Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 19 Edition of "Easy Ed's Variety Hour"

Hi everyone!

If you missed the August 19 broadcast you can find the archive mp3 here. The songs played are listed below. As always, we greatly appreciate your interest in this show--thank you for listening!

Remember to check out the New England Shake-Up, which takes place at the end of September. If you're going I will see you there! I'll be DJing, hearing lots of great music, and catching up with friends. Hope to see you!

OK, I haven't cleaned my record room in a month and I can't find anything, so I'm going to throw on a Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs LP and get busy with some 45 filing.

Enjoy, folks!

--Easy Ed

Pete and Jimmy “So Wild” from n/a on Castle Records 45 (repro) — Castle Records 1959

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

Jimmy Dell “I've Got a Dollar” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 1 on Bear Family Records — RCA Victor 1958

The Racketeers “Easy on The Slacks” from Easy on The Slacks on Part Records EP — For Frank. Part Records 1998

Duane Eddy “Water Skiiing” from Deep in the Heart of Twangsville on Bear Family Records — Background/ambient

Dale Rocka and the Volcanoes “Now I Fall in Love” from We Do the Bop EP on Sleazy Records

Ronnie Burton “Somebody's Been Babyin' My Baby” from The Last Great Rockabilly Saturday Night, Vol. 2 on Stomper Time — Tam Records

Gene Vincent “I Got a Baby” from Gene Vincent: The Road Is Rocky on Bear Family Records — Capitol Records 1958

The U.S. Rockers “Bodacious” from Various: Automatic Bop, Vol. 2 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Wildfire Willie and The Ramblers “Cut It Out” from Rarin' To Go! on Sun Jay Records

Mack Vickery “Goin' Back to St. Louis” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 24 on Bear Family Records — Roulette Records 1960

Charles Page “Baby You Been to School” from Various: Louisiana Rockers on Ace Records — Goldband Records 1962

The Vulcans “Shimmy Shuffle” from Various: Desperate Rock and Roll, Vol. 17 on Flame Records — Background/ambient

Cowboy Copas “My Autobiography” from Settin' Flat on Ready on Bear Family Records — Starday Records 1963

Gordon Terry “If You Don’t Know It” from n/a on Cadence Records 45 — Cadence Records 1958

High Noon “Ain't It Wrong” from Glory Bound on Goofin' Records — See them at the New England Shake-Up Sept. 23, 24, 25, in Sturbridge MA. Tickets and info at

Hank Garland “Hank’s Dream” from Hank Garland and His Sugar Footers on Bear Family Records — Background/ambient

Joel Patterson “Seven String Ride” from Handful of Strings on Ventrella Records — Background/ambient

Johnny Horton “Got the Bull By the Horns” from Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton (1956-1960) on Columbia Legacy — Columbia Records 1960

Charlie Thompson “Look at That Moon” from The Rockin' Side of Charlie Thompson, Vol. 1 on Tail Records — See Charlie Thompson at the New England Shake-Up Sept. 23, 24, 25, in Sturbridge MA. Tickets and info at

Hal Harris “I Don't Know When” from Various: Rockabilly Shakeout on Ace Records

Sonny Fisher “Pink and Black” from Various: The Starday Story, Vol. 2 on Texas Gold — Starday Records 1956

Joe Maphis “Moonshot” from Flying Fingers on Bear Family Records — Background/ambient

Doug Whiltshire “Bossman” from Various: Get Up and Dance on Rhythm Bomb Records

Slick Slavin “Speed Crazy” from Various: Red Hot Rockabilly, Vol. 3 on Disky — Imperial Records 1958

Eddie Dugosh “One Mile” from Various: Hot Rod Rumble on Buffalo Bop — Award Records 1958

Jerry Lee Lewis “Put Me Down (Alternate Take)” from Classic Jerry Lee Lewis on Bear Family Records — Sun Records 1957

Ray Allen “Hot Rod” from Hurry Up! on Rhythm Bomb Records — Background/ambient

The Retrobaits “Don’t You Be Gone Long” from Your Squeezes Don't Leave Me on Western Star — Great!

The Holiday Trio “Desperate” from Various: Hot Rocking Music from Memphis, Vol. 2 on Stomper Time Music — Background/ambient

Moon Mullican “I'm Mad with You” from Moon Mullican: The Old Texan on King Records — King Records 1956

Gus Pate & The Jokers “Man Alive” from Various: Fantastic Rock & Roll on Collector Records — Summit Records 1959

The Starjays “My Wild Girl” from Bang! It's the Starjays on Rhythm Bomb Records

The Quarter Notes “Canadian Sunset” from n/a on Imperial Records 45 — Background/ambient

Jimmy and Joe Liggins “I Ain't Drunk” from Various: Jump Blue/Rockin' the Jukes on Blue Note — Aladdin Records 1954

Roy Brown and His Mighty Mighty Men “Fannie Brown Got Married” from Various: Jiving Jamboree 3 on Ace Records — King Records 1955

Ella Mae Morse “Smack Dab in the Middle” from Razzle Dazzle: Ella Mae Morse in The '50s on Rev-Ola — Capitol Records 1955

Linda Hayes “You Ain't Movin' Me” from n/a on Antler Records 45 — Antler Records 1956 For Julie and Kevin in Vermont

El Dorados “Crazy Little Mama” from n/a on Vee-Jay 45 — Vee-Jay Records 1955

Cecil Payne “Blockbuster Boogie” from Various: Jumpin’ the Blues on Ace Records — Background/ambient

Junior Wells “Lovey Dovey Lovey One” from Junior Wells 1957-1963 on Chief Records — USA Records 1963

Varetta Dillard “Scorched” from Various: The Ultimate Rock N' Roll & Rhythm N' Blues Collection on Goldenlane Records — Triumph Records 1959

Dee Clark “Oh Little Girl” from n/a on Falcon Records 45 — Falcon Records 1958

Les Cooper “Hippity Hop” from Wiggle Wobble on Collectables — Background/ambient

The Fathoms “Fathom This!” from Fathom This! on Musick Records — Background/ambient

Ricky Nelson “Mighty Good” from Ricky Rocks on Bear Family Records — Imperial Records 1959

The Rimfires “Bandstand Step” from n/a on Sounds of the Rimfires 45 — Sounds of the Rimfires 1964

Arthur Thomas “Bee Sticks to Honey” from Various: Kustom Rockers, Vol. 1 on Flaming Piston Records — Capa Records 1965

TJ Mayes “Short Fuse” from From the Plains to the Piers on Wild Records —

The Sabres “2040 Stomp” from The Sabres on Rhythm Bomb Records — Background/ambient

The Persuaders
(with Chuck Rio) “Toes on the Nose” from Chuck Rio: The Tequila Man on Ace Records — Saturn Records 1963

Mort Shuman “I’m a Man” from n/a on Decca Records 45 — Decca Records 1959

The Chartbusters “She's the One” from n/a on Mutual Records 45 — Mutual Records 1964--for Tony!

Jimmy Gordon “Buzzzzzzzzzzz” from Various: Greasy Rock 'n' Roll, Vols. 9 and 11 on Blakey Holdings — Background/ambient

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Last Night's Show (August 5)/Brass Union August 10

Hi, folks.

If you missed last night's show you can download the (always free) archive MP3 from here. The songs we played are listed below.

On August 10 I'll be spinning records with P.J. Eastman at Brass Union in Somerville, MA (8:00 PM to closing). Hope to see you there!

Primitive Sounds at Brass Union
70 Union Square
Somerville, MA

Have a great weekend!

The Songs from Last Night's Show:

Ronnie Self “Pretty Bad Blues” from Various: That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 13 on Bear Family Records — ABC-Paramount 1956

The Paris Brothers “This Is It” from Various: Rockin' Boppin' Duos on Cheesecake Records — Brunswick Records 1959

Eddie Clendening “I Love a Woman” from Eddie Clendening Is the Rage of the Teenage! on Wormtone Records

Fred Farah “Settle Down” from Various: Alley Cat on Buffalo Bop — Sabre Records 1961

Eddie Cochran “Don't Bye, Bye Baby Me” from The Eddie Cochran Box Set on EMI — 1958 (originally unissued)

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

Kieron McDonald “A Little Love” from Shake That Thing on Tagalong Records

Hayden Thompson “Don't You Worry” from Rock-A-Billy Gal on Bear Family Records — Sun Records 1959 (originally unissued)

Charlie Rich “Philadelphia Baby” from Charlie Rich: That's Rich on Charly Records — Phillips International 1958

The Quintones “Times Sho' Gettin' Ruff” from Various: 706 Union Instrumentals on Charly — Background/ambient

Buddy Holly “I'm Gonna Love You Too” from The Ultimate EP Collection on See For Miles — Coral Records 1958

Lew Lewis and the Twilight Trio “Ooh Now” from Who I Am on Western Star

Joe Richie “Across the Bay” from Various: Rock It, Vol. 1 on Enviken Records — Buddy Records 1962

Mike Vinnie & His Twisters “Outboard Twist” from Plenty Of Twist! on Master Classics Records — Background/ambient

Marc and the Wild Ones “Real Rockin’ Baby” from n/a on Rhythm Bomb Records 45

Bill Morrison “Set Me Free” from Various: Get Your Kicks: 25 Vintage Rockers on Big Mike's — TNT Records 1960

The Raiders “Hocus Pocus” from Various: High School Caesar on Buffalo Bop Records — Andex Records 1958

Johnnie Lee “The Big Wheel” from Various: Rock-a-Billy & Rock n' Roll Sensations! on Rock-A-Billy Records / The Orchard — Background/ambient

Joe South “Chills” from Various: The Rockin' South on Ace Records — NRC Records 1959

Mickey Hawks “Bip Bop Boom” from Various: The Best of Profile Records on PRCD — Profile Records 1958

The Moonstompers “You’re Gone” from High Speed Daddy-O on Enviken Records

The Shut Downs “Four On The Floor” from Various: Rockin' & Boppin' on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Los Straitjackets “Cantina” from Encyclopedia of Sound Vol. 1 on Lovecat Music — Background/ambient

Skeets McDonald “Blues in My Mind” from Various: A Capitol Rockabilly Party, Vol. 3 on Disky Records — Capitol Records 1958

Link Davis “Fallin' for You” from Various: Okeh 18000 Series on Cactus Records — Okeh 1954

The Texas Troubadours “Leon's Guitar Boogie” from The Texas Troubadours: Almost to Tulsa on Bear Family Records — Decca Records 1965

The Dave and Deke Combo “Moonshine” from There's Nothing Like an Old Hillbilly on Bucket-Lid Records — See them at the New England Shake-Up Sept. 23, 24, 25, in Sturbridge MA. Tickets and info at .

The Milestones “Node for Bust” from El Trepidante Ritimo on El Toro Records — Background/ambient

Etta James “Baby Baby Every Night” from Miss Etta James: The Complete Modern and Kent Recordings on Ace Records — Kent Records 1958

Big Jay McNeely “Big Jay Shuffle” from Various: Dr. Boogie Presents Heavy Jelly on Sub Rosa / Believe Digital — Background/ambient

The Monitors “Nita” from n/a on Circus Records 45 — Circus Records 1958

Big John Greer “Bottle It Up And Go” from Various: The R&B Years 1954 on Boulevard Vintage — Groove Records 1954

Paul Griffin “Rag Doll Baby” from n/a on Golden Crest 45 — Golden Crest Records 1957

Bill Jennings “Stompin’ with Bill” from Various: Swing Dance Special on Collectables — Background/ambient

Johnny Otis “Ring a Ling” from Hum-Ding-a-Ling. The 1957-1959 Rock & Roll Recordings on Hoodoo Records / The Orchard — Capitol Records 1958

Count Basie “The Basie Twist” from n/a on Roulette 45 — Roulette Records 1961

Screamin' Jay Hawkins “What That Is” from Screamin' Jay Rocks on Bear Family Records — Mercury Records 1955 (originally unissued)

The 5 Royales “Washboard (Take 1)” from Soul & Swagger The Complete 5 Royales (1951-1967) on Rock Beat Records — Background/ambient

Eddie Riff “Ain't That Lovin' You Baby” from Various: Got Them Hill Billy Blues on El Toro/Bullseye — Dover Records 1956

Marty Lewis “I Want to Know” from Various: Mr. Hotshot’s R&B Review on King Novelties — Flame Records 1960

Bo Diddley “You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover” from Bo Diddley: The Chess Box on MCA Records — Chess Records 1962

Jackie and Tut “Hawaiian Punch” from n/a on Chess Records 45 — Background/ambient

The Belairs “Squirt” from Volcanic Action! on Sundazed Records — Background/ambient

Barrence Whitfield and The Savages “Bloody Mary” from Various: The Ultimate Rock N' Roll & Rhythm N' Blues Collection on Goldenlane Records — See them 9/29 at Once in Somerville with Diablogato /

Link Wray “Comanche” from Slinky! The Epic Sessions, '58-'61 on Sundazed — Epic Records 1959

The Outcasts “That's All Right” from The Outcasts on Self-Released

The Dovells “(Hey, Hey, Hey) Alright” from n/a on Swan Records 45 — Swan Records 1965

The Pyramids “Bikini Drag” from n/a on Carol Ann/ Bikini Drag 45 — Background/ambient

Bloodshot Bill “When My Baby Passes By” from Shook Shake on Norton Records — See him this Sunday (8/7) at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge

Tooter Boatman “Susie's House” from Rockin' Tooter Boatman on Collector Records — Originally unreleased

Bing Day “I Can't Help It” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol. 11 on Bear Family Records — Mercury Records 1959

The Playboys “Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues” from Easy Rockin' on Vinyl Japan — Vinyl Japan 1997

The Monterays “Rocker” from Various: Strummin' Mental! Part One on Crypt Records — Background/ambient

Sonny Wilson “Troubled Times” from Various: Rock and Roll Dance Party, Vol. 1 on RRDP — Candix Records 1962