Sunday, November 26, 2017

Easy Ed's Variety Hour: November 24 Broadcast/Podcast + The Cranktones December 2 (Afternoon Show)




Hi, folks!

If you missed our November 24 broadcast, or would like to hear it again, just follow this link to find the always free archive MP3. As always, thanks for listening! This episode's songs are listed below.

December 2: Don't miss the Cranktones at the Midway (with Easy Ed's Record Hop). This is an early, all-ages show--very early: 3:00 PM doors. The show ends at 7:00. See you there!

The Midway
3496 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

3:00 PM doors.

Advance tickets available at the Midway's site





Here are the songs from last Friday's show.

The Morgan Twins “Let's Get Going” from n/a on RCA Victor 45 — RCA Victor 1958

Jeanie Dell “Hey Willy” from Various: Rock Girls Rock on Collector Records — Josie Records 1960

The Collins Kids “Hoy Hoy” from The Rockinest on Bear Family — Columbia Records 1958

Marti Brom “Great Shakin' Fever” from Wise to You! on Goofin' Records

The Teen Beats “Guitar Boogie” from Various: Early Canadian Rockers, Vol 6 and 7 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Wildfire Willie and The Ramblers “She Just Tears Me Up” from Various: Jump Cats It's Wild, Vol. 2 on Tail Records

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

The Originals “Scatter Shot” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll with Piano, Vol. 18 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Cranktones “My Baby, My Darlin'” from n/a on N/A — Unreleased rehearsal recording. See the Cranktones December 2 at the Midway (with Easy Ed’s Record Hop)

Bill Bryan & The Goldtones “Rockin' Chair” from n/a on Pike 45 — Pike Records 1962

Bob Luman “Guitar Picker” from Bob Rocks on Bear Family Records — Warner Brothers 1959 (originally unissued)

The Invaders “Disc Jockey” from Various: Frantic Early Rock Instrumentals on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Mee Kats “You Shake Me Up” from Let's Go Boppin' on Skip Record

Elvis Presley “Mystery Train” from The Sun Sessions CD: Elvis Presley on RCA — Sun Records 1955

Jimmy Haggett “Rock Me Baby” from Various: Rock Baby Rock It, Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 3 on AVI — Sun Records 1956 (originally unissued)

Ray Smith “Shake Around” from Various: Rock Baby Rock It, Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 on AVI — Sun Records 1958 (originally unissued

The Millionaires “Rock and a Half” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 2 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

Roy Sludge (The Coachmen) “Tombstone Every Mile” from The Turner Sessions on unreleased — See him 11/26 at Sally O’Brien’s (6:00 PM)

The Delmore Brothers “Beale Street Boogie” from Various: King Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie on Ace Records — 1947 (originally unreleased)

Sonny Starns “Tangi-Paho” from Various: Hoodlum Rockin' on Collector Records — Silon Records (date?)

Phil Baugh “Chattanooga” from Live Wire! on Sundazed — Background/ambient

The Platters “Bark, Battle, and Ball” from n/a on Mercury 45 — Mercury 1955

The Harptones “Gimme Some” from n/a on Andrea 45 — Andrea Records 1956

El Dorados “Crazy Little Mama” from n/a on Vee-Jay 45 — Vee-Jay Records 1955

The Vibes “Come Back Baby” from n/a on ABC 45 — ABC Records 1957

Freddy King “In the Open” from Blues Guitar Hero, Vol. 1 on Ace Records — Background/ambient

Howlin’ Wolf “You’ll Be Mine” from n/a on Chess 45 — Chess Records 1962

Joe Houston “Chitlun's Twist” from Joe Houston Blows Crazy on Ace Records — Crown Records 1962, but that song was recorded by J.H. under different names. A wig-flipper no matter what you call it though.

Johnny Jones with the Jimmy Beck Orchestra “Fiesta” from Johnny Jones: The Session Years, 1956-1966 on Super Bird Records — Background/ambient

Piano Slim and His Rockin’ Four “Lot of Shakin’, Lot of Jivin’” from n/a on C and P 45 — C and P 1959

Choker Campbell “Walking On My Thin Sole Shoes” from n/a on Apt 45 — Apt Records 1958

Curtis Carrington “I’m Gonna Catch You” from n/a on Fury 45 — Fury Records 1958

King Curtis and The Noble Knights “Twistin' Time” from Soul Twist: The Complete Enjoy Sessions on Charly Records — Background/ambient

Little Willie John “Leave My Kitten Alone” from n/a on King 45 — King Records 1959

The Ikettes “Come on and Truck” from n/a on Atco 45 — Atco Records 1962

Bobby Freeman “Fever” from n/a on King 45 — King Records 1964

Carl and The Commanders “Farmer John” from n/a on Cameo 45 — Cameo Records 1961

Dave “Baby” Cortez “Scotty (Part One)” from n/a on Winley 45 — Background/ambient

Bill Doggett “Hully Gully Twist” from n/a on Warner Brothers 45 — Background/ambient

The Echo Tones “Low Down Guitar” from Various: Early Canadian Rockers, Vol 6 and 7 on Collector Records — Soltan Records 1963. INCREDIBLE!

The Astronauts “Unchain My Heart” from Unchain My Heart

King Size Taylor
“Bad Boy” from n/a on Decca Records 45 — Decca Records 1963

The Emperors “Laughin' Linda” from n/a on Wickwire 45 — Wickwire Records 1965

Al Casey “Monte Carlo” from Cookin’ on Sundazed — Background/ambient

Jimmy Thurman “Pretty Baby” from n/a on Sparkette 45 — Sparkette Records 1959

Kieron McDonald “A Little Love” from Shake That Thing on Tagalong Records

Joey Castle “That Ain't Nothin' But Right” from The Rarest Rockabilly Album In The World Ever on Chrome Dreams — RCA Victor 1958

Gene Vincent “Dance In The Street” from Gene Vincent: The Road Is Rocky on Bear Family Records — Capitol Records 1958

The Jaguars “Jaguar” from Various: Action Packed on Be! Sharp — Background/ambient

The Cranktones “Lover's Curse” from Vibrate with The Cranktones on Rhubarb Records — See the Cranktones December 2 at the Midway (with Easy Ed’s Record Hop) 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

October 27 Broadcast




Hi, folks!

If you missed Friday's live broadcast, or want to hear it again, just click here to find the always-free archive MP3. Scroll down to see the list of songs we played this time out. Thanks for listening!



November 18: Easy Ed Presents Deke Dickerson and Jittery Jack (with Easy Ed's Record Hop)


Deke will be back for a rare East Coast show at the Rockwell in Somerville, MA. It's a 200-capacity room, so advance tickets are highly recommended. See the following links for details.

https://therockwell.org/shows/deke-dickerson/


Here's what we played on October 27:

Ward Darby “Peepin’ John” from Various: The Porter Record Story on Bear Family Records

Robert Gill and the Dreamers “Baby That’s Alright” from n/a on Wonder 45 — Wonder Records 1958

Ronnie Pearson “I Dig That Gal the Most” from Various: Rockin' from Coast to Coast, Vol. 2 on Ace Records — Herald Records 1958

The Lancers “My Little Girl” from Various: Virginia Rocks! The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth on JSP Records — Panther Records 1964

Buddy Love “Heartbreak Hotel” from Various: Greasy Rock 'n' Roll, Vols. 1 and 2 on Blakey Holdings — Proud Records 1964

The 4 El-Moroccos “To-Bango” from Various: Solid Original Rock on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Deke Dickerson and The Modern Sounds “Mexicali rose” from Live at Duff's on Major Label Records —See Deke, Jittery Jack, and Easy Ed’s Record Hop 11/18 at the Rockwell in Somerville. Advance tickets highly recommended!

Jittery Jack “Boston Baby” from Gonna Have a Time with Jittery Jack on Annabelle Records — http://jitteryjack.com/

The Royal Tones “Royal Shuffle” from Various: Solid Original Rock on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Trini Lopez “Rock On” from n/a on King 45 — King Records 1959

Johnny Guitar Watson “Deana Baby” from n/a on Keen Records 45 — Keen Records 1958

Bobby Bare “Vampira” from n/a on Jack Pot Records 45 (reissue) — Jack Pot Records 1958

The Untouchables “Blue Chip Bounce (Part 1)” from Various: Rock & Roll With Piano Vol. 10 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Cochran Brothers “I'm Ready” from The Eddie Cochran Box Set on EMI — 1956 (originally unissued)

Doyle Wilson “You’re The One for Me” from Various: Rock til You Drop! on Classics Records — Lamp Records 1958

The Vargas Brothers “Hooked on You Baby” from Rockin' Blues on Wild Records

Dickie Damron “Gonna Have a Party Tonight” from Various: Shakin' Up North on Bear Family Records — Laurel Records 1959

Ray Allen “Hot Rod” from Hurry Up! on Rhythm Bomb Records — Background/ambient

The Texas Blue Dots “You Ain’t Got” from n/a on Jet Tone 45

Carl Perkins “You Can Do No Wrong” from Carl Perkins: Original Sun Greatest Hits on Rhino Records — Sun Records 1957 (originally unissued)

Sonny Rogers and The Kingpins “Look Who's Cryin' Now” from Sonny Rogers and the Kingpins on Enviken Records

Howard Herbert and the Pleasure Seekers “Rockin' Country Style” from Various: Sweet Little Boppin' on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Louis Prima “Whistle Stop” from The Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima on Capitol Records — Capitol Records 1957

Johnny Early “Swing Me Baby” from a mysterious lo-fi repro 45.

John Fred and His Playboys “Shirley” from n/a on Paula 45 — Paula Records 1958

Earl Bostic “Tut Strut” from n/a on King 45 — Background/ambient

Fats Domino “The Fat Man” from They Call Me The Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings on EMI — Imperial Records 1952

Fats Domino “I'm Ready” from I'm Ready on Imperial 45 — Imperial Records 1959

Bobby Page & The Riff Raffs “Ginning” from Roy Boogie Boy Perkins on Ace — Background/ambient

The Sounds “Cold Chills” from n/a on Modern 45 — Modern Records 1955

The Nitecaps “Sweet Thing” from n/a on Groove 45 — Groove Records 1956

The Squires
“Sweet Girl” from n/a on Vita Records 45 — Vita Records 1955

James Brown “Chonnie-On-Chon” from James Brown: Roots of a Revolution on Polygram — Federal Records 1956

Vinny Lee and the Spunkys “Spunky” from n/a on Lee Records 45 — Background/ambient

The Quails “Over the Hump” from n/a on Harvey 45 — Harvey Records 45

Little Willie John “Don’t Play with Love” from n/a on King 45 — King Records 1963

Al Taylor and the Poodles “The Ripple” from n/a on United Artists 45 — Background/ambient

Tic and Toc
“Jibba Jab” from Various: Las Vegas Grind, Part 1 on Crypt Records — RCA Records 1956

Paul Griffin “Rag Doll Baby” from n/a on Golden Crest 45 — Golden Crest Records 1957

Doug Sahm and The Dell Kings “Slow Down” from Various: I Hate CDs on Norton Records — Harlem Records 1960

Johnny James and His Invictas “Mr. Twister” from n/a on Venus 45 — Background/ambient

The Reknowns
“Rockin' and Rehearsing” from We Two Rock on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Lue Cazz “The Walk” from n/a on Vee-Jay Records 45 — Vee Jay Records 1963

The Margraves “The Whip” from Primitive Beat on Rhythm Bomb Records

Marcel Bontempi “Crawfish” from n/a on O-HA Records 45 — O-HA Records 2017

The Three Suns “Volcano” from n/a on RCA 45 — Background/ambient

The Teen Beats “Big Bad Boss Beat” from n/a on Original Sound 45 — Original Sound Records 1964

Ritchie Valens “Ooh! My Head” from n/a on Del-Fi 45 — Del-Fi Records 1959

The Velaires “Ubangi Stomp” from n/a on Jamie 45 — Jamie Records 1962

The Fathoms “Dune Buggy” from Fathomless on Musick Recordings — Deluxe reissue of the classic LP with bonus tracks.

Les De Merle “Glendale Stomp Off” from n/a on Tournament 45 — Background/ambient

Ray Scott “You Drive Me Crazy” from Various: The Last Great Rockabilly Saturday Night on Stomper Time Records — Satellite Records 1959

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Easy Ed's Variety Hour October 13, Deke Dickerson November 18, Primitive Sounds October



Hi, folks.


If you missed last night's show you can find the (always free) archive MP3 right here. If you enjoy the show, let us know! Requests for future shows are always welcome.

Scroll down to see the list of songs from this show. I have to type all of that stuff in while I'm on the air, so I might as well share it with you guys. :-)


November 18: Easy Ed Presents Deke Dickerson and Jittery Jack (with Easy Ed's Record Hop)


Deke will be back for a rare East Coast show at the Rockwell in Somerville, MA. This is an exclusive event, not a tour. Jittery Jack and Easy Ed's Record Hop are also on the bill.

The Rockwell is a 200-capacity room, so advance tickets are highly recommended. Click here for ticket information and additional info.





Here's our Primitive Sounds DJ Schedule for October. Stop by Brass Union on October 18. I'll be spinning records with Dinos Mekios, host of the Record Hospital on WHRB in Cambridge.

Brass Union--70 Union Square, Somerville, MA--two doors down from The Independent. Flier design by Forrest Plassmann.


Here's What We Played on Last Night's Show!


The Dave and Deke Combo “Lookin' for Money” from There's Nothing Like an Old Hillbilly on Bucket-Lid Records —See Deke, Jittery Jack, and Easy Ed’s Record Hop 11/18 at the Rockwell in Somerville November 18.

Chuck and Gene “Curfew” from Various: Bad Boy on Buffalo Bop — R-Dell Records 1958

Jerry Lee Lewis “Break Up” from n/a on Sun Records 45 — Sun Records 1958

Mickey Gilley “Down The Line” from n/a on Astro Records 45 — Astro Records 1965

Aisha Khan “Make a Grown Man Cry” from Aishaddiction! on El Toro Records

The Prem Airs “Premier Rock” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 7 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

Gene Vincent “You Better Believe” from Gene Vincent: The Road Is Rocky on Bear Family Records — Capitol Records 1957

Wildfire Willie and The Ramblers “Dog My Cats”  — Unreleased sound board recording. Road Agents Car show East Hartford, CT, 2002. I have a recording of their entire set. A prized possessions

The Corvairs “Something Wild” from Various: 50's & 60's Wild Guitar Instrumentals on Red Devil Records — Background/ambient

Rocket J “I Don’t Mind Being Free” from Rocket Baby on Squirrel-Tone 45

Merlene Garner “You’re It” from n/a on Davco 45 — Davco Records 1960

Wanda Jackson “Sticks and Stones” from Right or Wrong on Bear Family Records — Capitol Records 1961

The Bill Black Combo “Slippin’ and Sliddin’” from Let's Twist-Her/The Untouchable Sound of Bill Black's Combo on Hi Records (UK)— Background/ambient

Roy Head “Teenage Letter” from n/a on Back Beat 45 — Back Beat Records 1964

Bob and the Bandits “I’m Gonna Stop Cryin’” from Various: Rock-A-Socka Hop!, Vol. 3 on Classics Records — Loki Records 1959

Jim Hunter and His Princeton Tigers “Twist Tina Twist” from Various: Let’s Rock Now on Collector Records — Adore Records 1961

The Ventures “Yellow Jacket” from Walk Don't Run: The Best of the Ventures on EMI — Background/ambient

Charles Senns “Dig Me a Crazy Record” from Various: One More Record Please on Bear Family — OJ Records 1958

The Infernos “Three or Four Nights” from Don't Know What You're Missin' on Pink 'n' Black Records

Bill Ferguson “Dark and Stormy” from Various: Get With The Beat: The Marvel Masters on Rykodisc — Marvel Records 1963

Kenny Parchman “Treat Me Right” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 14 on Bear Family — Sun Records 1957 (originally unissued)

Jerry Byrd “Byrd's Boogie” from Byrd's Expedition on RWA — Background/ambient

The Hula Girls “Okole Maluna” from Jungle Beach Party on Atomic Records — www.thehulagirls.bigcartel.com/

Freddie Mitchell “Moon Dog Boogie” from Various: The Big Horn on Proper Records — Background/ambient

Bernice Gooden “Penny, Nickle, Dime, Quarter (On A Teen-Age Date)” from n/a on Capitol 45 — Capitol Records 1955

The Videos “Trickle Trickle” from n/a on Casino 45 — Casino Records 1958

Fats Domino “Be My Guest” from n/a on Imperial 45 — Imperial Records 1959

The Jackson Brothers “We're Gonna Rock This Joint Tonight” from Various: The R&B Years 1952 on Boulevard Vintage — RCA Victor 1952

The Upsetters “Hot Peppers” from The Upsetters on La Cienega — Background/ambient

Charles "Hungry" Williams “So Glad You're Mine” from Various: The Cosimo Matassa Story on Proper Records — Checker Records 1956

Lee Maye “Honey Honey” from n/a on Imperial 45 — Imperial Records 1961

Gary U.S. Bonds “Do the Bumpsie” from n/a on LeGrand 45 — LeGrand Records 1965

Googie Rene “Big Time” from n/a on Class Records 45 — Background/ambient

Big Sam and the House Wreckers “At the Party” from n/a on Eric 45 — Eric Records 1962

Little Bessie “For Your Love” from n/a on Amy 45 — Amy Records 1961

The Tabbys “Hong Kong Baby” from n/a on Cleopatra 45 — Cleopatra Records 1963

Johnny Moore And His New Blazers “Bullfrog” from n/a on Sparkle 45 (reissue)

The Souljers “Chinese Checkers” from n/a on Rampart 45 — Background/ambient

The White Caps “Fender Vendor” from n/a on Blue River Records 45 — Background/ambient

The Tornadoes “Scalpin' Party” from Various: Elemental Instrumentals on Ace Records — Cuca Records 1962 /For Karl

Scotty McKay “You Can Dance” from n/a on SS Records 45

Chris Montez “Some Kind’ a Fun” from Chris Montez: Let's Dance (The Monogram Sides) on Ace Records — Monogram Records 1962

The Margraves “She Shakes” from Primitive Beat on Rhythm Bomb Records

Renaud Veluzat And the String Twisters “Your Excellency” from Various: The Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 45 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

The Epics “The Romp” from Various: Let’s Rock Now on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Bop Thrills “Roadhouse Boogie” from Self Released on N/A

The Johnny Burnette Trio “Rockbilly Boogie” from n/a on Coral 45 (reiisue) — Coral Records 1957

The Hi-QsI Got The Bug” from Various: Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend #9 on VLV

Jackie Dallas and the Tiaras “Bullmoose” from Various: The Texas Box on Be Sharp Records — Alliance Records 1960

The Night-Niks “Shawnee” from n/a on Swan 45 — Background/ambient

Jittery Jack “Little Red Book” from Gonna Have a Time with Jittery Jack on Annabelle Records — See them 10/14 in Salem MA 

New Dimensions “Black Top” from Deuces and Eights on Rockbeat Records — Background/ambient

The Fathoms “Koolerator” from Fathomless on Musick Recordings — Deluxe reissue of the classic LP with bonus tracks.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Easy Ed's Variety Hour--September 29 Broadcast







Hi, folks!

If you missed our last broadcast (September 29) you can find the free archive right here. On this show we feature brand new music from the Margraves, the Hula Girls, and Rocket J.; an incredible, never-before-broadcast home recording by the Hell Divers; news from last weekend's New England Shake-Up and the upcoming Ponderosa Stomp--stellar events, both; and new 45s acquired in recent travels--plus lots of classic rockabilly, hillbilly, R&B, and rock 'n' roll. 

As always, we greatly appreciate your listenership. If you like the show, let us know! You can send messages and requests to our Facebook page. We'll be back with a new show in two weeks. Thanks!

Here's what we played:

Jerry Lee Lewis “Drinkin' Wine Spodee-O-Dee” from Ferriday Fireball on Charly — Sun Records 1959 (?). Originally unissued.

Charlie Rich “Rebound” from n/a on Phillips International 45 — Phillips International 1958

The Sureshots “Don’t Treat Me This Way” from Sure Hot on Tail Records

Billy Match and the Starfires “I Want My Baby” from Various: The Florida Box on Be Sharp Records — Starday Records 1957

The Electras “High Voltage” from Various: Early Rockin’ Gold on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Maylon Humphries “Worried About You Baby” from Various: That’ll Flat Git It! Vol. 10 on Bear Family Records — Chess Records 1957 (originally unissued)

Macy Skipper “Quicksand Love” from n/a on Light 45 — Light Records 1958

B.B. Cunningham “Tantrum” from Various: Hot Rockin’ Music from Memphis on Stomper Time Records — Background/ambient

Kenny Loran “Top Man” from n/a on Capitol 45 — Capitol Records 1959

The Raiders “Hocus Pocus” from n/a on Andex 45 — Andex Records 1958

Eddie Clendening “That’s Alright” from Eddie Clendening Is The Rage of The Teen-Age! on Wormtone Records

Bob Luman “You Were the Cause of it All” from Bob Rocks on Bear Family Records — Originally unissued 1955 recording

John Burke “I.H. Boogie” from Various: Early Canadian Rockers, Vol 6 and 7 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Hell Divers “Take It Easy Ellie” from n/a (home recording)

Johnny Horton “I'm Coming Home” from Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton (1956-1960) on Columbia Legacy — Columbia Records 1957

Don Helms “Big News” from Various: Nashville Steel Guitar on Starday Records — Background/ambient

Rusty and Doug Kershaw “Hey Sheriff” from Louisiana Men on Ace Records — Hickory Records 1958

The Dave and Deke Combo “I'm Gonna Tell” from There's Nothing Like an Old Hillbilly on Bucket-Lid Records — http://dekedickerson.com/

Lefty Frizzell “You're Humbuggin' Me” from Lefty Frizzell: Life's Like Poetry on Bear Family Records — Columbia Records 1958

Red Prysock “Red Speaks” from The Best of Red Prysock on AVI — Background/ambient

Buddy and Claudia Griffin “I Got a Secret” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll Mamas, Vol. 2 on Popcorn Records — Chess Records 1955

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters “Rock and Roll Wedding” from Hank Ballard and the Midnighters: Dancin' and Twistin' on Ace Records — Federal Records 1955

Tiny Topsy and the Charms “Come on, Come on, Come On” from n/a on King 45 — King Records 1957

The Ernie Freeman Combo “Puddin'” from Raunchy on Black Tulip — Background/ambient

Sticks and Bricks “Kiss the Pretty Girl Twice” from n/a on Josie 45 — Josie Records 1958

Johnny Otis “Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!” from n/a on Dig 45 — Dig Records 1956

The Red Tops “Caravan” from n/a on Glodus Records ‎45 — Background/ambient

Wilbert Harrison “Broke” from n/a on DOC 45 — DOC Records 1962

Rudy Ray Moore “Step It Up and Go” from n/a on Federal 45 — Federal Records 1956

Larry Darnell “Ramblin' Man” from Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 2 on Past Perfect — Deluxe Records 1955(?)

Al Garis “That’s All” from n/a on Glodis 45 — Glodis Records 1961

Dave Hamilton and the Peppers “Donna’s Cha-Cha” from n/a — Background/ambient

The Hula Girls “Return of the Hawaiian Eye” from Jungle Beach Party on Atomic Recording Company

The Margraves “Primitive Beat” from Primitive Beat on Rhythm Bomb Records

The Carnations “Scorpion” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 5 on Buffalo Bop — Tilt Records 1961

Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars “(Dance with The) Surfin' Band” from n/a on RCA 45 — RCA Records 1963

The G-Men “Raunchy Twist” from n/a on Groove Records 45 — Background/ambient

Eddie Walker and the Demons “Twistin’ Your Life Away” from n/a on Keet 45 — Keet Records 1963

George Darro “Southern Twist” from Various: Desperate Rock and Roll, Vol. 1 on Flame Records — Nationwide Records 1962

Angie and the Citations “I Wanna Dance” from Rockin' with Unknown Greats on Collector Records — Angela Records 1964

The Torquays “Escondido” from Various: Garpax Surf 'n' Drag on Ace Records — Background/ambient

Rocket J “Rocket Baby” from Rocket Baby on Squirrel-Tone 45

Bob and Lucille “What’s the Password” from n/a on Ditto Records 45 — Ditto Records 1959

The Collins Kids “Mercy” from The Rockinest on Bear Family — Columbia Records 1958

The Atlantics “Monkey Tree” from Various: Early Rockin’ Gold on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Larry O’Keefe “Rolling Stone” from Various: The Texas Box on Be Sharp Records — Pat-O-Rite Records 1959

Scotty Baker (with Darrel Higham “Girl I Need” from Lady Killer on El Toro Records — www.scottybaker.com.au/

Johnny Knight “Rock and Roll Guitar” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll Riot on Buffalo Bop — Morocco Records 1958

Gene Vincent “Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me” from Gene Vincent: The Road Is Rocky on Bear Family — Capitol Records 1957

The Fugitives “On Trial” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — D-Town Records 1965

Wes Dakus the Club 93 Rebels “Creepy” from Various: Early Canadian Rockers, Vol 6 and 7 on Collector Records

Monday, September 11, 2017

Easy Ed's Variety Hour Sept. 8 + Primitive Sounds Sept. 20 + The New England Shake-Up!







Hey, folks!


If you missed the September 9 broadcast you can find the always-free archive MP3 right here. This episode features selections by Benny Joy, Warren Smith, Vince and the Sun Boppers, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, The Lucky Stars, Nolan Strong and the Diablos; a brand new release by The Retrobaits; and a preview of bands coming our way next week for The New England Shake-Up. The list of songs we played this time out appears at the bottom of this post. Read on, tune in, and dig in!


Local folks, you have two chances to see Big Sandy next week--at the Shake-Up (Saturday night) and at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge on September 19


This is going to be GREAT! Come on down to Brass Union in Somerville on September 20 for a super-special Rockabilly edition of Primitive Sounds. Easy Ed's Record Hop will be spinning with three top DJs from out of town:

James (Los Angeles)
El Dedo (Phoenix)
Skeets (Montreal)

All 45s
All Killer, no Filler!

Early (8:00 PM) start. No cover!

Brass Union has an excellent sound system, dance floor, table games, extensive beer and cocktail selection, and great food. See you there!

Brass Union
70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143


Event flier by Mrs. Sludge.


The New England Shake-Up (September 22-24 in Sturbridge, MA) is almost here! Year five's band lineup features Sweden's Go Getters, The Barnshakers (Finland), Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, The Lucky Stars, Furious, Rockin' Lloyd Tripp,The Starjays, Lil' Mo and The Unholy 4, The 24th Street Wailers, and lots, lots more. A car show, dance classes, and fantastic DJs spinning records all weekend long. Easy Ed's Record Hop is excited to be on the bill for the fifth time.



Here's what we played on the September 8 show:

Billy Lee Riley “College Man” from Red Hot! The Best of Billy Lee Riley on AVI — Originally unissued/Sun Records 1957

The Sureshots “I Want to Be With You” from Sure Hot on Tail Records

Benny Joy “Bundle of Love” from Crash the Rockabilly Party on Ace Records — 1958 (originally unissued)

Ronnie Self “You're so Right for Me” from Various: Ain't I'm a Dog on Columbia Legacy — Columbia Records 1958

Vince and the Sun Boppers “It’s You” from Gone For Lovin” on Rhythm Bomb Records

Mike McAlister “I Don't Dig It” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll Orgy, Vol. 9 on Flesh Den — Hob Nob Records 1958

Alan Knight “Bertha Lou (Alternate Take)” from Various: The Songs of Johnny & Dorsey Burnette, Vol. 2 on Fury Records

Scott Engel with Count Dracula & the Boys “Good for Nothin'” from n/a on Orbit Records 45 — Orbit Records 1958

Mr. Big & The Littlemen “Something Else” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Background/ambient

Al Willis And the New Swingsters “She's My Little Baby” from Sock Beat Bop on Crazy Times Records

Warren Smith “I Like Your Kind of Love” from Warren Smith: Classic Recordings on Bear Family Records — Sun Records 1959 (originally unissued)

Janis Martin “Bang Bang” from The Female Elvis: Complete Recordings, 1956-60 on Bear Family Records — RCA Victor 1958

Barbara Tennant with the Hindle Butts Band “Rock, Baby, Rock” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Kudo Records 1958

Phil Baugh “Chattanooga” from Live Wire! on Sundazed — Background/ambient

Don Rader and The Five Stars “Rockin’ the Blues” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Strate 8 Records 1959

Al Terry “Watch Dog” from Hickory's Cajun Hillbilly on Ace Records — Hickory Records 1960

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “Draggen-it Boogie” from On the Go on No Hit Records — See him at the New England Shake-Up 9/22-9/24!

The Ragtime Wranglers “Red Rod Race” from 15 Smoking Tracks on Home Brew Records — Background/ambient

Moon Mullican “I Done It” from Moonshine Jamboree on Ace Records — King Records 1953

The Lucky Stars “Whose Hat Is That?” from Go to Town on Fate Records —  See them Sept. 22-24 at the New England Shake-Up in Sturbridge, MA.

Earl Bostic “Steamwhistle Jump” from The Earl Bostic Story 1945-55 3: Flamingo on Proper Records — Background/ambient

Mabel Scott “Catch ‘em Young” from Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 1 on Past Perfect — Coral Records 1951

H-Bomb Ferguson “Work for My Baby” from Various: Hey DJ! Play Some R&B Jivers!, Vol. 1 on Helllo Dare! Records

Shirley Gunter and The Queens “Oop Shoop” from Various: R&B Confidential, Vol. 1 on Ace Records — Flair Records 1955

Mamie Bradley “Feel Like a Million” from n/a on Sue Records 45 — Sue Records 1958

Clyde McPhatter “Lover Please” from n/a on Mercury 45 — Mercury Records 1962

Lee Allen and His Band “Boppin’ at The Hop” from n/a on Ember 45 — Background/ambient

Nolan Strong and the Diablos “Mind Over Matter” from n/a on Fortune 45 — Fortune Records 1962

Joe Carl “Too Hot to Handle” from Too Hot to Handle — Zynn Records 1960

Joe Coldwell “Rowdy Mae Is Back” from Various: Chicken Shack Boogie, Vol. 7 on Play Back Records — M.C. Records 1959

Baby Jean “If You Wanna” from Various: Jump and Shout! on Crypt Records — Stacy Records 1963

Elliott Shavers and His Blazers “Thin Possum” from Thin Possum — Background/ambient

Eddie Clearwater “Hey Bernadine” from Various: Badass Rockers on Blues Town Records — Federal Records 1962

Noble "Thin Man" Watts “Hot Tamales” from n/a on Baton Records 45 — Baton Records 1959

Ted Jarrett “Let’s Twist Slow and Easy” from n/a on Spar 45 — Spar Records 1962

Googie Rene “The Slide, Part 2” from n/a on Rendezvous 45 — Background/ambient

Aki Aleong and the Nobles “Hiawatha” from Come Surf with Me on Vee Jay LP — Vee Jay Records 1963

Bob Luman “Boston Rocker” from Various: Record Hop Madness, Vol. 1 on RHM — Warner Brothers 1961

The Tidal Waves “Farmer John” from n/a on HBR Records 45 — HBR Records 1966

The Favourite Sons “That Drivin' Beat” from n/a on Mercury 45 (reissue) — Mercury Records 1966

The Rivies “You Know What I Like” from Various: Frantic Early Rock Instrumentals on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Retrobaits “Heartache Comin’ Your Way” from Hey Mr. Bottle 45 on Western Star

Buddy Holly “Rock Around With Ollie Vee, November 1956 Version” from Hollybilly: Buddy Holly 1956: The Complete Recordings on El Toro Records — November 1956 Version

The Fireballs “Teekee” from The Fireballs on Ace Records — Background/ambient

The Barnshakers “Boppin' in Roswell” from Five Minutes To Live on Goofin —  See them Sept. 22-24 at the New England Shake-Up in Sturbridge, MA.

The Go Getters “Somebody's Been Rockin' My Boat” from Real Gone on Part Records —  See them Sept. 22-24 at the New England Shake-Up in Sturbridge, MA.

The 24th Street Wailers “Can't Fight It” from Where Evil Grows on Lmb Records —  See them Sept. 22-24 at the New England Shake-Up in Sturbridge, MA.

Link Wray & the Wraymen “Radar (Alternate Take)” from Slinky! The Epic Sessions, '58-'61 on Sundazed — Background/ambient