Saturday, December 22, 2012

Havin' A Cartwright Christmas

Little Joe  -  Santa Got Lost In Texas

Ben Cartwright  -  Stuck In The Chimney

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Get Up (I Feel LIke Being A) Dance Instructor!

Via the Life archives, here's a 1967 shot of James Brown showing Johnny Carson how it's done.

Godfather Popcorn

James Brown does his damndest to teach Mike Douglas the intricacies of the Popcorn.  Via the Jet archives.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hank Ballard

Hat tip: Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dean Martin Hates The Beatles!

Jerry Lewis Succumbs To Beatlemania

Above: Jerry Lewis and his son Gary sing Help on Hullabaloo.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Frank Sutton For Gomer Pyle USMC

Frank Sutton pitches the upcoming season of Gomer Pyle for one of CBS's local affiliates. I have no idea who put this clip on YouTube, but I'm grateful.

For more about great Frank Sutton, check out this Beware Of The Blog post. AND THAT'S AN ORDER!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wild Record Collection Screening!!!

Join our pals, Snuffles and the dancing zoo revue on Friday  Feb. 11 at 7 PM and Saturday/Sunday at 5 PM for a TV Party at the Museum Of The Moving Image in Queens!!!  It's all part of a Public Access TV retrospective.  Free with museum admission.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Live Music Show On Network Awesome

Here are some clips from The !!!! Beat TV show that I curated for Network Awesome!!  Otis Redding is hosting the show in clip # 1 because "Hoss" Allen had a little too much to drink.  Tune in for Barbara Lynn, Sam and Dave, Freddy King, Mighty Hannibal and more!

Network Awesome also shows episodes of The Twilight Zone, Addams Family, The Thunderbirds and other Ichiban approved television every day.  Bookmark this site and check it often!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jed Clampett On The Doubleneck Guitar

Speaking of CBS (Country Broadcasting System) here's an insane clip I've been meaning to put up ever since my pal Jerry hipped me to it a day or so ago. That's some kind of stringbending style Jed's got on that doubleneck Danelectro! Someone sign him up for Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

16 Tons - - - Go Go Version

Tennesse Ernie Ford boldly reinvents Merle Travis' 16 Tons for the Hollywood Palace tv show, which aired May 22, 1965.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Frank Sutton On His Day Off

What happens when Frank Sutton drops by the LA Dodgers locker room? He makes a beeline for pitcher Claude Osteen (nickname: Gomer) and berates him for his stupidity and knuckleheadededness. He couldn't help himself, I guess.

More on the late great Frank Sutton over here on WFMU's Beware Of The Blog.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jack Webb wedding photos

Here, via the always engrossing USC Digital Library, are a few 1958 photos from Jack's third wedding, to former Miss USA Jackie Loughery. For more Jack Webb goodness, go check out the Dull Tool Dim Bulb blog.

Jack Webb - Try A Little Tenderness (2:49)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ghost Riders In The Sky, Lawrence Welk Style

This 1961 Lawrence Welk Show clip might just comprise the coolest two minutes in the show's history. Guitarist Neil LeVang completely nails Ghost Riders In The Sky, along with considerable help and atmospherics from the entire LW Orchestra.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hawaii Five Oh No!

CBS has announced that they've finally cleared all the legal hurdles and are moving forward with plans to revive Hawaii Five-O.

Will it be worthwhile? Are remade television series (or feature films, for that matter) ever very exciting? I'm dubious. If you're hungering for the originals, CBS has posted quite a few full-length episodes from the show's first 2 seasons.

Below is a pretty fascinating clip, showing the retooled open from a 1990s attempt to get the show back on the air. Believe it or not, Garey Busey was to star in the Steve McGarrett role.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bobby Burgess & Cissy King

Former Mouseketeer Bobby Burgess is seen here flying through the air with Cissy King, his dance partner for many years on the Lawrence Welk Show.

Odd fact of debatable value: Burgess is married to the daughter of famed accordionist Myron Floren.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ichiban Fan Club Meeting #1

Fred Gwynn and Al Lewis are your hosts.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Monday, June 22, 2009

Outer Limits With Warren Oates

For Mike Maltese? Well, probably not that Mike Maltese.....

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Frank Sutton Smokes Stogie!

Just so you know.....Frank Sutton will be gettin' some appreciation here. This is just Chapter One.