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Dick Dale & His Del-Tones


King Of The Surf Guitar


Greenback Dollar


Somebody Else's Troubles





Johnny Restivo


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The Shape I'm In

Billy Lee Riley

Rockabilly Craze

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She's My Baby

Billy Lee Riley

Rockabilly Craze

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She's My Baby



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Five Jets

Jewel/Paula Rock Story

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A History Of Garage & Frat Bands In Memphis

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Seven Little Numbers

Ray Bourell

Desperate Rock 'N' Roll - Volume 3

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bad news

Willie Love

Delta Blues - 1951

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Everybody's Fishing

Lenny LaCour

Walkin' The Bullfrog

Album cover for Walkin' The Bullfrog by Lenny LaCour

Rock 'N' Roll Romance

Upcoming Shows


Chicago's weekly Mardi Gras party hosted by Tom Jackson. Features Brass Bands, Mardi Gras Indians, Cajun, Zydeco, Jazz, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Rock and all kinds of music from all over Louisiana.


One hour of conversation on the politics and culture, plus music, of Haiti (in Creole, French, and English).


The Minimal Beat is Chicago-based music blog. We blog about relevant artists of the day, with no particular genre-specific focus. The Minimal Beat hosts a weekly 2 hour radio show on WLUW 88.7 FM every Saturday from 2-4PM CDT, ad presents live shows and throws parties. With Randy Nieto and Bill Ocean www.theminimalbeat.com


Our daily blend of underground and independent music, plus the latest tunes on the indie charts and your requests. Call us at 773.508.WLUW.


Playing the finest rock n' roll from planets Earth thru Uranus. Sometimes there are interviews, skits, and journalism stuff.


Each week on Staring at the Spotlight, DJ Ben picks a different independent or under-appreciated record label, combs through their catalog, and presents a two-hour sampler of what that label has to offer. Past shows have covered rock, folk, funk, jazz, soul, blues, metal, and electronic music from the 1950s to today, so you can be sure to hear something different each week. Get the latest news and updates on the show on facebook, catch up on past shows through Mixcloud, and find all show playlists available on Spotify! Past Shows include..... True Panther Sounds | The Numero Group | Profound Lore Records | Fat Possum Records | Flying Dutchman Records | Stax/Volt Records, 1968-1971 | XL Recordings, 2007-2012 | SideOneDummy Records | ANTI- Records | impulse! Records, 1961-1969 | Wichita Recordings | Kill Rock Stars | Chess Records, 1950-1964 | Jagjaguwar, 2007-2012 | Merge Records, 2000-2008 | Sub Pop Records, 1990-1994 | The Music of Quentin Tarantino Films | Elephant 6 Collective | Blue Note Records, 1958-1962