Monday, November 30, 2020

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 11-30-20


So excited to keep bringing you great new music this year!!  We'll spin the latest from Abby Girl & The Real Deal, Dale Watson, Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo, Kim Wilson, Headcat 13, The Beatersband, JP Cyr & The Midnightmen, The Hoodoo Tones, Ry Bradley as well as Men In Gray Suits and Lucky 757 in our instru-Mental Breakdown.  Beth Riley brings another blues classic in her Beth's Blues Break, we board the Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine for the week ending February 16th, 1957...AND...we have the return of the CHRISTMAS jukebox with a selection from JD McPherson!  Throw in a Christmas rocker from Reverend Horton Heat and a classic from Jerry Lee Lewis and you have one KILLER hour!!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

The Hoodoo Tones- "Another Toy"
The Beatersband- "Don't Worry Baby"
JP Cyr & The Midnightmen- "Wasting My Blues"

instru-Mental Breakdown:
Men In Gray Suits- "Diamond Dead"
Lucky 757- "BOING!"

Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo- "I Want A Man (It's Gotta Be That Way)"
Abby Girl & The Real Deal- "Let's Kiss & Make Up"
Ry Bradley- "(You're The) Devil In Disguise"

Beth's Blues Break:
(Music bed: Buddy Guy- "Slow Blues")
Robert Wilkins- "I'll Go With Her"
Follow Beth's Blues Break HERE

Reverend Horton Heat- "Run Rudolph Run"
Dale Watson- "Life Out On The Road"

Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine
Week ending February 16, 1957 Cash Box Best Selling Singles
#32 (Highest Debut) Charlie Gracie- "Butterfly"
#9 Mickey Sylvia- "Love Is Strange"
#1 Elvis Presley- "Too Much"

CHRISTMAS Jukebox selection of the week:
JD McPherson- "Red Bows (For A Blue Girl)"

Headcat 13- "Route 66"
Kim Wilson- "Play Me"

Outro Music Bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"

Monday, November 23, 2020

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 11-23-20

 


We've lots of covers and new tracks this week!  Hear the latest from Los Straitjackets (covering The Hollies) and Chairman Of The Boards in our instru-Mental Breakdown.  Plus, new tunes from Jared Petteys & The Headliners, The Joeys, Darrel Higham, Rachel Brooke, John Fogerty (Fogerty's Factory), Sean Burns & Lost Country, Danny Fisher, April Mae & The June Bugs and Jackslacks!  Beth Riley has another great blues tune in her Beth's Blues Break.  We take a trip in the Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine and drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox...and still there's more!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

Jared Petteys & The Headliners- "When She Walked Away"
The Joeys- "Planet Z"
Jackslacks- "Hog Heaven"

instru-Mental Breakdown:
Los Straitjackets- "Bus Stop"
Chairman Of The Boards- "Board Whacks"

Sean Burns & Lost Country- "Six Days On The Road"
Danny Fisher- "I Was The One"
April Mae & The June Bugs- "Race With The Devil"

Beth's Blues Break:
(Music bed: Buddy Guy- "Slow Blues")
Furry Lewis- "Dry Land Blues"
Follow Beth's Blues Break HERE

Carl Perkins- "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
Rachel Brooke- "The Loneliness In Me"
John Fogerty- "Down On The Corner"

Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine
Top 3 tunes at WMPS (Memphis, TN) for the week of July 23, 1956:
#3 The Clovers- "Love, Love, Love"
#2 Little Richard- "Ready Teddy"
#1 Elvis Presley- "Hound Dog"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Robert Gordon with Link Wray- "Sea Cruise"

Darrel Higham- "A Woman Like You"
Ricky Nelson- "Am I Blue"

Outro Music Bed:  Darrel Higham- "Jam Sandwich"

Monday, November 16, 2020

The Ventures: Stars On Guitars documentary

 


The Ventures are not only Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers but they have also directly influenced guitarists for the past 6 decades of all genres!  I was thrilled to view The Ventures: Stars On Guitars ahead of it's December 10th release from Vision Films.  While I've long been a fan, I learned so much about the group's origins (including Don Wilson's mom Josie Wilson's role in their early success by being a producer, running the fan club, etc., starting the band's own Blue Horizon label, etc.) and how crazy popular they are all over the world particularly in Japan!  It was great seeing people like John Fogerty, Deke Dickerson, Billy Bob Thornton, The Surfrajettes, Tim Polecat, Jeff "Skunk" Baker, Jimmy Page, Liz Brasher, Jeff Cook (Alabama) and so many more talk about The Ventures and gush over their influence on their music and playing style.  I loved hearing early names of the group (The Versatones and The Impacts), jobs Don Wilson and Bob Bogle had early on (bricklayers) and everyone's key role in the band's success.

There was a time in the 60's that The Ventures were outselling The Beatles 2 to 1.  They've released over 250 albums (who has come anywhere close to that?!) and recorded over 3,000 songs!  When most successful groups from that time period broke up years/decades ago, the band in it's latest incarnation is still going strong.  In fact, this documentary was supposed to debut at Viva Las Vegas this year but the festival had to cancel due to the Covid 19 outbreak.  This outbreak also marked the first summer the band did NOT tour Japan since the early 60's!


I was particularly excited to hear their first single with Don singing ("Cookies and Coke").  I'll post a link below too.  Over the years, they just kept finding new sounds on the guitar.  Whether it was Nokie Edwards' unique style or Don's sometimes punk-like playing, they really blazed a trail especially with a twin guitar attack like that.  They influenced surf, punk, heavy metal, psychedellic and more!  It was also cool to hear about Glen Campbell, Carol Kaye, Hal Blaine and others playing on some sessions.

As opposed to the title of their massive hit, "Walk Don't Run"...you should RUN and don't walk to watch this documentary for yourself.  If you are a fan, you'll become a bigger one.  If you aren't one yet, you will be!  It's available on DVD and VOD outlets on December 8th!

Big thanks to Staci Wilson (Don's daughter) who produced and directed this documentary for giving us access to it early.  



Stars On Guitar trailer



The Ventures- "Cookies and Coke"


The Ventures- "Walk Don't Run"



The Ventures- Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction



Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 11-16-20

 


New tunes, classics, special features and a tribute to a couple of icons this week!  We pay tribute to WS Holland and Roy Head who both passed away this past September in both our instru-Mental Breakdown and the Jammin' James Jukebox.  We hear a snippet from a 2015 interview of WS Holland talking about his involvement with the Million Dollar Quartet.  WS Holland passed away September 23rd, 2020 at the age of 85 and Roy Head passed away September 21st, 2020 at 79 years old.  We also have NEW tunes from James Intveld & The Honky-Tonk Palomino's, Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo, Stray Cats, Kim Wilson, Kyle Eldridge, Rip Masters, Lucky Jones and The Honkabillies!  Beth Riley has a great blues track in her Beth's Blues Break.  We take a trip in the Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine to 1956.

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

James Intveld & The Honky Tonk Palomino's- "Never Gonna Let You Go"
The Honkabillies- "Lockdown Lonely (Alt. Version)"
Stray Cats- "Mean Pickin' Mama" (live)

instru-Mental Breakdown:
The Roy Head Trio- "Tush Hog"
Tennessee Three- "A Boy Named Sue"

Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo- "G'wan 'Bout Your Business"
Lucky Jones- "These Lonely Blues"
Rip Masters- "Over The Line"

Beth's Blues Break:
(Music bed: Buddy Guy- "Slow Blues")
Willie 'Poor Boy' Lofton- "Dirty Mistreater"
Follow Beth's Blues Break HERE

Kyle Eldridge- "Well Oh Well"

WS Holland on the Million Dollar Quartet
Million Dollar Quartet- "I Shall Not Be Moved"

Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine Billboard Top 100
Week ending August 15, 1956
#90 Carl Perkins- "Boppin' The Blues"
#68 Bill Haley & His Comets- "Teenagers Mother (Are You Right?)"
#1 The Platters- "My Prayer" 

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Roy Head- "One More Time"

Kim Wilson- "Slow Down"

Outro Music Bed: Duane Eddy- "Fireball Mail"