Sunday, March 20, 2016

The March 18 Show

Hi, folks.

Happy Spring! Looking for the archive of last Friday's show (March 18)? Just click here. The songs are listed below. As always, thanks for listening!

Huge thanks, too, to Jesse Dee for having me DJ his show at the Sinclair in Cambridge last night. What a fun show! I've got some stories about it that I'm too tired to relay at the moment, but perhaps another time. It was a show for the history books!

Take care, and we'll be back soon with another show.

Local folks, here's the schedule for the April 2016 Primitive Sounds night at River Gods. Hope you can join us!

You can also catch me spinning with P.J. Eastman at Brass Union in Somerville on April 13.

The Songs from Friday's Show (March 18, 2016)

Ron Fury “Long Long Time” from Various: Crazy Rockin' on Collector Records — Session Records 1959

Joe Penny “Bip A Little Bop a Lot” from Various: King Rockabilly on Ace Records — Federal Records 1958

The Roundup Boys “Whirlwind Mary” from Various: Perfect for Parties, Vol. 2 on Rhythm Bomb Records

Kenny Lund with the Roller Coasters “Rip it Up Potatoe Chip” from n/a on Holiday Inn 45 — Holiday Inn Records 1962

The T-Bones “Scorchin'” from Various: '60s Rockin' Greats on Master Classics Records — Background/ambient

Linda Gail Lewis “Nothin’ Shakin’” from Various: Sun Spots, Vol. 2 on Charly Records — Sun Records 1963 (originally unissued)

Roy Moss “Yes, Juanita's Mine” from Various: Ultra Rare Rockabillies, Vol. 11 on Chief Records — Fascination Records 1958

The Astronauts “Blues Beat” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 7 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

Warren Smith “Sweet Sweet Girl” from Warren Smith: Classic Recordings on Bear Family Records — Sun Records 1959

Don Hosea “Everlasting Love” from n/a on Crystal Records 45 — Crystal Records 1958

Ronnie Allen “Juvenile Delinquent” from Various: Saturday Night On Bop Street, Vol. 6 on Bop — San Records 1959

Jittery Jack “Heartbreaker” from Gonna Have a Time with Jittery Jack on Annabelle Records

Roland Janes “Guitarville” from n/a on Judd Records 45 — Background/ambient

The Outcasts “That’s Alright” from The Outcasts on Self-Released 

The Jumpin' Jacks “Blame It on The Flame” from Various: The James Deans of The Dole Queue on ABCD

The Catalinas “Speechless” from Various: Rockin' from Coast to Coast, Vol. 2 on Ace Records — Back Beat Records 1958

Mel Robbins “Fidgety” from Various: Nashville Rock 'N' Roll on Stomper Time Records — Background/ambient

Duane Eddy “Trash” from Duane A Go Go Go on Colpix — Background/ambient

Billy Guitar and His Nighthawks “Here Comes the Night” from Various: Shakin' Up North on Bear Family Records — Apex Records 1957

Joe South “Juke Box” from n/a on Fairlane Records 45 — Fairlane Records

Jack Scott “Flakey John” from Jack Scott: Baby She's Gone on Castle Music — Groove Records 1965

Johnny Maddox and the Rhythmasters “Johnny’s Boogie Blues” from n/a on Dot 45 — Background/ambient

Honest Hal and the Capers “Springtime” from The Life and Times of Honest Hal and the Capers on Rhythm Bomb Records

Joe Melson “What’s the Use (I Still Love You)” from Various: Hillbilly Rock on Magnum Records — Hickory Records 1960

Rusty and Doug Kershaw “Hey Sheriff” from Louisiana Men on Ace Records — Hickory Records 1958

Smokehouse Dave “Adios Mi Amor (Con Mucho Amor)” from Smokehouse for Sale on Wild Records

Dick Stubbs “Hillbilly Swing” from Various:Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & The Honky Tonk Blues, Vol. 3 on Jasmine Records — Background/ambient

The Tunetoppers “Madison Jam” from The Madison Dance Party on Amy Records — Background/ambient

Annisteen Allen “Bongo Boogie” from Fujiyama Mama on Rev-Ola — King Records 1951

Jimmy Breedlove “Killer Diller” from Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 1 on Past Perfect — Camden Records 1954

The Fidelity’s “Hold on the What ‘Cha Go (And Get One More)” from n/a on Baton 45 — Baton Records 1958

The Isley Brothers “Everybody’s Gonna Rock ‘n’ Roll” from Various: Badass Rockers on Blues Town Records — Gone Records 1958

Big T. Tyler “King Kong” from Various: Rockin' from Coast to Coast, Vol. 2 on Ace Records — Vik Records 1956

Alvin "Red" Tyler and The Gyros “Drag Race” from Simply "Red" on Westside Records — Background/ambient

Slim Harpo “Boogie Chillun” from Slim Harpo Rocks on Bear Family Records

The Dusters “Teenage Jamboree” from Various: Burning Rockers N' Blues on Goldenlane Records — Glory Records 1958

The Flares “Shimmy and Stomp” from The Flares: Foot Stompin' on Ace Records — Press Records 1961

The Champs “Tough Train” from Tough Train

The Shadows “Man of Mystery” from The Original Chart Hits 1960-1980 on EMI — Columbia Records 1960

Johnny Kidd and The Pirates “So What” from Johnny Kidd and the Pirates on JKCD — HMV 1961

The Pyramids “Paul” from The Best of the Pyramids on Sundazed Music — Background/ambient

The Addrisi Brothers “Cherrystone” from n/a on Del-Fi 45 — Del-Fi Records 1959

The Sentinals “Latin'ia” from Various: Cowabunga on Rhino Records — Era Records 1962

The Hollywood Playboys “Talk to Audrey” from n/a on Sure Records 45 — Sure Records 1960

Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars “Mutiny on the Bongos” from Deuces, "T's," Roadsters & Drums on Master Classics Records — Background/ambient

Ward Darby “Kentucky Blue Grass” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 4 on Buffalo Bop Records — Background/ambient

The Rhythm Rockets “My Shadow” from Various: Miami Rockabilly on Ace Records — Gulfstream Records 1957

Carl Perkins “Matchbox” from The Carl Perkins Box Set on Bear Family Records — Sun Records 1957

The Phaetons “I Love My Baby” from Various: The Raging Teens, Vol. 3 on Norton Records — Vin Records 1959

The Cranktones “Rocket” from Vibrate with The Cranktones on Rhubarb Records

Alden Holloway “Swinging the Rock” from Various: Dixie Rock And Roll on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Real Gone Tones “Mean” from Hot Mess on El Toro Records

42nd Street “Just for Tonight” from Various: Jump Cats It's Wild, Vol. 2 on Tail Records — 1995

Doug Powell “Jeannie With the Dark Blue Eyes” from Various: Virginia Rocks! The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth on JSP Records — Tip Top Records 1958

The Crew “Hot Wire” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 2 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

The Long Boards “850 Special” from Insane! on El Toro Records

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The March 4 2016 Broadcast

Happy weekend, listeners.

We had lots of folks from all over the world tuned in to last night's live broadcast. We sure do appreciate your ongoing interest in this lil' ol' program--which turns ten years old this spring. If you missed the show and want to hear it now just click here to access the archive, which will also be available shortly on my web site and on iTunes. At the bottom of this post you'll find the list of songs we played this time.

New Spring 2016 'MFO Swag!

This coming Wednesday, March 9, I'll be spinning records at Brass Union in Somerville, MA, along with my good buddy and Primitive Sounds cohost P.J. Eastman. We get started at 8:00 PM and go 'til 1:00. Brass Union is a fun venue with excellent food and drink and a fantastic sound system. Come on out and have some fun with us!

Here are the songs from last night's show. Thanks for listening, and have a great weekend.

Vince Malloy “Do Your Best” from Various: Wild Streak, Vol. 2 on Vee-Tone Records / IODA — Trait Records 1959 (?)

Ted Harris “Just Thought I’d Set You Straight” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 1 on Bear Family Records — Alternate take, originally unissued. 1958.

Jerry Lee Lewis “I'm on Fire” from Various: Record Hop Madness, Vol. 2 on RHM — Smash Records 1964

The Domestic Bumblebees “No Matter What” from Cheater on Enviken Records

The Noisemakers “Panic” from Various: Las Vegas Grind, Vol. 2 on Strip Records — Background/ambient

The Flying Tornados “Chattanooga Drummer Man” from Various: Flip, Flip on Buffalo Bop Records — Glendale Records 1961

Lew Lewis and the Twilight Trio “How Could You Be so Mean” from Red Hot Baby on The Western Star Recording Company

The Stillmen “I'm Gonna Be Gone” from All Hopped Up on Star Tone Records — 1999

The Nobles “Jaguar” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 4 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

Dale Hawkins “Tornado” from Rock 'n' Roll Tornado on Ace Records — Checker Records 1958

Darrell Higham & the Barnshakers “High Class Baby” from High Class Baby on Goofin' Records

The Flames “Making Time” from Various: Ice Cold on Buffalo Bop — Fargo Records 1961

Franklin Thomason and the Hi-Rollers “Skip” from Various: Slow Boogie Rockin’ on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Restless “Rock the Joint” from The Early Years 1981-83 on Nervous Records — Nervous Records 1985

Hank Mizell “Jungle Rock” from Various: King Rockabilly on Ace Records — King Records 1958

TJ Mayes “Tommy Gun” from From the Plains to the Piers on Wild Records

The Uptown Savages “Nash Rambler” from Rocket Drivin’ Daddy on Cuca Records — Background/ambient

Rex Ellis “You'll Be the Last to Know” from Various: Memphis Rockabillies, Hillbillies & Honky Tonkers, Vol. 3 on Stomper Time Records — Rivermont Records 1958

Eddie Hill “Knock It Off” from Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight on Bear Family Records — RCA Records 1954

Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West “Flippin' the Lid” from Flamin' Guitars on Bear Family Records — Capitol Records 1955

Wayne Hancock “Big City Good Time Gal” from Thunderstorms and Neon Signs on Dejadisc —

Bud Settlemire “Uncle Bud's Twist” from Various: Boppin' Tonight, Vol. 2 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Jackie Kelso “Rat-A-Tat” from Various: Doo-Wop Classics, Vol. 4 on Classics Records — Background/ambient

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters “I'm Crying Mercy, Mercy” from Nothing But Good on Bear Family Records — King Records 1960

The Five Keys “It's a Cryin' Shame” from Rocking and Crying on Jasmine Records — Capital Records 1957

Dolly Cooper “Big Rock Inn” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll Mamas, Vol. 1 on Popcorn Records — Dot Records 1956

Lloyd Price “The Chicken and the Bop” from Various: The KRC Story on Famous Groove Records — KRC Records 1957

Jimmy Spruill “Raisin' Hell” from Hard Grind Various: Harlem Rock 'n' Blues, Vol. 1 on Collectables — Background/ambient

Joanie Taylor and the Tabs “Dapper Dan” from Various: Transparent Rock Shake Rhythm on Still Records — Herald Records 1962

Big Al Downing “Yes I'm Loving You” from The Very Best of Big Al Downing on Master Classics Records — V-Tone Records 1960

Mac Simms “Drivin' Wheel” from Various: Badass Rockers Palos Records 1961 on Blues Town Records — Palos Records 1961

Phil Flowers “No Kissin' at the Hop” from All The Hits on Encore — Wing Records

The Kingsmen “J.A.J” from The Kingsmen in Person on Sundazed — Background/ambient

Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks “Hey Boba Lou” from The Best of Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks on Rhino Records — Roulette Records 1959

The Margraves “Girl Trouble” from On the Warpath on Rhythm Bomb

Coral Lee “Bobby Brown” from The Weather Vane on Rhythm Bomb Records

Darrell Glenn “That’s Right” from n/a on Twinkle Records 45 — Twinkle Records 1963

The Surf Kings “The Tower” from Various: Rock Don't Run, Vol. 1 on Spinout Records — Background/ambient

Dean Scott “The Trance” from Various: Wild Rock 'N' Roll Instrumentals on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Sherwoods “Tickler” from Various: Surf-Age Nuggets on Rock Beat Records — Exeter Records 1964

The Neanderthals “Go Mustang” from Shutdown 2002 B.C. on Spinout Records

Bobby Fuller “Keep on Dancing” from Bobby Fuller: El Paso Rock, Vol. 1 on Norton Records

The Velaires “Ubangi Stomp” from Various: Rockin' Boppin Duos on Cheesecake — Jamie Records 1962

The Fathoms “El Toro” from Overboard on Musick Records — Background/ambient

Wynn Stewart “She Just Tears Me Up” from California Country on AVI — Originally unissued (1958 or ’59?)

Charlie Rich “Break Up” from Various: Rock! Rock! Rock! on Mojo — Phillips International 1960

Scotty Baker “Knockout” from I’m Calling It on Press-Tone Music

The Johnny Burnette Trio “The Train Kept A-Rollin” from The Johnny Burnette Trio: Rockbilly Boogie on Bear Family Records — Coral Records 1957/By Request

Justine “Adrian Lloyd and the Sunsets” from Various: 1950s Rock N' Roll & Rockabilly Rare Masters on Rock-A-Billy Records — Sunset Records 1963

Ritchie Valens “Fast Freight” from Various: Those Oldies but Goodies from Del-Fi on Ace Records — Background/ambient

Sonny Burgess “We Wanna Boogie” from Various: The Best of Sun Rockabilly on Charly — Sun Records 1956

Weldon Rogers “So Long, Good Luck & Goodbye” from Various: West Texas Bop on Ace Records — Imperial Records 1957

Hipbone Slim “Camel Neck” from Hipbone Slim vs Sir Bald on Dirty Water Records — Background/ambient

Raylene & Blue Angels “Shakin' All Over” from Various: Garagemental! Vol. 2 on Ace Records

Travis Wammack “I Ain't Lyin'” from That Scratchy Guitar From Memphis on Bear Family Records — ARA Records 1965