Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Show March 25 + Upcoming Live Shows

Tune in to “Easy Ed’s Variety Hour” this Friday evening for two hours of hillbilly, rockabilly, and 50s/early 60s r ‘n’ b and rock ‘n’ roll! (Send your requests to
When: March 25, 6:00 to 8:00 PM Eastern

Where: 91.5 FM (WMFO), streaming at
Why?: Best not to ask.

Can’t listen live? Visit for information about archived episodes. You can also follow (and send requests to) “Easy Ed’s Variety Hour” on Facebook.


April 10: WMFO’s DJ Easy Ed Presents: Stretch Dawrson--Scotland’s King of Western Swing! With Rich Dubois of the Spurs on fiddle. Special early evening, all-ages show.Western Swing from Scotland? You got that right, and Bob Wills, Merle Travis, and Hank Penny would be proud. Don’t miss your chance to see one of U.K.’s foremost traditional Western Swing multi-instrumentalists in his only Boston appearance this tour. Calling all lovers of traditional country music, dancers, honky-tonk hillbillies, Scots, the mildly curious, and anyone else who wants to have a blast on a Sunday afternoon and still make it to work on time the next day. All welcome! Easy Ed’s Record Hop will be on hand to spin country tunes for the dancers.

Sunday, April 10
Note the very early start time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

The Facebook page for this event:!/event.php?eid=157973174258991

Poster design by Beck Rustic

April 29: It’s the triumphant return of Boston’s legendary Cranktones! Don’t miss this super-rare event. They haven’t played in a long time, and no other shows are currently scheduled. Opening the show, those cool country boppers, the Barleyhoppers.

+ Easy Ed’s Record Hop

Friday, April 29, 2011
9:00 PM

Arrive early (8:00 PM) for a free dance lesson (50s Jiving) with Miss Beck. No experience needed. No partner needed. Everyone welcome!

This show will also take place at the Midway Café.

Poster design by Kathy Wade.


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.

Curtis Gordon “Draggin'” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 11 (Bear Family Records) – Mercury Records 1954
Ronnie Smith “Long Time No Love” from Various: Red Hot Rockabilly, Part 2 (Disky Records) – Imperial Records 1960
The Trend-els “Don’t You Hear Me Calling Baby” from Various: East Coast Teen Party, Vol. 9 (East Coast Music) – Tilt Records 1961
Marlon “Madman” Mitchell “Ice Cold” from Various: Ice Cold (Buffalo Bop) – Vena Records 1957
Darrell Rhodes “Lou Lou” from Various: Shakin’ Time (Buffalo Bop) – Winston Records 1959
The Go-Getters “You Don't Love Me” from Real Gone CD ALBUM (Part Records) –
Jules Blattner “The Thing” from Teen Town (Hydra Records) – Background/ambient
Bobby Brown & The Curios “Raunchy Twist” from Rock Along Time (Collector Records) – Background/ambient
Eddie Bond “Patchako Hop” from Various: Chicken Rock (Eagle Records) – Unissued acetate
Tennessee Jim “Hold Me Tight” from Various: Shakin’ Time (Buffalo Bop) – Choice Records 1957
Eddie Marvin “I’ll Just Pretend” from Various: Calling All Rock ‘n’ Roll Collectors, Vol. 4 (Cat Records) – Empire Records 1960
Lloyd Green “Pedal Pattle” from Master of the Steel Strings (Koch Records) – Background/ambient
Lloyd Green “Little Darlin'” from Master of the Steel Strings (Koch Records) – Background/ambient
Stretch Dawrson “I Laugh When I Think How I Cried Over You” from n/a – Live recording made in Edinburgh See him at the Midway Café in Jamaica Plain on April 10 (late afternoon all-ages show).
Johnny Tyler and His Riders of The Rio Grande “Oakie Boogie” from Various: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys (Proper Records)
Billy Walker “Whirlpool” SINGLE – Columbia Records 1956
Lloyd Green “The Lovin’ Machine” from Master of the Steel Strings (Koch Records) – Little Darlin’ Records 1967
Billy Walker “Whirlpool” SINGLE – Columbia Records 1956
Bill Moss “Rockabilly Hop” from Various: Rockaphilly! Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll (Roller Coaster Records)
The Hawks “Fussy” from Various: Hot Rockin’ Instrumentals, Vol. 2 (Collector Records) – Background/ambient
Del Ritmo “Pedro Pistolas” from Various: Hot Rockin’ Instrumentals, Vol. 2 (Collector Records) – Background/ambient
Mario Bradley “Hey Baby” from Rhythm Junction (Pink & Black Records) –
The Excellos “Suzy-Q” from The Excellos (Self-Released) –
Hipbone Slim and the Knee-Tremblers “One Way Street” from Have Knees, Will Tremble (Voodoo Rhythm Records) –
Richie and the Squires “Beat Party (Part 2)” from Various: Hot Rockin’ Instrumentals (Collector Records) – Background/ambient
Boots Brown and His Blockbusters “Cerveza” from Various: Burlesque a Go Go (Goldenlane Records) – Background/ambient
Louis Jordan “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” from Rock ‘n’ Roll (Mercury – Mercury Records 1956
Jimmy Preston “Oh Babe” from Various: The R&B Years 1950 (Boulevard Vintage) – Derby Records 1950
Wynona Carr “‘Til the Well Runs Dry” from Various: Wie Die Wilden (DMP) – Specialty Records 1956
Wynonie Harris “Lovin' Machine” from Various: The R&B Years 1952 (Boulevard Vintage) – King Records 1951
Louis Jordan “The Jamp” from Rock ‘n’ Roll (Mercury – Background/ambient
The Adventurers “Do It” from Various: Desperate Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Vol. 11 (Big Max Blues)
Chick Willis “Twistin’ in the Hospital Ward” from Various: Soul Gems (Essential Media Group) – Alto Records 1962
Pretty Boy “Bip Bop Bip” from Various: Calling All Rock ‘n’ Roll Collectors, Vol. 3 (Cat Records) – Atlantic Records 1957
Barrence Whitfield and The Savages “Stop Twistin’ My Arm” from Ow! Ow! Ow! (Rounder Records) – See Barrence Whitfield and the Monkey Hips 3/19 at the Midway, with Artie and the Amoebas and DJ Easy Ed’s Record Hop! Midway Madness in March.
Buster Brown “Candied Yams” from Various: Harlem Rock ‘n’ Blues, Vol. 1 (Collectables Records) – Background/ambient
Bill Black’s Combo “Little Queenie” from Various: Double Cookin' (Ace Records) – Background/ambient
Marti Brom “Voodoo Voodoo” from Wise to You! CD ALBUM (Goofin' Records) –
Jimmy Dell “I've Got a Dollar” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 1 (Bear Family Records) – RCA Victor 1958
Ricky Nelson “I Believe What You Say” from Ricky Rocks (Bear Family Records) – Imperial Records 1958
The Rhythm Shakers “The Rockaround” from Flipsville! (Wild Records) –
Jerry Lee Lewis “Lewis Workout” from Various: 706 Union Instrumentals (Charly Records) – Background/ambient
Charlie Gracie “Just Lookin’” from Charlie Gracie: Fabulous (Park Records) – Cameo Records 1957
Dick Lory “Wild-Blooded Woman” SINGLE – Columbia Records 1958
Shirley Caddell “The Big Bounce” from Buffalo Bop – Lesley Records 1962
Al Casey “Monte Carlo” from Cookin’ (Sundazed) – Background/ambient
High Noon “Don't Have a Heart Left to Break” from Glory Bound CD ALBUM (Goofin' Records) – See them at appearing at the Lone Star Round Up on Friday, April 1, in Austin, Texas.
The Garnet Hearts “Thistle in Your Garden” from Cupid (Another Mile Records) –
The Sureshots “I Want to Be with You” from Sure Hot 10-INCH EP (Tail Records) –
Joe D. Johnson “Rattlesnake Daddy” from Various: Shake it Up (Buffalo Bop) – Acame Records 1963
Jimmy Patton “Yah! I'm Movin'” from Various: Bad Boy CD COMP (Buffalo Bop) – Sage Records 1958
The Del Ricos “Voodoo” from Various: Bloodshot! The Gaity Records Story, Vol. 1 (Norton Records) – Background/ambient
Janis Martin “Ooby Dooby” from Janis Martin: The Female Elvis CD ALBUM (Bear Family Records) – RCA Victor 1956
The Duals “Duel” from Stick Shift (Collectables) – Background/ambient
Aces Wild “Get Gone” from Aces Wild (Self-Released) –

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rock 'n Roll Madness with Barrence Whitfield: Midway Cafe, March 19 2011

March 19 2011: Don’t miss Barrence Whitfield and the Monkey Hips at the Midway Cafe in Boston! International stars of stage and screen, these guys are ready to rock the roof off as only they know how. Artie and the Amoebas will serve up a set of Frat Rock Twistin’ to get the night started right and DJ Easy Ed will man the decks early on and between bands. Come on down and move it around.

Barrence Whitfield and the Monkey Hips, with Artie and the Amoebas + DJ Easy Ed’s Record Hop

March 19, 20119:00 PM

Midway Cafe

3496 Washington St.

Boston, MA (Jamaica Plain)

(617) 524-9038

Poster Design by Mrs. Sludge

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