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We hear NEW tunes this week from Celine Lee, The Mavericks, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Danny B. Harvey, Vince & The Sunboppers, Maureen & The Mercury 5, Phil Haley & His Comments, Legacaster and Cash O'Riley on this week's Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour. Plus, we hear rockers from The Silvershakers, Harry Fontana, Reverend Horton Heat, Jerry Lee Lewis and more!!
Levi Dexter joins us again this week to bring us an hour full of hand-picked tunes of some of his vintage and modern rockabilly favorites! We'll hear JD McPherson, Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers, Joe Clay, The Blasters, Boz Boorer, Carl Perkins, Billy Harlan, Billy Fury, The Blue Cats and so much more!! Plus, we get to hear why each song is chosen! Don't miss this record party with Rockabilly Hall Of Famer, Levi Dexter!!
Bernie & Levi Dexter join Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour this week to co-host! This week, Bernie Dexter hand picks all the tunes heard on the show (Levi is co-hosting next week too and picks a full hour's worth of songs as well). Not only she one of the top pinup models in the world, she's one of the leading fashion designers and now shows off her impeccable taste in music with these stellar tracks! Levi provides some wonderful stories as well and the 2 of them together make one of the most endearing couples you've ever met!!
We hear a NEW track from Chuck Berry's upcoming release on Dualtone as well as a few select tunes from his catalog. Chuck Berry passed away March 18th, 2017 at 90 years old but leaves behing a lifetime of great music that we will always support. We also pay tribute with some choice Chuck covers Buck Owens, Dion, Tommy Sands, Ernest Tubb, Jerry Lee Lewis and Rockpile. Plus, we spin new tunes from Celine Lee and Mike Teardrop Trio and rockers from Dale Watson, Carl Perkins, JD McPherson, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Jake Penrod and more!
A couple of great collaborations on the show this week...Red Foley & Ernest Tubb (single from 1953, above compilation from 1956) and Dale Watson & Ray Benson (from 2017)! We also get new tracks from JD McPherson and Cliff Richard, Dion talks to us about "Teenager In Love" and playing at Viva Las Vegas, the instru-Mental Breakdown returns and we hear classics from Jerry Lee Lewis, The Knitters, Jimmy Preston, Bo Diddley, Five Satins and lots more!!
Dick Dale talks to us about his country roots influences plus we get new tracks from Little Lesley & The Bloodshots and Pat Capocci on this week's Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour! We also hear rockers from Ricky Nelson, Sirocco Brothers, Ral Donner, Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Robbie Fulks, Charlie Rich Jr., Lee Rocker and more!!
Drake Milligan, from CMT's Sun Records series, joins the show this week. We chat about his early love for Elvis, filming Sun Records in Memphis, his friendship with fellow cast mates, an Elvis request and more! We also hear new tunes from Imelda May, Lance Lipinsky & The Lovers, Roy Orbison (from the newly released Black & White Night 30) and rockers from BR5-49, Dale Watson, Carl Perkins, Kristyn Harris, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Wanda Jackson and Kim Lenz!
It's our first "Strings Attached" show where we pay tribute to guitarists past and present. We hear interview snippets from John Fogerty on Carl Perkins, Dick Dale on Pulp Fiction, Billy Gibbons on Buddy Guy and Jimmy Vivino on Scotty Moore. Plus, we hear rockin' guitar tunes from Eddie Cochran, Duane Eddy, Buddy Holly, Jimmie Vaughan, Chris Casello Trio, Larry Collins & Joe Maphis and lots more!!
We hear new tracks from Ollie Vee, Outlawed & The Hollow Bodies, an interview snippet from JD McPherson talking about Robert Plant and a Cash cover from Dale Watson. Plus, we spin requests for Elvis Presley and The Beat Farmers and rockers from Linda Gail Lewis, Junior Brown, The Dave & Deke Combo, Lee Hazlewood, The Tennessee Three, Charlie Rich, Paul Pigat and more!!
Tom Brown & Brian Mayes of Nashville Elvis Festival join the show on location from the top of Grays On Main in Franklin, TN which is one of the locations of the events during the festival weekend. We discuss their background, the upcoming festival and spin song requests of some favorite Elvis tunes! Plus, we sneak in a couple of Elvis covers from Conway Twitty & Robert Gordon too! If that isn't enough, we hear a brand NEW tune from The Mavericks as well as rockers from Carl Perkins, Webb Wilder, Kent Rose, Johnny Cash and more!
Half the show this week features brand new tunes from Dale Watson & Ray Benson, Hayden Thompson, Nikki Lane, The Sugar Daddies, Derek Irving & His Combo, Babe Miller, Texas T & The Shinerunners and The Rob Ryan Roadshow. We also hear Billy Harlan talk about "I Wanna Bop" and rockers from Johnny Horton, Rosie Flores, Elvis Presley, Dion, JD McPherson and more!!
Hot new tunes hit the playlist this week from The Slapbacks, Maryann & The Tri-Tones, Hoodoo Tones, Ramblin' Bandits and Lucky 7.5.7. Plus, we hear Slim Jim Phantom talk about his standing drum style and rockin' tracks from Hot Rod Lincoln, Red Sovine, Bill Kirchen, The Bellfuries, High Noon, Buck Owens, Dale Watson and more!
We hear more of the nominees for the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards this week from Lance Lipinsky, Marcel Riesco, Chris Casello, The Silvershakers, Babe Miller, Lara Hope, Cherry Divine, Don Diego Trio, Adam Lopez and Country Side Of Harmonica Sam. Plus, we get new tunes from Deke Dickerson, Larry Collins, classics from Elvis Presley, Wanda Jackson and more!
This week and next we spotlight some of the artists nominated for the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards being held on February 15th, 2017 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX. Some of the nominees heard on this week's show include Cash O'Riley, Joel Paterson, Nathan Belt & The Buckles, Bloodshot Bill, Jittery Jack, Rockin' Bonnie, Malpass Brothers, The Cactus Blossoms, Carolyn Sills, Doel Brothers and Fia Sco. We also hear new tunes from Hot Rhythm Rumblers, Ollie Vee, Cliff Richard, a new Dale Yeah segment with Dale Watson and more!
New tunes from Imelda May, Nico Duportal & His Rhythm Dudes, The Rolling Stones, Kenley Collins, Wayne Hancock, Benny & The Flybyniters and Whiskey Kiss make their debut on the show this week! We also get requests for Robert Gordon, The Collins Kids and rockers from Jimmie Vaughan, Eddie Cochran, Patsy Cline, Levi Dexter & Magic, Nikki Hill, Nick Curran, Dibbs Preston & Jerry Lee Lewis with Charlie Rich!
Sir Cliff Richard is our special guest this week as we discuss his new project (and 102nd overall), Just...Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll! We'll hear several tunes from this project as well as songs with The Shadows and Phil Everly! Plus, we hear a new live track from Brian Setzer, a classic live track from Ricky Nelson, rockers from Charlie Feathers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Cactus Blossoms and pay tribute to recent Grammy Hall Of Fame song inductee, Dion's "The Wanderer"!
We kick off 2017 with an hour of rockers from Wanda Jackson, Bill Kirchen, Robert Gordon, "Big" (Big Mama Thornton, Big Sandy) vs. "Little" (Little Richard, Little Willie John, Little Junior Parker), Lance Lipinsky, Lee Rocker, The Sonics, Gene Vincent (tune from Hot Rod Gang) and much more!
It's an hour full of Christmas tunes on this week's Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour! We hear new Christmas tunes from Bill Kirchen, Dale Watson, Nathan Belt & The Buckles, She & Him, Jack Skuller and holiday classics from the Lewis family (Jerry Lee, Linda Gail & Annie Marie), Dion, Elvis Presley, George Jones, The Mavericks, Brenda Lee and more!
This week, we hear a recent Christmas tune and favorite holiday tradition from Reverend Horton Heat as well as more Christmas tunes from Los Straitjackets, Susan Marshall, Bill Haley & His Comets, The Holly Twins with Eddie Cochran, Hillbilly Casino, Buck Owens and The Honeydippers. Plus, we hear some rockers from Webb Wilder, Dave & Phil Alvin, Lee Rocker, Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Red Foley, The Royal Hounds, JD McPherson and more!
We hear new tunes from Wayne Hancock, Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Country Side Of Harmonica Sam, Jack Skuller, Skip Frontz Jr. & His Left Handed Luckies and The Belmonts this week. We also pay tribute to Bobby Vee who passed away on October 24th. Plus, we get a Christmas installment of "Dale Yeah" by Dale Watson as well as Christmas tunes from Dale, Rosie Flores, Si Cranstoun, Lara Hope & The Arktones, Southern Culture On The Skids, Ricky Nelson, Martin Cilia, Jack Scott and more!
We hear our 3rd and final segment of "Feel Like Going Home: The Songs Of Charlie Rich" with tunes and interviews from artists appearing on this new release on Memphis International Records. This episode we speak with Preston Shannon and Susan Marshall. Interviews were conducted at the Sam Phillips Recording Services Studio at 639 Madison Avenue in Memphis. Not only was the bulk of this tribute album recorded there but it was the same studio Charlie Rich recorded most of his songs during his time with Sam Phillips. In fact, it's the SAME piano there in the studio! We also hear Christmas tunes from Charlie Rich, Elvis Presley, Billy Burnette and classics from James Intveld and Lefty Frizzell!
We hear our 2nd segment (of 3) of "Feel Like Going Home: The Songs Of Charlie Rich" with tunes and interviews from artists appearing on this new release on Memphis International Records. This episode we speak with Jerry Phillips (one of Sam's sons), Holli Mosley, Halley Phillips (co-producer of Holli's track/ Jerry's daughter) and singer-songwriter Keith Sykes. Interviews were conducted at the Sam Phillips Recording Services Studio at 639 Madison Avenue in Memphis. Not only was the bulk of this tribute album recorded there but it was the same studio Charlie Rich recorded most of his songs during his time with Sam Phillips. In fact, it's the SAME piano there in the studio! We also hear tunes from Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis and Big Sand & His Fly Rite Boys!
We hear our first segment (of 3) called "Feel Like Going Home: The Songs Of Charlie Rich" with tunes and interviews from artists appearing on this new release on Memphis International Records. This episode we speak with Charlie Rich Jr. as well as the album's producer, Michael Dinallo. Interviews were conducted at the Sam Phillips Recording Services Studio at 639 Madison Avenue in Memphis. Not only was the bulk of this tribute album recorded there but it was the same studio Charlie Rich recorded most of his songs during his time with Sam Phillips. In fact, it's the SAME piano there in the studio! We also hear NEW tracks from The B-Stars, Pat Capocci and rockers from the Cochran Brothers, Wanda Jackson and Johnny Cash!
We continue our Behind The Limelight experience this week as we welcome Nathan Belt & The Buckles. Hear exclusive live performances and interviews recorded at Sheyegirl Coffee Co. in Ashland City, TN. Plus, we get first spins of 2 NEW studio tracks from them recorded in Nashville, TN! We also hear new tunes from Dale Watson, The Mavericks (from their latest live project) and rockers from Gene Vincent, John Fogerty, Elvis Presley and Chris Isaak!!
This week's Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour is jam packed with new tunes and stellar live recordings! We get an exclusive live performance and interview with Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl recorded during their summer tour at Sheyegirl Coffee Co. in Ashland City, TN as part of their "Behind The Limelight" series. As a bonus, we hear a couple of his studio tracks as well as one from his previous band, Hep Cat Boo Daddies. Plus, we spin brand NEW tracks from Rambling Bandits, Dex Romweber, Nico Duportal & His Rhythm Dudes, The Royal Hounds, Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers, Darrel Higham (with Robert Plant) and Kenichi Yamaguchi! We also pay a track from Joe Clay who unfortunately passed away September 26th. His legacy touched generations following and will continue to inspire!
We hear #2 and #1 in our Favorite Chuck Berry Song Countdown this week! Plus we get Berry covers from both Rockpile and Jerry Lee Lewis. We also hear new track from The Baseballs and Boz Boorer as well as tunes from 13 Cats, Matt Hill, Liz Brasher, Jessica Lee Wilkes, Charlie Thompson, Chris Casello, JD McPherson, Alan Mills with Darrel Higham and a lot more!
We continue our "Favorite Chuck Berry Song Countdown" as we hear #6 through #3. We've also got Chuck Berry covers from Stray Cats, Liam Grundy, Eddie Angel, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly. Plus, hear new tunes from Kenichi Yamaguchi, Darrel Higham & Jittery Jack, The Millwinders and rockers from Linda Gail Lewis, Jai Malano, Billy Lee Riley, Charlie Rich & more!
We begin our "Favorite Chuck Berry Song Countdown" this week as voted on by you! We hear #10 through #7 this episode. This to celebrate Chuck's 90th birthday on October 18th!! We also get some Berry cover tunes from Sleepy LaBeef, Dave Edmunds, Dion, Jerry Lee Lewis, Go-Getters, Eddie Cochran, Sonny Burgess and Headcat. Plus, we hear brand new tunes from Royal Hounds and Darrel Higham and rockers from Jeff Daniels, Rockin' Bonnie, The Rockats, Marcel Bontempi, A Man Called Stu and Deke Dickerson! How's that for a birthday party?!
Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets, Planet Rockers and more is our guest this hour. We'll talk about his various bands, early influences, artists he's toured with, playing on Conan, a request for Groovey Joe Poovey and a lot of great tunes!
We've got a new track from Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers, a new Dale Yeah segment with Dale Watson recommending the late Red Simpson and the "Instru-Mental Breakdown" returns with The Messer Chups and Duane Eddy! Plus, we get killer tracks from Brian Setzer, The Paladins, Cheryl Deseree, Eddie Cochran, Rusty & Doug Kershaw, Reverend Horton Heat, Ricky Nelson, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys and so much more!
This week, we hear new tunes from Sirocco Bros and The Millwinders (produced by Deke Dickerson), interview segments with WS Holland and Robert Gordon as well as tunes from The Caezars, Charlie Feathers, Jack Scott, Farmer & Adele, The Blasters and more! We also hear a tune from Alan Mills who unfortunately passed away July 21st. He leaves behind a lot of great music which we will continue to honor!
We hear some classic interview segments and tunes from Roy Orbison as well as Chris Isaak this week plus some rockers from Webb Wilder, Tiger Army, Gene Vincent, Veloninos, Lance Lipinsky & The Lovers, Vince & The Sunboppers, Tennessee Three and so much more!
It's our 2nd annual "Cover Charge Included" show where we hear cover tunes all hour! This time we hear Paul McCartney talking about Gene Vincent's "Blue Jean Bop" before his stellar version of it as well as The Baseballs covering Snow Patrol, JD McPherson covering Alabama, Jerry Lee Lewis covering Elvis, Johnny Cash covering Roy Orbison, Dale Watson covering Johnny Cash, The Bellfuries covering The Beatles, The Beach Boys covering Eddie Cochran, Sonny Burgess covering The Raconteurs and so much more!
We've got new tunes from Dwight Yoakam and Kent Rose as well as a new Dale Yeah segment from Dale Watson recommending Jinx Jones. We also get interview snippets from Rocky Burnette and Dion as well as tunes from High Noon, Dave Edmunds, Howlin' Wolf, Ricky Nelson, The Highjivers, Janis Martin, Dave & Phil Alvin and so much more!
This week we pay tribute to guitarist Scotty Moore who passed away June 28th, 2016. We'll hear a sampling of some of the hundreds of songs he recorded on/or produced with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Burgess, Lee Rocker, Dale Hawkins, The Mavericks, Linda Gail Lewis, Paul McCartney, Billy Burnette and lots more!!
Slim Jim Phantom joins us for part 2 of our interview this week. We discuss more of his book, A Stray Cat Struts, touring with Jerry Lee Lewis, appearing in a Clint Eastwood directed film, special relationships, Lemmy, Darrel Higham, Johnny Ramone, special requests and more! Plus, we hear tracks from Robert Gordon, Hank Mizell, Carl Perkins (with Slim Jim) and more!
Slim Jim Phantom is our guest for part 1 of our interview this week. We talk about his new memoir, A Stray Cat Struts, as well as early influences, early days of The Stray Cats, connecting with The Rolling Stones, playing with Carl Perkins and more! We also hear tunes from Eddie Cochran (appropriately titled "Skinny Jim"), Dennis Herrold, Ronnie Dawson & Crash Gordon!
A new track from Lance Lipinsky & The Lovers kicks off this week's show and the excitement level never dips for the whole hour! We hear interview snippets from both Dick Dale & JD McPherson as well as rockers from Jake Calypso & Archie Lee Hooker, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Adam Lopez & His Rhythm Review, Buck Owens, Nick Curran, A Man Called Stu, the last recorded tune by The Everly Brothers and so much more!!
Kentucky native and rockabilly legend Billy Harlan is our guest this week. We discuss early influences, lifelong friendship with the Everly Brothers, recording at RCA Studio B in the 50's with Chet Atkins, new generation discovering his rockabilly classics, playing festivals like Viva Las Vegas and Nashville Boogie and recording a new project at Studio B for Muddy Roots Records!
This week's show is a rocker!! We've got interview snippets from both WS Holland and John Fogerty! Plus, new tunes from Frantic Rockers, A.J. & The Rockin' Trio, Fatboy, Rocky Burnette & Darrel Higham and classics from Elvis Presley, Eddie Dixon, Gene Vincent, The Diamonds, BR5-49, Skeets McDonald, Sleepy LaBeef and more!
Hillbilly Moon Explosion's Emanuel Hutter and Oliver Baroni join us for part 2 of our interview this week as we discuss the band's latest project, With Monsters And Gods. We also get a couple of requests from them for Patsy Cline and Rusty & Doug Kershaw! Plus, listen for rockers from Smokehouse Dave, Kokomo Kings, Slivertooth Loos & The Witch, Vince & The Sunboppers and Brian Setzer!!
Oliver Baroni & Emanuela Hutter of The Hillbilly Moon Explosion join us for part 1 of our interview on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour! We discuss recent shows, video shoots, the effect of touring on their new project- With Monsters And Gods and highlight tunes from the new project. We'll continue this with part 2 as well. We also hear a brand NEW track from Darrel Higham and rockers from Eddy Clearwater, Levi Dexter & The Gretsch Brothers, Planet Rockers, Charlie Rich, Matchbox and Charlie Thompson!
Deke Dickerson joins us for part 2 of our interview. This week we discuss his influence on a new generation, playing with Reverend Horton Heat recently at Nashville Boogie, collaborations with Los Straitjackets, The Trashmen, Nikki Hill & The Bo-Keys, Venturesmania, what's on the horizon and some requests for the show! We also hear tunes from Cousin Harley, El Dorados, Elvis Presley, Traveling Wilburys, Joe Clay and Scotty Baker!
"Mr. Entertainment" Deke Dickerson joins us for part 1 of our interview on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour! This hour, we discuss early influences, Untamed Youth, Dave & Deke Combo, working with Mark Neill, touring internationally, Guitar Geek Festial and more! We also hear a brand NEW tune from Tiger Army and rockers from Reverend Horton Heat, Johnny Burnette & The Rock N Roll Trio, Bill Haley & His Comets, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins and The Cactus Blossoms!
Interview segments? New music? Vintage rockers? We've got it all this hour! We hear interview segments and tunes from Phil Alvin/The Blasters and Nikki Hill. Plus, new tunes from Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl, Carolyn Sills Combo, Ginger St. James and Morris SLK & The Locals and rockers from Chris Isaak, Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, Johnny Cash, Little Richard, Charlie Feathers and much more!!
We hear our first "Dale Yeah!" segment with Dale Watson and his recommendation of Don Diego Trio! This will be an ongoing segment so be sure to watch for these in upcoming episodes as well. We also have interview segments with Linda Gail Lewis as well as JM Van Eaton and tunes from Glen Glenn, The WildTones, Old Stuff Trio, Wanda Jackson, Carl Bradychok, Si Cranstoun, The Mavericks, Sirocco Brothers, Rosie Flores and more!!
This week's show is "action packed"!! We hear new tunes from Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos, The Starjays and a variety of rockers from Ronnie Dawson, Jerry Lee Lewis with John Fogerty, Nick Lowe (covering Buddy Holly), Paul McCartney (covering the Burnette brothers), Rich Mahan, Rex Allen, Eddie Cochran, Petunia & The Vipers, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins (with backing by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Webb Wilder, Bryan Adams, Jimmy & The Mustangs, Lara Hope & The Ark Tones and so much more!
Duane Eddy joins us for part 2 of our interview recorded at the Musician's Hall Of Fame & Museum in Nashville, TN. We discuss his self-titled Capitol Records album from 1987 (with guests such as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, John Fogerty, Ry Cooder and others), getting inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, "Rebel Rouser" in Forrest Gump, his latest Road Trip album, playing on the Elvis Presley 2015 release If I Can Dream, recording new material and more!
Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Duane Eddy joins us for part 1 of our interview recorded on location at the Musician's Hall Of Fame & Museum in Nashville, TN. We talk about early guitar influences, his duo of Jimmy & Duane, his "twang" sound, successful debut album, Elvis, listing musicians on his album jacket, Dick Clark, Everly Brothers, Art Of Noise and a deal with Capitol Records.
Cyndi Lauper joins us on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour this week to discuss her 11th studio album, Detour (available now from Sire Records), which finds her covering traditional Country/Rockabilly/Western Swing tunes. We talk about her excitement of being on Sire Records and working with Seymour Stein as well as her early rockabilly roots while in her band Blue Angel and the NY scene at the time. We'll hear a couple of tracks from Levi & The Rockats and Robert Gordon (artists Cyndi would see in NY around that time) as well as a new B-side from Dion!
Grammy Award winning producer Mark Neill is our guest for part 2 of our interview this week. We talk about working with The Black Keys album Brothers and Dan Aurbach's solo project Keep It Hid, Liz Brasher, special requests for Charlie Feathers and Jimmy Wages and more! We'll also hear tunes from more projects he's worked on from Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Deke Dickerson, Rip Carson, Los Straitjackets, The Paladis, JD McPherson, Rockin' Ryan & The Real Goners and Lucky Stars!
Producer Mark Neill is our guest this week and next! On this episode, we talk about his early band The Unknowns, a tune from Billy Hancock that inspired him to create his studio and hear tunes he worked on from Ricky Nelson, JD McPherson, The Paladins, Deke Dickerson, Big Sandy & The Fly Rite Trio, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Smith's Ranch Boys and Atomic Bombshell.
Robert "Big Sandy" Williams is our guest this week! We chat about early influences, his "Big Sandy" nickname, beginnings of the Fly-Rite Boys (and Fly-Rite Trio), working with Dave Alvin, acoustic project What A Dream, brand new single, playing Nashville Boogie, a request for Pat Cupp and more!
We cram a variety of killer rockers into the show this week! Hear new tunes from The Domestic Bumblebees, AJ & The Rockin' Trio, Ambur Rockell, Number 9 Blacktops, Eskimo Brothers and classics from Eddie Cochran, Levi & The Rockats, Gene Vincent, Mac Curtis, Buddy Holly, JD McPherson, Nico Duportal, Drake Bell, Dave & Phil Alvin, Si Cranstoun, Los Straitjackets and much more!
This week we spin tunes from some of the artists performing at the 2nd annual Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender! We'll talk with festival owner Jason Galaz and hear tunes from Wanda Jackson, Reverend Horton Heat, The Blasters, Chris Isaak, a new track from Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys, Deke Dickerson, Dale Watson, James Intveld, Dibbs Preston, Levi Dexter, Rosie Flores, Slim Jim Phantom (with The Stray Cats) and so much more on this week's Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour!
Chris Isaak joins us this week to discuss his new album, First Comes The Night as well as one of his major influences- Jerry Lee Lewis, his mirror suit, playing on stage with Dick Dale, recording in Nashville and a special request for an obscure track from "The Killer". We also hear tunes from Janis Martin, Crawling King Snakes, Micky Hawks, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Danny B. Harvey & Annie Marie Lewis and Dale Watson!!
The Cactus Blossoms' Jack Torrey & Page Burkum join us on the show this week to talk early influences, working with JD McPherson on their Red House Records debut- You're Dreaming, touring with Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, requests for Carl Perkins & Bo Diddley and lots more! We also hear brand new tunes from Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Frantic Rockers, Veloninos and rockers from Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, Frank Deaton & The Mad Lads, Sandy & The Wild Wombats and Rockpile!
Jimmy Vivino (from Jimmy Vivino & The Basic Cable Band seen nightly on Conan) is our guest again this week as we discuss solo recordings, Scotty Moore, Johnnie Johnson & Chuck Berry, Lee Rocker, Charlie Gracie and lots more! We'll also hear tunes from Dick Dale, Deke Dickerson, Diablogato, Carolina & Her Rhythm Rockets and Twisted Rod!
Jimmy Vivino is seen nightly heading up the Jimmy Vivino & The Basic Cable Band on Conan with his spectacular guitar playing. He's also one of the most respected musicians around and we begin part 1 of our chat with him talking about producing and playing on the latest from Dion, working with Johnnie Johnson, playing with Chet Atkins on Conan and lots more! We also hear from The Neanderthals (featuring Eddie Angel and covering David Bowie), new Jack Rabbit Slim, The Barley Hoppers, Nick Curran, Head Cat and Cousin Harley on this week's Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour!
This week we focus on artists performing at Viva Las Vegas! The event happens April 14th-17th at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Festival owner Tom Ingram joins us for a conversation later in the show and we hear tunes from Dick Dale, Brian Setzer, Sleepy LaBeef, The Polecats, new Jittery Jack (with Darrel Higham), Jack Scott, Restless, Dave Phillips and so much more!!
Dion joins us again this week to discuss more tunes from New York Is My Home as well as 2016 plans. We also hear rockers from The Paladins, Nikki Hill, The Lincolns, Carl Perkins, Levi Dexter & The Gretsch Brothers and Eddie Cochran!
Dion is our guest for part 1 of our interview on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour this week. We talk about playing Viva Las Vegas for the first time last year, both The Beatles and Elvis loving "Ruby Baby" and begin our discussion about his new album, New York Is My Home on Instant Records. Plus, we hear tunes from Brian Setzer, Elvis Presley, Si Cranstoun, Jack & The Real Deals, Red Simpson and Charlie Feathers!
Jim Heath (aka "Reverend Horton Heat") is our guest this hour. We discuss his stage name, early bands, influences, style, vinyl, latest project REV on Victory Records, touring, playing with Robert Gordon, special requests and lots more! Listen to this one LOUD!
This week, we hear tunes from the Lewis family (Jerry Lee Lewis, Linda Gail Lewis and brand new from Annie Marie Lewis & Danny B. Harvey), a live track from Johnny Cash's Live In Denmark 1971 project, new music from Jack Scott, Jackslacks, Restless and Joakim Tinderholt and rockers from Dale Watson, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, JD McPherson, Hillbilly Moon Explosion and lots more!
Alex Orbison is our guest this hour as we talk about a couple of recent releases from his dad Roy Orbison. We go in depth about the 13 CD The MGM Years box set and the previously unreleased One Of The Lonely Ones. We start the show off playing tunes from Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Dion. They were the 4 headliners from 1959's Winter Dance Party. The plane crash killing Buddy, Bopper and Ritchie happened 57 years ago on February 3, 1959. Be sure to also check out the bonus interview footage with Alex Orbison to hear more great stories and tunes!
Rocky Burnette joins us again this week as we talk more about his dad and uncle (Johnny & Dorsey), Ricky Nelson (plus hear his cover of "Tired Of Toein' The Line") and working with Darrel Higham! Plus, we hear Burnette covers from Levi Dexter & Magic, Robert Gordon and The Beatles as well as a tribute song from Darrel Higham on this week's Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour!
Rocky Burnette joins us for part 1 of our interview as we talk about his dad Johnny and uncle Dorsey and his solo career as well as select tunes from them as well. We also hear brand new songs from The Cactus Blossoms, Ambur Rockell, Shemekia Copleland and rockers from Stray Cats, John Fogerty, Bo Walton, Elvis Presley and Ollie Vee! It's a jam packed hour so kick back, crank it up and get lost in the Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour!
Dale Watson joins us again this hour to talk about his latest project, Call Me Insane. We continue our chat about the Ameripolitan Awards as well as a special request from Dale for Carl Perkins. We also hear tunes from more of the nominees for the 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards as well as 2 of the artists receiving "Founder Of The Sound" awards- Wanda Jackson & Red Simpson.
Dale Watson joins us for part 1 of our 2 segment interview series as we discuss early influences and the Ameripolitan Music Awards. We'll also hear some of the nominees in various categories this episode and next! On the show this week are The BellFuries, Country Side Of Harmonica Sam, Cash O'Riley, Marti Brom, Nathan Belt & The Buckles, Lara Hope, a tune from the upcoming awards show host Ray Benson and so much more!!