Sunday, August 13, 2017

Our August 11 Broadcast (And Lots of News)

Hi, folks.

I hope you are all doing well. We're back from vacation and just broadcast a new show on Friday, August 11--the podcast version of which is now available for free download right here. The list of songs played this time out appears at the end of this post. Enjoy! 

On this show we featured several selections from Holland's Collector Records label. Over the course of 40+ years they have issued tons of LP and CD reissue comps featuring lesser known rockin' stuff. We salute you, Collector Records!

We played several King Records 45s (rockabilly and R&B stuff), including this cool one by Milty and Nat that I found at a recent record show. I've been digging around in the music I love and play on the show since I was a young teenager and I still find great songs I've never heard before. I love that!

Australia's Scotty Baker sent over his new release on the El Toro label called Lady Killer and we played a great track called "Girl I Need," recorded with Darrel Higham

We also played songs by Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys and The Go-Getters, both of whom will be performing at the New England Shake-Up (with lots of other fine bands) September 22-24 in Sturbridge, MA. This fine event also features fantastic DJs from around the globe. Easy Ed's Record Hop will be spinning again this year.

In September our Primitive Sounds DJ night at Brass Union in Somerville is adding a fourth night to the monthly schedule. Things are really cookin' for us over there! We also have some very special one-time DJ events coming up at Brass Union next month. More on that soon!

Finally, I want to thank Boston Groupie News for their detailed review of our July 22 show at the Midway (Cranktones, Barley Hoppers, Roy Sludge, Fearless Leaders, Easy Ed's Record Hop). BGN, you guys are great--many thanks!

Maybe I'll see you next Friday at the Los Straitjackets show at the Sinclair (with Roy Sludge and Marahall Crenshaw).

Here's what we played on last Friday's show:

The Sundowners “Snake Eyed Mama” from Various: Long Gone Daddies on Ace Records — Sun-Rise Records 1962

The Bell Notes “Real Wild Child” from n/a on Madison Records 45 — Madison Records 1960

The Mee Kats “Rag Top Baby” from Skip Records 45 on Skip Records 45

Jerry Raines “Hello Sweetie Pie” from Various: Early Rockin’ Gold, Vol. 5 on Collector Records — Black Gold (date?)

Hugh Dixon “All Gone” from Various: Early Canadian Rockers, Vol 6 and 7 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Luke McDaniel “Go Ahead Baby” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 16 on Bear Family — Sun Records 1957

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “Hold Tight Mama” from Fly Right With Big Sandy and The Fly-Rite Trio on Dionysus Records —See them at the New England Shake-Up 

The Go-Getters “Loud Pipes & Lead Feet” from Various: Rock & Roll Is Everywhere! on Goofin' Records — See them at the New England Shake-Up

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

Van Walker “The Crawl” from Various: 41 Years of Collector Records on Collector Records — Who knows?

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

Charlie Gaston “I Dreamt Last Night” from Rockin’ with Unknown Greats on Collector Records — No one strolls like Gaston.

The Bill Tanner Quartet “Plymouth Rock” from Various: Frantic Early Rock Instrumentals on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Key Brothers “Party at Lulu’s” from n/a on Gardena 45 — Gardena

The Royal Jacks “I'm In Love Again” from Various: Teenage Rockabilly on Rock-A-Billy Records — 20th Century Fox 1958

Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones “Penny Loafers and Bobby Socks” from n/a on ABC Paramount 45 — ABC Paramount 1957

The Invaders “Jumpin’ Jivin’ Chord Progression” from Various: Let’s Go Instro on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Moon Mullican “Seven Nights to Rock” from Seven Nights To Rock on King repress — King Records 1956

Boyd Bennett & His Rockers “Cool Disc Jockey” from Various: Jiving Jamboree on Ace Records — King Records 1959

Charlie Feathers “Nobody's Woman” from Wild Wild Party on Southern Records — King Records 1957

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

Terry Timmons “He’s the Best in the Business” from Various: Voodoo Voodoo on Fantastic Voyage — RCA Victor 1953

Little Esther “Hollerin' And Screamin'” from Various: Jiving Jamboree 3 on Ace Records — Federal Records 1953

Milty and Nat “Baby I’m Coming Home to You” from n/a on King 45 — King Records 1958

Annisteen Allen “Bongo Boogie” from Fujiyama Mama on Rev-Ola — King Records 1951

Joe Houston “Goofin'” from Rock and Roll with Joe Houston on Tops — Background/ambient

Joe Johnson “Cool Love” from Various: R&B Humdingers, Vol. 12 on Vee-Tone Records / IODA — Cascade Records 1959

Rosco Gordon “The Dilly Bop” from n/a on N/A — Duke Records 1960

Jimmy McCracklin “The Wobble” from The Walk: Jimmy McCracklin at His Best on Razor & Tie — Mercury Records 1959

The Impellas “Hook-em” from Dr. Boogie Presents Heavy Jelly on sub rosa — Background/ambient

Little Luther “The Twirl” from Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 2. on Past Perfect — Checker Records 1964

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

Marvin and Johnny “Ain’t That Right” from Various: Ace Records 30th Anniversary on Ace Records — Modern Records 1958

Gary U.S. Bonds “I Wanna Holler” from n/a on LeGrand 45 — LeGrand Records 1987. See him in October at the Ponderosa Stomp!

Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars “Hawaii 1963” from Deuces, "T's," Roadsters & Drums on Master Classics Records — Background/ambient

The Pharos “Pintor” from Various: Wild Surf on Del-Fi — Background/ambient

Los Straitjackets “Surf Rider” from Various: Delphonic Sounds Today on Del-Fi Records —  See them August 18 at the Sinclair in Cambridge--with Marshall Crenshaw and Roy Sludge!

The Four Teens “Spark Plug” from Various: Wild Men Ride Wild Guitars on Sundazed — Challenge Records 1958

The Blue Echoes “Cool Guitar” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Bon Musique Records 1959

Turner Moore with Charlie Moore and the Crystals “I'll Be Leavin' You” from 32 Original Historic Rockabilly Classics Vol. 1 on Lost Gold Records — Mel-O-Tone Records

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

Ricky Nelson “Gypsy Woman” from n/a on Decca 45 — Decca Records 1963

Simon Scott “Move It Baby” from n/a on Imperial Records 45 — Imperial Records 1964

Tiny Fuller “Cocklebur” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 9 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

Scotty Baker “Girl I Need” from Lady Killer on El Toro Records. With the great Darrel Higham

The Nite Rockers “Little Mama” from Various: Rumble Rock on Buffalo Bop — Originally unissued

Warren Miller “Everybody’s Got a Baby But Me” from Various: Virginia Rocks! The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth on JSP Records — United Artists 1958

Jerry Lee Lewis “High School Confidential” from Live At The Star Club-Hamburg on Bear Family Records — 1964

The Five Chavis Brothers “Baby Don't Leave Me” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 2 on Bear Family Records — Coral Records 1961

Aleong and the Nobles “Hiawatha” from Various: Let’s Go Instro on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Scotty McKay “Bad Times” from Various: Rockabilly And Rockers on Collector Records — Originally unissued

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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

July 14 Broadcast/Primitive Sounds/Cranktones and More at The Midway July 22!

Hi, everyone.

Happy mid-summer, and I hope all's well with my listeners. Feel free to get in touch via Facebook and let me know. If you hear records or bands that might be a good fit for the program I'd love to hear about it--let me know. Thanks for listening too!

If you missed last night's show you can find the free archive here, along with a few years' worth of previous broadcasts. 

Remember that we have a huge rockin' show coming up at the Midway next Saturday night (July 22): Roy Sludge, the Cranktones, the Fearless Leaders, and the Barley Hoppers (with Easy Ed's Record Hop). Advance tickets available at the Midway's site.

On July 19 I'll be spinning the Primitive Sounds at Brass Union in Somerville with my special guest DJ Jason Thornton. 8:00 PM start, no cover, excellent food and drink. Hope to see you there!

Here are the songs from the July 14 broadcast.

Orangie Ray Hubbard “Just Moved in” from Various: Great Rockers from Cincinnati on Collector Records

Tommie Tolleson “The Gulf Coast Twist” from Various: Flip, Flip on Buffalo Bop — Gulf Coast Records 1965

Don Ruby “Rockin' Piano, Outta Tune Guitar” from n/a on Cub 45 — Cub Records 1958

Jimmy C. Newman “Carry On” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 5 on Bear Family Records — Dot Records 1958

Jerry Lee Lewis “I'm on Fire” from n/a on Smash 45 — Smash Records 1964

The Neutrons “Cut-Out” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Background/ambient

Herb Kliebe’s Nervous Kats “Devil’s Run” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 1 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

The Cranktones “Rock On” from n/a on unreleased — See the Cranktones 7/22 at the Midway!  Along with The Fearless Leaders, Roy Sludge, The Barley Hoppers, 
and Easy Ed's Record Hop.

Hedley and Lee “Trouble” from Challenge 45 (reissue) — Challenge Records 1963

Jackie Lee Cochran “Hip Shakin’ Mama” from n/a on Sims 45 — Sims Records 1956. This one goes out to our good friend John Duke Wales, whom we lost two years ago.

Dale Vaughn “Can You Be Mean to Me” from Various: Rockabilly Rarities, Vol. 3 on Yeaah! — Von Records 1958

Billy Mure's Supersonic Guitars “Supersonic” from Various: Wild Guitar Instrumentals on Rockbeat Records — Background/ambient

The Flintales “D-Rail” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Background/ambient

Bailey Dee “Too Long” from n/a on Ruby Records 45. See Baily Dee at the New England Shake-Up September 22-24.

Bobby McDowell “Lonely” from Various: Shiver and Shake on Buffalo Bop — Supreme Records 1960

The Satans “Big Boss Man” from Various: The Florida Box on Be Sharp Records — Seller Records 1966

Gene Vincent “Dance To The Bop” from Gene Vincent: The Road Is Rocky on Bear Family Records — Capitol Records 1957

The Tremolos “Riglolo Rock” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 10 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

The Starliners “Thunder” from Various: The Rockin' Reed Recordings on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Warren Smith “Tonight Will Be the Last Night” from Warren Smith: Classic Recordings on Bear Family Records — Sun Records 1958 (originally unissued)

Roy Sludge (The Coachmen) “Gooseball Brown” from The Turner Session on unreleased. 
See the Roy Sludge 7/22 at the Midway!  Along with The Fearless Leaders, The Cranktones, The Barley Hoppers, and Easy Ed's Record Hop.

Tony and Jackie Lamie and the Swing Kings “Sunset Blues” from Various: Virginia Rocks! The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth on JSP Records — Sunset Records 1958

Curtis Gordon “Sitting on Top of the World” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 11 on Bear Family Records — Mercury Records 1957

Billy Vaughn “Raunchy” from n/a on Dot 45 — Background/ambient

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters “Rock, Granny, Roll” from n/a on Federal 45 — Federal Records 1956

The Hi-Liters “Bobby Sox Baby” from n/a on Vee-Jay 45 — Vee-Jay Records 1956

The Cues “Why?” from The Cues: Why? on Bear Family Records — Capitol Records 1956

The Dells “What You Say Baby” from n/a on Vee-Jay 45 — Vee-Jay Records 1958

The Four Kings “Hokin’” from Various: Original Memphis Rhythm 'n' Blues on Stomper Time Records — Background/ambient

Lucky Carmichael “Hey Girl” from n/a on Pam 45 (reissue) — Pam Records 1961

Larry Dale “Drinking Wine Spo-dee-o-dee” from n/a on Atlantic Records 45 — Atlantic Records 1962

Ruth Brown “Sweet Baby of Mine” from Various: Voodoo Voodoo on Fantastic Voyage — Atlantic Records 1956

Eddie Bo “Oh Oh” from n/a on Chess Records 45 (reissue) — Chess Records 1957

Larry Williams “Heeby-Jeebies” from n/a on Specialty 45

The Impellas “Hook-em” from n/a on SAN 45 — Background/ambient

Elmore James “Stranger Blues” from n/a on Fire 45 — Fire Records 1961

Billy Gayles “Do Right Baby” from n/a on Federal 45 — Federal Records 1956

Gene Burks “Shirley Jean” from n/a on Arock 45 — Arock Records 1964

Boots Brown and His Blockbusters “Cerveza” from n/a on RCA Victor 45 — Background/ambient

Frankie and Johnny “Picadilly Rose” from n/a on Blast Off 45 — Blast Off Records 1960

Maria Dallas “Ambush” from n/a on EMI 45 — EMI 1967

The Deltas “Wan-Bak-A-Na (She’s My Girl)” from n/a on EMP 45 — EMP Records 1965

Ford Hopkins “Ya Fine Fine Fine” from Various: Greasy Rock 'n' Roll, Vols. 5 and 6 on Blakey Holdings

The Escorts “Silly Putty” from Various: East Side Sound Vol. 2 on Bacchus Archives — Background/ambient

The Rough Diamonds “Slingshot Around The Sun” from Slingshot (Around The Sun) on Diablo Records — Diablo Records 1995

Vince Taylor and His Playboys “Move Over Tiger” from n/a on Pallette 45 — Pallette Records 1961

Bobby Darin “Pity Miss Kitty” from Twist with Bobby Darin on Warner Brothers — Atco Records 1961

Eddie Angel “Love is a Swingin’ Thing” from Eddie Angel Meets The Beatles on Spinout Records — Spinout Records. See Eddie Angel with Los Straitjackets August 18 at The Sinclair in Cambridge.

The Gigalos “Night Creature” from Various: Amazing Hits of the Transistor Era, Vol. 1 on Fervor Records — Background/ambient

The 24th Street Wailers “Aim to Please” from Wicked on The 24th Street Wailers — See them at The New England Shake-Up! 

The Beats “Beatnik Bounce” from n/a on Columbia 45 — Background/ambient

Kai Rai “I Want Some of That” from Various: Desperate Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 2 on Flame — Shooting Star 1961

The Majestics “Oasis” from Various: Shrunken Head Exotica on Red Devil Records

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June 30 Broadcast/Cranktones, Barley Hoppers, Roy Sludge, Fearless Leaders July 22 at the Midway

Hi, folks!

If you missed last night's broadcast you can find the (always free) archive MP3 right here. The songs from this week's show are listed below. 

Remember that we have a huge rockin' show coming up at the Midway on July 22: Roy Sludge, the Cranktones, the Fearless Leaders, and the Barley Hoppers (with Easy Ed's Record Hop). Advance tickets available at the Midway's site. 

Have a great weekend!

--Easy Ed

Here's what we played last night:

Bing Day
“I Can't Help It” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 11 on Bear Family Records — Mercury Records 1959

Johnny O'Keefe “Real Wild Child” from Various: Brunswick Rock & Roll Party, Vol. 1 on Lesley Records — Brunswick Records 1958

The Sureshots “Bop-a-Lena” from Various: The Rock 'a' Billy Heaven Presents Tour '98 on Be Be's Records

Eddie Cochran “Pretty Girl” from The Eddie Cochran Box Set on EMI — Liberty Records 1958

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

Larry Donn “Sunshine Rock” from That's What I Call a Ball on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Milton Allen “Don't Bug Me Baby” from THAT'LL FLAT GIT IT, VOL. 1 (RCA Victor) on Bear Family Records — RCA Victor Records 1957

Ray Campi “You Don't Rock and Roll At All” from Rockabilly Rocket on Synergie OMP — Rollin’ Rock Records 1977

Ron Ouderkirk “My Kind of Woman” from Various: Do the Bop on Buffalo Bop — Sitation Records (date?)

Carl McVoy “Little John’s Gone” from n/a on Hi Records 45 — Hi Records 1958

The Silvertones “High Hat Rock” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 4 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

Ben Hewitt “I Want a New Girl Now” from n/a on Mercury 45 — Mercury Records 1960

Jimmy Dell “I've Got a Dollar” from n/a on RCA 45 — RCA Victor 1958

The Teen Tones “Don’t Call Baby I’ll Call You” from Don’t Call Baby I’ll Call You on Decca 45 — Decca Records 1959

Charlie Hightone and the Rock-It`s “Baby Behave” from n/a on Sleazy 45

I4 Camillo “Guitar Twist” from Various: Collector Items From Belgium, Vol. 1 on Rarity Records — Background/ambient

Carmen Ghia and the Hot Rods “Broken Heart” from Tough Lover on Self-Released

Johnny Lion “Haunted Heart” from Various: Desperate Rock and Roll, Vol. 4 on Flame Records — Coed Records 1959

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

Rod Willis “Will Travel” from Various: The Rockin' South on Ace Records — NRC Records 1959

Duane Eddy “Water Skiing (Without Sound Effects)” from Deep in the Heart of Twangsville on Bear Family Records — Background/ambient

Walton and the Silver Lake Boys “Man What a Party” from Various: The Texas Box on Be Sharp Records — Lael Records (date?)

Roy Sludge (The Coachmen) “Sugar Coated Love” from The Turner Session on unreleased

George Wormington “Hours with the Owls” from Various: The Texas Box on Be Sharp Records — Orbit Records (date?)

The Barley Hoppers “Doghouse Boogie” from The Barley Hoppers on Self-Released

Roy Clark “Texas Twist” from Lightning Fingers Of Roy Clark on Rock-A-Billy Records — Background/ambient

Ernie Freeman “Walking the Beat” from n/a on Imperial 45 — Background/ambient

Jimmy McCracklin “Savoy Jump” from n/a on Irma 45 (reissue) — Irma Records 1957

Young Jessie “Hit, Git, and Split” from Various: Jiving Jamboree on Ace Records — Modern Records 1956

Paul Gayten “You Better Believe it” from n/a on Checker 45 — Checker Records 1956

The Ray-O-Vacs “Party Time” from It's Party Time with the The Ray-O-Vacs on Coleman Records — Kaiser Records 1956

Jimmy Spruill “Raisin' Hell” from Various: Harlem Rock 'n' Blues, Vol. 3 on Collectables — Background/ambient

Bo Toliver “Farm Dell Rock” from Various: Desperate Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Vol. 3 on Big Max — Background/ambient

Bonnie and the Little Blue Boys “You Better Run” from n/a on Nikko 45 — Nikko Records 45

Larry Williams “She Said “Yeah”” from n/a on Specialty 45 — Specialty Records 1959

The Dolphins “Pony Race” from n/a on Gemini Records 45 — Gemini Records 1962

Big Bo and the Arrows “Big Bo's-Twist” from n/a on Duchess 45 — Duchess Records 1962

Steve Douglas “Casual Twist” from Twist with Steve Douglas on Crownstar Records / The Orchard — Background/ambient

Bo Diddley “You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover” from Bo Diddley: The Chess Box on MCA — Chess Records 1962

Buddy Lucas “Bump Te Bump” from n/a on Lawn 45 — Lawn Records 1964

The Dial Tones “Chicago Bird” from n/a on Lawn 45 — Lawn Records 1963

The Rip 'Em Ups “I Don't Care Baby” from Killswitch! on Rhythm Bomb Records

The Legends “Late Train” from n/a on Empire 45 — Background/ambient

Los Straitjackets “Outta Gear” from ¡Viva! Los Straitjackets on Viva! Los Straitjackets Upstart Records —Coming to the Sinclair in Cambridge August 18

Bobby Osborn “Wine, Wine, Wine” from Various: Rhythm and Booze on Buffalo Bop Records — Knickerbocker Records 1963

The Dropouts “I'm Leaving” from n/a on Acame 45 — Acame Records 1964

Jim Doval and The Gauchos
“Bony Maroni” from n/a on Diplomacy 45 — Diplomacy Records 1965

Adrian Lloyd and the Sunsets “Mersey Girl” from Breakthrough on Sundazed — Background/ambient

Santo & Johnny “Tequila” from Santo & Johnny on Black Tulip — Background/ambient

The Wheelgrinders “Betty Lou’s Got a New Tattoo” from Torque-Flite Baby on The Wheelgrinders

Jimmy Apostle & The Willows “I Love Ya Honey” from I Love Ya Honey — Power Records 1961

Rodger and the Tempests “Bad Bad Way” from Various: Teenage Rebels, Vol. 2 on Red Devil Records — Nu Records

Bowleggs “Hunky Twist” from Various: The 60's Hipster Lounge on Garage Masters Records — Background/ambient

The Excels “Let's Dance” from Various: Fear on Buffalo Bop — Gibson Records 1963

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Catching Up: The June 16 Episode of Easy Ed's Variety Hour + Lots of News!

Hi, folks.

It's been a while since my last post so I've got some catching up to do. First off, if you missed last night's broadcast you can download the always-free archive MP3 right here. In the same place you will find almost three years' worth of archived episodes. Hope you enjoy them! 

The song list from last night's show is at the bottom of this post.

This show features brand new rockers by the Wheelgrinders from Vancouver, the Retrobaits from England, and Oklahoman T.J. Mayes; selections from two excellent recent collections on the Be Sharp Record label,The Florida Box and the Michigan Box; and songs by Deke Dickerson, Doug Sahm and the Pharoahs, Charlie Gracie, the Clovers, Big Mama Thornton, the Kaisers, and lots more.

I'm a big fan of The England Shake-Up, an excellent rockabilly weekender that takes place every September in Sturbridge, MA. Year 5 is coming up, and the band list is incredible--check out that line up. Easy Ed's Record Hop will be there spinning platters! See the link for hotel and ticket information. This is a super-fun event.

I am arranging a November show in the Boston area for Deke Dickerson (with Jittery Jack and Miss Amy also on the bill). Stay tuned for details. And speaking of the Kaisers: They have an exciting 25th anniversary show coming up on June 24 (with the Embrooks opening). It's at the 100 club in London, so I don't think I'll be able to make it (sadly), but I hope to find a copy of their soon-to-be-issued reissue of "Wishing Street" on LP. I've worn out my CD over the years, and it will be great to have the songs on record (although I would prefer a set of 45s to an LP--fingers crossed). The Kaisers put out lots of music in a short amount of time. It's all fantastic, must-have stuff.

Worcester's Fearless Leaders have some Kaisers tunes in their repertoire, and lots more fast-past rock 'n' roll songs played just the way I like! I'm excited to be hosting a show next month at the Midway with those guys, The Cranktones, The Barley Hoppers, and Roy Sludge (plus Easy Ed's Record Hop). This show is part of a two-week series celebrating the Midway's 30th anniversary. It takes a special kind of fortitude to keep a rock 'n' roll venue going for so long in Boston (especially in recent years, where greedy developers try to replace everything cool with a granite counter top). Cheers to the Midway! Happy Birthday, and rock on.

This Wednesday (June 16) I will be spinning a set or two with Forrest Plassman at Brass Union in Somerville, MA. Since the abrupt closing of River Gods last July, Brass Union is the new home for Primitive Sounds, my rock 'n' roll/rockabilly/rhythm and blues DJ night--which is one of the longest running DJ nights in Boston (I'm proud to say!) We spin at Brass Union the second, third, and fourth Wednesday of each month. There's no cover and the food and drinks are top notch. Check us out!

Thanks for listening (and reading). Have a great weekend, folks!

--Easy Ed

Here are the songs from last night's show (June 16, 2017):

Florian Monday & His Mondos “Rip It, Rip It Up” from Various: Rip It Up on Buffalo Bop — Realm Records 1964

Eddie Cash and The Cashiers “Doin' Alright” from n/a on Peak 45 — Peak Records 1958

Al Hendrix “Rhonda Lee” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 13 on Bear Family Records — ABC-Paramount 1958

The Orbitunes “Down to a “T”” from n/a on Hog Maw Records 45

The Caps “Redheaded Flea” from n/a on Get Hip 45 — Background/ambient

Chan Romero “My Little Ruby” from n/a on Del-Fi 45 — Del-Fi Records 1959

Jackie Cannon “Proof of Your Love” from n/a on Chan 45 — Chan Records 1961

Doug Sahm & the Pharoahs “Crazy Daisy” from Various: San Antonio Rock: The Harlem Recordings, 1957-1961 on Norton Records — Warrior Records 1959

Ben Hewitt “President's Walk” from You Got Me Shook on Bear Family Records — Background/ambient

Deke Dickerson “Look at That Moon” from Various: This Is Ecco-Fonic! on Ecco-Fonic Records

The Everly Brothers “This Little Girl of Mine” from n/a on Cadence 45 — Cadence Records 1957

Alton and Jimmy “No More Crying the Blues” from Various: Rock Boppin' Baby: Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 3 on AVI — Sun Records in 1959

Kieron McDonald “Go Go Girl” from Shake That Thing on Tagalong Records —

The Explosions “Teisha” from n/a on Decca 45 — Background/ambient

The Retrobaits “Hey Mr. Bottle” from Preview from forthcoming release.

The Johnny Burnette Trio “Honey Hush” from The Johnny Burnette Trio: Rockbilly Boogie on Bear Family Records — Coral Records 1956

Johnny Redd “Rockin’ Peg” from Various: The Florida Box on Be Sharp Records — Carellen Records 1961

Bobby Smith “Bevy Mae” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Fox Records 1960

Bob and His Neptunes “Night Street” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Background/ambient

Charlie Gracie “Crazy Girl” from n/a on Cameo 45 — Cameo Records 1958

Marti Brom “Voodoo Voodoo” from Wise to You! on Goofin' Records —

Joe Melson “Dance” from n/a on Hickory 45 — Hickory Records 1962

Junior Wells “Cha Cha In Blue” from Various: The Best of Profile Records on Profile Records — Background/ambient

Al Hirt “I'm Movin' on” from Honey In the Horn on RCA Victor — Background/ambient

The Clovers “Hey Doll Baby” from n/a on Atlantic 45 — Atlantic Records 1956

The Penguins “Ookey-Ook” from n/a on Dootone 45 — Dootone Records 1955

Carmen Taylor “No More, No Less” from n/a on Guyden 45 — Guyden Records 1954

The Five Jades “Rock and Roll Molly” from Rock and Roll Molly — Duke Records 1958

Jackie Wilson “Please Stick Around” from Jackie Sings the Blues on Brunswick Records — Brunswick Records 1960

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

The Du-Droppers “Bambalam” from Boot 'Em Up on Acrobat Music — RCA Victor 1953 (Unreleased?)

Big Mama Thornton “Just Like a Dog, Barking Up the Wrong Tree” from n/a on Peacock 45 (reissue) — Peacock Records 1961

Elmore James “Shake Your Moneymaker” from Elmore James: 20 Greatest Hits on Blue City — Fire Records 1961

The Fabulous Silver Tones “Hey, Sally Mae (Remastered)” from Hey, Sally Mae (Remastered) - Single on Bacci Bros Records

Jimmy Nolen “Strollin' With Nolen” from Various: Honky Tonk! The King & Federal R&B Instrumentals on Ace Records — Background/ambient

Dickie Thompson “Thirteen Women and Only One Man in Town” from n/a on Herald 45 — Herald Records 1954

Emmett Lord “n/a” from n/a on Liberty 45 — Liberty Records 1962

The Starjays “My Wild Girl” from Bang! It's the Starjays on Rhythm Bomb Records —  See them in Sept at the New England Shake-Up!

The T-Bones
“Hole in the Wall” from Various: '60s Rockin' Greats on Master Classics Records — Background/ambient

Thunder Rocks “Warpath” from Various: Rock It, Vol. 1 on Enviken Records — Sabre Records 1960

Carl Cherry “The Itch” from Various: Rock and Roll Riot on Buffalo Bop — Tene Records 1959

The Sentinals “Justine” from ? — Who knows? I hate downloads! (Great song though.)

Sammy & the Holly Rebs “Sally Mae” from Various: Greasy Rock 'n' Roll, Vols. 7 and 8 on Blakey Holdings — Reb Records (need date)

The Kaisers “The Kaiser Stomp” from In Step With The Kaisers on Imperial Wireless

The Blue Echoes
“Rebel Train” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Background/ambient

Eddie Clendening “Hot Shot” from Eddie Clendening Is Knockin' at Your Heart on Ventrella Records

Chuck Brooks “Spinning My Wheels” from Various: Hot Rod Gang on Buffalo Bop — Dub International 1958

T.J. Mayes “Rise Up Shine Down” from Dig It Up! on Wild Records

The Tupelo Wildcats “Dateless Night” from Various: Jump Cats It's Wild, Vol. 1 on Tail Records

The Tune Rockers “Green Mosquito” from Various: The Roots of the Cramp on Garage Masters Records — Background/ambient

The Wheelgrinders “Torque-Flite Baby” from Torque-Flite Baby on The Wheelgrinders

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. 


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. 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). 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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

Hi, folks.

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

Easy Ed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

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

Hi, folks.

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

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

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

Here's What We Played on February 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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