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Monday, November 29, 2010

Radio Gods

WWJ - Michigan

The Ravens - Rockin' At The Record Hop (mp3)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ichiban Meetup......Macon, Ga.

Happy to report that the first ever Ichiban Meet & Greet this weekend in Macon was a big success. Perhaps you'll recall that last week I put out the word that we'd be staging a little get together at the Disabled American Veterans Hall in Macon, Georgia. Music was provided by the Southern Gents.

Things went off without a hitch and we sure were surprised by the size of our readership in Macon. A nicer bunch of people you could never hope to meet. Thanks for coming out, y'all! That's our fearless leader right in the middle.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Thursday, November 25, 2010


Marvin Rainwater

Thanksgiving, 1951

Via the USC Digital Library.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey Neck Stretch!



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wine Me Up

Faron Young shows us how it's done.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tribute To The Disabled Veteran (MP3)

Johnny B. Denton - Tribute To The Disabled Veteran (2:42)

If you'll be in middle Georgia the day after Thanksgiving, feel free to come on out and have a beer with me and Ichiban maven Debbie D and our spouses at the Disabled American Veterans Hall in Macon. We'll probably be there by 8PM or so. Live music will be provided by the house band, the Southern Gents.

We should be pretty easy to spot.

DAV Hall
4493 Houston Avenue
Macon, Georgia

Return Of The Big 10 Inch.....Record Party!

Join us on Sunday, November 21 for the long awaited Return of the Big Ten Inch record party at the Bell House in Brooklyn.  Hear all your favorite Ichiban Rock 'n' Soul records the way they were meant to be heard, AT 78 RPMs!  5-10 PM.  Free.  Cash bar.  See you there.


Games People Play

Friday, November 19, 2010

Don't Shake Hands With The Devil (MP3)

Cowboy Copas - Don't Shake Hands With The Devil (2:07)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Big Star

When My Baby's Beside Me (alternate mix)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


artwork by our hero Takeshi Tadatsu

You can listen to the Ichiban stream on your phone.  Just download the WFMU app or plug our address into any public media player.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Endless Endless Sleep

Jody Reynolds (mp3s)
Jimmy Witherspoon
Lee Kram
Little Willie John
Hank Williams, Jr
Poppy Family

Friday, November 12, 2010


My Benny's Wearing Off (MP3)

Tom Hyatt & The Black Mountain Boys - My Benny's Wearing Off (2:18)

My Benny's Wearing Off, a Sid Kleiner's House Of Guitars production, was recorded in Califon, New Jersey - less than 50 miles from WFMU headquarters in Jersey City.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John

Under A Hoodoo Moon
Mac Rebennack - Storm Warning (78)
Ronnie & The Delinquents - Bad Neighborhood
Dr. John - Mama Roux

Friday, November 5, 2010

Spike Jones - Cocktails For Two Promo Film

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Devil In Mrs. Jones

Billy Larkin - The Devil In Mrs. Jones (2:34)

Give a listen to this breezy chunk of infectious mid-70s country pop from Billy Larkin.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ichiban New Bin

Ace Records has done it again with a compilation of songs written by Lee Hazlewood.  Califia has 25 obscure covers/originals of hits that require repeated listenings.  For example:

Duane & Miriam Eddy - Guitar On My Mind (mp3)
Dino, Desi and Billy - The Rebel Kind

Salute to Dave the Spazz for the add.

Charley Pride In Person

Seeing Charley Pride sing the national anthem on TV the other night before his beloved Texas Rangers were summarily dispatched from the World Series by a bunch of sixteen year old hippies from San Francisco, I was reminded that he cut what might be the best live country album ever. It's like a country version of the first Ramones album in its brevity and perfection. If you're used to his studio recordings, many of which are slathered in high fructose Nashville additives, it's a treat to hear him swinging and loose with nary a string section or choir in sight and a killer band that prominently features the astonishing Lloyd Green on pedal steel, who does this thing on "Six Days On The Road" where he imitates an approaching police siren and for a moment you think that either something's wrong with your stereo or your ride is finally here. This album appears to be out of print but you can find the LP used easily enough, and you should. Until you do, here's a few cuts to tide you over:
Six Days On The Road
Just Between You And Me
Shutters & Boards

Monday, November 1, 2010

What's The Word?

The Thunderbirds - In My Thunderbird (mp3)

Jackie Shane!

Jackie Shane - In My Tenement (45)