Richard Hawley's Rockabilly Radio. mp3 of first show
- Hmmm, dunno about this. Yes, the music is fine and I guess that's reason
enough. It's just that Hawley's style is dull
Richard Hawley's Rockabilly Radio
Richard joins BBC Radio 2 for a brand new series celebrating the sound of a
genre close to his heart, rockabilly.
Over eight weeks Richard delves into his own vast collection of vinyl
records to celebrate rockabilly's inspirations including R&B, country,
blues, hillbilly, honky tonk and rock & roll.
Richard also recounts some great stories from his own experiences, from
shopping with his dad in Sheffield record stores as a kid, to getting to
know legends of the genre such as Duane Eddy.
In the first episode of the series Richard kicks off with a Johnny Burnette
Trio classic, plus tunes from Howlin' Wolf, Webb Pierce, Dale Hawkins and
We also hear an early record from Elvis Presley, plus two artists with
musical connections to the "King of rock and roll" - Carl Perkins and Big
Broadcast on BBC Radio 2, 9:30PM Thu, 3 May 2012
Duration 30 minutes. Twas the Beeb not me who lopped a minute off the end