WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

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The Best In Memphis has gone and released a book of mostly unpublished profiles of some of the characters that have defined the Memphis music scene.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!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Love Songs for Lovemakers!

3-2-1 Happy Valentines Day all you Lovers! LOVE SONG FOR LOVEMAKERS A special Fringe Factory Valentine's evening mix from DJ Vikki V airs at 8pm ET /5pm PT
Visit the playlist page at to listen live or stream or download the archive show after!

They'll Make Your Heart Go....

Lovers and want to be lovers, lovers of girls, lovers of boys - the girls have it all for you with this special Valentines edition of Crayons to Perfume! on Rock'n'Soul Ichiban! Today, making your heart go Dum Dum Ditty are of course the Shangri-Las, as well as the impassioned voices of The Sandpebbles, Gloria Jones and Donna Loren - then heating things up I've got Sandy Sarjeant and Bonnie St. Claire. Join djgirlgroupgirl for a great hour of girls 7-8pm - and you can find them right here:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Chicano 60s garage on the Whig Out Sunday 18 February

This Sunday 18 February, I'll be filling in for the Whig Out and spotlighting the Chicano 60s garage bands from East LA, including an interview with Domenic Priore, author of the essential book "Riot on Sunset Strip" !!! Check it out live here at 8 pm EST including a live chat, or listen to the archive later !!!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Love Bandito -- tonight at 7:00 on The Real Nitty Gritty

The Love Bandito -- for your Valentine's Week pleasure or pain -- let us serenade you with our sloppy old records tonight on a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty : 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, February 4, 2018

Dance Floor Essential!

Little Luther - Eenie Meenie Minie Moe

The Real Nitty Gritty - Come Back When You Grow Up

Tonight at 7:00 on WFMU's Rock -n- Soul ICHIBAN: The Real Nitty Gritty -- Come Back When You Grow Up -- savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records --then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Coming Soon!

Attention Ichibaners!!  The next WFMU marathon is right around the corner.  YOU could win fabulous prizes, like this fantastic new book by Jimmy McDonough.  It's all about the history of Memphis and Hi Records and the one and only Al Green!!  A must for any fan of rock 'n' soul music.

Don't miss a beat!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Dance Floor Essential!

The Sanshers - Gonna Git That Man

Get your hat -- The Real Nitty Gritty tonight on ICHIBAN

Get your hat -- It's a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00 on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Platters of savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash served up for your pleasure! Then Whig Out! at 8:00. Streaming player, playlist and comments here:

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hidden Volume Records Field Trip South 2018!

Calling All Cars!!

Hidden Volume Records Field Trip South 2018 is just a few weeks away!

Untamed Youth, The Phantom Surfers, Woolly Bushmen, Baby Shakes, The Othermen, The Delusionaires, Groovy Movies, The Wildtones, The Blind Owls, Sash the Bash, The Improbables, The Hall Monitors, The Belltowers...phew!!

Featuring Ichiban DJs GirlGroup Girl, Richard Whig and Matt Clarke on the 45s!

Feb 16/17 Will's Pub
Orlando, FL

Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban Program Schedule

Keep those transistors hot with WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban stream !!!

  • Tune in to Ichiban all week long for these great shows !
  • Listen live on the stream with the following schedule !
  • Click on a show below for a live playlist and chat during the broadcast, or to listen anytime to the archives of previous shows !

How to listen to Ichiban live 24/7 :

6-8 pm EST (00:00 CET*, 08:00 JST**) Come to the Sunshine with Andrew Sandoval - Each week, Andrew ushers you into his record room for a two-hour assortment of scintillating 1960’s sounds.
8-10 pm Big Planet Noise with Bob I. and Gina - Wild 60's wax blasts! Garage, Bikers, B3s, Fuzz & more!!!
7-8 pm What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke - 1960s Beat, Folk-Rock, Soul, Mod.
7-8 pm Crayons to Perfume with Glynis GirlGroupGirl - Girl group sounds 1960-69.
8-9 pm Fringe Factory with DJ Vikki V - A lysergic time trip into the international fuzzy,  psychedelic, garage & hard rockin' 60s underground.
8-9 pm Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K - Straight from the frayed end of the Rust Belt, nothing but the finest rock & soul hipshakers and earthquakers of the 50s & 60s.
7-8 pm The Real Nitty Gritty with Real Nitty Gritty Tania and Thomas Torment - A weekly record hop featuring savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, sleazy instro-trash.
8-9 pm The Whig Out with Glynis GirlGroupGirl and Richard W - 60's garage sounds from then until now.

And on Sunday, a replay of this week's shows plus 2 extras :
6 am (12:00 CET*, 20:00 JST**) The Real Nitty Gritty
7 am (13:00 CET) The Whig Out
8 am (14:00 CET) Crayons to Perfume
9 am (15:00 CET) Fringe Factory
10 am (16:00 CET) What's Happening?!?!
11 am (17:00 CET) DJ Roulette - A varied cast of DJs, including :
   The Big Beat Generation with Laurent - Unsung Heroes of 1960's rock'n'roll.
   Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves with Julea - Featuring mostly country western, rockabilly, & hillbilly hidden gems recorded in the 1950s & 1960s.
   Atomic Jukebox with Jon - Good music for driving fast.
12 Noon (18:00 CET) Make with the Shake
1-3 pm (19:00 CET) Come to the Sunshine
3 pm (21:00 CET) DA The DJ’s Ichibunny Robot – Ever evolving AI programmed and executed emulation of 60s Rock-N-Roll radio brought to you by WFMU's DA The DJ.
4-6 pm (23:00 CET) Big Planet Noise

* Central European Time (Paris)
** Japan Standard Time (Tokyo)

Dance Floor Essential!

Piano Red - Wildire

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sugar Hips

Sugar Hips! -- Tonight at 7:00 PM ET tune in for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Platters of savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash served up for your pleasure!
Then Whig Out! at 8:00.
Streaming player, playlist and comments here:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Make with the Shake! Tonight at 8pm EDT

Tonight! Be prepared for anything as another edition of Make with the Shake with DJ Pat K arrives at 8pm EDT, only on Ichiban! Screaming soul, greasy R&B, fuzzed-out garage, and weirdo slop, all done up just the way you like it! Click here to catch the livestream, playlist, chat, & archive! 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A tribute to William "Buddy" Vaden

My Dad always wanted me to be on the radio and was so happy when I started the Fringe Factory Radio Show over 10 years ago. What he wasn't too happy about is that he would always call in and request songs that I didn't want to play cause they didn't quite fit my format. Mostly Doo-Wop and old country songs. So this show is going to be all my Dad's requests over the years.  And he actually has a history with some of the old Nashville country stars such as George Jones & Johnny Cash, so you'll hear a little about that too! 

Crayons to Perfume! Girl of the Week: Lynne Randell

It's been quite a lot time since I featured a single Girl of the Week - and this week it's Miss Mod Australia, the 1967 Monkees girl - Lynne Randell! Lynne opened for the Monkees on their 1967 American tour - she was a spunky blonde pop singer, favoring a fun, mod wardrobe and had a great voice and engaging stage style. She could sing a lovely melody but preferred a rousing rocker - you can see both sides of Lynne in the videos below. Also featured today are Australian and New Zealand female voices - Carole King of the Executives, Judy and Sue Donaldson - the Chicks, Allison Durban, Dinah Lee, Olivia Newton-John and so many more GIRLS! Crayons to Perfume! with djgirlgroupgirl, 7pm tonight, on Ichiban. Tune in here!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dance Floor Essential!

Stacy's 5th - My Lovin' Baby

Go Go Go Whig Out!

Whig Out! with Glynis and Richard to the wild and crazy sounds of teenagers howling, yowling and letting loose with hormonal rage in garages and basements all over the world along with those like minded musicians of today who keep creating that very same racket. Today's spotlight is on Toronto's Liverpool Set - check out their live performance below! Great beat and British influenced mid-60's rock'n'roll! Today on the Whig Out we have more Canadian sounds plus noise from Mexico and South America, Switzerland, Italy, Hong Kong. Dig it! 8pm Eastern 5 Pacific right after The Real Nitty Gritty!!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Make with the Shake, tonight at 8pm!

Get your coiffure in top shape to enjoy the hirsute harmonies of another episode of MAKE WITH THE SHAKE with DJ Pat K (pictured, above left), tonight at 8pm EDT only on Ichiban! Screaming soul, greasy garage, raw R&B, and other assorted weirdness, all styled up to maximum volume for your enjoyment! Click here to catch the livestream at 8, playlist, chat, and archives!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Ladies of Reprise Records :r

OK, Reprise is probably not the first record label that anyone thinks of when you hear "rock and soul" but Reprise did have it's fair offerings of at least rock and a bit of roll - and a whole lot of ladies! Started by Frank Sinatra in 1960, Sinatra saw Reprise as the answer to his and his friends dilemma of feeling like being held creatively hostage by a record label - in his case Capitol Records. Frank wanted the artists on his label, many of them friends and family to own their own masters and have some creative control over their music, if they so chose. It's not a surprise that much of the label's talent were rat packers, Los Angels night club hold overs, Palm Springs seasonal dwellers and Las Vegas attractions. But Frank wanted to create a label that offered something for everyone, and records that play and play again - so he began assembling a broader array of talent, including his own fantastically gifted daughter Nancy Sinatra, who brought youth and style to a label that soon began adding more teenage talent. It kept afloat for 5 years, but the label began to become financially difficult due to pressures from Capitol Records, who had created discounted version of Sinatra's own records on their label forcing Sinatra to sell Reprise titles at a lower price point. In 1965 it became an arm of Warner Records, and slowly began adding more rock acts to it's roster. Today on Crayons to Perfume! we'll hear the ladies of Reprise - solo artists like on of my all-time favorites, Nancy Sinatra, one time Ikette Pat Powdrill, loungy ladies who lay on great renditions of unsuspecting tunes like Jill Jackson and Lola Falana, and girl groups such as the Blossoms, the Rev-Lons & The Paris Sisters - turning it over at the end of the show to Reprises later 60's female fronted rock and psych outfits like Sweetwater, Pentangle and the Mojo Men. Join djgirlgroupgirl as she presents the Ladies of Reprise, Wednesday at 7pm right here on Rock'n'Soul Ichiban

Didn't have time to get this great tune 1967 in from the Spike Drivers out of Detroit, featuring vocalist Marycarol Brown - so check it out now, shala la la la la

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Songs We Taught Great Gaylord

Squattin' with Great Gaylord - Billy Miller @Montreal
Rochell and the Candles - Squat With Me Baby
Little Luther - Du Dee Squat
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Deputy Dog
Guitar Crusher - The Monkey
The Rolling Stones - Rice Krispies
Jessie Hill - Ooh Poo Pah Doo
Donald and the Delighters - Wang Dang Dula
The Contours - Whole Lotta Woman
The Falcons - Sent Up
Gino Washington - Gino Is A Coward
The Duvals - Cotton (Squattin')
Don and Dewey - A Little Love
The Righteous Brothers/Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - Little Latin Lupe Lu
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - All Night
El Pauling and the Royalton - Solid Rock
Little Johnny and the Thundertones - Rock Till the End of time
The Stooges - TV Eye
The Contours/The Del Rays - Don't Let Her Be Your Baby
Syl Johnson - Falling in Love Again
Yvonne Fair - It Hurts to Be in Love
Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction to Your Mind

Do The Squat (Download)

The Great One roof side at Our Wicked Lady in Bushwick