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    Friday, September 30, 2011

    Ray Charles




    Letterheady

    Country Music Week


    Miss Billie Rae & The Virginians - Only Mama That'll Walk The Line (mp3)

    Answer to Waylon Jennings - Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line

    Produced by Sid Kleiner at the House Of Guitars in Califon, NJ


    See also Tom Hyatt - My Benny's Wearing Off

    Country Music Week

    Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming response to Country Music Week.  Here is the playlist for Hillbilly Music To Spazz By with special guest Greg G!!

    Listen Now

     

    THE STOOGE THE SONG
    BILL "ZEKIE" BROWNING WITH CHIMPANZEE  CREEPIN' AND CRAWLIN'  
    JANE LANE  MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO  
    CHRIS CHEROKEE  MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO  
    LLOYD BENTON AND THE COUNTRY FOUR  MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO  
    DAVE NICELY  MAKE A MONKEY OUT OF ME  
     
    BRENDA LEE  LITTLE JONAH (ROCK ON YOUR STEEL GUITAR)  
    LINDA CASSIDY  THE SHERIFF IS HUNTING ME A MAN  
    GEORGE JONES  PYRAMID OF CANS  
    WHITEY SHAFER  MY HOUSE IS YOUR HONKY TONK  
     
    LEFTY FRIZZELL  MY BABY IS A TRAMP  
    LYNN HENDRIX  BRANDED A TRAMP  
    DONNA FARGO  WHO'S BEEN SLEEING IN MY BED?  
    HANK WILLIAMS, JR.  MENTAL REVENGE  
    ABBIE GAYE WITH KEN AND MEL  I'VE GOT A POLECAT BY THE TAIL  
    LITTLE GARY DEE  MY DADDY IS A PRISONER OF WAR  
    BOB NECAISE AND LIL' GARY D WITH THE SHO-MEN  MISTER, WHERE IS VIET NAM?  
     
    LOIS JANE  MOTHER PLEASE STAY HOME WITH ME  
    WARREN ROBB  A BETTER WAY TO DIE  
    TEX WILLIAMS  THE URN ON MANTEL  
    HANK MILLS  CRY ALL OVER THE PLACE  
    KENNY JOHNSON  BEER DRINKERS OF AMERICA UNITE  
     
    SANDI SCOTT  FIST CITY #2  
    JAY LEE WEBB  YOUR COW'S GONNA GET OUT  
    POLLY HUTT AND HER CRACKERS  WHY BUY THE COW  
    THE WILBURN BROTHERS  I'M GONNA TIE ONE ON TONIGHT  
    NITA EUBANKS  YOU AIN'T WOMAN ENOUGH  
     
    JIMMY DEAN AND THE TEXAS WILDCATS  FIND 'EM, FOOL 'EM AND LEAVE 'EM ALONE  
    HANK PENNY  CATCH 'EM YOUNG, TREAT 'EM ROUGH, TELL 'EM NOTHING  
    ARCH YANCY  FIND 'EM, FOOL 'EM  
    RAY PENNINGTON  THE COLD GREY LIGHT OF DAWN  
    RALPH EMERY  TWO MINUTES TO LIVE  
     
    BASIL MCLOUGHLIN AND THE HACKSAWS  TURN OFF WHAT MARIJUANA TURNED ON  
    SAM AND ANNIE TAYLOR  MARIJUANA GRAVE  
    BIG DADDY WHEELER  DOPEHEAD'S CONFESSION  
    FLO FONTANA  BOOZE IT UP  
    TOMMY BARNETT  THE BOTTLE AND THE GLASS  
     
    RAY PRICE  I'M NOT CRAZY YET  
    JERRY LEE LEWIS  HILLBILLY MUSIC  
    HANK PENNY  SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN  
    SHOTGUN RED  GET THE GRAVY HOT (IT'S GOING ON MY POTATOES)  
    PHIL LESTER   FLAVORIN' UP THE GRAVY  
     
       
    WALLACE HAYNES  NO VIET NAM IN HEAVEN  
    VERN "RED" SPEEKS  THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE  
    SHEB WOOLEY  THE LOVE-IN  
    BILL HINSON  THE BALLAD OF COLONEL SANDERS  
    DEB WOOD  TROUBLE IN TEEPEE  
     
    FARON YOUNG  LIVE FAST LOVE HARD DIE YOUNG  
    LITTLE JIMMY DEMPSEY  SPANISH FIREBALL  
    FAST EDDIE  HARLEY RIDIN' MAN  
    CHUCK BOWERS  PIG PEN BOOGIE  
    PHIL BOOKER AND THE SQUARENADERS  MACK THE KNIFE  
     
    HAWKSHAW HAWKINS  I WANNA BE HUGGED TO DEATH BY YOU  
    JEAN SHEPARD  JEOPARDY  
    TROY FERGUSEN  DADDY, DON'T SLAP MOMMY ANYMORE  

    Thursday, September 29, 2011

    1965 HAYRIDE



    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Country Music Week / Judy Lynn (MP3s)



    Here are two highly alluring instrumental tracks from Judy Lynn's 1965 United Artists LP titled The Judy Lynn Show. Both numbers are highly atypical selections for a country performer, but thoroughly enjoyable all the same due in no small part to the exotic sounds produced by Gene O'Neal, the band's pedal steel guitarist.

    Judy Lynn Show - Night Train (3:18)

    Judy Lynn Show - Baby Elephant Walk (3:08)

    COUNTRY and WESTERN


    The Dixie Fun Barn Gang

    Originating at WPDQ in Jacksonville, Fla., These folks performed on WAGA in Atlanta from September 1946 to December 1948. From there, they traveled to WQAM in Miami, then back to Atlanta on WGST from October 1949 to JAnuary 1950. Tommy Trent would subsequently join the Louisiana Hayride. Apologies to Tex Anderson and/or his descendants for the ink blot Partly obscuring his face... that's how I found it.
    (above information courtesy of Pickin' On Peachtree: A History


    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    Down And Out With Merle Haggard (MP3)



    Merle Haggard - Sidewalks Of Chicago (2:29)

    Hillbilly In The Whitehouse (MP3)



    Jeff Raymond - Hillbilly In The Whitehouse (2:44)

    Country Music Week

    The Professor Of Rock 'n' Roll, aka the Mighty Manfred Jones prefers the Bill Anderson version.

    Country Music Week

    Leona Williams - I Wonder Where I'll Find You Tonight

    Thanks, again, Andy Turner!

    Country Music Week

    Thanks, Andy Turner!

    RIP Johnnie Wright

    Rest In Peace Johnnie Wright.



    Johnny And Jack - Uncle John's Bongos (mp3)

    The First Mrs. Jones

    Porter Wagoner's The First Mrs. Jones is a perfect example of why he established a reputation for an artist who didn't shy away from intense topics. The song, written by Bill Anderson, is the story of a marriage gone bad and the resulting mayhem.

    Country Music Week

    Part 8 of the Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics tour documentary!


    Country Music Week


    Charlie Rich - A side
    Charlie Rich - B Side

    Thanks Jeff!

    JOHNNY BOND WITH JOE MAPHIS



    Louis Marshall Jones, Age 53


     An Opry star for twenty years, at this point he's still three years 
    away from his Hee Haw debut.

    In his secret identity, I think he kinda looks a bit like Redneck GReece.

    What do you think?

    Young Grandpa Jones and His Colleagues


    Like Captain Kangaroo and Walter Brennan, Grandpa was already playing an old man when he was still in his twenties, and eventually grew into the part. This songbook is from 1942, 27 years before he'd first step before the Hee Haw cameras.
     The Jamboree is still on the air after almost 79 years(!), though the last decade has seen some bumps in the road.




    Offhand, I don't recognize any of these folks except for Lew Childre, eventual Grand Ole Opry star and father of the noted fishing tackle magnate who shared his name.

    More information about the Jamboree can be found here, here, and here.

    Monday, September 26, 2011

    I LOVE GRANDPA!

    Seems like it's country music week around here...i just walked in from being on tour & am wiped out & sick as a dog but for many years this has always lifted my spirits this little number by Grandpa Jones & Ramona- I Don't Love Nobody

    Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum (MP3s)



    SIDE A

    Tex Ritter
    Loretta Lynn
    Nat Stuckey
    Buck Owens
    Charley Pride

    SIDE B
    Eddy Arnold
    Roy Acuff
    Hank Snow
    Charlie Walker
    Jimmy Newman

    Country Music Week

    Penny would like to remind you to tune in to Music To Spazz by this Thursday night from 9 PM - Midnight when Greg G returns for Whacked Out Country 45s Volume 4!  Click to listen to parts 3, 2 and 1!


    Songs you may hear on Thursday include:






    Lift Ring, Pull Open (MP3)



    Jim Ed Brown - Lift Ring Pull Open (2:55)

    That Jim Ed sure was a helpful dude. Here he's chiming in with directions, just in case you were too bombed to be able to figure out how to open a can of beer all by yourself.

    Saturday, September 24, 2011

    Country Music Week 1962



    As you already know, this is Country Music Week here on the Ichiban blog. Here are some promotional recordings for the big event made by some of the usual suspects and, perversely enough, some not-very-country acts like Connie Francis and the Kingston Trio, who were obviously striving for some crossover success. The 1961 promotional announcements were uploaded to Ichiban yesterday and can be found here.

    SIDE A
    Faron Young (:30)
    Connie Francis #1 (:23)
    Connie Francis #2 (:32)
    Connie Francis #3 (:37)
    Flatt & Scruggs (:26)
    Patsy Cline #1 (:26)
    Patsy Cline #2 (:37)
    Patsy Cline #3 (:35)

    SIDE B
    Roy Acuff #1 (:36)
    Roy Acuff #2 (:35)
    Eddie Arnold #1 (:19)
    Eddie Arnold #2 (:35)
    Chet Atkins (:35)
    Kingston Trio (:29)
    Tommy Hunter (:37)
    Gordon Lightfoot (:24)
    Jim Reeves (:38)

    It's Joe Maphis Time!



    Joe Maphis - Under The Double Eagle (2:39)

    Country Music Week

    Hat tip to Todd Lucas

    WANDA JACKSON WITH JOE MAPHIS



    Friday, September 23, 2011

    She's All I Got (MP3)



    Conway Twitty - She's All I Got


    Here's Conway Twitty's 1972 version of She's All I Got, a huge hit a year earlier for Johnny Paycheck. Interestingly, Paycheck's version was a cover of pop singer Freddie North's original recording of the song, authored by Gary U.S. Bonds and Jerry Williams, known to you as Swamp Dogg.

    Thanks Edward Allen Schwalje

    Country Music Week



    Thanks William L Philyaw

    Country Music Week

    Thanks Redneck Greece

    Country Music Week 1961



    Yes, it's Country Music Week here at WFMU's Ichiban blog, so listen in and see what it's all about! The 1962 promotional spots for this holy week can be found here.

    SIDE A
    Roy Drusky (:23)
    George Hamilton (:24)
    Ferlin Husky (:27)
    Buck Owens (:29)
    Minnie Pearl (:29)
    Tex Ritter (:32)
    Faron Young (:30)

    SIDE B
    Roy Drusky (:29)
    Ferlin Husky (:29)
    Buck Owens (:30)
    Minnie Pearl (:28)
    Webb Pierce (:24)
    Tex Ritter (:30)
    Faron Young (:15)

    Country Music Week

    Thanks Fran Blanche

    The Buckaroos - Apple Jack

    Big Brother - I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle.

    Answer Song!!!

    Thanks, Listener James

    Country Music Week

    Recommended by Andy Turner

    Country Music Week

    Thanks to Rex for dropping this one in the suggestion box.

    Here I Am Drunk Again


    Ray Hudson and the Western Rhythmaires - Here I Am Drunk Again

    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics






    Go behind the scenes with Deke, Sugarballs and Cialas, The Rockabilly Gorilla!

    "Deke Dickerson and Chris "Sugarballs" Sprague prepare for their Fall 2011 Tour by recruiting a new bass player--a gorilla they found picking oranges for minimum wage. Through training and bribery, Grease Monkey The Rockabilly Gorilla becomes the new bass player for the band. This is the first installment in a tour diary documenting the exciting life on the road of rockabilly musician Deke Dickerson."


    You can catch their act at the Rodeo Bar in NYC this Saturday night at 9:30.  Free!

    Announcing Country Music Week On Ichiban!!

    Who Put the Ungh?


    The Treniers - Who Put the Ungh in the Mambo?

    Saturday, September 17, 2011

    SOLENOID SLIDE



    Monday, September 12, 2011

    Happy Birthday, George Jones



    George Jones - When The Wife Runs Off


    Today George Jones turns 80 and tomorrow he'll be celebrating this milestone onstage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

    Thursday, September 8, 2011

    Only 52 shopping days 'til Halloween!



    The_Spook!

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    WURLITZER WEDNESDAY EVENING EDITION



    Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    The Big O - Otis Redding


    Otis would have turned 70 this Friday.  I have always wondered what the world would be like if he was still with us.  Photo via the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame (also gone).

    William Bell - Tribute To A King

    Lattimore Brown - Otis Is Gone, Pt. 1

    Eddie Floyd - Big Bird 

    Otis Redding - The Happy Song (Dum-Dum) 

    This 1967 live show from the Stax/Volt tour in Norway has never been topped.

    Monday, September 5, 2011


    The Beas - Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    Radio On


    Tune in Saturday, September 3 from 1-3 PM when Rex welcomes Nick Tosches to Fool's Paradise on WFMU.  They will be discussing Nick's latest opus Save The Last Dance For Satan, out now from Kicks Books.

    Nick will be signing copies for the faithful on Friday, September 9th at 8 PM at the Jefferson Market Library in NYC.  FREE!

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