Saturday, January 28, 2017

Archive for January 27 Show/Cranktones Feb 18/Nashville Boogie!

Hi, folks.

I hope you're having a great weekend. If you missed Friday's broadcast you can find the (always free) archive right here. See below for the list of songs from this episode. Enjoy, and thanks for listening!

On February 18, don't miss The Cranktones at the Midway! Early show (4:00-8:00 PM), with Easy Ed's Record Hop spinning the platters whenever the band isn't onstage. All ages. For details, see the Facebook event page.

Many thanks to Kathy Wade for her poster design. Isn't this cool?

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I'm honored and excited to be DJing the Nashville Boogie in May 2017. Yow! Check out that lineup! 

Here's What We Played on January 27, 2017

Jericho Jones “Black Magic” from Various: Young and Wild on Buffalo Bop — Todd Records 1959

Jerry Lee Lewis “Friday Nights” from Classic Jerry Lee Lewis on Bear Family — Sun Records 1958

Kieron McDonald “Louanne” from Shake That Thing on Tagalong Records

Mike Cushman and the Interludes “Playtoy” from Various: Step Out on Buffalo Bop — Leo’s Records 1958

The Shakers “Rockin’ at 47” from n/a on Bishop 45 — Background/ambient

Lil' Mo's Unholy 4 “Too Young to Marry” from Rapture on Rhythm Bomb Records. See them, and many other outstanding acts, this September at the New England Shake-Up.

Mike Brewer “I’m All Through with You” from Various: Rock-A-Socka Hop!, Vol. 3 on Classics Records — Gaill Records 1964

Ricky Nelson “One of These Mornings” from Ricky Rocks on Bear Family Records — Imperial Records 1958

The Ernie Freeman Combo “Shape Up” from n/a on Imperial Records 45 — Background/ambient

Marlon “Madman” Mitchell “Ice Cold Baby” from Various: Ice Cold on Buffalo Bop — Vena Records 1957

The Johnny Burnette Trio “Lonesome Train (on a Lonesome Track)” from The Johnny Burnette Trio: Rockbilly Boogie on Bear Family Records — Coral Records 1957

The Flea Bops “Gotta Bop” from Gotta Bop on Vinylux Records —

Jonnie Aluani and His Orchestra “Hawaiian Starlight” from Hawaiian Interlude on Spinorama Records (LP) — Background/ambient

Eddie Noack “Walk 'em Off” from n/a on D Records 45 — D Records 1958

Billy Walker “I've Got Leaving on My Mind” from Various: Country Hicks, Vol. 4 and 5 on Barklog Recording Company — Columbia Records 1956

Sid King and His Five Strings “Blue Suede Shoes” from Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight on Bear Family Records — Columbia Records 1956

Russ Brian “The King of Hearts” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll with Piano, Vol. 5 on Collector Records — Horizon Records 1959

Herbie Remington “Station Break” from Various: Nashville Steel Guitar on Starday Records — Background/ambient

Tennessee Ernie Ford “Blackberry Boogie” from Capitol Collectors Series: Tennessee Ernie Ford on Capitol — Capitol Records 1952

The Lucky Stars “Sugar Mama” from Hollywood & Western on Ipecac Records. 
See them, and many other outstanding acts, this September at the New England Shake-Up. 

Bud Isaacs “Bud's Bounce” from Bud's BounceBackground/ambient on Bear Family Records — Background/ambient

Joe Houston “The Hully” from n/a on Combo 45 — Background/ambient

The Sugar Daddys “Saturday Night” from their forthcoming 45.

Gus Jenkins “Tricky” from n/a on Flash 45 — Background/ambient

Roy Brown “Diddy-Y-Diddy-O” from n/a on Imperial 45 — Imperial Records 1957

Varetta Dillard “Promise Mr. Thomas” from n/a on Savoy Jazz 45 — Savoy Records 1955

The Pastels “Let’s Go to the Rock & Roll Ball” from n/a — Argo Records 1958

Bobby Day “Teenage Philosopher” from n/a on Rendezvous 45 — Rendezvous Records 1960

Jackie Wilson “Love Train” from n/a on Coral — Repro or nonissued reissue.

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

The Upsetters “Let’s Get a Thing Going” from n/a on Little Star 45 — Background/ambient

Big Mama Thornton “Don't Talk Back” from n/a on Irma Records 45 — Answer song to “Don’t Let Go”

Slim Harpo “I Got Love if you Want It” from I'm a King Bee on Flyright — Excello Records 1957

Earl Hooker “Tanya” from Essential Blues on Master Classics Records — Background/ambient

Roy Montrell “Oooh – Wow” from n/a on Specialty 45 — Specialty Records 1956

Bo Diddley “Road Runner” from n/a on Checker 45 — Checker Records 1959

The Ambertones “Cruise” from n/a on Newman 45 — Newman Records 1965

Tonni Kalash “The Boss” from n/a on King Records 45 — King Records 1962

Porkey Harris & The Sophisti-Cats “Pot Holder” from Various: Toast of the Coast on Ace Records — Background/ambient

The Orchids “Loco Twist” from Twistin' at the Roundtable with the Orchids on Roulette — Background/ambient

Bruce Johnston “Ramrod” from Surfer's Pajama Party on Collector's Choice

The Fabulous Cyclones “Cyclone” from Various: Rock 'N' Roll Jungle on Master Classics Records — Background/ambient

The Cranktones “Cotton Pickin' Rocker” from Vibrate with The Cranktones on Rhubarb Records — See them 2/18/17 at the Midway at 4:00 PM—with Easy Ed’s Record Hop.

Alton and Jimmy “Made In The Shade” from Still Shakin' on Enviken Records — Originally unreleased

The Moonlighters “Rock-A-Bayou Baby” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll Orgy, Vol. 2 on Flesh Den — Tara Records 1958

Eddie and The Flatheads “I'm a Mad Man” from Shakin' The Shack on Tail Records — Tail Records 1998/

The Hawk “In The Mood” from Various: 706 Union Instrumentals on Charly — Background/ambient

The 24th Street Wailers “Can't Fight It” from Where Evil Grows on Lmb Records —

The Space Cadets “Awakadeeawaadoo” from Rockin’ with the Space Cadets on Rhythm Rock-It Records —

Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers “Boppin'n'Shakin'” from Who’s Gonna Rock Ya?

Johnny and The Hurricanes “Thunderbolt” from Johnny and The Hurricanes on Warwick — Background/ambient

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

Mickey Hawks & The Night Raiders “Cotton Pickin'” from Various: The Best of Profile Records on PRCD — Background/ambient

The Mystery Gang “Baby That’s What I Like” from Wild 50’s Nights, Part 1 on Sunhill 49 Records —

The Playboys “Ritchie's Rumba” from Easy Rockin' on Vinyl Japan — Vinyl Japan

Monday, January 16, 2017

Our January 13 Show

Hi, folks.

Thanks for your interest in the show! If you missed the January 13 program you can listen to the archive at any time. Just click here. The songs we played this time out are listed below.

Our next broadcast is scheduled for January 27. On February 18 I'll be spinning live with the Cranktones at the Midway (early show). And remember our regular live DJ night, Primitive Sounds, takes place at Brass Union in Somerville twice a month. Our next outing: January 25.

Mysterious trivia for instrumental fans: Radio continues to be fun for me because I learn new things all the time. For instance: On this episode I played a fantastic instrumental called "Purple Crackle" by Jimmy Jeffers and The Jokers (Target Records 1960) from a CD compilation called "Strummin' Mental, Vol. 1" on Crypt Records. (Hear it here.) Loyal listener Karl called in to correct me. No, he says, that track is "Tom Tom" by Carl Newman--Trio Records 1960. (Find that one here.) To my ears they are not only the exact same song, but the exact same recording of the song. They sound identical. So, what's the real story? Further info would be appreciated, listeners, if you have any. 


Here's what we played on the show:

Billy Eldridge "Let's Go Baby" from "Imperial Rockabillies, Vol. 1" on Liberty -- Vulco Records 1959 

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

The Jades "Blue Black Hair" from "Various: Rock and Roll Dance Party, Vol. 4" on RRDP -- Oxboro Records 1964 

Tony Greco "Something Else" from "Various: Teenage Rockabilly" on Rock-A-Billy Records 

The Mysterions "Downhill" from "Various: Strummin' Mental! Part Two" on Crypt Records -- Background/ambient 

Eddie Cochran "Sweetie Pie" from "n/a" -- Liberty Records 1960 

Joe South "I'm Snowed" from "n/a" on NRC 45 -- NRC Records 1958 

Two Chaps "No More" from "n/a" on Atlantic 45 -- Atlantic Records 1958 

Roy Head and The Traits "One More Time (Alternate Version) [Take 2]" from "Live it Up!" on Norton Records -- The released take came out on TNT Records in 1959. Hope you feel better soon, Roy Head! 

Duane Eddy "Just to Satisfy You" from "Duane A Go Go Go" on Colpix -- Background/ambient 

Robert & Gene Wilson "Jamboree Rock" from "Various: Wild Rock & Roll Instrumentals" on Collector Records -- Background/ambient 

Phil Gray & the Go Boys "Pepper Hot Baby" from "Various: Virginia Rocks! The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth" on JSP Records -- Rhythm Records 1956 

Sandy Lee "Ballin’ Keen" from "Various: Teen Beat: Hip Chicks and Hot Mamas" on Teen Beat -- Santa Fe Records 1959 

Al Ferrier "Let's Go Boppin' Tonight" from "Al Ferrier and His Boppin' Billies" on Big Tone Records -- Goldband Records 1959. 

The Noble Brothers "Didn't It Rock" from "Various: Rockabilly Rarities, Vol. 4" on Yeaah! -- Challenge Records 1958 

Jake Calypso and His Red Hot "The Red Hot Boogie" from "Father and Sons" on Chickens Records

Darrel Higham and Jittery Jack "The Remedy" from "Darrel Higham Meets Jittery Jack!" on Foot Tapping Records -- Record release party at Atwoods' Tavern in Cambridge January 14 early 4:00 PM show. 

Darrel Higham and Jittery Jack "It Must Be Right" from "Darrel Higham Meets Jittery Jack!" on Foot Tapping Records 

Nero and The Gladiators "Boots" from "n/a" on Decca 45 -- Background/ambient 

Wayne Hancock (Featuring Rose Sinclair on Steel) "Over Easy" from "Slingin' Rhythm" on Bloodshot Records

Johnny Horton "I'm a One Woman Man" from "n/a" on Columbia 45 -- Columbia Records 1956 

Bradd Suggs With the Swingsters "Bop, Baby, Bop" from "Various: The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings" on Ace Records -- Meteor Records 1956 

Tommy Allsup & The Raiders "Slow Poke" from "Twistin' The Country Classics" on Master Classics Records -- Rest in peace, Tommy Allsup. 

Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers "The Honey Jump, Part 2" from "Hey Lollie Lollie!" on Ace Records -- Background/ambient 

Carmen Davis with Ernie Freeman’s Combo "No No Baby" from "n/a" on Middle-Tone 45 -- Middle-Tone Records 1956

LaVern Baker "Whipper Snapper" from "Soul on Fire: The Best of Lavern Baker" on Atlantic Records -- Atlantic Records 1958 

The Maharajahs "Why Don’t You Answer" from "n/a" on Flip Records 45 -- Flip Records 1958 

Jimmy Breedlove "Killer Diller" from "Rock 'n' Roll Music" on Official Records LP 

Joe Houston "Goofin'" from "Rock and Roll with Joe Houston" on Tops -- Background/ambient 

Gary U.S. Bonds "Not Me" from "n/a" on LeGrand 45 -- LeGrand 1961 

Wild Jimmy Spruill "Country Boy" from "n/a" on Vim Records 45 -- Vim Records 1962 

Tommy Louis "Wail Baby Wail" from "Various: Wild and Frantic" on Official Records -- Muriel Records 1965 

Carrie Grant & The Grandeurs "Mish Mash" from "n/a" on Newtown 45 -- Newtown Records 1963 

Elliot Shavers "Thin Possum" from "n/a" on Raja 45 -- Background/ambient 

Elvis Presley "His Latest Flame" from "From Nashville To Memphis: The Essential 60s Masters" on RCA -- RCA 1961

Jimmy “Frenchie” Lee (Mickey Gilley) "I Ain’t Givin’ Up Nothin’" from "n/a" on Scope Records 45 -- Scope Records 1962 

Conway Twitty "Reelin' and Rockin'" from "The Rock 'N' Roll Years" on Bear Family Records -- MGM 1960 

Tommy Allsup "Rave On" from "Buddy Holly Song Book" on Rollercoaster -- Background/ambient 

Lue Cazz "The Walk" from "n/a" on Vee Jay 45 -- Vee Jay Records 1963 

Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks "Baby Jean" from "Mr. Dinamo" on Discos Cada / The Orchard 

The Fanatic IV "Warpath" from "n/a" on Showdown 45

The Cranktones "Lover's Curse" from "Vibrate with The Cranktones" on Rhubarb Records -- See them 2/18 at the Midway (with Easy Ed’s Record Hop) 

And 1/21 at Atwoods’ in Cambridge. 

Gary Usher "Power Shift" from "Various: Muscle Bustle" on Ace Records -- Background/ambient 

The Jokers "Purple Crackle" from "Various: Strummin' Mental! Part One" on Crypt Records -- Target Records 1960 

Marcel Bontempi "Shag Rag" from "Witches Spiders Frogs & Holes (Demos & Recordings 2009 -2014)" on Stag-o-Lee Records

Scotty McKay "Rollin' Dynamite" from "That'll Flat Git It, Vol. 20 - Rockabilly from the Vaults of Event Records" on Bear Family Records GmbH -- Event Records 1959 

Little Joe Allen "Tiger" from "Various: Tattle Tale" on Buffalo Bop Records -- MCM Records 1958 

The Dynamics "Later On" from "Various: Strummin' Mental! Part Two" on Crypt Records -- Background/ambient 

The Hi-Winders "309" from "The Hi-Winders Story" on Lenox

The Busters "Bust Out" from "Various: Teen Beat, Vol. 4" -- Background/ambient 

The 24th Street Wailers "Don't Cross Me" from "Where Evil Grows" on Lmb Records

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017, everyone.

Short and sweet: The (always free) archive mp3 of our December 30 broadcast is now ready for download. Find it here. Enjoy!

The songs from this episode are listed below. We started rolling early with some some '50s R&B before officially starting the show at 6:00.

Local folks, don't miss the Jittery Jack CD release party coming up at Atwood's Tavern on January 14. It's a 4:00 PM show. 

As always, thanks for listening!

--Easy Ed

The Songs from the December 30 Broadcast

Joe Houston, Houston Shuffle, Houston Shuffle , Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

Big Tiny Kennedy, Country Boy, Country Boy , Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

Moohah, All Shook Out, All Shook Out , Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

Mister Ruffin, Bring it on Back, Bring it on Back , Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

Tarheel Slim, Number 9 Train, Number 9 Train , Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

The Bees, Tough Enough, Tough Enough , Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial 

Big Maybelle, My Country Man, My Country Man , Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

Fats Domino, Please Don't Leave Me, Please Don't Leave Me, Imperial, Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

Chuck Willis, Caledonia, Caledonia , Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

The Johnny Bird Orchestra, 22 Minutes, 22 Minutes , Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

Wynonn Carr, Touch and Go, Touch and Go , Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

Little Richard, Ready Teddy, Ready Teddy, Specialty, Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

B.B. Cunningham, Pagan Rock, Pagan Rock , Pre-Show Spin/Unofficial

The Rockin' R's, Crazy Baby, Various: Fabulous Flips, Ace Records, Tempus Records 1958

Jim Alley and The Alley Cats, The Great Pretender, "Various: Rock and Roll Dance Party, Vol. 2", RRDP, Pearl Records 1961

Johnnie Strickland, She's Mine, Various: That'll Flat Git It!, Vol. 24, Bear Family Records, Roulette Records 1958

Buddy Holly, "Baby, Won't You Come Out Tonight, "Various: Big Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 3", Presto

The Bookworms, Ditching, n/a, Titan Records 45, Background/ambient 

Darrel Higham and Jittery Jack, Should You Change Your Mind, Darrel Higham Meets Jittery Jack!, Foot Tapping 
Records, Record release party at Atwoods’ Tavern in Cambridge January 14 (early 4:00 PM show). 

Bobby Kent And The Kentones, Don't Go 'Way, Various: 50s Rockabilly Pioneers, Vol. 3, Master Classics Records, Bay-State Records 1959

Norman Moon, Blue Diddle, Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 10, Buffalo Bop, Background/ambient
Sean Young, Wiggle Walk, n/a, Witchcraft International 45,

Bill Perry, Hit the Nail on the Head, Various: The Rockin' Reed Recordings, Collector Records, Reed Records 1959

Clint Miller, Bertha Lou, n/a, ABC-Paramount, ABC-Paramount 1957

David Gates, You’ll Be My Baby, Various: Rock-A-Socka Hop!, Classic Records, Mala Records 1960

Dave Clowney, Shakin’, Various: Rock 'n' Roll with Piano, Vol. 5, Collector Records, Background/ambient

Johnny Dollar, My Gal Friday, Mr. Action Packed, Dragon Street Records, Unissued recording from 1958

Jerry Lee Lewis, Break Up, n/a, Sun Records 45, Sun Records 1958

Deke Dickerson and The Modern Sounds, Mexicali Rose, Live at Duff’s, Major Label Records

The Viceroys, Don't Let Go, Various: Desperate Rock and Roll, Vol. 4, Flame Records, E'den 1962

The Ragtime Wranglers, I Can't Stand It, Groove a Tune, Sonic Rendezvous, Background/ambient

The Doel Brothers, Don't Pretend Baby, Empty Pot Blue$, El Toro Records

Don Murphy, Mean Mama Blues, Various: Ice Cold, Buffalo Bop, Cosmopolitan Records 1962

Dale Hawkins, My Babe, n/a, Checker 45, Checker Records 1958

Howard Hebert and the Pleasure Seekers, Rockin’ Country Style, Various: Sweet Little Boppin’, Collector Records, Background/ambient

Glen Morris, I Got the Blues, Various: Hillbilly Jukebox, 4 Star, Liberty Bell Records 1957

Ray Pennington and His Western Rhythm Boys, My Steady Baby, Various: Great Rockers from Cincinnati, Collector Records, Lee Records 1958

Jackson Sloan and the Rhythmtones, Kickin’ Up the Dust, n/a, Cjaro Records 45

Sid King and His Five Strings, Purr, Kitty, Purr, Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight, Bear Family Records, Columbia Records 1956

Tooter Boatman, Beer Rock Pt. 2, Rockin' Tooter Boatman, Collector Records, Background/ambient

Paul Williams, Rock Socks, Paul Williams: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 2 1949-1952, Blue Moon Rhythm & Blues, Background/ambient

The Dozier Boys, Hey Jack, Various: Chess Rhythm & Roll, MCA,

The Five Keys, She's the Most, n/a, Capitol Records 45, Capitol Records 1956

Dolly Cooper, My Man, Various: Jiving Jamboree, Ace Records, Modern Records 1955

The Gone All Stars, Gee Gee Walk, n/a, Gone 45, Gone Records 1958

Al (Dr. Horse) Pittman and The Musical Jockeys, Crazy Beat, n/a, Clown Records (reissue),

The Three Of Us, Sugar Jump, Various: Transparent Rock Shake Rhythm, Still Records, Background/ambient

Freddie Hall and His Aces, Can’t This Be Mine, n/a, ABCO 45, ABCO Records 1956

Bobby Jackson, Oh Baby, n/a, Jan 45, Who knows? Anyone?

Edgar Blanchard, Lawdy Mama, Various: Desperate Rock and Roll, Vol. 17, Flame Records, Same.

Little Artie And The Pharohs, The Fox And The Hound, n/a, Cuca 45, Cuca Records 1963

The Orchids, One Mint Julep, Twistin' at the Roundtable with the Orchids, Roulette, Background/ambient

Coral Lee, Bobby Brown, The Weather Vane, Rhythm Bomb Records,

Donnie and Ronnie, Pure Love, Various: Greasy Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 13, Blakey Holdings, Associated Artists 1965

The Rumblers, I Don't Need You No More, n/a, Dot Records 45, Dot Records 1962

The Genteels, Take it Off, Various: The Champs--Tequila & Other Rockin' Bands, Goldenlane Records, Background/ambient

The Monzels, Sharkskin, Various: Surf-Age Nuggets, Rock Beat Records, Background/ambient

Jerry Cole & His Spacemen, Midnight Surfer, Various: Lost Legends of Surf Guitar 2: Point Panic, Sundazed, 1963

King Size Taylor & The Dominoes, Bad Boy, Various: Rockin' Race Jamboree 2015, Sleazy Records, Decca Records 1963?

Cal Danger, Teenage Girlie Blues, U.K. Rock ‘n’ Beat, Vol. 3, Smith and Co., Fontana Records 1962

The Nocturnes, Sticky, Various: Rare Surf, Vol. 2, AVI, Background/ambient

The Boogeymen, Domino, Unreleased Demo, N/A, Three-track home recording from the late '80s or early '90s. Boston's legendary Boogeymen!

The Sureshots, Turn My Back on You, Sure Hot, Tail Records,

Mark Robinson, Pretty Jane, Various: 1950s Rock N' Roll & Rockabilly Rare Masters, Rock-A-Billy Records, Tee Gee Records 1958

Shig and Buzz, Run, Double Diamonds, Mai Tai Records, Background/ambient 

Joe Clay, You Look That Good to Me, Get Hot Or Go Home: Vintage RCA Rockabilly '56-'59, Country Music Foundation Records, "Goodbye 2016. Happy New Year, Everyone!"