Rev. Ike is Dead

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  2. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I remember. RIP.
  3. mikeGJ

    mikeGJ Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2007
    Grand Junction, CO
    I want you to open your wallet, and pull out the largest single bill and place it in the collection plate....
  4. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    Never heard of him before, but quite an interesting read. And an interesting twist on the TV evangelism theme. At least he was honest about his intent - a religion that has money and materialism as a central theme. I can't see any reason for people who donated to the cause to complain that they were mislead. :)
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The inspiration for Richard Pryor's "Daddy Rich"...

  6. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Brought in some pretty good bucks selling "Prayer Cloths".
  7. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    "Secretary of the Treasure" in George Clinton's "Chocolate City".
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    :p For sure!:D
  9. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    I'm going to abide by my don't speak ill of the dead rule out of respect for his family. NO COMMENT.
  10. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    If you think about it, you really did just speak ill of the dead! :D
  11. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Gainin' on ya!

    Love that song.
  12. my dad remembers listening to him driving down to Emory & Henry College in the late 60's and early 70's on the radio. you couldn't get anything else down in Southwest VA.

    I wonder what he did with all his Cadillacs?
  13. b_carville


    Jun 26, 2008

    Reverend Ike is gone!

    I used to get a kick out of watching his Sunday night UHF TV show in the 70's.Never sent any money his way of course.He was not a hypocrite at least.His speal was pretty enertaining.He looked more like a classy pimp then a preacher.He would tell people to stop drinking & doping & get two jobs if they had to.He would also tell people how to get help for job training,education,health services,etc.Not out of his pocket of course.

    He did not accept change in his collection plates.The ushers would hand the change back to you.Only bills the bigger the better! Hallelujah!

    Damn,so many musicians & pop culture icons from my era are passing. I feel old!
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    +1, I note Rev. Ike's death as marker in my life. When he was just getting hot, I wasn't even a teen. He's dead and now I am halfway to retirement.:eek: Time really moves quickly.:bag:
  15. Godfather


    Feb 4, 2001
    Anyone that gave that character a dime deserved to have it taken from them, which is it's own strange sort of perfection....

    I believe he was the inspiration for Richard Prior's character in CarWash....

    "It's better to have money and not to need it, than to need money and not to have it "......." and there's a good place for money, and it's right here in my pocket ! "


    Good call, Bongomania.....scrolled down too fast so I missed your post
  16. thumpbass1


    Jul 4, 2004
    I do remember him Dr. Cheese. He was definitely an original compared to all of the other hustling, prosperity doctrine, preachers. He was entertaining to listen to back in the 70's during the wee hours of the morning, when driving back from gigs, and the tape player in the band van was busted, and all we could get was those stray, long range a.m. radio stations, of which many ran a variety of religous programs. He was more fun than listening to the stations that carried only farm reports and music for the Lawrence Welk generation, which seemed to dominate the late night radio of the boonies of the wonderful American mid west back then.

    I guess I had a twisted sense of humor in regards to hearing him ask his flock for paper currency and then implore them to implore the Deity to " Loose my money Lord!!!" as if somehow their money was in a state of financial/spiritual bondage. At least he was out in the open, and without shame about his constant supplications for donations, let alone his materialistic gospel. As a person of faith I can't stand the dealers of religion who are in it to just hustle the money by fleecing their flock, yet in a weird way I'm kind of sad to hear of Reverend Ike's passing. At least Rev. Ike was a true American original in the rather unique history of religion and religous culture, for good and bad in this nation.
  17. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I used to live a few blocks from The Audubon Ballroom in NYC, so sure, I remember the Rev. Ike.
    Very entertaining, a much better brand of televangelism than Pat Robertson's or the Bakkers. RIP.
  18. I've heard him referenced at least twice on reruns of "Sanford and Son".