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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Long Live Bobby Jameson

Bobby Jameson’s entire life is a rather bizarre story of making it, and breaking – opportunities that led nowhere, opportunists who took advantage of a desperate, artistic genius who had a sensitive, rather tortured soul. He was exploited and then rather forgotten – partly because his most well known recordings “Songs of Protest and Anti-Protest” were made under the name Chris Lucey and partly for his need to exit from manipulative “manager” Tony Alamo.
Bobby Jameson passed away this week, but he left a strong impression on those who he’d had some contact with – and those who have heard his musical output from the 60’s which covers just about every style of music from the era including the folk-rock filled “Songs of Protest and Anti-Protest”, movin’ rhythm and blues rocker “Viet-Nam”, pop like “All I want is my Baby”(with some of the Stones) then his pop-sike solo material with Curt Boettcher.
Bobby dropped out of theu popular music scene for many years until he realized that some people had not forgotten and others had discovered his music and loved it.

My favorite record he released was a collaboration with Frank Zappa - Roogalator -

Bobby left us with fascinating youtube channel filled with his music, older and newer and an even more fascinating blog

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Whig Out! Is goin' back to New York City! at 8pm Tonight!

Whig Out! is back for the 2nd installment, filling in while the Fringe Factory takes a little break. We've been to NYC and back, so 10tonight we feature some of our NYC faves as well as North West Whomp! and other faves. Listen now!

You can catch the first Whig Out here!

It's Girl Group Gold! Tonite on Crayons to Perfume! with the Supremes At 7pm

Crayons to Perfume! Mixes known and obscure girl groups at 7pm each Wednesday, but tonight we're going GOLD with the best known girl group numbers to make it to #1 or to get a gold record - starting with the Supremes, our girls of the week! Hum along with all your can find them here, in our archive!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sings The Blues

Pull it! Pull it! Pull it! THE REAL NITTY GRITTY tonight at 7PM ET

Tune in to the WFMU Ichiban Webstream for a Sunday smorgasbord of slop!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Re-Reality of Air Fried Fringe Factory at 8, tonite!

You loved it the first time around, now love it again, and get fringin' fried with the lykes of the Driving Stupid, Pretty Things the Blue Things...see the playlist here! and check out the show on Ichiban Stream or Tune In Radio!


Ellie G. and Friends Sing Silly Songs on Crayons To Perfume! at 7

Some of the most fun girl-group songs are the silly ones! Tonight we've got a show filled with silly songs and silly lyrics: those with the Too Ta Tah's, Doo Doo Dums and La Tee Dahs! Check out all the silly!

Come to Baby's All Right in Brooklyn for Sh-Boom on Friday May 15th and grab yourself one of our pinbacks and dance to girl groups for FREE!

Monday, May 11, 2015

"This is the Post Office 'Dial-a-Disc' Service..."

The Dial-a-Disc service -- introduced in 1966 -- by which U.K. residents could phone in and hear songs recorded by engineers from 7" records onto continuous loop reel-to-reel. Music was played back to the caller by an EA9A machine originally designed to handle high call volume during cricket Test Matches and repurposed in the off-season months to share pop 45s by phone.

Photo: Dial-a-Disc Rack © 1977 John Lamble.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Get Right Down!

To the REAL NITTY GRITTY tonight at 7pm et!
All the greasy, vinyl slop you care to eat on the Ichiban webstream
Do yourself a favor and end the weekend right!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Programming Alert!

We have a new show on the WFMU Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban webstream!  Wind down your weekend with The Real Nitty Gritty every Sunday night from 7-8 PM with your DJs Nitty Gritty Tania and Thomas Torment!  And don't forget Crayons To Perfume, Wednesday at 7 PM followed by Fringe Factory at 8, Live From The Admiral with Dr. Filth for your Saturday night dance party needs and Debbie Does WFMU to take you into the weekend on Friday afternoons at 4.  Play it loud at work and annoy the squares!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wild and Way Out Sounds on the Fringe Factory at 8pm!

We've always got your wild and way out 60's sounds on the Fringe Factory, and tonight the Q65 lead the way and the Painted Ship, Zakary Thaks, and Bohemian Vendetta follow. More new Sonics sounds round it all out! Check us out either on Tune In Radio or on the pop up player at where you can also use the link for our playlist and comments to enter the chat room and hang out with us!

The girls sing about Mama, on Crayons to Perfume! 7pm

That's little Richard Whig and his Mom Marti in 1969!

Today on Crayons To Perfume! The girls sing about their Mamas, on our tribute to Mothers Day show (a few days early). Like any self-centered teenager, the girls mostly end up singing about themselves... but we'll let Mama get a few words in herself. Check out the video below, and listen to Crayons to Perfume!