WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Make with the Shake!! Tonight at 8pm!



Tonight at 8, fasten your wigs on tight as Make with the Shake with DJ Pat K returns for another episode of screaming soul, gritty garage, sizzling surf, and hipshaking r&b! It's guaranteed to curl your tips and split your ends! Click here to catch it LIVE tonight at 8pm EDT, or via the archive later on. Only on Ichiban!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Real Nitty Gritty -- People don't sing like they used to sing

People don't sing like they used to sing -- Join us for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00 on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN: savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records -- then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00
http://wfmu.org/playlists/RG

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Make with the Shake! Tonight at 8pm EDT



Tonight on Ichiban, the Make with the Shake jukebox is in full effect as DJ Pat K returns with another hour of 45rpm soul, r&b, & garage killers, including some favorite grips from the WFMU record fair! Stick a quarter into your computer, flip your shades down and CLICK HERE at 8pm EDT for the livestream, chat, archive, and ACTION!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Slooptime! with The Real Nitty Gritty tonight

Slooptime! Fresh new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00 on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN: savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records -- then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Whig Out! with Nuggets Night!!


Tonite! The Whig Out! spotlights Nuggets Night - a two night festival featuring all things NUGGETS in Portland Oregon. This year the festival is headed by Love Revisited featuring Johnny Echols. They put on a can't miss show, so if you're in Portland, you need to be there!!!! Also playing are Whig Out! favorites the Pynnacles and the Reverberations and many many more outtasite groups who dig into all your fave artyfacts from the psychedelic era! We talk to Nuggets Night creator and organizer Luke Strohata about the beginnings of the festival and it gives back to the Portland music community by donating proceeds to various local organizations - this year benefiting Queer Rock Camp for Kids ... what a great way to keep the Nuggets going in the next generation!! Tune in Sunday May 6th at 8pm (5 Pacific) right after The Real Nitty Gritty! and check out that amazing poster by Ichiban's own Vikki V of the Fringe Factory!!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Robert Gordon's Memphis Rent Party In Person!


Come out to Kings County Distillery on Thursday, May 17th for a book signing with the one and only Robert Gordon!!!  Jonathan Kane's February will also perform.

Memphis Rent Party will be available as well as the soundtrack!

Gaylord Fields' interview from April 22.

See you there!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Ichiban Invades Fool's Paradise With Rex!

 A good time was had by all at the WFMU record fair yesterday.  Thanks to Rex for letting us spin our scores on Fool's Paradise!  Come on down to 79 Franklin Street today for more fun and excitement.  Pro tip: don't miss the Numero Group pop-up shop across the street.

Relive the magic!


Rex, Debbie D, Pat K, Mellissa Jean

Thomas, Matt M, Nitty Gritty Tania
Debbie D

Rex, Pat K, DA the DJ, Andrew Sandavol

Rex and MJ

Polish food!

Thursday, April 26, 2018



Get dressed up and stomp your way over to Ichiban tonight at 8pm EDT as Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K returns for another edition of high-stepping hipshaking rock & soul! Pat K will be getting his last licks in before heading down to the WFMU 2018 Record Fair this weekend! Tune in, turn it up, and step lively to the shaking sounds! Click here for the livestream, playlist, chat, and archive!

And don't forget to tune into Fool's Paradise with Rex this Saturday from 1-3pm on WFMU to hear Pat K and a mess of other Ichibaners drop in and spin a few of their favorite finds as Rex broadcasts live from the record fair! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hasil Adkins - Leaves and Autumn Tape



Here is a tape of Hasil's music that I don't believe has ever been released before. And the few songs that have been released are different recordings. In fact, on one track you can hear rain falling in the background. I'm assuming all of these were recorded in Hasil's shack in West Virginia. I got this tape from his girlfriend about 3 or 4 years ago.

April was Hasil's death month and birth month, so it's a great time to listen to his music and think about what a fascinating life he led.

So sit back, eat some meat and maybe have an adult beverage or two. Listen to some "late night music," and celebrate the life and legacy of the World's Greatest Guitarist and One Man Band....

(now don't go bootlegging this, it's free to all. download it, throw it on your device and enjoy)

LEAVES_AND_AUTUMN_tape (listen/download)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Return of the Watusi -- The Real Nitty Gritty tonight on ICHIBAN

Return of the Watusi - Tune in for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00 on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN: all you can eat savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records -- then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00
http://wfmu.org/playlists/RG

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Memphis Rent Party with Robert Gordon!

Tune in to the Gaylord Fields show on Sunday, April 22ed for an interview with Robert Gordon!  NY book signing TBA.

Sam Phillips credit Ted Barron
The Best In Memphis has gone and released a book of mostly unpublished profiles of some of the characters that have defined the Memphis music scene.  From Furry Lewis to Jerry Lee Lewis, it's a peak into the chaos of life in a small southern town during the birth of rock 'n' soul and beyond.  It's a must for any self-respecting fan of Ichiban.


Check out some of the music mentioned in the book on Fat Possum Records!


And be sure to check out everything from Robert.  It Came From Memphis is a great place to start.  Don't miss the 3 CD set!

Other books

Big Star: Keep An Eye On The Sky liner notes

Paul Westerburg and Alex Chilten Credit Ted Barron


Ghosts Of Stax Past - Tapes recovered from the dumpster outside of Stax!!!

The Road To Memphis - An episode of Martin Scorsese's "The Blues"

All Day and All Night is available via Amazon Prime Video.

Very Extremely Dangerous, about Jerry McGill, Memphis' own personal outlaw is available to rent on Vudu.

Stranded In Canton

Johnny Cash's America

Shakespeare Was A Big George Jones Fan

Best Of Enemies




Bonus:  Dewey Phillips  WHBQ

Robert's tips for Clarksdale, Miss. and Memphis, Tenn.

Listen to the archive of Gaylord Fields' interview with Robert Gordon.


Hands Off!


Ladies, do you ever feel like your friend is trying to take your man from you? Tonight on Crayons to Perfume! the girls have the best advice for thwarting the thieves of hearts including stern warnings, dropping all your girlfriends, and in the case of Dee Dee Sharp - ignoring all advice and becoming the housebreaker herself! Breakers of hearts and homes better keep their hands off, today on Crayons to Perfume! 7pm Eastern, 4 Pacific right here on the Home of Rock'n'Soul, WFMU's Rock'n'Soul Ichiban!

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