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    Sunday, January 31, 2010

    CRAZY CAKES


    Saturday, January 30, 2010

    Banjo Boys


    Here is Denmark's most exciting entertainment export for 1960:
    Jan & Kjeld delivering their rather unique interpretation of Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti." As a bonus, you also get their huge international smash hit: "Banjo Boy."
    Tutti Frutti

    Banjo Boy

    Ghost Riders In The Sky



    The Baja Marimba Band - Ghost Riders In The Sky (2:47)

    Andre Williams Book Blasts, NYC!

    Photo by Christy Kane.

    Get ready for 3 nights of Big Boss Action as Andre "Mr. Rhythm" Williams swings into town to read from his new book, Sweets!

    Round 1 - Feb. 4 Music To Spazz By on WFMU
    Tune in to Dave the Spazz from 8-11 PM when Andre and special guests drop by to spin "Greasy Chicken" and other Delights!

    Round 2 - Feb. 5 Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church
    Andre Williams & Nick Toschses read from Sweets.
    Lenny Kaye to Emcee
    10 PM $8
    131 E. 10th Street b/t 2ed and 3ed Ave.

    **Get there early or miss the literary event of the season.

    After party at the world famous Beauty Bar 231 W. 14th St. b/t 2nd & 3rd Ave.
    Andre joins Josh Styles' SMASHED! BLOCKED! dance party to spin 45s all nite long!
    Free

    Round 3 - Feb. 6 Saturday Night Fish Fry
    After-after party at the fabulous Tip-Top Bar and Grill in historic Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn!
    Andre to hold court at this all-out dance blast for our glittering illiterati! Andre will hawk and Hancock Sweets and other assorted ltd edition accoutrements, all available at this swingin' Saturday soiree. Do not miss! Special guests galore!!
    432 Franklin Ave b/t Madison & Putnam Brooklyn
    9 PM -?
    Admission free to anyone with the secret password (barnyard utterance from "Greasy Chicken"!)

    Pick It Up For Valentines Day! LTD edition SWEETS PERFUME!
    "Fragrance By Andre" Get transported to the mean streets of Sweetsville with SWEETS perfume. Badass half ounce bottle in badass gift box! Available only at the Tip Top.

    Special thanks to the Queen Of Kicksville, Miriam Linna for making all this magic happen. See you there!!

    Friday, January 29, 2010

    COIN-OP ELECTRA


    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    SANTA FE ALL THE WAY


    Bobby 'Blue' Bland

    Bobby Blue Bland - Call On Me (45)

    All Aboard!



    Ironing Board Sam performing Ray Charles' "Sticks & Stones" (intro by Noble Blackwell & Padre)

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    Priscilla Beaulieu Early '60s

    Muscle Beach, 1951


    September 1, 1951. Jackie Graham (left) and Malcolm Brenner ("Mr. California"). Via the USC Digital Library.

    PEDRO'S WEDNESDAY WEATHER FORECAST: CHILI TODAY, HOT TAMALE!


    SOUTH OF THE BORDER
    DILLON, SOUTH CAROLINA

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    Hey Mr. DJ

    Photo by Benny Joseph

    Mask Man & The Agents - Love Bandito (45)

    Sunday, January 24, 2010

    Two-Headed Mansfield!

    Saturday, January 23, 2010

    Fortune Teller


    Benny Spellman - Fortune Teller (45)

    Friday, January 22, 2010

    SWINGIN' SWAPPERS


    Thursday, January 21, 2010

    WHEN YOU'RE OUT OF SCHLITZ...





    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    Bus Drivin' Man


    Why do truck drivers get all the recognition? For once, let's hear it for the bus drivers.

    Spence Spencer - Bus Drivin' Man (2:18)

    And clearly, since we're already on the subject of buses, there will never be a better time to share a photo of the greatest bus graphics ever. Photo via copyranter.

    The Cameradio

    Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    TACO TUESDAY


    Monday, January 18, 2010

    Dee Mullins - The Continuing Story

    Dee Mullins - Guilt Box (45)

    Learn to Play the Ukelele!




    Here's Everything you need to learn how to play the Ukelele. As for the vocal technique, you're on your own...

    Ukelele Ike - That's My Weakness Now

    Sunday, January 17, 2010

    Snow Skiing!




    For more Kim Fowley awesomeness check out the two new LP/CD releases on Norton Records called ONE MAN'S GARBAGE and ANOTHER MAN'S GOLD!


    The_Rangers_-_Snow_Skiing






    Saturday, January 16, 2010

    New York World's Fair 1964-1965


    "First at the fair" - the gas industry's exhibit helped set the festive mood of the Fair with it's Carousel, Fun House, Puppet Show and the Festival Restaurant.

    SNOOZING SWITCHMAN


    Frank Gorshin As The Riddler


    The Riddler - The Riddler (45)

    Friday, January 15, 2010

    Nancy Sinatra - Come On Over

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    Gary Mitchell - Ichiban DJ Contest Winner!

    The Ichiban judges are happy to announce the grand prize winner of our You Be A DJ Contest! Put your hands together for Mr. Gary Mitchell!! He's got what it takes to be a Boss Ichiban Jock. Congratulations, Gary! You've earned a spot on our DJ Wall Of Fame, located on the right side of this page. Tune in Saturdays from 3-7 PM on 1430 WNAV in Annapolis, MD or the first Tuesday of each month from 8-11 PM on Top Shelf Oldies to hear more from Gary Mitchell, seen here with Cousin Brucie. You can also buy 45s from him in the back corner of the Metropolitan Pavilion during the annual WFMU record fair. Thanks to everyone for participating. Rock On.

    DJ Contest Winner - Gary Mitchell (mp3)

    EVEL KNIEVEL ICHIBAN !




    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Every Record Tells a Story...


    Some are just better storytellers than others...

    Sunnyland Slim - Layin' in My Cell Sleepin'

    Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    Harmon Bethea 1923 - 2009

    Mask Man & The Agents - The World Is A Cafeteria (45)

    Tune in to the Gaylord Fields program this Sunday from 5-7 PM when we will be Playing every Cap-Tans/Mask Man & The Agents record we can find in honor of Harmon Bethea aka The Mask Man. Mr. Bethea had the Big One last month in DC at the age of 86.

    Playlist

    TINY TRAIN TUESDAY


    Monday, January 11, 2010

    Jean Shepard


    Jean Shepard - Two Hoops & A Holler (45)

    You Be The DJ

    The Ichiban webstream will be down for some router maintenance tonight for an hour or so. Why not listen to one of our Guest DJ sets instead? The Richard D Swamp Pop mix will make you feel like you are are in New Orleans in the middle of September.

    Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

    1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
    4 ounces dark rum
    4 ounces passion fruit syrup
    Crushed ice
    Orange and/or lime slice
    1 Maraschino Cherry

    In a cocktail shaker, add lemon juice, rum, passion fruit syrup, and crushed ice; shake vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes and then strain into a tall glass or hurricane glass.

    Garnish with an orange and/or lime slices and a maraschino cherry.

    Makes 1 serving.

    Welcome To Los Angeles



    Nineteen-year-old Austrian actress Romy Schneider arrives at Los Angeles International Airport, January 26, 1958.

    Unlike most Los Angeles visitors, she was greeted by Iron Eyes Cody, who crowned her with an elaborate Indian headdress. Los Angeles Examiner, via the USC Digital Library.

    Saturday, January 9, 2010

    You're Soaking In It

    By special request from Ichiban listener Elisa comes this Fool's Paradise favorite from Jan Miner aka Madge with Keep Twisting! (45) Art by Daniel Clowes.

    Bonus side from Linda Laurie - Ambrose, Part 5 (45) Just Keep Walkin'!

    The Wild Tones - Shut Ups (45) Shut Up And Deal!

    Friday, January 8, 2010

    Elvis and the TV Set

    When I was at Graceland in 2000 I snapped this picture of the actual RCA TV set that Elvis ventilated when he saw fellow crooner Robert Goulet show up on a variety show. Turns out it's probably a phony. Reports at the time indicate that Elvis had the TV repaired and then gave it to his uncle Earl Pritchard who was the head grounds keeper at Graceland. What is real was Elvis' hatred for Goulet. Here's an excerpt from the Elvis Information Network interviewing Elvis insider Marty Lacker:


    EIN: Robert Goulet: there is a real myth about the Robert Goulet on TV incident. Can you set the record straight.


    ML: Elvis harbored some bad feelings about Goulet from back in the late 50's when he was in the army. Elvis' girlfriend Anita Wood was a singer and she did shows with Goulet and Buddy Hackett. Anita would often write Elvis in Germany and one time Goulet added a post script to one of them telling Elvis in a sly way that he was personally taking care of Anita. Elvis didn't like that and he never forgot so when he saw Goulet on TV, he shot the TV out.


    Polk Salad Annie


    Thursday, January 7, 2010

    CHARLES ADDAMS BIRTHDAY BEAT


    BORN THIS DAY IN THE YEAR 1912





    VIC MIZZY - ADDAMS FAMILY INCIDENTAL MUSIC

    Songs The A-Bones Taught Us

    Show Poster by Rotodesign

    Part 2 on WFMU's Beware Of The Blog

    Royal Teens - Sham Rock
    Hasil Adkins - Truly Ruly
    The Coasters - Little Egypt
    Heinz - Questions I Can't Answer
    Betty Dickson - Shanty Tramp
    Chuck Brooks - Spinnin' My Wheels
    Mackey Beers - That Jim
    The Sabres - Take Up The Slack Daddy-O
    Ole Miss Downbeats - Geraldine
    Bracey Everett - Lover's Curse
    Torquays - Stolen Moments
    The Sonics - Maintaining My Cool
    Gene Dunlap - Made In The Shade
    Bill Smith Combo - Tough
    Larry Williams - You Bug Me Baby
    Jack Donovan & The Knight Caps - Time Machine
    The Turbines - Wah-Hey
    Danny Dell & The Trends - Froggy
    The Premiers - Firewater
    Jerry Parsons & The Blue Jeans - Don't Need No Job
    Linda & The Epics - Gonna Be Loved
    The Ronettes - Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love?
    Benny Joy - Hey High School Baby
    Velvet Underground - Guess I'm Falling In Love
    Rudy Grayzell - Judy
    The Caps - Who The Heck
    Eddie Dugosh - One Mile
    Flamin' Groovies - In The USA
    The Seeds - It's A Hard Life
    Earl Vince & The Valiants - Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In

    The A-Bones' latest album, Not Now, made many WFMU top ten lists in 2009.

    Tuesday, January 5, 2010

    Swamp Guinea Fever Part 3

    Back in November, Ichiban hostess Debbie D posted both sides of an oddball local Georgia 45 by the daughters of the owner of a local fish camp type restaurant. The songs detailed the menu and locale of a long-gone eatery outside of Athens called the Swamp Guinea, which opened its doors in 1961 and went out of business in the early 80s. Then Devlin posted a 1973 Daily News article about a tornado that pummeled the vicinity of the restaurant and a reader followed up with an extensive comment about actually being at the Swamp Guinea when the tornado struck.

    So to keep the mania in motion, I dug through the archives of the University of Georgia student newspaper (The Red & Black) to unearth a 1966 Swamp Guinea restaurant review and a few old ads that do a good job conveying what kind of joint it was. The Swamp Guinea's ads can't always be trusted, though. For example, a 1967 ad (above right) that mentions the location as being 10 miles west of Athens, though it was really east of town. Hey, they were too busy fryin' fish to mess with proofreading!

    The restaurant featured down home favorites like fried fish (catfish, perch AND flounder!) as well as fried chicken, barbecued pork, ham and steaks, among other crowd-pleasers. But the food was not the only attraction. As we learn from the ads, the Swamp Guinea also offered patrons the opportunity to browse antiques, as well as enjoy miniature golf and a full-blown driving range!

    1972


    1981


    Lonzo & Oscar - Catfish Dinner (MP3, other than the topic this record has no connection to the restaurant)

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