Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Radio and River Gods

Hey friends.

A new episode of “Easy Ed’s Variety Hour” hits the airwaves (and ‘netwaves) this Friday evening. Tune in for two big boppin’ hours of Rockabilly, Hillbilly, R&B, and Rock and Roll! (And don’t forget to email me your requests in advance!)

**Where: WMFO in Medford , MA (91.5 FM). Listen live through iTunes (Radio/Public/WMFO) or the station's Web site (

**When: Friday (3/13) at 6:00 PM Eastern.

Can't listen while the show is airing? Just go to

and download archived MP3s of past shows whenever you like. The song list from my last show appears at the bottom of this message if you want to check it out.

Also, this Wednesday (3/11) I will be the guest DJ at River Gods in Cambridge as part of their ongoing Primitive Sounds series. I want to thank Jason Beek, P.J. Eastman, and the folks at River Gods for the invitation. Please stop by! The music starts at 9:00 PM.

--Other Calendar Notes

--March 21: Don’t miss the Rock ‘n’ Roll Blowout with Rocky Velvet, The Fathoms, and DJ Easy Ed at the Midway CafĂ© in Jamaica Plain.

--April 4: Hillbilly and Rockabilly Night at the Midway, with Spinout Records recording artists the Stumbleweeds; the Roy Sludge Revue, a brand new band featuring members of the Spurs and Memphis Rockabilly; and WMFO’s DJ Easy Ed.

As always, thanks for your interest!
--DJ Easy Ed

Here’s the playlist from the 2/27/2009 edition of Easy Ed’s Variety Hour. To download or listen to the show, just go to Thanks!

Johnny Jano “Havin' a Whole Lotta Fun” from Various: Hey Baby! The Rockin' South (Ace Records) — Excello Records 1956

Rusty and The Dragstrip Trio “Maryanne” from I Ain't Ready (Wild Records) —

Hender Saul “I Ain't Gonna Rock Tonite” from Various: Rockabilly Hoodlums, Vol. 1 (Collector Records) — Liberty Records (date unknown)

Charlie Feathers “Tongue-Tied Jill” from Various: The Complete Meteor Rockabilly and Hillbilly Recordings (Ace Records) — Meteor Records 1956

Buck Griffin “Stutterin' Papa” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 7 (Bear Family Records) — MGM Records 1956

The Stillmen “Corn Whiskey Boogie” from All Hopped Up CD ALBUM (Star Tone Records) —

Sonny Rogers and The Kingpins “This Is The Night” from Honky Tonkin' CD ALBUM (Enviken Records) —

The Carnations “Fireball Mail” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 5 (Buffalo Bop) — Background/ambient

Red Garrison “Moonshine” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 5 (Buffalo Bop) — Background/ambient

Johnny Carlevale & the Rollin Pins “Tunnel of Love” from That's Life (Ropin' Records) —

The Shakin' Pyramids “Cry Cry Kitten” from The Collection CD COMP (Vault) —

Gene Maltais “The Raging Sea” from Various: The Raging Teens (Norton Records) — Lilac Records (1958?)/For Poison Ivy

Link Wray “Raw-Hide” from Slinky! The Epic Sessions, '58-'61 (Sundazed Music) —

Rocky Velvet “Come On” from It Came From Cropseyville! CD ALBUM (RVM) — them 2/28 at the Plough and Stars in Cambridge

The Candymen “Doin' The Twist” from The Twist LP ALBUM (Diplomat Records) — Background/ambient

Chet Atkins “Walk Don't Run” from Guitar Legend (Buddha Records) — Background/ambient

Charlie Faircloth “Coffee, Cigarettes, and Tears” from Various: Rockin' Hillbilly, Vol. 3 (Cactus Records) — Decca Records 1950

The Western Aces “Same Old Cell” from Introducing The Western Aces (El Toro Records) —

Ernie Chaffin “Laughin & Jokin'” from Various: Drink Up and Go Home--Sun Country, Vol. 2 (AVI) — Sun Records 1957

Patsy Cline “Today, Tomorrow, and Forever” from 50 Golden Greats (Empire Music) — Decca Records 1957

Marty Robbins “Knee Deep in The Blues” from Various: Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 2 (Columbia Records) — Columbia Records 1956

The Dixons “Broken Hearted, Lovesick, and Blue” from Still Your Fool (Cow Island Music) —

Pee Wee King “ Plantation Boogie” from Pee Wee King and His Golden West Playboys (Bear Family Records) — For Julie and Tony

The Western Cherokees “Cherokee Steel Guitar” from Various: Rockin' Hillbilly, Vol. 7 (Cactus Records) — Background/ambient

The Starlighters “One Way Express” from Various: Great Rockers from Cincinnati (Collector Records) — Background/ambient

The Du-Droppers “I Can't Do Sixty No More” from Boot 'Em Up (Acrobat Records) — Red Robin Records 1952

Dave Bartholomew “Kiss Me Baby” from Various: Chicken Shack Boogie, Vol. 7 (Play Back Records) —

The Dappers “Good Lovin'” from Various: The Rhythm Teens (Norton Records) — Thanks to Jack Warner of Massabesic Records for sending me that CD.

Al Sears “Fo Yah (Take 2)” from Sear-iously (Bear Family Records) — RCA Records 1952 (originally unissued)

Frankie Lymon “Next Time You See Me” from Rock 'n' Roll (Collectors Choice Music) — 1958. Solo album without the Teenagers.

The Electras “Little Girl of Mine” from Various: Greasy Rock 'n' Roll, Vols. 3 and 4 (Blakey Records) — Ruby-Doo Records 1966

Rockin' Bradley “Lookout” from Various: Cheesecake Red Hot Rhythm (Cheesecake Records) — Fire Records 1959

Gizzelle “Bella Mae” from Devil or Angel (Wild Records) —

Freddy King “San-Ho-Zay” from Blues Guitar Hero (Ace Records) — Background/ambient

The Fathoms “Hippo Hump” from Overboard CD ALBUM (Musick Records) — Background/ambient

Ritchie Valens “Come On, Let's Go” from Various: Rock This Town, Vol. 1 (Rhino Records) — Del-Fi Records 1958

The Vargas Brothers “Should We Tell Him” from Rockin' Blues (Wild Records) —

Dale Hawkins “Don't Treat Me This Way” from Rock 'n' Roll Tornado CD ALBUM (Ace Records) — Checker Records 1957

The Sureshots “Ready Teddy” from Rock 'n' Roll Ball (Empire Records) —

The Infernos “Local Boy” from Various: Goofin' Around (Goofin' Records) —

The Bourbonaires “That Tease” from A Shot of Bourbonaires CD ALBUM (Howlin' Records) —

Sean and Deke “Switch Blade Stomp” from Various: Goofin' Around (Goofin' Records) — Background/ambient

Gary Usher “Power Shift” from Various: Muscle Bustle (Ace Records) — Background/ambient

The Waun-a-Bees “Can't Stop Me” from Various: Lake, Rattle, and Roll (Blue Lake Records) —

The Collins Kids “Hoy Hoy” from The Rockinest CD ALBUM (Bear Family Records) — For Corb

Joyce Green “Black Cadillac” from Various: 32 Original Historic Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 1 (Spin Records) — Vaden Records 1960

Santos “Just a Little Love” from Various: The Young Breed (Wild Records) —

Le Sabres “Rising Mercury Twist” from Various: Memphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies, and Honky Tonkers, Vol. 4 (Stomper Time Records) — Background/ambient

Bo Diddley “Rock 'n' Roll” from Various: Greasy Rock 'n' Roll, Vols. 1 and 2 (Blakey Records) —

The Eliminators “Wipe Out!” from Various: Surfbeat Behind the Iron Curtain (Archive International Productions) —