Catching A Wave
Catching A Wave
James Riley
A great place to discover and relive vintage and modern rockabilly, blues, surf, roots, r&b, oldies, etc. Hear favorites and obscure tracks as well as exclusive interviews
Catching A Wave 06-27-22
The forecast calls for rain (3 songs with "rain" in the title by The Grip Weeds, JD McPherson and The Bangles) and HOT music all hour long on this week's Catching A Wave.  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up Beth's Beach Boys Break and we also celebrate the 10th anniversary of their That's Why God Made The Radio album from 2012 with another track from that release.  We've also got a quarter ready to drop in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (featuring a young Phil Keaggy).  Plus, there's tunes from The Routes, Televisionaries, Micky Dolenz (also with Phil Keaggy on guitar), Los Daytonas, Mary Ann Hopkins, Bruce Johnston (Happy Birthday 80 years young June 27, 2022), Deke Dickerson with The Trashmen, The Phantom Surfers, The Courettes, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th, Fierce Shook and The Swongos!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Televisionaries- "Curmudgeon" Bruce Johnston- "Surfin' Round The World" (alternate version) Deke Dickerson & The Trashmen- "I'm A Trashman" The Phantom Surfers- "Squad Car" The Swongos- "Shayla Shadows"   "Rain" trio: The Bangles- "The Rain Song" The Grip Weeds- "She Brings The Rain" JD McPherson- "It's Raining"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Our Car Club" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Courettes- "Daydream" The Routes- "The Robots" Los Daytonas- "The Contest" Mary Ann Hawkins- "Hawkinsmania"   10th Anniversary Celebration of The Beach Boys- That's Why God Made The Radio The Beach Boys- "Daybreak Over The Ocean"   Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th- "Necrocannibal"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Squires (feat. Phil Keaggy)- "BaTmoBile"   Micky Dolenz- "I'm A Believer" Fierce Shook- "Astro Turf War"   Outro music bed:  Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
Jun 26
57 min
Catching A Wave 06-20-22
June 21st is the official first day of SUMMER (but then again it's summer ALL year long here on Catching A Wave).  Things really heat up this hour as we kick off the show with a special EXCLUSIVE live cover of Dick Dale's "Miserlou" by Lucky 757 (only place you can hear this version).  We also blast off in the Catching A Wave Time Machine for the week of December 22nd, 1962 to hear 3 tunes in the Top 40 Fabulous 40 Survey for KFWB in Los Angeles, CA.  Beth Riley has a Sweet deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break, a new mix of a classic tune from them as well and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week.  We've also got some hot rockin' tunes from Man Or Astro-man?, The Volcanics, Tijuana Panthers, Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited, The Delstroyers, Humanga Donga, The Surfrajettes, The Beths, Underwater Bosses, Urban Zotel & The Thundertones, The SurfAnauts and The Green Reflectors!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys    Lucky 757- "Miserlou" live (Catching A Wave EXCLUSIVE) The Delstroyers- "Go Go Ghoul" Tijuana Panthers- "Helping Hand" Urban Zotel & The Thundertones- "Thunderbeat" The Volcanics- "Volcanic Stomp" The Surfrajettes- "Salty Sister" The Beths- " A Real Thing" The SurfAnauts- "Godfather"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Our Sweet Love" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited- "Something Comes Crawling" The Beach Boys- "Shut Down" (NEW mix) The Green Reflectors- "Bonneville Blast"   Catching A Wave Time Machine Week of December 22nd, 1962 for the Fabulous Forth Survey KFWB Los Angeles, CA #40 The Rumblers- "Boss" #8 Dick Dale- "Peppermint Man" #1 Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans- "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Catalinas- "Beach Walkin'"   Underwater Bosses- "Beach Moles" Humanga Danga- "Rocket Rodeo" Man or Astro-man?- "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"  
Jun 19
57 min
Catching A Wave 06-13-22
It's time to spin the Wheel The Fun, Fun, Fun on this week's Catching A Wave.  We hear randomly selected covers of The Beach Boys by She & Him, Johnny Rivers and The Tremolo Beer Gut!  Beth Riley dishes out some rhythm with a deep track of The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  As always, we'll also drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week.  Plus, we've got great rockin' tracks from Mark Malibu & The Wasagas, The Surfaris, Surfer Joe, Cayucas, The Hang-Ten Hangmen, The Police, The Sparks Boys, Zvezda, The Del Vipers, Robert Gordon & Link Wray, Televisionaries, The Surf Hermits, The ChuGuysters and Secret Agent!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys    Mark Malibu & The Wasagas- "Hip Shake Go Go Baby" Secret Agent- "Desert Mission" Televisionaries- "Annie" Cayucas- "Topo Ride The Wave" The ChuGuysters- "The Fourth Space Speed" The Del Vipers- "Mystic Skull" Zvezda- "The Electronic Man" The Surfaris- "Wipe Out"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "She's Got Rhythm" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Sparks Boys- "Big Sur" The Police- "Next To You" The Hang-Ten Hangmen- "Point Break Bop"   Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun: She & Him- "Darlin'" Johnny Rivers- "Help Me, Rhonda" The Tremolo Beer Gut- "Pet Sounds"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Dean Torrence & Belair Bandits- "Summer Rain"   The Surf Hermits- "Jet City Rumble" Robert Gordon & Link Wray- "Summertime Blues" Surfer Joe- "A Day At The Beach"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
Jun 12
57 min
Catching A Wave 06-06-22
The tunes on this week's Catching A Wave are so good it's almost scary!  We spin tracks from The Creature Preachers, The Go-Go's, Didi Wray, Link Wray, The Monkees, Draculina, Basilantros, Slink Moss Explosion, The Transonics, Los Dedos, The Exotics and Duke Galaxy & The Pipeliners.  We also have a trio of "Holiday" tunes (songs with "holiday" in the title) from Chris Isaak, Lindsey Buckingham and Annette Funicello.  A Two-nami is in the forecast with 2 out of this world tunes from The Kaputniks.  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys and we'll drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week.   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys    Los Dedos- "Collapse" The Transonics- "Yes and No" The Creature Preachers- "Part-Time Frankenstein" Duke Galaxy and the Pipeliners- "Moondog's Revenge" The Go-Go's- "Get Up & Go"   "Holiday" trio: Lindsey Buckingham- "Holiday Road" Annette Funicello- "A Surfer's Holiday" Chris Isaak- "Summer Holiday"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "With Me Tonight" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Monkees- "All The King's Horses"   **Story about New Jersey 11 year old surfer Carter Doorley Read more in People Magazine HERE**   Basilantros- "Grass Never Sleeps" Draculina- "The Stranger" The Exotics- "Surf Burglar"   Two-nami: The Kaputniks- "Star Trek" The Kaputniks- "Star Wars"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Belairs- "Little Brown Jug"   Slink Moss Explosion- "Let's Explode" Didi Wray- "Rumble Girl" Link Wray- "Moped Baby"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
Jun 5
57 min
Catching A Wave 05-30-22
You won't believe all the great tunes we have for you this hour!  We've got killer tunes from The Courettes, Brian Wilson, The Surf Hermits, His Lordship, The Manakooras, Cameronoise, Greg Townson, Todd Bradley, The Surfrajettes, The Northwest, The Fuzziyama Surfers, Southern Culture On The Skids and Sys Malakian (with Ted Pilgrim of Satan's Pilgrims).  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys and we also continue our celebration of the 10th anniversary of their 2012 That's Why God Made The Radio with another tune from that one.  And of course, we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week! Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Michael Purkhiser- "Moonshot '69" Sys Malakian- "Eternal Sacrifice (feat. Ted Pilgrim) His Lordship- "All Cranked Up" The Surf Hermits- "The Revolver" The Fuzziyama Surfers- "Facing The Wave" Erik Alesi- "Mostly Automatic" The Manakooras- "Un Sueno" The Northwest- "Shoreline"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Here Today" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Surfrajettes- "Warm Up" Brian Wilson- "This Could Be The Night" Todd Bradley- "Filthy McNasty" (with Greg Townson) Greg Townson- "Let's Frolic" (with Todd Bradley, Caitlin Moss)   10th Anniversary Celebration of The Beach Boys- That's Why God Made The Radio The Beach Boys- "Shelter"   Southern Culture On The Skids- "Mudbuggy"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Pyramids- "Bikini Drag"   Cameronoise- "Sort Of Like Danielle" The Courettes- "Talking About My Baby"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"  
May 29
57 min
Catching A Wave 05-23-22
It's another jam-packed hour of great tunes and fun segments on this Catching A Wave!  Beth Riley has a deep track of The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  Mike Love from The Beach Boys is in our Green Room segment talking about his late bandmate and cousin, Carl Wilson.  We have a "strange" trio of tunes from The Breakers, X (with Robby Krieger) and The Shadows and we'll drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week.  And if that isn't enough, we've got rockers from Tijuana Panthers, The Violet Mindfield, The Whys, Aqualads, The Green Reflectors, Pixies, King Beez, Los Straitjackets, Ramones, The Inquisitors, L'Exotighost and The B-52's!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Green Reflectors- "Dr. Goldfoot" The Whys- "Clump Of Beach" L'Exotighost- "Kamongo" The Inquisitors- "Break Fast" Ramones- "I Wanna Be Sedated"   "Strange" trio: *The Breakers- "Strange Shores" X (with Robby Krieger)- "Strange Life" The Shadows- "The Stranger"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "In The Parking Lot" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Pixies- "Cecilia Ann" The B-52's- "Rock Lobster" (original 1978 version) *Los Straitjackets- "Friday On My Mind The Violet Mindfield- "No Reason Why"   Green Room segment: Mike Love on Carl Wilson The Beach Boys- "God Only Knows" (live in Detroit, MI November 17, 1967)   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Pat Boone- "Beach Girl" King Beez- "Cops & Robbers" Tijuana Panthers- "False Equivalent" Aqualads- "Cat On A Hot Foam Board"   Outro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Carl's Big Chance"
May 22
57 min
Catching A Wave 05-16-22
Lots of great tunes and good vibes on this Catching A Wave!  We've got a trio of tunes with the word "without" in the title from Cayucas, The Hondells and McKinley James.  The Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun returns with covers of The Beach Boys by Papa Doo Run Run, The Challengers and The Weeklings.  Beth Riley also has a deep track from The Beach Boys that will make you flip a coin...and we drop that coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week!  Speaking of The Beach Boys earlier, we hear a newly remastered mix of "Good Vibrations" plus rockin' tunes from The Delstroyers, Secret Agent, Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks, Garner Firebird, Shorty's Swingin' Coconuts, Webb Wilder, Toro Jones, Stories From Shamehill as well as Evan Foster and Wave Electric from the new Surf You Next Tuesday 2 The Revenge compilation! Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Delstroyers- "Zomb Zomb" Stories From Shamehill- "Flatten The Curb" Secret Agent- "Honeytrap" Webb Wilder- "Rocket To Nowhere" Toro Jones- "Low Tide"   Trio of "Without" tunes: Cayucas- "Lonely Without You" The Hondells- "The Rebel (Without A Cause)" McKinley James- "I Can't Live Without You"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Heads You Win, Tails I Lose" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks- "The Man" Wave Electric- "Moon Surfing" Evan Foster- "Surfer's Anthem"   Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun: Papa Doo Run Run- "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (with Mike Love and Jeffrey Foskett) The Challengers- "Surfin' Safari" The Weeklings- "Help Me Rhonda"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Ventures- "Pedal Pusher"   Garner Firebird- "Zero To Sixty" The Beach Boys- "Good Vibrations" (2022 stereo mix & master) Shorty's Swingin' Coconuts- "Raunchy Twist"   Outro music bed: The Ventures- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
May 15
57 min
Catching A Wave 05-09-22
There's so much great new and vintage tunes rolling in here every week on Catching A Wave!  We've got some rockin' tracks from Todd Bradley, JD McPherson, The Surfrajettes, Televisionaries, Cop Shop, The Rondells, The Smithereens, Los Dedos, Jan & Dean, The Wave Chargers, The King Beez and a trio of songs to help you get "down" by Los Straitjackets (with Reverend Horton Heat), Mr. Mister and Bruce Johnston!  Beth Riley has a great deep track by The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  We hear from Kurt Reil of The Grip Weeds in our Green Room segment and as always we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox for our selection of the week!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Todd Bradley- "Round Midnight" King Beez- "Hound Dog" Televisionaries- "Mad About You" Cop Shop- "Sub-Rock" The Wave Chargers- "Bombora"   Time to get "Down": Bruce Johnston- "Down Under" Mr. Mister- "Don't Slow Down" Los Straitjackets (with Reverend Horton Heat)- "Down The Line"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Salt Lake City" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Rondells- "El Chicken" Jan & Dean- "Girl, You're Blowing My Mind" The Surfrajettes- "Roller Fink" Los Dedos- "March Of The Crabs"   Green Room segment: Kurt Reil on Brian Wilson tribute and love of The Beach Boys The Grip Weeds- "You're So Good To Me"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The T-Bones- "Rail-Vette"   JD McPherson- "Let's Rock" The Smithereens- "Back To Balboa"   Outro Music Bed: Jan & Dean- "Girl, You're Blowing My Mind" (instrumental backing track)
May 8
57 min
Catching A Wave 05-02-22
We have a hot new Catching A Wave this hour with rockers from His Lordship, Jack White, Mario Monterosso, Dick Dale, Greg Townson, Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited, Los Straitjackets, The Zipheads, The Babalooneys, The Violet Mindfield, Halibears, Pitted, Underwater Bosses, The Surfbeat Club and more.  Beth Riley has another awesome deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  We board the Catching A Wave Time Machine for the week ending March 21st, 1964 and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week! Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Dick Dale- "Peter Gunn" Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited- "Land Of Swingin' Atoms" The Surfbeat Club- "Triple Type" Jack White- "Fear Of The Dawn" Underwater Bosses- "Sea Wolf" Pitted- "The Best Barrels Ever" Greg Townson- "Step Aside" The Babalooneys- "Moment Of Truth"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "That Same Song" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Halibears- "Twisting Sister" Mario Monterosso- "40 Miles Of Bad Road" His Lordship- "Run Chicken Run"   Catching A Wave Time Machine week ending March 21st, 1964: #29 Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon- "Abigail Beecher" #5 The Beach Boys- "Fun, Fun, Fun" #1 The Beatles- "She Loves You"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Billy Ward & His Dominoes- "Jennie Lee"   The Violet Mindfield- "By The Sunrise" The Zipheads- "Accendino" Los Straitjackets- "Squid"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
May 1
57 min
Catching A Wave 04-25-22
Get ready for another fun hour of Catching A Wave!  We continue our celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Beach Boys album That's Why God Made The Radio with another stellar track from that release.  Speaking of The Beach Boys, Beth Riley has a deep track from them singing about their favorite late night talk show host.  We have a trio of tv show themes from Danny Gatton, Los Straitjackets and The Ventures and of course we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week!  Plus, we've got tunes from The Courettes, Jan & Dean, Duane Eddy, The Jackets, Shorty's Swingin' Coconuts, Secret Agent, Slink Moss Explosion, Danny B. Harvey, Frogman (with Hershel Yatovitz), Slacktone, The Krontjong Devils, The Rip Chords and The Eye Five. Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Shorty's Swingin' Coconuts- "Il Cavaliere" The Eye Five- "Hang Five" The Jackets- "What About You" The Krontjong Devils- "Gangsters" Slacktone- "Skateboard Commando"   Trio of TV themes: Danny Gatton- "The Simpsons" Los Straitjackets- "Batman Theme" The Ventures- "Hawaii Five-O"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Johnny Carson" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Duane Eddy- "Banana Peels" Secret Agent- "Rockaway Beach" Slink Moss Explosion- "Pass It Around" Frogman (with Hershel Yatovitz)- "Golden Town"   10th Anniversary Celebration of The Beach Boys- That's Why God Made The Radio The Beach Boys- "The Private Life Of Bill And Sue"   Jan & Dean- "Palisades Park"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Michael Blessing (Nesmith)- "A Journey With Michael Blessing"   The Courettes- "Trash Can Honey" Danny B. Harvey- "Snake Charmer Blues" The Rip Chords- "'40 Ford Time"   Outro music bed:  Eddie Angel- "Mustang"
Apr 24
57 min
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