Becky Ebenkamp and Nikki Kreuzer – Bubblegum & Other Delights (09.23.18)

Writers Becky Ebenkamp and Nikki Kreuzer (Imagine Betty and Veronica without that pesky Archie to fight over…) are the pop culture pundits who serve as your musical apologists on Bubblegum & Other Delights,’s Sunday night radio show dedicated to the much-maligned, sugary-sweet musical genre that is the true innocent victim of fake news. With humor, smarts and great attention to detail, the hosts lead listeners on a cruise through a candy land of sugary-sweet songs crafted by the Brill Building’s best and performed by pseudonym-slinging session musicians—tunes crammed full of innocence-sounding, double-entendre lyrics that melt in your mouth, not in your hands.

And don’t fret, diabetics, because the “Other Delights” portions of the show is reserved for power pop, soul, punk, novelty, garage, sunshine pop, psych, glitter rock and other complementary genres. Those who don’t see a common thread between the 1910 Fruitgum Company and the Ramones will soon as we pull it and seduce you with our guilty musical pleasures…

Nikki was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. but has lived half her life in Los Angeles. A music history obsessor, writer, mosaic artist, photographer, song writer, bass player and actress, she seeks the extraordinary in everyday life at every chance she gets.

Becky grew up in the suburbs of L.A., but desperately longed to live in a “real” city. She went to college in San Francisco, and worked as a magazine journalist in New York, but after excavating every hidden, suburban strip mall tiki bar and depleting those cities’ thrift shops of their vintage clothing and precious vinyl she realized there’s no place like home. Thanks, Dorothy.

Fasten your seat belts—it’s gonna be a chewy ride!

      Becky Ebenkamp and Nikki Kreuzer – Bubblegum & Other Delights (09.23.18)


Bubblegum & Other Delights 9/23/18 Setlist: The “Dirty Sweet” Show

Cattanooga Cats Theme: Cattanooga Cats
Kitty Girl Valentine: The Unclaimed

Bessie Smith: My Kitchen Man
My Birthday Suit: Cattanooga Cats
Yummy Yummy Yummy: Julie London
Jelly Jungle: The Lemon Pipers
Lollypop: Nimbus

Buttered Popcorn: The Supremes
Cherry In Your Tree: Andy Partridge
Do The Clam: Elvis Presley
Soul Butter: Johnny Barfield & The Men Of S.O.U.L.
Yum Yum Yum: Joe Tex

Bubble Gum: The 9th Creation
Les Sucettes: France Gall
Le Banana Split: Lio
Candy (Sugar Shoppe): The Brady Bunch
Candy Shop: 50 Cent ft. Olivia

Jam Up And Jelly Tight: Tommy Roe
The Bump: Tyrone Chestnut
Rollin’ In The Clover: Lancelot Link & The Evolution Revolution
Rub it In: Layng Martine
She’s A Bad Motorcycle: The Crestones
Honey On The Vine: Matt Monro

Tasty (To Me): Jerry Blavat
Back Door Man: Derek
Fudgie: Co Co’s Rubber Band
Candy Bar: Staten Island Ferry
Sherry Cherry Train: Georgia Clay
Hot Dog: The Archies

Honey Bee: The Supremes
Fish Pie: Thee Headcoatees
Sugar Shaker: World’s Fare
Stir it Up and Serve it: Tommy Roe
Come On-A My House: Rosemary Clooney

Little Willy: The Sweet
Peanuts: Ohio Express
Quick Like A Bunny: Sandy & Dick St. John
The Slurp: D&Z (Denny Doherty & Zal Yanovsky)