Monday, May 22, 2017

Dean Z: Elvis Celebration/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-22-17


2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion, Dean Z, is our guest this week on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour as we continue our Elvis Celebration marking 40 years since his passing.  I caught up with Dean at the 2017 Nashville Elvis Festival to talk about his first exposure to Elvis, what it means to be an Elvis Tribute Artist, what's coming up and a special Presley request.  Plus, we hear Elvis tribute tunes by The Katmen and Carl Perkins along with covers from Cliff Richard, Lee Rocker, Robert Gordon, The Rockats, Buddy Holly, Shawn Camp & Billy Burnette, Carl Bradychock, Dave Edmunds and Link Wray!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Young Dean Z meeting
Jerry Schilling
Intro Music Bed:  Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

The Katmen- "We Need Elvis Back"
Elvis Presley- "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"
Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding- "I Beg Of You"
Carl Bradychok- "Such A Night"
The Rockats- "Heartbreak Hotel"
Carl Perkins- "The E.P. Express"
Lee Rocker- "Hard Headed Woman"

Dean Z interview:
Dean Z- "Baby Let's Play House"
Segment 1
Dean Z- "Blue Moon Of Kentucky"
Segment 2
Dean Z & Jammin' James Riley
Dean Z- "Trying To Get To You"
Segment 3
Elvis Presley- "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine"

Shawn Camp & Billy Burnette- "All Shook Up"
Buddy Holly- "You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)"
Cliff Richard- "Mean Woman Blues"

Cliff Richard- "His Latest Flame"
Elvis Presley- "Jailhouse Rock"
Link Wray- "Little Sister"
*Milton Berle Show snippet- June 5, 1956

Outro Music Bed:  Swing Cats- "Heartbreak Hotel"




Monday, May 15, 2017

Brenda Lee: Elvis Celebration/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-15-17


"Little Miss Dynamite" Brenda Lee joins us this week as we start a regular Elvis Celebration feature on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour.  2017 marks 40 years since Elvis left us in 1977 and we'll pay tribute with interviews, songs, cover tunes and more!  We talk with Brenda about her career, influences, Elvis, judging at the Nashville Elvis Festival and a special request.  Plus, we hear NEW tunes from Hayden Thompson, Kokomo Kings, The Mavericks, Truly Lover Trio, Dexter Shaw, Mo Al Jaz and rockers from Stray Cats, Dean Z, Jittery Jack, Lance Lipinsky and more!

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Brenda Lee with Elvis/
Grand Ole Opry 1957
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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro Music Bed:  Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

Hayden Thompson- "To The Bone"
Stray Cats- "18 Miles To Memphis"
Kokomo Kings- "Too Good To Stay Away From"
Dexter Shaw & The Wolftones- "Mixed Up World"
Mo Al Jaz & Friends- "Nobody But You"

Brenda Lee interview:
Brenda Lee- "Dynamite"
Segment 1
Brenda Lee- "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)"
Segment 2
Brenda Lee- "Bigelow 6-200"
Segment 3
Tuesday Weld, Elvis,
Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee- "Just Because"
Segment 4
Elvis Presley- "Are You Lonesome Tonight"

The Mavericks- "I Will Be Yours"
Kieron McDonald- "Goodbye Lonesome, Hello Baby Doll"
Truly Lover Trio- "Speed Limit"
Jittery Jack- "Heartbreaker"
Dean Z- "Mystery Train"
Lance Lipinsky & The Lovers- "A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You"
Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n' Roll Trio- "All By Myself"

Outro Music Bed: Chuck Berry- "Chuckwalk"


Brenda Lee & Jammin' James Riley
Nashville Elvis Festival 2017
Dion & Brenda Lee


















Monday, May 8, 2017

Cover Charge Included show 3/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-08-17


It's our 3rd annual Cover Charge Included show on Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour!  All cover tunes all hour long!!  This time around, we hear Lee Rocker covering Bruce Springsteen, Ollie Vee covering Talking Heads, Chris Isaak covering Carl Perkins, Carl Perkins covering John Hiatt, The Baseballs covering R. Kelly, Wanda Jackson covering The Coasters, Southern Culture On The Skids covering Wanda Jackson, Di Maggio Connection covering Adam Ant, Levi Dexter & The Ripchords covering Gene Vincent and so much more!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro Music Bed:  Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

Southern Culture On The Skids- "Funnel Of Love"
Wanda Jackson- "Searchin'"
Chris Isaak- "Your True Love"
Carl Perkins- "Memphis In The Meantime"
Ollie Vee- "Psycho Killer"
Dave & Phil Alvin- "Hide & Seek"
The Di Maggio Connection- "Goody Two Shoes"
Dave Edmunds- "Hey Good Lookin'"
Eddie Angel- "Buzz Buzz A Diddle It"
Levi Dexter & The Ripchords- "Bi-I-Bicky-Bi, Bo, Bo, Go"
James Hand- "Mona Lisa"
Lee Rocker- "Dancing In The Dark"
The Baseballs- "I Believe I Can Fly"
Link Wray- "Hound Dog"
Jim Lauderdale- "Lonely Weekends"
Blue Cats- "Secret Agent Man"
Dion- "Johnny B. Goode"
Robert Gordon- "It's Late"

Outro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Be Bop A Lula"

Monday, May 1, 2017

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 05-01-17


WS "Fluke" Holland talks about being involved with the session that later became known as the "Million Dollar Quartet".  We'll hear the song the initial session was for (Carl Perkins' "Matchbox") as well as a track from the quartet.  Plus, we get songs from The Hoodoo Tones, Southern Culture On The Skids, BR5-49, Jeff Beck & The Big Town Playboys, The Planet Rockers, Webb Wilder, Wayne Hancock, Johnny Cash and more!

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro Music Bed:  Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

The Hoodoo Tones- "Blue"
Southern Culture On The Skids- "I Ain't Gonna Hang Around"
Brenda Lee- "Rock The Bop"
The Polecats- "School Of Rock & Roll"
Bill Haley & His Comets- "Two Hound Dogs"
Petunia & The Vipers- "Gitterbug"
Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys- "Hi-Billy Music"
The Blasters- "Fun On Saturday Night"
Webb Wilder- "Lonely Blue Boy"
Big Bopper- "Little Red Riding Hood"
Wayne Hancock- "Ride"
Fendermen- "Mule Skinner Blues"
Carl Perkins- "Matchbox"
WS "Fluke" Holland on the Million Dollar Quartet
Million Dollar Quartet- "Reconsider Baby"
BR5-49- "Cherokee Boogie"
Johnny Cash- "Five Feet High & Rising"
Jeff Beck & The Big Town Playboys- "Catman"
The Planet Rockers- "Moon Over Memphis"
The Modern Sounds- "Lonesome Joe From Kokomo"

Outro Music Bed: Chris Casello- "Hideaway"