Saturday, October 15, 2016

The October 14, 2016, Show

Hey folks!

If you missed our latest live broadcast (October 14) you can find the always-free archive mp3 right here. (The songs are listed below.) Thanks for listening, tell your friends, and enjoy!

This episode features a slew of new (old) 45s unearthed at the Allentown show; brand new releases by Jittery Jack and Darrell Higham, the Millwinders, and Pat Capocci; a Gene Vincent tribute; and much more. 

I'm excited to announe that I've been asked to DJ the Nashville Boogie coming up in May 2017. Check out the full lineup here. Yow!

Much sooner (October 26) I'll be spinning the Primitive Sounds at Brass Union in Somerville, MA. My special guest will be Jason Thornton. Come on out! Early start, great food and drinks, and a great sound system.

Remember to get your tickets for the Raging Teens 20th Anniversary show (December 23)!


Easy Ed

Last Night We Played:

Rocket Morgan “You're Humbuggin' Me” from Various: Boppin' on the Bayou Again on Ace Records — Zynn Records 1958

Benny Cliff “Crazy Mama” from Various: Wild Rockin' on Collector Records — Horseshoe Records 1958

Carl Perkins “Glad All Over” from n/a on Sun Records 45 — Sun Records 1958

Connie Dycus “Rock-a-Bye Baby Rock” from Various: That'll Flat Git It! , Vol.11 on Bear Family Records — Mercury Records 1958

The Keytones “Now’s the Time” from Shake Your Hips! on Roof Records —1988

Tiny Fuller “Cocklebur” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 9 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

Jittery Jack and Darrell Higham “Rockabilly Rave” from Jittery Jack Meets Darrell Higham on Preview of forthcoming release

Jerry Dean And The Shades “Walkin' In My Sleep” from Various: Rock And Roll With Piano, Vol. 2 on Collector Records — Creole Records 1959

Jack Lane “King Fool” from Various: Speed Crazy on Speed Records — Yolo Records 1961

Curley & the Jades “Bullfighter” from n/a on Reprise 45 — Background/ambient

Eddie Bond “Rockin' Daddy” from n/a on Mercury 45 — Mercury Records 1956

Curtis Johnson “Baby Baby” from Various: The Raging Teens, Vol. 2 on Norton Records — Event Records 1957

Merl Lindsay “Rockin' Water Baby” from Various: That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 19 on Bear Family — Background/ambient

Red Simpson “Nitro Express” from Red Simpson: Capitol Collectors Series on Capitol Records

The Coachmen “Truck Drivin' Joe” from The Turner Sessions on Promo of Unreleased CD — See Roy Sludge October 16 at Sally O'Brien's (4:00 PM)

Moon Mullican “Rocket to the Moon” from Moonshine Jamboree on Ace Records — King Records 1960

The Lucky Stars “$100 And No Sense” from Go to Town on Fate Records

The Texas Troubadours “Red Top” from The Texas Troubadours: Almost to Tulsa on Bear Family Records — Background/ambient

J.D. McPherson “I Can’t Complain” from Signs & Signifiers on Hi-Style Records —For P.J. (if he's listening)

Bill Doggett “Hold It” from n/a on King 45 — Background/ambient

Bobby Smith And The Larks “How Long Must I Wait For You” from n/a on Apollo 45 — Apollo Records 1951

Nappy Brown “Little by Little” from Various: Stompin' at The Savoy on Savoy Jazz — Savoy Records 1956

The Flairs “Love Me Girl” from Various: The R&B Years 1954 on Boulevard Vintage — Flair Records 1954

“Fatso” Theus “Rock ‘n’ Roll Drive-In” from n/a on Aladdin Records 45 — Aladdin Records 1956

Oscar McLollie and His Honey Jumpers “Hot Banana (Instrumental)” from Hey! Lollie Lollie on Ace Records — Background/ambient

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters “Kansas City” from n/a on King Records 45 — King Records 1959

Harold Burrage “Betty Jean” from Messed Up! - The Cobra Recordings 1956-1958 on West Side — Cobra Records 1958

The Tads “Wolf Call” from n/a on Rev 45 — Rev Records 1958

Bob Reed and his Band “Malibu” from Various: Shake That Thing on Still Records

Jimmy Ricks and his Rickateers “She’s Fine, She’s Mine” from n/a on Josie Records 45 — Josie Records 1956

Joe Lyons & The Arrows “Bob a Loop” from n/a on Hit Maker 45 — Hit Maker 1959

Memphis Slim “Guitar Cha Cha Cha” from n/a on Vee-Jay Records 45 — Vee Jay Records 1958

Johnny Guitar Watson “Looking Back” from n/a on Escort Records 5 — Escort Records 1961

The Kingpins “Ungaua, Part 1” from n/a on United Artists 45 — Background/ambient

The Rockateens “Twangy” from n/a on Roulette Records 45 — Background/ambient

The Safaris “Kick Out” from n/a on Valiant Records 45 — Valiant Records 1963

Vern Brandon “Gotta Find the Reason” from n/a on Decca Records 45 — Decca Records 1962

The Grasshoppers “Mod Socks” from n/a on Sunburst Records 45 — Sunburst Records 1965

Scott Engel “Devil Surfer” from n/a on Challenge 45 — Background/ambient

The Millwinders “Love Me So” from It’s Love on Self-Released — Brand new release!

Bobby Crown and the Kapers “Diddley-Daddy” from n/a on Omar Records 45 — Omar Records 1966 (?)

The Saints “Honky Tonky Baby” from n/a on Cue Records 45 — Cue Records 1958

Wayne Worley “Red Headed Woman” from n/a on Brent Records 45 — Brent Records 1961

Keetie and the Kats “Crossties” from n/a on Huron Records 45 — Background/ambient

Pat Capocci “Coming In Hot” from n/a on Ruby Records 45 — 
Brand new release!

Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps “Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me” from The Road Is Rocky - The Complete Studio Masters on Bear Family Records — Capitol Records 1957

The Del Rays “Midnighter” from Play Old School Rock'n'Roll on Goofin — Background/ambient

Benny Ingram “Jello Sal” from Various: Rockin’ from Coast to Coast, Vol. 2 on Ace Records — Bandera Records 1958

The Hi-Winders “Indian Runner” from The Hi-Winders Story on Lenox — Background/ambient

The Sonics “Dirty Robber” from Here Are The Sonics!!! on Norton Records — Playing in Providence 11/10 with the Itchies

The Wailers “Shakedown” from n/a on Etiquette 45 — Etiquette Records 1963

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The September 30 Broadcast--And Lots of Links!

Hi, folks!

If you missed Friday's broadcast don't fret. You can find the (always free) archive here. Thanks for listening. 

In this episode we paid tribute to legends Joe Clay and Jean Shepard, both of whom passed away last week; featured new music by Miss Amy Griffin (Rockin' Records 45), Jittery Jack and Darrel Higham; sent eighty-first birthday wishes to Jerry Lee Lewis (who will never know how much his records mean to our program); enthused about last weekend's New England Shake-Up--wow, what a fantastic event!; and played lots of other rockin' selections, old and new. We hope you enjoy the show. (Remember, you can listen anytime--on iTunes, or by going to my web site.)

Primitive Sounds (one of Boston's longest-running DJ nights) has a new home base: Brass Union in Somerville. We're there spinning records the second and last Wednesday of every month, starting at 8:00 PM. Next time out (October 12) I'll be sharing the decks with DJ Panda!

The Raging Teens just scheduled a 20th anniversary show in Boston (December 23) and Easy Ed's Record Hop is proud to be part of the event. 

In closing, I want to mention that my radio station, WMFO in Medford, is running a fundraiser to keep our all-volunteer/student station operating. If you enjoy my show, I encourage you to toss a dollar or two in the collection plate--and to te'll 'em you listen to "Easy Ed's Variety Hour" when you do. Much appreciated! You can donate here.

Take care, everyone!

Here are the songs from the September 30 show

Buck Griffin “Pretty Lou” from Let's Elope Baby on Bear Family Records — Holiday Inn Records 1962

Milton Allen “Don't Bug Me Baby” from Various: That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 1 on Bear Family Records — RCA Victor Records 1957

Spo-Dee-O-Dee “Hey Little Baby Doll” from Various: Get Up and Dance on Rhythm Bomb Records

Gene Summers “Gotta Lotta That” from n/a on Jan Records 45 — Jan Records 1958

Kim Fowley and the Renegade Five “Young and Wild” from Various:Chicken Walk: 20 Pounders, Vol. 1 on Norton Records — Conte Records

Jerry Bell and the Original Rockets “Bacardi” from The Troubled Streets: El Paso Rock, Vol. 5 on Norton Records — Background/ambient

The Sureshots “Tell Me” from Sure Hot on Tail Records

Bobby Wayne “Long Lean Baby” from '55 Spokane Rockabilly! on Sundazed Music —

Wade and Dick (The College Kids) “Bop Bop Baby” from Various: Let's Bop: Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 1 on AVI — Sun Records 1957

The Cranktones “Fireball” from Unreleased Track on N/A

The Electro-Tones “GhostTrain” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 1 on Buffalo Bop — Background/ambient

Jittery Jack and Darrell Higham “Should You Change Your Mind” from Jittery Jack Meets Darrell Higham on Preview of forthcoming release

Janis Martin “All Right Baby” from n/a on RCA Victor 45 — RCA Victor 1957

Bill Garland “Guitar Blues” from Various: Shake it Up on Buffalo Bop Records — Palm Records 1959

Bill Justis “Rollin’” from The Complete Sun Recordings on Sun Records — Background/ambient

Dick Lory “Wild-Blooded Woman” from n/a on Columbia Records 45 — Columbia Records 1958

Jackie Cannon “Chill Bumps” from n/a on Chan Records 45 — Chan Records 1961

The Margraves “Girl Trouble” from Girl Trouble on Rhythm Bomb Records

The Rebel Rousers “The Zombie Walks” from n/a on Memphis Records — Background/ambient

Larry Donn “Sunshine Rock” from That's What I Call a Ball on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Sid King and His Five Strings “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee” from Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight on Bear Family Records — Columbia Records 1955

Coral Lee “High Fly Boogie” from The Weather Vane on Rhythm Bomb Records

Jean Shepard “Jeopardy” from Capitol Records 45 on N/A — Capitol Records 1959. Rest in peace, Jean Shepard.

Jackie Johnson “Star Light” from Various: Rock and Roll Dance Party, Vol. 2 on RRDP — Willamette Records 1959

Preston Lipford “Midnight Piano Rock” from Various: Original Tennessee Rockin', Vol. 1 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Joe Clay “Slippin' Out, Sneakin' In” from Various: Get Hot or Go Home on Country Music Foundation Records — Recorded for Vik Records 1956 (originally unissued). Joe Clay, your fans will miss you.

Joe Clay “Doggone It” from Ducktail on Bear Family Records — Recorded for Vik Records 1956 (originally unissued)

Joe Clay “Get on the Right Track Baby” from Various: Get Hot or Go Home on Country Music Foundation Records — Vik Records 1956

Mickey Baker “Shake Walkin’” from Rock with a Sock on Bear Family Records — Background/ambient

The Cardinals “Choo Choo” from n/a on Atlantic Records 45 — Atlantic Records 1956

The Jewels “Pearlie Mae” from n/a on Antler Records 45 — Antler Records 1959

The Cadets “I Want You” from n/a on Regency Records 45 — Regency Records 1956

Rene Hall “Twitchy” from n/a on Specialty Records 45 — Specialty Records 1958

Brownie McGhee “Anna Mae” from Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 2 on Past Perfect — Savoy Records 1955

Frankie Lee Simms “She Likes to Boogie Real Low” from n/a on VIN Records — VIN Records 1958. For Jason Beek, who is currently on the air in Boise. Check out his "Spoonful" show!

Noble "Thin Man" Watts “Jookin’” from n/a on Baton 45 — Background/ambient

Ruth Brown “As Long as I'm Movin'” from Ruth Brown/Miss Rhythm on Collectables — Atlantic Records 1955

Jimmy Ricks and the Suburbans “Bad Man of Missouri” from n/a on Baton 45 — Baton Records 1957

Hop Wilson and His Buddies “Rockin' in the Coconut Top” from Steel Guitar Flash on Ace Records — Goldband Records 1958

The Majestics “Oasis” from Various: Shrunken Head Exotica on Red Devil Records — Background/ambient

The Ramrods “Night Ride” from Various: Surf-Age Nuggets on Rock Beat Records — Background/ambient

Miss Amy Griffin “Shifting Gears” from n/a on Rockin’ Records 45 

Johnny Knight “Rock and Roll Guitar” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll Riot on Buffalo Bop Records — Morocco Records 1958

Conway Twitty “Pretty Eyed Baby” from The Rock 'N' Roll Years on Bear Family Records — MGM Records 1960

The Rangers “Reputation” from n/a on Challenge 45 — Challenge Records 1964

The Playboys “Easy Rockin'” from Easy Rockin' on Vinyl Japan — Background/ambient

Ray Harris “Come on Little Mama” from Various: Let's Bop! Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 1 on AVI — Sun Records 1956

High Noon “Too Much Trouble” from Show and Dance on Goofin' Records

Narvel Felts “Did You Tell Me” from Various: Unissued Sun Masters on Charly Records — Sun Records 1957 (originally unissued)

The Flea Bops “You Can Do No Wrong” from I'm Ready on Vinylux Records

Narvel Felts “Rocket Ride” from Various: Sassy Sugar on Fantastic Voyage — Background/ambient

Jerry Lee Lewis “Breathless” from Classic Jerry Lee Lewis on Bear Family Records — Sun Records 1958/Happy birthday, Jerry Lee!