Friday, December 7, 2007

WHFS, 102.3 FM, DICK LILLARD, 07-24-1979, THE ROOTS OF ROCK N ROLL


Dick Lillard had a show on Sunday nights. It was The Roots of Rock and Roll Show. It is all about the music that pre dated what many consider to be rock n roll from the Sun Record days of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Etc. He talks about the beat and the grooves that were out there, that would soon come together to be what we all call rock n roll today. Some in depth ramblings on the artists and their influences on the genre. Plenty of music as you can see from the artists below. This is one of my favorite WHFS tapes and it's a rare one from the 70's.

LITTLE WALTER, AMOS MILBOURNE, LITTLE TEMPLE, SMILEY LEWIS, WILLIE MABON, MITZY MARS, JOHN LEE HOOKER, BUDDY JOHNSON BAND, HOUND DOG TAYLOR, OTIS RUSH, SNOOKY PRYOR, BIG MAMA THORNTON, EDDIE 'GUITAR SLIM' JONES, BIG MAYBELLE, CLIFTON CHENIER

127MB, MP3 @320, 55 Minutes

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R1VGYXED

16 comments:

Hey_Pocky_Way said...

These WHFS tapes are just incredible. I lived in the DC area until 1996 and remember how terrible it was when WHFS and then WRNR went off the air. Keep then coming and I'll keep on downloading them.

Thanks much

WVKayaker said...

Hey_Pocky_Way,
It's feedback from folks like you that motivate me to keep posting. With hundreds and hundreds of downloads of these tapes, its a pity I don't get to here from more listeners. Anyways, once I get done posting my WHFS Tapes, stay tuned for the WRNR collection. It's even more exstensive...

The Walking Dead Man (TWDM) said...

Let me throw down with how INCREDIBLE these WHFS tapes are. I still live in the area and can remember the audio excellence that WAS...thanks so much for these - the audio quality is quite excellent btw

TWDM

WVKayaker said...

TWDM,
Thank you for this and your other comments. As I said earlier, it keeps me motivated. I enjoyed taping these tapes and listening to them through the years and I'm getting a big kick out of knowing that so many out there are getting a chance to hear them as well.
Thanks again for the feedback!

Willard said...

Hi WVK,

Grabbed this one. Looks like I might wise up some here. Thanks for the tip.
Cheers,
W

WVKayaker said...

Hi Willard,
That was quick! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope you find something else here you like!
Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

This is Dick lillard
I addition to the show I did on WHFS I'd had an earlier one on WMOD_FM from 1973 to 1977(WMOD was the FM side of WOL-AM in those days which was an R&B powerhouse til WHUR blew us out of the water).I now do an occasional show on sunday nights on WKHS FM(90.5)In worton, MD -playing the same stuff, talking less(I hope!).No pay, just for the H--- if it!It's actually a high school station that allows adult volunteers to do radio in the evening.You can hear it in much of Baltimore and Delaware up the the pennsylvania line.

WVKayaker said...

Holy smokes! This is kinda unbeliveable! The iternet has it's faults, but stuff like this makes it pretty incredible that a tape made way back in 1979 was published on this music blog, and the DJ from that tape some how finds it and contacts me here! Wow! Pretty cool!
Dick, your shows were great, only regret is I don't have more. I will try to tune in to WKHS FM(90.5). Good luck and good health to you! Hope you get a chance to download this and the other tapes and here yourself from way back when!
Thanks again for the comments! Boy, did that make this blog worth the effort...!

Anonymous said...

I have a few taped "Roots of Rock and Roll" shows. Dick Lillard was not just a DJ, he was an educator. He introduced Irma Thomas' "Hittin' on Nothin'" as a song that sounds like a hit, but wasn't. Brilliant. If I recall correctly, his show was on 'HFS 6-10 on a weekend morning, and I would listen on my way to work at Greenbelt Shell. Ah, those days. I learned more about music from Dick Lillard than I can say -- I thank him to this day.

Camarillo Brillo said...

Thanks for the great feedback. Dick had a great show for sure!

Anonymous said...

Dick Lillard was without peer in D.C. on WMOD , "Washington's oldies station" in the 1970's.
98.7 FM hosted Lillard and his amazing knowledge and strong industry connections.

I have cassette short recordings of Dick Lillard talk and music. Analog trips down memory lane. Same for my tapes of The Sunday Night Thing of The Past on WASH, 97.1, featuring John Dowling and Bob Ducman, two University of Maryland men. They knew much and modestly shared about folk- rock, 1960's rock and some rock and roll. Yet for the roots of rock and roll and 1950's to early 1960's r and r, no one beat Dick Lillard.

Camarillo Brillo said...

Thanks for the great info and tribute!

Anonymous said...

I remember listening to Dick in High School circa '78-'81; I attended ERHS in Greenbelt; Dick turned me on to Eddie 'Guitar' Jones - The things that I used to do. Great memories and songs.

Pedro said...

I remember listening to Dick in High School circa '78-'81; I attended ERHS in Greenbelt; Dick turned me on to Eddie 'Guitar' Jones - The things that I used to do. Great memories and songs.

Camarillo Brillo said...

Dick was awesome! Thanks for contributing!

DBrown said...

It's now 1 Feb 2015 ... Superbowl Sunday. I just caught FM 105.1 by accident and they said that Dick Lillard will be back next Sunday at 4:00 P.M. Boy, am I happy and suprised. I moved to the D.C. area in 1969. I always loved these blues and oldies and started going back to them, backing away from Rock music, i.e., the Beetles, etc. I discovered Dick around 1976 and boy was I happy. I lived the oldies and I've listened to many of the oldies style Disc Jockies like Porky Chadwick in Pittsberg, etc. But I gotta tell you, Dick knows more about this music than any man alive. I'm so happy to hear that he's still educating us. Dick ... you are one of the greats!

What This Is All About

I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

I've downloaded plenty of bootlegged concerts from various blogs. As a rule I will only post stuff from my collection and not what is already available out there.

I also post out of print CDs and LPs from my collection.
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