Friday, October 22, 2021

J.J. Cale "Focus Beam" on Boppin' With Beth 10-22-21

 


The late American singer, songwriter and guitarist J.J. Cale is our "focus beam" artist this week. You'll hear about how he liked to stay away from the spotlight while his songs became monster hits for others. Hear from some of his influences and those he influenced including Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley's guitar player), Chet Atkins & Les Paul, Leon Russell, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Kansas, Johnny Rivers and a tune he did with Eric Clapton who benefited the most from Cale's tunes. We have a couple of rockin' tracks from J.J.'s catalog as well. Jammin' James Riley has an Eddie Cochran song in Rockabilly Rewind and we spin tunes from Pat Huggins and Michelle White (Tony Joe White's daughter) too!



Track Listing:

Intro music bed: Carl Perkins/Brian Setzer- "Boppin' The Blues"

Elvis Presley- "Too Much"

Chet Atkins & Les Paul- "Give My Love to Nell"

Chuck Berry- "School Day"

Fats Domino- "Lil' Liza Jane"

J.J. Cale- "Carry On"

J.J. Cale- "One Step"

Leon Russell- "Honky Tonk Eyes"

Kansas- "Bringing It Back"

Johnny Rivers- "Don't Go To Strangers"

J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton- "When the War is Over"


*Rockabilly Rewind*

Eddie Cochran- "Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie"


Michelle White- "Any Way the Wind Blows"

Pat Huggins & A Damn Good Band- "Bad Reputation"

Outro music bed: Brian Setzer- "Be Bop a Lula"





Friday, October 15, 2021

Charley Pride "Focus Beam" on Boppin' With Beth 10-15-21

 


Country music icon, Charley Pride, is our "focus beam" artist this week. You'll hear about the incredible career of this late, great entertainer including a couple of his stellar tunes. We'll also play some of his influences including Ernest Tubb, Pee Wee King, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Red Foley, Red Sovine, Jack Clement and Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys! Jammin' James Riley has a Don Wade rocker in Rockabilly Rewind and we've got tunes from Southern Culture On The Skids, Johnny Cash, Jesse Terry and John McEuen with The Oak Ridge Boys as well!



Track Listing:

Intro music bed: Carl Perkins/Brian Setzer- "Boppin' The Blues"

1. Ernest Tubb- "Jealous Loving Heart"

2. Hank Williams- "Kaw-Liga"

3. Red Foley- "Hearts of Stone"

4. Red Sovine- "Camptown Boogie"

5. Charley Pride- "I'm Just Me"

6. Charley Pride- "Music in my Heart"

7. Roy Acuff- "Rolling in my Sweet Baby's Arms"

8. Pee Wee King- "Hoot Scoot"

9. Jack Clement- "The Black Haired Man"

10. Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys- "Toy Heart"


*Rockabilly Rewind*

11. Don Wade- "Gone, Gone, Gone"


12. Jesse Terry- "Pretty Good Hand"

13. John McEuen & The Oak Ridge Boys- "Hey Joe"

14. Johnny Cash- "Five Feet High & Rising"

15. Southern Culture on the Skids- "Is Anybody Going to San Antone"

Outro music bed: Chet Atkins- "Rumpus"







Friday, October 8, 2021

Jackson Browne "A Tribute to a living legend" show on Boppin' With Beth 10-08-21

 




Just in time for his 73rd birthday (On October 9), we celebrate the music of Jackson Browne and tell about recording his first album 50 years ago through his latest 2021 release, Downhill From Everywhere. In addition to a couple of rockin' tunes from his catalog (and a ballad that we hear Suzi Quatro tell us is her favorite), we hear select covers from The Immediate Family, Los Lobos, Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa, Blackbird, Jake Thistle, Mick Wigfall and a monster hit for the Eagles that he co-wrote with Glenn Frey. Jammin' James Riley has an Andy Starr tune in Rockabilly Rewind and we close the show with Jackson's friend Warren Zevon!


Track Listing:


Intro music bed: Carl Perkins/Brian Setzer- "Boppin' the Blues"

Eagles- "Take It Easy"

Mick Wigfall- "Doctor My Eyes"

Los Lobos- "Jamaica Say You Will"

Jake Thistle- "Black and White"

Jackson Browne- "Boulevard"

Jackson Browne- "Still Looking For Something"

Blackbird- "These Days"

Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa- "Linda Paloma"

The Immediate Family- "Somebody's Baby"

Jackson Browne- "Rosie"

Andy Starr- "Rockin' Rollin' Stone"

Warren Zevon- "Tenderness On The Block"

Outro music bed: Warren Zevon- "Werewolves Of London"


This is an incredibly hard thing to narrow down for me to do, let me lead with that. Being a fan of JB's music as far back as I can remember and for most of his career, I feel like I need to share at least my Top 10 favorite songs of his. I will say that although these stick out in my mind, there IS NOT a bad Jackson Browne song out there, the guy just doesn't do them. He is an amazing singer and songwriter. So, here you go.

Beth's Top 10 favorite Jackson Browne songs of all time:

10. "Black and White"- This one is about someone losing the will to stand up for the dreams and ideals that used to inspire them. The line "Time running out" makes of clear of the importance of the situation. 

Hear the song here:



9. "Boulevard"- One of JB's more rockin' tunes... I love this side of him too! Maybe it's about the darker side of Hollywood Blvd. in L.A. It's not all glamorous... this song spotlights that in my opinion.  

Hear the song here:



8. "My Cleveland Heart"-This song is so good! The story of it is pretty good too. JB first heard the music to this song when his guitarist, Val McCallum (who is also on the song) left a CD on JB's windshield. While driving through Ohio, it was pointed out to JB that a structure he saw in the woods was "Cleveland Heart:, a place where they manufacture artificial hearts. Couldn't we all use a heart that won't break? Yes indeed is the answer to that question.

Hear the song here:



7. "Doctor My Eyes"- I would have loved to have been Glenn Frey of the Eagles. He had the chance to listen to JB perfect this song living downstairs from JB for months.... oh, to be a fly on the wall of either apartment. If they don't already, I think every optometrist's office should play this song on repeat.

Hear the song here:



6. "Tender Is The Night"- If you asked me my favorites on a different day, I'm sure this one would be higher. Yet another song that is so beautifully written and sang. I love the lyrics to this one. My favorite part of the song is: "And in the hard light of an angry sun, no one remembers what was said or done, tender are the words we choose, you win, I win, we lose". I just love this one!

Hear the song here:



5. "Chasing You into the Light"- I'd love to ask JB how he wrote this song....I absolutely love it. My interpretation of it: It's about watching someone have a nightmare and waiting for them to wake up so they can lend some comfort. Perhaps, maybe it's even about the person that's awake being in the dream and trying to wake up the sleeping person. Whatever the interpretation is, it is an incredible song.

Hear the song here:



4. "The Pretender"- This is one that is on MOST people's favorite JB song list. It is also one of JB's most well known songs. I'm also a huge Richard Dreyfuss fan so the fact that this song was in the movie Mr. Holland's Opus makes an already stellar song, even better to me. 

Hear the song here:



3. "Fountain Of Sorrow"- This one has been a favorite of mine for decades... Like all JB songs, if you listen closely to the lyrics, there's bound to be some type of emotion that will hit you. For me, it always makes me tear up but in a good way. It's a sad song but for some reason, I always get super happy when this song comes on. 

Hear the song here:



2. "In The Shape Of A Heart"- The lyrics of this song hit me deep in the feels every time I hear it. Waiting for that perfect person in life....so glad I found mine! Every word is just so beautifully written and sang equally as beautiful!

 Hear the song here:



1. "Somebody's Baby"- This one has and always will be my favorite, no matter what else he does. Something about it just always makes me feel happy. I think that it is extra awesome that his son Ryan was born the same year as this song too! I don't know what exactly it is about this song that makes it my favorite....wait, yes I do... the song is so fantastic! Top shelf writing and singing!

Hear the song here:










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Friday, October 1, 2021

Jan & Dean "Focus Beam" on Boppin' With Beth 10-01-21

 



American rock duo Jan & Dean are this week's "Focus Beam" duo on Boppin' With Beth. Hear about their early California roots through Jan's passing and Dean carrying on the legacy. We've got a couple of fun rockers from them as well as from some of their influences and peers including The Silhouettes, The Beach Boys, The Who, The Surfaris, Danny & The Juniors, The Beatles, Ramones and Herman's Hermits. Jammin' James Riley has a Charlie Feathers track in Rockabilly Rewind and we've got some great tunes from The 5.6.7.8's, Barista and The Volcanics too!



Track Listing:

Intro music bed: Carl Perkins/Brian Setzer- "Boppin' The Blues"

1. The Silhouettes- "Get A Job"

2. Danny & The Juniors- "At The Hop"

3. The Beach Boys- "Come Go With Me"

4. The Beatles- "The Night Before"

5. Jan & Dean- "Ride The Wild Surf"

6. Jan & Dean- "Honolulu Lulu"

7. The Who- "Bucket T"

8. Ramones- "Surf City"

9. The Surfaris- "Black Denim"

10. Herman's Hermits- "I'm Into Something Good"

*Rockabilly Rewind*:

11. Charlie Feathers- "Tongue-Tied Jill" 


12. The 5.6.7.8's- "Woo Hoo"

13. Barista- "Haze"

14. The Volcanics- "Play That Song"

Outro music bed: Dick Dale- "Nitro"




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Friday, September 24, 2021

The Coasters "Focus Beam" on Boppin' With Beth 09-24-21


American rhythm & blues/rock 'n' roll/ doo-wop group, The Coasters are the "focus beam" group this week. They were the first group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1987. We'll hear tunes from some of their peers and others they influenced including The Cadillacs, The Beach Boys, Dion & The Belmonts, The Del Vikings, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Drifters and Grateful Dead including a couple of boppin' tunes from their catalog. Jammin' James Riley has a Wanda Jackson classic in Rockabilly Rewind and there's tunes from JD McPherson, Sue Moreno, Darrel Higham, Rio & The Rockabilly Revival and Nathan Belt & The Buckles as well!!


Track Listing:

Intro music bed: Carl Perkins/Brian Setzer- "Boppin' The Blues"

1. The Cadillacs- "A Looka Here"

2. The Del-Vikings - "Flat Tire"

3. Dion & The Belmonts- "My Private Joy"

4. The Drifters- "Fools Fall in Love"

5. The Coasters- "Along Came Jones"

6. The Coasters- "Run Red Run"

7. The Beach Boys- "I Get Around"

8. The Beatles- "I Want To Hold Your Hand"

9. Grateful Dead- "Big Railroad Blues"

10. The Rolling Stones- "Poison Ivy"


*Rockabilly Rewind*
11. Wanda Jackson- "Rock Your Baby"


12. JD McPherson- "Head Over Heels"

13. Rio & The Rockabilly Revival- "Runaway Train"

14. Darrel Higham- "It's Late"

15. Sue Moreno- "How He Left Wasn't Right"

16. Nathan Belt & The Buckles- "What You Do To Me"

Outro music bed: Link Wray- "Rumble Mambo"



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Friday, September 17, 2021

Junior Brown "Focus Beam" on Boppin' With Beth 09-17-21

 



American Country Singer-Songwriter, Junior Brown, is the "focus beam" artist this week on Boppin' With Beth. We'll hear from a variety of his influences including Ernest Tubb, Jimi Hendrix, Hank Thompson, Bo Diddley, Red Simpson and George Jones & Tammy Wynette. We've got a couple of rockers from his catalog showcasing his unique "guit-steel" and his rapid-fire playing! Beth's Lightning Round returns with Greg Townson (of Los Straitjackets and The Hi-Risers) along with a tune of his as well. Jammin' James Riley has a Pat Cupp track in Rockabilly Rewind and we'll spin songs from Dan Whitaker, Dean Miller, The Barlow and Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs!!



Track Listing:

Intro music bed: Carl Perkins/Brian Setzer- "Boppin' The Blues"

1. Ernest Tubb- "Walking The Floor Over You"

2. Red Simpson- "I'm A Truck"

3. Bo Diddley- "Hush Your Mouth"

4. Jimi Hendrix- "Stepping Stone"

5. Junior Brown- "Too Many Nights In A Roadhouse"

6. Junior Brown- "Venom Wearing Denim"

7. Hank Thompson- "Oklahoma Hills"

8. George Jones & Tammy Wynette- "Something To Brag About"

-Lightning Round with Greg Townson-

9. Greg Townson- "Before the Credits Roll"


*Rockabilly Rewind*:

*10. Pat Cupp- "Do Me No Wrong"*


11. Dan Whitaker- "Until We Meet Again"

12. Dean Miller- "The Will, The Way & The Want To" 

13. The Barlow- "Hard Lovin'"

14. Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs- "Alive"

Outro music bed: Greg Townson- "Woo Hoo Holly Hop" 





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Friday, September 10, 2021

Lenny Kravitz "Focus Beam" on Boppin' With Beth 09-10-21

 


Multi-genre American artist Lenny Kravitz is our "focus beam" artist this week. Hear about his unique style, influences and music history. We've got 2 rockers from his catalog and hear from some of his wide variety of influences including Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti, Kiss and Pink Floyd. Jammin' James Riley has a Roy Orbison tune in Rockabilly Rewind as well!



Intro music bed: Carl Perkins/Brian Setzer- "Boppin' the Blues"

Voice Intro: Dallas Moore

Track Listing:

1. Jimi Hendrix- "Lover Man"

2. Fela Kuti- "Obe"

3. Marvin Gaye- "Lucky, Lucky Me"

4. Stevie Wonder- "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"

5. Lenny Kravitz- "Bank Robber Man"

6. Lenny Kravitz- "I'm A Believer"

7. Led Zeppelin- "We're Gonna Groove"

8. Pink Floyd- "Young Lust"

9. Nina Simone- "I Love Your Loving Ways"

10. Prince- "Raspberry Beret"

*Rockabilly Rewind*:

*11.Roy Orbison- "Ooby Dooby"* 


12. Kiss- "Silver Spoon"

Outro music bed: Peter Frampton- "Are You Gonna Go My Way"




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