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"
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)
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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