WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D


    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    On Any Sunday

    Pace Magazine

    Friday, August 23, 2013

    The Guitar Sheik

    Get a load of this fantastic 1955 photo borrowed from the pages of Jet magazine.  Bobby Walker, in full sheik regalia, strolls the streets of Philadelphia serenading the lucky citizens with his guitar.  Photo by Gaston DeVigne.

    She's The Girl On The Billboard...

    Here's the answer song to the record posted by Debbie yesterday.

    Thursday, August 22, 2013

    By Request

    Del Reeves sings Girl On The Billboard

    Tuesday, August 20, 2013

    Louis Jordan For President!

    It's only 2013 and I'm already tired of hearing about the next Presidential election.  Now if Louis Jordan were in the race, things might be different.  Via the fantastic JET archives.

    Monday, August 19, 2013

    Take a trip to Monkey Jungle!

    "Recycled" Records listen to the mix, CLICK HERE.

    Track list:

    Ralph Smedley & the Breathers - Suffocate
    Ernie Freeman - Jamboree
    Duke Mitchell - The Lion
    The Spinners - Boomerang
    The Sandabs - Crab Louie
    Larry Verne - Tubby Tilly

    Saturday, August 17, 2013

    Surfing Hollow Days (1960)

    Sunday, August 11, 2013

    Who Is That Knocking?

    1 "Boodle It" Wiggins: Keep A Knockin' An You Can't Get In
    2 Rex Allen: Knock Knock Rattle
    3 Faye Adams: The Hammer (Keeps A Knockin')
    4 The El Dorados: At My Front Door
    5 Fletcher Henderson & His Orch.: Knock, Knock, Who's There
    6 Boys And Girls Together: Knock Knock
    7 Jimmy Work: Don't Knock (Just Come On In)
    8 Bob Dylan: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    9 Earl Scott: Stop You're Knocking
    10 Juanita Nixon: Stop Knockin'
    11 Paula Watson: Stop That Knockin' At My Heart
    12 Victor: Stop A Knockin' (courtesy Tom Taber)
    13 Eddie Hodges: I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
    14 The Sonics: Keep A' Knock'in
    15 Eileen Todd: Knock, Knock, Knockin'
    16 Aimi Stewart: Knock On Wood
    17 Ike & Tina Turner: A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)
    18 Randy Rudolph: I Kept A-Knocking
    19 Legendary Stardust Cowboy: Who's Knocking On My Door
    20 The Genies: Who's That Knocking
    21 The Genies: No More Knockin'
    22 Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five: Keep A-Knockin'
    23 Smiley Lewis: I Hear You Knocking
    24 Billy Adams: You Heard Me Knocking
    25 The Pastels: Don't Knock
    26 Pete Best Four: I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
    27 The Stereos: The Big Knock
    28 Half Japanese: Knock On Wood
    29 The Rolling Stones: Can't You Hear Me Knocking
    30 Billy Fury: Don't Knock Upon My Door
    31 Carol Fran: Knock Knock
    32 Carol Fran: I Quit My Knocking
    33 Conway Twitty: Knock Three Times
    34 Bernd Spier: Klopf Dreimal
    35 Grazina: I Ain't Gonna Knock On Your Door
    36 Harpers Bizarre: Knock On Wood
    37 Little Richard: Keep A Knockin'
    38 Pat Shannon: Knock Knock (Who's There)
    39 Nilsson & Cher: A Love Like Yours
    40 The Go-Betweens: Knock Knock
    41 The Green Beans: Knock On My Door (Tap On My Window)
    42 The Isley Brothers: I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
    43 The Orlons: Knock! Knock! (Who's There)
    44 The Primates: Knock On My Door
    45 Brent Dowe: Knock Three Times
    46 Death: Keep On Knockin
    47 The Humane Society: Knock, Knock


    Thursday, August 8, 2013

    Surf Crazy 1959

    Slippery When Wet 1958

    Bruce Brown shot 8mm films of surfers when he was stationed in Hawaii back in the 1950's.  After moving back to California, Dale Velzy gave him $5000 to shoot a 16mm film promoting the Velzy surf team.  Brown narrates and Bud Shank provides the soundtrack.  The goofy narration in these films is what makes it for me.

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    The Sandals

    The Endless Summer  (mp3s)

    Side 1:
    Theme From The Endless Summer
    Good Greeves

    Side 2:
    Out Front
    Wild As The Sea
    Jet Black
    Lonely Road

    August Is Bruce Brown Month

    Sunday, August 4, 2013

    Louis Armstrong

    Happy birthday to Louis Armstrong, born 112 years ago today (08/04/1901) in the world's most musical city, New Orleans.  In 1961, he worked with another musical genius, Duke Ellington, on the soundtrack for the film Paris Blues, which featured Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, Diahann Carroll and Joanne Woodward.  In addition to his soundtrack contributions, Armstrong appeared in the movie, playing a character, a trumpet player naturally, called Wild Man Moore.  Here's the song by that name from the soundtrack.

    Duke Ellington featuring Louis Armstrong  -  Wild Man Moore

    Photo: the Jet magazine archives.