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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Fringe Factory's New Years Eve Freak-Out! 8pm tonite!!

The Fringe Factory Freaks-Out your New Years Eve with our insane selections of 60's garage, modern era groovy groups, psychedelia, freakbeat, frat-rock, r&b - a full hour of mayhem to get you in the party mood! You can find us HERE 8pm each Wednesday - and LISTEN HERE for the New Years show!
Happy New Year from Vikki V, Glynis Ward and Richard Whig!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! From the Girls at Crayons To Perfume! and East LA's Sisters, our Girls of the Week!

The girls at Crayons to Perfume! are singing out the New Year tonight, at 7pm in the Ichiban stream, click HERE each Wednesday at 7pm, and CLICK THIS LINK to listen to the New Years show, now!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Clyde Beavers - Ain't Gonna Drink No More (2:28)

Friday, December 26, 2014

Scalping Party

1 Johnny Fortune: Soul Surfer
2 Christine Kittrell: Evil-Eyed Woman
3 Diamond Joe: Moanin' And Screamin'
4 The Creel Sisters: Stop The Clock Rock
5 Ronnie Bird: Cheese (Lies)
6 Steve & The Holidays: German Measles
7 The Marcels: Summertime
8 Ray Peterson with Shorty Rogers' Orch.: Fever
9 The Bad Boys: It's More Like Voodoo
10 Ervin ''Big Boy'' Groves: Bucket O Blood
11 Melvin Gayle: Khruschev Twist
12 Connie Francis: Batman
13 Dara Puspita: A Go Go
14 Little Red & The Rocking Hoods: Rock Pebbles Rock
15 Jo Ann Miller: Wham Bam
16 Louis Jordan: Ofay And Oxford Gray
17 Ray Scott: The Prayer
18 Sheila Wilkerson with El Conjunto Azul: Baby Your A Jive Cat
19 Woody & Dave: Sweet Potato
20 Magnificent Monta-Gue: The Breather
21 Maurice Willams & The Zodiacs: College Girl
22 Lyn Tait & The Jets: Something Stupid
23 The Galens: Baby I Do Love You
24 Beverly Ann Gibson: Love's Burning Fire
25 The Tornados: Scalping Party


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday Honeys on Crayons To Perfume!

there were a few glitches in the broadcast so the archive is a bit short - here's the whole show!! Crayons To Perfume 21, Holiday Honeys

It's A Holiday Happening on the Fringe Factory!

Tonite at 8pm the Fringe Factory has all your Happenin' Holiday Hits and a few curve balls as we shimmy, frug and watusi around the Christmas tree! Just click HERE to listen!

keep listening to Ichiban all evening for more Christmas, and tomorrow tune in for a Christmas-less Christmas - as we play all the rock'n'soul you love, all year around.

Merry Twistmas from ICHIBAN!!!

To celebrate the holiday, here's a few downloads of cheer! ps. all of the images make a CD cover if in need!

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1. Otis Redding: Merry Christmas Baby
2. The Woggles: Back Door Santa
3. Otis & Carla: New Year’s Resolution
4. James Brown: Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
5. Ike & Tina: Christmas Everyday
6. The Orioles: What Are You Doing New Years
7. Chuck Edwards: Rock ‘n Roll Aulde Lang Syne
8. The Sherwoods: Happy Holiday
9. Bobbie & Boobie: Cool, Cool Christmas
10. Vinnie Monte: Hey, Look at the Winter Snow
11. Diane Renay: Snow Man
12. Connie Francis: I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter
13. Patty Page: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
14. Ubangies: Chickens For Christmas
15. Chet Atkins: Jolly Old St. Nicholas
16. Bill Anderson: Po’ Folks Christmas
17. Loretta Lynn: Christmas Without Daddy
18. Irene Treadwell: Dear Santa, Bring Back My Daddy To Me!
19. Buck Owens: All I Want For Christmas Is My Daddy
20. Hank Thompson: Gonna Wrap My Heart In Ribbons
21. Jim Beasy: Christmas
22. Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers: Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
23. The Woggles: Santa’s Comin’ Ho Ho Ho

We've got even more Christmas! Just click here

1. The Rockin’ Stockings: Yulesville
2. The Youngsters: Christmas In Jail
3. Chip Fisher: Snow Job
4. Buck Owens: Christmas Is A Comin’
5. Marlene Paul: I Wanna Spend Christmas With Elvis
6. Elvis Presley: Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me
7. The Husky Team: Santa’s Beard
8. Eartha Kitt: Santa Baby
9. The Barbary Coasters: I’ve Been Naughty
10. The Hepsters: Rock ‘n Roll Santa Claus
11. The Marcels: Merry Twistmas
12. The Ventures: Winter Wonderland
13. The Uniques: Rock’n Rudolph
14. Fats Domino: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
15. Jose Gonzales: Pancho Claus
16. Tony Dodell: Cool Yule
17. Baby Gonzales: Be Bob Santa Claus
18. Homer & Jethro: Christmas Ornaments
19. The Bomboras: Little Drummer Boy
20. The Turtles: Santa & The Sidewalk Surfers
21. The Beach Boys: Merry Christmas Baby
22. The Surfari’s: Surfers Christmas List
23. The Crystals: Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
24. Sunny Cole: Santa To The Moon
25. Brenda Lee: Rock’n Around The Christmas Tree
26. Cordell Jackson: Rock’n Roll Christmas
27. The Moonglows: Hey Santa Claus

And here's our last gift for you! Just click here one last time!

1. Booker T. & The MG’s: We Wish You A Merry Christmas
2. Patsy Ray: A Beatnik Wish
3. Edd Byrnes: Yulesville
4. Buck Owens: Jingle Bells
5. Untamed Youth Santa’s Gonna Shut ‘em Down
6. The Ventures: Hark The Herald Angels Sing
7. Bobby Boris Picket: Monster Holiday
8. Annette Funicello: Surfers Holiday
9. Saturday’s Children: Christmas Sounds
10. Paul Revere & The Raiders: Wear A Christmas Smile
11. The Royal Guardsman: It Kinda Looks Like Christmas
12. The Barbary Coasters: Twistin’ Bells
13. Cathy Sharpe: North Pole Rock
14. Barry Richards: Baby Sittin’ Santa
15. Judy Brown: Dear Santa
16. Los Straightjackets: Sleigh Ride
17. The Fleshtones: Canadian Christmas
18. The Swinging’ Neckbreakers: Under The Christmas Tree
19. Bob Seger: Sock It To Me Santa
20. The New Breed: Green Eyed Woman
21. The Jolly Green Giants: Caught You Red Handed
22. The Kingsmen: Jolly Green Giant
23. The Livin’ End: Turkey Stomp
24. The Crossfires: 1 Potato, 2 Potato
25. Dee Dee Sharp: Gravy
26. John Greer: We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo
27. JB Summers: I Want a Present For Christmas
28. Jackie & The Cedric’s: Santa Claus
29. Shirley Field: We’re Going Skiing
30. Hugo Wintherhall: Christmas Cha Cha Song
31. Supremes: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

and don't forget! Tonight (and every Wednesday!) it's an All Girl Christmas on Crayons to Perfume at 7pm, and then an all garage and psychedelic Holiday Happening with the Fringe Factory at 8pm live on Ichiban!!! Plus there's plenty more Christmas in the mix today. We'll be Christmas free tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It's a Marshmallow World on the Fringe Factory Radio Show - 8pm on the Ichiban stream!

Tonight your hosts with the most (well, we've got the most tonight!) give away two Marshmallow Overcoat LP's to US residents listening to the Fringe Factory! We'll announce how you can WIN so turn on, and stay tuned while diggin' our crazy garage, psych, and freakbeat fun! Just hit the links for radio Ichiban or listen in radio to the right of your screen!

Crayons to Perfume goes to the Garage! Our girl of the Week is Denise Kaufman!

Denise Kaufman was the ace front woman for San Francisco 60's rock band, the all-woman Ace of Cups. She also cut a solo 45 backed by Berkley teen garage combo the Answer. Tonight at 7pm on the Iciban stream, take a trip with Crayons to Perfume to the land of groovy all-gal garage bands! We've got all of your faves, and a few who are a little less well known! Just click the listen now or tune in radio links to your right!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Fringe Factory celebrates Bad Hair Cuts with the Neumans!

Here at the Fringe Factory we love all the underground 60's sounds from around the world, and on our 8th show for Ichiban, we hear Orange County's Neumans, Germany's Udo Arndt and the Safebreakers, Australia's Mike Furber & The Bowery Boys, the UK's Pretty Things and Les Grys Grys from France. Click here for our archive of the show - you can listen via the pop up player or download the show by using the Mp3-128K link.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl of the Week is Koko Taylor along with the girls of 60's Rhythm & Blues!

Crayons to Perfume presents the ladies of 60's rhythm & blues with our girl of the week, KoKo Taylor. Koko rose from being a Tennessee share croppers daughter to being Chicago's Queen of the Blues when she met Willie Dixon who helped her get signed to Chess Records in 1962. Koko released many records in her day, but it was the live performances that were her passion. Right up until her death in 2009 she was still touring and doing about 200 dates a year!

We also hear from the great Barbara Lynn, Little Ester, Sinner Strong, Queen Ester, and Mitty Collier, all on our show #19 which you can hear, here. You can stream via the pop up player and download using the mp3-128k link.

Mitty Collier was a frequent guest on the short lived TV show The Beat!!!. Here she is doing I Had A Talk With My Man.

-I'm really excited about our next show - featuring Girls in the Garage! Tune in Wednesday at 7pm!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Norton Records Holiday Spectacular

Happy 5th anniversary to Kicks Books!!  Swing by Jefferson Market Library tonight for a launch party for their latest and greatest title, I Fought The Law: The Life And Strange Death Of Bobby Fuller by Randy Fuller and Miriam Linna.  DJ party to follow at the Black and White Bar.  Dance all night to the El Paso sound!!  Friday night, the party continues at the Bell House in Brooklyn!!  Don't miss Miriam & Nobody's Babies singing their new hit Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind out now on Norton Records!!

Miriam - Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind (Jagger-Richards)

Tune in to Fool's Paradise with Rex from last weekend to hear more!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Get Down with the Fringe Factory, right after Crayons To Perfume tonite!!

Stay tuned, or tune in to the Fringe Factory with Vikki, Richard and Glynis 'cause we've got a whole lotta shakin' going on at 8pm!

Get Down with the Fringe Factory is archived here!

Crayons to Perfume's Girl of the week is Chris Clark who shows us Opposites Attract!

Chris Clark's story is definitely one of Opposites Attracting! She was one of the few Caucasian singers for Motown - her voice didn't really fit their imprint, but she had the style and the soul, and Berry Gordy believed in her. Chris leads a gaggle of groovy girls who explore all manner of opposites attracting on tonights Crayons To Perfume!

join us online, see our real-time playlist and chat with your host, Glynis Ward at - just scroll down below the first image to find the link!

Show 18 is archived here! the entire show archive is here

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Fringe Factory is on Wednesdays at 8pm, live in your Ichiban Stream!!!

You can catch the Fringe Factory LIVE on the Rock'n'Soul Ichiban stream each Wednesday at 8, right after Crayons to Perfume! If you dig 60's garage, 60's psych, 60's freakbeat, 60's r&b, 60's surf, 60's frat rock then you'll dig all the underground 60's sounds from then until now played on the Fringe Factory!

Our shows are archived weekly - just check out the archive link to the right of your screen, and you can register at and then see a real time playlist or chat with your DJ's by finding the text link 'playlist and comments' below the first image on the

Crayons to Perfume's Girl of the Week wasThe Duchess, and the Ladies Behind the Music...

Last Wednesday, Crayons to Perfume changed our broadcast date, and went LIVE on the WFMUIchiban stream - now Wednesday evenings at 7pm, our show is archived shortly after that - you can find a link to all of our past shows if you look to the right of your screen.

Our show featured ladies who play instruments in groups - of course Bo Diddley's gunslingerettes: The Duchess and the Lady Bo, as well as skin bashers Jan Ashton/Errico and Honeylantree plus a host of other talented gals. It's a very different Crayons to Perfume, and you won't want to miss it!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Crayons to Perfume is on the FLY! We're now LIVE Wednesdays, 7pm in the Ichiban Stream!

The girls are suited, booted and bouffed, and ready to move it on over to Wednesdays nights at 7pm starting Wed. Nov. 26 2014! We'll be LIVE in your WFMU Ichiban stream! Just come on over at 7 (right before the Fringe Factory Radio Show airs) - you don't have to click a thing - just listen!

Now sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Crayons to Perfume is WFMU Ichiban's rock'n 60's girl group show

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hello Josephine, do you like the Fringe Factory?

We start todays show with the Scorpions, the UK beat band who found success abroad with 'Hello Josephine' and today's kick off, 'Just Like Me'. Listen to our whole one hour Fringe Factory here!

The Scorpions: Just Like Me
Cuby & The Blizzard: Your Body, Not Your Soul
Jimmy Page: She Just Satisfies
The Orangu-Tones: Santa’s Comin’
The Kongsmen: Karate Monkey
The Shandells: Go Go Gorilla
Watchchildren: Salvador Dali’s Still Dying
The 49th Parallel: Close The Barn Door
Phluph: Elliptical Machine
The Bo Weevils: You Drive Me Wild
We The People: Mirror Of Your Mind
The Cobras: I Wanna Be Your Love
The Red Squares: You Can Be My Baby
Les Symptmes: Zij Liet Me Staak
The Matches: Little Boy
The Sound Reasons: Till The End of Time
The Bit A Sweet: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
The Seeds: Try TO Understand
The Youth: Bubblegum
The Satelliter’s: I’m A No Count
The Slit Signals: You Bring Me Down
Knee Jerk Reactions: Give In To Temptation
In the background
Crazy Elephant: Space Buggy

stay tuned for the live version of the Fringe Factory Radio Show coming soon at 8pm on Wednesdays, on the WFMU Ichiban stream - tune in, and turn on to interact with our dj's Vikki V, Richard Whig and Glynis Ward while they play for you all the platters that matter!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Crayons to Perfume is on Vacation!

Crayons to Perfume is on a much needed vacation! It gives you plenty of time to check out our past shows and watch these great video clips (hints of what's to come next!!)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Reality of Air Fried Fringe Factory!

Tonight on our fourth show for WFMU's Rock'n'Soul Ichiban, the Fringe Factory dig into some freaky freakbeat, sandwiched between garage, garage and more GARAGE! Click here to listen!

A440: Torture
The Driving Stupid: The Reality of Air Fried Borsk
The Blue Things: One Hour Cleaners
The Music Machine: Trouble
The standells: Riot On Sunset Strip
Micky & Ludella: Bedlam A Go Go
Question Mark & The Mysterians: Midnight Hour
Geno Washinton: Geno Is A Coward
The Mighty Hannibal: Jerkin’ The Dog
The Animals: Inside Looking Out
The Hollies: Take What I Want
The Lancastrians: She Was Tall
Doctor Explosion: Lets Go In ’69
Way Y Los Arrrrghs: Bli Blu Bla
Thee Headcoatees: Dirty Old Man
Pete Best: The Way I Feel About You
The Syndicats: Crawdaddy Simone
The Pretty Things: Walking Through My Dreams
Los Crich: All Strung Out Over You
The Thunderbeats: Confusion
Elios: By My Side
Morgen: Purple
And in the background:
Disturbers: Free & Easy
The Time Keepers: Nasty

If you'd like to send any correspondence, well wishes, encouragement to Phil May, lead singer of the Pretty Things who is feeling under the weather right now, you can do so by mailing your card to Ugly Things Magazine c/o Phil May PO Box 3021, La Mesa, CA 91944

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Radio On

Tune in to Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock today from Noon - 3 PM for a set from the mighty Reigning Sound!!  Don't miss their new album "Shattered" on Merge Records.  And catch Joe on Mondays starting next week on the new WFMU schedule.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl of the Week is Christine Pilzer and the fabulous Femmes de Francais!

Christine Pilzer was the ultimate ye-ye girl! A disc jockey, a mod, a teenager in France who loved just being a teenager! Sneaking out from her parents, hanging with her gang, loving pop music, fashion and comics. She was also an illustrator for comic books! But the one thing she had not done was make a record - and so she did!

Christine is one of the few ye-ye girls who was able to take a light hearted approach to her two EP musical career, and be in control of it - and it's why she still enjoys the memories. See her perform, looking almost exactly as she did in the 60's in her bowl haircut with petite figure and mod dress - with Les Terribles in 2006!

Now listen to a full hour of Crayons To Perfume 16 - French girls, Canadian Girls and other girls who sang in French!

Christine Pilzer: Mon P'tit Homme Spatial
Christine Pilzer:Ils pataugent
Christine Pilzer:Ah-Hem-Ho-Uh-Err
Violaine: Dam dou ah
Violaine: J'ai des Problèmes Décidément
Cleo: Et moi, et toi, et soie
Cleo & Cedric: Le Jour Se Lèvera Sur Tout Ça
Karine: Une Autre Autoroute
Les Intrigantes - Mets Chinois
Michelle Richard - Les Boites A Gogo
Claire Lepage - Bam Bam Bam
Karo - dans le ventre d'une enorme baleine
Ariane et les 20/10 Louie, Reviens Chez Toi
Petula Clark: L'Agent Secret
RIA BARTOK: C'est Trop Tot
Gillian Hills: Tut Tut Tut Tut
Charlotte Leslie: Les filles c'est fait pour fair l'amour
Annie Phillipe: C’est La Mode
Cosette: Idealization
Elizabeth: Je Suis Sublime
Brigitte Bardot: Contact
Clothilde: La Chanson Bête Et Méchante
Background: Saint Tropez

Friday, November 7, 2014

Live From The Admiral


I Love You Truly

It's always Halloween here on Ichiban.  Don't miss this mostly ghostly playlist from Mr. Whiplash.

Gary Stewart - I Love You Truly (2:51)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Fringe Factory Radio Show: We All Love Peanut Butter!

It's national peanut butter lovers month, and to celebrate such a sticky situation we've kicked out the jams! Click here to listen to the Fringe Factory's third show for WFMU's Rock'n'Soul Ichiban!

Dig the lykes of:
The Missing Links: Wild About You
The Mourning Reign: Satisfaction Guaranteed
Dr. Specs Optical Illusion: Trying' To Mess My Mind
The Vindicators: Searchin' For My Baby
The Neumans: So Long
The Ar-Kaics: She Does Those Things To Me
The Dave Clark V: Maze Of Love
The Dukes: The Dentist
The Southern Sound: Just The Same As You
The Five Sounds: Peanut Butter
The Greenhornes: High Time Baby
The High Learys: Idolize Your Woman
The Castels: Save A Chance
Fortune & Maltese: Lets All Go To The Science Fair
The Music Machine: See See Rider
Clefs of Lavender Hill: Stop, Get A Ticket
The Mystreated: You Better Run
The Bell Towers: She's Gone
The Sunrays: I Live For The Sun
The Chesterfield Kings: Top Down Time
The Routes: Hang 11
The Jam: Somethings Gone
Background: The Ventures

-The Fringe Factory are Vikki V, Richard Whig and Glynis Ward, you can find us on Facebook. Like us, we take requests!
if you feel the need to check out our Ichiban archive, you can find it here!

Monday, November 3, 2014

This week, Crayons to Perfume is IN TROUBLE! GIRL TROUBLE! with our Girl of the Week, Linda Flavell Scott!!

Little is known about our girl of the week, Linda (Flavell, as she was known in the US) Scott except for a handful of rather obscure girl pop 45's. Linda is however best known for her version of 'The Trouble With Me Is You' - our theme for this week!
As far as I know, Linda stopped recording in 1969, and here's one of her last releases, 'You Wanted Me To Be Your Baby' which to me sounds a bit like Lulu's later 60's material.

Now, check out the rest of our troubled girls on this week's Crayons To Perfume show 15

Linda Flavel Scott: The Trouble of Me Is You
Linda Flavel Scott: You Made A Fool Of Me
Linda Flavel Scott: Sweet Sweet Reason
Ginny Arnell: Trouble’s Back In Town
Little Eva: The Trouble With Boys
Lada Edmund Dr. Trouble (is his middle name)
The Rev-Lons: Boy Trouble
The Chiffons: My Boyfriends Back
Diane Renay: Troublemaker
Girl In Trouble Trailer
The Charmers: Looking for Trouble
Ikettes: Trouble On My Mind
The Angelos: Bad Motorcycle
Carole King: He’s A Bad Boy
The Angels: The Guy With The Black Eye
Reparata & The Delrons: The Kind of Trouble That I love
The Pussycats: Dressed In Black
The Shangri las: Leader Of The Pack
Suzy Cope: Juvenile Deliquent
The Chicks: The Rebel Kind
The Man-Eaters: Get Off The Road
The Girls: Chico’s Girl
The White Boots: Nightmare
Background: Davie Allan & The Arrows: Sulkin

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

If You Have Ghosts

1 Archie Bleyer: Rockin' Ghost
2 Tommy Dorsey & His Orch.: My Friend The Ghost
3 Baron Daemon & The Vampires: Ghost Guitars
4 Ray Johnson Combo: Ghost Town
5 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: The Host, The Ghost, The Most Holy-O
6 Daniel Johnston: Casper The Friendly Ghost
7 Gary Stewart: I Love You Truly
8 G.H. Elliott: The Ghost Of The Yodelling Coon
9 Bing Crosby with The Andrews Sisters: The Yodeling Ghost
10 Patsy Montana: Yodeling Ghost
11 Roly Erickson & The Aliens: If You Have Ghosts
12 Kelly Garrett: This Heart Is Haunted
13 The Denims: The Ghost In Your House Is Me
14 R. Dean Taylor: There's A Ghost In My House
15 The Solitaires: I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance
16 Ned Miller with Jan Howard: The Girl From The Second World
17 Little Caesar & The Ark Angels: The Ghost Of Mary Meade
18 The Bar-Kays: Holy Ghost
19 The Spinners: Souly Ghost
20 The Pastel Six: The Strange Ghost
21 The Prairie Ramblers, voc Roland Gaines: Ghost In The Graveyard
22 Cab Calloway & His Orch.: The Ghost Of Smokey Joe
23 Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers: Ghost Of The St. Louis Blues
24 Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang: Mr. Ghost Goes To Town
25 Maximilian: The Twistin' Ghost
26 Richard Rome: Ghost A' Go-Go
27 The Renegades: Ghost Train
28 Virgil Holmes: Ghost Train
29 The Ark Angels: The Ghost Of Mary Meade (instr.)
30 The Pogues: Haunted
31 The Cords: Ghost Power


Night Of The Vampire

1 Aaron McNeil: Draculena
2 The Upsetters: Dracular
3 Christine Pilzer: Dracula
4 TV sdtk.: Shadows Of The Night (Quentin's Theme)
5 Dion McGregor: Vampirism
6 Jimmy Castor Bunch: Dracula (pt. 1)
7 T. Valentine: The Vampire
8 The Mysterions: Translyvania
9 Toto Coelo: Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love)
10 Z.Z. & De Maskers: Dracula!!!
11 Earl Patterson with The Darts: Nightmare Hop
12 Jonathan Richman: Vampiresa Mujer
13 The Duponts: Screamin' Ball (At Dracula Hall)
14 Dracula und Seine Vampyre: Dracula Cha Cha
15 Henri Salvador: Dracula Cha Cha Cha
16 Hot Blood: Soul Dracula
17 Destroy All Monsters: Vampire
18 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Vampire Suite (edit)
19 Denzil Laing: Beware Of The Vampire
20 Jekyll & Hyde: Dracula Drag
21 Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus: Count Dracula
22 Mad Jak Otruba: Suck Me
23 Marion Harris: I'm A Jazz Vampire
24 Monster Party: The Vampires Are Here
25 Roky Erickson & The Aliens: Night Of The Vampire
26 Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages: Dracula's Daughter
27 The Moontrekkers: Night Of The Vampire
28 Taboo: Vampire Tango
29 The Diamonds: Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein Or Dracula
30 Shelley Stuart & The Five Stars: Vampire Husband
31 The Cre-Shells: Dracula
32 The Ghouls: Dracula's Theme

dig The Fringe Factory's Halloween Harem Scare 'em!

The Fringe Factory gang loves Halloween - so we've hopped on our magic carpet and taken it to garage land, where you can hear great garage classics like The Sonics The Witch & The Novas Crusher as well as Sam The Sham doing Haunted House and new takes on the old theme by the Chesterfield Kings and Daddy Long Legs!

Before you dig our show, be sure to dig the soothing sounds of the tambourine of the X-Ray Harpoons, Zombie Love - a great modern garage song, perfect for Halloween!

And now get ready for Listen Here To The Fringe Factory's second show for WFMU's Rock'n'Soul Ichiban!

Larry & The Blue Notes: Night of the Sadist
The Sonics: The Witch
The Calico Wall: Living Sickness
The Otherside: Haunted House
Puzzle: Hey Medusa
The Chesterfield Kings: Running Through My Night Mare
Daddy Long Legs: Castin' My Spell
The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale: Batman
Count Lorre & The Biters: Frankenstein Stomp
Q65: I Got Nightmares
The Lords: Poison Ivy
Chris Kerry: Seven Deadly Sins
The Primates: The Creep
The Novas: The Crusher
The Syndicate: She Haunts You
The X-Ray Harpoons: Zombie Love
The Woggles: Zombie Stomp
The Worst: Afraid Of The Dark
The Grave Digger V: Spooky
Jerry & Jeff: Voodoo Medicine Man
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs: Haunted House

Monday, October 27, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl of the Week is the Madame witch, Janie Jones!

Janie Jones is our most controversial Girl of the Week at Crayons to Perfume! Janie was a 20 “something” year old singer from England who released a string of novelty songs in the 60’s. Janie kicked off her career by appearing at a film premiere in a topless dress in 1964.
In 1967 she released Witches Brew – the significance is not lost – because in Janie’s life, there was certainly something brewing! After her follow of Witch In White, Janie turned from her singing to a new hobby (she quit singing due to a payola scandal where she offered herself as payment!) – as a Madam! She was jailed during the 70’s for the crime of controlling prostitution. In jail she met the accused murderess Myra Hindley who became her jail time companion.

Janie Jones was also married to John Christian Dee, the author of the Pretty Things Don’t Bring Me Down and she sang with the Clash as Janie Jones & The Lash on the 80’s release “House of the JuJu Queen”. Her autobiography is called The Devil and Miss Jones.

Here's Janie singing 1968's 'The Time Has Come'

Crayons To Perfume Show 14 features Janie, along with host of other girls who are celebrating all things Halloween, and all things girl with us!

Janie Jones: Witches Brew
Janie Jones: Go Go Away From Me
Janie Jones: Witch In White
Jun Mayuzumi: Black Room
Marie Laforet Paint It Black
Renee Martel: Noir c’est Noir
Les Planètes Mon ami noir
Candy Johnson Show: Baby what You Want Me To Do
The Lollipops: Big Brother
Chordettes: Lollipop
The Candies: Yes I Love You
The Teardrops: Bubble Gummer
The Candy Girls: Run
Nicole Paquin - Mon Mari C'est Frankenstein My husband is frankenstein
Christine Pilzner: Dracula
The Crystals: The Frankenstein Twist
The Sham-ettes: Big Bad Wolf
Zuma: Night of the Sadist
LaVerne Baker: Voodoo VooDoo
Nancy Sit: Love Potion #9
Jeannie Thomas: You’re The Root OF My Evil
Wool: The Witch
Fabulous Frauliens: Practice of Evil
Background: The Frantics Werewolf

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Fringe Factory Radio Show is now on WFMU's Rock'n'Soul Ichiban!!

We're here!!! The Fringe Factory Radio Show was started by Vikki Vaden and Suzi Moran on a local Atlanta AM radio station 6 years ago. A few years back Richard Whig and Glynis Ward joined Vikki as Suzi left the show - and now this trio of garage loving lunkheads are now on WFMU's Rock'n'Soul Ichiban!!!
Our first show here is filled with all the types of songs we love: garage,folk-rock, surf, psychedelia, and freakbeat like the Sorrows. Check out this Sorrows clip from Beat Beat Beat! WOAH!

Now dig The Fringe Factory Radio Show's first show here - and find us here every Wednesday evening at 8pm!

The Painted Ship: She Said Yeah
The Aztecs: I Said Move
The Modulation Corporation: What To Do
The Subsonics: Mary Ann
The Neumans: What's Wrong With You
The Strypes: Got Love If You Want It
Them: Walking In The Queen's Garden
The Marshmallow Overcoat: Out Of Our Minds
The Remaining Few: Painted Air
The 13th Floor Elevators: She Lives In A Time Of Her Own
The Seeds: Chocolate River
Plasticland: Euphoric Trap Door Shoes
The Chords V: Universal Vagrant
The Baron IV: Yes I Do
Denise & Co: Boy, What Will You Do Then
Los Hombres: Let IT Out
Paul Messis: Penny Archade
Tom Northcott Trio: Goin' Down
The Sorrows: Baby
The Embrooks: Standing Upside Down
The Rosalyns: Hold On

in the background you are hearing the Bunnies from Japan with Test Driver and Moanin'

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girls of the Week are Pili Y Mili!

Spanish teenage twin sisters, Pili and Mili are the Crayons To Perfume's girls of the week! The girls became actresses quite by accident - they were discovered just by being themselves by Nicol Blanchery who was enchanted by their likeness and their humor. The girls learned to dance, sing and act enough to star as precocious sisters who constantly have mistaken identities which lead to silly, fun adventures. They starred in 10 films during the 60's with titles like "Twin Pistols", "Two Crazy Girls" and "Whiskey and Vodka", which you can watch, below.

Crayons To Perfume 13 not only celebrates Pili & Mili who left us with two great songs, but many 60's girl groups with twins and sisters like the Ronettes, Shangri-Las, Pattie Bersaudara, The Honeys and The Pleasure Seekers!

-make sure you join us next Monday morning for our all girl Halloween Special - an hour of frantically ferocious females!

Pili Y Mili – Si Tu Estas Cerca
Pili Y Mili – Un Chico Moderno
The Peanuts: Rock ‘n Roll Music
Les Jumelles L’embouteillage
Shangri-Las: Wishing Well
Les Chéries - Mais qui que quoi donc où
The Joy Sisters: Big John
Candy & The Kisses: C’mon Let The Good Times Roll
The Sisters: Ooh Poo Pa Do
Pattie Bersaudara - What Am I Supposed To Do
las robin - no te alejes
Sandra & sharon hey bird
The Angels: Wow Wow Wee, He’s The Boy For me
The Honeys: The One You Can’t Have
The Dixie Cups: I’m Gonna Get You Yet
The Ronettes: He Did It
The Velvelettes: He Was Really Saying Something
The Pleasure Seekers: Elevator Express
The Mama Cats: Miss You
Honey Ltd: Come Down Live
The Luv’d Ones: I’m Feelin’ Fine
The Clinger Sisters: Bread & Butter
The Heartbeats: Little Latin Lupe Lu

The Dilly Sisters: Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White
Background: Sandy Nelson, What’d I Say

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girl of the Week Is Shirley Ellis, now lets play the NAME GAME!!!

Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley
Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley!

Shirley Ellis started off singing in a band called the Metronomes in the 50's, but it wasn't until the 60's that she found her place in the pop charts with a string of hit songs. She wrote mainly rock 'n roll, but also loved to sing jazz, pop and soul. Here's a Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling, a kind of unique song for Shirley. It's a bit funkier than most of her other music.

Along with Shirley's fine hits, there's a great group of songs all with names in the title, so lets get started with Crayons To Perfume 12, and the name game!

Shirley Ellis: The Name Game
Shirley Ellis: Soul Time
Shirley Ellis: Clapping Song
Shirley Ellis: Nitty Gritty
Shirley Ellis: The Puzzle Song
The Shirelles: Big John
The Blossoms: Big Talkin’ Jim
Judy & The Affections: Marie, Give Him Back
The Four Jewels: Dapper Dan
The Raindrops: That Boy John
Jennie Smith: It’s Murder For Roberta
Jill & The Boulevards: Eugene
Crazy Girls und die Javalins: Joe, der Gitarrenmann
Goldie & The Gingerbreads: Skinny Vinnie
The Fair Sect (plus One): Mohair Sam
Marisol: Johnny
The Femine Complex: Jaguar Jimmy
Jaynettes: Sally Go Round The Roses
Martha & The Vandellas: Jimmy Mack
Marvalettes: Don’t Mess With Bill
The Girlfriends: My One and Only Jimmy Boy
Linda Laurie & The Del-Satins: Stay at home With Sue
Anuk: Jimmy Est Parti

background: Sandy Nelson The Clapping Song

wanna hear all of the shows? Just look to your right, and click on the Crayons to Perfume! Archive

Monday, October 6, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girls of the Week are the Unknown Girls of Arc Records, Canada!

The Arc Sound Company formed in Toronto, Canada in 1958 - headquartered in Scarborough, Ontario in the community of Agincourt. The record label started off ushering in the musical careers of such Canadian luminaries as Anne Murry and Catherine McKinnon (amongst others) but soon turned to churning out Sound-A-Like styled records using local talent to "emulate" current hit records of the day. Some of the records on Arc were credited to the groups who recorded them, but there are also many who used studio musicians from the companies who used Arc's pressing plant. So sadly, many artists, and almost all the women on these records went uncredited. Today, we pay homage to the Unknown Girls of Arc Records, as well as the ladies of Hit Records from Nashville and London, England's Embassy Records - as well as a few surprises!

The Unknown Girls of Arc Records on Crayons to Perfume 11 can be found here and you can find the show archive here. Don't forget check WFMU's rock'n'soul Ichiban each Monday morning for a brand new show, and check out stream filled with all the best music!

Mama Didn't Lie
Love Live Love
Girl Don't Come
How Does That Grab You?
Alpha Zoe & The Group: You Beat Me To The Punch
Kathy Taylor: I Can't Stay Mad At You
The Flower Sisters: People Say
The Dacrons: Don't Hang Up
Peggy Gaines: Ride
Connie & Clara: I Will Follow Him
The Gleams: He's A Rebel
Jean Campbell: Robot Man
Marylin Lee: Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Joan Baxter & The Beatmen: Baby Love
The Startlings: Baby I Love You
Ripple Blast Singers & Band: Stone Soul Picnic
Ripple Blast Singers & Band: House That Jack Built
Watch Out
I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Monkey's Uncle

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Benefit For Greg Germani

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl Of The Week Is Cristina of Los Stops in our Lovely Ladies of Latin 60's music SPECIAL!

Cristina sang with Los Stop (later re-named Los Tops for a time), in the late 60's, recording for Spain's famous Belter Records. Cristina always dreamed of being famous, and her dreams came true!!! Here she's singing the Spanish pop song Tres Cosas

We've saved her more rockin' stuff for our show, so now tune into Crayons To Perfume's Lovely Ladies of Latin music special, show #10, and enjoy the sounds of 60's Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil!

-Crayons To Perfume is hosted weekly by Glynis Ward, DJ girl group girl, who does not speak Spanish or Portuguese and it's very evident on this broadcast, so please be gentle! Here's our show archive

Playlist Show #10

Cristina Y Los Stop: Extende Tu Brazos (Extend Your Arms – Reach Out!)
Cristina Y Los Stop: Molino a Viento
Cristina Y Los Stop: El Ultimo Tren A Clarksville (Last Train To Clarksville)
Cristina Y Los Stop: Los Dos Tan Felices So Happy Together
Cristina Y Los Stop: El Turista 199.999
Angelica Maria: Brebaje de Amore
Los Mary: Jets Dulces Tonterias
Kippy Casado: Loca Yo
Queta Garay: 96 Lagrimas
Las Chics: Samba Lulu
Los Robin: No te alejes
Wanderlea: Boa Noite, Meu Bem (Goodnight Irene)
La Lupe: Don’t Play That Song
Los TNT: Tu Loca Juventud (Crazy Youth)
Las Cuatro Monedas (The Four Coins): Mi Bote De Remo (The Boat That I Row)
La Mosquitas: Hacelo Conmigo
Vanusa: Colores
Lorella con Los Shakers Sola Estoy
Pili & Mili – Un Chico Moderno
Marta Maizan Ven Con Nostros
Silvana Velasco: Dime Dime
Unknown: Love Loves to Love Love

Monday, September 22, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girls of the Week are the cross boarder cuties, the Charmaines!

The Charmaines, or Gigi & The Charmaines as they appeared on some of their records were one of the more unique girl-groups. They were from Cincinnati, Ohio - a day's drive from Toronto, Ontario in Canada and their adopted 2nd home of many years. Toronto had a thriving soul and r&b scene in the 60's and was hungry for more of the music that was heavily influencing "the Toronto Sound" - the Charmaines even have three very obscure singles on Red Leaf Records (from Toronto) - which we'll feature at a later date (because I don't have my hands on all of them! If anyone can send me files of the records, please let me know!!!!)
The Charmaines made quite a few records, but the girls seemed to measure their success not on the hit songs that eluded them, but on the busy schedule they kept for live performances - they were working constantly!

The Charmaines were also on local TV frequently, but none of the footage is on Youtube, so instead we've featured some fantastic recent re-union footage from Cleethorpe's Soul Weekender! The girls sound hasn't changed a bit, and here they do 'Eternally'.

Crayons to Perfume 9 features not only the Charmaines, but a set of powerhouse soul sisters, solo pop girls and some swingin' 60's ye ye covers that transform those seemingly sweet and innocent French Femmes into torrid temptresses that tantalize! We end our show with a taste of next weeks Lovely Latin Ladies one hour special - a show filled with super music from the girls of South America, Mexico, Spain and Cuba!!

Crayons to Perfume airs each Monday morning with your host, Glynis Ward aka DJ girlgroupgirl - just search on WFMU Rock 'n Soul Ichiban to find a list of all our other shows - they remain here for your listening pleasure 24/7

The Charmaines: Guilty
The Charmaines: I Idolize You
The Charmaines: Poor Unfortunate Me
The Charmaines: I Don’t Want To Loose Him
Sandy Shaw: Girl Don’t Come
Petula Clark: Reach Out
Chris Connor: Downtown
Billie Davis: Ev’ry Day
Cher: I’m Gonna Love You
Patti Drew: Hard To Handle
Thelma Jones: The House That Jack Built
Gloria Jones: Tainted Love
Erma Franklin: Gotta Find Me a Lover (24 Hours a Day)
Shirley: Big Boss Man
Les Scarabees: Puisque tu m'as quittée (Nothing But A Heartache)
Sylvie Vartan: Quand Tu Es La (The Game of Love)
Evy: Une question qui se pose 1965 (Questions I Can’t Answer )
Stone: Garde Ton Sang Froid (I Can’t Control Myself)
Jocylene: Nitty Gritty
Les Fizz Si tu fais ça (You Can’t Do That)
Jenny Rock Mal (Hush)
Cristina & Los Stops Corazon Contendo 1969

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Saturday Night Dance Party Live From The Admiral

Need a DJ for your Saturday night dancing party?  Tune in to "Live From The Admiral" with Dr. Filth. 11 PM - 2 AM.  BYOB.

And, don't forget to check this space every Monday for a new episode of "Crayons To Perfume" with your host Girl Group Girl.

Thanks to J.R. Williams for the logo!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girl of the Week is that mini Mandarin Missy, Rita Chao!

Today I have a secret, and I'm going to spill the beans. It's really not my style to announce my #1 most wanted record, but today is the day. I REALLY want the album pictured in our video below, because it contains Rita Chao's version of 'Venus'.
Rita Chao is one of the wonders of Singapore's 60's pop "scene". Her voice is unique, and often when singing English, it's awkward sounding to Western ears and the notes often sharp - perfect for her beautiful renditions of traditional Mandarin songs!
I discovered China's hidden 60's pop music while living in Toronto. A record store had purchased a good pile of assorted ethnic 45's and I bought them. There were a few good Portuguese EP's (all of them covers) and a handful of Chinese records. A few of the 45's were "a go go" records but I couldn't read the labels - I suspect now that one or two were either the Trailers or the Quests backing male and male/female duos. At the time I was working with a woman who spoke only Mandarin, and she adored the records, so when I moved the records stayed with her, but those records sparked an interest to find out more about Asian music in the 60's.

Here's Rita with her version of 'Venus'.

Click here for our latest Crayons To Perfume, featuring Rita Chao, a handful of Beatles girls, along with some pop and soul! Check us out here at WFMU's Rock 'n Soul Ichiban each Monday morning - and just search on Crayons To Perfume for all of our past shows. In the coming weeks we have some great stuff planned for your listening pleasure - all kinds of surprises!

Rita Chao: Hanky Panky
Rita Chao: Love Is Me, Love Is You
Rita Chao: How To Catch A Girl
Rita Chao: Shake Shake
Rita Chao: It’s Gonna Be Alright
Bonnie JO Mason: Ringo, I Love You
Linda Gayle: Twist & Shout
The Bootles: I’ll Let You Hold My Hand
The Carefrees: We Love You
Claudette & Sylvie: Oui C’est Vrai (Hold Me Tight)
Shangri-Las: Train From Kansas City
Chymes: He’s Not There Anymore
(Raparata &) The Del Rons: Your Big Mistake
Julie Driscoll: Don’t Do It No More
Tootie & The Bouquets: The Conqueror
Erma Franklin: Hold On I’m Comin’
Nanette: He Knows How
Irma Thomas: Teasin’ But Your Pleasin’
The Velvelettes: He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’
Martha & The Vandellas: Dancin’ In The Street
Gigi & The Charmaines: Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Blues

Monday, September 8, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl Of The Week is Coventry Fairchild, folk-rock femme extraordinaire!

Coventry Fairchild was the lead singer of Miami 60's folk-rock outfit The Clefs of Lavender Hill. Still in her teens, Coventry had the voice of a far more mature woman. She sang with her brother Travis, usually in duets that he wrote; the most well known of which is 'Stop, Get A Ticket'.

Here's a fab, catchy song Coventry, and her band did for Date Records, Travis wrote it!

Now check out more of the Clefs of Lavender Hill, along with a handful of other female folk-rockers, garage girls and pop princesses, on this week's Crayons To Perfume!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Crayons to Perfume's Girls of the Week, the San Fransisco Songstresses of Soul, the Apollas!

The Apollas should have been huge! They should have been girl group stars, but for some unknown reason, it just didn't happen for these San Fransisco Songstresses of Soul! The beautiful Leola Jiles, who has an incredible voice led the trio through some great records, but they often seemed too rock, or too soul - more sass than sweet, and and sadly it didn't sell. But oh, those records! Check out their first record and crazy TV appearance of the girls on Hollywood a Go-Go with You're Absolutely Right!!

And now hear the Apollas on this week's Crayons To Perfume! with your host Glynis Ward, dj girlgroupgirl - wishing you all a labor free Labor Day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Calling All Canadians, Calling All Canadians!!

Do not miss the Norton Records Caravan of Stars.

Fear not, fellow New Yorkers.  Miriam will be performing at Bowery Electric on Friday, September 12th.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl Of The Week, Those Shubee Surf Bunnies! Part of our all-girl SURFER SPECIAL!

The Surf Bunnies originally started as the Desirays, but the surfing bug was spreading, and the trio decided to become blondes and hop on the surfin' wagon.

There's very few photos of the band, so this fab 45 on Dot will have to suffice!

You can check out more of the Surf Bunnies, along with a bevvy of bikini bustin' babes on Crayons To Perfume's all girl surfin' special! #7 It's a whole hour of wailin' wahinis with Annette, The Honeys, Kay Bell, and such unlikely surfers as the Orlons and the Feetwoods - it's jam packed with less talk and more rock!

-Crayons to Perfume is a weekly show hosted by Glynis Ward, dj girlgroupgirl. Just do a blog search on Crayons to Perfume and you'll find the rest of our shows, for your listening pleasure now, or later!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Long Way To Be Happy: tracks originally unreleased

1 Darlene Love: A Long Way To Be Happy
2 Big Maybelle: Ocean Of Tears
3 Johnny & The Hurricanes: The Dribble Twist
4 The Everly Brothers: Mr. Soul
5 Pete Best Combo: I Don't Know Why I Do
6 Duane Eddy: Mirriam
7 Ebah: I Am Gonna Unmask The Batman
8 Bonnie & The Treasures: I Just Want To Be Your Girl
9 Bonnie & The Treasures: Tell Me In The Sunlight
10 The Ronettes: Paradise
11 Shadow Morton: Dressed In Black
12 The Ad Libs: The Slime
13 The Coasters: The Slime
14 Eddie & Ernie: Lay Lady Lay
15 Donovan & Lulu: What A Beautiful Creature You Are
16 Cab Calloway: Smoking Reefers
17 Sir Douglas Quintet: Isabella
18 The Souvenirs: Voodoo Love
19 Johnnie Ray: Ooh! Aah! Oh! (This Is Love)
20 Don Woody: Morse Code
21 Doris Day: Coffee, Cigarettes And Memories
22 The Mellows: I'm Gonna Pick Your Teeth With An Icepick
23 The Mellows: So Strange
24 The Monkees: Kicking Stones
25 The Bee Gees: Dear Mr. Kissinger
26 The Stooges: Lost In The Future
27 Bobby Fuller Four: It's Love, Come What May
28 Frank Wilson: Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
29 Barbara McNair: Baby A Go-Go
30 The Jayhawks: The Devil's Cousin
31 The Mynah Birds: Go On And Cry
32 The Mynah Birds: It's My Time
33 Barbara Mercer: Happiness Is Here
34 Len Barry: I'll Always Need You
35 Linda Gail Lewis: Ain't Nothing Shakin'
36 The Heartbreakers: Ain't Nothin' Shakin'
37 Stan Vincent with The Del Satins: Angel By My Side
38 The Beach Boys: I Do
39 The Beau Brummels: Gentle Wandering Ways
40 The Coolbreezers: The Other Night
41 The Kool Gents: Phoebe
42 Helen Raymond: My Kid's A Crooner
43 The Ronettes: Here I Sit
44 Little Miss Peggy with The Bill Parker Band: Yellow Pants (And Blue Suede Shoes)
45 Bonniwell Music Machine: Dark White


Monday, August 18, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girl Of The Week, the Swingin' Sylvie Vartan!

Sylvie Vartan started her career as a high school student, swayed by the promise that her brother, Eddie had in store for her when he promised to record her, instead of Gillian Hills. Gillian had turned him down for a record he was producing for RCA.
RCA saw stars when they saw and heard Sylvie, and made her a recording offer she couldn't refuse - Rock 'n Roll!
Here's Sylvie palling around with her friends, including Jacques Dutronc on a French TV show doing 'L'oiseau' in 1967.

If you go right to Youtube, you will notice that the footage is posted by CinnamunK - his entire roster of footage and music is all girl, and is filled with tons of great tracks. Check it out sometime!

But before you do, dig Sylvie in this fab Japanese commercial for Renown Fashions! She sings in French and Japanese! SO MOD!

Now check out the latest Crayons To Perfume where Sylvie takes center stage along with some girls in 60's rock groups, a handful of soulful sisters and a bunch of girls singin' about boys! Don't forget to stay tuned next Monday, when we have a new and super duper swingin' special ALL GIRL SURF SHOW!!!

-Crayons to Perfume is exclusive to WFUM's Rock'n Soul Ichiban! A weekly 1 hour show devoted to girls from 1960-1969 (and a handful of modern missies) hosted by Glynis Ward, DJ girlgroupgirl

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bottle Up and Go Do the Hunch!

(aka Vocal Group 45 of the Week!)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girls of the Week are the Bouffant Bronx Bombshells the Chiffons!

The Chiffons were from the Bronx, and met at James Monroe High School and from 1963-1965 they made a string of wonderful records that are cherished by so many lovers of the girl group sounds. The Chiffons also have some very surprising songs that are lesser known like the crazed Bo-Diddley influenced 'ABC 123' and the unusually atmospheric 'Mystic Voice'.
Starting with a more classic girl group style, here's 'I Have A Boyfriend'.

Crayons to Perfume explores all sides of the Chiffon's in their first three LP's, including 'Nobody Knows What's Going On In My Mind'- which sounds more like it was written with the Shangri-las in mind than the Chiffons. It's not what you really expect from a classic teen girl-group - but then again, the Chiffons could really pull some surprises! Check out this live footage, and then check out this week's show!!

This week's Crayons To Perfume features the Chiffons, a handful of garage girls, solo girls and a back to school serenade!