Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 21 Broadcast/Cranktones/Nashville Boogie!



Hi, folks!

If you missed Friday's broadcast fear not! You can find the (always free) archive MP3 file by clicking here. Stream the show from the Podbean site or download it for later. (Collect 'em all!) Thanks so much for listening, and, if you like what you hear, please let us know on Facebook. The songs from this episode are listed below. 


Also:

April 26: You'll find Easy Ed spinning the Primitive Sounds with DJ Panda at Brass Union in Somerville! 




May 13: The Cranktones play the Midway (with Easy Ed's Record Hop). Early show--4:00 PM doors.

https://www.facebook.com/ events/1662166077412678/




May 18-21: I'm honored and excited about DJing at the Nashville Boogie! Wow, check out that lineup!

http://www.nashvilleboogie. com/





July 22: The Midway's 30th Anniversary Party-. Performances by the Fearless Leaders, The Barley Hoppers, and the Cranktones (with Easy Ed's Record Hop).


https://www.facebook.com/ events/402221443498291/

Here Are the Songs From Our April 21 Show

Mickey Hawks "Bip Bop Boom" from "n/a" on Profile 45 -- Profile Records 1958

Mickey Gilley "My Babe" from "n/a" on Lynn 45 -- Lynn Records 1961

Lew Lewis and the Twilight Trio "Ooh Now" from "Who I Am" on Western Star

Gene Summers "Alabama Shake" from "n/a" on Capri Records 45 -- Capri Records 1964

Jimmy Pritchett "That's the Way I Feel" from "30 Original Historic Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 2" on Spin -- Crystal Records 1958

Rusty Isabell "The Blast" from "Various: Jook Joint, Vol. 3" on Time Records -- Background/ambient

The Cranktones "Too Young to Know Better" from "Vibrate with The Cranktones" on Rhubarb Records -- Don't miss Boston's own Cranktones on May 13 at the Midway in Jamaica Plain, along with Easy Ed’s Record Hop.

Johnny and The Hurricanes "Joy Ride" from "Red River Rock" on Warwick LP -- Background/ambient

Babe Blountt & Orchestra "Bobby Sox Rock" from "n/a" on Atomic Records 45 -- Atomic Records 1959

Kieron McDonald and the Hi-Tones "Bop It!" from "n/a" on Hi-Tone Records 45 -- Hi-Tone Records 2011 


Jimmy Roby "Be Boppin' Baby (Take 2)" from "Various: Fantastic Rock & Roll" on Collector Records

Charlie Feathers "Jungle Fever" from "Wild Wild Party" on Southern Records -- Kay Records 1958

The Counts "Chug-a-Lug" from "Various: El Vampiro: El Paso Rock, Vol. 8" on Norton Records -- Background/ambient

Lanny Duncan "Romeo’s Teacher" from "n/a" on Candix Records 45 -- Candix Records 1960

Jimmy Donley "Please Baby Come Home" from "Best of The Rock N' Roll Years" on Master Classics Records -- Decca Records 1958

Jimmy and James & The Tempos "No Kisses Have I" from "Various: Party Date" on Buffalo Bop -- Dora Records 1961

Cookie Roberts "Draggin' The Drive-Inns" from "Various: Hot Rod Hop" on Buffalo Bop -- Eric Records 1962

The Titans "Stick Shift" from "Today's Teen Beat" on MGM -- Background/ambient

The Daywins "Heartbeat" from "Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 2" on Buffalo Bop -- Background/ambient

Teddy Reidel "Pipeliner" from "n/a" on Vaden 45 -- Vaden Records 1960

Hayden Thompson "Trouble on the Line" from "Learning the Game" on Bluelight Records -- Thanks, Bluelight Records, for sending this my way.

Mack Vickery "Goin' Back to St. Louis" from "n/a" on Gone 45 -- Gone Records 1960

Mel Robbins "Foghorn" from "Various: Nashville Rock ‘n’ Roll Must Haves! Vol. 1" on Stomper Time -- Background/ambient

Annisteen Allen "I've Got Troubles" from "n/a" on Capitol 45 -- Capitol Records 1955

Albinnia Jones with Sam Price "Hole in the Wall" from "Various: New York City Blues & R&B 1949-54" on Acrobat Music. Really crappy sound quality. Sorry folks. Never trust an MP3 file!

The Starjays "The Right Girl" from "Bang! It's the Starjays" on Rhythm Bomb Records

The Dappers "Baby You Know You're Wrong" from "Various: The Rhythm Teens" on Norton Records -- Recorded for Event in 1959. but not originally issued.

Bobbie Brookes "You Better Move" from "n/a" on RCA 45 -- RCA Records 1958

Elliott Shavers "Butterbeans" from "n/a" on Zan-Dan 45 -- Background/ambient

Ken Kash Kwintet "Vicious Vodka" from "n/a" on Chess 45 -- Background/ambient

Jackie Dunham "All Around The World/" from "Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 1" on Past Perfect -- Dondee Records 1963

Andre Williams with Gino Parks and The Diablos "(Georgia May Is) Movin'" from "n/a" on Fortune 45 -- Fortune Records 1960

Bo Diddley "Cadillac" from "Bo Diddley Is a Gun Slinger" on Chess Records -- Checker Records 1960

Curley & the Jades "Boom Stix" from "Various: 50's & 60's Wild Guitar Instrumentals" on Red Devil Records -- Background/ambient

Ray Sharpe "Monkey's Uncle" from "n/a" on Jamie 45 -- Jamie Records 1959

The Sugar Daddys "Saturday Night" from "Saturday Night"

Lord Luther "A Thinkin' Man's Girl" from "n/a" on Imperial Records 45 -- Imperial Records 1959

Buster Brown "Candied Yams" from "Various: Harlem Rock ‘n’ Blues, Vol. 1" on Collectables Records -- Background/ambient

Larry Donn (The Cotillions) "Surf Twist" from "n/a" on Alley Records 45 -- Alley Records 45

Jackie Lee Cochran "Out Across the Tracks" from "Jack the Cat" on Fury Records -- Originally Unissued

Shanda & The Howlers "Don't Need Your Love" from "Trouble" on Rum Bar Records

Hank Mizell "Jungle Rock" from "Various: King Rockabilly" on Ace Records -- King Records 1958

The Revels "Conga Twist" from "Various: 100 Twist Classics" on Goldenlane Records -- Background/ambientThe Revels

Evans Carroll and The Tempos "Come Back Baby" from "Various: Schoolday Blues" on Buffalo Bop -- Bangar Records 1964

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

The Kaisers "Little Twister" from "Wishing Street" on Imperial Wireless -- London show June 24th—twenty-fifth anniversary performance, with the Embrooks—who are also great.

Bern Elliott & The Fenmen "New Orleans" from "n/a" on Decca 45 -- Decca Records 1964

The Royal Teens "Royal Twist" from "Various: Rock 'n' Roll with Piano, Vol. 18" on Collector Records -- Background/ambient

The Racketeers "Out for Kicks" from "Boston's Infamous Rockabilly Racket" on Scollay Square -- Part Records EP

Benny Joy "Miss Bobby Sox" from "Crash the Party" on Ace -- originally unissued 1957

The New Dimensions "Totaled" from "Deuces and Eights" on Rockbeat Records -- Background/ambient

The Hicksville Bombers "Real Rockin' Party" from "Voodoo Doll" on The Western Star Recording Company

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Our April 7 Broadcast

Hi, Folks. 

Just a quick few notes this time. The song list from last night's show (April 7, 2017) appears below. On this show we featured some of the acts appearing next week at Viva Las Vegas, mixed in with new 45s I've found over the last few weeks and lots of other tracks. If you missed the live broadcast you can download the (always free) archive MP3 from here.


Enjoy!

Easy Ed






Ray Smith, Willing and Ready, "Various: Rock Baby Rock It,  Sun Rockabilly,  Vol. 2", AVI, Sun Records 1958 (originally unissued)

Jerry Lee Lewis, Milkshake Mademoiselle, Ferriday Fireball, Charley Records, Sun Records 1958

Edwin Bruce, Rock Boppin' Baby, "Various: Rock Boppin' Baby! Sun Rockabilly,  Vol. 3", AVI Records, Sun Records 1957

Dean Beard,  Rakin' and Scrapin', Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 14, Bear Family Records, Sun Records 1956 (originally unissued)

Carl Perkins, Put Your Cat Clothes On, Original Sun Greatest Hits, Rhino Records, Sun Records 1957 (originally unissued)

Bill Justis, Scroungieville, The Complete Sun Recordings, Sun Records, Background/ambient

Tom Tall, Stack-a-Records, Various: One More Record Please, Bear Family Records, Crest Records 1958

The Sureshots, "Jeanie,  Jeanie,  Jeanie", Rock 'n' Roll Ball, Empire Records, Recorded live in Finland 2005

Ravenna and the Magnetics, I Never Lie, Tennessee & Texas, Rollin’ Rock Records, Rollin’ Rock Records 1981

Piano Slim and His Rockin’ Four, Key Jammer, "Various: Hot Rockin' Instrumentals,  Vol. 1", Collector Records, Background/ambient

Brenda Lee, Rock the Bop, n/a, Decca 45, Decca Records 1957

Clyde Pitts, The Lonely Side of Town, Various: Play It Cool, Buffalo Bop, 4 Star Records 1961

Bobby DeSoto, The Cheater, n/a, Claro Records 45, Claro Records 1959

Pat Capocci, Coming in Hot, n/a, Ruby Records 45

Billy Sherrill, Drag Race, n/a, ABC Paramount 45, Background/ambient

The Raging Storms, Hound dog, n/a, Warwick 45, Background/ambient

The Routers, Crack Up, Various: Surf Party, 20th Century Fox Records, 1964

Ray Sharpe, Oh My Baby's Gone, Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 5, Bear Family Records, Dot Records 1958

The Straitjackets, The Cat, n/a, United Artists 45, United Artists 1962

Irving Ashby, Rock-A-Cha, n/a, Knight 45, 1958 Background/ambient

Jittery Jack, See You Friday, Gonna Have a Time with Jittery Jack, Annabelle Records

Johnny And The Roccos, Shake Shack a Dooby, Stompin', Sunjay Records, Sunjay Records 1988

Gene Vincent, Red Bluejeans and a Pony Tail, Gene Vincent: The Road Is Rocky, Bear Family Recorfds, Capitol Records 1957

Bob Luman, The Creep, Various: The Beat From Badsville, Stag-O-Lee / Finetunes, Background/ambient

Bud Settlemire, Uncle Bud's Twist, "Various: Boppin' Tonight,  Vol. 2", Collector Records, Background/ambient

Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Boppers, Whoa Boy, Getting’ That Lowdown Swing, Self-Released

Ted Daigle, Frankie & Johnny, "Early Canadian Rockers,  Vol. 4", Synergie OMP, Background/ambient

The Big Bopper, Crazy Blues, The Day The Music Died: In Memory of The Big Bopper, Recall Records, Mercury-Starday 1957

The Dave and Deke Combo, Goin’ Steady with the Blues, Hollywood Barn Dance, Hey Day Records

Eddie Bond, Big Boss Man, Memphis Rockabilly King, Stomper Time Records, Tagg Records 1964

The Starliners, Runnin’ the Reds, Rhythm Round-Up, Aloha Records, Background/ambient

The Ernie Fields Orchestra, The Honey Dripper, In the Mood, Collectables, Background/ambient

Riff Ruffin, Dig That Rock and Roll, n/a, Fury Records 45, Fury Records 1961

LaVern Baker, Jim Dandy Got Married, n/a, Atlantic 45, Atlantic Records 1957

Wynnonie Harris, Spread the News, "Various: Roulette Rock ‘n’ Roll,  Vol. 2", Sequel Records, Roulette Records 1960 (originally unissued)

The Du-Droppers, Boot 'em Up, Boot 'Em Up, Acrobat Music, Groove Records 1954

Joe Houston, Surf Rockin', Surf Rockin', Crown Records LP, Background/ambient

Chuck Berry, Brown Eyed Handsome Man, n/a, Chess Records 45, Chess Records 1956

Eddie Banks, I Didn’t Know, n/a, Gale 45, Gale Records 1957

Little Walter, Crazy Mixed up World, n/a, Checker 45, Checker Records 1959

The Dusters, Teenage Jamboree, n/a, Glory Records 45, Glory Records 1958

Boots Brown and His Blockbusters, Juicy, n/a, RCA 45, Background/ambient

Earl Forest, Beale Street Popeye, n/a, Duke 45, Duke Records 1962

Lucky Carmichael, I'm Comin' Home, n/a, Shar 45, Shar Records 1960

Bobby Long and His Satellites, Mojo Workout, Various: Talkin' Trash! Lookey Dookey, Crypt Records, Vegas Records 1963

Round Robin, "Malloy,  The Engineer", n/a, Domain 45, Background/ambient

Los Straitjackets, Jetty Motel, The Utterly Fantastic and Totally Unbelievable Sound of Los Straitjackets, New Rounder, Upstart Records 1995

Ronnie Hansen, Teenage Partner, Various: Rock-A-Socka Hop!, Classics Records, Lindy Records 1961

Dwight "Whitey" Pullen, Sunglasses after Dark, "Various: Rock 'n' Roll Orgy,  Vol. 2", Flesh Den, Carlton Records 1958

Bobby Vee and the Ventures, Wild Night, Bobby Vee Meets the Ventures, Liberty Records, Background/ambient

Chuck Comer, Little More Lovin', "Various: Rockabilly Rarities,  Vol. 4", Yeaah!, Vaden Records 1960

The Rough Diamonds, Freight Train Baby, Slingshot Around The Sun, Diablo Records EP, Diablo Records 1996

The Saxmen, Last Night, "Various: That British Sound,  Vol. 4", Blakey Records, Background/ambient

Myron Lee and the Caddies, Homicide, Rockin' And Rollin' Out Of The Midwest, Collector Records, Hep Records 1959


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 www.ripsawrecords.com/

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 — www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=retrobaits

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 — www.joelpaterson.com/

Wayne Hancock “Two String Boogie” from Slingin' Rhythm on Bloodshot Records — http://waynehancock.com/

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