WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D


    Monday, January 31, 2011

    Peggy Lee

    Peggy Lee, as seen in LIFE magazine in 1948. Photo by Alan Grant.

    Stones Geek of the Week: It's All Over Now, live 1967

    Shakey sounding but amazing psych/soul version of It's All Over Now ca. 1967.

    Sunday, January 30, 2011

    Ichiban Webstream Updated

    We have over 12,000 songs in rotation!!  Listen Now.

    Baila Senorita

    T.V. Slim - Dancing Senorita (mp3)


    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    ROWE AMI 67

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Beer Drinkin' Music (MP3)

    Ray Sanders - Beer Drinkin' Music


    NOVEMBER 20, 1982

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Jungle 45 of the Week!


    Kenny Smith - Keep on Walkin' Baby

    Kenny Smith - Keep on Walkin' Baby

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "No Hug, No Kiss"

    Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "No Hug, No Kiss"

    The Renegades In The Bomb Shelter

    Vanda King In The Bomb Shelter

    Thanks to my sharp-eyed pal Jerry Renshaw for bringing atomic culture classic to my attention.

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Live Music Show On Network Awesome

    Here are some clips from The !!!! Beat TV show that I curated for Network Awesome!!  Otis Redding is hosting the show in clip # 1 because "Hoss" Allen had a little too much to drink.  Tune in for Barbara Lynn, Sam and Dave, Freddy King, Mighty Hannibal and more!

    Network Awesome also shows episodes of The Twilight Zone, Addams Family, The Thunderbirds and other Ichiban approved television every day.  Bookmark this site and check it often!


    Sunday, January 23, 2011

    Conway Twitty - "Hello Darlin'"

    Saturday, January 22, 2011


    You Be The DJ

    Ira Kaplan (DJ set mp3)

    1. Geno Lazni - Countdown 4-3-2-1
    2. Gregory Dee and the Avantis - Grind
    3. Jo Stafford - The Gentleman Is a Dope
    4. Soul Twisters - Soul Fever
    5. The Travelin' Troubadors - The Israelites
    6. back announce over:  Murmaids Band - Huntington Flats
    7. Babs Gonzales - Git to Dat
    8. Miller Sisters - Hippity Ha
    9. The Flower Children - Mini-Skirt Blues
    10. Ada Fay - Give Our Love a Chance
    11. The Love Generation - The Pill
    12. The Steinways - My Heart's Not in It Anymore
    13. back announce over: Tony Mottola - Tequila
    14. The Young World Singers - Ringo for President
    15. Jerry-O - Dance What 'Cha Wanna
    16. The Nightingales - Private Party
    17. The Kings - Elephant Walk
    18. The Moonglows - I've Been Your Dog (Ever Since I've Been Your Man)
    19. The Avalons - Malanese
    20. back announce over:  Murmaids Band - Huntington Flats
    21. Vince Edwards - Squeelin' Parrot (Twist)
    22. Jack Harris and the Arabians - Dog Wild
    23. Carolyn Crawford - I'll Come Running
    24. Otis Williams and His Charms - Panic
    25. Barbara Banks - River of Tears
    26. back announce over: Enoch Light - Puppet Man
    27. The Beatniks - Hey a Go Go
    28. Dirty Filthy Mud - Forest of Black
    29. The Orlons - Envy (in My Eyes)
    30. Four Plaid Throats - The Message
    31. Skip Stanley - Satellite Baby
    32. Sid King and the Five Strings - Sag, Drag, and Fall
    33. Jeani Mack - Super Duper
    34. Bumps Myers - I'm Clappin' and Shoutin'
    35. The Dream Team - I'm Not Satisfied
    36. Gene Sulliavan - Please Pass the Biscuits
    37. back announce over : The Surfsiders - Help Me Rhonda

    If you're like us and can't get enough of Ira, go to the WFMU archives now!


    Friday, January 21, 2011

    That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome

    Cal Smith - That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome

    Cal Smith, rhythm guitar player for Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours for much of the 1960s, nailed the Ray Price sound on this morbidly delightful 1971 effort.

    From the LIFE archives: Dootone Records president Walter "Dootsie" Williams stands in front of the building that houses his label at 9514 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles Google map

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    Some Summery Scopitones

    For all you cold people.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Fool's Paradise With Rex

    A Saturday afternoon tradition.

    Video by Greg Harrison



    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    Otis Redding - Love Man - Promo

    side 1
    That's a Good Idea (45)
    Free Me

    side 2
    (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher
    I'll Let Nothing Separate Us


    Saturday, January 15, 2011

    Do Twist!!

    Rod McKuen - Celebrity Twist (mp3)


    Million Dollar Music

    via Nick.

    # 1

    The Real Don Steele

    KISN - Portland, Oregon - July, 1964 (aircheck mp3)


    Friday, January 14, 2011

    Name It And Claim It

    King Louie And The Loose Diamonds - Gypsy Switch (Exploding Hearts - Shattered) mp3



    Align Center

    Thursday, January 13, 2011

    Pedro The Hot Tamale Man (MP3)

    Leon Payne - Pedro The Hot Tamale Man (2:39)

    We Love Mickey!

    Teresa Brewer and Mickey Mantle - I Love Mickey

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011

    Cat-Women Of The Moon

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    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    We're # 1!

    Thanks to everyone for voting us # 1 "Greatest Hits station in new platforms"!!  And thanks to Radio-Info.  Check out the other winners Here.


    Now, let us stand and sing the Ichiban International Anthem.

    Trashmen - Surfin' Bird (45)


    Snake Charmer 2


    Lee Dorsey - Ride Your Pony!


    Monday, January 10, 2011

    Snake Charmer (MP3)

    Puddle Jumpers - Snake Charmer (2:07)

    Saturday, January 8, 2011

    Bonus Music To Spazz By

    Tune in to WFMU tonight at 11:00 PM est when Dave the Spazz will be spinning one hour of party music.  Count down to January 9th in style! 



    Fool's Paradise With Rex

    Tune in today from 1 - 3 PM est for all the old noise.  91.1 FM or WFMU


    You Be The DJ

    Richard D - Rock Roll Soul (mp3)

    Slim Gaillard - (Atomic 216 1945) Jumpin' at the Record Shop
    Cecil Gant - (Gilt Edge 501 1944) I Wonder
    Joe Liggins & Honeydrippers - (Exclusive 207 1945) Honeydripper
    Gatemouth Moore - (King 4224 1947) East of the Sun
    Johnny Otis & Orchestra - (Excelsior 536 1948) Happy New Year Baby
    Peppermint Harris - (Sittin' In 568 1949) Fat Girl Boogie
    Louis Jordan - (Decca 23741 1947) Let the Good Times Roll
    Cecil Gant - (Bullet 250 1949) Nashville Jumps
    Big Charlie Bradix - (Blue Bonnet 153 1949) Boogie Like You Wanna
    Dossie Terry - (RCA Victor 4648 1949) When I Hit the Numbers

    Lester Williams - (Maxcys 5004 1949) I Know that Chick
    T Bone Walker - (Black & White 411 1946) Don't Leave Me Baby
    Louis Jordon & Tympani Five - (Decca 18818A 1946) Beware (Brother Beware)
                            (Decca 24155 1947) Look Out (Sister)
    Doc Pomus - (Savoy 5545 1947) Doc's Boogie
    Jimmy Baby Face Lewis - (Savoy 1948) I'm Wise to You Baby
    Cootie Williams - (Derby 784 1951) Beauty Parlor Gossip
    Roy Milton & Solid Senders - (Specialty 524 1948) I've Hand My Moments
    Roy Brown - (De Luxe 3212 1949) Rockin' At Midnight
    Doc Pomus - (Derby 712 1949) Kiss My Wrist

    Johnny Otis & Little Esther (Modern 20-748 1949) Mean Old Gal




    Friday, January 7, 2011

    Gear Bustin' Sort Of A Feller (MP3)

    Bobby Braddock - Gear Bustin' Sort Of A Feller (1:58)

    It's probably fair to say that Bobby Braddock experienced a great deal more success as a songwriter than as a singer. His songs have been recorded by a wide array of Nashville talents, including Marty Robbins, Tammy Wynette, George Jones (separately and together), Little Jimmy Dickens, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Paycheck, and Bill Anderson among many others.

    His two best known songs were both co-written with Curly Putman: He Stopped Loving Her Today, which features one of George Jones' most powerful vocal performances, which is really saying something, and D-I-V-O-R-C-E, one of Tammy Wynette's signature songs.

    When he came through Atlanta a few years back to promote his memoir about growing up in a sparsely populated central Florida in the years before Disney World came along (Down In Orbundale: A Songwriters Youth In Old Florida), I made sure to let him know his mostly forgotten trucking record was held in very high esteem in my house. Somehow, criminally, it never managed to hit the charts but give it a listen and see if you don't think Bobby was robbed. He was kind enough to sign my book "To Greg, A Gear Bustin' Sort Of A Feller."

    Thursday, January 6, 2011

    Beau Brummels

    Village Of The Giants

    Drive Me

    Stu Gardner - Drive Me (The Socker!)

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011


    Sunday, January 2, 2011


    Saturday, January 1, 2011