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

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Easy Ed's Variety Hour (August 25, 2017 Show) and Lots More!



Hi, folks!

First off, if you missed last Friday's show you can find the always-free archive MP3 right here, along with several years' worth of back episodes. I hope you enjoy it. If you do, let me know by hitting that Send Message button on our Facebook page. Thanks! 

The songs from this show are listed at the bottom of this blog post. 

We paid tribute to Sun Records great Sonny Burgess, who died on August 18, and talked about the upcoming New England Shake-Up Festival (great lineup!), as well as our expanded Primitive Sounds DJ night schedule. Read on details.



I feel fortunate to have seen Sonny Burgess perform several times--most recently at the Nashville Boogie this past June--and he never failed to put on a great show. I DJ'd a show he did in Boston a few years ago and another at the Red Hot and Blue Festival. He always seemed to have fun on stage, and had a positive attitude about playing live and show business in general. 


Sonny Burgess and the Pacers, Circa 1956


This past Saturday I purchased a lot of 45s from a junk store, and buried in one of the boxes was a clean copy of "We Wanna Boogie." Other clues in the boxes indicate that this was a '50s/'60s-era collection from a local resident. I've read that "Red Headed Woman" (the flip of "We Wanna Boogie") was popular in Boston when it first came out in 1956. 


Junk-Store Score. These Double 45 Boxes are Getting Hard to Find.

The Box Itself Ain't Much, But the Records Were Desirable and Very Clean.
Couldn't Find Much Info Online About This Long-Gone Shop Once Located Near Medford City Hall.



The New England Shake-Up (September 22-24 in Sturbridge, MA) is crazy-fun rockabilly party featuring excellent bands from around the world, a hot rod show, dance lessons, and all-night record hops. Year five's band lineup features Sweden's Go GettersThe 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. Easy Ed's Record Hop is very happy to be on the bill for the fifth time.






The Wednesday night before the Shake-Up we're doing a 4-DJ rockabilly event at Brass Union--a special edition of our regular rockin' Primitive Sounds night at that venue (8:00 PM start/no cover). Excited to be spinning with DJs James, El Dedo, and Skeets! (Poster design by Mrs. Sludge.)


Due to popular demand, starting in September Primitive Sounds will be at Brass Union every Wednesday evening. Our full September schedule:


9/6: Eric Penna spins with Easy Ed

9/13: Stacy Thornton spins with Forrest P.

9/20: Primitive Sounds Rockabilly Party (4 DJs):

James (Los Angeles)
El Dedo (Phoenix)
Skeets (Montreal)
Easy Ed (Boston)

9/22: Special Primitive Sounds Friday (Soul/Dance Party): Jason Thornton spins with Forrest P.

9/27: PJ Eastman spins with Easy Ed



November 18: Deke Dickerson is coming our way! Catch him at the Rockwell in Somerville, with Jittery Jack and Easy Ed's Record Hop! Advance tickets recommended for this one. See the event link for details(Poster design by Mrs. Sludge.)


Here's what we played on last night's show (August 25, 2017):


Joe Melson “Oh Yeah” from n/a on Hickory 45 — Hickory Records 1960

Elvis Presley “A Big Hunk O' Love” from n/a on RCA 45 — RCA Records 1959

Don Cole “Beulah Mae” from Various: The Porter Record Story on Bear Family Records — Originally unissued

Bob Luman “Try Me” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 3 on Bear Family Records — Capitol Records 1958

Jittery Jack “Gonna Have a Time” from Gonna Have a Time on Annabelle Records

The Epitones “The Mighty Rumble” from Various: Frantic Early Rock Instrumentals on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Sonny Burgess “A Kiss Goodnight” from Hittin' That Jug! The Best Of Sonny Burgess on Self-Released — Rest in Peace, Sonny Burgess.

Bonnie Fusell “Too High Class” from Various: Boppin' on the Bayou on Ace Records — Hammond Records 1959

Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics “Sparkin'” from Number One Hit Record! on Hightone Records — See him 11/18 at the Rockwell with Jittery Jack and Easy Ed's Record Hop!

Rusty Isabell “Jaybi” from Various: The Porter Record Story on Bear Family Records — Background/ambient

The Orbits “Queen Bee” from Various: Ultra Rare Rockin' & Boppin', Vol. 4 on Chief Records — Space Records 1959

Lil' Mo's Unholy 4 “Lonesome Feeling” from Rapture on Rhythm Bomb Records —  See them at the New England Shake-Up, Sept. 22-24 in Sturbridge, MA 

The Collins Kids “Just Because” from The Rockinest on Bear Family Records — Columbia Records 1957

The Joel Patterson Trio “Walkin’ The Strings” from Steel Is Real on Ventrella Records — Background/ambient

Skeets McDonald “Cheek to Cheek with the Blues” from Heart Breakin' Mama on Bear Family Records — Columbia Records 1960

Lattie Moore “Why Did You Lie to Me” from I'm Not Broke But I'm Badly Bent on West Side Records — Starday Records 1958

Joe Maphis “Guitar Rock and Roll” from Joe Maphis: Flying Fingers on Bear Family — Columbia Records 1956

Susquehana Industrial Tool & Die Co. “Bearskin Boogie” from n/a on N/A — www.facebook.com/sitanddieco

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

Billy Vaughn “Guitar Boogie” from Greatest Boogie Woogie Hits on Dot Records — Background/ambient

Dennis Binder “Early Times” from Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm: Early Times on Rev-Ola — Modern Records 1954

Big Joe Turner “Morning, Noon, and Night” from n/a on Atlantic 45 — Atlantic Records 1956

Dolly Cooper “Ay La Bah” from n/a on Modern 45 — Modern Records 1955

Roy Perkins “Bye Bye Baby” from n/a on Meladee 45 — Meladee Records 1955

Willie Restum “What'd He Say” from Various: Hey DJ! Play Some R&B Jivers!, Vol. 1 on Helllo Dare!l Records — Background/ambient

Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy “That's What's Knockin' Me Out” from Various: The R&B Years 1952 on Boulevard Vintage — Specialty Records 1951

Willie Joe and His Unitar
 “Unitar Rock” from n/a on Specialty 45 — Specialty Records 1956

Larry Williams “Give Me Love” from Here’s Larry Williams on Yeah Mama Records — Specialty Records 1959

Don and Dewy “Bim Bam” from Bim Bam on Specialty 45 — Specialty Records 1959

The Egyptians “Party Stomp” from Norton Records 45 on Norton — Background/ambient

Thunder Lee “Too Late for Tears” from Various: Most Wild & Frantic, Vol. 3 on Official Records — Groove Records 1963

The Fabulous Gardenias 
“What’s the Matter with Me” from n/a on Fairlane Records 45 — Fairlane Records 1961

Roy Hamilton “Tore up over You” from n/a on RCA Victor 45 — RCA Victor 1965

Joe Louis Johnson and the Coanjos
 “Dance the Boomerang” from Various: Transparent Rock Shake Rhythm on Still Records — Dapt Records 1961

Les Cooper “Jungle Pony” from Wiggle Wobble on Collectables — Background/ambient

Wes Dakus “Cavalier Twist” from Various: Early Canadian Rockers, Vol 6 and 7 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Vince Everett “Don't Go” from n/a on ABC Paramount 45 — ABC Paramount 1962

Dale Hawkins “My Babe” from Rock 'n' Roll Tornado on Ace Records — Checker Records 1958

Lance Roberts “Gonna Have Myself a Ball” from n/a on Decca 45 — Decca Records 1959

The Shardells “Black Crack” from Various: Twistin’ Rumble, Vol. 4 on Twistin' Rumble — Background/ambient

The Mosriters “Turmoil” from n/a on Norala 45 — Norala Records 1965

Frantic Freddie and the Pro-Teens “Charmaine” from Various: The Texas Box on Bee Sharp Records — White Rock Label

The Trendells “Don't You Hear Me Calling Baby” from Various: East Coast Teen Party, Vol. 9 on East Coast Music — Tilt Records 1961

The Ventures “Poison Ivy” from Twistin’ 62 on Jasmine Records — Background/ambient

Scotty Baker “One and Only One” from Lady Killer on El Toro Records

Galen Denny “What Ya Gonna Do About It” from Various: Liberty Rock 'n' Roll on Liberty Records — Liberty Records 1958

Ritchie Valens “Come on, Let's Go” from n/a on Del-Fi 45 — Del-Fi Records 1958

The Passengers “Sand In Your Eye” from n/a on Muse 45 — Background/ambient

T.J. Mayes “Leaving Soon” from Dig It Up! on Wild Records

Sonny Burgess “We Wanna Boogie” from The Sun Days: The Best of Sonny Burgess and The Pacers on Self-Released — Sun Records 1956

Jimmy Logsdon “Rocket in my Pocket” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 24 on Bear Family — Roulette Records 1958

The Royal Rockers “Jet II” from n/a on Bee Records 45 — Bee Records 1959

Darrel Higham “Ring Dang Doo” from Ghost of Love on Hunka Burnin'