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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

    • Music Commentary
    • 4.8, 85 Ratings

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 05-25-20

    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-25-20

    It's a full hour of rockabilly, blues, surf, doo-wop, honky tonk and rock 'n' roll!  Hear NEW tunes from Jesse Daniel, Webb Wilder, McKinley James, The Mellows, Pokey LaFarge, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, The Joeys as well as the latest from The Hi-Tide Orchestra and The Men In Gray Suits in our instru-Mental Breakdown!  We'll also take a stroll to the Doo-Wop Corner, board the Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine and drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox!
    Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
    Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"
     
    Webb Wilder- "Tell Me What's Wrong"
    The Rockats- "Never So Clever"
    The Mellows- "You And Me"
     
    instru-Mental Breakdown:
    The Hi-Tide Orchestra- "Lockdown"
    The Men In Gray Suits- "Shark Bait"
     
    Pokey LaFarge- "Bluebird"
    Jesse Daniel- "Tar Snakes"
    Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys- "I Can't Remember When I Didn't Love You"
     
    Doo-Wop Corner:
    The Continentals- "Picture Of Love"
    Little Anthony & The Imperials- "Traveling Stranger"
     
    Tony Joe White- "Saturday Night In Oak Grove, LA"
    McKinley James- "Who Will The Last Fool Be"
     
    Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine
    Week ending April 4, 1959:
    #3 Johnny Horton- "When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below)"
    #2 Johnny Cash- "Don't Take Your Guns To Town"
    #1 George Jones- "White Lightning"
     
    Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
    Little Willie John- "I'm Shakin'"
     
    The Joeys- "I'll Be Just Fine"
    Ronnie Dawson (with High Noon)- "Knock Down Drag Out"
     
    Outro Music Bed: Eddie Angel- "Black Widdow"

    • 57 min
    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-18-20

    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-18-20

    The pandemic can't keep great tunes from coming in!  Hear NEW tunes from The Honkabillies, Johnny Moon & The Selenites, Whiskey Daredevils, The Toreadors, The Shakers, Bloodshot Bill and Televisionaries, The Muskrats as well as The Surfer Novas and Jeremy Fetzer feat. Duane Eddy in our instru-Mental Breakdown.  We'll hear some of your requests in Hey Mr. DJ, board our Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine for the week ending April 21, 1962 and drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox...and MORE!

    • 57 min
    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-11-20

    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-11-20

    Surf, Blues, Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, Doo-Wop and more!  It's all on this week's Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour!  Hear NEW tunes from McKinley James, Sonny West, Kyle Lacy, Adriano BaTolba Trio, Saint Dom & The Sinful, The Sparks Boys, Dasta & The Smokin' Snakes, Ezra Lee, Mike Sanchez, Yann O'fender as well as the latest from The Volcanics and Jesse Daniel in our instru-Mental Breakdow!  We'll stroll down to the Doo-Wop Corner, drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox and more!!
    Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
    Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"
     
    Sonny West- "Devil In Me"
    Ezra Lee- "Rockabillybeatin' Boogie Band"
    Mike Sanchez- "Ramblin' Boogie"
    Yann O'fender- "Rumors"
    The Big Six- "Twentieth Century Boy"
    McKinley James- "Thunderbird"
    The Sparks Boys- "Rainy Day"
    Dasta & The Smokin' Snakes- "Bouquet Of Roses"
     
    instru-Mental Breakdown:
    Jesse Daniel- "Chickadee"
    The Volcanics- "Freakout"
     
    The Shootouts- "If I Could"
    Adriano BaTolba Trio- "Been There, Done That"
    Kyle Lacy- "Hound Dog"
     
    Doo-Wop Corner:
    Dino & The Diplomats- "I Can't Believe"
    Dion- "The Majestic"
     
    Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
    Johnny Paycheck- "She's All I Got"
     
    Saint Dom & The Sinful- "Feel A Going Out"
    Fats Domino- "I'm Ready"
     
    Outro Music Bed:  Bill Kirchen- "Buckaroo"

    • 57 min
    Annual Train Show! Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-04-20

    Annual Train Show! Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-04-20

    It's our annual Train Show on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour!  We spin an hour of train-themed tunes to celebrate National Train Day on May 9th!  Come ride the rails and hear tunes from Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Dale Watson, Rosie Flores, John Fogerty, Tom Jones, George Jones, Big Jon Atkinson, Conway Twitty, Stray Cats, Carlene Carter, Kim Wilson, Sonny Burgess and an instru-Mental Breakdown with Jimmy Bryant and Sean Mencher!!  Allllllll aboard!!
    Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
    Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"
     
    Carl Perkins- "Rock Island Line"
    Big Jon Atkinson- "Trainfare Blues"
    Johnny Cash- "Casey Jones"
    Conway Twitty- "Long Black Train"
    Stray Cats- "Devil Train"
    John Fogerty- "Train Of Fools"
    George Jones & The Smoky Mountain Boys- "Night Train To Memphis"
    Carlene Carter- "Little Blakc Train"
     
    instru-Mental Breakdown:
    Jimmy Bryant- "Railroadin'"
    Sean Mencher- "Mystery Train"
     
    Tom Jones- "Everybody Loves A Train"
    Sonny Burgess- "Fast Train"
    Kim Wilson- "Mean Old Frisco"
    Dale Watson & His Lone Stars- "Rattlesnake Train"
    Merle Haggard- "Hobo Bill's Last Ride"
    Johnny Cash- "Daughter Of A Railroad Man"
    Rosie Flores- "Heartbreak Train"
     
    Outro Music Bed: Kenichi Yamaguchi- "Memphis Train"

    • 57 min
    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 04-27-20

    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 04-27-20

    Every week, killer new tunes hit the playlist and this one is a killer one!  Hear NEW rockin' tunes from Webb Wilder, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Bonnie Montgomery & Rosie Flores, Whitney Rose, The Hi-Tide Orchestra ft. Magdalena O'Connell, Mystery Gang, Jesse Daniel, Old Chevy, The Ventons, Mel Peekaboo, The Time Burners and Susan Brown & The Ballin' Keen.  Plus, we spin a couple of your requests in Hey Mr. DJ, take a stroll to the Doo-Wop Corner and crank up the Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week!
    Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
    Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

    The Ventons- "Right Time"
    The Time Burners- "Walk Alone"
    Mel Peekaboo- "Me and My Baby"
    Whitney Rose- "In A Rut"
    Susan Brown & The Ballin' Keen- "Howl Big Wolf"
    Bonnie Montgomery & Rosie Flores- "Just Your Style"
    Old Chevy- "On The Run"
    Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys- "Holy One"

    Hey Mr. DJ request segment:
    Jack Scott- "Two Timin' Woman"
    Jerry Lee Lewis- "Memphis Beat"

    Webb Wilder- "Buried Our Love"
    Jesse Daniel- "Mayo & The Mustard"
    Mystery Gang- "I Got Boogie"

    Doo-Wop Corner:
    Kenny Rogers- "For You Alone"
    The BrillianTears- "Love Vows On The Telephone"

    Jammin' James Jukebox:
    John Worthan- "The Cats Were Jumpin'"
    BR5-49- "Hometown Boogie"
    The Hi-Tide Orchestra featuring Magdalena O'Connell- "House Of Bamboo"

    Outro Music Bed:  Eddie Angel- "Comanche"


     

    • 57 min
    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 04-20-20

    Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 04-20-20

    We've got killer new tracks this week from Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones, Bloodshot Bill, The Sparks Boys, The Flat Tires, Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys, Ezra Lee as well as James Burton and Gary Cain Band in our instru-Mental Breakdown!  You'll hear a couple of your requests in Hey Mr. DJ, take a trip in our Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine and we'll spin a Jammin' James Jukebox selection and still there's more!
    Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
    Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"
     
    The Sparks Boys- "Crazy Music In My Head"
    Ezra Lee- "Down & Dirty"
    The Flat Tires- "Buzz Buzz Buzz"
     
    instru-Mental Breakdown:
    James Burton- "Polk Salad Annie"
    Gary Cain Band- "Twang Strut" (Live At Limestone City)
     
    Bloodshot Bill- "My Heart Cries For You"
    Mike Zito- "St. Louis Blues" (with Charlie Berry III)
    Two Tons of Steel- "All Tied Up"
     
    Hey Mr. DJ request segment:
    Johnny Horton- "In My Home In Shelby County"
    Dave & Deke Combo- "Let's Flat Get On It"
     
    Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones- "Hound Dog"
    D.B. Rielly- "Turn The Page"
     
    Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine
    Week ending August 13, 1955 Cash Box Best Selling Singles chart:
    #37 (Top Debut) Chuck Berry- "Maybellene"
    #7 Boyd Bennett & His Rockets- "Seventeen"
    #1 Bill Haley & His Comets- "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock"
     
    Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
    Dick Curless- "Juke Box Man"
     
    Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys- "Hunker In My Bunker"
    Eddie Bond- "Tore Up"
     
    Outro Music Bed- Duane Eddy- "Cannonball"

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Russ D. ,

oh my, oh my what a listen

If you are old or young, this hour of music may be the single most informative location for a wide span of music called rockabilly and things close to rockabilly. Rockin James Riley leads the listener to places you never knew existed. Just a warning, you will be told by someone , turn that music down it is too loud.

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!!!

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