Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cool Live Show January 22!

Friends in the Boston area: Mark your calendars for a terrific show that's guaranteed to chase away any January blues that might settle in after you've vacuumed up that last strand of tinsel: WMFO’s DJ Easy Ed presents a night of Rockabilly and Hillbilly bop, starring the sensational Pinball Millionaires. These guys play rockabilly and hillbilly bop the right way and are a big hit with the dancers! As a special bonus, Frankie Blandino (Spurs/Fathoms/Cranktones) will sit in on steel.

The Barleyhoppers, featuring Stan “The Man” Kozlowski (Spurs, Cranktones), will open the night. This is their debut Boston show, and the whole town's buzzing about it. Expect some Sun sides, some Hank, and a few Everly Brothers duets when special guest Cheryle Crane (Crybabies) joins Stan at the mic for some harmonizing.

Throughout the night, Easy Ed’s Record Hop will keep your toes a tappin', and kicking off the event we'll be offering a complimentary dance lesson with Miss Beck!

Come on out and have some fun!

January 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Arrive early (8:30 PM) for a free dance lesson (50s Jiving) with Miss Beck. No experience needed. No partner needed. Everyone welcome!

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

Cover: $10.00
Sponsored by Narragansett Brewing

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hi, everyone.

Here's a list of what I played on last night's edition of "Easy Ed's Variety Hour" on WMFO. If you missed the show or would like to listen to it again (God love you) the archive MP3 will be available for download from soon. I will not do another official show until January 7, but may sub for a vactioning DJ the week before Christmas. I'll keep you posted on that. As another year of the show draws to a close, I find myself, once again, pleasantly surprised that it still exists! A huge thanks to everyone who listens to and supports the program!

I wish you all very happy holidays. May 2011 bring good things your way.

Easy Ed

PS: Perhaps I'll see you at the Raging Teens' holiday spectacular on 12/17 at TT the Bear's in Cambridge. Bring your worn bop shoes!

Playlist link (looks nicer than anything I could do):

Or you can just read on from here.

Jim McDonald “Let’s Have a Ball” from Various: Rockabilly Wildcats on Rock-A-Billy Records / The Orchard — KCM Records 1958
Don Cavalli & The Two Timers “Two-Timer” from Claustrobobia Blues on Lenox Records — Lenox Records EP 1997
Tooter Boatman “Thunder and Lightning” from Various: High-Speed Bop on Ree Bop Records
Elvis Presley “I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine” from The Sun Sessions CD: Elvis Presley on RCA Records — Sun Records 1954
Eddie Clendening “Hot Shot” from Eddie Clendening Is Knockin' at Your Heart on Ventrella Records —
The Fireballs “Mr. Reed” from Torquay/Campusology on Ace Records — Background/ambient
Slim Willet “Sneaky Pete” from Various: Boppin' Hillbilly Series on Various: Boppin' Hillbilly Series — Background/ambient
Carl Perkins “Dixie Bop/Perkins Wiggle” from The Classic Carl Perkins on Bear Family Records — Sun Records 1956 (originally unreleased)
Sonny Fisher “Pink and Black” from Various: The Starday Story, Vol. 2 on Texas Gold Records — Starday Records 1956
Ray Doggett and The Counts “No Doubt about It” from Various: Rockin' & Boppin' on Collector Records — Pearl Records 1958
Don Hosea “Everlasting Love” from Everlasting Love — Crystal Records 1958
Evan Kemp’s Trail Riders “Midnight Rider” from Various: Early Canadian Rockers, Vol. 3 on Collector Records — Background/ambient
Bud Isaacs “Bud's Boogie” from Bud's Bounce on Bear Family Records — Background/ambient
The Delmore Brothers “Shame on Me” from Fifty Miles to Travel on Ace Records — King Records 1949
Hawkshaw Hawkins “Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)” from Hawk: 1953-1961 on Bear Family Records — RCA Records 1955
Dave Stuckey and The Rhythm Gang “They Did The Boogie” from Get a Load of This on Hightone Records
Ella Mae Morse “Oakie Boogie (Alternate Take)” from Razzle Dazzle: Ella Mae Morse in The '50s on Rev-Ola — Capitol Records 1951
Marti Brom “In Care of the Blues” from Not for Nothin’ on Ripsaw Records —
Lester Peabody “Struttin’ Down Main Street” from Lester Peabody Visits the Johnny Bonanza Show on Goofin' Records — Background/ambient
Johnny Gore & The Jesters “Fi Fi” from Various: The Rockin' Reed Recordings on Collector Records — Background/ambient
Brehon Herlihy and the Ramblers “Reform School Baby” from Various: Rare Fifties Boston Rockabilly, Vol. 3 on Eagle Records — 1961 (originally unissued)
Joe Therrien Jr. and The Sully Trio “I Ain't Gonna Be Around” from Various: The Raging Teens, Vol. 2 on Norton Records — JAT Records 1957
The Raging Teens “That's How I Like It” from The Raging Teens on Annabelle Records — See the Raging Teens 12/17 at TT the Bears in Cambridge, with The Roy Sludge Trio, The Throttles (members of the Amazing Royal Crowns), The Egos, and DJ Easy Ed.
Eddie Skelton “Rebels Retreat” from Various: Dixie Rock And Roll on Collector Records — Background/ambient
Larry Donn “Surf Twist” from That's What I Call a Ball on Collector Records — Background/ambient
Jim Alley and The Alley Cats “The Great Pretender” from Various: Rock and Roll Dance Party, Vol. 2 on RRDP — Pearl Records 1961
Phil Trigwell & the Deputies “My Beady Eye” from It Wasn't The Moonlight on Tessy Records —
Deke Dickerson and The Modern Sounds “Mexicali Rose” from Live at Duff's on Major Label Records —
Eddie Angel “Lynxtail” from Eddie Angel Plays Link Wray on Spinout Records —
The Hi-Winders “Rockin' with the Rhythm” from The Hi-Winders Story on Lenox Records —
The U.S. Rockers “Bodacious” from Various: Automatic Bop, Vol. 2 on Collector Records — Background/ambient
Bill Doggett “Squashy” from Monster Party on Setco Records — Background/ambient
Sarah Vaughn “Broken Hearted Melody” from The Platinum Collection on Red Cab Records — Mercury Records 1959
The Searchers “Ooo-Wee” from Various: Rock and Roll Dance Party, Vol. 2 on RRDP — Class Records 1958
The Royals “Are You Forgetting” from Various: Jiving Jamboree 3 on Ace Records — Federal Records 1952
The Wheels “Let’s Have a Ball” from Various: The Golden Era of Doo Wops—Premium Records on Relic Records — Premium Records 1956
Harvey “Da Da Goo Goo” from Various: Most Wild & Frantic, Vol. 3 on Official Records — Chess Records 1959
The Lovers “Security” from Various: Red Hot Rhythm on Cheesecake Records — Checker Records 1965
The Allan Freed Rock ‘n’ Roll Band “Right Now, Right Now” from Allan Freed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party on Master Classics Records — Background/ambient
Joe Houston “Cha Cha All Night Long” from Rockin' at The Drive In on Ace Records — Background/ambient
Van Robinson “Basis of Rock ‘n’ Roll” from Various: Long Gone Daddies on Ace Records
Nick Curran and the Lowlifes “Flyin’ Blind” from Reform School Girl on Eclecto Groove Records —
The Swinedells “Miss Dee” from Unreleased single from their forthcoming album on N/A
Teddy "Mr. Bear" McRae “Hi Fi Baby” from Various: Rock N' Roll '50s Blues Essentials on Master Classics Records — Amp 3 Records 1958
The Hollywood Persuaders “Forget It” from Drums A-Go-Go on Crossfire Publications — Background/ambient
Ritchi & the Squires “Beat Party” from Various: The Champs--Tequila & Other Rockin' Bands on Goldenlane Records — Background/ambient
Gene Vincent “I Got a Baby” from Gene Vincent: The Road Is Rocky on Bear Family — Capitol Records 1958
Robert A. Irvine “Fastest Short in Town” from Various: Hot Rod Hop on Bear Family Records — Presto Records 1964
The Bobby Fuller Four “Our Favorite Martian” from Various: Guitar Player Presents: The Legends of Guitar, Sampler #2 on Rhino Records
The Go Getters “Hip Shakin' Baby” from Various: Rock & Roll Is Everywhere! on Goofin' Records —
Los Straitjackets “I Deck the Halls” from Yuletide Beat on Yep Roc Records — Background/ambient
The Singer Orchestra “Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town” from Favorite Christmas Recordings from Singer on Singer Sewing Machine Co. LP — Background/ambient
The Sonics “Don’t Believe in Christmas” from Various: Bummed Out Christmas on Rhino Records — Etiquette Records 1965
B. Bumble and the Stingers “Nut Rocker” from Various: Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2 on Rhino Records — Rendezvous Records 1962