Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour weekly shows

James Riley

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Nathan Belt stopped by the Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour studio (link below) and we'll hear part 1 of that chat this hour. We'll talk early influences, funny moments from Ameripolitan showcases and begin conversation about the new Nathan Belt & The Buckles album, Ready, Set, Let Go! We also spin a new track from Dale Watson and continue our Ameripolitan Music Awards Spotlight with tunes from Ruby Ann, Mike & The Moonpies, Joel Paterson and The Desperados! Hear episode here:

http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/02/nathan-belt-interview-part-1-rockabilly.html
 

James Riley

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Nathan Belt joins Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour again for part 2 of our interview (link below). We'll talk more about the new album, Ready, Set, Let Go! as well as the members of The Buckles. Nathan also gives a special request for Johnny Burnette. Plus, our Ameripolitan Music Awards Spotlight shines a light on nominees Pat Capocci, Jesse Daniel, Kevin Smith (backing up Ronnie Dawson), Cheryl Deseree and Rebecca Jed! Hear episode here:
http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/02/nathan-belt-interview-part-2-rockabilly.html
 

James Riley

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It's a packed show on the latest Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (link below)! We get our Ameripolitan Music Awards Spotlight (with Shaun Young & The 3 Ringers, Malin Petterson, Ashley Kingman as part of Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys, Ray Wylie Hubbard and The Lucky Stars), Heavy Hitter Triple Threat (honoring Big Joe Turner and including covers from Jerry Lee Lewis and Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin) and our Five Year Flashback with an interview snippet from WS Holland talking about the studio session for Carl Perkins' "Matchbox" that ended up with the impromptu jam of Carl, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis ("Million Dollar Quartet"). Plus, hear NEW tracks from The Jets, Joel Hofmann, The Reverend Horton Heat, Portuguese Pedro & His Band, Screamin' Rebel Angels, Nick Waterhouse and more! Hear episode here:

http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/02/rockabilly-n-blues-radio-hour-02-25-19.html
 

James Riley

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New tunes, classics, instru-Mental Breakdown, Time Machine and a Five Year Flashback in one hour (link below)! The latest Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour has NEW tunes from Dale Watson, Wildcat Rose, Kim Lenz, Sirocco Bros., Little Miss Blue Bass, classics from Stray Cats, Little Jimmy Dickens, High Noon, Billy Burnette, Annisteen Allen, ELVIS PRESLEY, a request for Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders, our instru-Mental Breakdown has a new tune from The Greasy Gills on Hi-Style Records and a rocker from Miss Amy Griffin and our Five Year Flashback is with legendary Sun Studio drummer J.M. Van Eaton as he talks about the recording of Jerry Lee Lewis' "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On". Plus, our Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine goes back to the week ending May 24, 1959. Hear episode here:
http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/03/rockabilly-n-blues-radio-hour-03-04-19.html
 

James Riley

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Lots of new tunes, classics and special segments on the new Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (link below). We've got NEW tracks from Clint Bradley, Jesse Dayton, Carl Bradychok, Marcel Bontempi, Charley Crockett, The Black Moon Boys, Delta 88, The Homewreckers, our instru-Mental Breakdown with new tracks by Anthony Castagna and Danny 'O' & The Astrotones, our Heavy Hitter Triple Threat segment honors Del Shannon with covers by DION and John Lindberg Trio and our Five Year Flashback is with Jerry Phillips talking about his dad, Sam Phillips, as well as "Rocket 88" and still there's more! Hear episode here:

http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/03/rockabilly-n-blues-radio-hour-03-11-19.html
 

James Riley

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Bigger! Louder! Cover-er?! It's the 5th Annual Cover Charge Included show on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (link below)!! We spotlight another hour of great cover tunes from the obvious to the obscure! We'll hear Brian Setzer Orchestra covering AC/DC, Levi Dexter covering Groovey Joe Poovey, Johnny Cash covering The Rolling Stones, The Jets covering Dion, Polecats covering Buzzcocks, Jack Rabbit Slim covering Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly covering Carl Perkins, The Di Maggio Connection covering Deep Purple, Two Tons Of Steel covering Ramones, Johnny Bach & The Moonshine Boozers covering Vince Taylor, The Bellfuries covering The Beatles, Jesse Dayton & Brennen Leigh covering Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, Headcat covering Chuck Berry, The Smithereens covering The Diamonds, The Honkabillies covering Delmore Brothers and our instru-Mental Breakdown with The Surfrajettes covering Britney Spears and Tiger Army covering The Chantays!! Hear episode here:

http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/03/5th-annual-cover-charge-included-show.html
 

James Riley

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On this Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (link below), we'll spin NEW tracks from Rosie Flores, Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles, Motel Mirrors, The Hawkmen, Screamin' Rebel Angels, The Outsiders, The Bullets and Dale Watson & Celine Lee (with "Johnny & June" as part of our "Double Trouble" segment along with a track FROM Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash). Vince Ray sends over an earlier track he did with Vern Vain & The Blue Vains. Our Heavy Hitter Triple Threat segment honors Little Walter with covers by Keith Richards and Eilen Jewell. Plus, our Five Year Flashback is with Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Duane Eddy as he discusses "Rebel Rouser" being a part of the Forrest Gump movie and soundtrack plus we've got tunes from Big Sandy, Bo Diddley and Red Foley! Hear episode here:
http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/03/rockabilly-n-blues-radio-hour-03-25-19.html
 

James Riley

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"Bright light city..." This Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (link below) we focus on just SOME of the MANY great artists coming Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend! It's happening April 18-21st in Las Vegas, NV. We debut a NEW tune from The Hillbilly Moon Explosion with Sparky and we spin a new tribute medley from Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones. There's special Viva Las Vegas edition of the instru-Mental breakdown with the Messer Chups and Sandy Nelson & The The Sin City Termites (featuring Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets on guitar...who will ALSO be at Viva Las Vegas). Plus, you'll hear tunes from Freddy Cannon, The Delta Bombers, Reverend Horton Heat, Jittery Jack, The Kingbees, Wayne Hancock, Harlem River Noise, Tammi Savoy and The Chris Casello Combo, Ray Campi, Don Woody, Crown City Bombers, Sid King, Restless, Linda Gail Lewis (with Robbie Fulks) and Billy Harlan! Wanda Jackson is included in the show as she was originally announced for the festival but has just now announced a retirement from live performances after over 60 years of touring! Hear episode here:
http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/04/viva-las-vegas-show-rockabilly-n-blues.html
 

James Riley

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Who's ready to Boogie? The 5th annual Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender is happening May 23-26, 2019. We'll play some of these amazing acts on this Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (link below). It's a very unique blend from B-52S, JD McPherson, The Country Side Of Harmonica Sam, Bailey Dee, Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, Linda Gail Lewis, The Cactus Blossoms, Marcel Bontempi, Nikki Hill, Bloodshot Bill, Jake Calypso, McKinley James, The Hi-Jivers, Sonny West, Art Adams, Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles, Deke Dickerson, Hillbilly Casino and instru-Mental Breakdown Boogie style with Los Straitjackets and The Surfrajettes!! That's how we boogie here in Nashville! See y'all here!! Hear episode here:

http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/04/nashville-boogie-5th-annual-rockabilly.html
 

James Riley

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Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour spins 2 in a row this hour (link below) from Jason Ringenberg (NEW track from his latest Stand Tall as well as a collaboration with Los Straitjackets on the tune "Link Wray"), our Five Year Flashback with DION, an instru-Mental Breakdown with Link Wray and The Prodigals (featuring Chris Casello), NEW tunes from Nathan Belt & The Buckles, Dry Riverbed Trio, Sirocco Bros, Kim Lenz, Portuguese Pedro, Haney's Big House, recent Grammy winner Buddy Guy, classics from ELVIS PRESLEY, The Rimshots, Levi Dexter, The Everly Brothers and more!! Hear episode here:
http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/04/rockabilly-n-blues-radio-hour-04-15-19.html
 

James Riley

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Nick Lowe once again teams up with those rockin' masked crusaders of Los Straitjackets for a new EP Love Starvation (available May 17th) and we spin the title track on this Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (click link below)! We also give you NEW tunes from Motel Mirrors, Fatboy, The Mellows (feat. Colton Turner), Carl Bradychok, Clint Bradley, Ray Allen, Rosie Flores as part of our instru-Mental Breakdown and classics from Carl Perkins, Joe Maphis & Rose Lee Maphis, Waylon Jennings, Two Tons Of Steel, Annisteen Allen and more! Plus, we hear a trio of Buddy Holly-related tracks AND our Five Year Flashback is with Phil Alvin talking about The Blasters classic, "Marie, Marie" so you don't want to miss it! Hear it here:
https://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/04/rockabilly-n-blues-radio-hour-04-22-19.html
 

James Riley

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How great is it to say there is a NEW Stray Cats tune on the latest Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (link below)?!! We also spin NEW tracks from Charley Crockett, Tami Neilson, Rosie Flores, Kim Lenz, Pope Paul & The Illegals, Wild Deuces, rockers from Jimmy Dale, Gene Vincent, Darrel Higham, Glen Campbell and more! Our instru-Mental Breakdown has NEW tunes from Cap'n Mike & The King Tide and Anthony Castagna, the Five Year Flashback is with the always great Levi Dexter AND we board the Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine for the week ending October 12, 1957!! Hear episode here:
http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/04/new-stray-cats-and-more-rockabilly-n.html
 

James Riley

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We ride the rails again on our 2nd annual Train Show on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (link below). Songs of locomotives, railroad, hobos, lonesome whistles and more from Johnny Cash, John Fogerty, Dale Watson, Dallas Moore, Ricky Nelson, The Secret Sisters, Carl Perkins, Linda Gail Lewis, Robert Gordon, Delmore Brothers, Paul Pigat, Chris Casello Trio, High Noon, Wayne "The Train" Hancock and more! We also hear 2 vintage train commercials featuring Johnny Cash. We're celebrating Train Day happening May 11th, 2019! Hear episode here:
http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/05/2nd-annual-train-show-rockabilly-n.html
 

James Riley

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This Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour's Five Year Flashback goes back to May, 2015 when we spoke with the late, great Dick Dale (link below). Dick passed away at 81 years old on March 16th, 2019 just a few weeks shy of his 82nd birthday. We hear him talking about Quentin Tarantino requesting that "Miserlou" be part of his Pulp Fiction film. Our Heavy Hitter Triple Threat segment honors Buck Owens with covers by Rosie Flores and John Fogerty. Plus, we hear NEW tunes in our instru-Mental Breakdown by The DI MAGGIO CONNECTION and The Delstroyers and we also spin NEW tracks from Bloodshot BILL, The Doel Brothers, John Lewis & His Rock 'n' Roll Trio, The Mellows, Wild Bill and The Railroad Cats, Wildcat Rose, RvB, Bonita & The Blues Shacks, Million Dollar Tones and more! Hear episode here:

http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/05/rockabilly-n-blues-radio-hour-05-13-19.html
 

James Riley

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Laura Palmer from Screamin' Rebel Angels is my co-host on this Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (link below). She hand-picked all the songs except for 2 tracks from their latest album, Heel Grinder, that I wanted to know more about. We spin tunes from Nikki Hill, Mickey Lee Lane, Gary U.S. Bonds, Stray Cats, Little Richard, The Go Getters, Marie Knight, Bunker Hill, The Delta Bombers, Nick Curran, Boz Boorer, Roy Head and Big Maybelle! Hear episode here:
http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/05/laura-palmer-screamin-rebel-angels-co.html
 

James Riley

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Oliver Baroni from The Hillbilly Moon Explosion co-hosts Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour with me this week (link below). I pick 2 tracks from their new album (The Sparky Sessions) and Oliver picks a great variety of rockers from Bo Diddley, Johnny Horton, Bob & Lucille, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lightnin' Slim, Wanda Jackson, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Ella Johnson & Buddy Johnson Orchestra, Warren Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Bunker Hill and Bill Allen. Hear episode here:

http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2019/05/oliver-baroni-from-hillbilly-moon.html
 

James Riley

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We start a new Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (link below) segment we'll hear periodically throughout the year called "Hey Mr. DJ" where we play a couple of your requests (this week it's a rockabilly romp by Bob Dylan and Robert Plant's "Honeydrippers")! Plus, we've got NEW tunes from Los Straitjackets and The Volcanics (on Hi-Tide Recordings) in our instru-Mental Breakdown as well as new rockers from Lucky 757 (featuring Matt's Blues), The Retrobaits, DADDY LONG LEGS, FATBOY, Nick Waterhouse, The Beatersband Vintage Coverband, Robby Vee, Ray Allen and his Band and a recent rocker from Dustaphonics! We also pay tribute to a trio of artists that passed away late March: Bill Allen, Margaret Lewis and Jay Chevalier. AND we have our Five Year Flashback with Eddie Angel talking about his other band The Planet Rockers! You don't want to miss this one!! Hear episode here:

 

James Riley

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A new rocker from Chuck Mead kicks off the latest Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour (link below) and sets the pace for this packed show! We also spin new tracks from Nick Lowe (with Los Straitjackets), Cash Box Kings, Dale Watson, Kim Lenz, Danny "O" & The Astrotones, Danny T & The Sirens, The Kabooms, Abby Girl & The Real Deal, Clint Bradley and The Bullets. Our Five Year Flashback is with Linda Gail Lewis talking about a funny memory with her brother Jerry Lee Lewis and John Lennon. The Rockabilly N Blues Time Machine goes back to the week ending October 29, 1961 and we have 2 killer requests (Neil Young & Johnny Cash) in our Hey Mr. DJ segment! Hear episode here:
 
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