Monday, July 27, 2015

Levi Dexter interview part 4 & more!


Levi Dexter joins us for our 4th and final episode of "Levi In July".  On this episode, we talk about more tracks from Roots Man as well as several requests showing just how "rooted" he is in the scene.  We also hear a brand new track from the BellFuries, a new cover tune from Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, new Ray Campi and so much more!!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

The BellFuries- "Loving Arms"
Don Diego Trio- "Honky Tonk Mind"


Levi Dexter interview

Segment 1
Levi Dexter- "Honey Bun"
Segment 2
Levi Dexter- "Boppin' Bernie"
Segment 3
Levi Dexter- "Rollin' To The Jukebox Rock"
Segment 4
Joe Clay- "Sixteen Chicks"
Segment 5
Charlie Hightone- "Booze, Booze, Booze"
Segment 6
The Hayriders- "So Good"
Segment 7
Wheels Fargo & The Nightingale- "Pistol Packin' Mama"
Segment 8

Reach Around Rodeo Clowns- "Boomerang"
Rip Masters- "Don't Dog This Cat"
Ray Campi- "Does A Bear"
Scotty Baker- "Doggone Done It"


"Boppin' Bernie" video from Roots Man



Thursday, July 23, 2015

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 20, 2015

Levi Dexter interview part 3, new Linda Gail Lewis and more!


Levi Dexter joins us for part 3 of our "Levi In July" interview series.  On this episode, we talk about this year's "Levi & The Rockats" Viva Las Vegas show, his wife Bernie, Magic, Gretsch Brothers and begin a conversation of his album Roots Man.  We also hear a new track from Linda Gail Lewis and rockers from Billy Burnette, The Blue Cats, JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers, Jai Malano, Marti Brom and Ricky Nelson!!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Linda Gail Lewis- "Rockin' My Life Away"
Blue Cats- "Burnette"
Billy Burnette- "Didn't Start Livin'"


Bernie Dexter berniedexter.com
Levi Dexter interview
Segment 1
Levi Dexter & The Gretsch Brothers- "Oakie Boogie"
Segment 2
Levi Dexter & Magic- "Baby Let's Play House"
Segment 3
Levi Dexter & Magic- "All I Can Do Is Cry"
Segment 4
Levi Dexter & The Gretsch Brothers- "Down The Line"
Segment 5
Levi Dexter & The Gretsch Brothers- "7 Nights To Rock"
Segment 6
Levi Dexter- "Roots Man"


JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers- "No Rest For The Wicked"
Jai Malano- "So Good To My Baby"
Marti Brom- "That Crazy Beat"
Ricky Nelson- "One Of These Mornings"






Hear Levi Dexter Vinyl Giveaway spot here:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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"