Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Show 9/17 + Upcoming Live Shows

Hey, folks.

Comin’ your way: Another episode of “Easy Ed’s Variety Hour”—two hours of Rockabilly, Hillbilly, R&B, and Rock and Roll! I’ve got tons of great stuff lined up to play for you, but send along your requests and I’ll do my best to play them too!

**When: September 17 at 6:00 PM Eastern

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

**Can’t listen live? Visit for information about archived shows.

Big thanks to DJ Beck for spinning a cool bonus hour of tunes at the end of my last show. See below for a list of what she played.

On September 22 I’ll be the guest DJ at River Gods in Cambridge for Primitive Sounds night, alternating sets with Jason Beek and/or fellow ‘MFO DJ P.J. Eastman. The music (rock ‘n’ roll, blues, old country, rockabilly, and more) starts at 9:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

River Gods
125 River StreetCambridge, MA 02139-3806

September 29: The Dusty 45s (all the way from Seattle) and the Throttles (Providence) will play at the Midway CafĂ©. Ariane and Beck, the ladies who give the dance lessons at many of my events, are putting this one on. Be sure to check it out! DJ D-Bag (Portland, ME) will be spinnin’ the platters that matter.

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

October 2: Don’t miss DJ Easy Ed’s Fall Rockin’ Riot, starring:

--Johnny Carlevale and His Band of All-Stars—Killer Jump Blues and R&B
--Nate Gibson and the Gashouse Gang—Exclusive Boston Show and CD Release Party
--Gunsmoke—Rockabilly from Ontario, Canada

+ DJ Easy Ed’s Record Hop and dance lesson with Miss Ariane and Miss Beck!

Midway Cafe3496 Washington St.Boston, MA (Jamaica Plain)(617) 524-9038

October 22 : DJ Easy Ed Presents Rockin’ Hillbilly Night at the Midway, starring
Memphis Rockabilly, featuring Roy Sludge
Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. (ultrarare New England appearance by these three hillbillies from New York City)
+ DJ Easy Ed’s Record Hop

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. If you missed the show you can listen to the archive version anytime. Visit for details.

Eddie Cash “Doin’ Alright” from Various: The Last Great Rockabilly Saturday Night (Stomper Time Records) – Peak Records 1958
Ronnie Brent “My Sweet Verlene” from Various: Get Your Kicks: 25 Vintage Rockers CD COMP (Big Mike's) – United Artists 1958
Bobby Darin “Mighty Mighty Man” from Twist with Bobby Darin (Rhino Records)
The Everly Brothers “Cathy's Clown” from It's Everly Time/A Date with The Everly Brothers (Warner Brothers) – Warner Brothers 1959
Eddie Clendening “Long Tall Lou (from Louisville)” from Eddie Clendening Is Knockin' at Your Heart (Ventrella Records) –
Merl Lindsay “Rockin' Water Baby” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 19 (Bear Family Records) – Background/ambient
The Rock Kings “Runaway” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 6 (Buffalo Bop Records) – Background/ambient
Charlie Feathers “Nobody’s Woman” from Wild Wild Party (Southern Records) – King Records 1957
Al Epp and The Pharoahs “Breaking My Heart” from Various: Texas Rockabilly and Hillbilly Boogie, Vol. 2 CD ALBUM (Esoldun Music) – Wildcat Records 1959/For the Pinball Millionaires
Bob Luman “Make Up Your Mind (Wild Version)” from Bob Rocks (Bear Family Records) – 1958 (originally unissued version)
Deke Dickerson and The Modern Sounds “Mexicali Rose” from Live at Duff’s (Major Label Records) – For Tony!
Charlie Rich “Mohair Sam” from Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich (Epic/Legacy) – Smash Records 1965
The Fireballs “Campusology” from Torquay/Campusology (Ace Records) – Background/ambient
Duane Eddy “Guitar’d and Feathered” from Deep in the Heart of Twangsville (Bear Family Records) – Background/ambient
The Two-Timin' Three “Your New Flame (Is Burning Me)” from Where Did You Sleep Last Night? CD (Vinylux Records)
The Two-Timin' Three “Twilight Calling” from Payin' The Price CD ALBUM (Take Off Records)
The Joel Patterson Trio “Slidin’ the Scales” from Steel Is Real (Ventrella Records) – Background/ambient
Wanda Jackson “I'd Rather Have a Broken Heart” from Right or Wrong CD COMP (Bear Family Records) – Capitol Records 1960/Coming to Johnny D’s in Somerville 10/7.
Porter Wagoner “I’ll Go Down Swinging” from The Essential Porter Wagoner (RCA Records) – RCA Records 1964
Merle Haggard “Please Mr. DJ” from Various: One More Record Please (Bear Family Records) – Tally Records 1964
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos “Act Naturally” (Bear Family Records) – Capitol Records 1963
The Dixons “Please Baby Don't Go” from Still Your Fool (Cow Island Music) –
The Lucky Stars “Stay Out Late” from Stay Out Late with The Lucky Stars CD ALBUM (Fate Records)
Leon McAuliffe “Honky Tonk” from Take Off & More CD ALBUM (Bear Family Records) – Background/ambient
Buster Smith and His Heatwaves “Til Broad Daylight” from Various: Rhythm and Blues Lost Gems (Cleopatra Records) – Big Town Records 1956
The Five Keys “It’s a Cryin’ Shame” from Rocking and Crying (Jasmine Records) – Capitol Records 1957
Jack McVea “Wine-O” from Various: Jiving Jamboree 2 (Ace Records) – Combo Records 1954
Tiny Topsy “Miss You So” from Various: King Records Rhythm and Blues (King Records) – Federal Records 1957
Billy Lamont “Country Boy” from 100 African American R&B '50s Masters (Goldenlane Records) – Okeh Records 1959
Sherman Williams “Teenage Bounce” from Various: Flip Misses! (Ace Records) – Background/ambient Ask Sherman Williams
Duke Jenkins “The Duke Walks” from Various: Treasures From The Vaults (Fuel 2000 Records, Inc.) – Background/ambient
The Sureshots “Tell Me” from Sure Hot 10-INCH EP (Tail Records) –
Charlie Gracie “Crazy Girl” from Fabulous CD ALBUM (Park Records) – Cameo Records 1958
The Devilles “Tell Me So” from Various: R&B Humdingers, Vol. 3 (Yama Records) – Orbit Records 1959
Marvin and Johnny “Ain't That Right” from Various: Ace Records 30th Anniversary (Ace Records) – Modern Records 1956
Freddy Cannon “Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It” from The Best of Freddy Cannon (Collectables 1962) – Swan Records 1961
Kenny and The Sultans “The Wipe Out” from Various: Garpax Surf 'n' Drag (Ace Records) – Background/ambient
The Bomboras “Monsoon” from Savage Island (Dionysus Records) – Background/ambient
Link Wray “Jack the Ripper” from The Original Rumble (Ace Records) – Swan Records 1963
The Hi-Winders “Indian Runner” from The Hi-Winders Story CD ALBUM (Lennox Records) –
The Silvertones “High Hat Rock” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 4 CD COMP (Buffalo Bop Records) – Background/ambient
Crazy Joe “Marianne” from Various: Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend #9 (VLV) – See Crazy Joe at the Red Hot and Blue Festival in Montreal this weekend, along with Deke Dickerson, Little Rachel, Barrence Whitfield and the Monkey Hips, and many more!
Jerry Lee Lewis “Friday Nights” from Classic Jerry Lee Lewis (Bear Family Records)
Eldon Rice “Don't Let Love Break Your Heart” from Various: Fernwood Rockabillies (Stomper Time) – El-Rio Records 1961
Sleepy LaBeef “Litttle Bit More” from Various: Rarest Rockabilly and Hillbilly Boogie (Ace Records)
Curtis Gordon “Sittin' on Top of the World” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 11 (Bear Family Records) – Mercury Records 1957
The Go-Getters “You Don't Love Me” from Real Gone (Part Records) –
Cherry Casino and The Gamblers “Crazy Baby” from Fat Mama's Daughter (Rhythm Bomb Records) –
Jeff Potter “Golden Roll” from Great Big Beat (El Toro Records) –
The Chessmen “Wild Little Willie” from Various: Speed Crazy (Speed Records)
Del Raney's Umbrellas “Can Your Hossie Do the Dog” from Various: The Roots of the Cramps (Garage Masters Records)
Bowleggs “Hunky Twist” from Various: The 60's Hipster Lounge (Garage Masters Records) – Background/ambient
Jackie Wilson “Baby Workout” from The Jackie Wilson Story (Epic) – Brunswick Records 1963

--Bonus Hour with DJ Beck

Wynonie Harris “All She Wants To Do Is Rick” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Piney Brown “You Bring Out The Wolf In Me” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Billy Lee Riley “Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Jimmy and Johnny “I can't Find the Door Knob” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Justin Tubb “Rock It On Down To My House” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Milton Allen “Don't Bug Me Baby” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
The Cadets “I Want You” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Charlie Thompson “I Like That Kind” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Imelda May “Y'Hoo” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ BeckCharlie Feathers “One Hand Loose” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
The Flatfoot Shakers “You've Got a Hold On Me” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Mel Robbins “Save It” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Jack Rabbit Slim “Trailer Queen” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
The Wailers “Dirty Robber” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
The Sonics “The Witch” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Riley McOwen and the Sleazy Rustic Boys “Mary Mary” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Chuy and The Bobcats “Kiss Me Quick” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Little Richard “Rice, Red Beans and Turnip Greens” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Simon Crum “Stand Up, Sit Down, Shut Your Mouth” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Eddie Hill “Knock It Off” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck
Gordon Terry “Wild Honey” – 9/3 bonus hour spun by DJ Beck