|ROCKIN' ED'S - MYSTERY TRAIN WRECK ARCHIVE PAGE|
Rockin' Ed Pauli, born  and still lives in Cleveland OH area:
On my show you will hear all the styles of music that Top Shelf listeners
like to hear. Plus occasionally I dip back into the roots of Rock n Roll -
playing the Blues, Country and Gospel styles that influenced Elvis, Buddy
Holly, Little Richard, and the Beatles. I also play some later recordings
that capture the sound of the early rock era--including retro Rockabilly
and Roots music AKA Americana. I always try to play at least one Elvis
and or one Beatles recording. What you will not hear is overplayed hits,
Sha-Na-Na type of nostalgia or anything that you would hear on the
so-called OLDIES stations.
Being born in 1963, I missed the 50s and early 60s-- but caught on rather
quickly when Mom gave me all her old 45s which I quickly wore out. A
Neighbor also gave me boxes of 45s when I was about 8..these stacks
contained all the classic 45s from 1955-1967- Elvis, Beatles, SUN records,
etc. My grandfather had a large collection of 78s which contained all the
classic country records by Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Kitty Wells, Jimmie
Rodgers [the singing Brakeman] and his all time favorite Gene Autry. Later
on as I searched the radio dial, I discovered programs on small college stations
that played oldies equivelent to much of the material we play on TopShelf Oldies,
less hits and more rarties. I later began collecting these more obscure oldies,
especially the doo wop and rockabilly, but also the roots of rock n roll music.
I started playing guitar when I was about 10 or 11, I later sought out other
musicians who shared my love of this music and began playing both solo
and in small groups--mostly country, gospel, bluegrass and rockabilly.
Below are past shows you can listen to anytime you'd like.