WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Get Down, and Do The Do

"We gonna get down. We gonna do the do. I'm going to hit these motherfuckers."
-Dock Ellis, in a clubhouse speech to his teammates before a 1974 game against the Cincinnati Reds in which he plunked the first three batters he faced (Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Dan Driessen, for those of you keeping score at home).

Harvey Scales & the 7 Sounds - Get Down
Howlin' Wolf - Do The Do

Quotation taken from Dan Epstein's essential new baseball tome Big Hair and Plastic Grass .


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Greg G said...

Matt, thanks for the heads up on Big Hair And Plastic Grass. Poking around the BHAPG blog, I found an old Aqua Velvet commercial featuring Pete Rose (And Vic Tayback!) singing about the delights of smellin' good.

Greg G said...

Velvet.....Velva.....same thing right?

Matt Fiveash said...

Good God. A man wants to smell like a man! I vaguely remember this ad, actually. I remember Pete Rose's Grecian Formula commercials too, but I don't think he sang in those. Maybe his salary wasn't enough to pay off his gambling debts...

efd said...

Admittedly the music is not really of the Ichiban variety, but you may enjoy my interview/conversation with Dan on "regular" WFMU from last week: