Monday, October 20, 2014

Bill Miller (Johnny Cash Museum) interview part 2 and more!!

Johnny Cash Museum's Bill Miller joins us again this week as we talk about how the idea for the museum originated, more about the Sun Records story, a song request and more Cash tunes!  Also, music from The Bullets, JD McPherson, Elvis Presley, Dale Hawkins, Webb Wilder and lots more!!

Wall of album covers at
The Johnny Cash Museum
Part of new Sun exhibit

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

The Bullets- "Go Man Go"
Elvis Presley- "Mean Woman Blues"
Ginger St. James- "Beer Bottle Rockets"
Webb Wilder- "Rockin' Little Angel"
The Caezars- "Heartache Overload"

Bill Miller interview
Johnny Cash- "Orange Blossom Special"
Johnny Cash- "Get Rhythm"
Johnny Cash- "Ring Of Fire"
Johnny Cash- "There You Go"
Johnny Cash- "Any Old Wind That Blows"

Brenda Lee- "Dynamite"
Janis Martin- "Drugstore Rock 'N' Roll"
JD McPherson- "Country Boy"

Dr. Rubin's Pomade

Cactus Blossoms- "Lost John Dean"
Dale Hawkins- "Tornado"
Levi Dexter & Magic- "Lonesome Train"

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Delta blues legend Son House passes away in 1988

Eddie James "Son" House, Jr. passed away this day in 1988 in Detroit, MI.  Son's music had a profound impact on artists as early as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Jack White in the current day.  Jack still claims his favorite song is Son's "Grinnin' In Your Face".  Here's some vintage clips of Son House, a White Stripes cover and a clip of Jack White talking about Son's influence here...

interview segment

"John The Revelator"

Son House speaks about Robert Johnson

"Levee Camp Blues"

Son House- "Grinnin' In Your Face"

"Death Letter Blues"

White Stripes- "Death Letter"

Jack White speaks on Son House

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Chuck Berry was born this day in 1926

Chuck Berry was born this day in 1926 in St. Louis, MO.  His songwriting, guitar playing and showmanship is one of the biggest influences on rock.  Most artists coming out after Berry have acknowledged him as an influence.  Here are some of his biggest hits along with select covers from others...

"Johnny B. Goode"

Dion- "Johnny B. Goode"

Jimi Hendrix- "Johnny B. Goode"


Elvis Presley- "Maybelline" (live 1955)

"Rock & Roll Music" (w/ Tina Turner)

The Beatles- "Rock & Roll Music"

The Beach Boys (w/ Roger McGuinn)- "Rock & Roll Music"

"Sweet Little Sixteen"

Jerry Lee Lewis- "Sweet Little Sixteen"

"Dear Dad"

Dave Edmunds- "Dear Dad"

"Run Rudolph Run"

Keith Richards- "Run Rudolph Run"

"Memphis Tennessee"

The Ventures- "Memphis Tennessee"


JD McPherson- "Carol"

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Little Richard begins 1st recording session in 1951

"Little" Richard Penniman holds his first recording session this day in 1951.  He recorded several singles for RCA and later for Peacock before his successful time at Specialty Records beginning in 1955.  Here's his first single on RCA called "Every Hour" along with the B-side "Taxi Blues"....

"Every Hour"

"Taxi Blues"

Monday, October 13, 2014

Part 1 of Bill Miller (Johnny Cash Museum) interview and more!

Bill Miller (right)- co-founder of the Johnny Cash Museum

Bill Miller, co-founder of Johnny Cash Museum, Johnny Cash Radio and, is our guest this episode and next.  We sat down at the museum and discussed his early love of Johnny Cash, friendship with the "Man In Black", Johnny Cash Radio, the museum and much more.  We'll talk about the early origins of the museum next episode so stay tuned.  On this episode, we'll also hear the Stray Cats, Robert Gordon, Jittery Jack, a new tune from Danny B. Harvey, another fun "Ask The Clowns" segment with Reach Around Rodeo Clowns and much more!

photographed May 2013

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey

Stray Cats- "Blast Off"
Danny B. Harvey- "Rock Lil' Baby"
Chris Casello Trio- "Big Big Hole"
Katmen- "When The Drinks Dried Up"
Robert Gordon- "Drivin' Wheel"

Bill Miller interview
Johnny Cash- "Folsom Prison Blues" 
Johnny Cash- "I've Been Everywhere"
Johnny Cash- "Big River"
Johnny Cash- "Ragged Old Flag"
Johnny Cash- "I Walk The Line"

Jittery Jack- "Something Wicked This Way Comes"
Jake Allen & The Lawlessmen- "Mess About Man"

Dr. Rubin's Pomade

Ask The Clowns
The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns- "It's Rock & Roll"
Sleepy LaBeef- "All The Time"

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

John Lennon was born this day in 1940

John Lennon was born this day in 1940.  His music legacy is impressive to say the least.  I wanted to focus on his love for early Rock & Roll....specifically his love for Chuck Berry.  The Beatles would cover several of Chuck's tunes in their early days and often John would take the lead on those.  He covered "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "You Can't Catch Me" on his Rock 'N' Roll album (pictured above).  Hear The Beatles cover "Johnny B. Goode" live on the BBC and also see John with Chuck Berry covering the same song live on the Mike Douglas show in 1972.  See Chuck at the beginning point to John and say "Johnny....let's be good."