Thursday, May 1, 2014

Gin & Bourbon

Gin And Bourbon
My Babe

Here's both sides of a solidly rockin' mid-1960s effort from the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia.  The top side's a booze-oriented tribute to / rip-off of The Newbeats' big 1964 hit Bread And Butter and the flip's the Little Walter standard.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Iceman Cometh To Atlanta

Jerry Butler, St. John & The Cardinals and Grover Mitchell at Atlanta's Kitten's Korner, Februrary, 1968.

Things could be far, far worse.

Monday, January 13, 2014

WSB is on the air

Jim Wesley mans the DJ booth at Atlanta's WSB radio station, 1957.  Via the Georgia State University Library Archives, file #LBP48-196a.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Where I'd Like To Have Spent Christmas Forty-Seven Years Ago

The Imperial Hotel at 355 Peachtree Street in Atlanta was home to a succession of nightclubs in the old days, and my fellow Ichiban stalwart Greg G has shared many great ads for them in the past, both here and at his invaluable Atlanta Time Machine site. But to the best of my knowledge, he doesn't have this particular one!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Let's Go To Strollsville

 Boots Brown & The Blockbusters  -  Let's Go To Strollsville  (2:20)

1962 – The Sandy Springs High Class of ‘62 dances at the Marietta Country Club, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's photo Tumblr.  The original caption?  "Those of the Charleston era puzzled? This is ‘The Stroll."

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Super Heavy Blues Express

Forty-two years ago today in downtown Atlanta, the Super Heavy Blues Express came to town.  And what a truly astonishing line-up -  Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson and Al Hibbler, with Jelly Roll as an added attraction.

Via the pages of Atlanta's radical underground newspaper The Great Speckled Bird and the Georgia State University Library Archives.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wynonie Harris, 1958

From the JET archives.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Dixie Fun Barn Gang

Originating at WPDQ in Jacksonville, Fla., These folks performed on WAGA in Atlanta from September 1946 to December 1948. From there, they traveled to WQAM in Miami, then back to Atlanta on WGST from October 1949 to JAnuary 1950. Tommy Trent would subsequently join the Louisiana Hayride. Apologies to Tex Anderson and/or his descendants for the ink blot Partly obscuring his face... that's how I found it.
(above information courtesy of Pickin' On Peachtree: A History

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ice Cold Ichiban

As seen yesterday at the yearly Drive Invasion festival in Atlanta, Ga.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ichiban Caption Contest!

It's time for an Ichiban Caption Contest! If you win, you will receive an Ichiban Prize Pack that is guaranteed to make you the envy of all your friends and neighbors. Leave your caption in the comments section. If you're truly comically gifted, feel free to enter multiple times.

Ichiban hostess Debbie D is the judge and the deadline is Monday at noon.

Photo courtesy of Special Collections Department, Georgia State University.

Editor's Note:  Please, keep it classy

And the winner is: 

That picture doesn't need a caption!!

Sent in by Eegah!! and Tabonga!

Congratulations and thanks for entering. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Food For The Soul

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Kim Sisters, 1962

The Kim Sisters are seen here in a promo photo from an ad touting their 1962 trip to Atlanta. More here.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Be Smart. Don't Drink Moonshine.

Via flickr user: Sudphoto.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Paschal's Atlanta.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Chubby Checker At The Domino Club, January 1966

Wino Hippie Free To Lead Demonstration (Atlanta)

Is this the finest paragraph ever concocted by the Associated Press or what?
"An estimated 600 hippies and winos were expected to march. That is, if enough hippies are awake by 9a.m. when the march is planned, and if too many winos aren't still in jail."

Associated Press, Rome (Georgia) News-Tribune, Oct. 1970. Go here to see some vintage photos of the Atlanta park where the hippies and winos were planning their protest.