Monday, May 23, 2016

Duane Eddy interview part 1 & more! Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-23-16

Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Duane Eddy joins us for part 1 of our interview recorded on location at the Musician's Hall Of Fame & Museum in Nashville, TN.  We talk about early guitar influences, his duo of Jimmy & Duane, his "twang" sound, successful debut album, Elvis, listing musicians on his album jacket, Dick Clark, Everly Brothers, Art Of Noise and a deal with Capitol Records.  

Next week we'll hear about "Rebel Rouser" in Forrest Gump, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and much more!!  Be sure to check out the bonus interview footage below!

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Bonus interview footage with Duane discussing production of Phil Everly's debut album on RCA (along with "The Air That I Breathe" which influenced The Hollies to record their version) and hearing Elvis for the first time (along with "An American Trilogy" featuring Duane on guitar from 2015's Elvis Presley release of If I Can Dream):

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Debut album, Have Twangy Guitar
Will Travel

Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro music bed- Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

Eddie Cochran- "Mean When I'm Mad"
Everly Brothers- "Be Bop-A-Lula"

Duane Eddy interview
The Sharps- "Have Love Will Travel"
Segment 1
Jimmy & Duane- "I Want Some Lovin' Baby"
Segment 2
Duane Eddy- "Movin' N' Groovin'"
Segment 3
Duane Eddy- "I Almost Lost My Mind"

Segment 4
Duane Eddy- "Shazam"
Segment 5
Duane Eddy- "Forty Miles Of Bad Road"
Segment 6
Duane Eddy- "3:30 Blues"
Segment 7
The Art Of Noise (with Duane Eddy)- "Peter Gunn"
Segment 8
Outro music bed- Duane Eddy- "Rockabilly Holiday" 

James Riley & Duane Eddy
in front of Duane's exhibit at
Musician's Hall Of Fame & Museum
Nashville, TN

"Moovin' N' Groovin'"

Dick Clark interviews Duane Eddy

Art Of Noise with Duane Eddy

"Forty Miles Of Bad Road" on Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beechnut Show

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Taking a Detour with Cyndi Lauper/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-16-16

Cyndi Lauper- Detour  2016 Sire Records

Cyndi Lauper joins us on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour this week to discuss her 11th studio album, Detour (available now from Sire Records), which finds her covering traditional Country/Rockabilly/Western Swing tunes.  We talk about her excitement of being on Sire Records and working with Seymour Stein as well as her early rockabilly roots while in her band Blue Angel and the NY scene at the time.  We'll hear a couple of tracks from Levi & The Rockats and Robert Gordon (artists Cyndi would see in NY around that time) as well as a new B-side from Dion!

*Note that every attempt was made to clear up the cell phone audio in certain spots from the interview but such is the nature of the cell sound sometimes.

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro music bed- Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

Dion- "I've Been Watching"
Cyndi Lauper in Blue Angel
1980 Polydor Records

Cyndi Lauper interview:
Cyndi Lauper- "Down Don't Bother Me"
Segment 1
Blue Angel- "Take A Chance"
Segment 2
Cyndi Lauper- "Funnel Of Love"
Segment 3
Cyndi Lauper- "Heartaches By The Number"
Segment 4
Cyndi Lauper (with Emmylou Harris)- "Detour"
Segment 5
Cyndi Lauper- "Misty Blue"
Segment 6
Cyndi Lauper (with Jewel)- "I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart"
Segment 7
Cyndi Lauper- "Walking After Midnight"

Levi & The Rockats- "All Thru The Night"
Robert Gordon- "I'm Coming Home"

Outro music bed- Blue Angel- "Cut Out"

photo by Chapman Baehler
James Riley, Cyndi and Heather Barrett
Ryman Auditorium
May 9, 2016

Blue Angel (with Cyndi Lauper)- "I Had A Love"

"Funnel Of Love" (from Detour)

Cyndi Lauper discusses Detour

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Mark Neill interview part 2/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-09-16

Mark Neill in action

Grammy Award winning producer Mark Neill is our guest for part 2 of our interview this week.  We talk about working with The Black Keys album Brothers and Dan Aurbach's solo project Keep It Hid, Liz Brasher, special requests for Charlie Feathers and Jimmy Wages and more!  We'll also hear tunes from more projects he's worked on from Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Deke Dickerso, Rip Carson, Los Straitjackets, The Paladis, JD McPherson, Rockin' Ryan & The Real Goners and Lucky Stars!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro music bed- Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

Mark Neill (l) with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys (r)
Hillbilly Moon Explosion- "Tornado"
Deke Dickerson- "Wear Out The Soles Of My Shoes"
Rip Carson- "Nobody's Woman"
Mark Neill segment 1
JD McPherson- "Bridgebuilder"
Mark Neill segment 2
Dan Auerbach- "Heartbroken, In Disrepair"
Mark Neill segment 3
The Black Keys- "I'm Not The One"
Even the snack corner
is period piece vintage!
Mark Neill segment 4
Rockin' Ryan & The Real Goners- "Get On Or Get Off"
Mark Neill segment 5
Liz Brasher- "Muddy Roots"
Mark Neill segment 6
Los Straitjackets- "San Diego Shutdown"
The Paladins- "Slow Down"
Mark Neill segment 7
Charlie Feathers- "One Hand Loose"
Jimmy Wages- "Miss Pearl"
Lucky Stars- "Honky Tonk Bound"

Outro music bed- Deke Dickerson- "Jumpin' Bean"

Liz Brasher in the lounge
JD McPherson- lunch break while
 recording at Soil Of The South

Some of the equipment at Soil Of The South

Liz Brasher- "Muddy Roots"

Monday, May 2, 2016

Link Wray was born this day in 1929

The late guitar great Link Wray was born this day in 1929.  He brought a punk-rockabilly-garage sound in 1958 with his classic "Rumble".

"Rumble" on Conan O'Brien

"Fire" (with Robert Gordon)

"Rawhide" on American Bandstand