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! 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

DJ Roulette Marathon Edition!

Be sure to tune in to DJ Roulette Sunday at 11 AM for a chance to win these fabulous prizes!!

Pledge $20 or more and we'll send you a Moondog magnet and a link to download my "Do The Dirty Dog" premium with 50+ songs about dogs with artwork by listener Melissa Jean!

I'll also be giving away these amazing prizes to 3 lucky pledgers!

Don't miss out!  Support your favorite radio station now!

Check out all the pledge levels and other swag over at Headquarters.

Thanks for supporting WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban

Friday, March 20, 2015

Menu For Tomorrow's Fool's Paradise Program With Rex

Pledge to Fool's Paradise!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Radio Alert!

Direct your ears to the next Fool's Paradise Program when Rex yacks it up with Gilbert Klein, author of Fat Chance.  Thrill to the story of KFAT on-air staff and how it all happened in the garlic capitol of the world!  Tune in to WFMU on Saturday 3/6 from 1-3PM EST!
Do it for Captain Biffco and the Raisin People!

Listen now!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Norton Records Invades WFMU!

This just in from Rex:  Almost a year to the dreadful day that the flood waters of Sandy nearly washed them away--Norton Records is prouder and louder!  Join Billy and Miriam as they share the events of the past year of recovery and thrill to the sounds of several new Norton releases!  Plus special guest Charles Plymell, author of Benzedrine Highway (Kicks Books) will check in and take us on a ride in his Rocket 88.  Set your radio dial to 91.1 FM and stay tuned!

This Saturday on Fool's Paradise 1-3 PM EST.

Listen to the archive.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Nick Touches On Fool's Paradise With Rex

September 3, 2011

Friday, March 29, 2013

His Name's Big Daddy

Thanks to Rex from Fool's Paradise for this killer diller dedicated to our hero.

From a deep, dark catacomb down in the Fool’s Paradise fur-lined fallout shelter comes this true Big Daddy Roth rarity courtesy of Attila and the Huns. Issued as the B-Side to their anthemic Sonics-rip “Mojo Cools”, this crunchy copy includes an autograph to “Sharon” from Attila himself!

Atilla and The Huns - My Name's Big Daddy

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Two Hour Excursion To Nowhere

Pledge your support for the old noise, win fabulous prizes!!  1-3 PM.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Stompin' Riff Raffs On Fool's Paradise Today

Photo by Adrian Jones
Originally scheduled to perform at the WFMU Record Fair, Tokyo’s Stompin’ Riff Raffs will make good on their commitment to lowbrow sounds this Saturday on Fool’s Paradise with Rex. Thrill to the sounds of lead man Nao and his merry band of Fujiyama Mamas Rie, Saori, Miku. Expect to hear many Fool’s Paradise Favorites covered by these spirited trans-continental teens! If you’ve got a grudge against the whole square world—tune in to Fool’s Paradise with Rex this Saturday from 1-3 PM EST!!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Ad for Hollingshead Drive-In's opening night
A tidy little history of drive-in theaters, commemorating the anniversary of the first drive-in's inauguration in 1933,  has appeared as a blog post by Ameoba Records. The Fool's Paradise Faithful will note that the premiere drive-in opened in New Jersey! The piece concludes with a list of surviving drive-ins in Southern California.

Stay tuned for news of this weekend's Blaxploitation festival at the Fool's Paradise Twin!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fabulous Prizes!!

Tune in and make a pledge to Fool's Paradise this Saturday from 1-3 PM!  You could score this new CD!  Plus, I will personally thank you live on the air!!

$15 or more

Equadors - Sputnik Dance!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fool's Paradise

Tune in today from 1-3 PM on WFMU to get yourself in the mood for Amateur Night.  Rex will be playing some of the Fool's Paradise Favorite drinking songs of all time to coax the pink pussy cats out of the closet.

Tiny Tim's Crutch (via Grade "A" Fancy)

1 1/2 ounce Gordon's Gin
1/2 ounce Harvey's Bristol Creme Sherry
1/2 ounce brewed and cooled Lapsang Souchong tea

Put some sugar on a plate.  Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass with a citrus wedge and dip glass into the sugar. 
Stir all liquids over ice until very cold and strain into the cocktail glass.

Happy New Year from the Ichiban crew!  Kancho!!

Rufus Thomas - Pink Pussy Cat Wine Spot

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This Just In

Sugar Pie DeSanto on Fool's Paradise with Rex this Saturday 1-3 PM!  See her live at the Bell House in Brooklyn on December 31st with Lee Fields!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fool's Paradise

Thanks to the mad pinstriper, Martin from Ocean County, NJ for this Fool's Paradise decal!!  Pledge now to keep the Saturday Afternoon Tradition humming along.

Music To Pledge By (mp3s)

Jerry Madison & The Spacemen - Von Hutch, The Mad Martian Pinstriper

The Collins Kids - Hot Rod

The Surfer Girls - Draggin' Wagon

The King Pins - Rod Hot Rod

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fool's Paradise With Rex

A Saturday afternoon tradition.

Video by Greg Harrison


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween from Mad Daddy & Fool's Paradise!

Mad Daddy Rides Again! A Halloween Treat From The Fool's Paradise Archives!

Here's an audio excerpt from a pile of Mad Daddy airchecks recorded by a couple of young Clevelanders back in 1958. It features Mad Daddy at the height of his considerable powers with classic platter chatter and some sleazy RnB sounds from the likes of Fenton Robinson, The Rays and other notables!

Listen closely and hear the two teenaged archivists who recorded these shows goof on the Mad Dad and put down their own pals on tape ("Olson wears Batty Bucks on his ears!")

These two from the pimples and braces set are true wisenheimers...click below for the countdown!

Mad Daddy (reel to reel)

Thanks, Rex!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fool's Paradise

Did you miss Rex's interview with Hardrock Gunter last weekend?  Don't worry.  You can catch the archive here.  Stay tuned for an upcoming guest spot with Terry Zwigoff on the DVD release of his 1986 documentary Louie BluieSaturdays 1-3 PM on WFMU.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

On The Air

By Listener Greg!!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rex's Top Ten For 2009

Succumbing to vast listener demand, Rex has authored a Top Ten List for 2009. Here are this year's nominees:

1)Hank Ballard "Nothing But Good" Boxed Set (Bear Family)

Our RnB Godhead finally gets the lavish reissue treatment he so richly deserves.

2)Trashmen at the WFMU Record Fair.
Ringo may hate 'em, but the first ever appearance by the T-Men in NYC will never be forgotten. Re-live the magic thanks to Martin Waters Here!

3)Bo Diddley "Ride On" 2-CD (Hip-O-Select)
Several unissued cuts here reaffirm Bo's stature as the greatest American ever. "Bring Them Back Alive" is required listening.

4)The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics.
You can keep the Koran...this is our sacred text.

5)Sun Ra "Rocket Ship Rock" LP/CD (Norton)

Previously unissued takes from Yochanan (The Space Age Vocalist) just when the world needed them the most.

6)Tito's Tacos Culver City, California
Cheap in the best sense of the word. Greasy in the best sense of the word.

7)Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan of the Flamin' Groovies at Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY.
What a thrill to see the legendary San Francisco band that gave a stiff middle-finger to all the dull, dopey 60s hippy-dippies that ruined that region.

8)Warren Oates: A Wild Life (Screen Classics) by Susan A. Compo.
An unsung hero of the silver screen who brought an unhinged intensity to every role he ever played.

9)R&B Humdingers CD series
A great six volume (and counting?) set of 50s/60s vocal group and R&B rarities filled with Fool's Paradise favorites...highly recommended for your home stereo collection.

10)The Bobbettes and the Ponderosa Stomp at Lincoln Center (and on WFMU).
Hear them sing the censored, original version of "Mr. Lee" on the special Music to Spazz By broadcast!

And, of course, the launch of the Rock and Soul Ichiban blog and webstream (where the Hell else would you see a Fool's Paradise Top Ten?)