Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hey friends.

WMFO just completed a major technical overhaul. We were off the air for a short time while the work was being completed, but now we’re back and sounding better than ever. So tune in this Friday at 6:00 PM for a state-of-the-art, sonically enhanced version of “Easy Ed’s Variety Hour”—two hours of Rockabilly, Hillbilly, R&B, and Rock and Roll!

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

**When: Friday (4/3) 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, if you live in the Boston area be sure to check out this big show on 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 3/13/2009 edition of Easy Ed’s Variety Hour. To download or listen to the show, just go to Thanks!

Rip Carson “That Ain't Enough” from My Simple Life (Golly Gee Records) —

Ken Cook “Don't Be Runnin' Wild (Problem Child)” from Various: Sun Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 2 (Charly Records) — Phillips International 1957 (originally unissued)Phillips International 1957 (originally unissued)

Warren Smith “Red Cadillac and a Black Mustache” from Classic Recordings 1956-1959 CD COMP (Bear Family Records) — Sun Records 1957 (originally unissued)

Ronnie Haig “Rocking with the Rhythm and Blues” from Various: Record Hop Madness, Vol. 2 (RHM) — Note Records 1958

Orville Couch “Wild Girl” from Various: Greasy Rock 'n' Roll, Vols. 7 and 8 (Blakey Records) — Action Records 1964

Del Saint and The Devils “Rock Yea” from Various: That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 10 (Bear Family Records)

Andy and The Live Wires “Maggie” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 3 (Buffalo Bop) — Background/ambient

Johnny and The Hurricanes “Thunderbolt” from Johnny and The Hurricanes (Warwick LP) — Background/ambient

Bill Haley and The Saddlemen “Sundown Boogie” from Bill Haley-Rock 'n' Roll Arrives (Bear Family Records) — Holiday Records 1952

Ray Moore and The Pioneers “Honey Hush” from Various: Great Rockers From Cincinnati (Collector Records)

Groovey Joe Poovey “My Life's Ambition” from Greatest Grooves CD ALBUM (Dragon Street Records) — 1956 (originally unissued)

Slim Rhodes “Take and Give” from Various: Rock Baby Rock: Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 2 (AVI Records) — Sun Records 1957

Charlie Thompson “Sittin' and Waitin'” from The Rockin' Side Of Charlie Thompson (Tail Records) —

Jimmy Heap and William Tell Taylor “Little Jewel” from Various: She's Neat (Pan-American Recordings) — Fame Records 1957

Eddie Cochran “Sweetie Pie” from Somethin' Else (EMI) — Liberty Records 1960

Eddie Cochran “Country Jam” from Somethin' Else (EMI) — Background/ambient

Chet Atkins “Centipede Boogie” from Guitar Legend: The RCA Years (Buddha Records) — Background/ambient

Skeets McDonald “Fort Worth Jail” from Heart Breakin' Mama (Bear Family Records) — Capitol Records 1958

The Flat Git It Gang “Texas Millionaire” from Various: Midsummer Rock 'n' Roll Jamboree (Vintjarn Records) —

Moon Mullican “Don't Ever Take My Picture Down” from Moonshine Jamboree CD ALBUM (Ace Records) — King Records 1946

Hank Williams “Settin' The Woods on Fire” from The Complete Hank Williams CD ALBUM (Mercury) — MGM Records 1952/For Poison Ivy

Blackie Crawford With the Western Cherokees “When You Make Up Your Mind I'll Be Around” from Various: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & The Honky Tonk Blues, Vol.2 (Jasmine Records)

Johnny Bond “Lay It On The Line” from Put Me To Bed (Bear Family Records) — Columbia Records 1957

Libbi Bosworth “It's Late” from Outskirts of You (Freedom Records) —

Hank Thompson “Hank Thompson at The Golden Nugget” from A Six Pack to Go (Capitol Records) — Capitol Records 1961

The Texas Troubadours “Red Top” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family Records) — Background/ambient

The Texas Troubadours “Take That” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family Records) — Background/ambient

Robert Irvine “Fastest Short in Town” from Various: Hot Rod Hop (Buffalo Bop) — Presto Records 1964

Woody Ball “Robin Hood and His '56 Ford” from Various: Hot Rod Gang (Buffalo Bop) — MCM Records (late 50s?)

Chuck Brooks “Spinning My Wheels” from Various: Hot Rod Gang (Buffalo Bop)

Slick Slavin “Speed Crazy” from Various: Red Hot Rockabilly, Vol. 2 (Disky) — Imperial Records 1958

The Road Runners “Road Runnah” from Various: Hot Rod Rumble (Buffalo Bop) — Felsted Records

Spo-Dee-O-Dee “Thunderbirds” from Various: Hot Rodders Paradise CD ALBUM (Rhythm Bomb Records) — Background/ambient

Larry Wilcox and His Orchestra “The Nitty Gritty” from Tuff Saxes and Twangy Guitars LP ALBUM (Twangy Guitars) — Background/ambient

Oscar McLollie and His Honey Jumpers “Hey Lolly Lolly” from Hey! Lollie Lollie (Ace Records) — Modern Records (originally unissued version)

Big Joe Turner “Feeling Happy” from Greatest Hits (Atlantic Records) —

Wynona Carr “I'm Mad At You” from Jump Jack Jump! (Specialty Records)

Sonny and Jaycee “You Keep Doggin' Me” from Various: Blues and Rockin' (Cheesecake Records) — Ember Records 1958

Jody Reynolds “Evil Hearted Me” from Various: The Last Great Rockabilly Saturday Night, Vol. 2 (Stomper Time Records) — Originally unissued

Bloodshot Bill “Where Am I” from Trashy Greasy Rockin' Billy CD ALBUM (Flying Saucer Records) —

The Rockin' 8-Balls “Low Down Dog” from Like It Like That CD ALBUM (Goofin' Records) —

The Deuces Wild “I'm in a Whirl” from Various: Rockin' Boppin' Duo's (Cheesecake Records) — Specialty Records 1958

Darrin Stout “Wasting Your Time” from Darrin Stout & The Starlighters (Self-Released) —

The Strangeloves “I Want Candy” from Various: Nuggets (Rhino Records) —

Rocky Velvet “King Kong” from It Came From Cropseyville! CD ALBUM (RVM) — them at the Midway CafĂ© on 3/21 with The Fathoms and DJ Easy Ed

The Fathoms “Five Fathoms Deep” from Fathomless CD ALBUM (AVI) —

The Fathoms “Night Scene” from Fathomless CD ALBUM (AVI) —