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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April Fool

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cow Cow Boogie

Courtesy All WOW videos

Here Are The Sonics!

Sonics - Introduction To The Sonics (track from Ho-Dad Hootenanny)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ronny & The Daytonas

Ronny & The Daytonas - Hey Little Girl (45)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Corn Fed Arkansas Gal

Luke Wills & The Rhythm Busters - Corn Fed Arkansas Gal (2:27, MP3)

Image: Pomona County (California) Fair, 1936. Borrowed from the USC Digital Library.

Record Store Day

Grooves - San Francisco

Send me a picture of your favorite record, record store or player for this year's Record Store Day slide show.

Sun Ra - Daddy Gonna Tell You No Lies

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Monday, March 22, 2010

Bruce Johnston Rules?

I've never had a very strong opinion of Bruce Johnston, one way or the other. As far as I was concerned, he was kind of just there in the Beach Boys, neither good nor bad. Recently, I bought this album, which I had never heard of, seen or listened to. About half of the record is just about what you'd expect: decent, but average Beach Boy style surf tunes with passable vocals. The rest is certainly NOT what you'd expect. I couldn't believe my ears...
(from 1963)
Jersey Channel Islands Part 7

Virginia Beach

Hot Pastrami, Mashed Potatoes, Come On to Ricon, Yeah!!!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Jerry Reed Hubbard

In a better world, he'd be blowing out 73 candles on his birthday cake today.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Goodbye, Alex

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Speedy West And Jimmy Bryant

From the Doane collection

Flying High

Hank Snow

Photo by the great Leon Kagarise

Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship (45)

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!

Top o' the morning to ye all, from the whole Ichiban Gang, but especially from yours truly, Patrick Devlin Thompson!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010



Monday, March 15, 2010

Record Store Day

Send me a 600 pixels wide photo of your favorite record store for this year's Record Store Day slide show by April 15th.

wfmuichiban @

Teddy "Mr. Bear" McRae - Hi Fi Baby (45)


Sleeve via Rex

The semi annual 45/78 record expo is this Saturday!

Homer and Jethro Want To Hold Your Hand

Homer and Jethro - I Want To Hold Your Hand

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Indians, 1960

Via the USC Digital Library

Tom Brown & The Tom Toms - Tomahawk

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Rocky Fellers sing "Little Darling"

   Everybody's favorite Filipino kiddy rock band is back, this time on the Dinah Shore Show.

  There was once a video of Maurice Williams performing the song (which he composed for his first group, the Gladiolas) here, but, like so many You Tube videos, it was taken down. C'est la guerre.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

WFMU Marathon

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Rock 'n' Soul Shakers

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Friday, March 12, 2010

WFMU Marathon

$75 gets you Mr. Fine Wine's premium of killer soul instrumentals.
Friday 7-8 PM
Art work by Jorge Colombo.

1 Cozy Cole • Cozy and Bossa (Bethlehem)
2 Tim Whitsett and the Imperials • Monkey Man (Ace)
3 Sir Stan and the Counts • Soulin’ (Magnum)
4 Les De Merle • Bulldozer (Tournament)
5 The Night Hawks • Rockin’ Hawk (Alon)
6 Jimmy and the Groove Boys • Headin’ South (Spino)
7 Mario and the MDs • Duck Soup (Venture)
8 Twistin’ Kings • Congo Pt. 1 (Motown)
9 The Jaybees • Jaybee (Soul Bros)
10 Chip and Dave • Seventh Round (Sure Star)
11 The Sounds of Jack Downes • Monkey Mash (D’lux-Char Burger)
12 Toussaint McCall • The Monkey People (GRC)
13 The Moroccos • Muzik Megaton (Greenstar)
14 Noble Watts • Teen-Scene (Clamike)
15 Guitar Murphy • Sufferin’ Soul Pt. 1 (Emerson)
16 Nip and Tuck • Breakout (Brownfield)
17 Cold Water Army • One Time Around (Iron Beat)
18 Frankie Luv • Frankie’s L.A. Stomp Pt. 1 (Chancellor)
19 Natural Resources Band • The Joker (Way Out West Ltd.)
20 Johnny Guitar Watson • South Like West (Okeh)
21 Booker T. Averheart • I Wanta Be President (Soultex)
22 Soul Chargers • In Between (American)
23 The Chocolate Glass • Joseph Holly (Judnell)
24 The Tears • 1808 East Broad (Chord)
25 Stone Love • Stone Spanada (Lofton)
26 The Knights • Tipping Strings (Tragar)

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

WFMU Marathon

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Wild Record Collection!

Our latest guest DJ set comes from none other than Ron & Tony of the Wild Record Collection!! Few things make me happier than their public access show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network. See some clips here, then listen to some of their favorite 45s!

Wild Record Collection (video)

Ron & Tony (DJ Set - 1:22:00)

1-The Nomads - Desert Tramp 
2-The Dells - Bossa Nova Bird
 3-Tim Tam And The Turn-Ons - Wait A Minute
 4-Hal Blaine And The Young Cougars - Dance With The Surfin' Band
 5-Angelo's Angels - Spring Cleaning
 6-Flavor - Sally Had A Party
 7-The Weedons - Eden Bar Twist 
8-Ohio Express - Maybe 
9-The Cinnamons - Dance To The Music 
10-The Peels - Scrooey Mooey
 11-Crispian St. Peters - Jilly Honey
 12-Changin' Times - Pied Piper
 13-The Crystals - He's A Heartbreaker
 14-The Crestones - She's A Bad Motorcycle
 15-Trade Winds - Club Seventeen 
16-Zip & The Zippers - Where You Going Little Boy
 17-Jay Bentley & The Jet Set - Watusi '64 
18-Soul Sisters - I Won't Be Your Fool Anymore
 19-The Rogues - Every Day
 20-Nino & April - I Love How You Love Me
 21-The Rogues - Roger's Reef
 22-Equals - Green Light
 23-The Lollipops - I Feel The Sun Up There
 24-Captain Groovy & His Buble Gum Army - Captain Groovy & His Bubble Gum Army
 25-Griffith Harter Union - Progress
 26-The Kit Kats - You Got To Know
 27-Sir Henry And His Butlers - Let's Go (Oh Holly Golly)
 28-The Rogues - Roger's Reef Part Two
 29-Overlanders - Don't It Make You Feel Good
 30-Tracy Dey - Gonna Get Along Without You Now
 31-Brian Hyland - The Genie
 32-Rip Chords - Gas Money
 33-The Dixie Cups - Two Way Pock-Away
 34-The Half Sisters - Stuffed Animals

Record At Home

Terry Corbin And Her Boyfriends - Sick! Sick! Sick (45)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Maid In Japan

Middle Georgia gets with the program...the Ichiban Sushi Bar is in Warner Robins, Georgia. No word on whether or not they have a jukebox.

And here is the highly unofficial Ichiban country music theme song.
Buck Owens - Maid In Japan (2:42)

WFMU Marathon

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25 one-liner instrumentals chosen by Debbie D, with artwork by Takeshi Tadatsu!
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Tell them Ichiban sent you!

The Knight Beats - Naughty Rooster! (45)

Century 21 Exposition postcard record.

A friend brought this back to me from a trip to Seattle. Regrettably, he went there in the actual 21st century and not the imagined 21st century of the 1962 World's Fair. I don't know how much twistin' went on there during the fair, but after it was over, The Gayway, a small amusement park, was renamed "The Fun Forest". Word has it that The Fun Forest either has already been or will soon be torn down to make a parking lot. Way to be the exact opposite of "fun" and "forest", Seattle.

Click here to dance the Gayway Twist!

Songs The A-Bones Taught Us Pt. 3!

Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff

Gaylord Fields is the Sixth A-Bone.

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$75 gets you his CD of Hodad tracks.

1-Fats Domino - I'm Ready
2-Mike Fernandez - A Bomb Bop
3-Ray Sawyer - Rockin' Satellite
4-Gene Vincent - Bird Doggin'
5-Surfaris - Go Go Go For Louie's Place
6-Dick Dale - Surf Beat
7-Beach Boys - Drive-In
8-Jack Lane - King Fool
9-Benny Joy - Button Nose
10-The Cocoas - Flip Your Daddy
11-Bobettes - Mr. Lee
12-Jerry Dallman - The Bug
13-Gabriel & His Angels - The Rooster
14-The Devils - Devil Dance
15-The Esquires - Come On, Come On
16-Jack Starr - I Love My Baby
17-Nitecaps - Bamboo Rock & Roll
18-Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - (I'm In With) The Out Crowd
19-Tommy Blake - Lordy Hoody
20-Don And Dewey - A Litlle Love
21-Mike Waggoner & The Bops - Baby Baby
22-Chris Kenner - Sick And Tired
23-Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Growl
24-The Coasters - I Must Be Dreamin'
25-Big Al Downing - Yes I'm Loving You
26-Larry Williams - She Said Yeah
27-The Rolling Stones - Miss Amanda Jones
28-The Jewels - Hearts Of Stone
29-Scotty McKay - Bad Times
30-David Gates - You'll Be My Baby
31-The Duvals - Cotton
32-Nolan Strong - Real True Love
33-Teemates - Movin' Out

Don't miss part 1 and part 2! Thanks again to Bruce & Billy.

Our heroes, The A-Bones will be playing at La Sala Rossa in Montreal, QC on Thursday, June 17th with Ichiban Favorites-The Reigning Sound!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


The Panic Buttons - O Wow (45)

Thinking About Wynette Pugh And A Few Nice Things

Tammy Wynette - Take Me To Your World (45)
Tammy Wynette - Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad
Tammy Wynette - Apartment #9
George Jones & Tammy Wynette - Golden Ring
Tammy Wynette - I've Learned
George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today
Candi Staton - Stand By Your Man

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Bill Ennis - I'm Hypnotized (45)

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The Five Jets - Crazy Chicken (45)

How's Your Boogaloo?

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Buddy Holly - Fool's Paradise (45)
Sam Cooke - Fool's Paradise