Monday, May 29, 2017

Wink & Sandy Martindale: Elvis Celebration/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-29-17


Wink & Sandy Martindale are our guests as we continue our Elvis Celebration on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour.  We recorded our conversation during a break at this year's Nashville Elvis Festival where Wink & Sandy were judges for the Elvis Tribute Artist contest.  Wink Martindale is a legendary game show host, television producer and radio personality.  He was also working at WHBQ in Memphis, TN and happened to be at the studio with Dewey Phillips the evening he first played Elvis Presley.  Sandy Martindale has wonderful stories of dating Elvis, dancing in his movies and designing Elvis eye-wear.  We'll hear about all of these stories and more!  This is an episode you do NOT want to miss!  Plus, we play Wink's "That Was Elvis To Me" narrative, a NEW song from Pokey LaFarge (who portrays Hank Snow in CMT's "Sun Records") and tunes from Janis Martin, Dale Watson and The Starlight Drifters!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro Music Bed:  Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"
Dewey Phillips, Wink Martindale, Elvis Presley

Janis Martin- "My Boy Elvis"
Ed Sullivan snippet
Dale Watson- "Big Boss Man"

Wink & Sandy Martindale interview:
Wink Martindale- "All Love Broke Loose"
Segment 1
Elvis Presley- "That's All Right"
Segment 2
Dewey Phillips snippet
Segment 3
Sandy Martindale (front left) in Viva Las Vegas
Elvis Presley- "What'd I Say"
Segment 4
Wink Martindale- "That Was Elvis To Me"
Segment 5
Elvis Presley- "Suspicious Minds"
Segment 6
Elvis Presley- "I Was The One"

Pokey LaFarge- "Better Man Than Me"
The Starlight Drifters- "She Just Misses Elvis (Sometimes)"

Outro Music Bed:  Scotty Moore- "Heartbreak Hotel"


Jammin' James Riley, Sandy Martindale, Wink Martindale
at the Nashville Elvis Festival 2017




Sandy Martindale Elvis glasses and more at Graceland shop:

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dean Z: Elvis Celebration/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-22-17


2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion, Dean Z, is our guest this week on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour as we continue our Elvis Celebration marking 40 years since his passing.  I caught up with Dean at the 2017 Nashville Elvis Festival to talk about his first exposure to Elvis, what it means to be an Elvis Tribute Artist, what's coming up and a special Presley request.  Plus, we hear Elvis tribute tunes by The Katmen and Carl Perkins along with covers from Cliff Richard, Lee Rocker, Robert Gordon, The Rockats, Buddy Holly, Shawn Camp & Billy Burnette, Carl Bradychock, Dave Edmunds and Link Wray!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Young Dean Z meeting
Jerry Schilling
Intro Music Bed:  Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

The Katmen- "We Need Elvis Back"
Elvis Presley- "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"
Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding- "I Beg Of You"
Carl Bradychok- "Such A Night"
The Rockats- "Heartbreak Hotel"
Carl Perkins- "The E.P. Express"
Lee Rocker- "Hard Headed Woman"

Dean Z interview:
Dean Z- "Baby Let's Play House"
Segment 1
Dean Z- "Blue Moon Of Kentucky"
Segment 2
Dean Z & Jammin' James Riley
Dean Z- "Trying To Get To You"
Segment 3
Elvis Presley- "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine"

Shawn Camp & Billy Burnette- "All Shook Up"
Buddy Holly- "You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)"
Cliff Richard- "Mean Woman Blues"

Cliff Richard- "His Latest Flame"
Elvis Presley- "Jailhouse Rock"
Link Wray- "Little Sister"
*Milton Berle Show snippet- June 5, 1956

Outro Music Bed:  Swing Cats- "Heartbreak Hotel"




Monday, May 15, 2017

Brenda Lee: Elvis Celebration/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-15-17


"Little Miss Dynamite" Brenda Lee joins us this week as we start a regular Elvis Celebration feature on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour.  2017 marks 40 years since Elvis left us in 1977 and we'll pay tribute with interviews, songs, cover tunes and more!  We talk with Brenda about her career, influences, Elvis, judging at the Nashville Elvis Festival and a special request.  Plus, we hear NEW tunes from Hayden Thompson, Kokomo Kings, The Mavericks, Truly Lover Trio, Dexter Shaw, Mo Al Jaz and rockers from Stray Cats, Dean Z, Jittery Jack, Lance Lipinsky and more!

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Brenda Lee with Elvis/
Grand Ole Opry 1957
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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro Music Bed:  Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

Hayden Thompson- "To The Bone"
Stray Cats- "18 Miles To Memphis"
Kokomo Kings- "Too Good To Stay Away From"
Dexter Shaw & The Wolftones- "Mixed Up World"
Mo Al Jaz & Friends- "Nobody But You"

Brenda Lee interview:
Brenda Lee- "Dynamite"
Segment 1
Brenda Lee- "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)"
Segment 2
Brenda Lee- "Bigelow 6-200"
Segment 3
Tuesday Weld, Elvis,
Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee- "Just Because"
Segment 4
Elvis Presley- "Are You Lonesome Tonight"

The Mavericks- "I Will Be Yours"
Kieron McDonald- "Goodbye Lonesome, Hello Baby Doll"
Truly Lover Trio- "Speed Limit"
Jittery Jack- "Heartbreaker"
Dean Z- "Mystery Train"
Lance Lipinsky & The Lovers- "A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You"
Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n' Roll Trio- "All By Myself"

Outro Music Bed: Chuck Berry- "Chuckwalk"


Brenda Lee & Jammin' James Riley
Nashville Elvis Festival 2017
Dion & Brenda Lee


















Monday, May 8, 2017

Cover Charge Included show 3/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-08-17


It's our 3rd annual Cover Charge Included show on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour!  All cover tunes all hour long!!  This time around, we hear Lee Rocker covering Bruce Springsteen, Ollie Vee covering Talking Heads, Chris Isaak covering Carl Perkins, Carl Perkins covering John Hiatt, The Baseballs covering R. Kelly, Wanda Jackson covering The Coasters, Southern Culture On The Skids covering Wanda Jackson, Di Maggio Connection covering Adam Ant, Levi Dexter & The Ripchords covering Gene Vincent and so much more!

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

Southern Culture On The Skids- "Funnel Of Love"
Wanda Jackson- "Searchin'"
Chris Isaak- "Your True Love"
Carl Perkins- "Memphis In The Meantime"
Ollie Vee- "Psycho Killer"
Dave & Phil Alvin- "Hide & Seek"
The Di Maggio Connection- "Goody Two Shoes"
Dave Edmunds- "Hey Good Lookin'"
Eddie Angel- "Buzz Buzz A Diddle It"
Levi Dexter & The Ripchords- "Bi-I-Bicky-Bi, Bo, Bo, Go"
James Hand- "Mona Lisa"
Lee Rocker- "Dancing In The Dark"
The Baseballs- "I Believe I Can Fly"
Link Wray- "Hound Dog"
Jim Lauderdale- "Lonely Weekends"
Blue Cats- "Secret Agent Man"
Dion- "Johnny B. Goode"
Robert Gordon- "It's Late"

Outro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Be Bop A Lula"