Peggy Lee, as seen in LIFE magazine in 1948. Photo by Alan Grant.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Shakey sounding but amazing psych/soul version of It's All Over Now ca. 1967.
THIS CLIP SHOULD BE PLAYED LOUD.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
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T.V. Slim - Dancing Senorita (mp3)
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Thanks to my sharp-eyed pal Jerry Renshaw for bringing atomic culture classic to my attention.
Monday, January 24, 2011
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
Saturday, January 22, 2011
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
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.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
For all you cold people.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
A Saturday afternoon tradition.
Video by Greg Harrison
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
That's a Good Idea (45)
(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher
I'll Let Nothing Separate Us
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Rod McKuen - Celebrity Twist (mp3)
KISN - Portland, Oregon - July, 1964 (aircheck mp3)
Friday, January 14, 2011
King Louie And The Loose Diamonds - Gypsy Switch (Exploding Hearts - Shattered) mp3
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Watch now via archive.org.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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)
Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
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!
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
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."