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Thursday, December 31, 2009


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sin On Wheels

The Loved Ones - La Da Do Da Da (45)

Rex's Top Ten For 2009

Succumbing to vast listener demand, Rex has authored a Top Ten List for 2009. Here are this year's nominees:

1)Hank Ballard "Nothing But Good" Boxed Set (Bear Family)

Our RnB Godhead finally gets the lavish reissue treatment he so richly deserves.

2)Trashmen at the WFMU Record Fair.
Ringo may hate 'em, but the first ever appearance by the T-Men in NYC will never be forgotten. Re-live the magic thanks to Martin Waters Here!

3)Bo Diddley "Ride On" 2-CD (Hip-O-Select)
Several unissued cuts here reaffirm Bo's stature as the greatest American ever. "Bring Them Back Alive" is required listening.

4)The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics.
You can keep the Koran...this is our sacred text.

5)Sun Ra "Rocket Ship Rock" LP/CD (Norton)

Previously unissued takes from Yochanan (The Space Age Vocalist) just when the world needed them the most.

6)Tito's Tacos Culver City, California
Cheap in the best sense of the word. Greasy in the best sense of the word.

7)Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan of the Flamin' Groovies at Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY.
What a thrill to see the legendary San Francisco band that gave a stiff middle-finger to all the dull, dopey 60s hippy-dippies that ruined that region.

8)Warren Oates: A Wild Life (Screen Classics) by Susan A. Compo.
An unsung hero of the silver screen who brought an unhinged intensity to every role he ever played.

9)R&B Humdingers CD series
A great six volume (and counting?) set of 50s/60s vocal group and R&B rarities filled with Fool's Paradise favorites...highly recommended for your home stereo collection.

10)The Bobbettes and the Ponderosa Stomp at Lincoln Center (and on WFMU).
Hear them sing the censored, original version of "Mr. Lee" on the special Music to Spazz By broadcast!

And, of course, the launch of the Rock and Soul Ichiban blog and webstream (where the Hell else would you see a Fool's Paradise Top Ten?)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Fill a glass with the wildest of 101 and wiggle your way in front of the Admiral, tonight's episode of The Rockford Files is sure to be boss ! It's Turkey Tuesday !


Happy New Year

The Orioles - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Music To Spazz By will be blastin' into 2010 with SIX FREAKIN' HOURS of rock & roll noise from 8PM til 2AM!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Dinks

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Escuche Ichiban

Arte por Mark Zingarelli

Los Sirex - Yo Grito (mp3)
Felix And His Guitar - Two Tacos
Los Drags - Necesito Alguien
Carlos And The Bandidos - Tacos And Tequila
Los Apson - El Tren
Archie Pier & The Rhythm Aires - Tamales And Rock 'n' Roll
Los Matematicos - Me Atrapaste
Los Shains - El Monstruo
Rio Rockers - Mexicali Baby
Los Salvajes - Una Chicaigual Que Tu

Quedarse en casa para ver caer el balón que cojo ole de nuevo? ¿Por qué no Conéctate a la música para Spazz por la All Star-- Columna-Emocionante - Año Nuevo - Rhythm & Booze Dance Party? Featuring Dave el Spazz, Rex, Gaylord Fields, DA el DJ, Debbie D, así como personalidades de entretenimiento extra especial sorpresa. 8 PM 2009 - 1 AM 2010. BYOB. Transmitiendo en vivo! 91.1 en su dial o streamable en WFMU. Org.


Saturday, December 26, 2009


What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Staying home to watch that lame ole ball drop again? Why not tune in to Music To Spazz By's All-Star - Spine-Thrilling - New Year's Eve - Rhythm & Booze Dance Party? Featuring Dave the Spazz, Rex, Gaylord Fields, DA the DJ, Debbie D as well as extra special surprise entertainment personalities. 8 PM 2009 - 1 AM 2010. BYOB. Broadcasting live! 91.1 on your dial or streamable at

Gordon Thomas - Cocktails, Darling? (mp3)

Freeze Along With Mitch

Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas Baby

Otis Redding - Merry Christmas, Baby (45)

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Patsy Raye And The Beatniks - Beatnik's Wish (45)

A Disc Jockey's Christmas Eve


Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Monday, December 21, 2009


Christmas Island

Ernest Tubb - Christmas Island (mp3)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Black Christmas

Here is a cd compiled by Lux Interior and Ivy Rorschach of The Cramps. Artwork care of Lux himself. This was originally put together for some magazine, but I can't recall which.

Have a BLACK_Christmas!

Happy Holi-Dee

The Singing Dogs - Jingle Bells (mp3)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Because It's Christmas Time

Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers - Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
Big John Greer - We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo
Babs Gonzales - Be-Bop Santa Claus
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends - Christmas Spirit
Nathaniel Mayer - Mr. Santa Claus
The Qualities - It's Christmas Time

Fritzi Ritz

Tony Harris - Chicken, Baby, Chicken (45)

Thanks to Postman Tom for sending in this Ernie Bushmiller strip! Opera Music gives us the creeps too!! Tune in to WFMU today from 1-3 PM for the antidote.

Friday, December 18, 2009


You just can't beat one of these here Sears Roebuck pinball machines.


Bob Gallion - Hey Mr. Bartender (45)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Your Name Here

Freddie & The Hitch Hikers - Sinners (45)

Big Noise From the Jungle


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Who Else Wants A Live Monkey?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Jean Shepard WOR

Jean Shepard - Hoorah For New York (1972)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Midnight Sun Is Shining

Don't be such a square! Terre T returns to the WFMU airwaves today at 3:00 PM after a two week hiatus. Her special guest today is Ty Segall. And be sure to tune in next Saturday for the Cherry Blossom Clinic Christmas Party with the Reigning Sound!

Kim Fowley - Underground Lady

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bo Diddley Spring Weekend 1959

Here is the rare as sin (until just recently) private press record from the 70's (I believe) of Bo recorded live at Cornell University.

Jerome was hot that night!


Burning Beatles Records

Another great photo sent in by Ichiban listener James! Waycross, Georgia 1966

Southern Railroad

Goodtimers - Twistin' Train (mp3)
Rufus Thomas - Memphis Train
Claude Shermack - Your Gravy Train
Tarheel Slim - Number 9 Train
Betty McQuade - Blue Train
Mystery Artist - Choo Choo Train

Thanks to Ichiban listener James for the photo taken in Greenwood, South Carolina in 1969.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Backwoods With John Funke

Meet and greet our latest blogger, Mr. John Funke! He's weird in a good way. Just dig this youtube video Co-Produced by Jess Schumann and David Taber; A short slice of life about one of the greatest radio shows ever. And be sure to check out his Ichiban guest DJ set right over there on the right side of this page, under You Be The DJ. You can and should catch his act every Saturday morning on WMBR in Cambridge, Mass. It's a little show called Backwoods. Hmmm? Eternal gratitude to Benjamin Walker for sending me the link.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Live From The Lakeside Lounge

Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain and snow to help us celebrate the launch of the Ichiban webstream!! Special thanks to Doron, Rex, Dave the Spazz, Gaylord Fields and Terre T, The Hound, Bill Bowen, Liz French, Jimmy "Brains" Fountain, Pat "Mo Gorilla" Lozito, Scott Williams and Masayo "Sato" Chalmers. We had special DJ appearances from Jim "The Hound" Marshall as well as Miriam "Bad Seed" Linna, Greg "Keep It Country" Germani and DA the DJ. You can hear the entire archive here.

We also have a Flicker page set up where you can see or add photos and videos! The above snapshot of Rex was taken by Greg G.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ichiban Live From 1-6 PM!

If you can't make it to the Lakeside Lounge today, tune in to the live broadcast at 91.1 FM or WFMU.ORG and raise a glass high for us. Appearing Live And In Person: Rex from Fool's Paradise. Dave the Spazz from Music To Spazz By. Gaylord Fields. Debbie D from Debbie Does WFMU and Ichiban. Listener Greg G from Georgia. PLUS! Special surprise DJ guests!! Including one or two of my Radio Heroes!!! What are you waiting for?!

Hit It!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Clothes Make The Man

In case you're still searching for the perfect outfit to wear to the party on Saturday.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Ichiban Launch Party

Saturday, December 5th, 1pm - 6pm
on Fool's Paradise with Rex
Join us as WFMU broadcasts live from the legendary Lakeside Lounge. Featuring Rex from Fool's Paradise, Dave The Spazz, Gaylord Fields, Debbie D, and Listener Greg G. PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS!
All assembled to celebrate the launch of WFMU's brand new Ichiban Rock and Soul Webstream and blog. The premier online destination for fun-lovers and thrill-seekers everywhere. Experience radio live and in the flesh. Win fabulous prizes! See uninhibited women! Enjoy alcoholic beverages! Authentic reproduction Jivaro shrunken heads will be given away to lucky attendees! Be there when broadcast history is made. That's Saturday December 5th from 1PM to 6PM at The Lakeside Lounge (162 Avenue B in Manhattan).

Pig Out

Pig out on great music and adult beverages at the Lakeside Lounge this Saturday, at the official Ichiban launch party. More details here.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

WWIN-AM, Baltimore

This was one of John Waters' favorite stations as a young juvenile delinquent. You can hear Fat Daddy sing on A John Waters Christmas, available at better record shops everywhere, Or, if you subscribe (which I think I'm going to finally break down and do), you can hear a 1966 aircheck here.

Travis Gerner WCOH

Photo by Benny Joseph

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Beach Club pocket schedule, 1967

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From my mother's souvenirs.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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