Monday, September 23, 2019

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 09-23-19


We hear a new single from Theo Lawrence produced by Mark Neill on this Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour.  Plus, we spin NEW tracks from The Delta Bombers (also produced by Mark Neill), The WildTones, Danny "O" & The Astrotones, Jake Calypso & His Red Hot, Darrel Higham & The Enforcers, Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo, Ryan Glenn Band and The Mellows.  Our Five Year Flashback is with John Fogerty, the Time Machine goes back to the week ending March 8, 1958, the Doo Wop Corner has classics from The Sharps (with Duane Eddy) and The Cadillacs, and we hear rockers from Robert Gordon, The Wise Guyz and The Fabulous Thunderbirds!!

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

The WildTones- "Pretty Boy"
Danny "O" & The Astrotones- "Fool Out Of You"
Theo Lawrence- "The Worst In Me"
The Fabulous Thunderbirds- "True Love"
Darrel Higham & The Enforcers- "You Hound Ya Lie"
Jake Calypso & His Red Hot- "Don't Miss The Train Man"
Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo- "As Long As I'm Movin'"
Ryan Glenn Band- "Record Man"

Doo-Wop Corner:
The Cadillacs- "I Wonder Why"
The Sharps- "Look At Me" (with Duane Eddy)

The Wise Guyz- "Beware"
The Delta Bombers- "Wild & Free"

Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine
Week ending March 8, 1958:
#94 Eddie Cochran- "Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie"
#56 Don Gibson- "Oh Lonesome Me"
#1 Elvis Presley- "Don't"

Five Year Flashback:
John Fogerty on rockabilly and Sun Records sound
Creedence Clearwater Revival- "Cross-Tie Walker"
The Mellows- "Walkin' Zombie"
Robert Gordon- "Have I The Right"

Outro Music Bed:  Link Wray- "Dixie Doodle"



Monday, September 16, 2019

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 09-16-19


We've got a new segment this hour called the "Doo-Wop Corner" where we take a walk to hear some great Doo-Wop tunes on the corner.  This time it's Dion & The Belmonts and Billy Ward & His Dominoes.  We also hear NEW tunes from Greg Townson and Los Freneticos in our instru-Mental Breakdown, a Five Year Flashback with Webb Wilder AND a couple of great requests in Hey Mr. DJ.  You'll also hear NEW tunes from Eddie Clendening, Mike Teardrop Trio, The Deltas, Rock'n'Roll Kamikazes, The Modernes, Fatboy, Clint Bradley, The Country Side Of Harmonica Sam, classics from Gene Vincent, Don Willis and a recent rocker from Babe Miller!!

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

Eddie Clendening- "Hard Road To Hoe"
Mike Teardrop Trio- "That Extra Mile"
Gene Vincent- "Hot Dollar"

instru-Mental Breakdown:
Los Freneticos- "Palmira"
Greg Townson- "Joy Ride"

The Deltas- "Bubble Up"
The Rock'n'Roll Kamikazes- "Pocket"
The Modernes- "Big River"

Doo-Wop Corner:
Dion & The Belmonts- "I Can't Go On (Rosalie)"
Billy Ward & His Dominoes- "Sixty Minute Man"

Fatboy- "Just A Little Bit"
Clint Bradley- "The Lightning Ride"
The Country Side Of Harmonica Sam- "My First Broken Heart
(Since My Last Broken Heart)"

Hey Mr. DJ request segment:
Johnny Cash- "Hit The Road & Go"
Jeff Daniels- "Switch Blade Sam"

Five Year Flashback:
Webb Wilder on the "Webb Wilder creedo"
Webb Wilder- "Rough And Tumble Guy"
Don Willis- "Boppin' High School Baby"
Babe Miller- "Pontiac Boogie"

Outro Music Bed:  Eddie Angel- "Black Widow"

Monday, September 9, 2019

Keep On Truckin' show/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 09-09-19


Call me Gear-Jammin' James Riley this week as Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 8-14) with an hour of Truckin' tunes on our first annual Keep On Truckin' show!  We've got classics and more recent tunes from Dave Dudley, Red Simpson, Dick Curless, Johnny Cash, Red Sovine, Don Diego Trio, Kay Adams with BR549, Jerry Reed, Junior Brown (with Red Simpson), Dale Watson, The Hi-Risers, The Royal Hounds, Merle Haggard, The Golden Roses, Sonny George, Bill Kirchen, Sons Of The Pioneers and Link Davis!  Breaker One-Niner...this is Gear-Jammin' James Riley...anyone got their ears on?

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

Dave Dudley- "Six Days On The Road"
Dale Watson- "...Loose Nut Behind The Wheel"
Red Simpson- "Motivatin' Man"
Junior Brown & Red Simpson- "Nitro Express"
Jerry Reed- "East Bound & Down"
Dick Curless- "Big Wheel Cannonball"
The Golden Roses- "Bad Habit"
Sonny George- "Big Rig Blues"
Bill Kirchen- "Hillbilly Truck Drivin' Man"
Link Davis- "Trucker From Tennessee"
The Don Diego Trio- "Truck Drivin' Daddy"
Kay Adams & BR549- "Mama Was A Rock (Daddy Was A Rolling Stone)"
The Hi-Risers- "Gear Bustin' Sort Of A Feller"
Sons Of The Pioneers- "Diesel Smoke"
Merle Haggard- "Movin' On"
Dave Dudley- "Truck Drivin' Son-Of-A-Gun"
Johnny Cash- "All I Do Is Drive"
Red Sovine- "Giddy-Up Go"
The Royal Hounds- "Road Scholar"

Outro Music Bed:  Sonny George- "Jacknife"



MORE INFO FROM AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATIONS:
•   Professional truck drivers drove over 287.9 billion miles in 2016, more than double 25 years ago.  Those miles accounted for 14.2% of all motor vehicle miles and 29.8% of all truck miles.


•   The trucking industry paid $41.8 billion in federal and state highway taxes in 2016, and represented 13.3 percent of vehicles on the road. The trucking industry paid $17.6 billion in federal highway-user taxes and $24.2 billion in state highway-user taxes in 2016.


•   The trucking industry consumed 54.9 billion gallons of diesel fuel and gasoline in 2016.  Based on consumption and price, ATA reported that motor carriers spent $142.9 billion in 2015.


•   The federal fuel tax for diesel in 2018 is 24.4 cents per gallon; the average state tax for diesel fuel was 25.2 cents per gallon.


•   There are 3.68 million class 8 trucks on the road in the United States and 11.7 million commercial trailers were registered in 2016.


•   There are 7.7 million truck drivers in the United States. Total industry employment is 3.5 million or one out of every 16 people working in the United States.



•   There are 777,240 for-hire carriers and 700,591 private carriers in the United States; 97.3 percent of them have fewer than 20 trucks and 91% are operating six trucks or less.


•   In 2016, the trucking industry hauled 10.77 billion tons of freight, or 70.1 percent of total U.S. freight tonnage.  Rail was the next busiest mode, moving 13.8 percent of the nation’s freight tonnage.


•   In 2017, the trucking industry was an astounding $700.18 billion industry, representing 79.3 percent of the nation’s freight bill.


•   More than 80 percent of U.S. communities depend solely on trucking for delivery of their goods and commodities.


•   A new truck produces one-tenth the fine particulate emissions and smog-forming NOx emissions as a similar truck manufactured just seven years ago.


•   Fine particulate emissions from on-road diesel trucks have been cut by more than half over the past decade.







Monday, September 2, 2019

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 09-02-19


Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour spins a TON of killer new tracks this week from The Delta Bombers, The Kokomo Kings, Jacob Tolliver, Mike Bell, Supersonics, Stray Cats, Marcel Bontempi & Carlos Slap, Bambi Lee Savage along with Didi Wray and The Duke Robillard Band in our instru-Mental Breakdown!  We hear from 2 of the headliners at Nashville Boogie 2020: Levi Dexter & The Rockats and Tiger Army.  Our Time Machine goes back to the week ending July 20, 1957 and our Five Year Flashback is with The Cactus Blossoms!!

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

The Delta Bombers- "15 To Life"
The Kokomo Kings- "The More I Get, The More I Want"
Levi & The Rockats- "Rockabilly Idol"
Jacob Tolliver- "Jenny, Jenny"
Bambi Lee Savage- "Baby Come Back"
Tiger Army- "Outlaw Heart"
The Shadowmen- "Warm Love"
The Lucky Bullets- "Fire Down Below"

instru-Mental Breakdown:
Didi Wray- "Terremoto Surf"
The Duke Robillard Band- "Rawhide"

Marcel Bontempi & Carlos Slap- "Young Souls"
Stray Cats- "Mean Pickin' Mama"

Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine
Week ending July 20, 1957:
#95 Chuck Berry- "Oh Baby Doll"
#85 The Del-Vikings- "Cool Shake"
#1 Elvis Presley- "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"

Five Year Flashback:
The Cactus Blossoms on working with JD McPherson and the Alton & Jimmy cover
The Cactus Blossoms- "No More Crying The Blues"

Supersonics- "Denver"
Mike Bell- "Hey Heartache"
Jackie Lee Cochran- "Mama Don't You Think I Know"

Outro Music Bed: Duane Eddy- "Primeval"