Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Show Friday (with the Coachmen) + River Gods Tonight!

Season’s greetings, listeners!

Tune in to “Easy Ed’s Variety Hour” (hillbilly, rockabilly, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll) this Friday for a very special year-end episode, which will include a live, in-studio performance by Boston’s legendary rockabilly/hillbilly/truckin’ trio The Coachmen!

**What: “Easy Ed’s Variety Hour” (two hours)

**When: December 18 at 6:00 PM Eastern

**Where: 91.5 FM (WMFO), or, or iTunes (Radio/College/WMFO)

**Archived shows are available at and also through iTunes (as a podcast):

Got a request? Please send it along.


12/16 (tonight!): I will be the guest DJ at River Gods in Cambridge as part of their Primitive Sounds series. Thanks to Jason Beek, P.J. Eastman, and the folks at River Gods for the invitation. Please stop by! The music starts at 9:00 PM.

River Gods
125 River StreetCambridge, MA 02139-3806

1/16: Don’t miss Easy Ed’s Winter Rockin’ Riot, with Johnny Carlevale and the Rollin’ Pins (rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll mayhem!) and The Pinball Millionaires (red hot rockabilly and hillbilly!), along with Easy Ed’s Record Hop. Arrive early (8:00 PM) for a free 50s dance lesson with instructors Miss Ariane and Miss Franny. Learn to Jive and Bop to cool tunes--and have some fun! No experience needed. No partner needed. Everyone welcome!
Midway Cafe3496 Washington St.Boston, MA (Jamaica Plain)(617) 524-9038

--DJ Easy Ed

PS. Below is a list of what I played on the 12/4/2009 show. To download the archive MP3 (free!) or to just listen to the show, go to

Jerry Lee Lewis “Friday Nights” from Classic Jerry Lee Lewis CD ALBUM (Bear Family Records) — Sun Records 1958 (possibly not originally released—DJ Lazy Ed didn’t have time to look it up).

Harmonica Sam With the Domestic Bumblebees “Big Door” from Rocker No. 1 (Enviken Records) —

Don Woody “Bird Dog” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 2 (Bear Family Records) — Decca Records 1957

Rusty & the Dragstrip Trio “Boppin' Around” from I Ain't Ready (Wild Records) —

Eddie Cochran “C'mon Everybody” from The Eddie Cochran Box Set CD OTHER (EMI) — Live on "Boy Meets Girl" TV show (U.K.) 1960, introduced by Marty Wilde

Benny Joy “Miss Bobby Sox” from Crash the Rockabilly Party CD ALBUM (Ace Records) — originally unissued 1957

The Chapparals “Leapin' Guitar” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 24 (Bear Family Records) — Background/ambient

The Side-Wynders “California Boogie” from Rompin' and Stompin' with The Side-Wynders (Bomp 'n' Stomp Records) —

The Starline Rhythm Boys “A Mess of Blues” from Masquerade for Heartache (Cow Island Music) —

Charlie Thompson “Just Keep on Goin'” from The Rockin' Side Of Charlie Thompson (Tail Records) —

Kenny Parchman “Treat Me Right” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 14 (Bear Family Records) — Sun Records 1957 (originally unissued)

Ray Condo and the Hardrock Goners “She's My Baby” from Various: Lordy Hoody (Fury Records) —

The Boss Guitars “Big Guitar” from The Big Guitar Sound (Camden LP) — Background/ambient

Duane Eddy “Big Liza” from Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel/$1,000,000 Worth of Twang (Motown Records) — Background/ambient

Hank Penny “No Muss, No Fuss, and No Bother” from Hank Penny: King of Hillbilly Bebop CD ALBUM (Proper Records) — 1943/For Hillbilly Wes and Cousin Sheila in Quakerstown, PA.

The Sons of The Pioneers “I Hang My Head and Cry” from My Saddle Pals and I CD ALBUM (Proper Records) — 1941

Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant “Arkansas Traveler” from Stratosphere Boogie CD COMP (Razor & Tie) — Capital Records 1953/I'm enjoying the book "Southwest Shuffle" for a second time.

Jim Gatlin “The Way You're Treating Me” from Various: Get With The Beat: The Marvel Masters (Rykodisc)

The Sons of The West “Panhandle Shuffle” from Various: Western Swing: Hot Hilbilly Jazz and Blues, 1935-1947 (Living Era) — Background/ambient

Faron Young “Goin' Steady” from Live Fast, Love Hard CD COMP (Country Music Foundation Records) — Capitol Records 1953

Billy Wayne “Lonely Wind” from Various: Hot Rockin' Music from Memphis (Stomper Time Records)

Leroy Van Dyke “Just Walk on By” from Various: Country USA, 1961 CD COMP (Time Life) — Mercury Records 1961

The Dixons “Lonesome Side of Me” from Still Your Fool (Cow Island Music) —

Ray Price “Home in San Antone” from San Antonio Rose: A Tribute to the Great Bob Wills (Koch) — Columbia Records 1961

Carl Smith “Snowdeer” from Satisfaction Guaranteed CD COMP (Satisfaction Guaranteed Bear Family Records) — Background/ambient

Ward Darby “Kentucky Blue Grass” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 4 (Buffalo Bop Records) — Background/ambient

The Sureshots “Servant of Love” from Various: Rockabilly Heaven Downunder (Press-Tone Music) —

Charlie Feathers “Wild Wild Party” from Various: The Last Great Rockabilly Saturday Night (Stomper Time Records) — Memphis Records 1961/For Sue in Watertown.

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

The Chessmen “Bop-A-Lena” from Various: Desperate Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 4 (Flame Records) — 1966 (label unknown)

Johnny Bach and The Moonshine Boozers “Boppin' the Blues” from Baching Mad!! (Foot Tapping Records) —

Sandy Nelson “Boss Beat” from Sandy Nelson's Big Sixties Beat Party! CD ALBUM (Ace Records) — Background/ambient

Mike Adams and The Red Jackets “Twistin' On The Tailspiin” from Twist Contest (Crown Records) — Background/ambient

Arthur Alexander “You're the Reason” from Arthur Alexander: The Greatest CD ALBUM (Ace Records) — Dot Records 1962

Billie Poole with the Junior Mance Trio “Them Blues” from Various: The Return of Mod Jazz (Ace Records) — Riverside Records 1963

Tiny Topsy and the Charms “Come On, Come On, Come On” from Various: Jiving Jamboree, Vol. 3 (Ace Records) — King Records 1957

Jimmy McCracklin “The Wobble” from The Walk: Jimmy McCracklin at His Best CD ALBUM (Razor & Tie) — Mercury Records 1959

Screamin' Jay Hawkins “Mountain Jive” from Screamin' Jay Rocks (Bear Family Records) — Decca Records 1966 (originally unissued)/For Kate and Jason

Red Prysock “Happy Feet” from The Best of Red Prysock CD ALBUM (AVI) — Background/ambient

Milt Buckner “Rockin' with Milt” from The Rockin' Hammond of Milt Buckner (Jasmine Records) — Background/ambient

Jeff Potter “All Right with Me” from Great Big Beat CD ALBUM (El Toro Records) —

Eddie Angel “No Money” from Eddie Angel's Guitar Party CD ALBUM (Musick Records) — See Eddie (with Los Straitjackets) along with Barrence Whitfield and the Monkey Hips and El Vez and at the Paradise on 12/6.

Bobby Vee “Flyin' High” from Various: Greasy Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 12 (Blakey Holdings) — For Karl

Preston Epps “Bongo In The Congo” from Bongo Rock: The Best of Preston Epps (Collectables Records) — Background/ambient

The Swinedells “Greasy Kid's Stuff” from n/a SINGLE (N/A) —

The Racketeers “Spaceship to Mars” from Various: I Sure Miss Gene Vincent SINGLE (Rock Therapy Records) —

Gene Vincent “Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me” from The Road Is Rocky SINGLE (Bear Family Records) — Capitol Records 1957

Ben Hewitt “I Want a New Girl Now” from Various: Record Hop Madness, Vol. 1 SINGLE (RHP) — Mercury Records 1960

Barrence Whitfield “The Geronimo Stomp” from Raw, Raw, Rough SINGLE (Blood Red Vinyl) —

Billy Lee Riley “Flying Saucer Rock 'n' Roll” from Red Hot: The Best of Billy Lee Riley SINGLE (AVI) — Sun Records 1957

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

The Raging Teens “Snowbound” from Rock 'N' Roll Party CD ALBUM (Rubric Records 2001) — See them on 12/5 at TT the Bear’s in Cambridge, along with Preacher Jack, Wicked Whiskey, the Swinedells, and DJ Easy Ed

Floyd Cramer “On The Rebound” from Cramer at The Console (RCA Victor) — Background/ambient