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    Thursday, August 30, 2012

    Lee Dorsey - Working In The Coal Mine


    Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Allen Toussaint - "What Do You Want The Girl To Do" Live at KPLU

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    Tassel Twirler Tuesday!


    Orbit_Bound!

    Allen Toussaint Month

    Monday, August 27, 2012

    The Spaghetti West - This Weekend @ Fool's Paradise Twin

    FP_TWIN_DRIVE-IN copy 2

    10,000 WAYS TO DIE !
    THREE CLASSIC ITALIAN WESTERNS !!
    DUCK YOU SUCKERS !!!

    THIS WEEKEND !!

    FIRST...


    SLAUGHTER IN THE SNOW !!
    PSYCHO GUNSLINGER GETS AWAY WITH MURDER !!

    KLAUS KINSKI
    JEAN-LOUIS TRINTIGNANT

    IN

    THE GREAT SILENCE
    (a.k.a. Il Grande Silenzio)

    (1968, dir. by Sergio Corbucci)


    THEN...

    UNDEAD GUNSLINGER SEEKS REVENGE !!

    ANTHONY STEFFEN

    IN

    DJANGO THE BASTARD
    (a.k.a. Django Il Bastardo)

    (1969, dir. by Sergio Garonne)


    FINALLY...


    THE GUNMAN WHO KILLED FIVE MADE ONE MISTAKE...
    HE SHOULD HAVE KILLED SIX !

    LEE VAN CLEEF
    JOHN PHILIP LAW

    IN

    DEATH RIDES A HORSE
    (a.k.a. Da Uomo A Uomo)

    (1967, dir. by Giulio Petroni)


    FULL SERVICE SNACK BAR
    featuring
    Tasty Corndogs ! Refreshing Beverages ! Savory BBQ !
    and 
    - for this engagement only  - 
    BUFFALO JERKY !!

    *No Outside Food Or Drink*

    PROGRAM BEGINS AT DUSK
    ONLY THOSE OVER 17 ADMITTED • LEGIBLE PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED 
      
    THE FOOL'S PARADISE TWIN ACCEPTS
    JAMES BROWN BLACK & BROWN STAMPS
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    Saturday, August 25, 2012

    Funky Crimes - All the Way Down

    March Wind - All the Way Down

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    Willie West Fairchild



    Millard Leon West, better known as Willie West, was born in a speck of a town called Raceland that sits an hour drive southwest of New Orleans. West later moved to New Orleans where he cut his teeth recording 45s for fledgling labels such as Frisco and a chance encounter with Allen Toussaint landed him a contract with his Deesu imprint.

    As the Meters saw their popularity soaring as the sixties turned to the seventies,Toussaint and his partner Marshall Sehorn called West back into the studio. The result is the subdued funky "Fairchild" featuring Toussaint experimenting with an acoustic guitar, something regularly heard in this same period with his Lee Dorsey and Eldridge Holmes arrangements.

    The song almost certainly features most, if not all of the Meters as they were the Toussaint/Sehorn house band at the time.

    In recent years, Willie West has found his way back into the recording studio with Finland's Timmion Records with quite notable results such as "The Devil Gives Me Everything Except What I Need." He's also returned to the stage with last years performance at Dig Deeper and a spot at New Orlean's Ponderosa Stomp.

    Willie West Fairchild MP3

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Ichiban Programming Notes From The Editor


    JD Rampage @ Fool's Paradise Twin - This Weekend !

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    THE STARK BRUTAL TRUTH ABOUT TODAY'S LOST GENERATION !
    TOO YOUNG TO KNOW BETTER - TOO TOUGH TO CARE !!
    JUVENILE DELINQUENTS TAKE OVER !!!

    THIS WEEKEND !!

    FIRST...


    ANYTHING GOES IN GIRLS TOWN !!
    THE LAST STOP ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE !!

    MAMIE VAN DOREN
    MEL 'VELVET FOG' TORMÉ
    &
    PAUL ANKA
    in

    GIRLS TOWN
    (1959 dir. Charles Hass)

    THEN...

    MEGA-TEENS TAKE OVER THE TOWN !!
    HUGE DUCKS DO THE WATUSI !!
    MUSIC BY JACK NITZSCHE !!

    TOMMY KIRK
    JOHNNY 'RIFLEMAN' CRAWFORD
    &
    CALENDAR-DEFYING
    TONI 'HEY MICKEY' BASIL
    in

    VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS
    (1965 dir. Bert I. Gordon)

    FULL SERVICE SNACK BAR
    featuring
    Tasty Corndogs ! Refreshing Beverages ! Savory BBQ !


    *No Outside Food Or Drink*

    PROGRAM BEGINS AT DUSK
    ONLY THOSE OVER 17 ADMITTED • LEGIBLE PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED 
      
    THE FOOL'S PARADISE TWIN ACCEPTS
    JAMES BROWN BLACK & BROWN STAMPS
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    Comin' Up Fast



    Years before Johnny and Edgar Winter were Rock and Roll, Hoochie Kooing with Rick Derringer or taking the keytar to bold new heights, they were laying down fuzz-faced garage rock with Amos Boynton in Houston.

    A fantastic party record, "Comin' Up Fast" features loads of hooting and hollering as Johnny laments trying to fit in with the ladies as times change and dresses become shorter and shorter.

    Amos Boynton & the ABCs recorded a revamped version of the song with slightly different lyrics called "The Ballad Of Bertha Glutz" that went unreleased until it found its way to the excellent Acid Visions compilation in the eighties.


    The Great Believers Comin' Up Fast Part One

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Tassel Twirler Tuesday!


    Allen Toussaint Discography


    Toussaint - writer and arranger credits!!

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    Wattstax 40

    On August 20th, 1972, Stax Records held a concert in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the Watts riots. 



    Wattstax le concert de légende from Narmer Tantamani on Vimeo.

    Full size

    Saturday, August 18, 2012

    Funky Crimes - Super Dude!

    The Dapps (featuring Alfred Ellis) - The Rabbit Got the Gun

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

    The "IN" Sound for August 16th, 1966!!

    It's Day Two of our week (well, five days, anyway) of visits to the strange world of forty-six years ago, with noted NYC deejay Harry Harrison as our guide. Today he takes his cue from prominent Bartlesville, Oklahoma Explorer Scout John Clark (I can't find any evidence of him on the internet), who suggests he talk to Tommy Roe about his newest hit single, "Sweet Pea," which he then proceeds to do. Afterwards, he makes his pitch to join the U.S. Army, which really wasn't a wise move  that year. Be sure to tune in tomorrow, when Harry's guests will be... the Young Rascals!


    Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    Sir Graves Ghastly Tribute - This Weekend ! @ Fool's Paradise Twin

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    THIS WEEKEND !!
    The Fool's Paradise Twin 
    Pays Tribute To Detroit TV Horror Host



    Fear The Laugh of Sir Graves Ghastly!

    THIS WEEKEND !!
    TWO FILMS FIRST SEEN BY THE STOOGES, 
    LESTER BANGS AND OTHER INFLUENTIAL
    DETROIT MISCREANTS
    ON SIR GRAVES' SATURDAY BROADCASTS !

    FIRST...

    Candace Hilligoss
    in 
    CARNIVAL OF SOULS
    (1962, dir. Herk Harvey)

    THEN...

    Ray Dennis Steckler
    &
    Carolyn Brandt
    in

    The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?

    (1964, dir. Ray Dennis Steckler)




    FULL SERVICE SNACK BAR
    featuring
    Tasty Corndogs ! Refreshing Beverages ! Savory BBQ !


    *No Outside Food Or Drink*

    PROGRAM BEGINS AT DUSK
    ONLY THOSE OVER 17 ADMITTED • LEGIBLE PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED 
      
    THE FOOL'S PARADISE TWIN ACCEPTS
    JAMES BROWN BLACK & BROWN STAMPS
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    The "IN" Sound for August 15th, 1966!!


    Let's take a trip back to this very day forty-six years ago with Harry Harrison, when, on the recommendation of guest DJ Dave Brehm (RIP) of WGEZ in Beloit, WI, he plays us "Lost in My World," the latest single from the Outsiders, then has a chat with lead singer Sonny Geraci and lead guitarist Bill Bruno. Fair warning: no matter how convincing you find Harry's sales pitch, you definitely do not want to join the Army in late 1966! Trust me on this one.



    Thee Mighty Manfred's Jukebox Blasters!

    Manfred's Wurlitzer



    The mad professor is back with another rockin' DJ set!  Take a tour of Mighty Manfred's Wurlitzer.  (mp3) No quarters needed!

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    Allen Toussaint Month



    What Is Success?

    Monday, August 13, 2012

    R.I.P. Jody Ryder



    Sam & Dave - Jody Ryder Got Killed

    Previously, on BOTB.

    Star Revue!


    There are way too many great Allen Toussaint songs to really pick a favorite, but if I were forced to narrow it down to one, Warren Lee's - Star Revue might be it. This is also one of the greatest name-check songs of all time!

    Sunday, August 12, 2012

    Total Destruction To Your Mind



    Swamp Dogg will be appearing tonight at Lincoln Center!  6 PM.  Free!

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

    Allen Toussaint FAQ

    photo by Jacob Blickenstaff

    Via NYNO Records

    Share with us your favorite Jazz Fest memory.

    "One year, I don’t remember when, I wrote "It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye" to be performed at just that one show. I remembered how it felt the year before, so I wrote it. At the end of our set, we sang the song, and I remember that it was even more dear to me than when I had written it. When I sang it, it took on all of the feeling beyond just my ability to write a song - it took on the feeling of the moment of living it."

    What are your five favorite records in your personal collection?

    Vivaldi’s "Four Seasons"
    Andrea Bocelli's "The Aria Opera Album"
    Etta James' "At Last"
    Professor Longhair's "Tipitina" (the original)
    Michael McDonald's "What a Fool Believes"

    What is the title of your favorite song that you wrote?

    "In Your Love"

    What is your favorite song written by someone else?

    "Alone Again Naturally" by Gilbert O’Sullivan

    Do you have any advice to musicians and songwriters?

    Yes. Stick to your dream. Be about refining your art and skill daily.

    Where is the best place to eat in New Orleans?

    The Rib Room, The Grill Room and Commander’s Palace

    Where is the best place to catch live music in New Orleans?

    Snug Harbor

    When is the best time to visit New Orleans?

    Jazz Festival

    When is your birthday?

    January 14


    Funky Crimes - The Kick-Back


    Willie Tell & the Overtures - Kick-Back

    Dave the Spazz Presents


    Dan & Travis are back with Jazzed Up And Bonkers Pt. 2!!

    1. AL CASEY & THE KC-ETTES- "SURFIN' HOOTENANY"
    2. HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS- "THE FLOAT"
    3. ALIVN CASH- "KEEP ON DANCIN'"
    4. HUEY PIANO SMITH- "POPEYE"
    5. BOBBY MOORE'S RHYTHM ACES- "GO AHEAD AND BURN"
    6. RONNIE PEARSON- "SHE BOPS A LOT"
    7. BOBBY COMSTOCK- "I WANNA DO IT"
    8. DEE DEE SHARP- "DO THE BIRD"
    9. CONWAY TWITTY- "SHE'S MINE"
    10. THE APPALACHAINS- "BONY MARONIE"
    11. THE EXCITERS- "HE'S GOT THE POWER"
    12. IVAN- "REAL WILD CHILD"
    13. EDDIE COCHRAN- "SKINNY JIM"
    14. LITTLE RICHARD- "SHE KNOWS HOW TO ROCK"
    15. THE MCCOYS- "C'MON LET'S GO"
    16. CJ & THE CASUALS - "STUDY HALL"
    17. DALE HAWKINS- "DON'T TREAT ME THIS WAY"
    18. THE COASTERS- "YOUNG BLOOD"
    19. JAN DAVIS- "WATUSI ZOMBIE"
    20. ELVIS PRESLEY- "I WANNA BE FREE"
    21. SHEB WOOLEY- "WILD AND WOOLEY BIG UNRULY ME"
    22. ROUND ROBIN- "LAND OF 1,000 DANCES"
    23. THE ASTRONAUTS - "ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN"
    24. THE CORVELLES- "BABYSITTING"
    25. DORSEY BURNETTE- "IT'S LATE"

    Friday, August 10, 2012

    Ponderosa Stomp At Lincoln Center



    Saturday, August 11.  5-10 PM.  Lincoln Center.
    Sunday, August 12.  6-10 PM.  Be there!

    '50s 3-D x 3 @ Fool's Paradise Twin - This Weekend !

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    THE FUTURE OF MOVIES - HERE TODAY !
    MONSTERS LEAP FROM THE SCREEN...INTO YOUR CAR !!
    3 CLASSICS OF EYEBALL-BENDING WEIRDNESS !!!

    THIS WEEKEND !!
    IN
    3-D !!!

    FIRST...

    HUMANS TURNED INTO ZOMBIES !!
    IT WAS THE EISENHOWER ERA - NO ONE COULD TELL !!
    A TOWN TERRORIZED BY INTERGALACTIC HOODLUMS !!

    RICHARD CARLSON
    BARBARA RUSH
    RUSSELL 'THE PROFESSOR' JOHNSON
    in

    IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE
    (1953, dir. Jack Arnold)

    THEN...

    YOU'LL MELT FOR MARIE ANTOINETTE !!
    WATCH AS THE PROFESSOR AND IGOR 'SCULPT' ANOTHER VICTIM !!
    WHAT IS THE HORRIFYING TRUTH BEHIND THIS MACABRE MUSEUM ???

    VINCENT PRICE
    CAROLYN 'MORTICIA' JONES
    in
    HOUSE OF WAX
    (1953, dir. André De Toth)

    FINALLY...

    SPAWNED IN THE DARKEST AMAZON JUNGLE !!
    SEE THE PARADISE FROM WHICH NO MAN RETURNS !!
    WILL THE GILL-MAN GET THE GIRL ???

    RICHARD CARLSON
    JULIE ADAMS
    in

    CREATURE FROM 

    THE BLACK LAGOON
    (1954, dir. Jack Arnold)


    FULL SERVICE SNACK BAR
    featuring
    Tasty Corndogs ! Refreshing Beverages ! Savory BBQ !
    and 
    - for this engagement only -
    DEEP-FRIED DESSERT DEMENTIA !!
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    *No Outside Food Or Drink*


    PROGRAM BEGINS AT DUSK
    ONLY THOSE OVER 17 ADMITTED • LEGIBLE PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED 
      
    THE FOOL'S PARADISE TWIN ACCEPTS
    JAMES BROWN BLACK & BROWN STAMPS
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