WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Whig Out! today at 8pm

Today at 8pm, Ichiban's own Jon Von from the Atomic Jukebox and Poupee from Paris' experimental duo The Human Toys Whig Out! with hosts Richard Whig and Glynis djgirlgroupgirl for an hour of 60's punk and psych....tune in, hang out right here ... BYOB, Jon & Poupee provide cheese and salami.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

CATFIGHT!!!! One song, two girls - Who Wins?

It's a head to head battle of the bad ass babes tonight on Crayons to Perfume! djgirlgroupgirl will play two, and usually two dramatically different versions of the same song - and YOU decide which is the better version ... tune in at 7pm!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Whig Out! Sundays 8pm on Ichiban

End your Ichiban Sunday, and start your Whiggy week off wonderfully with Richard and Glynis, on the Whig Out! Every Sunday at 8pm we feature mid 60's sounds - today we'll hip your ears to the now sounds of rhythm & blues, garage, psych, folk-rock and the latest recordings from Janey & The Ravemen, The Freaks of Nature and the Jack Cades! You can find it all right here!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

MAKE WITH THE SHAKE Tonight at 8pm!

Make with the Shake returns tonight with another fashionable episode of 45rpm wildness for the "now" crowd! Tune into Ichiban for a collection of the finest soul, r&b, surf, & garage sounds to shake up your humdrum wardrobe and take your look to the next level. CLICK HERE for the livestream starting at 8pm EDT, chat, playlist, and archives!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Bump -- Tonight on The Real Nitty Gritty

The Bump -- Tune in to WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN at 7:00 for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty! Tonight we're spinning all savage R&B and sweaty soul, recorded live in the great outdoors -- then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tonight! Make with the Shake at 8pm!

Tonight at 8pm, turn it up and get as close to the sound as you can when DJ Pat K (pictured, 2nd from left) returns with another hipshaking hour of sweaty soul and gritty garage! Click here for the livestream, playlist, and chat! It's good for ya!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Death Powder, Cold Steel. The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00 on ICHIBAN

Death Powder, Cold Steel. Tune in for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00 on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN: savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records -- then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Make with the Shake!! Tonight at 8pm!

Tonight at 8, fasten your wigs on tight as Make with the Shake with DJ Pat K returns for another episode of screaming soul, gritty garage, sizzling surf, and hipshaking r&b! It's guaranteed to curl your tips and split your ends! Click here to catch it LIVE tonight at 8pm EDT, or via the archive later on. Only on Ichiban!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Real Nitty Gritty -- People don't sing like they used to sing

People don't sing like they used to sing -- Join us for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00 on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN: savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records -- then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Make with the Shake! Tonight at 8pm EDT

Tonight on Ichiban, the Make with the Shake jukebox is in full effect as DJ Pat K returns with another hour of 45rpm soul, r&b, & garage killers, including some favorite grips from the WFMU record fair! Stick a quarter into your computer, flip your shades down and CLICK HERE at 8pm EDT for the livestream, chat, archive, and ACTION!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Slooptime! with The Real Nitty Gritty tonight

Slooptime! Fresh new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00 on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN: savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records -- then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Whig Out! with Nuggets Night!!

Tonite! The Whig Out! spotlights Nuggets Night - a two night festival featuring all things NUGGETS in Portland Oregon. This year the festival is headed by Love Revisited featuring Johnny Echols. They put on a can't miss show, so if you're in Portland, you need to be there!!!! Also playing are Whig Out! favorites the Pynnacles and the Reverberations and many many more outtasite groups who dig into all your fave artyfacts from the psychedelic era! We talk to Nuggets Night creator and organizer Luke Strohata about the beginnings of the festival and it gives back to the Portland music community by donating proceeds to various local organizations - this year benefiting Queer Rock Camp for Kids ... what a great way to keep the Nuggets going in the next generation!! Tune in Sunday May 6th at 8pm (5 Pacific) right after The Real Nitty Gritty! and check out that amazing poster by Ichiban's own Vikki V of the Fringe Factory!!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Robert Gordon's Memphis Rent Party In Person!

Come out to Kings County Distillery on Thursday, May 17th for a book signing with the one and only Robert Gordon!!!  Jonathan Kane's February will also perform.

Memphis Rent Party will be available as well as the soundtrack!

Gaylord Fields' interview from April 22.

See you there!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Ichiban Invades Fool's Paradise With Rex!

 A good time was had by all at the WFMU record fair yesterday.  Thanks to Rex for letting us spin our scores on Fool's Paradise!  Come on down to 79 Franklin Street today for more fun and excitement.  Pro tip: don't miss the Numero Group pop-up shop across the street.

Relive the magic!

Rex, Debbie D, Pat K, Mellissa Jean

Thomas, Matt M, Nitty Gritty Tania
Debbie D

Rex, Pat K, DA the DJ, Andrew Sandavol

Rex and MJ

Polish food!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Get dressed up and stomp your way over to Ichiban tonight at 8pm EDT as Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K returns for another edition of high-stepping hipshaking rock & soul! Pat K will be getting his last licks in before heading down to the WFMU 2018 Record Fair this weekend! Tune in, turn it up, and step lively to the shaking sounds! Click here for the livestream, playlist, chat, and archive!

And don't forget to tune into Fool's Paradise with Rex this Saturday from 1-3pm on WFMU to hear Pat K and a mess of other Ichibaners drop in and spin a few of their favorite finds as Rex broadcasts live from the record fair! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hasil Adkins - Leaves and Autumn Tape

Here is a tape of Hasil's music that I don't believe has ever been released before. And the few songs that have been released are different recordings. In fact, on one track you can hear rain falling in the background. I'm assuming all of these were recorded in Hasil's shack in West Virginia. I got this tape from his girlfriend about 3 or 4 years ago.

April was Hasil's death month and birth month, so it's a great time to listen to his music and think about what a fascinating life he led.

So sit back, eat some meat and maybe have an adult beverage or two. Listen to some "late night music," and celebrate the life and legacy of the World's Greatest Guitarist and One Man Band....

(now don't go bootlegging this, it's free to all. download it, throw it on your device and enjoy)

LEAVES_AND_AUTUMN_tape (listen/download)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Return of the Watusi -- The Real Nitty Gritty tonight on ICHIBAN

Return of the Watusi - Tune in for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00 on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN: all you can eat savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records -- then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Memphis Rent Party with Robert Gordon!

Tune in to the Gaylord Fields show on Sunday, April 22ed for an interview with Robert Gordon!  NY book signing TBA.

Sam Phillips credit Ted Barron
The Best In Memphis has gone and released a book of mostly unpublished profiles of some of the characters that have defined the Memphis music scene.  From Furry Lewis to Jerry Lee Lewis, it's a peak into the chaos of life in a small southern town during the birth of rock 'n' soul and beyond.  It's a must for any self-respecting fan of Ichiban.

Check out some of the music mentioned in the book on Fat Possum Records!

And be sure to check out everything from Robert.  It Came From Memphis is a great place to start.  Don't miss the 3 CD set!

Other books

Big Star: Keep An Eye On The Sky liner notes

Paul Westerburg and Alex Chilten Credit Ted Barron

Ghosts Of Stax Past - Tapes recovered from the dumpster outside of Stax!!!

The Road To Memphis - An episode of Martin Scorsese's "The Blues"

All Day and All Night is available via Amazon Prime Video.

Very Extremely Dangerous, about Jerry McGill, Memphis' own personal outlaw is available to rent on Vudu.

Stranded In Canton

Johnny Cash's America

Shakespeare Was A Big George Jones Fan

Best Of Enemies

Bonus:  Dewey Phillips  WHBQ

Robert's tips for Clarksdale, Miss. and Memphis, Tenn.

Listen to the archive of Gaylord Fields' interview with Robert Gordon.

Hands Off!

Ladies, do you ever feel like your friend is trying to take your man from you? Tonight on Crayons to Perfume! the girls have the best advice for thwarting the thieves of hearts including stern warnings, dropping all your girlfriends, and in the case of Dee Dee Sharp - ignoring all advice and becoming the housebreaker herself! Breakers of hearts and homes better keep their hands off, today on Crayons to Perfume! 7pm Eastern, 4 Pacific right here on the Home of Rock'n'Soul, WFMU's Rock'n'Soul Ichiban!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Biff Bang Pow

Biff, Bang, POW — We’re back this evening with a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty at 7pm ET: savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records, then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Another Mar-V-Lus episode of MAKE WITH THE SHAKE, tonight at 8pm EDT!

Make with the Shake with DJ Pat K returns tonight at 8pm EDT for another episode of hip-swinging soul, garage, r&b, and all the other good weird wax you need to get through your Thursday night! Click HERE to tune into the livestream starting at 8pm, get in on the chat, see the playlist, and listen to the archive if you miss the live broadcast!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Big Hand, Little Hand: Get right down to The Real Nitty Gritty

Big Hand, Little Hand: Get down tonight with a new episode of  The Real Nitty Gritty at 7pm ET: savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records, then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Come on Home

Come on Home to The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7pm ET: savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotra  sh records, then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Friday, March 16, 2018

Dance Floor Essential!

Icky Renrut - Ho Ho

(Icky Renrut, of course, being Ike Turner's anagram-pseudonym. Turner used this name to record sides with the Steven label, while still under contract with Sun Records.)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tonight - "Make with the Shake" Marathon Madness week 2!

Tonight on Ichiban it's a certified 4-alarm swag avalanche as Make with the Shake returns for another week of marathon madness and giveaways! In addition to all the amazing marathon swag available to pledgers (including DJ Pat K's exclusive marathon premium disc "Oh God, It Hurts!: Agonizing Rock & Soul about Pain, Illness, and Affliction", pictured above), Pat will also be giving away some amazing wax from Norton Records, including a copy of Not Now by the A-Bones and the fantastic early r&b comp The Golden Groups: The Best of Norton Records, vol 1, and more! Pledges of $20 and more get entered to win the prizes, you gotta be in it to win it! Tune in tonight at 8pm EST for the fun, click here for the live stream, playlist, and chatboard, and CLICK HERE to get those pledges in! WFMU and Ichiban need your help!

"The Rooster", from Not Now by the A-Bones

"Jelly Bean" by The Dreamtones, from The Golden Groups: The Best of Norton Records , Vol. 1

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fringe Factory Feeds Your Head with it's Marathon Show #2!

The WFMU 2018 Marathon continues! Tonight at 8pm ET; The Fringe Factory Radio Show with DJ Vikki Vaden FEEDS YOUR HEAD and MESSES UP YOUR MIND with a special set of all GROOVY, all modern Garage & Psychedelic bands!
Tune in after Crayons to Perfume and help WFMU continue to support all the NOW bands and labels that it does by making a pledge via the widget at the top of tonight's playlist page at: or at! And don't forget to credit The Fringe Factory while you're at it!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Real Nitty Gritty!

Tonight at 7:00 The Real Nitty Gritty spins the round sounds and WFMU's 2018 Fundraising Marathon continues. Support the #1 and oldest freeform radio station in the nation by pledging your support during the show and you could win fabulous prizes from Norton Records
TONIGHT's GIVEAWAYS for your pledge of $20 or more:
*Wolf Call! Tall Cool Ones From The Vaults Of Golden Crest!
*Del Shannon ‎– Move It On Over
*Sand Surfin' (Border Town Rock N' Roll 1964-67)
+$20 donations to any Ichiban show or the Ichiban stream - you get access to the Do The Dirty Dog comp put together by the Queen of Ichiban DebbieD. with cover art by the wonderful Melissa Jean Gibson!

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

DJ Roulette Marathon Edition!

Be sure to tune in to DJ Roulette Sunday at 11 AM for a chance to win these fabulous prizes!!

Pledge $20 or more and we'll send you a Moondog magnet and a link to download my "Do The Dirty Dog" premium with 50+ songs about dogs with artwork by listener Melissa Jean!

I'll also be giving away these amazing prizes to 3 lucky pledgers!

Don't miss out!  Support your favorite radio station now!

Check out all the pledge levels and other swag over at Headquarters.

Thanks for supporting WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tonight: Make With The Shake, marathon giveaway edition!!

Some amazing prize giveaways on tonight's special marathon edition of Make With The Shake! Pat K will be giving away copies of the hot Norton 45 The Traveler by the mighty princes of Cleveland Archie & the Bunkers, a copy of the amazing new album Tally Ho! by the legendary Woggles, and an incredible comp of greasy soul guitar grooves on Sundazed entitled King Strings: King-Federal Guitar Grooves 1949-1962 featuring some amazing string-twisting workouts by the likes of Freddy King, Johnny Guitar Watson, and more! A pledge of $20 or more gets you in the running to win any of the goodies! Click here to listen to the livestream from 8-9pm EST, and check out some samples of the merchandise below:

Archie & the Bunkers, "The Traveler"

The Woggles, "Waiting for the Rain" from Tally Ho!

Texas Slim (John Lee Hooker), ":Stomp Boogie" from King Strings: King-Federal Guitar Grooves 1949-1962

Support Ichiban and pledge early, pledge often!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Fringe Factory Marathon Freakout!

The WFMU Marathon Madness continues with The Fringe Factory Radio Show at 8pm ET right after Crayons To Perfume! Get your pledges in now and get some killer swag while you're at it! Listen and donate via tonights playlist and be sure to comment at:

Crayons to Perfume! Girl Groups!

It's simply amazing how many women made records between 1960-1969, and it's even more astounding at how many of them that girl group lovers have never heard. Recently I came across a record I'd never heard even though it did receive some small success - The Cure. Known as Cindy Mann, Rosalie Mann and as how she came to my notice Smitty Williams - Rosalie was a singer and an entertainer who dabbled in comedy and appeared in many live variety shows around the US. Her Dr. Kildare send up single is a cash in novelty song of the best kind since it's turned into a girl group-ish number. Hear it today on Crayons to Perfume! along with an hour of girl groups, soul, and psychedelic sisters from the 60's - at 7pm. I'll be giving away very special girl grouprizes, Ichiban's Do The Dog compilation and Freak Meow-t - my Marathon Premium for 2018 - chock full of psychedelic sweeties and rarities! Tune in today, right here:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Pledge to What's Happening?!?! tonite at 7pm

Pledge to WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban!

Keep the rock 'n' soul on 24/7 365 days out of the year!

Tonite on What's Happening?!?! he welcomes your friend and mine Todd-o-phonic Todd! Hi-jinks and prizes galore with your pledge!

Pledge Today!

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Remains!

Make a pledge to DJ Roulette and you could win the Remains Live LP on Sundazed Music!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

WFMU Fundraising Marathon 2018 Tonight on THE REAL NITTY GRITTY!

Tonight at 7:00 The Real Nitty Gritty is helping to kick off WFMU's 2018 Fundraising Marathon! Between playing the rough and rowdy records you've come to expect, we'll attempt to entice you to support the #1 and oldest freeform radio station in the nation by offering trinkets and prizes.
TONIGHT's GIVEAWAYS for your pledge of $20 or more:
-It Came From Memphis_ by Robert Gordon
-The Chitlin' Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll_ by Preston Lauterbach
-WE'RE GONNA HAVE A PARTY!The Soul of Wand Records compilation from Sundazed Music
+$20 donations to any Ichiban show or the Ichiban stream - you get access to the Do The Dirty Dog compilation put together by the Queen of Ichiban Debbie D with cover art by the wonderful Melissa Jean Gibson

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Make with the Shake!! Tonight at 8pm EDT

Limber up those limbs and get ready for another edition of MAKE WITH THE SHAKE with DJ Pat K (pictured above left) tonight at 8pm EDT! It's another  hour of rock, soul, and r&b guaranteed to get your joints twisted and your hips shifted, only on Ichiban! Click here to tune in for the livestream, playlist, and chat!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Do The Dirty Dog!!

Art by Melissa Jean Gibson!

When you, dear listener, make a pledge to any WFMU Ichiban show during our 2018 fundraiser,  I will send you a link to this compilation when the fundraiser is over.  You will also have a better than average chance of winning a fabulous prize!!  More info over at Headquarters.

Thanks a million to Ichiban super friend, Melissa Jean, aka MJ for the fab Dirty Dog cover art!!

Over 50 tracks from The Beau Brummels, Wes Dakus, Otis Redding, Roy Brown, Hound Dogs, King Coleman, Jimmy McCracklin, Eddie Bo, Harmon Bethea, Mask Man & the Agents, Rufus Thomas, O.V. Wright, Sabastian & the House Rockers, Mighty Hannibal, John Lee Hooker, Hound Dog Taylor, The Dirtbombs, Mickey Lee Lane, Gene Vincent, Georgie Fame, Jackie Wilson, Roscoe Gordon, The Ventures, Great Gaylord, Jeannette Williams, James Brown, The Diablos + many more!!

Don't miss it!

Support Your Favorite Radio Station!!

Click the pledge now! button to pledge your support to your favorite Ichiban show!!

You'll have to scroll to the very bottom of the barrel to get to the Ichiban shows.

When you make a pledge to any Ichiban show, you will automatically get a link to my "Do The Dirty Dog" compilation, after the fundraiser ends.

Each show will be offering prizes that you could win when you pledge!

Pledge often!!

DJ Roulette

DA the DJ's Ichibunny Robot

The Real Nitty Gritty

Whig Out

Come To The Sunshine

Big Planet Noise

What's Happening?!?!

Crayons To Perfume

Fringe Factory

Make With The Shake

Thank you for supporting WFMU!

Joe Belock special Guest Set - Crayons to Perfume!

WFMU DJ Joe Belock of Three Chord Monte is djgirlgroupgirl's special guest today on Crayons to Perfume! Joe and I had a great time hanging out in Orlando at Hidden Volume's Field Trip South (pictured above, day two ... little sleep, lots of dancing and beer) where Joe told me about some of his fave girls - including one he first heard right here on Ichiban. Tune in today to hear Joe's girls, plus the girls singing about Joe! 7pm Ichiban!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Dance Floor Essential!

Florian Monday and His Mondos - Rip It, Rip It Up

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Where The Action Is!

Heads up, Ichibaners!  Our very own Andrew Sandoval from Come To The Sunshine fame is producing a fantastic show this June with Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith.  They hit New York on June 22ed, playing the Beacon Theater.  Tickets are on sale now.  Don't blow it.

Listen to an exclusive sneak peak with the Best Show's Tom Scharpling!

Here is the list of presale codes for presales that are going on NOW

6/1/18 Chandler, AZ-- Chandler Center for the Arts (presale is NOW)…
venue pw- CCPRE
ticketmaster pw- TMPRE

6/8/18 Stockton, CA-- Bob Hope Theatre (presale is 2/21)
Promoter pw- DAYDREAM
Venue pw- BELIEVER

6/9/18 Stateline, NV-- Harrahs Tahoe (presale is 2/21)
Facebook pw- TOTAL
Total Rewards pw- ESCAPE
Premium Ticketmaster pw- MONKEES

6/18/18 Toronto, Canada- Sony Centre (presale is NOW)
Promoter pw- THEMONKEES

6/21/18 Glenside, PA-- The Keswick Theatre (presale is 2/21)
Venue pw- MONKEES

6/22/18 New York, NY-- Beacon Theatre (presale is 2/21)
Live Nation pw- ANTHEM

Make with the Shake, tonight at 8pm EST!

Tonight at 8 pm eastern, Make with the Shake with DJ Pat K is back with another episode of electrifying soul, r&b and garage killers!  Click here to tune in and freak out with the livestream, playlist and comments!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Real Nitty Gritty Record Party - Live from Speak of the Devil, Lorain, OH

Tonight at 7:00 ET tune in to WFMU's Rock'n'Soul ICHIBAN for The Real Nitty Gritty record party recorded live at Speak of the Devil, Lorain, Ohio! We want to thank the staff and regulars so much for having us! All killer, no filler!