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Episode 31 of The Story of rock and Roll was recorded in the Mix 93.8 FM studios in Midrand at midnight on 9 August 2019.  It was a joyous celebration of Women’s Day and the fact that it’s a long weekend.  It was also the first episode recorded in the revamped Studio A with a brand new desk.  What a pleasure.  It also marked a change in the recording process for the podcast.  My Apple Mac Book Pro died and has been replaced with a Dell / Microsoft system.  Again, what a pleasure.

The highlight of the show, certainly according to the Whatsapp line was Richard Prior’s Brand New Day, an instrumental blues monsterpiece.  I was also kaked out for mispronouncing Patlansky, thanks Paul, noted 🙂 It’s good to have people who care enough to point these things out.  The weirdest / odd man out track was without a doubt Robert Palmers Clues which was a real jolt of nostalgia.  Machine Head were sent in to restore normality.  All  in all it was an eclectic mix of Rock, Metal, Ballads and Blues, a two hour education in high voltage rock and roll, and as mentioned, it was also Women’s Day and the release day for the brand Slipknot album.  Ain’t Life Grand m/

Artists featured this week include:  Metallica, The Pretty Reckless, Pebbleman, The Four Horsemen, Machine Head, Def Leppard, Rainbow, Chickenfoot, Live, Thin Lizzy, Bruce Springsteen, Skid Row, Headpins, Arch Enemy, Paul Stanley, Joe Walsh, Fokofpolisiekar, Halestorm, Slade, W.A.S.P., Rammstein, ACDC, Robert Palmer & Tom Petty

The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show: Episode 30 went out live at midnight on 2 Aug 2019.  Everything went smoothly and it was a well balanced mix of rock, metal, ballads and blues as it is supposed to be.  We got as heavy as Hell Yeah and Mark Morton and as mellow as Bob Dylan and a Def Leppard ballad.  For me personally one of the highlights was hearing Chester Bennington guesting on the new Mark Morton album.  I played a bit of Keel and the Whats App line lit up like a beacon at the mention of Rafe Levine’s Rock and Horror Show, many people have fond memories of that show back in the 80’s.  The SA corner was represented by Sugar Drive and Johnathan Martin.  All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable show.

Artists featured The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show: Episode 30 included Skid Row, Dio, Keel, Thin Lizzy, David Bowie, Soundgarden, Deep Purple, Airbourne, Queensrÿche, David Lee Roth, Sugar Drive, Marilyn Manson, Def Leppard, The Screaming Jets, Jackson Browne, Mark Morton, Volbeat, Desolation Angels, System of a Down, Pink Floyd, The Clash, Black Label Society, Johnathan Martin, We Are Harlot and Hell Yeah.  Hope you enjoy it, until next week; cheers!

#TSORR It’s all about the music.

In the words of a listener, The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show: Episode 29 was “really cool, good energy”.  I have to agree wholeheartedly.  The show was recorded at midnight on 26 July 2019.  It was probably one of the first shows to wish Mick Jagger a very happy 76th birthday.  We played ‘Bitch’ to celebrate, taken from the Live in Atlantic City album.  The show kicked off with Metallica and we didn’t stop rocking for  the next two hours.  There was a wonderful part where we went from Slayer to Dylan and it was like someone had poured cool water over the entire world.  It felt like the whole planet was on fire and then Bob came and soothed our souls.  Another great part was listening to Put That Record On by Hinder where Austin Winkler sings “I know it’s only rock and roll but it’s the soundtrack of our lives”.  Those words sum up the whole ethos of the Story of Rock and Roll, this music is important, we love it and it is indeed the soundtrack to our lives.

Artists featured on Episode 29 included Metallica, Skid Row, Jack Hammer, Bush, Judas Priest, Halestorm, The Police, Mustasch, Rush, Sammy Hagar, Aerosmith, Jerry Cantrell, The Rolling Stones, Matthew Good Band, Slayer, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Kiss, Tesla, The Uninvited, Madness, Austin Gold, Cold Chisel, Avenged Sevenfold, Windowpane and Hinder.  As usual I was out of time and I played out with an amazing new track by The Wildhearts called Let ‘Em Go , which cut off due to podcast length restrictions so I’ll be playing that again soon.

Episode 28 of The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show aired at midnight on 19 Jul 2019.  The show was jam packed with the type of rock you have come to expect from TSORR.  No technical hitches so it was a downhill run all the way from midnight through until 2am.  Due to the sad passing of South African icon Johnny Clegg there was a short little tribute to him and a few words about how special he was.  RIP Johnny, there is a nice little piece about Johnny Clegg as well as a few video clips on in the blog section, check it out if you are a fan.

The WhatsApp line to the studio was really alive and a good few tracks played on this particular show were requests.  TSORR always gets solid support from Australia but we can now add the Philippines into that category.  Artists included in this weeks show included Queensryche, Cold Chisel, Great White, Marilyn Manson, Saxon, Neil Young. Stiff Little Fingers, Black Sabbath, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult, Seether, Kadaver, Kris Barras Band, Queen, Joe Bonamassa, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Rush, Joe Jackson, Koos Kombuis, Michaels Schenker, Free & Juluka.

The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show: Episode 27 was recorded at midnight on 12 July 2019.  As always the show contains an eclectic mix of Rock, Metal, Ballads and Blues.  It was pretty diverse and had a good flow, the only technical hitch was an annoying little problem where the recording cut off some of the talking at the beginning of the show.  Maybe it’s trying to tell me something, anyway you may hear a couple of bits where it jumps.  I don’t like to edit the show, it’s important that it goes out as is but I am looking at a solution to this little source of irritation.

One of the highlights was the local slot where I put Wonderboom and Van Coke Kartel back to back and it just sounded amazing, such good energy from these two amazing South African bands.  The show features 26 fantastic artists including ZZ TopIron Maiden, Rory Gallagher, Ozzy Osbourne, The Uninvited, Black Label Society, Fastway, Judas Priest, The Doors, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Halestorm, Van Coke Kartel, Clutch, Rammstein, Wonderboom, Cheap Trick, Jimmy Barnes, Crash Car Burn, U.D.O., The Uninvited, The Quireboys, Slipknot, Tom Petty, The Gaslight Anthem, Tom Keifer & The Stranglers.

Cheers, #TSORR:  It’s All About The Music.

The Story of Rock and Roll Show: Episode 26 was a lot of fun, it aired on 5 July 2019 after I had been in the studio for 3 hours filling in on another show.  I was pretty warmed up at the start and pretty fried by 2 am.  The show was also pretty spontaneous because when I looked at what I had planned to play nothing felt right and I had to change everything.

The result was a great mix of rock, heavy and light, fast and slow from 1970 until 2016.  It was quite 70’s weighted this week, showing once again, what a great decade it was for good music.  Bands featured included:  Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, The Stranglers, Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Journey, Twisted Sister, The Rolling Stones, Billy Squier, Anthrax, , My Chemical Romance, Kobus!, The Who, Ivan Ivankovic, Audioslave, Van Halen, Arno Carstens, Gary Moore, Sammy Hagar, Ace Frehley, Billy Idol, Pantera, Rainbow & Bush

Check it out and if you have any questions or comments about the tracks or artists featured find me on The Story of Rock and Roll Facebook page.  TSORR it’s all about the music m/

Welcome to The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show: Episode 25.  The show aired at midnight on 28 June 2019 and it went extremely smoothly, probably the smoothest so far.  You should love this one it’s a very cool mix, something for everyone.

Among the bands featured were: ACDC, The Offspring, Dire Straits, Motley Crue, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Myles Kennedy, Def Leppard, Night Ranger, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Rush, Gary Moore, Los Labios, Stringray, Hinder, UFO, John Mellencamp, The Sex Pistols, Tom Petty, Greta Van Fleet, Halestorm, Avenged Sevenfold, Fokofpolisiekar

Ep24 of TSORR Radio Show took to the air on a chilly winters night in Midrand Johannesburg on 21 June 2019.  The thing I love about Radio is that things do not go as planned.  The State of the Nation address by the President of South Africa took place earlier that night and I started the show mentioning that instead of blasting into full throttle R ‘n’ R it would be more fitting to start with Running To The Edge Of The World, Marilyn Manson’s apocalyptic slow burning anthem of death and destruction.  The intro was great but it didn’t record so the show starts abruptly in the middle of Manson’s masterpiece.  Now you know why 🙂

After that it is was full blast, up tempo, two fisted rock and roll with Dio.  For a while the song titles did indicate the heavy smog of politics, (Digging My Own Grave & The Joker & The Thief), but I cleared the air with Bowie’s Move On and then one last crazy bit of technical mayhem before settling in for a smooth run.  Check out the outro solo on James Reyne’s Ain’t it Always the Way, one of the best ever for pure emotion and the intersection between I Am The Walrus and Time is just great radio.

Among others the show featured The Winery Dogs, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Joe Jackson, Motorhead, David BowieJames Reyne, Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest, Joe Bonamassa, Wolfmother, Clutch, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Five Finger Death Punch, Dio, Anti-Flag, Steve Earle, Dokken, Jimi Hendrix, Stiff Little Fingers, In Flames.  The South African contributions came from The Black Cat Bones, Springbok Nude Girls and Jack Hammer.

Episode 23 was a special episode in that I reflected back a bit on some of the songs that will always be an integral part of The Story of Rock and Roll.  The Show was dedicated to my daughter who just turned 21, without her there would probably be no TSORR.  The show went live at midnight on 14 June 2019, nothing was pre-planned, which was obvious right from the first 10 seconds.  This is how it went down.

The show should have kicked off with the mighty Judas Priest but we took a listen to John Paul Young’s classic Yesterday’s Hero first.  It included mega bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica, ZZ Top, Deep Purple and Rammstein, we checked out some punk in the form of The Professionals, The Sex Pistols and The Stranglers and as always we hit the SA music hard with Jack Hammer, Springbok Nude Girls and Valiant Swart.  The Metal was supplied by In Flames.  Other artists featured included The Temperance Movement, Shinedown, Tool, Tony Carey, Led Zeppelin, Billy Talent, The Uninvited, Trouble,  UFO, Tesla and Stone Sour.

The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show-Episode 22 went live from the Mix 93.8 FM studios at 00h00 on 7 June 2019.  TSORR Radio Show rocked from start to finish, kicking off with fast paced ACDC and Iron Maiden and finishing off with Guns ‘n’ Roses and Pantera.  In between we played songs from 8 countries and 6 decades.  There was a quiet moment where we paid our respects to SA rock legend Piet Botha who sadly passed away this week.  It was a special little part of the show featuring two songs, give that bit a deeper listen and focus on the words.  Piet’s passing is a huge loss for SA music and sad though it is I focused on my gratitude rather than the loss.  RIP Piet, you were very dear to us.

The Story of Rock and Roll Podcast-Episode 22 featured ACDC, Kiss, Rory Gallagher, Badlands, Van Halen, Piet Botha, Cutting Jade, Jimi Hendrix, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Jonathan Martin, Black Label Society, Steelheart, Joe Bonamassa, Iron Maiden, James Reyne, Pantera, Warren Zevon, Hazel O’Connor, The Clash, Edgar Broughton Band, Sixx AM, The Rolling Stones & Marilyn Manson.

Enjoy, TSORR: It’s all about the music.

The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show – Episode 21 went live from the Mix 93.8 FM studios at 00h00 on 31 May 2019.  It was great fun and includes a few classic live radio type bloopers that are left as is.  You get the show as it happened and because they are funny and we all need a laugh.  The Story of Rock and Roll Podcast , as always gives you recommended weekly dose of rock, metal, ballads and blues.  There is plenty to sink your teeth into.

As usual it’s a great mix, you will get to hear Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Danko Jones, Cold Chisel, David Bowie, Journey, Leslie West, Ace Frehley, Robyn Ferguson, Sammy Hagar, Stiff Little Fingers, Rob Zombie, Dead-Line, ZZ Top, Linkin Park, Billy Idol, Rainbow, The Rolling Stones, Rammstein, Paul Stanley, Neil Young, Rush, Kiss, 12th Avenue, & Coheed & Cambria

The Story of Rock and Roll Podcast Episode 20 went live from the Mix 93.8 FM studios at 00h00 on 24 May 2019.  The show starts with the last chords of Mike Tymvios’ amazing Rock Roadhouse and then segues into the TSORR opening Dr Who theme and we don’t quit the rock and roll for the next two hours.  As usual I ran out of time and had to cut a lot of good stuff however I did manage to play you a full dose of the best rock, metal, ballads and blues the planet has to offer.

You’ll get to hear among others Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne, Ramones, Deep Purple, Metallica, Dave Lee Roth, Black Cat Bones, Falling Mirror, Machine Head, Jimmy Barnes, Zakk Wylde, Ace Frehley, Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Devil’s Train, Judas Priest, Pearl Jam, Boston, Accept, The Cruel Sea, Rammstein and The Clash.

Episode 19 of TSORR went live at midnight on 10 May 2019.  It’s probably the first show that had a mellow start in the form of ACDC’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Noise pollution. The audience reaction to this episode was excellent on the Whatsapp line.  That was good to know as it was probably the most diverse show I have done so far.  It ranged from Joe Jackson to Metallica, Alice In Chains to Sheryl Crow.  Beware that Joe Jackson will get stuck in your head 🙂

I played a lot of lesser known stuff, bands like Wilson, Kris Barras Band,  Bullet Boys, Los Labios & Black Spiders along with the usual heavy weights Dio, Van Halen, Metallica, Black Sabbath & ACDC.  SA music was represented by Aking and it was great to hear Johnny Is Nie Dood Nie, the Koos Kombuis classic, if you have ever been at a festival where he has played that you will know how wonderful it is, goosebumps.

Episode 18 of TSORR Radio Show went out live at midnight on 3 May 2019 from the Mix 93.8 FM studios in Midrand Johannesburg.  It was not a textbook start by any means.  I was in Studio B which I have never used before and consequently the usual hearty greeting over the Dr Who intro theme is not there and you only know you are listening to a Radio Show after the 3rd song.  There is also a quick splice between Volbeat and Airbourne because the podcast link shut down in the Middle of Rainbows Long Live Rock and Roll.  Those problems were resolved quickly and the rest of the show went smoothly.

The show as always provided an eclectic mix of Rock music including the biggest hard rock and metal bands in the world but spanning the last 53 years but also celebrating some of the unsung heroes who have written & performed some of the greatest songs you have never heard.

Bands featured this week include Volbeat, Airbourne, Jimi Hendrix, Montrose, Dan Patlansky, Audioslave, Arapaho, Quiet Riot, Therapy?, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Kreator, Rush, Tom Waits, Joe Satriani, Pearl Jam, Phil Rudd, Dave Hause, Fokofpolisiekar, Night Ranger, Motor Sister

The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show: Episode 17 was recorded at Midnight on 26 April 2019.  Technically it’s the best show so far and is pretty much glitch free.  As usual I covered a lot of ground, starting with ACDC and finishing with ZZ Top.  I played a track from Live at Leeds which was released in 1971 and went all the way through to Kreators’ 2017 release Gods Of Violence and Tom Petty’s 2018 posthumous release called An American Treasure.  The 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s all got a fair shake.  As usual we had a bit of Classic Punk, Local SA bands and all the Rock, Metal, Ballads and Blues you have come to expect on TSORR.

The show featured among others, ACDC, Chickenfoot, Dio, Iron Maiden, John Mellencamp, Guns ‘n’ Roses, The Jam, UFO, The Who, ZZ Top, Jack Hammer, Blue Scream, The Stranglers, Kreator, Neil Young, The Black Cat Bones, Left Lane Cruiser, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Blink 182, The New Black, Rory Gallagher, Poison, Oasis, Tom Petty.

The Story of Rock and Roll Podcast – Episode 16 aired on Mix 93.8 FM at midnight on 19 April 2019.  As always it’s warts and all with TSORR Radio Show, no editing, it goes out as it happens.  Ep 16 featured an eclectic mix of Metal, Rock and some British New Wave.  As usual there are some great South African bands in the mix, we had heavy and light and all shades in between, its a great slice of Rock Music over the last 53 years. In The Flesh off Pink Floyd’s masterpiece The Wall certainly bought the WhatsApp line to life.

Bands featured included Iron Maiden, Rush, Thunder, Pink Floyd, Pantera, Bruce Springsteen, Dio, Sammy Hagar, Megadeth, Hanoi Rocks, The Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Ryan Adams, The Police, In Flames, Joe Jackson, 12th Avenue & The Mayfield Four.

The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show – Episode 15 went live at 00h00 on 12 April 2019.  It starts with a unique new intro where the TSORR theme music is too loud and you can’t hear the greetings and salutations but hang in there because it comes right very quickly after that.  On TSORR it’s all about the music so we don’t edit out mistakes or technical glitches, we present the show as it happened.

This week the show featured a whole eclectic mix of rock, metal ballads and blues including ZZ Top, Metallica, Kiss, Van Halen, the Clash, Green Day, Loverboy, Buckcherry, Rose Tattoo, Badlands, The Answer, Cinderella, Dan Patlansky, Roan Ash, Dee Snider, Fozzy, The Uninvited, Guns ‘n’ Roses & Judas Priest.

March 29, 2019

James Daubeney

This story of rock and roll radio show was recorded at 00h00 on 29 March 2019.  It featured among others  Rainbow, Cinderella, Dokken, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, Metallica, Cold Chisel, Sepulture, Moorhead, Arapaho, Black label Society, Foo Fighters and many more.  Remember its the choice of songs that makes TSORR unique, you won’t hear the overdone top 40 greatest rock hits of all time on this show.  What you will here is some amazing music and some reasons why.

All the Rock, Metal Ballads and Blues you need to start your day off right.  This episode covers among others Jack Hammer, Judas Priest, Clutch, Seether, Iron Maiden, Halestorm, The Jam, Myles Kennedy and a small tribute to Bernie Torme who sadly passed on 17 March 2019.