WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D


    Tuesday, December 31, 2013

    Happy New Year!

    Return To Malamondo


    Travis Wammack, Folk Rocker

    Travis Wammack - Tomorrow Night

    This catchy vocal folk-rocker is the flip of the instrumental Stay, posted here the other day.


    Monday, December 30, 2013

    Travis Wammack

    Travis Wammack  -  Stay

    Thursday, December 26, 2013

    Vocal Group 45 of the Week


    Wednesday, December 25, 2013

    Where I'd Like To Have Spent Christmas Forty-Seven Years Ago

    The Imperial Hotel at 355 Peachtree Street in Atlanta was home to a succession of nightclubs in the old days, and my fellow Ichiban stalwart Greg G has shared many great ads for them in the past, both here and at his invaluable Atlanta Time Machine site. But to the best of my knowledge, he doesn't have this particular one!

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

    Tijuana Christmas

    The Border Brass  -  Tijuana Christmas  (1:59)

    The Border Brass was just one of many Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass knock-offs that helped feed the world's insatiable appetite for faux Latin easy listening instrumentals back in the late 1960s. 

    Monday, December 23, 2013

    Lionel Hampton - Hep Santa Claus

    Via the Jet magazine archives (December, 1957).

    Sunday, December 22, 2013

    Santa's Movin' On

    Happy Magic Christmas

    Leonard Clark and Land Of Sky Boys - Happy Magic Christmas  (Thanks to Greg O)

    Friday, December 13, 2013

    There's A UFO Up There

    Travis Wammack - There's A UFO Up There

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    Chinky Grimes & Jimmy Rushing come to Brooklyn, 1955

    Jimmy Rushing  -  Lotsa Poppa  (2:35)

    Photo via the Jet magazine archives.

    Saturday, December 7, 2013

    Ruth Brown Beat Down

    If you're fortunate enough to have a pair of lucky lips, you're probably safe from Ruth Brown's ferocious fists of fury.

    Via the Jet magazine archives, 1954.

    Thursday, December 5, 2013

    Louie Louie

    Travis Wammack - Louie Louie

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    Let's Go To Strollsville

     Boots Brown & The Blockbusters  -  Let's Go To Strollsville  (2:20)

    1962 – The Sandy Springs High Class of ‘62 dances at the Marietta Country Club, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's photo Tumblr.  The original caption?  "Those of the Charleston era puzzled? This is ‘The Stroll."

    Thunder Road


    December Is Travis Wammack Month!