Saturday, December 5th, 1pm - 6pm
on with Rex
Join us as WFMU broadcasts live from the legendary Lakeside Lounge. Featuring Rex from Fool's Paradise, Dave The Spazz, Gaylord Fields, Debbie D, and Listener Greg G. PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS!
All assembled to celebrate the launch of WFMU's brand new Ichiban Rock and Soul Webstream and blog. The premier online destination for fun-lovers and thrill-seekers everywhere. radio live and in the flesh. Win fabulous prizes! See uninhibited women! Enjoy ! Authentic reproduction Jivaro shrunken heads will be given away to lucky attendees! Be there when broadcast history is made. That's Saturday December 5th from 1PM to 6PM at The Lakeside Lounge (162 Avenue B in Manhattan).
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, December 5th, 1pm - 6pm
Posted by Debbie D at 9:37 PM
Pig out on great music and adult beverages at the Lakeside Lounge this Saturday, at the official Ichiban launch party. More details here.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Posted by Kogar the Swinging Ape at 10:28 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
"Last Frontier Hotel. Las Vegas, Nevada. Thanksgiving. Las Vegas, Nev. -- Pretty Joan Manning didn't have the heart to kill this turkey at the Last Frontier Village so she decided to make a pet of it and eat hamburger for Thanksgiving." Via the USC archives.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 5th for the Ichiban launch party. There will be 5 hours of DJ excitement as well as door prizes and celebrity guest appearances. You'll find all the details you need right here.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Be sure to check out our Aircheck section to hear great DJ's from the past. Here's one from WWOZ's Ernie K Doe that offers plenty of hits mixed with words of wisdom from the Emperor Of The Universe.
Burn K Doe Burn!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Bobby Patterson - Don't Be So Mean (45)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
WFMU's 24-hour Marathon starts TONIGHT, Tuesday Nov 17th at 7pm and runs until Wednesday November 18th at 7pm. Help us raise enough money in 24 hours to stay on the air through the winter months. Our coffers are empty thanks to the combined evil forces of the recession, and falling well short of our Marathon goal last March. We hope you can help us out with a year-end donation! Check out our new fall swag and make a pledge right here or by using the brochure that is soon to arrive in your mailbox. Be sure to tune in for on-air prize giveaways, co-host madness, surprises, and more!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Postmarked July 1st, 1933, Honolulu, and sent to Mr. Edward Bragg, of 949 Oak Street, Atlanta, Ga.
The message: So Good Bye (signed) Beth
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
You are cordially invited to the WFMU Ichiban launch party! Join us Saturday, December 5th from 1-6 PM at the Lakeside Lounge in the East Village of Manhattan. DJ sets from Ichiban favorites, Rex and Dave the Spazz!! Plus, boss jocks Gaylord Fields and Debbie D!! AND all the way from Georgia, Greg "keep it country" G!!! Plus, special surprise guests and prizes!! Tune in online or in person. Free admission. Adults Only. Be There.
Nick And The Jaguars - Ichiban
Esquerita - Esquerita And The Voola
Seen here is the Safari Ride at the Pacific Ocean Park preview in 1958. Pictured are Vicki Lopez, and Bobby and Billy Hunter (really!) taking aim at a menacing fake gorilla. Via the USC Digital Library.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Ginny Millay - Jukebox On The Moon
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Rufus Thomas - Can Your Monkey Do The Dog?
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Grandpappy Gibson - The Monkey Likes To Boogie
Thursday, November 5, 2009
May 2, 1929 - November 5, 2005
Posted by Kogar the Swinging Ape at 7:30 AM
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Christie Burroughs - Swamp Guinea Legend
Launa Burroughs - Been To Swamp Guinea?
I sold this 45 to Mel Bergman for 20 bucks and a bunch of Phantom Surfers 45s. He was quoted offering 1000 dollars in the Incredibly Strange Music interview. Thanks to Devlin for the replacement disc!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Apollo Saturday Night was the first record I bought after moving to New York in the early 80s. I was on a Coasters kick after catching their act twice within a two week period. The first killer show was Richard Nader's Garden Party reunion in the fall of '81. The bill was Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, The Coasters, Lesley Gore, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Bo Diddley and Bobby Vee. This bill was as incredible as it sounds--each act better than the next. Even Bobby Vee didn't suck (Volare, baby!). Chuck was a spry 55 and he duckwalked, played piano and brought down the rafters. Little Anthony and the Imperials had matching moves and suits and Bo Diddley and Lesley Gore were stellar as well. Headliner Ricky Nelson was really good but I booed him because that's what I thought you were supposed to do when you saw him at the Garden. (I had also booed him a few weeks earlier at the Bridgeport Jai-Alai so this theory might not hold water.) I regret booing him both times especially since now I'm a big Ricky Nelson fan but hopefully I'll be able to explain things to Ozzy Nelson while he's kicking my ass down in hell.
The Coasters were pretty much the original line-up (or real close) so it was a total gas seeing my idols in person. Two weeks later they played a gig at the long defunct RT Fireflys down on Bleecker and Broadway. (It later turned into a crummy metal/grunge club in the 90s. Not sure which cellular phone store currently occupies this space.) The Coasters killed a small crowd of maybe 15 people. They did two sets with two completely different costume changes and hung out and chatted at the bar throughout the night. When I moved to my first shoebox-sized apartment on Thompson Street I bought this record at an overpriced record store in the West Village. At this point I had sold off every single (hippie) record for one dollar each so there was a point where Apollo Saturday Night was the only record that I owned. OK, that and a quad copy of Dark Side of the Moon which I held onto thinking that it would be worth something one day but as of 2009 that day still hasn't come.
The Coasters spent a lot of time on the visuals and gags in their stage act so unfortunately their brand of live insanity doesn't translate well on record. The crowd goes apeshit so you'll have to take their word for it. Much cooler is hearing a young Wilson Pickett singing lead for The Falcons or Otis Redding soiling a roomful of panties on what was his first trip to the Apollo. Listen closely for a swooning gal heckling him to "sing it pretty" while her friend answers Otis' musical question "where can my baby be?" by blurting out "right here!" This is a Japanese import and the copious and confused liner notes refer to the evening's emcee as "Ken Colburn" when in fact it's none other than Mr. Mashed Potato himself King Coleman holding down the fort. The Tom Dowd recording is a little dry considering that James Brown already mastered live recording over a year earlier at the same venue (with better results), but still, it's a swingin' document and until the unedited tapes or a time machine surface this will have to do. So download this whole mess, dim the lights and pop open a cheap beer because ladies and gentlemen, it is Star Time at the Apollo.
Recorded live at the Apollo Theatre in New York Saturday November 16, 1963
1. The Falcons - I Found A Love
2. The Falcons - Alabama Bound
3. Otis Redding - Pain In My Heart
4. Otis Redding - These Arms of Mine
5. Doris Troy - Misty
6. Doris Troy - Say Yeah
7. Rufus Thomas - Rockin' Chair
8. Rufus Thomas - Walking the Dog
9. The Coasters - T'ain't Nothin' To Me
10. The Coasters - Speedo's Back In Town
11. Ben E. King - Groovin'
12. Ben E. King - Don't Play That Song
13. Ben E. King - Stand By Me
14. Finale - What'd I Say
Sunday, November 1, 2009
This month's selection is by none other than Andre "Mr. Rhythm" Williams. Written during a 6 week stint in rehab, Sweets is the semi-autobiographical tale of pimps, gangs and drug running. For Adult Enthusiasts! Available from Kicks Books. A Pop quiz will be given during Rex's Saturday afternoon excursion to nowhere.