Boppin' With Beth (new syndicated show)

James Riley

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You'll wanna crank this one up! Ann Wilson from Heart is the "focus beam" artist on the new Boppin' With Beth!! Beth talks about her career from her days with Heart to her solo material. Hear a couple of her solo tunes as well as a rocker from Heart. Plus, there's tunes from some of her influences: Paul McCartney, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Aretha Franklin and Robert Plant. Beth's Lightning Round returns with KC Johns along with a killer Led Zepplin cover. I've got a Robert Gordon & Link Wray tune in Rockabilly Rewind and there's tunes from Emily Zuzik and a live track from Led Zeppelin as well!! Check it all out here:

 

James Riley

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"Mommy's all right...daddy's all right...they just seem a little weird..." It's another great rockin' episode of Boppin' With Beth this week with a "focus beam" on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member's Cheap Trick!! Beth tells about their whole history along with a couple of killer tunes from their catalog. You'll hear tracks from some of their varied influences including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Sex Pistols, The Kinks, The Who, Big Star, Dwight Twilley Band and Raspberries. I've got a Carl Perkins classic in Rockabilly Rewind and we hear the first ever duet between John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen too! Listen HERE:

 

James Riley

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English singer/songwriter Paul Carrack is this week's "focus beam" artist on Boppin' With Beth! You've heard the man with the "golden voice" as he's led bands like Ace ("How Long"), Squeeze ("Tempted"), Mike & The Mechanics ("The Living Years") as well as his amazing solo projects including his new album (One On One). Hear a couple of his solo tracks as well as tunes from some of his influences including The Beatles, Ray Charles, The Shadows, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Donny Hathaway and a cool "Beth's Lightning Round" with Beth Riley asking Paul some fun rapid fire questions. I've got a Jimmy Dell rocker in Rockabilly Rewind and there's a classic from The Spinners too! Take a listen here:

 

James Riley

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I always love the crazy amount of research and information that Beth puts into each episode of Boppin' With Beth!! Check out this week's "focus beam" on the great Chris Hillman! There are tunes from some of his influences including Buck Owens, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Spade Cooley, Kingston Trio and others. Plus, a track from him in The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. We hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers cover that same tune by The Byrds as well. Beth tells all about his amazing career with a couple of great tunes from his solo discography too. I've also got a rocker from Joe D. Johnson in Rockabilly Rewind! Take a listen now at this link:

 

James Riley

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You'll definitely be boppin' along while listening to this new Boppin' With Beth episode! The focus beam artist is the one and only Arthur Alexander!! Beth Riley tells about his great story and spins tracks from some of his influences including Billy Ward & The Dominoes, Clyde McPhatter, Nat King Cole, Big Maybelle and some that he influenced including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Donnie Fritts. I've got a Roy Hall rocker in Rockabilly Rewind and there's tunes from Dan Penn, Abby Girl & The Real Deal, James LeBlanc and Wilson Pickett in the mix too! Take a listen here:

 

James Riley

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I'm so happy to get to co-host with my lovely wife Beth Riley on her awesome show Boppin' With Beth this week! It's the annual Tribute/Christmas show! We look back at some of the artists we lost in 2021 as well as play some select Christmas songs in the mix as well. We play tunes from those we lost including Chuck Morpurgo (guitarist with Dallas Moore), Lloyd Price, BJ Thomas (Christmas tune from him), Kansas (Robby Steinhardt), ZZ Top (Dusty Hill), The Rolling Stones (Charlie Watts), Black Oak Arkansas (Rickie Lee Reynolds), Tom T. Hall, The Everly Brothers (Don Everly), Commander Cody (Christmas song from him), Elvis Presley (drummer Ronnie Tutt), The Astronauts (Jim Gallagher and Rich Fifield), Dino Desi & Billy (Billy Hinsche), The Monkees (Michael Nesmith) and Christmas tunes from Lucky Jones, Jesse Terry and Dave Del Monte! I've also got a Jesse James tune in Rockabilly Rewind! Check out here:

 

James Riley

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This new Boppin' With Beth is a great way to end the year! Singer-songwriter Jesse Terry is the "focus beam" artist this week. Beth tells about his story with some help from family members as well. Jesse is also the guest on Beth's Lightning Round along with some great tunes from his catalog. Hear tracks from some of his influences too including Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell. I've got a Hank Mizell tune in Rockabilly Rewind and Beth closes the show with an appropriate "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield! As Beth always says..."who knows what else will happen"...but we DO know it's always fun and boppin'! Check it out here:

 

James Riley

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It might not be a Manic Monday today BUT it is a NEW episode of Boppin' With Beth with a fun "focus beam" on The Bangles! Beth tells about their story along with a couple of rockers from them as well as tunes from some of their influences and peers including Blues Magoos, The Beach Boys, Talking Heads, The Byrds, Blondie, The Go-Go's, The Patti Smith Group, Love and The B-52's! I've got a Ricky Nelson classic in Rockabilly Rewind and there's tunes from American Blonde and Mike Love (with John Cowsill on lead vocals). Listen to it HERE:

 

James Riley

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Here's another stellar episode of Boppin' With Beth with my favorite DJ- Beth Riley! Her "focus beam" artist this week is the late, great Keith Whitley! You'll hear all about his way too brief career along with a couple of his amazing tunes. You also hear some songs from some of his influences including Hank Williams, The Stanley Brothers, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones and a tune from his son Jesse Keith Whitley and widow, Lorrie Morgan. Beth's Lightning Round returns with Wes Shipp along with one of his tunes. I've got a track from Billy Lee Riley (no relation) and there's great tunes from Ricky Skaggs (with Shenandoah) and Jason Duggins rounding out the show! Listen HERE:

 
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