Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dale Hawkins was born this day in 1938

Dale Hawkins was born this day in 1938 in Goldmine, LA.  He was an early pioneer of rockabilly and swamp sounds.  His most popular recording was "Susie Q" (featuring lead guitar work from James Burton) which was later covered by Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, The Everly Brothers, The Blues Brothers, Carl Perkins, Phish, Bobby McFerrin and others.  Hawkins continued performing until the time of his death in February 2010.  Here's his original version of "Susie-Q"...

"My Babe"


Friday, August 29, 2014

Charlie Feathers died this day in 1998

Charlie Feathers passed away this day in 1998 in a Memphis Hospital at the age of 66.  He wrote one of Elvis' early hits "I Forgot To Remember To Forget".  He also recorded on labels such as Sun, Meteor and King to name a few.  His raw rockabilly sound came through in signature songs like "One Hand Loose", "Bottle To The Baby", "Stutterin' Cindy" and "Jungle Fever".  Hear Charlie singing "That Certain Female" that was also featured in Kill Bill....

Monday, August 25, 2014

Elvis countdown to #1 and much more!

We hear the #1 song in our Favorite Elvis Countdown on this episode!  Plus we hear Rockpile, Polecats covering T. Rex, Legendary Shack Shakers, a new Ask The Clowns with Reach Around Rodeo Clowns and much more!

Hear episode here:

Download all episodes HERE!

Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Paul Burlison (with Billy & Rocky Burnette)- "Train Kept A Rollin'"
Rockpile- "Oh What A Thrill"
The Blasters- "I Love You So"
Billy "Red" Love- "Juiced"
Lee Rocker- "Wild Child"

Favorite Elvis Tunes Countdown:
5.  "Can't Help Falling In Love"
4.  "Big Hunk Of Love"
3.  "Heartbreak Hotel"
2.  "Jailhouse Rock"
1.  (listen to show above to find out #1 song!)
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John Paul Keith- "You Really Oughta Be With Me"
Polecats- "Jeepster"
Jimmy Lloyd- "You're Gone Baby"

Ask The Clowns!
The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns- "Psychobilly Band"

Th' Legendary Shack Shakers- "CB Song"
Dale Watson- "Drive, Drive, Drive"
Don & Dewey- "Farmer John"
Nat Couty- "Woodpecker Rock"

Friday, August 22, 2014

John Lee Hooker was born this day in 1917

John Lee Hooker was born this day in 1917.  By the time he passed away in 2001 he had recorded over 100 albums.  Early in his career he would often change his recording name to be able to release singles for other labels...among them were Johnny Lee, Texas Slim, Delta John, Birmingham Sam, The Boogie Man and even John Lee "Booker".  One of his biggest hits was "Boom Boom" which was also featured in a live performance for the movie The Blues Brothers.  See it here....

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy Birthday James Burton

James Burton was born this day in Dubberly, LA in 1939.  Burton is one of the most recognized guitarists for his work with artists like Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Dale Hawkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and so many more.  He's members of both the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame.

James on his "chicken picking" style

w/ Ricky Nelson "Hello Mary Lou"

w/ Elvis Presley "Blue Suede Shoes"

"Mystery Train"

w/ Roy Orbison "All I Can Do Is Dream You"

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Robert Plant

Robert Plant was born this day in 1948.  He's explored many music styles over the years from his vast musical knowledge and background.  Often, his love for rockabilly and blues shines through.  Enjoy some select covers of these over the years as we wish him a happy birthday!!

w/ Rockpile- "Little Sister" (Elvis Presley)

Led Zeppelin- "Somethin' Else" (Eddie Cochran)

w/ Alison Krauss- "Stick With Me Baby" (Everly Brothers)

w/ Lil' Band O' Gold- "I've Been Around" (Fats Domino)

"You Shook Me" (Willie Dixon)

w/ Tom Jones, Solomon Burke & Jeff Beck- "Shake, Rattle & Roll"
(Big Joe Turner)