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A great place to discover and relive vintage and modern rockabilly, blues, surf, roots, r&b, oldies, etc. Hear favorites and obscure tracks as well as exclusive interviews

Rockabilly & Blues Radio Hour James Riley

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A great place to discover and relive vintage and modern rockabilly, blues, surf, roots, r&b, oldies, etc. Hear favorites and obscure tracks as well as exclusive interviews

    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 01-27-20

    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 01-27-20

    Hear a newly discovered old recording of Carl Perkins that really showed he and the boys were on to something a couple of years before they came to Sun.  Plus, killer new tunes from Lily Locksmith, The Country Side Of Harmonica Sam, Charley Crockett, The Carolyn Sills Combo, Danny Fisher, The Danny McVey Trio, The Mellows, The Hi-Jivers, Kentucky Cowhands and new tunes from Joel Paterson and Songs To Your Eyes in our instru-Mental Breakdown!  We also play a Jammin' James Jukebox track and board the Time Machine for the week ending November 2nd, 1957...and still there's more!
    Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
    Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"
     
    Lily Locksmith- "I Don't Need"
    Kentucky Cowhands- "Another Day"
    Stray Cats- "Rockabilly World"
     
    instru-Mental Breakdown:
    Songs To Your Eyes- "Cashin' In"
    Joel Paterson- "From Me To You"
     
    The Mellows- "Who's Blue"
    The Hi-Jivers- "Death Letter"
    Charley Crockett- "The Way I'm Livin' (Santa Rosa)
    The Country Side Of Harmonica Sam- "I've Been Draggin' Since You've Gone"
    The Carolyn Sills Combo- "The Ranger"
    Danny Fisher- "Man With The Fake Smile"
    The Danny McVey Trio- "Rock 'n' Roll Star"
     
    Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine
    Week ending November 2nd, 1957:
    #61 Buddy Holly- "Peggy Sue"
    #54 Chuck Berry- "Rock And Roll Music"
    #1 Elvis Presley- "Jailhouse Rock"
     
    Jammin' James Jukebox selection:
    The Rhythm Rockers- "Juke Box, Help Me Find My Baby"
     
    The Mavericks- "I'm Leaving It Up To You"
    Carl Perkins- "Good Rockin' Tonight"
    Eddie Cochran- "Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie"
     
    Outro Music Bed:  Eddie Cochran- "Eddie's Blues"

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    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 01-20-20

    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 01-20-20

    Keepin' the new year rockin' with the latest from Restless, The Jive Aces, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin, Nine Lives, Dasta & The Smokin' Snakes, Aileen Quinn & The Leapin' Lizards and The 40 Acre Mules.  We hear our Ameripolitan spotlight (with Ruby Ann, Urban Pioneers, Ranger Doug (with Riders In The Sky), Zephania O'Hora and Bloodshot Bill), the Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine (going back to the week ending December 14, 1957) and our Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week.
    Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
    Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"
     
    Restless- "Love Like A Bullet"
    The 40 Acre Mule- "Shake Hands With The Devil"
    Aileen & The Leapin' Lizards- "Tell Me Tell Me"
    Dasta & The Smokin' Snakes- "If I Told You"
    Nine Lives- "Drive Me Nuts"
     
    Ameripolitan Music Awards Spotlight nominees:
    Rockabilly Female: Ruby Ann- "Bossman"
    Western Swing Male: Ranger Doug (w/ Riders In The Sky)- "The Yellow Rose Of Texas"
    Rockabilly Male: Bloodshot Bill- "Don't Ever Go Away"
    Honky Tonk Male: Zephania OHora & The 18 Wheelers- "Songs My Mama Sang"
    Western Swing Group: Urban Pioneers- "Flip, Flop & Fly"
     
    RIP:
    Rudy Grayzell (passed November 28, 2019)- "Ducktail"
    Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones (Howard "Sparky" Childress passed November 30, 2019)- "Black Slacks"
     
    Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine
    Week ending December 14, 1957:
    #79 Tom & Jerry- "Hey, Schoolgirl"
    #53 Fats Domino- "The Big Beat"
    #1 Sam Cooke- "You Send Me"
     
    Jammin' James Jukebox selection:
    Johnny Paycheck- "The Lovin' Machine"
     
    The Jive Aces- "Bad News"
    Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin- "Wild Man On The Loose"
     
    Outro Music Bed: Duane Eddy- "Curveball"

     

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    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 01-13-20

    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 01-13-20

    We're in full swing of the NEW year with NEW tunes on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour!  We've got the latest from Mario Monterosso (recorded at Sun Studio), Kyle Lacy, The Flat Tires, Jimmy Dale, The Ragtones, The Time Burners, live tracks from Robert Gordon with Chris Spedding and Ronnie Wood With His Wild Five.  Plus, our Ameripolitan Music Awards Spotlight, the Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine returns and we hear a selection from the Jammin' James Jukebox!
    Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
    Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"
     
    Mario Monterosso- "Steady Girl"
    The Flat Tires- "Jump In"
    The Ragtones- "Round Around"
    The Time Burners- "Jukebox Baby"
    Jimmy Dale- "Go Go Go"
     
    Ameripolitan Music Awards Spotlight nominees:
    Honky Tonk Female: Sarah Gayle Meech- "Somebody's Gonna Cry"
    Rockabilly Male: Shaun Young- "Drop Anchor"
    Western Swing Group: Bill & The Belles- "Never Get Along With You"
    Honky Tonk Female: Jaime Wyatt- "Your Loving Saves Me"
    Rockabilly Group: Bebo & The Goodtime Boys- "Fat Mouth"
     
    Kyle Lacy- "Believe In Tomorrow"
    Deke Dickerson- "Get The Gravy Hot (It's Goin' On My Potater)"
     
    Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine
    Week ending August 17, 1958:
    #96 Jimmy Reed- "Down In Virginia"
    #87 Johnny Cash- "Come In Stranger"
    #1 Ricky Nelson- "Poor Little Fool"
     
    Jammin' James Jukebox:
    The Maddox Brothers- "Ugly And Slouchy"
     
    Robert Gordon with Chris Spedding- "Little Sister" (live)
    Ronnie Wood With His Hot Five- "Talking About You" (live)
     
    Outro Music Bed: Eddie Angel- "Itchy Chicken"

    • 57 min
    Catching A Wave 10-10-16/ Eddie Angel interview

    Catching A Wave 10-10-16/ Eddie Angel interview

    Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets is our guest this hour as we discuss the band's masks, resurgence of surf music, album with Deke Dickerson, The Neanderthals and a request for The Astronauts.  We also hear a new track from Southern Culture On The Skids as well as tunes from Dick Dale, The Beach Boys, Johnny Fortune, The Chantays, Glen Campbell and the Chevells!
     
    Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"
     
    Dick Dale- "Let's Go Trippin'"
    The Beach Boys- "Girl From New York City"
     
    Eddie Angel interview:
    East Nashville Teens- "The Lonely Bull"
    Segment 1
    Los Straitjackets- "Scram! It's The Fuzz"
    Eddie Angel- "Devil Or Angel"
    Segment 2
    Los Straitjackets- "Fury"
    Segment 3
    Los Straitjackets & Deke Dickerson- "Pipeline"
    Segment 4
    Martian Denny Orchestra- "Out Of Limits"
    Eddie Angel- "Rumble Mambo"
    Segment 5
    The Neanderthals- "Lil' XKE"
    Segment 6
    The Astronauts- "Surf Party"
    Los Straitjackets- "Tailspin" (live)
     
    Southern Culture On The Skids- "Grey Skies"
    Johnny Fortune- "Soul Surfer"
    The Chantays- "Blunderbuss"
    Glen Campbell- "Guess I'm Dumb"
    Chevells- "Let There Be Surf"
     
    Outro music bed: The Neanderthals- "Street Cleaner"

    • 57 min
    Catching A Wave 10-17-16/ Randell Kirsch interview

    Catching A Wave 10-17-16/ Randell Kirsch interview

    Veteran musician Randell Kirsch is our guest on this week's Catching A Wave!  We discuss early influences, early group The Pranks (with Jeff Foskett), playing with multiple bands (Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Papa Doo Run Run, Al Jardine & Friends, Bamboo Trading Company, etc.), playing in Show Of Hands with his wife LuAnn and friend Chris Hickey, writing songs for Full House, playing with Christian Love and so much more!

     

    Intro music bed:  The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"

     

    Papa Doo Run Run- "Summertime Summer Nights"

    Randell Kirsch segment 1

    The Pranks- "What's The Point"

    Segment 2

    Jan & Dean- "Sidewalk Surfin'"

    Jane Wiedlin- "Blue Kiss"

    Segment 3

    Show Of Hands- "Try Too Hard"

    Segment 4

    Snippet of John Stamos- "Michelle's Smiling"

    Segment 5

    Papa Doo Run Run- "I'll Meet You On The Sand"

    Randell Kirsch- "Gimme A Hug"

    Segment 6

    Randell Kirsch- "God Only Knows"

    Segment 7

    Randell Kirsch & Christian Love- "Big Electricity"

    Al Jardine & Friends- "Surfin' USA"

    Segment 8

    The Bamboo Trading Company- "Don't Say It's Over"

    Segment 9

    Randell Kirsch- "True Love Again"

    Jan & Dean- "I Get Around"

    Outro music bed:  Papa Doo Run Run- "The Giant Dipper"

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    Catching A Wave 11-7-16/ Dean Torrence interview part 1

    Catching A Wave 11-7-16/ Dean Torrence interview part 1

    Dean Torrence joins us for part 1 of our interview as we discuss his new book, Surf City: The Jan & Dean Story!  We chat about Jan Berry, The Laurels version of "Baby Talk", KJAN, The Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann", Brian Wilson & Surf City and more!  We also hear tunes from Dick Dale, The Atlantics, The Lively Ones, Link Wray and Deke Dickerson & Los Straitjackets!

     

    Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"

     

    The Beach Boys (w/ Dean Torrence)- "Barbara Ann" (take 3)

    Dick Dale- "Ho-Dad Machine"

    The Lively Ones- "Chicken Scratch"

    Deke Dickerson & Los Straitjackets- "Wild Weekend"

    Link Wray- "The Green Hornet"

     

    Dean Torrence interview:

    Segment 1

    Jan & Dean- "Deadman's Curve"

    Segment 2

    Jan & Dean- "Sidewalk Surfin'"

    Segment 3

    Snippet of The Laurels- "Baby Talk"

    Segment 4

    Jan & Dean- "Baby Talk"

    Segment 5

    Snippet of The Beach Boys- "Surfin'"

    Segment 6

    Jan & Dean- "Surf City"

    Legendary Masked Surfers- "Gonna Hustle You"

    Segment 7

    The Beach Boys (w/ Dean Torrence)- "Barbara Ann" (take 1)

    The Atlantics- "Gate Crasher"

     

    Outro music bed:  Jan & Dean- "Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift"

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

DJMark100 ,

Outstanding

Just listened to the Christmas show and I was blown away with the mix and variety of songs. Stuff I’ve never heard by artists I know. Great show!

DarkAsassin2 ,

Absolutely LOVE it!!!

Without a doubt, the absolute BEST of old school DJ knowledge and personality. Jammin’ James knows his stuff and it shows! He has the best interviews and guests on the program while picking a wonderful combination of classic and new tunes. This music is 100% America in its purest form. Long live vinyl!!! And long live the DJ!!!

scm_one ,

Excellent.

Cool show that features a wide variety of songs and artists in the Rockabilly genre: old, new, and everything in between. I’ve learned about artists here that I’d have missed otherwise. Great stuff.

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