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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Ichiban Invades Fool's Paradise With Rex!

 A good time was had by all at the WFMU record fair yesterday.  Thanks to Rex for letting us spin our scores on Fool's Paradise!  Come on down to 79 Franklin Street today for more fun and excitement.  Pro tip: don't miss the Numero Group pop-up shop across the street.

Relive the magic!

Rex, Debbie D, Pat K, Mellissa Jean

Thomas, Matt M, Nitty Gritty Tania
Debbie D

Rex, Pat K, DA the DJ, Andrew Sandavol

Rex and MJ

Polish food!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Get dressed up and stomp your way over to Ichiban tonight at 8pm EDT as Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K returns for another edition of high-stepping hipshaking rock & soul! Pat K will be getting his last licks in before heading down to the WFMU 2018 Record Fair this weekend! Tune in, turn it up, and step lively to the shaking sounds! Click here for the livestream, playlist, chat, and archive!

And don't forget to tune into Fool's Paradise with Rex this Saturday from 1-3pm on WFMU to hear Pat K and a mess of other Ichibaners drop in and spin a few of their favorite finds as Rex broadcasts live from the record fair! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hasil Adkins - Leaves and Autumn Tape

Here is a tape of Hasil's music that I don't believe has ever been released before. And the few songs that have been released are different recordings. In fact, on one track you can hear rain falling in the background. I'm assuming all of these were recorded in Hasil's shack in West Virginia. I got this tape from his girlfriend about 3 or 4 years ago.

April was Hasil's death month and birth month, so it's a great time to listen to his music and think about what a fascinating life he led.

So sit back, eat some meat and maybe have an adult beverage or two. Listen to some "late night music," and celebrate the life and legacy of the World's Greatest Guitarist and One Man Band....

(now don't go bootlegging this, it's free to all. download it, throw it on your device and enjoy)

LEAVES_AND_AUTUMN_tape (listen/download)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Return of the Watusi -- The Real Nitty Gritty tonight on ICHIBAN

Return of the Watusi - Tune in for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00 on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN: all you can eat savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records -- then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Memphis Rent Party with Robert Gordon!

Tune in to the Gaylord Fields show on Sunday, April 22ed for an interview with Robert Gordon!  NY book signing TBA.

Sam Phillips credit Ted Barron
The Best In Memphis has gone and released a book of mostly unpublished profiles of some of the characters that have defined the Memphis music scene.  From Furry Lewis to Jerry Lee Lewis, it's a peak into the chaos of life in a small southern town during the birth of rock 'n' soul and beyond.  It's a must for any self-respecting fan of Ichiban.

Check out some of the music mentioned in the book on Fat Possum Records!

And be sure to check out everything from Robert.  It Came From Memphis is a great place to start.  Don't miss the 3 CD set!

Other books

Big Star: Keep An Eye On The Sky liner notes

Paul Westerburg and Alex Chilten Credit Ted Barron

Ghosts Of Stax Past - Tapes recovered from the dumpster outside of Stax!!!

The Road To Memphis - An episode of Martin Scorsese's "The Blues"

All Day and All Night is available via Amazon Prime Video.

Very Extremely Dangerous, about Jerry McGill, Memphis' own personal outlaw is available to rent on Vudu.

Stranded In Canton

Johnny Cash's America

Shakespeare Was A Big George Jones Fan

Best Of Enemies

Bonus:  Dewey Phillips  WHBQ

Robert's tips for Clarksdale, Miss. and Memphis, Tenn.

Listen to the archive of Gaylord Fields' interview with Robert Gordon.

Hands Off!

Ladies, do you ever feel like your friend is trying to take your man from you? Tonight on Crayons to Perfume! the girls have the best advice for thwarting the thieves of hearts including stern warnings, dropping all your girlfriends, and in the case of Dee Dee Sharp - ignoring all advice and becoming the housebreaker herself! Breakers of hearts and homes better keep their hands off, today on Crayons to Perfume! 7pm Eastern, 4 Pacific right here on the Home of Rock'n'Soul, WFMU's Rock'n'Soul Ichiban!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Biff Bang Pow

Biff, Bang, POW — We’re back this evening with a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty at 7pm ET: savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records, then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Another Mar-V-Lus episode of MAKE WITH THE SHAKE, tonight at 8pm EDT!

Make with the Shake with DJ Pat K returns tonight at 8pm EDT for another episode of hip-swinging soul, garage, r&b, and all the other good weird wax you need to get through your Thursday night! Click HERE to tune into the livestream starting at 8pm, get in on the chat, see the playlist, and listen to the archive if you miss the live broadcast!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Big Hand, Little Hand: Get right down to The Real Nitty Gritty

Big Hand, Little Hand: Get down tonight with a new episode of  The Real Nitty Gritty at 7pm ET: savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records, then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00