Saturday, May 9, 2020

May 8 2020 Edition of Easy Ed's Variety Hour

Hi, folks!

Here's hoping all is well with you. We're continuing to broadcast "Easy Ed's Variety Hour," remotely, from Room 6, Lower Mezzanine 3, of the Easy Ed Record vault. (I have not tidied up down there since, well, .... Let's just say there will be no home studio photographs.) We did another show last night (May 8), and you can find the always free archive MP3 for this episode, and many others, on the Easy Ed Podbean page. Just click here.

I will be doing another live-spin event next weekend (details to come). Also, WMFO has started doing remote broadcasts, and I'm on the schedule for that. Assuming things work out I'll share the info here. 

In addition to the regular radio show I am working on a new interview podcast series called "Djs Talk DJing" and have been busy recording conversations with other DJs for that. It's going great so far. More details soon.

Sad news today about the passing of Little Richard. As you know I'm a huge fan, but only got to see him perform live one time (at the 2007 Greenbay Rockin' 50s Festival--Tony Wilkerson's summary provides lots of detail about the performers at that festival. There were three of these festivals, and I was fortunate to attend all of them.)

Thanks for listening, and stay safe. When this all over, let's have a big party, OK?

And stay in touch! I'd love to know about rockin' happenings and I welcome requests for future shows. You can email me at djeasyed@gmail or message me on Facebook.


Easy Ed

Here's what we played on May 8

Joy Gray by Chuck Howard/Various: Great Rockers from Cincinnati/Collector Records/ESV Records 1960

Don't Blame It on Me by Johnny Dollar/Mr. Action Packed/Dragon Street Records/Originally unissued

I Love You Baby by Andy Starr/Various: Alley Cat/Buffalo Bop/Arcade Records 1959

Let's Get It On by Hershel Almond with Al Good And His Band/Various: Rarest Rockabilly and Hillbilly Boogie/CD ALBUM/Ace Records/Ace Records 1959

Mean Little Mama by Roy Orbison/Roy Orbison: The Sun Years/CD ALBUM/Rhino Records/Sun Records 1957 (originally unissued)

Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On by The Rockin' Rebels/Wild Weekend/Album/Swan LP/

Treat Me Right by The Swags/The Swags//https:/*F

Hey Doll Baby by Pat Kelly with the Shamrocks/Various: Ultra Rare Rockin' & Boppin', Vol. 3/Chief Records/Jubilee Records 1958

Guitar Bass Boogie by Gary Vallet & the Vallets/Various: Strictly Instrumental/ Vol. 4/Buffalo Bop/

Hip Hip Baby by Dennis Herrold/Various: Cat Talk: The Best of Imperial Rockabilly/EMI/Imperial Records 1958

Sweet Little Stranger by Bobby Jay/Various: Imperial Rock & Roll Party/Lesley Records/Imperial Records 1959

My Babe by Ricky Nelson/Ricky Nelson/United Artists LP/Imperial Records 1958

Something I Said by Lew Williams/Various: Cat Talk: The Best of Imperial Rockabilly/EMI/Imperial Records 1956

Guybo by Eddie Cochran/Various: Red Hot Rockabilly/ Part 2/Disky/

Crazy Beat by Gene Vincent/The Crazy Beat of Gene Vincent/Capitol LP/Capitol Records 1963

Rhinoceros by Stan Robinson/n/a/Amy 45/Amy Records 1960

Gonna Have Myself a Ball by Lance Roberts/n/a/SINGLE/Decca/Decca Records 1959

Swanky by The Gentry Brothers/Various: Chicken Rock/Eagle Records/TIME: 8 w/2 ambient

King of the Bop by Dasta and the Smokin' Snakes/Get Wild or Get Gone/Wild Records/https:/

Right Now by Gray Montgomery/Various: Rockabilly Boys/Shimmy Records/Beagle Records 1962

Get with It by Charlie Feathers/Various: The Complete Meteor Rockabilly & Hillbilly Recordings/Ace Records/Meteor Records 1956

Chicksaw Chick by Art Gunn and the Playboys/Various: Rockin' Country Style/Collector Records/

Mind Your Own Business by Preacher Jack/Pictures from Life's Other Side/Cow Island Music/Cow Island Music 207

The Piano Thing by The Crew/Various: Rock 'n' Roll with Piano/ Vol. 4/Collector Records/

Hello Heartache by Ezra Lee/Cryin' at the Wheel/Cat-House Music/https:/

Larry Hart by I'm Just a Mender/Various: Boppin' Tonight/Ace Records/Goldband Records 1958

Frettin' Fingers by Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West/Flamin' Guitars/Bear Family/1955

Satellite Rock by Joe Tate And The Hi Fives/Various: That'll Flat Git It! Vol.  24/Bear Family/

Strollin' With Nolen by Jimmy Nolen/Various: Honky Tonk! The King & Federal R&B Instrumentals/Ace Records/

Cornbread and Cabbages by Joe Houston/Various: The R&B Years 1952/CD ALBUM/Boulevard Vintage/Boulevard Vintage

Sweet Lulu by The Lovenotes/Various: The Golden Groups/ Part 16: The Best of Rainbow Records/Relic LP/Riviera Records 1954

Great Big Hunk of Man by Jimmie Nelson/Various: Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock and Roll/ Vol 2/Past Perfect/Chess Records 1954

Miss You So by Tiny Topsy/Various: King Records Rhythm and Blues/King Records/Federal Records 1957

Wine-O by Jack McVea/Various: Jiving Jamboree 2/Ace Records/Combo Records 1954

The Groove by King Curtis/Various: Twist Party /Altantic 45 EP/TIME: 14/3 ambient

Posin' by Johnny Guitar Watson/n/a/King 45/King Records 1961

Ride in My 225 by Spyder Turner/n/a/SINGLE/Fortune 45/Fortune Records 1964

Give Me Love by The Cyclones/Various: Granpa's Gully Rock/ Vol. 3/Floridita Records/Festival Records 1959

Black Cherry by Spot Barnett/Various: Mighty Instrumentals R&B Style 1961 /Rhythm & Blues/TIME ambient

Annie Don't Love Me No More by The Hollywood Flames/Various: The Sue Records Story/EMI/Symbol Records 1965

Nothing But a Playboy by Lee Diamond/n/a/Lola 45/Lola Records  1962?

I Want' a Know by Chewing Gum And The Gum Wrappers//Ron 45 (reissue)/Ron Records 1968

Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow by The Rivingtons/Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow/Liberty LP/

Bustin' Surfboards by The Lively Ones/Hang Five!: The Best of the Lively Ones/CD ALBUM/Del-Fi/12 w 2 ambient

Sting Ray Stomp by The Sting Rays/n/a/Coin 45/Coin Records 1964

Movin' Baby by The Teemates/Jet Set Discotheque/ Vol. 4/Audio Fidelity/Audio Fidelity Records 1964

Keep on Dancing by Bobby Fuller/Bobby Fuller: El Paso Rock/ Vol. 1/Norton Records/

Wild Wave by The New Dimensions/Surf'n Bongos/Sutton/TIME: 8 w/2 ambient

My Girl by The Chancellors/n/a/Elite Special 45/Elite Special Records 1965

Little Woman by Ricky Morvan and the Fens/Various: 41 Years of Collector Records/Collector Records/Luna Records 1962

Twist at the Top by Howie Casey and the Seniors/Various: Desperate Rock and Roll/ Vol. 3/Flame Records /Fontana Records 1962

So What by Johnny Kidd and The Pirates/Johnny Kidd and the Pirates/CD ALBUM/JKCD/HMV 1961

Sabre Dance Boogie by Billy Vaughn/Greatest Boogie Woogie Hits/Dot Records/

2:45 by The Orchids/Various: Wild Guitar Rockers/Collector Records/TIME: 14.5 w/5 ambient

Dear John by Warren Smith/Uranium Rock/CD ALBUM/Bear Family/Sun Records 1957 (originally unissued)