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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Ichiban Halloween Special


Friday, October 30, 2015

Saturday Morning Cartoons - Halloween Edition

Instrumental 45 of the Week!

JUNGLE_FEVER! (listen/download)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

October 31st - 6 PM

Join us for the Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban Halloween Special!  Starting at 6 PM, your ghost hosts will be providing your trick or treat soundtrack.  You'll hear monster hits from What's Happening?!?!, Crayons To Perfume, Fringe Factory, Diesel Smoke & Dangerous Curves, Debbie Does WFMU, The Real Nitty Gritty, special ghost Jordan from Weird-O-Matic Wax a new show from DJ GirlGroupGirl & Richard Whig, Whig Out and finally a Midnight Monster Hop with Live From The Admiral & Dr. Filth.  Tell all your Ghoul Friends!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mind Melting Monster Hop and Graveyard Mash at 8pm!

Monster Mash and Grave Yard Hop - the 60's garage psych time machine of the Fringe Factory takes you there tonight at 8 on Ichiban and don't forget to tune into Ichiban starting at 6 on Halloween!!!

Spooky girls this Evening on Crayons to Perfume! 7pm

At 7, in the cool of the evening tune into WFMU's rock'n'soul Ichiban for some SPOOKY girls! Then tune in again on the 31st at 6 for an entire night filled with the scariest, ickiest Ichiban ills and chills and Halloween thrills!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Saturday, October 31st. 6 PM -

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lookie There! THE REAL NITTY GRITTY tonight at 7PM ET on Ichiban!

Tune in here:

Friday, October 23, 2015

Singles Going Steady

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Tune in to Debbie Does WFMU today from 7-8 PM for some 45s I've never played on the air before.

Ichiban Saiko!!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ichiban Halloween Special

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Freak Out with the Fringe Factory! 8pm tonite

Freak Out with the Fringe Factory tonite at 8 pm! click to listen! ->

The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

All self respecting Ichibaners will want to pick up this new book from Peter Guralnick about the life of our hero, Sam Phillips!  Peter will be in NYC on November 23rd at the Strand Bookstore.

Gene Simmons - Call Sam

DJ's Choice on Crayons to Perfume! 7pm Wed.

Playing whatever I want, as long as they are girls! Join me here at 7pm tonite!

Instrumental 45 of the Week!

HAND_FULL_OF_BLOOD! (listen/download)

Monday, October 19, 2015

Send Greg Germani A Vintage Post Card!

Here's an update on our good pal, Greg Germani.  As many of you know, he was run over on his bicycle on the way home from work last year.  He's still at home recovering and I think he would really enjoy hearing from all of us here at Ichiban.

Greg Germani
PO Box 846
Atlanta, Georgia

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Tonight at 7:00 on Ichiban: The REAL NITTY GRITTY's servin' up some SOUL FOOD mmmmmmmm

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Haunted Halloween

Trashy Trailers Vol. 1

Just in time for Halloween, enjoy 101 horror & sleaze movie trailers from the Ichiban era.  And don't forget to tune in to Ichiban on Saturday, Oct. 31st at 6 PM for the dusk to dawn - trick or treat explosion!

instrumentala 45 of the Week!

PANIC! (listen/download)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Benny Joseph Photographs At ICP!

Don't miss!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Fringe Factory Goes OUT of Their HEADS...WAY GONE!

Halloween Archives

Don't miss this incredible archive of spooky radio/tv shows from the archives.

Ups and Downs with Ruby Johnson & The Girls Crayons to Perfume! 7pm Wed

The girls are here at 7pm Wednesday! Dig it!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Don't You Know Yockomo ???

Huey "Piano" Smith, owner of a black belt in gobbledygook, was at the top of his game in Don't You Know Yockomo.

The other day my friend Pete Menchetti spun a cool version I didn't know, by cute New Zealander Dinah Lee. It cracks me up to hear her make her way (rather effectively for a kiwi) through Huey's goofy New Orleans lyrics. Her version reached #1 in Australia and New Zealand in 1964. And here's a nice live clip.

According to this blog, the Y-word comes from "Jockomo" as found in the song cut in 1953 by James "Sugar Boy" Crawford : Jock-A-Mo.

That number was later a hit for the Dixie Cups as Iko Iko. Here's a live clip.

And to bring one more cute chick into this blog, here's a French adaptation by Julie D. and its charming clip (unfortunately out of sync)*.

Bonus track : Casey Jones and the Governors, a second-rate British beat band, tries their best to do Yockomo, but loses the groove.

They nonetheless continued their campaign to bring Huey's music to the British public with a somewhat more successful cover of Don't You Just Know It. But even their clever renaming as Don't Ha Ha was not sufficient to make it a hit. And if that's not enough, here's a live clip !

* As a particularly astute reader pointed out, the chicks in the Julie D. clip are actually the Parisiennes.