Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 10 Installment of Easy Ed's Variety Hour/Nashville Boogie!

Hi, folks.

If you missed our March 10 broadcast you can listen to the (always free) archive MP3 by clicking here. The songs we played are listed below. I've been under the weather and couldn't do all of my usual pre-show homework this time. But the records/songs are the important part, and I think you'll like the selections. If you do like what you hear, please leave a comment on our Facebook page.
Thanks for your interest in the show!

I'm honored and excited to be DJing the Nashville Boogie in May 2017. What an amazing lineup!  Get your tickets quick!

Have a great week!

Easy Ed

The Songs from Our March 10, 2017 Broadcast

Sammy Masters, Pink cadillac, Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 26, Bear Family Records, 4 Star Records 1956

Howie Stange, This Old Bomb of Mine, Various: Hot Rod Gang, Buffalo Bop, Jenn Records 1959

Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics, Hot Rod Queen, Number One Hit Record, Hightone Records

Tex Rubinowitz, Hot Rod Man, Hot Rod Man 45, Ripsaw Records, Ripsaw Records 1979

The Sleepwalkers, Golden Mile, Various: 100 '50s & '60s Rock & Roll Instrumentals, Big Eye Music, Background/ambient

Billy Brown, Flip Out, Various: Ain't I'm A Dog, Columbia Legacy, Columbia Records 1958

Monty Olive, Mary Lee, n/a, J.J.s Records, J.J.s Records 1968

The Hot Rod Rhythm Boys, What Did You Say, Introduction, Raucous Records

Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones, Penny Loafers and Bobby Socks, n/a, ABC Paramount 45, ABC Paramount 1957

Duane Eddy, Dream Lover, Duane A Go Go Go, Colpix, Background/ambient

Miss Amy Griffin, Cogs, Rockin' Records 45 (Green Vinyl!) If you're going to Viva Las Vegas this year I hope you have a fantastic time. Be sure to see Miss Amy at the Wednesday Pre-Show (April 12). Wish I could be there you guys!

The Four Notables, Rock of Gibraltar Rock, Various: Nau Voo Rock And Roll, Collector Records, Background/ambient

The Mee Kats, Crazy Over You, All Dressed Up, Skip Records

Niki Sullivan, it's All Over, "Various: That'll Flat Git It, Vol. 5", Bear Family Records, Dot Records 1958

Kip Tyler, Ooh Yeah Baby, Ooh Yeah Baby, Fury Records, Background/ambient

Ronnie Haig, Don't You Hear Me Calling Baby, Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 13, Bear Family Records, Note Records 1958

The Side-Wynders, The Side-Wynders, Let's Go Sparkin' With . . ., Rhythm Bomb Records

J.R. White, Rock ‘n’ Roll Twist, Various: Dixie Rock And Roll, Collector Records, Dixie Records 1962

Bert Weedon, Guitar Boogie Shuffle, Guitar Boogie Shuffle, Master Classics Records, Background/ambient

The Coachmen (Roy Sludge), Long-Haul Weekend, The Turner Sessions, Promo of Unreleased CD. See Roy Sludge March 18 at Atwood’s (early 4:00 PM show).

Jimmy Johnson, How About Me, "Various: Ultra Rare Rockabillies, Vol. 11", Chief Records, Viv Records 1956

Rem Wall, Heartsick and Blue, Let's Take a Ride Down, Rykodisc, Glenn Records 1960

Rusty and Doug Kershaw, Why Don’t You Love Me, Louisiana Men, Ace Records, Hickory Records 1957

Jimmy Evans, American Sound Stomp, The Joint's Really Jumpin', Rockhouse, Background/ambient

Dave Appell and the Applejacks, Applejack, n/a, Cameo 45, Background/ambient

The Royals, Are You Forgetting, Various: Jiving Jamboree 3, Ace Records, Federal Records 1952

The Du-Droppers, Can’t Do Sixty No More, Boot 'Em Up, Acrobat Music, Red Robbin 1952

Dolly Cooper, Big Rock Inn, "Various: Rock 'n' Roll Mamas, Vol. 1", Popcorn Records, Dot Records 1956

Pee Wee Crayton, Boogie Bop, Various: Toast of the Coast, Ace Records

The Five Dukes, Wheel Baby Wheel, "Various: Doo Wop Classics, Vol. 11", Essential Media Group, Atlas Records 1955

Little Marie Allen, Humdinger, n/a, Triumph 45, Triumph Records 1959

Chuck Berry, You Never Can Tell, n/a, Chess Records 45, Chess Records 1964

Bill Haley and His Comets, Little Meanie Jeanie, The Warner Brothers Years and More, Bear Family Records, Background/ambient

The Citations, The Stomp, "Various: R&B Humdingers, Vol. 13", Vee-Tone Records / IODA, Mercury Records 1964

The Belegianetts, Do the Crank, n/a, USA Records, USA Records 1963

Bill Johnston, You Better Dig It, "Various: Most Wild and Frantic, Vol. 1", Official Records, Talos Records 1959

The Breakaway Five, Jivin’, Various: Bullet & Sur-Speed Records--Rock'n'Roll, Yellow Label, Background/ambient

Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, Shakin’ All Over, n/a, HMV 45, HMV Records 1960

The Outcasts, Wild Little Willy, The Outcasts, Self-Released

Roy Young, I’m in Love, "Various: U.K. Rock 'n' Beat, Vol. 3", Smith & Co., Fontana Records 1960

Roy Orbison, What’d I Say, n/a, , London Records 1964

Joe Brown, The Switch, "Various: U.K. Rock 'n' Beat, Vol. 1", Smith & Co., Background/ambient

The Blarneys, Kilkenny’s Party, n/a, Romulus 45, Romulus Records 1964

Joe Barragan, Irish Twist, Twistin', Crown Records, Background/ambient

Charles Wright and the Malibus, Runky, n/a, Titanic 45, Titanic Records 1962

The Velaires, Yes It's Me (And I'm in Love Again), The Screamers to Flairs to Velaires, Bear Family Records, Jamie Records 1961 (originally unreleased)

The Pitmen, Susie Q, "Various: Greasy Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 13", Blakey Holdings, Earth Records (date?)

The 24th Street Wailers, Can't Fight It, Where Evil Grows, Lmb Records. See them at the 2017 New England Shake-Up!  

Ian Speller, Tijuana, "Various: Cat’n Around, Vol.2", Raucous Records, Background/ambient

Eddie Cochran, Somethin' Else, The Eddie Cochran Box Set, EMI, Liberty Records 1959

The Montereys, Rocker, Various: Elemental Instrumentals, Ace Records, Background/ambient

The Sonics, Marlene, "Various: Bloodshot! The Gaity Records Story, Vol. 1", Norton Records, Gaity Records 1958

Tim Whitsett, Scalywag, Various: Rockabilly Wildcats, Rock-A-Billy Records, Atlas Records 1962

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The February 24 Broadcast (and Podcast) of Easy Ed's Variety Hour

Hi, folks.

If you missed Friday's broadcast and would like to hear it, click here to find the archive. The songs from this show are listed below. Enjoy, and thanks for listening!

Easy Ed

Keith Courvale “Trapped Love” from 32 Original Historic Rockabilly Classics Vol. 4 on Lost Gold Records — Dot Records 1958

Billy Love “Sweet Talkin’” from Various: Rock-A-Socka Hop! on Classics Records — Glee Records 1961

Jimmy Dell “The Message” from n/a on RCA 45 — RCA Victor 1958

Lil' Mo's Unholy 4 “Sally Forth” from The Big Payoff! on Rhythm Bomb Records

Bobby Lonero “Little Bit” from Various: Rock and Roll Dance Party, Vol. 2 on RRDP — Liberty Records 1959

The Viscos “Stompin’” from Various: Rockin’ and Boppin’ on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Ronnie Self “Flame of Love” from Rockabilly Classics on Rock-A-Billy Records — Columbia Records 1957

Dorsey Burnette “Let's Fall in Love” from Various: That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 8 on Bear Family Records — Abbott Records 1956

Eddie Skelton “Keep It Swinging” from Various: Starday-Dixie Rockabilly, Vol. 1 on Ace Records — Dixie Records 1958

The Frantics “Sweet Cucumber” from The Very Best Of The Frantics on Purple Pyramid Records — Background/ambient

Sonny Fisher “Pink and Black” from Various: The Starday Story, Vol. 2 on Texas Gold — Starday Records 1956

High Noon “Who Was That Cat?” from Glory Bound on Goofin' Records

Stormy Gayle “Flipsville” from Various: More Great Rockin' Girls on Collector Records

Jonnie and the Cyclones “Twisted Fender” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 10 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

The Retrobaits “Your Squeezes Don't Leave Me” from Your Squeezes Don't Leave Me on Western Star —

The Brothers “Lazy Susan” from n/a on Chess Records 45 — Chess Records 1958

The Boogeymen “Domino” from n/a on N/A — Three-track home recording from the late '80s or early '90s. Boston's legendary Boogeymen!

Bill Duzan and The Corvettes “Shaften” from Various: Rockabilly Hoodlums, Vol. 2 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Sonny Burgess “Truckin' Down The Avenue” from The Complete Sun Recordings, Vol. 1 on Sun Records — Sun Records 1956 (originally unissued)

Faron Young “I Hear You Talkin'” from n/a on Capitol 45 — Capitol Records 1959

Cowboy Copas “Settin' Flat On Ready” from n/a on Starday 45 — Starday Records 1963

Tommy Tolleson “Stompin' the Boogie” from Rockin' the Boogie on Synergie OMP — Background/ambient

J.D. McPherson “Scandalous” from Signs & Signifiers on Hi-Style Records

The Nightcaps “Night Train” from The Frug on Forum Records — Background/ambient

Tiny Bradshaw “The Train Kept A'Rollin'” from Various: The R&B Years 1952 on Boulevard Vintage — King Records 1951

The Hearts “Until the Real Thing Comes Along” from n/a on Baton Records 45 — Baton Records 1955

The Checkers “Let Me Come Back” from na/ on King 45 — King Records 1952

The Eagles “What A Crazy Feeling” from n/a on Mercury Records 45 — Mercury Records 1954

Big Maceo “Flyin' Boogie (Macy Special)” from Big Maceo Vol. 1 "Flying Boogie" (1941 - 1945) on Document Records — Background/ambient

The Lovers “Security” from Various: Red Hot Rhythm on Cheesecake Records — Checker Records 1965

The Daylighters “Oh Mom” from Various: Wild and Frantic, Vol. 1 on Official Records — Tip Top Records 1964

Sister Cookie, with MFC Chicken “DMAF (Do Me a Favor)” from Folic on Folic Records 45

Alvin "Red" Tyler and The Gyros “Walk On” from Simply "Red" on Westside Records — Background/ambient

Larry Williams “Slow Down” from n/a on Specialty 45 — Specialty Records 1958

Billy Mitchell “Bottomless Pit” from n/a on Poplar 45 — Poplar Records 1958

C.C. Curtiss “Aunt Minnie” from n/a on Audicon 45 — Audicon Records 1960

The Sugar Canes “Sioux Rock” from n/a on King Records 45 — King Records 1959

Cleo Page “Goodie Train, Part 1” from n/a on Goodie Train Records 45 — Background/ambient

Johnny Union and the Pickets “Honey Train” from n/a on Imperial 45 — Background/ambient

Johnny Zorro “Bongo Guitar” from n/a on Infinity 45 — Background/ambient

The Trademarks “Ba-Ha Ree Ba” from n/a on Jubal Records 45 — Jubal Records 1963

The Fanatic IV “Ramblin' Man” from Go Where the Action Is - EP on El Toro Records

The Kaisers “Sugar Babe” from Beat It Up! EP on Ruby Smiles —This song is not on the "Beat It Up" LP. As far as I know it is only on this EP.

The Laurie Jay Combo “(She’s in Love with A) Teenage Idol” from Various: U.K. Rock 'n' Beat, Vol. 3 on Smith & Co. — H.M.V. Records 1963

The Wailers “Mashi” from n/a on Night Club 45 — Background/ambient

The Rebelaires with Sammy Smith “Satellite Rock” from Various: Ultra Rare Rockin' & Boppin', Vol. 3 on Chief Records — Wee Rebel 1958

Jack Earls “Slow Down” from Various: Let's Bop: Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 1 on AVI — Sun Records 1956

Randy Rich and The Poor Boys “Rockin’ The Town” from Bye Bye Mr. Blues on Rhythm Bomb Records

Little Jimmy Dempsey “Bop Hop” from Various: The Rockin' South on Ace Records — Fox Records 1958

The Del Tones “Green Front Boogie” from n/a on Peach 45 — Background/ambient

The Rockin’ Rebels “Let's Bop” from n/a on Dice Records — Dice Records 45

The Raiders “(It’s A) Stick Shift” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 10 on Buffalo Bop

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Easy Ed's Variety Hour Feb 10, 2017/The Cranktones Feb 18 at the Midway!

Hi, folks.

The big news is that Boston's legendary rockin' trio The Cranktones are playing an early show (4:00 PM to 8:00 PM) at the Midway in Jamaica Plain February 18, 2017. This will be a fantastic show! Easy Ed's Record Hop will spin the platters whenever the band isn't playing, so you get four full hours of rockin' sounds. All ages--bring the kids!

The Midway is located at 3496 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain.

If you missed the February 10 live broadcast of "Easy Ed's Variety Hour" you can find the (always free) archive MP3 by clicking here. Thanks for listening, and if you do listen please let me know on Facebook! You can send information and requests for future shows the the FB page. I usually respond within a day or two. Thanks for listening!

Here's What We Played on February 10, 2017

Warren Scott and the Memphis Playboys “Linda Lee” from Warren Scott and the Memphis Playboys on Raucous Records

Bill Allen “Please Give Me Something” from Various: Cat Talk: The Best of Imperial Rockabilly on EMI — Imperial Records 1958

Gene Vincent “Right Now” from Gene Vincent: The Road Is Rocky on Bear Family Recorfds — Capitol Records 1959

Tony Casanova “Showdown” from Various: Sin Alley, Part One on Crypt Records — Dore Records 1959

Alan Pierce “Swampwater” from n/a on Tom Tom 45 — Background/ambient

Darrell Higham and Jittery Jack “Rockabilly Rave” from Darrell Higham Meets Jittery Jack on Foot Tapping Records — See Jittery Jack and Miss Amy at Atwood’s in Cambridge on March 4

Teddy Reidel “Gold Dust” from The Jerry Lee Lewis Sound by Teddy Redell on Collector Records — Vaden Records 1960

Larry Collins “Whistle Bait” from The Rockinest on Bear Family Records — Columbia Records 1958

Bill Smith “Bill's Theme” from Various: Hot Rockin' Instrumentals, Vol. 2 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Conway Twitty “Mona Lisa” from The Rock 'N' Roll Years on Bear Family Records — MGM Records 1959

Ray Smith “Break Up” from Various: Sun Rockabilly Meltdown on Charly Records — Sun Records 1958 (originally unissued)

Larry Donn “That’s What I Call a Ball” from n/a on N/A — Vaden Records 1960

The Phil Goodman Trio “Phil's Boogie” from Various: Rock-a-Billy & Rock n' Roll Sensations! on Rock-A-Billy Records — Background/ambient

Buddy Holly “Modern Don Juan” from The Ultimate EP Collection on See For Miles — Decca Records 1958

The Vargas Brothers “Lend Me Your Comb” from Rockin' Blues on Wild Records — Wild Records 2008

Jackie Lee Cochran “I Want You” from Various: Ultra Rare Rockabillies, Vol. 9 on Chief Records — Viv Records 1958

Rockin' Lloyd Tripp and The Zipguns “Miss Misery” from Gone Fishin' on Uranium Rock Records — See him at the New England Shake-Up, Sept 22-24, 2017.

Kenny Biggs “It Wasn’t Easy” from Various: Wild And Excellent Instros on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Barley Hoppers “I Hear You Knockin'” from The Barley Hoppers on Self-Released.

Ernie Baribeau And His Velvets “Gold Diggin' Papa” from Various: Dry Run on Buffalo Bop — Click Records 1963

The Ragtime Wranglers “Bronco Boogie” from Groove a Tune on Sonic Rendezvous — Background/ambient

Patsy Cline “Gotta Lot of Rhythm in My Soul” from 50 Golden Greats: The Complete Early Years on Empire Records — Decca Records 1959

Whitey Knight “Another Brew, Bartender” from n/a on Sage and Sand 45 — Sage and Sand Records 1956

The Joel Patterson Trio “Pedal Madness” from Steel Is Real on Ventrella Records —

Wayne Hancock “Two String Boogie” from Slingin' Rhythm on Bloodshot Records —

Johnny Horton “Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor” from Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton (1956-1960) on Columbia Legacy — Columbia Records 1957

Dick Stubbs “Hillbilly Swing” from Various:Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & The Honky Tonk Blues, Vol. 3 on Jasmine Records — Background/ambient

Tommy Allsup & The Raiders “Jambalaya” from Twistin' The Country Classics on Master Classics Records — Background/ambient

Fats Domino “Jambalaya” from n/a on Imperial Records 45 — Imperial Records 1962

The 5 Royales “You Didn't Learn It at Home” from n/a on King Records 45 — King Records 1955

The Love Notes “Sweet Lulu” from Various: Jukebox Doo Wop on Goldenlane Records — Riviera Records 1954

The Hi-Liters “I Ain’t Giving Up Nothing” from Various: Doo Wop Classics, Vol. 12 on Essential Media Group — Celeste Records 1956

Little Brother Brown “Goof Boogie” from Various: The Okeh Rhythm & Blues Story 1949-1957 on Okeh/Legacy/Epic — Background/ambient

Big Maybelle “New Kind of Mambo” from Big Maybelle: The Complete Okeh Sessions 1952-'55 on Epic/Legacy — Okeh 1954

Terry Timmons “Got Nobody to Love” from Various: Please Don’t Freeze, Vol. 3 on Trikout — RCA Records 1952

The Millionaires “Arkansas Jane” from Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 2 on Past Perfect — Cadillac Records 1962

Sonny and the Eagles “Surfin’ Monkey” from Everybody Monkey on United Artists — Background/ambient

The Cranktones “Fireball” from Unreleased Track on N/A — See them 2/18/17 at the Midway at 4:00 PM—with Easy Ed’s Record Hop.

Sara Lee and the Spades “Jim Dandy” from Various: Real Black Rhythm on Still Records — Rebel Records 1961

Pat Harris And The Blackjacks “Hippy Hippy Shake” from n/a on Pye 45 — Pye Records 1963

The Ardells “Stronger than Dirt” from Various: The 60's Hipster Lounge on Garage Masters Records — Background/ambient

Eddie and the Showmen “Movin’” from Various: Toes on The Nose on Ace Records — Liberty Records 1964

Terry and Pirates “What Did He Say” from Various: Greasy Rock ‘n’ Roll, Vols 3 and 4 on Blakey Holdings — Chess Records 1958

The Trashmen “King of the Surf” from Bird Call! The Twin City Stomp Of The Trashmen on Sundazed — Garrett Records 1963

The Neatbeats “Road-Hug Rubber” from Road-Hug Rubber 45 on Soundflat Records — Background/ambient

The Go-Getters “You Don't Love Me” from Real Gone on Part Records

Andy Anderson “You Shake Me Up” from Various: The Last Great Rockabilly Saturday Night on Stomper Time Records — Apollo Records 1959

Jay Gallegher “Crazy Legs” from Various: Do the Bop on Buffalo Bop — Dixie Records 1959

Wanda Jackson “Tongue Tied” from Right or Wrong on Bear Family Records — Capitol Records 1961

Alton Joseph and The Jokers “The Other Place” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 5 on Buffalo Bop Records — Background/ambient

The Rip 'Em Ups “Bailamos Rock N Roll” from Killswitch! on Rhythm Bomb Records

The Champs “Midnighter” from n/a on Challenge 45 — Challenge Records 1958

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Archive for January 27 Show/Cranktones Feb 18/Nashville Boogie!

Hi, folks.

I hope you're having a great weekend. If you missed Friday's broadcast you can find the (always free) archive right here. See below for the list of songs from this episode. Enjoy, and thanks for listening!

On February 18, don't miss The Cranktones at the Midway! Early show (4:00-8:00 PM), with Easy Ed's Record Hop spinning the platters whenever the band isn't onstage. All ages. For details, see the Facebook event page.

Many thanks to Kathy Wade for her poster design. Isn't this cool?

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I'm honored and excited to be DJing the Nashville Boogie in May 2017. Yow! Check out that lineup! 

Here's What We Played on January 27, 2017

Jericho Jones “Black Magic” from Various: Young and Wild on Buffalo Bop — Todd Records 1959

Jerry Lee Lewis “Friday Nights” from Classic Jerry Lee Lewis on Bear Family — Sun Records 1958

Kieron McDonald “Louanne” from Shake That Thing on Tagalong Records

Mike Cushman and the Interludes “Playtoy” from Various: Step Out on Buffalo Bop — Leo’s Records 1958

The Shakers “Rockin’ at 47” from n/a on Bishop 45 — Background/ambient

Lil' Mo's Unholy 4 “Too Young to Marry” from Rapture on Rhythm Bomb Records. See them, and many other outstanding acts, this September at the New England Shake-Up.

Mike Brewer “I’m All Through with You” from Various: Rock-A-Socka Hop!, Vol. 3 on Classics Records — Gaill Records 1964

Ricky Nelson “One of These Mornings” from Ricky Rocks on Bear Family Records — Imperial Records 1958

The Ernie Freeman Combo “Shape Up” from n/a on Imperial Records 45 — Background/ambient

Marlon “Madman” Mitchell “Ice Cold Baby” from Various: Ice Cold on Buffalo Bop — Vena Records 1957

The Johnny Burnette Trio “Lonesome Train (on a Lonesome Track)” from The Johnny Burnette Trio: Rockbilly Boogie on Bear Family Records — Coral Records 1957

The Flea Bops “Gotta Bop” from Gotta Bop on Vinylux Records —

Jonnie Aluani and His Orchestra “Hawaiian Starlight” from Hawaiian Interlude on Spinorama Records (LP) — Background/ambient

Eddie Noack “Walk 'em Off” from n/a on D Records 45 — D Records 1958

Billy Walker “I've Got Leaving on My Mind” from Various: Country Hicks, Vol. 4 and 5 on Barklog Recording Company — Columbia Records 1956

Sid King and His Five Strings “Blue Suede Shoes” from Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight on Bear Family Records — Columbia Records 1956

Russ Brian “The King of Hearts” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll with Piano, Vol. 5 on Collector Records — Horizon Records 1959

Herbie Remington “Station Break” from Various: Nashville Steel Guitar on Starday Records — Background/ambient

Tennessee Ernie Ford “Blackberry Boogie” from Capitol Collectors Series: Tennessee Ernie Ford on Capitol — Capitol Records 1952

The Lucky Stars “Sugar Mama” from Hollywood & Western on Ipecac Records. 
See them, and many other outstanding acts, this September at the New England Shake-Up. 

Bud Isaacs “Bud's Bounce” from Bud's BounceBackground/ambient on Bear Family Records — Background/ambient

Joe Houston “The Hully” from n/a on Combo 45 — Background/ambient

The Sugar Daddys “Saturday Night” from their forthcoming 45.

Gus Jenkins “Tricky” from n/a on Flash 45 — Background/ambient

Roy Brown “Diddy-Y-Diddy-O” from n/a on Imperial 45 — Imperial Records 1957

Varetta Dillard “Promise Mr. Thomas” from n/a on Savoy Jazz 45 — Savoy Records 1955

The Pastels “Let’s Go to the Rock & Roll Ball” from n/a — Argo Records 1958

Bobby Day “Teenage Philosopher” from n/a on Rendezvous 45 — Rendezvous Records 1960

Jackie Wilson “Love Train” from n/a on Coral — Repro or nonissued reissue.

Count Basie “The Basie Twist” from n/a on Roulette 45 — Roulette Records 1961/Background/ambient

The Upsetters “Let’s Get a Thing Going” from n/a on Little Star 45 — Background/ambient

Big Mama Thornton “Don't Talk Back” from n/a on Irma Records 45 — Answer song to “Don’t Let Go”

Slim Harpo “I Got Love if you Want It” from I'm a King Bee on Flyright — Excello Records 1957

Earl Hooker “Tanya” from Essential Blues on Master Classics Records — Background/ambient

Roy Montrell “Oooh – Wow” from n/a on Specialty 45 — Specialty Records 1956

Bo Diddley “Road Runner” from n/a on Checker 45 — Checker Records 1959

The Ambertones “Cruise” from n/a on Newman 45 — Newman Records 1965

Tonni Kalash “The Boss” from n/a on King Records 45 — King Records 1962

Porkey Harris & The Sophisti-Cats “Pot Holder” from Various: Toast of the Coast on Ace Records — Background/ambient

The Orchids “Loco Twist” from Twistin' at the Roundtable with the Orchids on Roulette — Background/ambient

Bruce Johnston “Ramrod” from Surfer's Pajama Party on Collector's Choice

The Fabulous Cyclones “Cyclone” from Various: Rock 'N' Roll Jungle on Master Classics Records — Background/ambient

The Cranktones “Cotton Pickin' Rocker” from Vibrate with The Cranktones on Rhubarb Records — See them 2/18/17 at the Midway at 4:00 PM—with Easy Ed’s Record Hop.

Alton and Jimmy “Made In The Shade” from Still Shakin' on Enviken Records — Originally unreleased

The Moonlighters “Rock-A-Bayou Baby” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll Orgy, Vol. 2 on Flesh Den — Tara Records 1958

Eddie and The Flatheads “I'm a Mad Man” from Shakin' The Shack on Tail Records — Tail Records 1998/

The Hawk “In The Mood” from Various: 706 Union Instrumentals on Charly — Background/ambient

The 24th Street Wailers “Can't Fight It” from Where Evil Grows on Lmb Records —

The Space Cadets “Awakadeeawaadoo” from Rockin’ with the Space Cadets on Rhythm Rock-It Records —

Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers “Boppin'n'Shakin'” from Who’s Gonna Rock Ya?

Johnny and The Hurricanes “Thunderbolt” from Johnny and The Hurricanes on Warwick — Background/ambient

Ray Harris “Come on Little Mama” from Various: Let's Bop! Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 1 on AVI — Sun Records 1956

Mickey Hawks & The Night Raiders “Cotton Pickin'” from Various: The Best of Profile Records on PRCD — Background/ambient

The Mystery Gang “Baby That’s What I Like” from Wild 50’s Nights, Part 1 on Sunhill 49 Records —

The Playboys “Ritchie's Rumba” from Easy Rockin' on Vinyl Japan — Vinyl Japan

Monday, January 16, 2017

Our January 13 Show

Hi, folks.

Thanks for your interest in the show! If you missed the January 13 program you can listen to the archive at any time. Just click here. The songs we played this time out are listed below.

Our next broadcast is scheduled for January 27. On February 18 I'll be spinning live with the Cranktones at the Midway (early show). And remember our regular live DJ night, Primitive Sounds, takes place at Brass Union in Somerville twice a month. Our next outing: January 25.

Mysterious trivia for instrumental fans: Radio continues to be fun for me because I learn new things all the time. For instance: On this episode I played a fantastic instrumental called "Purple Crackle" by Jimmy Jeffers and The Jokers (Target Records 1960) from a CD compilation called "Strummin' Mental, Vol. 1" on Crypt Records. (Hear it here.) Loyal listener Karl called in to correct me. No, he says, that track is "Tom Tom" by Carl Newman--Trio Records 1960. (Find that one here.) To my ears they are not only the exact same song, but the exact same recording of the song. They sound identical. So, what's the real story? Further info would be appreciated, listeners, if you have any. 


Here's what we played on the show:

Billy Eldridge "Let's Go Baby" from "Imperial Rockabillies, Vol. 1" on Liberty -- Vulco Records 1959 

Lew Lewis and the Twilight Trio "How Could You Be so Mean" from "Red Hot Baby" on The Western Star Recording Company 

The Jades "Blue Black Hair" from "Various: Rock and Roll Dance Party, Vol. 4" on RRDP -- Oxboro Records 1964 

Tony Greco "Something Else" from "Various: Teenage Rockabilly" on Rock-A-Billy Records 

The Mysterions "Downhill" from "Various: Strummin' Mental! Part Two" on Crypt Records -- Background/ambient 

Eddie Cochran "Sweetie Pie" from "n/a" -- Liberty Records 1960 

Joe South "I'm Snowed" from "n/a" on NRC 45 -- NRC Records 1958 

Two Chaps "No More" from "n/a" on Atlantic 45 -- Atlantic Records 1958 

Roy Head and The Traits "One More Time (Alternate Version) [Take 2]" from "Live it Up!" on Norton Records -- The released take came out on TNT Records in 1959. Hope you feel better soon, Roy Head! 

Duane Eddy "Just to Satisfy You" from "Duane A Go Go Go" on Colpix -- Background/ambient 

Robert & Gene Wilson "Jamboree Rock" from "Various: Wild Rock & Roll Instrumentals" on Collector Records -- Background/ambient 

Phil Gray & the Go Boys "Pepper Hot Baby" from "Various: Virginia Rocks! The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth" on JSP Records -- Rhythm Records 1956 

Sandy Lee "Ballin’ Keen" from "Various: Teen Beat: Hip Chicks and Hot Mamas" on Teen Beat -- Santa Fe Records 1959 

Al Ferrier "Let's Go Boppin' Tonight" from "Al Ferrier and His Boppin' Billies" on Big Tone Records -- Goldband Records 1959. 

The Noble Brothers "Didn't It Rock" from "Various: Rockabilly Rarities, Vol. 4" on Yeaah! -- Challenge Records 1958 

Jake Calypso and His Red Hot "The Red Hot Boogie" from "Father and Sons" on Chickens Records

Darrel Higham and Jittery Jack "The Remedy" from "Darrel Higham Meets Jittery Jack!" on Foot Tapping Records -- Record release party at Atwoods' Tavern in Cambridge January 14 early 4:00 PM show. 

Darrel Higham and Jittery Jack "It Must Be Right" from "Darrel Higham Meets Jittery Jack!" on Foot Tapping Records 

Nero and The Gladiators "Boots" from "n/a" on Decca 45 -- Background/ambient 

Wayne Hancock (Featuring Rose Sinclair on Steel) "Over Easy" from "Slingin' Rhythm" on Bloodshot Records

Johnny Horton "I'm a One Woman Man" from "n/a" on Columbia 45 -- Columbia Records 1956 

Bradd Suggs With the Swingsters "Bop, Baby, Bop" from "Various: The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings" on Ace Records -- Meteor Records 1956 

Tommy Allsup & The Raiders "Slow Poke" from "Twistin' The Country Classics" on Master Classics Records -- Rest in peace, Tommy Allsup. 

Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers "The Honey Jump, Part 2" from "Hey Lollie Lollie!" on Ace Records -- Background/ambient 

Carmen Davis with Ernie Freeman’s Combo "No No Baby" from "n/a" on Middle-Tone 45 -- Middle-Tone Records 1956

LaVern Baker "Whipper Snapper" from "Soul on Fire: The Best of Lavern Baker" on Atlantic Records -- Atlantic Records 1958 

The Maharajahs "Why Don’t You Answer" from "n/a" on Flip Records 45 -- Flip Records 1958 

Jimmy Breedlove "Killer Diller" from "Rock 'n' Roll Music" on Official Records LP 

Joe Houston "Goofin'" from "Rock and Roll with Joe Houston" on Tops -- Background/ambient 

Gary U.S. Bonds "Not Me" from "n/a" on LeGrand 45 -- LeGrand 1961 

Wild Jimmy Spruill "Country Boy" from "n/a" on Vim Records 45 -- Vim Records 1962 

Tommy Louis "Wail Baby Wail" from "Various: Wild and Frantic" on Official Records -- Muriel Records 1965 

Carrie Grant & The Grandeurs "Mish Mash" from "n/a" on Newtown 45 -- Newtown Records 1963 

Elliot Shavers "Thin Possum" from "n/a" on Raja 45 -- Background/ambient 

Elvis Presley "His Latest Flame" from "From Nashville To Memphis: The Essential 60s Masters" on RCA -- RCA 1961

Jimmy “Frenchie” Lee (Mickey Gilley) "I Ain’t Givin’ Up Nothin’" from "n/a" on Scope Records 45 -- Scope Records 1962 

Conway Twitty "Reelin' and Rockin'" from "The Rock 'N' Roll Years" on Bear Family Records -- MGM 1960 

Tommy Allsup "Rave On" from "Buddy Holly Song Book" on Rollercoaster -- Background/ambient 

Lue Cazz "The Walk" from "n/a" on Vee Jay 45 -- Vee Jay Records 1963 

Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks "Baby Jean" from "Mr. Dinamo" on Discos Cada / The Orchard 

The Fanatic IV "Warpath" from "n/a" on Showdown 45

The Cranktones "Lover's Curse" from "Vibrate with The Cranktones" on Rhubarb Records -- See them 2/18 at the Midway (with Easy Ed’s Record Hop) 

And 1/21 at Atwoods’ in Cambridge. 

Gary Usher "Power Shift" from "Various: Muscle Bustle" on Ace Records -- Background/ambient 

The Jokers "Purple Crackle" from "Various: Strummin' Mental! Part One" on Crypt Records -- Target Records 1960 

Marcel Bontempi "Shag Rag" from "Witches Spiders Frogs & Holes (Demos & Recordings 2009 -2014)" on Stag-o-Lee Records

Scotty McKay "Rollin' Dynamite" from "That'll Flat Git It, Vol. 20 - Rockabilly from the Vaults of Event Records" on Bear Family Records GmbH -- Event Records 1959 

Little Joe Allen "Tiger" from "Various: Tattle Tale" on Buffalo Bop Records -- MCM Records 1958 

The Dynamics "Later On" from "Various: Strummin' Mental! Part Two" on Crypt Records -- Background/ambient 

The Hi-Winders "309" from "The Hi-Winders Story" on Lenox

The Busters "Bust Out" from "Various: Teen Beat, Vol. 4" -- Background/ambient 

The 24th Street Wailers "Don't Cross Me" from "Where Evil Grows" on Lmb Records