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 02-19-24
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 Voeks & The Ghosters, Punk Fiction, Amphibian Man, Cameronoise and Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Messer Chups- "Dark Side Of Paradise" Martin Cilia- "Rising Surf" Paul Collins- "Will You Come Through" The Hooters- "Guava Jive" Kincaid & The Memetics- "Tetrachromatic"   Good Time segment: Ramones 40th anniversary of Too Tough To Die Ramones- "No Good"   Erik Voeks & The Ghosters- "It Means Nothing Now" The Dwellers- "Hang Tetris" (Korobeiniki Surf)   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Drive-In" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Ricky Byrd- "Rhapsody In Blues (One For Jeff)" Ride- "Peace Sign" Punk Fiction- "The Last Race" Amphibian Man- "Rising"   Two-Nami (two songs featuring Link Wray on guitar): Bert & Ray- "Night Life" (written by Link Wray/ "Bert"- Link Wray, "Ray"- Ray Scearce) The Fender Benders- "XKE" (written by Link Wray & Jack Van Horn)   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Neanderthals- "Betty Lou's Got A New Tattoo"   Cameronoise- "Hillbilly Heroin" Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys- "Yakety Axe"   Outro music bed: Link Wray- "The Wild One"
Feb 18
57 min
Catching A Wave 02-12-24
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 5th at 79 years old. We also drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (Duane Eddy covering Bob Dylan)! Plus, we have tunes from Black Flamingos, The Rumtones, pär, The Weeklings, The Breakers, Johnny's Uncalled Four, The Isotopes, The Masonics, Pozor Vlak and Kickstands!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Rumtones- "Jetty Banger" Johnny's Uncalled Four- "Bulldog" The Courettes- "Shake" Black Flamingos- "Septima Patrulla" The Isotopes- "Volcano Bungee Jump"   Good Time segment: The Rip Chords 60th anniversary of Three Window Coupe (1964 Columbia Records) The Rip Chords- "Hot Rod USA"   Valentines corner: Abyssal Lurkers- "Cupid" Kris Bone- "Loving You"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Breakers- "Internal Sun"   RIP Larry Collins (October 4, 1944-January 5, 2024) Larry Collins- "The Rebel-Johnny Yuma"   The Masonics- "Big Bad Goblin" Pozor Vlak- "Surf Me An Angel"   Head 2 Head: JD McPherson- "Manta Ray" Man Or Astro-Man?- "Manta Ray"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Duane Eddy- "Don't Think Twice"   Kickstands- "Hill Climb" pär- "The Space Walk" The Weeklings- "Like We Used To Do"   Outro music bed: Link Wray- "The Wild One"
Feb 11
57 min
Catching A Wave 02-05-24
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, The Caezars, Ryan Adams, The Delta Ring, The Hellflowers, The Pickin' Boppers, Magnatech, Jittery Jack with Amy Griffin, The Lifesavers, Secret Agent and MrJuan! Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Balboas- "Son Of Dale" The Hellflowers- "Vámonos" The Delta Ring- "Return Of The Astro-Jerks" MrJuan- "These Boots" Ryan Adams- "Heatwave"   Good Time Segment: Dick Dale 60th anniversary of Mr. Eliminator Dick Dale- "Mr. Eliminator"   Magnatech- "Sulva Bay" Jittery Jack with Amy Griffin on guitar- "The Stomp"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "You're Still A Mystery" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Secret Agent- "Love In A Post War" The Pickin' Boppers- "Wild Shot" The Caezars- "Heartache Overload"   Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun: Nate Ruvin (with Allesandro)- "Getcha Back" Anakin- "Wouldn't It Be Nice" Calvin Cool & The Surf Knobs- "Surfin' USA"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Ronnie and The Savoys- "Slappin' Rods & Leaky Oil"   The Lifesavers- "Dog Days Of An Indian Summer" Eliott Janz- "Flight (Dick Dale King Of The Surf Guitar Remix)"   Outro music bed: Link Wray- "The Wild One"
Feb 4
57 min
Catching A Wave 01-29-24
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 classics from The Weeklings (on Jem Records), Kris Bone, The Seismics, Froghat, Los Surfer Compadres, The Surfers, Mr. Cesar, The Super Stocks, Rangers, Room Service and The Desolate Coast!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Seismics- "Lost Summer" The Surfers- "Hot Rod" The Weeklings- "None Of Your Business" Room Service- "Blitz" The Desolate Coast- "Wrinkles In The Sea Of Serenity"   Good Time Segment: Brian Wilson 20th anniversary of Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE Brian Wilson- "In Blue Hawaii"   Los Surfer Compadres- "Stomp Dream" Mr. Cesar- "Lucha Cool"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "County Fair" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Bahareebas- "Pressure" Kris Bone- "Jack The Ripper" Rangers- "Oh My Love"   Catching A Wave Time Machine Week of December 4th, 1963 for KIMN (Denver, CO) #10 The Beach Boys- "Be True To Your School" #9 Dion- "Drip Drop" #1 The Kingsmen- "Louie, Louie"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Cliff Richard & The Shadows- "Blue Turns To Grey"   The Super Stocks- "Ramcharger" Froghat- "The Long & Winding Toad"   Outro music bed: Link Wray- "The Wild One"
Jan 28
57 min
Catching A Wave 01-22-24
On this Catching A Wave, we get another fun Head 2 Head battle with live cover versions of a Little Richard rocker by both Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Astronauts. Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break! There's a cool tune from The Ventures from an album celebrating it's 60th anniversary in our Good Time segment and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (EARLY Paul Simon). There's rockers from Man Or Astro-man?, The Immediate Family, Hipbone Slim & The Kneejerks, Los Straitjackets, That Green, Porno For Pyros, Arno De Cea & The Clockwork Wizards, Pozar Vlak, Waikik Makaki, Los Vaccine, Cosmic Surf and Los Reverb!     Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Los Twangheads- "Mysterious Signals" That Green- "Surf Musette" Porno For Pyros- "Agua" Los Vaccine- "Caribbean Amphibian" Cosmic Surf- "Catatonic"   Good Time segment: The Ventures 60th anniversary of The Ventures In Space The Ventures- "The Bat"   Man Or Astro-Man?- "Special Agent Conrad Uno" Hipbone Slim & The Kneejerks- "Where You Gone?"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Crack At Your Love" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Los Reverb- "Marolita" The Immediate Family- "Whole Lotta Rock and Roll" Waikiki Makaki- "Full Contact Surf" Pozor Vlak- "Dawn Surf"   Head 2 Head: Creedence Clearwater Revival- "Good Golly Miss Molly" (live at Royal Albert Hall, UK) The Astronauts- "Good Golly Miss Molly" (live in Boulder, CO)   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Tico and The Triumphs- "Motorcycle"   Los Straitjackets- "Sasquatch" Arno De Cea & The Clockwork Wizards- "Zeus"   Outro music bed: Link Wray- "The Wild One"    
Jan 21
57 min
Catching A Wave 01-15-24
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 coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (Gary Usher)! Plus, there's rockers from Laramie Dean, The Breakers, Los Surfer Compadres, The Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Savarit, Interstellar Riders, Kaw Tikis, Los Atascados (feat. Sys Malakian), The Surfin' Birds and The Surfle Jerks!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Surfle Jerks- "Little Z's Surfy Slumber Party (Zelda's Theme) Los Atascados (feat. Sys Malakian)- "Il Mamatore Innamorato" The Surfin' Birds- "Caterpillar Walk"   RIP Jeffrey Foskett February 17, 1956-December 11, 2023 Jeffrey Foskett- "Thru My Window"   Kaw Tikis- "Catwoman In Bat Cave"   Good Time segment: The Surfaris 60th Anniversary of Fun City, USA (1964) The Surfaris- "Burnin' Rubber"   Savarit- "K39" The Hillbilly Moon Explosion- "Knocked Down"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Sweet Sunday Kinda Love" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Interstellar Riders- "Tom Tom City" Laramie Dean- "Escape From Space Mountain" The Breakers- "Seamhead"   You're The Inspiration segment: The Beatles- "Tomorrow Never Knows" Cheap Trick- "Day Tripper" (live) The Weeklings- "The Word"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Gary Usher- "That's Just The Way I Feel"   Los Surfer Compadres- "Blues Theme & Born Losers"   Outro music bed: Link Wray- "The Wild One"
Jan 14
57 min
Catching A Wave 01-08-24
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 & The Kneejerks, The Del Roswells, Jake Andrews, Magnatech, The Don Powell Band (with Jim Lea), Los Grainders, Culebra & Thee Evolution Surf School, The Zipheads and The Super Stocks!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The 5.6.7.8's- "Help" The Masonics- "New Rose" The Del Roswells- "Human See Human Do" Culebra & The Evolution Surf School- "Tajamar" Jake Andrews- "Pipeline" (single version)   Good Time segment: The Trashmen 60th Anniversary of Surfin' Bird (1964) The Trashmen- "Tube City"   Magnatech- "Do The Swine" The Don Powell Band- "My Sharona" (with Jim Lea)   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Let The Wind Blow" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Zipheads- "Everybody Knows" Hipbone Slim & The Kneejerks- "Beyond The Back Of Beyond" Los Grainders- "Sharp Stone"   Catching A Wave Time Machine: Week of January 19th, 1962 KFWB #30 The Belairs- "Mr. Moto" #2 The Marketts- "Surfer's Stomp" #1 Chubby Checker- "The Twist"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Ventures- "Surfin' & Spyin'"   The Super Stocks- "T Roadster" Underwater Bosses- "Blue Moon Child Of Surf"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"    
Jan 7
57 min
Catching A Wave 01-01-24
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). Plus, we've got songs by Slowey & The Boats, Chrome Castle, The Beatles, The Nut Jumpers, The Routes, The Breakers, Guitarmy Of One, Man Or Astro-man?, The Joyful Hope, Amphibian Man, Monster Wave, Playa Amarilla and Los Reverb!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Breakers- "Escaping Through The Window" Slowey and The Boats- "Si Tu Vois Ma Mere" The Nut Jumpers- "Blue Voodoo" The Routes- "Train Of Thought" Guitarmy Of One- "The Sea And The Seventh Veil Of Surveilence"   Good Time Segment: Jan & Dean 60th Anniversary of The Little Old Lady From Pasadena (1964) Jan & Dean- "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena"   Man Or Astro-Man?- "Put Your Finger In The Socket" The Joyful Hope- "Crimson Weed"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Bells Of Paris" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Beatles- "You Can't Do That" (2023 mix) Amphibian Man- "Reaction" Monster Wave- "Pazuzu Luau" Chrome Castle- "Lucky Bee"   Head 2 Head: Ramones- "California Sun" Dick Dale- "California Sun"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Hassles (feat. a young Billy Joel)- "Great Balls Of Fire"   Playa Amarilla- "Seagull" Los Reverb- "Fat Fenders"   Outro Music Bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"  
Dec 31, 2023
57 min
Christmas Show (Bonus 2nd HOUR) Catching A Wave 12-25-23
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 Youth, The Malibooz, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Southern Culture On The Skids, Satan's Pilgrims, The Isotopes, Underwater Bosses, The Slimetones and The Volcanics!   Intro music bed: "Deck The Halls"- Los Straitjackets   Monsters From The Surf- "A Surfer's Christmas List" The Bongos- "Rock The Christmas Cheer" The Slimetones- "Neon Christmas" The Volcanics- "Tidings Of Comfort And Joy" Underwater Bosses- "God Rest Ye Gnarly Gentlemen"   Good Time Segment Nick Lowe 10th Anniversary of Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family Nick Lowe- "The North Pole Express"   Revernd Horton Heat- "Jingle Bells" The Ventures- "We Three Kings"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Santa's Got An Airplane" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Joan Jett & The Blackhearts- "Little Drummer Boy" The Weeklings- "Gonna Be Christmas" The Isotopes- "Little Saint Nick" The Malibooz- "Carol Of The Swells" The Untamed Youth- "Santa's Gonna Shut 'Em Down" Satan's Pilgrims- "Greensleeves"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection: Los Straitjackets- "A Marshmallow World"   Southern Culture On The Skids- "Surfin' On Christmas (Santa Won't You Bring Me Some Waves)" Davie Allan & The Arrows- "Frosty The Snowman" Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th- "Batman Smells"   Outro music bed: The Ventures- "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Dec 22, 2023
57 min
Christmas Show! Catching A Wave 12-25-23
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 Smithereens, The Tikiyaki Orchestra, The Breakers (with Dan Peters), Abyssal Lurkers, The Evergleams (feat. members of Black Flamingos), The Manakooras, The Surf Junkies and The Surfisticats! Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Grip Weeds- "Christmas Dream" The Tourmaliners- "Joy To The World" JD McPherson- "Every Single Christmas" Joel Paterson- "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" The Evergleams- "A Marshmallow World"   Good Time Segment: 20th Anniversary of Elf (Music From The Major Motion Picture) (2003) Leon Redbone- "Christmas Island"   The Manakooras- "Snowfall" The Surf Junkies- "Missing You On Christmas"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break The Beach Boys- "Christmas Day" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Phil Keaggy- "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" The Monkees- "House Of Gingerbread" The Surfisticats- "Santa Bring Me A Surfboard Please" The Tikiyaki Orchestra- "Wonderful Christmastime" The Breakers (with Dan Peters)- "Snow Storm Stomp" Abyssal Lurkers- "Fairytale Of New York"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection: Jackie & The Cedrics- "Silent Night Rumble"   The Smithereens- "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" Jim And The Sea Dragons- "Candy Cane City"   Outro music bed: The Ventures- "Sleigh Bells"
Dec 22, 2023
57 min
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