WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

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
http://wfmu.org/playlists/RG

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The Best In Memphis has gone and released a book of mostly unpublished profiles of some of the characters that have defined the Memphis music scene.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
http://wfmu.org/playlists/RG

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
http://wfmu.org/playlists/RG

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Come on Home

Come on Home to The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7pm ET: savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotra  sh records, then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00 http://wfmu.org/playlists/RG

Friday, March 16, 2018

Dance Floor Essential!


Icky Renrut - Ho Ho

(Icky Renrut, of course, being Ike Turner's anagram-pseudonym. Turner used this name to record sides with the Steven label, while still under contract with Sun Records.)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tonight - "Make with the Shake" Marathon Madness week 2!



Tonight on Ichiban it's a certified 4-alarm swag avalanche as Make with the Shake returns for another week of marathon madness and giveaways! In addition to all the amazing marathon swag available to pledgers (including DJ Pat K's exclusive marathon premium disc "Oh God, It Hurts!: Agonizing Rock & Soul about Pain, Illness, and Affliction", pictured above), Pat will also be giving away some amazing wax from Norton Records, including a copy of Not Now by the A-Bones and the fantastic early r&b comp The Golden Groups: The Best of Norton Records, vol 1, and more! Pledges of $20 and more get entered to win the prizes, you gotta be in it to win it! Tune in tonight at 8pm EST for the fun, click here for the live stream, playlist, and chatboard, and CLICK HERE to get those pledges in! WFMU and Ichiban need your help!

"The Rooster", from Not Now by the A-Bones

"Jelly Bean" by The Dreamtones, from The Golden Groups: The Best of Norton Records , Vol. 1

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fringe Factory Feeds Your Head with it's Marathon Show #2!


The WFMU 2018 Marathon continues! Tonight at 8pm ET; The Fringe Factory Radio Show with DJ Vikki Vaden FEEDS YOUR HEAD and MESSES UP YOUR MIND with a special set of all GROOVY, all modern Garage & Psychedelic bands!
Tune in after Crayons to Perfume and help WFMU continue to support all the NOW bands and labels that it does by making a pledge via the widget at the top of tonight's playlist page at: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/77887 or at wfmu.org! And don't forget to credit The Fringe Factory while you're at it!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Real Nitty Gritty!

Tonight at 7:00 The Real Nitty Gritty spins the round sounds and WFMU's 2018 Fundraising Marathon continues. Support the #1 and oldest freeform radio station in the nation by pledging your support during the show and you could win fabulous prizes from Norton Records
https://pledge.wfmu.org/donate?program=RG&step=landing
TONIGHT's GIVEAWAYS for your pledge of $20 or more:
*Wolf Call! Tall Cool Ones From The Vaults Of Golden Crest!
*Del Shannon ‎– Move It On Over
*Sand Surfin' (Border Town Rock N' Roll 1964-67)
+$20 donations to any Ichiban show or the Ichiban stream - you get access to the Do The Dirty Dog comp put together by the Queen of Ichiban DebbieD. with cover art by the wonderful Melissa Jean Gibson!

add