Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Show Tomorrow Night (January 29)/Upcoming Live Shows

Howdy friends:

Easy Ed’s Variety Hour returns this Friday with two hours of commercial-free Rockabilly, Hillbilly, R&B, and Rock and Roll. I hope you can join us!

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

**When: January 29 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):

Keep those requests coming!


February 3: I will be the guest DJ at River Gods in Cambridge for Primitive Sounds night. 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

February 14 (the Sunday before Presidents’ Day): Bring your valentine out to the Midway Café in Jamaica Plain for an ultra-rare performance by Boston’s kings of Western Swing and Honky Tonk, The Spurs! I will be spinning dance-friendly country and rockabilly throughout the night.

--DJ Easy Ed

PS. Below is a list of what I played on the 1/15/2010 show. Once again I want to thank the Jinx Brothers for stopping by to play on the air! An archive MP3 of their performance can be found at

The Go Getters “Hip Shakin' Baby” from Various: Rock & Roll Is Everywhere! (Goofin' Records) —

The Vargas Brothers “Wiggle Walkin' Baby” from Rockin' Blues (Wild Records) —

Mike McAlister “I Don't Dig It” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll Orgy, Vol. 9 (Flesh Den) — Hob Nob Records 1958

Jimmy Evans “The Joint's Really Jumpin'” from Various: The Erwin Records Story (Stomper Time Records) — Clearmont Records 1962

The Blasters “Red Rose” from The Collection CD ALBUM (slash records) — Warner Brothers 1983/

Red West “Ain't Nobody Gonna Take My Place” from Various: Shiver and Shake (Buffalo Bop Records) — Sonnet Records 1960

Santo & Johnny “Hop Scotch” from Santo & Johnny LP ALBUM (Black Tulip Records) — Background/ambient

Ray Hudson & the Western Rhythmaires “Jackhammer” from Various: Dixie Rock and Roll (Collector Records) — Background/ambient

The Bop Kings “A Fool with the Blues” from Rock It to the Moon (El Toro Records) — From San Antonio

Patti Fay with Slim Mims and His Dream Ranch Boys & Girls “Memory Mountain” from Various: Savage Rockin' Girls (Collector Records) — Roni Records 1963

Omar and The Stringpoppers “I Won't Be So Nice” from Various: Shake The Shack Rockabilly Ball, Vol. 4 (STS Records) —

Bradd Suggs With the Swingsters “Bop, Baby, Bop” from Various: The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings CD COMP (Ace Records) — Meteor Records 1956

The Racketeers “Bebop Boppin'-a-Bon Bon” from Another Round with The Racketeers CD ALBUM (Scollay Square Music) —

Warren Smith “Dear John” from Uranium Rock CD ALBUM (Bear Family Records) — Sun Records 1957 (originally unissued)

The Stratocasters “Three Guitar Theme” from Various: Rockin' Hoodlums, Hicks, and Stuff, Vol. 7 (Collector Records) — Background/ambient

The Bumblebees “Echo Boogie” from Various: Rockin' Hoodlums, Hicks, and Stuff, Vol. 7 (Collector Records) — Background/ambient

The Flat Git It Gang “Walkin' the Floor Over You” from Various: Midsummer Rock 'n' Roll Jamboree (Vintjarn Records) —

The Delmore Brothers “Mobile Boogie” from Freight Train Boogie CD ALBUM (Ace Records)

The Dave and Deke Combo “Half Shot Boogie” from Hollywood Barn Dance CD ALBUM (Hey Day Records) —

Lefty Frizzell “Just Can't Live That Fast (Anymore)” (Bear Family Records)

The Starline Rhythm Boys “Drunk Tank” from Red's Place CD ALBUM (Cow Island Music) —

Lattie Moore “If The Good Lord's Willing (1959 Version)” from I'm Not Broke But I'm Badly Bent CD COMP (West Side)

The Texas Troubadours “Leon's Guitar Boogie” from The Texas Troubadours: Almost to Tulsa (Bear Family Records) — Background/ambient

The Jinx Brothers “Live on WMFO”— Live on WMFO!

Bullmoose Jackson “If You Ain't Lovin', You Ain't Livin'” from We Ain't Got Nothin' (But the Blues) (Acrobat Music) — King Records 1955

The Clovers “Little Mama” from The Clovers: Rock 'n' Roll Legends (Atlantic Records) — Atlantic Records 1954

Louis Jordan “Reet Petite and Gone” from Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll (1938-1954) CD ALBUM (Bear Family Records) — Decca Records 1948

Jackie Wilson “Reet Petite” from Various: Rock Around The Clock:/M Decca Rock 'N' Roll (Decca/MCA) — Brunswick Records 1957

Joe Turner “Rocket 88 Boogie” from Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 2 (Past Perfect) — Background/ambient

Harold Burrage “You Eat Too Much” from Messed Up: Complete Cobra Recordings (Westside Records) — Cobra Records 1956

Big Maybelle “My Country Man” from Big Maybelle: The Complete Okeh Sessions 1952-'55 SINGLE (Epic/Legacy) — Okeh Records 1953/Hot stuff for '53!

Jay Nelson “Raise Some San” from Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 2 (Past Perfect)

Baby Jean “If You Wanna” from Various: Jump and Shout (Crypt Records) — Stacy Records 1966 (?)

Freddy King “San-Ho-Zay” from Blues Guitar Hero, Vol. 1 (Ace Records) — Background/ambient

Elvis Presley “Mean Woman Blues” from The King of Rock and Roll: The Complete 50s Masters CD ALBUM (RCA) — RCA Records 1957

Elvis Presley “Anyplace Is Paradise” from The King of Rock and Roll: The Complete 50s Masters CD ALBUM (RCA) — RCA Records 1956

Elvis Presley “I'm Comin' Home” from From Nashville To Memphis: The Essential 60s Masters CD ALBUM (RCA) — RCA Records 1966

Elvis Presley “A Big Hunk O' Love” from The King of Rock and Roll: The Complete 50s Masters CD ALBUM (RCA) — RCA Records 1959

The Canadian Nomads “The Las Vegas Scene” from Various: That's Swift (Ace Records) — Background/ambient

The Rollin' Pins “Love Me” from That's Life (Ropin' Records) — See them 1/16 at the Midway Café with The Pinball Millionaires and DJ Easy Ed! Boys!/

The Frantics “The Whip” from Various: The Las Vegas Grind, Part 1 (Crypt Records)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Huge Rockin' Show: January 16 at the Midway Cafe

Howdy, folks.

January 16: Don’t miss Easy Ed’s Winter Rockin’ Riot (see attached), 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! Sponsored by Narragansett Brewing.

Midway Cafe

3496 Washington St.

Boston, MA (Jamaica Plain)