WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Shake It! With the Fringe Factory at 8 tonite!

The Fringe Factory always has a full hour of shakin' action here at 8pm on Wednesdays on Rock'n'Soul Ichiban! Kicking it off are the Expressions with Return to Innocence from the new BFTG #10, we've also got the Deltonics, Blue & The Grey, Broken Jug, and brand new releases from the Routes and the Ar-Kaics! Ichiban at 8

Want more? Check out our archives!

Crayons to Perfume's Girls of the Week Patty & The Emblems and Mixed Up Shook Up Girls at 7!

Patty & The Emblems from Philly PA (well, at least Patty Russell!) are our Girls of the Week, in a show that can't decide yes or no! Crazy, Mixed Up Girls!

We've got The Ladybirds, Velvetones, Voilaine, Shangri-Las and may many more girls, tonite at 7 on the Ichiban Stream You can join us in the chat room by clicking the playlist and comments link as soon as I'm on the air!

Don't forget to check out our archive for even MORE girls!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dengue Fever

Baksey Cham Krong

There are several events coming up that celebrate the forgotten Rock 'n' Roll music from Cambodia.
This Saturday, join Gary Sullivan as he fills in for Rob W on WFMU.  Gary will be joined by the director of Don't Think I've Forgotten:  Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll.  Tune in from 6-9 PM.  See the film at Film Forum April 22-28.  Then, join us at Monty Hall on April 28 for an evening of music with Chom Nimol and members of Baksey Cham Krong.  Don't miss it!!

Cambodian Rocks!  (MP3s)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Everything's Fringe Factory, tonight at 8!

The Fringe Factory gang has garage and psych obscurities tonight at 8! Ichiban!

The Jaynettes sing of Spring on Crayons to Perfume! at 7

The girls have Spring Fever! They're singing about the Birds, and the Bees and the Flowers and the Trees! Catch them tonite on Ichiban!

Check out psych folk gal duo The Fire, on Garage Hangover!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WHIG OUT! at 8 while the Fringe Factory is on Vacation!

Whig Out! is filling in for the Fringe Factory while it's on vacation - same sounds you love, just a hair different!

Crayons to Perfume! Girls of the week are the AVENGERS GIRLS!! 7pm!

Actresses! Models! Go-Go Girls! Beauty Queens!

Did you know Linda Thorson was Canadian? or that Lada Edmund Jr. Hullabaloos wildest dancer also sang? or that Ann Margaret could get a little psychedelic?

The most famous girls do it all and more tonight! at 7pm tonight!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

R.I.P. Stan Freberg

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Pop Of Greenwich Village

1 Henry Burr: Rose Of Washington Square
2 The Village Stompers: The Bird Of Bleeker Street
3 Warren Galjour: Christopher Street
4 Curtis Knight: Down In The Village
5 Gordon Ramsey: Hurry Down To Bleecker
6 Caloogie: Bleecker Street
7 The Ames Brothers: Washington Square
8 Sonny Vincent: Washington Square Park Incident
9 The Beatles: Positively 4th Street
10 Valerie & Bobby Capers: West 4th Street
11 The "E" Types: 4th Street
12 Johnny Rivers: Positively 4th Street
13 unknown: McDougal Street Freakout
14 Billie Dearborn: MacDougal Street Blues
15 I, She & Me: McDougal Street
16 Elmer Bernstein: Greenwich Village Rumble
17 Jim & Jesse: Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman
18 Neljä Penniä: Washington Square
19 Miluše Voborníková a Petr Spálený Bílá Víla (Greenwich Village)
20 The Tradewinds: The Girl From Greenwich Village
21 Simon & Garfunkel: Bleecker Street
22 Jill Jones: 77 Bleeker St
23 The Village Stompers: Washington Square
24 Dave Brubeck Quartet: Autumn In Washington Square
25 Lenzberg's Riverside Orch.: Rose Of Washington Square
26 Aretha Franklin: Rose Of Washington Square
27 Exuma: The Bowery
28 Ferre Grignard: On The Bowery
29 Elmer Bernstein: MacDougal Street Special
30 Fred Neil: Bleecker And MacDougal
31 Mitch Miller & His Orch.: The Bowery Grenadiers
32 Uncle Dave Macon: I'll Never Go There Any More (The Bowery)
33 Willie Nile: The Day I Saw Bo Diddley In Washington Square
34 Mick Harvey: St. Mark's Place
35 Lou Reed: Sally Can't Dance
36 Thomas Newman: St. Mark's Place
37 Lou Reed: Halloween Parade
38 Tommy Scott & The Men Of The Long Journey: Good-Bye, Greenwich Village

Saturday, April 4, 2015


J.R. Williams

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Vigon's French R&B

"Vigon" immigrated to France from Morocco and adopted this stage name because in his younger days his little schoolmates teased him about his incorrect pronunciation of "vagon" (wagon). He made several rhythm & blues records including this particularly strong cover of Little Richard's Bama Lama Bama Loo. (Thanks to my friend Max for the tip !)

Here he is live in 1969 with his band Les Lemons, doing "The Spoiler".

[Footnote : This is remarkable since there was almost no soul/R&B "made in France." The exception that proves the rule is, of course, Nino Ferrer, born in Italy. Here he is rocking the Brussels train station.]

[Footnote : Original version of The Spoiler (I think) by Eddie Purrel.]

US version  Ed.

[Footnote : As a bonus, here's a Finnish band's version of Bama Lama.]

But was Little Richard annoyed by these copy-cats ? We have the official response. After performing the song himself, Richard unambiguously sets the record straight. In a hilarious, pre-rehearsed interview with Dick Clark, he states that he is "very grateful to know that my material is the type of material that the entertainers today would like to use."

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Fringe Factory 8pm tonite!

We've got wylde cover versions, unlikely songs, before they were famous, brand new Pow Wows, new King Khan & BBQ Show, plus fuzzy faves and wacky way-outs! Check us out on at 8 pm ET