Thursday, August 11, 2022

Shenandoah "Focus Beam" on Boppin' With Beth 08-12-22

 


American country music band Shenandoah is the "focus beam" band on this week's Boppin' With Beth. We'll hear about their entire career with a couple of soundbites of an interview with founding member and original guitarist, Jim Seales. Jim is also the guest on Beth's Lightning Round too! In addition to some choice cuts from their catalog, there's some tunes from individual member influences including The Osborne Brothers, The Stanley Brothers, Hank Williams, Boston, Cream and The Jeff Beck Group. Jammin' James Riley has a classic Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'N Roll Trio tune in Rockabilly Rewind and The Beatles close the show with a song Shenandoah covered at one point as well. 




Intro music bed: Carl Perkins- "Boppin' The Blues", Brian Setzer- "Boppin' The Blues" and The Cars- "Best Friend's Girl"

The Osborne Brothers- "The Cuckoo Bird"

The Stanley Brothers- "Wild Bill Jones"

Hank Williams- "Lovesick Blues"

Boston- "Rock & Roll Band"

*Liner- Marty Raybon (Original member/Lead singer of Shenandoah)

Shenandoah- "Next To You, Next To Me"

*Liner- Mike McGuire (Original member/Drummer of Shenandoah)

Cream- "Lawdy Mama"

*Lightning Round teaser liner- Jim Seales (Founding member/guitarist of Shenandoah)

The Jeff Beck Group- "Plynth (Water Down The Drain)"



*Beth's Lightning Round with Jim Seales of Shenandoah 

Lightning Round music bed: Jeff Beck- "Blast From The East"

*Liner- Jim Seales (Shenandoah)

Shenandoah- "The Road Not Taken"



*Rockabilly Rewind with Jammin' James Riley*

Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'N Roll Trio- "Tear It Up"



The Beatles- "Can't Buy Me Love"

Outro music bed- Jim Seales- "Lickity Split"



Jim Seales


In loving memory of: 

Jacky W. "Jack" Seales- AKA: "JB"- Jim's brother (April 5, 1955- October 20, 2004)

 

Hear the tune Jim plays in his brother's memory every year (Don McLean's "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" HERE

From Jim's Book "That's What I Thought": 


HERE is a video tribute that Jim put together for what would have been his brother, Jack's 67th birthday on April 5, 2022 (ft. music from Jack's 2001 album "2 Sonatas For Guitar"). 


In loving memory of: 

Ralph Daniel Ezell (June 26, 1953- November 30, 2007)

Hear the tune Mike McGuire, Billy Ryan and Jimmy Yeary wrote as a tribute to Ralph ("You Never Know" with picture memories of Ralph) HERE


 Current lineup of Shenandoah:
Marty Raybon – lead vocals, acoustic guitar (1984–1997, 2014–present)
Mike McGuire – drums, backing vocals (1984–1997, 2000–present)
Travis Mobley – keyboards (2018–2022)
Austin Crum - lead guitar (2020–present)
Paul Sanders - bass guitar, backing vocals (2014-2016, 2018–present)
Donnie Allen - fiddle, acoustic guitar (1990-1997, 2014–present)


Past lineup of Shenandoah:
Jim Seales – lead guitar, backing vocals (1984–1997, 2000–2014, as needed)
Ralph Ezell – bass guitar, backing vocals (1984–1996, 2002–2007; died 2007)
Stan Thorn – keyboards, backing vocals (1984–1995)
Rocky Thacker – bass guitar, backing vocals (1996–1997, 2000–2002)
Brent Lamb – lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2000–2002)
Curtis Wright – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar (2000–2007)
Mike Folsom – bass guitar, backing vocals (2007–2011)
Jimmy Yeary – lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2007–2011)
Doug Stokes – lead vocals (2011–2014)
Chris Lucas (Roach) - bass guitar (2011–2014)
Brad Benge - bass guitar, backing vocals (2016–2018)
Stan Munsey - keyboards (1995-1997, 2000–2018)
Jeff Allen - bass guitar, backing vocals (2010-2011)
Jamie Michael - lead guitar, backing vocals (2014–2020)

Shenandoah Albums













All I had was a piece of notebook paper at the time but that wasn't going to stop me from getting autographs from Marty Raybon, Mike McGuire and Stan Munsey at the Helen Keller Festival years ago! So proud to still have this.... missing Jim's but I got that later. 


See? I told you I got Jim's autograph later!

To buy Jim's book, click HERE

Not one single picture of me Jim Seales, who has been my friend for almost 20 years...BUT, here is a picture of me and Mike McGuire from way too long ago:




My Top 5 favorite Shenandoah songs (with videos):

5. "Heaven Bound (I'm Ready)"- Shenandoah covered this Dennis Linde written tune, Originally recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys. It can be found on Shenandoah's 1994 album "In The Vicinity Of The Heart". Check out the video HERE

4. "Sunday In The South"- This one can be found on their 1989 album "The Road Not Taken". I like this song, but, I love the video because it features members of their families AND the late, great Rick Hall. Check out the video HERE

3. "Leavin's Been A Long Time Comin'- This is a fun video that features Eddy Arnold. This is the title track off of their 1992 album! Check out the video HERE

2. "Next To You, Next To Me"- This song can be found on their 1990 album, "Extra Mile". This is probably my favorite video ever from them but there is one song that tops this one! Check out the video  HERE

1. "The Church on Cumberland Road"- Their very first number one is my very favorite song! I just love it! It can be found on their 1989 album, "The Road Not Taken".  Check out the video HERE

My favorite album is...... 1989'S "THE ROAD NOT TAKEN". What a great album!!!


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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Diane Cluck "Focus Beam" on Boppin' With Beth 08-05-22

 


American singer-songwriter Diane Cluck is the "Focus Beam" artist on this week's Boppin' With Beth. We hear tunes from some of her influences, peers and artists she likes including Kate Bush, Lowland Hum, Cocteau Twins, R.E.M., The Charlie Daniels Band, Jeffrey Lewis, John Denver, Adia Victoria and Devon Sproule. We'll spin a couple of tracks from her discography as we hear about her musical journey as well. Beth's Lightning Round returns as well with noted Diane Cluck fan Kira Velella and a tune from her too. Jammin' James Riley has a classic from Ray Campi (with John & Henry) in Rockabilly Rewind. 



Intro music bed: Carl Perkins- "Boppin' The Blues", Brian Setzer- "Boppin' The Blues" and The Cars- "Best Friend's Girl"

Kate Bush- "Between A Man and a Woman"

Cocteau Twins- "In Our Angelhood"

R.E.M.- "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"

The Charlie Daniels Band- "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" (single version)

Diane Cluck- "Float A Cuppa Tea"

*Liner- Diane Cluck

Diane Cluck- "The Power of Allowing and Receiving"

*Liner- Lauren (Lowland Hum)

Lowland Hum- "Strange Love"

*Lightning Round teaser liner- Kira Velella 

Jeffrey Lewis- "Till I Get A Diamond"


*Beth's Lightning Round with Kira Velella

*Liner- Kira Velella

Kira Velella- "Even Then"


*Rockabilly Rewind with Jammin' James Riley*

Ray Campi with John & Henry- "Play It Cool"


John Denver- "Take Me Home, Country Roads"

Adia Victoria- "The Needle's Eye"

Devon Sproule- "Bowling Green"

Outro music bed: Chuck Mangione- "Main Squeeze" 



Check out Diane Cluck's: BANDCAMPFACEBOOKINSTAGRAMPATREONWEBSITE





Check out Kira Velella's: BANDCAMPINSTAGRAMYOUTUBE



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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Russ Taff "Focus Beam" on Boppin' With Beth 07-29-22

 


Legendary CCM artist Russ Taff is the "Focus Beam" artist on this week's Boppin' With Beth!  Hear tunes from some of his early Southern Gospel & Black Gospel influences like The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Clara Ward, The Blackwood Brothers, The Happy Goodman Family, as well as mainstream influences David Clayton Thomas and Gladys Knight & The Pips.  You'll hear about his life as well as his music beginning with Sounds Of Joy, The Imperials and his long solo career.  Russ is the guest on a fun edition of Beth's Lightning Round and there's some great tunes from his catalog including an exclusive premiere of his long unreleased cover of "Abraham, Martin and John" which also features Dion (who did the original) and John Hiatt!  Jammin' James Riley has an Elvis rocker in Rockabilly Rewind and Phil Keaggy (along with guests Russ Taff and Randy Stonehill) ends the show in style!




Intro music bed: Carl Perkins- "Boppin' The Blues", Brian Setzer- "Boppin' The Blues" and The Cars- "Best Friend's Girl"

The Blind Boys of Alabama- "I Got A Home In That Rock"

Clara Ward- "Run On"

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet- "You Must Run The Race (With Patience)"

The Happy Goodman Family- "I Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now"

*Liner- Russ Taff

Russ Taff- "Go On"

*BWB EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE*: Russ Taff- "Abraham, Martin and John" (ft. Dion and John Hiatt)

David Clayton Thomas- "Sing A Song"

Gladys Knight and the Pips- "Midnight Train To Georgia"



*Beth's Lightning Round with Russ Taff

Russ Taff- "I Still Believe"



*Rockabilly Rewind with Jammin' James Riley*

Elvis Presley- "Paralyzed"



*Liner- Phil Keaggy

Phil Keaggy (with Russ Taff and Randy Stonehill)- "Ain't Got No"

Outro music bed: 2Cellos- "Livin' On A Prayer"

Check out Russ Taff's: FACEBOOKINSTAGRAMWEBSITEYOUTUBE



Russ Taff's solo albums:




Russ with The Imperials

Russ with The Imperials

Phil Keaggy and Russ Taff

Dion (wearing a Medals T-shirt) and Joan Jett

Russ and Tori Taff's Wedding (Halloween 1976)

Russ and Tori Taff



Russ and Tori Taff along with daughters, Maddie Rose & Charlotte


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