Friday, July 30, 2010

Deke Dickerson and The Ecco-Fonics: Boston Show! (Midway Cafe 8/25/2010)

DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Come on down to the Midway on 8/25 for a fantastic night of entertainment with Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics, along with Easy Ed's Record Hop. Deke hasn't played in Boston in several years and who knows when he'll be back this way again. Grab your chance to see the king of the double-neck guitar in action.

Deke will perform three sets, the first starting at 10:00. I'll be spinning beforehand, and we'll have an informal (fun!) dance class starting at 8:00 with Miss Ariane and Miss Beck. So come early and cut a rug (or just drink 'n' natter 'til Deke hits the stage).

See ya there!

--Easy Ed

Poster design by Beck Rustic.

Sponsored by Narragansett Brewing.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Back from Vacation! (New Show 7/23)

Well, the suitcase is back at the pawn shop, the souvenir swizzle sticks are cluttering up the dashboard, and a heap of newly acquired records and CDs are hollerin’ “Play Me!” In other words, “Easy Ed’s Variety Hour” is back from vacation and ready to rip this Friday with two wham-bam hours of Rockabilly, Hillbilly, R&B, and 50s, early 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll! Please tune in, and don’t be bashful about those requests (

**When: July 23 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):

In other news:

On August 11 I will be the guest DJ at River Gods in Cambridge for Primitive Sounds night. Thanks to Jason Beek, P.J. Eastman, and the fine 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

August 25: Don’t miss Easy Ed’s Midweek Midway Blowout, starring Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics!

Midway Cafe
3496 Washington St.
Boston, MA (Jamaica Plain)

--Easy Ed

P.S. Below is a list of what I played on the last show. An archived MP3 is available for free download at Also, if you'd like to be removed from my mailing list just let me know.

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “It's Time!” from It's Time CD ALBUM (Yep Roc Records 2003) –
Roy Hall “Diggin’ the Boogie” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 2 (Bear Family Records) – Decca Records 1956
Carl Perkins “Put Your Cat Clothes On” from Greatest Hits CD ALBUM (Rhino Records) – Sun Records 1957 (originally unissued)
Jack Earls “Hey Jim” from Various: Let's Bop: Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 1 CD COMP (AVI) – Sun Records 1956 (originally unissued)
Dick Bills “Rockin' And A Rollin'” from Various: The Best of Crest Records (Yellow Label/SPV) – Crest Records 1961
Johnny and The Hurricanes “Joy Ride” from Red River Rock (Black Tulip) – Background/ambient
The Moods “Easy Going” from Various: Sarg Rockers, Volume 1 (Collector Records) – Background/ambient
The Raging Teens “Hot Rod Boogie, #2” from The Raging Teens CD ALBUM (Annabelle Records 1998) – See The Raging Teens at Church in Boston on July 14, with Sonny Burgess, the Pinball Millionaires, the Raging Teens, and DJ Easy Ed!
Shaun Horton “Have Myself a Time” from Nothin' But Right (Raucous Records) –
The Flea Bops “Gotta Bop” (Vinylux Records) –
Sandy Lee “Ballin’ Keen” from Various: Teen Beat: Hip Chicks and Hot Mamas (Teen Beat) – Santa Fe Records 1959
Sonny Burgess “Red Headed Woman” from The Sun Days: The Best of Sonny Burgess and The Pacers (Self-Released – Sun Records 1956/See Sonny Burgess at Church in Boston on July 14, with the Pinball Millionaires, the Raging Teens, and DJ Easy Ed!
Bill Justis “Flip, Flop, and Bop” from The Complete Sun Recordings (Sun Records) – Background/ambient
Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies “Joe Turner Blues” from Daddy of Western Swing CD COMP (Proper Records) – Background/ambient
Hank Penny “Two-Timin’ Mama” from Hank Penny: King of Hillbilly Bebop CD ALBUM (Proper Records) – King Records 1946 (?)
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Lonesome Hearted Blues” from The Tiffany Transcriptions (Collector’s Choice Music)
Lee Emerson “I Cried Like a Baby” from Various: Ultra Rare Rockabillies, Vol. 12 (Chief Records) – Columbia Records 1956
Merrill Moore “Down The Road a Piece” from Various: Swing West!, Vol. 3 CD COMP (Razor & Tie) – Capitol Records 1955
Carl Sonny Leyland “Hindustan” from A Chicago Session (Ventrella Records) – Background/ambient
Girl Howdy “Half as Much” from It's Honky Tonk Time (Self-Released – Note: See them tonight (6/25) at Johnny D's in Somerville, along with The Roy Sludge Trio!
Loretta Lynn “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl” from Country Music Hall of Fame Series CD ALBUM (MCA Records) – MCA Records 1968
Little Roy Wiggins “Wiggins Wiggle” from Various: Nashville Steel Guitar (Starday Records) – Background/ambient
Santo & Johnny “Bulls-Eye” from Santo & Johnny LP ALBUM (Black Tulip Records) – Background/ambient
Jittery Jack “Tell Your Story Walkin’” from Preview track from forthcoming CD (Annabelle Records) – CD Release Party June 30 at TT the Bear’s. If you go, come on over to River Gods afterward. I’ll be spinning fer ya!
Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks “What Cheaters Do” from What Happened (Lone Shark Records) –
Waylon Jennings (Gerald Gropp Vocal) “Money” from The Early Years: From Clovis to Phoenix (Zu-Zazz)
The Ventures “The Swingin' Creeper” from The Ventures a Go-Go LP ALBUM (Dolton Records) – Background/ambient
The Ventures “The Intruder” from Going to The Ventures Dance Party! (Dolton Records) – Background/ambient
The Swinedells “Miss Dee” from Unreleased single from their forthcoming album (N/A) – July 2: Don’t miss Easy Ed’s Summer Rockin’ Riot, starring Nick Curran and the Lowlifes (from Austin, TX) and Boston’s own Swinedells. Plus Easy Ed’s record hop and a bop/jive/stroll lesson with Miss Ariane and Miss Beck. This
Nick Curran and the Lowlifes “Baby You Crazy” from Reform School Girl (Eclecto Groove Records) –
Danny Bell and the Bell Hops “Chili with Honey” from Various: Burlesque a Go Go (Goldenlane Records) – Background/ambient
Danny Bell and the Bell Hops “Chili with Honey” from Various: Burlesque a Go Go (Goldenlane Records) – Background/ambient
Big Joe Turner “Boogie Woogie Country Girl” from Big Joe Turner's Greatest Hits (Atlantic Records) – Atlantic Records 1957
Champion Jack Dupree “Old Time Rock and Roll” from Various: Cheesecake Blues 'n' Rockin' CD COMP (Cheesecake Records) – Vik Records 1957
Joe Liggins and His Honedrippers “Wee Wee Hours” from Various: Heart Attack! (Panic Records)
Gizzelle “Pretty Good Love” from Various: The Young Breed, Vol. 2 (Wild Records) –
Jimmy Breedlove “Killer Diller” from Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 1 (Past Perfect) – Camden Records 1954
Screamin' Jay Hawkins “What That Is” from Screamin' Jay Rocks (Bear Family Records) – For the crew down at the Angry Scotsman
Hen Gates and His Orchestra “Flash” from Various: Rhythm and Blues Lost Gems (Cleopatra Records) – Background/ambient
Johnny Jones with the Jimmy Beck Orchestra “Nightmare” from Johnny Jones: The Session Years, 1956-1966 (Super Bird Records) – Background/ambient
Ric Cartey “Scratchin on My Screen” from Various: Speed Crazy SINGLE (Speed Records) – NRC Records 1958
Alan Riddle “The Moon Is Crying” from Various: Greasy Rock 'n' Roll, Vols. 9 and 11 (Blakey Holdings) – Plaid Records 1960
Gene Summers “School Of Rock And Roll” (Collector Records) – Jan Records 1958
The Sureshots “Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie” from Rock 'n' Roll Ball (Empire Records) –
Vince Everett “I Ain't Gonna Be Your Lowdown Dog No More” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 14 (Bear Family Records) – ABC Paramount 1962
Jackie Gotroe “Lobo Jones” from Various: Bay Area Rockers (Ace Records) – Vortex Records 1958
Jeff Potter “Golden Roll” from Great Big Beat SINGLE (El Toro Records) –
Bob and Lucille “Eeny-Meeny-Miney-Moe” from Various: King Rockabilly ALBUM (Ace Records) – King Records 1962
The Modern Sounds “Where the Rio De Rosa Flows” from Hold it Fellas…It’s the Modern Sounds! ALBUM (Ventrella Records) –
The Garnet Hearts “Carry On Rene” from Cupid ALBUM (Another Mile Records) –