trip in the Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine, take a break with Beth Riley in Beth's Blues Break, spin a Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week and still there's more!!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

The Dice Cubes- "Make Me Motor"
Webb Wilder- "Hit The Nail On The Head"
Marti Brom- "Hurry Home"

instru-Mental Breakdown:
The Hula Girls- "Jungle Girl"
Black Flamingos- "Just Dropped In 
(To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

John Lindberg Trio- "Crying, Lying, Denying"
Johnny Moon & The Selenites- "I'm Gonna Kill The Rooster"
A-Beat Combo- "My Train Is Comin'"

Beth's Blues Break:
(Music bed: Buddy Guy- "Slow Blues")
Otis Rush- "I Can't Quit You Baby"
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Gene Vincent- "Look What You Gone & Done To Me"
Charlie Gracie- "Can't Stop Rock'n"
Nick Lowe (with Los Straitjackets)- "Tokyo Bay" (live)

Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine
Week ending January 12, 1962 for KFWB (Los Angeles):
#11 The Beach Boys- "Surfin'"
#9 Dion- "The Wanderer"
#1 Chubby Checker- "The Twist"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Moon Mullican- "Well Oh Well"

Edwardian Devils- "Rocket"
The Broadway Twisters- "Night Tripper"

Outro Music Bed: Duane Eddy- "Curveball"


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Monday, June 22, 2020

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 06-22-20


Always great to have NEW Robert Gordon on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour.  We'll play 2 tracks from his new album on Cleopatra Records featuring guests Dale Watson and Joe Louis Walker.  We also spin the latest from Jesse Dayton, Nick Lowe (with Los Straitjackets), Andrea & Mud, The Hi-Risers, Delta 88, The Toreadors, The Sparks Boys, Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys, a newly released Everly Brothers track plus NEW tunes from The Surfrajettes and The Western Distributors in our instru-Mental Breakdown.  We take a break with Beth Riley in Beth's Blues Break, a stroll to the Doo-Wop Corner AND drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox!!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

The Everly Brothers- "Down In The Bottom"
Delta 88- "Bettie & The Page Boys"
The Hi-Risers- "Hot Banana"

instru-Mental Breakdown:
The Surfrajettes- "Hale'iwa Hustle"
The Western Distributors- "Spaghetti Wetsuit"

Robert Gordon- "One Cup Of Coffee" (with Joe Louis Walker)
The Toreadors- "It Hurts To Be In Love"
The Sparks Boys- "So Close"

Beth's Blues Break:
(Music bed: Buddy Guy- "Slow Blues")
Son House- "Death Letter"
Follow Beth's Blues Break HERE

Nikki Hill- "Don't Be The Sucker"
Robert Gordon- "I'm Glad My Baby's Gone Away" (with Dale Watson)
Jesse Dayton- "Carencro Girl"
Nick Lowe (with Los Straitjackets)- "Don't Be Nice To Me"

Doo-Wop Corner:
The Coasters- "Run Red Run"
The Du Mauriers- "All Night Long"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
James Intveld & The Rockin' Shadows- "My Heart Is Aching For You"

Andrea & Mud- "Send Your Love My Way"
Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys- "Hubba Hubba Ding Ding"

Outro Music Bed: Eddie Angel- "Mustang"


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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Artist Spotlight Podcast Series: Bruce Johnston


James Riley and Beth Riley start a new podcast series of artist conversations.  There's no schedule for when these will be released but will happen as time permits.  First guest is Bruce Johnston!  You probably know him as a long time member of The Beach Boys which we discuss as well as many more fun topics including Surf music origins, Bill Yerkes' book Surfboards, Stratocastors, Striped Shirts (info on how to get a special discounted copy below), how he's spending his time during the virus quarantine, International Surf Day (June 20th...which is also Brian Wilson's birthday), possible 60th Anniversary of The Beach Boys and much more!

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INFO ON GETTING A DISCOUNTED COPY OF SURFBOARDS, STRATOCASTORS, STRIPED SHIRTS:

Balsa Bill Yerkes is giving readers and listeners of Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour a chance to get his incredible book at a special discount.  Here's instructions:

1. Go to www.balsabill.com, click on the link for the book and order the book for normal cost of $40
2.  Email Bill at bill@balsabill.com and tell him you're a listener of the show or you frequent the site often.
3.  Bill will then refund $15 of your purchase so your cost of the book is only $25.

Bruce holding up the photo of him surfing in Balsa Bill's book

Bruce Johnston in Surfboards, Stratocastors, Striped Shirts

Read interview with Bruce Johnston from 2011 HERE
Read interview with Bill Yerkes from 2013 HERE