I have some interviews and DJ sets up on the old tape desks for you all to listen to on your Hillbilly Radio, you can also check them out on www.rockabillyradio.net and at http://thepreacher.podomatic.com
All the shows are now on www.RockabillyRadio.net
DJ at the Hillbilly Hop www.hillbillyhop.com
DJ at the Rhythm Riot 2007, 2010 www.rhythmriot.com Internet
DJ at the Rockabilly Day 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
The Preacher meets Sonny Burgess and Bobby Crafford from the Pacers
Well worth the wait and this has got to be one of the greatest moments I have ever had to be able to sit down with Sonny Burgess and Bobby Crafford at a little hotel in Rye near Camber Sands on the south coast of England October 2010 they were playing at the world famous Rhythm Riot R&B Roots music event http://www.rhythmriot.com A Big thanks goes out to Robin, Collette and Jerry Chatterbox for helping make the interview happen. Early 1950s, Sonny played boogie woogie music in dance halls and bars around Newport. Sonny, Kern Kennedy, Johnny Ray Hubbard, and Gerald Jackson formed a boogie woogie band called the Rocky Road Ramblers. In 1954, following US Army (1951–53) joined a band made up of mainly army cooks, Burgess re-formed the original band, calling them the Moonlighters after the Silver Moon Club in Newport. After advice from record producer Sam Phillips, the group expanded to form the Pacers in 1955 at Newport, Arkansas. The band's first record was We Wanna Boogie in 1956 for Sun Records, in Memphis. SUN Records: "Red Headed Woman" b/ "We Wanna Boogie", "Thunderbird", "Ain't Got a Thing", "Buckets Got a Hole In It", and "Sadies Back In Town". "Red Headed Woman and We Wanna Boogie" has been voted the wildest record ever recorded. The songs have been described as "among the most raucous, energy-filled recordings released during the first flowering of rock and roll." Their onstage antics in performance were similarly described. Like other artists such as Ray Harris, Hayden Thompson, Billy Lee Riley and Warren Smith. They also had a hit in 1965 on Razorback Records with "The Short Squashed Texan". Sonny and the Pacers played clubs, festivals, shows, and colleges all over the US and Canada. They were one of the pioneers of rock and roll and travelled with Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Danny and the Juniors, Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Ronnie Hawkins, Billy Lee Riley, Ace Cannon, Charlie Rich, Teddy Riedell, Narvel Felts, and many more. Sonny Burgess disbanded the group in 1971 but later found a new audience in Europe. In about 1990, Burgess toured with The Sun Rhythm Section. This group was comprised of former session musicians from the Sun Recording Studio. Beside Burgess, included Paul Burlison guitar, J.L. "Smoochy" Smith piano, Stan Kessler bass, Marcus Van Story acoustic guitar & lead vocals, and D.J. Fontana on drums. D.J. Fontana who was a member of Elvis Presley's band for 17 years. In April of 1999 the Pacers played for a world wide Rockabilly show at Viva Las Vegas and stole the show. In May of 1999, Sonny Burgess was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of Europe. His group, now called The Legendary Pacers, was a hit that same year in a rockabilly concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. http://www.legendarypacers.com recorded Still Rockin' and Rollin' in 2000, voted the best new album in the country and roots field in Europe. The Rock and Soul Museum in Memphis also opened in May of 2000 and features a section on the Pacers. In October of 2000 they were asked to play for a special show at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis honouring Sam Philips and his legacy at Sun Records. The group was inducted in 2002 into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in Jackson. Sonny Burgess hosts a weekly radio program called We Wanna Boogie. Sunday nights from 5-7pm Central Time on 91.9FM KASU in Jonesboro, Arkansas. http://www.wewannaboogie.org Living Legends in their own time The Preacher 2012 http://www.rockabillypreacher.co.uk
Clean Preacher and Mouse meet Smokestack Lightnin'
At Last I have done it - after a year and half of hassling them for a podcast Smokestack Lightnin' About Smokestack Lightnin' Smokestack Lightnin' – Heads Of Agreement (Hazelwood / Indigo) Don..t you go to sleep, dear?!…..intone Batke/Graef and board the musical loveletter. With three chord romance and druggy avant-garde, with B52 surf skills and testube folk, it propagates the obscure in Human being. Thereby the rhetorical question is meant quite aimed at the hallucinogenic effect of the weary gaffer. With an overdose of all this, anything from Peter and the Wolf to California daydreams, from submarine bubbling to fuck-you-mentality is packed into Country. As if it had always belonged there. And underneath it all, the Ringo-mania of rhythm beater M. Kargel moves the masses while D. Hess..s twang guitar cuts the raw piece of music into bite-sized slices. Someone here is obviously having a hell of a lot of fun playing with cliches. Is this still called, “Country”? Why don..t you go to sleep, dear?! Wonderful! http://www.myspace.com/smokestacklightninmusic
Preacher meets the Preacher Djing out in clubs.
Well I thought I would put up an hour of Dj set, thanks to all the people who attended and danced their asses off. Keep on Rockin. The Preacher.
Preacher meets Rhythm Bomb Records
Rhythm Bomb Records is dedicated to recording and promoting the best in rockabilly and roots music. We take music seriously, but we don't take ourselves all that seriously. We do work long hours, but we're also firm believers in having fun at festivals and wild party's. http://www.rhythmbomb.com/ Americana Authentic New Rockabilly Country Rock n Roll Jive / New RnB Modern Hillbilly Modern Rockabilly Rhythm Bomb Records is a small, somewhat mysterious company based in London, UK. We're an independent record label, a music production/promotion company, and we have an own publishing company, Rhythm Bomb Publishing. Besides working with our own artists and releasing their CDs on our label, we offer a wide range of musical services to outside artists, bands, and other independent labels. *Its a well kept secret that we are one of Europe's largest distribution company for Rockabilly music, moving some thousand CDs every month.* In 2003 we founded Rhythm Bomb Records in Hamburg, Germany, and the rest - as they say - is history. Since then, our CD releases have received considerable radio airplay in many countries; been distributed and sold on six continents; been licensed in Europe and Japan; and picked up glowing reviews in respected music publications all over the world. Our artists have been booked on all good festivals in Europe, the US and Australia. We have a strong partnership with all good festivals like Rockabilly Rave, Midsummer Jamboree, SJOCK, Screamin, High Rockabilly, Rockin 50s Fest Green Bay and many more. Unlike the major labels, Rhythm Bomb Records doesn't have huge recording and advertising budgets; in fact, we hardly have an advertising budget at all! We invest in our artists and employees - that's the best investment we can do. Here at Rhythm Bomb Records we're actually more interested in putting out excellent original music than in slick images, trendiness and overblown hype. We don't think that music should sound like it just rolled off an assembly-line, with every edge smoothed down and all the guts removed. The secret of our success is the Rhythm Bomb sound. We produce most of our releases on our own in the Lightning Recording Studio in Berlin. Most other labels simply buy the ready produced recordings from bands or studios. If Rockabilly, Hillbilly or any kind of 1950s music is your cup of tea - you came to the right place. Bands 45 rpm 45 R.P.M.http://www.rhythmbomb.com/
Preacher at the Rockabilly Rave 12 Part3
Well here is the final episode of the Rockabilly Rave 2008. Thanks to all involved in the show it has been a great one. I think this one could be the Brillo show show watch out. This one has the Talent contest so you going to have to listen to this one. A great end to a great weekend!
Preacher at the Rockabilly Rave 12 Part2
Well carrying on to part two Rockabilly Rave 2008 two hour special. Here is Part 2 - More wild action from the stars and faces at the Rockabilly Rave 2008 - sorry if I sound pissed at any point in the show.