Saturday, December 12, 2015

The December 11 Edition of "Easy Ed's Variety Hour"

Hi, folks!

Listed below are the songs played on last night's show--our last program of 2018. We want to thank all of our loyal listeners for tuning in throughout 2015. The show will be back in early January. Happy Holidays, all!

If you live in the Boston area, here are two events you might want to check out:

Our Primitive Sounds DJ night on December 16: This coming Wednesday I’ll be spinning the Primitive Sounds at River Gods along with special guest DJ Stacy Thornton. Stacy spins gems a plenty, in particular lots of great female R&B tracks from the 50s and 60s. This will be a really fun night—our last Primitive Sounds of 2015! The records spin from 8:00 ‘til closing.

River Gods

125 River Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

On December 19 we’ve got a huge rockin’ show planned at O'Brien's with Jittery Jack, Diablogato, and Easy Ed’s Record Hop. See the Facebook event link for details and advance ticket info!


3 Harvard Ave

Allston, MA 02134

--Easy Ed

The Songs from Last Night's Show

Sherree Scott And Her Melody Rockers

Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On

Various: Great Rockin' Girls, Vol. 2

Collector Records

Robbins Records 1963 

The Roundup Boys

I Just Can’t Get No Love

Hits for Teen-Agers

Rhythm Bomb Records 

Jimmy Crain


Various: Calling All Rock 'n' Roll Collectors, Vol. 3

Cat Records

Spangle Records 1958

Little Joe Allen


Various: Tattle Tale

Buffalo Bop Records

MCM Records 1958 

The Galaxies

Get Bent


Epic 45


Billy Smith

Johnny Machine

Various: Rock It, Vol. 1

Enviken Records

White Star Records 1960 

Eddie and The Flatheads

Leave Me Baby

Shakin' The Shack
LP EP Private

Tail Records

Jackie Lee Cochran

Mama Don't You Think I Know

Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 7

Bear Family Records

Decca Records 1957 

The Hicksville Bombers

Real Rockin’ Party

Voodoo Doll

The Western Star Recording Company

The Margraves


Rockin’ Records 45

Rockin’ Records


Hal Weston & The Offbeats

Rockin’ ‘n’ Boppin’

Hal Weston & The Offbeats EP

Pink ‘n’ Black Records

Macy Skipper

Quicksand Love

Various: Raunchy Sugar

Fantastic Voyage

Light Records 1958 

Jerry Lee Lewis

Lovin' up a Storm

Classic Jerry Lee Lewis
Album Private

Bear Family Records

Sun Records 1959 

The Bill Black Combo

What'd I Say


Hi Records


The Modern Sounds

South of the Border

Stomp Stomp

Ventrella Records


Leon McAuliffe

Take It Away Leon

Tulsa Straight Ahead

Bear Family Records

Columbia Records 1950

The Lucky Stars

Whose Hat Is That?

Go to Town


Fate Records

Pee Wee King and His Golden West Playboys

Plantation Boogie

Pee Wee King and His Golden West Playboys

Bear Family Records


The Three Of Us

Sugar Jump

Various: Transparent Rock Shake Rhythm

Still Records


The Retrobaits

Your Squeezes Don't Leave Me


Dale Hawkins

Liza Jane

Rock 'n' Roll Tornado

Ace Records

Checker Records 1959 

The Four Kings

Thirty Five Thirty

Original Memphis Rhythm 'n' Blues

Stomper Time Records


Jimmy McCracklin

Everybody Rock

Various: R&B Humdingers, Vol. 14

Vee-Tone Records / IODA

Checker Records 1958

Mable Scott

Subway Blues

Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 1

Past Perfect

King Records 1950 

The Magic Tones

Good Googa Mooga

Various: The Super Doo Wop Box

Rockbeat Records

King Records 1953 

The Searchers

Wow Wow Baby

Various: Hey DJ! Play Some Jivers!

Helllo Dere Records

Class Records 1958 

Jimmy Spruill


Various: Harlem Rock 'n' Blues, Vol. 1



The Enchanters

Bottle Up and Go


Coral Records 45

Coral Records 1957 

Bobby Marchan & The Tick Tocks

Snoopin' and Accusin'


Fire Records 45

Fire Records 1960 

Don & Dewey

A Little Love

Jungle Hop


Specialty Records

Specialty Records 1957 

Little Richard

Heeby-Jeebies Love

The Specialty Sessions


Specialty Records 1956 (originally unissued). Little Richard celebrated his 83 birthday on December 5.

Dave "Baby" Cortez

Things Ain’t What They Used to Be

Tweetie Pie

Roulette Records LP


Billy Vaughn

Sabre Dance Boogie

Greatest Boogie Woogie Hits

Dot Records LP


Johnny Otis

Queen of the Twist


King Records 45

King Records 1962 

Bob and Earl

Sweat Pea


Class Records 45

Class Records 1958

Bobby DeSoto

The Cheater


Claro Records 45

Claro Records 1959 

Bobby Lonero

Little Bit

Various: Rock and Roll Dance Party, Vol. 2


Liberty Records 1959

The Nightmares


Various: 50's & 60's Wild Guitar Instrumentals

Red Devil Records


Link Wray and His Ray Men

The Swag

The Original Rumble
CD Album Private

Ace Records

Cadence Records 1958 

Ric Cartey

Mellow Down Easy

Various: Get Hot Or Go Home: Vintage RCA Rockabilly '56-'59
CD Comp Private

Country Music Foundation Records

RCA Records 1957 

Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks

Southern Love


Roulette Records 45

Roulette Records 1958 

The Sadies

The Pyramid

Tales of the Rat Fink Original Soundtrack

Yep Roc Records


The Rockin' Continentals



Casino Records 45


The Gigolo’s

Movin’ Out


Enterprise Records 45

Enterprise Records 45 

The Fanatic IV

Go Where the Action Is

Go Where the Action Is - EP

El Toro Records 

The Versatiles

Moon Dawg!

Various: Shake Um Up Rock

Norton Records

Sea Crest Records 1961

The Chartbusters

New Orleans


Crusader Records 45

Crusader Records 1965 

The Orchids

The Hucklebuck

Twistin' at the Roundtable with the Orchids



Carl Perkins

Gone Gone Gone

The Classic Carl Perkins
CD Album Private

Bear Family Records

Sun Records 1955 

Hank's Jalopy Demons

The Pressure's On

Music on the Up Beat

Flipster Records

Dwight "Whitey" Pullen

Teen Age Bug

Various: Ultra Rare Rockabillies, Vol. 2

Chief Records

Carlton Records 1958 

Jittery Jack

Boston “My Home Town”

Gonna Have a Time with Jittery Jack


Annabelle Records See Jittery Jack 12/19 at O’Brien’s in Alston, with Diablogato and Easy Ed’s Record Hop.

The Originals

Scatter Shot

Various: Rock 'n' Roll with Piano, Vol. 18

Collector Records


Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Shot Down

Savage Kings


Munster Records

Friday, December 4, 2015

Platter-Spinning at Brass Union December 9/Radio Show December 11/Primitive Sounds December 16/Holiday Show December 19 (Whew!)

Hi, folks. As I may have mentioned before, I cohost a longstanding, live record hop called “Primitive Sounds” twice a month at a club called River Gods in Cambridge, MA. We have a lot of fun doing that, and the night has led to other things, including another regular night at Brass Union in Somerville, MA. We’ve been doing this new night for about a year, and we’re simply calling that one “Easy Ed and P.J. Eastman Spin the Platters.” Our next one is December 9. (Info here.) You can find us at Brass Union once a month on the second Wednesday. Here’s next week’s flier, and the promo blurb.

A holiday happening? A red-hot record hop? Primitive Sounds in Exile? Whatever you call it, the records will be hot, the crowd cool, the drinks tall and bubbly, and the food delicious. Join Easy Ed and P.J. Eastman December 9 at Brass Union for their monthly Somerville record party. They'll be spinning their finest rock 'n' roll, R&B, rockabilly, and more just for your. Brass Union is cool nightspot with a fantastic sound system, great food and drink, friendly staff and patrons, table games, dance floor, and more! They've got it all. See you there! Brass Union is located at 70 Union Square in Somerville, MA 02143.

The next edition of the “Easy Ed’s VarietyHour” radio show will happen on December 11. More about that next week, but I hope you can tune in (or download the podcast after the fact).

On December 16 I'll be back at River Gods, spinning the Primitive Sounds with special guest DJ Stacy Thornton. Details here

On December 19 we’ve got a huge rockin’show planned at O'Brien's (3 Harvard Ave., Allston, MA) with Jittery Jack, Diablogatoand Easy Ed’s Record Hop. Hope to see you before the snow flies!

Easy Ed