Monday, October 22, 2018

Jay McDowell (BR5-49) co-host/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 10-22-18

Smilin' Jay McDowell on bass (left)

Smilin' Jay McDowell of BR5-49 fame is my co-host on this Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour.  He picked all the tunes (except for the last track of BR5-49 that I picked) and tells great stories about why he picked them!  It's a great mix of classics by Warren Smith, Gene Vincent, Ronnie Self, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'N' Roll Trio, artists from the 80's: The Rockats, Buzz & The Flyers, The Crazy Cats, The Polecats, The Red Devils and artists from the 90's and later: Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys, Nick Curran and BR5-49.  We recorded this at the Musician's Hall Of Fame & Museum where Jay works as their Multi-Media Curator.  This is definitely one you don't want to miss!  

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

Warren Smith- "Ubangi Stomp"
Carl Perkins- "Honey Don't"
BR5-49- "One Long Saturday Night"
Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys- "When I Found You"
The Red Devils- "Tearin' My Hair Out"
The Rockats- "Go Kat Wild"
Buzz & The Flyers- "Go Cat Wild"
Nick Curran & The Lowlifes- "Psycho"
Gene Vincent & His Bluecaps- "Jump Back Honey Jump Back"
Eddie Cochran- "Jelly Bean"
Buddy Holly- "Blue Days, Black Nights"
Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'N Roll Trio- "Sweet Love On My Mind"
Ronnie Self- "Bop-A-Lena"
The Crazy Cats- "One Hand Loose"
The Polecats- "Red Ready Amber"
BR5-49- "18 Wheels & A Crowbar" (Live From Robert's)

Outro Music Bed:  Chuck Berry- "My Mustang Ford"


Junior Sample's used car comedy bit from Hee Haw.  The band got
their name from the telephone number he used during the segment.


Shop for some unique BR5-49 recordings HERE!




BR5-49 publicity photo



David Letterman's Biff Henderson hangs with BR5-49 in Nashville


"Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts)" Music City Roots 2014



"Too Lazy To Work Too Nervous To Steal"

Monday, October 15, 2018

Marcel Riesco interview/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 10-15-18


Marcel Riesco stops by the Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour studio!  We chat about Truly Lover Trio, his solo projects, Ameripolitan Music Awards, vinyl records sounding better and of course his love for Roy Orbison.  We also hear a snippet of an interview from Roy talking about his Texas childhood.  Marcel also gives requests for an obscure Roy tune and a rocker from Elvis Presley.

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

Marcel Riesco- "Paper Heart"
Interview segment 1
Marcel Riesco- "Long Time No Love"
Segment 2
Truly Lover Trio- "A Cat Called Domino"
Segment 3
Truly Lover Trio
*Roy Orbison- "Loneliness"
Truly Lover Trio- "Little Angel"
Segment 4
Truly Lover Trio- "Candy Kisses"
Segment 5
Roy Orbison on his childhood in TX
Roy Orbison- "Rock House"
Truly Lover Trio- "Thinkin' Of You"
Segment 6
Marcel Riesco- "Borne On The Wind"
Segment 7
Marcel Riesco- "Let's Get Goin'"
Marcel Riesco and Ray Allen & His Band- 
"Because He Broke Your Heart"
Segment 8
*Elvis Presley- "I Need Your Love Tonight"
Marcel Riesco with The Round-Up Boys- 
"Bear It In Your Heart"

*requests from Marcel

Outro Music Bed: Chuck Berry-
"Brown Eyed Handsome Man"




Wesley Orbison, Marcel Riesco, Roy Orbison Jr. and Alex Orbison at the Grammy Museum
in Los Angeles for the presentation of Roy Orbison’s new book,
The Authorized Roy Orbison

Marcel & James at 2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards
Paramount Theatre Austin, TX


Marcel at Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour studio


Marcel & Ray Allen Band- "Because He Broke Your Heart" Bopflix video:

 "Ooby Dooby" Viva Las Vegas 2013:

Monday, October 8, 2018

Cochran Countdown top 2! New Rosie Flores & more!!/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 10-08-18


We're celebrating what would have been Eddie Cochran's 80th birthday (October 3rd) and we've got the top 2 songs voted on by the listeners on this Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour!  We also get 2 rockin' Cochran Covers by Darrel Higham and Brian Setzer!  Plus, we have NEW tunes from Rosie Flores, Colton Turner, Alex Valenzi & The Hideaway Cats, Cheryl Deseree, The Hi-Jivers, Kim Wilson, our instru-Mental Breakdown, a rare rocker from Dion, Howlin' Wolf talks about his nickname and so much more.  We also pay tribute to Lazy Lester who passed away August 22nd.

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

Darrel Higham- "Don't Bye Bye Baby Me"
The Hi-Jivers- "Got Me Wrong"

#2 Eddie Cochran- "Somethin' Else"

Buddy Holly- "Ting-A-Ling"
George Jones- "Tall Tall Trees"
Rosie Flores- "Drive, Drive, Drive"
Kim Wilson- "Look Whatcha Done"
Carl Perkins- "Glad All Over"

instru-Mental Breakdown:
Bill Haley & His Comets- "Guitar Boogie"
Duane Eddy- "Stalkin'"

Brian Setzer- "Nervous Breakdown"
Dion- "Feelin' No Pain"
Lazy Lester- "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter"
Howlin' Wolf on his nickname
Howlin' Wolf- "Moanin' At Midnight"

#1 Eddie Cochran- "Twenty Flight Rock"

Colton Turner- "Midnight Hour"
Alex Valenzi & The Hideaway Cats- "Bop Bop Boogie"
Cheryl Deseree with Ray Benson- "Oooh-Dah-Dilly-Dah"

Outro Music Bed:  Danny B. Harvey- "Cattin' Around"

Monday, October 1, 2018

Cochran Countdown 5-3 & more! Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 10-01-18



Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour is celebrating what would have been Eddie Cochran's 80th birthday (October 3rd) with a "Cochran Countdown"!  We asked you what your favorite tune from Eddie is and we're spinning the top 5!  This hour, we hear #5 through #3 plus a Cochran cover from The Rockats!  We also play NEW tunes from Elvis Presley, Dale Watson, Asleep At The Wheel, The Wise Guyz, Crystal & The Runnin' Wild, Crown City Bombers, Slapback Johnny and Slowey & The Boats (from Hi-Tide Recordings).  We also pay tribute to Lorrie Collins who passed away on August 4th at 76 years old with a solo track from her, a duet with Ricky Nelson and of course a tune with her brother Larry Collins as The Collins Kids!  Our instru-Mental Breakdown includes Al Dual and Buck Owens & His Buckaroos and still there's more!!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"
Lorrie Collins &
Ricky Nelson

The Wise Guyz- "Jukebox Rock"
Chuck Berry- "Don't You Lie To Me"

Lorrie Collins tribute spotlight:
Lorrie Collins- "Home Of The Blues"
The Collins Kids- "Move A Little Closer"
Ricky Nelson & Lorrie Collins- "You Are The Only One"

Crystal & The Runnin' Wild- "Take Me Home"
Slapback Johnny- "Throw Down"
Crown City Bombers- "No Good Lover"

instru-Mental Breakdown:
Al Dual- "Riders In The Sky"
The Collins Kids
(Larry & Lorrie)
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos (feat. Don Rich)- "Buckaroo"

Asleep At The Wheel- "Seven Nights To Rock"
The Rockats- "My Way"

Cochran Countdown:
#5 Eddie Cochran- "C'mon Everybody"
#4 Eddie Cochran- "Nervous Breakdown"
#3 Eddie Cochran- "Summertime Blues"

Dale Watson- "You'll Cry Too"
Slowey & The Boats- "Slow Boat To China"
Elvis Presley- "So High"
Patsy Cline- "In Care Of The Blues"

Outro Music Bed:  James Wilsey- "The Rattler"