Catching A Wave
Catching A Wave
James Riley
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Catching A Wave 12-06-21
We have a handful of Christmas tunes this week from Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys and The Doltones!  Beth Riley has a 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 June 25th, 1966 and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week!  We'll spin a trio of tunes with a "young" theme from Chris Isaak, Al Dual and Link Wray and we've got rockers from The Bomboras, La Luz, The B. Christopher Band, The Manakooras, Aaron & The Lord, The Guantanamos and The Routes!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Routes- "Fashion Victim" The Guantanamos- "Hange Loose" The Manakooras- "Howl Of The Jaguar"   Christmas: Brian Wilson- "Deck The Halls" The Beach Boys- "Santa's Got An Airplane"   "Young" theme: Link Wray- "Young Love" Al Dual- "When I Was Younger" Chris Isaak- "Forever Young"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Pom Pom Playgirl" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The B. Christopher Band- "220, 221...Whatever It Takes" La Luz- "I Won't Hesitate"   Catching A Wave Time Machine Week ending June 25, 1966: #75 (debut) The Troggs- "Wild Thing" #27 Jan & Dean- "Popsicle" #1 The Beatles- "Paperback Writer"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Gee Cee's- "Buzz Saw"   Christmas: The Doltones- "Twistin' Reindeers"   Outro music bed: Martin Cilia- "Christmas Stomp"
Dec 5
57 min
Catching A Wave 11-29-21
We've got a trio of songs with artists named Paul...Paul Johnson, Paul Carrack and Paul Revere & The Raiders.  Beth Riley has a deep track of The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  We've got a Two-Nami in the forecast with 2 in a row from Southern Culture On The Skids and we'll drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week!  We've got rockers from from Surfer Joe, The Fantastic Baggys, Sail On, Beware Of Blast, Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited, Bob Spalding, Jan & Dean, The Ventures, The Me-Gustas, Los Surfer Compadres plus some Christmas tunes hitting the playlist from The Hi-Risers, The Tremolo Beer Gut and The Neptunas!!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Surfer Joe- "Stay Stoked" Beware Of Blast- "Special Forces" Los Surfer Compadres- "Escape From Toxic Laguna" The Me-Gustas- "Monterrey" Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited- "The Flawless Ms Drake"   Trio of "Paul's" Paul Johnson- "Wave Perfect" Paul Carrack- "Sunny" Paul Revere & The Raiders- "Moon Dawg"   Surf Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "She Knows Me Too Well" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Fantastic Baggys- "Wax Up Your Board" Sail On- "Sail On Sailor" Jan & Dean- "Bucket T" The Ventures- "He Never Came Back"   Two-Nami: Southern Culture On The Skids- "Rumors Of Surf" Southern Culture On The Skids- "Can't Seem To Make You Mine"   Jammin' James Jukebox Selection Of The Week: The Piltdown Men- "Brontosaurus Stomp"   Bob Spalding- "Skull Head Shifter"   Christmas tunes: The Hi-Risers- "What Christmas Means To Me" The Tremolo Beer Gut- "Santa Duane" The Neptunas- "Mistletoe Twist"   Outro Music Bed:  The Ventures- "Joy To The World"
Nov 28
57 min
Catching A Wave 11-22-21
It's more fun than should be allowed for a full hour!  On this Catching A Wave, we hear from the "King Of Twang" Duane Eddy in our Green Room segment.  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  We've got a "mystery" trio of songs from Man Or Astro-Man?, Cheap Trick and The Challengers and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week.  Plus, we've got killer tracks from The Ramblin' Bandits, Martin Cilia, Goons!, Masters Of The University, Del Sotos, Burt Rocket, repeat repeat, The Big Swell Drifters, The Breakers, The Surf Raiders, The Grip Weeds and Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th!     Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Ramblin' Bandits- "Surfabilly" The Big Swell Drifters- "Deadman's Reef" The Breakers- "Wisconcentration" Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th- "The Creeper" The Grip Weeds- "Lies"   "Mystery" trio: The Challengers- "Man Of Mystery" Cheap Trick- "Magical Mystery Tour" Man Or Astro-man?- "Mystery Science Theater 3000 Love Theme"     Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break- The Beach Boys- "Match Point Of Our Love" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Masters Of The University- "Theme From The Simpsons" Del Sotos- "Salt Waves" repeat repeat- "Trippin' (I Know I Will)" The Surf Raiders- "Church Key"   Green Room segment: Duane Eddy on his first album Duane Eddy- "Cannonball"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Dale Hawkins- "Lifeguard Man"   Martin Cilia- "Fly By Night" Goons!- "Crime Spree (Goons! Theme)" Burt Rocket- "Ho-dad Hot Dog"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Mustang"  
Nov 21
57 min
Catching A Wave 11-15-21
This is one hot episode of Catching A Wave!  We board the Catching A Wave Time Machine for the week ending April 19th, 1963 to hear some songs on the Silver Dollar Survey for WLS in Chicago, Beth Riley has a great and noble deep track of The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break, we've got a trio of "Time" themed tunes from Los Straitjackets, The Immediate Family and Eddie & The Showman and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week!  You want more?  How about rockers from Hershel Yatovitz, Jim & The Sea Dragons, The Surf Hermits, Golden Richards, La Luz, Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks, Magnatech, Los Dedos and Little Kahuna!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Hershel Yatovitz- "Fast Layne" Los Dedos- "Crime Wave" Little Kahuna- "Stealthy Jaguar" Magnatech- "Foot Patter" Jim & The Sea Dragons- "The Brain That Refused To Die"   "Time" theme: Los Straitjackets- "Time Is On My Side" The Immediate Family- "Time To Come Clean" Eddie & The Showmen- "Break Time"     Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break- The Beach Boys- "Noble Surfer" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks- "My Hobo Heart" La Luz- "The Pines"   Catching A Wave Time Machine Week ending April 19th, 1963 for WLS Chicago: #35 The Rivingtons- "The Bird's The Word" #21 The Beach Boys- "Surfin' USA" #1 The Chantays- "Pipeline"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Fender IV- "Malibu Run" Golden Richards- "C'mon C'mon (The Makeout Song)" The Surf Hermits- "Frankenstein"   Outro music bed:  Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"  
Nov 14
57 min
Catching A Wave 11-08-21
We have SOOO many new tunes and classics for you on the new Catching A Wave!  Hear The Surfrajettes, Brian Wilson, Man Or Astro-Man?, Satan's Pilgrims, The Bomboras, The Dirty Licks, Todd Bradley, Trevor Lake, Jackslacks, Fire Whale, Secret Agent, The Dirty Licks and Duane Eddy!  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  The Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun returns with 3 covers of The Beach Boys by Rivers Cuomo, Peanuts and The Midnight Callers AND we'll drop a quarter in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Secret Agent- "Man In The Middle" Man Or Astro-Man?- "Space 1991" The Surfrajettes- "Couch Surfing" The Dirty Licks- "Holograham Crackers" *Rush Hour snippet The Bomboras- "Party At Greggs" Brian Wilson- "God Only Knows" Duane Eddy & The Rebels- "Beach Bound" Fire Whale- "Breathe Smoke"     Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break- The Beach Boys- "Sunshine" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Todd Bradley- "Next Summer" Trevor Lake- "Pretend It's Summer"   Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun: Rivers Cuomo- "Don't Worry Baby" Peanuts- "I'm Waiting For The Day" The Midnight Callers- "Do It Again"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Rumblers- "Boss"   Jackslacks- "Avalanche" Satan's Pilgrims- "The Dredger"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
Nov 7
57 min
Catching A Wave 11-01-21
Lots of new tunes, some classics and a lot of fun segments this hour!  We've got rockin' tracks from Martin Cilia, Girl Over Planet, The Neptunas, Southern Culture On The Skids, Deke Dickerson, Little Kahuna, Big Mick & The Curl, The Breakers, Hot Rod Trio and B Confidential & The Secret Four.  There's a trio of "Money" themed tunes from 3 monster guitarists: Dick Dale, Eddie Angel and Brian Setzer.  Speaking of money, we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week and Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Southern Culture On The Skids- "Everybody's Talkin' At Me" The Neptunas- "The Lonely Bull" Deke Dickerson- "Shot Up With Hallmark" Little Kahuna- "Road Trip" *snippet from Blue Hawaii Big Mick & The Curl- "The Flyin' Hawaiian   "Money" theme: Eddie Angel- "No Money" Brian Setzer- "Stack My Money" Dick Dale- "Money"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break- The Beach Boys- "Somewhere Near Japan" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Girl Over Planet- "Rollin' With The Creeps" The Breakers- "The Most Trouble I Have Ever Been In" B Confidential & The Secret Four- "Black Is The Color Of My Baby's Soul"   Two-Nami: James Wilsey- "The Rattler" Chris Isaak- "Another Day"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Tri-Five- "Come & Get It"   Hot Rod Trio- "Snoopy's Revenge" Martin Cilia- "Don't Pay The Ransom"   Outro music bed: Duane Eddy- "Curveball"
Oct 31
57 min
Halloween show!  Catching A Wave 10-25-21
It's a full hour of Halloween songs and fun on this week's Catching A Wave.  Beth Riley has a "monster" song from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we get a spooky tune in our Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week too!  Plus, we've got tunes from Dick Dale, Los Straitjackets, Didi Wray, Mark Malibu & The Wasagas, Black Flamingos, Billy F Gibbons, Jason Janik, The Creature Preachers, Man Or Astro-man?, Satan's Pilgrims, The Volcanics, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th, Blackball Bandits, Messer Chups, Dave Del Monte and Atomic Drag!   Intro music bed: "Batman"- The Ventures   Blackball Bandits- "Night Of The Vampire" Black Flamingos- "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?" Mark Malibu & The Wasagas- "Summer Of Frightenstein" Atomic Drag- "Atomic Undead" *The Teenage Psycho Meets Bloody Mary trailer Messer Chups- "Ghost Party" Didi Wray- "Twilight Zone" *Halloween Convention Of Spooks trailer Dave Del Monte- "Haunted Horror Howl" The Volcanics- "Witching Hour" Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break-The Beach Boys- "Monster Mash"Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th- "Surfer Funeral" Satan's Pilgrims- "Gravewalk" *The Werewolf trailer The Hi-Risers- "Call Me The Wolfman" Man Or Astro-man?- "Madness In The Streets" The Creature Preachers- "Mr. Hyde's New Ride" Los Straitjackets- "Tarantula"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Link Wray- "The Shadow Knows"   *Creature From The Black Lagoon trailer Billy F Gibbons- "Desert High" Jason Janik- "It's Alive" Dick Dale- "Ghost Riders In The Sky"   Outro music bed: Ben Vaughn- "Psycho Beach Party"
Oct 24
57 min
Catching A Wave 10-18-21
We hear the #1 song in our Top 5 Favorite Songs Of The Beach Boys Countdown as voted on by YOU!  It was a tight race and over 50 songs were submitted as your favorites.  We also hear a deep track by The Beach Boys from Beth Riley in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and a tune from their latest Feel Flows boxset later on the show as well.  We've got a trio of tunes from artists/bands with a color in their name (Junior Brown, The Green Reflectors and Blue Stingrays) as well as rockers from Surfer Joe, Los Twang Marvels, Greg Townson, The Surfaris, Jason Lee & The R.I.P.Tides, Shoot The Pier, The Explorers Club, Jason Janik, Slacktone, The Rip Chords and Blackball Bandits!!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Jason Janik- "Light'em Up" The Explorers Club- "Say You Will" Blackball Bandits- "Night Rider" The Rip Chords- "Surfin' Craze" *Spongebob snippet Greg Townson- "Aztec" (feat. Yolanda Marvel)   "Color" theme artist/band: Blue Stingrays- "Green Sea" Junior Brown- "Rock-A-Hula Baby" The Green Reflectors- "Crypt Kicker"     Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Pitter Patter" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Slacktone- "Blast Bolero" Surfer Joe- "Coil Burner" Jason Lee & The R.I.P.Tides- "Pain Killer" Shoot The Pier- "Hallucinations"   Top 5 countdown of YOUR favorite songs by The Beach Boys: #1 The Beach Boys- "Wouldn't It Be Nice"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Legendary Masked Surfers- "Gonna Hustle You"   Los Twang Marvels- "Guitars In Orbit" The Beach Boys- "Seasons In The Sun"   Outro Music Bed:  Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
Oct 17
56 min
Catching A Wave 10-11-21
We're continuing our Top 5 Countdown of YOUR favorite songs by The Beach Boys this week as hear tunes #3 and #2.  Beth Riley also has a deep track from them in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  We've got a trio of tunes with "Watusi" in the title from Reverend Horton Heat, Duane Eddy and The Ventures plus we'll drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week!  Plus, we've got tunes from Brian Setzer, The Swongos, D. Clayton Thompson, Mark Malibu & The Wasagas (from the Hallmark Guitars compilation, Kustom Kings Ride Again), Jeffrey Foskett, Johnny Burnette, Escape The Tube, The Surf Raiders, The 5.6.7.8's, Los Blue Marinos, Coffin Daggers and Los Freneticos!    Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Brian Setzer- "Drip Drop" Jeffrey Foskett- "Sunshine All The Time" The Swangos- "Cardboard Creature" The Coffin Daggers- "Flowers In The Rain" Los Freneticos- "Americana Twist"   "Watusi" theme: Duane Eddy- "Wild Watusi" The Ventures- "The Wah-Watusi" Reverend Horton Heat- "Watusi Rodeo"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Let Us Go On This Way" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Johnny Burnette- "Sweet Suzie" Mark Malibu & The Wasagas- "Red Monster On The Loose" Los Blue Marinos- "Wild Marino" The 5.6.7.8's- "Jane In The Jungle"   Top 5 countdown of YOUR favorite songs by The Beach Boys: #3 The Beach Boys- "God Only Knows" #2 The Beach Boys- "Good Vibrations"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Annette Funicello & The Beach Boys- "The Monkey's Uncle"   The Surf Raiders- "Tsunami" D. Clayton Thompson- "Driving Guitars" Escape The Tube- "The Tube Thief"   Outro Music Bed:  Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"    
Oct 10
57 min
Catching A Wave 10-04-21
It's a party on this week's Catching A Wave!  We hear a trio of "party" themed tunes from Annette, The Surfrajettes and Los Straitjackets with The World Famous Pontani Sisters and Kaiser George.  We hear #5 and #4 in our Top 5 Countdown of YOUR favorite songs by The Beach Boys.  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys as well 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 (a song you may know by The Monkees but this band did it first).  Plus, we've got The Grip Weeds, La Luz, Little Kahuna, Black Flamingos, Supraphonics, Big Mick & The Curl, Southern Culture On The Skids, The B. Christopher Band, Twang Inspectors and The Surf Hermits all joining in on the party! Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Big Mick & The Curl- "67 Impala" Black Flamingos- "Feathery" Little Kahuna- "Little Kahuna" Twang Inspectors- "Snails On Speed" The Surf Hermits- "Palaver In The Desert"   Trio of "Party" themed tunes: Annette- "Muscle Beach Party" The Surfrajettes- "Party Line" Los Straitjackets (with the World Famous Pontani Sisters & Kaiser George)- "Twist Party"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "A Casual Look" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The B. Christopher Band- "Pool And A Pond" The Grip Weeds- "After The Sunrise" La Luz- "In The Country" Southern Culture On The Skids- "Run Baby Run"   Top 5 countdown of YOUR favorite songs by The Beach Boys: #5 The Beach Boys- "Don't Worry Baby" #4 The Beach Boys- "Surf's Up"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Astronauts- "Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day"   The Supraphonics- "Pedal Pusher"   Outro Music Bed:  Eddie Angel- "Mustang"
Oct 3
57 min
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