Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chess Records releases 1st single from Chuck Berry in 1955


Chess Records releases the 1st single "Maybellene" from a young guitar player named Chuck Berry in 1955.  The song peaks at #5.  See him perform this song on the Midnight Special in 1973 here...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Alex Orbison interview part 4 and more!



The final segment of our interview with Roy Orbison's son Alex regarding the Mystery Girl Deluxe edition.  We also hear from Barry Ryan of the Rockats, Wanda Jackson, Planet Rockers and as always a lot more!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Barry Ryan- "Rock & Roll Radio"
Gas House Gorillas- "Cookin' At Home"
Wanda Jackson- "Let's Have A Party"
Hank Mizell- "Jungle Rock"
Ronnie Hawkins- "Forty Days"

Roy Orbison- "Careless Heart"
Roy Orbison- "Love So Beautiful"
Roy Orbison- "The Only One" (demo)
Roy Orbison- "The Comedians"
Roy Orbison- "All I Can Do Is Dream You" (demo)

Southern Culture On The Skids- "Smiley Yeah, Yeah, Yeah"
Vintage Lionel Trains Commercial featuring Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash- "Folsom Prison Blues"
The Rockats- "Rocky Road Blues"

Dr. Rubins Pomade

Planet Rockers- "Thunder Road Rock"
Elvis Presley- "Blue Moon Of Kentucky"

Roy Orbison- Unraveled documentary trailer





Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Dion!!


Dion DiMucci was born this day in 1939 in the Bronx, NY.  Earlier this year, he released Tank Full Of Blues to amazing reviews!  If you missed our interview late 2011, check it out HERE.  As Lou Reed said in Dion's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction speech..."after all, who could be hipper than Dion?"

Happy Birthday, Dion!!!

"Ride's Blues" (from Tank Full Of Blues)

"Two Train"

"The Wanderer"

"Abraham, Martin & John"

"Runaround Sue"





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Columbia drops Johnny Cash this day in 1986


Johnny Cash was dropped from Columbia Records this day in 1986 after spending 28 years with the label.  Before joining Columbia in 1958, Cash began his recording career at Sun Records in 1955.  After being dropped from Columbia, he had an unsuccessful run at Mercury Records until Rick Rubin rejuvenated his career on his American Recordings label in 1994.  Cash would record with them until the time of his death in 2003.

"A Boy Named Sue"






Monday, July 14, 2014

Alex Orbison interview part 3 and much more!!

Mystery Girl Deluxe- 2 LP Vinyl

We continue our talk with Alex Orbison with part 3 of our 4 part interview series and really start to dig in Mystery Girl.  We also hear some high energy tunes from Imelda May, Eddie Clendening, Di Maggio Connection and a BRAND NEW single from Brian Setzer kicking it off!

Hear episode here:


Download all episodes HERE

Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Brian Setzer- "Let's Shake" (BRAND NEW)
Imelda May- "Five Good Men"
The Robins- "Smokey Joes Cafe"
Eddie Clendening- "Turnip Greens"

Roy Orbison- "The Way Is Love"
Roy Orbison- "She's A Mystery To Me"
Roy Orbison- "The Only One"
Roy Orbison- "In The Real World"
Roy Orbison- "(All I Can Do Is) Dream You"
Roy Orbison- "Windsurfer"

Ricky Nelson- "Stood Up"
Sanford Clark- "The Fool"
Di Maggio Connection- "Every Day"

Monday, July 7, 2014

Elton John & Bruce Johnston!


Now, how would you like to have these guys in the band playing at your next wedding reception?  The Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston plays bass as Elton John tears it up on the piano and vocals.  This was taken at the wedding reception for Elton's agent at the Hotel Bel-Air circa 1973-74.  Bruce had arranged vocals for Elton's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" but who knew they played together at a wedding reception?  I only wish I knew what was on the set-list!