Richard Hawley's Rockabilly Radio

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Richard Hawley 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 and 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 Jack Cochran.

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 Mama Thornton.

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 Mama Thornton.

Richard delves into his own vinyl collection to celebrate a genre close to his heart.

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Richard Hawley celebrates the sound of a genre close to his heart, rockabilly. Over eight weeks, he will delve into his own vast collection of vinyl records to celebrate rockabilly's inspirations including R&B, country, blues, hillbilly, honky tonk and rock and roll.

In week two, Richard kicks off with a very early track from Roy Orbison recorded on Sun Records; tracks from era defining artists such as Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins; plus tunes from Charlie Rich, Johnny Horton, Billy Lee Riley, Freddy Cannon, The Collins Kids, Warren Smith and Glen Glenn.

Richard Hawley celebrates the sound of rockabilly with a very early track from Roy Orbison

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Richard Hawley presents 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 rockabillies inspirations including R&B, country, blues, hillbilly, honky tonk and rock and roll.

Richard also recounts some great stories from his own experiences, from shopping with his dad in Sheffield record stores as a kid, to later in life getting to know legends of the genre such as Duane Eddy.

This week the show gets going with a rockabilly version of a Northern Soul classic, Richard adds a touch of R&B with Ray Charles and Little Walter, plus tracks from John D Loudermilk, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, George Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and Warren Smith.

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Richard Hawley presents 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 rockabillies inspirations including R&B, country, blues, hillbilly, honky tonk and rock and roll.

Richard also recounts some great stories from his own experiences, from shopping with his dad in Sheffield record stores as a kid, to later in life getting to know legends of the genre such as Duane Eddy.

This week the show gets going with a rockabilly version of a Northern Soul classic, Richard adds a touch of R&B with Ray Charles and Little Walter, plus tracks from John D Loudermilk, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, George Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and Warren Smith.

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Richard Hawley celebrates the sound of a genre close to his heart, Rockabilly. Including R&B, country, blues, hillbilly, honky tonk and rock 'n' roll.

Richard Hawley delves into his own vast collection of vinyl records to celebrate rockabillies inspirations including R&B, country, blues, hillbilly, honky tonk and rock and roll.

Richard also recounts some great stories from his own experiences, from shopping with his dad in Sheffield record stores as a kid, to later in life getting to know legends of the genre such as Duane Eddy.

In week five of the series, Richard kicks of with the Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson, plus Buddy Holly, Elmore James, Big Mama Thornton, Bobby Fuller Four, Danny Wolfe, Jimmy Carroll, Elvis Presley, Carl Mann and Lavern Baker.

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Richard Hawley delves into his own vast collection of vinyl records to celebrate rockabillies inspirations including R&B, country, blues, hillbilly, honky tonk and rock and roll.

Richard also recounts some great stories from his own experiences, from shopping with his dad in Sheffield record stores as a kid, to later in life getting to know legends of the genre such as Duane Eddy.

In week five of the series, Richard kicks off with the Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson, plus Buddy Holly, Elmore James, Big Mama Thornton, Bobby Fuller Four, Danny Wolfe, Jimmy Carroll, Elvis Presley, Carl Mann and Lavern Baker.

In week five of the series, Richard kicks of with the Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson, plus Buddy Holly, Elmore James, Big Mama Thornton, Bobby Fuller Four, Danny Wolfe, Jimmy Carroll, Elvis Presley, Carl Mann and Lavern Baker.

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Richard Hawley celebrates the sound of a genre close to his heart, Rockabilly. Including R&B, country, blues, hillbilly, honky tonk and rock 'n' roll.

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