Sunday, February 28, 2021

Catching A Wave 03-01-21

 


We get the return of our Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun game where we play some randomly selected covers of The Beach Boys from our in-studio Spinning Wheel.  And speaking of The Beach Boys, Beth Riley has another classic from them in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear a great rocker this week.  We also have tunes from Girl Over Planet, Hawthorne, Twist, Randell Kirsch with Papa Doo Run Run, Jason Lee & The R.I.P.Tides, Didi Wray & Los Tango Boys, Underwater Bosses, The Ventures, Elvis Presley (from Blue Hawaii which is celebrating it's 60th anniversary this year) and more! 

Hear episode here:


Intro music bed "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys

Girl Over Planet- "Mad Monster Mania"
Jason Lee & The R.I.P.Tides- "Goon Beach"
Elvis Presley- "Beach Boy Blues"
Didi Wray & Los Tango Boys- "Nocturna"
The Hondells- "Night Rider"
Dave Alvin- "Mr. Moto"
Underwater Bosses- "Red Tide"
Randell Kirsch & Papa Doo Run Run- "I'll Meet You On The Sand"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break-
The Beach Boys- "The Trader"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

Murry Wilson- "Italia" (written by Al Jardine, produced by Brian Wilson)
Twist- "Venus"

Wheel of Fun, Fun, Fun
Timothy B. Schmit & The Beach Boys- "Caroline, No"
Joan Jett- "Fun, Fun, Fun"
The Smithereens- "Girl Don't Tell Me"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Davie Allan & The Arrows- "Apache '65"

Hawthorne- "Pasadena"
Ronny & The Daytonas- "California Bound"
The Ventures- "Pipeline"

Outro Music Bed:  Los Straitjackets- "Teen Beast"

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Catching A Wave 02-22-21

 


Grab your board and crank it up!  We've got recent and classic rockers from Los Straitjackets, Duane Eddy, Mark Malibu & The Wasagas, The Kaputniks, The Tourmaliners, The Evanstones, The Young Barons, The Surfrajettes, Little Richard, Brian Wilson (with Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin and another track with Brian Setzer), The Silicon, Link Bat & The Bat Rays and Brian Walker.  Beth Riley has a great tune from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break segment, we take a ride in our Catching A Wave Time Machine and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week!

Hear episode here:


Intro music bed "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys

The Young Barons- "Moment Of Truth"
The Surfrajettes- "Hale'iwa Hustle"
Brian Walker- "Last Wave"
Brian Wilson- "Sail Away" (with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin)
Brian Setzer with Brian Wilson- "Little Deuce Coupe"
Los Straitjackets- "Rainy Night In Georgia"
The Silicon- "Summer 2020"
Little Richard- "Scuba Party"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break-
The Beach Boys- "I Was Made To Love Her"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

Duane Eddy- "Peter Gunn"
The Kaputniks- "Meanwhile, Our Hero Plots His Escape"
The Tourmaliners- "Beautiful Day"

Catching A Wave Time Machine
Week ending October 26, 1963:
#98 (debut) Dick Dale & The Del-Tones- "The Scavenger"
#6 Dion- "Donna The Prima Donna"
#1 Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs- "Sugar Shack"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Jan Berry- "My Midsummer Night's Dream"

The Evanstones- "The Heat"
Mark Malibu & The Wasagas- "Gnarly Ride"
Link Bat & The Bat Rays- "Diamond Jack"

Outro Music Bed: Dick Dale- "Taco Wagon"






Sunday, February 14, 2021

Catching A Wave 02-15-21

 
Hear the latest from The Supraphonics, Southern Culture On The Skids, Jimmy Buffett, Al Dual, The Explorers Club, The Reverbivores, North Melbourne Surf Club and classics from Link Wray, Bruce Johnston, The Surfaris, Jan & Dean, Bloodshot Bill, Satan's Pilgrims, Al Jardine and Surf City Allstars! Plus, Beth Riley plays a great track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break, we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week and we start a new segment called "Two-Nami" where we play a couple of tracks back to back from an artist.  This week, it's 2 rockin' tracks from The Bangles.

Hear episode here:


Intro music bed "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys

The Supraphonics- "Driving Guitars"
North Melbourne Surf Club- "Salt Shaker"
Link Wray- "Mustang"
Bruce Johnston- "The Hamptons"
The Reverbivores- "Slipstream"
Southern Culture On The Skids- "Is Anybody Going To San Antone"
The Surfaris- "Hot Rod Graveyard"
The Explorers Club- "Run, Run, Run" (Under Construction Mix)

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break-
The Beach Boys- "Little Bird"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

Jan & Dean- "Tallahassee Lassie"
Satan's Pilgrims- "The Fireball"
Al Dual- "Cadillac Funk"
Bloodshot Bill- "Shark Tank"

Two-Nami:
The Bangles- "Bitchen Summer/ Speedway"
The Bangles- "Anna Lee (Sweetheart Of The Sun)"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
The Astronauts- "Surf Party"

Jimmy Buffett- "Down At The Lah de Dah"
Al Jardine- "Waves Of Love" (feat. Carl Wilson & Matt Jardine)
Surf City Allstars- "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" (feat. Dean Torrence)

Outro Music Bed: The Surfin' Gorillas- "Rumble"


Order your set HERE









Sunday, February 7, 2021

Catching A Wave 02-08-21

 

We spin the Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun again this hour to hear 3 randomly picked covers of The Beach Boys.  This time around, it's Roy Orbison, Ronnie Spector and the Ramones doing the covers.  Speaking of The Beach Boys, Beth Riley has another great tune from them in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break segment.  We also drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox for our selection this week.  Plus, we'll spin rockin' tunes from The Neptunas, Jennie Vee, The Sabres, The Men In Gray Suits, The Hi-Risers, Mike Love, Tav Falco, Danny B. Harvey, The Jagaloons, Secret Agent, The Wavers, The Mystery Men, The Hondells and The Rip Chords!!

Hear episode here:


Intro music bed "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys

The Sabres- "Ride The Savage"
The Jagaloons- "The Creature From The Jagaloon Lagoon"
Jennie Vee- "Out For Blood"
Danny B. Harvey- "Nitro"
Tav Falco- "Sleep Walk"
The Mystery Men- "Spiral Arms"
The Wavers- "Delirium"
Secret Agent- "The Spy Who Never Was"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break-
The Beach Boys- "California Saga (California)"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

The Hondells- "You're Gonna Ride With Me"
The Hi-Risers- "Smooth Operator"
The Men In Gray Suits- "60 Cycle Hum"

Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun:
Roy Orbison- "Help Me Rhonda"
Ronnie Spector- "Don't Worry, Baby"
Ramones- "Surfin' Safari"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Jan & Dean- "A Sunday Kind Of Love"
Mike Love- "Rockaway Beach"
The Neptunas- "Nancy Drew's Wetsuit"
The Rip Chords- "Gas Money"

Outro Music Bed: Eddie Angel- "Mustang"



Sunday, January 31, 2021

Catching A Wave 02-01-21

 


It's the NEW and improved Catching A Wave and we have an exciting hour of music and features planned for you!  Beth Riley starts a segment called "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" with a tune from The Beach Boys of course.  We'll jump in our time machine for the week ending December 29th, 1962 to hear some tunes on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time.  Our Jammin' James Jukebox is a great tune from The Ventures!  We'll debut a NEW tune from Christian Love and spin rockin' tunes from The Memphians, Los Straitjackets, Lucky 757, The Explorers Club, The Cherry Drops, The Hula Girls, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, The Challengers and more!!

Hear episode here:



Intro music bed "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys

Los Straitjackets- "Space Junket"
The Hula Girls- "Jungle Girl"
Christian Love- "Unconditionally"
The Memphians- "Alone Ranger"
The Sunrays- "I Live For The Sun"
Lucky 757- "Monsta"
The Explorers Club- "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite"
The Cherry Drops- "Brand New Day"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break-
The Beach Boys- "You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

Dick Dale- King Of The Surf Guitar
The Monkees- "You Bring The Summer"
Jan & Dean- "Down At Malibu Beach"

Catching A Wave Time Machine
week ending December 29th, 1962/ Billboard Top 100:
#84 (debut) The Rebels- "Wild Weekend"
#33 (down from #22) Duane Eddy & The Rebels with The Rebelettes- 
(Dance With The) Guitar Man
#1 (2nd week at the top) The Tornados- "Telstar"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week
The Ventures- "The McCoy"

The Challengers- "Mr. Moto"
The Revelaires- "Peter Gunn"

Outro Link Wray- "Rawhide" (from Bullshot)







Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Ventures: Stars On Guitars documentary

 


The Ventures are not only Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers but they have also directly influenced guitarists for the past 6 decades of all genres!  I was thrilled to view The Ventures: Stars On Guitars ahead of it's December 10th release from Vision Films.  While I've long been a fan, I learned so much about the group's origins (including Don Wilson's mom Josie Wilson's role in their early success by being a producer, running the fan club, etc., starting the band's own Blue Horizon label, etc.) and how crazy popular they are all over the world particularly in Japan!  It was great seeing people like John Fogerty, Deke Dickerson, Billy Bob Thornton, The Surfrajettes, Tim Polecat, Jeff "Skunk" Baker, Jimmy Page, Liz Brasher, Jeff Cook (Alabama) and so many more talk about The Ventures and gush over their influence on their music and playing style.  I loved hearing early names of the group (The Versatones and The Impacts), jobs Don Wilson and Bob Bogle had early on (bricklayers) and everyone's key role in the band's success.

There was a time in the 60's that The Ventures were outselling The Beatles 2 to 1.  They've released over 250 albums (who has come anywhere close to that?!) and recorded over 3,000 songs!  When most successful groups from that time period broke up years/decades ago, the band in it's latest incarnation is still going strong.  In fact, this documentary was supposed to debut at Viva Las Vegas this year but the festival had to cancel due to the Covid 19 outbreak.  This outbreak also marked the first summer the band did NOT tour Japan since the early 60's!


I was particularly excited to hear their first single with Don singing ("Cookies and Coke").  I'll post a link below too.  Over the years, they just kept finding new sounds on the guitar.  Whether it was Nokie Edwards' unique style or Don's sometimes punk-like playing, they really blazed a trail especially with a twin guitar attack like that.  They influenced surf, punk, heavy metal, psychedellic and more!  It was also cool to hear about Glen Campbell, Carol Kaye, Hal Blaine and others playing on some sessions.

As opposed to the title of their massive hit, "Walk Don't Run"...you should RUN and don't walk to watch this documentary for yourself.  If you are a fan, you'll become a bigger one.  If you aren't one yet, you will be!  It's available on DVD and VOD outlets on December 8th!

Big thanks to Staci Wilson (Don's daughter) who produced and directed this documentary for giving us access to it early.  



Stars On Guitar trailer



The Ventures- "Cookies and Coke"


The Ventures- "Walk Don't Run"



The Ventures- Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction



Monday, August 29, 2016

Dick Dale on Northeast tour Summer 2016!

Lana Dale and Dick Dale from The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE August 9th, 2016
Lana and Dick Dale (as well as other dedicated fans) will periodically send in photos from Dick's late Summer tour in 2016 so periodically check back for new updates!  See all tour dates here:
http://www.dickdale.com/dates.html

The great Dick Dale driving on the Northeast tour (photo by Lana Dale):

Lana & Dick's faithful dog, Whitey Dale, enjoying the NE Summer tour (photo by Lana Dale):

August 9th- The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE (photos by Kevin Kamphaus):



"Taco Wagon"

August 11th- The Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN

"Let's Go Trippin'"

"Pipeline", "Summertime Blues", "California Sun"


August 14th- Durty Nellies in Palatine, IL (photos by Lana Dale):



Whitey Dale tuckered out from the traveling (photo by Lana Dale):


August 18th- The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI



August 19th- The Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, OH



August 20th- The Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA (photos by Bill Cavanaugh)
Atomic Mosquitos- openers






August 22nd- The Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA (photo by Lana Dale)

"Opening medley"

"Miserlou"


August 27th- The Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY






August 28th- The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY (photo by Lana Dale)