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Thursday, March 31, 2011


1928 - 1975

Jungle 45 of the Week


Ron Haydock!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dean Martin Hates The Beatles!

Jerry Lewis Succumbs To Beatlemania

Above: Jerry Lewis and his son Gary sing Help on Hullabaloo.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins Radio Spot

Radio Spot for Screamin' Jay Hawkins' album "What That Is"

Monday, March 28, 2011

Debbie Reynolds - "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" (Scopitone S-1012)


Conrad Prindel - "Snappez à Mes Côtés" ("Snappy") (Scopitone A-199)


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Now Playing At The Fool's Paradise Twin


The Angry Red Planet (radio promo)

*No outside food or drink*


Preparation X (MP3)

Farris Garland & The Lonesome Valley Boys - Preparation X

I have no idea who Farris Garland is or was, but he deserves to be remembered for one of the most remarkable truck driving songs ever recorded. Preparation X is his deliriously cockeyed tribute to Preparation H, the hemorrhoid medication that's been around since the mid 1930s.

For the song, he shrewdly changed the name of the product to Preparation X, no doubt in an attempt to protect the Garland family fortune from Big Pharma's predatory legal sharks.

Since I don't expect I'll ever revisit the subject of hemorrhoid medication here on the blog, I should probably go ahead and mention Dave Dudley's Rolaids, Doan's Pills And Preparation H, a greasy 1980 release that somehow wound up being a minor hit on the Billboard chart. If you have the inclination and a strong stomach to go with it, you can check it out on YouTube.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume Six (remastered)

Sorry for the delay in getting this finished!

Part of the problem was the winter blahs setting in (sadly, the time when I have the most time to do stuff like this is also the time when I really don't feel like doing it!), and the other problem I was running in to was finding decent version of the songs (thus the "remastered" part!).

I think this version is a bit better than the version that already exists. There are a few songs with infinitely better sounding files like a pristine copy of Slide Her Under the Door. It almost sounds TOO good. I was so used to the version on the Wavy Gravy LP (which was taken from a cassette tape!), that this new version took some getting used to.

The other thing I'm most proud of is the Psychedelic masterpiece that Michael Deforge came up with for the cover of this edition. There are more ideas per square inch in this piece that I get lost in it every time I look at it. As part of the download, I've also included the original that he sent me so you can really get a good look at it.

For information, or to see more of his artwork check out

As usual, Adam Fitch put everything together art wise. Thanks to him and the people who helped finding some of the better versions of mp3's.

Next up will be volume 1-3 which will have artwork by French artist Slim Gil DeLuxe (1 + 2) and J.R. Williams (3).


Jungle 45 of the Week!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Our Patron Saint

Rufus Thomas 
March 26, 1917 - Dec 15, 2001

The Pretty Things - "Children" & "Reincarnation" (Live on French TV)

Nino Ferrer - "Ho! Eh! Hein, Bon!" (Scopitone A-288)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth and Richard

“She has wonderful eyes, but she has a double chin and an overdeveloped chest, and she’s rather short in the leg.”   -Richard Burton, who married Liz Taylor twice

Elizabeth Taylor has checked out on us after an amazing career that managed to embody the heights of high glamour and the depths of horrifying vulgarity, sometimes all at once. There will be plenty of well-written obituaries and career overviews to come; our job at Ichiban on this sombre occasion is to share with you this tribute to the most famous champions of drunken matrimony and amour fou ever to walk the planet.

John and Marsha - Elizabeth and Richard

Thanks to Rex, hero to morons everywhere, for hipping me to this record some years ago.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

R.B. Greaves -Take A Letter Maria

Follow Me To Headquarters

Bobby Byrd - (Augusta Georgia)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Drugs Don't Need No Help

Bobby Byrd - Fight Against Drug Abuse PSA

Young Jessie

Playing Saturday March 26 in Brooklyn

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Elvis Presley - Girls! Girls! Girls! (mp3)


Friday, March 18, 2011

Hillbilly Hades

Texas Bill Strength - Hillbilly Hades (3:07)

In 1955, Eddie Dean had the biggest hit of his career with a maudlin effort called I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven. The song details Dean's dream about about the aftermath of his own death and his experiences of being welcomed into heaven, where he encounters all his favorite deceased country stars. In 1961, Tex Ritter revived it and had a hit with it as well. You can see Tex doing it live over on YouTube. Unfortunately, the embedding feature on the clip has been disabled.

Texas Bill Strength's Hillbilly Hades is a slyly hilarious parody that came out in 1970.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jungle 45 of the Week!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Phil Phillips - The Evil Dope

The Evil Dope

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thank You Friends!

Photo by Jody Avirgan

Thanks to everyone who pledged during our 2011 marathon!  Special thanks to all the volunteers who make it possible.  Here's to one more year.

Bo Diddley - Road Runner (mp3)

DJ John R WLAC 1969

John R (aircheck)


How's Your Boogaloo?

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The Champs - Caramba! (mp3)
Boots Brown - Cerveza!
The Revels - Conga Twist!

Today On Fool's Paradise

Artwork by J.R. Williams

Shutdown Douglas - Woody Walk (mp3)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Go Get A Wig

Tomorrow is your last chance to score Rex's Wiggin' Out CD!!!  Make a $75 pledge from 1-3 PM EST during Fool's Paradise and it's yours. 

Johnny Niles - Wig Job (mp3)


Coming This Saturday

Artwork by J.R. Williams

Bob & Jerry - Ghost Satellite (mp3)

Drinking Like A Fish

Johnny Koonse - Drinking Like A Fish (MP3)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tonight On Music To Spazz By

Your pledge of $75 automatically gets you Everybody Back To Bingo's Bachelor Pad + a chance to win Vols 1-4 of Strummin' Mental!!!!

Mysterians - A-Bomb (mp3)


Ichiban One-Liners 2

The Windsors - Saki Rock (mp3)

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Jungle 45 of the Week!


Coming This Saturday

Artwork by J.R. Williams

Junior Wells - Cha Cha Cha In Blue (mp3)

More on Eddie Brandt

Here's the L.A. Times obituary.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tell Me What You're Gonna Do

Hit Me!

Coming This Saturday

With artwork by J.R. Williams

George Barnes - Spooky (mp3)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Coming This Saturday

Artwork by J.R. Williams

Hugo Montenegro - Come Spy With Me (mp3)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Coming This Saturday

Artwork by J.R. Williams

The Chiefs - Tom Tom (mp3)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jocko Henderson

 Jerry Blavat, Georgie Woods and Jocko Henderson

1957 (DJ Aircheck) mp3

The Who Live on "Music Hall De France" 1966

Some Ultra-Rare French TV footage of very early Who doing "Barbara Ann" & "My Generation". More rare clips from French TV are available at my blog

Jack Benny Donates

Just a brief reminder that the WFMU Marathon continues through Sunday, 3/13. Rumor is that even Jack Benny kicked in a little folding money this year.

Sorrow Overtakes The Wine (MP3)

Mel Tillis - Sorrow Overtakes The Wine (2:28)

Support Your Favorite Radio Station

A pledge of $75 gets you any DJ premium!

Nick & The Jaguars - Ich-I-Bon #1 (mp3)


Coming This Saturday

Artwork By J.R. Williams

Rudi Wairate & the Kilima Hawaiians - Steel Guitar Rock (mp3)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Coming Next Saturday

Artwork by J.R. Williams

The Tremolos - The Weird One (mp3)

Today On Fool's Paradise

Your pledge of $75 or more today will get you in the drawing for Rex's grand prize: Volumes 1- 8 of Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands!!  Call 800-989-9368 between 1-3PM EST.  Don't delay!

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The Ideals - Go Get A Wig (mp3)

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Frank Sutton For Gomer Pyle USMC

Frank Sutton pitches the upcoming season of Gomer Pyle for one of CBS's local affiliates. I have no idea who put this clip on YouTube, but I'm grateful.

For more about great Frank Sutton, check out this Beware Of The Blog post. AND THAT'S AN ORDER!

Tonight On Downtown Soulville

Your pledge of $75 gets you Mr. Fine Wine's 27 Soulful Ultra-Obscurities From The Cellars.  Plus a chance to win fabulous prizes!  Tune in from 7-8 PM EST.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tonight On Music To Spazz By

Get yourself in the drawing for tonight's Music To Spazz By grand prize.  Volumes 1 - 4 of this incredible series of "Germani Country" from Trailer-Park Records.

Call 800-989-9368 between 9 PM - 12 AM EST. 

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