WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Crayons To Perfume! 7pm

The girls are at Ichiban every Wednesday at 7pm for Crayons to Perfume! and this week, host djgirlgroupgirl brings you some of her newest finds and favorites and plus you can win a copy of the new girl group compilation album HONEYBEAT! so tune in, and join in the conversation to win at on the Rock'n'Soul Ichiban stream - just look for the link for playlist and comments...and get ready to answer the skill testing question!!

Honeybeat features the eldest of the Franklin girls - Erma, and I don't Want No Mama's Boy - recorded during Erma's short sojourn at Epic Records, a stand out song for Erma, who for the most part liked to stick to fairly straight ahead material which was highly gospel influenced although she did have her contemporary favorites like Jackie Verdelle, Gladys Knight and Dionne Warwick - who all dabbled in adult contemporary soul. Heartbroken after finding out that her earliest musical experiences with Motown ended with her being no more than a demo singer, Erma learned to live in two worlds. Her father insisted she get a college education which she did, and had something to fall back on. Her degree came in handy after leaving the Lloyd Price Orchestra (where she sang after her contract with Epic ended) and then again when Shout records owner Bert Berns died suddenly, in the midst of her top 10 R&B hit with "Take Another Piece of My Heart". Never one to quit, Erma continued her day job and moonlighted at her fourth label, Brunswick while releasing "Her Name Is Erma" - one of my favorite albums of the 60's.

Today you'll hear Erma, and plenty of girls and girl groups from around the world, all from the 60's. 7pm Eastern, 4 Pacific Rock'n'Soul Ichiban!