Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easy Ed’s Variety Hour This Friday (3/26)/Nick Curran Benefit

Hi, everyone.

“Easy Ed’s Variety Hour” will be back again this Friday with two hours of Rockabilly, Hillbilly, R&B, and Rock and Roll. Please tune in, and send along your requests!

**When: March 26 at 7:00 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):

In other news:

WMFO and I would like to thank everyone who contributed during our 40th anniversary fundraiser. We brought in some much-needed operating income. Long live freeform radio!

April 24: Don’t miss Easy Ed’s Spring Rockin’ Riot! This event will be a fundraiser for Nick Curran, an Austin-based rockabilly/rock ‘n’ roll musician (originally from Portland, Maine) who is battling cancer. (See the attached poster, designed by the talented Miss Beck!)

Performing will be Johnny Carlevale and the Rollin’ Pins (, The Pinball Millionaires (, Amy Rose and Her Troublemakers (, special guests Sean Coleman (Swinedells) and Kevin Patey (Raging Teens), and more. DJ Derek and I will be spinning rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll throughout the night as well, and the evening will kick off with a free dance lesson taught by Miss Ariane and Miss Beck.

Midway Cafe
3496 Washington St.
Boston, MA (Jamaica Plain)
(617) 524-9038

More news about Nick Curran is available here:

April 28: 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 Street
Cambridge, MA 02139-3806


--DJ Easy Ed

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Easy Ed’s Variety Hour/WMFO’s 40th Anniversary

Hi, everyone.

“Easy Ed’s Variety Hour” will air again tomorrow night (3/12). If you’re interested in tuning in to our worldwide broadcast, please see the details below.

Also, we’re in the middle of a fundraiser aimed at covering some of the basic expenses incurred by an all-volunteer radio station. Any and all pledges would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

Easy Ed


Not Spam: Easy Ed’s Variety Hour/WMFO’s 40th Anniversary

Hi, folks.

“Easy Ed’s Variety Hour” will be back again this Friday with two hours of Rockabilly, Hillbilly, R&B, and Rock and Roll. Please tune in! Requests? Hit me!

**When: March 12 at 7:00 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):

Also: WMFO is pleased to announce the start of our 40th Anniversary Donations Drive. This fundraising event is currently in full swing and will wind up on March 20th. Our goal is to raise at least $5000 to continue the station upgrade we started last year and to ensure more great freeform programming.

More information on the drive can be found here: views/pages/Donate

Donations in any amount would be greatly appreciated. If you want to pledge support for a particular show, please be sure to mention the show’s name when you donate. Online donations may be placed here:

You can also mail a check, made out to "Trustees of Tufts College," to:

Attn: Donations
PO Box 65
Medford, MA 02155


--DJ Easy Ed

PS. Below, in painstaking detail, is a summary of the 2/26/2010 show’s doin’s. An archived MP3 is available for free download at

Jerry Lee Lewis “Lovin’ Up a Storm” from Classic Jerry Lee Lewis CD ALBUM (Bear Family Records) — Sun Records 1959

Charlie Rich “Yes Ma’am” from Various: Sun Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2 (Charly) — Phillips International 1962 (originally unissued)

Teddy Riedel “Judy” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 21 (Bear Family Records) — Vaden Records 1960

Virgile Baker “Dissatisfied” from Various: Fernwood Rockabillies (Stomper Time Records) — Smitty Records (probably early 60s)

The Flea Bops “Gotta Bop” (Vinylux Records) —

Crazy Cavan and the Rhythm Rockers “Bop Little Lady” from Various: When Rockabilly Ruled, OK? (Cherry Pie) —

The Garnet Hearts “Four Shades of Red” from Life Behind Bars CD ALBUM (Wild Hare Records) —

The Barnshakers “I’m Movin’” from Twenty-One CD ALBUM (Goofin' Records) —

Bobby Mizzell “Knockout” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 6 (Buffalo Bop) — Background/ambient

Joe Maphis “Moonshot” from Flying Fingers CD COMP (Bear Family Records) — Background/ambient

Dale Hawkins “La-Do-Dada” from Rock 'n' Roll Tornado CD ALBUM (Ace Records) — Checker Records 1958

Dale Hawkins “Susie-Q” from Rock 'n' Roll Tornado CD ALBUM (Ace Records) — Checker Records 1957

Dale Hawkins “My Babe” from Rock 'n' Roll Tornado CD ALBUM (Ace Records) — Checker Records 1958

Dale Hawkins “Cross-Ties” from Rock 'n' Roll Tornado CD ALBUM (Ace Records) — Background/ambient

Eddie Noack “A Thinking Man’s Woman” from The Starday and D Sessions, Vol. 1 (Cactus Records) — D Records 1959

George Jones “I Just Don’t Like This Kind of Livin’” from My Favorites of Hank Williams (Liberty Records) — Liberty Records 1973

The Delmore Brothers “I Let the Freight Train Carry Me On” from Fifty Miles to Travel CD COMP (Ace Records) — King Records 1951

Rosie Flores “This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’” from Girl of the Century (Bloodshot Records) —

Rusty and Doug Kershaw “Love Me to Pieces” from Louisiana Men (Ace Records) — Hickory Records 1957

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “Hi-Billy Music” from Jumpin' from 6 to 6 (Hightone Records) —

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

The Texas Troubadours “Nashville Shuffle” from The Texas Troubadours: Almost to Tulsa (Bear Family Records) — Background/ambient

Johnny Cash “Straight A's in Love” — For Rob

Alvis Wayne “Swing Bop Boogie” from Various: Texas Rockabilly And Hillbilly Boogie, Vol. 1 (Esoldun Music) — Westport Records 1956

The Hi-Qs “All the Time” from Hop and Bop CD ALBUM (Self-Released) —

Buddy Holly “Blue Days, Black Nights” from Buddy Holly and the Crickets: The Ultimate EP Collection CD ALBUM (See For Miles LTD) — Decca Records 1956

The Cranktones “Snake Bit” from Vibrate with The Cranktones CD ALBUM (Rhubarb Records 1998) —

Santo & Johnny “Save the Last Dance for Me” from Santo & Johnny LP ALBUM (Black Tulip Records) — Background/ambient

Bloodshot Bill “Leave Me Alone” from Get High Tonite! (Transistor 66 Records) —

Hipbone Slim and the Knee-Tremblers “If Only” from Have Knees, Will Tremble (Voodoo Rhythm Records) —

Bob Moore and The Temps “Braggin’” from Various: Dancehall Stringbusters! Vol. 2 (Sundazed Records) — Daisy Records 1963

Nick Curran and the Lowlifes “Tough Lover” from Reform School Girl (Eclecto Groove Records) — For Bob!

Mexican Chili Taco Fiesta “Woundup” from Mexican Chili Taco Fiesta (Primitiv Discos) — Background/ambient

The Fathoms “Leap Froggin'” from Fathom This! CD ALBUM (Musick Records) — Background/ambient/

Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers “Oo Papa Do” from One Hour Mama (Fat Note Records) — At Scullers’ 2/26 and 2/27

Ella Mae Morse “Have Mercy Baby” from Razzle Dazzle: Ella Mae Morse in The '50s (Rev-Ola) — Capitol Records 1953

Mamie Bradley “I Feel Like a Million” from Various: The Sue Records Story SINGLE (EMI) — Sue Records 1958

Ray Charles “Mary Ann” from Ray Charles: The Birth of Soul (Atlantic Records) — Atlantic Records 1957

The Midnighters “Don't Change Your Pretty Ways” from Various: Snatch and Grab It! (Bear Family Records) — Federal Records 1955

Jimmy McCracklin “The Georgia Slop” from The Walk: Jimmy McCracklin at His Best CD ALBUM (Razor & Tie) — Mercury Records 1958/For Beth

Jimmy Beck and his Orchestra “Pipe Dreams” from Various: Night Train to Nashville (lost highway) — Background/ambient

Roy Head “Apple of My Eye” from Treat Her Right SINGLE (Dynamite Records) — Back Beat Records 1966

The Saucers “Cha Wailey Routa” from Various: Mad Mike Monsters, Vol. 1 SINGLE (Norton Records) — Felco Records 1959

Bracey Everett “The Lover's Curse” from Various: That'll Flat Git It, Vol. 21 SINGLE (Bear Family Records) — Atlantic Records 1958

Mickey Hawkes “Bip, Bop, Boom” from Various: The Best of Profile Records SINGLE (Profile Records) — Profile Records 1958

Bob and The Bearcats “Justine” from Hold on Tight SINGLE (Pollytone Records)

Freddy Countryman “Back Up and Push” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 7 (Buffalo Bop Records) — Background/ambient

Los Straitjackets “King of the Surf” from Play Favorites (Yep Roc Records) —

The Catalinas “Banzai Washout” from Various: Lost Legends of Surf Guitar 2: Point Panic (Sundazed Records)