Monday, January 15, 2018

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 01-15-18


We start a new segment called "Heavy Hitter, Triple Threat" where we have a triple play including a legacy artist and 2 more acts covering that artist.  This time we hear "The Man In Black" Johnny Cash along with Cash covers from Raul Malo and Hayden Thompson.  We also get another Ameripolitan Music Awards spotlight with Levi Dexter, Mike Penny & His Moonshiners, The Rhyolite Sound, Charley Crockett and The Kokomo Kings.  Plus, hear NEW tunes from The Lincolns, Scotty Baker, Kyle Lacy & The Harlem River Noise, Kim Wilson, The Highjivers and rockers from Brenda Lee, Darrel Higham and more!!

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

Darrel Higham- "Save Me With Your Kiss"
Kyle Lacy & The Harlem River Noise- "Whiskey Blues"
Carl Perkins- "Rockin' Record Hop"
Charlie Feathers- "Get With It"
The Malpass Brothers- "Caught In The Middle"
Kim Wilson- "Mean Old Frisco"
The Highjivers- "I Can't Believe It"

Heavy Hitters, Triple Threat segment:
Johnny Cash- "Rollin' Free"
Raul Malo- "I Guess Things Happen That Way"
Hayden Thompson- "Hey Porter"

Ameripolitan Music Awards Spotlight:
Mike Penny & His Moonshiners- "Jump Jack Jump"
Levi Dexter & The Gretsch Brothers- "Oakie Boogie"
The Rhyolite Sound- "Too Late For Love"
Charley Crockett- "Night Train To Memphis"
The Kokomo Kings- "You Need A Little Dirt (To Make The Grass Grow)"

Scotty Baker- "Lady Killer"
The Lincolns- "Hundred Dollar Bill"
Brenda Lee- "The Stroll"

Outro Music Bed: Charlie Feathers- "Chicken Plucker"

Monday, January 8, 2018

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 01-08-18


We begin a segment on the show this week called "Ameripolitan Music Awards Spotlight" where we will spin a track from some of the 2018 nominees.  We'll continue this throughout the year.  This week, we hear from Jenny Don't & The Spurs, Al Dual, Lily Locksmith, Kyle Eldridge and Andrea Coburn (with Mud Moseley).  Plus, we get new tracks from Cousin Harley, Billy Burnette, rockers from Elvis Presley, Chris Ruest, Celine Lee, BR549, Charlie Gracie, Dion, Gene Vincent, requests for Deke Dickerson and Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones, our instru-Mental Breakdown returns with John Fogerty and Gringo Motel and lots more!

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

Billy Burnette- "She's Burning The Honk Tonks Down"
Cousin Harley- "Cincinnati Lou"
Elvis Presley-  "Dixieland Rock"
Charlie Gracie- "Cool Baby"
Dion- "The Apollo King"
Deke Dickerson- "Bop Wax"
Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones- "I'm The One"
BR549- "No Train To Memphis"

instru-Mental Breakdown:
Gringo Motel- "Copy That"
John Fogerty- "Just Pickin'"

Ameripolitan Music Awards Spotlight:
Jenny Don't & The Spurs- "Paso Del Norte"
Lily Locksmith- "Player"
Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley- "Dark River"
Kyle Eldridge- "Get Up & Leave This Town"
Al Dual- "Who Rocks The Chicken"

Celine Lee- "I'll See Ya...Never"
Gene Vincent- "Five Feet Of Lovin'"
Werly Fairburn- "Everybody's Rockin'"
Chris Ruest- "You Ain't Right"

Outro Music Bed:  Eddie Angel- "Dueces Wild"

Monday, January 1, 2018

JD McPherson interview/ Rockabilly N Blues 01-01-2018

JD McPherson/ Photo credit: Joshua Black Wilkins
JD McPherson is our guest on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour as we discuss moving to Nashville, recording at the historic RCA Studio B for his latest album on New West Records and a special request for Pat Cupp!  We'll hear tunes from JD's new album, songs he's performed on with Shovels & Rope and Pokey LaFarge, a track from the album he produced for The Cactus Blossoms and more!  Plus, we spin tracks from his band-mate Jimmy Sutton as well as Eddie Angel featuring his drummer Jason Smay!

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

JD McPherson- "Crazy Horse"
Interview segment 1
JD McPherson- "Undivided Heart & Soul"
Interview segment 2
JD McPherson & Pokey LaFarge- "Good Old Oklahoma"
The Starkweather Boys- "Little Mae"
Interview segment 3
*Roy Orbison- "Crying" snippet
JD McPherson- "Hunting For Sugar"
Shovels & Rope (with JD McPherson)- "Nobody Takes The Place Of You"
Interview segment 4
JD McPherson- "Bloodhound Rock"
Interview segment 5
*"Lucky Penny" snippet
The Cactus Blossoms- "Mississippi"
Interview segment 6
Pat Cupp- "I Guess It's Meant That Way"
Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms- "Up Jumped The Devil"
Eddie Angel- "So How Come (No One Loves Me)"

Outro Music Bed: Link Wray- "Heartbreak Hotel"


"Lucky Penny" music video

"Lucky Penny" on Conan

"Crying's Just A Thing You Do" live at KINK


Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas show with guests Tom Brown & Brian Mayes from Nashville Elvis Festival


It's our annual Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour "ALL CHRISTMAS" show and this year I bring friends Tom Brown & Brian Mayes from the Nashville Elvis Festival in to help me celebrate.  We catch up on plans for the 2018 festival, favorite Graceland Christmas memories and more!  We of course spin some tracks from the latest Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra release as well as a NEW Christmas single by The Mavericks plus other festive tunes from Chris Isaak, Johnny Cash, Joel Paterson, Dale Watson, Bobby Helms, Dion and lots more! Plus, we hear a snippet of an interview with Brenda Lee recorded at the 2017 Nashville Elvis Festival talking about "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"!  Pour some eggnog, find a comfy blanket and crank up this holiday show as we keep you company for an hour!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Christmas Intro Music Bed:  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy- "Rockabilly Christmas"

Chris Isaak- "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
The Mavericks- "Christmas Time Is (Coming 'Round Again)"
Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra- "Blue Christmas"
Dale Watson- "You Can Call Me Nick"
Tom Brown
Brenda Lee on "Rockin' Around..."
Brenda Lee- "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"
Nathan Belt & The Buckles- "Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me"
Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra- "Winter Wonderland"
Dion- "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
Johnny Cash- "The Little Drummer Boy"
Johnny Horton- "They Shined Up Rudolph's Nose"

instru-Mental Breakdown
Brian Mayes
Joel Paterson- "White Christmas"
Los Straitjackets- "Feliz Navidad"

Bobby Helms- "Jingle Bell Rock"
Del Reeves- "Twisting Santa Claus"
Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra- "Santa Claus Is Back In Town"

Outro Music Bed: Los Straitjackets- "Jingle Bells"




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