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.

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BR5-49 publicity photo

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

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"Too Lazy To Work Too Nervous To Steal"