WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!

Wild_Kisses! (listen/download)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wednesday at 8 - Andy Rasmussen & San Diego Girls on Crayons to Perfume!

The Groves family, and Andy Rasmussen (in the plaid shirt) with GME/Musette Records - their family legacy.

Today on Crayons to Perfume! my special guest will be San Diego musician, music historian and record collector. Andy and I met in the early 90's, back when we published fanzines. Andy was one of the founding members of the legendary surf & instro combo the Bomboras, along with San Diego psych outfit the Loons. We finally met when the Loons played at Fuzz Fest in Atlanta, and now we are living in the same city! Andy was also in the latin influenced Americana Sleepwalkers and now has Action Andy & The Hi Tones and his own Relampa-go go Records label. A few months ago Andy surprised me by asking if I knew any of the San Diego girls. GIRL "s". There was more than one? Actually I didn't really know of any, to me they had just been Southern California girls - and so it was agreed that Andy should join me on Crayons to Perfume! to spin a few of his San Diego girls, some of which will be on his forthcoming compilation album 'Look Out!' - the history of San Diego Rock'n'Roll. Many of the girls today come from National City - a suburb of San Diego, and it's closely neighboring Imperial Beach, both booming in the mid-60's. The best known group within the city was probably The Accents, featuring singer Sandi Rouse from Mount Helix High School in the suburb of La Mesa. They released a handful of records Here's one of their slower numbers from 1964.

Also featured today is singer Jamie Horton who had a varied career, starting as a child singer in the 50's releasing records under her real name Gayla Peevey, in Oklahoma. Gayla eventually attended San Diego State University where she changed her stage name to Jamie Horton and released a few more records before getting married and starting her own advertising company.

We'll also hear Angie Kay with her group the Keys who released two singles for San Diego's Globe label in 1962, both with a teen girl group sound.

Tune in Wednesday at 8, right HERE! for San Diego Girls!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Whig Out! Sunday at 8 pm

Whig Out! today at 8 with Pepperisms, Good Timey 60's music that doesn't suck! plus volumes of fuzz featuring Louisianna's Local Traffic, Argentinian's Los Walkers and Chilean's Los Mac's, perennial faves The Seeds, plus Oregon's first Bros the New Tweedy Bros, and Glynis' #1 favorite band, Paul Revere & The Raiders! Only on WFMU's Rock'n'Soul Ichiban!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!

500_Pound_Canary! (listen/download)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Crayons to Perfume! Modern Mavens and 60's Swingers!

It's Girls! Girls! Girls! tonight, with djgirlgroupgirl on Crayons to Perfume! at 7pm Eastern, 4 Pacific with Modern Mavens and 60's swingers! I've got some of my fave modern girls with that 60's sound - all-girl surfers La Luz, French psychsters Liminanas, the fanastic Le Chica Ye Ye, plus girls in the garage from Las Kassettes, The Jackets, The Maggie's Marshmallows, and soul with Suzy Chunk and Groovy Uncle, and the Excitements. All that PLUS swingin' 60's sisters like Gia Matteo, Bernadette, Sheila, Fabienne and Joanne Campbell. Tune in right here and make sure tune in again next week when my special guest will be Action Andy Rasmussen formerly of the Bomboras, Loons, Sleepwalkers etc. and of current - Action Andy and the Hi Tones. Andy is a fellow record collector and will be releasing Look Out! The San Diego Music Scene 1958-1973 in 2017 - the first compilation from the surprisingly large catalog of the History of San Diego rock'n'roll. Andy brings his San Diego sweeties to the show - you won't want to miss it!

Monday, June 12, 2017

TODAY! Join DJ Andrew Sandoval for COME TO THE SUNSHINE at 3pm (pacific)/6pm (eastern) broadcast by WFMU's Rock & Soul Ichiban!

This all new show spotlights the songs of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, with rare selections by Max Frost & The Troopers; The Stained Glass; Barry Mann; Paul Revere & The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay; Del Shannon; Keith Allison; Chad & Jeremy; Dave Berry; The Paris Sisters; The Ronettes; Nino Tempo & April Stevens; The Executives; The Lovin’ Spoonful; The Crystals; Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders; The Beach Boys; The Everly Brothers; Twice As Much with Vashti; Harper's Bizarre; Bergen White; Barry Gordon; The Monkees; Dusty Springfield; Neil McArthur; The Animals; The Shadows; Bruce & Terry; The Dave Clark Five; The New Dawn; Mama Cass; Lulu; Herman's Hermits; The Fortunes; Nancy Priddy; The Will-o-bees

Sunday, June 11, 2017

CLAP YOUR HANDS! The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7PM on Ichiban!

The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00PM ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! Then Whig Out! at 8:00 Pop up player, playlists and live comments here:

Back To The Batcave

In memory of the late Adam West, here's an updated version of a popular compilation from 2010.  This re-up includes five bonus Bat-tracks!

CLICK HERE for a load of GUANO!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!

Big_Foot! (listen/download)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Join DJ Andrew Sandoval for Come To The Sunshine this Monday, June 5 at 3pm (pacific)/6pm (eastern) broadcast by WFMU's Rock & Soul Ichiban!

He'll be spinning twenty 1960's singles direct from mono vinyl by: Click; Hudsen Bay Co.; Hedgehoppers Anonymous; Tony Jackson; Matthew Moore Plus Four; One; Bennie Thomas; The Oxfords; The "D"-Men; Bryllig & The Nymbol Swabes; San Francisco Earthquake; The Moon Rakers; Hank Shifter; The Others; The Trophies; The Loose Ends; The Music Fair; Friday Brown; Noah’s Ark; Forever Children

In part two, Andrew lifts the lid on Billy Fury's incredible archive of late 1960's recordings for EMI. Fury rocks, pops and definitely pop-psych's through a number of under-appreciated and initially unissued sides.

Whig Out!

Today, the Whig Out! celebrates Rodney Bingenheimer who drew so many parallels between the 60's music he grew up with and the new music he championed, especially in the late 70's and early 80's. We're also bringing all the 60's punk, folk-rock & modern garage you expect each week. Tune in right here

And now watch real closely to see if you can catch a young Rodney in the Monkees!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Make With The Shake tonight at 8pm EST

Tonight, Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K returns to flip your wig & turn your sweater vest inside-out! Tune in at 8pm EST for the finest selection of 45rpm earsplitters & heavy-hitters! Catch tonight's stream, chat, and playlist right here!

Knuckle Dragger 45 of the week!

Presenting the first in a weekly series of "music to torture your friends by" (or enemies, whichever works). "The Knuckle Dragger," a word used to describe the oddball, the sick, the twisted, the irritating (to some)....Enjoy! Or not....

Pungfoo!!! (listen/download)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Crayons to Perfume! plays Games

Today djgirlgroupgirl has got Little Eva's little sis, Idalia Boyd plus the all-girl Pandoras, Mary Weiss, the sunshine pop Sunshine Highway and little Toni Wine, who was signed to Allegro music by Don Kirshner, when she was only 14 years old! Here's a great interview with Toni! who was a fine little singer, but an even better songwriter - she wrote 'Groovy Kind of Love' and was one of the Archies. Tune in here at 7pm Eastern, 4 Pacific.

Monday, May 29, 2017

DEBUT: Monday 6-8pm EASTERN Come To The Sunshine with DJ Andrew Sandoval

TODAY @6pm Eastern: Andrew Sandoval’s “Come To The Sunshine” is a trip to the Grammy-nominated producer’s record room. The producer and compiler of entries in the legendary Nuggets series hand picks vinyl 45’s for your listening pleasure.

This week hear rare spins of The Surprise Package; The Tony Jackson Group; The Power Plant; Freddy Cannon; The Avengers; Merrell Fankhauser & Hms Bounty; M.F.Q.; Patrick & Paul; The Bachelors; Kenny Everett; The Oxfords; Robin Kingsley; The Pineapple Heard; The Bluebeards; The Uglys; The Second City Sound; Herbie's People; Billy J. Kramer; The Wheelbarrow; Richard Kim Milford.

In part two, Andrew turns the Sunshine spotlight on to The Knickerbockers for an hour of their fantastic work. The show will be heard every Monday on WFMU’s Rock & Soul Ichiban at 3pacific/6eastern/11pm GMT.

Join us on the playlist!  Live at showtime.

The Knickerbockers are coming!!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

SCREW DRIVER! The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7PM on ICHIBAN!

The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00PM ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! Then Whig Out! at 8:00

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MAKE WITH THE SHAKE with DJ Pat K tonight at 8pm EST

Grab your skull, your flaming torch, your pet python, and your best pals and tune in to another episode of "Make With The Shake" with head toughguy DJ Pat K! The shaking begins at 8pm EST on the only station crazy enough to allow it, Ichiban!  Click here for the live playlist and pop-up player!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Let Yourself Go! On Tonight's Fringe Factory Radio Show!

This week WFMU Ichiban DJ Vikki Vaden spins the coolest.brand new Garage, Punk & Psychedelic Rock'n'Roll singles from Archie & the Bunkers, Oh! GunQuit, The Hall Monitors, Aussies Los Tones & The Pinheads & more! Plus lots of fuzzy & groovy garage & pysch nuggets from 1966 to now! Tune into's Ichiban stream, turn up the volume, get lit and catch it live at 8pm ET or here the archived version after here on the show's playlist page:


Duped Darlings lament lost love and double crossing dames dump the dudes they dated tonight on Crayons to Perfume! featuring a double dose of Reparata & the Delrons - dyoens of dump-dom, Philly-ite Suzy Clark and a handful of girls in the garage, girl groups the Corlettes, Chiffons and Chantels plus the all girl Swedish sensations Mak les Soeurs - the M-A-K- Sisters Agneta, Margareta and Karen all the way from Sweden with their garagey girl harmonies and folk-rockish guitars on their minor key masterpiece ‘Once More’. Forming in 1966, the trio released 10 singles and EP’s on Cupol Records (and some on their German subsidiary) until 1970 when they decided to pursue their respective careers. Here the girls are covering the Tages 'Too Many Girls'

Tune in to Crayons to Perfume! at 7pm Eastern, 4 Pacific or listen through the archive anytime!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

WAHOO! The Real Nitty Gritty - tonight at 7PM on WFMU'S Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban!

WAHOO! -- The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00PM ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! Then Whig Out! at 8:00
Playlist and pop up player here:

On Target with the Whig Out! Sunday at 8pm

Your triple threat Sundays start with DJ Roulette - a revolving door of dj's playing host with the most - the most rock'n'soul! In the evenings you can end your week with The Real Nitty Gritty and then the Whig Out! Sunday at 8pm take a bit outta the Whig Out! Richard and Glynis are right on target with the rawest and raunchiest garage sounds that abound, like the Alarm Clocks. Now, the Alarm Clocks go by the old addage, if the clock ain't broke, don't fix it. They sound pretty much today like they did back in their day - 1965 when 3 high school kids in Parma, Ohio scraped together enough dough to head into the studio to record their 1st 45. Trouble is, they only had one song to record! Putting their heads and three chords together, they came up with the snotty teen punk ode "Yeah" - filled with the crashy clash of poorly recorded drums, and a time straining tempo - almost two and a half minutes of hormonal hollering. Fast forward your clock 40 years - when fellow Ohio-ite and record collecting nut Tom Fallon puts the Alarm Clocks back together to record 'The Time Has Come' - the Alarm Clocks first offical full album which sounds pretty much exactly like the group did in 1966 - check out the track Ramona that Richard has in store for you, she just may be the girl that 'Yeah!' was written about! Now check out this great article on San Diego's own Id a bunch of geeky 13 year old barefoot beach bums who got their start (and finish) yowling at their local teen clubs.

The Alarm Clocks

Thursday, May 18, 2017

GET THE SHAKES! Make with the Shake tonight at 8pm EST

Tonight at 8pm EST on Ichiban, Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K returns for another hour of wax that bites back! 45rpm thrillers & killers every Thursday night after Diesel Smoke & Dangerous Curves... get the shakes!!!

Playlist, archives, & pop-up player right here:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Crayons To Perfume! 7pm

The girls are at Ichiban every Wednesday at 7pm for Crayons to Perfume! and this week, host djgirlgroupgirl brings you some of her newest finds and favorites and plus you can win a copy of the new girl group compilation album HONEYBEAT! so tune in, and join in the conversation to win at on the Rock'n'Soul Ichiban stream - just look for the link for playlist and comments...and get ready to answer the skill testing question!!

Honeybeat features the eldest of the Franklin girls - Erma, and I don't Want No Mama's Boy - recorded during Erma's short sojourn at Epic Records, a stand out song for Erma, who for the most part liked to stick to fairly straight ahead material which was highly gospel influenced although she did have her contemporary favorites like Jackie Verdelle, Gladys Knight and Dionne Warwick - who all dabbled in adult contemporary soul. Heartbroken after finding out that her earliest musical experiences with Motown ended with her being no more than a demo singer, Erma learned to live in two worlds. Her father insisted she get a college education which she did, and had something to fall back on. Her degree came in handy after leaving the Lloyd Price Orchestra (where she sang after her contract with Epic ended) and then again when Shout records owner Bert Berns died suddenly, in the midst of her top 10 R&B hit with "Take Another Piece of My Heart". Never one to quit, Erma continued her day job and moonlighted at her fourth label, Brunswick while releasing "Her Name Is Erma" - one of my favorite albums of the 60's.

Today you'll hear Erma, and plenty of girls and girl groups from around the world, all from the 60's. 7pm Eastern, 4 Pacific Rock'n'Soul Ichiban!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

DO THE... The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7PM ET on Ichiban!!!

The Real Nitty Gritty! Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! Playlist and pop up player here:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Get DOWN WITH IT! At the Fringe Factory with DJ Vikki V! Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Get Down with It! Songs to Make You Move and Groove!
DJ Vikki Vaden takes us in her Rock-N-Roll Time Machine to 1966 & back with some killer garage-punk songs to unleash some energy and then a full on dance party with tunes to get you groovin' & movin'! Shake that money-maker Fringers! With The Woggles, Monks,Schizophonics, Red Kross, The Sonics, Mitch Ryder, Hannibal, Question Mark, Roy Head & more PLUS new songs by The Reverberations & The Betrayers too!
Live Playlist, Stream & Archive at :

Sunday, May 7, 2017

THE HOOTCH! The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7PM on Ichiban!

The Real Nitty Gritty 7PM - Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! Then Whig Out! at 8:00
Playlist and pop up player here:

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tonight! | MAKE with the SHAKE | Thursdays at 8!

Starting tonight Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K goes weekly, spinning hair-raising rock & soul for discerning freeks every Thursday from 8-9pm EST! Tune into tonight's episode here and GET THE SHAKES!!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Billy Miller Forever Memorial Celebration

Saturday April 29 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg is a night you do not want to miss.

Billy Miller was a true rock'n'roll guru. Already a feverish record collector and zine writer he founded with his soul-mate Miriam Linna, Kicks magazine in the late 1970s. From there he formed the legendary groups The Zantees and The A-Bones. And if that wasn't enough for a rock'n'souler, he and Miriam opened up Norton Records, with the release of Hasil Adkins' "Out To Hunch" in 1986. He lived and breathed "fandom."

Friends and fans pay tribute to the man who paved the way...

Join in this Saturday in a shivaree for the ages! 

Featuring Lenny Kaye, Reigning Sound, Peter Zaremba, Roy Loney, Andy Shernoff, Mick Collins and so many more! 

All proceeds from this show go to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation

Buy your tickets here!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Gettin' High at the Fringe Factory!

GET HIGH with the Fringe Factory! This time we’re going to do it ALL..SONICALLY that is! With these rare tunes about getting' stoned, wasted, tripping' out, comin' on, sped up, shot up, wasted & then falling down for your 4-20 any day! And of course; it all starts with the Dealer, so there's songs about them too! Click & take a TRIP with DJ Vikki Vaden in her Rock-N-Roll Time Machine. Be careful though...because once you listen YOU JUST CAN'T STOP!
Playlist & player here in the WFMU archive:
or listen via the Fringe Factory Mixcloud page!

(this show originally aired 4/19/17 on WFMU Rock-N-Soul Ichiban)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

WFMU's 2017 Record Fair

Don't miss the WFMU Record Fair April 28-30 at the Brooklyn Expo Center!

Record dealers with their hot wax need your dollars. And it all helps support WFMU too!

Don't miss Saturday's live broadcasts from the fair featuring...

Live performances from Bloodshot Bill, Atlantic Thrills, Baby Shakes and Ronnie Fujiyama of the's!

Details here:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jean Thomas - Singer, Songwriter, Session girl Extraordinaire!

Jean Thomas unwittingly became one of the most heard voices in the early 60's girl group era - her sweet sounds with the teen style voice are those you often hear as the back up shooby doo wahs on so many girl group records, but Jean sang back ups for the guys too! Jean started as a solo artist, but soon came to the attention of Bob Crewe, who was putting together the Rag Dolls - his girl group answer to the 4 Seasons. Jean's high range and sweet sounds filled the bill for a falsetto lead, and she became the voice of the Rag Dolls, the Cheese Cakes, the Surfer Girls and so many more. She's also the voice behind Neil Diamond's earlier hits, the Beach Nuts and really too many more to count. You can read a lot more about Jean here! and also here and tune in to Crayons to Perfume! this evening at 7pm to hear Jean's voice.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Real Nitty Gritty -- tonight at 7 on ICHIBAN

Keep Your Mind On It -- The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00PM ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! Then Whig Out! at 8:00
Playlist and pop up player here:

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sunday 11am | Pat K returns to DJ Roulette!

Tune in Sunday morning as DJ Pat K makes a return visit to "DJ Roulette" with a set of 100%-certified wigflippers from 11am-12pm EST! Get down with the WOW sound at point your antennae to!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Boys! Boys! Boys!

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Join the girls at 7pm today - Boys Boys Boys! Tune in right here:

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Our special guest today on the Whig Out! is Jorge Explosion from one of Ichiban's current fave groups, Los Munjitas del Fuzz - the Little Nuns of Fuzz - from Gijon, Spain - and we're also giving away TWO copies of Munjita del Fuzz most recent single, so be sure to tune in right here today at 8, right after the Real Nitty Gritty, to WIN! Now here's a little taste of these wild uh, uhrrr, women at the Funtastic Dracula Carnival!

DJ Roulette Presents: Border Beat!

Today on DJ Roulette, the new member of the Ichiban family!

We present Reyes Rodriguez, of Norton Records, with a fantastic set of South-Western and Mexican 45s!

Don't miss this at 11am!

Border Beat is here!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Fringe Factory w/guest Mike Brandon of The Mystery Lights!

Tonight The Fringe Factory Radio Show is back with DJ Vikki V and a guest interview with lead singer/guitarist Mike Brandon of the band The Mystery Lights! Also featuring brand new music from The Schizophonics, Try Umphs, The Routes, Paint Fumes & more!  Turn it up March 29th at 8pm ET or if you miss it you can listen the archive show after at

Girl Sounds - Crayons to Perfume!

Each week, Ichiban brings you an hour of girl sounds from the sixties on Crayons to Perfume! List at 7 on Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SHHHHH! Wordless Women, today on Crayons to Perfume!

Sometimes almost silent is golden! Today, the girls hum, scream, clap, sigh, moan, ooh , ahh , la la and make the most pleasant sounds on Wordless Women, a relaxing hour of 60s and early 70's groovy girls. Tune in here at 7pm:

Monday, March 20, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry

What can possibly be said about the father to us all...

He Wrote The Rock 'n' Roll Bible

RIP Chuck Berry


WFMU made our goal!

We thank everyone who pledged to Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban! You are the greatest. We would be nuthin' without ya!

YOU will save Rock 'n' Soul!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Real Nitty Gritty -- tonight at 7:00 + WHIG OUT at 8:00

It's the last day of the WFMU Marathon! Tune in to The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7PM to hear a whole mess of records. Anyone who pledges $20 or more during the show tonight gets the chance to win one of this week's prizes: -Kill 'em and Leave- James Brown biography by James McBride OR Norton Records Early Northwest Rockers & Instrumentals.
Pledge at to keep freeform corporate-free radio alive!