Catching A Wave 02-19-24
Rockabilly & Blues Radio Hour
by James Riley
5d ago
Get ready for a Two-nami in the forecast on this Catching A Wave. We hear 2 songs with Link Wray on guitar (Bert & Ray and The Fender Benders). There's a track from an album by the Ramones that is celebrating it's 40th anniversary on our Good Time segment. Beth Riley has a fun track by The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (The Neanderthals). Plus, we've got rockers from Messer Chups, Martin Cilia, Ride, Ricky Byrd, The Hooters, Paul Collins, Kincaid & The Memetics, The Dwellers, Erick ..read more
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Catching A Wave 02-12-24
Rockabilly & Blues Radio Hour
by James Riley
1w ago
Whole lotta shakin' goin' on with this episode of Catching A Wave (including this new single from The Courettes)! We hear a track from an album by The Rip Chords celebrating it's 60th anniversary in our Good Time segment. Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break. JD McPherson and Man Or Astro-Man? go Head 2 Head with their cover of a track by the Pixies. There's a couple of covers by Kris Bone and Abyssal Lurkers for you lovebirds for Valentines Day. We also pay tribute to the late, great Larry Collins who unfortunately passed away on January 5t ..read more
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Catching A Wave 02-05-24
Rockabilly & Blues Radio Hour
by James Riley
2w ago
So much great new and vintage music keeps coming in to Catching A Wave and we do our best to play as much as we can! We've got a tune from an album by Dick Dale celebrating it's 60th anniversary in our Good Time segment. Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break. Speaking of them...the Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun returns with 3 randomly chosen covers OF The Beach Boys (Nate Ruvin, Anakin and Calvin Cool & The Surf Knobs) and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox for our selection of the week. Plus, we've rockers from The Balboas, Eliott Janz ..read more
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Catching A Wave 01-29-24
Rockabilly & Blues Radio Hour
by James Riley
3w ago
We board the Catching A Wave Time Machine again this hour and set our destination for the week of December 4th, 1963 for radio station KIMN (Denver, CO) to hear a couple of songs on their chart that week including the song at the top. We've got a track from a Brian Wilson album that's celebrating it's 20th anniversary in our Good Time segment. Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys break and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (Sir Cliff Richard & The Shadows). Plus, the hour is packed with new and class ..read more
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Catching A Wave 01-15-24
Rockabilly & Blues Radio Hour
by James Riley
1M ago
This a jam packed hour of awesome tunes on Catching A Wave! Our "You're The Inspiration" segment returns with The Beatles and covers by The Weeklings and Cheap Trick (The Weeklings and Cheap Trick will both be at Beatles On The Beach Festival coming up very soon). We hear a track from an album by The Surfaris celebrating it's 60th anniversary in our Good Time segment. Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break. We pay tribute to the late, great Jeffrey Foskett (who unfortunatley passed away on December 11th, 2023 at 67 years old). We'll drop a coi ..read more
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Catching A Wave 01-08-24
Rockabilly & Blues Radio Hour
by James Riley
1M ago
Our Catching A Wave Good Time segment features a track from The Trashmen from their Surfin' Bird album that is celebrating it's 60th anniversary this year! We board the Time Machine for the week of January 19th, 1962 to hear 3 songs on the KFWB Los Angeles chart (including the song at the top). Beth Riley has a deep track by The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (The Ventures covering The Go-Go's)! Plus, we've got tunes from The 5.6.7.8's, The Masonics, Underwater Bosses, Hipbone Slim ..read more
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Catching A Wave 01-01-24
Rockabilly & Blues Radio Hour
by James Riley
1M ago
On this Catching A Wave, we introduce a new segment we'll hear at least monthly this year called Head 2 Head! This first one has "California Sun" by Dick Dale and Ramones. Let us know which one you like the best (we know...it's tough to choose since they're both great!). We also spin a tune by Jan & Dean from an album celebrating it's 60th anniversary in our Good Time Segment. Beth Riley has a deep track by The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (it's a piano man covering another piano man ..read more
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Christmas Show (Bonus 2nd HOUR) Catching A Wave 12-25-23
Rockabilly & Blues Radio Hour
by James Riley
2M ago
This is our bonus 2nd hour this year! We hope to make this a new tradition as we just love Christmas music and wanted to offer more! Beth Riley co-hosts and has another fun tune from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up Beth's Beach Boys Break. We hear a Nick Lowe tune from his holiday album celebrating it's 10th anniversary in our Good Time segment and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear a Los Straitjackets selection this hour! We've spin rockers from Reverend Horton Heat, The Ventures, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Bongos, Monsters From The Surf, The Weeklings, The Untamed ..read more
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Christmas Show! Catching A Wave 12-25-23
Rockabilly & Blues Radio Hour
by James Riley
2M ago
t's our annual ALL Christmas show on Catching A Wave! Beth Riley (from Boppin' With Beth and her Catching A Wave segment here called Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break...hear one of their Christmas tunes this hour) co-hosts with me once again. We hear a Leon Redbone tune in our Good Time segment from the Elf soundtrack celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week! Plus, there's songs from JD McPherson, Joel Paterson, The Monkees, The Grip Weeds, The Tourmaliners, Phil Keaggy, Jim & The Sea Dragons, The Smither ..read more
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Catching A Wave 12-18-23
Rockabilly & Blues Radio Hour
by James Riley
2M ago
We've got a mix of new tunes and Christmas tracks this hour on Catching A Wave! There's festive tunes from Joel Paterson, Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys, Al Jardine, Martin Cilia, Agent Octopus, The Delta Ring and Gary Huey as well as a Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week (The Ventures)! Beth Riley has a Good-Time deep track by The Beach Boys. The Marketts have a track celebrating it's 60th anniversary in our Good Time segment too! Plus, there's rockers from The Breakers, Micky Dolenz, The Carnivals, Savarit, The Surfers, The Rhino Chasers, The Patina Turners and Interstell ..read more
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