Shake Some Action
On Saturday morningsM, Buzzy Lawler hosted "Shake Some Action" on WRIR-FM. The show is a mighty dollop of 60's/70's music, presented by a guide who knows the tunes inside and out. He'll also play some tunes by artists he missed along the way, while he was too busy listening to something/someone else. A partial sampling of artists reads like this: roy Harper/Chris Farlowe/Small Faces/Kinks/Tim Buckley/Leonard Cohen/Flamin' Groovies/Beach boys/Beatles/Cheap Trick/Chuck Berry/Jerry Jeff Walker. Part of the fun for Buzzy is filling in the musical gaps, and making the "Shake Some Action" experience a learning one for him, and, with luck, for his listeners as well. It's a fairly free-form show most weeks, but occasionally he'll do a tribute to an artist or songwriting team, such as Leiber-Stoller. He'll do blues or R&B shows at times, and about once a year he'll host a "Tribute to Led Zeppelin without Playing any Led Zeppelin", wherein he will play tunes that can be directly, or even better, indirectly, related to, LZ, e.g., songs they stole licks or lyrics from, or songs Jimmy Page played guitar on, songs by The Yardbirds, etc. It's a quick 2 hours, and a fun ride.
Recent Blog Entries
1/28/12 All Shake No Fake
Shake Shook Shaken
Today is my last official show after 7 very fun years here at WRIR.
Thanx to all the folks who listen to this show and to this station.
Special thank to the WRIR crew, whose passion for what they do is stunning.
Spread Love thru Music, I know I will.
My current band The English Channel is playing tonight at Bar Louie on West Broad. Please come by and say hello, and hear some fun rock & roll.
1/21/12 All Shake No Fake
It might as swell bee sting.
Gene joins me today, so get thee ready to rock it.
1/14/12 All Shake No Fake
Doug Stell joins me today. Let's rock.
1/7/12 All Shake No Fake
Let's travel to the West Coast in the 60's...I know the way, come on along.
12/31/11 All Shake No Fake
Happy New Year to ye...let's Rock!!!
Movie to avoid, unless you like lots of fisticuffs from a young woman beating up a lot of guys (no, it's not The Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo): It's Hanna (no, not Montana, just Hanna).
Making your day Merry and Bright with some 60s & 70s Christmas Music that totally rocks.
Call up! 804-649-9737
Podcast is going to be here---> www.radio4all.net/index.php/contributor/1882
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