Saturday, September 30, 2017

Easy Ed's Variety Hour--September 29 Broadcast

Hi, folks!

If you missed our last broadcast (September 29) you can find the free archive right here. On this show we feature brand new music from the Margraves, the Hula Girls, and Rocket J.; an incredible, never-before-broadcast home recording by the Hell Divers; news from last weekend's New England Shake-Up and the upcoming Ponderosa Stomp--stellar events, both; and new 45s acquired in recent travels--plus lots of classic rockabilly, hillbilly, R&B, and rock 'n' roll. 

As always, we greatly appreciate your listenership. If you like the show, let us know! You can send messages and requests to our Facebook page. We'll be back with a new show in two weeks. Thanks!

Here's what we played:

Jerry Lee Lewis “Drinkin' Wine Spodee-O-Dee” from Ferriday Fireball on Charly — Sun Records 1959 (?). Originally unissued.

Charlie Rich “Rebound” from n/a on Phillips International 45 — Phillips International 1958

The Sureshots “Don’t Treat Me This Way” from Sure Hot on Tail Records

Billy Match and the Starfires “I Want My Baby” from Various: The Florida Box on Be Sharp Records — Starday Records 1957

The Electras “High Voltage” from Various: Early Rockin’ Gold on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Maylon Humphries “Worried About You Baby” from Various: That’ll Flat Git It! Vol. 10 on Bear Family Records — Chess Records 1957 (originally unissued)

Macy Skipper “Quicksand Love” from n/a on Light 45 — Light Records 1958

B.B. Cunningham “Tantrum” from Various: Hot Rockin’ Music from Memphis on Stomper Time Records — Background/ambient

Kenny Loran “Top Man” from n/a on Capitol 45 — Capitol Records 1959

The Raiders “Hocus Pocus” from n/a on Andex 45 — Andex Records 1958

Eddie Clendening “That’s Alright” from Eddie Clendening Is The Rage of The Teen-Age! on Wormtone Records

Bob Luman “You Were the Cause of it All” from Bob Rocks on Bear Family Records — Originally unissued 1955 recording

John Burke “I.H. Boogie” from Various: Early Canadian Rockers, Vol 6 and 7 on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Hell Divers “Take It Easy Ellie” from n/a (home recording)

Johnny Horton “I'm Coming Home” from Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton (1956-1960) on Columbia Legacy — Columbia Records 1957

Don Helms “Big News” from Various: Nashville Steel Guitar on Starday Records — Background/ambient

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

The Dave and Deke Combo “I'm Gonna Tell” from There's Nothing Like an Old Hillbilly on Bucket-Lid Records —

Lefty Frizzell “You're Humbuggin' Me” from Lefty Frizzell: Life's Like Poetry on Bear Family Records — Columbia Records 1958

Red Prysock “Red Speaks” from The Best of Red Prysock on AVI — Background/ambient

Buddy and Claudia Griffin “I Got a Secret” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll Mamas, Vol. 2 on Popcorn Records — Chess Records 1955

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters “Rock and Roll Wedding” from Hank Ballard and the Midnighters: Dancin' and Twistin' on Ace Records — Federal Records 1955

Tiny Topsy and the Charms “Come on, Come on, Come On” from n/a on King 45 — King Records 1957

The Ernie Freeman Combo “Puddin'” from Raunchy on Black Tulip — Background/ambient

Sticks and Bricks “Kiss the Pretty Girl Twice” from n/a on Josie 45 — Josie Records 1958

Johnny Otis “Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!” from n/a on Dig 45 — Dig Records 1956

The Red Tops “Caravan” from n/a on Glodus Records ‎45 — Background/ambient

Wilbert Harrison “Broke” from n/a on DOC 45 — DOC Records 1962

Rudy Ray Moore “Step It Up and Go” from n/a on Federal 45 — Federal Records 1956

Larry Darnell “Ramblin' Man” from Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 2 on Past Perfect — Deluxe Records 1955(?)

Al Garis “That’s All” from n/a on Glodis 45 — Glodis Records 1961

Dave Hamilton and the Peppers “Donna’s Cha-Cha” from n/a — Background/ambient

The Hula Girls “Return of the Hawaiian Eye” from Jungle Beach Party on Atomic Recording Company

The Margraves “Primitive Beat” from Primitive Beat on Rhythm Bomb Records

The Carnations “Scorpion” from Various: Strictly Instrumental, Vol. 5 on Buffalo Bop — Tilt Records 1961

Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars “(Dance with The) Surfin' Band” from n/a on RCA 45 — RCA Records 1963

The G-Men “Raunchy Twist” from n/a on Groove Records 45 — Background/ambient

Eddie Walker and the Demons “Twistin’ Your Life Away” from n/a on Keet 45 — Keet Records 1963

George Darro “Southern Twist” from Various: Desperate Rock and Roll, Vol. 1 on Flame Records — Nationwide Records 1962

Angie and the Citations “I Wanna Dance” from Rockin' with Unknown Greats on Collector Records — Angela Records 1964

The Torquays “Escondido” from Various: Garpax Surf 'n' Drag on Ace Records — Background/ambient

Rocket J “Rocket Baby” from Rocket Baby on Squirrel-Tone 45

Bob and Lucille “What’s the Password” from n/a on Ditto Records 45 — Ditto Records 1959

The Collins Kids “Mercy” from The Rockinest on Bear Family — Columbia Records 1958

The Atlantics “Monkey Tree” from Various: Early Rockin’ Gold on Collector Records — Background/ambient

Larry O’Keefe “Rolling Stone” from Various: The Texas Box on Be Sharp Records — Pat-O-Rite Records 1959

Scotty Baker (with Darrel Higham “Girl I Need” from Lady Killer on El Toro Records —

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

Gene Vincent “Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me” from Gene Vincent: The Road Is Rocky on Bear Family — Capitol Records 1957

The Fugitives “On Trial” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — D-Town Records 1965

Wes Dakus the Club 93 Rebels “Creepy” from Various: Early Canadian Rockers, Vol 6 and 7 on Collector Records

Monday, September 11, 2017

Easy Ed's Variety Hour Sept. 8 + Primitive Sounds Sept. 20 + The New England Shake-Up!

Hey, folks!

If you missed the September 9 broadcast you can find the always-free archive MP3 right here. This episode features selections by Benny Joy, Warren Smith, Vince and the Sun Boppers, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, The Lucky Stars, Nolan Strong and the Diablos; a brand new release by The Retrobaits; and a preview of bands coming our way next week for The New England Shake-Up. The list of songs we played this time out appears at the bottom of this post. Read on, tune in, and dig in!

Local folks, you have two chances to see Big Sandy next week--at the Shake-Up (Saturday night) and at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge on September 19

This is going to be GREAT! Come on down to Brass Union in Somerville on September 20 for a super-special Rockabilly edition of Primitive Sounds. Easy Ed's Record Hop will be spinning with three top DJs from out of town:

James (Los Angeles)
El Dedo (Phoenix)
Skeets (Montreal)

All 45s
All Killer, no Filler!

Early (8:00 PM) start. No cover!

Brass Union has an excellent sound system, dance floor, table games, extensive beer and cocktail selection, and great food. See you there!

Brass Union
70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

Event flier by Mrs. Sludge.

The New England Shake-Up (September 22-24 in Sturbridge, MA) is almost here! Year five's band lineup features Sweden's Go Getters, The Barnshakers (Finland), Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, The Lucky Stars, Furious, Rockin' Lloyd Tripp,The Starjays, Lil' Mo and The Unholy 4, The 24th Street Wailers, and lots, lots more. A car show, dance classes, and fantastic DJs spinning records all weekend long. Easy Ed's Record Hop is excited to be on the bill for the fifth time.

Here's what we played on the September 8 show:

Billy Lee Riley “College Man” from Red Hot! The Best of Billy Lee Riley on AVI — Originally unissued/Sun Records 1957

The Sureshots “I Want to Be With You” from Sure Hot on Tail Records

Benny Joy “Bundle of Love” from Crash the Rockabilly Party on Ace Records — 1958 (originally unissued)

Ronnie Self “You're so Right for Me” from Various: Ain't I'm a Dog on Columbia Legacy — Columbia Records 1958

Vince and the Sun Boppers “It’s You” from Gone For Lovin” on Rhythm Bomb Records

Mike McAlister “I Don't Dig It” from Various: Rock 'n' Roll Orgy, Vol. 9 on Flesh Den — Hob Nob Records 1958

Alan Knight “Bertha Lou (Alternate Take)” from Various: The Songs of Johnny & Dorsey Burnette, Vol. 2 on Fury Records

Scott Engel with Count Dracula & the Boys “Good for Nothin'” from n/a on Orbit Records 45 — Orbit Records 1958

Mr. Big & The Littlemen “Something Else” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Background/ambient

Al Willis And the New Swingsters “She's My Little Baby” from Sock Beat Bop on Crazy Times Records

Warren Smith “I Like Your Kind of Love” from Warren Smith: Classic Recordings on Bear Family Records — Sun Records 1959 (originally unissued)

Janis Martin “Bang Bang” from The Female Elvis: Complete Recordings, 1956-60 on Bear Family Records — RCA Victor 1958

Barbara Tennant with the Hindle Butts Band “Rock, Baby, Rock” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Kudo Records 1958

Phil Baugh “Chattanooga” from Live Wire! on Sundazed — Background/ambient

Don Rader and The Five Stars “Rockin’ the Blues” from Various: The Michigan Box on Be Sharp Records — Strate 8 Records 1959

Al Terry “Watch Dog” from Hickory's Cajun Hillbilly on Ace Records — Hickory Records 1960

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “Draggen-it Boogie” from On the Go on No Hit Records — See him at the New England Shake-Up 9/22-9/24!

The Ragtime Wranglers “Red Rod Race” from 15 Smoking Tracks on Home Brew Records — Background/ambient

Moon Mullican “I Done It” from Moonshine Jamboree on Ace Records — King Records 1953

The Lucky Stars “Whose Hat Is That?” from Go to Town on Fate Records —  See them Sept. 22-24 at the New England Shake-Up in Sturbridge, MA.

Earl Bostic “Steamwhistle Jump” from The Earl Bostic Story 1945-55 3: Flamingo on Proper Records — Background/ambient

Mabel Scott “Catch ‘em Young” from Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll, Vol 1 on Past Perfect — Coral Records 1951

H-Bomb Ferguson “Work for My Baby” from Various: Hey DJ! Play Some R&B Jivers!, Vol. 1 on Helllo Dare! Records

Shirley Gunter and The Queens “Oop Shoop” from Various: R&B Confidential, Vol. 1 on Ace Records — Flair Records 1955

Mamie Bradley “Feel Like a Million” from n/a on Sue Records 45 — Sue Records 1958

Clyde McPhatter “Lover Please” from n/a on Mercury 45 — Mercury Records 1962

Lee Allen and His Band “Boppin’ at The Hop” from n/a on Ember 45 — Background/ambient

Nolan Strong and the Diablos “Mind Over Matter” from n/a on Fortune 45 — Fortune Records 1962

Joe Carl “Too Hot to Handle” from Too Hot to Handle — Zynn Records 1960

Joe Coldwell “Rowdy Mae Is Back” from Various: Chicken Shack Boogie, Vol. 7 on Play Back Records — M.C. Records 1959

Baby Jean “If You Wanna” from Various: Jump and Shout! on Crypt Records — Stacy Records 1963

Elliott Shavers and His Blazers “Thin Possum” from Thin Possum — Background/ambient

Eddie Clearwater “Hey Bernadine” from Various: Badass Rockers on Blues Town Records — Federal Records 1962

Noble "Thin Man" Watts “Hot Tamales” from n/a on Baton Records 45 — Baton Records 1959

Ted Jarrett “Let’s Twist Slow and Easy” from n/a on Spar 45 — Spar Records 1962

Googie Rene “The Slide, Part 2” from n/a on Rendezvous 45 — Background/ambient

Aki Aleong and the Nobles “Hiawatha” from Come Surf with Me on Vee Jay LP — Vee Jay Records 1963

Bob Luman “Boston Rocker” from Various: Record Hop Madness, Vol. 1 on RHM — Warner Brothers 1961

The Tidal Waves “Farmer John” from n/a on HBR Records 45 — HBR Records 1966

The Favourite Sons “That Drivin' Beat” from n/a on Mercury 45 (reissue) — Mercury Records 1966

The Rivies “You Know What I Like” from Various: Frantic Early Rock Instrumentals on Collector Records — Background/ambient

The Retrobaits “Heartache Comin’ Your Way” from Hey Mr. Bottle 45 on Western Star

Buddy Holly “Rock Around With Ollie Vee, November 1956 Version” from Hollybilly: Buddy Holly 1956: The Complete Recordings on El Toro Records — November 1956 Version

The Fireballs “Teekee” from The Fireballs on Ace Records — Background/ambient

The Barnshakers “Boppin' in Roswell” from Five Minutes To Live on Goofin —  See them Sept. 22-24 at the New England Shake-Up in Sturbridge, MA.

The Go Getters “Somebody's Been Rockin' My Boat” from Real Gone on Part Records —  See them Sept. 22-24 at the New England Shake-Up in Sturbridge, MA.

The 24th Street Wailers “Can't Fight It” from Where Evil Grows on Lmb Records —  See them Sept. 22-24 at the New England Shake-Up in Sturbridge, MA.

Link Wray & the Wraymen “Radar (Alternate Take)” from Slinky! The Epic Sessions, '58-'61 on Sundazed — Background/ambient